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Making daylilies bloom again

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Several varieties of daylily (Stella d'Oro, Blackeyed Stella, Happy Returns, etc) are known as reblooming daylilies. Their first bloom period is just about over here in GA. To encourage further blooming, immediately remove the seed pods, if present, and fertilize with liquid plant food. This will encourage the growth of new leaves, new tubers and new flower stems!
  • Idfix53
    Idfix53
    on Aug 5, 2013

    I'd like to see a picture of hémérocallis named new smyrna"

  • Courtney T
    Courtney T Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    on Aug 5, 2013

    I'm back to report that I am getting some light reblooming of my Stella Doras this year. Last year after they bloomed I went out and cut off all the pod stems almost to the ground. I got no reblooming. This year I just popped off those pods after they had bloomed and I'm getting some reblooms; not a lot but some. Next year I will beginning popping them off as soon as the bloom is spent. I'm also gonna try cutting some of them back to see what happens.

  • Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    Lisa Kaplan Gordon Mc Lean, VA
    on Feb 19, 2015

    I love Stella D'Oros. I planted one 10 years ago, and have made about 20 plants from the original that I've scattered around the yard. My only problem with them is that you can't really cut the blooms and place in a vase. They don't last. Has anyone found a way to prolong their lives indoors?

    • Linda Page Clark
      Linda Page Clark Huntington, TX
      on Aug 6, 2017

      Plant zinnias (tho they are annuals), and you'll have beautiful cut flowers.....especially if you buy the large or giant variety. Read on packet for height. You can cut short ones also for small bouquets. So shop your local seed rack next spring. Plant in a morning sun location and you'll love. Cut stems at next budding....which may be one tiny leaf or already a stem.....and you'll have continuing blooms all summer.

  • Eroque022810
    Eroque022810
    on Aug 19, 2016

    I thought I killed mine. I have killed hostas. I'm obviously not a gardener yet. Thanks for the hope for my lilies.

  • Linda Page Clark
    Linda Page Clark Huntington, TX
    on Aug 6, 2017

    Remove finished blooms each day, including the ovary at the very base of bloom. Then when last bloom has finished, cut stem at ground. Don't let seed pods form. Do this on all daylilies.....not just Stellas and you'll find that quite a few of them give you more blooms. Feeding is also important.

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