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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Little Wart'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Wart
Hybridized by Spalding; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1964

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Flower Size:
Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Annie T. Giles Award (or runner-up)
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive grovespirit On Jun 14, 2010, grovespirit from Sunset Valley, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This variety is also being sold as 'King Arthur,' and 'Little King Arthur' as well as 'Little Wart.'

Merlin used to call King Arthur 'Little Wart' (which has the meaning 'little plant'), when Arthur was a boy.

Back in King Arthur's day, English words had different spellings, and Wart was how the word we currently spell 'Wort' - meaning a plant or weed- was written. :)

Positive daredevil On Nov 15, 2003, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

(Spaulding '64) 24" M 3.25" DOR. A lot of people don't like the name of this prolific blooming rapid increaser. It helps if you think of it as Merlin's pet name for the young King Arthur, which, hopefully, was what Edna had in mind when she named it.


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

Royal, Arkansas
Davenport, Florida
Deltona, Florida
Eustis, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Milton, Florida
Ames, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Dry Prong, Louisiana
Gladwin, Michigan
Auburn, New Hampshire
Metuchen, New Jersey
Socorro, New Mexico
Charlotte, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Fairfax, Virginia

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