SUNSHINE YELLOW BLOOMS BRIGHTEN YOUR GARDEN ALL SUMMER LONG
- 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
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Mature Height: 1-1.5' tall
- Mature Width: 1-1.5' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 1-1.5' 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—it’s 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.
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. During the growing season, you can maximize rebloom 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.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Each fall, just before winter sets in clean up the previous years foliage and compost it. 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.
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