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Lilium henryi x speciosum ‘Black Beauty’,  

Oriental Hybrid Lily ,

Zones 3-9

OT hybrids lilies are super hybrids obtained by crossing oriental and trumpet lilies and keeping the best of both.  They are similar to orientals but have larger flowers, improved vase life, a shorter growing season and improved disease resistance.  ‘Black Beauty’ is an oriental hybrid lily that is a cross between L. henryi and L. speciosum. It typically grows on rigid stems to 4-7’ tall. Showy, fragrant, dark raspberry flowers (to 3”) have distinctive reflexed sepals with thin white edges, protruding anthers and small green centers. This is a floriferous mid-summer bloomer (20-50 blooms per mature plant). Good fresh cut flower.

Sun Exposure: full sun afternoon shade

Soil type: average fertile

Soil PH: neutral, acid

Soil Moisture: moist soil with good drainage

Care level: easy

Flower color: dark raspberry, white, green

Bloom time: mid summer

Foliage Color: deep green

Uses and Characteristics: accent: good form and texture, specimen, border, containers, shade garden, meadow, superb cut flower, massed, fragrant, deer resistant, tall

Flower head size: large

Height: 4-7 feet   Width 1.5-2 feet

Growth Rate: medium

Propagation: divide clumps of bulbs in fall and replant.