Daylilies forum: Spiral Scape

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Name: Leslie
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Lalambchop1
Apr 27, 2016 11:28 AM CST
Does anyone know what would cause a scape to spiral like this? Of course it's one of the top 3 I want to work with this year. Glare

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GRRRR. I don't know why this is posting sideways. I had some do that on FB today too. It's corrected and saved on my computer.

Leslie

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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 27, 2016 11:37 AM CST
I have had a couple that were curved but not to that extent. One was actually blocked by the Name Plate, I think a couple of others were blocked by very thick foliage causing them to turn under and curve. So all I can suggest is that something was blocking the scape.
Name: Regina
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scflowers
Apr 27, 2016 1:54 PM CST
I had one do this also (there could be more, but one noticed). I was able to dig down a bit and free the end of the scape from the ground. At least maybe it will still bloom, albeit sideways or upside down Sad

I would like to know what causes it also. Like Larry, I think maybe when it was growing it was blocked by something near the surface. I've seen leaves do this a lot, especially as I've been watching seedlings grow and paying attention a little more closely to their development.
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spunky1
Apr 27, 2016 2:04 PM CST
I think it may be a leaf from the scape that is still attached, sometimes you can cut it loose.
Name: Julie
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floota
Apr 27, 2016 2:49 PM CST
I'm thinking that this curving ( although not the normal type of fasciation) could also be called a fasciated scape. Usually the scapes become deformed when developing from the meristem and they have a flattened thick look. You can see pictures of fasciated scapes by clicking on this link in the daylily dictionary. http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/fasciation.html

However, I may be wrong! I too have had scapes bend if the name plate gets in their way.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 27, 2016 2:54 PM CST
I seem to have some fascinated scapes in the garden every year now, and I thought that is what it might be at first. But I think Fred recognized the curved leaf that looks like it is caught in the ground and is blocking the scape.
Name: Leslie
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Lalambchop1
Apr 27, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Thank you all for your input. I'll check it tomorrow and make sure there is nothing in the way. It probably won't make a difference at this point but at least I'll learn more about it.
Leslie

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beckygardener
Apr 27, 2016 8:05 PM CST
I have had a couple daylily plants do that and I believe mine turned out to be Spring Sickness. It makes the leaves and growth deformed. My plants recovered but they sure looked weird for a while.
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