Past Plants of the Day forum→Daylily of the Day: Baby Blue Eyes

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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Hybridizer Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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May 12, 2018 6:01 PM CST Admin

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')
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Irises Peonies Butterflies Birds
Bee Lover Region: Canadian Ponds Garden Art Dog Lover Cat Lover
May 14, 2018 9:43 AM CST
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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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
May 16, 2018 6:18 AM CST
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.
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
May 17, 2018 9:26 PM CST
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.

David Zone 5

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