Belonging to the Lilium genus, Tiger Lily has a botanical name of Lilium lancifolium. The botanical name epithet lancifolium means 'with lance-shaped leaves'.
70 cm is the smallest I’ve seen these in my garden. Some that are growing behind some large shrubs have gotten close to 5 feet (150cm).
Plants generally flower in their 2nd or 3rd summer.
China is believed to be where Tiger Lily originates from.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Tiger Lily is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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IN USDA Zone 5 very hardy; reseeds from bulbils on stem, or you can divide the bulbs.
Semishade (1/2 day sun) in zone 10.
Well-drained soil, preferably acidic.
If planting from bulbs, use general bulb guidelines— bulb depth double the diameter of the bulb, root end down. The plant is easily propagated by means of bulbils that form in the leaf axils (late summer) or divide the bulbs. Will reseed on its own.
Some are sterile and don’t produce seed. Protect growth tip from slugs!
As this species propagates itself so easily by bulbils, entire stands are often derived from one original plant. The offspring are, effectively, all clones of the original parent. As lilies tend to not be self-fertile, seed may not be available from such stands. Collect bulbils in this situation.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Tiger Lily so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Tiger Lily so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Tiger Lily plants:
Tiger lilies tend to harbour lily viruses a little better than other species so you might want to keep them away from other lilies in your garden.
Tiger Lily is the name of the Indian Princess who saves Peter Pan.
The bulb is edible. Pollen is considered poisonous.