Favorite Yellow Flowered Bulbs--TOW

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 09:25:40 PST
Well, Jim, maybe you've taught me something: I always thought the name
Stella de Oro was uncouth Italian!

At 10:25 AM 1/23/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Oh, Jenn!  You ain't seen nothin' yet!  Just wait till spring comes back to 
>At 02:59 PM 1/23/2004 +0000, Jennifer wrote:
>>Perhaps this sojourn in Nebraska will make me more fond of yellow, since I
>>haven't been inundated with Stella d'Oros!
>The daylily, Hemerocallis 'Stella De Oro' (NOT "Stella d'Oro"!!!), was bred 
>in northern Indiana by an old Polish farmer named Walter Jablonski.  Walter 
>probably didn't know Spanish grammar from a hole in the ground, hence the 
>name.  Think of it as "Spanish a la Hoosier."  Poor Walter never even 
>realized any significant income from STELLA, which was not patented.
>And it is ubiquitous around here too!  Everywhere except Florida, where it 
>does not do as well.  It apparently needs some cooling in winter to stay 
>healthy.  I understand why landscapers love it, but Geez! I'm sick of 
>seeing that plant everywhere I look!
>Jim Shields
>in central Indiana, not far from the birthplace of STELLA DE ORO
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