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Daylily 'Penny's Worth'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Penny's Worth
Hybridized by Hager
Registered or introduced: 1987
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6-12 in. (15-30 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Miniature (less than 3" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Palmer, Alaska

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Ames, Iowa

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Wayland, Massachusetts

Union Springs, New York

Sherwood, Oregon

Beavertown, Pennsylvania

Jamestown, Rhode Island

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 21, 2018, Jim1945 from Jamestown, RI wrote:

Very tiny grass-like daylily that really blooms. No idea why it is so hard to find, it clumps up rapidly.


On Jul 16, 2011, jrtinker from Palmer, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

This little charmer is a star of my rock garden when it starts blooming. It has survived eleven Alaskan winters, and the crown multiplies well enough to divide every three or four years.


On Jul 5, 2011, shrubbs wrote:

Super small flower. We have this growing in our display garden along the border of larger daylilies. It gets lost without support from medium or low growing perennials. Leaves are very fine. It would seem to compliment a rock garden.


On May 27, 2010, zenmom from Salem, MA wrote:

I love this little daylily! Fine foliage, almost grass-like, long blooming season, and cute mini-size which tucks in around other larger perennials. It's coming into the 2nd season in my garden and looks very healthy, already setting buds in late May.


On Sep 3, 2009, jackidee from Sherwood, OR wrote:

This has proven itself in my garden, with long bloom and strong growth. The small stature means it is easy to fit into many planting plans. I also like that the flowers seem more yellow than gold.