Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Nosferatu

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 18, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Nosferatu' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1990 by Curt Hanson. Curt does his hybridizing at Crintonic Gardens in Gates Mills, Ohio: http://crintonic.com/

Nosferatu is an mid-season bloomer. It has a rust resistance rating of 1.2. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 1997 and Award of Merit: 2000. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 46 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/14754/

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Nosferatu') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Nosferatu')
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Aug 18, 2016 8:58 PM CST
Was great this summer. Hasn't been a fast multiplier here, but is a sturdy plant. Several inches taller than registered height.

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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer
Bedmaker
Aug 18, 2016 9:08 PM CST
I would agree with mantisOH about it being several inches taller than its registered height. I find that it increases at a fairly normal rate. It doubles its size each year. I would certainly give it room as the fans are large. I have hybridized with it and it is pollen and pod fertile.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Sep 30, 2016 11:16 AM CST
I acquired 6 fans of this cultivar in April 2016. It is and continues to be potted up to be transplanted into a raised bed this Fall (soon). It bloomed for me in mid-June. I was not expecting to like it so much, but the color is an amazing deep purple. It is difficult for my camera to photograph it accurately. Here in the heat of summer, it does tend to slick as the day wears on, but I suspect it could do well in a partial shady spot. Which is where I am planning to transplant it.

It is currently at 5 large fans. I don't know what happened to the 6th fan. I didn't take stats on it this year, but here are three photos of it during blooming:

Early morning bloom (in shade) shows the true color:
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This close-up shows the even darker color. But it is actually darker than this:
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Sunny afternoon bloom shows slicking. Probably would do better in some afternoon shade:
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