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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Child plants: 179 child plants

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

'Stella de Oro' was a featured
Plant of the Day for March 19, 2017.
Photo Gallery
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-05-10
Location: Northwest N.J.
Date: 2012-06-20
Location: Fairfax, VA | May, 2023
Date: 2023-05-30
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 05/22/2023
Location: Tabby's Garden
Date: july

Photo Courtesy of Earlybird Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Keast Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: Mount Healthy, Ohio
Date: 2012-06-06
A clump of "Stella de Oro" blooms.
Location: Wood County, Texas 
Date: 2023-04-01
FFO new purchase
Location: Canton, OH
Location: my garden
Date: 2013-07-14
Photo by Hamwild
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Date: 2017-06-12
Digital Camera
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 8 July 2021
Daylily Stella d'Oro
Location: Canton, OH
Location: Winona, MO
Date: 2017-10-17
Still reblooming Oct. 17, 2017, zone 6
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2023
Date: 2023-06-04
Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-06-11
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Location: Canton, OH
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-30
Location: Hidden Hills CA
Date: 2013-04-23
first bloom for 2013

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Location: Riverside, CA
Date: 2014-03-18
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2018-07-08
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2017-06-03
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2015-06-02
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-05-07
Kennesaw, GA
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-05-09
Location: Kennesaw GA
Date: 2022-05-07
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2021-09-06

Date: 2018-04-12

Date: 2021-09-03
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: June 21, 2020
Photo by Plantomaniac08
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Location: SE Michigan
Location: Mandan, ND
Date: 2018-07-16
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-10
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-06
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Location: 5b
Date: 2017-07-16
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-06-21
Location: East Tennessee 
Date: 2014-05-26
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: April 23, 2020
Planted June 2019
Location: My Yard
Date: 2015-05-02

Photo Courtesy of Spring Fever Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Date: 2014-03-26
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-06-25
Location: My Yard
Date: 2015-04-21
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Mandan, ND
Date: 2017-07-07
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-06-17
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-21
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA 
Date: 2019-10-18
Frost warning for tonight.
Location: IL
Date: 2010-06-14
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2017-08-14
My First Ever Stella Poly (photo bombed by a stamen! 😂)
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2017-08-14
Location: Pembroke, GA
Date: 2014-01-23
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.

Date: 2014-06-20
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Photo by sedumzz
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2009-10-18
How it looks before winter cleanup
Location: Henry County, Virginia
Date: 2022-07-05
Tomorrow makes a full MONTH of blooms. LOVE this daylily!
Photo by bloominholes2fill
Photo by Heart2Heart

Date: 2018-04-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-06-29

Date: 2014-03-26
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-06-25

Date: 2010-06-08
Credit Manuel
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2010-05-30
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 7 June 2016
Several weeks after transplanting to get more space, Stella shows
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-07-01
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-06-17

Date: 2002-07-14
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Fairfax, VA| June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-18
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-07
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-20
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-25
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-22
Photo by Edvinas
Photo by Edvinas

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-06
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2016-05-30
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2020-06-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-02
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2016-06-23
This is a TET Stella D'Oro, but there wasn't a database entry for
Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-06-11
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Photo by sedumzz
Location: central New Hampshire
Date: 2019-07-18
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-01
Photo by sedumzz
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-22

Date: March 2014
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-04-27
Photo by flowersrjen
Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
Date: 2006-06-22
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
One bloom stalk coming up!!!!!!
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jun 4, 2005
Location: Twisp
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-06-16
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-05-31
First bloom of the season.
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Credit florum

Credit florum
Location: My home, Pequea, Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-06-06
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-13
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-24
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2013-06-12
So easy to grow-always blooms!!!
Photo by Edvinas
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2016-06-16
Location: Maine
Date: 2016-06-27
The farmer's butter color is accurate for my garden

Date: 2019-04-11
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2020-02-28
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2010-01-31
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-06-25
Location: Louisa, VA
My very first daylily!

Photo Courtesy of May's Acres Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-06-03
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Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-07-12
Location: Indiana
Date: Late Summer 2016
Location: Wiesbaden - Germany
Date: 2016-06-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-06-13

Image Courtesy of Monches Farm Used with Permission
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Location: East Tennessee
Date: 2014-05-26
Location: My zone 5 garden
Date: 2017-06-19
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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.
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