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.
15 Mar 2012
IDA – an almost pure black Border Auricula
As well as hybridizing the more exotic show auriculas I’m also trying to breed some more exciting border auriculas (trädgårdsaurikel). I’m particularly trying to increase the range & depth of colours. I think the borders can be just as attractive as their more exotic cousins, in addition they are hardier and nearly all are highly scented.