Flower facts – Stargazer Lilies
Stargazer Lilies are one of the most popular blooms in the world. They are large, beautiful and you only need a few stems to create an impressive display. These blooms can be displayed on their own or paired with other flowers such as roses. If you want to find out more about these blooms, here are some interesting flower facts.
One of the most interesting flower facts of all is that Stargazers are oriental hybrids. They are also perennials and they can be grown quite easily without too much special care. They are suited for various occasions and they can also be enjoyed as potted plants. These plants require at least 6 hours of sunlight each day in order to ensure that they thrive and produce flawless blooms.
One of the most useful flower facts to remember is that these plants are particularly hungry. They require plenty of nutrients in the form of fertilizer. Look of a fertilizer that includes equal amounts of phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen. The soil pH level should be between 4.5 and 7.0. The roots will also be happier in sandier soil and it also allows water to drain away faster which helps prevent root rot.
Flowers will always last longer on the plant than those that are cut from the plant. When on the plant, Stargazer Lilies last for up to three weeks. For this reason, you should not expect the cut stems to last as long or longer than this.
Toxic to cats
One of the most important flower facts to remember is that Stargazers are toxic to cats. If your cat nibbles on the flower, it can suffer from kidney failure, vomiting, lethargy or even death. Other animals are not sensitive to these blooms. If you have a bouquet of Stargazers in your home and notice any of these symptoms in your cat, get it to the vet right away.
There is no denying the sweet smell of these blooms and their phenomenal beauty. If you are concerned about pollen and allergies, you can have your florist remove the pollen or you can do so yourself when the bouquet arrives. Keep the rest of these flower facts in mind when displaying and caring for your Stargazers.