Missing Genera

Primula 'Captain Blood'

The Missing Genera Campaign asks people with a passion for plants to put together a National Plant Collection of their own and join the Plant Heritage community in growing, sharing and saving plants.

Every year we highlight ten much-loved plant genera that are currently not represented by a National Plant Collection. Thanks to recent campaigns in recent years we have seen new collection coming through for Gingko, Achillea and Aeonium

Though we may choose ten each year to highlight, there are actually hundreds of genera of garden plants grown in the UK that don't have collections - a testament to the diversity of our gardens and the horticultural passion of the British public. So whether you're curious about cacti or crazy for conifers, there will be a plant group to suit your passion. We have the long list of genera without a collection here - it is a very long list being updated by a volunteer, but we try and keep it as up to date as possible.

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

eg: plant genus, common name, county, collection holder name.