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Hemerocallis 'Red Hot Returns' PP13499

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Series Name: HAPPY EVER APPSTER™ Daylilies
Common Name: Daylily

Master daylily hybridizer Darrel Apps has done it again!  This time, he’s developed the first red, continuous blooming daylily that performs well in northern climates.

Brilliant cherry red, ruffled blossoms have a brightly contrasting yellow halo and an apple green throat.  They rest just above the dark green foliage, held up there like a bouquet all summer long. 

It is a vigorous grower that readily increases its foliage and like EARLYBIRD CARDINAL™, it produces several flower scapes per fan.  This daylily begins blooming in early midseason and repeats bloom all the way into fall.  In zone 7, there are typically about 105 day of bloom. And since it's an extended bloomer, each flower remains open for at least 16 hours.

Brilliant color all season long on low maintenance plants—now that’s what today’s gardeners are looking for!

Semi-evergreen diploid.

This is considered a premium daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Intro Year: 2012

Breeder: Darrel Apps

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  24-28 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Red shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
  Late summer
  Early fall
  Rebloomer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Continuous bloom or rebloomer
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids. Plants can be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Echinacea purpurea 'Green Jewel' PP18678 CPBR3985
Common Name: Coneflower
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Phlox paniculata 'David'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Coreopsis 'Galaxy' PP21999
Common Name: Tickseed
5,6,7,8,9
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Stokesia laevis 'Honeysong Purple'
Common Name: Stokes' Aster
5,6,7,8,9
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Sedum AUTUMN CHARM™ ('Lajos' PP14421 COPF)
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades'
Common Name: Blanket Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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History:

Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.