Bastinkk at cuci.nl
Thu Jan 4 19:24:10 EST 1996
Might be somebody out there that can help.
As a small nursery specialised in herbs and aromatic plants we serve a very knowledgable
public. We have about 44 lavenders 50 origanums and 34 rosemaries in our collection.
I have great difficulties with naming the genus Santolina. I've had so many misnamed
varieties from other nurseries so far that it almost causes me bad dreams. If by chance
someone knows something that might help, this would be very welcome.
I've seen all synonyms; S. viridis, S. virens, S. rosmarinifolia, listed as different plants in
catalogues especially in English nurseries. But in every referencebook I own they are piled
under S. rosmarinifolia. So I don't find a backing for maintaining these varieties. In other
words do you find that these names should be reintroduced? There are differences but are
they big enough not only for ssp. or cv. arranging but for S. viridis, S. virens, S.
rosmarinifolia to be different species? Below is a listing of what I have collected so far.
Some of the other problems arising are; _Santolina rosmarinifolia ssp. canescens_ has
never arrived as such but I assume this to be a possible name for this very distinct
variety. It is green-glaucus with a very erect habit. The less cut leaves resemble
Rosmarinus leaves more than any of the others. _S. c. nana_ with its bushy habit and
fast growt is more a _S. pinnata_ type than a _S. chamaecyparissus_ in my opinion, so
far I never I've never seen it listed as such in any nursery around here. The _Santolina
chamaecyparissus 'Small-Ness_ is green like _ S. rosmarinifolia_.
"Santolina chamaecyparissus nana/Santolina chamaecyparissus var corsica"
"Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Small-Ness'"
"Santolina Lambrook Silver¹/S. chamaecyparissus Lambrook Silver¹"
"Santolina Lemon Queen¹/S. chamaecyparissus Lemon Queen¹"
"Santolina pinnata Edward Bowles¹/S. pinnata ssp. neapolitana Edward Bowles¹/S.
chamaecyparissus Edward Bowles¹"
"Santolina pinnata ssp. neapolitana"
"Santolina pinnata ssp. tomentosa/(S. chamaecyparissus ssp. tomentosa)"
"Santolina Pretty Carol¹/S. chamaecyparissus Pretty Carol¹/S. incana Pretty Carol¹ (org.
"Santolina rosmarinifolia/(S. virens / S. viridis)"
"Santolina rosmarinifolia ssp. canescens"
"Santolina virens/(Santolina rosmarinifolia ssp. rosmarinifolia Index)"
Thank you in advance, with best wishes for 1996.
Kruidenkwekerij, V.O.F. Roger & Linda Bastin
Kruiden, Geurplanten en bijzondere tuinplanten
Trichterweg 148a, 6446 AT Brunssum, Nederland,
Tel.: **31-45-5231475, Email; bastinkk at cuci.nl
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