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Daylilies: Sammy Russell problems

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9235702

i have several large clumps and not one bloom last summer or this summer. is it time to yank them? the foliage is green, lush and healthy. i haven't over-fed, no insect damage...what's wrong with them? they are taking up precious space so i don't mind if they go but they used to be so pretty...sigh.

thank you!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9235767

After time the crown gets too deep. If that happens they won't bloom. The fact that the clump is large could be the problem too. I would dig the clump and separate it and then replant so that the crown is above the soil. Only the roots should be underground.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9235809

thank you SO much. i wondered if dividing would help and was actually going to title this thread, "why divide?"...so you've answered that question. i didn't know about the crown getting too deep over time but i'm sure that has happened as well.

thank you again for your quick and informative answer!
tink3472
(Michele) Cantonment, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9236060

I actually had SAMMY RUSSELL and it had only one bloom the whole time I had it (2 seasons). It wasn't too deep or too big of a clump, it left my garden.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9236068

the first couple of seasons, it was just fabulous...big, tall blooms that went from late june till frost.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2012
5:04 AM

Post #9236450

Also, it may not be getting enough sun. Do you have it in a sunny location??

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9236492

total, all day sun.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9236564

Ok, so that isn't the problem.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9236649

this picture was taken june/09. they bloomed in 2010 too and since then, nothing.

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