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Hemerocallis question: please can anyone advise me what to do with these new 'plantlets' which have appeared on the (now dead) flower stalks?
There are several on each plant and they all look very healthy,not grown these before so any help welcome!
Thanks in advance, j


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Nothing ventured, nothing gained. As the " mother " plants should be cut down close to ground level after flowering. I would try potting these up, i would reduce their leaves by two thirds water little , often and hope.

I do not know if that is the thing to do, but I would unless told different.

25 Aug, 2011

 

I dont cut mine down at all as some of mine a semi evergreen. The dead foliage is easily pulled away in spring. the foliage provides winter protection too.
in the past I have planted these 'plantlets' straight into pots of good compost. I usually cut about 1/2" below the plantlet and keep them on the dry side of damp [if that makes sense] so roots are encouraged to grow. They are fully hardy so I leave mine down the side of the green house or in the cold frame if I have space.

one of the plantlets has a brown swelling visible in the photo, thats the new root forming. They should all take. so enjoy plants for free.

25 Aug, 2011

 

Mine haven't produced any plantlets - do all the varieties do it, or am I not doing something I should?

25 Aug, 2011

 

Some kinds produce more than others, Steragram, but it is still something considered a bit unusual. Higher nitrogen levels result in more plantlets, as does hot, humid weather.

25 Aug, 2011

 

Hey, thanx all..knew I'd find an answer from some of you on this site, cheers!! j :-)

26 Aug, 2011

 

Mine did this a couple of years ago. I just took them off, potted them into 5" pots, watered them and put them in a sheltered spot until they had rooted then planted them out. I did nothing special and they all grew into nice new plants which flowered the following year.

26 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Tug, that explains it - no high nitrogen and cool weather!

26 Aug, 2011

 

Throw on that Icelandic sweater, and enjoy it, Steragram! : D

26 Aug, 2011

 

I'd better tell the day lilies the same thing!

27 Aug, 2011

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