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Jun 21, 2015 9:28 AM CST
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Here's a few pics. They've been like this since not long after I planted it, which has been only about 3 weeks. I didn't notice if they were like that when I got it at the nursery. I wasn't too concerned about it at first, but now that I know that a bunny has been chewing on our hosta, I'm wondering it's been chewing on this too, or perhaps some other culprit?
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Jun 21, 2015 9:54 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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hmm, I don't know much about Daylilies at all but it looks to me like the stems after the spent blooms have fallen or pinched off.
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Jun 21, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Name: Sue
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I agree with Lin, it looks like spent flowers have fallen off, as in this picture:

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One thing to be careful of when working around daylilies that have scapes is that the buds can also be knocked off very easily.

If it was a deer, more would have been eaten. I can't imagine a bunny reaching up that high.

Strange curve on that last scape!

Edit: Just realized that the AHS has a picture also in the Daylily Dictionary:
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_d...
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Jun 21, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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sooby said:I agree with Lin, it looks like spent flowers have fallen off, as in this picture:

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One thing to be careful of when working around daylilies that have scapes is that the buds can also be knocked off very easily.

If it was a deer, more would have been eaten. I can't imagine a bunny reaching up that high.

Strange curve on that last scape!

Edit: Just realized that the AHS has a picture also in the Daylily Dictionary:
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_d...



Ok, I can rest easy. Yeah, I noticed that strange curled stem with the "web" on it. No deer in these parts.
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Jun 21, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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Rabbits never eat daylily buds here in my garden. I think it looks like spent blooms that have either fallen off or been removed.
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Jun 23, 2015 11:52 PM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
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I have both deer and rabbits in my garden.

The rabbits leave the daylilies alone.

The deer will eat both the flowers and the buds (and foliage, if there is neither flower nor bud), but they often leave a partially bitten bud behind, so you know that you've been raided. Grumbling They also aren't shy about eating most (and sometimes all) of the buds on a scape. Grumbling

Confirm that it is very easy to knock off daylily buds.... Rolling my eyes.
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Jun 24, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Polymerous said:I have both deer and rabbits in my garden.

Confirm that it is very easy to knock off daylily buds.... Rolling my eyes.


Would even just watering them do that? I've been using a nozzle set on "shower" with a controlled volume output set on low, but I've just been dowsing the whole plant.
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Jun 24, 2015 10:04 AM CST
Name: Celia
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Thrips does that to mine. They go along fine and then boom! Blooms dry up and fall off. Check for tiny bugs on the ones left.
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Jun 24, 2015 8:16 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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No, I don't think a controlled spray of water would do that. But I would also think you would notice buds being there and developing and then not being there, and if you are knocking them off they would be laying on the ground where they fell. Wondering if something like a raccoon might find them tasty and be breaking them off and eating them. If it is thrips I would think you would notice the brown buds before they all fell off.
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Jun 24, 2015 8:36 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Or maybe a woodchuck??? I noticed a scape close to the ground that had 3 buds gone, like they had been broken off. I know I couldn't have done it because I was out of town for a week.
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Jun 25, 2015 11:06 AM CST
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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This plant is new, I've only had it about a month, there were no buds on it when I got it, and I have not noticed any buds laying around. I have noticed a couple buds come out and bloom, then they dry up. I just checked it, no bugs, but a couple of new buds. It's in a 6ft. planter with 3 other plants. We chose them with bees and hummingbirds in mind. The others are a blue-purple russian sage, orange trumpet vine, lucifer crocosmia. Placement was intended to ornamental, we wanted to "jazz up" the shed for more curb and personal appeal. At the time I was not checking for sun needs, just plunking them where we wanted them, and these should have more sun. They're in the shadow of the shed most of the day, but they seem to be doing ok, although the lucifer whatever seems to be slow growing.

Long story short, probably should just give it more time? Could possibly consider relocating them, planter and all, but then I would have to get another planter for that side of the shed and also plants that need less sun.

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Jun 25, 2015 11:42 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Okay, here's a scenario. Newly planted. Bud abort. Hungry bunny comes along. Munch munch. Buds gone. Shrug! Wild quess.
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Jun 25, 2015 12:18 PM CST
Name: Natalie
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I had a bunny family living in my fenced in daylily garden last year, and they never once touched any of the daylilies. Not even a taste that I could see. Looks like a bloom was done and fell off. Keep in mind that daylilies bloom for one day, and then wilt and fall off. You can get many blooms on each plant, but each bloom is only there for one day.
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Jun 25, 2015 11:35 PM CST
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Natalie said:Keep in mind that daylilies bloom for one day, and then wilt and fall off. You can get many blooms on each plant, but each bloom is only there for one day.


Interesting, hence the name, "daylily". Yes, I noticed that of the one or two that I've seen so far. But if the blooms are only there for one day, how are hummingbirds supposed to attracted to them? Or maybe this was a "bee" plant, I forget, but they aren't around it either, although they love the blue-purple sage.
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Jun 26, 2015 12:20 AM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Bees adore daylilies, but the hummingbirds, at least at my house, aren't interested, and neither are butterflies. They do check them out occasionally, but don't stay long. I always see butterflies in my garden, but they are flying right past the daylilies and almost never stop.

I hybridize daylilies, and before moving to my current house, I had a race a bumblebee every morning to get to the pollen before it did. It was really funny! That thing was so weighed down with pollen that it could barely fly! It knew were the all-you-could-eat buffet was, and it was in my backyard. nodding That bumblebee and I learned to co-exist though. If it got to one part of the yard first, I'd hybridize in the other part. The next day, we would swap places. Worked well for both of us, but some mornings I had to get up just as the sun was coming up and race out there before it arrived.
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Jun 26, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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I woke up both cats I was laughing so loud. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 26, 2015 9:09 AM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Celia, you should have heard some of the conversations that bumblebee and I had. Blinking Whistling Hilarious! Luckily it had a sense of humor. Rolling on the floor laughing
Natalie
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Jun 26, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Thanks for my morning chuckle, Natalie.(I keep wanting to call you Nat.)My neighbors know I talk to the flowers. And bugs. And birds. Whistling
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Jun 26, 2015 9:51 AM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Call me Nat, and we'll have a little conversation as well. Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing I've always hated being called that!
Natalie
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Jun 26, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Rolling on the floor laughing Point taken!

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