Daylilies forum: Are there other DLs like Stella de Oro?

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Name: Sabrina
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cybersix
Oct 12, 2015 2:36 PM CST
I hope this has not already been asked, I was wondering if there are any other DLs with the tried and true long blooming period as Stella de Oro has.
I don't mind about scape heigh or flower diameter. I love Stella's behaviour and prolonged blooming!
Many thanks in advance!
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Oct 12, 2015 5:23 PM CST
For me, Happy Returns has performed just as well. It is usually the first and last to bloom. I really like it!
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 12, 2015 5:41 PM CST
I don't have it, but I was about to suggest Happy Returns, also. It's a yellow, too, though. Were you asking because you liked Stella but wanted a different color?
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Hemlady
Oct 12, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Ruby Stella blooms for a long time here.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Oct 12, 2015 5:55 PM CST
I had Stella and Happy Returns growing right next to each other, and thankfully, they aren't the same shade of yellow. Stella is more of a golden color, and Happy Returns is a light yellow. I like the difference, and they looked great together.
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daylilydreams
Oct 12, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Stella's Ruffled Fingers keeps putting up lots of scapes, the bud count is not high on each scape but since it makes lots of scapes it blooms for a long time.
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Frillylily
Oct 12, 2015 10:05 PM CST
rosey returns I think is one that is supposed to bloom for a long time.
Little Business does also, it repeats Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Little Business')
Miss Amelia (not registered) is lovely
I have mardi gras parade and it is a smaller flower, shorter, and blooms like crazy for me and reblooms and blooms again later. It is a fast increaser also.

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gchrismer
Oct 12, 2015 10:08 PM CST
I have a variety I bought decades ago named "Irish Elf", small plant and blooms, more yellow than gold, and still has more new scapes and buds right now and I am in southern WI. No idea if it is still available.
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Oct 12, 2015 10:39 PM CST
I have, or had, Little Business, and it never rebloomed for me. Not sure if I still have it or not though, as it is at the other house. It's probably dead due to neglect. I didn't bring it with me when I moved, because it didn't do all that great for me. Maybe it didn't like all the snow every year. That was in zone 5a. I've heard great things about it though, so maybe it likes it a little bit warmer?

I also have Irish Elf, thanks to a friend sharing it with me, and it is adorable!! I need to move it to a better spot, where it gets more sun, but I adore it. It has the cutest little blooms! I think it would do so much better if it wasn't in as much shade as it is in. Another one that I had no idea that could bloom like Stella!

I just looked up Mardi Gras Parade, and it is beautiful! If it blooms as good as Stella does, I'll have to add that one to my ever growing list!
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Frillylily
Oct 12, 2015 10:41 PM CST
I like the MGP because it stays small enough for me that I can tuck it in those odd spots.
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Hemlady
Oct 13, 2015 6:02 AM CST
I need to move my Irish Elf also. It is in too much shade.
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Name: Sabrina
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cybersix
Oct 13, 2015 6:22 AM CST
Thanks everyone, I'll see if I can find any of these here in Italy. I'd prefer different colors, but I really love that Stella is still blooming right now. I like all the ones you mentioned, but I'm not so much into yellow only.

I have to say that my perception of my others DLs could be distorted because they're still young, no clumps (most are still single fans) and very poor flowering, with no rebloom at all. So I'm prefering the little Stella.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Oct 13, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Sabrina, I'm really glad that you started this thread! Personally, I've never had another daylily that blooms like Stella and Happy Returns, so I'd love to find more. I have rebloom now that I live in a warmer zone, but nothing like those two. They don't seem to stop! It helps that they came with the house, and are huge clumps that are very well established, but still, I have nothing else that compares. Like you, I'd love to have something besides a shade of yellow that would put on a great show.
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Name: Maurice
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admmad
Oct 13, 2015 10:48 AM CST
'May May' reblooms here; It does not seem to take a rest once it starts blooming so blooms for a long time. I have been fertilizing it during the year.
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Oct 13, 2015 1:21 PM CST
Thanks Maurice, I will look for something not yellow. I realized this little piece of garden is not the right place for big plants, and I love to see blooms until now, when the wheather is getting colder and days are darker. I want a new home with a nice garden but I'm afraid it won't be before at least two years. In the meanwhile I'm hoping the bigger DLs will grow well even if none of them has a lot of room.

Natalie, I think it would be a pleasure for the eyes to have many clumps always in bloom one next to each other, and maybe in dfferent gradients!
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Name: Char
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Char
Oct 13, 2015 4:43 PM CST

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Mike Huben has been working for continuous reblooming in near whites. I've heard good things about his Vanilla Stella. Another is Snowy Stella. I've grown his Vanilla Gorilla since introduction, not a rebloomer, but it is a fantastic UF. Here's a link to his website...
http://huben.us/wiki/Introductions
Name: John
Marion County, Florida (Zone 9a)
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farawayfarmer
Oct 14, 2015 4:53 PM CST
cybersix said:I hope this has not already been asked, I was wondering if there are any other DLs with the tried and true long blooming period as Stella de Oro has.
I don't mind about scape heigh or flower diameter. I love Stella's behaviour and prolonged blooming!
Many thanks in advance!


Here in zone 9a Butterscotch Ruffles starts blooming in Mid-April and doesn't stop sending up scapes until mid to late-September.
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Frillylily
Oct 14, 2015 8:19 PM CST
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Butterscotch Ruffles')
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Oct 14, 2015 10:21 PM CST
The colors in the pictures for Butterscotch Ruffles are all over the place! Blinking I wonder which one is the most accurate? It is really pretty in each of the pictures!
Natalie
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Frillylily
Oct 15, 2015 8:49 AM CST
I didn't think it looks like it opens out flat enough to suit me, but then stella doesn't really either, it stays kind of trumpet shaped for me usually.
I just grow it tuck in color here and there.

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