Wood Lily

(Lilium philadelphicum)

Wood lilies grow in mountainous regions and grasslands, filling the slopes and fields with their bowl-shaped, cheerful blooms. The long and narrow leaves are arranged in a whorled pattern around the erect stems. The flared petals add a splash of color to borders. Fruits are in the form of pods and there are usually 1-4 flowers in a plant.

  • USDA Zone
    4-8
    Height
    1’-3’
    Width
    9”-12”
  • Light
    Full sun to partial shade
    Soil
    Well-drained, yet moist

Flower

  • Size
    3”-6”
    Blooming Season
    Mid summer-early fall
    Fragrance
    Non-fragrant
  • Colors:
    Bright orange with deep purple spots at the base

Care

Watering
Pruning
Fertilization

Having average water needs, the plant needs to be watered regularly avoiding sogginess.

Cut back to just above ground level in early spring or late fall.

Fertilize generously in fall and late spring to build humus levels in the soil. Apply a 2”-3” layer of mulch in late fall.

  • Pairs Well With
    Pasque flower, dotted blazing star

Image Source: Prairiemoon.com, Petpoisonhelpline.com, I1.treknature.com, Static.inaturalist.org, First-nature.com, I.pinimg.com

by | Updated : September 26, 2020

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