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Lilium michiganense

Michigan Lily

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Lilium michiganense (Michigan Lily)

The Michigan lily is the common orange lily of marshlands and ditch banks. It blooms in mid July. It is easily grown in average to medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Naturally occurs in wet meadows, low woods and swampy prairies. Lance-shaped, lower leaves are arranged in whorls around sturdy stems. Downward-facing, orange-red flowers have spotted sepals and petals.

Additional Information:


Height
2-5 Feet

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Spread
1-2 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Orange


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Stoloniferous, but usually slow to spread.

Good Companions
Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map