Innovation in ornamental plant cultivars and native species

Authors: Boland, Todd, Conev, Rumen, Lesschaeve, Isabellle, Sullivan, Alan

Organizations: Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Start Date: 01/04/2008 | End Date: 31/03/2013

A study of 20 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.

Keywords: native species, native plants, low maintenance ornamental plants