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Nov 13, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
A question--I have potted up a few proliferations and they have been growing in small pots in my greenhouse for about a month. Freeze up will be happening soon. Do I need to bring in the prolifs or can I put them in the ground in the pots? What do people in my zone recommend?
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Nov 13, 2015 10:10 PM CST
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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I usually plant mine in pots until they develop roots, then plant in the garden in the fall - some live, some don't. Even then, they seem very slow growing, even slowing growing than my seedlings.

This year, I have a group of very late prolifs from some late bloomers. So this year I have them in a pot, and after it gets cold and stays cold, I will try to bring them into my garage for the winter and see if this gives them a boost before planting them in the gardening the spring. My garage is insulated, and unless I leave the doors open, the temps stay reasonable - pop will get cold but not freeze if it is off the floor. I also have some south facing windows. I have successfully overwintered some flowers and some herbs in there, but the one time I tried to overwinter some late arriving day lilies from the auction ( expected them the next spring) I had major issues with aphids and rust. Hence the delay bringing this pot of prolifs inside, to try to prevent this.

But this is my first time trying this - I have no clue if I will be successful. I just keep experimenting....
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Nov 14, 2015 12:58 AM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I am tempted to put mine directly in the ground in the pots so I don't disturb any tender roots. I have no idea how many roots have formed but I don't want to risk them by checking. I guess I won't know unless I try. Maybe I will bring some in and put some out as an experiment. Then I will know for another year. This is my first year knowing about proliferations and I think it is cool.
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Nov 14, 2015 8:40 AM CST
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
I love prolifs too. I think you have a good idea about doing half and half. Especially if you have more than one prolif from the same plant. Be sure to post next spring how your experiment goes
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Jul 18, 2016 7:01 PM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
This is my report on overwintering my proliferations. All the ones I put in the ground in pots did not survive the winter. I guess their roots are not developed enough. I sunk the pots down in the soil as if they were planted there. The ones I grew on the window sill in the kitchen all winter are now growing into healthy plants as I transplanted them outside after the last frost. So next year, any prlifs I grow will winter inside. If I had a garage like yours Jan, I would use that. However, my garage is detached and freezes as does our greenhouse.
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Jul 19, 2016 1:12 AM CST
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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Thank you for updating this! I have my first two prolifs already in pots. They will go to a friend's garden and I hope they will be strong enough for when winter comes!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
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Jul 20, 2016 10:35 AM CST
Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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My one prolif from last year wintered over in our house and it too is now growing happily outside in a pot. I will put it in the ground in September.

I just bought a new daylily; Green Flutter and it has 2 crazy prolifs. One is actually a prolif looking thing with a scape growing out the middle.
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Jul 20, 2016 10:47 AM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Now a dumb question. Daylilies cannot replicate through seeds, but do they replicate through prolifs??
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Jul 20, 2016 10:53 AM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Yes, it should be a clone of the mother plant. A great way to increase your daylily stock. One daylily can produce more than one proliferation. In fact, one scape can produce more than one! Hurray!
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Jul 20, 2016 10:53 AM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
I hope I see one next year!
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Jul 20, 2016 10:57 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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I often see prolifs on Spider form daylilies, but I've gotten prolifs from all forms. I don't know if certain cultivars are more prone to producing prolifs or not?
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Jul 20, 2016 10:58 AM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
beckygardener said:I often see prolifs on Spider form daylilies, but I've gotten prolifs from all forms. I don't know if certain cultivars are more prone to producing prolifs or not?
It'd be a great thing for people to put in evaluations!
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Jul 20, 2016 10:59 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Thumbs up I agree! I hadn't thought of that before! Good idea. Smiling
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Jul 20, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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Mine are not spider, they are all "oldies", I found proliferations on Spartacus Adorned (tet), Pagan Ritual (tet), Taffetà Mist (dip).
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
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Jul 20, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
cybersix said:Mine are not spider, they are all "oldies", I found proliferations on Spartacus Adorned (tet), Pagan Ritual (tet), Taffetà Mist (dip).


Oh, goodie! I have 'Spartacus Adorned' and will watch well next year!
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Jul 20, 2016 12:23 PM CST
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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This is the third year for it in my garden, it's been quite a show! I love it!
Sabrina, North Italy
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Jul 20, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Just a first year for me, Sabrina, and it had nice blooms, but it definitely needs some growing!
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Jul 20, 2016 2:08 PM CST
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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This year I used a slow release fertilizer in the garden. There's growth everywhere!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info
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Jul 20, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
I did too, Sabrina, but mine were super tiny when I got them, so it's not a surprise. I'm surprised that any from that vendor bloomed!
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Jul 20, 2016 3:06 PM CST
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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you'll see next year! It will be daylilies Eden!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallis.info

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