Daylilies are vigorous perennials that require little care in the garden once established. Daylilies adapt to a wide range of growing conditions and establish quickly and survive winters with little or no injury. Daylilies come in a wide range of colors and are an excellent addition to any garden spot. Daylilies are great for the perennial border, planted in large masses or as a ground cover. They tolerate less than ideal conditions and will bloom faithfully for years with virtually no attention. As the name implies, daylily flowers open in the morning and die by nightfall. Each flower stem typically has at least a dozen flower buds, and the plant stays in bloom for many weeks. They should be planted in every garden.
About this Variety
Stella D'Oro is a multiple AHS award winner and it is perhaps the most popular daylily in cultivation world wide. It produces blooms that are yellow with deeper throats and ruffled edges. The leaves are linear and blade-like. Its flower is classified as a miniature. It is appreciated for its compact size, vigorous growth, profuse blooms and extended blooming period. Very easy to grow and a garden staple. Plant en masse in broad sweeps for massive curb appeal. Will return for years to come.
- Excellent for bouquets and cut flower arrangements
- Multiple blooms per stem
- Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders
- Easy to grow; returns and blooms year after year
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 10-24" tall
Plant 18-24" apart, 1-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant Daylilies outdoors in spring after all danger of frost has passed or in the all before the first frost hardens the soil in a partially shaded location. The ideal soil is rich and porous and drains well, yet still holds enough water for the roots.
If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments like peat moss or ground bark. Spread a 3-4 inch layer of soil amendment if needed and incorporate into the soil to a depth of 10 inches. Plant roots 1-2" deep and 18-24" apart. Cover with soil. Water thoroughly at planting.
While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out. Fertilize regularly. Remove foliage after it has completely yellowed and died back.
Divide every two to three years.