Plant Database forum: Searching for plants suitable for a specific hardiness zone?

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PlantBubbles
Jan 17, 2018 4:59 PM CST
I've played around with the plants database and I think the answer to my question is No but in case I've missed something, is there a way to search for plants that will grow in a specific hardiness zone?

The Minimum and Maximum Zones fields only return results where, e.g., Minimum = search value, rather than results where Minimum <= search value. So that means running separate searches for all of the zones at or below the zone I want, which is a lot of searches if other criteria are specified.
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robertduval14
Jan 18, 2018 9:42 AM CST

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Perhaps @dave can take a look at this issue and see if there is a way to code certain searches to contain a range of options, rather than just one, in regards to hardiness zones?
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dave
Jan 18, 2018 4:49 PM CST

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This is a very long-standing issue. The database does not support ranges in searches like that, and likely will not for a long time (due to the nature of how this data is stored internally on the server).
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 22, 2018 4:31 PM CST

Plants Admin

It wouldn't address the ability to search a range of options, but converting the Hardiness Fields from drop down menus to check boxes, like the Soil pH Preferences Field immediately above them for example, would fix the issue expressed by the OP.

PlantBubbles said:
The Minimum and Maximum Zones fields only return results where, e.g., Minimum = search value, rather than results where Minimum <= search value.


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