Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns'
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- 9cm pot
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- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
An early flowering, smaller growing Hemerocallis which is perfect for containers or front of the border. This lovely variety is free flowering with dainty, fragrant trumpet-like pale yellow flowers, above semi evergreen (in mild areas) grass-like foliage. Easy to look after as long as you follow the following tips.
- Garden care: The Greek term 'hemerocallis' means 'beautiful for a day', and daylilies need regular deadheading to prolong flowering and prevent their unsightly deadheads from dominating the scene. Each stem carries several flowers, so snap off each flower as it fades. When the stem has finished flowering, cut it down to the ground. After the plant has finished flowering altogether, pull out the dead leaves. When the foliage is looking tatty, cut it down to the ground and fresh new growth will appear. Lift and divide every three years in spring to keep the rhizomes vigorous and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Water frequently from spring until the buds appear.