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Common names:
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Also sold as:
Bengal Tiger

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Lime green and yellow stripes
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM


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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jul 19, 2018 2:29 PM

The 6' row of these against the wooden fence of my backyard is in full bloom. It's July and with the flower and stem they are 6 feet tall. A couple are almost 7 feet because they are taller than the fence. I had sprayed them regularly with Sevin to keep caterpillars away, but we just had 3 weeks of off and on rain that interrupted my spraying regiment, and this week there were signs of caterpillar invasion. It's raining less, so I cut the rolled buggy leaves and started spraying again. Cutting them to the ground after they flower encourages new growth from the rhizomes and I get a fall display of flowers again here in zone 9.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On August 26, 2015 Bloomed
2015 trade rhizome.
tabbycat On May 16, 2021 Bloomed
1st flower of 2021
tabbycat On March 1, 2021 Plant emerged
About a dozen
tabbycat On February 25, 2021 Maintenance performed
Cut back to ground after freeze
tabbycat On March 20, 2020 Bloomed
1st of 2020
tabbycat On May 14, 2019 Bloomed
1st blooms of 2019
Friesfan1 On April 16, 2021 Obtained plant
Obtained tubers from Wal-Mart. Planted 5/14/2021.
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