Edgar Kline -- info, please

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Wed, 23 Apr 2008 03:24:49 PDT
Paige asked,

>Can anyone tell me about the late Edgar Kline of Lake Grove, Oregon, USA? He
>was a respected grower of bulbs. I have seen both Asian lilies and
>Erythroniums of W North America mentioned. When was he going strong? Did he
>specialize? Did his nursery have a name? What became of his nursery -- and
>his stock? Do any of you have any of his stock?
>A correspondent has mentioned an Erythronium received from Edgar Kline in
>1970. An online reference makes him a co-founder of Siskiyou Rare Plant
>Nursery, but surely that is Boyd Kline.

Yes, it's Boyd who co-founded Siskiyou RPN. Edgar Kline's nursery was in 
southwest Portland (or Lake Oswego -- I went there once but am not sure 
which jurisdiction it was in). It was called Kline Nursery. After he died, 
the nursery land was developed for housing, but several local growers and 
gardeners went there ahead of the bulldozers and rescued many plants, 
mostly erythroniums and cyclamen. I remember a particularly magnificent 
population of Cyclamen repandum there. I think some of the material was 
eventually propagated at Bovees' Nursery, and Jan Palmer of Bovees' may 
know more about it.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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