Can an overbred seedling rebound?
I grew a Pink Stripes x Spirit of Sapelo seedling a few years ago that was phenomenal, 9 1/4 inch flowers, 30 inch scape, 37 buds on one cape and 22 on another. I made about 30 crosses on that plant its maiden bloom not understanding that I was sapping the energy out of the plant. The next year I couldn't even find it at first, I dug around in the general vicinity and found a grasslike leaf completely overwhelmed by its siblings, I transplanted it to another nursery bed. A few years later the plant now throws up one 20 inch scape with 10 buds. I know this bed is not as nice as the original one but other daylilies in this bed are doing just fine. I have another bed that is my nicest soil but I have boldly colored lilies in that area and don't know if that light pink would fit in. It would be worth it if I could get the plant to rebound. Is there a chance this plant could regain it's original splendor or should I chalk it up to experience and an expensive lesson learned?
(edited to add picture and to fix stats, I was a bit off!)
This post was edited by jeanne on Sat, Feb 22, 14 at 9:35