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.

Italian priest and physicist. The genus, Zantedeschia, a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Araceae, and native to Southern Africa, is named for him.

Email comment from David: "Zantedeschia was more likely named for Giovanni Zantedeschi (1773-1846) physician and naturalist of Bovegno, as he is cited in the 'index auctorum' of the work in which the genus was first named. Actually he is listed as 'Aug. Zantedeschi' but the works attributed to him are those written by Giovanni Zantedeschi."


A German anatomist and botanist who was a member of the Berlin Academy. The plant genus, Zinnia, was named for him.

 


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