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NewGardener2021
Apr 9, 2021 10:25 AM CST
Hi,
I have some daylilies that belonged to my grandmother that she picked up off the roads in Virginia years ago. I've only recently been taking care of them (start of last June) so I'm very new to daylilies. All of my daylilies started growing leaves in February (right after we had that long freeze here in Texas) and seemed to be growing well. However, I recently noticed that the tips of some of the leaves were turning yellow/brown. I've been plucking off the dead parts of the leaves, but I'm concerned that this might be the sign of a bigger problem with my plants.

We also just recently moved them from a shady area in the backyard to an area that gets a lot more sunlight.

Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Here are some pictures of the browning leaves:


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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 9, 2021 11:08 AM CST
Being you are in Texas, just wondering if it has been hot and dry? Maybe it is just a bit of leaf scorch from the sun beating down on them. Being they were in the shade and now in bright sun they might need some adjustment time.
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sooby
Apr 9, 2021 11:29 AM CST
At this point I would put it down to the freeze damaging their emerging tips, and/or the move from shade to sun that they were not accustomed to. They actually look pretty good so unless things go downhill from here I wouldn't worry about them.

NewGardener2021
Apr 9, 2021 11:35 AM CST
Seedfork said:Being you are in Texas, just wondering if it has been hot and dry? Maybe it is just a bit of leaf scorch from the sun beating down on them. Being they were in the shade and now in bright sun they might need some adjustment time.


It has been very hot and dry recently. We had some rain about a week ago, but other than that it's been dry. It's also been very windy lately, which might also be playing a part in this.

I've been watering them when the soil looks dry but is there anything else I should be doing to help the transition?

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Charlemagne
Apr 9, 2021 12:18 PM CST
I think you are in great shape. The sunn will be good just be sure that they get about one inch of water a week.

Mine don't and I have a lot of yellow leaf tips but that isn't a sign of an oncoming problem. Your leaf color is really good.

Happy gardening!

Charley
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