double-flowered tiger lily; was: Re: [pbs] Bulb Odds and end

Rodger Whitlock
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 08:49:06 PDT
On 12 Jul 04 at 12:57, wrote:

> ...The "tiger lily" has long been known to harbor a
> number of lily viruses making of it, thus, a "Typhoid Mary" when
> grown anywhere near more sensitive lilies, e.g., the Orientals.  It
> is of more than passing interest that this (triploid?) lily has been
> grown for hundreds of years (L. lancifolium or L. tigrinum) in spite
> of its virus and has been remarkably tolerant of it.

Does anyone know anything about a *yellow* form of the tiger lily? It 
flowered well this year in a pot, but now 'Citronella' (I think it 
is) is flowering in the open garden and I wonder if the two are the 
same. Is the yellow tiger lily just a hybrid cultivar that's been 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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