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Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns'

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Happy Ever Appster Happy Returns Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns') at Bachman's Landscaping

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily flowers

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Happy Ever Appster Happy Returns Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns') at Bachman's Landscaping

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily in bloom

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Group/Class:  Happy Ever Appster Series

Description:

Lightly ruffled, soft yellow blooms make an appearance in late spring and rebloom during the summer season; a beautiful contrast to green strappy foliage, perfect for borders, beds and patio containers; an easy to grow and low maintenance series

Ornamental Features

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily features bold yellow trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Happy Ever Appster® Happy Returns Daylily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features