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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Jul 10, 2016 4:27 PM CST
Is a turk cap lily the same plant as the tiger lily?
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2016 4:54 PM CST
Turk's Cap Lily, American Tiger Lily and Swamp Lily are all Lilium superbum - an American native. Lilium lancifolium (synonym Lilium tigrinum) is also called Tiger Lily but native to Asia.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Jul 10, 2016 5:38 PM CST
@Daisyl. Thanks. I'm trying to figure out what I have I was told it is a tiger lily but I thought it looked a lot like a Turk's cap Lily until I got to reading and I guess the Tiger Lily has little bulblets in each leaf and the Turk's cap makes seeds so are they the same family but different plant or same plant all together Shrug!
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2016 5:48 PM CST
I think yours is the Asian Tiger Lily. Having a native lily isn't as easy as you might think. Its not sold everywhere - it would be a specialty plant.

Did you plant your tager lily? If so, did the label say "tigrinum"?

If it came up on its own, here is the plant profile for it:

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=LISU

Daisy
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Jul 10, 2016 5:51 PM CST
It was gave to me and she said she thought it was a tiger lily. I dug them up before they were blooming.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 10, 2016 5:57 PM CST
You have Lilium lancifolium, formerly L. tigrinum. Pretty sure not L. superbum. I see bulbils on the stem. Tiger Lily is a common name for it as well as at least one other species, L. columbianum.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Jul 10, 2016 6:58 PM CST
Thanks Daisy and Connie. That's what I thought but was hoping for turks cap
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 10, 2016 7:40 PM CST
Heath, I assume what you mean is you were hoping it was Lilium superbum? If so you might find a vendor that carries it. B&D Lilies sold it several years ago but not at this time. Martagon lilies also have a common name "Turk's Cap". So you can see it gets confusing when using common names, the botanical names work better as each plant has a unique botanical name.

Thanks for posting the photos, that helped a lot in identifying it.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2016 7:44 PM CST
Lily (Lilium superbum)
Lily (Lilium lancifolium)
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Jul 10, 2016 8:06 PM CST
Yes lilium superbum is what I have wanted for a long time. But I am very happy with the lilium lancifolium and I know I will get the lilium superbum sooner or later. And you are right about common names being very confusing. They are just a lot easier for me to pronounce. Whistling
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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pardalinum
Jul 10, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Hilarious!

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