Can anyone tell me how common it is for leaves to sprout from old flower stalks as shown in this picture? Is it genetic or caused by the environment? I don't recall seeing this on this daylily or any other before.
Lucky you! Those are proliferations. You can grow those to produce even more daylilies. A quick google search can show you how to do that. Candy
Proliferations. I like that term. Thanks for the information, Candy. I figured they were splitable kind of like a spider plant but had never seen them before.
If I find them when in bloom,I try to set a pod on the scape
This will keep the prolif growing and maturing as long as the scape is green
I air layer the profif on expensive cultivars after setting pods.
Some growers use Dap paste to cause prolifs