Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Maxwell-T.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1971
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 15 inches
Bloom size: 3 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 3.0
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: red self with green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 1977
Honorable Mention: 1974
ATG: 1975
FS: 1983

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: sdlg x Little Wart
Child plants: 18 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

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  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jun 20, 2015 9:09 AM concerning plant:
    I purchased a couple of these plants at the end of the season last year from a local Walmart garden center. They were such a good buy that I got them to tuck into containers with other perennials. I love their small size and the bloom color, and they seem to be doing well with the heat and humidity, so I'm hoping they will survive and thrive for years to come.
  • Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on May 8, 2017 9:51 AM concerning plant:
    Little Business was one of the first daylilies I bought. I have it planted in my front yard and it is always one of the first to bloom each year. However, the last few years have been tough on it. Late freezes have kept it from performing well for me.
  • Posted by DeweyRooter (southeast Georgia - Zone 8b) on Jun 8, 2022 7:58 AM concerning plant:
    Little Business is a cute little plant and a good bloomer. I liked the color. Unfortunately, it was very susceptible to rust here in zone 8b, so I had to get rid of it.
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piksihk On May 3, 2019 Bloomed
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Purchased from Amber F. in MO and received a small clump! Very glad to add this, as it replaces my Little Business lost years ago.
SkirtGardener On May 23, 2018 Obtained plant
tabbycat On July 10, 2022 Bloomed
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tabbycat On May 13, 2022 Bloomed
1st for 2022 2 stems of about 5 buds each
tabbycat On June 14, 2021 Bloomed
1st 2 flowers opened same day on plants from Nancy Graham
DeweyRooter On September 6, 2021 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
After repeated bouts with rust, I dug them up and donated to a northern home.
DeweyRooter On July 1, 2021 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On May 18, 2020 Bloomed
paleohunter On April 7, 2022 Transplanted
paleohunter On March 28, 2022 Obtained plant
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