May Lecture!

posted Apr 29, 2012, 9:08 PM by Marty Nielsen

Native Plant Cultivars in the Designed Landscape:
Advantages, Disadvantages and Considerations

Thursday, May 17
7:30 pm
Green Spring Gardens Park

Carla Thomas of Nature By Design will reprise a talk she originally delivered as part of the 2008 Lahr Native Plant Symposium at the U.S. National Arboretum. Carla will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using native plant cultivars in the designed landscape, and share the aesthetic, ecological and practical factors she considers when making the choice to do so. She will discuss issues such as determining the provenance of the plant, whether it is substantially typical of the species as found locally, the likelihood of a cultivar escaping from cultivation, and the potential impact of an escape.