What is the Name for Mixing Flowers to Make Different Flowers?

Mixing existing flowers to create a new kind of flower is hybridization. When you hybridize, the offspring is called a hybrid. Often, different species belonging to the same genus are hybridized, as happened when different species of the genus Viola resulted in the pansy. Genera can be hybridized, too.

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