hemerocallis 'happy returns' (daylily)

Size: 1 gallon
  • fragrant, soft yellow, re-bloomer
  • sword-like leaves, arranged in pairs, grow at the base of the plant
  • bloom time: june
  • the name "hemerocallis" is derived from the Greek words for "day" and "beautiful," referring to the individual flowers lasting for about 24 hours
  • both the flower buds and open flowers of the daylily are edible, with the petals and sepals frequently used for colour contrast in salads
  • zone 3
  • height 40-45cm
  • spread 40-50cm
  • colour yellow
  • hemerocallis grow best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade
  • they are adaptable to many soil conditions, even heavy clay soils and once established, will tolerate heat and drought
  • prune the flower stalks down after blooming to improve the overall appearance and lengthen bloom time
  • they spread by underground rhizomes
  • easy to grow
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • fast growing,
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • heat tolerant
  • salt tolerant
  • edible
  • fragrant
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)