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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Morpho's Dance'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Morpho's Dance
Additional cultivar information: (Azure Wings Linguini)
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Spider (petal length to width is 5.0:1 or more)

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Color Patterns:
Bitone

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Hybridizer notes:

(Azure Wings x Linguini) 37 Ere. emo. Ev. (11 wingspan) 10 x 1 x .75. 5-way branching. 30-35 buds. Classic spider. Spider ratio 5.0:1.
While traveling through Belize, Grace and I visited a Morpho Butterfly breeding facility. While within the facility you are surrounded by thousands of Morpho butterflies flying about alighting on you and anything else. MORPHOS DANCE reminds me of the experience of seeing all the blue butterflies dancing about in every direction.
I was more than a little surprised that this came from AZURE WINGS which I thought was pod sterile. It had to be the only pod I ever got on that stubborn pod parent and luckily with one of my best spider breeders, LINGUINI.
Like AZURE WINGS, MORPHOS DANCE is a bitone but with rich clear lavender petals and pale lavender sepals. I believe bitones and bicolors are underutilized in the modern daylily. This is especially true in the spider class where you can so clearly see the sepals since they are rarely overlapped by the petals.
One of my personal favorites among this years spiders MORPHOS DANCE is sheer joy in the garden. Fertile both ways but a very difficult pod parent.



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