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Apr 2, 2018 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Background history:

'Lady Betty Fretz' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2005 by Petit.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2008

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lady Betty Fretz') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



Also, please consider adding a Plant Performance Report to the database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lady Betty Fretz')
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Apr 2, 2018 6:41 PM CST
Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 4a)
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian Dragonflies Composter Organic Gardener Daylilies
Irises Hibiscus Hybridizer Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
I purchased Lady Betty Fretz in the spring 2016. A pretty flower but not a vigorous grower here. It was purchased as 2 fans and last year it was only 3 fans I have hopes that the third year is the charm. It has bloomed but so far only 1 bloom the first year and 2 blooms the second. I don't give up on a plant until the 4th year and if I still like the bloom but not the performance it will be sent to the mixed bed where will not be used for hybridizing.

second year photo
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Apr 2, 2018 10:00 PM CST
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
This one did not do well here in southern Ohio. No vigor, low bud count, and shorter scapes than registered. An occasional flower was very nice, but generally, the pictures in the database flatter the reality here. Edge and contrast were much more subdued here.
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Apr 3, 2018 5:21 AM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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LBF was planted as a double fan in 2015. This is an image at 1 year here. I gathered stats for its 2nd year. It bloomed late July at only 16" high and a bud count of only 6 with 3 way branching. It has increased but slowly. Like Ina, I will give it prime garden space for another 2 seasons but I need to see some improvement in performance.
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Apr 6, 2018 5:45 PM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sadjy, the sweet lady for whom this was named passed away recently. I had the pleasure of meeting her some years ago.
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Apr 8, 2018 10:52 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
floota said:Sadjy, the sweet lady for whom this was named passed away recently. I had the pleasure of meeting her some years ago.


That's too bad, I had not heard that. She purchased the plant with the option to name it at a daylily club auction for around $2,500 US ($4,000 Cdn) back in the early 2000s.
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Apr 9, 2018 9:05 PM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
For many years, Lady Betty sat at three fans for me. I moved it last year, and it increased to five. I may have finally found its sweet spot. LBF is rarely the registered height for me, but the flowers are lovely and ornate here so it stays.



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Apr 10, 2018 5:00 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
floota said:Sadjy, the sweet lady for whom this was named passed away recently. I had the pleasure of meeting her some years ago.


Very recently, 26th March 2018 according to her obituary.
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