One of August’s stunning flowers is Lilium “Black Out,” an Asiatic hybrid lily.
Asiatic lilies generally have large, non-fragrant flowers, unlike their cousins, the Oriental lilies, whose flowers have a heavy, sweet scent. Asiatic lilies are easy to grow and don’t need to be staked. They like full sun, but can grow in a bit of shade. Good drainage is a must as in heavy, wet, clay soils, the bulbs will rot.