We've started this year's seed distribution scheme as usual.  Please send us your seeds as soon as they are ready.

Featured Conservation Plants: August 2016

August 2016:
Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Ripe’

Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Ripe’ is a hybrid, raised by Mr L. W. Brummitt of Oxfordshire and introduced in 1959. This daylily seems to have been introduced to the Conservation Scheme in 2006 or earlier, but it is not clear which group introduced it or where the original plant came from. It has been verified by Wendy Sime (Shropshire) as the correct plant as the description matches that in the registration index. Norfolk & Suffolk, Scottish & Northern Borders and Shropshire Groups have grown it and it has been reported as a good garden plant.

A mid-season flowerer, it has a single cerise flower with a faint yellow stripe down the petals. It grows in sun or part shade in good garden soil and as with other hemerocallis it is prone to attack by slugs and snails. Propagation is by division.

It is not currently listed in the RHS Plantfinder.

Jan Vaughan

The Conservation scheme involves HPS members in growing these plants and documenting the best way to grow and propagate them. The plants are distributed across the country with many local groups and individual growers being involved.

The scheme is open to all HPS members. More information about the scheme can be found here.

Since the present scheme started in 1998, we have been successful in conserving over 30 plant varieties that are, in our opinion, all worthy of being grown in British gardens. However, there are still a large number of potentially garden worthy plants in need of conservation.

If you are a interested in making this (or any other of our conservation plants) available on a commercial basis, please contact the National Coordinator.

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