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Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 865

Long shot, but does anyone know of a resource where I can find out the reasons behind the naming of a (variety/breed/species/cultivar - what would Pelargonium Australian Mystery be)? 

I took some cuttings last year, and now they're flowering I want to give one to my Australian friend. Just wondered where I could find out where the name came from... 


  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,048
    I think for cultivar names you'd probably need to contact the breeder in most cases. Occasionally something like that will be referred to in publicity (eg 'new releases' on a nursery website or for a flower show) but that is likely to be a tiny proportion. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • AthelasAthelas CambridgeshirePosts: 685
    All I can find is that it was introduced by Swanland Nurseries in the UK in 1990.
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 865
    Thanks very much... that's helpful! (I had tried doing a bit of a google search myself, honest!)

  • AthelasAthelas CambridgeshirePosts: 685
    No worries. You could try asking

    I don’t think Swanland exists online now.
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 865
    Thx. Will drop them a line... 
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 4,041
    Janie, is your friend a UK resident? She would not be allowed to take the plant back to Australia.
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 865
    @BenCotto No, don't worry, she lives permanently here in the UK with her British husband!
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