shive1 said:JasonT - With your long growing season, you get fantastic increases! Thanks for sharing the names of your fast multipliers.
I once received a SF where the crown was triangular, meaning the hybridizer had sliced off the basal nodes to root and propagate the daylily from slicing off these nodes along with a bit of foliage. It took three years for that expensive new introduction to recover and bloom and it did not increase at all. Had I been sent a whole intact crown, that plant would have bloomed and increased faster.
I consider how a plant divides and recovers after division as being part of the evaluation process. Breaks my heart to find out something I've picked to introduce can't be divided without mutilating the crown or can't recover for a long time. I've thrown some real beauties in the compost heap that didn't like being divided because they had brittle crowns. Had one this fall like that. But if I'm not happy with how it divides, I know the customer that buys it won't be happy with it, either! I have learned that over time. Every hybridizer has intros they wished they hadn't introduced.