Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Snowflake Empress

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Apr 25, 2017 6:01 PM CST
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'Snowflake Empress' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1995 by Dougherty.

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Snowflake Empress') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Snowflake Empress')
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Apr 25, 2017 7:55 PM CST
Snowflake Empress will be starting its fourth season here. I haven't seen any scapes yet, but probably pretty soon. It is such a pretty daylily, but not really white, has that pale pink tint to it in our garden. The substance is good, and usually blooms above the foliage. So far, it has earned its spot here, and we plan to have it for a long time.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 26, 2017 6:27 AM CST
I decided last season that I wanted another white daylily for my garden and visited my local daylily grower to make my choice. As I walked the daylily fields, Snowflake Empress really stood out. It is a large flower, with heavy substance and a faint pink blush. I purchased a blooming clump and was very pleased with how it settled into my garden and did not miss a beat in blooming. It has come through its first winter beautifully and am looking forward to seeing it this first full season in my garden.
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Apr 26, 2017 12:07 PM CST
It is a dormant and does great here in zone 6b.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 26, 2017 9:17 PM CST
A large off-white flower. Like most Doughertys, vigorous, though it may take a bit to settle in. Heavily ruffled.

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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
May 1, 2017 8:58 PM CST
I have updated pics to show how the same camera can produce different shades. Bloom also changes with sun exposure.

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