Daylily '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
Registered or introduced: 1967
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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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.



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

Multiplies very well.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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!!


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.