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Author Topic: Growing Daylilies from Seed  (Read 6297 times)

Guff

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2023, 07:51:54 PM »
6 hrs of darkness would probably help them grow better overall.  I have always grown seedlings under 24/7 and they have grown well. Read years ago, as long as you keep the total amount of light they received in a 24hrs period, below a certain amount, they can be grown 24/7. It's when you give them over the amount that the plants can use in 24hrs period is when it becomes a problem.

In the Fall when I get more lights, will invest in a timer.

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2023, 04:00:20 PM »
Impressed with the Led light for growing daylilies.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2023, 04:04:50 PM by Guff »

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2023, 03:11:35 AM »
Impressed with the Led light for growing daylilies.

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I have been propagating over 70 species in over 30 genera under LED grow lights very successfully over the last 18-20 months.
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Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

Guff

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2023, 10:29:04 PM »
Marc, nice

Which brand of LED?

Next light I'm getting is either VIPARSPECTRA XS1500, or I'm going to buy LED DIY kit and parts and put together.  Was going to buy a couple more of the xs1000, but the 2023 model uses a cheaper driver and it's only 100, the xs1000 that I have has a 150 driver.

VIPARSPECTRA XS1500
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CH9DSSB/

Led DIY kits
https://cobkits.com/

Would buy the Diablo Quantum Board or the QB288 Quantum Board and put together. Alittle more expensive, but HLG Boards use the best LED's and have better light spectrum.
http://cobkits.com/product-category/pcbs/quantum-boards/

Light spectrum

VIPARSPECTRA


QB288 Quantum Board V2 RSpec


QB288 Quantum Board V2 BSpec


HLG Samsung QB 648 Diablo
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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2023, 03:41:12 AM »
Marc, nice

Which brand of LED?

Next light I'm getting is either VIPARSPECTRA XS1500, or I'm going to buy LED DIY kit and parts and put together.  Was going to buy a couple more of the xs1000, but the 2023 model uses a cheaper driver and it's only 100, the xs1000 that I have has a 150 driver.

VIPARSPECTRA XS1500
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CH9DSSB/

Led DIY kits
https://cobkits.com/

Would buy the Diablo Quantum Board or the QB288 Quantum Board and put together. Alittle more expensive, but HLG Boards use the best LED's and have better light spectrum.
http://cobkits.com/product-category/pcbs/quantum-boards/

Light spectrum

VIPARSPECTRA
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QB288 Quantum Board V2 RSpec
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QB288 Quantum Board V2 BSpec
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HLG Samsung QB 648 Diablo
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Guff,

I never paid attention to the brand. It is the 'Ballast Bypass' LED growlight  sold by Home Depot in old flourescent fixtures.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2023, 12:44:23 AM »
Led light has been at 100% for a couple weeks. Probably going to have to trim the leaves up again, was hoping I wouldn't have too. Hopefully, the weather is decent middle/late April and can plant them out.






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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2023, 11:42:25 PM »
Trimmed the leaves. A couple weeks ago, started 5 seeds, and put them into 12 oz cups.

I would need 3 or 4 more lights to do 150 seedlings starting them in cups. The two tubs of daylilies take up about 2ft by 2ft space and have around 135 seedlings.......




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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2023, 08:39:24 PM »
Trimmed the leaves.








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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2023, 04:45:15 PM »
Had to trim the leaves. Were getting to close to the light. Been cold here, plus it's going to be a week or two before I can plant them out.






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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2023, 02:36:11 AM »
Potted up 14 seedlings of two crosses. Want to see how big I can get them by the Fall. Have both bins outside, will be planting the daylily seedlings in the ground next week.


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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2023, 05:12:59 PM »
Making some progress. These are still being grown under lights, took them outside to take a picture.





Seedlings that were planted in the ground.



Seedling from years ago, has flowered for the first time.

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2023, 10:45:57 PM »
Impressive.

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2023, 01:52:58 AM »
Jeff, thanks

Above seedling, is my blue eyed seedling x Linda Beck. Neither is flowring this year. I just don't have enough full sun to grow daylilies well. Maybe next year I can make the cross again.

My blue eyed seedling



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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2023, 02:05:45 AM »
I should add, in case anyone tries growing from seed. Put them into single cups to start with or don't pack them into plastic bins like I did. There was alot of root growth and it was a job getting them apart.

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2023, 04:33:54 PM »
New seedling flowering for the first time. Have decided to hybridize with this one, even though I'm mostly interested in working for blue eyes, and Halloween Theme(orange and black).

This one just needs a better round shape.  Maybe it will get a better shape in the years to come. Not having enough sun, will probably be 2 years before it fowers again.

Croseed it both ways with the above seeding.












 


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