Native to China, the Tiger Lily is now a popular perennial across North American gardens because of their vibrant color and hardy nature. Their vibrant orange hue gives a pop of color to pollinator patches as they can grow up to 5 feet tall, setting themselves apart from other shorter ornamentals. In addition to their beauty, they are also known to have medicinal qualities and have been used to make remedies for nausea and sinus congestion.
The Tiger Lily makes a unique and appreciated gift as their symbolic meaning is associated with wealth and prosperity. For those who are superstitious, planting them around your home is said to ward off negative energy and offer protection to the home and property.
Growing Tiger Lilies in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Liliaceae
How to Grow Tiger Lilies in Your GardenSoxx®
Tiger Lily bulbs should be planted at the very end of summer for growth the following spring. They should be given enough space to grow tall and spread, and will likely need to be dug up and divided every couple of years or so.
You can expect Tiger Lilies to flower later on in the summer, and well into September or even October in some regions. Cutting the stem as the bloom is just about to open will provide you with a gorgeous vase arrangement that can last up to two weeks.