Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Morss
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 24 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Early
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: cream peach and blue violet blend with blue violet eyezone and green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 1990
Honorable Mention: 1987
LAA: 1998
DCS: 1987

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: ((sdlg x Chicago Two Bits) x Thais) x ((Silver Veil x Knave) x (Chicago Mist x Chicago Mist))
Child plants: 113 child plants

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  • Daylily

'Paper Butterfly' was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 26, 2015.
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Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2021-06-26
Location: Jacksonville, Texas
Date: 2015-06-19
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Location: MY GARDEN
Date: 2005-06-14

Date: 2008-07-07
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2018-06-23
Paper Butterfly
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2018-08-15
poly blooms
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-04-27
Location: Southern Michigan
Uploaded by mattsmom
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 21, 2022
Location: Burlington, NC
Date: 2022-05-31
Location: Stoneham MA

Photo Courtesy of Earlybird Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Uploaded by blue23rose
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: July 2021
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2020-07-06
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2017-04-20
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-28
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Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 22, 2021
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-05-12
Location: Tabby's Garden
Date: 2012-07-08
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-06-09
Location: Northern California Zone 9b
Date: 2014-06-28
Paper Butterfly bloom, 10 am, 86 degrees, shaded area.
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2014-07-05

Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2005-06-01
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-28
Uploaded by Hemophobic

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2018-05-16
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: 2018-06-18
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2012-06-11
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2023-07-09
Paper Butterfly
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: 2018-06-28
Location: In my Wisconsin, zone 4 garden.
Date: 2015-07-16

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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-07-24
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-07-24
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Date: 1999-07-01
Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of May's Acres Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2012-01-31

Photo Courtesy of Keast Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2012-06-25
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: June 24, 2012
photo by James Steakley
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-07-20
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Date: 2019-06-04

Date: 2001-07-24
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of 5 Acre Farm Daylilies Used With Permission
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Location: Rhode Island
Date: 2013-07-04
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2015-04-17
Beautiful early bloomer with rebloom. Shows some rust resistance

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2011-06-09
Location: Northern California Zone 9b
Date: 2014-08-19
Paper Butterfly scape, 10:30 am, 86 degrees, partial shade.

Date: 2006-07-01
Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: My garden
Date: 2010 july
Location: North Carolina
Date: 2023-06-03
Paper Butterfly

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Northern California 9b
Date: 2014-05-01
Paper Butterfly roots.

Date: 2018-06-27

Date: 2008-07-26
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI (DKP)
Date: 7-2008
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2009-07-15
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2009-07-15
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2008-06-06
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2009-06-15
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2008-06-09
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2009-06-17
Uploaded by LiliMerci
Comments:
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 6:42 AM concerning plant:
    Creamy orchid-peach with a broad, shaded blue eyezone; pastel yellow throat. Strong rebloomer. Very early bloom. Plants do best with winter protection. Flowers have a unique form with petals that 'canoe'.
Plant Events from our members
Trish On September 12, 2014 Obtained plant
Seedfork On March 26, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
First scape of all the plants for 2019 was on Paper Butterfly
Seedfork On April 20, 2018 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant for the year.
Seedfork On March 27, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First Scape on this plant this year.
Seedfork On October 11, 2017 Maintenance performed
Bog Clump moved and raised.
Seedfork On September 5, 2017 Maintenance performed
Moved one clump of Paper Butterfly to a dryer location inside the frence.
Seedfork On April 16, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant for the season.
Seedfork On April 1, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
First scapes of the year for this plant
Seedfork On April 27, 2016 Bloomed
First bloom this season
Seedfork On March 29, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Observed first scape on this plant this year.
Seedfork On June 18, 2015 Obtained plant
Received from Amadore Flower Farm
Seedfork On June 17, 2015 Obtained plant
Received as a gift plant from Country Lane Daylilies, one small fan.
beckygardener On October 4, 2015 Transplanted
Planted in raised bed.
beckygardener On August 14, 2014 Obtained plant
Received 2 fans of this plant from Doris (Casshigh). Potted up.
UncleWill On September 12, 2019 Obtained plant
CiCi On June 8, 2024 Bloomed
CiCi On May 30, 2023 Bloomed
CiCi On May 31, 2022 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On March 23, 2023 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant did not return in spring of 2023
DeweyRooter On April 21, 2022 Obtained plant
Received 3F from Sterrett Gardens. Potted up.
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