Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Lilium superbum

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Turk's Cap Lily
Tallest of the native American lilies
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Sun to Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist to Wet
$12.50 - $14.50/qt.; some larger
$10.50/qt. (bloom next year)

Lilium superbum is a species of true lily native to the eastern and central regions of North America. Common names include, Turk's Cap Lily, Turban Lily, Swamp Lily or American Tiger Lily.  It occurs in wet meadows and moist woods from New Hampshire south to Georgia and Alabama. This is the tallest of the native American lilies, typically growing 4'-6' (less frequently to 8') tall. Elliptic to lance-shaped leaves (to 6" long) are arranged in whorls around the stems. Downward-facing, nodding, Turk's cap-type, orange flowers (2.5 to 4" wide) with greenish throats are densely-spotted with maroon. Sharply-reflexed sepals and petals curve backward to touch at the stem thus forming a "Turk's cap".  Flowers appear in a loose inflorescence atop upright stems in early to mid summer.

Ours derive from a population along our creek, known as Big Branch, a tributary of Deer Creek.  Deer will graze on them if they can get to them, so afford them some protection.  The predilection of deer for the succulent stems is one of the reasons for their disappearance from our local flora.

They are pollinated by hummingbirds and the eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus).

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We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

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