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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Region: Alabama
May 20, 2017 4:50 PM CST
I have been out in the garden looking at lots and lots of rusty plants! Some are looking so bad that I just reached down and started snatching the foliage off of them. There are about half a dozen I have done that too so far, and when I get a chance I plan to do even more. I am beginning to wonder if the only way to grow daylilies anymore is going to be through the use of expensive chemicals? It appears the cheap ones are useless and the affordable ones barely help, so maybe the expensive ones are the only way to go. We may have to form a co-op on the daylily forum just to be able to buy the chemicals and divide them into amounts used by non commercial growers. I am too the point where I am either going to have to switch to the more expensive chemicals that work(hopefully) or really narrow down my plants to only the ones that can really show some true rust resistance.
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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May 21, 2017 9:34 AM CST
Understand where you are coming from Larry. I was sitting on my front porch thinking about the expense I have gone to support the 150+ that I have now. Couldn't imagine the expense of owning a huge 1000+ operation trying to maintain them all.

I hate to think of throwing one out because of rust. Some I have are real beauties, like Sweet Dixie, Boca Raton, Primier Surprise, Empire Returns just to name a few. These are turning out to be real rust buckets. I think too that you have to get ahead spraying for rust before it's full blown to see real results in the fight against rust. And using different products keeps it from building an immunity.

Good luck in your fight.
(Georgia Native in Florida)

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