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.
19 Mar 2012
EMIL a new border.
EMIL is a new border Auricula (trädgårdsaurikel) from a Dales Red x Urban cross; it’s a very robust plant with a light coating of farina & a fine ring of paste in the centre. I’ve trailed the plant for two years, just to make sure that the blooms are consistent & that it does well in Sweden. Being a new plant it will take two to three years before there are sufficient offsets for sale.