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
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 18 inches
Bloom size: 3.12 inches
Bloom time: Extra early
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bud Builder
Bud Count: 36-40
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
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Suzie Wong x Stella De Oro
Child plants: 27 child plants

Extremely easy bloomer

The 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 DayliliesThe 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 Daylilies
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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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...)
mom2cjemma On August 7, 2016 Bloomed
KJMarionGallant On July 10, 2018 Bloomed
tabbycat On April 14, 2019 Bloomed
1st bloom of 2019. Smaller & golder than 'Going Bananas'.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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May 2019 blooms by Diggerofdirt May 19, 2019 3:10 PM 150
Daylily ID by Hamwild Apr 21, 2019 3:59 PM 23
How good are you at expanding your bloom season? by lovegrillin Apr 5, 2019 4:07 PM 33
Favorite daylily pics to help us thru winter by bluegrassmom Mar 12, 2019 6:34 AM 329
How Many Here Buy Daylily Seeds on the LA and Grow Them? by kousa Feb 21, 2019 8:27 AM 160
September 2018 blooms by profesora Oct 2, 2018 6:44 PM 271
New for 2019 bloom season, what's on your list? by floota May 19, 2019 11:38 AM 859
Late Flowering Daylily Bloom Times in 2018, Zone 7 by Scapehunter Aug 18, 2018 8:09 AM 4
Long Blooming Daylilies by caitlinsgarden Aug 12, 2018 6:20 PM 14
August 2018 blooms by Charlemagne Sep 3, 2018 12:09 PM 516
12th Daylily of the Day Poll (Closed) by beckygardener Jul 10, 2018 7:16 PM 14
July 2018 Blooms by Jillz Aug 11, 2018 5:23 PM 525
Daylilies for bright shade in hot, humid climate? by scvirginia Jun 22, 2018 2:43 PM 22
Weather In Your Garden ~ Summer 2018 (Closed) by Char Sep 25, 2018 5:06 AM 1,115
June 2018 Blooms by GenXNEGeorgia Jul 3, 2018 5:57 PM 586
Daylily Clump Shots 2018 by Hazelcrestmikeb Oct 4, 2018 1:36 PM 198
I have SCAPES!!!! Zone 5B by mom2cjemma Jun 4, 2018 6:40 AM 32
Mike Huben daylilies by Scatterbrain May 17, 2018 6:00 PM 17
May 2018 Blooms by beckygardener Jun 5, 2018 11:10 PM 380
Weather In Your Garden ~ Spring 2018 (CLOSED) by Char Jun 21, 2018 4:04 AM 1,088

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