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Black Eyed Stella Daylily / Hemerocallis

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Product Code: DAYBES1

Hemerocallis 'Black Eyed Stella'

Overall Description

Black Eyed Stella Daylily has a nice bright yellow bloom with a dark orange / red throat. Foliage is a good green color and very grass-like, making a good contrast against the bright yellow flowers. Blooms start in early summer, and extend all the way through till very early fall in most climates. This variety is an excellent re-bloomer, meaning that it is known to produce several "waves" of blooms throughout the summer months, rather then just one heavy bloom period in early summer. Re-blooming can be further increased & encouraged through the removal of old, expired blooms & stalks ( scapes ).

Foliage is semi-evergreen in very warm climates, but will look rather rough during the winter months.........and will go completely dormant in most all climates. We actually suggest trimming, or "mowing" the foliage back to a height of about 5 or 6 inches at the end of the fall season. This way, the foliage can have a fresh, new start when spring rolls around, and will look its absolute best all season long.

Black Eyed Stella is one of the more eye catching daylily varieties we grow, and is perfect for medium sized border plantings. Also looks outstanding in mass plantings.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : foliage up to 18" ( blooms extend slightly higher )

--Mature Width : 18" - 20"

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast - semi evergreen in warmer zones / dormant in winter in colder zones

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 10

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade - prefers 4 - 6 hrs of sun per day

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained with good organic content.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Bright green grass-like foliage much like that of Liriope grass, except much lighter, brighter green in color. Blades are very wide, and fan shaped at the very base of the plant. This daylily variety goes completely dormant in most all climates.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Bright yellow flowers have a dark orange / red inner throat, and last for one day, and are followed by repeated blooms day after day. Bloom color appears to be very uniform with this variety.

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious damage from pests have been noted, although occasional battles with common garden pests ( aphids, snails, slugs, etc ) are always a possibility.

--Recommended Spacing :
18" - 22" apart for most border or mass plantings.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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