What is a Stargazer Lily


What is a Stargazer Lily What is a Stargazer Lily? The creator of the Stargazer Lily, breeder Leslie Woodruff, did not keep detailed notes of how he developed this dynamic, fragrant hybrid, so we only know a little bit about its origin.  It was created in 1974 as an alternative to the beautiful and fragrant rubrum lily.  Rubrum lilies feature an enviable, vibrant pink color, but their downward-facing blooms can lend a droopy, languorous look. Woodruff hybridized the Stargazer Lily to produce the striking, beloved colors of the Rubrum lily, but instead of downward-facing flowers, Stargazer’s blooms face upward, hence the name, Stargazer Lily.  The Stargazer Lily became commercially available in 1978, and grew to become one of the most popular and recognizable varieties of lilies available today. Over time the original Stargazer liliy has been bred with improvement for growing, and vase life. We currently offer the second generation of Stargazer, called Starfighter. A Starfighter L
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