Daylily '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
Registered or introduced: 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round


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

Russell, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Cut Bank, Montana

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Plainsboro, New Jersey

Croton On Hudson, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Fargo, North Dakota

Delta, Ohio

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Flower Mound, Texas

American Fork, Utah

Falls Church, Virginia

Penhook, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

River Falls, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 5, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The flower color is quite muddy, not at all like most photos. But this cultivar is over 20 years old. There are better pink reblooming daylilies now.


On May 30, 2015, alclubb from Flower Mound, TX wrote:

This is a lovely daylily and has performed beautifully in my yard. It blooms early and continues to bloom all season long. The flower color in my yard is more rusty than most pictures, but that actually works better for me. I love the color and the fact that there are so many blooms on each plant at the same time. This year we have had a tremendous amount of rain and these daylilies are loving it. I have four plants and just purchased another one, and all of the ones that are from last year are loaded with blooms. I couldn't be happier with this plant.


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.


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.


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

A wonderful daylily -- a constant bloomer!


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

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

16inch 3.7inch flowers 1999


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.


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.