Here is a cross someone on a limited budget can make to get a tested high quality cross. Three years ago I spoke to Linda Agin about her upcoming 2008 releases of ALAN LANE AGIN http://agin.homestead.com/ALAN_LANE_AGIN.JPG and its sib, RED FRIDAY http://agin.homestead.com/files/maincover.jpg . The cross was (Startle x Fortunes Dearest ). FORTUNES DEAREST http://bluegrassdaylilygardens.com/assets/daylilies-400-fall05/Fortunes_Dearest.jpg can be purchased for $12.00 at Blue Grass Daylily Gardens for $12.00. You can find STARTLE for $10.00. If you live in the North, FORTUNES DEAREST is tender and may not bloom or even survive so get it in the spring and make your crosses with the northern hardy STARTLE.
Of Linda’s two introductions from (Startle x Fortunes Dearest ), she recommended I get RED FRIDAY because it was her best parent for teeth. That said, I’ve also seen nice kids from its sib ALAN LANE AGIN at Larry Grace’s and Jamie Gossard’s this past summer. Both of these guys had clear light purple daylilies with white teeth out of the daylily. ALAN LANE AGIN proved to be tender for me and did not survive outdoors. RED FRIDAY is hardy and vigorous. More coming on Startle on the daylily teeth blog… Thank you John Kulpa for image of your DEVIL’S MISTRESS seedling.
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