Lilium 'Black Beauty'

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil enriched with leaf mould ora loam-based potting compost, such as John Innes no2
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 16/18

    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.
  • Garden care: Lilies can be planted at any time from early autumn, to mid-spring. Planting in autumn often helps them settle in and become better established before they start to put on their new spring growth, but spring planting is a better option if your soil is heavy and wet during winter. Choose a sunny spot, preferably where the plant receives a little light shade at its base, and plant each bulb 15-20cm (6-8in) deep in a well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould. Space them at approximately 30cm (12") intervals and provide support before the flowers appear. Deadhead the faded blooms promptly and cut the dead stems back to ground level at the end of autumn.

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5.0

stunning through till autumn

By suppie

from northants

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Trellis Decking

    Comments about Crocus Lilium'Black Beauty':

    In a large pot ,practically stands up on its own ,
    Lily beetles hate them
    Firm like a waxy flower
    Doesn't really wilt
    I don't like it in winter when it has gone
    Sorry i can't fault this plant,bulb

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      Hi I have grown Lilies for the 1st time this year. Can you advise me if they are annuals or bi-annuals? What do you do after flowering? Kind regards Robert
      Asked on 7/19/2009 by boblee

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        Hello Robert, These are bulbous perennials, so will carry on year after year. They will be starting to die back soon, but you should still be feeding with a high potash fertiliser now. Leave them where they are and make sure they are well watered - in winter you can cut this back a little - and they should come back again next year. I hope this helps. Helen

        Answered on 7/20/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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