“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Lilium philadelphicum

Western Wood Lily

Garden(s):

LoH2O, CNP

Type:

Native Perennial

Height:

20-60 cm (8-24 in)

Spread:

5-10 cm (2-4 in)

Light:

Full sun, Part shade

Water:

Low, Moderate

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

June, July

Bloom Colour:

Orange

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Average, Sandy

Notes:

Very slow growing from seed (5-7) years to bloom. Forms colonies of bulbs. Edmonton Naturalization Group working to educate public to refrain from picking the plant. When it is picked it will not grow back as the leaves store the required energy for it to reproduce.