10 May 2006

Annals of unfortunate cultivar names

Does one laugh, cry, or simply admire the innocence of the hybridizers at Weston Nursery for naming one of their azaleas "Golden Showers"?

I ask because a trip to the local rose garden has revealed that one of our inherited hybrid teas is called "Double Delight". This makes me uncomfortable even though it won the AARS two years before Fred Smoot was born.

[It does indeed have a delightful scent, though the color is not really my thing.]


Blogger Amy Stewart said...

Just a quick note to say how brilliant this is. Love your blog.

6/14/2006 6:45 PM  

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