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Additional Information
HydridizerJablonski (1975)
Bloom PeriodJune-July
Shipping SeasonMarch-October
Sun ExposureSun
Soil TypeAny with care
Height18.0 in.
Bloom Size3.0 in.
Highest AwardStout Silver Medal - daylily's highest award
Zone Range3 to 9


3" bloom, 18-24" tall, Early Season + rebloom, Dormant

The most popular and widely-grown daylily of all time. Renowned for its repeat blooms, its bright golden blooms decorate our garden from late May until frost. Compact mounded foliage, vigorous growth and phenomenal blooming make it an excellent choice. Winner of the Stout Medal - daylily's highest award.
Price $5.95 each, 3 for $15.95, 6 for $29.95, 25 for $99.95, 100 for $349.95

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  • April 12, 2014 Star 1
    Denver, CO — I bought Stello DeOro from Sam's Club about 8 years ago -- bare root, in a box, about 8 plants. I planted them with some compost on the west side of the house where it gets very hot in the Summer; kept them watered. They are still very small; each plant is only 2" wide at the base and they had maybe one or two flowers bloom in all this time. What is wrong?
  • July 24, 2013 Star 1
    lebanon, NJ — My least favorite. As stated by others, SO overused. Hardy, yes, but with so many others available, why Stella De Oro?
  • April 8, 2012 StarStar 2
    Alanson, MI — Over used and over hyped! There are sooo many prettier daylilies to choose from. The fact that you can buy these practically anywhere plants are sold is proof that they are used too often in the landscape!
  • June 17, 2010 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    New Lenox, IL — I know that a lot of people feel that this lily is over used by commerical landscapers, and granted it is in our area, and seen every where but for a carefree, hardy, reblooming Daylily it can't be beat. Even if you have a "black thumb" this little plant will not fail you. Its bright cheery yellow-gold flowers are a bright spot in anyones yard, just about no matter where you place it.
    I started with one plant and have about 10 small ones and two very large clumps that need dividing soon. I have given many away to friends and family and they love them too. In this case "common" is OK with me.... I am not a -purist- and love and respect this wonderful plant.
  • June 16, 2010 StarStarStarStarStar 5
    Dexter, MO — Well, I'm sure that I'll be bashed over this review, but I don't really care for it. It is not nearly the rebloomer that Happy Returns, Buttered Popcorn or Stella Supreme in my garden. Has an uncany habit of blooming very low into the foliage and needs dividing almost every year or two. Oakes has many beautiful rebloomers that are prettier and better than Stella, at least in my garden.
  • February 12, 2010 StarStarStarStarStarStar 6
    newport, RI — Popular because of reblooming habit,much nicer rebloomers on the market today like bitsy,going bananas,happy returns and pardon me.Over used to the point of becoming common.
  • June 20, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Chicago, IL — You really can't go wrong with this one. I have a rocky, shady, dry area under some large trees where hostas (and of course weeds) were the only plants that survived. Last year on impulse I picked up a few Stellas and planted them in this spot as they were less expensive than hostas. Well, now these amazing plants each have 10+ scapes full of buds (!) What was once a shady eyesore is now a bright and cheery focal point. I still can't believe what a difference this made and how well the Stellas have done there.
  • July 20, 2008 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    overland park, KS — This is an indestructable plant. I think even someone with a brown thumb would be able to grow it. This is the first one to bloom for me. The little happy blooms are such fun. I deadhead the seedpods which are abundant to encourage a quicker rebloom. It is great to use for a garden border because it will quickly fill in and keep thing in order.
  • March 8, 2008 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Woodruff, SC — Terrific plant. Very nice blooms that continue into November here if the plant recieves enough water. Quick multiplier. Great for the landscape.
  • May 24, 2007 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Kingwood, TX — Stella de oro is a reliable early bloomer with lots of rebloom. It has been blooming since April.
  • June 18, 2006 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    houston, TX — My poor Stella's have been through flood and drought since planting two years ago. They have withstood all the extremes that my hot, humid Houston climate can throw at them and performed beautiflly to boot. The clumps are now large enough that I'll divide them this fall. Great plants!
  • March 31, 2006 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 8
    Enon, OH — This is a widely grown variety and I find it almost weed like. I have divided it 3 times since getting it 4 years ago. If you want to cover a large area quickly, this is the one to buy. I left some in pots over the winter thinking they would be lost to frosty temperatures here in Ohio and to my surprise, they will be ready to share with friends in a couple of weeks!
  • March 14, 2006 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Atlanta, GA — The Stella has become a day-lily staple. I love it's bright cheery color and wonderful fragrance. It looks fabulous next to my lace-cap hydrangeas.
  • January 31, 2006 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    New Fairfield, CT — We planted several Stellas many years ago, and have been totally impressed at the continuous blooms, and the complete lack of care these little plants have required. They are the first of our perennials to bloom (early June), and are also the last (late October). They are covered in pretty flowers all the time. A MUST for any garden!
  • July 25, 2005 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Melville, NY — My Stellas have a huge amount of foliage; but they have a zillion blooms, also! They're in a really damp location (they curve in front of Ligularia Dentata) and are surrounded by Coreopsis verticillata; my tribute to the color yellow. But against the backdrop of a HUGE purple Clematis (Jackmanii) they are simply GORGEOUS! I also have Black-eyed Stella; but in a drier, more moderate environment.
  • March 11, 2005 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Virginia Beach, VA — I compare all daylilies to Stella. I purchased several last year and divided them before I planted them. They did really well last year but I can't wait to see her this year! You just can't go wrong with Stella since you will be able to divide this plant often.
  • September 6, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    The Villages, FL — I'm so proud of my little Stellas! I'm in zone 9, too, and I thought they wouldn't do well but they did! They struggled a little at first, but then they began to bloom and rebloom and just now they started in again in early September! I'll be buying lots of them to plant in my new home here next month.
  • February 21, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Owensboro, KY — This is the bloom champ of my yard. It never stops blooming! Last fall it bloomed into November! I also like it's dainty size. Highly recommended!
  • May 31, 2003 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Va. Bch., VA — This plant is very hardy, has a wonderful bloom and a beautiful smell. Low maintenance, and adds wonderful color to my hostas and dianthus.
  • August 21, 2001 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Rockwood, TN — If you're a beginner gardener you will absolutely love this daylily. I put it out and it has performed very good for me with little work involved.
  • April 4, 2001 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Ocala, FL — Even though I live in zone 9 and should be using evergreen or semi-evergreen, this plant has performed beautifully for me. I planted them last spring and they bloomed the first year with good growth but they are spectacular this year! They started blooming at the very end of March and I'm hoping they will continue 'till frost as they did last year.