A Word About Cultivars

As any of you who have heard me speak know, I can go on quite a rant about cultivars. Nothing wrong with them, per se, but they exclude much of the genetic diversity often changing the plant to render it unrecognizable or innutritious to wildlife. So you’ll be much surprised to see that we have 3 this year – all selections of the Common Blue Violet. One is ‘Freckles’ – I explain my weakness for that one in its description. The other two are plants that came to us either as gifts or hitch-hikers. (by the way – we don’t list Native ranges for any of these – as cultivars they really have none)