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Daylily, Buttered Popcorn

Buttered Popcorn has large flowers that have a butter-yellow self and are fragrant! In 1958, plant breeder Fred Benzinger decided to specialize in Daylilies. Good thing, ‘cuz thirteen years later he introduced Buttered Popcorn to Daylily enthusiasts. This classic tetraploid cultivar quickly became a favorite, and made Daylily history as an All America winner. The scapes (the stems that support the blossoms) tend to grow to multiple heights, producing buttery-colored flowers at different levels – like popping corn. It’s a large flowered variety, with blooms as wide as 6″ in diameter, and it has a long bloom period. Some say it looks like a yellow peony!

The Daylily is a basic for any garden, requiring minimal care. This perennial grows almost anywhere and is not particular about the soil conditions. They can be used for borders, groups or naturalizing. Daylilies are clump forming and multiply freely.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
DY170BAG Daylily, Buttered Popcorn 25 24 $37.25

Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 32"
Spacing 12-15"
Hardiness Zones 4-8, Very Hardy
Exposure Sun to partial shade
Foliage Full, deep green, grass-like
Flower 6" butter-yellow
Bloomtime Mid - late

General Information +

Botanical: Hemerocallis

Common: Daylily

Family: Liliaceae

General Characteristics: Daylilies multiply rapidly and clumps may be divided in spring or fall when plants become overcrowded.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Slug Resistant

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.