Technical Details

Scan this with a QR code reader or view sample.

This unique bar code is called a QR code (QR being short for Quick Response). These codes allow people to instantly learn more about an event, product, web site, business and more by linking you to content on any supported mobile phone. Here's how it works:

  1. Make sure your mobile phone can scan a QR code with its camera, either with an application that you download or via software that's already installed on your phone. Your mobile cameraphone may be able to scan QR codes out of the box or you may need to download software. See our list of recommended software below.
  2. Once you installed the QR code software, scan your Hortycode and you will be taken instantly to all of the information and services Hortycodes provides.

Horticultural Data

Hortycodes, LLC gets horticultural data from the USDA PLANTS database and other reputable sources of data. We can replace or include horticultural data from institutions if the data is provided.

The basic horticultural information that is available on the Hortycode™ such as zone information, bloom time, size, soil and sun preferences etc. are NOT harvested from Wikipedia. We do, however, provide links to Wikipedia for users to gain additional information about the species in question. These links can be removed at the request of institutions.


Recommend Software

  •   i-nigma
  • Highly Recommended. iPhone, Android and Blackberry compatible. Also compatible with a host of other devices. This is the fastest and most reliable QR code scanner. Free for most devices.

  •   BeeTagg
  • Recommended. iPhone, Android and Blackberry compatible. Also compatible with a host of other devices. Free for most devices.


There are literally hundreds of different QR code readers. Visit your respective mobile device's app store to browse through all of your options.