Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Blue-breasted Bee-eater

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jul 1, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Blue-breasted Bee-eater' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2011 by Ludlow Lambertson. Ludlow and his wife, Rachel, hybridize daylilies at "Art Gallery Gardens" in Lake Helen, Florida. See their website at:

Blue-breasted Bee-eater is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It is pod fertile with currently 3 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Blue-breasted Bee-eater') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Blue-breasted Bee-eater')
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Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
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Jul 3, 2016 4:57 AM CST
I've had Blue Breasted Bee Eater for 2 years now. In this humid, extreme heat of the Texas gulf coast, this daylily has survived, bloomed, and rebloomed. Where rust is ALWAYS a problem, this plant still performs. I like it.
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Jul 3, 2016 10:07 AM CST
Does anyone else have comments on this one? I planted it this spring so would like to know how it does in the north.
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Name: Tommy B.
St. James, Missouri (Zone 5b)
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Jul 5, 2016 11:05 PM CST
Outstanding choice Becky!! I love Lambertson's intro's and have what the "normal folks" crowd would probably say is too many. That whole normal crowd has a problem thinking I have a daylily problem anyway, so I don't pay them much mind. I don't have Blue-Breasted Bee-Eater and would be curious to know how this one does in the North. That being said, I probably have 20 or more of Lambertson's intros and despite living in Missouri where Freeze/Thaw Winters are the norm, these Florida flowers have been real troopers here. The one exception being painted pattern which will say tolerates the Winter weather here. Still have no regrets with it, always have mulch and a heavy rock or too if needed. Also, thanks for reminding me I need to start on the current "got to have" list. lol
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Jul 6, 2016 6:09 AM CST
This was one of my favorites added this spring. It bloomed within a few weeks and I loved it. I only had a few blooms as this was the first season in my garden, but I'm looking to add more. It was a huge flower with substance. I won two fans on the Lily Auction and I see a small new fan peeking out between the two mature fans.

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