Web Specials!
Home > General Q&A (FAQs) > Archive Catalogs > Spring 2015 Catalog - Expired > L. martagon album' - Species Lily bulb

'Lilium martagon album' (Lily species)

L. martagon album' - Species Lily bulb
L. martagon album' - Species Lily bulb
L. martagon album' - Species Lily bulb

'Lilium martagon album' (Lily species)

L8030 $15.95

F15 Delivery: 





Flower Description: The waxy, pure white flowers of this European native are like a snowfall in June. Once these liies are established, their 3 to 4 foot stems can have 20 to 30 fragrant unspotted 1inch blossoms. Cover with 2 to 3 inches of soil. June. (Does not always bloom the first year after planting, usually requires at least 12 months of "settling-in".)

Martagon lilies are classic choices for old style gardens. Perfect for the edge of treed woodlots, but as with all bulbs in such areas, protect from tunneling moles, gophers, etc., using wire cages or raised planters with hardware cloth stapled to the bottom as a barrier.

Martagon species, as well as their hybrids, resent being moved and fall is their best time for planting for success. Actually, the optimal time for moving a martagon is while it is in full bloom. While the jobber companies (those that just buy and resell) are either not aware of this, or simply don't care being they are not growers, we are and we do. Spring planted martagons often times do not emerge the first season and those that do, often fail to bloom their first season. It is for that reason, we here at B & D Lilies only ship these magnificent lilies in the fall giving you the absolute best chances for success.

More difficult to establish than our Asiatic, Trumpet or Oriental lilies, our Martagon lilies are guaranteed to be healthy and true-to-name, but not for failure to grow. May take an additional season before blooming and conditions need to be more exacting. Martagons pout when they are moved and need to settle back in to their new homes. Provide perfect drainage, rocky soil is fine, and don't over water the bulbs during summer while they are in dormancy. Bulbs resent transplanting and could rot during a cold, wet winter/spring or during the summer, if you add any moisture retentive materials to the soil around the bulb itself. Under no circumstances use peat for L. martagon or its hybrids, but leaf mold and/or compost as a top dressing in the fall is desirable.

Classification: Lilium Species (USDA Zones 5-9, colder climates w/winter mulch.)


Plant Lily Bulbs Immediately upon Receipt

Lily bulbs are never completely dormant and need to be planted as soon as possible. You can delay planting for 2-3 weeks by keeping the bulbs in a cool, not frozen (34-40° F.), area of a garage, basement or refrigerator, but longer and you risk bulb damage. You must open the shipping box to check your order and then re-close any plastic bags before short term storage. Our packing material protects your bulbs and absorbs excessive moisture, but if large water droplets form within the plastic bag, poke more “air” holes in the sides of the poly bag, being careful to not damage your sleeping bulbs. Lily bulbs are happiest in the garden where they can begin growing new roots immediately.

Choose an area with good air circulation and well-drained soil. Waterlogged soils, with poor drainage or too much “organics” in the soil mean certain death to lily bulbs. A sloping site with natural drainage is best. When planting in heavy clay, try mixing Perlite (the white crunchy stuff found in commercial potting soil – not Vermiculite that holds moisture) or sand with the native soil to create raised beds 8 to 10 inches above ground level, or make raised beds of garden-safe, treated wood. If bothered by moles, mice or gophers nail 1/4-inch galvanized hardware cloth on the bottom of the framework before you back fill with good soil. Sandy loam soils rich in humus with a pH of 5.5-6.5 are ideal.

Lilies look most natural planted in triangular groups of three, spaced 12”-18” apart. Provide at least 6 hours of sun, dappled shade in very warm regions for Orientals. Cover bulbs with fluffy soil and mulch to control weeds and maintain even ground moisture. Plant bulbs 2”- 4” deeper in areas where daily temperatures average over 90 degrees F. and the soil is sandy. Do not plant among aggressive ground covers or where large trees or shrubs will rob nutrients or moisture. Lily bulbs need regular fertilizer, water, and cultivation. They do NOT “naturalize” like Daffodils or Tulips, which have a hard outer shell. Be sure to mulch bulbs in cold climates if a good winter snow cover is not expected. Likewise, in more temperate areas, cold saturated soil will rot lily bulbs some years, so a raised area and fast-draining soil is recommended. Click to leave this page and go to More Information


Find your USDA Hardiness Zone

The chart published by the USDA and complete interactive searching can be found on the website for the US National Arboretum. When researching your location, bear in mind that the map lines are not absolute and each garden has its own unique micro-climate. Neighborhoods with more trees blocking the wind, hills that "drain" away moisture faster, concrete bulkheads, sidewalks and driveways that tend to collect heat, as well as southern exposures will allow you to grow plants that might not be recommended for your area. The general guidelines are based on average low temperatures are found below. To open a new browser window access the interactive map click USDA Zone Chart

Asiatics (Graffity, Tigerplay, etc.) grow best in zones 1 to 9, no winter mulch is needed and they prefer colder winters to reset bloom.

Purebred Orientals (Casablanca, Star Gazer, etc.), without mulch, zones 6 to 9, but if heavily mulched for winter or with a good snowfall, down to zone 3 or 4 easily.

Purebred Trumpets (Copper King, Pink Perfection, etc.), without mulch, zones 7 to 10; heavily mulched, down to zone 3 or 4, but can be subject to late freeze damage in May, cover emerging stems if temperatures below 30 degrees F. are expected.

Oriental-Trumpet Hybrids (Conca ‘dOr, Sweetheart, etc.), same as Purebred Orientals, but seem to be more resistant to late frost damage, plus because of the “trumpet” genes, they do not require as much winter chill as Oriental lilies, thus are very suitable for southern areas and will take higher heat in summer. (See our Heatbuster™ Collection for more information.)
Zone 1--- ( Below -50 F) --- Fairbanks, Alaska; Resolute, NW Territories (Canada)
Zone 2a --- (-50 to -45 F) --- Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Flin Flon, Manitoba (Canada)
Zone 2b --- (-45 to -40 F) --- Unalakleet, Alaska; Pinecreek, Minnesota
Zone 3a --- (-40 to -35 F) --- International Falls, Minnesota; St. Michael, Alaska
Zone 3b --- (-35 to -30 F) --- Tomahawk, Wisconsin; Sidney, Montana
Zone 4a --- (-30 to -25 F) --- Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota; Lewistown, Montana
Zone 4b --- (-25 to -20 F) --- Northwood, Iowa; Nebraska
Zone 5a --- (-20 to -15 F) --- Des Moines, Iowa; Illinois
Zone 5b --- (-15 to -10 F) --- Columbia, Missouri; Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Zone 6a --- (-10 to -5 F) --- St. Louis, Missouri; Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Zone 6b --- (-5 to 0 F) --- McMinnville, Tennessee; Branson, Missouri
Zone 7a --- (0 to 5 F) --- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; South Boston, Virginia
Zone 7b --- (5 to 10 F) --- Little Rock, Arkansas; Griffin, Georgia
Zone 8a --- (10 to 15 F) --- Tifton, Georgia; Dallas, Texas
Zone 8b --- (15 to 20 F) --- Austin, Texas; Gainesville, Florida
Zone 9a --- (20 to 25 F) --- Houston, Texas; St. Augustine, Florida
Zone 9b --- (25 to 30 F) --- Brownsville, Texas; Fort Pierce, Florida
Zone 10a --- (30 to 35 F) --- Naples, Florida; Victorville, California
Zone 10b --- (35 to 40 F) --- Miami, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida
Zone 11 --- (above 40 F) --- Honolulu, Hawaii; Mazatlan, Mexico



More Choices
'Amarossi' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Amarossi' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
'Anastasia' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Anastasia' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
'Black Beauty' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Black Beauty' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $34.10
'Fraulein 'Cornelia' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
'Fraulein 'Cornelia' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
Bowmore' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
Bowmore' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'Cocossa'  - Orienpet Lily Bulb
'Cocossa' - Orienpet Lily Bulb
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'Conca d' Or' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Conca d' Or' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
'Corcovado' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Corcovado' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $43.70
'Eudoxia' - Orienpet Lily Bulb
'Eudoxia' - Orienpet Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $44.70
'Elusive - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Elusive - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $43.70
'Esta Bonita' - Orienpet Lily Bulb
'Esta Bonita' - Orienpet Lily Bulb
$8.95, 3 for $28.85, 6 for $49.70
'Flashpoint' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Flashpoint' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
'Fujian' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Fujian' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $43.70
Julie Fowlis' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
Julie Fowlis' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $34.10
'Lankon' - Easter Lily x L. lankongense
'Lankon' - Easter Lily x L. lankongense
$12.95, 3 for $37.85, 6 for $73.70
Leslie Woodriff'  - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
Leslie Woodriff' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $43.70
'Lesotho' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Lesotho' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'LeVern Friemann' - Heritage Orienpet Hybrid Lily
'LeVern Friemann' - Heritage Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $43.70
'Mister Cas' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Mister Cas' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
Mr. Right'  - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
Mr. Right' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
Mr. Sandman'  - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
Mr. Sandman' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $34.10
'Nymph' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Nymph' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'Paraguay' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Paraguay' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'Passion Moon' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Passion Moon' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
Prince Promise' - Easter x Oriental Lily
Prince Promise' - Easter x Oriental Lily
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $34.10
'Queenfish' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Queenfish' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $43.70
Red Hot'  - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
Red Hot' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
Saltarello' - Orienpet Lily Bulb
Saltarello' - Orienpet Lily Bulb
$9.95, 3 for $28.85, 6 for $54.70
'Scarlet Delight' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
'Scarlet Delight' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
'Scheherazade' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
'Scheherazade' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
'Sensi' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Sensi' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.25, 3 for $17.75, 6 for $33.50
'Silk Road' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Silk Road' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.25, 3 for $17.75, 6 for $33.50
'Sweetheart' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Sweetheart' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.25, 3 for $17.75, 6 for $33.50
Imporato' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
Imporato' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$8.95, 6 for $33.70, 6 for $49.70
'Pink Snowflake' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
'Pink Snowflake' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $34.10
Annika'  - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
Annika' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $43.70
'Ariosto' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Ariosto' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $22.86
'L. auratum' - Species Lily Bulb
'L. auratum' - Species Lily Bulb
$9.95, 3 for $28.85, 6 for $35.82
'Belonica'  - Double Flower Oriental Lily
'Belonica' - Double Flower Oriental Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $25.02
'Carolina'  - Double Flower Oriental Lily
'Carolina' - Double Flower Oriental Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $25.02
'Casablanca'  - Heritage Oriental Hybrid Lily
'Casablanca' - Heritage Oriental Hybrid Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $25.02
'Rio Negro' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Rio Negro' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $25.02
Crystal Blanca'  - Oriental Hybrid Lily
Crystal Blanca' - Oriental Hybrid Lily
$6.25, 3 for $17.75, 6 for $33.50
Fabiola - Oriental Hybrid Lily  (Double)
Fabiola - Oriental Hybrid Lily (Double)
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $44.70
'Firebolt' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Firebolt' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $28.62
'Ice Dancer' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Ice Dancer' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $22.86
'Isabella' -  Double Flowered Oriental Hybrid Lily
'Isabella' - Double Flowered Oriental Hybrid Lily
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $28.62
Lilac Cloud' - Oriental Hybrid Lily  (Double)
Lilac Cloud' - Oriental Hybrid Lily (Double)
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
Mona Lisa'  - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
Mona Lisa' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
Salmon Party' - Oriental (Suitable for pots)
Salmon Party' - Oriental (Suitable for pots)
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
Salmon Star' - Oriental Lily Bulb
Salmon Star' - Oriental Lily Bulb
$9.95, 3 for $28.85, 6 for $55.70
'Lancaster' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Lancaster' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $22.86
'Sorbonne'  - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Sorbonne' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
Sumatra'  - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
Sumatra' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'Thalita'  - Double Flower Oriental Lily
'Thalita' - Double Flower Oriental Lily
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $21.42
Lady Alice' - Lilium henryi Hybrid
Lady Alice' - Lilium henryi Hybrid
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
'L. speciosum var. Album' - Species (Wild) Lily
'L. speciosum var. Album' - Species (Wild) Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
'L. speciosum Uchida' - Species Lily Bulb
'L. speciosum Uchida' - Species Lily Bulb
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
'African Queen Strain'  - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'African Queen Strain' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
Easter Moon' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily
Easter Moon' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $34.10
Late Morning'  - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
Late Morning' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'Tropic Moon'  - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Clone
'Tropic Moon' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Clone
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
'Golden Angel'™  - Trumpet Lily Strain
'Golden Angel'™ - Trumpet Lily Strain
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
Arbatax - Scented Asiatic Lily
Arbatax - Scented Asiatic Lily
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
'Eremo' - Fragrant Easter x Asiatic Hybrid
'Eremo' - Fragrant Easter x Asiatic Hybrid
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
'Graffity'  - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Graffity' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
Longwood' - Scented Asiatic Lily
Longwood' - Scented Asiatic Lily
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
Netty's Pride' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
Netty's Pride' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
'Pink Dragonfly'  - Asiatic Hybrid Lily
'Pink Dragonfly' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'Red Alert '  - Easter x Asiatic Lily Bulb
'Red Alert ' - Easter x Asiatic Lily Bulb
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
'Red Velvet' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Red Velvet' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
$5.35, 3 for $15.05, 6 for $28.10
'Swansea'  - Fragrant Easter x Asiatic Hybrid Lily
'Swansea' - Fragrant Easter x Asiatic Hybrid Lily
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
Tigerplay'  - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
Tigerplay' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
Yellow Cocotte' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
Yellow Cocotte' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
'Little Yellow Kiss' - Double Flower Asiatic
'Little Yellow Kiss' - Double Flower Asiatic
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'Natalia'  - Double Flower Oriental Hybrid Lily
'Natalia' - Double Flower Oriental Hybrid Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $25.02
'Cherry Splash' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Cherry Splash' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.25, 3 for $17.75, 6 for $22.50
'Gran Tourismo' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Gran Tourismo' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $28.62
Bubble Bath' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
Bubble Bath' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.25, 3 for $17.75, 6 for $33.50
'Cherry Swirl' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Cherry Swirl' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.25, 3 for $17.75, 6 for $22.50
Black Eye'  - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
Black Eye' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
'Cafe Latte' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Cafe Latte' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
Cecil' - Fragrant Asiatic Hybrid Lily
Cecil' - Fragrant Asiatic Hybrid Lily
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
'Pearl Carolina' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily
'Pearl Carolina' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
Purple Life'  - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
Purple Life' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $24.70
Strawberry Vanilla Latte' - Double Asiatic
Strawberry Vanilla Latte' - Double Asiatic
$4.95, 3 for $13.85, 6 for $25.70
Porcelain Doll'  - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
Porcelain Doll' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
$6.95, 3 for $19.85, 6 for $37.70
'Gold Class' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Gold Class' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$7.95, 3 for $22.85, 6 for $43.70
'Rising Moon' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Clone
'Rising Moon' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Clone
$9.95, 3 for $28.85, 6 for $55.70
Mero Star'  - Oriental Hybrid Lily
Mero Star' - Oriental Hybrid Lily
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
Orange Cocotte' - Asiatic Lily Bulb
Orange Cocotte' - Asiatic Lily Bulb
$5.95, 3 for $16.85, 6 for $31.70
'L. pardalinum'  (California Panther Lily)
'L. pardalinum' (California Panther Lily)
$9.95, 3 for $28.85, 6 for $55.70
'Corsini' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
'Corsini' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
$6.35, 3 for $18.05, 6 for $34.10
FREE Bonus Bulbs
FREE Bonus Bulbs
Catalog price: $4.95
SALE: $0.00
Wild Lilies
Timely Tips!
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base