Tiger Lily Meaning

What does the Tiger Lily mean?

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Tiger Lily Meaning

Tiger Lily.

The tiger lily is a type of lily that represents wealth. 

It’s probably because of the spots on its petals that can be taken to look like coins or money. But simply by its looks, not a few find the tiger lily pretty special. Giving a tiger lily to someone you love (especially in the past) means that you have much money to spend that you can buy something so special.

Name:  Tiger Lily

This is the spiritual meaning of this wonderful flower. Maybe someone has given you the tiger lily as a gift and you have stumbled on my website to find the meaning. The traditional white lily is normally associated with death but the tiger lily means wealth... read below for a more detailed meaning.

Color:  Just like the animal, the tiger is a bright and fiery animal.  This amazing flower doesn’t really have stripes like its animal counterpart but rather, it has dark spots on the top part of the petal.

Shape:  More than a star shape, the tiger lily also looks like a turk’s cap because the tips of the petals curl back to the base of the blossom.

Fact:  There are five species of the tiger lily.  These species are native to locations like western North America, southeastern North America, eastern and central North America, central China and northern Asia to Japan.

Poisonous:  For all the varieties of the tiger lily, these plants are not poisonous to humans.

Number of Petals:  On close inspection, the tiger lily has six petals.

Victorian Interpretation:  The vibrant and bold color of the tiger lily blossoms signifies wealth and affluence and also pride.

Blossom Time:  Tiger lilies bloom in the earlier part of summer.  Some have the tendency of blooming in midsummer.

Superstitions:  Because of the spots on the tiger lily’s petals, there is a superstition that if you smell the blossom, you’re going to get freckles.  It’s like some of the spots on the flower will transfer to you.

In the same way that other types of lilies are associated with protection, tiger lilies signify protection against harm.  People who believe in this superstition plant and grow tiger lilies around their house to keep evil, ghosts, and bad spells away.

What the Tiger Lily Means: 

The tiger lily also symbolizes pride because of its vivacious color. Although many flowers have vibrant colors like the tiger lily. Indeed, compared with many other blossoms, tiger lily can be more stunning and dazzling. Keep in mind that the meaning of “pride” in the tiger lily has a positive connotation which is confidence – and not vanity or arrogance

Nobility is also often associated with tiger lily and this is the reason why this flower is also a symbol of wealth.

The Shape:  When the tiger lily is on the verge of blooming, it has the shape of a tube or even an eggplant.  Once the petals split open, it looks like an orange star from the front.  When in full bloom, the petals have a way of curling back to its base that makes it look like a Turkish hat.

Petals:  Out of all the flowers in the world, the tiger lily has the most unique looking petals.  It’s not because they’re vibrantly colored in orange – remember that there are several flowers that come in vibrant orange too.  It’s the spots that make it special.  Be it black or dark violet spots, it gives character to the tiger lily that cannot be seen on any other flower.

Numerology:  The tiger lily is a 9 in numerology.  It’s the number for creative expression.

Color:  Tiger lilies have various hues of orange.  It’s not only light but it can also be bold and eye catching.
Herbalism and Medicine:  Medically speaking, tiger lilies have a reputation of relieving nausea and nasal congestion.  Its’ a very useful plant considering that all its parts has herbal values – except for its pollen which can be toxic.

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