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Mini Stella Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Mini Stella'
Mini Stella Daylily flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Small, ruffled yellow flowers with chartreuse throats are presented on compact plants; sturdy stems rise above arching green foliage; great for small gardens, borders or containers; early-midseason flowering period with excellent reblooming during summer
Mini Stella Daylily features bold lightly-scented yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with chartreuse throats at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Mini Stella Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Mini Stella Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Mini Stella Daylily will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Mini Stella Daylily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.