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Daylily 'Buttered Popcorn'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Buttered Popcorn
Hybridized by Benzinger
Registered or introduced: 1971
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24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gaylesville, Alabama

De Queen, Arkansas

Chicago, Illinois

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Auburn, New Hampshire

Morehead City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Dallas, Oregon

Newport, Rhode Island

Seabrook, South Carolina

Toone, Tennessee

Harker Heights, Texas

Plains, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Peterstown, West Virginia

Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

River Falls, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 1, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Butter yellow self.
((Mary Todd (Ann Russell Elfin)) ((Ann Russell Elfin) sdlg))


On Oct 22, 2009, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

I have this one in a dry shady area under large trees, and it blooms well, the flowers are huge and bright, with thick substance. Blooms for a long time. Really nice.


On Jul 30, 2007, 22cold from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This daylily doesn't seem to care where it's planted. I have some in full sun and some in almost total (but high) shade. It's one of the first to start blooming, and it puts on a show for weeks. Highly recommended.


On Jan 29, 2004, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:



On Jul 16, 2003, marykay from Richmond, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is truly a great plant! I have grown it for 5 seasons, it has preformed well in both sun and partial shade. The reblooms are reliable and heavy