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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Ice Carnival'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Ice Carnival
Hybridized by Childs; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1967

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18 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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9 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive HamptonsGardener On Feb 7, 2014, HamptonsGardener from East Hampton, NY wrote:

One of my favorite daylilies. Lights up the beds and blooms for a relatively long time. Mine grow only in partial sun and do very well.


Positive ms_greenjeans On Aug 15, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have about 15 varieties, and this is one of the two longest-blooming. It has stout stems and produces a large flower. It has a wonderful fragrance. It does tend to be more yellow in part shade, and the spent flowers do like to hang on rather than fall off, but I don't see either of those as a problem. It's mid-August in Zone 4a and this is still blooming and still has buds left to open.

Positive adbjwb On Mar 7, 2008, adbjwb from Madison, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

Multiplies very well.

Positive Mainer On Jan 12, 2008, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Love this oldie. One of the very first whites. In the shade tends to be yellow but it was a breakthrough in daylilies. I plant it near Thomas Hogg Hosta to show each other off.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 21, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Hybridized by Childs, 1967. Very nice daylily; does well in sun or part shade. Lots of flowers; nice color; hardy.

Positive Gindee77 On Jun 25, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a great daylily with very good winter hardiness for my zone 5 garden. It's a very strong presence.

Neutral northgrass On Mar 6, 2005, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Nice large very pale lemon blooms.
A big issue I get from this daylily is that the old blooms do not drop cleanly, often melting on top of new buds, preventing them to open. Of course, if one is so inclined and manually removes the spent bloosoms, this problem would be averted.

Positive WUVIE On Dec 27, 2004, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

A nice white which is inexpensive and easily grown.
The lemony green tones in the throat add a pleasing
tone, especially when combined with other plants of
similar shades in the garden.

Positive pigeon1943 On Oct 27, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

Though this daylily isn't the best white -actually a pale lemon yellow - it is hardy and blooms well after 2/3 years.

Positive cweiner106 On Jun 25, 2003, cweiner106 from Oxford, NC wrote:

This daylily is rated cold hardy to zone 6a and has performed very well for me! Even after 20 inches of snow and two 5-8 inch ice storms (and no mulch), it is bigger and better than last year and in full bloom in June!!

Neutral Rootsie On Nov 14, 2002, Rootsie from Fredericton

I had pronounced "Ice Carnival" RIP in my garden two years ago, when SURPRISE it bloomed this July. I guess it is more of a survivor than I thought.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California
Geyserville, California
Santa Barbara, California
Waterbury, Connecticut
Jacksonville, Florida
Snellville, Georgia
Carol Stream, Illinois
Hampton, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Solsberry, Indiana
Clive, Iowa
Mc Gregor, Iowa
Frankfort, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ferriday, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Westminster, Maryland
Florence, Massachusetts
Brown City, Michigan
Gladwin, Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Southfield, Michigan
Excelsior, Minnesota
Hopkins, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Madison, Mississippi
Brunswick, Missouri
Auburn, New Hampshire
Munsonville, New Hampshire
East Hampton, New York
Glens Falls, New York
Jefferson, New York
Niagara Falls, New York (2 reports)
Schroon Lake, New York
Concord, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Oxford, North Carolina
Felicity, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Depoe Bay, Oregon
Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon
Conway, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
River Falls, Wisconsin
Tomah, Wisconsin

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