My end of season daylily blooms illustrate why I like Stella D’oro as much as I do. Stella’s been around for 35 years, and remains popular for its long bloom cycles. The thing I noticed the with my latest blooms is that they have a very different appearance from my summer blooms. Overall they’re smaller and have a more delicate appearance. The color is paler; the edges are so thin they almost appear white. The earlier season Stellas were much more heavily textured. Of my other repeat bloomers, I expect to see a difference in the quantity of flowers; the first heavy flush followed by sporadic flowers, but I really wasn’t expecting to see what looked like a completely different flower.
The early season, almost ta-da type blooms work in well with my early summer blooming scheme, the heavy flush of color and texture helps to bring out the magentas and pinks I favor in my summer garden. By fall, the delicate blooms of my Stella D’oro really stand on their own, delicate pops of pale yellow standing out against a sea of green.