Daylilies forum: April Blooms 2016

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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Apr 13, 2016 12:21 PM CST
That's a beauty Betty. Are the small ones more prolific bloomers?
I'm gaining an interest in the little ones. There seems to be such
diversity in the appearance of the minis.
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Apr 13, 2016 4:32 PM CST
Good news and good news...
I said good x2 because, although we received close to 3-4" of rain before I returned home today, Helix and Country Pride never opened today. Also, who could complain about receiving water from Gods water hose! Hurray!

Looks like tomorrow I may have my first blooms of the season.

Helix
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Country Pride
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Stan
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Apr 14, 2016 7:06 PM CST
I honestly can't tell if they're more prolific bloomers than the bigger ones, Shirlee, since I only fertilize each year at the very beginning of spring and then let the plants hunker down for our hot, dry summers. We're only allowed to water three times a week now because of our drought, and I don't want to fertilize beyond our cooler early spring weather. But I certainly get nice scapes on them in the spring. The minis and smalls I have in the ground are in a raised bed beside steps going up to the upper back yard, so they're at about hip height to begin with -- which I love! I've been captivated by the little ones for a long time now, and I always seem to cross them with larger blooms just to see what I get -- such fun! I only really started crossing diploids in the last year, so I haven't even seen any dip seedlings yet...


Betty
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Apr 14, 2016 9:30 PM CST
Well another inch or so of rain beat on these today but, here they are.

'Helix'
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'Country Pride'
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Helix was measured at 9" but the scape is only 1/2 the length is supposed to be. Country Prides scape is same, 1/2 as tall but bloom was 5". Surprisingly the colors didn't wash with the rain.
Stan
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Apr 15, 2016 5:10 AM CST
The rain may make the daylily pics not look the greatest, but it can't dampen our spirit! We know that tomorrow is another day of beautiful blooms just waiting to open Smiling
Vickie
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spunky1
Apr 15, 2016 5:20 AM CST
Nice Stan, nothing here yet but lots of rain, I had 3" in the rain gauge yesterday evening.
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Apr 15, 2016 6:27 AM CST
I agree Vicky, Getting a break form the rain this morning. Hurray!
I did get a chance to walk around outside yesterday for a few minutes. I noticed with all the rain that it has brought on a scape awakening with my daylily's...now come on sunshine!

Thanks Fred! Not sure what our total was, but it cleared some gulley's... Hilarious!
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florange
Apr 15, 2016 7:29 AM CST
Becky, on one of these threads, you mentioned that this year's blooms are slow in coming.

I searched my 2015 garden notebook and found that on this date in 2015, 17 cultivars had shown their FFO. This year only 3 have. To me this is good news because by June 1 of last year, a lot of daylilies had stopped blooming and by July the garden had no more daylily blooms. In past years I've had blooms in my garden through September and sometimes into October.

2014 was a tough year too. By 4/15, 9 plants had shown FFO. I looked at my garden notes and read: "As of June 1 I will not document 2 way scapes" and "on 8/10 removed all rebloom scapes because the plants were struggling."

I hope that 2016 will resemble a more normal year than the last two years!
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 15, 2016 11:50 AM CST
Today I had some NOIDs try to open, and I had a new bloom on 'Filled With Joy'
NOID:
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'Filled With Joy':

Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 16, 2016 12:33 PM CST
Only one new plant to bloom today, but I do have some I have already shown. They are starting to open a little better, but it is still not warm enough for them to really look their best.
The new plant to bloom is 'Siloam Double Classic', well in this case it looks like Siloam Classic, being it did not show any signs of being a double yet. Last year this plant did bloom and it was double, so maybe it is also a result of the cool weather.
Siloam Double Classic:
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Repeats:
Champagne Elegance:
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Filled With Joy:
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Royal Eventide:




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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Apr 16, 2016 12:44 PM CST
I have a total of 2 scapes, dont know what the heck is going on here.
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Apr 16, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Very nice, Larry!

My Siloam Double Classic has yet to show a scape.

I, did, however see new scapes on some of my seedlings. 3 different plants have at least one scape. One of my plants has 5 scapes. (It's an unknown parentage.)

I've had quite a bit of rain over the past 2 days, so maybe the acid rain will coax some more scapes to develop. Growth is looking good on my seedlings, but I suspect I have thrips again looking a the foliage. I am seeing rust on several as well. I need to get some Spinosad. Perhaps some Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew?

What I find interesting is that the rust susceptible plants also seem to attract the thrips. Whereas the nicer looking foliage seems to be more resistant to bugs. I wonder why that is?
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Name: Regina
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scflowers
Apr 17, 2016 2:16 PM CST
Pretty NOID blooming today. It's usually my very first to bloom every year. Also has multiple reblooms every season. It has a short scape, 16 to 18 inches; blooms range from 6.5 to 8 inches. I think it is a diploid.

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Apr 17, 2016 2:49 PM CST
It is very pretty!
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piksihk
Apr 17, 2016 8:49 PM CST
This is a NOID that is the first to bloom:
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It looks like 'helix' that Stan posted- could it be?

I had a scape on "roses in snow" but I broke it while weeding 😩.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 17, 2016 8:57 PM CST
The blooms certainly look alike to me.
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Apr 18, 2016 4:53 PM CST
Okay so these are repeats but they're much better this go around.

'Helix'


'Country Pride'


Stan
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scflowers
Apr 18, 2016 6:31 PM CST
The first bloom on this one was so bad that I didn't even take a picture for its first bloom in my garden. The one today is picking up color, but looked it's very best around six pm after a very warm day. I'll be glad when nighttime temps rise just a bit to make the blooms open better and improve the color on some of my early bloomers.

Purchased from Tom and Mary Keast last spring. This flower does have an amazing green throat.

Orangutan:

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Name: Leslie
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Lalambchop1
Apr 18, 2016 7:21 PM CST
It's so nice to see blooms, even if they're having trouble opening. I'm finding more scapes everyday and may have a bloom by week's end. We're running 3-4 weeks ahead of time.
Leslie

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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Apr 18, 2016 8:24 PM CST
Lalambchop1 said:It's so nice to see blooms, even if they're having trouble opening.


So true! Also, we know they keep getting better and better. One can certainly see their
potential.

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