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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Big Eyed Butterfly'

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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

Awards (if applicable):
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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Calif_Sue 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 many possibilities and BIG EYED BUTTERFLY will be great for opening new doors. Pollen fertile but a difficult pod parent.



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