Lilium Ciliatum


Lilium Ciliatum

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Lilium ciliatum, commonly known as the Tiger Lily or Leopard Lily, is a perennial flowering plant belonging to the Liliaceae family. The Tiger Lily is renowned for its large, showy flowers. Each stem bears a cluster of pendant or Turk's cap-shaped blossoms with recurved petals. The distinctive feature of these flowers is their striking color pattern, with orange to deep red petals adorned with dark spots, resembling the coat of a tiger or leopard. Lilium ciliatum typically grows from a bulb, producing tall, sturdy stems that can reach heights of 3 to 6 feet (about 1 to 2 meters). The lance-shaped leaves are arranged in whorls or alternately along the stem, contributing to the overall lush appearance of the plant. Native to parts of eastern Russia, China, Korea, and Japan. Often found in forested areas, meadows, and along stream banks, indicating its preference for well-drained but moisture-retentive soils thriving in partial shade to full sun. It prefers well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil enriched with organic matter. This lily is generally hardy and can tolerate a range of temperatures. It is well-suited for temperate climates, typically blooms in mid to late summer, gracing the garden with its vibrant and distinctive flowers.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, 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 pot 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.

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Key Facts


Common name:Tiger Lily, Leopard Lily

Classification:Hardy perennial


Packet Content:15 (Approx)

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