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Some of my day lilies have flower buds that don't open and they just look fat and rounded, with a strange coloration. Any ideas what it is?
Possibly hemerocallis gall midge. Do they look like this?
Definitely sounds like it. Look very closely inside the bud and you may see tiny white crawling things. There is no cure. Sometimes you can stop it by removing every flower bud for a season, but what is the point? We have had to stop growing these plants because of it.
Yes that's exactly what it looks like. I'll remove all problem flowers and hope to catch it in time. Thank you