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Rosegal
Sep 29, 2014 1:09 PM CST
I was given a daylily which had just one beautiful pink flower and that flower fell off leaving something that looks like a little pod (I assume its the ovary). Nothing has happened since that flower fell off. Should I remove that pod at the top of the plant or should I just leave it and continue to wait.
Name: Michele
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tink3472
Sep 29, 2014 3:26 PM CST
Welcome rosegal Welcome! Welcome!

That little pod is a fertilized ovary (so you are partly correct Thumbs up ). That pod should get bigger and bigger if it has viable seeds in it. Now some pods will fall off (abort) if they have no viable seeds in them or if the plant becomes overly dry or it could fall off for many other reasons. It takes 30-60 days for a pod to mature and the seeds be ready to plant (or store). I'm sure someone else will chime in with more info but this is just a quick answer before I head out.
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Frillylily
Sep 29, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Assuming that you are new to daylilies, you are just wanting something pretty in your garden. Find a reputable nursery and order some inexpensive ones you like. There are many to choose from! Hybridizing can be fun, but it can also take a couple years to get a bloom-starting w seed, and you may not even like the looks of the bloom. The seed will produce a genetically different plant from the one you started with. In short, just buy some pretty plants. Maybe later when you become more familiar with dl and the different forms, colors and characteristics, you can dabble in some hybridizing. That way you will have a better idea of what your goals are and what you like or don't like ect.
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bluegrassmom
Sep 29, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Welcome to ATPs, rosegal! Hurray! Hurray! Welcome!
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Gleni
Sep 29, 2014 5:22 PM CST
Welcome Rosegal Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 29, 2014 5:51 PM CST
Welcome! Rosegal!
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Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Sep 30, 2014 3:52 AM CST
Likewise, Welcome! Rosegal!
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Claudia
Sep 30, 2014 5:08 PM CST
Welcome! Rosegal! You have come to the right place to ask any questions and learn all about daylilies.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 1, 2014 2:59 AM CST
If you are interested in growing dl's from seed, let the pod dry up until it is brown and starts splitting at the top. Then you should be able to see the seeds inside the pod. At that time you can pick the pod off the scape and start the process of preparing the seeds for planting.

Here is an article from @beckygardener on how she grows daylilies from seed:
http://garden.org/ideas/view/beckygardener/1839/Growing-Dayl...

The one thing you may not want to do is to let the pod dry up and drop the seeds right next to the main plant since the new plants will be a different color.

Vickie
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Rosegal
Oct 1, 2014 1:07 PM CST
Thank you all so much Thank You!
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Oct 1, 2014 5:31 PM CST
Are they dragon fruit flowers Rosegal?
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Oct 2, 2014 6:07 AM CST
Vickie, thanks for posting that link. I missed reading that.
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 2, 2014 11:16 AM CST
You are welcome, Teresa. I have directions on how to grow from seeds printed out from another post and it is hanging on my fridge, but I did not star the page so I couldn't find it! I just know it is buried in the ideas somewhere Smiling
Vickie
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