Lost Fuchsia: Emily Doel
Lost Fuchsias / 17/05/2018

This week’s lost fuchsia is ‘Emily Doel‘, which was introduced in 1882 and we are hoping that our fuchsia detectives will help us to find more information about this historic cultivar.  Does anyone know who Emily Doel was?   Description: Current Status: Believed lost to cultivation Year of Introduction: 1882 Flower Type: Single Tube Colour: White Sepals Colour: White Corolla Colour: Rose Foliage Colour: Unknown (suspected Green)   Additional Clues on where this cultivar has previously been listed to help our detectives: Gardeners Chronicle. Edition 6/9/1884 Exhibited at Trowbridge on 20/8/1884 by G Tucker. Laings Catalogue. Circa 1890 H Cannell Catalogue. Page78, 1882 This cultivar sometimes appears as ‘Emily Doels’, we suspect that this is the same cultivar and a typographical error,  but we need evidence to prove this.  Are you able to help solve this? We are hoping that our fuchsia detectives will find some information about this historic cultivar, through historical resources, such as the ‘Gardeners’ Chronicle‘ and nursery catalogues, if any of our detectives are living in Europe they could consult their own country’s historical journals, as we know James Lye’s fuchsias have appeared in German publications such as ‘Garten Zeitung‘. Any information you can share with…

Lost Fuchsia: Royal Standard
Lost Fuchsias / 02/05/2018

This week’s lost fuchsia is ‘Royal Standard‘, which was introduced in 1877 and we are hoping that our fuchsia detectives will help us to find more information about this historic cultivar. Description: Current Status: Believed lost to cultivation Year of Introduction: 1877 Flower Type: Single Tube Colour: Bright Red Sepals Colour: Bright Red Corolla Colour: Plum Purple Foliage Colour: Green   Additional Clues on where this cultivar has previously been listed to help our detectives: B. S. Williams Catalogue, 1878 H. Cannell Catalogue, 1882 ‘Fine strong growing plant, one of the best for large plants’ Laings Catalogue, 1890 Gardeners Chronicle, 1877 The Floral Magazine, 1877 Gardeners Oracle ‘Selection’, 1880-1881 We are hoping that our fuchsia detectives will find some information about this historic cultivar, through historical resources, such as the ‘Gardeners’ Chronicle‘ and nursery catalogues, if any of our detectives are living in Europe they could consult their own country’s historical journals, as we know James Lye’s fuchsias have appeared in German publications such as ‘Garten Zeitung‘. Any information you can share with us (however small) will help us and other fuchsia detectives in the search.