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Lilium 'Black Beauty'

 
Lilium 'Black Beauty'
lily

Common name lily
Family liliaceae
Life cycle perennial bulb
Flowers deep rose (July-August)
Size 4-7'
Light sun

Impulse buy from a bulb catalog. This is an oriental hybrid lily, result of a cross between L. henryi and L. speciosum. The height range I mention is what I've found online. Ours grow stalks that are about 4' long, but they lean over so their height doesn't exceed about three feet. The flowers are reportedly fragrant, but I've noticed only a slight fragrance. The visual punch is much stronger!

Lilium 'Black Beauty'
As with all lilies, I like the developing seed pods; since this lily grows taller than most, right along our front walkway, it provides plenty of opportunities to admire its offspring production units.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: front perennial border

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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