Blooms Affected by Early Bloom Season
I really thought that with the bloom season starting about three weeks early that it would be a good year for daylilies. However, here in southern Indiana we had several 90 degree weather days in May and now the weather is more springlike and the daylilies seem to be affected.
Smaller, less vivid coloring, half-opened, and some blotchiness.
I was just wondering if anyone else had this same problem this year since it has been such a weird spring. I haven't looked yet, but I am wondering if it was just the daylilies hybridized in the warmer climates that I'm having the problem with.
I haven't been taking as many pictures because there have been so many bad blooms, but here are a couple of the "problems" that I've had:
Electric Marmalade Magic. The blooms were not open one day, and then the next they looked like this. This was a couple of days after a couple of cool days and cooler nights.
Early Fragrance usually looks so much better.
On May 28th, it looked like this:
On June 3rd, it looked like this. I've had several daylilies do this.
On a good note, I have had some nice blooms on some:
Yellow Ducky. I won this in the DESI club auction last year and my one fan has bloomed fantastically. I'm going to love this one.
Here's hoping for rebloom since it was an early season, but will have to wait and see.