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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Siloam Merle Kent'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Siloam Merle Kent
Hybridized by Henry; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Flower Size:
Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)
Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Annie T. Giles Award (or runner-up)
Don C. Stevens Award (or runner-up)
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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3 positives
2 neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wkaiser On Apr 23, 2010, wkaiser from Marietta, IL wrote:

A great edging daylily that blooms from mid -June throughout July and into August. The color varies with soil ph and sun exposure. My daylilies are a unique lilac pink ( a purple coneflower coloring) with a dark burgundy eye with some ruffling on edges.. They increase nicely and flower well even in partial sun/shade. They do not need protection in our zone 5 garden which experiences harsh freeze/thaw cycles and drying winter winds.

Negative rebloomnut On Jan 9, 2010, rebloomnut from Cut Bank, MT (Zone 3a) wrote:

purchased through Wayside Gardens years ago and it never bloomed as beautifully as the photo. A very muddy plum color and the eye was not any better. Was quite dark. grown in full sun but never much increase either. Finally traded with a fellow DG member as think it may be my climate. That or it was a cheap import.

Positive Aphthona On Mar 2, 2009, Aphthona from Fargo, ND (Zone 4b) wrote:

This cultivar has done well for me in the Red River Valley of the North (zone 4b). I submitted a picture of a random double flower

Neutral Mainer On Jan 25, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

I got my fan of Merle Kent in 2005 and it bloomed in 2006 but now it is 2008 and I have yet to see another bloom on it. I have this in partial shade and it might need full sun. Will move this summer if it does not bloom.

Negative June_Ontario On Jul 21, 2006, June_Ontario from Rosemont, ON (Zone 4a) wrote:

There seems to be some variation in the pinkness of the flower. Some photos show a blue-ish pink, others
a peachy-pink. Has the name been given to two different plants? The plant I am growing has a bloom that is flesh pink with a red ring around the throat and looks unpleasantly like a wound; not the "orchid" that I was expecting. I believe my supplier imported the plant from Klehm Nurseries.

Neutral mystic On Jan 30, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

3.5" orchid blooms with a purple eye,18" scapes

Positive kennedy On Oct 7, 2002, kennedy from Bagdad, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This cultivar has also won the Florida Sunshine Cup twice, once in 1990 and again in 1995


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lula, Georgia
Tunnel Hill, Georgia
Marietta, Illinois
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Seymour, Indiana
Durham, Maine
South China, Maine
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Cut Bank, Montana
Auburn, New Hampshire
Sandown, New Hampshire
Fargo, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Hugo, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
North Augusta, South Carolina
Clover, Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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