Plants with potential looks to identify useful landscape plants

Aug 5, 2017

Credit LSU AgCenter

Horticulturists at LSUAgCenter's Hammond Research Station are on the hunt to rediscover underused landscape plants that have performance potential in Louisiana.

This program is called "Plants with Potential."

A core component of the program is offering plants that can be propogated without restrictions. Many newly-developed varieties on the market carry invention patents, which can be costly to wholesale growers.


Plant species selected for the program currently see limited or no distribution and little use in the state, but have evidence of excellent landscape performance potential in our challenging climate.