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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 50

Breeding and Evaluation of Perennials at Chicago Botanic Garden

Jim Ault and Richard Hawke

pp: 337-340


Both the nursery industry and the gardening public have an unquenchable thirst for new ornamental plants and information on plant performance in the landscape. In recognition of these interests, Chicago Botanic Garden has directed much of its research towards the development, evaluation, and introduction of ornamental plants for landscape and garden use in the Midwestern U.S.A. and beyond. The Garden's programs in plant breeding and evaluation will be discussed in this paper.

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