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Re: Daylily genes


I would guess you're right. According to MOBOT, my H. 'CR' is a tetraploid, though I've never observed a rebloom as is mentioned at that site. If there are awards for vigor Crown Royal deserves some mention. I took out only the 2 slightly bigger clumps of the 8 and got 18 pots from them - 7 two gallon, 10 one gallon and one extra large in a 10 inch basket pot. A few had single fans but most were multiples.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2008 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Daylily genes


Not an expert, but I have a lot of varieties. I've noticed that they
multiply at widely different rates. Some of it may be location, but I think
it's mostly genetic. One of the things awards are based on is vigor, or
that's what I remember from my reading.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2008 11:50 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Daylily genes


Some of you are experts on Hemerocallis - Chris in LI and I think Auralie
knows a thing or two.  Anyone have a good answer for this?

I have about 12 named cultivars (though a few have lost their names) of
daylilies.  All are dormant growers.  A few are new so I can't say much
about their growth habits, but of the others, most seem to be somewhat
slow-growing to me. They might put on a new fan, occasionally two each
year. By contrast H. 'Crown Royal' must be divided every third year and
then it takes all manner of tools to pry them apart; it's that vigorous.
I'll replant 8 again, but I'll have filled 30 pots.

Is it in the plant's genes?  What makes one grow so much more vigorously?
Though they grow in different spots, I beleive they all get similar, soil,
sun, moisture, & fertilizer conditions.

I am familiar with the difference of Stella d'Oro, but none of these
daylilies seem to be of that type.

Does anyone know of a way I can beef up the other hems more quickly?

Thanks


Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
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