Re: Oriental Stargazier Lily

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Posted by Newt on April 23, 2003 at 11:37:26:

In Reply to: Oriental Stargazier Lily posted by Ignorant In Missouri on April 23, 2003 at 10:36:07:

: I got a oriental stargazier lily for secretary's Day. It's a potted flower. Are these out doors or in doors flowers? It says to plant outside after frost..but, then under the "How to Grow" it says indoors between 60-70 degrees???? SO, where is the best place to plant? Or can I keep them in a pot on the back porch?

: Thank you,
: Ignorant in Missouri

Hi Ignorant and getting smarter!

Don't feel badly, those tags can be confusing. Your stargazer lily is an Oriental lily that is hardy to zone 4. Missouri has zones 4 thru 7, so you can safely plant it outside in the ground. I wouldn't leave it in the pot. Just let the foilage turn yellow before you remove it so it can feed the bulb for next years bloom. Here's a site that should be helpful. By the way, the stargazer is one of the most popular of the lilies and you should be able to find more to keep it company at places like Lowe's and Home Depot!

Here's a zip code zone finder.

See, now you know :),

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