Daylily Scape Blasting

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Macro picture of Daylily Scape Blasting in my garden

Most people may not be truly aware of what scape blasting is all about and because of this, they definitely are left clueless on what to do when they encounter such conditions 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 conditions 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 on 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 to 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 from different weather conditions. The damaged part is primarily focused on the scape, right at its centre. Most people describe the appearance of the scape blasts as comparable to that of a firecracker that has just exploded. If the damage is too severe, a visible long cut through the scape can also be very visible. You have to be very observant regarding the scape blasts that may already be present in your daylily plants.

How To Deal With The Daylily Scape Blast

You don’t have to worry about this because there are a lot of things that you can do, so that you could, be able to prevent your daylilies from being totally damaged through the scape blasts. First of all, it is very important that you check your daylily plants from time to time to see if there are any damages to them. You should be very observant and inspect every part of the plant to make sure that you can detect any existing or possible problems. Once you are able to detect the scape blast, it would be best to check the severity of the damage. If the damage is not that severe and the scape is not totally detached from the plant, you could still be able to promote healing by splinting the affected area with small sticks and duct tape. If the damage is severe, leading to the rupture of the plant, you can try to treat the affected site with materials that promote quick and effective plant healing. Take it from a daylily grower, daylily scape blasting is not a regular occurrence nor are specific varieties prone to scape blasting, it’s rare amongst my daylilies, only 2 had symptoms of daylily scape blast amongst a few 1000 daylily plants. Here is a photo of one daylily stem with scape blasting. This plant with scape blast continued to flower with no problems to the buds or flowers. These are some of the most important things that you need to remember about the scape blasting in daylilies.

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