Daylilies forum: January Blooms 2017

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jan 21, 2017 7:08 AM CST
This is kinda funny to be starting a thread for January Blooms. But I have in fact a cultivar blooming!

This is Bullfrog Kisses that I received 3 fans from Natalie this Fall 2016. And here it is blooming in January! Must be the very warm Winter we are having this year. This photo is the 1st bloom. LOVELY!!!! There are a total of 9 buds on 2 scapes. I've had a bloom almost every day since Jan. 17th (when this photo was taken). Now I am REALLY excited about Spring! This will officially be my 1st bloom of the season! Whistling Hilarious! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

With climate change, I wonder if I might have the fun of having daylilies blooming year round here in Florida! I know that Glen and Bron have a very long bloom season in Australia. Florida climate is very similar. Big Grin
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jan 21, 2017 7:23 AM CST
Becky that is indeed a beautiful bloom, especially for this early in the season.
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 21, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Nice ! Drooling
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Name: Karen
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kousa
Jan 21, 2017 8:15 AM CST
So pretty! What a great start to the blooming season. Can't wait for spring to come!
Name: Betty
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Betja
Jan 21, 2017 10:41 AM CST
That's fantastic, Becky! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that "January Blooms 2017"!
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jan 21, 2017 12:24 PM CST
I agree your January blooms have me Drooling already for scape's of my own.
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Legalily
Jan 21, 2017 2:33 PM CST
Wow Becky - I'm jealous!
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scflowers
Jan 21, 2017 5:56 PM CST
It's beautiful! And one that has been on my want list for a long time!
Have you been saving the pollen from it?
Name: Char
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Jan 21, 2017 6:24 PM CST

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What a wonderful surprise to see a Jan. bloom thread, very pretty Becky! Thumbs up
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 21, 2017 11:40 PM CST
Thanks, Everyone! It was definitely a surprise to me as well to see January blooms from any cultivar! I hope this is a preview of what's to come this year as far as daylily blooms go!

Regina - Thanks for reminding me that I should save some of the pollen from the blooms, if possible! It certainly might make a good parent! Thank You! Thumbs up
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Jan 22, 2017 11:19 AM CST
Congrats, Becky! What a nice surprise to see a friend being treated to an early daylily surprise!
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Feb 2, 2017 9:28 PM CST
Thanks, DND.

Ironically, I have a bee pod on one of the scapes of Bullfrog Kisses. Likely a self-pollinated pod. It will be interesting to see if it matures and how many seeds I get from it.
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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Feb 3, 2017 10:30 AM CST
Man oh man! Is that in your yard? Do you have others that are early, too? I want to move in next door to you!

Seriously, that is beautiful.
Name: Debra
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shive1
Feb 3, 2017 11:56 AM CST
Wow! That's beauty of a bloom for January! I can't believe you are having blooms this early. But it has been a very mild January. My daylilies were starting to act like it was Spring, but this cold snap we're having now will kill the foliage back on most.
Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Feb 4, 2017 5:06 AM CST
Way to go Becky.
I have been cutting scapes from the new Stamile and Maryott plants all winter, like you we have had no winter so far.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 4, 2017 7:58 AM CST
@spunky1,
Fred have you ever left winter scapes on a few plants, and noticed that those plants were weaker during peak season? Just curious. I am wondering if cutting off the scapes just make the plants try harder and produce more scapes, or if it actually saves the plants energy for a stronger performance later in the season when the blooms could actually open properly?
Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Feb 5, 2017 7:29 AM CST
Larry I have never done that, winter scapes hardly ever occur here. The reason it happened this year is I got Pat to send the plants early because coming from Calif. in March they did not preform well for me the first year, I never had any problem with his plants when he lived in Florida. This was the first time I had ever ordered from Maryott also from Calif. Now I just hope they bloom in May after cutting the winter scapes. As long as I have messing with these things there's still things to learn.
Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Feb 7, 2017 8:15 AM CST
I ordered several Maryott's plants in September as they were closing. Parrots of the Caribbean and Spanish Fiesta bloomed through November. I cut a few other scapes on other cultivars, in December when the weather cooled down. We had only a few days below freezing...one of the mildest winters ever. I remember reading here on the forum that you shouldn't let your scapes freeze or something like that.
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Name: Charley
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Charlemagne
Feb 7, 2017 1:35 PM CST
If I have January blooms they are under several inches of snow right now. Too cold to go digging.

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