Tall stems with whorled leaves topped with orange to red-orange nodding flowers with backwards curved tepals and brown spots near the center. It looks a bit like a Turk’s cap lily, but it’s different and not often cultivated!
A most beautiful North American lily, good along ponds and stream edges or any perennial flower bed, but prefers a moist soil. Very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds!
Germination: it needs a warm moist period (2-3 months) during which it will germinate and form a tiny bulb, followed by a cold-moist period, after which it will send up the first leaf.
You can find a detailed overview of germinating lilies on the Pacific Bulb Society website.