|AHS link:||AHS Daylily Cultivar Info|
|Year of Registration or Introduction:||1955|
|Scape height:||32 inches|
|Bloom size:||6 inches|
|Color description:||velvety red black self|
|AHS Awards:||Honorable Mention: 2003
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
|Propagation: Seeds:||Will not come true from seed
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
|Child plants:||54 child plants|
'Black Plush' was a featured
Plant of the Day for December 13, 2016.
|Claudia||On June 17, 2015||Obtained plant
Just received this plant today from another ATP member. She was very generous. Have meant to add it for years & now I finally have it. Thank you Debra!
|piksihk||On March 16, 2016||Transplanted
HW in daylily bed
|Friesfan1||On October 25, 2018||Miscellaneous Event
Plant has yet to bloom for me. Kept same location.
|csandt||On September 8, 2016||Obtained plant|
|Seedfork||On May 5, 2018||Bloomed
First bloom on this plant ever in my garden.
|Seedfork||On April 15, 2018||Miscellaneous Event
First scape ever on this plant in my garden.
|Seedfork||On April 7, 2017||Obtained plant
Received from In The Neighborhood Daylilies
|MrKGDickie||On April 20, 2021||Miscellaneous Event
At some point in 2000-2001, I bought a daylily at Lowe's Home Improvement. It had a tag that said Maya Purple, although I've since lost the tag. I planted it in the ground, but then dug it up. It spent a year in a bag of sand, and was then potted at some point between 2012 and 2013. The point of all this is that time hasn't been kind to this plant, which until yesterday was a NoID purchased under an alternate name.
That said, this plant is very vigorous in my Zone 7b garden. I'll post pics of the clumps early last spring and now mid-spring. The increase is significant, with the clumps expanding outward in a neat circle. The increase/crowding hasn't seemed to hamper blooming thus far.
After many years of trying to ID this cultivar, I ran across a thumbnail image of Black Plush yesterday. I thought, "That's it!" I read the details (few, given the cultivar's age) and looked up growers' online listings. Other than the fact that my plants' scapes haven't reached 32", everything matches. Even the fact that this 1955 cultivar won an award in 2003 seems to support that it was mass-marketed in the years leading up to that.
I'm happy to say that I grow Black Plush! I'll add pics soon.
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