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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, because 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!

Tetraploid daylilies have larger and thicker leaves and flowers, stronger flower scapes, more intense coloration and increased vigor. Because of the difference in the number of chromosomes, diploid and tetraploid daylilies cannot be crossbred to produce new types. While most of the major daylily awards have gone to diploid selections, much of the excitement among daylily enthusiasts in the last few years has been about Tetraploids.

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.

*Each unit of Bulk Perennials includes Pot Tags free of charge.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
DY170BAG Daylily Buttered Popcorn 25 25 $49.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Hemerocallis
Common Name Daylily
Family Liliaceae
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

Planting/Care Instructions +

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.

Pests or Diseases: Slug Resistant