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A friend of mine has found a variegated pink centranthus in his garden. Neither of us can find a variegated variety in our gardening books or online so were wondering if it could be a totally new variety.
Does anyone know how we can verify if it is a new variety?
I think the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) would be a good place to start.
The other place to talk to is Bressingham Plants. Used to have the contact details, will try and find them, but don;t hold yer breff, it was a long time ago.
Thompson and Morgan are always searching for new strains of popular plants. New strains do spontaneously crop up in people's gardens. A very small number of them will turn out to be new and of commercial interest, and T&M will pay good money for some seeds."£500 Reward when you find or create a new plant".
More details are here:http://www.thompson-morgan.com/public/QLOnline/product?portal:componentId=32485735&portal:type=action&portal:isSecure=false&productCode=kww2056TM&page=mainview&readAllReviews=true
They would probably be able to tell you whether a strain of centranthus is new, and, more importantly, whether they'd like to have some.
Thanks Berghill and Gary, I'll definately look into both suggestions.
Searched everywhere, but I cannot find the contact details. Very sorry.
Here you are - Blooms 'Found a Plant?' contact details
Thank you Dovefromabove.
Beat me to it. Thanks Dfa.
Thanks everyone. I'll keep you all informed.