Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Brooker-G
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 26 inches
Bloom size: 8 inches
Bloom time: Midseason-Late
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Bud Count: 10-15
Branching: 3-way
Bloom Traits: Watermark
Bloom Form: Single
Unusual Form
Unusual Form - Spatulate
Color description: purple grape with silver white watermark above green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 2008

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Gerda Brooker x Druid Spell
Child plants: 25 child plants

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'Michael Bennett' was a featured
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Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 7, 2022
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Date: 2009-05-23
MICHAEL BENNETT G. BROOKER 04
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Location: Milton, NY
Date: 2022-08-17
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2017-06-09
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2021-06-25
Mid Morning Image
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-17
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-07
very first bloom on a 1 year old plant.
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-13
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Location: Exeter, NH
Date: 2009-05-23

Date: 2010-07-20

Photo by Newyorkrita in her garden.
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2017-06-20
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Photo by Betja
Location: Exeter, NH
Date: 2012-07-19
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Location: My zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-15
Very beautiful today - it is cooler out and I think that brings t
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-28
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 24, 2021

Photographed on a garden tour in Ohio
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Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2010-06-14
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-06-30
Location: Jones OK,
Date: July 2015
Michael Bennett

Date: 2016-07-19
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-11
Location: My garden
Date: JULY-11-2016
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2010-06-10

Date: 2009-07-08
Location: On a garden tour

Date: 2007-07-12
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Photo courtesy of Michael Bouman of Daylily Lay

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Posted with permission and photographed by Steve Todd http://www.
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Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-10
Love it.
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Photo by mattsmom
Location: Vermont
Date: 2006-07-20
Photo by nh4me
Location: SMDS Daylily Show, MI
Date: 2009-07-18
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2022-08-01
Rebloom
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2016-07-06
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2016-07-06

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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 7, 2013 9:11 PM concerning plant:
    I have always loved the purple coloring on this daylily. A semi shady spot is best to bring out the true colors. Michael Bennett grows well, no problems.
  • Posted by Hembrain (Maryville, Tennessee - Zone 7a) on Jul 16, 2022 2:06 PM concerning plant:
    Michael Bennett has a strong rebloom here in 7a. I divided my clumps last year, so this year it's more apparent than before, with space to see the action. Rebloom scapes are a bit taller, which is welcome. Newer purplish blues exist, but year after year this one never fails to impress.

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