New plant collections include agapanthus

Seven new National Plant Collections from Plant Heritage include a duplicate agapanthus collection after Bowden bought its stock.

Agapanthus 'Indigo Dreams'  © Ruth Penrose
Agapanthus 'Indigo Dreams' © Ruth Penrose

Richard and Lorna Fulcher have held a National Collection of Agapanthus for 20 years, first at Bicton College and then at their nursery, Pine Cottage Plants in Devon.

They have sold their Agapanthus business to Bowden Hostas nursery, and are in the process of duplicating their plants so that the Pine Cottage cultivars are conserved for future generations when the couple retire soon.

Hoyland Plant Centre already hold National Collections of Agapanthus and Tulbaghia and now they have added Clivia to their stable.

Another new collection covers plants named after people connected to West Sussex garden Nymans or plants bred at Nymans, for instance, Magnolia denudate ‘Cecil Nice’.

Megginch Castle has two new Malus/Pyrus collections. Myddelton House Garden has a new Ruscus collection.


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