Daylilies forum: Can southern growers keep Dormant dl?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 1, 2010 2:40 PM CST
Just wondering if the southern growers plant dl that are dormants? I have all three kinds, and I know the farther north you go, the harder it is to grow EV and SEV, so I wondered if going south was harder to grow the DOR?
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hementia
Aug 1, 2010 3:25 PM CST
Some do and some do not
I find that Pat Stamile's candies and other dormants do well here
I have lost PRIMAL SCREAM,CROCODILE SMILE,GRAM'S DREAM,the DESIGNER series,and many others
With this heat almost all my daylies have gone dormant even the evergreens
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Frillylily
Aug 1, 2010 3:29 PM CST
yes, but don't they come back if they are kept watered?
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hementia
Aug 2, 2010 9:34 AM CST
I sure hope so.
So far this has been the hottest year on record with temps over 90 for the last two months.The last two days it reached 101 and the same is expected today
We normally have mid 80s with afternoon thunder showers.
This is no happening this year,
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shive
Aug 8, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Charlie - I have all three kinds going dormant too. Long stretches of days around 100 degrees will do that to daylilies. I supposedly have sold some and am doing trades that I may not be able to deliver on because of the dormancy.

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spunky1
Aug 14, 2010 11:02 AM CST
The dormancy thing is happening here also, more than I ever remember. I had dug out two beds of two year old seedlings a couple of weeks ago, now there are summer dormants coming up in both beds. Like Charlie some of Stamiles tet dormants do well here but most do poorly after the first year so as a rule I do not buy them. Dip ufs and spider dormants seem to do a lot better. I hardly grow any dips other than ufs and spiders as these are the only dips I mess with.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 14, 2010 4:18 PM CST
Well I have been watering mine like crazy. Will that slow them from going dormant? really, mine look pretty good so far. I wonder if it is the lack of water, or just he high temps alone that would make them go dormant.
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spunky1
Aug 15, 2010 6:31 AM CST
I don't think water will effect them, mine get watered every other day and some still go dormant, I think its the heat not water. In the photo you can see them coming back.Thumb of 2010-08-15/spunky1/4b993d

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