Lilium 'Corralitos Hybrids'

Common Name:
Tiger lily
Plant Type:
Bulbous perennial
Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
4 feet+ high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular to moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This is a less-than-imaginative name for a group of crosses first performed several years ago, using the best clones of three native species, L. pitkinense, L. pardalinum and L. kelloggii. The results have combined the desired features: Overall hybrid vigor, floriferousness, and an interesting range of flower colors--in this case, from crimson and scarlet to soft coral pink and orange. Fragrance is a frequent bonus. Sun or part shade near the coast, part shade inland, continuous moisture in a slightly acid, well drained mix with the bulbs shaded or otherwise kept as cool as possible during the summer months.