When no ordinary flower will do, sending Stargazer Lilies is a wonderful way to bring brightness and beauty to someone near and dear. Also known as the Lilium Stargazer, these stunning blooms are a hybrid of the Asiatic Lily that open up to showcase dazzling colors, a wide petal span and an unforgettably fragrant smell. Anyone who wants to skip past ordinary bouquets and deliver something with class, sophistication and elegance can do no better than a gorgeous vase full of Stargazer Lilies.
Stargazer Lilies are a recent creation in the world of floral beauty, and they were first introduced in 1974. Leslie Woodriff, a breeder of lilies in California, decided to create a hybrid that combined the stunning nature of the Asiatic Lily with large flowers that bloomed upward, as if they were gazing up at the stars in the night sky. That, of course, is the exceptionally romantic origin of the flower's name.
Stargazer Lilies are a Romantic Gesture
Stargazer Lilies, which are also available as plants, are almost always found in the classic white and pink lily variation. Sweet, charming and magnificent, this feminine color combination is a hit on Valentine's Day, anniversaries and any occasion where romance is in the air. These delightful lilies also come in a variety called the Golden Stargazer, which boasts sunshine yellow petals with an orange and red speckled interior. Yellow lilies, like the Golden Stargazer, are a sweet expression of friendship when companions want to express heartfelt care and affection. White lilies, called Snow Princess, provide a striking contrast thanks to pure white petals and a charming green center.
While Stargazer Lilies can be an unforgettable gift for a special person, they are certainly not the only type of lily that delivers beauty, a sweet perfume and elegance. Calla Lilies, for example, look sweet and shy, their petals not quite opening up all the way for a coy display of color. Asiatic or Oriental lilies have the same overall shape as the Stargazer, but they have a more subdued inner color and less vibrant pollen in the center of the bloom.
Exotic and vibrant, Stargazer Lilies are impossible not to admire. Icons of elegance in the floral industry, they are a gem that can add instant sophistication, color and beauty to any bouquet, vase full of greenery or basket arrangement. Just as suitable for Mother's Day as they are for a birthday, there is no wrong way to gift the absolutely breathtaking Stargazer Lily.