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Hemerocallis 'Little Grapette'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily
  • A miniature daylily with 2" wide flowers
  • Light grape-purple tepals with a black-grape band, rose-purple watermark, and florescent green throat
  • Petal edges have tightly compressed ruffling; sepals are smooth
  • Blooms in midsummer; high bud count
  • Semi-evergreen foliage
  • Diploid

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Breeder: Williamson

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  18 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Purple shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Junior Citation (Best new seedling) 1971
  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 1974
  American Hemerocallis Society Donn Fischer Memorial Cup (Best miniature) 1975
  American Hemerocallis Society Award of Merit (Outstanding beauty and performance over a wide area of the country) 1977
  American Hemerocallis Society Florida Sunshine Cup (Best Small or Miniature) 1992

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids.

All varieties can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 eyes each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Leucanthemum superbum 'Becky'
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Alchemilla mollis
Common Name: Lady's Mantle
3,4,5,6,7
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Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull' PP18789
Common Name: Tickseed
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Delphinium 'Black Eyed Angels'
Common Name: Delphinium-Hybrid Bee
3,4,5,6,7
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Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry'
Common Name: Coneflower-Purple
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Campanula persicifolia Takion Series-Blue
Common Name: Bellflower--Peach-leaved
3,4,5,6,7,8
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History:

Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.