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'Lilium superbum' - Species or Wild Lily
Flower Description: (Eastern USA) The "American Turk's Cap" or "Swamp Lily" grows in moist meadows and woodlands in nature. Many bright orange, heavily spotted flowers darken with red-orange tips when blooms mature. Easy to grow in slightly damp garden locations, established bulbs of L. superbum can grow 6 to 8 feet tall. The "monster" in the photo being tagged was 9 ft. 8 inches. July. Price is for a single package containing 3 bulbs each.
Bulbs of this lovely species are brittle; to safely package and transport them, 3 slender, "dogbone-shaped" bulbs, 1-3 inches in length, or larger individual "daughter bulbs" (depending on harvest availability) are in each package. (Usually will not bloom the first season after planting. Most bulbs will require at least 12 months of "settling-in" after transplanting. Our guarantee is "true to name only", not for failure to grow, as this lily requires more exacting conditions.
Classification: Lilium species (USDA Zones 5-9, the colder climates of this range must provide winter mulching.)
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base