Daylilies forum: Impressive first-year scapes

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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jun 13, 2016 5:22 PM CST
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This is Love Song which I acquired from Judy Davisson this spring. It has the best branching and bud count for a first-year that at least I have ever seen. She did send me quite the massive fans, but still I’m very impressed. Thumbs-up to Judy and her great plants! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Just planted this one about a month ago, and at that time it was two tiny fans—the minimum I’d accept from a seller. This thing is now all of 8” tall but apparently it’s decided it can handle putting up scapes! Blinking

When I first saw them I gasped a little bit from shock and awe. Then I swear I heard the daylily speak to me: “Hey, no big deal, I’m a Munson!” Blinking

It is a Munson (Samurai Silk) -- I simply had to get at least one into my collection and I’m impressed. This one’s definitely got some gumption! Green Grin!





Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jun 14, 2016 7:52 AM CST
It is nice to see the great growth on your newly planted daylilies! I hope you post pictures when they bloom Thumbs up
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 14, 2016 8:06 AM CST
I agree I agree Thumbs up
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Name: Dennis
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Dennis616
Jun 14, 2016 8:14 AM CST
Will do!

It sure is nice to see the new gals settling in to their new homes. Half to two-thirds of my second-years had a bout of spring sickness this spring Thumbs down but almost all have recovered nicely. Starting to see a lot of scapes and am really looking forward to bloom season!
Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jun 21, 2016 5:10 PM CST
Another first-year has surprised me.

This one, also, had two VERY small fans, and the extremely small start of a third fan. Even though it isn't more than 8" tall it has already decided to add a fourth fan and put up a scape!

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I had to leave VERY early this morning and I just got home to discover that my first-year plant LOVESONG has five blooms open at once! Incredible and awesome!

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 23, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Five blooms, that is great. Love it when things like that happen.
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
Jun 23, 2016 6:23 PM CST
Zooks, Dennis! I have a bunch of first years, and I'm mightily impressed when I get a single bloom. I've certainly never had more than one!! Five, you say? I'd faint!!!
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jun 23, 2016 7:18 PM CST
Me, too! Blinking Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jun 26, 2016 11:46 AM CST
I'm certainly impressed by Love Song. Now I'm shocked. For the SECOND time this year, as a first-year plant, it has got 5 blooms open at once:
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And here is another tiny first-year. The two fans were so small when I received it that I would have been upset with the seller, except this was a gift plant so I really can't complain too much. This thing right now is just 5" tall and yet here it is popping up a scape!
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So much for a fan having to be mature before it puts up a scape! Hilarious! I'm astonished that with very few exceptions every first-year plant, both this year and last year, no matter how big or small the fans are, has bloomed. I guess daylilies are REALLY inclined to bloom!
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
Jun 26, 2016 1:25 PM CST
Okay now, Dennis, you knew I was jealous before...5 blooms is amazing! Some of my first year's have put up scapes that dried up before blooming!
Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jun 26, 2016 2:14 PM CST
It is awesome isn't it Barbalee! These daylilies are making me look like I know what I'm doing Hilarious!
In the case of Love Song I think it is a combination of a great plant and some huge high quality fans Judy sent. Thumbs up
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
Jun 26, 2016 3:35 PM CST
Dennis616 said:It is awesome isn't it Barbalee! These daylilies are making me look like I know what I'm doing Hilarious!
In the case of Love Song I think it is a combination of a great plant and some huge high quality fans Judy sent. Thumbs up


You're probably right on the second front, but you can take credit on the first! A lot of my first years were teensy, tiny things, but they're definitely growing! The big ones I got are giving me a bloom here 'n there.
Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jun 26, 2016 3:58 PM CST
Even if they don't bloom it is nice to see the first-years growing and think about what they will eventually become, isn't it?

I thought for sure a fan has to mature quite a bit and show some significant growth before one could expect it to bloom. But that plant in the last photo I posted here sure blows that out of the water! I just can't believe it! This plant is supposed to have 5" blooms on 24" scapes. Right now its largest leaf is only 3/8" wide and about 6" long. This is amazing to me

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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
Jun 26, 2016 4:00 PM CST
I sure hope that tiny one gives you a bloom! Keep us posted.

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