Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylilies of the Day: Purple Cheetah

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Sep 29, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Purple Cheetah' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2006 by Gossard.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2010
Award of Merit: 2014

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple Cheetah') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple Cheetah')
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Sep 30, 2015 11:47 AM CST
I don't know anything about PC, but I want it Lovey dubby
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 30, 2015 11:54 AM CST
Wow!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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floota
Sep 30, 2015 2:05 PM CST
PURPLE CHEETAH is one of my favorites. The color and the "splotching" are very attractive and give it distinction, IMHO. It does show a "cooler" look when photographed in the early AM. In my zone 6/7 garden, it has increased well and is a vigorous bloomer. I've only had it for three years. This one will be on the Stout Medal list soon, and will likely have a good shot to win that award.

Here are a couple of pics taken here at different times of the day. The first was taken very early AM, the second mid- morning, the last on a cooler morning .
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 30, 2015 3:37 PM CST
I don't have it, but it is definitely one that is on my wish list. Very, very unique looking blooms! I am quite taken with it!

Here is Gossard's webpage about it: http://www.daylilynet.com/purple_cheetah.htm

The price is coming down and will one day be in my price range .... Thumbs up Smiling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 30, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Wow, 'Purple Cheetah' sure is a beauty!!

@beckygardener Do dormant DL's do well that far south in Sebastian? I'm new to Daylilies and I heard that since I live in Florida I should only go with semi-evergreen or evergreen types. I'm 100 miles north of you but we'll be moving down to Sebastian next May. The DL's I currently have are all evergreen or semi-evergreen (all in containers) and if they survive until then, they are coming south with us! Green Grin!
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 30, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Wowzer!! Another one added to my list!
Natalie
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Sep 30, 2015 6:28 PM CST
I do know someone who grows it here in Springfield and it multiplies and does well for her.

Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Sep 30, 2015 6:53 PM CST
Julie, we need to talk:)
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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Oct 1, 2015 3:29 AM CST
I have Purple Cheetah! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
I bought it a month ago, so it is still more like a kitten Hilarious!

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I'm looking forward to next summer when it will bloom for me Lovey dubby

It reminded me of Gossards (2008) Upgrade, another 'kitten' in my garden Rolling on the floor laughing
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Upgrade')

(I REALLY love Gossards DL's nodding )

Mayo

a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Oct 1, 2015 8:13 AM CST
It's been added to my long, long list!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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dormantsrule
Oct 1, 2015 8:20 AM CST
I will add that here in 7A, PC loses it's "cheetah spots" in high humidity. I sent 4 fans to a friend in 10A and he reports that he only saw the spots in early spring and then PC experienced summer dormancy. So it makes me curious as to how PC does in a dry high heat state like Arizona.

Also, for whatever reason, thrips seem to leave PC alone.

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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Oct 24, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Love this one! I have had it in my garden since 2014 and it grows well, blooms fantastic. Shorter than the registered 32" but that might show as I give it time to clump up. I did not try to set pod. Pollen works.

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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Dec 6, 2015 8:29 PM CST
Woohoo...I got double fan which turned out to be four fans from Oak Hill Daylilies. I can't wait to see if it blooms this spring.
Pat236

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