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Gardengramma
Jan 10, 2017 11:39 AM CST
I live in zone 3, will my daylilies produce seeds in my shorter season summers
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jan 10, 2017 11:44 AM CST
I don't actually know but maybe someone else will reply that is smarter than me Whistling
I would think, yes, if you are growing early blooming daylilies which you probably have to do anyway. You may try culling later forming stalks in order for the plant to divert energy to the seed pod. Your other options are to start your plants in pots earlier in the year and then set them outdoors, you may get a longer growing season out of them that way. You might try cutting the stalk off at the very end (freeze date) and leaving the pod on the stalk, maybe put it in a vase w water to extend the life a couple more weeks before harvesting the seed.

Also you can consider buying daylily seeds, they are generally in-expensive depending on what you choose. There are members here that sell daylily seeds and you can choose the crosses you like. You can also buy seed on the lily auction ( I think)

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sooby
Jan 10, 2017 12:04 PM CST
They should produce seeds as long as they don't bloom too late in the season. You may want to hand pollinate those that don't readily set "bee pods". When is your average first fall frost date?

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