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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Water Drops'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Water Drops
Additional cultivar information: (Clouded Sulfur Bit of Blue)
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
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:
Extra early (EE)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Purple
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:

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

Hybridizer notes:

(Clouded Sulphur x Bit of Blue) 29 EERe. Ev. 5 x 2.25 x 1.75. 5-way branching (2 laterals plus terminal w) 35-40 buds.

What an incredible flower. WATER DROPS has an eye that normally looks like stained glass. The eye itself varies considerably but always involved colors of blue, charcoal, fuchsia and lavender. The image shows a typical bloom but the eye can vary anything from bands of color to solid. The water drops can vary from light blue lavender to white. Occasionally the water drops also become a metallic diamond dusted gray.

As usual I try to analyze where things come from and so many times it goes back to MYSTERIOUS EYES which is the grandparent on both sides. It was also vital for breaking the eye in GET JIGGY and RINGS of WONDER. For me MYSTERIOUS EYES was vital to break open solid eyes into a kaleidoscope of colors.
WATER DROPS is one of the most eagerly awaited daylilies since it was pictured in The Journal and Daylily Encyclopedia. An amazing daylily that passes on stained glass eyes. Fertile both ways.



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