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Name: James
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JWWC
Jun 18, 2012 3:22 PM CST
It has been dry around here this spring. Really dry. So I was watering my garden the same as I would during the latter parts of summer. Of course, I watered on Friday to give everything a good drink because there were only slight chances for rain in the forecast. Well...that 20% chance of showers turned into a thunderstorm that dumped a good bit on me Saturday evening. This afternoon I noticed some scape blasts including one that completely snapped off the bud on Abilene Lillian. I so desperately wanted her to bloom this year. I am crushed and hoping for the other fan to throw up a scape.
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philljm
Jun 18, 2012 5:54 PM CST
Well, at least you got lotsa rain - us, just a tad. Sorry about the blasts though ~Jan
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lovemyhouse
Jun 18, 2012 6:18 PM CST
I agree
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dormantsrule
Jun 18, 2012 6:40 PM CST
Sorry you had scape blasting. I have had so many stunted scapes which should be 28-36" and are an average of 14" and today found the first, and I hope last, dead scape. It grew to 10" yellowed and died. Others on the robin have reported this yellowing and dying. The really crappy part is when this stuff happens to ones that you have been waiting and waiting and waiting to see.
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Name: Mona
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monalisa18
Jun 18, 2012 7:34 PM CST
I've had several do this also. The good side of the story is, I've had more scapes than I have ever had this year, so I can't complain. I guess with all the good I've had, has to come a little bad. Sorry yours have been some you've longed to see bloom. That's what usually happens to me.
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daylily
Jun 18, 2012 9:46 PM CST
Blasting is so frustrating!

Years ago, I heard a scape blast. I was weeding a few feet from it. It sounded like a big stalk of celery snapping.

We have been so dry here. I watered some on Friday, then we got half an inch yesterday. Hoping that is not enough to cause blasting here.
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dormantsrule
Jun 18, 2012 10:44 PM CST
Is it only caused by the extreme of dryness and moisture?
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Jun 19, 2012 5:19 AM CST
Here is a link to the AHS terms page that explains blasting.
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/scapeblasting.html
Name: James
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JWWC
Jun 19, 2012 7:38 AM CST
dormantsrule said:Sorry you had scape blasting. I have had so many stunted scapes which should be 28-36" and are an average of 14" and today found the first, and I hope last, dead scape. It grew to 10" yellowed and died. Others on the robin have reported this yellowing and dying. The really crappy part is when this stuff happens to ones that you have been waiting and waiting and waiting to see.


I have a few that have stunted scapes or scapes that died. I was chalking that up to the really warm March followed by freezing temps in April then a pretty rapid warm up again combined with the dryness.

I gave myself Blue Beetle and Abilene Lillian for advancing to candidacy for my PhD last year and knowing that I have to move next year I was hoping to get flowers out of them this season. I still have another fan on Abilene Lillian so hopefully it will bloom. Blue Beetle has been kind enough to put up 2 scapes already! Big Grin
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 19, 2012 7:41 AM CST
I have some stunted scapes too but mostly on new daylilies that I planted last fall or this spring, which is probably a normal thing.
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jun 19, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Most of our scapes were stunted here as well. But the rebloom scapes are normal.
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Jun 19, 2012 12:48 PM CST
I have not seen stunting here.... but scapes seem unusually top branched, with lower bud count than normal.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Jun 19, 2012 5:45 PM CST
I am seeing stunted scapes on some daylilies. I received a clump or Westbourne Valentine's Day - and it is just FULL of scapes - and they are all stunted. I keep trying to cut most of them, because it is a new clump, but it just keeps sending up more and more stunted scapes! I am sure this is a combination of extreme weather conditions and shipping/ transplanting.

I hope my periodic watering will keep any blasting to a minimum, if we ever have a decent rainfall. And that AHS link was well explained ~Jan
Name: Kim W
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kimkats
Jun 19, 2012 7:51 PM CST
i had a scape blast on Small World Jazz Music yesterday. Luckily it was not the scape with pods Blinking It did have like 15 buds on it though, I was so mad! I put the whole scape in the 5 gallon bucket I collect the air conditioner drips in. I hope to enjoy it that way over the next few days. On the subject of stunted scapes, I have a few that are really short this year but some of my 2yr old seedlings are 36-40" tall. Go figure Confused If those are stunted they are going to be really tall.
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jun 19, 2012 8:11 PM CST
If the scape isn't all the way blasted and it's still attached somewhat you can try and save it. I have seen plenty of people duct tape the scape together so they get some of the blooms. I have seen scapes laying on the ground with just a tiny bit still attached and it keeps blooming.
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Jun 19, 2012 9:43 PM CST
Yep, a Popsicle stick helps too.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 20, 2012 5:15 AM CST
Yep, I've done that myself when I accidently broke off a scape.
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