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Re: purple hems


You have a point, but sterile vs fertile, diploid vs triploid..those are
important differences.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 7:10 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] purple hems


> There really should be some major criteria for naming plants... like a
> major difference rather than some small minute difference.
>
> OK- you can all yell now, but I am firm believer in where you grow it
> makes some if not most of the difference. A tad brighter, softer, a
> color difference that only a microscope can see is not worthy of another
> name...might just be where it is grown at.
>
> They are driving me nuts!... especially now that DNA is also coming into
> the mix and changing known names and even species....
>
> Beginning to think- it's a plant of XX type.... is good enough!
>
> Donna
>
> > 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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> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Zone 10a
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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