Early Blooming Daylilies


At Tranquil Lake Nursery, quite a number of daylilies bloom in mid to late June, before the bulk of our daylilies begin to bloom in the first few weeks in July.   These early blooming varieties will add color and interest to your early summer garden. The early blooming daylilies listed below are in good supply. We have smaller numbers of many other early blooming flowers.We ship healthy double-fan divisions or clumps (4-5 fans), unless other-wise indicated. Occasionally, low stock varieties and some new introductions will be shipped as single fans. Our guarantee still applies.


See Our List of Extra Early Blooming Daylilies for very early varieties

Abbreviations used, in sequence:

4"  - Flower size

D. - Dormant (foliage goes totally brown in early winter)

Ex.E - Extra early blooming

M.L. - Late midseason

(CL) - 4-5 fans

S.Ev. - Semi-evergreen ( may retain a small portion of green foliage during winter)

E. - Early blooming

H. M. - Honorable Mention

(T) - Tetraploid

Ev. - Evergreen ( reacts the same as Semi-evergreen here in the North)

E.M. - Early midseason

J. C. - Junior Citation of American Hemerocallis Society

35" - Flower scape height

M. - Midseason

Click here for a list of all available daylilies in alphabetical order 

or here for printable file of our most popular daylilies and iris.

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  ADELA (Griesbach-Hardy) 26", D., E., 6" (T)                              $12.00

Lovely melon flower with pink tones that glows all day. Blooms early and reblooms. H.M. Award. 

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  ALWAYS AFTERNOON (Morss) 22", S.Ev., E., 5 ½" (T)             $18.00

Medium mauve-edged buff with purple eyezone and green throat. Extended blooming and reblooms. H.M., A.M. and Don Stevens and Stout Silver Medal Awards. 

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  APRES MOI (Lambert) 30", D., E., 5 ½”                                       $12.00

Very fragrant violet self with light midrib over a green throat. H.M. Award.

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  APRIL PEOPLE (Elliott) 23", S.Ev., E., 6 ½”                                $18.00

Green-yellow daylily with a green throat. Very fragrant and reblooms. Large and early blooming. 

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  ARRIBA (Griesbach-Hardy) 32", D., E., 5" (T)                          $15.00

Striking dark velvety red with very green throat gives a beautiful effect. Early blooming with extended bloom. H.M. Award. 

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  BEAUTIFUL TEMPLE (Maxwell) 30”, D., E., 8"                              $15.00

Huge light pink flushed with orchid and green throat. Early blooming. Top quality. 

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  BIG TIME HAPPY (Apps) 18", D., Ex.E., 4"                                  $12.00

Small fragrant soft lemon yellow blooms with ruffled edges and a green yellow throat. Blooms early with extended blooming. Reblooms continually to frost. 

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  BLACK-EYED-STELLA (Roberson) 13”, D., E. to V.L., 3 ¼”        $10.00

Small yellow gold with red eyezone. Very long blooming and very floriferous. Attractive blue-green foliage. Nocturnal and extended blooming. Reblooms.  

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  BLUEBERRY TRUMPETS (Sobek) 47", D., E., 3 ¼"                   $25.00

Only a miniature, but what an extraordinary color break Bob has found in this hybrid for our early bloom season. Trumpet like flowers of deep blue-purple with a pleasing creamy green throat tower above the other perennials in the spring garden. Not an unusual bud count at 18 buds per scape, but its multiple scapes, height and color say, “Hey, look at me.” It may seem like a flash appearance but a fabulous color especially when grown with the contrast of other early daylilies like SUZIE WONG or NEON YELLOW. Worth owning for many reasons. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 2006

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  BUCKLIN (Childs) 32”, D., E., 6” (T)                                           $18.00

Large yellow with pale-purple eyezone and tan brushing. Blooms early and reblooms. Extended blooming.  

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  CAROLICOLOSSAL (Powell) 36”, S.Ev., E. to E.M., 10”                $18.00

Enormous muted orangy yellow self with green throat. Wide open-spider form with light fragrance. One of the largest flowered daylilies we grow. Nocturnal and reblooms.

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 CHORUS LINE (Kirchhoff) 20”, D., E., 3 ½”                                 $10.00

Lovely, clear, pink with deeper rose halo above yellow halo and dark green throat. Excellent form with wide, overlapping petals. Nicely ruffled, very fragrant and reblooms. Exceptionally good tasting for salad or desert. J.C. and A.M. Awards

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  CROWN ROYAL (Moldovan) 28”, D., E., 6” (T)                           $18.00

Royal-purple edged white with dark purple eyezone and yellow-green throat. Blooms early and reblooms. H.M. and A.M. Awards. 

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  CUNNING VIXEN (Lambert) 28, D., E., 2 ¾"                               $15.00

Pleasing nocturnal blooming miniature of straw yellow with crisp rose halo above a green throat.

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  DECATUR INTERLUDE (Davidson-Kloman) 28”, D., E., 7” (T)  $18.00

Large, lavender and pale-yellow bicolor with green throat. Early blooming. 

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  DECATUR LIBERATOR (Davidson) 32”, D., E., 7” (T)                $18.00

Large, attractive light-yellow flower with yellow-green throat. Light fragrance and well branched. Extended blooming. Reblooms lightly here.   

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  DOUBLE PASSION (Brown) 25", Ev., E., 6"                                 $18.00

Large lavender-pink double with flaring double center and glowing gold throat. Nice early bloomer. 

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  ELF CAPS (Hudson) 15”, Ev., E., 2 ¼”                                           $18.00

Tiny, ivory yellow with absolutely beautiful form and green throat. Early blooming and low growing. H.M. Award.

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  EMILY BROWN (Russell) 36”, D., E., 5 ½”                                   $18.00

Brilliant glowing orange for the early garden. Tall and very large flower with fantastic six way branching

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  EMMA SUE DEAN (Griesbach) 26”, D., E., 7” (T)                         $18.00

Magnificently formed, intense greenish-yellow flower. Big and beautiful. Blooms early with extended blooming. Reblooms. H.M. Award.

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  FAWN (Warner) 20", D., E., 2 ½"                                                   $15.00

Unusual golden-brown miniature with soft-yellow throat.  Heavy bloom with a long bloom season.   Nocturnal and reblooms.

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  FLAPPER (Gates) 24", S.Ev., E., 5 ½" (T)                                    $15.00

Early blooming, large and ruffled, brick red with green throat. Reblooms. J.C. and H.M. Awards.

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  FOREVER STELLA (Jablonski) 14", D., Ex.E to V.L., 2 ½"         $10.00

Child of Stella de Oro that is even more floriferous, if that can be pictured. Fragrant yellow-gold nocturnal rebloomer.   Perfect in pots or the front of the border.

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  GLOWING DELIGHT (Stevens) 22”, D., E., 5 ¾” (T)                  $10.00

Large, rich luminous glowing-orange flower with yellow throat. Especially fine early blooming variety. Low growing showpiece with vigor.

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  GOLDEN MILESTONE (Jablonski) 26”, D., E., 5 ½” (T)               $12.00

Eye-catching, well formed, heavily ruffled, soft light golden yellow. Super for form and color clarity. Fragrant and extended blooming. Reblooms.

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  GOLDORA (Sobek) 26", D., Ex.E., 2 ½”                                         $15.00

Very early, hot golden orange miniature. 

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  GRAPE HARVEST (Moldovan) 29", D., E., 6" (T)                       $12.00

Deep rosy-purple flower with darker purple eyezone and pale-yellow throat.  Very showy and fine parent for purples. 

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  HAPPY RETURNS (Apps) 18”, D., Ex.E., 3 ⅛”                              $10.00

Nice pale-yellow daylily that blooms early in the season and continues to rebloom until frost. Fragrant extended bloomer.

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  HENNA COPPER (Moldovan) 30", D., E., 5" (T)                          $18.00

Henna-copper daylily with dark blackish-brown eyezone and greenish-yellow throat. Fragrant extended bloomer. Reblooms.

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   HIGH GEISHA (Moldovan) 26", S.Ev., E., 6" (T)                         $15.00

Light pink blend with a cream-green throat. Blooms early and reblooms

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  HOT STUFF (Warner) 28”, S.Ev., E., 3” (T)                                   $15.00

Fantastic butter-yellow mini with greenish-yellow throat. Extended blooming. Reblooms. J.C. Award. 

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  ILLINI PUMPKIN (Varner) 38”, D., E., 5 ½” (T)                         $18.00

Large, early blooming pumpkin-gold daylily. Tall and reblooms.  

  IMPERIAL GUARD (Moldovan) 28”, D., E., 5 ½” (T)                 $18.00

Large, red daylily with yellow-green throat. Blooms early and reblooms.

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  ITSY BITSY SPIDER (Bishop, H.) 35", D., E., 3 ½”                     $15.00

Unusual crispate for on this small lemon-yellow spider self with green throat. A tall early bloomer. 

  KING SIZE (King) 36", S.Ev., E.                                                        $15.00

Very large yellow bitone with faint yellow-brown dusting on edge of petals with green throat.  Among the finest large early yellows.  Excellent substance and spider-like form make this a top quality daylily.

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  LEMON FROST (Hankins) 28”, S.Ev., E., 7” (T)                           $18.00

Long blooming, good sized, tall clear lemon-yellow flower with heavy corduroy texture for the early garden. Fragrant and extended blooming.

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  LEMON LOLLYPOP (Simpson) 24”, D., E., 2 ⅞”                           $12.00

This clear, soft-yellow, nocturnal daylily has blooms that are flat and round with small ruffles. Reblooms for a long season and opens well on cool summer nights. Very fragrant extended bloomer. H.M. and L.P.A. Awards.

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  LITTLE GRAPETTE (Williamson) 12", S.Ev., E., 2"                      $12.00

Tiny miniature, low and beautifully ruffled, purple self with darker eye. Very low growing and early blooming. One of the finest miniatures.

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  LITTLE WINE CUP (Carter-Powell) 20", D., E., 2"                      $10.00

Pretty wine-purple colored miniature with a contrasting green throat. Low growing. Blooms in late June to early July for us and reliably reblooms in September.

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  LOUISE MANELIS (Winniford) 18”, S.Ev., E., 3 ½”                      $18.00

Lovely fine shrimp-pink pony-sized flower with apricot throat. Low growing. Early blooming, reblooms to extend the season. J.C. Award.

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  MARY GUNTER X SPRING FANTASY (Russell) 36”, Ev., E.        $18.00

Early blooming and tall red bicolor. Reblooms.

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  MARY TODD (Fay) 26”, S.Ev., E., 6” (T)                                         $10.00

Large size and wide ruffled petals make this large, clear yellow a true classic. Blooms early. H.M., A.M. and Stout Medal Awards.

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  MAY MAY (Hayward) 30”, S.Ev., E., 3 ½”                                    $12.00

Small, very pale, creamy yellow with green throat that looks near white from a distance. Nocturnal, fragrant and reblooms for us from June to frost. Good bud count and long season make it a good choice for any garden.

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  MICHAEL JON (Lacey) 24”, S.Ev., E., 3" (T)                                  $15.00

Beautifully ruffled, clear golden-yellow miniature with full overlapping segments. Blooms early. Excellent branching and a fine crisp, clean look.  

  NEON YELLOW (Randolph) 32”, D., E., 5 ½” (T)                   $15.00

Gorgeous, tall, vivid lemon-yellow daylily with a heavy pink overlay and a lemon-yellow throat. Very sunfast. Fragrant with heavy substance and light rebloom on this large, early blooming daylily. Extended blooming. H.M. Award

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  NEVERMORE (Wheeler) 40", Ev., E.                                              $18.00

Tall, early blooming, deep blackish-red spider-like daylily. Fragrant and reblooms. 

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  NUMBERS GAME (Sobek) 31", D., E. to M.L., 3 ½"                    $15.00

A small lemon-yellow flower with a green throat. This has wonderful branching and a surprising bud count that may make you think it reblooms. An extended bloomer, this garden performer has 40 or more buds per scape. A pleasing addition to any garden

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  PATTERNS (Lambert) 26", D., E., 4 ½"                                        $15.00

Pretty, small, mauve-lavender daylily with darker purple eyezone and chartreuse-green throat. One of the first daylilies to bloom here. Faint fragrance and rebloom. 

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  PERSIAN PLUM (Munson) 30”, S.Ev., E., 6” (T)                          $18.00

Distinctive mauve-plum flower with lime-gold throat, twisted sepals and faint burgundy eyezone. Large flower with round form that opens very flat. Lightly fragrant, blooms early and reblooms. H.M. Award. 

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  PIZZA (Warner) 29”, D., E., 2 ½”                                                    $12.00

Beautifully formed, golden-yellow miniature. Excellent branching and clean compact foliage. Long bloom season that goes through July. Tops.


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  PREVIEW PARTY (Pride) 25”, D., E., 6” (T)                                 $10.00

Burgundy eyezone on burnished gold daylily. Large and lightly ruffled. Brings eyed varieties into the early garden. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1984.


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  PROLOGUE (Pride) 29”, D., E., 5” (T)                                            $18.00

Early, showy well branched pure golden-yellow flower with a yellow throat. Many flowers open at the same time on the same scape. Fragrant. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1980.


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  PROSPECTOR’S DELIGHT (Elliott) 24", S.Ev., E., 8"                $18.00

Very fragrant, bright lemon self with lime green throat. Reblooms. 

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  PUPPET SHOW (Moldovan) 26", D., E, 4" (T)                            $15.00

Pony-sized, ruffled cream, yellow and melon blend with pink wash and small yellow-green throat. Fragrant. Blooms early and reblooms for us. 

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  RASPBERRY FROLIC (Jablonski) 24", D., E., 5 ¼" (T)               $18.00

Pretty lavender daylily with darker halo. Fragrant and extended
blooming. Blooms in June and reblooms.

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  ROSE TATTOO (Moldovan) 26”, D., E., 5 ½” (T)                        $18.00

Early, rose-pink blend with white edges and green-yellow throat.
Fragrant and reblooms. 

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  ROSEMONT PINKIE (Mayfield) 16”, D., E., 3”                             $18.00

Lightly ruffled, clear-pink miniature with green throat. Low growing and extended blooming with light rebloom. J.C. and H.M. Awards. 

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  ROSY RETURNS (Apps) 16", D., Ex.E. to V.L., 3 ¾"                     $12.00

Rose-pink blend with rose-purple band above a yellow throat.
Low growing. Fragrant and reblooms.

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  SHERWOOD CHEER (Rogers, A.) 32", D., E., 5 ½”                     $18.00

Early blooming, rose-orange blend with a large green throat.

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  SKIPPY (Russell) 28", D., E., 3 ½"                                               $18.00

The brightest early deep red we grow. Velvety textured pony sized flower. 

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  SO SWEET (Lenington) 22”, S.Ev., E., 4 ½”                                  $15.00

Lovely, early blooming, small pale-yellow daylily. Reblooms regularly
for us in the late season.

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  SOFTLY SPOKEN (Moore) 28", D., E., 5 ½”                                 $18.00

Ruffled soft-pink daylily with a light cream throat. Reblooms.  

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  SOLAR POWER (Gates) 34”, S.Ev., E., 7” (T)                                $18.00

Dark orange flower with a yellow-green throat. Fragrant and reblooms.  

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  STELLA DE ORO (Jablonski) 11”, Ev., E.M. to V.L., 2 ¾”              $8.00

This marvelous, small bright yellow-gold miniature with a small green throat is well deserving of all its praise. It starts blooming early and sends up new flower scapes until frost. Fragrant and low growing. H.M., A.M. and Stout Medal Awards.

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  SUPER DOLL (Joiner) 20”, S.Ev., E., 3 ¾”                                  $18.00

Fragrant apricot daylily with a green throat. Reblooms.

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  SUZIE WONG (Kennedy) 24”, D., E., 5"                                        $12.00

Classic, early blooming, small flowered glowing buttercup-yellow flower. Shows off with Siberian Iris in the June garden. Top quality.

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    SWEETEST STORY (MacMillan) 24", Ev., E. to L., 5 1/2"         $15.00

Showy lilac and cream-pink blend with very green throat.  Wide petals with heavy substance.  Starts early and continues to bloom into the late season. Reblooms.

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  THREE SEASONS (Sobek) 21", D., Ex.E. to V.L., 2 2/3"              $12.00

Miniature, light yellow jewel with a small green throat. Reblooms, almost spanning the daylily season here, with nine buds per scape and 3 or 4 scapes per fan.  Nocturnal and extended blooming.

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  TIGER BUTTER (Pride) 30", D., E., 5" (T)                                    $15.00

Fragrant lemon-yellow flower with chocolate-brown dusting and a brownish-purple eyezone above a yellow throat. Very early in the season for a big flower.  Extended blooming.  Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1980.

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  TINY STELLA (Jablonski) 10", D., Ex.E. to V.L.                            $10.00

Petite light gold nocturnal with green throat.  Very low growing.  Perfect for pots or the front of the garden.    Reblooms.

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  YELLOW CHAMPAGNE (Rudolph) 28", D., E., 6" (T)                 $12.00

Bright sulfur yellow with extra wide petals. Very fragrant.

We are building stock on the following early blooming daylilies.  They will be available in future years:  Asa; Blue Happiness, Broadway Bonanza; Buried Treasure; Caprician Festival Carolicollosal; Castle Camelot; Chicago Jewel; Chicago Royal Robe;  China Calm; Colonel Joe; Cool Delight; Crown Royal; Dancing Shiva; Decatur Interlude; Dot Grovatt; Earlianna; Emma Griffing; Erie Express; Foxy Edna; Fugue; Golden Dewdrop; Golden Scroll; Graceful Eye; Great Goodness Gracious; High Priestess; Imperial Guard; Jade Tip; Lady Cecilia; Leslie Ball; Little Cherub; Little Fellow; Little Maggie; Little Showoff; Mariachi; Mary Guenter X Spring Fantasy; Midnight Splendor; Missouri Miss; Mokan Butterfly; My Belle; Palace Pearls; Paper Butterfly; Persian Plum; Picasso; Pink Cherry; Rose Tattoo; Rosy Sunset; Rozavel; Secondhand Rose; Sherwood Cameo; So Sweet; Solar Power; Spring Cheer; Sunshine Magic; Symphony, and Tiger Butter.

Click here for a printable file of our most popular daylilies and iris.

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