The Lily Tiger Woods, big, bold, colourful, reliable and a right show off.
This intensely fragrant Oriental Lily has large flowers with deep pink stripes and is also heavily mottled. In cooler conditions the stripes get broader and and also darker often a deep crimson.
Many Lilies tend to deteriorate after having been in the garden for a few years, not the orientals, they are in fact long lived and known to get more robust and even multiply after a few years. I planted a group of these in a friends garden and the blooms and stems were clearly stronger in the second season, so no fear with concerns of hardiness in Aberdeen.
I have seen advertised Tiger Woods Lily offered as a sky high or Tree Lily growing apparently to a height of 3mtrs. Well what’s this all about, I haven’t a clue, can you enlighten me. Has it been injected with a growth hormone, is it a completely different plant?
Important update—- Just received information from my friend and gardening guru from Wisconsin USA, he may object to me saying this but don’t listen. If you want information on Lilies, he is the man — Larry Art Glass and Gardens In his experience the hardiest and the ones which get stronger are the Orienpet Lilies, known as Tree lilies in the UK. These are available in the UK from,Thompson and Morgan. The confusion with my Tiger Woods Lily today is, some sellers are listing it as an Oriental whilst others have it as a Tree Lily. Now I stand by my information that Orientals are very hardy in the UK, however I am going to trial the Tree Lilies as I now feel convinced that these are the daddies.
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Position – Full sun/partial shade
Height – 90cm or 3mtrs with the sky high.