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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 6:50 AM CST
Well, I did the unthinkable ..... ackkkkkkk!

I accidentally broke off the entire scape of the freaky seedling. I could NOT believe it happened. I was trying to get the container out of the area it was in to better photograph the crazy growth and the disaster happened.

My question .... it appears that 1 of the buds is near bloom. If I stick this scape in sugar water, will it continue to develop and bloom? I am desperately wanting to see what the bloom looks like because of the nature of this plant. Has anyone ever gotten a bud to bloom after it was separated from the plant?

I just want to see 1 bloom on this. Is there hope????!!!

Boy! I am kicking myself over this. I hate when this happens, which doesn't happen hardly ever because I am usually so careful. And I was today, too ... but apparently not careful enough. Sad Sighing! Sighing! Sighing! Crying

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jul 17, 2016 6:52 AM CST
Yes, I have had daylilies bloom after being cut.
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jul 17, 2016 6:52 AM CST
Becky I had a storm break off a scape of Jolly Jester this year. I place it in a cup of regular water and had three more buds open.
Stan
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 6:58 AM CST
Valerie and Stan - Oh! THANK YOU, THANK YOU! (I am bowing down to each of you for your response!)

@touchofsky and @GaNinFl another question .... Does the scape need to be in sun (or bright light) to bloom or can it be anywhere (like inside my house where it isn't so bright)?

Edited to add: Does it need to be in sugar water or just plain water (I use Spring water)?
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Name: Barbalee
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Barbalee
Jul 17, 2016 6:59 AM CST
This is super good to hear! It hasn't happened yet, but I bet it will. Now I know what to do!
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jul 17, 2016 7:10 AM CST
I kept mine indoors on the dinning room table. It's dark in my house without a lot of natural light and it did fine. I did notice that the fragrance wasn't the same but the blooms colors were very close to what they should look.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 7:17 AM CST
Stan - Smiling Thank You!
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jul 17, 2016 7:21 AM CST
You're welcome, Becky. I can't wait to see it myself. Smiling
Stan
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jul 17, 2016 7:24 AM CST
I had mine in a bouquet, too, on the dining table indoors and they did fine. If I remember correctly, I just had them in plain water.
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 7:25 AM CST
Valerie - Big Grin Thank You!
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jul 17, 2016 9:15 AM CST
I cut some scapes for our club meeting and put them in a vase in plain water. After the meeting, I put the vase of scapes on the dining room table and I had daylilies open at least 5 days later. The last bud was not developed very well, so it was stunted and off color.

Hope yours do well so we can see the results of your hard work Smiling
Vickie
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Thank you, Vickie! I will post a photo if it blooms. Smiling
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 9:35 AM CST
I am linking threads. This scape is actually from my seedling ZZZ37 - Galaxy Explosion x Lily Munster which I discuss on this thread (Odd growth): The thread "Odd growth" in Daylilies forum

I am wanting to see if there is anything odd about the bloom like there is about this seedling's plant growth. The first scape of this seedling bloomed normally and it is also one of my favorite bloomers (out of several I received of this cross of seeds) which I got from Cindy (Hemlady). So ZZZ37 is NOT a seedling that has never bloomed yet. Though this second scape failed to produce buds, but instead produced a cluster of prolifs at the top of the scape. One of those prolifs created this scape. So it is a scape on a scape that is getting ready to bloom.

Just want to clarify why this broken scape was so important to me. It is not just any scape, but one I have been documenting and watching for months. Murphy's Law .... Rolling my eyes. Sighing! D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jul 17, 2016 10:18 AM CST
A very unusual scape indeed! I can imagine you frustration at having broken it, but am hoping all turns out well.
Vickie
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 17, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Becky,

I agree with the others: just plain water will do ok and buds will keep growing and blooming I agree

I accidentally broke off 2 scapes last week and put them in a glas of water, and they did great until all buds had bloomed Lovey dubby

Mayo

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Thanks, Vickie!

Mayo - I am impressed. Gives me hope!!!! Thank you!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Jul 17, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Becky

Back when we grew a thousand daylilies in clump strength we would go out and "harvest" multiple scapes loaded with buds and arrange them as bouquets. We would enjoy them for a few days and then replace them with new scapes. We got lots and lots of full blooms inside, well water, no sugar, worked great. Enjoy your bloom.

Charley
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 2:35 PM CST
Thanks everyone! I feel relieved that I might actually get to see the bloom of this particular scape.

I sure hate when I knock off a bud or even worse (as in this case), break an entire scape off a plant. Thank goodness this scape has several buds on it close to blooming. Will post a bloom photo when it flowers. Smiling
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 17, 2016 3:21 PM CST
when I knock off a (large) bud I put that in a shallow glass and sure enought the day after it will open for a day Lovey dubby Thumbs up

(some days my mantelpiece is filled with glasses and DL flowers ... Rolling on the floor laughing )

Mayo
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2016 7:54 PM CST
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