CARROLL'S COUNTRY GARDENS ...
CRAIG CARROLL has been in the horticulture and nursery business for more than 30 years and is widely respected by his peers.
A true plants man, he has travelled widely on specimen gathering expeditions to China and Vietnam. Craig travelled with Chinese plant experts in 1991 and during the travel to China in 1991 he was successful in his search for the legendary giant rhododendron in Tengchong which is on the Burma border. When in the village Craig and his fellow enthusiast discovered the Michellia species and collected cuttings from it and across on the bank of the stream they found a wonderful iris species called Iris confusa. Craig collected the plant and brought it home to Australia and from this plant he crossed it on into Iris evansia 'Fairyland' was registered 12 October 1996 and named 'Tengchong Lace'.
Craig and Daphne Carroll planned for the opportunity to start a specialist cool climate plant nursery with a display garden. After searching for 3 years for the right location with the right climate, rainfall, temperature, water availability and quality type soil the right site for the nursery was acquired.
Craig and Daphne have been growing plants, hybridizing and naming camellias, azaleas, irises daylilies for many years. Craig, after receiving a catalogue from tempo Two in 1977, began hybridizing daylilies. The first parent plant Craig had was "Hua', which is yellow, and he crossed it with reds and pinks and produced some seedlings from them. Most of them flowered over the top of the plant like its parent 'Hua.'
CARROLL'S COUNTRY GARDENS have had two good years of new seedlings from Guy Pierce and have done selections for the future introductions and hybridizing our own new ones. In the past years Craig has worked mainly with yellow diploids and ruffled reds tetraploids. Craig's knowledge and experience during the past more than 30 years has made him one of the leaders in quality and development of daylilies, irises, camellias, azaleas especially for those gardeners who are collectors and connoisseurs of daylilies, irises and camellias.
CARROLL'S COUNTRY GARDENS is a specialist in growing the newest and finest bred of daylilies, irises, camellias, azaleas & michellias for the collector, connoisseur and hybridizer.
Registered International Camellia Society (ICS) August 2009. Seedling of Craig Carroll's Camellia sasangua 'Edna Butler' originated from his mum's garden previously of West Pymble (Seedling of Camellia sasanqua 'Edna Butler' 2007. Name after of Craig Carroll's mother, Janet Ann Carroll). Medium, single white, compact growth, dark green foliage. (Available from Flower Power & Arborglen Nurseries, Sydney)
Registered International Camellia Society (ICS) August 2009. (Seedling of Camellia reticulata 'Ellie Rubensohn' 1987) Very large formal double. Deep pink. Fast, upright growth. Average flower 13cm diameter. Late June-mid-September (mid-season Mt. Tomah) (Released & Listed in Catalogue by Camellia Grove)
Registered International Camellia Society (ICS) August 2009. Hybridizer Craig Carroll (Camellia reticulata 'Lasca Beauty X 'Hody Wilson' 1990) Very large semi-double. Pale pink. Medium, bushy, upright growth. Mid-season in Mt. Tomah. (Formerly released by Camelia Grove St. Ives)
(Iris japonica ‘Ledger’s variety X Iris confusa, Tengchong Form) Hybridizer: Craig Carroll Released 17th April 2010 Registered with the International Iris Society Introduced and propagated by Carroll’s Country Gardens Nursery, Mount Tomah. Easy to grow, frost hardy. Height: 1 metre, (taller than ‘Tengchong Lace’). Spread like Iris japonica. Flowers 2” silvery blue to white with yellow gold crest, surrounded by mauve dotting, frilled, ruffled (bigger than ‘Tengchong Lace’). Flowering fr
Craig Carroll China Plant Expedition 2012
Daphne Traits: Sun, Shade, Rockery, Container, Fragrant The principal genus of the daphne (Thymelaeaceae) family is made up of around 50 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs that are found from Europe and North Africa to temperate and subtropical Asia. While they are known around the world for their highly scented flowers, there are a number of species in the genus that are not fragrant. Daphnes are generally neat compact plants that are at home in rock gardens, as well as in mixed border