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.
14 May 2012
A Starling x Ulrika cross & Arundell at its best.
Seedling No. 14
some reason I’ve always been taken by the border auricula Starling & have
now crossed a few new seedlings that have the same farina on the petals. No. 14 also has a far better circle of paste in the centre & is not pin eyed like Starling.