Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Forsyth White Clouds') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Lefever
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 26 inches
Bloom size: 6.5 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rebloom
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: near white self with green throat

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: sdlg x Barbara Mitchell
Child plants: one child plant

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Comments:
Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Aug 24, 2014 6:07 PM

Forsyth White Clouds is the first near-white daylily I ever bought, and because I loved it so much I've added several more. The flowers are large and eye-catching. It is pretty close to white to my eyes, unlike some others I've bought. It did very well for years in a smallish raised bed with other daylilies. However, it suffered greatly from the very cold winter we had and the cool, wet spring. I'm hoping it's still alive as I have 1 small fan that might be it. The NYBG also had this variety planted in the ground and it appeared to have died also. Despite being a dormant it appears to be less hardy than other daylilies in very cold temperatures.

Edited to add an update (7/10/19): The small fan survived and has slowly increased. The last two years (with mild winters and no late freezes) it has bloomed fairly well. I don't think it will ever be completely hardy for me but I've moved it to a fairly sheltered spot to give it a good chance of surviving.

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