I've noticed that although evergreen, my CVs enter a dormant period where no new foliage is growing. Or should I say, none that I've noticed. However, they look as lush and green as a fan producing new foliage.
Do you know approximately when that period starts and ends? When the new foliage starts to grow at the end of that period does the old foliage start to yellow and die?
The first sample evergreen appears to not be in that dormant period (I see smaller than mature size leaves in the centre of some of the fans) . On the other hand, the second sample evergreen seems to show that it was dormant at that time (all the leaves look mature size and there do not appear to be any short new leaves in the centre of the fans).
Larry in your photo of Palace Garden Beauty from Jan 2019 I see some young leaves. They are shorter than mature leaves and nearer to the centre of the fans. However, I do not see any old mature leaves that have yellowed and perhaps dried and might be lying on the ground. Do you remove old leaves or are they perhaps covered by leaf mulch?
admmad said:Do the leaves of Palace Garden Beauty tend to die during late August or September and new bright green leaves sprout then? Do only some leaves die then or many but not all? Or do new bright green leaves sprout continuously during your summer?
admmad said:Might you perhaps have any photos of Palace Garden Beauty in June, July, August, September, October, November? I assume that it might bloom in May?
The two in particular that did this for me were 'Pony' and 'Changing Latitudes'. I eventually removed them from the garden.
It's an extreme example, but Matthew Kaskel had trouble getting most daylilies to bloom in Homestead, FL.
His solution was to have northern growers send plants to him in January/February, plants which had already experienced winter dormancy.