Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Turk's Cap Lily and Liatris

Of 6 plants of Turk's Cap Lily planted last fall, only one came up this year. I'm normally not very big on lilies but this one was so pretty and unique. I bought it specifically as a native alternative to the other Lilies planted next to it. It blooms much later and thankfully goes great to the Liatris.

Hopefully it does well, comes back with more flowers, and in the long run propagates. Pictures I've seen online show that Butterflies actually pollinate them. But of course I've seen butterflies working regular Lilies too, see here.