Daylilies forum: Hale Damage

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Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
May 1, 2016 6:15 PM CST
We had a terrible hail storm this afternoon...buds were broken and the foliage looks like it's been throug a shredder. All of these plants have been potted up for a few weeks. I hope they recover and bloom this spring. I was just beginning to see a few scapes Grumbling
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Name: Donald
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needrain
May 1, 2016 6:34 PM CST
@Pat236
I'm so sorry! I hate hail. I'm sure they'll recover and grow well, but the loss of the scapes is hard.
Donald
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
May 1, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Sad, sad Crying
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Cynthia59P
May 1, 2016 7:11 PM CST
Oh no! So sorry and I sure hope they recover real soon.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
May 1, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Of all the things that could happen, I was not expecting this. I was so looking forward to seeing JESSICA LYNN BELL, BAJA CALIFORNIA, SEXY SARA, and LADY ALVATINE bloom in a few weeks. One scape survived on JLB...in the last pic you can see the other scape in the pot on the right side. I'm sure the foliage will be come back, but I wonder will a new scape replace the damaged one or is that it for the season.
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Name: Regina
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scflowers
May 1, 2016 7:48 PM CST
Pat,
So sorry to see all the damage. These storms have been brutal across the south.

I got caught up in a thunderstorm this evening while cleaning the filter on my koi pond. I really had no choice except to continue once the lightening started...the pump had to be turned back on due to the temperatures we've had, and it was getting dark. Twenty-five minutes of lightening while you're cleaning with a hose next to a pond is not fun!

Crossing my fingers that your plants will recover and bloom later this summer Crossing Fingers! . Thankfully we live in the south, so at least we have a long enough growing season to see possible rebloom.

I'm certainly no expert, but I believe I would cut off any partial scapes that are already snapped (ones with no blooms left). This way the plant can focus on growing and not put any more energy toward the damaged scape. Maybe someone else with more knowledge will chime in...

Hope the storms move on and don't cause you any more damage.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
May 1, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Regina,
Now that sounds scary...cleaning with a hose next to a pond while it's lightening. The hail storm lasted for twenty minutes and the sun came out. We had high winds, heavy rain and the hail....it was strange how quickly it went through.

I didn't get a chance to check the plants that are planted in the beds, but I'm sure they suffered damage as well. Luckily I had only a few scapes, but I was looking forward to the blooms. Cutting the scapes sounds like a good idea. ..no need to waste energy.

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javaMom
May 1, 2016 9:11 PM CST
I'm so sorry about your Daylilies damage Pat, a couple days ago I lost some buds too, that I'm so looking forward to see especially my first El Desperado, but mother nature has their own way... I hope this will be your last hail damage and you will see new blooms...
Last month my flower beds got hit pretty bad and lots of Rose's buds, Iris etc were damaged and gone... I hope it won't be the usual theme this Spring...
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
May 2, 2016 5:43 AM CST
Oh my gosh Pat. That is certainly a lot of hail and I'm sorry that it ruined your plants. I would not be very happy about that myself. That happened one spring here just when my daffodils were starting to bloom and the hail ruined them all.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 2, 2016 6:01 AM CST
Very sorry about the hail damage, that is a nightmare for all daylily growers!
I was thinking about the scapes...and it started me wondering if the plants were multi branched or not. If a scape had formed a few buds on the end and they were lost, but the scape had not developed enough for the other branches to be developed and buds formed on them, would there be a chance of that injured scape continuing to develop and form buds and bloom later? I was looking at a daylily yesterday and it appeared to me that the terminal buds had already developed but down further on the scape it looked like three or four more branches were starting to develop, just something to consider.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
May 2, 2016 6:23 AM CST
Thanks guys,
I will survey the damage this afternoon when I get home from work. I got a look at those on my deck, which are the new plants received in March. It was so nasty out that I didn't go any further. The Jessica Lynn Bell had three fans, all with scapes. I think two were knocked off, so I may still have a slight chance to see a bloom this spring. The others had two or three fans with only one showing a scape. Larry, I sure hope I can salvage a bloom or two with branching further down the scape.


On another note, the local news picked up the story and posted some of my pics last night.
Pat236
Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
May 3, 2016 4:50 AM CST
Hate to see things like this, this has been my biggest worry this year, hale has fallen all around us, but none here.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
May 3, 2016 6:32 AM CST
Fred, I've never had a hail storm in my yard before, and the damage is worst than I initially thought. I had scapes broken that I didn't even know were there. This is depressing after waiting all winter for spring to see new blooms. I bought quite a few new plants last fall and was anticipating those blooms this spring. The foliage which I'm sure will recover looks like they've been through a meat shredder on some of the plants. All is not lost, I see a few scapes still standing and most of my plants have not scaped yet.

Well, I'm counting my blessings as some of the fallen tree damage has been massive. Some families lost their homes due to the storm. A huge oak tree split a home completely in half not too far from me. I never lost power and all of my trees are still standing.
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