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How to Transplant Tiger Lilies

By Joyce ; Updated September 21, 2017

Can you leave perennial flowers grow forever without every doing anything with them? No. Do they become root-bound and need transplanting? Yes.

Dig up existing plants.

Break the roots apart.

Look for a bulb on the root.

Plant the root with a bulb (roots facing down) in a desired location.


Things You Will Need

  • Shovel
  • Tiger Lilies


  • Tiger lilies should be transplanted in the spring.
  • Tiger lilies are very hardy and grow almost any place.


  • Do not plant the root to deep.

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