Previously I lived in Sweden for nearly 20 years and my quest there was to hybridize auriculas to produce ever better plants suitable for the harsh Swedish climate. Whilst living there I also created and run Sweden’s Auricula Club. I've now returned to England to continue growing auriculas together with my daughter-in-law, Iris. Iris is also an enthusiastic & skilful Iris grower; many of her wonderful Irises can be seen on this blog.
5 Mar 2012
Ancient Society is a very fine “Gold Centred” alpine Auricula which has a pleasant scent. It was named after the oldest existing horticultural society in the world, The AncientSociety of York Florists; the plant was raised by Mr K Bowser in the UK. The society was founded in 1768. More information can be found on their website.
Ancient Society does very well in Sweden, I have been growing it in my zone 4 garden for several years now, it was one of my first auriculas I obtained from England.
You can now purchase Ancient Society from my website www.raysperennials.se