It’s not a Tiger Lily…?
“No,” replied Anna, who writes every Wednesday’s Flower facts. She nicely informed me that I was confusing it with the Asiatic Orange Lily that is called a Tiger Lily. I must admit that I have been confused for some time and appreciate being educated of its real name. As always Anna, thanks for teaching us about flowers, as you do it so well!
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points of interest
Spreading, tenacious plants with wide, dark bluish-green strap leaves. In mid to late summer, stiff, branched scapes bear numerous trumpet shaped, orange-brown flowers with a pale central line on recurved petals. Buds open successively and are edible. Grow in a mixed border, hillside or in drifts in a wild garden.
Easy to grow and tolerant of any soil. For best flowering, plant in full sun in fertile, moist, but well-drained soil. Divide every 3-5 years to increase flowers.
friday’s flower fact
Each ditch lily only lasts for one day, hence the common name: “daylily.”
Botanical Name | Hemerocallis fulva
Family | Liliaceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | China or Japan
Zone | 3-10
Flower Height | 3’
Flower Diameter | 2½-4”
Roadside in the wild
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