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RE: purple hems


As a youngster, I didn't care where the roadside "tiger" daylilies came
from.  I just enjoyed their happy appearance, literally in ditches all up
and down the two main roads in the community.

Now I am looking at botanical names and it is really confusing.  I may have
two that look identical to me, but whoever labeled them had completely
different names for the pair.  Harking back to the younger days, knowing I'm
not great hybridizer, I'm just enjoying their happy appearances.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 4:33 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] purple hems

I think that's right, Cathy.

On Sunday, August 22, 2004, at 08:52 PM, cathy carpenter wrote:

> I presume that the same crew was responsible for crown vetch?
> Cathy
> On Sunday, August 22, 2004, at 04:00 PM, james singer wrote:
>
>> Probably the reason they are a mainstay of roadsides begins in the 
>> early 60s. I was in USDA's Ag Research division, then and our sister 
>> division, Soil Conservation Service, was promoting them to control 
>> roadside erosion and, in some cases, supplying the plants.
>
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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