Posted by: Dawn
The Canada Lily is a perennial wildflower that prefers moist meadows or wood margins. It's one of the more eye catching spots of yellow along the roadsides here in Maine.
I absolutely love this photo of my Queen Elizabeth rose taken last summer. As you can see, there is a yellow flower about to bloom in and amongst the fragrant pretties, how it manages to survive is more than a wonder to me. There are actually three stalks of Canada lily growing in this small crowded space, I allow it because if we have a bad year with the Japanese beetle, they will completely devour the lilies instead of touching my roses and this lily has always returned year after year no matter what.
I hadn't planned for a grouping of these funnel shaped, nodding flowers in this area and I'm quite surprised they took foot since they are mostly corms, the seeds must have been brewing for awhile, three to five years would be my guess.
This lily will grow to a height of 2 feet to 6 feet, some will have flowers of a count of fifteen, while others will have only two.
The flower is 2'' to 3'' wide and will engulf a hummingbird as it's a favorite of the ruby throated hummer.
The flower can be yellow, orange or red. They are native from Alabama to Quebec and bloom from June to July. They are also on The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. In the Garden.
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