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Turk's Cap Lily Seeds

Orange Turk's Cap Lily Seeds, Lilium superbum, Turk's Cap Lily

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Lilium superbum is our most spectacular and largest native lily, a treasure for wild gardens. Perennial

Zones 4 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size Up to 72 inches tall (6 feet)
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Packet

Plant Information

"Turk's Cap" lilies are the ones that some long-ago botanist thought looked like turbans, the headgear of the Turks. It means the blooms face downward like large bells, and each petal tip curves back as on a "turk's cap." Native from New England all the way to Florida, and west to Illinois, the American Turk's Cap is not common, so if you can cultivate it in your wild garden, it will be special. (the bulbs were cooked for soups by the early Indians.)

Remember, you are planting seeds, and they will take a year or more to make a bulb, and then the tall stem, buds and blooms can form, so be patient with your "Turk's Cap Lily."

Common Name Turk's Cap Lily
Botanical Name Lilium superbum
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height Up to 72 inches tall (6 feet)
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 80000
Seeds Per Packet 35
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil
Native To North America
Native To Eastern United States
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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Jury's out


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        Comments about American Meadows Turk's Cap Lily Seeds:

        Unfortunately none of the seeds I planted germinated. However, I know there is often a long germination time so am going to try another round with natural stratification over the winter. If I get any thing coming up, I'll revisit my recommendation.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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