I'm a novice Gardner but have managed to plant some lovely day lillies that have returned 3years...yesterday i noticed that the leaves that are growing have these strange spots on them...alll of the sudden!!! I'm in Chicago and the weather has been fluctuating like crazy....anybody know what I should do to help my day lillies? ???
[I can't imagine what could have been sprayed on them....I only water and use miracle gro plant food...There are 2 plants affected. An annual pot of petunias sits between them. ..One lilies has it bad and the other just a little..
="CorporateGardenLady"] Hi All!!
I'm a novice Gardner but have managed to plant some lovely day lillies that have returned 3years...yesterday i noticed that the leaves that are growing have
Is there anything similar on the petunia between the affected daylilies? Could someone have thrown out a cleaning product or something, or used a watering can for some other purpose? Are they located where drips from a roof would land on them?
Thanks all for your feedback. ....I can make any sense of what's happened to them...no stray dog...neighbors treatments. ..they don't take care of their yard. ..pterodactyl. ..that's just funny....thanks gang...
So I'm not hearing recommendations to dig em up...agreed???
I wouldn't dig them up, since I've never seen anything like it before. I'd be curious to see what happens, and if they bloom normally. Weather shouldn't do that, but if it did, it would seem logical that everything in the yard would be covered in weird stuff. Please keep us posted!
If it doesn't wash off? I dunno. It doesn't look like fertilizer burn or anything I've seen (on daylilies) before. I've seen turf grass with various molds that are similar but so far as I know they don't affect other grassy perennials. I don't have my books handy, Google is good but the books would make Google better.
Yes please keep us posted! I am a new dl grower (VERY garden-variety, nothing fancy, just new to it) and I am fascinated and would be really dismayed if my new plants developed such symptoms. I agree though, since no one is recognizing a dire infection or whatever, I would not dig them up. See if the new foliage that arrives in time is free of this, too. *mystery ghost spray*
riverman123 said:I wouldn't dig them up just yet. at best I would maybe cut back the foliage some. we cut our down a tab bit when they get raggedy, doesn't phase them. then allow it to bloom. see what happens...