Lilium martagon is a beautiful but tough lily from Northern Europe and Asia.
The form I have available here comes from Plani, near Riga, Latvia
It grows to 1 mt. with up to 20 Turks-cap pendant flowers of strong pink with dark red spots surrounded with cream.
Martagon Liliums are rarely grown, and even more rarely understood, in Australia. Although coming from very cold climates, they can probe quite hardy in many parts of Australia.
Martagons hate to have their bulbs baked by the sun. It is most important that their bulbs be planted deep (at least 150 mm), and should be well-mulched. They should also be given at least some shade from the heat of the day.
Soils pH should be maintained between 6.5 and 7.5 for optimal growth. Choose the site carefully and then avoid interference with bulbs.
If these factors can be accommodated, Martagons can be very durable, long-lived bulbs.