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alanelliott

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Primula 'Bon Accord' cultivars
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:55:20 PM »
This is a plea for information. This has been in the back of my mind for a while now and after the article in the AGS journal recently about what gardeners can do to save wild species this spurred me on.

So this is about saving a wee bit of Scottish horticultural heritage. In 1910 Cocker brothers from Aberdeen (the company is still going but is a rose specialist - I havent had a reply from them) created a suite of primrose cultivars. There are very few listed on catalogues and the Plant Finder now compared to their original list.

Cerise and Purple are listed in the Plantfinder. RBGE has Gem and I am hoping that some of you 'Rockers' have one or two of the others in cultivation. If so then I might put some wheels in motion to try, with your help and get a collection togethers to stop them disappearing.

Beauty
Blue
Cerise
Cream
Elegans
Gem
Jewel
Lavender
Lilac
Purity
Purple
Rose
Ultramarine
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Re: Primula 'Bon Accord' cultivars
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 05:06:01 PM »
That seems like a fine idea, Alan. We don't grow any of these ourselves - but we do know Alec Cocker well.... we can contact him for you.
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Re: Primula 'Bon Accord' cultivars
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 05:09:46 PM »
That seems like a fine idea, Alan. We don't grow any of these ourselves - but we do know Alec Cocker well.... we can contact him for you.

Cheers Maggi. Hopefully they'll get back to me shortly. If I dont hear soon I might take you up on that offer.
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Re: Primula 'Bon Accord' cultivars
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 07:29:52 PM »
From an old catalogue I've got.

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Re: Primula 'Bon Accord' cultivars
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 07:34:08 PM »
From an old catalogue I've got.

Very interesting! Thanks for that!
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Re: Primula 'Bon Accord' cultivars
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 07:08:47 PM »
Hey Alan,

How goes the search for the legendary Bon Accord series?

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Re: Primula 'Bon Accord' cultivars
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 07:41:35 PM »
Hey Alan,

How goes the search for the legendary Bon Accord series?

ross

Made contact with the Plant Heritage holder. She has a been collecting what she can and put her in contact with a nursery man who had a couple more and sent some material from the Botanics. But as someone else is working with them I've left her to it.
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Re: Primula 'Bon Accord' cultivars
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 05:49:38 PM »
Cool, I wonder how she is getting on? Thanks Alan.

 


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