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How to Transplant Stella d’Oro Daylilies


xx ‘Stella d’Oro’ is a bright golden, low-growing variety of daylily that grows well in most climate zones. The plant is one of the most popular varieties of daylilies, according to Heritage Perennials. The plant has a long bloom period and will rebloom later in the season if spent flowers are cut back. Transplant your ‘Stella d’Oro’ daylilies anytime your garden grows too cluttered, the site is no longer suitable, or if you just want to create more of these attractive, hardy plants.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need
  • Shovel
  • Water
    1. Water your ‘Stella d’Oro’ daylilies well the day before transplanting to ensure the plant is satisfied and the soil is moist enough to dig in.
    2. Find and prepare a location for you daylilies that receives full sun. Stella d’Oro Daylilies require 6 hours of sunlight a day. Direct, full sunlight is most desirable. Make sure your new location will meet their needs.
    3. Dig up your daylilies. Using a shovel, carefully dig around the daylily root system and push the system up with your shovel. When the lilies and their root system come loose and free from the surrounding dirt, carefully lift them out of it.
    4. Remove excess soil from the root system by gently shaking and lightly tugging any bits that will come free.
    5. Dig a hole in your new location large enough to accommodate the entire ‘Stella d’Oro’ root system, while leaving room for its roots to grow further.
    6. Place your daylilies in your newly dug hole. Cover the root system completely with the soil dug up from the hole and gently pat it down to remove any air pockets.
    7. Water your ‘Stella d’Oro’ daylilies as normal to get them accustomed to their new home.

Tips & Warnings

  • ‘Stella d’Oro’ daylilies transplant the same as other daylilies, so use these tips to transplant other varieties, as well.

  • If your daylily is several years old you can divide it to create more plants at the same time as you transplant. When the plant is out of the ground separate it into fans of foliage with several fleshy roots attached. If the plant is too large to tease the roots and fans apart, just cut the plant into several chunks with your shovel and replant each section.

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