Daylilies forum: Which of your daylilies produces the most scapes per plant

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 17, 2017 6:58 PM CST
I have been lured into the world of high bud counts and high branch counts recently, but I have a daylily that reminds me that those not necessary to have a lot of flowers on a plant. I know most of you will not have an actual count (nice if you should happen to have that info) but you will have noticed these plants in your garden. The plants that may have a low bud and branch count, but still manage to turn out a lot of blooms over a long period of time. I was amazed last year by 'Filled With Joy' with a bud count of 10-15 with three way branching, but it kept turning out the blooms for weeks. I had not previously realized that some daylilies just produce a lot more scapes than others. So, does anyone have some of these plants in their garden they would like to brag about or promote?
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Mar 18, 2017 8:47 AM CST
Larry check out my performance report from last year for,
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Prairie Wildfire')


It continues to show instant rebloom and did for two full months. The bright red catches my eye from across the yard every time, I have used it in numerous crosses. Hope to have some of them bloom this year. Absolutely a keeper here.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 18, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Stan that is the type of info I am interested in. It does look like a beautiful bloom on it. I am thinking all of the plants that fall into this category will be excellent multipliers. It will be very interesting to see if anyone reports some plants with an exceptional number of scapes that does not actually multiply rapidly also.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 18, 2017 12:36 PM CST
Larry for me when it comes to scapes. The award goes to Black Eyed Stella.
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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 18, 2017 12:40 PM CST
Black Eyed Stella
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 18, 2017 12:50 PM CST
Thanks Mike, I am sure it must be cranking out the scapes to have flowers like that! Love to see clumps like that really loaded up with blooms.I don't think I would be able to grow it down here, can't get Stella de Oro to do anything. Seems it is one of those dormants better suited for colder zones.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 19, 2017 6:46 AM CST
I went back and listened to an old podcast #39, and Melanie Mason(daylily hybridizer) said that one of her plants 'Longlesson Ballad' had low bud count and branching but had very good scape production to make up for it.
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 19, 2017 9:01 AM CST
Larry thanks for that BIG Acorn. I tip my hat to you.
Ron Wilson's Online Garden Party is another one. Registered at 28". Consistently above 40" here and it is a sev. I have a clump shot on my PC. Check out my pics in the database. Excellent increaser. I have to move it because I planted it based on the 28" height. If interested let me know.
Genesta a deciduous/dormant has by far the highest bud count so far on this planet Rolling on the floor laughing
This scape had (175) bud scars on it last fall.






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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 19, 2017 9:25 AM CST
Mike, I would love to see that clump shot!
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 19, 2017 11:55 AM CST
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Larry I found one I posted awhile back.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 19, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Mike, Lovely photo!
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 19, 2017 4:47 PM CST
Thanks Larry.
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Mar 19, 2017 7:39 PM CST
Gorgeous Mike I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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touchofsky
Mar 19, 2017 9:52 PM CST
Wow, now that is a great clump!
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Mar 20, 2017 5:29 AM CST
I agree nice clump.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Mar 20, 2017 7:16 AM CST
Seems like my daylilies take turns to shine. Last year Rock Solid had 3 scapes blooming each on 2 different scapes, 2 on 2 others, only 1 scape on another. I think there were only 6 scapes total & the 6th one was very small. While the 3rd scape was blooming well before the 1st one ended, there was only a couple of days where the plant was full of blooms, but it continued blooming well over 2 months. Stellas Ruffled Fingers reblooms at least 3 times with only a short break in between. The best blooming plant I have. An oldie I have, Isaac, usually blooms pretty well, but one year it had buds showing up when I thought they were all gone, I think they call it bud building? It bloomed forever it seemed, but that was its best year ever. I think I counted over 40 buds on a couple of scapes when it was all over, & lots more than usual on several others. Normally it only has 15 or so.
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 20, 2017 11:45 PM CST
@Alilyfan when it comes to daylilies you have to just feed, water and enjoy the varying show from year to year. Stella's Ruffled Fingers is a winner here also along with her full siblings, Stella's Pink Pretty and Stella's Sparky.
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Mar 21, 2017 12:22 AM CST
Off the top of my head, I can think of several in my garden of over 300 DL that I would say really out perform the others. Probably are more that just are not coming to mind. Of course I'm in a colder climate so I don't know if they would do the same in your zone.

El Desperado (no bud count in data base)
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Lilac Surprise (strongest scapes in the whole garden) (no bud count in data base)
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Janie Wilson: No bud count in data base


Indian Giver: 10-15 bud count; 2-way (per data base)
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Mar 21, 2017 6:51 AM CST
I don't have the bud count for this daylily but ABBOT'S MAGIC is a huge clump and produces tons of scapes. I actually had to move it to outside my yard and give it it's own space because it just increased to rapidly to keep up with dividing it.

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Name: Arlene
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florange
Mar 21, 2017 7:32 AM CST
I went back and looked at 2015 and 2016. Obviously, the number of scapes depends on clump size, but I agree sometimes, a daylily just has to show off! Normally I don't take clump pictures, so have nothing to show, but my record keeping is fairly exact.

In 2015, LAUGHING SKIES (Stamile 2004) had 19 scapes with 103 blooms (obviously later scapes had fewer blooms). It started blooming on April 21 and finished on August 19. THIN MAN (D. Trimmer 2002) had 15 scapes. It started blooming May 3 and ended July 24.

In 2016 (a really, really bad bloom year) DUTCH YELLOW TRUFFLE (Kirchhoff 2003) had 30 scapes with 161 blooms. Its FFO was May 14 and it finished August 21. LAUGHING SKIES had 22 scapes with 120 blooms. It started in May 21and ended on July 18.

As we speak, CAN'T TOUCH THIS is showing 7 scapes, but it looks like WAVES OF JOY with be the first to bloom. Can't quite tell when that first bloom will pop!

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