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By Marilyn on Feb 22, 2017 7:55 PM, concerning plant: Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Canyon Belle')

Heuchera 'Canyon Belle' was introduced by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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By eclayne on Feb 22, 2017 11:33 AM, concerning plant: English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Schola')

Known by several names, this is a creation of Mrs. Joan Schofield.
'Schola' PBR23/111 application date 1992; PBR LAV 00001 application date 1993
Blue Cushion PP9,119 application date 1994
Lavandula Schola PBR1710 application date 1995

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By CarolineScott on Feb 22, 2017 9:20 AM, concerning plant: Navelwort (Omphalodes nitida)

The first leaves are not the typical navel shaped.

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By HemNorth on Feb 22, 2017 2:34 AM, concerning plant: English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Schola')

In the High Country Gardens website, it states:
"Blue Cushion English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Cushion' or Lavandula angustifolia Schola) is a profuse bloomer from late spring to late summer. Blue Cushion forms a compact mass of deep blue flowers which lighten to pale blue as they mature."

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By Merloo1 on Feb 21, 2017 8:03 PM, concerning plant: Hosta 'White Feather'

I live in Zone 8b and am 2 blocks from the ocean. I don't have shade where I would like to plant this, but the temperature rarely gets above 75 and the ground gets full of moisture each night with the dew reaching 2nd story windows. Is this temperate enough to plant these successfully?

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By farmerdill on Feb 21, 2017 4:10 PM, concerning plant: Spinach (Spinacia oleracea 'Correnta')

Dark green long standing smooth leaf cultivar that does well here in Georgia. More reliable than savoy leaf types. Resistant to Downy Mildew.

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By Baja_Costero on Feb 21, 2017 2:30 PM, concerning plant: Mexican Boulder (Calibanus hookeri)

One of two species in this strange Mexican genus which may be merged with Beaucarnea based on DNA evidence. Both grow a wide, low, half-buried, woody stem (the "boulder" of the epithet) topped and hidden by tufts of long, wiry, grass-like leaves, which have been used by indigenous people. A bit messy in appearance and very slow to reach its full potential size. Hollows in the caudex, a nice protected area, often support animal life in nature. Separate male and female individuals. Hypogeal germination. Lifting the caudex early (before 10 years or more) is not recommended. The interesting hybrid "Lotusland" (named after its place of origin) may be with Beaucarnea and has an intermediate phenotype.

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By Baja_Costero on Feb 21, 2017 1:57 PM, concerning plant: Euphorbia (Euphorbia anoplia)

Clumping columnar green Euphorbia. Close ally of Euphorbia polygona with red cyathia, spineless stems, and horizontal banding. Only known from cultivation.

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By Australis on Feb 20, 2017 11:23 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1975))

This is an unfortunate case of two separate grexes sharing the same name due to the reclassification of parent species and resulting hybrids.

Brassolaeliocattleya Golden Sands has become Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1970) and Potinara Golden Sands has become Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1975).

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By Australis on Feb 20, 2017 11:23 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1970))

This is an unfortunate case of two separate grexes sharing the same name due to the reclassification of parent species and resulting hybrids.

Brassolaeliocattleya Golden Sands has become Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1970) and Potinara Golden Sands has become Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1975).

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By Baja_Costero on Feb 20, 2017 1:05 PM, concerning plant: Euphorbia (Euphorbia polygona)

This South African columnar succulent, which may be globose when young, resembles a cactus. Forms in cultivation tend to offset a lot over time near the base. E. polygona (red cyathia) has 2 close relatives: E. anoplia (red cyathia) and E. horrida (green cyathia), and is often confused with the latter, but can be distinguished by the color of its cyathia.

To favor a more solitary growth habit, remove offsets regularly. If propagation is your aim, do this when they are still small (so they're not all packed in together and hard to separate), but after they have grown roots (maybe at 1/4 the width of the mother plant) so they are independent when they are separated. Stem cuttings can also be easily rooted. Avoid any contact with the white sap (extreme irritant), and wait a week or more after breaking up a clump to water.

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By plantladylin on Feb 20, 2017 12:33 PM, concerning plant: Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans) is a compact, single trunk palm native to the rainforests of Mexico and Guatemala. It attains heights of 4 to 6 feet in bright, semi-shady, moist locations and as the lower fronds die and fall off, the attractive green stem comes into view.

The Parlor Palm is a popular house plant, often sold as groups of seedlings or small plants, close together in the container. It is a slow growing palm and more drought tolerant that other varieties. Although the Parlor Palm prefers the bright light and medium humidity levels of rainforest conditions, it seems to adapt very well to the lower light and lower humidity situations found in homes and offices. The plant should be kept away from direct sun which will burn the foliage. Although the flowers are not very interesting, if they plant is provided enough bright light, it may produce a panicle of yellow flowers in the spring.

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By Baja_Costero on Feb 20, 2017 12:15 PM, concerning plant: Euphorbia (Euphorbia horrida)

Frequently confused with a similar plant, E. polygona, which differs in several small ways but can be easily distinguished by its red cyathia (E. horrida cyathia are green).

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By helpmeguy on Feb 20, 2017 9:23 AM, concerning plant: Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus)

i am getting ready to start a garden does anyone have any garden seeds i could start with

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By HemNorth on Feb 19, 2017 7:37 PM, concerning plant: Dwarf Perennial Sunflower (Helianthus 'Happy Days')

In going through the Heleniums in the Database, I found a glaring error. On page 6 of Helenium entries, there is: Dwarf Perennial Sunflower (Helianthus 'Happy Days'). I thought, How could they possibly put a Helianthus in with all the Heleniums? Just yesterday I submitted two photos in the Helianthus category of 'Happy Days'.
So I returned back to this category, and there it was: "Also Sold As 'Helenium Happy Days' ".

One can certainly find strange entries in the Database.
HemNorth

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By Australis on Feb 19, 2017 5:09 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cattleya x schilleriana)

This particular hybrid has had many names. The earliest RHS entry is that of the naturally-occuring plant in 1857. It appears to have been remade and registered in 1898. Due to the continuing reclassification of one of the species involved, it has been in four other genera: Brasicattleya, Hadrocattleya, Laeliocattleya and Sophrocattleya.

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By Australis on Feb 18, 2017 12:59 AM, concerning plant: Bird Beak Orchid (Oncidium ornithorhynchum)

Oncidium pyramidale is now considered a synonym of Oncidium ornithorhynchum. The pink flower often labelled the latter is apparently NOT either of these, according to this source:

http://www.orchidspecies.com/o...

For the commonly mislabelled pink flower, see Orchid (Oncidium sotoanum)

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By Marilyn on Feb 17, 2017 8:28 PM, concerning plant: Cundinamarca Sage (Salvia gachantivana)

This tall long blooming beauty is from Colombia. It's a water loving salvia, so keep that in mind if you decide to grow it. If grown in a container, it's going to need a larger container than a 3 gallon pot. I've thought about growing it, but with our hot and sometimes lengthy dry summers, I might have to give a lot of thought to it if I want to grow it. A plus for it is that it attracts hummingbirds.

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By Strever on Feb 17, 2017 1:05 AM, concerning plant: Podophyllum 'Galaxy'

Plants Delight where Galaxy comes from says
"Podophyllum 'Kaleidoscope' was introduced in 2002 as a selection from a Japanese nursery. We went back to the original Japanese nursery for plants, and while we can't call it Podophyllum 'Kaleidoscope', we also can't tell any difference between this and the patented seedling. The original plants came from China so, although we initially assumed it to be a hybrid, it may in fact be an unnamed mayapple species."

it is the same as Kaleidoscope

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By Australis on Feb 16, 2017 2:01 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Valerie Absolonova 'Salinas Sunset')

This is a known tetraploid (4N) and is used by Pakkret Floraculture in a number of their hybrids.

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