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stargazer lilly

stargazer lilly
Posted by sprkles41 from CA on 2001-04-10 19:14:51

HELP--my hubby gave me a potted Stargazer Lilly that is blooming. I know NOTHING about its care. Please give me any info you can as I really love this flower.
Thank you

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  • Stargazer
    Posted by Danielle H from TN zn7 on 2001-04-12 12:05:30

    Quoting sprkles41: ------------
    -HELP--my hubby gave me a potted Stargazer Lilly that is blooming. I know NOTHING about its care. Please give me any info you can as I really love this flower.
    -Thank you

    I LOVE those lilies! The only thing you might have to do is possibly stake it. Depends on how big and top heavy it gets. If you plant it in your garden, I recommend a sunny to part shady area (depending on how hot your summers get). I had another lily variety in the ground about 4 years and I finally dug it up and divided it. I had so many "babies" I was able to give some away! They are really self sufficient!
    • thanks
      Posted by sprkles41 from CA on 2001-04-12 12:34:56

      Quoting Danielle H: ------------
      -Quoting sprkles41: ------------
      -HELP--my hubby gave me a potted Stargazer Lilly that is blooming. I know NOTHING about its care. Please give me any info you can as I really love this flower.
      -Thank you

      -I LOVE those lilies! The only thing you might have to do is possibly stake it. Depends on how big and top heavy it gets. If you plant it in your garden, I recommend a sunny to part shady area (depending on how hot your summers get). I had another lily variety in the ground about 4 years and I finally dug it up and divided it. I had so many "babies" I was able to give some away! They are really self sufficient!


      THanks so much for the info. Is there anyway that these can be re-potted in future years rather than in the ground as we are in a condo and don't have any garden space. Once they stop blooming do I continue to to water it or just let it go?

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    • thanks
      Posted by sprkles41 from CA on 2001-04-12 12:32:47

      Quoting Danielle H: ------------
      -Quoting sprkles41: ------------
      -HELP--my hubby gave me a potted Stargazer Lilly that is blooming. I know NOTHING about its care. Please give me any info you can as I really love this flower.
      -Thank you

      -I LOVE those lilies! The only thing you might have to do is possibly stake it. Depends on how big and top heavy it gets. If you plant it in your garden, I recommend a sunny to part shady area (depending on how hot your summers get). I had another lily variety in the ground about 4 years and I finally dug it up and divided it. I had so many "babies" I was able to give some away! They are really self sufficient!

      http://www.nationalgardening.com/phpboard/post_message.php?src=&reply=517&id=4

  • stargazer
    Posted by fanny from PA/6 on 2001-04-10 20:58:32

    ohhhh, i love these lilies too, in fact they're my favorite. just let them bloom and let the foliage die back naturally and they should do the rest on their own, they aren't too fussy. I find their scent is stronger when given some shade.

    aren't they gorgeous? do you want to plant it in your garden?--fanny
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