Lilium tigrinum 2-5' 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.
Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.