New 2010 Introductions

New introductions primarily from our own wild seed collections that will become available during the course of the new season. Here divided into 3 sections :

New cultivar names we are allocating or introducing

Aspidistra daibuensis 'Totally Dotty' BSWJ3236A distinct form of this species, which we have grown for many years, originating from a single plant we selected from the forest overlooking the South Cross Highway, which was still only a track at that time in 1996. This form was distinct amongst the colony we found by the broad oblong-lanceolate leaves being more heavily spotted and streaked in white than any others. We hope to be able to offer plants of this selection in a year or two.

Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii 'Formosa' BSWJ7025


Originates from a seed collection we gathered from Hsitou Experimental Forest, Central Taiwan.

A fragile area constantly under attack from natural disasters, encompassing many endangered plant populations. It appears to be the lower limit for this species. Where it is distinct from other forms of Kawakamii in bearing larger foliage on longer petioles, with wide inflorescences to 60 cm across, on large shrubs 4-5 m tall in the wild. A feature that confused taxonomists into including this taxon into H. aspera ssp. robusta, which it evidently is not.

Hydrangea serrata ‘Crûg Cobalt’ BSWJ6241a


One of our original seed collections from the Mt. Unzen area of Kyushu, Japan in 1998. Of a very floriferous dwarf form of this amenable deciduous lacecap species hydrangea,

bearing corymbs of strong blue lace-cap (pink in acid soil) flowers May-August. While the foliage ages to a purple cast if exposed to sun, as in the field where we grow the mother plants, which are still only a metre tall without pruning at around 10 years old.

Roscoea cautleyoides 'Crûg's Late Lemon' BWJ7781

Is from a seed collection I gathered in the Lijiang area of Yunnan in 2000, from a trail close to Yu Hu village where Joseph Rock used to reside. The plants were common along the trail, but only had seed in one small area.

This collection is distinct in only coming into flower late in the summer typically starting July to August for us and continuing flowering into September and even October. The stems are green only brown stained at the base, while the flowers are pale yellow larger than normal, comparing favourably with other named clones.

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