Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info) Cultivar: Stella De Oro Additional cultivar information: (aka Stella d'Oro) Hybridized by Jablonski; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1975
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball
Bloom Time: Early midseason (EM) Reblooming (Re)
Flower Size: Miniature (less than 3" diameter)
Blooming Habit: Diurnal (diu.) Extended (ext.)
Flower Type: Single
Bloom Color: Gold (Yellow-Orange) Bright Yellow
Color Patterns: Self
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Foliage Habit: Dormant (dor.)
Awards (if applicable): Stout Silver Medal Donn Fischer Memorial Award (or runner-up) Award of Merit (or runner-up) Honorable Mention
This one is a dud for me. It blooms well for a couple of weeks in early summer; after that point it puts up only a few odd blooms . Full sun or part shade, more or less fertilizer, frequent dividing -- I've tried it all and nothing seems to make a difference. Perhaps what I bought wasn't the true plant, but in its brief period of bloom it certainly does resemble the pictures. Highly overrated.
On Mar 3, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:
Common,so many better rebloomers, bitsy taller 24" clear yellow flower,pardon me a nice red nocturnal and rosey returns a rich pink. we call" stella de oro" it the gas station daylily.Buy your plants from independents.
From hundreds of daylilies the miniature sized Stella d' Oro is the first to bloom in our garden and it re-blooms the most all season. It is very light orange and not lemon yellow as someone else said. Take a bloom into your kitchen and compare with a lemon. That person might have Happy Returns which is a re-blooming daylily that is close to lemon yellow in color, but does not quite approach Stella d' Oro in number of blooms nor openess of bloom. I wish all daylilies bloomed as often and as much as Stella d' Oro! By late summer most daylilies are done for the season, but Stella d' Oro keeps going provided you give it water in the heat of drought and remove the old seed pods which will sap it's strength. In the southern coastal plains we have too much drought and heat for them to perform as well as in the mountains of the Appalachians where in June I once saw 50 blooms open per day on each clump at Sky Valley, GA entrance. That is the best I've ever seen Stella d' Oro perform!!! Amazing performance. I don't know what they were receiving there: water, fertilize or such, but they were very happy!!!
I planted this plant several yrs ago in partial shade and I have only had 3-4 blooms in a season. My front yard is xeriscaped and the yarrow seedling I planted nearby the same day is 3-4 feet across and blooms like crazy (around 50-75 blooms). Not sure why Stella is so slow- seems even smaller this yr than last.
On May 18, 2010, ericabelle from West Plains, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:
We all see this daylily planted so many places, that it just becomes commonplace to us - but that is not the plant's fault! =) On its own merit, it is a very beautiful daylily that has a remarkable bloom period. I have to say I rolled my eyes when we moved into this house and dozens of stella daylilies started coming up. I relocated some and gave some away; but I really started appreciating this lily when I planted it in a raised bed in composted manure. I didn't realize what a beautiful plant it could be until then.
You see this plant everywhere--malls, highways,etc. so I was not interested in it. But, a couple of years ago I picked up a few at the fall clearance sale at the grocery store for $1 each. I have a weedy, rocky, dry area under some large trees where I was putting in hostas, nothing else ever grows there. I planted the Stellas there and forgot about them until the following spring. I have to say I was amazed at how well they did with really no care at all, and how much better that "problem area" looks now.
On Apr 21, 2009, jeff0452 from Rio Rancho, NM wrote:
Not hard to care for at all: I planted this in the hot sun last summer, and it not only never went into shock, but kept on flowering into fall. Not huge-flowered, but produced many flower spikes. My fiancee loves the long blooming season. I was surprised this spring to see this nibbled on by rabbits, but I have added some chicken wire for protection, and the plant is recovering nicely.
On Apr 6, 2009, kimsuff from Littlerock, CA wrote:
Hi. We have a patch about 8' x 20' of these in the high (Mojave) desert, (Zone 7a). They are evergreen through our reasonably mild winters, rarely below 25 degrees. They are drought-tolerant and survive our long, hot, dry summers with no rain and temps to 100+, plus poor, alkaline soil. Of course, they do better with deep watering weekly in the Summer, and bloom from mid May (30 days afer last frost) through late October.
Not maintenance free, but removing dead "grassy" leaves and feeding twice is simple enough. What's not to love? Best, Deb
On Jan 25, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:
Very cold hardy and does rebloom here in my zone when very few daylilies do. Because of this it is everywhere in Maine when they landscape Malls, highways and such.
You will not see other colors except possibly Happy Returns and an occasional pink of Siloam Double Classic or Strawberry Candy for other rebloomers fall far short of their promise for our zone. We can expect bloom in the early summer and in late Sept or Oct in the warmer areas of our cities from these varieties. The rest are planted like they are one season only.
On Sep 25, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Yeah it does well.
But its not spectacular, lots of daylilies are this good or better, they just didn't have an advertising campaign when they were introduced.
One of the really successful campaigns in modern "green industry" history. This plant, knockout roses, and Wave Petunias.
All good plants but not as "great" as you've been led to believe.
I couldn't believe the demand for these at the nursery I worked at when these were introduced..they outsold every other daylilly 10 to 1. Because so many people had them, more people wanted them, more people had them, more people wanted them..ad naseum.
DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!
But it is a nice daylily, I just can't stand how people bought into the marketing....
Noel1 in northeastern Massachusetts.Love this lilly! It is minimal care, grows in full sun or sun/shade. I have a patch about 5' x 7' which burst into beauty this year mid-June and will blossom until the frost.
On Jul 21, 2008, covsgarden from Avalon, NJ wrote:
planted in full morning sun with Northeast exposure. Plant is in shade in afternoon. Plants are prolific bloomers in spring but gradually decrease as summer progresses. Plants have an enormous amount of pods on stalks but pods won't open. is this normal?
On Sep 18, 2007, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:
Great plant for all-summer long, low-maintenance blooming. Plus, the foliage is attractive too. Best to divide them every few years but otherwise they are very easy to grow and one of the longest re-blooming daylilies.
On May 4, 2007, gardeninggalok from Yukon, OK wrote:
I recently started about 15 stellas from root. They have foliage that is about 4 inches tall. I was wondering if anyone know if they will bloom the first year? If not, will they next season? I love these plants, but wanted to save money starting from root. I know I will have to wait longer, but have no idea, can anyone advise?
Steadfast and reliable performer. Nice bright yellow color, and nice foliage. Makes a great early summer continuation of the cheer of spring-time daffodils. Resistant to pests and diseases, unlike my oriental, tiger, and asian lilies which eaten alive by beetles.
Very easy to grow plant. Needs maintenance to keep ut a tidy appearance by pruning out dead flower/seed stalks. Also by late summer/early winter the foliage is a little ragged.
On Apr 23, 2006, Katze from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
Great plant for beginner gardeners. We inherited these when we bought our house and they've been one of the easiest plants to care for. Very hardy in zone 4.
I just wanted to add that these have no problems with transplanting. We moved a bunch of these from one area in our yard to another a month or so ago. They didn't go into any sort of shock and are actually about to bloom (about a month ahead of when they usually bloom for us).
On Oct 4, 2003, nynighthawk from Brooklyn, NY wrote:
Having a small front yard garden, every plant is important and has to earn its keep. Stella d'oro is one of the anchors. It is compact, adaptable to any weather, sun, soil conditions and has at least three full flushes of bloom from May into late fall. A great plant.
On Jul 19, 2003, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
The old tried and true favorite. Small plants smothered in smallish, bright, lemon yellow blossom. Very easy to grow, thrives in a range of soils and climates, and almost constantly blooming. Good to provide constant color in the perennial garden or for edgings. Seems to bloom from early summer right up until frost.
On May 16, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
Jablonski 1975; Gold self with small green throat
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Washington D.c., Five Points, Alabama Foley, Alabama Gadsden, Alabama Holly Pond, Alabama Irvington, Alabama Kinsey, Alabama Mobile, Alabama Montevallo, Alabama Tuskegee, Alabama Kenai, Alaska Eureka Springs, Arkansas Fort Smith, Arkansas Magnet Cove, Arkansas Oakland, Arkansas Cazadero, California Ceres, California Cerritos, California Desert View Highlands, California Fairfield, California Fallbrook, California Hesperia, California Kensington, California Littlerock, California Redlands, California Riverside, California San Clemente, California San Jose, California Santa Rosa, California Tracy, California Wildomar, California Aurora, Colorado Broomfield, Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Denver, Colorado Conning Towers-nautilus Park, Connecticut Old Lyme, Connecticut Seymour, Connecticut Waterbury, Connecticut Seaford, Delaware De Land, Florida Deerfield Beach, Florida Lake City, Florida New Port Richey East, Florida Port Orange, Florida Quincy, Florida Trenton, Florida Webster, Florida Albany, Georgia Aldora, Georgia Alpharetta, Georgia Auburn, Georgia Barwick, Georgia Braselton, Georgia Brunswick, Georgia Cordele, Georgia Cornelia, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Hawkinsville, Georgia Lilburn, Georgia Phillipsburg, Georgia Quitman, Georgia Stone Mountain, Georgia (2 reports) Warner Robins, Georgia Winterville, Georgia Wrens, Georgia Kihei, Hawaii Oldtown, Idaho Champaign, Illinois Cherry Valley, Illinois Chicago, Illinois (2 reports) Davis Junction, Illinois Hampton, Illinois Jacksonville, Illinois Moline, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Oak Lawn, Illinois Peoria, Illinois Pontiac, Illinois Round Lake, Illinois Spring Grove, Illinois Washington, Illinois Westchester, Illinois Williamsville, Illinois Wilmette, Illinois Chesterton, Indiana Danville, Indiana Elberfeld, Indiana Galena, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Logansport, Indiana Macy, Indiana Mooresville, Indiana Solsberry, Indiana South Haven, Indiana Upland, Indiana Cedar Rapids, Iowa Davenport, Iowa Nevada, Iowa Derby, Kansas Olathe, Kansas Wichita, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Concord, Kentucky Dayton, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Flemingsburg, Kentucky Smiths Grove, Kentucky Coushatta, Louisiana Covington, Louisiana Franklin, Louisiana Metairie, Louisiana Moss Bluff, Louisiana Port Vincent, Louisiana Pride, Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana Trout, Louisiana Bangor, Maine Durham, Maine Londontowne, Maryland Pikesville, Maryland Rockville, Maryland Westminster, Maryland Dracut, Massachusetts Hopkinton, Massachusetts Milton, Massachusetts Reading, Massachusetts Westford, Massachusetts Brooklyn, Michigan Eau Claire, Michigan Gladwin, Michigan Hemlock, Michigan Owosso, Michigan Port Huron, Michigan Redford, Michigan Romeo, Michigan Saginaw, Michigan Taylor, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Trenton, Michigan Warren, Michigan Arden Hills, Minnesota Avon, Minnesota Bloomington, Minnesota Hibbing, Minnesota Isanti, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota (3 reports) St Cloud, Minnesota (2 reports) St Paul, Minnesota Young America, Minnesota Horn Lake, Mississippi Lumberton, Mississippi Rienzi, Mississippi Waynesboro, Mississippi Conway, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri Ozark, Missouri Saint Robert, Missouri West Plains, Missouri Cut Bank, Montana Central City, Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska (2 reports) Auburn, New Hampshire East Freehold, New Jersey Hamilton, New Jersey Metuchen, New Jersey Clovis, New Mexico Los Alamos, New Mexico Rio Rancho, New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico Brooklyn, New York Croton-on-hudson, New York Elba, New York Garden City Park, New York Jefferson, New York Kew Gardens, New York Mahopac, New York Mechanicville, New York Medina, New York Rochester, New York Ronkonkoma, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina Morehead City, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina (3 reports) Spencer Mountain, North Carolina Taylorsville, North Carolina Thomasville, North Carolina Weaverville, North Carolina Winston-salem, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Fargo, North Dakota Forman, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Beavercreek, Ohio Bucyrus, Ohio Canton, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Dundee, Ohio Granville, Ohio Lewis Center, Ohio Macdonald, Ohio Nashport, Ohio North Ridgeville, Ohio Pigeon Creek, Ohio Powell, Ohio Ravenna, Ohio Comanche, Oklahoma Enid, Oklahoma (3 reports) Hugo, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma Yukon, Oklahoma Baker City, Oregon Blodgett, Oregon Dallas, Oregon Depoe Bay, Oregon Deschutes River Woods, Oregon Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon Oakland, Oregon Portland, Oregon Salem, Oregon Albion, Pennsylvania Dallastown, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Franklin Park, Pennsylvania Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania Millerstown, Pennsylvania New Freedom, Pennsylvania Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania Warren Center, Pennsylvania West Newton, Pennsylvania West Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Wilkes-barre, Pennsylvania Hope Valley, Rhode Island Newport, Rhode Island India Hook, South Carolina Murrells Inlet, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Tega Cay, South Carolina Crossville, Tennessee Elizabethton, Tennessee Morrison, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Spurgeon, Tennessee Westmoreland, Tennessee Austin, Texas (2 reports) Conroe, Texas Dallas, Texas Elgin, Texas Fate, Texas Georgetown, Texas Grand Prairie, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) League City, Texas Lubbock, Texas Lufkin, Texas Muniz, Texas Onalaska, Texas Roman Forest, Texas Rowlett, Texas Tatum, Texas White Settlement, Texas Bluffdale, Utah Provo, Utah West Valley City, Utah Montpelier, Vermont West Dummerston, Vermont Chantilly, Virginia Clarksville, Virginia Danville, Virginia Linden, Virginia Mc Lean, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Ames Lake, Washington Inglewood-finn Hill, Washington Kalama, Washington Lake Goodwin, Washington Lakewood, Washington Olympia, Washington Spokane, Washington Woodland, Washington Brookhaven, West Virginia Parkersburg, West Virginia Delavan, Wisconsin Ellsworth, Wisconsin Kansasville, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin New Glarus, Wisconsin Owen, Wisconsin South Milwaukee, Wisconsin Stoughton, Wisconsin Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Tomah, Wisconsin Watertown, Wisconsin Bessemer Bend, Wyoming Johnstown, Wyoming Riverton, Wyoming