Plant Provenance & Sourcing Native Plants for Diverse Landscape Needs
This presentation will help you navigate the task of selecting and sourcing native plants. Claudio will go over important terminology that is essential to clearly articulate your needs, reviewing the basics then drilling down to genotype, plant provenance and more. When sourcing native plants, how local is “local” and how important is it? What are cultivars and are there advantages to using them or only downsides? Claudio will go over some of the challenges of native plant propagation and commercial production and how these affect the genetic diversity of the plants you purchase. Home gardeners, professional designers and restoration specialists all have their own requirements, but share a common goal of wanting to contribute to a more sustainable and ecologically sound environment.