French Gardening history

Jim McKenney
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:48:18 PST
Thanks for that very generous response, David. You are either up very late or up very early. Was that written with the breakfast coffee?

Does the Crocosmia hybrid 'His Majesty' still exist? I grew this plant long ago, maybe thirty years ago, but the plants rarely produced normal flowers. Typically the flowers were missing a tepal or two. At the time I wondered if the plants had been produced by tissue culture (one accession of Crocus 'Vanguard' from those days showed a similar deformity). 

I have a  color slide or two  of those plants of 'His Majesty', and although I keep an eye on Crocosmia offerings, I've never seen anything like it again. 

I would very much like to acquire it again. 

Jim McKenney

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