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By ShakespearesGarden on May 22, 2017 6:25 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Phial of Galadriel')

New to my garden this spring
FFE 5-22-17
Lightly fragrant
Scape about 24'
Bloom about 6'

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By RebeccaFriedel on May 21, 2017 8:21 PM, concerning plant: African Blue Basil (Ocimum 'African Blue')

This is my favorite basil. Its flavor is a bit more mellow than sweet basil. I find it blends well with sweet basil when I make pesto, it provides a bit more depth. It's also a beautiful plant.

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By Amazindirt on May 21, 2017 10:11 AM, concerning plant: Scented Geranium (Pelargonium 'Gooseberry')

On this variety, the variegation seems to "green out" as the leaves age. Only the newest leaves show much variegation, at least on my plant.

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By bxncbx on May 21, 2017 7:33 AM, concerning plant: Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana 'Shady Lady Red')

The top side of the leaves are the typical green but the undersides have dark red blotches. See picture in the database.

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By Amazindirt on May 21, 2017 5:11 AM, concerning plant: Hosta 'Mighty Mouse'

'Mighty Mouse' and 'Frosted Mouse Ears' are extremely similar cultivars. However, some reputable websites (including Hallson Gardens and Plant Delights) claim that the light edges on 'Mighty Mouse' are a bit lighter than on 'Frosted Mouse Ears' when they are grown in the same lighting conditions.

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By Amazindirt on May 21, 2017 4:53 AM, concerning plant: Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

'Frosted Mouse Ears' and 'Mighty Mouse' are extremely similar cultivars. However, some reputable websites (including Hallson Gardens and Plant Delights) claim that the light edges on 'Mighty Mouse' are a bit lighter than on 'Frosted Mouse Ears' when they are grown in the same lighting conditions.

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By Hostalady on May 20, 2017 7:05 PM, concerning plant: Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon')

Best lamium variety, flowers the most. Perky, slightly upright growth habit, showy leaf coloration

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By Hostalady on May 20, 2017 5:10 PM, concerning plant: Hosta 'Allan P. McConnell'

Reverted to all green! I had this hosta for 15 years and it gradually reverted to all green within the 1st 5 years.

If you are looking for a good, fast growing, edger hosta, try Golden Tiara. I started with 3 (18 years ago), gradually divided them until I have about 25 plants now and they are all robust. I have never had any of them revert.

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By Australis on May 20, 2017 5:53 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cattleya x schilleriana)

This is not to be confused with the actual species Orchid (Cattleya schilleriana), as the reclassification of species has meant that what once was Lc. x schilleriana is now a member of the Cattleya genus.

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By Amazindirt on May 19, 2017 5:42 PM, concerning plant: Hosta 'Yellow Polka Dot Bikini'

The leaves on this hosta go through a remarkable color change as they age. In the spring they will emerge with wide yellow margins and a dark green center -- but as the year progresses, the margins will become dark and the center will fade, making it look like an entirely different plant.

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By Amazindirt on May 19, 2017 5:31 PM, concerning plant: Philodendron 'Painted Lady'

The leaves on this plant change color throughout the life of the leaf. In a good clone, the leaves will start out bright yellow with slight green mottling. As the leaf matures, it will gradually accumulate more and darker green mottling. By the time the leaf is old, it will be mostly green. Don't ever buy a 'Painted Lady' unless you can see the bright new leaves on the plant being sold or on the seller's stock plant; some poor clones will never show the bright yellow on the new leaves.

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By Amazindirt on May 18, 2017 7:24 PM, concerning plant: Canna Lily (Canna 'Stuttgart')

This canna sunburns easily because of the white leaves, especially if it is kept on the dry side. It is safer to keep it in a shady or semi-shady area; also, providing plenty of water, even placing the canna's container in standing water, will help with sunburn issues.

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By joannakat on May 17, 2017 7:25 PM, concerning plant: Violet (Viola novae-angliae)

This delicate little plant grows wild in the North-central area of Massachusetts and other areas.

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By farmerdill on May 17, 2017 7:03 PM, concerning plant: Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea 'Konan')

This hybrid white variety from Bejo is a 2016 AAS winner. It is an early and reliable perfomer The best variety I have grown to date.

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By ardesia on May 17, 2017 5:03 PM, concerning plant: Bouvardia 'Flamingo Pink'

This is a new plant for me but I can already tell this one has a greater need for water than its cousin the Bouvardia ternifolia. I can find little information on the parentage for this hybrid.

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By ricelg on May 15, 2017 8:30 PM, concerning plant: Echinopsis Hybrid (Echinopsis 'Huascar')

Also called Trichocereus Grandiflorus. Takes full sun well with minimal water.

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By Frillylily on May 15, 2017 12:27 PM, concerning plant: Hosta 'Blackjack'

Flowers are white.

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By chickhill on May 15, 2017 12:01 PM, concerning plant: Pink Wood Sorrel (Oxalis debilis var. corymbosa)

Has quickly become invasive in my flower bed. Spreading to other areas by itself. Dug bulbs out last year and still rampant in same spot this year.

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By CHI_Family2014 on May 15, 2017 8:00 AM, concerning plant: Griffith's Cobra Lily (Arisaema griffithii)

Does anyone know what to expect following germination? Several weeks and still only single stem monocot.

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By ricelg on May 14, 2017 9:09 PM, concerning plant: Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

This plant grew pretty rapidly for me. However, I've had a lot of difficulty getting this to germinate from seed. Scarification is a must.

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