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Plants named after folk performers

GUEST,PeterC 26 Jul 13 - 03:49 AM
mayomick 26 Jul 13 - 04:17 AM
GUEST 26 Jul 13 - 04:32 AM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 26 Jul 13 - 04:38 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jul 13 - 02:52 PM
Vic Smith 26 Jul 13 - 02:54 PM
Vic Smith 26 Jul 13 - 02:56 PM
Vic Smith 26 Jul 13 - 02:58 PM
MGM·Lion 26 Jul 13 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,Songbob 26 Jul 13 - 03:12 PM
GUEST,PeterC 26 Jul 13 - 04:14 PM
Elmore 26 Jul 13 - 04:14 PM
Elmore 26 Jul 13 - 04:22 PM
GUEST,hc 26 Jul 13 - 04:31 PM
Vic Smith 27 Jul 13 - 08:41 AM
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Elmore 27 Jul 13 - 02:38 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 27 Jul 13 - 07:26 PM
Reinhard 27 Jul 13 - 10:17 PM
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Gallus Moll 28 Jul 13 - 08:49 AM
Vic Smith 28 Jul 13 - 09:28 AM
mayomick 28 Jul 13 - 02:17 PM
The Sandman 28 Jul 13 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,Julia L 28 Jul 13 - 10:11 PM
GUEST,Julia L 28 Jul 13 - 10:19 PM
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Subject: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 03:49 AM

I have a lily in the garden, named after Julie Fowlis, which is just flowering for the first time (and very lovely it is)
This has got me wondering if there are any other plants named after folk performers?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: mayomick
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 04:17 AM

Old Man's Beard?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 04:32 AM

Titan arum.


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 04:38 AM

An Ochs tree??? ;~O

GfS


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 02:52 PM

The Savoy Cabbage Family Cajun Band?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 02:54 PM

Jackie & Doug Oats?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 02:56 PM

Elizabeth Cotton?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 02:58 PM

Tony Rose?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 03:05 PM

Vics

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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 03:12 PM

Bob Dill(an)
Joan Bay's leaf (yeah, but her name should be pronounce "Bays")
Libba Cotton (as mentioned)
Phil Och's trees ( "   " )
Lee Hays
The Greebriar Boys
Burley ol' Ivy (of course)


... And none of these plants will grow without water, son!

I'm at a loss for more, but have done enough damage for now, anyway.
Bob


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 04:14 PM

Sorry to interrupt the fantasies, but I was actually thinking of real plants/flowers names after real folk performers. For instance, with all the interest in the Ewan McColl 2015 possible event, did he ever get a plant named after him?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Elmore
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 04:14 PM

Rosemary "Rosie" Hardman.


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Elmore
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 04:22 PM

Oops. Sorry guest. I misunderstood. The answer is no.


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST,hc
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 04:31 PM

Marty "famous flowers of serving men" Carthy


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 08:41 AM

Hazel Askew?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 08:42 AM

Rowan Rheingans?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 08:43 AM

Daisy Chapman?


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Elmore
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 02:38 PM

Lotus Dickey.


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 07:26 PM

Plant hybridizers often name their new plants after people, but unless one is looking for new garden plants and gets the sales catalogues for these crosses and selections, one doesn't know about them.
There could be one or two, but names after classical and popular performers are more likely to be found.


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Reinhard
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 10:17 PM

Vic, now I'm curious what kind of plant will be named after Hannah James…


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Reinhard
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 10:24 PM

And if I may spin the plant connection further to albums, Martin Carthy's Sweet Wivelsfield is named after a carnation variant:

“The title was Norma's idea. She read somewhere that Sweet Wivelsfield is a hybrid derivative of the Sweet William flower, and suggested it as a title because of the wonderfully hybrid nature of the folksong animal itself.”


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 08:49 AM

Sweet William is known in Scotland as 'Stinking Billy' (for historical reasons)


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 09:28 AM

Vic, now I'm curious what kind of plant will be named after Hannah James…

I'm sorry, but I think that Hannah's parents showed a real lack of foresight giving her that name, knowing that when she grew up she might possibly end up in a group with Hazel and Rowan. After all, they could have given her a much more suitable name of which Holly, Olivia, Willow & Cherry are just a few.


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: mayomick
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 02:17 PM

Thomas Moore's Rose .From the website of Dublin's Botanic Garden :

One of the most popular sights in the garden, however, is 'The last Rose of Summer' - a cultivar of the China rose R. chinensis 'Old Blush'. It was raised from a cutting taken from a rose at Jenkinstown House in County Kilkenny which, according to tradition, was the rose that inspired Thomas Moore to write his famous ballad.


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 05:25 PM

how about a folk performer named after a plant... saffron summerfield, a very poetic name that has a charming image.


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 10:11 PM

I believe there is a rose called "Folksinger"
julia


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 10:19 PM

I have a daylily called "May Colvin" ( as in the ballad) I know there are a number of hybrid flowers named for characters in ballads and legends; "Galahad" delphinium for instance.

Ther are a number of site which help one search for particular plant varieties. You could do a search of popular plants (like roses or daylilies) and put in your favorite folksingers.. let us know what you find!

best- Julia


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Subject: RE: Plants named after folk performers
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 10:33 PM

Just found this daylily named for Sandy Denny!
http://sandydenny.blogspot.com/2012/10/daylilies.html


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