I was also fortunate to have won two HONORABLE MENTION awards. RED SAPPHIRE and MARIETTA HEARTBEAT both won the award. I've always enjoyed both flowers, and it is good to know that others also like these flowers. RED SAPPHIRE has a wonderful triangular red eye, and there are teeth on the edge of the petals. When I first introduced RED SAPPHIRE I didn't particularly appreciate the teeth, but I do now. As for MARIETTA HEARTBEAT, I've always enjoyed the purple color, and I thought that it was a good daylily, and now I am encouraged because it has received many votes from 4 separate regions. I think that I've now been privileged to have won 9 HONORABLE MENTION awards.
Diana and I want to again thank our Daylily friends for voting for our flowers. We are very, very humbled and grateful.