Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Jablonski
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1975
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 11 inches
Bloom size: 2.75 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.8
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: gold self with very small green throat
AHS Awards: Stout Silver Medal: 1985
Award of Merit: 1982
Honorable Mention: 1979
DFM: 1979

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Child plants: 176 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily
Also sold as:
  • Stella d'Oro

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  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jun 19, 2014 10:43 AM concerning plant:
    I consider Stella one of my garden workhorses. Early to emerge, the foliage covers spent bulbs well, blooms over a long period of time, blends well with other plants, and is generous with divisions. I originally got a start from a friend and now have several clumps scattered throughout my yard. Welcome spots of sunshine.
  • Posted by csandt (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 19, 2017 8:59 AM concerning plant:
    Stella de Oro is always the first daylily to bloom in my zone 6b garden, adding bright lights wherever it grows. It blooms and reblooms (after a rest) from early to late in the season, year after year, without special care, e.g., watering. I live on top of a windy, drought-prone hill where water must be rationed, so I don't water Stella de Oro. I haven't done much fertilizing or dividing because I don't have places for the divisions.

    The foliage is always very nice until after the first bloom cycle. Then it tends to turn brown and thin out. Subsequent scapes are shorter, less plentiful and less robust, but they do continue intermittently all season.

    I use Stella de Oro to edge gardens, prevent erosion on slopes, and fill empty spaces in the garden that need a bit of brightness.
  • Posted by bloominholes2fill (Canton, OH - Zone 6a) on May 11, 2016 9:33 AM concerning plant:
    'Stella De Oro' does not disappoint in the garden! It blesses your world with beauty and grace in nothing short of hot, hot full sun exposure and drought conditions! Here in Zone 6a, Stella is a staple in professional landscapes and steep hill plantings, with its long bloom season, and it is absolutely stunning in mass plantings, not to mention that it's water wise! =D
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 7:35 AM concerning plant:
    Currently probably the most universally grown Daylily and once much coveted for its ability to re-bloom. Always one of the first to bloom in Summer, the rich golden yellow bell shaped flowers are produced in quantity on a very compact plant. If treated kindly produces an almost continuous show from June to late Autumn. Moderately susceptible to rust.
Plant Events from our members
gardengus On June 18, 2014 Bloomed
full bloom
DeweyRooter On May 12, 2022 Obtained plant
Received 6 fans from Oakes Daylilies as bonus. Planted in mailbox bed.
DeweyRooter On April 1, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
I dug up and potted the last Stella de Oro plants from Lowe's. Gave them away.
DeweyRooter On August 18, 2021 Maintenance performed
Plants had rust again. Cut back and treated with GM.
DeweyRooter On May 4, 2021 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On April 16, 2020 Bloomed
kertle62 On June 9, 2022 Bloomed
antsinmypants On June 23, 2022 Bloomed
SkirtGardener On May 16, 2014 Obtained plant
christine2 On June 1, 2016 Transplanted
christine2 On June 1, 2015 Transplanted
christine2 On June 1, 2008 Obtained plant
<, 3
piksihk On May 12, 2021 Bloomed
Transplanted to round bed;
piksihk On May 25, 2019 Bloomed
near boundless beauty
piksihk On May 5, 2017 Bloomed
got2b On July 26, 2015 Transplanted
got2b On May 30, 2015 Transplanted
got2b On May 10, 2015 Obtained plant
Suga On May 13, 2015 Bloomed
First bloom of 2015
GaNinFl On April 28, 2019 Bloomed
GaNinFl On April 13, 2017 Bloomed
Noticed bloom last night, first of season for SDO
GaNinFl On September 13, 2015 Potted up
(Preparations for the move, in October...)
Cat On June 20, 2014 Bloomed
Cat On May 1, 2012 Obtained plant
jerseyridgearts On June 17, 2014 Bloomed
SuperHappyCamper On February 10, 2022 Obtained plant
Purchased from WM.
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