Harper & Debbage wins Silver at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 2017

Harper and Debbage (owners of the James Lye Fuchsia Collection) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Silver award for it’s second exhibit of our Plant Heritage, National Plant Collection of Fuchsia Cultivars introduced by James Lye at the Royal Horticultural Society’s, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (4th to 9th July) 2017. Our concept this year was to exhibit some of the Fuchsias from the collection in a simple display and provide a range of interpretation panels highlighting key facts about James Lye, including his family (a number of his cultivars are named after his daughters), His career at Clyffe Hall and some of the awards he received for exhibiting his fuchsias, We have also been able to locate a number of colour plates of his Fuchsia introductions from 1877 to 1880, which are also displayed. We are highlighting a previously unknown fuchsia introduced by James Lye. Which was found listed in an article about New Fuchsias in the ‘Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener’ published in October 1899. Which describes the cultivar as follows:   Fuchsia ‘Lye’s Marvellous’ Tube and Sepals: Reddish Carmine. Corolla: Violet Purple.       Please see our blog post about this article…

Collection’s First Open Day 2014

Collection Open Day – The James Lye Fuchsia Collection, will be throwing its doors open to the public for its first Plant Heritage, National Plant Collection open day on Sunday 7th September 2014. To view the full Press Release, click on the link below (3 March 2014)

National Plant Collection Status

Plant Heritage – Leading plant conservation charity, Plant Heritage is delighted to welcome a National Collection of Fuchsia cvs. Introduced by the Victorian Plantsman, James Lye. To view the full Press Release, click n the link below [PDF] (14 February 2013) Press Release Download (PDF)

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