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Lily 'Stargazer'
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Lily 'Stargazer' Oriental Lilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

Latin name Lilium
Genus Lilium Oriental
Colours Pink with White Edge
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 1m +
Planting period Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Garden: Acidic/Ericaceous | Pots: John Innes No.3
Size for this price 16/18cm
Hardiness Hardy
Shipping est Dispatched in 3-5 working days
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2020)
Also suitable for containers Ideal for Containers
Scented Yes, highly scented
Double flowered No
1003

Description of Lily 'Stargazer' Oriental Lilies

Stargazer Lilies are so loved and admired that they are by far the most famous of lilies. Stargazer lilies have a striking Pink colour with a White edge and are highly perfumed. Each bloom will grow to 15cm in diameter and over 1m high when fully established.
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Planting and growing instructions: Buy Lily Bulbs | Stargazer Oriental Lily | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant Oriental Lilies

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs should be planted as soon as possible. Ideally in the Spring but can be planted up until the Autumn.
  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Oriental Lilies tend to grow exceptionally well in pots and tubs.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.

Planting Lilies in the Garden

  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Oriental Lilies prefer an Acidic/Ericaceous Soil type. They do not tolerate Lime very well.
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Plant the bulbs about 12-20cm (5-8") apart. Space the groupings at least 60-90cm (2-3ft) apart.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.

Planting Lilies in Pots

  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost. 
  • John Innes No. 3 is ideal for lilies.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.
  • Ensure there is adequate drainage. 
 
 

Plant care: Buy Lily Bulbs | Stargazer Oriental Lily | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to care for Oriental Lilies

  • Lilies can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet.
  • If planting in borders in the garden, the soil must be well drained and, preferably, humus rich.
  • If planting in pots, make sure lilies are kept moist but do not get waterlogged.
  • Lilies prefer to be planted in a location with at least half a day’s full sunshine, if it’s a bit too shady they will lean their stems towards the sun.
  • Lily bulbs do not like to be dried out so they must be kept in soil at all times.
  • Try to plant your lilies where they will dry out after rain to prevent Botrytis, a fungus that spots the leaves. If you do see brown spots on your leaves, spray with a fungicide recommended for roses.
    If planting in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog.
  • When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown.
  • After a few years of flowering, you may find your Oriental Lily produces less blooms, it may be time to lift your bulbs and divide them by breaking off the bulblets. All the bulbs will then need replanting.
  • To prevent Lily Beetles from damaging your lilies, we recommend using the Lily Beetle Prevention Spray. This Spray (Grazers G4) will also stimulate growth of your lilies.
  • You can feed your lilies with a Tomato Feed to stimulate and strengthen your lilies when you start to see signs of growth. Make up your tomato feed with half the recommended dilution (written on the instructions on the bottle) and feed once every 3 weeks. 

 

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Do lilies need a feed?
This question was asked by - P. Armstrong
I have some lilies and feel that those lilies in pots must now be in desperate need of a feed after being there for a few years. As every feed under the sun has different components, could you tell me which in particular I should be looking for to feed my lilies? I would like to buy an organic feed if possible - any advice?

We use a good quality Tomato feed for our lilies once every other week. Also, after 3-4 years, your lilies will need dividing and replanting. Just lift the plants and divide the clumps, you will see baby bulblets attached to the original bulb, break these off and replant all the bulbs and bulblets. Add extra compost where necessary.

Loraine Hart
oriental lily stargazer

This question was asked by
- K. Johnson

Hi it says these need ericaceous soil, but in the instructions it says use multi-purpose compost so do I need ericaceous compost or not? Can you please clarify? many thanks

All oriental lilies thrive in an ericaceous (Acidic) soil. So if you know your garden has an alkaline soil then they wouldn't do very well planted in your borders. Therefore we recommend planting in pots, using a good multipurpose compost. However, for best results, we would suggest using a mix of both in equal parts.


The Hart Family
Strongest scented lilies

This question was asked by
- R. Leverton

Which stargazer lilies have the best scent and nectar? I wish to attract Convolvulus Hawk-moths.

All our white oriental lilies are extremely highly scented as they attract insects through their fragrance and not colour.
We do have Lilium Oriental Stargazer or you could try a whiter variety. Or you could even try Nymph lilies as these have a slightly sweeter scent.

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