Daylilies forum: A daylily growth question from a newbi

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Name: Doug
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dre
Jul 13, 2013 7:47 PM CST
Hi,

I'm new to this forum and to growing daylilies.. Here is my question: How long will it take to see new growth in the bare-root daylilies I just planted?

PS - I live in San Francisco, so the summer temps hardly go over 75 degrees. Also we get lots of fog.

Thanks in advance.
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Jul 13, 2013 8:08 PM CST
Hi, Dre!

I can't answer your question, but just wanted to say "hey!" and welcome to the forum! Welcome!
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jul 13, 2013 8:15 PM CST
I'm sure someone from your area/zone will chime in, but here we see new growth in 2 or 3 days usually. Sometimes the foliage will die almost completely back before new growth starts but that's not usually the case here.
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daylily
Jul 13, 2013 9:14 PM CST
If they were dried and baggedm with just the roots and bought from a Wal-mart or Lowes or something it may take a longer. If you bought from a daylily nursery and they came in the mail with green tops still they should start growing pretty quickly.
Name: John
Marion County, Florida (Zone 9a)
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farawayfarmer
Jul 14, 2013 6:42 AM CST
Here in central Florida, bare-root plants will start showing growth in a day or two. Shippers clip the foliage back before shipping, and it's not unusual for some growth to start while the plants are in transit, particularly when the plants are shipped with damp roots.
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Name: Doug
San Francisco (Zone 10a)
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dre
Jul 14, 2013 3:12 PM CST
I bought my daylilies from Maryott's and they are starting to show a little growth from the tip of the fan.
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Name: Elizabete Rutens
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ElizabeteRutens
Jul 14, 2013 3:16 PM CST
Hi, Dre, and welcome!

I live just north of you in Marin, and I’m in a micro-climate that’s similar to San Francisco’s; the main difference is that we tend to get sun earlier in the afternoon. If the plants were mail-ordered and had visible green growth, then I would expect you would see new growth within a week. The only exception that I’ve experienced was with a daylily that arrived after a 12 day misadventure through the midwest via the US mail system during a heat wave in August. That one went dormant initially, but began to grow within a few weeks, and even managed to flower that year in late October/early November.

Just in general, I now only buy daylilies that are shipped in early spring as soon as the snow melts from mail order nurseries that sell only field-grown daylilies in a climate that experiences a deep freeze for at least a couple of weeks. It’s great that we don’t have a deep freeze here, however, daylilies are susceptible to a fungus called daylily rust. It’s virtually impossible to kill without prolonged freezing temps, and is very unsightly. (See http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/daylily_rust.html ) Blue Ridge Daylilies is a favorite seller of mine: http://www.daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi?dispseller&seller... and also at: http://thebloomingauction.com/storecatalog.asp?userid=3 (If you do buy from both auctions, then let Bob Selman know via e-mail, and he will combine the order, which reduces the shipping price.)

Regardless of where you purchase daylilies, it’s a good idea to look for cultivars that are Early Morning Openers (EMO) or Cold Morning Openers (CMO). Since we consistently have overnight temps in the 45-55 degree range (and generally not particularly hot daytime temps), they sometimes have difficulty fully opening. Also – with rare exceptions (Carr’s “Living in Luxury” comes to mind), the elaborate edges of some daylilies tend to be more modest in our moderate climate.

Happy gardening! : ) - Elizabete
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Lilydaydreamer
Jul 14, 2013 7:15 PM CST
I agree Welcome! Doug!

You picked a great place to purchase your daylilies, Maryott's is one of my favorites!
Please share which cultivars you got. nodding
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Christine27360
Jul 16, 2013 3:22 PM CST
Welcome! Doug!!!

I too like Maryott's. Mine do great but being in MN my climate ia a tad bit different than yours Hilarious!
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Jul 18, 2013 7:19 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! to new member John Boots too!
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tink3472
Jul 18, 2013 7:22 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Lindalee Stuckey
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LindaleeS
Jul 19, 2013 5:29 PM CST
I had some grow almost immediately. I bought Lillian's Vapor Trail (in early May) and it flowered within two weeks and has now had second crop of flowers.

Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jul 19, 2013 5:58 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! LindaleeS
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 19, 2013 6:52 PM CST
Yes, Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! LindaleeS
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philljm
Jul 20, 2013 6:28 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
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Lilydaydreamer
Jul 20, 2013 7:48 AM CST
I agree Welcome!
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Christine27360
Jul 22, 2013 8:50 AM CST
I agree Welcome! Welcome!
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