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Lilium lancifolium

Tiger lily

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.6m to 1.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourOrange red specked
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium lancifolium (Tiger lily). It can grow to a height of about 1.2m, it produces many bright orange pendulous flowers in mid to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Vegetable

Other common names

Devil lily, Kentan, Lily

Origin

China and Japan

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need good drainage. Some prefer alkaline soil, others will not tolerate it. They all prefer the sun, but make sure the roots are deep to keep them cool. They can be propagated by means of offsets from the main bulb or seeds. Harvesting may start in Early autumn.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring, by bulb scales in summer or by stem bulbs (where present) in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Viruses, fungal diseases, leather jackets and lily beetle may cause problems.

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