An unnamed seedling from Rosewood Gardens
© Chris Searle
Can Spring be far behind?
After what is officially the wettest winter on record, it's time to look forward to the coming of spring.
Daylily-loving BHHS members will have started daylily seeds from either their own crosses or seed donated by American Hemerocallis Society members to the International Seed Bank. While not all seed results in blooms as lovely as this one from Chris Searle's own breeding programme, anticipation is part of the pleasure.
Whether your preference is for hostas or for daylilies, new growth is showing and the season is about to start. Can anything be more exciting?
Our hostas and daylilies
This month we have added the registered hostas of Marco Fransen.
Hosta lovers will know that Marco is the originator of many popular hostas, often using the prefix of 'Paradise', as well as being the driving force behind his nursery, Fransen Hostas.
In 2008 Marco was awarded the BHHS's Newbold Hosta Vase for H. 'Paradise Joyce'.
Next month we will feature more daylilies.
This month's Plant Profile comes from Jan Wyers.
Hemerocallis 'Heavenly Curls' was bred by Gossard and registered in 2000.
This beautiful near white flower has a yellow green throat and is classed as an Unusual form, Crispate-Cascade-Spatulate. It opens to reveal this wonderful flower that is 7inches across, on a scape around 17 inches in height.
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As this series develops, earlier entries are being added to the archive
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