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Iris SDB Tanzanite

By Smith 2009

Neither words nor photos can describe the beauty of this little blue violet iris.  He blooms early and can be 11 inches tall but is shorter for me on sandy soil.  He is very ruffled with falls that are held wide.  The blue violet color intensifies around the snow white beards, where a white eyelash pattern is also seen.  A light spicy fragrance is a bonus.



Iris MDB – Buckeye Baby

By Willott – 1986

This cute little iris is fast growing and very hardy.  It is about 4 inches tall and blooms early. It is slightly ruffled with bright yellow standards.  The falls are reddish brown and are edged with the same yellow as the standards.  The beards are orange/yellow.

Parentage:  (Mystic Midnight x Banbury Ruffles) x Inca Idol



Daylily Orange Flurry

By DeGroot 2000

Orange Flurry is a cute little plant, it is both miniature, with 2.5 inch flowers, and dwarf, at only 17 inches tall.  It is ruffled and kind of an apricot color with hints of gold, a prominent gold mid rib and a gold throat.  There is also a rusty eye band.  This cutie blooms early mid-season but also reblooms and has a fragrance.  The plant is listed as a single flower but often doubles or produces a poly for me.



Daylily Eenie Weenie

By Aden 1976

This early mid-season rebloomer has been around a while but it is just as cute as ever.  It is a true miniature with 1.75 inch cheery yellow flowers and a true dwarf at only 10 inch tall.  One thing that is not diminutive is the show that it puts on.  Some days you can barely see the foliage due to the the number of flowers.  Great as an edger or in containers.

Parentage: (sdlg × Lolabelle)



Hosta Limey Lisa

By Zumbar/Walek – 2009

This miniature to small hosta forms 15 inch clumps with heart shaped 2 inch leaves that form a flat mound.  The leaves are chartreuse to green and get darker as the season progresses, and will stay lighter if given a little sun. Purple flowers appear in early July.


Hosta Cherish

By Hans Hanson – 2002

This gorgeous little miniature hosta is perfect in a shady rock garden. This is a sport of Baby Bunting with 2 inch heart shaped leaves. It can grow to form a patch given time. The leaves have a thick blue green edge that have creamy yellow centers that fade to white later in the summer.  The green can streak into the centers forming interesting patterns.  Tiny lavender flowers appear on 6 inch scapes in mid summer


Iris Cristata – Dwarf Crested

This darling little iris is a native plant hardy in zone 3 to 9. Iris Cristata is commonly called Dwarf Crested Iris.

Iris Cristata

They are pale blue with gold crested falls and bloom in May here in Wisconsin. They are actually found more commonly further east and south but grow fine in other parts of the country.

They do fine in sun or dappled shade and are tolerant of both wet and dry soil. They will naturalize via shallow rhizomes, kind of like a strawberry. Not bothered by deer and rabbits.

The size of these iris can vary. Some hybrid varieties can be up to 8 inches tall or more. The type that we have here are quite small, about 4 inches, with one inch, blue violet flowers.


Daylily Toyland

By Reckamp – 1965

Daylily Toyland

This cute miniature has cheerful, trumpet shaped, melon colored blooms that deepen to tangerine near the throat. He is lightly ruffled and the really cool thing is the dark smoky color of the buds.

The plant is 24 inches tall and is a mid season blooming dormant diploid.

Parentage:  (((Skeeter × Betty Rice) × (Ringlets × Lady of Northbrook)) × Satin Glass)


Daylily Pixie Girl


Pixie girl has miniature flowers (about 2 inches) on top of tallish scapes at 25 inches, so the clusters of flowers seem to dance around in the breeze. They are a bright red/orange. Cute!



Daylily Baby Moon Cafe

By Trimmer – 1998

Daylily cross Baby Moon Cafe x Eenie Allegro

This really cute, cream colored to butter yellow miniature has a thin, well defined wine colored eye and a green throat. Every flower is perfectly round with ruffled, recurved petals. And check her out in the sun or moon light to see beautiful diamond dusting.

The plant is 22 inches tall with lots of 3 inch blooms over a long period. The bud count is 40 on 5 branches. She starts early and is a dormant tetraploid which is unusual for one so small.

Parentage: (Custard Candy × Tet. Siloam Tom Howard)


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