from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A race or variety of a plant that has been created or selected intentionally and maintained through cultivation.
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- n. A cultivated variety of a plant species or hybrid of two species.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation.
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- n. a variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation
This particular cultivar is ‘Oranges and Lemons,’ my favorites.
Liriope Big Blue’This lilyturf cultivar is a tufted, grass-like perennial which typically grows 12-18″ high (sometimes to 2′) and features a clump of strap-like, arching, glossy, dark green leaves (1″ wide).
A cultivar is a cultivated variety that has desirable attributes that are distinct from other cultivars.
One of the best varieties of this species, known as the cultivar
Plants of this group, that may be grown from seed and which do show a limited variability, are distinguished from botanical varieties by placing them in a new category called cultivar (a name coined long ago by L.H. Bailey and meaning, a variety from cultivation).
Any cultivar which is the progeny of a species cross, however remote, comes, for the purpose of the Code, under the heading of
Personally, however, I hope and believe that eventually "cultivar" will find favour.
Cluster is still with us, often described as an old American cultivar which is, notably, a hybrid of Dutch strains and wild indigenous ones.
Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Colors,' an exotic cultivar of the familiar native Black-eyed Susan, provides showy face flowers best treated as a biennial, get it into the ground before it freezes for reseeding.
A cultivar derived from the Vitis labrusca species, Concords are known as fox grapes because of their "foxy" flavor, an irresistibly sweet, floral taste with a fragrance like candied musk.