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Planting a ‘Happy Returns’ Daylily shrub is like planting a bit of sunshine in your garden. This hardy perennial will come back year after year and bring bright canary-colored flowers along with it.
Daylily 'Happy Returns' is an herbaceous perennial plant native to the mountains of China. It is often enjoyed as an ornamental for its spectacular flowers. As a bulb, it will come back year after year.
Long grass-like leaves form together in clumps. The leaves are long and green.
The cheerful yellow flowers of the daylily grow on long sturdy stems that spring forth from its tall grassy foliage. The Happy Returns Daylily bloom time is during summer! The fragrant flowers emerge early and bloom in cycles all summer long. To encourage new growth, remove spent flowers. Daylily flowers also attract beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Daylily can be used to brighten your patio in containers, or it can be planted directly into your garden beds. Use daylily to ring accent pieces or showcase special areas in your yard.
Happy Returns Daylily Care Information
Daylilies are resistant to deer, disease, and pests. They hold their own in terms of weeds and other aggressive plants.
In mild winter regions, daylily is considered to be semi-evergreen. It grows best in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 11.
This flowering plant needs full sun to thrive. It can tolerate afternoon dappled shade.
Once established, little watering is needed. Daylilies are drought tolerant. However, in extreme heat, water regularly.
Daylily can grow in sandy, loamy, or heavy clay soils. Fertilize with rose and flower food as needed. It prefers well-drained soil.
Happy Returns Daylily Size
The daylily plant has a moderate to quick growth rate, and foliage can grow to about 15 inches tall with a 12 to 24 inch spread. Daylily flowers can grow even taller. Plant about 3 feet apart to create a low hedge.
Daylily does not require pruning. However, spent flowers can be trimmed to optimize flower production.
Happy Returns Daylily Companion Plants
Plants tend to grow with some plants better than others. Here is a list of plants that daylily does well with.
- Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
- Coneflower (Echinacea)
- Cranesbill (Geranium)
- Lavender (Lavandula)
- Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
Planting daylily is a wonderful way to brighten up your garden space. Its cheerful yellow flowers are sure to liven up patios and outdoor sitting areas. What’s more, the flowers are edible and have medicinal benefits.
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11