Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense)

Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense)

Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the bright orange-red blooms on this native lily. Lily lovers and native plant lovers both enjoy these classic garden flowers. Once common to wet meadows across the Midwest, Michigan Lily (also known as Turks Cap Lily) is now rare.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Wet, Medium
Height:    3-5 feet
Blooms:    July, August
Color:    Orange
Spacing:    12-18″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Design Tips

Michigan Lily needs rich, moist soil in order to survive. Plant in sunny gardens with a layer of mulch and regular water. Perfect for rain garden basins with good soil and wet/dry conditions.

Companion Plants

Fox Sedge
Great Blue Lobelia
Meadow Blazing Star