Black Spider Lily flowers
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Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
Group/Class: Asiatic Hybrid
This attractive variety has lovely butter yellow blooms sprinkled with deep burgundy-red spots that fill in to solid burgundy in the center; the attention getting contrast of these colors makes this one a perfect choice for a border or garden accent
Black Spider Lily features bold buttery yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with a dark red ring at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Black Spider Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Black Spider Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Black Spider Lily will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.