Michigan Lily

(Lilium michiganense)

The striking contrast of color exhibited by this perennial makes it an excellent border plant. It is great for prairies, meadows, cottage gardens and areas near streams and ponds. The slender stems are covered with lance-shaped leaves that are arranged in whorls. The petals of the lilies curve strongly backward, distinguishing it from the other types of lilies.

  • USDA Zone
    4-8
    Height
    2’-5’
    Width
    1’-2’
  • Light
    Full sun to partial shade
    Soil
    Well-drained, yet moist

Flower

  • Size
    Smaller than 3”
    Blooming Season
    Mid to late summer
    Fragrance
    Non-fragrant
  • Colors:
    Orange to red-orange with deep crimson spots

Care

The plant has average water needs. It should be watered regularly, avoiding overwatering.

You can prune in January, February or March.

Organic fertilizers work best for the plant but don’t over-fertilize. Don’t apply any fertilizer in the first 3 weeks when rooting takes place.

  • Pairs Well With
    Turtlehead, Joe-Pye weed

Image Source: Live.staticflickr.com, Wildlifeinnature.com, Wildflowerworld.blog, Sp-images.summitpost.org, Friendsofinterstatepark.org

by | Updated:September 26, 2020

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