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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)


Iris Boo

By Markham – 1971

They don’t come any cuter than Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB) Iris “Boo”.  She doesn’t get any taller than 12 inches.  An amoena, which means that the standards are white and the falls are colored. In this case there is a crescent shaped purple spot on the falls with detailed veining and penciling near the beards, which are yellow. This cutie won the award of merit in 1976. They are early bloomers and you may want to get down close to smell the sweet fragrance.

Parentage:   Elisa Bee X Warburton 72IJ-1: ((Fairy Flax x Blue Denim) x sibling)


Iris Blue Denim

By Warburton – 1958

I just love the color of this historic Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB) Iris. It’s a true sky blue, the ruffled falls and standards are the same color but there is noticeable darker blue veining throughout and a yellow beard for accent.  This Iris pumila is about 12 inches tall and is great for the rock garden or front of the border.

Parentage:  ‘Great Lakes ‘ X ( ‘April Morn’ x unknown)



Daylily Bitsy

By Warner, 1963

daylily-bitsy1This miniature daylily sports 2″ blooms on a plant that only stands 12-18″ tall. A 2002 All American Daylily Selection, this extra-early bloomer will re-bloom heavily.  She is a semi-evergreen, diploid with masses of petite blooms that are light yellow with a green throat, above grassy foliage. This daylily is also nocturnal so it is perfect for the moon garden. Another interesting trait is that the flower scapes are dark in color so that in the dark, the flowers seem to float.

Parentage:  Pinocchio x Sooner Gold


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