Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns') in the Daylilies Database

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Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Apps
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 18 inches
Bloom size: 3.12 inches
Bloom time: Extra early
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bud Builder
Bud Count: 10-15
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.0
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: light yellow self
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1992

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: Suzie Wong x Stella De Oro
Child plants: 28 child plants

Extremely easy bloomer

The 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 DayliliesThe 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 Daylilies
By dave on April 5, 2014

It's Daylilies Week, and we're opening the special event with a special report on the most popular daylilies, as judged by our members. How do we compile this list, and which cultivars got the award? Read on to find out!

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'Happy Returns' was a featured
Plant of the Day for March 25, 2017.

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Location: Tabby's GardenDate: 2008 julyExtremely easy bloomer
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2010-06-23
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Date: 2018-08-22
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Location: Mid-Missouri, USADate: 2020-06-22Lovely bright yellow blooms again and again
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Location: My garden.Date: July 29, 2010
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Location: My garden in northeast TexasDate: 2013-05-22
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Date: 2014-06-20
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Location: My 6b gardenDate: 2017-06-03Single fan division blooming it's little heart out!
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Date: 2018-05-22
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-27
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Location: My garden.Date: July 29, 2009
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Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2014-06-23
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Date: 2014-08-15
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Date: 2009-06-21
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Location: My YardDate: 2015-06-03
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Location: Youngsville, LADate: 2017-06-05By tabbycat
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Date: 2018-06-30
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2010-07-09
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-14A bright spot of color for a dark area.
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Date: 2014-05-25
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Date: 2014-06-30Credit James Steakley
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Date: 2009-08-15Credit Paul Paradis
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Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on May 23, 2013 6:52 PM

Always a reliable bloomer and for a very long time. In a good year, this plant will be blooming here in November.

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Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Sep 29, 2011 5:54 PM

Happy Returns is a favorite of mine, first to bloom, then it continues to do so all summer. Very pod and pollen fertile, at least in my experience.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 10, 2018 3:37 PM

This cutie bloomed April and May this year, 2018. I call it a mini 'Going Bananas' because they are the same yellow color and it has similar creping and edge ruffling. I like it planted next to 'Raspberry Pixie,' which blooms the same time and is about the same size flower and plant but a darker raspberry shade that complements it.

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Plant Events from our members
ARoseblush On July 7, 2014 Bloomed
Cat On June 18, 2014 Bloomed
Cat On May 4, 2012 Obtained plant
Seedfork On March 4, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Did not return this spring.
Seedfork On March 29, 2016 Plant emerged
Seedfork On May 10, 2015 Bloomed
dorothythomas98 On May 18, 2014 Bloomed
Int the Easy Bed
Catmint20906 On June 2, 2015 Bloomed
Katie On September 27, 2014 Obtained plant
aspenhill On September 13, 2014 Obtained plant
DG Sally (Sallyg) - qty 1
GaNinFl On April 26, 2016 Bloomed
GaNinFl On September 25, 2015 Potted up
(Preparations for the move, in October...)
KJMarionGallant On July 10, 2018 Bloomed
SunriseSide On June 26, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
scapes noted in MI
tabbycat On April 5, 2020 Bloomed
1st of 2020
tabbycat On July 25, 2019 Bloomed
Reblooming
tabbycat On April 14, 2019 Bloomed
1st of 2019 til May 14. Smaller & golder than 'Going Bananas'.
Brightstar3 On April 23, 2020 Obtained plant
Fourteen branches on my Happy returns Daylily
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Daylilies by AnnieKenyon2 Jul 2, 2020 10:23 AM 7
July 2020 blooms by Jillz Sep 13, 2020 1:49 PM 603
Weather In Your Garden ~ Summer 2020 (Closed) by Char Sep 22, 2020 4:38 AM 1,725
Ditch lilies infiltrating! by hmmq10 Jun 19, 2020 8:53 AM 7
June 2020 Blooms by Avedon Jul 11, 2020 7:46 PM 569
Clumps, Mini-Clumps, Multiples Anybody? by Avedon Sep 24, 2020 9:12 AM 232
May 2020 Blooms by Betja Jun 3, 2020 10:35 PM 384
Happy returns x Aztec gold by Brightstar3 Apr 23, 2020 6:41 AM 4
2020 Daylily bloom reruns by GaNinFl Jun 21, 2020 8:16 PM 24
Did poorly last year by jsf67 Aug 19, 2020 2:19 PM 30
OT ~ The Porch Swing ~ Spring 2020 (CLOSED) by Char Jun 20, 2020 4:19 AM 1,673
OK experts, are these daylilies in trouble? by MrKGDickie May 20, 2020 6:36 PM 30
Happy Valentines Day by shive1 Feb 17, 2020 11:30 AM 18
Complete Selfs by MrKGDickie Mar 7, 2020 4:27 PM 58
Observations of Dormancy by admmad Nov 7, 2019 1:39 PM 27
October 2019 blooms by profesora Apr 12, 2020 1:06 PM 257
Go south of the equator young daylily. by Gleni Feb 13, 2020 7:38 AM 544
Best Pod and Pollen Parents of 2019 by shive1 Oct 28, 2019 6:05 PM 22
Show us your PODS by petruske Oct 25, 2019 10:54 AM 45
September 2019 Daylily Blooms by Charlemagne Mar 25, 2020 10:30 AM 443

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