Friday, June 9, 2006


The lily is easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soils infull sun to light shade. It is best in moist, humusy soils in fullsun. Mulch helps keep root zone cool. Plant bulbs 5-6" deep in fall.The Michigan lily is native to Missouri where it occurs in wetmeadows, low woods and swampy prairies throughout the state. Typicallygrows 2-5' tall. Elliptic to lance-shaped, lower leaves (to 4" long)are arranged in whorls around the stems. Downward-facing,orange-red,Turk's cap-type flowers (to 3" wide) with densely-spotted,broadly-reflexed sepals and petals. Flowers (usually 1-8) appear in aloose inflorescence atop upright stems in early summer.See Posted by Picasa

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