Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Roses in Snow

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Dec 9, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Roses in Snow' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1999 by Dan Hansen. Dan hybridizes at Ladybug Daylilies in Geneva, Florida. More information can be found on his website: http://ladybugdaylilies.com/

Roses in Snow is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has a 2.4 rust resistance rating. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 2003 and Award of Merit: 2006. It is pod and pollen fertile with pod and pollen fertile with 62 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/29070/

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Roses in Snow') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Roses in Snow')
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Dec 9, 2015 10:20 PM CST
I love this daylily. The light edge is a beautiful feature. It did not flower the year I planted it, nor the second year being in my garden. The third year it showed off its blooms. It did achieve the registered height and bloom size once it got settled in. I tried pollinating this year, it set a few pods but they didn't keep. We did have some hot days this summer. I'll try again next year.

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Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
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ARoseblush
Dec 10, 2015 1:52 AM CST
'Roses In Snow', a very old favorite that was first planted 7 yrs.ago. It gets very little attention from me except for some alfalfa meal in the Springtime. It is an early bloomer in my Vermont garden, with no rebloom. It is always my first red flower to bloom, and in its simplicity defined with an almost opaque white edge outline around the very tip of its red ruffled face. Green throat. Striking.


Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Dec 10, 2015 6:19 AM CST
I used to have Roses in Snow. I had it for about 5 years. It was a very nice plant and a great plant to hybridize with but I gave it away, simple because I did not like the flowers blooming so low in the foliage. It always bloomed that way in my yard. I did get a lot of seed from it but the seed had to be dried an extra amount of time or the seeds always rotted.
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Dec 10, 2015 10:11 PM CST
RIS grows and blooms well in zone 6
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Dec 10, 2015 10:24 PM CST
Blooms do not fully open, stay cupped or trumpet like. If you like that sort of shape. The edging is prominent and consistent, and it grows fast for me, does bloom close to the foliage-not tall, has more of a wide spreading shape. Looks lovely planted next to a creamy color dl for companion. Flowers have good substance.
Another really nice red/white edge is Pocket Change (LOVE it) and another is Mary Alice Stokes. Both have prominent edges.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Dec 13, 2015 6:26 AM CST
Roses in Snow is a pretty bloom, but I had it in a mostly shaded area for 5 years or so. Then moved it to a sunnier location 2 years ago. To be fair, it has probably not performed well or multiplied much due to the shady location.

I love the white edge it displays on the petals and the warm red color. It has not had an issue with rust in my zone 6b garden. The scapes are sturdy which is a trait I really like and it blooms in mid-June here.

This picture is from 2011. I bought a double fan in July 2009. It does bloom down in the foliage as @Hemlady stated. I've kept it because of the blooms, but as my space becomes more limited, I can see that this may be one that I might get rid of.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Dec 13, 2015 7:41 AM CST
Thank you very much Becky and Larry for the acorns!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Dec 13, 2015 7:49 AM CST
I do not have this cultivar, but I do have several seedlings from it as the pod parent. Of course the seedlings I have, used another red bloom cultivar to cross with it (Mama's Cherry Pie). I get compliments on the blooms when people see them. The red with the white bordered petals is such a pretty contrast. Some of mine are well above the foliage, so the MCP pollen parent must be providing the height for some of my seedlings. The scapes are some of the sturdiest of any seedlings I grow.

This is a pedigree chart of 4 of my seedlings:

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Note: I saw in the database that someone named "Otte" registered several seedlings of this same cross. Only one registration has a photo though. (sigh) Why do hybridizers do that? Register and name a cultivar (2003) yet provide no photos in the AHS database.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Dec 13, 2015 8:05 AM CST
Becky, I am so glad you posted the pedigree chart! I was wracking my brain trying to figure out the connection between Whooperee and Roses in Snow. I have both and knew they were connected, now I know it was Mama's Cherry Pie!

I have wondered the same thing about registered daylilies. One would think that the hybridizer has to have pictures after studying a dl for a few years. I don't understand either why there would be no picture Confused
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Dec 13, 2015 8:20 AM CST
Vickie - Confused Hmmmm .... from my pedigree chart, there is no connection between Whooperee and Roses in Snow ..... except that Whooperee is the pod parent of Mama's Cherry Pie. But I do think that there is some resemblance between RIS and MCP in bloom appearance though. Which confused me at first when trying to ID the parents of my seedlings .... only to find out, of course, that BOTH are parents of my 4 seedlings. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

I do get really irritated when I look up a cultivar on AHS and there isn't a photo. Why even bother to register a daylily if you can't even provide a photo of a single bloom? Where is any kind of proof that this cultivar even exists? Grrrr ....

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Frillylily
Dec 13, 2015 1:18 PM CST
I could understand years ago that a photo may not be submitted w registration, but nowadays cameras are in every back pocket, purse and phone all over the place. No reason to register a dl w/o a photo IMO.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Dec 14, 2015 8:15 AM CST
I agree I do think nowadays you are supposed to submit a photo. I always had to. I would think it is a problem with the very old cultivars. Too bad they can't get pics of them because I would like to see what some of the very old ones look like.
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