Daylilies forum: Small Daylily Growing on Scape

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Name: Toney
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Cruddy
May 20, 2013 1:07 PM CST
I have a smaller plant growing on the scape of one of my daylilies. Is there a way I can root it and grow another plant from it?

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Name: James
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JWWC
May 20, 2013 1:14 PM CST
It's called a proliferation and yes you can root them to start a new fan.

There are a few threads on the topic including this one that have some good info on how to root them.

The thread "Daylily on a scape ~~ Help with what these are called??" in Daylilies forum

I've cut them 3 inches below the prolif once the scape is bloomed out and put them in water just up to the bottom of the proliferation to stimulate root formation. Once the scape has browned too close to the prolif I will either pot them up or put them in the ground depending on how close to frost we are.
Name: Toney
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Cruddy
May 20, 2013 3:38 PM CST
Thanks for that information.
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beth14kk9
May 21, 2013 9:49 AM CST
I also saw an article somewhere recently (maybe the Daylily Journal?) about air-layering proliferations similarly to how you would with a woody plant like a camellia.

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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Aug 20, 2013 9:56 AM CST
I thought I would share my pictures and the results from air layering a prolif on LILLIAN'S LIES AND ALIBIS.

I didn't take any pictures when I was putting this together because it was starting to rain but I smeared a small amount of cloning gel on the bottom of the prolif before wrapping it in foil and adding some pro-mix.


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All in all this was the growth over a period of 7 weeks starting with no roots on the prolif.

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