Mottled daylilies

del_sAugust 13, 2014

We have had a number of daylilies that have opened up nicely but the petals are mottled, not the clear colour that one would normally expect. A few days later the same daylily will be fine and some others might have the discoloration. I had thought that rain might do this, but we have often had dry weather for days around these mottled blooms. Any ideas?

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celeste(zone 4 NH)

I am thinking, thrips? I know I had quite a few do that this year because I had no time to spray and had thrip damage on some, especially the darks. Some blooms were damaged while others opened up perfectly.

Celeste

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 8:07AM
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del_s

Could well be. I looked closer and on some flowers there are tiny elongated black bugs, more on yellow plants than on others. Is that them? Seems some plants are more susceptible than others.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 10:58AM
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