Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Emperor Butterfly'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Emperor Butterfly
Hybridized by Munson
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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 midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Color Patterns:

Blend

Eyezone

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Cornelia, Georgia

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

Lancaster, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Felicity, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Linden, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 23, 2006, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

This is a tall plant with lovely red-violet flowers that have a yellow eyezone and green throat. They are growing and blooming very well for me in part-shade and close to a small weeping mulberry tree. It bloomed the first year I had it, which was last year.

Neutral

On Jan 22, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Blooms are violet with a lavender watermark with a yellow throat, 5" bloom, 28" tall.