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By scvirginia on May 27, 2022 2:07 PM, concerning plant: Sagittaria fasciculata

Sagittaria fasciculata is one of the nation's rarest plants, found in only two counties, and threatened by development.

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By ILPARW on May 27, 2022 7:17 AM, concerning plant: Windflower (Anemonastrum canadense)

Usually called Canada Anemone, but also called Round-headed Anemone, Round-headed Thimbleweed, and Canada Crowfoot. It is native to damp meadows and fields and shores of watercourses and lakes from southeastern Quebec to southern British Columbia, down to Virginia over to spots in the mountains of New Mexico & Colorado. The leaves surround the stem as stalkless or sessile. The seed-like or thimble-like fruits are not hairy or only sparsely hairy and the seedhead is rounded and about as wide as tall. it has 5 white petal-like sepals with 80 to 100 yellow stamens and some green pistils in the center of the flower. The seeds are achenes (sunflower-like seeds). Prairie moon Nursery, a native plant nursery in Winona, Minnesota, recommends that it is a great groundcover to replace the European Common Periwinkle (Vinca minor) with pretty foliage even when it is not blooming. It spreads rapidly by rhizomes and can be aggressive in a conventional garden. In a conventional garden if the plants become too crowded and bloom less, the plants can be divided in the fall to reset them. All parts of the plant are toxic if eaten.

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By LivinEZ on May 27, 2022 4:38 AM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Snowfire')

Some of my favorite roses are red and white bicolors. Besides Snowfire, other examples growing in my garden are: Love, Ronald Reagan (RR), Carefree Spirit (Carefree Spirit is a single flowered variety, and therefore somewhat difficult to use for direct comparisons with Snowfire). Comparisons below are from my garden observations:

In my garden, Snowfire demonstrates superior color contrast to the others. The red petals with white reverse are vividly defined. The red is a bright warm red, almost scarlet, with no hint of bluing as the flower ages. I see crimson, not scarlet, in Love and RR.

The unfurling bud is attractive, but not shaped as nicely as Love or RR. It puts on a great show in late May early June rose season, not much after.

The bush grows upright, which is a good thing, because it has nasty thorns. I've let mine grow to about six feet. A good back of the border rose.

In my SE PA garden, disease resistance has been about average. It needs its fair share of spraying in hot, humid weather.

To me, a very slight tea fragrance, but perhaps I'm letting my imagination take over.

For its color and June display, I wouldn't be without it.

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By LivinEZ on May 25, 2022 4:05 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Cherry Parfait')

Has done very well in my garden. Good vigor and shrub like form. More disease resistant than many of my other roses, but still needs a good spraying now and then. Not as resistant as a Drift or Knockout rose.
This rose is sold in some nurseries here in east PA/NJ as 'Fire and Ice'.
What compounds the potential for a problem is that an internet search for 'Fire and Ice' shows a number of photos of a red white bicolor rose that is much more like 'Snowfire', or 'Love'.
Without conducting a thorough investigation first, some buyers (like me) think they're getting a unique rose.
So, now I have Cherry Parfait in my front yard AND my back yard. It's worth it.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:34 PM, concerning plant: Scarlet Eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum 'Turkish Orange')

85 - OP - Green turning to orange - Bushy 2- to 3-foot plant with good insect resistance; harvest fruit while green before skin turns orange and bitter.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:33 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Kermit')

60 - Hybrid - Green with white streaks - Thai specialty fruit

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:32 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Bambino')

45 - Hybrid - Dark purple - Especially prolific

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:32 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Vittoria')

61 - Hybrid - Purple - 9- by 2 1/2-inch fruits; prolific

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:31 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Tango')

60 - Hybrid - White - 7- by 2-inch fruits

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:30 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Ping Tung Long')

65 - OP - Lavender - Good disease and heat resistance

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:30 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Neon')

65 - Hybrid - Deep pink - 6- by 2-inch fruits.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:29 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Little Fingers')

60-68 - OP - Purple - Vigorous producer.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:29 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Ichiban')

61 - Hybrid - Dark purple - Purple-tinged leaves. Good in hot climates.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:29 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Farmers Long')

70 - Hybrid - Violet-pink - Thin skinned and very prolific

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:28 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Rosa Bianca')

75 - OP - Lavender and white - Italian heirloom, very attractive fruits.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:27 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Purple Rain')

66 - Hybrid - Lavender with white streaks - Early and productive.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:26 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Ghostbuster')

80 - Hybrid - White turning yellow - Similar to but more productive than 'Casper'; harvest before skins turn yellow.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:26 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Florida Market')

80- OP - Dark purple - Adapted to Deep South growing conditions; disease-resistant.

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:26 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Black Bell')

60-65 - Hybrid - Dark purple - Good all-purpose, early, large-fruited variety

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By Trish on May 25, 2022 3:25 PM, concerning plant: Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Black Beauty')

75 - OP - Dark purple - Best in warmer areas of South and West. Imperial strain has larger fruits.

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