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Daylilies take time to grow Natalie. We all start out with little single or double fans and in a few years it's amazing what happens. Don't be in too big a hurry to divide what you have when it is only 3 or 4 fans. Often this results in one or 2 fans being damaged and the left overs are set back. Just plant them and let them mature. Soon you'll have lots of color in your garden.
lincolnitess wrote:Daylilies take time to grow Natalie. We all start out with little single or double fans and in a few years it's amazing what happens. Don't be in too big a hurry to divide what you have when it is only 3 or 4 fans. Often this results in one or 2 fans being damaged and the left overs are set back. Just plant them and let them mature. Soon you'll have lots of color in your garden.
That is such basic but great advice! i know I have set a lot of mine back because I have divided to soon or keep moving them. I am now trying to make sure I plant them where they can stay for awhile undisturbed!
Here's a shot of what bloomed this morning! It's nothing compared to the photos on here, but I'm happy to see all the pretty blooms! I also need to pull up the dried out tulips! I left them to remind me where they were but it's time for them to go!
DitchLily, I expect the garden to be busting open in a few days! I've got lots of buds that are getting close to being open, but on others, the scapes are just now starting to grow. We've had a cold and wet Spring this year so it's getting off to a very slow start! I planted a lot of these in late October and they look really healthy, but a lot of the fans have brown on them because they never did die down all the way during winter. They'll look much better next year, but I've been thrilled with almost everything that has bloomed so far! If they get better the second year, I'm in for a shock because some of them are stunning! I'll post a few pics in a minute.
Thanks Rebloomnut. Color is not exactly right with my camera. It is more of a coral/pink, not a pink/pink. It is a very nice flower, only has a low bud count. Nevertheless, I am keeping it because it is gorgeous in a clump.
I just love INDIAN GIVER. I have it, but it has never done really well for me. First I had it in a very dry spot. About 2 years ago I made a new bed and moved it there. Looking better this year, finally, and hopefully by next year it will be a good sized clump.
I can't find Little Red dazzler anywhere on google except for daves garden. Could it maybe be Little Fat Dazzler?
About not moving DLs too soon: I think the problem is not the dividing, which has a very healthy effect on them - the more room to grow, the more they grow. It's just the mass effect of one or two fans here and there vs a clump of 20 or so. What I like to do is space each fan several inches apart, which gives room to grow and at the same time gives the appearance of a larger clump.
Abnormal development from a single growing point (meristem), most commonly resulting in a flattened, wider than normal stem (scape), often with more than the expected number of flowers. In appearance, fasciation may give the impression of multiple fused stems.
There are several proposed causes, including mechanical injury and pests or diseases, along with environmental factors. A plant that produces a fasciated stem will not usually do so again in the following growing season.
That would explain the many buds and the fact that the scape looks a bit wider and more flattened than the other scape in the clump.
DitchLily, too bad it's probably a fasciated scape. I've never heard of that until today, and both you and Mike posted pictures of it! If it's from a bug, then I'd rather not have it! If it's from a mechanical injury, I'll try throwing a mechanic at my plants! Enjoy it while it lasts!
I really love Lilting Belle! Actually, I love all of them! I have some nice sized clumps but still haven't had them all blooming at the same time! Please keep posting pictures because I know we all love them!
Here are the stats on the pending PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS, which was hybridized by my late mother, Beryl Foster, who was a lifetime member of the AHS and New England Daylily Society (NEDS). If I can get the registration completed this year I will offer it for sale by next spring, probably for about $20 per fan. Supply is limited, as it's not a fast increaser. I'm also not asking a lot, as it's not cutting edge and does not have a high bud count. The cross is (MULBERRY CROWN X UNKNOWN), midseason, dor, tet, ext, 33" high, 6" dia. Cinnamon with darker eye and a gold throat.
licolnitess, my mother never did get the chance to register any of her seedlings. PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS will be the first of hers that I register. Maybe I'll get a few more registered this year, also. We'll see.
gingerjar, my ORCHID CORSAGE has not started yet.
irisluvr0225, how about El Desperado, too. This year I got BANDITO ROJO (red bandit), and I just love it! There's also one called LAW AND ORDER and LAWLESS WOMAN.
According to Tinkers, there are 35 daylilies with bandit in the name.
3 with thieves...Forty Thieves, Police and Thieves, Prince of Thieves.
Police: Fashion Police, Gerry Police and Police & Thieves.
Outlaw: Outlaw, Outlaw Blues
Law: Law and Order, Civil Law, Lemon Law, Murphy's Law, Spartan Law
Rockin in the Jailhouse, Fortune Jailer, and Marshal Dillon (this one I bought already :)
Canadian Border Patrol, Canadian Mountie, Border Patrol
Lullaby of Guns, Northeast Top Gun, Shot Gun Wedding, Smoking Gun, Son of a Gun, Top Gun, Under the Gun
Trooper, Little Trooper, Star Trooper, Starship Trooper
Prime Suspect, Double Agent, Secret Agent Babe...must find this one!
Geez, I've filled up the next door neighbor's yard now!
Oh I have to quit coming here. Every day I see DLs that I just Have To Have, and then I Have to find a good price for them on google, and then I just Have to click on the little paypal button, and well...if you don't hear from me for awhile you will know that my good sense and discipline has taken over.
Old fashioned Cottage daylily clump. I was not real impressed with this one last year, but this year it is astounding. This clump has been blooming since early July, with no signs of slowing down. Not a fancy bloom, but it is measuring at 40+ inch scapes and average 6 inch blooms - not bad for a nature hybridized, old cultivar.
And yes, the red one in the back is Charles Johnson - it too, is still blooming for almost 4 weeks now - although it was just planted last year, and will be moved in FRONT of this cottage one, once it quits showing off.
My sisters & I own a cottage on the Allegheny River in western PA, of which a small section of it was a previous daylily farm in the 60's. Currently these DL have been self hybridizing for decades, and growing well in the woods that has sprung up around them. Since we have been paying some attention to them recently by getting some of the brambles out (too large a job for a cottage to do any more than that), they have done much better. I dug this clump up 3 years ago in October, not knowing anything about it, and transplanted it here to Wisconsin. It took a long time to come into it's own, but I am really pleased with the plant habit. Sure, the color isn't spectacular by today's standards, but the blooms are going nonstop, even with the icky weather we have had - the cold wet spring and now the hot dry summer. It is almost certainly a diploid.~Jan