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Daylily 'Little Wine Cup'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Wine Cup
Hybridized by Carter
Registered or introduced: 1969
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Miniature (less than 3" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Macy, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Durham, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Moorhead, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Southold, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Felicity, Ohio

Lima, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Olympia, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 22, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Hybridized by Carter, 1969. Nice re-blooming plant. Color varies depending on sun, shade, part shade. I like to keep it in light shade, as this seems to bring out the best color. I have noted it blooming as late as November in mild fall weather.


On Oct 2, 2003, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

Very heavy rebloomer - blooms very late into the season here in southern NH, z5. Night time temps have already fallen to low 40's and high 30's, but Little Wine Cup continues to bloom and has yet another new set of buds forming now. Great plant to keep the bloom season alive in this tough gardening zone.


On Sep 18, 2003, lincolnitess from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Little Wine Cup' reblooms heavily in my zone 5b garden and is still going strong in late Sept. The color is a pretty mauve on cooler days, but tends to be a rather brownish-wine in the heat which I'm not too fond of.