Daylilies forum: Need help with branch count

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Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Jul 19, 2015 5:42 AM CST
I'm trying to figure out the branch count on this one, I've read the guidelines several times at the AHS site, I'm still unclear.

Any input is appreciated, TIA!


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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 19, 2015 6:13 AM CST
Good question! Is it a 3 or a 4? Do you count the main scape as one of the branches or not? I would be curious to know as well as I have come across this same dilemma. Confused
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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jul 19, 2015 7:48 AM CST
I'm a newbie to branch counting but I'd like to take a stab at it. Sticking tongue out

Looks like a zig-zag scape with 2 branches plus a terminal-V which equals a total of 4 branches.

Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 19, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Not much experience at branch counting either, and I am guessing four also.
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Jul 19, 2015 1:19 PM CST
I see five, If I read right, you count two for the far right branch, because there are multiple buds on both branches. Thats how I read the AHS description on bud counting, but I could very well be wrong.

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 19, 2015 2:26 PM CST
beckygardener said:Do you count the main scape as one of the branches or not?


Are you referring to the AHS Daylily Dictionary instructions for branching? It says there "A terminal V is counted as 2 branches and a terminal W is counted as 3 branches. A scape that does not divide into a V or a W at its terminus is counted as 1 branch."

http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/branching.html

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