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Name: christy
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christyh
Jun 13, 2015 6:43 AM CST
My new daylilies open and have mottled discoloration. Does water make it happen or something else?
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jun 13, 2015 6:49 AM CST
Possibly "thrips" - pests.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jun 13, 2015 6:51 AM CST
Read this webpage:
http://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/houseplant-...
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Name: Debra
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shive1
Jun 13, 2015 7:45 AM CST
Heavy dew or thrips, or both.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 13, 2015 10:08 AM CST
You said your "new" daylilies were mottled. Does that mean these are the first blooms ever to open on those plants or some of the first blooms? If so it may not be insect damage at all. I do think cool weather plays a large role, rain and other types of moisture also aid in causing it. I have had several new plants open this year that were so mottled I could not tell what they were. I still have a few that have already bloomed through the first scapes and I never could recognize them they were so mottled. Normally, though after a bloom or two they settle in and look like they should. If not then you may have an insect problem. Some daylilies look almost perfect from the first bloom, but most don't.
Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Jun 13, 2015 10:29 AM CST
Here is a picture of one nice one and a really mottled one Angry This is the second and third blooms.
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Name: christy
tn (Zone 7a)
christyh
Jun 13, 2015 12:57 PM CST
I inspected for bugs but don't see anything. Heavy wet dew in morning. "new" meaning that I bought them online and this is the first bloom they've had. Mine also look NOTHING like what I ordered in the photo.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jun 13, 2015 1:20 PM CST
christyh
Have you got photos, and a list of the plant names? I think it would be fun trying to put a name to the mottled faces. I have been trying to do that for the past two months. Waiting on rebloom scapes now for a second attempt on a few.
Name: christy
tn (Zone 7a)
christyh
Jun 18, 2015 12:22 PM CST

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Frillylily
Jun 18, 2015 12:36 PM CST
rain does that here. the bloom starts to open a day or two before and rain/dew gets down inside the bud and lightens the color out.

We tend to have cool mornings here and hot days, so lots of dew.

katydaylily
Jun 18, 2015 4:07 PM CST
David Musser in Canada is hybridizing for speckled day lilies. I received one as at the recent national in Atlanta called H. Spots Before My Eyes An older one H. Seurat' 85 is , also, one I own by Moldovan. Look up the cultivar on the AHS Cultivar data base and see whether this is intentional or not
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jun 18, 2015 4:53 PM CST
Some of mine were even worse than that, I don't have a clue what cultivar it would be. I am waiting on rebloom to try and determine a few of mine.
Name: christy
tn (Zone 7a)
christyh
Jun 18, 2015 5:02 PM CST
No, not cultivar. I was disappointed because I paid alot for it and the photo was gorgeous. I didn't realize daylily color could "be removed" by just water.
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jun 18, 2015 5:17 PM CST
Christy, which one was this supposed to be?

Sometimes, it takes a while for daylilies to settle in and look like they are supposed to, regardless of the spots on yours. Sometimes they can even take a year or two to bloom.
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Jun 18, 2015 6:20 PM CST

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Tarnished Plant Bugs will do this kind of damage to a daylily bloom. Miserable bugs Grumbling

http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/tarnished_plant_bug....
Name: christy
tn (Zone 7a)
christyh
Jun 22, 2015 1:19 PM CST
It is suppose to be violet becomes you. Not even shaped right
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jun 22, 2015 1:36 PM CST
Thanks Christy. I'm on the fence about it being the wrong one. Sometimes they look nothing like they should the first year, and especially not the first blooms. Don't give up hope yet. It may look perfect next year. I think that the shape is close enough that it really could be the correct plant.
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Name: christy
tn (Zone 7a)
christyh
Jun 22, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Discouraged. Makes me feel like jack buying magic beans!
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jun 22, 2015 2:01 PM CST
I know, but hang in there and give it another year. It has happened to most of us at one point or another. I've been 100% convinced that I got the wrong plant, on more than one occasion, and the following year, it looked exactly like it should. This isn't uncommon, and I'd give it some time.

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Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Jun 22, 2015 2:25 PM CST
@chrstyh
I have had Violet Becomes You for 4 years and just this year I saw perfect bloom for the first time. It truly is a splotchy not very pretty daylily. But when it blooms perfect, it Is gorgeous
Not today's bloom...


Hope yours takes less than four years.
(Mine is ugly today)
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