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Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Daylily Streak

    One of the most common problems that are observed in daylily plants is the daylily streak. The daylily leaf streak is common among the plants and is known to be brought about by a specific fungus which is the Aureobasidium microstictum. This fungus is also known as Gloeocephalus hemerocalli, Kabatiella microsticta or even the Collecephalus hemerocalli. The characteristic symptoms of this disease include yellow spots. The spots are greatly visible in the upper part of the leaf. Once the condition worsens, the spots will eventually spread into the lower parts of the leaf and eventually covering the entire fan. The Characteristic Symptoms of the Streak Aside from the famous yellow spots, reddish spots may also be evident along the course of the entire leaf. These reddish spots may even look like rusts on the leaves. The only difference is that there are no spores or pustules that you have to wipe from your fingers or a tissue. These signs are greatly evident on the plant that is why you should definitely be able to act on the condition immediately. The damage may usually start on one area, develop to another and eventually join together. It can cause death of the entire plant once the condition is not controlled. The Occurrence of The Daylily Streak Before this disease affects a plant, an injury must be present first. For example, the plant must initially have some pest damage before it could actually be affected by the daylily streak. This means that the plant must be weak first before it can be infected by the fungus. This can be comparable to the disease occurrence in Read More...

  • Daylily Story

    "AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A DAYLILY" Hi I'm Stel, Stella D'Oro to be precise and this is my story……. My ancestors date back to 1977 when Stella D'Oro was first registered. I was born about seven years ago and I carry the name with great pride. I am a daylily, not just any daylily, I am a diploid. My flowers are beautifully fragrant, golden yellow, approximately 2.75 inches wide with a tangerine throat; I am fertile both ways and rebloom constantly. Many have recognised my outstanding abilities and as such my ancestors were awarded by the ‘The American Hemerocallis Society' a ‘Stout Silver Medal' in 1985; this is the highest award a daylily can achieve. It was a cool overcast day and like so many others like me I was placed in a draughty position on a plant stand directly in front of the sliding doors of a Kmart Store. I had been there for a few months and was starting to feel rather depressed and homeless. My first year as an immature fan went quickly and I loved living on the farm but my welcome was soon worn out and I was merely handed over for a pittance, not a second thought about my feelings. How would you like to be dug up, trimmed, suffering from dehydration, left to lie out in the sun until someone remembers to pick you up and take care of you? I thought I was going to be planted out somewhere or potted up but no I was placed in a bag with a label stuck on the front of me. How long did they think I wanted to live on the shelf for? Just because I am a dormant daylily doesn't mean to say I don't want to have a sense of belonging and a place to live. The other Read More...

  • Daylily Spring Sickness

    Have you ever asked the question, “What is daylily spring sickness?” Well, a lot of people may not be aware of the fact, regarding a dangerous plant disease known as daylily spring sickness. If you have daylilies, it is important that you become aware of this emerging disease that can be of great threat to the growth of your plants. Once you know what daylily spring sickness is, you can effectively know how to diagnose whether your plant has one and you can definitely be guided accordingly on how to treat such condition. Knowing More About Daylily Spring Sickness From the name itself Daylily Spring Sickness is a disease of the specific plant species known as the daylilies. This disease commonly starts by affecting the growing shoots of the daylilies. This disease is usually evident right after the winter season. First of all, only about one to two of the fans in a clump will be affected. Eventually, if the disease remains untreated, it will affect the entire clump. The entire clump will grow sideways while the leaves will start forming brown holes and jagged edges as the condition continues to get worse. Most of the plants affected may not even continue to grow and remain stunted through time. What Causes the Daylily Spring Sickness? Most people may not actually be aware of the causes of this daylily plant disease. Several studies and researches have actually been conducted in order to figure out the main causes of the daylily spring sickness. Bulb Mites One of the most common associated causes of spring sickness in daylilies is the bulb mite. Bulb mites are four Read More...

  • Daylily Scape Blasting

    Most people may not be truly aware what scape blasting is all about and because of this, they definitely are left clueless on what to do when they encounter such condition for their plants. It is important that the people are made aware regarding scape blasting. This will make them more prepared and equipped regarding how to deal with such condition for their daylilies. If they are not able to act on scape blasting immediately, the detachment of some parts of the plant leading to total damage can definitely be possible. If you want to be able to maintain your daylilies properly, you should be able to protect them against scape blasting. Understanding Scape Blasting Scape Blasting happens due to some undesirable conditions which have a significant effect to the daylilies. First of all, when the daylilies are fertilised and eventually, they are accidentally exposed to heavy rain, scape blasting could definitely be possible. Aside from this, sudden weather changes like heavy rain followed by sudden drought and vice versa, can also definitely cause the blasting of the scapes. The scapes of the plant end up blasting, bursting or even splitting because of the unwanted and intense pressure in which the plant is exposed to. When the pressure becomes too unbearable, the scapes may totally detach from the entire plant causing significant and irreversible damage. The blasting is associated with the precipitation brought about by moisture changes resulted by different weather conditions. The damaged is primarily focused on the scape, right at its centre. Most people describe the appea Read More...

  • Daylily Rust - Prevention & Eradication of Daylily Rust

    Some years ago if I was asked, if I knew of any Daylily problem diseases that affected daylilies, I would have answered, daylilies don’t have many pests and diseases. Daylilies are still pest and disease free depending upon where you live. Daylilies can have many different diseases like daylily crown rot, daylily spring sickness, daylily leaf streak, daylily root rot, daylily streak, daylily mustard seed fungus and daylily scape blasting. We will have a look at all these daylily diseases, but everybody talks about daylily rust the most this seems to be the biggest concern. We will have a closer look into daylily rust: An emerging and alarming daylily plant disease with frequently asked questions and answers. Where is Daylily Rust on Plants? Daylily rust grows and usually appears on the leaves of daylily plants. First of all, the daylily rust will start to appear on the upper part of the surfaces of the leaves. Eventually, this rust will continue to expand and even reach the lower surfaces of the entire leaves once not treated immediately. What Does Daylily Rust Look Like? Daylily rust actually starts as small spots having a noticeable yellow color which can be easily found on the surface of the leaves. These small spots, once expanding, can further appear as pustules or elevated round spots on the leaves. Colors may range from being plain yellow at the beginning to light orange and even rust like brown daylily leaves as the condition becomes greatly severe. What Happens To Plants With Daylily Rust? The initial effect of the daylily rust to plants is the damage in the Read More...

  • Daylily Root Rot

    One of the most common diseases affecting the daylily plant is the daylily root rot. It is very essential for every plant owner to be able to monitor the condition of their daylilies from time to time. By doing this, they are able to prevent plant diseases and even detect some as early as possible. The most popular symptom associated with daylily root rot is the distinctive change in color of certain parts of the said plant. Usually there is a rapid yellowish change in color of the foliage. Aside from that, the flower buds may also end up falling or dropping from the plant. The leaves also have a change in color from natural green to yellow, right from the tip up to the bottom part. There may be no spots or any streak on it aside from the color change. Most of the time, not only one leaf, but the entire clump of the plant may be definitely affected. How To Prevent Daylily Rot One of the most important things that you need to prevent the existence of daylily rot in plants is regular monitoring. The plant owners should check every part of the plant from time to time and make sure if it is free from any signs of the daylily rot. Close examination is always necessary for proper prevention of the said plant disease. The Causes of the Daylily Rot Bacterial Cause Daylily Rot can be associated with several causes. First of all, one of the most common causes of such plant disease is bacteria. This condition is primarily known as the bacterial soft rot. This affects the plants by entering through natural openings or even through some damages in different parts of the daylily. If t Read More...

  • Daylily Propagation Methods

    If you really want to grow a huge number of daylilies, you should definitely understand how to follow different daylily propagation methods. Some of the best methods that you can try to learn are dividing, seed propagation,  proliferation and tissue culture. The methods in the propagation of daylilies can be divided into two methods which are the sexual and asexual or what is also known as vegetative method.  In the asexual or vegetative method, the new plants grown is considered as identical to the parent plant. On the other hand, sexual method involves the combination of the genes of two parent plant which can be evident in the new plant grown. Division  The first method of propagation of the daylily plant is the process known as division. This is considered to be the easiest way and most natural way to grow daylilies. This is also a common method because this is something that is needed to be done through time as the clumps of daylilies eventually form.  If you are not able to divide the clumped daylilies through time, they would be able to produce lesser flowers and they would look less attractive. Dividing the clumped daylilies through time should definitely be done. The best time for you to be able to divide your daylilies is during the earlier parts of autumn. It would often also include the later parts of the summer time as well. You have to make sure that when you divide them, you will clearly be able to see the fans so that you can do the procedure properly. It would also be best to divide them once the sprouts have already appeared. It is highly recomme Read More...

  • Daylily Pests

    There are a lot of daylily pests that can cause different damages to the plant. You should definitely be aware of their existence and make sure that you take proper action to eliminate them immediately. Common Daylily Pests Some of the most common daylily pests include aphids, spider mites, thrip, slugs and even snails. Each pest has their specific characteristics that most people should properly recognise. Aphids The aphids are described to be small soft bodied type of pests. They are usually measuring about one tenth inch and they belong to the family of insects known as the Aphididae. The specific aphid that affects the daylilies is known as the Myzushemerocallis. This specific aphid has a distinct light green shade. They usually attack the daylilies in colonies and feed on different parts of the plant, primarily the leaves. They do not only eat the plant parts but they also suck their nutrients. Once the aphids are attacking the plant, you can see tiny white bugs on daylilies, the white marks on the leaves or white spots on the daylilies can be seen while present on the contour of the leaves. Sticky substances can also be seen and felt, covering the plant. These substances are known as honeydew. Some of these aphids on daylilies are winged while others are not. They grow in different kinds of weather conditions primarily in mild weather and even in warm temperatures. Sometimes ants can bring aphids into your garden so if you can control the ants this will get rid of the aphids. For you to be able to effectively control this type of pest, you can use insecticidal spr Read More...

  • Daylily Mustard Seed Fungus

    One of the reasons why daylilies are favoured among a huge number of gardening enthusiasts, landscapers and professional horticulturalists, is their great variety of shapes and colours of their beautiful flowers. In addition that, daylilies are also popular among these people because they can to be free of diseases and pests if they are grown in quality soil. The soil should contain plenty of balanced nutrients, with sufficient oxygen and water and you will get less diseases happening to your daylilies. The more time you put into your garden soil adding fully decomposed organic materials, the less pests and diseases the daylily will draw in. However, these captivating flowering plants do have diseases and pests from time to time. While daylily rust is one of the diseases that has been rapidly spreading and infecting daylilies across many parts of the country. There are other diseases that people do not know much about. One such disease is daylily mustard seed fungus. What is it? If you have never heard of daylily mustard seed fungus, the question that is ringing in your mind right now is what is daylily mustard seed fungus? Daylily mustard seed fungus is a fungal infection. It is normally found close to the crown of the daylily plant. It establishes itself as a mass of white cotton-like threads or sheets. This is often followed by tiny brown or black spores on the leaves. The size of the brown or black spores are the size of mustard seeds, hense the name of the disease. In some instances, the leaves of the plant will turn completely yellow. Contributing Factors As ear Read More...

  • Daylily Crown Rot

    One of the most dangerous problems that daylilies can have is the daylily rot. Most people may not be aware about it, but if left untreated it causes great damage to the entire plant. Several researches actually relate the cause of this plant disease to different microorganisms like fungus, bacteria and even some nematodes. These microorganisms are said to be naturally present in the soil in different parts of the world. These are said to be more common is southern parts of the world. The Occurrence of the Disease Some experiments are actually conducted to test the occurrence of the said plant disease. Some researchers have tried to inoculate a part of an infected plant with a healthy one to see if the said disease can be contagious. After such test, it is found out that the healthy plant is not able to acquire the disease from the infected plant after inoculation. This means that the daylily has the natural ability to resist and fight against such disease. Factors Affecting the Occurrence of the Disease It is believed though that once the plant is subjected to stressful environment and situation, it becomes more prone to the rot and it eventually acquires the said disease. Stressful environments for the daylilies are brought about by different factors which include temperature, moisture, together with the presence of weeds and insects. Increasingly high temperatures are too much for the plant to handle and it can definitely make it more prone to having daylily rot. Aside from this, lack of proper moisture can also predispose the plant to the said condition. Presence of w Read More...

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