Daylilies forum: water and limescale

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Jul 14, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Hello!
Here where I live water is really hard, there's a lot of limescale, we have a pitcher with limecale filters for drinking; but it's too small to filter water for watering my daylilies.
So I water them with no filtered water, and I can see a lot of white signs on leaves, left by limescale. Is it a problem or not?

Thank you!
Sabrina, North Italy
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 14, 2015 11:43 AM CST
Some daylilies don't like the media pH to be too high but if they're not happy they will tell you by developing interveinal chlorosis like this:

http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/interveinal_chlorosi...

Not every daylily cultivar is as fussy about the pH though.

Are you able to catch rainwater for them instead?
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Jul 14, 2015 2:46 PM CST
Thank you! I'm not seeing anything like interveinal chlorosis, I'll check better tomorrow in the morning now that I know what to look for.
I don't have any chance to catch rainwater, it's not raining. The past summer was fresh and rainy, this is hot and dry.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com

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