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Tiger in Bloom ~ Day 217

I posted the buds of my Tiger Lilies a few days ago. The blooms are finally here. These are the first blooms of the year. They are gorgeous. I love the burgundy and yellow color contrast. This means the butterflies will be here soon. I am excited about these blooms. As I said before, they are perennials, so they are very easy to grow. You cut them back when they finish blooming, they they return the next spring.

The tiger lily is considered native to China, Japan and Korea, though its true origins have not been discovered. I also learned this about the Tiger Lily. Even though many parts of the tiger lily are edible by people, the pollen is toxic, causing sleepiness and vomiting. Every part of this lily is poisonous to cats. Thank goodness my cats are indoor cats.


365 Photos Challenge Day 217

  • Have you seen the Tiger Lily before?

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Written by Carol DM

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  1. Beautiful flower, have something like this that grows up like a weed. We aren’t short of cats in the neighbourhood that ignore it. DOC regard this as a noxious pest in New Zealand. DOC is in agriculture and fisheries and are investigators of plants and animals in New Zealand


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