Lilium Lancifolium ‘Citronelle,  

Tiger Lily ,

Zones 4-9

This lily, also called the Citronella Lily, is the yellow version of the original Orange Tiger Lily. Same strong stems, same handsome black spots. The true Tiger Lilies: The true Tiger Lily is native to Korea, but today, gardeners the world over enjoy the beautiful big flowers on strong stems that return year after year. As long as you have well-drained soil, they will grow for you, perfectly perennial even in some of the coldest climates. This is the lily with little black 'bulbils' (baby bulbs) that form up and down the stem in the leaf axils. These little bulbs drop to the ground naturally, and spring up the next year as baby tiger lily plants. Over the years, you'll have an expanding clump. This is the perfect no-maintenance lily to add to your flower border or wildflower meadow.

Sun Exposure: full sun part shade

Soil type: average fertile

Soil PH: neutral, acid

Soil Moisture: moist soil with good drainage

Care level: easy

Flower color: yellow with black dots

Bloom time: mid to late summer

Foliage Color: deep green

Uses and Characteristics: accent: good form and texture, specimen, border, containers, shade garden, meadow, wild flower garden, massed, fragrant, deer resistant,

Flower head size: large

Height: 30-40 inches Width:

Growth Rate: medium

Propagation: divide clumps of bulbs in fall and replant. 

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