Daylilies forum: Newbie question re: stella d'oros

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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
May 30, 2012 4:25 PM CST
Hi! Newbie here. I have some stella d'oros lining my flower border. The problem is several of them are producing seed heads on the bloom stalk. Will they cause the plant to stop blooming? Should I cut them off after the bloom fades? I'm all ears!
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tink3472
May 30, 2012 5:36 PM CST
Hi and welcome

No, the seed pods will not cause the plant to stop blooming, however, if you aren't planning on keeping the seeds I would take them off. That way it won't put it's energy into ripening the seeds and will put its energy into increasing or reblooming.
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daylily
May 30, 2012 6:18 PM CST
I would cut them off also. I have heard of Stella growing from seed under the mother plant. That won't make more Stella though. Daylilies do not come true from seed, only division. You could end up with a lot of inferior seedlings mixed in with the mother plant.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 31, 2012 7:58 AM CST
Thanks, for your help. I have plenty of plants and don't need to propagate any. Nor do I have time to waste on cultivating inferior, who knows what I'll get plants. I'll cut the seedheads off. I tip my hat to you.

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