Plant Database forum: Deciduous, dormant annual???

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OldGardener
Aug 19, 2014 10:27 AM CST
I was looking at Ipomoea alba and noticed that the database lists it as being a deciduous annual that goes dormant. Is this possible/correct?

Moon Vine (Ipomoea alba)
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zuzu
Aug 19, 2014 10:41 AM CST
I've changed the life cycle of that one to "Perennial." It never should have been called an annual, of course, especially if it has a hardiness zone listed and is marked "Suitable as Annual." All annuals are suitable as annuals. Big Grin
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OldGardener
Aug 19, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Thank you, Zuzu!! I did a quick search and see that we also have (2) "dormant annuals" listed as well as (25) "deciduous annuals" - 1 of which is a basil (??). Should I propose edits for these or ????
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zuzu
Aug 19, 2014 10:49 AM CST
I'll search for those, OldGardener, and make the appropriate corrections. Those combinations defy common sense and shouldn't have been proposed, much less approved. Smiling
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OldGardener
Aug 19, 2014 10:51 AM CST
Thank you, Zuzu - you are absolutely wonderful. I am so sorry to add to your workload, though. Thank You! for your help Smiling
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zuzu
Aug 19, 2014 11:09 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 22, 2014 1:46 PM CST
Is there any way the database could be made to either not accept the conflicting combination or to come up with a "warning" message?
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 22, 2014 2:05 PM CST
I'm not sure that's possible. I think it will require a little more common sense and a little more diligence in the approval process. Smiling

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