Daylilies forum: Trouble with Maryott cultivars opening...anyone else?

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Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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amberjewel
Jun 9, 2017 11:29 AM CST
I placed a few orders with Mr. Maryott last year. I got several of his own introductions as well as his wonderfully priced cultivars by other hybridizers. I am having trouble with lots of his introductions not opening up well. The plants I received from him that are by other hybridizers are doing okay though, so I don't think it is an issue of me not treating them the way he treated them. Here's what's going on...

All Revved Up opened nicely for its first bloom, but all three since then have looked like this...
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I have two of about 7 of Diversity open up completely, but the rest look like this...
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Born In California was supposed to have it's first bloom today and this is what I got, and I had to go unhang the edges to even get this much open...
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And Culmination looks like this...
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The only one I have of his that has consistently opened well since it started is Outer Space. Anyone else have this issue? Should I contact him and see what he suggests?
Amber
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Jun 9, 2017 11:37 AM CST
I have some of his cultivars and some with very ruffled edges do get hung up sometimes. But I have to say I've never seen anything that bad! Blinking I don't have any of the ones you do. I did buy some last fall that will hopefully bloom this year. I sure hope they do better than that!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 9, 2017 12:02 PM CST
To me it just looks like they are having cool nights, what is the weather like there now?
Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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amberjewel
Jun 9, 2017 12:13 PM CST
@seedfork
Larry, It has been getting down to the mid 60s at night with upper 70s to mid 80s during the day for the past week or so. Would temperature just affect his cultivars and not others like that?
Amber
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 9, 2017 12:28 PM CST
I don't usually have any luck here w anything frilly, really edged ect. They don't open, they always look splotchy and I have tossed several of them, including Maryotts. I think it may be the cool evenings and all the dew. These blooms sometimes open part of the way the day before, then at night, the dew gets inside the bud and when they open, the color is bad. That is my theory. I live in Springfield MO.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jun 9, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Some cultivars seem to be more sensitive to cool nights in regards to opening, and most of the time it will be the really toothy, frilly ones with the thick edges. Even in a little warmer weather some daylilies just seem to be very slow about opening, but I would hope most of that would have been breed out of them.
Lets see what they do when the nights warm up to the 70's. I had a few I thought would bloom out before they finally started opening up the way I thought they should, nice to have rebloom in those cases.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Jun 9, 2017 3:13 PM CST
by the time the nights warm up to the 70's here in zone 5 or 6 , the bloom season is pretty far gone. I have tried to order later blooming dl and that helps.

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