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Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty

Unlike its name, this famous garden treasure has wonderfully-red blooms with gorgeous green centers. Black Beauty is hardy, easy to grow and produces a stunning show, with 15 to 40 flowers per stem. (Lilium)

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Height: 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing: 8-12" apart
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Common Name Tiger Lily
Botanical Name Lilium
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 44-48" tall
Bulb Size 16-18 cm
Bulb Spacing 8-12" apart
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Days to Bloom Blooms in 140 days
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers
Additional Information Lilies like their feet in the shade and faces in the sun so keep them happy by planting behind or amongst other perennials for a dramatic effect.
Ships to Canada No
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This is the fabulous flower that actually opened the door for our modern Oriental Hybrids like Stargazer and Casa Blanca. This tough, pest-free perennial plant with its magnificently beautiful blooms taught gardeners that lilies may look very special, but growing them can be as easy as a daffodil or a tulip.

Black Beauty is a cross between two very important wild lilies, and that's why it's often grouped with other species lilies, and considered a garden treasure. Both parents are from the Orient. Lilium speciosum var rubrum was crossed with L. Henryi, to achieve Black Beauty, and many believe it was one of the most revolutionary and successful hybridizations in botanical history. This garden magic was accomplished by the legendary American lily expert, Leslie Woodriff in 1957.

Whatever you think of the lily, it has been a gardener's favorite from the beginning, and still competes with all the lavish new hybrids today. It is truly incredible in an arrangement. Another huge plus is its hardiness and dependability. Most anywhere in the US, a few bulbs planted this year will result in a widening and enlarging clump, often becoming practically a forest of lily stems. And in late summer when they bloom--with 15-40 flowers per stem--the show is like a rainstorm of gorgeous red bells, bobbing in the wind. There is only one Black Beauty lily, and no garden or wild meadow should be without it.

Growing Lilies: True lilies (which don't include daylilies and others which are not in the genus Lilium) are easy to grow today, and more popular every season. Since they are upright and take practically no space at ground level, it's easy to plant lilies between other established perennials and shrubs. Most can also tolerate some shade, which adds versatility for the gardener. There are many lily groups, but to keep it simple, we will consider only a few of the main types that are important to gardeners. Each lily we ship includes complete instructions for planting. So don't hesitate. You can easily bring the spectacular beauty of lily flowers to any summer meadow or garden

Tiger Lilies. This group is led by the famous old orange wild lily, which used to be called Lilium tigrinum. Botanists have changed that to Lilum lancifolium, but that doesn't stop most people (including us) from using the old name 'tigrinum.' From the original orange, the hybridizers have created new colors from white to pink. All have the large flowers, spots, and tough perennial qualities of the original.

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A Beautiful Flower


from Owego, NY

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  • Fragrant
  • Large Bulb Size
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Vivid Colors


    Best Uses

    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty:

    Great Color, Its just a great flower to have in my garden.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    They grew well and bloomed the first yea


    from Atlanta, Ga.

    About Me Avid Gardener


    • Beautiful And Last Years
    • Vivid Colors


      Best Uses

      • Cottage garden

      Comments about American Meadows Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty:

      Lilies last for years.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


      My favorite lily


      from Orlando Fl


      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Healthy
      • Versatile


        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty:

        I love the colorations of this lily. Truly beautiful

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        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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