|L. x dalhansonii bears whorls of inversely lance-shaped leaves. Bears in midseason, racemes of numerous small, unpleasantly scented, recurved, maroon flowers spotted and suffused orange in the centers. Garden origin.
Bearing multiple flowers, the tiger lily gets its name for its orange colored flowers spotted with black. A natural hybrid, the tiger lily forms bulbils in the axils of its leaves (sterile triploid). Where the madonna lily does well in alkaline soil, the tiger lily prefers acid soil. Locate in full sun with protection from hot afternoon sun so that flowers last longer. Deadhead spent flowers, but wait until stems and leaves turn yellow to cut back to within a few inches of the ground. Spring and fall are the best time to transplant, even though they can be transplanted any time. Provide ample moisture while flowering, but can take periods of drought otherwise.