Cool, white, recurved petals with a smattering of freckles. This is a vigorous lily that produces up to 20 flowers from established bulbs.
I remember Tiger Lilies from my Grandmother’s garden. It is wonderful to see them back in circulation and it is a testament to their durability. They were hybridised for gardens, not florists, this means they are easy to grow and very floriferous. They are also a great choice for beginners.
Lily ‘Sweet Surrender’ flowers from midsummer and the blooms even last well in both gardens and vases.
Choose a humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny location – half a day of sun is perfect. Tiger Lilies appreciate afternoon shade in warmer climates. Water them in, and keep moist during active growth. Add some fertiliser (they love manure) and mulch in autumn and summer, as the bulbs are coming and going.
Leave your Tiger Lilies in the ground to establish and they will bring you years of joy. You don’t need to lift the bulbs every year, simply divide them only when they become overcrowded.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade