Daylilies forum: Regarding WILD HORSES

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Claudia
Jul 6, 2013 2:50 PM CST
I have a question for all those who grow WILD HORSES. I am planning on some rearranging in the fall and I have my Wild Horses at the back of a bed because it was supposed to a tall one at around 37''. Mine is nowhere near that so I think I need to move it more up front. Does anybody have one that is growing as tall as what it is registered?

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Name: Debra
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shive1
Jul 6, 2013 3:12 PM CST
As soon as you move it the front, it will get those 37 inch scapes. Sticking tongue out Mine is in part shade, and the scapes are usually about 30 inches tall. I've seen some at a daylily farm whose scapes seemed to be about 4 feet tall. I think if you have it planted in full sun where no other daylilies or plants are blocking it, those scapes would grow to the registered height in 3 or 4 years. I think it has to be fully established to get that tall. Also, remember Indiana was in an awful drought last year. We were in Tennessee too. Many of my plants have shorter scapes than usual this year.

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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jul 6, 2013 3:51 PM CST
When mine decides to bloom, which has only been twice in 4 years, it was short. I wish it would get tall, but more than that, I wish it would bloom! Some increase would be nice, too! Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
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Claudia
Jul 6, 2013 6:09 PM CST
Debra, that is exactly why I am afraid to move it!! Hilarious! You are right about the drought last year and I do have a tall lily growing right behind it that kind of bends over it. I think I will move the lily and sees what happens. Mine is not in full sun either.

Some of them just never do seem to increase do they Natalie.......and it always the ones you just love!! Hilarious!
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jul 6, 2013 7:40 PM CST
I know Claudia, and the ones that aren't my favorite grow like weeds, and bloom like crazy! Hilarious!
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maryann
Jul 6, 2013 7:48 PM CST
I have wild horses, and have had it for awhile. In my garden it is around 30" consistently in full sun. Last year it was my first flower to open and my last one to bloom. This is last years picture but it is looking just as good Thumb of 2013-07-07/maryann/87d617
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jul 6, 2013 7:54 PM CST
I'm jealous maryann!!! Totally jealous!!!
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Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Jul 6, 2013 8:17 PM CST
After three years of waiting, mine is finally going to bloom with one scape for each year! Mind you it would have bloomed last year were it not for a big lumbering monster dog that sat on it. I'm anxiously awaiting the opening of the buds to see if it really is Wild Horses. The year I purchased that plant was not a good year for getting what I ordered. Fingers crossed!
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jul 6, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Fingers are crossed Brian!
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Claudia
Jul 8, 2013 7:22 PM CST
I guess I am lucky. I received mine from a trade back in July 2009 from a woman who live in one of the Carolinas and mine bloomed for me right off. Bu this year has been the best/most blooms so far.

I clearly need to move the lilies that are over shadowing mine!!
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Name: Jan
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philljm
Jul 9, 2013 1:20 PM CST
Mine took 2 years to bloom, and I think there is only a single scape - but oh, it was worth the wait - I simply love it. I just measured that scape at 26 inches. Hopefully with all the rain we are getting this year, it will clump up like Maryann's and bloom it's little head off next year! ~Jan
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JubileeGardens
Jul 10, 2013 3:21 AM CST
I bought this one last year and it bloomed for me this summer on scapes around 34" high. I'm sure good bloom and scape height has to do with the amount of sun and water it gets, and the maturity of the plant. If it doesn't work well in one spot, then move it and see what happens.
Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Jul 10, 2013 8:56 PM CST
Mine bloomed today finally but I'm not sure it's correct. The flowers (2) seemed to be a little too round to be Wild Horses. The colour was right though so I'll see what the rest of the flowers do before I get disappointed. A little off topic but I also had a bloom on Think Pink which was VERY obviously wrong! Another vendor to avoid like the plague!
Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Jul 12, 2013 4:28 PM CST
More flowers out today and I'm happy to say they are less round and more like Wild Horses are supposed to look. No where near 30" though.
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Claudia
Jul 13, 2013 4:40 PM CST
Do you have any photos of it?
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