Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Challenger'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Challenger
Hybridized by Stout
Registered or introduced: 1949
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Color Patterns:

Self

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 22, 2012, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

'Challenger' is the most wonderful historic I have. it has small spidery blooms that will get no larger than 4 1/2 to 5 inches across, but will once established have scapes no shorter than 60" tall. she is red up close but from a distance she is more of a purple. the first year she blooms, as in my 2 year old plant that just opened, she will not have real prominent midribs only fine ones but you can always distinguish her, by her incredibly tall height scapes, and golden center throat. Although the pic on this page with the green appearing throat I also belive is an accurate pic as sometimes in direct sunlight the green stem beneath the center of the throat can bleed through and although the throat is golden yellow it can appear greenish in photos especially on larger older plant blooms.