Daylilies forum: Beautiful Edgings

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 12, 2016 9:43 AM CST
Well, after seeing so many beautiful photos and hearing how well everyone's 'Beautiful Edgings' was doing this season I went down to the garden this morning to have that serious talk with my underperforming plant.
You can see that she is very distraught and has totally lost her focus.
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This is an example of the type work she has been turning out lately.
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It appears she thinks life has been hard on her and that she was brought up in a poor environment(bog soil) and she feels she has to continue building buds (bud builder) when the other daylilies don't have such a huge responsibility.
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I explained that when I got her she came with rave reviews and that she was not living up to my expectations. I told her how well the other members 'Beautiful Edgings' were performing.
She promised me that if I would take some of the responsibility off of her she would try to do better in the future.
I did remove the offending bud building scape.
Now I am hoping things will get better and that the blooms of the future will be more colorful and much larger and actually have beautiful edgings.
I will give 'Beautiful Edgings' credit for producing three new scapes, one almost ready to bloom, a follow up scape to that, then the third one just developing buds. I think the talk went pretty well.
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If you look closely at the buds in this photo, you can see some bumps and one that resembles a hook. The only thing I found was an immature snail. The shell was just forming and was easily crushed.

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 12, 2016 10:11 AM CST
Those bud bumps are technically called enations and widely assumed to be caused by thrips although that has not been proven.

Edit, forgot to add are you sure that is 'Beautiful Edgings'? The colour looks differerent from mine.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 12, 2016 10:27 AM CST
I am pretty sure, that is what it was sold to me as and it does try to put an edge on occasionally. Here it is on a better day.
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Beautiful Edgings')
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 12, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Ah, that looks more like mine Thumbs up
Name: Sabrina
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cybersix
Jul 12, 2016 10:50 AM CST
Good job Larry! Would you teach me how to talk to daylilies?
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 12, 2016 10:53 AM CST
Yes, getting them to respond is the hard part!
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 12, 2016 11:35 AM CST
I think it is all in the tone of voice Smiling
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 12, 2016 12:30 PM CST
Larry - I hope she listened. Mine did not do any bud building with it's first blooms ever in my garden. The edging was barely visible. I believe that is a high temp issue here in central Florida. But produced large blooms eventually. Though the scapes aren't as tall as registered, it is one of my taller scapes and very sturdy. I love this plant. The first few blooms looked like yours and then she started producing much larger and completely opened blooms. Mine is in a dry bed that I have to water frequently. It's been hot as hades here. She finished the scape blooms. Not sure if I will see re-bloom on her this year.
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Polymerous
Jul 12, 2016 12:44 PM CST
The edge is photosensitive. I have mine planted so that it will get some morning shade from a Japanese maple tree, once it matures. (This is the third such tree we've had in the same spot now, the original much larger tree (which did shade the clump), and a successor, having died - probably due to inadvertent over-watering.) When I picked the last two blooms late yesterday morning, one still had a hint of an edge, the other did not.

My big problem with this plant (apart from the disappearing edges) is that there are almost always one or two tepals that are cupped, and have to be prodded back into place. A lesser problem is that the blooms don't always open as well as I like, and here they don't reach 6", but that could be a combined result of drought (we are on watering restrictions) and overcrowding in the humongous clump (well, 3 clumps jammed together, since Warp helpfully divided the original one).

The one big boon of this plant is that it is rust resistant.

Right now, I am actually weighing whether to keep the plant (I am tired of poking and prodding the blooms every morning, and I want larger flowers) or to pitch it (but it's such a large clump! and it's rust resistant! and you know you'll regret it!).
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jul 12, 2016 1:27 PM CST
cybersix said:Good job Larry! Would you teach me how to talk to daylilies?


I threatened 'Spiritual Corridor' this spring with expulsion to the "back forty" if it didn't bloom this year. It sent up three scapes pronto. Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Sabrina
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cybersix
Jul 12, 2016 1:30 PM CST
touchofsky said:

I threatened 'Spiritual Corridor' this spring with expulsion to the "back forty" if it didn't bloom this year. It sent up three scapes pronto. Rolling on the floor laughing



Rolling on the floor laughing
So I should take Always Afternoon and slap her!
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Claudia
Jul 12, 2016 2:40 PM CST
I shovel pruned 3 last weekend. Just running out of space and tired of waiting for them to perform..... maybe. Shrug!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jul 12, 2016 2:52 PM CST
cybersix said:

Rolling on the floor laughing
So I should take Always Afternoon and slap her!


Rolling on the floor laughing Yup, tough love. Please let me know if it works!
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jul 12, 2016 2:56 PM CST
Claudia said:I shovel pruned 3 last weekend. Just running out of space and tired of waiting for them to perform..... maybe. Shrug!


I have a spot along our back fence where my extras and stubborn non-performers go. If they behave and shape up, there is a slight possibility they could be moved to the front again. I also have a spot along a pathway where the ones I don't like go ... it is the path to the compost heap Hilarious! They get to live back there near the compost heap.

Name: Regina
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scflowers
Jul 12, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Larry,
When you get through with your garden pep talk, maybe you could come here. I just received Beautiful Edgings, and there is no edge! I saw it blooming and thought-crap, I didn't order any pale yellow daylilies! Then I saw the tag, and just hope that she gets her edgings on next year...if not, she will have to find a new home because so far she's not nearly as pretty as Swedish Girl Smiling

My first two blooms on Beautiful Edgings (a critter removed the second scape for me :grumbling:)
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Swedish Girl (no rebloom here, not sure about rust...big flower & taller than BE; edging is less pink as temps rise, but doesn't disappear)
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Time will tell I guess and I shouldn't have a problem re-homing her since she's rust resistant Smiling

Valerie...you need to come do your magic on my Spiritual Corridor, as my plant didn't do much this year either after a great performance last year. Smiling
Name: Kevin Smith
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kssmith
Jul 12, 2016 8:38 PM CST
I have grown Beautiful Edgings for six years and it can be picky about when it decides to open some good blooms with edge color. If i do not catch mine in the morning and color is gone by the time i get home from work.
I do not think i have a pic this year but here is one from another.
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This is as good as it gets for me. About time to divide the clump.
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Gleni
Jul 13, 2016 12:05 AM CST
Mine stated slowly but now I have to keep it at bay with a baseball bat.


I threaten my daylilies a lot to keep them alert and primed.
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bluegrassmom
Jul 13, 2016 4:26 AM CST
I am so glad that others on this forum talk to their daylilies. I like that feeling Hurray!
My Beautiful Edgings is planted where my old maple tree cast a shadow in the morning over the row. It has a nice pinkish edge on it. I also have set some pods using Isabelle Rose. I'm hope they mature Rolling my eyes.
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 13, 2016 6:33 PM CST
Mine seems to always have edges, but varies from yellow to white as the base color. I think BE and I have one of those relationships where we just know we love each other, but don't have to say it in words, it just shines through in our faces and expressions. Big Grin

Since she happened to bloom for me today, here is an 8:30pm picture. She's a little worn out from the day and a quick evening rain we got, but mostly still beautiful. I did just notice she's missing a sepal, though.


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