Carol ( @csandt
), that is not unrealistic to expect at all. Claudia, I'm sure you will love it!
As others have said, this is an early bloomer and it's really pretty...its color gives off the effect of glowing embers. Here is a picture of it in my 5b garden:
I also get a fairly high incidence of poly blooms on black plush for some reason (even though it isn't considered a poly), which is pretty neat. I'm not sure if it's weather-related or not, but whatever it is, it seems to only impact my Black Plush, so if you get excited about an extra petal or two on a daylily bloom, Black Plush is likely to give you that.
I also find Black Plush's form to be rather appealing. It's an older bloom and looks like the older spider forms, but the fact that it's near-black instead of orange or yellow makes it appear more modern than it is.
Black Plush is a good pollen parent, but a rather poor pod parent for hybridizing.
Interesting point of note: I won a best in category (small blooms) award at a local show for Black Plush one year.
Overall: I would definitely recommend Black Plush to anyone interested in unusual form daylilies, dark daylilies, or even just daylilies in general. It isn't in my list of top five favorites in my garden, but it is definitely a daylily that I don't intend to get rid of.
Edited to fix a naming mishap on my part.