I grow Stella de Oro lilies in a garden bed that is close to my patio table. The flowers always look cheerful and certainly brighten the garden.
The foliage of this lily grows out of a compact clump. The leaves are long, narrow with a bend and point at the tip. The dark green leaves are an attractive background for the vibrant yellow flowers. When fully grown the day lilies will be two feet high with a similar spread. Plant this prolific bloomer in containers, along a walkway or in a feature garden or anywhere that you desire the cheerful golden yellow color.
I grow Stella de’Oro lilies along my back slope, I like the attractive green foliage and the yellow flowers look beautiful when grown in masses.
Choose a garden site that has six hours of sun with well-drained soil. If your summers are extremely hot with temperatures well into the upper nineties, then select a garden site where the lilies will have part sun in the heat of the day.
Care for your flowers by watering in the morning with drip irrigation. It is better for daylilies to provide them with a deep watering of 8 to 10 inches than it is to watering them sparingly.
When you view new growth, apply two inches of mulch around the lilies. Fertilize with miracle grow bloom booster in mid May to promote blooms in June.