|American Turkscap Lily|
|Turk's cap lily|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
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.
|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: You need at least two genetically different plants for fertile seeds. By some accounts, germination can take up to a year.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Stolons and runners
Other: Bulb scaling.
|Containers:||Preferred depth: 6-8 inches
They are the ancestors of all the lovely hybrids that we enjoy in our gardens today, those wild lilies that grow freely in different parts of the world. They have different faces, different names in other places, but I was the lucky one. The beautiful Turk's Cap Lily grew wild and wonderful in the Southern Appalachian mountains of Southeast Kentucky where I grew up.
|Posted by sheryl (Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ - Zone 9b) on Dec 26, 2011 7:09 PM
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.
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