Stargazer Lilies - Interesting Facts and Growing Tips

May 15, 2016

Stargazer Lilies - Interesting Facts and Growing Tips

Stargazer lilies have a different meaning for different people and different cultures. They may be representative of a memory from ones' past or simply just someone's favorite flower. Which was the story of my grandmother. Her favorite flower were lilies. Though she preferred Easter lilies.

Stargazer lilies though, they also have many meanings in other cultures. Most popularly, they represent prosperity, optimism, peace, and opportunity. They're also well-suited for adding a unique color and look amongst other flowers that you have outdoors. Besides making for great outdoors flowers, they're also good for Mother's Day gifts, baby showers, or even as gifts for many events.

Stargazer Lily

The Stargazer lily has only been an existing flower since around 1974 when the hybrid flower was created by Leslie Woodriff. More specifically, it's a hybrid of an Oriental lily. The Stargazer has a noticeable fragrance and brilliant pink petals. Another noticeable aspect of the Stargazer lily is that its flower faces upwards. That's where it gets the name 'Stargazer'.


Stargazer lilies, like other lilies, can stand up to cooler temperatures, for a period, and are very hardy even in some poorer soils. When in full bloom, they'll have a noticeable fragrance to them and add great color to your flower garden. Being perennial, they'll come back year after year and better than the year before. They bloom in the middle to late summer and enjoy full sun. Though they can also be grown in partial shade. It's also best to keep the soil around these flowers moist, but not over-watered. Mulching can also help to hold in soil moisture for the flower. Which will also help keep the roots of the flower cool and healthy.