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
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
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: sdlg x Little Wart
Child plants: 17 child plants

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Location: Jacksonville, TX east facingDate: 2012-05-01
By Trish
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-06-03
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Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
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Location: Western North CarolinaDate: June 2011
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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 gardenDate: 2019-05-03
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-06-29
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Date: 2014-05-18
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Location: My YardDate: 6/25/2014
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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: My garden HW frt of Mexican flameDate: 2018-05-05
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Location: southern KYDate: 2018-06-18
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Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
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Location: Taken in my gardenDate: 2012-05-06
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Location: Ithaca, NYDate: 2012-06-23Hemerocallis: Little Business
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Date: 2012-03-19Courtesy of Quarles Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-06-27First flower to open
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Date: 2015-05-05
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2017-07-07
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Location: Moncure, NCDate: June 2011
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-06-29
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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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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On May 3, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On May 5, 2018 Bloomed
Near Mexican flame vibe
piksihk On October 11, 2016 Obtained plant
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GaNinFl On September 13, 2015 Potted up
(Preparations for the move, in October...)
Cat On April 30, 2014 Obtained plant
Katie On September 27, 2014 Obtained plant
MrKGDickie On June 4, 2020 Obtained plant
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
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