Area 1F – Notes
Area 1F is on the south-east side of the amphitheatre, facing north-west. It slopes very steeply and has a canopy of mature trees, so it gets almost no sunshine. As a result, the plants here are somewhat more rangy and open than in more open areas.
There are two bushes of ‘Blood of China’ (1F-002 & 1F-003) the pictures of which make them look quite different. I think they are the same, the pictures were taken in different seasons.
‘Coccinea’ (1F-029) was labelled ‘Splendens’ and there is such an American variety, but I suspect that this is the much older UK variety ‘Coccinea’, to which it has frequently been applied as a synonym.
‘Feast’s Perfection’ (1F-010) is described as a bicolor; delicate pink with obscure crimson stripes. This seems unlikely to be right. Another plant of the same variety at 1K-014 has produced an occasional bicolored flower so I think this has sported to solid pink. No such sport appears to have been named in its own right.
‘Fire’n’Ice’ (1F-011) is wrong, the description being bright red semi-double to rose form.
‘C.M. Hovey’ (1F-004). Labelled ‘Mrs Anne Marie Hovey’ but like the plant at 1G-075 this seems to be wrong because the variety is noted for producing flowers of different colours and on this bush they are all the same shade of pink. It is in the collection record as ‘C M Hovey’ which may well be correct. It needs relabelling.