Tiger Lily Flower

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tiger lily flower

I found some tiger lily flowers growing in scrubby ground around the edges of the property. Since the flowers look interesting, add color to the garden and the plant can compete with weeds and poor conditions, I’m going to try to spread them to other parts of the garden. I’ve heard they can be a bit aggressive and invasive so I’ll target only the most difficult and disused garden areas to see how they do. These tiger lilies have an interesting way of propagating. Rather than producing seeds, or spreading from the roots, tiny bulblets form on the stems. As those are planted, or when the plant naturally dies back in the fall and drops those bulblets on the soil, new plants may be produced. I think it’s time to check the plants and look for some bulblets to spread around the garden now!

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  1. Min

    what an exotic flower – it is great to be able to see the beauty in this photograph which will last longer than the tigerlily will but
    am going to look for bulblets – have seen these and now I know what to do with them – thanks Otter

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    • Otter Boyd

      Thank you. Perhaps I should have added a photo of the bulblets too as they are a bit unusual and not instantly recognizable as tiny bulbs. They appear as ladybug sized dark brown, almost black, shiny tear dropped shaped growths (often with fine white hairs dangling, which are roots) on the main stem at the crook of some leaves. When I first spotted them I thought they might have been a type of beetle on the stem of the plant. Good luck with yours!

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  2. Cheekiweeki

    What an incredibly beautiful flower – Isn’t nature so clever. One wonders why there is so much unrest around the world, when there is also such beauty. So many people look without seeing and listen without hearing – it is wonderful that there are people like you who take the time to appreciate beautiful plant and animal life and to pass it on to others, who may not have the opportunity or time to do so. Thank you Otter –

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    • Otter Boyd

      Thank you, it certainly is an unusual and nice looking flower. You are right, there are many nice things like this to see and sometimes they are hiding in plain sight, disguised in the ordinary. Taking time and looking closely can discover those things.

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