Daylilies forum: Alphabet of Daylily Terms...Let's Talk About "K"

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Name: Char
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Char
Feb 15, 2015 7:09 AM CST

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"K" was a bit tricky to figure out. So far this morning I came up with...

Kinnebrew, these are the only two cultivars I still have. A few years ago I lost clumps of many of their cultivars after a long, very cold, winter with no snow cover.



Kirchhoff, David's plants have always done well for me. Dragon King is an oldie but goodie with heavy substance and gorgeous color.


A few favorite cultivars that begin with "K"...




Patterned daylilies with kaleidoscope in their name. The stippled...

and those wonderful multicolored eyes...
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sooby
Feb 15, 2015 7:38 AM CST
K, the chemical symbol for the element potassium, an essential major plant nutrient. The K stands for kalium, the latin name for potash/potassium.
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kidfishing
Feb 15, 2015 8:56 AM CST
Kaleidoscopes.
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Seedfork
Feb 15, 2015 12:59 PM CST
My "K" word for today will be Knowledge. That is why I came to ATP, I was wanting to find people who had past experience and could give me the knowledge I needed to grow healthy plants. This is a place for professional growers and amatur growers, people with fields of daylilies and just a pot in the home. All their pooled knowledge comes together here in the daylily forum. I know so much more now than I did when I first arrived, thanks to all the people who were willing to share all they had learned over the years. I tip my hat to you.
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Polymerous
Feb 15, 2015 5:09 PM CST
I'm too tired today to come up with any Ks (though I really should have come up with K for potassium!).

Two of my Kirchhoff daylilies:





Char, I have asked for the Kinnebrew 'Spacecoast Tiny Perfection' as a bonus for one of my orders this season. Miniature daylilies are not at all my thing, but the image flower form and color look beautiful (one hopes it looks like that in our area), and it has a rust resistance score of 1.0. If no suitable garden space can be found, there are always pots...

The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
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Frillylily
Feb 15, 2015 5:17 PM CST
K word - Kill.
If the crown of a dl is damaged it can kill it.
This can be the result of stepping on a plant accidentally, or crown rot. Planting the dl too deep will cause the crown to rot as well. If the crown stays wet (too much watering or rainfall) during hot weather it can rot.
Accidentally spraying your dl with herbicide whether or directly or by overspray can also kill the plant.


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Frillylily
Feb 15, 2015 5:21 PM CST
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Kindly Light')

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Polymerous
Feb 15, 2015 6:16 PM CST
"...stepping on a plant accidentally...."

Thanks for the reminder, Frilly. Years ago one of my then dogs snapped off the fans of a newly planted daylily at the crown. So much for that daylily! (There was no fencing around the daylily bed.)

The thought occurred to me the other day that I should make some sort of wire collar to go around the dormant and SEv-almost-dormant clumps, so my current dog isn't tempted to run through there in the winter with the result of snapped off fans. He does enough damage in the garden as it is! Glare (Last year he "divided" an overgrown clump of 'Beautiful Edgings'. I now have three smaller clumps there.... Rolling my eyes. )

I am thinking that maybe 3-4" high of the green vinyl coated garden fence ought to not be too visible, yet be enough to discourage him to run through/over the spot. I will just have to make sure that - just as with the (few) despised gopher baskets - I don't end up tripping on them and half killing myself!
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.

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