Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro') in the Daylilies Database

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Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link:AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
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)
Propagation: Seeds:Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods:Division
Child plants:161 child plants


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Posted by Bonehead on Jun 19, 2014 10:43 AM

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.

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Posted by bloominholes2fill (Canton, OH - Zone 6a) on May 11, 2016 9:33 AM

'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

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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 7:35 AM

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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Posted by csandt (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 19, 2017 8:59 AM

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.

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Plant Events from our members
gardengusOn June 18, 2014Bloomed
full bloom
piksihkOn May 5, 2017Bloomed
CatOn June 20, 2014Bloomed
CatOn May 1, 2012Obtained plant
jerseyridgeartsOn June 17, 2014Bloomed
GaNinFlOn April 13, 2017Bloomed
Noticed bloom last night, first of season for SDO
GaNinFlOn September 13, 2015Potted up
(Preparations for the move, in October...)
SugaOn May 13, 2015Bloomed
First bloom of 2015
got2bOn July 26, 2015Transplanted
got2bOn May 30, 2015Transplanted
got2bOn May 10, 2015Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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November Blooms by HazelcrestmikebNov 16, 2017 7:55 PM17
Sculpted Cristated or "bearded" Daylily blooms in warmer climates by Maxmom98Oct 26, 2017 10:58 AM14
October Blooms by kousaNov 4, 2017 8:42 AM78
Karol Emmerich’s Springwood Gardens by LarryRSep 30, 2017 5:36 PM30
August 2017 Blooms by kousaSep 1, 2017 5:19 PM325
Daylilies only flowering every other year by ScatterbrainAug 3, 2017 10:16 AM12
July 2017 Blooms by cybersixAug 5, 2017 2:26 PM535
Rebloom, delayed bloom and quirks by needrainOct 6, 2017 9:44 PM79
"Gifting" seeds to nature by cybersixJun 18, 2017 6:21 AM17
Need an ID for these daylilies by ge1836Jun 5, 2017 10:40 AM2
Early Daylily Blooms Zone 7 --Outside Baltimore by ScapehunterJun 12, 2017 7:59 AM10
June 2017 Blooms by AltheabyanothernameAug 10, 2017 11:40 PM645
Seedlings: Would you throw these out? by petruskeMay 26, 2017 1:18 AM21
May 2017 Blooms by SeedforkJun 6, 2017 9:05 PM458
April 2017 Seedling Blooms by spunky1May 3, 2017 9:41 AM161
April 2017 Blooms by GaNinFlMay 1, 2017 4:25 PM261
Northern Daylily Fans: Which evergreens do well for you? by LarryRMay 14, 2017 8:44 PM61
Guess What The "No-Winter" Has Produced? by AvedonApr 3, 2017 7:07 AM13
Which of your daylilies produces the most scapes per plant by SeedforkMar 22, 2017 2:44 PM27
March 2017 Seedling Blooms by beckygardenerApr 4, 2017 9:51 PM26

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