Daylilies forum: Is it a daylily?

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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Aug 31, 2012 8:34 AM CST
Did I buy a dayliy with proliferations or did I get something else? This plant had no tag but only cost me $1.00 so it is no great loss if it is not really a daylily. I just don't know if I should plant it with the other daylilies or toss it!Thumb of 2012-08-31/enidcandles/c235f1

Name: Juli
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daylily
Aug 31, 2012 8:56 AM CST
The foliage **looks** like a daylily.... however, when I enlarged it, there seems to be a couple spent stalks on it, and they don't look quite like a daylily. Can you tell us more about the scapes if there are any? Or get photos of the proliferations? The Spider Plant house plant (I only know common name) does have very similar leaves, but has things that hang down and have prolifs. If this is a daylily, and it has prolifs, then they should be on upright stalks that have branches. I don't think spider plants have branching.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Aug 31, 2012 9:15 AM CST
here are some other picsThumb of 2012-08-31/enidcandles/d371bd
Thumb of 2012-08-31/enidcandles/022177
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Aug 31, 2012 9:16 AM CST
It was in a one gallon pot marked perennial, I know at Lowes that doesn't mean much but that is how it was marked. It is a little droopy since it needed water so bad, don't know if that makes a difference or not.
Name: Ann
TN
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farmerbell
Aug 31, 2012 9:25 AM CST
It s really hard to tell from the photos, but it also reminds me of spiderwort, but I don't remember seeing proliferations on it.
Ann (farmerbell); TN
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Aug 31, 2012 9:38 AM CST
gosh, now I really don't know what to do with it!
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Aug 31, 2012 10:00 AM CST
I didn't see Ann's reply until I had looked at your bigger photo above and I voiced(to myself of course), "is this Spiderwort?" It sure does look like it but it is so hard to say.

My vote is for Spider Wort, but only time will tell. Good luck, Mona
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Aug 31, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Ok, so I have decided to keep it but the silly thing is going in isolation where it can't hurt anything until next spring when I can figure out what it is. Thanks for your help.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Aug 31, 2012 12:06 PM CST
Hmmm. The roots actually look like Spiderwort. I think the latin name is something like trancendentia. I've never seen a prolif on any I have grown though.

I just did a Google search for "daylily roots" then clicked on images. You might try that and see if the roots of what you have resemble the photos.

If I could touch it or see it in person, I am sure I could tell you what it was, but photos can be hard to tell.
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga.
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Casshigh
Aug 31, 2012 12:15 PM CST
My vote is spiderwort. In the second picture there is a dried bloom of spiderwort. The roots and the way the leaves come out of the stalk all look like spiderwort. We have it in some areas and wish we did not. It's pretty when it blooms but is invasive. I am digging it up and throwing it away here.
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Aug 31, 2012 12:18 PM CST
I find that the newer spiderworts don't spread as much. They look so much like a daylily that I usually leave them in the daylily beds until they bloom just to be sure which one it is.

I have a pot of spiderwort waiting to be planted.

I use pre-emergent so maybe it does not spread as much here due to that.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Aug 31, 2012 5:39 PM CST
I am leaning towards spiderwort too, it is planted in a spot where it can't cause any trouble!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 31, 2012 7:12 PM CST
OT, sorry, couldn't resist Sticking tongue out -- Hey, Lori, check out some of the Iris I got from you through mamajack last year. Lovey dubby

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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Aug 31, 2012 9:30 PM CST
I don't think it looks anything like the Spiderwort that I have! There must be more than one! The proliferations are really interesting, but don't look like any daylily prolifs that I've seen. I'm no help at all Blinking Confused
Natalie

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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Sep 1, 2012 6:48 AM CST
Oh, awesome! I am so glad to see the irises are doing well for you!

Still don't really know what my "bargain" plant is but it is in the ground and time will tell! I do appreciate everyones attempts to ID it.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Sep 1, 2012 8:14 AM CST
I have been researching spiderwort, I read that the sap is supposed to stretch like a cow slobber. This plant's sap is a little sticky but does not stretch at all...at least I couldn't get it to.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 1, 2012 9:59 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I'm going to spend all of my time outside, playing with my spiderwort slobber! I had NO idea! I've been covered in calf slobber many times, so this should bring back wonderful memories! Blinking
Natalie

I can't decide if people who wear pajamas in public have given up on life or are living it to the fullest.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 1, 2012 9:59 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Dogs barking, can't fly without umbrella.

http://debra96.wix.com/green-amber-gardens
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Sep 1, 2012 10:26 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing You guys are too funny!
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Sep 1, 2012 6:45 PM CST
I am going to see if my spiderworts slobber tomorrow!! For me, it may be the highlight of my holiday weekend. Sad, isn't it? Blinking

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