Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Kaskel
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Early
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 3.3
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: cream yellow with raspberry eyezone
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2003
Honorable Mention: 1999
RWM: 2002

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: (Paper Butterfly x (Kate Carpenter x sdlg)) x Stairway to Heaven
Child plants: 26 child plants

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Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2018-07-20
Hardy and a good bloomer in my northern garden.
Location: My house
Date: June 20, 2023
Daylily Etched Eyes after the rain.
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2020-07-22
Etched Eyes, in 5-way poly bloom

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Location: Southern California
Date: 2020-04-29
Location: Warne, NC
Date: 2020-07-02
ETCHED EYES
Location: Carleton Place, Ontario Canada
Date: 2016-09-10
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2023-07-21
Etched Eyes at 6 a.m., after thunderstorms all night ... 4 x4 pol
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-08-13
daylily Etched Eyes
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2020-07-22
Etched Eyes, poly, up close

Date: 2020-06-20

Date: 2010-10-01
Poly...can't go wrong with this one in your collection!
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-19
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Etched Eyes') up close
Location: Québec
Date: 2020-07-16
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-07-21
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2020-08-01
Etched Eyes
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-21
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Etched Eyes') bloom

Photo Courtesy of A-1 Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2011-07-29

Date: 2013-07-26
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Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-07-25
Uploaded by mantisOH

Date: 2011-07-07
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-08-13
daylily Etched Eyes

Date: 1980-01-01
Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-07-27

Date: 2016-06-12

Photo Courtesy of Alcovy Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
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Location: Northville, MI
Date: July 7, 2020, 11:01 AM

Photo courtesy of Paul Aucoin of Shantih Daylily Gardens.
Location: Manchester, PA
Date: 2021-06-29

Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-7-17
daylily Etched Eyes

Posted with permission and photographed by Jim Healey http://www.
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Date: 2004-08-02
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: My garden

Courtesy of Peace on Earth Gardens Used with permission
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Photo courtesy of Daylilies of Kenefick
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-21
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Etched Eyes') up close

Photo Courtesy of May's Acres Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Knoxville, TN
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-7-28
daylily Etched Eyes

Photo Courtesy of Earlybird Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2004-07-23
Location: My garden in zone 5/6 Indiana. 
Date: 6/21/14

Photo Courtesy of 5 Acre Farm Daylilies Used With Permission
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Image courtesy of Johnson Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Saksa Daylily Farm. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-22
Etched Eyes
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-21
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Etched Eyes') scapes, buds and blooms
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-21
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Etched Eyes') loads of buds

Photo Courtesy of Keast Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Comments:
  • Posted by Scatterbrain (Yorkshire, UK - Zone 8a) on Jun 30, 2017 12:38 PM concerning plant:
    I have had this in my garden in Yorkshire, UK (North of England) for several years now. Although it is a strong vigorous grower which produces lots of buds it unfortunately doesn't open well at all for me here despite being described as a good early morning opener and it does not stand up to wet weather well at all (of which we get a lot in Yorkshire!)

    Maybe it is just not getting enough sun here, based on my personal experience I would not recommend it for cold, wet climates.

    It is going to be removed from my garden as it just never looks good.
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