Since these have not been widely distributed, I like to post pictures of my Bud Bennett collection. I plan on listing some on the Lily Auction this coming winter. He only worked with diploids and he was a master of the pink diploids, but he also tried his hand with some other colors. I plan on crossing his intros with Ed Zahler's intros as well as with some of the seedlings from Robert Ellison.
BEAUTY IN MOTION: One of the first to bloom and blooms for a long time.
BLUES IN THE NIGHT: Relatively a new acquisition (2017). It is actually blooming on a rebloom scape right now.
BOLD SYMPHONY (will be listed on the auction): Tends to bloom mid late season. Collected a lot of seeds off this one.
BO KNOWS: Also a newer acquisition (2017). Also blooming on a rebloom scape right now. Has proliferations and loaded with buds.
BURTONSVILLE BLUSH: One of the first ones I purchased
CARELESS DREAM: Bud said that he believes that this is his finest intro. It is one of his later intros.
CHEATING HEART: I love the richness of the color. (will probably list a piece on the Lily Auction)
COCKY AND BOLD
DOING ALL RIGHT: I like the edge no eye effect. Slower to increase.
EXTRA BOLD: Wonderful plant. Flat and blooms for a long time. (Will list on the Lily Auction)
FASHIONAIRE: One of my first ones to purchase from him and still one of my favorites.
FAST PLEASURE: Another outstanding one. It is a early mid bloomer and the color really gets my attention.
FAT AND FOXY: Nice round flower
FINDER'S DELIGHT: A new addition to the garden.
FOOLISH KISSES: A cute small intro. Also one of the first ones I purchased from Mr. Bennett.
HAVE A HEART: I had this one in a poor spot until this past year. I am expecting it to really perform next year.
JAZZ ME BLUES: A sib to BLUES IN THE NIGHT out of KIWI MAGIC and LAVENDER BLUE BABY.
JUBILEE BALL: One of his taller intros and one of my favorites.
LUCKY DEBUT: Big bloom (Will be listing on the Lily Auction)
ONCE OVER LIGHTLY
PASSING FANCY: A newer addition
POLAR FIZZ: An excellent cream intro
RUNAWAY ROMANCE: Another great pink that Mr. Bennett used a lot to hybridize.
SALTY SKIPPER: A popular one among visitors.
SHOWTIME MAGIC: This one is a consistent rebloomer. I love it. It is a melon polychrome. I can't capture all the colors in a photo. Melon, orange, pink , yellow
SITTING COOL: This is a top 5 Bennett intro in my opinion. The blooms are perfect everyday and I love the feminine look to this bloom. The is perfection. I will post two images of it. (I will probably list on the LILY AUCTION)
TACTICAL CAT: This a great little one. I purchased a couple of other patterned dips this year to cross with this one. (Will list on the Lily Auction)
TAINTED LOVE: A popular one with visitors. I seem to sell a piece or two every year.
TORRID DANCER: A new acquisition (May be listed on the Lily Auction)
WILD CHERRY WINE: Another excellent one. This is usually my favorite daylily year in and year out. SITTING COOL usually is its only competition.
I did not get pictures of the following: WIDE-EYED WALLY, SWEET TART and SONNY JAY.
Update: I also did not get pictures of the following: Bay Skipper, Big Hearted Lady, Bit of Jam, Ding Dong Ditty, Iron Warrior, Kiwi Magic and Picking Time.
I am always looking for other Bennetts that I don't have. If you have one that is not on my list, please let me know. I would be interested in purchasing or trading for it.