Strong stems carry whorls of inversely-held, lance-shaped leaves, and in mid summer, racemes of numerous, recurved, maroon flowers open, spotted and suffused orange in the centres. A natural hybrid, this unusual tiger lily forms bulbils in the axils of its leaves (a sterile triploid) making it very easy to propagate large numbers simply by burying them around the parent plants. They do best located in full sun, possibly with protection from the hot afternoon sun so that the flowers last longer.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Dalhansonii Lily
Packet Content:10 (Approx)