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Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

Stargazer is the most famous lily of them all. This hybrid’s large, upward-facing, fragrant blooms put on a beautiful show both in the garden and in bouquets. (Lilium)
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Height: 28-36" tall
Bulb Spacing: 8-12" apart
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid October.

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Details
SKU 1LILYG
Common Name Oriental Lily
Botanical Name Lilium
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 28-36" tall
Bulb Size 16/18 cm
Bulb Spacing 8-12" apart
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Days to Bloom Blooms in 100-110 days
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Containers, Cut Flowers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Lilies like their feet in the shade and faces in the sun so keep them happy by planting behind or amongst other perennials for a dramatic effect.
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the most famous lily of them all. And no wonder. Stargazer is one of many hybridized from the world-famous species, Lilium speciosum rubrum, the wild red lily of Japan. But this one has become everyone's favorite because it's the lily that has everything. It is incredibly beautiful, very easy to grow, not too tall and has strong stems. In addition, the large, fragrant blooms are upward-facing, a rare quality for an Oriental Hybrid lily; most others are outward facing, like Casa Blanca. These upright blooms make Stargazer extra-useful for florists, and also guarantee a big beautiful show in your garden.

The blooms of Stargazer vary somewhat. Some bulbs will produce flowers with almost solid red petals, but always with the white margins. Others, and this includes most, look exactly like the photo above with deep pink blending to red, showing spots.

No one can have too many of these. Plant enough to have them for cutting and for highlights in your mid to late summer garden.

ABC LILY PHOTO Spectacular lilies for your garden; it's easy. Everybody loves lilies, and today's hybrids are a snap to grow, unlike some of the more difficult ones of the past. Today's favorites are no more work than growing a tulip or daffodil. First, take a look at the combination photo below. The large picture of a red lily is Stargazer, the most famous Oriental Hybrid. (See lily groups below.) Along with the famous white one, Casa Blanca, and other Oriental Hybrids, it's a big florist's favorite, and the ones in your garden will be just as lovely and fragrant as the ones you buy in any flower shop.

Photos A and B are of 'wild' or species lilies. (See lily groups below.) Photo A is the old favorite, orange Tiger Lily, (See lily groups below.) one of the best for wild meadows since it is tough, dependably perennial and will grow in almost any soil. Photo B is the incredibly beautiful Regal Lily, Lilium regale, the now-famous, highly fragrant white trumpet lily, discovered years ago growing wild in China. It has been used to create a whole new group of hybrids. (See Trumpet Lily group below.)

Photo C shows how beautifully almost any lily works in a mixed garden or with other flowers in a vase. The stunning yellow bi-colored lily shown with red daylilies and gladiolus is the popular Asiatic Hybrid, 'Grand Cru'. (See lily groups below.)


Growing Lilies: True lilies (which don't include daylilies and others which are not in the genus Lilium) are easy to grow today, and more popular every season. Since they are upright and take practically no space at ground level, it's easy to plant lilies between other established perennials and shrubs. Most can also tolerate some shade, which adds versatility for the gardener. There are many lily groups, but to keep it simple, we will consider only a few of the main types that are important to gardeners. Each lily we ship includes complete instructions for planting. So don't hesitate. You can easily bring the spectacular beauty of lily flowers to any summer meadow or garden.

'Wild' Lilies or 'Species' Lilies These are the true wildflowers from the world over. They are the ones all the glamorous hybrids are descended from. We're fortunate to have some of these botanical treasures on our list of lilies this season.

Oriental Hybrid Lilies are the now famous, very fragrant ones with large, flattened flowers such as red Stargazer and white Casa Blanca. These are the ones now so popular in the floral trade, but are also very easy to grow. They bloom from mid-summer through early fall. Most have very large, outward-facing, fragrant flowers.

Asiatic Hybrid Lilies are today's largest group of garden lilies, quite easy to 'naturalize'. This growing group of lilies was begun by hybridizers in the US, and were first called 'Mid-Century Hybrids.' Compared to Orientals, the Asiatic Hybrid lilies bloom earlier (early to mid summer), the plants are shorter, the flowers a bit smaller, and most blooms are upward-facing and star-shaped. Some of the most famous Asiatic Hybrids are yellow 'Connecticut King,' and the famous red, 'Gran Paradiso.'

Tiger Lilies. This group is led by the famous old orange wild lily, which used to be called Lilium tigrinum. Botanists have changed that to Lilum lancifolium, but that doesn't stop most people (including us) from using the old name 'tigrinum.' From the original orange, the hybridizers have created new colors from white to pink. All have the large flowers, black spots, and tough perennial qualities of the original. (By the way, don't call any old spotted orange lily 'tiger lily'. This one is the real thing, and no lily common name is more mis-used.)

Trumpet Lilies Sometimes called 'Aurelian Hybrids' or other names, the large, tall trumpet lilies are all descended from The Regal Lily, a white wild species lily from China. All are incredibly fragrant, and wonderful for cutting. They grow tall, and often need staking, since a well-grown stalk can have over 15 huge flowers.

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Reviews

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Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (18)
  • Fragrant (18)
  • Accurate instructions (17)
  • Healthy (16)
  • Hardy (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (18)
    • Outdoors (11)
    • Indoors (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (15), Getting started (5)
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      • Personal (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    SHOW STOPPER STARGAZERS!!!

    These are amazing hardy lillies. Very easy to plant and grow. Very large fragrant blooms. Multiple blooms per stem. They keep coming back for year after year enjoyment. LOVE THEM!

    These are amazing hardy lillies. Very easy to plant and grow. Very large fragrant blooms. Multiple blooms per stem. They keep coming back for year after year enjoyment. LOVE THEM!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Flowers did not bloom

    Product Delivered promptly -one bulb generated growth of the three ordered. Plants did not survive. Perhaps because we were in zone 9a.

    The other lilies ordered did not grow at...Read complete review

    Product Delivered promptly -one bulb generated growth of the three ordered. Plants did not survive. Perhaps because we were in zone 9a.

    The other lilies ordered did not grow at all. The caladiums all did fine.

    Janice Rowntree

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    5.0

    Absolutely Beautiful Flowers!

    By Bonnie

    from Blackduck, MN

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

      I love the flower bulbs and plants - they arrive just fine, very healthy!!! I would order from here again and again!

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      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!!

      By Harrison the Stargazer

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

        Our bulbs arrived very fast. They sprouted fast also and gave us beautiful flowers. I can't wait to see how well they come back next year.

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        5.0

        Oriental Stargazer Lilies

        By The Poetress

        from Evansdale, Ia.

        About Me Professional Landscaper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

          these compliment my pink flower bed I made in honor of breast cancer awareness since I had breast cancer in 2008

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          5.0

          wow nice bulbs

          By hair cutter girl

          from monroe michigan

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

            delivered great

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            • Personal
             
            2.0

            A Beautiful Showstopper!

            By Shirlann

            from Oceanside, CA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Only 1 Came Up Of 3

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Indoors

            Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

            I was so disappointed. Only 1 of the 3 bulbs came up. I just love Stargazer lilies. They are my favorites.

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            1.0

            Beautiful in bloom

            By Shirlann

            from Oceanside, CA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Fragrant

            Cons

            • 2 Of 3 Did Not Come Up
            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

              Only 1 of the 3 even came up! It did, however, bloom beautifully.

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              5.0

              It's Like Smelling Heaven

              By Growlymutt

              from Morgantown, Indiana

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Container Garden

                Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                With two 160 pound mastiffs who will dig up plants, I can only have a container garden. I have at least 20 huge pots filled with lilies. The Stargazer is my favorite - beautiful flowers, heavenly scent you can smell at 20 feet away. American's bulbs arrived on time, were planted immediately and started to grow almost the day I planted them. They should bloom any day now and I am so excited. American's bulbs are huge, (twice the size I've purchased elsewhere), healthy and easy to grow. By far the best I've found anywhere.

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                5.0

                Stargazer Oriental Lily

                By Do not have one, just call me Ms. Linda.

                from Preston, Georgia

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Absolutely gorgeous
                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors
                • Show Flowers Around Porch

                Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                These are the most beautiful flowers I have ever grown. They are very easy to grow. I was so very proud of my Stargazers, I pointed them out to evryone who came to visit me and told them where I got them. The fragrance from the flowers was AWESOME. Would love to have a lot more to plant.

                Every product I have bought from American Meadows has done wonderfully except for my tulips (obviously I do not know how to grow them). My daylillies, irises, daffodils and stargazers have done wonderfully every year.

                I have my eye on some amarylis to get next, hope they do not sell out before I can get them.

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                5.0

                Beautiful, fragrant and hardy

                By Cat

                from Hickory, NC

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Lightweight
                • Small footprint

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cut Flower
                  • Garden

                  Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                  We started off with a few Stargazers in 2011 to fill in some blank spots in the flower beds and add some more beauty and fragrance. My husband and I liked them so much we added 16 in a "mass" planting in 2012. All flourished. These are easy to grow. The small footprint lends itself to various applications. Plant plenty so you can cut a few to bring into the home.

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                  1.0

                  Flowers did not bloom

                  By Maxwell1

                  from Parrish Florida

                  About Me Master Gardener

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                        Product Delivered promptly -one bulb generated growth of the three ordered. Plants did not survive. Perhaps because we were in zone 9a.

                        The other lilies ordered did not grow at all. The caladiums all did fine.

                        Janice Rowntree

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                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        Stunning Pink Flowers

                        By CalvertCountyGardener

                        from Lusby, MD

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Fragrant
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                        • Pests & Disease

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden

                        Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                        Beautiful flowers, exactly as depicted. Will plant more next year and use lots more mole repellant.

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                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                        By Ms. Linda

                        from Preston, GA

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Absolutely gorgeous
                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Fragrant
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy
                        • Very fragrant
                        • Very very proud of them

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Outdoors
                          • Small flowerbed

                          Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                          The Stargazer Oriental Lillies are the best flowers I have ever planted. My daylillies I have purchased from American Meadows 2 years ago have bloomed every year and were absolutely stunning this year. I even separated them this year. Can't wait for next year!!!!!!
                          Oh yeah, my daffodils were beautiful too!!!!!

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                          5.0

                          Brilliant

                          By ragguru

                          from Roanoke, VA

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Fragrant
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden

                            Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                            Being a first time grower of these lillies, I put them in a planter and was absolutely wowed at the results. The bloom were over the top! And the fragrance pure and sweet! Plan on using them in the flower beds next spring!

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                            5.0

                            Stargazer Lily

                            By Sandy K

                            from Newburgh, IN

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Attractive
                            • Fragrant
                            • Healthy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden

                              Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                              A great addition to my lily garden. I love the fragrance of this lily. All three blubs arrived promptly and were in great condition. I planted them within a couple of days and although we had a very dry summer, they did just fine with my watering. Very happy with them.

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Lovely bulbs struggle in Los Angeles

                              By Bern

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Pros

                              • Attractive
                              • Fragrant

                              Cons

                              • Pests & Disease

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                              I received the sprouted bulbs in several bags. Three had rotting stems when they arrived. The bulbs were planted in large pots and most began to grow, although several did not. It looked like 20 bulbs would produce flowers, but a hot spell browned out most of these. I ended up with 5 plants making flowers and hope that most of the bulbs will survive to grow next season. As they will be planted in smaller pots for next year, they will be brought in during the hottest days. The photos are at the end of September. What would be appreciated is knowledgable answers from the staff at American Meadows concerning the care of these bulbs in my area.

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                              5.0

                              Oriental Lily "Stargazer",,,,,,,,, sweet

                              By satfrat

                              from Rutland, Vermont

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Attracted butterflies
                              • Attracted honeybees
                              • Attracted hummingbirds
                              • Attractive
                              • Fragrant
                              • Hardy
                              • Healthy

                              Cons

                              • Heavy
                              • Stems needed supporting

                              Best Uses

                              • Lawn

                              Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                              The heavy flowers while a plus required added support for the stems. Maybe I didn't plant the bulbs deep enough but have added 3" of cedar mulch for next years lilies. The flowers were simply breathtaking tho.

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this bulb/plants again.

                              By Noel

                              from Belcamp, Maryland

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Each bulb grows
                              • Flowers blooming
                              • Very fragrant

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Garden
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                                The flowers are really beautifull & fragrant.

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                                • Personal
                                 
                                5.0

                                My star gazer lilies are coming up

                                By RoseMary

                                from Frankin NC

                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Instructions

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garden

                                  Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                                  hopefully will be as beautiful as the picture. :)

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                                  4.0

                                  Lovely lily

                                  By Cape Cosy

                                  from Cape Cod, MA

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive
                                  • Fragrant
                                  • Healthy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Garden
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Patio

                                    Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                                    These are nice bulbs - they all bloomed - pricey

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                                    5.0

                                    The QUEEN of Lilies!

                                    By Mud Mama

                                    from Schererville, IN

                                    About Me Master Gardener

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Instructions
                                    • Attractive
                                    • Fragrant
                                    • Hardy
                                    • Healthy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Garden

                                      Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                                      I have a variety of Lilies planted, but the Stargazers are especially attractive. You will absolutely love them! They're like little palm trees! With slimmer leaved stalks than the typical Lilies, you can plant--and enjoy--MORE of them.

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                                      4.0

                                      The stargazer lily is a beautiful flower

                                      By Kathleen

                                      from Depew, NY

                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate Instructions
                                      • Attractive
                                      • Healthy
                                      • Lasts a long time

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Garden
                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                                        This lily was put into my side garden, which gets a lot of sun. It stands out amongst the daylilies, irises and other perennials. It is very pretty and long lasting for a perennial.

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                                        5.0

                                        Beautiful Blooms

                                        By KLV

                                        from Seattle, WA

                                        About Me Getting Started

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate Instructions
                                        • Attractive
                                        • Fragrant
                                        • Hardy
                                        • Healthy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Garden
                                          • Outdoors

                                          Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                                          I'm a novice gardener and I purchased these bulbs during my first year based on looks alone. They grew beautifully to a large size and were very fragrant. The only downside is biological - the blooms simply don't last beyond 3-4 weeks.

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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          SHOW STOPPER STARGAZERS!!!

                                          By Love Blooms

                                          from New Haven, CT

                                          About Me Avid Gardener

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate Instructions
                                          • Attractive
                                          • Fragrant
                                          • Hardy
                                          • Healthy

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Cutting for vase
                                            • Garden
                                            • Indoors
                                            • Outdoors

                                            Comments about Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer:

                                            These are amazing hardy lillies. Very easy to plant and grow. Very large fragrant blooms. Multiple blooms per stem. They keep coming back for year after year enjoyment. LOVE THEM!

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                                            • Personal

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                                            Shipping begins in mid October based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                                            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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                                            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                                            • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                                              All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                                            • Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gironde

                                              Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gironde

                                            • Garden Gloves

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