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By Australis on Sep 22, 2017 3:45 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Tracyanum Alexander 'NH')

This is a known tetraploid and one of New Horizon Orchids' stock. Andy Easton comments that it is more a hobbyist plant than a commercial type.

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By RoseBlush1 on Sep 20, 2017 7:46 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'White Delight')

I have found 'White Delight' to be a prolific bloomer in my garden in the mountains of northern California. In the summer, my climate has low humidity and high temperatures. 'White Delight', growing own root, is a strong, healthy plant. I don't think I could ask for a better garden rose.

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By farmerdill on Sep 20, 2017 6:43 PM, concerning plant: Bell Pepper (Capsicum anuum 'Lynx')

A good producer of large blocky fruits. Red when ripe. Not as disease resistant as Socrates but performed ok under my conditions.

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By bxncbx on Sep 20, 2017 5:58 PM, concerning plant: Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Flambe Red')

Flambé Red is advertised as a color-changing pansy. Flowers start out as a vibrant purplish-red. As the flowers age the color lightens to almost a rose red. I find both colors to be attractive.

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By m33jones2 on Sep 20, 2017 1:56 PM, concerning plant: Moonflower (Ipomoea 'Don Diego de Dia Blanca')

This says the height is 6-12", and the spread is 7-10'...
Mine is growing up a post to around 8' high, spreading as far as at least 12' in each direction.

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By bxncbx on Sep 20, 2017 7:32 AM, concerning plant: Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana 'Shady Lady Pink')

Shady Lady Pink has flowers that range from white with a blush of pink to very pale pink. I believe the Shady Lady varieties prefer to be planted in full shade. I have the pink planted in partial shade and it started dying back during the height of summer. The red variety that is planted in full shade has done much better. Neither has bloomed as much as my Tempo series however.

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By Australis on Sep 20, 2017 12:20 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Falcon Cascade 'New Horizon')

This plant is one of New Horizon Orchids' stock and is both a known tetraploid and an alba. The name is an unfortunate combination of its pod parent (Falcon) with one of its grandparents (Golden Cascade); in reality, this has strongly upright spikes.

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By Weedwhacker on Sep 19, 2017 3:17 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Viva Italia')

I've grown this variety for a number of years and it has never failed to produce well, despite being one of the first to succumb to disease every year. This year and last year I've been growing it inside a high-tunnel greenhouse and it has been disease free and continued to produce tomatoes all season long. The tomatoes are essentially always blemish free, slightly firm, tasty, and great for using in a salad as well as for making sauce, salsa, juice, etc. They are easy to pick, not the type that needs to be cut off the vine with scissors, and yet they don't fall to the ground with a touch or bump either. The skin does tend to be a bit thicker than many tomatoes, but it isn't unpleasantly so even for eating fresh and it makes peeling easy. I would note that one of the comments indicates that it is an open-pollinated type, but the seeds I have purchased have always been listed as hybrid. It also tends to get taller than most determinate types, mine usually get to about 5 feet tall.

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By wildflowers on Sep 19, 2017 1:38 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Amethyst Cream Cherry')

My favorite thing about this tomato is how pretty it looks. It made some really nice looking salads and looked elegant on a snack tray. The flavor was a little on the mild side, a little sweet and a little tang. It's going on my grow again list.

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By wildflowers on Sep 19, 2017 11:43 AM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Chocolate Pear')

This is easily the most productive tomato I've grown. I mean it pumped out hundreds of yummy, sweet cherry sized tomatoes and didn't stop for months! We had a hard time keeping up! Definitely a keeper.

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By m33jones2 on Sep 17, 2017 11:22 PM, concerning plant: Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum 'Southern Beauty')

Flue cured

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By bxncbx on Sep 16, 2017 3:42 PM, concerning plant: Bellflower (Campanula Fancy MEE®)

Since I purchased this plant I had it under grow lights indoors. It has been a non-stop blooming machine!

I have recently moved it outdoors in order to harden it off in preparation for planting outdoors. It is still blooming and is outperforming my campanula (Blue Clips) that is planted in a raised bed.

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By Zebraduck on Sep 16, 2017 1:03 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Riesentraube')

Great tomato. One of the few that survived the heat of the summer and kept producing

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By Baja_Costero on Sep 16, 2017 11:31 AM, concerning plant: Bromeliad (Deuterocohnia lorentziana)

Mound-forming, highly branched terrestrial bromeliad comprised of many small rosettes with spiky leaves. Can spread out quite a bit over an extended period and be impressive in old age. Tubular green flowers emerge near the body of the plant. Like a larger cousin of D. brevifolia, which is similar in many aspects. Drought tolerant, easy to propagate, enjoys extreme exposure.

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By Scatterbrain on Sep 15, 2017 5:42 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Aquamarine')

Love this daylily, not a great performer in the UK being very slow to Increase and low bud count but the colour is just so beautiful that I forgive it its flaws.

Very clear cool bluish lavender in the UK.

Would replace it tomorrow if I were to lose it. Fertile both ways even during a very wet summer.

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By Weedwhacker on Sep 14, 2017 6:24 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Paul Robeson')

I grew this variety for the first time this year (2017). The plants were vigorous and I did get a good fruit set of beautiful tomatoes. However, I thought the flavor was just "okay," and the skin seemed quite tough in comparison to most other heirloom types. Probably will not grow again.

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By m33jones2 on Sep 14, 2017 2:47 PM, concerning plant: Canna Lily (Canna x generalis 'Giant Red')

Each flower dies after a few days, and a lot of the time they don't fall off on their own, so to keep them looking good you have to pull the dead ones out. They just lift right out really easy, but if you're not careful, so do the good ones.
The lady that gave these to my mom said you have to dig them up in October and store them for the winter. When we planted them we broke the roots in half, some of the bigger ones into 3 pieces, and made sure the plant part (a red spike) was pointing up.

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By m33jones2 on Sep 14, 2017 1:55 PM, concerning plant: Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Good Mother Stallard')

Just for some idea of how many to plant: I had 8 plants and I got 2 quarts of dry beans.

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By Marilyn on Sep 13, 2017 5:41 PM, concerning plant: Salvia 'Waverly'

If you're going to plant Waverly into a container, make sure it's a large container, larger than a 3 gallon pot.

I've thought about growing this beautiful salvia off and on for many years and I decided to make space and a spot in one of my large containers the next spring whenever it's available for purchase.

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By BradKY on Sep 13, 2017 9:00 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ethiopia')

Reliable oldie

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