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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Rosy Returns'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosy Returns
Additional cultivar information: (PP9779)
Hybridized by Apps; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Extra early (EE)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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4 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Mainer On Jan 24, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Not a pretty color not does it act like a rebloomer in my garden. Rarely blooms and frost hits usually after the second bloom.Perhaps when it get more mature that will change.

Neutral MSK425 On Sep 21, 2008, MSK425 from Dover, DE wrote:

This plant is healthy and has grown nicely over the past two years. and it does re-bloom, although not well. However in my soil (sandy loam with compost) it is an ugly maroon color that is not remotely "rosy". My neighbors' rosy returns are the same ugly color. I plan to replace it next spring.

Positive figaro52 On Aug 27, 2008, figaro52 from Oak Lawn, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

A wonderful daylily -- a constant bloomer!

Positive deechicktwo On Aug 21, 2008, deechicktwo from Williamsville, IL wrote:

Everbearing.Started blooming in June here and is still blooming!

16inch 3.7inch flowers 1999

Positive braun06 On Mar 22, 2007, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a great reblooming daylily. Finally something besides yellow. The shades of pink in this daylily are not overwhelming and are great in mass plantings. On many days the flowers looked pretty much like the flower on the plant label they came with. I have mine interplanted with prairie dropseed and it is good looking having the fine texture of the prairie dropseed with the pink. It blooms a really long time. It is worth looking into for design professionals looking to add new colors for consistently performing landscapes.

Positive Tree_Climber On Aug 23, 2004, Tree_Climber from Brown City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a lovely Daylily. It starts blooming later than "Happy Returns", but then blooms for a much longer time. Mine start to bloom in late May to early June and are still blooming in late August.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Madison, Alabama
Bentonville, Arkansas
Dover, Delaware
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Hanna City, Illinois
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Williamsville, Illinois
Iowa City, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Brown City, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Cut Bank, Montana
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Fargo, North Dakota
Delta, Ohio
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
American Fork, Utah
Falls Church, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
River Falls, Wisconsin

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