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

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Stella d'Oro

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
Rebloom
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
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Child plants: 173 child plants

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'Stella de Oro' was a featured
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Location: Northwest N.J.Date: 2012-06-20
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Location: Tabby's GardenDate: july
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Location: my gardenDate: 2013-07-14
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Location: Winona, MODate: 2017-10-17Still reblooming Oct. 17, 2017, zone 6
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2014-03-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-08-30
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-08-10
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Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Location: My YardDate: 2015-05-02
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Date: 2018-04-12
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Location: Grapevine, Texas USADate: April 23, 2020Planted June 2019
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-08-06
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Location: My YardDate: 2015-04-21
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2015-06-02
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Location: ILDate: 2010-06-14
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Location: 5bDate: 2017-07-16
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Location: Bochum, GermanyDate: 2018-07-08
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Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA Date: 2019-10-18Frost warning for tonight.
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-08-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-02
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2010-05-30
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Date: 2002-07-14Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2009-10-18How it looks before winter cleanup
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Date: 2014-03-26
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Date: 2014-06-20
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2014-06-23
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-06-29
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Date: 2010-06-08Credit Manuel
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2016-05-30
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Location: My backyard in Allentown, PADate: 7 June 2016Several weeks after transplanting to get more space, Stella shows
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Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MADate: 2017-07-01
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Date: 2018-04-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-06-16
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Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5bDate: 2006-06-22
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Date: March 2014
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Location: Twisp
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-05-31First bloom of the season.
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2020-06-26
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-06-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-03-22
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Location: My home, Pequea, PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-06-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2010-06-13#pollination
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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) 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 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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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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