Lilium martagon in sand

Rodger Whitlock
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:03:55 PDT
On 27 Apr 2013, at 6:33, J. Agoston wrote:

> I would like to get info on Lilium martagon, can it whitstand semiarid
> conditions? I have a very dry sand soil. Will they survive, or should i try it
> on an other type of soil, or maybe in pots?

I have a large bed of martagon lilies. They grow in a heavy clay shaded from 
direct sun, where the soil really never completely dries out even though 
Victoria has a profound drought every summer. (There are advantages to living 
in a former swamp.)

Given how well they do where I have them, I'd say dry, sandy conditions will 
not suit them at all.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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