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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 13, 2012 9:51 AM CST
Dave please add these choices as a default to ALL calibrachoa. Will the changes automatically update the existing varieties in the system?

This is info the same for all Calibrachoa
Add(same as on the Petunia data sheet) Propagation Type: Cuttings
Deadheading Recommended: No
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life Cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum Cold Hardiness: 9b
Maximum recommended Zone 11
Flowers: Showy
Flower Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring to Fall
Flower Form: Single
Uses: Suitable as an Annual
Propagation: Other Methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 Gallon + 3 gallon or larger (Can we add Hanging Basket here?)
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As with the Petunia Data-sheet, please add these choices to Calibrachoa data sheet that may be edited to suit per variety
Propagation Type:
Calibrachoa Growth Habit (same choices as Petunia)
Plant Vigour: Compact, Medium, Vigourous
Deadheading Recommended for flower bud production:
Daylight Neutral:

Is this ok? Did I miss anything?
Thanks,
Jo
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 9:57 AM CST

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On the lower part of your post, where you are asking for the extra data fields to be added, you don't have anything after "Propagation type", "Deadheading recommended" or "Daylight Neutral".

Do you want these to mimic exactly how we set them up for Petunias?
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 13, 2012 10:10 AM CST
Yes exactly for the lower part.

Should we choose: Other and type "Tender Perennial, Annual in most areas" instead of Annual or leave as is?

Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 10:29 AM CST

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In my opinion, if they are hardy in 9b or better I think we should check off Perennial (especially since we checked off "Suitable as annual" elsewhere.)
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Joannabanana
Sep 13, 2012 11:44 AM CST
ok, let's do that for the parent plant of calibrachoa and then all of them will be the same.
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 12:06 PM CST

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Thumbs up I'll handle this but not immediately. Smiling
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 13, 2012 12:14 PM CST
Ok. Will those changes be applied automatically to existing data files?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 12:27 PM CST

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They sure will. As soon as I update the parent plant with the databox info you gave, it will immediately copy it all down to all the matching child plants.
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 13, 2012 1:21 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 13, 2012 2:10 PM CST

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These are great suggestions, especially the addition of "hanging basket" to the container options, but "Plant Vigour" will have to be changed to "Plant Vigor" to conform to the general use of American-English spelling in the database.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 13, 2012 2:17 PM CST

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Also, Joanne brings up a good point about identifying certain plants as tender perennials rather than annuals. If something's a true annual, there should be no hardiness zone included in the description, and it seems redundant to include the "suitable as annual" option in the database information for an annual plant. That should be reserved for perennials that can be grown as annuals in inappropriate zones.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 2:20 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 13, 2012 2:57 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks Zuzu & Dave
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 4:39 PM CST

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I have set the databox for the parent plant. Next I'll handle setting up the custom architecture for all the children plants.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 13, 2012 4:45 PM CST

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Didn't Joanne also want to eliminate the automatic addition of "Million Bells" as a common name?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 4:46 PM CST

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The custom architecture is now also finished and ready! As best as I can tell, everything you've requested is now done. Let me know if I've missed anything!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 4:47 PM CST

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zuzu said:Didn't Joanne also want to eliminate the automatic addition of "Million Bells" as a common name?


I don't see where she specifically asked about that, I must have missed it. Joanna, do you want me to do that?
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Sep 13, 2012 5:06 PM CST
I guess a lot of the folks really do use Million Bells as a common name. I know why: It was the 1st one's introduced. What do you guys thinks? If someone searches by Million Bells, I guess they would miss out.

Dave,

Can you put Mini-Petunia, Million Bells and Callies both as common names for all calibrachoa? Zuzu, what do you think?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 5:38 PM CST

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Added! Thumbs up
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 13, 2012 6:01 PM CST

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I think it's a great idea to add all of those common names at once, Joanne.

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