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Leaves sprouting from flower stalk?

Posted by Statuelady New York (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 26, 12 at 15:12

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.


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RE: Leaves sprouting from flower stalk?

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


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RE: Leaves sprouting from flower stalk?

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.


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RE: Leaves sprouting from flower stalk?

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
Charlie


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