Daylilies forum: buds falling off

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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Aug 13, 2013 9:27 PM CST
What causes the buds to turn brownish yellow and drop off?I seem to have more of this every year,it seems to happen to small buds,I have not noticed large buds doing this.

I would also like to know what causes the buds to not fill out all the way to the end.when this happens the sepals will be turned up at the ends when the flower opens.

Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Aug 14, 2013 6:09 AM CST

I don't have an answer for you, but I do know that some years are worse than others for bud drop for me. Maybe its weather related or maybe its thrips or spider mites causing the problem.
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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Aug 14, 2013 6:23 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

I agree Yes it could be weather related. I know last year with solar activity (supposedly) people said this made buds drop and scapes dry up. Not enough water will definitely do it and THRIPS are a big contributor to bud drop.

Not sure about the sepal issue. I have had this happen but it's usually early in the season when the weather is still cool and I really don't know what causes it.
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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Aug 14, 2013 6:39 AM CST
I agree I agree, weather and THRIPS, and the nasty little things can make the ones that bloom very ugly. Daylilies are tough but in a drought they do need to be watered.

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