Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Purple Pinwheel

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Mar 1, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Purple Pinwheel' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1985 by Kennedy. (No further information known about this hybridizer.)

Purple Pinwheel is an early to mid-season Bitone or Reverse Bitone bloomer. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 1988 AHS Award. It has 6 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple Pinwheel')
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Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
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Mar 2, 2016 6:52 PM CST
'Purple Pinwheel' is a very old daylily in my garden. It's one of the first I planted years ago. It blooms every summer, mid summer in my Vermont garden. Bloom size about 4 1/2 ", and its a diploid, bitone. In my garden the bloom is purple, not a black purple, with a slightly darker eye, and chartreuse throat. The white midrib markings on the petals distinguishes the bloom and creates that pinwheel effect.

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Mar 3, 2016 12:50 PM CST
Even though I have Purple Pinwheel, I haven't had it very long, so don't really know much about it as far as rust, increase, branching, or bud count. I just know I love the color and since it is a bitone, so much the better!
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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Sep 3, 2018 1:38 PM CST
I have had this plant for several years. It is a very pretty little flower but doesn't have great branching or bud count here in the UK.

It flowers sparsely here, however it has produced pods for me in this very difficult year weatherwise which contained a high number of seeds when most of my other daylilies have aborted pods. I also have a seedling from it which has also produced a very high number of seeds this year.

Can be temperamental as to whether it decides to flower or not each year but having said that I grow in large pots so it might perform differently in the ground. Seems to need ideal conditions to perform well.

It is one of my favourites colourwise, being a rich purple and a bitone to boot, so I always enjoy seeing it when it does flower so have kept it for that reason.

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