Area 4A – Australia and New Zealand

Area 4A – Notes.

This section runs along the lower side of Earl’s Drive for a distance of about 100 metres. It is steep, overgrown and has suffered from trees falling or shedding branches. It was split into two sections, 4 and 4A, but neither was very big and not a few plants have died, so I have amalgamated them into one.

‘Aspasia Macarthur’. This is ‘Lady St. Clair’, which was on the original map, but not in this location.

Like many ‘Ballet Queen’ bushes, this bush appears to have picked up the virus that produces white blotches on the blooms and turns it into ‘Ballet Queen Variegated’.

‘Beverley Caffin’ should have large semi-double white flowers with carmine flecks. These are small and pink.  There is a pink sport called ‘Beverley Caffin Rosea’ but that seems unlikely.

‘Debbie Felix’ is presumably a synonym for ‘Debbie’s Carnation’, which was raised by Felix Jury, while ‘Debbie’ was raised by his older brother Les.

‘Edith Linton’. This is described as semi-double pink and is a sport of ‘Jean Lyne’. It is not a good match for the picture in Macaboy. See blog entry.

‘Ellen Sampson’ should be rosy carmine pink semi-double, so clearly wrong.

‘Henry Price’. This appears to be ‘Daintrie Sievers’.

‘Jupiter’ is an English variety.

Whilst ‘Lady Loch’ is a sport of ‘Aspasia Macarthur’ this bush seems to have only flowers typical of its parent. It should be pale pink with a narrow white border.

Wilber Foss’. Originally marked on the plan as ‘Mattie Cole’, which was obviously wrong, this has been re-named to ‘Wilber Foss’, which is still wrong. See 4F-040. It is the same as the 4F-029 plant which is also labelled ‘Mattie Cole’. The real ‘Mattie Cole’ is at 8-020.

‘Nancy Bird’. This appears to be wrong; it should be a pale pink semi-double. This is another ‘Jean Lyne sport; see blog entry.