Bluebird Butterfly
*Bluebird Butterfly

*BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY (Stamile,P.) TET 4249-A (Fractal x Bit Of Blue) 28” MlRe. emo. Ev. 4” x 2.5” x 1.5”. 5-way branching. 35-40 buds.
    BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY is the bluest eyed daylily that we have done to date. The eye in the early flowers is exceptionally blue and edged in fuchsia (the image shows early bloom). The edge reverses this pattern with the blue on the outside of the edge and fuchsia on the inside. Like all bluish eyes I have seen, the flowers become more greyed lavender or slate lavender as they continue to bloom. This tells me that we, in the world of daylilies with our somewhat variable colors, will have to achieve a real saturated navy blue eye which then can undergo transition to medium blue. In this quest I think BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY is going to be a most important parent for exploring blue in the daylily.
    BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY best illustrates what I was initially trying to do with the “butterflies”: lots of smaller flowers with a high intensity of bloom like a cloud of butterflies in the garden. Smaller flowers must have high bloom density to have garden impact and BLUEBIRD BUTTERFLY achieves this. Pretty. Fertile both ways.