This easy-to-use glossary will help you translate and define some of the botanical, horticultural and landscaping terms used on this site.
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A term typically used interchangeably with cultivar. Botanists attempt to restrict its usage to apply to varieties that originate in the wild.
Used to describe the veins within a daylily's tepals when they are of a contrasting color.
VIRIDESCENT COLOR CHANGE
The root word of viridescent means green, so a viridescent hosta becomes more green as the season progresses. It may start off yellow, chartreuse, whitish-green, or even misted like 'Allegan Fog', and then darken to green.
A ultra-microscopic disease-causing organism.