I also love these three. Above is H. 'Magician's Apprentice' (2.75"), H. 'Madeline Nettles Eyes' (2.25"), and H. 'Mystic Vision' (3.5".)
When I think of miniature daylilies, a few specific hybridizers come to mind that I believe are experts in the area of smalls and minis. Grace Stamile and Elizabeth Salter have a deep legacy of introducing stellar daylilies in this size range. Recently, Jane Trimmer has introduced a line of "popcorn" doubles that are as entertaining as they are tiny. (Ironically, I hear that she has abandoned her tiny line for the great big ones - and if her H. 'Tusk' is any indication, shes going to hit those out of the park, too.) Tim Herrington also has produced some very distinct miniature and small daylilies. I have commented about his diversity before.
spring is marching near
with brighter evenings - warm nights
soothing away winter.
The good news about daylilies is that there is something for everyone. Mini, small, huge, extra huge, spider, unusual...the possibilities are endless, which is why they will always be in my garden as a source of both color and structure.