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Tiger Lily
Lilium pardalinum
  
About Tiger Lily (Lilium pardalinum) 28 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lilium pardalinum, sometimes known as the panther lily or leopard lily, is a native of Oregon and California, where it usually grows in damp areas. In California it is found primarily in the central to northern part of the state in the Coast Ranges, Klamath mountains and Sierras. Typically it grows to about two meters high, the tallest and most vigorous plants can reach up to 2.5 meters. The flowers are Turk's-cap shaped, red-orange, with numerous brown spots, usually flowering in July. The plant grows from bulbs which are small, and many are usually clustered together on a rhizomatous stock.

There are 5 recognized subspecies, three of which are rare. The growing requirements of all are similar.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
6.6 - 8.3 ft tall
.5 ft wide

Form
Form
Weeping

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Orange, Red, Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade, Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / week once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -15° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils including clay and serpentine and acidic soils. Tolerates Serpentine Soil. Soil PH: 4.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens

Maintenance
Maintenance
Do not prune or trim until after it has finished blooming for the year and the stalk becomes completely dry

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: Sow outdoors in summer for germination the following spring, or 3-6 mos. warm then 2-3 mos. cold stratification. For forcing slightly green or fresh seeds: 6-8 wks. warm (70°F) stratification or until the majority of seeds have formed bulblets; then 4-6 wks. cold (about 35°FJ stratification; sow, and at 55 to 60°F leaves should be produced in 4-6 wks. (De Graaff 1951).

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places such as along stream banks, lake shoreline, or near seeps or springs

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.1" - 158.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.23" - 6.00", Coldest Month: 25.6" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 50.1" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.02" - 29.07", Elevation: 3" - 9379"

Alternative Names
Common Names: California Tiger Lily, Leopard Lily


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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