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By kniphofia on Jul 7, 2022 7:25 AM, concerning plant: Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea 'Canon J. Went')

Purple toadflax, Linaria purpurea is a really lovely cottage garden perennial. "Canon Went" is a lovely pale pink cultivar. It's a relatively short lived perennial but it seeds around pleasantly. Excess plants are easily removed but it blends very well with many other plants and is a great plant for pollinators. It has a lovely light, airy effect in the garden.

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By adknative on Jul 6, 2022 6:52 PM, concerning plant: Dappled Willow (Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki')

This dappled / variegated willow is (I'm convinced) impossible to kill. Zone 3 winters don't faze it and, with the tri-colour leaves of new growth each spring, I cannot count the number of people who have asked me, "What's that beautiful flowering bush? I've never seen that one before..."

The green & white look like variegated leaves, but that spring blush looks (to the unknowing) like pastel pink flowers. And such a versatile shrub - leave it to grow many stemmed and form a bushy privacy hedge... or prune it to a single stem and make topiary little lollipops ... or let it grow, tree-like as a statement showpiece. Hot, dry summers (we went through a drought, 3 summers ago) do not even set it back... and it's a willow, so it's the perfect solution for a wet spot. Best shrub purchase I ever made.

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By Hembrain on Jul 6, 2022 11:51 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Good Impression')

Good Impression is reblooming this year, even though it has been hot and dry. I don't think it has always done so. I think it liked its new situation with compost last spring. We are in 7a.

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By valleylynn on Jul 5, 2022 4:43 PM, concerning plant: Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Black Tears')

Volkmar Schara said:I don't give the parents anymore for several reasons. The mother is always exactly determined - with the father I cannot be sure! I work in the last years mostly with parents who have not been named yet. Most of the seedings are from very new plants that are still in the trial stage. The plants are always close together and therefore from the group will also be the fathers! However, many plants then fail to make the introduction and are discarded again - so naming the mother doesn't make much sense. Black Tears comes from a seeding of Sweet Little Tears - hence the name - I would also be very interested in the father. From the whole sowing only this seedling was kept! Really a pity, I expected more from Sweet Little Tears - one of my favorite varieties! I hope I could help you a little bit.
Kind regards Volkmar

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By ILPARW on Jul 5, 2022 3:17 PM, concerning plant: Blue Lyme Grass (Leymus arenarius)

This Blue Lyme Grass is a cool season grass from western Europe, often along the seacoasts, that tolerates heat well. I have seen it occasionally in some landscapes in southeast Pennsylvania and it is grown elsewhere in the US and is sold by some larger conventional nurseries and garden centers. It spreads a lot by rhizomes (underground stems). Its foliage is blue, especially if it is the variety of L. arenarius glauca or the cultivar of 'Blue Dune.' The grass flowers resemble wheat. It is too aggressive for most small gardens.

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By hawkeye_daddy on Jul 5, 2022 9:34 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Sunset Rogue-G.Wild')

The catalogue description for this plant read "19" E D 6" bloom; Early. Diamond dusted, creped, and ruffled. Strong rose with slight raised pink rib." It has been discontinued, but was still offered in their catalogue until maybe 2018 or so. Definitely a front of the border plant, and possibly a candidate for growing in a pot. Decent bud count and compact grower.

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By Calif_Sue on Jul 5, 2022 7:08 AM, concerning plant: Regal Pelargonium (Pelargonium 'Maureen')

Young's Mesa Nursery 1985
(Not to be confused with the Fancy Leaf Pelargonium 'Maureen')

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By LoriMT on Jul 4, 2022 11:25 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Blueberry Candy')

I planted Blueberry Candy in March 2017 in a terraced garden dedicated to daylilies in my Zone 7b North Georgia Mountains garden. Some of the daylilies multiplied, forming big clumps and many scapes. Blueberry Candy never thrived. In summer 2022, it had just 2 fans and no scapes. I removed it from my garden.

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By DeweyRooter on Jul 4, 2022 6:17 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Palmetto Princess')

This plant never bloomed for me and is very rust-prone. Do not recommend for southern growers.

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By DeweyRooter on Jul 4, 2022 6:14 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Nosferatu')

This is a lovely plant but is rust-prone.

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