Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Sun – Part Sun
Height: 3-6 feet
Bloom Color: Bright orange
Bloom Season: July
Suggested Uses: Michigan Lily is a very tall and showy lily with many drooping blooms. This wildflower does well in typical gardens with cool, moist soil.
Native Range: Native to the Great Lakes and parts of the South. Native to the eastern half of the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Hummingbirds, moths (hummingbird and sphinx) and butterflies.
Flowers: Large orange flowers with petals that recurve (curve backwards). The flowers droop towards the ground. The throat of the flower is spotted with large showy stamens.
Leaves: Shiny, linear dark green leaves arranged in whorls up the stem
Other Names: Turk’s Cap Lily
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo credit: Marty Lucas [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)