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Tiger Lily (Lilium lancifolium) is
a wonderfully beautiful flower now
cultivated all over the world in temperate zones.
It is originally from the eastern Asian area; mainly
China, Korea and Japan. They do not occur too commonly
in the wild, and some think they are actually a hybrid.
The Tiger Lily is a true bulb flower that is hardy
4. It grows about 1.2 meters high, with the widest part
of the plant reaching about 25 cm. The Tiger Lily requires
well drained, yet moist soil. These flowers are best
kept in full sunlight, but can survive in partial shade.
There are reports that the pollen of the Tiger
Lily is actually slightly toxic, and creates
a drowsiness effect and even vomiting.
Tiger Lily Subspecies
The following are several known subspecies of the Tiger
- Lilium lancifolium flaviflorum: Distinguished by
- Lilium lancifolium fortunei: Known for their woody
stems and full size
- Lilium lancifolium splendens: Larger flowers and
very vigorous grower