Daylilies forum: Fertility Problem?

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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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Jul 29, 2012 6:21 PM CST
I have a plant that I've been trying to get seed from. The plant has set some pods on it, 5 or 6 this year, but the stems dry up and die before the pods can mature. Should I just consider this plant infertile and move on or is there something I can do to help it along? I have a photo but I lost the name, could be anything I know but It grows really well for me and flowers for a long time.
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jul 29, 2012 8:01 PM CST
Is it the scapes drying up and dying oe the pods drying up?
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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Jul 29, 2012 8:17 PM CST
It's the scapes that are drying up, the pods are still green.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Jul 30, 2012 5:20 AM CST
Has this happened every year, or just this one?

My feeling is that it is caused by the odd weather this year.

However, if this is the only plant this is happening with, then I would reconsider using it as parent plant. You would not want it to pass this trait on.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Jul 30, 2012 5:45 AM CST
A lot of places are experiencing the same problem with the scape drying up.
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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Jul 30, 2012 2:14 PM CST
This is the first year I've managed to get pods on most of my daylilies because I didn't know you had to pollinate them early in the day till I read that on here (new to daylilies from seed). I've had some chance pollinations of common daylilies but never on a tetraploid till this year. I'll try again next year if the weather is any better maybe it will behave differently. If not then it just become a nice garden plant and I focus on others as I don't have that happening to any others daylilies.

Thanks Michele and Juli

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