Who were "Emily Mckenzie" & "Jean Marie de Montague"?

Does anyone know who was "Emily Mckenzie" for whom a popular crocosmia cultivar is named after?
Does anyone know who was "The Honorable Jean Marie de Montague" for whom a bright red ironclad Rhododendron is named?
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snipped-for-privacy@netscapeSPAM-ME-NOT.net (paghat) wrote:

Looks like nobody else knows either. Bummer, I wanted to find out.
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1921, C.B. Van Nes & Sons, but no indication of who it was named after.
That sort of biographical info is sometimes hard to find. Perhaps someone like Clive Justice may know - I'll try to remember to ask him.
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On 1/2/04 4:27 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@soggy72.drizzle.com,

There is a "Who's Who" of plant names; I remember reading a review of it in the last year. The most likely place I saw it was American Gardener from American Horticulture. Try their website for a list of past reviews.
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You could try asking in uk.rec.gardening. There are several nursery-owners/ plant breeders among the regulars there.
Janet
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