Orange Star Tiger Lily Bulbs
Orange Star Tiger lily bulbs are uniquely double blooming beauties. It produces multitudes of blooms the older it gets! This bright orange with re-curved flowers and dark black speckles will catch your eye from a distance. Our most popular tiger lily!
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 Lilies 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.
Facts and Legends of Tiger Lilies
Having a significant medicinal use, Tiger Lily’s tincture is made from the fresh plant. Therefore proving great value in uterine-neuralgia. Congestion and irritation. And nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Its’ flower essence helps in suppressing aggressive tendencies in individuals. And helps in holistic healing.
Tiger Lilies can often act as a carrier of viral diseases to other lilies. Additionally, can become a carrier infecting other species. Therefore better to grow them well away from your other lilies
Tiger Lily has edible flower buds. Also, edible roots and shoots. These can often have a bitter flavor. However, when baked, they taste like potatoes.
Legend has it a Korean hermit helped a wounded tiger by removing an arrow from its body. The tiger asked the hermit to use his powers to perpetuate their friendship. After his death. The hermit agreed. Then when the tiger died, his body became a tiger lily. Eventually the hermit drowned and his body was washed away. The Tiger Lily spread everywhere searching for its friend.
There is a superstition that smelling a Tiger Lily will give you freckles. It stands for wealth and prosperity, also.
Location of Orange Star Tiger Lily Bulbs
Site selection is not that important. Orange Star Tiger lily bulbs will grow in any soil. Except constantly wet soils. Therefore, choose locations that are in full sun. Or afternoon shade. Likewise, all lily bulbs grow best in a soil ph of 6.2 to 6.5. Therefore, best plant them in low ph soil. However, neutral (7.0) is OK. Orange Star Tiger lily bulbs cannot tolerate boggy soil. change or improve drainage before planting.
Incorporate our Power Grow Potting Mix into any soil. Increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. Their bulbs are available on line from us Fall or Spring. Also, plant bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep. With the pointed part upward. Orange Star Tiger lily bulbs sprout and bloom every year. They can be planted in containers, too.
Planted properly, Orange Star Tiger lily bulbs produce many bulb-lets. And seed on their stems. Orange Star Tiger lily bulbs increase in size over time, too.