Daylilies forum: Frank "Bud" Bennett intros

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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Bedmaker
Oct 12, 2019 6:23 AM CST
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.
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BLUES IN THE NIGHT: Relatively a new acquisition (2017). It is actually blooming on a rebloom scape right now.
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BOLD SYMPHONY (will be listed on the auction): Tends to bloom mid late season. Collected a lot of seeds off this one.
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BO KNOWS: Also a newer acquisition (2017). Also blooming on a rebloom scape right now. Has proliferations and loaded with buds.
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BURTONSVILLE BLUSH: One of the first ones I purchased
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CARELESS DREAM: Bud said that he believes that this is his finest intro. It is one of his later intros.
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CHEATING HEART: I love the richness of the color. (will probably list a piece on the Lily Auction)
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COCKY AND BOLD
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DOING ALL RIGHT: I like the edge no eye effect. Slower to increase.
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EXTRA BOLD: Wonderful plant. Flat and blooms for a long time. (Will list on the Lily Auction)
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FASHIONAIRE: One of my first ones to purchase from him and still one of my favorites.
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FAST PLEASURE: Another outstanding one. It is a early mid bloomer and the color really gets my attention.


FAT AND FOXY: Nice round flower
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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.
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HAVE A HEART: I had this one in a poor spot until this past year. I am expecting it to really perform next year.
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JAZZ ME BLUES: A sib to BLUES IN THE NIGHT out of KIWI MAGIC and LAVENDER BLUE BABY.
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JUBILEE BALL: One of his taller intros and one of my favorites.
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LUCKY DEBUT: Big bloom (Will be listing on the Lily Auction)
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ONCE OVER LIGHTLY
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PASSING FANCY: A newer addition
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POLAR FIZZ: An excellent cream intro
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RUNAWAY ROMANCE: Another great pink that Mr. Bennett used a lot to hybridize.
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SALTY SKIPPER: A popular one among visitors.
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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
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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)
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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)
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TAINTED LOVE: A popular one with visitors. I seem to sell a piece or two every year.
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TORRID DANCER: A new acquisition (May be listed on the Lily Auction)
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WILD CHERRY WINE: Another excellent one. This is usually my favorite daylily year in and year out. SITTING COOL usually is its only competition.
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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.

David



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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Oct 12, 2019 6:46 AM CST
Very nice, David! I especially like Tactical Cat, Jazz Me Blues, Blues in the Night, Bo Knows and Extra Bold, but they are all great Thumbs up

I have a couple of Bennett daylilies, but unfortunately, being in Canada, I cannot share with you. They are Shy Maiden and Foolish Fling. They are both beautifully performing plants.


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Name: Robin
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RobinSeeds
Oct 12, 2019 7:28 AM CST
Really nice collection David, I'm loving those pinks! Thanks for putting it together for us, thanks for your additions also Valerie!
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Name: Nancy
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alilyfan
Oct 12, 2019 8:24 AM CST
Your collection is exceptionally nice, David. Salty Skipper is one I have always admired. Runway Romance is such a wonderful color and form
Name: Heidi
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mom2cjemma
Oct 12, 2019 8:38 AM CST
I acquired Passing Fancy by accident and love it!! It has been a great bloomer. I really like it. Looking at your pictures, there are quite a few more I wouldn't mind acquiring!
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Name: Tim
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Lyshack
Oct 12, 2019 11:50 AM CST
Wow! Some of the branching and bud counts look fantastic! Beauty in Motion and Extra Bold are lovely, but the scapes make them extra amazing.

Name: Maryl
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Maryl
Oct 12, 2019 11:59 PM CST
I grow Wild Cherry Wine and it is a real beauty here early in the season. David's wide selection of Bennets always make me wish I had more room. Here's my Kiwi Magic:

Kiwi Magic:

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Oct 13, 2019 6:45 AM CST
That is a beauty Hurray!
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Name: Karen
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kousa
Oct 13, 2019 7:45 AM CST
Love the pinks in your collection! Do they have good substance such that they still look good into the afternoon?
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 13, 2019 8:31 AM CST
David will you be listing the one that bears my last name ?" Burtonsville Blush" I would love to know the story behind this name. Nice delicate pink color.
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Name: Robin
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RobinSeeds
Oct 13, 2019 9:50 AM CST
Maryl said:I grow Wild Cherry Wine and it is a real beauty here early in the season. David's wide selection of Bennets always make me wish I had more room. Here's my Kiwi Magic:

Kiwi Magic:

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Maryl

I'm smitten with Kiwi Magic! Lovey dubby
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Oct 13, 2019 10:16 AM CST
I agree It is a beauty!
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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Bedmaker
Oct 13, 2019 3:16 PM CST
Thanks for all of the comments about my Bennett collection.

Karen: I have them planted in full sun at this time and they seem to hold up. Some of the darker pinks fade to light pink, but they don't melt. The only one that I recall melting is PICKING TIME. SHOWTIME MAGIC really thrives in the full sun.

Mike: BURTONSVILLE BLUSH is named after a town in Montgomery County called Burtonsville. I used to live in MD and would visit Mr. Bennett's garden once or twice a year and spend time talking with him about his hybridizing and what he looked for when introducing.


David

Name: Karen
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kousa
Oct 13, 2019 9:18 PM CST
Thanks David.
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 15, 2019 7:03 AM CST
David thanks for the update.
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mantisOH
Oct 15, 2019 5:46 PM CST
I enjoyed Salty Skipper this year, as well as, of course, Wild Cherry Wine. Dips do take a while to establish, but these are well worth the wait.
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Oct 15, 2019 6:08 PM CST

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Thanks for sharing your collection with us David. It's always fun to see what cv's folks collect, be it a specific hybridizer, theme bed, daylily characteristic or whatever. I still remember the thrill of finding and purchasing sculpted forms years ago before the form was recognized.
Sitting Cool, Lucky Debut and Jazz Me Blues Thumbs up I'll be watching the LA. Smiling
Good luck with your hybridizing. Using Zahler lines should make some gorgeous crosses. Hope you'll share the results with us in the seedling threads.
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Oct 15, 2019 9:37 PM CST
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