A.k.a. American tiger lily*. A star Midwestern lily! A slow grower that is worth the wait, it prefers moist soils but adapts to medium garden beds. Plants in rich, wet soil may need staked. Multiple plants required for pollination.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam

Height: 1.5’-4’

Bloom Color: Orange

Bloom Time: Jun-Aug

Root Type: Bulb

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract large butterflies, large moths, and hummingbirds. Hosts moths such as the burdock borer and golden borer moths, the lily leaf beetle, and some smaller insects. Mammals occasionally browse foliage, and voles may feed on bulbs.

*The similar native Turk’s cap lily (Lilium superbum) is also known by this common name.

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