Stargazer Oriental Lily Bulbs

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'Stargazer' Oriental Lily is famous for its vibrant pink spotted flowers that bloom upwards, facing the cosmos. At 6-8” wide, its fragrant flowers are easy to grow on strong stalks that don't need staking. One of the most beloved lilies, summer-blooming 'Stargazer' adds loads of color to garden beds and borders and is popular in floral arrangements. (Lilium)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size28-36" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft. 8-12" apart
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
SKUAM015618

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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Plant Information
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.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM015618
AM015579 (Bag of 3)
AM015580 (Bag of 8)
Common Name
Stargazer Oriental Lily
Botanical Name
Lilium orientalis Stargazer
Flower Color
Pink
Flower Size
6-12" flowers
Foliage
Narrow, lanceolate, dark green leaves.
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Mature Height
28-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
3 bulbs per sq. ft. 8-12" apart
Bulb Size
16-18 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 6" deep.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces
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.
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit
Bulb
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Poisonous if ingested. Toxic to cats.
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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