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Name: Alma
Ferriday, Louisiana (Zone 8b)
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alma47
Sep 3, 2021 5:47 PM CST
I like several of the Siloam day lilies, but notice they are dormants. Really don't want to plant any dormants. Pauline Henry was in Arkansas, zones 6a and 7b. Does anyone in that area plant mostly dormants? If you have any of her day lilies do they go dormant? I have one that I think is one of hers in my 8b garden which doesn't go dormant.
Name: Nan
southeast Georgia (Zone 8b)
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DeweyRooter
Sep 4, 2021 6:22 AM CST
I am in Zone 8b also. I have three Siloam daylilies: Siloam Double Classic, Siloam June Bug, and Siloam Ethel Smith.

Siloam Double Classic is an excellent plant here: big and healthy, rust-free, forming a large clump, and blooming well. It's more of a semi-evergreen in my garden.

Siloam June Bug, a miniature, is dormant but has come back well each year since I've had it and has bloomed beautifully. Unfortunately, my Siloam June Bugs got rust this past summer several times, and I am thinking I will have to cull them even though I love them.

Siloam Ethel Smith has not done well here and is not thriving. I think 8b is too far south for it.

I have Siloam Royal Prince on order. It is supposedly rust-resistant, and I see from the database entry that members in the Deep South have grown it, so I am going to take a chance on it.

I am glad you checked in after the storm, Alma!
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Name: Alma
Ferriday, Louisiana (Zone 8b)
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alma47
Sep 5, 2021 7:20 AM CST
Thanks DeweyRooter. I was just wondering why they were all dormants when she was not all that far north. I am in the central part of Louisiana, at first we were suppose to be in the direct path, but when it came ashore it turned eastward and it didn't get as bad as first predicted.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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sooby
Sep 5, 2021 7:44 AM CST
Siloam Springs is listed as hardiness zone 6b-7a.
Name: Nan
southeast Georgia (Zone 8b)
Keeps Horses Daylilies Region: Georgia Birds Bookworm
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DeweyRooter
Sep 5, 2021 11:41 AM CST
Well, I don't know why Pauline Henry's flowers are dormants; someone else might know. Hope someone else chimes in to answer your question.

Anyway, I'm glad you're OK and that the worst of the storm missed you.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 5, 2021 4:05 PM CST
I went to visit the Montgomery Daylily club a few weeks ago when their guest speaker William Marchant who owns Druid City Daylilies spoke. (https://druidcitydaylilies.blo...) . He breeds for dormancy, I think all his 2021 intros were dormants except for one semi-evergreen. He is more likely to cull the plant if it is an evergreen. He is in Douglasville, GA. One reason he breeds for dormancy is that he likes the clean neat look of the plants when they emerge in spring.
So I suppose that could be the case of plants by any hybridizer, they may just prefer the dormants.
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Name: Alma
Ferriday, Louisiana (Zone 8b)
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alma47
Sep 6, 2021 8:18 AM CST
You could be right Seedfork. I wish they would do better for me because there are some dormants I would love to have. But if they did I would have way more than I would have room for. Kind of keeps me in check. LOL

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