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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Blue Illusion'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Illusion
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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 (E)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single
Unusual Form

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Color Patterns:
Self

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
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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:

{( sdlg. x Skinny Marink) X [Spinnaker x (Linguini x Tetra Desert Icicle)]} 45 ERE. emo. no fr. Ev. 10 x 1.375 x .875. 6-way branching (3 laterals plus terminal w) 45-50 buds. Long Petal.

Until BLUE ILLUSION came along I was convinced we would have blue in daylilies when we expanded the blue eye to cover the entire flower or happened upon some chance mutation in one of the lavenders or purples. I hadnt considered that the first blue might come from a long petal or spider but BLUE ILLUSION certainly has a blue under cast to an otherwise clean color mauve lavender flower. I could see such a flower going as a blue.

Even if you are not hybridizing you will enjoy this cool lavender and green flower. Very fine. Fertile both ways but a difficult pod parent.



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