IMHO, Asian Lilies are a Masculine Flower !
Actually, I just made that up. The reason is that these White Asian lilies nicknamed the "Stargazer" are my very favorite flower but I have seen floral designers most often suggest this flower when the arrangements are being sent to a man. So I just deduced that it must be what is considered a masculine flower. Irrespective of gender designation, they are amazingly beautiful and the fragrance is just a shade past awesome. They measure approximately 8 to 9 inches tip to tip.
Whenever I see them I gravitate to them. A couple years ago, I planted forty eight bulbs and ended up having a huge display of over 250 blooms of these amazing flowers. It was a long narrow bed with completely new rich potting soil that was 12 inches deep and in direct sun for over half of the day. I tended them every morning once they started to open and I would pick off the reddish brown pollen coated anthers on the stem segments coming from the middle of the flower. The other larger stem is the female part and the tip is coated with a sticky substance that would gather the pollen from another plant. If the powdery pollen coated anthers should touch the white flower petals, they would become permanently stained. You will notice that they have been picked off these flowers as well.
I found this collection this past Saturday afternoon while visiting the most astounding Home and Gardens center in Newport Beach. It is called Rodger's Garden and sadly, I forgot to charge my batteries for the camera and was only able to get a few photos. The place was so rich in unusual floral species, plants and trees and with large areas of collections of art, accessories and furniture fashions for both in and out of the garden. The landscaping dept as well as the fresh flower arrangements are beyond your expectations. This is a place I plan to re-visit many more times as I have never in my travels seen anything quite like it.