A New Repeat Blooming Daylily in a Dramatic Color Combination – ‘Just Plum Happy’

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Repeat blooming daylilies are the longest blooming perennials of any. When the daylily Stella de Oro was developed over 30 years ago, everyone thought that it would be an easy task to breed re-blooming characteristics into a full range of daylily colors. Well, it wasn’t to be. Continuous cycles of bloom proved to be highly recessive and extremely difficult to bring forth in colors and patterns other than solid yellow. Now, finally, through years of diligent breeding, the color range of these hardy, easy-care perennials is increasing. ‘Just Plum Happy’ is the newest and most dramatic of the repeat blooming daylilies. It is one of the newest creations of master breeder Dr. Darrel Apps, who is also known for other popular repeat blooming daylilies including Rosy Returns, Happy Returns and Red Hot Returns.

‘Just Plum Happy’ – New and Hard to Find

‘Just Plum Happy’ has rose pink blossoms, each with a wide purple eyezone surrounding a golden yellow throat. Blooms are large, reaching six inches across and will repeat in cycles from late spring until the first hard frost. The semi-evergreen foliage is broad and deep green with a moderate rate of clump development. ‘Just Plum Happy’ will reach only 16 inches tall, perfect for foreground planting, massing in front of shrubbery and taller perennials or edging a walkway.

Planting and Care

‘Just Plum Happy’ is easy to grow and care for – returning year after year to brighten your garden.

  • For best results plant at any time from early spring to late fall.
  • Performs best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade.
  • Plant 24 inches apart in any normally fertile soil.
  • Divide every three to four years for the best blooms.
  • Fertilize in early spring and late fall with Flower-Tone and Kelp Meal.
  • Hardy in zones 5-9.

Click here to view ‘Just Plum Happy’ on the Carroll Gardens website.

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