Daylily 'Little Cadet'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Cadet
Hybridized by Durio
Registered or introduced: 1979
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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 midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

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:

Trenton, Florida

Durham, Maine

Auburn, New Hampshire

Morehead City, North Carolina

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Palestine, Texas

River Falls, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 23, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Very hardy in my zone and I love the fact that it blooms every year, has many blooms and is so cheerful in color. This one is in my raised wooden bed in the L border under an oak, apple tree, and fir situation. Year three it is a large clump and will need dividing this summer.


On Jan 24, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

3" bright yellow blooms with a red eye,18" scapes


On Sep 24, 2002, clumboy wrote:

although this plant seems a little tall for the size blooms it has, the flowers are perfectly shaped every single time, and the color is nice and bright and balanced. fbo in my zone 5 garden was 7/4, and this second year transplant (acquired last fall) bloomed for close to 30 days. each double fan puts up a tall scape, and although they are fairly tall, they hold the blooms up well. stands up to watering extremely well. sets pods readily. nice bright little flower that carries well at a distance.