Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Benchmark'

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Sandown, New Hampshire

Cary, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Falls Church, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Bristol, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

6" blooms, 30" scape,Munson 1980

Positive

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.