Daylilies forum: blooms not opening completely

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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Jun 25, 2015 1:06 PM CST
what can be a reason for blooms not opening completely?
Not enough sunlight, not warm enough, plants just too young..? Shrug!

The weather has been not exactly great lately: only 16 - 18 degrees C Crying
And these are plants that are in my garden since the end of April, so very new.
(I was pleasantly surprised that they give flowers at all! Hurray! )

Mayo
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dormantsrule
Jun 25, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Hi Mayo, One reason could be you'll need warmer temps. 60 degrees F is not warm enough here in my zone 7A for blooms to completely open.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 26, 2015 1:47 PM CST
I agree Most daylilies like it a little warmer to completely open.
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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Dog Lover Hellebores
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Mayo62
Jun 26, 2015 4:12 PM CST
you were right: today it was warmer and voilá Hurray!
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Thank You!

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dormantsrule
Jun 27, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Hurray for open blooms. Our temps dropped from 87 yesterday to 67 today and at 8 a.m .and there is nothing camera worthy since most blooms are partially opened. I have noticed that my older introductions have no problem opening in cool temps.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Jun 27, 2015 6:52 AM CST
Our temps dropped too and its raining so not able to take any pics today.
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dormantsrule
Jun 27, 2015 7:35 AM CST
Hemlady said:Our temps dropped too and its raining so not able to take any pics today.


I know what you mean since we've already had 3 days of hard rain and once again it rained last night, today and hard rain for tonight. I woke up freezing this morning and I see a lot of cupped sepals on daylilies from cool temps.

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