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I am a semi-retired UK botanical garden curator and former international horticultural consultant, who has worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Australia. I spend part of the year in Australia and part in Europe, mainly due to family and work commitments. I earn my living from writing and editing Internet copy, articles and books. I have written over fifty books on gardening and have been translated into twenty-four different languages. I am a former UK Garden Writer of the Year and a previous Quill & Trowel Award Winner from the Garden Writer’s Association of America. I am interested in developing gardening communities on the Internet and I manage the popular GardenMessenger Yahoo group, along with its various sub-groups like PondMessenger and SeedMessenger. I also edit International Water Gardener and its associated regional web-sites.

Friday, August 11, 2006

New Asclepias for 2007

Asclepias 'Beauty'

Three new Asclepias cultivars produced by Mr. Nardo Zaias of Miami Beach in the United States, are being introduced to the public and horticultural trade for the first time at the famous annual Plantarium horticultural exhibition in The Netherlands towards the end of August. These new cultivars will be available to gardeners in limited numbers during 2007. All three are herbaceous plants, but according to their introducer are best grown in tubs or containers. They all have upright branching stems and produce flowers in neat umbels from late spring until late summer. The blossoms of 'Maggy' are orange-red and yellow, 'Kiki' has orange and yellow flowers, while those of 'Beauty' are orange-red and light-yellow.

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Happy Gardening

Philip

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3 Comments:

Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

Philip, I read your blog all the time and I appreciate your information on new introductions. Thank you for posting them.

In regards to the asclepias, based on the photo I assume that 'Beauty' is a currassavica, correct? Are the other two cultivars of that species as well?

7:58 pm  
Blogger Philip Swindells said...

I believe that you are correct from the appearance of the plants, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Philip
GardenMessenger

11:53 am  
Blogger Philip Swindells said...

I have just heard that they are from Asclepias curvassica.
Philip
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8:34 pm  

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