Forestlake Ragamuffin was registered by Fran Harding in 1993. Fran introduced the daylily with 18 pieces available for sale. When Fran released FLR she immediately sold out. Over the next ten years the daylily’s demand remained high, still commanding the introduction price of $150.00. Today many hybridizers can attribute their toothy line back to FLR.
The cross of FLR is DECATUR PIECRUST (seedling x (LAHINA x YUMA)). A question wondered by many is, where did the teeth on Ragamuffin come from? I recently had correspondence with a Brother Charles expert, Dave Mussur and Oscie Whatley expert, Mike Bouman. We concluded that since Whatley’s introduction YUMA has teeth, this was one source of the teeth. Michael is not quite sure about the source of YUMA’s teeth.
So was YUMA the only source of teeth in FLR? I recently spoke with Fran to find out the answer. I asked her is Brother Charles introductions in the genetics? She told me it is possible but not probable that Brother Charles genetics are in the unidentified seedling. She is unsure of that cross. But she did tell me that she was not looking for teeth but she was looking for round and ruffled. So I wondered is it possible that she used an INDONESIA x DANCE BALLERINA DANCE seedling that she had? She used that seedling with DANCE FEVER to make FORESTPOINT LEMON LACE. CREEPY CRAWLER is in INDONESIA with GOLDEN SURREY being the parent of CREEPY CRAWLER. GOLDEN SURREY is also in DANCE FEVER. GOLDEN SURREY is Orville Fays earliest daylily with light teeth, ruffle, and a white edge. So I’ve recently posed another question to Fran about possibilities of the unidentified seedling….
While I await follow up with her, we’ll Daylily Blog about a hybridizer acquiring a piece of FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFIN from Fran….early
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