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Aster novi-belgii 'Peace'

Michaelmas daisy

Profusion of blooms at the end of September just in time for late summer butterflies.

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Customer profiles


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"Pedro  says . . ."

Pedro has been meticulously crossing roses for years and has gotten good enough to win some show awards.  "I like The Compleat Botanica because I can record my trials and errors with the precision I need."  He's able to keep his notes organized even when everything else seems to be falling apart.

Did you know?

Q:  Why doesn't the entire list of specimen show up when I change filters?

A:  The number of records that appear in the specimen list can be quite large.  In order to reduce the time it takes to build and display the list, its size is artificially limited when you first display a new filter.

This artificial limit can be increased or removed all together by using the Customize settings . . . area.  see the full story.

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  The not so obvious . . .

The Compleat Botanica for horticulture
Record propagation protocols, seed & pollen parents, and derivation methodologies.
Record best conditions for optimal growth.
Track successes and failures for each experimental cultivar.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to develop and publish plant-related reports with photographs.


Features for horticulture


  Precise colors

  Specimen tags

  Botanical spell-checker

  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for horticulture

Just a few of the data fields useful for horticulture:


  Seed parent

  Pollen parent


  Adverse qualities


  Pollination method

  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Horticulture view.

  See all 17 views . . .


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Frequently asked questions

  Your list of links is missing my favorite Web site.

A:  We would be pleased to add your favorite site to our Web links if it fits into one of the general categories of interest to users of The Compleat Botanica.  

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 Frequently Asked Questions

Tips . . .

  The software provides several ways to search for names, each useful for different searching problems.

A:  Looking for a hard to remember name can be frustrating, especially when you're not an expert in botanical names. The software provides several ways to search for names, each useful for different searching problems.

If you know a plant by its common name, use the list of vernacular names. Type the common name in the search field and press the search button.

If you know part or all of the botanical name, you can use the Find facility of the taxonomic checklist.

If you're certain that you have a specimen record for a particular name, you can use the Find facility of the specimen view. See the full story.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


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