Daylilies forum: Short scapes

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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Sep 12, 2016 11:59 AM CST
What plants have you received that are much shorter than they are registered to be? One that comes to mind is moment in the sun.
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Sep 12, 2016 7:36 PM CST
If you observed this just one season, wait until next season and maybe the plant was stressed.
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Sep 12, 2016 8:53 PM CST
It was observed for several seasons.I have places for a few short plants and do not mind if they are listed that way,but planting them behind taller plants always bugs me.
Name: Julie
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floota
Sep 13, 2016 4:41 AM CST
Hopefully this won't come across as "preachy" but almost NO new cultivar will bloom at its registered height during the first year of bloom in a garden, or at least that has proven to be the case here. Sometimes it even takes 3 years before a clump will reach maturity and have scapes at registered height. In fact I've grown to expect any new cultivars - if they bloom- to have short to very short scapes the first year! Then of course weird weather can be a factor. This year, a late freeze stunted many early scapes. There was an abnormal number of short scapes in 2016. Some of those with initial short scapes then rebloomed with normal height scapes!! Looked strange!!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 13, 2016 6:48 AM CST
Well, most of my plants are too young for me to judge the heights of yet, but I have not noticed but a few that the scapes were shorter than I was expecting. Lavender Stardust was one that this year had short scapes and bloomed down in the foliage.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 13, 2016 10:56 PM CST
Larry rest assured that you won't be disappointed with Lavender Stardust in the years to come. LS was amazing in my garden this and past years with multiple blooms on most days.









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Polymerous
Sep 13, 2016 11:11 PM CST
We had a thread on short scapes earlier this year. This may (or may not) be of help: The thread "Short scapes?" in Daylilies forum
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 14, 2016 7:07 AM CST
Didn't have a pic on my phone last night to share.
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Lavender Stardust

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Claudia
Sep 14, 2016 1:44 PM CST
Last Snowflake & Heavenly White Lightening both are not even close to being registered height for me. I have had both for 6 years. HWL may get booted out next year. Make room for something new!
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 15, 2016 6:55 AM CST
@Pat236 thanks for the ACORN and all the Thumbs up .
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