Daylilies forum: What is wrong with this scape?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Jun 10, 2017 11:04 AM CST
Not a very great photo, but all of the buds on this entire scape died. The other scapes look fine. Confused

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Name: Pat Strong
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Jun 10, 2017 11:38 AM CST
I've never had all of the buds on a scape fall off. I've scapes where one or two buds dried up and dropped off. I'm not sure what is going on there, but it could be some type of insects. I had snails get inside of some tulips. I had to pull the buds apart to find the snails.
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Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Jun 10, 2017 12:06 PM CST
Did the plant have spring sickness by any chance? I have a couple where the scapes look a little like that and each of those plants had spring sickness. I was wondering if the two might be connected Shrug!
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Jun 10, 2017 1:32 PM CST
Plant/Foliage looks fine. other scapes look fine. buds did not actually fall off, they died, then fell off after they dried up.
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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Jun 10, 2017 3:15 PM CST
The scape behind it, which I am assuming is on the same plant, does not look fine at all. There is an area of yellowed disfigurement the entire length of that scape and it looks like it also had buds/blooms die.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Jun 10, 2017 3:37 PM CST
I see that scape in the background but I have some scapes that look similar to that when they get older and are near to being bloomed out or have bloomed out. That looks like an old bloom to me with that scape. So from what Frillylily said I would assume that scape did bloom fine and the buds did not shrivel up and die on it.
I do wonder if physical damage to the scape in question could be the cause of the buds dying? I noticed a scape this season that got bound up and could not straighten up until I found it and all the buds on it died, I could have damaged it trying to get it to straighten up, it had almost formed a circle.
Name: Elena
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Jun 10, 2017 3:49 PM CST
Last year I had scapes do the same thing. I assumed it was because of the drought that all the buds blasted. Maybe not? Confused

This year we have had a lot of rain. I've had scapes on two different cultivars die (turn yellow & shrivel up) well before they had buds showing. I assumed it was because of the standing water in the fans. I've never seen scapes die like that before.

Honestly, it seems like every year something new (and bad) is happening!
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Jun 10, 2017 5:01 PM CST
We have had tons of rain when these were forming. The scape in the background I honestly did not even notice until now! It is however lower in the foliage, the other scapes are taller, and have full formed buds on them. I have had buds blast before, but I don't think that is what this is.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Jun 10, 2017 6:06 PM CST
I have had two scapes on the same dl dry up and die this season , too, without even one bloom. Forget which dl right now. I wondered what was the cause. I have also had a higher percentage of aborted buds on several dls.

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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Jun 10, 2017 7:13 PM CST
I had a daylily do something very similar, it had a couple of blooms open, the rest died. The blooms that did open were small & sad looking, actually looks like maybe I had gotten too close with some weed killer, but I know that was not the case. We have had a week or more with no rain, then as much as 3-4 inches of rain, then the same again.
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
Jun 10, 2017 10:43 PM CST
Had one like it due to late frost May 15th. Very rainy this spring like i guess lots of you have experienced sounds like. No bad scapes due to wetness here though.

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