Daylilies forum: First Scape of 2014

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Name: John
Marion County, Florida (Zone 9a)
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farawayfarmer
Mar 4, 2014 9:46 AM CST
The first scapes of 2014 have appeared. Last year, Butterscotch Ruffles bloomed on March 15, and was still sending up new scapes when I dug it up to divide it in late August.

John

Not the prettiest daylily in the bed, but certainly the most prolific, both in terms of bloom quantity and rate of multiplication.


John
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 4, 2014 9:51 AM CST
That is such a wonderful sight, new scapes, I am so looking forward to that !
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 4, 2014 10:40 AM CST
John, good for you!!
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 4, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Might have to look at that one for here. My first scapes are usually first week of May. Dunno about this year with the unusually high number of cold days. Be exciting to see what happens now, though.
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Name: John
Marion County, Florida (Zone 9a)
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farawayfarmer
Mar 4, 2014 12:44 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:Might have to look at that one for here. My first scapes are usually first week of May. Dunno about this year with the unusually high number of cold days. Be exciting to see what happens now, though.


As I mentioned, Butterscotch Ruffles isn't the prettiest, but it is prolific. A couple of scapes last year had bud counts in the 40+ range. And it multiplies like rabbits.

Of course, it also has a certain sentimental value - I knew Wilbur Harling (its hybridizer) and his wife back in the 70s. Wilbur and the late Bill Munson were good friends, and the Harlings lived only a few blocks from the Munson family.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 4, 2014 1:18 PM CST
More reasons to have it, then. Smiling
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 30, 2014 12:18 PM CST
I have spotted a scape in the garden and it's on FERN STONE which is always one of the first to bloom here. I've only had it 3 years but the person I got it from has had it since introduction and he says it was always the first for him also. The scapes are just emerging so it will bloom in about 4-5 weeks (maybe 6) if we don't keep getting cold weather here and it gets frozen off.

It bloomed on March 25th in 2012 (which is the norm for FERN) so that puts us about a month and a half behind in bloom season again; it may be closer to 2 months behind but we shall see.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 30, 2014 12:24 PM CST
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 30, 2014 4:57 PM CST
Michele, Fern Stone is a nice red flower. Does it rebloom for you?
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Mar 30, 2014 5:08 PM CST
Yes it does rebloom for me, usually twice.
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Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Mar 30, 2014 6:06 PM CST
"Happy Returns" bloomed about 9 days ago and is now taking a break. It was from a big box store and had really skimpy leaves so I was really surprised to see it put out such a large flower for such a tiny plant.

"Catherine Woodbury" ($2. from the local Dollar General) is getting ready to bloom.

None of my expensive plants look like they are ready to do anything just yet.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 30, 2014 9:19 PM CST
I have two scapes coming up now. The first is in the garden on TET. PEPPERMINT DELIGHT, and the second is on IRISH CROWN, a 2014 intro by Bill Waldrop that I'm growing in a pot. So I'm starting to dart around looking for little emerging scapes now! My TET PEPPERMINT DELIGHT is usually one of my first to bloom in the garden each year.



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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Mar 30, 2014 10:41 PM CST
Three scapes appeared at about the same time, and all of them about two months ahead of last years first scapes Blinking

Little Trooper, Little Liza Jane, and my garden stalwart, Monica Mead. Little Trooper managed one FFO before the remaining buds aborted (too cold!), but looks like soon I will see Monica (and I expect she will be her flawless full form - just wish I liked the color better), and Little Liza is still working more on her scape than her buds but has been a great rebloomer here.

Will I ever see a garden f-u-l-l of blooming daylilies?! Hilarious! My first two years saw a few here, one there, then another ... I'm soooo jealous of gardens that just have _tons_ of open blooms. nodding On the other hand, I really appreciate each one as it comes when there are fewer to start with.

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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 31, 2014 6:38 AM CST
Tina, your jealously will be short lived once yours take off this season. Your main issue is lack of rain in CA during the growing season. Try and incorporate some rain barrels to supplement the lack thereof. I saw a CA home a few years ago on HGTV that didn't have any gutters and the yard was design to collect the run off and collect it in a large above ground storage tank. It was quiet an elaborate system. I will see if I can find a clip of that show.
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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Mar 31, 2014 7:28 AM CST
Forget scapes my plants are finally thawed. Literally. I went out yesterday morning to try and clean some of them up and they were frozen solid. It got up to the mid 50's yesterday so I could do a little work yesterday afternoon.

There are a couple that I keep an eye on because they are typically the first ones to scape. JEDI TEQUILA SUNRISE among them.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Apr 5, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Starting to see more and more little scapes emerging! YEA!!! Hurray!

Betty

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