Daylilies forum: Seedling Question

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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Sep 24, 2013 5:34 PM CST
I moved some seedlings that were in a sunny windowsill outdoors. They were in the sun for about 2 hours the first day, 6 hours the second day and maybe 8 today.

This evening I noticed that some of the leaves had areas that were a silvery-grey color. Any ideas what would cause this? Was it too much sun too soon? They may have had some over spray when I fertilized yesterday but other than that I see no signs of insects or anything else. I really don't want to lose these crosses so any help would be appreciated!
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Sep 24, 2013 6:38 PM CST
I would say too much sun too soon. Usually any kind of seedling needs about a week of hardening. Put them where they have indirect light for about a week, then start to introduce them to direct sun.
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spunky1
Sep 25, 2013 3:31 AM CST
I agree with Gerry, the sun may cause some to even lose there foliage but they should survive, seems like every year I get in a hurry and the same thing happens to some of mine.
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Seed Starter Annuals Region: Indiana
Region: United States of America Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader
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JWWC
Sep 25, 2013 8:30 AM CST
Thanks both of you. Back into indirect light they go!

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