Lilies forum: Lilies, Martigon

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Oregon City, OR (Zone 9a)
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PabloZ
Jul 30, 2020 3:15 PM CST
I was sold these from the internet. Supposed to be Martigon Lilies.

These have been in a pot since March and look alive, but not like lily bulbs. Anybody know what they are?
BTW from Tennessee not China
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Lucius93
Jul 31, 2020 1:59 AM CST
Looks like North America lily species. They have bulbs like that.
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Leftwood
Aug 1, 2020 12:48 AM CST
They don't fit nicely into any single species, and yes, they are North American. But if I had to guess, I would say Lilium michiganense. They are not Lilium martagon. In the old days, some people referred to any lily that has petals that curve back in a turk's cap fashion as martagon lily. Thus, that would include most all of the North American species, as well as Lilium lancifolium, martagon, distichum, medeoloides, henryi, etc. This is probably where the error originated.
Oregon City, OR (Zone 9a)
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PabloZ
Aug 1, 2020 1:39 PM CST
Hurray! I appreciate the answers! Now; how deep should I plant them? Acid soil?
Thank You again
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Leftwood
Aug 1, 2020 1:59 PM CST
Not picky about pH. 5.6-7.2 is fine. I would shoot for the neutral or acid range. Plant them about 2 inches deep. This type of bulb easily moves up or down in the soil (by itself) from year to year to suit its needs, so planting depth isn't that important since the plant will self-adjust. It is unlikely that they will sprout at all this year, but will come up next spring just fine.

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