Little Business Daylily Shrub

Product Description

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The beautiful Little Business Daylily shrub is a wonderful choice if you are looking to liven up your garden in a subtle yet luxurious way. Its waxy red blooms are frost tolerant and guaranteed to brighten your day, every day!

The dwarf daylily ‘Little Business’ is loved for the showy, fragrant flowers, which bloom in vibrant colors. The individual blooms last only for a day or two, but there are many blooms on strong stems that rise above tall green foliage. It will produce these shoots for many months of the year to provide continuous blooms of gorgeous flowers all year long.

The rose raspberry flower buds have ruffled edges with darker veins and a chartreuse throat. The plant’s semi-evergreen stems will stay green through winter in some warmer climates but in colder climates, it is normal for the stems and ornamental grass-like foliage to die back for winter.

Growing and caring for daylily plants is fun and rewarding! Reblooming daylily flowers come back to bloom every year with a bloom time from late spring until mid summer. The raspberry red color of this miniature daylily variety is beloved by many because it brings life back into perennial gardens each year. The successive bloom period will continue for 4-5 weeks.

Little Business Daylily Care and Maintenance

The positioning of daylilies in the landscape should be carefully considered, as the lilies flower heads grow toward the sun and equator. They grow best in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Daylily care includes an annual pruning to remove dead foliage and flower stalks. You can deadhead spent flower blossoms to encourage reblooming and maintain the desired size and shape. A slow release fertilizer at the base of the plant’s root ball will help repeat blooms during the growing season.

Grow across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 3-9 in moist, well drained soil. It is an extremely cold hardy perennial plant. The daylily plant can grow up to 1-2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide with 4-5 inch blooms. They come back year after year in early spring and will spread in a ground cover manner to the area they are planted in.

Dividing daylilies is a good idea they are outgrowing their planting sites such as garden beds or containers. These small flowers are easy to grow and maintain and are extremely drought tolerant once established. The first year of planting is the most important when watering plants. A strong root system is important for colder climates to ensure it will flush out the next spring in full vigor. Mulch heavily if you have cold winters to help the plant stay healthy and strong for years.

These plants do not ship bare root. They are rooted in a nursery container with soil.

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Botanical Name

Hemerocallis 'Little Business'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Raspberry Red
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 1-2 ft
Mature Width 2-3 ft
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Showy, large red blooms
  • Semi evergreen
  • Cold hardy

Shipping Info

Once your Little Business Daylily Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Crystal Tide Daylily likes full sun to partial shade except in Southern climates where afternoon shade will be best to avoid heat stress. Soil should be organic and well-drained.

When planting multiples, their centers should be spaced 1 to 3 feet apart. Spent flowers should be removed daily and all flower stalks should be removed after the flowering season. Although drought tolerant once established, consistent light moisture is best for flower production.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Crystal Tide Daylily, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Adria K. (verified owner)

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    Shipped in amazing condition, healthy and thriving. Packaged with care! Much bigger than I anticipated. I am excited to see how they perform during the entire season.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Adria, thank you for your positive feedback on our Little Business Daylily. We are so glad it arrived safe and sound. They truly are unique and beautiful shrubs :) Enjoy!

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