Data specific to Lilies (Edit)
Division: IX. Species and Species Cultivars

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2 - 4 ft.
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are lethal to cats
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Will not come true from seed
Other info: Species lilies will come true from seed; cultivars and hybrids will not.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Bulb scaling.
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Martagon Lily
  • Common Turk's Cap Lily
  • Turk's Cap Lily
  • Lily
  • Species Lily

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  • Posted by ge1836 (Pittsford NY - Zone 6a) on May 13, 2013 5:44 AM concerning plant:
    I found the bulb nearly completely emerged in March 2013.
    I covered it with a combination of dirt and compost. It put up 4 stems in a month. Now it looks like there will be tons of blossoms.
    I will dig and replant in fall.
Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On September 13, 2015 Obtained plant
B&D Lilies - qty 3; CLB
aspenhill On June 1, 2009 Obtained plant
Brent & Becky's - qty 5; HSG Area 5
MrsBinWY On April 17, 2021 Seeds sown
21 (all) Ex. 'Rose Arch Fox' seeds from NARGS Apr-21 (donated by B. Ruault of Cochrane, AB) - trying "Tarlton Method" ( for delayed hypogeal germinators

Soak the seeds for 10 minutes in a 10% bleach solution.
Stick wet seeds to inner sides of a sterilized quart jar.
Carefully add potting mix moistened with fertilizer water. Try not to knock seeds off the sides of the jar.
Firm the potting mix gently.
Seal the jar and leave it at room temperature for 3 months. Tiny bulbs should be visible at this point.
Move the still-sealed jar to the fridge for 3 months.
Remove the jar from the fridge to room temperature, and remove the lid.
After a few days at room temperature, green growth should be visible.
Pot the seedlings, and grow on until they're large enough to transfer them to the garden.

Finally fridge these on 8-29-2021. Don't see any little bulbs.

Unfridged on 11-29-2021. No activity... Finally gave up on these in April 2022.
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