Join Sam Hoadley from the Mt. Cuba Center as he highlights some of the best native plants for our region, including unique species and colorful cultivars selected from top performers in Mt. Cuba’s research trial including Coreopsis, Baptisia, Monarda and Phlox. Hoadley is the Horticultural Research Manager at Mt. Cuba Center. His work includes evaluating native plant species, old and new cultivars, as well as hybrids in Mt Cuba’s Trial Garden.
Using data collected and analyzed over a three-year period a research report is published outlining top preforming plants for the Mid-Atlantic region. This information is designed to inform consumers and home gardeners as well as professionals in the horticultural and nursery industries about the ecological benefits and attributes of the native plants in our trials. Current genera on trial include Carex, Echinacea, Hydrangea arborescens, and Helenium. Hoadley received his degree in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture from the University of Vermont and has always maintained a strong passion for plants and the horticultural world.
Designed to engage all levels of interest and knowledge, the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series invites regional experts to discuss topics that will inspire participants while challenging their way of thinking about horticulture. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follow at 8 p.m.