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Gerald or Gerry

Cornwall, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, not sure if anyone can help me but I am trying to find a plant, flower etc. that might be called one of the above names. It is in memory of my father in law. If anyone can help I would be so grateful



The only one I have found so far is a shrub called (common name) Geraldton waxflower - latin name: 'Chamelaucium uncinatum'. It is evergreen and has flowers ranging from deep rose-purple to pink, lavender or white which appear in late winter. This would have to be given winter protection as it is only hardy to 5 degrees - could be grown in a pot. I'll keep my eyes open in catalogues for any others.

12 Mar, 2008


Hi thank you for getting back so soon. My father in law is buried in a woodland area so I thought it would be nice to have something with his name beside him. It would be so wonderful if there was such a plant especially if it was a wild one as they promote that where he is buried. I do appreciate you keeping an eye out. Many thanks.

12 Mar, 2008


I came across a rhododendron x geraldii but it is listed as getting quite big (20 feet?). For further information, look at the website:
This is a UK company in Sussex but they do mail order

12 Mar, 2008


I found an iris robusta called "Gerald Derby". There is a picture of it on Beth Chatto's website, so I assume she may sell it? Not sure if this would cope with a woodland area tho as its says "sun or semi-shade". Looks a pretty iris.

12 Mar, 2008


OOH! I ve also found a pretty callicarpa called Callicarpa bodinieri var. geraldii – Bodinier Beautyberry. Striking purple berries. Havent found a stockist yet though.

12 Mar, 2008

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