Daylilies forum: Time 'till first bloom?

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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jun 12, 2020 7:36 PM CST
After you plant your new double fans, how long until they bloom? Are they like iris and you usually get blooms the next year?
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Jun 12, 2020 7:54 PM CST
Did you buy them potted from store or bare root through the mail? If you bought them potted, you probably have a pretty good chance to see them the first year. If you bought them bare root in the fall via mail, I usually figure I have a 70% chance I'll see at least a small scape with a few blooms. If I plant them early enough in the spring, I think it's more like 50% chance I get blooms that year on a double fan. The odds are higher if you buy from certain dealers that make sure they have the very best soil and send the very best plants. Also, the farther north the seller, often times the smaller (and later) the fans come, so that can make a difference, too.

I'm in a colder climate than you, though, so your mileage may vary.
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jun 12, 2020 9:48 PM CST
Every one I bought was bare root...thank you! I'm looking forward to next year!!
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Jun 13, 2020 11:44 AM CST
I also think it depends on just when you expect the plant to bloom. A late bloomer has more time to adapt and more likely to bloom. Early season bloomers received early rarely tend to bloom. Maybe a coincidence, but if an early bloomer is listed as a rebloomer, it is more possible to bloom. This is just what I have seen in my garden. I tend to see more than 70% bloom 1st year, but I tend to focus more on later blooming plants these days. Just because those early blooming ones often seem to get damaged by late freezes.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 13, 2020 1:35 PM CST
Making sure the new plants get plenty of water and a little fertilizer will also help them to bloom the first season.
Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
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JamesT
Jun 14, 2020 7:32 AM CST
djinnevada said:Every one I bought was bare root.


@djinnevada

There's one more factor, were they purchased mail order "fresh" from a daylily nursery, or were they a commercial product such as found in a hardware store or big-box store such as a Costco?

Are they named varieties?
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jun 14, 2020 9:51 PM CST
@JamesT -
They are mostly from sellers on this site - no box stores. I'm just so impatient!!!
Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
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JamesT
Jun 16, 2020 1:20 AM CST
djinnevada said:@JamesT -
They are mostly from sellers on this site - no box stores. I'm just so impatient!!!


I think you'll see bloom this year, just don't expect too much the first season. Scape height, bud count, petal width, substance and ruffling will be "less than" until the plants are established. Give them as much sun as you can, feed lightly but steadily with a soluble liquid fertilizer, mulch lightly, and make sure the soil is always moist. Also, because they're new, they will probably bloom a little later in the season than normal.
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jun 19, 2020 3:38 PM CST
Thanks!

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