Favorite Yellow Flowered Bulbs--TOW

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 07:25:46 PST
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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