New National Plant Collections – Dec 2015


We were delighted to have an unprecedented number of new Collections approved at the latest PCC meeting in early December – 13 in total! Here is the full list:

Allium spp., cvs. and hybrids (excl. A. cepa, A. porrum and A. sativum) – Jackie Currie, Surrey

Betula – Stone Lane Gardens, Devon. Scientific Collection status.

Chrysanthemum Hardy DISPERSED – Judy Barker (main contact – Hertfordshire), Norwell Nurseries (Nottinghamshire) & Hill Close Gardens (Warwickshire): This is the second ‘dispersed’ collection awarded by Plant Heritage and a great conservation story. You will be able to read about it in the spring 2016 edition of the Plant Heritage Journal.

Corokia – Mona Abboud, London

Eucryphia spp. & primary hybrids hardy in southern England – RBG Kew, Wakehurst, Sussex

Harold Comber Collection – National Trust Nymans, Sussex

Hebe strictatraversii and cultivars – Stephen Harding, Kent

Hemerocallis – post-2004 hybrid registrations suited to UK climate – Strictly Daylilies, Cambridgeshire

Hosta with the RHS AGM – Paul Harris, Kent

Malus Scottish apple cvs. – Nick Edwardson, Peeblesshire

Muehlenbeckhia – Jan Michalak, Suffolk

Petrocosmea – Rex Dibley, Dibleys Nurseries, North Wales

Roscoea – Barry Clarke, Hampshire

More detail on the new collections will follow in the Spring issue of the Plant Heritage Journal.