What’s in a Name? Understanding Botanical Nomenclature

We’re introducing the first installment of the Herbarium department, where we’ll explain scientific names of plants and other common botanical terms, such as cultivar vs. variety, to help gardeners better navigate seed catalogs.

Seeds of Echinacea purpurea and other Echinacea varieties do well with a period of cold conditioning called “stratification” before planting.
Photo from www.RareSeeds.com