The herbaceous perennial hibiscus collection at Lincoln Park Zoo is comprised of 75 individual taxa represented by over 200 plants. The collection showcases the level of diversity created by cultivation and breeding of four species of North American native hibiscus: Hibiscus moscheutos, Hibiscus coccineus, Hibiscus laevis and Hibiscus grandiflorus. Herbaceous perennial hibiscus are popular within the horticulture industry and new cultivars continue to be developed resulting in over 135 individual taxa.
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The Alpines of the World Collection at Denver Botanic Gardens houses alpines from around the world. Alpines are plants found above tree line in mountainous and high latitude environments around the world.
We are now accepting proposals for 2021 Scouting/Collecting Projects as part of our Tree Gene Conservation Partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. Proposals are due November 10.
Collection planning guides the development of plant acquisition and management decisions in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions. Collection development plans are unique for each institution and should be tailored in a way that best suits the needs and goals for each specific collection. The Network's new Collection Development Planning Guide poses a series of considerations as a starting point for assessing, planning, and goal setting for each plant collection.
Collection planning guides the development of plant acquisition and management decisions in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions. Collection development plans are unique for each institution and should be tailored in a way that best suits the needs and goals for each specific collection.
We are pleased to announce that eight collaborative projects have been awarded funding this year through our Association’s Tree Gene Conservation Partnership with the US Forest Service. Six of these scouting and collecting projects target at-risk oak species in the wild: Quercus ajoensis, Q. cedrosensis, Q georgiana, Q. sadleriana, Q. toumeyi, and Trans-Pecos oaks in Texas. Two island endemics, Lyonothamnus floribundus subspecies floribundus on Catalina Island, and Pritchardia minor on Kauai, will also be targeted.
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The Connecticut College Arboretum was established in 1931 as a place to grow and display native plants at a time when exotic plants were more valued in the gardening world. The arboretum was open for the enjoyment of the public and used for teaching by the college’s botany department. The focus was to assemble only those trees, shrubs, and woody vines that are native to eastern North America which can be grown successfully in southeastern Connecticut. Our southern New England climate is well suited for native azaleas.