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castorenalup
Oct 18, 2020 1:52 PM CST
I am not a true gardner I am just starting to try this out and I bought these daylilies, on the internet, and they looked beautiful, on the pix and I understand them come back every year. So I wanted to try them. I bought the bulbs and it said I would see them come out within 2 wks, well they did but only the green grassy leaves, I thought i was going to see the flowers this year but found it it won't be till next year. But my question is the Leaves are coming out long and stringy, so long that the breeze is breaking them in half. Is his ok? Should I be cutting them down so they won't get hurt or do I leave them alone? I really want my flowers to come out next year....Plz help!!!!
Tkx in advance
Lupita Castorena

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SunriseSide
Oct 20, 2020 7:37 AM CST
Are you sure you have daylilies? Daylilies don't have "bulbs". I don't consider daylily leaves to be "long and stringy" and they don't break in the breeze.
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San Antonio Tx
castorenalup
Oct 20, 2020 9:39 AM CST
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This is what I ordered from QVC and they were bulbs. This was since January I hope they didn't send me the wrong thing now I cannot complain. That is horrible. If you look at the picture the little leaves are like I told you kind of long grass stringy
Plz advice and thanks in advance for your help.
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Seedfork
Oct 20, 2020 12:07 PM CST
The plants in the photo are daylilies, many people consider the roots and crowns of daylilies to be bulbs, but they are not actually.
I do have daylilies with some very narrow leaves 'Taj Mahal' for one, but they don't break in the wind...maybe a really strong storm might damage them.
Here is what bare root daylilies look like:
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Here are some samples of bulbs.
Amaryllis Bulbs:
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Caladium Bulbs:
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daylily
Oct 20, 2020 12:29 PM CST
Looking up your term for what you bought, it led me to this QVC video.
https://youtu.be/v9oLR02t3yk

They do say the plants they show are replicas of what the plants could look like. I did not watch the whole video, but not sure if those are silk flowers or what.

When you say the foliage breaks... Daylily leaves generally do not stand straight up, they arch over and can bend but should not break.

They say the plants sent are Little Business and Strawberry Candy.

Here are links to the database here so you can see what they should really look like. If you scroll thru the photos you will see some images show the entire plant and you can see the leaves arching over

Little Business
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Little Business')

Strawberry Candy
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy')

Hope this helps!
San Antonio Tx
castorenalup
Oct 20, 2020 5:13 PM CST
thank you sooooooo very much for trying to help me out with this issue. You have been very kind to spend time with me. I am still going to give it a go and see if I can grow anything. I probably will be ordering from you guys. So I am not getting flower this year from what I have, what do you sugguest I do with mine. So I leave them alone, should I trim them, cut them or what? I have been watering them. and they look very pretty and green but all i have is long green grass in my pot....
tkx for your advice......
Lupita Castorena
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Seedfork
Oct 20, 2020 5:58 PM CST
castorenalup,
You might want to delete you email address from showing here on a public forum, check your tmail account here.

Photos would be a great help. Is there any way to get us a photo of the leaves, then if that is not conslusive maybe dig one of the plants and let us see the entire plant...leaves, roots and all.

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