There is only one daylily 'Lady Betty Fretz'. Registered by Petit in 2005 in U.S. It comes from breeding of 'Mardi Gras Ball' x 'Only Believe'. The background is cream. Throat is yellow as well as a fine line on the borders. Burgundy-red eye. The plant has won many competitions, for example "Canadian-American Daylily Meeting in Niagara Falls." It was sold as a seedling for 4,200 USD, which is one of the highest amounts, has ever been paid over one daylily seedling. It needs warmer conditions to fully develop its edges.
How to grow daylilies
Reserve full sunlight or light shade area in your garden to plant daylilies. Daylilies like sunshine so much but be careful, in hot areas, they do not grow well in completely dry soil on sunny place. Daylilies also like an average amount of moisture in the soil but will not be happy in soils that are water logged. Give them water regularly during their first one or two growing seasons. Their flowers will be larger and will bloom richer if regularly watered in the first part of the season.
When in bloom, feel free to cut the flowers for bouquets or even decorating of salads (as the flowers are edible). This will not injure your plants. While each flower blooms only a single day, choose stems with several larger buds.
After blooming has finished, leave the foliage in place, don't cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight and will provide nourishment for the next year's show. Your daylilies will need rest for a few months, before beginning the next growing season.
|Flower Size||15 cm||Plant Size||65 cm|
|Flower Color||Cream||Bloom Eye||Áno|
|Double Bloom||No||Year of Registration||2005|
|Flower Fragrance||Yes||Ruffled Flower||Yes|
|Bloom Time||No||Moisture demands||Medium|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade||Genetics||Tetraploid|