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Re: terms

Hollyhocks are self-seeding biennials.  Mine do exactly the same thing, even the ones in pots!  

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu,  9 Jan 2003 05:20:51 -0500 (EST)

>So what do they call perennials that only produce foliage and blooms
>every other year? A few years back, I was astounded to find a huge
>rhizome of what turned out to be a hollyhock buried in my back yard
>underneath grass that had been being mowed for years on end...I dug it
>up and transplanted it to my garden...it was easily well over a foot
>long and several inches thick. Now, safe from being mowed down, it lives
>on but it only comes up every other year, blooms like mad and seeds
>itself every where but the next year it is no where to be seen...Is this
>thing just a freak of nature or do other plants have a growth pattern
>similar to this?
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
>On Wed 01/08, Kitty wrote:From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@earthlink.net]To:
>gardenchat@hort.netDate: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 09:38:58 -0800Subject: Re:
>[CHAT] termsClaire, Thanks. Personally, I find Biennial less confusing.
>I did a little morelooking around and found this at Papa Geno's:"...Then
>there is the confusion about the terms "Annual," "Biennial"(sometimes
>written as "Bi-Annual"), and "Perennial
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Kemp TX/zone 8A

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