Ask a Question forum: 1. Comment on photo 2. List hybridizer

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Mar 14, 2016 11:21 PM CST
1. How do you comment on a photo?
2. I just posted photo of streptocarpus Telma. Noted there is place to enter parents. I think for a lot of plants (day lilies, iris and even streptocarpus) it would be informative to post the name of the hybridizer.

Oct 14, 2017 9:40 AM CST
If you select the photo from those provided for the cultivar, then scroll down below all photos, there is a space to provide comments regarding a specific photo.

I agree, it would be a useful option to have a hybridizer field for each cultivar. Probably for most entries it would be blank but for a lot of plants, it would be a welcome addition. For some plants, an alternate field might be the company that introduced the plant. Many annuals, coleus and heucheras for example would fit into this category: Ball Horticultural, Proven Winners, Terra Nova all introduce many cultivars without mention of the hybridizer.
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Oct 14, 2017 9:50 AM CST
I would also find it relevant to have a space for the year of introduction of the plant. It could help to narrow down the options for finding a name for some of my older plants.

Thank you for bringing up this topic. Smiling

Oct 14, 2017 2:29 PM CST
Your suggestion regarding year of introduciton is a good one, especially for plants like hemerocallis and iris.
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Oct 15, 2017 10:46 AM CST

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The Hemerocallis and Iris entries already list the year of introduction. They also list the hybridizer, as do the Rosa and Sempervivum entries and many others.

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