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Re: Tiger Lily

Re your Tiger Lily, I found a lot of ambiguous information but narrowed things 
down to something that makes sense.  You said, "the tiger lily was marked 
Lilium tigrinum splendens"  I knew that tigrinum had been changed to 
lancifolium.  In newer taxonomy two names in lower case are no longer 
permitted, but this did occur when tigrinum was used.  However, it could also 
have been that the "var." (variety) portion had been dropped, or that it was 
actually a cultivar name which should have been capitalized. Several different 
sites I visited exhibited all sorts of different combinations of what I've just 
described.  According to:


there are at least 3 known varieties of Lilium lancifolium besides the strict 
L.l. var. flaviflorum: flowers lemmon-yellow, diploid
L.l. var. plenescens (Syn. L. tigrinum flore pleno): smaller variety with 
double flowers
L.l. var. splendens: in all parts larger and more robust

So I'm pretty sure your Tiger Lily is a variety of the species, not a hybrid 
(as I found no indication anywhere of another parent) but it is often marketed 
as a hybrid- probably because the catalogs figure their customers may not 
understand the term "variety".  
The name should be Lilium lancifolium var. splendens.

The Tiger Lily was used for a lot hybridization, especially the 'Midcentury 
Hybrids'.  One well-known Mid-C Hybrid is 'Enchantment'.  Fantastic, vigorous, 
floriferous Asiatic Hybrid Lily.

Still, I'm working off the internet.  I'd like to recheck this with my 
references when I get home.  It's possible taxonomists made changes on this 
since the internet info I was able to find was researched and/or published.

Perhaps none of this matters to you.  You didn't ask; I did.  so I guess I'm 
just answering my own question and simply sharing the results with anyone 
interested.  I'd also like to know if anyone else on the list knows more about 
this lily and its name and whether I got it right.


> Kitty, the tiger lily was marked Lilium tigrinum splendens.  Maybe it isn't
> a hybrid after all.
> Sure is pretty, though, if you can keep the pollen off your clothes when
> you pass by!
> Mardi
> Iowa z4b
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