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Lilium superbum

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Common Name: Turk’s Cap Lily

Part sun, moderately wet to medium moisture level, deep rich soil, moderately acid to neutral pH.  3-9 ft. height, blooms in summer, reddish orange flowers, spreads by stolons and will naturalize under optimum growing conditions.

Germination Code:  E.  Requires several years to flower from seed.

Native Region:  Blue Ridge Province

Tallest of the native American lilies.  Can be difficult to grow unless conditions are ideal.  Mulch to help keep root zone cool in summer.  A spectacular and desirable lily to have if you can meet its needs.  Attracts hummingbirds.

Turk’s Cap Lily - Lilium superbum 2
Photo Courtesy of Keith & Patty Horn, Horn’s Prairie Grove, email: kahplh_hiland@yahoo.com