The British Flower Garden, (series the Second): Containing Coloured Figures & Descriptions of the Most Ornamental and Curious Hardy Flowering Plants; Or Those that are Somewhat Tender ...

J. Ridgway, 1838

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Seite 401 - The ripe seeds are finely powdered, covered with five parts by weight of alcohol, and allowed to remain eight days in a well-stoppered bottle in a dark, cool place, being shaken twice a day. The tincture is then poured off, strained and filtered. Drug power of tincture...
Seite 344 - ... evergreen, the stem and leaves being covered with a bluish bloom. It grows from 3 to 5 ft. high ; the flowers, many in a bunch, are of medium size, violet-blue with darker veins, opening in June and continuing until the end of July. This species is said to have been originally introduced by the cook of HM ship Centurion, commanded by Lord Anson, in 1744, and was cultivated by Philip Miller in the Botanic Garden at Chelsea. In the Fulham Nurseries it stood the winter against a wall. It is a maritime...
Seite 410 - M'Nab, who received it from Mr. Thomas Hogg, nurseryman in that city, by whom the plant was raised from seeds of the single yellow rose ; and it is known in the nurseries by the name of
Seite 339 - I observed a considerable number of individuals, but it appeared to me that those with rose-coloured flowers were by far the most common. They attain the size of very large forest trees, and are noble objects at all times. They blossom simultaneously in April, in which state the beauty of them surpasses all description, the ample crown of the trees being entirely covered with bunches of large and elegant blossoms.
Seite 394 - It is a hardy annual, of considerable beauty, growing in any light, loamy soil, and readily increased by seeds, which it perfects freely in the open border. It is one of the many interesting discoveries of Mr. Douglass, to whom our collections are indebted for its introduction.
Seite 397 - China, which has been fecundated by the pollen of the Tuscan rose. Its aspect is more robust than that of the other varieties of the China rose; and it is remarkable for the size of its leaves and flowers. The petals are yellow at the base, especially towards the centre of the flower; and are, besides, frequently furnished with a white stripe along the middle; a character also present in the common blush China rose. The blossoms are produced in abundance : they are very fragrant, and their colour...
Seite 294 - News," a Monthly Register of the most rare and interesting matter relating to those subjects. It is also proposed, in all cases, to give precise directions for the cultivation of the Plants that may be introduced into the work. This arrangement cannot but add greatly to the labour of Dr. Lindley, who, nevertheless, always anxious to promote the extension of scientific knowledge, will not allow any personal consideration to stand in the way of so desirable an end. In the confident hope of the increased...
Seite 351 - Albiftora now cultivated in our gardens. It was introduced by Mr. John Potts from China, in 1822, and named by Mr. Sabine, in compliment to that zealous collector who had been sent out by the Horticultural Society, and who died shortly after his return to this country. The flowers, Mr. Don says, are mostly solitary, erect, double. Petals obovate, concave, lobed and toothed, of a rich crimson. It is quite hardy ; flowers very freely, and requires the same treatment as the other kinds.
Seite 380 - JJ broad) petiolate, ovate, obscurely sinuate, very unequal at the base, one or two of the lower ones only, and those on the young plant, being generally equal, subacute, glanduloso-pubescent on both sides, bright green above, paler below, strongly veined, the veins prominent behind ; petioles round, with a groove above, half as long as the leaves.

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