The Stella D’Oro Daylily is a beautiful bright yellow daylily that is a staple of any garden.
The Stella D’Oro daylily is a long-season daylily that grows to about 10 to 12 inches and can spread as wide as 2 feet.
This beautiful and easy to care for flower is a great option to have along the front edge of your garden.
The Stella D’Oro daylily is a popular flower to include in your summer garden. Here is some quick info and care tips for the Stella D’Oro Daylily.
Stella D’Oro Daylily General Information
Stella D’Oro daylily borrows its name from Stella D’Oro, meaning a star of gold in Italian.
This flowering plant is a perennial that has flowers that typically only last about a day or so. But new flowers bloom regularly and many gardeners report that Stella D’Oro daylilies are in bloom from early-to-mid-summer all the way through to fall.
These beautiful daylilies are not native to North America, having come over from Asia.
The Stella D’Oro daylily is actually a hybrid plant and was actually redeveloped by Walter Jablonski to become a reblooming flower.
This is what gives the Stella D’Oro daylily such a long blooming season.
Growing Stella D’Oro Daylilies
Growing a Stella D’Oro daylily is easy so long as they are given the right spot in your garden.
These golden daylilies prefer to be in the sun but can also thrive in shadier areas.
If you want the fullest set of Stella D’Oro daylilies, then make sure that they are in full sun in order for the plant to reach its full blooming potential.
Stella D’Oro Daylily Care
You can often find Stella D’Oro daylilies along the roadside, in your garden, popping up in fields as wild flowers, or even occasionally outside of a gas station. This speaks to just how easy to care for the Stella D’Oro daylily really is.
If you want to keep your garden full of fresh and vibrant Stella D’Oro daylilies, then you need to practice deadheading.
What is Deadheading?
Deadheading is the practice of removing the stem and flower from spent flowers on the plants. If you choose not to deadhead your Stella D’Oro daylily, then the plant will start to produce seeds in order to grow itself again.
When your plant begins to develop seeds, more energy is focused on that task than on creating more beautiful golden flowers.
To deadhead your Stella D’Oro daylily, remove the spent flower or blossom as well as the ovary respective, which looks like a small bulb. You can either pinch the flower and the ovary off of the stem of the plant or cut it off using garden scissors.
Watering and Fertilizer
These resilient little flowers can take on a lot but do best when regularly watered and when in soil that is padded with compost or fertilizer.
Stella D’Oro daylilies can grow without any fertilizer but will produce a larger plant with more blooms if fed with fertilizer twice a year.
Fertilizing the daylily in the early spring as it emerges is a general best practice.