Mostly natives of the Old World, Lilies of this
group bear flowers of varying size, drooping with
recurved petals, hence the popular name.
Lilium martagon is the Turk’s Cap Lily of Southern
Europe, with flowers of dull violet-rose, spotted
carmine at the base and borne in candelabra-like
Lilium chalcedonicum, the Scarlet Turk’s Cap
has flowers of brilliant vermilion-scarlet, slightly
Lilium testaceum has flowers of a pretty nankeen yellow,
flushed pink, and sweetly scented.
Lilium henryi is a majestic plant up to eight feet
with up to twenty flowers of brilliant orange,
slightly spotted brown, with a green band at the
base of each segment; a native of Central China.
Lilium tigrinum, the Tiger Lily, a native of China
and Japan, reaches up to four feet, with flowers
of deep orange-red, heavily spotted purple.
Plant to a depth equal to three times the diameter
of the bulb in a soil rich in humus.
Propagate by offsets, scales, stem bulbils in
the case of Lilium tigrinum and from seed.
The flowering season is in summer.
See also : Lily