[SPAM] Re: Source of Eremurus spp.

John Grimshaw j.grimshaw@virgin.net
Mon, 29 Oct 2007 22:27:53 PDT
 Jim McKenney wrote:
> Somewhere around the house I have photos of the blooming  Eremurus 
> robustus
> and E. elwesii obtained from the Scheepers company back in the mid '60s.

Has anyone seen anything labelled Eremurus elwesii more recently than the 
mid-'60s? It was a race of Eremurus robustus developed here at Colesbourne 
by Henry John Elwes. There is a wonderful photograph of him inspecting his 
Eremurus bed, with the inflorescences towering over him. It would be great 
to restore "E. elwesii" to the garden here, but I fear that it is no more.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

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