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Name: Arlene
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florange
Mar 5, 2020 12:27 PM CST
I was wondering in the garden, sorta of looking at some daylilies. THEN IT APPEARED! A scape on Nature Lover! Orange Spice (first scape last year) is beside Nature Lover and I call them my monsters. They have really good sized clumps. They also put on a show. We've had two 80+ degree days and I think the daylilies are celebrating!!!

Went out and looked again. Found another scape on Can't Touch This!

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 5, 2020 12:30 PM CST
I have been out looking when fertilizing and spraying but nothing yet, glad to hear you have scapes, maybe in another two weeks I will have scapes. I am thinking this cold spell may slow them down a little.
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Mar 5, 2020 3:38 PM CST
Well maybe if we could get some rain it will happen. But still nary a drop.
Name: Dennis
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Dennis616
Mar 5, 2020 4:06 PM CST
I've got two!! Hurray!

OK these are seedlings growing indoors in pots so maybe that's cheating a bit, but still counts as a pleasant sight!

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Name: Arlene
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florange
Mar 5, 2020 4:57 PM CST
Pam, it's been really dry here too! And the temperatures have been all over the map! Last 2 days in mid- to high 80's. Tomorrow 70 with a low of 46. This is crazy!!
Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
Mar 5, 2020 6:22 PM CST
I am in between you both, in The Villages for the winter. We are supposed to get rain tonight so I hope you both get some also. I don't have any daylilies down here except for a couple prolifs I brought down last year as an experiment. They are still little, figured I wouldn't see any of the flowers since we leave late April so why bother. Shrug!
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Mar 5, 2020 7:09 PM CST
florange said:I was wondering in the garden, sorta of looking at some daylilies. THEN IT APPEARED! A scape
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Oh BOY, don't you just LOVE that time of year!!!! It will be a while for me here in zone 5a but I'm looking forward to saying: "THEN IT APPEARED". Hurray!
Name: Roger & Karen
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Diggerofdirt
Mar 5, 2020 8:19 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! ive been out looking and nothing yet our first flower out usually is Top Show Off and usually shows around end of March Hurray!
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Name: Alan
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pikaia
Mar 6, 2020 4:29 AM CST
A few days ago I was very surprised.to see this (very short) scape on my Painted Lady (Mid season) here in Liverpool. Other daylilies have plenty of leaves, thanks to a mild winter, and this is growing close to the South wall of my house so it has a warm microclimate, but I would not expect to see scapes before May.

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Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
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MrKGDickie
Mar 6, 2020 6:54 AM CST
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Hardy hibiscus are a hobby, but daylilies are an obsession.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Mar 6, 2020 7:25 AM CST
Alan,
Amazing to see scapes and buds so early but I was really shocked to see them in the United Kingdom...plus I see you have cactus!
Name: Alan
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pikaia
Mar 6, 2020 7:59 AM CST
Seedfork said:Alan,
Amazing to see scapes and buds so early but I was really shocked to see them in the United Kingdom...plus I see you have cactus!


Yes, I have a number of cacti, mostly in the greenhouse, but two live outside all year.

Despite being on the same latitude as Edmonton Alberta my winters are not very cold. This year it has only gone slightly below freezing on a few nights, and it has always been several degrees above freezing during the day. My dormant daylilies started to appear in January.

British conditions are good for daylilies - they never get rust here - although they are not as popular as they deserve to be.

Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
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MrKGDickie
Mar 6, 2020 10:32 AM CST
Oh, wow, @florange, @dennis616 and @pikaia! I'm jealous.

I love early scapes, but it's kind of nerve-wracking. The last time I had scapes pop super-early was 2015. Then we had a vicious severe thunderstorm on May 15, and the gardens got pummeled by very heavy hail. My earlies, Snow Elf and H. fulva, lost all buds and several scapes altogether.

Still, I love seeing them! I'm checking mine daily...Snow Elf plants are almost big enough to start scapes, and I'm keeping an eye on my potted Kwanso bush to see if it sprouts early too.
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Name: Robert R.
Wharton, TX (Zone 9a)
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adc1947
Mar 6, 2020 7:23 PM CST
My first bloom of 2020....!

This one must have been on sale or a bonus plant :)

I saw yesterday that it was about to open and intended to look at it early this morning... forgot about it and this is it around 2 pm today.... would liked to have seen it earlier.


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Name: Tim
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Lyshack
Mar 6, 2020 7:50 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Mar 20, 2020 9:18 AM CST
First scape of my 2020 season is on a seedling. It is the one and only surviving seedling of a cross of (Prairie Wildfire x UNK) x (Warriors Quest x Lillian's Alabama Stud)

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 20, 2020 1:18 PM CST
Stan,
Nice, I was wondering where you have been.
Name: Char
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Char
Mar 20, 2020 5:37 PM CST

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Oh that looks nice! My sev's are starting to send up new leaves, dormants are still hiding....it's only mid March!
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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florange
Mar 20, 2020 6:33 PM CST
I went out this afternoon and counted scapes. I have to tell you, this is amazing! Last year there was 1 scape at this time. Here what I found:

Shakespear's Red
Waves of Joy
Orange Spice
Nature Lover
Orange Blossom Trail
Can't Touch This
Jedi Brenda Spann
Banana Pancakes
Dutch Yellow Truffle
Memory of Morning
Plus three seedlings have scapes (two of Shakespear's kids and one of Waves of Joy kid)
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Mar 20, 2020 6:42 PM CST
And the winner is " Buddy's Betsy"; the
first scape and the first to open:
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Isn't it a pretty orange?
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