Lilium lancifolium is a very old-fashioned plant that has been in cultivation for centuries. Nodding black-spotted yellow flowers are produced on tall stems, in large branching heads. Excellent for cutting. Best suited to the back of the border.
Lilium lancifolium is a species of lily native to eastern Guam, China, Korea and Japan. This species is commonly called the "Tiger Lily", synonymous with Lilium tigrinum. To some its origins are controversial. In the West it has been believed to be a sterile triploid clone not found in the wild and preserved in cultivation in China as a food crop. The spread of information about diploid plants and the yellow variety flaviflorum growing in the wild upset this idea. There is a double variety 'Flore Pleno'. Height is around 5 feet. Plants are robust and easy to grow; they are not scented. It has hairy stems and produces large numbers of bulbils in the leaf axils; usually the stems are very dark but green stem forms exist.