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Dec 11, 2015 5:31 AM CST
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.
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).|
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!
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.|
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|
Dec 11, 2015 8:48 AM CST
|Yes that is kind of odd.|
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.|
Dec 11, 2015 9:18 AM CST
|Thank you, I will let my DLs do whatever they like, I'll observe and learn, hopefully!|
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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