ONLY TRUTH SETS YOU FREE Fall 2013 intro

 WHEN I FIRST STARTED HYBRIDIZING, MY GOAL WAS TO BREED A RED WITH A WHITE CENTER. I WASN'T WORRIED ABOUT EDGES OR SIZE, JUST A CERTAIN' LOOK' AND AT THE TIME THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS A RED WITH A WHITE WATERMARK SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A WORTHY GOAL. I PROCEEDED TO BUY ALL THE RED OR RED-ISH WATERMARKED DAYLILIES I COULD, AND BREED THEM TOGETHER.  REDS SUCH AS STARTLE, ROSY RHINO, ROYAL HEIRESS, HEARTFELT SECRETS, DRAGON KING, PAINTING THE ROSES RED, RED PEACEMAKER, PASSION DISTRICT AND NUMEROUS OTHERS WERE ENTHUSIASTICALLY IMPLEMENTED. 

 
"TRUTH" CAME ABOUT A FEW YEARS LATER WHEN I PURCHASED KLEHM'S RUFFLED STRAWBERRY PARFAIT (TEETH WERE JUST GETTING INTEREST) AND I WANTED TO GET SOME COLOR (OTHER THAN AOTHER YELLOW PINK POLYCHROME) SO I BRED RUFFLED STRAWBERRY PARFAIT TO ALL MY REDS. "TRUTH" IS THE DELIGHTFUL RESULT OF THAT GOAL. I THINK TRUTH IS LIKELY OUT OF STARTLE. (TWO OTHER INTROS FOR SPRING 2013 ARE ALSO FROM THAT PLAN; BIG SISTER'S LEGACY AND GOLIATH'S FOE).  
 
 THE CLOSEST WORD I CAN THINK OF DESCRIBE THE COLOR IS A DEEP RADISH RED. IN SOME CONDITIONS IT BECOMES VERY CRANBERRY.  SHE HAS A BEAUTIFUL IVORY TOOTHY EDGE,  A HINT OF A LIGHTER WATERMARK, AND VERY SMOOTH SUBSTANCE WHICH ALL LEAD TO A VERY FINISHED LOOK.
 
SINCE I FOOLISHLY TRANSPLANTED INTO VERY POOR SOIL, FOR LACK OF CLEARED AREAS IN A BETTER SPOT, 'TRUTH' HAS BEEN SLOW TO INCREASE. SHE BLOOMED ONE YEAR FROM SEED SO  I FULLY EXPECT HER TO INCREASE MUCH BETTER (LIKE SHE DID THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE) BECAUSE I LINED HER OUT LAST FALL INTO A  FAR BETTER LOCATION.
 
RUFFLED STRAWBERRY PARFAIT X UKN
STATS:
28X5.5 
21buds 3 way branching
long 5 week bloom (7/12/12-8/7/12)
mid-late
dormant
fertile both ways

PRICE: $77.00 DF
 
THE NAME WAS DERIVED FROM SOME ENJOYABLE BANTER BACK AND FORTH WITH MY SON...HE THOUGHT "TOOTHY RUTHY" WOULD BE GOOD SINCE I HAD SAID I WOULD LIKE SOMETHING BIBLICAL AND SO THE JOINING OF "TOOTHY BECAME  "TRUTHY" AND EVENTUALLY "TRUTH" WHICH BECAME "TRUTH SETS YOU FREE" FROM JOHN 8:32 AND NOW I HAVE REGISTERED  IT AS  "ONLY TRUTH SETS YOU FREE' AS A STATEMENT I TRY TO LIVE BY AND BELIEVE IN FULLY.