Lilium superbum Turk's
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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height feet||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|July August||Orange/spotted maroon||3 to 6 feet||Average
Photo by cj Lilium superbum Turk's
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superbum = superb
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Lilium superbum Turk's cap lily flowers in July to early Aug and can be found growing wild in openings in rich woods, swamp edges and bottoms, streamsides, moist meadows and thickets, balds, pine barrens, and roadsides;
Turk's cap lily is the largest native Lilium east of the Rocky Mountains and the commonest over most of its range. Turk’s-cap lily is a familiar sight along the northern Atlantic coastal plain and throughout much of the southern Appalachians. Turk's cap lily flowers are rather variable; those in the north are sometimes floridly colored with dark purple bases on the peri-anth parts.
superbum Turk's cap lily is
pollinated primarily by spicebush swallowtail butterflies, pipevine
swallowtail butterflies, eastern tiger swallowtail butterflies and Great
Lilium superbum Turk's cap lily is easily grown in average, medium wet to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to partial sun and does best in consistently moist, humusy soils. Mulch helps prevent soils drying out and keep the root zone cool. Turk's cap lily bulbs should be planted 4 to 6 inches deep. Turk's cap lily often spreads to form impressive colonies in the wild but may be slow to spread in cultivation if given less than optimum growing conditions.
Turk's cap lily is the tallest of the native American lilies, typically growing 4 to 6 feet tall and is native to eastern North America in wet meadows and moist woods from New Hampshire south to Georgia and Alabama and. Leaves are lance-shaped up to 6" long arranged in whorls around the stems. Downward-facing, nodding, Turk's cap-type, orange flowers (2.5 to 4" wide) with greenish throats are densely-spotted with maroon. Sepals and petals are sharply-reflexed and curve backward to touch at the stem thus forming a "Turk's cap". Flowers appear in a loose inflorescence atop upright stems in early to mid summer. Another Lily similar-in-appearance to Turk's cap-type lily is Michigan lily (Lilium michiganense.
Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily is best
in groups or masses and can be used for borders in native plant gardens,
meadows, or cottage gardens and is a good plant for
moist low spots and pond edges.
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Width: 5 to 9 inches
Bloom Time: July
Bloom Color: Orange, spotted maroon
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
The map below shows areas where wild Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily plants grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over most of the USA. USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.
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Lilium superbum Turk's
Plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.