Daylilies forum: Is there any relationship between rebloom and high number of branches

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jul 29, 2016 3:23 PM CST
I am making an effort to get a few newer daylilies with higher bud counts and more branching (4-8 branches, is all that is within my reach budget wise).
I would like to hear from people who have plants with a high level of branching. Do plants with many branches tend to create a lot of new fans and send up a lot of rebloom scapes over a long period of time? Or do they tend to not create a lot of new scapes?
Can you see any increase or decrease in rebloom with plants with a high number of branches?
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 2, 2016 12:28 PM CST
Larry my top two branching daylily is Genesta and Autumn King. Both are very late bloomers without time for rebloom. They both bloom until the frost gets here. My best on both were nine way branching. Autumn King top out at ninenty five buds and Genesta came in with one hundred and thirty eight on one scape and one hundred and forty on the other. Had ffo on Genesta August second twenty sixteen. Autumn King had ffo on July thirty first twenty sixteen. Both are also bud builders.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Aug 2, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Mike, I am stunned that a plant registered in 1950 could have 9 way branching with 95 buds, that is remarkable! I had no idea. I do hope on that one especially you file a "local report".
Edited to add: What size is the bloom on it?
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 2, 2016 12:47 PM CST
'Autumn King' probably has Hemerocallis multiflora as an ancestor and at least part of the reason for its high bud count
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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Aug 2, 2016 4:29 PM CST
'Jean' (McDade-Schreiner, 1943) averages 7-8 branches per scape. The year before I moved it (about 3 years ago) it had 11 branches. I didn't count the buds.

It's one of the very last to bloom here, so I can't use it as a pod parent due to the heat. What makes 'Jean' special is that it is a true dormant that does very well here. That, in itself, is nearly a miracle! Smiling Edited: It does not rebloom for me.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Aug 2, 2016 4:49 PM CST
judydu2
That is very interesting, information like that is so hard to come by.
How has it performed over the last three years after being moved?
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Region: Louisiana Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
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judydu2
Aug 2, 2016 5:53 PM CST
Seedfork said:judydu2
That is very interesting, information like that is so hard to come by.
How has it performed over the last three years after being moved?


It's as reliable as clockwork as far as bloom and timing but the branch count is down since moving it.
It occupied its former spot for about 8 years, though, so I feel certain that once 'Jean' is truly settled in, the high branch count will resume.
It's pollen is fertile. I've not tried to set pods because of its very late bloom time.

Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 3, 2016 10:38 PM CST
Larry the bloom is about 3-3 1/2 inches. Height this year 55 inches. Last year it was over sixty.
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So far I have been dabbing her with August Flame
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Genesta has ten scapes thus far. Going to divide her next Spring to move some to the front garden.
All three pics were taken today.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 4, 2016 5:51 AM CST
Mike, my Genesta has scapes this year. Can't wait for it to bloom. It is such a late bloomer that I am not sure anything else will be in bloom at the same time. Hopefully I get some rebloom this year.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 4, 2016 10:31 PM CST
Cindy I was wondering about your Genesta and Carmen Renee. That's good news. My other Genesta clump have more scapes than the one posted. Had a ffo today on that clump. They are close to the spigot so I make sure that they stay moist. It will be interesting to see how Genesta does when I divide her next Spring. Got to get her in the front garden for some late season color. Should be nice.
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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
Aug 5, 2016 5:19 AM CST
Carmen Renee did better last summer than its doing this summer. Been too hot and not nearly enough rain here.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 8, 2016 11:15 PM CST
Ahh, she will make it up to you.
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