Breaking off scapes on new arrivals
Last year I broke off all the scapes on the new daylilies that either arrived with scapes attached or sent them up soon after.
But then most of the plants didn't bloom later that summer.
So this year, if the plant seems to be settling in, I'm letting them send up scapes as soon as two weeks after planting. One very expensive plant only had one bud open, the second bud is turning yellow and will soon fall off, but I got great fluffy pollen from the one flower to save for later this season.
Any thoughts? Experiences? I hate to miss a year of hybridizing when the newer plants cost so much money.