Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ is a bulbous perennial. It is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. They also call it Lily ‘Star Gazer’. Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ is a cultivar in the Oriental lilies group. It is fragrant.
Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ is a fast grower. It grows to 36in or 90cm. Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ has upright flowers. It is different from Rubrums which have downward-faced flowers. Leslie Woodriff cultivated this hybrid, in 1974. She is an American breeder.
Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ produces racemes of deep-pink flowers. They have light pink or white edges. The flowers are spotted and bowl-shaped. It has about 8 flowers per stem. Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ makes excellent cut flowers. It flowers in the summer. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. The leaves are strap-shaped.
How to grow Lilium ‘Star Gazer’:
Grow Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Organic matter added to the soil helps. Propagate by offsets when the plant becomes dormant after flowering. Watch out for lily beetle, slugs, aphids, vine weevil, grey molds, and a virus.
This plant is toxic to cats. Ust stalks to support Lilium ‘Star Gazer’. Cut it back after flowers are gone. Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ self-seeds.