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Lilium parvum - Sierra Tiger Lily

Lilium parvum is native to sunny seeps and moist meadow margins. The Sierra Tiger Lily grows up to 2 feet tall. Lilium parvum blooms from Spring into Summer at the higher elevations of its range. The flowers of Lilium parvum are a deer delicacy, when deer are present mostly stalks with no flowers are all that is left. The flowers of the Sierra Tiger Lily vary from Pink to Salmon and Brilliant Orange. Lilium parvum grows between 4000 and 8000 feet elevation. It is often thought that California plants are drought tolerant. While there are plenty that are, Lilium parvum comes from a consistantly moist environment, The Sierra Tiger Lily is a good choice for the boggy section of a pond margiin with the top of the roots several inches above the waterline.

Lilium parvum, Sierra Tiger Lily

Orange spotted flowers of Lilium parvum - Sierra Tiger Lily. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.