LAST SHIPPING DATE FOR 2017 WILL BE 12/19. WE WILL RESUME SHIPPING ON 1/08/18 FROM ALABAMA.
Auction is for 5 seeds from the cross of ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN X MASTER AND BOLD RULER.
ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN TET 47607 [Repeat the Sounding Joy x (sdlg x Fountain of Life)], where the seedling includes Shaka Zulu, Breaking My Heart, Rock of Salvation, Belle Cook, and Heartbeat of Heaven. 5.5 to 6” depending in how recurved, 28” (range of 24-30”), 5-way branching with 3 laterals and a V (range of 2-7 way, but 3-way if in bad soil or crowded), 33 buds (range of 20-40), Sev, M, instant Rebloom (including in MN on some fans in some years), fr. Dark pink lavender with etched gray lavender eye; gray lavender plus ivory plus yellow edge; yellow to green throat. Great opener in the low 60’s. Eyezone has “echoes” in the greenhouse (greenhouse pictures are shown after the dried up scapes) but almost never outside, and passes those on to some of its kids. Those of you who have ordered from me in the past know that I am very straightforward when describing the pluses and minuses of my plants. This one is lovely outside when at its best, but from time to time it will show “pinprick” spotting. And one year 10% of my lineouts went summer dormant, an unattractive trait, although 90% were just fine. So if you are just looking for a pretty garden flower, I would suggest waiting a few years until the price comes down. BUT IF YOU ARE A HYBRIDIZER WANTING TO MAKE FLOWERS WITH GORGEOUS FACES AND FANCY EDGES AND GOOD SCAPES AND BUDCOUNT AND INSTANT REBLOOM, AND AN UNUSUALLY LARGE PERCENTAGE OF “KEEPER” AND INTRODUCTION QUALITY FLOWERS, YOU WILL WANT THIS PLANT!!! Or to say it another way, I believe that IF YOU COULD ONLY BUY ONE MORE PLANT FOR HYBRIDIZING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, THIS ONE SHOULD BE IT! Those who know me well would likely say that I am not an exclamation point kind of person, but I have never seen anything like this for breeding. It seems to work with everything I put it on, no matter the size or color, and improves them all. Note the diversity in its parentage (especially the genetics of REPEAT THE SOUNDING JOY), which helps explain why it will breed such a wide range of colors, including purples, roses, hot pinks, lavenders, etc. plus eyes. It works with any size (most of its kids are in the 6-7” range, but only because I don’t have larger things to put it with), and improves whatever you are working with. This is the introduction that might put me out of business because many using it will find that it “levels the playing field” among hybridizers (i.e. most beginners will be able to quickly create things as beautiful as those who have been hybridizing for many years). I like to joke that if someone is unable to get an introduction out of this one, they should probably take up a different hobby or line of work. If in doubt as to what to cross it with, use one of my other introductions that has Heartbeat of Heaven in its background or something with Tet Lavender Blue Baby, as line-breeding is often the fastest way to getting something great. Fertile both ways (average pod, easy pollen) and kids have no fertility issues. Why not priced higher if it is that good? While it is a “priceless” hybridizing flower and really lovely outside when at its best and even on its average days, it is not a consistently great garden flower every day.
*MASTER& BOLD RULER (Pierce G.) 4406-H ((Midnight Castle x Buffalo Thunder) x Max Factor) TET, EV, EMRE, 40” high, 9 1/2” - 11 ¾” When extended. 5 way branching, 40 Buds. HUGE Zones 4-9 Hardy
Where in the world do I begin? Firstly, I want to point out that no daylily that I have created and probably will create will change for the better the future of Daylily Hybridizing. This daylily is truly The Master of our garden. MASTER & BOLD RULER has no faults. If you look at the above stats and embrace the following you will see why I love it so. I would like to add though that this long description is not about pride or exaggeration, or is priced for greed. I basically got lucky and this leap forward is a game changer; not only for me but for everyone who chooses to see or breed with him. My claim to fame is simply long hours and hard work, so while breeding for BIG, I made as many crosses and seed as I could, forgoing other directions, to simply explore the gene pool of big! I mostly use the same technique today.
OK here are some facts: The Master has never lost a plant; whether dividing-up in August or in a clump. He has grown and survived well over this past winter in a zone 4 section of New Hampshire after a cold winter with no mulching or snow cover! Regarding the size factor, the phrase genetically jumped the fence is precisely what has happened; again to ALL OF OUR good fortune… The process went from two parents approx. 7” to an offspring over 70% larger. Like a horse giving birth to an elephant! With large ruffles and the occasional angel wings, MASTER AND BOLD RULER does not hang-up and has the strength to always open no matter what’s in the petals way. Pod Fertility is average to good whereas generally big flowers are the hardest to set on. There are many other attributes. One problem for me is once I release this monster how do I then introduce 7 ½”, 7 ¾” or 8” futures?
OUR SEEDS WERE PRODUCED IN OUR GARDEN. WHILE WE RECOGNIZE THERE ARE SOME POSITIVE REASONS FOR GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION, WE LIKE TO KNOW THAT AT LEAST ONE PARENT IS HARDY HERE IN ZONE 5. THIS IS A POSITIVE THAT EVEN MANY OF OUR FRIENDS ON THE GULF COAST VALUE. UNLESS OUR SEEDS HAVE TWO 2017 INTRODUCTIONS AS PARENTS, YOU KNOW THAT AT LEAST ONE PARENT CAN HANDLE COLD WEATHER.
WE WILL SHIP WORLD-WIDE TO COUNTRIES WITH NO RESTRICTIONS ON SEED. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO KNOW THEIR COUNTRY'S IMPORTATION REQUIREMENTS. WE SHIP TO COUNTRIES OTHER SELLERS REFUSE TO. WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SHIPPED TO EVERY CONTINENT.
SHIPPING WILL BE BY USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL. WE SHIP ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS. SEEDS ARE SHIPPED IN ZIP-LOCK BAGS ROLLED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND SENT IN A PADDED MAILER. WE CAN COMBINE UP TO 15 PACKETS IN OUR PADDED MAILERS FOR ONE SHIPPING FEE. DUE TO THE RECENT POSTAL INCREASES, SHIPPING FEES ARE $3 FOR UNITED STATES SHIPMENTS, $9 FOR CANADIAN SHIPMENTS AND $13 FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS.
WE ARE HAPPY TO HOLD YOUR "PAID-FOR" SEEDS AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO MINIMIZE YOUR SHIPPING COSTS.
WE MUST COLLECT 7.25% STATE SALES TAX FROM ILLINOIS RESIDENTS EVEN WHEN WE ARE SELLING FROM ALABAMA.
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