Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Marsh
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1970
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5.25 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.1
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: Lavender with near blue eyezone and green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 1976
Honorable Mention: 1973
JC: 1970

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: Diploid
Parentage: Prairie Hills x Lavender Flight
Child plants: 74 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Location: Tennille Georgia
Date: 5/23//24
Mid morning photo
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: 2019-06-16
Location: Tennille Georgia
Date: 5/15/24
New bloom on 2 year old plant. 1st bloom of the season.
Location: My garden.
Date: 2010-08-26
Location: Burlington, NC
Date: 2020-06-21
Location: Mark's Park (home) zone 6a
Date: 2021-08-10
Prairie Blue Eyes
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-15

Date: 2005-07-23
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 24, 2019
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2009-07-24
 11:01 am. In the morning, the blue eye is seen.
Location: Mid-Missouri, USA
Date: 2020-07-16
Recently transplanted but still putting on a show

Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
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Location: My garden, KY
Date: 2021-07-03
Location: Georgia, USA
Date: 2021-06-03
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-22
"Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes', 2017, [Daylily], hem-ur -oh-KA
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: June 26, 2021
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: 2019-06-16
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2014-07-14
Location: Wisconsin zone 5a
Date: 2017-072-13
Location: Tennille Georgia
Date: 7/31/23
Early morning photo on new plant

Photo Courtesy of Fairyscape Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-22
"Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes', 2017, [Daylily], hem-ur -oh-KA
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2015-05-31
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-07-30
 8:00 pm. A dusky, bluey purple by evening.
Location: Warne, NC
Date: 2016-02-22
Prairie Blue Eyes
Location: Shamong, NJ
Date: July 7, 2021 -  AM
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01

Date: 2014-05-31
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2017-06-28
this plant was placed in shade by the prior owner, which slows th
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-06-03
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-07-13
Location: Cleveland
Date: 2019-07-12
Prairie Blue Eyes

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of A-1 Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2017-07-13
photo credit: Robert Duval

Date: 2006-07-04
   Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
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Location: Lenora, Kansas
Date: 7-10-2018

Date: 2018-06-27
Location: northern california zone 9b
Date: 2013-10-10
Prairie Blue Eyes

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Photo courtesy of Daylilies of Kenefick
Location: my front yard
Date: 2010-07-02
Uploaded by touchofsky
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2006-07-28
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2006-06-08
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-07-07
FFO 2015

Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Pruden of Lily House
Location: Melvindale, Mi. 48122
Date: Mid season 2005
This plant is a very hardy evergreen in my zone 5 garden.

Date: 2011-05-04
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2019-07-23
photo credit: Robert Duval
Location: my garden square bed
Date: 2015-05-23

Photo Courtesy of QB Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2018-07-10
photo credit: Robert Duval
Uploaded by philljm
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: August 2016
Uploaded by robertduval14
Location: my garden square bed
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2018-07-11- First bloom
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2015-06-02
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2020-07-18
Photo credit: Robert Duval
Location: Youngsville, LA
Date: 2017-06-28
By tabbycat
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-06-18
Location: Local garden Lexington, KY
Date: 2014-06-30
Location: Cleveland
Date: 2019-07-12
Prairie Blue Eyes (right)

Date: 2003-07-29
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Kent, UK
Date: 2011-07-23

Date: 2014-07-03
Location: northern california zone 9b
Date: 2013-10-01
Prairie Blue Eyes

Posted with permission and photographed by Marianne Joordens http
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2016-07-24
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2014-06-22

Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: June 2012

Date: 06/18/21
Uploaded by philljm

Photo Courtesy of Garfield Gardens Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2020-07-18
Photo credit: Robert Duval

Photo Courtesy of Keast Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: Cleveland
Date: 2019-07-12
Prairie Blue Eyes (right)

Date: 2009-08-15
Credit Paul Paradis
Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-08-11

Date: 2007-05-24
Posted with permission and photographed by Tanarae Tomlinson http
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Comments:
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 10, 2018 5:37 PM concerning plant:
    This has turned out to be a pretty variety and a favorite. I was sent 20 free unmarked plants with an order last Spring 2017 from Gilbert Wild & Sons. Last Summer 1/2 bloomed as 'Frans Hals' and 1/2 as 'Prairie Blue Eyes'. I didn't have either, so they were a delightful surprise. This year they are established and 'Prairie' got to be 26" tall with 5" flowers with that faint bluish eye zone that I love.They are just finishing June 10th after blooming late April through all of May.
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 21, 2014 7:34 PM concerning plant:
    Another classic daylily that still holds its own against the "latest and greatest" of today's DL's. Very fast increase on this one.
  • Posted by mariemoye (Tennille Georgia - Zone 8a) on May 23, 2024 6:30 PM concerning plant:
    I have noticed that in the 3 years I've had prairie blue eyes, the 1st year I just wasn't sure it was blue. Second year it was really light and barely an eyezone. Today I listed the picture and it finally looks like prairie blue eyes. Do you all have that problem?
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On September 26, 2015 Transplanted
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piksihk On May 23, 2015 Bloomed
robertduval14 On July 18, 2020 Bloomed
robertduval14 On July 5, 2018 Bloomed
robertduval14 On July 11, 2017 Bloomed
robertduval14 On July 24, 2016 Bloomed
value4dollars On June 1, 2014 Obtained plant
DIP
Seedfork On May 10, 2018 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant this year.
Seedfork On April 23, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant for the year.
Seedfork On October 20, 2017 Maintenance performed
Moved the big clump down by the back fence and divided it. Moved up to the veg. garden area.
Seedfork On April 23, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
First scape ever on this plant.
Seedfork On April 21, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Divided into six different clumps. Replanted some, potted some to give away.
Seedfork On April 21, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
While dividing the big clump found two hidden scapes
Seedfork On March 19, 2015 Obtained plant
Obtained plant from G.H. Wild
beckygardener On April 11, 2016 Obtained plant
Received 8 fans from Regina (scflowers).
tabbycat On March 21, 2024 Maintenance performed
Found several plants in a good size pot. its an early bloomer but dormant in winter if I remember right.
tabbycat On January 20, 2023 Miscellaneous Event
Dug about 8 plants by front dining window to relocate. Think I got all as Im backing that bed up 12".
tabbycat On June 15, 2022 Bloomed
Only a few blooms I think its competing with plants overtaking it so will move this pretty mid bloomer & put in a pot
tabbycat On October 25, 2021 Maintenance performed
Removed clump in West Day Lily Bed & sold so only have plants in front flower bed
tabbycat On May 21, 2021 Bloomed
1st for '21 & in front of house
tabbycat On April 28, 2020 Bloomed
1st of 2020 W bed/ front May 1
tabbycat On May 9, 2019 Bloomed
1st of 2019 then over a month.
CiCi On June 8, 2024 Bloomed
CiCi On June 3, 2023 Bloomed
CiCi On June 14, 2022 Bloomed
kertle62 On July 2, 2021 Bloomed
paleohunter On April 6, 2021 Transplanted
paleohunter On October 3, 2020 Potted up
DeweyRooter On September 9, 2021 Obtained plant
Received five healthy fans from alilyfan (Nancy G.). Potted up.
SuperHappyCamper On October 21, 2021 Obtained plant
Received from tabbycat
klc210 On June 10, 2010 Obtained plant
June 12, 2010: Obtained plant (Purchased from Hahn's Nursery)
June 22, 2010: Transplanted (Planted 2 plants in backyard along very back of fence in area with border. )
May 16, 2015: Miscellaneous Event (Divided 2 original plants. Got 3 additional plants from that division for a total of 5 plants.)
May 17, 2015: Transplanted (Planted 3 new plants in back left of the carport. Spread these plants with a bush between each plant.)
October 30, 2022: Miscellaneous Event (Divided 2 plants still in the backyard by fence. Ended up getting an additional 20-30 plants. )
November 5, 2022: Transplanted (Started planting about 10 new plants spread throughout bordered area along fence in backyard. Started running out of time to transplant the 10-20 remaining new plants since I wanted to make sure they were in the ground early enough to root before the first frost. Dug one big hole and just put them all into there. I'll finishing dividing them and planting them in the spring. I'll also divide plants next to carport in the spring.)
November 12, 2022: Maintenance performed (Using Harris's Neem Concentrate sprayed entire plant & ground surrounding plant to soak into soil & roots. )
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