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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Bluebird Butterfly'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bluebird Butterfly
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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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)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)


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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Calif_Sue On Nov 26, 2008, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer notes:

(Fractal x Bit Of Blue) 28 MlRe. emo. Ev. 4 x 2.5 x 1.5. 5-way branching. 35-40 buds.
BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY is the bluest eyed daylily that we have done to date. The eye in the early flowers is exceptionally blue and edged in fuchsia (the image shows early bloom). The edge reverses this pattern with the blue on the outside of the edge and fuchsia on the inside. Like all bluish eyes I have seen, the flowers become more greyed lavender or slate lavender as they continue to bloom. This tells me that we, in the world of daylilies with our somewhat variable colors, will have to achieve a real saturated navy blue eye which then can undergo transition to medium blue. In this quest I think BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY is going to be a most important parent for exploring blue in the daylily.
BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY best illustrates what I was initially trying to do with the butterflies: lots of smaller flowers with a high intensity of bloom like a cloud of butterflies in the garden. Smaller flowers must have high bloom density to have garden impact and BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY achieves this. Pretty. Fertile both ways.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California
Maitland, Florida
Hazard, Kentucky
Garland, Texas

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