Daylilies forum: Do you cut late rebloom scapes?

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Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Oct 4, 2014 11:24 AM CST
Hello, I noticed that several of my daylilies have rebloom scapes, some just starting, others with buds. I am only a few days away from our average first frost date, and although, it is still warm during the days, the lows have been down to high 30's. Should I cut all the scapes? I would think that I would see no bloom from these and the energy used by the plant, would take away from next years blooms, but I don't know for sure.

Thanks,
Gale
Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Oct 4, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Yes, do cut the scapes. Even I cut scapes that occur late in the season down here in 9a. Let the plants funnel that energy back into surviving/growing during the winter.

30's for you? I'm excited about lows in the 60's!!
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Oct 4, 2014 5:43 PM CST
Thanks, Arlene. Sorry you don't get to enjoy all the seasons, I do enjoy them all, but by late winter I will be envious of you.

Gale

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