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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Sep 20, 2016 5:44 PM CST
When making or adding to your own plant list, what if your not sure what the specific variety is? I don't want to intentionally list the wrong variety and make someone mad in trade expecting one variety and me sending another
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 20, 2016 5:49 PM CST
Best to list it as the generic variety and let the people know that it is a NOID except for the genus.
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Sep 20, 2016 7:22 PM CST
Thank you for the info. How do I change it to just the generic or noid kind? Sorry am not very knoweldgable about setting this all up.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 21, 2016 10:37 AM CST
Just depends on what the plant is that you are looking at...Try the plant database forum... http://garden.org/forums/view/plantdb/

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 21, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Agoo, why not give us one plant to use as an example and we can talk you through it to show you where the generic entry is in the database.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Sep 22, 2016 10:51 AM CST
If you are unsure of the cultivar/hybrid, go with the species. If you are unsure of the species, use just the genus.

A botanical name is: Genus species 'Cultivar'
An example: Ficus elastica 'Ruby'

If I don't know whether it's a 'Ruby' or not, I would list it as F. elastica. If I'm not sure my ficus is from the elastica species, I would list it as just Ficus.
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