Lilium ‘Black Beauty’ has been loved for generations, now it has all new breeding. The tall stems are strong, packed with blooms and rarely require staking.
This is a tetraploid (has an extra chromosome) which makes it a bit bionic, everything is that little bit thicker, sturdier and longer lasting. In this case, the breeding was done using the sap of Colchicums, which I found really interesting.
The flowers of Lily ‘Black Beauty’ have a white border, deep maroon speckled flash and a green star at the heart.
The stems are tall, dark and handsome with mid green leaves. Lily ‘Black Beauty’ flowers freely and the bulbs are tough as old boots. It is an excellent choice for beginners.
‘Black Beauty’ Lily is a cross between Lilium specioSum rubrum and Lilium henryi. The result is a Turk's cap type Lilium with abundant flowers.
Gardeners are returning the ‘old fashioned’ Lilies because of their hardy nature and nostalgic charm.
Plant Lily 'Black Beauty’ in fertile soil with good drainage. By adding plenty of fertiliser and organic matter to the soil you will have bigger and better blooms. Lily ‘Black Beauty’ grows best in a sunny location. Keep the soil moist during growth for longer lasting blooms
These Old World Lilies are the perfect complement to cottage gardens.
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade