Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Emperor Butterfly') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Munson-R.W.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.7
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: violet orchid mauve blend with yellow violet eyezone and yellow green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1993

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
Parentage: Corfu x Royal Saracen
Child plants: 15 child plants

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies

'Emperor Butterfly' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 12, 2015.

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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2017-09-04
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2018-06-03
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2018-06-12
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Location: Franklin, TN (near Nashville)Date: 2011-07-07
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2006-06-25
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2010-06-09
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Plant Events from our members
beckygardener On October 4, 2015 Transplanted
Planted in raised bed.
beckygardener On July 30, 2015 Obtained plant
Received 5 fans from Miss Becky's Lily Farm. Potted up.
Seedfork On March 3, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant totally disappeared
Seedfork On April 26, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Observed first scape
Seedfork On April 23, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Observed first scape
Seedfork On June 17, 2015 Obtained plant
Received from Country Lane Daylilies, planted the same day.
Friesfan1 On September 11, 2019 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant seems to be missing. Probably winter kill. Unable to locate.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
June 2019 blooms by Jillz Jul 3, 2019 1:31 PM 632
June 2019 Seedlings by beckygardener Jul 2, 2019 4:45 AM 440
Favorite daylily pics to help us thru winter by bluegrassmom Mar 5, 2020 8:32 PM 915
June 2017 Blooms by Altheabyanothername Aug 10, 2017 11:40 PM 645
Other plants that just won't grow in your garden? by Seedfork Dec 19, 2016 7:55 PM 4
What are YOU adding for 2017!!! by Nysbadmk8 Oct 13, 2017 9:27 AM 1,374
May blooms 2016 by scflowers Jun 1, 2016 4:32 PM 380
Daylily Garden Themes by mom2cjemma Feb 4, 2020 6:17 PM 69
Do you own any surviving southern dormants? by beckygardener Mar 17, 2016 1:58 PM 76
So unexpected...first scape of the year! by Seedfork May 11, 2016 7:09 AM 213
Which cultivars appear to exhibit rust resistance in your garden? by beckygardener May 30, 2018 9:42 AM 11
Second Daylily of the Day cultivar poll by beckygardener Nov 1, 2015 5:43 AM 42
What new Daylily cultivars did you add this year. by kssmith Aug 20, 2015 8:31 AM 72
Your Best Daylily Parents by GDJCB Aug 6, 2015 1:58 PM 81
What are your favorite older dls that are keepers? by bluegrassmom Jul 31, 2015 10:50 AM 121
July, 2015 seedlings by GDJCB Jul 17, 2016 6:41 AM 352
June 2015 Blooms by kidfishing Jul 2, 2015 3:39 PM 635
Daylily Alphabet - Show us Your "E's" by Hemlady Mar 16, 2020 10:59 PM 76
July 2014 Blooms by Hemlady Aug 2, 2014 4:58 PM 589
Daylilies that look like this? by AnnaSartin May 21, 2014 7:28 PM 11

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