Hemerocallis 'Wee Willie Winkie'
Plant Type:HEMEROCALLIS (Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Wee Willie Winkie’ - Cute and small medium-light yellow simple trumpets erupt for many weeks on end on relatively tall stems in the late season... it's still in flower for us in late September. Demure, this is nothing like so many of the larger modern hybrids. Though we do not know the origins of 'Wee Willie Winkie' it's probably a safe bet to assume there's a heavy dose of H. multiflorus in its gene pool. (However, we now know the source - please see below. And apologies for the shoddy research on this little gem.) But the flowers are distinctly yellow and not the gold of H. multiflorus. It's very sweet, has an enormous bud count, extended bloom.
2.5/ L to VL/ H36" / D / dor
"Good afternoon: I noticed your on-line ad for daylily "Wee Willie Winkie". In the description you state you are not sure of the source of this daylily. My Grandmother, the late Mrs. Viola Richards of Greencastle, IN hybridized 'Wee Willie Winkie' in 1963. It is listed in the American Daylily Society data base. Mrs. Richards has 49 flowers registered with the Hemerocallis Society. I encourage you to validate this information information and if you find it to be correct maybe you could give her a credit. I spent many hours in her gardens as a young boy digging and packing her plants for shipment around the country. I am 76 years old now and still value the time with her in the gardens... I still grow Wee Willie in my garden and consider its bloom the unofficial start to fall... Have a wonderful day in your garden..."
John, thank you for contacting us and recounting some factual and heart warming memories. Consider Viola validated. Blessings.
Zone:3 to 9
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Characteristics and Attributes for Hemerocallis 'Wee Willie Winkie'
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Summer / Autumn
- Honey Bees & Native Bees
- Mostly Sunny
- Full Sun
Growth Rate in the Garden
- Bare Root
Genus Overview: Hemerocallis
Common Name: Daylily
The well-known daylily. We have become increasingly taken with the late and very late bloomers. Those glorious daylily trumpets add such rich and contrasting texture to mops and strands of goldenrods, Joe-pye weeds and late season daisy flowers that occur in abundance at this time; they are splendid with the broad flattened domes of ironweeds, the spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ plus the seeds and berries that so opulently populate the landscape in the late season. We are offering a handful of mid-season bloomers. Of course, most of the breeding has centered about these and for this reason many of these cultivars are fancier. But we find there is elegance in the simpler flower form and gentler colors, often soft pastels, in the later selections. Most of the late bloomers but not all have originated with Olallie Daylily Gardens in South Newfane, VT. All cultivars are hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9 unless otherwise marked. All of the following are sent as bareroot divisions of our plants.
Please refer to the following descriptive codes for all daylilies:
Flower Size: is measured in inches (“)
Bloom Season: Very Early = VE
Early = E
Early Middle = EM
Middle = M,
Middle Late = ML
Late = L
Very Late = VL
Height: with an upper case “H” is measured in inches (“)
Rebloom: is indicated with an upper case “R”
Fragrance: is indicated with an upper case “F”
Very Fragrant: is indicated with an upper case “VF”
Diploid: is indicated with an upper case “D”
Tetraploid: is indicated with an upper case “T”
Dormant: is indicated with a lower case “dor”
Evergreen: is indicated with a lower case “ev”
All Daylilies are sold bare root