Daylily 'Little Greenie'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Greenie
Hybridized by Winniford
Registered or introduced: 1972
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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:

Midseason (M)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Pale Green

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Annie T. Giles Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Deland, Florida

Plant City, Florida

Riverview, Florida

Auburn, New Hampshire

Piscataway, New Jersey

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 25, 2005, michaeladenner from Deland, FL wrote:

Bloomed well the first season it was planted, and has spread pretty rapidly -- this year (year 2), I have more than double the number of plants and they've spread from 1 ft. sq. to 2 ft. sq. Mine bloom in early June.


On Oct 18, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:

LITTLE GREENIE has yellow green, pointed petals, nice shape! [Winniford 1972]. Parentage; (Gay Party X Green Flutter)
It has a 4" flower on an 18" scape, mid-season bloomer (mid May here in west central Florida). Its flowers have pointed petals which makes a nice shape in the garden. Mine has been reluctant to bloom all the maybe six years I've had it, but it persists and it is small, and now it has better dirt. I am hoping that it will perk up and bloom well next May. If it does I will take and post a photo of it to go with carolann's.

The second time LITTLE GREENIE bloomed, I'd gotten GREEN DRAGON and it bloomed at the same time. That will probably never happen again, but I loved them together. Both blooms have that great green background to their yellow.