Daylilies forum: My first seedling bloom

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Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
May 13, 2018 5:52 AM CST
I am very excited today, I have my first seedling bloom. Don't know the cross, but she is beautiful.
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I have been pollinating my own flowers this year for the seeds. This morning when I went out to do that, this flower did not have any pollen, since I don't know the names and types of my flowers, my first bloom I use the pollen from that flower to pollinate it. Other blooms I am mixing the pollen from another flower. Is it normal to get a flower with no pollen?


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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
May 13, 2018 6:20 AM CST
It can be normal not to get pollen on some cultivars of daylilies. It can also be that the pollen just isn't ready yet. I have several daylilies that won't give me pollen until mid-morning when I usually do my crosses early morning. The good news is that I've gotten pods after doing late afternoon crosses (if the pollen still looks good). I just check first to make sure the bees haven't pollinated the flower first!
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
May 13, 2018 6:43 AM CST
Pollinating is new to me, I watched some videos on it, and the man said to do it before it was 75 degrees outside. And it hits 75 at 8am here, so I must get out there early to do it.
Name: Elena
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bxncbx
May 13, 2018 7:11 AM CST
I will say more crosses take when it isn't horribly hot out. But I do get some. Humidity is more the issue for me though. And if it rains not much takes. Honestly, I can't ever predict which day will have the most pods take. There are trends but I always get a day where the odds are low and everything takes. And some perfect days nothing takes. Go figure! Confused
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 13, 2018 7:22 AM CST
I think here the the temp. recommended would be 85 deg. F. and I have done some up in the 90's. I have read dips. can cross at higher temps that Tets. normally. I would do almost no crosses if I had to do them by the 75 deg. cutoff. It seems most of my pollen I have tried to use is not ready till at least 9:30 so I end up doing crosses up to about 11:00.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
May 13, 2018 9:49 AM CST
After reading those post I went back out and checked the one flower, and it had pollen, so I am glad I can pollinate the flowers later in day also.

How long will it take before I know if it was successful?
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 13, 2018 10:11 AM CST
Two or three days I would think.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 13, 2018 1:45 PM CST
@dixiebelle426,
I think anyone just starting out with hybridizing can benefit from this "schedule"during a morning walk though the garden.
http://www.ofts.com/daylilycal...
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
May 18, 2018 3:36 PM CST
I have 7 seed pods so far. And some of my seedlings are already clumping, I sure hope to see a few bloom this year, so far there are no scape's on any of them. The one that bloom this year, was planted last year.
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Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
May 19, 2018 5:11 PM CST
Man what a week, I have not been home in almost a week. Went 42 hours with no sleep, but it was worth it to see my grandson make his entrance into the world. Meet Zeke everyone, it won't be long and he will be helping his mimi plant and tend to the daylilies.
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
May 19, 2018 5:15 PM CST
Congratulations, Catherine! Hurray!
Name: Avedon
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Avedon
May 19, 2018 5:56 PM CST
Welcome! Zeke. He's a darling and I'm sure you plan to introduce him to the world of flowers in the future.
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
May 19, 2018 7:55 PM CST
Welcome to the world Zeke. Catherine, I'm sure you beaming more that any Daylily. I'll bet you have zeke playing in the dirt before no time! Congrats to the family!
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Name: Diana
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ShakespearesGarden
May 19, 2018 10:13 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Yay for grand babies!!! Welcome to the world Zeke!
Congrats Catherine and Family : )
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
May 20, 2018 8:08 AM CST
Congrats on the birth of your blooming baby grandson! Welcome! to the World baby Zeke!
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Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
May 30, 2018 11:28 AM CST
I have over 50 seed pods so far, and 1 proliferation. I really hope each pod has seeds in them, I will be planting them right before winter and let mother nature take control of them.
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