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May 23, 2020 2:16 PM CST
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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This daylily is a seedling. It is 3 inches at the base. Large
plant for this locale.

If you look closely, there are leaflets coming out between most
of the larger leaves. Generally, this is what I look for to
see if a scape is forming, but these are way too many
for that. It may be a couple of scapes forming, and the
rest to be new fans. Will have to wait and see.

Just curious if anyone else has seen this, cause I haven't.

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May 23, 2020 2:46 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
I have been seeing this in a few of my daylilies, not my seedlings. I was wondering what causes it. We have had lots of rain, but we have had that before. I am very curious too.
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May 23, 2020 2:58 PM CST
Name: shirlee
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We have had lots of rain too, but as you say it's rained
a lot before and didn't occur, so bit of a mystery so far.
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May 23, 2020 3:13 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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That is a nice looking fan. I will be watching to see how many scapes it puts out.
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May 23, 2020 3:47 PM CST
Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7b)
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I think its just the fans splitting for scapes. I see the curly short leaf comiing.
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May 23, 2020 3:53 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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I've seen this before but not recently. I think in the end you'll have three fans. Those super large fans have split like that for me after blooming.
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May 23, 2020 6:18 PM CST
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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Larry, it is a huge fan, and I have several huge ones
this year, but only this one putting out extra leaflets.
Gotta be a scape in there somewhere, I hope.

Digger, extra fans would be welcome also. Again, though,
where is the scape, I wonder.

Elena, maybe so that the plant is just making extra fans.
Hoping for a big ole' bloom however.

Thanks all for your comments, I will keep watching
and show the results as they become apparent.
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May 24, 2020 8:15 PM CST
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
Your plant is acting as if it had a vegetative bud for most leaves and that they are sprouting into new fans. That usually happens when a scape starts to form and one or sometimes two new fans appear beside the scape.
In the diagram a scape is just beginning to develop from the old fan's growing point. Developing the scape uses up all of the growing point leaving none to produce any more new leaves for the old fan. So the plant must develop at least one new growing point. It can produce new growing points on the crown in the location between leaves. Usually that happens in the locations 1 and 2 but it can happen in any location including 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8. In this example the new growing point and new fan (the replacement fan) has been formed in location 8. New growing points can form into buds and stay dormant for a time (discontinuous growth) or they can form and immediately grow (continuous growth) - that is they do not need to form buds.

On your fan it seems as if several new fans are being produced in different locations and they are visible before there is any sign of a scape. I think that this may happen with plants like 'Stella de Oro' that may form small clumps very quickly.
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May 24, 2020 9:03 PM CST
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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Thank you so much Maurice for the explanation, and the fantastic
diagram showing placements so well. I tip my hat to you.

Mama nature sure can keep us entertained.
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Jun 6, 2020 9:30 PM CST
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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Update:
A scape is forming in the center of the fan. It appears all the other
small leaflets are growing into extra fans.

Thanks to all for your comments.
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