Plant Database forum: Azalea 'Southern Charm'

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Polymerous
Apr 8, 2014 6:15 PM CST
Hi,

I could not find this azalea in the database. I tried to add it, but the program told me to contact the administrators.

I believe this plant (which is commonly referrred to as 'Southern Charm' Azalea (or Azalea 'Southern Charm')) is a Rhododendrum indicum.

Is the plant in the database - but I am just not phrasing it correctly on the search? Confused

Thanks for your help.




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Calif_Sue
Apr 8, 2014 7:34 PM CST

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It wasn't in the database, not sure why you were unable to add it, usually it's because the fields were not filled in correctly. It should look like this:
Common name: Azalea
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: Southern Charm

I created the entry for you here:
Azalea (Rhododendron 'Southern Charm')

Another way to search for entries is open the rhododendron database and search alphabetically.
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zuzu
Apr 8, 2014 7:57 PM CST

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Polymerous, it didn't work for you because you were spelling the genus "Rhododendrum" instead of Rhododendron. The system didn't recognize that as a genus and consequently advised you to contact the admins.

I usually Google genus names if I'm not sure of the spelling. I can always count on Google to point me in the right direction. Smiling
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Polymerous
Apr 8, 2014 9:09 PM CST
Oops. Duh... *Blush*

Thanks, Sue, for putting it in there. (Now I can go upload a picture!)

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zuzu
Apr 8, 2014 9:28 PM CST

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No need to blush. It happens to all of us. I have the same problem with those two endings and I never can remember whether Glory Bower is properly called Clerodendrum (right) or Clerodendron (wrong). Smiling
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Bonehead
Apr 10, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Or, one can use the lazy-method and simply type in 'rhodod southern charm' which brings up only the correct entry without stewing about the end spelling. I use that a lot when I know the cultivar but am a bit squishy about the latin spelling. Or sometimes I'll just search using the cultivar name, which often brings up interesting matches for other plants.
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Calif_Sue
Apr 10, 2014 12:01 PM CST

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Yep, that's what I do quite often, use just the cultivar name!
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