Botanical Name: Hemerocallis 'Stella De Oro'; Family: Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Height: 15 - 24 inches.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches.
Depth: Dig 8 " x 8 " hole. Make cone shape with soil and spread roots over it, placing crown 1 inch below soil surface.
Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Color: Deep, golden yellow flowers.
Foliage: Strap like, medium green foliage. Dormant in Winter.
Blooms: May not bloom until the second season. Peak flowering in late Spring - early Summer, sporadically throughout the Summer with a heavier repeat bloom in Fall.
Form: Herbaceous perennial.
Flower Form: Trumpet-shaped 2 - 3 inch flowers.
Soil Requirements: Adaptable to most soils except water-logged heavy soil.
Growth Rate: Slow while establishing, fast thereafter.
Pruning: Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom throughout the Summer.
Comments: Setting the standard for daylilies, this Stout Medal Award winner flourishes in just about any condition. Late Spring golden blooms continue throughout the Summer. Keep soil moist, but not soggy. Incorporate generous amounts of peat moss, compost or well-rotted manure into the soil. Be careful not to over-fertilize. May be divided every three years as needed. Cut leaves back to 3 - 4 inches in Fall. Drought and heat resistant. Good for naturalizing or planting in large masses for groundcovers. Each flower lasts only one day but is replaced by a new one daily for the duration of the bloom time.
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