- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Flowering Height
- 140 cm
- Bulb Size
- 18/19 cm
- Reds & Burgundy
Tiger Lilies Red Velvet
Downward-facing blooms of deep-red swing from the tall, dark stems of Tiger lily ‘Red Velvet’ during July and August.
The scarlet-velvet petals of this handsome lily are gently recurved, with a smattering of almost-black speckles on their surfaces. Dusty golden anthers balance at the tips of matching red stamens.
Plant this luxurious Tiger lily to enhance your perennial planting and fill patio pots with the bulbs for an eye-catching, regal summer display.
To cultivate lilies, choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil, digging a hole 15cm deep. Plant the bulbs 15-23cm apart, ensuring they sit 15cm below the soil surface. Water the surrounding soil well, maintaining soil moisture until growth emerges. Young shoots may be susceptible to slug damage, so use wildlife-friendly methods such as a top layer of sand to protect emerging growth. Most Lilies can also be grown in pots – ensure containers are deep and have large drainage holes in the base. As the majestic stems ascend, they will reach heights of 45-150cm, depending on variety. Support taller cultivars with stakes as they grow. Use dilute, balanced liquid plant feed every two weeks during the summer. Spray as soon as you notice the bright red lily beetle or their larvae.