Daylily 'Mint Octopus'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Mint Octopus
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 2008
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Crispate (pinched, twisted or quilled floral segments)

Unusual Form

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Pale Green

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



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Gardeners' Notes:


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

Hybridizer notes:

{Frogs Eye X [(sdlg. x Tetra Green Widow) x Tetra Desert Icicle]} 32 EMRe. emo. no fr. Ev. 8 x 2.5 x 1.25. 7-way branching (4 laterals plus terminal w) 45-55 buds. Long petal.

The beautiful mint green blend was not totally unexpected given the number of green flowers in the background of MINT OCTOPUS. Fairly low for a spider but with an incredible bud count and branching MINT OCTOPUS makes a wonderful border spider. Its green cast offers a cooling aspect to the ordinarily hot colors of the daylily garden.
Very desirable and highly recommended. Fertile both ways.