beckygardener said:So that made me question in my zone whether most all daylilies could continue to bloom/rebloom given the right conditions. Or do some cultivars only have the initial bloom period and don't bloom again for another year.
Is there a particular fertilizer ratio that encourages scape/bloom production? I know the more fans, the more scapes.
cybersix said:I found the old thread, here it is The thread "Pre-bloom and Instant Rebloom - with photos" in Daylilies forum
If I get it right the cycle it's the same for all daylilies: a certain number of leaves, then scape; and then again.
So the little leaves I see on a side of my single fan are the first leaves of a new fan.I cannot be certain - can you post a photograph?
But "old" fans (the original fans you plant) keep on growing leaves and scapes, right?My answer is a little complicated. Officially/scientifically a fan is finished when it produces its scape and blooms - that is because the growing point or bud of that fan is completely consumed when it produces the scape. But the fan produces a baby fan and at least one new growing point or bud to replace the one used up so the fan does keep on growing and producing new scapes.
Sorry I'm hoping to write in a clear manner sometimes I have a bit of difficulty putting together long english sentences!Your sentences seem very good to me. I am half-Italian (mother) and my spoken Italian is very poor and I cannot write anything in Italian so your English is very very much better than my Italian.
Reblooming so seems to me just a matter of "time": if the season and the weather are fine the life cycle continues, and a plant can rebloom; but when cold occurs then it stops. So, potentially, if summer would last 6 months we could have 6 months of blooming?Yes.
But why some DLs are told to be "instant rebloom"? Do they something different in the growing cycle? Or is it due to a really fast growth under the right condition? This would explain why some are not "instant rebloomers" for everyone of us.I think that it is probably due to very fast growth under the right conditions but even if it is not due to very fast growth I think that it is due to the specific growing conditions that the plant experiences as it is changing from growing leaves to producing the scape.
beckygardener said:Maurice - Do the fans die once they produce a scape and bloom?