Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Ben Arthur Davis'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Ben Arthur Davis
Hybridized by Wild
Registered or introduced: 1971
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

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)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Color Patterns:

Blend

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

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:

Macy, Indiana

Ames, Iowa

Gladwin, Michigan

Jackson, Mississippi

Madison, Mississippi

Meridian, Mississippi

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 7, 2008, adbjwb from Madison, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ben Arthur Davis is an OUTSTANDING Daylily! The blooms are large and the entire plant is strong. I enjoy seeing the deeply blushed petals early in the morning and watching as they grow more pale throughout the day. This is a great plant for cutting a scape with blooms and buds for an indoor arrangement that will last a number of days.

Positive

On Feb 19, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Ben Arthur Davis, Introduced by Wild, 1971. Big flowers are ruffled and pie-crusted around the edges. Sepals are recurved. Strong growth, lots of blooms. Nice colors.