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May 12, 2018 6:01 PM CST Admin
Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Background history:

'Baby Blue Eyes' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 1998 by Shooter-E..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2005
ATG: 2011

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Baby Blue Eyes') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Baby Blue Eyes')
May 14, 2018 9:43 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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I bought a triple fan of Baby Blue Eyes in 2016. It bloomed the first season and I used the pollen successfully for hybridizing that summer. It did not bloom last year, 2017. An overhanging tree branch was shading it more last summer because of an extremely wet season. This spring we pruned the tree back and much more sun is reaching this part of the garden now, so it should bloom better.

I went out and counted fans, and this spring, 2018, it has 13 fans, so it is a vigorous grower. It also came up early and well even with a cold, late spring this year. I hope to see blooms this year.
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May 16, 2018 6:18 AM CST
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
I have grown 'Baby Blue Eyes' for many years and I agree it can be a vigorous grower. However, I suspect that it is not the strongest grower when conditions are less than perfect. It bloomed year after year until it had a bit of weed competition when it stopped blooming. Considering the size of the clump (large) when the competition occurred, its response was surprising as it immediately stopped flowering.
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May 17, 2018 9:26 PM CST
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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I have grown BBE for several years and it is a vigorous grower. The pictures above are an accurate representation. I do not get a lot of branching or buds per scape, but it makes up for it with its increase and good scape to fan ratio.

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Jan 11, 2022 2:19 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Eagle Bay, New York (Zone 3b)
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I have had Baby Blue Eyes for 5 years, growing it very successfully in zone 3.

In 2020, I cross-pollinated BBE to Forsyth Flaming Snow and put the resulting seedlings of the "double cross" in my gardens last year, in 2021 ... waiting for flowers either this year or next to see what happened, but it turned out that it was definitely both pod and pollen fertile!
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