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haxuan(Vietnam)March 25, 2011

Annette, one of the daylily seedlings from you seeds, is spiking.

I'm so eagerly waiting to see the blooms.

Thanks for all this, my friend :-)

Xuan

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Your most welcome Xuan, I feel like an expectant grandmother waiting for the grand event :).

Annette

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 11:33AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

It's going to be interesting too see what Xuan gets out of the seed I sent her. I don't have any really special daylilies but I gathered seed pods from these daylilies, we know who the moms are but only the bees know who poppa is :).

First row, Siloam Prissy, Chicago Apache,
Second row, Little Greenie, Ury Winniford,
Third row, Hamlet, Siloam Merle Kent,

Fingers crossed there will be at least one or two keepers in the lot.

Annette

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 12:16PM
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schoolhouse_gw

How exciting to know your daylily offspring will be growing in Vietnam. Good luck Xuan, the plant sure looks healthy.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 12:29PM
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haxuan(Vietnam)

I'm so excited for this. I have survisors from 5 out of these 6, Annette. I did have name tags for them, too, but... the ink faded, so I'm now in the dark :-(

Thanks for the photos. I've clipped your post to compare blooms when they open.

Xuan

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 9:40PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

Xuan, how long has it taken to get a flower from seed? I've never tried daylilies from seed before. I hope you'll post a follow-up when it opens up!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 4:00PM
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haxuan(Vietnam)

thyme: I got the seeds from Annette around end of 2008. I sow the seeds following the method "Daylilies on the rock" and got very good germination soon after that.

I should have planted the seedlings out to the garden in Summer 2009 but I was reluctant to do so as the seedlings looked small. Then I waited until Summer 2010 and now one of the seedlings is scaping.

By my calculation, it all takes around 2.5 years for first blooms in my weather, which is constantly around 80oF year round.

I sure will update with photos when the buds open.

Xuan

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 10:21PM
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memo(Zone 4B Nebraska)

Wow! This will be fun to watch. Nice to see you Xuan :)

MeMo

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 5:29AM
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