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Jun 18, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Jun 18, 2015 8:19 PM CST
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Don't know much about daylilies but I found a site listing a bunch of miniatures, some as small as yours. I tried to hunt for a match but I was going cross-eyed.
http://www.tranquil-lake.com/c...
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Jun 18, 2015 8:35 PM CST
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Rolling on the floor laughing I did say "need" as opposed to "want". Just to be clear.
Greene, that is one of the first sites I found with mini daylilies. Then I went through the entire American Hemerocallis Society database of 234 cultivars that have flowers less than 2". Talk about cross-eyed Blinking Blinking Blinking
Lin, are you agreeing with Raindrop?
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Jun 18, 2015 9:18 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
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I vote Penny's Worth.
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Jun 19, 2015 8:23 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Nope, just gave the link for comparison. Here's another: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Penny Earned')
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Jun 19, 2015 8:58 AM CST
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Well did you note the size of the bloom before you dug it up a few weeks ago. If the size was noted after it started blooming, AFTER you moved it, it will be larger next year. The scape height and bloom size can be considerably smaller the first season it blooms. As the plant adjusts, next year, it can be larger and richer colored and taller.
You really should not try to ID a dl the first year it blooms.
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Jun 19, 2015 9:06 AM CST
Name: Celia
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I'm curious about this one, too. I acquired a mixed bag from an unknown source this year. The foliage is very short. I measured 7". The first bloom was yellow and 1 1/2", the second 2".
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Jun 19, 2015 10:37 AM CST
Name: Jeanie
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I measured the scapes this morning. There are three of them, all at 10". The first flower was 1.5 inches. The plant was dug about 2 weeks ago and had not bloomed yet. I got the whole plant, and the woman who lived next door to the house where the plant had been for years told me it was full size and never gets any bigger, but had no idea what it was. So it has to be one of the very smallest varieties. It seems that either Penny's Worth or Penny Earned are the only ones I have found so far that fit the size and color parameters as they are currently.
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Jun 22, 2015 5:15 PM CST
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I have a small yellow daylily (full of buds right now in WI) called Irish Elf. Foliage is much more narrow than most of my others, though I usually do not grow small varieties, this being the exception - so perhaps narrower foliage more common with smaller varieties? Unsure as to that.
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Apr 9, 2016 10:20 AM CST
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I also wonder if certain microclimates and soil composition can affect both plant/scape/bloom size and also color. I have no idea if this is common in daylilies or not, though I certainly have some plants that have not gone "exactly by the book". Guess they never read that chapter! Smiling It happens with other perennials, so.............? I have a gaura that I know was labeled "Whirling Butterflies" and another "Siskiyou Pink" (not sure about the latter spelling). They both were bought at a very reliable perennial nursery. Supposedly they reach between 18-24 inches in height. Well, mine have gone over 3 and up to 4 feet some summers! So? No idea why. Plus, they throw seed like mad.

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Apr 9, 2016 10:46 AM CST
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I've owned Eenie Weenie, Irish Elf, Forever Stella, and many other tiny yellows, which used to be bonus plants back in the 90's, but none were as tiny as Jeanie's.

I agree with Ginni - plants don't abide by labels and books. My gaura went wild with seeds and finally had to be deleted unless I wanted a field of only gaura.
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Apr 11, 2016 11:12 PM CST
Name: Beverly Cook
Pembroke (Zone 8b)
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foraygardengirl said:The photo shows my little finger nail next to the blossom. The whole plant is very small. This is something we dug from a neighbor's garden a few weeks ago, and it just started to bloom. So cute - I've never seen anything like it!

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If it is a very early bloomer, I would guess Bitsy. Each time I see a photo of "Bitsy" though, the color is shown as brighter yellow, but yours matches what I have labeled as Bitsy according to the tag from long ago. The bloom seems to magically appear, announcing that daylily season is coming...and it rarely more than a single bloom on a scape for me.

Hope that helps.
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Apr 11, 2016 11:13 PM CST
Name: Beverly Cook
Pembroke (Zone 8b)
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foraygardengirl said:The photo shows my little finger nail next to the blossom. The whole plant is very small. This is something we dug from a neighbor's garden a few weeks ago, and it just started to bloom. So cute - I've never seen anything like it!

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If it is a very early bloomer, I would guess Bitsy. The color here is a brighter yellow, but without flash, the color is paler.
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Apr 11, 2016 11:42 PM CST
Name: Beverly Cook
Pembroke (Zone 8b)
Daylilies are a beautiful addiction
foraygardengirl said:The photo shows my little finger nail next to the blossom. The whole plant is very small. This is something we dug from a neighbor's garden a few weeks ago, and it just started to bloom. So cute - I've never seen anything like it!

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My Bitsy came to me about 20 years ago with tag from a mass grower, so it could have easily been wrong, but never exceeds 12 inches in height, and the AHS listing is for 1.5 inches I think, but my blooms are always less than an inch. Each time I take a photo of it, the color is not true and it comes out as a more vibrant color than it is to the eye. It reblooms here is 8b, with repeats of at least 3 x. It is always the earliest bloom I have, in fact started about 10 days ago. Hope I didn't muddy the waters even more! Now, I am curious....
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Apr 12, 2016 7:10 AM CST
Name: Jeanie
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Thanks to all of you for sharing information. I tip my hat to you.
This little daylily did rebloom last year. Assuming it survived winter, I will watch it closely this summer and see if it becomes clearer exactly what it is, and whether it remains so small or gets any larger. I am very interested to see what it will do.
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