Flowering pomegranate in my garden, 4/30,/2010
Punica granatum ornamental Madame Legrelle
The cultivar is identified by the color and the white edge.
Punica 'Madame Legrelle' is sometimes sold as 'Calfornia Sunset'
Madame Legrelle D'Hanis, Plant Collector from Belgium and her gardener M. Francois Vervoort
are mentioned in the International Horticultural Exhibition and Horticultural Congress, London 1866.
Madame Legrelle the person is also mentioned in the Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen, Volume 28, 1875, winning several medals for her plant collection. Her connection with flowering pomegranates remains a mystery.