All You Need to Know About Tiger Lily

The tiger lily plant is the generic name for Lilium lancifolium (L. tigrinum). It is a species of lily that is indigenous to parts of Asia such as China, Japan, Korea. You can also find it in many parts of eastern North America, where it has developed naturally. It is one of the most popular species of lilies. It is considered a classic garden flower, an "oldie, but a goodie.

About Tiger Lily

About The Flower

The tiger flower is a large orange flower covered with black spots on its petals. The tiger lily can grow up to 3 inches across and has a strong, sweet scent. It is also called "trench lily," because it can be seen growing wild, in the ditch. It would interest you to know that this flower is edible. For this reason, they are used in wedding cake decorations, food presentations, etc.

Growing Condition

Due to its wild growing nature, tiger lilies are incredibly easy to grow. Tiger lilies thrive well in moist soils in wet soil and therefore grow well near the ditch. 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. Tiger lily is sterile and does not produce seeds. However, they can propagate through bulbs (small bulbs) that grow in the axils of the leaves.


Tiger Lily does not require any special care. Fertilizers are needed only in the poorest soils. Tiger lilies can sometimes be attacked by slugs or lily beetles. You can grow lilies in tiger-grown pots or use biological controls to keep slugs at bay. The beetle can be removed by hand.

Other Names

Devil Lily, Easter Lily, Garden Lily, Japanese Show Lily, Canton, Lance-Leaf Tiger Lily, Martagan, Tiger Lily, Leopard Lily, Pine Lily, Lilium Setsby, Columbia Lily, Oregon Lily, Western Wood Lily, Chalisa-cup Lily and Western red lilies are some of the popular common names of the plant.

Types of Tiger Lilies

There are two types of tiger lilies named:

● Common wildflower
● Oriental

Wildflower type grows from tuberous roots while oriental tiger lilies are planted by bulbs, and they are dug up later, and then they are divided.

Tiger Flowers

Uses and Benefits of Tiger Lily

● The bulb is anti-inflammatory, diuretic, emenagogue, emollient and expectorant.
● They are used for the treatment of heart diseases, pain in the heart area and angina pectoris, and myopic astigmatism, and to strengthen the eyelid muscles.
● They are used in traditional medicine to treat cough, sore throat, and boils and are also commonly used to treat bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. in Korea.
● It has a sedative effect and is used for cough and tuberculosis.
● Tiger Lilies help in relieving stress, anxiety, and depression!
● Tiger Lily soup or tea works best, while perfumes or sachets can be used to calm or suppress anxiety.


● Tiger lily is sometimes called "ditch lily", as it is usually found growing in the wild, in stitches.
● Although it is safe for humans to consume these flowers, tiger lilies are toxic to cats and can cause vomiting, kidney failure, and even death.
● Tiger lilies represent wealth and prosperity.
● There is a superstition that sniffing the tiger lily will make your freckle.
● Tiger lily is also a symbol of protection against harm. For those who believe in this superstition, growing this plant in their homes and surroundings is a way to remove evil spells, ghosts and all kinds of evil.
● There is an old legend from Asia about Tiger Lily. A Korean hermit helped an injured tiger by removing an arrow from its body. The tiger asks the preacher to use his power after his death. Hermit agreed to the tiger, and when the tiger died, his body became a tiger lily. Eventually, the hermit drowned, and his body was washed away.
● The tiger lily has six stamens (composed of feathers and filaments), a pistil (composed of stigma, style, and ovary), a long style, and a three-sided stigma.

That's all for today! These were some basic and interesting facts about tiger lilies. We hope that this post will urge you to grow these flowers in your garden or Send flower gift to your family and friends and celebrate the special occasion.