CHICAGO STAR

$9.99 each, 3 for $27.99

4.45 out of 5 based on 22 customer ratings
(22 customer reviews)

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* 8″ bloom, 24″ tall, Mid Season, Semi-Evergreen

Masses of big bright blooms make this a favorite of our garden visitors. Vigorous and reliable – count on it for blooms you just can’t miss!

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Hybridizer

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3 to 9

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4.45 out of 5 stars

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  1. Disappointed With Performance

    danderson555 (verified owner)

    Received Chicago Star as a “Bonus” plant last year in Anaheim Hills, CA, Zone 9. Plant went dormant over winter and is just now starting to come back. I have removed plant from the ground and will try to grow in a container. I would not recommend this for Zone 9 gardens.

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  2. Big, Bold and Beautiful!

    Jennifer McErlean

    Love this daylily. I got this in 2018 and it was part of the jumbo collection which I got for some of the other dayliles not this one. I was never that crazy about all yellow daylilies but this one changed my mind. The blooms are huge and so bright yellow it really pops out in the garden even from far away! I used to live on Long Island zone 7 but moved this past year to upstate NY in the capital region zone 5b. I was worried since its colder but it still did amazing this summer.

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  3. Had to get more!

    Tim Clark (verified owner)

    I bought one Chicago Star and enjoyed it so much that I ordered three more! This daylily has the brightest blooms on tall scapes. It’s gorgeous planted beside Moana Loa too! It grows really well in my zone 6b garden.

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  4. Chicago Star a twenty year favorite

    Marcia Macdonald (verified owner)

    I have used Oakes for over 20 years both for my garden design business and the three homes I have owned. One of the first day likes I purchased was Chicago Star a beautiful trploid in a spectacular brilliant yellow. My order for my Wyoming Bighorn mountain home has arrived and within a few short weeks is already green and lush and I know will produce the same spectacular blooms I am used to with Oakes products

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  5. Slow starter

    David Mason (verified owner)

    My Oakes Daylilies haven’t failed me yet (I’ve stopped buying anywhere else) but I feared this was going to be the first. The others I got at the same time very quickly sprang up. It took an extra 10 days before it woke up; I just kept watering the spot and hoping. Suddenly there it was! I learn patience eventually! Zone 5 N Illinois

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  6. A true beauty

    Lynda Horn Russellville Arkansas zone 7b (verified owner)

    I am so pleased with this day lily! Conditions here are so hot and humid in the summer, and Chicago Star is a true performer! The blooms were huge, opened well, and attracted pollinators which is a big bonus for me. The color is rich and the petals were always without flaws

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  7. 0 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Doesn’t do well in 9

    Barbara Struck (verified owner)

    I have planted six of these and I have one left. It doesn’t seem to like the long , hot Summers that we have. Or either they like some cold in the winter. Rarely gets to freezing here.

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  8. One person found this helpful

    Dies over the winter in zone 9

    babs2227 (verified owner)

    Perhaps I am doing something wrong with this daylily. I ordered 4-5 from Oakes several years ago and they replace one every year. Perhaps some didn’t have enough sun or they don’t like hot, humid Summers. Maybe they need a rest in the Winter, but our temps go from 70 to 35 all winter. I guess it just isn’t the daylily for North Florida. Most of my day lilies do very well. But I have found several varieties that just won’t live. Chicago Star is one. I have also lost all but one of my Mary Todd’s. Help.

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  9. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Love this daylily!

    Dottie McCollough (verified owner)

    I received ‘Chicago Star’ as a bonus plant this year. I had blooms in May. Huge, beautiful blooms.

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  10. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Chicago Star, blooming March, 2017

    JeanneHensley

    Beautiful Chicago Star blooming early in Houston, Texas area

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  11. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Mebane, NC

    This flower is awesome! The bright yellow, huge size and the number of blooms, you can’t go wrong adding this one to your daylily collection.

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  12. One person found this helpful

    Danbury, CT

    If you like bright yellow, HUGE flowers this one’s for you! It’s a knock-out! It was a bonus plant and a lovely surprise.

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  13. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Paris, IL

    WOW!!!! Had my first blooms today and they made me late for work! I was pulling out of my drive and I had to back up just to get out and snap a few pictures. If you are thinking about getting this one, don’t think twice. BUY IT!!! For the price you can’t beat it.

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  14. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Marietta, GA (verified owner)

    I received one of these as a bonus with an order two or three years ago. Chicago Star is my new favorite! It has multiplied and makes such a gorgeous show! I will order more to start in a new area. So tall! Such huge, sweet smelling blooms.

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  15. Baldwin, LA

    Bought Chicago Star at your 2011 festival.Blooming now (May) in Louisiana.Big,beautiful flowers.They are scented.Will get more this year ! Love this lily.

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  16. New Tazewell, TN

    Only one word to describe Chicago Star…HUGE!!!! The blooms are the biggest of any daylily I have.

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  17. Haines, OR

    One word describes this daylily. AMAZING! We received several Chicago Stars as our “bonus plants” and its now our favorite daylily. HUGE, wonderfully shaped flowers opon sturdy scapes. And that was only the first year, cannot wait to see what they look like next year!!

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  18. Galva, IL

    Size, color, body, bloom time, and cost – all make this a perfect daylily. And, apparently it needs very little care as the is the first summer and it is acting like an established plant.

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  19. MAHWAH, NJ

    The first bloom on my Chicago Star was totally shocking! I have never seen a flower that big or beautiful. Rich color and stunning shape…highly recommended!

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  20. Mechanicsville, MD

    One of the best, clearest, yellow daylilies. You can not go by this one without smiling. A must for every daylily fan.

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  21. Greenwood, IN

    Beatiful and with HUGE flowers. Mine just started to bloom a few days ago, and they can’t be beat if you like powerful visual impact in your garden from a long way off.

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  22. Knoxville, TN

    Every gardener needs at least 10 of the Chicago star daylilies. They make a garden look out of this world. The Chicago Star just rains blooms time after time.

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