Comments from Mr. PGC: Throughout history, many people have made lasting contributions to the world of plants. In these pages, we hope to pay tribute to some of them. Our concentration will be primarily on those who have introduced plants to the gardening world, those who have helped spread the word about gardening and those who have made significant contributions to landscaping and landscaping design around the world.

This list will be constantly growing as we add new names. If you have someone who you think should be on the list, please send us an Email.

French botanist and missionary whose name is associated with the genus, Incarvillea, also known as the Hardy Gloxinia.


Ingwersen is most associated with alpine garden plants. Born in Germany, he moved to England where he founded Birch Farm Nursery in 1927 in Sussex.

Plants associated with him include Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety', Liriope muscari 'Ingwersen', Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii', Sempervivum ingwersenii and Saxifraga 'Walter Ingwersen'.

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