Daylilies forum: Seed Pods Splitting

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OldGardener
Jul 8, 2013 11:18 AM CST
Can anyone tell me what causes this:

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The majority of my pods are fine but I am curious what causes this to happen.
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Hemlady
Jul 8, 2013 11:20 AM CST
That is very odd.
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tink3472
Jul 8, 2013 11:24 AM CST
I have a few that do this but not to the extent of the first photo. The few I have it just seems that the seeds grow faster and bigger than the pod so it splits. I just leave them alone and the seeds mature like normal. I don't know if there is something that actually causes this.
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OldGardener
Jul 8, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Should I shade the pods at all (can the seeds sun-scald)? If the weather was cooler, I probably would not be as concerned but it'll be pushing well over 100 again for the next week at least. Thank you so much for your help Smiling
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Jul 8, 2013 1:04 PM CST
I really don't know about shading them, I don't. Maybe the one that has all the seeds exposed you may want to.
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OldGardener
Jul 8, 2013 1:24 PM CST
Thank you, Michele!
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JWWC
Jul 8, 2013 2:12 PM CST
You may want to think about also something to keep the critters of various forms from making off with your seeds.
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Hemlady
Jul 8, 2013 2:20 PM CST
Very true JWWC. Some times I get box elder bugs trying to get the seeds. Maybe I would cover it with a piece of nylon stocking or cheesecloth.
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Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Jul 8, 2013 2:21 PM CST
You may want to tie something like pantyhose or something similar around the pods that are really split so you don't lose any seeds once they are ripe.
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OldGardener
Jul 8, 2013 2:36 PM CST
I had not even thought about that. Thank you so much - I'll wrap with nylons this evening. Again, thank you!!!!!! I would have been really upset if the seeds ended up as someone's snack.
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