Critter tore foliate off new Daylily; will it come back?

jenn(SoCal 9/19)May 18, 2012

A critter that invades our yard at night tore off ALL the stems of a new Daylily 'Bali Watercolor' I just planted last month, including the first new buds!! I feel sick; nothing remains above the soil but my husband (who discovered the carnage) said the bulb is still there.

If I keep it watered, will it grow new leaves?

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It should grow back. I lost what I thought was an entire plant of a seedling I had planned to register this year. I see it has come back with one fan. I'm so sorry to hear of your calamity. Bali Watercolor is so beautiful!


    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 11:40AM
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But don't over could rot it and then it will be gone. Daylilies are beautiful, and they are as tough as they are beautiful. I'm so sorry.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 12:34PM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

Thank you. And of course I meant foliage, not foliate. I'll keep an eye out for new growth and won't over water it.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 12:06AM
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I would also put some kind of little fence around it. In my case it's squirrels, I think, they go after newly planted daylilies, so I now put chicken wire around some.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 1:31PM
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