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Feb 7, 2017 6:01 PM CST Admin
Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Background history:

'Stephanie Returns' is a dormant diploid introduced in 2006 by Apps-Blew.

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stephanie Returns') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stephanie Returns')
Feb 7, 2017 11:36 PM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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I love, love, love the blooms on this plant. does have a couple of issues for me....

It is slow to increase for me, I have had the plant for at least 4 seasons and it has added only 1 fan in that time. My other gripe is that it takes until around noon for blooms to open fully. I have heard others report this one being a late opener as well.

Outside of those two issues it's a plant I like very much. I love reverse bi-colors...there are not enough good ones in my humble opinion. I also love the violet mid-ribs and dark pink veining, which really make this bloom stand out from other 'pinks' in my gardens.
Jul 23, 2017 11:07 AM CST
Name: Mary
NW, KS (Zone 5b)
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I got Stephanie Returns mainly because it is my daughters name Lovey dubby . I purchased last fall (2016) and waited patiently for blooms. I did not get very many this season, which was disappointing. None the less the blooms were nice.

I have also learned to hold bloom photos and wait for the nicest before submitting!

Oct 26, 2021 5:42 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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I planted Stephanie returns in May of 2021 on Back Daylily Hill. She has more or less sat there but she did produce two blooms. I'll find out more next season, whether she likes the spot, etc.

These photos are a little spotty, she's still settling in.
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Jan 11, 2022 4:57 PM CST
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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I have had Stephanie Returns in MI for a number of years. it throws additional fans rapidly. I divided it a couple of years ago for a trade and it is back to 15 fans. 11 scapes this year with typically about 8 buds per scape and 2 way branching. FFO was July 7 which is I guess early since nearly everything Blinking is FFO in July. 3" x 18" I have taken a split off and moved to TX as a test.
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Jul 17, 2022 5:54 AM CST
Name: Nan
southeast Georgia (Zone 8b)
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Will look forward to hearing about the results of your test, @SunriseSide! I have enjoyed the pictures I've seen of this one. Would love to find out if it resists rust.
Dec 27, 2022 12:10 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
Butterflies Birds Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
2022…What a year for Stephanie Returns! It has tripled since I planted it, in two seasons, now sitting at 6 fans. Nan, SR did not contract any rust this year or last year, although surrounded by rusty plants.

So, my SR seems to be very unusual in that it is consistently " tie dyed" with raspberry spots. She bloomed from June 24 - July 28, with over 60 flowers. Then she rebloomed from September 6-13 with 7 more blooms. Every single bloom had the spotty tie dye effect. Otherwise it looks exactly like every other photo I've seen of Stephanie Returns. Not sure what's going on, but I like it!
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