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Old July 22nd, 2009, 01:28 PM
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Got a mystery plant. One stalk turned variegated. Hope it's not a weed because I sure have a lot of it!

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Some bee balm just starting in a very neglected area. Some hardy geranium behind it.

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 01:32 PM
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I believe this one is called "Salmon Cream" but not sure because it came in a surprise pack and nothing was labeled. Bloom is almost 8 inches across. Buds are furry.

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Another unk. Maybe LA Hybrid? I like the green center area.

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Good old lavender.

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 04:41 PM
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I posted my mystery plant picture to a university botanical garden and was told it is Saponaria officinalis, or Soapwort.

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Ceara,I love Lavender,but every perennial one I've had dies,never comes back the next year
Your Lillies are just beautiful..
My Bee-Balm is really strange looking this year,some flowers are all pink,some are more of a purple color,it used to be red like yours,this is really strange
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:04 PM
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Interested to see the Soapwort when it flowers CearaQC.

The Lillies are gorgeous, in the first pic, I thought I had a fly on my screen ......my Bee Balm is not a happy camper this year and I so like it :sad:

CearaQC - do you want me to take the Tiger Lily Bulbils off of the stems or wait until they drop, let me know either way....Chris
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:07 PM
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You don't like the pink and purple and just want red? All 3 colors here are separated a good bit from each other so I can save you seeds from the red if you like.

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Interested to see the Soapwort when it flowers CearaQC.

The Lillies are gorgeous, in the first pic, I thought I had a fly on my screen ......my Bee Balm is not a happy camper this year and I so like it :sad:

CearaQC - do you want me to take the Tiger Lily Bulbils off of the stems or wait until they drop, let me know either way....Chris
HAHA about the fly. Why did I not see that before? Too funny.

Umm for the tigers they just need to be nice and ripe. Since I've never even seen one of those in person before I can't say for 100%. I think they start dropping off when ready or sometimes even begin to sprout roots and leaves while still on the parent plant.

Sure when the soapwort blooms I'll post it. Last year it was kind of a dark pink but I never knew what it was. And it flopped over due to heavy rain last year and wasn't nice looking at all. Came from another local gardener who gave me a bunch of perennial clumps that I knew nothing about. He didn't even know what he had. He just said here take this and this and that.

Anyhow I'm willing to share everything with anyone. But prefer trades of course. It's more fun that way. If I have extra stuff I always give it away especially to those just starting new gardens and don't have much.
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I've never noticed any of the bulbils sprouting while on the plant and the initial patch I have was here when we moved in, 25 years ago......I think I will wait until they drop, they are easy to gather.

They just drop and send down a single thin root, then next year I get one small leaf, I actually pull them up by the dozens but I get so many.

I have one Day Lily I am waiting for, I bought it last year with one flower stem, this year it has three, so pretty though, it is called Strawberry something

Regarding the bulbils, pm me your addy and I will send some in the next couple of weeks, they will start to drop anytime now......on some of the stems I have, there are over 20 buds and oh so easy
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I have one Day Lily I am waiting for, I bought it last year with one flower stem, this year it has three, so pretty though, it is called Strawberry something
Strawberry Candy?

Did it look like this? (pic dated Aug 2007)
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Beautiful pix of beautiful flowers, Ceara!
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 09:39 PM
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Ceara,I love Lavender,but every perennial one I've had dies,never comes back the next year
Well I'm in Zone 4 and that plant is probably.... 4 or 5 years old now? It lives in a south facing bed in mostly sandy loam. I never fertilize it, water it or give it any special treatment other than an annual trim.

I think it's the Munstead type. I will do my best and try to start some cuttings after I harvest the buds. If it works I'll send you a few.
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I love that Strawberry Candy lily, Ceara!

And my purple bergamot is doing that double-decker thing, too! Is that normal? I've never gotten any to grow before

Beautiful flowers ya got there, ma'am!
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I love that Strawberry Candy lily, Ceara!

And my purple bergamot is doing that double-decker thing, too! Is that normal? I've never gotten any to grow before

Beautiful flowers ya got there, ma'am!
Thank you!

No clue about the double-decker Hazel. Still new to me. Will keep an eye on it and see how it develops. The red came from a clump that another gardener locally gave to me. So I don't know it's history or whether it's a species type or hybrid. If it ends up a species, the seeds will come true.
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I love your lilies and that daylily is GORGEOUS!!!
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I posted my mystery plant picture to a university botanical garden and was told it is Saponaria officinalis, or Soapwort.

Yes it looks like soapwort or bouncing bet is another name for it, I have a pic of mine in flower, I'll have to post it for you when I find it. Careful with the stuff, it's a very aggressive spreader, I'm forever pulling the stuff out, and it's not that easy to pull. It does have a nice scent when in bloom though.

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Here's a pic of my soapwort in bloom. Unfortunately the camera was focused on the lily.
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Yes it looks like soapwort or bouncing bet is another name for it, I have a pic of mine in flower, I'll have to post it for you when I find it. Careful with the stuff, it's a very aggressive spreader, I'm forever pulling the stuff out, and it's not that easy to pull. It does have a nice scent when in bloom though.

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Museums, etc. use Soapwort to clean very old textiles which is cool.

I've noticed it has grown quite a bit but that clump is probably 3 years old now.

Mine was a darker pink.
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Strawberry Candy?

Did it look like this? (pic dated Aug 2007)
Yep, that's it, the pink is so creamy looking ...I was looking at it yesterday evening, I think it will be about a week before it starts popping, it is a joy to look at.........Blue Cornflowers, I just love 'em, they are by far one of my favs.......that being said, I have never grown any.
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