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  • 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...

  • Daylilies Cutting Foliage Back

    Daylilies the Hemerocallis species grow to be frost resistant and reasonably drought tolerant, and the foliage should withstand frosts and snow in the winter. They are a good choice for low-maintenance gardens. Even though these plants offer easy care, it is necessary to know how to maintain healthy daylilies. Many people tend to cut back the daylilies foliage once the plants have finished flowering, but this will harm the flowering of the plants, while it is best to let the leaves die back naturally on their own and refrain from cutting the greenery after the daylily flowers have faded. Here are the guidelines on cutting back the foliage as well as pulling out the old dry stems and old dry leaves all summer. Keeping up the maintenance that daylilies deserve so that the daylily will remain in your garden to make multiple divisions for many years. Do you Cut Back Daylily Leaves after Flowering? There are many benefits to trimming back daylilies, the trick is knowing when to trim back the foliage of a daylily. It is best not to cut the foliage of the daylilies just after they bloom however, you can cut the long flowering stalk called scapes after the flowering stops in the clump. But do not try and pull the old flower stems from the crown while they are green, otherwise you will damage the crown tissue. It is best to take off the flower stalk only when it is brown and comes away easily from the crown. Pull off any dead leaves so they are removed completely. If you want to gather some seeds you can consider leaving some stalks with seedpods to mature, and wait till the seedpo Read More...

  • How to grow daylilies

    Daylilies are herbaceous perennial plants and will flower between October to December in Australia. In mild climates and depending on the variety (cultivar) daylilies can flower spasmodically all year round. They can be planted any time of the year but if planted out in summer grow them in a pot first so that they can be protected from the harsh summer sun until they get established. Your daylilies will arrive bare-rooted. When they arrive trim the leaves about 1-2 inches. Soak the plants for several hours or overnight in water or in a weak solution of seaweed emulsion i.e. Seasol with just enough water to cover the roots. This enables the roots to rehydrate. Try to plant out your daylilies as soon as you can as they are a perennial plant and don’t like being left to dry out completely or left soaking in water. Daylilies should be planted 12 to 24 inches apart allowing room for air movement and growth. Your new daylily looks tiny but in a couple of years it will easily fill that area. Of course some daylilies are more vigorous than others. Take note when planting of the height scape and flower size as this is a good indication of how large the plant will grow. You do not want to overcrowd or shadow small sized daylilies. A minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight is required to produce good flowering. Light shade during the hottest part of the day keeps the flowers fresh. Daylilies should not be planted near trees and shrubs that are likely to compete for moisture and nutrients. Prepare the garden bed by toiling over the soil and adding organic matter such as manures Read More...

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