Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Mister Butters

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 5, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Mister Butters' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2006 by udy Davisson. Judy is also known as "Davi" here on ATP! Check out her website for more of her beautiful daylily creations: http://www.picturetrail.com/davijk

A wonderful interview with Judy can be viewed here: http://hemaholicsanonymous.blogspot.com/2011/02/meet-judy-da... as well as this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly5jfW1WhKo

Juli started this thread about Judy Davisson: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Judy Davisson" in Daylilies forum

Mister Butters is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It currently has 1 registered child: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/57619/

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mister Butters') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.





Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the NGA Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mister Butters')
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Name: Chuck
northern IL. (Zone 5a)
hubcap
Jul 5, 2016 7:41 PM CST
this is the first full year that it is in the garden and it's about 37" tall, it put up 2 scapes so far and I have not seen any rebloom scapes yet. the flower looks just like I see in the pictures a nice bright lemon yellow to my eyes. I can't wait to see it in clump form and seeing it perform like I have read on all the reports from everyone.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Jul 5, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Well, performance has been uneven here. For a few years, I was disappointed. I got no rebloom and bud count was not good. Last year, after having divided the plant the previous fall, I actually got a little rebloom. This year, with many plants having short scapes, the scapes were moderately shorter. So I have yet to have great performance in this climate, but the bloom is a very appealing bright shade of yellow (not like the soft yellow in some pictures).

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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Jul 5, 2016 8:51 PM CST
I received this plant as a bonus from Park Lane Dayliy Gardens. It has not bloomed yet as I only received it a few weeks ago. Hopefully it will bloom later this season.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 5, 2016 9:19 PM CST
Pat - Can you do an update on this cultivar once it blooms? I would love to get the stats from your plant and tip you an acorn for your evaluation.
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Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Ispahan
Jul 5, 2016 9:26 PM CST
I think northern rebloom is very season dependent, just like branching and bud count. Last year, my established clump bloomed from June 27 to August 29, a total of an incredible 63 days. Most fans put up three scapes each (!).

This year MISTER BUTTERS appears to be suffering from the weather. It put up poorly branched scapes with reduced bud count this year. It started blooming on June 20 and is now almost bloomed out. Only two fans have sent up single rebloom scapes. I think this difference in performance is entirely due to weather and has nothing to do with the actual quality of the plant. It is capable of putting on a stellar performance.

Even during an unexpected "off" season, this is a VERY showy garden plant and will draw your eye from across the garden while in bloom. It is very heavily and pleasantly fragrant as well!

It was also recently awarded an Honorable Mention from the AHS. A very well-deserved congratulations to Davi!

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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Jul 5, 2016 9:47 PM CST
MISTER BUTTERS has been growing in my garden since last August. I planted two fans late and not in the greatest soil. I did put newspaper around it and mulched with cedar chips.
It is growing two feet from a large patch of well established wild roses that love to send out underground runners to increase its territory.

I came back from Oklahoma in May, you guess;

1. It was being over run by the roses.
2. Each fan divided into two giving four fans.
3. Each fan sent up three scapes, one a week or so before the other two.
4. It bloomed early

Charley
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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Jul 5, 2016 9:53 PM CST
If you guessed all four, you are correct.

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This photo is from Judy's website. I can see no reason mine won't look like this in a little while.

Charley

P.S. I have cut the roses way back. We have about a hundred feet of them on our west boundary, six to eight feet deep and four to five feet high, they won't notice.
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Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
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TreeClimber
Jul 6, 2016 7:59 AM CST
This is a stand out in my zone 5 garden ......... increases quickly to form a fabulous clump with beautiful foliage and lots of scapes and blooms. Things are just getting started here, and I still have very little blooming, but Mister Butters is starting to put on a fabulous display.
Photo taken on July 5th, 2016.

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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Jul 6, 2016 12:53 PM CST
beckygardener said:Pat - Can you do an update on this cultivar once it blooms? I would love to get the stats from your plant and tip you an acorn for your evaluation.


I will be more than glad to give you an update. It seems to be coming along rather nicely even though we haven't had enough rain.
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Jul 6, 2016 9:09 PM CST
A big bright one that does great here.
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Ahead
Jul 7, 2016 11:59 AM CST
I like Mr. Butters,
I like toast and jam,

Ah, an oldie but a goodie! Please note...I am not a big yellow guy! But Davi has slowly turned my head towards them by introducing some of the most amazing yellows I grow. THE CONSPIRACY THEORY has tipped me over the edge, but Mr.BUTTERS surely got me to that point. . Bright!!!
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Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Ispahan
Jul 7, 2016 8:27 PM CST
I agree about CONSPIRACY THEORY. Even newly planted it has been quite a performer. And meanwhile Judy's WIGGLY PIGGLY and MISTER GREEN JEANS are putting shows to beat the band!
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 7, 2016 10:58 PM CST
Three Davissons here, all disappointments. The best is Mister Butters, in its fourth year and has never put up a scape higher than maybe 24 inches. I have never gotten the listed bud count, either. Nevertheless, I love the flower, lemon yellows are my favorite shade of yellow and it is fragrant. When I bought these, I was careful to go for the semi-evergreens, for Judy makes a point about her hard dormants not doing well in warmer climates. Mister Butters is planted in what I consider a premier spot, plenty of sunshine, plenty of water, good soil and some fertilization. IMO, it should be doing wonderfully well, but now I wonder if it needs that colder climate to perform the way it should.
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Ahead
Jul 8, 2016 8:51 AM CST
Maybe you have:

I can't believe it's not Mr. butters?

Not sure what is going on down in Texas, but I took this picture this morning, and it is perfection...height, buds, color. Not special treatment here, just lots of company...I plant em tight!


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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 8, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Steve, thanks for your input. All my Davissons came straight from Judy so I have to believe I have the real one. I sure wish the one here was like yours, just love it.
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Ahead
Jul 8, 2016 10:52 AM CST
I am zone 5. All I can say is that they love it here.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 8, 2016 1:24 PM CST
Avedon, not sure you got the joke by Steve, it was just a play on some advertising. I don't think he doubted you have the real 'Mister Butters'.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 8, 2016 1:27 PM CST
I was actually thinking about adding 'Mister Butters' to my list, glad to see your post. I know one of the best things about being here on this site is the feedback you can get from people with similar climates. Anyone down in the deep south growing 'Mister Butters'?
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Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Ahead
Jul 8, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Correct Larry...lol.

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