Night Flyer Lily

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Be amazed by the super-dark blooms of the Night Flyer Lily (Lilium lancifolium 'Night Flyer'). The mysterious color is nearly black, providing a superb contrast with the green leaves and other blooms in your garden! Dangling from long stems in tall aerial loose bunches, these large blooms take turns opening, extending your enjoyment for a long time!

The stunning color is so dark, that you may not notice the additional flash of red speckles on the blooms initially. This variety of Lily grows quite large, reaching 48-60 inches tall, making it an ideal backdrop for your perennial garden. You'll also enjoy the fragrance!

The pollinator-friendly Night Flyer Lily is not only attractive to humans, but also to butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. If you want to be the talk of the town, use these perennial bulbs in large swaths to garner head-turning attention!

Planting and Application:

It will do just as well standing alone or in containers. So tuck a few into your cottage or perennial border, mix among shrubs or tuck into pollinator and cutting gardens where these dramatic blooms just shine! Pot up as a specimen or thriller in planters, and as a tall accent in mixed-containers.

Lilies excel in mass plantings and groupings and let the vibrant colors do the hard work for you. Your landscaping will be changed forever! Plant rows and blocks of these blooms to call attention to a special spot in your garden or to highlight your landscape without sacrificing precious space.

  • Stunning Dark-Red Blooms
  • Green Upright Stems Full of Slender Foliage
  • Prolific Bloomer Once Established
  • Perfect for Floral Arrangements, Containers, Beds & Borders
  • Easy to Care For & Low-Maintenance

#ProPlantTips for Care:

While it can handle many growing conditions, well-drained soil, with medium moisture, is the Lily's preferred habitat. Plant in full sun or partial shade for the strongest stems and best color. Mulch the site well and stake the stems if they seem to lean or flop after harsh weather. Prune off the blooms as they fade and in fall, prune the stems down to the ground once the foliage yellows.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade
  • Prune to Ground After Foliage Yellows
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Night Flyer Lily Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lilium lancifolium 'Night Flyer'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 48 - 60 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Average
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Reddish - Nearly Black
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Fragrant Yes
Spacing 8 inches