Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Big Snowbird

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

'Big Snowbird' is a diploid introduced in 1990 by Millikan-B. No further information on this hybridizer.

Big Snowbird is a mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: JC: 1991 and Honorable Mention: 2002. It has a 2.3 rust resistance rating. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 10 children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/12002/

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Big Snowbird') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Big Snowbird')
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
May 10, 2016 8:56 PM CST
This cultivar was one of my suggestions for the Daylily of the Day. I received a 5-fan small clump of Big Snowbird and planted it into a new raised bed on December 28, 2015. In March, it started producing 3 scapes. On April 4, it had it's first bloom since being relocated and transplanted from the North to the South. Perfect and beautiful bloom! It bloomed for about a month with it's last bloom on the 3 scapes on May 6. Well, today when I was out in the garden, I noticed that a 4th scape is emerging from the clump. I don't believe that it is a re-bloom scape. It is coming off one of the 2 fans that had not produced a scape yet. I am thrilled!

It's first scapes were between 21" - 23" with 5" blooms. (So they are shorter/smaller than what the hybridizer listed.) Once this plant settles in after a year, that should all increase. There are rusty cultivars in the raised bed, but I've not seen any rust on any foliage of this cultivar yet.

Thank you Karen (kousa) for sharing this beautiful daylily cultivar with me.

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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
May 11, 2016 7:56 PM CST
Like many dips, it takes a while to establish, but is around 30 inches here. Blooms are quite upfacing. Nice piecrust. A cream, with greenish yellow tones, but appears fairly white in the garden. Quite vigorous. Wish the blooms looked more at me.





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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
May 11, 2016 9:24 PM CST
I love this daylily for its reliable reblooming trait. It is the only daylily blooming when everything else is done at the end of the season. You are so welcome Becky. Really happy to hear that it performs well for you too. Thumbs up
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
May 12, 2016 6:05 AM CST
Interesting about the rebloom, Karen. But haven't had it here yet--we're obviously colder.

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