Lyshack said:I'm sure everyone else is right about the foliage, but just to give you something else to think about, someone much smarter than me once told me that you'll get good scapes and buds if your plants get plenty of water when the scapes are forming.
Have you ever had any feed back from breeders down in Florida on the length of time the scapes are in the process of forming ?
I think you have done a wonderful job of presenting the process of the formation of a scape with the photos you created using the camera and the microscope. Great job...love how you present things in such a scientific manner.
sooby said:Are those dates from The Initial and Early Developmental Stages of the Floral Scape in Hemerocallis
The time of flowering in different daylily cultivars is not dictated by specific signals from the environment, such as day length (photoperiod) or low winter temperatures (vernalization). When a specific cultivar first flowers as a seedling will depend on how large its crown must be before the growing point can switch from being vegetative to being reproductive. Its future cycles of vegetative growth (leaf production) and flowering (scape production) presumably depend on its growth rate and the specific relationship for that plant between the number/size of leaves and switching to reproductive (scape) production.
admmad said:These dates are those that apply to Maryland and were determined by Arisumi & Frazier. They found that the time at which the scapes start to develop is determined by when in the growing season the plants actually flower.
sooby said:FWIW the daylilies I dissected looking for buds that November had had no fertilizer.