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    Polar Star Lily

    Lilium 'Polar Star'

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    Polar Star Lily (Lilium 'Polar Star') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Polar Star Lily flowers

    Polar Star Lily flowers

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    Height:  4 feet

    Spacing:  18 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3a

    Group/Class:  Asiatic Hybrid

    Description:

    A spectacular double variety with exquisite pure white petals; this variety is a great choice to create focal interest in areas around shrubbery or border plantings

    Ornamental Features

    Polar Star Lily features bold fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers with chartreuse throats at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Polar Star Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Insects
    • Disease

    Polar Star Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Polar Star Lily will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Polar Star Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
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