Gerda Brooker introduced MALCOLM DAVID BROOKER SENIOR in 2007. Her late husband Malcolm hybridized the daylily. The cross is (FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFIN x T.HL 16). T.H.L. 16 is a seedling that Malcolm acquired from Larry Grace. The seedling is a cross of (Tetra Helena Louisa x Larry Grace).
I’ve seen MALCOLM BROOKER SENIOR grown in several gardens from Alabama to Kentucky to our Ohio garden. In each garden, the daylily is special. It consistently displays a toothy edge on both the petals and sepals. The daylily is sunfast and looks grand in a clump. I’ve seen several seedlings out of MALCOLM DAVID BROOKER SENIOR that have been outstanding. The teeth on the sepals is passed onto the children. The children have a clear color with smooth substance. If you use MALCOLM DAVID BROOKER SENIOR , it should work with any color. One more thing, M.D.B.S. is registered at 6 inches but Gerda says it is 6.5 to 7 inches on her website. That makes M.D.B.S. one of the largest round toothy daylilies you can use in your own hybridizing… . I’ll catch up with everyone Monday morning on the next Daylily Teeth Blog….
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