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Tiger Lily
Scientific Name: Lilium lancifolium Thunb.
Synonym: Lilium tigrinum, Lilium tigrinum
Family: Liliaceae
Tiger Lily (Lilium  lancifolium)
Lilium tigrinum, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 504. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-10

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea), long cultivated, possibly a hybrid

Growth Habits: Bulb, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Keep the root zone moist, prefers soils with low lime

Propagation: Does not produce seeds, bulb scales in September, bulbils off the stems in summer

Cultivated for its edible bulb in Japan. The pollen is poisonous.

Lilium speciosum 'Rubrum.', Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester. Cited in 2003

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