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Wood Lily

Scientific name

Lilium philadelphicum


The Wood Lily is a small, attractive, perennial wildflower species with a stem growing about 50 cm tall. The leaves are narrow, elliptic shaped, alternately arranged, whorled at the top of the stem, and have entire margins. The flowers are showy, bright reddish orange colored with yellow and dark spotted bases, have 6 petal like sepals, appear as 1-3 flowers at the tip of a stiff flowering stem, and bloom between June and August. The flowers are highly beneficial for pollinator species including hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.

Planting conditions

Wood Lily grows best in normal to moist conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, loam or sand soils types. This wildflower can be naturally found in open forests, forest edges, meadows, or along shoreline slopes.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Humus
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 50 cm
  • Spread:
    • 50 cm