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Sep 26, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

'David Kirchhoff' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1992 by Salter. Jeff and Elizabeth Salter hybridize at Rollingwood Garden in Gainesville, Florida.

More information can be found on the Salter's Rollingwood Garden website:

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'David Kirchhoff')

According to the ATP database, it is listed as a mid to late season bloomer and possible rebloomer. It has earned the following AHS awards: Award of Merit: 2003 and Honorable Mention: 2000. It shows a rust susceptibility rating of 4.4. David Kirchhoff is pod and pollen fertile with 35 children currently registered in the Plant Database:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'David Kirchhoff')
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Sep 26, 2015 7:40 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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In my garden David Kirchoff leans toward more purple lavender, some photos show it looking nearly pink. May have to do with bloom bleaching as day goes by. Regardless, my favorite feature on this is the "picotee" (Ruffles edge that is a yellow color) really makes the color pop!
Sep 27, 2015 7:21 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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I purchased H. David Kirchhoff in 2007. I kept records of branching and bud count in 2009, so that year I had 2 scapes. Both had two-way branching. One scape had 6 blooms, the other had 2.

Most years, the blooms were splotchy and misshapen. This picture from 2010 shows that it had grown from 2 to 4-5 fans.
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In 2011, it did okay. I take a lot of pictures, but this is one that I don't have a lot of because #1 there weren't a lot of blooms, and #2 the blooms weren't very pretty. When it does have a good bloom, it is beautiful!
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I noticed the rust resistant score of 4.4 in the database. I don't believe I've seen a lot of rust on DK, because after a discussion on another thread (The thread "Rust Talk 2015" in Daylilies forum) about spider mite damage, maybe that is all I've been seeing all along. What few pictures I have do not show evidence of rust.

I divided and moved it in 2014 to see if it would do better. This year's blooms were only slightly better. I would expect it to take at least another year to settle in, because it has not reached it's specified height of 26", but I now have 13 fans.

Maybe this is just one of those dl's that takes more TLC than I give my plants. I have been thinking about taking this one out of my garden, but I do love the color, so will give it another year or so.
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Sep 27, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I have to agree with blue23rose ,I had to wait all season for a parade of blooms before I could even identify 'David Kirchhoff'. It had been given to me with over twenty other named daylilies, but I was having to ID them as they bloomed and 'David Kirchhoff' kept blooming but with unrecognizable blooms. Finally, the blooms cleared up and became much less splotchy and I was able to recognize it. By the time it quit blooming, it had displayed a few pretty nice blooms, and it did produce quite a few blooms. Being, this was the first season for it to bloom I have hopes it will do better next year.
Edited to add that still the Id remains a mystery, this was not David Kirchhoff.
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Sep 28, 2015 4:52 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Sep 30, 2015 6:06 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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David Kirchoff blooms very well for me with no splotchiness at all. It gave me a rebloom scape this year. I had heard that it was a rust magnet but here in the north I have never had rust on it. Our cold climate doesn't seem to effect it in any way and it is a good increaser. I have never set a pod on it but the bees apparently have at times.
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