*LADY BETTY FRETZ
 
 
*LADY BETTY FRETZ --  (Mardi Gras Ball x Only Believe). Sev. 6” fl., 26” sc., M. 25-35 buds.  Lady Betty Fretz has been a winner since it first bloomed.    Its clear light ivory to white petal self sets off the bold red eye and picotee.  Adding to the flower’s impact is a second, heavy gold edge, and a beautiful green throat.  The flower is the epitome of refinement.  To the best of my knowledge, it holds the record for a daylily sold at auction, going for $4,200 at the Canadian-American Daylily Meeting in Niagara Falls.  The delightful and effervescent Betty Fretz finally won the auction.  The flowers are a critical break in eyed/edged cultivars, and this flower is sure to have an important impact on future generations of daylilies.