Orange lilies

John Russell asked 6 years ago

Many years ago an article was published in “The Irish Garden” about the traditional Orange and Easter lily commonly grown in Irish gardens. I specifically want to know the botanic name of the traditional Irish Orange lily. Other Lilies that are orange are available but these are not the one’s I remember from childhood. They had tiny black or brown spots on the petals. Would they still be grown in some gardens?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
You are probably thinking of the ‘tiger lily’, Lilium tigrinum, a robust and long-lasting lily, popular in cottage gardens.