Daylilies forum: Newbie question on After bloom

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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 1, 2016 6:29 AM CST
I have a few daylilies that have bloomed off of one stalk and have no signs of pods, or flowers. Do i need to pull the stem, cut it off at the base, or just let it die back?
Oma and Opa Simon
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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Jun 1, 2016 11:23 AM CST
I just let mine die back. When it turns completely brown, I give it a gentle tug and pull it right out.
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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Jun 1, 2016 11:35 AM CST
hi Stewart and Cindy,

I'm a newbie too: I was 'infected' with the Daylily virus last year :-)

I have this rule of thumb:
Long stalks or in places where they poke my eye when gardening: cut it off at the base Hilarious!
Futher away in the border and not easy to reach: leave them untill Fall and they can be pulled without any trouble Hilarious!

Don't know if this is the best way, but I always think that gardening should be fun, not 'work' Thumbs up

Mayo

BTW: about your message at the bottom ('Oma and Opa Simon').. are you Dutch? Thumbs up

a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 1, 2016 12:09 PM CST
OK, so we have two versions - leave it till it dies back ( I can see the reasoning behind this) and if it pokes you in the eye then chop that sucker out of the way.

I guess I am more prone to chop it if there is nothing left (OK, here comes my big words that I just learned today) . If only the Scape and Bloom Scar are left, prior to me chopping it down I will look for Bract's to see if a Proliferation has started, if so one might be able to produce another plant from this.

(Sounds like I know what I am doing)

Stewart

(genealogy goes back to Prussia)
We have two grandsons and with all the mixes of families we decided to go back to Oma and Opa
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