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Maggi Young

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x Kalmiopsis leachiana
« on: December 22, 2018, 02:00:49 PM »
Thanks to Cliff Booker I  have been fascinated to read the following blog post:
http://blog.conifercountry.com/2014/07/kalmiopsis/?fbclid=IwAR3RrMMC9zbmmKbOZkAgYodosdueYgtFX42KELdhHeutdVPWvSN_p21Y2pA

Kalmiopsis leachiana | survival in a land of extremes
July 2, 2014 by Michael Kauffmann   
Original Publication DATE: 6/3/2010


Please take time to read it all - and there are some interesting comments on the blog too.


What a good read I found this to be. 
Our mentor, Harold Esslemont, had a long history with these plants, including awards from the Joint Rock RHS committee. In 1965 he won an Award of Merit for x Kalmiopsis leachiana 'M.Le Piniec' and a First Class Certificate for x Kalmiopsis leachiana 'Umpqua River. And in 1987 another FCC for x Kalmiopsis leachiana. The two FCC plants were passed on to Ian Young and I shortly after that and we enjoy them in our garden.
At which point I confess many cuttings have been taken, plants moved around and now I do not know which form is which. I know, mea culpa!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Maggi Young

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Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

 


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