Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Michigan Lily In Wisconsin

We have a very unusual lily plant.  The first time I saw it, it was growing in my great grandmother's garden.  It looked like a tiger lily but it grew on a very tall straight plant.  She died many years ago but we still own the house.  In order to keep the house in the family, we bought it.  That was a gigantic mistake, but I won't go into detail about that in this blog.  All I will say is that property values have fallen, and we have a renter who has made matters even worse.  No matter how much care or lack of care, these plants survived.   I never had a chance to ask anyone what the plant was called.  When we moved to our home, I dug up some of the plants.  They have done very well here but I still didn't know what they were called.  After an internet search, I believe they are called a Michigan Lily.

These lilies are over six feet tall this year.

Close up of the bloom

Unusual placement of the leaves

When the blooms first come out, they are straight.  Then they curl backward.

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