BREATHING FIRE A

Pictured above - Breathing Fire
Collection Price:

$2500

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(513) 489-1281, e-mail,    jbenz@cinci.rr.com

Greetings to all our friends and customers! After a trying year and 4 broken computers, my 2017 introductions are finally online. I have to give a big thank you to my beautiful daughter Sarah, who once again built this site from the ground up. Click on plus sign in square uppermost right corner for full menu. Still a few changes to be done. My little tech wizard below!

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We have a relatively small garden about 20 miles North of Cincinnati, where the winter temperatures can stay below the freezing mark for 6 weeks on end, and the summer months and can provide enough heat to test the hardiest of perennials. We have little snow protection here, and lose daylilies that survive in Minnesota and Wisconsin due to their reliable winter blanket.

We have always selected for a total plant, with large, arching foliage, strong straight scapes and 3-4 well-spaced branches, with a goal of 25 or more blooms per scape. So far, we've rejected the lures of greenhouse culture, preferring to evaluate "real world" plant performance. Furthermore, plants to be introduced are field-grown for 2 years with no winter protection or mulch of any kind. We rely heavily on induced tetraploid conversions of the newest and best diploids to maintain a competitive edge, with a small northern program that requires a full two years from pollination to bloom.

We are striving to produce true dormant tetraploid daylilies with"state-of-the-art" beauty, that are tough enough to survive the bitter cold
freezes here, if left bare-rooted on top of the ground all winter!

Visitors are always welcome, but please call ahead to be sure we'll be here.This summer we will certainly bloom our best seedlings yet! Come and share the magic, and may God bless you all.