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(syn: Lilium tigrinum) We are excited to be able to offer the very cool and hard-to-find double form of the great pass-along tiger lily, Lilium lancifolium 'Florepleno'. The sturdy, 6-7' tall, stately, stalks are topped with clusters of fascinating, large, double-petaled, reddish orange flowers in late August and September. Each stalk bears small black bulbils in the leaf axils that can be used to reproduce the plant. Its scarcity is no doubt due to the Lily Society snobs. In the book, "Lilies, a Guide for Growers and Collectors," the late Edward McRae writes, "The double flowered variety 'Florepleno' is unattractive in the eyes of most gardeners, indeed, almost grotesque." I say that beauty can be in the eyes of the beholder only if the upturned nose is first removed.
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