- ✓ Lilies Marchagon - spectacular modesty
- ✓ Natural forms of lilies
- ✓ Interesting hybrids of lilies Marchon
- ✓ Varieties of lilies Marchon worthy of attention
- ✓ Favorite varieties of lilies Marchon
- ✓ Lilies Marchagon - Care
- ✓ Lily Marchong in the flower garden
- ✓ Disadvantages of the flower
- ✓ Lilia marchagon - varieties and photos
Lily Marchagon - varieties and flower care
Lily Marchon-the plant is not the most common and therefore somewhat mysterious. And itself the word “martagon” is like a spell from the tales of “A Thousand and One Nights,” and the English name Turk's cap, Turkish turban, which means “turban,” sends us to the East. However, in the natural habitats of this lily there is no exotic, everything is quite prosaic - forests and meadows of the temperate zone of Eurasia
The popularity of varieties Lily Marchagon (Lilium martagon) now everything is growing. You can succumb to the garden fashion and buy from a dozen bulbs, focusing on beautiful pictures on the web and not particularly pondering why, in fact, they are your garden. But this is not our way! Let's immediately check the harmony with algebra and talk about the merits and demerits or, if you like, the peculiarities of these plants, so that the choice is conscious.
Lilies Marchagon - spectacular modesty
Marchagon lilies are very durable - in one place the plant can be up to 10 years or more. They are tall, which in itself attracts attention, their powerful stalks are in addition covered with large shiny leaves collected in spectacular whorls. At the same time, both spectacular and modest, Marchagon lilies possess natural beauty and grace. They are easy to fit into a flower garden or composition with shrubs and perennials. This is a plus that compares them favorably with most other lilies: it is no secret that many varieties are magnificent in a single or group planting, and in the flower garden they “shout” and drown out the neighbors.
Natural forms of lilies
In the modern assortment of lilies, the marchon lily varieties occupy a rather modest place in number - there are only a few dozen of them. Both natural forms and hybrids are offered. Among the natural forms is especially good white-flowered Album (Lilium martagon var. album), flowers are pure white, without carp, with strongly curved edges (chalmoid). There is another white-flowered form Albiflorum (Lilium album var. Albiflorum), whose petals are densely covered with brown specks - “freckles”, and the impressions of snow-white fine porcelain no longer create, although they are very elegant.
Interesting hybrids of lilies Marchon
About hybrids, I should say a few words. Hybrids with lily of Hanson (Lilium. hansonii) inherited from the latter a particularly dense texture of the petals and a wonderful shape - not turbanes, but pagodas - Ivorine, Mooneen, Attiwow, Autumn Color. Hybrids with lily of tsingtae (Lilium tsingtauense) have larger flowers, directed not down, but to the sides, and a kind of "crest" (curved upper petals) - Orange Marmalade, Larissa, Tsingense, Mahagony Bells. Another feature of them is a rarer inflorescence than that of the Marchagon lily and its hybrids with the Hanson lily.
Varieties of lilies Marchon worthy of attention
As already mentioned above, there are not so many varieties, but I'll try to name the best, in my opinion, in different colors. Among the dark, purple, purple, most-most, no doubt, is Lilith. This is a domestic variety, but, unfortunately, so rare that it has become a legend - it exists, is it ...
In fact - yes, there is such a variety, two meters high, the buds are densely pubescent, the flowers are black-burgundy, in the shape of a pagoda. Greenish white Irish cream very elegant, and white with a tear Zvaizgnu Varti resembles the Albiflorum. In crimson-red and brick-red tones is good Claude Shride with large flowers, a clear form of pagoda. This variety is hardy, comparatively rapidly builds a bulb socket. In the same range of almost identical Arabian Night, Arabian Knight, Backhouse Red Form. But the Mahagony Bells among the red varieties stands apart - it has flowers larger than others and of a different shape, the height of the stems is about 130 cm. The variety is spectacular, very bright, elegant, distinguished by brilliant flowers of a rich cherry-red tone.
Among the yellow the best is Terrace City - Golden yellow flowers, plentiful inflorescence, not capricious.
Several varieties have flowers in a pleasant eye pinkish cream. Here there is plenty to choose from: the earliest and most powerful variety Early Bird, the average flowering period is classical Brocade (the name translates as "brocade", which completely coincides with the impression of golden pink petals with bright specks) and, finally, elegant Attiwow, which opens bright enough, with a blush of a carmine shade, then turns pale and dyed in the noble tones of an old brocade.
In pink tone, the best grade I would call Rosalinda with an amazingly delicate proportion of inflorescence and dense flowers of pure cold tone. The variety is monumental, the height of the stems is from 170 cm. Very good large-flowered light pink Charming Life. Lilac-pink trim Manitoba Fox - reliable and unpretentious grade.
Reference by topic: How to propagate lilies
Favorite varieties of lilies Marchon
And finally about my favorites. it Ivorine - the top of elegance is white, the flowers are dense, the height of the stems is from 150 cm. Unfortunately, it grows very lazily - for the 6 years that it grows in my garden, there is not even a hint of the appearance of daughter bulbs. Another noteworthy variety is Bronze Medallion. A real giant with a powerful, curly inflorescence in rusty tones. This variety, fortunately, grows relatively well. Height of stems from 170 cm, leaves very large, shiny.
Lilies Marchagon - Care
The agronomic technique of lilies Marchon is not too different from most lilies. Because the bulbs are very large, the planting is deep (three bulb heights).
If we take into account the length of the roots, it turns out that the soil must be treated to a depth of at least 50 cm.
Space may be partially obscured. The best landing date is the end of August - September. It was at this time that bulbs were sold by specialized nurseries and collectors. Spring planting will postpone the full-flowering period for a year or two.
These lilies are responsive to mulchingand top dressing with well-seasoned soil is carried out starting from the second or third year after planting; they need calcium nitrate in spring and potassium monophosphate in early August. if such fertilizers are not at hand, you can feed with full mineral. Deep watering in dry weather, treatment from pests and diseases - in a word, ordinary gardening events.
There is also a peculiarity - the lily martagon wake up early and easily fall under return frosts. Since flowering suffers or disappears from this, if there is a threat of frost, it is worth throwing non-woven covering material on the plants.
Lily Marchong in the flower garden
In flower beds the lily marchon and its forms and varieties look good in the middle plan. As neighbors, I would propose Volzhanka a dioecious, mountaineers that are changeable and spread out, bells broadleaf and milky-flowered, astrases, small and vassilistivnye vysilistiki, rodgersii, klopogony, Clematis Manchu, large ferns.
Disadvantages of the flower
The lily of Marchon has its minuses.
1. The plants slowly build up the bulb socket, reluctantly produce the daughter, and therefore the planting material is significantly more expensive than the bulbs of any other lilies.
2. In autumn, faded stems with drying leaves will inevitably “stick out”. Cutting them is undesirable, otherwise there will be no full flowering next year.
3.If from any other lily you have the right to expect a good flowering in the year of planting, then l. Marchon will not please you. At best, it will show a couple of flowers, and its luxurious inflorescence-a candelabrum with several dozen flowers will only show in a couple of years.
4. Not everything, but most varieties do not like transplantation, reacting to it with weak growth and poor flowering.
Reference by topic: Varieties of lilies - types and classification (photo)
Lilia marchagon - varieties and photos
© Author S. Voronin. Wonderful specialist and florist. Collector of rare plants. Photo by the author.
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