Daylily (Dwarf) Stella Bella

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Description

Hemerocallis Stella Bella

Dwarf form of this well known hardy clumping perennial. Evergreen, easy to grow and suitable for most sites in full sun. Cheery yellow flowers  from spring through summer.

All parts are edible. The young shoots can be cooked as a celery or asparagus substitute. The flower buds and open flowers can be eaten raw (a great addition to salads), or cooked, or dried – pick when already withered. They can be used to thicken soups and stews. The young tubers are said to have a nutty flavour. The plant is also used for medicinal purposes in China and Korea, with a host of different uses. In China it is known as  huanghuacai (meaning yellow flower vegetable). It is said to be a mildly “cold” herb that benefits the stomach, improves digestion, and dispels pathogenic heat and dampness. The leaves are said to be effective in aiding brain function, soothing nerves, and relieving sleeplessness and irritation, giving rise to another common name , Wangyoucao, meaning “Herb for forgetting your sorrows”.

When planted close together the plants can form a good ground cover, and the leaves can also be used woven together to make a strong cord. This type of daylily is perennial in our climate, note that some varieties are winter dormant. Height and spread approx 40cm x 40cm.

Certified organic plant. 9cm pot.

Freight: Lowest freight rate is currently $13.50 for between one and nine 9cm pots to an urban address. Further charges apply for larger orders, larger plants, or rural addresses. For more info please see our full list of freight and packing charges.

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