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Happy Returns Dwarf Daylily

Hemerocallis x 'Happy Returns'

A favorite perennial prized for its showy blooms. The large clump of long, grass-like, green foliage is highlighted by bright yellow flowers on tall stems. This extra-early bloomer reblooms throughout the summer months. Good for firescaping. An herbaceous perennial that may remain evergreen in mild winter regions.
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Full sun

Keep soil moist, especially when in bloom.


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Botanical Pronunciationhem-er-o-KAL-is
LoreDaylilies were nearly impossible to hybridize until 1921 when Dr. A.B. Stout perfected a method that proved so successful that by 1994 there were 36,486 cultivars under official registration. Daylily flowers are edible and plants have long been cultivation in Chinese kitchen gardens.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; foliage reaches 15 in. tall, flowers slightly taller.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis carefree perennial fits into almost any garden. Spot into perennial borders as individuals or small clusters. Provides excellent season color among dull or tired looking shrub beds. A perfect way to spice up foundation beds out front. Mass into a sea of color for groundcover or in drifts within mixed plantings. Use as edging for walkways and lawns, or in the classical technique around the base of bird bath or sundial.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, especially when in bloom.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Lavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea); Cranesbill (Geranium); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Thrives in organically rich loam; adapts to most soil types, provided they are well-drained. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Remove old foliage and spent blooms for a neat appearance and to promote continued bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-11

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