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Jun 18, 2016 1:07 PM CST
These are all self-seeded! They certainly know exactly where to place themselves.
Every year the martagon lilies are more spectacular than the previous!
Jun 18, 2016 6:11 PM CST
|Wow, that's a lot of variation! Each one is so different from the next. A very nice collection!|
Jun 18, 2016 7:13 PM CST
|Yes, Luscious! Especially the light lavender one in the front and the yellow and white one in the back.|
Jun 19, 2016 12:50 AM CST
|That's fantastic, what happy martagons! Your garden is beautiful.|
Jun 19, 2016 5:29 AM CST
|That is a beautiful garden spot you have there, Linda. The variety of martagons is especially nice.|
You mention that these are self-seeded - may I ask what you started off with?
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Jun 19, 2016 9:31 PM CST
|A friend took the previous photo of my self-seeded martagons in the spot where she saw the greatest concentration, but I have many more scattered through much of my shade garden. They seem to like to appear in paths so I have many little "fences" to protect them... dangerous to walk in places!|
I hadn't really thought about the variation of the plants in this one small section of my shade garden but Rick is absolutely correct.
Here are a couple pictures I took yesterday of individual plants, not the same ones that appear in the group photo
To respond to Joshua, I have 17 named cultivars in long established clumps. Dalhansonii may be a parent of the red seedlings, and Brotsing may be the parent of the yellow ones, but this is conjecture on my part. I didn't know I had a seedling until the first one bloomed in 2013 and that one looks like dalhansonii which is located about 30 ft. away.
I purchased 17 more cultivars in 2012 and 2013, but those are just now starting to bloom... several never came up at all. Martagons require a lot of patience and sometimes bring disappointment, but are well worth the wait. But nothing has been so rewarding as these self-seeded plants. Mother Nature must have decided that I deserved something special?
Minnesota and Alaska (Zone 3a)
Jun 19, 2016 10:24 PM CST
|They are just gorgeous! I planted a bunch of them on this property maybe 7-8 years ago and not a one has ever shown up. The grow wild up in my home town area but the only time I have ever spotted them is along some of the rural fence rows that have the woods encroaching upon them. If I can manage it this fall I am going to order some more and plant them in my new home. I think I have the perfect spot for them.|
Jun 20, 2016 7:12 AM CST
|Self seeded martagons? Wow. Your established martagons in the wooded area are lovely. So many shades of color. Congratulations.|
Jun 20, 2016 7:31 AM CST
|Your Martagons are all fantastic Linda and you are right to say that they require patience! I am eagerly waiting for mine to bloom. Your conditions must be perfect for them to self-seed; I hope to have that happen in my garden someday! Congratulations and keep posting your beautiful pictures.|
Jun 20, 2016 5:38 PM CST
|Linda, your picture of the flowering self seeded martagons is beautiful, natural and peaceful.What a pleasure to see that area of your garden. Thank you.|
Different latitudes, different attitudes
Jun 21, 2016 7:29 PM CST
|Beautiful shade area. You must have just the right conditions for them.|