I’ve now got quite a few different types of lilies in the garden. They emerge, grow, flower and die at different times. At this late stage of the year, all but one set of lilies are now left to flower, they’re the ones we’ve been waiting for months now. They’re even more eagerly anticipated than the Lilium Regale.
They’re arguably the most popular and well-known of all the lilies, they epitomise all that is irresistible about this family, large robust flowers, textured, iridescent petals, the strongest, most deliciously sweet perfume that can fill the garden, pollen that is simply impossible to wash out. They are the Stargazers.
Lilium Stargazer knocks the socks off anything else. It’s bold, bright and beautiful. Some would call it gaudy but other than the Evening Primrose – which is still going – nothing else in the garden comes close to being so radiant. The sheer opulence of these lilies will keep the shadow of the coming Autumn and the turning of the year away, at least while they remain in flower.