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PlantFiles: Trumpet Lily
Lilium 'Black Dragon'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Dragon
Hybridized by deGraaff; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1950

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Division:
6 - Trumpet/Aurelian hybrids

Flower Habit:
(b) Out-facing
(c) Down-facing

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Flower Shape:
Trumpet

Bloom Size:
6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive wakingdream On Nov 8, 2014, wakingdream from Allentown, PA wrote:

These lilies have been quite long lived and are multiplying gradually. Original source was White Flower Farm, possibly as long as 20 years ago. I recently dug around near the base of the lily clumps while removing some groundcover and found their original sign, having forgotten the exact name since purchasing them. Their fragrance wafts through our screen door on humid summer evenings, a delightful aroma. When deadheading, leave as much of the green stalk in place as possible to feed the bulb for the following year. If seedheads remain on the stalks, a large number of flaky, tan seeds will be released in the fall. They are particularly beautiful in their bud stage, but open flowers last a long time, too.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 5, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

I have grown this lily for several years and never tire of its large fragrant trumpets. It blooms here usually after July 4th, depending on weather conditions, and grows on occasion to 6' in height; however, the 'norm' is about 36-48". I have noticed some color variations from bulb to bulb. It is very dependable and completely hardy here. I agree with Tom; they definitely need staking. We get a lot of summer storms and winds here. In my journal I have shown two pictures; each with a little variation in color.

Positive TomH3787 On Jun 24, 2005, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Beautiful, fragrant 6 to 6 1/2 inch flowers in late June. Petals are pure white on the inside and dark burgundy on the outside. Grows to 6 feet - requires staking or it will fall over from the weight of the blooms. Old House Gardens says this is a selection of the species Lilium leucanthum.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Barrington, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Palmyra, Virginia
Kalama, Washington



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