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Re: Maddy's > plant types

Hi Kitty!
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 
Botanical tulips!
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,  

>  Maddy,
> 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?
> -
> Kitty
> neIN,  Zone5

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