Martagon lily cultivars are wonderful garden plants because of their ability to withstand a wide variety of garden soils (except extremely wet conditions) as well as tolerating much more shade than most lilies. They make beautiful companions to hostas and part shade woodland perennials or shrubs. Most varieties grow 3 – 4 1/2' tall and bloom in June.

Lilium martagon ‘Claude Shride’     

This hybrid is among the finest of the martagon selections with its vigorous growth rate and red-colored flowers.  Very stunning in the shaded landscape.

Lilium martagon ‘Dalhansonii’       

The willowy stems of ‘Dalhansonii’ carry many small deep chestnut reddish-brown flowers dotted with gold spots.  Because of its tall stature, it is suitable for the back of the perennial border.

Lilium martagon ‘Mahogany Bells’   
A martagon lily with rich mahogany flowers.  Has dark colored flower stems. 

Lilium martagon ‘Margaret Mauve’   
A martagon lily with dusty pink flowers.  Beautiful in a part shade setting.

Lilium martagon ‘Nepera’            
A martagon lily with spotted, orange, down-facing flowers.  Will brighten up any shade garden.

Lilium martagon ‘Brotsing’          

This martagon lily has large, light yellow spotted flowers with intense, bright orange pollen.  Flowers face out.

Lilium martagon ‘Mrs. R. O. Backhouse’   
This classic martagon lily was introduced many years ago and has withstood the test of time.  Yellow flowers with a pink overlay top the 4' flower spikes in late June.  Its bright color compliments the darker shades of other martagon species.

Lilium tsingtauense                 

A member of the martagon family, this lily is the only upward-facing martagon species.  A splendid plant with slightly recurved petals.  Likes a well-drained, gritty soil with lots of compost added.


Lilium martagon ‘Fort Knox’

A beautiful, tall martagon lily with bright yellow-orange flowers. Hybridized by Hans Hansen in Waseca, MN. Sight in part sun for the best growth. 54? high.