Daylilies forum: what do I do with my DLs? Stella is undecided!?

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Dec 11, 2015 5:31 AM CST
Hello!
here winter is really approaching, we get freeze at night, there is sun (my garden now gets 1 hour of sunlight), no rains.. Some DLs got completely yellow and they are dying, others have new growth while older leaves are yellowed, and Stella.. she doesn't know what to do! The foliage is dying, but there are a lot of green scapes with buds that seem healthy.
I took a pic for you.
No one of them gets to bloom, too cold and no sun, but they are so green!

The green foliage you see in the picture is Little Show Stopper, just in front of Stella.
Many thanks!
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Dec 11, 2015 5:53 AM CST
I don't think there's anything unusual, that's what they looked like here before it got down to -9C a few weeks ago and killed all the foliage that wasn't already dead. The green leaves will still be producing food for the plant so I would leave them alone. You could pull off the dead stuff if it bothers you (and if it comes away easily).
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Dec 11, 2015 8:34 AM CST
It doesn't bother me, I don't want to cut or pull off anything because I want to see how the DLs will perform this year. The past year we had a very mild winter with lots of rain and no freeze, so this time I want to see how the supposed EV or SEV will act.

But the past year Stella didn't have so many scapes and buds in december, that's what I found strange, it's time for it to "die" but all the scapes seem fresh and healthy!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Dec 11, 2015 8:36 AM CST
It just may be that Stella is deciding to go dormant for you, which is normal if you are starting to get cold weather.
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Dec 11, 2015 8:45 AM CST
Yes, it went dormant the past year too, only I hadn't see so many scapes while the foliage is dying Smiling
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Dec 11, 2015 8:48 AM CST
Yes that is kind of odd.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Dec 11, 2015 9:13 AM CST
It varies here too, the weather patterns differ from year to year and that will influence the plants' behaviour.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Dec 11, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Thank you, I will let my DLs do whatever they like, I'll observe and learn, hopefully!
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Dec 11, 2015 5:22 PM CST
Looking at Sabrina's photos, I was wondering if evergreen, semi-evergreens, or dormants do that? Do evergreens stay green or do they go through a period of dying too? Many of mine look like Sabrinas but we are not getting cold temps, so was wondering why their leaves look so limp and yellow?
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