Lilium ‘Black Beauty’
This hybrid between L. henryi and L. speciosum has flourished in the Lambley gardens for 30 years. Extraordinarily vigorous it carries 30 or more fragrant, deep raspberry, narrowly edged white, flowers on 2 metres tall, self supporting stems.
We were given bulbs of this lily many years ago by that fine plantsman, the late Brian Tonkin. Lilium ‘Black Beauty has proved to be a tough, reliable, free flowering and disease free lily. We grow it in our double borders where during late summer 2 metre tall self supporting stems produce 30 or more dark crimson flowers which open during a period of 4 weeks. It enjoys reasonable soil in a sunny position.