||This is the largest native lily of North America sometimes reaches a height of 6-10'High and have as many as 40 pendulous orange flowers in summer which are swarmed by Swallowtail Butteries in June and July the peek of flowering. In my opinion it is the most showy of all wild lilies in world. It performs best in soils that are constant moisture, especially during the growing season.As tall as this species can get one needs to provide some form of wind protection from strong summer storm blast. They are usually found in rich moist soils, but can adapt well the drier conditions. It takes many years to grow these bulbs to flowering size from seed as with all true Lilies. Note: Damp soil is great, but do not plant in submerged area. 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.