One collection of 18 plants.
Every summer our growing fields include a big block of Daylilies planted in 3-row beds stretching out over several acres. It's quite a lovely performance as factories go and gives us a chance constantly to evaluate new varieties against old ones in the extremely varied conditions of the New England summer.
In this context, it has been hard to ignore the remarkable enthusiasm of a popular Daylily called 'Happy Returns'. In a genus known for vigorous growth and heavy flowering, this descendant of the now ubiquitous H. 'Stella de Oro' puts on a show that shames its neighbors. Bloom starts in mid-June, very much the early side of the Daylily season, and persists without a sign of flagging deep into October. The soft lemon yellow blooms are upright and perky on 18in stems that seem immune to weather. They float just at the upper edge of the foliage, creating an impression of lushness and abundance that stays fresh even in baking heat. These sturdy field-grown fans will settle in quickly and give you many happy returns. Bareroot.