Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes'

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
Registered or introduced: 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
5
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

On Apr 9, 2012, themikesmom 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

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

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

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

On Feb 22, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) 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

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

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

an OK flower, but frail and weak color

Neutral

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.