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Tiger Lily

Botanical Name
Lilium lancifolium (tigrinum)
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
9
Height
3 to 4 feet
Flowers
Early to late summer: deep orange recurved petals speckled with dark red
Light
Full sun to light shade
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Plant lily bulbs in fall
  • Plant bulbs at a depth two to three times their length and space at least three times their width apart
  • Use a minimum planting depth for those planted in clay soil, the deeper the bulb is planted, the greater the risk of bulb rot
  • Add organic matter to heavy clay soil to improve drainage
  • Purchase and plant precooled bulbs in the spring as soon as the soil is workable
  • Lilies are also sold as plants during the growing season and can be planted whenever available
  • Mulch the soil to keep lily roots cool and moist
  • Avoid overwatering, especially in clay soil, this can lead to root rot
  • Apply a winter mulch after the ground freezes for added insulation and for help in getting the bulbs through challenging winters
  • Tolerant of some shade and moist soils
Problems
Rot in poorly drained soil, hardiness, fasciation, aphids, virus

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