Daylilies forum: Early Daylily Blooming Season?

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
May 9, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Just wondering if anyone has their daylilies blooming earlier than usual this year. I can't believe it but I saw a couple scapes today from a Moonlit Masquerade clump and several others. I normally don't see scapes until first week of June. I think that these scapes are 20 days early. Does this mean there maybe potentially more reblooms if the daylilies start blooming early?
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
May 9, 2017 7:18 PM CST
Except for one prebloom scape I don't have any. Last year I found my first scape by May 12. I have no hope of that this year. If anything my season will start a little later.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 9, 2017 9:41 PM CST
I have had plants with scapes 3 weeks ahead of last year, so far only one I remember is a few days later. Most are at least a week ahead of last year. We had a very mild winter, really only a few days.
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
May 9, 2017 10:03 PM CST
I have scapes on three cv's- one of which has two scapes...
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
May 10, 2017 6:51 PM CST
Is there a reason why your season is later this year Elena? Was it because of the freeze in March?

Larry, just wondering if you observe more reblooming with a longer blooming season?

Diana, what does CV stand for?? Are you having an early start too?
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 10, 2017 7:10 PM CST
My guess would be yes more rebloom with the longer season, but we will wait and see. I can't help but believe rebloom will start earlier and therefore last longer. I am expecting to see my first rebloom on 'Filled With Joy' any day and it rebloomed a lot last year.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
May 10, 2017 8:02 PM CST
I have no idea if the weather in March was the cause or the chilly temperatures the last couple of weeks. Most of my daylilies look great foliage-wise. Butterscotch Ruffles is typically my earliest bloomer & I have 2 clumps. Neither one looks like it will have scapes anytime soon. But maybe it will surprise me after the rain we are expecting this weekend. The temps are supposed to become seasonable again so that should help also.
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
May 11, 2017 6:57 AM CST
Karen, the daylily cultivars (cv's) that are sending up scapes are the spoiled ones close to the house. They were well protected over the winter and I think they're just early in comparison to the "field grown" ones.


And I found a new scape yesterday. This one is on the second set of Paul Aucoin fans so I'll get to see if it's actually the right one... Crossing Fingers!
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