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2 4 D in daylily beds

Posted by tarheel336 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 8, 12 at 17:54

I have been reading you can spray 2 4 D in daylily beds without harming them because they are in the grass and corn families.Does anyone know for sure if it is true.It would save a lot of back breaking work if it is.


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RE: 2 4 D in daylily beds

Yes, I have sprayed this on my daylilies. It's not for the faint hearted. Early in the spring it will make the foliage somewhat twist sideways and will scare you to death that you've done something very, very wrong. In about 2-3 weeks they grow out of it and you can't tell there was anything different about them.

DO NOT spray when the plants are forming scapes. If you do they will twist and corkscrew.

I also wouldn't spray around any plant that is stressed. Don't know that it would hurt it but if the plant is already stressed why stress it more.

I use 1 ounce per gallon of water. I also use some detergent as a surfactant if I don't have any. DO NOT use Dawn bacterial liquid. I've heard the outcome is not good.

Also--BE CAREFUL of spray drift. That's part of the reason you'll want a surfactant. This spray I don't think is as volutile as it used to be but you don't want to spray and find out you've killed something 4-5 ft. or more downwind from where you're spraying.

Hope I haven't scared you to death but I want to make you aware of the possibilities if you choose to use it.


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