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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Pistachio Eyes'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pistachio Eyes
Additional cultivar information: (Inimitable Tet. Connie Burton)
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:
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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:
Evergreen (ev.)


Awards (if applicable):
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Calif_Sue On Nov 25, 2008, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer notes:

(Inimitable X Tetra Connie Burton) 30 ERe. emo. no fr. Ev. 5.75 x 3.75 x 2.75. 5-way branching (3 laterals plus terminal y). 35-40 buds.

When I first saw PISTACHIO EYES I knew I could never go back to using Tetra Connie Burton pollen because PISTACHIO EYES was such an improvement. From that day on Tetra Connie Burton became only a pod parent.

PISTACHIO EYES is one of the most beautifully colored daylilies in the garden. Yet, it is a very difficult color to describe. The image shows early bloom where it is a hot coral blue rose pink with a deep pistachio green throat. Later blooms are more blue pink with a deep green throat.

Like most of the Tetra Connie Burton seedlings the flower is very ruffled and wide petaled and wide sepaled. Unlike many Tetra Connie Burton seedlings, the foliage is not upright and coarse, but rather finer and more arching like its pod parent INIMITABLE.
Odd, too, is that PISTACHIO EYES has better branching than either parent. There never seems to be a bad flower or an unphotogenic flower on this very special cultivar. If you love gorgeous form and gorgeous color you will love this one. Fertile both ways.

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