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Daylily 'Little Grapette'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Grapette
Hybridized by Williamson
Registered or introduced: 1970
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Flower Size:

Miniature (less than 3" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Donn Fischer Memorial 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Wedowee, Alabama

Denver, Colorado

Bartow, Florida

Dacula, Georgia

Meridian, Idaho

Granite City, Illinois

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Waterman, Illinois

Petersburg, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

Ames, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Dayton, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Salvisa, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

, Manitoba

Bethesda, Maryland

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Brooklyn, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Buffalo, Minnesota

Hopkins, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Cut Bank, Montana

Auburn, New Hampshire

Munsonville, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Williamstown, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Cherry Valley, New York

Jefferson, New York

Cary, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)

Morehead City, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Greenville, Ohio

Grove City, Ohio

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Parkman, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Westerville, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Church Hill, Tennessee

Sweetwater, Tennessee

Toone, Tennessee

Gilmer, Texas

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Linden, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Birchwood, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

River Falls, Wisconsin

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 20, 2016, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely little bloom that's extremely reliable though it hasn't been a huge multiplier in my z9a garden. I suspect the reason could be that it gets more moisture than it likes.


On Apr 16, 2010, MollyJane from Ravenna, OH wrote:

The standard by which all purple daylilies should be measured. Color does not fade in sun. Very floriferous, long bloom season, clumps increase quickly.


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

Very hardy in my zone and I love the shade of purple that it is. Placed it with Beautiful Edgings and Anna Warner in the maltese cross wooden raised bed.


On Sep 9, 2008, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

Lovely little daylily. It is very striking and has a lovely form even if it is quite small. Color is luscious. Great addition to my garden. Blooms starting about July 9.


On Aug 22, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms in July in my garden.


On Jul 11, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Lovely, purple color. Great rebloom! The clump takes a while to really get going - slow to make a good sized clump...but overall one of the best smaller rebloomers!! Truly gorgeous color!!


On May 20, 2004, lightningbug from Buffalo, MN wrote:

Zone 3 Does wonders with this daylily. Fast multiplier for northern gardens and the color and height are perfect for a front row seat to other taller varieties of daylilies and other perinneals. Great to plant in front of peonies. After the peonies have bloomed out, they make a beautiful tall green background for the new show about to begin. Lightning-Bug


On Nov 2, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

a nice small early flower,Bunches & blooms well on tall scapes. A must for every garden.


On Jun 30, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

1975 - Don Ficher Memorial Award
1992 - Florida Sunshine Cup


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

2" purple flowers,12"-18" scapes, blooms early in the season and will rebloom. I love the color and its good used as a border plant.