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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Paper Butterfly'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Paper Butterfly
Hybridized by Morss; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

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

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Lenington All-American Award (or runner-up)
Don C. Stevens Award (or runner-up)
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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3 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tmm313 On Jun 15, 2009, tmm313 from Cornelia, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Last year I wasn't overly impressed. But.... this year it came up with a vengeance and a point to prove. It has been spectacular!! I've never seen larger blooms with such true color!

Neutral lilyq On Jun 12, 2008, lilyq from Fairfax, MN wrote:

bought this plant because of the picture in pot...cream color with purple eye. Was disappointed when it was orange with purple eye...should have checked on this website before I bought it. It's very slow to increase in MN

Neutral pigeon1943 On Oct 2, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

Not impressed. I believe over rated -a good hardy plant, but unimpressive flower, to me anyway. I see it as a weak color, like a dying, fading flower. My "New Testament" , next to it is far superior to me.

Positive yogaman On Jun 15, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

1987 - Don C. Stevens Award, Best Eyed Cultivar
1998 - Lenington All-American Award
Parentage:[(Seedling X Chicago Two Bits) X Thais] X Silver Veil X [(Knavex X Chicago Mist) X Chicago Mist]

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

Has 6" peach blooms with a violet eye, 24" scapes.

Positive carolann On Jul 16, 2002, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

A++++++++++++++++ This hybrid has incredible form! Always anxious for her first blooms, but they come in mid summer here in the north.


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

Waterbury, Connecticut
Cornelia, Georgia
Norcross, Georgia
Williamsville, Illinois
South Bend, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Falmouth, Maine
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Fairfax, Minnesota
Auburn, New Hampshire
Sandown, New Hampshire
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Lexington, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Kingsport, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
Falls Church, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin

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