‘Shifting Sands’ is a beautiful new Martagon Hybrid Lilium. Opens white inside, maturing to cream with deep maroon spots and a mauve-pink reverse.
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 should be maintained between pH 6.5 and 7.5 for optimal growth. Choose the site carefully