Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty

 

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

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing8-12" apart
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3 - Bulb Size: 16-18 cm
SKU 17LILY3
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.

SKU 17LILY3
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 Time 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 Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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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American MeadowsTiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty
 
3.5

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1.0

Tiger Lilies didn't grow

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from south boston, va

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wasting Time On Reviews

      Comments about American Meadows Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty:

      Might as well be dead.

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Terrific Tiger Lily

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      from Long Grove, IA

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty:

        I was excited to get these. I love the cool color combination. The bulbs looked healthy, but I got concerned when they took FORV+EVER to show green! When they did bloom they where stunning. Everyone thinks they are SO COOL! I got 5 or 6 blooms per stem, hope next summer to have a bigger show. :)

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        1.0

        Not great

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        from Bella Vista, AR

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions

        Cons

        • Arrived in poor condition
        • Some Never Came Up

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty:

        The product was not delivered as quickly as it should of been and was very dry when it arrived

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        5.0

        A Beautiful Flower

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        from Owego, NY

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

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

        Cons

          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.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          They grew well and bloomed the first yea

          By 

          from Atlanta, Ga.

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Beautiful And Last Years
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            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)

             
            5.0

            My favorite lily

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            from Orlando Fl

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              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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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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