Stella d oro daylilly

How to Transplant Stella d’Oro Daylilies

Stella d’Oro daylilies are daylily hybrids and have more flowers than most other daylily varieties. In fact, each clump of Stella d’Oro daylilies can produce between 200 and 400 flowers in just one season. Stella d’Oro daylilies are also known for their numerous seedpods. While it’s possible to propagate this plant from seed (although it will not be exactly the same as the parent plant), it’s easiest to propagate it from division. Transplant your Stella d’Oro daylilies in the early spring or in the fall when they are finished blooming.

Dig up your existing Stella d’Oro daylilies. Use a trowel, garden fork or shovel to dig around the perimeter of the plant. Dig down about 6 inches to get all the roots. Adjust the depth as needed.

Cut off the foliage (fans of leaves) down to about 5 or 6 inches with a pair of garden shears or clippers.

Separate the fans gently with your hands if you are planning on dividing the plants when you transplant them (which is the ideal time). Divide the Stella d’Oro daylilies with a sharp, clean knife, such as a utility knife, so that each division has two or three stems each.

Replant your lilies immediately in full sun or partial shade. The crown of the plant, which is where the fans and roots meet, should be planted 1 inch below the soil’s surface. If the soil has not already been amended, till it about 8 to 12 inches deep and mix in 2 to 4 inches of compost or peat moss.

Water the newly planted Stella d’Oro daylilies with an inch of water.

Simple Hacks to Teach You How to Care for Stella de Oro Daylilies

The bright looking and fragrant Stella de Oro daylily is perhaps one of the best choices for a flower garden. Know how to care for these long season daylilies.

Stella de Oro belongs to the daylily genus Hemerocallis. This name is derived from the Greek term ‘Hemera’, meaning ‘day’, and ‘kallos’, meaning ‘beauty’.

Having a plush landscape of flowers is a beautiful sight to see. Many who love gardening know the beauty of daylilies, and I bet every plant lover has at least one species of this family blooming in their gardens. Among the species of the daylily flowers, the Stella de Oro makes a favorite. What makes this flower so interesting?

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Well, these flowers are hardy perennials, and belong to the daylily genus: ‘Hemerocallis’. They are excellent in adapting to many planting zones and natural conditions. These plants are herbaceous in nature and hybrids. They re-bloom for a long time, and reach a height of around 12 inches. Some varieties, however, can reach a height of almost 4 – 5 feet! The plants bear bright yellow flowers, which are trumpet-shaped and fragrant, the diameter of which would vary between 2 and 8 inches.

The Stella de Oro daylily is a compact and early blooming plant. It can survive drought, and is pest resistant. The yellow flowers resting on dense-green foliage make attractive ground covers. You can also pot them in containers. These plants do not require excess grooming and care, however, with a proper care routine, these beautiful flowers are a splendid attraction.

Soil and Sunlight

These plants do not need any specific kind of soil, they grow well in any type of soil. But yes, they need a bed with well-drained soil. The soil should have a pH level between 6 and 6.5, which should make it neutral to slightly acidic. Adding manure to the soil to a level of 2 – 4 inches can benefit their growth. Some regions may have acidic or basic soil, in these cases, you can get a soil test done. To balance the soil, you can add lime if the soil is acidic, or sulfur, depending on the pH level of the soil. These lilies need 6 to 8 hours sunlight everyday. They can survive bright light, however, they require a little shade during sunny and hot afternoons.


Make sure the soil is immediately moistened after the planting is done. After planting daylilies, watering them at least once a week is advised, until the plants are well established, and there is new and healthy growth. After they grow well, water them often in case of insufficient rainfall. In the blooming season, increase the frequency of watering these daylilies.


For daylilies, it is advised to use a 2 – 3 inch-layer of mulch. This benefits the soil by combating the growth of weeds, and also moderates the temperature of the soil. Use an organic mulch like shredded bark, leaves, and pine needles, as they will enrich the soil with decomposition, and also enable good drainage. You might want to refill the mulch as it decomposes, or is displaced because of the wind.

Nourishing and Fertilization

Fertilization of these flowers should ideally be done between early spring to mid-summer, as soon as you see new growth. The soil should be moist during the application of fertilizers. Opt for slow-release fertilizers that contain a moderate concentration of nitrogen and a high concentration of phosphorous. Dig the soil around the plant and mix the fertilizer with loose soil. Remember to water the soil after fertilization. Adding fertilizer twice a year will give abundant growth and bloom. So, fertilize in spring and then repeat in mid-summer. For good growth of the plant, you can also add organic compost or peat moss at the time of plantation.


Pruning the flower stalk is advised if there is no blooming. This will promote new growth. Pinch the flower stalks at ground level. Remove any dead foliage and leaves from the plant regularly. Regularly remove the day’s blooms. The bloom-scape should be trimmed to a few inches above the soil at the end of the blooming season. These lilies propagate themselves when the dead flowers drop to the soil, producing new plants from the seeds.


Stella de Oro daylilies can go years without division. These plants can be best divided in fall to early spring. A sign that the plant needs division is – the flowering may decrease or the size of the flower may also decrease. It means that the soil is crowded, and the flower has exhausted and needs space.

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Always divide the bigger plants first, dig them up with their roots, and pick up an entire clump. Carefully divide them in smaller clumps, make sure you leave healthy roots and sets of leaves on each clump. Spring and fall is the best season to do so, with cooler nights and warm days. Make sure the soil is moist when the plant is being moved.

Weed and Pest Protection

Weeds surrounding daylilies need to be removed immediately, as they suck up all the nutrients in the soil. Pests are unhealthy for the plant too. You might want to keep a check on some common pests that infiltrate these flowers, like slugs, aphids, spider mites, and snails. If the pest problem is grave, consider using a pesticide on the plant.

Following these simple tips and procedures, rest assured, the Stella de Oro will bloom at its best.

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Stella D’Oro Reblooming Daylily

This is the now-famous Daylily that started the race to the re-bloomers. Today, its a national trend, and Stella is the No. 1 Daylily in the country. Many gardeners say their Stella’s are in bloom practically all summer and fall. And this is why this variety is planted almost everywhere now–you’ll see them in median strips on interstates and in almost all good commercial landscaping, even at gas stations and fast food restaurants. This all tells you that this is a no-maintenance, easy-bloom perennial–what better reasons to add it to your garden!

Stella’s are great for edging the front of the garden since they’re short compared to others. But that’s only the beginning. You’ll find plenty of places for them in your garden. Remember, rich golden yellow bloom almost all summer long.

About Daylilies, the most popular perennials: It all started with the original wild orange Daylily. Many Americans think the tough old orange Daylily they see in old gardens and along roadsides is a wildflower, but it really isn’t. No Daylily is native to North America; most hail from Asia.

Don’t confuse them with the true lilies: Daylilies are not really lilies. In fact, they are quite different. As you know, true lilies grow on tall stems with flowers at the top. Daylily flower stems (called scapes) are generally much shorter, and grow from a fountain of grass-like foliage at ground level. Daylilies are members of the genus, Hemerocallis, not Lilium, which is the genus name of true lilies.

Daylily Roots, not bulbs As all good gardeners know, Daylilies don’t grow from bulbs like true lilies. Daylilies form a mass of thickened, fleshy roots. These unique root systems hold so much moisture and nutrients, the plants can survive out of the ground for weeks. This survival system, making them tough, and really easy to handle, is one of the reasons they’re so popular today. They’re also dependably hardy, so once you have them, you have them for years.

Types of Daylilies for today’s gardens: The famous old orange Daylily and the well-known old Lemon Lily are not the only wild Daylilies, just the most famous. There are 20 Daylily species, worldwide. Today from those 20 plants, more than 20,000 hybrids have been created, to satisfy gardeners who love Daylilies, and just cant get enough. Hybridizing Daylilies for various colors and styles is not new. Famous old reliable hybrids like Catherine Woodbury–the lovely lavender and yellow bi-color–have been around for decades.

The re-bloomers for twice the bloom. Today’s craze for re-blooming Daylilies all began with Stella D’Oro, the now-famous yellow dwarf Daylily that blooms once during late spring (the regular Daylily blooming season), and then again in late August and into fall. Today, there are hundreds of re-bloomers, from dwarfs to full-size beauties.

The latest and greatest: In any group of highly popular hybrids, there is always something newer and better. Some real break-through successes of new types for their times are Daylilies like Victoria’s Secret and Big Smile, with elaborately ruffled petals and clear contrasts of magnificent colors.

More Information

Associated SKUs

AM014300 (Bag of 3)
AM017037 (Bag of 30)

Common Name

Reblooming Daylily Stella D’Oro

Botanical Name

Hemerocallis Stella D’Oro


2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade

Flower Color


Flower Size

2-3″ flowers

Mature Height

10-12″ tall

Estimated Mature Spread

10-12″ wide

Growth Rate


Bloom Time

Early to mid summer, again in late summer

Planting Depth

Plant so that the top of the root is 1″ below the soil line.

Ships As

Bare Root


Light green arching long leaves.

Soil Type

Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil

Soil Moisture

Dry, Average, Well Draining




Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Multiple Blooms / Rebloomer, Plants For Small Spaces, Great For Mass Plantings, Good For Erosion Control

Ideal Region

Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest

Planting Time

Spring / Summer, Fall

Neonicotinoid Free

Yes – Learn More

Item Unit


Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada


Daylily Roots – Stella dOro Pre-Sale Now; Ships Spring 2020

How to Grow Daylilies – Planting Instructions

Daylilies require full sun (North cooler zones) but can tolerate light shade (South warmer zones) as long as they receive at least six hours of full sunlight every day. Prior to planting, loosening the soil to allow oxygen into the soil is recommended.

Compost or manure are often used to help fertilize Daylilies, and is recommended especially to those with nutrient poor soil. Fertilize the plants two to three weeks after planting. Fertilize once in early spring and, if preferred, again in late summer.

Daylilies should be planted in relatively shallow holes; the size of the bulbs will determine the size of the hole. The hole should be wide and deep enough to place the bulb inside without bending the roots, plant with the eyes toward the surface. The top of the bulb should be close to one inch under the surface.

We recommend watering the Daylily immediately upon planting them. Daylilies do not like to get dried out, but they do not like to be kept in a soggy environment. Unless you are in an extremely dry climate, regular watering after planting is unnecessary. As is common, Daylilies prefer a heavy watering once a week as opposed to a daily light watering.

Regularly weed the area around the plant to avoid root confusion when you go to transplant or separate your bulbs.

Remove dead blooms and leaves if you prefer a manicured appearance. In the late fall, trim the remaining dead leaves down to ground level, and place mulch on top of the root system to protect the roots from cold freezing winter month temperatures.

In the north, spring planting is advised. In colder climates, if daylilies are planted in the fall, they often die because they do not have time to form new roots and begin to anchor before winter arrives. Some experienced gardeners in the north will fall plant, but they consider the hardiness of the plant and take preventive measures like mulching.

In the south, the best times to plant are early spring or very late fall. Note that daylilies planted in July-September face a high probability of rotting if humidity and temperatures are high (i.e. over 90 degrees).

Hemerocallis ‘Stella D’Oro’


Common Name: Daylily

Extremely popular perennial. Hemerocallis (Daylilies) are adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions and are very easy to grow. Once established, daylilies are very drought and heat tolerant, and are extremely long-lived. Extensive breeding efforts have produced plants of varying heights, flower color, bloom times, and rebloomers.


Dormant: Plants are deciduous, completely loosing their foliage. Most dormant types are very hardy but may perform poorly in frost free areas. New growth originates from the formation of new eyes from the crown.

Evergreen: Plants continue to grow in mild climates and foliage does not die back. Best types for extreme southern areas and less hardy in nothern areas. New growth originates from the center of the old foliage.

Semi-Evergreen: Plants exhibiting characteristics of both dormant and evergreen types. Perform equally well in the North and South.

Diploids: Daylilies with 2 sets of chromosomes. Usually faster growing, producing more “grassy” growth and ever-blooming types.

Tetraploids: Daylilies with 4 sets of chromosomes. Usually produces wider and heavier foliage with thick sturdy stems. Flowers are larger with thicker petals, and colors are more intense.

Extended Bloom: Flowers remain open for a minimum of 16 hours, good for evening viewing.

Reblooms: Plants bloom heavily early summer and sporadically thereafter.

Grow: Center and plant so crown is 1″ below soil surface. Prune root tips for easier fit. Keep evenly moist and maintain pH 6.2 – 6.7. Grow in full sun at 55 – 60F. Fertilize moderately once growth appears. Most daylilies will flower 10 weeks after planting.

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