Daylily 'Grandma's Smile'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Grandma's Smile
Hybridized by Grace-Smith
Registered or introduced: 2004
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Pale Yellow

Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Peoria, Illinois

Lynnville, Indiana

Trout, Louisiana

Waterford, Michigan

Portsmouth, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 23, 2015, virginiarose from Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I planted this daylily in the fall of 2012 and it bloomed the last three years but nothing near the registered bud count. Mine never has but 3 branches and around 4 buds each. Other than that it has done well and is a gorgeous ruffled flower. Each flower is different and prettier than the one before, my most photographed flower.


On Jul 6, 2011, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is the plants 2nd year in my yard where last season it was given to me as a single fan. It has bloomed well this year so far. The flowers are 5" or so in size. The flowers are heavy in substance, so even if delicate looking, its very tough and durable. Ruffling offers tropical appeal to this one.


On Oct 2, 2006, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer notes: TET (Tet. Painted Rose x Victorian Lace), semi evergreen. 6 flower, 5- way branching. 28 buds on a 30 scape.
This flower really lightens up the garden! The baby ribbon pink petals have a large, cream colored ruffled edge and a brilliant lime green throat.
Fertile both ways