Re: Maddy's > plant types
Thanks! I'm glad you liked the photos! I have had several irises and
daylilies too, that have had an occasional 4 petaled bloom. I guess it's not that
uncommon. In a way it looks a bid odd, as odd numbers seem more pleasing to the
eye. I know daylily breeders are trying to breed daylilies to bloom with 5
petals consistently, but I'm not sure they have accomplished that yet.
As for the white flower- yes, everything you say is true. I need to find the
time to research it, and see if I can figure it out. I dug it up from my
garden when I moved here 5 years ago, where it was hidden and almost forgotten,
with the label long gone. It doesn't grow very large, or spread much, but it
is such a delightful little breath of Spring, when it blooms with those early
I'll post if I figure out what it is!
In a message dated 7/7/2005 12:02:35 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> Loved the photos. That Quatro-Iris is amazing!
> About the white flower, I'm not able to tell from the pic except that
> the leaves do look something like a potentilla, Cinquefoil. I bring this
> up because, you wrote "It is not shrubby." I bought a flat of Potentilla
> thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' for our nursery. When we potted it, an MG
> looked at the tag and said, "This is going to be a shrub?". I replied,
> "no, it's a perennial and will have red flowers." She seemed very
> puzzled. A lot of people seem to get it into their heads that the type
> of plant with which they are most familiar in a genus dictates that all
> plants in that genus are that type. There are perennial Dogwoods.
> Clematis has vines and shrubs. Iris have bulbous, rhizomatous, and
> rooted types. Hydrangeas have vines and shrubs. And Hibiscus (as a kid I
> thought it they were tall biscuits) includes shrubs, trees, perennials
> and annuals.
> Got any others you'd like to cite?
> neIN, Zone5
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