cultivar and variety: was Re: Freesia laxa 'Joan Evans'

Dennis Kramb
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 07:51:37 PST
On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Jim McKenney <>wrote:

> Roger, I don't think cultivar will ever be widely accepted in gardening
> circles: there are several semantic problems with the word. It's had a
> century to take, and I can't recall any of my gardening friends using it in
> conversation. To me it even looks odd in print.
say what?!?  it's used all the time in the circles I'm involved in.  so...
i have to say you're completely wrong (in my experience, in my region of
the country/world, in my gardening clubs, etc.).

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