Past Plants of the Day forum→Daylily of the Day: Addie Branch Smith

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Oct 11, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Addie Branch Smith' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1977 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). .

Addie Branch Smith is a mid-season extended bloomer. It is pod and pollen fertile with 2 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Addie Branch Smith') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Addie Branch Smith')
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Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Oct 11, 2016 7:00 PM CST
In my smaller patch, the mark of a good daylily is will I reorder it if something happens to the original. Addie Branch Smith is such a daylily. I lost it many years ago for some reason and went a couple of years without it. I never forgot it however, and finally ordered a new one. It is a vigorous daylily and has been divided many times since. I find it is a complimentary color in combination with almost every other plant so placement is easy if you remember it is a smaller flowered daylily. Who doesn't have room for this cutie?.........Maryl

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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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Oct 11, 2016 7:22 PM CST
I bought this daylily years ago for my mom and divided one clump for her this summer this summer. Truthfully, I took a huge shovelful of clump, brought it home and took it apart. After 4 years in the ground, the half-clump I took yielded about 20 fans. I planted double fans and most of them have fanned out already. I transplanted these babies in early August and they settled in and took off! I had enough left over to give my daughter a potful of Addie Branch Smith too... (infecting yet another victim, er, I mean daylily-lover)

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This photo is from the clump prior to division... It's a bit down in the foliage- we'll see how it does here.
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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Oct 12, 2016 2:13 AM CST
I was so surprised today, to see that this Daylily was also one that Pauline Henry had bred! From 1994 to 2006 I was gathering a modest collection of the Sloam series that Pauline is renowned for, and had forgotten that some of hers did not bear the Siloam name (the name of the town where Pauline lived). I have always enjoyed Addie Branch Smith, since purchasing her from the Red Lane Garden Nursery in 2004. She has lovely colour, form and substance and shows us many beautiful blooms. Out of so many pictures taken, four of which are already in the Database, I'm glad to have the opportunity to share a few more. The time of day and the weather seem to make slight differences in how her colours show.

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Although Addie Branch Smith has only a 4 to 5 inch blossom, I find she has quite a presence in the garden, and an abundance of blooms. I heartily recommend her to anyone who is game to try her out.

Name: Bob
Northeast Florida (Zone 9a)
Jan 20, 2020 10:27 PM CST
I got it as a bonus from Oakes. I asked only for an evergreen or SEV. They shipped this dormant. I thought I would see if it could handle the heat down here so I kept it. It got bad rust almost immediately so I pitched it. Probably best in northern gardens where dormants thrive and there is no rust.

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