Purple Tarantula         
(Gossard, James)  2011 introduction

(Smoke Scream x Skinwalker )
Diploid 52" Mid season Dormant emo fr 8.5" 3-5 way branching  18-25 buds. Fertile both ways. Rebloomer

Purple Tarantula, what a great name, looks just like a giant tarantula. Just wish it had a total of 8 petals and sepals. Purple Tarantula varies in size do to its changing form. Flower size is between 8 and 12 inches. It is a maroon purple with a huge purple eye zone. the throat is very green. Form is UFO cascade. The veining in the throat is outstanding. Because of its super plant habit, branching, flower size, color, form and height, this is one awesome daylily......$75 SOLD OUT

Pollen and pod parents pedigree, from AHS database.
Smoke Scream (Gossard, 2004)
height 42", bloom 6.5", season M, Dormant, Diploid, 15 buds, 3 branches, UFo Crispate , Purple blend with dark purple eye above green white throat. (Starman's Quest × MalachiTE PRISM)
Skinwalker (Roberts-N., 1997)
height 32", bloom 8.5", season M, Dormant, Diploid, Spider Ratio 5.20:1, Lavender blend with a green throat.

Malachite Prism (Doorakian, 1999)
height 36", bloom 4.25", season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, 20 buds, 3 branches, Green and lavender with purple eyezone above large green throat. (SOMEPLACE SPECIAL X sdlg)

Starman's Quest (Burkey, 1989)
height 40", bloom 7", season M, Dormant, Diploid, UFo Crispate , Violet mauve semi-spider with dark purple eyezone and green chartreuse throat. (TRAHLYTA X PERSIAN PATTERN)

Trahlyta (CHILDS-F., 1982)
height 30", bloom 6.5", season EM, Rebloom, Dormant, Diploid, Very Fragrant, Grayed violet with dark purple eyezone and green throat.

Persian Pattern (HARDY, 1966)
height 30", bloom 7", season M, Dormant, Diploid, Spider Ratio 4.60:1, Purple bitone with green yellow throat.