I learned something new! I had no idea those little growths were new plantlets. I don’t’ know why I didn’t make the connection since I had grown airplane plants indoors. Now I will pay more attention and harvest some new daylily starts the easy way!
If you’ve grown a daylily chances are that you’ve noticed a new plant forming along the scape (flower stem) of one of your plants. The other day I came across one growing on a browning stem of one of my Daylilies. Hemerocallis growers call these plantlets that sprout from the stems “proliferations.” Sometimes a proliferation can grow enough during a growing season to actually flower, most of the time they’ll grow just enough for them to be harvested and planted. Proliferations are exact clones of the plant they are growing from and they’re a great source of free plants.