Daylilies forum: What is this caused by? Looks like a burn mark

Views: 708, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies
Image
Seedsower
Jun 23, 2012 12:27 PM CST
The buds on one of my 5 yr old seedling clumps has this burn looking mark on them. Any idea what it is? Thumb of 2012-06-23/Seedsower/74a832
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Jun 23, 2012 12:29 PM CST
I'm seeing that on some of mine too. Have never ever seen anything like it before.
Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies
Image
Seedsower
Jun 23, 2012 1:04 PM CST
I'm wondering if it actually is a burn mark. We have had several days 95-98 degrees. I had moved this seedling from the north side of the garage to a more exposed area with direct sun in the morning. Maybe the change in location made it tempermental and susceptible to sunburn? Confused
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
Image
Natalie
Jun 23, 2012 1:10 PM CST
I'm seeing it too, and have never seen it before. It's only on the daylilies that are in full sun all day. I've got others that are in part sun/shade, and there is nothing on them like this. I sure hope someone can tell us what it is.
Natalie
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Jun 23, 2012 1:53 PM CST
Wonder if the sunspot thingy has anything to do with it???
Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: United States of America Pollen collector Dragonflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida
Birds Butterflies Container Gardener Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 2 Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
tink3472
Jun 23, 2012 2:03 PM CST
There is talk of this on the AHS email robin as well in various areas. I've noticed it here on some as well. Could be the solar activity stuff that's causing it, Shrug! who knows.
[url=www.pensacoladaylilyclub.com]www.pensacoladaylilyclub.com[/url]
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Image
woofie
Jun 23, 2012 2:04 PM CST
What color are the blooms on that plant? Copied this off this site: http://cipm.ncsu.edu/daylily/culture.htm

"Daylilies will grow best in a location that receives full sun (this means sun all day). However, it is often recommended that red, violet and other dark colored daylilies be planted in areas that receive afternoon shade. When dark colors are planted in full sun, they often darken or "burn", because the dark colors absorb light and heat from the sun. Daylilies with dark-colored flowers should be planted in afternoon shade to prevent sunburn of the blossoms. "

Do you think that might be the problem?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
Image
Natalie
Jun 23, 2012 2:19 PM CST
Woofie, I think you may be right, at least in my case. All of mine that have this are darker colors. One is Stutter's Ball, and another is a dark red one that I can't recall the name of off the top of my head. I'd go look, but I'd melt! It's blazing hot today! There were a couple more that have it too, and I'm positive that they are darker ones.

Thanks so much for that information. I better move some of these in the fall. The daylilies that I have in part sun/shade do much better than those in full sun anyway. I just need to dig up more grass to make room!
Natalie
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Image
woofie
Jun 23, 2012 2:39 PM CST
Well, I'm not sure if they mean that the buds will burn, or that the opened flowers will burn. There weren't any photo examples there. And it sounds like other people are having similar problems elsewhere, so maybe it really IS sunspots! (I love to blame everything on sunspots... Hilarious! )
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
Image
philljm
Jun 23, 2012 2:47 PM CST
Hey, sunspots works for me!! Big Grin

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"