||Man of Man do we have a Jewel for you here. This fabulous form was shared with me years ago by the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC. A true red selection of this normally yellow to gold flowering species. Lilium iridollae 'N3 Pak-pv-ku-ce Et-ke-tv' which is pronounced 'N3 Puc-pugo-gee It-key-da', meaning (burning flower) in the Muscogee language. It is pollinated by just all the swallowtail butterflies within its limited range, especially the Spicebush Swallowtail(Papilio troilus), Eastern tiger Swallowtail(Papilio glaucus), and Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes). Panhandle lily or Pot of Gold Lily is rarely known and even more rarely offered. It is a smaller species usually with in the 3-4'or smaller produces up to 5 or 6 pendulous flowers. Spreads by rhizome growth at a moderate rate to develop a colony of impressive lilies. It prefers a moist boggy sites and part sun to full sun.
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.