This is part of the live webinar series, "Ecology, Culture, and the Designed Landscape: Professional Practice Across Disciplines and Scales" presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and sponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Designed for architects and designers, restoration ecologists, and horticulturists, these webinars will take place July - August.
See and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.
Genetic Variation and Native Plant Design: All Coral Bells Are Not Created Equal
Wednesday, August 12th, 1 – 2:30 p.m. EST (Noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT)
Are straight species grown from seed always the best choice? Are cultivars always bad? Our opinions of both are often colored by the limited genetics in the nursery trade; but many species are far more genetically diverse. Even cultivars can have illuminating stories to tell. This lecture will explore the practical implications of genetic variation, ecotypes, cultivars, and the real impacts these can have on how a plant will look and behave in the landscape.
Instructor: Ian Caton
$48, full-series discount available
Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL