Daylily 'Ruby Stella' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

This ravishing beauty is a slightly fragrant crimson version of the classic yellow Stella de Oro. Ruby blooms (3 inch wide) bleed into yellow-streaked throats. If you love the blooming stamina of Stella D'Oro, but want a new color twist, the ever-blooming Ruby Stella is a new generation daylily that offers gardeners similar repeat blooms.

She begins flowering in June and reblooms persistently until first frost. What gardeners adore is that you needn't deadhead Ruby Stella to encourage performance!

Ruby Stella is a proven top perennial performer, with a great dwarf clumping habit. Though she's drought tolerant, Ruby Stella blooms much better with regular watering. For a cacophony of crimson color that bleeds across your garden like spilled wine, you'll want to fill your gardens with Ruby Stella.

Things to Note
This variety is dormant and remains without foliage for some period of time that is variable by growing region.

Gardener Tips
We love placing Ruby Stella by entrances because of her compact growth habit. Consider placing tulip and daffodil bulbs in front of the daylily for a pop of spring color before Ruby Stella begins her show.

Please read about bare root plants (especially the paragraph about bare root grasses) so you know what to expect.
General information about Hemerocallis (Daylily):
If you love lilies, you will adore our selection of daylilies! Offering a look-alike blossom in such a range of colors and bloom times that you can actually achieve a full season of color from a single species of flower, our daylilies are among the hardiest and most prized. Essentially, we’ve done the work for you, isolating the best options from pale yellow to dark golden hues and from mauves to pinks.

Basal, blade-like foliage arches gracefully from the daylily creating a complete groundcover useful for erosion control on slopes, as specimen plants or background plantings. Of course our selections are also reliable favorites tolerating a wide variety of soil conditions. Varieties are listed below by color and include individual plant information such as bloom color, bloom characteristics, height, bloom time and winter habit in zone.

A garden of daylilies looks like a summer tea party with orange and yellow china cups suspended amidst a tablecloth of green foliage. Why are they so beloved? Simply put, few garden perennials are easier to grow than daylilies. They are tolerant of poor soil, salt, high heat, and drought, but do bloom better with regular watering. They’re also pest resistant. Daylilies form a dense groundcover, choking out weeds in the process. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and some are fragrant.

Otherwise undemanding, daylilies will do best with at least six hours of sunlight and reasonably fertile soil. They perform well in a wide range of well-drained soils; however, they will steal the show if you give them a deep, fertile loam. Impervious to just about anything nature throws at them, you will still observe climatic conditions, seasonal weather variations, and general plant health all play a factor in a plant's ability to re-bloom. They are used for borders and edging, cut flowers, massing over large areas, in clumps as color accents, as backgrounds, and in containers.

Mixing early and late season bloomers in the same bed creates wave upon wave of color month after month. Most people are familiar with the versatility and vivid fusion of color daylilies bring to gardens, but what you will find among our selections are the cream of the crop offering color and bloom-time variety in addition to reputations for excellent performance. You just can’t go wrong!

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Things to Note
Our daylilies are field grown single-fan divisions and have been in the ground at least two growing seasons, resulting in a large, hardy plant you will love. After you have placed your order, the daylilies are freshly dug, any long tops are cut back, and the plants are packed in peat moss. This ensures that the daylilies will quickly establish themselves in your garden while experiencing little transplant shock.

Keep in mind, most daylily plants shipped during summer will probably not bloom the same year. Daylilies delivered in early spring will have just begun to break dormancy, thus will tend to have smaller, tenderer top growth, and most will develop flower buds the first year.

Some people ask about daylily rust. We assure you we have never had daylily rust at our nursery.

Some of our daylilies are described as "semi-evergreen", meaning that they retain at least some of their green foliage well into winter (shedding leaves in cold climates but not where winters are mild).

Interesting Facts
Daylilies are edible. The young green leaves are edible raw or cooked. Older leaves become fibrous. Tubers are also edible raw or cooked with a savory, nutty flavor. Young tubers are best, though the central portion of older tubers is also good. Steam or boil the tubers as a potato substitute, or toss them raw onto a salad instead of croutons. The flowers can be eaten raw or cooked. The petals are thick and crunchy, making very pleasant eating raw, with a nice sweetness at the base because of the nectar. They taste somewhat like fresh peas. They can be fried for storage and used as a thickener in soups and stews, or used as a relish. Leaves and young shoots can be cooked and used as a substitute for asparagus or celery. Take small shoots, strip away the larger leaves, sauté in a little garlic and oil, add raw to salads, or simply steam and drench in butter for a nice, crunchy treat.
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Nice, healthy plants!
09/16/2020 By Maryellen Small (PA)
Product reviewed: Daylily 'Ruby Stella' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

09/16/2020 Received 25 bare root stella ruby daylilies. They were wrapped nicely and still damp.
All in and can't wait until next season!
Ruby Stella
06/04/2020 By JoAnn Carlton (MI)
Product reviewed: Daylily 'Ruby Stella' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

06/04/2020 Plants are planted. Was surprised at the different sizes. But we will see how they do.. Will I see any flowers this year?

05/19/2020 My order of 25 bare root daylilies arrived quickly - 2 days sooner than estimated- and in great shape. Bare root is the way to go! I am looking forward to seeing them get established and eventually bloom. Thanks!
05/08/2020 By Lidiya Stafford (SC)
Product reviewed: Daylily 'Ruby Stella' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

05/08/2020 package was great and plants was moisture. I planted them in day i received!
Can't wait to see blooms.
No unusual shipping concerns for this plant.
FREE SHIPPING - Classy Groundcovers offers free shipping, and your plants never spend more than three days in transit.

Precise delivery - another benefit from shopping with us is that you know how many days delivery will take and can control exactly when your order will be shipped.

Shipping information that applies to all plants:
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Daylilies will do best placed in a wide planting hole, preferably amended with bone meal, rotted manure and some balanced fertilizer. Spread out the roots and plant the crowns about 2 inches below the soil surface. Water well after planting, and do not let them dry out until established.

Applying a balanced fertilizer in the spring as plants emerge will promote the amount and duration of blooming. It is recommended that you remove old foliage in late winter for best spring results. Be aware that daylilies will not thrive in poorly draining soil and will rot under soggy conditions. Fertilizing your plants immediately after each bloom period will promote re-blooming. In Zones 3 and 4, mulch with 5-6 inches of well-draining mulch in winter. Remember to remove mulch away from the crowns in spring.
Deadheading spent flower heads is recommended to promote extended blooming.
General information that applies to all plants:
- Ground preparation, fertilization, pH
- Planting instructions
- Explanation and description of bare roots
- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away
Hemerocallis 'Ruby Stella'
Pronunciation: hem-er-oh-KAL-iss
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