February and March Daylily care in the South??

ruthzFebruary 6, 2013

When do you start, how often and what product do you use to spray for thrips?

Most of my daylilies are evergreen. Is there anything else I should be doing now?
Last year I ended up cutting them all down to soil level due to something all over foliage. Looked like white sawdust. I first tried blasting them with the water hose and insecticidal soap, but it didn't get rid of them. Aphids maybe?

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dementieva(Zone 9 - Houston)

Yes, the white debris is from aphids. You don't have to cut them if they have aphids. There are various ways to get rid of the bugs. The white stuff looks ugly, but it shouldn't cause any damage. I think it's just their shed skins.

Nate

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 7:05PM
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beachlily z9a

Last year I did my strong fertilizing on 1/29. Usually it's done in mid February. I'll do it next week I think. I use 6-6-6 plus a 9 month fertilizer plus a 3-mo palm fertilizer and whatever else I have on hand. This year I sported for a fertilizer that the pros use called MicroMax (expensive). It goes on 2 TBS per pot or per plant so that one will go on first. This big fertilization is meant to fulfill the needs of daylilies up to 9 mos.--Oct of this year when the weather cools down. I do it every year! The daylilies thrive and bloom from March or April through Sept. with this treatment. I've been spraying every 7 days for rust. I ran out of NickelPlus and may have to purchase it again. I baby those plants because I absolutely love their blooms. They are big a bold right now. Bloom season isn't far off!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 10:44PM
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