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Lilies Species and Species Hybrids Black Beauty
Large pyramidal head with many recurving flowers of bright crimson fading to white at petal edges. Each floret has a deep green star shaped mark in the centre. Long protruding chocolate brown stamens.
Height: 125cm / 49"
Bulb Size: 18/20
Flowering Time: July-August
Primary Colour: Red
Recommended For Showing: Yes
Black Beauty is a fine, strong lily, raised in Oregon in 1957 from a cross between Lilium speciosum rubrum and Lilium henryii. Its petals are strongly reflexing and almost curve back and touch the stemand in colour range from dark wine red to crimson with a very finely edge of white. Much like its parent L. henryii, Black Beauty is lime tolerant and should be planted approximately 20cm deep and 35-40cm apart.