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[ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Mount Fuji') | Posted on April 30, 2020 ]

In researching the differences between the two Phloxes paniculata 'Mount Fuji' and 'Mount Fujiyama', I have come across information that they are the same. Apparently, they, or "it' was introduced by Wayside Gardens in the U.S.A. in 1915.
This is information from the Dorset Perennials Company in the U.K.

[ Sagebrush Buttercup (Ranunculus glaberrimus) | Posted on January 22, 2020 ]

The leaves of the Sagebrush Buttercup range from the single oval leaf to the three-lobed leaf. The flowers can have from 5 to 10 petals.

[ Hybrid Andromeda (Pieris 'Forest Flame') | Posted on April 2, 2018 ]

For forty years, I've known this plant as Pieris japonica, this variety being 'Forest Flame'.

Would it be all right to have an alternate or synonymous name listed as such, for us "Old Timers", so that when we searched for it, it would be acknowledged?

Thank you.

[ Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snehurka') | Posted on March 19, 2018 ]

This Daisy that I purchased had the label 'Schneehurken." The word Schnee is the German word for Snow.
The word hurken, in Dutch, means crouching, or squatting, or hunkering down.

I feel like it is a translation for a snow-white daisy that has petals that hunker down around the edges of the blossom.

[ Knautia (Knautia macedonica) | Posted on February 23, 2018 ]

Knautia macedonica was named after the German doctor, Christoph Knaut, who lived from 1638 to 1694.
The second part of the name is referring to Macedonia, on the Balkan Peninsula. I'm sure there must be a story here somewhere.

[ English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Blue Cushion) | Posted on February 22, 2017 ]

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."

[ Dwarf Perennial Sunflower (Helianthus 'Happy Days') | Posted on February 19, 2017 ]

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.

[ Dryopteris affinis 'Crispa Congesta' | Posted on December 14, 2016 ]

From Stakehill

"The Dryopteris affinis Crispa Congesta is an evergreen dwarf fern but in colder climates does sometimes die back and grow again in spring when new fronds emerge. It has light green upright fronds and only grows to around 30cm. (1 ft.) tall."

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Violet Jade') | Posted on July 14, 2016 ]

I purchased Violet Jade, an Ida Munson Hemerocallis in 2000. Through the years, I have noticed a tendency for it to not open well, and also found it to wilt easily at the edges in afternoon heat. It also doesn't appear to resemble photos of what I thought Violet Jade would look like.
A bit of a disappointment. If the photos I submitted to the database aren't acceptable, please remove them.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Final Touch') | Posted on May 23, 2016 ]

I have found Final Touch to start blooming surprisingly early. With a name like that, I thought it would be a late starter, but it actually starts in about the first week of July (probably mid-June this year). It blooms for a season lasting at least four to six weeks. Quite often there are still buds coming into the beginning of frost, which would be September or even October. The only other daylily that might have a longer run, is Clin d'oeil a Zoe, bred by the owners of Hemerocallis Montfort in Quebec. It was the first coloured daylily other than Middendorfii and Aztec Evergreen, (the yellows and the golds) to start early, (this year it already started on May 19th), and it will keep going into October or November, depending on our first hard frost date.

[ Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale 'Perry's White') | Posted on April 16, 2016 ]

I've always believed I had purchased Papaver orientale Perry's White, but upon entering my images, I wonder whether that is correct. I see two major differences:
1. There are 14 ridges on top of the seedpods of the database entries, whereas there are only 12 on the top of my entries. Or does this just have to do with the maturity of the plant?
2. The images added by kniphofia and Daylilybaby all have very distinctive rectangular blotches on the inside petals, whereas those of mine appear to be shaped differently, although that could be masked by overlapping petals.

If anyone can match an identity for a different White Oriental Poppy that mine might be, please let me know. Thank you.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Exotic Echo') | Posted on April 12, 2016 ]

I find that Exotic Echo very rarely doubles for me. I don't know if this is due to soil composition or lack of nutrition or - - - what?
Is this a common trait?

[ Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno') | Posted on April 8, 2016 ]

In the 'Ask a question forum', there was a listing "Pasque Flower. I submitted a number of photos of results of the crossing of Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno" with a number of colours of regular Pulsatilla vulgaris varieties. I'm not sure how to reference that submission so that it would be easy to find. I would show the crosses, but there is no way to show photos here.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Siloam Grace Stamile') | Posted on March 26, 2016 ]

There seems to be quite a difference in the colouring of Siloam Grace Stamile from a photo in the morning to that taken in the evening.
It seemed particularly dramatic with this variety.

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