Hardiness: 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: Non-patented
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: Single
Bloom Color: Cream/Tan
Color Patterns: Self
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Foliage Habit: Dormant (dor.)
Awards (if applicable): Award of Merit (or runner-up) Honorable Mention Junior Citation
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.
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.
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!!
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 Las Lomas, California Mission Canyon, California Waterbury, Connecticut Jacksonville, Florida Snellville, Georgia Carol Stream, Illinois Hampton, Illinois Macy, Indiana Solsberry, Indiana Clive, Iowa Macgregor, 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 Nelson, New Hampshire 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 Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Leesburg, Virginia Kalama, Washington River Falls, Wisconsin Tomah, Wisconsin