Black Lily Flower
Black lily flowers add drama and sophistication to garden beds, borders, and contemporary containers. Their dark hue contrasts nicely with brighter shades or more “traditional” lily varieties.
Easy to grow, this Asiatic hybrid produces black ‘bulbils’ along its stems – really seed pods waiting to bloom into another flower – for easy seed sowing. In zones 3- 9, its dark trumpet-shaped blooms are fragrant and scent-free!
Lily Black Beauty
Black Beauty, introduced as an heirloom cultivar in 1957, boasts an abundance of deep crimson flowers with white edges and a green star in its center, their petals pulling back like drawn bows for an eye-catching display. Flowers bloom long-term while emitting an irresistibly fragrant fragrance; plants typically reach three to four feet in height while remaining pollen-free, making this cultivar suitable for allergy sufferers.
Flower has powerful hydrating and calming properties, making it a highly desired skincare ingredient. Apply it all over your body or just your face for healthy, hydrated skin; additionally, it may prevent dryness or fissures in skin fissures.
This stunning lily can withstand USDA Growing Zones 3-9. It produces large dark blooms from mid to late summer and requires well-draining soil and full sun for best results. Butterfly attractant and deer-resistant.
Lily ‘Black Jewel’
Black Jewel is among the darkest Asian lily flowers, boasting near-black purple petals. Blooming late spring to early summer in temperate climates and producing fruit yearly.
This captivating hybrid lily flower boasts stunning clusters of golden-orange flower buds with deep red centers on tall stems, creating 5 to 7 bi-color blooms each season. Ideal conditions for planting this hybrid lily include full sun or partial shade in nutrient-rich, well-draining soil rich with humus – it is even drought tolerant!
Lilies create an eye-catching focal point in gardens and ponds. Their bold beauty works well when mixed with vibrantly colored flowers in beds, borders, or contemporary containers. Lilies attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds while making excellent-cut flowers for bouquets. Just be careful that pets stay away as these toxic plants make great graduation and wedding presents; roses, carnations, and daisies all represent purity, innocence, rebirth, and hope as symbolism.
As its name suggests, the marchon, or Turkish lily plant will stand out in any garden. With stems covered by anywhere from one hundred to several hundred bright buds in various colors – and that’s just depending on which variety it is! These beautiful blooms result from hard work by flower growers, creating interspecific hybrids!
Therefore, they don’t require as frequent planting and are more resistant to weather extremes compared with their oriental ancestors, making them perfect for perennial borders, where they blend beautifully with other summer flowering plants. Furthermore, these varieties are great for pots or mixed containers, too!
This Asiatic lily thrives best in full sunlight to partial shade and in well-drained soil enriched with compost or leaf mold, receiving regular but not excessive watering as overwatering may lead to root rot. Deadheading spent blooms will encourage more flowering and prolong their period of blooming.
Lily ‘Forever Susan’
This beautiful Asian Lily features stunning deep burgundy blooms with purple and gold tepals that create spectacular displays in any garden while being easy to grow and complementing other summer flowers and shrubs perfectly. Additionally, its long-lasting blooms also make an excellent cut flower.
Lilies should be stored safely out of reach from both children and animals as they can be toxic to both. When selecting indoor garden flowers and plants for pets to enjoy, be wary of using plants like tulips and daffodils, which are highly toxic to cats and dogs.
Lilies can be grown as garden ornamental plants in temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical regions. Many species are also popular floral choices as cut flowers; their large blooms and vibrant hues make them appealing. Furthermore, many different shapes, sizes, scents, sizes, conditions, and scents exist within a single lily variety – adding further dimension and meaning to these flowers that you should explore further.
Lily’s Midnight Mystery
Lily Adler is determined to build her life independently despite society’s disapproval. Lily becomes embroiled in scandalous gossip surrounding Amelia (Jack’s sister) at her first party since her husband Jack’s death. Her complete silence does nothing to quell it – suspicion descends like raindrops on Lily.
Lily utilizes her unique skill set to infiltrate the lives of her neighbors to unearth the truth about their deaths, yet may or may not find who the real culprit is before it’s too late.
Katherine Schellman’s fourth book of her popular Nightingale mysteries series, published under her own name and Nightingale mysteries praised as worthy of Rex Stout and Agatha Christie by Suspense Magazine, is called Midnight Mystery. Katherine lives in Virginia’s mountains with her family and numerous houseplants while writing regularly for The New York Times and other national publications and publishing in over twenty different languages – in addition to which her paintings feature Antarctic wildlife and landscapes!