Lilium canadense

Canada Lily

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Pot Size: bare root

Plant Description

Canada Lily is a spectacular wildflower of open moist areas, wet meadows, and bogs of the southeastern mountains. The three inch flowers are yellow-orange, dark spotted, and have widely flared petals. Up to 9 or 10 nodding flowers may be present on the 6 foot stalks of whorled leaves in June and July. This beautiful display comes from the lily bulb which looks like a fleshy white artichoke. Mature bulbs often send out daughter bulbs on thick runners which in time may result in colonies of Canada Lilies. This lily is a little difficult and slow to get started, and it may take years to reach flowering size. The plants do need specific cultural conditions to thrive. Give it good rich, moisture-retentive soil and mostly sun. A little protection from winds (or support) might prevent a stormy blow over. Try it with Summersweet, Bee Balm, or Wild Ageratum.



Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Full sun

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist

Pot Size

bare root


36in or taller

Flower Color

Orange, coral




Bloom Time

Late summer, Mid summer



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9