Monday, 18 June 2012

Zone 3 Flowers: Tiger Lily

Description: The vibrant glow of a bright orange tiger lily flower is a garden favorite, wIth it's fragrant scent and good looks. All of these attribute of such a wonderous flower, leaves many to wonder why it is mostly seen growing in ditches along many American roads. Otherwise known as the "ditch lily," the tiger lily is a wildflower with a rich history, and superstitious roots. It is believed that the mere sniff of a tiger lily flower will put freckles on your face. The tiger lily is very easy to care for and they are hearty, requiring little attention. The tiger lily is a popular choice for many home gardners.

Hardy: Zone 3

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Height: 2-3'

Spacing: 4-6'' deep, 12'' apart

Sun Needs: Full sun (but can do well with afternoon shade. I have mine in part shade. They do still bloom and do well but they don't grow as fast or bloom as much in the part shade)

Water Needs: Low, but when you water do a deep watering

Outstanding Features: Bright colors, beautiful smell.

Uses: back of boarder garden, flower gardens, country/cottage gardens, cut flowers.

Tips: If you have an outdoor cat, use caution. Tiger lily flowers are highly toxic and can cause severe sickness or death in cats.

1 comment:

  1. The Tiger Lily was first described by the famous Swedish botanist Carl von Linne (Linnaeus) in 1753.


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