||This superior red color selection I made from a population in the Fall Line of central Georgia. It is a stunning red form of this normally tangerine orange lily species ranging from east Texas to north Fla. north to the mid Atlantic states. It is found typically on hardwood hillsides, but Michaux's Lily will grow almost anywhere as long as it is in a well drained site. I named in Honor and Memory of Micco Lamochattee, pronounced Lum-hee (Lvmhe) meaning Eagle and Cat-tae (Cate) meaning Red. Note: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best.
Quick History: Chief Red Eagle's war name was Hopnicafutsahia, or (Truth Teller) Born (c. 1765-81? - March 24, 1824). His English name was Bill Weatherford and as a Muscogee/Creek Chief of the Upper Creeks as one thoughtful chiefs of the many that lead the Red Sticks offensive in the Creek War (1811-1814) against the invasion of European immigrants with their arrogant attitudes that were trespassing. Driving of thousands of free living Creeks from their homeland after a treaty was signed with that Superior Manifest Destiny Attitude.
This man was among the first of the original Homeland Security Team Members in the south! Bill Weatherford was of mixed blood. His father was Charles Weatherford, a Scottish trader and his mother was Sehoy a Itis or Muscogee Native. He was strongly opposed to the invading whites as was Chief Menawa (Ilex decidua 'N3 Micco Menawa') and Peter Mc Queen. The three of them with others headed the Red Stick 800-1000 homeland security force team members on the war path to retain and preserve their cultural ways and stop the uncontrolled burning of their homes, stealing and killing of Native Creeks farmland and animals. The Creek American War was started by US troops during 1811 when a small band of red sticks were attacked out side of Mobile,Ala while they were bring munitions back from Pensacola. since that first battle which the creeks won they planned a massive attack on Fort Mimms in retaliation. A months later August 30, 1813 they staged their positioned on Fort Mimms, Honorably Chief Red Eagle advised not to kill women and children, but his pleases suggestions were ignored and as the anger boiled in the blood of his warriors, so the attack against the fort went on killing mostly white Europeans, some Blacks and Lower Creeks that had taken refuge in the fort. Some 400-500 of the Fort Mimms people were kill that day. The attack known as the Fort Mimms Massacre.