Daylilies forum: Seedling 6 weeks to scape!

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Name: James
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JWWC
Jun 22, 2014 1:01 PM CST
I was out looking to do some potting up this afternoon and noticed this! These seeds went into peroxide and weak gibberellic acid on May 7. They were planted May 9th.

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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jun 22, 2014 1:44 PM CST
gibberellic acid is said to make plants bloom sooner so maybe that is why it is scaping Shrug!
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Jun 22, 2014 2:19 PM CST
Blinking Wow!

I am excited to see bloom this year on seed direct planted in the ground in fall of 2010!

Quite a difference!
Name: James
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JWWC
Jun 22, 2014 3:02 PM CST
I've read mixed things about whether or not it will cause them to bloom earlier. Most use it for germination and warn that it can cause plants to etiolate.

I had some old seeds I was going to soak so I figured what the heck! I bought those seeds because I wanted Tet- HAI genes so I'm not losing much if it ruins the seedling.
Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jun 22, 2014 3:27 PM CST
I forget who it is but there is someone (in another country) who uses it to get his to bloom earlier in the season so he can start setting pods before it gets really hot there.
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Gleni
Jun 22, 2014 11:05 PM CST
My goodness!! How interesting.
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lovemyhouse
Jun 23, 2014 7:55 AM CST
Fun, James! Thumbs up
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ARoseblush
Jun 23, 2014 9:01 AM CST
I am always learning something new here on ATP. This is the first time I have heard of 'gibberelic acid' which promotes rapid blooms(maturity) on daylily plants. I understand the reason, but have many questions as to the safety/longevity of the plants involved.
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Hemlady
Jun 23, 2014 9:36 AM CST
I agree I have not heard of it either.
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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Jun 23, 2014 10:33 AM CST
ARoseblush said:I am always learning something new here on ATP. This is the first time I have heard of 'gibberelic acid' which promotes rapid blooms(maturity) on daylily plants. I understand the reason, but have many questions as to the safety/longevity of the plants involved.


The gibberellins are a naturally occurring group of plant hormones, of which gibberellic acid is one. From what I have read, the use in seed germination is predominantly to force the seeds to break dormancy and germinate. It can be applied in other scenarios (with varying concentrations of course) that can lead to increased fruit set and blooms. Interestingly, I was reading a bit this morning, different concentrations can drive production of male or female flowers.

In the case above, I soaked the seeds for just over 40 hours in a solution that was 10% hydrogen peroxide (10% of the store bought variety so the final concentration was 0.3%) with 500 mg/mL gibberellic acid.
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shive1
Jun 23, 2014 11:52 AM CST
Amazing! I can't imagine one that young putting up a scape.
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ARoseblush
Jun 23, 2014 1:12 PM CST
Very interesting info, James. I read a little about gibberellins on Google this afternoon. Amazon is selling a small bottle for $10.00.

SuperGrow Gibberellic Acid Starter Kit
by Consolidated Chemical & Solvents LLC

http://www.amazon.com/SuperGrow-Gibberellic-Acid-Starter-Kit...

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