Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Siloam David Kirchhoff

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 20, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Siloam David Kirchhoff' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1986 by Pauline Henry of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She registered 490 cultivars over a 37 year period. She passed away in 2000 (at the age of 92).

This is a lovely tribute to Pauline from other well-known hybridizers:

A beautiful memorial garden was built by the city in honor of Pauline and her husband, Ralph, which is maintained by the local master gardeners:

This is a 2008 slideshow featuring many of her daylilies:

Siloam David Kirchhoff is an early to mid-season extended bloomer. It is listed as showing rust susceptibility. It has earned the following AHS awards: DCS: 1996, ATG: 1995, JC: 1986, Honorable Mention: 1990, and Award of Merit: 1993. It is pod and pollen fertile. It currently has 7 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Siloam David Kirchhoff') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Siloam David Kirchhoff')
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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Aug 20, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Siloam David Kirchhoff has been in my garden many years and one that I have enjoyed, so much so that when I sold my house it was one of the daylilies that I made sure I dug up and it moved with me! I love everything about this beautiful Daylily and it blooms very very well in my 8b garden. It also multiplies quite well for me to.
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Aug 21, 2016 6:33 AM CST
Siloam David Kirchhoff has performed so so for me. It needs to be moved to get more sunlight. But it is a keeper love the colors and bloom.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .

Aug 21, 2016 11:02 AM CST
I agree with Emqinn that it needs full sun. In my Zone 5B garden it is in morning shade and it has very few blooms compared to where I used to have it in full sun. That's the curse of moving older daylilies to make room for new ones.
southern Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Aug 23, 2016 5:53 AM CST
I really like the color of of Siloam David Kirchoff, but it is not consistent on its blooms here in my zone 6 garden. It is in full sun, but seems to bloom really well one year, then very sparse the next. When it is good though, it is very, very good.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Aug 23, 2016 6:51 AM CST
Siloam David Kirchhoff does well here. It always blooms prolifically and consistently. I found that the foliage wasn't looking very good after flowering for the last couple of years, so I divided it last year and this year gave it some supplemental watering during the drought. The extra attention seems to have worked. The foliage is nice this year, even this late in the season and after suffering through the heat and the drought. I set two pods on it this year and they seem to be developing well. I really like the colour of this little gem and I will always have this little one in my garden.
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Aug 23, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Siloam David Kirchhoff has such pretty blooms. It is very prolific here, planted in full sun. Not the best as a show flower because the size and shape of the blooms vary, but a good garden plant. Foliage can sometimes look bad in late summer if not watered well. Increases quickly. Blooms are sometimes down in the foliage, but it's still a keeper for me.
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