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Black Beauty Lily



An old favorite in lilies, hybridized by the infamous Leslie Woodriff. This variety sports a very dark red flower with a green throat and white margins. The original cross was between Lilium speciosum rubrum and Lilium henryi which certainly gives it the genetics to be a fantastic garden lily! Grows quite tall, up to 1.9 M under good garden conditions, with a high number of flowers per stem. Known for its adaptability to a wide range of soil conditions all over the world. Lily blooms in late August.

  • VIII(b-c/d) Orienpet - previously registered under Division VII
  • Fragrant
  • Bred 1957
  • Registered 1972
  • Bred by L. Woodriff
  • Listed in the NALS Lily Hall of Fame