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Re: NUMBERS IN HOSTA NAMES

  • Subject: Re: NUMBERS IN HOSTA NAMES
  • From: "Bill Meyer" <njhosta@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 16:10:33 -0400

Hi Chick,
       Glad you're not bored. What Kevin said means "yes".
                             ......Bill Meyer



> In a message dated 8/28/2004 2:36:19 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> chick@bridgewoodgardens.com writes:
>
> Actually, I'm not bored.  Does it say anywhere in there whether  digits
> are allowed in hosta names?  That's really all I was wondering  about.
>
> Chick
>
>
>
> Chick I know it scares you when I send anything that relates to rules but
in
> this case I think you will like the answer I am giving you to your
question!
>
> The relevant sections ("articles") of the 2004 version of the code
follow:
>
>
> 19.15 For a cultivar name to be established on or after 1 January 1996,
its
> epithet must
> consist of no more than 30 characters (Roman letters, numbers,  and
permitted
> punctuation marks or symbols) overall, excluding spaces and  the
demarcating
> marks.
> Ex. 24.  After 1 January 1996 a name with the  cultivar epithet "Madame la
> Comtesse Oswald de Kerchove de Denterghem" could not  be established.
>
> 19.16. A cultivar name may not be established if on or after 1 January
2004
> its epithet
> consists solely of a single letter or solely of Arabic or  Roman numerals.
> Ex. 25.  Names containing the epithets "K", "400", and  "MMIV" cannot be
> established, but the epithets "Hundred", "10 Downing Street",  "451 Ocean
> Boulevard", "77 Sunset Strip", "Apollo 13", "Catch 22", "Henry VIII",
"Pope Leo X",
> "4th July", and "Happy 21st Birthday" could be established.
>
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