Miss Euphemia Jessopp's crocus - and rosemary!

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Wed, 06 Apr 2005 09:42:14 PDT
Earlier this year I enjoyed the flowering of Crocus jessoppiae. This crocus,
generally thought to be of hybrid origin, was named by E.A.Bowles for a
neighbor who raised it from seed supplied by Bowles. The small white flowers
are not likely to create much of a stir except in the heart of the confirmed
crocomane. My corms came from Jane McGary, and I'm glad to have them.


Here in the Washington, D.C. area we have an old, local firm which grows and
sells herbs, De Baggio's Herb Farm & Nursery as they now call themselves.
Their annual catalog arrived today, and while I was looking over the
offerings, noticed the rosemary Miss Jessopp's Upright Rosemary. They have
offered this cultivar in the past, but this year I saw it in a new light.
According to the herb catalog, this rosemary was introduced by E. A.  Bowles
and named for this same Euphemia Jessopp. 


Soon I expect to have two plants commemorating Miss Euphemia Jessopp in the


Jim McKenney


Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where I hope the presence of
two plants commemorating someone named Euphemia will have everyone speaking
well of my garden (and is it asking too much that they mean it?). 


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