Lilium michiganense

Common name: Michigan Lily

Native plant

Michigan Lily can mature to 5' in height and has orange to orange-red very showy flowers. Easily grown in full sun to light shade. Best in moist, humusy soils in full sun. Mulch helps keep root zone cool. The large showy flowers appear to be designed to attract hummingbirds and some of the larger flying insects, such as Sphinx moths, hummingbird moths, long-tongued bees, and the larger butterflies. Michigan Lily can be planted in perennial borders or even along ponds and streams. Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) and Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum) are our recommendations as companion plants.

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Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 4
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Flat of 18 (pints)

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Habitat

Moist Woods, Savannas

Growth form

Single trunk, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Orange Red

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
7 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

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