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Bare Root Turk's Cap Lily (Lilium superbum)

$8.00
Item #:
800617
Availability:
Sold out for the season.
Item #:
800617
Availability:
Sold out for the season.

Description

Hardy, late spring to summer-flowering bulb
Description:  Magnificent red-flushed orange flowers with maroon spots on 5-10 foot stalks. Numerous flowers per stem
Habit:  Plant bulbs 2-3 times the height of the bulb.
Cultures:  Prefers rich, moist, well-drained loam and part sun to light shade. Bulbs can be planted in a soil-based mix and placed in a protected spot over winter, or planted in a well-marked spot directly in the garden. Protect from rodents
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Origin:  North America
Attributes:  Rain garden, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Jefferson documented

This spectacular native lily grows from New York and New Hampshire south to Alabama and Georgia.  It is said that a soil could not possibly be too rich for them.  Also known as the Spotted Canada Martagon, this lily has been in cultivation since the late 1700s, and Thomas Jefferson received roots from Bernard McMahon in 1812.  Jean Skipwith of Prestwould Plantation in south central Virginia also grew it.  These rare bulbs are nursery propagated and have not been collected from the wild. zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9

This plant will ship bare root.  Grade: #1 

Bare root planting tips:

~  If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.

~  Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.

~  Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.

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