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Dec 5, 2015 2:51 AM CST
|Hi everyone, I have a maybe stupid question: here is getting cold, we have some light freezin at night, and day temperature is about 40F.|
My Stella de Oro has a lot of scapes with buds but they don't bloom, it's too cold and almost no sunlight; also it's getting yellow for the most part, I think it's ready to "die" for the winter.
Do you think I can cut scapes and put it in water inside to see if the bloom?
Dec 5, 2015 5:52 AM CST
|I would give it a try. I have done it before. They are not always the best blooms but I have had some open for me.|
Dec 5, 2015 6:03 AM CST
|It would depend how close they are to opening and how much they have been damaged by the frost. If they're advanced enough and weren't frozen then they should open indoors.|
Dec 5, 2015 6:14 AM CST
Dec 6, 2015 7:06 AM CST
|they will not bloom anymore as long as they are outside, so you don't have anything to lose by cutting them |
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Dec 6, 2015 7:30 AM CST
|I'd certainly give it a go! Put it by a sunny inside window! You might be surprised and get a scape or two. |
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Dec 11, 2015 5:18 AM CST
|They aren't blooming! I can't put them near a sunny window, because of the cats. |
The buds are dying, the experiment seems with no results!
Dec 11, 2015 5:56 AM CST
|Perhaps they were too immature or they were damaged by the frost. Cut scapes don't need to be right by a window. Can you post a picture?|
Dec 11, 2015 8:31 AM CST
|Thanks @sooby, apparently they don't have any sign of damage. Here are some pics:|
the ones in the vase
the fallen buds (inside)
on the plant:
strange "double" scapes
There are many "double scapes" on the plant, never saw a scape like these
Dec 11, 2015 8:33 AM CST
|I had a scape do that too but I think on my scape the buds were just not developed enough.|
Dec 11, 2015 8:43 AM CST
|It may just be that they weren't close enough to opening. When I've brought scapes in the largest bud will open if close enough to when it would have opened outdoors but the likelihood of the others opening diminished with decreasing bud size. They look a little abnormally shaped, at least some do (lopsided may mean a pest problem).|
The double scapes are called fasciation. This is just one of those odd things that can happen to plants, not just daylilies, during early development.
Dec 11, 2015 8:53 AM CST
|Lopsided? Pests? |
I didn't noticed it! I read that fasciation can be caused by pests too.. I really hope there are no pests with this freezing cold!
Maybe they are too far from being ready to open so it would be normal they don't bloom at all.
I hate pests.
Dec 11, 2015 9:11 AM CST
|Perhaps they were a little damaged by cold on one side and not the other. If they're not within a few days of opening they're less likely to be successful indoors but it was worth a try.|