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Jun 8, 2016 9:42 AM CST
|This year I'm seeing lots of bracts. On every plant. I swear they weren't there the past year. My DLs are in their third year here. I read that bracts on young plants indicate that there will be more branching.|
Are my DLs getting adult? But they were fans of adult plants when bought. So does it mean that they start everytime from baby DLs to adult DLs?
I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say!
Jun 8, 2016 10:51 AM CST
|hi Sabrina |
can you post a photo to show what you mean?
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Jun 8, 2016 2:06 PM CST
|Mayo, I will post a picture tomorrow (if rain will let me take one). In the meanwhile you can read this, it gives a really good explanation: http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_d...|
Jun 8, 2016 7:04 PM CST
|Hi Sabrina! I read the AHS definition and never knew that about the bracts. You learn something new every day! I can say that some daylilies can take a long time to reach their full potential in terms of branching. I've had one cultivar for about 8 years and very slowly the branching & bud count has increased. I've gone from 2-way with 5 buds to 5-way with 13 buds in this time. It probably took this long because I only started regularly watering & fertilizing my daylilies in 2013.|
Jun 8, 2016 7:15 PM CST
|I think I have bracts on these scapes. |
Jun 9, 2016 1:36 AM CST
|Here are some pictures.|
It really surprised me, so I was so excited about blooming season. But it's cold and rainy, poor sun and blooms open slowly and really whashed out.
Elena, I just started this spring with regular fertilizing and watering (before 25 may it didn't rain). I used a slow release fertilizer and a iron chelate. I can see a big difference this year, but I don't know if it's just because of the plants getting stronger for their age or for the little care I gave to them. I see thicker scapes too.
Jun 9, 2016 8:44 PM CST
|Sabrina, keep up with watering & fertilizing and you'll see the difference it makes! This year I have some of the largest fans I've ever seen on some of my oldest cultivars. I've only got one blooming right now so I don't know about bud counts but scapes are sturdier too.|