Daylilies forum: Surprise Meltdown

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Name: Dana P
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bloominholes2fill
Jul 9, 2020 4:28 PM CST
It seems Plum Tuckered doesn't agree with the 98 degree temps today. It's been watered well, during this year's drought, and until today, it's held up, but today, at 5pm I noticed it wilting and it had lost it's substance under the 98 degree heat. I've had this cultivar for 5 or 6 years, and it has never done this before.

Before @ 9am today
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After @ 5pm today
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This is Bob Selman's, so it came from North Carolina. Therefore, I'm confident that it has been observed under extremely high temperatures. 🤷🤷

Has anybody else had this happen with a cultivar that typically holds up very well to extremely high heat in your garden?
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Name: Tim
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Lyshack
Jul 9, 2020 6:19 PM CST
I've definitely had registered cultivars and seedlings that melt really really fast when it's hot and humid. I don't think I have any documented as well as you, at least not this year, but that scenario looks pretty familiar.
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
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bluegrassmom
Jul 10, 2020 3:26 AM CST
We hit 97 yesterday and I noticed one or two that melted or just faded more than normal. Hey I was wilting too before I got the mowing done even at 7pm!
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Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Jul 10, 2020 6:42 AM CST
Teresa! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I will observe it for the rest of the season. We're having a cool down in to the lower 80's, in the next few days, so it will be interesting to see it's behavior. The big question is if this is how it will behave from now on. Thinking

Tim, I definitely have cultivars in my gardens that typically do this. It just surprised me bc Plum Tuckered never did this before. Confused I'm also wondering if there's a threshold.
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