Which type of Tiger Lily Is Yellow & Red?

The tiger lily (Lilium columbianum) is grown from seed and requires three to five years to produce small flowers, 2 inches round, featuring orange petals with dark spots. It doesn’t arrive in a yellow and red selection. However, there are numerous lilies with large blossoms in red and yellow which are also easier to grow than tiger lilies. True lilies come in the genus Lilum, but many other comparable flowers are generally thought of as lilies and the word “lily” appears within their common names.

Dwarf Asiatic Lily

Varieties of dwarf Asiatic lily (Lilium) bear large striking bi-colored flowers in red and yellow in mid-summer. “Tiny Sensation” has lemon-yellow petals spotted with a brilliant red and rises 12 to 14 inches tall. “Tiny Orange Sensation” grows 14 to 16 inches tall, with flowers that have orangish-yellow and crimson-red petals. Both thrive in full sunlight or partial shade, are outstanding selections for rock gardens or borders and also grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 2 through 9.

Daylilies in the Trophytaker Collection

Distinctive varieties of daylilies (Hemerocallis) in the Trophytaker collection have large blossoms with wide red petals and bright yellow centers. “Siloam Justine Lee” blossoms in early through mid-summer using cherry-red flowers. It grows 12 to 16 inches tall in USDA hardiness zones 2 through 9. “Royal Occasion” has burgundy-red flowers from mid-summer through late summer and rises 23 to 25 inches tall in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9. Both flowers grow in full sunlight or partial shade.

Daylilies in the Happy Ever Appster Collection

Eye-catching types of daylilies in the Happy Ever Appster collection screen everblooming blossoms in hues of red and yellow. “Romantic Returns” grows 21 to 23 inches tall and attributes coral-rose petals with creamy yellow centers that bloom from early summer through mid-fall. “When My Sweetheart Returns” displays cream petals with a bold rose ring and bright yellow centers from mid-summer through mid-fall. It rises 14 to 16 inches tall. Both blossoms have distinguishing ruffled petals, flourish in full sunlight to partial shade and grow in USDA hardiness zones 2 through 9.


Several torchlily varieties (Kniphofia), also known as red-hot pokers, have quite large bottlebrush heads with yellow in the bottom and red flowers on top. “Royal Castle” attains 31 to 35 inches tall and blooms from late spring through the summer. “Flamenco” rises 29 to 35 inches tall and blooms in early summer through early fall. Both these evergreens thrive in full sunlight, grow in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9, and bring hummingbirds.

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