Named after Dr. Darrel Apps, the hybridist who created this beautiful series of Daylilies, Happy Ever Appster Romantic Returns is one of the first large flowered, continuous reblooming clear dark pink daylilies to hit the market. Bright pink ruffled petals surround a pop of yellow in the center with a white ring and center vein, creating an outstanding display in your early to mid summer garden. Daylilies are the harbinger of summer, when you see them in bloom you know summer is here. Sporting 5 inch wide blooms on stronger stalks, Romantic Returns can survive the toughest gardening environments and still look great.
Native to Asia, daylilies have naturalized in the United States with abandon. Nicknamed ditch lilies for a reason, you will find H. fulva, the quintessential light orange daylily, in roadside ditches in most regions of the country. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9, Daylilies will grow in every region of the United States except for the very hottest zones, needing the cooler winters to regenerate themselves for the next season. Growing best in full sun, daylilies will tolerate some light shade, especially in the hot summer regions of the country. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will enjoy visiting your daylilies, but rabbits tend to not bother them.
Happy Ever Appster Romantic Returns Daylily Care
Daylilies are particularly easy to take care of. They will thrive in about any soil, with a varying range of pH levels and do well in urban settings, salt sprayed sea coasts, planting near black walnut trees, and in slightly wet soils. For optimal conditions, plant in well draining humus rich soil, and water when dry. These are not drought tolerant, so be sure to water regularly during particularly long dry periods. Full sun is best, but some light shade is tolerated. Fertilization is not needed, but if you feel your soil is particularly poor, work in some well composted organic material. Mulch to control weeds and eliminate competition for nutrition. Plant with the crown of the roots about 1 inch below the soil, and dig your hole about two times as deep and wide as you will need to accommodate the roots spreading out.
Deadheading can be done to clean your plant of spent flower heads, but will typically not encourage additional blooming. This is a long lasting flower and it already readily re-blooms on new stems. While older varieties’ flowers last a day, these lovely pink daylilies will last longer. A mature established plant can give your hundreds of blooms in a season. Divide mature clumps every 3 to 4 years to keep them from getting over crowded, making sure there are at least three eyes on each division. Cut stems down to about 6 inches in late winter before new growth appears.
Happy Ever Appster Romantic Returns Daylily Spacing
Space your plants about 18 to 24 inches apart. These plants start out with a small footprint but fan out larger on top due to the heavy blooming action. Give them room to grow. They will mature at about 25 inches tall and spread out to 24 inches wide. Wide drifts of color make a wonderful landscape display, as do using them as a focal point in a smaller garden bed. They also make a wonderful landscape border and serve as a stately mid ground planting in a taller perennial garden environment.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.