Daylilies forum: Spring Sickness

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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Jul 18, 2020 10:10 AM CST
I think I post every year about Spring Sickness as I often have quite a bit of it here in my zone 5a garden.

It just occurred to me today (as I was deadheading) that I don't believe I saw any spring sickness this year. And I that's amazing for my gardens. Last year I recall, in particular, that half of the Hale Bremer clump had spring sickness. This year it is beautiful - showing no signs of last years "set back".

Has anyone else noticed the same?
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Jul 18, 2020 10:17 AM CST
No, unfortunately, I still had spring sickness here Thumbs down
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Name: Sue
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Jul 18, 2020 11:11 AM CST
Still had it here too
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
Jul 18, 2020 12:08 PM CST
Had it here also.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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Jul 18, 2020 12:18 PM CST
Me too although somewhat less than normal.
Name: Sue
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Jul 18, 2020 12:32 PM CST
I had a lot of it. On seedlings that were perfectly healthy in their first year in the garden. I did mulch heavily with leaves/grass in the fall, and I think this might have contributed to the problem. Lots of voles in one of my beds too....
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Name: Tim
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Jul 18, 2020 2:22 PM CST
Had plenty of it, myself, too. Most of my plants recovered from it fine and bloomed well, but I have having several plants that are taking the year off this year, including 7 that started scapes before the April cold snap, and aborted their scapes.
Name: Rob Duval
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Jul 18, 2020 2:29 PM CST

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Had quite a bit of it myself this season, though many of those fans did eventually recover to some degree.

Jul 18, 2020 3:41 PM CST
Similar to Lyshack & others, I did experience some spring sickness .... Not more than usual as I recall. What is more significant however, is that like Lyshack, the notable number of plants that are NOT sending up any scapes this season. (Perhaps will do so later?)

Due to the combo of the unusually cold, snowy spring conditions (late snow storms & truly cold abnormal weather hereabouts) combined with the current high heat & drought, I'm getting many 'No Shows' + short scapes + deformed blooms. Several well before the effects of this current hot/dry period.(I have a lot of early & extra early cultivars.) .... Certainly an unusual year so far ....
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Jul 18, 2020 8:41 PM CST
Sounds like everyone had an "as usual" year of spring sickness. How weird that I didn't see any. I'd be thrilled if it would be gone from my gardens but I'm a realist and know that would never happen. Anyway it was nice to experience ONE year without it.

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