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Lost Fuchsia: Emily Doel

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?

Cultivar Description:

  • Year of Introduction: 1882
  • Flower Type: Single
  • Tube Colour: White
  • Sepals Colour: White
  • Corolla Colour: Rose
  • Foliage Colour: No Description but suspected to be 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. Page 78, 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‘.

If you have any information about this cultivar, please contact us.


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