Read here about their quest to find the perfect phlox, which happens to only be pollinated by butterflies and moths!
Mt. Cuba Center Explores Impacts of Breeding Native Plant Cultivars on Pollinator Nutrition
The Mt. Cuba Center researches ecological values of native plants and what may be inadvertently lost in their cultivars. Cultivars are often bred for improved color and disease-resistance, but with no regard for the impact of the breeding on pollinator nutrition or other ecological benefits.