Wanted: old varieties of ornamentals
The NordGen Working Group for Fruits, Berries and Ornamentals searches for old varieties of seed-propagated annual and biennial ornamentals.
Many horticultural enthusiasts have conserved special and beloved plants for decades by taking seeds and saving them for sowing every season. Some plant varieties have even been inherited through generations of growers. While other old varieties have survived for very long time in old gardens, and have become semi-wild and more or less live their own lives. These varieties have become adapted to our climate, and can be representatives for varieties that today have left the market.
It is today quite common that gardens are completely redesigned. As a consequence of this, we are about to loose this old plant material unless we have secured it for example in a gene bank. For this reason has the NordGen Working Group for Fruits, Berries and Ornamentals initiated this call for seed-propagated annual and biennial seeds.