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Lilium michauxii

Carolina Lily

Item #: 4826

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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From West Virginia south to Florida and west to Texas, Lilium michauxii can be found growing in dry open woodlands and occasionally in bogs. The 4' tall stalks are adorned with fleshy green whorls of leaves. In early summer, the stalks are topped with large orange flowers. Each downward-facing recurved flower is orange toward the tips changing to cream near the center. The petals are also heavily spotted orange-brown. When the bulbs first flower, each stalk will only produce one or two flowers, but as the bulbs enlarge, it is possible to have as many as six flowers per stalk. Lilium michauxii makes a nice colony thanks to underground rhizomes. Our offering is nursery propagated via tissue culture.

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