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Lilium superbum

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Description

Lilium superblum is a perennial wildflower plant that enjoys partial shade growing from 6 to 9-feet tall during the summer months in deep, fertile, moist soil. The foliage is whorls of leaves with the broadest being about the middle and pointed at both ends.  The flower is an orange-red flower thickly sotted with purple.  The six perianth parts are curved backward such that the tips often touch.  This plant delights in attracting pollinators, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

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#hummingbirds#butterflies#partial shade#summer#orange#perennial#wildflowers#shade tolerant#NC native#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#butterflies#partial shade#summer#orange#perennial#wildflowers#shade tolerant#NC native#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lilium
    Species:
    superbum
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Central & Eastern U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Orange-red flowers thickly spotted with purple. The six perianth parts are curved backward such that the tips often touch.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Whorls of leaves, broadest about the middle and pointed at both ends.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators