Tiger lilies are a tough and hardy plant that is great for beginner gardeners looking for something easy to grow, while all gardeners can appreciate its colorful patterns.
The Tiger lily sometimes referred to as a Ditch lily, is a perennial plant species originating from Eastern Asia. However, it can be found in gardens and the wild throughout the world. It is a part of the Liliaceae family and is closely related to species like the tulip.
Tiger lilies are herbaceous plants, meaning they do not have woody stems and are identified by their orange and black colorings that resemble a tiger’s markings. Though their colors vary from pink to red, they are also noted for their elegantly curled pedals.
These perennials tend to bloom later in the summertime and even into the early fall. The flowers have a sweet fragrant smell that's very easy to identify. The scent and will last for up to two weeks when in the right conditions.