We grow quite a few varieties of lilies. One, however, has me baffled.
We grow about a dozen martagons so I am familiar with their appearance. They are currently in bloom. We have another lily that looks much like a martagon.....same bud developmnet, bloom type, time of bloom etc. It is, however about 2/3rds the height but more importantly the leaves are not in the whorl pattern of martagons but the alternate pattern of asiatics. It is the colour of a typical purple martagon.
hmmm? Is this some type of hybrid of a martagon and other species? Or is there a species that has a martagon appearance with alternate leaves?
In our garden we have asiatics, orientals, martagons and native L. philadelphicum. Could a martagon and another lily crossed to produce our specimen?