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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Star of Gold

Stella, O Stella!

..here she comes!


This beauty, Stella d'Oro, meaning Star of Gold, is my favorite daylily.


I love the gold yellow blooms against the dark green leaves. It is a staple in my summer garden. And, yes it isn't officially summer yet but it sure has felt like it with temperatures climbing in the 90's this week.


Always a dependable re-bloomer. The trumpet shaped blooms last for one day but no worries because there is a neighboring bud ready to bloom the following day.


Some other great qualities are that it is deer resistant, drought tolerant, and gets very few pests. All reasons why it is commonly used in landscaping. It can pretty much thrive on neglect. A bonus in my book especially when it is too hot to garden.
Can you imagine?

When I walked out to my garden this morning I was greeting by the blooms of sunshine covered with raindrops from a light morning rain (Yeah!). What a great way to start the day!


"In the garden my soul is sunshine"


15 comments:

  1. Dependable Stella for sure. Moved mine this spring, has yet to bring forth. Hard to question this selection. I was hoping it would bloom for its companion salvias, but its a little behind. Sad.

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  2. Beautiful pictures of your Stella de Oro lilies. I love it too and it is a great little bloomer in my garden also.

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  3. I was very glad for the rain we had overnight. Today is cool! I love this daylily also. Lucky you - Mine is not blooming yet!

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  4. I love that fourth shot. A real GGW winner look to that one.

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  5. I have what might be Stella bought as something else, was mislabeled. It has already been through the first bloom cycle which is why I suspect it. There's always a place to stick a little daylily that blooms forever. Where a red is needed, I plant Sammy Russell or Little Business.

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  6. These are a favorite in my garden too. They are still going strong after blooming since early April! Beautiful captures.

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  7. I like this daylily because it blooms earlier than all the others and of course reblooms. I didn't think any daylily was deer resistant.

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  8. I love Stellas! I have them in my garden. I saw butterflies in my daylillies for the first time last year. They were the first flower I grew without killing. Hooray!!

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  9. What a great little tribute to Stellas! They are one of my favorite lilies...they just never disappoint. Your photos bring out the beauty they have to offer.

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  10. You know I have never met a daylily I didn't like..these are great...can't wait to see all the colorful ones in my garden soon..

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  11. What would we do without our dependable Stellas! Great photos :)

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  12. Beautiful shots of this daylily ! [temperatures in the 90's ? I knew I should have stayed in Florida - we had our wood stove fired up today - tomorrow it will 'climb' up to 46 !!]

    We have some orange daylilies (no idea what their name is since I 'liberated' them from the wild) - but they're about 2 months away from blooming.

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  13. Karin, beautiful photos and tribute to daylilies. I especially like the second-to-last photo - it has a magical quality that makes me want to stare at it. I must take friendly issue, though - is Stella D'Oro really deer-resistant? In my experience, deer love all daylilies and seem to be drawn to them as if by a magnet as soon as they are in bloom.

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  14. Thanks everyone for your kind words! May has been a very busy month and I haven't replied to your comments as I normally do. I really appreciate your feedback and all your support!

    Carolyn & Sheila - I suppose "resistant" is the key word. Oddly in my garden the deer eat other daylilies but they don't touch the Stellas. I think if they get hungry enough they will eat anything though and it probably also depends on the deer population. I see the occasional deer in the backyard...I really have more of a problem with the rabbits and voles/moles.

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  15. These are surely a workhorse plant if there ever was one. :) I don't have any in my garden now, but I did in my previous garden. Glad you were able to enjoy them today!

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