Re: daylilies (repeat blooming) and a bit more.............

"Barbara Yanus" wrote so nicely........
I have four of the ones you mentioned. When I purchased them, I had no idea that they would be rebloomers....
Will removing the seed pods help them to bloom a second time?
Ceroid remarked quite pleasantly: Not unless they are a repeat blooming cultivar such as 'Stella d'Oro', 'Happy Returns', 'Bitsy', 'Yellow Lollipop' or 'Pardon Me'.
And Madgardener jumped in with her nickel's worth..........."I have Jackson Perkin's patented "Supreme Stella d'Oro" and "Supreme Stella Ruby", Happy Returns, Butterscotch Ruffles and Crimson Pirate, all which are repeat bloomers, but BUT here's something I was TOTALLY unaware of that they did......( this is either because of working at Lowe's outside lawn and garden center and because we're on a watering regiment, the recent heat AND humidity, these particular rebloomers or all of the above. I came to work three days ago and noticed on the table where these towering daylilies are sitting in full blazing sun that they were almost at the "we've got to reduce them because they've started setting seed (of which I snap the pods off when I get the opportunity, but I am usually busy watering and waiting on customers and answering questions) and on over one half of the stems halfway up was what looked like a downward leaf and some leaves going upwards. But upon closer inspection, I was shocked and amazed and pleased to see that this was no mere leaf or leaves rising upwards on the stem.......these were actual PLANTS growing on the stems. The one that made me laugh outloud was the Jackson and Perkin's patented Ruby After looking at each little plantlet, I discovered like the larger reblooming daylilies next to them that weren't patented, these Ruby's had little individual plantlets with a large root emerging just under the protective sheath of the leaf that was growing downward. When the roots were ample size, the leaf started to wither and brown and came off easily. I sold about six of the large daylilies, and two of the Ruby's before I did a little "excising surgery" on a few of the plants stems............LOL. There are plenty more like this, but I carefully wrapped them up in a damp paper towel, inside a plastic bag until I got them home and I poked holes into rich soil and plugged each cut stem and baby plant into a pot. The little Ruby's even had miniature bloom pods on them, they might not bloom since I've removed them from their parent, but we'll see. I'll keep you informed of this experiment. Anyone else have this phenomenon occure on daylilies? madgardener, who has two days off from work after heat stroke and tearing the left rotor cup muscle yesterday moving crape myrtles (these aren't days given due to the heat stroke, which is the second time in three days, no, these are my two days off this week......I will have to heal while I can and take more gatoraid to work with my sweet iced tea or suffer dire consequences next time, it's going to be hotter this week) up on the raucous ridge where the cicada's (or catydids, you choose) are so loud you can hear them thru the window's, back in fairy holler, overlooking a hazy blue English Mountain under twinkly stars overhead, in Eastern Tennessee, zone 7, Sunset zone 36
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Should the seed pods that develop on daylilies be removed? for repeat bloom? TIA, Judy ((.)) '))
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seed pods should be removed unless you're cross breeding daylilies. And only repeat bloomers will rebloom, but removing seed pods will insure stronger rhizomes in the plants. "maddie"
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