Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Little Business') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Maxwell-T.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1971
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 15 inches
Bloom size: 3 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rebloom
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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: sdlg x Little Wart
Child plants: 17 child plants

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Location: Jacksonville, TX east facingDate: 2012-05-01
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-06-03
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Location: Western North CarolinaDate: June 2011
By vic
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Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
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Location: My YardDate: 6/25/2014
By GaNinFl
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Location: My garden
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2014-07-22 11:50 am. A perky Daylily with buds that match.
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Location: My garden HW frt of Mexican flameDate: 2018-05-05
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Photo Courtesy of Floral and Hardy Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2014-05-18
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Date: 2015-05-05
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Location: My Yard
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2013-07-21 8:00 pm. Towards the end of the day a softer, rose colour shows
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Location: southern KYDate: 2018-06-18
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Courtesy of Peace on Earth Gardens Used with permission
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Date: 2012-03-19Courtesy of Quarles Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Moncure, NCDate: June 2011
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-06-27First flower to open
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-06-29
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-06-29
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2017-07-07
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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jun 20, 2015 9:09 AM

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.

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on May 8, 2017 9:51 AM

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.

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piksihk On May 5, 2018 Bloomed
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(Preparations for the move, in October...)
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Katie On September 27, 2014 Obtained plant
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