The plants in this collection are an historical representation of the development of these garden forms between the 1920s and 1970s with a few later hardy seedlings, plus a few older tough survivors. The collection has provided me with much enjoyment and during the flowering season it is interesting to walk up and down the rows observing plants and recalling the old catalogue information. Across three allotments are to be found the plants held in the Plant Heritage (NCCPG) collection.
Chrysanthemum, Korean, Rubellum and hardy spray.
The dilemma, of course, is that the plants cannot be entered in the Plant Finder unless they are available for sale to the general public and allotment regulations do not allow me to engage in a commercial activity. So I have taken the decision to supply a selection to several nurseries and the NCS in return for plant finder entries. This will allow me time to carry out further research into the history of these plants.
Judy at 'Home'