Selector, Miss Ellen A. Willmott V.M.H.
see also Miss Ellen Wilmott nursery
"MISS WILLMOTT, V.M.H
THE SEVENTY-FIRST VOLUME OF "THE GARDEN"'
Is dedicated. to
MISS WILLMOTT has long been known as the foremost among women in practical horticulture and as the possessor of immense and always-increasing collections of plants on her three places of residence in Essex,
in Savoie and on the Mediterranean Coast. But it is as a conscientious and painstaking botanist, giving the greater part of her- life and strength to the production of serious scientific work, that her name will live among
those of her honoured fellows in botanical science. Miss Willmott was among the first who received the Victoria Medal of Honour
instituted by the Royal Horticultural Society, and her interest in that society and the National Rose
Society is unflagging. The world of horticulture and botanical science owe much to Miss Willmott for her great knowledge so freely given and her enthusiasm in promoting a love of flowers and their ways in this and other
Note Today, many of our perennial plants bear the name "Miss Willmott" perhaps they were selected by her or distributed by her seedlists
. Miss Willmott reputedly planted thousands of Juno irises as bedding plants. She and her garden were honoured with a commemorative botanical name, Iris willmottiana
and Iris warleyensis
-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18