Making daylilies bloom again

Walter Reeves
by Walter Reeves
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!
clip off the whole seed stem
last few blooms on Stela d'Oro
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  • Cynthia Renfrow Cynthia Renfrow on Jun 28, 2017

    I have had Stella Dora's before, but I have never ha d this happen before. This is their second year, beautiful blooms which I trim as usual. Blooming stopped, wasn't worried figured I had to wait a little. Went away for the weekend, came home to find the plants laying down. The leaves just spread out and are laying down on the ground like something pushed them down. Just want to make sure I have considered everything. Before blooming I had yellow leaves, I pulled out and let the rain water them. I stopped watering. Then I got the blooms. Yellow leaves stopped. When you first saw it I thought great a rabbit or some critter later on the plants. All three plants are in different places. Not the same places. I do have moles, could moles cause this.

  • Cynthia Renfrow Cynthia Renfrow on Jun 28, 2017

    I asked about Stella's laying down here is a picture.

  • Brenda Brenda on Jun 05, 2019

    What liquid fertilizer should I use? And how often should I apply it

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  • Linda Page Clark Linda Page Clark on Aug 06, 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.

  • AKG49683621 AKG49683621 on Oct 25, 2020

    How do I take care of daylilies during the winter?