After many years, I decided to introduce this Fred Benzinger seedling. It is a gold-cream self, Unusual Form crispate with a distinctly triangular shape. It starts blooming when almost every daylily has finished and blooms for 4 or 5 weeks here in decent conditions. It has strong scapes, is fertile, and easily grows in most conditions. It takes drought, heat, cold, and rain with ease. Has thrived below zero, frozen for 3 months, and survived over 100 in the summer. It has 5 branches, and about 25 buds in decent but average conditions. It does do instant rebloom here, extending the bloom season. It makes a showy clump, and is as faithful and dependable as a Golden Retriever.
2020 Murphy 42" M 7" dormant, diploid, Unusual Form
Grayed Lavender with purple band, and light green throat. Cream and pink midribs. Cherry Lavender on hot days. Unusual Form - cascade. Tall, with prolific bloom period. Tremendous branching at 7 well-spaced branches. Can have 9 branches when well grown. Bud count is around 37! Blooms very heavily for over a month. Out of Ocean Depths by Kathryn June Wood. Fertile
Murphy 2020 42" MLa 7" dormant, diploid, Unusual Form
Brightest, clear red Unusual Form - Crispate. Very sunfast. Every bloom is a little different shape. All tepals extend slightly forward from center. Completely distinctive. 6 branches, 47 buds! And it is a bud-builder. Expect 2 months of bloom under good conditions. This year started bloom 6/20 and bloomed until October 20. . Out of Stretch by TNT.
Mauve with lavender eye and violet etching. Cream midribs, purple edge on petals, intense green throat. Blooms a tremendously long time, up to two months. 4 branches, around 25 buds. Freeze-resistant blue green foliage. Out of Starlight Splash by a Faulkner seedling. Very fertile. We have plants available for this fall, sold out for spring.