Plant Database forum: USDA Hardiness Zone

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 14, 2012 11:03 PM CST

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I don't know how many of the "Super Databases" have hardiness zone criteria but I've found these 3 plus the standard one.

General Plant Info: "Minimum cold hardiness"

Heuchera: "USDA Zone Range:"
Iris: "Hardiness (zone temps are in Farenheit):"
Clematis: "Growing Zones"

Is there any benefit in labeling the 3 plant specific ones the same thing?
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 14, 2012 11:50 PM CST

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I don't know about the others, but there is a benefit in the Clematis and Rose databases because we're doing optimal growing zones rather than only the hardiness zone. In other words, there can be a minimum and maximum zone for growing both types of plants. So the hardiness zone for a Gallica rose is 4b, but the rose also doesn't grow well in zones above 8b, and that isn't covered anywhere in the general plant info.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 15, 2012 6:56 AM CST

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OK. I think Iris is similar. At least JI may not bloom in higher zones due to lack of stratification.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 15, 2012 9:55 AM CST
I would love to see the maximum zone also. There are many plants and trees that won't grow in the warmer zones. Right now we don't have the ability to show that.
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jan 15, 2012 10:16 AM CST
I agree with including maximum zones . The reason it is there for Heuchera is many will not survive above zone 8 or 9.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jan 20, 2012 10:08 AM CST

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This is done. I have added a new field under the primary details called "Maximum recommended zone" and offers a pulldown where you can choose the maximum zone.
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valleylynn
Jan 20, 2012 11:09 AM CST
Hurray! Thank you Dave. Group hug
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jan 20, 2012 11:20 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jan 20, 2012 11:23 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
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Jan 20, 2012 7:01 PM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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