Daylilies forum: Inclined daylilies

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Aug 2, 2016 3:26 PM CST
This is a question I have in mind from long time.

Almost all of my daylilies grow slanting. They tend to slant like Pisa's Tower. If you don't know about this tower I'm showing you a picture so we can all laugh together. It's a superb tower in one of the most beautiful places in Italy but the ground under it had a bit of problem so it's leaning on one side. Guess what, the soil under it is clay Green Grin!
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Anywho, the most part of my daylilies don't grow straight, fans, scapes, all are inclined. Even the smallest one. I always thought it's a lack of space for roots and how they find their settling, but now that I wrote about Pisa's Tower I may think to soil too.

What do you think about it? Thank You!

Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Aug 2, 2016 3:51 PM CST
Plants leaning usually means they are reaching for sunlight.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Aug 2, 2016 3:53 PM CST
Do you have them in partial shade? Some of my slanting daylilies grown in partial shade are slanted toward the side that has the most sun.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Aug 2, 2016 4:09 PM CST
No, they are in total shade for some hours and then in full sun for some hours. They are really crowed. Some lean in the direction the sun comes from but some toward the center of the bed. The bed is very narrow so maybe they bend in that direction because they don't have any other way of doing it?
You can see the slanting starting from where the crown is.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com

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