Lily

Lilium 'Black Beauty'

Lily - Lilium  'Black Beauty'

Common Name: Lily
Genus: Lilium
Cultivar: 'Black Beauty'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.60 m (160 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Black, Green, Red, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July

Stunning sprays of scented turkscap blackish-red flowers with green centres and white margins appear in midsummer. The flowers make a fabulous display at the back of the border or grouped in a container. This great summer-flowering bulb is universally loved because of its showy flowers that light up the garden but like all lilies is susceptible to lily beetle. 

  • Soil: well-drained soil enriched with leafmould or a loam-based potting compost such as John Innes no2

The RSPCA has recently reported that all parts of lilies can be fatal to cats including the flowers, leaves and pollen. For more information click here.

Garden care: Bulbs are best planted in autumn but can also be planted in spring. Plant them 2-3 times their own depth and the equivalent spacing between bulbs.


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