The Mt. Cuba Center researches ecological values of native plants and what may be inadvertently lost in their cultivars. Cultivars are often bred for improved color and disease-resistance, but with no regard for the impact of the breeding on pollinator nutrition or other ecological benefits.
Read here about their quest to find the perfect phlox, which happens to only be pollinated by butterflies and moths!
Header photo by: Nancy Lee Adamson
These are the opinions and events of interest to the Bee City USA coordinator and Xerces Society.