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Description for Lilium Lancifolium, Tiger lily ( Red )
The flowers of this perennial can grow up to three inches in width. The Tiger Lily is also known as the Ditch Lily as it is found in and around ditches in large parts of America. The tiger lily plant can reach several feet tall, and while the stems are usually stiff and sturdy, a slender stake occasionally helps provide an upright appearance and support for multiple flowers. Tiger lilies are highly toxic to cats.
Planting and care
Plant bulbs in groups of at least three, 8 to 10 inches apart and 4 to 6 inches deep for the bigger bulbs. Plant bulbils and very small bulbs no more than 2 inches deep. Because tiger lilies often vector lily mosaic virus, it s best to keep them isolated from other lilies. Early to mid-autumn is the best time to plant out the bulbs in cool temperate areas, in warmer areas they can be planted out as late as late autumn.
Caring for Lilium Lancifolium
- Grown with success, some tall lilies will need support. If you use stakes, be sure not to pierce the bulb when you plunge the supports into the ground.
Typical uses of Lilium Lancifolium
Culinary use: The bulbs of its plants are boiled and eaten in some countries, especially China. They taste like potatoes.
Ornamental use: Tiger Lily perennial deciduous used as ornamental fragrant plant, can grow in temperate climate.
Medicinal use: Besides being used in soups, tiger lily possesses medicinal properties. It is an ancient traditional medicine for common ailments such as coughs, sore throat, skin conditions like boils and other ailments.
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Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments
he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more
My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.
Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
Looking Good ....survived!!!!!!
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