Daylily Ruby Stella

Daylily Ruby Stella


Description: The 'Ruby Stella' Daylily produces striking, ruby-red flowers with yellow throats. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and have a slightly ruffled edge, adding to their visual appeal. Each flower typically lasts for one day, but the plant produces multiple blooms over an extended period, providing a long-lasting display of color in the garden. The foliage of 'Ruby Stella' Daylily is grass-like and semi-evergreen, forming a dense clump of arching leaves that provide textural interest when the plant is not in bloom.

Size: 'Ruby Stella' Daylily plants typically reach heights of about 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) and spreads of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) at maturity. However, individual plants may vary in size depending on growing conditions, climate, and cultivation practices. 'Ruby Stella' Daylily forms a compact clump of foliage with upright flower stalks rising above the foliage. The plant's moderate size makes it well-suited to garden beds, borders, and containers.

Best Growing Zones: 'Ruby Stella' Daylily is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 9, where temperatures rarely drop below -40°F (-40°C) in zone 3. It is well-suited to regions with temperate climates and thrives in full sun to partial shade. 'Ruby Stella' Daylily is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, including loamy, sandy, or clay soils, as long as they are well-drained. It is tolerant of drought once established but benefits from regular watering during periods of prolonged dryness.

Soil and Sun Requirements: 'Ruby Stella' Daylily prefers well-drained soil with good fertility and a neutral to slightly acidic pH level (around 6.0 to 7.0). It thrives in full sun to partial shade, though it may perform best in partial shade in regions with hot, intense sunlight. Adequate sunlight is essential for promoting vigorous growth and abundant flowering. 'Ruby Stella' Daylily is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, as long as they are well-drained and have good moisture retention.

Watering: 'Ruby Stella' Daylily has moderate water needs and prefers consistently moist soil, especially during periods of active growth and flowering. Water deeply but infrequently, providing about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) of water per week, depending on weather conditions and soil moisture levels. Avoid overwatering, as soggy soil can lead to root rot and other problems. Mulching around the base of the plant can help conserve soil moisture and suppress weed growth.

Maintenance: 'Ruby Stella' Daylily is relatively low-maintenance and requires minimal care to thrive. Remove spent flower stalks regularly to encourage continuous blooming and prevent the plant from expending energy on seed production. Divide crowded clumps every few years to rejuvenate the plant and improve its overall health and vigor. Fertilize 'Ruby Stella' Daylily in spring with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth and flowering.

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