Caring for Stargazer Lily Bulbs for Residential Landscaping

Planting Stargazer Lily Bulbs

The huge, spectacular, and extremely fragrant “Stargazer” lily (Lilium orientalis ‘Stargazer’) flower. The blooms have “reflexed” tips, which means they curl back toward the stem, and long, prominent stamens. ‘Stargazer’ lilies are tall enough to be planted in the center or rear row of a flower garden and may act as focal points since their big, vividly colored blossoms will draw attention to them. Despite how tall they are, they are among the simplest lilies to cultivate, typically do not need staking, and are suitable for residential landscaping. Stargazers create wonderful cut flowers and are enticing to pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. If you want to grow one yourself, you can use the following care advice.


Although the bulbs may rot and die if left to soak in soggy circumstances or standing water, “Stargazer” lilies require constant moisture. 2 Whenever the soil seems dry to the touch, they should be watered. With irrigation or rainfall, these plants need around 1 inch of water every week. The ideal way to water is to completely saturate the soil—do not water the plants from above, since this might harm their flowers. The soil will keep wet with the aid of mulching.


Stargazers can tolerate some shade but prefer eight hours of direct sunlight daily. Because they need to be staked when planted in full sun, shady situations will make the stems develop lanky and too long.


Oriental lilies, like “Stargazer,” thrive on any medium soil with moderate rainfall. They thrive on neutral soils but prefer slightly acidic soils (pH 6.3 to 6.8). On alkaline soils, feeding with an acid fertilizer encourages growth.


“Stargazer” is a heavy feeder, just like many plants with voluminous, striking blooms. Use a large amount of 10-10-10 fertilizer in the early spring when the shoots have sprouted for the best results, and then add smaller feedings periodically during the growing season. With each feeding, take a long, deep breath. Under unfavorable soil conditions, “Stargazer” will flourish when fertilized with an acid fertilizer, such as an azalea fertilizer mix.

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