Lilium tigrinum2-5' tall. Robust variety produces scads of luminous lemon-yellow flowers with recurved petals generously flecked with dark purple dots.
Prominent rusty-red anthers produce a beautiful mahogany pollen. Tiger lilies are distinguished by purplish-black bulbils in the leaf axils along the stem. When the plant is happy, the bulbils will drop and sprout baby lilies by the score.
Light shade prolongs summer blooms and keeps the bulbs cool. Plant bulbs 6-8" deep, 6" apart in rich slightly acidic well-drained soil.
Z2. (1½-1¾" bulbs.)
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Queen of the perennial border, fabulously showy and surprisingly easy to grow. Oriental strains bloom late with fragrant flamboyant blossoms on stalks capable of reaching heights well above 5'. Tiger Lilies are prized for their high bud count, unique beauty and exceptional ability to naturalize in the woodland garden.
Excellent as bedding plants or cutflowers, good as specimens or in solid masses. Light shade prolongs summer blooms and keeps the bulbs cool. Mulch in full sun. Plant bulbs 6–8" deep, 6" apart in rich slightly acid well-drained soil. • Click here for info about lily leaf beetles.
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When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.