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Lilium philadelphicum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Lilium philadelphicum

Wood Lily

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Item #: 5430

Zones: 2a to 8b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


The easy-to-grow native Lilium philadelphicum has a huge native range from Quebec south to Texas. In fact, there are less than a dozen states in which Lilium philadelphicum has not been found. In the wild L. philadelphicum occurs in moist prairies or open thickets. The wood lily emerges in mid-spring forming 2' tall stalks clothed with whorls of narrow 2" long leaves. In June (NC), the plants are topped with upright-facing bright red-orange flowers, marked yellow and speckled red at the base...just delightful!