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Seeds, Bulbs and Plants Delivered 
Free to Your Door 


B y act of Congress approved August 24, 1912, authority was 
granted the Postmaster General to establish a Parcels Post 
system, to take effect January 1, 1913. 

To give our customers the full benefit of this new system 
for the transportation of Seeds, Bulbs and Plants by Mail, i. e. 
packages not exceeding eleven pounds in weight, and length 
and girth of package combined not exceeding 72 inches, we have 
decided, after due and careful consideration, to Prepay Parcels 
Postage in the United States on all Seeds, Bulbs and Plants when 
cash accompanies the order, except as hereinafter specified, viz. — 

(1) We will prepay Parcels Postage on Flower Seeds at the Packet, Ounce or Pound rate, 

or Vegetable Seeds at the Packet, Ounce or Pound rate, and Peas, Beans and Corn at 
the Packet, Pint or Quart rates, when your completed order does not exceed eleven 
pounds in weight (packed). N. B. — Peas, Beans and Com weigh about one pint 
to the pound. Should we find that said package can be sent cheaper by express, 
we reserve the right to send same by express prepaid. 

(2) We will prepay Parcels Postage on all Bulbs (with the exception of Spirea and Lily- 

of-the- Valley Clumps) at the each and dozen prices, and also upon the hundred price 
when the weight for one hundred does not exceed eleven pounds in weight (packed) . 

(3) We will prepay Parcels Postage on Roses or Plants at the each and five rate when 

the completed order does not exceed eleven pounds in weight ( packed ) , or exceed the gov- 
ernment regulations with regard to combined lengthand girth of package (72 inches) . 

(4) We will prepay Parcels Postage upon Grass Seed, Grain, or Clover Seed at the pound 

and ten-pound rate, when your completed order does not exceed ten pounds in weight. 

(5) We. do not prepay postage, express or freight upon Implements, Fertilizers, 

and Insecticides, nor upon any articles not above mentioned.^ 

(6) The above terms apply only to Seeds, Bulbs and Plants offered our 1914 Spring 

Garden Guide. 


(7) We Ivill prepay Parcels Post or Express (at our option) all prepaid purchases of 

Seeds, Bulbs, Plants or Supplies (that come within the Parcels-Post regulations), 
to all points Ivithin i^o miles, or Ivithin the tloo Tarcels-Tost zones, of Nelo fork 
City, when the package does not exceed tloenty pounds in weight (packed). 

R.B. Should any of yoox orders sllghUy exceed the weights given, we will prepsy in sny event. Our policy is to protect onr cnstomers. 

“ Come, my spade. There is no ancient gentlemen but gardeners, ditchers, and 
gratie-makers : they hold up Adam’s profession” 




Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St.. NewVork.Ci^ 


oddin^ton’s flower 0eed 
Novelties and sp ecialties 


While every year we look upon the flower-seed novelties placed upon the market with more or less skepticism, we must not overlook 
the fact that all the really good things of today were novelties at one time, and were looked upon with as much, or perhaps more, suspicion 
than the novelties of today. There are many novelties offered this year from different sources, but it is our endeavor to select only those 
we know something about, have seen, or that are highly recommended from sources other than the disseminator. The descriptions are 
those of the introducers. You cannot afford to be without some of these really good introductions. 


Cosmos, \yhite Lady Lenox 

At last we have the white variety of our famous Cosmos, Lady Lenox. Ever since we introduced this variety, our friends and 
hybridizers have been endeavoring to secure the white type, and we must give credit to our friend, Frank E. Witney, gardener to 

Winthrop Sargent, Fishkill- 
on- Hudson, for his persist- 
ence in creating this lovely 
flower. Our grower, Lester 
L. Morse, of California, 
who was in our office re- 
cently, says that it is the 
true White Lady 1 -enox, has 
all the characteristics, and 
is a perfect duplicate (ex- 
cept in color) of the Pink 
Lady Lenox, We cannot 
do l)ctter at this time than 
to give a description of this 
variety as it appteared in 
our catalogue in 1908. 

"This gigantic Cosmos is 
the forerunner of an entirely 
new race. It is of extraor- 
dinary size and beauty. 
Visitors to the floral exhi- 
bitions last autumn were 
enraptured with its size 
and magnificent color. 

“Size of Flower, four to 
five inches in diameter, 
which is alxjut three times 
larger than the ordinary 
Cosmos. Color, a delightful 
shell-pink, lip;hting up beau- 
tifully at night. Form of 
Flower, oval pietals of 
splendid substance, forming 
a perfectly circular flower, 
which, when cut, lasts an 
unusual length of time in 
water. Habit of Plant, 
strong and vigorous, grow- 
ing 6 to 7 feet high. Flow- 
ers may be cut with any 
length of stem up to 5 

To popularize this new 
variety and color, we take 
pleasure in offering the 
White Lady Lenox, in 
sealed packets only, at 35 
cts. per pkt., 3 pkts. for $1. 

Cosmos, Boddington’s White Lady Lenox 

BODDINGTON’S~^^t/i3^^:^ SEEDS 3 


awarded a Certificate of Merit by the 

Decorator. CBurpee.) Tliis distinct novelty may be described 
- briefly as an ennobled "Rose du Barri” greatly in- 
creased in size and brought to true Spencer type. The color is rich 
rose overlaid with terra-cotta, intensified to deep bright orange at 
base of wings. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Elfrida Pearson. (Pearson.) The flowers are truly of huge 

size, great substance and lasting quality 

when cut. The color is a lovely pink throughout, the buds and 
flowers being tinted with salmon-pink, Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Empress Eugenie. (Burpee.) This beautiful novelty was 

V . ? awarded a 

American Sweet Pea 
Society, June 29, 1911; 
but, owing to its shy seed- 
ing character, we have 
not been able to offer it 
until this season. The 
color is a delicate tone of 
light gray, flaked with 
light lavender. A vase or 
bunch of Empress Eugenie 
gives a most charming 
effect. The flowers are of 
large size, beautifully 
waved and crimped. A 
vigorous grower and very 
free bloomer, throwing a 
large proportion of four- 
flowered sprays. Pkt. 25 
cts., 5 pkts. 5i. 

Illuminator. (Bur- 

The most charming color 
or, rather, combination of 
colors yet seen in Sweet 
Peas, and very difficult to 
describe. The name con- 
veys in part one of the 
charms of this beautiful 
variety, as the warm sal- 
mon-orange ground-color 
of the flou'er scintillates 
through the rich, bright 
cerise-pink and illumi- 
nates the flower delight- 
fully, Pkt. 25c., 5 pkts. |i. 

King White. (Bur- 


A perfect white Spencer. 

The best Sweet Pea nov- 
elty of recent times. The 
white is pure and opaque; 
stems long, bearing almost 
uniformly fours; immense 
petals of finest frilled 
type. "King White is the 
clearest white, frequently 
four on stem. It is the 
largest and best; big ad- 
vance on White Spencer 
or Etta Dyke; the sub- 
stance and quality of the 
petals are greater than in 
any other white.” — Note 
made by Hugh Dickson, 
of Belfast, June ii, 1912. 

(See illustration this 
page.) Pkt. 25c., 5 pkts. $1. 

May Campbell. 

The ground-color through- 
out is cream, the standard 
being beautifully marbled 
in the center with soft 
carmine which is still 
deeper on the back of the 
standard. The wings are 
pure cream slightly veined 
with carmine. Pkt. 23 
cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

Mrs. B. Gilbert. Award of Merit, 1911, N. S. P. S. It is a 
— most beautiful waved variety, being pro- 

fusely covered with large, wavy flowers mostly in fours on long stems. 
In color it is a beautifully marbled or flaked purplish lilac on a faint 
dove-gray ground, the striping radiating from the center about half- 
way across the standard, leaving a broad margin, almost white. It 
has been greatly admired by all who have seen it. Pkt. 50 cts. 

Mrs. J. Emmett. 

(Bolton.) A beautiful and distinct light 
apricot, overlaid with rich, creamy pink. It 


King White Sweet Pea 

is the most delightful Sweet Pea we have had the pleasure of send- 
ing out. This is sure to be a very popular variety on account of its 

pleasing color. The plant 
is a strong grower and 
very free-flowering, and 
four-bloom sprays are pro- 
duced in profusion; will 
make a telling bunch for 
exhibition. Pkt. 25 cts., 
5 pkts. Si. 


— 1 he color is 

rich deep lavender 
throughout, slightly suf- 
fused pink on both stand- 
ard and wings. The 
flowers are practically of 
a self-color suggesting the 
rich tone found only in 
the Cattleya family of 
orchids. Pkt. 25 cts., 3 
pkt. $1. 

Red Chief, I m- 


Award of 
Merit, International 
Sweet Pea trials. This 
variety will be found a 
great improvement on 
Red Chief in every way. 
The color is a lovely shade 
of mahogan y-s haded 
orange; it is a very strong 
grower and certainly the 
best of its color for exhi- 
b i t i o n ; four flowers on 
nearly every stem, some- 
times five. Pkt. 23 cts., 3 
pkts. $1. 

Wedgewood. (Bur- 

Produces flowers of good 
size profusely (but not so 
gigantic as King White), 
borne almost uniformly in 
four-flowered sprays, well 
placed upon long, stout 
stems. Of finest Spencer 
form, the standard and 
wings are well waved. It 
is a color that has been 
long wanted and for which 
we anticipate an eager 
demand. Like most true 
Spencers, while blooming 
most abundantly, many 
of the flowers drop with- 
out setting any seed-pods. 
Consequently the seed in 
sight will hardlj- be suf- 
ficient to meet the ex- 
pected demand. Pkt. 25 
cts., 3 pkts. Si. 

Sweet Pea Exhibition at 
the International Flower 
Show, New York, March 28 
to April 5. American Sweet 
Pea Society’s Annual Exhibi- 
tion, June 28 and 29, New 
York. Write for information. 

Collection, one packet each of the above 11 varieties for $3.76; 3 collections for $7.50 


Arthur T.Boddington. 342 West 14 th St.. New Vork City 

Apera anindinacea. 

Aquileqia, Rose Shades. 

H.P. The Pheasant’s Tail, or Sil- 
ver Fountain Grass from New 
Zealand. A very beautiful grass and a valuable border plant; hardy 
perennial; height 2 feet. Pkt. 15 cts. 

Aquilegia caerulea candidissima. A charming 

— ;* “ new Columbine, 

which differs from the existing whitish, long-spurred kinds with col- 
ored spurs, by the uniform, pure, snowy whiteness of the entire 
bloom. Pkt. 25 cts.. 5 pkts. It. 

H.P. Long-spurred exhibition 
strain; very beautiful. Pkt. 

3 S cts., 3 pkts. $1. 

ASTERMUM. a splendid new type of the Hohenzollern Aster. 

•’ of immense size, center ver>' full. The following 

is the description by the 
raiser. .Mbert A. Sawyer: 

"The plant itself grows 
straight up. with very 
strong, sturdy stems, 
starting near the base and 
reaching from 18 to 24 
inches. The three colors 
are unsurpassed; the lav- 
enrler has never been pro- 
duced before, the pink is 
the beautiful pink of the 
rose, and the white is as 
white as the driven snow. 

The accompanying illus- 
tration shows the fine 
character of this new flow- 
er. which will prove a rev- 
elation to Aster-lovers. 

Pink, pkt. 20 cts.. 3 pkts. 

50 cts. Lavender, pkt. 20 
cts.. 3 pkts. 50 cts. White, 
pkt. 20 cts., 3 pkts. so cts. 

Collection: One packet 
of each color for 50 cts., 3 
collections for $1.25. 

Aster, Vick’s 
Autumn Glory. 

A new, very late, branch- 
ing Aster. Pure .seashell- 
pink; the flowers are very 
double and are borne on 
long stems. Pkt 25 cts., 

S pkts. $1. 

Aster, Vick’s 
Triumph Comet. 

Sold in five coltjrs: White. 

Shell-Pink, Lavender, 

Rose and Purple. A mag- 
nificent new class of mid- 
season .Asters, with e.xtra- 
long stems, bearing large, 
double, fluffy flowers. 

Each color, pkt. 25 cts.. 

5 pkts. Si. 

Aster, Early Won- 

An extremely choice shade 
of lavender has now been 
added to this class, and 
should prove very popular 
to amateur and profession- 
al alike. Pkt. 25c., 5 forSi. 

A vase of Astermums 

Single Aster, Southcote Beauty p A. This new race 
; ’ has become exceed- 

ingly popular during the last few years. The flowers have long, 
perfectly formed petals and very small, golden yellow centers. They 
are carried on long, stiff stems from 12 to 20 inches in length. Ail 
colors in mixture. Pkt. 15 cts., .J^oz. 75 cts. 

Alyssum Benthamii compactum lilacinum (Sweet 

— * ^ Alyssum, 

“Lilac Queen.”) Distinct new variety of the annual Sweet Alys- 
sum, with pure liiac flowers. The plants are of dwarf, compact, up- 
right growth and resemble, when in full bloom, a tiny candytuft. 
Equally as useful for carpet-bedding or ribboning as the other white- 
flowering dwarf varieties. Pkt. 35 cts.. 3 pkts. $i. 


AMBER QUEEN. The ground-color of this variety is canary-yellow, 
overlaid with chamois-pink; golden lip; handsome flower. Award 
of Merit. R. H. S.. 1913. Pkt. 25 cts.. 5 pkts. 5 i. 

CARMINE QUEEN. A most striking and lovely variety; a rich 
rose-carmine, the most pleasing and effective color yet introduced 
in Antirrhinums. The flowers are large and fringed. A unique va- 
riety, and in our opinion the most exquisite variety yet introduced 
in the N'anum class. Pkt. 25 cts.. s pkts. $i. 

GOLDEN MORN. This variety may best be described as a rasp- 
berry-red and old gold, with golden lip — a unique color; very 
showy, large flower. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

is a fine deep old rose, 
with a small yellow lip; 
large flower; the foliage, 
which is bright green, 
is a striking contrast to 
the rich colors of the 
flower. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 
pkts. $1. 

ROSY MORN. A lovely, 
pale rosy pink, slightly 
paler lip. white throat. 
•Award of Merit. R. H. 
S.. 1913. Pkt. 25 cts., 
5 pkts. Ji. 

Collection, one packet 
each of the above 6 va- 
rieties for $1. 

Giant Silver Pink. 

this remarkable Snap- 
dragon was the subject of 
much praise at the recent 
International Horticul- 
tural Exhibition, held 
in New Vork City. Its 
name describes it. Sold 
only in originator’s pack- 
ets. Pkt. Ji, 3 pkts. 52.75. 

Antirrhinum ma- 
jus qrandiflorum, 
Venus, h.h.p. a de- 

licate pink tint 
has hitherto been wanting 
among the tall, large-flow- 
ered .Snapdragons, and 
this is just the color most 
in demand at the present 
time for cutting and mak- 
ing up. Pkt. 25 cts., 
5 pkts. 5 i. 

Large - Flowered, 
Double Yellow. 

rhis variety bears lloueis 
of a brilliant canary-yel- 
low and po.s.sesses in other 
respects the remarkal le 
attributes of 60 to 70 per 
cent of the seedlings hav- 
ing abnormal, fantastic 
petals emerging from the 
mouthlike aperture, giving quite a different aspect to the blooms 
and a more massive appearance to the well-furnished spikes. Com- 
pletely eclipse all other .Antirrhinums in size. Pkt. 25c.. 5 pkts. Si. 

New Giant Snapdragon, “Purple King” 

maximum). With its immense deep and glowing purple flowers, this 
splemlid Snapdragon will doubtless become the pioneer of a new 
Giant Class, of very decorative value. Pkt. 25 cts.. 5 pkts. Si. 
Collection: One packet each of the above 4 tall varieties, $ 1.60 

Balsam, Improved Camellia-flowered, Primrose. 

H.A. Flowers of a clear yellow, extra-double, much superior to 
that already offered as "light yellow.’’ Pkt. 15 cts., 4 pkts. 50 cts. 




Artemisia saccorum 
viridis, “Summer Fir.” 

This new ornamental toliage 
plant, introduced from China, 
reaches its full size in the year 
of sowing. It forms grand, py- 
ramidal bushes, ,j to 5 feet high 
,\s a solitary plant it looks like 
a nicely grown Christmas tree, 
,\s a pot-plant it is very pretty, 
and may be successfully grown 
in groups and border, similar to 
Kochia tricophytla. the Summer 
Cypress, The color of the finely 
pinnated foliage is a rich dark 
green. Plants may be transferred 
into pots without interrupting 
their growth. Pkt. 20c.. 6 pkts. Si . 

Begonia gracilis, Mig- 

non. **• charming 

bedding Begonia, pro- 
fusely covered with brilliant 
blooms of fiery scarlet, the effect 
of which is greatly improved 
by the prominent yellow an- 
thers. Foliage is spotted and bor- 
dered with bronzy red. Height 7 
to 8 inches. Pkt. 25c., s pkts. Si. 

Cyclamen Lehmania 

Calceolaria, Bodding- 
ton*s International Ex- 
hibition Strain. G-P- i t>e 

■ seed ot 

this strain was collected from the 
prize-winning plants shown at 
the International Horticultural 
Exhibition, London. 1912, and as 
seen by our Mr. Bunyard. He 
considered them the finest col- 
lection of plants and varieties 
ev er staged. We offer a limited 
quantity of this seed at $2 per 
pkt., 3 pkts. $s- 

Calceolaria Veitchi, 

White Award of Merit. 

Royal International 

Horticultural Exhibition, 1912. 
New hybrid, milk-white in color; 
strong habit of growth, with 
strong, healthy, lance-shaped, 
shining, serrated foliage. Plants 
bear an abundance of bloom the 
first season, grow to a height of 3 
feet and are \ ery bushy. Strongly 
recommended. $i per pkt. 


Cyclamen Lehmania. (The new Butterfly Cyclamen ) The 

— raiser claims that this novelty Cycla- 

men excels all other varieties both in form and color. Makes a charm- 
ing decorative plant; sold in the following colors: Pkt. 


Light Red . 


■ So 75 

Pure White $0 75 

White, with red eye 75 

Pink and Lilac 75 

Cyclamen, Mrs. Buckston. salmon-color, a 

— — tint somewhat more delicate 

than found in our Salmon King, and similar to the famous carnation 
Enchantress. Produces immense flowers with beautifully frilled petals 
most freely. Strongly recommended. Pkt. 75 cts., 3 pkts. $2. 

Treated as annuals (like Penstemons) the following ‘four new 
varieties will flower the first year from seed. 

Medium, Double Carmine-Rose. Pkt. 25 cts., s pkts. Si. 
Medium, Double Lilac. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

Calycanthema, Carmine-Rose. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 
Calycanthema, Double Lilac. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 
Collection: One pkt. each of the above very beautiful new varieties, 

75 cts. 

Candytuft, The Pearl. The introducers claim this to be 
' ^ ' the finest type of white Candy- 

tuft in existence. The plants should be allowed plenty of room to 
show the full beauty of this strain. Pkt. 25 cts., s pkts. Si. 

The Sensational Cardinal Creeper 

This plant created a sensation at the 
Society of American Florists and 
Ornamental Horticulturists out- 
door exhibit, at Minneapolis, last 

Impomoea cardinalis 

(Cardinal Creeper). Splendid new 
.Morning-Glory which is unrivaled as 
to the brightness of its flowers. Ipo- 
mcea cardinalis belongs to the group 
of bind-weeds that have a tubulous 
corolla. It seems to be a variety of 
I pomcea Quamoclit, but its foliage is 
quite different, and the flowers are 
double their size. The deeply lacini- 
ated leaves of the I pomcea cardinalis 
are exceedingly graceful, the flowers, 
which are produced early and in great 
profusion on the plant, are of such an 
intensive cardinal-red, that they shine 
to a great distance. All in all, an in- 
troduction of remarkable elegance and 
beauty. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

Celosia, Ostrich-Plume. 

Pride of Castle Gould. 

H. A. A large Silver Medal at the 
National Flower Show, Chicago, III., 

1908; First-class Certificate, New 
York Florists’ Club, 1907; Special 
Diploma of Merit at the Mineola Fair, 

1907, and numerous first premiums. 

This is now too well known to need 
further description. We might add 
that our stock of seed is procured 
from the originator, and can be thor- 
oughly relied upon to come true to 
type. Sold in mixture only. Pkt. 25 
Cts., S pkts. $1. 

H.A. The petals are narrow and 
fluted, separated in star-like form 
and of the most brilliant crimson overlaid with a velvety sheen. The 

plants grow 4 to 5 feet in height, are 
most profuse in bloom, and the flowers, 
which are borne on extremely long, 
stiff stems, are so striking and elegant 
that it will be acknowledged one of the 
most artistic plants of recent intro- 
duction. Pkt. 20 cts., 3 pkts. 50 cts. 

Cineraria grandiflora 
nana, Stella, h.h.a. star- 

' shaped flowers, 

the coloring of which surpasses any- 
thing ever seen in Cinerarias; there 
are the lovely and rare cornflower- 
blue tints in profusion, rich crimson 
and blood-red in dazzling variety, 
deep rose and shell-pink, most delicate 
peach - blossom and cream - colored 
shades quite new to Cinerarias. About 
250 seeds in a packet. Pkt. Si, j^pkt. 
60 cts. 

Dimorphotheca aurantiaca 

(Orange Daisy). H.A. This was 
the best novelty annual of 1909, and 
gave great satisfaction wherever 
grown. Its marguerite-like blossoms, 
2yi to 2^ inches in diameter, show a 
unique, glossy, rich orange-gold, which 
is rendered the more conspicuous by 
the dark-colored disc surrounded by 
a dark zone. This splendid annual 
is well adapted for groups or borders; 
it produces its pretty flowers very early 
after being planted out in the open 
ground in sunny situations, and will 
continue to flower during the summer 
months. A bed in full bloom is a 
magnificent sight. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 pkts. 
25 cts., 1-16 oz. $ 1 . 

The Cardinal Creeper 

Cosmos, Crimson Ray. 


Arthur T. Bodding ton , 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 

H.A. A real "Red Sun- 
flower." This variety is 
not an echinacea or rudbeckia, but a 
Helianthus. The flowers of this noveltj’ 
vary from light pink to deepest purple. 
Similar in form to the variety Cucumcri- 
folius. This cannot be recommended too 
higUy for cutting. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $i. 


CeloBia, Pride of Castle Gould 

Dimorphotheca aurantiaca hybrida (South African Daisy) 

Dimorphotheca auran- 

tiaca hybrida. h. a. These 

— ■■ * hybrids are 

similar in habit and size of bl(K)in 
to the beautiful Dimorplwthefu 
iiuranliaca. but range in color 
from pure white to blush-white 
with salmon glow and orange- 
salmon reverse, creamy white 
with lemon reverse, blush with 
chrome and brown reverse, lemon 
with deep brown reverse, canary- 
yellow. soft salmon and salmon- 
orange. I’kt. 20c.. 3 pkts. 50c. 

Dimorphotheca auran- 
tiaca hybrida fl. pi. 

Semi-double and double- flower- 
ing varieties of our Dimorphotheca 
aurantiaca hybrids introduced 
two years ago. The colorings of 
these new double-flowering va- 
rieties are as rich and varied as 
those of the single-flowering sorts, 
ranging from white to light and 
dark yellow, from salmony rose 
to orange. About 50 per cent to 
60 per cent of double- and semi- 
double-flowering plants may be 
e.xpected. I’kt. 35 cts.. 3 pkts. Si. 

Dimorphotheca sinu- 

briata, Carter*s New Fringed. 

We have the pleasure of introducing a 
novelty of a different charai ter from any 
other known Eschscholtzia; the first 
fringed variety ever introduced. It is of the 
Californica type, with deep-colored base 
to the petal, and prettily fringed. Tkt. 25 
cts., s pkts. Si. 

Eschscholtzia, The Rajah. 

Introduced last season. Brings a new color 
in Eschscholtzias. which can best be de- 
scribed as a purplish carmine. Pkt. 25 
cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

Freesia hybrida nova. 

' ' ■ ■ I hese 

new hybrids are the result of crossing the 
Freesia refracta alba with Freesia Arm- 
strongi, Ragionieri, Tubergenii. Amethyst, 
and others. These hybrids contain pink, 
red. lilac, violet, yellow and orange. The 
plants will flower from seed about eight 
months from time of sowing. Pkt. 35 
cts.. 3 pkts. Si. 

Helianthus cucumerifolius 

Lupinus annuus ^Annual 

Lupins I. 

H.A. The popularity of Annual 
Lupins is responsible for the in- 
troduction of the following i.\ 
new shades, which should be 
grown in every up-to-date garden : 
Lupin, Boddington’s Blue- 
bird. Celestial-blue. Pkt. 10 
cts.. oz. 75 cts. 

Lupin, Boddington's Para- 
quette. Bright scarlet, white 
tip. I’kt. 10 cts.. oz. 75 cts. 
Lupin, Boddington's Oriole. 
Combined yellow and blue. 
I’kt. 10 cts.. oz. 75 cts. 

Lupin, Boddington's Fla- 
mingo. Giant pink; tall; 
showy. I’kt. 10 cts.. oz. 75 cts. 
Lupin, Boddington’s Snow- 
bird. Pure white. Pkt. 10 
cts.. oz 75 cts. 

Lupin, Boddington’s Cocka- 
too. Dwarf; salmon-pink. 
Pkt. locts., oz. 75 cts. 

Myosostis alpestris ele- 
gantissima caerulea fl. 

H.A. Flowers are 2p5 

to 2}^ inches across, and show a uniform, clear satiny buff or 

light chamois, with a bluish disk when fully open in sunshine; the 
reverse of the petals is purplish red. This rare coloring is quite dis- 
tinct and new and cannot be found amongst the many beautiful tints 
in yellow and salmon-yellow of our Dimorphotheca aurantiaca hybrida. 
The plants are 12 to 15 inches high, and form regularly branched 
bushes, den.sely covered with numerous flowers. Foliage light green, 
obtuse, sinuate. Novelty of great merit. Pkt. 25 cts.. 5 pkts. $1. 

New Collection of Named Delphiniums 


Twenty-nine superb varieties. For full 
descriptions see our 1913. Fall or .Spring. 
Garden Guide. 

Pkt. 16 cts., 4 pkts. 60c., or one pkt. each 
of 29 varieties for $3.00. 

Eschscholtzia Californica f im- 

pL H.P. Double-flowered va- 
riety of the blue pyramidal- 
growing .-Mpine Forget-me-not. 
which, after repeate<l trials has 
turned out to come nearly true 
(90 to 95 per c<-nt j from seed. 
Height of the plants. 8 to 9 inches. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Pepper, Boddington’s Bird’s-Eye. h.h.p. This is a 

s-S- 1 — e. miniature I’opjier. 

bearing a great profusion of scarlet berries well above the foliage. 
This proves an invaluable plant for Christmas, and is easily grown. 
Pkt. 15 cts., 02. $1. 

Petunia, Erskine Park Belle. remark- 

- ably pretty Petunia. 

raised by Mr. E. J. Norman, gardener for Airs. George Westing- 
house. The color is deep rose-pink; flowers as large again as our Bar 
Harbor Beauty, and slightly frilled; an 
excellent variety for Ix-dding or for bor- 
ders. and if seed-pods are removed will 
bloom the whole summer. Knowing this 
variety personally, we can highl\- recom- 
mend it. Pkt. 25c.. 5 pkts. $1, 1-160Z. S2. 50. 

Primula, New Hybrid, Queen 
of Roses. ^ lovely new hybrid of 

Primula obconica and /’. 

stellata. producing shapely heads of large 
and beautiful, bright rose-colored flowers, 
remaining decorative for a long time, i 
foot. Pkt. $1, >ipkt. 60 cts. 

Primula fimbriata. Giant 

Queen Alexandra. 

largest white 

Primula Sinensis, blooms measuring 2)j 
inches across. Petals very solid and 
erect; robust foliage, with red sterns. 
pipt. 60 cts.. pk. Si. 

American Consular Service 



October 2g, igij. 

Dear Sir : — As I passed through New 
York, last March, 1 purchased a lot of 
flower seed and bulbs in your store and 
at the time, on inquiry, I was informed 
that your catalogues were all given 
away for that season. As the flowers 
from the seed and bulbs were such a 
success this summer. I am making by 
this another request for your seed 
catalogue, as I wish to make further 
purchases this winter for next year's 
gardening. Yours very truly. W.M. A. 
Mastebson, Consul. 


Pansy, Sim’s Gold Medal Mix- 

ture Was awarded the First Prize and 
— - Gold Medal at the International 
Horticultural Exhibition, held at the Grand 
Central Palace. New York City, April, 1913. 
This splendid mixture is the result of years 
of painstaking cultivating and selecting on 
the part of Mr. William Sim (renowned for 
Sweet Peas), and we are offering seed from 
the originator for the first time. Is un- 
doubtedly the finest achievement in Pansy 
mixtures. Pkt. 75c., 3 pkts. $2, yioz. $$. 
(See illustration, this page.) 

Primula malacoides. l^'ie 

' Giant Baby 

Primrose.) The plants branch very freely. 
The flowers, which are inches wide, are 
of a pretty light lilac, and are borne in whorls 
on long stems. If grown in a greenhouse, can 
be had in bloom in four months after sowing. 
Pkt. so cts.. 3 pkts. Si. 25. 

Primula malacoides alba. ^ h e 

' white 

variety of the foregoing species and a great 
acquisition; very chaste and beautiful as a 
plant or cut-flower. The seedlings bloom four 
months from date of sowing; from January 
sowings they will flower from May to July, 
and by sowing in August a rich display of 
bloom lasts well into the winter months. 
Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. Si. 25. 


Polyanthus, Barr’s Exhibition, Crimson 
Varieties. Saved only from richest reds 
and dark crimsons. Pkt. 25c., 5 pkts. Si. 
Polyanthus, Barr’s Exhibition, Yellow 
Varieties. Saved from rich yellow flowers 
of finest form. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

Pansies, Sim’s Gold Medal Mixture 

Polyanthus, Barr’s Exhibition, White 

Varieties. Saved from large-flowered whites of finest form. Pkt. 
25 cts., s pkts. Si. 

Primrose-Polyanthus, Munstead Giant Strain. A grand new 
strain of Primrose-Polyanthus, bearing large trusses of well-formed 
flowers ranging in color from soft, pale yellow to the richest and 
deepest orange, also pure whites with dark orange or pale lemon 
centers. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

Primrose, “Inglescombe.” A fine, selected strain of true Primrose. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Poppy, Double Ranunculus, Salmon Shades. 

The handsome flowers, when cut young, will last several days in 
water. The new shades range from the most delicate light salmon- 
rose to brilliant salmon-orange, and present a most delightful effect, 
whether in the open border or in vases for conservatory and table 
decoration. Pkt. 25 cts., s pkts. Si. 

Pyrethrum, Comet-flowered. (P- roseum hybridum 

* — ' grandijlorum) . H.H.P. 

The flowers are large — 2 to 3 inches across — either single or semi- 
double, and of the most bizarre form, the petals being rolled, twisted, 
or sometimes tangled together. Furnish excellent material for 
cutting. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Solanum Capsicastrum Melvini. a very bushy, 

~ . * compact plant, 12 to 

15 inches high, covered with brilliant scarlet, conical-shaped berries 
about yi inch in diameter. Seed sown in January or February will 
produce fine specimen plants full of fruit for the holidays. Pkt. 
25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Sweet William, G iant White. We have raised several 
™ ' new types in the past, 

and this is the first “self” from our Giant strain. Really beautiful, 
and comes true from seed. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Tritoma hybrida mirabilis. temperate heat 

■ ■■ ■ from January to February, 

pricked off and treated like half-hardy annuals or like Pentstemon 
Harlwegii, the seedlings may be planted in the open ground from 
the end of April to May, and they will bloom freely and constantly 
from July until late in the autumn. A group of this new strain pre- 
sents a beautiful aspect. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Verbena firandiflora, Helen Willmott. a very 

— , ^ • pretty, 

bright salmon-rose, with white eye. After many years of constant 
selection, seed of this lovely Verbena has at last been saved in suffi- 
cient quantity to enable us to offer it. The seed produces plants with 
flowers many of which are of the true “Helen Wilmott” color, with a 
percentage of varied shades, which are also very fine both in color 
and size. Pkt. 20 cts., 6 pkts. $1. 

Viola cornuta. Rose Queen. ^.P. Large-flowered 

Horned Pansy, with 
deep rosy lilac flowers, essentially different from the V. cornuta 
rosa-lilacina. Being a continuous bloomer, it is very effective in 
flower-beds. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Zinnia, Double Giants. g^andiflora robusta plenis- 

sima). H.A. The following are 
truly Giant Zinnias, with beautiful, large, double flowers, to 6 
inches in diameter: Pkt. 3 pkts. 

Sulphur- Yellow $0 20 Jo 50 

Flesh-color 20 50 

Crimson 20 50 

Violet. . . . .' 20 50 

Purple 20 50 

White 20 50 

Golden Yellow 20 50 

Scarlet 20 50 

Collection, one packet each of the 8 varieties, Si. 50 

Arthto T. Boddington, 231 Pine St., Vernon, B. C.. November 17. 1913. 

Dear Str: The order of bulbs I received some time ago arrived in splendid condition and the bulbs were the largest I had ever seen. 

1 am more than satished with the XXX sizes in particular, and consider them a real economy as far as results go. You may rely upon my 
custf^i for as long as I continue to need bulbs, which I hope will be a long time. 

^ interested to hear that the City Council gave us a SpeciaJ Prize for our garden this year, as it was considered such an asset to the 
Ihis was totally unlooked for. as it was not offered in competition, but simply awarded on merit. Needless to say. your “quality” seeds had 
a great deal to do with our success and we wanted you to share it. hence we have laid out the prize money in bulbs. Thanking you for your courtesy 
m the past, and believe me to be. yours for better gardens. (Signed) MARY PRIOR. 

8 Arthur T. Bodding ton . West 14th St.. New Vork City 



The quotation under 
the picture was never 
truer than when applied 
t(j the child gardener. 

A great writer once said, 

“To love flowers is to be 
good.” We are fast be- 
coming a country- of gar- 
deners, lovers of nature, 
the trees, the field and 
the flowers: we arc awak- 
ening to the possibilities 
of recreation in the gar- 
den. The large private 
estate, the suburban plot 
and the small city garden 
are advancing rapidly in 
popularity. The idea 
"to have a garden" is 
becoming more than a mere fact. The owner of today knows 
the trees, plants, flowers and vegetables on his estate, no matter 
how large or how small. Neither is this idea confined to locali- 
ties; witness this on the frontis- 
piece of this catalogue, where 
are photographic reproductions 
of a garden in far-away Skag- 
way, Alaska, that does credit 
to the owner — and surely he 
must be a good gardener. 

The School-Gardens, which 
are to be seen in nearly all large 
cities and towns today, arc 
sowing the seeds of the three 
cardinal virtues. Faith, blope 
and Charity; they arc teaching lov’e for earnestness and in applica- 
tion to good work and good deeds in the future. One never hears 
that a lover of flowers is malefactor or a breaker of the law. 
Flowers are used upon all occasions. What more graceful act can 
you perform toward 
your relatives or friends 
than to give them a few 
flowers, and enjoy the 
mutual happiness in 
the thought that you 
“plucked them and 
brought them;” so let 
us teach the children 
how to garden, how to 
rear the [)lant with care 
and attention, even as 
they would grow and 
be reared themselves. 

This is the ethical 
point of view; ours is 
also the business of sell- 
ing “Quality Seeds” to 
every body. We carry 

only one stock — Qual- 
ity — and the seeds we 
sell to School-Children 
and to School-Garden 
Associations are the 
same that we sell to the 
owner of the landed es- 
tate, and we are willing 
to sell the seed in bulk 
so that they can packet 
their own seed, or we will 
sell the seeds as offered on 
this page in highly at- 
tractive lithograph pack- 
ets, with a picture of 
the flower or vegetable 
in color and full cul- 
tural directions thereon. 
Or we will sell these 
collections of twelve flowers or vegetables, in lots of too, or 
up, for S15 per too collections, express or parcel post, prepaid. 
Or the collections of twenty-five flower or vegetable seeds, in 

lots of too or up for $30 per 100 
collections, express or parcel 
post, prepaid. 

A sample collection of any of 
the above will convince you of 
the sterling worth of this offer, 
and the price may be deducted 
from any subsequent order for 
lots of too or more. For further 
particulars of this arrangement, 
kindly write us. Our School- 
Garden expert, Ellen Eddy 
Shaw, editor of the Child’s Garden Department of the Garden 
Magazine, will cheerfully help you to make your plans or to start 
a School-Garden .Association. Write us for her pamphlet written 
specially for our friends and customers. If you wish to buy 

quality seeds in bulkt 
that is, by the ounce or 
pound, or by the quart 
or bushel, so that the 
children or you can 
packet them, write to 
us, giving an idea of the 
quantities and varieties 
you will require, and 
we will give you the 
benefit of our advice 
and experience. 

For collections of eas- 
ily grown bulbs for 
School-Children, write 
us, and do not forget 
that we are organized 
to answer all questions 
on horticulture. 

'You can count the apples on the tree, but you cannot count the trees in the apple’ 

Children’s collection of easily grown annuals, in 12 
popular varieties, for 25 cts., postpaid; 5 collections for $1. 

Children’s collection of easily grown vegetables, in 12 
popular varieties, for 25 cts., postpaid; 5 collections for $1. 

Children’s collection of easily grown annuals, in 25 
popular varieties, for 50 cts., postpaid; 5 collections for $2. 

Children’s collection of easily grown vegeiables, in 25 
popular varieties, for 50 cts., postpaid; 5 collections for S2. 

These children plucked 375 ears of com before breakfast, Friday, September 6, 1913 



Representing the best novelties of I9i3i and some of the more prominent offerings of the English catalogues and our own introductions 
of recent years. It has been, is, and always will be our policy and intention to disseminate only the very choicest strains of flowering seeds 
(or any other varieties of seedi, giving special attention to the class known as Florists’ Seeds, and intending customers need have no hesi- 
tation in buying or fear of disappointment when they bloom. No expense has been spared to secure the finest types as to habit of plant, 
form of flower, color and breeding of our Quality strains of Pansy, Primula, Cineraria, Cyclamen, Calceolaria, etc. 


H.A., Hardy Annuals H.H.P., Half-hardy Perennials G.S., Greenhouse Shrubs 

H.H.A., Half-hardy Annuals H.B., Hardy Biennials G.B., Greenhouse Bulbs 

T.A., Tender Annuals H.H.B., Half-hardy Biennials G.C., Greenhouse Climbers 

H.P., Hardy Perennials H.C.. Hardy Climber G.P., Greenhouse Plant 

For cultural directions see previous page, also 
ABRONIA. H.H.A. 6 in. A beautiful trailer, with clusters Pkt. 
of sweet-scented flowers. 

Umbellata. lilac $o lo 

Fragrans. \Va.\y yellow lo 

Abutilon (Bellflower). Boddington’s Hybrids 


Flowers large, in a great variety of colors, including white, yel- 
low, pink, crimson, variegated and mixed. 3 to 4 ft. Pkt. 25 cts. 

ACANTHUS latifolius (Bear’s Breech). H.P. 2 ft. Purple. Pkt. 

August and September $0 10 

Mollis. H.P. I ft. Rose. August and September 10 

ACTAEA splcata (Baneberry). H.P. 3ft. White. June... ic 
ACHILLEA millefolium purpurea (Rosy Milfoil). H.P. iH 

ft. Rose. June 10 

Ptarmioa fl. pi.,. “The Pearl.” H.P. 2 ft. White. July. 10 


This recent introduction from China, with large, pale blue tresses, 
is the latest flowering of all the Monkshoods. It attains a height of 
from 4 to 5 feet and, after the terminal flower truss is over, lateral 
shoots are produced which continue its flowering season into Novem- 
ber. Pkt. 50 cts. 

ACONITUM napellus (Monk’s Hood, or Helmet Flower). Pkt. 
H.P. 3 ft. Dark blue. August and September $010 

Agermtvai, Boddington’s Mauve Beauty 

instructions upon all packets sent out by us. Pkt. 

Aconitum napellus fl. albo. 3 ft. White. August and Sept.Jo 10 

Pyrenaicum. 3 ft. Yellow. August and September 10 

ACACIA. G.S. 6 ft. Mixed 25 

ACROCLINIUM. H.H.A. Beautiful everlasting. Pkt. Oz. 

Album. Single pure white $005 25 

“ flore pleno. Double white 05 25 

Roseum. Single bright rose 05 25 

Roseum flore pleno. Double rose 05 25 

Finest Mixed 05 20 

ADENOPHORA Potaninii (Bellflower). H.P. iKft. 

Light blue. July to September 10 

Potaninii alba, ft. White. July to September .. .. 10 

ADONIS aestivalis. H.A. i ft. Green feathery foliage, 

with scarlet flowers 10 50 

Autumnalis. H.A. Crimson, dark eye 10 25 

Vernalis. H.P. Large yellow blossoms 10 25 

Ageratum Mexicanum (H.A.) 

Album. White 10 50 

Dwarf Blue 10 50 

“ White 10 60 

Blue Perfection. Very fine dwarf 10 i 00 

Little Dorrit. 6 in. Azure-blue 10 75 

Swanley Blue, i ft 10 75 

Mixed 05 50 


A handsome new variety, different from all other Tom Thumb 
sorts. The tiny bushy plants do not exceed 4 or 5 inches in height, 
with clusters of flowers of light blue, with dark red center, changing 
to pure light blue. Pkt. 25 cts. 


Large mauve flowers ; dwarf, compact, very free-flowering. A 

unique variety. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $1. 

AGROSTEMMA (Rose Campion). H.P. Pkt. Oz. 

Coronaria (Mullein Pink). 2H ft. Pink. June and July $0 10 $0 50 
“ atropurpurea. 2% ft. Purple. June and July 10 50 

“ bicolor. 3 ft. Pink and white. June and July 10 50 

“ alba. 3 ft. White. June and July 10 1 00 

Flos-Jovis (Flower of Jove). 3 ft. Dark pink. June and 

July 10 50 

“ alba. 3 ft. White. June and July 10 2 00 

Hybrlda Walkeri. 3 ft. Crimson. June and July 25 


The plant is of strong, vigorous and branching habit, producing 
very large brilliant blue flowers in abundance in June and July. We 
consider this the finest blue herbaceous plant of recent introduction. 
Pkt. 25 cts. 


Pure white variety, with large forget-me-not-like flowers. Pkt. 15c. 

ANCHUSA Barrelieri (Alkanet). H.P. 2 ft. Dark bine. July. 
Pkt. 25 cts. 

Italioa. H.P. Pale blue. July. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Arthur T.Boddin^ton. 342 West 14th St.. New York City 

Alyssum, Boddington's White Gem 

Alyssum H.A. 


A prand improvemptit on Little Gem. being much more compact; 
grand for carpet-bedding. Pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.50. 

Benthaml (Sweet Alyssum). Fragrant white flowers. . Pkt. Oz. 

Klb. $i..$o 05 $0 30 

Maritimnm, Little Gem. Pretty trailer 10 75 

“ procumbens. Carpet of Snow.... 10 75 

Argenteum. H.P. i ft. Yellow. June 10 60 

SazatUe. H.P. i ft. Bright yellow. June 10 60 

oompaotum (Basket of Gold), i ft. Yellow. 

June 15 60 


There are too few early spring-flowering perennials, and this va- 
riety will be especially appreciated, producing, as it does, large 
masses of the palest lemon flowers. Height, 6 in. Pkt. 30 cts. 

r Ki. 

AGATHEA coelestis (Blue Marguerite). H.H.P..Koz., 5oc..$o 10 
AJUGA metallica crispa Hlugle Flower). H P. Creeping. 

! 4 ft. Blue. May 25 

ALOYSIA citriodora (Lemon-scented Verbena). G.S. Green- 
house evergreen, with fragrant foliage. Excellent for outdoor 

planting 10 

ALSTROEMERIA Chilensis (Chilian Lily). H.H.B. 2 ft. 
Rose, white and orange. July 10 

Amarantus H.H.A. 

Ornamental foliage plant of great beauty. Pkt. Oz. 

Caudatus ( Love-Lies-Bleeding). 3 ft $005 So 25 

Cruentus (Prince’s Feather). 2 ft 05 25 

Melancholicus ruber. 2 ft. Blood-red 05 50 

Sallcifolius (Fountain Plant). 4 to 6 ft. Willow-shaped 

leaves, marked with orange-carmine and bronze 05 40 

Tricolor splendens (Joseph’s Coat). 2 ft 05 50 

Mixed 05 25 

AMPELOPSIS Veitehii (Boston Ivy). H.P. The best hardy 
vine for covering brick or stone buildings, etc.. oz., 30 cts .. 10 

Atraryllis Hippeastrum G.B. 


The largest and finest race of .Amaryllis. The flower-spikes usually 
carry three or four splendid trumpet-shaped blossoms varying in 
color from salmon to deep crimson, generally striped and feathered 
with white. 3 ft. Pkt. 50 cts. 

. Pkt. 

AMSONIA salicifolla. H.P. 2 ft. Pale blue. June jo 10 

AMMOBIUM alatum grandiflorum (Winged Flverlasting). 

H.A. 2)4 ft. Splendid annual, with white everlasting 
• flowers; useful as tmuquets and as drietl flowers. July to 

Oct oz.,25cts... 05 

ANAGALLIS grandiflora (Pimpernelle). H.A. 6 in Beauti- 
ful for rockwork or edging. Finest mixed 10 

ANEMONE Apennina. H P. flinches. Blue. Spring 

Honorine Joubert (Windflower). H P. 3 ft. Pure white. 

August ..." 

St. Brigid (Irish .Anemone). Boddington's choice strain; 

choice mixed varieties; enormous blooms, the size of tulips 
and very striking colors 15 

ANTHEMIS Kelwayl (Marguerite). H P. iff ft. Dark yel- 
low. July oz.,6ocls. .. 10 

ANTHERICUM ( Hedge Flowerl. H.P. — 

Liliago (St. Bernard’s Lily). 2 ft. White. .May and June.... 

oz., 5 i • • 10 

Liliastrum (,St. Bruno’s Lily). 2 ft. White. May and June .. 

K oz., $1 . . 10 

Boddington's Quality Antirrhinums 


.Antirrhinums, or Snapdragons, are among the most showy of 
flowers for summer cutting, and for winter cutting, under glass' are 
becoming very popular. If sown under during February or 
March they will commence to bloom in July, and will so continue 
till frost. The tall or giant varieties are extremely useful for cutting, 
while the dwarf kinds are exceptionally adapted for borders and 
edging of beds of annuals or other plants. .Also now grown exten- 
sively under glass for winter-flowering. 

Boddington’s Giant Double W^hite 
Antirrhinum h.h.p. 

A new departure in the class of tall, large-flowering Snapdragons 
is offered. Out of the mouth-like aperture in the flowers, between 
the upper and lower lips, emerge abnormal fantastic petals, which 
give a double and beard-like aspect to the very large bloom. In 
sixty to seventy per cent of the seedlings this phenomenon is more 
or less in evidelice, the remainder producing perfect flowers of extra 
size, such as are otherwise seen only in tlie Queen Victoria and 
other Grandiflorum varieties. A striking effect is produced by the 
long spikes covered with these beautiful white flowers when used 
for bedding, and they will be of great value as cut-flowers for vases. 
Pkt. 25 CIS., 5 for Si. 



Antirrhinum grandiflorum Majus, Rose Pore. 

This variety is a lovely new shade of salmon-shade gold, a unique 
color, which lights up beautifully at night. Height 3 feet. Pkt. 
15 cts., 2 for 25 cts., }ioz. 50 cts. 

Antirrhinum Majus, Fairy Queen, faimon o“terra- 

cotta, with white throat ; very striking and beautiful. Pkt. 15 cts., 
2 pkts. 25 cts., Koz. 50 cts. 

Antirrhinum Majus, Salmon Queen, gofden Vose 

with white throat ; splendid variety. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 23 cts., 
5ioz. 50 cts. 

Collection of three varieties as above, 40 cts. 

N. B. — Use the order sheet when writing out yiur orier (addition'll order sneets will be sent to you upon request). In case you do 
not use order sheet, kindly keep your letter or remarks separate from your order; this will facilitate the filling of same, also send your 
orders in as early as possible. We endeavor to fill them the day they are received, but, during the busy season, this is sometimes impossible. 


Boddington’s Giant Antirrhinums 

(Ueitfht. 3 feet) 

Coral-Red. Striking color $o lo 

Carmine. Splendid color lo 

Daybreak. Light pink to 

Brilliant. Scarlet, golden yellow and white to 

Crescia. Dark scarlet to 

Qneen Vietoria. Pure white to 

Lntenm. Yellow lo 

Fire King. Scarlet, with orange to 

Firefly. Scarlet lo 

Romeo. Deep rose i lo 

Lilacinam. Beautiful lilac to 

Striatum. Finest striped varieties lo 

Mixed lo 


Jo 50 
I 00 


I 00 






Collection of the above 12 varieties, $1 ; collection 0 ! 6 varieties, 
oar selection, 60 cts. 

Boddington''s Intermediate Antirrhinums 

(Height. 1 to 2 feet) pkt. }4oz. 

Black Prince. Nearly black; unique; dark leaves. $0 10 $0 50 

Queen of the North. White 10 50 

Golden Qneen. The finest yellow 10 50 

Defiance. Fiery scarlet ro i 00 

Victoria. White and red ; very fine 10 50 

Empress. Dark rose ; charming color 10 50 

Striatum. Finest striped varieties 10 50 

Picturatum. Blotched varieties 10 50 

Mixed 10 35 

Collection of the above 8 varieties, 76 cts. 


A lovely sh.ade of creamy pink. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Aqnilegia, Erskine Park Hybrids 

Boddington’s Giant Antirrhinums 


The most vivid color yet achieved in Antirrhinums, being a glowing 
orange-self. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Boddington^s Tom Thumb Antirrhinums 

- (Height, 12 inches) 

These are excellent for bedding, or as a border for the taller-grow- 
■ ■■ Pkt. 

Rose $0 10 

Crimson 10 

White, Red Striped . 10 
Yellow, Red Striped 10 

ing varieties 


White $0 10 





Collection of the above 





$0 50 




Cinnabar- Red 10 

Mixed 10 

10 varieties, 90 cts.; collection of 6 varieties, 
our selection, 60 cts. 








AQUILEGIA (Columbine) 

Erskine Park Hybrids 

A grand combination of all the finest Aquilegias, combining all the 
most striking colors known in the Columbine family. These comprise 
many new, beautiful and pleasing shades and combinations, and most 
effective and striking contrast in the individual flowers, ranging 
through all shades of lavender, blue, mauve, white, yellow, orange, 
scarlet and bright rose-pink. The plants are perfectly hardy, vigorous 
and stately in growth, producing abundantly, during May and June, 
large and elegantly shaped flowers with long spurs, which, being borne 
well above the pale glaucous green foliage, have a charming effect, and 
being so light and elegant are much esteemed for cutting. The seed is 
American-grown— upon one of the largest estates — and is specially 
selected and harvested for us with a view of distributing an article of 
real merit, of these pretty perennials. Seed sown early will flower the 
first year. Hoz. $i, pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 


Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14 th St^ New York City 

Aquilegias h.p. 

Aquilegia, Sutton’s Pink. 

A very charming Aquilegia. The old-rose pink flowers are produced in 
abundance; good habit. Height 2 ft. I'kt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for $1.25. 

Aquilegia, Rose Queen {AquHegia coeruleafl. roseo) 

Bears great profusion of graceful long-spurred flowers of light to dark 
rose, with white center and yellow anthers; a most delicate combination 
of color. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 

Aquilegias. Boddington’s Long-spurred Hybrids 

5 i 25 

I .so 

> 25 

I 25 

A grand mi.xture of the long-spurred varieties, saved especially for us 
by a famous hybridizer. Colors extremely varied. Pkt. 25c., 5 pkts. for <1. 

Hkl. \ioz. 

Callfornica hybrida* Yellow and orange 5 o lo 

Canadensis (Canada Columbine). 2 ft. Yellow. Summer 10 

Chrysantba. 3 ft. Canary. Summer 10 

Grandiflora alba. 3 ft. White. Summer 10 

Coernlea ( Rocky Mt. Columbine). 3 ft. Pale blue. .Summer... 25 

“ flore albo. White 25 

Glandulosa. 2 ft. Deep blue. Summer 50 

Helenae. 2 ft. Blue and white. Summer 25 

Nivea grandiflora. 2 ft. Pure white. Summer 15 

Skinneri bybrlda fl. pi. 3 ft. Double crimson. Summer 25 

Stewartii. Splendid large flower; handsome pale blue 50 

Finest Double Mixed oz., 75cts... to 

ARABIS alplna. H.P. 6 in. Pure white oz., Si-25.. 10 

ARCTOTIS grandis. H. H. A. 2 ft. Large pearly white Mar- 
guerite-like flower, with delicate mauve center, surrounded by 
a narrow golden band. The plant is covered with white down, 

and produces a striking effect in the border oz., 50c... 10 

ARDISIA crennlata. G.S. Fine decorative plant bearing 

bright coral berries 25 

ARMERIA formosa (Thrift). H.P. 1 ft. Rosy pink. Spring 

to fall }t> 

Formosa alba. White 10 

Maritima. Pink 10 

Maritima alba. White 10 

ARTEMISIA argentea (Old .Man). H.P. i ft. Silver foliage 10 


Aquilegia, Boddington’s Long-spurred Hybrids 


Plants from seed sown in the open ground in May bloom finely in September and October. For July and August flowers sow in March 
or April in coldframe, spent hotbeds, pots or boxes in the house. If a succession of Asters is desirea. Queen of the Markets for early, 
Victoria, Comets and Truffaut’s for intermediate, and the Branching 
for late, are recommended. For “A few pointers on the growing oif 
Asters,” see page 69, 


Branching Asters 

Queen of the Market Asters 


Extra-early Pink 

" White 


So 75 



“ Light Blue 


“ Dark Blue 






“ Flesh-color 


“ Light Rose 


“ Soarlet 


" Red-Lilac 


Finest Mixed 


The above Collection oi 10 varieties for 75 cts. 

This vigorous type forms broad, handsome bushes, covered with 
large, long-stemmed and long-petaled flowers that are graceful and 
feathery in effect. 


Crimson .... 


$0 10 

$I 00 

Lavender . . . . 


$I 00 


I 00 


I 00 


I 00 


I 00 


i 00 


1 00 

The ab«T« OellMtiM el 7 varletief lor 80 eU. 

Aster, Ostrich Flume (type) 
(eee page 14 ) 




Crimson $o lo $i oo 

Shell-Pink lo i oo 

White to 1 oo 

Purple 10 I oo 

Lavender. The best Branching Asters in this color lo i oo 

Mixed lo i oo 

The above collection of 6 varieties for 40 cte. 


Pkt. lioz. 

Shell-Pink So lo $i oo 

Crimson lo i oo 

White lo I oo 

Pkt. 5 ioz. 

Purple So lo oo 

Lavender lo i oo 

Upright White lo i oo 

Mixed lo i oo 

The above collection of 6 varieties for 60 cts. 

While the above collections of Branching Asters are somewhat con- 
fusing, if the selection is left to us we will select the eight most distinct 
and most useful varieties from the above, which we consider as 

follows; Pkt. 5^oz. 

Vick’s Branching Crimson So lo $i oo 

“ “ White lo I oo 

“ “ Purpie lo I oo 

“ “ Violet lo 1 oo 

“ “ Rose to I oo 

Carlson’s Branching Lavender lo i oo 

Semple’s Branching Shell-Pink lo i oo 

“ “ Upright White lo i oo 

The Collection of 8 varieties for 76 cts. 

Boddington'’s Dwarf Chrysanthemum- Flowered 

The plants grow only about lo or i2 inches high, but the flowers are 
large and double, like chrysanthemums. Pkt. 



Dark Blue. 

fo lO 
. . lO 
.. 10 

Si oo 
I oo 
I oo 

Light Blue 50 lo $1 00 

Carmine 10 i 00 

Rose 10 I 00 

Mixed oz. , S3- ■ 10 

The above collection of 6 varieties for 60 cts. 

Boddington’s Giant Comet Asters 

These, the most artistic of all the Asters, have become a fi.xed type 
in w'hich specialists are continually developing some new strain. The 


pet a 1 s 
wavi 1 y 
refle X 
i n a 

whorl of shorter curled and twisted ones, like Japanese chrysanthemums, 
forms flowers of extraordinary size and beauty. 

Victoria Asters 

Snow-White . . . . 


Light Blue 

Dark Blue 


Peach Blossom . 

.$0 to 



Scarlet 10 

Yellow 10 

White, changing to 

Amethyst-Blue 25 

Mixed 10 

$l 00 
I 00 
I 00 

jjSi 00 
1 00 
I 00 
I 00 
I 00 
I 00 

The collection of 10 vasieties for 76 cts. 

Boddington’s Branching Giant Comet. White 10 i 00 

Truffaut’s Peony Perfection Asters 

The class is remarkable for the brilliant colors of its great incurved flowers. 

Apple Blossom . . 



Brilliant Scarlet . 

Bright Pink 



$I 00 

I 00 

Pkt. lioz. 

Rose $0 10 $t 00 

Scarlet 10 i 00 

Light Blue 10 i 00 

Purple 10 I 00 

Mixed oz.,$3.. 10 

The collection of 10 varieties for 76 cts. 

Boddington’s Victoria Asters 

Plants of this magnificent race bear from ten to twenty fine, beautifuHy 
reflexed flowers in an elegant pyramid about 18 inches high. The best for 

Branching Aster, Violet King (See page 14) 

pot culture. 


Apple Blossom |o 10 $i 00 

White 10 1 00 

Rose 10 I 00 

Peach Blossom 10 i 00 

Light Blue 10 I 00 

Pkt. l^oz. 

Dark Bine $0 10 $t 00 

Dark Scarlet 10 i oo 

Azure-Blue 10 i 00 

Crimson 10 i oo 

Deep Violet lo ioo 

Mixed oz.,$3.. M 

The QoUeetioa of 10 varieties for Tft ete. 


Arthur T. Bodding ton , 342 West 14th St.. New Vbrk Ci^ 

Giant Washington, of Jubilee Asters 

The flowers of this type resemble the Victoria Asters. They are, 
however, much larger. \Ve can recommend it to all who like a tall- 
growing Aster with very large flowers. A good cut-flower variety. 

Pkl. yioz. I Pkt. Hoz. 

White So 10 ^>50 Dark Blue So lo $0 50 

Rose 10 50 Crimson-Scarlet.... 10 50 

Peach Blossom .... 10 50 Mixed 10 50 

Light Lavender to 50 

The collection of 6 varieties for 60 cts. 

30 of these magnificent flowers on long stems, which gives them an 
added value for cutting for vases. 


Giant Light Blue .|o 10 5 i 00 

“ Crimson 10 1 00 

“ White 10 I 00 

“ Salmon-Rose. 10 i 00 

Pkt. Hoz. 
Giant Deep Blue . .{o 10 $i 00 
“ Lavender .... 10 i 00 
“ Mixed 10 75 

Collection of above 6 separate colors, 60 cts. 

The Hohenzollern Asters 

Tall Ostrich Plume Asters 

It would seem as if the highest possible perfection had been at- 
tained in these truly grand Asters. They win enthusiastic admira- 
tion from all who see them. The flowers are of immense size, often 
6 inches across, composed of long, wavy, twisted petals, gracefully 
formed into loose, yet densely double half-globes, resembling some 
of the finer Japanese chrysanthemums. The plants are of luxuriant 
growth attaining a height of 15 inches, each plant bearing from 20 to 

As early as Queen of Market, but flowers are twice the size. 

for cutting. 

Pkt. Hoz. 

White So 10 Si 00 

Rose 10 1 00 

Crown Prince 10 i 00 

Rosy Lilac 10 i r» 

Azure-Blue 10 i 00 


Dark Blue So 10 

Light Blue 10 

Syringa-Blue 10 

Carmine-Rose 10 

Brilliant Carmine . . 10 
Mixed 10 

Collection of above 10 varieties for 80 cts. 



Si <» 
I 00 
I or 
I 00 
I 00 


The following varieties have all been tried, and from personal observation and report, are worthy and will become standards in their 
respective classes. 


1 large and double, 

of a beautiful shell -pink color. 
This is a grand Aster for cutting 
purposes, growing 2 feet high. The 
Dest late market .Aster of its color 
to date. Pkt. 10 cts., 

The Favorite. aristocrat 

— among the 

Comet Asters. Color beautiful 
blush, changing to rich deep pink 
as the flower becomes older; the 
petals wavily reflexed. The plants 
grow 18 inches high, bearing large- 
sized blooms of beautiful form; in- 
valuable for cutting. Pkt. 10 cts., 
5ioz. Ji. 

Puritv of most beauti- 

r * fill of the Branching 
Asters. Double flowers of glisten- 
ing pure white; similar to Uaj’- 
break in form and habit of growth. 
Pkt. 10 cts., 5ioz. $1. (See illus- 

Mis8 Roosevelt (Victoria). 

The flowers of this new Aster are 
of a clear primrose tint, which after 
some time changes 10 a delicate 
flesh-color, like that of the popular 
Gloire de Dijon rose. A splendid 
cut-flower. Pkt. 10 cts., J 4 oz. 50c. 

Vick’s Mikado, Whifp . 

An entirely new class ot brain i." 
ing Asters, growing from 16 inches 
to 2 feet high, and bearing im- 
mense curled and twisted flowers 
on long, stiff stems, resembling, 
at a distance, huge, ragged Japa- 
nese chrysanthemums. Pkt. 10 
cts., 54oz. 50 cts. 

Mikado Pink, or “Roches- 

The color is an exquisite 

— shadeof lavender-jiink. The 

petals are narrow, very long anil 
gracefully reflexed. The outer 
petals show to their full extent, 
while gradually toward the center 
they bend anii curl across each 
other in magnificent disorder. This 
is a Comet .Aster of strong growth, 
long stems and fine form. Pkt. 
10 cts., 3 pkts. for 25 cts., Xoz. 
-5 cts. 

Snowdrift. Certainly theearli- 
; est Aster in culti- 
vation. The leaves are narrow and 
sparse, and the branches spring 
from close to the ground. The en- 
tire energy of the plant seems given 
to the production of 12 to 20 long, 
slender, upright stems, crowned 
with immense feathery flowers. 
The long, recurved petals give the 
flowers an exceedingly graceful 
effect, heightened in many cases 
by the ragged, irregular character 
of the petals in the center of the 
flower. Pkt. 10 cts., yioz. 50 cts. 

Giant Comet, Ruby. T.'’ ® 

— (jiant 

Comet .Aster, Ruby, a true gem 
under the class of Comet Asters, 
will be very favorable received liy 
all grower’s of cut-flowers. The 
finely curled flowers, resembling 
chrysanthemums, are raised upon 
long stems, and open in a glowing 
scarlet, turning at the close of the 
period of flowering into dark scar- 
let. Pkt. 10 cts., yioz. 50 cts. 

Giant Comet, Queen of 

Spain. Primrose, turning to 

blush; It has the same 

beautiful effect of coloring as Miss 
Roosevelt, in the Victorian class. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

Vick’s Violet King. 

of the grandest chrysanthemum. 
The habit is similar to the popular 
Vick’s Branching, vigorous in 
growth, long, stiff stems; petals 
somewhat resemble the (piilled 
varieties, hut much larger and 
broacler, completely covering the 
crown. In shape and size the bloom 
is round, full and large, many of 
the Bowers 4 to 5 Inches. Its 
color is a soft violet-lilac. Pkt. 
to cts.. >^oz. Si. (See illustration 
on page 13.) 

Lavender Gem. beatitiftd 

variety of 

Aster, of the Comet tvpe, with 
large, loosely arranged flowers, 
which are perfectly double, and of 
a beautiful, delicate shade of lav- 
ender; the flowers are Itorne on 
long stems, and are among the 
i)est for cut-flowers. Pkt. to cts., 
Koz. St. 

Purity Aster 



o’s Giant White. 

By the most careful and painstaking selection, this beautiful Aster has been brought to a state 
of perfection hitherto unknown in this type. Of free, sturdy growth, attaining a height of over 2 
feet, well branched, with long, strong stems and artistic, fluffy, graceful flowers, rarely less than 4 inches across and frequently 
over 5 inches, as fine as any chrysanthemum. When cut keeps longer in good condition than any Aster of this type; in bloom 
from mid-August on through September; color pure, glistening white. 15 cts. per pkt., 2 pkts. 25 cts., Koz. $1. 

Crego’s Giant Rose. 

This beautiful shade is now well fixed and does not sport. 
15 cts. per pkt., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., yioz. $1. 

Flower very large and of fine form. 

Crego*s Giant Lavender. 

A beautiful shade of blue; a splendid addition to this popular branch of Asters. 15 cts. per 
pkt., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., Koz. $1. 

Crego*s Giant Pink. 

Identical in all respects with the white sort offered above, but of a beautiful soft, shell-pink color, 
shade that is always admired. 15 cts. per pkt., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., Hoz. $1. 

Collection, 1 packet each of the above fonr beantifol varieties, 50 cts.; three collections for $1.25. 


Ar thur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 

Choice Asters of Recent Introduction 


The following six beautiful varieties are seedlings of the well- 
known Daybreak and Purity, and are bound to find favor with all 
lovers of this beautiful class of Asters. 

Aster, America (.Imp. Pink Daybreak), ^tfusfgrmveri 

producing llowers of the largest size on very strong, stiff stems. In 
color it is somewhat darker than Daybreak, quite resembling the 
shade known as old rose. The flowers are of great substance and 
very lasting after being cut, more so than most other varieties. A 
valuable feature is its lateness of bloom, being fully two weeks later 
than Daybreak. Its flowers are in perfection with the late-branch- 
ing varieties. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 for 25 cts., Koz. $2. 

A»ter, Salmon King (Salmon Daybreak), 

riety we have a splendid addition to the Daybreak class. The color 
Is not only novel, but of a very pleasing shade, bright enough to 
make it always conspicuous, although modest and unassuming in 
appearance. The habit of growth, form of plant and flower are 
identical with those of its parent. Daybreak. Pkt. 15 cts.. 2 for 25 
cts., J^oz. $2 

Aster, Lemon Drop (Yellow Daybreak) . 

low .Aster at last. It is a decided yellow, and as good a grower as 
any of the other varieties of the Daybreak class. The flowers are 
not quite so large as those of Purity, its parent, but are more per- 
fect and symmetrical in form; in fact the petals are laid so perfectly 
that the flowers have a wax-like appearance. VVe consider ourselves 
very fortunate to be able to offer a good yellow Aster. Pkt. 15 cts., 
2 for 25 cts., iioz. f2. 

Aster, Rosy Morn (Rose Daybreak). beautiful 

variety. The flowers are of a handsome shade of rose, large, well 
formed, double to the center, and produced in the same profusion as 
the other Asters of this class. We consider it one of the best of the 
Daybreak type. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 for 25 cts., J^oz. $2. 

Aster, Lavender Daybreak. simiS^to'*l’hat°^of'’DTy- 

break, but the flowers are somewhat larger in size, always full to the 
center and of a most beautiful shade of lavender. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 for 25 
cts., 'Xoz. $2. 

Aster, Blue Bird (Blue Daybreak), fh^e shade ofiight 

blue, plant of very symmetrical habit and of the same general stvle of 
growth as Daybreak and Purity. Exceedingly free flowering. An ideal 
variety for lifting and potting. Pkt. 15c., 2 pkts. for 25c., J^oz. $2. 
Collection of the above six grand Daybreak Asters, i pkt. each 
for 75 cts., 3 collections for $2 

Aster, Improved Early Branching Semple, ^e^'jng 

from that grand old variety Semple’s Pink, which on account of its 
earliness will certainly become equally, and we predict, more popu- 
lar, than its parent. The color is of the same shade of bright pink, 
and the habit of the plant and form of flowers are identical, being of 
the same strong, robust growth and branching habit. Its greatest 
value is in its earliness, blooming as it does ten days earlier than 
Semple’s Pink. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., J^oz. Si. 

Aster, Vick’s New Early Branching. ^van^''in*^'"he 

Branching class. The Earlv Branching come into bloom about two 
weeks earlier than the Late Branching. The plants have but few 
branches and are free from side buds, the whole strength of the 
plant being given to the development of the very few large and per- 
fect flowers which are borne on extra-long stems. We offer two col- 
ors only. 

Early Branching White. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., Koz. Si- 
Early Branching Rose. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., }foz. Si. 

AafAi- Flocran^A following varieties are of a unique sin- 

/Agier, C.iegance. type, flowers large, petals beautifully 
twisted, borne on long stems, very useful for cutting, and appealing 
to all of esthetic tastes; plants are tall and vigorous, and deserves 
a place in every garden. 

Elegance, lavender. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

Elegance, dark blue. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

Elegance, deep rose. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

Elegance, pale rose. Pkt. 15 cts.. 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

Collection of four varieties for 50 cts. 

Aster (Victoria) Carmen H. A. An entirely new and dis- 

^ster t v icioriai, v^armen. appears for 

the first time in .Asters, and may perhaps be best described as dark 
salmon, besnowed with white. It is a surprisingly handsome and 
pleasing shade and when viewed in bright sunshine the effect of the 
hoary-tipped red blooms is quite indescribable- Pkt. 20 cts., 3 pkts. 
for 50 cts. 

Aster, Early Wonder, Whitt. '’Sfu'.VS 

blooming several days before Oueen of the .Market, with pure white 
flowers double the size; nice sbape and .stands well. It is after the 
style of Giant Comet, and is destined to become the leading early 
variety, and will prove a great accjuisition to growers requiring 
large, early blooms. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., Jioz. |i. 

A<tter Farlv WonHcr Pmlc qualities 

ASier, C.ariy wonaer, rinK. above, the difference 

only being the color, which is an attractive shade of light pink. Pkt. 
15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., Jioz. $1. 

I aJv ^ A chrysanthemum-flowered 

Aster, Laay lAOOSevelt. ^ster of the Burbank strain. The 
flowers re.semble the incurving chrysanthemum ; the color is a gor- 
geous pink, of marvelous beauty. The mammoth growth of plant 
insures extra-long stems; 20 to 30 inches long is very ordinary for 
Aster Lady Roosevelt, and the flowers are very large. Pkt. 15 cts., 
2 pkts. for 25 cts., l/goz. $1. 

Aster, Southcote Beauty. 

first time, and we are pleased to say that the results exceeded our 
highest expectations. The flowers have long, perfectly formed petals, 
with very small golden yellow centers, and are carried on stiff stems 
12 to 20 inches m length. (See illustration, page 4.) Mixed colors. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

» . p 1 p I H.A. The flowers are large, with lull. 

Aster, IvOyal r urpie. center well-covered, petals flat and 
incurved. Color a rich shade of royal purple. Season medium 
to late. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., J^oz. 50 cts. 

» . 17 _ J H.A. A new Comet Aster that 

Aster, tiinpress rredenck. impressed us most favorably 
the past season. The plant is rather dwarf in growth, but vigorous 
and bears very large white flowers in the greatest profusion. Pkt. 
25 Pts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

». r' M. D • H. A. A beautiful and 

Aster, L-actus, Kosy <>.armine. distinct Aster. Of 

pyramidal habit, the plants branch a few inches over the ground 
and throw out 15 to 20 strong side shoots. The petals, nearly two 
inches long, are characterized by being slightly bent or twisted 
near the tip, ancl thus lend to the flower a kind of Cactus-like as- 
pect. The first color obtained up to date is a brilliant rosy c.irmine, 
a most lovely and effective shade. The Cactus .Aster blooms 
remarkably early and will be of great value for cutting purposes. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for Si. 

Aster, Hercules Brilliant Rose, i6To^2o1n'ch?s!'the 

plant throws up sturdy, thick stalks, crowned with gigantic flowers 
of the most perfect curled and waved chrysanthemum type, measur- 
ing often 6 inches or more in diameter, a size attained by no other 
Aster in cultivation. Pkt. 35 cts., 3 for Si- 

» . 1^- This variety originated with our Aster 

Aster, A^rimson lying, grower who has been carefully select- 
ing it for a number of years, until it is now perfect in every way. 
It has all the good qualities of our Superb Late Branching type, 
with extra-large, densely double flowers, few under 5 inches across, 
on stems 15 to 18 inches long, in color a very rich blood-crimson, 
full of fire, making a brilliant bed or border, and very desirable for 
cutting, the color showing up well under artificial light. Pkt. 15 
cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts., ;-soz. <1. 

Km. D‘ 1 D *... a magnificent variety of strong, free. 
Aster, rink peauty. upright growth, 24 to 30 inches high, 
blooming from early in .August until well on in September, with 
frequently as many as fifty flowers open ai one time on long, strong 
stems, aiid averaging 4 inches across, of chrysanthemum shape, 
the inner petals incurved, outer reflexed ; color a soft, delicate blush- 
pink; a shade that is always in demand for cutting. Pkt. 15 cts., 
2 pkts. for 25 cts., Vaoz. $1. 




ASTERS, continued 

» . |j I Of imposing beauty, the plants throw up a 
Aster, nercuies. very strong stem, 15 to 20 inches high, which 
begins to branch about four inches from the ground, and bears at its 
summit the main central flower, while on the side shoots appear 
four to six secondary blooms. The latter, borne on remarkably 
strong stalks, are all the purest white, of the genuine Ilohenzollern 
form, with very long petals, and attains the enormous diameter of 
7 inches. Pkt. 10 cts., Jifoz. 75 cts. 

• . r' 1 name implies, a beautiful 

Aster, i.<aroirial. of cardinal. The growth is similar to 

the Branching Asters, but somewhat dwarfer, but not so dwarf as to 
prevent its being one of the very best varieties for cutting purposes. 
Begin to bloom about the middle of August and retain their brilliant 
coloring for manj' weeks. Pkt. 15 cts., paoz. $1. 

• 0 1. A novelty of sterling merit, and a variety that 

Aster, oUnset. -will please all ; a seedling from Daybreak. The 
habit of the plant is the same as the well-known varieties Daybreak 
and Purity. The color of the flowers is a delicate shade of light pink, 
shading to a deep, rich pink in the center, making a beautiful com- 
bination of colors in one flower. The flowers are globe-shaped and 
are borne on long steins in profusion. Pkt. 15c., 5 pkts. 60c., } 4 oz. $1. 

Boddington’s Single Comet Asters 

These are becoming verj’ popular with those of esthetic tastes, and 
where pretty decorative effects are desired. Flowers measure 4 to 
6 inches across. 

Pkt. 54 oz. 

White $0 10 $0 50 

liight Rose 10 50 

Brilliant Rose 10 50 

Collection of above 

Pkt. ViOZ. 

Light Bine $0 10 Jjo 50 

Violet TO 50 

Mixed 10 50 

varieties for 40 cts. 

HARDY ASTERS ( Michaelmas Daisies) H.P. 

Very beautiful autumn-flowering perennials, highly prized for 
their beautiful colors and lateness of flowering — when the Indian 
Summer is at its height. 


Astilbe Davidii (H.P.) 

This is a strong-growing perennial, with elegant tufted leafage and 
graceful spikes of deep rose-violet or mauve-colored flowers, borne 
on stems 6' or more feet high. The leaves are bronzy green when 
young, becoming bright green when mature, in which state they re- 
semble, on a larger scale, those of Astilbe Japo 7 iica. The flowering 
rachis is 2 to 3 feet in length, covered with a dense reddish tomen- 
tum, the stem below being glabrous. Pkt 15 cts., } 4 oz. 75 cts. 

ASPARAGUS plamosus nanus. G.C. Beautiful fern-like foliage, 
extensively used for cutting purposes. Pkt. 25c., too seeds for $1. 

Sprengerl. G.P. Used for hanging baskets, and also for cutting. 
Pkt. TO cts., too seeds for 50 cts. 

Decumbens. G.P. Long tremulous branches of dark green deli- 
cate foliage. The drooping habit is ver.y attractive in hanging 
baskets. Pkt. 50 cts. 

ASCLEPIAS Hallii (Butterfly Weed). H.P. 3 ft. Pink. August 
and September. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Curassavica. H.H.P. Bright orange ; very pretty. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Tuberosa. 4 ft. Orange. Pkt. 10 cts. 

ASPERULA odorata (Woodruff). H.P. i ft. Sweet-scented 
white flowers. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts. ''j. 

ASPHODELDS ( King’s Spear). H.P. Summer. . ’ ' 

Albus. White. Pkt. 10 cts., 54 oz. $1.50. 

Luteus. Yellow. Pkt. 10 cts., 54 oz. 30 cts. 

AUBRIETIA (False Wall Cress). H.P. 6 in. Early summer. 

Deltoidea grandiflora (trailing). Purple. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Graeca (trailing). Purple. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Leichtlinii. Rosy carmine. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Moerheimi. Rose. Pkt. 10 cts. 

AURICULA. See Primula. 

BALLOON VINE (Cardiospermnm). H.A. A rapid-growing 
climber with small white flowers. 

C. Halicacabum. White. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

BAPTISIA australis. H.P. 25 ^ ft. A fine, hardy perennial, pro- 
ducing spikes of pea-shaped blue flowers, 6 inches long. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 50 cts. 

BELLIS (Double Daisy). H.H.P. K ft. One of the most charming 
of spring flowers, for edgings or pot culture. 

A new hardy species from Northwest India. Handsome bright 
mauve Marguerite flowers, 3 inches across, each one having the con- 
trast of a bold orange-yellow center; bonte on long, straight stems, 
and invaluable for cutting. The 
plant forms a neat tuft of foliage 
close to the ground, from which 
the flower-stems are thrown up. 

Easily raised from seed. Not 
least among its merits is the fact 
that the plants bloom profusely, 
in early June. Height, 2 ft. Pkt. 

15 cts. 


A magnificent hardy perennial, 
growing about 2 feet in height, 
and bearing from July to October 
a profusion of pinkish lilac flow- 
ersfrom about 254 inches in diam- 
eter. Pkt. 15 cts. 

Alpinns speciosus. i ft. Dark 
blue. Pkt. TO cts., Aoz. $1. 

Alpinns superbus. i ft. Blue. 

Pkt. 10 cts., J 4 oz. socts. 

Bessarabicus. 3 ft. Pink. Pkt. 

to cts., 54 oz. 75 cts. 

Nivens. 3 ft. White. Pkt. 15c., 

54 oz. 75 cts. 

Novae-Angliae. 4 ft. Violet- 
purple. Pkt. 10 cts., 54 oz. 75c. 

Novl-Belgii. 4 ft. Blue. Pkt. 

15 cts., 54 oz. 75 cts. 

Novi-Belgii, J. Wood. 4 ft. 

Dark blue. Pkt. 15c., 54 oz. $1. 

Novi-Belgii, Purity. 4 ft. 

White. Pkt. 15 cts., 54 oz. |i. 

Pyramidalis hybridus. 4 ft. 

Blue. Pkt. 15 cts., 54 oz. 75 cts. 

Shortii. 3 ft. Lavender-blue. 

Pkt. 15 cts. 




For strength, robust growth 
and size of flowers these two 
Giant English Daisies excel all 
varieties hitherto disseminated. 
Each plant produces from 12 to 
15 flowers, 2 to 3 inches in diam- 
eter. ■ Each color, pkt. 25 cts., 5 
pkts. jSi. 

Boddington’s Crimson 
King. Extra-large crimson 
variety. Pkt. 25c., 5 pkts. $1. 
Delicata £ 1 . pi. White, with 
red center. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 
pkts. $1. 

The Bride. The finest double 
pure white. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 
pkts. $1. 

Longfellow. Double rose. 

Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 
Snowball. Double white. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 
BOLTONIA asteroides 
(False Chamomile). H.P. 
Pure white. Pkt. 10 cts., 
54 oz. 50 cts. 

Latisquama. H.P. Pink, 
slightly tinged with laven- 
der. Pkt. 25 cts., 54 oz. 75 cts. 

Boddington’s Giant White and Rose Double Daisies 

Boddington’s qual- 
ity Flower Seeds help 
to make the gardens 
of America famous. 



Arthur T. Bodding'ton . 342 West 14 th St.. New York City 

Boddington’s Quality Balsams 

Boddington's Quality Balsams 

(Lady’s Slipper) 

An old favorite, suitable citlier for conservatory or 
for outdoor decoration Flowers of the most beautiful 
and varied colors. 

H.ll.P. 2 ft. Pkt. 02 . 

Double White $o to « . cx5 

“ Peach Blossom to 2 oo 

“ Carmine 10 2 00 

“ Lavender 10 2 00 

** Rose 10 2 00 

“ Bright Scarlet 10 2 00 

“ Red, Spotted White 10 2 00 

“ Solferino 10 2 00 

“ Vioiet Spotted 10 2 00 

“ Pale Yellow 10 2 00 

“ Finest Mixed, All Colors to 1 00 

Collection of Balsams, including 10 varieties as 
above, 90 cts.; 6 varieties, our selectiou, 50 cts. 
Camellia-flowered White. Flowers of Pkt. Oz. 
e.xtraordinary size, double and full -cen- 
tered, with reflc.xed petals So to $2 00 

Camellia-flowered Mixed 10 75 

Rose-fiowered. Choicest mixture 10 i 50 

Dwarf Spotted. Fine mixture to i 00 

BOCCONI/V .Taponica f Plume Poppy), 
ill’. P'ine foli.'ige; spikes of creamy 
white flowers to 

BRACHYCOME (The Swan River Daisy). H.H.A. Pkt. Oi. 

Fine for baskets and edging. Mixed So 10 St 00 

BROWALHA. H.H.A. 1 li ft. \'ery handsome, pro- 
fiise-hlooming plants 

Elata grandiflora. bky-blue, large 10 2 00 

Speciosa n>ujor. Clear blue llowers 25 

Finest Mixed 10 i 00 

Begonias, Fibrous-Rooted (H H.P. i ft.) 


A new strain, with small foliage and glowing scarlet-crimson flow- 
ers; as a bedding itlaiu this variety is worth growing for its lich 

russet-crimson foliage only. Pkt. 30 cts., 5 pkis. $2. I’ki. 

Erfordi. Carmine |o 50 

Fairy Queen. An extiuisite Begonia, which comes abso- 
lutely true from' seed, and flowers in the • pen with the great- 
est freedom throughout the summer aiui autumn months. 

Can be used with telling effect in beds and as an edging to 
long borders. Neither heat nor moisture appears to affect its 

beauty. Height, 10 m. Color pink 25 

Snow Queen. A grand companion for the Fairy Queen. 

Color white. Height 10 in 25 

Vernon, y, ft. A line bedding sort, with rich red flowers and 

glossy bronze-red foliage 25 

Vernon grandiflora rosea. Splendid pink 25 

Vernon grandiflora atropurpurea. Deep red 25 

Semperflorens. Seeds sown in February and March give 

fine |)lants for bedding out in June 25 

Semperflorens gracilis rosea. Gr.acefnl pink variety 25 

Rex (Ornamental - leaved Varieties). Saved from splendid 
types. Choicest mi.xed 25 

GLE MIXED. All shades of color from deepest crimson to 

lightest pink, as well as orange, yellow and white. J^pkt. 60c. i 00 
Double Mixed. Our seed has been saved from remarkably 
fine flowering plants, including all the most beautiful colors. 

) 4 pkt. 60 cts... I 00 

Lloydi. Beautiful for pots and hanging baskets i 00 

Gracilis luminosa. Fiery dark scarlet flowers, with rerldish 
brown foliage; a superb novelty 75 

Beet, Ornamental 

CHILIAN, or BRAZILIAN. Color variable, bronzv red with 
broad scarlet midribs. Height, 2 ft. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 :ts. 

DELL’S CRIMSON. A small, compact-growing variety with 
deep bronze purple foliage. Excellent lor ribbon borders. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 50 cts. 

WILLOW -LEAVED. Distinct, with dark narrow leaves. Pkt. 
25 cts., Koz. 50 cts. 

Calceolaria, BodcUngton's Ferlection (See opposite page) 




~ ~^yUCL£ita/ 

Calceolaria Hybrida, Boddington's Perfection 

The herbaceous Calceolaria is an easily cultivated plant. So long 
as frost is excluded from the plants in winter they are perfectly safe, 
and to attempt to hasten growth at any time is a failure. July is the 
best month for sowing the seed. The gri at advance made in the 
habit of the strains offered is remarkable, whilst in the colors there 
is a marked improvement. Saved by England’s most famous spe- 
cialists. Monster llowersof rich and varied colors, including spotted, 
laced, blotched and self-colored varieties. Kpkt. 6o cts., pkt. $i. 


Calceolaria, Veitch’s Hardy Hybrid Golden 

GlorV beautiful for greenhouse decoration as for 

■ ' * the herbaceous border, or bedding. As a greenhouse 

plant this will be invaluable, but as a hardy herbaceous plant it will 
take a high position for its glorious coloring, golden yellow, and for 
the length of time it continues in 
bloom. Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. $1.25. 

Profusa Clibrani. Of an extremely 
light and graceful habit, bearing 
its splendid large flowers in sprays 
of rich golden yellow most pro- 
fusely and abundantly. Very pop- 
ular in Europe, t’kt. $1. 

Rngosa, Yellow. The well-known 
golden-yellow bedding variety; 
comes quite true from seed. 

Height, 12 in. Pkt. 50 cts. 

Rngosa, Mixed. Our seed 
is saved from the choicest 
strain, and includes a variety 
of rich colors. Plants can be 
raised from seed under ordi- 
nary frame or greenhouse 
treatment. Height, 12 in. 

Pkt. 50 cts. 

CALANDRINA. H. A. i ft. Pkt 

Choice mixed $0 05 

CALLIOPSIS (Coreopsis). 

.■\nnual varieties. 

Atrosanguinea. Velvety crim- 
son oz., 30C.. . 

Drnmmondii (Golden Wave). 

Yellow, with maroon center... 

oz , 30c. . . 05 

Dwarf Varieties. Fine mixed. 

oz., 30c. . . 

Tom Thumb Crimson King. 

Height, 6 to 7 in. A very com- 
pact and massive bloomer, 
forming a perfect little bush, 
covered with rich, dark crim- 
son flowers oz.,$i.. 

Tom Thumb Beauty. Similar 
to the above; color golden yel- 
low and crimson center 10 

Finest Mixed oz., 30c... 

Perennial Varieties — 

Grandiflora. Bright golden- 

yellow oz., fi . . 

Lanceolata. Golden yellow. 

oz., $2. . 

CALLIRHOE involncrata 

(Poppy Mallow). H. P. A 
showy trailing perennial, with 
bright crimson saucer-shaped 

flowers 10 

CALENDULA. H. A. i ft. 

Meteor. Double. Yellow and or 
Prince of Orange. Darker thar 

Campanula (Bellflower) H.P. 


Carpatica coelestina. J^ft. Deep blue. Summer fo 10 

“ compacta. j^ft. Blue. Summer 10 

“ alba. > 4 ft. White. Summer 10 

Glomerata (Clustered Bellflower). i) 4 ft. Deep blue. June to 

August 25 

“ alba, ij^ft. White. Summer 25 

Lunariaefolia. ij^ft. Blue. June to August 10 

Caesia. ij^ft. Light blue. June to August 10 

Media (Canterbury Bells), Double White. 3ft. White. Summer. 10 

“ Double Lavender. 3 ft. Lavender. Summer 10 

“ Double Blue. 3 ft. Blue. Summer to 

“ Double Rose. 3 ft. Rose. Summer 10 

“ Double Mixed. 3 ft. All colors. Summer 10 

“ Single Rose. 3 ft. Rose. Summer to 

“ Single Blue. 3 ft. Blue. Summer to 

“ Single White. 3 ft. White. Summer to 

Media, Single Striped. 3 ft- 

Striped. Summer to 

Media, Single Mixed. 3 ft. All 

colors. Summer to 

Caly oanthema (Cup and 
Saucer). 2 ft. Blue. Summer, to 
Calycanthema alba. 2ft. 

White. Summer 10 

Calycanthema, Bright Rose. 

2 ft. Rose. Summer 10 

Persicifolia grandiflora. 3 ft. 

Blue. June and July 25 

Persicifolia grandiflora alba. 

4 ft. White. June and July. 25 
Persicifolia grandiflora 
Moerheimii. 3 ft. Double 

white. June and July 50 

Pyramidaiis (Chimney Bell- 
flower). $14 ft. Blue. Late 

summer 10 

Pyramidaiis alba. 3K ft. 
White. Late summer to 


Calendulas (in variety) 



Pongei. Double white flowers 

Pure Gold. Double extra large golden yellow flowers. Beautiful sulphur-yellow flowers ... 
Lemon Queen (new). Large-flowered ; deep sulphur 


Trianon (The Royal Marigold). Bright sulphur-yellow, 
with dark brown center 

CASSIA Marylandica (American Senna). H.P. 3 to 
4 ft. Large panicles of yellow pea-shaped blossoms . . 10 
laevigata (Wild Senna). H.P. Height $'A feet, 
yellow 10 


$0 23 
















It will prove a valuable addition 
to the ever-popular Canterbury 
Bells, which render such valuable 
service for cutting, groups and gen- 
eral decoration. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 forjSi. 


A selection of Canterbury Bells of 
regular pyramidal growth, with up- 
right flowers. The range of colors is 
rich and varied ; very suitable for 
pot culture. Choicest mixture. Pkt. 
25 cts., 5 for $1. 


Distinct from the older form, the 
plants being dwarfer and the flowers 

Blue. Deep blue flowers of great 
substance. Pkt. 25 cts. 

White. The compact habit of the 
preceding, with pure white flowers. 
Pkt. 25 cts. 

CAMPANULA Attica. H.A. Remains in bloom for a con- Pkt. 

siderable period. Flowers violet; height 6 inches 

... 5 pkts. $i . .Jjo 25 

fragilis. H.H.P. Of trailing habit and makes very useful 
plants for hanging baskets, as they bloom continuously. 
Flowers light blue 3 pkts. $1. . 35 

CELSIA arcturus. H.H.P. 18 in. Clear j'ellow flowers with 
purple anthers Very effective as a conservatory pot plant. 
Remains in flower the whole season 50 

CATANANCHE coerulea (Cupid’s Dart). H.P. 2 ft. Blue. 

July and August 10 

CERASTIUM tomentosum (Snow in Summer). H.P 25 

CEPHALARIA alpina (Round Head). H P. 6 ft. Sulphur- 
yellow. July and August 10 


20 Arthur T. Boddington, 342 West 14th St.. New York City 

Boddington’s Improved Marguerite 
Carnations h.h.p. 

The earliest of all Carnations, hlooming in July or August if sown 
in spring, anti continuing until frost Keing half-liardy perennials, a 
slignt protection of coarse straw or pine houghs will preserve them i 
during winter aiui they will flower profusely the next summer, or 
they may be potted to bloom during winter in the house. The flowers 
are large, about 8o per cent usually coming double. 
the ease with which this fine Carnation can be lloweretl as an 
annual it has attained a popular position, and will continue 
to hold a foremost place in the garden. The beautiful double- 
fringed flowers make a brilliant display of attractive coloring 
in the open, and they are greatly prized for border or table 
decoration. Our strain produces an unusually high percent- 
age of doubles. 1 leight, i8 in. Mixedcolors $035 

Campanula Media (Canterbury Bells) 

Candytuft (Iberis) h.a. 


ERED. Large pure white spiral spikes |o 35 

Empress, i it. Pure white pyramidal to So 50 

White Rocket. Large trusses 05 30 

Umbellata albida. Creamy white 05 30 

“ carnea. i ft. Flesh-colored 05 40 

“ lilacina. i ft. Lilac 05 25 

“ oarminea. 1 ft. Bright carmine 05 40 

“ Queen of Italy. Light lilac; very free-flow- 
ering 10 50 

“ Rose Cardinal. \’ery rich striking color; 

quite distinct; deep rosy cardinal 15 i 50 

“ Boddington’s Large-flowered Hybrids. 

(Dwarf.) An excellent strain for all pur- 
poses. Plant forms a bush, dwarf and very 
compact, bearing four to five times as many 

flowers as the type, and much larger to i 00 

Sempervirens. Perennial, i ft. White 10 

Gibraltarica hybrida. H.P. Hardy white Candytuft . . 10 

Carnations, continued 

GUERITE. The only pure white Carnation coming true 
from seed. It is an extjuisitc sweet-scented double-fringed 
flower, invaluable for bedding or indoor decoration. Over 90 
per cent of the plants produce double flowers $0 75 



This race of Carnations has universally pleased our customers. 
The great merit of thi- strain is that it pioduces an admirable form 
of extpiisitelyscented flowers within six months from the date of sow- 
ing; hence it is to grow the best Carnations as annuals, saving 
all the trouble of wintering the plants. A succession of these popu- 
lar flowers can be maintained after the perennial varieties have gone 
out of bloom. The colors include Fancy, Self, Bizarre and Yellow 
Grounds. Mixed colors, J 4 pkt. 75 cts., pkt. $1.25. 

Cbabaud Perpetual. Double. Blooms in seven months. Pkt. 

Mixed, red, white and yellow |o 25 

Riviera Market. A very fine perpetual strain. Early; fine large 

double flowers 50 

Choice Mixed. Saved from one of the finest collections 25 

Carnations, Hardy. Sec Dianthus. 

Celosia (Cockscomb) h.h.a. 

Crimson Exhibition. Seed selected from prize flowers and Pkt. 
enormous combs Hoz., $5. .$0 50 | 

Orange I Specially selected from! 50 

Scarlet | prize flowers 1 50 

Amaranth J ( 50 

Glasgow Prize, i ft. Dark leaves and crimson comb 25 

Finest Dwarf Mixed 10 


Pride of Castle Gould. This grand mixture is a great im- 
■ - . ^ provement on Thompsonii, and is 

now very popular with profe.ssional and amateur gardeners alike. 
Contains only the most desirable shades and is, without doubt, the 
most beautiful Celosia extant. Pkt. 25 cts,, 5 pkts. Ji. 

Celosia Thompsonii magnifica. Crimson $0 25 

“ “ “ Pink 25 

“ “ “ Purple 25 

“ “ “ Golden yellow .... 25 

“ “ “ Superb mixture... 15 

53 00 
3 00 I 

3 00 I 

3 00 I 

I 50 I 





Gentaurea h.h.p. and h.a. 

Candidissima (Dusty Miller), i ft. For borders or Pkt. Oi. 

edgings Hoz., $i..$o 20 

Gymnocarpa. Taller than the above 10 jfo 80 

Odorata, Chameleon. Yellow and rose; very fragrant. 10 2 00 

Margaritae. ft. Flowers 214 inches across, of the 

purest white and delightfully scented A garden treasure. 10 i 00 

Suaveolens (Yellow Sweet Sultan/ 10 60 

Montana, Blue. H.P. 2 ft. Summe;' 10 

“ alba. H.P. 2 ft. White 10 

■ CYAN US (Blue Cornflower. or Bachelor’s Button) 

Pkt. Oz. 

Emperor William. ft. Dark blue $005 $025 

Cyanns alba (White Cornflower). H.A 05 25 

“ rosea ( Pink Cornflower) 05 25 

“ Finest Mixture 05 25 

“ flore pleno. Double Blue 10 75 

“ flore pleno. Finest Double Mixed, All Colors 10 50 


( Centaurea Imperialis) H.A. 

This new Centaurea represents the best that has been produced 
in these beautiful summer-blooming plants. The bushes are about 
4 feet high, and are covered with large, beautiful flowers of the form 
and fragrance of Centaurea Margaritce. The flowers will keep for 
over a week in water if cut just when they are about to open. It is 
of easiest culture. If a package is sown every two or three weeks 
until July, a constant succession of bloom can be had throughout 
the whole summer and fall. This is one of the best of the hardy cut- 
flowers, and they.are forced very extensively under glass by florists. 
GIGANTEA, Boddington’s Giant Hybrids. Choicest Mix- 
ture. Pkt. 10 cts., }ioz. 35 cts. 

Boddiagton’s Pure White. 

One of the best white flowers 
for cutting; extremely large, 
sweet and beautiful. 

Armida. Very delicate color ; 

pink with white tinge. 
Iphigenia. Delicate rose-lilac, 
white center. 

Favorita. Brilliant rose. 

Graziosa. Intense dark lilac. 

LUacina. Lilac ; very distinct. 

Purpurea. Brilliant purple- 

Rosea. Deep rose. 

Splendens. Brilliant dark 

Variabilis. White, marked 
purple, fading to rose. 

Collection of above 10 varieties, 90 cts. Any of above kinds, pkt. 
10 cts., J^oz. 35 cts. 


Magnificent flowers of brilliant color; for table decoration. 

THE BRIDESMAID. Lemon-yellow. Pkt. 25 cts., Koz. for $1. 
HONEYMOON. Golden yellow. Pkt. 25 cts., 14 oz. for$i. 

THE BRIDE. Pure white. Pkt. 25 cts., }(oz. for$i. 

THE BRIDEGROOM. Heliotrope. Pkt. 25 cts., J^oz. for$i. 

Collection of above 4 varieties for 75 cts. 
CENTAUREA Americana. A most showy hardy annual. Flow- 
ers often measure 4 inches in diameter; color rosy lilac. 2K 
feet. June to September. Pkt. 10 cts., Koz. 30 cts. Pkt. 

Americana alba. White. 2 ft $025 

CHELONE (Turtle-Head). H.P. 

Barbata coccinea. 3 ft. Red. Summer 10 

“ Torreyi. 3 ft. Coral-red. Summer 10 

Lyonii. aft. Deep red. Late summer 10 

Ch ry santhemum 



Tricolor, H.A., Burridgeanum. Crimson-maroon, with 

edge and center $0 05 

“ “ Eclipse. Golden bronze 05 

“ “ Single Mixed Colors 05 

“ “ Double Fringed, Improved Hybrids 

Mixed 05 

Inodornm (Bridal Robe). H.P. Pure white, extra 
double, compact, fine foliage; splendid for cutting... 

5 pkts. for $1.. 25 

Frutescens Comtesse de Chambord (Marguerite, or 

Paris Daisy). G.P 10 

maximum (Moonpenny Daisy). H.P. 

“ Alaska. Improved Shasta Daisy. 3 ft. White.. $010 

“ Shasta, il^ft. White. Summer 10 

“ Princess Henry. 1 5^ ft. White. Summer 10 

“ Triumph. 1 5^ ft. Blossoms pure white, with yellow 

centers, borne on long stems ; fine for cutting 10 

“ King Edward VII. 2 ft. Glistening white. 

Summer 15 

“ Semi-plenum. 2 ft. Semi-double 25 

$0 40 



Types of Cornflower (Cyanus in var.) 


Very dwarf and compact. 15 inches in height covered with beau- 
tiful double well-formed flowers of a rich primrose color well adapted 
either for borders or pot culture. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 


Height about 12 to 15 inches. The flowers are well formed and 
lasting, pure white, with a zone of clear bright yellow overlaid with 
silver. Pkt. 15 cts., 4 pkts. 50 cts. 


The Early Singles have cjuickly gained in popularity. They are to 
be seen in all parts of England and will certainly become popular 
here. One of the most interesting features in gardening is raising new 
seedlings, and, with these singles, the bulk will turn out to be the 
most pleasing color, good habits, no two alike, and every one fit for 
a place in the garden. The seed is procured by us from Wells, the 
great Chrysanthemum specialist, of England. Splendid mixture, 
pkts. 25 cts. and 50 cts. Directions. — Sow end of February, or 
early in March, in pots or boxes, in a frame or greenhouse, prick off 
when ready, and treat exactly 'the same as Ten Weeks Stocks or 
Asters, planting them in the open the first week in May. 


The flowers of this giant-flowering Chrysanthemum carinatum 
album measure nearly 3K inches across. The robust plants are 18 
inches in height and make a grand display. The glowing white of 
the petals, changing to the center into a soft yellow, shows up strik- 

ingly against the black disc. Pkt. 15 cts., 4 pkts. 50 cts. 
quilled and twisted. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

CLEMATIS (Virgin’s Bower). H.P. Rapid climbers. ~ . Pkt. 

Flammula. White |o 10 

Paniculata. An old favorite, with pure white, fragrant flowers ; 

very hardy oz., $1.. 10 

Coccinea. 6 ft. Scarlet. Summer lo 

Crispa. 6 ft. Purple. Summer 10 

Davidiana. 5 ft. Lilac. Summer oz.,%2.. 15 

22 Arthur T. Boddington , 3-42 West 14th St.. New Vbrk City 

Cineraria stellata 

Clark ia H.A. 


Sutton’s Carnation-flaked Fink, i ft. Long .spikes of 
pale pink Howers, effectively splashed and blotched with 

crimson Klegant as a pot-plant So 25 

Finest Mixed oz., 25c... o.s 

COBAEA scandens. H.P. Blue oz., 75c... 10 

Alba. Wliite oz., ?2. z.s 

COREOPSIS grandiflora. H.P. 2 ft. Ricli yellow oz . Si . . 10 
Lanceolata. 2 ft. Yellow. Summer oz.,Sz.. 10 

CLEROOENDRON Fallax. G.P. Handsome, erect grow- 
ing greenhouse plant ; large spikes of tiery scarlet blooms. 75 
hybrids of the well-known Cleonie gigautea from South 
America. The plants vary in color from pure white to lilac, 
pink and purple. Sown during the early spring, these 

new hybrids reach nearly 6 ft 5 pkts., St . . 25 

CLEOME pangens (Giant Spider Flower). Singular-look 
ing rose-colored flowers; the stamens look like spiders’ 
legs, and present a very attractive appearance : annual. 

3 ft. This plant is now used extensively in many of the 

public parks, planted among shrubbery 10 

Spider plant). H.A. This beautiful novelty we are sure 
will become a most popular garden plant. It is graceful, 
showy, and Howers from June until frost. The plant grows 
fully 4 feet in height, branches freely and bears splendid 
white flowers of a pearly white. The best effect is pro- 
duced when planted between scarlet or pink zinnias 25 

BOW HYBRIDS. Saved from one of the finest Euro- 
pean collections. Pkt. 50 cts. 

FLOWERING COSMOS. H.A. Our own introduc- 
tion. This gigantic Cosmos has succeeded and been ad- 
mired everywhere. It is of extraordinary size and beauty. 
Size of flower, 4 to 5 inches in diameter, which is about 
three times larger than the ordinary Cosmos. Color a 
delightful shell-pink lighting up beautifully at night. I’kt. 
to cts., 5^oz. $1, oz. {3. Pkt. Oz. 

Extra-Early Flowering Dawn. White, tinged pink. So 10 $2 00 

Early-Flowering Dawn, Mixed 10 i 50 

Mammoth Perfection, Pink 10 50 

“ “ White 10 50 

“ “ Crimson 10 50 

“ " Mixed 10 50 

Klondyke. Orange-colored 10 2 00 

Bocidington^s Matchless Cinerarias 

In the culture of the Cineraria the one mistake so often made is that 
of sowing the seed too simn. The plants thus raised, more often than 
not, make a rank growth; this is not in any sense desirable. By sow- 
ing in May nnd June, plants large enough for all decorative purposes 
can be had. In after-treatment the aim should be to secure as hard a i 
growth as possible. Sturdy plants with leaves of medium size are best. 
Large flowers with narrow relied petalsradiatingfroma small center. 

An agreeable variation from the full florists’ flower, and the strain 
has been much admired. J4i>kt. 60 cts., pkt. $1. 

Boddington’s Matchless Brilliant Scarlet. This variety intro- 
duces a new color, surpassing all the brilliant shades hitherto known 
among Cinerarias. Mpkt. 60 cts., pkt. 

Boddington’s Matchless White. Lovely single pure white. Mpkt. 

60 cts., )>kt. Si. 

Boddington’s Matchless Bine. Kpkt 60 cts., pkt. Si. 
Boddington’s Matchless Blue and White. V'ery attractive large 
broad-petaled blue flowers, center white. !4pkt. 60 cts., pkt. Si. 
Boddington’s Matchless Pink and Light Blue Shades. This 
charming combination of pale blue and delicate pink will be greatly 
appreciated. Mixed, J4pkt. 6octs. pkt. Si. 

Boddington’s Matchless Red and White. The center of each 
flower is white surrounded by a well-defined red ring of rich coloring 
from crimson to light pink. Mpkt. 60 cts., pkt. Si- 
of the three most famous English strains, which I can recommend to 
those wishing to grow the best. Tall, Mpkt. 60 cts., pkt. S' ; 
Dwarf, Jipkt. 60 cts., pkt. Si. 

CINERARIA STELLATA (Star-flowering Cineraria). Tall-grow- 
ing ; excellent as a single specimen for table decoration, or for group- 
ing with splendid effect in corridors and conservatories. Hpkt. 60 
cts., pkt. Si- 

Cineraria maritima (Dusty Miller). H.H.P. Very useful for bed- 
ding or edging. ij^ft. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 75 cts. 

H.H.P. This variety is a much improved type of Cineraria mari- I 
lima candidissima, with pure white leaves, which are extremely ser- 
rated and eiiual in color to Cenlaurea candidissima. This variety | 
is unexcelled for bedding purposes. Pkt. 10 cts., y^oz. 50 cts. 

Cotmos, hoddington’i Lady Lenox 

BODDINGTON’S '^yUa£l{yi/ 




Boddington's Gigantic Cyclamen 

The seed of Cyclamen is often sown too early in the year; from 
the middle of August to the end of September is the best time. The 
seedlings should be grown on to the flower- 
ing stage without any check whatever. When 
grown cool, the results are most satisfactory. 

Biiddington’s Gigantic Cyclamen are un- 
equaled for size and quality of bloom. A 
magnificent strain of Cyclamen with flowers 
of extraordinary size and substance. 

Gigantic White Butterfly. Pure white; 
immense flowers. 

Gigantic Snowflake. The largest of all 
white Cyclamen. 

Gigantic Cherry-Red. Most brilliant and 

Gigantic Rose. Immense flowers of a 
pleasing shade of light rose. 

Gigantic Pink. Exquisite shade of soft 

Gigantic Crimson. Most striking color ; 
under artificial light appears to be almost 

Gigantic Crimson and White. A magnif- 
icent flower of the largest type. 

Gigantic Syringa - Blue. A charming 

Gigantic Lilac. A very pleasing color, 
lighting up well at night. 

Any of the above varieties, pkt. 50 ots., 100 
seeds S2. Collection of 9 varieties as above 
one packet each, $4. 

Gigantic Mixed. A mixture of all the above varieties in proper 
proportion. Pkt. 50 cts., 100 seeds $2. 

PRINCESS MAY. A very pretty tj’pe of Cyclamen. Color pink, 
with suffused blotches of crimson at base of petals. Pkt. 50 cts., 
too seeds $2.25. 

SALMON QUEEN. Undoubtedly the most distinct and beautiful 
salmon color found in Cyclamen. Pkt. 50 cts., 100 seeds $2.25. 
Salmonium splendens. Fine salmon- 
pink variety; large flowers. Pkt. 50c., 

100 seeds $2.25. 

Rococo. The flowers, which are beauti- 
fully fringed, measure 5 inches in 
diameter. Pkt. 50 cts., 100 seeds $2.25. 

Bnsh Hill Pioneer. A beautiful new 
feathered Cyclamen in various colors. 

Pkt. 50 cts., 100 seeds $2.25. 

Six Grand >Jovelty 

Peach Blossom. An exceptionall3' hand- 
some variety of an intense rose color. 

Pkt. 50 cts. 

Purple King. The best of all crimson 
varieties and strikingly beautiful. Pkt. 

50 cts. 

Phoenix. Bright cherrv-crimson flowers, 
freely produced. Pkt. 50 cts. 

Rose of Marienthal. Soft shell-pink ; 

a very pretty variety. Pkt. 50 cts. 

Salmon King. One of the finest salmon 
varieties. Pkt. 50 cts. 

Vulcan. The rich crimson color is very' 
striking and contrasts admirably with 
the pure white of Butterfly. Pkt. 50c. 

Collection of the preceding 6 Novelty 
Cyclamen for $2.60 


A fragrant Cyclamen has been quite beyond expectation, never- 
theless we have in this splendid novelty a variety having a particu- 
larly pleasant odor resenibling that of the Honey Locust, or of the 
Lily-oLthe-Valley. The plant is of good 
habit, vigorous growth and very free-flower- 
ing. The fragrant flowers are borne on stout, 
erect stems rising well above the foliage, and 
they are usually double. The colors are pink, 
flesh-pink with carmine base and white. Pkt. 
50 cts. 

CHELONELyonl (Shell-flower). H. P. Pkt. 

Heads of deep red flowers $0 10 

COLLINSIA. H.A. i ft. Finest mixed 

varieties 05 

CONVOLVULUS (Morning-Glory). 
H.A. Pkt. Oz 

Dwarf Varieties. Finest 

mixed $0 05 $0 25 

Tall Varieties. Finest 

mixed 05 15 

Imperial Japanese. Choice 

mixed 10 35 

Imperial Pigmy. The new 
dwarf Japanese Moonflower. 

An excellent variety' for bed- 
ding; grand variety of color. 

Mixed 05 25 

Imperial Fringed. Grand 
Showing climbing Japanese Imperial 

habit of Fringed Morning-Glories. 

plant 25 

Mauritamcus. H.P. A beautiful Pkt. 
trailing plant; for baskets, etc.; 
blue flowers Koz., 5oc...jfo 10 

CORNFLOWER. See Centaurea. 

COWSLIP. H.P. A favorite for the spring garden. Finest 

mixed colors jq 

For other varieties see Polyanthus, page 

CUPHEA platycentra (Cigar Plant). H.H.P. Scarlet and 

purple 25 

CYPRESS VINE {Ipomosa Qt/amo- 
cht). H.A. A very graceful, beau- 
tiful climber. Finest mixed colors. 

oz. 30c.. . 05 

Cyperus AlternifoHus 

A graceful ornamental foliage plant 

with deep shining green fronds, resemb- 
ling a miniature palm. Height, 2 ft. Pkt. 

25 cts. 

Cyperus alternifolins variegatus. 

A beautiful variegated form of the 
above. Height, 2 ft. Pkt. 25 cts. 

DAHLIA. H.H.P. Pkt. Oz. 

Finest Double Mixed ... |o 10 $i 50 

Cactus. Mixed 10 2 00 

Dwarf Single. Fine strain. 10 75 

20th Century. Beautiful 
single Dahlia. Flowers 3K 
to 7 inches across; colors 
deep crimson and pure 
white 25 

Boddington’s Gigantic 
Cyclamen are famous. 

Delphinium, Erskine Park Hybrids (see page 25) 

Our list of Dahlias, Roots 
and Plants, in the bulb por- 
tion, are thoroughly up-to- 
date. We make a specialty 
of Dahlias. 

Arthvir T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 

Dianthus, or Pinks h.a. and h.p. 

Pkt. Oz. 

Chinensis (Chinese Pink). Double mixed colors So 05 So 40 

Single, Finest Mixed 05 40 

Heddewigd, Single — 

Eastern Queen. Extra select ; striped rose. . ) 4 oz., 50c. . 10 


A beautiful single variety with intense orange-scarlet flowers, a 
most brilliant color and a grand acquisition to this class of plants. 
Pkt. 10 cts., Koz. 50 cts. 

Crimson Belle. Brilliant crimson J^oz.,50c.. 10 ! 

The Bride. Very dwarf and compact ; pure white, crim- 1 

son eye; large Bower J4oz.,5oc. .. 10 | 

Mixed 10 75 j 

Heddewigi, Double — 


A grand new double white summer pink; large flowers. One of the 
best introductions of the season. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

Fireball. Scarlet 25 

Snowball. Large double 

white; clove-scented; fine Pkt. Oz. 

for cutting J^oz., 25c. . -So 15 

Mixed 10 So 75 

Diadematus fl. pi. Choicest 

Mixed to i 00 

Laciniatus, Single Mixed 05 60 

“ Double Mixed .. . 10 i 25 
Impcrialis (Double Im- 
perial Pink) 05 50 


Barbatus (Sweet William). See 
page 64. 

Plumarius (Pheasant’s Eye). Double 

mixed }<oz., 50c. . .$0 10 

Plumarius Scoticus (Scotch Pink). 

Double 25 

Plumarius semperflorens (Perpetual 

Pink) Jioz.,50c... 10 

Latifolius H.P. 

A hybrid between the China Pink and 
Sweet William. The heads of brilliant 
red flowers are quite double. Will 
flower the first season from seed 25 

See, also, Finks, page 38, and 
Carnations, page 20 


The plants, showing the same distinct 
foliage in the sowing bed as that of the 
single-flowering strain, attain a height of 
from 12 to 15 inches and produce their 
large, beautiful double flowers, of about 3 
to 4 inches in diameter, on stifi, upright 
stems. The petals of the flowers are verv 
deeply cut or fringed in the most wonder- 
ful form. Their colors are very rich and 
varied, ranging in all shades from pure 
white and white with pink or red zones to 
rose, and all intermediate colorings to dark 
purplish red including fine striped varie- 
ties. Pkt. 2,s cts., ,s pkts. for Si. 

Digitalis gloxinieeflora alba (See page 24 ) 


The plants grow from 12 to 15 inches 
in height and produce their large, lovely 
flowers of about 3 to 4 inches in diameter 
on stiff, upright stems. The petals of the 
flowers are very deeply cut into fine strips 
of thread-like fringes for one-third or nearly 
one-half their length. The fringes are turned 
and twisted in all directions. There are all 
shades of color, from pure white and white 
with pink or red zones to rose and deep 
purplish red. They furnish excellent ma- 
terial for bouquets. I’seful either in beds 
by themselves or in mixeti flower liorders. 
Blooms all summer. Pkt. 10 cts., J 4 oz. 35c. 

SALMON QUEEN. Delic.ate salmon- 
red. Pkt. locts., Vfoz. 50 cts. 

SALMON QUEEN, Double. A splendid 
double variety of the above. Pkt. 25 cts., 
yioz. 50 cts. 


A very fine, pure white variety. The 
purest and largest-flowered white Dianthus. 
.Should prove one of the finest cut-flower 
varieties. Pkt. 25 cts., Hoz. Si. 

DATURA (Trumpet Flower). II. H.. A. 3ft. 
Cornucopia. White and Pkt. Oz. 

purple So 10 Si 00 

DICTAMNUS (Gas Plant, or 
Burning Bush). H P. 

Fraxlnella. 2 ft. Pink. June 

and July 10 50 

Fraxlnella alba. 2'^ ft. 

White. June and July 10 1 00 


The Cheddir Pink 

A beautiful little species with bright rosy 
pink flowers. Pkt. 75 cts., 3 for $2. 



Delphinium h.p. 

(Perennial Larkspur) 

Pkt. Oz. 

Elatum hybrldum (Bee Larkspur), 5 ft. Blue $0 10 $1 00 

Elatum coelestinum. 3 ft. Light blue. Midsummer... 10 i 50 

Formosum. 2 ft. Dark blue, white eye 10 i 00 

Formosnm coelestinum hybridum. Light blue 

Koz., $i . . 25 

Nudicanle. iK ft. Orange-scarlet Koz.,$i.50.. 25 

Cbinense. Light blue 10 75 

“ album. White 10 75 

Zalil. Sulphur-yellow 25 

type. A charming variety. Color dark blue, forming a 
compact free-flowering bush about 15 inches in height. . 

%oz., 50 cts. . . 10 


Beautiful hybrids of D. formosum and D. nudicaule, containing 
all the most beautiful shades fron- light lavender to deepest blue. 
The Delphiniums are among the most statelj' of perennials, with their, 
tall, graceful spikes of showy blue flowers. The seed is saved speci- 
ally for us, and we can recommend it as containing some of the 
grandest types ever introduced. I'kt. 25c., 5 pkts. for $1, Koz. $1.50 

Digitalis (Foxglove) H.P. 3 ft. 

Handsome plants, especially adapted for shrubberies, 

Gloxiniaeflora alba. White. Summer $o lo $i 25 

“ lilacina. Lilac. Summer 10 i 25 

“ purpurea. Purple. Summer 10 i 25 

“ rosea. Rose. Summer 10 i 25 

“ lutea. Yellow. Summer 10 1 25 

“ Finest Mixed Colors 1 10 60 

Maculata Iveryana. Lovely spotted varieties. Summer 10 i 00 
Monstrosa, Mixed (Mammoth Foxglove). All colors. 

This is different from Gloxinioides by having an immense 

flower at the top of the flower-spike 10 i 50 

DODECATHEON Meadia (American Cowslip). H.P. 

I ft. Reddish purple. June 25 

DOLICHOS Lablab ( Hyacinth Bean). T.A. Rapid-grow- 
ing climbers; purple and white flowers. Mixed 05 25 

DRACAENA australis. G.P. Broad foliage 25 

Indivisa. Long, slender leaves 10 50 

ECHINACEA purpurea. See Rudbeckia. 

Eschscholtzia (California Poppy) H.A. i ft. 

Conspicuous for their profusion of bloom and bright colors. 

Pkt. Oz. 

Alba. Creamy white $005 $040 

Burbank’s Crimson. A very handsome crimson variety 05 75 

Californica, Giant. Yellow Klb.,75c.. 05 30 

Golden West. A very beautiful and popular variety. 

Color golden yellow 10 50 

Californica caniculata rosea. Most beautifully fluted 
and frilled; of a bright rosy blush shade. A profuse 
bloomer, and one of the most striking Eschscholtzias... 10 75 

Californica caniculata, Sulphur-Yellow and Pure 

White. H. A Each, 3 pkts. for 25 cts. . . 10 

Finest Mixed, all varieties lb. 75c.. 05 30 


A beautiful rose-colored variety, in many instances as intense on 
the inside as on the outer petals, which gives it an altogether novel 
and bright effect. The habit is all that could be desired. Pkt. 25 
etc., 5 pkts. for Si, Pkt. 

ESCHSCHOLTZIA9 Mikado. H.A. Color is orange-crim- 
son suffused with deep crimson 2 pkts. for 25c. .$o 15 

Diana. H.A. Color is rosy white, while the petals are fluted 
in a novel manner, giving the flower quite a fantastic and at- 
tractive appearance 2 pkts. for 25c.. 15 

Boddington’s Double Orange. H.A. Color deep yellow 

suffused with crimson. Flowers are quite double 

2 pkts. for 25c. . 15 

Dainty Queen. H.A. Color is a tender blush or pale coral- 
pink, slightly deeper toward the edges, with a groundwork 

of delicate cream 2 pkts. for 25c.. 15 

The above collection of 4 varieties of Eschscholtzias for 50 cts. 

ERIGERON aurantiacns hybridus (Double Orange Pkt. Jfoz. 

Daisy). H.P. i ft. Orange. Early summer $0 10 ^ 75 

Speciosus. Mauve-yellow center oz., 75c.. 10 

Caucasicns. Pale violet 10 75 

Eschscholtzia, Boddington’s Carmine King 

Pkt. }(oz 

Erigeron Coulterii. Large white, with yellow disc, 

petals very finely cut $0 10 $0 50 

Glaucus. Lavender-blue oz., 75c.. 10 

Hybridus roseus. i ft. Very showy rosy pink 25 i 00 

ERYNGIUM ametbystinum (Sea Holly). H.P. 3 ft. 

Amethyst. Summer 10 75 

EUPATORIUM ageratoides (Thoroughwort). H P. 3 to Pkt. 

4 ft. White. Augnst and September $0 10 

Coelestinum. 2 ft. Blue. Late summer 10 

Fraseri. i ft. W’hite. Late summer lo 

EUCALYPTUS globulus (Blue Gum). G.S lo 

Filicifolia. Fern-leaved variety 50- 

EUPHORBIA beteropbylla (Mexican Fire Plant). H.A. 
Splendid scarlet poin.settia-like annual 15 

Exacum H.A. 


Affine. A dwarf, showy half-hardy annual for pot culture with 

clusters of fragrant lilac flowers $0 50 

Macrantbum. The flowers are 2 inches in diameter and of a 

deep rich purple color. Height, iK feet 73 

FERN SPORES, or SEEDS. Saved by a reliable Fern 

specialist. In the leading varieties 25 

FEVERFEW. See Matricaria. 

FICUS elastica (Indian Rubber Plant). G.S... 25 seeds, 

FRASERA speciosa. H.P. 3 ft. Bluish. Summer 10 

FUCHSIA, Single Varieties. G.S. Splendid mixture 50 

Double Varieties 50 

Choicest Mixture 50 


Arthur T. Bodding'ton , 342 West 

1-4 th St.. New Vbrk. City 


The individual 
Oaillardia, Aonual in Variety flowers, 2 to 2'A 

inches across, are of 
the most brilliant 

deep oranjje-scarlet with large black spots at the base of the 
petals, a striking and very ricli coloring. Foliage glancous-green. 
On account of the slow germination of the seed, spring sowings 
should not be made later than in Febrnarv nr beginning of March; 
autumn sowings always succeed better. Pkt. 25 cts. 
GLAUCIUM, Sutton’s Scarlet ( Horned Poppy). U.A. Pkt. 
Height 2 feet. Quite the brightest color of all tlie Horned 
Poppies. The large (lowers are of a brilliant orange- 
scarlet , succeeds well as an annual, but an autumn sow- 

ing gives the finest specimens So 50 

GALEGA (Goat's Rue). H P. t ft Early summer. 

Officinalis. Blue 10 

“ alba. White to 

“ rosea. Rose 10 

GLOBE AMARANTH (Gomphrcna). II. A. 2 ft. Very 
showy everlasting. Pkt. Oz. 

Orange So o.s So 30 

Purple 05 25 

Red 05 25 

White 05 25 

Finest Mixed Colors 05 25 

GERANIUM sanguineum (Lady Pelargonium). II. P. Pkt. 

2 ft. Deep pink. P'arlysummer So 10 

Odoratissima. (PS. Apple-scented Geranium 25 

Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) 

One of the most useful and desirable annuals and perennials for decorative 
and cut-tlower purposes. Pkt. 

Amblyodon. H..A. Rich blood-red. Very effective oz. 40C...S0 to 

Picta Lorenziana. II. A. Double mixed oz. 40c... to 

Kermesina splendens. H.P. Center rich crimson, yellow Ixtrder 15 

Suipburea oculata. H.P. Pale yellow, bright maroon eye to 

Grandiflora maxima. H.P. 3 ft oz.,7SC... to 

Finest Mixed. H P " 8oc... 10 

Boddington’s Choicest Grandiflora Hybrids Mixed. H.P. Saved by a 

specialist from named varieties 5 pkts. for Si • • 25 

GAURA Lindheimeri. H P. .Agraceful perennial 3 to 4 ft. high, bearing numer- 
ous sj-ikes of rosy white flowers from July till frost. This plant is largely used 
throughout Europe for interspersing in bedsof begonias, geraniums, etc., giving 

an air of grace to what would otherwise be stiff and formal oz., 30c... 05 

GILIA coronopifolia. H U B. The extremely brilliant scarlet flowers are 
borne successively in great profusion, and buds and flowers are always ap- 
pearing from the top to the bottom of the flower-spike, remindfng one more of 
four or five sjukes of the Lobelia cardinalis being bound together and flower- 
ing at one and the same time 5 pkts. for St • ■ 25 


Francoa ramosa (Bridal Wreath) G.P. 

Beautiful decorative plant, which is of the easiest possible greennouse culture. During 
the summer months it produces a large number of elegant sprays of pure 
while flowers. Excellent for cutting. Height 2H ft. Pkt. 25 cts. Pkt. 

FRANCOA glabrata. H.Il.P. The flowers arc of the purest snow- 
white, are very freely produced on large-branched spikes 

FUNKIA ( Plantain Lily). H.P. 2 ft. Summer. I 35 

Albo marginata. White 10 

Coerulea. Blue ic 

Cordata aureo-variegata. White to 

Ovata. Blue ... 10 

Sieboldil hybrida. White to 


are Famous in the 
Gardens of America 

Oypsophila elegans (see page 27) 





Gloxinia, Boddington’s 
Large-flowered, Striped 
and Marbled 

The ground color of the large, erect 
and widely opened flowers is a velvety 
purple-crimson, with a rosy white 
throat. Pkt. 75 cts., 3 pkts. for $2. 

Gloxinia, Regina hybrida 

1'’*^ flowers appear 

1 mostly in blue and lilac, but 

rose and red shades are also found 
among them. The characteristic feat- 
ure of the Gloxinia regina consists of 
its incomparably beautiful foliage. 

; 5 pkt. 60 cts., pkt. $1. 

For Gloxinia bulbs, see bulb portion of 


This seed, which is saved from the 
finest Erecta and Superba types by a 
noted grower of Gloxinias, contains 
some of the most wonderful self-colored 
and spotted varieties. Mpkt. 60 cts., 
pkt. $1. 

GERBERA Jamesoni (Transvaal 
Daisy). H.P. The scarlet Mar- 
guerite. Very distinct ; fine either for 
outdoor or indoor cultivation. Pkt. 

(containing 25 seeds) 50 cts. 

Gerbera Jamesoni hybrida. 

by Mr. Lynch, curator of the Botanic Gardens, at Cambridge, Eng- 
land, by hybridizing the Gerbera Jamesoni, from the Transvaal, 
with G. viridifolia, and then recrossing the progeny. Mr. Lynch 
added to the brilliant orange-scarlet of the type a series of fine new 
colors, including pure yellow, orange, salmon, rose, cerise and 
ruby-red to violet. This variety is somewhat hardier than the parent 
form. When sowing, it is recommended to place each seed with 
the pointed end upward, just above the surface of the soil. Pkt. 
(containing 25 seeds) yscts., 3 pkts. for $2. 

GESNERA, Boddington’s Hybrids. 

Valuable plants for the stove or warm 
greenhouse; easily raised from seed, 
which flower the first season. Treat- 
ment same as gloxinias. Pkt.jfi . 

GENTIANA acaulis. H P. 

Early spring-flowering Alpine 
plant. Winter the plants un- 
der glass the first season. The 
flowers are of an intense blue 
color. Height, 6 in. Pkt. 15c. 

GODETIA, Finest Misd:are. H.A. 

It. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

GYPSOPHILA. H.A. I’A ft. Free- 
flowering annuals, known as Baby’s 
Breath. Useful for bouquets. 

Elegans. H.A. White and-pink flow- 
ers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Elegans carminea. ( Novelty, ’09. ) 

H..^. A splendid carmine-rose variety 
much brighter than Gypsophila ele- 
gans rosea. The plants grow about 
10 to 12 inches in height and are im- 
mensely (ree flowering, set with small 
bright carmine-rose blooms. Pkt. 

25 cts., 5 pkts. for Ji. 

Elegans grandiflora alba. H .A. A 
grand variety. Flowers large and 
pure white. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $1. 

Elegans grandiflora rosea. H.A. 

Delicate rose. Pkt. to cts., oz. ft. 

Muralis. H.A. Red. Pkt. 5c., oz. 50c. 

Acutifolia. H.P. White. Jul3‘. Pkt. 5c. 

Paniculata. H.P. White flowers: the 
best sort. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 75 cts. H.P. Double white. 

18 in. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

Repens. H.P. 1 ft. Pkt. 5 cts. 

GOURDS, Ornamental. Rapid- 
growing interesting annual climb- 
ers, with ornamental foliage and 
singular-shaped fruit. 15 to 20 ft. 
Apple-shaped. Pkt. 5 cts , oz 25c. 
Dipper, or Calabash. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts. 

Hercules’ Club. Club-shaped ; 4 
feet long. Pkt. ,5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
Egg-shaped. Fruit white like an 
egg. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
Orange-shaped. (M o c k Orange). 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
Bottle-shaped. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25c. 
Turk’s Turban. Red striped. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Pear-shaped. Striped; very showy. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts. 

Luffa ( Dish-rag, Sponge or Bonnet 
Gourd). Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
Serpent. Striped like a serpent ; 5 
feet in length. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25c. 
Sugar-Trough. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25c. 
Mixed Varieties. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20 cts. 

Collection of 1 1 varieties, as above, 60c. 
GNAPHALIUM Leontopodium. 

H.P (Edelweiss). Seed should be 
sown early and kept cool and 
moist. Pkt. 10 cts. 

GREVILLEA robusta (Silk Oak). 

G.S. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $1. 
HELICHRYSDM. H.A. This hardy 
annual is the well-known Everlast- 
ing Flower, and is everywhere 
prized for winter decoration. 
Helichrysum monstrosum £1. pi. (Everlasting). Finest mixture; 
all colors. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

Helianthus (Sunflower) h.a. 


Cucumerifolius, Stella. 3 ft. Compact form and bushy habit ; 

primrose-yellow; very useful for cutting. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 40 cts. 

Cucumerifolius, Orion. New variety. 
Petals twisted like a cactus dahlia. 
Excellent for cutting. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
75 cts. 

Macrophyllus giganteus. to ft. Yel- 
low. Pkt. 5 cts , oz. 25 CIS. 

Oscar Wilde. 9 ft. Orange and black ; 

6 inches across. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Silver-leaved. 5 ft. Silvery foliage. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

Chrysanthemum-flowered. H.A. An 
annual variety with large, intensely 
double, bright golden flowers. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Californicus. 5 to 6 ft. Large or- 
ange flowers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20c. 
Globosus fistulosus. 5 ft. Bright 
saffron-color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25c. H.P. Very fine 
for cutting. Pkt. 10 cts.,oz. 50 cts. 


Comes into full bloom early in the sea- 
son, and produces until late in the au- 
tumn an abundance of medium-sized 
flowers, having long, broad golden petals 
and small black center. Height, 6 ft. 
Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for $1.25. 


A distinct dwarf strain attaining a 
height of only 2)4 to 3 feet. Clear prim- 
rose flowers with black centers. (See 
illustration.) Pkt. 50 cts. 

Helenium, Riverton Beauty (See page 8) 

H.H.P. Gerbera Jame- 
soni hybrida first raised 

Helianthus, Sutton’s Single Dwarf Primrose 


Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14t h St.. New Vork City 


Flowers remarkably large, and, as the plants 
attain a height of only 12 inches, they are spe- 
cially adapted for bedding. We strongly recom- 
mend this class. Mi.xed colors. Pkt. 25 cts. 

HARPALIUM rigldum (Sunflower). Pkt. 

H.P. 4 ft. Yellow. Late summer $0 10 

HELENIUM (Sneezewort). H.P. Late 

Riverton Gem. Of strong growth, 2K to 

3 ft. high, and literally covered from the 

middle of .August till the end of October 
with brilliant flowers, opening old-gold, 
changing as they mature to wallflower- 
red 2 pkts., 25 cts.. . IS 

Riverton Beanty. Flowers rich lemon- 
yellow surrounding a large cone of pur- 
plish black 2 pkts., 25 cts... 15 

Antumuale. 6 ft. Yellow. .Jijoz., 50 cts. . . 05 
“ snperbum. 6 ft. Dark yel- 
low 10 

Bigelovi. A beautiful variety; flowers 
golden yellow, with black center; very 

distinct; grand for a cut-llower 25 

Bolanderi. 2H ft. Dark yellow 25 

Hoopesii. 2'A ft. Dark yellow 25 

HELIOPSIS Pitcheriana (Orange 
Flower). H.P. One of the most desir- 
able of the Heliopsis for summer cutting. 

4 ft. Flowers 2 inches across. Of a beau- 
tiful deep golden yellow oz., 75 cts.. . 10 

Pitcheriana semi-plena. A new semi- 
double form of this fine hardy perennial; 
grows 2 to 3 ft. high, producing the 
entire summer, golden yellow, semi- 
double flowers, each 2 inches in diam- 
eter. .\s a plant for the hardy border, or 

for cutting, it has few equals 15 


Lemoine’s Giant 10 

Queen Marguerite. Very large trusses 
of flowers ; dark blue, and much more 

compact than the ordinary variety 25 

Regale (Dwarf Giant-flowered Helio- 
trope). This is a grand dwarf variety. 
Early, flowers freely, with large masses 

of bloom 25 

Finest Mixed Varieties 10 

HESPERIS (Sweet Rocket). H.P. Mid- 

Matronalis, White. 3 to 4 ft. . .oz., 50c. . . 10 
“ Lilac. 3 to 4 ft. ..oz.,6oc. .. 10 

“ nana candidissima. 2 ft. 

White oz., $1.25.. 10 

HEUCHERA (Alum Root). H.P. 2 ft. 

Hyhrida. Pink 25 

Sanguinea. Erect spikes; vivid crim- 
son 15 

Splendens. 2 ft. Deep red 25 

HUMEA elegans. H.H.R. 6 ft. .Aromatic- 
scented ; line for pot culture. But rarely 
seen in the United States. August to 
October 25 

Hibiscus CMarsh Mallow) 

H.H.A. and H.H.P. 

Alrioanns. 2 ft. Free-growing, hardy an- 
nual. Yellow, with maroon center 10 

Crimson Eye. H P. 4 ft. Pure white with 

1 rimson center 10 

Moscbeutos roseus. H.P. 3 ft. Rose 10 

Golden Bowl. Sulphur-yellow, with purple 

center 10 Boddington’s Quality Hollyhocks 


A beautiful greenhouse variety. Flowers very 
large, pale yellow, black center! Also very use- 
ful for summer bedding. Pkt. 25 cts. 


This strikingly beautiful decorative plant at- 
tains a height of about 4 It., producing flowers 
fully 4 m. in diameter, their color being a soft, 
clear sulphur-yellow, with a conspicuous maroon 
blotch at the base of each petal. They are only 
ephemeral, but are borne in large numbers and 
quick succession, and make a splendid display 
for a long time. In habit the plant resembles the 
ricinus, with deep green leaves, which render it 
very ornamental even when not in flower. It is 
very effective in pots for greenhouse decoration, 
or makes splendid specimens in beds or borders. 
Although a perennial, we advise the treatment 
of a half-hardy annual. Pkt. 50 cts. 

Hemp, Giant HA. 

(Cannabis giganlea) 

Fine ornamental dark green foliage plant for 
borders and the center of beds; a rapid and vig- 
orous grower. Height 5 to 6 ft. Pkt. to cts. 

Honesty (Lunaria biennis) H.B. 

Good early-flowering plants ; the seed-vessels, 
which are flat and broad, look like transparent 
silver, and are very pretty for winter bouquets 
of dried flowers. Height, 2 ft. Pkt. 



Crimson. A'ariegated 
some and effective . . 

foliage ; 


<0 to 





Boddington's Quality Double- 
Hollyhocks H.P. 6 ft. 

The Hollyhock is among the most stately of 
our garden plants. It is impressed on our mem- 
ory since childhood and revives many pleasant 
thoughts. The colors vary in every shade, from 
pure white to the darkest red. Are easily the 
most attractive feature in the garden. Holly- 
hocks succeed best in a rich, well-drained soil, 
and should be lightly protected during the win- 
ter months with coarse straw or spruce boughs. 
For distinct effect plant in large groups. 
Boddington’s Quality Double Hollyhocks. 

Saved from named varieties. pjjt ^ioz. 

Apple Blossom $o 10 $o 50 

Bright Pink 10 50 

Canary-Yellow lo 50 

Blood-Red 10 50 

Crimson 10 50 

Golden Yellow 10 50 

Lilac 10 50 

Peach Blossom 10 50 

Rose 10 50 

Salmon 10 50 

Scarlet 10 50 

Snow-White 10 50 

Mixed 10 40 

Choice collections, including 12 varieties Bod- 
dington’s Quality Double Hollyhocks, as above, 
$1 ; 8 varieties, 80 cts.; 6 varieties, 60 cts. 

Boddington's Quality Single Hollyhocks, Choioe 
collection of 6 varieties, 76 cts. 

Allegheny, Mixed $0 10 fi 00 

Single, Finest Mixed to 1 60 

Chater’s Double, Finest Mixture. 10 1.50 





HOLLYHOCKS, continued 

Single Hybrid Everblooming Hollyhocks. ‘^exactly 

as annuals ; the seed may be started in the house or hotbeds in March 
or April, and will commence to flower in July, and stay uninterruptedly 
in flower until very late in the season, in a very rich collection of colors, 
from snowy white, rosy carmine, yellow, blood-red to the deepest black. 
Plants branch out freely' and grow about lo feet high. Pkt. lo cts., oz. $2. 

Double Hybrid Everblooming Hollyhocks. This mixture 

collection of colors, from white to deep black, light and canary-yellow, 
flesh-color, dark, light and salmon-rose, scarlet, cherry, red, purple, 
blackish brown, etc. The plants can be treated as annuals; the seeds 
may be started in the house, or in hotbeds, frames, etc., in March or 
April. Plants transplanted by the beginning of May in the open ground 
will commence to flower about the end of July, ten days after Hollyhocks 
that have been treated as biennials. The plants will remain in flower 
uninterruptedly until very late in the season. Plants branch out freely 
and grow to a height of about lo ft. Pkt. 25c., Koz. J2. 

HUMULDS Japonicns (Japanese Hop). H.C. 12 ft. Fast- Pkt. Oz. 

growing annual climber $0 10 $0 50 

Japonicus foliis variegatus. A variegated form of preceding. 15 60 

HDNNEMANNIA fumariaefolia (Giant Yellow Tulip Poppy, 
or Bush Eschscholtzia). H.A. This is by far the best of the 
Poppy family for cutting, remaining in good condition for several 
days. Seed sewn early in May will, try the middle of July, pro- 
duce plants covered with their large buttercup-yellow poppy- 
like blossoms, and never out of flower until hard frost. The 
plants grow about 2 ft. high, are quite bushy, with beautiful 

feathery glaucous foliage K lb., $1.75.. 10 50 

ICE PLANT (Mesembryanthemum crystaUinum). T.A. A 
trailing plant of dwarf habit for rockwork or flower borders... 10 
IBERIS Gibraltarica. H.P. Hardy' Candytuft of vigorous 
growth. Fine tor rockwork ; flowers delicate lilac, borne freely. 10 
INULA ensifolia grandiilora. H.P. Flowers golden yellow, 4 
inches across, borne on erect stems ; 2 ft 25 

Japanese Morning- Ulory 

Single Hybrid Everblooming Hollyhocks 

Ipomoea (Morning-Glories) H.A. 

Quick-growing summer climbers. Unsurpassed for covering trel- 
lises, walls, etc. Oz. 

Coccinea. 10 ft. Scarlet flowers $0 05 $0 25 

Imperial Japanese (Japanese Morning-Glory). See Con- 
volvulus. Page 23. 

Leari. Dark blue 10 i 50 

Mexicana grandiflora alba. 15 ft. The great white Moon- 

flower 10 7s 

Bona-nox (Good-night). Opens large white flowers in the 

evening 05 25 

Rubro-coerulea (Heavenly Blue). 15 ft. Sky-blue flowers 

opening in the early morning 25 100 

Quamoclit. See Cypress Vine. 

Setosa (Brazilian Morning-Glory'). 10 to 20 ft. Makes a 
thick growth of great lobed leaves, large rosy flowers, pink 
star in center os 40 

Isolepis gracilis G.P. 

Elegant decorative plant with slender, bright green, drooping foli- 
age, w'hich entirely hides the pot. Much used as a border to green- 
house and conservatory plants. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Impatiens Holstii g.p. 

Very handsome Zanzibar Balsam recently discovered in Africa.. It 
forms bushes iM to 2 ft. high, and resembles in habit, foliage and 
shape of flqw’er the popular /. Sullani, but surpasses it in its quicker 
^hd more vigorous growth and its larger and brighter-colored flowers. 
Seed .sown indoors in spring will form plants ready to set out in May, 
and will bloom continuously from June till frost. It is also an excel- 
lent pot-plant for the house. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 


Arthur T. Boddington 

342 West 14 th St., New Vork City 


Splendid Hast African Halsani, /. Jlolstii. With its hrilliant vcrniilion-red flowers, it is 
indeed an excellent pot-plant, and also extremely useful for the gpeii border, groups in a 
half-sunny jK)sitiun producing a striking effect. It may be remarked that the broad-petaletl 
blooms are i b to i ‘/i inches in diameter. The new colors now offered are (piite distinct and 
also very beautiful. I’kt. 25 cts., 5 pkis. for $1. 


This grand Impatiens was introduced recently from Hritish East Africa and has caused 
cjuite a sensation in Europe, where it has been exhibited. I he plants are very vigorous and 
produce during the summer, in the open ground, a profusion of flowers of a delicate pink 
color This resembles in color and form the beautiful orchid, J^IiUonia vexillaria. This also 
makes an excellent house or greenhouse plant for winter use. I'kt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for Si. 25. 
IMPATIENS Sultani ( Perennial Balsam). G.S. Brilliant rosy scarlet. Pkt. 15 cts. 

Kalanchoe Kirkii (coccinea) G.S. 

This new species of Kalanchoe grows from 18 inches to 3 feet 
high, with a stout green stem, furnished at its base with opposite 
and decussate pale green leaves, and terminated by’ a many-flowered, 
much-branched inflorescence. The leaves are ovate, hairy, 5 inches 
by 2M inches broad, with a thick petiole and irregularly’ dentate 
margin; the flowers are small, brick-red in the bud and bright orange 
when fully expanded. Pkt. 50 cts. 

Kalanchoe Flamtnea CNew) G.S. 

Finest of all the Kalanchoes. Hi ight, i.S iitches. Erect stem carry- 
ing large bunches of brilliant orange-scarlet flowers. Pkt. 50 cts. 
KAULFUSSIA amelloides. A hardy’ annual of very’ compact 
growth, with dark blue flowers freely produced. Height g inches. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

Kochia tfichophylla (Mock Cypress, or Fire- 

ball) HJV. 

A pretty half-hardy annual, forming comp.act bushes about 2'A 
feet in height, with small feathery light green drooping foliage, which 
changes, as the summer advances, to a deep green, and to a crimson 
hue in September. \'ery fine specimens have been exhibited in pots, 
for which it is admirably adapted. Seed may be sown in March, 
giving the same treatment as for balsam or other similar annuals, 
care being taken to secure a good drainage, as it is sometimes slow 
in germinating; or seed may be sown in April, and the seedlings 
I)Ianted out 2 feet apart in the open border about the end of May. 
Pkt. to cts., Koz. Si. 

KOCHIA Scoparia. Similar to the above, but not so graceful 
Pkt. 5 cts., Jioz. 50 cts. 

Larkspur (h.a. i ft.) 

Kochia trichophylla (Burning Bush) 

Boddiugtou’s Scarlet Defiance Larkspur, (See page 31) 

\'ery ornamental plants, [troducing, in ^reat variety of form and 
colors, some of the most beautilul flowers in cultiv.ation. I'kt. Oz. 

Double Dwarf Rocket. Azure-blue 5o 05 $0 50 

Double Dwarf Rocket. Mixed colors 05 25 

Tall Rocket. 2}ift. Double mixed 05 3° 

Incarvillea Delavayi (Hardy Gloxinia) H.P. 

A hardy tuberous-rooted plant, and one 

the choicest perennial plants introduced in 
recent years. It pro- 
duces large, glox- 
inia-like rose-colored 
flowers, which last 
in perfection a long 
time; these are pro- 
duced in clusters on 
stems 18 inches high; 
should be protected 
with a covering of 
leaves during the 
winter. Pkt. 10 cts. 
ivy (Kentucky' 
Ivy; L ill aria 
cymbalaria). H.P. 
\' i o 1 e t flowers. 
Pkt. 25 cts. 

BODDlNGTQ]S's'''^luCl^^^^ SEEDS 



Lantana g.s. 

Boddington’s "New Dwarf 
Compact Hybrids 

Quite a novelty in bedding plants, dwarf, 
elegant and sliowy, comprising all shades of 
orange and red. A distinct and useful varia- 
tion. Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for $1.25. 

LANTANA hybrida. Orange and red ver- 
bena-like flowers. Finestmixed. Pkt. loc. 

LAVANDULA spica. H.P. if^ft. Mid- 
summer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

Vera. 3 ft. Well-known, sweet-scented, 
hardy perennials; should be grown in 
the mixed border. Pkt. 5 cts., Hoz. 15c. 

LATHYRUS ^ Hardy Sweet Peas)— 

Latifolius Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

For other varieties, see Sweet Peas 
LAV ATER A trimestris ( Mallow) . H. H. P. 

Rosea splendens. Magnificent flowersof 
a brilliant rosy pink. Effective in large 
beds or borders, as the plants are covered 
with flowers. Height3lt. Pkt 5c.,oz.50c. 

Alba splendens. Flowers large, glossy 
pearly white. Hardy annual. Height 
3 ft. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

LIATRIS (Blazing Star). H P. July to 
Septe "ber. 

Scariosapraecox. 3)^ ft. Purple. Pkt. loc. 

Spicata. 2)4 ft. Purple. Pkt. 10 cts. 

LINUM(Flax). H.A. i ft. 

Grandiflorum coccinenm. Brilliant 
scarlet. Very showy and desirable. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Lobelia h.h.a. 

The dwarf varieties are very useful for 
edging, and the trailing varieties for hanging- 
baskets and window-boxes. 

Erinus gracilis. Blue; trailing. Pkt. 10 cts. 
oz. 60 cts 

Erinus Crystal Palace compacta. 6 in. 

Dark blu -, bedding variety. Pkt. 10 cts., 

Xoz, 50 cts. 

Erinus, Emperor William. Light blue; 

dwarf. I kt. 10 cts., '/oz. ,so cts. 

Erinus compacta. Golden Queen. A golden foliaged variety, 
flowers rich dark blue; very effective. Pkt. 10 cts., ) 4 oz. $1. 
Speciosa. Ultramarine-blue, dark leaves; trailing. Pkt. 5c., oz $1. 

Lupiuus polyphyllus roseus 

Lupinus H.A. & H.P. 

Annuus (Lupine). H.A. Annual varieties. 

Mixed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

Nanus albus. H.A. White. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 50 cts. 

Arboreus. H P. 4 ft. June to September. 
Yellow. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Cruiksbankii. H.P. Blueand yellow. Very 
pretty. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts. 
Nootkatensis. 5 ft. June to September. 
Blue. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Polyphyllus. H.P. 4 ft. June to Septem- 
ber. Blue. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts 
Polyphyllus roseus. H P. Pink. Pkt. 
10 cts , ‘4 oz. 35 cts. 

Perennial Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 


Pure white. Grandsort. Pkt. 10c., oz. 51.25. 



Flowers a fine clear yellow, a new color in 
the perennial Lupines, and a very striking 
novelty Pkt. 50 cts. 

LYCHNIS (Campion). H.P. Mav and June. 
Alpina. 2)4 ft. Rose. Pkt. 10 cts 
Chalcedonica. 2'/ ft. Scarlet. Pkt. loc., 
oz. 30 cts. 

Fulgens. 2'/ ft. Red. Pkt. to cts. 
Haageana Hybrids, i ft. Orange-scar- 
let. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Haageana fol. atropnrpurea. 1 ft. 

Orange-scarlet. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Viscaria splendens. i )4 ft. Deep pink. 
Pkt 10 cts. 

LYSIMACHIA Japonica (Creeping 
Jenny). H.P. Summer. Yellow Pkt. ioc. 
LYTHRUM roseum superbnm (Rose 
Loosestrife). H.P. 3)4 ft. July to Sep- 
tember. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

MALVA niollyhock Mallow). H.P. 5 ft. 
July to September. 

Alsea. Pink. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts. 
Moschata (Musk Mallow) Crimson. 
Pkt. 10 cts , oz. 5 t. 

Moschatafl. alba. White. Pkt loc ,oz 5 i. 
MARVEL OF PERU (Four O’Clocks). 
H.A. P inest mixed. Pkt. ,5 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

MATHIOLA bicornis (Night-scented Stock). H.A. 1 ft. Pink 
and lilac. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

LARKSPUR, continued 


An improvement by careful selection of the 
Newport Scarlet Larkspur. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 
pkts. $1. 


A charming species with flowers winch are 
large for the genus, being one iiicli in diame- 
ter. Theiilant is of light and graceful habit, 
reaching a height of about 1 loot. Blue, 
White or Rose. Each, pkt. 25 cts. Collec- 
tion of 3 varieties for 60 cts. 


Companion flower to our Scarlet Defiance. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for 5 i. 


A grand variety for cutting purposes; color 
intense blue. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 


A grand type of .Annual Delphiniums. 
Height about 2 feet, of candelabra habit, with 
about t wel ve short branches. Rose, White, 
Black-Blue, Azure-Blue, Striped, Tri- 
color, Violet, White Striped and Bril- 
liant Carmine. 

Collection of above 9 varieties, 40 cts. Per 
pkt, each 6 cts., oz. 60 cts. 
Choicest mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. $r. 

For Perennial Larkspur, see Delphinium 


Seed saved from the finest types only. 
Pkt. 10 cts., } 4 oz. |i. 


Thisvariety is the result of a cross between 
Lobelia cardinalis and Lobt ha cardinalis. 
Queen Victoria. It grows about 2 feet in 
height, producing verj^ strong flower-stems 
with bronze foliage, similar to the variety 
Queen Victoria, Flowers intense scarlet, 
compact and forming a fiery, torch-like mass. 
Pkt 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

Fulgens, best Hybrids. 2 ft. August and 
September. Fiery red. Pkt. 25 cts. 
Fulgens, Queen Victoria. 2 ft. August 
and September. Scarlet Pkt. 25 cts. 
LOPHOSPERMUM scandens. H.A. 
Highly ornamental annual climber, with 
rosy purple, foxglove-like flowers. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. $1. 

Arthur T. Boddington, 342 West 14 th St.. New York City 


Boddington’s Quality Marigolds 

(H.A. I'i to 2 ft.) 

Stronijer in ijrowth ami larj;er in llowei clian the Pki, 

F reiicli varieties. The dwarf sorts ^row only about 
i8 inches high and bloom earlier than tall ones. 

“ Eldorado. Large, quilled, perfectly double; bril- 
liant shades of yellow $0 05 

“ Nugget of Gold. Trolden yellow 05 

“ Pride of the Garden. K.xtra-large, double flow- 
ers of rich yellow ; dwarf and neat 10 

“ Delight of the Garden. Also dwarf and large- 

flowered : lemon-yellow, double 10 

“ Mixed Tall Double 05 

“ Mixed Dwarf Double. 2 ft 05 

French, Tall Orange. i ft. Yields an amazing number Oi 

charming orange-colored little blossoms 05 

“ Dwarf Striped. ft. This and the next have 

flowers handsomely marked 05 

“ Gold Striped. Rich and quaintly st'ipcd double 

flowers 05 

“ Legion of Honor. Single golden yellow blooms, 

marked with velvety red ; very dwarf 10 

“ Tall Mixed Double 05 

“ Dwarf Mixed Double 05 

Choice Collections, including 6 varieties Double French Marigolds, 25 cts.; 
6 varieties Double African, 25 cts. 


$0 40 

Boddington’s Emperor Larkspur (see page 31) 

Boddington’s Gold Medal African Marigold 

Marigold, Boddington*s Gold Medal 

The two following varieties were selected by our represen- 
tative, while in Europe this summer, who saw them exhibited 
at the Royal Horticultural Society’s meeting, in London. 
Some of the blooms measured 4H inches across and were 
intensely double. Colors of the flowers rich orange and 
lemon. Any customer desiring really good Marigolds should 
purchase this stock. 

Prince of Orange and Lemon Queen, each, pkt. 35 cts., 
3 pkts. for $1, Koz. Si. 50. 

MATRICARIA grandiflora fl. pi. H.H.P. Pkt. Oz. 
ft. Double white ; splendid for cutting... $o 05 So 75 

Capensis fl. pi 10 1 00 

Double Yellow Tom Thumb. Yellow 10 

Double White Tom Thumb. Fine for bedding 10 
Golden Ball. Double yellow ; fine for bedding 25 
MAURANDYA. H.H.P. 10 ft. Rapid climber. Pkt. 

Alba. While l- 4 oz., Si -.So 25 

Barclayana. Deep violet Koz.,Si.. 10 

Mixed 3 ^oz.,75C... 10 

Medeola asparagoides myrtifolia (G.P.) 

The new Bzby Smilzx for light effect 
In this variety these sprays are produced with even greater 
freedom than in the case of its popular parent. 100 seeds, |i. 


Lobata. Half-hardy Mexican climbing annual. The buds 
are at first of a vivid red, but turn to orange-yellow before 
they open, and when fully expanded the flowers are of a 
creamy white shade. Attains a height of from 18 to 20 feet. 
Seed should be sown early. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Sanguinea. Brilliant blood-red flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 




Mignonette, Boddington’s Majesty 


MOMORDICA Balsamina (Balsam Apple) o/.., 30c. ..Jo 05 

Charantia (Balsam t ear) oz., 30c... 05 

MONARDA didyma (O.swcgo Tea, or Bee Balm). 3 ft. 

July to September. Crimson lo 

MUSA Ensete (Abyssinian Banana). S.G lOO seeds, $2.. 25 

Myosotis (Forget-me-not) h.p. 

Alpestris. A pretty trailer with blue flowers oz.. Si. . 10 

" Eliza Fonrobert. Fine for cutting; sky-blue, 

with yellow eye oz.. Si.. 10 

" Victoria. Dwarf habit; sky-blue oz., S2. . 15 

Dissitiflora. Compact habit; exquisite blue. ... J<oz., Si. 25. . 10 

Oblongata perfecta. Flowers borne on long flower-spikes; 
very suitable for winter blooming. Sow in June outdoors 
and transplant into coldframes or greenhouses for later 

blooming Xoz., $1.25.. 10 

Palustris (True Forget-me-not) oz., S3.. IS 

“ grandiflora. J^ft. Spring. Deep blue 15 

Royal Blue. Upright variety; flowers large, very deep blue; 

fine for pots %oz.. Si. 50. . is 

Semperflorens. Blooms from spring till autumn, .oz., S2. 50. . 10 

Stricta rosea, i ft. Spring. Pink 10 


Forget-me-nots are delightful subjects for flowering indoors at 
Christmas. Sown in July and potted on, the strain we offer produces 
fine free-growing specimen plants. Pkt. 50 cts.. 3 pkts. for Si. 25. 


This is indeed a grand novelty. Compact bushes, 12 inches in 
diameter, and literally covered with sprays of beautiful, heavenly 
blue Forget-me-not flowers. The individual spray is composed of 
from six to ten blooms, which are giants compared to the well- 
known flower. For edging in borders, or for a pot-plant, no finer 
blue flower has been in existence. This variety is absolutely hardy, 
and, with little protection, will sur\-ive the most severe winters. 
Pkt. 35 cts., 3 pkts. $1. 

MYRTUS Communis (Common Myrtle). Pkt. 10 cts. 

Mignonette h.a. 

BODDINGTON’S MAJESTY. The finest of all the fancy va- 
rieties of Mignonette for winter forcing; an improvement on Allen’s 
Defiance. Seed saved from select spikes under glass. We have 
received many testimonials in regard to this variety. Fapkt. 

60 cts., pkt. Ji, yioz. $1.50. 

BISMARCK. New improved Machet, dwarf variety. Pkt. 10 cts., 
J<oz. 50 cts. 

G9LIATH. Many more or less beautiful Mignonettes have been 
introduced within the past few years, but this new variety is 
claimed by experts to be the most beautiful Mignonette in exist- 
ence; plants of compact habit, with rich green foliage, the giant 
trusses of flowers being borne on erect, strong stems and sur- 
passing all others in brilliancy of color. Pkt. 10 cts., Xoz. 50 cts. ' 

Allen’s Defiance, ij^ ft. Very long spikes; very fragrant and fine 
for cutting. (Originator’s stock.) Pkt. 25 cts., yioz. $1. j 

Giant Pyramidal, lyi ft. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. ^ 

Golden Queen. Spikes of golden yellow. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

Large-flowering. Sweet-scented. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 

40 cts. 

Machet, Dwarf. .Strong plants of pyramidal growth; long, broad 
spikes of deliciously scented red flowers. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts. 

Miles’ Spiral, i ft. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

New Giant Crimson. Giant crimson variety. (Pot-saved.) Pkt. 

25 cts., Koz. 50 cts. 

Parsons’ White. Splendid spikes of whitish flowers; sweet-scented. 
Pkt. s cts., oz. 30 cts. 

MIMULUS (Monkey Flower). H.H.P. i ft. Pkt. , 

Cardinalis. H.P. Tall; orange-scarlet Jo 10 j 

Cupreus, Prince Bismarck. H.H.P. A little gem for 

pot culture. Dwarf, compact habit, very free-flowering; 1 

flowers deep crimson 10 

Moschatus (Musk Plant). Invaluable for pot and window- 

boxes 10 

Tigrinus grandifiora. Spotted; splendid mixture 10 

Myosotis stricta rosea 

34 Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 


Dwarf, or Tom Thumb (HA.) 

(Tropaolum nanum) 

These have,a neat, compact habit and attractive foliage, are not 
disturbed by insects, bloom in two months from sowing and most 
profusely the whole season. A bed of them in full bloom is a perfect 

glory of color, and a good 6- x 20-foot bed will yield about i,ooo flow- 
ers per day. Average height, 9 inches. Pkt. Oz. 

Aurora. Yellow; veined $005 $0 15 

Beauty. Yellow and scarlet 05 15 

Brouze. Very distinct and effective 05 15 

Chameleon. Splashed with crimson, bronze and 

yellow 05 15 

Coeruleo-roseum. Bluish rose 05 15 

Crimson 05 15 

Crystal Palace Gem. Yellow and carmine 05 15 

Empress of India. Deep crimson ; fine dark foliage. 05 15 

Golden King, (iolden yellow 05 15 

Golden Cloth. Golden yellow leaves, scarlet flowers. 05 15 

King of Tom Thumbs. Scarlet 05 15 

King Theodore. Black, velvety 05 15 

Lady Bird. Yellow and red 05 15 

Prince Henry. Light yellow, marbled scarlet 05 15 

Boddington’s Quality HaaturtiumB 

DWARF, or TOM THUMB NASTURTIUMS, concinucd pui Oz. 


Ruby King. Dark red 05 

Scarlet. Variegated foliage 05 

Spotted 05 

Vesuvius. New salmon-red 05 

White or Pearl 05 

Yellow 05 

Lilliput. About 6 inches high 05 

Mixed.. Jflb. 30cts., lb. $1.. 

Collection, including 12 varieties Tom Thumb Nasturtiums, 
50 cts.; 8 varieties, 35 cts., i oz. each, 12 varieties for S1.50. 

|o 05 

Jo 15 


















This variety of the Tom Thumb, or dwarf class is one of the most 
distinct of recent years. The flowers open sulphur-color, but soon 
change to pure white. Plants unusually compact and free-blooming. 
The only white-flowered variety. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Tall or Climbing ( Tropceolum majus). Besides their ordi- 
■ . ’ ° nary garden use for trailing over fences, 

trellises, stone walls, etc., these can also be grown as pot plants 
for winter flowering, as screens, or as trailers for hanging bas- 
kets and vases. Sow plenty of seeds in drills, and thin to 6 
inches. They bloom most quickly and profusely in poor soil. 

Pkt. O/. 

Jupiter. New giant-flowered ; beautiful golden yellow. $0 05 $0 15 

Chameleon. Various colors on same plant 05 15 

Dark Crimson 05 15 

Edward Otto. Brownish lilac 05 15 

Golden-leaved. Scarlet flowers 05 15 

Hemisphaericum. Orange 05 15 

King Theodore. Dark red, extra fine 05 15 

Orange 05 15 

Pearl. Whitish 05 15 

Vesuvius. Fiery rose; fine 05 15 

Scarlet 05 15 

Scheuerianum. Spotted 05 15 

“ Striped 05 15 

Schillingl. Yellow, spotted 05 15 

Schulzi. Darkest-leaved 05 15 

Yellow 05 15 

Fine Mixed }flb. 30 cts., lb. $1.. 05 10 

Choice Collections — 12 varieties Tall Nasturtiums, 50 cts.; 8 va- 
rieties, 35 cts., I oz. each, 12 varieties, $1.50. 

Lobb’s Nasturtiums {Trop^olum Lobbianum). This class 
- IS remarkable for the intensely bril- 

liant colors of its flowers, which are a Itifle smaller than 
those of other sorts. In moderately rich soil they climb high 

and bloom brilliantly. Average height, 6 feet. 

Asa Gray. Yellowish white $0 05 $0 25 

Firefly. Dark scarlet 05 25 

Marguerite. Pale yellow, flushed blood-red 05 50 

Lucifer. Very dark scarlet 05 25 

Crown Prince of Prussia. Blood-red 05 25 

Geant des Batailles. Sulphur and red 05 25 

Primrose. Cream, with brown spots 05 50 

Black Prince Darkest scarlet 05 25 

Spitfire. Brilliant scarlet 05 25 

Lilli Schmidt. Scarlet 05 25 

Finest Mixture 05 20 

Madame Gunter Hybrids. A P'rench strain noted 
for wide range of fine colors 05 25 


Tall Queen, Scarlet Beauty. (Variegated- Pkt. Oz. 
leaved.) The flowers are of a very brilliant color, a 
rich rose-scarlet, with silver- variegated foliage. 

2 pkts. for 25 cts . .$0 15 

Tall Queen, Crimson Beauty. (Variegated-leaved.) 

The color is a deep crimson-scarlet 10 fo 50 

Tall Queen, New Hybrids, Mixed. (Variegated- 
leaved.) 10 50 

Queen of Tom Thumb. (Variegated-leaved.) Yel- 
low Spotted. The flowers are of yellow shades, beau- 
tifully blotched and stained, very free and effective, 
forming a fine contrast to the silver variegated leaves 

of the foli.age 10 50 

Queen of Tom Thumb. (Variegated-leaved.) Scarlet. 10 50 

Queen ef Tom Thumb. (Variegated-leaved.) Mixed. 10 50 




NEMESIA, Large-flowered. H.H.A. Free-flowering and bushy; 

splendid for massing. Pkt 

Orange $o 25 

Cream and White 25 

Carmine 25 

Red 25 

Scarlet 25 

Striped 25 

Collection of the above 6 varieties, $ 1.26 
NEMESIA, Dwarf. Fine for edgings and pot culture. 

Bine Gem 50 

White Gem 50 

NICOTIANA affinis. H.A. 3 ft. Clusters of long white 

flowers; fragrant Oz.,5octs. .. 05 


Fine variety of bright colors; sweet-scented. Pkt. 25 cts. 


Bright carmine-red. Pkt. 10 cts. 


They come in eight separate colors, ranging from pure white to 
deep scarlet, some of the intermediate tints being of exquisite beauty. 
They are perfectly hardy and will bloom in the open air all through 
the summer. Collection of eight varieties 35 cts. 

Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., J^oz. 50 cts. 

Nigella, Miss Jekyll (Love-in-a-Mist) H.A. 

One of our most attractive annuals. Those who require plenty of 
long-stemmed, graceful flowers of an attractive cornflower-blue color 
should obtain seed of this delightful variety and sow in the cpen 
ground during April. Height 18 in. Pkt. 10 cts., Koz. $1. 

Nigella, Finest Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. Pkt. 

OXALIS rosea. Rosy' $0 10 

Alba. White 10 

Delicata. Pink 25 

Tropaeoloides. Dark bronze foliage 10 

Pentstemon glcxinioideB, Eoddington’s Hybrids 

Higella, Miss Jekyll 

OENOTHERA (Evening Primrose). H.P. Pkt. 

Lamarckiana. H.P. 2 ft. June to August. Golden yellow. 

Oz., 50 cts. . . jSo 10 

Missouriensis. H.P. i ft. Summer. Golden yellow 10 

Rosea Mexicana. H.P. iH ft. Summer. Pink 20 

Taraxacifolia. H.P. i }4 ft. Summer. White 10 

Youngii. HP. 2ft. Summer. Yellow 25 

Pentstemon gloxinioides, Boddington’s 
Hybrids H.H.P. 

The varieties we offer are saved from large gloxinia-shaped flow- 
ers, comprising the most varied colors from white to deepest crim- 
son, with intermediate shades of rose-pink and lavender. Seeds 
sown in heat during January or February will bloom the same sea- 
son. Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts, $1.25. 

PENTSTEMON, B.’s Pink Shades. Exquisite shades of rose- 
pink and carmine, on white grounds only. Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. $i .25. 

Pentstemon, Sensation 

This is by tar the most brilliant of alt Pentstemons, and as a bed- 
ding plant takes rank with the petunia, phlox, etc. It grows about 2 
feet high, every branch being a spike of large gloxinia-like flowers 
in a very wide range of bright colors, including rose, red, carmine, 
cherry, pink, lilac, purple, etc. Pkt. 15 cts., 4 pkts. 50 cts. 
PENTSTEMON. H H.P. Highly- ornamental plants, with Pkt. 
an abundance of gloxinia-like blossoms. 

Barbatus Torreyi. H.P. A very free-flowering hardy 

Pentstemon, with long coral-like flowers ...Jo 10 

Hartwegii grandiflorus. H.H.P. ft. Grand hybrids 

in mixture 25 

Pulchellus hybridus. Shades of lilac and red 15 

Digitalis. 3 ft. June to August. Pure white 10 

Pubc3cens. 3 ft. June to August. Lavender 10 

Boddington’s “Quality” Giant Pansies 

Pansy seed, to give the best flowering results in the spring, should be sown in January or during July and August, if j’ou have not 
greenhouse facilities. Follow the cultural directions for sowing lierbaceous seeds, given on page 8 in this catalogue. 


This Challenge Mixture conlaiTis all the finest Giant strains of the leading Pansy specialists, all carefully mixed in proportion. Hall- 
pkt. 25 cts., pkt. 50 cts., quarter-oz. $ 2 . 50 , half-oz. $ 4 . 25 , oz. $8. 

Boddington’s Giant Exhibition English Mixture. This splendid mixture was obtained by our represent.ative in London 

^ ^ “ this spring, and should be grown by every lover of this favorite 

flower. Stock limited to a few ounces; sold only in packets, 50 cts. and $• each. 

Triumph of the Giants, a superb mixture of exceedingly large and beautifully marked Pansies. Pkt. 50 cts., Jfoz. 53, oz. $io. 


> iPkt. Pkt. Hoz. fuoz. Oz. 

Light Shades So >5 So 25 Si 50 S2 75 S5 00 

Dark Shades 15 25 i 50 2 75 5 00 

Yellow Shades 15 25 i 50 2 75 5 00 

Blue Shades 15 25 i 50 2 75 5 00 

• .pkt. 





Bronze Shades 

^ 15 

So 25 

Si 50 

S2 75 

S 5 00 

Spotted Shades 



I 50 

2 75 

5 00 

Striped and Mottled 



I 50 

2 75 

5 00 


1 Kt. 

ADONIS, I.ight blue, with white center So 25 

ANDROMEDA. Rosy, with lavender lint ; a distinct type . . 25 

bridesmaid. Giant flowers of rosy white, setting off strik- 

inglv the dark blotches of the center. A iiniciue bloom 50 

EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH. Pure w bite, violet spots. 25 
PEACOCK. A most beautiful vari-colorerl variety 25 

The above collection, one packet 


MAUVE QUEEN. delicate mauve Pansy, each of the lower 
three petals marked with a large blotch of distinct carmine.. $0 25 

PSYCHE. Violet, bordered white; beautifully waved petals. 25 

RUBY KING. Superb crimson and red shatfes 2.3 

SNOWFLAKE. Pure white; immense flower 25 

VULCAN. Giant brilliant dark red, with five black blotches. 25 
each of the 10 varieties, for S 2 




Boddington’s “Challenge.” For description. 




see page 3b J^pkt., 25 cts. . .$0 50 

Giant Trimardeau. Mammoth flowering and 

$2 50 



in a good range of color 

Giant Masterpiece (Frilled Pansies). Petals 


I 00 



beautifully waved. E.vquisite colors 


I 50 



Giant Cassiers’. A fine strain of large flowers. 
Giant Bugnot’s Stained. E.xtra choice flowers. 


2 50 



large and plenty of light colors 


1 50 



Giant Mme. Perret. Many fine shades of red. 
Giant Fire King. Brilliant red-yellow, with 


I 25 



large brown eye 

Giant Lord Beaconsfield* Deep purple-violet, 


I 25 



top petals light blue 

Giant Canary Bird. A five-spotted yellow va- 


I 00 



riety on yellow ground 


I 50 



Giant Orohidaeflora, or Orchid-flowered Pkt. ^oz. 

Pansy. Contains many beautiful shades of 

Giant Emperor William. Ultramarine-blue.. 15 i 00 

Giant Golden Queen. Bright yellow, no eye.. 25 l 50 

Giant Golden Yellow. Yellow, brown eye 15 l 00 

Giant King of the Blacks (Faust). Black... 15 l 00 

Giant President McKinley. Golden yellow, 

large dark blotch 25 i 50 

Giant Prince Bismarck. Yellowish bronze . 15 1 00 

Giant Pretiosa. Crimson-rose, white margin. . 50 i 75 

Giant Rosy Lilac 15 I 00 

Giant Snow Queen. White, center tinged yel- 
low 15 I 00 

Giant Striped 15 i 00 

Giant White. Violet spot; the largest white. . . 15 I 00 

Giant Hydrangea Rose. Very distinct 25 i 50 


$8 CO 
3 00 
5 00 
3 00 
3 00 

5 00 
3 00 




8 8 8 8 8 8 


Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 


The Petunia is popular because it is of easiest cultivation, blooms 
from early summer continuously until frost, and is one of the most 
show-y’ and free-growing annuals, i to i ft. 


After years of continual selection and crossing, our strain of double 
Petunias has reached a high standard of excellence, and may be 
confidently relied on to produce from 40 to 50 per cent of double 
flowers of exquisite beauty and great size, and the blossoms that 
come single will Ije of the Grandiflora type. 

have reached the highest standard of excellence, and may be confi- 
dently relied on to produce a large proportion of double flowers 
of exquisite Ijeauty and great size. It is important to save the 
smallest .seedlings, as they produce the finest double flowers. 
Kpkt. 60 cts., pkt. $1. 


pure white. Mpkt. 60 cts., pkt. Si. 

riety is of the giant double-flowering class of the Fringed Perfection 
type; color of the flowers a delightful soft pink and pink and 
white mottled. ^4pkt. 60 cts., pkt. $1. 

BODDINGTON’S CENTURY PRIZE. Gigantic single flowers, 
having the edges deeply ruffled or fluted; fine substance, with 
deep white throats. Colors vary from pure white, through all shades 
of red, to dark purple-violet, many being beautifully striped or 
veined. Kpkt. 60c.. pkt. St. 



prettiest and the most effective of all single Petunias; color a 
beautiful rose. Thousands of seedlings show not the slightest 
variation in color; on this account it is most effective for massing. 
Pkt. 25 cts. 

Emperor, Single. Large blossoms, distinct in form, coloring and 
marking. The solid colors are particularly rich and velvety, some 
of the crimson blossoms have pink stars, some pure white stars, 
while others are distinctly striped. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Boddington’s Inimitable Dwarf Compact Hybrids, Single. 

Flowers blotched and striped. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Howard’s Star. Rich crimson, with a distinct white star in center. 
Pkt. IS cts. 

Rosy Morn. Soft carmine-pink. Pkt. 15 cts. 

The Rainbow. This large-flowering single variety is of immense 
size, throats of intense yellow, lobes and fringe of rainbow colorings 
making a very attractive combination. Pkt. 25 cts.. 5 pkts. for $1. 
Snowstorm. Pure white, single. This variety comes true from seed. 
Pkt. 25 cts. 

Hybrida, Single Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts.. Koz. 40 cts., oz. 75 cts. 

“RHEINGOLD” {Petunia grandiflora superbiuima) 

Petunia "Rheingold" belongs to the .Superbissima class of large- 
flowering Petunias. It has very large flowers of noble shape, whose 
widely opened throat, far up toward the outer margin, is steeped 
into a clear, bright golden yellow, untarnished by the usual net of 
dark veins, and which with the pure white margin is of a most mar- 
velous effect. No lover of Petunias can afford to be without the 
“Rheingold" Petunia. Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for $1.25. 


This fine new Petunia of the Grandiflora superbissima class, 
bears very large, dark crimson flowers. The petals are boldly 
waved and frilled to such an extent that the widely opened, bril- 
liant black throat of the flower is often almost concealed. A grand 
variety. Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for $1.25. 

Poly anthus (Primula elalior) H.P. 


J Excellent for bedding | ! 

'•} yioz.. $1.50. . 

Gold-laced. 10 in. Mixed. Spring $0 

Giant White. Pure white; for bedding. ..... . .Moz., Il . . 

" Crimson. 

" Yellow .. . . T • .u 

“ Blue I in the spring 

Primrose (Bunch-flowered Primrose). Mixed large-flowered 
bedding hybrids. Extra-choice strain. Most carefully selec- 
ted for habit, rich colors and size of bloom; the finest 
strain procurable for bedding purposes, etc.; of upright 

habit Hoz., Si. . 

Finest English Mixed. 10 in. Mixed. Spring. .Xoz., 50c. . 

PEPPER, CelestiaL Finest strain. One of the best plants 

for Christmas 

PHYSALIS (Alkekengi) (Chinese Lantern Plant, or 
Winter Cherry). H.P. Very pretty red-podded plants. 
Hardy and easy to cultivate. Much used for "market 

bouquets" and winter decoration 

PHYSOSTEGIA (False Dragonhead). H.P. 3M ft. 

Speciosa. Pink 

" alba. White 


HARDY DOUBLE — Hybrid White Clove Carnation, 

Mrs. Sinkins 5 <> 

Hybrid Red Clove Carnation, Homer. Fine double; 

dark rose with crimson center 50 

Also see Carnation and Dianthus 

BODDINGTON’S RUFFLED GIANTS. A grand selection of 
single fringed Petunias in a bewildering profusion of colors, some 
most beautifully veined and all handsomely ruffled. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Petunias, Boddington’s Ruffled Giants 

PLATYCODON (Bellflower). See Wahlenbergia. 
POLEMONIUM (Jacob's Ladder). H.P. i ft. 

Cseruleum album. White. June to Octolier. .oz., 75c. . 
" grandiflorum. Deep blue. June to Octol>er 

oz.. 50c. . . 

Richardsonii. Sky-blue. June and July oz., Ji... 


Fine Mixed, Single oz., 30c.. .. 

“ " Double Jioz., 75c .. . 


The plant attains a height of about 14 inches and is of a compact 
habit of growth. The flowers are of medium size, with finely fringM 
and curled borders and of a distinct yellow which deepens in 
the throat. Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for 11.25. 



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Arthur T. Boddington, 34;:? West l4th St., New York City 

Boddington's Quality Phlox 
Drummondii h.a. i ft. 

Boddington’s Quality FUox 

Kermesina. Vivid crimson .. 
Leopoldii. Scarlet, white eye. 

Rosea. Rose 

Splendens. Ver- 
milion - scarlet. 

I'kt. :o cts., 'A 
oz. 40 cts. 

Stellata splendens. 

Star - like crimson. 

Pkt. 10 cts., tfoz. 40c. 

Violet. Violet, white 
eye. Pkt. locts., Koz. 

40 cts. 

Grandiflora, Mixed. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. Si. 50. 

Collection of 12 varieties, as 
above, $1 ; 6 varieties, as 
above, 50 cts. 


Plants of this charming sec- 
tion grow only 6 or 8 inches 
high, and form dense 
masses of bloom all sum- 
mer. Especially useful for 
beds, edgings, pots, etc. 

Surprise. Hrilliant vermil- 
ion, with pure white star 
center : splendid for groups 
and edgings. Pkt. lo cts., 

^oz 75 cts. 

Snowball. Pure Pkt. J^oz. 

white 5 o lo So 75 

Fireball. Bright flame-red 10 75 

Hortensiaeflora. Rose 10 75 

Bunch of Roses. \’ery fine; pink and crimson 10 1 00 

Dwarf Fancy Mixed oz.,S2.. 10 

P'or brilliant effect and continuous blooming in 
the flower garden the Phlox cannot be surpassed. 
GRANDIFLORA. This section has beauti- 
ful, round-petaled flowers, larger than in the 
older sorts. 

Boddington’s Brilliant. The Pkt. fiOz. 

finest brilliant crimson in exist- 
ence, and when planteti with the 
pure w hite makes a striking con- 
trast So 25 $0 50 

Alba. Pure white 10 40 

Atropurpurea oculata. Purple, 

white eye 10 40 

Chamois Rose. A soft shade 10 40 

Coccinea. Large; brilliant scarlet . 10 40 

Crimson 10 40 

Eclipse. Rose, with white eye and 

white eilge 10 40 

Isabellina. Yellow 10 40 

10 40 

10 40 

10 40 

PHLOX decussata ( P'latne Flower). H.P. 3 ft. Mixed. 

Newest hybrids. June to August 25 1 75 


SHIRLEY, Single. H.A. Brilliant, dazzling colorings and won- 
derful variety ; very effective for display in the garden or for 

Bosy Pink, frilled edge 
Orange-scarlet, white center. 
Pure White. 

Rosy Pink, white edge. 
Orange-pink, white center. 
Deep Pink. 

Deep Apricot. 

White Salmon, pink edge. 

White, pink edge. 

Carmine -crimson. 

Deep Scarlet, with cream base 
Rosy-scarlet, white base. 
Whitt, shaded pink. 

Orange, Pink and White. 

The above collection of 16 varieties for $1.26; pkt. 10 cts. 
Collection of 8 varieties for 66 cts. 

Finest mixed, pkt. 6 cts., 01 . 60 cts , 1/4 lb. $1.26. 

Shirley Pomjies can be sown in the late summer for fall flowering 
being very effective at that season of the year, and fully repaying 
any trouble. 

Carnation-flowered Poppy (See opposite page) 





Poppies, Single Annual H.A. 

ADMIRAL POPPY (Papaver pceoniflomm) 

This single, poeonj'-flowered Poppy is of surprising beauty. It is 
characterized bv large, round, smootli-edged flowers of glistening pure 
white, with a broad band of brilliant scarlet around the top occupying 
a full quarter of the corolla. These two colors form an e.xtremely tell- 
ing contrast, similar to that seen in the variety Danebrog. Planted in 
groups, the new Admiral Poppy, which comes true from seed, pro- 
duces a magnificent effect. Pkt. lo cts., 3 pkts. for 25 cts. 

Pkt. Oz 

Danebrog. Large flowers of brilliant scarlet, with a sil- 
ver spot on each of the petals -_$o 05 $0 25 

Flag of Truce. 2 ft. Large satiny white flowers 3 to 4 in. 

across; e.xtremely handsome 05 25 

Umbrosum. Vermilion, with shining black spot on each 

petal 05 25 

Glaucum (Tulip Poppy) 10 50 

The Tulip. This variety grows about i ft. in height and 
closely resembles a Due van Thol tulfp .... Koz., 50 cts.. . 10 
English Scarlet. The variety that grows in the “corn 

fields” of P'ngland 10 

Fine Annual Single Mixed. Brilliant colors 05 20 

Poppies, Double Annual H.A. 

Carnation-flowered. 2 ft. Flowers round, very double 

and with finely fringed petals. Finest mixed 05 20 

American Flag. These are robust growers about 2 ft. 
high, well branched, bearing freely large flowers; a pure 

white ground, margined dark orange-scarlet 10 30 

The Mikado. The petals are cut and fringed ; pure white 

at the back, fringed edges brilliant scarlet 05 25 

Japanese Pompone. Very free-blooming; small flowers 
the size of the Pompone Dahlia 14 oz. ,30 cts . . 05 

Oriental Poppy 


Cardinal. ] 



White Swan. 

Pure double white flowers; beautifully 

Collection of above 10 varieties for 60 cts. 


$0 25 











Shirley Poppy (See preceding page) 

Poppies, Hardy Perennial 

For permanent beds these elegant large-flowering hardy Poppies 
are unequaled. 

Papaver alpinnm. Mixed. i ft. All colors. Summer $0 10 

Bracteatum hybridum. 2'A ft. Red. Summer 10 

“ Livermere. 2K ft. Crimson. Summer 10 

Involucratum maximum. 2K ft. Red. Summer 10 

Nudicaule (Iceland Poppy) croceum. Yellow. .J 4 oz., 75c.. . 10 

“ coccineum. Scarlet Koz., 75c. .. 10 

“ album. White Jioz.,75c... 10 

“ Mixed Xoz.,50c... 10 

Orientale, Blush Queen. 3 ft. ;Pink. Summer 10 

“ Brightness. 3 ft. Scarlet. Summer 10 

“ Brilliant. 3 ft. Crimson. Summer 10 

“ Goliath. 3 ft. Crimson. Midsummer 10 

“ Grand Mogul. 3ft. Crimson. Midsummer.... 10 

« Parkmanii. 3 ft. Scarlet. Midsummer 10 

“ Prince of Orange. 3 ft. Orange. Midsummer. 10 

“ Royal Scarlet. 3 ft. Scarlet. Midsummer 10 

“ Salmon Queen. 3 ft. Salmon. Midsummer 10 

“ Trilby. 3 ft. Salmon. Midsummer 10 

“ Colosseum. Brilliant deep scarlet ; immense flow- 
ers, 7 to 73^ inches across 10 

“ Mammoth. Bright scarlet flowers, borne on 4-ft. 

stems 25 

“ Mixed Jioz., 75 cts-. . 10 

Collection of 12 Oriental Poppies, as above, $1 


Arthur T. Bo ddington, 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 


Matchless Giant Primulas 

Giant Primula, The Duchess 

Tile followinp; varieties are vast improvements on the oldtype 
of P. obconica, being freer flowering ami of sturdier liabit. In 
habit and foliage they resemble the beautiful P. Corlusoides, 
and it is one of the most useful I’rimulas for pot culture or for 
the open IxDrder during the summer months. To obtain good 
plants for winter and early spring flowering, the seed should 
be sown in warmth the previous April or May, and wintered in 
a cool greenhouse or frame. 

Primula obconica gigantea Kermesina. Beautiful deep 

Primula obconica gigantea alba. The pure white flowers 
greatly enhance the beauty of the existing lilac, rose and 
crinnon shades. 

Primula obconica gigantea lilacina. Beautiful lilac. 
Primula obconica gigantea rosea. Lovely rose. 

Primula obconica gigantea grandiOora. Mixed varieties, 
ccntaining pure white to deep crimson. 

Each of above, Mpkt. 30 cts., pkt. 60 cts. 
PRIMULA floribnnda ^andiflora (Buttercup), Small, 
yellow flowers borne in great profusion; fine for pots, 
i’kt. .so cts. 

ForbesI (Baby Primrose). Pkt. 25 cts. 


Our Ptimala Sinensis seed has been specially grown for us 
by the most celebrated English I’rimula specialist. The flowers 
are remarkable, not only for size, beauty and brilliancy' of the 
colors, but for the great sutjstance of the petals. Considerable 
care is necessary in order to secure the successful germination 
of the seed of the choice kinds of P. Sinensis. The most suit- 
able periods for sowing are January to M.ay for autumn, and 
June to August for spring blooming. Shallow pans, well 
drained, are the best, the soil consisting of sandy loam and 
leaf-mold, worked through a fine sieve ; the pans when thus pre- 
pareil, should be well watered before the seed is sown Only a 
slight covering of soil or sand is needetl. What has most to be 
guarded against is drought ; the soil should be kept in as etjua- 
hle degree of moisture as possible, never 
being on the dry side. We attribute more 
failures to this cause than to any other. 

Just at the time when the seed commences 
to germinate the least departure from this 
is fatal. 

Boddington’s Matchless Giant Pri- 
mulas, Mixed. This selection includes 
all our finest Giant Single Primulas. 
> 4 pkt. 60 cts., pkt. Si. 

Boddington’s Matchless Giant Pore 

Boddington’s Matchless Giant Blush* 

Boddington’s M'atchless Giant 
Orange King. Orange-salmon, edged 

Boddington’s Matchless Giant Rose, 

Boddington’s Matchless Giant 

Boddington’s Matchless Giant Royal 

Boddington’s Matchless Giant Art 
Shades. A delightful assortment of es- 
thetic colors. 

Each, Mpkt. 60 cts., pkt. $1. Collection of 
above 8 varieties, jipkt. each for *3.50 

Sutton’s Coral Pink. The name de* 
scribes it; habit dwarf and compact; 
flowersthrown well above foliage. Pkt. $1, 

The Duchess. Large pure white flowers, 
with zone of bright rosy carmine, sur- 
rounding a clear yelic w eye. J^pkt. 60C., 
pkt. ,^i. 

Boddington’s Matchless Double 
Mixed. Mpkt. 60 cts., pkt. $ 1 . 

Boddington’e Doable Primula 


PRIMULA {Primula slellata) 

We offer a greatly improved strain of 
these new and free-flowering Primulas, 
saved from named varieties only. They 
make excellent pot plants for decorative 

Boddington’s Giant White Star. Pure 

Boddington’s Giant Purple Star. 

Rosy purple. 

Boddington’s Giant Red Star. Intense 

carmine- red. 

Boddington’s Giant Blue Star. Hea- 
enly blue. 

Boddington’s Giant Pink Star. Soft 

Boddington’s Giant Salmon Star. 

Deej) salmon. 

Boddington’s Star Choicest Mixture. 
Each of above, J^pkt. 60 cts., pkt. $1. 
Collection of above 6 varieties, Mpkt. 
each, for $3. 

Boddington’s Star Boddington’s Giant Double Crimson 
Primula Star. V’ery fine double form of the 

Stellata type. Mpkt. 60 cts., pkt. $1. 





Boddington’s Matchless Giant White Primula (See opposite page) 


Primula Kewensis (Giant Buttercup.) This plant is a 

— ■ ^ — strong grower, 

with bright green leaves and numerous erect flower-scapes lo to i8 
inches in height, producing flowers in whorls at intervals along their 
whole length The flowers are fragrant, bright yellow in color, with 
a slender tube and spreading limb nearly an inch in diameter. As a 
winter-flowering decorative plant it is an acquisition ; very florifer- 
ous when in a small state, l^pkt. 6o cts., pkt. $i. 

Primula Kewensis, var. Farinosa (Veitch). ^ new 

^ — selec- 

tion obtained from the beautiful Primula Kewensis. The stems 
and foliage, being elegantly covered with a silvery white powder, 
make it a most charming and effective variety. The plant is of the 
same strong growth and habit as the type, with numerous fragrant 
bright yellow flowers. Pkt. 75 cts. 

Primula nulveru^enf'a. habit and foliage it resembles P. 

^ Japonica, but differs in having 

larger and more richly colored flowers, and in having the flower 
stems and calyces thickly coated with a white farina or meal. From 
a horticultural standpoint this peculiarity renders the plant remark- 
ably distinct, and also serves to emphasize the deep purple-maroon 
color of the flowers. Pkt. 75 cts. 

Primula Veitchii. ^ species introduced from Western 
* China, where it occurs at elevations of from 
8,000 to 10,000 feet, on cliffs and dry banks, approaching the well- 
known Primula corlusoides in foliage and habit, but a finer and 
more robust species. The leaves have a dark green, slightly pubes- 
cent upper surface, the under surface being covered with a dense 
white tomentum. The flowers produced in an umbel of 10 to 20 
blooms, terminating a scape some 12 to 14 inches high, are about an 
inch in diameter, of deep rose-color with an orange ring surround- 
ing the yellow mouth of the tube. Hardy perennial. Pkt. 75 cts. 


Primnla acaalis. Finest large-flowered. Dark yellow fo 25 

Auricnla. Mixed 25 

Cortusoides amoena (Sieboldii). Deep pink 2 ^ 

Denticulata. Lavender 15 

“ alba. White I 5 

Elatior. Yellow 25 

Vulgaris (English Yellow). Yellow ^02.500... 'o 

Japonica. Pure white *5 

Rosea. Rose *5 

Veris anrea. Yellow 

For other hardy Primulas, see Polyanthus 


Ar thur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 

Rehmannia angulata. Pink Perfection 

PUERARIA Thunbergiana (Kiulzu Vine). H.P. Very Pkt. 
slrong. li.irily cliniljer, making iininense growth during tlie 
summer montlis. (irown clnelly for its foliage, wliich is 
very dense; quickly covers latticework or verandas, etc...$o lo 
PYRETHRUM. H.II.P. ,\n exceedingly ornamental dwarf- 
growing plant, yellow foliage for edging and rihhon beds. 
Aureum ((lolden Feather), i ft. Bright yellow foliage ; fine 

for bedding oz.,5octs... 05 

Selaginoides. Foliage bright golden yellow, finely serrated ; 

compact habit; fine for bedding oz., 75 cts... to 

Golden Moss (new). Intensely curled and crested; the 

most suitable for carpet bedding 25 

Roseum. H I’. Single red I’vrethrum 10 

Hybridum, Boddington’s Choice Single Mixed 10 

“ fl. pi. H.P. Double Pyrethrum. Beautiful 

aster-like flowers. All colors, from pure 

white to deep crimson 25 

Uliginosum. H.P. White daisy-like flowers ; very floriferous 10 

Ricinus (Castor-oil Bean) H.A. 

From seed they (piickly attain gigantic proportions, and are or- 
namental till destroyed by frost. 

Borbo nien s 1 s 
arboreus. 15 
ft. Large and 
hand some 
green foliage. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 

15 cts. 


5 ft. Red-ma- 
roon. Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 25 cts. 

tor-oil Plant). 6 
ft. Large, green 
foliage. Pkt. 5c. 
oz. 20 cts. 

Gibsonli. 6 ft. 

Dark purplish 
red foliage. 

Pkt. 5c,, oz. 20C. 

Sangulnens tricolor. 10 ft. Red spotted fruit in clusters; red foliage 
Zanzibarensis roseus 

“ maculatus. 

“ cinerascens. 

Primula obconica gigantea (see page 42) 


Mixed. 15 cts. A race from E 
of enormous size, varying in 

Very distinct types of If. Zanzi - 1 
barensis; handsome foliage, with! 
distinct midribs. 1 

Collection of 4 varieties for 30 cts. 

color from 



So 05 

So 10 














Rehmannia angulata h.h.p. 

A half-hardy herbaceous perennial, recently introduced by us from Central China. 
The flowers, which are freely produced on the upper third of the branches, resemble 
individually those of Incarziillea Delavayi; they are 3 inches in diameter; rose-purple 
in color, with a rich yellow throat spotted with purple. The plants are of easy culture, 
and flower within nine months from the time of sowing the seed. The flowers are almost 
as large as a gloxinia, and of a rich rose-red, shaded with purple. See illustration. 
Pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for $1.25. 

Rehmannia angulata hybrida. 

Its parent, Rehmannia anfriilata. The gloxmia-like flowers are tigered and spotted and 
jiresent a variety of coloring which will increase the popularity of this valuable plant. 
Will flower the first year from seed if sown early. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

Rehmannia angulata. Pink Perfection, viry ^ beLtX*?*’and 

desirable plant, and is one of the finest subjects for conservatory decoration that has 
been introduced for many years. Its cultivation is of the simplest. The large flowers, 
resembling those of the Incarvillea, are of a clear, bright pink color, with a distinct pale 
throat, the markings of which vary considerably. The spikes are from 4 to 5 feet high 
and produce their flowers from within a few inches from the base, which is a great 
advantage ; they continue in flower for several months. Pkt. 35 cts., 3 pkts. for $1. 

Romneya Coulteri. h.h.p. Large white California Poppy. Pkt. 10 cts., 

54oz. 50 cts. 


For two successive years we have won the Morse Silver Cup for the finest 
collection and best display of Sweet Peas at the exhibitions in New York City of 
the National Sweet Pea Society of America. 




Rhodanthe Manglesi (Straw Flower) h.a. 

A little-known plant, but very largely grown for the London Covent Garden 
Plant Market. Sow in 5- or 6-incli pots, and thin out to about ten plants. An inter- 
mediate temperature is all it requires. A most beautiful and attractive plant, i>ink 

and white, equally good for summer beds or borders, outside. Pkt. Oz. 

Maculata. Bright pink, with crimson circle $0 05 $0 75 

“ Alba. Pure white; very beautiful 05 75 

Mangiest. Brilliant rose 05 75 

Finest Mixed 05 60 

ROCKET, Sweet. H.P. iK ft. A very interesting, useful and free-flowering 
plant. Blooming early, it remains beautiful for a long time in beds, ribbons, 
etc. Pkt. 

Purple. Improved purple oz. 30c. ..|o 05 

White oz. 30c. .. 05 

Finest Mixed. V'arious colors “ 25c... 05 

RCDBECKIA (Te.xas Cone Flower). These robust-growing plants are be- 
coming very popular for border decoration. They are of very easy culture 
and produce showy flowers during summer and autumn. 

Bioolor superba. H.A. iK ft. Bright yellow with black-purple center 

oz. 60c. . . 10 

Newmani. H P. 2 ft. Large, golden yellow flowers, with velvety maroon 

center cone 15 

Fulgida. H.P. Small yellow flowers ; very free 10 

Purpurea (Echinacea). H.P. Hardy purple sunflower 15 

Salpiglossis H.H.A. 2 ft. 

Highly ornamental half-hardy annual, with large, veined, funnel-shaped flowers, 
much prized for cutting ; very showy in beds or borders. Those who grow a bed of 
these beautiful plants will find it one of the most striking features of the garden during 
July and August. Height, 3 ft. Finest mixed, pkt. 50 cts., 3 pkts. for $1.25. 

SANVITALIA. 6 in. Half-hardy annuals of a very free-flowering character. 

The flowers are bright yellow color, with a dark disc. Pkt. 

Procumbens. Single vehow flowers with dark center $0 10 

“ £1. pi. Double bright yellow flowers 10 

SAPONARIA (Soapwort). H.P. %ft. Midsummer. 

Ocymoides. Rose oz. 30c... 05 

“ splendens. Crimson “ 30c... 05 

SAXIFRAGA (Megasea) Megasea Hybrids. H.P. 1 ft. Pink. Spring. 
Large-flowering 25 

Saintpaulia lonantha (African Violet) g.p. 

Salvia H.H.P. 2 ft. 

An interesting plant ; the leaves, which are dark green, spread themselves laterally 
just over the soil, and form, as it were, a rosette, in the center of which spring up quite 
a bouquet of flowers, violet-like both in color and shape, 1 K in. in diameter, and grace- 
fully borne on stalks 2 to 3 inches high. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

Boddington’s Large-Flowered Salpiglossis 

Magnificient bedding plants of the most brilliant and effective character. Laden 
with scarlet spikes, a bed forms a beautiful and highly attractive object. 

Clara Bedman (Bonfire), if^ft. The finest Salvia for bedding yet introduced. The Pkt. l{oz. 

spikes stand out stiff and erect, while they bear from 20 to 30 flowers each $0 10 So 75 

Splendens. Bright scarlet spikes, varying from 16 to 24 inches in length oz. $1.50.. 10 40 

“ Bali of Fire. Very dwarf and early. Varies from dark scarlet to blood-red. 

A well-known and popular hybrid to 75 

“ Little Lord Fauntleroy. Neat and compact, growing upright and free- 

flowering Vsoz. 75c. . . 10 


Salpiglossis Grandiflora Snperbissima Anrea. 


Golden yellow. 

“ Rosea. Rose. 

“ “ “ Chamoise. Light pink. 

“ “ “ Brown with Gold. 

“ “ “ Cocoinea. Dark scarlet. 

“ “ “ Brilliant Crimson. 

“ “ “ Light Blue. 

“ “ “ Purplish Violet. 

All of above, pkt. 10 cts. each, %oz. 25 cts. The collection of 8 varieties, as above, 

75 cts. ; 6 for 40 cts. 

Salpiglossis Grandiflora superbissima. Finest Mixture. Pkt. loc., oz. $2. 
“ “ Emperor. Forms one leading stem, and bears on 

its summit a bouquet of 
beautiful flowers, each 
veined with gold. Pkt. 10c. 
Grandiflora, Tall Mixed. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz, $1.50. 
Grandiflora, Dwarf 
Mixed. Pkt. 5c., oz. $1.50. 

Salpiglossis grandiflora Emperor 

46 Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St.. New York City 

SALVIA, continued pjct, ^oz. 

Splendens aucubaefolia ( Silverspot). D.irk green 
leaves, with light sulphur sjKJts, resembling an aucuba: 

bright scarlet llower So to $o $o 

Splendens oarminea. Splendid ruse-carmine; a new 

shade not seen heretofore in the Salvia; dwarf 25 

Splendens gigantea. Attains the enormous height of 7 
feet ; highly recommended for groups or individual 

specimens 10 75 

Splendens pendula. Drooping spikes. \’ery large 

drooping spikes of brilliant scarlet llowers 25 

Splendens, Boddfngton’s Miniature. R,'irly, dwarf; 

12 in.; very free- How ering, covered the whole sum- 
mer with large flower spikes of rich scarlet 25 

Splendens nana compacta. Triumph of Italy. This 
is a grand Salvia from Italy. The novelty if its uni(|ue 
color which is a splendid vivid rose-lilac. The plant 
grows to about 20 inches in height, is free-flowering and 
compactin form;an excellent bedding variety .3 pkts. Ji. 35 
Zurich. A new dwarf scarlet. A compact, very early and 
very free-llowertiig variety of the Splendens type, the 
plant not exceeding more than 12 inches in height, with 
erect spikes covered with a mass of the most brilliant 
scarlet flowers. It commences to bloom early in June, 
and continues to make a grand display throughout the 

autumn 5 pkts. for $1, Hoz. Si- 5 o-- 25 75 

Patens. 0 . 1 ’. Rich deep blue ; fragratit 25 1 25 

Boddington’s Quality Bcabious 

SALVIA, continued pjjj 

Patens compacta nana. This variety is a great improve- 
ment over the well-known Salvia Patens. The very robust- 
growing plants arc extremely free-llowcring. If sown early 
under gl.ass, the plants, which grow to a height of 18 inches, 
begin to bloom in early July. On account of the very compact 
and regularly formed plants, it jiroduces an unusual number 
of flower-stems, on which you will always find from three to 
five open flowers. The plants are so much more compact and 
dwarf than the type that the flower-stems are considerably 
longer and freer, surmounting luxuriant dark green foliage. Oil 
account of the rare color, namely, navy blue, this novelty, no 
doubt, is extremely desirable and should be one of the best fall 

llowers for the garden 3 pkts. for 5> - -$o 35 

Plttierl. H.H.P. This pretty Salvia, introduced some years 
ago, may also be easily propagated by seed. It forms well- 
branched and compact-growing Inishes of about 3 feet high and 
stands all the summer in full bloom. The flowers of a vivid 
cochineal-red, standing on dark, rather bluish hued stems, and 
even the cups in which the yet unopenetl flowers stand are 

quite dark 6 pkts. for 50 cts. . . 10 

Turkestanica. H.H.P. .An exceedingly decorative new plant, 
producing in midsummer long and graceful panicles of white 
flowers, intermixed with bracts of the same color edged light 
pink. The plant grows over 3 feet high and its large crimpled 
foliage gives it a most picturesque appearance. Although a 
perennial and quite hardy, it is best grown as a biennial and 
IS partial to light soil. Very ornamental in large beds and on 
lawns. It was awarded a certificate of merit by the Royal Hor- 
ticultural Society 2 pkts. for 25 cts... 15 

Boddington's Quality Scabious h.a. 

Mourning Bride, Sweet Scabious, Pin-Cushion Flower. Egyptian Rose, Etc. 

A very showy, free-flowering plant, producing a great profusion 
of beautiful ancl richly colored llowers. 


The flower-heads of large size, of the purest snow-white, are borne 
on long wire-like stems nearly a foot in length and thus lentl them- 
selves to all floral work, as well as to floral decoration. Pkt. 15 cts., 
2 pkts. for 25 cts. 


Pkt. Oz. 



The Fairy. Fine 

Cherry-red a 

n d 

azure-blue So 

10 $1 00 




ji 00 

Fire King. Rich 



I 00 

rosy crimson 

10 1 00 



I 00 

Snowbali. White... 

10 I 00 



I 00 

Pompadour. Claret- 

Black-purple . . . 



()urple, edged white. 

10 I 00 



I 00 


10 I 00 

White and Lilac 


I 00 

The collection of above 

12 varieties SO 


•• “ 



Dwarf Double, i ft. 

Many-colored; mixed 



Tall Double. 2 ft. Very showy. 

Mixed colors 



Caucasica. H.P. 2 ft. Magnificent hardy perennial, 

with beautiful large light blue flowers >{oz , $1.. 10 

Caucasica perfecta. Darker than the type, with white 

center; showy 25 

Caucasica perfecta alba. A splendid large flower; 
pure white; grand for cutting Koz. Si 50.. 25 

Schizanthus (Butterfly Flower) H.A. \'/i ft. 

Elegant free flowering, hardy annuals for the garden in summer 
or for pot culture in the greenhouse during winter. 

WISETONENSIS. The colors are varied, ranging from white 
with yellow center to pink with brown center. Most useful as a 
winter plant, and should be given a place in every greenhouse. 
I'kt. 50 cts. 

Pinnatus, Mixed. Excellent for greenhouse or outdoor decora- 
tion; large flowers, beautifully spotted. I’kt. to cts. 

Retnsus, Mixed. A mixture of all the most showy varieties. 
Fkl. 10 cts. 

Try some of the Novelties described and figured on pages 1 to 8. They will repay the up-to-date gardener 




Schizanthus Grandiflorus 


BODDINGTON’S SELECT HYBRIDS. Plants exhibited by C. K. G. 
Billings (James Bell, Gardener) at the great International Flower Show, 
New York City, last April, were awarded First Prize and a Silver Medal. 

This strain is superior to any of the Schizanthus in cultivation; the flowers are much larger, better shaped, and the colors 
show a wide range, including shades of yellow, apricot, pink, salmon, carmine, crimson, mauve and purple, in various markings, 
and combinations. In habit, the plants are very dwarf and bushy, and the flowers invaluable for cutting. Schizanthus plants 
have become indispensable for greenhouse and conservatory decoration, and as a pot-plant for decoration they are unequaled. 

Pkt. 75 cts., 3 for $2. 


The Schiza7ithus grandiflorus Boddinglonii , wlien well grown, is one of the most desirable annuals for greenhouse culture. As a con- 
servatory plant it is unequaled, lasting in bloom for months; as a cut-flower for dinner table, or other decoration, it is one of the daintiest 
things that can be used. The past season we have used it frequently, and it never failed to bring forth admiration. It is of very easy 
culture, but will not stand coddling in any shape or form. The young plants should never be allowed to become stunted, or pot-bound, 
but should always be kept on the move. A cool treatment is what it delights in. 

The finest variety that I have had the privilege of growing yet is the one figured on the frontispiece. This shows merely a single 
spray and was taken to show the individual flowers, and not the habit, of the plant. This is indeed a splendid variety, and the introducer, 
Arthur T. Boddington, deserves great credit for it. The colors are most varied, the flowers large and well formed, and the habit is all 
that can be desired for a pot-plant, being very compact and bushy. 



Arthur T. Boddington, 

342 West 14th St.. New York City 

Senecio (Jacobaea) 

Streptocarpus, Boddington’s Hybrids G.P. 

One of the Grandest Stocks in Cultivation, Queen Alexandra 

LarKe-flowering Pyramidal 
Ten-Weeks. II. A. This fine nov- 
elty Stock is of robust pyramidal 
habit and reaches the height of 2 H 
feet and even more, under good cul- 
tivation. It is somewhat later than 
the orclinary Ten-Weeks varieties, 
and usually starts into flower 
when the former are through 
blooming. This will be a fine addi- 
tion to the Ten-Weeks Stock and 
will prove a very useful cut-flower 
variety, owing to length of stem. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for (i. 

A.brotanifoIius aurantiacus (Groundsel). II. P. l ft. Purple. 
Summer. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Ciivorum. H P. This bold and handsome herbaceous plant is a 
strong-growing perennial, with bold foliage and rich orange-yellow 
flowers, well adapted for planting by the sitles of lakes or streams ; 
it succeeds ecpially well in any ordinary herbaceous border. It is 
quite hardy, and remains in bloom from five to six weeks during 
July and .August. Height, 4 to s ft. .Award of .Merit, Royal Horti- 
cultural Society. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Elegans, Double Mixed (Double Jacobaea). H.A. Profuse-bloom- 
ing hardy annuals with showy double flowers, very useful for beds 
or m.assing ; also well suited for carpeting between newly planted 
shrubs; a rather light soil is preferable; many brilliant colors. 
Height, 9 in. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Tangutlcns. H P. A hardy herbaceous perennial, with erect 
stems 5 to 6 ft. in height, clothed with elegant cut foliage and 
dense terminal panicles of bright yellow flowers. A useful plant 
for the wild garden. Award of Merit, Royal Horticultural Society. 
Pkt. 25 cts. 

SEDUM ooernlenm (Blue Pkt. 

.Annual Stonecrop). 3 in. 

A useful plant for rock- 
work, edgings, stone 

walls or dry situations 

’/ioz., 7sc.. .$0 10 

mosa pudica. H.H..A. 1 ft. 

One of the most remarkable 
and interesting plants in 
cultivation; the leaves, 
when touched, instantly 
fold up oz., 60 cts.... 10 

M. Spegazziniana. The larg- 
est of all sensitive plants. 

If sown early, the plants 
attain a height of 7 ft. by 
midsummer, covered with 
large, pinnated, sensitive 
leaves, and producing freelj' 
clusters of pinkish white 
flowers, the whole plant 
being covered with a blue 
hue. As valuable for deco- 
rative purposes as it is in- 
teresting for its sensitive 
properties 25 

SHAMROCK (True Irish). 

Small-leaved Shamrock .. 

oz., $2.. 10 

SILENE (Catchfly). Free- 
blooming hardy plants of 
easiest cultivation, useful 
for beds and borders. 

Armeria. H.A. Mixed col- 
ors 05 

Pendula. 6 in. Dwarf rose. 

Excellent for spring bed- 
ding oz., 30c... 05 

Pendula. 6in. Dwarf white. 

oz., 30C... 05 

SILPHIDM perfoliatum 

(Rosin Weed). H.P. 6 in. 

Yellow. Fall 10 

(Satin Lily) H.P. 2 ft. 
Yellow. Aiay to .August .. . 10 

Quality Stocks 




Excellent for a summer- or win- 
ter-flowering variety. The extra- 
ordinary growth of this variety is 
caused by the central stem divid- 
ing into twelve to fifteen l.ateral 
branches which, in their turn, pro- 
duce fifteen to twenty side shoots, 
forming magnificent spikes of flow- 
ers. Color, fine shade of carmine- 
rose, similar to Queen .Alexandra. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for 5 i. 


.A novel race of free-blooming greenhouse pot-plants, now in uni- 
versal demand; bright, cheerful, basting The mixture we offer is a 
carefully fertilized strain. Sow in pans of rich soil in early spring, in 
heat, and pot off into small pots when large enough to handle. Keep 
the seed pans moist. 

Boddington’s Choice Hybrids. Superb mixture, the latest 
type in all colors $0 50 

STATICE (Sea Lavender). H.P. 

Incana bybrida nana. 4 in. V'iolet. June to September 

!4oz., 30 cts.. . 10 

Sinensis. 16 in. Yellow. June to September 10 

Suworowi. 18 in. Rose. June to September 10 

Incana bybrida alba. 18 in. White, June to September... 10 
Latifolia. 2 ft. Blue. June to September 10 

STOKESIA cyanea (Hardy Blue Aster). H P. 2 ft Blue. 
July to October ,0 

SMILAX oz.,5octs... 10 

SOLANUM (Jerusalem Cher- 
ry). H.H.P. 

Arboreum. Very handsome 
large foliage ; fine for bed- 
ding 10 

Capsicastrum. Co vent 
(iarden strain. Upright ; 
covered with scarlet berries 

during winter 25 

Pyracanthnm. Very spiny 
handsome foliage; grand 
for semi-tropical bedding; 
grows 3 to 4 ft. Makes hand- 
some specimens 25 

STEVIA serrata. G.P. 2 ft. 
Pure white ; very fine. Pro- 
duces very graceful sprays 
of tiny flowers; exceetlingly 

valuable for cutting 

Koz., 40 cts. .. 10 
antbns (pages 27 and 28). 

Boddington’s Quality 
Flower Seeds have 
helped to make the 
gardens of America 



Boddington’s Quality Large-Flowering 
German Ten-W^eeks Stocks 





Brilliant Rose 

$0 75 
















Dark Biood-Red 






“ Violet-Blue 






“ Purple 






Flesh Color 
























Fine Mixed 






Collection oi above 10 varieties 



“ “6 varieties 


Boddington’s Quality Cut-and-Come- Again 

These splendid Stocks will flower continuously through the summer 

if sown early. Pkt y^oz. 

Princess Alice. White $o 15 $i 00 

Apple Blossom. Light pink 15 i 00 

Peach Blossom. Soft pink 15 i 00 

Chamoise 15 i 00 

Bridesmaid. Rose 15 i 00 

Canary. Yellow 15 i 00 

Flamingo. Blood-red 15 i 00 

Blue Jay. Light blue 15 i 00 

Violet. Dark blue 15 i 00 

Carminea. Crimson 15 l 00 

Collection of above 10 varieties 25 

“ “ 6 varieties 76 


the best double white Stocks, taller growing than the Ten- 

Weeks. Pot-grown seed 02., $6.. 25 i 00 


Of lu.xurious growth, attaining a height of 3 ft. in the open 
ground, producing a single long, sturdy spike of bloom 
closely furnished with enormous double flowers. Pure 

white 25 2 00 

white, very large, double and early 10 

j Boddington’s Quality "Wintef Stocks 

If sown early these Stocks will flower in late summer. 

Empress Elizabeth. Splendid winter Stock. Carmine-rose. Pkt. 25c. 

Beauty of Nice. Daybreak. Pink ; one of the best. Pkt. 15 cts. 

Almond Blossom. Another fine new color of this splendid class, 
comprising our former introductions. Beauty of Nice, Queen Alex- 
andra and Crimson King. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

Canary-Yellow. Undoubtedly the finest yellow Stock yet raised ; 
produces large spikes of beautiful sweet-scented flowers on well- 
shaped plants. Wallflower-leaved foliage, similar to that of our 
well-known Cut-and-Come-Again, to which this variety makes a 
good companion. Height, 15 in. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for'$i. 

Crimson King. The plant attains a height of 2 to 2'A ft. and throws 
I a gigantic flower-spike i ft. in length, around which are a number of 
1 side shoots, covered with large fragrant flowers of a brilliant fiery 
crimson, a large percentage of which are double. Pkt. 25 cts,. 

I 5 pkts. for $1. 

; Express Augusta Victoria. A grand winter Stock. Color silvery 
lilac, surpassing in beauty all the blue shades ; grand for cutting. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for j}i. 

Queen Alexandra. A splendid variety, with flowers of a delicate 
rosy lilac, a tint of incomparable beauty; for cut and bouquet work 
of exceptionally good value. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

I White 
L Red . . 

Brompton Stocks (H.A.) 

East Lothian (H.A.) 

$0 10 

Finest double mixed. No better Stock for blooming late in the 
autumn, or if sown in June and July will make handsome pot-plants in 
the conservatory during winter. Pkt. 25 cts. 

STOCK, Virginian. See page 65. 

Boddington’s Quality Ten-Weeks Stock (seed from pot-grown plants) 

Novelty Large - flowering ’Winter 


(Raiser’s description) 

The large-flowering Brompton Stock, Empress Eliza- 
beth, with its brilliant carmine flowers, is generally 
recognized as one of the best and most beautiful of 
Stocks, and I am raising from it a series of splendid 
new colors, the first of which is my new variety. White 
Lady. This is in every respect the absolute equal of 
its parent, and produces strikingly large and very double 
flowers of a lustrous snowy white. About 20 inches 
high and arrayed in remarkably handsome foliage; the 
plants throw up a massive central spike like that of a 
Tree Wallflower, and, branching freely in candelabra 
fashion, finally assume the shape of a pyramidal bou- 
quet. In comparison with other Winter Stocks, \\Tite 
Lady blooms early and remains longer in flower; it 
will produce 60 to 65 per cent of doubles, and cer- 
tainly surpasses in beauty every White Stock that 
has been obtained up to the present. 

Pkt. 35 cts., 3 for $1 

>2 Arthur T. Sodding ton , 342 West 14 th St., New Vork City 


VVe are headquarters for all the latest and most up-to-date varieties of Sweet Peas, and make a specialty of this grand annual. Our 
collection has been thoroughly revised, synonyms and out-of-date varieties have been eliminated, wherever practical, and only those of 
real merit retained. When you stop to consider that there are over six hundred named varieties, you will doubtless miss some old favorite 
that you have know’n. No doubt we could procure you this variety ; we could certainly send a variety equally good. 

The demand for the Spencer types almost exceeds that of the Unwin and Grandiflora types combined, and, if you wish a Fine Prize- 
winning Collection, it is essential that you should favor this form of Sweet Peas. The flowers are larger than those of the ordinary 
'.ype, and bear, for the most part, four orchid-like flowers, that are fluted and ruffled, on a stem. 

If collections are wanted for exhibition purposes, we shall be glad to make suggestions. 

THE AMERICAN SWEET PEA SOCIETY’S SILVER MEDAL was awarded for our display at the society’s Boston 

Exhibition, July 13 and 14, 1912 

At the exhibitions of the National Sweet Pea Society of America, held at New York City, July 7 and 8, 1909, and July 12 and 13, 1910^ 
we were awarded C. C. MORSE CO.’S SILVER CDP for the finest exhibit of Sweet Peas. Open to the trade only. 


Challenge Silver Cup. Value $50 


We will alto award to the winner of this cup (each time won) a cash prize of $25; $15 second, and $10 third prize 

This Cup was won in New York City, 
1910, by Hugh Birch, gardener to the 
Hon. Seth Low, Mt. Kisco, N. Y.; 
and in Philadelphia, 1911, by William 
Robertson, gardener to John Pepper, 
Esq., Jenkintown, Pa. 

This Cup was won in Boston, 1912, 
by Edwin Jenkins, gardener to Giraud 
Foster, Lenox, Massachusetts ; and in 
Boston, 1913, by William Gray, gar- 
dener to Mrs. Wm. B. Leeds, New- 
port, Rhode Island. 


62 Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St.. New Vork. City 

Boddington’s Quality Sweet Peas, aS grown successfully by one of our customers 

Spencer or Orchid-Flowering Type of Sweet Peas 

N. B. — All our Sweet Pea seed is grown by the rr.ost careful American and English growers, and is true to color, name and 
type. The following varieties we consider “The Best Fifty" for exhibition and all purposes: 

♦Etta Dyke 
♦White Spencer 
♦Nora Unwin 
♦Mrs. Sankey Spencer 

♦Florence Morse Spencer 
♦Satin Queen Spencer 
♦Constance Oliver 

♦Captain of the Blues Spencer 
♦Emily Eckford Spencer 
♦Flora Norton Spencer 
♦Blue Jacket 

♦Dainty Spencer 
♦Ramona Spencer 

♦Ethel Roosevelt 
♦Queen Victoria Spencer 
♦Primrose Spencer 

♦Stark’s Giant Lavender 
♦Asta Ohn Spencer 
’^Frank Dolby 
’“Florence Nightingale 
” Masterpiece 


♦Mrs. Routzabn Spencer 
♦Mrs. Hugh Dickson 
♦Lovely Spencer 
♦W. T. Hutchins 

♦Countess Spencer 
♦Gladys Unwin 
♦George Herbert 


♦Mrs. Walter Wright Spencer 
♦Bertha Massey 
♦Tennant Spencer 

♦Apple Blossom Spencer 
♦Blanche Ferry Spencer 

♦Earl Spencer 
♦Helen Lewis 
♦Sterling Stent 

♦Improved George Stark 
♦King Edward Spencer 
♦Maud Holmes 
♦Queen Alexandra Spencer 

♦Aurora Spencer 
♦American Spencer 
♦Senator Spencer 

and prices, see following pages 

♦E. J. Castle 
♦Marie Corelli 
♦Edith Taylor 



♦Black Knight Spencer 
♦Arthur Green 

One packet each of the above for $7.50. 

For full descriptions 



The Leading Novelty Spencer Sweet Peas 

of 1912 and 1913 


Bertha Massey. 

Bertrand Deal, Improved. 

Aaricola (Bolton.) Award of Merit, National Sweet Pea 

" 1 Society, 1912. The color is a pleasing shade of blush, 

suffused rosy lilac. One of the largest and best-shaped Sweet Peas 
we have for exhibition. Pkt. 35 cts., 3 pkts. $1. 

New art shade of pale, mauvy lilac; strong 
grower. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for Ji. 

(Deal.) Award of Merit, 
National Sweet Pea Society, 
1912. Pale rosy lilac; of immense size; flowers are of fine form and 
beautifully waved and crinkled on the edges. Pkt. 35 cts., 3 pkts. $1. 

Blue Jacket. Sunproof navy-blue Spencer. It is a robust 

.' grower and throws four flowers on long stems. 

We can recommend it as the best blue at present on the market. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $i. 

Captivation Spen- 

The beautiful flow- 
■ — ers are of a rich rosy 

wine-red throughout. Pkt. 

25 cts., oz. 75 cts., Xlb. $2. 

Carene. color is a 

rich orange, 

after the style of Helen 
Lewis, but rather richer. 

Standards well waved. Pkt. 

25 cts., 5 pkts. for Si. 

Charm. £Burpee.) The 

flowers are all 

of good size and most of 
the strong, stiff stems bear 
four flowers each. Of the 
finest Spencer type, they 
are throughout a glistening, 
pure snow-white, suffused 
ecjually through standard 
and wings with delicate 
flesh-, or blush-pink. Pkt. 

15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 

ex Spencer. 

In color, both the standard 
and wings are a rich cream- 
pink, and practically all the 
plants give flowers with 
double or triple standards. 

Of strong, vigorous growth, 
the vines bear the grand 
flowers most profusely upon 
long, stiff stems. Pkt. 

25 cts., 5 pkts. for Si. 

Edith Taylor. Very 


A very distinct, rosy cerise 
or salmon-rose, waved self. 

The blooms are large, four 
on a stem. Grand for exhi- 
bition or table decoration. 

Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for Si. 

Hercules. Giant; pale 

rosy pink; of 

extraordinary size and 
substance. Both standard 
and wings shade off to a 
bright rose-pink edge, which 
gives it a delightful, fresh 
appearance. Pkt. 25 cts., 

5 pkts. for Si. 

Improved George 

Stark. The champion 

' scarlet Spencer. 

Winner of the N. S. P. S. 

Silver Medal. Pkt. 25 cts., 

5 pkts. for Si. 

Irish Belle, or Dream. The coloring is uniform in both 

standard and wings, a lovely rich 

lilac, flushed with pink. Pkt. 25 cts., oz. Si, Klb. S3. 50. 

John Ridd. Giant rich purple. It makes a fine bunch for exhi- 
■■ bition. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for Si. 

Lovaltv. Roya-l blue flakes on white ground. Easily takes top 
— place in this section. Pkt. 20 cts., 6 pkts. Si. 

May Perrett Spencer. (Malcolm ) "Buff-pink seif, with 

5 - crimson calyx and footstalks, which 

give the flowers depth and warmth and increase their charm and char- 
acter. Absolutely sunproof. Flowers beautifully placed on the 
stem. For decoration, table or garden will be a universal favorite.” 
Pkt. 35 cts., pkts. 


Mrs. Duncan. ^ 

s u n - 

proof crimson-scarlet of 
good size and shape. Pkt. 
25 cts., s pkts. r 


cer. certainly a most 

lovely and distinct 

shade that might be de- 
scribed as a pearl- or dove- 
gray, suffused with light 
rose, showing a trifle more 
of the delicate rose shading 
in the standard. Lb. $7.50, 
%lb. $2, oz. 7 Sc., pkt. 15c. 

Primrose Beauty. 

A deep cream Spencer of 
the most perfect shape. Pkt. 
25 cts., S pkts. Si. 


The flowers 

of this new white variety 
are large, of the very finest 
form, beautifully waved and 
of the purest white, Pkt. 
25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

Stark’s Giant Lav- 

This fine laven- 
der Spencer 

Spencer Sweet Pea, Edith Taylor 


was raised five years ago, 
but we could not get stock 
large enough to offer. We 
have a limited quantity at 
pkt. 20 cts., 6 pkts. Si. 

Thomas Stevenson. 

The finest of the orange- 
scarlet seifs. A strong 
grower, and produces four 
flowers on a stem. Pkt, 
20 cts., 6 pkts. Si. 

Vermilion Brilliant. 

(Burpee.) The most bril- 
liant iridescent scarlet Spen- 
cer yet produced. Produces 
vines that are strong, short- 
jointed and very floriferous, 
bearing on stout stems, 12 
to IS inches in length, three 
and four artistically placed 
flowers. Was awarded the 
Silver Cup given by the 
North American at the 
National Sweet Pea Society 
Show in Philadelphia, June 
29 to 30, 1911, for the best 
variety not yet in com- 
merce. Pkt. 25c., oz. Si. 50, 

Xlb. S5. 

A selection of the Finest Novelty Sweet Peas for 1914, originating from the leading American and English experts, will be found on page 6 

54 Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14 th St.. New Vbrk City 

Gigantic Orchid-Flowering Sweet Peas, Countess Spencer 
Hybrids, 1911 and Recent Introductions 

The Spencer varieties of Sweet Peas have superseded the Grandiflora types of the same variety and color and are indispensable in a 
collection whether for exhibition or decorative purposes. The following list is the cream of the beautiful creations of the hybridizer’s art, 
and can be relied upon to come true to type and description. We still catalogue a very fine list of the Grandiflora types, which are 
highly recommended, also the winter-flowering varieties, which, if sown outside, will flower about two weeks earlier than the Spencers or 
Grandifloras. thus prolonging the season for show or cutting. If you should miss any old favorite from our list let us know what it is. and 
we will either procure it for you or send a variety equally good that has superseded it. 

AMERICA SPENCER. A grand flower like America, 
but of the Countess Spencer type, and very large; gen- 
eially four on a stem. Lb. $7.50, Klb- ^2, oz. 75 cts., 
pkt. 1$ cts. 

APPLE BLOSSOM SPENCER. This is a reproduc- 
tion of the long-time popular Apple Blossom Sweet Pea. 
but of enlarged size and the true Spencer type. The 
form is most beautiful; the petals are waved and crin- 
kled to a remarkable degree, with distinct serrations on 
edges of standard. Lb. 17.50. Klb. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15c. 

purple-maroon of waved or 
Spencer form. A new. distinct 
shade. -Award of merit N. S. P. 

S.. 1910. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

der, suffused or tinted with 
mauve, and will undoubtedly take 
its place as the best lavender in 
the Spencer selections. Large 
and wavy; large, wavy wings 
also. Lb. $7.50. Xlb. $2, oz. 

75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

an exact counterpart, as to color, 
of Aurora, which has been so long 
considered the best of all the 
striped and mottled Sweet Peas. 

The ground-color of the flower is 
cream-white, flaked and mottled 
rich orange-salmon. (See illustra- 
tion page SI.) Lb. $12, Klb. $ 3 - 50 , 
oz. $1. pkt. 15 cts. 

is white, tinted with soft pink and buff 
on the standard, while each wing has a 
blotch of brighter pink near the base; 
most delicate and dainty. Lb. 17.50, 

^Ib. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

dark bronze. Lb. $7.50. 5 ^ 1 b. $2, oz. 

75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

rosy standard; white wings. Lb. $7.50, 

^Ib. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 


Standard purple, wings bright blue. 

A bright, striking Sweet Pea, and de- 
cidedly new in the Spencers. Lb. $7.50, 

Xlb. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

COUNTESS SPENCER. Bright, clear 
pink, showing a little deeper at the edges. 

The form is open and the margins of the 
p>etals are wavy. Lb. $5, ^Ih. $1.50, 
oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

DAINTY SPENCER. Has beautifully 
formed standard and wings; in a bud- 
state it looks like a pale primrose self; 
when opening first ajipears to be white, 
but quickly changes to white with a 
pink edge, more defined at the back, 
making a most charming contrast and 
quite a new departure. Generally three, 
but often four, flowers on a stem. A 
great acquisition. Avoca was another name suggested for it. Best 
when cut in bud state. Lb. $10. Xlb. $2.75. oz. 90 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

DORIS BURT. (Unwin. 19^.) The color is a most brilliant light 
scarlet, slightly shaded cerise. For exhibition or table decoration 
it is excellent, and is quite the best of its class. Pkt. 25 cts.. 5 pkts. $1. 

EARL SPENCER. (Cole. 1908.) Large; beautiful orange, 
or salmon-orange self, of Spencer type. Brilliant under 
artificial light. Lb. $10. Xlb. 12.75, oz. 90 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

(Burpee, 1910.) The flowers are 
of good form, waved and of the 
true Spencer type. They are a 
rosy purple self-color at opening, 
but turn bluish purple as they 
reach full expansion. It is simi- 
lar to Tennant Spencer, but with- 
out any suggestion of magenta. — 
what variation there is in the 
flowers is toward blue. Lb. $10. 
Xlb. $2.75, oz. 90 cts., pkt. 15 cu. 
1910.) Is a true waved variety of 
the Izirgest and most p>erfcct 
Spencer type. There is naturally 
some variation even in Spencers, 
and Ethel Roosevelt claims the 
most exclusive Spencer perfec- 
tion. The ground-color is a soft, 
pleasing primrose, or straw-color, 
overlaid with dainty flakes and 
splashes of blush-crimson. The 
crimson is not at all pronounced 
and simply gives some warmth 
and golden tinting to the 
yellowish groundwork. It 
bunches splendidly and 
will easily lead in this type 
of coloring for a long time. 
Lb. J 7 - 50 . Xlb. $2. oz. 75 
cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

ETTA DYKE. (Spencer.) 
Pure white Spencer; large, 
bold flower. I.b. 1 10. >^lb. 
$2.75. oz. 90 cts., pkt. 15c. 
CER. Bright blue, with a 
little tint of purple, per- 
haps a little more than in the original Flora 
Norton. Lb. $7.50. ^Ib. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15c. 
with pink margin. V’ery large, open, wavy form of 
the best Countess Spencer type, with long stems 
and four blossoms to each. Lb. 17.50, ^Ib. $2, 
oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

The flowers are truly magnificent and of immense 
size. The standard is unusually large and bold, pro- 
nouncedly waved, yet standing erect and broad, fre- 
quently measuring 2 inches across. The color is 
most charmingly soft and yet rich lavender, which is 
enlivened by a very faint sheen of rose-pink. The 
large, well-spread wings are of the same coloring, 
frilled and well waved. It is practically a self-color 
and bunches beautifully. Lb. fio, J 4 lb. $2.75, oz. 
90 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

GAIETY SPENCER. Strir>ed with rosy magenta. 

Lb. $4.50. )^Ib. $1.25. oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 
GEORGE STARK (Spencer.) F. F. C. and Silver 
Medal. iyo8, England National Sweet Pea Society's 
Trials. Reading; F.F". C.. Wolverhampton; F. P". C., 
Norwich. This variety is the finest scarlet Sweet 
Pea yet in commerce. The flower is bold and has extraordinary 
substance. The standard is nicely waved and upright, but owing 
to the thickness of the petal is not so crinkled as some of the 
Silencers. For exhibition and decoration it is good, and stands 
the sun perfectly. Pkt. 25 cts., 3 pkts. 60 cts., oz. $1. 

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JUANITA SPENCER. White, striped with lavender. Lb. S4.50, 
}-4 lb. J1.25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

KING EDWARD SPENCER. The nearest approach in color 
(crimson) to the popular KinK Edward \TI in the waved or Spen- 
cer type. The standard measures from iLf to 2 inches across by 
iX inches deep; the wings are i J|j inches wide by iX inches long. 
Lb. J7.S0, Xlb. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

LOVELY SPENCER. Like its predecessor Lovely. Bright pink 
at the throat, or rather the base of both standard and wings, and 
shades to soft blush and almost white at the edges. Lb. S7.50, J^lb. 
$2. oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

MARIE CORELLI. (Spencer.) The large flowers are brilliant 
rose-carmine or red; uniformly of true Spencer form. The wings 
are a pure, rich rose-carmine, while the standard shows a tint of 
cherry-red. The whole effect is that of a brilliant crimson, clear, 
distinct and most beautiful. The standard is large, round and 
wav’y; the wings are full and inclined to remain boldly outright 
instead of drooping. Marie Corelli is a variety that belongs in all 
first dozen sets, and will become one of the standard shades in 
Spencers. Lb. $5, $1.50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

MASTERPIECE. (Malcolm, 1908.) The color of the flower is a 
rich lavender; of true Spencer type; flowers very large, well waved; 
remarkably free-flowering. Award of merit, N. S. P. S., 1910. 
Lb. $10, Xlb. S2.75, oz. 90 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

MAUD HOLMES (Sunproof Crimson Spencer). (Holmes, 1910.) 
This is undoubtedly one of the finest novelties of recent intro- 
duction; flowers are of the largest size, three and four to a spray, 
carried on long stems, of brilliant crimson, and blooms are of the 
true Spencer type, both standard and wings being well waved. 
The variety will not burn under the hottest sun, is of vigorous and 
strong growth. The stock is fixed as is shown by the National 
Sweet Pea Society's trials in England. Lb. $7.50, ) 4 ^h. $2, oz. 75 
cts., pkt. 15 cts. (See illustration, page 54.) 

MRS. HUGH DICKSON. (Dobbie, 1909.) A cream-pink Spen- 
cer on buff ground; very fine form; flowers well placed on long 
stems. An excellent variety for exhibition, and should be in every 
collection. Award of merit, N. S. P. S., 1910. Lb. S4.50, X'b. 
$1.25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

MRS. ROUTZAHN SPENCER. Can be described as Florence 
Morse Spencer on primrose ground. The blending shades are soft 
rose and buff and primrose, with a decided rose edge. Lb. $7.50, 
Klb. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. IS cts. 

MRS. SANKEY SPENCER. Anyone familiar with the old favor- 
ite, Mrs. Sankey, will at once recognize this as a black-seeded 
white Spencer of perfect form. Lb. S3, Xlb. Si, oz. 35c., pkt. loc. 

MRS. WALTER WRIGHT SPENCER. A magnificent rosy 
mauve. Lb. S7.50, X'b. S2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

OTHELLO SPENCER. This beautiful new Sweet Pea of the true 
Spencer type will appeal to those having a preference for the 
darker colors. A rich, deep maroon. Lb. S7.50, Xlb. S2, oz. 75 cts., 
pkt. IS cts. 

PRIMROSE SPENCER. The color is a pronounced primrose or 
creamy yellow throughout both standard and wings. Lb. S4.50, 
^^Ib. $1.25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

some say salmon- carmine, standard, with rosy wings, a charm- 
ing combination of color; usually three, sometimes four, flowers 
on a stem. Some growers say it loses color when cut, but this is 
obviated by adding a little sulphur of iron to the water. Lb. $s, 
yilb. $1.50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

QUEEN ALEXANDRA SPENCER. This is the Spencer type 
of this admirable Sweet Pea, and one of the best of the self-colored 
crimson-scarlets, beautifully curved and fluted. Lb. 56 , >flb. 
^1.75, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

QUEEN VICTORIA SPENCER. (Burpee, 1909.) The flowers 
are extremely large, of the true waved Spencer type, and have a 
most pleasing color effect. The background is quite a deep prim- 
rose, flushed with rose. The flowers are all of good substance, 
borne three and four to the stem; there are proportionately more 
sprays of four flowers than with any other Spencer grown by us. 
The strong, dark green stems carry well the gigantic flowers. Lb. 
16 , J4lh. $1-75, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

RAMONA SPENCER. Like the well-known Ramona, this is 
clear white, with soft delicate lines and flakes of blush-pink. It is 
of the very finest form and immense size. Both standard and 
wings are wavy and fluffy, and it is very seldom one finds a stem 
with less than four blossoms; delicate and beautiful. Lb. $5, Xlb. 
$1.50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

RUBY SPENCER. This may be best’ described as an improved 
Saint George, or more of a self, the wings being almost the same 
color as the standard. The best of this class. Lb. 54.50, Xlb. $1.25, 
oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

SATIN QUEEN SPENCER. Deep primrose, with pink finish. 
Lb. 54.50, yilh. 51.25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

SENATOR SPENCER. The color is of a varying combination of 
deep claret and chocolate, striped and flaked on a ground of light 
heliotrope. Senator Spencer is of the true Spencer form, wavy 
edges on both standard and wings; large, round, fluffy standard, 
long, drooping wings. Both standard and wings are marked with 
the same colors and in the same way, with a trifle more of the wine 
shading in wings. There are usually four good, large, finely formed 
flowers on each stem. Lb. $5, Xlt>. Si. 50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

STERLING STENT. (Agate, 1909.) This is a true Henry Eck- 
ford Spencer, and received the highest award for a novelty Sweet 
Pea at the annual exhibition of the National Sweet Fea Society of 
England, namely, the silver medal. The color, as in the variety 
Henry Eckford, is the nearest approach to orange we have in 
Sweet Peas, or might be termed a salmon-orange. Lb. 5i2, 541 b. 
53.50, oz. 5i, pkt. 15 cts. 

TENNANT SPENCER. This variety is much finer and larger 
than The Marquis, a similar variety introduced in England last 
season. Like its predecessor, the color is purplish mauv'e. Lb. 
55, 541b- 51.50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

WHITE SPENCER. Produces, in the greatest profusion, flowers 
of enormous size that are absolutely pure white. Three and four 
to the stem, and are uniformly well placed. Lb. 57.50, 541 b. 52, 
oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

W. T. HUTCHINS. (Spencer.) Fine, bold, true Spencer of most 
perfect form and coloring. The buds show a decided buff-color. 
The fully expanded color has the appearance of light apricot 
(distinctly lemon at the throat) overlaid with a beautiful blush- 
pink. As the season advances, the blush-pink shading becomes 
rather more pronounced. The vigorous vines flower most freely; 
the stems are long and carry well three or four fine flowers. Both 
standard and wings are wavy, ruffled and crinkled, of the most 
advanced Spencer type. The flowers are of the largest size; 
the standard measures 2 inches across by i |4 inches deep. Lb. 
55. 541b. 51.50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

For Novelty Sweet Peas, see pages 6 and 53 

Collection, one packet of each (containing 50 seeds) of the above Spencer or Orchid -flowering Sweet Peas, 44 varieties, for 

$5.75, 2 sets, $10 

Collection, one ounce of each of the best 30 varieties of Named Spencer Sweet Peas, $17.50. Collection, one ounce of each 

of the best 15 varieties of Named Spencer Sweet Peas, $9 

Remember the Sweet Pea Exhibition in connection with the International Flower Show, 
New York City, March 28 to April 5, 1914, also the American Sweet Pea Society’s 
Annual Exhibition in New York City, June 28 and 29, 1914. Schedules and infor- 
mation upon application. 

Are you a member of the American Sweet Pea Society. If not, you should send for an application blank; the annual dues are 5 z, life 
membership, $2$. By becoming a member you are entitled to the report of the Sweet Pea trials of Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 
These tests, which have been under the supervision of Professor Beal, will be published in the future; and it will be a most comprehensive and 
exhaustive work, covering experiments with fall and spring sowing, and other valuable tests. For further information, write to the 
Secretary. Harry A, Bunyard, 342 West Fourteenth St.. New York City. 

56 Arthur T. Bodding ton , 342 West 14 th St., New Vbrk City 


N. B. — To have success with Sweet Peas, sow as soon as frost is out of ground. This list is arranged alphabetically. 

For full descriptions, see pages 53 to 61 

Those marked with a star (*) are Spencer or Unwin types; those marked with a 
dagger (t) are extra-early outdoor or Christmas-flowering 


♦Agricola (Bolton, 1913) 

♦America Spencer (Stevenson. 1908) 


♦Apple Blossom Spencer (Burpee. 1908) 

♦Arthur Green (Watkins, 1910) 

♦Asta Ohn Spencer (Morse, 1908) 

♦Aurora Spencer (Morse, 1908) 

♦Barbara (Holmes, 1912) 

♦Beatrice Spencer (Morse, 1907) 

♦Bertha Massey (Watkins and Simpson, 

♦Bertrand Deal, Improved (Deal, 1912) 

Black Knight (Ecklord, 1898) 

♦Black Knight Spencer (Stevenson, 1908) 

Blanche Burpee (Eckford, 1895) 

Blanche Ferry (Ferry, 1886). Extra-early, . . . 
♦Blanche Ferry Spencer (Routzahn, 1908) . . . . 

♦Blue Jacket (Stark, 1911) 

Burpee’s Earliest White (Burpee, 1906) 

♦Canary (Boddington, 1906) 

♦Captain of the Blues Spencer (Morse, 1909). , 

♦Captivation Spencer (Burpee, 1911) 

♦Carene (Watkins and Simpson, 1911) 

♦Charm (Burpee. 1913) 

tChristmas Pink (Boddington’s) 

tChristmas White (Boddington's) 

tChristmas Meteor (Zvolanek) 

tChristmas Stella Morse 

♦Constance Oliver (Lumley, 1907) 

♦Countess Spencer (Cole, 1901) 

Dainty (Morse, 1902) 

♦Dainty Spencer (Morse, 1910) 

♦Doris Burt (Unwin, 1909) 

Dorothy Eckford (Eckford, 1901) 

Duke of Westminster (Eckford, 1899) 

♦Duplex Spencer (Burpee, 1911) 

Earliest of All (Burpee, 1898) 

Earliest Sunbeams 

♦Earl Spencer (Cole, 1908) 

♦Edith Taylor (Holmes) 

♦E. J Castle (Unwin, 1907) 

Emily Eckford Spencer (Burpee. 1910) 

♦Enchantress (Stark, 1906) 

♦Ethel Roosevelt (Burpee, 1910) 

♦Etta Dyke (Breadmore, 1907) 

tFlamingo (Boddington's) 

Flora Norton (Morse, 1905) 

♦Flora Norton Spencer (Morse. 1908) 

♦Florence Morse Spencer (Morse, 1903) 

♦Florence Nightingale (Burpee, 1910) 

tFlorence Denzer (Zvolanek) 

♦Frank Dolby (Unwin, 1907) 

♦Gaiety Spencer (Routzahn, 1910) 

♦George Herbert (Breadmore, 1905) 

♦George Stark (Stark. 1908) 

♦Gladys Unwin (Unwin, 1904) 

Helen Pierce (Morse, 1905) 

♦Helen Lewis (Watson, 1904) 

Henry Eckford (Eckford, 1904) 

♦Hercules (Stark, 1910) 

Hon. Mrs. E. Kenyon (Eckford, 1900) 

♦Improved George Stark (Stark, 1910) 

♦Irish Belle, or Dream. (Dickson, 1911) 

♦John Ridd (Stark, 1911) 

♦Juanita Spencer (Routzahn, 1909) 

♦King Edward Spencer (Burpee, 1908) 

King Edward VII (Eckford. 1903) 

Lady Grisel Hamilton (Eckford, 1899) 

tLe Marquis (Zvolanek, 1908) 

Lottie Eckford (Eckford. 1890) 

Lord Nelson (House) 

Lovely (Eckford, 1895) 

♦Lovely Spencer (Morse, 1908) 

♦Loyalty (Stark. 1911) 

♦Marie Corelli (Morse, 1909) 


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Light pink, bufif and pink 








Pale, mauvy lilac 



Rosy lilac 


















Pure white 








Rose or pink and white 







Rose or pink and white 











Pure white 








Pale yellow, or primrose 








Blue and purple 














Rich orange 



Snow-white and pink 



Rose or pink and white 








Pure white 




















Cream and pink 








Light pink shades, etc 








Light pink shades, etc 








Light pink, almost white 








Light scarlet 



Pure white 







Blue and purple 










Rose or pink and white 








Pale yellow, or primrose 








( )range 








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Rosy purple 








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Straw and crimson 






















Blue and purple 







Blue and purple 








Light pink and clear pink 








Rich lavender 








Pure white 








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Royal blue, flaked on white 

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Those marked with a star (*) are Spencer or Unwin types; those marked with a 
dagger (t) are extra-early outdoor or Christmas-flowering 

♦Martha Washington (Henderson, 1910) 

♦May Perrett Spencer (Sharpe, 1912) 

♦Maud Holmes. Sunproof Crimson Spencer (Holmes, 1910) 

♦Masterpiece (Malcolm, 1908) 

Miss Willmott (Eckford, 1900) 

tMiss Josie Reilly (Zvolanek, 1908) 

♦Miss H. M. Gould (Zvolanek, 1908) 

♦Mrs Sankey Spencer 

Mrs. Geo. Higginson, Jr. (Morse, 1903) 

♦Mrs. Hugh Dickson (Dobbie, 1909) 

♦Mrs. Alfred Watkins (Unwin, 1906) 

♦Mrs. Routzahn Spencer (Burpee, 1909) 

Mrs. Collier (Dobbie. 1906) 

tMrs. C. H. Totty (Zvolanek, 1908) 

tMrs. E. Wild (Zvolanek) 

tMrs. Alex. Wallace (Zvolanek) 

tMrs. William Sim (Zvolanek) 

tMrs. W. W. Smalley (Zvolanek) 

Mrs. Walter Wright (Eckford, 1902) 

♦Mrs. Walter Wright Spencer (Routzahn, 1908) 

tMrs. Hannan (Zvolanek) 

tMrs. F. J. Dolansky (Zvolanek) 

tMrs. Zvolanek (Zvolanek) 

♦Mrs. Duncan (Stark, 1911) 

Mont Blanc (Benary, 1901) 

Navy-Blue (Burpee. 1899) 

♦Nora Unwin (Unwin, 1905) 

♦Othello Spencer (Morse, 1908) 

♦Paradise (Hemus, 1906) 

♦Pearl-Gray Spencer (Burpee, 1911) 

Phenomenal (Morse, 1905) 

♦Prince Edward of York Spencer (Routzahn, 1909) 

Prince Olaf (Dobbie, 1907) 

♦Primrose Spencer (Morse, 1908) 

♦Primrose Beauty (Stark, 1911) 

Prima Donna (Eckford, 1896) 

♦Queen Alexandra (Eckford, 1905) 

♦Queen Alexandra Spencer 

♦Queen Victoria Spencer (Burpee, 1909) 

♦Ramona Spencer (Morse, 1909) 

Romolo Piazzani (Eckford, 1904) 

♦Rose du Barri (Burpee, 1910) 

♦Ruby Spencer (Routzahn, 1909) 

♦Saint George (Hurst) 

♦Satin Queen Spencer (Routzahn, 1910) 

♦Senator Spencer (Morse, 1909) 

tSnowbird (Boddington, 1906) 

♦Snowdon (Watkins, 1912) 

♦Stark’s Giant Lavender (Stark, 1911) 

♦Sterling Stent (Agate, 1909) 

♦Tennant Spencer (Morse, 1908) 

♦Thomas Stevenson (Holmes, 1910) 

♦Vermilion Brilliant (Burpee. 1911) 

tWatchung (Zvolanek) 

♦White Spencer (Burpee, 1907) 

♦W. T. Hutchins Spencer (Morse, 1909) 

tW. J. Stewart (Zvolanek, 1908) 

♦Spencer Mixture 

Boddington’s Quality Mixture 


White, rose margin 

Buff-pink and crimson 


Rich lavender 

Orange-pink, etc 


White, marbled lilac 

Pure white 

Lavender and mauve 

Creamy pink 

Light pink shades, etc 

Light pink, buff and pink 

Pale yellow and primrose 



Lavender and mauve 


Light pink, buff and pink 

Mauve and blue 

Mauve and blue 

Deep rose-pink 


Variegated blue 


Pure white 

Violet and indigo 

Pure white 


Light pink shades, etc 

Gray and delicate rose 

Lavenderand mauve, picotee-edge 

Orange-pmk, or salmon 

Violet, feather white 

Pale yellow, or primrose 

Deep cream 

Light pink and clear pink 



Primrose and rose 

Striped and mottled 

Mauve and blue 

Carmine and orange 




Striped and mottled 

Pure white 

Pure white 



Mauve and blue 


Brilliant scarlet 

Pure white 

Pure white 

Light pink, buff and pink 

Beautiful blue. 









per lb. 





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Perennial and Other Flowering Peas 

{Lathyms latifolius, etc.) 

These have not the fragrance of Sweet Peas, but bloom throughout a long season, are hardy, and will live for years. They make a 

beautiful screen for rocks, stumps, fences, etc. Height, 2 to 8 feet. Qz 

Latifolius roseus. HP. Brilliant-flowered, perhaps the handsomest form of the type Jo 10 $0 75 

Latifolius, Pink Beauty. HP. Blossoms white, veined, edged and shaded rose-pink 10 75 

Latifolius albus, White. HP. Valuable for cut-flowers in midsummer 10 75. 

Lord Anson’s Blue. HA. Strong-growing; dark purple-blue; 3 to s feet 10 73 

Splendens (Pride of California). HA. Large, pale rose flowers 10 75 

The finest Novelty Sweet Peas for 1914 will be found on Novelty pages 2 and 3. These are the 
cream of all the introductions, and have been selected for their superiority to existing varieties, and 
for size and color of bloom. Every lover of Sweet Peas should include this Collection. Stock is 
limited, so we advise early orders. 

58 Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14 th St.. New York City 


Sweet Peas have l>een terme<l the pwr man’s orcliicl. But no garden is too lowly or too large to contain some of these delightful flowers. 
Easy of culture, they well repay any slight trouble and attention attending their growing. Our list contains the cream of the American and 
English varieties, selected by us with great care and with the assistance of the largest Sweet Pea growers and specialists of the world. Our 
alphabetical list contains all the varieties catalogued by us. including the best novelties for 1913 and 1914. selected with regard to their 
"fixity" and Uieir superiority over existing varieties. Following are the varieties contained in our alphabetical list arranged under their 
color heads with description and price. Our advice is to order early and sow early for best results. The best time is as soon as the 
frost is out of the grouml — and when it is not too wet. 


Pure W^hite 


Pure white. Lb. $3. 
>ilb. Ji, oz. 35 cts., 
pkt. 10 cts. 

WHITE. Pure white. 
A companion to Christ- 
mas Pink. Just as free 
and profuse a bloomer. 
Lb. ?3. Klb. $1. oz. 35 
cts., pkt. 10 cts. 
FORD. .So much has 
been said of this grand 
new white that already 
it must be familiar to a 
great number of lovers 
of this glorious flower. 
It is robust in growth 
and stems, with no ten- 
dency to tinge pink. Lb. 
51.50. Xlb. 40 cts., oz. 
15 cts.. pkt. 10 cts. 

*E T T A DYKE. Pure 
white, of the Spencer or 
waved type; one of the 
best. Lb. 5 io, ^Ib. 
52.75, oz. 90 cts., pkt. 
IS cts. 

Pure white. Lb. 53, 
lb., 5 i. oz. 35c., pkt. IOC. 

white; one of theearliest. 
Lb. 53. J<lb. 5 i. oz. 35 
cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

its place easily in the 
front rank of whites. 
This variety has the 
same bold, wavy stand- 
ard as Gladys Unwin. 
Lb. 54.50. ^Ib. 51.25, 
oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 
SNOWDON. (W. & S.) 
"The flowers of this new 
white variety are large, 
of the very finest form, 
beautifully waved, and 
of the purest white. Asa 
florist's flower it should 
be in great demand, as 
we believe it to be of 
greater substance than 
any other existing white 
waved variety." Pkt. 
25 cts., 5 pkts. 5 i. 

Produces in the greatest 
profusion flowers of 
enormous size that are 
absolutely pure white. 
The wings are fully an 
inch wide and the flow- 
ers are borne three and 
four to the stem and 
well placed. Lb. 57.50. 
%lb. |2. oz. 75 cts.. pkt. 
I S cts. 

Etta Dyke Sweet Peas 

Pure W^hite 

Showing tint of color when 
first open, but changing to pure 
white when fully expanded. 

earliest white in the 
open ground. The 
plants can be cut back 
if desired, and will make 
an e<iually vigorous 
second growth. Lb. 53 . 
Klb. 5 i. oz. 35 cts., 
pkt. 10 cts. 

CER. Anyone familiar 
' with the old favorite, 
Mrs. Sankey, will at 
once recognize this as a 
black- seeded white 
Spencer of perfect form. 
Lb. 53. Xlb. 5 i, oz. 35c., 
pkt. 10 cts. 

ceptionally early Sweet 
Pea for indoor flowering 
— will bloom six wc-eks 
after sowing. Color 
clear white; long stems; 
habit fairly dwarf, and 
of exceptionally free- 
flowering qualities. Lb. 
53. ^4ib. $1, oz. 35c., 
pkt. 10 cts. 

tW A T C H U N G. Pure 
white. Lb. $3, Jilb. 5 l, 
oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

Light Pink, almost 


Has beautifully formed 
standard and wings; in 
a bud state it looks like 
a pale primrose self, but 
when opening, first 
appears to be white, 
quickly changing to 
white with a pink edge. 
Generally three, but 
often four, flowers on a 
stem. Lb. 5 io. Jilb. 
52.75, oz. 90 cts., pkt. 
IS cts. 

Like the well-known 
Ramona, this is clear 
white, with soft, deli- 
cate lines and flakes of 
blush-pink. It is of the 
very finest form and im- 
mense size. Delicate 
and beautiful. Lb. $5, 
KIb. 51.50. oz. 50 cts., 
pkt. 10 cts. 




Sweet Peas, Pale Yellow or Primrose 

tCANARY. A very desirable variety for forcing or early outdoor 
planting and flowering. Flowers of an exceptionally good yellow. 
1 , 1 ). $3, Xlb. Si, oz . 35 cts., pkt. lo cts. 

EARLIEST SUNBEAMS. Very desirable for early spring flower- 
ing in the open ground, particularly in sections where the later 
sorts are apt to be cut off by extreme summer heat. The flowers 
are of a rich primrose-color, and generally borne three on a strong 
stem. Lb. $3. Xlb. Si, oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦ETHEL ROOSEVELT. (Burijee, 1910.) Is a true waved variety 
of the largest and most perfect Spencer type. There is naturally 
some variation, even in Spencers, and Ethel Roosevelt claims the 
most exclusive Spencer perfection. The ground -color is a soft, 
pleasing primrose, or straw-color, overlaid with dainty flakes and 
splashes of blush-crimson. The crimson is not at all pronounced, 
and simply gives some warmth and golden tinting to the yellow- 
ish groundwork. It bunches splendidly, and will easily lead in 
this type of coloring for a long time. Lb. S7.50, ^\h. $2, oz. 75 cts., 
pkt. IS cts. 

HON. MRS. E. KENYON. A very fine yellow variety. Lb. $2, 
Xlb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

MRS. COLLIER. A beautiful pale yellow, or ivory-white; a de- 
lightful flower. Lb. $2, ^Ib. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

PRIMROSE BEAUTY. Deep cream Spencer, one of the best. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

♦PRIMROSE SPENCER. The color is a pronounced primrose 
or creamy yellow throughout both standard and wings. Lb. $4.50, 
Xlb. Ji.25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦QUEEN VICTORIA SPENCER. (Burpee, 1909.) The flowers 
are extremely large of the true waved Spencer type, and have a 
most pleasing color effect. The background is quite a deep prim- 
rose, flushed with rose. The flowers are all of good substance, 
borne three and four to the stem; in our grounds there were pro- 
portionately more sprays of four flowers than with any other 
Spencer grown by us. The strong, dark green stems carry well 
the gigantic flowers. Lb. $5, ^\h. Si. 50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

Light Pink and Clear Pink 

+ANGELINO. Christmas-flowering. Splendid self-pink, useful 
for glass culture. Xlb. $1.50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

♦FLORENCE MORSE SPENCER. Delicate blush with pink 
margin. Very large, open, wavy form of the best Countess Spen- 
cer type, with long stems and four blossoms to the stem. Lb. S7.50, 
/ilh. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

PRIMA DONNA. A most lovely shade of soft pink; a grand 
variety. Lb. S3, Xlb. Si, oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦SATIN QUEEN SPENCER. Deep primrose with satiny pink 
finish; four flowers usually on a stem. Lb. S4.50, Xlb. $1.25, oz. 
40 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

Light Pink, Buff and Pink 

♦CONSTANCE OLIVER. A beautiful shade of pink, overlaid 
with cream. One of the best pinks extant. Lb. S7.50, X'b. S2, oz. 
75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

i'CHRISTMAS STELLA MORSE. Creamy buff standard, wings 
tinged slightly with pink. Xlb. Si. So, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

MAY PERRETT SPENCER. (Malcolm.) , “Buff-pink self, with 
crimson calyx and footstalks, which give the flowers depth and 
warmth and increase their charm and character. Absolutely sun- 
proof. Flowers beautifully placed on the stem. For decoration, 
table or garden will be a universal favorite.” Pkt. 35c., 3 pkts. Si. 

♦MRS. ROUTZAHN SPENCER. This variety can be described 
as Florence Morse Spencer on primrose ground. The blending 
shades are soft rose and buff and primrose with a decided rose 
edge. Lb. S7.50, Klb. S2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

tMRS. W. W. SMALLEY. Satiny pink. Lb. $6, Xlb. Si. 75, oz. 
50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

♦MRS. HUGH DICKSON. (Dobbie, 1909.) A, cream-pink Spen- 
cer on buff ground; very fine form; flowers well placed on long 
stems. An excellent variety for exhibition, and should be in 
every collection. Award of merit, N. S. P. S. 1910. Lb. $4.50, 
$1.25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦BEATRICE SPENCER. This variety resembles in color and 
markings the old favorite I rincess Beatrice. It is fully as large 
as Countess Spencer, with wavy standard and large wings. The 
ground is white, tinted with soft pink and buff on the standard, 
while each wing has a blotch of bright pink near the base. ' Lb. 
J7-SO, Klb. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 


♦LOVELY SPENCER. Like its predecessor. Lovely, this selec- 
tion is all its name describes it. The color is bright pink at the 
throat, or rather the base of both standard and wings, and shades 
to soft blush and almost white at the edges. Of the true Sjiencer 
type; large and wavy. Lb. $6, y^lb. Si. 75. oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

tMRS. F. J. DOLANSKY. Daybreak-pink. Extra early. X'b. 
Si. so, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

PEARL-GRAY SPENCER. Pearl- or dove-gray suffused with 
light rose. For full description see page 53. Lb. $12, Xlb. $3.50, 
oz. Si, pkt. IS cts. 

*W. T. HUTCHINS. A fine, bold, true Spencer of most perfect 
form and coloring. The buds show a decided buff. The fully 
expanded color has the appearance of light apricot (distinctly 
lemon at the throat), overlaid with a beautiful blush-pink. The 
flowers are of the largest size, the standard measures 2 inches 
across hy 1 H inches deep. Lb. $7.50, Xlb. S2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15c. 

Light Pink Shaded and Deeper Pink 

AGRICOLA. (Bolton.) Award of Merit, National Sweet Pea 
Society, 1912. “This I consider one of the finest novelties I have 
had the pleasure of introducing. The color is quite distinct from 
anything yet seen in Sweet Peas, and will take a leading place for 
exhibition. The color is a pleasing shade of, suffused rosy 
lilac. One of the largest and best-shaped Sweet Feas we have for 
exhibition. This was one of the novelties that helped me to win 
the Silver Cup for new varieties at the N. S. P. S. show." Pkt. 35 
cts., 3 pkts. $1. 

♦COUNTESS SPENCER. Bright clear pink, showing a little 
deeper at the edge. The form is open and the margins of the 
petals are wavy. Standard and wings very large, blossoms meas- 
uring 2 inches across. Lb. $5, ) 4 ^h. Si. 50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

DAINTY. Standard and wings pure white, edged with light pink, 
shaded lightly with light pink, with more color on the back of the 
standard. Almost a true white with pink edges. Medium size, 
hooded form. Lb. S3, /^Ib. Si, oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦DUPLEX SPENCER. Standards and wings are of a rich cream- 
pink, and practically all the flowers are double. For full descrip- 
tion, see page 53. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

♦ENCHANTRESS. Bright pink, shading a little deeper at the 
edges. It resembles Countess Spencer in size, form and wavy, 
fluffy effect; but it is darker in color. Lb. S6, ^^Ib. $1.75, oz. 50 
cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

♦GLADYS UNWIN. One of the finest pink Sweet Peas. A very 
striking upright crinkled or wavy standard and broad w'ings; 
pale rosy pink. Lb. S4.50, Xlb- Ji-25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦GEO. HERBERT. Certificate of Merit, Royal Botanical Society, 
London. The standards of this flower measure 2}^ inches in 
diameter. The color is most charming, the standards being rose, 
with deep scarlet wings. Lb. I4.50, y^\h. $1.25, oz. 40c., pkt. loc. 

HERCULES. Giant; pale rosy pink. For full description, see 
page S3- Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkt. for $1. 

LOVELY. Deep rose wings shading to pink and blush. Lb. $2, 
Xlb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦MRS. ALFRED WATKINS. A superb pink of Gladys Unwin 
type, the flowers very much larger and have the beautiful, bold 
wavy standard of Gladys Unwin. One of the best for cut-blooms. 
Lb. $3, Xlb- ^i- oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦PARADISE. Practically the same as Countess Spencer, perhaps 
a trifle deeper in the tint of pink. Lb. $5, } 4 lh. $1.50, oz. 50 cts., 
pkt. 10 cts. 

Rose or Pink and "White 

♦APPLE BLOSSOM SPENCER. The flowers are most beautiful 
and bunch well. Like the original Apple Blossom, some flowers 
are deeper in color than others on the same vine. The vine is 
thrifty and the large, handsome flowers are produced on long 
stems. Lb. $7.50, SXlb. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

BLANCHE FERRY, EXTRA-EARLY. Pink and white. Lb. 
$2.50, Klb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

BLANCHE FERRY SPENCER. Pale rosy standard; white 
wings. Lb. $7.50, K'b. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

profitable Sweet Pea in cultivation, as by sowing the seed under 
glass in latter part of August, flowers can be cut from Thanks- 
giving on during the winter. Lb. $3, >^lb. $1, oz. 35c., pkt. loc. 

♦MARTHA WASHINGTON. A beautiful white, with standard 
stained pink. Well recommended. Oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 


Arthur T. Boddington. 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 


CHARM. 'Burpee.) "As the name implies, this lovely novelty 
for igi3 is indeed a 'charming' variety of delicate and exquisite 
color, such as we have every confidence in introducing to our 
friends. The flowers are all of good size and most of the strong, 
stiff stems bear four flowers each. Of the finest S])encer type, 
they are throughout a glistening, pure snow-white, suffused equally 
through standard and wings with delicate flesh- or blush-pink. 
It comes very true and is a most beautiful variety for bunching." 
I’kt. 15 cts.. 2 pkts. 25 cts. 

EARLIEST OF ALL. t^ne of the earliest to flower out-of-doors. 
Pink and white. Lb. ?3. li\b. Si. oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

fMRS. HANNAN. Deep rose-pink, of a very pleasing shade; very 
early. yi\b. Si. 50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

Orange-Pink or Salmon 

♦BARBARA. A variety of exceptional merit. Was agreed upon as 
being the best salmon exhibited at the recent 
International Horticultural Show held in New 
Vork. Pkt. 25 cts. 

CARENE. Rich orange. Full description on page 
53. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Ii. 

♦EARL SPENCER. (Cole. 1908.) Large; beautiful 
orange or salmon-orange self, of Spencer type. 

Lb. Sio, yilh. $2.75, oz. 90 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

♦HELEN LEWIS. A very fine orange-pink of 
Countess Spencer class, having the same large- 
sized flower and showy wav'y standards. One of 
the most beautiful varieties extant for color and 
form. Lb. $7.50, Klb. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

HENRY ECKFORD. This variety is the nearest 
approach to an orange or salmon-orange self; 
does best cut in the bud state. Lb. $2, J<*lb. 

75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

MISS WILLMOTT. Very large; orange-pink; a va 
riety in color peculiar to itself. Lb. S3. >^lb. Si, oz. 

35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

tMRS. WM. SIM. Salmon-pink. Lb. S6, Klb. Si. 75, 
oz. 50 cts., pkt. IS cts. 

rosy salmon, some say salmon-carmine, standard, with 
rosy wings; a charming combination of color; usually 
three, sometimes four flowers on a stem. Some growers 
say it loses color when cut. but this is obviated by 
adding a little sulphur of iron to the water. Lb. S5, 
yilh. Si. 50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

ROSE DU BARRI. (Burpee, iQio.) Mr. A. Ireland. 

Marks, Tey. Essex, who had a few seeds for advance 
trial, writes: "It is unique and distinct, a charming 
flower of deep rose-color, overlaid with a lovely sheen 
of terra-cotta. One of the best decorative Sweet Peas 
ever introduced. For artificial light it is unsurpassed." 

Lb. S2, >ilb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦STERLING STENT, (.-\gate, 1909.) This is a true 
Henry Eckford Spencer, and received the highest 
award for a novelty Sweet Pea at the annual e.xhibition 
of the National Sweet Pea Society, of England, namely, 
the silver medal. The color might be termed a salmon- 
orange. The illustration shows the splendid form of 
the flowers. Lb. $12, Klb. S3.50. oz. Si. pkt. 15 cts. 

THOMAS STEVENSON. Finest of the orange-scar- 
let seifs. Pkt. 20 cts., 6 for Si. 


IMPROVED GEORGE STARK. Giant sunproof scarlet Spencer. 

For full description see page 53. Pkt. 25c.. 5 pkts. Si. 

♦king EDWARD SPENCER. This is the nearest approach in 
color to the po|uilar King Edward \’I 1 in the waved or Spencer 
type. The standard is a deep rich carmine-scarlet of glossy 
effect. The wings are also carmine-scarlet and on the reverse 
side are of ileep rosy carmine. The stems are 12 to 15 inches 
long and frequently carry four fine blooms, while the majority 
bear three flowers. I.b. S7.S0, Lib. S2. oz. 75 cts.. pkt. 15 cts. 

KING EDWARD VII. This is a very lovely, intense, bright 
crimson self, with a slightly hooded yet prominent standard; 
giant flowered. Lb. S2. Xlb- 7 S cts.. oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 
tFLAMINGO. Christmas- or early-flowering, ('rimson; splendid 
for glass culture. ,Llb. $1.50. oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

♦MAUD HOLMES. Sunproof Crimson Spencer. (Holmes. 
1910.) One of the finest novelties of recent introduction; of the 
largest size, three an<l four to a spray, carried on long stems, of 
brilliant crimson, and blooms are of the true 
Spencer type, well waved. Will not burn under 
the hottest sun. is of vigorous and strong growth. 
Lb. $7.50, Xlb- oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

Crimson and Scarlet 

tCHRISTMAS METEOR. Scarlet; fine, open flower; 

very early, y^lb. Si. 50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 
♦DORIS BURT. (Unwin, 1909.) The color is a most 
brilliant, ligiit scarlet, slightly shaded cerise. For exhi- 
bition or table decoration it is excellent, and is quite 
the best of its class. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for Si. 
♦GEORGE STARK. F. F. C. and Silver Medal. 1908, 
English National Sweet Pea Society's Trials. Heading; 
F. F. C.. Wolverhampton; F. F. C., Norwich. This 
variety is the finest scarlet Sweet Pea yet in commerce. 
The flower is bold and has extraordinary substance. 
The standard is nicely waved ami upright, but owing 
to the of the petal is not so crinkled as some 
of the Spencers. Both for exhibition and decorative 
purposes it is good; also stands the sun perfectly. 
Oz. 1 1, pkt. 25 cts., 3 pkts. for 60 cts. 

Sterling Stent Sweet Peas 





MRS. DUNCAN. Sunproof crimson-scarlet. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 
pkts. $1. 

QUEEN ALEXANDRA. Bright scarlet-red. almost true scarlet; 
self-colored. Lb. $3. $1, oz. 35 cts.. pkt. 10 cts. 

♦QUEEN ALEXANDRA SPENCER. Similar to Queen Alex- 
andra. but of the Spencer form. For full description see page 55. 
Lb. $6. Klb. Si. 75, oz. 50 cts.. pkt. 15 cts. 

♦RUBY SPENCER. This may be best described as an improved 
Saint George, or more of a self, the wings being almost the same 
color as the standard, and, if it keeps true, will be the best of this 
class. Lb. S4.50, ><(lb. Si. 25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦SAINT GEORGE. Saint George is of the Spencer type, bright, 
fiery scarlet standard, wings slightly deeper; grand bloom. Lb. 
S6. yilb. Si. 75. oz. 50 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦VERMILION BRILLIANT. The most brilliant iridescent Spen- 
cer yet produced. For full description see page 53. Xlb. Ss, oz. 
Si.7S. pkt. 25 cts. 

Rose- Crimson 

CAPTIVATION SPENCER. Rich, rosy wine-red. For full 
description see page 53. %\b. $2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 25 cts. 

EDITH TAYLOR. Cerise or salmon-rose; great prize-winner. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

*E. J. CASTLE. A magnificent addition to the Gladys Unwin 
class, with the same large flowers and bold, wavy standards of its 
parent. Lb. Si. 50, X'b. 40 cts., oz. 15 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦MARIE CORELLI. Wdngs pure, rich rose-carmine, standards 
show a tint of cherry-red, are large, round and wavy; wings 
full and inclined to remain boldly outright instead of drooping. 
Lb. S5, Xlb. $1.50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

fMRS. E. WILD. Carmine or dark pink. Lb. S6, }ilh. $1.75, oz. 
SO cts., pkt. IS cts. 

Lavender and Mauve 


♦ASTA OHN SPENCER. Lavender, suffused or tinted with mauve, 
and will undoubtedly take its place as the best lavender in the 
Spencer selection. Lb. S7.S0, $2, oz. 7S cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

BERTHA MASSEY. Pale mauve-lilac; new art shade. Pkt. 
2S cts., s pkts. Si. 

BERTRAND DEAL, IMPROVED. (Deal.) Award of Merit, 
National Sweet Pea Society, 1912. Pale rosy lilac; of immense 
size; flowers are of fine form and beautifully waved and crinkled 
on the edges. Pkt. 3s cts., 3 pkts. $1. 

♦FRA^ DOLBY is a lovely pale blue, the same shade as Lady 
Grisel Hamilton, but very much larger. Lb. I4.S0, X'b. Si. 25, oz. 
40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE. (Burpee, 1910.) The color is most 
charmingly soft yet rich lav'ender, which is enlivened by a very 
faint sheen of rose-pink. The large, well-spread wings are of the 
same coloring, frilled and well waved. Lb. Sio, X'lb. S2.75, oz. 
90 cts., pkt. IS cts. 

IRISH BELLE, or DREAM. A lovely rich lilac, flushed with 
pink. For full description see page 53. Xlb. S3.50, oz. Si, pkt. 25c. 

LADY GRISEL HAMILTON. Beautiful silvery lavender. Lb. 
S3, Xlb. Si, oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦MASTERPIECE. (Malcolm, 1908.) Rich lavender, of true Spen- 
cer type, flowers very large. Lb. Sio, Xlb. S2.7S, oz. 90 cts., pkt. 
IS cts. 

tMISS JOSIE REILLY. Lilac. Lb. S6, ^Ib. Si-75, oz. 50 cts., 
pkt. 15 cts. 

i'MRS. ALEX. WALLACE. Lavender. Lb. $ 6 , J^lb. Si. 75, oz. 
50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

MRS. GEORGE HIGGINSON, JR. Almost azure-blue, and 
nearly free from any tint of mauve. Lb. S2, Klb. 7S cts., oz. 2S 
cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

STARK’S GIANT LAVENDER. Fine, extra-large lavender 
Spencer. Pkt. 20 cts., 6 pkt. Si. 


♦PHENOMENAL. White, shaded and edged lilac. Lb. $2, Xlb. 
75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

LOTTIE ECKFORD. Standard white, shaded lilac. Wings white, 
shaded and tinted lighter lilac. Large, hooded form, strongly in- 
clined to double. Lb. S2, (4 lb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts.. pkt. 10 cts. 

Mauve and Blue 

fMRS. C. H. TOTTY. Beautiful sky-blue. Lb. 56, Klb. Si. 75, oz. 
SO cts., pkt. IS cts. 

tMISS H. M. GOULD. Wide-open flower. Standard lilac-mar- 
bled. Lb. S6, Klb. Si. 75, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

MRS. WALTER WRIGHT. Rose-purple, self-colored. Lb. S2, 
Klb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦MRS. WALTER WRIGHT SPENCER. For full description, 
see page 55. Lb. S4.S0, Klb. $1.25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

tMRS. ZVOLANEK. Blue, variegated very prettily; extra early. 
Klb. Si. 50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

ROMOLO PIAZZANI. A violet-blue self; standard slightly 
hooded. Lb. S2, Klb. 7S cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦TENNANT SPENCER. Purplish mauve, large, wavy and beautiful. 
Lb. Ss. Klb. Si. 50, oz. 50 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

tW. J. STEWART. Blue. Lb. $6, Klb. Si-7S. oz. 50c., pkt. 15c. 

Blue and Purple 

BLUE JACKET. Rich navy-blue. For full description, see page 
S3. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

wings bright blue. Lb. S7.50, Klb. S2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

DUKE OF WESTMINSTER. Large size; hooded form. Lb. 
S2, Klb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦EMILY ECKFORD SPENCER. (Burpee, 1910.) Rosy purple 
self-color at opening, but turn bluish purple. Lb. Sio, K'b. S2.7S, 
oz. 90 cts., pkt. IS cts. 

♦FLORA NORTON. Rich lavender, entirely free from any mauve 
or pinkish tinge. Lb. Sz. Klb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦FLORA NORTON SPENCER. Bright blue with a little tint of 
purple. Lb. S7.50, Klb. S2, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

JOHN RIDD. Rich, deep purple, of wonderful size. For full 
description, see page 53. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. 5i. 

tLE MARQUIS. This is the same color as the violet Princess of 
Wales; very large flowers. Lb. 5s, Klb. 5i.S0, oz. 50c., pkt. 15c. 


BLACK KNIGHT. Very deep maroon; open form; one of the 
darkest varieties. Lb. $2.50, Klb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦BLACK KNIGHT SPENCER. For full description, see page 54. 
Lb. 57.50, Klb. 52, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

♦OTHELLO SPENCER. For full description, see page 55. Lb. 
57.50, Klb. 52, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

♦ARTHUR GREEN. A light purple-maroon of waved or Spencer 
form; a new, distinct shade. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si. 

Violet and Indigo 

LORD NELSON. Similar to Navy-Blue, except that the color is 
deeper and richer. Lb. $2, Klb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

NAVY-BLUE. Standard indigo and violet, wings indigo at base, 
shading bright blue. Lb. $2, Klb. 75 cts., oz. 25 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

Violet, Feathered White 

HELEN PIERCE. Flowers a bright violet, mottled or marbled on 
a white ground. Lb. 53, Klb. 5i, oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

PRINCE OLAF. Striped and mottled bright blue on white ground; 
of good size, with erect, e.xpanded standard. Lb. 53, Klb. $1, 
oz. 35 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

Striped and Mottled 

♦AMERICA SPENCER. A grand variety like America; bright 
scarlet-red flaked on white; of the Countess Spencer type, and 
very large flowers. Lb. 57.50, Klb. 5z, oz. 75 cts., pkt. 15 cts. 

♦AURORA SPENCER. For full description, see page 54. Lb. 
Si2, Klb. S3. 50, oz. Si, pkt. 15 cts. 

♦GAIETY SPENCER. F or full description, see page 54. Lb. 54.50, 
Klb. 51.25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

♦JUANITA SPENCER. For description, see page 55. Lb. 54.50, 

Klb. Si. 25, oz. 40 cts., pkt. 10 cts. 

LOYALTY. Royal blue flakes on white ground. For full descrip- 
tion, see page 53. Pkt. 20 cts., 6 pkts. 5i. 

♦SENATOR SPENCER. The color is a varj’ing combination of 
deep claret and chocolate, striped and flaked on a ground of light 
heliotrope. There are usually four good, large, finely formed 
flowers on each stem. Lb. 55, Klb. 51.50, oz. 50c., pkt. 15c. 

62 Ar thur T, Boddington , 342 West 14 th St., New Vbrk Ci^ 


Our Grand Special Offer for 1914 


This quarter of a pound of Sweet Peas (mailed 
free) contains the flinest mixture of the Spencer 
varieties ever sent out by a seed house. The 
range of color is from pure white to darkest 
crimson, and all intermediate shades. Our sales 
last year were over 6,000 packages. 

HELEN LEWIS (For description, see page 6o) 

Boddington’s Quality Mixture 

Containing all the leading and most distinct varieties 
of Sweet Peas, but not including the Spencer Hybrids. 
This mixture is made by ourselves, and great care is 
taken not to have a preponderance of any one color. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. lo cts., 5 ^ 1 b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Boddington’s Special Mixture of 
Color Schemes in Sweet Peas 

Although a general mixture of Sweet Peas is very 
ornamental for the garden, there are cases where a 
more definite color scheme is desired, and to meet the 
diverse tastes of our customers, we offer the following 
very pretty combinations which will serve as a basis 
for those who may be planning such contrasts; 

Pink. Yellow and Salmon shades. Pkt. locts., oz- 15 cts.. 
If lb. 40 cts., 11 ). Si. 50. 

White and Pale Blue shades. Pkt. 10 cts , oz. 15 i ts., 
If 11). 40 cts., lb. 50. 

Pale Blue and Cream shades. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. IS cts., K lb. .10 ct.s.. 11). Ji so. 
Salmon- Pink and rale Blue shades. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 15 cts., if lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Rose- Pink and Pale Blue shades. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. i.s cts., if lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Cream and Maroon shades. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., if lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Salmon-Pink and Crimson shades. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 15 cts , if lb. 40 cts., lb. S1.50. 
Red. White and Blue. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 
cts , if 11). 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Boddington’s Exhibition 
Collections of Sweet Peas 

I packet c.ach, named in 75 varieties, 
separate, our selection, for S.S- 
: i)acket each, named in 50 varieties, separate, our 
selection, for S3.50. 

I packet each, named in 25 varieties, separate, our 
selection, for $ 2 . 

I packet each, named in 12 varieties, separate, onr 
selection, for $1. 

Boddington’s Special Mixture of 
Novelty Spencers 

This mixture contains an equal proportion of 
colors of the Novelty Spencer varieties, and is 
one of the most superb combinations ever offered. 
Customers who are at a loss what varieties to buy 
will find this mixture a most satisfactory way to 
have the “Epluribus ununi” of this lovely flower. 
Pkt. 25 cts., oz. 50 cts., Jf lb. $1.50, lb. S5. 



A Few Hints on the Successful Growing of Sweet Peas 

this necessary 
ar) if tliis can 


Buy your seeds early and sow early. 

Never sow seed of Sweet Peas on the same land in successive years. If your garden is small and you tmd 
be removed and filled in afresh following the instructions given below. 

The soil for Sweet Peas should be rich and deep and prepared early (preferably in the fall of tlie ye 

slaked lime and wood ashes should be thoroughly dug into the ground. , . i 

A good rich turfy loam is the ideal soil for growing Sweet Peas, thoroughly enriched with good rotted 
manure or bone meal, and dug in as deeply as possible. j cit • t. 

If your soil is not of the above consistency, dig a trench two feet deep and two feet wide and hll with 
good rich turfy loam that has been thoroughly mixed with rotted manure or bone meal, in proportion of three- 

fourths soil to one-fourth fertilizer, according to the condition of the soil. ' 

Do not sow your Sweet Peas thickly or too thinly (one ounce of Sweet Peas to five feet is a fair 
average). If the Peas should grow too thickly, thin out to about two inches apart, but not neces- 
sarily in a single row, rather alternately, viz. 

Seed of the black-seeded varieties can be sown 
as soon as the frost is out of the ground, provided 
it is not too wet, the white-seeded varieties should 
not be sown until the ground is warm and dry. 

Before sowing, pulverize your soil in the trench 
about three inches deep. Sow seeds, in a double 
row about ten inches apart, about two inches below 
the surface and tread down firmly. 

For training the vines, use either “brush” 

(that is branches of birch or other light material) 
or large mesh wire netting held by posts, the brush 
or the netting should run about five feet above the 

It is as well to stake, brush or erect 
your wire netting before the seedlings get 
too tall, better perhaps when seed is 

Dry and hot weather affect Sweet Peas 
very quickly. They should be watered 
very frequently and thoroughly, and the 
application of liquid manure given once a 
week. A good heavy mulch of long straw 
manure covering the ground around the 
Sweet Peas should be applied as soon as 
warm weather sets in. This prevents the ground 
from drying out and keeps the soil cool. 

The flowers should be cut as often as possible 
and all seed pods removed as soon as they appear. 

By attending to this properly, it greatly lengthens 
the life of the vine and the flowering season. 

A partial sh.ade during the hottest parts of the 
day is very essential to secure the 
best color in the blooms, it also 
protects the vines from the strong 
rays of the sun. If possible to 
protect the lower growth of the 
Peas, this should be done also. 

If Sweet Peas should be at- 
tacked by the green, black or 
white fly, they should be thor- 
oughly sprayed with one of the 
several Nicotine preparations that 
are offered on page 1 ^ 4 . 

The greatest enemy of young 
Sweet Peas is the cut-worm, and they 
are so destructive as to prevent some 
people from having a good stand of 
Sweet Peas at any time. They usually 
take the young shoots as soon as they 
appear, and while some plants will send out 
new shoots and grow again after being cut off, 
most of them are cut too far down and are ruined. 

A sprinkling of slaked lime over the row or watering 
with lime water helps to keep out the cut-worms. 

A handful of grass dipped in a solution of Paris 
green will sometimes attract the worms, the poison 
killing them. 

FARMOGERM, which we offer among the 
fertilizers on p.age 142, is an excellent agent for the 
successful growing of Sweet Peas, if the instruc- 
tions for the use of this article are carefully fol 

One of the most necessary things in the culti- 
vation of Sweet Peas is the proper feeding of the 
plants, when they are in full growth a change of 
1‘food” is particularly essential. When they start 
into bloom a good application of Scotch soot, ap- 
plied in liquid form, improves the color of flower 

and foliage to a remarkable degree. Aurora Spencer. (For description see page 5-1) 

the soil 
be done 

; good 


Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 

Boddington’s Auricula-eyed Sweet Williams 

Sweet W^illiam, “Scarlet Beauty’’ 


This is an excellent variety of this popular flower. Color in- 
tensely deep, rich scarlet, almost identical in color with the 
Euphorbia splcndens. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

Sweet ~William, ''"Newport Pink” H.B. 

A distinct new color in this favorite hardy plant. In color it 
is what florists call watermelon-pink or salmon-rose. Strikingly 
beautiful ; the habit of the plant is perfect, being well formed, 
neat and compact, the flowers borne in massive heads on stems 
18 inches high. For midseason mass bedding it has no equal. 
It is also very effective as a pot-plant and for cutting. Perfectly 
hardy in any part of the country. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

Sweet-William, Double Rose H.B. 

{Dianihus barbatus rosea fl. pi.) 

Large umbels of handsome, rose-colored flowers distinguish 
this new Sweet William from other already known varieties. 
Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

Boddington's Pink Beauty 

Very distinct, delicate pink flowers. A beautiful variety. 
Pkt. 15 cts., oz. $2 

Sutton’s Scarlet 

A still more remarkable color than our Pink Beauty, from 
which this variety has been selected The flowers are of an in- s< arlel, similar to that of Grenadin Carnation. A bed in 
the distani ; produces a vivid effect. Seed scarce. Pkt. 50 cts. 

Collection, 1 packet each of the above 6 varieties, SI 

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) H.B. ft. 

A well-known, attractive, free-flowering hardy perennial, producing 
a splendid effect in beds and borders with their rich and varied flowers. 
It is much better to raise new, vigorous young plants from seed every 
season than to divide the old plants, as the flowers on the old plants 
are apt to be smaller and more scattered. 

Boddington’s Auricula-eyed. A remarkable strain of the popular 
Sweet William with a di.stinct zone or eye. A great favorite with 

all lovers of this well-known plant. 

Mixed Colors 5,, ,0 $o 75 

Dark Crimson. Rich dark shade 10 i 00 

Pure White. Excellent for cut-flowers 10 i 00 

Scarlet. Red, with white eye 10 i 00 

Maroon. Dark crimson 10 i 00 

Red. With white eye 10 i 00 

Violet. With white eye 10 i 00 

Collection of 6 varieties, as above, 50 cts. 

Finest Mixed Single. Splendid colors 05 30 

Boddington’s Giant Double, Finest Mixed 10 i 00 

Holborn Glory. This strain is a large-flowered selection 
of the auricula-eyed section, the most beautiful and admired 
of all Sweet Williams. This variety contains a beautiful 
strain of light shades 10 i 00 

Sweet ^^illiam. Annual Varieties, Mixed 


This new variety grows about 9 inches in height ; flowers of good 
size, well marked and very free-flowering. Seed sown from January 
to March will bloom the same year. Perfectly hardy, and should be 
grown by every amateur; fine for cutting. Pkt. 10' cts., 3 pkts. for 
25 cts., Hoz. Si. 

Sweet ^William, Everblooming Hybrid 

• (Dianihus lati/olius) 

These hybrids are the result of a cross between the annual China 
Pinks and Sweet Williams, retaining most of the characteristics of the 
latter. They form compact, bushy plants, with fine heads of double 
flowers, and flower almost as quickly from seeds as the China Pinks. 
Latifolius atro-coccineus £1. pi. This is umiuestion- Pkt. Oz. 
ably the finest of the hybrids, and comes ([uite true 
from seed. In color it is a brilliant, fiery red, and com- 
mands attention in any position $0 25 

Latifolius, Double Mixed. While not so desirable as 
the above, it offers quite a variety in the way of color, 
including rose, purple, violet, scarlet, etc 10 $0 60 

TAGETES signata pnmila. A dwarf, compact, bushy 
annual Marigold, with beautiful, delicate, fern-like 
leaves, densely covered with flowers of bright yellow, Pkt. Hoz. 
striped brown ; a first-class border plant $0 10 $0 20 

THAUCTRDM (Meadow Rue). II. P. Summer. 

Adiantifolium. il 4 ft. Yellow 10 i 00 

Aquilegifolium. 3 ft. Purple 10 i 00 

TRADESCANTIA (Spiderwort). II. P. i ft. Summer. 

Virginicus. Blue 10 

Thunbergia (5 ft.) 

Charming climbing annuals of rapid growth; excellent for window- 

boxes, hanging-baskets ami vases. July to ( tetober. pij, qz. 

Alata. Yellow with black eye So to fi ^5 

Alata alba. White, with black eye lo i 25 

Aurantiaca. Orange, with black eye 10 I 25 

Bakeri. Pure white *o i 25 

Fryeri. Buff color 10 i 25 

Coccinea. Scarlet 25 

Grandiflora. Blue flowers; an excellent climber 25 

Finest Mixed. F'lowers white, yellow and orange, with 
black eye 

TRICYRTIS hirta (Japanese Toa<l Lily). 11. P. 1 ft. 
Creamy white. Summer 




BODDINGTON’S ~^.yU4x£li>2/ 

Boddington’s Quality Zinnias (see page 66) 

VERBASCUM (Mullein). H. P. Pkt. 

Blattaria alba giganteum. 4 ft. White. July to Sept $0 10 

Libani. 4 ft. Yellow. July to September 10 

Olympicum. 6 ft. Yellow. July to September 10 

Phoeniceum. 1% ft. Purple. May and June 10 

VINCA. The Annual Periwinkle from Madagascar. T. P. Useful 
for conservatories or bedding. Pkt. Oz. 

Alba. White $0 10 jji 00 

Rosea. Rose 10 i 00 

“ alba. Rose and white 10 i 00 

Mixed 10 75 

VIRGINIA STOCKS. H. A. Sweet-scented. 

Red 05 25 

White 05 25 

Crimson King 05 50 

Yellow 05 25 

Mixed 05 20 

Viola (Scotch, or Tufted Pansies) 

The Scotch Violas, or Tufted Pansies, have of late years been 
greatly appreciated. There are a great number of varieties, varying 
in color from pale lavender to deep rich purple, with many charming 
intermediate shades. They are very free-flowering, and cannot be 
surpassed for bedding purposes; in light, rich soil and a moist situa- 
tion they will continue to bloom from spring till late in the autumn. 
They are also useful for ribbon borders, where they make a fine 
display. We have been repeatedly asked for seed of these most 
beautiful Violas, so offer the following, which we consider the 

finest for all purposes: 

Cornata Papilio. K ft. Lilac. Spring $0 10 53 50 

“ Perfection. % ft. Blue. Spring 10 2 50 

“ White Perfection. % ft. White. Spring 10 2 50 

“ Purple Queen. Blue 10 2 50 

“ lutea. 'A ft. Yellow. Spring 10 2 50 

“ lutea splendens. 54 ft. Orange. Spring 10 2 50 

“ Mixed 10 2 00 

Trachelium coeruleum G.S. 

A free-growing greenhouse annual of easy culture, having large 
cloud-like heads of clear pale mauve flowers somewhat resembling 
Gypsophila. Height, 18 in. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

TRITOMA ( Rcd-Hot-Poker : Flame Flower). H.P. 4 ft. I’kt. 
New sorts, mi.ved. Summer $0 10 

TROLLIDS (Globe Flower). H.P. 2 ft. Summer. 

Cauoasicus ( Golden Globe). Yellow lo 

Japonicus Double yellow } 4 oz., $1.25. . 25 

New Hybrids. Mixed 10 

TOBACCO, see Nicotiana. 

TORENIA. T.A. 10 in. Excellent for pots, beds or Pkt. Hoz. 
Hanging baskets. 

Baillonii. Golden yellow; deep red throat; very 

pretty 1-16 oz., $1 . .$o 25 

Coelestina. Pale blue 25 $i 00 

Fournieri. Porcelain-blue and rich violet 20 60 

“ grandiflora. Large-flowered 25 i 00 

White Wings. Pure white, rose throat 25 

TROPAEOLDM Canariense (Canary-Bird Flower). H.A. Pkt. 
10 ft. Elegant half-hardy annual climber, with delicately cut 
leaves and lovely bright vellow fringed flowers. . .oz., 50c. . .$0 05 
Lobbianum. See Nasturtiums. 

TUNICA saxifraga. H.P. Small pink flowers in profusion... 10 

VALERIANA (Spurred Flower). H.P. Pkt. Oz. 

Alba. White '. ..|o 10 $0 75 

Coccinea. Red 10 75 

Montana. 2 ft. Pink. June to October .... K oz., $i . . 10 
Rubra. Purplish 10 75 

VERONICA (Ironweed). H.P. July and August. Pkt. 

Candida. 2 ft. White $0 10 

Incana. i ft. Blue 10 

Spicata. Bright blue flowers on a dense long spike 10 

Viola (Scotch or Tufted Pansy) Type 
For full description and varieties see below and page 66 



SEE PAGES 36 and 37 


Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 

Boddington’s Scotch, or Tufted Bedded 

Pansies (extra choice named VARitTiEj) 


Archie Grant, Rich royal purple $o 50 

Ardwell Gem. Large rayless flower ; primrose color. . 50 

Bullion. Golden yellow 1 00 

John Querton. Deep lavender 50 

Marchioness. Pure white 50 

Mars. White, small yellow eye 50 

Purpie King. Deep purple 50 

Rover. Lavender, Halted white 50 

Snowdon. Pure white 50 

True Blue. One of the best of its color 50 

Violet King. Deep rich violet 50 

Yeliow Gem. .A grand yellow novelty 1 00 

Collection of 12 varieties as above (in packets) - 

$2 00 
2 00 
2 00 
2 00 
2 00 
2 00 
2 ro 
2 00 
2 00 
2 00 
2 00 

2 00 
$5 CO 

3 00 

W^allflower h.a. 

Of delicious fragrance. pkt. 

Annual. Kjowers July tofall from seedsown in February. So 10 

__i_ . , 


Early Paris Market. 


Golden Gem ... 
White Gem .... 
Belvoir Castle . 
Annual Mixed. 



Koz., 50C. . 
“ 50c.. 




So 2.S 

Single Fine Mixed. H.H.P 10 

Double Finest Mixed. H.H.P 10 

Imported collection 0 ! 8 separate varieties, H.H.P., double or 
single, 75 cts. 


{Cheiranthua Kewensis) 


VIOLET (Viola odorata). The single varieties can be raised only 
from seed. All are fragrant, and in the main quite hardy. Pkt. 

Odorata (Common English V'iolet) $0 10 

“ Czar 25 

“ Princess of Wales 25 

Boddington's Quality Verbenas 

Boddington’s Mammoth Hybrids. A strain of very Pkt. Oz. 
vigorous growth, producing trusses of large flowers 

of brilliant and varied colors. Mixed iioz. 60c.. .$o 10 $200 

Boddington’s Mammoth Auricula-flowered. Large 
flowers with distinct white eye in the 

center of each floret 10 2 00 

“ Mammoth Blue 10 2 00 

“ Mammoth Pink 10 2 00 

** Mammoth Scarlet Defiance The 

finest scarlet sort ; intense color 10 2 00 

“ White (Candidissima). Pure white; 

splendid variety 10 2 00 

“ Striped. Many colors 10 2 00 

Lemon (Aloysia cilriodora) 10 

Venosa. Blue, upright habit; very showy and fine for 
bedding 10 50 

Verbena hybrida compacta lutescens. S®*”' 

— - ■ pact, dwarf va- 
riety, with erect flower stems, bearing round trusses of creamy yel- 
low flowers, standing well above the foliage. 

Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

Verbena hybrida pumila. Meteor. 

H.H.P. New miniature Verbena, forming 
very dwarf bushes of 6 to 8 inches in height 
by 10 to 12 inches in breadth. Flowers of 
faultless form, of an intense deep scarlet 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for $i. 

Verbena hybrida gigantea. 

( New Giant-Flowered Verbena.) 

H.A. A new class of Giant-flowered 
Verbenas that excel all other varieties 
by the size and color of flower and the rich 
display of colors and shades which come true 
from seed. Contains a large percentage of 
red colors of various shades, such as rose, 
purple, turkey-red, geranium-red, rosy-scar- 
let, etc. The florets are very large, with 
brilliant white eye. Pkt. 25 cts , 5 for $i. 

Verbena, Mammoth, Rose 

H.A. The brilliant rose-colored 
flowers measure i to 1 M inches 
across. It is a strong grower and very free- 
flowering. Pkt 15 cts., 4 pkts. for 50 cts. 


Bellflower). H.P. Pki. 

Grandiflora. I'A ft. Blue... So 10 
“ alba. I ft. 

White 10 

** alba plena, i A 

ft. Double white. 10 
** ooerulea plena. 

! ft. Dark 

blue 10 

** n a n a . I ^ ft. 

Blue 10 3 00 

** nana alba. i ft. 

White 10 3 00 


So 75 


Boddington's Quality Verbenas. 

The black-brown buds open into flowers of a delicate sulphur 
shade, which passes gradually to orange or purple-violet. Pkt. 
25 cts., 5 pkts. for $1. 

WHITLAVIA. Showy annual, dark blue bell-shaped 

flowers; excellent lor small beds or ribbon border. Pkt. Oz 

GrandiOora. Blue $0 10 So 2s 

Gloxinoides. Blue, w hite throat '. lo 2s 

Alba. White 10 25 

WATER LILIES. We can supply seed of these. Price 
and list upon application. 

XERANTHEMDM, Finest Double Mixed. H..A. iM 
ft Profuse blooming hardy annuals with everlasting 

flowers. September 10 75 

ZEA Japonica variegata (Variegated Maize; Corn). 

H.A. 6 ft 10 15 

Gracillima variegata (Miniature) '5 

Gigantea quadricolor. Very striking ; beautifully 

striped, white and rose 20 

Boddingfton^s Quality Zinnias 

(H.A. 2/2 ft.) 

These attractive and decorative hardy annuals are most desirable 
plants for mixed borders or bedding purposes, and are 
remarkable for the profusion and duration of 
their flowers, which are extremely useful for 
bouquets The double Zinnias are exceed- 
ingly handsome, the flowers being notable 
for their large size, fine form, brilliancy and 
diversity of color. 

Quality Dwarf, Doable Bright Rose. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $1. 

Quality Dwarf, Double Carmine. Bril- 
liant carmine. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $1. 

Quality Dwarf, Double Canary-Yellow. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $1. 

Quality, Dwarf, Doable Dazzling Soar- 
let. Pkt.'io cts., oz. $1. 

Quality Dwarf, Doable Flesh - Pink. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. Si. 

Quality Dwarf, Doable Golden. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. Si. 

Quality Dwarf, Doable Lilac. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. $1. 

Quality Dwarf, Double Purple. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. Si. 

Quality Dwarf, Double White. Pure. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. Si. 

Quality Dwarf, Doable Yellow. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. Si. 

Collection of 10 varieties, 90 cts., 6 for 60 cts. 
Quality Dwarf, Finest Double Varieties 
Mixed. In the above selection and colors. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 75 cts. 

Zebra Striped. A remarkably interesting 
class, growing about 18 in. high, and pro- 
ducing large double flowers which are 
striped more or less with brilliant colors in 
a most fantastic manner. Pkt. 10c., oz. 75c. 

Zinnia elegans plenissima, Savoja. 

H. A. The color of the flowers is a singular 
mixture of yellow and red. Pkt. 25 cts., 
5 pkts. for Si. 




ZINNIAS, continued Pkt, Oz. 

Tall Double Mixed $o lo oo 

Jacqueminot, Dwarf. Dazzling crimson-scarlet lo i 75 

' Curled and Crested. A strain having large, double Pkt. 5ioz. 
flowers, the petals of which are curiously twisted and 

curled; many colors mixed So 10 $0 25 

Haageana fl. pi. (Mexican Zinnia). A dwarf variety ivith 

small, double orange-colored flowers 10 25 

(I Tom Thumb. This miniature class of Zinnias forms 
charming compact, round bushes of 6 to 12 in. in height and 
8 to 15 in. in diameter. The flowers are very double and 

comprise every shade of color 10 25 

, Queen Victoria. \ pure white variety of the mammoth 
type ; flowers are perfectly double, of fine form ; 4 in. 

across 15 

' Mammoth (Robusta plenissima). Flowers of mammoth 

size, very double ancl of striking colors 10 25 


, New variety ot the dwarf spreading Mexican Zinnia, 15 to 18 in. 

' high, differing from the bright golden orange-flowering type by its 
1 pure sulphur-yellow double flowers. Very showy in beds or borders. 
I Pkt. 10 cts., 3 pkts. for 25 cts. 


Scarlet Gem. Intense scarlet 

Golden Gem 

Orange Gem 

White Gem 

Choice Mixed 

Pkt. Moz. 
,$o 10 $0 25 

...10 25 

. . 10 25 

. . . 10 25 

. . . 10 2.S 

ORNAMENTAL GRASSES, continued pkt 

Eragrostis elegans (Love Grass). Elegant for bouquets and 

for use with Everlasting flowers; annual, i ft So 05 

Eulalia Japonica foliis vittatis. This is one of our finest 
hardy perennial grasses, with long graceful leaves, 
dark green and white striped. It is one of the most 

beautiful for forming clumps. 4 ft to 

“ zebrina (Zebra Grass). The dark green leaves are 
barred or crossed at intervals with broad markings of 
yellowish white. Few variegated plants equal this in 

oeauty 10 

Gynerium argentenm (Pampas Grass). Half-hardy perennial 

with magnificent silvery plumes. 10 ft 10 

Hordeum Jubatum (Squirrel-tail Grass). Bushy panicles; ex- 
cellent for bouquets; annual. 3 ft 05 

Lagurus ovatus (Hare’s-tail (jrass). Hardy annual with sil- 
very^ gray tufts ; useful for dried flower work, i ft oz.,30c. .. 05 

Pennisetum longistylum. An annual grass with gracefully 

drooping heads. 2 ft 05 

“ Ruppelianum. The foliage is long and slender, 

gracefully recurved and glossy deep green in 
color. If sown in March in heat, the plants should 
bloom by the middle of July, and the silvery 
plumes tinted with violet-purple waving in the 
sunlight are beautiful ; hardy perennial. 3ft.... 10 

“ longistylam violaceum. H.A. 3 ft 10 

Stipa pennata (Feather Grass). Hardy perennial with silvery 

white, feathery plumes. 2 ft 05 

Finest Mixed. Annual varieties 05 

Collection of 12 annuals, as above SO SO 

“ “ 6 “ " “ 26 

Palm Seeds 

We make it a point to deliver nothing but absolutely fresh seeds of 
the different varieties of Palm Seeds, shipments of which we are 
constantly receiving from various parts of the tropics. As the various 
varieties ripen at different seasons of the year, we have indicated 
below, as nearly as possible, when each sort will arrive, and as these I 
seeds loose their germination very quickly, we earnestly solicit orders 

in advance. Per 100 

Kentia Forsteriana. March $0 75 ; 

“ Belmoreana. January 75 | 

Cocos Waddelliana. January i 00 

Areca lutescens. April 1 00 ! 

Latania Borbonica. February 50 j 

Livistona rotundifolia. April 3 00 

“ Chinensis. March 3 00 j 

Musa Ensete (Abyssinian Banana). March. Fine for tropical 

effect 2 00 ' 

Phoenix rupicola. March i 00 

“ reclinata. March 50 

“ Canariensis. March 25 

“ Roebelinii. January 300 

Draca.ena indivisa, January ...pkt. loc., oz. 25c., lb. $2.25.. 
Pandanus utUis. March . . .'. i 00 

Ornamental Grasses 

The perennial varieties, many of which have beautifully variegated 
foliage, are valuable for borders and clumps on lawns or among 
shriibs. The annual sorts are chiefly grown for their elegant flower 
panicles, which are useful in bouquet work and for dried flowers. 
They should be cut before being fully expanded. Pkt 

Agrostis nebulosa. One of the most elegant annual sorts, i ft.$o 05 
Andropogon argenteus. Hardy perennial with sil very plumes ; 

very ornamental in groups. 3 ft 05 

Avena sterilis (Animated Oats). The long sensitive awns 
readily expand and contract, causing the seed to move about; 

annual. 18 in. 05 

Anttioxanthum gracile. For edgings ; annual 05 

Aruado donax variegata. Stately perennial with drooping 
green and white striped leaves; excellent for lawn clumps. 9 ft. 10 
Briza gracilis (Small Quaking Grass). Beautiful for bouquets ; 

annual, i ft oz.,4oc... 05 

“ maxima (Large Quaking Grass). Elegant panicles, ex- 
cellent for bouquets and dried flowers; annual, i ft 

_ . . oz.,4oc... 05 

Bromus Brizaeformis. Large drooping panicles, useful for 

bouquets; annual. 2ft 05 I 

Coix lachryma (Job’s Tears). A strong broad-leaved grass with ' 

large shining pearly seeds ; annual. 3 ft oz.,25c... 05 | 

Erianthiis Ravennae. A hardy perennial grass resembling the 1 
Pampas, with beautiful foliage and fine silvery plumes ; excel- | 
lent for lawn specimens. Blooms the first year from seed if sown 1 
early. 8 ft jo | 

OnuuB«nta( Grasses (Annual) 

Exhibit of vegetables at the Royal International Horticultural Exhibition, London, 1912 , ehowlng the English style of staging 



Boddington^s Quality Vegetable Seeds 

Boddington^s Pfize» 
Winning Quality 
Vegetable See 

Specialties for Ex- 


Boddington’s Mammoth Pkt. Pt. Qt. Pk. 

Marrowfat So 20 So 40 So 75 $s 25 

Boddington’s Selected Extra- 

Early Gradus 10 


Boddington’s Bountiful 10 

Boddington’s Exhibition 15 

BEETS— Pkt. 

Boddington’s Early Model 

Globe So 10 

Boddington’s Exhibition. . . . 

Pkts. only. $1 for 5. . 


Boddington’s Exhibition. . . . 

Pkts. only. Si for 5 . . 


Boddington’s Early of 



3 50 



2 25 


1 00 




0 25 

to 60 

52 00 



Earlies . . '/oo/... 30c.. . 

Boddington’s Exhibition 
Blood-Red. 5 1 for 5 pkts. . 

Boddineton’s Improved Long 




Red Surrey 

Boddington’s Selected New 






Boddington’s Extra-Early 




Snowball . . . i^oz., 5 i. 75 . . 

Boddington’s Golden Self- 


6 00 


Boddington’s Improved 


I 00 

3 75 

White Plume 


Boddington’s Exhibition 



I 25 



Boddington’s Improved New 



I 75 

York Spineless 


Boddington’s Early White 



1 50 


Boddington’s Selected Scar- 
let Gem 





Sparkill, N. Y., October 11, 1913. 

342 West 14th St., New York, N. Y. 

Dear Sir: I think it only just to you to 
let you know that I am more than pleased 
with the seed you supplied me with this 
spring as in the past. I made sixty-four ex- 
hibits at the Bergen and Rockland County 
Fairs, and took sixty first prizes, which 
speaks volumes for the vitality of seed you 
send out. You can depend upon my 
patronage in the future. 

Very truly yours, 


Gardener for Mrs. W. R. Thompson. 


Boddington’s Improved Telegraph. 

25c. and $0 50 

Boddington’s Selected White Spine . . 10 $0 25 

Big Boston: Boddington’s Exhibition 


May Queen: Boddington’s Exhibition 

Strain .... 

Boddington’s Eclipse Cos (Romaine). . 

Boddington’s Exhibition Emerald Gem. 

Boddington’s Variegated Garnishing . 

$ I for 5 pkts.. . 

Boddington’s Quality Pure Culture 

Brick, 35c., 1; for Ji 75, 10 for S3.. 

Boddington’s Bountiful . ' ...oz. 50 cts . . 
Boddington’s Selected Ailsa Craig. . . 

Hoz. soc. . 


Boddington’s Selected Chinese Giant . 







White Bush 

Boddington’s English Vegetable Mar- 

Extra-Early Jersey 


Boddington’s Triumph (Long Season) . 
Boddington’s Improved Large and 





















5 o 25 
















Brussels Sprouts 
Boddington 's 


Boddington’s Early Sunrise . J^z. 6oc. 15 

Boddington’s Aero 25 cts. and 50 


Boddington’s Model Snowball 05 

25 75 

SPECIAL OFFER. One packet each of the above varieties for $6. For full descriptions of all the above Quality Vegetables, see following pages 







Calendar of Operations for Growing Vegetables for 

Home Use or Exhibition 

By EDWIN JENKINS, Bellefontaine Gardens, Lenox, Mass. 

[For the purpose of reckonini; dates. New York is generally taken as a standard. Allow six days’ difference for every hundred miles of latitude.] 

JANUARY. Those who wish to have exhibition stock of 
Ailsa Craig onion and leeks, should sow these in flats or pans 
this month. Sow for general use globe artichokes, White Plume 
celery and tomatoes, the latter for greenhouse use only. 

FEBRUARY. Put the leeks and onions into small pots as 
soon as they are large enough to handle, giving them a rather 
rich soil. Sow eggplants, jx-ppers, cauliflower and early cabbage, 
and toward the end of the month make another sowing of celery. 

MARCH. The preceding notes are useless except to those 
having a greenhouse. Those who are without these facilities 
should make up hotbeds as early as possible this month and 
sow the beforementioned seeds; with care they will not be far 
behind when planting-out time arrives. Sow; now, Brussels 
sprouts, lettuce, parsley, and the main crop of tomatoes. By 
the middle of this month the onions, leeks and artichokes should 
be nice thrifty plants in 4-inch pots, and should be kept in a 
night temperature of 55°; syringe regularly to keep down red 
spider, but be careful not to break the leaves. Eggplants, pep- 
pers, cauliflower and cabbage should be potted or pricked out in 
flats, giving liberal room for growth; all these are subject to 
attacks of green fly and the best w'ay to deal with this pest is 
to dip all the plants in a one-to-forty mixture of X-L-All Insecti- 
cide. Another sowing of all the kinds sown in February should 
be Made now and as soon as the heat has partially subsided in 
the hotbeds, sow forcing carrots, beets, early Barletta onion, 
radish and spinach. For those who can afford the room it is a 
good plan to start some peas in boxes with removable bottoms, 
and w'hen outside w'eather conditions permit, plant them out; 
they will be ready generally a w'eek or more in advance of those 
sown outside. .As soon as the frost is out and the ground has 
dried enough to walk on without sticking, sow carrots, beets, 
spinach, parsley and several rows of different varieties of peas. 

APRIL. Dress the asparagus bed with nitrate of soda at the 
rate of five hundred pounds to the acre. If the strawberries 
have lifted with the frost roll with a heavy iron roller and 
give them a sprinkling between the rows with some complete 
fertilizer. .All the various herbs should be sown now, as well 
as more peas, beets, carrots, etc. Sow some rhubarb and as- 
paragus, so as to have good young plants coming along to take 
the place of those dug up for forcing, chicory, witloof and 
sea kale are valuable additions to the winter vegetables, which 
may be had if sown now. Toward the end of this month the 
cauliflower, cabbage and celery sown in the greenhouse may be 
planted outside, and another sowing should be made. April is a 
month of treacherous weather, and great care should be taken 
with the ventilating of frames, not to check any of the plants 
with cold draughts and still admit all the air possible; cover the 
frames and hotbeds every night with litter or mats. Remember 
the old adage “safe bind, safe find.” Those who have the room 
should start one planting of sweet corn in pots; with reasonable 
care it will be a week or more in advance of the crop sown out- 
side. (For preparation of ground for the exhibition roots, etc., 
see October notes.) 

MAY. Sow main crop of onions as early as local weather con- 
ditions will permit; sow all the tender vegetables, as lima and 
string beans, corn, squash, melon, cucumbers, okra, etc. While 
there is always a chance of losing a sowing of these, yet it is 
worth while running the risk for the chance of getting a week 
to ten days longer season. The artichokes, onions and leeks 
should be planted out during the first or second week and great 
care should be taken to prevent wilting from hot, drying winds; 
an occasional spraying on hot days will be found very beneficial. 
On ground specially prepared, and during the first week in the 
month, sow the roots for exhibition (carrots, parsnips, long 
beets and salsify) ; when large enough to handle thin them to 
about 10 or 12 inches apart. Sow succession crops of beets, 
carrots, peas, lettuce, radish, spinach, cauliflower and cabbage; 
the winter crop of celery should be sown now. 

JUNE. The main planting season is now over, but do not 
forget to keep up the succession sowings of lettuce, beans, peas, 
beets, radish, cauliflower, etc.; it should be the gardener’s 
pride to keep up a steady supply of fresh young vegetables of 
all kinds. Give the onions, leeks, carrots, etc., growing for 
exhibition, an occasional light dressing with bone meal, guano, 
soot, lime, or any good complete fertilizer. Dust the melons, 
squash and pumpkins with slug-shot to keep down the squash bug. 
Spray the potatoes with bordeaux mixture and arsenate of lead. 

JULY. Make another sowing of corn and spray the potatoes 
at least twice this month with the same mixture as above. 
Plant out winter celery on well-enriched land, either in trenches 
or on the level. There is usually some difficulty in getting good 
head lettuce from the middle of this month until the end of 
August. Our experience has been that with good rich soil in 
open frames, and with water at hand, there is no difficulty. We 
have found the variety Big Boston the most satisfactory. Weak 
doses of liquid manure will be of great assistance to all the 
exhibition stock. Plant out liberal quantities of cauliflower 
now for fall use. Sow tomatoes and cucumbers for winter use 
in the greenhouse. 

AUGUST. Run the cultivator between all crops where it is 
possible, as this will conserve moisture and keep the weeds down. 
Sow in frames dwarf peas, beans, radish, spinach, and lettuce. 
Make and spawn mushroom beds. If you have no regular mush- 
room house, under the greenhouse bench or a shed or barn cellar 
will do. The exhibition onions will have finished growing by 
the end of this month and should be carefully lifted and put on 
excelsior to dry in a sunny, airy place. Handle with care as they 
are easily bruised. 

SEPTEMBER. In many parts of the country frost may be 
expected this month and tender things should be protected with 
mats, boxes, pine branches, or anything that is handy; usually, 
if we can get through the early fall’ frost without injury, there 
is a few weeks of good weather afterward. 

OCTOBER. This is a month of strenuous work for the man 
who wishes to have good exhibition vegetables next year, and 
right now the ground should be selected for growing peas, lima 
beans, artichokes, onions, leeks, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, 
carrots and other root-crops. First try to select a place where 
water is near-by; next where the soil is naturally deepest, then, 
after determining how much space the several kinds will take, 
proceed to open trenches at least 3 feet deep and from 4 to 6 feet 
apart (the reason for making the trenches so far apart is to use 
the top soil from between for filling, disposing of the bottom 2 
feet from the trench in this space). This may seem rather a 
wasteful method, and of course can hardly be practiced where 
land is very scarce; still with a liberal amount of manure in this 
sub-soil lots of crops may be grown in it. Do not mix anything 
but well-rotted manure and about a pailful of bone meal to 
each 20 feet of trench, unless it is a sprinkling of lime. If the 
land is level a good plan is to leave the trenches open all the 
winter so as to let the frost exert its pulverizing influence on the 
soil, but if the ground slopes much it is better to refill at once 
to avoid washing in the spring thaws. Land prepared this 
way is better for all crops and will not suffer when the dry, scorch- 
ing summer weather wilts and shrivels crops on shallow soils. 
Forcing asparagus and chicory may be commenced this month 
and these will be much appreciated as other fresh vegetables be- 
come scarce. Tie up endive and cover with straw to blanch. 

NOVEMBER. The work of the foregoing month should be 
continued as long as the weather will permit. Dig up roots of 
rhubarb and asparagus for winter forcing. Store winter celery 
and all root crops not already in. 

DECEMBER. Profit by the past season’s experience with 
the several varieties of all the different crops and make up 
your seed order with the idea of getting the best. 

70 Arthur T. Bodding ton . 342 West 14th St.. New Vbrk City 

Boddington^s Novelties and Specialties in Vegetable Seeds 

The following are a selection of the best and most recent novelties and specialties selected from most reliable sources, for 
their advancement upon existing types, all worthy of a place in the up-to-date kitchen-garden, and for exhibition purposes. .\|>art 
from these offerings, we specially desire to call the attention of customers and prospective buyers to the general list of vegetables 
following. If in doubt, “go by the rule,” that is, the heavy line under the varieties; these are the best in their classes, and by ad- 
hering to the rule you will have a most successful garden. 





Bell’s Premier. ^ magnificent 

new Pea is a cross 

between Gradus and The Bell. Height. 
5 >3 feet. A late second-early with strong 
haulm and of medium-green foliage; pods 
borne in pairs, with nine to eleven large 
Peas of splendid flavor. It will become a 
grand e.xhibition variety and can be well 
recommended. Pkt. of X pint. 6o cts. 

Warriston Wonder. splendid 

- ■■ new Pea is 

from a cross between The Bell and Gradus. 
Height. 5 feet. .A. main-crop Pea with 
strong haulm and dark green foliage; pods 
borne in pairs, with ten to eleven immense 
Peas of exquisite flavor. We consider this 
the heaviest-cropping Pea in cultivation, 
and can well recommend it for the exhi- 
bition table. We arc sure it will become a 
great favorite with gardeners. (Stock 
limited.) Pkt. of X pint. 6o cts. 

Incomparable. finest 

^ ■ garden Peas yet of- 

fered. Haulm robust, freely branched, 
producing a marvelous display of hand- 
some dark green pods, filled with large and 
delicious Peas. iVIuch valued both for the 
table and the exhibition stage. Ed. Jen- 
kins says the name covers all the fine 
points of this Pea. Height. 3 to 4 feet. Pt. 
40 cts.. qt. 75 cts., pk. Ss.25. 


Boddington’s Exhibition. 

Unequaled for form, smoothness, color 
and quality of the root. It was certificated 
at the \'egetable Conference as the best 
type of dark Beet. Always cuts well. 
Pkt. 25 cts.. 5 pkts. $1. 



Boddington’s Exhibition. 

This strain has been carefully grown and 
selected for us for a number of years, 
and we have had the most encouraging re- 
ports about it from the largest market-gar- 
deners and others. As a hardy, productive 
and finely flavored Sprout it cannot be 
excelled. Pkt. 25 cts., S pkts. |i. 

The dwarfest and earliest of 
all the varieties. Sprouts 
very solid, and excellent in flavor. Those who prefer small Sprouts 
will appreciate our Dwarf Gem. Pkt. 30 cts., 4 pkts. $1. 


Boddington’s Exhibition Biood- 

Red. Extremely early; compact and 

dwarf habit; splendid shap<*. Pkt. 

25 cts., 5 pkts. $ 1 . 

Morse’s Golden Cream. 


yellow Country Gentleman Sweet Corn. 
The kernels are long and pointed, the cob 
is very slender, and the whole ear about as 
long as Golden Bantam. The flavor is 
remarkable; in fact, very much the same 
as (, olden Bantam. The habit of growth 
is rather dwarf, and the stalks bear two 
to four ears. The stalks are brownish re<i 
and the silk is also brown at the tips. It is 
among our earliest varieties, and the color 
at eating stage is a rich cream, cooking to 
a light golden yellow. Xpt- i.S cts.. pt. 
30 cts., qt. 50 cts. 

Seymour’s Sweet-Orange. 

A most desirable second-early or mid- 
season variety, growing vigorously from 
6 to 7 feet in height, and producing an 
average of two good cars to a stalk. The 
ears are ready for use five days to a week 
later than those of Golden Bantam, and 
are from 6 to 7 inches in length, with 
twelve to fourteen rows of deep, rather 
slender grains of a light canary-yellow. 
It is fully equal in surpassingly delicious 
flavor to our famous Golden Bantam. 
Some planters pronounce it even ahead 
of Golden Bantam on account of its larger 
ears and the greater length of time that 
they lemain in fine condition for the 

Sweet Orange is all that can be desired 
as a companion variety to Golden Bantam. 
Of strong growth, the large ears are well 
filled and the grains are exceptionally 
sweet, tender and full of milk. A great 
point of merit with the Seymour Sweet- 
Orange is that when the grains develop 
they remain soft and tender and retain 
their sweetness for a longer period than 
those of any other second-early Sweet 
Corn. All reports from cool northern 
localities praise the hardiness of growth 
and early season of maturity. Pt. 15 cts.. 
qt. 25 cts., Xpk. 90 cts., pk. {1.75. 

For our complete list of Sweet Corn, 
see page 87 

Boddington’s Lily-White. 

It is undoubtedly the finest 
Cauliflower for all early work; 
its close white heads, well protected by the foliage, always command 
the highest attention. The quality is excellent, and lacks the coarse- 
ness of the sorts which have their heads exposed to the weather. 
Considerable attention and care has been given its selection for sev- 
eral years past, only carefully chosen heads being kept for .seed, and 
we can confidently recommend it. Pkt. 25 cts., Xoz. 50 cts. 

A general selection of the Choicest Garden Peas will be found 
on pages 73 to 79 

Burpee’. Earliest Catawba. 

growth and extreme earliness. but differs from it in color and flavor. 
It grows from 4 to 5 feet in height, and bears from one to five good- 
sized ears to a stalk, according to whether it is grown in hills or rows. 
When ready for the table the grains are white, though sometimes 
suffused with rose-pink, but the dry seed is a dark purple, shaded 
rose; very much like the color of the Catawba grape, which gave it 
its name. This Corn is most satisfactory in every respect, and we 
cordially invite a trial of its wonderful merits. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., 
Xpk. Jl.7S. pk. J3 -IS- 







Sutton*8 Masterpiece. 

Introduced by Sutton & Sons in 
1910. and has proved to be a dis- 
tinct advance on varieties pre- 
viously grown. The comparative 
trials in their experimental 
grounds leave no room for doubt 
as to its superiority. The plant is 
robust in constitution, unusually 
prolific, and the long pods are 
straight, handsome and tender. 

As a very quick grower Sutton’s 
Masterpiece will be a valuable 
addition to the varieties adapted 
for pot culture. 

Mr. William Duckham, superin- 
tendent for Mrs. D. Willis James, 

"Onunda,” Madison, N. J., and 
Mr. William Longland, superin- 
tendent for J. L. Hutchinson, Esq., 

Lake Geneva. Wis., tried this va- 
riety at our request, and we are 
listing it upon their high recom- 
mendation. Pkt. locts., pt.30cts., 
qt. so cts. 


Sutton’s King George. 

This new variety is the result of a 
highly successful cross between 
Matchless and Telegraph, combin- 
ing the fine quality of the former 
with the prolific habit of the latter. 

We have every confidence that 
this new variety will become an 
immediate favorite with our cus- 
tomers. Pkts. 50 cts. and 75 cts. 

I n 

wonderful crop it produces, this variety has no rival. The plant sets 
freely at all seasons of the year, hence the name. Fruit of good 
length, deep green in color, almost smooth, and of first-rate flavor. 
First-class Certificate, Royal Horticultural Society. Pkts. 50 cts. 
and 75 cts. 


Boddington’s Exhibition 

Strain Big Boston. Extremely 
— large, 

crisp, and slow to run to seed. Fine for 
exhibition. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts., 

Klb. J2. 

Burpee’s Earliest Way- 

ahead. This wonderful Let- 
■ tuce shows a remark- 

able combination of earliness, 
firm-heading character, hand- 
some appearance and fine 
quality. Both in coldframes 
early in the spring and in 
the open ground — in spring, 
summer and early fall 
months — it has proved to 
be not only the very ear- 
liest and surest heading of 
all early Lettuces we have 
ever grown, but also of the 
very finest quality at all seasons. 

Burpee’s Earliest Wayahead 
not only earlier than May King, Nan- 
sen and other choice extra-early varie- 
ties, but the heads are also larger in size and more 
tightly folded. Earliest Wayahead stands longer 
before running to seed than any other early head 
variety. Pkt. loc., oz. 25c., J<lb. 75c., lb. I2.50. 

Our Vegetable Seeds are “good from the ground 
up” and as sturdy as the oak 

Sutton’s Every-Day. 

Sutton’s Masterpiece Beans 

Copenhagen Market. 

This superb new Cabbage has 
created quite a sensation. It is 
undoubtedly without a rival as the 
finest large, round-headed, early 
Cabbage in cultivation. The type 
is thoroughly fixed; this is a great 
consideration to gardeners. The 
heads average about ten pounds 
each in weight, are very solid, 
with small core and of fine quality. 
It matures as early as Chaileston 
Wakefield, and will giv'e a much 
heavier yield than that popular 
variety. The plant is short- 
stemmed, the heads being pro- 
duced almost on the ground. The 
leaves are light green, rather 
small, saucer-shaped, and always 
tightly folded. The plants, there- 
fore, can be set clo.=er than is usual 
with varieties of similar size. Pkt. 
10 cts., %oz. 15 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

Enkhuizen Glory. Targe, 

— early 

sort; white and very solid. Pro- 
duces fine, ball-shaped heads, and 
combines large size with earliness 
as no other early Cabbage does. 
A fine market sort. One of the best. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Xlb. 75c., 
lb. $2.50. 

Boddington’s Scarlet 

Gem. Medium-sized fruit, beau- 

’ tifully netted; sets with 

unusual freedom. Flavor unsur- 
passed by any melon in cultivation. 
We consider no display of vegeta- 
bles complete without this dainty fruit. Pkt. 75 cts. 

^lELON (Greenhouse or Frame) 

Ring George. New Scarlet-fleshed Melon. There are so 

2 “ — ■ few well-flavored scarlet-fleshed forcing melons 

that we feel justified in calling special attention to this one of the 
best recently raised. As a rule, the fruits come about 
three to four pounds, although we have had handsome 
fruit of it six pounds in 
weight. It is beautifully 
netted, emits a rich aroma, 
and is particularly thick in 
the flesh. The color is a 
scarlet-orange throughout, 
the outer skin being green. 
It is exceedingly juicy and 
the flavor excellent. It is a 
very free setter and can be 
grown with or without heat. 
The Royal Horticultural 
Society report of this melon 
is as follows: “A robust 
grower and a good setter; 
fruit pale green when grow- 
ing; netting perfect; flesh 
scarlet; inches deep; 

average weight five to six 
pounds.” Pkt. 75 cts., 3 
pkts. for $2. 

Veitch’s Eminence. 

Award of Merit from the Royal Horti- 
cultural Society. The flesh, which is of 
great depth, has c.n attractive tinge of 
orange, giving promise of a delicate flavor, 
which is fully borne out when the fruit is 
tasted. The appearance of the fruit is 
excellent, being of a medium size and 
beautifully netted. (See illustration, page 
92.) Pkts. 50 cts. and 75 cts. 

Copenhagen Market Cabbage 




Arthur T. Boddington. 342 West 14th St.. New York City 

Aero. ■■i" 

dicaics. tliis va- 

rii-ty is above all as an 
ouuloor Tomato. In real- 
ity. it is a re-selected 
Puckswootl Favorite, with 
all its gooil qualities of 
earliness. ciop|)ing prop- 
erties. healthy constitu- 
tion. its .solid and delicate 
flesh and its evenness of 
size. The fruit contains 
very few seeds, and in 
color is a bright scarlet, 
with rich, acifi flavor. 
Recommended for all ])ur- 
poses and docs well under 
glass. I’kts. 25 cts. and 
so cts., ’-ioz. Si. 


Boddington’s Ex- 

hibition, Varlega- 
■ ted, or Gar- 
nishing.) Kxtra-choice. 
selecteti stock, endjracing 
all the most Ix-autiful and 
rlistinct shades of color, 
varying from white and 
gr»-en to pink and rich 
crimson. I'kt. 25 cts.. 5 
pkts. Si. 



35 Gigantic Gibraltar Onions, weight, 
by Mr. Edwin Jenkins, superintendent 
Gardens, Lenox, Mass. 

122 lbs.; average, 3V2 lbs. each. Grown 
to Giraud Foster, Esq., Bellefontaine 

This is a turnip- 
r<K)ted red Kad- 


Schell’s New Quality. 

The introducer of this variety says: 
‘Tt is. without question, one of the 
finest new varieties ever offered, and tremendously prolific. The 
plant in our illustration contained thirty-eight perfect fruits. It has 
a beautiful, attractive shape, while its superior quality, almost as 
sweet as an apple, makes up its attractiveness. As to size, the 
average is 5 inches in length. sJd inches wide at the base and 2j-^ 
inches at the tip. It is the most prolific Pepper ever grown in this 
locality.” Having seen plants and a number of photographs of this 
variety, we can highly recommend it to our customers. A trial will 
convince you too. Pkt. ir cts.. oz. Si. 

^Vhite Prince, ’'' ^ile all other kinds of Peppers are green in 
* the edible stage and become rapidly yellow or 
red when ripening, this new sort is distinguished by the shining 
creamy white of its young fruits, which are 3 to 4 inches long with a 
circumference of to 10 inches. They remain white until they 
have attained their full size; when they begin to ripen the color 
changes to yellow, and finally to a brilliant orange. Pkt. 15 cts., 
4 pkts. 50 cts. 


Boddington’s Exhibition Triple -Curled Moss. 

This Parsley is recognized as the standard exhibition sort, and the 
seed we offer has been saved from grand specimens — every plant 
seeded being fit for the exhibition table. For garnishing or the 
exhibition table this variety is unequaled. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Ji. 

The Leading Prizes for Collections of Vegetables, given at the 
Summer and Fall Exhibitions of the Gardeners’ Societies, in- 
cluding Lenox, Lake Forest, Lake Geneva, Morristown, Madi- 
son, N. J., etc., were won by the products of Boddington’s 
Quality Exhibition Vegetable Seeds. 

ish that the raiser claims 
will supersede all existing 
sorts of its class. In less 
than thre<* wt*eks from 
sowing. Sa.\a Radish is ready for the table, the tiesh being firm, 
crisp and juicy, and remains so for a long time without getting 
spongy. Does etpially well outside or for forcing. Pkt. 20 cts., 
6 pkts. $1. 

Early Cone-shaped Scarlet White -Tipped. 

New shape in Radishes. Extra-etirly ; grows to a very large size 
without becoming stringy with age; color is intense, shining scarlet, 
with white tips of pleasing appearance. Pkt. 15 cts.. oz. 50 cts.. 
Xlb. Si. 50. 


Gigantic Gibraltar. (Burpee’s.) This enormous Onion is 

“ ; possessed of many sterling ([ualities. It 

grows larger than Ailsa Craig and is a great exhibition variety. It is 
of handsome, globular shape, light straw-color, and uniform in size. 
The flavor is agreeably mild and. if stored in a well-ventilated, dry 
place, will keep for months. (See illustration on this page.) Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 25 cts., Xlb. 75 cts. 

Milan Giant Brown. 

The bulbs are of a bright chestnut- 
brown. have a characteristic top-like 

form, and are equally suitable for culture either fioin seed or from 
bulbs. Will average 4 inches in diameter both ways. As this puts 
almost all other Onions completely in the shade, we would strongly 
recommend a trial of the Giant Milan Onion, being convinced that 
it will give complete satisfaction and soon become a general favorite 
both for home and market. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. for Ji. 

Special Notice. introduce our Quality Vegetable Seed 

— t- Novelties offered on pages 70, 71 and 72, 

we will send a trial package of each for $5; 3 collections 
for $14. 

SEEDS, see pages 2 to 7 

Chicory, Witloof. Known in the United States as French Endive; in Europe as Brussels Chicory. One of the finest winter salads. It is 
easy of cultivation and should be grown by every gardener, amateur and professional alike. Full description and price on page 85 




Boddington's Early of Earlies (seepage 74) 

Alphabetical List of English-Gfown Garden Peas 

Those varieties preceded by a * are wrinkled varieties (that is, the seed is wrinkled) — 
the balance are round-seeded varieties 

Ameer, or Bountiful 


♦American Wonder 


♦Boddington’s Mammoth Marrowfat 

Boddington’s Early Bird 

Boddington’s Early of Earlies 


Black-eyed Marrowfat 

♦Champion of England 

♦Dwarf Defiance 



♦Duke of Albany 

Dwarf Sugar 


Earliest May 

Early Morn 

♦Excelsior (Sutton’s) 

First of All 

♦Gradus, Boddington’s Extra-Early . 


Green Gem (Sutton’s) 

♦Horsford Market-Garden 


Leader ( The ) 

♦Lincoln (The) 

♦McLean’s Advancer 


♦Nott’s Excelsior 

Pioneer (Sutton’s) 

♦Premium Gem 


♦Prince Edward 

♦Peerless Marrowfat (Sutton’s' 

♦Quite Content 

♦Scotsman (The) 

♦Senator (The) 



♦Thomas Laxton 


William I (Improved) 

World’s Record 

♦Yorkshire Hero 
























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Arthur T. Bodding ton . 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 

Exhibited and won by Mr. Wm. Duckham, supt. to Mrs. D. Willis James, Madison, N. J., at the Eighteenth Annual Flower Show of the 
Morris County Gardeners and Florists Society, Madison, N. J., Oct. 28 and 29, 1913. Seeds supplied by Arthur T. Boddington 

Boddington’s English -Grown Peas 

One quart will plant about 100 feet of drill. Sow in double rows 6 to 8 inches apart, the rows 2 to 4 feet apart, the tall ones re<|uiiing 
brush. Commence sowing the extra-early vaiicties as early as the ground can be worked in February or March, and continue for a succes- 
sion. every two weeks until June. Those marked with a {*) are wrinkled marrows, and. unless otherwise stated, should be sown thicker than 
the round Peas, and not till the ground has become warm, as they are more liable to rot. 

For the past years we have handled, alnrost exclusively, English-grown Peas. The reports from our customers during the past season 
have been so encouraging that this year we have decided to increase the number of varieties of stock so grown. English-grown Peas can 
always be relied upon as ab.solutely true, free from ‘'rogues,” hand-picked, all imperfect seeds being rejected, thus insuring greater strength 
and vigor of the vines, and a clean, handsome and more profitable crop. 

First Division or Extra-Early Peas 

DWARF VARIETIES. 12 to 25 inches in height 

Boddington’s Early of Earlies thoroughly fixed 

; — ' r arid free from sporting 

tendencies. 2 feet high, of healthy, vigorous growth; white, round 
seed and very hardy. The pods to 4 inches long, or half as long 
again as those of Extra-Early, rearly for picking quite as early as the 
latter, appear in great quantities and mostly in pairs, and are of the 
same shape. Pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., Kpk- J2.75. pk. $5.25, bus. $20. 
Green Gem. (Sutton’s.) a splendid Pea; very prolific. Pods 
long, broad and pointed; dark green in color; 
flavor extra good. Height about i foot. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., J^pk. 
$2.25, pk. $4, bus. 515. 

Earliest May. ^^e earliest and most productive Peas in 

culti\ ation. Height 20 to 25 inches. Pt.20cts., 

qt. 35 cts., Kpk. Ji.25. pk. J2.2S. bus. $9. 

Excelsior. (Sutton’s.) Ready for picking with American VVon- 

— ; der. Quite equal to many of the marrowfat Peas. 

Height iM feet. Pt. 25 cts.. qt. 50 cts.. J^pk. J2. pk. J3.S0, bus. Ji2. 
Laxtonian. One of the earliest Peas in existence, being ready 
^ to gather green one or two days before Gradus or 

Thomas Ltixton. It is a true marrowfat, having the richness and 
quality of the best main-crop varieties. In all respects the greatest 
advance yet made in dwarf early Peas, and likely to remain so for 
some years to come, for it has ail the essential qualities of a high- 
class Pea, and has proven a success wherever tried. Pt. 40 cts., qt. 
75 cts., Mpk. $2.75. pk. $5.25. bus.. J20. 

Mavflower * (Carter’s.) A new and prolific first-early mar- 

^ ^ rowfat Pea. A cross between Daisy and William 

Hurst. The vine is robust, possessing the same healthy character 
as its famous parent. Daisy. Seed wrinkled. Height 18 inches. 
Every one should try this fine introduction. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., 
FJpk. $2.25, pk. $4, bus. $15. 

Pioneer. (Sutton’s.) A first-early Pea of great popularity 

with many fine qualities. The plant is unusually robust 

in habit, and carries a heavy crop of long, pointed pcxis of dark 
green, which are well filled with rich-flavored Peas. So numerous are 
the pods that the plants present a most striking appearance while 
growing. We regard this as one of the best varieties in this class. 
Height about 2 feet. Pt. 40c., qt. 75c., yipk.. $2.75. pk. $5.25. bus. $20. 




The stock of our improv’ed Gradus Pea 
has been selected for us by one of the 
leading Pea specialists in England. The 
merits of this Pea over the existing va- 
riety are its extreme earliness, produc- 
tiveness and continued bearing. Height 
about 3 feet, and of robust growth. Pods 
are large and well filled, containing at 
times as high as ten Peas, which are 
sweet and tender, and remain so for 
several days after being gathered. Pt. 

20 cts.. qt.40 cts., Kpk. $1.50, pk. S2.75, 
bus. Sio. 

Boddington*s Early Bird. 

A round-seeded Pea of the Gradus type, 
embodying the hardiness of a round va- 
riety, with the flavor and size of pod of 
Gradus. A grand Pea, the greatest ad- 
vance in round varieties since the advent 
of Telegraph. Growers cannot fail to 
quickly see the advantages of this Pea for 
their early work. This variety is a first- 
early cropper, producing deep green pods 
of the well-known Gradus type, but, on 
account of its hardy constitution, may be 
sown early to great advantage in order 
to obtain very early results in the spring. 

It is a vigorous, branching plant, growing 

3 feet in height, and bears throughout the length of the haulm a 
large proportion of pods in pairs, which contain fine, deep green 
Peas of exquisite marrowfat flavor. A prominent gardener writes; 
"I want to say a word in favor of your Early Bird. I saw it at a 
neighbor's and it is a grand early Pea.” Pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., > 4 pk. 
52.25, pk. $4, bus. Sis. 

Boddington’s Selected Extra-Early Gradus Pea 



Quite Content. ^ t a 1 1 - 


exhibition variety. The haulm is 
medium dark; about 5 feet, with 
ge, straight, medium-dark pods, 
mostly in pairs, from 5 to 6 
inches in length, containing 
nine to ten Peas in a pod; 
good flavor; an excellent 
variety for second - early 
use. It is exceedingly pro- 
lific, and the pods hang 
mostly in pairs. Height, 5 to 6 feet. Pt. 
30C., qt. 60C., Kpk- $2.25, pk. 54, bus. 5 is. 

Peerless Marrowfat.*!®"*: 

ton s.) 

The robust habit, profusion of very large 
and well-filled deep green pods, combined 
with the remarkable size and superb 
flavor of the Peas, are qualities which 
have insured its popular position. 
Height, 3 feet. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., 
Kpk. 52.25, pk. $4, bus. $15. 

The Senator.* 

second-early, pro- 
ductive of large, luscious, very wrinkled Peas. The handsome, large, 
round pods are curved and always well filled with from seven to ten 
Peas in a pod; quality excellent, sweet and tender even when the 
Peas are large. The vines grow 3 to 4 feet high and carry a large 
crop of delicious Peas. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., ^ipk. $1.50, pk. S2.75, 
bus. Sio. 

Extra-Early Gradus Pea.* 

ports received from customers prove 
conclusively that World’s Record is all 
that it’s claimed. It is no exaggeration to 
say that, in size of pods. World’s Record 
stands absolutely alone among the early 
varieties. Habit very prolific; pods dark 
green; Peas of superb flavor. Height 
about 3 feet. Pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., Kpk- 
$2.75,:pk. S5.25, bus. $20. 


21/2 TO 4 FEET 

Boddington*s Selected 

TALL VARIETIES, continued 

The Leader, '‘ys 

extremely robust 

growth, and produces an abundance of 
very large pods, filled with deliciously 
sweet Peas. It is fully as early as Gradus. 
Pods are usually larger, with more of 
them per plant, and it has a decided ad- 
vantage in being more hardy. Being a 
round-seeded variety it may be sown 
earlier. Height, 3 feet. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 
60 cts. >^pk. S2.25, pk. $4, bus. S15. 

V*»lf»ritv Extra early; blue; most 
^ * valuable introduction, 
combining all the merits of the best strains 
of Earliest-of-All, with extreme earliness. 
Sown on the same day and under similar 
conditions, it is fit to pick from ten to 
fourteen days earlier, and produces an 
equally good crop. It is a dwarfer form 
of Earliest-of-All, about 2 feet high. Pt. 
30C., qt. 60c., yipk. S2.25, pk. S4, bus. S15. 

World’s Record. 

The numerous 
favorable re- 



American Wonder.* Early 
and productive; fine quality. 

Height. I ft. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 

35 cts.. Kpk- Si.25, pk. $2.25 
bus. J9. 

Daisy.* The vines, though growing only 
about 1 8 inches in height, are very stout, 
and generally bear a good crop of large, 
well-filled pods. The pods average 5 
inches in length, containing seven to 
nine large Peas of a light green color, 
which are tender and sweet. Pt. 25 cts., 
qt. 50 cts., Kpk. S2. pk. S3. 50, bus. S12. 

Nott’s Excelsior.* Splendid, early 
wrinkled sort, very prolific. Height, i 
ft. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., Kpk- Si. 25, 
pk. $2.25, bus. $9. 

Premium Gem.* Early; straight pods, 
well filled. Height, i ft. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 
35 cts., Kpk. Si. 25, pk. S2.25, bus. $9. 

EbpI-V hough so early, the seed should not be sown 

i until the soil is in a fit state to receive it early 

-in April, as it is a rapid grower. The pods are very large and well 
filled, and are often ready to pick during June. Height about 3 feet. 
Pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., }4pk. $2, pk. S3. 50. bus. S12. 

Improved William I. Excellent for early gathering; dark 

" green, handsome, curved pods, 

which are well filled. A carefully selected stock. Height about3j4 
feet. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., } 4 pk. Si. 50, pk. S2.75, bus. Sio. 
Alaska. One of the very earliest blue Peas; quite productive. 
Height, 2j^ ft. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., Kpk- Si. 25, pk. S2.25, bus. S9. 

Ameer, or Bountiful. Around-seeded very early variety; 

' large pods, well filled. 3J4 feet. 

Pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., yipk. Si. 25, pk. S2.25, bus. S9. 

First of All. Our standard market-garden, extra-early Pea, pro- 
ductive and profitable to grow. Height, 2j^ feet. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 
35 cts., Kpk. Si. 25, pk. S2.25, bus. S9- 

Til#* I inrr>ln * This grand second-early variety of Peas origi- 
* nated in England, and is worthy of the notice 
of all who appreciate good quality. It is a dwarf variety, about iJ 4 
feet, producing the long, curved, deep green pods in pairs, literally 
covering the plant. This variety is quite distinct from the Strata- 
gem type of Peas, and much more desirable than varieties of that 
class. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., yipk. S2.25, pk. S4, bus. S15. 

Duchess * very best of the tall Peas; large, dark 

L. green, pointed pods; a great improvement on the 

Duke of Albany. Is sometimes called Green Telephone. Ready for 
use about July 7. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 50c., >2pk. S2, pk. S3. 50, bus. S12. 
Champion of England.* A well-known standard variety; sow 
thickly. Height, 4 feet. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., yipk. Si. 50, pk. 
S2.75, bus. Sio. 

Duke of Albany (American Champion). Immense pods on style 
of Telephone. Height, 5 feet. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., yipk. $2, pk. 
S3. 50, bus. S12. 


Arthur T. Boddington. 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 


Everbearing. ♦ A good, standard variety; long pods; large Peas; 
sow thinly. Height. feet. Pt. 20 cts.. qt. 40 cts.. Mpk- Si-SO. 
pk. 52.75. bus. Sio. 

Horsford Market-Garden.* On the type of the Advancer; very 
prolific. Height. 2^5 feet. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts.. ^pk. 5 1.50. pk. 
52.75, bus. 5io. 

McLean’s Advancer.* .A fine standard sort, excellent quality; 
tender and of fine flavor. Height. 2^^ feet. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
^'ipk. 51.50. pk. 52.75. bus. 5io. 

Prince Edward.* varieties in trial. Very pro- 

■ ■ lific, and producing pods that are simply 

giants, full of Peas right to the end. Color dark green, and flavor 

unsurpassed. Height. 4', 3 feet. Ready second week of July. Pt. 

40 cts.. <it. 75 cts.. Jipk. 52. 75, pk. 55.25, bus. 520. 

Stratagem.* \'ery large pods; Peas of the first quality. Height, 
2 feet. Pt. 25 cts.. qt. 40 cts., Jipk. 5i.50, pk. 52.75, bus. 5io. 

Telephone.* Enormous pods and Peas of the best quality. 

^ An old standard sort. Height, 5 feet. Pt. 25 cts., 

qt. 40 cts., J-apk. 51.50, pk. 52.75, bus. 5io. 

Yorkshire Hero.* Spreading; productive; sow thinly. Height, 
2>i feet. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., Kpk. Si. 50, pk. S2.75. bus. Sio. 


Buttercup. Best described as a hardy type of Daisy. A very 
* * fine and robust main-crop Pea, with long, hand- 
some, well-filled pods. Height, about 2 feet. Pods rich green, pro- 
duced in pairs, averaging ten Peas in each. We have counted as 
many as 22 pods on a single plant ready to gather at one time. The 
large, deep green seed, which is almost round, retains the sweet 
marrowfat flavor when cooked. Peas having seed of this character 
are well adapted for cold, wet and exposed situations. Pt. 30 cts., 
qt. 60 cts., >jpk. 52.25, pk. $4, bus. $15. 

Dwarf Defiance * (Sutton’s.) One of the most important 
- Peas for main crop, possessing the true 

marrowfat quality. Grows about 2 to feet high, with long, 
straight, dark green pods, closely packed. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., 
J^pk. $2. pk. 53.50, bus. 5 i 2. 

Prestiqe.* most attractive variety in every way. Height, 3 

feet. Pods long, straight, pointed, full to the point, 

and of the dark green color which is now so popular. In spite of 
the heat and drought of the average summer, it is full of vigor and 
pods. Pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., yipk. 52.75, pk. 55.25, bus. 520. 

The Scotsman.* grand new Pea, with strong haulms, dark 

^ green foliage, long, curved, dark green pods, 

produced in pairs, with ten or twelve Peas in a pod, of immense size 
and e.xcellent flavor; heavy cropper, well suited for exhibition pur- 
poses. Height, 3>i feet. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., yipk. 52.25, pk. 54. 
bus. 515. 

Thomas Laxton*. A cross between Gradus and one of the extra- 
early sorts. It ripens within a day or two of the earliest round 
varieties, and is very productive. The pods are large and contain 
seven or eight large-sized wrinkled Peas of the finest flavor. Height. 
3 feet. Pt. 25 cts.. qt. 50 cts., yipk. $2, pk. 53.50, bus. 5i2. 


Alderman.* improved Telephone; ver>' useful for exhi- 
* bition. One of the finest Peas ever put on the 
market. A customer said. "Next year I shall grow only two Peas, 
and one is Alderman." Height, 5 feet. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., yipk. 
51.25, pk. 52.25, bus. So. 

Black-eyed Marrowfat. V’ery hardy and prolific; for market. 

Height, 3 feet. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., J^pk. 51.25, pk. 52.25, bus. SO- 
Gladstone.* The strong constitution enables the plant to remain 
healthy for a long time during drought. Pods pointed, slightly 
curved, and are fit to gather at a period of the year when it is un- 
common to have Peas ready for the table. Height, 3 to 4 feet. 
Pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., yipk. 52.25, pk. S4, bus. $15. 

SUGAR PEAS (Edible Pods) 

Sugar Peas have edible pods which are eaten when young. 

Dwarf Sugar. (Second-early crop.) V’ery early. Height. 2 feet. 
Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., yipk. 51.50, pk. 52.75. bus. Sio. 

We supply packets of Peas at 15 cents each, postpaid, except 
where noted 

Alderman Pea 

Boddington's Early 
Bird Pea 


For full description and price, see page 75. 
Don’t forget to include some of this sterling 
variety in your order. It is all we claim. 

Arthur T. Boddington 




S ^A.Ul£it2/ 


The Garden Pea 




This undoubtedly is the largest 
Pea in cultivation, with larger pods 
than any Pea heretofore intro- 
duced — pods running from 6 to 7 
inches in length — filled with peas 
not unduly large, of the true mar- 
rowfat flavor. 

MARROWFAT may be considered 
a second-early or main-crop Pea ; 
the height is from 5 to 6 feet. 

MARROWFAT is a heavy cropper 
and exceedingly prolific, the pods 
hanging mostly in pairs ; the con- 
stitution is wonderfully vigorous 
and hardy, far excelling, in this 
respect, many of the marrow va 
rieties ; the color of both pods and 
haulm is a rich, velvety green, — 
to be exact, one might call it a 
Mammoth Alderman. 


Are good from 
the ground up 

Boddington’s Mammoth Marrowfat Pea 

(Natural size) 

BODDINGTON’S MAMMOTH MARROWFAT is a grand exhibition variety ; it is unbeatable for this purpose. 

Price, pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., half-pk. $2.75, pk. $5.25, bus. $20 

Arthur T. Boddington , 3-42 West 14th St.. New York Ci^ 

Boddin^ton‘*s Select List of 


ALKEKENGI {Physalu edulis) 

This is the well-known Cape Gooseberry, and should be ?rown 
a great deal more than it has been in the United States. It is an 
excellent variety for preserving, and, in fact, is a real Wonder Berry. 
This variety should not be confounded with Physalis pubescem, 
known as Husk Tomato. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 25 cts. 


Artichaut Alcachofa 

Large Globe, or Paris. The finest of all globe Artichokes. Pkt 
10 cts., oz. 60 cts., Jilb. $2. 

French Globe. The standard sort. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., 
lilb. $1.75. 

Jerusalem ( HelianUtus luhrrosus). Distinct from theGlol>e, and 
propagated by and lor its tubers. Largely used for pickling and 
for feeding stock. Price of tubers: Qt. 15 cts., pk. $1, bus. $3. 


sparge! Asperge Esparrago 

Colossal. The standard sort. Oz. 10 cts., Jflb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Early Giant Argenteuil. Earlier, more regular and better yielder than Con- 
over’s Colossal. Oz. 10 cts., lb. $1-25. 

Palmetto. Of southern origin. Bright green; very desirable. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
30 cts., II). $1. 

Pole Luna, Early 
(See page 8-1 

ASPARAGUS ROOTS. See page 104. 


firup SBohncn Haricots Nains Frigolis 

The varieties of this class are tender, and will not bear much cokl. Plant about the middle of April, if 
the ground is warm and the season favorable, and at intervals throughout the season for a succession, finish- 
ing about the i.sth of August. The best mode of culture is in rows 2 feet apart, and the Beans 2 inches apart 
and 2 inches deep in the rows Keep well hoed, and draw the earth up to the stem, but only when dry; 
working them when wet with rain or dew will cause them to rust and injure the crop. 

One nuart will nlant ' ■*“" 


©rofec 33ol;ne Fere de Marais Haba 

Johnson’s Wonderful. Very early, hardv, and bears freely. Pkt. 10 cts., cjt. 30 cts., pk. St .50. 

Taylor’s Broad Windsor, the largest variety grow n; very tender and delicious. Pkt. loc., qt. 30c., pk. $1.50. 


ranty, express or implied, as to description, 
quality, productiveness or any other matter of 
any seeds, bulbs or plants he sends out, nor 
will he be in any way responsible for the crop. 
If the purchaser does not accept the goods on 
these terms, they are at once to be returned. 








The ** Burpee-Improved ” Bush Lima 

is an entirely “New Creation.” Tlie pods are truly enormous in 
size, borne in great abundance upon bushes 2}4 feet high by 2 feet 
across. The Beans are both larger and thicker than those of the 
popular Burpee’s Bush Lima or any strain of the large White Pole 
Lima. An expert’s opinion . “This is the finest Bush Lima that has 
ever been introduced. The bush is sturdy in habit and 20 to 24 inches 
high with large leaves. It bears its beans on long spikes in very pro- 
lific clusters well out from the plant. There are from four to seven 
pods in each cluster and often as many as eleven. Each pod con- 
tains three, four or five beans, and there are more pods containing 
five than there are containing three beans: so that there is an im- 
provement of from one to two beans in each pod, and this, taken 
with the great number of pods borne, makes the yield enormous. In 
quality this Bean ranks with the very best and the beans are of large 
size. In earliness it comes before Henderson’s and Burpee’s Bush, 
and is about a week earlier than the latter. This Bean is bound to 
be the greatest, most popular Bush Lima — a continuous bearer.” 
Pkt. 10 cts., 3 ^pt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 ctB., 2 qts. $ 1 , 
i^pk.Sl.eO, pk. $3 

Fordhook Bush Lima 

This is altogether unique. Nothing like it has ever been seen 
before. It is the first and only stiffly erect bush form of the popular 
“ Potato Lima.” Both pods and beans are twice the size of Dreer’s 
and more than half again as large as the Challenger Pole Lima. 

Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 46 cts., 2 qts. 80 cts., 
f 4 pk. $ 1 . 60 , pk. $ 2 . 76 . 

Burpee’s Bush Lima. An immense yielder, with handsome, large 
pods, well filled with large beans. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., Hpk. 
$1.50, pk. $2.75. 

Dreer’s Bush Lima. This valuable bush Bean possesses all the 
good qualities of the Dreer’s Pole Lima. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
Kpk. $1.50, pk. $2.75. 

Henderson’s Bush Lima. Enormously productive, bearing con- 
tinuously throughout the summer, until killed by frost. Pt. 20 cts., 
qt. 35 cts., Vipk. $1.25, pk. $2.25. 

Dreer’s Wonder Bush Lima. An improvement on Burpee’s 
Bush Lima, being earlier. The plants are upright and compact in 
growth, and are completely covered with large pods, many of 
which contain four beans, which are large and flat. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., J 4 pk. $1.25, pk. $2.50. 

Pordhook Bush Lima Beans 

helped to make the Gar- 
dens of America Famous. 


Quality means the best and finest 
types procurable in their respective 
classes. We go to specialists for our 
vegetable seeds. Our customers, the 
grower and the private gardener, de- 
mand the highest grade. We have 
no cheap catalogue trade, "Quality” 
may mean a little higher price. 
"Quality,” in fact, means "quahty,” 
and we know that when you buy 
from us you get it, — and our cus- 
tomers know it too. 


The “Burpee Improved” Bush Lima Bean 

Arthur T. Boddington, 342 West 14th St.. New York City 

Boddington’s Bountiful Bean 

Dwarf or Bush 



Packets of all varieties of Bean; 
10 cts. each, postpaid 

Boddinqton's Bountiful. 

(Selected.) Remarkably early. Ex- 
ceedingly prolific. Long green pods, 
always solid, tender and delicious 
flavor. This extra-early variety, al- 
though comparatively new, has been 
pretty widely distributed, and we 
have yet to hear anything but praise 
about its fine quality and other mer- 
its: it is. in fact, an ideal snap Bean, 
producing a fine crop of round, 
straight, solid, fleshy pods averaging 
6K inches long, wonderfully tender 
and brittle, without a trace of tough 
interlining, and having no string 
when broken excepting when the 
pods are quite old. It is extra early, 
the pods being fit to pick four days 
in advance of any other variety of 
approximate size and merit. This 
variety is also excellent for forcing 
or early work in frames. Pt. 26 
Cts., qt. 50 cts., V2pk. $1.50, pk. 

Boddington’s Everbear- 

JfjQ^ Perfectly distinct. Marvel- 
— — ously productive, extremely 
early and of very fine quality. The 
pods are dark green in color. The 
plant is dwarf, robust and bushy, 
and should be allowed plenty of 
room for growth. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
25 cts., qt. 50 cts., pk. $2.76. 

Boddington’s Selected 
Canadian Wonder. ^*ore 

ous than most other dwarf Beans; 
large pods; a favorite for table and 
exhibition; very prolific; do not 
sow too thickly. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 
cts., Vzpk. $i! 25, pk. $2.60. 

Dwarf Horticultural. Late 


very productive. Stringless and ol 
excellent flavor. Pt. 20 Cts., qt. 40 
cts., Vzpk. $1.25, pk. $2.50. 

Extra early, very 

— - prolific and long- 

bearing; flat, green pods, tendei 
and stringless. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40c., 
Vzpk. $1.26, pk. $2.50. 


Boddington’s Everbearing Beans 

Sutt on’s Plentiful. Stringless 
^ — A perfect 1\ 
distinct Dwarf Bean, bearing an 
abundant crop of long, broad ptah 
which have the advantage of being 
practically stringless. One of the 
earliest varieties and we confidently 
recommend it for all gardens. esiM-- 
cially where forcing is practised. 
Pt.25 cts., qt. 50 cts., Vzpk. $1.50, 
pk. $2.76. 

Triumph of the Frames. 

A good variety for forcing or earh 
outdoor work. Produces a mass ol 
pale green pods; is very <lwarl 
prolific, and of rich, tender qualitv. 
Pt.40 cts., qt. 80 cts., Vipk. $2.50, 
pk. $4.75. 

Burpee’s Stringless Green-Pod. 

This variety is earlier than Long 
Yellow Six Weeks. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 
35 cts., >^pk. $1.25, pk. $2. 

Earliest Red Valentine. At 

least ten days earlier than the 
Early Red X'alentine, and is usu- 
ally ready to pick in thirty-five 
days from time of planting. Pt. 20 
cts.. (ft. 40 cts., xjpk. Si. so, pk. 

Early Mohawk. Long, flat pods; 
early, hardy, productive. Pt. 20 
cts., qt. 35 cts., >3pk. S1.25, pk. S2. 
Extra-Early Refugee. Large, 
productive, tender, fleshy pods. 
Pt. 20 cts., qt. 4octs., 3ipk. $1.25, 
pk. S2. 

Long Yellow Six Weeks. \’ery 
early and productive; full and 
flat pods. Pt. 20 cts.. qt. 35 cts., 
>ipk. Si. 25. pk. S2. 

Mammoth Stringless Green-Pod. 
ihe earliest of all green-podded 
sorts, and produces large, hand- 
some pods some of which measure 
fully 6 inches in length. Pt. 20 cts., 
qt. 40 cts., >^pk. Si-50, pk. S2.50. 
. Ne Plus Ultra. An extra-early 
sort. Green, full, flat pods, ex- 
ceedingly productive; one of the 
best for forcing under glass. Pt. 
30 cts.. qt. 50 cts.. pk. S3. 50. 
Refugee, or Thousand-to-One. 
Pt. 15 cts.. qt. 30 cts.. >5pk. 85 cts. 
pk. Si 50. 

Valentine, Black. Pt. 25 cts.. qt. 
40 cts., >5pk. $1.50, pk. S2.75. 


See page 71 

Our Vegetable Seeds are “good from the ground up” and as sturdy as the oak 




Wax-Pod Dwarf or Bush Beans 

Packets of all varieties of Beans 10 cts. each, postpaid 

Pole or Running Beans 

One quart will plant 100 hills 

Hardier and more prolific 
than the popular Wardwell’s 
Kidney Wax. with even handsomer pods of better quality. Pt. 35c., 
qt. 60 cts., 2 qts. $1.10, Vapk. $2, pk. $3.76. 

Hnrl«tnn Wax The pods are late in maturing and are unusually 

free from blight or rust. Pkt. lo cts., pt. 20 cts., 

qt. 35 cts., Kpk. 5 i. pk. li. 7 S- 

Keeney’s Rustless Wax. 

A vigorous wax-podded variety, 
wonderfully productive, and bear- 
ing continuously for weeks if the 
pods are picked as soon as ready. 

The pods are thick and meaty, 
entirely stringless, tender and of 
fine quality. The [Slant throws out 
long, pod-bearing t^ndrils-j which 
appear at first like rtinners. Pkt. 

10 cts., pt. 20 cts.. qt. 40 cts.. Mpk. 

Si. 50, pk. $2.75. 

Michigan White Wax. 

This Bean will, no doubt, prove of 
exceptional value, as there has 
been a demand for a good, white- 
seeded Wax Bean. Pkt. loc.. pt. 

20c., qt. 3SC., Mpl^- li- 25 . pk. S2. 

Currie’s Rust-proof Black 
Wax. Pods long, flat and 
straight, of beautiful golden 
color. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 

Mpk. $1.50, pk. $2.75. 

Davis Wax. A rustless, produc- 
tive wax-podded Bean. Pt. 20c., 
qt. 40 cts., Mpk. Si-SO. pk.$2.7S. 

Flageolet Wax. Scarlet. An 
improved variety of the dwarf 
Flageolet Beans, unsurpassed in 
flavor. Pt. 20 cts.. qt. 40 cts., 

$1.50, pk. $2.75. 

Golden-eyed Wax. Early and 
free from rust; pods flat and 
larger than the (iolden Wax. 

Pt. 15 cts., <it. 30 cts., >2pk. 

$1.10, pk. $2. 

Improved Black Wax. Per- 
fectly round pods; very early 
and productive. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 

30 cts., Kpk. $1.10, pk. $2. 

Improved Golden Wax. Free 
from rust, larger in pod and more 
prolific than the old variety. It 
is also handsome and robust, 
and shows no string even when 
past its best. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 

30 cts., >2pk. Si. 10, pk. $2. 

Refugee Wax. Suitable for early 
and late sowing. Long, round, 
yellow wax pods. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 

30 cts., Kpk. 8s ct^s.. pk. S1.50. 

Round Pod Kidney Wax (Brit- 
tle Wax). Same as Wardwell’s 
Kidney, but with round pods. 

Pt. 20 C.. qt. 40c., Kpk. Si. so, 
pk. $ 2 . 7 S 

Valentine Wax. It is, without 
exception, the earliest Wax Bean 
in use. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 

Mpk. Si. so, pk. $2.7S. 

White Wax. Waxy pods; flat, 
stringless, prolific. Pt. 2S cts., 
qt. 40C., Kpk. Si. so, pk. S2.S0. 

Wardwell’s Dwarf Kidney Wax. A perfect kidney shape. It 
produces a heavy crop of wax pods which are long, flat, showy 
and not liable to rust. A very desirable sort. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
Kpk. Si. SO, pk. S2.7S. 

Beans, Hodson Wax 


Burpee’s Giant-podded is the largest podded and hea viest 

cropper of all Limas. The pods are 

truly gigantic in size — frequently measuring from 7 to 8)4 inches 
in length and iK to nearly 2 inches in width. The beans are extra 
large and thicker than any other Pole Lima, excepting only those of 

the Potato-Lima type; they are in- 
variably of superb flavor. The 
skin, while thin and tender, is of 
sufficient strength, so that after 
shelling the beans are not liable to 
crack when shipped to market. 
Earlier than King of the Garden, 
^pt. 20 cts., pt. 3S cts., qt. 60 cts., 
2 qts. Si, Kpk. Si. 75. pk. $3-25. 

Early Leviathan. i^ma. 


earlier than any other pole variety, 
and produces the pods in large 
clusters. The pods are long and 
straight, and contain four and five 
beans. It is a very productive va- 
riety and a dependable sort where 
the season is short. (See illustra- 
tion, page 78.) Pt. 20 cts., qt. 
40c., Vzpk. $1.50, pk. $2.75. 

Carpintera (Green- 
seeded Large Pole 

Lima) . vine is very strong, 
— ' of vigorous growth; is a 

broad - seeded Bean and much 
thicker than the ordinary Pole 
Lima. It is a most perfect Pole 
Lima Bean. Pkt. loc., pt. 20 cts., 
qt. 40 cts., Kpk. S1.50, pk. S2.7S. 
Dreer’s Improved Pole Lima. 
A great improvement upon the 
large Lima, being more produc- 
tive and better. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 
40 cts., 3^pk. Si. so, pk. $2.75. 
Extra-Early Jersey Lima. This 
variety is ten days earlier than 
the ordinary variety, while it is 
equal in flavor and productive- 
ness. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
} 4 pk. Si. 50, pk. S2.75. 

Ford’s Mammoth. This is the 
largest of the Limas, the pods 
containing from five to eight 
beans. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., 
L^pk. Si. 25, pk. S2. 

King of the Garden Lima. 
Large in pod and bean. Pt. 20c., 
qt. 35 cts., Kpk. Si. 25, pk. $2.25. 
Large White Lima. One of the 
best shell Beans grown; ma- 
tures in ninety days. Pt. 20 cts., 
qt. 40 cts., Kpk. Si. 50, pk. S2.75 
Small Sieva, or Carolina. The 
earliest of all and very produc- 
tive. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
Kpk. pk. S2.75. 


Improved Kentucky 

^Vender. Homestead.) 

•* An improved variety 

Pods long, green and flat. Pt. 20 cts., 

of this well-known Bean, 
qt. 40 cts., Vipk. $1.50, pk. $2.75. 

Scarlet Runner (Boddington's Re-selected). A great favorite, both 
ornamental and useful. Bright scarlet flowers. Used both as a 
string and shell Bean. Pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., Kpk. $2.25, pk. $4. 

Owing to unsuitable weather conditions, the crop of Beans is 
much lower than usual. Order early and obtain your favorite variety 
before we are sold out. 


Horticultural Golden Carmine Wax-Podded. Very handsome, 
large, stringless pods. Pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., Kpk. $1.50, pk. $2.75. 


Arthur T. Boddin^ton, 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 


Salatriibe Hetterave Remolacha 
One ounce will sow 60 feet of drill; 6 to 6 pounds for an acre 

The soil best suited for Beet culture is that which is rather light 
and well enriched. Sow in drills i foot apart and i inch deep, as 
early as the ground can be worked; when the plants are large enough, 
thin out to stand 6 inches apart in rows. Continue for a succession 
as late as the middle of July. 

Boddinqton’s Early Model Red Globe Beet. 

is perfect in shape, has a verj' small tap-root, very little foliage; is very 
early and of a deep, rich color, and should take the place of all Clobe 
or flat, round Beets. Pkt. to cts., oz. 25 cts., Xlb. 60 cts., lb. S2. 
Lent’s Extra-Early. Round; dark red; early; small top and fine 
keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., 02. 15 cts., yilh. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Edmand’s Early Blood Turnip. Deep blood-red, sweet and ten- 
der in quality; good marketable size; highly recommended as 
second-early. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. St. 50. 

Earlv; flesh deep blood-red, firm and sweet. Pkt. sets., 
■■ P ■■ oz. 15 cts.. Xlb. so cts.. lb. 

EgJTitian. Flat-shaped, extra-early, deep red. tender and sweet. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J<lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Early Blood Turnip. Dark red, well flavored; a favorite for sum- 
mer and winter use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
Early Flat Bassano. Early; light color. A standard variety. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., >^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. so. 

Bastian’s Early Blood Turnip. Larger than Dark Red Egyp- 
tian; tender and sweet; retains its blood-red color after cooking. 
Pkt. S cts., oz. IS cts., so cts., lb. Si. SO. 

Crosby’s Egyptian. A selection from Early Egs’ptian, which re- 
tains the earliness of the parent stock; rapid grower and can be 
sown outside as late as July. Pkt. sc., oz. isc., j<lb. soc., lb. Si. so. 
Detroit Dark Red Turnip. A grand Beet; roots are perfect tur- 
nip shape; one of the deepest red Beets. Quality of the best; sweet 
and tender. Pkt. s cts., oz. is cts., Xlb. so cts., lb. Si. so. 

Half -long Blood. A half-long Beet of the finest quality; sweet, 
crisp and tender. Pkt. s cts., oz. is cts., J^lb. so cts., lb. Si. so. 
Columbia Blood Turnip. Smooth skin, deep blood-red flesh; rich 
and tender. Pkt. s cts.. oz. is cts., ^^Ib. so cts., lb. Si. So. 
Dewing’s Improved Blood Turnip. Of fine form and flavor, 
and deep blood-red. Pkt. s cts., 02. is cts., so cts., lb. Si. so. 
Long Smooth Blood. Large, late, deep blood-red; best for winter. 

Pkt. s cts., oz. IS cts., Klb. so cts., lb. Si. so. 

Crimson Globe. One of the finest Globe Beets; fine, globular shape; 
flesh rich, deep crimson; fine quality, very tender and sweet. 
Pkt. s cts., oz. IS cts., Klb. SO cts., lb. Si. so. 

Electric. Extra-early; nearly round variety; bright red. Fine 
table quality. Pkt. s cts.. oz. is cts., Xlb. so cts., Ib. $1.50. 


Used for “greens;" the leaf stalks are cooked as asparagus. 

Green Lyon Swiss Chard. The leaves are used as a spinach, and 
the midrib of the leaf, cooked and served up like asparagus, is 
delicious. Pkt. s cts.. oz. is cts., yilb. so cts., lb. $ 

Silver Lyon Swiss Chard. The Chards are becoming more pop- 
ular every year. We offer this as being the finest white-ribbed 
Chard in cultivation. Stems measure 4 inches across. Pkt. s cts., 
oz. 2S cts., Xlb. 7S cts. 

Giant Lucullus Swiss Chard. Prepared for the table in the 
same manner as spinach; sometimes, however, the midrib is pre- 
pared like asparagus with drawn butter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Xlb. 50 cts.. lb. $1.50. 

Sugar and Mangel-Wurzel 
^(Sge Farm Seed Department, page 107). 


©jiargelto^l Broccqli BrocuH 

Sow the first week in May, in drills 3 to 4 inches apart, covering 
the seeds lightly. When the leaves are about 3 inches broad, itrans- 
plant to prepared beds, 2 feet apart each way. 

Early White Cape. A hardy and vigorous variety; heads large 
and firm. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 75 cts. 

Early Purple Cape. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 75 cts. 

Boddington’s Early Model Red Globe Beet 


^taugfo^I Chou vert Frise Col 

Sow about the middle of April in prepared beds, covering thinly 
and evenly; plant out in June, following the directions recom- 
mended for cultivating cabbage. 

Dwarf Green Curled Scotch. One of the best. Very hardy, 
and improved by moderate frost. Pkt. s cts., 02. 15 cts., >ilb. 
50 cts., lb. J1.50. 

Siberian Kale, or Sprouts. Sown in September and treated like 
spinach, it is fit to cut early in spring. Pkt. s cts., oz. 10 cts., y(lb. 
25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Dwarf Brown. A beautifully curled variety, with spreading foli- 
age; hardy and of fine flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.75. 

Tall Green Curled Scotch. The best for winter; very hardy. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. so cts., lb. $1.50. 


SRoSenlol^t Chou de Bruxelles Berza de Brusels 

Sow in hotbeds in March or April, and in the open ground in 
May. Cultivate same as broccoli and cabbage. 

The Wroxton Brussels Sprouts. Si^iaiiy sel^ted Eng- 

— hsh vanety; fine for ex- 
hibition purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 60 cts., $1.76. 

Improved Dwarf. A dwarf variety; early; produces numerous 
heads, which are very tender and of fine flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 
cts., 5^1b. so cts., lb. $1.50. 

Long Island Improved. The finest variety; of \'igorous gro^h 
and producing handsome, solid, round Sprouts of the best quality. 
iPkt. s cts., oz. 30 cts., Xlb. $1, lb. $3. 


,f8«n6tnlauc^ Cerfeuil Perifollo 

Curled. The young leaves are used for flavoring. Pkt. s cts., oz. 
10 cts., Jjflb. 3P cts. 

Tuberous-rooted. Prepared for the, table. lik.e carrots. Pkt. s cts., 
oz. 13 cts., Xlb. 50 cts.. lb. fi.SQ. 




Boddington’s Early of Earlies Cabbage, showing conical heart 


Sol^l Chou Berza 

For very early use sow in January or February in hotbeds; prick out when plants are strong enough into other hotbeds; or sow in 
coldframes in March, transplant to the open ground when danger from killing frosts is passed, in rows 2 feet apart and 18 inches in row. 
For succession sow in open ground the last of March or early in April. The autumn and winter varieties sow in April or early in May, in 
shallovy drills, 3 or 4 indies apart ; transplant early in July, in rows 214 feet apart and 2 feet in the row. Cabbage succeeds best in a fresh, 
rich soil, well manured, and deeply dug or plowed. The late plants are subject to attacks of the cabbage-fly, which destroys them as fast as 
they appear above ground. To preserve the plants, sprinkle them with wood ashes, air-slaked lime, plaster, slug-shot or tobacco dust 
early in the morning while the plants are wet with dew. 

I Boddington’s Early of Earlies. This is, by test, the ear- 

; = best Cabbage of all, be- 

ing ready two weeks ahead of Early Jersey Wakefield under the 
same conditions ; is tender and as sweet as asparagus in flavor; at- 
tractive ; maturing for the table in a remarkably short time. Leaves 
are pale green, close and compact, and the. heads are, in shape, very 
conical. Pkt. 10 cts., 14oa. 30 cts., oz. 60 cts. See illustration above. 

Danish Roundhead. 4 variety, which matures ear- 

lier than the Danish Ball Head. The 

heads are round and have a short stalk, and for solidity this variety 
is ahead of all others. The interior leaves are pure white and of 
sweet flavor. It is a healthy variety and able to stand hot weather 
and resist disease. The seed we furnish was grown for us in Den- 
mark and is pure. Pkt. 6 cts., oz. 26 cts., 31 lb. 76 cts. 

Danish Ba ll Head Winter. Round, solid, winter sort, 

largely grown in Denmark 
for the London market. A fine shipper. Pkt. 6 cts., oz. 26 cts., 
3flb. 76 cts., lb. $2.60. 

Summer Ball Head. Danish Summer Ball Head is equally 

^ as hard as the original type, Danish 

Roundhead, and its keeping qualities are not surpassed by any 
warm-weather Cabbage. It is to be regarded as a second early sort, 
coming to maturity long in advance of the parent type. Its earliness 
will make it available for all summer. Pkt. 6o., oz. 26c., Klk. 76c. 

TL ^ quite distinct variety, producing round heads of 

* r can, exceeding solidity. It is extremely dwarf. Adapted 

for use in private gardens. Pkt. 36 cts., 3 pkts. for $1. 

All-Head Early. A good keeper and shipper, of fine quality and 
certain to head, even in the most unfavorable seasons. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 40 cts., Klb. $1.25, lb. $4. 

All-Seasons. Very popular as a second-early. The heads are 
large, solid and keep well in winter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., 3 ^ 1 b. 
$1.25, lb. $4. 

Charleston VFakefield. Of the same type as the Jersey Wake 
field. It grows about 50 per cent larger, and is ready to cut five 
days later. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., 541 b. $1.25, lb. $4. 

Christmas Drumhead. An excellent winter variety. Good, solid 
heads, and an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 541 b. 75c. 

Early Spring. Extra-early; a round, fiat head. Pkt. 3 cts., oz. 
25 cts., 541b. 75 cts , lb. $2.50. 

Empress. Very early; small, solid heads. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
541 b. 75 cts., lb. $2 50. 

Fottler’s Improved Brunswick. An early Drumhead variety, 
producing solid heads. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 541 b. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 

Filderkraut, or Pomeranian. Highly esteemed for making 
kraut. Good either for first or second crop. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
54Ib. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Improved Early Summer. Best second-early. Pkt. 5 cts., oz 
25 cts., 541b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 


Arthur T.Bodd m g ton. 342 West 14th St.. New Vork Ci^ 

Carrot, Boddington’s Improved Long Red Surrey 

CABBAGE, continued 

Improved Extra-Early Jersey Wakefield. (Selected stock.) 
Standard early variety; conical in shape; rnedium-sized heads; 
very solid; few outside leaves. I’kt. 5c., oz. 30c. Klb. Ji, lb. $3.50. 
Large Early York. Solid and of good size. It endures the heat 
well; seldom fails to head. Pkt. 5c., oz. 40 cts.. Klb. $1.25. Ib. $4. 
Large Lat2 American Drumhead. One of the largest, most 
solid and best keeping late varieties; good quality. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 40 cts.. Xlb. Si. 25. lb. $4. 

Newark Early Flat Dutch. Large, solid heads; very popular 
among Long Island farmers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20c.. Xlb. 60c., lb. $2. 
Premium Flat Dutch. A popular late variety; its keeping quali- 
ties are unsurpassed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Xlb. 60 cts., lb. |2. 
Succession (Improved). One week later than Early Summer, but 
is double the size, handsome, large and a sure header. Pkt. s cts.. 
oz. 35 cts.. Klb. $1.25. lb. S4. 

Surehead. This is a good strain of Late Flat Dutch, having great 
reliability for heading. The heads grow large, and are of good 
texture. It is also a good keeping variety. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts.. 
Klb. 8s cts., lb. $3. 

All-the-Year-Round. (Novelty.) it is of medium size, deep 

green and compact habit, somewhat 

conical in shape with few outside leaves, very rapid in growth, there- 
fore tender and crisp; flavor delicious. Pkt. 35 cts., 3 pkts. for $1. 
Winnigstadt. Large and solid; one of the best for general use. 
Pkt. S cts., oz. 25 cts.. J41b. 75 cts. 


Boddington’s Earliest Dwarf Blood-Red, 9—® ^ 

— distinct 

dwarf, compact, pickling Cabbage of tender quality, deep blood-red 
in color. When sown in the spring, it comes in with the early au- 
tumn Cabbages. Differs entirely from the ordinary Blood-Red. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

Othello. This Cabbage puts into the shade every variety known 
in the trade, as it surpasses them all by far in size, pro- 
ductiveness and keeping quality. It has all the superior qualities of 
the true variety of largest Elat White Brunswick Cabbage, being of j 
the same great size as the latter, which exceeds by far that of all 
known varieties of Red Cabbage. It has also the same shape, form- 
ing a smooth, fiat, slightly arched head, is exceedingly firm, deep 
glossy black-red and is the best keeper during the winter. These 
qualities mark Red Cabbage Othello as the largest, most productive 
and best-keeping dark red variety. Pkt. 5 Cts., oz. 30 Cts., V41b. $1. 
Mammoth Rock Red. \'ery large, one of the best heading Red 
Cabbages for pickling. Pkt. s cts., oz. 30 cts.. } 4 \b. $1. 


American Drumhead Savoy. P'or winter use unsurpassed; heads 
large, solid, tender. Pkt. s cts.. oz. 20 cts.. yilh. 60 cts.. lb. $2. 
Early Dwarf Ulm Savoy. Superior dwarf variety of fine quality. 

Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 15 cts., filb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Perfection Drumhead Savoy. Certainly the finest, and largely 
grown on Long Island for the New York market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 


HJIo^re Carotte Zonahoria j 

Culture. — Carrots, to grow to perfection, require a rich, deep, t 
sandy loam, well pulverized and deeply cultivated. For an early i 
crop sow in May and June in drills about i foot apart, thinning out ' 
to 4 inches in the row; sow for. main crop in June and July. [ 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill; 3 to 4 pounds for one acre 

Boddington’s Improved Long Red Surrey. 

for exhibition purposes. Our stock has been selected with the greatest 
possible care. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 Cts., V^^b. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Boddington’s Harbinger. (^" extra-early variety.) Flesh 
V beautiful, transparent red, sweet 

and delicate, and entirely free from core. Eminently suited for cul- 
tivation under glass, it is quite as early as the Parisian Forcing Car- 
rot and much more productive. It may also be grown in the open. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Sutton’s Early Gem. The roots generally attain from 4 to 5 

inches in length, and about 3 inches in 

diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Carentan Extra early, half-long; coreless; red flesh. Pkt. 6 
cts., oz. 30 cts., V^lb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Chantenay Half-Long Scarlet. Stump-rooted variety; broad- 
shouldered. Pkt. S cts.. oz. 30 cts., Klb. $1. lb. $3.50. 

Danvers Half-Long. The most popular sort, both for market and 
family use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts.. X'b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Extra-Early Parisian Forcing. Extra-early; suitable for forcing 
or open ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts.. J^lb. $1. lb. $3.50. 

Early French Forcing. The earliest small and exceedingly mild- 
flavored. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts., 75 cts.. lb. $2.50. 

Early Scarlet Horn. Medium size, agreeably flavored. Pkt. S cts., 
oz. 25 cts., Xlb. 75 cts.. lb. 12.50. 

Guerande, or Oxheart. An immense cropper. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 
cts., yi\b. 75 cts.. lb. J2.50. 

Half-Long Stump-rooted. Main crop; early and productive. 

Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts.. Kib. 75 cts.. lb. J2.50. 

Half-Long Nantes. Intermediate size. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Long Orange Improved. For field crops and stock-feeding this 
is the best variety. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 20 cts.. J^lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
New Intermediate, or St. Valery (Improved). Very productive. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

White Belgian. Grown for feeding horses and cattle. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 20 cts.. J^lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

The majority of the engravings appearing in the Vegetable 
portion of this catalogue were reproduced from photographs of 
prize-winning specimens grown from Boddin^on’s Quality 
Vegetable Seeds. 




























Common, or Wild. Used in Barbe de Capucin, a salad made in 
France. Sown in June, the roots are transplanted in autumn into 
sand in a cool cellar. The young shoots form the Barbe de Capu- 
cin. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. to cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. fi. 

Witloof. Known in restaurants as French Endive. Sow in May 
and June in drills. Transplant or thin to 6 inches; treat as En- 
dive, except that late in summer or fall it should be gradually 
banked up like celery. The stalks when blanched make delicious 
salad. It is used by.the French as a boiled vegetable. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 30 cts., %\b. $1, lb. $3.50. , 

Large-rooted Magdeburg. These roots are the Chicory of com- 
merce. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. |i. 50. 

For Endive, or French Chicory, see page 89 


Slumenfo^l Chou Fleur CoHJlor 
A good rich soil is essential for the successful cultivation of this 
delicious vegetable; our most experienced cultivators, however, ac- 
i knowledge the advantage of a cool, moist season. Pursue the same 
general directions as recommended for growing cabbage, watering 
I liberally during dry weather. An occasional application of liquid 
t manure is beneficial. 

One ounce will produce 3,000 plants 
[ Boddineton’s Extra-Early Snowball. The finest and 

• — y - earliest Cauh- 

“ ! flower in cultivation. Grand for exhibition and table purposes. 
Pure white; firmest texture: cannot be too highly recommended. 

to{ fPkt. 26 cts., ^oz. SI. 75, oz. S6. 

t ^|,y ^^eather. This grand variety of Cauliflower is especially 
11 '■ — ' ■- adapted for sections subject to long, dry sea- 

sons, as it will grow well and produce the finest heads in spite of the 
Ij, lack of moisture, which is required by other sorts. The heads grow 
to a large size, are very solid, pure white and of delicious flavor. 
2j Pkt. 20 cts., K02- ctB., oz. $2.60. 

Sutton’s Autumn Mammoth. An excellent succession to 
jt ■ — Sutton’s Early Giant. 

Heads large and of fine texture. The best results are obtained from 
spring sowing. Pkt. 26 cts., }^oz. 36 cts., oz. $1. 

iThe Conoueror. Almost as early as the best Erfurt, while the 
Ijjj ■ - " head it produces is considerably larger, 

nearly double in size and weight. The grain is remarkably close 
and fine and pure white in color. Pkt. 26 cts., oz. S2.60. 

Early Snowball. One of the earliest and most reliable sorts 
Dwarf and compact form. Pkt. 25 cts., Koz. 75 cts., oz. S2.50. 
ts. Early Dwarf Erfnrt. A favorite early market variety, having 
compact heads of fine quality. Pkt. 15 cts., Koz. 75 cts., oz. $2.25. 
- Improved Erfurt, Earliest Dwarf. One of the earliest and most 
bll desirable varieties. Pkt. 25 cts., Koz $1.35, oz. $5. 

^ Large Algiers. A late market variety, producing immense heads 
jl|. of excellent quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $t, J^lb. $3.50. 

' Veitoh’s Autumn Giant. Vigorous 111 growtn, very large; late. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Klb. $1.75. 


SSlatterfolfjI Chou Coba Cabu 
One ounce will produce 3,000 plants 

Culture. — Sow seed as for cabbage, in June, July and August 
for succession. Transplant when a month old in rows a foot apart 
each way and hoe often. 

Creole, or Southern. Cabbage greens, used as a substitute for 
cabbage in the South. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
True Georgia. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 


One ounce will sow 160 feet of drill 
©ted^Salat Mache Macha o Valerianilla 

Culture. — Sow during August or early in September, in drills ^ 
inch deep and 6 inches apart. If the weather is dry when the seed is 
sown, tread it lightly to insure germination. Just before the winter, 
cover thinly with straw or leaves. 

Large-seeded. The most popular variety grown. Pkt. 5 cts., oe. 
10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 


Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 



Sellerie Celeki .Ipios 
One ounce will produce 6.000 

Sow in the open liorder as soon 
in April as the ground can he 
worked. Transplant 4 inches 
apart, into temporary heilsof soft, 
rich soil, where they will soon 
acquire sufficient strength for 
planting out in beds. Plant in 
rows 3 feet apart, and set 6 inches 
apart in the rows. .About the mid- 
dle of August earthing up is necessary 
blanching and whitening that which is wanted 
for early use. 

Bod d in gton’s 

Improved White 

Plume. ^ valuable early variety: requires 
- ■ - very little labor in blanching : one of 

the best for early use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz.40 cts., 

;^lb. $1.25, lb. S4.50. 

Boddington’s Gansevoort Market 

Very select stock. Large and very solid. An excel- 
lent table variety. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60c., }^lb. $1.75. 

Boston Market. Of dwarf branching habit, solid, 
crisp and fine flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Jilb. 75 
cts., lb. $2. 

Crawford’s Improved Half Dwarf, or Gold 
Heart. White variety ; intermediate size ; delicious 
nutty flavor. One of the best. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 

Fin de Slecle. This is the largest, hardiest, solidest, 
crispest, best-keeping winter Celery. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., )i\h. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 

Qlant Pascal. Fine-keeping late sort. The stalks 
are thick, solid and crisp ; golden yellow heart. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., lilh. 75 cts., lb. {2.50. 

Golden Self-b lanchi nq. Requires earthing 
- f up more than the 

Rich golden yellow ; crisp, tender and 
keegs well throughout the season ; the 

White Plume. 

of fine flavor ; 

earliest variety. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $1, 5^1b. $3.76 

New Rose. Fine flavor ; very handsome. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Perfection Heartwell. Medium height, stalks long 
and thick ; crisp, delicious flavor. Pkt. loc., oz. 75c. 

Pink Plame. Stems very solid and crisp ; extra- 
early and a long keeper. It requires but a slight 
earthing up. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

Sandringham Dwarf White. The dwarfest white 
variety; solid and crisp. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
)ilb. 75 cts., lb. S2-50- 

Schnmacher. Large, solid and crisp; a fine keeper. 
Pkt. to cts., oz. 25 cts., yi\b. 75 cts. 

Winter Queen. Very large, solid green winter sort ; 
blanches well. Pkt. iocts.,oz. 25 cts., lilb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2. 50. 

Celery Seed. For flavoring soups. Lb. Si. 


Celeriao, Apple. Has small foliage and small, 
smooth roots ; for soups. Celeriac may be stored 
like beets and will keep all winter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. 
S1.25, lb. S4 50. 

Large Erfurt. A standard variety, producing turnip-shaped 
roots. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Large Smooth Prag;ue. The finest variety yet introduced. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 5ilb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 

Boddington’s Improved Wkite 


(Pepper Grass) 

Hrefie Ckesson 
Berro o Masluerzo 
Sow thickly in shallow drill* 
early in the spring and at inter- 
vals throughout the season for a 
succession, as it soon runs to seed. 
Water Cress requires a stream of 
running water, ditch or pond, in 
which it will grow without care, 
except at first keeping weeds from 
interfering with it. 

One ounce will sow 160 leet of 

Extra Triple Curled. The best 
variety; leaves beautifully cut 
and curled ; highly prized for 
garnishing Pkt 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., Xlb. 20 cts., Ib. 50 cts. 
Upland. Crisp, tender, perfectly 
hardy; easily raised in any gar- 
den, and has the peculiar spicy 
flavor of water cress. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 


This wholesome salad may be grown in any 
moist situation, but more successfully by the 
edge of a running brook. Sow in May, on the 
ground where it is intended to be grown, and 
the thinnings transplanted. 

True Sweet Water Cress (Erfurt). The 
best sort. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. .so cts. 


Dean of Agriculture at Cornell University, and 
a world-known authority on horticultural and 
agricultural subjects, writes in "Collier's 
Weekly,” October 29, 1910, under the head, 
“Making of New Plants — the Creation of Im- 
proved Varieties,” the following terse and per- 
tinent remarks, which we take tiie honor of 
printing, as they conform to our ideas of what 
quality seeds should be, and are along the lines 
which we are endeavoring to proceed, and the 
policy which we are trying to follow. It will 
pay our friends and customers to read the 
remarks of Professor Bailey, founded on theory 
and actual practice. 


" I can not make my reader a plant breeder ; 
but I want to open his mind to a great line of 
progress that is little realized. 

“ I desire to say to him that it will pay him 
increasingly, as plant-breeding methods im- 
orove, to take good care to purchase onlv well- 
bred seed, not only of choice flowers and high- 
class vegetables, but of field crops as well. It 
is not enough that seeds be true to name, cleau 
of weeds, and strong enough to grow ; the; 
should also have good ancestry or pedigree. 

" I wish to suggest, further, that he will find 
it pleasant and profitable work himself to im- 
prove the strain in some one or more of the 
plants that he cultivates. This can often be 
easily accomplished by using seed from marked plants of superior 
excellence, sowing these by themselves to avoid crossing with other 
plants, the following year again selecting out the best for seed. 

“The grower of a small garden should be able to derive special 
personal satisfaction from this careful plant-selection effort, be 
cause the small differences are in themselves so interesting, and the 
results are generally so readily secured.” 

For Boddington’s Collection of Exhibition Quality Vegetable seeds, see page 68. 

in Vegetables, see pages 70 to 72 

For Novelties 




3uder ^orn Mais Maiz 

The Sweet or Sugar varieties, being liable to rot in cold or wet ground, should not be planted before May, or until the ground has 
become warm; for a succession continue planting every two weeks, until the middle of July, in rich, well-manured ground, in hills .t feet 
apart each way, covering abour half an inch, and thin out to .t plants to a hill. The extra-early varieties can be planted i8 inches in the 
row and 2 % feet between the rows. In elevated and mountainous districts we would recommend the Early and Second Early sorts only, 
ami plantings to be made not later than June twentieth to July first. 

1 qt. will plant 200 hills; 8 to 10 qts. to an acre, in hills 



Distinct variety, ready for gath- 
ering five to six weeks from date 
of planting. It is an extra-early 
variety and is highly recom- 
mended. Pkt. 10c., pt. 26c., qt. 
40c., 4 qts. SI. 60, pk. S2.76. 

Livingston’s Early Sugar. 

For productiveness and uniform- 
ity of product, Livingston’s Early 
Sugar is hard to beat. Where two 
stalks stood to a hill, sixty per 
cent of the stalks produced two 
handsome, large ears. On hills 
with three or more plants, we 
counted from five to seven ears of 
faultless shape, well-filled I0 tip. 
Ears are set well up the stalk, 
from 20 to 30 inches above the 
base of plant. Pkt. 10c., pt. 26c., 
qt. 46c., f^pk. SI. 60, pk. $2.76. 

Golden Bantam Com 


Hickox Improved. Handsome 
ears, very white and of rich 
flavor. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 30 cts., 
J^pk. 75 cts., pk. $1.25. 

. Stowell’s Evergreen. (Se- 
lected stock.) One of the most 
popular varieties. Pt. i5Cts.,<it. 
30 cts., I4pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Zig-Zag Evergreen. 

About ten days earlier than Sto- 
well’s Evergreen. Color pure 
white; very sweet. Pt. 15 cts., 
qt. 30 cts., J^pk. $1.10, pk, $2. 
Black Mexican. V’ery sweet 
and of superior flavor ; grains 
black. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 30 cts., 
J4pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Golden Bantam. 

The fact that the grains of this variety are 
yellow is an indication of hardiness and 
its value for early planting and early maturity. It is a rapid 
grower, and produces ears meas- 
uring about 5 inches, but the 
smallness of ears is fully made up 
by the deliciously sweet flavor 
and tender quality of the Corn 
when cooked It is a fine variety 
for the home garden. Pkt. 10c., 
pt. 20c., qt, 36c., Kpk. SI. 26. 
pk. S3. 

First of All. It matures from 
• three days to a 

week earlier than the Cory. The 
small ears are well filled with 
quite large grains, frequently 
having from ten to twelve rows. 

The plant is so dwarf that we re- 
commend sowing seed thinly in 
drills. Pkt. 10c., pt. 16c., qt, 

26c.. Kpk. 80c., pk. S1.60. 

is ready for 
use only 
three to five days later than the 
extra-early Cory when both are 
planted at the same time, but the 
ears are so much larger in size, 
while the grains are much whiter 
and sweeter. Pkt. 10c., pt. 20c., 
qt. 36c., Hpk. SI. 26, pk. S2. 


Holmes’ Delicious Sweet. 

Potter’s Excelsior, or 

Squantum. ^ second-early 
— — ' variety; ears 

large and sweet. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 
25 cts., Kpk. 86 cts., pk. $1.50. 
Crosby. Matures after Minne- 
sota; fair-sized ears of good 
quality. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 
l^pk. 75 cts., pk. $1.25. 
Dreer’s Aristocrat. A very 
delicious Sweet Corn ; extra 
early; ears very large. Pt. 15c., 
qt 30 cts., J4pk. $1, pk. $1.75. 
Early Champion. Very large 
ears, considering its earliness. 
Pt. 15 cts , qt. 25 cts., Kpk. 75 
cts,, pk. $1.25. 

Early Evergreen. A week 
earlier than Stowell’s Ever- 
green. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 
14 pk. 75 cts., pk. $1.25. 

Kendel’s Early Giant. average seven inches in length; 

thick through; grains of rich, sugary 
flavor. Pkt. 10c., pt. 15c., qt. 26c., Hpk. 85c., pk. $1.50. 

White Evergreen. "T 

S and 

even three, fine ears are fre- 
quently produced on each stalk. 

Pt. 16c., qt. 25c., Kpk. 85c., 
pk. SI. 60. 

Malakoff. The earliest Sweet Corn — compared to Early Cory, 
■ it is fully a week in advance. Planted May 22, ears are 
ready by July 4. The kernels vary from white to pale amber. The 
stalks grow 3 feet high and usually bear two or more small ears ; very 
sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 36 cts., 14 pk. $1.26, pk. $2. 

I Peop-O’-Day. The stalks grow about 314 feet high, are unusually 
prolific, producing from two to five ears each. Pkt. iocts.,pt. 20 
cts., cR. 35 cts., Kpk.$i.25,pk. $ 2 . 

Early Cory. A very early variety, with good-sized ears. Pt. 15 
cts., qt. 25 cts., I4pk. 75 cts., pk. $1.25. 

Metropolitan. Large, handsome ears of fine quality; very early. 

Pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., 54 pk. $1, pk. $1.75. 

Minnesota. Nearly as early as Early Cory, white cob. Pt. 15 cts., 
qt. 25 cts., 14pk, 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Perry Hybrid. Very early and of large size ; most valuable for 
market. Pkt. 10 cts , pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., 14pk. $1, pk. $1.75. 
White Cory. Resembles the ordinary Cory, but with white cob. 
Pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., }4pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Country Gentleman. Same as Ne Plus Ultra, but with large ears. 

Pt. 15 cts., qt. 30 cts., 54 pk. 85 cts., pk. fi.50. 

Late Mammoth. Rank in growth ; large ears, rich and sweet. 

Pt. 15 cts., qt. 30 cts., I4pk. 85 cts., pk. $ 1 . 50 . 

Sweet Fodder Corn. For soiling and green fodder. Pt. lo cts., 
qt. 20 cts., 54pk. 40 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.75. 


White Rice. Lb. 30 cts. ,10 lbs. $ 2 . 

White Pearl. Lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $ 2 . 

Queen’s Golden. Lb. 30 cts., to lbs. $ 2 . 

Field Corn 

For the leading and best varieties (See page T02. ) 

Arthur T. Bodding ton, 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 


©urten Concombre Pepino 
One ounce will plant fifty Mils ; two pounds will plant one acre 

Sow in the open ground as soon as the weather is settled and warm, and again every two weeks for a succession. For pickles, sow 
from the middle of June to the first week in July. Sod land, turned over in the fall, is the best for them. Plant in hills 4 feet apart, putting 
a shovelful of well-rotted manure in each hill. 

Boddington*s Selected White Spine Improved. 

A very handsome and uniform early variety. It is very productive, 
crisp and of fine flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 2 S cts., ^Ib. 76 c., lb,$ 2 . 60 . 

Rawson’s White Spine. ^ very superior strain for forcing 
— ^ , and outdoor planting. Fruit very 

even in size and regular in form; color dark green, with white or 
light spines running from blossom end. Pkt. 10 cts., 02. 40 cts., 
Jilb. $ 1 . 60 . 

The Davis Perfect. a forcing Cucumber ^e Davis has 
— — — — — _ no equal outside of the English varie- 
ties. The color, shape and flavor equally recommend it, and as a 
Cucumber for outside growing it is one of the most prolific. It is a 
very shy seeder, and on this account is very acceptable for table 
use. The fruit is straight and free from “bulge” and often meas- 
ures 12 inches. Pkt. 6 cts., oz. 16 cts., 40 cts., lb. $ 1 . 60 , 

Camberland. The best pickling sort yet introduced; very hand- 
some and productive; flesh firm but crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 

Cool and Crisp. Extra early and very prolific ; long, .straight, 
slender and very dark green ; good either for pickling or slicing. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 

Early Green Cluster. Fruit small and in clusters; very prolific. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

Everbearing. Small-sized ; very early and enormously produc- 
tive, and valuable as a green pickier. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., >{lb. 
35 cts., lb. Si- 

Farquhar’s Perfection Forcing. Robust and quick in growth; 
ten days earlier than White Spine ; smooth, uniform and extra 
long. Pkt. 15 cts., Koz. 35 cts., oz. Si, Klb. S3- 
Fordhook Famous. The finest flavored of all ; true White Spine 
type. Smooth and very dark green ; the handsome fruits measure 
12 to 18 inches long. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 
Green Prolific Pickling. One of the best for pickling; dark 
green. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $i- 
Improved Long Green. Long and crisp; popular for pickles. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vflb. 35 cts., lb. Si- 
Japan Climbing. Good for frames or open ground. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., 5ilb. 75 cts., lb. $3- 

Livingston’s Evergreen. Very early and prolific; deep green 
color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., yi\b. 35 els., lb. Si- 
Nichols’ Medium Green. Most symmetrical, and a very fine 
table sort. Pkt. 5 els., oz. 10 cts., KIb. 35 cts., lb. Si- 
Tailby Hybrid. Very long, and superior for table use. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts.. Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

White Spine, Ariington. A fine strain of the improved White 
Spine. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., KIb. 50 cts., lb. $2. 

White Spine, Extra-long. A beautiful, large and well-shaped 
Cucumber. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

West India Gherkin. Used for pickling only. Pkt. 5 cts.,oz. 20 
cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $2. 


For Frames or Forcing Under Glass 

Packets contain from 10 to 16 seeds, according to sort 

Boddington^s Improved Telegraph. ^jJhStfp^of 

Telegraph Cucumber in cultivation, quick in growth, handsome, 
with very small neck ; unusually prolific. Has taken numerous first 
prizes at leading exhibitions. Pkt. 26 cts. and 60 cts. 

Sutton’s Delic acy Cucumber. ^Cbed*! with a"n aimS 

visible white spine; handle unusually small. As an exhibition Cu- 
cumber Sutton’s Delicacy must command attention. The usual 
length is about 18 inches. Constitution robust; habit extremely 
prolific. Pkt. 60 cts. and $ 1 . 

Sutton’s Matchless. 

One of the most prolific varieties. Fruit 
smooth, dark in color, excellent in form. 

of the highest quality, and has proved a success on the exhibition 
stage. First-class certificate. Royal Horticultural Society. Pkt. 60 
cts. and $1. 

Duke of Edinburgh. Very large and long ; dull green ; quite 
smooth. Pkt. 25 els. 

Lord Kenyon’s Favorite. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Lockle’s Perfection. Fine color. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Tender and True. Fine form; good color. Pkt. 25 cts. 






^arbeblum Pissenlit Amargon 
Blanched leaves of this plant make a most delicately flavored and 
wholesome salad. The quality is improved very much by blanching, 
which can be easily done by 
covering over the plants with 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of 

French (Common). Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 25c., Jilb. 75c., lb. 52.50. 

Improved Large Thick- 
leaved. A thick-leaved va- 
riety of great productiveness and fine 
flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., }i\b. $1.50. 


Sicrbflanje Aubergine Berengena 
Sow in hotbeds the first week in April; protect 
the young plants from cold at night. Plant out 
June I, 2% feet apart. If no hotbed is at hand, suf- 
ficient plants may be raised for a small garden by 
sowing a few seeds in flower-pots or boxes in the 

One ounce will produce 1,000 plants 

Boddington*s Improved New York 

C_- _l„__ A vastly superior type; the plants 
OpineieaS. stocky, branching habit 

and absolutely free from spines. It is a very early 
and continuous producer of handsome purple fruits 
of the largest size and finest quality; the plants 
usually bear eight to ten immense fruits before be- 
ing killed by frost. Such fruits as are large enough 
may be picked and stored in a warm, dry place at 
the approach of frosty nights, and they will keep in 
good condition for some time. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 

60 cts.. '/iib. $1.50. 

Early Black Beiuty. ™‘. 

provement over the well-known and largely grown 
New York Improved Large Purple. The plants are 
remarkably healthy in their growth, and produce 
an abundance of large fruits fully ten days earlier 
than the New York Improved. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 

50 cts., ^Ib. $1.50. 

Early Long Purple. Early, hardy and produc- 
tive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts. 

Black Pekin. Jet-black fruit of superior quality. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. 85 cts. 

New York Improved Purple. The best variety; 
large size, very prolific and fine-flavored. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 35 cts., J^lb. $1.25. 


(Snbibie Chicoree Endivia o Escarola 
One ounce will sow 200 feet of drill 

Boddington^s Moss-Curled Silverheart, 

Distinct new variety with finely laciniated, moss- 
curled leaves of a light yellow color, turning almost 
to white. Stalk and ribs are nearly white. Strongly 
recommended. Pkt. 26 cts., 6 pkts. $1. 1, 

Boddington’s Lettuce - Leaved 

(Green). A large-leaved plant of grayish 
green color, growing to a very large size, 
attaining easily 16 inches across. The leaves 
are spoon-shaped and form a well-filled, 
very tender rosette. A very productive va- 
riety, well suited for garden purposes and 
less liable to rot than any other Batavian 
Endive. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 36 cts., J^lb. $1. 

Broad-leaved Batavian (EsoaroUe). 

This variety is chiefly used in soups and stews; requires to be tied 
up for blanching. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Green Curled. The hardiest variety grown; beautifully curled, 
tender and crisp. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Moss Curled. More finely curled, heavier and more dense plant 
than Green Curled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 
White Curled. Very tender when cut young ; blanches readily. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Saud^ POTREAU Puerro 

Sow early in April, in drills i foot apart and \ inch deep. When 
plants are 6 to 8 inches high, transplant in a deep, rich soil, in rows 
12 inches apart and 6 inches in the rows, 
as deep as possible, so that the neck may 
be covered and blanched ; draw the 
earth to them as they grow. The seed 
may also be sown in Augiust or Septem- 
ber ; plants transplanted in the spring. 

Boddington’s Prizetaker Leek. 

thick, pure white stems have a most attractive ap- 
pearance, and to the merit of immense size may be 
added the advantage of a mild, agreeable flavor. 
Pkt lOcts., oz. 60 cts., lb. $1.76. 

Produces a large, thick 
stem and of mild flavor. 

Giant Carentan. 

Leek, Boddington’s Prizetaker 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %Va. 76 cts. 

Large American I^ag. The most desirable for 
market or family use. Pk. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 541 b. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Musselburgh. A very large variety of superior 
quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 541 b 85 cts., lb. $3. 


^ol^lrabi Chou-Rave Colinabo ^ 
One ounce will sow 200 feet of drill 

Combines the virtues of the turnip and'^cabba^^ 
but excels both in nutritive, hardy and productive ' 
qualities. The seed may be sown in June, in rows 
18 inches apart, and tlie plants thinned out to 8 or 
10 inches. 

Boddington’s Elarly White Delicious. 

The finest variety for frames and early work — does 
not get tough and woody. Highly recommended 
for all purposes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. }^lb, 
76 cts., Ib. $2.60. 

Early Short-leaved White Vienna. The earli- 
est and best table variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
54 Ib. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Early Short-leaved Purple Vienna. Similar 
to the preceding, except in color, which is of a 
bluish purple. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 541 b. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50. 



The seed-pods are used for pickling, when 
gathered young and tender. Sow in the open 
ground in May, in hills 3 feet apart each way, or 
in hotbed, and afterward transplant. 

Proboscidea. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts.; 541 b. $1.25, 

lb. 54. 


©enf Moutarde Mostaza 

Green Mustard imparts a delightfully pungent 
flavor to various forms of prepared salads. Sow 
at frequent intervals through the spring, in drills 
from 8 to 12 in. apart. 

White London. 

The best variety 
for salads; a sea- 
soning for pickles. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., 541b. 20 cts., 
lb. 60 cts. 


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Sattic^, ober ©arten ©alab Laitul Lechuga 

Sow the seed in hotbeds in February or Marcli, and transplant into a sheltering border with a southern exposure. For successive 
crops, sowings may be made in the open ground as early as thf sptinp; opens, and continuing until July. Always thin out well, or the plants 
will not be strong. When wanted as cut salad, sow the seed thickly in rows or broadcast. 

One ounce will produce about 3,000 plant! 

May King Cabbage Lettuce. Rrand Lettu ,e is of 

*■ “ “ great value, owm g to its 

rapid development, fine, tender quality and size, growing on an 
average about three-fourths of a pound. The color is a light green 
with yellow heart. Suitable either for growing under glass or in the 
open ground. Quite hardy; a splendid early variety. Pkt. 6 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., j^lb. 75 cts.. lb. S2.50. 

Boddington’s Early Coldframe Lettuce. T'h's 's a 

^ quick-form- 

ing Lettuce. It is a palish green and makes a nice compact heart, 
with very soft delicate silky leaves. It should be cut as soon as the 
heart has formed, and it will be found that the outer leaves are as 
tender and soft as the inner ones, and thus there is no waste. Pkt. 
10 oti., 20 cts., oz. 75 cts.. I^lb. $2.50. 

Boddington’s Eclipse Cos Romaine. Let** 

tuce. A perfectly distinct variety. It is the dwarfest Cos Lettuce, 
and produces a firm, crisp heart quicker than other sorts. Moreover, 
it is the most self-folding variety. These three characteristics will 
ensure its demand for early use, whether in the gentleman’s garden 
or for markeit work. In color it reoembles the Paris White, but is 
somewhat greener. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., ^Ib. $1.26, lb. $ 4 . 

Boddingtons’ Self-Folding Cos Romaine. J^’^LHiuce* | 

self-folding and stands hot weather ; heart beautiful clear while. .A 
grand exhibition variety. Pkt. 6 cts., oz, 20 cts., )^lb. 76 cts. 

Hartford Bronzed-Head Cabbage Lettuce, 

Head is different and distinct from any other sort. Tested in an ex- 
perimental garden with every known variety, it proved to be unlike 
any other. It forms large, compact heads of a beautiful, dark bronze- 
red color, shading to a dark green towartl the root. Cut in halves, 
the heart is a rich cream-yellow. Its tenderness and delicacy of tex- 
ture make it unfit for market purposes, as it will not bear much 
handling, but its mild, sweet flavor and icy crispness make it a | 
favorite with all lovers of good Lettuce. Pkt. 5 cts., Koz. 10 cts., oi. 

20 cts., 76 cts., lb. $2.60. 

Hittinger’s Belmont Lettuce, a superior forcing variety of I 

■ M l. ■■ w h 1 1 e - seeded Lettuce, 

Large heads and fine quality, Pkt. 10 cti., oz. 76 cts., }^lb. $2. 

California Cream Butter, a splendid variety for summer 
■ ' It produces a very large and 
white bead. It will stand extreoie beat and la slow to go to seed 
Pkt. 6 cts., oz. 16 cts., 60 cts., lb. $1.50. 

BODDINGTON’S ^A^a£ltyi/ SEEDS ~ ui 


All Seasons. Seed planted in the open ground April 25 makes fine 
heads by July 3. The closely folded, large, solid heads measure 
8 inches across. The outer leaves are a bright soft green; the 
finely blanched inner leaves are a rich golden yellow, tender and 
mild in flavor. The heads are broad and nearly flat at the top; 
they continue to increase in size for about two weeks after they 
are ready for use. Pkt. s cts., oz. 20 cts., Xlb. 60 cts., lb. S2. 

AU-the- Year-Round. Hardy, compact variety, white, solid and 
crisp; for summer and forcing this variety is unsurpassed. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. IS cts., Xlb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Boston Market, ^lid, crisp and compact; one of the best for 
forcing. Pkt. S cts., oz. 15 cts.. Xlb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Big Boston. Same in color, shape and general appearance as the 
Boston Market, but double the size. One week later in maturing. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Xlb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 

Continuity. The longest standing of all; fine heading sort. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. IS cts., Xlb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Denver Market. Large, solid, light green, beautifully curled like 
a Savoy cabbage; very crisp and tender. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Xlb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Early Curled Simpson. One of the earliest and best for market. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Xib. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Early Butter Salad. (Black-seeded.) Tender and crisp; of delicate 
flavor. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Giant Crystal Head. A splendid new cabbage Lettuce, very 
large, solid; outside leaves bright green, inside crystal white with 
yellow heart; fine flavor; crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
J<lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Grand Rapids Forcing. Regarded in the West as the best forcing 
and shipping v'ariety. Large size, crisp and tender, and will 
keep from wilting, after cutting, longer than any other sort. Pkt. 

S cts., oz. 20 cts., Xlb. 7 S cts., lb. S2. 

Glass House. Fine for forcing under glass. Pkt. s cts., oz. 25 cts., 
Xlb. 8s cts., lb. S3. 

Golden Queen. A small early variety, golden yellow color; crisp, 
tender and juicy. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Xlb. 7 S cts., lb. $2. 

Hanson Improved. Large; hearts quickly and stands the summer 
well; quality excellent. Pkt. s cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 7 S cts., lb. S2. 

r, contiaued 

Iceberg. Large, solid heads; very handsome, tender and crisp. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. IS cts., Xlb. sc cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Immensity. A very large, general-crop variety; good, solid heart; 
crisp and tender. This variety is rapidly coming to the front. Pkt. 
S cts., oz. 15 cts., Xlb. so cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Mammoth Black-seeded Butter. A large head Lettuce of splen- 
did quality; lighter in color than the Big Boston. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Xlb. so cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Mignonette. Heads small, compact; leaves slightly curled; edges 
tinted brown; splendid quality. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., lb. $1.50. 

New York Giant. Bleaches naturally; crisp, tender; always free 
from bitterness. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., lli. Si. 50. 

Salamander. Excellent summer variety; large heads that stand 
the drought and heat without injury. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J4II). 
50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Simpson. (Black-seeded.) Nearly double the size of the ordinary 
Curled Simpson; stands the summer well. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Xlb. so cts., Ib. Si. so. 

Silver Ball. Very firm, solid, compact heads of a beautiful silvery 
white color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Xlb. so cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Tennisball. (White-seeded.) Forms compact head, few outer leaves. 
Fine for forcing. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Tennisball. (Black-seeded.) Forms close, hard heads. Excellent 
for forcing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. so. 

White Summer Cabbage. Summer variety; heads of good size; 
close and well formed. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts., KIb. 50 cts., lb. Si. so. 


Trianon Cos. Long, narrow leaves, which form solid heads. It 
excels all other Lettuce in quality, having a taste and crispness 
unequaled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Xlb. 7 S cts., lb. S2.50. 

Paris White Cos. One of the finest varieties for summer use. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. so. 

Express Cos. New. Dwarf, compact sort, requiring no tying up. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Xlb. Si. lb. S3. 

Boddington’s Quality Pure-Culture Mushrooms 

Boddington^s Quality Pure-Culture Mushroom Spawn 

Sl^amiJignonbrut Blanc de Champignon Seta 

Price of Boddington’s Pure-Culture Mushroom Spawn, per brick 35 cts., by mail, 45 cts. ; 5 bricks $1.75, 10 bricks $3, 25 bricks 
$6.26, 60 bricks $12, 100 bricks $20. CULTURAL DIRECTIONS FREE— IF REQUIRED 


Fresh from the most celebrated maker in England. Made in bricks. 10 lbs. will spawn 10 ft. square, iSc. per lb., Ii for 8 lbs., Sio per 100 lbs. 

“How to Grow Muahrooms” {Falconer) . $1 postpaid 


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3ucfcr SJlelone Melon Francais Melon 

Cultivate in hills, which should be 5 to 6 feet apart each way, and composed of light, moderately rich soil. Plant in May, ten seeds to 
the hill, and when the plants are well up, thin out to three. Pinch the ends of the growing shoots to induce early fruiting. 

Boddington’s Selected Emerald Gem. Medium size; 

■ _ , skin smooth, 

deep emerald green ; flesh salmon-color, delicious flavor. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 60 cts., ^Ib. $ 1 . 60 , lb. $6. 

Boddington*s Improved Montreal Nutmeg Melon. 

True Montreal type. The largest Muskmelon in cultivation; a great 
favorite; flesh green. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 76 cts., >4 lb. $ 2 . 60 . 

Burrell’s Gem, Color of flesh, beautiful dark salmon or 

— ; ; 1 — - orange. Skin is rather dark green, and rind 

thin, leaving a thick lining of flesh which is of most delicious, juicy 
flavor, and fairly melts in the mouth. Pkt. 6 cts., oz. 10 cts., }^lb. 
30 cts., lb. $ 1 . 

Fordhook. (Burpee’s.) variety fully equals Emerald 

; ; •- Gem and is rough netted. The 

flesh is thick, color deep salmon, and surpassingly luscious in flavor. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 16 cts.,_5ilb. 60 cts., lb. $ 1 . 76 . 

Delmonico. Oval-shaped, large size, finely netted ; orange-pink 
flesh. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., kf lb. 60 cts., 11 ). $2. 

Extrn-Early Hackensack. Is of superior quality. Early, Flesh 
light green and of delicious flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Jilb. 40 
cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Jenny Lind. A pojiular sort, fruit small, medium early. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts., %lb. 40 cts., lb. St. 25. 

Long Island Beauty. One of the Hackensack type. The flesh is 
green, finest quality; skin is densely netted. The earliest of all 
the standard varieties. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40c., lb. Si. 50. 
Miller’s Cream. Flesh rich salmon color, very thick, sweet ; rind 
very thin and finely netted; very productive. Pkt. 5 cts.,oz. 15 
cts., Xlb. 40 cts., lb. Si-50. 

Paul Rose. Salmon-fleshed; color a beautiful netted gray; deli- 
cious; a splendid shipper and good keepe’". Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts , 
lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Rocky Ford. One of the most popular Melons. Oval, slightly rib- 
bed, densel)^ covered with coarse netting ; flesh thick, green, very 
sweet and high-flavored. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 


For Frames or Forcing, I^^Ur Glass 
Sutton’s Emerald Gem. li^fesuaily thick, of a rich, 

green, cfllor, superb in flavor. Do 

not confuse this variety with the Americ'aiP Emerald Gem. Pkt. 75 
cts. and $1. . >4^ 

Sutton’s Royal Jubilee. A '^lendid oval green -fleshed 
' ^ Meioh ;taised at the Royal Gar- 

dens, Windsor. Skin almost whitej. handsomely netted. Pkt. 76 cts. 

Sutton’s Scarlet. Fortn globular, "with a rich golden skin 
, . beautifully netted; flesh of exceptional 
depth, rich in color anii.o^^eacquisite flavor. Pkt. 75 cts. 

Sutton’s Universal. an attractive yellow 

■■■ ^kin, boldly netted. Flesh exceptionally 

deep, melting, and niost excellent in flavor. Pkt. 76 cts. and SI. 

Sutton’s Perfection. ^ valuable melon ; flesh green ; plant 

strong in constitution and sets fruit 

freely.-' Pkt. 60 cts. and 76 cts. 

Sutton’s Superlative. medium size, almost round 

^ and very handsomely netted. Flavor 

unsurpassed by any other Melon in cultivation. Flesh scarlet, 
merging into a beautiful green tint near the skin, and so thick tliat 
the fruit is practically without a cavity. Occasionally a green- 
fleshed fruit of the same high quality is found. Plant robust in habit, 
and sets its fruit with unusual freedom. Pkts. 76 o. and $ 1 . 


Blenheim Orange. Scarlet flesh $o 50 

Invincible Scarlet. Scarlet flesh 50 

Hero of Lockinge. White flesh 50 

Sutton Al. Originator’s stock 75 

\r r • Award of Kerit from the Boyal Hortl- 

Veitcn 8 Imminence, cultural Society. This exceedingly fine 
seedling Melon was raised at the Royal Gardens, Windsor, from a 
cross between the green-fleshed “Shamrock” and “Hero of 
Lockinge” (white flesh). For full description, see page (illus- 
trated above). Pkts. 60 cti. and 76 ota. 



SDBa§§etmelone Melon d’Eau Zandia 

Cultivated in hills, which should be 6 to 8 feet apan each way. Plant in May, ten seeds to a hill, and when the plants are well up, thin 
out to three. Pinch the ends of the growing shoots to induce early fruiting. They prefer a light, rich soil. 

Cole’s Earlv. R'pens delicious Melons in northern states, 
■ ^ ' where Melons never matured before. Just as 

valuable for middle and southern states, ripening Melons weeks be- 
fore any other. The beautiful, bright red flesh is crisp and of deli- 
cate texture — granulated, cool and sparkling. In flavor it is lusciously 
sweet and refreshing. The Melons are not large, seldom over \i 
inches in length by 9 inches in diameter, but what they lack in size 
is more than made up in number and solidity. The heart is large, 
there is little or no cavity, and very few seeds — all solid flesh, the 
quality of which is sustained clear to the rind. Pkt. 6 cts., oz. 15 
cts., ^Ib. 36 cts., lb. SI. 

Klecklev Sweets. Exceedingly sweet and fine-flavored; dark 

green skhi, thin rind; flesh solid, scarlet 

and firm. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }^lb. 35 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Black Spanish. Sweet and delicious variety; fruit round, large 
size; skin blackish green; scarlet flesh. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
l^lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Citron (Yellow-seeded). For preserving. Handsome round fruit of 
small size, highly esteemed as a table preserve. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., ;^lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Caban Qneen. Striped dark and light green ; vigorous in growth; 
flesh bright red, solid, luscious, crisp and sugary. Pkt. 5 cts , oz. 
10 cts., 5^ lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Gipsy, or Rattlesnake. Large, striped, oblong shaped ; flesh 
scarlet and of superior quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. to cts., K'b. 25 
cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Ice Cream (White-seeded). Fruit round, of medium size; skin 
pale green; flesh scarlet, crisp and delicious. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Kolb’s Gem. Largely grown in the South for shipment to northern 
markets. Round; rind dark green, somewhat marbled with lighter 
shades. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., tilb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Mammoth Ironclad. Large size ; flesh deep red, delicious rich 
flavor. Unsurpassed for shipping. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l^lb. 25 
cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Mountain Sweet. The most popular variety; flesh red, firm and 
sweet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Naw Seminole. Extra-early; enormously productive; large, 
splendid flavor ; will often produce gray and green melons on one 
vine, but the number of the former predominates. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
TO cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 8i cts. 

Pride of Georgia. Dark green, oval shape. Excellent shipping 
variety; large size; flesh crisp and sweet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 2,5 cts., lb 85 cts. 

Sweetheart. Vigorous and productive, ripening early. Fruit 
large, oval, very heavy, uiTiformly mottled light and dark green. 
Flesh bright red solid and very tender, melting and sweet. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

The Dixie. Excellent quality, extremely sweet, juicy and tender. 
Early, hardy and productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., fflb. 25 cts., 
lb. 8s cts. 

The Boss. Oblong; skin dark green; flesh deep scarlet, rich 
flavor. Early, productive; a good shipper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., I^lb. 2S cts . Ih. 8s cts. 


6§§barct 6ibi§d^ Gombaud Quimbombo 

One ounce will plant 100 Mila 

This vegetable is extensively grown for its green pods, which are 
used in soups, stews, etc., to which they impart a rich flavor, and 
are considered nutritious. Sow the seed thickly in rich ground 
about the middle of May, or when the ground has become warm, in 
drills 3 feet apart, i inch deep; thin to lo inches apart, in drills. 
Improved Dwarf Green. Very early; smooth pods. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. TO cts., 5 ilb, 25 cts., lb. 8,s cts. 

OKRA, or GUMBO, continued 

Long Green. Long ribbed pods ; very productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Perkin’s Perfected Long Pod. An excellent variety. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., lilb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

White Velvet. Smooth pods; round. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Surprise your garden and plant some of BODDINGTON’S 


Arthur T. Boddington, 342 West 14th St., New Vbrk City 


One ounce for 100 feet of drill 
5 to 6 pounds for one acre 

()<;non Cebolla 

The ground should be prepared the previous autumn hy spading deeply, using plenty of well-rotted barnyard manure. Sow the seed as 
early in spring as practicable, in shallow drills i foot apart, covering with fine soil, which should be pressed down by the use of a light 
roller or tlie back of a spade. When the young plants are strong enough, thin out to 4 inches apart. 

Mammoth Red Garganus. This fine Italian va- 
riety has produced Onions weighing four to five 
pounds each. 1 he skin is of a delicate red. fiesh 
close-grained, nearly white, and of a very milrl 
flavor. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts., >ilb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Priretalfpr Rich .straw-color and of enormous 

si^e. averaging 12 to 14 inches in 

circumference. Although of such great size, hard 

and an e X c e 1 1 e n t 
keeper. Fkt. 5 cts.. 
02. 25 cts.. lb. 75c.. 
lb. $2.50. 

Pale Red Bermuda. 

Fkt. 5 cts.. oz. 35 cts.. 
yilb. $1, lb. S3. 50. 
Southport Red 
Globe. Large, hand- 
some. globular; very 
productive, fine qual- 
ity. Fkt. 5c.. oz. 25c., 
>4Tb. 7 sc.. lb. S2.S0. 
Southport White 
Globe. Handsome 
globular Onion of 
mild flavor; goorl 
keeper. One of the 
best. Fkt. 10 cts.. oz. 
3Sc..l^lb. |i. lb. S 3 - 50 . 
The Queen. Silver- 
skinned variety; rap- 
id growth, mild flavor 
and fine keeping quali- 
Yellow Danvers Onions ties.,oz. 25c. 

Klb. 75c.. lb. 52.50. 

Boddington’s Bountiful. A remarkable On- 
V ion tor size, quality 

and productiveness. In style it is really an improved 
and selected type of the t)nion Ailsa Craig. Speci- 
mens have been exhibited weighing 2>j pounds. Un- 
like many Onions of large size at maturity, it is solid 
to the core, and for flavor and delicacy it is not 
equaled in the long list of Onions. To produce ex- 
tra-large Onions sow early in January. Pkt. 10 Cts., 
>/<oz. 30 cts., Vioz.SOcts., 
oz. 85 cts., >/4lb. $ 3 . 

Boddington^s Silver 

Bell. This is a remark- 

ably quick-growing 

Onion, specially adapted 
for early work or forcing, 
and can be "pulled” six 
weeks after sowing, or can 
be used for pickling, mak- 
ing solid bulbs of excellent 
quality. We can highly 
recommend this variety for 
salad, or other purposes. 
Pkt. 10 cts., V2OZ. 30 cts., 
oz. 50 cts. 

Wroxton Improved. 

A new English variety, of 
great excellence; good 
keeper; one of the finest 
globe-shaped varieties for 
exhibition purposes. Pkt. 
15 c., */40Z. 30 cts., oz. $ 1 . 

Ailsa Craig, t'nrivaled for perfection of form, size and weight; 

pale yellow in color. In competition with other 

varieties, Ailsa Craig has won a series of important prizes absolutely 

without a parallel. Sutton’s stock, in original sealed packets, pkt. 

75 Cts. Original stock, pkt. 10 c., Vioz. 30 cts., oz. 85 c., V^lb. $ 3 . 

Early White Barletta. Small, pure white variety; delicate silver 
skin, flesh firm and mild in flavor. Its great merit is its extreme 
earliness, h'or pickling purposes it is unequaled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
25 cts., Xlb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 

Extra-Early Flat Red. 

Fully ten days earlier 
than the Large Red 
Wethersfield; of mild 
flavor, and a good 
keeper. Fkt. 5 cts.. oz. 

25 cts.. Xlb. 75 cts.. lb. 


Giant Rocca. Exceed- 
ingly mild flavor; large 
globular shape and light 
brown skin. Fkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., Xlb. 65 cts., 
lb. 52.25. 

Large White Italian 
Tripoli. Of quick 
growth and mild flavor. 

Fkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 

Xlb. 60 cts., lb. 52 . 

Large Red Wethers- 
field. Grows to a large 
size; very productive 
and an excellent keeper. 

Fkt. 5 cts., oz. 

Large Red Italian 
Tripoli. Of immense 
size and flelicate flavor. 

Fkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts.. 

'4 lb. 75 cts.. lb. 52.50. 

Mammoth Silver King, 
or Giant White Gar- 
ganus. Fkt. 5 cts.. oz. 

,25c.. 'ilb. 7 SC.. Ib.52.50 

White Portugal, or Silver Skin. Mild-flavored; grown exten- 
sively for pickling. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. 52.50. 

White Bermuda. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Xlb. 5 i, lb. $3.50. 

Yellow Globe Danvers. Early, round, ver>’ small neck; fine- 
grained, mild flavor, immensely productive and an excellent 
keeper, and one of the best for general use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25c., 
Xlb. 75 cts., lb. 52.50. 

25 cts.. 
75 cts.. lb. 52.50. 

Boddington’s Bountiful Onions 

Yellow Danvers. Early, of mild flavor and keeps well. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. 52.50. 


Prices subject to mar- 
ket changes 

Onion Sets should be 
planted out as early in 
the spring as the ground 
is dry enough to work; 
plant them in rows i foot 
apart, with sets 3 or 4 
inches apart in the row. 

Egyptian, or Perennial 
Tree. ijt. 20cts., pk. 
70 cts., pk. 51.25. 

Red. yt. 20 cts., Fipk. 

75 cts.. pk. 51.25. 
White. Qt. 20c.. Mpk. 

75 cts.. pk. Si. 25. 
White Potato (Multi- 
plier). Qt. 50c.. J4pk. 
51.50. pk. 52.50. 
Yellow Potato. Qt. 20c.. 

yipk. 70 cts., pk. 51.25. 
Yellow. Qt. 20c.. J^pk. 

75 cts.. pk. 51.25. 
Shallots. Qt. 30 cts., pk. 

5 i. 75 - 

Garlic. Lb. 25 cts., 10 
lbs. 52 . 

Chives. (See Vegetable 



Parsnip, Boddington’s Improved Hollow Crown 


^aftinate Panais Chirivia 
Sow as early in the spring as the weather will admit, in drills 15 
inches apart and one-half inch deep, in rich, deep soil ; thin out to 
\ 6 inches apart in the rows. The quality of the roots is improved by 

leaving them in the ground over winter for spring use. Secure 
enough in pits or cellars for immediate needs. Valuable for feeding 
stock, as well as for table use. 

One ounce for 200 feet of drill, 6 to 6 lbs, for an acre 

Boddington’s Improved Hollow Crown. pr^^emeJIt 

on the old hollow-crowned variety, being quite distinct from it; good 
shape; smooth root ; flesh soft and meiting ; as a table or exhibition 
variety, is unsurpassed. Pkt. 6 cts., oz. 10 ctB., jilb. 25 Cts., lb. 76c. 
American Hollow Crown. Long, smooth and milky white ; with- 
out doubt the finest stock of Parsnip in the country. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. lo cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

Early Round. Adapted to shallow soils; very early and of good 
flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Kib. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

The Student. A fine-flavored variety ; recommended for small 
gardens, Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 


^eterfiiie Persil Perejil 

Parsley requires a rich, mellow and rather deep soil. Sow early 
in spring in drills i foot apart and half an inch deep, previously 
soaking the seeds a few hours in tepid water, to facilitate germina- 
tion. Thin out the young plants to 4 inches. 

I Boddington’s Triple Moss-Curled Parsley, 

^ “ Elegantissima” of all the Parsleys. Immensely double, dense and 

compact leaves. A superb variety for garnishing. Pkt. 10cts.,oz. 
26 cts., Kib. 76 cts. 

Extra Double-curled. A beautifully curled dwarf variety, highly 
1 esteemed for garnishing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., %\h. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.50. 

Fern-leaved. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y^\h. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

I Hamburg, or Rooted. Extensively grown for its roots, which are 
i used in flavoring soups. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., H\h. 50c., lb. $1.75. 

T^/^rp A np/^17 Q NORTHERN-GROWN 

j?artoffeln Pomme de Terre Patatas 

These are prices rtiling in January ; later may be higher 

Beauty of Hebron. Slightly flesh-colored skin, with pure white 
flesh. Very productive and of the finest quality ; a first-class early 
variety. 'Apk. 50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

Bliss Triumph. Extra early ; fine, bright red skin; white flesh. 

Kpk. 50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

Bovee. Extra early; very productive; of fine quality; flesh white 
and very dry. Kpk. 50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

Early Rose. Popular market sort; very early; fine quality; very 
productive. 'Apk. 50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

Early Ohio. A first-class and very popular extra-early sort. J^pk. 
50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6 

Irish Cobbler. One of the best extra-early varieties; very large, 
white and heavy cropper; of excellent quality. Apk. 50 cts., pk. 
85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

Noroton Beauty. Table quality is superb; the earliest and best 
all-round Potato in existence. Yields as heavily as any of the 
medium-early sorts. Apk. 50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 
The Thorburn. It is very early and of the finest quality. Kpk. 5c 
cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 


Carman No. 1. The finest second-early Potato ever offered. J^pk. 

50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

Gold Coin. Splendid for main crop; remarkably productive; finest 
table quality ; slightly oblong; light golden skin; flesh pure white, 
fine-grained, cooks very dry. Kpk. 50c., pk. 85c., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 
Green Mountain. Oval shape; white skin and flesh ; excellent ; 

heavy yielder. Kpk. 50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

Rural New Yorker No. 8. Very few and shallow eyes; pure 
white skin and flesh; immense yielder; fine table quality. Kpk. 
50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

Sir Walter Raleigh. White flesh of best quality. Kpk. 50 cts j 
pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

TJncle Sam. Handsome shape ; good size; fine quality. Kpk. 50 
cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, bbl. $6. 

PrRtes pa otbpv varieties of Po.tattoes .upon application 


Arthur T. Boddington , 34-2 West 1-4 th St.. New Vbrk. City 


i^feffer 1 ’i.ment Pimiento 

Peppers arc indisix-nsable as 
a seasoning for soups and meats. 

The. large varieties are mainly 
used for this purpose and pick- 
ling. The mild. s\vi*et varieties, 
like Rctl .-\pple and Kuhy King, are used for 
mangoes, while the small-fruited sorts are the 
best for .sauces. Sow in hotlieds in March or 
April, or in a warm. sheltere<i border in May. 
and. when .season is favorable, transplant in 
rows 2 feet apart and i8 inches in row. in 
goo<}. rich ground. 

Boddington’s Hercules. 

Boddington’s Selected Chinese 

Giant. Double the .size of Ruby King, this 

^ is one of the largest and finest mild 

red Peppers. \ot only is it intensely pro- 
ductive. but "it is as .swt*et as an apple." and 
unusuallv thick-skinned. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 
cts., V4lb. $1.76, lb. $6. 

A giant 
among the 

Pepper fruits. Produces the biggest fruits of 
all mild, edible kinds hitherto known. The 
fruit has solid flesh of good flavor and of a 
magnificent golden yellow color. There are 
often at the same time a dozen well-shaped 

fruits on one plant. Its value is still increased by the upright grow- 
ing of the fruits. They are consequently more exposed to the sun. 
maturing earlier, and even during wet weather they cannot become 
so easily rotted as the kinds with hanging fruits, which come too 
easily in contact with the soil. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Vilb. $1.25. 

Boddington’s Red Apple. This fine new variety is distin- 

^ ^ ' guished from all others by the 

extraordinary thickness of its flesh. It belongs to the mild-flavored 
section and is excellent for the table. The ripe fruits are smooth, 
and of a splendid brilliant dark scarlet. Average about 4 inches in 
length and 3 inches in width at the top. Pkt. 20 cts., 3 for 50 cts. 

PEPPERS, continued 

Chili. True. \’ery piquant and 
prolific; small, slim fruits, gen- 
erally used for making pepi)er 
sauce. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts.. 
Xlb- 75 cts.. lb. $2.50. 

Large Bell, or Bull Nose. A 
large, early variety, of pleasant 
flavor. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts.. 
'4H). 7S cts.. lb. $2.50. 

Long Cayenne, Red. Fruit 3 
to 4 inches long, conical in form, of a bright 
red color and very prtKluctive. Pkt. s cts.. 
oz. 20 cts.. ' 4 II). 60 cts.. lb. $2. 

Ruby King. Bright ruby-retl. The flavor is 
mild and pleasant. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 20 cts.. 
1-4 lb. Oo cts.. lb. $2. 

Sweet Spanish. Large, mild, used fur salad. 
Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 20 cts.. J^lh. 60 cts.. lb. S2. 

Sweet Mountain, or Mammoth. Similar 
to the Bull Nose, but larger, sweeter and of 
milder flavor; extensively used for man- 
goes. Pkt. sc., oz. 35c.. Klh. f I. lb. $3.50. 


@roBt Hilrbife 



Boddington’s Selected Chinese Giant Pepper hUl ^ ^ 

Connecticut Field. \’ery profluctivc. Oz. 10 cts.. Xlb. 35 cts., 
lb. $1. 

Jumbo. The largest variety grown, often attaining a weight of 
200 pounds. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 25 cts.. Klb. 75 cts.. lb. $1.75. 

Large Cheese. The best for cooking purposes. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 
10 cts., Xlb. 30 cts.. lb. Si. 

Large Tours, or Mammoth. Grows to an immense size, often 
weighing over 100 pounds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20c.. J<4lb. 50c.. lb. $1.75. 
Sugar. Smaller than the Large Cheese; one of the best for the 
table or feeding of stock. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 cts.. l^lb. 35c.. lb. $1. 




Boddington’s Bird’s Eye, or Creole. ^ ^ep- 

^ _ r f ■ per, extremely 

hot; useful for decorative purposes. Pkt. 10c., oz. 50c., Vilb. $1.76. 


Upright Sweet Salad. 

Of recent introduction. Hand- 
some. productive and of finest 
quality. The color is bright scar- 
let and the flesh thick, mild and 
very sweet. The Peppers are as 
large as Ruby King and are all 
borne upright, clear of the ground. 
The flesh is so thick and the skin 
so tender that it may be fried like 
a beefsteak, and so sweet that it 
may be eaten like an apiile. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 45 cts., V4lb. $1.25, 
lb. $4.50. 

Celestial. A beautiful variety 
from China, with upright pods, 
conical in shape, and varying in 
color from a delicate creamy 
yellow to vivid scarlet. Pkt 5 
cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Cherry Red. Small, round fruit, 
of a rich glossy scarlet color and 
extremely pi(|uant. Pkt. 5 cts.. 
oz. 25 cts.. JHh. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Early Neapolitan. This variety is nearly two weeks earlier 
^ r . .* than any other large mild Pepper. Fruit 

may be gathered the last of June 
The first fruits average 4K inches 
in circumference by 4 inches long 
— the latter fruits growing a little 
larger; they are thick-meated and 
unusually mild and sweet. The 
flesh and skin are bright red. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 40 cts., V4lb. $1.25, 
lb. $4. 

from seed sown early in spring. 

Jumbo Pumpkin 

Myatt’s Victoria. This is the most popular variety. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. IS cts., Klb. so cts. 

Linnaeus. Makes big stalks of a rich red color. Pkt. s cts., oz. 15 

cts., J<lb. so cts. 

For Rhubarb and other 
Roots and Plants for the vege- 
table garden, see page 106. 


“Quality” means the best 
and finest types procurable 
in their respective classes. 
We go to specialists for our 
vegetable seeds. Our cus- 
tomers, the grower, the pri- 
vate gardener, demand the 
highest grade. We have no 
cheap catalogue trade. 
“Quality” may mean a little 
higher price. “Quality,” in 
fact, means ’“quality,” and 
we know that when you buy 
from us you get it, — and our 
customers know it, too. 






SabteSc^en, Slettig R^vuis, Rave, Petite Rave Rabano 

Turnip, Early Deep Scarlet. Very early. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. lo cts., 
Xlb. 35 cts., lb. |i. 

Turnip, Early Deep Scarlet Forcing. Crisp; matures in 
20 days. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., X*b. 35 cts., lb. Si. 

Turnip Early Triumph. Very prettily striped or mottled scar- 
let and white; fine forcer; very attractive appearance. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 35 cts., Xlb. |i, lb. S3-50- 

Turnip, Early Scarlet Globe-shaped. Fine for forcing or 
open ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., X'b. 35 cts., lb. Si. 

Boddinqton’s Early Frame. 

For an early supply .sow in January and February in hotbeds, keeping 
well ventilated. In May they may be sown out-of-doors. Successive sow- 
ings should be made every two weeks. Radishes, to be crisp and tender, 
should make a rapid growth. 

The best early forcing Radish. Pkt. 
6c., oz. 15c., Vilb. 50c., lb. $1.76. 
Crimson Ciant This variety is suitable for either forcing or early 
'■ " ' planting out-of-doors. A remarkable feature of this 

Radish is that it will grow double the size of other round red forcing Rad- 
ishes and still remain solid, not showing the least sign of becoming hollow. 
In shape this new Radish is round to oval, and is very attractive. The flesh 
is mild and tender, and we recommend it to our customers as one of the 
best in its class, having found it to be such in our extensive trials of Rad- 
ishes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts., lb. $1.75. 

Cooper’s Sparkler. ^ quite distinct new sort of a beautiful rich 
. ■ ^ ^ carmine-scarlet color, with a pronounced tip of 

pure white. The roots even when 
fully developed are solid, crisp and 
sweet. Equally good for forcing or 
for the open ground. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 

Turnip, Early Scarlet Forcing. Crisp and beautiful; very 
early. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. $ 1 . 

Boddington’s Early Frame Radishes 

Turnip, Early Deep Blood-Red. Extra-early forcing sort. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 

White Strasburg Summer. Very large; the German’s favorite. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Winter Long Black Spanish. The popular winter sort. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., Ib. Si. 50. 

Winter Improved Half-Long Black Spanish. Very fine 
strain. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., lb. Si- 50. 

Winter Round Black Spanish. Fine for winter. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Winter Large White Spanish. Fine for winter. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Giant Butter. New Forc- 

- mg Radish ; 

round, short-leaved, scarlet. 

Owing to its short leaves it may 
now be successfully used for forc- 
ing. Its size, of course, demands 
a broader as well as a deeper 
sowing which will recompense by 
a good crop, as five to six Radishes 
generally have a weight of one 
pound. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. 
for $1. 

Turnip, Scarlet White- 

tinned Early bright red Rad- 

- » ^ ■ - ish with white tip; 
flesh is pure white, crisp and tender. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 50 
cts., lb. $1.50. 

Turnip, Scarlet Whife- 
tipped Forcinq. Has all 

— — — the excel- 

lent qualities of the above and is 
specially recommended for forcing. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V41b. 50 
cts., lb. $1.50. 

Long Icicle Radishes 

Early Scarlet Globe-shaped Radishes 

Cincinnati Market. An extra-early variety of the Long 
Scarlet type; of a clear bright red color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

Long Scarlet Short Top. Very long, crisp; for frames or 
outdoors. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. $ 1 . 

Long Icicle. Pure white; of fine flavor; suitable for forcing. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 

Olive-shaped French Breakfast. Pink and white; early. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 

Olive-shaped Deep Scarlet. Crisp; very early. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 

Olive-shaped Deep Scarlet Forcing. A forcing strain 
of the above. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 
Round Scarlet China. Fine for winter or summer; grows 
in 6 or 8 weeks. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 
Turnip, Early Scarlet. Very early. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., X'b 
35 cts., lb. Si. 


Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 

Salsify, Mammoth Sandwich Island 


©}3inat Espinard Espinaca 

Sow in early spring, in drills a foot apart (lo to 12 lbs. to the acre), 
every two weeks for a succession, and as it grows, thin out for use. 
Sow the seed of New Zealand in hills 2 feet apart each way, three or 
four seeds in a hill. This is fit for cutting all summer. 

Boddinqton^s Triumph (Long Season), 

variety of the Spinach Victoria, but will stand the heat about two 
weeks longer than the original sort. The very thick and fleshy and 
crumpled leaves are of the darkest green color and form a Spinach 
almost like a cabbage-head. The size of a single plant is about 9 or 
10 inches across. Oz. 10 cts., * 41 b. 26 cts., lb. 76 cts. 

Boddinqton’s Improved Large and Crumpled- 

leaved varieties. The leaves are very thick and 

fleshy and form good plants of about 8 inches across. It 

is a variety good for early sowing in September as well as for spring 
use. Or. iO cts., Vilb. 16 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

SPINACH, continued 

Curled-leaved Savoy, or Bloomsdale. Large curled and wrinkled 
leaves; tender and of the finest flavor. Oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 15 cts., 
lb. so cts. 

Lettuce-leaved. Popular French sort. Oz. 10 cts.. Klb. 15 cts., 
lb. so cts. 

Long-standing (Round Thick-leaved). Dark green; leaves 
large and thick; very long-standing. Best for spring growing. 
Oz. IO cts.. IS cts.. lb. s° cts. 

New Zealand Summer. This plant is not a Spinach, but it is used 
as such; it grows lyi feet high and is very prolific; grows well 
during hot summer weather when the ordinary Spinach cannot be 
had. The seed should be soaked in hot water before sowing. Pkt. 
S cts.. oz. IS cts., 'A\h. so cts.. lb. 

Prickly, or Winter. N’igorous and hardy; recommended for fcdl 
sowing. Oz. IO cts.. Xlb. is cts.. lb. so cts. 

Round Viroflay (Thick-leaved). Has very large, thick, dark 
green leaves; the favorite market-gardeners’ sort for fall or spring 
sowing. Oz. IO cts., '/i\h. is cts.. lb. so cts. 

Round-leaved Flanders. A standard sort. Oz. 10 cts., Xlb. IS cts., 
lb. so cts. 

Victoria. Extra-dark black-green color. Two or three weeks later 
than the ordinary "Long-standing." A fine variety for spring sow- 
ing. Oz. 10 cts., yi\h. IS cts., lb. so cts. 


Sauerampfer Oseille Acedera 
Large-leaved French. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Xlb. 4 S cts., lb. $ 


ScDrjioiili'urjcr Scor/.onere Escorzonera 
Scorzonera. Pkt. s cts., oz. 2S cts., yi\h. 7S cts., lb. $2.2S. 



STRAWBERRY, “THE PEARL.” One of the best of the 
large-fruited perpetual-bearing Strawberries, fruiting from June to 
November almost continuously. Being of very vigorous growth, the 
seedlings will produce a good crop the second year from being sown. 
Pkt. 25 cts. 

SUTTON’S LARGE RED ALPINE. Fruit twice the size of 
the ordinary Alpine Strawberry; bright red color, and of exquisite 
flavor. From seed sown during the spring and summer we have, in 
the following year, picked from plants in the open ground large 
quantities of delicious fruit, not merely during the Strawberry season, 
but as late as the second week in October. Pkt. 50 cts. 

IIMPROVED RED. Dark in color. Pkt. 20 cts. 

RED. Pkt. 20 cts. 

MIXED. Pkt. 15 cts. 




^oferlrurjel Salsifis Oslion Vegetal 

Mammoth Sandwich Island. J“,Sr“pkt.'‘6S 

26 cts., Vilb. 76 cts., lb. $ 2 . 60 . 

Long White French. Pkt. S cts., oz. 25 cts., J<lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 


(Crambe maricima) 

Sea Kale Seed. Pkt. 10 cts.. oz. 30 cts.. K'b. $1. lb. $3.50. 

SEA KALE ROOTS. See page 106. 

If you desire to have quality vegetables, you must have 
quality seeds. If you go by the “rule,” that is the heavy 
line under the varieties in this Catalogue, you will secure the 
best results. 





Types of Squash 


0)jeiSe=jSurbi§ Courge Cidracayoto 

Boddington’s Extra-Early Jersey White Bush. 

This is an improved strain of the old White Bush Squash, the result 
of selections which have been made for a number of years by a prom- 
inent nearby market gardener. It grows in the bush form, and is 
enormously productive. The Squashes mature fully ten days earlier 
than the old sort, and are of good size. They show less ridge or 
scallop, being better filled out, and contain a larger amount of flesh 
than the parent variety. The Squashes rook well and the flavor is 
delicious. Pkt. 6 otB., oz. 16 eta., J^lb. 60 cts., lb. $1.76. 

Bay State. Fine and dry flesh, of sweet flavor, bright and golden 
yellow ; an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35c., lb. $1. 
Boston Marrow. A highly popular winter variety; quality unex- 
celled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Bush Summer Crookneck. Fine summer variety ; yellow fruit; 

early and productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 40 cts., Ib. $1.25. 
Delicata. Orange color, striped dark green. Very early, prolific 
and solid : can be used for both summer and winter, as it is a fine 
keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 

Early Prolific Marrow. An improvement on Boston Marrow; 
earlier and more productive; brilliant orange-red color and fine 
keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

English Vegetable Marrow. (Long white.) Skin green- 

^ ish yellow; flesh white, soft 

and rich flavor. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 2.5 
cts., K'b. 75 cts., 
lb. $2. 

Essex Hybrid. 

One of the richest- 
flavored, finest- 
grained, sweetest 
and best winter- 
keeping varieties 
known. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., 5<lb. 40 
cts., lb. $1.25. 

Fordhook. Bright 
yellow skin ; flesh 
straw-yellow, dry 
and sweet, and the 
best in quality of 
all winter Squash- 
es. It matures 
early, and is 
everywhere a sure 
cropper, being ear- 
lier in ripening 
than any other 
winter Squash; im- 
mensely produc- 
tive. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., 5ilb. 50 
Cts., lb. $1.75. 

SQUASH, continued 

Giant Summer Crookneck. Twice as large as the ordinary sum- 
mer Crookneck, more watery, and several days earlier. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. IS cts., )<lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Improved White Bush Scalloped. A decided improvement on 
the old variety; being very much thicker in the center, and with 
little or no rim ; a splendid market sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Improved Hubbard. A large, very hard-shelled variety of the 
first quality ; keeps longer than the Marrows. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 
cts., j^lb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 

Long Island White Bush. An improvement over the old white 
bush varieties. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

Mammoth Chili. Grows to an immense size. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 
cts., %lb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 

Marblehead. Resembles the Hubbard, and generally acknowl- 
edged to be superior. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., %lb. 50 cts., Ib. $1.50. 

Perfect Gem. A summer or winter Squash. Creamy white with 
thin, smooth shell, slightly ribbed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb- 35 
cts., lb. $1. 

Pike’s Peak, or Sibley. Large, oval fruits, tapering at the blos- 
som end. Skin dark olive-green ; light golden flesh of excellent 
quality. Vines vigorous and productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Klb. 50 cts., lb. I1.50. 

White Bush Scalloped. A very early and excellent marked va- 
riety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., KIb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

Winter Crookneck. 

Excellent for winter; flesh close-grained, 
sweet and of fine 
flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., !<flb. so 
cts., lb. |i.50. 

Yellow Bush Scal- 
loped. Similar to 
the preceding, ex- 
cept in color. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
l^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

English Vegetable Marrow. Long White 

The English 
Vegetable Mar- 
row, when better 
known, will be 
more universally 

To prepare for 
table, quarter 
lengthways, take 
out seeds, boil, 
and serve with 
drawn butter. 


Arthtir T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 


fiiebefapfel Tomate Totnate 

For early plants sow in hotbeds early in March, in drills 5 inches apart and one-half inch deep ; when the plants are about 2 inches high, | 
iransplant into another hotbed 4 inches apart each way ; plant out in the open ground early in .May, or as soon as danger from frost is overj 1 
4 feet apart each way in hills, which should have a shovellul of well-rotted manure mixed with the soil. Water freely at time of transplant- 
ing; when the first fruit is set, pinch off the ends of the branches to obtain early fruit. Sufficient plants for a small garden can be grown in 
a shallow Ihjx or large fiower-pot by placing it in a sunny window in a warm room or kitchen. For late use sow in a sheltered border in 
May, and set out the plants in July. The green fruit can be picked off before frost and ripened under glass. By training the \ines on trel i 
lises or tying to stake, the fruit will ripen better and be of finer quality. ; 

Comet, "ri’is a splendid variety f<jr either indoors or out. It is 

’■ very short-jointed, fruiting close up to the stem. The 

tomatoes are of good medium size, quite smooth, very solid, and of 
a deep scarlet color. Comet has been extensively used for forcing 
by market growers, and is now the favorite sort for this purpose. 
I Fnglish-.saved seed.) Pkt. 10 cts., yfoz. 76 cts., oz. $2.50. 

Dwarf Stone. ^ dwarf sturdy plant like the Dwarf Champion 

in habit, but of stronger growth. The fruits are 

large apd resemble the original stone. The shape is perfect, with 
good skin, very solid flesh and of excellent flavor. The plants are 
very stocky and do not spread much. Pkt. 10c., o*. 40c., J^lb. $1.26. 

Holmes’ Supreme, ^he forcing Tomato. Medium sized ; 

— — t . scarlet fruit, round, smooth and firm; 

heavy cropper ; fine for growing under glass or outdoor cultivation. 
(English-grown seed.) Pkt. 10 cts., }^oz. 76 cts., oz. $2.60. 

Livingston’s New Coreless. gjpbe- shaped; 

2 bright red; full stem end, 

heavy cropper. The two distinctive features which stand out most 
prominently are great depth from stem to blossom ; aiui the depres- 
sion at the stem has been almost entirely eliminated. Pkt. 10 cts., 
3 pkts. for 26 cts., oz. t>u cts., %lb. $1.76. 

Crimson Cushion. Brilliant scarlet-crimson ; very large, solid, and 
almost seedless. Is exceedingly early for so large a Tomato. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 40 cts., Kib. $1.25. 

Cbalh’s Early Jewel. Very fine; large, solid, smooth and bright 
red ; similar to the Stone, but very early. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., 
Klb. $1.25. 

Dwarf Champion. The foliage is very marked, of a dark green 
color; leaves thick and different from other sorts; fruits smooth, 
medium in size and similar in color to the Acme. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
35 cts., Klb. $1. 

Early Ruby. The earliest of all large Tomatoes; distinct and 
handsome appearance. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. $1. 

Earliana. Extra-early; bright red, smooth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
Xlb. $1. 

Favorite. Bright red color ; ripens evenly and well up to the stem , 
of good size, globular. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., H\b. Si- 

Frogmore Selected Forcing. A splendid variety for forcing. 
Fruit good size, deep bright red color ; shape round and smooth ; 
flesh solid and of exquisite flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

Matchless. Early, uniform shape, dark red, possesses extraordi- 
nary keeping qualities. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., ^\h. Si- 

Sutton’s Magnum Bonum. 

A very prolific and valuable 
Tomato, suitable for culture 
under glass or in the open. The fruits are nearly free from corruga- 
tion and uniformly distributed over the plant. One of the best earl\ 
varieties and sets very freely. Pkt. 60 cts. and 76 cts. 

Sutton’s Winter Beauty. The Committee of the R.H.S 

i_ were so favorably impressed 

with the high value of this Tomato that an .Award of Merit was 
made for it. principally on the ground of its exceptional utility as a 
wint r-fruitiug variety. The plant possesses a strong constitution, 
and bears with great freedom. F'ruits of good size, fairly smooth, 
deep in color, and of superb quality. This Tomato has been quite as 
successful in the open ground as for a winter crop under glass. (Eng- 
lish-grown seed.) Pkt. 10 cts., Koz. 76 cts., oz. $2.60. 

Sutton’s Cascade, ^or ornamental purposes this new To- 

inato has no rival. Each plant carries 

several elegant racemes, 2 feet or more in length, of brilliant crim- 
son fruits, which are of the finest quality for table. (English-grown 
seed.) Pkt. 76 cts. 

Sutton’s Al. A remarkably free-bearing Tomato. Fruits of 

good size, produced in bunches of ten to sixteen 

in number ; very rich color; form round, or apple-shaped, smooth, 
of the finest quality. Klxtremely attractive while growing and on the 
table. A first-rate variety for exhibition. (English-grown seed.) 
Pkt. 10 cts., %oz. 76 cts., oz. $2.50. 

Sutton’s Earliest of All. Unquestionably the best early 
■ Tomato in cultivation, r ruit of 

medium size, brilliant red color, and good form; very prolific, and 
of superior flavor. One of the most reliable Tomatoes for ripening 
out-pf doors, and surpassed by few, if any, for indoor growth. Valu- 
able for amateurs’ gartleiis as well as fi>r large establishments. 
(English-grown seed.) Pkt. 10 cts., ]4oz. 76 cts., oz. $2.50. 

Sutton’s Best of All. Sets freely and is an immense crop 
' ■ — — per, producing heavy bunches ai 

short intervals all over the plant. We question whether any othei 
variety would in a given space yield so heavy a crop; it is therefore 
valuable for market purposes. Fruits smooth, excellent in form, o 
good size, and so solid tnat little seed is produced ; color deep scar 
let. Pkt. 60 cts. and 76 cts 

Acme. Rich glossy crimson, tinged with purple : perfectly smooth; 

one of the earliest. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., )flb. $1. 

Beauty. Round, smooth, glossy ; crimson, tinted with purple. 
Excellent quality; solid and free from core. Early, vigorous. 
Pkt. ,s cts., oz. 35 cts., a\h. $ 1 . 

Best of All Forcing. Dwarf habit and very prolific. For forcing 
it is unequaled ; fruit of good size, and so solid that very little 
seed is produced. Color deep scarlet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., H lb 
|i 25- 

Comet Tomato 



TOMATOES, continued 

Freedom. As early as Ruby, perfectly round, solid and with few 
seeds: bright scarlet, borne in clusters and very prolific. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 35 cts., '/fib. Si. 

Hipper No. 1 . This is a grand English variety, either for forcing 
or out-of-door work. The color is a rich crimson ; fruit round and 
of e.xcellent flavor ; very little core or seed. ( English-grown seed. ) 
Pkt. 25 cts., 02. $2 

Improved LoriUard Forcing. E.xtra good for forcing ; very solid, 
smooth and well flavored: early, productive; a splendid variety 
for open air as well as for forcing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., lb. Si- 

Lister’s Prolific. Handsome, medium-sized fruit, very prolific and 
of excellent flavor. (English-grown seed.) Pkt. 10 cts., ffoz. 75 
cts., oz. S2.50. 

Perfection. An early variety of blood-red color ; perfectly smooth, 
ripens uniformly and bears abundantly until frost. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
35 cts., '41b. Si. 

Ponderosa. Claimed to be the largest that has yet been intro- 
duced. Bright red color ; rather flat : flavor and solidity unequaled. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Jflb. Si..So. 

Red Cherry, Currant, Peach, Pear, Plum, Strawberry. 

Each, pkt 5 cts., oz. 35 cts. 

Stone, Tall. This is a large, very smooth, bright scarlet Tomato, 
ripening evenly to the stem without cracking. The flesh is firm, 
solid and of excellent quality; one of the best for shipping. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 40 cts., '/(lb. Si-25. 

Stirling Castle. Small size, very solid, finest flavor ; enormously 
productive; fine for forcing under glass. (English-grown seed.) 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. S2.50. 

Dobhie’s Champion. As is well known, we make Tomatoes a 
special study, and spare no pains in the culture and selection of 
our special varieties. The fruits are of a handsome globular shape 
and not too large ; the color is deep red, bright and shining, just 
the color for market or the exhibition table. It is an enormous 
cropper, and the fruits are medium in size, averaging 4 ounces in 
weight. The flavor is of the highest quality, — it was awarded first 
prize for e.xcellence of flavor at Glasgow International Exhibi- 
tion, — flesh nice and firm ; whilst, like all highly-selected plants, 
it yields comparatively few seeds. Dobbie’s original pkts. 25 cts. 
and 50 cts. each. 

Trophy, Extra Selected. Large, smooth and solid variety, of 
fine flavor and immensely productive. The best for general and 
late crop. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., KIb. $1. 

Table Queen. Said to be the largest and heaviest smooth Tomato 
ever offered ; rich crimson, and of a most agreeable acid flavor. 
Pkt 5 cts., oz. 33 cts., Klb. $1. 

Yellow Cherry. For pickles and preserves. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts. 

Yellow Peach. Beautiful clear yellow color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts. 

Yellow Pear. Yellow, pear-shaped fruit. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts. 

Yellow Plum. Lemon-yellow; used for preserves. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
35 cts. 

Boddincton’s Early Sunrise. chief points in Sunrise, are: Its earliness (it was exhibited in full fruit on July 4), its 
^ ° r cropping properties, its healthy constitution (no trace of disease), its solid but delicate flesh 

(contains few seeds), its evenness in size as a dessert fruit, its bright scarlet color and rich acid flavor, its equal value for indoor or 
outdoor cultivation. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 for 25 cts., J4oz. 60 cts., %oz. $1, Koz. $1.75, oz. $3. 

Tuckswood Favorite. ^ grand Tomato for outdoors and tremendously productive; fruit is borne in immense “bunches:” 

round, smooth, solid, and of good form and flavor. Those to whom we sent samples of seed to be 

grown all report very highly, and are generous in praise of it. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 for $1, oz. $3. 


Sfiibe Navet Na 5 o 

For early Turnips, sow as soon as the ground opens in spring. Turnips are generally sown broadcast, but much larger crops are ob- 
tained (particularly of the Rutabagas) b3' cultivating in drills 18 inches apart, and thinning to 6 inches in the drill. Sow in drills, one 
pound to the acre; broadcast, two to three pounds to the acre. 

Boddiniqrton’s Model Snowball. earliest and most 

perfectly formed round 

white Turnip for garden use. Our stock has been continuously 
selected for many years, resulting in a beautiful shape, with short 
top and a single tap-root. Flesh snowy white, solid and mild in 
flavor. This Turnip has probably been awarded more first prizes 
than any other, and recent successes prove that it is still unsur- 
passed for exhibition. Pkt. 6 cts., oz. 25 cts., j^lb. 76 cts. 

Sutton’s Scarlet Perfection. its fine color, striking 

form and high quality, this 

Turnip deserves to be widely grown. In shape it is a counterpart of 
our Yellow Perfection, but the skin is crimson-scarlet, and on the 
exhibition table it presents a most attractive appearance. Flesh 
white, close; flavor very sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 Cts., }ilb. $1.25. 
Early White Strap-Leaf. The best white table or market variety. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 CIS., Klb. 

25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Extra-Early Purple-Top 
Milan. The bulbs are 
white, with purple top, 
round, flattened and solid: 
flesh pure white, sweet and 
crisp. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 
cts., 541b. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Early Flat Dutch. Adapted 
for spring sowing. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., 54 lb. 25 cts., 
lb. 75 cts. 

Early Snowball. Small, 

solid, sweet and crisp ; one 
of the best for table use. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 54 lb. 

25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Extra-Early White Milan. 

A splendid extra early Tur- 
nip, in which the extreme 
earliness, small top and tap- 
root of the Purple-Top Mi- 
lan are united with clear 
white skin and flesh. Pkt. 

Golden Ball. Bulb of fine form and bright yellow color; a fine 
keeper; unsurpassed for table use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 541 b. 
35 cts., lb. $1. 

Long White, or Cowhorn. A quick-growing, long-shaped va- 
riety: flesh fine-grained and sweet, an excellent sort for table use. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 541 b. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

Purple-Top White Globe. A very handsome globe-shaped va- 
riety; valuable for market purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 541 b. 
35 cts., lb. $1. 

Red-Top Strap-Leaf. Extensively grown both for table and for 
stock. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 5 (lb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

White Egg. White skin ; flavor of the best ; mild and sweet. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 541b. 35 cts , lb. 

Yellow Globe. The best yellow variety for general crop. It keeps 

well until late in the spring 
and is excellent for table 
use. Pkt. ,s cts., oz. 10 cts., 
541b. 35 cts., lb. $1. 
Yellowstone. Anexcellent 
variety for early or late 
sowing; a good cropper and 
fine keeper ; valuable for 
table use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., 541b. 35 cts., lb. $ 1 . 
Yellow Malta. Early; fine 
flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., 541b. 35 cts., lb. $1. 
Yellow Aberdeen Purple 
Top. A very hardy and 
productive variety ; good 
for either table or stock. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 5(lb. 
35 cts., lb. $1. 

For Rutabagas, see page 105. 

Boddington’s Quality vege- 
table seeds have helped to 
make the gardens of America 


Boddington’s Early Model Snowball Turnip 

102 Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St.. New York City 



Acrimony. For mediciiinl purposes {At'rimonia offici- 
nalis) go lO 

Anf'elica. (»arden. For flavoring wine and cakes 

(Archangelica officinalis) 05 

Anise. Seeds aromatic and carminative (Pimpinella 

anisiini) 05 

Arnica. Tincture of .Arnica is made from it (Arnica 

nionlana) 15 

Balm. For culinary purposes ( jJ/r/wja 05 

Basil. Dwarf or Busn. Culinary herb (Ocymum mtni- 

nium) 05 

Basil, Sweet. Culinary herb used for flavoring soups, 

etc. (Ocymum Basilicum) 05 

Belladonna. Used \n mQdxcme (Alropa Belladonna) .. . 10 
Bene. The leaves used for dysentery (Sesamum ori- 

enlale) 05 

Borage. Leaves used as a salad (//ora^'o 05 

Caraway. Used in flavoring liquors and bread (Carum 

Carui) 05 

Catnip. Has medicinal qualities (AV/><r/a ca/ar/a) 10 

Chamomile (dfatricaria Chamomilla) 10 

Coriander. Seeds aromatic ( Cor/awdr«/» ja//t/«w) 05 

Q>wm\a {Cnniinum Cyniinum) jo 

Dill. Seeds used for flavoring vinegar (Aneihum gravc- 

olens) 05 

Dill. Mammoth. Much larger than above (Anclhum 

graveolens) 05 

Elecampane. Has tonic and e.xpectorant qualities (Inula 

Helenium) 10 

Fennel, Sweet. Seeds aromatic ; for flavoring (^IwcMaw 

Fanu nlum) 05 

Fennel, Florence. In flavor resembling celery (Ane- 

Ihum Fceniculinn) 05 

Foxglove, Purple. Has medicinal qualities (Digilalis 

purpurea) 10 

Fumitory. medicinal herb (Fumaria officinalis) 10 

Henbane. Has medicinal qualities; poisonous 

amus niger) 05 

Horebound. Has medicinal qualities (Marrubium vul- 

k'are) 05 

Hyssop. Has medicinal (llyssopus officinalis. ■ 05 

Jn 75 


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Lavender, True. For oil and distilled water (Lavan- 
dula Vera) $0 

Lavender. Possessing the same (lualities as alxive, but 

Marshmallow. Has medicinal C|ualities (Allhcea offici- 

Marigold, Pot. The flowers dried or fresh are used in 

Marjoram, Pot. Used in seasoning (Oiiganuni Omlesi. 
Marjoram, Sweet. Used in seasoning (Origanum Ma- 

Penny royal. Has medicinal qualities ( Iledeoma pulege- 


Rosemary. Yields an aromatic oil and water (Rosniari- 

nus officinalis) 

Rue. ^id to have medicinal qualities ( Buta g^raveolens). 
Saffron. Used in medicine, and also in dyeing (Carlha- 

mus linclorius) 

Sage, Common. A culinary herb; also used in medicine 

(.Salvia o//iniialis) 

Sage, Red. Used as a culinary herb; also in medicine 

( Sa Ivia I form inum) 

Sage, Purple. Used as a culinary herb ; also in medicine 

(Salvia ! lorminum) 

Savory, Summer. Used as a culinary herb (Salurrja 


Savory, Winter. Used as a culinary herb (Salureja 

Tarragon, True. Does not produce seed. Roots in fall 

and spring 35 cts. each, $3.50 per doz. 

(Arleni sia Dracunculus). 

Thyme, Broad-leaved English. Used as a seasoning 

Wormwood. Has medicinal qualities (Artemisia Absin- 




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Fleld Corn, Brewer’s Yellow Dent 


Eight quarts will plant one acre in hills ; three bnshels will sow one acre broadcast, or half that quantity in drills 

"Vr> 11 nw Corn This variety was e.xhibited by Mr. N. II. Brewer, of Hockanum, Conn., at the National Corn 

■■ ■ E.xhibition, Omaha, Neb., 1908, and secured the grand prize for his j-ellow dent corn, for the 

largest yield per measured acre in the United States, viz., I33>i bushels shelled corn to the acre. 1 he seed procured b3' us is pedigreed 
stock, thoroughly selecterl, and was supplied to our grower direct from Mr. Brewer, the originator of this variety. Qt. 25 cts., Kpk. 75 
cts., pk. $1.25, bus. S-i; selected ears §4 for too, 80 cts. for 12, $1.50 for 25, $2.25 for 50. 

Longfellow. Yellow flint. Qt. 15 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. 52.50. 
Mastodon Dent. Early, strong-growing; large ears and grains, 
very productive. Qt. 15 cts., pk, 75 cts.. bus. $2.50. 

Red-Cob Ensilage. Popular in northern dairy districts Qt. 15 
cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. S2.50. 

Southern Horsetooth. For fodder Qt. 15c., pk. 75c., bus, $2.50. 
Sweet Fodder. Qt. 20 cts . pk. 75 cts., bus. S2.75. 

White Flint. Large, eight-rowed. Qt. 15 cts . pk. 75c., bus. 52.50. 
Wisconsin White Dent. Very early; deep-rooted, stands drought 
well. Ql. IS cts., pk 75 cts., bus. $2.50. 

Compton’s Early Flint. Small grain, yellow. Qt. 15 cts., pk. 75 
cts., bus $2 50 

Early Yellow Canada. Very early j'ellow flint. Qt. 15 cts., pk. 
75 cts bus. 52.50. 

Early Yellow Canada. Small-eared variety of above. Qt. 15 cts., 
pk. 75 I ts., bus. 52. .50. 

Golden Beauty. Surpasses all in size. Qt. 15 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. 

Improved Learning. Early; large grain of bright yellow. Qt 15 
cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2. 50. 

Prices subject to market iluctustions 

BODDINGTON’S ^^Zici£lta/ SEEDS ~103 

Boddington’s Collections of Quality 
Vegetable Seeds 

Containing what we consider the cream of their respective classes, made up for the purpose of those who are in doubt as to 
what to order, and are specially recommended to holders of small gardens. 1 hese collections will supply the family with fresh 
vegctaoles from early spring till the snow flies — and with some left over for the winter months. 

Collections (express or parcels post prepaid). A, $4, B, $7, C, $13, D, $25 each 




Boddington’s Early of Earlies 



Boddington’s Early Bird 


I ))t. 

Boddington’s Selected Gradus. . . . 


I pt 


Y pt. 



14 pt. 



Boddington’s Bountiful 

I pt. 

I pt. 

Mammoth Stringless Green Pod. . 


1 pt. 

Refugee War 


1 pt. 

Bush Lima 


54 pt. 

Pole Lima 




Boddington’s Early Model Globe . 


I OZ. 

Crosby’s Egyptian 


I OZ. 


The Wroxton 




Boddington’s Early of Earlies .... 



Early Jersey Wakefield 



Late American Drumhead 



Mammoth Red Rock 




Early Scarlet Horn 



Danvers Half-Long 




Boddington’s Extra-Early Snowball 



Earliest Dwarf Erfurt 




Boddington’s Improved White 




Giant Pascal 




Golden Bantam 


I pt. 

Early Cory 


I pt. 

Country Gentleman 


1 pt. 

Stoweli’s Evergreen 


I pt. 


Boddington’s Selected White Spine 





Boddington’s Improved New York 





Moss Curled 



Broad-leaved Batavian 


Y OZ. 


Dwarf Green Curled Scotch 




Boddington’s Early White Delicious 




Boddington’s Prizetaker 






I pt. 
I qt. 

2 (jlS. 
2 (jl . 

May King 

Boston Market 

I qt. 

2 qls 

California Cream Butter 

I qt. 

2 qts. 

(Romaine) Boddington’s Eclipse . . 

I qt. 

2 qts. 


Boddington’s Selected Emerald 

I qt. 

2 qts. 
2 qts 
I qt. 


I pt. 
I i)t. 

Rocky Ford 

Cole’s Early (Water) 

I pt. 

I qt. 


I pt. 

1 qt. 

Perkins’ Perfected Long Pod 



2 OZ. 

Boddington’s Bountiful 

2 OZ. 


The Queen 

Yellow Globe Danvers 




Boddington’s Triple Moss-Curled . 






Boddington’s Improved Hollow 



Crown I 

Y OZ. 



Boddington’s Selected Chinese 

I OZ. 



I OZ. 


Sweet Spanish 




Boddington’s Early Frame 



Olive-shaped French Breakfast. . . 
Early Scarlet Turnip and Crimson 


White Icicle 


I OZ. 

Black Spanish 


I OZ. 


Mammoth Sandwich Island 

1 qt. 
I qt. 

2 qts. 
2 qts. 


I qt. 

2 qts. 

Boddington’s Triumph 

I qt. 

2 qts. 



Boddington’s Extra-Early Jersey 

I OZ. 

2 OZ. 

White Bush 

Improved Hubbard 

English Vegetable Marrow 




Boddington’s Early Sunrise 

Dwarf Stone 


I OZ. 



I OZ. 





I OZ. 
I OZ. 

Boddington’s Model Snowball .... 

Golden Ball 

(Rutabaga) Champion 


Dill, Fennel, lavender. Marjoram, 



Savory, Thyme each..j 























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I OZ. 













Y OZ. 




I OZ. 


I OZ. 
I OZ. 


I OZ. 








I OZ. 

2 OZ. 
2 OZ. 




















2 OZ. 

1 OZ. 

2 OZ. 
2 OZ. 


2 OZ. 

Y OZ. 


I OZ. 
I OZ. 

I OZ. 



2 OZ. 










I OZ. 
1 OZ. 
I OZ. 



I OZ. 
I OZ. 
I OZ. 
I OZ. 

I OZ. 
I OZ. 



2 OZ. 



I OZ. 




2 OZ. 
2 OZ. 

2 OZ. 
I OZ. 
1 OZ. 




I OZ. 
I OZ. 
I OZ. 





2 OZ. 
2 OZ. 
2 OZ. 


For full descriptions of the above varieties, see vegetable portion of the catalogue, pages 68 to 105. 

If, toward the end of the season, any of the above stocks should run out and not be procurable, we reserve the right to substitute 
a similar variety. 


Arthur T. Boddington, 3-42 West 14^ th St.. New Vbrk. C.ity 



Artichoke (French). Boddington’s selected large Hach 
green. Plants ready for shipment alxiut March i . 

Chamomile 50 10 

Chive Plants hunch, 25c... 

Cinnamon- Vine Roots 1 Chinese Yam) 05 

Hop-Vine Roots 10 

Jerusalem Artichoke Roots. ()t. 20c., bus. $4.. 

Horse-Radish Roots. Cut in pieces 

Horse-Radish, Maliner Kren. This new variety 
of Horse-Radish was first discovered by the 
United States Agricultural explorer, Mr. David 
h'airchilds, in Bohemia, about ten years ago. 

Is as white as snow; free from disease; grows 

to enormous size. Selected roots 1,000. .$12.. 

Lavender ( True) 15 

Pennyroyal 10 

Peppermint 10 

Rosemary 15 

Rhubarb Roots. Strong 15 

Sage (Mammoth) 10 

Spearmint 10 

Tansy w 

Tarragon 25 


$2 iXl 

1 00 

2 50 

I 00 



{Crambe warilima) 

Sea Kale is almost unknown in America, but considered quite a 
delicacy in Europe. It is one of the most succulent and edible vege 
tables known, and can be forced like rhubarb, or grown in the open 
ground and protected so that it will bleach. In form and flavor it is 
not unlike celery, though it is not eaten raw, but fioiled and served 
with drawn butter. We are importing espocially fine stock this winter. 
Imported Extra-selected Forcing Crown. 52 per doz., $15 per too. 

ASPARAGUS (Asparagus officinalis) 

very shallow, 
so as to not 
cut the 
crowns, and 
work same as 
the previous 
season. The 
next season 
your bed will 
be ready for 
cutting for 
market; sim- 
ply plow off 
same as sea- 
son before, 
then turn in 
large double 
with a two- 
horse plow 
and rake off 
the top, and 
your bed is 
c o mp 1 e ted, 
and you can 
cut every day 
until July 4. 
A bed made 

this way will last for twenty years. For a garden, follow the same plan ; but you 
can plant much closer, and work by hand, instead of with horse and plow. 

These are extra-heavy and suitable for forcing under 
glass or in frames. Five-year-old, extra-strong. $i per 
doz.. 87.50 per too, S6o per 1,000. 

Conover’s Colossal. Extra-strong, two-year-old, ft per too, $8 per 1,000. 
Palmetto. Extra-strong, two-year-old, St oer too. 88 ner 1,000. 

VEGETABLE PLANTS, c-nces upon application 

Boddington’s Selected bea Kale 

Mark out rows for field culture 6 feet apart with a two-horse plow, 
going twice iti a row, getting row as deep as possible without getting 
in the yeliow soil; spread in row good, well-rotted manure or fertilizer; 
drop on manure about ten inches apart (eye up) good two-year-old 
roots; cover with a hoe about two inches. In about two or three 
weeks the Asparagus will be up enough to cultivate; work same as 
other field crops, gradually working in soil as season advances, natu- 
rally it will work itself in; the following spring, plow off with aone- 
horse plow 

Forcinq Crowns. 

Asparagus, Forcing Crown 











Danvers Half-Long 

Improved Long Orange 

White Belgian 

Yellow Belgian 




Jo 25 


$2 30 



2 00 



2 CO 



2 50 


Thrives well in hot, dry weather. Valuable for the South. Plant at the rate of M to K bushel to 
the acre, in drills to 3 feet apart, and cultivate same as field corn. It does not make good hay, but 
lo good as ensilage or green fodder. Market price upon application. (60 lbs. to the bushel.) 


Valuable for northern climates, for cattle-feeding, especially for milch cows. It also makes fine en- 
silage. It is sown broadcast in the spring and harrowed in. If sown with oats, about i Yi bushels to the 
acre, in drills 2 to 3 bushels to the acre. Market price on application. 

COW^PEAS (Vigna Caljang) 

Specially adapted to warm countries; extensively grown in our Southern States; also valuable in 
this latitude as a fodder-plant; their chief value, however, is as a green crop to plow under. The seed 
should not be sown till the ground has become well warmed. One bushel to the acre in drills; 2 to 2% 
bushels to the acre if sown broadcast. 

Blaok-eyed, Clay, Whippoorwill. Market price on application. 

RUTABAGAS (Russian, or Swede Turnips) 

Oz. J<Ib. Lb. 

Champion. Surpasses all the other varieties for size and richness $010 $025 $075 

Improved American. A yellow-fleshed, purple-top variety, grown for stork or 

table '. 10 25 75 

Long Island Improved. Much larger than the ordinary American 10 25 75 

Skirving’s Purple-Top. A very heavy cropper ; one of the best for field culture.. 10 25 75 


Sow 6 to 8 pounds per acre 

Champion Yellow Globe. Smooth, globe-shaped roots, of large size and excellent quality. 

Colossal Long Red. Roots of the largest size, blood-red color. Exceedingly nutritious, distinct and 

Giant Intermediate. .An improvement on Yellow Ovoid. 

Golden Tankard. Flesh bright golden yellow, and in this respect differs from all other varieties, 
which cut white. 

Long Yellow. Differs from Long Red only in color. 

Red Globe. Similar to the Yellow Globe, differing only in color. 

Price of any of the above, oz. 10 cts., Y\b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts.; 10 lbs. and upward, 60 cts. per lb. 


All subject to change and market prices 

BARLEY, Champion. (48 lbs. to the bushel.) Sow 2 bushels to the acre. At ruling market price. 
BUCKWHEAT. (48 lbs. to the bushel.) Sow i bushel to the acre. 

Silver Hull. Very early. Japanese. Large grains. Both at market prices. 

Colossal Long Bed Mangel Wurzel 

MILLET. (50 lbs. to the bushel.) 

Japan Barnyard. Useful for fodder. Sow 40 lbs. Lb. too lbs. 

to the acre Jo 15 JS 00 

Hungarian. Sow 60 lbs. to the acre. Prices variable. 

White French 

Red Siberian 15 

Golden. For canary-feeding, etc. Sow 60 lbs. to the 



OATS. f32 lbs. to the bushel.) .Sow 60 to qo lbs. to the 

Conquerer (Swedish-grown) $2 25 

Golden Rain (Swedish-grown) 2 15 

Black Bell (Swedish-grown) 2 25 

Grand Mogul (Swedish-grown) 2 25 

Sensation , cq 

Clydesdale (Home-grown) ;.... i 75 

RYE. (56 lbs. to the bushel. ) Sow 1 to 2 bushels to the acre. 

Spring . . 2 25 

Special attention is called to 


8 50 




7 50 


13 00 


.$2 25 





Rye, Winter Excelsior Ji 75 

Mammoth Winter 2 25 

WHEAT. (60 lbs. to the bushel.) Sow i H bushels to the acre. 

Spring 2 75 

Rupert’s Giant 2 25 

Durum. Used for macaroni 3 00 

Klondike 2 25 

RAPE, Dwarf Essex English. Fine for sheep-pasture and soil- 
ing. Sown in May, it is ready for pasturing in July and August. 
Sow in drills 5 lbs. to the acre ; broadcast, 10 lbs. Per too lbs. Jio. 

SUNFLOWER, Large Russian. Fine for poultry-feed. Per too 
ll)s. J12. 

VETCHES, Spring Tares. Sow 70 to 90 lbs. to the acre. At 
market prices. 

Winter Tares. Do well on poor land. Sow either in spring or 
fall, with rye for support. Extremely hardy. Sow 40 lbs. to the 
acre. Price variable. 

our Swedish Oats listed above 





Grass Seeds are sold in the trade by sample, and each sort is divided into three or four grades of quality, according to 
purity, germination and weight. The price of the best grade is often double that of the ordinary. The Grass Seeds 
offered by us are in every case the VERY HIGHEST GRADE. We do not carry the lower grades, but can quote, if 
requested. Prices subject to change without notice. Special quotations on large quantities 

Bermuda Grass {Cynodon dactylon). A very valuable grass in the 
warmer climates. In the southern states and on the Pacific Coast, 
it is cultivated extensively, chiefly for grazing. Resists extreme 
drought and high temperature and grows freely on a sandy soil 
where other grasses will not thrive. Does not do well in the shade. 
As a lawn grass it is much used in the South with excellent results. 
Being difficult to eradicate, it should not be sown unless desired 
permanently. 15 lbs. to the acre. Sow in the spring. Lb. Si. 25, 
10 lbs. Sio, 100 lbs. S90. 

Canada Blue Grass (Poa compressa). This is a hardy perennial 
grass which forms a strong turf. It adapts itself to all soils and 
withstands differences of soils and climate better than most other 
grasses. Particularly adapted to the eastern and middle states for 
pasture and dairy use. For a lawn grass it is of considerable value. 
60 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 20 cts., 10 lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. S14. 

Creeping Bent (.Agroslis slolonifna) . The distinctive feature of 
this species is its compact, creeping, rooting stems. It is of rapid 
growth and spreading habit, and the stoloniferous roots form a 
strong, enduring turf, that is positively improved by constant 
trampling. Being of fine texture, it is most valuable for lawns. 
60 lbs. to the acre. Lb. s°c., 10 lbs. $4.50, 100 lbs. ^40. 

Crested Dog’s-Tail (Cynosurus crislatus). A valuable grass for 
lawn or pasture; it forms an even and compact sward. Does fairly 
well in shade and should be a constituent of all good shade lawn 
mixtures. 50 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50, 100 lbs. feo. 

English Rye Grass (Lolium perenne). Succeeds well in our middle 
and eastern states, and adapts itself to a great diversity of soils. 
Produces a strong, verdant growth four or five weeks after sowing. 
It cures into hay having a sweet flavor, much relished by cattle 
and highly nutritive, especially in mixture with red clover. 60 lbs. 
to the acre. Lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. Si, 100 lbs. S9. 

English Rye Grass, Pacey’s Strain. Somewhat superior to the 
regular strains of English Rye Grass and claimed to be hardier. 
60 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 18 cts., 10 lbs. Si. 35 , 100 lbs. $12. 

Fine-leaved Sheep’s Fescue (Festuca tenuifolia). Valuable for 
lawns and for pasture purposes, succeeding well even in high and 
dry situations and poor soils. 30 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. 
$4.50, 100 lbs. S40. 

Hard Fescue {Festuca duriuscula). A dwarf-growing variety, 
succeeding well in dry situations, both for lawns and pastures. 30 
lbs. to the acre. Lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. S3, 100 lbs. $25. 

Italian Rye {Lolium Ilalicum). Thrives in almost any soil; lasts 
only one year. Good to assist other grasses the first year. A rapid 
grower and good to rid land of weeds, as it quickly overtops them, 
preventing them from ripening. Used as a lawn grass in the South. 
60 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 18 cts., 10 lbs. Si. 35, 100 lbs. S12. 

Kentucky Blue Grass {Poa pratensis). This grass combines more 
points of excellence than any other sort. It is a true perennial, 
lasting indefinitely and improving every year. Its densely creeping 
root-stalks, spreading habit and smooth, even growth, fine texture 
and rich green color render it one of the very best grasses for lawns. 
It forms a close turf, starts very early in the spring, and lasts till 
frost. It succeeds in almost any soil— dry, rocky, sandy or gravelly, 
and stands long-continued dry weather and hot suns. It takes, 
however, two or three years to become well established, and 
should, therefore, be sown only in connection with other grasses. 
If the soil is especially suitable it will eventually crowd these out, 
and make the finest possible sward. It is one of our most valuable 
pasture grasses, very productive and nutritious. 50 lbs. to the 
acre. Lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $20. 

Meadow Fescue {Festuca pratensis). Valuable for permanent 
pasture. It succeeds best in cold, moist, light soils, in well-drained 
meadows and in low valleys rich in organic matter. It should not 
be grown at all on warm, dry land. It does not reach its full 
dev'elopment till the second or third year, when it far exceeds 
most other sorts in quantity and nutritive matter. 50 lbs. to the 
acre. Lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. {3, 100 lbs. $25. 

Meadow Foxtail {Alopecurus pratensis). For permanent pastures; 
rapid growth. Sow only in mixture with other grasses, 3 to 4 
lbs. to the acre; if sown alone, 25 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 70 cts., 
10 lbs. 16, 100 lbs. $30. 

Orchard Grass {Dactylis glomerata). Valuable for mixtures, either 
for pasture or hay. It succeeds well in the shade, and is recom- 
mended for pasture in woodlands. Its tendency to grow in tus- 
socks is diminished if sown with other grasses. 60 lbs. to the 
acre. Lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. {3, 100 lbs. $25. 

Red or Creeping Fescue {Festuca rubra). A splendid grass for light, 
sandy soils. Extreme drought-resister. Valuable in seeding banks 
and exposed locations, binding drifting sands, and is very valuable 
as a lawn grass for shady spots; forms a very close, durable turf, 
suitable for putting-greens. 30 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 35 cts., 
10 lbs. $3, 100 lbs. ^25. 

Red-Top, Fancy Re-cleaned Seed {Agrostis vulgaris). Absolutely 
clean and free from chaff. A hardy, native perennial grass; does 
best on moist soils; it, however, accommodates itself to a variety 
of soils, even to dry situations, and stands our hot summers admi- 
rably. One of the best grasses for lawn or pasture. 35 lbs. to the 
acre. Lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. S4.75, 100 lbs. I45. 

Red-Top, Unhulled {Agrostis vulgaris). Same as the preceding. 
This is the seed in its natural state. Usually used in large seedings 
on account of its lower cost. 80 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. 
$3.25, 100 lbs. $30. 

Rhode Island Bent Grass (Agrostis canina). This variety makes a 
beautiful close, fine turf, and is one of the best lawn grasses in 
mixture with other sorts. Adapts itself to almost any soil. 80 lbs. 
to the acre. Lb. 60 cts., 10 lbs. S5.50, 100 lbs. S50. 

Rough-stalked Meadow {Poa trivialis). Valuable on damp soils. 
One of the best grasses for hay and pasture mixtures, being a 
splendid “bottom” grass; useful also for shaded portions of lawns. 
20 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. S4.75, 100 lbs. S40. 

Sand or Mat Grass {Ammophila arundinacea) . Valuable on the 
seashore, canal and railway banks, etc. Its strong roots bind 
the drifting sand into natural embankments against the action of 
wind and waves. It should be sown in the spring and the ground 
covered with brush to hold the seed in place until it has taken 
firm hold. Should be used in mixture with Sea Land Lyme Grass 
{Elymus arenarius). 60 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 75 cts., 10 lbs. 
$6.30, 100 lbs. $60. 

Sea Land Lyme Grass {Elymus arenarius) . Valuable on seashore, 
canal and railway banks, etc., and should be used in mixture with 
Sand or Mat Grass {Ammophila arundinacea) . It is of no agri- 
cultural value. 65 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 75 cts., 10 lbs. $6.50, 
100 lbs. |16o. 

Sheep’s Fescue {Festuca ovina). This grass prefers dry uplands 
and thrives in poor, shallow, gravelly soils where other grasses 
would fail. In pasture mixtures on high and dry soils it is especially 
valuable. 35 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50, 100 lbs. 530. 

Sweet Vernal, True Perennial {Anthoxanthum odoratum). For 
meadows its chief merit is the fragrant odor which its leaves emit 
when partially dried — -the odor of new-mown hay — thus sweetening 
the hay. Sow 2 to 3 lbs. to the acre in mixture with other grasses. 
Lb. 70 cts., 10 lbs. $6.50, 100 lbs. S60. 

Tall Fescue {Festuca elatior). This grass is very productive, of long 
duration and one of the best for hay and pasture. It is not suitable 
for lawns. 50 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.30, 100 lbs. $30. 

Tall Oat Grass {Avena elatior). Valuable for pasture on account of 
its early and luxuriant growth, which also continues late. It is 
much relished by cattle. For hay it may be cut twice a year. 
Very valuable, also, for the southern states. 50 lbs. to the acre. 
Lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $3, 100 lbs. I25. 

Timothy, or Herd’s Grass {Phleum pratense). On moist, loamy 
and clayey soils, it produces a larger hay crop than any other 
grass. It is not so well suited for light and sandy soils. It should be 
cut when flowering as, if left later, the hay becomes hard and coarse. 
Timothy hay is very nourishing and can be preserved for a long 
time. It is often sown with red clover, and the nutritive value of 
the hay is greatly increased by this mixture. It is not suitable for 
permanent pasture, as in the course of a few years it disappears. 
45 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. I1.20, 100 lbs. |io. 

Various-leaved Fescue {Festuca heterophylla) . A very early, hardy 
perennial, thriving best in cold, moist soils, rich in humus and 
potash. Its production of root-leaves makes it an excellent bottom 
grass both for hay and pasture mixtures. It grows well in the 
shade and is recommended for shaded lawns in mixture with other 
grasses. 50 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 45 cts., 10 lbs. $4, 100 lbs. $33. 

Wood Meadow Grass {Poa nemoralis) . Furnishes a fine, succulent 
herbage, much relished by cattle; its chief recommendation is its 
special fitness for shaded places in lawns where other grasses will 
not ^ow; it makes a good turf and should be included in all good 
utting-green mixtures. 40 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 60 cts., 10 lbs. 
S, 100 lbs. $40, 

Quantities given above to sow per acre are the minimiun, and should be increased if the soil is poor 

1Q8 Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St., New York City 


The **Lenox Formula.” Used by the best private gardeners. This mixture is composed of fine-leaved, dwarf-growing 
■ ■ - — grasses, all of the highest quality re-cleaned seed. With proper preparation of the soil before 

sowing it will produce a rich, velvety lawn in three to lour weeks, which will remain green throughout the year. This mixture has pro- 
duced some of the most famous lawns in the United States. We recommend sowing early in spring or from middle of August to middle 
of September, five bushels of seed to the acre, or for renovating old lawns, one to two bushels. One pound of seed will sow 250 square feet; 
one bushel 5.000 square feet. We must remind our customers that our bushel contains twenty (20) pounds of re-cleaned grass 
seed. Many low-priced grass seed mixtures weigh only fourteen (14) pounds to bushel, which will indicate a large proportion 
of chaff. Price, lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $3, per bus. of 20 lbs. $5.50, 10 bushels (200 lbs.) $50. 

of grasses peculiarly suited to take firm hold and grow quickly. 
Makes a lawn in four to five weeks. The best time to sow is very 
early in spring, but seed may also be sown in August and Sep- 
tember. Price, lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, bus. $4. 
finest low-growing grasses are contained in this mixture, produ- 
cing a lasting green turf that will withstand hard wear and tear. 
Price, lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, bus. (20 lbs) $7.50. 
golf-links. Price, bus. (20 lbs.) $5.50, 10 bus. $50. 
strong, deep-rooted grasses for banks and terraces that will pre- 
vent washing away during heav'y rains. Price, lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. 
$4, bus. (20 lbs.) $7.50. 

N. B. 

of fine grasses for growing in the shade and under trees. Price, 
lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, bus. (20 lbs.) $7.50. 

of grasses that stand extremes of heat and drought well, and that 
are therefore peculiarly adapted for southern lawns. Price, lb. 
50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, bus. (20 lbs.) $7.50. 

BODDINGTON’S SEASHORE GRASS. A mixture of fine grasses 
peculiarly suited to seaside lawns. Price, lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. 
$4, bus. ( 20 lbs.) $7.50. 


ture of extra-fine grasses peculiarly adapted for tennis-courts. 
This mixture will make a firm, green and lasting turf of the finest 
texture, that will improve with trampling. Price, lb. 50 cts., 10 
lbs. $4, bus. (20 lbs.) $7.50. 

— We shall be pleased to make special mixtures for particular purposes or to suit exceptional conditions of soil, situation or 
We invite consultation about any difficulties experienced in getting the right turf for any purpose or any place. 



To meet the demand for English putting-green and fair-green mixtures, we have had prepared, by one of the highest English 
authorities on (brasses, formulas in accordance with the British idea of what these mixtures should consist of. These grasses have been used 
for years on the leading golf-courses in the British Isles and to some extent in the United States with complete satisfaction. 
BODDINGTON’S ENGLISH PUTTING-GREEN FORMULA. Per lb. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $4.50, bushel (20 lbs.) $8.50. 
BODDINGTON’S ENGLISH FAIR-GREEN FORMULA. Per bushel (20 lbs.) $6.50, 10 bus. (200 lbs.) $60. 

For large quantities write for quotations. For Lawn Mowers, power, horse or hand. Fertilizers, Worm Eradicators and all other 
requisites for Lawns or Golf-Links, see pages 138 to 148. 



Grasses for Permanent Pasture and Hay Crops 

It is a self-evident fact that land sown with grasses, especially selected for their suitability to the soil on which they are to be grown, 
produce much larger and more satisfactory crops than when only one or two varieties of grasses and clovers are used. Some grasses do 
best on high ground and in dry weather; others prefer plenty of moisture; some mature early, others late. Formulas for seeding grass- 
land have been subjects of much study and investigation with us for many years. We recommend the following, which have given almost 
universal satisfaction. The quantities given are the minimum and may be increased to advantage, depending on the fertility of the soil. 

We are always glad to make up special mixtures and answer inquiries relative to grasses for different purposes, and for sowing on 
various soils under varying climatic conditions. 

Clover seed should be sown separately, as it is heavier than grass seed and is likely to settle at the bottom of the bag in transit; in 
consequence it is likely to be sown unevenly. 

Clovers in their young state are tender north of New York City, and should therefore be sown in the spring in such localities. 

Ten pounds of mixed Clover seed, sufficient for one acre in conjunction with the following formulas, $4. 


17 lbs. Timothy. 

S “ Red-Top. 

3 “ Orchard Grass. 

S “ English Perennial Rye Grass. 

1 “ Meadow Foxtail. 

2 “Tall Oat Grass. 

2 “ Hard Fescue. 

2 " Sheep's Fescue. 

i>3 “ Italian Rye Grass. 

I " Various-leaved Fescue. 

Fa " Perennial Sweet Vernal. 

40 lbs. per acre, $9 


15 lbs. Timothy. 

5 “ Red-Top. 

7 “ Orchard Grass. 

4 “ Tall Oat Grass. 

3 “ Hard Fescue. 

3 “ Sheep's Fescue. 

I “ Sheep's Fescue, Fine-leaved. 

I “ Rough-stalked Meadow Grass. 
I “ Crested Dog's-tail. 

40 lbs. per acre, $9.50 


12 lbs. Timothy. 

5 “ Rhode Island Bent. 

S “ Red-Top. 

S “ Orchard Grass. 

5 “ Perennial Rye Grass. 

2 “ Italian Rye Grass. - 
2 “ Tall Oat Grass. 

1 “ Various-leaved Fescue. 

2 “ Meadow Fescue. 

I “ Tall Fescue. 

40 lbs. per acre, $9.60 



8 lbs. Timothy. 

5 “ Red-Top. 

4 “ Orchard Grass. 

5 “ English Perennial Rye Grass. 

3 “ Sheep's Fescue. 

iK " Hard Fescue. 

2 " Meadow Fescue. 

2 “ Tall Oat Grass. 

2 “ Meadow Foxtail. 

7 “ Kentucky Blue Grass. 

% “ Perennial Sweet Vernal. 

40 lbs. per acre, $9.50 


10 lbs. Timothy. 

5 “ Creeping Bent. 

5 “ Orchard Grass. 

“ Tall Oat Grass. 

2 “ Hard Fescue. 

4 “ Sheep's Fescue. 

I " Sheep's Fescue, Fine-leaved. 

I “ Meadow Foxtail. 

yi “ Perennial Sweet \'ernal. 

8 “ English Perennial Rye Grass. 

40 lbs. per acre, $9.50 

10 lbs. Timothy. 

4 “ Red-Top. 

10 “ Kentucky Blue Grass. 

4 “ Orchard Grass. 

7 “ English Perennial Rye Grass. 

I “ Meadow Fescue. 

I “ Tall Fescue. 

I “ Meadow Foxtail. 

I “ Rough-stalked Meadow Grass. 
I “ Various-leaved Fescue. 

40 lbs. per acre, $9 

Remember, the quantities given above are the minimum, and should be increased if the soil is poor 
Any of the above formulas supplied in small quantities at lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $3, 20 lbs. $5.50 


Prices on Grass and Clover seed subject to change without notice. Our Grass and Clover seeds are the very finest, purest 
re-cleaned seed. We do not carry the cheaper grades, but will quote prices on application 

Alfalfa, or Lucerne (Medicago saliva). Requires deep, rich, well- 
drained soil. Roots very deeply, the tap-root descending often to 
a depth of 10 to 15 feet in loose soil. It is, consequently, capable 
of resisting great droughts. It should be sown alone (about the 
same time as oats are sown in this section) in thoroughly prepared, 
deeply plowed soil, at the rate of 20 to 25 pounds to the acre. It 
is also successfully sown as late as August and up to the middle of 
September in more southerly localities. The crop should be cut 
when the plant is coming into bloom. In suitable soil it is per- 
ennial, and several crops may be cut every year. Height, 1 to 3 
feet. Lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, 100 lbs. S25. 

Turkestan Alfalfa. Imported from Turkestan. It is said to be 
hardier and more productive than the ordinary variety, and to 
withstand drought better. Lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $3. 100 lbs. $27.50. 

Alsike, or Hybrid (Trifolium hybridum). A perennial, i to 3 feet 
high, succeeding best in cold and stiff soils, and in marshy lands 
which are too wet for other species. It grows well in the far North 
and in high altitudes, and can withstand severe cold. A good honey 
plant for bees. 15 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4.50, 
100 lbs. $40. 

Bokhara, or Sweet (Melilotus alba). A most valuable sort for 
soiling. It grows 3 to 5 feet high, and if sown in rich soil may be 
cut three times; lasts two or more years if cut before flowering; 
good for ensilage and bees. 15 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. 
$4. 50, 100 lbs. $40. 

Crimson, or Scarlet (Trifolium incarnalum). Erect annual, l to 2 
feet high, with bright scarlet flowers. A native of southern Europe, 
it is largely grown in our southern states for improving the soil 
by turning under. It will not stand severe frost, and cannot be 
depended upon to stand the winter north of New Jersey. It is a 
valuable crop for pasturage or green manure. For hay it should 
be cut when in full bloom. Sow 20 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 15 cts., 
10 lbs. Si. 20, 100 lbs. Sio. 

Red, Medium (Trifolium pratense). One of the most valuable 
farm-crops of the eastern states for pasture, hay, or for turning 
under for green manure. It requires a deep, rich soil, and yields 
two hay crops in the season. In this section, sow in the spring at 
the rate of 15 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 50 cts., lo'lbs. $4, 100 lbs. S35. 
Mammoth Red, or Pea Vine (English Cow Grass). Grows larger 
and lasts longer than the common Red Clover; valuable for plow- 
ing under. 10 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, 100 lbs. $35. 
White (Trifolium repens). Some White Clover is usually included in 
lawn-grass mixtures. It is of dwarf habit, spreads rapidly and is 
very hardy. It is valuable in permanent pastures, being sweet and 
nutritious. Sow in spring. In mixtures, i or 2 lbs.; if alone, 8 to 
10 lbs. to the acre. Lb. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $5.50, 100 lbs. $50. 

The Clover and Grass seeds offered by us exceed in purity 
and germination all the stringent requirements of the law of 
the state of New York. 

110 Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 


Bulbs and Roots for Indoor or Outdoor Summer Flowering 


Do not plant Lilits in the open ; a partial shade is essential for successful cultivation in the hot climate of A merica 


Author of "The Chrysanthemum," and a Practical Writer on Horticultural Subjects 

The white Lily has ever been esteemed as “ Flora’s” emblem of purity, but the Lily family, as a whole, has not been accorded that 
popularity and prominent representation in gardens it rightly deserves. 

Consider the Lilies of the field, how they grow ” — American, European and Asiatic. A chain of Lilies encircles the Northern Hemis- 
phere from the Pacific coast eastward, across this vast continent, thence through Europe and Asia, and ending only in Japan and the Philip- 
pines. Their geographical distribution is peculiar in that they are found only in northern countries, but of more importance still is the fact 
that they are not all hothouse plants. It may be because certain Lilies are largely grown in pots in greenhouses, in great quantities, every 
year, that our thoughts have been diverted from the true possibilities of the family, as a whole, as garden flowers. 

A Lily garden is a glorious possibility of easy attainment, with one-half of the world paying tribute of beauty thereto. Out of the abun- 
dance of the Lily family we may make selections and suitable plantings that will ensure a coiyplete succession of Lilies blooming from June 

until November, — a changing garden picture uncqualed in gorgeous 
beauty, with the added feature of permanency in succeetling years. 
The cost is not prohibitive, because the majority of the best garden 
Lilies are plentiful and cheap, when we consider their permanent 
character and their subsequent increase in numbers. With a few ex- 
ceptions, Lilies are grown in ordinary garden soil of average depth 
and fertility; in fact, many' of them need no culture at all, only to be 
once planted and left alone for a number of years, when they may have 
increased to such an extent as to need lifting and replanting in re- 
duced quantity. Look at our native Lilies — Superbum of the swamps, 
and Canadense of the fertile meadows; “they toil not, neither do they 
spin,” but in their season they are pictures of great beauty. These, 
although natives, are worthy of garden cultivation, and the response to 
garden culture is seen in greater statue and more abundant blooming. 

The Lily season in the garden opens in June, when the dwarf forms 
of IJlium elegans and L- Thunbergianum, numbering at least a 
score of distinct varieties, open their rich orange or crimson cups to 
the early summer’s sun. Next in season comes L. crocrum, L. unibel- 
lalum, and their allies, in many shades from yellow to dark crimson. 
As summer advances, new kinds vary the garden scene; of special 
prominence being the old white L. cat didum, L. longtflorum . L. 
Japonicum Brownii (in its several varieties), L. tenui/olium and /-. 
superbum excehum {teslaceunt). In Augu-t, we have L. Hmryi, 
with its great-branched beds of orange-yellow' flowers, borne afoft 
from 6 to lo feet high, a noble Lily, that will grow anywhere and 
increase fast. With the Tiger Lily, and varied forms of L. speciosum 
to carry on the flowering till chill autumn days, it is apparent that we 
may h,ave five months of Lily bloom in changing loveliness, and all 
easily grown kinds. These, too, will awaken a desire to attempt the 
culture of some that demand extra career special treatment, like the 
pretty pink Krameri, the golden Auratum, or the giant L. gigantcum. 

Whilst Lilies are beautiful anywhere, they may be doubly so by 
planting in special associations ; for example, among rhododendrons 
or other shrubs, not too thickly planted, they are actually improved, 
enjoying a partial shade to their roots. Lilies and peonies too, make 
an admirable combination, the one succeeding the other in blooming, 
and both mutually helpful to the other. Make a great bed or border 
by deeply digging and manuring the soil ; then plant it with Lilies and 
peonies, and you have made a planting that will grow into a floral 
feature that need not be changed or disturbed for ten years. 

Lilium Henryi 

Photoj^nph by Arthur Hcrriniftoo, In the ** Carden Ma^rlnc*' 


(The Yellow Speciosum) 

.A splendid Lily from the mountains of China. It is a 
most vigorous Lily. Its flowers closely resemble those of L. 
speciosum in shape, but in color they are a handsome deep 
orange-yellow banded with green. It will thrive without any 
special care and produce a strong panicle of flowers. Like 
most other Lilies of the Speciosum class, it is well to cover 
it a little during the winter months. 75 cts. each, S7.50 per 
doz., S60 per 100; mammoth bulbs. Si each, $io per doz., 
S80 per 100. 

BODDINGTON’S '^yUa£lta/ 



Lilium Sargentiae 

Lilium myriophyllum 

The bulbs offered were also collected by Mr. 
Wilson. This is one of the strongest-growing 
Lilies — frequently attaining a height of 6 to 8 
feet. The flowers vary in number from five to 
ten on a stalk, and in size and shape resemble 
Lilium Harrisii, being greenish white, shaded 
purple on the outside and of the purest white 
within, with a tint of citron in the center. The 
flowers have a pleasing fragrance. This Lily 
will undoubtedly be largely used for outdoor 
planting as well as for forcing. Many consider 
it the finest of all tubular-flowered Lilies. It 
flowers somewhat later than Lilium myrio- 
phyllum and, being of larger growth, has a dis- 
tinct place. Awarded a Silver Medal by the 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1912. 
$1.50 each, $15 per doz. 






Introduced by R. & J. Farquhar & Co. 

Lilium myriophyllum 

Mr. E. H. Wilson, the famous plant-collector, collected in north- 
western China, the bulbs now offered. He considers this the finest 
of all Lilies. It is absolutely hardy, and is excellent for forcing. 

It has been predicted that this will become the Easter Lily of the 
future, and, being so hardy, may be grown at home. The flowers are white, 
slightly sulfused with pink, with a beautiful shade of canary-yellow at the 
center, and extending part way up the trumpet. It is delightfully perfumed, remind- 
ing one of the jasmine, and lacking the heavy, oppressive odor of most Lilies. 
Blooms out-of-doors early in July. Awarded a Gold Medal by the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, and a First-class Certificate at the Royal International Exhi- 
bition, London, 1912. $1.50 each, $15 per doz. 

W ITH the introduction of these two magnificent new 
varieties, blooming in July and early August, it is 
now possible to have a continuous display of bloom 
of Lilies in the garden from early summer until frost. A group 
of the variety Alyriophyllum, shown by Farquhar at the 
National Sweet Pea Society’s Exhibition in Boston, was pro- 
nounced by many to be the chief attraction at the show. 


Arthur T. Bodding'ton . 342 West 

14th St.. New Vork City 


Lilium auratum (Golden-rayed Lily of Japan) 

Monstrous, pure white flowers, thickly studded with crimson 
spots, each petal marked witli a wide gold band. A good forcer and 
excellent for outdoor effect, being perfectly harily. 

8- to 9-inch bulbs 

9- to I i-inch bulbs 

It- to 13-inch bulbs 




$0 10 

Si 00 




' 75 




3 00 



4 50 




.■\nother grand type of the Golden-banded 
Lily. Large bulbs go 50 84 00 

choice type of Lilium auratum; pure white, 
with red and yellow bands through each petal. 

Large bulbs 25 2 50 


A very strong and vigorous type of L. aura- 
tum. Flowers of immense size, pure ivory- 
white, with a deep go'den band through each 


Mammoth bulbs 50 

Large bulbs 40 

TUM. A unique variety; flowers 10 to 12 
inches across, ivory-white, with broad crimson 
stripe through center of each petal. Large 
bulbs 65 

4 00 
3 50 

6 50 


S30 00 

20 00 

30 00 
25 00 

50 00 

Lilium aorktom (type) 

Lilium speciosum album 

The White Lily of Japan. Excpiisitely pure 
white flowers, very large, with sulphur-yellow 

band through each petal $0 65 $6 50 

magnificent proportions ; immense flowers; very 
tall and free blooming ; color creamy white, with 
gold band. Large bulbs 65 6 50 

Lilium speciosum album 

Pure white ; a grand variety 




8- to 9-inch bulbs 

So 20 

5 i 75 

S14 00 

9- to I I-inch bulbs 


3 50 

2S 00 

ii-inch and over 


4 00 

30 00 


S50 00 
50 00 

Lilium speciosum Melpomene magnificum 

Very rich crimson. 

8- to 9-inch bulbs $0 10 

9- to ii-inch bulbs 20 

II- to 13-inch bulbs 30 

Monsters 40 

<1 00 

2 00 

3 00 
3 75 

Lilium speciosum rubrum 

$S 00 
14 CO 
22 00 
30 00 

White ground, spotted rose on each petal ; very handsome. 

Each Doz. 

8- to 9-inch bulbs go 12 $i 25 

9- to ii-inch bulbs 20 i 75 

i i-inch and over 3° 2 75 

Monsters 4 00 

S8 00 
14 00 
22 00 
30 00 




Various Japanese, European and American Garden Lilies 


Culture of Various Garden Lilies. A deep, moist, rich loam is necessary for Lilies. A stubborn clay may be improved for them by 
deep digging, and incorporating with the staple plentj' of decayed manure and leaf-mold. They all thrive in peat or rotted turf, or indeed 
in any soil containing an abundance of decomposing vegetable matter. They should be planted deep for their size, never less than 6 inches. 
VVlien they have stood some years, they should be taken up and parted. The borders must be deeply dug and liberally manured before 

Humboldtii. Of a splendid reddish 
orange color, segments copiously 
purple-veined. July. 25 cts. each, 
$2.50 per doz., I20 per ico. 
Japonicum Brownii. Large, 
trumpet-shaped flowers, lo inches 
long; inside pure white, with deli- 
cately colored anthers, outside 
brownish purple, tips of petals 
slightly recurved. June and July. 
65c. each, $6.50 per doz., $50 per too. 
Krameri. Distinct from all other 
Lilies. Large bulbs. Flowers of a 
soft, beautiful rose-color. July. 15 
cts. each, $1.50 per doz., $12 per 100. 
Longiflorum. Hardy white Easter 
Lily. 15 cts. each, $1.25 per doz., 
$10 per 100. 

Martagon album (The White Mar- 
tagon). A beautiful, chaste Lily, 
carrying twenty to thirty waxy 
flowers upon stems 4 to 5 ft. long. 
75 cts. each, $7.50 per doz. 
Martagon (Turk’s Cap). Purple. 
July. 15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz,, 
$12 per loo. 

Philadelphicum. A very pretty 
Lily, bearing two to five flowers, 
cup-shaped ; base of petal yellow, 
maroon-spotted, tips of petals 
bright scarlet. July. Tj^ft. 20 cts. 
each, $2 per doz., $15 per 100. 
Rubellnm. This is a beautiful new 
Lily, similar to Krameri. July. 15 
cts. each, $1.50 per doz., $12 per 100. 
Superbum. In a collection of best 
plants of all countries, our native 
Superbum Lily would deserve a 
first place. In deep, rich soil it often 
grows 8 feet high, with twenty to 
thirty flowers. It is of the easiest 
culture, and may be grown as a 
wild flower in any swampy or rough 
part of a place where the grass is 
not mown. July and August. 15 


Batemanniae. An attractive, 
strong-growing Lily; height about 
4 feet, producing five to eight rich, 
apricot-colored flowers on a .stem. 

August. 20 cts. each, $2 per doz., 

$15 per 100. 

Candidum (.•\nnunciation Lily). 

Pure white; should be planted in 
the fall. 15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz., 

$12 per 100. 

Canadense flavum. Our daintj', 
heautiful native Lily. Graceful and 
charming yellow. July. 20 cts. each, 

$2 per doz., S15 per 100. 

Canadense rubrum. Red flowers. 

July. 20 cts. each, $2 per doz., $15 
per 100. 

Canadense, Mixed. July. 15 cts. 
each, $1.50 per doz., $10 per 100. 

Colchicum (Monadelphum, or L. 

Scovitzianum). Bears twelve to 
twenty bright golden yellow re- 
flexed flowers. This is a grand 
Lily, and considered the equal of 
L. au’-atum. July. 3 to 5 ft. 25 cts. 
each, S2.50 per doz., $20 per 100. 

Concolor (Sinicum). Bright scar- 
let, with dark red spots. A dwarf 
and lovely miniature Lily. In- 
creases rapidly. July, itoil^ft. 
to cts. each, $1 per doz., $8 per too. 

Croceum. A beautiful orange Lily; 
grand and easily flowered. June, 

July. 3 to 5 ft. 20 cts. each, $2 per 
doz., $15 per too. 

Elegans, Alice Wilson. One of the 

most beautiful and distinct Lilies ; 
the flowers, of a bright lemon-yel- 
low, are very large, borne erect and 
in clusters; very hardy; succeeds 
almost anywhere; height, ft. 

June. 60 cts. each, $6 per doz., $45 
per too. 

Elegans, Incomparable. The red Each 
known in Lilies; a deep ox-blood-crimson, 
slightly' spotted with black; very free and 

Lilium elegans (type) 

• Easily grown; comes in a number of varieties from red to 
yellow ; perfectly hardy 



$1 50 

1 50 

2 00 

1 25 

2 50 

I 00 

»I2 00 

12 00 
15 00 
10 00 

13 00 
8 00 

easily grown $0 15 

Elegans bieolor. Bright red, flushed orange.. i5 
Elegans, Painted Chief. Bright flame-color. 26 
Elegans robusta. Orange, spotted black.... 15 
Elegans, Aurora. Orange, suffused scarlet. . . 25 

Elegans, Mixed 10 

All the Elegans Lilies are dwarf and early 
June-Uowering. (See illustration.) 

Exoelsnm (better known as Z,. lestaceum) . A 
stately Lily, free flowering, bearing six to 
twelve flowers of beautiful nankeen-yellow. 

One of thegrandest Lilies in cultivation. June, 

July. 4 to 5 ft 60 600 4500 

Giganteum. The noble Himalayan Lily. When 
established grows 10 to 14 ft., bearing numer- 
ous long, tubular flowers of white, streaked in- 
side with purple ; very handsome foliage. We 
have secured an excellent lot of bulbs that will 

flower the first year. July, August i 00 10 00 

Hansoni. A beautiful Lily, flowering in June. 

Flowers rich golden yellow ; one of the pret- 
tiest Lilies in cultivation. June and July 60 600 4500 

Henryi. Same form and appearance as the 
Speciosums, but are bright orange-yellow. ( For 
full description and illustration, see page iio). 

Mammoth Bulbs i 00 10 00 80 00 

First Size 75 7 50 60 00 

cts. each, $1.50 per doz,,|r2per too. 

Tenuifolium. A beautiful, graceful Lily, with Each 

crimson, reflexed flowers. Blooms in June $0 15 

Thunbergianam ( elegans ) atrosangnineum. 

Dark red. The Thunbergianums are of easiest 

culture, and bloom in June 20 

Tigrinum flore pleno. The Double Tiger Lily. 

August and September 12 

Tigrinum splendens. Improved Single Tiger 

Lily August and September 10 

Umbellatum (Dahuricum). One of the very 
best classes of the hardy garden Lilies ; strong, 
growing from 2 to 3 feet high, having large, 
showy flowers. The colors range through all 
shades of red from rose to blackish crimson, 
yellow, buff, apricot, orange, etc., many being 
beautifully spotted. Mi.xed colors. June and 

July 10 

Wallace!. Very free, hardy and showy ; each 
bulb sends up many stems, which bear several 
lovely vermilion-orange flowers. June and 

Doz. too 
$1 25 $10 00 

2 00 15 00 

I 25 

9 00 
8 00 

8 00 

15 I 25 


114 Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St.. New York City 

Lilium Hansonl 

Liliom Martagon 

Retarded Lily and 
Other Bulbs From 
Cold Storage 

The forcing of Cold-storage Lilies is not 
an experiment any more. Florists and private 
gardeners can testify as to the practicability 

Liliom Tigrinom 

of this method of producing Lilies out of season. The main point in their culture, however, is to be careful to keep the bulbs, when first 
potted, in a cool place, or cellar, so as to produce the greatest root-action before bringing to the light. 

Lilium speciosum so treated will flower in four to six months from time of potting up. Lilium giganleum, in about four months. 


Lilium longiflorum giganteum. The dark-stemmed 
variety. The only Longiflorum that willforce properly 
from cold storage. Doz. loo 

7- to 9-inch bulbs $2 00 $15 00 

8- to 10- " ‘ 2 50 20 00 

9- to II- “ “ 3 50 25 00 

Lilium speciosum album. Pure, glistening white; 
forces well from coUl storage, and is a grand com- 
panion for the varieties Melpomene and Rubrum. 

9- to ii-inch bulbs 3 50 25 00 

II- to 13- “ ‘‘ 5 00 35 00 

Lilium speciosum Melpomene. Rich crimson, the 

darkest variety of Speciosum. Doz. 100 

9- to ii-inch bulbs S2 50 $20 00 

1 1- to 13- “ “ 4 00 30 00 

Monsters 4 50 35 00 

Lilium speciosum rubrum. White ground, .suffused 
and spotted pink; a popular and handsome variety. 

9- to ii-inch bulbs 2 50 20 00 

II- to 13- “ “ 3 50 25 00 

Monsters 4 50 35 00 

For prices on the general collection of Lilies, see preceding pages 

COLD-STORAGE LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY PIPS (Ready for delivery every day in the year) 

We place only our “ Wedding Bell ” brand in cold storage. Successful forcing of this variety is assured. Cold-storage Lily-of-the- Val- 
ley pips will mature naturally in 20 to 25 days, with ordinary plant treatment, in adwellingor ordinarj’ greenhouse. $3 per too, S25 per 1,000. 

For Lily-of-the-Valley clumps, see page 129 


All water, whether it be a lake, stream, pond, or even a small pool, seems to hold a certain charm for everyone, and when this water 
is inhabited and beautified by acpiatic plantsand fish, it becomes fascinating. More especially is this the case when the plants are gorgeous, 
tender Nymphaeas and Nelumbiums, or the chaste and artistic hardy Water-Lilies; and when we consider the ease with which these plants 
can be grown, there is no reason why every natural lake, pond and .stream having the proper conditions, which are sunshine, still, warm 
water and plenty of rich soil, should not be so beautified. Where stagnant pools exist, it becomes a hygienic necessity to stock them with 
plants and fish, for, as in .the house aquarium, when properly balanced with plant- and animal-life, the water becomes, and will remain, 
pure and sweet, and in place of a mosquito- and malaria-breeding pool we have a healthful and delightful aquatic garden. Aquatics given 
the sa ne or similar conditions as those unrier which our native Water-Lilies are found will grow luxuriantly and flower profusely the entire 
season, and will eive more pleasure for the time and care expended in their cultivation than any other plants of which we know. The 
amount of flowers produced and space covered by a single specimen Nymphaea, even the rarer and more expensive varieties, become 
inexpensive, compared to the cost of the most ordinary bedding plants. 

We can supply a full collection of Water-Lilies and Water-Plants. List and prices upon application 

WATER-GARDENING, by Peter Bisset, tells all about the growing of Water-Lilies and Aquatics. Price $2.50, postpaid. 





The most gorgeous and beautiful of all bulbous plants. The original species, Amaryllis aulicum, A. equestre, A. psittacinum, A. Regina, 
were first introduced to gardens more than a century ago. Very many of these species were cultivated and flowered for the first time in 
Europe in the gardens of Liverpool merchants, whose ships brought them from the West Indian Islands and Brazil. The first recorded 
hybrid was raised by a Prescot clockmalcer named Johnson, and is still grown and bears his name, A. Johnsoni. Many beautiful varieties 
figure largely in the garden of literature of the first half of this century, but these, from a decorative and florist’s point of view, were all 
defective, having long, tubular flowers much shaded and marked green in the center, and with narrow petals; so that, having reached as 
near perfection as possible their culture declined, until the advent,.some twenty-five years ago, of two new species, Amaryllis Leopoldii 
and . pardina, from the valleys of the Peruvian Andes. These two varieties were so different from the existing sorts that observing growers 
hybridized them with the very finest of the old varieties, and it speedily became apparent that they would prove of great potency in the 
further improvement of these lovely plants. This hope has been fulfilled to a large extent, and varieties richer and more varied in color, 
of fine form, large size and vigorous growth, have been produced. 

Formerly, a good Amaryllis bore two or three flowers on the scape, now it produces four to six, and very often two scapes from the 
buib; the diameter of the flowers was 3 to 5 inches, now it is 6 to 8, and even 10 inches. We continue their most careful culture, which year 
by year adds new beauty and popularity to these already fine plants. The flowering season of the Amaryllis is during the months of 
February, March, April and May, although with a little forcing they may easily be had in flower in December and January; and we 
know of no more showy or effective flower for the decoration of the conservatory, during the six months mentioned. 

Their cultivation is simple. After flowering, they should be placed in a warm house, if this is available, or the warmest part of the 
greenhouse, and watered freely until the end of August, when water should be gradually withheld and the bulbs allowed to go to rest. By 
the beginning of October, the pots may be laid on their sides under the stage. If they are required to bloom in December or 
January, they should be placed in a temperature of 60° to 65° about the middle of November; but if not required so early they should be 
started about the middle of January, when a temperature of 50° to 55° will suit them well. They should be watered very sparingly at first. 
The best time to pot the bulbs is just before starting them, and a compost of two-thirds good loam, one-third leaf-mold, with a little sand, 
will suit them admirably. 

Owing to the increasing popularity of this better class of Amaryllis, we are encouraged to offer the following Gold Medal Collections, 
imported directly from the 


great raiser. Ker; all strong 
bulbs that will flower the 
first year. Not less than one 
collection sold. 


Apollo. Bright crimson, 
light star. 

Andromache. Violet-crim- 
son; extra fine. 
Amphion. Red, heavily 
v’eined with white. 
Demosthenes. Deep red, 
distinct green star. 
Imperial. Dark crimson 
self; very fine. 

Majestic. White, with red 
veins; fine form. 
Tantalus. Very deep red. 

very rich self-color. 
Spectabilis. Red petals 
tipped with white. 
Scarlet Perfection. Rich 

Model. Creamy white, 
striped and feathered red. 
Collection of above ten va- 
rieties for $85 


Andromeda. Light ground, 
veined red. 

Eclatante. Red. shaded 

Isis. White, with pale car- 
mine veins. 

Cupid. White ground, red 

Dluminator. Bright scar- 
let, light star. 

Sappho. Dark crimson self. 
Scarlet Gem. Brilliant 
self scarlet. 

Speciosa. Dark red, throat 
and tips of petals white. 
Progress. Red self, clear 
and bright; very attrac- 

Serapis. Bright red, white 
bands and veins; exceed- 
ingly beautiful. 

Collection of above ten va- 
rieties for $55 

Amaryllis, Gold Medal Hybrids 

Aphrodite. White, feath- 
ered and tinted red. 

Aurora. Light ground, 
heavily veined with red. 

Hespeiis. Large red, green- 
ish white star. 

Imperator. Deep crim- 
son, very rich color. 

Juvenal. Crimson, light 

Minerva. Light red ground 
with white veins and 

Orion. Crim.son ground, 
light stripes. 

Ruby Gem. Deepest 

Scepter. Purplish crim- 
son, light green star. 

Finette. White ground, 
a few red veins. 

Collection of above ten va- 
rieties for $45 


Bellona. Light ground, 
veined red and white. 

Chloris. Deep red, small 
green star. 

Claribel. Light ground, 

red veins. 

Crimson Gem. Dark 

Mars. Light red, broad 
white bands. 

Medusa. Scarlet, light 

star. Handsome and bril- 

Ruby. Maroon-crimson; 
very rich color. 

Daybreak. Pale rosy red, 
white bands and veins. 
Extremely effective. 

Titania. White ground, 
red veins. "Very brilliant 
and showy. 

Ceres. Dark red, light 
veins. A grand variety 
of superior merit. 
Collection of above ten 

varieties for $ 35 . For other 

Amaryllis see page 128 . 

116 Arthur T. Bodding ton. 3-42 West 14 th St.. New Vbrk. City 

Boddington^s Quality Large-Flowering 
Tuberous-Rooted Begonias 

The Rev. McGee Pratt, 
the well-known specialist 
and authority on sweet 
peas, and an enthusiastic 
amateur, suggests the fol- 
lowing simple cultural di- 
rections for the amateur 
who does not have green- 
house facilities. 

To Start Bulbs of 
Gloxinia and Tuber- 
ous-Rooted Begonias 

Place in a shallow box 
some sphagnum moss, 
about 2 inches deep. On 
this put your bulbs, then 
cover with more moss, un- 
til box is full. Keep moss 
damp, not wet, at about 
70 degrees. In a short 
time both roots and stems 
will sprout. Then care- 
fully plant in pots in rich, 
well-sifted light soil. Do 
not over-water at any 

Buadinirton ’8 Quality Single-flowered Begoma 

Duke Zeppelin and 

These two double hybrid 
Tuberous-roiited Begonias are 
both of unusual merit, and in 
color, when grown either as pot- 
plants or planted in partially 
shaded positions, are an intense 
scarlet, rivaling the Salvia splen- 
dens, and (lowering continually 
the whole summer. Both varie- 
ties are of the dwarf habit, reach- 
ing a height of only about lo to 
12 inches: very sturdy. They 
are continuous bloomers, send- 
ing up their numerous spikes of 
flowers well above the foliage 
from June till late fall, when 
frost overtakes them. 

Duke Zeppelin. Intense, pure 
vermilion-scarlet, iscts. each. 
Si . 50 per doz., S 12 per 100 . 
Lafayette. Rich brilliant crim- 
son-scarlet. 20 cts. each, f 2 per 
doz., S 15 per too. 


A beautiful bedding Begonia, 
producing a continuation of bril- 
liant vermilion single flowers of 
rare beauty. As a bedder it stands 
unrivaled. 15 cts. each, $ 1.25 per 
doz., Sio per 100 . 


A real jewel ; extremely florif- 
erous and, by its clear red-lead 
flowers, producing a marvelous 
effect in the sun when planted in 
groups. Also well adapted for 
pot culture. 15 cts. each, Si . 50 
per doz., S 12 per too. 


For planting in beds and where color effect is desired, our stock 
of these bulbs will be found true to color and free from mixture. 
Crimson Scarlet Pure White 

Rose Light Pink Canary-yellow 

Orange Salmon Copper 

Large bulbs measuring 1 inches and upward, senarate colors, j 
each 10 cts., doz. 76 cts., 100 $ 6 , 1,000 S46 
of the above colors. Large bulbs measuring \'A inches and up- 
ward, 5 cts. each, 60 cts. per doz., $4 per lOO. 


These can be depended upon for producing too per cent double 
(1 jwers, and contain very large and choice show varieties. 

Crimson Scarlet Pink 

Rose Pure White Orange 

Salmon Canary- Yellow Copper-Bronae 

Large bulbs measuring 1 14 inches and upward, separate colors, 
each 16 cts., doz. SI. 60, 100 $12 
of the above colors. Large bulbs, measuring li4 inches and up- 
ward, 12 cts. each, SI. 26 per dos., $10 per 100. 

Surpasse Davisii 

Numerous flowers of a deep red, borne freely on straight stems; 
the plant has the appearance of bronze; very effective; certainly 
one of the most beautiful varieties among the free-flowering Begonias. 
15 cts. each. Si . 50 per doz., $12 per 100 . 

Crested Tuberous-Rooted Begonias 

These are a remarkable strain of Begonias, ranging in all colors — 
salmon, pink, white, yellow, copper and scarlet; the size of the flow- 
ers is equal to the large singles, with the difference that the petals 
are of great substance and carry on the upper side a crested-formed 
cockscomb, making the flowers specially attractive. Prices, separate 
colors or mixed, 20 cts. each, $2 per doz., $16 per 100 . 

Frilled Tuberous-Rooted Begonias 

Single Frilled Tuberous-rooted varieties comprise all the colors 
possible in the Tuberous Begonia. They are of the finest types of 
the single Begonia, the petals being heavily frilled on the edges. All 
colors from the deepest crimson to the purest white, mixed. Large 
I bulbs, 16 cts. each, $1.26 per doz., $10 per 100; colors separate, 
I 20 cts. each, $1.60 per doz., $12 per 100. 





Canna roots, or tubers, more properly sf>eaking. on arrival should be placed in shallow boxes, and started in sphagnum, or our pre- 
pared fiber, thoroughly watered and allowed to remain until they have grown 6 to 9 inches high, then place in pots, or the open ground, if 
danger of frost is past. Late in the season we can supply started plants from 3>^-inch pots, at a slightly advanced price. 

The following varieties are the cream p'VlJTTiT' | C' A A ^ Collection, one of each of Wie eight Exhi- 

of all G ann as in their respective colors 1 .fXvJ bitionCannas $3.50; three collections for $10 

GUSTAV GUMPPER. 3M to 4 feet. The finest yellow bedding 
Canna; the fine trusses always clean-looking; in habit of growth 
very uniform; color a rich golden yellow, a shade that has been 
missing heretofore 25 cts. each, 52 per doz., 5 iS per 100. 

KING HUMBERT. 5 feet. Its flowers, which, under ordinary culti- 
vation. measure 6 inches in diameter, are produced in heavy trusses 
of gigantic size, are of a brilliant orange-scarlet, with bright red 
markings, while the foliage is broad and massive and of a rich 
coppery bronze, with brownish green markings. 15 cts. each, $1.23 
per doz., 57.50 per 100. 

ROSEA GIGANTEA. 3K feet. Single petals are 2K inches 
across; color a deep, rich rose, almost a coral-carmine. 15 cts. 
each. 5 i -50 per doz., 5io per 100. 

PANAMA. 3 feet. The color of this splendid Canna is unusual, 
being an attractive rich orange-red, with a well-defined edge of 
bright golden yellow. The flowers are very large, the petals being 
almost round and as broad as they are long. Strong plants from 
3-in. pots. Ready May i. Si. 25 each, S12 per doz. 

FIREBIRD. This is by all means one of the best red-flowered, green- 
leaved Cannas today. The flowers are borne in immense trusses, 
on strong stalks well above the leaves. They are of splendid form, 
round and shapely. The petals measure 2^ inches and over across, 
and the color is a clear glistening scarlet without any streaks, 
spots or blotches. We have seen and tested many varieties during 
the ten years we have devoted to their culture, and have never 
seen one that can approach it. Our stock is limited. Order early. 
Strong. 3-inch pot plants. May i, 51.25 each, 5i2 per doz. 

METEOR. (Wintzer’s.) 5 feet. The solid mass of deep dazzling 
crimson bloom produced is spectacular. Undoubtedly our best red. 
and one that will always be in the front rank when a brilliant 
crimson is desired. 25 cts. each, 52 per doz., 5x5 per 100. 

MRS. ALFRED F. CONARD. 4 feet. This has become the most 
popular pink Canna ever introduced. Its exquisite salmon-pink 
flowers are of largest size, so freely produced as to keep a superb 
showing for months. 25 cts. each, 5i.SO per doz., 5io per 100. 

MONT BLANC. 3^ feet high. In color it is almost a pure white. 
10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., 55 per 100. 

Red-flowering, Green Foliage 

Yellow Shades 

GLADIATOR. 4 feet. Bright yellow thickly 
spotted crimson; blooms profusely. 10 cts., 
each, 75 cts.per doz.. 55 per 100. 

Canary-yellow, with exceptionally 
large flowers; green foliage. locts. 
each, 75c. per doz., 55 per 100. 
EVOLUTION. 5 feet. Rich golden, 
yellow center blush-pink; bronze 
foliage. 10 cts. each. Si per doz., 
S7.50 per 100. 



ft. Flowers of large 
size, with well-rounded 
petals of good substance; 
color bright vermilion- 
scarlet dotted with. crimson 
spots; foliage bronze. 10 
cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., 
$5 per 100. 

BRANDYWINE. 4 feet. 
Bronze-leaved. Color is in- 
tense vinous red, beauti- 
fully mottled with deep 
crimson; two or three petals 
are sometimes narrowly 
edged with bright gold. 
10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., 

5s per 100. 

PRES. MEYER. 4 feet. A glori- 
ous Canna; color rich cherry- 
carmine, producing a gorgeous 
effect; bronzy foliage. 15 cts. 
each. Si. 25 per doz., 57.50 
per 100. 


feet. A gorgeous bronze-leaved 
variety. The flowers are of a bright crimson- 
scarlet, often measuring 5 inches across, of re- 
markable substance. 15 cts. each, 51.50 per doz., 
5 io per 100. 

DR. BUDINGEN. 4 feet. One of the most brilliant 
scarlets, both the individual flowers and the trusses 
being of large size; bronze foliage. 15 cts. each, 
51.25 per doz., 57.50 per 100. 

WYOMING. 7 feet. Might be called King of the 
Giants. Massive orange-colored blossoms, true orchid- 
shape, with large, rounded petals. 10 cts. each, 
75 cts. per doz., 5 s per 100. 

EXPRESS. The Geranium Canna. 2 to 2^4 feet. 
Color scarlet-crimson; the clusters are large and 
compact; foliage green. Dwarf habit; fine 
for edging or bedding. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. 
per doz., S5 per 100. 


Rich scarlet-crimson; of large 
size. 10 cts. each. 75 cts. per 
doz., 55 per 100. 


Scarlet, suffused with orange, 
base and edge of flower marbled 
with golden yellow. 10 cts. 
each, 75 cts. per doz., $5 per 100. 


L. PATRIE. 4^ feet. Flow- 
ers of a delicate rosy pink. 
10 cts. each, 5 i per doz., 
57.50 per 100. 

Gold-Edged Cannas 

MAD. CROZY. 5^ feet. 

Vermilion with gold bor- 
der. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. 
per doz., 55 per 100. 

feet. Crimson with gold 
band. 10 cts.' each, 75 cts. 
per doz., 55 per 100. 

DUKE OF YORK. 5 feet. 

Largest and most magnifi- 
cent of the variegated 
Cannas. Bears great bun- 
ches of immense flowers; 
color a beautiful, rich, deep 
crimson, with a throat 

of curiously mottled creamy white, and each petal 
exquisitely edged with an irregular border of fine 
gold. 15 cts. each, 51.25 per doz., 57.50 per 100. Panama 

GLADIOFLORA. 3}^ feet. Remarkable for the un- Canna 
usual shape of the flowers, which look like large 
gladioli. Petals are not long, but short and rounded, and so wide that 
they overlap each other, thus giving a very attractive appearance to 
the flowers; color is crimson, changing to carmine-rose, with an un- 
even edge of gold to each petal. loc. each, 75c. per doz., 5s per 100. 

PREMIER. 2K feet. Brilliant, deep crimson-red, bordered yellow. 
10 cts. each, 5 i per doz., 57.50 per 100. 

VENUS. 4^ feet. The color is a gay rosy pink, with a mottled 
border of creamy yellow. It blooms splendidly, with heads erect 
and flowers bright. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., I5 per 100. 

118 Arthur T. Boddington, 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 



This plant, in the past few years, has been very much in demand. There are. perhaps, very few plants that are easier of culture and 
have such a variety of color in their foliage. Well-grown plants are simply wonderful in the colorings and markings of the leaves, embra- 
cing every degree and shatle that can be found of pure white, deep green and intense crimson. As pot-plants they form sprecimens ol 
great beauty, and are e.xceedingly useful to the decorator and the grower of decorative plants, lending striking effect to any collection of 
foliage plants. They are also of great value for bedding purposes, succeeding well in partially shaded locations. 

Fancy-leaved Caladiums are easily cultivated. They require a stove treatment where a night temperature ranges from 6 o to 70 degrees, 
and a moist atmosphere. The bulbs should be potted in early spring, in a mixture of fibrous loam, peat and leaf-mold, with plenty of 
sharp sand. Water should be sparingly given until they are rooted and well started into growth. They should be kept near the glass, and 
shaded only during very bright sunshine. During the winter the bulbs should be kept in a dry place where the temperature does not sink 
below 60 degrees. 

We ofler an English and Brazilian collection ot new and very rare Fancy-leaved Caladiums of the handsomest, trans- 
parent-leaved kinds, consisting of the brightest colors and most vivid markings, nearly all of them being entirely new to this countr>’, and 
were selected from over too varieties. 

Ur>- Caladium tubers or bulbs should be kept in dry sand in a temperature of 60 to 65 degrees — a too high or too low tempterature 
causes dry rot — and should never be allowed to fall below 50 degrees. 



* I 


(Elephant's Ear) 

Bulbs. 6 to 8 in. in circum 

So 10 

$0 75 


$S 00 

Bulbs. 8 to 10 in. in circum 


I 00 



Bulbs. 10 to 12 in. in circum .. . . 


2 00 



Monster bulbs, 12 in. and upward 
in circum 









The Most Interesting Caladiums 
Offered This Year 

35 cts. each, $3.50 per doz., $25 per 
100. Collection of 12 varieties, $3.75 

CALADIUMS. We can also offer a very 
extra-selected list containing 12 Named 
English Gold Medal varieties. 75 cts. 
each, $7.50 per doz. Collection of 12 
varieties for $7.50 



The Most Beautiful Caladiums 
Offered This Year 

40 cts. each, $4 per doz., $30 per 100. 
Collection of 12 varieties, $4.25 

Little Red Riding Hood. New. 
Vivid red center, narrow green 

Mrs. F. Sander. Large leaf, green, 
with large, transparent pink spxits. 

Silver Queen. Pure white, with 
silvery gloss. 

Frances M. Laughlin. Transpa- 
rent rosy red center, metallic yel- 
lowish zone, green border; new 
and fine. 

Mrs. Jessie M. Thayer. New. 
Velvety red ribs and veins, inter- 
spaces green, spieckled white, 
always changing. 

Alfred Marne. I'elvety red center 
and ribs; many pink spiots on a 
bronzy green ground. 

Emerald. Crinkled leaf; vi\-id red. 
spotted deep red; narrow green 

Blanche Wise. New. 
white center, green border with 
numerous blood-red spots. 
Adolph Jaenicke. Deep red cen- 
ter on a creamy white ground; many fine, 
white spots; very refined. 

George Huster. Red center, creamy white 
border, a few large, moss-green sp>ots. 

L’Automne. Creamy white, with bluish 
transparent spots. 

Fascination. Salmon-red center, deep red 
ribs, green border. 

Pianco. Marbled creamy white, 
light green and moss-green. 

Crystal. Wliite. 

Crumarim. I-ight green, with 
large, transparent white spots. 

Van Marjolin Scheffer. Bronzy 
deep green, red ribs and white 

Hastatum. Long, narrow, glau- 
cous green leaf, with white spots. 

Picturatum. Long, narrow leaf, 
vivid red center. 

Elsa. Pink, with green ribs and 
veins and many vivid, large red 

Sapopamba. Green, with white 
spots; some pink, with black ribs 
and stems. 

Araras. Pink, with transparent, 
green ribs and veins. 

Faceiro. New. Marbled yellowish 
green and transparent pink, with 
a few mos.s-green spots; marvel- 
ously beautiful. 

Velleda. Glossy green, with Icuge white spots. 

Couinbra. \'ivid red ribs, bordered pure white, 
large green leaf, veined wuite. 

CALADIUM Argyrites 

rhis is a variety seldom seen in most collec- 
tions. although one of the most elegant of the 
genus. Ground-color light green, center and 
margins white, with many irregular white 
blotches. Exceedingly useful for table deco- 
rations, for edging benches in the "stove” or 
greenhouse. 50 cts. each, $ 4.50 per doz., $35 
per 1 00 . 

Hardy Bulbs for School-Children and School-Gardens 

We make a specialty of bulbs for the above by the 100, 1,000 or in special collections. Write 
to us for particulars. Also see Seeds for School-Children and School-Gardens page 8, this Catalogue. 




Peony-Flowered. Dahlias (The Aristocrats of the Dahlias) 

The Peony-flowered Dahlias comprise a new type of this grand decorative plant, and have created a sensation in Europe wherever 
shown. They have also received some of the highest honors ever accorded to novelties. Blooms grow erect on tall stems, are of immense 
size, measuring 6 to 8 inches across, and of distinct and remarkable coloriiig. They are grand for cutting and all decorative purposes, and 
last well in water. We were the first to catalogue the Peony-flowered Dahlia in America. 


Chatenav (i9i4-) Color similar to the well-known Chatenay rose; blooms held erect on good, stiff stems. First-class Certificate. 
: — Amsterdam, 1913. S7.50 each. 

Duchess of Brunswick. (1914-) Bright red; blooms 8 to 9 inches across, the outside of the florets being apricot. First-class 

Certificate, Amsterdam and Haarlem, 1913. First-class Certificate, National Dahlia Society, and Award 

of Merit, R. H. S., London, September, 1913. $10 each. 

I Mrs J C. Vauahan. (I9I4-) Lovely bright and clear yellow flowers, 8 inches across, with incurved, irregular florets of the Cactus 

1 • - 2 1 type; very attractive; good substance and strong stems. First-class Certificate, Amsterdam apd Haarlem, 

I 1913. First-class Certificate, National Dahlia Society, and Award of Merit, R. H. S., London, September, 1913. $10 each.. - 



Collection, one of each, $25, by express or parcel post, prepaid 


ALICE. Brilliant carmine, shaded lake. 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 
AMERICA. Apricot-orange. $3 each, S30 per doz. 

AVALANCHE. Pure white; the best in this class. $3 each, $30 per doz. 
BETTY. Lovely deep pink, a charming color. 25c. each, $2.50 per doz. 
C.£SAR. Canary-yellow, well-formed flowers, borne on long stems, 
so cts. each, $5 per doz. 

CECILIA. Creamy white; very large flower. 50 cts. each, $$ per doz. 
COCHINEAL. Cochineal-red, shaded fawn; extremely long stems. 
25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 

DR. PEARY. Dark, velvety mahogany, unique color, the darkest of 
this section. 50 cts. each, $$ per doz. 

ELECTRA. Bluish mauve; grows very erect above the foliage; free- 
flowering. $1 each, Sio per doz. 

ENGINEER. Bright lake, suffused yellow. 25c. ea., $2.50 per doz. 
FRAULEIN BUDDE. Soft pink; free-flowering. $1 each, 

$10 per doz. 

H. J. LOVINK. White, shaded lilac; very robust grower, 
bringing its flowers erect above the foliage. 50 cts. each, 

$5 per doz, 

HORTULANDS BUDDE. Glowing scarlet. 75 cts. each, 

$7.50 per doz. 

LOVELINESS. Pale lilac, shaded white. $i each, f 10 per doz. 
MATADOR. Terra-cotta, suffused lake. 25c. ea., S2.50 per doz. 
PAINTED LADY. Pale rose. $1 each, 5io per doz. 

PEMBROKE. Bright carmine, shaded white; an immense 
flower. 25 cts. each, I2.50 per doz. 

PICADOR. Deep blush, shaded lilac. One of the most 
pleasing flowers we have ever seen. 25c. each, $2.50 per doz. 
SHERLOCK HOLMES. Lovely mauve; very large flower. 

75 cts. each, $7.50 per doz. 

THE DUCHESS. Beautiful lake, shaded crimson. 25 cts. 
each, $2.50 per doz. 

One each of the Novelty Collection of Peony-flowered 
Dahlias (1913), 20 varieties, for $13; two collections for $25, 
by express or parcel post, prepaid 

Type of Peony-flowered Dahlia 


All varieties 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz., $20 per 100. 

Andrew Carnegie. Salmon-pink, with bronze shadings; the form 
is unqiue, resembling a sunflower. 

Bertha von Suttner. Beautiful salmon-pink, shaded yellow; the 
flowers are of elegant form and carried erect. 

Big Chief. Of enormous size; rich crimson, margined maroon. A 
very strong, vigorous grower, with fern-like foliage. 

Dr. K. W. Van Gorkom. Magnificent, large blooms of white, softly 
shaded rose; very free-blooming. 

Duke Henry. Dark red, loose, semi-double flowers. 

Geisha. The most peculiar color in this class. Orange-red, with 
yellow center, paling off toward the ends of the petals. 

Germania. Wine-color with yellow markings; unique and distinct. 

H. Hornsveld. Enormous flowers of elegant form; soft salmon-pink. 

Hugo de Vries. Orange-and-brown flowers; dwarf variety. 

Collection, one of each of the above 18 Peony-flowered 

King Leopold. Yellow; flowers very large. 

King Edward. Large; purple-crimson. 

Konigin Emma. Very large; soft rosy lake. 

Konigin Wilhelmina. An enormously large, pure white flower; 
sometimes measuring 7 inches in diameter. 

La Riante. Pink; large flower. 

P. W. Janssen. Fine orange-yellow; good, long stems. 

Queen Alexandra. Sulphur-white; grand flower. 

Sensation. Vivid vermilion, heavily tipped snow-white. The bright, 
rich vermilion and the snow-white to the yellow center make a 
contrast very startling, yet pleasing, and the name was a result of 
the comments on this most remarkable flower. It stands 5 feet or 
more in height. An early and extremely profuse bloomer. 

Sollatara. Beautiful form; scarlet-gold center. 

varieties, for $4; two collections for $7.50, by express or parcel post, prepaid 


Arthur T. Boddington . 3-42 West 14th St., New Vbrk City 


Dahlia, Souv. de Gustave Doazon 

GOLDEN WEDDING. Probably the largest Dahlia in existence, being fully 
twice as large as Yellow Le Colosse. On account of the gigantic size and the 
color, which is a deep, golden yellow, in contrast to the various shades gen- 
erally found in Dahlias, this was most appropriately named (iolden Wedding, 
being the same shade as the Golden Wedding chrysanthemum, and also fully as 
large, the flowers measuring 6 to 8 inches in diameter, petals reflexing almost to the stem, with a full center. 35 cts. each. $3.50 per doz. 

MRS. J. GARDNER CASSATT. The flowers are of an immense size, often 6^ inches in diameter, and 3 to 4 inches through, and always 
full to the center. The color is a deep rose-pink, the reflex of the petals being the same color as the face, or a shade darker, in contrast 
to so many varieties that have a pale reflex color. 25 cts. each. $2.50 per doz. 

CL'BAN GIANT. V'ery large; dark, rich maroon. 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 

FIREBURST. Intense scarlet, slightly shaded orange, the flowers measuring 8 inches and over. Height. 3M feet. 50 cts. each, $5 per doz. 

GIGANTEA. Color a soft sulphur-yellow; distinct and attractive. 35 cts. each, 53.50 per doz. 

MRS. ROOSEVELT. The color is a delicate shade of soft pink; flowers are perfectly double and very large, measuring 6 to 8 inches in 
diameter. 35 cts. each, S3. 50 per doz. 


Ten Unique Varieties 

ALICE ROOSEVELT. Mauve-shaded. 50 cts. each. $5 per doz. 

BERCH VAN HEEMSTEDE. ( 1914.) I’ure yellow; free-flowering. $2 each, 
520 per doz. 

GREAT BRITAIN. Clear mauve; largest of all. First-class 
Certificate, Amsterdam and Haarlem. 53 each, $30 per doz. 
HORTULANUS FIET. Salmon, yellow center; very large 
flowers. First-class Certificate, Amsterdam. Award of 
Merit. Haarlem. 5 i each. 5 io per doz. 

HORTULANUS WITTE. Pure white. 50c. ca., $5 per doz. 
LEO XIII. Deep yellow; remarkable form; very attractive. 
52.50 each. S25 per doz. 

MRS. FLEERS. Rosy red. 25 cts. each. 52.50 |>er doz. 
PRINCESS JULIANA. Pure white; free-flowering; the best 
white for cutting. 25 cts. each, 52.50 per doz. 

SOUV. DE GUSTAVE DOAZON. The most sensational 
Dahlia of the season; a Decorative variety of mammoth 
proportions, which, under ordinary cultivation, will pro- 
duce flowers 6 inches across, and can be grown to measure 
fully 9 inches. Remarkably profuse and pure scarlet in 
color (see illustration). 25 cts. each, S2.50 per doz.. 520 per too. 
ZEPPELIN. A grand lilac variety. Award of Merit. Amsterdam. 
5 i each, 5 io per doz. 

Collection of one of each of the above ten Decorative Dahlias for 
$10.50; two collections for $20, by express or parcel post, prepaid. 

MME. VAN DEN DAEL. A charming soft rose with deeper markings, shading to white in the center. 25 cts. each. 52.50 |>er doz. 
RIESE VON STUTTGART. A seedling of Souvenir de Gustave Doazon, which it exceeds in size, frequently measuring 8 inches and 
over; color bright blood-red. 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 

Collection of the above eight varieties for $2.50; two collections for $4.50, by express or parcel post, prepaid 


All varieties, 25 cts. 

Catherine Duer. The Dahlia of Newport. For effect in artificial 
light after being cut, there is hardly another variety which has 
more brilliancy; a giant flower borne on erect stems; its deep. rich, 
glowing red is most effective. 

Cliflord W. Bruton. A grand, free-flowering yellow. F'or many 
years this has been considered the finest of the yellow Decorative 
Dahlias. The flowers are carried on long, strong stems and are 
especially fine for cutting. 

Delice. The finest pink Decorative Dahlia; color a soft, delicate 
pink. The flowers are carried erect on straight stems, often 18 
inches in length. Grows 3 feet high. 

Flora. One of the best whites. The pure, glistening white is not 
disturl>ed by the least suggestion of green; the flowers are always 
perfect, on extreme y long, erect stems, and literally cover the 5- 
foot plant over its entire surface. 

Kaiserin Augusta Victoria. Grows about 30 inches high and does 
not require support of any kind. The immense, perfectly pure white 
flowers are borne in great profusion on most erect, stout stems, 
fully 18 inches long, all above foliage. For cut-flowers it is one of 
the finest sorts. 

each, $2.50 per doz 

Jack Rose. It is rightly named Jack Rose, as the color is identical 
— a beautiful dark crimson — with the bloom of that rose. Blooms 
brought to our office, after being carrier! around for three days, 
were exhibited at the Morris County Gardeners' and F'lorists' 
Society's Chrysanthemum Exhibition, and awarded a Certificate 
of Merit. 

Jeannie Charmet. The flowers measure 8 inches across and arc 
borne on stiff, wiry stems, often 18 inches long. The exquisite 
flowers are pink at the edges, pure white toward the center and 
light yellow at the margins. 

Mme. A. Lumiere. Pure white with violet-red points, a fine con- 
trast of colors; very distinct. 4 feet. 

Nymphsea. Clear shrimp-pink, shading darker. The most deli- 
cately beautiful Dahlia. 

Perle de Lyon. The most valuable white Decorative Dahlia yet 
introduced; |X‘rfect in form, pure in color, and produced on long, 
stiff stems, and very free-flowering. 

Wm. Agnew. Intense, glistening scarlet-crimson. 

Yellow Colosse. The best exhibition yellow now in existence. Flow- 
ers come very perfect, on good, long stems. 

Collection, one each of the above twelve varieties for $2.50; two collections for $3.76, by express or parcel post, prepaid 






We offer the following six varieties, with every confidence that they will give satisfaction and become standards, wherever they are 
grown, and add greatly to the number of sterling varieties. 

Prices for green plants in the spring of 1914, $1 each; set of six, $ 6 , by express or parcel post, prepaid 

SrKirtf A medium-sized flower of perfect form, 
^ vjv-iimiciu. narrow florets being partially whorled 
and very incurved. The color is beautiful — yellow in center deepen- 
ing to apricot. First-class Certificate. National Dahlia Society. 
John Ridina. exhibition this is one of our finest intro- 

^ ductions; of exceptional size, perfect form, 

great depth, and deep rich crimson. First-class Certificate. National 
Dahlia Society, and Award of Merit. Royal Horticultural Society. 

Mrs. Henry Randle. ^ model Dahlia. The blooms are of 
I medium size and prettily incurved; 

pale cream, changing to rose. First-class Certificate. National Dahlia 
Society, and Award of Merit, Royal Horticultural Society. 

Nantwich. jBlooms slightly incurved, the florets unusually bold 

in texture. Color light bronzy orange, somewhat 

deeper in center. First-class Certificate, National Dahlia Society, 
and Award of Merit, Royal Horticultural Society. 

Peaasus. Grand color — white at to pink at tips, thickly 

^ ' - striped and speckled with vermilion. Flowers of good 

Cactus form, produced early in the season, on long stems. First-class 
Certificate, National Dahlia Society, and Award of Merit, Royal 
Horticultural Society. 

Scorpion. blooms are of medium size, almost globular, and 

^ clear light yellow in color, with florets so incurved 

and interlaced as almost to meet in the center. 


All varieties 60 cts. 

CORONET. A beautiful flower — bright, deep orange, but near the 
base lightens to yellow. 

EMPRESS. A huge flower; a striking shade of purplish crimson, 
base of florets white; very free-flowering. 

FREDERICK WENHAN. One of the largest Cactus yet raised; 
very stiff stems; color a warm fawn-pink with soft salmon center. 

GOLDEN PLOVER. Extra early ; golden yellow; very robust habit. 

GOLDEN WAVE. Rich, deep pure yellow. A Dahlia that has 
come to stay, and one likely to supersede all existing yellows. 

MISS HILLS. A combination of reddish bronze, overlaying yellow, 
tips of petals tinted peach; free-flowering. 

MISS STREDWICK. The finest Cactus introduced. Beautiful 
tint of deep pink, the opening flower shows a yellow tint. 

Collection, one each of the above 12 varieties for $5.50; 


each, $5 per doz. 

MRS. STEPHENS. Color is decidedly unique, being a pale primrose, 
reminding one of the Sweet Pea, “Clara Curtis,” but a clearer tint. 
It flowers early and remains in form throughout the season. 

OLYMPIC. A grand flower of deep, rich crimson, and massive 
proportions, being exceptionally incurved. For exhibition this 
will prove a valuable addition. 

RICHARD BOX. Clear light yellow, totally distinct from “Golden 
Wave,” the form being perfectly incurved. 

TURTLE DOVE. A prettily colored Cactus, the lower portion of 
the petal being scarlet, changing to white midway up the petal; 
incurved flowers of fair size. The best bicolor Cactus yet raised. 

URANUS. A fancy Cactus, the ground-color being white, thickly 
speckled and striped with vermilion-scarlet. 

VO collections for $10, by express or parcel post, prepaid 


All varieties, 25 cts. each, $ 2.50 per doz. 

C. E. Wilkins. Large flower; pale sulphur-yellow, gradually passing 
to salmon-pink. 

Faunus. Soft yellowish buff, shaded red and tipped salmon. 

Goldcrest. The center is pure yellow, forming a disc, the upper 
half of the floret being bright scarlet. 

Golden Eagle. Even in an unusually good set of novelties, this 
variety stands out as a flower possessing extra merit. Color 
bright yellow, with suffusions of rose and fawn. 

Glory of Wilts. We have not the least hesitation in describing this 
as the very best yellow Dahlia yet raised. 

H. L. Brousson. First-class flower, with the narrowest possible 
florets of great length. White center, changing to rich rose. 

Indomitable. The florets are of the narrowest, exceedingly long; 
mauve-lilac, the tips of the florets being of lighter coloring. 

Irresistible. A variety which boasts this name should be of great 
size and possess other good points. “Irresistible” can claim all. 
Yellow, suffused with rose. 

Johannesburg. A monster. The color is bright gold, which in 
sunlight has a glittering, golden sheen. 

Mrs. Macmillan. One of the loveliest; white in center, deepening 
to a beautiful pink at tips. 

Mrs. Walter Baxter. This is a grand variety. Deep, rich crimson, 
shaded magenta. 

New York. The term massive is not too strong to describe the appear- 
ance of this variety. It is a seedling of C. E. Wilkins. Orange- 
yellow, shading off to bronzy salmon. 

Rev. Arthur Bridge. The coloring is a bright clear yellow, heavily- 
tipped and suffused with bright rose-pink. 

Rev. T. W. Jamieson. The central ymunger and unopened petals 
are yellow, but this quickly changes to lilac-rose. 

Snowstorm. A large, bold, white flower of fine form; incurved. 

Sweetbrier. Everyone who saw Sweetbrier at the exhibitions was 
charmed with its exquisite pink coloring and splendid stem, and 
unanimously voted it first place in the garden Cactus section. 

T. A. Havemeyer. Clear yellow at base, deepening to bronze. 

Wm. Marshall. A first-class exhibition Dahlia. Rich orange, with 
bright y-ellow in the center. 

Collection, one each of the above 18 varieties for $4; two collections 
$7.60, by express or parcel post, prepaid 

Types of Cactus Dahlias 


Arthur T. Bodding ton / 342 West 14 th St., New Vork City 

Type of Show Dahlia 


All varieties 25 cts. each, $ 2.60 per doz., $20 per 100 

A. D. Livoni. Soft pink. 

Dorothy Peacock. The flowers are of large size and exquisite 
form, while the color is that beautiful, clear, live pink which apfieals 
to everyone. 

Frank Smith. Deep maroon, white tips. 

Mrs. Gladstone. Delicate shell-pink. 

Gold Medal. Bright canary-yellow, regularly marked with fine 
stripes and splashes of deep red. 

Grand Duke Alexis. A popular Dphlia. Color white, tinged soft 
lavender near the edges. 

Queen Victoria. Clear, pure canary-yellow. 

Red Hussar. Pure cardinal-red; a perfect form. 

Storm King. Flowers are snow-white; extremely early and a free- 
bloomer. producing its flowers on long stems. 

Susan. A delicate shell-pink; its remarkable free-flowering quality 
is not excelled by any other Dahlia of this type. 

White Swan. Large; pure white; very strong and vigorous grower, 
producing the flowers on long stems. A fine flower. 

Wm. Pierce. A delicate tint of shell-pink; a vigorous grower, pro- 
ducing flowers freely on long, rigid stems. 

Collection of above 12 varieties for $ 2 . 76 ; 2 collections for $ 5 , by 
express or parcel post, prepaid 


Catherine. Finest pure yellow. 
Crimson Beauty. Bright glis- 
tening crimson; long stems. 
Hedwig Polig. \'ery distinct. 

shades of red. tipped white. 
Klein Domitea. Orange-bufT ; 

always in flower. 

Little Herman. Deep red. 
tipped white. 

Beauty. 5 k)ft silvery 
pink, closely quilled petals. 
MoUie. Buff, shaded amber. 
Raphael. Dark maroon. 
Snowclad. The finest white 
I’ompon to date. 

Sunshine. Richest vermilion- 
scarlet; splendid little flower. 

$2, by express 

Collection of above 10 varieties of Pompon Dahlias, 
or parcel post, prepaid 

All varieties 25 cts. each, $ 2.50 per doz. 




Poppy Century. 

In richness of coloring and size it is equaled 
only by those giant rich poppies which it 

Our illustration shows the character of this gigantic new type of 
Dahlia. The flowers measure from 4 to 6 inches in diameter, borne 
on stems 2 to 3 feet iii length 

resembles so much as to suggest the name. It is the most 
brilliantly rich of any Dahlia, as the bright, live, garnet- 
color is so livened by the wonderful satiny sheen that the 
flowers fairly glow in the sunlight like burning coals. The 
center is dark maroon instead of yellow, 
as in other varieties. .A distinctly 
valuable acquisition. 35 cts. ca<^, 

$3.50 per doz. 5 ' 

GOLDEN CENTtTRY. \'ery*' lafge; 
deep golden yellow, suffused with 
amber. F'lowers 6 to 7 inches in diam- 
eter. 25 cts. each. $2.50 per doz. 

penciled and spotted carmine-crim- 
son. 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz 

pink, shading to crim.son. with 
a pure white disc around the 
yellow center. 25 cts. each. 

$2.50 p>er doz. 

SPANISH CENTURY. The flowers are 
pure yellow, penciled deep red. 2^ cts. 
each. $2.50 per doz. ’ 

Intense, dazzling 
on large stems. 

Fringed 20th Century. 


scarlet. Flowers borne 
40 cts. each, $4 per doz. 

CARDINAL. Rich red; 

One of the most brilliant of single Dahlias. 
20 cts. each. $2 per doz. 



Similar to the 20th Century; 
with more carmine and less 
crimson-purple than found in the latter; hence it holds its color 
throughout the season. 20c. ea., $2 per doz. 
Gladys. largest size; it is distinct from 

— - all other Century Dahlias, as it 

has a broad band of brilliant rosy crimson 
through the center of the outer two-thirds ol 
the petal, a brilliant rosy pink band on either 
side, and a snow-white disc with yellow halo 
around the golden yellow center. 25 cts. each. 
$2. 50 per doz. 

Maroon Cen- 


Rich maroon. shaded 

^ plum. 35 cts. each. $3.50 

per doz. 

Rose-Pink Century. Of*"'- 

^ mense 

size, perfect form and a great substance. 
25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 

ers are 6 to 7 inches in diameter; snow- 
white. 3S cts. each. $3.50 per doz. 
20 th CENTURY. Intense rosy crim- 
son, with white tips and white disc 
around the yellow center. As the sea- 
son advances, the flower grows lighter 
until it becomes a beautiful pure pink. 
IS cts. each, $1.50 per doz. 

Collections of 7 varieties of Novelty Cen- 
tury Dahlias for $ 1 . 50 ; 2 collections for 
$ 2 . 60 , by express or parcel post, postpaid. 

Type of Century Single Dahlia 

Collection of the above 6 varieties Cen- 
tury Single Dahlias for $ 1 . 60 , by express 
or parcel post, prepaid. 



As a cutrflower the Gladiolus is more accommodating to circumstances than are most others. If required at an earlier date than that 
on which the flowers would naturally open, they may be cut and the stems inserted in water, and placed in a warm temperature, to which 
response is speedily manifest; or, if too early, they may be retarded, and will keep fresh for several days in a cool room or cellar. For 
conveying distances, they are unsurpassable for the length of time they will remain without moisture in a close-fitting box uninjured, and 
when placed in water on arrival at their destination, they quickly revive, and the unopened blooms commence to expand nearly as well as 
though they had roots and corm beneath them. 

Novelty Gladioli, Including Europa, Peace and War 

Piii-ona. O''® finest white 

- * — ’ Gladioli, and the individual 

flowers are the purest in snowy white- 
ness. 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz., 
520 per too. 

Peace. Flowers are large, of good 

form, correctly placed on a 

heavy, straight spike. Color beautiful 
white, with a pale lilac feathering on 
the inferior petals. 25 cts. each, $2 per 
doz.. Sis per 100. 

War. A fitting companion in color to 

Peace. Deep blood-red, shaded 

crimson-black. Si. 50 each, $15 per doz; 

AFTERGLOW. Flowers large; salmon- 
fawn, with violet center. Si each, 
Sio per doz. 

BLUE JAY. (True.) This variety has 
generally been confused with Baron 
Hulot, but it is much superior. Beau- 
tiful blue flowers on tall and vigorous- 
growing spike. “The true blue va- 
riety." Si. 25 each, $12 per doz. 

DAWN. (Tracy's.) The most beauti- 
ful shell-pink Gladiolus ever offered. 
A long, graceful spike of magnificently 
formed flowers, all open at one time. 
20 cts. each, $2 per doz., S15 per 100. 

EVOLUTION. Delicate rose, shaded 
darker. 40 cts. each, S4 per doz. 

INDEPENDENCE. A brilliant rose- 
pink, with richly marked throat. A 
long spike of wax-like flowers. One of 
the best for cut-flowers and for mass- 
ing because of its color and the lasting 
quality of the bloom. 5 cts. each, 50 
cts. per doz., S3 per 100. 

KUNDERI “GLORY,” The grand 
orchid -flowered Gladiolus. This 
type is distinctively new. Broad-ex- 
panded, wide-open flowers, paired by 
twos, face all in the same direction, and 
are carried on straight, stout stalks 
never less than 3 >4 feet in height. 
From four to eight flowers are open at 
one time; each petal is exquisitely ruf- 
fled and fluted at the edges, such as is 
noticeable only in orchids. The color 
is delicate cream-pink with a neat, at- 
tractive crimson stripe in the center of 
each lower petal. The shade of pink is 
unknown in any other Gladiolus. 
10 cts. each, $1 per doz., $7. 50 per 100. 


This splendid Dahlia was awarded a 
First-class Certificate of Merit by 
the Massachusetts Horticultural 
Society of Boston and by the American 
Gladiolus Society at Baltimore, 1911. 
This new variety is the result of 
crossing the best of the largest- 
flowered type and is now a type of its 
own. Its color is the most exquisite 
salmon-pink, with a very conspicuous 
blood-red blotch in the throat on the 
lower petals. 50 cts. each. Is per doz. 

Grand Novelty Gladiolus, Peace 

MAIZE. A valuable addition to the list 
of light-colored Gladioli. A soft, light 
corn-color, tinted rose, with slender 
tongue of fuchsia-red on lower petals. 
Its dainty coloring and especially long, 
graceful spikes make it most desirable. 
25 cts. each, 12.50 per doz., S15 per 100. 

NIAGARA. I n type the variety resem- 
bles America, but the flowers appear 
to be somewhat larger, measuring 
4F2 inches across. In color they are a 
delightful cream-shade with the two 
lower inside petals or segments blend- 
ing to canary-yellow. The throat is 
splashed with carmine, and the lower 
ends of the outside petals are also 
flushed with carmine. The stamens 
are purple and the stigmas pale car- 
mine, this little addition in the coloring 
relieving the creamy effect of the pet- 
als. The flower-spike is very erect and 
stout, and is wrapped with broad, dark 
green foliage. The variety is evidently 
destined to lead in the cream-colored 
varieties. 25 cts. each, S2.50 per doz., 
I20 per 100. 

PANAMA. A new seedling of America, 
which it resembles in every way except 
that it is a much deeper pink. A 
grand variety which evokes words of 
praise wherever exhibited. Spike very 
long with flowers large and well ar- 
ranged. Awarded First-class Certifi- 
cate by the Newport Horticultural 
Society, September 16, 1911. 50 cts. 

each. Is per doz., S40 per 100. 

REINE BLANCHE. Very strong 
grower, one bulb often producing two 
or three flower-stems; long spike; 
flowers of medium size. With the ex- 
ception of a very small purple streak 
at the bottom of the throat, the flower 
is of perfect white, turning to fleshy 
white toward the end of the flowering 
stage. It is decidedly one of the best 
white Gladioli. 25 cts. each, I2.50 
per doz., I20 per 100. 

of this novelty is its color — the purest 
white ever offered. The flowers, which 
are correctly placed, are large and well 
shaped; the filaments also are pure 
white. The very fact that the anthers 
and pollen of this variety are white 
places it in a class by itself. The 
spikes, well supported and large, aver- 
age 3 feet in height. Quite early. 
50 cts. each. Is P®r doz., S40 per 100. 

VIVID. Rich, velvety purple; flowers 
round and well placed; spike erect 
and of good constitution. 50 cts. each. 
Is per doz., I40 per 100. 

The Book of Gladiolus 

by Matthew Crawford and Dr. W. Van Fleet. 
A 120-page book, bound in cloth and fully 
illustrated. Price, postpaid, S1.25. 

Collection, one each of the above 16 varieties for $7 ; three collections (three of each) for $20, postpaid 


Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14 th St., New Vbrk City 


Gladioli are amoriK the easiest and most satisfactory bulbs to rtow. 
and beautify the large and small garden alike — their utility as a 
decorative flower, either cut or growing, is unquestioned. 

Gladioli can be grown in beds by themselves or planterl in the her- 
baceous border, or among the roses, peonies and shrubbery, where 
they will flower when other flowers arc out of bloom. 

The best time to plant is about the first of May. putting in 
the smallest bulbs first, and reserving the larger bulbs for 
later planting. .-X succession of bloom may be had from July 
to October by making plantings two weeks apart up to the 
end of June. 

To secure early blooms, the bulbs can be started in pots, or 
they can be retarded by late planting and cold storage. 

Bulbs can be planted as soon as danger of frost is past. A 
goo<l. deep, rich soil suits them best. They should be set 
about 4 inches deep and 6 inches apart each way. if beds arc 
required. When in full growth and coming into flower, they 
should Ire heavily mulched or watered with diluted cow- 
manure. If necessary, stake with light bamboo canes. 

ALASKA. A pure white variety having a strong constitution 
and producing a long spike of well-formed flowers. This 
variety was exhibited at the Convention of the S. A. F. and 
O. H.. at Philadelphia. 1907. under No. 

Certificate of Merit. 80 cts. each. 

18 per doz., $65 per too. 

ALINE. One of the finest pure white 
sorts ever introduced. The flower 
is pure white and very’ large, well- 
formed bell-shape on a strong spike. 

25c. each, $2.50 per doz., S20 per too. 

AMERICA. By far the most vigor- 
ous and easily grown Gladiolus 
known. This beautiful Gladiolus 
has produced as great a sensation 
as the now famous Princeps. The 
flowers, which are of immense size, 
are of the most exquisite, soft lav- 
ender-pink. very light, almost a 
tinted white. The color is the same 
as seen in the most exquisite Cat- 
tleya orchids. For cut use and 
bedding it is without a rival. 5 cts. 
each. $0 cts. per doz., $3.50 per too. 

BARCLAY. Fine, wide flower; soft 
rose with white throat; beautiful 
under artificial light. 50 cts. each, 

$S per doz.. S40 per too. 

CHARLEMAGI^. \'ery large, open 
flowers on massive spikes; color 
sunrise-red, flaked and marked 
darker. 60 cts. each. $6 per doz., 

$48 per too. 

ELDORADO. Deep cream-yellow, 
lower petals spotted with maroon 
and black. 15 cts. each. St. 25 per 
doz.. Jio per too. 

FIRE KING. Long, graceful spikes 
showing half a dozen immense 
blooms open at the same time. In- 
tense fire-scarlet, more brilliant 
than Brenchleyensis. Cardinal, 

Mrs. Francis King or any other va- 
riety; is perfectly grand; will Ije- 
come the leading cut-flower variety 
of its color. 30 cts. each, S3 per 
doz.. S24 per too. 

FLORENCE. Very large flower; 
bright lilac, large white center; 
splendid. 60 cts. each, $5.50 per 
doz., S40 per too. 


Rich bluish purple, marked with 
vivid crimson and lemon-yellow. 

20 cts. each. $2 per doz., S15 per too. 

GEORGE PAUL. Large flowers; 
deep crimson, slightly stained yel- 
low. spotted with purple, to cts. 
each, Ji per doz.. S8 per too. 

GIL BLAS. Early-flowering; dtvarf 
habit; flowers salmon-rose, with red 
blotch on straw-colored ground, 10 
cts. each. St per doz., 58 per too. Gladiolus, 

IMPERIAL PINK. A tall, rank grower with a spike 2 to 3 
feet in length; and a flower of the very largest size; light 
salmon-pink, penciled with a deepi-r shade. In both flower 
and spike this is one of the very largest and finest varieties 
in cultivation. 60 cts. each, 50 jx-r doz. 

JANE DIEULAFOY. Flowers creamy white, lower petals 
stained maroon. 20 cts. each. 51.75 per doz., Si4 [>er too. 
KONIGIN WILHELMINA. Extra-large flower; soft pink, 
with delicate red flakes. 6oc. ea., 5s p>er doz., 535 ^00. 

LA LUNA. Pale yellow, changing to nearly white when ex- 
panded; splendid. 60 cts. each, 56 per doz. 
MEADOWVALE. A very fine white, tinged in the throat 
with crimson, and lower petals slightly marked with faint 
pink. 15 cts. each. Si. 50 per doz., Si2 per 100. 

MRS. FRANCIS KING. Color of flower is a light scarlet 
of a pleasing shade which attracts attention at once. 5 cts. 
each. 50 cts. per doz., 54 per too. 

NEGERFURST. V’ery dark blood-black, with velvety blank 
spots, inflamed with white and flaked lilac-rose. A very odd. 
beautiful color; long, graceful spike. Best of the dark 
varieties. 75 cts. each, 57 per doz.. $56 per 100. 
NEZINSCOTT. Bright blood-scarlet, with deep, velvety 
tches and white mottlings in throat. 
10 cts. each. 5i per doz., 57.50 
per 100. 

PHILADELPHIA. Dark pink, ends 
of i>etals slightly suffused with 
white. 15 cts. each, 5 1.50 [xr doz.. 
Si 2 per 100. 

PRINCE OF INDIA. Color varies 
from light to deep, smoky gray, 
many of the petals being zoned ami 
banded, and freely penciled with 
dark slaty blue mottled with white. 
A most remarkable mixture of colors 
and a flower of great oddity and 
beauty. 60 cts. each, 55.50 per doz.. 
540 per 100. 

PRINCEPS. One of the finest Gla- 
dioli in cultivation. Color rich crim- 
son, with broad, white blotches 
across the lower petals. Flowers 
can be grown to nearly 8 inches in 
diameter under stimulating culture. 
IOC. ea.. 5i per doz.. 57.50 per 100. 
ROSY SPRAY. White, beautifully 
sprayed rose; large and fine; one 
of the very best. 15 cts. each, 51.25 
per doz.. 58 per 100. 

SAFRANO. Slightly fringed flow- 
ers of a delicate nankeen-yellow; 
center and stripes currant-red. 6oc. 
each. 56 per doz. 

SANS PAREIL. Perfect spike; very 
large flowers, from 4 to 5 inches, 
of a very bright orange-rose, slightly 
striped with vermilion, large white 
blotch. 51.50 each. 5 15 per doz. 
SCRIBE. Tinted white, freely striped 
carmine. 15 cts. each. 51.25 per 
doz.. 58 per 100. 

SILVER SHEEN. .X fine white va- 
riety the iK'tals of which have the 
appearance of being overlaid with a 
coat of glistening silver. \’ery fine 
and effective. 75c. ea., 56 per doz. 
SPOT. White, freely spotted and 
mottled rose. 15 cts. each. 51.25 per 
doz.. 57.50 per 100. 

TACONIC. Bright pink, flecked and 
striped with shades of same color, 
markings of lower petals deep crim- 
son, running into pale lemon-yellow. 
15c. ea.. 5 i .35 per doz., 5io per 100. 
VICTORY. Color delicate sulphur- 
yellow. lower petals shaded a 
deeper yellow. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. 
per doz.. 56 per 100. 

WILD ROSE. Has the lieautiful 
■'wild rose" tinge. X'ery bright rose 
or blush-tint, exceedingly delicate 
and pretty, 15 cts. each. 51.50 per 
America doz., 5i2 per 100. 











Boddington^s Quality 
Standard Named Gladioli 

Boddington’s Aero Collection ol Gladioli 

The Grand Giant Gladiolus, HOLLANDIA 

(The Pink Brenchleyensis) 

i lowers well arranged on a spike which attains a 
height of about 4 feet. Often as many as 30 blooms of 
a charming pink shade tinted yellow are open at one 
time. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., fc per 100. 

Deep, dark, rich crimson, with a very 
■ conspicuous, large, pure white center 

and throat. At once a most beautiful and attractive 
sort. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., $5 per too. 
Auausta. Pure white, with slight tint of lavender 
V on throat. The finest white Gladiolus in 

existence for the amateur, to cts. each, 60 cts. per doz., 
$4 per too. 

■ iL IS <x iJcn, uccp uiuc: ui <111 

indigo shade. One of the very few real blue Gladioli on 
the market, and a very valuable addition to the list of 
extra-fine sorts. lo cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., fs per too. 

Brenchleyensis. Vermilion-scarlet; one of the 

■ most showy, satisfactory and 
cheapest. 5 cts. each, 30 cts. per doz., $2 per 100. 

Canary-Bird. This, without doubt, is the best 

— ^ yellow variety next to Sulphur 

King. A pure canar3'-yelIow that is very pleasing and 
attractive. lo cts. each, $i per doz., $8 per too. 

Childsii Giant. Flowers of great substance and 

■ gigantic size, frequently 7 to 9 
inches across. Dark shades, 5 cts. each, 35 cts. per 
doz., $2. 50 per 100. Light shades, 5 cts. each, 50 cts. 
per doz., $3.50 per 100. 

Contrast. Flowers of great substance and a beau- 
■■ tiful, compact spike of perfect form. In- 

tense scarlet with a large, distinct, pure white center 
which is neither tinted nor mottled. One of the most 
striking and beautiful Gladioli ever introduced. 50 cts. 
each, $5 per doz. 

Groff’s New Hybrids. “The flowers are of 
■ ■ r great substance and 

gigantic ; every known color among Gladioli is repre- 
sented, and many shades never before seen, particu- 
larly blues, grays and purple-blacks; with beautifully 
mottled and spotted throats. Mixed colors, 5 cts. each, 

35 cts. per doz., $2 per too. 

I. S. Hendrickson. New. A beautiful and irreg- 
— — — ular mottling of white and 
bright deep pink ; in some the pink, and in others the 
white predominating. Flowers and spikes very large 
and fine. 10 cts. each, $i per doz., $8 per too. 

White, flaked rosy crimson ; under green- 
- house cultivation comes almost pure w’hite. 10 
cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., $5 per too. 

^telrose White, flaked pink, bright crimson cen- 

ter, very large and fine. 50 cts. each, $5 

per doz., $35 per too. 

Marie Lemoine. Large spike of fine, well-expanded flowers; 

; — •* upper d i vision of a pale cream-color, flushed 

salmon, the lower divisions spotted violet. 15 cts. each, $i per doz., 
$8 per 100. 

^Tad. Monneret Delicate rose. 5 cts. each, 50 cts. per doz., 
— - $4 per 100. 

MephistOpbeleS. Flowers dark red, stained with black and 

* * yellow. 20c.each,$i.75 perdoz.,$i3per 100. 

Octoroon. ^ beautiful salmon-pink; very distinct. 10 cts. each, 

■ — $i per doz., $8 per too. 

Shakespeare. White, suffused carmine-rose. A gigantic-grow- 
r ing Gladiolus. One of the best for forcing under 

glass. Extra-selected, first-size bulbs, 10 cts. each, $i per doz., $8 
per too. 

Sulphur King. Deep, pure yellow. One of the best of its 

* color. 25 cts. each, $2. 50 per doz., $15 per 100. 

^Villia^l Falconer. Spike of great length and flowers of 
■■ enormous size ; beautiful clear, light 

pink. 10 cts. each, $i per doz., $8 per too. 

Collection one each of the above 19 varieties for $3 

Boddington's Quality Mixtures of Gladioli 

Boddington’s Aero Mixture being the h^ighest types of 

“ this grand flower, and con- 
taining the finest named varieties in commerce, carefully selected 
and mixed in proportionate colors, to please the most critical. Our 
guarantee of quality is behind this exceptional offer, and to those 
who are lovers of this beautiful genus we commend it, feeling as- 
sured that it will please the most fastidious. $1 per doz., $7.60 per 
100, $60 per 1.000. 

Scarlet and Red. 40 cts. per doz., $2.50 per too. 

Striped and Variegated. 50 cts. per doz., $4 per too. 

American Hybrids. All colors mixed. 25 cts. per doz., $2 per too. 
Boddington’s White and Light. The finest mixture of light 
shades ever offered, containing a large percentage of the finest 
named sorts. 40 cts. per doz., $2.75 per too, $25 per i,roo, 
Lemoine’s Spotted Hybrids Mixed. Popularly known as But- 
terfly Gladioli. Remarkable for the richness and variety of their 
colors and odd, orchid-like markings. 30 cts. per doz., $2 per 100. 
Orange and Yellow. 75 cts. per doz., $5 per too. 

Pink and Rose Shades. 40 cts. per doz., $2.50 per too. 

1-6 Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St., New Vbrk City 

Boddington'*s Quality Gloxinias 


This popular flowering plant is coining into greater vogue than ever, not only as a pot-plant for house decoration, but also for cut-llower 
purposes. Our strains of Gloxinias are the true erect-flowering type, grown by a specialist in Europe. 

Each Doz. loo 

Blanche de Vera. White, rose-bordered $o 20 $2 00 $15 00 

Defiance. Glittering crimson 20 2 00 15 00 

Emperor William. Blue, white border 20 2 00 15 00 

Etoile de Fen. Carmine-red , 20 2 00 15 00 

Kaiser Frederick. Scarlet, white margin 20 2 00 15 00 

King of the Reds. Dark scarlet 20 2 00 15 00 

Madame Helene. White, with violet crown.. 20 2 00 15 00 

Marquis de Peralta. White, red-bordered.. 20 2 00 15 00 

Each Doz. 100 

Mont Blanc. Snow white fo 20 $2 00 S15 

Prince Albert. Deep purple 20 2 00 15 

Princess Elizabeth. White, bordered blue .. 20 2 00 15 

Princess Matbilde. White, with crown . 20 2 co 15 

Queen Wilhelmina. D.ark rose 20 2 00 15 

Boddington’s Spotted Varieties. Thesecon- 
tain the most distinct and remarkable colors.. 20 200 12 

All Colors Mixed 15 t 50 h 

The above collection of 14 varieties for S2 


Having during the past seaijflai^^en requested to secure some specially fine Glo.\inias for exhibition purposes, we have made arrange- 
ments with a noted Gloxinia specraH^ in England to reserve for us some of the most distinct types. The bulbs are not so large as the 
Named Varieties, Imt this is a cl^ii#cteristic of most Erecta superbissima varieties. 36 cts. each, S3. 60 per dor., S26 per 100. 

variety of superb colors. 

CYCLOPS. Velvety carmine, sliading to a broad white border, 
throat dotfed with dark red. 

DUCHESS OF YORK. Flowers- oTa rich dark blue, each petal 
being edged with a broad band pf white. A most striking and 
'lovely variety. 

SPOTTED hybrids. Whenever exhibited, they create intense 
interest. The delicate mqckings.m an infinite variety of forms, 
add a soecial charm to the flowers. 

SUTTON’S WHITE. Large self, pure white. I 

DUKE OF YORK. Large scarlet Gloxinia with deep white edge 
to each petal. A magnificent flower. 

HER MAJESTY. This exquisite Gloxinia is still unsurpassed by 
any other white variety. The flowers are as pure as newly fallen 
snow, and are borne on short stems, just clear of the elegantly re- 
curved foliage. 

READING SCARLET. In color this is the most brilliant Gloxinia 
in existence, being an intense glowing scarlet variety of the true 
Crassifolia habit. An admirable companion to Her Majesty. 

CKILIATH. Violet and white, very distinct. 

For cultural dirCctioni, gee Begonias Ituheroue), page 116. For Oloziuia seed, see page 27 

Boaie of Qloxlniaa grown from Boddington’i Quality Gloxinia Bolbg 

88 88888 




{Iris Kczmpferi) 

The Japanese Iris is the most showy and strikingly beautiful of all 
the large family of Iris; and very few flowers, the orchid not being 
excepted, surpass this unique flower in size, gorgeousness and variety 
of color, which ranges from snow-white to the deepest purple, striped, 
variegated and multicolored in the greatest profusion of coloring. 

The collections which we offer below are American-g;rown, thor- 
oughly acclimated and hardy, and true to color and name, which is 
rarely evident in the imported Japanese stock. 

The plants we offer are furnished with four or five shoots, and all 
will flower the first season after planting, guaranteeing an immediate 
and showy effect. Delivery can be made now or any time desired. 
Early fall planting is recommended, however, as it gives the plants 
an opportunity to get established before the severe weather sets in. 

The Japan Iris will succeed anywhere in a good rich soil, though a 
moist position is preferable. 


Beauty. One of the best; pure white; dwarf. 

Chameleon. Dark reddish pink, striped and mottled white. 

Crystal. Pale violet, slightly veined white. 

Gold Bound. Pure white; one of the best. 

Hannibal. White ground, veined and suffused with purple, light 
purple center. 

Mount Hood. One of the finest blues. 

Mr. Fell. Silvei-y white, veined violet, violet center. 

Oriole. Magnificent crimson, with golden center. 

Princess Clothilde. White, lightly v'eined pink, center light violet. 
Pyramid. Lilac-blue, veined with white center on each petal. 

Robert Craig. French gray, veined violet. 

Victor. White, veined vdolet-purple. 

Price of any of the above varieties, 15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz., 
$10 per 100 

The above collection of 12 varieties for $1.50; 3 collections for $4 

German Iris (Type) 

Iris Kaempferi (Type) 


Anna Christ. Pale lavender, slightly 
veined, center white and yellow; very 
large flowers on long, stiff stems. 

Conde. Violet-purple, shading to deep, 
each petal edged silver, center deep 
purple and yellow. 

Helene von Siebold. Reddish, veined 
white, yellow center. 

Norane. Fine violet-color, with gray 
vein marks, darker toward the center. 

Quakeress. Blue. The effect is very 
quiet and refined, and clearly shows 
the significance of its name. 

Topaz. White, overlaid silvery pink, 
yellow center. Strong and vigorous, 
blooming profusely. 

Tortoise. Magenta, flaked and dotted 
with white. 

Venus. Pure white; very large flowers 
on long stems. 

Price of any of the above varieties, 15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz., $10 per 100 
The above collection of 8 varieties for $1; 3 collections for $2.50 

GERMAT4 IRIS {Iris Germanica) 

Iris pallida Dalmatica. This is the grandest of all the German Irises. 

— : Deep, clear lavender; very large; flowers 

sweet-scented. This Iris should be planted largely for also cut-flowers. A 
grand variety for massing in borders. 20 crts. each, $2 per doz., $15 per 100. 
Dr. Glook. Yellow. . " I Parkmani. Uprights pure lemon; falls 

Fragrans. White, falls penciled blue. 
Florentina. Creamy white, fragrant. 
Gypsy Queen. Light bronze, falls 
purplish red. 

Henriette. Yellow. 

Mme. Chereau. Pearly white, dain- 
tily edged lavender. 

white, veined purple. 

Souvenir. Uprights brilliant yellow; 

falls freely veined buff and purple. 
:Spectabilis. Early and free; blue. 
Stella. Light blue. 

Velveteen. Yellowish buff; falls in- 
tense plum-purple. 

10 cts. each, $1 per doz., $7.50 peT 100. Collection of 11 varieties for $1 


Six Named Varieties. These beautiful dwarf Irises are excellent for edging; 
height. 10 inches; white, yellow and blue. lo cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., $5 per 100. 
Mixed. 5 cts. each, 50 cts. per doz., $4 per 100. 

128 Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St., NewVbrk City 

Miscellaneous Bulbs and Roots 



Amaryllis, Grand Vittata Hybrids 

65 cts. each, $ 6.50 per doz., $50 per 100 

The stocks that we offer of this grand flowering bulb are fp'own 
from seed procured from the most reliable hybridists of this 
beautiful plant, in England. Veitch and Ker. They have been 
grown for us under most favorable conditions in Bermuda, and 
are thoroughly well-riiiened bulbs — all flowering size. 

Our grower sends us a fine field report upon these bulbs — 
stating that the colors are exquisite, from purest white, all colors 
of red and crimson, rose- and pink-striped and variegated. 

The bulbs will be sent out in mixture, no two varieties exactly 
alike — this will save confusion in endless names. 

•Amaryllis may be grown in a sunny window or greenhouse, by 
following the cultural directions given on page 115. 

Belladonna major (Belladonna Lily). Flo^vers white, flushed and 
tipped deep rose. 20 cts. each, $1.75 per doz., 3i2 per 100. 
Formosissima (Jacobajan Lily). Crimson. 10 cts. each, $1 per doz., 
$7.50 per 100. 

Johnson! (Bennuda Spice Lily). Crimson flowers, white stripes. 
35 cts. each, $3 per doz. 

Vallota purpurea (Scarborough Lily). Vivid scarlet. 25 cts. each. 
$2.50 per doz. 

ZEPH Y RANTHES rosea (Zephyr Flower, or Fairy' Lily). The 
hardy Amaryllis. Beautiful rose-colored flowers on stems 10 to 
12 inches high. 5 cts. each, 40 cts. per doz., $3 per 100. 

AGAPANTHUS umbellatus (Blue Lily-of-lhe- Nile). A 

splendid ornamental plant, bearing clus- 
ters of bright blue flowers on long flower-stalks, and lasting a long 
time in bloom. A most desirable plant for outdoor decoration, 
planted in large pots or tubs on the lawn or piazza. 15 cts. each. 
$1.50 per doz. 

Alba. A white-flowering variety. 

15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz. 

One of each, 25 cts. 

None of the 
spring flow- 


ers surpass the Anemone in bril- 
liancy of color and profusion of 
bloom. They are very' lasting, and 
have of recent years become very 
popular for cut-flower use and for 
table decorations. 

Coronaria, Single Blue. A 

charming variety. 25 cts. per 
doz., $1.50 per 100. 

Single White (The Bride). Pure 
white. 30 cts. per doz., $2 
per 100. 

Single Scarlet. Very bril- 
liant. 25c. per doz.. $1.50 
per 100. 

Double Ceres. White, shaded 
with rose. 35 cts. per doz., 

$2 per too. 

Double Ceres, Rosetti. 
Dark pink. 25 cts. per doz., 
$1.50 per 100. 

Double Ceres, King of the 
Scarlets. Brilliant vermilion. 
35 cts. per doz., $2 per 100. 
Boddington’s Choice Single 
Mixed. 20 cts. per doz., 5 i 
per 100. 

Boddington’s Choice Double 
Mixed. 30 cts. per doz., $1.25 
per too. 

St. Brigid. Colors from maroon 
and brightest scarlet to flesh- 
pink, and from lilac to purple. 
75 cts. per doz., $5 per 100. 


Pretty bull)ous plant, in variable colors, 
suitable for hanging-baskets or pans. We 

offer them in ten named varieties. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. ix*r doz.. $5 
per too. 

APIOS tuberosa (Tuberous-rooted Wistaria). Clusters of 

rich, deep purple flowers, which have a strong, delicious 

violet fragrance. Tubers, 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., S5 per too. 

CINNAMON VINE (Chinese ^■aml. Splendid hardy 

■ climber of raiiid growth, with 

bright green foliage, heart-shaped leaves and white, cinnamon- 
scented flowers. 8 feet. 5 cts. each, 50 cts. pc-r doz.. 53.50 ()cr kmj. 

CALL AS, Mrs. Roosevelt. F lowers light. clc*ar yellow, pro- 
' duced very freely on long stems; foliage deep, rich 
green, distinctly and freely blotcht*d with white, making the plant 
very effective. It does particularly well planted outside, grows strong 
and flowers freely. Probably the l)est Calla for this purjxise. 25 cts. 
each. 52.50 per doz. 

Elliottiana. This is the great new Yellow Calla of marvelous 
beauty. Flowers are large, rich, dark golden yellow, often 4 to 5 
inches across the mouth; leaves are beautifully six>tted with white. 
Bulbs of this variety are very scarce. E.xtra-large bulbs. 40 cts.. 
each, S4 per doz., S30 per too. 

Richardia alba maculata (Spotted Calla Lily). Deep green 
leaves, spotted with white; flowers pure white, with black center. 
Free-flowering. Large bulbs, loc. each, 75c. per doz.. 56 per too. 

EREMURUS ffimalaicus. Majestic. tulterous- rooted 
— plant. A noble ornament in flower-garden 
or on the lawn. The individual flowers, of peach-pink and very fra- 
grant. are closely arranged on stately spikes 6 to to feet high, form- 
ing a magnificent column of bloom during June and July. Give a 
sunny position, sheltered from gales; plant the tubers in the fall, 
while dormant and set about 8 inches deep. Although hardy, it will 
be safer in northern states to protect with 4 or 6 inches of leaves, 
straw, manure or similar covering, to prevent the young growth 

which starts very early, from lx;ing 
nipped from late freezes. Strong, 
flowering roots. See illustration, 
page 129. 75c. each, 56 per doz. 
Robustus. Delightful rosy pink. 

75 cts. each. 56 i>er doz. 
Bungei. Beautiful golden yellow. 
One of the scarcest and most 
lovely of the Eremurus. 
51.25 each, 5 i 2 per doz. 
EJwesianus. Soft pink, with 
bands of deeper color down 
the middle segments. 5 i 
each, 5 10 per doz. 
i Collection of one each of 
above for $ 3.50 


This plant 

is a native of the Cape of Good 
Hope, and is nearly hardy in New 
York. It is most useful for deco- 
rative purposes as a pot -plant. 
Few plants are more useful or will 
attract wider attention. Easily 
grown and a good bloomer. May 
be treated in all respects like an 
amaryllis. 25 cts. each, $2.50 per 


mas Rose.) Most valuable hardy 
plants on account of yielding, with 
utmost freedom in very early 
spring, a season when flowers are 
scarce, their beautiful, large, blos- 
soms. 2 to 3 inches across. They 
succeed in any ordinary garden 
.soil in a sheltered, semi-shady 
situation. 25 cts. each. $2.50 per 

rw*r inn. 


Calla, Mrs. Roosevelt 





HYACINTHUS candicans. A giant specimen of Hyacinth blooming in 
■ August, producing a magnificent spike of thimble- like, 

pure white flowers 2 to 3 feet liigh. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., $5 per too. 

Calathina grandiflora. A grand summer-flowering bulb. The 

flowers are of very large size, like an amaryllis ; snowy white, and are 

all exceedingly fragrant. 15 cts. each, $1.23 jier doz., Sio per 100. 
INCARVILLEA Delavayi (Hardy Gloxinia). This comparatively new 
perennial from northern China has been found hardy in 
the United States. We recommend, however, a liberal mulching where left out during 
winter. The tubers may be lifted in autumn and stored in the same manner as Dahlias 
and replanted in spring. The foliage resembles that of the Acanthus, while the blos- 
.soms appear like clusters of pink Gloxinias. It is extremely decorative and quite 
easily grown. (See illustration below.) Strong roots, 15c. ea., $1.50 perdoz., jSio per 100. 

LILY-QF-THE- VALLEY CLUMPS. Large clumps of Lily-of- 

the- Valley for outside 

planting and naturalizing. These clumps will throw from 15 to 20 spikes of flowers. 
25 cts. each, $2. 50 per doz., $20 per 100. 

MADEIRA VINE, a most popular climber. Strong roots, 5 cts. each, 
' ' ' ■ 50 cts. per doz., $3.50 per too. 

MILLA biflora (Mexican Star of Bethlehem). One of the loveliest and most 

desirable bulbs. The flowers are nearly 2 K inches in diameter, of a pure 

waxy white color and usually borne in pairs; the petals are of great substance and 
will keep for days when cut. lo cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., $5 per 100. 


A beautiful race of plants, perfectly hardy, exceedingly floriferous, producing many 
branching .spikes covered with flowers, which last for many weeks in full beauty; as 
cut-flowers they are in great demand; they increase rapidly, and will do well in a 
light drained soil, and we strongly advise every one to give them a trial. 


Crocosmaeflora. Orange-scarlet. 15 cts. per doz., $i per too, $7.50 per 1,000. 
Etoile de Feu. Rich scarlet, yellow center. 15 cts. per doz., $: per too, S7.50 
per 1,000. 

Rayon d’Or. Deep yellow ; very large. 15c. per doz., $i per too, $7.50 per 1,000. 
Pottsii. Bright yellow, flushed with red. 13c. per doz., $i per too, $7. .50 per 1,000. 
Soleil Couchant. A handsome variety. 15c. per doz., $1 per too, $7.50 per 1,000. 

QX.A.LIS ( SumillCf —Flo^^crin^) Oieppl. Pure white ; very fine. 

Lasandria. Fine rosy pink; beautiful cut foliage. 

Shamrock. Lovely clover-like foliage and pink blossoms. 

Mixed Colors. Several colors. ! 


The Giant Montbretia Prometheus. We have much pleasure m 

■ offering to the trade this 
sterling novelty, which has met with the fullest approval of all who have seen it, and 
been awarded certificates by the principal horticultural societies. Possessed of ex- 
traordinary vigor, it grows to a height of 3 to 4 feet producing strong stems with 
numerous branches, bearing flowers larger than any other Montbretia, and exceed- 
ingly well proportioned, the average size is 3K inches across, but we have measured 
flowers fully 4 inches across, and the color is a rich orange, with dark crimson spots 
at the base of the petals. 73 cts. each, $7.50 per doz. 

Orange - yellow, with 
lemon -yellow eye; of 

Eremurus Himalaicus 

The Giant Montbretia Star of the East. 

enormous size and substance, reaching 5 inches in diameter ; of splendid constitution 

and boldlv erect habit. We cannot speak too highly of this plant, which is 
undoubtedly the finest of Mr. Davison’s hybrids. $4 each, $40 per doz. 

Variety of great merit 
and a splendid Mont- 
bretia. The stems are 3 feet high, eight- to ten-branched, bearing lovely pale 
orange-yellow flowers 3 inches across, widely expanded and tinted deeper orange 
externally. It is among the first to flower. Strongly recommended. 10 cts. each, 
75 cts. per doz., fo per 100. 

Grows from 3 to 4 feet high, 
producing graceful, free- 
branching flower-spikes, bearing very large, w'idely expanded flowers 2 to 3 inches 
across. The color is a rich, glowing orange-scarlet, with red throat. 5 cts. each, 
40 cts. per doz.. $2.75 per too, $23 per 1,000. 

The Giant Montbretia Messidor. A very distinct new seedling, 

— — ■ ■ ■ tall growth, spikes much 

branched; color maple-yellow, passing to pale yellow, this is the nearest approach 
to a white variety at present. 10 cts. each, $i per doz., $7.50 per too. 

The Giant Montbre tia Martag on. Deep orange, with brownish 

— — ~ center, reflexed petals ; very 

beautiful. 3 cts. each, 50 cts. per doz., $4 per 100. 

Collections one each of above Orchid-flowering Montbretias for $5,00 

The Giant Montbretia George Davison. 

The Giant Montbretia Germania. 

25 cts. per doz,, $2 per 100 

Incarvillea Delavayi, Hardy Gloxinia 


Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 

A Few Well-Known Favorites 

QTPT YTR A spectabills (Bleeding Heart). One of the most 
ornamental of hardy spring-flowering plants, with 
elegant green foliage and long, drooping racemes of heart-shaped 
flowers. This is deemed one of the finest of all hardy garden plants. 
Ready in November. Magnificent racemes of pink-and-white flowers. 
10 cts. each, Si per doz., S 7 - 5 o 

cpTTJ A ■p A aruncus. A grand and popular variety, produc- 
^ ^ . ing splendid spikes of flowers 3 to 5 feet in height. 

Flowers are creamy white, and are borne in feathery panicles. 15 cts. 
each, $1.50 per doz., Sio per 100. 

Palmata rosea. The beautiful, deep pink, hardy Spirea. An excel- 
lent companion for the white variety. 15 cts. each, 5 i -50 per doz., 
Sio per 100. 

'T'D TT T TT TX/f grandifloram (Great American Wood Lily). 

^ x./ yiost beautiful American plant. Perfectly hardy, 

growing and flowering profusely in partially shaded nooks about 
the lawn, under trees, etc. The flowers are large, of the finest whit^ 
changing in a few days to soft rose. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., S6 
per 100. 

Erectum. This is the Purple Wood Lily, the earliest to flower. 10 
cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., $6 per 100. 

nrRTXOlS^A Pfltzeri (The Everblooming Flame Flower). 
1 1x1 1 freest-flowering variety in cultivation, in 

bloom from August to November, with spikes from 3 to 4 feet high 
and heads of bloom over 12 inches long, of a rich orange-scarlet, pro- 
ducing a grand effect, either planted singly in the border or in masses. 
15 cts. each, Si. 50 per doz., $10 per 100. 

May Queen. A companion to Pfitzeri, producing tall flower-stems 
on which are borne great plume-like blossoms of rich yellow and 
flame-color. 15 cts. each. Si .50 per doz., $10 per 100. 

Goldelsie. Novelty. A charming dwarf variety; one of the 
earliest to bloom, and continues to bloom very late. Pale golden 
yellow with red tip; very attractive. 40 cts. each, $4 per doz.. 

LYCORIS squamigera. or Amaryllis Halil (The Magic 

— * " ■ Lily of Japan). A perfectly hardy 

.\maryllis producing beautiful pink flowers. Produces m early ^ring 
attractive green foliage which grows until July when it ripens off and 
disappears, and anyone not familiar with its habits would think the 
bulb had died; but about a month later, as if bv maeic, the flower-stalks 
spring from the ground to a height of 2 or 3 feet, developing an umbel 
of large and beautiful, lily-shaped flowers, 3 to 4 inches across, and from 
eight to twelve in number, of a delicate lilac-pink, shaded with clear 
blue. As the bulb is perfectly hardy without anv protection, it can be 
planted either in the fall or spring, but we consider the spring the best 
time as the bulbs will have splendid chance to get established before 
flowering time. Cover the crowns about 4 inches. Very useful for the 
hardy border or among shrubbery. Strong, flowering bulbs, 25 cts. each, 
5 for fi, $2. 50 per doz., S15 per 100. 

TIGRIDIAS, Giant California. are introducing a 

■ strain of California- 

grown Tigridias, the bulbs of which are very large, solid and vigorous. 
These fine bulbs keep perfectly well over winter under ordinary con- 
ditions. whereas smaller ones dry out and decay. They also make a 
remarkably strong and vigorous growth, blooming early and with re- 
markable profusion. 

Canariensis. Bright yellow. 
Concbiflora. Yellow-spotted. 
Speciosa. Deep rec^ spotted 

Bodding;ton*s New Hybrids 

Lilacea. Brilliant violet-crimson. 
Grandiflora alba. White, crim- 
son spots. 

lOc.sach, 76 o. per doz., $6 per 100 
Giant flowers of red, white, yellow. 

orange, rose, crimson and gold, with shades and combinations of color never shown before 
by Tigridias. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., $5 per 100. 

TROPAEOLUM trlcolorum. Scarlet tube, yellow center, tipped black. The 

compost in which Tropaeolums thrive best is a light, rich loam, 

containing a large proportion of sand. The stems are usually trained on wires, but tliey may 
be allowed to fall down from a pot or basket with e.xcellent effect, to form a most attractive 
tracery of leafage dotted with dazzling flowers. The sunniest part of the greenhouse should 
be devoted to T. tricolorum, and in potting special care must be taken to secure ample drain- 
age. 15 cts. each, $1.50 
per doz. 


Lycorit squamigera 

Doable Excelsior 
Pearl. Selected bulbs, 

4- to 6-inch, 5 cts. each, 

50 cts. per doz., S2.50 per 100. Extra-selected bulbs, 6- to ^inch, 10 
cts. each. 75 cts. per doz., $5 per 100. 

Armstrong’s. The single, everblooming Tuberose. 10 cts. each, 75 
cts. per doz., $5 per 100. 

Excelsior Pearl Tuberoses 

S30 per 100. 





A Few Hints on Outdoor Rose-Growing l^PE^ 

ARRIVAXi OF PACKAGE. Immecfiately the package containing 
the Roses arrives, it should be taken to a cellar or sheltered place, 
where the drying winds cannot penetrate, to be carefully unpacked. 
The plants should b,e taken from the bundle and the roots and tops 
thoroughly sprinkled with water, after 
which they may be covered with a 
sack or mat until they are planted. 

Should the weather be wet and the soil 
unfit to receive them, it is best to open 
a trench, lay the plants in thickly, 
cov'ering the roots well with soil, until 
the weather be fine and soil sufficiently 
dry to tread upon. If planting is being 
performed during a dry wind or sunny 
day, it will benefit the plants, before 
taking them from the shelter in which 
they were unpacked, to dip the roots 
of each plant in a thick puddle made of 
clay and water; this will cover the 
fibrous roots with a coating sufficient to 
protect them from the most severe 

FROST. — Should frost set in after 
the receipt of plants, so as to prevent 
planting, the Roses on arriv’al should 
not be opened, but rolled up in a mat 
or straw and put away in a dry house 
where there is no heat. The plants, 
which are always carefully packed 
before leaving, will, when so treated, 
keep safely for one month. 

sionally happens through negligence on 
the part of express companies that 
packages containing plants are unduly 
delayed, and instances may occur when 
some of the plants may have become 
shriveled. In such cases, lay the shriv- 
eled plants quite flat in the bottom of a 
trench in the ground, similar to that 
prepared for celery, cover them entirely 
(both roots and tops) with soil which 
has received a good soaking with water, 
and allow them to remain there for 
three days. At the expiration of that 
period uncover and take them out, 
when it will be found that the wood and 
buds have regained their normal con- 

SOIL.— That which is especially 
adapted to the Rose is a deep soil of a 
greasy nature. Where this is not to be 
had, and the soil is light, add either 
clay or loam in addition to manure. If heavy clay, some burnt 
earth, sand or leaf-mold should be added. 

sheltered from high winds (open and not surrounded by trees, as 
closeness is liable to cause mildew), and apart from other flowers, 
should, if possible, be assigned to them; a south, southeastern or 
southwestern position is best, the beds being situated so as to receive 
the morning sun. Oblong beds, not over 4 feet, are preferable, as the 
flowers may be cut or examined without going off the path or grass. 
The Rose will not thrive in a stagnant soil, so that if drainage does 
not naturally exist it must be provided. If it is not convenient to 

use tiles, a layer of broken stones, 6 to 9 inches deep, or any other 
coarse material will answer the purpose. This done, the soil should 
be dug or trenched to a depth of at least 18 inches, mixing plenty of 
manure, made very much like a sandwich, with alternate layers of 
manure and earth. 

PLANTING may be safely continued 
until April. Great care must be taken 
to avoid deep planting. In case of 
dwarf Roses, place the union of the 
stock with the bud 2 inches beneath 
the soil. Each root should be laid out 
carefully, taking care that two roots 
do not cross each other or coil around ; 
this is very important for the well-being 
of plants. The roots of standard 
Roses require similar treatment, and 
must be placed about 5 inches below 
the surface. Do not put manure on 
the bare roots, but first place some 
fine soil over them, after which manure 
may be laid on. Tread firmly and spread 
some coarse litter on the surface around 
the plant as a protection from frost. 
Standards should be staked, and any 
very long shoots on the dwarf plants 

MANURING. — Cow-manure is ad- 
mittedly the best. It is best to apply 
surface dressing in the autumn, for 
protection against frost, which should 
be forked or hoed in during the early 

PRUNING. — It is best to prune 
early in March (unless the plants are 
late-planted, when it should be deferred 
until April). In all cases it is necessary 
to cut away all weak or unripe wood, 
leaving only the strong and well matured. 
This, in the case of strong-growing 
kinds, should be cut back to five or six 
eyes. The weaker and shorter-growing 
must be pruned closer, leaving only 
two or three eyes on each shoot. This 
refers to Hybrid Perpetual, Hybrid 
Tea and Tea Roses; the Climbing and 
Pillar sorts should not be cut back. 

WATERING. — Should the spring 
and summer prove <dry, watering 
is absolutely necessary, and, if liquid 
cow-manure can be had, so much the 

INSECTS. — Insects are very trouble- 
some to the Rose-grower. In spring, 
almost as soon as the plants begin to grow, the caterpillar or Rose 
grub attacks them; these can be destroyed only by hand-picking. 
After this the green fly makes its appearance. This can very easily 
be kept in subjection by thoroughly spraying the plants with 
X-L-All Insecticide or Aphine, diluted with thirty-five to forty parts 
of water, as listed on page 144 in this catalogue. (Explicit directions 
given on container.) 

MILDEW. — Dust flowers of sulphur over the affected parts as 
soon as it makes its appearance. Another good remedy is sulphide 
of potassium, X ounce to the gallon, applied with syringe, or use 

^32 Arthur T. Boddington, 342 West 14 th St.. New York City 




Roses still hold sway in the garden, and to meet requirements we have made special arrangements this year with regard to 
the quality of the stock and list of varieties, which we have selected primarily for their hardiness, variety of coloring and productiveness. 
We are handling this year only English Roses, as we find these are much better ripened, and, if planted m the fall, winter <iver much more 
satisfactorily than the cheap Holland-grown Roses usually sold at department stores. They are also budded lower, and are less liable to 
“sucker" from the briar upon which they are budded. 


English (imported) Roses, 40 cts. each, $1.75 per bundle of 6 (one variety only), $30 per 100, $250 per 1,000 

ALFRED COLOMB. Carmine-crimson; a grand Rose. 

MARGAJEIET DICKSON. White, with pale Hesh center; 
MARSHALL P. WILDER. Cherry-rose and carmine. 

ANNE DE DIESBACH. Bright carmine. 

BALL OF SNOW (Boule de N'eige). Large, pure white, globular. 

BARONESS ROTHSCHILD. An exquisite shade of satin-pink. 

CAPTAIN HAYWARD. Scarlet-crimson; perfect form. 

CAPT. CHRISTY. Delicate flesh-color, deepening toward center. 

CLIO. Satin blush; very fine new sort. 

FRAU KARL DRUSCHKI. Snow-white. Makes splendid buds 
and immense flowers. 4 to s inches across, perfectly double anrl 
delightfully fragrant. 

GEN. JACQUEMINOT. Brilliant crimson; the popular Rose. 

HUGH DICKSON. Brilliant crimson, shaded scarlet; good size, 
fine form; free-flowering; Gold Medal, X. R. S. 

JOHN HOPPER. Bright rose, with carmine center. 

LA FRANCE. Peach-blossom-pink; blooms all summer. 

MABEL MORRISON. Pure white, large, massive and perfect. 

MAGNA CHARTA. Dark pink; one of the easiest Roses to grow. 
MME. GABRIEL LUIZET. Light, satiny pink; attractive sort. 
MRS. JOHN LAING. Rich, satiny pink; delicious fragrance. 

MRS. SHARMAN-CRAWFORD. One of the finest Roses grown. 
Deep, rosy pink, the outer petals shaded with pale llesh-color, 
white at base of petals. 

PAUL NEYRON. Flowers 5 inches across; lovely dark pink. 
PERSIAN YELLOW. Hardy yellow Rose; best of its color. 
PRINCE CAMILLE DE ROHAN. Dark crimson-maroon. 

SOLEIL D’OR fOoIden Sun). Like Persian Yellow, this variety is 
perfectly hardy, with large, full, globular flowers, varying in color 
from gold and orange to reddish gold, shaded with nasturtium-red. 
Do not prune this variety. 

ULRICH BRUNNER. Cherry-re<l; grand Rose; free-blooming. 

George Arends The Pink Frau Karl Druschki. This variety created quite a sensation wherever exhibited in Europe. This mag- 

S ■' nificent Rose is the exact duplicate, in form. size, and substance, of the famous Frau Karl Druschki (considered 

the finest white Rose in existence), except in color, which is a delicate rose; extremely large and full flower; sweet-scented; very free- 
blooming. 60 cts. each; bundle of 5, I2.75; $50 per 100. 



The Best T wenty Hardy E vcrblooming Roses 

All English-grown, strong, 2-year-old Plants 

Last summer we asked one of our customers, a lover 
of Roses, one who tests all the real novelties, to send 
us a list of what he considered the best twenty Hybrid 
Teas for outdoor work. The following are the varieties 
he selected, and we take great pleasure in offering 
them at this time, feeling that, in accepting his judg- 
ment. we are helping our customers to a selection 
that will please and give all-round satisfaction. 

Aaron Ward, Mrs. yellow, occasion- 

■ all>' washed salmon-rose; 

very large, full, elongated flowers; vigorous, branching 
growth, very freQ,an(Le.\cellent. 50 cts. each; bundle of 
five. $2\ $35 Pier. *po.- , 

Caroline Tefetbut' satin-rose, with 

- - j rjrf i ' i ' brighter center; large, full 
and globular ;liS'v^tf-9C^nted. 35 cts. each; bundle of 
live, $1.50; $25 per roo.-r 

Dean Hol^l^ fu^ll flowers; perfectly formed; 

" * ■ large petals, silvery carmine shaded 

salmon; very distinct-and free-flowering and a beautiful 
Rose for all purposes. Awarded Gold Medal, N. R. S. 
40 cts. each; himdlb of five, $1.75; $30 per 100. 

Duchess of Wellington, intense saffron- 

' ^ yellow, stained 

with rich crimson, which, as the flower develops, 
liecomes deep coppery saffron-yellow. The blooms 
are fairly full; petals large and of great substance; free- 
flowering; of delightful fragrance; a great acquisition 
for garden or decorative purposes. We cannot recom- 
mend this variety too highly. 50 cts. each; bundle of 
five, $e; S35 per too. 

Jonkheer J. L. Mock, a variety which we 
— — — can confidently rec- 

ommend as a most sterling novelty. The flowers, which 
are produced with the greatest freedom, are borne on 
stiff, erect stems, are of large size and perfect form, 
of a deep imperial pink, the outside of the petals silvery 
rose-white and liighly perfumed. Awarded two gold 
medals and one silver medal. 50 cts. each; bundle of 
five, $2; $35 per too. 

Harry Kirk. New Irish Yellow Tea Rose. 

■ ■ ' 1^ Harry Kirk is absolutely unique, 

a splendid Rose, of most robust growth, with free- 
branching habit, flowering freely and continuous!}’; 
the blooms are large, full, with large smooth petals 
of great substance; the form is perfect, the buds long and elegant. | 
Color deep sulphur-yellow, passing to a lighter shade at the edges 
of the petals. In our judgment, it is by long odds the finest yellow ' 
everblooming Rose yet introduced, a color much wanted. 50 cts. 
each; bundle of five, $2; $35 per 100. 

Kaiserin Augusta Victoria. almost pure white 
■ Rose, shaded a beau- 
tiful primrose. Fine for indoor or outdoor summer blooming. 40 cts. 
each; bundle of five, $1.75; $30 per 100. 

Killarney. buds are long, of beautiful soft pink; the 

^ * keeping qualities of the flowers are exceptional; 
even when fully expanded, the petals do not drop, but remain intact 
for a week. 35 cts. each; bundle of five, $1.50; $25 per 100. 

Knnicfin Karola (Improved Caroline Testout). Magnificent 

S pink variety. 50 cts. each; bundle of five. 

$2; $35 per too. 

Tosca. Silvery pink with deeper center; large and full; 

* floriferous; a first-rate garden Rose. 50 cts. each; 
bundle of five. $2; $35 per 100. 

Laurent Carle. Brilliant velvety carmine; very large; 

■ valuable either for exhibition or decoration. 
50 cts. each; bundle of five, $2; S35 per 100. 

Maman Cochet, Pink. ^ h^^^y and constant bloomer; 

- " — clear, rich pink, changing to 

silvery rose; double and fragrant. Buds long, firm, full and pointed; 
when open, are equally attractive. 40 cts. each; bundle of five, $1.75; 
S30 per 100. 

Maman Cochet, White, a sport from the above, with 

— - — all Its characteristics as to 

flowering and foliage; color a beautiful snow-white, at times tinted 
with the faintest suggestion of blush, the same as is often found in 
“The Bride." 40 cts. each; bundle of five, $1.75; S30 per 100. 

COLLECTION: One of each of the above twenty Roses, $9; one 

Pink Maman Cochet Roses 

h'lme. TuleS Grolcz. beautiful satiny rose-china color, 
* *' - ^ very bright and attractive. A distinct 

and pretty Rose, which should be planted extensively. 40 cts. each; 
bundle of five, $1.75; $30 per lOO. 

Marquise de Sinety. Golden yellmv, ^shaded bronzy 
' " - w . r I. red; large, full flower. 50 cts. 

each; bundle of five, $2; $35 per 100. 

Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt. Creamy white, center rose; 

■ very large, full and well 

formed; most attractive. 75c. each; bundle of five, Sj.50: S65 per 100. 
Rayon d’Or. Cadmium-yellow as the bloom begins to open, 
^ • * toning to sunflower-yellow when fully expanded. 

Fine, bronze-green foliage, glossy and absolutely immune from the 
attacks of mildew. Flowers large, full, and of fine, globular form; 
superb. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, $2.25; $40 per 100. 

W^illiam Shean. Purest pink, with delicate venation; petals 
■ shell-shape. A glorious Rose of unques- 
tionable merit. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, $2; $35 per 100. 

White Killarney. This white queen of the Irish Roses 

— — excels any other of its class. The color 

is pure white. White Killarney, like its prototype, is unusually 
hardy, and without protection has stood severe winters as far north 
as Boston. 40 cts. each; bundle of five, $1.75; $30 per too. 

Wm. R. Smith. While a true everbloomer, it is not .so 
' perfect in early summer; but after most 

other Roses are gone, this begins to come out strong and con- 
tinues to improve until, in October (here), it is cut down by- 

frost. The general color effect is a peachy blush, with yellow 

at base of petals. In this latitude (New York City) it will 
go through an ordinary winter without protection, but protection 
is advisable as with other Roses of this class. 40 cts. each; bundle 
of five. Si. 75; S30 per 100. 

bundle (6) of each, 100 plants, of the above twenty Roses for $40 


Arthur T. Boddington, 342 West 14 th St., New York. Ci^ 




. Tea or i 



Hybrid Tea or Everblooming Roses are becoming more popular every’ year. While not so hardy as the Perpetuals. with slight pro- 
tection in winter they' carry over in splendid shape, and give a wealth of bloom all through the summer months and late in the fall till frost 
hecks them. 


All English-grown, strong, 2-year-old plants 

American Beauty. ^5 bundle of five, 51.25; 

r ■■ i20 per too. 

Antoine Rivoire. Rosy flesh on yellow gronml, shaded with 

a border of carmine; large, full flower; a 

splendid variety. '45 cts. each; bundle of 5, 52; 535 per too- 

Arthur R. Goodwin. Coppery orange-red. passing to 
salmon-pink, as the flowers ex- 
pand; a superb combination of colors; flowers full and large. 50 cts. 
each; bundle of five, 52.25; 540 per too. 

Bon Silene. favorite; color lovely soft pink, suffused 

■■ - rose; flowers father small, very floriferous. 4- 

inch, pot-grown, 45 cts. each, 54.50 per doz., 535 pct too. 
Countess of Gosford. beautiful variety of the 

Hybrid Tea somewhat re- 
sembling Killarney. Delicate pink; fine flower and bud; a splendid 
acquisition. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, 52 ; 535 por too. 

A lovely shade of coppery pink, 
suffused with apricot - yellow. 

Dorothy Page Roberts. 

Avoca Crimson-scarlet; buds very long and pointed; flowers 

1 large and sweetly perfumed; foliage large and dark 

green. 35 cts. each; bundle of five, 5150; 525 per too. 

Bessie Brown Creamy white. 45 cts. each; bundle of five. 
' 52; 535 por too. 

Betty Early in the .season when newly- planted, is a disap- 

— pointment in the first flowers which it opens, but after it 

becomes established it produces blooms of marvelous beauty. The 
plant is a strong, vigorous grower, with clean, healthy foliage, pro- 
ducing in great profusion its large, deliciously scented flowers, which 
are of a glowing coppery rose-color, suffused with a golden sheen. 
50 cts. each; bundle of five, $ 2 ; 535 per 100. 

Type of ETerblooming Roses 


more especially at the base of the petals, which are very large, 
mas.sive and of great substance. An ideal garden Rose of wonderful 
charm and fascination. Awarded a gold medal. Strong. 2-year-old 
plants, 50 cts. each; bundle of five, I2; 535 

Elizabeth Barnes. Satiny ^Imon-ro^, with a fawn center, 

' suffused with yellow, outside of petals 

deep rosy' red, shaded with copper and yellow. The shades of color 
are most beautiful and novel. The flowers are large, full, with 
pointed center, most perfectly formed and possessing a delightful 
fragrance. 50 cts. each; bundle of five. 5z; 535 P^ 

Etoile de France. Eine, long bud. Flower very large, pos- 
— ' - sessing petals of very good substance; 

magnificent cupped form; very full and expanding very freely. Superb 
crimson-red velvet, the center of the bloom vivid cerise-red. 35 ct.s. 
each; bundle of five, 51.50; 525 per 100. 

/'-> 1 A Dazzling crimson-scarlet. One of 

(jeneral MacArtnur. ^,,5 grandest red Roses of its color 
ever offered. 35 cts. each; bundle of five, 51.50; 525 per 100. 

^ _ r-p No Rose in commerce can compare 

kjruSS an l cpiltz. ^ith Omss an Teplitz as a bedder. 
It is a perlect sheet of richest crimson-scarlet all summer. A strong, 
vigorous grower. Hardy. 25c.each; bundleof five. S1.25; 5 zo per 100. 

His Majesty. Deep vermilion, crimson toward edges; full 
— _ 1^ and large; sweet perfume; very strong grower. 

Awarded Gold Medal, N. R. S. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, 5 z; 
535 per 100. 

TT „ _ T _ „ Purest pink, deeply veined; semi- 

non. ina Ijingnani. double petals; enormous size. A grand 
garden Rose. 50 cts. each; bundle of five. 52 ; 535 P*^t 

This, perhaps, is the most distinct Rose ever introduced 
for color, which is unique. It is of the same type as .Soleil 
d’Or, Rayon d'Or and other Austrian Briers and their hybrids. 
These types require very little pruning; simply remove dead and use- 
less wood. The following is the raiser's description: "Outside of petals 
old gold, interior rich rosy red, changing to deep rose as the flowers 
expand. Blooming both in summer and autumn. Large and full, ol 
powerful and delicious fragrance.” 50 cts. each; bundle of five. 
52.25; 540 per 100. 

T J . A C.k , Deep coral-rose on outside petals. 

L,ady Alice Stanley. pale flesh, slightly flushed 

deeper pink; blooms large, full and fragrant. Gold M^al, N. R. S. 
50 cts. each; bundle of five, 52.25; 540 pet too- 

T J A 1-.4- .n « ^’e^v pale rose du Barri, shading to yellow 

Liagy /\SntO'Wn. 53^,. of petals; large, full and pointed; 

excellent lor any purpose. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, 52 ; 535 
T j U’11* Deep orange-yellow; medium size; long 

Lady trillingclon. ^^d pointed bud. .A beautiful Rose for 
all purposes; also a good forcer. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, 52.25; 
S40 per 100. . . . , 

■Q* • Deep, coppery reddish salmon, inside of petals 

Ir irrie, apricot-yellow, flushed fawn and copper; an 
ideal variety lor massing. The formation is perfect in bud and 
flower; very lovely. Gold Aledal. X. R. S. 60 cts. each; bundle of 
five. 52.75; 550 per 100. 

T .1 'Very free-flowering; bright crimson-scarlet, of an even 

J-ilDCrty . shade throughout. 50 cts. each; bundle |of five, 52; 
535 per too. 

f The flowers are generally produced singly, though two or 

Ly on » three occasionally come on the same shoot. The buds Me of 
large size and long, round-shaped, coral-red in color, strongly tinted 
with chrome-yellow at the base. The blooms are very large, with 
broad petals, full and globular in form; superb in coloring, shrimp- 
pink at the end of the petals, center coral-red or salmon-pink, shaded 
with chrome-yellow, thus making a most charming and happy 
contrast of colors. 5® cts. each; bundle of five, 52.25; 540 pw 100. 




BODDINGTON’S ^A^o£ltyi/ 



Madame Abel Chatenay. Carmine-rose, shaded sal- 
'■ — * — mon-pmk. 50 cts. each; 

bundle of five. S2; $35 per 100. 

Grant. Cream, blushed pale rose. 50 cts. each; 
- bundle of five, $2; S35 per 100. 

Miss Alice de Rothschild. deep citron - yellow 

- which intensifies as the 

bloom expands. The flowers are large, full, and of perfect form, with 
high-pointed center; the petals charmingly reflex; deliciously fra- 
grant, Marechal Niel perfume; superb in every respect. 60 cts. 
each; bundle of five. 12.75; $5° per lOO- 

RaVarV Buds golden yellow, open flowers naiikeen- 
* * yellow; a distinct and valuable garden va- 
riety. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, S2; $35 per 100. 

Molly Sharman- Crawford. Large, full flower; color 

* delicate eau-de-Nil which, 

as the flower expands, becomes dazzling white. Strong, 2-year-old 
plants, 50 cts. each; bundle of five, $2.25; S40 per 100. 

Beautiful rich yellow; of large size and 
perfect form. Half-hardy. 50 cts. each; 
bundle of five. S2; S35 per 100. 

President Carnot. •'^I'^ost pure white Rose, shading to 

soft pink; very distinct and excellent 

for indoor or outdoor summer growing. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, 
S2: S 3 S per 100. 

Prince of Bul£faria. Large and quite full; outer petals 

** superb rosy flesh, with the reflex petals 

of a slightly lighter tint. 50 cts. each; bundle of five. Sz; §35 per 100. 

Richmond Wonderfully free-blooming, its immense, fragrant, 

•* scarlet-crimson flowers are borne on long, stiff. 

stems, making it a rival of American Beauty, and even more dazzling 
in appearance. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, $2\ S3S per 100. 

Viscountess Folkestone, a fuH flower of creamy 

" — pink, shading to deep salmon- 

pink at the center; very floriferous. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, $2; 
S35 per 100. 

Perle des Jardins. 

ExcelsR. This variety created a sensation at the National 
Flower Show, Boston. 1911, and the Royal Interna- 
tional Exhibition, London, 1912. The flowers are double, bright 
scarlet, produced in large clusters— “a Climbing Rose everyone 
should have in their garden.” 60 cts. each, bundle of five, $2.75; 
$50 per 100. 

Irish Ele^Rnce. Bronzy orange-scarlet, which, 

* •" whilst expanding, assumes varied apri- 

cot hues; profuse bloomer from early June until the end of 
the flowering season. Gold Medal, N. R. S. 50 cts. each; 
bundle of five. S2.25; $40 per too. 

Sheila W^ilson. Climbing Hybrid Tea. A single Rose 

of much beauty, with larger and 

better-shaped petals than Carmine Pillar. Vigorous growth; 
will make an excellent pillar Rose for the garden. 75 cts. 
each; bundle of five, $3.25. 

Collection of above, one of each, three varieties $1 50 

Collection of above, five of each, three varieties 7 00 

For Hardy Tea Roses, 
grown as standards, 
see page 137 . 

American Beauty Rose 

Ramblers and Other Climbing Roses 

EvRUGfeline. This variety is distinct; single flower 2 inches in 

® diameter, borne in large clusters, white with the 

tips of petals pink; deliciously fragrant. Evangeline is suitable for 
pergolas, parkways, trellises or for whatever purpose it may be 
desired. Perfectly hardy, extra-strong, 2-year-old, 50 cts. each; 
bundle of five, $2; $35 per too. 

Delight. Flowers are large, bright red, with white center. 

® This variety is a decided acquisition. Flowers are 

borne in large clusters of from Sorty to seventy-five. 50 cts. each; 
bundle of five. S2.25; S40 per too. 

Hiawatha. The flowers are single, and are of a deep, intense 

— ; crimson shade with the petals shading to a pure 

white base. Flowers very freely. Extra-strong, 2-year, field-grown 
flowering plants. 50 cts. each; bundle of five, S2; S35 per too. 

Wedding Bells. The most floriferous Rose yet produced. 

® ^ •" All the buds on each shoot produce a 

cluster of beautiful flowers, of which the color is white, with the 
upper half of the petals soft pink. Extra-strong, 2-year, field-grown, 
flowering plants. 35 cts. each; bundle of five, $1.50; S25 per too. 

Ladv GaV flowers are of a delicate cherry-pink, which 

■ ^ ^ ■ fades to a soft white. The foliage is very profuse 

and of a glossy deep green. The effect of a plant in full bloom, with 
the combination of the soft white flowers, the cherry-pink buds, and 
the deep green foliage, is indeed charming. Extra-strong, 2-year 
plants, 35 cts. each; bundle of five, $1.50', $23 per 100. 

Tausendschon (Thousand Beauties). This beautiful climb- 

ing Rose is the result of several crosses 

between the well-known Crimson Rambler with Tea and Polyantha 
Roses. The flowers appear from beginning of June till end of July, 
in large, loose clusters; of a lov’ely soft pink color, later on the some- 
what curled petals assume a carmine-rose, when in full bloom, giving 
the appearance of two different varieties. 35 cts. each; bundle of 
five. Si. 50; S25 per 100. 

NeWOOrt Fairy. Flowers, which are borne in great pro- 

F - ^ ’ fusion, are single; deep pink, lightening to 

the center. It. is, without doubt, one of the finest of recent intro- 
ductions. Strong, field-grown plants, three and four shoots, 3 to 5 
feet long, 35 cts. each; bundle of five. Si. 50; S25 per 100. 

Arthur T. Boddington , 34^2 West 14th St.. New "York City 

Rambler Rose, White Dorothy Perkins 


American Pillar. Grand single Climbing Rose. A new single-flowering variety of great beauty, which appeals to every 

one. The flowers are of enormous size, 3 to 4 inches across, of a lovely shade of pink, with a cluster 

of yellow stamens. These flowers are borne in immense clusters, and ,a large plant in full bloom is a sight not easily forgotten. They 
last in perfection a long time, and are followed by brilliant red hips or berries, which are carried late into the winter; and as the 
plant frequently retains its lovely green foliage until the end of November, it forms a beautiful decorative subject throughout the autumn 
months. Strong two-year-old plants, 50 cts., bundle of 5 for 52.25, $ 4 ° per too. 

A.mcricS.n Beauty This new climbing form of the famous crimson Rose so long the American favorite for 

^ cutting is as lovely and fragrant and fleeply colored as the bush form. The hardy 

climber blood with which it is crossed gives healthy, perfect foliage and a strong climbing habit of growth ; the .abundant bloom being 
in prime before the June show of the bush type. 75 cts. each, S7-5o per tloz. 


Veilchenblau (Violet-blue), it has long been the de- 

sire of rosarians to se- 
cure a blue Rose. In Veilchenblau we have pVactically approached 
this color. The steel-blue flowers of this new Rose appear in large 
clusters, are semi-double, of medium size and keep in bloom a long 
time. The showy yellow stamens, contrasting with the blue flower, 
give the whole a striking appearance. 35 cts. each, 5 for Si-50. 

1 Dne of the best -known Climbing Roses, 

‘ though unfortunately not hardy in the 
North. It is considered one of the best under glass, however. Color 
bright rich golden yellow. Field-grown, 35 cts. each, $1.50 for 5. 

( American- grown. ) Strong, 2-year-old 
plants grown on their own roots, at the 
following prices: 4 to 5 feet long, 50 cts. each, 54-So for 10, $40 per 
100; 4 feet long, 25 cts. each, Si. 25 for 5, $20 per 100. 

Crimson Rambler. 

Dorothy Perkins. 

for 5, $20 per 100. 

Color a lovely shell-pink, holding a long 
time without fading. 25 cts. each, 51.25 

Paulas Carmine Pillar. 

and free ; color rosy carmine. T 
ea«if, 54 .59 foii; 5. 

One of the most attractive 
Climbing Roses. Flowers large 
wo-year-old, field-grown, 35 cts. 

White Dorothy Perkins. 

A white-flowered form of 
Dorothy Perkins, very free 
.if Kfobm arfd'tsfJ^tiafMy valuable because of the rarity of good white 
Climbing Ro'.eS. 35 ffs- each, $1.50 for 5, $25 per i«x). 

Gloire de Dijon. Another favorite of the climbing class, very 

free- flowering and comparatively hardy, 

with slight protection. Color buff, orange center; very sweet- 
scented. Field-grown, 35 cts. each, Si -50 for 5 - 


The -Memorial Strong, 2-year-old plants, 25 cts. e.ach. Si f"r 
5, S20 per 100. 

Wichuraiana Hybrids. Strong, 2-year-old plants, .35 cts. each, 
51.25 for 5, 525 per too. 

HYBRIDS (Rosa nigosa) 

Rosa rugosa rubra ( Regeliana). Single; crimson. 

Rosa rugosa alba. Single ; white. 

20 cts. each, bundle of 6 for SI, S 18 per 100 

The above are the types, below we offer some grand hybrid.’ 
equally hardy and grand acquisitions 
Blanc Double de Coubert. A double white form of R. rug’osa alha. 
Conrad F. Meyer. Clear silvery rose; very fragr.ant. The bud is 
as well formed as La France; very good. 

Madame Georges Bruant. Paper-white ; large and double; pro- 
duced in clusters. A valuable pure white decorative Rose. 

Price of above, 26 cts. each, bundle of 6 for 31 . 26 , 320 per 100 



Standard or Tree Roses 

(Grafted on Rugosa Stock) 

Tree Baby Ramblers, etc. 

BABT DOROTHY. Grown as a Standard. Rosy pink. See 
description below. 6o cts. each, $2.75 for s, $50 per 100. 

as a Standard. Crimson. See description below. 75 cts. each, 
$6.50 per doz., $50 per 100. 

Standard Hardy Hybrid Perpetual Roses 

We carry a good stock of these in season, in the varieties best 
adapted for this purpose. Standards about 4K feet. Assorted. Write 
for list of varieties. 75 cts. each, $6.50 per doz., $50 per too. 

Standard Hybrid Tea, or Everblooming 

These we have in limited quantity, in the hardiest varieties. 
Standards about 4^ feet. Assorted. Write for list of varieties. 
75 cts. each, $7.50 per doz., $60 per 100. 


The old English Sweetbrier; very sweet-scented foliage. 

25 cts. each, for 5, $20 per 100. 

Evefblooming Bush or 

Grafted and Own-root Tea 
Roses for Forcing 

New Roses for 1914 

Killaxney Brilliant, Mme. Edouard Herriot, Old Gold. 

Each Doz. 

Grafted, 2}^-mch $o 75 S7 50 

3- inch 75 7 5° 

4- inch I 00 9 00 

Willowmere, Mme. Edmond Rostand. 

Grafted, zX-inch 60 

3- inch 75 

4- inch I 00 

Cecile Brunner, Irish Fire-Flame, Milady, 

Russell, Mrs. George Shawyer. Each 

Grafted, 2K-inch $0 30 


S40 00 
45 00 
50 00 

3- inch . 

4- inch . 

Own-Root, zX-inch^ 

3- inch 

4- inch 

Sunburst. Own roots only. 


3- inch . 

4- inch . 

35 00 
40 00 
45 00 



$22 SO 

27 SO 
35 00 
17 50 

22 SO 

30 00 




Erna Teschendorff. 

variety is a distinct break in color 
and will become one of the most popular 
of the “Baby Ramblers.” Color bril- 
liant dark-carmine red. 35 cts. each, 
bundle of five. Si. 35, $25 per 100. 

Baby Rambler Rose, larger and better 
flowers than the type. An important 
fact is that it has the true Rose per- 
fume in a high degree. 30 cts. each; bundle 
of five. Si. 25; S20 per 100. 

BABY DOROTHY. The same in habit as 
Baby Rambler, but the color of the flower is similar 
to Dqrothy Perkins. This variety has created quite 
a sensation when exhibited at the English National 
Rose Society's and other shows. Baby Dorothy, 
when'planted out, flowers perpetually from spring 
until autumn. Strong, field-grown plants, 30 cts. 
each, bundle of five, $1.25; S20 per 100. 

MRS. WM. H. CUTBUSH. A grand acquisition 
to the Baby Rambler class. Color intense crimson, 
and exceptionally free-flowering. 30 cts. each; 
bundle of five. Si. 25; S20 per 100. 

inal Baby Rambler). A dwarf-growing, ever- 
blooming Crimson Rambler. This blooms when a 
small plant and forms clusters of flowers as large as 
the Crimson Rambler. Two-year-old, field-grown 
plants, 30C. each; bundle of five, $1.25; S20 per 100. 

English Moss Roses 

Large, dormant plants, from open ground. 35 cts. 
each; bundle of five. Si. 50; $2$ per 100. 


/^^^LANCHE MOREAU. White. 


CHAPEAU DE NAPOLEON. (Napoleon’s Hat.) 
A beautiful, crested pink variety. 

Collection: One of each variety for $1 

$2 00 

3 00 

4 00 

Double White 

Jonkheer J. L. 

Eollarney Queen 
Lady Hillingdon 
Mrs. Aaron Ward 
Mrs. Taft 
My Maryland 

6 00 

7 50 
9 00 


S3 00 

4 00 

5 00 

2 25 

3 00 

4 00 

S15 00) Not 
20 00 ^ successful 
25 00 J grafted 

White Eallamey 
Bon Silene 

Golden Gate 

K. Aug. Victoria 
Mrs. Pierpont 

Each Doz. 

'2 25 

3 00 

4 00 

1 50 

2 00 

3 00 



ordering whether 


17 50 

22 50 
30 00 
10 00 
IS 00 
20 00 

New Baby Rambler 
Ema Teschendorff 

Grafted, zX-in... 

3- inch 

4- inch 

Own-Root, zX-inch 

3- inch 

4- inch 

Be sure to specify when 
you wish plants grafted or on their own roots 

American Beauty. Clean strong stock on their 
own roots; propagated from two-eye cuttings 
according to prices below. 3- and 4-inch sizes are 
for delivery during April, May and June. 

Each Doz. 100 

Own-Root, zj<-inch So 15 Si So S12 00 

3- inch 20 2 ZS 18 00 

4- inch 30 3 00 25 00 

3 of a variety at the dozen rate; 25 of a 
variety at the 100 rate. 

All the popular Chrysanthemums and Carnations 
at A. N. Pierson, Inc., prices. Catalogue free upon 

Boddington’s Quality Roses have helped 

to make the gardens of America famous. 

Basin, Wyoming, April 25, 1913. 
Mr. Arthur T. Boddington, 342 West 14th St., New 

York City. 

Dear Sir : — The shipment of Roses ordered by wire last 
Friday came by express today and are satisfactory. I 
have, during the past few years, used several thousand 
Roses, but have never received a shipment from your dis- 
tance in so good condition as these. I certainly appre- 
ciate the careful manner in which they were packed, a 
point seemingly neglected by many of our largest shippers. 

Truly yours, ROBIN BONWELL. 


Arthiir T. Boddington , 342 West 14 th St.. New Vork City 


Garden Tools and Miscellaneous 
Garden Supplies 

Aprons, Gardeners’. English made. Each 

Fine shalloon, 39-in. with bib and pocket $2 25 

F'ine shalloon, 36-in. with bib and pocket 2 00 

Heavy serge. 39-in. with bib and pocket i 50 

Heavy serge, 36-in. with bib and pocket i 25 

Baskets, Wire, Hanging. (P. 139. fig. i.) Each Doz. 

5-inch bottom, 9-inch top $0 50 5 $ 00 

7-inch bottom, 12-inch top 65 6 50 

9- inch bottom, 14-inch top 90 9 00 

Baskets, Imported English Garden. (P. 139, fig, 2.) 

No. 2. size It X 6 in 40 4 50 

No. 3. size 13 X 7).^ in 55 6 25 

.No. 4, size 15x8}^ in 60 6 75 

No. 5. size I7 ^^x 9H in 75 8 50 

No. 6 , size 2 oJ.^x 1034 >n 90 10 00 

No. 8. size 26x14 in i 25 14 00 

No. 9. size 28 X IS in i 50 17 00 

Set of seven for $ 6.60 

Baskets for Orchids. Cherrj’ wood Doz. too 

4- inch $3 50 $24 00 

5- inch 4 00 28 00 

6- inch 4 50 32 00 

8-inch 5 50 40 00 

10- inch 6 50 48 00 

12-inch 7 50 56 00 

Bamboo Canes. See heading. Stakes for Plants. 

Blinds, Split Bamboo. Tied with hemp string, and with pulleys. 
For shading greenhouses, or for porches and verandas. 5, 6, 8, 
10. and 12 feet wide, all 8 feet long in the drop. Price, S3 per 
100 square feet. 

Intermediate sizes of above made to order. Price on application. 

Boxes, Flower, Cardboard. Order by number. 




Per 100 


434 - 

. . 2 34 inches . 

. . . 16 inches. 

. . 4 inches 





• -3 


. . . 18 inches. 

. . 6 inches 




10. . . 

• -4 

inches . 

. . . 23 inches. 

7 34 inches 




I2A. . 

. .6 


. . . 26 inches. 

. . 16 inches 



17. . . 

. .8 


. . . 22 inches. 

. .22 inches; . . . . 




21 . . . 

. .6 


. . .36 inches. 

. . 8 inches 




23. . . 

• • 5 

inches . 

. . .30 inches. 

. . 8 inches 




• -7 

inches . 

. . .36 inches. 

. . 12 inches 



Boxes, Corrugated Cardboard. (P. 139. fig. 17.) For shipping. 

Very strong and reinforced. Shippied flat. Per doz. 100 

No. A. 20 X 7x4 inches Si 50 $10 00 

No. B. 28 X 8 X 5 inches 2 00 15 00 

No. C. 30 X 12 X 6 inches 2 25 18 00 

No. D. 36 X 14 X 8 inches 3 25 25 00 

No. E. 42 X 13 X 6 inches 3 50 26 00 

No. F. 48 X 18 X 8 inches 4 50 35 00 

Boxes, Leatheroid, for Shipping Cut-Flowers. Very strong and 

3 -Tray Cases. 





Model A 

. .30 in 

. . . 14 in. . . . 

... 16 in 

J15 00 

Model B 

. .34 in.. . . 

. . . 15 in 

... 16 in 

16 00 

Model C . . . . 

. .38 in 

... 16 in 

2 -Tray Cases. 

Model D , . . . 

. .30 in 

. . . 14 in. . . . 

... 1 1 in.^ 

13 00 

Model E 

. .34 in 

. . . 15 in 

... 1 1 in 

15 00 

xModel F . . . . 

. .38 in 

. . . 16 in. . . . 

... II in 

Willow Trays. For above. 

For Models A and D, 30 in 3 00 

For Models B and E, 34 in 3 50 

For Models C and F, 38 in 3 75 

Carnation Bands, Rubber. Prevent the splitting of the 
calyx. Per oz. 50 cts 

Carnation Supports. See heading, Stakes for Plants. 

Dahlia Poles. Sec heading. Stakes for Plants. 

Flower Pots. Sizes, height and width inside. 




Per 100 

234-inch. . . . 

. ... Jo 


J6 25 


$9 50 


. . . . I 


9 75 


13 50 


. . . . I 


15 00 





28 00 

1 l-inch 

25 00 




40 00 

1 2-inch 

35 00 





Round Seed Pans — 


6 .... 


10. . . . 

.io 07 
. . . 10 
. . . 20 

Jo 75 

1 20 

2 25 
4 20 


f4 00 
6 65 
12 00 

23 50 

Square Seed Pans 

1 nches Each 

6 X 6. . .Jo 25 

8 X 8 30 

10 X 10 40 

12x12 50 


00 $15 65 
60 20 00 

50 26 00 

50 29 00 


141. fig. 105.) 50 feet, 50 cts.; 
For above, of wrought iron, 
18.) Harvest Tan. pair. $1.25; 

Flower Pot Handle and Hanger, “Krick’s Perfect.” 

No. o. Will fit from 2- to 3 ' z-inch pots Jo 25 

No. I. Will fit from 3 34 - to 5-inch pots 30 

No. 2. Will fit from 5- to 8-inch pots 40 

No. 3. Will fit from 8- to 12-inch pots 50 

Garden Line, Finest Braided. (P. " 

100 feet. 90 cts. 

Garden Reels, (P. 141, fig. 106.) 

75 cts. and Ji. 

Gloves, Gardeners’. (P. 139. fig. 

Drummond’s Pruning, pair, 51.50. 

Glazing Points, Peerless. The Improved Van Reyper. (P. 139, 
fig. 19.) Made in three sizes, viz.: No. i, for small, single-thick 
glass; No. 2, for medium, double-thick glass; No. 234. for large, 
double-thick and skylight glass. 1,000. 60 cts., postpaid, 75 cts. 

Glazing Points, Siebert’s. Made of zinc and will not rust. Two 
sizes. 5^ and inch long. 50 cts. per lb. 

Pincers. For glazing points, 50 cts. each. 

Horse Boots. The best make. For size, measure the outer edge 
of shoe. Per set of 4 boots. S9. 

Hose (Rubber Garden) and Hose Attachments. See page 142. 
Ink. Indelible, for marking labels. 50 cts. per bottle. 

Labels, Wooden, Pot or Garden. 


(P. 139, fig. 8.) 



1. 000 
So 60 


^4 34 -inch 





I 00 


3 50 

Jo so 



4 00 



5 00 


Labels, Wooden Notched Tree. 

(P. 139. fig. 9 -) 

3 34-inch 



1 50 

3 3 2-inch (copper-wired) 

1 65 


Jo 90 



.. - 25 

Labels, Copper. (P. 139, fig. 10.) Wired. To be written on with 
stylus, which is furnished with order for 200 or more. 

No. I. Small 34 -inch by 3 inches. Ji per 100. 

Labels, Boddington’s Zinc. (P. 139. fig. ii.) For trees or pots, 
to be written on with indelible ink, with quill or stylus. 100 





No. 4. Pot Labels. 5 x i in Ji 

No. 15. 434 X 34 in. 

No. 21. Tree and Plant Label, with two eyelets, for attach- 
ing to stake or stem. 4 x i34 >n i 

No. 5. Tree and Plant Labels, 3 34 x 234 in l 

No. 13. Tree and Plant Labels. 2 J 4 x i 34 in 

Pencils, Garden, Wolfl’s Indelible Black. (P. 139. fig. 12.) For 
wooden labels. 15 cts. each. 

Indelible Ink for marking labels. (P. 139. fig. 13.) 50 cts. 

Mats, Frost-Proof Burlap. Made of strong burlap cloth filled 
with wool and quilted edges firmly bound. 

No. 2. Waterproof Duck, one side, 40x76 in.. J1.25 ea.. J14 per doz. 
No. 2. Waterproof Duck, one side. 76x76 in., J2 each, J23 per doz. 
No. 3. Waterproof Duck, both sides, 40x76 in., Ji.soea., J17 per doz. 
No. 3. Waterproof Duck, both sides, 76x76 in., J2.50 ea., J28 per doz. 
Mats, Straw. For covering sashes, etc. 6x6 feet. J1.75. 

Melon Nets, Imported. (P. 139, fig. 20.) J1.25 per doz., J9. 50 per 100. 
Mole Traps, Olmsted’s Improved. (P. 141. fig. 102.) J1.50 each. 

The Reddick. (P. 141. fig. 103.) Powerful spring; easily set. Ji ea. 
Paper, Manilla Wrapping. For cut-flowers. Sheets 24 x 36 inches, 
10 cts. per lb.; ream. 50 lbs., J4. 

White Tissue. Sheets. 24 x 36 in., 25c. per lb.; ream, 10 lbs., J2. 
Manilla Tissue, Brown. For cut-flowers. Sheets 24 x 36 inches. 
25 cts. per lb.; $2 per ream. 

Parceling. Sheets, 20 x 30 inches. 24 x 30 inches. 30 x 40 inches, 8 
cts. per lb.; ream. 50. 60 and 100 lbs., respectively, 10 cts. per lb. 
Waxed. Thin white. 18 x 24 inches. 40 cts. per lb.; 5 lbs., 
Plant-protecting Cloth. A simple and cheap method for protect- 
ing half-hardy creepers upon walls, and also young growing 
plants in the spring and fall that are growing in frames. This 
cloth is water-proof and will last for years. Per yd. 100 yd*. 

36 inches wide, medium grade Jo 12 Jio 00 

36 inches wide, heavy grade 18 15 00 

36 inches wide, drill grade 




Arthur T. Boddington , 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 

Putty Bulb, Rubber (Scollay's). (P. 139. fig. 21.) For applying 
soft putty and white lead in glazing. $1.50. 

Putty, Twemlow’s Old English Glazing. Can be used with 
machine or bulb. Makes a solid bed impervious to moisture, 
holds glass in place and is not affected by weather, i, 2 or 3 gallons, 
Ji.7S per gallon; 5- and lo-gallon buckets, $1.50 per gallon. 
RaSia. (P. 139, fig. 14.) For tying. 25 cts. per lb., 90 cts. for 5 lbs., 
$1.50 for 10 lbs. 

Extra long, fresh and heavy. 35c. per lb.. $1.50 for 5 lbs., for 

10 lbs. 

Silkaline. (P. 139. fig. 15.) For stringing smilax, etc. Fast green 
colors; will not fade or break. Per spool Per box 

FFF Coarse. 2-oz. spools, i lb.. in box, 8 spools $0 25 $l 50 

FF. Medium. 2-oz. spools, i lb. in box, 8 spools. ... 25 i 50 

F'. F'ine. 2-oz. spools, i lb. in bdx, 8 sf>ools 25 150 

Sash, Hotbed. L. & B. best. Made from clean cypress, glazed and 
4)aiiued. $4.50 each, i45 per doz. 

Seed-Case, Mouse-Proof. Handsomely finished in hard wood, 
with galvanized drawers inside. It stands 45 inches high and is 
25 inches wide, and has 60 compartments. $20. 

Styptic. (P. 147, fig. 149.) To prevent bleeding in grape-vines. 
$1.25 per bottle. 


Bamboo Canes, Chinese. (P. 139. fig. 3.) These are the genuine 

Chinese stakes, being very’ strong and heavy. 100 1,000 

4 feet, heavy $i 75 S15 00 

5 feet, heavy 2 25 20 00 

6 feet, heavy 2 75 25 00 

7 feet, heavy 3 00 27 50 

8 feet, extra heavy 12 00 too 00 

Bamboo Canes, Japanese. (P. 139. figs. 4 and 5.) For garden or 
house plants. Durable, attractive, strong and extremely in- 
expensive. Just the thing for hyacinths, freesias, lilies, etc. 

Painted green (P. 139. fig. 4) 

18 inches. 
24 inches. 
36 inches. 
42 inches. 

Unpainted (P. 139. fig. 5) 

5 to 6 ft 

6 ft 

7 to 8 ft 

Carnation Supports, Model Extension — 

Dahlia Poles. No. 22. (P. 130, fig. 6. ) Round, p 
long, tapered ends, both white; very strong. 

3 feet 

4 feet 

5 feet 

6 feet 

Stakes for Hyacinths. (P. 139. fig. 7.) Very 

hyacinths and other plants; stained green. 

3-16 inch thick, 12 inches long 

3-16 inch thick, 18 inches long 

Stakes for Plants. No. ii. Round, painted green. 
Doz. 100 

2 feet $0 so $3 00 

3 feet 75 5 50 

Stakes, Galvanized Wire. No. 

Per 100 1,000 

3 feet Si 50 S12 00 

3 'A feet I 75 13 00 

4 feet 2 00 15 00 

5 feet, extra heavy 

6 feet, extra heavy 
8 wire. 



$0 40 

$3 00 


3 50 


5 00 


7 00 


8 00 

I 00 

9 00 

1 1 00 

8 00 

10 00 

15 00 



$3 00 

3 50 

ted green, with 



lo 75 

16 00 

I 00 

8 00 

I 25 

10 00 

I 50 

12 00 

ul for staking 



$0 30 

52 50 


3 00 

, I 00 

7 50 



$i 25 

$9 00 

' I 50 

10 50 

' 2 25 

18 00 

Per 100 


.$2 25 $17 00 

. 2 50 

19 00 

. 3 00 

23 00 

Tomato Supports, New Model. (Wire.) Three rings, three legs. 
Same can be had with cork.screw anchor. 35 cts. each. $3.50 per 
doz., $25 per 100. 

Model. (Wire.) Two rings, three legs. 20 cts. each. $2 per doz., 
$15 per 100. 

Perfection. 36 inches high, 16 inches wide; made of wood and will 
not burn the vines in hot weather or cut them off when wet and 
swayed by the wind. Ends creosoted. Can be unfolded without 
damage and stored away for following season's use. 30 cts. each, 
{3 per doz., $20 per 100. 

Lever, Blake’s, Clip. (P. 139. fig. 16.) For fastening rose and chry- 
santhemum wire stakes. A labor-saving device. Blake's lever 
clip is the "tie that binds.” It binds the wire to the stakes. A 
failure is unknown. 90 cts. per box (500 to the box), $1.50 

Tubs, Boddlng^n’s Cedar Plant — (P. 139. fig. 22.) 

Outside top diam. Outside height Price 

No. I. 28 in. 22 in Js SO 

No. 2. 26 in. 20 in 5 00 

No. 3. 24 in. i8J^ in 4 25 

No. 4. 22 in. 17 in 3 60 

No. 5. 20 in. 16 in 3 00 

No. 6. i8J^in. 15 in 2 35 

No. 7. 17 in. 14 in i 95 

No. 8. 16 in. 13 in i 70 

No. 9. 14 in. 12 in i 40 

No. 10. 12 in. 9J^ in i 25 

No. II. 10^5 in. 9 in 95 

No. 12. 9)^ in. 8 in 80 

No. 13. 8 in. 7 in 70 

Twine. Heavy and light parceling. Ball. 25 cts. 

Twine, Green. For stringing smilax. Ball. 25 cts. 

Twine, Soft. For tying vines, etc.; very strong. 3- and S-ply. 
Large balls, 20 cts. 

Tarred Yarn. Excellent, low-priced material for raspberries, 
shrubs, etc. Lb. 15 cts. 

Tarred Marline. Of better quality than the above; twisted in 
strands. In s-lb. balls. Lb. 18 cts. 

Wadding Cotton. For packing plants and flowers in extremely 
cold weather; affords safe protection in transit. $4.75 per 100 sheets, 
$18 for 480 sheets. Sheets 40 x 40 in. 

Wax, Grafting. (P. 147, fig. 133.) For grafting, or cuts and bruises 
on trees. Per package, 10 cts., 20 cts. and 30 cts. 

Wire, Bouquet, Florists’ Annealed. Nos. 22, 23 and 24, in coils 
of 12 lbs.. Si. 50 per coil. 

Florists’ Bright. Cut in lengths. In boxes of 12 lbs. (one stone). 
12 in. and 18 in. long. No. 22 Wire. $1.50; No. 24 Wire. Si.7S. 


Compass. (P. 141. fig. 63.) Our illustration shows a new gardeners' 
compass invented by Mr. James Livingstone. The improvement 
is in the fact that the arm registers the number of feet that you 
wish to dissect or measure. It will be an exceptionally good tool 
for the gardener who wishes to be exact in planting his trees, bulbs, 
etc. Made of hard wood, with brass ferrules, .and stands about 4)^ 

feet high, and will measure up to 6 feet. $4 each. Each 

Dibbles, Steel-pointed. (P. 141. fig. 104.) Small size lo 35 

Large size 45 

English Daisy Grubbers. (P. 141, fig. 70.) 50 

Fork, Digging or Spading. (P. 141, fig. 64.) 75c. to l 00 

Hay or Stable. (P. 141, fig. 65.) 50c. to 75 

Ladles’ Short-handled or Strawberry. (P. 141, fig. 66.)... 40 

Mantire. (P. 141. fig. 67.) Long- and short-handled. 75c. to i 00 

Ballast. (P. 141. fig. 68.) Square tines. 8 tines i 50 

10 tines I 75 

Weeding. (P. 141, fig. 69.) No. i, 15 cts. each; No. 2 25 

Garden Cultivator, “Victor” Adjustable. (P. 141. fig. 71.) 

By means of the thumb-screws the blades can be adjusted 

to different angles, or either of the blades removed l 00 

Planet Jr. Double Wheel Hoe, No. 12 . Packed weight, 

34 lbs. One pair of 6-inch hoes; two pairs of hollow steel 
cultivator teeth; one pair of plows; one pair of leaf-lifters. 

Price, with attachments 7 00 

Glass Cutter. Diamond $3 and 4 00 

Steel wheel 15 

Hoes, Draw or Com. (P. 141. fig. 72.) 45 

Grub 50 

Scuffle, Dutch or Push. (P. 141. fig. 73.) 4 to 9 in. 

40C.. 50c. and 60 

Warren, Triangula. (P. 141, fig. 74.) 60c., 70c. and 75 

Onion. 7-inch; solid shank 50 

Onion, Narrow. (P. 141, fig. 75.) 7-inch by i*^-inch; solid 

shank 50 

Meadow. (P. 141. fig. 76.) 8-inch solid shank 50 

9-inch solid shank 60 

Planters’. 7 V$-inch 50 

8 H-inch 60 

Bog, Heavy. (P. 141. fig. 77.) 6 inches wide i 25 

Handle 25 

Lawn Mowers and Rollers, are offered on page 148. 

Pruning Hook and Saw Combined, “Little Giant.” 

(P. 143, fig. 56.) Saw can be removed when desired; attaches 
to a pole of any length 2 00 

Pruning Saws. (P. 143. fig. 62.) Various sizes and kinds.. . . 

70c. to I 25 

Rakes, “Automatic Lawn.” A backward motion of the 
operator will clean all the teeth at once. 

26 teeth. (P. 141, fig. 79.) o 80 

38 teeth I 00 

Steel, Reversible. (P. 141, fig. 80.) For lawns 60 

The New Rake Attachment. (P. 141. fig. 78.) For cutting weeds 
in walks or in the garden when raking. 25 cts. each, per doz. 




Arthur T. Boddington. 342 West 14th St.. New Vork City 


Rakes, Wooden. (P. 141, fig. 81.) For lawns $0 30 

English or Daisy $3 to 3 50 

American Garden. (P. 141. fig. 82.) Stecl-handlcd . . 40c. to 60 

Hoe-Rake. Combined. (P. 141. fig. 83.) 4 tines 50 

6 tines 60 

Gravel Rake. (P. 141, fig. 84.) 14 teeth 65 

16 teetli 75 

18 teeth 90 

Cast-Steel Regular Shank Rake. (P. 141, fig. 85.). . .8 to 

20 teeth 50C. to I 00 

Cast-Steel Bow Shank Rake. (P. 141, fig. 86.) 14 teeth... 75 

16 teeth 85 

Hay. (P. 141. fig. 81) 12 to 14 teeth 2Scts. to 50 

Scythes, English Lawn. Cast steel, 34 to 38 inches 

$ 1 . 50 , $ 1.60 and I 75 

Scythe Snathe or Handle, Patent Loop-Heel. (P. 141, fig. 

87) I 00 

Scj’the Stones, Round Dressed Talacre. (P. 143, fig. 60.) 

per doz., $1.50. . 15 

Scythe Rifles, Triple Emery-covered. (P. 143. fig. 61) 15 

Shears, Hedge, Ridal’s English Patent. (P. 143. fig. 57.) 

The best Shears on the market. 9-in 3 50 

Grass Border, Best English. (P. 141, fig. 92.) 8, 9 and 

10 inches S2.50, $2.75 and 3 00 

Sheep or Grass. (P. 143, fig. 58.) 7-inch blade 75 

Shovels, Ames’ Crucible Steel — 

D-Handle, Round Point l 25 

Long Handle, Round Point. (P. 141. fig. 88.) i 25 

D-Handle, Square Point. (P. 141. fig. 89.) i 25 

Long Handle, Square Point. (P. 141, fig. go.) i 25 

Sickles, or Grass Hooks, English. (P. 143, fig. 59.) 

60 cts., 75 cts. and i 00 

Spade, D- or Long Handle, Square, Crucible Steel. (P. 141, 

fig. 9 >.) I 2 S 

Tree Scrapers. (P. 141. fig. 93.) Best steel 55 

Trowels, Solid Steel, Concave Shanks. (P. 141, fig. 94.) 

No. 90, 6-inch 35 

English Pattern, Riveted Shank. (P. 141, fig. 94.) No. 

21, 6-inch 35 

Solid Steel Socket Shank. (P. 141, fig. 95.) 6-inch 50 

7-inch 75 

Transplanting. (P. 141, fig. 96.) 6-inch 25 

Turfing Iron, or Sod Cutter, English. For lifting 

sods 5 00 

Weeders, “Easy” 35 

Hazeltine. iP. 141. fig. 98.) 25 

Elzcelsior (P. 141, fig. 99.) 15 

Eureka Weeding Fork 25 

Weeding Hook 15 

Weeding Fork. (P. 141, fig. 100.) 15 cts. and 25 

Improved “Imperial” Weeding Gouge, Long Handle. 

(P. 141. fig. loi.) 50 

Weed Cutter, Long Handle 50 

Cleveland’s Lawn Weeder. (P. 141, fig. 107.) The curved edge 
of the blade enters and loosens the soil; pressure on the 
lever then causes the toothed jaw to grasp the plant, and 
a slight pull suffices to dislodge it without disturbing the. 

surrounding sod 75 

Weed Eradicator, “The Wikeham.” (P. 141, fig. 108.) For 
the application of liquid Weed Killers to dandelions, plan- 
tains, etc.; it pierces the crown of the weed and at the 

same time injects the liquid poison 4 50 

The Utica Lawn Trimmer. (P. 141. fig. 109.) For trimming 
the edges of lawns, flower-beds, around trees, posts, monu- 
ments and shrubbery. Also all places not reached by a 
lawn mower. Will do in a few minutes the work it would 

take hours to do with shears 5 00 

Hall’s Dandelion Puller. (P. 141. fig. 1 10.) Cutting them off 
is a waste of time and energy. They are bound to grow again 
— chemicals disfigure the lawn. The easiest and most effec- 
tive way is to kc-ep the dandelions up and out 50 


Asparagus Knives, English (saw-blade). (P. 143. fig. 43.)... l 00 

Granite State. (P. 141 , fig. 43 A.) 50 

Knives, Saynor’s Celebrated English. Best made. 

No. 401. Budding. (P. 143. fig. 44.) 135 

No. 204B. Budding, brasw-bound 2 25 

No. 343. Budding. 2 blades l 50 

No. 403. Budding, long-handled. (P. 143, fig. 45.) 1 50 

Boddington’s 2 -bladed. Brass-bound at ends; very 

strong. (P. 143, fig. 46.) '. I 25 

No. 938. Pruning. (P. 143. fig. 47.) i 75 

.No. 196. Pruning; 2 blades. (P. 143. fig. 48.) 2 25 

No. 187. Pruning. (P. 143. fig. 49.) 1 50 

Scissors, Grape -thinning, Saynor’s. For thinning the 

bunch. If by mail, add 5 cts. each extra. Each 

6- inch. (P. 143. fig. 50.) Ji 00 

7- inch. (P. 143, fig. 51.) I 20 

8- inch. (P. 143. fig. 52.) I 50 

Pruning Shears, Boddington’s Model French. (P. 143. fig. 53.) 


6t^-inch Si 35 

7)4-iuch I 50 

8-inch I 75 


gl^inch $2 00 

lo'^-inch 2 25 

By mail, 10 cts. extra. Elxtra springs 30 

Flower - gathering Scissors. (P. 143. fig. 54.) Combined 

flower-cutter, holder and wire-cutter. Spring pattern 1 25 

English Flower- gathering Scissors. (P. 143, fig. 55.) Will 
cut and hold the flower. 6-inchcs, $1.50; 8 ineffies i 75 


Japanned. (P. 143, fig. 37.) Tin case, lo-and 12-in., 60 cts. and 
75 cts. each. 

Self -registering (maximum and minimum). (P. 143, fig. 38.) 
$3.75 each. 

Mushroom Bed. (P. 143, fig. 39.) Galvanized frame, wood handles, 
and mercury bath, so constructed as to insure accurate tempera- 
ture reading instantly. $2 each. 

Hick’s English Self -registering. Japanned. (P. 143, fig. 40.) 
Tin case, white porcelain indicator, highly finished. The most 
accurate Thermometer manufactured. 8-inch, J6.50; to-inch, 
$7.50; 12-inch, $10. 

Polished Coppered Case Storm Glass. (P. 143. fig. 41.) Silvered 
or oxidized metal scale, tube mounted with polished copper 
trimmings. No. 73. $i each. 

8-inch Thermometer. (P. 143. fig. 42.) Metal scale, mercury or 
spirit magnifying tube, in finely polished coppered case, for out- 
door use. No. 103 14 - 75 cts. each. 

Thermometers for incubators and dairy can be supplied at 
lowest prices. 

Thermostat, Style 1 . This will be found far more reliable than the 
old method of having a thermometer attached to an ordinary’ ther- 
mostat and bell. In this case the thermostat combines the two; 
it can be set to sound an alarm at any temperature desired, and 
is positively accurate. Furnished complete with the exception of 
wire, battery and bell, which can be purchased for a small sum 
and installed by anyone. Price, all brass, not waterproof style. 
$7; waterproof style, $12. 


Alpha Sprayer. The premier English compressed air sprayer. 
(P. 143, fig. 23.) This Sprayer eclipses anything yet put on the 
market. Makes a beautiful, fine spray which covers a large area. 
Adapted for spraying under foliage; works automatically by com- 
pressed air. Sold in two sizes: No. 3 (holds 4 qts.), S11.50; No. i.\ 
(holds 2 qts.), $9.50. 

“Auto-Spray” No. 1 (Knapsack). (P. 143, fig. 27.) Is thoroughly 
substantial and constructed along mechanical lines. It is 
used by nearly, if not all, the State Experiment Stations, and 
by the United States Government. Ai. brass tank, with stop- 
cock. $6.75; Bi, brass tank, w'ith auto-^p, S7.65; brass strainer, 
$1. Prices and catalogues of The E. G. Brown Co. auto-spray 
(traction) maebinerv upon application. 

“Auto Spray” No. 37 . (P. 143, fig. 28.) This is made by The E. 
C. Brown Co., of Rochester, N. Y. Useful for insecticides and dis- 
infectants, and can be operated at any angle. Just the article needed 
by amateurs. Galvanized tank, S1.25 each ; brass, each. 

Hose, x^uuoer, Boddington’s Quality Non-Bonkable. (P. 145, 
fig. 1 2 1.) Made of pure rubber by a special process, does not 
crack or scale, and will not kink. We can supply in any length if 
advised at time of ordering. Guaranteed for one year. Ji-inch. 
$5 for 25 feet, $9.50 for 50 feet, $18 per 100 feet. 

Boddington’s Jumbo. Extra-heavy, 6-ply. specially adapted for 
lawns and where high pressure of water i« used. ?4'inch. 25 cts. 
per foot, cut in any length, with couplings. 

The Revero is a molded, indestructible Hose for the lawn, green- 
house. stable and garage. Being of continuous length, you can 
get any length wanted up to 500 feet in one piece. — thereby 
avoiding leaky couplings whenever long lengths are necessary. 
Revero Garden Hose will not kink or burst at a sharp angle as 
does the old style or commonly termed “Wrapped Duck Con- 
struction.” Cut any length desired and fitted with couplings. 
Ji-inch, 20 cts. per foot, ‘2-inch. 18 cts. per foot. 

Hose Couplers, “Quick as Wink.” (P. 145. fig. 118.) Price, set 
D and B. 80 cts. each; $8 per doz. 

Hose Couplings, Brass. (P. 145, fig. 119.) ) 2-inch and ’i-inch. 

15 cts. each. 

Hose Clamps. (P. 145. fig. 120.) J^inch and *■^-inch. 75c. per doz. 

Hose Menders, Cooper’s. ?^-inch 10 cts. each, 5 i per doz. 






Arthur T. Boddington . 342 West 14 th St.. New Vork City 

Kinney Pump. (P. 143, fig. 24.) For distributing water and 
manure through tlie hose at the same time. $2. 

Lawn Sprinkler, “Cyclone.” This low-down three-arm Sprinkler 
stands about l foot in height, is well made and runs easily, the 
head and arms nickel-plated and being on sled runners instead 
of legs has made it very popular, the advantage being that they 
can be pulled over the lawn easily without damage to the turf. $2. 
Combination. .Made in iron with brass slide and thumb-nut. 
nickel-plated throughout. When tlie brass slide is pulled back, 
the usual full-circle spray results. When it is pushed forward, a 
half-circle spray is obtained. Ji.2S. 

Portable. This Sprinkler can be used as a fountain by changing 
the jet. 4-arm, S3. 75; 8-arm, S4.50. 

The Fountain. (P. 145. fig. 116.) Made of heavy brass. 8 inches 
in diameter. Easily moved over the lawn without turning off 
the water. Si. 

The Kopesay. (P. 145, fig. 115.) Used on Jamestown Expo- 
sition grounds, 1907. Acknowledged by all users to be the 
acme of perfection in the sprinkling line. Si each, Sio per doz. 
The Turbine. (P. 145, fig. 117.) Simple and effective. $2 each. 
The Twin Comet. The tliree upper arms revolve rapidly, sprink- 
ling meanwhile, and carrying around a slowly revolving nozzle, 
which sprinkles the ground for a great distance. Height, 17 in., 
Ss each. 

Sprinklers, Seollay. (P. 143, fig. 25.) 8-oz. Large, Si. 23; small. 60c. 
Angle Neck. $1.2$. 

Stott Sprayer. (P. 143, fig. 26.) A splendid aid; sprays under 
foliage perfectly. Si. 50 each. 

S>Tinge, “Abol.” (P. 143. fig. 29.) The best brass hand-syringe 
manufactured, with angle-neck attachment. No. 6, S7.50 each. 

S>Tinge, Reed’s Patent. (P. 143. fig. 30.) Extra-heavy brass 
syringe, 20 x ij^ inches. English-made. Two roses and one jet, 
with quick-filling valves. S7.S0 each. 

Schubert’s Sprinkler. (P. 143. fig. 31.) Can be used for either 
watering or syringing; especially recommended for greenhouse 
purposes. Si. 50 each. 

Turbine Shower Tree Sprayer. (P. 145, fig. 117.) Used with 
conspicuous success in the New York City parks. Si. 25. 

Spray Nozzle, The Boston Graduating. (P. 143, fig. 33.) Throws 
a coarse or fine spray or a solid stream. J^-inch, 50 cts. ; postage 
extra, 5 cts. 

The Boston Rose Hose Sprinkler. (P. 143, fig. 34.) A wide-face 
nozzle with numerous small holes, giving a gentle shower that 
will not disturb the soil. 3-in. face. Si; 4-in. face $1.25. 

Sprayer, Hand (Muratori’s Patent). (P. 143, fig. 35.) Invaluable 
for spraying orchids and other plants hanging from the rafters of 
a greenhouse; especially adapted for ladies in the garden. Works 
automatically by compressed air. S12 each. 

Spray Nozzle, The Newport. (P. 143, fig. 36.) With a screw-lever 
the spray can be made as fine as dew, or with the force of a pelting 
rain. Excellent for getting under foliage of roses, palms, etc.; where 
force is needed to keep down red spider, etc. Brass. Si each. 

Watering Pots, Haw’s Pattern. (P. 145, fig. iii.) No. o, 3-qt., 
shelf, 9-inch spout, one rose and extra joint, S2. No. i. 3-qt., 
japanned, two roses. S2.S0. No. 2. 4-qt.. japanned, two roses. S3. 
-No. 3. 6-qt., japanned, two roses. $3.50. No. 4. 8-qt.. japanned, 
two roses. S4. No. 5, lo-qt., japanned, one rose and spreader, 

Watering Pots, “The Phiiadelphia.” (P. 145, fig. 112.) W'ith 
brass joints and two copper-faced roses. 6-qt. $2, 8-qt. S2.25, 
lo-qt. S2. 50. i2-(it. S2.7S. 

Watering Pots, French. (P. 145, fig. 113.) Brass handles and 
joints, two copper-faced roses; coarse and fine. 6-qt. $2.50, 8-qt. 
S2.75. lo-qt. $3. 

Watering Pots, Strawberry or Shell. (P. 145, fig. 114.) Gal- 
vanized; holds 3 qts., $1.25. 

Woodason’s Atomizer. (P. 143. fig. 32.) For liquid insecticides. 
Si. so and Sz. 50 each. . 


Aphine. (P. 147, fig. 122.) Effective against plant-sucking insects, 
such as green, black or white fly; red spider, thrip, mealy bug, 
brown and white scale. :Used as a spray or wash, diluted in water 
in the proportions as dlt'^ctcd on each can. An excellent cleanser 
for house plants. Mpt- 40 els'., pt. 65 cts., qt. $i, gal. $2.50. 

Aphis Punk. A paper that has been thoroughly saturated with 
nicotine. Used for fumigating, giving off dense fumes of nicotine. 
Excellent for aphis, thrip. white and green fly, also red spider. 
(For use in greenhouses only.) Pkg. 60 cts., }6.50 for 12 pkgs. 

Ant Exterminator. (P. 147, fig. 123.) Will destroy or drive away | 
black ants from lawns, trees, plants, houses or other affected 
locality. Lb. tins. 80 cts. 

Arsenate of Lead. (P. 147. fig. 124.) For spraying, etc. Lb. 
30 cts., 2 lbs. 50 cts..*s lbs. to so lbs. at 15 cts. per lb. 

Asbestos Torches. For destroying caterpillars' nests on branches 
of trees. 50 cts. each; with pole, 30 cts. extra. 

Bug Death. (P. 147, fig. 125.) Non-poisonous. Effective where 
paris green and other dangerous powders are employed. 5 lbs. 50 
cts., i2V$ibs. $1. 100 lbs. 17.50. 

Bordeaux Mixture. (P. 147. fig. 126.) Dry, i-lb. box 25 cts., 

4 lbs. and over at 22 cts. per lb., so-lb. keg Jio; liquid, pt. 30 cu.. 
qt. 50 cts., 2 qts. ii. gal. $1.75. 

Carter’s Worm Killer. For worms in golf-greens, tennis-courts, 
etc. This powder can be applied at the rate of one-half pound 
per square yard and thoroughly watered. 25 lbs. $2, 50 lbs. I3.50. 
100 lbs. $6. 

Copper Solution, Ammoniated. (P. 147, fig. 127.) One quart of 
solution to 25 (|uarts of water. Qt. $1. 

Climax Lawn Sand. (P. 147, fig. 128.) Kills every wc*ed that 
grows on grass lawns and also improves the grass. Full instruc- 
tions for using with all packages. 3J4-Ib. tin can 60 cts., 7-lb. tin 
can $1. 14-lb. tin can Ji.7S, 28-lb. wooden keg $3. s6-lb. wooden 
keg $5.50, ii2-lb. wooden keg $g. 

Cutworm Food (Warnecke's). The best exterminator of cutworms. 
Directions on package. 5 lbs. 85 cts., 10 lbs. $1.35. 100 lbs. $8.50. 

Fir-Tree Oil. (P. 147, fig. 129.) Death to mealy bugs, red spider, 
and all other insect pests. Pt. $1. qt. ii.7S, Mgal. i3. gal. $5.50. 

Fir-Tree Oil Soap, Stott’s. (P. 147, fig. 130.) >^-Ib. can 30 cts., 
2-lb. can 85 cts. 

Fish-Oil Soap. (P. 147, fig. 131.) Lb. 18 cts., 3-lb. box 40 cts., 
25 lbs. $3, 100 lbs. $10. 

Flowers of Sulphur. Lb. loc., 10 lbs. 75c., 25 lbs. and over at 6c. lb. 

Fungine. (P. 147. fig. 132.) An infallible remedy for mildew, rust, 
wilt, bench-rot and other blights affecting flowers, fruits, etc. 
yipt. 30 cts.. pt. so cts., qt. 75 cts., gal. {2, lo-gal. keg {15. 

Gishurst’s Compound. 50 cts. per box. 

Hammond Grape Dust. (P. 147, fig. 134.) s-lb. pkg. 35 cts.. 
loo-lb. keg $5.50. 

Hammond’s Slug-Shot. (P. 147, fig. 135.) s-lb. pkg., 35 cts., 
lo-lb. pkg. 60 cts., 100 lbs. 15.50. 

Hellebore Powder. (P. 147. fig. 136.) One ounce to three gallons, 
i-lb. box 25 cts., 2-lb. box 40 cts. 

Herbicide. A liquid weed-killer, i gallon diluted with forty gallons 
of water, will thoroughly clean square feet of ground of all 
weeds. 2-gal. keg {2.75, S-gal. keg $5.50, lo-gal. keg $10. 

Imp Soap Spray. (P. 147, fig. 137.) Peculiarly effective against 
red spider, on fruit, etc., rose bug. white, black and green fly. 
mealy bug, thrip, aphis, and other insect pests on fruit, flowers 
and foliage. Qt. 50 cts., gal. $1.50. 5 gals. $7. 

Kerosene Emulsion. (P. 147, fig. 138.) Qt. 50 cts., gal. {1.25. 

5 gals. S5-50- 

Lemon Oil. (P. 147, fig. 139.) Pt. 50 cts., qt. 75 cts.. Kgal- Ji.25, 
gal. $2.25. 5 gals. $10. 

Nicoticide. (P. 147. fig. 140.) Directions on packages. Pt.. suffi- 
cient for 32.000 cubic feet. $2.50. gal. {15. 

Nikoteen. (P. 147, fig. 141.) A thorough exterminator of insects. 
Pt. bottle ji.50. 10 pts. J14. 

Nico-Fume. (P. 147. fig. 142.) Packed in tins. 24 sheets Ji, 144 
sheets. S4.50. 288 sheets f8.50. 

Nico-Fume Liquid. (P. 147. fig. 143.) Lb. $2, 4 lbs. $7. 8 lbs. $13.50. 

Paris Green. (P. 147. fig. 144.) For the destruction of potato 
bugs. Lb. 50 cts.. 5 lbs. $2.25. 

Readeana. Rose bug exterminator, kills all insects which infest 
trees and plants, especially useful on roses and chrysanthemums. 
24-oz. bottle Si, i gal. $4, 5 gals, and over at $3.50 per gal. 

Sealine. Can be applied in the growing and dormant season. Qt. 75c., 
gal. $1.50, 5 gals. $6.25, lo-gal. keg $10. bbl. (50 gals.) $37-30. 

Scalecide. (P. 147. fig. 145.) For spraying trftes. etc. Gal. $1, 
drum of 5 gals. S3. 25. 

Sodium Cyanide for Edwards' Cyaniding Apparatus. ' (P. 147, 
fig. 146.) $1.50 per lb. , 

Tobacco Dust. The burning or dusting kind. 5 lbs. will fumigate,a 
house 100 X 25 feet. Put up in lOo-lb. bags for $4. 

Tobacco Stems. loo-lb. bale $2. 300 lbs. $5. 

Vermine. A soil sterilizer and germicide for all soil vermin, such as 
cut-, eel-, wire- and grub-worms, slugs, rcxjt-lice, maggots and 
ants. Pt. 65 cts., qt. $i, gal. $3. 5-gal. keg $12,50. 

Weed Killer, Target Brand. (P. 147. fig. 147.) Quartan suffi- 
cient to make 6 gallons of liquid, 50 cts.; gallon can. suflnaent to 
make 25 gallons of liquid, >1.50; 5-gal. keg, sufficient to make 
125 gallons of liquid, $5. 

X-L-All Liquid Insecticide. (P. 147, fig. 148.) English prep- 
aration for spraying; harmless to very delicate plants; kills mealy 
bug, red spider, and all insect pests. i^ga\. $2. gal. $3.50. 

X-L-All Vaporizing Compound. Claimed to be the most easy, 
effectual and cheapest method of fumigating greenhouses and 
frames ever invented. In dry cake form, box of 80 cakes for 
$10.50, 15 cts. per cake. Each cake sufficient for 1,000 cubic feet. 
No. I. $8.00 bottle contains sufficient for 40,000 cubic feet of space. 
No. 2. $4.50 " " '' 20.000 

No. 3. $2.50 '■ " " 10.000 

No. 4. $1.25 " " '' 5.000 





Arthur T.Boddinfiton. 342 West 14th St.. New York City 


Vaporizer, Campbell’s Patent Sulphur. (P. 147. fig. 150.) 
Designed to vaporize sulpliur in greenhouses without danger. 

Mast useful for killing mildew anti other fungous diseases. Each 

No. I. For houses up to 5.000 cubic feet of space $b 00 

No. 2. For houses up to cubic feet of space 7 50 

Glass Balls for preceding. (P. 147. fig. 151.) Per box of 6, 15c. 
Yellow Powder. Per tin. 20 cts. 

Hollow or Solid Wicks for either size. 15 cts. 

Nlcoticide Fumigator. (P. 147, fi^^ 152.) 75 cts. 

X-L-AU Vaporizer. iP. 147. fig. 1-53.^ Lamp and stand com- 

4*. .' ., I so 

Smaller size, complete i 25 

Edward’s English Cyaniding Apparatus. (P. 147. fig. 154.) 

$2.75 each; sodium cyanitle. Si .50 (ler lb.; glass measures. 50c. . 
Bellows, Powder, Woodason’s. (P. 147, fig. 155.) Single- ; 

cone, large size 2 50 

Single-cone, small size (P. 147. fig. 156.) i Jo 

Double-cone. (P. 147. fig. 157.) 3- 50 

Sulphur Blower. For distributing sulphur and other in- 
sect icirles 5 00 


ASHES, CANADA HARDWOOD. (P. 148. fig. 159.) Apply one to 
two tons to the acre, as one heavy application will help much 
more than the same quantity would applied in fractions. Bbl. 
of about 200 lbs. $3. ton of 2,000 lbs., in bbls., S24; by car, $22 
]K‘r ton. 

Blood, Dried or Ground. Excellent stimulant for palms, ferns, 
carnations, etc. 10 lbs. 75 cts., 50 lbs. S3. 100 lbs. Ss. 

Blood and Bone. Invaluable for garden and field crops, grape- 
vines. etc. 100 lbs. S2.50, ton S45. 

Bon Arbor, Dry. 5 lbs. Si. 80. 

Bon Arbor. A liquid plant food good for all plants. It inv’igorates. 
promotes growth, increases the crop and causes it to mature earlier. 
Put up in I- and 2-gallon kegs. S2 per gallon; in 25-gallon barrels. 
Si. 50 per gallon; in 50-gallon barrels. Si. 25 per gallon. 

BONE FERTILIZERS. Quantity required for permanent pasture 
and mowing lands, one-half to one ton to the acre. F'or trees and 
vines, two to four quarts each. For top-dressings, to 1,500 
lbs. to the acre. For field ami garden crops, three-fourths to one 
ton broadcasted and harrowed in. For rose-beds, pot-plants, etc., 
one part to about fifty of soil. 

Bone Dust for Quick Action. (P. 148. fig. 161.) Effective as a 
top-dressing and for mixing in soil. 100 lbs. S3. i66-lb. bag. S4.50. 
ton S4S- 

Bone Meal ior General Use. (P. 148, fig. 160.) Pure ground bone, 
not quite so finely ground as the preceding. 100 lbs. S2.75, 200 
lbs. S4.50. ton S42.50. 

Bone Meal for Roses. For use under glass; the highest quality 
obtainable. 100 lbs. S3, 200 lbs. S5.50. ton S50. 

Bone, Crushed, Coarse. For vine borders, etc. }/$-inch to i-inch, 
or J^-inch to 3'2-inch, 100 lbs. S3, ton Sso. 

Charcoal, Dust. Keeps the soil sweet. Useful for mixing with your 
potting soil. Lb. 25 cts.. 10 lbs. 75 cts., 100 lbs. S5. 

Clay’s Fertilizer. (P. 148. fig. 158.) A celebrated English fer- 
tilizer for both garden and greenhouse use. Highly concentrated, 
therefore economical notwithstanding its apparently high price. 
Bag of 14 lbs. Si. 25, 28 lbs. $2.25, 56 lbs. S4, 112 lbs. S7. 

Farmogerm. High-bred nitrogen-gathering bacteria for clover, 
alfalfa, garden peas, sweet peas, beans and other legumes. Bac- 
teria produces nodules on the roots of legumes such as peas, beans, 
clovers, etc. The nodules are eight per cent pure nitrates. Bac- 
teria makes nodules; nodules mean nitrates; nitrates mean big 
crops. All ready to use simply by moistening the seeds before 
planting. Price, in acre sizes, S2 each ; in garden size, 50 cts. each. 
In ordering, state what legume you wish to plant. 

Horn Shavings. For mixing in potting soil ; especially useful for 
chrysanthemums and orchids. 25 lbs. $2, 50 lbs. 53. 25, 100 lbs. 56. 

Humus Alphanus (Nature’s Fertilizer). \ splendid manure 
for lawns, flowers and vegetables ; odorless and carries no weed 
seeds. 100 lbs. 51.7.S. ton Sz.s. 

Ichthemic Guano. (P. 148. fig. 162.) A celebrated English ferti- 
lizer; an ideal plant-food. 28 lbs. 52.50. 56 lbs. 54, 112 lbs. 57. 

Kainit, or German Potash Salt. Used chiefly for its potash value. 
Should be applied a considerable time before the crop is planted. 
100 lbs. 5 i. 7 S, 200 lbs. 53, ton 520 . 

Land Plaster, or Gypsum. \'aluable for soils requiring lime and 
sulphate; good for sour soils. 100 lbs. 5i.50. ton 5i8. 

Lawn Sand, “Climax.” Kills every weed that grows on grass lawns 
and also improves the grass. Full instructions for using on each 
can. 3 34-lb. tin can 60 cts., 7-lb. tin can 5i. 14-lb. tin can 5i.7S. 
28-lb. wooden keg 53. 56-lb. wooden keg $5. 1 12-lb. wooden keg 58. 

Lawn Top-Dressing, Odorless. 25 lbs. 5 l, 50 lbs. 5 l. 75 , 100 lbs. 
I3, 200 lbs. 55. ton 545. 

Lime, Agricultural. A plant-food and neutralizer for acid soils 
100 lbs. 1 1. 50. 500 lbs. 56. ton 5 16. 

Mapes’ Complete Potato Manure. Bag (200 lbs.) 55. ton (2.000 
lbs.) 546. 

Mapes’ Vegetable Manure for All Solis. Bag (200 lbs.) 55.50, 
ton (2.000 lbs.) 5so. 

Mapes’ Fruit and Vine Manure. Bag (200 lbs.) $5. ton (2.000 
lbs.) 546. 

Mapes’ Complete Manure. “A” brand, for general use. Bag (200 
lbs.) 55. ton (2.000 lbs.) 545. 

Mapes’ Corn Manure. Bag (200 lbs.) 5s. ton (2.000 lbs.) 545. 

MURIATE OF POTASH. A form of potash salts to lie used with 
bone meal, bone and blood, or farm manures, on fruits, celery, 
asparagus, corn, oats, turnips, cucumbers, grapes, carrots, onions, 
peas, clover and beans. Must not l>e used on hops. ]K>tatues, 
tobacco, flax, sugar beets, cabbage or cauliflower. 50 to 400 lbs. 
per acre. ,100 lbs. 53.50. 200 lbs. 56.50. 500 lbs. $15.50. Write for 
[irices on ton lots. 

NITRATE OF SODA, too to 300 lbs. per acre. 2S-lb. bag $1.50. 50- 
lb. bag $2.50. lOO-lb. $4.50. 

Guano, Peruvian. (Genuine.) One of the best all-round manures. 
50 lbs. $3. 100 lbs. 55.50. 

SHEEP MANURE, PULVERIZED. (P. 149. fig. 163.) For top- 
dressing grass, use one to two tons to the acre. Prepared for use by 
a patent process which destroys all weed seeds, and at the same 
time preserves the fertilizing properties indefinitely. In bags of 
100 lbs. $2.50, 500 lbs. 5io, 1,000 lbs. 518.50. ton $35. 

Sulphate of Ammonia. Used for its nitrogen. very desirable 
fertilizer for all plants in which a large leaf development or rapid 
growth is desired. Use one pound to fifty square feet of ground 
or bench, or a tablespoonful to a bushel of soil, or three gallons of 
water. 25 lbs. $1.75. too lbs. $6.50. 

Sulphate of Potash. A desirable form of potash to be used on all 
crops, but especially on tobacco, hops, potatoes, flax, sugar beets, 
cabbage or cauliflower. Use fifty to four hundred pounds to the 
acre. It is the best form for greenhouse use. and may lie applied 
either broadcast and mixed with the soil, or in solution in water. 
In re- potting or in shallow beds, use a tablespoonful to a bushel 
of the soil. In water use a tablespixinful in 12 quarts. 100 lbs. $3.75, 
200 lbs. $7, 500 lbs. $16.50. 

Superphosphate, Plain (Acid Phosphate). Good for all crops and 
unexcelled as a top-dressing for lands and grain. 100 lbs. 
$1.50, 200 lbs. $2.75. ton $20. 

Scotch Soot (Genuine Imported). (P. 148, fig. 164.) Gardeners 
know the value of the genuine article for stimulating a healthy 
growth of dark green foliage, and its Ireneficial effect in freeing 
the soil from slugs, grubs, and cut-worms. Sold in loo-lb. bags 
only. $5 per bag. 

Salt, Agricultural. For top-dressing asparagus, etc. Sold in 100- 
Ib. bags only. $2 per bag. 

Tankage, Fine Ground. Contains both blood and bone. 200-lb. 
bag $5. ton $45- 

Thomson’s “Special” Chrysanthemum Manure. (P. 148, 

fig. 165.) Imported and sold in original bags. .\n excellent 
stimulating manure for top-dressing of chrysanthemums and 
similar plants. It is entirely soluble and’ very powerful, especially 
suitable for top-dressing plants in pots during the growing season. 
A heaped dessert-spoonful will l)e sufficient for a 10-inch jxit. 
sprinkled over the surface of the soil and watered in with tepid 
water. This may be given three times during the growing season. 
The very best results will follow. 28-lb. bag $4. 56-lb. bag $7, 
II 2-lb. bag $14. 

Thomson’s Vine, Plant and Vegetable Manure. (P. 148, fig. 
166.) So compounded as to combine stimulating with lasting 
effects. A safe and reliable food and stimulant for every fruit- 
bearing plant, for foliage and flowering plants, for vegetables and 
outdoor plants of every description; admirably adapted for mixing 
with the soil when potting in the proportion of 4 pounds to each 
wheelbarrow-load of soil. 28-lb. bag $2. 56-lb. bag $3.50. 112-lb. 
bag $6.75. 


Charcoal, Lump. Large or small. Keeps potting soil sweet. 
ful for potting orchids. Lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. 75 cts.. 100 lbs. $5. 

Cocoanut Fiber. Bus. 75 cts., 3-bus. bag $2. 

Fiber, Boddington’s ^eparwl, lor Growing Bulbs without 
Drainage. Pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. 

Leaf-Mold. Per bus. 75 cts., bbl. $3. 

Moss, Live Green Sphagnum. (P. 148, fig. 167.) Fresh, in season 
Bus. $1.25, bbl. $3.50. 

Moss, Dry Sphagnum. Bus. 50 cts., bale $2.75. 

Moss, Sheet, Natural Green. For covering the pots or tubs of 
large plants; sheets range in size about 1 foot wide, and from 2 
feet to 5 feet long. Bag of about 2 bushels. $5. 

Peat (Osmund!) for Orchids. Bus. 5i, bbl. $2.50. 

Peat, Rotted Fibrous. .An excellent material for mixing with 
potting soil for many plants, such as ferns, begonias, etc. Bus, 
5i, bbl. $2.50. 



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Coldwell’s. Imperial Mower 

Size 10-lNCH HIGH WHEEL 4-Blade s-Blade 

14-inch Stooo {13 00 

16-inch II 00 14 00 

18-inch 12 00 15 00 

20-inch 14 00 16 fMJ 

Cold well’s Demountable Putting-Green 

Size Mower (Bail-Bearing) Hiaci. 

i6-incli J25 00 

18-inch 30 00 

20-inch 35 00 

The above prices include an extra cutting unit 

Coldwell’s Demountable Cutter Unit Horse 
Lawn Mower 

Coldwell’s Demountable Putting-Green Mower 

The Demountable Cutter I’nit Horse Mower is constructed upon an 
entirely new principle, and is a wide departure from anything of the kind 
ever made. The cutter section, which is the vital part of a lawn mower, is 
made into a unit, and is independent and removable from thema in frame 
of the mower. This unit consists of a simple frame containing the revolving 
cutter, the bottom or stationary knife and parts necessary for adjusting them 
to each other. It is attached to the main frame of the mower by four locking 
screws, and can be attached or removed in less than a minute. It being 
separate and independent of the main or larger frame, it relieves the knives 
from the twisting and strain that usually occurs in the frame of the ordinary horse mower when in use on rough ground. 

This unit, being the cutter section of the mower, is the only part necessary to send in to the factory for sharpening or adjusting. The 
great convenience in handling and the saving in freight and cartage charge between shipping an entire mower and the unit only, will be 
fully appreciated by all users of horse mowers. 4-blade 6-blade 

30-inch, complete, with seat shaft and extra cutter unit $100 00 Jiio 00 

3S-inch. complete, with seat shaft and extra cutter unit 125 00 135 00 

40-inch, complete, with seat shaft and extra cutter unit 150 00 160 00 

The above price includes an extra cutting unit 

The Coldwell Motor Lawn Mower, Style D 

Weight 2.000 lbs. Equipped with 2-cylinder. 4-cycle, latest improved automobile motor; consumes three-fourths of a gallon of gasolene 
per hour; cuts 40-inch swath; guaranteed to negotiate 25 per cent grades; cutting part can be lifted free from the ground by means of a 
single lever. $1,300. f.o.b. Newburgh. N. Y. 

Victory, Philadelphia and other makes of Lawn Mowers supplied; quotations given on request 

Lawn Rollers and Lawn Mower Grass Catchers 

LAWN ROLLERS. The benefit derived from the use of a roller on the lawn, especially in the spring, is not fully understood. The action 
of freezing and thawing causes the ground to neave. and. if the sod is not firmly pressed back with a roller before the hot weather 
begins, the grass is apt to be injured, leaving the lawn full of bare spots. Price for Hand-. Horse- or Motor-power Roller up>on application. 
LAWN MOWER GRASS CATCHERS. Net price; 12-inch $1.50. 14-inch $1.60. 16-inch $1.85. 18-inch $2. 20-inch $2.15. 


Cut-Flower Vases 

■ For displaying cut-flowers on the exhibition table they are unexcelled. Also for use in refrigerators, etc. They are 
not easily broken, as earthen-ware, and do not rust out like metal vases. They keep water cool for a long time. Rich 
and handsome in appearance, easily cleaned and durable. Plain mahogany finish. 





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8 in. 

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$28 00 


10 in 

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17 lbs.. 

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6 40 

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7 lbs. . 

. I 40 

14 40 


9 in. 

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11 lbs.. 


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S'/i in. 

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30 lbs. . 


7 40 


6 in. 

4 in. 

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7 lbs.. 

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16 lbs. . 


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3 60 

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4 60 

Rolling Stands 

The device consists of two steel pieces securely riveted and equipped with casters; a strong and compact 
support for plants, and can be readily rolled about from place to place without injuring the floor or carpet. 
For use with Fibrotta or other plant tubs. Sold complete with saucer. 





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10 in. 

17 lbs... . 

$6 60 


18 in. 

15 ki. 

32 lbs.. . . 



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14 in. 

1 1 in. 

18 lbs. . . . 


7 80 


20 in. 

17 in. 

£2 lbs 


13 20 


16 ia. 

13 in. 

36 lbs.. . . 


9 60 


22 in. 

20 in. 

68 lbs. . . . 


16 so 

In crates, one-half dozen to crate. 


Engflish Pot-Grown Grape-Vines, Peaches, Nectarines 

and Other Fruit Trees 

We import these plants on advance orders only, from the best and most reliable growers in England, Thomas Rivers & Sons. Stock 
can be relied upon as being absolutely true to name. Kivers’ Catalogue of varieties mailed free on application. 

The following is a short list of fruit trees (pot-grown) recommended by a most successful grower in this country, for planting under 
glass, and all will fruit the first jear. Please state upon your order whether you require bush, pyramid or half-standard trees. 




Alnwick Seedling. An excellent late variety. 

Appley Towers. A late black Grape succeeding Black Hamburgh; 
of good flavor and keeping qualities 

Barbarossa. Berries round and large, bunches of immense size; 

Black Alicante. Bunches medium, berries very large. 

Black Hamburgh. The most useful and popular Grape. 

Black Muscat, or Muscat Hamburgh. Excellent and richly-fla- 
vored Gr^e. 

Diamond Jubilee. Berries large, oval ; late. 

Gros Colman. A very handsome Grape; berries and bunches of 
enormous size ; hangs very late. 

Gros Maroc. Is now recognized as one of our finest Grapes. The 
berries are large, of a deep black-purple, beginning to color as 
early as the Black Hamburgh, and hangs as late as the Black 

Lady Downe’s Seedling. One of the best late Grapes. 

Madresfield Court. Berries very large, of rich flavor. 


Buckland Sweetwater. A large, handsome berry and bunch ; a 
good bearer and excellent. 

Duke of Buccleuch. A large-berried, fine, early variety. 

Foster’s Seedling. A fine Grape ; sweet flavor. 

Frontignan White. Fine white Grape ; abundant bearer. 

Lady Hutt. Berries round and white ; of excellent quality; hang- 
ing late. 

Muscat of Alexandria. Flesh firm and rich, berries large ; a 
superb variety ; requires heat to ripen. 

Prices upon any of the above 

Strong 2-year-old planting canes $5 00 $50 00 

Extra strong fruiting canes 7 50 75 00 


Duchess of Cornwall. An early Peach, medium size ; freestone. 
Skin creamy yellow, with a red-striped cheek. Melting and delicious. 

Dymond. A large Peach, finely colored and richly flavored ; hardy 
and prolific. 

Grosse Mignonne. Large; melting and excellent; forcing well, 
and is one of the finest sorts in cultivation. 

Hale’s Early. Large ; melting and very good. 

Peregrine. A distinct mid-season variety. The fruits are large 
and handsome, with a brilliant crimson skin ; the flesh rich and 
highly flavored. 

Princess of Wales. Very large. One of the largest and best 
Peaches known, and one of the most beautiful ; its color is cream 
with a rosy cheek; melting, rich and excellent. 

Thomas Rivers. A large round Peach, with a bright red cheek. 
Flesh firm, juicy and of good flavor ; a remarkably heavy fruit. 
Freestone. Forces well. 

Priees for above varieties, S3, $6 and $7.50 each F. 0. B. N. Y. 


Benrre Diel. Very large, often weighing 16 to 20 ounces, melting 
and excellent. 

Benrre Hardy. Large ; fine flavor. 

Doyenne du Cornice. Large ; a delicious Pear ; forms a compact, 
handsome pyramid. One of our finest Peais in cultivation. The 
fruit is superb both in quality and appearance ; a good, late variety. 

Louise Bonne of Jersey. Large and very good. 

Pltmaston Duchess. Very large; of good quality. This Pear is 
good at all points in an orchard house. 

Princess. A handsome Pear; a seedling from the Louise Bonne of 
Jersey; large; flesh melting; flavor very good ; in size and color 
It resembles the parent. 

Souvenir dn Congpress. Very large, weighing from one to two 
pounds ; Juicy and melting with a fine aroma 

frlsw for above varieties S3 and $6 each F. 0. B. R. Y> 

Advance. An early green-fleshed Nectarine ; medium size ; rich 
and good. 

Cardinal. A valuable Nectarine, adapted for forcing only; of good 
medium size, very brilliant in color and exquisite distinct flavor. 
Forms a compact sturdy tree and bears very freely. The fruit 
ripens ten days before Early Rivers. 

Chancer. Medium to large ; a fine-flavored Nectarine ; green flesh; 
glands kidney-shaped ; flowers small. 

Early Rivers. Very large ; skin rich crimson next to sun, light 
yellow marked with red on the shaded side ; flesh green, tender 
and juicy. 

Humboldt. A very large Nectarine ; fine flavor. 

Newton. Fruit of ths largest size; round; skin transparent green- 
ish yellow, mottled and blotched with deep brilliant red on the 
sunny side ; flesh greenish white, pink round the stone, from 
which it parts freely ; sugary, rich and delicious. 

Spencer. One of the largest Nectarines. Fruit beautifully colored 
a deep brown-red, mottled on the shady side ; very heavy ; round; 
flesh light green, red next the stone; freestone. Very rich and 
good ; late. 

Stanwlck Elrnge. Large ; melting and rich. 

Victoria. Large, roundish oval, flattened at the top ; greenish yel- 
low, crimson on the sunny side ; very rich and sugary. 

Prices for the above varieties $3, $6 and $7.60 each, F. 0. B. N. Y. 


Arling^ton Pippin. A good Apple and an abundant bearer. 

Cox’s Orange Pippin. Medium size ; a very handsome pippin. 
There is no better Apple grown. 

King of the Pippins. Medium size ; very handsome. 

Lord Suffield. Very large ; nearly white A most abundant bearer. 

Mr. Gladstone. Very early; scarlet cheek, yellow flesh; bears 
freely. A good early Apple. 

Mother. Medium size ; an American Apple, juicy, melting and 

Peasgood’s Nonesuch. Very large and handsome , of good qual- 
ity. One of the largest. 

Red Astrachan. Large; beautiful, with a fine bloom on its rosy 
cheek. Has a pleasant subacid flavor. Is prolific but not hardy. 

Ribston Pippin. Medium size ; rich, aromatic and excellent. A 
very well-known Apple. 

Rivers’ Early Peach. The fruit is similar to Irish Peach but 
ripens earlier, and does not ripen its fruit on the ends of the 
branches. The tree makes a very pretty pyramid and is an abun- 
dant bearer. 

Scarlet Golden Pippin. Small ; bright red, juicy and excellent. 

Prices for the above varieties S3 and $6 each F. 0. B. H. Y. 


Brown Turkey. Brownish purple ; large, rich and excellent. Bears abundantly in pots and forces well. 

Negro Largo. A very large and good Fig; singularly sweet and 
rich. Requires glass. 

White Marseilles. Large ; greenish white ; flesh white ; of ths 
most luscious sweetness ; bears abundantly and forces welL 
S3 and $6 each 

Apricots. Cherries and Plums 

In excellent variety. 

$3 and $6 each F. 0. B. N. Y. 

Imported Apricot, Peach and Nectarine Trees 

From Open Ground 

Dwarf Maidens. $3, $5 and $7.50. 

Dwarf, Trained. $3. 

Half-Standard-Trained. $5 and $ 7 . 50 . 

Standard-Trained. $7.50 and $ 10 . 

Bach F. 0. B.. B. Tf. 


Arthur T. Boddington 

342 West 14th St.. New York City 


Books on Practical Gardening, Etc. 

IV e shall be pleased to procure any boo\ on Horticulture not mentioned below 

A WOMAN’S HARDY GARDEN. By Holena Rutherfurd Ely. 
With illustrations from photographs by Prof. C. F. Chandler. 
Cloth. Illustrated, izmo. $3.2$. 


directions for the growing of the commonest things about the 
house and garden. $i. 

Ely. Cloth. Illustrated, izmo. $1.7$. 

ASPARAGUS. By F. M. Hexamer. Illustrated. - 50 cts. 

A complete history, description, methods of propagation and 
full directions for the successful culture of bulbs in the garden, 
dwelling or greenhouse. Cloth, izmo. $1.50. 

CLAY’S SUCCESSFUL GARDENING. A handbook of practical 
horticulture. By the most eminent specialists. 50 cts. 

Sutton & Sons. One of the most useful books, on all matters 
pertaining to a gentleman’s garden; very instructive. Price. $2. 

A treatise on the growing and marketing of Violets for profit. 
Z24 pages. Price. Ji.50. 

COMMERCIAL ROSE CULTURE. Under Glass and Outdoors. 
By Eber Holmes. Splendidly illustrated. This book embraces 
the author’s experience, extending over many years, in the growing 
of Roses under glass and outdoors. Price, $1.50. 

CHRYSANTHEMUM, The. By A. Herrington. This book is no 
doubt the most complete and comprehensive work on the culti- 
vation of the chrysanthemum that has yet been published in 
America. Price, 50 cts. 


Bailey. A magnificent work in 4 volumes, covering every phase of 
horticultural needs. $20. 


$I. 2 S. 

DAHLIA MANUAL, THE. By W. W. Wilmore. In this book the 
author gives his twenty years’ experience in the commercial cul- 
ture and origination of new varieties of dahlias. Price, 35 cts. 

DISEASES, PLANT. By George Massee. A familiarity with the 
general appearance, name and varied modes of attack of the most 
frequent group of parasites (fungi) will enable the horticulturist 
or farmer to apply intelligently the preventiv'e or remedial meas- 
ures suggested. Cloth. 47Z pages. Illustrated. Price, $2.25. 

Notes on habit and uses, derivations, order, genera, species, English 
names. 476 pages. 255 reproductions-of photographs from nature. 

H.S. A dictionary of cultivated plants. Giving an epitome of the 
culture of all the kinds generally grown in this country. Very con- 
cise and easy of reference. $i-7$- 

FARM MANAGEMENT. By F. W. Card. Illustrated from photo- 
graphs. $2. 

FERNS AND HOW TO GROW THEM. By G. H. Woolson. $1.25. 

FORCING BOOK, THE. By L. II . Bailey. Especially valuable 
to commercial growers of winter v’cgetables. Cloth. Small izmo. 
z66 pages. Illustrated. Price, $1.25. 

FLOWERLESS PLANTS. By Elizabeth H. Hale. 75 cts. 

'Turner. An interesting and instructive work, by a well-known 
and successful grower. Beautifully printed and bound. $$. 

GLADIOLUS, THE BOOK OF. By Matthew Crawford and Dr. 
W. V’an Fleet. 120 pages of interesting information. $1.25. 

GUIDE TO THE WILD FLOWERS. By Lounsberry. Unexcelled 
as a textbook for beginners. Si-75. 

Professor of Horticulture in the Cornell University. Limp cloth, 
izmo. 302 pages. Price. $2.25. 

HOUSE PLANTS. By P. T. Barnes. $1.25. 


By Wm. Falconer. 

Cloth. Price. $1. 

NATURE’S GARDEN. By N'eltje Blanchan. Illustrated. $3. 

NURSERY BOOK, THE. By Prof. L. H. Bailey. New edition. 
This is a complete handbook of propagation of plants, treating on 
seedage, separation and division, layerage, cuttage, graftage, 
including grafting, budding, inarching, etc. This book is a stand- 
ard work of reference. Cloth. 12 mo. 365 pages. Illustrated. 
Price, $1.50. 

ORCHARD BOOK. By Biggie. A concise work; gives all the neces- 
sary information for the culture of apples, pears, etc. 50 cts. 

PEONY MANUAL. By G. S. Harrison. Price, 25 cts. 

PHLOX, MANUAL OF. By G. S. Harrison. This is pleasantly 
written, and among amateur flower lovers it will do much to 
stimulate interest in this class of plants. Price, 25 cts. 

PLANT CULTURE. By George W. Oliver, of the Bureau of 
Plant Industry. United States Department of Agriculture. Late 
Propagator to the United States Botanic Garden. Washington. 
D. C., and the Royal Botanic Garden. Edinburgh. Cloth, strongly 
bound, to stand rough handling and plenty of it. Price, $1.50. 

PRACTICAL FORESTRY. By Fuller. Treatise on native trees, 
as well as the best exotic sorts. $1.25. 

PRUNING BOOK, THE. By. L. H. Bailey. The author takes 
particular pains to explain the principles of each operation in 
every detail. Cloth. 537 pages, illustrated. Price, $1.50. 

excellent treatise. 162 pages. 50 illustrations. $1.50. 

ROSE, THE. By H. B. Ellwanger. Revised edition. A treatise 
on the cultivation, history, family characteristics, etc., of the 
various groups of roses, with names and accurate descriptions 
of the varieties generally grown. 310 pages. Price, $1.2$. 

SOILS. By Burkett. Their properties, improvement, management 
and the problems of crop-growing and crop-feeding. $1.2$. 


SUCCESS WITH HOUSE PLANTS. By Lizzie Page Hillhouse. 
A complete text-book and guide to the care, cultivation and 
propagation of all plants in the garden and the home. Price, 
cloth, $1; paper, 50 cts. 

Ward. The Carnation in America has reached a status and im- 
portance in the florist’s industry possessed by no other flower of 
modem times, and a practical work on the subject of the cultiva- 
tion of the plant has become an urgent necessity. Cloth. 4to. 
Price, $3.50. 

THE AMA’TEUR’S GREENHOUSE. Complete guide to the con- 
struction, heating and management of greenhouses. By T. W. 
Sanders. 12.50. 

Profusely illustrated. $5. 

Ely. With 8 colored plates and many other illustrations. Cloth, 
izmo. $2. 

THE GARDEN, WEEK BY WEEK. By Walter R. Wright. Col- 
ored and black-and-white illustrations. $2. 

THE GARDENER’S ASSISTANT. New Edition. Under the direction 
and general editorship of William Watson. Curator, Royal Gardens, 
Kew. $15. 

THE ROSE. By H. B. Ellwanger. Cloth. 310 pages. {1.25. 

THE SPRA’YING OF PLANTS. By E. G. Lodeman. Cloth. 399 
pages. i2mo. $1.25. 


Bailey. Cloth. Small izmo. 458 pages. Illustrated. Price. $1.35. 

WATER GARDENING. By Peter Bisset. Profusely illustrated 
with 120 half-tones. 17 diagrams, and 2 double-page plates, all of 
which are original and were specially prepared for this work. 
Cloth. 4to. 200 pages. $2.$o. 

Wilhelm Miller. Illustrated. $4. 

Illustrated. 174 pages. 5 




A garden is a lovesome thing. Cod wot! 

Rose piot. 

Fringed pooC 
Femed grot — 

The veriest school 
Of peace; and yet the fool 
Contends that God is not — 

Not God! in Gardens! when the eve is cool? 
Nay, but / have a sign; 

’Tis very sure Cod walks in mine. 

— T. E. Brown. 


Section I. Flower Seed Novelties and Specialties . 2-7 

General List of Flower Seeds 9-67 

! Section II. Vegetable Seed Novelties 68-72 

General List of Vegetable Seeds .... 73-109 

I Section ill. Bulbs and Roots for Indoor or Outdoor 

Summer Flowering 110-130 


Section IV. Roses and Miscellaneous Plants .... 131-137 

Section V. Garden Tools, Insecticides, Fertilizers, 

and Miscellaneous Garden Supplies . 138-148 
Pot-Grown Fruit Trees 149 

Section VI. Books on Practical Gardening, etc. . . . 150 


i Abronia 9 

Abutilon 9 

Acacia 9 

Acanthus 9 

Achillea 9 

Achimenes 128 

Aconitum 9 

Acroclinium 9 

Acta-a 9 

Adenophora 9 

Adonis 9 

Agathea 10 

Ageratum 9 

Agrostemma 9 

Ajuga 10 

Alkanet 9 

Alkekengi 78 

Aloysia 10, 66 

Alstrcemeria 10 

Alum Root 28 

Alyssum 4, 10 

Amarantus 10 


10, 115, 118, 128 

Ammobium 10 

Ampelopsis 10 

Amsonia 10 

Anagallis 10 

Anchusa 9 

/^emone 10, 128 

Anthemis 10 

Anthericum 10 

Antirrhinum 4, 10, ii 

Apera 3 

Apios 128 

Apple, Balsam 33 

Apples, Pot-grown.. . .149 

Aquilegia 3, ii, 12 

Arabis 12 

Ajctotis 12 

Alrdisia 12 

Armeria 12 

Artemisia 4, 12 

Artichoke 78 


Asclepias 17 

Asparagus .... 17, 78, 104 

Asperula 17 

Asphodelus 17 

Aster. Hardy Blue.... 48 

Astermum 4 

Asters 4, 12-17 

Astilbe 17 

Aubretia 17 

Bachelor's Button. ... 21 

Balloon Vine 17 

Balsam 4, 18, 29, 30 

Banana, .‘\byssinian. . . .33 

Baneberry 9 

Baptisia 17 

Barley 105 

Beans 71, 78-81 

Beans, Hyacinth 25 

Beans, Soja 105 

Bear’s Breech 9 

Bee Balm 33 

Beet, Ornamental 18 

Beets 70, 82 

Begonias 4, 18 

Begonias. T u berous- 

rooted 116 

Bellflower 9, 19, 38 

Bellflower. Japanese. . 66 

Beilis 17 

Blanket Flower 26 

Blazing Star 31 

Bleeding Heart 130 

Bocconia 18 

Boltonia 17 

Books 150 

Borecole 82 

Brachycome 18 

Bridal Wreath 26 

Broccoli 82 

Browallia 18 

Brussels Sprouts. . .70, 82 

Buckwheat 105 

Bugle Flower 10 

Bulbs and Roots. 1 10-130 


Burning Bush 24 

Butterfly Flower. . .46, 47 

Butterfly Weed 17 

Cabbage. ... 70, 71, 83, 84 

Caladiums 118 

Calandrina 19 

Calceolaria 5, 19 

Calendar for Growing 

Vegetables 69 

Calendula 19 

Callas 128 

Calliopsis 19 

Callirhoe 19 

Campanula S, 19 

Campion 31 

Canary-Bird Flower.. . 65 

Candytuft S, 20 

Cannabis 28 

Cannas 117 

Canterbury Bells 19 

Cardiospermum 17 

Carnations 20 

Carrots 84, 105 

Cassia 19 

Castor-Oil Bean 44 

Catananche 19 

Catchfly 48 

Cauliflower 76, 85 

Celeriac 86 

Celery 86 

Celery, Turnip-rooted. .86 

Celosia 5, 20 

Celsia 19 

Centaurea 21 

Cephalaria 19 

Cerastium 19 

Cereals, Miscellaneous 105 
Chamomile. False. ... 17 

Chards, Swiss 82 

Cheiranthus 66 

Chelone 21, 23 

Cherry, Jerusalem. ... 48 

Cherry, Winter 38 

Chervil 82 


Chicory 85, 89 

Chrysanthemum 21 

Cigar Plant 23 

Cinerarias S. 22 

Cinnamon Vine 128 

Clarkia 22 

Clematis 21 

Cleome 22 

Clerodendron 22 

Clovers 109 

Cobaea 22 

Coccinea 30 

Cockscomb 20 

Coleus 22 

Colewort 87 

Collards 87 

Collections of Vege- 
table Seeds 103 

Collinsia 23 

Columbine ii, 12 

Cone Flower, Texas . . 45 

Convolvulus 23 

Coreopsis 19, 22 

Corn, Field 102 

Cornflower 21, 23 

Corn, Pop 87 

Corn Salad 85 

Corn, Sweet or Sugar . 

70, 87 

Cosmos 5. 22 

Cowpeas 105 

Cowslip 23, 25 

Creeping Jenny 31 

Cress 86 

Cress. False Wall 17 

Cress. Water 86 

Cucumbers 71, 88 

Cup and Saucer 19 

Cuphea 23 

Cupid’s Dart 19 

Cyclamen 4, 23 

Cyperus 23 

Cypress, Mock 30 

Cypress Vine 23 


Cyanus 21 

Dahlia 23, 1 19-122 

Daisy, Double 17 

Daisy, Double Orange. 25 

Daisy, English 17 

Daisies, Michaelmas... 17 

Daisy, Moonpenny. . . 21 

Daisy, Swan River. ... 18 

Daisy. Transvaal 27 

Dandelion 89 

Delphiniums 6, 25 

Dianthus 24, 64 

Dielytra 130 

Digitalis 25 

Dimorphotheca 5 

Dodecatheon 25 

Dolichos 25 

Dracaena 25 

Dusty Miller 21 

Edelweiss 27 

Eggplant 89 

Elephant’s Ear 118 

Endive 89 

Eremurus .128 

Erigeron 25 

Eryngium 25 

Eschscholtzia 6, 25 

Eschscholtzia, Bush.... 29 
Esculent Plants, Roots 

and Herbs 104 

Eucalyptus 25 

Eupatorium 25 

Euphorbia 25 

Everlasting 27 

Everlasting, Winged . . to 

Exacum 25 

False Dragonhead .... 38 
Fern Spores or Seeds. . 25 
Fertilizers, Manures, 

etc 146 

Fetticus 87 

Ficus 25 

Figs, Pot-grown 149 

Fireball 30 









































































T. Boddington . 342 West 14th St., New Vork City 



Ice Plant 29 

Impatiens 29. 30 

Incarvillea 30. 129 

Insecticides 144 

Inula 29 

Ipomoca s, 23, 29 

Iris 127 

Ironweed 65 

Ismene 129 

Isolepis 29 

Ivy. Boston 10 

Ivy, Kenilworth 30 

Ivy. Kentucky 30 

Jacobaja 48 

Jacob's Ladder 38 

Joseph's Coat 10 

Kalanchoe 30 

Kale 72. 82 

Kale. Sea 98. 104 

Kaulfussia 30 

King's Spear 17 

Kochia 30 

Kohlrabi 89 

Kudzu Vine 44 

Lady's Slipper 18 

Lantana 31 

Lantern Plant, Chinese 38 

Larkspur 25, 30. 31 

Lathyrus 31 

Lavandula 31 

Lavatera 31 

Lavender. Sea 48 

Lawn Grass Seed 108 

Lawn Mowers 148 

Leek 89 

Lettuce 71, 90, 91 

Liatris 31 

Lilies 110-114 

Lilies. Water 66 

Lily, Chilian 10 

Lily, h'airy 128 

Lily, Japanese Toad. . 64 


1 14, 129 

Lily, Plantain 26 

Lily, Satin 48 

Lily, St. Bernard's.... 10 

Lily, St. Bruno's 10 

Lily. Wood 130 

Linaria 30 

Linum 31 

Lobelia 31 

Loosestrife, Rose 31 

Lophospermum 31 

Love-in-a-Mist 35 

Love-Lies-Bleeding. . . 10 

Lunaria 28 

Lupine 6, 31 

Lupinus 6, 31 

Lychnis 31 

Lycoris 130 

Lysimachia 31 

Lythrum 31 

Madeira Vine 129 

Maize, Variegated 66 

Mallow 31 

Mallow, Hollyhock... 31 

Mallow, Marsh 28 

Mallow, Musk 31 

Mallow, Poppy 19 

Malva 31 

Mangel-Wurzel 105 

Marguerite 10 

Marguerite, Blue 10 

Marigolds 19, 32 

Martynia 89 


Marvel of Peru 31 

Matricaria 32 

Matthiola 31 

Maurandya.., 32 

Medeola 32 

Melon, Musk 92 

Melon, Water 93 

Mesembryanthemum.. 29 

Mignonette 33 

Milfoil, Rosy 9 

Milla 129 

Millet ■ 105 

Mimosa 48 

Mimulus 33 

Mina 32 

Momordica 33 

Monarda 33 

Monkey Flower 33 

Monkshood 9 

Montbretias 129 

Morning-Glory 23, 29 

Mourning Bride 46 

Mullein 65 

Mullein Pink 9 

Musa 33 

Mushroom Spawn. ... 91 

Muskmelon 71 

Musk Plant 33 

Mustard 89 

Myosotis 6, 33 

Myrtle. Common 33 

Myrtus 33 

Nasturtiums 34 

Nectarines, Pot- 

grown 149 

Nemesia 35 

Nicotiana 35 

Nigella 35 

Oak, Silk 27 

Oats I os 

CEnothera 35 

Okra 93 

Old Man 12 

Onions 72. 94 

Orange Flower 28 

Oxalis 35. 129 

Palm Seeds 67 

Pansies 7, 36, 37 

Pansies, Scotch or 

Tufted 65, 66 

Papaver 41 

Parsley 72, 95 

Parsnips 95 

Peaches, Pot-grown. . . 149 

Peas 70, 73-77 

Peas, Alphabetical 

List 73 

Peas, Canadian Field. 105 

Peas, Sugar 76 

Pear, Balsam 33 

Pears. Pot-grown 149 

Pentstemon 35 

Pepper 6, 38, 72. 96 

Pepper Grass 86 

Periwinkle 65 

Petunias 6, 38 

Phlox 40 

Physalis 38, 78 

Physostegia 38 

Pimpernelle 10 

Pin-Cushion Flower. . . 46 

Pinks 24, 38 

Pink, Cheddar 24 

Polemonium 38 

Polyanthus 7. 38 


Poppies 7. 40, 41 

Poppy, California 25 

Poppy, Giant Yellow.. 29 

Poppy, Horned 26 

Poppy. Plume 18 

Portulaca 38 

Potatoes 95 

Pot-grown Fruit Trees. 

etc 149 

Potting, Materials, etc. 


Primrose 7 

Primrose. Evening. .. . 35 

Primula 6. 38. 42. 43 

Prince's Feather 10 

Pueraria 44 

Pumpkin 96 

Pyrethrum 7. 44 

Radish 72. 97 

Rape 105 

Red-Hot Poker 65 

Rehmannia 44 

Rhodanthe 45 

Rhubarb -t . . . . 96 

Richardia 128 

Ricinus 44 

Rocket, Sweet 45 

Romneya 44 

Root Crops 105 

Rose Campion 9 

Rose. Egyptian 46 

Roses 131-137 

Rosin Weed 48 

Round Head 19 

Rubber Plant, Indian. 25 

Rudbeckia 45 

Rue, Meadow 64 

Rutabagas 105 

Rye 1 05 

Saintpaulia 45 

Salpiglossis 45 

Salsify 98 

Salvia 45. 46 

Sanvitalia 45 

Saponaria 45 

Saxifraga 45 

Scabious 46 

Scabious. Sweet 46 

Schizanthus 46. 47 

School Garden Seeds.. 8 

Scorzonera 98 

Sedum 48 

Senecio 48 

Senna 19 

Sensitive Plant 48 

Shamrock 48 

Shell-flower 23 

Silene 48 

Silphium 48 

Sisyrinchium 48 

Smilax 48 

Smilax, Baby 32 

Snapdragon 4 

Sneezewort 28 

Snow in Summer 19 

Soapwort 45 

Solanum 7. 48 

Sorrel 98 

Spider Flower, Giant.. 22 

Spiderwort 64 

Spinach 98 

Spira;a 130 

Spurred Flower 65 

Squash 99 

Statice 48 


Star of Bethlehem. 

Mexican 129 

Stevia 48 

Stocks 48. 49 

Stock. Night-scented.. 31 

Stocks. Virginian 65 

Stokesia 48 

Stonecrop, Blue An- 
nual 48 

Strawberr>’ Seed 98 

Straw Flower 45 

Streptocarpus 48 

Sunflower 27. 28. 105 

Sweet Peas 3. 50-63 

Sweet Peas. Hardy. . . 31 

Sweet Rocket 28 

Sweet Sultan 21 

Sweet William.. .7. 24, 64 

Tagetes 64 

Tares 105 

Tea, Oswego 33 

Thalictrum 64 

Thorough wort 25 

Thrift. 12 

Thunbergia 64 

Tigridias 130 

Tomato 72. 100. 101 

Torenia 65 

Trachelium 65 

Tradescantia 64 

Tricyrtis 64 

Trillium 130 

Tritoma 7, 65, 130 

Trollius 65 

Tropaeolum 34. 65, 130 

Trumpet Flower 24 

Tuberoses 130 

Tunica 65 

Turnips 101 

Turtlehead 21 

Valeriana 65 

N'aporizers and Bel- 
lows 146 

\'egetable Oyster 98 

\'egetable Seeds. . .78-106 
%’egetable Seeds. Bod- 
dington's Quality.. . 68 
N’egetable Seeds, Nov- 
elties and S|)ecial- 

ties in 70 

N’erbascum 65 

\'erbena. Lemon- 

scented 10 

N’erbenas 7. 66 

N'eronica 65 

X'etches 105 

N'inca 65 

\’iola 7, 65, 66 

\'iolet 66 

\’iolet, African 45 

X’irgin's Bower 21 

Wahlenbergia 66 

Wallflower 66 

Water-Lilies 1 1 4 

Wheat . 105 

Whitlavia 66 

Windflower 10 

Wistaria, T uberous- 

rooted 128 

Woodruff 17 

Xeranthemum , 66 

Zea 66 

ZephjTanthes 128 

Zephyr Flower 128 

Zinnia 7. 66. 67 

' EMPLOYMENT. Any Lady, Gentleman, or Estate, requiring the services of a Superin- 

1 tendent. Head Gardener, or Assistant, will render us a great service 

recommend to them reliable persons who seek positions. We constantly receive applications from 
iced men who desire to make a change in their employment. No charge for this service. 

J. Horace McFarland Company, Horticultural Printers, Harrisburo, Pa. 



RICES named herein are subject to the following discounts : Two per cent allowed, to be 
deducted when cash accompanies order. To customers of approved credit, accounts 
are payable 30 days from date of invoice, except where special prices and terms are 
arranged for. Grass, Grain, Clover Seeci, Implements, Fertilizers and Insecticides and 
General Supplies are subject to no discount whatever, but are strictly net cash. 

ORDER EARLY.— It is very important that you should send your orders as 
early as possible on receipt of this Catalogue. Also that you write your order and letter on 
separate sheets of paper; this will facilitate the filling of same, and will avoid errors. We aim to 
ship all orders the same or next day after receipt, but during the busy season it is almost impossible, 
hence the importance of ordering early. 

WE NEVER SUBSTITUTE without authoritjr from our customers. As the season advances, 
however, some stocks “run out,” and it is sometimes impossible to procure more. If, however, you 
give us permission to substitute, please state so in your order, and we will use our knowledge and 
ability to send goods of equal merit, usefulness and value. 

PRICES.— As it is impossible to predict the exact demand, our prices are made subject to 
change without notice, and goods being unsold when order reaches us. We, however, carry very 
large stocks, and, if order reaches us in good season, full satisfaction may always be expected. 

C. O. D. orders can be sent only by express. Such orders must be accompanied by a remittance 
in part payment, to guarantee charges. 

We Prepay by Parcels Post. See Special Announcement on Second 

Cover, and Read Carefully. 

20 Per Cent Redudiion in Express Rates 

Under the ruling of the leading express companies, Plants, Bulbs and Seeds, packed in closed boxes or baskets, will now be 
carried at the “GENERAL SPECIALS” rate. This rate means a reduction of 20 per cent from the regular merchandise rates to 
all points where no “General Specials” exists. To points where a “General Specials” rate is in force, the companies make a 
special reduction. Shipments weighing less than loo pounds receive the benefit of the rate per loo pounds, but the minimum 
charge is 35 cents. For instance, where the regular merchandise rate is $4 per 100 pounds, a box of plants, seeds or bulbs 
weighing 100 pounds will be carried for $3.20, a saving of 80 cents on one shipment. 

CLUB ORDERS. — No smaller quantities will be supplied than those quoted in the list, except 
that three bulbs or plants, one variety only, will be furnished at dozen price, 25 at 100 price, and 
250 at 1,000 price; but it is suggested where thesis' quantities are too 
large, that two or three friends or neighbors could combine their 
orders with advantage, and save transportation charges. 

NON-WARRANTY. — We give no warranty, expressed or implied, 
as to description, quality, productiveness, or any other matter of any 
seeds, bulbs or plants we send out, nor do we guarantee the success- 
ful flowering of seeds, bulbs or plants, or that the same will be free 
from disease. If not accepted on these terms, the goods must be returned at once, and any 
money that has been paid for same will be refunded. Arthur T. Boddington. 

Our Telephone Number is “2206 Chelsea” 

V/e have made special arrangements in our office to receive orders over the 
telephone, and will have an expert on hand to answer practical questions and to 
make suggestions. Phone your order in and charge it to us, if you live within one 
hundred miles of New York City. Goods will go forward promptly. 

When comparing 
Prices, always com- 
pare the Quality, too 





Arthur T. Boddington