A few questions and musings about database listings for a couple of Aquilegia (Columbine). First, let me say that I don't know a thing about Columbines and have never even seen one of those beautiful flowers in person because they do not grow anywhere near where I live but I enjoy reading about different plants and when browsing the database this morning I came across some beautiful Columbines and began reading more about them which led to a bit of confusion regarding two of the Aquilegia series listed in our database. For one series listing, the format appears very nice (as shown below) and I wonder if all series could appear as such?
Trade name information:
Also sold as: Aquilegia _______ (in Britain)
Ok, my main questions:
SONGBIRD Series: Should a Series name always be included as part of the Cultivar name? I noticed that many of the cultivars have Songbird included as part of the cultivar name: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
but it's not included in these three:
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Songbird Blue Jay')
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Songbird Goldfinch')
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Songbird Nightingale')
- sold as 'Nightingale' (in North America)
And I think these may be duplicates:
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Redwing')
- should be two words, 'Red Wing' (North America)
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Songbird Cardinal')
This is the page where I found information for the Songbird Series: http://grahamrice.com/plants/a...
ORIGAMI Series: The database listings show the series name as part of the name but with none have the quote marks, denoting cultivar. Are they not considered cultivar names? : https://garden.org/plants/sear...
This is the page where I found information for the Origami series: http://grahamrice.com/plants/a...
SWAN/STATE Series: To confuse things even more ... Apparently the Swan Series and State Series are one and the same; known as the Swan Series in North America and State Series in Great Britain.
This is the page where I found information for the Swan/State Series: http://grahamrice.com/plants/a...
It appears that with the Swan and State series, we may have duplicates in the database. I haven't had a chance to check all of them but a few appear to be duplicates:
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Swan White')
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Swan Yellow')
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Swan Burgundy and White')
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Swan Rose and White')
- No listing for Swan Rose and White
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Swan Blue and White')
OLYMPIA Series: To make things even more baffling; it appears there is only a single plant in the Olympia series, sold in Great Britian as 'Kansas' and in North America as 'Olympia Red and Gold', It's in our database as Columbine (Aquilegia 'Olympia Red and Gold')
This is the page with the listing for Olympia Series; at the bottom: http://grahamrice.com/plants/a...