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How to Plant Stella D’oro Daylillies


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Stella d’oro daylilies are hardy perennials that require minimal care. The trumpet-shaped flowers live for just one day, and they bloom in summer and fall. The daylilies have a golden yellow hue and they add color to landscapes. The flowers grow well in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9, and are best planted in the early spring after the threat of frost passes.

Difficulty:
Moderate

Instructions

Things You’ll Need
  • Garden tiller
  • Compost
  • Shovel
  • 10-10-10 fertilizer
  • Mulch
    1. Select a location that receives full to partial sun. Choose a location away from trees and bushes so that they do not have to compete for nutrition or water.
    2. Till a flowerbed to a depth of 10 inches. Remove any grass, stones and weeds from the area. Work in 3 inches of compost over the soil, and rake the soil to make it smooth.
    3. Dig 2-inch-deep holes spaced 12 inches apart with a shovel. The holes must be 1 inch wider than the tuber of the daylily. Sit the stella d’oro tubers into the holes so that the roots face down and the buds face up.
    4. Place the soil into the holes and pack the soil down gently. Water the daylilies to keep the soil moist.
    5. Add a 10-10-10 fertilizer to the flowerbed once the seedlings sprout out of the ground. Do not place the fertilizer directly onto the daylilies. Follow the directions on the fertilizer package carefully.
    6. Add mulch on the flowerbed to retain moisture. The mulch will also keep away weeds.

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