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This isn't a gardening question as such but does anyone know how Lavatera got the name 'Barnsley Baby '?


  • I don't, but it looks as if the breeder is Future Plants, so you could maybe email them?

    I wish there were more information about this sort of thing... I find it very fascinating to know who the breeders were.
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,573
    Rosemary Verey from Barnsley House found, propagated and made famous the lavatera she named Barnsley. I assume that Barnsley Baby is a more compact sport from the original. Looking at the one in my garden I would say ‘gangly teenager’ might be a more appropriate epithet than ‘baby’.
    Rutland, England
  • Thank you, I will and I'll let you know. There does seem to be very little information readily available on this subject. 
  • sarinkasarinka Posts: 270
    It would be lovely if someone did a comprehensive encyclopaedia on this very subject.

    Love my lavatera (though the winds this year evidently had some beef with them).
  • Thank you everyone. I had a reply from future plants as well and it is a sport from the original. 
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