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May 24, 2014 9:18 AM CST
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I am looking for some tiny daylilies for a rock garden a the the entrance to my driveway. I would like it if the scapes were not much taller that the plant. I need some suggestions and sources.
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May 24, 2014 9:24 AM CST
Name: John
Marion County, Florida (Zone 9a)
Look at Floyd Cove's offerings.

I have Little Dunkin and Little Night Jewel, both of which are tiny, and the scapes aren't very high.
I think their height is listed at 17", but that would be under optimum conditions.

Little Dunkin

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Little Night Jewel

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May 25, 2014 11:21 AM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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If you like the yellow-orange-red range (based on the pictures in your profile...) you might try these at mostly under 10-16" with < 3" blooms...

To find others, you can do a quick search in the daylily database at and that can help to narrow the search if you are in a warmer zone and are looking for evergreens (a lot of minis are dormants) or know hybridizers that specialize/d in minis (siloam, sweet seneca, etc). Also doing a word-search in the main daylily listings at The Daylilies Database can bring up a lot of options (key words: little, tiny, small...).

To see some handy sources, just click all the way through on a database picture to see if it carries a link to a site; many do. Otherwise, google,, or might all be possible starting points in a search. Thumbs up
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May 26, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Name: Lyle
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PIXIE PLAYTHING - a nice mini - 16" scape
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May 26, 2014 2:25 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Wow, that does look tiny, glad your fingers were in the pic so we could actually tell the size, otherwise I would not have been able to tell it was not full sized.
I noticed the data base does not want hands or feet in the photos, but in this case it is a big plus.
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May 28, 2014 7:19 PM CST
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Pixie Pleasure(purple) has a taller scape than the others, 21" bloom 2.5"
Irish Elf(yellow) 14" scape with 2.25" flowers.
You Angel You is normally doubled but not this time, 15" scape 2" bloom
The large yellow that the minis are resting on is 8" Dancing Lions. The wheelbarrow is about 6" long, excluding the handles.
Can't give you sources as these were bought many yrs ago.

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May 29, 2014 1:37 AM CST
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May 30, 2014 1:44 PM CST
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height 18", bloom 1.5", season EE, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid
Lemon yellow self with green throat.
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Jun 13, 2021 8:19 AM CST

Hi, I have what I think is the tiniest micro daylily, it is abt. 3" tall mature and unfortunately I haven't had it bloom often but I believe that is because it require a wetter environment. This year it has a 4 Inch stalk with 4 buds that are near ready to bloom. It is not registered tiny 1 to 1.5 inch yellow flowers. As a seedling it showed up in my garden about 20 years ago.
Does anyone have any thoughts of advice when dealing with difficult daylilies?
P.s. I am having trouble attaching an image right now.
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Jun 13, 2021 1:01 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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My favorite minis are Bitsy (mentioned above) and Penny's Worth. Both are registered at 1.5" blooms. Penny's Worth is registered at 10" tall and Bitsy at 18" tall, which seems about right from what I see in my garden.

Additionally, both rebloom consistently for me, meaning more blooms in the fall, so you get more days with their little faces showing.

If you are looking for something newer and fancier, you can do an advanced search on the AHS website, searching for blooms no greater than X inches. And then if you find something that strikes your eye, you can google "daylilies by [hybridizers name]" to see if they have a site they sell from. So maybe search blooms no bigger than 1.75" and registered no earlier than 2000?
Jun 13, 2021 1:02 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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oops. Just realized this was a 2014 thread or I wouldn't have responded. Oh well. Maybe someone is still looking.
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