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Turk's Cap Lily Seeds

SKU: AM013413
per Packet
No longer available this season.
Lilium superbum is our most spectacular and largest native lily, a treasure for wild gardens. Perennial
key features
Botanical Name
Lilium superbum
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
covers 5-10 square feet
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings


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."