Perhaps the wrong place to ask?
The pictures. I can't do $100 on anything pictured. The pictures ruin the offering for me. I've paid as much and more for a select few.
We all have different tastes and interests. I'm a clump guy, sometimes a bloom guy, but mostly a clump guy. I need to see the scapes and vegetation to make an informed decision. I realize it's not the easiest thing to do with new introductions and it's easier to sell the bloom.
I like California Connection and Satin Stich being a fan of reds and yellows, with preference to CC in regard to height and features. I don't dispute the prices for new introductions but the pictures are artwork compared to what we post as gardeners. Playboy Bunny vs. White Castle waitress can be equally beautiful.. Granted it's all in the make-up and lighting (and marketing) but I want to see the plant. In all it's naked glory. In the sunlight, in the shade, whatever. But to be fair I purchase for stature as much as bloom. Pictures of daylilies in rows don't always work for me but it doesn't hurt.
Nothing against Maryott, I own none of their flowers. And I've seen numerous pics of beauties over the years that came from their gardens. Cheers and congratulations to them and their happy buyers.
Those artsy pictures just don't sell me. I can take a hundred pictures of any single bloom and never replicate that sales line, on any plant. Pie in the sky to me. Flower in the garden beats artwork to me. No need to make any flower prettier than it is.
I recall "Cat Ballou". Can't find it anywhere and the intro pics were beyond incredible, real pics here and elsewhere made a statement. It is a pretty flower. I'd try it but I no longer desire it because it doesn't live up to the artwork from what I've seen here and elsewhere. I'd go as high as 15 bucks based on real time, real world pictures.
Truth in advertising is all I ask for. Some buy the bloom, some buy the plant. I want to see it all, it's why I shop and share here. Real world pictures.