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gertiegreenie
Dec 22, 2013 2:35 PM CST
Does anyone know if this variety is still obtainable? It was developed by J.Pope nurseries of Birmingham around 1905
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zuzu
Dec 22, 2013 8:58 PM CST

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We have an entry for King's Norton in our database, but no information regarding its availability. @jmorth is our resident narcissus expert. Perhaps he'll be able to answer your question.

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jmorth
Dec 23, 2013 12:39 PM CST
King's Norton was registered w/ ‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at [url=www.rhs.org.uk]www.rhs.org.uk[/url] w/ a flowering date of before 1903. It is also listed in ADS database, but without any pictures...the lack of any photo there often indicates it isn't available any more. You might try companies that specialize in heirloom cultivars like Old House Gardens (though their more current catalogs don't list it).
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gertiegreenie
Dec 23, 2013 5:11 PM CST
Thanks plant people. I'm aware of the RHS journal listings and wondered if I could track down anyone that might be currently growing it. I'm English and didn't at first realise that I had logged onto an American forum....I of course mean Birmingham, England, though you spotted that I guess. The Pope nurseries were started by ancestors of mine and I'm curious about the cultivars that they developed. Will check out your suggestions.
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jmorth
Dec 23, 2013 6:32 PM CST
Wishing you good fortune in your search.
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 23, 2013 8:47 PM CST
Gertie don't leave us. We aren't ONLY an American forum. We have brits here. Just have a look at our English members:
http://garden.org/users/memberlist/location.php?my_location=...

AND we have a British gardening forum:
http://garden.org/forums/view/uk/

Plus you might be interested in articles by Neil Muir. He writes some top notch stuff! This is a link to his profile page. Scroll down to where you see "Gardening ideas by NEILMUIR1" & click on the articles.
http://garden.org/users/profile/NEILMUIR1/

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gertiegreenie
Dec 24, 2013 9:40 AM CST
Thanks flaflwrgrl. Will follow up.
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 24, 2013 11:20 AM CST
Good! We're glad to have you here. Green Grin!
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kqcrna
Dec 24, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Welcome to ATP Gertie!

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