Martagon

“Lilium Martagon” Is Found In A Huge Area Across Southern Europe From The Iberian Peninsular To The Balkans And From Poland Across The Caucasus To Siberia. This Was One Of The First Liles To Be Grown In The British Gardens: Gerard Described It In 1596. The Common Name Comes From The Stye Of Turban Adopted By The Turkish Ruler Sultan Mohammed 1 Which Was Known As A Martagon And Had A Similarly Pendulous Shape, Hence Too The Alternative Name “Turk’s Cap Lily”