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
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 3 - 6 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Orange to reddish orange with maroon spots. Green at base of the petals forms a green star that helps distinguish it from similar species.
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are lethal to cats
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Delayed hypogeal. 2-3 months warm followed by minimum 3 months cold (35 F), followed by warm again.
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.
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Preferred depth: 6-8 inches
Miscellaneous: Endangered

Common names
  • Lily
  • Turk's Cap Lily
  • Swamp Lily
  • Tiger Lily
  • Species Lily
  • American Turk's Cap Lily
  • Turban Lily
  • Lily Royal

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  • Posted by sheryl (Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ - Zone 9b) on Dec 26, 2011 7:09 PM concerning plant:
    This lily is native to Eastern and Mid-America. It can be found as far south as Florida and as far west as Missouri and Arkansas.According to Wikipedia, it is listed as endangered in Florida and New Hampshire, threatened in Kentucky, and "exploitably vulnerable" in New York.

    One of its common names is "Swamp Lily", probably referring to it's preference for lightly moist to wet soils.
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On March 20, 2022 Seeds germinated
On 3-20-2022, noticed 1 seedling up nearly an inch
MrsBinWY On March 27, 2021 Seeds sown
19 (all) commercial seeds for 2021 from janinilulu Feb-21 in moist ProMix in sandwich-size zipper bag; keep on top of fish tank 90 days, then move to fridge for 90 days, then back to warm; fridged on 7-1-21; unfridged ~October. Nothing going on. Refridged on 11-27-2021. Unfridged on 3-6-2022.
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