Artists have distinct signatures or styles that are evident in their work. Garden designers are no exception. To qualify as a successful combination of plants in one of my garden designs, the composition must be both beautiful and sustainable in the garden. To achieve this combination, I look to reliable plants with lots of panache. One such plant is the Oriental lily ‘Stargazer’. No doubt you’ve seen this lily before. It has large, star-shaped deep pink blooms that are edged in crisp white and lightly accented with red freckles. ‘Stargazer’ is popular in both the garden and as a cut flower in arrangements. Plant this lily where you can enjoy the fragrance because when it is in full bloom, the scent is one of the most intoxicating experiences of the growing season.
perennial, sun garden favorite, fragrant
mid to late summer
full sun to partial shade
32 to inches