The Stargazer Oriental Lily has huge fragrant blooms that are great for containers, mixed borders and cut flowers.The stamens and reddish brown pollen-bearing anthers are held high above the flower.
Remove the anthers as the bud opens to extend the vase life of the cut flower. Cut lilies for bouquets when the lower buds are fully coloured and just beginning to open.
Asiatic lilies are perennials, returning each season to bloom in early summer. After cutting, let the stems die back naturally to replenish the bulbs and leave the bulbs undisturbed in the soil through winter.