Hemerocallis 'Stephanie Returns' PP18538
  Series Name: HAPPY EVER APPSTER® Daylilies
Common Name: Daylily
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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Named for our friend, the Perennial Diva Stephanie Cohen, this little daylily really packs a punch!  Like its parent, ‘Rosy Returns’, this is a short daylily with smaller but extremely plentiful blossoms produced for about 90 days in zone 6. 

The 4” bicolor blossoms display a unique blend of light peachy pink, ruffled petals with a narrow, purple eye, radiant yellow throat, purple midribs, and reddish veining.  The recurved sepals are a deeper rose purple.  They are presented atop slender, well-branched and very heavily budded scapes in early summer followed by nearly continuous bloom for the rest of the summer.  Several flower scapes are produced from each fan, and this vigorous daylily can form up to six fans per year. 

If you’ve had enough of Stella and are ready to try something with a softer color palette, try Stephanie!

Dormant diploid.

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).

Breeder: Apps-Blew

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  16-18 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Peach shades
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
  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?:
  Cottage
  Eclectic

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Size(s) Offered:

  Bare Root: #1 Grade (25ct)
  Bare Root: #2 Grade (100ct)

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Long blooming
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 should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Amsonia hubrichtii
Common Name: Blue Star-Arkansas
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Achillea millefolium 'Sunny Seduction' PP20808
Common Name: Yarrow
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Monarda didyma GRAND PARADE™ ('ACrade' PP19580 COPF)
Common Name: Bee Balm
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Phlox paniculata JUNIOR™ Dream PP16104
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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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.