Daylilies forum: Scapes!!!?

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Mar 19, 2015 9:07 AM CST
With one of my orders last year I received a small single fan as a bonus. It grew well and was a much larger single fan by fall and I moved it into a larger container. It sat outside all winter except for the wicked cold spell in early March. Back outside now and I saw growth and was pleased that it was putting on a new fan. Not. It's clearly a scape. Now, on the other side of the fan there is another growth that also looks like a scape instead of a fan. I didn't know daylilies did this. I'm watching it. The 2nd one may still turn out to be a new fan, but it doesn't look like it.

Good thing I had moved it into the garage during that cold blast or these would have been history, I think. It's also going to be an EEEE type bloom instead of just EE Green Grin! . It will more than likely be finished blooming long before anything else starts. It's either really mixed up somehow or probably needs to move south a few miles. If this is going to be normal, it will be damaged here most years.
Donald
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Polymerous
Mar 19, 2015 9:54 AM CST
Sounds intriguing! Do you mind telling us what the plant is - as in name?

I have to wonder if the brief sojourn inside might have prompted the scape growth, in which case bloom would not normally happen this early ("EEEE"). Confused That there are seemingly two scapes suggests "instant rebloom" to me, which is a valuable trait.

Please keep us posted - and give us the name!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Mar 19, 2015 12:14 PM CST
I'm happy to report that I am wrong on the first growth being a scape, so I expect the 2nd will not be one either. That's a much better scenario. What looked clearly like a stem was a leaf that was tightly rolled up. It's very warm today and it started unrolling so it doesn't look so much like a growing scape.

I don't mind telling the name. It's supposed to be Cinnamon Faces. I tend to be a bit leery about attributing traits to a named plant until I've verified that it's actually true to name. It's really likely to be Cinnamon Faces since it originated from the hybridizer, but that won't be certain until it blooms. A plant under a name which does poorly and doesn't bloom - or waits a long time to prove it's what it's supposed to be - can give a plant a bad rep if it turns out to be an incorrectly identified. That's a voice of experience. I received another plant last year from a different hybridizer and it did bloom - incorrectly. He was able to verify the correct name. Mix ups do happen and I'm tolerant of them. I just am not fond of speaking too soon. It's just about impossible to correct misinformation in the digital age. If this plant had bloomed last year after I received it and I knew it was correct, I would have used the name.
Donald

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