Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily Plants
LIL-ee-um  soo-PER-bum

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Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily plant picture Turk's Cap Lily photo Habitat Bloom Period Color Height feet Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily Flower Photo Sun to 
part shade
July August
Orange/spotted maroon  3 to 6 feet Average
to Moist
12"- 24" Perennial

 Photo by cj  Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily    
Lilium = Lily
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. 

Lilium superbum Turk's cap lily is pollinated primarily by spicebush swallowtail butterflies, pipevine swallowtail butterflies, eastern tiger swallowtail butterflies and Great spangled fritillaries 

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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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Turk's Cap Lily  




Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily map

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Lilium superbum Turk's Cap Lily  Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.