Stargazer lilies are oriental hybrids of the lily family. This perennial is a showy and colorful flower that is easily cared for. The stargazer provides a beautiful décor for your yard or landscape, and is also ideal for fresh cut vase and table displays.
Stargazer lilies are sun-loving perennials that require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Large quantities of partial shade will hinder the plant from reaching its full color and thriving through the entire season.
Stargazer lilies require nutrient soil, complete with equal amounts of phosphorous, potassium, and nitrogen. Stargazer lilies prefer a well balanced soil with pH levels between 4.5 and 7.0.
The soil must be free of rocks and debris, somewhat sandy, and be well drained to prevent the roots from having wet feet.
Stargazer lilies have varying blooming periods but generally range from early summer through mid summer. Blooms can last from 14 to 20 days when full sun, nutrient soil, and water levels are maintained.
Stargazer lilies are highly toxic to cats. If eaten, cats can experience vomiting, lethargy, kidney failure, and possible death. The feline species is the only species known to have adverse effects from eating this flower.
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