Lilium Henri, or Henry's Tiger Lily is a perfect example of how this species of lily came to be known as tiger lilies. The exotic and pronounced spotting combined with orange petals that glow when the sun shines through them, led 19th century Americans to think of tigers. We'll skip right past the point that tigers are striped - for some reason "leopard lilies" was never considered.
In addition to the fetching freckles, the tiger lilies have deeply recurved petals, giving rise to the common name "Turks Cap lily. Henry also boasts extravagantly long stamens for an exciting look completely belied by the ease of growing these beauties. Expect 10-20 blooms per stem towering over your summer garden.
tiger lily, tigerlily, turks cap lilyBotanical Name:
Best with light shadeHardiness:
Zones 5-8 in South/ 5-10 in WestHeight:
4-8 feet tallColor:
Orange blooms heavily spooted dark mahogany, almost blackBloom Season:
Mid summerBulb/Plant Size:
3 large Lily Bulbs