Plant Database forum: Wrong ploidy on Highland Tower

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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
May 8, 2016 8:18 PM CST
I was bidding on LA for some seeds, the cross in question is President Ronald Reagan and HIghland Tower. I wasn't familiar with Highland Tower so I accessed the database here and found it was a diploid so I assumed that cross was not what the seller said. Confused I emailed her and this is what she sent back to me:

"I bought Highland Tower directly from the hybridizer when he was still alive and it is definitely a tetraploid. I have tried to get the AHS to change the ploidy but with the hybridizer no longer alive and family not interested in doing that, it was impossible to get the change done. Highland Tower was Mr. Toll's intro and was listed in his catalog as tetraploid and it is. Every tet pollen I put on it forms pods and nice seeds. Thanks."

I asked the seller if I could send her comments to you here in an effort to correct an error and she said that it was fine with her. Is there anything you can do to correct the ploidy on Highland Tower so that our database has the right information?

Thanks,
Barb

PS: I checked the AHS database and it is still incorrect as well.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 8, 2016 11:48 PM CST

Plants Admin

We fix errors like that here all the time! No need to go through any red tape. nodding I will change it and add a brief note in the comments section as to why it's different that the AHS.

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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
May 9, 2016 9:03 AM CST
Thanks! Glad it made a difference.
“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jul 10, 2016 1:33 PM CST
By the way, should I earn an acorn for this, Calif_Sue?
“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Jul 10, 2016 10:24 PM CST

Plants Admin

If you propose it through the database entry and it gets approved, the system automatically awards an acorn.
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