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
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: 20 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

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Location: Jacksonville, TX east facing
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-06-03
Location: Angier, North Carolina
Date: 2008-06-12
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2014-06-21

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jul 1, 2012
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2014-07-22
 11:50 am. A perky Daylily with buds that match.
Location: Western North Carolina
Date: June 2011
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Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-21
"Hemerocallis 'Little Business', 2017, Small Flowered Red [Daylil
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-21
"Hemerocallis 'Little Business', 2017, Small Flowered Red [Daylil
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-06-14
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-08-16
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2013-07-21
 8:00 pm. Towards the end of the day a softer, rose colour shows
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-06-17
Location: My garden
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-03
Photo by DeweyRooter

Date: 2014-05-18
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Location: My Yard

Photo Courtesy of Floral and Hardy Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Photo by tink3472
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-07-01
Location: Taken in my garden
Date: 2012-05-06
Location: Bronx NY
Date: 2013-06-29
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2017-07-07
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-06-18
Location: Front garden
Date: 2013-07-15
Nice smaller daylily
Location: My Yard
Date: 6/25/2014
Location: My garden HW frt of Mexican flame
Date: 2018-05-05
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-07-04
Location: My Yard

Date: 2012-03-19
Courtesy of Quarles Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Bordine Nursery, Brighton, MI
Date: 7-2008
Location: Ithaca, NY
Date: 2012-06-23
Hemerocallis: Little Business
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: June 2021
Location: Bronx NY
Date: 2013-06-27
First flower to open

Courtesy of Peace on Earth Gardens Used with permission
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Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Naperville, IL
Date: July 2020

Date: 2015-05-05
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Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: Moncure, NC
Date: June 2011
Location: Bronx NY
Date: 2013-06-29
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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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
piksihk On May 5, 2018 Bloomed
Near Mexican flame vibe
piksihk On October 11, 2016 Obtained plant
Cat On April 30, 2014 Obtained plant
GaNinFl On September 13, 2015 Potted up
(Preparations for the move, in October...)
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
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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