Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Paper Butterfly

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 25, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

"Paper Butterfly" is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1983 by Mort Morss. More information about Mort Morss can be found on his website, "Daylily World" located in Lexington, Kentucky:
http://daylilyworld.net/epages/7b84e029-f749-4f4c-9517-cbc6e...

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Paper Butterfly')

According to the ATP database, this is an early bloomer with possible rebloom. It shows rust resistance. AHS awards for this cultivar include: Award of Merit: 1990, Honorable Mention: 1987, LAA: 1998, DCS: 1987. It is both pod and pollen fertile. Paper Butterfly has 106 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/14137/







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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Paper Butterfly')
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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Aug 25, 2015 7:18 PM CST

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@Trish obtained this plant last fall and our bloomed this year. It seems to be an instant rebloomer, and its blooms are amazing.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 26, 2015 5:53 PM CST
I received Paper Butterfly almost a year ago. It has been in a container and bloomed twice this Spring/early Summer. First bloom was on April 17, 2015. I used it's pollen on a lot of other blooms because I liked it so much! It was also pod fertile. It will be interesting to see what those future seedlings produce.

I recorded the stats on the very first scape. 13 buds on 3 branches. It did show some rust, but not an excessive amount. Maybe a 2.0 - 2.5 rating? I am probably pulling that range out of the air because I am not exactly sure how to rate rust resistance.

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caitlinsgarden
Aug 29, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Grows well in zone 4B - NE Iowa. One of the earliest bloomers, and it seems to bloom a long time.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 29, 2015 4:05 PM CST
I like this one, it is a good performer for me and is photogenic also
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 31, 2015 7:19 PM CST
It will rebloom here if it is treated well.
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Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Sep 1, 2015 10:50 AM CST
Nice daylily! The first of mine to open. I had a huge clump that bloomed its head off. Does very well in zone 5/6 and foliage stayed decent looking all season.
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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Sep 1, 2015 11:03 AM CST
Fantastic photo, Amy! Thumbs up
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Sep 1, 2015 11:29 AM CST
I used to have it but the only thing I remember is that it used to put up very early scapes indeed that were abnormal. Sometimes it bloomed again properly at a more normal time. I don't still have it but I don't recall why.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Sep 30, 2016 11:36 AM CST
This year Paper Butterfly was disappointing. It was transplanted from a large nursery pot into a new raised bed in October 2015. It bloomed on May 22, 2016. One scape only. No re-bloom. It is currently 5 very small fans, but was only 2 larger fans when I initially received it. Despite the size of the fans, it is actually increasing. Perhaps transplant shock or heat dormancy as it is a sev? I did not record any other stats this year.

This is a bloom photo from this year. Blooms have been consistent:
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I do love this cultivar and hope it thrives here soon!! Lovey dubby
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