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Tuesday, 8 June 2010
A garden treasure
This is the extremely fine double Camassia leichtlinii 'John Treasure', given to me last year by Matt Bishop: it is one of those plants that, as yet, is only circulating within the plantsman community and not commercially available.
As its name suggests, it arose in the garden of the late John Treasure (1911-1993) at Burford House, near Tenbury Wells, and rumour circulates that another double was found at the same time, but this has not been distributed, if it still exists. As a single stem the plant is remarkable: a clump will be superb.
A personal view of the world of horticulture and plants by a gardening botanist and author, living in Settrington, North Yorkshire, and working as Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum, a partnership between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Castle Howard.
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