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The Origin of Plants
(2001)  Page(s) 447.  
 
Plant Introductions in the period 1900-2000
1961 Rosa 'Blaby Jubilee' (syn. 'Dries Verschuren') Large-flowerd bush rose. Raised by Blaby Rose Garden in Leicestershire.
(2001)  Page(s) 185.  
 
Plant Introductions in the period 1500-1599
c. 1590 Clematis cirrhosa (sy. C. calycina) Fern-Leaved Clematis. Mediterranean, Asia.
(2001)  Page(s) 161.  
 
Gerard also grew C. cirrhosa, which sounds like a disease of the liver but simply means 'with tendrils'. This one is evergreen, flowers in the winter and has silky seed heads, a double bonus. It comes from southern Europe and Asia and so is slightly tender.
(2001)  Page(s) 186.  
 
Plant Introductions in the period 1500-1599
pr 1597 Clematis flammula S. Europe, N. Africa, W. Syria, Turkey.
(2001)  Page(s) 161.  
 
C. flammula (meaning 'small flame') arrived from southern Europe before 1597 and is a small and dainty scrambler with heavily scented white flowers. John Gerard grew it and found that if you crush the leaves on a hot summer day and smell them 'it causes a smell and pain like a flame'. His name for it was Purging Periwinkle.
(2001)  Page(s) 388.  
 
Plant Introductions in the period 1800-1899
1862 Clematis x jackmanii (C. lanuginosa, C. x hendersonnii x C. viticella) Garden origin. Received the First-Class Certificate from the RHS in 1863. Thefirst of many cross-bred Clematis to be produced by George Jackman & Son of Surrey.
(2001)  Page(s) 446.  
 
Plant Introductions in the period 1900-2000
1952 Clematis phlebantha W. Nepal. Collected by Oleg Polunin (d. 1985), renowned botanist and plant photographer. Raised from seed at RHS's garden at Wisley, Surrey, and distributed to gardens.
(2001)  Page(s) 183.  
 
Plant Introductions in the period 1500-1599
c. 1568 Clematis viticella Vine Clematis. S.E. Europe
(2001)  Page(s) 160.  
 
Clematis viticella, a bell-shaped late flowerer, was introduced into England towards the end of the 1560s by Hugh Morgan (c.1540-1613), who had not one but two 'botanic' gardens in London. He was Apothecary to Queen Elizabeth...
(2001)  Page(s) 176.  
 
One plant that must be included in the exotics, and which settled here in the same year [1568] as the Marvel of Peru [Mirabilis jalapa], is the passion Flower. It was first called Flos Passionis, or, as John Tradescant named it in the following century, Amaracock sive Clematis Virginiana; Linnaeus in the eighteenth century gave it the name with which we are familiar, Passiflora incarnata.
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