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By sedumzz on Jan 16, 2022 12:04 PM, concerning plant: Sundew (Drosera occidentalis subsp. australis)

The epithet "australis" refers to how it's native to South Western Australia.

It has red leaf pads, and long red petioles. Very compact. Long flower stalks, with white flowers and red sepals. White stamens.

In its natural habitat, it lives in sandy soils.

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By sedumzz on Jan 16, 2022 11:59 AM, concerning plant: Sundew (Drosera androsacea)

The epithet "androsacea" refers to the flowers of Androsacea, commonly known as the Rock Jasmine, which also means "shield-like".

This plant has round green leaf pads and petioles. Red dew with varying lengthed "spikes". Petiole is quite long and sparse. Long ellipse-shaped white petals with dark-red conjunction, and 5 long and thin stamens.

In the natural habitat, it grows in white loamy soils or in laterite gravels.

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By arctangent on Jan 16, 2022 11:50 AM, concerning plant: Dahlia 'Bloomquist Tamara'

Flower form for Bloomquist Tamara. Dahlia World gives the form as fimbriated. [Bloomquist Tamara M.Fim. R. 2009 bloomquist USA ads12]

My limited photo evidence of the blooms suggests that the petal tips are not significantly split or serrated, but the petals are very narrow, curled or twisted, and revolute through most, if not all, of their length. To my inexpert eye, the blooms appear more like a cactus type than anything else. I offer this observation with the caveat that dahlia blooms do not always behave true to their cultivar standards, either in form or color. The blooms I've seen might be anomalous.

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By adknative on Jan 16, 2022 11:40 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Earth Music')

I have now had Earth Music for five years - large flowers on about 2 1/5-foot scapes. For me it flowers in midseason. I had to move it last year, it was in an area where work needed to be on the property, but it did put out a couple of flowers in spite of being moved.

I find this daylily carefree: no rust, no diseases, no pests. I expect it will return to producing blooms well again this year, but time will tell.

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By adknative on Jan 16, 2022 11:24 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Dynamite Returns')

Dynamite Returns aka Passionate Returns is a small-flowered daylily, but it more than makes up for the size of the bloom by how prolifically it flowers. It performs extremely well here in zone 3, disease-free and pest-free for the five years I have been growing it. Added plus: it's fragrant, too.

But the real winner is how very long it flowers for me here... it begins around the middle of July (fairly early, as my very earliest daylilies begin the last week of June) - but it continues well into August and, so long as we do not have a dry season, blooms profusely nearly to the end of summer. Not quite as close to 'everblooming' as Stella d'Oro, for example, but much longer than most.

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By adknative on Jan 16, 2022 10:50 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Dimensional Shift')

Dimensional Shift is gorgeous! Reliably hardy in zone 3, I think it actually grows a bit taller than the 26-inch scapes it's listed for. It blooms in midseason here in northern NYS mountains but stands out very well in the gardens.

This daylily complements whatever you have planted nearby and, when companioned by deeper maroon or burgundy blooms ... such as Dominic, American Revolution or Midnight Magic ... or against purple foliage (such as Rose Wine barberry, or many of the ninebarks) it really pops!

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By adknative on Jan 16, 2022 10:31 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Dewy Sweet')

I've only had Dewy Sweet for two years, but it has done very well here in zone 3. Unlike some daylilies, this plant has had zero issues with any rust or disease in the gardens. The blooms seem to be consistently a deep, rich "caramel cream with bright red eyezone above green throat" as described, though I see pics from other gardens where it is much more pale and more pink.

It is double 'most' of the time but has single blooms on occasion. Smaller than the flowers of many daylilies, there is no fragrance that I can detect. Despite it's zone 5 listing, I find it very hardy here in zone 3. It's charming near the mid-fore section of the border and I would certainly recommend it.

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By adknative on Jan 16, 2022 10:23 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Destined to See')

I added 'Destined to See' to my zone 3 gardens three summers ago and I love this daylily. The blooms are in the medium range (nearly the stretch of my open hand), on sturdy scapes (about the 2-foot height noted) ... possibly just a bit under. It flowers well in midseason here, despite the zone 5 listing.

The plant has filled out, begun to multiply - and like so many others here, it has displayed the occasional polymerous bloom. We do have very snowy winters, which offers excellent insulation, but I would suggest 'Destined to See' for other cold-climate gardeners. It's beautiful.

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By sedumzz on Jan 16, 2022 10:19 AM, concerning plant: Drosera allantostigma

The epithet "allantostigma " refers to the word Greek word "allantoeid├ęs", which means "sausage-shaped", and the word "stigma", which.... means.... "stigma".

This species is only found in the wild at Hill River, Western Australia. This plant's natural habitat is sandy peat soils.

Teardrop shaped leaf pads, with red dew and orange-green leaf pads. Somewhat conical green petioles. White blooms with 3 round maroon stamens.

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By sedumzz on Jan 16, 2022 10:10 AM, concerning plant: Shaggy Sundew (Drosera scorpioides 'Giant')

Squiggly, golden-orange leaf pads on curled green petioles. A tall growing variety. Large flowers are white or light pink.

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