Daylilies forum: Proliferation - what I always wanted to do!

Views: 249, Replies: 8 » Jump to the end
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Sep 11, 2018 10:32 AM CST
I have always wanted to just bend a proliferation over and anchor it into the ground the same way you layer a branch. Finally I found one that worked perfectly - it was long and supple and the ground next to it was a raised bed. I buried it shallowly and put a brick over the stem to hold it down. We will see what we will see!
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
Image
Seedfork
Sep 11, 2018 11:36 AM CST
I have never tried that but it seems like it should work fine to me. Keep us posted.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Sep 11, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Wow, that is a great idea! Definitely let us know how that works out.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Sep 12, 2018 2:50 PM CST
When I have attempted this before, the stalks were too stiff to bend without breaking.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
Image
Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 12, 2018 2:54 PM CST
A reknown hybridizer (can't recall name at the moment) uses potting soil and wrap it around the proliferation until it form a good size root system. I just cut a couple inches below the proliferation dip it in some rooting harmone a plop it in the ground. Mostly by the mother plant. I imagine if it is a proliferation on a two hundred dollars + plant (don't currently have one of those Rolling on the floor laughing ) I would treat it more carefully nodding
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing isn't it ?" Michael Burton
"Be your best you".
[Last edited by Hazelcrestmikeb - Sep 12, 2018 2:55 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1816319 (5)
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Sep 12, 2018 5:39 PM CST
Hazelcrestmikeb said:I imagine if it is a proliferation on a two hundred dollars + plant (don't currently have one of those Rolling on the floor laughing ) I would treat it more carefully nodding


Definitely!!!!!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Image
petruske
Sep 20, 2018 11:03 PM CST
Hazelcrestmikeb said:A reknown hybridizer (can't recall name at the moment) uses potting soil and wrap it around the proliferation until it form a good size root system. I just cut a couple inches below the proliferation dip it in some rooting harmone a plop it in the ground. Mostly by the mother plant. I imagine if it is a proliferation on a two hundred dollars + plant (don't currently have one of those Rolling on the floor laughing ) I would treat it more carefully nodding


What do you suppose they used to "wrap" the potting soil around the proliferation? Shrug! I think I'd like to try that. NOT that I need any more DL's but I like to experiment with things like that.
Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
floota
Sep 21, 2018 4:29 AM CST
I'd think that spagnum moss , the same way you air layer other perennials and shrubs, would work if you keep the moss moist as the roots form. I root proliferations on newer more expensive plants if I want to increase the fans by simply rooting them in water and then replanting beside the mother plant. Have already replanted new fans of GREEN RIBBONS and PEA GREEN WITH ENVY and they are growing. Almost ready to replant 3 fans of prolifs from NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE. About a month ago, there was this HUGE prolif on SPIRAL DISTRACTION. It had produced a scape that bloomed about 6 full sized blooms. I gave that one to a friend who'd come to visit and speak to our club. I feel sure she's rooted it by now, as it's already blooming size. A few weeks ago, I gave some big prolifs to garden visitors. Otherwise, they get composted.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
Image
Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 21, 2018 6:57 AM CST
Sue I believe he used plastic wrap and a tie. I might have read this in the Daylily Journal a few years back.
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing isn't it ?" Michael Burton
"Be your best you".

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Agastache"