Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Cat Dancer

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Sep 26, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Cat Dancer' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1992 by Moore-G..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2012

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Cat Dancer')
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
Region: North Carolina Cat Lover Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
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Sep 26, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Cat Dancer took a while to get adapted to its home in my garden. But once it did wow. I have the pleasure of knowing Gail Moore and very glad to grow this cultivar. Cat Dancer in 2015 was an Award of Merit Winner.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Sep 26, 2016 9:15 PM CST
Cat Dancer took a while to get going for me too. I love its green throat. It does fade in the sun, so I transplanted it where it has a fence post and other plants on one side of it to protect it a little from the afternoon sun. Love the name and love the colors of this daylily.

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Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
Always find the awesome in your day
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Sep 27, 2016 8:33 AM CST
I purchased Cat Dancer this past spring from Petal Pusher and it was planted in a holding pot for the summer. It immediately sent up 2 scapes and bloomed beautifully off of those two scapes for 10-14 days.

The flowers are gorgeous, and they held up well throughout the day (although they weren't in full sun until 12pm-6pm. It has spent the rest of the summer growing strong roots and greenery. Can't wait to see how it performs next year!

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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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Sep 27, 2016 8:51 PM CST
I just got Cat Dancer this spring but it took right off and bloomed well for a first season plant. It hasn't been through a winter here yet so will have to see next spring how well it does.
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Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
Daylilies Hostas Heucheras Cat Lover Echinacea Hybridizer
Irises Region: Georgia
Sep 28, 2016 7:03 AM CST
I acquired CAT DANCER this Spring and planted it in a pot. (My eyes are always bigger than my flower beds...) I wasn't expecting much from a recently dug/divided plant, but it did bloom. Beautiful clear colors on this one. I'll have to wait until it settles in to take performance stats.
Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 7b)
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Region: South Carolina Dog Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Pollen collector Birds Lilies
Dec 6, 2016 8:08 PM CST
I'm sorry I missed this thread as Cat Dancer is one of my all time favorites! It performs very well in South Carolina and multiplies quickly here. The colors are fabulous and I especially love the orange tone in the middle of the watermark and that bright neon green throat is like no other as it glows from the center on both the petals and the sepals! Some photos I've seen of it growing up north don't show the variation in colors that I get here.

A really beautiful daylily that I consider one of the classics along with Beautiful Edgings and Blue Eyed Butterfly!

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Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but the heart as well. ~~Sheila

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