Claude Shride Tiger Lily Bulbs
Claude Shride Tiger Lily Bulbs are a hybrid of L. henryi and Auralian breeding, resulting in a semi ‘Turk’s Cap’ or Tiger Lily type flower. Uniquely having the appearance of a tiger lily, as well as a prolific flower producer! Claude Shride Tiger Lily Bulbs flowers are bright red with a light mix of orange towards the center. Also, with dark red spots. Truly, a magnificent new tiger lily! In addition, regular weeding, fertilizer, water, and periodically dividing clumps preventing over crowding is necessary for this lily. As well as all lilies. See Claude Shride Tiger Lily Bulbs live and in bloom at our annual lily festival!
A remarkably strong grower, due to its breeding background, Claude Shride Tiger Lily Bulbs will produce very large bulbs before dividing. Flowering in June and July, Claude Shride Tiger Lily Bulbs usually tops out at about 4 feet. One the other hand, heights can reach six feet.
About Tiger Lilies
The Tiger Lily, bears large, fiery flowers covered by spots. The name tiger refers to the spots on the petals. Flowers of this perennial can grow up to three inches in width. Additionally, true Tiger Lilies are called Ditch Lilies. They grow wild in and around ditches.
Most Tiger Lilies are not fragrant. However, some have a strong, sweet and distinctively lily smell. Also producing a stunning spectacle, most parts of this plant are edible.
Tiger Lillies are known by different names. For example Orange Star, Devil Lily, Kentan, Leopard Lily, Pine Lily, Columbia lily, Oregon Lily, Western Wood Lily, Chalice-Cup Lily, Western Red Lily. And many more. However, the Columbia or Oregon Tiger Lily is endangered. And only found in Northwest Oregon. As well as parts of Southern Oregon. Some cultivars closely resemble it. For example Fusion.
Location of Claude Shride Lily Bulbs
Grow Claude Shride tiger lily bulbs just like any lily. Good drainage is crucial with all lily bulbs. Choose a location with well-drained soil. Spots having heavy clay or one that remains damp are death for lilies. Clay soils can be amended by adding our Power Grow Potting Mix/Soil Amendment. But, if the surrounding soil is clay, planting spots act as a sump for excess water. Consequently, lily bulbs will struggle to survive.
Spots with a bit of slope allows excess rain to drain away. Likewise, another option is to provide raised beds. Therefore, allowing for a soil mix that is free draining. As well as rich in well seasoned organic matter. Also, potting mix needs 40% pumice or perlite. Plant tiger lily bulbs 2 ½ times the height of its’ bulb. Similarly, 3-inch lily bulb = 7 inches deep. Fertilize Tiger lily bulbs twice annually, Spring and Fall. Most importantly, use our Power Grow All Season Lily Bulb Fertilizer.
Leaving bulbs in the ground grows taller flowers each year. Also, will grow 3 ft. to 4 ft. the first year. And 5 ft. to 6 ft. the second year. Similarly, obtaining an ultimate height of no less than 6 ft. after 3-years! Consequently, allow foliage to die back naturally. So, the bulb can build up energy for next year.
Lightly mulch tiger lily bulbs, together with, all lily plantings before the ground freezes.
Excessive warmth in early spring can delay growth. And a hard freeze with temperatures below 25°. Cover foliage until temperatures return to above freezing.