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 Aug 2012
ÅKE, a dark Swedish Self
ÅKE a dark self.
Åke is a very good self I have raised in Sweden.
A self is an auricula that has even colour on its petals; the petal is just one
colour with no shading & no edge. They also very often, like Åke have a
good farina on the leaves. I will have a couple for sale at Hallagården on the
18th & 19th. /Ray