I agree, market saturation will erase value. Rarity = value. But, like DeBiers do with diamonds, if you completely control the flow and only sell a few every year then you will keep demand high as well as prices. And if it is a slow-growing daylily there is even more incentive, as your competition will be virtually non-existent.
Anyhow, I am more interested in the experiment itself than any money. I doubt I would ever make 100 clones of anything (where would I grow them!?). Maybe just 1 or 2 clones would be cool. Just for the bragging rights and to learn about the science. Indeed, I have another experiment I have planned for fun.
Apparently, if you expose daylily seeds (or seeds of any plant) to the mutagenic chemical ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) for 24h, then wash it away you may end up with new interesting phenotypes of the surviving seeds (expected 50% death rate). But the phenotypes may not appear until you back-cross the daylilies. That sounds like super fun (well, aside from the chemical being carcinogenic if exposed - the seeds cannot be touched with bare hands after exposure). Creating mutant novel daylilies faster than selective breeding does. I would only use Diploids for ease of mutation and back-cross.
This got in my head after I read about a type of dwarf Forsythia being made after bombardment of the seeds with radiation (there are many others created this way, too). EMS is used to make varieties of wheat with higher nutritional content, or resistance to the inclement weather. The experiments people perform with plants are awesome. Tet-conversion is cool, too, as an experiment.
Ah, we can dream.