A wonderful plant named in memory of the late Margaret Seabrook, wife to gardening pundit, Peter Seabrook. Margaret suffered for many years with dementia and Alzheimer’s, so this delightful variety is a fitting memory to Margaret.
Over 33% of the royalty collected will go to Alzheimer’s Society, supporting those with dementia and seeking new treatments and ultimately a cure for the devastating condition that affects over 1 million people in the UK.
The cultivar was a chance discovery, a “sport” from the well-known ‘Seabrook’s Lavender’ (a hardy verbena to –10 degrees centigrade), by Robin and Christine Grant on the Isle of Wight. The new form also creates a bushy plant, with healthy green foliage and masses of repeat flowers from May to November. It has a distinctive two-tone colour appearance, a strong, dark pink centre slowly fades outwards through lilac, light pink with the outermost flower appearing almost white. A great memory to Margaret and support to millions of dementia sufferers across the nation.
Introduced by Kernock Park Plants.