- Feb 1, 2019
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Yes, there are plenty of original pre-1940 hybrid plants still grown today. Pre-1900 it’s mostly species, think lueddemanniana ‘Stanleyi’, labiata ‘Cooksoniae’, and quite a few trianeai such as ‘Grand Monarch’, ‘Mooreana’, and ‘Osmanii’ to name a few. One thing to keep in mind is that these plants have been pruned, divided and repotted many times during their 100 plus years in cultivation so many may test positive for virus, although they may be otherwise asymptomatic.
That's so amazing. Do you mean plants from before 1940 are still grown today?