Daylily 'Lavender Blue Baby'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Lavender Blue Baby
Hybridized by Carpenter
Registered or introduced: 1996
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

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

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:


Bloom Color:



Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal Runner-up

Don C. Stevens Award (or runner-up)

L. Ernest Plouf Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone


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

Moreland, Georgia

Antioch, Illinois

Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

Germantown, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Clinton, Mississippi

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Mandan, North Dakota

Felicity, Ohio

Grove City, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Portsmouth, Virginia

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 9, 2014, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Lavender blue with lavender blue eyezone and green throat.


On Apr 21, 2014, KittyGalore from Antioch, IL wrote:

I have over 125 daylilies in my garden and this is one of my favorites. It took a year to establish...we were in a drought. I thought it would not come back but the next year it tripled in size! It started blooming at the end of June and kept blooming until frost. It had many branches and they were strong, holding up in the rain and wind. It had a high bud count and the blooms were spaced out in time so there was two to three blooms a day for about three to four weeks then it would bloom intermittently until frost. This plant had one fan it's first year, three last year, and this year it looks like six but it is still early spring. Can't wait to see the blooms this year and am considering buying another one! One more thing- it is diamond dusted!! Never saw that documented anywhere.


On Sep 29, 2007, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Love this one. Blooms a very long time for a first year plant.


On Jun 7, 2006, corgimom from Pontotoc, MS (Zone 7b) wrote:

Multiplies quickly - high budcount. Perfect blooms almost every day !


On Apr 29, 2005, Melissa_Ohio from Southwestern, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

While it has been slow to bloom for me, it has increased well.

2007 Stout Silver Medal Winner
2007 Don C. Stevens Award