How to Plant Stella D’oro Daylillies
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.
Things You’ll Need
- Garden tiller
- 10-10-10 fertilizer
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the soil into the holes and pack the soil down gently. Water the daylilies to keep the soil moist.
- 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.
- Add mulch on the flowerbed to retain moisture. The mulch will also keep away weeds.