Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Arctic Snow

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Sep 7, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Arctic Snow' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1985 by Grace Stamile. See Grace (and husband, Pat's) website for information about the daylilies they grow in Arroyo Grande, CA:

For more information about Grace (and Pat), read Char's thread: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

Artic Snow is a mid-season extended bloomer. It shows a 2.3 rust resistance rating. It has earned the following AHS awards: Award of Merit: 1992 and Honorable Mention: 1989. It is pod and pollen fertile with 137 registered children currently:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Arctic Snow')
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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Sep 7, 2016 7:25 PM CST
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Sep 8, 2016 4:04 AM CST
It grows well here and is dependable. I'd prefer it a few inches taller. Not the whitest white in the garden, but it does whiten up as the day progresses.

With Frank Teele:
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Sep 8, 2016 9:46 AM CST
Wow, Arctic Snow sure is a pretty one!

@mantisOh, you should upload your lovely photo to the database!
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Name: Skipper
Hamilton, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Sep 9, 2016 3:39 PM CST
Arctic Snow is the best white in my collection. A prolific bloomer, it looks great in arrangements with pink and rose colored daylilies. It forms strong clumps and is a great increaser. What makes it particularly endearing to me are the black anthers, which stand out against the creamy white blossems. Unlike many whites, the blooms of Arctic Snow stand up against rain showers.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Sep 10, 2016 7:49 AM CST
Arctic Snow has grown well for me here. I moved it last year and it did not bloom well this year. We also suffered through a drought this year, and that affected the bloom on all my daylilies, especially recently planted ones. It has always been a reliable bloomer in the past, though.
Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
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Sep 15, 2016 3:17 AM CST
Here in gulf coast Texas, rust is abundant. Arctic Snow has survived very well, good rust resistant and blooms easily. Does well in my garden, where it's been for several years.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Sep 15, 2016 5:20 AM CST
Arctic Snow put on a show for me this year with all the rain we had. It even got taller than the 23" it is registered, which I don't remember it getting this tall before. As you can see in the picture, it is about the same height, if not taller, than Sacred Drummer right behind it (SD is registered at 29").

Only two-way branching and maybe 10-12 buds, but I too, like @cottlepg said, love the contrast of the black anthers against the creamy white petals.

I have not had a problem with rust, but I don't see a lot of rust here anyway. It blooms from mid-June to just after 4th of July here in my zone 6b garden.

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This kind of shows the branching and bud count.
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