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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Benchmark'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Benchmark
Hybridized by Munson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 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

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Color Patterns:
Self

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive DaylilyDiva219 On Jan 16, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

"Benchmark" is another oldie but goodie given to me at the beginning of my daylily obsession by my good friend. It's an impressively vigorous evergreen variety here in my Northern Virginia garden. Huge flowers, long blooming period - outstanding lavender color too.

Neutral mystic On Feb 13, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

6" blooms, 30" scape,Munson 1980

Positive Trish_M On Jan 6, 2003, Trish_M from Hilliard, OH wrote:

It was really the benchmark for lavenders for a long time. It is an oldie, but still a goodie.

Regional...

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

Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Linthicum, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Sandown, New Hampshire
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Green Level, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia
Dumbarton, Virginia
Lake Shangrila, Wisconsin



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