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tiger lilies flag lilies or ditch lilies
June 27, 2012
12:15 pm
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marjohalleran
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I  have a new appreciation for this orange lily. I used to think its just a common old tiger lily. but in the last couple years ive been noticing them in masses along roads and masses in people yards.

Now when i see the mass orange color ive grown to love my heart goes  pitter patter!!!!!

What do you call them???? tiger flag or ditch lilies????

June 27, 2012
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I call them tiger lilies and love them too. I did hear once that they should not be planted in amongst  domesticated varieties of lilies. They may carry a virus that could kill the garden lilies. I guess it would be OK to have them in another part of the yard. Did anyone else ever hear that?

June 27, 2012
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I call them ‘road lilies’ and I never heard about any kind of virus they carry but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible.  I have some planted in my yard, but no domestic lilies so I just dunno. For myself, I do know that if they cross with domestic lilies, they’ll gradually all become the orange road lilies, (or whatever you call them!) because they are strongly dominant.

In the lower part of my yard I have wild Yellow Flag Iris, so I’m wondering if that’s where the flag lily name may have come from. 

Located in N.E. Ohio

June 27, 2012
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There is a wild lily called turk’s cap lily and also one called tiger lily they are quite hardy and I have never noticed any harm to my hybrid lilies from collected lilies.

June 27, 2012
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hmm I have lived in my house for 13yrs and have  all kinds of lilies. The orange ones i have planted all down the fence line. I havent notice any other lilies change of color. I better be more careful. Glad to hear Ross You havent either.

June 27, 2012
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Don’t confuse lilies(lillium) with day lilies (hemerocalis) Tiger lilies and turks cap lilies have blossoms the endure for several days and day lilies have blooms the open in the morning and fade by sundown. Lillium is always very strongly scented and day lilies are at best mildly scented.

June 28, 2012
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I love them too, but I thought the “tiger lilies” were the bigger ones that had markings, while the simple tall orange ones were what I’ve heard called “ditch lilies”.  Then there are the “stella d’oro”s which are the little low gold lilies.  I just love those.  They always remind me of the crayon color “yellow-orange” and are so cheerful, and just keep on going.

 

I’ve also got a few red lilies in my yard, and they’re my faves, just because they are unusual…. I have no idea what THEY are called! 

June 28, 2012
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I have a tiger lily or so it is called around these parts it is orange with black dots and only blooms this time of year then dies back.  It has seeds that are quite large as far as go flower seeds.  Is this the same lily as the tiger lily you are talking about?

June 28, 2012
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Miss Nellie ,Im talking about the ones that grow along side the road and will take over if you put them in the wrong spot. Lot of people call them different names. I always called them tiger lilies but in my neck of the woods lot of people call them ditch liilies and flag lilies. They come from root . I think real tiger lilies come from bulbs?????

June 28, 2012
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In looking for info about lilies, I came on this article about lilies and cats. 

http://mistyhorizon2003.hubpages.com/hub/Lilies-can-kill-your-cat-within-hours

June 28, 2012
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Wow I never knew that about lilies and cats.

June 28, 2012
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When we moved in our home 15 years ago I went out along the country roads and dug up “tiger lilies” and planted them down next to the end of or property, they have come back every year since, they really have not spread out that much, just nice full clumps of flowers, I love them as well.

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October 17, 2012
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Tiger lily images….normally they have spots of some kind and they come from rizomes or roots….

http://www.google.com/search?q=tiger+lily&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=3wl_UNbdKYbs9AT7uICYCw&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=725&bih=407

 

Turks Cap lily…generally the petals curl back and they come from bulbs….

http://www.google.com/search?q=turks+cap+lily&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=VAp_UKzwLISi9QTHsIH4BA&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=725&bih=407

 

Ditch lily….is just an orange day lily and should come from roots but may have crossed with something & can also have rizomes….

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/201/

 

Flag lily….another whole animal, opps or rather plant….

http://www.google.com/search?q=flag+lily&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Wgt_UIKFO4Po8QT8uIDoCg&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QsAQ&biw=725&bih=407

 

Under ideal conditions, the old ditch lilies can spread quite a bit but will normally stay close to a source of moisture…like the ditch! happy-flower

 

As to cats & lilies….I didn’t know that they were dangerous to them until this year.  But…too late!  I had 4 new kittens playing in one of my flower beds & they had dissiminated several of my asian lilies….no one died although each one had a bout of not feeling well for a couple of days…which I thought might have been the mushrooms/toad stools they had been chewing on…don’t know which made them sick, but all are alive & well and a royal pain!  They all want in my lap at once every time I sit down outside…and they are TOO BIG to all fit! surprisedsmile

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October 17, 2012
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Thanks for clearing this up! happy-flower

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