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Lilium 'Black Spider'

Black Spider Lily

Lily

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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

Description

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

Landscape Attributes

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. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

24 inches (3 feet with the flowers)

12 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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