Introduced: 1932
Height: 27"
Ploidy: Diploid
Habit: Dormant
Bloom time: Early Mid, Extended, Rebloom
Bloom size: 2.5"
Bloom type: Single
Not Fragrant

In the introduction year, A.B. Stout described it as:
" The seedling to be propagated as the clon Bijou Daylily is now only two years old and it has thus far been grown on rather poor soil. It has shown a noteworthy vigor in the rapid spread of root-stocks in the crown, which makes for rapid propagation. The scapes have reached a height of about two feet, which is considerably lower than the scapes of most of the F1 hybrids of H. multiflora. The scapes are stiffly erect and much branched and they bear numerous flowers which average about 2.5 inches in spread. The flowers are full, and the segments are spreading but not strongly reflexed. The ground color is a shade of orange, showing clear in the throat of the flower but otherwise strongly overcast with rich fulvous red in a combination of sprightly color effects. The season of flowering is in July. The foliage is abundant, rather erect-ascending, with the upper levels only slightly below the flowers.
The seed parent of the Bijou is a sister seedling of the Mikado Daylily (see Addisonia 15: pl. 487) and it is a complex hybrid having in its immediate ancestry the species H. aurantiaca, H. flava, and H. fulva clon Europa. The plant of H. multiflora used as the pollen parent of the Bijou Daylily has tall, erect, much-branched scapes and it is somewhat earlier in blooming than the other plants of the species. The Bijou Daylily is a hybrid with four distinct species involved in its parentage. As to flower color it is to be classed as fulvous; in flower size it is very similar to the H. multiflora but the flowers are of a different shape.
In its general ensemble of characters, the Bijou Daylily is a somewhat distinct and new type among the horticultural daylilies. "
( cited from: Journal of the New York Botanical Garden, 1932, vol. 33, p. 1-4 )