Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Big Eyed Butterfly'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Eyed Butterfly
Additional cultivar information:(Which Way? Bit of Blue)
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 2008
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Early midseason (EM)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Cream/Tan

Color Patterns:

Self

Eyezone

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:

Tetraploid

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Hybridizer notes:

(Which Way X Bit of Blue) 28 EMRe. emo. Ev. 4.25 x 2.25 x 1.25. 5-way branching (3 laterals plus terminal y) 35 buds.

BIG EYED BUTTERFLY is our best navy blue on cream based flower. Like many blue eyes the color is not a uniform navy blue self but appears first as an outer plum band shading into navy blue and then shading into gray and then charcoal. This is a wild color combination. Interestingly, it shows a little different combination of colors on the sepals where there is a distinct lavender band between the outer plum and inner navy blue.
BIG EYED BUTTERFLY is a rare color combination that is destined to be explored in the patterns as well as the blue eyes. Daylilies are wonderful for presenting so m... read more