Daylilies forum: Auction Bids Going Over $1,000 !!!

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 2, 2019 11:50 AM CST
I can't believe it -- there's an auction that is about to close in about 3 hours for a new striped Fall 2019 introduction BLAME IT ON THE RAIN by Reedy1 (don't know who that hybridizer is, unfortunately), and when I just checked it was up to $1,007 -- WOW!

https://www.daylily.com/cgi-bi...

Betty
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 2, 2019 11:53 AM CST
Wow, and it looks just awful to me, but one day in the future it's kids may look totally different!
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 2, 2019 12:01 PM CST
I've recently gotten into the stripes -- but I cannot afford any of those recent stripe-ies by any means. And I'm sure the reason this one seems so coveted is because it's a tet with that parentage by whoever the hybridizer is. I'll keep checking to see if it goes any higher...

Does anyone know who Reedy1 is? The daylily isn't showing as registered yet, and I'm dying to know who the hybridizer is.

Betty
Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Procrastinator Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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SueVT
Sep 2, 2019 12:14 PM CST
All the feedbacks look like the person has been a buyer not a seller until now
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 2, 2019 12:17 PM CST
Interesting -- and thanks for the info, Sue! Thumbs up

Betty
Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
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SueVT
Sep 2, 2019 1:04 PM CST
Seeds were sold to her in 2015 by Rich for $44.44
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Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Procrastinator Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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SueVT
Sep 2, 2019 1:43 PM CST
Oh my goodness, now up to $1600.

I'm going down to my seedling bed to have a serious talk with the unbloomed seedlings. Big Grin
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 2, 2019 1:54 PM CST
The dream come true of every backyard hybridizer!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 2, 2019 1:57 PM CST
I just read that was the first fan of it sold, what if the seller lined out ten of the plants...how much will the 20th fan sell for?
Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
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SueVT
Sep 2, 2019 2:02 PM CST
Larry, good question. I have noticed that extremely desirable cultivars are rarely sold.
There are some that I want, that are apparently completely unavailable.

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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Sep 2, 2019 2:19 PM CST
My guess for who Reedy1 might possibly be is Stacey Harris, Florence, South Carolina.
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 2, 2019 2:34 PM CST
I just looked too -hmmmmm maybe I will look into making some crosses after all Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Bid increments are $30. Even I won't bid on this one Blinking Whistling Hilarious!
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Procrastinator Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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SueVT
Sep 2, 2019 2:37 PM CST
Also, Laurelwoods Peppermint Splash is trading at $408 currently. Same bidder who drove up the price on the other one...
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Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Procrastinator Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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SueVT
Sep 2, 2019 2:51 PM CST
56 minutes to go. Can you imagine sitting there hoping noone will raise the bidding even higher!?
Hilarious!
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Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Sep 2, 2019 3:12 PM CST
I love looking at the bid histories on these types of auctions. It was probably a really tough for the 2nd bidder to bid $255 for a plant, and now look at it.

Maybe I'll sell my car or a kidney or something and put in a last minute bid.

Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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floota
Sep 2, 2019 3:13 PM CST
People love those broken color ones and like to use them in their hybridizing . This however, seems like the very definition of insanity to me, jmho. Hope that whoever wins this has a greenhouse.
Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Sep 2, 2019 3:21 PM CST
Anyone who has $1600 to spend on a daylily, probably has more than one greenhouse. Just guessing.
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Sep 2, 2019 3:31 PM CST
All kidding aside, if this is your life's work and business, it's probably not a horrible investment. Say it ends up being $2,000. If you spend 3-4 years advancing your hybridizing program while it increases. In year 5, you have new seedlings that you can sell, and you can probably get your investment back by selling the original off in single fans.

Look how much people still pay for Mayor of Munchkinland and Undefinable. 10 fans x $200 breaks you even without taking into account the crazy new seedlings that may sell well on their own.

If you do this for a living, it's probably not so crazy. It's only crazy if you spend 8-12 hours a day auditing accounting or installing decks or making sure a family all gets fed and off to their extra-curriculars on time every day or whatever you have to do to make ends meet, and it's not an investment but a eye-catcher for your garden.
Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Procrastinator Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
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SueVT
Sep 2, 2019 3:38 PM CST
Just looked at the bidding history, while being very careful not to touch the Place Your Bid Here box.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 2, 2019 4:16 PM CST
Wow, I see the winning bid was $1,600 -- and the runner-up is one of our people here in our forum, although I don't know if he's still active or not. He has some wonderful striped/stippled seedling pictures that he's posted over in the Daylily Hybridizers Nook on Facebook, and I can see why he's so intent on getting more striped genetics.

Admmad, thanks for the input on who the hybridizer might be. Sounds like a really good guess, and maybe someone else here (Ahead, maybe?) could confirm it for us?

Betty
[Last edited by Betja - Sep 3, 2019 12:17 AM (+)]
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