Daylilies forum: March 2020 Blooms

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Mar 23, 2020 7:13 PM CST
My first daylily bloom of 2020, I missed. It is another cross, but I don't yet know what it is. More blooms on it to come.

But my second and third bloom of this year is another seedling - UUU07 (Little Jet Setter x CCC01):

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This is the second year it has bloomed. Before I even looked at it's label, I knew it had Little Jet Setter in it. The leaves and growth are very similar to my CCC01. But as you can see, the blooms sort of look like LJS but have a blended color of both it's parents. It also bloomed in March of last year and I made a parentage chart of it last year. The blooms seem to be consistent of last year's blooms:
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I will have to get measurements and bud, branching, & scape counts sometime this week. It's being grown in a container and has definitely increased since last year. This is a 2 year old seedling.
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Name: Dave
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SunriseSide
Mar 24, 2020 6:41 AM CST
Great to see this get going! Thank You!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Mar 24, 2020 7:25 AM CST
I agree I remember the anticipation of your seedling blooms last season!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 24, 2020 8:35 PM CST
Everyone - Thank you!

I am seeing buds forming on a number of my daylilies (most of which are seedlings). Working outside in my garden is a very calming distraction from what is going on concerning the pandemic in the USA. Being in Florida, the blooms are a welcome distraction vs. the local news.

I hope everyone starts seeing blooms bursting open to brighten your days ahead! Lovey dubby
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Name: Tim
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Lyshack
Mar 25, 2020 7:33 AM CST
Couldn't agree more, Becky. I'm still waiting on daffs, but I still take time to walk my gardens ever day to relax and think about something else. Thumbs up
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Mar 25, 2020 8:36 AM CST
This seedling was actually my very first bloom of 2020:

This is NNN24. I am not sure of the parentage, so I have created another thread to get opinions:
The thread "Help! Need opinions for seedling parentage" in Daylilies forum

Here are 2 blooms from today:

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Name: Betty
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Betja
Mar 25, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Beautiful, Becky! Hurray! Thumbs up

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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Mar 25, 2020 3:39 PM CST
I did not see the March Blooms 2020 thread earlier but I had my first two blooms today. One on a seedling and one named cultivar.
I had noticed a seedling next to this was showing color and about ready to open, but had not even noticed this one was getting ready to open.
'Endowed With Beauty' x 'Lullaby Baby'
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Nazca Hummingbird: Yesterday this one was near opening, so I expected it to be open today.
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Mar 25, 2020 6:28 PM CST
Really beautiful, Larry -- I really love the yellows! Hurray!
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Name: Dennis
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Dennis616
Mar 26, 2020 8:14 AM CST
These are seedlings growing in pots indoors long enough to bloom. Have never done that before.

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This plant got sprayed with a new flying insect killer spray that I believe caused one bloom to shrivel and die but this bloom survived.

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Unfortunately I am disappointed with these blooms-- not what I was trying for. Thumbs down But still very nice to see a couple of blooms this early! Hurray!

Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Mar 26, 2020 8:45 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. How long did it take from planting to bloom indoors, Dennis?
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Name: Dennis
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Dennis616
Mar 26, 2020 9:04 AM CST
These were left-overs from last years seedlings-- I didn't have room to plant them outdoors in the seedling beds last May. So I potted them up around August and they stayed out on the lawn until late fall. Then brought them indoors. They seemed to go dormant for a while-- no noticeable new growth-- until late January/early February and scapes emerged shortly thereafter...
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Mar 26, 2020 10:14 AM CST
That is interesting, Dennis. I may try that with a few of this year's seedlings. Did you grow them on a windowsill, or under lights?
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Name: Dennis
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Dennis616
Mar 26, 2020 11:02 AM CST
I have them on a folding table up against a south-facing window. I do have one grow light on them but it is weak and far above them so I doubt it made much of a difference. They definitely lean toward the window...

I did enjoy having them inside and certainly is nice to have blooms in March!
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Mar 26, 2020 11:30 AM CST
Sounds great, Dennis. I have a big south facing window, so I am going to try this. Now to get my cat to leave them alone. She doesn't bother large daylilies outdoors, so I hope she would be OK with these. She loves seedlings, though, but their leaves are much more tender. Crying I have her totally blocked off from my indoor seedlings.
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Name: Dennis
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Dennis616
Mar 26, 2020 12:42 PM CST
I understand the cat concern. I miss having a cat around and have recently been seriously considering adopting one. However, my spare bedroom seedling room would have to be off-limits. I can't just keep the door closed, so I was actually thinking about how I could install a screen door! Hilarious!
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Mar 26, 2020 12:56 PM CST
My cat makes up for her love of seedlings by not tolerating a mouse setting foot in the house. She has also kept my garden mouse, mole and vole free. We have solved the bird issue by using a colourful collar on her (think clown collar). They are made by a U.S. firm called Birdsbesafe.
She really is a sweet, little thing, and I can't blame her for wanting a little green salad in winter. I do grow cat grass for her, but she can't resist a tender daylily. I have my seedling light stand completely covered, and that has worked well.
A screen door would work and it could be quite attractive, as well!
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Mar 26, 2020 11:49 PM CST
Speaking of beautiful March blooms, I stumbled upon this video that Karen Pierce (Floyd Cove) made of some of their new first-time blooming seedlings that bloomed yesterday. Absolutely beautiful!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Mar 28, 2020 11:53 AM CST
Good to see blooms everyone.
This bloomed about a week ago, was on a 6" tall scape so I did not see it until the next day. Have lots of scapes so the fun will begin soon.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 28, 2020 7:14 PM CST
Larry, Dennis, and Fred - love your blooms! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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