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Tiger Lily

Lilium lancifolium var. flaviflorum

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: lancifolium var. flaviflorum
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9 - Species

Flower Habit:

(c) Down-facing


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Flower Shape:


Bloom Size:

3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)

Color Pattern:




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Detroit, Michigan

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Roswell, New Mexico

Columbia, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 24, 2008, dixielol from Dunmor, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I just received some seeds for this in a trade. Is there anything that I need to do to them before planting them? Will they even grow from seeds? If anyone has any info on these, please PM me.


On Aug 11, 2008, plntsrok from Detroit, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:

Mine were a very pale yellow, which my wife says one doesn't see in the garden very often, (I'm not so sure). It should be an interesting one to mess around with in terms of hybridizing.


On Jul 23, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

I planted yellow, red and orange tiger lilies last fall and got one orange and numerous yellow. I don't know if why I got only two of the colors I planted. It appears that half or fewer of my bulbs grew. Is it my ph or my cool climate? Maybe some were too croweded or didn't get enough water. I love these lilies, but I clearly need to learn more about them.