what's in a name?
There have been several posts where we have wondered whether a name of a rose (or any plant for that matter) would be off-putting enough to prevent anyone buying (or growing) one (I could never have a rose called Ronald Reagan in my garden). Conversely, I am certain that many of us have had plants purely because we liked the name. Certainly, a popular option is the namesake plant, chosen in homage to someone (or something). However, what about simply liking the sound of a name. I grow Crepuscule purely on account of the name (and for a while, I managed to insinuate 'crepuscular; into my speech as often as possible)....although it is a fairly rubbish rose for my garden. Way back in my novice garden days, I also bought several plants without the faintest idea what they were, purely because I liked the sound of their names (japanese anemones, Rose of Sharon). Anyone else?