Daylily Stella de Oro, Dwarf Daylily
‘Stella de Oro’ prefers 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily, but the plant may need more shade when summer temperatures are hot and dry. This daylily thrives in moist, well-drained soil with the addition of organic matter, such as compost. Potted plants or bulbs are widely available to purchase from most local nurseries. Mature plants can be propagated in early spring or fall from the division of root clumps. Plants should be spaced six to twelve inches apart to prevent overcrowding.
‘Stella de Oro’ performs best in moist, well- prepared soil with excellent drainage, and should be watered regularly. The surrounding soil should be allowed to dry between each watering. Although this plant survives with some neglect, it is best to divide the root clumps every three to six years in spring or fall when they become crowded, or blooms become less abundant. This lily should be mulched in areas with extremely cold winters.
‘Stella de Oro’ may benefit from a light application of a slow-release, balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer in spring, used according to the directions on the product label.
‘Stella de Oro’ does not require pruning.
‘Stella de Oro’ is not typically affected by any serious pests or diseases.