Stela Oro daylilly - Knowledgebase Question

University Park, MD
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Question by LynnHButler
July 24, 2006
I have many yellow Stela Oro daylillies (I think that is what they are called) and I also have some in pots. The one in pots have been blooming like crazy all summer (still in full bloom) way past the ones I have in the ground. What am I doing right in the pots and can I get the ones in the ground to repeat bloom like the pots. Thank you.

Answer from NGA
July 24, 2006
Daylilies such as this thrive in evenly moist yet well drained soil that is also quite rich. They bloom on the new growth, so as long as they keep developing new fans they will continue blooming. The plants in the ground may have less sun, drier soil, less fertile soil, or may be older and need dividing. The reblooming types seem to bloom best if divided every year or at least every other year. In many cases, it is a combination of factors. Topdressing with good quality compost can help for now, if they need dividing you could do that at the end of August and replant into amended soil.

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