Data specific to Lilies (Edit)
Division: IX. Species and Species Cultivars

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet (.9-1.5m)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are lethal to cats
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Species lilies will come true from seed; cultivars and hybrids will not.
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Other: Bulb scaling.

Common names
  • Michigan Lily
  • Lily
  • Species Lily
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Lilium michiganense
  • Synonym: Lilium canadense subsp. michiganense

  • Posted by Vals_Garden (Ontario, Canada - Zone 4b) on Apr 23, 2021 12:16 PM concerning plant:
    Now that I am looking for more Lilium michiganense, I'm noticing that where pictures are provided the flowers have a very variable quantity of spots. The one I was given only has spots from the inner two thirds - the rest of the petal is that lovely unspotted red/orange. I'm wondering if the wild populations of this lily are as variable.

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