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Stargazer Lily

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Stargazer Lily features bold fragrant crimson trumpet-shaped flowers with pink overtones, white throats and white edges at the ends of the stems in late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
30 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Lilium
Cultivar:
Stargazer
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
towering
Canopy:
leggy
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
cut back in fall
Spacing:
14 inches
Flower Color:
crimson
Flower Bicolor:
pink
Flower Eye Color:
white
Flower Form:
trumpet
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
in late summer
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Stargazer Lily features bold fragrant crimson trumpet-shaped flowers with pink overtones, white throats and white edges at the ends of the stems in late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Stargazer Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Stargazer Lily will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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