28-36" tall. Oriental Lily 'Stargazer' has large fragrant flowers with a deep pink strips and speckles giving the flower the look of stars in the sky. A classic beauty. Oriental lilies enjoy full to part sun in compost enriched acidic garden soil and are cold hardy in zones 3-9. They often have huge flowers and taller varieties benefit from staking, especially if you live in a windy area. Mulch well in winter to protect the bulbs from too much cold. Hybridized from Asian native plants.
Stargazer Oriental Lily
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mid to late summer
Days To Bloom
3-4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
Plant 6" deep
Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers
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.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
Lilium (Lily) - a huge genus of bulbous plants native primarily to the colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Although there are some sub-tropical species. The three biggest groups commonly grown include the Asiatic, Oriental and native North American species. The care of all three is similar.
Preferred growing conditions
Plant in a fast draining, compost enriched garden loam with full sun or a half day of partial sun. Lilies prefer slightly acid soil and are not a good choice for highly alkaline western soils unless you're willing to regularly acidify the soil with soil sulfur. Avoid clay unless amply amended with ample compost to improve drainage.
Mulch with commonly available mulch materials to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Cool, moist soil is essential for optimum growth and flowering of lilies.
Lilies prefer consistent moist soil and need regular irrigation when conditions are dry. They don't like to dry out, but are prone to rot if their planting site is in a depression and accumulates water after a good rain.
Deadheading keeps the plants looking tidy and help them conserve energy for bulb growth and not seed production. But it will not bring them back into bloom.
Fertilize generously in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. This can be repeated in late spring to help build humus levels in their soil.
Oriental lilies are very fragrant, while Asian lilies are not.
Some of the taller varieties may require staking in windy climates, as they can get up to 6 ft. tall and be top heavy with lots of flowers.
Cut back to just above ground level in late fall or early spring.
Mulch heavily with a 2 to 3 inch layer in late fall as the soil begins to freeze. This is especially important when planting new bulbs in zone 3 and 4 climates. If snow cover is not dependable, make fall mulching a regular practice.
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