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. 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

One variety of the Stargazer Lily, the Pink 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.

Here are some interesting facts about Stargazer lilies :

Stargazer lilies are a hybrid of the Oriental and Asiatic lilies, created by Leslie Woodriff in 1978.

They are known for their large, showy, star-shaped blooms with a deep pink color and a prominent white center.

Stargazer lilies are very fragrant and are often used in perfumes, soaps, and other scented products.

They prefer full sun or partial shade and well-draining soil.

Stargazer lilies are perennial plants, meaning they will come back year after year with proper care.

They can grow up to 36 inches tall and have a spread of up to 12 inches.

Stargazer lilies are popular in cut flower arrangements and are often used in weddings, bouquets, and other special occasions.

They are toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure if ingested, so it's important to keep them away from feline pets.

Stargazer lilies are relatively easy to care for and require regular watering, fertilization, and deadheading to promote new growth and blooms.

Stargazer lilies are a symbol of prosperity, wealth, and abundance, making them a popular gift for special occasions and celebrations.


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