Daylilies forum: Bud problems

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Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
May 8, 2020 12:15 PM CST
We have several buds that look like this.
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Haven't ever noticed them do this before. Is it normal. To me I would think they wouldnt bloom right.
Please give insight
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 8, 2020 3:37 PM CST
The picture is not very clear, are there any bigger buds doing this too and have you cut any open to see if there are larvae inside?
Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Alabama Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Seed Starter
Diggerofdirt
May 8, 2020 3:56 PM CST
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I haven't until now. I am going to look. I also noticed drooping buds and this
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Not all scapes just in an area. Same with buds. Saw red spider mite looking insects and treated with elimator. Will get back if i find larve
Not a sign of any bug maybe we killed whatever off after damage.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 8, 2020 5:17 PM CST
Your getting your camera a bit too close causing the photos to be out of focus.
Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Alabama Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Seed Starter
Diggerofdirt
May 8, 2020 5:49 PM CST
Thanks Larry
I will try to do better.
Every home needs a daylily, and every daylily needs a home.
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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florange
May 8, 2020 8:26 PM CST
It's really dry here in Florida. I'm getting a lot of bud drop. It shows as undeveloped buds and buds that have turned yellow. I water a lot, but that doesn't make up for rain.

Good luck with your problem.
Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
May 13, 2020 12:38 PM CST
I have the same type buds on some and blooms disfigured,,

I sprayed soap and water diluted on them in early april before buds
for aphids..however I have kept close watch and also spraying for rust
twice a month preventing it...

Hope someone answers and if you find out please let me know too,
I just posted on Daylily forum...Sheridragonfly
on stunted daylilies of mine...please look at that post
May 13..2020

Sheridragonfly
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 13, 2020 1:55 PM CST
Although there are a number of things that can cause daylilies to drop buds (thrips, Lopidea confluenta, environmental conditions etc.) this is probably a good thread, and good time of year, for a reminder to look out for the more serious problem of daylily gall midge:

https://daylilies.org/daylily-...
Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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mom2cjemma
May 17, 2020 6:37 PM CST
I have had some periodic bud drop and streaked flowers and it looks like thrips are the culprit. So last year, I tried a Bayer product, called Rose & Garden Care. It was a granular formula and systemic. So I put it around the base of my daylilies in the two gardens that I had issues in the past. I applied it the 3rd week of May and it was supposed to be good for 6 weeks. For once, my Final Touch had pretty flowers and I didn't see any other evidence.

So this year, I was looking for the granular form and came across the liquid concentrate. So I decided to try this. Today I did my first application. I kind of liked it better because I could target just the lower leaf and crown area. I do need to go back and see if it will last for 6 weeks or if I have to reapply sooner. I do like that since I could specifically target the plant, and I don't have any other flowers blooming in the area of the daylilies at this time, that there should be less harm to the bees.
Heidi

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