Turk’s Cap

(Lilium superbum)

The nodding, downward-facing lilies with strongly reflexed petals give it the looks of a Turk’s cap. Hence the name. Lance shaped leaves cover the erect stems that bear flowers in profusion. The striking color combination of its blooms makes it ideal for borders, prairies, meadows, cottage gardens and places near ponds and streams.

  • USDA Zone
    4-7
    Height
    6’-9’
    Width
    6”-9”
  • Light
    Full sun to partial shade
    Soil
    Well-drained, yet moist

Flower

  • Size
    4”
    Blooming Season
    Early-mid summer
    Fragrance
    Non-fragrant
  • Colors:
    Tangerine with a generous dose of maroon freckles

Care

Watering
Pruning
Fertilization

Lightly water regularly to keep the soil moist. It needs about an inch of water per week in the growing season.

After the leaves lose their vitality, prune the stalks all the way to the base.

Young and developing plants require frequent fertilizing. Applying a good layer of compost at its base twice a year takes care of its nutrition. Mulch in summer to cool and hydrate the roots.

  • Pairs Well With
    Pansy, viola, wax and fibrous begonia

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by | Updated : September 26, 2020

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