Fonds KNX - Mrs Knox-Finlay Meconopsis Lantern Slides

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Mrs Knox-Finlay Meconopsis Lantern Slides


  • 1938 - 1987 (Creation)

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1 box, 14cm

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Major and Mrs Knox Finlay became the owners of Keillour Castle in Perthshire in 1938, and after the Second World War began in earnest to develop the gardens there, growing rhododendrons, magnolias and many other trees and shrubs. Mary Knox Finlay became an expert on liliaceous plants, and grew large collections of liliums, nomocharis, notholirium, etc, but her greatest love was meconopsis.
From 'The Rock Garden', Journal of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, v20, p.477

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The Meconopsis Group

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8 glass lantern slides showing images of Meconopsis taken by Mrs Knox-Finlay at Keillour Lake, Keillour Castle:
Meconopsis x musgravei
Meconopsis sherriff 600
Meconopsis grandis 600
Meconopsis grandis (true)
Meconopsis coxiana
Meconopsis betonicifolia praetensis
Meconopsis beamishii

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Unrestricted Access

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Permission would be required from RBGE

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  • Shelf: F:3:2