Lilium ‘Black Beauty’ has deep raspberry blooms with a thin white line along the edge of each petal and a green star in the center. Delightfully fragrant, the 3-inch flowers appear in late July to August with deeply recurved petals. The stems grow 4 to 6 feet in height with 20 to 50 flowers per stem. Black Beauty is an Orienpet hybrid, which generally blooms a little later than the Asiatic hybrids. Oriental hybrids typically have a lovely fragrance, although some people find it unpleasant at best. The unsurpassed grace and beauty of this lily make it a lovely addition to the garden. Lilies love full sun, but will do well in partial shade. They tolerate hot summer days, as long as the bulbs are deep enough to remain cool. Lower plants surrounding the lilies will help protect their roots from drying out. Lilies make an excellent cut flower with long-lasting blooms and buds that continue to mature and open after cutting.