Daylilies forum: daylily, name?

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East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
May 24, 2018 7:06 AM CST
Hello everyone,
this beautiful daylily opened, does anybody know what's its name?
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can they be "cut flowers"? how often can I cut them? if I even can...
Thanks, y'all have a blessed day
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 24, 2018 8:45 AM CST
I don't know the name of your daylily, but it is pretty. I don't do cut flowers at all, but I have read daylilies can be used for cut flowers. Being the bloom normally only lasts a day, new buds would have to be opening to keep the scape from becoming bare.
@gemini_sage.
Do you ever use daylilies in your arrangements, any info you can give on using them?
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
May 24, 2018 9:38 AM CST
If the buds are far enough along, they will continue to open well when cut and put in water.
Touch_of_sky on the LA
East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
May 25, 2018 6:52 AM CST
Seedfork said:
@gemini_sage.
Do you ever use daylilies in your arrangements, any info you can give on using them?

Dear Seedfork, I unfortunately am a rookie gardener, and try my best to learn from all the savvies of NGA. What kind of arrangements do you mean?
My daylilies are in the ground. I would like to cut a few for my inside decorating.
that brings me to the next question:
Dear Touchofsky, what do you mean by "far enough"?

Whistling

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Frillylily
May 25, 2018 9:58 AM CST
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Missouri Moon')
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 25, 2018 10:34 AM CST
@LuisaC,

By using the @gemini_sage., I was "summoning" asking him to look at your post and give his advice. I believe Neal works with flower arrangements for wedding etc. You should have received a message that your name was mentioned in a post(the @ sign and your nickname) at the beginning of this post, and that is what I was hoping Neal should receive also.
East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
May 25, 2018 11:36 AM CST
Thank you Frillylily and Seedfork.
Thank You!
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
May 26, 2018 7:54 PM CST
I have used daylilies in floral arrangements. I do add lots of other cut flowers that hold their bloom longer. That way you don't notice that much when the daylily isn't blooming on a particular day. Some others that I use with the DL's are coneflowers, lilies, sunflowers, blazing star, even ferns add fullness when the DL's aren't open.
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East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
May 27, 2018 9:13 AM CST
petruske said:I have used daylilies in floral arrangements. I do add lots of other cut flowers that hold their bloom longer. That way you don't notice that much when the daylily isn't blooming on a particular day. Some others that I use with the DL's are coneflowers, lilies, sunflowers, blazing star, even ferns add fullness when the DL's aren't open.


thank you! Interesting list of flowers.
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gemini_sage
Jun 5, 2018 2:31 PM CST
Hi Larry! Been busy with wedding season (floral arranging) and was away from the site for a few days.

Daylilies are often recommended as cut flowers for the home gardener, but aren't really appropriate for use in the business, so they're not something I use. I have brought broken scapes inside to enjoy the rest of the blooms and was surprised at how many buds continued to develop. If the buds are tiny they still may open, but those tend to look kind of puny if they develop for that long in a vase.
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East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
Jun 6, 2018 6:15 AM CST
So, let me understand this right: daylilies CAN be cut for floral arrangements. When i cut one, will I kill the plant? or will the plant still produce flowers for this season? or am I cutting off the blooming season for that plant? Somebody in the blog mentioned "if they are far enough": what does that mean? far enough in the flowering process? far enough in years of life?
sorry for being so dense, but I made mistakes in the past and killed accidentally plants that were thriving. Don't wanna do that again!
help, please? *Blush* Sighing!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jun 6, 2018 6:36 AM CST
Just cut off the one scape (stem) that has the buds on it. Leave all of the other foliage on the plant. If other scapes come along, they will bloom just fine on the plant. If the plant is young and only produces one scape, then you will only see the flowers in the vase.

What I meant by far enough along, is that I usually wait until the biggest bud is close to opening, then I cut the scape. The other buds on that scape will continue to bloom, but sometimes the last ones to bloom don't look as good. Change the water in the vase frequently.

If you have any other questions, just ask!
Touch_of_sky on the LA
East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
Jun 6, 2018 10:48 AM CST
thank you for your reply, Touchofsky! I appreciate your help, I have fun gardening, but it often presents itself as a challenge for me.
These instructions step-by-step is exactly what I need! Hurray!
Ok, you mentioned if I have questions... oh boy, you guys don't know what you up for! I do have questions, many, all the time!
how do daylilies propagate? is it an easy process?
Thank You!
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Name: Diana
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ShakespearesGarden
Jun 7, 2018 12:04 AM CST
Luisa, to get more of the same daylily, just wait. In a few years, your small planting will become a clump that you can dig up, wiggle/cut/pull apart. You can replant the fans, sell or give away extras...

To make a brand new daylily, take the pollen from one flower and put it on the pistil (the girly part) of a different flower of the same chromosome count (same ploidy). I think there are some exceptions to the ploidy rule- more experienced folks than I can give more info.

After you pollinate a flower, just wait. A pod should form (the base of the flower will swell) and grow. Once the pod matures (6-8 weeks tops), it'll maybe change colors. It will start to split. Collect the seeds. Dry them for a couple of days. I leave mine on the countertop in the kitchen.

Put your dry seeds in baggie and stick them in the fridge so they will think it's winter (30 days?). Then they will need moist refrigeration. We all have different methods for this. I usually just put one drop of water in the baggie, some folks dampen a small piece of paper towel, even a damp cotton ball might work. Leave them for another 30 days. The cold treatment is called "stratification" and fools the seeds into thinking they've gone through winter/early spring so they will break dormancy and grow. Many seeds will sprout in the fridge.

Plant the babies in some kind of growing medium and make sure they have good lighting. They can stay in little pots or go in the ground. I wouldn't plant seedlings in the ground here after late summer. They need time to grow to make it through the winter. As you're in zone 8, your timing would be different.

Okay gang, what did I forget?
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East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
Jun 7, 2018 5:55 AM CST
Good morning, thank you for your detailed instructions, Diana.
Wow I am amazed at the process of multiplying daylilies!
After the blooming the little swollen pods that appear on the plant, that is the seed pod, I guess, do I wait for those to brown or can I cut them while they are still green on the stem?
Thank you Diana for your input, very helpful indeed.
It seems like when I ask a question, and get the answer, then more questions materialize.... !
Thank you. Thank You!
John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 7, 2018 6:44 AM CST
LuisaC,
I am in your same zone, 8b but still things in Texas and things in Alabama are not exactly on the same schedule, but very close.
I have pods on many of my plants now that I pollinated hoping to create certain traits in the resulting plants. However I also have many pods that the bees or other pollinators are responsible for. So check your plants, you might find that you have "free" pods in the garden. It sounded like from your post that might be the case, "After the blooming the little swollen pods that appear on the plant, that is the seed pod"? I have some plants that must be very attractive to pollinators and also must be very fertile because they make a lot of pods without any assistance from me.
Yes, wait on the pods to have time for the seeds inside to mature, most people wait for the seed pods to not only turn brown and dry but to crack open a little, then you can see inside the pod and get a look at the seeds. If the seeds look black and shiny and fat, they are ripe and ready for the pod to be picked. If you see the pod is going to open up so much the seeds might fall out, go ahead and harvest the pod. Some pods will open very soon after showing the least little crack, others take longer, so you have to keep an eye on them.
Many people do not fool with keeping "bee" pods, others enjoy seeing if mother nature is wiser than they are when making selections. I like to try a few just out of curiosity.
East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
Jun 7, 2018 12:28 PM CST
Thank you Larry!
I now have a better understanding of these plants. This is great learning experience.
Thank you all!
I'm all ears! nodding
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