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Lilium superbum /Turk's Cap Lily

Lilium superbum  / Lilium superbum
A close view of a nodding flower
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A close view of a nodding flower

Flowers in summer

Flower nectar used by hummingbirds and butterflies

Magnificient flower

Flower in Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Close view of a flower on rambling vine

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Scientific Name: Lilium superbum
Common Name: Turk's Cap Lily
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: A native plant growing over a wide area of the USA, particularly east of the Rocky Mountains. Flowers have a green, six pointed star at the base, which makes a good identifying mark for this plant. Blooming occurs from early to mid-summer and lasts about a month.