Leafy stalks reach 2-4 feet in height with 1-12 pendant, six-petaled flowers, dappled in colors from green and brown to yellow and purple. Also known as checker lily.
- Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Blooms April-July. Plant bulb on its side to prevent rot.
- Mature Height:
- 1 - 4 ft.
- Shade Preference:
- Soil Tolerance:
- Prefers drier, well-drained soils, rocky soils, and can survie in a xeric garden.
- Special Uses:
- Attracts showy insects. Plants may go dormant for 1-2 years following blooming. To assure good flowering, plant a colony of bulbs.