Innovation in ornamental plant cultivars and native species

Rumen Conev, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre; Todd Boland, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden; Alan Sullivan, University of Guelph; Isabelle Lesschaeve, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

With this study, Dr. Rumen Conev at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre focused on twenty native species planted for evaluation at three locations in Ontario and Newfoundland. In each location plant performance was evaluated in sun and shade, in different growth media and with different watering regimes. This study has identified several new or underused native Canadian plants which have proven potential as low maintenance ornamental plants.

Further reading: Native plant research breathes new life