Hemerocallis Arctic Snow, or Daylily Arctic Snow, is a hardy, reliable perennial which will come back every year and grace your garden with its showy exotic creamy white flowers. It received the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2012 because of its many desirable qualities for UK gardeners.
Hemerocallis first arrived from China and the Far East in the 1600’s, and since then many cultivars and hybrids have been developed. Hemerocallis Arctic Snow was first introduced in 1985, and has been a favourite of UK gardeners ever since. In spring the narrow leaves emerge, followed by the large (14 cm across) creamy white flowers, with slightly ruffled edges, yellow-green throats and contrasting black anthers. Fragrant as well, the flowers of Daylily Arctic Snow will attract bees and butterflies to your summer garden, before they stop blooming in early autumn.
Hardy in all but the coldest regions of the UK, Hemerocallis Arctic Snow will grow in a few years to a clump with a height and spread of 60 cm. Remove dead flower stalks and leaves as required, and cut back the leaves after a hard frost.
Daylily Arctic Snow will adapt to a variety of different growing conditions. While Hemerocallis prefer well drained fertile loam, they will also grow well in clay or chalk soil. Ideally, plant out your Hemerocallis Arctic Snow in well-drained fertile soil which will not dry out in the summer, in full sun or dappled shade, in an exposed or sheltered position with a south, east or west aspect.
Hemerocallis Arctic Snow is a versatile garden plant which can be used to advantage in a variety of different spots. Well-suited to container gardening, a Daylily Arctic Snow plant will do well in a large pot on a rooftop terrace or in a courtyard, where its attractive spring foliage and flowers from July to September will be a welcome and fragrant addition in a limited space. Hemerocallis Arctic Snow is also a natural for inclusion in a mixed border, either in full sun or in the shade of a tree, where its summer flowers will take over once the spring flowering plants are finished for the year, providing a reliable long season of blooms.
Hemerocallis Arctic Snow will be a welcome addition to a garden, large or small, city or country, with its long season of fragrant, beautiful white flowers!
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