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 May 2015
Stjärnhimmel (Starry Sky) A new auricula
STJÄRNHIMMEL (Starry Sky)
Stjärnhimmel is a new Swedish raised fancy auricula. It has proved to be very hardy and has farina on it's petals that remind me of a Starry Night. I started by making crosses with Starling and later using Ulrika and Wincha, which after 4 years has resulted with Stjärnhimmel.