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Division: VIII. Other Hybrids

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are lethal to cats
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Species lilies will come true from seed; cultivars and hybrids will not.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Bulb scaling.
Parentage: Lilium speciosum var. speciosum X Lilium henryi

Common names
  • Lily
  • Orienpet lily
  • Oriental/Trumpet Lily
  • OT Lily

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  • Posted by CarolineScott (Calgary - Zone 4a) on Mar 13, 2018 6:51 AM concerning plant:
    Why is the Black Beauty Lily described as an Orienpet ?
    Is it not an inter species hybrid of L. henri and L. speciosum ?

    Or are there several cultivars with this name ?
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 1, 2013 5:30 AM concerning plant:
    This plant has done very well for me in my zone. Since the blooms face downward, depending on the location, it can need some staking. Does well for me in pots and in the ground. Vigorous and blooms for a long time mid-to-late summer and into early fall. The color is striking.

  • Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 3, 2015 10:14 AM concerning plant:
    As you can see in my photo, these did need to be staked, but I forgive them. Look at those flowers! These are first-year plants in full sun, in a new bed of clay amended with leaf compost. Maybe they'll be stronger next year, maybe not. I don't mind staking, although I'll probably find a cage rather than the bamboo stakes this year.
  • Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Florida) on Jul 23, 2012 8:26 AM concerning plant:
    This plant seems a bit weak-stemmed and flops in part-sun conditions.
Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On October 24, 2015 Obtained plant
B&D Lilies - qty 6; FSB
aspenhill On March 15, 2008 Obtained plant
Brent & Becky's Bulbs - qty 5; CG
jmorth On July 18, 2018 Bloomed
jmorth On July 12, 2017 Bloomed
Got transplanted last fall.
jmorth On July 9, 2016 Bloomed
jmorth On July 16, 2014 Bloomed
jmorth On July 17, 2013 Bloomed
jmorth On July 4, 2012 Bloomed
jmorth On July 13, 2011 Bloomed
jmorth On July 6, 2010 Bloomed
jmorth On July 14, 2009 Bloomed
jmorth On July 23, 2008 Bloomed
jmorth On July 10, 2007 Bloomed
jmorth On October 2, 2006 Bloomed
planted late
piksihk On July 10, 2021 Bloomed
One stalk
piksihk On August 24, 2017 Bloomed
1 bloom after Harvey
piksihk On July 16, 2016 Bloomed
only one stalk with two blooms
piksihk On November 26, 2015 Transplanted
HW front of the Mex. flame vine with other liliums
piksihk On October 6, 2015 Obtained plant
piksihk On August 1, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On July 1, 2014 Bloomed
piksihk On March 1, 2014 Obtained plant
lovesblooms On July 14, 2015 Bloomed
MrsBinWY On December 25, 2018 Seeds sown
lots of seeds from lovesblooms' 2018G; try 3-4 months warm followed by cool
Mellis0821 From July 5, 2019 to July 24, 2019 Bloomed
Emerged strongly after move and transplanting
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(Lilium 'Black Beauty') by virginiarose Jul 13, 2013 5:05 PM 7

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