Perennial - Knowledgebase Question

Irmo, SC
Question by barbaradix
March 10, 2001
I have a Stela Dora daylily. I was told it would bloom
all during the summer. It blooms one time in the spring
and that's all. The plant is 2 years old. What do I need
to do?


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Answer from NGA
March 10, 2001

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Stella D'Oro blooms repeatedly during the summer. To encourage it to do so, it should be planted in a full sun location in well prepared soil that is rich and evenly moist, yet well drained. The plant should be mulched during the summer and you need to deadhead or remove the faded flowers and old bloom stalks to prevent the plant from devoting energy to setting seed. This plant also appreciates being divided every year or every other year to keep the clump particularly vigorous. The plant blooms on new growth from the crown, so you must keep it in active growth in order to have additional blooms. I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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