Daylilies forum: Late bloomer

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Nov 23, 2016 12:50 AM CST
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On an earlier thread I mentioned that for the very first time, I had a spring planted seedling that sent up a scape very late in the season. A seedling that blooms the first year from seed is most unusual here in Iowa where hybridizers normally have to wait at least two seasons to see any blooms. When frost threatened, I cut the scape and put it in a vase on an east windowsill. Buds began to turn brown, and I was afraid I wouldn't get to see a bloom after all. I cut off all the remaining buds but one, shortened the scape, and hoped for the best. Above is my reward for my efforts. Smiling
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Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Nov 23, 2016 7:08 AM CST
Very nice bloom Larry, worth the effort.
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Nov 23, 2016 11:42 AM CST
Lovely Bloom LarryR! Glad to know your plan of action worked and you were rewarded! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Nov 23, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Nice to see you posting, Fred. Many thanks for the compliment. I tip my hat to you.

Here are some of your creations blooming in our gardens this year:

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Lillian's Alabama Pride

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Lillian's Crazy Arms


Lillian's John Falk

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Your seedling HB10-16 Manning 607
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Nov 23, 2016 11:54 AM CST
Many thanks, Ginny. Lots of anticipation before that bud opened!
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Name: Karen
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kousa
Nov 23, 2016 11:55 AM CST
Stunning daylilies and photography!
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Nov 23, 2016 11:56 AM CST
Gorgeous blooms there LarryR! Looks like Fred has served you well I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 23, 2016 12:45 PM CST
Wonderful news, Larry! Your efforts paid off. Isn't it amazing how curiosity gets to us just wondering what colors will show up on a seedling Big Grin It is such an exciting time watching a seedling bloom.

You have some real beauties of Fred's there..... Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lillian's Crazy Arms Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Nov 24, 2016 9:26 AM CST
Congratulations Larry, that bloom is so beautiful, and looks like it is huge!
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Nov 24, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Thanks for posting the blooms Larry, looks like your growing well.
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Nov 24, 2016 9:49 AM CST
I, too, love that seedling! Very, very nice!!! Your blooms and photos are always noteworthy, Larry! Thanks for sharing them on this November week! Thank You!
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Deebie
Dec 2, 2016 8:03 PM CST
I agree with all of the above. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Dec 4, 2016 4:03 PM CST
Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments. I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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