- Sun to partial shade
- Bloom mid spring to summer
- Grow 16-24" tall
- Perfect for zones 2-10
- Require well drained soil area
The Stella D'Oro is a low-maintenance, easy-bloom perennial and the most famous with gardeners in the country. Many gardeners say their Stella's rich golden yellow flowers with ruffled edges are in bloom practically all summer and fall. And this is why this variety is planted almost everywhere. Stella's are great for edging the front of the garden since they're short compared to others. Don't confuse them with the true lilies: Daylilies are not really lilies. In fact, they are quite different. 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 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.