Rosy pink and purple blooms rise 2 feet above the grass-like foliage of Rosy Returns Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid). That alone would make this daylily a favorite of gardeners in zones 4 through 9. But Rosy Returns offers more--it boasts long-lasting blooms in early summer and a second rush of blooms for nearly continuous color from early summer through early fall. The flowers’ yellow throats and rosy petals attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
The color and pollinator attraction of this award-winning daylily are enough to make you want to place several in a patio container or as a border where you can see them best. Add to that a fragrance from the flower, and consider placing several throughout the garden where you can stop and sniff. These easy-care perennials work well as mass plantings, too, for a rosy field of big blooms. They’re also salt tolerant and rabbit resistant.
Rosy Returns Daylily Care
Rosy Returns will flower best if given at least 6 hours of sun a day. In the hotter zones of its growing region, it can benefit from a little shade in the afternoon. Otherwise, choose a mostly sunny spot with just about any soil type and plant your daylilies. They do best if planted in early spring, but might survive winter if planted in fall at least 30 days before the first frost hits. If your soil is very sandy, work a little compost in to help retain some water.
Water regularly after planting, gradually increasing time between. Daylilies use average water. Deadhead spent flowers every few days to keep blooms coming. In fall, after they finish blooming, cut the leaves to a few inches above the ground and mulch with straw to keep roots warm if you live in cooler zones of the plant’s growing region.
Rosy Returns Daylily Spacing
Space your plants for a border or mass planting based on their mature size to cut back on the need to thin or divide clumps. That means placing the daylilies about 18 to 24 inches apart from center to center.
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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.