Ipomoea forum: Name question: Ipomoea 'Don Diego de Dia Blanca'

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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Sep 20, 2017 8:22 PM CST
Good evening morning glories. Smiling I have a question about this plant.

Ipomoea 'Don Diego de Dia Blanca'


I know nothing about morning glories but I am wondering if the name on this plant is somehow in error.

The reason why has to do with the Spanish text. According to the Spanish Wikipedia, Don Diego de Dia is a common name for Ipomoea purpurea. You can google images or web pages using that text and you will see a lot of morning glories.

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

What I am wondering is whether the full cultivar name makes sense, or exists in any kind of documentation in that exact form.

Because if "Don Diego de Dia" is a way of referring to the species (again, not sure exactly how Ipomoeas and their cultivars work) then the next word (an adjective with a feminine ending) does not agree with either of those masculine nouns. It would make the most sense to me that somebody used the first part to refer to the species and the second part (which means "white") to refer to the flower color. (The word for flower is feminine.) Maybe just someone's shorthand and not a cultivar name per se.

I could be all mixed up about this so that's why I'm asking for help. Is there a cultivar with this particular name?

Thank You!
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zuzu
Sep 22, 2017 12:44 PM CST

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Hi, Baja. I did the research when I ran across this one yesterday and I'll be deleting the entry today. Don Diego de Dia Blanca is not a cultivar name. It comes from a seed packet and is simply a description of the flowers the seeds will produce (Morning Glory White).

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