Stargazer Lily Meaning & Symbolism
The Stargazer Flower’s Message Is…
Stay positive and watch as the world changes around you.
The Stargazer is a true lily.
It is also one of the most popular and picturesque blossoms you can use for decorating your home or making the day of a loved one with a bouquet.
The Stargazer flower is a potent symbol of many things, so you can easily make a second or third statement with your floral gift without saying a word.
What Does the Stargazer Flower Mean?
Unlike most flowers used for symbolism, the Stargazer has only been around for a few decades. Despite this, the flower has already symbolizes
You might be surprised to know that even the people of the Minoan civilization (a Bronze Age civilization that flourished on the island of Crete from 27 BC to 15 BC) were familiar with lilies.
This is evidenced by a painting (depicting a lily, which they considered sacred) that has been excavated from the region. Even Roman mythology has some legends with regard to the lily flower. It is believed that ‘Venus’, the goddess of beauty became so jealous of the pure white lily flower that she decided to form a long pistil inside the flower. For the followers of Christianity, lilies symbolize purity and chastity and they associate this flower with the Virgin Mary. However, lilies were also used for mourning the death of young children. In short, lilies have been used for both religious and spiritual purposes.
Being a lily, stargazers are also believed to symbolize purity and innocence. However, the stargazer lily meaning may slightly change with the color of the flower. While the symbolic meaning of stargazer lilies in white color is purity, innocence and simplicity, some people use it as a symbol of sympathy too.
Pink stargazer flowers are said to be a sign of romance. These pink flowers are also used to denote wealth, prosperity and ambition. Pink stargazers are also found to be used for expressing gratitude or for apologizing. As the spiritual meaning of these lilies is purity and chastity, these flowers are commonly used for religious purposes. As there is no consensus about the meaning of flowers, there are many more meanings attributed to stargazer lilies. They include commitment, determination, success, passion and fulfillment of dreams.
Flower Meanings & Symbolism
Flowers are convey messages as each and every flower is attributed with some meaning. Flowers have been associated with humans throughout history and are often found be an indispensable ingredient in various celebrations and rituals.
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Etymological Meaning of the Stargazer Flower
The Stargazer name comes from Leslie Woodruff, who first developed the color and petal shape in 1978. He gave it that name because the flowers point up towards the sky like each bloom is watching the stars. The official name of the plant is Lilium ‘Stargazer’, since it’s a member of the true lily genus and the Stargazer variety is a trademarked variety name.
Symbolism of the Stargazer Flower
The Stargazer lily is a potent symbol because of its intense color and attractive blossom shape. Families often invest in bountiful bouquets of these flowers to add elegance and liveliness to a 30th anniversary party. Aside from symbolizing the everlasting love between a couple, the Stargazer means success in a financial sense too. You can also encourage your loved one or friend to stay optimistic when facing hard times by giving them a few of these flowers, especially the yellow and orange color varieties.
Stargazer Flower Color Meanings
The most popular Stargazer features a striking bright pink color scheme with dark pink, white and yellow specks dotted over the petals. Yellow versions are also available, which lend the flower more of a joyful and cheerful slant to the meaning. White is the third common color for this type of lily, and it carries a shared color meaning of purity and youth.
Meaningful Botanical Characteristics of the Stargazer Flower
The Stargazer is easy to grow and doesn’t need a lot of care to produce beautiful blooms. Grown commercially in California and South America, it produces a fragrance most people love. A few people suffer from a rare allergic reaction upon smelling the scent. Keep this lily and other true lilies away from kids and pets due to the toxic nature of the leaves and flowers.
Special Occasions for the Stargazer Flowers
Aside from a 30th anniversary, you should also invest in a bunch of Stargazers when your family home needs a breath of fresh air due to a pessimistic atmosphere. Keep a fresh vase of the flowers on your desk at work to stay motivated when working towards your future. Finally, consider using this bloom to celebrate the graduation of a high school or college student.
Stargazer Lily Facts
While lilies are believed to have originated thousands of years ago, stargazers are among the latest entrants. In fact, the stargazer lily is a hybrid that is the result of a cross breeding between the oriental lily and the Asiatic lily. This lily was developed in 1978 by a Californian lily grower called Leslie Woodruff.
However, there is no record about the details of this breeding program and so, very less is known about the details of the stargazer parentage. Besides the exquisite fragrance, the flowers are also a visual treat with spectacular colors. The name stargazer is derived from its upright nature that is uncommon in lilies. -In other words, these flowers are upright and so, are said to face the sky. Hence the name stargazers.