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Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Prairie Blue Eyes
Hybridized by Marsh; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1970

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Color Patterns:
Eyezone

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:
Diploid

Awards (if applicable):
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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Profile:

4 positives
5 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive goldilocks0613 On May 6, 2012, goldilocks0613 from Conroe, TX wrote:

Please folks, there is no "blue" in the daylily genus.
The blue in this name refers to the near blue of the eyezone.
That color is about as near blue as exists. The combination with the lavender is striking. This is a very pretty daylily that performs well for me in my Zone 8 garden. Took it a while to get going, but it survived the drought of 2011 and is blooming well this year.

Positive themikesmom On Apr 9, 2012, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

This daylily is a Classic, what it lacks in bright color and height, it more than makes up for in prolific blooms and growth that multiplies like crazy. just a really classy older variety every daylily collection should eventually have in it and every grower should strive to eventually get for their garden.

Neutral iralill On Jul 13, 2009, iralill from Depue, IL wrote:

Took 3-4 years to establish growth and enough blooms that I won't pass by it in my garden this year. However, "blue" is very misleading. Mine gets morning and moderate sun in the afternoon. Which is why I'm here looking to see if the name is acurrate due to the coloring is a light plum with a very chartreuse throat. Is planted beside a pine tree where I thought the extra acidity would help bring out the "blue" in it but has not. I've compared it to others on my local nurseries website and mine looks more like "Jade Star" than PBE. Guess that's what I get for going the mail-order route instead of the daylily farm. :) Is still very nice to have in the garden as all daylilies are beautiful!

Neutral CATSSTAFF On Jul 11, 2008, CATSSTAFF from Westminster, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

THIS PLANT IS VERY PROLIFIC IN MY GARDEN(ZONE 6).
HEAVY FLOWERS AND QUICK CLUMPING,HOWEVER THE COLOR IS NOT "BLUE".
IT FADES IN HEAVY SUN TO A WASHED OUT LAVENDER, IT'S PRETTY BUT NOT REMOTELY "BLUE".
IT HAS TAKEN EVERY FORM OF ABUSE I COULD GIVE IT,INCLUDING LAYING OUT IN A WHEEL BARROW WITH VERY LITTLE SOIL ALL WINTER.THEN BEING PLANTED THE FOLLOWING SPRING, IT STILL BLOOMED PROFUSELY.

Positive grannymarsh On Jul 31, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Has been an excellent daylily in my garden despite being tromped on, snacked on by the deer and is in a dry location with 1/2 day sun. Good increases, sizeable flowers.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 22, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

Rampant grower here, lots of flowers! Although not 'blue', it is a nice color in daylilies. I would describe it more as a dark mauve with a 'blue' cast.

Neutral pirl On Sep 3, 2005, pirl from (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Misleading "Blue" in the name of the flower. Hardly increases, passable, disappointing.

Neutral pigeon1943 On Nov 10, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

an OK flower, but frail and weak color

Neutral mystic On Jan 27, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Lavender with blue eyezone. 28 inch scape 5.25 inch blooms. I've found the color of this one varies depending on soil conditions etc.

Regional...

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

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Grass Valley, California
San Bernardino, California
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Waterbury, Connecticut
Clearwater, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Blakely, Georgia
Depue, Illinois
Palmyra, Illinois
Spring Grove, Illinois
Greenville, Indiana
Macy, Indiana
Solsberry, Indiana
Ames, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Madrid, Iowa
Reinbeck, Iowa
Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Westminster, Maryland
Springfield, Massachusetts
Bellaire, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Fairfax, Minnesota
Hibbing, Minnesota
Morgan, Minnesota
Florence, Mississippi
Auburn, New Hampshire
Greenville, New Hampshire
Sandown, New Hampshire
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey (2 reports)
Cicero, New York
Elba, New York
Southold, New York
Syracuse, New York
Concord, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)
Morehead City, North Carolina
Fargo, North Dakota
Columbus, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Defiance, Ohio
Felicity, Ohio
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Uniontown, Ohio
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Conroe, Texas
Gilmer, Texas
Houston, Texas
Pollok, Texas
Farmington, Utah
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Valley, Washington
Weston, West Virginia
Delavan, Wisconsin
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin



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