Data specific to Lilies (Edit)
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
Hummingbirds
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
Child plants: one child plant

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

Photo Gallery
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-07-31
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-07-22
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-07-19
Location: Miami County Indiana
Date: July 28, 2011
Lilium 'Black Beauty'
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 6, 2014
A Favorite Of #Butterflies #Pollination
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 6, 2014
Close Up View In Moderate Shade #Pollination & #Butterflies

Date: 2015-07-24
Location: East border
Date: July 2014
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 15 2022
Always a late bloomer for me
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 11 2021

Date: 2021-07-12
Location: Front Garden, Maryland Zone 7a
Date: 7/15/2014
Lily Black Beauty
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-07-27

Date: 2017-07-19
Location: Terrace garden left side, rear - sunny.
Date: 2013-07-24
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Medina, TN
Date: July 2014
Black Beauty Lily in full bloom
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2020-07-29
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Vicki Hilger's Garden, Vallican, B.C.
Date: 2015-08-09
 6:14 pm. Very prominent Anthers and Pistil.
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-07-26

Date: 2021-04-06
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2021-07-12
Location: Rosetta Tasmania
Date: feb 2011
black beauty
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 3, 2014
Photo In Dry Shade
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-04-07
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2016-07-13
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-07-16

Date: 2021-10-12

Date: 2021-05-05
Location: Outside corner of dog's pen. Full sun all day.
Date: 2011-0724
Garden setting.
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 27, 2014
Close Up View
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-08-18
Location: Terrace garden left side.
Date: 2008-0418
Bulbs received from Dutch Gardens.
Location: montana grandiflora garden
Date: 2013-07-21
It's raining buds!
Location: Outside corner of dog's pen. Full sun all day.
Date: 2014-07-27
Very tall - must be 7' as shown.
Location: Miami County Indiana
Date: July 24, 2011
Lilium 'Black Beauty'
Photo by sedumzz
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-08-22
In the scented garden
Location: Vicki Hilger's Garden, Vallican, B.C. 
Date: 2015-08-09
 6:14 pm. Clearly showing the extreme curvature of the Petals
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2003-02-19
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Date: 2016-07-14
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2013-07-13
this is a 1st year bloom
Photo by Windigo
Location: South Dakota
Date: 2012-07-19

Date: 2007-08-02
Credit KENPEI
Location: montana grandiflora garden
Date: 2008-08-24
Attractive to butterflies.
Location: montana grandiflora garden
Date: 2012-04-19
Shedding the stalk from last year. It all happened in 16 seconds
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 12, 2010
Close Up View
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-07-17
Location: Miami County Indiana
Date: July 22, 2011
Lilium 'Black Beauty'
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-07-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-09-28
Location: East border
Date: August
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 19, 2011
Close Up View
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 19, 2011
Close Up View
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: Jul 28, 2011
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-08-30
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-11-01
6 year old bulb. This was huge! Wish I'd shot it with a quarter f
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2021-07-08
Location:  -Tasmania
Date: 24-1-14
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2015-07-15
This is the most I've ever seen Black Beauty open.
Location: Outside corner of dog's pen. Full sun all day.
Date: 2014-10-03
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: July 20, 2014
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-20

Credit Thorkild Poulsen

Credit peganum
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-07-31
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: montana grandiflora garden
Date: 2010-07-16
Location: montana grandiflora garden
Date: 2010-07-12
Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-07-07
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Date: 2013-07-31
Lilium  "Black Beauty" with Monarda
Location: montana grandiflora garden
Date: 2010-07-16
Showing the height.
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-07-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-13-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-08-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-04-08
Emerging
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2007-07-28
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My Yard
Date: 2012-07-16
Photo by jmorth
Location: Home Garden
Date: 2016-07-23
Photo by tggfisk
Photo by Ispahan
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-20

Date: 2013-08-18
Credit Kelvinsong
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-07-19
Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-07-07
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-2-06
planted late
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-07-07
Photo by stilldew
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-08-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-08-09
#pollination
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-04
Location: Mackinaw, IL
Date: July 2010
Location: South Dakota
Date: 2012-07-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-05-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-08-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 11-15-13
fall
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-09-28
moving to new location
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2013-08-28
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2013-08-28
Photo by BUGGYCRAZY
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-04-16
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-11-01
6 year old bulb. This was huge! Wish I'd shot it with a quarter f
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Rosetta -Tasmania
Date: 18-1-13
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Comments:
  • 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 - Zone 9b - Zone 9b) 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 9, 2022 Bloomed
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
stilldew
piksihk On August 1, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On July 1, 2014 Bloomed
piksihk On March 1, 2014 Obtained plant
pot
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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