Delivery Date Determined By Size
Coming Soon: Shop & Save in Bulk!
Happy Returns Daylily closeup of yellow flowers sitting atop bright green stalks

SUNSHINE YELLOW BLOOMS BRIGHTEN YOUR GARDEN ALL SUMMER LONG

FEATURES:

  • In May, lemony-yellow blooms burst from the grass-like, green foliage
  • A prolific bloomer, the Happy Returns blooms from May until late summer
  • The beautiful yellow blooms give off a sweet and delicate fragrance
  • This dwarf Daylily is ideal for foundation beds or as edging for your walkway
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
    • Mature Height: 12-18'' tall
    • Mature Width: 12-18'' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
    • Spacing: 12-18'' apart

    Happy Returns Daylily

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

    Hemerocallis x 'Happy Returns'

    Regular price
    Still Growing
    /
    Size

    Our Trusted Partners!

    Looking for this plant in a smaller quantity for your space? Shop Perennials at NatureHills.com Today! Gardening is Better with Friends.

    *This page contains an affiliate link, which earns us a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting our business and allowing us to continue providing you a reliable resource for your gardening needs.

    Whisperer Icon
    NEED HELP OR HAVE QUESTIONS? CALL A PLANT WHISPERER TODAY!
    1(866) 873-3888

    SUNSHINE YELLOW BLOOMS BRIGHTEN YOUR GARDEN ALL SUMMER LONG

    FEATURES:

    • In May, lemony-yellow blooms burst from the grass-like, green foliage
    • A prolific bloomer, the Happy Returns blooms from May until late summer
    • The beautiful yellow blooms give off a sweet and delicate fragrance
    • This dwarf Daylily is ideal for foundation beds or as edging for your walkway
    • Deer and rabbit resistant
    • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
    • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

      Growth Facts

      • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
      • Mature Height: 12-18'' tall
      • Mature Width: 12-18'' wide
      • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
      • Spacing: 12-18'' apart

      Why plant Happy Returns Daylily?

      Truly a picture of happiness! Happy Returns Daylily will unleash a parade of sunshine-yellow blossoms in your landscape that will continue practically the whole season. This spritely Spirit has the ever-blooming Stella de Oro Daylily in its genes, but Happy’s flowers are a clear lemon-yellow color that many find more compatible with their palette than Stella’s orangey-gold petals. Plant it at the feet of reblooming red or pink Roses for a joyful combination that will brighten your garden all summer. We also love its cheery yellow bells with the cool blue spires of Russian Sage.

      Daylilies, originally native to Asia, have become one of gardeners’ most beloved Spirits, and with good reason. These tough, adaptable plants offer stunning blooms in a wide array of colors, sizes, and shapes. Some are fragrant, too. They’re easy to hybridize, and professionals and amateurs alike have come up with winning new forms. An accomplished Daylily breeder by the name of Darrell Apps developed Happy Returns in 1986. He used ‘Stella de Oro’ as one parent to get the strong reblooming trait and ‘Suzi Wong’ as the other parent to achieve the lovely soft yellow color.

      How to use Happy Returns Daylily in the landscape?

      Happy Returns Daylily doesn’t just get by on its looks—its got a sweet scent, too! Plant some clumps in a raised bed, or grow it in a container so you can bring the gentle fragrance closer to nose level.

      Planting Zones

      Hardiness Zone: 3-9

      How To Plant Happy Returns Daylily

      A full-sun site will yield the most blooms; very light shade is acceptable, too. Happy Returns Daylily will grow in any soil with decent drainage. Rich, organic, but free-draining ground is ideal. Water well during establishment and during dry spells.

      How To Water

      When freshly planted, water deeply and regularly. This will aid in the establishment of the root system. Once established, the Happy Returns is moderately drought tolerant.

      How To Fertilize

      Fertilize your Happy Returns Daylily in spring as it begins to break dormancy for the year.

      How To Prune

      During the growing season, you can maximize reblooming by removing spent flowers promptly, before they have a chance to go to seed and divert energy to seed production. Cut down brown foliage in late fall or winter to make way for new growth to emerge in early spring. If reblooming slows down, dig, divide, and replant clumps to restore vigor! Be sure your perennials are mulched well for winter protection. Two inches of an organic mulch will do the job. Consider leaving the plant debris in place through the winter and doing your clean up on the weather warms in the spring. While it doesn't make things neat and tidy, the debris provides overwintering protection for insects, their eggs and pupae including our native Viceroy butterfly.


      No Thanks
      Shield Logo
      Protect your growing investment & Plant with ease.

      ADD ON OUR 3-YEAR GUARANTEE & PLANTING SERVICES TODAY!

      We stand behind our trees and our services; our goal is your success.
      No Thanks