Gardening ranges in scale from fruit orchards, to long boulevard plantings with one or more different types of
herbaceous plants, to residential
back gardens including lawns and foundation plantings, and to
container gardens grown inside or outside. Gardening may be very specialized, with only one type of plant grown, or involve a variety of plants in mixed plantings. It involves an active participation in the growing of plants, and tends to be labor-intensive, which differentiates it from
Osteospermum 'Pink Whirls' A cultivar selected for its intriguing and colourful flowers
A cultivar (cultivated variety) is an assemblage of plants selected for desirable characteristics that are maintained during
propagation. More generally, a cultivar is the most basic classification category of cultivated plants in the
International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP). Most cultivars arise in cultivation, but some are from wild plants that have distinctive characteristics.