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Aug 25, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

"Paper Butterfly" is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1983 by Mort Morss. More information about Mort Morss can be found on his website, "Daylily World" located in Lexington, Kentucky:
http://daylilyworld.net/epages...

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Paper Butterfly')

According to the ATP database, this is an early bloomer with possible rebloom. It shows rust resistance. AHS awards for this cultivar include: Award of Merit: 1990, Honorable Mention: 1987, LAA: 1998, DCS: 1987. It is both pod and pollen fertile. Paper Butterfly has 106 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/paren...







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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Paper Butterfly')
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Aug 25, 2015 7:18 PM CST
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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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@Trish obtained this plant last fall and our bloomed this year. It seems to be an instant rebloomer, and its blooms are amazing.
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Aug 26, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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I received Paper Butterfly almost a year ago. It has been in a container and bloomed twice this Spring/early Summer. First bloom was on April 17, 2015. I used it's pollen on a lot of other blooms because I liked it so much! It was also pod fertile. It will be interesting to see what those future seedlings produce.

I recorded the stats on the very first scape. 13 buds on 3 branches. It did show some rust, but not an excessive amount. Maybe a 2.0 - 2.5 rating? I am probably pulling that range out of the air because I am not exactly sure how to rate rust resistance.

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Aug 29, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
Grows well in zone 4B - NE Iowa. One of the earliest bloomers, and it seems to bloom a long time.
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Aug 29, 2015 4:05 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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I like this one, it is a good performer for me and is photogenic also
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Aug 31, 2015 7:19 PM CST
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
It will rebloom here if it is treated well.
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Sep 1, 2015 10:50 AM CST
Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Nice daylily! The first of mine to open. I had a huge clump that bloomed its head off. Does very well in zone 5/6 and foliage stayed decent looking all season.
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Sep 1, 2015 11:03 AM CST
Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Fantastic photo, Amy! Thumbs up
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Sep 1, 2015 11:29 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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I used to have it but the only thing I remember is that it used to put up very early scapes indeed that were abnormal. Sometimes it bloomed again properly at a more normal time. I don't still have it but I don't recall why.
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Sep 30, 2016 11:36 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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This year Paper Butterfly was disappointing. It was transplanted from a large nursery pot into a new raised bed in October 2015. It bloomed on May 22, 2016. One scape only. No re-bloom. It is currently 5 very small fans, but was only 2 larger fans when I initially received it. Despite the size of the fans, it is actually increasing. Perhaps transplant shock or heat dormancy as it is a sev? I did not record any other stats this year.

This is a bloom photo from this year. Blooms have been consistent:
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I do love this cultivar and hope it thrives here soon!! Lovey dubby
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Dec 17, 2016 5:53 PM CST
Name: Susan Ridder
Taylor Mill, KY (Zone 6b)
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Another one I let go this year due to slow increase. Nice blooms and colors.
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Dec 17, 2016 6:25 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I acquired this plant on June 17, 2015 and it had some nice blooms it's first year. This year 2016 it had even more blooms and as you can see from the below photos it bloomed for a long time. 04-27-2016
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07-10-2016
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Jul 4, 2017 10:03 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Paper Butterfly was not blooming this morning when I went down to the garden. I pulled eleven dead scapes off one clump. It had two way branching and average height of 25 inches per scape with a bud count of 10. This plant is two years old now, I ordered the plant from one vendor and it was a gift plant from a second vendor. Both plants have formed decent clumps, they have bloomed every year, and produce beautiful blooms. Both clumps are planted down in the very wet bog bed, and have managed to do pretty well there.
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Jun 17, 2018 10:02 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I transplanted some of the 'Paper Butterfly' plants back in September 2017 to make room for another variety. Those plants did very well in the transfer and bloomed early this year back on April 20th. I also dug up the plants left down in the bog and raised them up and put them back in the same spot. They never missed a beat and bloomed very well again this year.
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Nov 9, 2020 10:53 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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I've had Paper Butterfly for about nine years. It's done great, always blooms for a long time, usually with multiple blooms appearing. It gets some shade during the day, which doesn't seem to be a problem.
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Nov 10, 2020 8:33 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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This year (2020) was another great year for 'Paper Butterfly'. Right now it has the only living scape left and it has a few buds, they will probably never bloom, but this plant had a very long and productive bloom season!
The daylily bud finally opened in December, I actually missed the bloom the day it opened and only found it two days later before it fell off, but it did open.
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Oct 24, 2021 8:28 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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2021 was a bad year for Paper Butterfly. It barely did anything. I did a lot around that area, removing Fula and Kwanso. Maybe I took out some of the Paper Butterfly too, by accident. I only saw six blooms, three on the same day. It bloomed for a short week and a half from July 16 to July 25. Sure this hope this does better next year!

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