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Offline Rena

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« on: February 02, 2013, 15:49:18 PM »
An old plant friend of mine always cuts all her daylily leaves down to about 15 -20cm after flowering and gives them a single anti-rust spray and claims that she hardly ever gets a plant with rust since doing this.

Anybody else that does this??
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Re: Rust
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 19:36:05 PM »
Rena, you have a wise friend. I follow a spray program but find that I still get some rust and it only comes after the flowering season. I cut my leaves back, but not directly after flowering but rather just before our winter starts (planting time for daylilies). Cutting the leaves back definitely helps, the timing though, I am not sure about. I just find it too hot to cut the leaves that early.

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Re: Rust
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 21:55:07 PM »
Chris, thanks for that input.  I must admit I was thinking about the difference in the heat between Cape Town(where my friend stays)  and Paarl/Wellington - and also wondering if it wouldn't be wiser to wait till our area cools down a bit.  I think I'll experiment with one big pot of dayliles that have got some rust already - no special ones - cut them down now and spray and she how they do after that.
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Re: Rust
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 21:55:07 PM »
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