Daylilies forum: August Pioneer daylillies

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legbiller
Jul 18, 2013 3:05 PM CST
I planted this daylilly last year. They have good looking leaves but no scapes yet. Do you think I can still have flowers this year? I leave on LI New York. Thank you.
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Bonehead
Jul 19, 2013 10:42 AM CST
Welcome, Legbiller. I'm sure one of the daylily experts will chime in, but my experience has been sometimes no blooms until 3rd year. Depends on the size of your start I suppose.
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woofie
Jul 19, 2013 11:58 AM CST
I'm certainly no daylily expert (this is only about my third or fourth year growing them!), but I do believe I'm just now seeing scapes starting to form on a couple of my newer ones.
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daylily
Jul 20, 2013 9:19 AM CST
Yes, it is common to not have blooms the first summer after planting. Some take a while to "settle in."

Sometimes daylilies will sink after planting, or were planted to deep, or, have to much mulch over them. All of those can mean no blooms too... So if you don't get any next year, you might want to check that the crown is still at the soil line. Sometimes when they are to deep, they will appear sort of "grassy", with lots of thin foliage.

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Hemlady
Jul 20, 2013 11:46 AM CST
Welcome! legbiller!!!
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philljm
Jul 21, 2013 3:17 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Some of my daylilies will bloom shortly after I receive them - although you are supposed to cut those scapes so they will form better root systems, which sometimes I do, sometimes I don't Whistling

Many will bloom the next year after getting them, and some take two years to settle in. Even then, it seems that they really don't give their best "show" until 2-3 years later. At least that is my experience here in southern WI ~Jan
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woofie
Jul 22, 2013 8:59 AM CST
Apparently August Pioneer is a very late blooming daylily, so I'd think you stand a chance of still getting blooms this season. I was right when I thought I was just now seeing some scapes starting to form on a mystery Smiling daylily in one of my beds. Time will tell, but don't give up hope yet!
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legbiller
Jul 22, 2013 9:08 AM CST
Thank you all for your answers. I'll wait and see what happens. I planted Orangeman daylillies at the same time and I got flowers on them. I have many daylillies and have been successful with most. Less sun where I planted the August Pioneers. Thanks again.
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gardenglory
Jul 22, 2013 9:44 AM CST
I would also say it has alot to do with the zone you live in.

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woofie
Jul 22, 2013 9:54 AM CST
Those only appear in the "Ask A Question" forum.
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daylily
Jul 22, 2013 10:21 AM CST
Here Dave explains the new forum. Once a question is posted there, it can be moved to the best forum to have the question answered.

The thread "Beta testing an experiment: Ask a Gardener" in Site Talk forum
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woofie
Jul 22, 2013 11:31 AM CST
Much better answer, Juli. Smiling This question started out in the "Ask a Question" forum. Heh, I only just noticed that it got moved to the Daylily forum (which is of course the best place for it.)
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Christine27360
Jul 22, 2013 2:14 PM CST
I agree I agree

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philljm
Jul 22, 2013 9:03 PM CST
Welcome! Leg! ~Jan
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Jul 22, 2013 11:45 PM CST
Welcome! Legbiller
There is sometimes no rhyme or reason to what some of these plants do. I have had some take 3yrs to bloom.
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caitlinsgarden
Sep 2, 2013 9:20 AM CST
daylily said:Yes, it is common to not have blooms the first summer after planting. Some take a while to "settle in."

Sometimes daylilies will sink after planting, or were planted to deep, or, have to much mulch over them. All of those can mean no blooms too... So if you don't get any next year, you might want to check that the crown is still at the soil line. Sometimes when they are to deep, they will appear sort of "grassy", with lots of thin foliage.



Thanks for this tip! I will check the soil line on some of my lazy bloomers.
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Claudia
Sep 2, 2013 10:43 AM CST
I agree that when first planted it is best to not put them too deep. But I have noticed here that once they are settle they do seem to pull themselves down and/or new fans are deeper. I leave them alone now otherwise I would be digging up plants every year. But for a couple of years I was worried about it and tried to go around and raise them all up. It really seemed to make no differnce , at least not here where I am which is zone 5b.
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