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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Hemerocallis 'Little Business'
- Showy, large red blooms
- Semi evergreen
- Cold hardy