Lilium pumilum

Turk's Cap Siberian Lily

This Asian native lily grows well in the shady garden and blooms in early summer with fragrant scarlet-red flowers. A strong naturalizer, it forms colorful colonies over time.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Containers
Cut Flowers
Plants for Small Spaces
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size18-24" tall 12" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014626

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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18-24" tall x 12" wide (seed propagated). This eastern Asian native lily is a star performer in the shady garden. It has slender stems with narrow shiny leaves and blooms in early summer with extremely showy, fragrant scarlet-red, black-spotted flowers. The graceful nodding flowers have strongly backward sweeping petals. Siberian Lily is more floriferous each year as its underground bulb multiplies and sprouts more blooming stems.
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SKU
HC014626
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Turk's Cap Siberian Lily
Botanical Name
Lilium pumilum
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Red
Height
24 inches
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Containers, Cut Flowers, Plants for Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Growing Lilies: You can easily bring the spectacular beauty of lilies into your summer garden. They take very little ground space, so it’s simple to plant them in between other established perennials or shrubs. Most lilies can tolerate some shade and can be planted in spring or fall. Our Lilies are nursery-cultivated in Holland, not collected in the wild.

Lilium (Lily) is a huge genus of bulbous plants native primarily to the colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Although there are some sub-tropical species. The three biggest groups commonly grown include the Asiatic, Oriental and native North American species. The care of all three is similar.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in a fast draining, compost-enriched garden loam with full sun or a half day of partial sun. Lilies prefer slightly acid soil and are not a good choice for highly alkaline western soils unless you're willing to regularly acidify the soil with soil sulfur. Avoid clay unless amply amended with ample compost to improve drainage.
  • Mulch with commonly available mulch materials to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Cool, moist soil is essential for optimum growth and flowering of lilies.
  • Lilies prefer consistently moist soil and need regular irrigation when conditions are dry. They don't like to dry out but are prone to rot if their planting site is in a depression and accumulates water after a good rain.
  • Deadheading keeps the plants looking tidy and help them conserve energy for bulb growth and not seed production. But it will not bring them back into bloom.
  • Fertilize generously in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. This can be repeated in late spring to help build humus levels in their soil.

Special comments:

  • Oriental lilies are very fragrant, while Asian lilies are not.
  • Some of the taller varieties may require staking in windy climates, as they can get up to 6 ft. tall and be top heavy with lots of flowers.
  • Cut back to just above ground level in late fall or early spring.
  • Mulch heavily with a 2 to 3-inch layer in late fall as the soil begins to freeze. This is especially important when planting new bulbs in zone 3 and 4 climates. If snow cover is not dependable, make fall mulching a regular practice.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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