Wednesday 5 November 2008: Stargazer
"Lilium "Stargazer" (the Stargazer lily) is a hybrid lily of the Oriental group. The ASPCA reports the plant as being toxic to cats.
The flower is pink, red, and white, and is sweetly fragrant. The plant produces 4 to 5 flowers per vag.
The Stargazer lily was created in 1978 by Leslie Woodriff, a lily breeder in California.
The plant is an Oriental hybrid lily which Woodriff called "Stargazer," because the blooms faced the sky. This lily is now fairly common throughout North America."
- says Wikipedia.
And the unforgettable:
Underneath the lantern by the barrack gate,
Darling I remember the way you used to wait;
'Twas there that you whispered tenderly,
That you lov'd me, you'd always be,
My Lilli of the lamplight,
My own Lilli Marlene.