Double Tiger Lily Bulbs Flore Pleno

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This lily has tall stems that bear double, deep orange, ruffled flowers with black spots. Strikingly beautiful and easy to grow. (Lilium)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 60-72" tall
Bulb Spacing3-4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
SKU 25LILYG

The true Tiger Lilies: Don't make a common mistake, and call just any old spotted orange lily a 'Tiger Lily.' Only one group is descended from the real thing. Like most Asian species lilies, this old reliable was a staple in the Oriental diet for centuries. The bulbs were--and are--cooked for foods and soups. But it's not the taste that made this lily bulb world famous. It's the beautiful flowers and the ease of growing them.

The true Tiger Lily is native to Korea, but today, gardeners the world over enjoy the beautiful big flowers on strong stems that return year after year. In fact, Tiger lilies are now so common in the US, many people think they're native.

As long as you have well-drained soil, they will grow for you, perfectly perennial even in some of America's coldest climates.

This is the lily with little black 'bulbils' (baby bulbs) that form up and down the stem in the leaf axils. These little bulbs drop to the ground naturally, and spring up the next year as baby tiger lily plants. Over the years, you'll have an expanding clump.

This is the perfect no-maintenance lily to add to your flower border or particularly, your wildflower meadow. A few towering lilies over a wild meadow in full bloom is a wonderful mid-summer sight.

ABC LILY PHOTO Spectacular lilies for your garden; it's easy. Everybody loves lilies, and today's hybrids are a snap to grow, unlike some of the more difficult ones of the past. Today's favorites are no more work than growing a tulip or daffodil. First, take a look at the combination photo below. The large picture of a red lily is Stargazer, the most famous Oriental Hybrid. (See lily groups below.) Along with the famous white one, Casa Blanca, and other Oriental Hybrids, it's a big florist's favorite, and the ones in your garden will be just as lovely and fragrant as the ones you buy in any flower shop.

Photos A and B are of 'wild' or species lilies. (See lily groups below.) Photo A is the old favorite, orange Tiger Lily, (See lily groups below.) one of the best for wild meadows since it is tough, dependably perennial and will grow in almost any soil. Photo B is the incredibly beautiful Regal Lily, Lilium regale, the now-famous, highly fragrant white trumpet lily, discovered years ago growing wild in China. It has been used to create a whole new group of hybrids. (See Trumpet Lily group below.)

Photo C shows how beautifully almost any lily works in a mixed garden or with other flowers in a vase. The stunning yellow bi-colored lily shown with red daylilies and gladiolus is the popular Asiatic Hybrid, 'Grand Cru'. (See lily groups below.)


Growing Lilies: True lilies (which don't include daylilies and others which are not in the genus Lilium) are easy to grow today, and more popular every season. Since they are upright and take practically no space at ground level, it's easy to plant lilies between other established perennials and shrubs. Most can also tolerate some shade, which adds versatility for the gardener. There are many lily groups, but to keep it simple, we will consider only a few of the main types that are important to gardeners. Each lily we ship includes complete instructions for planting. So don't hesitate. You can easily bring the spectacular beauty of lily flowers to any summer meadow or garden.

'Wild' Lilies or 'Species' Lilies These are the true wildflowers from the world over. They are the ones all the glamorous hybrids are descended from. We're fortunate to have some of these botanical treasures on our list of lilies this season.

Oriental Hybrid Lilies are the now famous, very fragrant ones with large, flattened flowers such as red Stargazer and white Casa Blanca. These are the ones now so popular in the floral trade, but are also very easy to grow. They bloom from mid-summer through early fall. Most have very large, outward-facing, fragrant flowers.

Asiatic Hybrid Lilies are today's largest group of garden lilies, quite easy to 'naturalize'. This growing group of lilies was begun by hybridizers in the US, and were first called 'Mid-Century Hybrids.' Compared to Orientals, the Asiatic Hybrid lilies bloom earlier (early to mid summer), the plants are shorter, the flowers a bit smaller, and most blooms are upward-facing and star-shaped. Some of the most famous Asiatic Hybrids are yellow 'Connecticut King,' and the famous red, 'Gran Paradiso.'

Tiger Lilies. This group is led by the famous old orange wild lily, which used to be called Lilium tigrinum. Botanists have changed that to Lilum lancifolium, but that doesn't stop most people (including us) from using the old name 'tigrinum.' From the original orange, the hybridizers have created new colors from white to pink. All have the large flowers, black spots, and tough perennial qualities of the original. (By the way, don't call any old spotted orange lily 'tiger lily'. This one is the real thing, and no lily common name is more mis-used.)

Trumpet Lilies Sometimes called 'Aurelian Hybrids' or other names, the large, tall trumpet lilies are all descended from The Regal Lily, a white wild species lily from China. All are incredibly fragrant, and wonderful for cutting. They grow tall, and often need staking, since a well-grown stalk can have over 15 huge flowers.

Associated SKUs
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25LILY3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Double Tiger Lily
Botanical Name Lilium
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 60-72" tall
Bulb Size 16-18 cm
Bulb Spacing 3-4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Days to Bloom Blooms in 120 days
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsDouble Tiger Lily Bulbs Flore Pleno
 
4.3

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  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (4)

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3.0

not impressed with the way they looked in the garden

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from maui

About Me Professional Landscaper

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Very Hardy

Cons

  • Just Didn't Like Them
  • Unattractive

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    Comments about American Meadows Double Tiger Lily Bulbs Flore Pleno:

    it came up great but i was not too impressed with the way they looked. has what looks like seeds coming off stems. will these grow?

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    4.0

    Very pretty color

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    from Philadelphia Pa

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      Comments about American Meadows Double Tiger Lily Bulbs Flore Pleno:

      Pretty flower but didn't last long

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      5.0

      Tallest lillies i have ever grown!!

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      from Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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        Comments about American Meadows Double Tiger Lily Bulbs Flore Pleno:

        These lilies had many flowers. My recommendation for use would be as a back drop for a garden of any type. I currently have my placed around an aged oak tree. A great pop of color in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the end of August.

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        4.0

        close to what we were looking for

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        from Fenton, MO

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Tasty To Wildlife

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        Comments about American Meadows Double Tiger Lily Bulbs Flore Pleno:

        Good product, arrived on schedule, and easy to plant. The only two negatives are they weren't quite what we were looking for (the traditional Tiger Lilies, that you see a lot, around Missouri) and the fact that a third of the buds turned into snacks for wildlife (deer? racoons?) before they could bloom.

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        5.0

        Beautiful lily

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        from Pittsburgh, Pa

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        • Attractive
        • Hardy
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          Comments about American Meadows Double Tiger Lily Bulbs Flore Pleno:

          Every bulb that I planted came up. It is a beautiful lily. Great for any lily collector.

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          5.0

          Beautiful and long lasting

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          from Baltimore MD

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                Comments about American Meadows Double Tiger Lily Bulbs Flore Pleno:

                All of the dozen or so bulbs I bought produced tall, beautiful foliage and flowers that made several people on the block stop and compliment me on them. The gorgeous orange flowers are very eye catching.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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