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Hybridizer R. Wallace & Co.

R. Wallace & Co., Kinfield Gardens, St John St. , Colchester, England 1894. Started originally by Dr. Alexander Wallace, father of R.W. Wallace as the New Plant and Bulb Company. Later Robert W. Wallace & Co., The Old Gardens, Tunbridge Wells. Kent England. These nuseries had been Russell's Nurseries (formerly Crisp & Son) and Mr. Wallace moved his stock here. Magnificient nusery for hardy plants. Specialists in Irises for many years. Introducers of the Foster seedlings and most of the Bliss varieties. Also specialists in Azaleas, Lilies and many other groups of plants. Iris catalogue began in 1888. Robert W. Wallace, V.M.H., recieved his Victoria Medal of Honour in 1923 and the firm the Lawrence Gold Medal for Irises in 1820 and the Coronation Cup in 1914 for Japanese Irises. Letters 1919, 1936. He received the Foster Memorial Plaque in 1931.

Also see scientist Robert Whistler Wallace.


Intermediate: 'Geneva'.

Japanese: 'Cloisonne', 'Distant Mountains', 'Eastern Queen', 'Imperial Queen', 'Mandarin', Moonlight Waves', 'Morning Mists', 'Peace', 'White Waterfall'.

Siberian: 'Avocet', 'Blue Poll', 'Diamond Jubilee', 'Diomed', 'Eleanor', 'Epaulette', 'Fifinella', 'George Wallace', 'Heron', 'Kingfisher Blue', 'Lacewing', 'Margaret', 'Mayfly', 'Oread', 'Ormonde', 'Persimmon', 'Sibulleyana', 'Snow Bunting'.

Species:  'Colchesterensis', Foetidissima Aurea, 'Jordana', 'Laevigata Alba', 'Leander', 'White Pearl',

Tall Bearded: 'Aegina', 'Arabia', 'Babylon', 'Balthazar', 'Birling Blue', 'Caspar', 'Cetewayo', 'Cheerful', 'Chios', 'Cyclades', 'Cydnus', 'Damascus', 'Delos', 'Dignity', 'Egypt', 'Euboia', 'Euphrates', 'Frederick', 'Freelance', 'Imbros', 'Kedron', 'King Solomon', 'Lesbia', 'Mark Anthony', 'Melchior', 'Milos', 'Nancy', 'Nicanor', 'Old Granny', 'Paphian', 'Paragon', 'Paros', 'Patmos', 'Pharillon', 'Raj', 'Rhodes', 'Samos', 'Samothrace', 'Sargon', 'Schiller', 'Skiathos', 'Sparta', 'Zante'.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r21 - 07 Nov 2020, davepote
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