Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Big Time Happy

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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'Big Time Happy' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1993 by Apps-Blew.

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Big Time Happy') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Big Time Happy')
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Oct 21, 2016 8:33 AM CST
'Big Time Happy' made me feel just that: big time happy in zone 7A. It's a first year DL for me. After just 73 days in the ground, it presented me with a first scape and blooms shortly thereafter. This was a plant from G. Wild, so it was teensy when I planted it, but it came along just fine this year! It's registered as a dormant and a rebloomer. I'm not sure that it rebloomed as it grew all summer and presented me with several scapes and blooms...but I'm not experienced enough to declare it rebloomed. I'll know better next year!
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Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Oct 21, 2016 2:18 PM CST
I received this one in 2012 as Happy Returns from G.H. Wild. I suspected right off that was not correct as I had Happy Returns before. But it took me until this summer to finally be able to get this one identified correctly!

It increases very well here. Basically it blooms continuously all summer here ending sometime in August. Some years I will get rebloom in the fall but this year I did not. I have it next to Indian Giver. It is a great short daylily for the front of your bed.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oct 21, 2016 5:08 PM CST
We planted a nice arc of Big Time Happy in our botanical garden. It blooms just fine but true to form they blooms don't last very long and don't seem as big and lush as they appear 'outside.' They are on a very gentle south slope facing north (unfortunately). Apricot Sparkle is on the other end of the arc with some species between. I was really impressed this year to actually see the sparkle in the latter plants. They have been in the ground for two or three years so we will see how they do. They do bloom fairly continuously although on my rounds I didn't think to note from when to when. Too busy noting peony info and plants that needing accessioning I guess.

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