The Stella d’Oro variety of daylily was the first developed to rebloom, a great boon for gardeners. Growing and caring for these pretty daylilies is not difficult and will provide you with summer-long flowers.
About Stella d’Oro Daylilies
Most daylilies bloom for a short period of time during the summer. For this brief period, they produce showy, beautiful flowers, but for the rest of the growing season, all you get are spiky green leaves.
In 1975, the first reblooming variety was developed by Walter Jablonski. The Stella d’Oro daylily produces bright, cheerful flowers that continue to bloom all season, if you care for them correctly.
How to Grow Stella d’Oros
Growing reblooming daylilies isn’t hard, but there are some secrets to keep them producing flower after flower all season long. First, make sure you give your daylilies the right growing conditions to keep them healthy and happy.
Stella d’Oro plants prefer sun but will tolerate partial shade. They also tolerate humidity and heat. Watering needs are average, but they do need more water during dry spells. Generally, caring for Stella d’Oro plants is easy and they will tolerate a variety of conditions.
Stella d’Oro Daylily Care
The secret to keeping your Stela d’Oro blooming continuously is deadheading. You don’t have to do it, but if you take the time to deadhead correctly, you will be rewarded with constant blooms. Deadheading refers to the removal of spent flowers before they can develop enough to produce seeds. If you don’t remove them, the plants will put more energy into seed production and less into making more flowers.
The correct way to deadhead Stella d’Oro flowers is to remove the spent blossom and the ovary directly beneath it. You can do this by removing the entire flower from the small stem it is growing on, or by removing the flower and its stem from the main stem of the plant. Pinching the flowers off and cutting them off are both acceptable ways to deadhead.
To deadhead thoroughly and get the most out of your plants, plan to remove spent flowers every few days. Not only will this lead to more continuous blooms, but it will also help keep your beds and plants tidy in appearance.