Passionate Returns Daylily

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Glowing, sultry color! The Passionate Returns Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Passionate Returns') has large yellow buds that burst open into a combination of pinks, corals, and rosy-red blooms with a golden-yellow and lime green eye that highlights the ruffled petals!

A dramatic combination, especially when set off by the long, strappy foliage. Deep green graceful leaves form well-behaved, spreading clumps. These are mounded and arching, lower-growing plants that are ideal for edging and borders, as well as groupings!

The multi-branched scapes provide loads of flowers per plant! Blooming in mid-June, just as the summer sun becomes the most intense, these vibrant beauties go all out and flower for a long time, and then rebloom some more! You'll enjoy seeing all the butterflies and pollinators stopping by for a visit!

Low care and very easy to grow, Daylily never seem bothered by much of anything in the environment, by deer, juglone, salt, or by pests. Throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9, these diploid perennials are incredible in the sun!

Planting and Application:

Versatile and adaptable, Daylily are garden workhorses! It's no wonder you see them regularly used in commercial plantings, there's not much that can stop them! Consistent bloomers, quick to grow and fast to fill in, they really are a fantastic garden addition! Making them ideal for use in mass plantings or small specimen groupings alike!

Passionate Returns features a unique color that seems to meld amazingly with other golden blooms, reds, pinks, and contrast purples and blues! Plant as a specimen or accent among your other perennials or as a standout focal point!

Fantastic in masses and in long rows, these form compact clumps that slowly spread in a polite manner. Group in sets of three or fringe around garden structures, trees, and shrubs for a finishing touch to your landscaping.

Ideal as borders and edging, these lower-growing selections define garden edges, driveways, walkways, and paths with graceful foliage and bold blooms. Perfect along that 'hell-strip' along the road, Daylily seems impervious to salt, heat, sun, poor soils, and urban pollution.

Add to a sunny patio and balcony containers or porch pots for graceful beauty, or add to Foundation plantings, Cottage, Perennial, Rock Gardens, and Pollinator gardens where they will form a compact clump without competing for space or overcrowding their neighbors.

  • Unique Rosy-Coral to Pinkish-Red Blooms
  • Ruffled Blooms, Glowing Yellow Eye & Green Throat
  • Long Mid-Summer Bloom Time & Reblooming Fragrant Flowers
  • Long Strappy Green Foliage & Graceful Arching Clumps
  • Fantastic Border & Specimen Plant

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Best in full sun in cooler summers and partial sun, especially favoring afternoon shade, in warmer climates, Passionate Returns is a hardy perennial in USDA growing zones 4 through 9. These are widely adaptable perennials and can tolerate a range of conditions! Best in average garden soil with moderate fertility, you'll find Daylily can tolerate about any type of well-drained soil.

Provide ample water while young plants are becoming established, after that, Daylily only requires moderate, yet consistent moisture and can be drought tolerant once established. For best results and longevity, provide your plants supplemental watering during times of need. Add a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over the soil surface for best results!

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. For more blooms, deadhead spent flowers. Prune all the old foliage off in late autumn as soon as these herbaceous perennials have succumbed to frost.

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Survives Urban & Harsh Conditions, Salt & Juglone Tolerant
  • Moderate Moisture - Low Once Established
  • About Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune Late Fall, Deadhead Regularly & Divide Every 3-5 Years
  • Very Low Maintenance

You'll be as passionate about these beautiful, dreamy-colored blooms as we are! Order your own Passionate Returns Daylily at and add the finishing touch to your landscape today from Nature Hills!

Daylily Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take care of Daylilies?

Daylilies need full sun for the most flowers and well-drained soil. Provide moderate, regular moisture and fertility. Deadhead regularly, prune back in the fall and divide every 3-5 years for best results.

Do Daylilies only bloom for one day?

Daylilies do only bloom for a single day, but Passionate Returns Reblooming Daylilies have a high-bud count per scape and rebloom profusely.

Do Daylilies come back every year?

Daylilies are hardy tender perennial plants that regularly come back year after year bigger and better.

Is the Passionate Returns Daylily Fragrant?

The Passionate Returns Daylily is an incredibly beautiful flowering perennial that has a wonderfully sweet scent!

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Passionate Returns Daylily Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hemerocallis 'Passionate Returns'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 17 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Rosy-Coral & Yellow Eye
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes
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