Daylilies forum: New daylily growing out of the top of bloom stalk

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Name: James Richards
Southeast Alabama (Zone 8b)
Aug 2, 2017 4:58 PM CST
Anybody know why this happend? First year it has happend and this happend instead of seed pods?
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Name: James Richards
Southeast Alabama (Zone 8b)
Aug 2, 2017 5:00 PM CST
And also can i remove and plant in small pot? They have what looks like a white bulb at base. Please help!
(Zone 6a)
Aug 2, 2017 5:22 PM CST
You have a proliferation. You can cut the scape, a couple inches below the proliferation, and place in water, or plant in a pot, or in the ground. The white nubs, are roots forming. The proliferation will be the same cultivar as the mother plant. Hope this is helpful information.
Have a Blessed Day!
(Zone 6a)
Aug 2, 2017 5:26 PM CST
Welcome! Sorry, I didn't notice you were new. *Blush* If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask, there's a plethora of knowledgeable people here, and they are wonderful about helping out.
Name: James Richards
Southeast Alabama (Zone 8b)
Aug 2, 2017 5:31 PM CST
Thanks, why does this happen? For3 years i have had seed pods and this year i have about 40 of these?
(Zone 6a)
Aug 2, 2017 5:47 PM CST
I'm not sure, I believe it is weather related, and possibly environmental also. I know some cultivars are more prone to production of proliferations, so maybe genetics are involved as well. If you set seed pods on a scape with a proliferation, it helps keep the scape alive longer, and can give the proliferation more time to produce roots. You will not always find root nubs on proliferations, sometimes you have to place them in water, or a moist medium, before roots begin to form. Other times you may find more established roots. Some proliferations will actually bloom while still attached to the mother plant, most do not.
(Zone 6a)
Aug 2, 2017 6:03 PM CST
Here's a link to the AHS definition of proliferation, it might help further explain them.
Name: Stan
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Aug 3, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Welcome! James

I agree with the tips that @taylordaylily has shared. But, I thought I would share this article for dealing with those proliferations with you too.

Again welcome to the Daylily forum and Happy digging!
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Aug 3, 2017 2:41 PM CST
@Jrich79 - I have noticed that the two daylilies that give me so many proliferations do not set seed as quickly as others, without proliferations, do. It may be related to energy used for proliferations as opposed to being used for seed production. Enjoy NGA.

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