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WAR TIMES ALL BRANCHES^' INDUSTRY Fo WIN THE WAR 

We present to our friends and customers this year only a Simple List of such Seeds, Bulbs, etc., as we have 
to offer in our well known usual good quality, in this, our 

41st YEAR OF BUSINESS EXISTENCE 

Paper has been steadily advancing, printing costs double what it did some time ago and therefore we have 
eliminated unnecessary illustrations, such as most vegetables, feeling assured that all who read this booklet and 
are interested in the cultivation of vegetables, need no pictures of Beets, Beans, Carrots, etc., to realize the value 
of Good Seed. We thus effect a material saving which we will apply to the super-excellent quality of our seeds. 

“ PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING ” 

SEEDS AND BULBS— FREE DELIVERY TERMS. We deliver all seeds and bulbs free anywhere in the 
United States, at prices named in this catalogue if cash accompanies the order, by parcel post, express, or 
freight, at our option. Note. — We do not prepay on miscellaneous garden supplies, as Implements, Fertilizers, 
Insecticides, Grass Seeds, Bamboo Stakes, Roots, Plants, Valley Clumps, or Peas, Beans, or Corn, except in packets. 
On Peas, Beans and Corn, postage must be added. One pint weighs one pound; one quart, two pounds. 

REMITTANCES should be made by draft on bank, Post Office or Express Money Order. (Registered letter 
where cash is enclosed). Small sums may be sent in loose postage stamps. When personal checks are sent please 
add 10 cts. for exchange. 

ACCOUNTS. Should you wish to open an account please send us references. No account will be opened 
under 15.00. No goods can be sent out to parties unknown to us — unless order is accompanied bv cash. 

NON-WARRANTY. H. H. Berger & Co., Inc., give no warranty, express or implied, as to description, 
quality, productiveness, or any other matter of any seeds, bulbs or plants they send out, and will not be respon- 
sible for the crop. If the purchaser does not accept the goods on these terms they are at once to be returned. 
ALL claims must be made within 5 days after receipt of goods. 

IMPORTANT 

Owing to the war, prohibition of exports and imports, and difficulty of transport, we expect some shortages 
in our crops. All offers are, therefore, made subject to delays in delivery beyond our control. To secure your 
requirements it is advisable to ORDER EARLY. For the same reasons, prices are subject to change. 

Our Telephone number is Barclay 5930. 


H. H. BERGER & CO., Inc. 

Telephone: 5930 BARCLAY 70 Warren Street, New York 

INDEX 


VEGETABLES 


Pages i to 20 

FLOWER SEEDS 

Acanthus 32 

Achillea 32 

Aconitum 32 

Adenophora 32 

Adonis. 32 

Agathea 32 

Ageratum 10 

Alstrcemeria 32 

Aloysia 13 

Alyssum io, 32 

Amaranth 10 

Amaryllis 13 

Anchusa 32 

Anthericum 32 

Antirrhinum 32, 33 

Arabis 33 

Arctotis 13 

Artemisia 13 

Asclepias 33 

Aubrietia 33 

Auricula 33 

Asters 10, 11, 33 

Balsam 13 

Baptisia 13 

Begonia 14 

Bocconia 10 

Brachycome 14 

Browallia 14 

Cacalia 14 

Calceolaria 14 

Calendula 14 

Calliopsis 14. 34 

Campanula 33 

Candytuft. 15, 34 

Carnation 34 

Celosia 15 

Centaurea 15 

Chrysanthemum 15 

Clarkia 16 

Cineraria 14 

Coleus 13 


Page 

Cosmos 13 

Cyclamen 13 

Dahlia 34» 35 

Daisies 34 

Delphinium 35 

Dianthus 34- 35 

Dictamnus. 35 

Edelweiss . .36 

Digitalis 36 

Dimorphoteca 35 

Erigeron 36 

Erysimum 17 

Eschcholtzia 17 

Fuchsia 31 

Gaillardia 18, 36 

Gentian 36 

Geranium 31 

Gerbera 3b 

Geum 36 

Gilia 18 

Glaucium . 19 

Godetia 18 

Gourds 42 

Grevillea 31 

Gypsophila 18, 37 

Helenium 37 

Helianthus 18, 37 

Heliotropium 37 

Hesperus 37 

Heuchera 37 

Hibiscus 19 

Hollyhock 38 

Honesty 37 

Ilunnemannia 38 

Iberis 37 

Iceplant 19 

Inopsidium 19 

Iris 42 

Kochia 19 

Lantana. 19 

Larkspur 19. 39 

Lathyrus 39 

Lii. Auratum 42 


Page 

Linaria 20 

Linum 20 

Lupinus. 20. 39 

Lychnis 39 

Malva 39 

Marigold 20 

Marshmallow 38 

Marvel Peru 21 

Matricaria. 21 

Matthiola 21 

Mimulus 39 

Morning Glories 42 

Myosotis 40 

Nemophylla 21 

Nemesia 22 

Nicotiana 22 

Nigella 23 

CEnothera 39 

Ornamental Grasses 63 

Pansies 23 

Penstemon 40 

Petunia 24 

Phlox 24, 40 

Physalis 42 

Pinks 17, 40 

Poppies 25, 40 

Portulaca 40 

Primula 31. 39 

Pyrethrum .41 

Ricinus 26 

Rudbeckia 26, 41 

Salpiglossis 26 

Salvia 27, 41 

Scabiosa 4 1 

Schizanthus 28 

Silene 27 

Stevia 28 

Stocks 27 

Stokesia 41 

Sweet Peas 30 

Sweet William 42 

Torenia 28 

Vinca. * 28 


Page 

Viola 28 

Virginian Stocks 28 

Wallflower 28 

Whitlavia 28 

Zinnia 29 

BULBS and ROOTS 

Acidanthera 56 

Agapanthus 44 

Amaryllis 43 

Anemone 44 

Begonia 44 

Bessera 44 

Calla 45 

Cannas 63 

Chlidanthus 45 

Cooperia 5b 

Crinum -.45 

Dahlia 46 

Dielytra 49 

Ereinurus 49 

Funkia 5b 

Hemerocallis 5b 

Hvacinthus candicans 

Iris 50, 51 

Ismene 49 

Lilies 52, 53. 54 

Milla 56 

Montbretia 54 

Oxalis 54 

Pceonia 55 

Tigridia 56 

Trillium 56 

Tritoma 5b 

Watsonia 56 

Zephyranthes 5b 

PERENNIAL PLANTS 

Pages 57 to b2 

VINES and CLIMBING 
PLANTS 

Page b3 

Bamboo stakes, Insecticides 
and Fertilizers b4 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS AND PLANTS 


NOVELTIES FOR 1918 


ASTER SAPPORO QUEEN (Japanese Novelty). A magnificent strain 
attaining a height of 2 to 3 ft. Flowers superb with whorls of twisted 
petals resembling Cactus Dahlias. Unexcelled for cut flowers. A 
glorious show in your garden. I n widest range of colors. Pkt., 25 ets. 

TEXAS BLUE BELL. A native of Texas; of the rare and glorious gentian 
blue tint and shaped like a Morning Glory. A profuse bloomer, the 
blooms remaining fresh for days after cutting. Sow the seeds early 
indoors and transplant when danger of frost is past. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; 
pkt., 25 cts. 

ZINNIA ELEGANS “ACHIEVEMENT.” Distinct from all other, 
on account of Zinnias hitherto raised the shape of its petals which are 
partly tubular at the base and expand in a cactus-like form toward the 
tip, thereby displaying a rich variety of color, running through rose, sal- 
mon, lilac, scarlet and copper. The reverse side of the petals are lilac, 
varying from light to dark. It is a rare and beautiful color combination 
never before seen among Zinnias. The plant is a free strong grower, 
producing an abundance of very double flowers on stalks borne well 
clear of the foliage. The blooms often attain a diameter of 5 to 6 ins. 
An ideal acquisition for the garden. Trial pkts, 10 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

MORNING GLORY DOUBLE SNOW-FAIRY. The plant is very 
vigorous, often attaining a height of 12 or more feet. The flowers appear 
early and are produced abundantly until frost. The main charm lies 
in the purity and the quaintness of its blossoms which are pure white 
and curiously formed, really a flower within a flower. Trial pkt., 5 cts.; 
pkt., 25 cts. 

The New Giant Japan Morning Glories in Patriotic Colors 

HINO-KOROMO. Vivid scarlet. 

UFJINOMINE. An immense snow white. 

MIKASAYAMA. Light blue. 

These flowers are True Giants, often attaining 6 ins. in diameter. Grand 
and Gorgeous Prize Takers. They love rich soil and sunshine. Trial 
pkt., 5 cts.; large pkts, 10 cts.; the three for 25 cts. 

KAKUREMINO (The Unique Japan Morning Glory). Of the densest, 
most velvety black, with a white margin like a great Brazilian Butterfly, 

Small pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

IPOMtEA CARDIN - 
ALIS (The Cardinal 
Climber). The most 
beautiful and brilliant 
annual climber known. 
It is a strong and rapid 
grower, attaining a 
height of 20 ft. or more, 
with beautiful, fern- 
like, laciniated foliage 
and literally covered 
with a blaze of circular 
fiery cardinal red 
flowers from mid-sum- 
mer till frost. The 
flowers are about iJ4 
ins. in diameter, and are 
borne in clusters of five 
to seven blossoms each, 
and wherever it has 
been grown has attrac- 
ted more attention and 
favorable comment 
than any other plant 
in the garden. Delights 
in a warm, sunny situa- 
tion and good soil. 
Trial pkt., 1® cts.; 
pkt., 25 cts. 
CLARKIA ELEGANS 
“DOROTHY.” Bril- 
liant rose, identical 
with the well known 
rose "Dorothy Perkins." Flowers are very double, and produced in 
rich profusion. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

SCHIZANTHUS RETUSUS “PINK BEAUTY.” Flowers an exquisite 
shade of rose pink, clear as satin without any marking or shading. 
Flowers are of good substance, lasting a long time and are superb for 
table decoration. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

NEW DOUBLE FLOWERING COSMOS. One of the most beautiful 
and useful of Autumn flowers. These new double sorts are marvel- 
lously attractive, with beautifully frilled and fluted petals, and are 
unsurpassed for cut flower purposes. 

WHITE SWAN. Snowy white. 

RED BEAUTY. Rich deep red. 

ROSY DAWN. Brilliant rose. 

MIXED. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 25 cts. 

IMPROVED COSMOS SULPHUREA. The plants are identical in bear- 
ing; the delicate lacy foliage of all Cosmos. It grows to a height of 
20 to 24 ins. with an unlimited number of branches, simply smothered 
in the brilliant golden yellow flowers. Blooms from August till early 
frosts. Easy to cultivate, and exquisite for decoration, lasting a long 
time in water. Trial pkt., 5 cts.; pkt., 10 cts., large pkt., 25 cts. 

ARABIS ALPINA. Every flower lover knows the Arabis Alpina that 
lovely Spring blossom which forms edges or beds of a snowy white at a 
time when the first flowers appear. From “La Belle France ” is now 
sent to us a most beautiful Novelty, a floral paradox, an Arabis covered 
with large bright rose flowers varying from tender pink to bright carmine. 
It has received an award-of-Merit in France and merits all that can be 
said of it. Of vigorous growth, easy to cultivate, it is well worth the 
growing. Trial pkt., 16 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 


TANGO FLOWER 
or “FRA- 
GRANCE OF 
THE SOUTH.” 

This exquisite 
flower is found on 
the high table 
lands or mesas of 
Central Mexico 
and Peru. Its 
pure and chaste 
sweetness, de- 
lightful and sub- 
tle fragrance, are 
indescribable. 

The senoritas 
twine these starry 
blossoms in their 
dusky tresses, 
and adorn their 
corsage with 
them for the 
dance. The bulbs 
can be planted as 
soon as danger of 
frost is over, and 
will bloom in four 
to six weeks. The 
smallest bulb will 
bloom. Each bulb 
as it grows in the 
ground will form 
bulblets, each of 
which sends up a 
flower stalk, thus, 
keeping up one 
mass of bloom 

from early summer till frost cuts them down. The flowers appear from 
ten to twenty to each stalk, are snowy white, star-like, petals thick, 
like wax, filling with the, fragrance they exhale their surroundings. If 
cut when the first flowers open and placed in water they will continue 
to bloom for ten days to two weeks. The stems are tall and stiff, with- 
standing high winds and all sorts of weather, but must be lifted when 
frost sets in and stored the same as Gladioli, Dahlias or Amaryllis. 

Each Three Doz. 100 

Fine-flowering bulbs $0.10 $0.25 $1.00 $6.00 

Extra large bulbs .10 .35 1.10 8.00 

NOVELTY DWARF FRENCH BEAN 

This is a marvel of quick growth, earliness and general value. 

It is one of the heaviest croppers yet introduced. It produces masses 
of medium sized, rich green fleshy pods which are very crisp and practically 

Stringless. 

This new French Bean is very dwarf, with dark green foliage, and of 

remarkably quick growth. 

This bean being as yet quite scarce we would urge our Customers to 
order early. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 25 cts. 

CHINESE WOOLFLOWER. This is a unique form of the feathered 
Cockscomb, growing two to three ft. high, each branch terminated with 
a large head of rich crimson flowers that look as if made out of some silky- 
wool material. Not only effective in beds or borders but highly inter- 
esting and valuable for cutting, as they can be dried, and retain their 
bright color for weeks. Pkt., 10 cts.; 3 pkts., 25 cts. 

NEW ORIENTAL POPPY. Enormous flowers, pure satiny white with 
a large blotch at the base of each petal, unquestionably the .most im- 
portant addition to the list of hardy perennial seeds for the season of 19x8. 
Like most hybrids, the seedlings are liable to vary somewhat, but a 
good percentage can confidently be expected to come true. Trial 
pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

HYBRIDIZED POTATO SEED 

It is from these that ALL 
valuable new varieties of 
Potatoes are produced. 

I Millions have never seen 
a Potato Seed Ball. Thou- 
sands have tried in vain to 
get the seed. Now is your 
opportunity. This un- 
rivaled seed will produce an 
endless variety of new kinds. 

Growing new and distinct 
Seedling Potatoes is in- 
tensely interesting. They 
will be the greatest curiosity 
of your garden. This seed 
will positively produce in- 
numerable new kinds, colors 
shapes, sizes and qualities. 

The product will astonish 
you. Everybody should 
plant a few packets. Trial 
pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 

25 cts. 

“Plant potato eyes and you get potatoes like the parents, but plant 
potato seeds and you tap a mine of heredity, infinite in its uncertainty, 
but infinite too in its possibility. These rare seeds produce remarkable 
variations all unlike any potato which has ever been cultivated.” 




Ipomoea Cardinalis 




Potato Seed Balls — One-third Size 



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ASPARAGUS SEEDS 

One ounce for 50 feet of drill. 

CONOVER’S COLOSSAL. Mammoth variety. Standard sort. One 
of the best. Pkt., 10 cts.; ,b., 30 cts. 

PALMETTO. Southern origin. Early. Very prolific. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
t oz., 10 cts.; J4 lb., 30 cts. 


ARTICHOKE 

One ounce produces 500 plants 

Afdelicious vegetable. The heads are boiled and the bottom of each 
scale eaten with butter andfsalt or mayonnaise dressing. 

FRENCH GLOBE. Standard sort. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., $1.00. 
JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE. Edible tubers easy of cultivation. Cut 
and planted like Potatoes. Used for pickling and boiling, feeding 
stock, etc. Qt., 25 cts. 


BEANS 

Packets of all varieties is cts., postpaid. If wanted by parcel post 
add postage at zone rates. To points East of Mississippi River add 7 
cts. per pound. To points West of Mississippi River add 12 cts. per 
pound. 

One pound will plant 50 feet of drill 
Wax Beans are scarce. 

Green Podded Beans are the best for the home garden. 

GIANT STRINGLESS GREEN POD. One of the earliest. Pods round. 

very crisp and tender. Lb., 45 cts.; 2 lbs., 80 cts. 

BOUNTIFUL or IMPROVED YELLOW SIX WEEKS. A prolific 
bearer. Early flat podded sort, perfectly stringless, very tender; also 
fine for late sowing. Lb., 45 cts.; 2 lbs., 80 cts. 

LONGFELLOW. Extra early round podded sort. Fleshy and tender; 
delicious when cooked, and unexcelled for Home use. Lb., 40 cts.; 
2 lbs., 70 cts. 

IMPROVED EARLY RED VALENTINE. Erect, strong growing vines, 
and one of the very earliest. Pods round and tender. Will germinate 
in cold ground when other sorts will not. Lb., 40 cts.; 2 lbs., 70 cts. 
BLACK VALENTINE. Not quite as early as Red Valentine, but well 
suited to a succession of plantings. Pods are long, growing in great 
clusters, straight and round. Few beans are greater yielders. Lb., 
45 cts.; 2 lbs., 80 cts. 

REFUGEE 1000 to 1. One of the latest Beans. Pods are 5 ins. long 
tapering to a slender point. Fleshy, brittle and mild in flavor. Lb., 
40 cts., 2 lbs., 70 cts. 

REFUGEE EXTRA EARLY. Similar to above. Ripens two weeks 
earlier. Lb., 40 cts.; 2 lbs., 70 cts. 


DWARF or BUSH BEANS 

DAVIS WAX. Very productive rustless sort. Pods 6 to 7 ins. long , 
light yellow, straight and handsome. Crisp and tender. Seed medium 
large, kidney shaped, clear white. Excellent for baking. 

NEW KIDNEY WAX. A most desirable sort. Produces a heavy crop 
of waxy succulent pods; long, flat and not liable to rust. Lb., 55 cts.; 
2 lbs., $1.00. 

BRITTLE WAX. Earliest of all Wax Beans. A great cropper. Pods 
long; fleshy; entirely stringless. White seeded and if allowed to fully 
ripen make excellent shell beans. Lb., 50 cts.; 2 lbs., 90 cts. 
STRINGLESS WHITE WAX. Round straight pods; bright lemon color; 
brittle, meaty, and entirely stringless. Desirable for home garden. 
Lb., 55 cts.; 2 lbs., $1.00. 

IMPROVED BLACK WAX. Splendid for home garden. Bushy vines 
with round pods 6 to 7 ins. long. Golden yellow color. Early. Lb. 

50 cts.; 2 lbs., 90 cts. 

IMPROVED GOLDEN WAX. An early, hardy, robust grower. Can be 
sown any time to early Fall. Lb., 50 cts.; 2 lbs., 90 cts. 



Novelty Dwarf French Bean 


See Novelties, page 1 


POLE or RUNNING BEANS 

IMPROVED KENTUCKY WONDER Old Homestead. A valuable 
green podded variety, stringless and tender. Most deliciously flavored 
and very meaty. Lb., 45 cts.; 2 lbs., 80 cts. 

SCARLET RUNNER. A favorite sort, both ornamental and useful. 
Bright scarlet flowers. Lb., 40 cts.; 2 lbs., 70 cts. 

LAZY WIFE. An old standby. The best late green podded Pole Bean. 
Beans round and white, fine for soups. Lb., 50 cts.; 2 lbs., 90 cts. 

HORTICULTURAL CRANBERRY. Fine for snap or shell bean. Es- 
pecially adapted for short seasons, and cool location. Lb., 45 cts.; 
2 lbs., 80 cts. 

ENGLISH BROAD WINDSOR BEANS. A great favorite in Europe. 
A distinct, delicious and very nutritious bean, shelled and cooked the 
same as Limas. Very hardy. Sow in April in drills, dropping the 
Beans 2 to 3 ins. apart. Beans can be gathered in June or July. Lb., 
50 cts.; 2 lbs., 90 cts. 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 


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BEANS — Continued 

LIMA BEANS (Dwarf Bush) 

BURPEES BUSH IMPROVED. Plants uniformly dwarf and enormously 
productive. Pods large, containing 4 to 6 large, thick beans of delicious 
flavor. Lb., 55 cts.; 2 lbs., $1.00. 

FORDHOOK BUSH LIMA. Large pods with 4 to 5 beans, plump and 
of the finest flavor. Very prolific. Lb. 55 cts.; 2 lbs., $1.00. 
WONDER BUSH LIMA. Plants are earlier than Burpees, upright and 
compact in growth, every pod filled with large, thick, handsome beans. 

Lb., 50 cts.; 2 lbs., 90 cts. 


POLE VARIETIES of LIMAS 

EARLY LEVIATHAN. The very earliest large pole Lima. Long 
broad pods, containing 5 to 6 beans of unexcelled quality. Lb., 40 cts.; 
2 lbs., 70 cts. 

KING OF THE GARDEN. Pods long, each containing 4 to 6 beans of 
excellent quality. Produces to the end of the season. Lb., 40 cts.; 
2 lbs., 70 cts. 

CHALLENGER. Very vigorous grower. Early. Pods thick and 
prolific. Lb., 40 cts.; 2 lbs., 70 cts. 

For Japan Beaus, see page 9 


BEETS 

One ounce of seed to 50 feet of drill 

CROSBY’S SELECTED EGYPTIAN. A remarkably smooth turnip- 
shaped variety, small top and tap root; flesh fine grained; tender and 
delicious. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

CRIMSON GLOBE. One of the season’s finest mid-season beets. Flesh 
is never stringy but red, sweet and tender unsurpassed for slicing. Pkt., 
10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

DETROIT DARK RED. A gem for home gardens and unexcelled as a 
variety for Winter planting. Uniformly smooth dark red, appetizing 
and very sweet. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lk*» 7$ cts. 

EARLY ECLIPSE. Extra early. Flesh dark red, zones lighter, crisp 
and tender. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

EDMAND’S EARLY BLOOD TURNIP. One of the best for main 
and late crops; tops small; dark red; symmetrical roots. Flavor delicate, 
rich and sugary. Excellent keeper. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 
50 cts. 

EARLY BASSANO. Tender and juicy. Flesh white and rose. Sown 
late it keeps well into winter. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 


SWISS CHARD 

This type of beet is grown exclusively for its foliage. The mid-ribs are 
silvery white, thick and very succulent. They are cooked and served 
like Asparagus or dressed and boiled like Spinach. It can be used all 
Summer when Spinach is not available. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 
00 cts. 

GIANT LUCULLUS. Superior moss curled sort; heavy succulent stems. 

Fkt., 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 65 cts. 


BROCCOLI 

WHITE CAPE. Resembles Cauliflower but is much hardier. Heads 
white, very compact and delicate. Pkt., 15 cts.; oz., 75 cts. 


BRUSSELS SPROUTS 

The culture is same as for cabbage. For late use, sow seed in June. This 
is a delicious vegetable and should find a place in every garden. Sow in 
May in shallow drills I in. deep and 12 ins. apart. Transplant in July. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; J4 oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 


CABBAGE 

One ounce of seed produces about 3000 plants 

EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD. Selected seed. The leading early 
sort. Heads are conical, medium size and very solid. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
oz., 40 cts.; 34 lb., $1.25. 

EARLY SPRING. Extra early, round, flat heads, coming in with the 
Wakefield. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 40 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

DANISH BALLHEAD. The favorite Winter cabbage. Extremely hardy, 
enduring both frost and drought that would destroy other varieties. The 
most solid headed Cabbage; of the very best quality. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
oz., 30 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

COPENHAGEN MARKET. A new early ball shape Cabbage, unexcelled 
in quality and flavor; heads are solid of uniform size maturing at the 
same time. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 30 cts.; 1 oz., 50 cts.; 34 lb., $1.50. 


CABBAGE — Continued 

PREMIUM FLAT DUTCH. One of the finest standard late sorts; large 
flat heads. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

MAMMOTH RED CABBAGE. The largest, best and sure heading 
cabbage ever introduced; heads round; very solid, fine for pickling and 
Winter use. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

IMPROVED AMERICAN SAVOY. None of the later growing equal 
this sort in flavor and general desirability for family use. Finely 
crumpled solid round heads. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

ALL SEASONS. Always a sure header, standing the heat of Summer 
remarkably well and is suited to every growing season. Quality for 
eating is splendid. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb-, $1.00. 

For Japanese and Chinese Cabbage, see page 8. 


CARROTS 

One ounce sows 100 feet of drill 

Sow from April to June in drills 1 ft. apart, covering the seed one-half 
inch. Thin out the plants 3 to 5 ins. apart according to variety. Keep the 
soil well cultivated as young plants will be ruined by neglect and weeds. 
Drought is to be especially avoided. 

EXTRA EARLY PARISIAN FORCING. The earliest Carrot in culti- 
vation, the easiest grown for forcing and splendid for open ground. 
Roots are globe shaped and of mild sweet flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 
30 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

DANVERS IMPROVED HALF LONG. Most popular sort for family 
use. Handsome slender carrots of good size; dark orange color with- 
out core and of finest flavor. Seed very scarce . Pkjt., 10 cts.; oz., 
30 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

EARLY CHANTENAY. One of the very best table varieties, very 
smooth, sugary and sweet. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 
GUERANDE or QXHEART. Of rapid growth, an excellent cropper. 

jd- Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

EARLY SCARLET HORN. Stump rooted, fine grained, delicate flavor, 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

IMPROVED LONG ORANGE. Well known sort, good keeper; valuable 
both for garden and field. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; ! 4 lb., 60 cts. 


CAULIFLOWER 

Cauliflower succeeds well in any soil where Cabbage will grow. It 
delights in a rich soil and plenty of water. Pursue the same general direc- 
tions as for growing Cabbage, watering liberally during dry weather. An 
occasional application of liquid manure is beneficial. 

EXTRA EARLY SNOWBALL. Heads are white, solid, and finely 
grained; none better. Pkt., 25 cts.; 34 oz., $1.00; oz., $2.50. 
EARLY DWARF ERFURT. A very early carefully selected strain 
producing large white heads. Pkt., 50 cts., 34 oz., $1.50. 

AUTUMN GIANT. A remarkably strong growing late sort; plant in 
May and June. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 25 cts.; oz., 75 cts. 

DANISH DRY WEATHER. This variety of Cauliflower is especially 
adapted for sections subjected to long, dry seasons, as it will grow well 
and produce the finest heads in spite of the 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. Pkt., 25 cts.; 34 oz., $1.00; 34 oz., 
$1.75. 

CELERY 

PERFECTION WHITE PLUME. Best for early use. The stalks and 
portions of the leaves being naturally white, they are fit for table use 
early in season. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 40 cts.; 34 lb., $1-25. 

GOLDEN SELF-BLANCHING. Stringless, crisp, sweet and tender; 
a popular favorite extensively grown for Summer and early Autumn 
use. It keeps well. Pkt., 15 cts.; oz., $1.25. 

BOSTON MARKET. OI dwarf branching habit, solid and crisp with 
delicious nutty flavor. Always gives satisfaction. Pkt., 15 cts.; oz., 
75 cts. 

GIANT PASCAL. An easily blanched and wonderful keeping sort. The 
stalks will snap like glass they are so tender. Grows about two feet 
high. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts., 34 lb., $1.00. 

PINK PLUME. Similar to White Plume; stalks rose tinted. 

Pkt., 15 cts. 

CELERIAC or STUMP-ROOTED CELERY 

Grown for its roots for delicious salads, soups, stews. Sow the seed same 
as Celery, transplant into rows 2 ft. apart, 6 to 8 ins. in the row. No 
earthing is required for this Celery as it is the roots which are the edible 
portion. 

LARGE SMOOTH PRAGUE. Very large and fine. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
25 cts.; 34 lb., 90 cts. 

CELERY SEED FOR FLAVORING. Oz., 10 cts. 


CHERVIL 

The young leaves are used for seasoning soups and salads. Pkt., 10 cts.'; 
oz., 20 cts. 


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CHIVES 

Used for salads and soups. One sowing will last nearly three years. 

Pkt., 10 cts. 


CORN SALAD or LAMB'S LETTUCE 

A small. quick growing salad plant. Used as a substitute for Lettuce and 
Spinach. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 35 cts. 


CRESS 

EXTRA CURLED. Fine for garnishing. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts. 

UPLAND CRESS. Hardy. Ready for use a week earlier. The spicy 
tender leaves form a delicious Spring salad, and are excellent for savory 
sandwiches. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

TRUE WATERCRESS. This delightful, wholesome salad and garnish- 
ing plant may be grown to perfection in any moist and rich soil whether 
naturally or artificially kept wet. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 


SWEET CORN 

One pound to ioo hills 

EXTRA EARLY SORTS 

GOLDEN BANTAM. A very rapid grower producing ears measuring 
5 to 7 ins. No finer or sweeter Corn is grown. It is very early but 
can be planted throughout the season. The ears are borne two to a 
stalk and. on account of its medium height, it can be planted closer to- 
gether than high Corn which makes it well adapted for the home garden. 
Unrivalled in quality. Pkt., 10 cts.; Ib., 50 cts.; 2 lbs., 90 cts. 

PEEP-O-DAY. One of the earliest real sweet Corns; eight-rowed. Pkt., 
10 cts.; lb., 35 cts.; 2 lbs., 60 cts. 

EXTRA EARLY WHITE CORY. Long ears with deep narrow kernels 
of a rich cream color. Excellent for family use. Pkt., 10 ct9.; lb., 30 
cts.; 2 lbs., 55 cts.; 10 lbs., $2.75. 

CROSBY’S EARLY SUGAR. The ears are fine size, set very low with 
12 to 16 rows of pearly white kernels of delicious sweetness. Pkt., 
10 cts.; lb., 40 cts.; 2 lbs., 70 cts. 

MEDIUM EARLY 

SQUANTUM or POTTER’S EXCELSIOR. As a medium early sort 
this is unsurpassed. Ears of good size well filled with rows of white and 
juicy kernels. Pkt., 10 cts.; lb. 40c., 2 lbs., 70 cts. 

STOWELL’S EVERGREEN. The standard home variety. The best 
all around sweet Corn grown. Magnificent large ears, deep kernels, 
small cob; of finest flavor, tender and juicy. Pkt., 10 cts.; lb. 40 cts.; 
2 lbs., 70 cts.; 10 lbs., $3.00. 

LATE 

COUNTRY GENTLEMAN. Very productive with long ears with deep 
set white kernels. Deliciously sweet, tender and milky. Pkt., 10 cts., 
lb., 45 cts.; 2 lbs., 80 cts.; 10 lbs., $3.50. 

BLACK MEXICAN. Very sweet and tender. Bluish black when ripe, 
cooking almost white. Pkt., 10 cts.; lb., 40 cts.; 2 lbs., 70 cts. 


CUCUMBERS 

One ounce will plant 50 hills 

Culture. Cucumbers succeed best in warm, moist, rich loamy soil. 
Sow in the open ground as soon as the weather has become settled and 
warm, in hills 4 to 6 ft. apart each way. Thin out to four plants to each 
hill after all danger of insects is over. Continue planting at intervals for 
succession. 

IMPROVED EARLY WHITE SPINE. Fruits even, smooth and slender, 
attractive glossy dark green; excels in crispness and flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 50 cts. 

DAVIS PERFECT. One of the most prolific for outside growing. The 
fruit is straight and free from bulge and often measures 12 ins. Almost 
seedless and resembles a hothouse cucumber. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 
34 lb., 40 cts. 

PERFECTION RIDGE ENGLISH GROWN. Fruits a fine green, of 
handsome shape, varying in length from 12 to 15 ins. They bear with 
great freedom and abundance. The plants are hardy and robust. 
Can be grown on ridges, on wires or poles. This sort will please the 
most exacting grower. Pkt., 20 cts.; trial pkt., 10 cts. 

COOL AND CRISP. Very early; long and slender. Fine for slicing. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; l /i lb., 40 cts. 

THE CUMBERLAND. Its extreme earliness combined with its prolific 
and hardy qualities make it a very desirable variety for either market or 
home use. Flesh firm, crisp and tender. Excellent for both pickles and 
slicing. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 3€ lb., 50 cts. 

FORDHOOK FAMOUS. Quality superb. Color dark gre,en. A white 
spine variety 7 ins. long. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 3€ lb., 50 cts. 
WEST INDIA GHERKIN. A small oval prickly variety used for pickling 
only. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 90 cts. 

GREEN PROLIFIC PICKLING. Fine shape, right size and excellent 
quality makes this an ideal pickling Cucumber. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
15 cts.; 34 lb., 50 cts. 


DANDELION 

IMPROVED LARGE LEAVED. Very vigorous, producing large leaves 
which blanch well. Makes a most delicately flavored and wholesome 
salad. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 60 cts. 


EGG PLANT 

One ounce will produce about 1000 plants. 

BLACK BEAUTY. Of a beautiful rich purple color; fruit is large, thick 
and attractive. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 25 cts.; oz., 45 cts. 

BLACK PEKIN. Produces handsome jetblack fruit of superior quality. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

NEW YORK IMPROVED. Easily cultivated. Fruit smooth and 
round. It has a meaty flavor, much liked by everybody. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
oz., 35 cts. 

ENDIVE 

One ounce will sow 200 feet of drill 

GREEN CURLED. Has deep green leaves finely crinkled and curled. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts. 

WHITE IVORY CURLED. Blanching rapidly; excellent and very 
tender. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

FRENCH MOSS CURLED. Very finely curled with close dense leaves. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts. 

BROAD-LEAVED BATAVIAN. Broad thick leaves with rounded ends. 
The Parisian “Escarolle.” Used as a salad and also like Spinach. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20c.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 


KALE or BORECOLE 

DWARF GREEN. One of the best. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts. 

SIBERIAN KALE or SPROUTS. Should be sown in September and 
treated like SDinach; it is fit to cut early in Spring. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
10 cts.; 34 lb., 25 cts. 


KOHLRABI 

EARLIEST PURPLE.. Very easily grown; has a delicious Cauliflower 
flavor, appetizing and pleasant. Cooked like Cauliflower or Turnips, 
with cream sauce. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 34 lb., 85 cts. 


LEEK 

LARGE AMERICAN FLAG. Most desirable; mild agreeable flavor. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; >4 lb., 60 cts. 


LETTUCE 

Easily grown either in hotbed or garden and can be sown very early. 

MAY KING. Plant in the early Spring in the open ground. Produces 
splendid globular heads; leaves light green, interior creamy yellow; con- 
tender and unexcelled in flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

BIG BOSTON. None better for the kitchen garden for Fall or early 
Spring use; large heads; bright, tender green leaves. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
20 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

WONDERFUL. A large solid hearted variety; pale green, very tender 
and crisp. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

HANSON. Exceedingly popular for Midsummer planting; a sure header, 
resisting drought and heat. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts.^ 

CRISP-AS-ICE. Fine large heads; When cut open they have a rich, 
creamy heart and are tender enough to "melt in the mouth.” Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 H»., 70 ots - 

CREAM BUTTER. A crisp, tender, richly flavored variety, forming 
large heads of a beautiful creamy color. One of the best Summer 
varieties grown. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

SALAMANDER PERFECTED. Has excellent heat-resisting qualities; 
grows to large size, with tightly folded leaves covering the centre, which 
blanches a light golden. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

TENNIS BALL BLACK SEEDED. A standard sort. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
20 cts. 

ALL SEASONS. Color light green, inside leaves clear yellow. Produces 
remarkably large firm heads. Absolutely withstands heat and drought. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 40 cts. 

BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON Loose Head. A popular curly leaved 
sort, always reliable, easily grown. Good for amateurs to try. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 40 cts. 

GRAND RAPIDS FORCING. A popular curly leaved sort. Very early. 
Crisp leaves of light green, melting in the mouth. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 
cts.; 34 lb., 40 cts. 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS AND PLANTS 


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COS or ROMAINE LETTUCE ONIONS 


PARIS WHITE COS. One of the best for Summer use. Self closing. 

Pkt., 5 ets.; oz., 15 cts.; J4 lb., 40 cts. 

TRIANON COS. Long narrow leaves. Tender, crisp and buttery. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; J4 lb., 50 cts. 


MUSTARD 

Green Mustard imparts a delightfully pungent flavor to various forms 
of prepared salads. Sow at frequent intervals through the Spring in 
drills 8 to 12 ins. apart. 

WHITE LONDON. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 25 cts. 
JAPANESE MUSTARD, see page 9. 


MELONS 

One ounce will plant 50 hills 


MUSKMELONS 

Cultivate in hills which should be s to 6 ft. apart each way, and composed 
of light, moderately rich soil. Plant in May, ten seeds to the hill; when 
the plants are well up thin out to three. Pinch the ends of the growing 
shoots to induce early fruiting. 

EMERALD GEM. A deep green on the outside with a beautiful salmon 
color inside makes this little gem as beautiful to look at as it is delicious 
in flavor; medium sized and exceedingly early. The rind is thin and 
deeply netted. The flesh is thick and so rich and juicy that it needs to 
be eaten with a spoon. A “Gem” in every way. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 
cts.; 34 lb., 45 cts. 

EXTRA EARLY HACKENSACK. One of the best, earliest, hardiest, 
most prolific of netted melons. Flavor fine. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 
34 lb., 35 cts. 

JENNY LIND. One of the most popular sorts. Fruit round, flattened 
with rind thick at ends. Good size, deep meated, tender, melting, and 
of the richest flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

ROCKY FORD NETTED. A famous variety which can be relied upon 
for producing the finest Melons it is possible to grow. The flesh is 
thick, green tinted and very aromatic and sweet. In flavor it is delight- 
fully rich and spicy. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

LON G ISLAND BEAUTY. Round fruit; flesh deep orange. One of the 

earliest and best. Pkt,, 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; J4 lb., 75 cts. 

BURRELL’S GEM. Grows uniform in size and weight. Small, sweet and 

spicy. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 50 cts. 


WATERMELON 

One ounce will plant 50 hills 

Culture same as Muskmelon except that they should be planted 6 to S 

feet apart each way. 

COLES’ EARLY. A most delicious and productive variety for the 
family garden succeeding in Northern states where Melons were never 
matured before. The flesh is of a beautiful bright red color, crisp and 
extremely delicate in texture; in flavor it is lusciously sweet and refreshing, 
no pithiness or stringiness. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 65 cts. 

KLECKLEY’S SWEETS. Sweetest of All. Fine flavored and grained; 
tender meat. Fruits are large size, rind very thin and green; very 
brittle; flesh scarlet and firm. A variety every one should grow. Pkt., 
10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 3 4 lb., 65 cts. 

TOM WATSON. Produces fruits 18 to 24 ins. long by 10 to 12 ins. in 
diameter. Rind thin but strong. Flesh excellent, can be eaten almost 
to the skin. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

KOLB’S GEM. Oval light green, mottled. A fine shipper. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 25 cts. 


CITRON FOR PRESERVES. Round and handsome; most valuable in 
jelly making. Jellies will “Jell Perfectly” if the pulp of this is added 
to them. Be sure and plant a few. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 2b., 
30 cts. 


OKRA or GUMBO 

Should be planted in every garden. Is extremely easy to grow. The 
green pods are used in soups, stews, etc., to which they impart a rich 
flavor. Sow the seed thickly in rich ground about the middle of May when 
warm, in drills 3 ft. apart, 1 in. deep; thin to 10 ins. apart. 

WHITE VELVET. Large thick pods, round and smooth. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 10 cts. 

LONG GREEN. Long ribbed pods. Very productive. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 20 ets. 


One ounce to 100 feet of drill. 

Sow in rich, rather sandy, but well manured soil, as early as possible in 
Spring, in shallow drills, 1 ft. apart, covering with fine soil 34 -inch, which 
should be pressed down with the back of a spade. When the young plants 
are strong enough, thin out to 4 ins. Keep free from weeds. 

AILSA CRAIG English stock. Handsome globular variety, flesh white ; 
skin pale yellow. An ideal variety. Pkt., 25 cts.; oz., 60 cts.; 34 lb., 
$ 2 . 00 . 

Improved Yellow Globe Danvers. Plump, handsome, yellow skinned 
bulbs, uniform round and perfect, white flesh, fine thin neck. Does 
well in all soils and climates. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb-, $1.00. 
SOUTHPORT WHITE GLOBE. Very firm; fine grained white flesh 
crystal clear and mild flavored. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz. 60c.; 34 lb., $2.00. 
SOUTHPORT YELLOW GLOBE. Like all the Globes, wonderful 
keepers; deliciously tender and sweet. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; 34 lb., 
$1.50. 

SOUTHPORT RED GLOBE. A heavy yielder, rich dark red, sound and 
solid. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 45 cts., J4 lb., $1.00. 

RED WETHERSFIELD. Round, somewhat flattened bulb. _ Fine grain 
and mild flavor. A favorite red skinned sort. Does best in poor soil. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 40 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

MAMMOTH SILVER KING. Matures early. Flat shaped but thick, 
mild and tender, silvery white flesh. Ideal for market or table. Pkt., 
10 ets.; oz., 60 cts.; 34 lb., $2.00. 

ADRIATIC BARLETTA. Very early. Can be eaten raw. Small flat 
and waxy white. Invaluable for pickling. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 25 cts. 


ONION SETS 

Prices variable 
WHITE SETS. Qt., 30 cts.; 34 pk., $1.00. 

YELLOW SETS. Qt., 30 cts.; 34 pk., 90 cts.; pk., $1.60. 

RED SETS. Qt., 30 cts.; 34 pk., $1.00; pk., $1.75. 

We do not prepay on Onion Sets. Mailing weight one lb. per qt. 

JAPANESE ONIONS, see page 8. 

PARSLEY 

One ounce will sow too feet of drill 

Parsley requires a rich, deep and rather mellow soil. Sow early in 
Spring, 1 ft. apart and J 2 in. deep, previously soaking the seed a few hours. 
Thin out to 4 ins. 

PLAIN. Very hardy and flavor excellent. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 
34 lb., 35 ets. 

CHAMPION MOSS CURLED. Of a shining rich color, robust, compact. 
Plants can be grown in pots or window boxes. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 
cts.; 34 lb., 35 ets. 

HAMBURG or ROOTED. Grown for its roots. Used for flavoring 
soups. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 50 cts. 


PARSNIPS 

Sow in rich soil, in drills about 18 ins. apart, as early in the Spring.as the 
ground can be worked. 

AMERICAN HOLLOW CROWN. One of the best. Smooth, large 
tender and sugary. Pkt., 5 ets.; oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 30 cts. 

EARLY ROUND. Adapted to shallow soil. Early and fine for a change 
when a new vegetable is most relished. Try them, stewed, fried, etc. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts. ;-J4 lb-, 30 cts. 


PEPPERS 

No trouble whatever to grow. 

Sow in April, in a hotbed, in shallow drills, covering 34 in. and 6 ins. 
apart and transplant to the open as soon as weather is warm. Soil should 
be rich and sandy. 

LARGE BELL or BULL NOSE PEPPER. Standard early scarlet variety. 
Produce abundantly and bear well till frosts. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; 
34 lb., $2.00. 

RUBY KING. The large Peppers are bright ruby red, remarkably mild 
and pleasant to the taste. Can be sliced and eaten with Tomatoes and 
Cucumbers. Pkt., 5 cts.; 34 oz., 35 cts.; 34 lb., $1.25. 

CHINESE GIANT. Enormous deep crimson Peppers, very productive . 
The fruits grow 4 to 5 ins. broad and are of equal length. Thick mild 
flesh. Pkt., 5 cts.; J4 oz., 40 cts.; 34 lb., $2.50. 

GOLDEN DAWN. Golden yellow, sweet and mild flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
34 oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., $2.00. 

CHERRY RED. Small round fruit, glossy scarlet, extremely piquant. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; 34 lb., $2.00. 

NEAPOLITAN. Extra early. Flesh thick and sweet. Most palatable. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 65 cts.; 34 lb., $2.00. 

JAPANESE PEPPER, see page 9. 


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GARDEN PEAS 

One pound will plant about 50 feet of drill 
Packets of any sort listed are 10 cts. If by parcel post add postage at 
Zone rates. One pound is equal to about a pint. To points East of Missis- 
sippi River, 7 cts. per pound. To points West of Mississippi River, 12 cts. 
per pound. 

VERY EARLY VARIETIES 

LITTLE MARVEL. Most satisfactory for the small garden. Vines 
strong and hardy, each bearing 4 to 7 large green pods; quality luscious 
and sugary. Lb., 35 cts.; 2 lbs., 60 cts. 

ALASKA or EARLIEST OF ALL. A standard variety for market and 
canning. Well filled pods, seeds bluish in color; excellent and always 
reliable. Lb., 35 cts.; 2 lbs., 60 cts.; 10 lbs., $2.50. 

AMERICAN WONDER. An early wrinkled Pea of exquisite flavor, ready 
for the table in 30 to 40 days after planting. Grows only 10 to 12 ins. 
high. Plant every week for succession. Lb., 35 cts.; 2 lbs., 60 cts.; 
10 lbs., $2.50. 

NOTT’S EXCELSIOR. A popular favorite; hardy and vigorous. May 
be planted as early as the round sorts and will mature almost as soon. 
Bears heavy clusters of blunt pods about 3 ins. long. Tender and 
delicious to eat. Lb., 35 cts.; 2 lbs., 60 cts.; 10 lbs., $2.50. 

MEDIUM VARIETIES 

GRADUS or PROSPERITY. Early large podded Marrow Pea. The 
largest early Pea grown. Pods are uniform, filled to bursting with rich, 
plump, fine peas. Height 234 to 3 feet. Lb., 40 cts.; 2 lbs., 70 cts.; 10 
lbs,. $3.00. 

LATE AND MAIN VARIETIES 

McLEAN’S ADVANCER. Very productive, of excellent quality. Lb., 
35 cts.; 2 lbs., 60 cts.; 10 lbs., $2.50. 

DWARF TELEPHONE. Unequalled as a main crop variety; long broad 
pods, dark green and handsome. Excellent quality. Lb., 40 cts.; 2 
lbs., 70 cts. 

CHAMPION OF ENGLAND. Holds its own among all new comers. 
The vines mature to about 5 ft. high and are very vigorous. Pods filled 
with Peas of superb flavor. Lb., 35 cts.; 2 lbs., 60 cts.; 10 lbs., $2.50. 
ALDERMAN. One of the best of the large podded varieties; immensely 
prolific. Pea s of the best quality. Lb., 35 cts.; 2 lbs., 60 cts. 
YORKSHIRE HERO. Old standard variety. Bears abundantly and is 
fine for late crop. Peas wrinkled, sweet and large. Lb., 35 cts.; 2 lbs., 
60 cts., 10 lbs., $2.50. 

QUITE CONTENT. One of the largest podded varieties in cultivation. 
Pods straight and closely filled with Peas of rich flavor. Lb., 35 cts.; 
2 lbs., 60 cts.; 10 lbs., $2.50. 

MELTING SUGAR PEAS. Edible podded. The pods are cooked like 
snap beans, are very sweet and tender. A delightful dish. Lb., 40 cts.; 
2 lbs., 70 cts.; 10 lbs., $3.00. 

' IMPROVED TELEPHONE. A tall and robust grower. Superb flavor 
and tender. Height 5 ft. Unequaled as a main crop variety. Lb., 

40 cts.; 2 lbs., 70 cts.; 10 lbs., $3.00. 

PUMPKINS 

LARGE CHEESE. Very popular. Keeps splendidly when stored in a dry 
place. Fine, sweet flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 40 cts. 
SUGAR PIE or SWEET PUMPKIN. Fruit medium, sugary and delicious 
"For the pies that Mother used to make." Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 
34 lb., 30 cts. 

JAPANESE PUMPKIN, see page 9 . 

RADISHES 

One ounce will sow ioo feet of drill 

Culture. — Radishes require a light loamy soil, moderately fertile, 
which should be deeply dug and well pulverized. The situation should 
be warm and sheltered. For an early supply, sow inch deep in January 
or February in hotbeds, keeping well ventilated. In April they may be 
sown out-of-doors in drills 12 to 18 ins. apart. Thin to 2 ins. apart to 
prevent crowding. Successive sowings should be made every two weeks. 
Radishes to be crisp and tender should make a rapid growth. They can be 
stored for Winter like Turnips. 

COOPER’S SPARKLER. A quite distinct new sort of a beautiful rich 
carmine scarlet, with a pronounced tip of pure white. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 25 cts.; M lb., 75 cts. 

CRIMSON GIANT. This variety is suitable for either forcing or early 
planting outdoors. Does not get pithy or hollow. Sow the seed thinly. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

EARLY SCARLET GLOBE. A variety of distinct shape, very attractive. 
For early planting; is ready for the table in 25 days. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
15 cts.; }4 lb., 50 cts. 

EARLY SCARLET TURNIP. Prized for its quick growth as well as for 
its tenderness and crispness. In every way it is satisfactory; a veritable 
dainty. Ready for use in 20 days after sowing. Flavor mild and 
delightful at all times. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 50 cts. 
t RENCH BREAKFAST RADISH. Can be used for Summer sowing or 
for forcing. Growing rapidly in the early Spring this Radish has a 
skin that is very tender; the flesh is pure white, sound, solid and sweet, 
' appealing to the eye and palate. An ideal early sort. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 50 cts. 

ICICLE. Long slender roots of transparent whiteness. One of the 
earliest of the long sorts. Crisp and tender, both when young and later. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 lb., 50 cts. 

LONG WHITE VIENNA. Beautiful shape; pure white, crisp, brittle and 
of very rapi d gro wth. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 lb.. 50 cts. 
SCARLET OLIVE SHAPED. Rapid grower. Oval, tender and excellent 

Pkt., 6 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; J 4 lb., 50 cts. 


RADISH— WINTER VARIETIES 

LONG BLACK SPANISH. Popular Winter sort. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz.,'15 
cts. 

ROUND BLACK SPANISH. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 40 cts. 
ROSE CHINA WINTER. Bright rose color; flesh firm. Pkt., 5 cts.; 

oz., 10 cts.; 34 l b., 4 5 cts. 

JAPANESE RADISHES, see page 8.- 


RHUBARB 

Culture. — -A deep rich soil trenched to a depth of 2 ft. is best for Rhubarb 
It is usually grown from roots. 

VICTORIA. The best variety. Stalks red, thick and long. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

VICTORIA. Strong clumps. 15 cts each; $1.50 per doz. 

STRAWBERRY. Unsurpassed for making sauce and pies. Strong 
clumps. 25 ets each; $2.50 per doz. 


TURNIPS 

One ounce will sow 150 feet 

Sow as soon as the ground opens in Spring. For a late crop sow in July 
Sow in drills 18 ins. apart and thin to 6 ins. in the drill. Can be sown 
broadcast. 

EXTRA EARLY WHITE MILAN. A splendid turnip, clear solid white, 
tender and sweet. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 40 ets. 

EARLY SNOWBALL. Ready in 6 week’s time. Tender and delicate, 
round as a ball, pure white flesh and skin. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; 
34 lb., 30 cts. 

PURPLE TOP MILAN. Splendid quality. Medium size, flat, white with 
a bright purple top. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 lb., 35 cts. 

AMBER GLOBE or ORANGE JELLY. A superior table turnip. Beau- 
tiful color and fine grained. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 lb., 30 cts. 
WHITE EGG. Oval, mild and very sweet. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; 
34 lb., 50 cts. 


RUTABAGA or SWEDISH TURNIP 

AMERICAN PURPLE TOP. Purple top yellow Turnip; fine quality 
Keeps well. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 lb., 35 cts.; lb., $1.00. 
SHAMROCK SWEDE. An excellent yellow fleshed purple top variety. 
Small, short neck. Heavy cropper and one of the best. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 25 cts. 

WHITE FRENCH or ROCK. Firm hard flesh; excellent quality. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 34 lb., 25 cts. 

JAPANESE TURNIPS, see page 9. 


SALSIFY (Oyster Plant) 

One ounce will sow 50 feet of drill 

A most delicious vegetable. It is used stewed, boiled or fried. Culti- 
vation the same as for Carrots or Parsnips. 

MAMMOTH SANDWICH ISLAND. Tender and delicious. Pkt., 10 
cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

BLACK SALSIFY, or SCORZONERA. A black variety. Flesh tender 
and white. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 50 cts. 

SEA KALE 

Cultivated for its blanched shoots, which are cooked the same as Aspara- 
gus. They have a very agreeable nutty flavor, slightly bitter. Pkt., 10 
cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 34 lb., $1.00. 

SORREL 

Agreeable as a salad or dressing. Sow in shallow drills 12 ins. apart, and 
thin out the young plants to 6 ins. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

SPINACH 

One ounce will sow 100 feet 

Requires very rich soil to be succulent and tender. For Summer use 
sow early in Spring in drills 15 ins. apart and make successive sowings 
every two weeks. For Spring use sow in September and cover lightly in 
November with litter. 

ROUND THICK LEAVED. A standard sort equally good for Spring or 
Fall. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

LONG STANDING. Excellent for Summer. Delicious tender quality. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 75 cts. 

SAVOY LEAVED or BLOOMSDALE. Large, tender crumpled leaves; 

very hardy. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

VIROFLAY or GIANT LEAVED. An improved strain. With broad 
thick leaves, very tender and well flavored. Quick, strong growth and 
stands the heat well. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb-, 75 cts. 
VICTORIA. Remains a long time in prime condition. Dark green succu- 
lent leaves. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 65 cts. 

NEW ZEALAND. Especially suited for hot Summer months, makes a 
low spreading plant from which tender greens can be gathered the entire 
Summer. Soak the seed 24 hours in tepid water before planting. Pkt., 
10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 34 lb., 65 cts. 

NOTE. — Spinach seed is very scarce this season. 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 


7 


SWISS CHARD (Spinach Beet) 

£3 Produces more food for the table than almost any other vegetable . 
Requires the least of care or space and it can be used all Summer when 
Spinach is not available. Sow as early in Spring as the ground can be 
worked, in rows 12 ins. apart, and thin out to 6 ins. apart in the rows. As 
it grows thin out for use and cultivate well. The leaves are cooked like 
Spinach and the pure white stems can be cooked like Asparagus, affording 
two distinct dishes. 

GIANT LUCULLUS. Grows to a height of 2 to 2 J4 ft. with stalks thick 
as rhubarb and moss curled leaves; tender and delicious. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

GREEN LYON. Leaves can be cut repeatedly. “Cut-and-come-again.” 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; lb., 50 cts. 

SQUASH 

One ounce will plant 25 hills 

Succeeds best in rich soil. Do not plant before weather is settled; about 
May 20 th. 

EARLY SUMMER VARIETIES 

EARLY SUMMER MAMMOTH WHITE BUSH, known as PATTY 
PAN. Plants are of bushy growth.bearing large fruits of superb quality. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; J4 lb., 30 cts. 

FORDHOOK. Excellent for Summer or Winter; ripens early and is one of 
the best keepers we know. Nearly bug proof. Skin smooth, flesh thick 
and extremely dry and sweet. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz,, 20 cts.; }4 lb., 60 cts. 
MINIATURE SPANISH CROOKNECK. It attains a length of 12 ins., 
is a fine keeper and of excellent flavor. Sweet and aromatic. Highly to 
be recommended. Pkt. 15 cts. 

GIANT SUMMER CROOKNECK. Bush variety. Very early and 
prolific; fruit golden yellow. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; J4 lb., 50 cts. 
DELICATA. Early and very prolific; oblong shape. Shell creamy 
white, sometimes mottled green. Small sized but solid and heavy; while 
the quality is rich and dry. An excellent “All seasons” Squash. Pkt., 
10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; X lb., 75 cts. 

GOLDEN CUSTARD. Similar to White Bush except in color, skin and 
flesh being creamy yellow. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 lb., 40 cts. 
VEGETABLE MARROW. English grown but little known in this coun- 
try. The fruits should be eaten when less than half grown, as the flesh 
is then very tender and marrowy. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 3 4 lb., 40 
cts. 

AUTUMN and WINTER VARIETIES 

EARLY PROLIFIC or ORANGE MARROW. Fall sort excelling in 
earliness, productiveness, and keeping qualities. Bright orange red. 
Flesh fine grained, dry and rich. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 34 lb., 
40 cts. 

THE DELICIOUS. One of the best for Winter use. Medium size, weight 
from 5 to 10 lbs.; uniformly green shade. Flesh orange, very dry and 
delicious. Pkt., 10 cts., oz., 20 cts.; 34 lb., 60 cts. 

BOSTON MARROW. Highly esteemed for Autumn use. Thin rind, 
reddish yellow. The best for canning and pies. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts. 
34 lb., 40 cts. 

GOLDEN HUBBARD. Most popular Winter Squash. Flesh rich, fine 
grained and dry. Keeps throughout the Winter. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 
34 lb., 50 cts. 


TOMATOES 

One ounce produces about 1000 plants 
Sow thinly about first week in March in a hotbed or sitting room, where 
the temperature is never below 60 degrees. When 2 ins. high set out the 
plants in boxes about 4 ins. apart, or pot singly. About the first of June 
the plants may be transferred to the open ground. Set them deeply about 
4 ft. apart; a shovelful of rotted manure should be mixed in the earth of 
each hill. 

EARLIANA. The very earliest and best, very smooth and solid. Color 
bright scarlet. Try it and get results. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 50 cts. 
DWARF CHAMPION. An upright growth, requiring the least support, 
even if loaded with fruits. Pink symmetrical Tomatoes of a firm, fine 
quality. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 

ACME. Early. Very prolific. Crimson scarlet; smooth; fine flavor. 
PONDEROSA. One of the best for home use. Vines are very vigorous; 
fruits oblong, growing in beautiful uniform clusters, some fruits weighing 
as much as one pound. Color a deep purplish crimson. It has a delicious 
meaty flavor and many consider it the finest Tomato for slicing and table 
use as it has few seeds. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 40 cts.; oz., 75 cts. 
LIVINGSTON’S GLOBE IDEAL. Rich and juicy fruits, large; fine for 
slicing; with a glossy skin of a vivid crimson, enchanting to the eye. 
Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 40 cts.; oz., 75 cts. 

NEW STONE. None better for canning owing to its keeping qualities and 
firm solid flesh. It ripens evenly and is thick and meaty to the core. A 
standard favorite praised by every grower. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 
GOLDEN QUEEN. Smooth, large golden yellow fruits. Fine flavor. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; 34 oz., 20 cts. 

LIVINGSTON’S CORELESS. Large size, globe shaped; a red Tomato 
that is a joy in the seeing and eating. Pkt., 10 cts.; 3 4 oz., 40 cts. 
PERFECTION. Very early. Blood red, round and smooth; ripens 
uniformly and bears abundantly until frost. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 40 cts. 

SMALL FRUITED TOMATOES 

RED CHERRY. Little fruits, bright scarlet. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 
RED PEAR. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

YELLOW CHERRY PEAR or PEACH. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 
STRAWBERRY. Fine for sauce or preserving. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

SUNFLOWER 

MAMMOTH RUSSIAN. May be grown to great advantage in waste 
ground. An excellent and cheap food for fowls. All farmers should 
plant this, if only for feeding chickens. It is enormously productive 
of seed, as the heads sometimes measure 18 ins. in diameter. Plant 4 
quarts to acre. Lb., 25 cts., postpaid. By express or freight, at 
purchaser’s expense. Pk., 60 cts.; bus., (25 lbs.) $2.00; 100 lbs., $7.00. 


BIRD SEEDS 

CANARY SEED Lb., $0.15 RAPE Lb., $15 

HEMP Lb., .15 SUNFLOWER SEED FOR 

MILLET, American.. ..Lb., .10 PARROTS Qt., .15 

MIXED BIRD SEEDS, Lb., .15 


SWEET POT AND MEDICINAL HERBS 


These are indispensable for every home garden. For flavoring soups, meats, etc., for medicinal use (especially where there are children), some 
good herbs will be found most useful. 

Culture.— All herbs thrive best in rich, mellow soil. Sow the seed early in spring in shallow drills one foot apart; when the young plants are 
up to 2 to 3 ins. thin out or transplant. Cut on a dry day before coming into full blossom, tie in bunches and hang where they dry rapidly. 


ANISE SEED. Very aromatic. Fine for flavoring cakes, etc. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 20 cts. 

BALM. For Culinary purposes. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts. 

BORAGE. Grand as a salad mixed with lettuce. Flowers are excellent 
for bee pasture. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts. 

BASIL, SWEET. For flavoring soups, pickles, etc. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
15 cts. 

CARAWAY. Good in soups, bread, liquors, etc. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
10 cts. 

CATNIP. Have you a pussy ? She will need this herb to keep in good 
health. Also fine for medicinal tea. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 40 cts. 

CORIANDER. Fine for flavoring. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts. 

DILL. For flavoring pickles, vinegar, etc. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts. 

FENNEL. Sweet, for flavoring sauces. Very aromatic. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 10 cts. 

HOREHOUND. Great cough remedy. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts. 


LAVENDER. Sweet Lavender, for perfumes, oils, and toilet waters. 
Delightful placed between linen. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts. 

MARJORAM. One of the best known herbs for seasoning. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 15 cts. 

MINT, PEPPERMINT. Who does not know lamb with mint sauce, 
or mint julep ? Get yours fresh instead of stale in the markets. Pkt., 
25 cts. 

ROSEMARY. Yields a very aromatic water and oil. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
oz., 30 cts. 

SAGE (Common). For flavoring. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts. 

SAVORY. Summer, used in kitchen for flavoring. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
25 cts. 

THYME. Broad English. Indispensable for seasoning. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 25 cts. 

WOODRUFF (Asperula odorata). A delightful aromatic herb used 
largely to flavor wine, punches, etc. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 50 cts. 


OUR $1.00 HOME-GARDENING VEGETABLE COLLECTION 

Every one with a few square feet of ground can contribute to victory by growing vegetables. It saves money; it helps lower the 
• ‘High Cost of Living.” It is a patriotic way of “doing your bit." 

BEANS, 1 pkt. Early Wax. SWEET CORN, Stowells Evergreen, 34 Pt. PARSNIPS, 1 pkt. Hollow crown. 

BEANS, 1 pkt. Green Podded. CUCUMBER, 1 pkt. Davis perfect. RADISH, 1 pkt. Coopers sparkler. 

BEETS, Early Blood Turnip. LETTUCE, 1 pkt. May King. RADISH, 1 pkt. Olive shaped. 

CARROTS, i pkt. Early Chantenay. PEAS, 1 pkt. medium. TURNIP, 1 pkt. Early Snowball. 

SQUASH, 1 pkt. Early Summer. 

This splendid assortment of CHOICE Vegetables carefully packed and sent postpaid to any address in the United States for only 

$ 1 . 00 . 


H. H. BERGER & CO. 


NEW YORK 


JAPANESE VEGETABLES 


The Japanese as a nation are almost entirely vegetarians. Very little meat is used by the general public, their food consisting of fish and vegetables. 
They are also known as most expert gardeners and their vegetables attain a perfection of growth and flavor which must be tasted to be appreciated. 

We give herewith a list of the best, all having been tested by the Department of Agriculture and recommended by that body as being h ghly suited 
to the divers climates of the United States. 


RADISHES 

SAKURAJIMA. A Japanese Radish which 
grows to immense proportions. Picture 
to yourself a pure white Radish, the size 
of a baseball, firm and solid. Cut it, and 
you find that it has the consistency of a 
Baldwin Apple, firm and fine of grain. 
Taste it and it proves to be ahead of the 
best Spring Radish that ever passed your 
lips. It will thrive at any season during 
the growing year; may be transplanted or 
left to itself; cultivated or uncultivated. 
1 1 is as good to eat when in bloom as in its 
younger days, and one Radish will pro- 
vide bulk enough for three or four people. 
Need more be said? This Radish forms 
its fruits later than other Radishes. If 
sown in Fall the fruit will be best in 
early Summer, but if sown in Spring it 
will not be ready till late Fall Trial 
pkt., 10 cts.; V> oz., 20 cts.; oz., 30 
cts.; J4 lb-. 75 cts. 

MIKADO. This grows to a length of 12 
in. by 3 to 4 in. in circumference. The 
flesh is pure white and of the greatest 
sweetness and delicacy of flavor. It 
never grows pithy. Finer than Icicle or 
Lady Finger. Try it. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
J4 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

BOTTLE RADISH. Succeeds in the poor- 
est soil. The quality is second to none. 
Mild and delicious in flavor. We recom- 
mend it for successive sowings. Pkt., 
10 cts.; 34 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 






NERIMA. A very handsome Radish. The quality for eating, firmness and flavor are excellent. 2 to 
3 ft. long, 8 to 10 in. circumference. Pkt., 10 cts.; Y, oz., 20 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 


CABBAGE 

CHEEFOO or CHINESE WHITE CABBAGE. Similar to Celery Cabbage but the heads are larger 
and more round. A true and valuable type. Firm, tender and white. Splendid cooked in almost 
any manner. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

COREAN PE TSAI. Large oblong form, well curled; delicate midribs merging into crisp, tender 
leaves at the top. Extremely delicious. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

CHIRIMEN PE TSAI. Small well curled heads of lustrous fresh green color. Crisp, tender, delicate • 
rich. It equals any of our home grown varieties. A Cabbage "Pearl.” Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 20 
cts.;, oz., 35 cts. 

EGG PLANT 

Japanese Egg Plants are small in growth, but the delicacy of their flesh will entice any one giving 

them a trial to consider them a necessity for the vegetable garden. They are far superior to the larger 

sorts. 

YAMANASU.3. Round. Color dark purple. Extremely prolific and robust. Sweet flavor. Pkt., 
10 cts. 

OBLONG. 1 to 2 ft. long. Shining purple black in color. Flesh very tender and delicate and 
highly flavored. Pkt. 10 cts. 

CUCUMBERS 

JAPANESE CLIMBING. So well known it hardly needs any description. While all Cucumbers are 
creeping vines this variety climbs readily and may be grown on trellises, stakes, or fence, in fact, on 
any support. Extra fine for small gardens, requiring little space. It bears abundantly throughout 
the season and one vine will keep a family supplied throughout all Summer. Fruits are thick and 
oblong; the flesh pure white; the skin dark green, bronzing when ripe. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts. 

KONOMON. Most delicious and fine flavored. Fruits long; thick flesh, white outer skin dark rich 
green. Pkt., 10 cts.; J4 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 


KINTOKI. 

SAPPORO. 


CARROTS 

Best scarlet; early half long; sugary and tender. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts. 
A long variety; very sweet; color deep orange. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts. 


Cheefoo Celery Cabbage 


JAPANESE LEEK 


NEBUKA. A most tender and deliciously flavored Leek. Delightful in its young state as a salad or 
eaten raw; it lacks the strong taste so undesirable in young Onions or Leeks. Sweet and appetizing. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; J4 oz., 30 cts. 

ONION ‘OMI. A very delicate, smooth, white skinned sort. The flavor is most appetizing. Much 
used in Japan in its young state, when it can be eaten raw. Is a good keeper and in every way 
desirable. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 30 cts. 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS AND PLANTS 


9 


JAPANESE VEGETABLES— Continued 


JAPANESE MUSKMELON 

KINIMAKUMA. Melts in your mouth. In growth and appearance 
i slightly resembling the Nutmeg Melon. The flesh is golden yellow, 
aromatic, fragrant, sweet and delicious. Pkt., 10 cts.; J4 oz., 25 cts.; 
oz., 40 cts. 

SQUASHES and PUMPKINS 

PUMPKINFCHIRIMEN. Unsurpassed in flavor. A mine of sweetness 
t forjpie filling. Fruits are large, round and “Oh, so tender!" Just try 
it once. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

EARLY$SWEET KIKUZA. This is a small, sweet pumpkin, round, 
flattened shape; very fine grained, sugary and rich. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
A oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 

KIKUZA. Medium in size, solid and of excellent quality. Flesh salmon 

yellow. Pkt., 10 cts.; J4 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 


TURNIPS 

TENOJI. Weight 6 to 8 lbs. Large; snow white flesh; crisp and juicy. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 

MAMMOTH SHOGOIN. Excellent for the table. Like the Sakurajima 
k Radish this Turnip attains large proportions without impairing the 
sweetness of its flavor and the delicacy of grain and taste. Ripens early 
; and is a splendid keeper. Invaluable for home and farm. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
oz., 30 cts. 

JAPANESE MUSTARD. Color a deep green. Flavor pleasant, sweet 
and pungent. Fine for seasoning roasts. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts. 

JAPANESE PEPPER. Very piquant and prolific. Long slim fruits of 
sweetjflavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 oz., 25 cts. ' 


JAPANESE PEAS 


These are gaining steadily in favor. Orders have grown steadily from 
season to season, these sorts having been found especially productive, 
extremely hardy and well flavored. 

AO-DAIDSU. Extra early. Broad dark green pods, filled with delicious 
peas. One of the best. 

YENDO. A standard Japanese sort. Peas are wrinkled, sweet, large, 
and bear in abundance. 

AO-SHIRA-DAIDSU. One of the best round seeded varieties. A 
splendid pea, bearing a large crop of lightly curved pods filled with 7 
to 8 large round green peas. 


JAPAN RUNNER 
BEAN 

(Pole Bean) 

This has been acknowledged by 
customers who gave it a trial as a 
most delicious and desirable sort. 
The single pods attain a length of 
nearly 3 feet and are deliciously 
sweet and crisp, entirely stringless 
The bean itself is small, light brown . 
Trial pkt., 10 cts. 


JAPAN BEANS 

Mellow, delicious, all of the bush 
variety. Highly productive and of 
the easiest cultivation. Require a 
rich, mellow soil. and good drainage. 
Give them a trial. 

CHAIN-GEM. Large, flat, bean, 
light brown color. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
pt., 35 cts. 

HIRA-MAME. Large black bean. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 35 cts. 

MIDSURA-INGEN. Speckled 
large bean. Pkt., 10 cts. 

SARASA. Similar to our Kidney 
Beans. Tender and fine eating. 

Pkt., 10 cts. 


SORA-MAME. Large flat, brown Bean, 
most delicious Lima Bean. 



When cooked, like the 


SAYA-ENDO. 

String Beans. 


Edible podded peas. Can be cooked and eaten like 

Pkt., 10 cts.; J4 pt., 30 cts. 


TWANAI. A fine speckled sort. 

WHITE INGEN. Most tender and productive. 

Any of above, price per pkt., 10 cts. 


THE UDQ SALAD SEED (Novelty) 

This plant was first introduced as a vegetable in American gardens in IQ02, and has proven hardy and vigorous over a wide extent of country, 
reaching as far north as Nova Scotia, and in New England, especially in Maine and Connecticut, it has made remarkable growth. At Arlington, 
Va., plants have made from seed in a single year a growth of over six feet and a splendid root system. 

Udo differs from Asparagus in that while only the tips of Asparagus are edible, the whole of the long Udo shoots are tender and stringless. 

Planted in a bed it will yield crops for eight to ten years, producing delicate white shoots. 

There are three ways to prepare Udo. First, as a soup in which the end of the shoots are used as is Celery root and with the same method of prep- 
aration. Second, cooked and served with a white sauce on toast, in the same way that Asparagus tips- are cooked; and third, sliced thin like 
shavings, dropped on ice and later seasoned with French dressing. 

Seed, per pkt., 25 cts.; trial pkt., 10 cts. 


SPECIAL NOTICE 


To induce our customers to give the Japanese Vegetables a chance to show how delicious they are, we have arranged to distribute TRIAL 
Packets of any seed listed in Japan Vegetable section at 5 cts. each. 

12 packets of different sorts for 50 cents 


CHEEFOO or CELERY CABBAGE 

See illustration, page 8 

The picture taken from a photo from nature shows this new delicious vegetable, which combines the rich celery flavor with that of the cabbage' 

THE BEST THING OUT 

No other cabbage compares with this for cold slaw. Makes as good salad as the finest head lettuce. Excellent when boiled with meat or for 
vegetable soup. Good in oyster stews, better than the oysters. Eaten raw like celery. The midribs may be cooked like asparagus. The leaves 
are used for all above described. 

It is a dish fit for a king. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; 34 OZ., 35 cts.; oz., 60 cts. 

Sow the seed in early spring in rows is inches apart; when the seedlings are strong enough, thin out the young plants to 6 inches apart in the row. 
Keep free from weeds. 



FLOWER SEEDS 


ANNUAL FLOWERS 


Are one summer season’s gay floating banners. Can be sown early in 
the house to obtain very early bloom, or right outdoors where they will 
bud, bloom, and die when frosts appear. They are like butterflies gaily 
swinging in the sunshine and disappearing with the cold winds. They 
ripen their seeds before dying, leaving a memory and a promise for the 
coming year. Many are self sowing and wherever they blossomed one 
season, reappear the following. 

Half Hardy Annuals are more tender than the hardy sorts. The half 
hardy sorts, to secure early bloom, must be sown in either a hotbed or in 
boxes in the house early in season, January to March. We designate in 
the following list only the Half Hardy Annuals* all others being Hardy 
Annuals. 

We recommend sowing of Annuals especially where one season’s flowers 
are desired, for instance: in rented homes, near the seaside, or wherever 
seasons are short. 

Per pkt. 

ABRONIA Umbellatum grandiflora. Sand Verbena. A most 
charming succulent plant, verbena-like flowers in umbels, very 
fragrant, color bright rose with white centre. Thrives in the poor- 
est soil, loves sunshine, needs but little moisture. Ht., 4 inches 

Oz., 30 cts. .$0.10 


Half Hardy 
Annual 


A very popular bedding plant, covered throughout the season with 
delicate feathery blooms, in umbels, completely hiding the foliage. Must 
be sown indoors for early bloom. Sown out-of-doors the plants would 
not come into flower till late summer. The dwarf sorts are especially 
desirable for edging or carpet bedding, the tall sorts are unequalled for 
bouquets, etc. 

Pkt. 

Ageratum Mexicanum, Tall blue. Ht., \ \ feet. . l / 4 oz., 20 cts. .05 

Tall white. Ht., l|feet l / 4 oz., 20 cts. . . .05 

Mauve Beauty. Very free flowering, compact, large mauve flowers. 

Ht., 9 inches l / 4 oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Swanley. Blue, dwarf, very fine. Ht. 9 inches. . l / 4 oz., 20 cts.. . .10 

Dwarf white. Ht. 9 inches l / 4 oz., 20 cts. .10 

Little Blue Star. Miniature plant, completely hiding foliage 
with a mass of small mauve flowers. Beautiful for edging, rock- 
work, etc. Ht. 5 inches ....Trial packet 10 cts... .25 



Ageratum, Dwarf, Little Blue Star 


AGERATUM 


Pkt. 

ADONIS AESTIVALIS (Flos Adonis) . Foliage finely cut, brilliant 
scarlet flowers. Does well in partial shade and can be sown success- 
fully in any corner of the garden. Ht. 1 ft Oz. 50 cts.. . .10 

AMBERBOA MURICATA ROSEA. A beautiful Hardy Annual. 

On stems two feet long, the light rosy pink cornflower-like blos- 
soms are produced in great numbers throughout the season. Fine 
for cutting, last a long time kept in water. . .Trial packet 10 cts. . . .25 


ALYSSUM 


One of the very best and most useful annuals. Invaluable for cutting; 
extensively used as border plant, for rockwork, bedding, etc. Flowers 
incessantly from early summer till latest fall. 

Benthami (Sweet Alyssum). Flowers honey sweet-scented, pure 

white. 10 inches Oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., $1.00 05 

Little Gem. Dwarfs white. 4 inthes Oz., 75 cts... 05 



Sweet Alyssum Little Dorritt 

Little Dorritt. This new sort forms a perfect little bush with 
masses of purest white flowers. A gem for edging. 4 to 5 inches. 

Oz., 75 cts. . . .10 

Carpet of Snow. Very dwarf, attaining 3 te 4 inches. Profuse 
bloomer, deliciously fragrant Oz., 65 cts... .10 

AMARANTHUS H S y 

Very showy annuals. The brilliant foliage is most effective in borders, 
and in subtropical gardens. Fine for decorations. 

Per pkt. 

Caudatus (Love Lies Bleeding). Drooping crimson flowers in long 

racemes. 3 feet Oz., 25 cts. . .$ .05 

Cruentus (Prince’s Feather). Dark red Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Melancholus ruber. Rich bright red. 11 feet.. Oz., 50 cts.. . .05 

Salicifolius (Fountain Plant). Graceful long undulating foliage 
marked carmine, orange and bronze. 4 to 6 feet. Most beau- 
tiful Oz., 40 cts... .05 

Tricolor (Joseph’s Coat). A grand ornamental foliage plant. The 
leaves are beautifully marked orange, scarlet, crimson, bronze, 

and golden. 2 feet Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

All sorts mixed Oz., 25 cts. v .05 

ANCHUSA CAPENSIS (Cape Forget-me-not). A charming annual 
with azure blue flowers. 1 | feet. May be likened to a Giant 
Forget-me-not Vi oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

BOCCONIA JAPONICA (Plume Poppy). Ht. 6 to 8 feet. Tall 
flower stems, with terminal panicles of creamy white flowers. 

Large glaucous leaves. Very useful for background in large 
borders or -beds Oz., 40 cts.. . .05 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 




ASTERS 

These are the favorites of Autumn, glorifying with 
their ideal beauty the last days of golden Summer. 
They stand in rows like ballet dancers in gaudy skirts 
in all the colors of the Rainbow. Seemingly so 
fragile, yet SO HARDY. 

One of the very easiest flowers to cultivate, and 
one of the MOST grateful. 

Their great advantages are: 

1. They can be had in flower throughout the whole 
summer till killing frosts come to us. 

2 . They represent every color and shade known to- 
painters’ brush. 

3 . They last for many days when cut, especially in 
bud, and are one of the most decorative flowers 
known. 

4. There is ONLY 6ne Insect enemy which attacks 
Asgers. You surely are acquainted with the ugly 
black beetle that feeds on your promising Aster buds, 
but you need not mind if you will spray your plant 
once a week with “APHINE” (See Insecticides Page). 

Apply Vermine to the soil while the young plants 
stand yet far apart. Give enough to penetrate the 
soil. It will kill all Insect Marauders. 

NOVELTIES FOR 1918 

Cactus Aster Rosy Dawn. A brilliant rosy tine. 
Blooms early. Pkt., 20 cts.; 2 pkts., 35 cts. 

PINK BEAUTY. Variety of strong, free growth Upright, bears 
on its branches often as many as 40 to 50 flowers at one time. 
Stems are long and stout. Color a delicious soft blush pink. 
Pkt., 20 cts.; 2 pkts. for 35 cts. 

SNOWDRIFT. Immense feathery white flowers, most grace- 
ful and attractive. Pkt., 15 cts.; 2 pkts. 25 cts. 

AUTUMN GLORY. A very late Branching Aster pure seashell, 
pink. Very double and borne on long, strong stems. Pkt., 20 cts.; 
3 pkts. for 50 cts. 

SOUTHCOTE BEAUTY. A flower so perfect and beautiful that 
wherever it is seen it elicits universal admiration. Each flower 
has long, perfectly formed petals with a small golden center. 
15 to 20 inches high. Stems are long and stiff and are unrivalled 
for cutting. Pkt., 15 cts.; 2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

DAYBREAK. Flowers of great substance, last a long time 
after cutting. Color a soft shell pink to pale rose. Pkt., 15 cts.; 
2 pkts. for 25 cts. 

BLUE BIRD. A rare blue tint. Same character as Daybreak. 

Pkt., 25 cts. 


Per pkt* 

Cactus Aster Celestine. Early flowering, with narrow petals nearly 
2 inches long, twisted at the end, resembling the Cactus Dahlias. 

Color the softest, purest lilac. Plant of pyramidal habit, branching 
a few inches above the ground, throwing out 15 to 20 strong side 
shoots covered with bloom. A grand acquisition . .3 pkts., 40 cts. .$0.15 

Hercules. Brilliant rose. Flowers perfectly curled and waved, 

5 to 6 inches across. Flowers borne on thick, strong stems, ht., 

16 to 20 inches. This is one of the most perfect Asters grown. 

3 pkts., 40 cts.. . .15 

Noble Aster. Pure white, indescribably beautiful, curled and 
twisted like a Cactus Dahlia, very long stems, large flower. 

Vs ox., $1.00.. .15 

Lavender Gem. Blooms in midseason. Flowers a soft charming 
shade of lavender, resembles a beautiful Chrysanthemum. Be- 
longs to the Ostrich Plume type Vsox., $1.00. . .10 

Miss Roosevelt. A beautiful new Victoria Aster. Flowers are a 
clear primrose tint changing to a delightful flesh color. A splendid 
flower for decorating, showing brilliantly under artificial light. 

Vs ox., 75 cts. . . .10 

Triumph of Paris. Flowers 4\ to 6 inches across, with long, pure 
white outer petals, in centre of which the quilled disk florets form 
a bright golden wreath oz., $1.00.. . .10 

MAMMOTH MAUVE QUEEN. The unique color of this variety is 
best described as a rich pearl gray, or the color of Sweet Pea Coun- 
tess of Radnor The flowers, as picture shows, are of perfect form, 
very double, on long, firm stems Vs ox., 75 cts.. . .15 

White Mikado. Large, shaggy, white flowers formed of petals 
twisted and curled like the most beautiful Chrysanthemum. The 
plants are of spreading habit similar to branching sorts. One of 
the earliest midseason Asters Vs oz., 75 cts.. . .10 

Pink Mikado. The most enchanting shade of tfue shell pink. 

Petals are long, narrow, refiexed. curling across each other; in fact, 
the fluffiest Aster, we know. Growth very vigorous, remarkably 
free from disease Vs ox., 75 cts.. . .10 

Toison d’or (Golden fleece). In this grand novelty has been found 
the color so long wanted amongst Asters. It is the most striking 
brilliant yellow color, perfect in form and habit. Trial pkt., 10 cts . . .15 

Violet King. The peer of the grandest Chrysanthemum. Petals 
large and broad, completely covering the crown. Bloom is round, 
full and large; color is the most soft violet lilac. . . .'/s ox., $ 1 . 00 . . .10 


Aster— Mammoth Mauve Queen 


Noble Aster 



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MIDSUMMER VARIETIES OF ASTERS 


Per pkt. 

Truffeaut’s Paeonia-flowered. Exceptionally large blooms, freely 
produced on stems 18 to 20 inches long. Branching habit. Blooms 
in August. This sort produces the finest incurved bloom, globular 
form 3 to 3| inches in diameter. One of the finest Asters. We 
furnish this sort in following separate colors: White, Light Blue, 

Dark Blue, Rose, Shell Pink, Crimson, Fiery Scarlet. 

Y\ oz., $1.00; Vs oz., 60 cts... .10 
Mixed Shades oz., $3.00; % oz., $1.00; Vs oz *» 50 cts. . . ,10 

Hohenzollern or Ostrich Plume. A beautiful variety with long 
wavy petals of greacful form. Invaluable for cutting, of a par- 
ticularly pleasing character. We offer in following assortment of 
separate colors. Pure White, Shell Pink, Light Yellow, Rose, 
Mauve, Dark Blue, Salmon Pink, Terra Cotta. 

Y\ oz., $1.25; Vs oz., 80 cts.;.. .10 

New Giant Comet. Most beautiful elegant flowers with long wavy 
and twisted petals like Japanese Chrysanthemums. They are 
magnificent used for table decoration when cut. They are long ) 
stemmed, of perfect habit. We offer in following, separate colors: j 
White, Flesh Color, White passing to Light Blue, Rosy Lilac, 
Azure, Blue, Dark Blue, Peach Blossom, Crimson, Deep Rose, 


Rare Light Yellow Ya oz *> $1*00; Vs oz., 60 cts.. . .10 

Mixed colors Y\ oz., 85 cts; ys oz *>50 cts.. . .10 


Victoria Improved. Enormous flowers very double, beautifully 
recurved petals. A truly Queenly Aster. 2 feet high. We offer 
the following separate colors: White, Light Blue, Dark Blue, 
Apple Blossom, Salmon Pink, Peach Blossom, Royal Purple, 


Fiery Scarlet Y\ oz., $1.00; Vs oz., 50 cts.. . .10 

Mixed Shades Y\ oz., 85 cts.; Vs oz., 45 cts. 


We also can furnish Dwarf Victoria Asters in all shades of the Victoria 
at same price. These attain a height of 10 inches. 


CREGO ASTERS 


This class of Asters is so unique that we feel it should have a section 
all to itself. Of free, sturdy growth, attaining a height of 2 to 2| feet. 
The foliage a glossy- green, the branches bearing literally in masses the 
most graceful fluffy flowers rarely less than 4 inches across, as beautiful 
as the most exquisite Chrysanthemum, keeping in good condition longer 
than any other Aster of this type. Blooms August to late frosts. 


SINGLE ASTER — JAPAN STAR 


Large, star-shaped single flowers. A rival to the beautiful 
single flowering Japan Chrysanthemums. The small central yel- 
low disk is surrounded by a wreath of long, quilled ray petals 
or florets, lending the flower an uncommonly bizarre and graceful 
effect. The plants are very hardy, of branching habit, throwing 
a quantity of strong side stalks right up from the main stem. 
For cut flowers these blooms are unique, lasting for many days in water. 
They flower early, lasting all through summer and far into fall until late 
frosts kill them. Ht., 2 ft. One of the greatest Novelties of 1914. 
Pure white or rose, each Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 20 cts. 


ASTER ELEGANCE 


Per pkt» 

Crego Giant. Pure glistening white Vi oz., $1.00 . . $0. 10 

Crego Giant. Lavender Vioz., $1.00.. .10 

Crego Giant. Rose-pink. Of the most charming shell-pink. These 
three shades planted and blooming together on one bed offer a 

picture and color effect of entrancing beauty Vi oz., $1.00. . . .10 

Crego Giant. Mixed Vi oz., 75 cts. . . .10 


The most beautiful strain of single Asters ever introduced. Un- Pkt, 
surpassed as a bedding variety of striking, showy appearance; 
preferred by many to the showiest double Aster on account of 
their chaste beauty, and their great value as cut flowers. Plants 
are tall, 2 leet, and more, very vigorous, free from disease, the 
foliage is long, elegantly waved and the single flowers borne on 
long, erect stems. Petals are beautifully twisted. Pure White, 

Soft Lavender, Deep Rose. Separate colors Vs oz., SO cts 


.10 



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ARGEMONE PLATYCERAS 

This is the true Argemone platyceras. The elegantly pinnated foliage 
which is of a bluish hue is extremely attractive. The glorious snow white 
silky shining flowers remind one of the Romneya Coulteri, but are not as 
flat as these, standing out boldly from the foliage. Sown early, the 
Argemone Platycera blooms the first season beginning end of June and 
remaining in flower for a long time. A sandy soil is preferred and a sunny 
position suits it best. Ht. 3 ft. and more. It is a perennial and only in 
very cold and exposed positions does it need winter protection. Cover with 
dry leaves or litter. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; larger pkt., 25 ets. 


ARTEMISIA SACRORUM VIRIDIS 


Summer Fir 


Per pkt. 

An invaluable foliage plant introduced from China. Is an annual, 
but owing to its phenomenal rapid growth, reaches its full size in one 
season, forming grand pyramidal bushes 4 to 5 feet high. Standing by 
itself it resembles a very nicely grown Christmas tree. It also makes 
a most attractive pot plant. It looks superb when grown in groups 
or along walks and borders similar to Kochia Tricophylla the Summer 
Cypress. The color of the finely pinnated foliage is dark green. It is 
absolutely insensible to heat and drought. Several degrees of frost 
do not harm it. The plant grows anywhere and is of the easiest 
culture $0.10 


Here is~a letter written us by a customer in Chicago: 

I ordered in 1913 some seed of your Artemisia sacc. viridis. It turned 
out to be one of he prettiest things I ever saw. A shrublike herbaceous 
plant with beautiful fine foliage, something like Kochia, but not so 
bushy and vastly more beautiful. It has a fine Lemon Verbena-like 
odor, that is really exquisite. 

Dr. W. W. S. 


CALCEOLARIA 

(Hybrida grandiflora). A marvelously beautiful garden and pot plant 
The flowers are very large and in the shape of lady’s slippers or pouches. 
The colors range from pure self yellow to orange and ruby color verging 
on maroon. The flowers are either self color or spotted, tigered, and 
mottled. All are exceedingly ornamental and beautiful. Calceolaria 
seed can be sown from June to September for winter flowering and early 
in the season for summer flowering. Treatment of seed same as other 
very fine seeds. Have your soil very finely pulverized and smoothed. 
Sow the seed carefully over surface and sift just a trifle of fine soil over this, 
just to cover it very lightly. Place a pane of glass over the seed and when 
watering use the very finest rose on watering pot. When young seedlings 
appear and are about 2 inches high, thin out and prick out the strongest, 
transplanting these when 4 inches high. Calceolaria love warmth and 
sunshine. 

Covent Garden Strain. The very choicest mixed, all colors. Per pkt. 

Trial pkt., 10 ets.. .$0.25 

Golden Glory (New Hardy Calceolaria). Pure yellow with spotted 
throat Trial pkt., 10 ets. . . .25 

Alba (Novelty). In habit like Golden Glory but milk white spotted 
throat Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

Calceolaria Rugosa. Shrubby Calceolaria. Very beautiful for 
bedding and border.. Form shrubs to 2 feet high. The flowers 
are smaller’ than the bush form of Calceolaria and are borne in 
clusters. Very showy and ornamental. 

Choicest Hybrids mixed Trial pkt., 10 cts. .25 


CYCLAMEN PERISICUM GIGANTEUM 

Universally admired for their rich coloring, beautiful foliage and pro- 
fusion of bloom. The new strains are better than any ever produced 
through hybridization. 

Giant Strain. Very large flowers borne on long stems, high above the 
mottled velvety leaves. 


Puje White 
Glowing Crimson 
Salmon King 


Trial pkt., 10 cts. 


Blush Rose 
Syringa Blue 
Deep Rose 

Per pkt- 
large pkt., 50 cts.. .$0.25 


Mixed colors Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts 

Papilio Butterfly Cyclamen. Exquisitely frilled and frayed edges. 
Self color with contrasting edge. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts.. . 

Salmon Queen. A beautiful golden salmon color with frilled 
_ petals. A beauty. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts... 

CYPERUS ALTERNIFOLIUS. Known as umbrella plant. 
Very fine plant for veranda or house decoration. Well adapted 
for Aquariums, being , semi-aquatic. When growing in pots, they 
need a saucer filled with water under the pots to thrive. 

Trial pkt., lOets." . . 


.25 


.25 


.25 


.25 


COLEUS 

Ornamental foliage plants of the most varied colorings, resembling the 
rainbow in gorgeousness. 


Finest Mixed . 


Per pkt. 

$0.05 

PARROT. One of the finest sorts ever introduced. The leaves, 
often a foot long, are waved, spotted, striped, splashed, marbled 
with the choicest colors. Ht. 15 in jq 


BALSAM 


ARCTOTIS GRANBIS (Half Hardy Annual). 2 feet. A uniquely 
beautiful species from southwest Africa, whose charm is as yet 
not sufficiently known. The plant is of branching habit, with 
very pretty grayish foliage, the flowers are daisy-like, large, on 
long stiff stems rising well above the plant. The individual 
blooms are white petalled, the centre showing a narrow yellow 
ring, surrounded with a bright lavender blue disc. So distinct that 
folk never pass it by. Grows anywhere. It is very showy and 
invaluable for cutting, lasting long in water oz., 35 cts. .10 

Mixed. The collection of 5 sorts for 40 cts.. 

Aloysia citriodora (Lemon Verbena). Perfumes a whole room. 

The flowers are borne in panicles; color lavender. The leaves are 
exhaling a delicate lemon scent 10 

AMARYLLIS. It is one of the most exciting experiences to raise these 
gorgeous flowers from seed. All Amaryllis are raised from seed, and 
it is amongst these seedlings that are found the rare gems which are 
put out every season. Why not try it and perhaps you will strike the 
lucky seed. s seeds 10 cts,; 20 seeds, 35 cts. 


Balsams are increasing in popularity for the summer garden. The 
plants develop much larger flower sprays when set out two feet apart 
Splendid for table decoration. ft. 

PERFECTION BALSAM 


,, , , „ , rer pal,. 

Blood Red 14 oz., .60 $0.10 

Scarlet oz., .50 .10 

Pink ' H oz., .75 .15 

Violet Queen 34 oz., .70 .10 

Flesh-Color % oz ., .75 .15 

Pure White % oz., .75 .25 

Carnation striped varieties mixed oz., .50 .10 

Collection of 6 colors, separate, our selection .50 


Mi *ed Oz., $1.00; M oz., .35 .10 

BARTONIA ATIREA. A free blooming and showy plant, with large 
golden-yellow flowers; thrives well in partial shade. i'A it Pkt 

10 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 


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BEGONIA SEMPERFLORENS 

Bedding varieties. More valuable than the much used and popular 
Geranium. More floriferous, more showy, more effective. The 
habit of these Begonias is more graceful and pleasing than any other 
richly flowering bedding plant. The plants grow to a height of 7 to 10 
inches, are very compact, the fine waxy, bright green or bronze foliage 
is smothered in a real avalanche of riotous brilliant bloom. These 
plants have another most desirable advantage. They succeed equally 
well in sunshine and in shade. Allow about 7 inches space for each 
plant. 

FIBROUS-ROOTED VARIETIES 

GRACILIS. This magnificent new Begonia is ' considered in 
Europe the finest variety for groups. Vigorous grower and in 
constant flower throughout the summer. For conservatory 
decoration it is equally valuable. 1 ft. 

Deep scarlet, foliage crimson-bronze. Pkt., 10 cts. 

Pink, 1347 Luminosa. 

Scarlet. 1349 White. 

Pkt., 10 cts. 

Begonia Rex. One of the most beautiful foliage plants for the window 
garden and house. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 


CINERARIA HYBR1DA 

A highly ornamental and effective plant. Easy to grow and early to 
flower. Sow seed in early summer for winter flowering. (June is none 
too early.) 

Per pkt. 

PrizelExhibition Strain.. All colors from white to deep maroon, 
pale rose to deep violet and purple. In separate colors, or mixed. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.. .$0.25 

Cineraria Stella (Novelty). Twisted and fluted petals like Cactus 
Dahlias. Flowers 2 to 3 inches diameter. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; . . .05 

Cineraria Stellata (Star Cineraria). Grows in bush form, 24 inches 
high, the flowers are borne in large umbels the individual blossoms 
are star like, colors from white to rose, red and violet. Magnificent 

4 forgdecorations Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . .25 

Mixed Cineraria 10 


CACCALIA (Tasselflower) 

From a strong central stem emerge lateral 
branches at the end of each appears an oblong leaf 
which encircles the stem. The flower appears at the 
terminals of the branches in clusters of three or more 
and resemble a PERFECT SILK TASSEL, hence its 
name. 

Stems are strong, 18 to 20 inches long. 

Very interesting and attractive. 

Coccinea — Intense scarlet. 

Aurea — Golden orange tint. 

Per small pkt., 10 cts.; per large pkt., 25 cts. 



BRACHYCOME 

Per pkt, 


Swan’s River Daisy. Charming dwarf plant, 6 to 9 inches, fine for 

bedding, edging, and for rockwork $0.10 

Little Blue Star. Flowers are a beautiful, brightest blue, covering 
almost to exclusion of foliage the compact little bushes. Each 

flower is perfect and starshaped l® 

Little White Star (Novelty). Pure white, very charming grown to- 
gether with the blue sort. Trial pkt., 10 cts 25 


Half Hardy 
Annua! 


Speciosa Major. A very beautiful, profusely flowering sort with 
bright violet blue flowers of large size. Very useful for summer bed- 
ding. If sown in summer the plants will flower in the house during 

winter. Ht., 1) feet i/ 4 oz., 35 cts.. . .10' 

Elata caerulea grandiflora. Bright blue, very good for cutting. 

Vi oz., 35 cts.. . .10 

Elata alba. White variety Vi oz., 35 cts» . . .10 

Mixed. All shades Vi oz., 30 cts. . . .10 


CALENDULA {Pot Marigold) 

Exceedingly attractive and showy, especially adapted for the wild 
garden. Blooming all summer, closing somewhat with approach of night, 
opening slightly on cloudy days, but flaunting its bright blossoms to the 
sunshine wide open. The plants reach a height of two feet and the color 
of flowers is very showy, not surpassed by anything in flower land. 


Per pkt. 

Lemon Queen. Clear lemon yellow Oz., 25 cts. ..$0.03 

Meteor. Orange, striped primrose Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

Pongeii. Double white Oz., 30 cts... .03 

Prince of Orange. Deep orange Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Mixed Sorts, all double Oz., 25 cts... .05 


CALLIOPSIS or COREOPSIS 

One of our very best hardy and satisfactory Annuals. Grows lux- 
uriantly in any location, making a very showy effect and color spot in bed 
or border, supplying masses of most brilliant flowers for cutting and decora- 
tions. Water freely, especially when in bloom. 

Per pkt. 

Bicolor tinctoria. Deep, golden with maroon, reddish centre. 


2 to 2 \ feet Oz., 30 cts.. . $0.05 

Atrosanguinea. Dark velvety scarlet maroon . Oz., 30 cts 05 


Drummondi Golden Wave. Golden yellow with brown centre. 

Oz., 30 cts 05 

Radiata Tigerstar. A rich continuous blooming variety with very 
showy singular flowers. Each leaflet is twisted like those of a 
Cactus Dahlia. Towards the centre the flowers show a vivid red-, 
dish brown, the other part being brilliant golden yellow, tigered like 
the Odontoglossum Orchids. Plants reach a height of 18 inches, 
forming round, compact bushes covered throughout summer with 
these gorgeous blossoms. Modest as to soil; very easy to grow. 

Vi oz., 50 cts,. . .10 

Finest mixed, annual tall sorts Oz.,30cts... .05 

DWARF SORTS 

Tom Thumb Beauty. 8 in. high, flowers golden yellow with crim- 
son centre, very compact. A gem for bed or border. Vi oz., 30 cts. • A® 

All sorts, mixed 


BROWALLIA 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 


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Half Hardy 
Annual 


COCKSCOMB 

Celosia Cristata. Flowers pro- 
duced in large cock’s comb- 
like heads of gorgeous colors. 
Highly ornamental for border 
and bedding, also beautiful for 
potplants. Delights in warm 
sunny positions. 

Per pkt. 

Glasgov$ Prize Crimson . $0 . 10 

Rose Empress, beautiful 


rose tint 15 

Sulphur Yellow 15 

Finest Mixed 10 


OSTRICH PLUME 
COXCOMB 


CELOSIA 


For ornamental purposes this 
class is of the most striking 
beauty. The entire plant is cov- 
ered with rich plumes of most 
brilliant colors. Very useful for 
decorating. Used in bedding and 
borders. 

Scarlet, 2 feet. Per pkt. 

V4 oz., 60 cjs.. $0.10 

Crimson *4 oz., 60 cts. . . .10 

Yellow 14 oz., 60 cts. . . .10 

Mixed V 4 oz., 50 cts. . .10 



Calliopsis Tiger Star 


Celosia Ostrich Plume 


CANDYTUFT 

A most valuable annual bedding plant. Seeds can be sown at once 
where the plants are to flower. The flowers are similar to Sweet Alyssum, 
but much stronger and larger, the plants taller. All are sweet scented. 

Pkt. 

Hvacinth flowered. Large pure white spiral spikes. Oz., 40 cts.. $0,10 


Empress. One foot. Pure white pyramidal. . . .Oz., 50 cts. . . 10 

White Rocket. Large trusses Oz., 30 cts... .10 


Umbellata carnea. One foot. Flesh colored ..Oz., 40 cts... .05 
“ carminea. One foot. Bright carmine Oz., 40 cts... .05 

“ Queen of Italy. Light lilac; very free flowering 

Oz., 50 cts. . . 10 

“ Rose Cardinal. Very rich striking color; quite 


distinct, deep rosy cardinal Oz., $1.25 15 

Large flowered Hybrids. Mixed Oz., 25 cts... .05 



Centaurea Imperialis 


Per pkt. 

Pure White, Mauve, Pale Rose, Deep Rose, Dark Purple, Rose with 
White Centre, White Shaded Rose. Separate colors, V4 oz., 30 cts. .10 
Mixed, Vi oz., 25 cts .05 


FRAGRANT CENTAUREAS Sultan) 


Per pkt. 

Margarita, pure white, very fragrant, 2 feet Oz., 50 cts... .If 

Suaveolens, bright yellow Oz., 50 cts... .1C 

Chameleon, soft yellow and rose Oz., 50 cts. ...10 

All shades mixed Oz., 40 cts... .10 


CENTAUREA, CORNFLOWER Button) 

One of the very hardiest easiest growing annuals. In fact they grow 
like weeds. In Europe where this flower grows wild it is found in great 
quantities amongst the cornfields, hence the name “Cornflower.” They 
resow themselves year after year. Invaluable for the wild garden. 

Centaurea Cyanus Per pkt. 

Emperor Wm, deep blue V4 lb., $1.00; oz., 25 cts. . $0.05 

Bright rose ^ lb., $1.00; oz., 25 cts... .05 

Pure white Vi lb., $1.00; oz., 25 cts... .05 

All shades mixed. Single . o Vi lb., $1.00; oz., 25 cts... .05 

All shades mixed. Double V4 oz., 35 cts... .10 


CENTAUREA 

WHITE-LEAVED BEDDING VARIETIES. Dusty Miller 

These are grown especially for edging, or foliage beds. Height, 12 
inches. The foliage is deeply cut or laciniated, of soft velvety texture, 
silvery white. Leaves thick, with the appearance of having been carved 
out of ivory, and in conjunction with lively colors such as Blue Lobelias, 
scarlet begonias, etc., make very effective displays. Start indoors or sow 
in open after frost is over. Per pkt. 

Candidissima, broad silvery foliage. Oz., 30 cts... $0.10 

Gymnocarpa, narrow foliage .... Oz., 35 cts.. . .10 


CHRYSANTHEMUMS 


Free -flowering hardy annuals blooming from July until frost, 
especially desirable for seashore and mountain gardens. 2 ft. 


Indispensable as cutting material. Elegant effects for decorations. 
We furnish the following separate colors. 


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CHRYSANTHEMUMS 

SINGLE VARIETIES. 

Morning Star. Delicate primrose color. Pkt., 10 cts. ; Vi oz., 
25 cts. 

Evening Star. Bright golden-yellow. Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 20 
cts. 

Northern Star. Large ivory-white flowers, with sulphur zone, 
zone. Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 25cts. 

Album. Large white flowers with purple eye and bright golden 
circle. Pkt., 10 cts.; V4 oz., 25 cts. 

Atrococcineum. Deep scarlet. Pkt., 5 cts.; Vi oz., 25 cts. 

Buridgianum. Lovely flowers, banded with crimson, white and< 
yellow. Pkt., 5 cts.; Vi oz., 25 cts. 

Single Mixed. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 


DOUBLE VARIETIES. 3 feet. 


Crimson. ... 

V4 

OZ., 

Pkt. 
.35 .10 

White. 

V4 

oz., 

.40 

.10 

Yellow. ... 

Vi 

oz., 

.40 

.10 

Mixed. ... . . . 

... Oz., 1.00; Vi 

oz., 

.35 

.10 


CHRYSANTHEMUM. 

Inodorum Bridal Robe. A compact plant, with double flowers of 
purest white, carried well above the dark green, finely cut foliage. 
The cut flowers are admirably adapted for all kinds of floral 
work. 1 ft. Pkt., 10 cts.; % oz., 50 cts. 

Special Mixture. Double and single; all the most beautiful 
varieties. Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 25 cts.; oz., 75 cts. 


Per pkt. 

Golden Gem. Dwarf. 15 inches, covered wiih beautiful well- 
formed flowers of bright golden tint Vk oz., 40 cts.. .$0.10 

Primrose Queen. Dwarf and compact. Fine double, of good 
form and clear primrose color Vk oz., 40 cts... .10 

Mixed. Double annual Chrysanthemums 

Oz., 75 cts.; Vi oz., 25 cts. .. .10 


GRAND NOVELTY SINGLE FLOWERING 
CHRYSANTHEMUMS 

This is the grandest new race of Hybrids. Seed sown in February and 
March in the house, the young plants transplanted as soon as weather 
permits will flower early July. Their varied colors, abundant and profuse 
flowering until heavy frosts cut them down, will make these plants a ne- 
cessity for every garden, large or small. Sown in the open ground as soon 
as frosts are out of the soil, they will flower by middle to end of August. 
For a gorgeous, royal display of colors and beauty nothing excells the single 
Hybrid Chrysanthemums. They require very little care planted in good 
soil and given water and sunshine. We have received delighted letters 
from our customers who planted the seed last season. 

One lady writes from Seattle, Wash.: “The single Chrysanthemums, 
seed of which I purchased from you in March, are in full bloom, and such 
a display of beauty I have rarely seen.” n , 

tui -i *er pkt. 

All colors mixed l/ 8 Q z., 75 cts. $0.10 


CLARKIA 

This superb hardy annual should be grown anywhere where the most 
exquisite flowers are wanted. Not sufficiently known in this country, 
it forms in Europe, especially in England, one of the most popular garden 
annuals. The foliage is a very bright green, the stems are slender and need 
a support or staking when growing up. The flowers are rosette-like re- 
sembling Ranunculus and of the richest tints. Like stocks single, semi- 
double, and double. Ht., 18 to 20 inches. Very beautiful for table 
decorations. 

Clarkia Brilliant. Very bright orange, very double. Per pkt. 

Vk oz., 25 cts. ..$0.05 

Carmine Queen. Light rose carmine Vk oz., 25 cts... .05 

Chamois Queen. Delicate pale chamois Vk oz., 25 cts... .05 

Alba. Pure white, very double Vk oz -> 25 cts... 05 

Purple Prince. Brilliant light purple..... Vk oz -> 25 cts... .05 

Vesuvius. Intense orange scarlet. Vk oz., 25 cts.., .05 

Mixed Vk OZ.. 25 cts... .06 


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CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS AND PLANTS 

COSMOS 



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.10 

.15 


The hardiness and easy cultivation of the Cosmos is known to every 
Flower Lover. The seed germinates rapidly and the young plants attain 
their flowering maturity in a short time. For decorative effect in the 
garden, and for cutting few flowers equal the Cosmos. 

New Giant Hybrids. The individual flowers grow to an enormous 
size, measuring 4 to 5 inches in diameter, bloom in greatest pro- 
fusion from early Summer until frost cuts down the bushes. In 
sheltered positions the blooms continue up to hard frosts. The 
tints are the most brilliant, running the whole scale of color from Pkt. 
pure white through all shades of blush, light rose, deep rose to 
glowing red. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., $0.25 

Early Flowering. These, if sown out-of-doors in May, will 
flower end of July. They grow 4 feet high and over, do not require 
staking like the late flowering sorts. Flowers are large and when 
cut last for a couple of weeks in water. White and rose, either 

color Oz., $1.00 

Early Dawn. A magnificent sort, in tender rose, the tint of the 
sky before the sun appears. Delicate, yet brilliant. oz., 30 cts. 

Lady Lenox. _ A magnificent, large, brilliant rose sort. oz., 50 cts. 

Late Flowering Mammoth Cosmos. Immense blooms which 
do not appear until October when most other flowers have gone 
to _ their rest. Mammoth White, Mammoth Rose, Mammoth 

Crimson. All colors mixed Oz., $ 1.00 .10 

Mixed Oz., $ 1.00 .10 

PI MORPHOTHEC A AURANTIACA 

i The Orange Daisy.) One of the most beautiful and satisfactory in- 
troductions from South Africa. It is an annual of easiest culture, needing 
little care, thriving on any good soil. The flowers, which cover the com. 
pact bushes in greatest profusion all through summer till late fall, are 
fully 3 inches in diameter, of rich satin texture and a glorious orange color. 
Grand for groups and borders. Sow the seed thickly in a warm, sunny 
spot, thin out to 1 foot apart, or sow in drills 15 inches apart. A bed of them 
presents a magnificent color picture. Height, 18 inches. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 25 cts.; 1-16 oz., 50 cts. 

DIANTHUS, or PINK 

Most brilliant effects may be obtained by using Dianthus in the borders. 
They grow freely from seed and come true to color. Sow outdoors when 
danger of frost is past. The perennials will bloom the first year if the 
seed is sown early. Also useful for pot culture. Pkt. Oz. 

Chinensis (Chinese Pink). Double mixed colors $0.05 $0.40 

Single, Finest Mixed 05 .40 

HEDDEWIGII, Single Varieties — 

Crimson Belle. Brilliant crimson. % oz., 50c 10 

Salmon Queen, Single. Delicate Salmon-red. 

J -2 oz., 50e. . . .10 

The Bride. Very dwarf and compact; pure white, 

crimson eye; large flower J4 oz., 50c. .. .10 

Single Mixed .10 .75 


Dimorphotheca 



Cosmos 


HEDDEWIGII, Double Varieties— Pkt. 

Fireball. Scarlet 15 

Double Mixed 10 .75 


Snowdrift, Double. A grand new double white summer pink; 
large flowers. One of the best introductions of the season. 

4 pkts., 50c. .15 

Vesuvius, Single. A beautiful single variety, with intense 
orange-scarlet flowers, a most brilliant color and a grand 

acquisition to this class of plants M oz., 50c. .10 

Imperialis fl.-pl. (Double Imperial Pink) oz., 50c. .10 

DIADEMATUS fl. pi. (Diadem Pink). Very unusual, attractive 
coloring, including pink, rose, crimson and purple grounds 
and all having a pretty lace-like edging of white; double. 
Choice Mixed Oz., $2.00 .10 

SPECIAL 

DIANTHUS or RAINBOW PINK. Quick flowering, unsurpassed Pk t. 
brilliant rich colors, their delicious fragrance makes them always 

a garden favorite oz., 25c. . . $0.10 

OX-EYE MARGUERITES. Always showy and effective. Splendid 
to grow for cut flowers. They make a lovely combination with 

“Batchelor Buttons or Centaurea.” oz., 25e. .10 

YELLOW MARGUERITES. Flower in six weeks. Imme se 
flowers, perfect form and exceedingly free flowering. 

2 pkts., 25c. .10 

HARDY GARDEN PINKS 

PLUMARIUS (Pheasant’s Eye, or Grass Pink). Fringed, single 

\ white with dark center Oz.,\60c. .05 

PLUMARIUS fl. pi. Double and semi-double. Finest Mixed 10 

All sorts of Dianthus, Mixed J 4 oz., 10c. .05 

LACINIATUS Mirabilis, Japanese Hybrids. The plants grow 
from 12 to IS 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. 

There are all shades of color, from pure white and white with 
pink or red zones to rose and deep purplish red. Blooms all 
Summer J-j) oz., S5c. .10 

ESCHSCHOLTZIA 

(California Poppy). One of the most popular and widely known garden 
annuals. Has large poppy-like flowers of the widest range of brilliant 
colors. Stands considerable cold and still blooms after first frosts. If 


well protected plants will live through the winter. 

Pkt. 

California. Bright golden yellow Oz., 30 cts.$0.05 

Alba. Pure white Oz., 30 cts. .05 

Carmine King. Beautiful rose carmine Oz., 60 cts. .15 

Golden West (Maritima). Orange yellow Oz., 30 cts. .05 

Mandarin. Bright scarlet and gold Oz., 30 cts. .05 

Mikado. New lustrous orange crimson, giant bloom. . . .Oz., 50 cts. .16 


Dainty Queen. Delicate blush or pale coral rose deepening toward 
the edges with a ground work of pale cream color the same inside 
and outside of petals. An enchanting, beautiful blossom. 

Oz., $1.00 .. .10 

All shades of Eschscholtzia, mixed Oz., 30 cts. . . .05 

ERYSIMUM ARKANSANUM 

Flowers from June till frost. Grows 24 to 30 inches high, branches 
upright from a single stem, each shoot bearing a mass of starry lemon or 
orange yellow flowers. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 25 cts. 
CERASTIUM Tomentosum. (Snow in Summer). H. P. Beautiful 
foliage, silver white with masses of snowy flowers. A gem for edging 
rockwork, etc., 10 to 12 inches. Pkt., 10 cts. 



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GAILLARDIA GRANDIFLORA SYBILLA 

Per pkt. 

This splendid, larfe flowering species has been created after 
years of careful Hybridizing of several sorts. The flowers 
are a bright carmine red, germinating into white to light 
yellow points, contrasting beautifully with the dark center. 
Nothing can look more rich and dazzling in effect than a 
group of these plants when in flower. Splendid for 
herbaceous border or as a single plant. Wherever seen it 
attracts Admiration. Grows and does well anywhere. The 
flowers if cut last for weeks. The colors under artificial 


light are marvelously effective 10 

Choice Mixed annual sorts Oz., 40 cts., .10 


GODETIAS 

Magnificent hardy annuals which compete with the Clarkias for beauty 
and usefulness. Easily grown, satisfied with any fairly good soil, they 
flower with striking effect. The immense quantity of bloom produced 
is almost incredible. Every twig is smothered with flowers of most bril- 
liant hue. 

Crimson Glow. Ht. 10 inches. Forms a compact little bush 
smothered with flowers of the most dazzling intense crimson. A 
bed of this sort produces an effect so vivid and intense, that it is 

impossible to describe it % oz., 20 cts. $ 0.10 

Duchess of Albany. Large, pure white, same habit as the Crimson 

Glow Vs oz., 25 cts... .10 

Mandarin. A most beautiful sulphur yellow sort .. Vs oz., 20 cts... .10 

Lady Satin Rose. The most brilliant rose Vs oz., 30 cts... .10 

All shades mixed V 4 oz., 25 cts... .05 

Do not fail to grow a bed of Godetias. It will surprise and delight 
you. Also extremely beautiful for windowboxes and pot plants. Thou- 
sands are sold in European markets grown in pots. 

GYPSOPHYLLA 

For border decorations and for cutting this hardy annual is simply 
priceless. Exquisitely graceful and feathery in appearance, it is most 
useful in .combination with other heavier flowers, and forms the most 
delightful addition to decorations, bouquets, etc. Sow it in open ground 
amongst petunias. The effect is charming. 

Elegans. Pure white, compact. Ht. 18 inches. Per pkt. 

V 4 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 40 cts. .10 

Elegans, Rosea. Pink Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Muralis. Deep rose; exceedingly fine for rockwork. Ht. 9 inches.. .10 
Elegans, mixed shades V4 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 40 cts.. . .05 

HELIANTHUS 



BLANKETFLOWER 

Seeds sown in May will flower late July and continue until frosts. Plants 
grow 18 to 20 inches high and produce an abundance of flowers especially 
valuable for cutting. The various color effects are all flame-like and very 
showy, including every rich shade of crimson and bright golden yellow. 

ANNUAL SORTS Per pkt. 

.The Bride. A new and still rare sort. The flowers are cream white 
very double, borne on extra long stems making it especially valuable 

for cutting Trial pkt. 10 cts 25 

Amblyodon sanguines. Richest blood-red very striking. 1 foot. 

Oz., 40 cts. . .05 

Lorenziana. Large, handsome flowers, quilled petals; in rich 


shades of red and yellow. 2 feet Oz., 50 cts. . . .05 

Sulphurea. Pale yellow Oz., 50 cts. . .05 


Godetia Crimson Glow 


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GILIA 

Exceedingly graceful early 
flowering plants for border 
and for cutting. Produces a 
mass of bloom long before 
other annuals are out of the 
ground. Very valuable for 
bees. Ht., 10 inches. Charm- 
ing colors, lilac, to red and 
scarlet. 

Mixed .. Oz., 25 cts. . . .05 



SUNFLOWERS 

Plants of majestic growth and immense showy flowers. Most suitable 
for shrubberies, as screens for fences or unsightly walls, for wild gardens, 
and subtropical planting. 

Argophyllus. Exquisite silvery foliage, flowers medium sized, 
golden yellow with dark centre. A grand plant for the shrubbery, 
mixed border, and wild garden. Ht. 5 feet Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 


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Per Pkt. 

Golden Nigger. Early blooming -sort, of branching habit, deep green 
foliage, dark stems, and an abundance of golden yellow flowers 

almost black centre. Ht. 6 feet Oz., 30 cts. .. .05 

California Sunflower. Large, deep yellow flowers of perfect 

form. Ht. 5 feet , Oz., 20 cts... .05 

Primrose Gem. Large single flowers of delicate primrose tint. 

Ht. 6 feet. One of the most beautiful sorts Oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

Giant Russian. Ht. 8 to 10 feet. Very large, single, yellow flow- 
ers TOz.. 10 cts.: Vd lb., 25 cts. . . .05 

Annual single Sunflower, mixed. Tall sorts. Oz., 25 cts 05 

Annual double Sunflower, mixed. Oz., 25 cts 05 

Sunflower Starlight. The flowers are large, of the most graceful 
appearance, with beautiful twisted petals like the finest form of 
Cactus Dahlia. Color is a bright canary yellow; the single 
flowers borne on long, stiff stems are unexcelled for cutting. Trial 
packet, 10 cts Vi oz., 75 cts.. . .20 

DWARF OR MINIATURE ANNUAL 
SUNFLOWERS 

Cucumerifolius. Ht. 3 feet to 4 feet. Single flowers of golden 
yellow with black centre, produced in enormous quantities on 
branching stems. Blooms during July till frost cuts it down. Very 

ornamental Vz oz.., 50 cts... .06 

Golden Star. Starshaped double form of Miniature Sunflowers, 
petals twisted like a Cactus Dahlia. One of the finest, newest 

sorts. Ht. 3 ffeet Vz oz., 40 cts. . . .10 

Perkeo, a charming Miniature sort. Ht. 1 foot. Forms compact 
bushes one foot and more in diameter, covered through summer 
till frosts with a profusion of bright yellow flowers. Black cen- 
tred Oz., 40 cts... .10 

Miniature Sunflowers mixed Oz., 30 cts... .05 

GLAUCIUM 

(HORNED POPPY) 

Grows in the poorest and sandiest soil. The foliage is bluish gray 
and highly ornamental. Flowers are large, deep orange scarlet with 
large black spots at the base of petals, and very showy. Ht., 18 
inches. Sow in heat in spring and plant out when weather is warm. 

Vd oz., 35 cts... .10 

HIBISCUS 

MARSHMALLOW 

Africanus. Rich yellow flowers with deep purple centres. Ht. 

2 feet..., Oz., 25 cts... .05 


Larkspur Emperor 

LYCHNIS COELI ROSA 


ICEPLANT 

Annual 

MESEMBRYANTHEMUM 


Very exquisite foliage, thick and succulent, covered with ice-like or 
crystal-like transparent globules, making them appear as if frosted over 
with diamants. Especially adapted for dry, sunny spots. Invaluable 
for rockwork, borders, etc. 

Chrystallinum. White flowered. Ht. 10 inches 10 

Cordifolium variegatum. Green and white variegated foliage, 
rosy purple flowers. Splendid for carpet bedding. Trial pkt., 

10 cts 25 


INOPSIDIUM 

DIAMOND FLOWER 

A delightful and lovely flower. You can see it grow. A pleasure 
for children to grow as a potplant or in their little gardens, as the 
6eed starts in a few days and the delicate pale lilac or blue flowers 
appear in a short time, fairly smothering the dense green foliage. 
Lovely for carpeting under bulbs or other plants. Does best in 
partial shade. Loves moisture. Ht. 2 to 3 inches. A very pretty 
plant for pots Vs oz., 30 cts.. . .10 

KOCHIA TRICHOPHYLLA 

SUMMER CYPRESS (BURNING BUSH) 

Beautiful, showy Annual, 3 feet. Sow thinly in spring, plants 
soon form fine pyramidal specimens or if sown in rows form a hedge 
of perfect symmetry in late summer; when the weather turns cold 
the whole plant turns a fiery red. A splendid plant to divide flower 
and kitchen gardens or wherever a low hedge and quick growth is 
desired l /d oz., 25 cts... .05 

LAVATERA 

ANNUAL MALLOW 

This is one of the very best and most valuable plants for relieving the 
flatness of a bed or border. It shoots up a graceful stem like a willow and 
the flowers stand out like bells on wiry stems. Ht. 3 feet. The flowers 
are very useful for table decorations, where the beautiful deep green foliage 
in contrast with the rosy and white flowers is of brilliant effect. Sow the 
seeds where the plant is to flower, as it will not stand transplanting. The 
Lavateras bloom from July to late September. 


Splendens white Vd oz., 25 cts. oz., 75 cts... .10 

Splendens rosea.. Vd oz., 25 cts.; oz., 75 cts.. . .10 


Sunset (New.) Habit of plant compact, the large flowers are of 
She most brilliant satiny rose. Trial pkt., 10 cts 25 


Per Pkt. 

Coelirosa flmbriata flowers light rose, shaded white toward the 
centre; the petals are prettily fringed. Very light, graceful, bushy 
habit. Ht. 10 inches 10 

LARKSPUR 

DELPHINIUMS 

Larkspur lifting turquoise spires 
Bluer than the sorcerer s fires. 

Magnificent hardy annuals growing 2 to 3 feet tall, with immense 
spikes of richly colored flowers. The foliage is finely cut, fernlike. Very 
valuable for summer bedding. Excellent for cutting. Sow seeds as 
early in spring as possible in the place where they are to flower. They 
bloom in from 6 to 8 weeks from time of sowing. As the flowering season 
of each plant lasts only about a month sowings should be made at intervals 
if continuous bloom is desired. 

Prize strain of Stock Flowered Larkspur in separate colors, 
white, rose, flesh colored, deep rose, steel blue, dark blue, three 

colored. Vz oz., 25 cts... .10 

All colors mixed Vz oz., 20 cts... .05 

Novelty of Stock-flowered Larkspur “Rosy Scarlet” 

Vd oz., 25 cts... .10 

Larkspur Emperor. Mixed. Long, very showy spikes 

Vz oz., 20 cts.. . .05 

Blue Butterfly. New annual Delphinium. An exquisite Salvia 
blue. Dwarf sort 12 to 15 inches high forming a free flowering 
bush. Most attractive for bedding or as a potplant. .(4 oz., 35 cts. .10 


LOBELIA 


Is profusely used for bedding, carpet effects, vases, window boxes, 
hanging baskets. Wherever used it is distinctive, gracious, and charm- 
ing. To secure early bloom for the garden, where no greenhouse room 
is available, the seeds should be started early either in house or hotbed. 
We distinguish two types of this charming flower, the bushform and 
the trailing. 

BUSHFORM LOBELIAS 

Crystal Palace Compacta. Compact growth. Ht. Vi foot. 


Flowers an intense blue, foliage bronze colored . . . l /d oz., 75 cts,.. .10 
Emperor William. A very fine light shade of blue, foliage bright 
green. Ht. 6 inches Vd oz., 60 cts... .10 


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Lobelia Sapphire 


LINARIA 


Compacta Golden Queen. 

A golden foliaged sort, the 
flowers are a deep dark blue 
Very showy. Y a oz., 50 cts. ; 
pkt., 10 cts. 

Snowbird. Pure white, large 
flowers, green foliage . Vi oz., 
75 cts. ; pkt., 10 cts. 
Kermesina occulata. An ex- 
quisite sort. The large flowers 
are a beautiful red shade with 
white eye. >/ 8 oz., 60 cts. ; 
pkt., 10 cts. 

TRAILING LOBELIA 

Trailing Lobelias are in great 
demand for decoration of win- 
dow boxes, balconies, verandas, 
hanging baskets. The new 
Lobelia which is named “Sap- 
phire" on account of its wonder- 
ful brilliant blue shade, the color 
of that precious stone, is a gem 
for any named purpose. The 
flowers are unusually large, with 
a large while eye, making it 
most effective The blossoms 
are thickly set on the long 
graceful sprays of foliage which 
frequently attain a length of two 
feet. A plant of this new Lo- 
belia covered with its bright 
blue flowers is a splendid sight , 
attracting every eye. 

By sowing in the house in 
January-February, the plant 
will bloom end of May, con- 
tinuing till late fall. If sown in 
September extra strong plants 
will commence flowering in April 
Lobelia Hybrida Sapphire. 
Trial pkts., 10 cts.; pkt., 
25 cts. 

Hamburgia. Bright sky blue, 
with pure white eye. Its chief 
merit lies in its phenomenal 
rapid growth, throwing out 
shoots 12 to 15 inches long in 
incredibly short time, covered 
with flowers, the branches 
hanging gracefully over pots 
or baskets. Pkt., 10 cts. 




TOADFLAX 

Beautiful, very free flowering, hardy annuals which thrive best in open 
sunny situations. Flowers resemble in shape the Snapdragons. 

White Pearl. Beautiful large white flowers with golden blotch at P^t. 


mouth 10 

Queen of Roses, rich rosy carmine. Ht. 1 foot 10 

Maroccana. “Excelsior.” Flowers running in all shades from 
light blue to dark violet, pink, crimson and yellow, all with a 

blotched lip. Very showy 15 

Mixed, all colors 05 


LINUM 

FLAX 

Hiandiflorum Blue. Charming azure blue flowers. Ht. 1 foot. 

Splendid bedder. Very graceful oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

Grandiflorum Coccineum. A marvelously brilliant colored sum- 
mer annual. Flowers are a glowing crimson rose and by making 
successive sowings can be had in bloom from May till October. 

Ht. 1 foot oz., 30 cts... .05 

MARIGOLD H l H u t 

TAGETES 

Midsummer-flowering, showy, decorative plants, which are at their 
best when the early summer bloom is drawing to its close. They have 
one great advantage, that they thrive almost anywhere where flowers 
can be grown at all and need a minimum of care. Anybody succeeds 
with these plants. They are one of the joys of the amateur. 

TALL MARIGOLDS Per pkt- 

Tall African. Double Lemon . ... Vi oz., 25 cts.; oz., 75 cts... .10 

Tall African. Double Orange. ...Vi oz., 25 cts.; oz., 75 cts... .10 

Tall Mixed Vi oz., 20 cts.; oz., 65 cts... .10 

DWARF FRENCH MARIGOLDS 

These grow only 12 to 15 inches in height. The flowers are rather flat 
with a satiny or velvety sheen. They are exceedingly fine as a bedding or 
border plant. 

Legion d’Honneur. Single, specially selected strain, flowers 
bright yellow, with clear, vivid, .dark red or crimson velvety 
Dlotches. A very unique bedder. Ht. 9 inches. Vi oz., 15 cts... .05 
French dwarf gold striped, double. Ht. 12 in. Vi oz., 15 cts... .05 
Extra dwarf gold striped. Ht. 12 inches. Vi oz., 15 cts. .. .05 

Dwarf Marigolds mixed ..... Vi oz., 15 cts.. . .05 


These must be reckoned amongst the most useful as well as beautiful 
of our Garden Annuals. Of astonishingly rapid growth, the flowers 
appear six to seven weeks after the seed is sown, and are best sown where 
they are intended to bloom, as they bear transplanting poorly. A dry, very 
sunny exposure suits them best. Where continued bloom is wanted sow 
seed at intervals. Annual Lupins will flower about one month and then 
begin to form seed pods. Especially fine in borders and grand for cutting. 
Hartwegi Albus. Pure white. Ht. 2 feet. 

Coelestinus. Bright blue. Ht. 2 feet. 

Roseus. Ht. 2 feet. 

Sulphureum or Primrose. Ht. 2 feet. pkt. 

Sulphureum Superbus, rosy purple and white, very showy. Ht. 2 feet. 

Any of these colors V 2 oz., 15 cts.,; oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

Mixed colors V2 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 25 cts., 05 

Mixed annual sorts for wild gardens. 

oz., 25 cts., Vi lb., $1.00; per lb., $4.00. . .05 


Dwarf French Marigold 




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Is there any flower lover who does not know this essentially 
•weet blossom? While not remarkable for beauty the heavenly 
fragrance the tiny blossoms .emit has endeared it to every one. 
They are fine as pot plants, and thrive in almost any good garden 
soil. Sow seeds out of doors where you wish the plants to bloom. 
Look out for green worms on Resedas, Spray with insecticide 
preferably Aphine. The worms can be caught by hand early morn- 
ings. Laying fresh cabbage leaves amongst the plants will do away 
with many of them, as they will leave the Mignonette to feed on 
cabbage. Per pkt. 

Bismark. Heavy spikes of deliciously scented flowers. One 
of the best. Very suitable for pot culture. Vi oz. , 30 cts. . $0.10 
Coliath. This variety is claimed by many as being the sort 
par excellence. Plants are of compact habit, rich green 
foliage, the gigantic trusses of flowers borne on erect strong 
stems, surpassing all others in brilliancy of coloring, which 

is a clear red Vi oz., 30 cts.. . .10 

Mammoth Fragrant. A strain unsurpassed for cutting, 
either in the greenhouse or out-of-doors. Mammoth spikes 
of the most fragrant flowers, borne on plants remarkable 
for their robust and vigorous growth. 2 feet. 

Vi oz., 50 cts.; trial pkt., 25 cts.. . .15 

White Pearl. A new beautiful white Mignonette, compact habit, 


very sweet scented. Carefully selected seed. . . - Vi oz., 50 cts.. . 
Orange Queen. A highly improved sort with monstrous spikes, 

beautifully colored, orange and pale yellow Oz.,50cts. . 

AH sorts mixed Oz.,30cts. . . 


MATRICARIA (Feverfew) 

Snowwhite. Very double pure white flowers borne in greatest pro- 
fusion on a compact bush 30 inches high. The bright green foliage is 
finely cut like fennel. Fine for cutting. Lasts a long time. 

Vi oz., 25 cts. . . 

MARVEL OF PERU (4 o’clock) 

One of the oldest Grandmothers’ garden plants. It grows 2 to 3 
feet tall, in bush form, covering a space fully 18 inches wide. The 
whole plant is covered with bright flowers which close toward even- 
ing, opening only to the bright morning light. Especially fine on 
sunny days. Colors range in white, rose pink, violet, sulphur to 
red. Sow seeds where you wish plant to bloom Oz., 25 cts. 

MATHIOLA BICORNIS 

EVENING SCENTED STOCK 

This is a specially delightful plant. The flowers emit in the morn- 
ing, and evening, especially after a slight rain, the most delicious 
perfume, which is perceptible for quite a distance from the plant. 
Scatter the seed freely in any available spot especially in wild garden. 
Wherever growing it is a gem Vi oz., 15 cts. . . 


NEMOPHYLLA 

CALIFORNIA BLUE BELL— BABY EYES 

A lovely, hardy annual, especially useful for ribbon borders, small beds, wild 
gardens. Charming for rockwork, should be grown everywhere. Strikingly clear 
azure, wonderfully soft and fresh, blue with white eye. Ht. 10 inches. Oz., 25 
cts. ; pkt., 5 cts. 



Nasturtiums 


NASTURTIUMS 

TALL OR CLIMBING 6 to 10 feet 

[os Elegant and luxuriant climbers for verandas, trellises, etc. May be 
used to cover unsightly railings and to trail over rough ground with fine 
effect. The seed pods can be gathered while green and tender for pickling. 

The varieties we list should not be confounded with the common tall 
Nasturtiums, as they surpass them by far in the remarkable brilliancy of 
the flowers. 

For ease of culture, duration of bloom, brilliancy of coloring and general 
05 excellence nothing excels Nasturtiums. All they need is a moderately 
good soil in a well-drained, sunny position, and within a few weeks from 
the time they are sown until hard frost comes there is an endless pro- 
fusion of their gorgeous blossoms. The maximum of bloom is produced 
in light or sandy soils and seldom diminishes through the hot weather. 

i/ 4 lb. Oz. Pkt. 


Brilliant. Bright scarlet $0.60 $0.15 $0.05 

Chameleon. Various richly colored flowers, one stem .60 .15 .05 

Chocolate. Very odd shade of bright golden brown. .60 .15 .05 

.05 Hemisphericum. Straw color, rosy blotched .60 .15 .05 

Moonlight. Beautiful creamy white 60 .15 .05 

King Theodore. Deep maroon, dark foliage 60 .15 .05 

Regelianum. Rich velvety violet, crimson 60 .15 .05 

Sunlight. Pure rich orange 60 .15 .05 

Rose. Bright rose with blue sheen 60 .15 .05 

Scarlet and gold. Flowers brilliant scarlet, foliage 

golden 60 .15 .05 

Vesuvius. Rare glowing salmon pink 60 .15 .05 

.05 Mixed Tall or Climbing 40 .10 .05 


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LOBB’S NASTURTIUMS 


TALL OR RUNNING SORTS. 6 to 

10 feet 



'A 

lb. Oz. 

Pkt. 

Asa Gray. Creamy primrose color 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Atropurpureum, Dark purple . . 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Aureum. Golden Queen (new) 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Crown Prince of Prussia. Deep blood red 

60 

.15 

.05 

Giant of Battles. Sulphur yellow 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Due de Vincennes. Pale sulphur yellow 

60 

.15 

.05 

Ivy Leaved. Bright crimson scarlet, with dark 




metallic colored foliage most useful for vases, 




hanging baskets, or window boxes and vases 

60 

.15 

.05 

Queen Helena. Terracotta, very effective and 




showy 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Roi des Noirs (King of Blacks). Rich deep garnet . . 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Spitfire. Dazzling scarlet . 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Mixed Lobbiamum Nasturtiums - . 

.40 

10 

.05 


DWARF VARIETIES OF NASTURTIUMS 


Aurora. Primrose, veined carmine. Ht. 1 foot . , . 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Beauty. Yellow and scarlet 

.60 

15 

.05 

Bronze. Burnished bronze color 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Chameleon. Various shades of yellow and red 
on one branch . . 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Empress of India. Brilliant dark crimson flowers, 
foliage bronze green 

.60 

15 

.05 

Golden Midnight. Rich violet crimson flowers 
nestling in bright golden leaves 

60 

15 

.05 

King of Tom Thumbs. Compact growth, vivid 
scarlet, dark foliage 

60 

15 

.05 

King Theodore. Velvety maroon . 

.60 

.15 

.05 

Pearl. Creamy white 

60 

15 

.05 

Ruby King. Fine deep ruby rose . 

.60 

15 

.05 

Vesuvius. Glowing apricot color . 

60 

.15 

.05 

Golden Rose. Beautiful pink 

60 

.15 

.05 

Queen of Tom Thumbs. Rosy scarlet blossoms, 
amidst silvery variegated foliage 

.40 

.10 

05 

Mixed Dwarf Nasturtiums % lb., 40 cts.; 

oz., 10 

cts. . . 

.05 


NASTURTIUMS LILLIPUT 



Nasturtium — Fire King 


Pkt. 

Nasturtium Tom Thumb Fire King. A new and distinct variety 
Flowers a deep orange-scarlet, showing well above the small dark 
green foliage, and very free-flowering and compact. A grand ad- 
vance in dwarf-bedding Nasturtiums. We can strongly recom- 
mend this variety, being in our opinion the finest that has yet been 
introduced V 2 oz-> 20 cts. 10 


These are very exquisite dwarf species of Nasturtiums. Ht. 5 to 6 
inches. They are specially fine for vases, window boxes, edging, and 
bedding. Flower continually and profusely. 

Snowqueen. Pure white ....$0.75 $0.20 $0.10 


Lady Cherry. Deep ruby red 

.75 

.20 

.10 

Baby Rose. Cream white and pink spotted. Splen- 
did (new) . 

75 

.20 

.10 

Mixed Lilliput Nasturtiums 

.60 

.15 

.05 


NICOTIANA 

Grows to a height of 3 feet bearing on branching steins in great abun- 
dance single, pure white, tubular flowers, fully 3 inches in diameter. These 
flowers remain closed through the day, opening only mornings and evenings 
when they exhale a most delicious perfume. The foliage is long and 
bright green. The plant is very attractive. 

Per okt. 

Nicotiana affinis. Pure white l A oz., 25 cts. .SO 05 



Nemesia Strumosa 


NICOTIANA 

SANDER1 

These Hybrids are in every 
respect like the Affinis sorts, 
but are not fragrant. The colors 
range through rose, carmine 
crimson to violet. The plants 
grow 3 feet tall forming a large 
bush. Very ornamental. */4 
oz., 35 cts.; Pkt., 10 cts. 


NEMESIA 


Half hardy annuals of great 
beauty. The colors are as 
gorgeously beautiful as a sun- 
set, and as varied. 

Strumosa Suttoni. Rich sun- 
set shades. Ht. 15 inches. 
Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 
cts. 

Strumosa Grandiflora Tig- 
rina. Striped and marbled. 
Unsurpassed in glowing effect 
of coloring. Trial pkt., 10 
cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

Novelty Nemesia Blue Gem. 
An exquisite plant for mass- 
ing or edging. Ht. 10 inches 
covered with azure true 
blue flowers. A gem of the 
garden. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; 
pkt., 25 cts. 



Nicotiana Affini; 


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Nigella — Miss Jekyll 


NIGELLA k° M v , E sf 

Fine border annuals. The flowers nestle amongst beautiful 
green foliage which is finely cut like fennel. Most attractive 
for table decorations and effective anywhere. 

Per pkt. 

Single azure blue. Oz., 20 cts. . .$0.05 

Single pure white Oz. 20 cts... .05 

Miss Jekyl. The finest of all. Intense Gentian 

blue, a color rarely seen in flowers. x /\ oz., 20 cts. . . .10 

Mixed Nigellas Oz., 30 cts... .05 

GIANT PANSIES 

FINEST BEDDING VARIETIES 

Adonis. Blue-white, star in center. 

Azuure Blue. 

Atropurpurea. Violet and purple. 

Faust. Deep velvety maroon. 



GIANT STRAINS OF SUPERB PANSIES 


Striped and Spotted. 

Cardinal. Most brilliant red. 

Coquette de Poissy. Pale rosy mauve, very striking. 

Emperor William. Bright blue. , 

Emperor Frederick. Dark red, bordered orange scarlet. 

Fire King. Golden yellow, upper petals crimson. 

Gypsy Queen. Terracotta and bronze. 

Fairy Queen. Azure blue, white edge. 

King of the Blacks. Deep dark almost black. 

Snow King. Pure white. 

Canary Bird. Pure yellow. 

Golden Yellow. Large deep yellow with black eye. 

Lord Beaconsfield. Rich plum blue and lilac. 

Meteor. Bright terracotta. 

Madame Perret. All ruby red and crimson shades. 

Giant Trimardeaus. Yellow shades with blotches. 

Wall flower shades. Dark brownish red and gold. 

Peacock. Reddish steel blue with red and white edge; most beautiful. 
Victoria. Claret red. 

White with dark eye. 


Bugnot’s Superb Blotched. Immense flowers of finest shades with 
deeper blotches on each petal. 

Cassier’s Golden Yellow. Superb blotched. 

Masterpiece (Germania). Richest shades curly petals, dark blotcnes. 

Matchless. Most exquisite shades ranging from sulphur yellow to an 
exquisite rich claret and reddish bronze. All are beautifully edged 
and blotched, the surface of petal of the richest velvety sheen. The 
blooms are of immense size with grand substance, free from any coarse- 
ness or flimsiness. The plants are of exceptionally strong sturdy habit 
with large green foliage. It is in every way the ideal pansy for exhibi- 
tion or in the garden. 

Curled. A magnificent new type, flowers large, finely curled and fim- 
briated, so much so as to appear a double flower. This flower comes true 
to type from seed and cannot be too highly recommended. 

Psyche. Flowers curled and undulated; rosy violet, surmounted by 
a broad white edge, dark blotches. 

Orchid Flowered Mammoth. New Type. Light cream shades, with 
beautiful dark blotches. 

Empress strain. Saved from prize flowers containing a truly remarkable 
variety of the largest flowers and richest strains of colors. 


Any one of above, oz., $1.50; Vi oz., 50 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 

One packet each of twenty-four sorts, twenty-four packets, $2.00. 
Berger’s Grandest Mixture. Vi oz., 30 cts., oz., $1.00; pkt., 5 cts. 


Any packet of the above listed sorts for trial. 10 cts. Large pkt., 25 cts. 
One packet of each of the sorts, eight trial packets, 70 cts. 

Above sores mixed, pkt., 10 cts.; '/s oz., $1.00. 


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Ruffled Single Petunia 


SINGLE PETUNIAS 

Per pkt. 

Ruffled Giants. The edges are deeply ruffled and fluted, of great 
substance with deep, wide throats, varying in color from pure white 
to deep purple violet. Many of them are beautifully striped and 

veined Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . $0.25 

Giants of California. Enormous flowers in delightful shades. 
Giant Yellow Throated. The flowers are immense, of the richest t 
shades with veins radiating from the yellow throats. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts. . .25 

Single, mixed Oz., 25 cts. .05 

DOUBLE PETUNIAS 

Superb Double, fringed Trial pkt., 25 cts... .50 

Giant Double, plain edge. Magnificent colors. 

Trial pkt., 25 cts.. . .50 

BEDDING PETUNIAS 

Norma. Deep blue with white star. Ht. 1 ft. Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

Rosy Morn. Brilliant rose with white throat, very beautiful. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Mixed Dwarf Bedding Petunias, very bushy, producing a most 
lovely effect for bedding and borders. ... Trial pkt., 10 cts., .25 

PHLOX DRUMMONDI, GRANDIFLORA 

This is the finest type, having the largest heads of bloom, as well as the 
largest individual flowers; of strong, sturdy growth. Ht. 15 inches. 

It will grow and thrive in any kind of soil if given a sunny position, but 
prefers a light, rich loam. §eed may be sown in the open ground any time 
after danger from frost is past, and in a few weeks they are a sheet of 
bloom, remaining so until frost. 


Snow White V4 oz., 40 cts... .10 

Shell Pink Vi oz., 40 cts. . .10 

Deep Rose. *4 oz *» 40 cts... .10 

Bright Scarlet Vi oz., 40 cts... .10 

Primrose Vi oz., 40 cts... 10 

Mixed Vi oz., 30 cts. .05 


PORTULACA 

Veritable jewels in the garden where they bloom in an incredibly short 
time after being sown. They literally cover the ground with a carpet of 
dazzling colors. For very dry, sun exposed places, for rockwork, and 
especially on the seashore for bedding, nothing equals them. Portu- 
lacas attain only a height of 6 inches, are of a creeping nature, and the 
foliage is of a succulent bright green, mostly covered by the large shining 
flowers. Plant them largely. Nothing could be finer. 

All shades mixed Vi oz., 20 cts. Per pkt .05 

DOUBLE FLOWERING PORTULACA 

The flowers are like Ranunculus, very double. 

Brilliant shades mixed . Vs oz., 75 cts.. . .10 


Petunia — Rosy Morn 





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Poppy — Admiral 


POPPIES 

“All silk and flame, a scarlet cup seen amongst 
the wild grass far away, like a burning coal fallen 
from heavens afar. You cannot have a more com- 
plete, a more stainless type of flower, absolute 
inside and outside — all flower.’’ — (Ruskin.) 

One of the grandest Garden Annuals and Perennials. 
So easy to grow, the mere throwing of seed on the ground 
will bring forth their gay flaunting colors; the silky 
petals waving in the passing breezes. Masses of beauti- 
ful Hybrids have been evolved vieing with each other in 
glorious beauty. The seed of all may be sown in early 
spring and in intervals as late as July, where continuous 
display is desired. Let us talk to you about some of the 
very beautiful varieties. We cannot list them all. 

Poppies are especially adapted to cultivate on the 
seashore where they thrive wonderfully well. Poppies 
will not bear transplanting but must be sown where they 
are to flower (This refers to annual sorts). Do not 
sow poppy seed too deep as this will keep them from 
sprouting freely. Scatter over well prepared, smooth 
soil and sift a very thin layer of soil over the seed just 
covering it. Spray only with a fine rose. 



Poppy— Dainty Lady 


SINGLE FLOWERING POPPIES 

Per pkt. 

The Bride. Immense single white oz., 25 cts... $0.05 

English Field or Scarlet Poppy. Large fiery scarlet. 

J 4 oz., 25 cts.; oz., 65 cts.. . .05 

Poppy Admiral. The flowers are large, round, smooth edged, of the 
purest white, with a broad band of brilliant scarlet around the top 
occupying a full quarter of the corolla. These two colors form a 
startling contrast similar to those seen in variety Danebrog. Planted 
in groups this new Poppy produces a magnificent effect. 

^ oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

Danebrog, or Danish Cross. Very showy variety, producing large 
single flowers of brilliant scarlet, with a silvery-white spot on each 
petal, thus forming a white cross. .>4 oz., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

Poppy “Dainty Lady.” We can recommend this Poppy for the 
particularly beautiful color of its single flowers, a most charming 
shade of rosy mauve, not yet represented among Poppies and one 
of those modern hues now so much sought for. The effect is further 
heightened by the shining dark metallic blotch which occupies the 
base to the middle of each petal. The Dainty Lady Poppy grows 
about 2 feet high, is clothed with broad laciniated glaucous foliage 
and bears flowers from 4 to 5 inches across. It is of the easiest 
culture, excellent for bedding and cutting, and comes true from seed. 

Vi oz., 10 cts.; oz., 40 cts.. . .05 

Virginian Poppy. This new large flowering Single Poppy is an 
annual, producing immense white flowers, with a deeply fringed 
rose pink edge. It produces a charming effect in the garden, and is 
unique as a cut flower for decorations, especially if cut when the 
buds show color. It will last many days in water. 

Vi oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

Tulip Poppy (Papaver glaucum). Like a scarlet Van Thol Tulip. 

A fascinating sort, 15 inches high, glowing fiery scarlet, cup and 
saucer form Vi oz., 25 cts.; oz., 60 cts... .10 

Mixed Annual Poppies. Representing the best in single poppies. 

14 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 14 lb., 75 cts.. . .05 


DOUBLE FLOWERING POPPIES 

Carnation flowered. Large double flowers, finely fringed of many 
brilliant tints. Ht. feet 14 oz., 15 cts. .05 

Pseonia flowered. Immense globular flowers excellent for border 
amongst shrubbery, etc. Very showy. Ht. 21 feet. 

14 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

Japanese Pompon. Size of Pompon Dahlias. Very fine free 

flowering, double. Ht. 2 feet. . . .Vi oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts., . .05 

The Cardinal. Large double, bright scarlet finely fringed flower. 

Very fine >4 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

French Ranunculus Poppies. Mixed colors, most brilliant. 

Ht. 2 feet 14 oz., 10 cts.; oz., 35 cts... .05 



NOVELTY IN RANUNCULUS FLOWERED 
POPPIES 

Salmon rose to orange shades. One of the greatest acquisitions to 
the Poppy class. Through tl)e whole gamut of tints lying between 
pale salmon rose to deep orange, these exquisite Poppies are now a 
fixed sort. They are of the easiest culture, growing with almost no 
care, and giving an abundance of their beautiful blooms. The gor- 
geous flowers cut just before opening will expand in water and last 
several days. Planted amongst shrubbery or in the open border, in 
groups or in beds, 'the rich colors of the flowers form a point of at- 
traction and beauty Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

All sorts double flowering Poppies mixed oz., 30 cts... .05 


Shirley Poppies 

SHIRLEY POPPIES 

The most exquisite single Poppies in existence. Silky, shining petals 
varying in all colors of the rainbow, the effect created by these lovely 
flowers is hard to describe and must be seen to be fully appreciated. In 

separate colors. 

Rose Apricot 

White Scarlet 

Carmine Pink with frilled edge Per pkt. 

oz., 50 cts.; V 4 lb.~ $1.50 . $0.10 
Collection of the six sorts listed, 50 cts. 

Mixed Shirley Poppies oz., 40 cts. ; % $1.25 10 


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Poppy— Hansa 


POPPY HANSA 

As picture shows, a valuable addition to the Poppy Garden. The 
flowers have a pure white ground color, passing toward the finely 
(aciniated edge to a deep rich crimson. A most brilliant and fascinat- 
ing flower. Raised with the greatest ease. Trial pkt., 10 cts. . $0.25 



RICINUS ca Ilant oil 

Remarkable for their immense tropical looking foliage of various tints, 
and the bright colored fruits following the blossoms in fall. They are 
much used for centres in beds or amongst shrubbery in the border. Where- 
ever grown they have a majestic and striking effect. They grow rapidly 
from seed. Per pkt . 

Gibsoni, handsome bronze colored stem and foliage. As the leaves 
mature they assume a rich bronzy blue white, the veins run through 
them like rivulets of crimson flame. The underside is a dull rich 

crimson. Ht., 5 feet Oz., 25 cts.. $0.05 

Borbonensis arboreus. Ht. 15 feet. Very tall sort with purplish 

leaves Oz., 15 cts.. . 

Zanzibarensis, mixed. Leaves of enormous size varying from light 

green to purplish red Oz., 10 cts.; V4 lb., 60 cts. . . 

Sanguineus. Very fine sort with red stems and reddish purple 

leaves. Ht. 10 feet Oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts... 

Choice mixed Oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts.. . 



Double Ranunculus Flowering Poppy 


RUDBECKIA SUPERBA HYBRIDA. New hybrids of the multi- 
color, splendid, annual Rudbeckia. The forms of the flowers are 
manifold; some have broad, others twisted petals, some are single 
flowering, some semi-double and others quite double. Also the 
colors, respectively the designs vary, so that these new hybrids are 
very useful and give good effect both for borders and for groups. 

Pkt. Vi oz., 25 cts... .10 


SCABIOSA 


Velvety Pincushion Flower (Egyptian Rose, etc.). One of the most 
magnificent hardy annuals, whose free blooming qualities, large showy 
flower heads, and easy cultivation have placed it in the forerank of favorite 
plants. Very decorative in borders and beds, the beautiful flowers are 
most useful for cutting and decorations, lasting for many days in water. 
The range of colors is wonderfully large. Where early bloom is wanted, 
start in the house early in season, February-March. Sown in the open the 
plants bloom late July till frost. They must not be kept too wet. 


TALL LARGE FLOWERING DOUBLE 




The Bride. Pure white Fire King:. Rich, rosy crimson 

Cherry Red Flesh Color 

White and Lilac Rosy Carmine 

Deep Violet Pale Mauve 

Pompadour. Claret purple, edged Golden Yellow 
white 

Any of the ten colors separate x /\ oz., 20 cts. . . .10 

The collection of ten colors, ten packets, 85 cts. 

All colors mixed, Scabiosa ty* oz., 20 cts.; oz., 75 cts... .10 

Novelty. Azure Fairy Scabiosa. A delightful rich light blue 
shade, very large double flower. A gem in the collection. 

1 Trial pkt., 10 cts... .20 


SALPIGLOSSIS 


ADDER S TONGUE 


For gorgeous coloring few flowers can match this lovely species. The 
vivid shades are marked with contrasting veins and pencilled, attract 
the eye and give a marvellously rich effect. 

In separate colors: 


Giant Brilliant Scarlet 
Giant Brown with Gold 
Giant Light Blue with Gold 
Giant Sulphur Yellow 
Giant Blood Crimson 


Golden 

Chamois Ro^e 
Velvety Violet 
Rose 

White and Gold 


Vs oz., 25 ct8o . • 


Collection of ten sorts, 10 pkts., 75 cts.; 5 pkts., 40 cts. 


All colors mixed. Vg oz., 20 cts.; Pkt., 5 cts. 


Salpiglossis 


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i SALVIA 


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Salvia Canary Bird 


SCARLET SAGE 

Might well be called 
Flaming Bush, as the fiery 
colors are marvelous and 
can be seen for long dis- 
tances. They are very easily 
raised from seeds in the hot- 
house or in boxes in the 
house, early in February and 
March, when the young 
plants will bloom in July. 
Later sow in open when they 
will bloom in August all 
through season till frosts 
appear. 

Splendens. A very tall 
growing sort with immense 
Sower trusses of fiery scarlet 
Ht. 3 feet. Vs oz., 40 cts.; 
pkt., 10 cts. 

Splendens Bonfire. A 

magnificent sort with very 
full flowerspikes of brilliant 
scarlet. Ht.,2feet. Vg oz., 
75 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 
Zuerich. Free flowering 
Dwarf sort with erect spikes 
covered thickly with bright 
scarlet flowers. Ht. 12 to 
15 inches. These plants be- 
gin to bloom very early and 
continue throughout season. 
l /g oz. , 75 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 
Fireball. Really the finest 
of all early and free bloom- 
ing Salvias. It produces 
profusely long spikes of 
flowers thrown well above 
the foliage, a thousand times 
more vividly scarlet than 
any Geranium, being one of 
the most decorative and 
showy bedding plants. Ht. 
14 feet. Vi oz., 75 cts.: 
pkt., 10 cts. 

Triumph (New). Extra 

early velvety scarlet, very 
large flowers. A gem for 
border and bedding. Trial 
pkt., 10 cts.; pkt. ,25 cts. 
Splendens Carmines. A 
new tint in this lovely flower 
Rosy carmine. Ht. 14 feet. 
Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 
25 cts. 





Novelty Salvia Canarybird. Unique canary yellow flowers, velvety dark 
green foliage. Striking and beautiful. Trial pkt., 10 cts. ; pkt., 25 cts. 

STOCKS 


GILLIFLOWERS. LEVKOYEN 

Who does not know this magnificent plant whose fragrance perfumes 
a -whole garden and whose delightful blooms enrich our winter gardens? 
Sow for early bloom in the house February to March. For later summer 
sow where the plants are to bloom. Thin out when seedlings are 2 to 3 
inches high. The seeds we offer are all specially selected, and will produce 
a large percentage of double rosetted flowers. 

IMPROVED cut and come again 

These splendid stocks will bloom throughout the whole summer if sown 
in succession and started early in season. Ht. 18 inches. 

Princess Alice- White Mammoth. Blood red 

Chamois. Rose Bluebird. Light blue 

Canarybird. Canary yellow Violet. Dark blue 

Apple Blossom Rosy Peachblossom 

Per pkt. 

In separate colors Vs oz., $1.00 10 

Collection of eight colors, eight pkts., 75 cts. 

All colors mixed Vs <> z -» $1.00... .10 

PERFECTION STOCKS 


WINTERFLOWERING STOCKS 

These sorts are called Winterflowering as they are the very best variety 
for that time although they bloom equally well from spring till fall in the 
open. They are by far the very handsomest and showiest. If sown early 
in the season they will flower all through summer till heavy frosts cut them 
down. They are of robust branching habit with immense spikes of fragrant 
flowers, richly scented, and are found in the most delicate and beautiful 
tints. 

Beauty of Nice. Delicate shade Almond Blossom. White, shaded 
of the tenderest flesh pink, or rose carmine, 
daybreak color. 

Queen Alexandra. Delicate Crimson King. Brilliant deep car- 
rosy lilac, very showy mine rose 

Per pkt. 

Empress Augusta Victoria. A beautiful tint of silvery lilac, large 

flowers. In separate colors Trial pkt., 10 cts. ..$0.25 

The collection of five packets, $1.00. 

NOVELTY STOCK. GIANT ABUNDANCE 

This is equally valuable for summer or winter flowering. The cen- 
tral stem divides into 12 to 15 lateral branches which each produce 
from 15 to 20 side shoots forming a veritable pyramid of large fragrant 
blossoms. The color is an exquisite shade of carmine rose, and the 
whole plant presents a picture of floral perfection. Fit., 18 to 20 

inches 25 

Trial pkt., SO cts. 


For summer and autumn flowering. Ht. 18 inches. A very sturdy, 
robust sort, of branching habit. The flowers are large, very decorative . 
lasting a long time. Invaluable for cutting and decorations. Bloom 
throughout summer till frosts 
Fireball. Dazzling scarlet Rose 

Light Blue Dark Blue 

Deep Purple Snow White 

Mauve Queen Violet 

Each color separate Vs oz., 75 cts... .10 

Collection of eight sorts, eight packets, 75 cts. 

Mixed colors Vs oz., 75 cts. 10 


SILENE 

CATCHFLY 

Armeria. Early flowering, showy, hardy annual, bearing in pro- 
fusion, heads of rose-pink flowers. Ht . 1 foot 05 

Pendula. Massed in beds on rockwork, or for borders these pretty 

flowers are extremely effective. Ht., 9 inches 05 

Pendula alba. Pure white, or rose Vi oz., 15 cts.. .05 

Mixed, all shades Vi oz., 10 cts. . .35 


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Half Hardy 
Annual 

Very beautiful for pots, beds, or hanging 
baskets. Flower is like a small Petunia and 
puts one in mind of a musk plant with violet 
and white flowers. Exceedingly ornamental. 
Ht. 10 inches. Needs a warm sunny place. 

Bailloni. Golden yellow with deep red throat. 

Very charming. Per pkt., 25 cts. 
Fournieri grandiflora. Sky blue with violet 
yellow throat. Per pkt., 25 cts. 
Coelestini. Delicate pale azure. Per pkt., 
5 cts. 

White Wings. Pure white, rose throat, ex- 
quisite. Per pkt., 5 cts. 

Trial packet, 10 cts. 

SANTIVALIA. Charming annual of spread- 
ing habit, especially suited for small beds, 
edgings, rockwork, and hanging baskets or 
window boxes, etc.. Bears double and semi- 
double, ranunculus like flowers of golden 
yellow tint. Blooms from July until frost. 
Succeeds best in light sandy soil. Ht. 6 
inches. % oz., 30 cts. ; pkt., 10 cts. 


WALLFLOWERS 

These can be treated as annuals, and if 
wanted for earliest bloom in the garden should 
be sown in the house early in season. Sown 
out-of-doors later they bloom from July to 
frosts. They are one of our most delightful 
winter-flowering plants for the house. All are 
exquisitely fragrant and when cut last a long 
time in water. They love a warm, sunny spot 
in the garden. 

SINGLE ANNUAL 

Early Parisian. Brilliant golden, shaded 
orange red. 

Primrose. Soft primrose tint. 

Bloodred. 

Mixed 

*4 oz., 50 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 


WHITLAVIA 

Very showy annuals, with bellshaped 
flowers, borne in profusion on compact plants. 
Ht. 12 inches. 

Grandiflora. Blue. Oz.,25cts.; pkt., 5 cts. 
Grandiflora. Blue with white throat. Oz., 
25 cts.; pkt., 5 cts. 


VERBENAS 

MAMMOTH STRAINS 

These are very easily’ raised from seed. 
They produce large trusses of brilliantly 
colored flowers, especially fine for beds. 
Much used for early pot plants. 


TORENIA 


SHIZANTHUS 

BUTTERFLY. FLOWER 

These form one of the most charming flowers for the garden in summer 
and for the house in winter. Sow for early bloom in the house about 
February. Sown outdoors they bloom all through July up to early frosts. 
All Shizanthus have beautiful laciniated blossoms with contrasting colored 
lips. The wealth of tints represented in them is astonishing. They are 
of easiest culture preferring light soil and a sunny exposure. Ht. 2 
to 2 \ feet. 

Grahami. Deep rose with orange lip speckled brown. Per pkt. 

*4 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts.. .$0.05 

Retusus albus. White and gold *4 oz., 20 cts. . 10 

Retusus. Red and yellow *4 oz., 20 cts. . .10 

Wisetonensis. Enormous range of charming colors, cream white 
with yellow centre to carmine rose with brown centre. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

Mixed 10 

NOVELTY SHIZANTHUS 

Bridal Veil. Pure white (Rare) Trial pkt., 10 cts. .25 

STEVIA 

Serrata. Free-blooming plants, bearing a multitude of fragrant 
pure white flowers; suitable for summer or winter blooming; 
largely used for cutting 10 


Verbena Giant Pure White Scarlet Defiance 

Striped Sorts Blue 

Auricula Eyed Rose Per pkt. 

*4 oz., 40 cts. . . .10 

All colors mixed y 4 oz., 35 cts... .10 

VINCA (Madigascar Periwinkle, or Old Maid) 

Ornamental free-blooming plants and one of the most satisfactory 
flowering bedding plants we have. It is best to start the seed early in- 
doors, but they begin blooming in August from seed sown out of doors in 
May, or as soon as the ground is warm, continuing until frost; line cut 
flower, every bud opening when placed in water. 2 feet. 

Per Pkt. 

Rosea. Rose, dark eye $0.10 

Alba. White, crimson eye 10 

Alba Pura. Pure white 10 

Mixed. All the colors *4 oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

VIRGINIAN STOCKS 

One of the prettiest, most useful annuals to grow. The bright and 
brilliant colors make a great display between spring and summer flow- 
ers, producing a singularly happy effect wherever grown. Ht. 6 
inches. If the seed is simply scattered on the ground, in the crevices 
of stones, rocks, or old walls the darling flowers appear with in- 
credible swiftness. Colors are mauve, rosy purple, crimson, and 
white. All shades, mixed V4 oz., 15 cts... .05 



CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS AND PLANTS 


Verbena 


Zinnia— Haageana Stellata 


ZINNIAS 

An invaluable plant for the garden. One of the most grateful showy 
garden annuals. Have you ever seen a row of them standing like a regi- 
ment of soldiers in bright uniforms, white, sulphur, scarlet crimson, all 
the colors of the rainbow. If not, you have missed one of the most bril- 
liant displays. There are so many colors and sizes of them quite be- 
wildering, but all are magnificent in bloom. And they are so modest, 
requiring literally no care above a fairly good soil and a good supply of 
water especially at blooming time. Sown in succession they keep up a 
continuous display of beauty throughout summer. The tones of colors 
are as pure and elegant as seen in Begonias. 


NEW ZINNIA HAAGEANA STELLATA 
HYBRID 


Per pkt. 

A splendid novelty in this favorite flower. The petals are as 
picture shows, star formed, twisted downward. The single blossoms 
are large and the colors range through primrose, golden yellow, orange, 
light red, dark blood-red, yellow with red points, red with yellow 
points, in short, the richest tints, making a group of these flowers a 
brilliant sight and ornament to any garden. Ht. 10 to 12 inches. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 



ZINNIA HAAGEANA SULPHUREA DOUBLE 
FLOWERED 

A new variety of the dwarf spreading Zinnia of Mexico. Ht. 15 to 
18 inches. The double flowers range in shades from sulphur to gol- 
den orange. Very showy in beds or borders Vi oz., 40 cts.. . .10 

ZINNIA DOUBLE TALL Ht 2 feet 

Rose White Crimson 

Golden yellow Scarlet Sulphur 

Lilac Striped Flesh color 

Any color separate % oz., 30 cts.; oz., 60 cts... .05 

Mixed strain V 4 oz., 30 cts. ; oz., 60 cts... .05 

ZINNIA ELEGANS, DOUBLE DWARF 

Very double flowers of intense brilliancy. Ht. 1J feet 

Rose Crimson Flesh pink 

Salmon pink Orange or gold Sulphur 

White 

Any color separate or mixed Vi oz., 30 cts.; oz., 65 cts... .05 

ZINNIAS LILLIPUT OR TOM THUMB 

A charming Dwarf sort, forming compact bushes one foot high literally 
smothered in the brilliant flower heads. 

Scarlet Gem Golden Gem Lilac Gem 

White Gem Orange Gem 

Each separate or mixed % oz., 50 cts... .10 

ZINNIA CURLED AND CRESTED 

Large double flowers curiously twisted and curled like Cactus 
Dahlias, many colors mixed 10 


Double Zinnias 


White 

Red 

Yellow 


ZINNIAS ELEGANS 

SINGLE FLOWERING 

Rose 
Orange 
Flesh Color 

Any color. V 4 oz., 30 cts.; pkts., 5 cts. 
Mixed. V 4 oz.. bu cts.; pkts., 5 cts. 


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Sweet Peas 


Truly the poor man’s orchid. They grow so easy and repay so grandly. 
No garden is a Garden that does not contain a row of these heavenly 
blossoms. The list we submit is carefully selected from out a bewildering 
array of all sorts and tints offered. Often the mere form of a petal is enough 
to create out of it a “new variety.” The slightest variation in tint will 
become a new named sort. We give the colors separate to facilitate 


selection, many preferring distinct color schemes in planting Sweet Peas. 
Order early and sow early. The best time is as soon as all danger of 
frost is past. 

Sweet pea seed is very scarce for the spring of 1916. Send early 
orders to avoid disappointment. 

Packets contain 40 to 50 seeds. 


SPENCER TYPES OF SWEET PEAS 


Spencer Type Sweet Peas 


Apple Blossom Spencer. Beautiful white 
and rose tints, petals and wings very large, 
fluted 

Asta Ohn Spencer. Each stem bears four 
to five flowers of the most beautiful softest 
lavender. A gem of sweet peas 

Aurora Spencer. Cream white ground, 
mottled with rich orange salmon 

Beatrice Spencer. A beautiful shade of 
rose with wide expanded wavy standards 
and wings 

Blanche Ferry Spencer. Standards bright 
rose, wings bluish white, often flushed pink. 

Clara Curtis Spencer. A magnificent 
primrose tint 

Countess Spencer (True type). Softest 
rose pink, to deeper rose. Flowers very 
large, borne three and four on long, stiff 
stems 

Dainty Spencer. Pure white with rose 
pink margin. Very fine 

Etta Dyke Spencer. The most magnificent 
largest pure white Spencer 

Flora Norton Spencer. The richest purest 
lavender tint imaginable 

Florence Morse Spencer. Delicate blush 
with rose pink margin. Very large wide 
open flowers with long stems, generally 
four flowers to the stem. Magnificent .... 

George Herbert Spencer. A magnificent 
light rose carmine 

Helen Lewis Spencer. Intense rich orange 
salmon. Very large flowers, beautifully 
waved 

King Edward Spencer. Truly gigantic 
blossoms of richest dazzling crimson # 
scarlet 

Irish Belle or Dream. Color a lovely gray- 
ish lilac flushed with rose. A magnificent 
new sort 

Margaret Atlee Spencer (New). Rosy 
salmon, shaded buff. A very glorious tint. 
y 2 oz., 25 cents 

Marie Corelli Spencer. Wings pure rich 
rosy crimson; standards a cerise red. Like 
a huge butterfly of brilliant coloring 

Mary Garden Spencer (New). A most 
beautiful rich creamy pink, inclined to 
duplex. Bold large flowers, immense 
fluted standards and wings 

Martha Washington Spencer. Pure white, 
edged with deep pure rose 

Mrs. Routzhahn Spencer. A very showy 
sort, apricot pink and primrose. Enormous 
flowers. One of the best 

Othello Spencer a beautifully large deeply 
waved flower of deep maroon 

Pearl Gray Spencer. The fascinating color 
is light dove or pearl gray, contrasting ex- 
quisitely with the deep scarlet rose and blue 
tones. V 2 oz., 25 cents 

Primrose Spencer. Clear primrose 

Senator Spencer. On light heliotrope 
ground appear flakes of deep claret and 
chocolate. Immense flowers, prolific 
bloomer 

White Spencer (Snowclad). Profusion 

of large richly fluted and waved flowers 
three and four to the stem 

The Finest Mixture of Spencer type Sweet 
Peas. All sorts, all colors represented. Lb. 2.50 


Price on 
whole list 
per large 
pkt. 15c., 
per oz. 40c. , 
small pkt. 5c. 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS AND PLANTS 


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SWEET PEAS — Continued 


PURE WHITE 


Blanche Burpee. Pure white 

Lb. 

$1.00 

H lb. 

$0.30 

Oz. 

$0.10 

Pkt. 

0.05 

Emily Henderson. Profuse flowering, very 
early, large flowers 

1.00 

.30 

.10 

.05 

Mont Blanc, or Florence Denzer. The 
earliest white. A pure paper white 

1.50 

.40 

.15 

.10 

Nora Unwin. Very large, beautifully waved 
flowers, generally three borne on one stem. 
Very bold wavy standards 

1.50 

.40 

.15 

.10 


CRIMSON AND SCARLET 


BLUSHROSE 


Countess of Latham 1.75 

.50 

.15 

.10 

Gladys Unwin. One of the finest of the 
Unwin type with striking upright crinkled 
and waved standards, broad wings. The 
most exquisite pale rose 1.50 

.40 

.15 

.10 

Lovely. Soft shell pink. Very refined flower 1.00 

.35 

.10 

.05 

Prima Donna. Large flowers of very soft 
light rose 1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 

Queen of Spain. Peach blossom pink. 

Very large flower 2.00 

.60 

.20 

.10 

DEEP ROSE AND CARMINE ROSE 
Bolton’s Pink. A very brilliant rose 2.00 .50 

.20 

.10 

Janet Scott. A deep very rich rose. Very 
large sized wings, enormous flower 2.25 

.65 

.20 

.10 

Prinee of Wales. Deep clear rose pink a 
unique shade splendid in artificial light 1.27 

.40 

.15 

.05 

Rose du Barri. This is a marvelously beau- 
tiful type. Flowers are a deep rose color 
overlaid with a lovely shade of terra cotta. 
Unsurpassed for decorations and artificial 
light 2.00 

.60 

.20 

.10 

VARIEGATED AND MARGINED 

Blanche Ferry. Extra early. The very 
finest rose and white variety. Very early 
flowering 1.25 .40 

.15 

.05 

Aurora. Very large flowers creamy white 
petals, beautifully flasked with orange sal- 
mon. Extremely showy 1.00 

.30 

.10 

.05 

America. White ground striped crimson 
red. Fine 1.00 

.30 

.10 

.05 

Dainty. Large beautifully formed flowers, 
pure white with rose pink margin. A 
charming contrast 1.00 

.30 

.10 

.05 

Hester. White ground with deep blue 
stripes giving a unique mottled appearance. 

Very rich flowering 1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 


Jessie Cuthbertson. Primrose yellow to 
light cream with rich dark rose flakes over- 
laying petals 1.25 

Prince Olat. Immense bold flowers, often 
four to a stem, striped and mottled brilliant 
blue on white ground 1.50 


King Edward VII (Firefly). The most 

brilliant self-colored bright scarlet $1.00 

Millie Maslin. Crimson red, one of the 

richest, dazzling shades 2.00 

Queen Alexandra. Brilliant rosy scarlet of 
intense coloring. A very large bold flower. 

Not affected by hot sunshine 1.25 

Salopian. A magnificent showy clear scar- 
let, sunproof 1.25 


Evelyn Byatt. Rich orange salmon. Very 

large flower. Magnificent 1.50 

Golden Rose. Very exquisite light rose 

yellow. Unique 2.00 

Mrs. Eckford (Golden Gleam). Light 

primrose self-seeded 1.75 

Early Sunbeams. Rich primrose tint. 

Very early, free flowering 2.00 

Hon. Mrs. Kenyon. Bold, very large 

flower, of clear primrose tint 1.50 

Miss Willmott. Orange pink, graceful flower, 

magnificent for artificial light 1.25 

Wm. Sim. A magnificent pure salmon 

tint 

BERGER’S CHOICEST EXCELSIOR MIX- 
TURE 


CERISE 

Chrissy Unwin. Large wavy petals. 

Flowers a rich deep cherry 

Coccinea. A magnificent self color of most 


.40 


.50 


.15 


.20 


.05 


.05 


Brilliant Blue. The richest most showy 

blue of clear tint 

Captain of the Blues. Clear fine purple. .. 
Countess of Cadogan. Reddish mauvO 
standards, wings bluish violet. A brilliant 

tint 

Countess of Radnor. Lovely clear lav- 
ender, one of the best 

Frank Dolby (Unwin type). Bold wavy 
standards and wide spreading wings, the 

whole beautifully waved and fluted 

Flora Norton. Beautiful clear light blue 

Duke of Clarence Westminster. Rosy 

claret and violet. Very beautiful 

Navy' Blue. Large flowers of deepest violet 
purple 


Lb. 

'$1.09 

Vi lb.li'Oz. 5 

■Biff 

$0.30 $0.15 

Pkt. 

">n» - 1 

$0.05 

’ 2.00 

; 

.60 

.20 

.05 

1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 

1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 

PRIMROSE 



1.50 

.50 

.20 

.05 

2.90 

.60 

.20 

.05 

1.75 

.60 

.20 

.10 

2.00 

.50 

.20 

.05 

1.50 

.40 

.15 

.05 

1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 

1.25 

.40 

.15 

.10 

.75 

.25 

.10 

.05 


.60 

.20 

.10 

2.00 

.60 

.20 

.10 

PURPLE 



1.00 

.30 

.15 

.10 

1.00 

.25 

.15 

.05 

1.00 

.30 

.15 

.05 

1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 

3.50 

1.00 

.35 

.10 

1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 

1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 

1.25 

.40 

.15 

.05 


FAVORITE TENDER PLANTS 

PRIMULA 

Sow seed from June all through July and August for fall and winter 
bloom. 

Primula Sinensis (Chinese Primula). Well known for its large flowers, 
bright foliage, and decorative quality. 

Giant Pure White Giant Caerulea (Sky blue) 

Giant Rose Queen Giant Salmon King 

Giant Ruby King Giant Mixed Pkt. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 40 cts. . .$0.25 

Collection of 5 colors, $1.00. 

Primula Kewensis (Giant Buttercup Primula). A very robust 
grower with bright graceful and numerous erect flowerscapes, 

12 to 1 8 inches high, producing flowers in whorls at intervals along 
the whole length of stem. Flowers are a clear buttercup yellow, 
slender, tubular, i-inch in diameter, very attractive and unique. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . .25 

Primula Malacoides (Giant Baby Primrose). Flowers measure 
V 2 to % of an inch across; delicate lavender color; grow in whorls 
around branching stems which are very strong and graceful. Bloom 
in four months from seed. Sowing in August furnishes a rich dis- 
play all through winter. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts.. . .25 

Primula Malacoides Alba. A new white form of the above. Very 

chaste and most beautiful Large pkt., 50 cts.. . .25 

Primula Obconica Gigantea. Charming species, very floriferous 
— in separate colors white, rose, blood red, lilac rose. 

Large pkt., 25 cts. . . .10 


FUCHSIA 


These very beautiful plants should be better known. It is to be re 
gretted that they are as yet almost outside the knowledge of flower lovers. 
The drooping blossoms of brightest tints are an ornament to anv place 
whether in the garden in summer, on the veranda, in bedding, or in the 
house in winter. The seed is easy to raise. Seedlings bloom the first 
year. 

Single Sorts. . Trial pkt., 10 cts.. .$0.25 

Beautiful Double Varieties Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 


GERANIUM 


Apple Scented Geranium. Very fragrant foliage, small light lavender 
flowers. 50 seeds, 10 cts. 

Pkt 

Zonale. Giant flowered Plybrids exceptionally fine, both in size 
and color Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . 

Ivy Leaved. Fine glossy green foliage. Immense trusses of 
brightly colored rosy flowers. Of the brightest effect in garden 
vases, window boxes, in pots, etc Trial pkt., 10 cts. 


.25 


Pelargonium Geranium (Lady Washington). Fancy sorts of the 
finest French collection, io seeds, 10 cts.; 25 seeds, 20 cts. 

GREVILLEA ROBUSTA (Australian Silk Oak). A very dainty 
plant with fernlike glossy foliage. Especially useful for centre- 
pieces in garden vases, and as centre in beds of low growing flowers- 
such as Verbenas and annual Phloxes. Most ornamental in the 
house for window garden Trial pkt., 5 cts. 


.25 


.15 


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Achillea “The Pearl” 

PERENNIAL PLANT SEEDS 


ACHILLEA. (MILLFOIL uK YaRRO™ 

Ptarmica, flore pleno. The Pearl — Improved sort, bear: 
of double white flowers, splendid for cutting. Ht. 2 feet 
ACANTHUS LATIFOLIUS (Bear’s Breech). Stately, 

plants with handsome foliage, producing spikes 5 feet high of deli- 
cate rose and white flowers. Excellent for specimens on lawn or in 
border. Flowers July and August Oz., SO cts. $0.10 

ACONITUM, MONKSHOOD 

Napellus. Dark blue 10 

Napellum album. Pure white flowers. Ht. 5 feet 10 

Aureum (Novelty). Giant yellow Monkshood, soft yellow flow- 
ers in July and August Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

ADENOPHORA POTANINI (Giant Bellflower). Beautiful 
hardy perennial with numerous large bell-like flowers, drooping 
habit Color a delicate azure. Ht. 18 inches. July to September .10 
ADONIS VERNALIS. Adonis’s flower of spring. The huge butter- 
cup like flowers appear when the snow is barely off the ground. 

One of the finest spring flowering perennials. Ht. 9 inches. 

14 oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

AGATHEA COELESTIS (Blue Marguerite). Flowers a rich blue 

with golden centre. Ht. 18 inches >4 oz., 25 cts... .10 

ALSTROEMERIA (Peruvian Lily). Beautiful lily -like flowers in 
great clusters on slender stems. Colors range from primrose yellow 
to deep gold and orange red. Splendid for cutting. Will only 
germinate in cool, damp weather. Sow 18 inches apart. Blooms 
June to August. Ht. 3 feet. Mixed colors . . .*4 oz., 50 cts.. . .10 


ALYSSUM 


Saxatile compactum (Gold Dust). Produces billory masses of 
bright yellow flowers, throughout the whole season. Spreading 

habit. Ht. 6 inches Oz., 75 cts.; Vi oz., 20 cts., . .10 

Saxatile Silver Queen. The flowers are a lovely primrose tint. 

Ht. 9 inches Trial pkt. 10 cts 15 

ANCHUSA BARRELIERI. Freeblooming, forget-me-not-like 

flowers. Ht. 18 inches. July and August. . . .>4 oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Anchusa Italica Dropmore. Handsome bushes covered with bril- 
liant Gentian blue flowers, during June to August. Ht. 4 to 5 
feet Vi oz., 75 cts... .15 


ANEMONE SYLVESTRIS (Windflower). Large cup shaped whffe ^ 

flowers especially fine for naturalizing. Ht. 1 foot . R» 

ANTHERICUM LILIAGO. St. Bernard’s Lily. A magnificent 
perennial bearing spikes of pure white lily-like flowers, during 
May and June. Excellent for cutting and very fragrant. Ht. 

2 feet Vi> oz., 50 cts... .10 

Liliastrum (St. Bruno’s Lily). A truly charming plant with long 
narrow grass-like foliage and white lily-like flowers with a green 
blotch on each petal. Ht. 2 feet i/s oz., 50 cts.. 10 


ANTIRRHINUM 


SNAPDRAGON 

These beautiful flowers are coming into their own, as they were bound to 
do, sooner or later. There are no other flowers which give such a lavish 
return for so little trouble. Any one can grow them, you need no green- 
house, unless it be, to raise a few plants for very early flowering. Seed can 
be sown at once in the open ground. 

Buy only the very best strain of seed. It were time and trouble 
thrown away to buy any seed but the very best. To give the very best 
color effect, buy and grow the plants in separate colors. Mixed colors are 
kaleidoscopic and please some, but you cannot produce color harmony, 
real floral music, unless you have the pure color tones to play with. 


ANTIRRHINUM MAJUS 


These comprise the tallest growing varieties. Plants attain a height 
of 2 to 2 i/ 2 feet, branching habit, giant flowers, very floriferous. 

Brilliant. Scarlet yellow and white. 

Fairy Queen. Golden orange with white throat. 

Galathea. Crimson, white throat. 

Luteum. Sulphur yellow. 

Striped sorts. 

Delicata. Bright rose. 

Firefly. Orange scarlet with white throat. New very striking. 

Coral Red. New color, delicate light scarlet with white throat. 
Nigrescens. Dark purple. 

Queen Victoria. Pure white. 

Any of the above listed sorts . Oz., $1 00; Vi oz., .30; pkt. .10 
The ten sorts in a collection of ten pkts. 75 cts. 

Mixed Oz., .60; Vi oz., .20; pkt. .05 



ANTIRRHINUM MAJUS NANUM 


These attain a height of 18 inches the flowers are immense and the whole 

is of dazzling beauty. 
Very effective if planted 
in the foreground of 
taller sorts. 

Buff Queen. Salmon 
buff with yellow cen- 
tre. 

Golden Queen. Giant 
flowering golden yel. 
low. 

Montblanc. The 
largest flowering 
white. 

Prince Chamois 
(New). Gold cha- 
mois. 

Daphne. Beautiful 
deep rose with ,white 
throat and lip. 

Mauve Queen. New 

art shade of rosy hel- 
iotrope. 

Daybreak (Aurora). 
Magnificent vermil- 
ion deep scarlet with 
white throat. 

The Bride. White, 
turning into rose. 
Most beautiful. 

Black Prince. Black 
red with white throat. 
New, very striking. 

Striatum. Striped. 

Mixed. Vi oz., 30 cts.; 
pkt., 5 cts. 

Any of the above 
sorts listed Vi oz., 50 
cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 

The ten listed sorts 
in collection of ten 

Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) packets 75 cts. 




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DWARF BEDDING GIANT FLOWERING 
ANTIRRHINUMS 


ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA. Compact umbels of brilliant orange red 
flowers during July and August. Invaluable for border and 
shrubbery groups. Ht. 2 feet '/s oz., 30 cts... .10 



These attain only a height of 8 to 9 inches. Unsurpassed in beauty 
for beds, borders, ribbon effects and for rockwork. 

Snowflake. Purest white. per pkt. 

Scarlet Slipper. Dazzling. 

Sanguineum. Bloodred. 

All colors mixed. 

Antique rose. A charming shade. 

Golden Shoe. Very rich golden yellow. 

Striatum. Striped. 

Mixed colors 

Any on list Vi oz., 75 cts... .10 

The six colors in collection of six packets 50 cts. 

AQUILEGIA 

COLUMBINE 

If you do not know this splendid and lovely flower the picture will convey 
to you much less than it would did you have just a passing acquaintance 
with it. Nothing can excel in tender beauty and charm these plants when 
in flower, whether as single plants or in beds, in masses or groups. The 
richness and wealth of coloring is so stunning the eye can hardly take them 
all in. We list the very best sorts all selected with special care. 
Chrysantha. Long spurred, pale yellow, clear tint. Ht. 3 feet. 

Vi oz., $1.25. . $0.10 

Californica Hybrida. Orange red and yellow, long spurred hy- 
brids; extremely showy Vi oz., $1.00 .10 

Rose Queen. Long spurred flowers of the loveliest rose shade with 

white centre and long golden anthers Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

Caerulea (Rocky Mountain Blue). Clear blue with snowy white 

Corolla. A magnificent sort Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Alba. White 10 

Skinneri. Green and gold, long spurs .... Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

One of each of the six colors, 6 packets 85 cts. 

Mixed shades. Single flowered Vi oz., 40 cts... .10 

Double flowering Aquilegias, mixed Vi oz., $1.00.. .10 


Arabis Alpina 



AUBRIETIA 

FALSE WALL CRESS 

These absolutely first class dwarf perennials will do well anywhere. 
They are veritable streams of color in their season, mantling the ground 
and draping rocks with vivid fire of purple, lilac, and lavender, rose and 


re r pat. 

Graeca. Lavender to purple $0.10 

Leichtlini. Rosy carmine to blush .10 

Moerheimi. Glowing rose 10 

All shades mixed .10 


(Hardy Border 
Plant) 

Few people seem to realize what a beautiful flower this is. It seems as 
yet almost a stranger here. The seed germinates best sown in spring in 
boxes and kept well shaded from the sun. 

Mixed in most beautiful shades of fawn, amber, bronze yellow, beauti- 
ful assortment Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

BAPTISIA AUSTRALIS (False Indigo). Very sturdy, strong grow- 
ing plant producing in June and July spikes of pea-shaped bright 
blue flowers. The spikes are 6 inches long, the plant 2 \ feet high. 

Vi oz., 25 cts... .05 

CAMPANULAS BELLFLOWER 


AURICULA 


Carpatica. Blooms all summer. The flowers are clear China blue, 
large, cupshaped, beautiful for permanent beds or massing on 
rocks; fine border plant. Ht. 1 foot Vi oz., 20 cts.. . 


Carpatica alba. White form 


Vi oz., 20 cts. . . 


Glomerata. Clustered Bellflower. Deep violet blue flowers in 
dense clusters. July and August. Ht. 18 inches 


Persicifolia (Peachleaved). The Peachleaved Bellflowers are as 
hard as nails, never fail to do well everywhere, sending up year 
after year bigger and better sheaves of bloom. Last a long time 
when cut. One of the most satisfactory sorts. Spikes of large 
flowers. Excellent for cutting. Ht. 2 feet. 


Blue Trial pkt., 10 cts... 

White Trial pkt., 10 cts... 

Moerheimi a very beautiful form of large, wide open, semi- 
double flowers borne on long erect stems.. .Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . 


.10 

.10 

.15 


.25 

.05 

.25 


ARABIS ALPINA (Rock Cress). A charming plant for bedding and 
rockwork. Bears masses of white bloom in early spring. Ht. 

10 inches. Plant with golden Alyssum Saxatile and blue Au- 
bretia Oz., $1.00.. .10 

ASTER MICHAELMAS DAISIES 

These grand Perennials are very easily raised from seed, and if sown 
very early in spring bloom as a rule the first season. Colors vary in the 
most beautiful tints. 

White Queen. Free flowering, pure white 

Novae Anglica. New rose and pink Hybrids 

Novae Belgii ranging from lavender to blue and purple. 

Separate colors Vi oz., 75 cts... .10 

All shades mixed Vi oz., 50 cts... .10 

ARMERIA MARITIMA (Thrift or Seapink). Thrives anywhere. 

Fine for cutting. Pretty edging plant with deep rose colored flow- 
ers. Ht. 1 foot 10 


Pyramidalis (Chimney Bellflowers). Noble plants 4 to 5 feet high 
covered with large handsome salvershaped flowers. 

Blue flowered Vi oz., 25 cts. ..$0.10 

White flowered Vi oz., 25 cts... .10 

Mixed Vi oz., 20 cts... .10 

Rotundifolia (Blue English Harebell). A lovely plant. Azure 

to violet blue flowers, borne on slender stems. Ht. 1 foot. 

Vi oz., 35 cts... .10 

Medium (Canterbury Bells). Gracefully erect, leafy stems, bear 
huge panicles of flowers, which continue to open for a long period of 


time. Ht. 2Vi feet ,10 

Single: Azure, Mauve, Rose, White Oz., 40 cts.. . .10 

Double: Lavender, Violet, Rose, White Oz., 40 cts... .10 

Single, mixed colors Oz., 30 cts... .10 

Double, mixed colors Oz., 30 cts... .10 


Calycanthema (Cup and Saucer) (Canterbury Bells). Calyx very 
large, same color as flowers. Superb and showy. Gorgeous 
decorative plants in beds or as single specimens in pots. Ht 
2*/2 feet to 3 feet. 

Separate or mixed Lavender, Purple, Rose 


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CARNATIONS (MARGUERITE) 


Most fascinating for amateurs to raise these divine flowers from seed. 
Frequently the most beautiful Novelties are found amongst seedlings. 
Seeds sown in January to March in the house bloom by first of July. In 
winter the plants must be protected with coarse straw or evergreen branches 
the same as roses. If wanted for winter bloom, pot the plants in late 
fall and bring in the house. The seed we offer will be found to bring 
75 to 80 per cent, of doubles. 

Giant Imperial Marguerite Improved. Immense double flowers pkt. 
of greatest range and brilliancy of colors. The best carnation in 
existence and easiest to raise. Ht. 18 inches. Trial pkt., 10 cts. ..$0.25 
Chabaud's Early Flowering. Will bloom six months from seed. 

Ht. 18 inches, beautiful delicate tints Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Grenadin. Very showy, very double flowers. Color a bright 

scarlet red. Ht., 15 inches Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Perpetual or Tree Carnation. Long wiry stems crowded with 
very large, double flowers of glowing colors. . .Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . .25 

Riviera Marguerites or Giants of Nice. A grand new strain 
originated in the south of France near Nice. Flowers of enormous 
size, and glorious colors. Bloom in seven months from seed. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Yellow and yellow ground sorts Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

All sorts of Carnations mixed Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 


HARDY PERENNIAL DAISIES 

Most grateful and comforting flowers. When the Mignonette fails 
and parsley even refuses to grow, one can always turn with pleasant antici- 
pation to these hardy flower friends. They are so easy to grow. Just 
drop the seeds in any tolerably good soil, accessible to some sunshine and 
moisture, then wait and see what they will do. Do not coddle them and 
they will surely surprise you. 


SHASTA DAISY 

Does this need any description? Surely you all know its beauty of 
immense white petals, like rays around a dark or deep yellow disk. 

The large bushes of this magnificent garden plant are beautiful and 
useful wherever planted Vi oz., $1.25; Vs oz., 75 cts... .18 


HALF DOUBLE SHASTA DAISIES 

This new race has been finally established coming true from seed. pkt. 
The flowers are all very large, with a very small yellow disk, very long 
snowy white florets. Many are double, others half double with 4 to 
6 rows of ray florets or petals. The stems are very long, wiry, not 
hollow. For richness of bloom and lasting qualities, no flower sur- 
passes this. It is very hardy and forms large bushes like its pro- 
totype and parent, the single Shasta Daisy. Seed can be sown in open 
ground in April or May, or indoors, when seedlings can be transplanted 
when frosts are over Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . . 25 

DAISIES B ELLIS PERENNIS 

If you have no daisies flowering in your garden you miss one of the 
greatest delights of spring. If you have never raised double daisies from 
seed you have never experienced the gardener’s delights and disappoint- 
ments. Every seed may not prove a swan, but oh, what a joy when some 
of them blossom forth into true giants of brilliant tints and beauty. 

Giant Snowball Vs oz., $1.00.. $0.10 

Giant Rose Vs oz., $1.00.. .10 

Giant Rubrum. Red Vs oz., $1.00.. .10 

Mixed Giant Daisies Vs oz., $11*00.. .19 

CALLIOPSIS OR COREOPSIS 


Grandiflora Lanceolata. One of the finest and hardiest. Really 
indispensable where bright flowers are required. Golden yellow 
laciniated flowers. For cutting it is unrivalled. 

Mixed perennial Coreopsis *4 oz., 25 cts... .05 


HARDY CANDYTUFT 


1RFRK 

SEMPERVIRENS 


Excellent border and rock plant, thriving in sunshine and shade 
equally well. The flowers are produced in such abundance that 
when in bloom the whole plant resembles a drift of snow. Needs 

very little or no care. Pure white flowers 

Gibraltarica, beautiful delicate mauve Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . 


DAHLIAS 


.10 

.25 


Can be treated as an annual. Sow seeds early in the house to obtain 
bloom in fall. Few flowers have such a grand decorative effect as the 

dahlia. 

Single. Extra choice Giant flowering mixed Vi oz., 20 cts. ..$0.10 

Double. Representing the very best sorts.. .Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 
Cactus Dahlias. Very choicest kinds Trial pkt., 10 cts.., .25 



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Dahlia Coronata 


MAMMOTH DAHLIA— NOVELTY 

No Dahlia enthusiast can miss this grand flower in his col- 
lection. It leans most toward the type of the gorgeous 
new Paeonia Dahlias, as picture shows, although there 
will be found flowers with twisted and curled petals 
showing the strain of the Cactus variety. The dimen- 
sions of the flowers which are borne on very long stiff 
stems, are from 7 to 8 inches across, and range in colors 
through a bewildering variety from pure white through 
all lilac and mauve tints. From delicate blush through 
rose, crimson to deep red and maroon. Yellow, prim- 
rose, orange, bronze, all are found. A group of these 
Dahlias are a glory to any garden. Bloom first year, but 
attain full glorious perfection and masses of bloom the 
second year. Do not fail to give this a trial if interested 
in Dahlias. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

Dahlia Coronata. This magnificent Dahlia bears on 
long graceful stems which stand well out from main 
stem, large, single flowers of a brilliant flaming scarlet 
color, which exhale a delicious honey sweet fragrance. 
It is the only sweet scented Dahlia so far found. The 
petals are slightly incurved. The plants attain a height 
of 4 to 5 feet. The blossoms close up at night, having 
the appearance of a crown. It is of gorgeous effect in 
the garden and for cut flowers unsurpassed, lasting for 
days in water. The seed germinates freely, flowering 
from 3 to 4 months after sowing. Pkt., 10 cts. 

DELPHINIUMS 

PERENNIAL LARKSPURS 

Blue Butterfly. Can be treated as an annual although 
the roots are perennial. Deep gentian blue. Ht. 18 
inches. Pkt., 10 cts. 

Bella Donna. A magnificent plant of branching habit, 
producing masses of the most exquisite turquoise blue 
flowers. Ht. 4 feet. Vs oz., $1.00; Trial pkt., 10 
cts., pkt., 25 cts. 

Formosum, Single rich deep blue satiny flowers with 


Delphinium — Bella-Donna 


a pure wmte eye- 
Very showy and 
effective. Ht. 2 ft. 

Oz., $1.00; pkt.. 
10 cts. 

Cardinale. Tall 

branching plant 
with masses of ver- 
milion red, very 
showy flowers. 
Brilliant and effec- 
tive. Ht. 3 feet. 
Pkt., 10 cts. 

Nudicaule. Same as 
preceding, but the 
flowers are of 
orange scarlet tint. 
Pkt., 10 cts. 

Zalil. A plant of 
most graceful form, 
and habit. The 
flowers are pale sul- 
phur, a most rare 
and lovely shade. 
Ht. 3 to 3i- feet. 
Loves shady posi- 
tion. Trial pkt., 10 
cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

DIANTHUS (Per- 
ennial Rock Pink). 

Cheddar Pink. A 
lovely dwarf plant, 
Ht. 4 inches, ele- 
gant for edging or 
rockwork. Bright 
rose flowers. Pkt., 
10 cts. 

Deltoides rosea. 
Another lovely 
pale rose flowering 
sort. Pkt., 10 cts. 

DICTAMNUS (Gas- 
plant or burning 
Bush Fraxinella). 
A favorite in old- 
fashioned gardens. 
Fragrant spikes of 
rosy flowers. 
Beautiful in border. 
Ht. 2 feet. Oz., 
40cts. pkt.,10cts. 

Albus. White flow- 
ered. 'A oz., 50 cts., 
pkt., 10 cts. 



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DIGITALIS 

FOXGLOVE 

A more lovely plant or one easier to grow would be difficult to find. Seeds spring up 
readily wherever sown, in fact it is selfseeding and soon forms dense tufts of blooming plants. 

It is especially effective in borders, for naturalizing in wild gardens, woodlands, which 

is its natural habitat, 
amongst shrubbery the 
tall flower spikes lend 
great beauty. Loves 
moisture and partial 
shade. Ht. 2 to 3 feet. 

Per pkt. 

Gloxinoides. Large 
flowers, beautifully 
spotted. 

Oz., 60 cts. . .$0.05 

Purpurea. Bright rose to lilac rose and purple Uz., 75 cts. . . 

Purpurea alba. Large white flower Oz., 60 cts.. . .05 

Ambigua. Monstrous flowers of primrose to soft yellow. A beautiful 

color Vi oz., 25 cts... .10 

All shades mixed Oz., 50 cts... .05 

EDELWEISS, SIBERIAN 

Have you ever visited the Swiss Alps and seen a mass of these exquisitely 
chaste flowers blooming in their home? The recollection of their beauty will 
linger forever. To those who have not had the good fortune to see this 
delicate flower on its native soil; it is easy to grow it in their own home garden, 
and the velvety pure snowy flower will bring a sweet memory or a new delight 
to grower. The poetic beauty of these blossoms cannot be extolled suffi- 
ciently. It is easily grown, perfectly hardy and will stand severe winters. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

GAILLARDIAS Sorts) 

r Bloom the first year if sown early. These perennial Gaillardias are amongst 
our finest garden and border plants. The flaming colors showing all the tints 
of sunset make them most effective and showy Vi oz., 35 cts.. . .10 


Erigeron Speciosus 


Per pkt. 


GENTIANA (Blue Gentian) 

Acaulis. A dwarf hardy perennial; deep blue flowers; suited to moist, 

shady situations V4 oz., 20 cts... . 1^ 


GEUM * 

Hardy border plants flowering- continuously from spring till late autumn. 
Splendid for cutting, last a long time. 

Mrs. Bradshaw. The flowers of this new sort are twice the size of the 
older sorts. Petals are wonderfully curly and frilled, wavy and very double. 

Color a rich dazzling scarlet. A most showy table and room decoration. 

Ht. 2 feet Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . .25 


Group of Digitalis — Foxgloves 


ERIGERON SPECIOSUS SUPERBUS HYBRIDUS 

Per pkt. 

These are amongst the most enchanting summer flowering plants. The golden disks 
are surrounded by ray petals of a most delicate lavender and mauve tint, like silken 
fringe. The bushes, 2 \ feet high, are smothered in these lovely blossoms. The habit 
of plant is compact, the flowers large and last for the longest time when cut. 

i/g oz., 40 cts... .10 


Siberian Edelweiss 


Heidreichi. Has all the good qualities of Mrs. Bradshaw, the color, however, 
is a rich orange red. Ht., 1 foot Trial pkt., 10 cts.. 


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Gerbera Jamesoni— Transvaal Daisy 


GERBERA 

JAMESONI 

HYBRIDS 

TRANSVAAL 

DAISY 

A gorgeous 
hardy Peren- 
nial. Flowering 
both summer 
and winter. The 
flower stems rise 
from the very 
crown of the 
plant to the sur- 
face to a height 
of 2 feet and are 
most graceful, 
bearing large 
daisy-like blos- 
soms 3 to 4 in- 
ches in dia- 
meter, with a 
velvety texture 
making them 
particularly 
beautiful. The 
range of color is 
of the widest, 
from pure white 
through all 
shades of sul- 
p h u r yellow, 
orange, to dazzl- 
ing scarlet, rose, 
and blood red. 
Magnificent in 
open ground for 
summer and un- 
rivalled as a pot 
plant in winter 
Trial pkt., 10 
cts. ; pkt., 25 

|CtS. 



Gypsophylla Paniculata 






GYPSOPHYLLA PANICULATA 

Per pkt. 

One of the loveliest plants. It is smothered during summer in 
a mass of pearly white flowers on slender stems, invaluable for cutting 
and for bouquets. Combined with other flowers the effect is superb. 

Try deep blue Delphiniums in a vase with Gypsophylla and you will 
agree with us Y 4 oz., 15 cts... .10 


HELENIUM AUTUMNALIS (Sneeze wort). Very showy. Most 
useful in border. The broad heads of golden daisy-like flowers 
crown the stately plants in greatest profusion. Ht. 4 to 5 feet. 

Yq oz., 65 cts.; Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .20 

HELENIUM BIGELOWI. Flowers in June. Golden yellow 
daisy-like flower with black disk. Each flower is produced on a 
single stem. Ht. 2-J to 3 feet Trial pkt., 10 cts... .20 



Red Sunflower 


HELI ANTHUS— NEW PERENNIAL RED 
SUNFLOWER 

Per pkt. 

In this we have at last secured the true red perennial Sunflower. 

This is not the purplish red resembling the purple cone flower, but a 
brilliant rosy red, and perennial at that. The flowers are large, 
measuring 5 to 8 inches across, borne on stiff stems. The plants 
attain a height of 6 x 8 ft., and are very hardy, blooming more 
abundantly the second year than the first. Sow the seed early, in 

open ground Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Mixed Perennial Sunflowers 10 

HELIOTROPUM. Highly prized for its delicious fragrance. 

Many people are unaware that this delightful flower if sown in 
spring will bloom the same summer, and if potted at the approach 
of cold weather will blossom in the house through the winter in 
a sunny warm place. Heliotropes are charming if treated as 
annuals and planted in beds with Gypsophylla or Giant Candy- 
tuft. Ht. H to 2 feet. 

Giant Mauve 10 

Giant Dark Purple 10 

Giant Pure White 10 

New Climbing Heliotrope. Ht. 6 x 8 ft. Flowers are a beautiful 
mauve tint Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

HEUCHERA (Alum root). Very artistic and graceful plant. The 
foliage grows in cloudlike masses in form of a rosette near the ground 
being of a deep green color prettily laciniated. The wiry, slender stems 
are thrown up in great profusion all during the summer, each stem 
bearing numerous bell-like flowers of the brightest coral tint. Heucheras 
are ideal plants growing in the border, in rockeries or used as edgings. 
They lend themselves especially for unique decorations. Ht. 12 to 
18 inches. 

Sanguinea (The type. Coral bells). Many coral red blossoms. 

Ht. 15 to 18 inches Trial pkt., 10 cts.. $0.15 

Briziodes. A charming Hybrid. Rose pink shading to red 15 


HESPERIS MATRONALIS (Sweet Rocket). Stout bushy plants, 

3 to 4 feet high bearing in June and July showy spikes of violet 
to purple flowers. Very fragrant. .Vi oz., 15 cts.; oz., 40 cts... .05 

HONESTY (Lunara). Rich purple flowers followed by round, flat 
moon-like silvery seed vessels highly prized for decorations and 
winter bouquets. Ht. 2 feet Oz., 25 cts... .05 


Convallaria. This new race differs from al> other varieties of the 
Alum root tribe. The H. Convallaria develop freely branched 
flower stands of about 15 inches in length and 10 to 12 inches in 
width on strong stalks of some 18 inches in height. The individual 
flowers attain the size of Lily of the Valley bells. Most suitable for 
cutting and far more valuable than any other variety. White 
and rose mixed Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 


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Single Hollyhock 

HOLLYHOCKS 


NEW MARSHMALLOW 


A wonderfully improved form of our greatly admired native Marshmallow 
or Rosemallow, in which flowers of enormous size, frequently ten to twelve 
inches in diameter, have been developed. The colorings have also been greatly 
intensified, comprising rich dark red, soft mallow-pink and pure white; the 
plants grow from five to eight feet high and are very floriferous, blooming from 
early in July until late in autumn; can be recommended for plantings of all 
kinds, and are perfectly hardy. Sown early will flower first year. 

Pkt., 25 cts.; Trial pkt., 10 cts. 



Hunnemania Fumaraefolia 


For stately beauty and gorgeous effects few equal this old favorite 
Garden plant. Unrivalled as a background in borders, along walks, and 
roadways, or in groups of glowing colors. Planted near gateways the 
effect is particularly artistic. Hollyhocks are very gross feeders and love 
rich soil and a sunny situation, where they unfold their satiny petals to 
perfection. They are subject to rust but this can be fought off by spraying 
the plants when young with bordeaux mixture. After bloom is over cut 
the stalks and cover lightly during winter, with litter. The double 
Hollyhocks as in Stocks or Gillieflowers do not always come true to seed, 
and amongst them, single flowering will be found. 

DOUBLE HOLLYHOCKS 

Pure White Rose Pink Rich Maroon 

Clear Yellow Glowing Crimson Salmon Per pkt, 

Vi oz., $1.00; Vi oz., 60 cts... .10 

SINGLE HOLLYHOCKS 

Many folk love the single sorts of Hollyhocks, which show the same 
beautiful colors as the double and are exceedingly ornamental. Ht. of 


both single and double, 6 to 8 feet. 

Single Pure White Clear Yellow Blush Rose 

Deep Rose Bright Red Maroon 

Vi oz., 50 cts.; Vi oz., 35 cts.. , .10) 

Mixed double Hollyhock .... Vi oz., 85 cts.; Vi oz., 45 cts... .10 

Mixed single Hollyhock . . . . Vi oz., 40 cts.; Vi oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Allegheny Hollyhock. Semidouble fringed 

Oz., $1.50; Vi oz., 40 cts... .10 


All shades and tints are represented in the Allegheny Hollyhocks which 
have beautiful satiny crinkled petals. 

HUNNEMANIA FUMARAEFOLIA (Giant Yellow Tulip Poppy). 

A striking and most beautiful border plant. The foliage is grayish 
green, finely cut like Eschscholtzia. Bears on stout stems large, 
showy golden flowers in great profusion, appearing end of August 
continuing right up to frosts. Sow in open ground in May. The 

flowers cut when half open last several days in water 10 

IBERIS (Perennial Candytuft).. Splendid for covering rockwork, for 
bordering, or for edging. Thrives anywhere in shade or sun. 

Large flat flowerheads of pure white cover the ground like sheets of 
driven snow. Foliage is evergreen. Wherever established it 


multiplies rapidly. Ht. 9 inches Vi oz., $1.00... .10 

Gibraltarica. Large fragrant heads of flowers the colors running 
from pale lilac to blush rose. Ht. 1 foot Vi oz., $1.00. . .10 


LANTANA (Half hardy Perennial). Of shrubby growth the plants 
bear verbena-like heads showing the richest shades of white, blush 
rose, yellow, and orange. Of especially beautiful effect in bed- 
ding and ideal for pot culture. Ht. 2 to 3 feet. .Vi oz., 25 cts., . .18 

Dwarf Lantanas. More beautiful than any Verbena growing. The 
richest sunset tints are shown in the flowers. Ht. 1 foot. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... 


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Lathyrus White Pearl 


LUPINS 

There are no more strikingly 
beautiful border plants than the 
Perennial Lupins whose pro- 
fusion of bloom during May 
and June is simply marvelous. 
Grand shrubby perennials they 
form large bushes 3 to 4 feet 
high, the foliage is five-finger 
like, bright green the stout 
spikes rise from the ground, be- 
ing closely sheathed in a wealth 
of bloom of honey-sweet frag- 
rance. 

TREE LUPINS 

Per pkt. 

Snow Queen. Pure white 

Vi 02., 40 cts. . .$0.90 
Golden Queen. Bright 
yellow. 1/2 oz., 30 cts. . . 
Polyphyllus. Stately 
spikes bearing blue, rose 
or white flowers. Separ- 
ate colors. Oz.,30cts. . 

All colors mixed. 

Oz., ‘25 cts. . . 
Moerheimi. Handsome 
variety producing tall 
spikes of pink and white 
variegated flowers. 

Most exquisitely beauti- 
ful for table decorations. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . 

All 


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LATHYRUS LATIFOLIUS 

(Perennial Peas) 

Resemble in every respect the sweet peas — the large flowers growing 
in rich clusters on single stems. They flower in greatest profusion through- 
out the summer. Are very decorative but are not fragrant. p er pk t . 
White Pearl. White, large clusters . .Oz., 65 cts.; Vi oz., 20 cts.. $0.10 
Pink Beauty. Bright rose, clusters_of flowers like rosy butterflies 
perched on slender stems . 

Splendens. Rosy carmine . . 


.25 
sorts 
Perennial 
Lupins 
mixed. Oz., 
30 cts.; 
pkt., 10 
cts. 


Oz., 

65 

cts.; 

v„ 

OZ., 

20 

cts. . . 

.10 

Oz., 

65 

cts. ; 

% 

OZ., 

20 

cts. . . 

10 

Oz., 

50 

cts. ; 

: >/4 

oz., 

15 

cts. . . 

.10 


LYCHNIS 


Chalcedonia (Jerusalem cross) . Showy and effective Border Perennial. 
Flat heads of brilliant geranium red flowers. Ht. 234 to 3 feet. 
Sow in open ground in spring. Fine for cutting. 1/2 oz., 25 cts. . . 

Haageana. From the tuft of bright green leaves rises a single stem 
bearing one large orange red flower formed like a Maltese cross. 
Fine for flower border and rock work Vi oz., 25 cts.. . 

LOBELIAS 

Cardinalis. Ht. 2 to 3 feet. Bronze green foliage from which rise 
rise the single stout stems bearing flowers of intense fiery scarlet 
on both sides. Blooms August to October. The plants thrive 
best in a rather moist soil and a sunny place. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; Vs oz., $1.25.. 

Lobelia Tupa (Devil’s Tobacco). A magnificent novelty. Re- 
sembles a gigantic Lobelia Cardinalis. 6 to 8 feet high. Bears 
in abundance, curiously peaked flowers, fiery scarlet, 2J4 inches 
long. Foliage is a beautiful bright green. .Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . 


.10 


.20 


MALVA 


(MALLOW) 


Belong to the Hollyhock family. A very showy perennial, blooming 
continually from June to October. Loves moisture and a sunny situation. 
Fine for cutting. Ht. 2 feet. 

Moschata rosea (Musk Mallow). Produces in great abundance 

large deep rose flowers • % oz., '30 cts.. . .10 

Alba. A pure white form Vs oz., 30 cts.. . .10 

MIMULUS 

(Monkey flower) 

Very interesting showy flowers ranging in all colors from primrose to 
yellow orange and flame color to golden brown. Spotted and mottled 
and blotched some with hieroglyphic designs on the petals. The flowers 
resemble in shape the Snapdragons. Thrive best in warm and moist 
places near watercourses where they soon establish themselves and form 
patches of brilliant coloring. Ht. 1 foot. 

Cardinalis Grandiflorus. Large scarlet flowers. Ht. 1 foot 10 

Tigrinus Grandiflorus. Flowers large, and of various shades of 
yellow, elegantly spotted and marked with crimson and maroon. 

Ht. 1 foot 10 

Mixed Mimulus 10 


Lupinus Polyphyllus 


OENOTHERA 

(Evening Primrose) 

There are flowers for all times of the day, these are for the evening. 
They open wide their beautiful poppy-like blossoms of golden shades 
and exhale their sweet fragrance at a time when it is most appreciated. 
It is a most refreshing scent, and the flowers shine like little moons in the 

L Wiligh -- n , , Per pkt. 

rraseri. Bushy plants covered with golden yellow flowers with 

reddish stems. Ht. 1J4 feet Vi oz., 30 cts.. .$0.10 

Lamarkiana. Giant Evening Primrose. Tall erect spikes of 
immense bright yellow blooms. Unexcelled for naturalizing. 

Ht. 3 feet % ■ ■ -Vt oz., 20 cts... .05 

Miss Perkins. Throughout summer on long trailing stems, amidst 
soft silky foliage shine masses of rich yellow blossoms. The 
foliage turns a brilliant red in fall. Loves warm sunny spots. 

Very useful for banks, rockeries or borders Vi oz., 30 cts.. . .10 

Acaulis (Taraxifolia). Trailing habit. Large creamy white flow- 
ers, blooming profusely throughout summer. Charming for 

banks,' borders, rockwork Vi oz., 35 cts... .10 

Mixed CEnothera Vi oz., 30 cts... .10 


HARDY POLYANTHUS PRIMULA 
ELATIOR 

With the Crocuses and the Daffodils bloom these sweet spring flow- 
ers. They should be cultivated by all and every flower lover for their 
great charm and beauty. The seed we offer has been saved with 
special care by an expert. It embraces all shades and tints, white, 
rose, sulphur yellow, ruby red, gold laced, blue, crimson. These 
primulas delight in half shady nooks, naturalize superbly in the wild 
garden along woodland paths, amongst rocks, etc. Planted along 
the border they charm with their glorious colors. Protect in winter 

with litter, leaves, etc Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Primula veris (Common English Primrose). Large heads of 

bright yellow, sweet scented Vs oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Cowslip. Large flowered, mixed colors Vs oz., 15 cts.. . .10 


Do not fail to give our 1918 Flower Novel- 
ties a trial. They are sure to please you. 


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MYOSOTIS 


Myosotis Alpestris Stricta Grandiflora 


Do you know of any sweeter 
flower than our Forget-me-not, 
one closer associated with 
dreams and fancies? Wherever 
seen it greets us as an old friend. 
So easily grown, so enchanting. 
Grown along wood-lands, along 
paths, in the border, in pots, it 
lends itself to any situation. 
Dissitiflora. A very hand- Pkt. 
some early sort bloom- 
ing so profusely and of 
such compact growth it 
has the appearance of a 
sheet of blue when 
grown in mass. Ht. 10 
inches. Vs oz., 35 cts. . .$0.10 
Palustris semperflorens. 

The true water Forget- 
me-not. Loves a partly 
shady and damp situ- 
ation. Flowers bright 
blue with yellow eye. 
Flowers all summer. Ht. 

9 inches. % oz., 35 cts. . 
Alpestris Victoria. Large 
skyblue flowers growing 
in long sprays. Ht. 9 
inches. Vi oz., 65 cts. . . 
Alpestris stricta grandi- 
flora (Pillar shaped 
Forget-me-not) (See 
picture). This charm- 
ing sort flowers 
in three colors. 

Azure blue, pure 
white, and bright 
rose. Separate 
colors, each .... 
packets, one 
color . . . 
Triumph. Avery 
early flowering 
sort blooming 
eightweeks aftf r 
sowing. Very 
robust growth 
each stem bear- 
ing a rich cluster 
of bright sky blue 
flowers. Trial 
pkt., 10 cts. . .25 


.10 


MYOSOTIS RUTH FISHER 

The best novelty to date. Forms compact bushes 12 inches in 
diameter, smothered with sprays of heavenly blue flowers. Each 
individual spray is composed of from 8 to 10 gigantic blossoms. For 
edging, for bedding, for pot plants, this is certainly the most beauti- 
ful variety known. It is absolutely hardy and with little protection 
survives severe winters. If taken up late in fall and brought in the 
house this sort will make cljarmmg pot plants for the winter garden. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

All sorts of Myosotis mixed Vs oz., 25 cts.. . .10 


PHLOX DECUSSATA 

(Hardy perennial Phlox) 

These beautiful plants embrace an incredible range of colors and tints. 
From pure white to rose, lilac, purple, all shades of scarlet, red, maroon 
through yellow, cream, salmon, to coral red, their large flower heads 
decorate a garden as nothing else will. Given a fairly good soil they 
thrive anywhere. Give an abundance of water especially during the 
flowering period. The old plants should be divided every third season 
as they otherwise get worn out. Ht. 3 to 3) feet. 

Thg seed is not quick to germinate. Takes from 2 to 3 months. The 
seed does not always come true to exact shade. We recommend the 
purchase of plants where certain shades are wanted. 

Mixed Phlox Decussata Vi oz., 60 cts.. . .10 

PHYSOSTEGIA VIRGINIANA (False Dragon head). Very 
beautiful border plant. Produces from July to September many 
long straight spikes completely smothered in delicate tubular 
rose blossoms. Valuable for cutting. Ht. 3 feet. .Vs oz., 40 cts. .10 

POPPY. Papaver. 

All perennial Poppies may be sown from April to June to bloom 
the following summer. 

Alpine Poppy. Papaver Alpinum. Charming dwarf Poppies with 
delicate flowers including yellow, white, scarlet and pink. 1 ft. 

White, Pink, Orange-yellow, Mixed. 

Each of the above colors and mixed, Pkt., 15 cts. 



Double Perennial Princess Pinks 

Per pkt. 

These fragrant pinks are the old-fashioned gardener’s delight. Semi- 
double and double in all colors, white, rose, crimson, carmine, many 
having a crimson centre; broad petals. Deliciously fragrant. Ht. 

12 to 15 inches. Mixed Vs oz., 35 cts. ..$0.05 

Cyclops. Large single flower in rose and crimson shades, with 
darker centre. Unexcelled for cutting, lasting a very long time. 

Ht. 15 inches Vs oz., 35 cts. . . .05 

Mrs. Simkins. This seed is difficult to obtain. The flowers are 
very large, double, pure white, a truly royal flower. Of spicy clove 
scented fragrance. Ht. 12 to 15 inches. Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 


PENTSTEMON 


A great favorite for the perennial border. The large Gloxinia-like 
flowers in their brilliant shades attract much admiration. 

Digitalis. Large white flowers with violet spotted throat. Ht. 


2 to feet 10 

Spectabilis. Blue and red shades very showy. Ht. 2 feet 10 

Finest mixed sorts 10 

(See Novelty Page 00) 


PERENNIAL POPPIES 


Poppy Orientale. Flashing their magnificent giant blooms above 
the elegant grayish green foliage they may be well called kings of the 
garden. They rival in gorgeous beauty the Royal Darwin Tulips 
and are one of the showiest, most effective flowers grown. The stout 
stems rise to a height of 3 and 4 feet. Carpet the ground with Iberis 
sempervirens (Perennial Candytuft) and the sight is worthy of a painter’s 
brush when the flowers bloom. For decorations Poppy Orientale is 
matchless. Note that the flowers last longer and retain their marvel- 
ous satiny appearance much longer if cut early _ in the day before the 
chalixes open. This applies to all sorts of Poppies. 

Poppy Orientale The Type (Queen of the Orient. Im- 
mense flowers of orange scarlet 10 

Beauty of Livermore. Crimson with black blotch, enormous 


flowers 


.10 


Queen Alexandra. Bright rosy salmon with conspicuous 

crimson blotch. Very distanct 10 

Salmon Queen. A golden salmon yellow. Magnificent 10 

Rembrandt. A gorgeous flower. Immense orange scarlet 

blossoms 10 


Novelty. Mixture of Rose, Lilac, and Mauve shades. The 
beauty of these flowers is indescrible. .Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 


Excelsior. A very fine mixture ranging in tints from delicate 

salmon to deep crimson 10 






CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS AND PLANTS 


RUDBECK1A 

Per pkt. 

Produces in fall rich orange yellow flowers with chocolate maroon 
disk A fine border plant. Good for cutting. Ht. 3 feet. 

Newmanni. Magnificent large yellow flowers with dark centre. 

Blooms July to October $0.10 

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Cone flower). Large reddish crim- 
son flowers. Ht. 3 feet Trial pkt., 5 cts... .15 

SALVIA PATENS (Perennial). Large beautiful gentian blue 
flowers on tall spikes. Blossoms the same season from seed sown 
early in spring in the house. Or in the open in May. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

SAXIFRAGA. The gardener’s delight for use in rockwork, for 
edging, and for borders. The fleshy stout stems rise from a mass 
of broad round glossy green foliage which is in itself ornamental, 
and bear fascinating bell-like flowers in varied tints of white, rose 
crimson, purple. Ht. 9 to 12 inches Trial pkt., 10 cts... ,25 

SCABIQSA 

flower 


.10 

.20 

.10 

.10 

.15 


Poppy Orientale 


STOKESIA CYANEA 

(Cornflower Aster). Bears from July to October, masses of large, 
light blue flowers, resembling beautiful semi-double Asters. Ht. 

2 feet Vs oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Alba. In every respect like the blue flowered sort. The flowers 
are a pure white. Ht. 2 feet Ys oz., 35 cts. .10 


PERENNIAL SORTS 

Caucasia. A beautiful sort. Flowers a lovely delicate lavender. 
Ht. 2 feet Ys oz., 25 cts.. . 

Caucasia alba. Same form as the lavender, but flowers a pure 
white. Trial pkt., 10 cts... 

NEW HARDY SCABIQSA CAUCASIA 

Diamond. A wonderful coloring of shiny blue black; strong and 
rapid growth, and immense productiveness. . . Large pkt., 25 cts.. . 

Perfecta and Fimbriata, mixed. Magnificent large blue flowers 
with wavy fringed petals borne in masses on strong, tall stems. 
Bloom from July up to heavy frosts. Unsurpassed for cutting. 
Large pkt., 25 cts 

SEDUM (Stone Crop). A gem wherever carpeting effects are de- 
sired, quickly covering rocks and stones with a mosslike effect; con- 
tent with the shallowest soil. When in bloom it resembles sheets 
of delicate colors. Ht. 4 inches. All colors mixed. Trial pkt., 5 cts. . . 


Note. Do not transplant Oriental Poppies except in late fall 
when they are entirely dormant, having a long taproot; removal 
while in full growth often causes the plant to die. 


ICELAND POPPIES 

(Papaver Nudicaule) 

Per pkt. 

For cutting for table decorations these flowers are unexcelled. 

The colors appear fairy-like under artificial light, coming out in all 
their richness and purity. The slender leafless stems rise from a tuft 
of delicate green laciniated foliage bearihg aloft cup-shaped flowers 
in shades of white, rose, salmon, coral pink, and citron yellow. Plant 
for best effect amongst border shrubbery, in large masses, and in 
rockeries. Iceland Poppies love sunshine. Ht. 12 to 15 inches. 

All shades mixed Ya oz -» 40 cts.. $0.10 

ALPINE POPPIES 

Delicious Miniature or Fairy Poppies. Petals which seemingly 
a mere breath would destroy so fragile, so delicate are they. Their 
looks belie them as the dainty flowers keep their own, lasting for 
days. The foliage is fernlike, silvery. For border or rockwork 
the flowers are unique. Ht. 9 inches. 10 

POTENTILLA. Flowers profusely all through summer. Double 
flowers are borne in bunches. Ht. 18 inches. Shades range 
from rose to red and scarlet. 

Mixed Finest Hybrids 10 


PYRETHRUM 


Very decorative border or bedding plant. The single leafless 
stems rise from a tuft of finely cut foliage 20 to 24 inches high. Mix- 
ture of White, Blush Rose, Crimson. Ht. 2 feet... Vg oz., 35 cts... .10 

Comet Flowered. These varieties are remarkable and varied in 
form of petals. Some are rolled into quills, others are twisted like 
Cactus Dahlias, some entangled like Comet Asters. The individual 
flowers are 2 to 3 inches across, the colors all delicate and brilliant. 

For cutting and keeping qualities, Comet-flowered Pyrethrums are 
unsurpassed Ya oz., 50 cts.. . .10 


Stokesia Cyanea 



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SWEET WILLIAM (Dianthus barbatus) 

A well-known, attractive, free flowering plant, producing splendid effect 
in beds and borders with its rich and varied flowers. 

Pkt. oz - 

Single. White, Red, Rose, Pink, Crimson and Mixed $0.10 $0.25 

Double. White, Rose, Maroon, Pink, Mixed 10 .25 

Newport Pink. A distinct new color originated in one of the 


far famed gardens at Newport, R. I. A rich salmon rose, 
brilliant and beautiful. The flowers are borne in massive 
heads on stems 18 ins, high. Unequalled for bedding. 

2 pkts., 25 cts.. . 

Scarlet Beauty. Rich deep scarlet variety 15 

Holborn Glory. Auricula-eyed, the most beautiful and 

admired of all Sweet Williams } 4 oz., 25 cts... .10 

Viola Cornuta (Tufted Pansies) Y, oz., $1.00.. .10 


SEA HOLLIES 


of 


Eryngium. Thistle-like heads 
borders, lawn or wild garden.. 

E. GIGANTEA (Ivory Thistle). 

white 

Maritima (True Sea Holly). Very handsome. Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . 


.15 


steel blue. Very effective in 

Trail pkt., 10 cts.. . 

Foliage and flowers glittering silver 


.10 

.25 


EVERLASTING or STRAW FLOWERS 

(Note. — Always cut the flowers which are to be dried before they are 
fully expanded, and hang heads down in an airy and cool place.) 

Pkt. 

Acroclinium (Fairy Immortelle). Fine for summer borders. 

Ht. i ft. Double white, rose or mixed Oz., 25 cts.. .$0.05 

Ammobium Alatum. Starry and lovely. Pure white. pi 

Oz., 25 Cts. .. .05 

Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) . Fine for beds or edging. Purple, M 

white, rose, mixed J4 oz., 3® cts.. . .05 

Helichrysum. One of the best Everlastings. 

Fireball. Salmon, orange, mixed oz., 20 cts. . . .10 

Rhodanthe Manglesii. Rose or white Y oz., 25 cts. . . .05 

All sorts mixed oz., 15 cts.. . .05 

VIOLA ODORATA 

Sweet Violet needs no description. It is the flower of love and romance. 

Pkt. 

The Czar. White or blue 14 oz., 30ets.. .$0.10 

STATICE SEA-LAVENDER 

Suworowi. Tall spikes covered with exquisite rosy flowers. 

• J4 oz., 25 cts. . . .10 

Latltolia. Lavender to deep violet. Hardy Ye, oz., 25 cts. , . .10 


FLOWER SEED MIXTURES for CUT FLOWERS, WILD NOOKS, Etc. 


ANNUALS. This superb mixture includes early medium and late 
sorts thus assuring a continuity of bloom from June till frost. Can Pkt. 
be easily grown by any one with little care and in any good common 
soil. One yearly buyer calls this his “Crazy Quilt.” 

Oz., 30 cts.. .$0.10 

PERENNIALS. This is a very choice mixture which we mix our- 
selves combining all varieties and colors. Ideal for gardens where 
the novelty of seeing something new springing up is desired. 

Oz., 50 cts.; J4 lb., $1.50. . .10 

THE GOURD FAMILY 

One of the favorite ornamental climbers. Many fantastic fruits are 
found amongst the gourds. They are all annuals, grow very rapidly and 
are most interesting. Pkt. 

Dipper or Calabash also called Chinese Bottle Gourd 

Oz., 40 cts.. $0.05 

Dishcloth. Chinese Loofa or Sponge Gourd Oz., 50 cts... .05 

Gooseberry. Small green fruit resembling gooseberries 

oz., 20 cts.. . .05 

Hercules Club. The boy in the picture holds it in his hand 

Oz., 39 cts. .. .05 

Nestegg Gourd. White, size of a hen's egg. Much used for hen’s 

nests Oz., 40 cts.. . .05 

Orange. Small fruit. Highly prized for its fragrant aroma which 

will perfume a whole room Oz., 40 cts. . . .05 

Pearshaped Gourd. Very prettily striped cream yellow and 

green Oz., 30 cts. .. .05 

Serpent Gourd. 3 to s feet long, slender and striped like a serpent 

Oz., 30 cts. . . .05 

Sugartrough. Old-fashioned Sap bucket Oz., 30 cts. .. .05 

Turk’s Cap. Turban shaped oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

Mixed Gourds all kinds Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

Collection of the io so rts listed, one of each packet,. .40 


CLIMBING PLANT SEEDS 

ADLUMIA CYRRHOSA (Mountain Fringe). The foliage re- 
sembles Maidenhair Fern. Flowers delicate pinkand white. 

Plant in cool rather moist place $ 

AMPELOPSIS Veitchii (Boston Ivy). Popular rapid growing 

hardy vine. Adheres firmly to stone or brick 

BALLOON VINE. Length 15 feet. Very rapid grower. White 

flowers. The seed pods are shaped like miniature balloons 

COBHJA Scandens (Cathedral bells). Climbs thirty feet in a 
season. Flowers are bell shaped. Plant the seed edgewise and 

cover lightly. Purple or white 

Clematis Coccinea. The scarlet Clematis. Flowers are of a rarely 
beautiful pitcher shape. Color a bright orange scarlet. Delicate 

per fume 

CYPRESS VINE (Ipomce Quamoclit). Dark green feathery foliage, 
innumerable tubular shaped bright scarlet flowers. Oz., 30 cts.. . 
CONVOLVULUS. Brilliant climbing plants which transform win- 
dow boxes, fences, etc., into mazes of color. Lovely anywhere, a 

few plants soon cover a large area Oz., 25 cts. . . 

CLEMATIS Paniculata. An invaluable climbing plant. Grows 
in one season 20 to 25 feet. Rapidly covers any trellis wall or 
other object with a dense mass of small glossy green leaves, from 
out of which during July till September shine the pure white flowers 

like so many stars oz., 25 cts.. . 

ECHINOCYSTUS Lobata (Wild Cucumber). One of the quickest 
growing vines. The grandest thing for waste places, banks, 'stone 
walls. Grows 20 to 25 feet in incredibly short time. The seed 
pods are highly ornamental. Soak the seed 24 hours in warm, not 
bot, water, before planting and plant it with the eye downward. 

Oz., 30 cts. . . 


Pkt. 

1.10 

.10 

.05 


.10 

.05 

.10 


.10 


.05 


SEASHORE SEEDS. A mixture selected for those occupying their 
country or seaside places during the Summer and desiring a satis- 
factory display of flowers in their Summer gardens. These flowers 
will thrive in salt air and sea fogs. Many sorts suitable for Pkt. 
cutting have been included. This mixture will fill the need of many. 

Yi oz., 25 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; Y, lb., 85 cts.. .$0.10 
WILD FLOWERS. For beautifying at a minimum cost nothing 
approaches Wild Flower seed for effect and cheapness. For wood- 
land walks, and wild gardens. All the sweet wild flowers included. 

Large pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.. . .05 

CLIMBING PLANT SEEDS— Continued 
KUDZU VINE (Pueraria Thunbergi). This is the most remarkable Pkt. 
rapid growing perennial vine in existence, and is unparalleled for 

ornament and shade $0.10 

LINARIA Cymbalina (Kenilworth Ivy). Excellent for hanging 
baskets, vases, pots, old stone walls. Throughout the summer the 
plant is covered with masses of dainty lilac and yellow flowers.! ” ' 

Ht. 4 inches 10 

PASSIFLORA Caerulea (Passion Vine). Very quick and profuse 
grower. Vines will run 10 to 30 feet, and be covered with bloom. . . .10 

BEAUTIFUL IPOMOEAS 

Ipomoea Bona Nox (The Moon Flower). One of the grandest 
climbers, growing 25 to 30 feet high, covered nightly with white 

moonlike flowers. Deliciously fragrant 10 

Ipomoea Setosa Brazil. White with deep red throat 10 

Ipomoea Blue (Leari). Exquisite clear heavenly blue. Well 

defined crimson bars 10 

Soak in warm water 24 hours before planting. fife, 

Grandiflora Rosea. Same as White Moonflower, but the flowers 
are a soft rose Yi oz., 40 cts. . . .10 

JAPAN MORNING GLORIES 

MORNING GLORY Imperialis. These magnificent sorts of 
Morning Glories are getting to be known and every season the 
demand increases. We offer the very best. Pkt. 

Giant Variety. Flowers are five inches in diameter $0.10 

Single Fringed Oz., 25 cts. . . .05 

Single Yellow. Very Rare 10 

Best Double. Finest tints. .Trial pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 40 cts 25 

Tokio Beauties. Miniature Morning Glories of ethereal beauty. 
Exhibitions of these lovely flowers are held by the Japanese en- 
thusiasts every season. Finest Prize exhibition blooms .25 
Trial pkt., a few seeds, 10 cts. 

OTHER JAPANESE SEEDS 

IRIS Kaempferi. The most interesting new Hybrids can be raised 
from the Iris seed. It takes a little patience as the plant will not 
flower before the second year, but the results justify the waiting. 

Oz., 50 cts... .10 

LOTUS (Nelumbium Speciosum). White or rose 10 

PRIMULA Japonica. Lovely variety of Primula. Large heads of M 

flowers in rose to mauve tints Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . .25 

PHYSALIS Franchetti (Chinese Lantern plant). This lovely 
plant is very ornamental. The brilliant red flower is enclosed in a 
bright green outside set of petals giving the appearance of a light 

set inside a lantern. Of very easy growth 10 

LILIUM Auratum. Try raising this from seed. It will flower in 
two years. From actual results we know that bulbs raised from 
seed give astonishing results as to size of flowers and hardiness 

Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . .25 

PLATYCODON Mariesi (Japanese Bellflower). One of the best 
hardy perennials, producing large open bell-shaped flowers of a 
rich violet-blue )4 oz., 25 cts., . 


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Amaryllis — HaUii 


A. Hallii. (Japan Amaryllis or Lycoris.) Produces in early 
spring attractive green foliage, which grows until July 
when it ripens off and disappears, and everyone not familiar 
with the growth of the bulb, would think it had died, when, 
about a month later, as if by magic, the flower stalks 
spring up from the ground to a height of 2 \ to 3 feet, de- 
veloping umbels of large and beautiful lily like flowers, 

3 to 4 inches across, and from 8 to 12 in number. Color a 

most delicate rosy mauve, shaded with clear blue. A color Each doz. 


like the softest evening sky $ . 20 $2.00 

Extra strong bulbs 30 3.00 


Note. As this bulb, contrary to other Amaryllis is perfectly hardy, it 
can be planted either fall or spring. Cover the crown 3 to 4 inches. This 
Amaryllis is most beautiful in the herbaceous border among shrubbery or 
in groups. 

A. Formossissima (St. Jacob’s Lily). Very showy flower, 
of deepest scarlet. Can be grown in pebbles and water 
like a Hyacinth, and will give beautiful bloom in winter 
garden. Planted outdoors in the spring it will flower in 

summer 

Extra large, strong bulbs 

A. Johnsoni. A grand Amaryllis. Immense flowers of 
great substance. The color is an intense deep crimson 
scarlet, with a broad white stripe through each petal. 

Bloom beautifully in the house in winter, or outdoors in 

summer. Large bulbs 

Monstrous bulbs 

A. Vallota Purpurea (Scarborough Lily). A most ex- 
quisite fall and winter flowering lily-like flower. Splendid 
for winter garden and pot culture. Produce strong, tall 
spikes of fiery scarlet flowers. Plant several bulbs in a 
receptacle 10 to 12 inches diameter, the gorgeous effect will 
amply repay you. Each spike carries to 5 to 8 flowers. The 

effect is that of living, glowing flame 

A. Nerine Sarniensis. A most beautiful species of Amaryllis 
like flowers. They succeed splendidly in the house, throw- 
ing up strong stems, 18 to 24 inches high, carrying umbels 

of richest glowing salmon-rose flowers 

A. Nerine Japonica. This beautiful Nerine flowers in late 
fall from November to January. The flowers are a deep 
scarlet crimson, the anthers a lighter shade and the whole 
flower makes the effect of being frosted with silver. It 
sparkles in the sun or in artificial light. Small bulbs com- 
mence to flower, and last in bloom a long time. 

Extra large bulbs Per 100 $10.00 


.15 1.50 

.20 2.00 

.35 3.00 

.40 4.00 

.25 2.50 

.25 2.75 

.15 1 56 . 


This new race of Amaryllis produces a bulb of enormous size and strength, 
throwing up broad, healthy foliage and stout flower scapes, each producing 
blossoms of truly gigantic size. The flowers are often a foot or more across, 
larger than the Auratum Lily, and with colors which for purity and intensity 
are marvels. A well known specialist has spent years in hybridizing and 
perfecting this strain, during which time they have been seen by horticul- 
tural experts all over the world, and their great superiority over all known 
' maryllis fully acknowledged. The colors vary from as near pure white 
as has ever been found, to the deepest maroon, taking in all intermediate 
shades and showing contrasting stripes of white, rose scarlet, blood red, etc. 
To have the best in Amaryllis give our Royal Strain a trial. 

Each bulb, $1.00; six for $5.00. 

Each bulb is really worth five times the amount, but we wish to dis- 
seminate these floral wonders. 

GENERAL LIST OF AMARYLLIS Each Doz- 
A. Bella Donna. Flowers midsummer and fall. Stems 
2| to 3 feet high carrying from 6 to 12 flowers in umbels. 

Color a most exquisite silvery rose. Incomparable for 

cutting and decorating. Lasts a long time in water $0.15 $1.65 

Extra strong bulbs 20 2.00 

Amaryllis Equestris (Barbadoes Spice Lily). Bright 
orange scarlet, with pure white star in throat and white 
line through part of petals. Free bloomer and very showy . .15 1.50 

Extra strong bulbs .20 2.00 


NEW ROYAL AMARYLLIS 


AMARYLLIS 

More and ever more do these royal flowers gain favor with us. The 
demand has increased enormously in the last five years, and with those who 
have begun to cultivate these gorgeous flowers it has become a real craze. 
We are in a position to supply the very best in that line, marvels in size, 
coloring and profuseness of bloom. 

' DIRECTIONS FOR PLANTING 

It is an accepted idea that Amaryllis are hard to grow, while in fact they 
are amongst the easiest flowers to bring to perfection. Plant as soon as 
bulbs are received, in a compost of two thirds good garden loam, adding 
one third of leaf mold and a small addition of sharp sand. Plant the bulb 
only one half below the surface, leaving the other end out of the soil. Give 
more water after the flower scape begins to develop. A little weak liquid 
manure will produce larger flowers and more vivid coloring. The flowering 
period is average three to four weeks. After flowering keep them in a warm 
place and water freely until end of August, when water must be gradually 
withheld and the bulbs allowed to go to rest. They are ready to repot 
into new soil any time after October first. Or they can be stored in dry 
material such as sand, Cocofiber, etc., and kept over in a frost proof place 
until the following spring. 

We offer a list of truly magnificent species. 


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SU MMER FLOWERING BULBS AND ROOTS 

Prices on this list of Bulbs and Tubers (except where noted), 
include free delivery by mail, express or freight. Write for “Special 
Prices" where larger quantities are desired. 


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Agapanthus Umbellatus 


AGAPANTHUS UMBELLATUS 

(Blue African Lily.) One of the most showy and striking plants. 
The color is the most intense clear blue, so rare in flowers, the 
blossoms being carried on long stems in heavy umbels, as many as 
12 to 15 flowers to each stalk. Unexcelled for planting in large 
tubs or pots of several tubers to the tub. Make an ideal lawn, 
conservatory or veranda decoration. These tubers can be planted 
with great effect along running water. In very cold climates the 
tubers must be lifted in October and stored in a dry cellar or frost 
proof place in dry sand when they can be replanted in spring. Tu- 
bers in pots can be kept in pots or tubs in the cellar over winter 
or in any place where frost does not enter. Each 25 cts.; doz., 
$2.75. 

White form of Agapanthus Umbellatus. Beautiful white 
flowers slightly shaded blue. Each 30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 



Ruffled Single Begonias 



ANEMONES 

Beautiful spring and summer flowering plants, bearing both single and 
double flowers, and of a richness of coloring that is almost indescribable. 


Coronaria, SingleJPoppy flowered. Large beautiful saucer- Doz. 100 

shaped flowers. Magnificent mixed colors 20 1.50 

Coronaria (Double Poppy flowering). The flowers are very 
double, surrounded with large guard petals. The colors 
are of the greatest variety and gorgeousness. Several colors 
are usually blended in one flower like scarlet and purple, 

rose and lilac, white and red 30 2.00 

Fulgens. Single rich, dazzling scarlet flowers on graceful 

stems. Especially fine for cutting, lasting a long time 30 1.75 


Giant St. Brigid’s. A new Irish race, bearing profusely • 
magnificent flowers, single, semi-double, and double, 3 to 5 
inches across; of the richest tints, representing all known 
colors. You will see white, flesh color, rose, mauve, purple, 
bright scarlet, maroon, crimson, blue striped, zoned, 
flushed flowers, a floral rainbow. The flowers are borne 
on long graceful stems and the foliage is feathery bright 
green. Grow in the house or over winter in a coldframe 
to olant cut in spring or plant in the ground in sheltered 
spots well protected. They are a show of gorgeous colors 
wnerever grown. Large bulbs 30 2.50 

TUBEROUS BEGONIAS 

One of the most valuable bulbous plants for Lawns in beds, or borders. 
The only gay and brilliant colored flower, that will thrive and blossom 
in absolute shady places While they bloom fine in the sunshine they 
gain an additional lustre of tints in the shade. The gigangic waxy flowers 
are borne on long stout stems well above the beautiful foliage. Begonias 
are of the easiest culture, rarely attacked by either blight or insects. For 
very early bloom start the bulbs in the house in February to March in 
flats in a light soil composed of } good fine soil and j leafmold with a little 
admixture of sand. (We have started Begonias and Gloxinias with great 
success in our prepared Mossfibre). Plant in flats 2 inches apart and take 
great care that in planting you place the depressed or germ end upward. 
The smooth round side produces the roots. The soil or Mossfiber must 
be kept slightly moist and the whole kept in a warm place near the light. 
As soon as warm weather is settled lift the young plants carefully and set 
in permanent beds. Or plant the bulbs directly in the open when no more 
danger of frosts threatens. 

Begonias prefer situations where no high winds strike them. If planted 
in full sun keep the ground moderately moist. 

SINGLE FLOWERING VARIETIES 

In separate colors. 

White, scarlet, crimson, blush rose, deep rose, yellow, orange. 

Large bulbs in any of these colors: 3, 20 cts. ; doz., 60 cts. ; 100, $5.00. 
Mixed colors: 3, 15 cts.; doz., 50 cts.; 100, $4.00. 


NEW SINGLE FRILLED BEGONIAS 


In this new and beautiful race the flowers are immense, borne on mas- 
sive stems, each flower charmingly ruffled and frilled. 

Each, 15 cts.; three, 40 cts. ; doz., $1.25; 100, $10.00. 

NEW SINGLE CRESTED BEGONIAS 


The flowers are ruffled and frilled like Giant Petunias or Orchids, and 
each petal crested or bearded as found in Bearded Iris. The colors are 
same as in single Begonias. 

Each, 12 cts.; three, 30 cts.; doz., $1.00; 100, $8.00. 


Anemone St. B rigid’ b 




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GORGEOUS CRINUMS 

This grand new plant forms large, imposing clumps that are a mass 
of clustered heads of fragrant flowers. The flowers have a peculiar and 
striking beauty which must be seen to be appreciated. More beautiful 
than most of the high-priced Lilies. An extra choice garden flower which 
we cannot too strongly recommend. Also a fine pot plant. 

Fimbriatulum (Milk and Wine I.ily) . A strong grower, not particular 
as to soil. Flowers in umbels; very large and showy, striped white 
and crimson; 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Exceedingly choice and 
desirable as a pot plant or bedding out during summer. The fragrant 
flowers produce a sensation when seen. Each, 40 cts.; 3 for $1.10, 
postpaid. 

Eirki. This produces a large, round bulb, which grows to weigh as 
much as ten pounds. It is of the easiest culture, and sure to succeed 
with everyone. Its flowers are large, and like a most beautiful Lily, 
borne in immense clusters at the top of the stout scapes. Color, soft 
delicate blush, with a scarlet bar through the center of each petal, and 
very sweet scented. Each, 50 cts.; 3 for $1.35 postpaid. 

Ornatum. Very rare and supremely beautiful. Flowers of immense 
size, almost as large as an Auratum Lily. Color pure white, with a 
deep band of brightest, richest crimson through center of each petal. 
Orchids only can equal this' flower in supreme beauty and contrast of 
coloring. Flowers very fragrant and borne in great clusters. Strong 
bulbs. Each 60 cts., postpaid. 

Powelli Rosea. Flowers borne in large fine clusters, and are exceedingly 
beautiful and fragrant. Color a most delicate yet bright and beautiful 
pink. It possesses a degree of loveliness which cannot be described. 
Fine bulbs. Each, 50 cts. 

Powelli Alba. White. Like the above but pure white. There is no 
grander flower than this ever bloomed. No Lily can excel it in regal 
beauty and fragrance. Each, 50 cts. 

One each — 5 ‘‘Gorgeous Crinum” postpaid, $ 2 . 25 . 


BESSERA ELEGANS 

The Mexican Coral Drop. A charming coral red bell-like flower which 
drops from its many branches like a dainty bell. Height 12 to 15 inches, 
flowering profusely in Summer, this pretty plant is pleasing to the eye 
wherever seen. The bulbs must be taken up in late Fall, same as 
Begonias. Large bulbs sure to flower. Each, 5 cts.; doz., 50 cts.; 
per 100, $2.50. 



CALLAS FOR SUMMER BLOOM 

These are grand bulbous plants alike beautiful in beds or pots. The 
colors are many and varied. Thrive anywhere, given good soil and a 
good supply of moisture. When in bud an application of weak liquid 
manure will give the flowers greater size and brilliancy of coloring. 
Aurata (Lemon Calla).* New and fine, the flowers being a beautiful 
light yellow, with a jet black center, therefore very conspicuous and 
showy. Its foliage is large and handsome, deep green, freely spotted 
white. Makes a most superb pot plant. Each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.75. 
Calla Elliottiana. The finest yellow Calla, of a deep rich golden yellow 
color with large flowers, 4 to 5 inches across; foliage spotted with silvery 
white. A free bloomer and easily forced in the house; exquisite. Each, 
30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

Godfreyana. A superb novelty in Callas. Dwarfer in type with all 
the beauty of the taller growing species. It is exceedingly free blooming, 
the blossoms being of the purest glistening showy whiteness. Each, 
25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 

Mrs. Roosevelt. Flowers light clear yellow, produced freely on long 
stems. Foliage, deep rich green, distinctly and freely blotched with 
white, making the plant very effective for banking and other forms of 
decorations, and more distinct and showy than Fancy Caladiums for 
many purposes. It does well planted outside, grows strong and flowers 
freely. Probably the best Calla for this purpose extant. Extra large 
bulbs, 30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

Rhemanni (Pink). This magnificent new Calla has a large flower of a 
rich deep shade of pink that is perfectly exquisite. A strong, easy 
grower, and a free bloomer. Each, 35 cts.; doz., $3.50. 

Ricardia Maculata. Spotted Leaved Calla. Dark glossy green foliage, 
spotted silvery white; flowers. same as the C. HDthiopica; habit some- 
what smaller. Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.00. 

One each of above six sorts of beautiful Callas which in bloom form 
a unique decoration, $1.50. Three of any kind at dozen rates. Delivery 
included in price. 


CHILDANTHUS FRAGRANS 

The blooming of this new bulb with us last season was a revelation 
ofjbeauty. It is much like an Amaryllis, with a strong bulb, which starts 
growth and blooms as soon as potted. The flowers are borne in clusters, 
4 to 6, and are in color the brightest golden yellow, and such fragrance. 
Strong and delicious without being in any way rank or offensive as is the 
case with many highly scentedFflowers. Two or three spikes of these 
exquisite large yellow blossoms are produced at each blooming period. Pot 
the bulbs at any time.f winter orfspring, and they will soon be in bloom. 
A trulv magnificent thing. Strong bulbs. Each, 10 cts.; 3 for 25 cts.; 
doz., 85 cts. 

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DAHLIAS 


The Dahlia, so long a rather neglected flower, has come into its own, and finds more and more favor in the eyes of all flower-lovers. Alongside 
of the old and tried favorites new sorts have sprung up through hybridizing, but up to now the Glory-of-Autumn gardens has shown that many of 
the old fashioned varieties are still leading the van. So much depends on the culture of these beautiful flowers that we add a few words about their 
care. Culture — Dahlias prefer a rather poor soil, but an open sunny situation is absolutely requisite. Allow 3 ft. of space between each plant, to 
afford room for expansion. Use no manure as fertilizer and never set the roots out until all and every danger of frost is past. As soon as the plants.are 
6 to 8 ins. high, give the main stem a support, to which it must be carefully tied. After the buds begin to form it is most beneficial to feed the too 
from the surface by spreading well rotted manure over the ground. 


MAGNIFICENT TYPES OF DAHLIAS— 
SHOW, DECORATIVE and FANCY 

Belle Inconstant (Dec.). Pure yellow, striped and suffused scarlet, 
sometimes showing white tips. Very free flowering. 

Black Beauty (Show). Velvety purple maroon. 

Caleb Powers (Show). Delicious shell pink. Large flower, long stems, 
splendid for cutting. 

Catherine Duer (Dec.). Vivid scarlet; one of the most decorative shades 
in decorative Dahlias. Flowers very large, of fine form. A great 
favorite. 

Cuban Giant (Show). Dark reddish maroon. Immense flowers, 6 ins. 
across, stands erect on very long stems well above the foliage. 

Delighted (Show). One of the finest and largest show sorts in existence. 
Double flowers, 6 to 8 ins. across, snow white. 

Dorothy Peacock (Show). Very large flower, exquisite form, great sub- 
stance; color, a clear live pink, appealing to everyone. 

Emily (Show). Delicate lavender; long, stiff stems. Extra fine. 

Eventide (Dec.). A splendid flower of perfect form; may be termed a 
White Dahlia, there being but the faintest flush of pale rose on the edge 
of the petals, thereby accentuating its splendid purity. 

Ruby Queen (Show). Ruby red, richly shaded; well known. 

Gaiety (Fancy). Bright strawberry red, each petal having a broad 
band of white through the centre. 

Jack Rose (Dec.). Brilliant crimson red, similar in shade to the popular 
Jack Rose. Perfect form and habit, 

Mina Burgle (Dec.). A champion variety, producing flowers of gigantic 
size and remarkable beauty. Glowing, dazzling scarleLblooms, on long, 
wiry stems. 

Nymphea (Show). A broad petaled variety, in form much like'a water 
lily. Color, flesh shading to soft rosy white. Lovely as its name. 

Sunset (Dec.). A rich, old gold, the most striking rich yellow shade 
found in Dahlias. 




Decorative Dahlia 


Sylvia (Dec.). Deepest pink shading to flesh pink at heart. A beauty 
for cultivating. 

Oregon (Dec.). A gorgeous flower attracting attention on account? of its 
rich coloring. Intense oriental red with a golden sheen and garnet suffu- 
sion. Flowers in greatest profusion. O 

A. D. Livoni (Show). One of the best old favorites; delicate pink flowers 
on long stems; exquisite for cutting. 

Perle de la Tete d’Or. Snow white flowers on long stiff stems.*' They 
present a beautiful feathery appearance. Resemble closely a Pseony. 
Very double and free blooming. 

Each, 25 ets.; doz., $2.75. 

BEST CACTUS DAHLIAS 

Cattleya. Deep lavender pink, resembling an Orchid; beautiful form. 

Cockatoo. A most beautiful and interesting variety. Clear yellow tinted 
fawn, tipped white. 

Countess o£ Lonsdale. Salmon pink and amber; a shade difficultjto 
describe. Blooms freely under all conditions. £91"! 

Dainty. Described by its name. The dainty coloring baffles description. 
Best described as a lemon base shading into rosy pink tips. A beauty. 

Duchess of Marlborough. A magnificent variety in habit of growth 
freedom of bloom and perfection of flower. Solferino red florets suffused 
golden at the heart. 

Firelight. Bright Indian red grading into shades of yellow. Flowers 
early and most profusely till frost. 

Gaillard. Bright vermilion with long slender petals. 

Golden Gate. A dazzling yellow of immense size. This grandJDablia 
surpasses any of its color in flowering qualities. 

Libelle. Flowers very large, of perfect form. A beautiful Jmauve lilac. 
Florets narrow and perfectly incurved. 

Mrs. H. E. Collins. Pure salmon pink. A new and unusual shade in 
Dahlias. Vivid yet delicate. Flowers of giant size, long florets curving 
forward. 

Perle de Lyon. An immense pure white. The blooms are perfectly 
globular, the petals incurving and cleft at the tips. Plants stand_erect. 
and have long wiry stems. 

Pink Pearl. Amber pink at base of petals shading ofbto the tips,’ the 
effect being a soft rosy pink. Exquisite for cutting. _ _ i 

Prima Donna. Flowers very large, ivory white tinged with violet. 
Florets twisting and interlacing, resembling a Japanese Chrysanthemum. 
Vigorous grower, flowers rising well above the foliage. 

Rhine-Koenig. Pure snow white flowers of exquisite form, 5 ins." and 
over in diameter, of great substance, lasting splendidly when cut; 'long 
stiff stems held well above the foliage. One of the finest Cactus Dahlias. 

Ruth Forbes. A wonderful Dahlia. Flowers clear rose pink. Extra 
stout stems, often 3 ft. long. It excels any variety for vases and decora- 
tions. 

Starfish. Fiery scarlet, largi^ finely formed flowers. 


Each tuber, 25 cts.; doz., $2.75 


Show Dahlias 


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PAEONIA FLOWERED DAHLIAS 


Glory -of -Baarn. Exquisite coloring; a charming clear pink forming a 
delightful contrast to the deep green foliage. 

Loveliness. Pale lilac, shaded mauve with pink edges. One of the finest 
of its class. 

Mrs. Jos. Chamberlain. A magnificent old rose shade of compact 
sturdy growth and very floriferous. 

£2 ^ £2i a [[Each, 30 ets. 


Painted Lady. Color a most delicate and pleasing pale rose; a graceful 
flower of elegantly curved and twisted petals 
Queen Wilhelmina. Immense fluffy flowers of pure white, with yellow 
center. Used much for decoration. 

Dwarf Pseony Dahlia. Yellow transparent. A gem for bedding. 
Zeppelin. Velvety mauve; perfect form. 

; doz., $3.00 



POMPON DAHLIAS 

Alvryn. Delicate rose, tinted lilac. 

Brunette. Crimson blending into white. Exceptionally[beautiful.S 
Cheerfulness. Old gold, tipped scarlet. _ 

Darkest-of-All. The name describes it fully. BlackishTmaroon;”1very 

beautiful. 

Golden Beauty. A most perfect golden yellow. 

Salut. One of the finest shaped Pompons ever offered. Color'a’charming 
crushed strawberry. A. very strong grower. an, _ 

Lassie. Yellow edged and tipped rose. 

Little Beauty. Delicate shrimp pink, full round form, quilledfpetals. 
Midget. A beauty. Salmon shaded rose. 

Neatness. Pale fawn color with edges just tipped with lilac. ^.Neatness 
and sweetness personified. |MQI 

Sunshine. Richest vermilion scarlet. Splendid compact flowers onjlong 
stems. 

Each, 25’cts.; doz., $2.75 


DAHLIA NOVELTIES 

Avalanche. The most magnificent pure snow-white Paeonial flowering 
variety. 

Yellow Prince (Show). Best yellow Show Dahlia to date. 

Duke of Brunswick. Paeonia flowered. Immense bright red~witlfl$[the 
outside of the florets soft apricot. 

Evening Star (Cactus). One of the most beautiful Autumn tint varieties; 
bright terra cotta with golden centre. 

Fleuriste Bizet (Cactus). Imported French. Petals white bordered 
rich blood red. The points are finely serrated giving the flower a unique 
fluffy appearance, much like a huge Carnation. 

Minnehaha (Dec.). Extra fine flat petals. Flowering a golden'bronze 
color. A most beautiful Dahlia. 

Mrs. J. B. Chaffrey. A grand Cactus variety. A deep rich rose pink. 
Flowers abundantly all season. Invaluable for cutting. 

Papa Charmet (Dec.). A magnificent variety of a deep velvety coral red, 
overlaid with a darker shade. A wonder. 

Salvator. Paeonia flowered. Deep rose pink long stems. Very rich. 

Souvenir de G. Douzan (Dec.). A rich fiery red that seems almost 
burnished. Petals of great width overlapping each other regularly. 
Very fine in every way. 

Vivian (Show). An excellent flower. Centre Jacqueminot shade, inside 
of petals much lighter cerise. 

Wotan (Cactus). Immense flowers, 6 to 7 ins. diameter. Florets curved 
and whorled. Delicate salmon rose color shading to old rose. Excep- 
tionally attractive. 

Each 50 ots. One of each 12 varieties $5.00 



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GLADIOLUS “The flower of the Future” 


The Gladiolus is one of the few bulbs which will succeed in almost any kind of soil, provided the situation is a sunny one and the soil well drained. Before 
spading the ground incorporate a generous amount of old well rotted manure as the flowers produced will be much larger and richer in color. Do not 
plant until the frost is out of the ground. If flowers are wanted in succession plant weekly. Can be planted as late as June. Plant m rows, in beds 
or groups, 3 ins. apart and cover with 3 to 4 ins. of soil. Press the earth«firmly around the bulbs. Water freely, but always after sundown, and culti- 
vate well to prevent the surface of soil from hardening. Take care that the bulbs are well watered; never allow them to get really dry as drought is 
most injurious. As soon as the foliage is 7 to 8 ins. high each plant should be supported and tied to a light stake for which the green dyed Japan Bamboo 
are especially adapted. (See our offers page 64.) 



GLADIOLI 


FAVORITE GLADIOLI 


America. One of the most vigorous and easily grown Gladioli known. 
Flowers of immense size, of the most exquisite lavender pink. Indis- 
pensable for cutting and bedding. Each, 5 cts.; doz., 40 cts.; per 100, 
$2.50. 

Attraction. Deep dark rich crimson with a very conspicuous large pure 
white center and throat. Really beautiful. Each, 6 cts.; doz., 50 
cts.; per 100. $3.00. 

Augusta. Pure white with blue anthers. A lovely inexpensive sort. 
Each, 5 cts.; doz., 50 cts.; per 100 $2.50. 

Breuchleyensis. Vermilion scarlet. Large flowers. A most showy 
and satisfactory variety. Each, 5 cts.; doz., 35 cts.; per(100, $2.00. 

Canary Bird. One of the best clear yellows. Planted together with 
blue sorts it is indeed enchanting. Each, 10 cts.;£doz., $1.00; per 
100 , $ 8 . 00 . 

Halley. Delicate salmon pink with roseate tinge, the lower petals bearing 
a creamy blotch with a stripe of bright red, through the center, the whole 
producing a delightful effect Each, 5 cts.; doz., 50 cts.; per 100, $3.50 

Mrs. Francis King. One of the greatest favorites. Strong grower, 
vigorous and healthy. Color brilliant vermilion scarlet. Flowers enor- 
mous, 414 to 5 ins. across, 5 or six usually expanded at one time. It is a 
beautiful show in the garden and splendid for cutting. Each, 5 cts.; 
doz., 50 cts.; per 100, $3.50. 

Peace. Flowers are large, of perfect form on a heavy straight spike.' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 " Pure 
white, feathered with pale lilac Each, 5 cts.; doz., 50 cts.;lper 100, 
$3.00. 

May. Lovely pure white flaked crimson. Each, 6 cts.; doz., 60 cts.; 
per 100, $4.00. 

Princess. Rich crimson with broad white blotches across lower petals . 
Immense flowers under cultivation, as large as an Amaryllis. Each, 
10 cts.; doz., 75 cts.; per 100, $5.00. 

Shakespeare. White lightly suffused with carmine rose. Each, 6^cts. ; 
doz., 60 cts.; per 100, $4.00. 

Snow King. Pure sparkling white, retaining its purity in all kinds of 
weather. Each, 10 cts.; doz., 85 cts.; per 100, $4.50. 

Scribe. Enormous flowers well opened on enormous spikes. White, 
freely striped carmine. Each, 10 cts.; doz., 85 cts.; per 100, $5.00. 

Taconlc. Vivid rose pink with crimson blotch at edge. Each, 6 cts.; 
doz., 75 cts.; per 100, $4.00. 

Primulinus Hybrids. Most artistic and lovely in coloring, ranging from 
sulphur to chrome yellow and orange. Invaluable as cut flowers. No 
garden should miss them. Each, 10 cts.; doz., 75 cts.; per 100, $4.00. 


COLLECTION of the NEWEST 


1. Baron Hulot. The only true blue Gladiolus in existence. Rich, deep 

clear indigo blue. Each, 10 cts.; doz., $1.00; per 100, $5.00. 

2. Fire King. Immense blooms on long graceful spikes. Intense fiery 

scarlet, of a most dazzling tint. A living flame. Each, 20 cts.; 
doz., $2.00; per 100, $10.00. 

3. Kunderdi Glory. Broad, expanded, wide open flowers; each petal 

is exquisitely ruffled and fluted at the edges. Straight stout stems, 
314 ft. high. Color delicate cream pink with a crimson stripe in 
the center of each lower petal. Each, 10 cts.; doz., 75 cts.; per 
100, $5.00. 

4. Morning Star. One of the earliest to bloom. Snowy white with a 

velvety crimson throat. Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.25. 

5. Mrs. Frank Pendleton. A striking novelty ; orchid-like and lovely. 

Lovelv salmon pink with deep blood red blotches in the throat. 
Each. 15 cts.; doz., $1.75; per 100, $10.00. 

6. Dawn. One of the grandest rose pink Gladioli ever offered. Long 

graceful spikes of magnificently formed flowers. Each, 15 cts.; 
doz., $1.75; per 100, $10.00. 

7. Lavender Queen. A marvelous blending of lavender and mauve 

tints. Entirely new coloring. Each, 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

8. Viola. An exquisite mauve blue gradually shading into violet at the 

edges, throat toned soft canary with purple garnet blotch. Each, 
20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

9. Wild Rose. Stands alone in its lovely tint of blush rose. Large 

flowers of the most delicate rose tints imaginable. Exquisite. 

Each, 12 cts.; doz., $1.25; per 100, $7.00. 

10. Niagara. Delicate cream blending to canary yellow. The throat is 
splashed with carmine. Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.25; per 100, $7.50. 
One each of tbe ten GLADIOLUS BEAUTIES listed, 10 Bulbs, 
$1.35. 

Excelsior Mixture. Consists of many of the named varieties. Lemoine, 
Kunderdi, etc. Carefully selected, and mixed in proper proportions of 
color to please the most critical. Doz., $1.00; per 100, $7.50. 

Scarlet and Red. Doz., 40 cts.; per 100, $2.50. 

White and Light. Doz., 40 cts.; per 100, $2.75. 

Striped and Variegated. Doz., 50 cts.; per 100, $4.00. 


American Hybrids. All colors mixed. Doz., 25 cts.; per 100, $2.00. 
Lemoine’s Spotted Hybrids Mixed. Popularly known as Butterfly 
Gladioli. Remarkable for the richness and variety of their colors|and 
odd orchid-like markings. Doz., 30 cts.; per 100, $2.00. 

Orange and Yellow. Doz., 75 cts.; per 100, $5.00. 

Fink and Rose Shades. Doz., 40 cts.; per 100, $2.50. 


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EREMURUS 


A majestic plant. A rare ornament for garden and lawn. The 
flowers are closely set around a stem 7 to 8 feet in height, delight- 
fully fragrant, and form a veritable giant fountain of bloom during 
June and July. Plant the tubers, 8 to 9 inches deep in a sunny, if 
possible somewhat sheltered, position. While the plant is hardy 
it is good to protect in winter, especially in very northern latitudes, 
with straw, hay. or leaves. 5 to 6 inches deep. We offer extra 
strong tubers which will flower first season. Price, $1.25 each. 



Dielytra Spectabilis 



The Great Ismene Calthina. Not "enough can be said in praise of 
the exquisite beauty and purity of this flower. They are very large Ama- 
ryllis like, snow white and of delicious fragrance. In fact they can be called 
a white Amaryllis. These lovely plants have a peculiar grandeur which one 
can feel when seeing it in bloom but which is difficult to describe. Bulbs 
are large and strong and begin to flower a very short time after planting. 
They send tall flower stems which each bear several of the gorgeous blos- 
soms. As a garden bulb treat same as gladioli. Do not fail to plant it. 
It will more than make you enthusiastic, for it is superior to the magnificent 
Bermuda white trumpet lily. The price brings it within the reach of all. 
Each strong bulb, 20 cents; 3 for 50 cents; 7 for $1.00. 


DiELYTRA SPECTABILIS 

(BLEEDING HEART) 

An old-fashioned and well known flower, but ever beautiful in the eyes of 
the garden friend. The rosy red drooping branches of flowers and the 
beautifully fern-like foliage are amongst our best beloved spring blossoms. 
If planted early in season in pots and grown quite cool these flowers can be 
had in bloom for Easter. Strong roots with large eyes. Price includes 
delivery. Each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 


HYACINTHUS CANDICANS 

A species of Hyacinth which blossoms during August and September, 
growing 3 to 5 feet high, with spikes of pure white flowers 2 feet in length. 
The bulbs are large, round and solid, and throw up large flower stems which 
are gigantic spikes of thimble-shaped white blossoms. Planted in the 
spring they bloom in August, September, and October, strong bulbs pro- 
ducing two, three, and even four flower stems. A bed of a dozen or more 
bulbs produces a grand effect. A few planted in the centre of a bed of 
Verbenas, Petunias or other flowers make a beautiful display. They 
contrast elegantly with Gladiolus. Planted anywhere, singly or in clumps, 
they are magnificent. For a cemetery nothing can be more beautiful or 
appropriate and nothing thrives better in any situation. Strong bulbs, 
sure to bloom. Each 10 cts.; 3 for 25 cts.; 12 for 75 cts. 



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IRIS SECTION 

THE FLOWER OF THE GODS 


Thousands of years ago this flower has been praised in poetry and song, 
its beauties extolled and to this our modern days it is recognized as one of 
the loveliest gems in the garden. It has been called the "Poor Man’s 
Orchid” on account of its glowing and varied colorings which rival the 
Orchids in fascinating tints. Moreover to grow Iris is possible to every one. 
Their low cost, easy cultivation, and a variety of species which some of 
them adapting themselves to wet localities others to dry and sunny places 
afford a great choice. The Iris worshippers are many and once interested 
in this particularly beautiful flower, the enthusiast never loses his zeal 
and pleasure in trying new sorts or hybridizing, growing from seed to 
obtain new color combinations, new sorts of blossoms. The first to bloom 
in spring are the following: 

Iris Pumila. A lovely and dainty species especially fine grown in clumps 
or along the border. They attain only a height of 5 to 8 inches, the 
varicolored blossoms almost smothering the bright green foliage. 
Pumila Coerulea. Clear blue flowers. 

Pumila alba.' Pure white flowers. 

Pumila Formosa. Dark violet. May to June. 

Pumila Florida. Lemon yellow with dark golden shadings. A brilliant 
effect grown with the white and blue. Each20cts.; doz., $2.00. 

Iris Pseudoacorus (Yellow Flag). Very strong growing sort, 2 to 3 feet 
high with clusters of golden yellow flowers. While it will grow well in 
any ordinary garden soil it likes a good deal of moisture and will grow 
especially fine along brooks or water courses where it soon forms large 
clumps. It is not easily crowded out by grass or other flags. Very 
showy and effective. May to June. Each, strong rhyzomes, 20 cts. ; 
doz., $2.00. 

Iris Cristata (Crested or bearded Iris). Height 6 inches. Very hand- 
some aureblue flowers with thick green foliage. One of the best dwarf 
sorts. Entirely hardy, it soon forms good sized clumps, and can be 
divided the third season. Give it plenty of room to spread. Flowers 
. in May. 

Iris Sibirica. One of the grandest Iris. Perfectly hardy, it flowers 
May to June. Height 2 to 3 feet. 

Iris Sibirica. Blue. Light blue flowers. 

Snow Queen. A magnificent pure white sort. 

Orientalis. A deep violet blue. 

Iris Ochrocleuca Gigantea. Height 3 feet. Flowers in May. Large 
pale sulphur yellow flowers. Fine foliage. Very distinct and orna- 
mental. Each 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

Iris versicolor. Loves moist placei. Will grow well in garden soil. 
Height 2 feet. Flowers bright blue. Hardy. 

Each Iris on this list where not specially noted, 15 cts.; doz., 
il.75. 


IRIS GERMANICA GERMAN IRIS 

These are all deliciously fragrant, more or less mottled in the standards 
and striped and veined in the falls. In beauty they rival the finest orchids, 
in colors they range from clear white through yellow, rose, blue, purple, 
mauve, to maroon. 

They are one of the most popular forms of the divine flower. Iris, 
within the range of every purse, and like Topsy “They just grow” any- 
where and everywhere. They only ask for a sunny spot well drained, as 
they do not like to have their little feet in water. The soil needs only to be 
fainy rich. Plant shallow, barely covering the rhyzomes with the soil. 
Too deep planting is injurious to all Iris. 


LIST OF BEST SORTS OF GERMAN IRIS 


Admiral Togo. White, faintly tinted lavender, falls and standards lightly 
bordered purple. Height 2 feet and more. 

Atropurpurea Grandiflora. Large dark purple uprights, falls deep 
striped white at base. 

Brooklyn. Standards lavender yellow at base, falls pale blue, base 
veined brown on white ground, edged yellow, splashed with dark blue, 
very beautiful. 

Candiamus. Light lavender standards, falls reddish purple. Very 
distinct. 

Canary Bird. Canary yellow standards, falls crimson purple. Very 
showy. „ 

Cordelia. Rosy lilac standards, falls dark velvety crimson, edgecP rose. 
A gem. 

Darius. Lemon yellow standards with falls of a lighter shade. 

Don Carlos. Standards yellow, falls rich crimson penciled on lower half 
with yellow, centre suffused bright blue. Height 15 inches. 

Flavescens. One of the very best, showiest and most conspicuous. 
When planted in a group the effect is striking. The color is a 
soft sulphur yellow. Plant together with pure white and dark 
purple and note the artistic color effect. Very fragrant. 

Florentina (Orris Root). From these roots is gained the basis of all 
perfume powders, the orris powder. This is an excellent variety 
for cutting and one of the earliest flowering sort. 

F. Alba. White, faintly tinged lavender. Large flowers. 

F. Blue. Tall and vigorous. Clear dark blue. 

Honorable. Intense yellow standards, falls a clear beautiful bronze. 

L’Africaine. Rosy purple standards, falls darker rose, veined white at 
base. A beauty. Height 15 inches. 


Lizzie. Pure yellow standards, falls dark bronzy crimson. 

Madame Chereau. A very fine sort. White standards and falls ele- 
gantly frilled aureblue margins. Height 2 feet and more. 

Mrs. H. Darwin. One of the finest silvery white sorts. 

Neglecta. One of the tallest and earliest of German Iris. Immense clear 
blue flowers. Striking and handsome. 

Mrs. Neubronner. A magnificent deep golden yellow sort. 

Parkmanni. Pure lemon yellow standards, falls white, veined blue. 

Pearl. One of the very best clear lavender sorts. 

Queen of the Gypsies. A very striking and handsome sort. Standards 
a dusky light bronze, falls velvety purplish red 

Queen Victoria. Bright yellow standards, sometimes tinted brown. 
Falls crimson striped yellow with yellow edge. 

Rebecca. Golden yellow standards, falls yellow striped and splashed 
with golden brown. Very showy. 

Souvenir. Brilliant yellow standards, falls a network of yellow, buff, 
and purple. 

Viola. A very fine clear violet purple. 

Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.75; per 100, $10. 00- 

PALLIDA SECTION OF GERMAN IRIS 


These are specially strong and tall growing and wherever grown form a 
beautiful bit of landscape. 

Albert Victor. Soft blue standards, falls a clear beautiful lavender. 
Celeste. A transparent pale blue. A most enchanting species. 
Mandraliscoe. A deep rich lavender violet. Very early and one of the 
handsomest. 

Pallida Dalmatica. The very finest of the species. Of strong vigorous 
habit the plants attain in good soil a height of 4 feet, with immense 
deliciously fragrant flowers. Standards are clear lavender, falls lavender 
shaded a deeper tint. Exquisite in every way. In single specimens or 
groups. 

Queen of May. The only German Iris which is nearly rosy pink. Stand- 
ards and falls are a soft rose lilac. A very charming tint. 

All German Iris bloom from end of May through June. 

Any one of this list 20 cts. ; doz., $2.00. 

Mixed German Iris. Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00 

We furnish strong fine rhyzomes which will flower first season. 

Six at dozen, 25 at 100 rates. 



Iris Pallida Dalmatica foliis variegatis 


Pallida Dalmatica. Beautifully cream, green and yellow varie- 
gated foliage. Large azure blue flowers.- Each, 50 cts.; 3 for 
$1.25; doz., $4.50. 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 

IRIS KAEMPFERI 


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The firm of H. H. Berger & Co. was the first to import these magestic 
flowers into the United States, in 1877, when Mr. H. H. Berger brought 
the first clumps to San Francisco, Cal. Since then, by slow degrees, these 
gorgeous plants have found their way into the gardens of flower lovers 
and, once seen, the desire to grow them is sure to induce the purchase of 
them. 

Quite a few inferior varieties have been allowed to come up amongst the 
original stock. We strive to offer the best and newest as every season 
more or less new hybrids are found amongst the stock and in the Iris fields. 
Others are raised from seed and the variety of colors is bewildering. Some 
of the hybrids revert after some time to the original tints and we have 
therefore, done our utmost to offer only fixed types. 


KINDLY NOTE 

Anyone being interested in Iris Kaempferi and wishing to see 
pictures of the twenty sorts we offer, painted in natural colors, 
true to nature, oblige by remitting us $5.00 as a deposit for the 
return of pictures in good condition. In case of an order being 
given no charge is made whatever, but if no order is given we 
return the amount, $5.00, received, less charges for sending the 
pictures. Time g,ven for inspection is ten days. As these sets 
of pictures are always in great demand, we cannot allow a longer 
period of time. Return must be made by registered mail or 
express prepaid. Each picture is painted singly on rice paper, 
giving every line and contour. 



Japan iris 


LIST OF 20 BEST AND CHOICEST IRIS 


KAEMPFERI 


express prepaid. u.acn picture is painted singly on nee paper, 
giving every line and contour. 


1. Zama-No-Mori. White, slightly shaded with foggy blue, yellow 
blotches radiating into delicate feathers. Standards large, tipped light 
blue. Three enormous petals. 

2. Yeddo-Niman. Royal blue, very large petals, standards purple, 
petaloid stigmas dark violet; 3 petals. 

3. Wase-Banri. White, shaded with purple, yellow blotches radiating 
into purple veins, petaloid stigmas vinous purple; early bloomer; 3 
petals. 

4. Shokko-Nishiki. Lilac on white ground, flaked and speckled, yel- 
low blotches radiating into purple veins, inner small petals purple; 
3 petals. 

5. Tora Odori. Gray, overlaid with lavender blue, yellow blotches, 
petaloid stigmas violet and white; 6 petals. 


6. Koki-no-iro. Red purple, suffused with intense blue, orange blotches 
petaloid stigmas white, tipped purple; 6 petals. Superb. 

7. Sano-Watashi. Pure satiny white, yellow blotches, petaloid stigmas 
creamy white; enormous flower; 6 petals. 

8. Choseiden. Ruby crimson, white halo surrounds yellow blotches 
radiating into broad line, petaloid stigmas light violet; 6 petals. 

9. Aoigata. Light purple violet, dark purple halo surrounds the prim- 
rose blotches radiating into purple lines, petaloid stigmas dark purple; 
3 petals. 

10. Nishiki-no-shitone. Claret purple, speckled with lilac, the yellow 
blotches surrounded with blue halo radiating into lilac lines, standards 
vinous purple, petaloid stigmas violet; 3 petals. 

11. Bandai-no-nami. Pure white with large radiating yellow blotches, 
standards cream white; 6 petals. A superb white. 

12. Kasugano. Smiling God. Delicate red lilac with lilac halo sur- 
rounding the yellow blotches radiating into feathers and pencillings, 
petaloid stigmas violet stained gray; 9 petaled, a marvelously beautiful 
Iris. 

13. Oku Banri. Gray feathered and pencilled rich violet, yellow blotches; 
standards dark purple, stigmas dark violet bordered gray; 3 petals. 

14. Hatsushimo. Flower in the wine cup. Pure white, yellow blotches, 
standards pure white, petaloid stigmas cream: 3 petals. Earliest white. 

15. Gosetsu-no-mai. Purple overlaid with coerulean blue, yellow 
blotches radiating into white veins, stigmas white bordered blue; 6 
petals. A gem. 

16. Kuma-funjin. Purple overlaid with navy blue, 2 standard petaloid 
stigmas purple and blue, very large yellow blotches; 6 petals. 

17. Datedogu. Rich claret red, with orange blotches, surrounded with 
a blue halo radiating out into elegant lines, standards light claret and 
white, petaloid stigmas white tipped and bordered pale red. Very 
large flower, magnificent sort. 

18. Sofu-no-kol. White splashed speckled and mottled sky blue, prim- 
rose blotches radiating into the petals, petaloid stigmas creamy white 
tipped and margined violet; 6 petals. 

19. Kuo-kurao. Deepest royal purple overlaid with dark blue, petaloid 
stigmas dark blue bordered gray; 6 petals. Beautiful contrast if 
planted with light sorts. 

20. Izumi-Gawa. Gray, yellow blotches radiate dark blue veins, petaloid 
stigmas dark blue bordered gray; 6 petals. 

The twenty sorts listed will be found the best of all Iris, selected with 

great care out of a known set of near one hundred varieties. 

Price, each, strong clump, 20 cts.; doz., $2.25. The set of 20, $3.50. 

Delivery not included. 

If delivered, each 25 cts; doz. $2.50. The set of 20, $4.00. 

Immense clumps with 5 to 6 strong eyes, sure to flower first season 

Each 35 cts.; doz., $3.50. Set of 20, $6.50, delivered. 


LILIES 


‘PLANT WHITE AND GOLDEN LILIES FOR BEAUTY. 
‘YELLOW, SCARLET, AND ORANGE FOR SHOW” 


From the land of the rising sun come to us the greatest treasures in 
lilies. Amongst them all the “auratum” holds its own. Children too 
young to have studied Geography, people so old that they have about 
forgotten its importance, recognize to-day this lily as one of their dearest 
possessions, awaiting its return to bloom each season with impatience. 
This Lily makes a direct appeal to the affection. It stands so erect and so 
tall, while its fragrance catches the senses and the astounding size of its 
bloom, sometimes a foot in diameter, with the extraordinary beauty of the 
golden band through each petal give to it so alluring a personality that 
even the most unobservant of human beings is captivated We give here 
an extract of a letter received amongst many others. 


One letter out of many hundreds received from pleased customers. 


Peoria, 111. October 24, 1914. 

The Auratum received from you was the largest and finest ever 
grown in our City. One stalk had blooming at one time, seven 
blooms each measuring from 10 to 1 1 inches across. It was a wonder. 

B. Cowell. 


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H. H. BERGER & CO., NEW YORK 



AURATUM TYPES 

All bulbs will flower the first year. Small bulbs under the size of a 
good sized apple will not flower until a second or third season. 


Each Doz. 100 

Large Bulbs $0.20 $2.00 $15.00 

Mammoth Bulbs, many flowers 30 3.00 20.00 

Jumbo Bulbs(scarce)-measure 5 to 6 inches across . . .50 5.00 


RARE SORTS OF AURATUM TYPES 


Platyphyllum or Macranthum, leaves are long and broad. Height 
6 to 7 feet. Flowers clear white with golden yellow band through each 
petal. A royal bloom. Very hardy. 

Large-Bulbs $0.30 $3 00 $22.00 

Monster Bulbs, many flowers 40 4.00 30.00 

A. Wittei. A beautiful flower. Petals pure white 
with a wide yellow stripe through each petal, and 

white raised dots 60 6 00 

L. Virginale Alba. Enormous flower with golden 
band through centre, and raised creamy spots. 

Resembles A. Wittei, out has a much larger 

flower 50 5 00 



A. Pictum. The petals of this sort are very large. Each Doz, 
overlapping each other. The ground is whin , 
dotted richly with bright crimson spots; a band 
of red with golden halo through centre of each 
petal. One of the very finest auratum sorts. 

Never fails $0.50 $5.00 

Auratum Rubrum Vittatum. This is the gem 
of all Auratum sorts. Imagine an immense 
flower with heavy large petals of clear white, 
through the centre of which passes a blood red 
band and with the petals spotted, flushed, and 
dotted whh brilliant crimson or blood-red. This 
lily is difficult to describe. It is so superb.. 


Good flowering bulbs ' .50 5.00 

Extra sized bulbs (rare to secure) 65 7.00 


SPECIOSUM TYPES FROM JAPAN 


All bulbs belonging to type have in common a very sturdy and 
vigorous growth, tall stiff stems from 3 to 5 feet high, very handsome 
deep green foliage afid reflexed petals. They grow with greatest ease, 
hardly ever fail to bloom profusely and multiply from bulblets which are 
borne in the axils of the leaves. They can remain wherever planted for 
a number of years. 


Speciosum Album. This is the pure white form Each Doz. 
of Speciosums. The center of petals has a soft 
fringe which enhances its beauty. It is without 
doubt the finest pure white garden lily. Fine 


Monster bulbs 

Speciosum Rubrum. The type with reflexed 
petals. On a white ground are a number of 
brilliant crimson spots, stripes and dots. Most 

beautiful form. Fine flowering bulbs 

Extra size 

Monsters 

Jumbo bulbs (scarce) 

Speciosum Magnificum. Resembles Rubrum 
but the spots and lines are much deeper and the 
whole flower is flushed a deep carmine red 

Extra size 

Monsters 

Jumbo bulbs (scarce) 


100 


$0.20 

$2 00 

$15 00 

. .25 

2 75 

18 00 

. .40 

1 ■ 

4 00 


. .15 

1 50 

12 00 

. .20 

2 25 

18.00 

. .30 

3.25 

22.00 

. .50 

l 

5 00 


. .20 

2.25 

18.00 

. .30 

3.25 

22.00 

. .50 

5.00 



LILIUM HENRYI, THE YELLOW 
SPECIOSUM 

A most beautiful variety found within the last ten years in northern 
China. Nothing compares with this lily in hardiness, profusion of bloom, 
and glorious beauty. In masses it is simply stunning. The tall stems 
rise 4 to 6 feet bearing an incredible mass of flowers, remaining in bloom 
for a long time. The color is a rich apricot yellow, lightly spotted with 
brown. It succeeds really anywhere, it is so hardy. 

Each Doz. 

Fine flowering bulbs $ .35 $4.00 

Very large monster bulbs .50 5.00 


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CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS AND PLANTS 




Lil. Krameri and Rubellum Type 


LIL. KRAMERI AND RUBELLUM 

Gems of Lilies which can only be imported safely in spring 

Krameri. The type. Short trumpet, rosy hued. Each Doz. 100 
beautiful. Strong bulbs (which however never 

attain a large size) 30 3.00 18.00 

Rubellum. So to speak, a glorified Krameri. 

Blush to deep rose, a magnificently enchanting lilv 30 3.00 18 00 


VARIOUS HARDY GARDEN LILIES 
FROM JAPAN AND EUROPE 


L. Batemannii, 3 to 4 feet high. A very hardy 
and robust lily succeeding anywhere. Color 
a glowing apricot; upright chalix, dark anthers. 
Very showy < 

Each 

Doz. 

100 

J0.20 

$ 2.00 

$17.00 

L. Browrsii, 3 to 4 feet high. One of the finest 
lilies known. Immense trumpet-shaped flowers; 
inside pure white with chocolate colored anthers, 
outside of petals flushed reddish or purplish 
brown. Large bulbs 

.50 

5.00 


L. Colchicum (Sovitzianum), 3 to 4 feet high. A 
magnificent lily. Color a citron yellow (so rare 
in 1 lies) , spotted with dark dots, almost black; 
brown anthers. One of the earliest varieties to 
bloom 

.30 

3.00 

18.00 

L. Croceum (Bulbiferum) . 4 to 3 feet high. Broad, 
funnel shaped flowers. A beautiful golden color, 
slightly flushed scarlet. Blooms in luly 

.15 

1.50 

10.00 

L. Excelsum (Isabellinum or Testaceum). 4 to 6 
feet high. A most beautiful and stately lily. 
Produces in June to July numerous delicate buff 
colored lilies. Wherever seen it attracts admira- 
tion. Fine flowering bulbs 

.35 

4 00 


Extra large bulbs bearing masses of flowers . . . 

.50 

5.00 



L. Elegans. All Elegans sorts have upright stand- 
ing flowers with wide open petals. Grow any- 
where on well drained soil and in a sunny spot. 
Multiply rapidly and are one of the most satis- 
factory cheap lilies to grow. Splendidly adapted 
for masses, where they form a picture of glowing 
tints. 

L. Elegans Red Flame, 2 \ to 3 feet high. Color 


L. Elegans Atropurpureum. One of the finest 
of the type. Co or a^rich velvety crimson shaded 


L. Elegans Incomparabile. Red with gorgeous 
golden shadings. Very bright color 

L. Elegans citrinum. A delicate citron yellow. 


L. Hansoni. A queen amongst lilies; 4 to 5 feet 
high. Flowers very early end of May to June. 
Waxy petals resembling a beautiful orchid. Color 
lemon yellow with rich purplish or orange spots. 
One of the eas est to cultivate and very sturdy and 
hardy 

L. Marhan, 6 to 7 feet high. A lovely hybrid be- 
tween Martagon album and Yansoni. Habit and 
shape of L. Martagon and the thick waxy petals 
of Hansoni. Unique color, a clear buff shaded 
orange with brownish red spots and streaks. 


L. Martagon. 

dark spots. 


2 to 3 feet high. Purplish red, 
Prolific bloomer; very odd and 


L. Martagon White, 3 to 4 feet high. A rare 
specie? of this type. Unique and exquisite. Pure 
white form of Martagon. As many as 20 flowers 
of waxy whiteness to the stem. A gem amongst 
lilies 

L. Myriophyllum. A recent introduction from 
China; 2 to 3 feet high. The flowers are short 
trumpets, white suffused pink, and a canary 
colored shading in centre extending part way up 
the trumpet. Blooms early. Very fragrant-. 


L. Sargentiae. Also a recent introduction from 
China; as yet rare; 4 to 5 feet high. Trumpet 
shaped, greenish white, shaded purple on outside; 
white with citron centre on inside. Blooms in 


L. Tigrinum, 3 to 5|feet high. The old well-knowm 
Tiger lily. Large pyramids of flowers, orange 
red with black spots 

L. Tigrinum flore pleno. The double flowering 
Tiger Lily, 4 to 6 feet high. Bears a large number 
of double orange red flowers with dark spots .... 

L. Tenuifolium. The Coral Lily of Siberia. A 
charming lily. 20 to 24 inches high. Has 
beautiful finely cut foliage and masses of nodding 
bright coral red flowers with reflexed petals. A 
group of them planted in the shrubbery or on the 
lawn forms a veritable mass of living flame. 
Dazzling in effect 

Extra strong bulbs 


.15 

1.50 

10.00 

.20 

2.00 

15.00 

.15 

1 50 

12.00 

.25 

2.75 

18.00 

.50 

5.00 


1.00 

10.00 


.20 

1.75 

12.00 

1.00 

10.00 


1.00 

1 

10.00 


: 

1.00 

10.00 


.12 

1.10 

8.50 

.15 

1.50 

10.00 

.12 

1.10 

10.00 

15 

1 50 

12.00 


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LILIES NATIVE OF THIS CONTINENT 


The United States of America boasts of many and varied magnificent 
lilies, a list of which is herewith given. All are ready in October. They 
are all hardy, of particularly strong growth, succeeding with little care; 
need no coddling. 



Doz. 

$1.25 

1.25 

1.25 

1.25 

2.00 

2.00 

4.00 
1.15 

1.50 

2.00 


100 

$10.00 

10.00 

10.00 

10.00 


15.00 

25.00 

10.00 

10.00 

15.00 


Each 

L. Canadense. The dainty native Canadian lily. 
Bright yellow, copiously spotted red. Blooms in 
June to July. Strong bulbs $0.12 

L. Canadense Rubrum. Same type but a bright 
crimson with dark spots 


.12 

.12 


L. Canadense Flavum. The pure yellow type .... 

L. Wallacei. Dwarf species. Very showy. Pale 
red flowers. One of the best for ordinary garden 
culture.. ... . .' 12 

L. Grayi. Dark red-brown petals, beautifully 
spotted. An exquisite species and very rare 20 

L. Pardalinum (Leopard Lily). A magnificent 
garden lily, 3 to 6 feet. Grows best in slightly 
gravelly soil, partial shade and a fair amount of 
moisture. Flowers are borne in abundance on 
stout leafy stems. Flowers, rich orange with red 
centre and crimson tips. They increase rapidly 
and give greatest satisfaction for hardiness and 
showy bloom 20 

L. Humboldtii, 5 to 7 feet high. A magnificent 
lily with a wealth of large orange colored flowers 
with bright purple spots, reflexed petals borne on 
very stout steins and lasting a long time. A group 
of these superb lilies is a grand sight. They grow 
with greatest ease and flower with marvelous pro- 
fusion; 30 to 40 flowers having been found on 
one stem. Are as hardy as rocks, and can remain 
undisturbed for years. In every way one of the 
most desirable garden lilies. Extra strong bulbs. .40 

L. Philadelphieum, 2 to 3 feet high. A very 
dainty, pretty species. Orange red, freely spotted 
deep purple. Very floriferous 12 

L. Superbum (Turk’s Cap Lily). Unsurpassed 
for effective planting, 5 to 6 feet high. Erect 
stout stem with clusters of orange red flowers, 
heavily spotted a light brown. A truly regal lily 
when in bloom and a sheet of flame when seen in 

the shrubbery or border. Extra strong bulbs 15 

Monster bulbs 20 


Lilium Washingtonianum 
^The Queen Lily of the Paciffc Coast 


Each Doz. 

L. Washingtonianum. A gorgeous lily, 4 to 5 
feet high. Above the stout stems appear the 
widely expanded trumpets. Opening pure white 
they change to blush rosy red and, before fading, 
into a deep wine color. The perfume is simply 
entrancing. When blooming in its native woods 
in the high Sierras one of these lilies blooming will 
lead you for a long distance by its fragrance. It 
is certainly one of the noblest, and finest lilies 
known. Perfectly hardy, easy of culture. Loves 
partly shaded situation, although also doing well 
in sunshine it blooms best where shrubbery or trees 

afford a partial shade. Large bulbs 30 3.00 

Mammoth bulbs 50 5.00 


100 


22.00 


THE LILY BED 

Lilies should be planted where they are protected from cold winds and 
where the soil is not dried out by the direct heat of the sun. On large 
grounds the ideal location is a glade in the woods. The partial shade of 
deciduous trees, the shelter of rhododendrons or bamboos, or similar 
shrubs, or of tall-growing perennial plants, may give conditions quite 
suited to their culture A protected nook on the shady side of the house 
is best on small grounds and ferns are congenial neighbors. 

Drainage. This must be perfect. If the ground is heavy and clammy, 
underdrainage should be given, and the soil made lighter and looser by the 
addition of humus. 

Planting.' They should be planted so that the top of the bulb is not 
less than 4 inches from the surface; about each bulb put a layer of an inch 
or so of sand which will carry away excessive moisture and prevent fungous 
attacks. 


MONTBRETIAS 

These are amongst our finest and showiest summer flowering treasures. 
Bearing from 18 to 30 showy star-shaped flowers varying in every con- 
ceivable flame-color through yellow, orange, crimson, and vivid scarlet, 
their beautiful blossoms create spots of glowing flame and light in the 
garden. Height 2 to 3 feet. Plant in spring and protect during winter 
with litter of leaves. Blooming time August and September. 

The Montbretias are one of the finest of our summer flowering bulbs. 
They produce many branching spikes covered with a profusion of flowers 
lasting many weeks in full beauty. They are grand for cutting and decorat- 
ing. 

Crocosmiflorse. Deep clear orange. 

Etoile de Feu (Star of Fire). Bright vermilion golden centre. 

Rayon d’Or (Golden Gleam). Yellow and brown. 

Potsil. Bright vermilion. 

Any on this list, per doz., 40 cts.; per 100, $2.50; per 1,000, $10.00 

delivered. 


SOME EXTRA FINE NEW 
MONTBRETIAS 


Giant Flowering Germania, 3 to 4 feet high, with 
many branches, free flowering spikes, bearing 

masses of very large brilliant scarlet flowers 

Giant Montbretia Geo. Davidson. Orange and 

red, with reflexed petals, very showy *. 

Giant Montbretia Vesuvius. Immense blood 
red flowers 


Each 

Doz. 

100 

$0.06 

$0.50 

$3.50 

.06 

.50 

3.50 

.08 

.40 

2.50 


Prometheus. The largest flowering Montbretias 
known. The stems grow 3 to 4 feet high, with 
numerous branches; the flowers are 3 to 4 inches 
across and are borne in greatest profusion, giving 
the plant the appearance of a burning bush. The 
color is a rich orange with a brilliant crimson 

spot at base of each petal 40 4.00 

One each of the four Novelty Montbretias, 50c. 


QXALIS SUMMER FLOWERING 

Very beautiful in groups for edging in hanging baskets, and window 
boxes. They produce a mass of bright green foliage almost hidden by the 
brilliant hued blossoms, which are saucer shaped. Height 5 to 8 inches. 
Plant in ordinary good garden soil in sunny spot. Bloom all through 
summer. 

Dieppi. Pure white, very fine. 

Lasandria. Rose pink, very finely cut foliage. 

Shamrock. Cloverlike foliage (the true Irish 

sort) , blossoms rosy pink 12 100 1000 

Any of the q^iove listed $0.15 $0.75 $5.00 

Mixed sorts 10 .60 4.00 


CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 


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Japan Tree Paeonias 


JAPAN TREE PAEONIAS 

This variety of Paeonia is so perfectly beautiful and so ornamental that 
were it Setter known, everybody would want it in their gardens. It grows, 
contrary to the Herbaceous sort, which dies down to the ground every 
season, into a shrub from 6 to 8 feet in height, crowned every season with 
the magnificent blooms. 

In Japan the exhibition of Tree Paeonias is a yearly event and festival 
to which thousands of persons come from far and near. The specimens 
are exhibited in pots, and the wealth of bloom is truly marvelous. 

These Paeonias are grafted on the stock of Paeonia mutabilis. The 
* varieties we offer are chosen from a bewildering mass of sorts, but we have 
carefully picked out the greatest variety of color and the finest forms of 
flowers. The Tree Paeonia must be planted into rich soil, being a greedy 
feeder, much like the .Chrysanthemums. 


LIST OF CHOICEST TREE PAEONIES 

1. Yoyo No-Homare. Fiery rich scarlet petals, with tasseled primrose 
anthers. Diameter, 10 inches. 

2. Yaso-Okina. White, tinted creamy yellow. Diameter, 12 inches. 

3. Iro-No-Seki. Delicate blush. Immense flower. Diameter, 13 
inches. 

4. Muhensai. Rich rosy pink, petals shaded delicate pink, tasseled 
golden anthers. Diameter, 10 inches. 

5. Shi -un-Ryu. Velvety rich violet. Magnificent, when planted as 
contrast to light sorts. The rarest tint imaginable. Diameter, 12 
inches. 

6. Mikasayama. Rich salmon rose, with tasseled yellow anthers. 
Diameter, 11 inches. 

7. Kokirin. A dazzling scarlet. Very showy. Diameter, 12 inches. 

8. Adzumagakami. Splendid glowing carmine. Diameter, 12 inches. 

9. Tokiwadzu. Rosy lilac petals of immense size, with tasseled golden 
anthers. Enormous size of 15 inches. 

10. Akashigata. Rosy red petals, fringed and undulated, with yellow 
tasseled anthers. Diameter, 14 inches. A gem. 

11. Seirin. Satiny white. One of the best. Diameter, 12 inches. 

12. Shokikagura. Satiny rose blush, rose margin. Very double and 
compact. Very beautiful. Diameter, 12 inches. 

Each of these 12 Tree Paeonias, $1.00. The dozen, $10.50, 


THE TYCOON 

Novelty. The most gorgeous grand flower ever produced in Japan 
with enormous rosy lilac petals, _ ragged and undulated; 16 to 17 inches 
in diameter. Each, $2.00. Rare. 

Order early to secure this beauty. 


PAEONIAS 

Amongst the many popular herbaceous plants it would be hard to find 
one that fits into any position in the garden or grounds like the P*onia. 
The gorgeous display of flowers in their season (May and June) is most 
effective, while the dark green foliage is at all times attractive. What 
better frontage for shrubs or, in fact, for any small or large plantation than 
Paeonias? They are eminently suited for massing in beds by themselves, 
or used as borders, or as single specimens in the lawn. They are lovely 
anywhere. Give the place where the Paeonias are to be planted a thorough 
spading, yes, trench the ground, working in a liberal supply of thoroughly 
decomposed manure, and again top dress in fall as Paeonias are gross feeders, 
and will only produce very large and brilliantly colored flowers under 
Good feeding. Do not expect too much the first season. They are a 
little slow in their growth, but after a season or two if they are well cared 
for, you will enjoy an ever increasing abundance of beautiful bloom. 

HERBACEOUS FRENCH PAEONIAS 


Each Three 

Couronne d’Or Immense. Very full bell-shaped flowers; 
color snowy white with yellowish reflex, light carmine 
edges on a few of the center petals. Grand for cutting. 

Late blooming; comes in after all other whites are done . .. $0.50 $1.35 

Eugene Verdier. Pale Hydrangea pink center, flecked pr 

crimson. Very fragrant GO 1.75 

Felix Crousse. The ideal self colored Paeonia. Large, 
globular and compact. An even beautiful shade of bright 

red. Strong vigorous grower 35 1.35 

Festiva Maxima. Enormous, full and double. In color 

one of the most beautiful white Paeonias 35 1.00 

Triomphe du Nord. A most unique shade. Even lilac 

rose. Plant with dark maroon for contrast. Mid-season. .35 1.00 

Margaret Gerard. Enormous flat shaped flowers, {blooming 
in clusters. Pink changing to creamy white. Sweetly 

fragrant. A gem 75 2.00 

Marie Lemoine. Ivory white. Gigantic flowers 35 1.00 

Monsieur Krelaaage. Deep currant red with amaranth 
center. Large flat flowers as big as a plate. A grand 

acquisition 40 1.15 

Queen Victoria. A splendid every day white. Exquisite 

in the bud state when it is a delicate blush 25 .75 

Gloire de Douai. Purplish scarlet crimson with black 

reflex. Late 35 1.00 

Edulis Superba. This is the famous Memorial Day 

Paeonia. A beautiful bright, clear rose with silvery reflex. .35 1.00 

Mons. Chas. Leveque. Blending into salmon. An exquis- 
ite variety.. 40 1.15 


One eacb ol these beautiful Paeonies listed, 12 plants, $4.60 
Mixed Herbaceous Paeonias, three, 75 cts.; doz., $2.50. 

SIX CHOICEST SINGLE OR LOTUS 
FLOWERING SORTS 

JAPANESE HERBACEOUS PAEONIES 

1. Fujiso megino. A magnificent rose tint like a pink lotus flower. 
Centre filled with golden stamens. 

2. Takaradama. Immense semi-double flower, centre and outer petals 
a satiny white. Very free bloomer. 

3. Tatsu-Gashira. Large pink flower, striped with pink, and red centre 
filled with golden stamens. 

4. Sumi-no-ichi. A truly magnificent flower. Velvety shade of royal 
purplish red with a corolla of yellow stamens. A gem. 

5. Reikaizan. The softest flesh pink filled with yellow stamens in centre. 
A great beauty. 

6. Kocho-no-mai. One of the showiest and best. An intense carmine 
red, the centre full of golden yellow stamens. Each GO cts. 

One each of the 6 single Japan beauties, $3.25. 

BEST SIX DOUBLE JAPAN 
HERBACEOUS PAEONIAS 

1. Kasane-jishi. Large globular bloom, centre petals tipped pale salmon, 
outer petals paler rose. Very striking. 

2. Fuji-no-Mine. Large flower well opened, outer petals pure white; 
centre petals curled creamy white. Fine. 

3-lYamatosangai. Very full, tall flower, softest flesh color, interspersed 
l by creamy white; narrow petals beutifully arranged in three layers. 

4. Yayoura. Very large double flower, white fringed petals, carmine- 
streaks at the tips'. Beautiful. 

5. Someganoko. Brilliant carmine crimson flower, centre petals salmon, 
edged with gold. A glorious variety. 

6. Benisangai. A most rare and magnificent sort. Full, tall double 
bloom of dazzling crimson outer and centre petals interspersed with 
white narrow petals forming three layers. Must be seen to get an idea 
of the showy beauty of this flower. 

Each strong clump on this list, 60 cts.; the six (one of each) $3.25. 


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TIGRIDA. SHELLFLOWER 

Each Three Doz. 

Brilliant colors, mixed $0.06 $0.15 $0.50 


AC1DANTHERA BICOLOR 

|F A lovely bulbous plant. Each flower stalk produces from four to eight 
widely expanded fragrant flowers, of creamy white color with broad violet 
blotches. The flowers are very lasting and being borne on long stems are 
excellent for bouquets and table decorations. The bulbs should.be treated 
like Gladioli. 15 cts. each; $1.50 per doz. ; 


COOPERIA Drummondi (Evening Star) 

This bulb belongs to the Amaryllis family, and can either be grown in 
pots or open grounds. The beautiful lily-like flowers are borne on stems 
io to is inches high, and flower profusely. Its flowers spring up as by 
magic repeatedly through the season. Color, pure white. Bulbs, large and 
strong. 5 cts. each; 6 for 25 cts. 


MILLA BIFLQRA 

w Pure waxy white flowers, star-shaped, borne in clusters’" of two to'three 
on a flower-stalk, twelve to eighteen inches high. It is beautiful, especially 
for_cutting, lasting a long time in water. 5 cts. each; 50 cts. per doz. 


HEMEROCALLIS (Yellow Day Lily) 

The Day Lilies are undoubtedly among the finest plants for ordinary 
garden culture, as they will grow anywhere in either partial shade or full 
sun. The flowers are produced in spikes of from six to a dozen blooms, 
opening in succession, and are very useful when cut for indoor decoration. 
Flava. The old-fashioned yellow day lily fragrant flowers of deep lemon 
yellow in June and July. 15 cts. each; $1.50 per doz. 

Gold Dust. Of a bright Indian yellow color, buds and reverse of petals 
bronzy gold; 2 J 4 ft. high; flowers in May and June. 20 cts.' each; 
$2.00 doz. 


FUNKIA (Plaintain or Day Lily) 

Japanese perennials which delight in moist, shady situations. Most 
attractive. Used as edging plants for borders or as groups in the shrubbery, 
or as masses by waterside. 

Variegata. This sort has crinkled bright green foliage with white varie- 
gations. Flowers purplish lilac. Very fine. 

Subcordata grandiflora (Corfu Lily; White Day Lily).’’ Handsome 
spikes of large, waxy -white blossoms, deliciously fragrant.^ Each_20 cts.; 
$2.00 per doz. 



Trillium (Wood Lily-Wake Robin) 


TRILLIUM (WAKE ROBIN) WOODLILY 

Spring’s harbinger in wood and glen. Earliest flowering plants. Large 
handsome green foliage, which continues for a long time. Plant early 
in spring. Height 1 foot to 15 inches. Each Doz. 100 

T. Erectum. Large purple flowers ....$0.12 $1.25 $ 8.00 

T. Snow Queen. Beautiful white flowers. ..... . .15 1.50 10.00 

All Trilliums flower early in May. Are especially adapted to woodlands, 
wild gardens, or amongst shrubbery. 

TRITQMAS (RED HOT POKER) FLAME- 
FLOWER — TORCH LILY 


Pfitzeri. Everblooming Tritoma. The best and freest flowering of 
all. Orange-scarlet, shading to salmon rose at the edge. Other varieties 
are often sent out under this name, we have the true Pfitzeri which 
is by far the showiest of all Tritomas. Plants should be well protected 
in winter. Height 2 to 3 feet. Blooms August through September, 
and as long as weather remains warm. 

T. Uvaria. Grandiflora. Flowers rich ocher red, and yellow fading 
salmon. Each listed, 20 cts.; doz., $2.25. 

TUBEROSE — THE PEARL 

The one flower the rich man must have and the poor cannot do without. 
We all love its massive spikes, thick, waxen blooms of rich, creamy white- 
ness, and its deep, delicious fragrance. Plant about the middle of May. 
Give them rich soil, in full sun, and keep free from weeds, and they will 
bloom freely. 

Excelsior Pearl. First introduced years ago. It is the finest bloomer 
of all Tuberoses; habit dwarf, flower stalks short, spikes and blossoms 
enormous in size and very double and fragrant. The finest for pots 
as well as for the garden. Large select bulbs, each 6 cts.; 3 for 15 cts.; 
doz., 50 cts. 

Tall Double. The old popular variety. Splendid for the open ground. 
Each 5 cts.; 5 for 20 cts.; doz., 40 cts. 

WATSONIA — BUGLE LILY 


This is one of the finest bulbs from the Cape. The flowers appear on 
gladiolus-like spikes, and vary in all colorings. Can be planted outdoors 
where they bloom June to July. Treat same as Gladiolus. Finest colors 
mixed, each 10 cts.; doz., $1.00; 100, $7.50. 

New White Watsonia. (Watsonia Ardensei Alba). The bulbs, some- 
thing like those of Gladiolus, send up branching stems, 3 to 4 feet high, 
each stem bearing a dozen or more flowers 2\ to 3 inche.s long by 2 inches 
across. Its pure snow-white color and great substance render it ex- 
ceptionally beautiful as a cut flower. Plant in spring in the garden, 
like Gladioli. A strong plant will bear as many as 250 to 300 flowers in a 
summer. Strong bulbs, each 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 

ZEPHYRANTES 

The Zephyr Flowers, or Fairy Lilies, are gems of rare beauty, and when 
planted either in pots or the open ground they produce very beautiful 
lily-like flowers nearly all summer. When once grown they are always 
grown, for they are one of the prettiest and easiest grown flowers it is pos- 
sible to have. For pot culture plant three or four in 5- or 6-inch pot and 
they will bloom beautifully. For the garden, plant in spring and lift in 
the fall, like Gladiolus. 

Rosea. Beautiful clear rose; large and handsome. Each 10 cts.; 3 
for 20 cts. 

Atamasco. Large pure white. Each 5 cts. ; 5 for 20 cts. 

Sulphurea. Beautiful clear yellow. Large bulbs, each 10 cts.; doz., $1.00. 
The three sorts, one of each 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 


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PERENNIAL PLANTS 


The Hardy Garden is a joy forever. Unlike Annuals, which have to be sown anew every year and die with the first touch of Winter, the Perennial 
Garden awakens to life with earliest Spring sunshine, and gladdens the heart season after season, needing comparatively little care once^the plants are 
well established. We give below a list of the best known and most satisfactory hardy perennials. 

The plants we furnish are all sturdy, well rooted stock, which will grow on at once, flowering the same season. 


ACANTHUS Mollis ( Bear’s Breech). A majestic plant of highly orna- 
mental effect. Large heart shaped leaves. The rose colored flowers 
resemble the bloom of Snapdragon. 

ACHILLEA ( Perry's White). Ht. 3 ft. A great improvement on the 
well-known “Pearl,” the individual flowers being twice as large and 
completely double, entirely concealing the center of flower. The clear 
white sprays are excellent for cutting. 

ANCHUSA Italica Dropmore (Novelty). 4 ft. Large, fleshy leaves 
from the center of which grows the tall flower spike bearing on its many 
branches loose clusters of large Forget-me-not-like flowers of the rare 
gentian blue tint. Each, 35 cts.; doz., $3.35. 

A. Myosotidiflora (Novelty). 1 ft. Splendid for rockery or border. 
The compact growing plant, is literally covered with vivid blue blossoms 
most striking and attractive. Each, 35 cts.; doz., $3.35. 


Aquilegia 


ACONITUM ( Monk' shood ). 2 j£ to 3 ft. tall with shiny green foliage^and 

hood-like flowers, borne in quantity on long, stiff stems. 

A. Napellus. Well known and most reliable. Blooms in June. Deep 
blue flowers. 

A. Wilsoni (New). Introduced from Northern China. A strong stately 
plant, 4 to s ft. high with large violet blue flowers. Prefers partly shady 
situations. Each, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 

AGROSTEMMA Coronaria ( Mullein Pink). Ht. 2 ft. Foliage bright 
silvery green; the many branches terminate in bright red flowers. 

ALYSSUM Saxatile Compactum (Gold Dust). 1 ft. One of the best 
and showiest Spring flowering plants for borders, rockeries, or in masses, 
creating a spot of richest gold. 

ANEMONE (Windflower). A splendid hardy plant. Dark green leaves , 
large snow white saucer shaped flowers with golden centers. 

A. Japonica Rosea. Delicate rosy pink; very floriferous. 

A. Loreley (New). Large semi-double rose pink flowers. Each, 40 cts.; 
doz., $4.00. 

ANTHEMIS Kelway. IS ins. This hardy yellow Marguerite is one’of 
the best Summer flowering perennials, succeeding in poorest soils, bloom- 
ing till heaviest frosts. 

AQUILEGIA (Columbine). 2 ft. Always desirable. Graceful fern-like 
foliage; slender stalks crowded with the many colored blossoms like 
gay butterflies. Flourishes in sunny spots as well as in moist, shady 
situations. 

A. Chrysantha. Golden yellow. 

A. Caerulea. Beautiful combination of blue and white. 

A. Canadensis. Our native Aquilegia. Red and yellow. 

ARABIS Alpina (Rock Cress). 6 ins. The very earliest of all perennials 
to bloom covering as winter’s sno\^ leaves, the soil with its carpet of snowy, 
fragrant white. 

ARGEMONE Pltyceras (Prickly Poppy). See description page 00. 

ARMERIA Alpina (Alpine Thrift). Ideal rock plant, or for edging 
borders, for covering steep inclines or terraces, the deep growing roots 
holding the soil, the grass like foliage remaining all Winter. Flowers in 
umbels on stiff slender stems. Color rose pink to ruby red. 

ARTEMISIA Lactiloiia. Stately plant, 4 to 5 ft. high, producing in late 
Fall masses of milk white fragrant flowers; most valuable at a time when 
flowers are growing scarce. 

HARDY ASTERS (Michaelmas Daisies). Among all Fall blooming plants 
this is surely one of the most grateful, hardy and desirable, growing 
without any care, in sunshine or shade, in any kind of soil. They com- 
prise a large range of beautiful color tints and are unexcelled as cut 
flowers, having excellent keeping qualities. 

A. Glory of Cornwall. The most beautiful and effective of all. Flowers 
semi-double and double. Color the most tender rose. 

A Novae Anglise. Stout hairy stems. 3 to 5ft high. The large violet 
purple flowers are borne in large clusters. 

A. Climax (Novelty). A gem. 4 to 5 ft. high, litera.ly smothered in 
large light lavender blooms, in pyramid form. Each, 60 cts.; doz., $6.00. 

, A. Glen Eyre. A wonderful novelty, native of Colorado. Glistening bright 
pink shading to lilac rose; growth very strong and upright yet heavily 
branched. Each, 75 cts. 

A. Esther. Graceful sprays of blush rose starry flowers. Most beautiful. 

A. White Queen. 3 ft. A mass of snowy white blossoms. 

Do not fail to plant these lovely hardy Asters. Plant them in the 
border. Plant them in masses or as single specimens. 

ASPERULA Odorato. Grown for its fragrant white flowers and foliage. 
When dried these have the delicate fragrance of new mown hay. 


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PERENNIAL PLANTS— Continued 

BOCCONIA ( Plume Poppy). Stately plant 6 ft. high, fine for shrubbery 
or as specimens on lawn. Large heart shaped leaves, reverse silvery gray. 
Pretty flower like plumes of a clear creamy color. 

BOLTONIA Asteroides. Late flowering shrubs, 6 to 8 ft. high, bearing 
masses of daisy like white flowers. Most useful for cutting. 

B. Latisquama. Same as above, except that the color is rosy pink to 
lavender. Most charming and useful in late Fall. 

BUDDLEIA ( Butterfly Plant ) . One of the most desirable Summer flowering 
shrubs; begins blooming in July till frost. 

B. Globosa ( Orange Tree). Novelty. 8-10 ft. Very showy with bright 
orange ball-like flowers. 

CAMPANULA ( Bell Flower). A splendid group of old garden favorites. 

C. Medium. ( True Canterbury Bell). Pure white, pink, lavender and 
purple. 

C. Persicifolia ( Peach Bells). Deep blue or white. 

C. Pyramidalis (.Chimney Bell Flower) . 3 to 5 ft. Blue flowers disposedjin 

long panicled racemes. Very showy. 

CENTAUREA Montana ( Perennial Cornflower). 2 ft. Thrives any- 
where. Large deep blue or white flowers. 

CERASTIUM Tomentosum ( Snow in Summer). Silvery fur coated 
foliage. White flowers. 

HARDY GARDEN CHRYSANTHEMUMS. One of the finest Autumn 
flowers. Such a wealth of colors, such ease of culture, such lasting 
qualities after being cut. 

C. Alaska. Glistening white flowers, golden disk. Blooms continually. 

C. Shasta Daisy. Same as Alaska, but of stronger growth. 

C. Leucanthemum fl. pi. (Novelty). 18-24 ins. 

DOUBLE HARDY MARGUERITE. Double resembling a snow white 
double Pyrethrum. Long wiry stems. When it shows signs of seeding, 
cut back the stems; it will bloom again later. Each, 50 ets.; 3 for $1.35. 

BABY POMPON or Button Chrysanthemums. Flowers small, like 
button are produced in great abundance in clusters. Colors of the 

' .widest range, from pure white to deep maroon, rose, yellow, orange, 
bronze, dark red. Order by “color wanted.” 

COREOPSIS Lanceolata. Golden yellow flower of large size like Golden 
Marguerites. Blooms all Summer. 

DELPHINIUMS ( Hardy Larkspur) . One of the most glorious Garden 
plants. Indispensable wherever hardy plants are seen. 

D. Belladonna. 3 to 4 ft. The finest of all. Softy sky blue flowers. 

D. Formosum. 3 ft. Dark blue with white eye. Each, 30 cts.; doz., 

$3.00. 

D. English Hybrids. A selection of the choicest sorts grown, shading 
from almost white through all tints of blue to deep purple. Each, 
30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 


Gaillardia 


Campanula 


D. Chinense. 2 ft. Fine cut feathery foliage, stems thin and wiry'; 
blue and white flowers. Each, 30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

DIANTHUS Barbatus ( Sweet William). Improved strains. Immense 
flower heads in brightest colors, white, rose, crimson, scarlet. 

D. Plumaris (Pheasant' s Eye Pink). Fragrant and beautiful; in mixed 
colors. 

D. Plumaris. (Mrs. Simpkins) (New). Beautiful white. Double 
flowers. Each, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 

DICTAMNUS Fraxinella. (Burning Bush or Gas Plant) . Rosy crimson 
flowers. 3 ft. Loves dry soil and sunshine. 

DIGITALIS (Foxglove). 3 to 4 ft. Fine for semi-shady places. Thrives 
anywhere. 

D. Gloxiniaeflora. Beautiful species with white or pink tubular flowers, 
spotted and marked like a Gloxinia. 

D. Grandiflora Ambigua. Pale yellow with dark veining. 

DORONICUM (Leopard's Bane). Large bright yellow flowers in early 

Spring. Very effective and fine for cutting. 

EDELWEISS. (See description page 36). , 

EUPATORIUM. The pure white flowers, which appear in masses, 
resemble Ageratum. 

E. Coelestinum. A beautiful form with light blue flowers. 

FUNKIA (Day Lily). One of the first to peep through the soil at the 

approach of Spring, developing its broad leaves rapidly, followed by 
bell-like lovely flowers. 

F. Subcordata Grandiflora (Corfu Lily). Glaucous pale green leaves; 
pure white lily-like flowers; deliciously fragrant. 

F. Variegata. Bright green crinkled foliage with white variegations. 
Charming pale lilac flowers. 

GAILLARDIA (Blanket Flower) . The large daisy-like flowers are crimson 
and gold, orange and vermilion; bloom in great number all Summer. 

GAURA Lindheimeri (Waving Butterfly). From out the bright green 
leaves, which spread on the ground, arise several smooth wiry stems to 
a height of 4 to 5 ft., on which hang loosely large, white single blossoms 
resembling white butterflies swinging on the stalk. 

GEUM Coccineum (Mrs. Bradshaw) (Novelty). The main stem branches, 
near the top, each shoot ending in a large double Ranunculus-like flower. 
Color rich blood red, showing when fully open a golden disk. Most 
beautiful. Each, 30 cts.; 3 lor 80 cts. 

GYPSOPHILA Paniculata (Baby’s Breath) . 3 ft. Cloud-like feathery 

foOiage, innumerable tiny pure white double flowers. Beautiful in con- 
nection with other flowers, for bouquets, vases, etc. 

HELENIUM (Sneezewort) . 4-5 ft. Autumn's Golden Glory. Stout 

stems bear umbels of daisy-like flat flowers, all open at one time. 



Lupinus 


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Hollyhocks 

PERENNIAL PLANTS— Continued 

HELIANTHUS (Sunflower). 

H. Orgyalis. 6-8 ft. Stately plants; soon form large clumps. The 
narrow drooping foliage is most attractive. The branches grow in 
different directions giving the plant the appearance of a floral fountain 
covered with its bright yellow flowers. 

HEMEROCALLIS ( Yellow Day Lily). These are without doubt among 
the finest for ordinary garden culture. They thrive anywhere, either 
in sun or partial shade. The flowers are produced on tall spikes and 
have from six to a dozen blooms which open in succession. 

H. Flava (The Old Fashioned Yellow Day Lily) . 

H. Gold Dust. Bright Indian Yellow, buds and reverse of petals bronzy 
gold. 

H. Aurantiaca Major. Large trumpet shaped flowers. Very showy. 

H. Queen ol the May (Novelty). 3-5 ft. Immense golden to apricot 
yellow flowers in great profusion. Each, 40 cts.; 3 for $1.00. 

HEUCHERA ( Alum Root). Pretty for rockeries and edging. Graceful 
wiry stems, 18 ins. high, bearing airy panicles of coral red scarlet flowers 
throughout Summer. 

HIBISCUS (Mallow). Giant plants. 4-6 ft. With wide open flowers. 
Love moisture. 

H. Meehani (Meehan’s Marvels). 6-8 ft. Flowers 6-7 ins. across. Colors 
rose to bright crimson. Each, 40 cts.; 3 for $1.00. 

HOLLYHOCKS. Standing in rows, like well-drilled soldiers, they are 
most valuable planted along roadways, to hide fences or garden walls. 
Their colors are varied like the rainbow. Order any color desired, either 
single or double. 

IBERIS Sempervirens (Evergreen Candytuft). 12 ins. Flat heads of 
densely clustered snow white blossoms, in early Spring. Foliage remains 
green till late Fall. 


INCARVILLEA Delavayi (Hardy Gloxinia). New plant from China. 
3 ft. Pale green foliage 2 ft. long. Flowers like Gloxinias, of a bright 
rose. Very fine. Each, 20 cts.; 3 for 75 cts. 

LATHYRUS Latifolius (Hardy Everlasting Pea). Beautiful climber for 
trellis or fences. Flowers like sweet peas, white, rose or red. Order 
by color. Each, 35 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

LAVENDULA (True English Lavender). Highly fragrant blue flowers. 
When dried these perfume any place they are put. Each, 30 cts.; doz., 
$3.00. 

LIATRIS (Blazing Star, Kansas Gay Feather). 4 ft. Large showy spikes 
with rosy purple flowers. 

LOBELIA Cardinalis. A gorgeous plant. Loves moisture. The dazzling 
scarlet flowers attract attention anywhere. 

LUPINUS Polyphyllus. 3-4 ft. Stout stems around which the Pea 
like flowers sit closely. Very robust. Blooms early Summer. Colors 
white, blue, rose, yellow. Order by color. 

LYCHNIS Chalcedonica (Maltese Cross). 2}f, ft. White or scarlet 
flowers in large heads. 

L. Haageana Hybrids. 18 ins. Many beautiful tints. Each, 35 
cts.; doz., $3.25. 

L. Flos Cueuli (Cuckoo Flower, Ragged Robin). 18 ins. One of the few 
perennials which flower continuously throughout Summer. Wiry stems 
with numerous branches, each terminating in several bright rose fringed 
or tassel-like flowers. 

MERTENSIA Virginica (Blue Bell). Drooping panicles of bright blue 
flowers which are rose pink in the bud state. 

MONARDA Didyma (Bee Balm, Bergamot). Highly fragrant flowers, of 
dazzling scarlet. Foliage aromatic. 2 ft. 

MYOSOTIS (Forget-me-not). Differ from annual sorts in being perfectly 
hardy and increasing rapidly. 

M. Alpestris Victoria. Bright blue flowers. 

M. Palustris Gramdiflora. Especially fine for wet places. Large blue 
flowers with golden disk. 

OENOTHERA Missouriensis (Evening Primrose). Trailing variety with 
large golden yellow bloom. 

O. Speciosa Rosea. Showy, bright rose flowers. 

PACHYSANDRA Terminalis (Japanese Spurge). (Great Novelty). 

This plant has only recently come to our shores and its great value is 
just beginning to be appreciated. The creeping roots send up freely 
numerous leaf stalks 8-10 ins. high. The deep green leathery foliage 
surrounds the stems in whorls, perfectly covering the ground. It is the 
only plant known to exist which will thrive under Pine or other coni- 
fers. The foliage being Evergreen remains so through the Winter and 
hence is as valuable as Euonymus. It withstands the severest Winters, 
is free of insects, will grow anywhere and wherever unsightly bare 
places are to be covered this new plant is invaluable. It is as yet rare. 
Order early. Each, 30 cts.; doz., $2.50. 

PENTSTEMON (Beard's Tongue). 3 ft. On leafless wiry stems. The 
tubular flowers in bright rose, white or scarlet, give a most charming 
effect. Loves sandy soil and plenty of moisture in summer. 

P. Digitalis. White flowers with purple throat. 

PHYSOSTEGIA Virginica (False Dragon Head). 4 ft. Blooms in 
August at a time when few perennials flower. Flowers facing upward 
resemble Snapdragon. Colors light rosy lilac to purple. 




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HARDY PERENNIAL PHLOXES 


(Phlox Decussata) 

Undoubtedly one of the MOST popular and satisfactory of all hardy garden plants. All colors and tints are represented, many having a 
delicious fragrance. For cutting, the large trusses of flowers give splendid effects. They are, moreover, of the EASIEST culture, succeeding in 
almost any soil enriched with well decomposed manure and given a fair amount of moisture. Remove the first spikes of bloom as soon as over and 
give the plants a good soaking; they will produce a second supply of flowers, 
continuing the display until late Fall. These later blooms are often finer 
than the earlier. We present a carefully selected list of the VERY 
CHOICEST sorts. 

♦ELIZABETH CAMPBELL. Bright salmon pink, with dark crimson eye. 

Entirely new and a much wanted shade. 

♦EUROPE. Large truss, white with crimson eye. 

♦VICKING. Many branched pyramidal heads; soft salmon rose. 

*WIDAR. Light reddish violet, very large white center. 

♦RIVERTON JEWEL. Lively mauve rose, carmine red eye. 

♦ALBION. Immense truss, pure white, faint red eye. 

♦Each of these six Newest Hardy Phloxes, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 

Hardy Phlox in other sorts or mixed. Each, 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

BACCHANTE. Very tall; bright rose carmine eye. 

EUGENE DANZANVILLIERS. Very large; rosy lilac white eye. 

♦MADAME BUCHNER. The finest white sort in existence. Large 
individual flowers in gigantic trusses. Each, 30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

H. MURGER. White crimson center. 

JEANNE D’ARC. Late flowering white. 

LA VOGUE. Clear silvery rose. 

♦L’EVENEMENT. Magnificent orange scarlet overlaid rose. Each, 

30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

MME. PAUL DUTRIE. Most delicate rosy lilac-like Cattleya orchid; 

the panicles are enormous. 

PANTHEON. Brilliant salmon rose. 

R. P. STRUTHERS. Rosy 'carmine claret eye. Extra fine. 

COQUELICOT. Brilliant scarlet. 

♦GEFION. A new color in Phloxes; tender Peach blossom pink with 
bright rose edge. Each, 30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

PHLOX Suffruticosa (Miss Lingard). Remarkable bloomer, producing 
two to three crops during season. Grand for cutting. Tall growing. 

Flowers are pearly white with pink eye. 

PHLOX Subulata (Creeping Phlox). This forms thick mats entirely 
covered with rose flowers. Splendid for the rock garden or for carpeting 
bulb beds. 

PLATYCODON Grandiflora (Chinese Bellflower) . 18 ins. Large bell- 

shaped flowers like Campanulas. 

P.*Mariesi. Clusters of deep green foliage, large bell-like flowers, white 
or blue, at the end of slender wiry stems. 


Rudbeckia Golden Glow 


ORIENTAL POPPIES. These are truly the aristocrats of the garden. 
The beautiful glaucous green foliage and the- immense bloom are so 
magnificent that a sight of a clump of them is a thing of splendor. They 
flower in June, dying back after flowering but reappear again in late 
September. Pot grown plants are better to grow on than field roots, 
as they will flower first season. We favor only pot grown plants which 
we offer from 4-in. pots, extra strong, color to your choice; white, scarlet, 
rose, orange, apricot, cerise or crimson. Each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 
Mixed colors, each, 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

ICELAND POPPIES. Ideal for rock gardens or edging. Fern-like 
foliage, the daintiest of flowers, on slender wiry stems, in the most 
gorgeous coloring. 

HARDY PRIMULAS. The most charming Soring flowering plants. 
Unexcelled for effect in protected nooks or for edging of shad},- borders. 
Early Fall planting is the most suitable for these lovely Spring blossoms. 
Give a rich soil and light mulching through Winter. 

P. Veris (True English Primrose or Cowslip). Golden yellow clusters. 

P. Beesiana. Rare sort; velvety purple. Each, 45 cts.; doz., $4.25. 

P. Bulleyana. Golden yellow suffused deep orange, in closely set whorls 
on strong stems, 15 to 18 ins. high. Each, 35 cts.; doz., $3.25. 

PYRETHRUM ( Persian Daisy). 3 ft. 

P. Roseum Hybrids. Thrive anywhere and flower continuously through- 
out season. Single or double, in colors white, rose, maroon, crimson, 
mixed. 

ROMNEYA Coulteri ( Matilija Poppy, The Dream of the Desert). A flower 
looking as if made of the finest white silk crepe, wrinkled and fluted 
petals surrounding a bright golden disk rising on tall stems from a cloud 
of soft gjeyish green foliage, all fern-like and beautiful. Grows 6-7 ft. 
high. Protect in Winter with brushwood. Strong plants. Each 
75 cts. 

RUDBECKIA (Cone Flower ) . One of the most showy Autumn flowering 
plants. 

R. Golden Glow. Masses of golden yellow blossoms. Thrives under 
any conditions. 

R. Purpurea Echinacea. Giant purple Cone flower. Showy reddish 
purple flowers with a prominent cone-shaped brown center. 


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61 



Salvia 


HARDY VINES and CLIMBERS 

ACTINIDIA Arguta. Very vigorous growth. Glossy green foliage, white 
flowers with purple center, followed by clusters of edible fruit. Can 
be eaten raw, pickled, or made into jelly. Each, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 

AKEBIA Quinata. Rapid climber of dense growth, with rich clover- 
like foliage, pendulous clusters of dark purple fragrant flowers. Does 
well in sunny places. Gives dense shade. Strong plants 40 cts. 

AMPELOPSIS Quinquefolia ( Virginia Creeper or Woodbine ). Broad, 
deeply cut foliage, which assumes gorgeous tints in Autumn. Each, 
35 cts.; doz., $3.50. 

AMPELOPSIS Veitchii ( Japanese or Boston Ivy ) . One of the most useful 
and charming vines, known by every one. The very best for covering 
walls, to which it clings by means of little rootlets. The foliage assumes 
the most glorious Autumn tints in Fall. It will completely cover build- 
ings and stone walls in short time. 

Each Doz. 100 

1 year plants ■ .$0.20 $2.00 $15.00 

2 year plants 25 2.50 20.00 

3 year plants, very strong 40 4.00 30.00 

APIOS Tuberosa ( Tuberous Rooted Wistaria). Closely resembles the 

common Wistaria in foliage and flowers. The flowers are a deep rich 
purple and deliciously fragrant. Perfectly hardy. Plant two or three 
bulbs rather closely together to produce a more striking effect. Each 
tuber, 10 cts.; 3 lor 25 cts. 

ARISTOLOCHIA Sipho ( Dutchman's Pipe). A very strong growing 
vine with showy, broad heart shaped leaves, overlapping each other, 
making a perfect screen. The green and violet flower, resemble a 
Dutchman’s pipe. Each, $1.00; doz., $10.00. Smaller plants, each, 
75 cts.; doz., $8.00. 

BIGNONIA Radicans (Trumpet Flower) . Attains 30 ft. and-over in one 
season. Large trumpet shaped flowers, dark red with orange throat. 
Free blooming and very showy. Strong plants 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 


HARDY PERENNIAL PHLOXES— Continued 

'SAXIFRAGA (Rock Foil). Handsome broad leaved plants. 12-15 ins. 
high; long graceful sprays of flowers white and rose. 

SALVIA (Sage). Very pretty orchid-like flowers. The foliage is used 

®!jfor flavoring in kitchens. 

S. Azurea Grandifiora (Rocky Mountain Sage). Has bright azure blue . 
flowers. 

S. Greggii. A magnificent, new, ever-blooming, extremely hardy shrub 
from the cold arid mountains of Western Texas. It flourishes and blooms 
profusely in the hottest, driest weather. The flowers are a soft cerise 
crimson, like American Beauty Roses. Each, 50 cts. 

SEDUM (Stonecrop). Succulent plants of varied character. Dwarf sorts 
are invaluable for covering stone work or filling out crevices. They 
also make an excellent ground cover for very dry places. The taller sort 
are fine for border planting and edging. 

S. Acre (Wall Pepper). Light green foliage, yellow flowers. 

S. Album. White flowers, creeping foliage. 

S. Spectabile. Brilliant large flat heads of rose crimson. 

STATICE (Sea Lavender). Excellent for seaside planting. 

S. Latifolia. The finest of them all. Many branches, like candelabra, 
covered with miniature lavender flowers set close to the branches, having 
the appearance of a misty blue cloud. The foliage takes on Autumn 
tints, remaining fresh all Winter. The flowers keep in a dried state for 
many months. 

STOKESIA Cyanea (Cornflower Aster). 2J4 ft. A charming well-known 
Perennial. Cornflower-shaped blooms in tender blue or white. 

S. Rosea (New). Rose variety. Each, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 

THALICTRUM Adiantifolium (Meadow Rue). Purplish stems; foliage 
like Maidenhair ferns; flowers white or rosy purple. 

TROLLIUS (Globe Flower). Bright yellow globe shaped flowers like Giant 
Buttercups. Stems are leafless, stout and wiry. Foliage lies close to 
the ground. 

VERONICA (Speedwell). 3 ft. Most popular and favorite. 

V. Amethystina. Amethyst blue flowers. 

V. Spicata. Loves sunshine. Clear blue flowers with purple stamens. 

V. Alba. White flowers. 

V. Rosea. Rose pink. 

VINCA ( Periwinkle , Trailing Myrtle). Dwarf evergreen; excellent to 
cover shady ground. Bright blue flowers. 

VIOLA Cornuta (Tufted Pansies). In white, yellow, purple. “Order 
per colors.” 

YUCCA Filamentosa (Adam's Needle). One of the most striking orna- 
mental plants. A good soil is necessary to produce its heavy stems, 
6-8 ft. tall, bearing from 50 to 200 oval creamy white blossoms 2 ins. 
long. Foliage is evergreen. Strong plants. Each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 
Extra strong clumps, each, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 

LILY OF VALLEY CLUMPS. Plant as soon as ground can be worked. 
The flowers appear in May, continuing until hot weather sets in. These 
clumps increase rapidly, producing every Spring a mass of the dainty, 
exquisitely fragrant flowers. Strong clumps, each, 25 cts.; doz., 
$2.50; per 100, $20.00. 

The price for all “Hardy Perennial Plants” on this list is uniformly 
2o cts. each; $2.00 per dozen — unless otherwise noted. 

The dozen price applies only where at least six of a kind are taken. 


Yucca Filamentosa 



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Clematis Paiu’euiata 


HARDY VINES and CLIMBERS— Continued 

CELASTRUS ( Bittersweet ). A rampant climbing shrub, with luxuriant 
green foliage, covered in Fall with bright yellow fruits, which open and 
disclose the scarlet seeds. This and the native C. Scandens are most 
valuable for covering banks or rocks. Each, 40 cts.; doz., $4.00. 

CINNAMON VINE ( Chinese Yam). Splendid hardy climber of amazingly 
rapid growth; bright green heart-shaped flowers and white cinnamon 
scented flowers. 

CLEMATIS. Given a moist loamy' soil and sunshine, these thrive any- 
where, coming up every Spring, once established. 

*C. Henryi.i. Immense broad^petaled pure white flowers. Constant 
bloomer. 

C. Jackmanni. One of the very best. Deep velvety purple. 

*C. Madame Edouard Andre. The richest dark red sort. 

C. Siegboldi. A beautiful, tender lavender shade. 

*C. Duchess of Edinburgh. Double white, fragrant. 

*Madame Baronne Vieillard. Finest satiny rose pink. 

All Clematis listed and marked with * are uniformly in price, 50 cts. 
each, $5.00 the dozen. All are strong plants, flowering the first season. 
C. Paniculata (Virgin’ s Bower) . Thrives luxuriantly everywhere. Quickly 
covers trellises, etc., with a dense mass of glossy dark green foliage, 
bearing later Summer masses of starry white fragrant flowers, com- 
pletely hiding the foliage. Each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. Extra strong 
plants, each, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 

CLEMATIS Coccinea. Flowers in wonderful profusion from June till 
late frosts. The flowers are bell or pitcher shaped, a brilliant coral red. 
Broad glaucous leaves. This vine is unique and attracts the eye with 
its beauty. Each, 30 cts., doz., $3.00. 

CLEMATIS Montana Rubens. This is a great novelty. Begins to 
flower in June, when a profusion of soft rosy red flowers are borne on the 
young shoots resembling the rosy Japan Anemones. Each, 75 cts.; 
doz., $8.00. 

EMERALD VINE. Of slender growth, very graceful, produced in dense 
masses. The foliage is broad, forked or divided, of a deep emerald green 
with a beautiful sheen. White flowers in drooping racemes appear in 
great masses. Tubers are round and solid like Gladioli bulbs. Each, 
15 cts.; doz., $1.50. 

IPOMCEA Pandurata. Luxuriant vine, bearing great quantities of 
large, thick textured waxy flowers, of a rich creamy white with violet 
throat. Grows in any soil no matter how poor. The flowers remain 
open all day. Unlike other Impomceas it is perfectly hardy. The vines 
cover an enormous space in short time. Each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 

EUDZU VINE (Pueraria Thunbergiana) . Jack and the Bean Stalk. 
This is acknowledged the most remarkably quick growing vine in exis- 
tence. The leaves resemble those of Lima Beans and are produced in 
great profusion. The beautiful pea-shaped flowers appear in racemes; 
color is rosy purple. This vine gives the densest shade. If you desire 
quick shade do not fail to plant a Eudzu Vine. Strong plants, 
each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. Extra heavy strong plants, each, 50 cts.; 
doz., $5.00. 

LONICERA BRACHYPODA (Golden Honeysuckle). Foliage handomely 
marbled with gold, often tinged rose when growth is young. Each, 25 
cts.; doz., $2.50. 

L. B. Halliena. A charming climber of rapid dense growth with 
oval soft green foliage and a profusion of white and yellow flowers. One 
of the very finest vines for walls and trellises, arbors, etc. Each, 35 cts. ; 
doz., $3.50. 

L. Sempervirens (Scarlet Honeysuckle). Dark green oval foliage, 
bright vermilion tubular flowers, appearing continually on the vines. 
Very vigorous grower. Each, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 

L. Jasminum (Hardy Yellow Jasmine). Very fragrant, golden yellow 
flowers. Each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 


Lonicera 

MADEIRA VINE. Very rapid growth. Tuberous rooted. Abundance 
of bright rosy flowers. Very charming and graceful. Each, 6£cts.; 
doz., 60 cts. 

SCHIZOPHRAGMA Hydrangeoides (Climbing Japanese Hydrangea) . 
The most delightful and beautiful hardy climber. It climbs rapidly, 
holding on by little rootlets like English Ivy. The foliage is bright green, 
massive, and numerous umbels of flowers appear all over the vine. >The 
flat umbels measure 8-io ins. in diameter, giving the whole a snowy;look, 
which is extremely fascinating. Each, 75 cts.; doz., $8.00. 

WISTARIA Sinensis (Chinese Wistaria). Light, pretty foliage, resem- 
bling Acacia leaves. Dense long racemes of light blue flowers with a 
honey sweet fragrance. A beautiful, vine. Strong plants, each, 75 
cts.; doz., $7.50. 

WISTARIA Sinensis Alba. White flowered Wistaria. Each, $1.00; 
doz., $10.00. 

WISTARIA Multijuga. Superb Japanese sort. The racemes''often 
attain a length of 2-3 ft. Deep violet and white flowers. Each, $1.25; 
doz., $12.00. 


Wistaria Sinensis 





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Dormant Canna roots may be started indoors during March or April, but should not be set out until the weather is settled and the ground warm, 
usually May or June in this latitude. When planting dormant roots do not set too deep. The eye should show a little through the ground. Plant in 
good, rich garden soil mixed with one-half of old, rotted stable manure. Set them about 18 ins. apart each way. Water sparingly the first two weeks 
after planting; when growing freely, water liberally. 


Bed of Cannas 

NEW and CHOICE CANNAS 


PINK FLOWERING 

Mile. Berat. Strong grower, with dark pink flowers; one of the best” 
Height 4 to 5 feet. 

West Grove. Rich coral-pink flowers that withstand rain and heat. 
Height 4^ feet. 

Venus. One of the softest and most delicately colored sorts yet intro- 
duced. Flowers are a soft rosy pink with a pretty mottled border of 
creamy yellow. A very striking and beautiful variety. 4 feet. 


CRIMSON AND SCARLET-FLOWERING 

Charles Henderson. The standard of excellence in crimson Cannas. 
Height 4 feet. 

Flamingo. Intense and clear crimson; flowers are of large size and borne 
on immense trusses in great profusion. Height 4 feet. 


YELLOW -FLOWERING CANNAS 

Austria. Pure canary-yellow; large, open flowers with reddish dots in 
center of the two inside petals. Height 5 feet. 

Richard Wallace. A magnificent, large, yellow variety; green, wellshaped 
foliage, forming a very impressive plant. Grows about 5 feet high. 


ORCHID-FLOWERING 

Duke of York. Most magnificent of the variegated Cannas. Bears great 
bunches 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. Height 5 feet. 

Madam Crozy. Vermilion with golden border. One of the most popular 
Cannas, 3Y feet. 

Wyoming. Giant-Flowering Purple Foliage Canna. This is a most 
majestic Canna. Blossoms orange colored, true orchid-shaped with 
large rounded petals that flap and flutter in the breeze like glistening 
flags. 7 feet. 

Gladioflora. Remarkable on account of the unusual shape of its flowers, 
which look like a Gladiolus; color crimson, changing to carmine-rose, 
with an irregular edge of gold. 6}4 feet. 

BRONZE-FOLIAGED 

Musaefolia. This is the finest foliage Canna yet seen, with enormous 
musa-like leaves 3x5 feet high, of a dark bronze-tinged green, the edges 
of the leaves being beautifully banded with bronze-purple. Attains a 
height of 8 feet. 

King Humbert. Flowers are a brilliant orange scarlet with bright red 
shadings, the individual bloom measuring 6 inches across. Foliage a 
rich reddish bronze, with lighter shadings. S feet. 

Robusta. Probably the largest-growing Canna in cultivation. If 
planted in rich, deep soil it will attain 7 to 9 feet in height. Foliage very 
large and broad, color rich metallic bronze-green. Height 6 feet. 

Each 15 cts. By mail add 10 cts. postpaid. $1.25 per dozen; $5.00 
per 100. 


ORNAMENTAL GRASSES 


ANNUAL 

AGROSTIS. Hardy annual, light and graceful, especially for Pkt. 

bouquets and decorations $ 0.05 

AVENA Sterilis (Ornamental Oats). Fine in large bouquets or in 

borders. Ht. 18 inches 05 

HORDEUM Jubeatum. Squirrel-tail grass. Resembles fine heads 

of barley. Ht. 18 inches Oz., 20 cts. .. .05 

BRIZA Gracilis (Quaking grass). Ht. 1 foot Oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

BROMUS Brizaeformus. Large drooping panicles. Very fine. 

Ht. 2 feet Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

COIX Lacrima (Job’s Tears). Ht. 18 inches Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

ERAGROSTIS Elegans (Love grass) . Very graceful. Ht. 15 inches. 

Oz., 25 cts. . . .05 

PENNISETUM Longystylum. Graceful drooping heads of violet 

tint. Very beautiful. Ht. 2 feet Oz., 40 cts. .. .10 

ALL SORTS MIXED, ANNUAL Oz., 30 cts. . . .05 


PERENNIAL 

ANDROPOGON Argenteum. Silvery foliage, fine for groups. Pkt. 


Ht. 3 feet Oz., 50 cts., $0.10 

EULALIA JAPONICA. Long graceful leaves of a dark green, striped 
cream white Y oz., 25 cts. .10 


ERYANTHUS Ravenna. Closely resembles the well known Pampas 
grass. Fine rushlike foliage and silvery plumes. Highly orna- 
mental for lawn. Sown early will bloom first season 10 

PENNISETUM Ruepellianum. Leaves are long, slender, deep 
green, gracefully recurved. Panicles appear late July. Silvery 
plumes tinted a violet purple and waving in the sunlight are of 

picturesque beauty. Ht 3 to 4 feet Y> oz., 20 cts. . . .10 

STIPA Lagascea (Feathergrass). Long narrow, silvery white 

feathery plumes Oz., 40 cts. .10 

MIXED PERENNIALS Oz., 25 cts. .05 


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JAPAN BAMBOO STAKES 

Do not decay like Southern Came stakes or wooden stakes, but last a long time. Invaluable for staking Gladioli, Lilies, Herbaceous plants. 

We do not prepay on Bamboo 


NATURAL COLOR 



25 

50 

IOO 

IOOO 

6 ft. long, heavy pencil thickness 

$0.50 

$0.85 

$1.50 $12.00 

3 ft. heavy pencil thickness 

35 

.60 

1.10 


GREEN DYED INVISIBLE BAMBOO 




25 

50 

IOO 

IOOO 

2 ft. long, heavy pencil thickness 

$0.30 

$0.50 

$0.75 

$1.75 

3 ft. long, heavy pencil thickness 

40 

.75 

1.25 

2.75 

4 ft. long, heavy pencil thickness 

50 

.85 

1.50 

2.75 

5 ft. long, heavy pencil thickness 

.60 

1.00 

1.75 

3.50 

VERY HEAVY STAKES 




Natural color, suitable for Dahlias, 

Tomatoes; to 

support young trees, 

tall plants. Also for building Fancy Bridges, Kiosks, Screens in Japanese 

Gardens, or where Oriental effects are desired. 





12 

25 

50 

IOO 

4 ft. Yi inch diameter up 

$0.60 

$1.25 

$2.00 

$4.00 

6 It. heavy 

1.40 

2.25 

4.00 

7.50 

8 ft. extra heavy ^ to i inch 

2.00 

4.00 

8.00 

15.00 


FUNGINE. Infallible remedy for mildew, rust, wilt, and other blights 
affecting plant life, vegetables, etc. Equally efficient under glass as 
out-of-doors, i gallon makes 50 gallons of spray. I'i pt., 30 cts.; pt., 
50 cts.; qt., $1.00; gal., $3.00. 

HELLEBORE POWDER. One ounce to 5 gallons of water. For the 
destruction of slugs, worms, caterpillars. Per lb. box, 75 cts.; 2 lbs., 
$1.25. 

KEROSENE EMULSION. Can be used by simply adding water. Oijie 
part emulsion to 25 or 50 parts of water. For scale on trees, cabbage 
worms, melon louse, rose bugs, green fly, and lice of all sorts, and sucking 
insects whether on plants or animals. Per pt., 35 cts.; qt., 50 cts.; 
gal., $1.50. 

LEMON OIL. Non-poisonous. Destructive to all insects and soft scale. 
Apply as spray or wash. It has a very agreeable odor. Yz pt., 25 cts.; 
pt., 50 cts.; qt., 75 cts.; gal., $2.50. 

NICOTEEN. Extract of Tobacco. A safe and economical remedy and 
perfectly safe in fumigating greenhouses and conservatories. A scant 
tablespoonful to one pint of water placed in a pan. Place a hot iron in 
the solution which will cause sufficient vapor to fumigate a floor space of 
500 square feet. Per pt. bottle, $1.50; 2 oz. bottle, 40 cts. 

NICO FUME. Tobacco paper insecticide. This is the strongest tobacco 
paper on the market; does not injure blooms, and furnishes the easiest 
method for fumigation ever devised. Tin can of 24 sheets, $1.00. 


WOODEN LABELS FOR POTS 


SULPHO TOBACCO SOAP. A safe and effective exterminator of all 
insect life on plants. 2 oz. cake, 10 cts.; 8 ozs., 20 cts. 



Plain 

Painted 


IOO 

IOOO 

IOO 

IOOO 

4 inch 


$0.60 

$0.20 

$0.90 

5 inch 


.90 

.25 

1.25 

6 inch 


1.00 

.30 

1.35 

8 inch 

40 

3.50 

.50 

4.50 

io inch 

50 

4.00 

.60 

5.50 

12 inch 


5.00 

.70 

6.50 


Pencils to use on labels, indelible, each 15 cents. 


FERTILIZERS 

BONE MEAL. A finely pulverized form of ground bone specially prepared 
for flower culture, top-dressing of lawns, and for potted house plants, 
etc. Lb., 10 cts.; 10 lbs., 50 cts.; 100 lbs., $4.00. 

BOWKERS’ AMMONIATED FOOD FOR PLANTS. Specially prepared 
for house plants; clean, free from all offensive odor and great for the splen- 
did flowering and luxuriant growth of plants. Directions on each 
package. Small size, 15 cts.; large pkt., 25 cts. 

EXCELSIOR PLANT FOOD. Is a complete and odorless fertilizer for 
house plants, lawns, vegetables, etc. Sold in powdered form and used 
by dissolving in water. Yz lb. pkg., making 80 pts., only 35 cts. post- 
paid; lb., 160 pts., 66 cts., postpaid. 

NITRATE OF SODA. A grand fertilizer for all and any crop. Very 
rapid in action, it hastens and matures crops fully two weeks earlier. 
Being quickly soluble it must not be applied until the plants are well above 
ground when 200 to 300 lbs. mixed with land plaster or wood ashes is 
sufficient for one acre. Nitrate of Soda does not exhaust the soil. 5 1b. 
pkgs., 75 cts.; 10 lbs., $1.25; 25 lbs., $4.50. 

PURE PULVERIZED SHEEP MANURE. The most natural nutritious 
manure. Immediate and lasting in its effects. Excellent for mi xing with 
the soil in potting plants or sowing seeds. For vegetables, rapid steady 
growth and earlier maturity is gained. For field and garden crops, I to 
2 tons per acre. Half the quantity before plowing, the balance before 
harrowing. Packages 5 lbs., 30 cts.; 100 lbs., $2.75. 


INSECTICIDES 

APHINE. Most effective against green, black or white fly, red spider, 
mealy bug, brown or white scale. Aphine is unexcelled as a wash for 
decorative foliage plants, and cabbage worms. 34 pt., 40 cts.; pt., 65 
cts.; qt., $1.00. 


SULPHUR, FLOWER OF. Lb., 15 cts.; 10 lbs., $1.00. 

VERMINE is a soil sterilizer and vermicide which will destroylalllsoil 
insects such as cutworms, eetworms, maggots, wireworms, grubs, Jants, 
etc. Yt pt., 40 cts.; pt., 65 cts.; qt., $1.00. 



PLftNfFOOD 


MAKES PLANTS GROW 


You Can 
Raise Lovely 
Healthy 
Plants all 
the Summer 
Through 
by the use 
of 


Wonderful Japanese Discovery 

OYAMA is clean, odorless, and highly concentrated. It can be used 
4 n liquid form on all kinds of plants, shrubs, roses, bulbs, berries 
fruit, lawn, flower, and vegetable gardens and 


PRODUCES LARGE VEGETABLES AND 
BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS VERY EARLY 

YOUR FRIENDS WILL MARVEL AT YOUR SUCCESS.. 
Fine for bulbs — will make them bloom freely and in advance of others. 
All who have plants should use this wonderful fertilizer. We cannot 
recommend it too highly. Full directions with each box. 

p • Trial Size 15c Order 

* rlce . House Plant “ 30e a box 

postpaid Garden “ $1.10 to-day 




EASTER THIS YEAR OF 1918 FALLS ON 

MARCH 31 

What GIFT in more welcome to your friends than FLOWERS? 

What speaks to them with sweeter voices than these? 

What could be more charming, expressing your affection better 
than flowers raised by YOURSELF? 

You can do this by planting our 

MAGIC LILY OF THE VALLEY 

IN OUR SPECIALLY PREPARED MOSS FIBER 

The accompanying picture is taken from a PHOTO showing the Valley in bloom 
eighteen days from time of planting-. Purest white, deliciously fragrant, the lovely 
bells ring out joyous Easter Greetings to your friends. 

To yourself or others, the watching of the wonderful budding and blossoming of 
these lovely flowers is a revelation. Thousands of homes have been cheered; thousands 
of INVALIDS and SHUT-INS have been made happy thereby. 

Florist’s Flowers have but a short life. Lily of the Valley planted in the Moss Fiber 
will blossom for many days. We have hundreds of letters praising these charming 
blossoms and their method of growth. 

We send postpaid: 

6 pips $0.50 20 pips $1.50 

12 pips 95 100 pips 7.00 

With every order we send sufficient of the PREPARED Moss Fiber to plant the 
pips, and FULL concise directions HOW TO SUCCEED with the Valleys. Failure is 
almost impossible 

Order Early. Stock is always scarce 



A MILLION COMFORT BAGS 

THE BOYS GO MARCHING ON 

What does the soldier want most after water for comfort? 

THINK ! Something to relieve his tired feet. We have it here in 

The Japanese Yama-Yuri Foot Powder 

used by the little brown men when marching. A genuine FOOT-EASE. Affords instant comfort and relief 
for tired, aching and sweaty feet. HEALING, ANTISEPTIC. Send your boy a tin of REAL COMFORT. 
Should be in every comfort bag sent out. 

Price, good-sized tin, shaker top, 25 cents. Sample 10 cents. Send for it now. 

We are agents for all the YAMA-YURI Specialties. Send for price list. 



GARDEN GUIDE 


THE AMATEUR 
GARDENERS’ HANDBOOK 


“Food will Win the War — Produce it! ” 


Written by gardening experts expressly for the amateur and non-professional. 
Covers in detail the growing of Tomatoes, Peas, Beans, Cabbage, Celery, Beets, 
Corn, Onions and all chief vegetables; growing fruits for the small garden or or- 
chard, Apples, Peaches, Grapes, Berries, etc.; ornamental trees, hedges, gardens 
and plantings of all kinds; constructing hot beds, cold frames, seed boxes, etc.; 
how to prune and propagate, control insect pests and diseases; all about soils, 
fertilizers, spraying, tools, etc. 1001 other live, up-to-date gardening facts, 
simply explained — easily followed. It gives the How, the When and the Where — 
from purchase of seeds and tools to reaping the harvest. Every book purchased 
sells another. 150 teaching illustrations; 256 pages. Cover in four colors. 
Price: Paper cover, 50 cts. (by mail, 55 cts.'l: cloth cover, 75 cts. (by mail, 
85 cts.). 




A Beautiful Lawn 


WATERING THE LAWN 

Water must be always applied in a manner that the moisture reaches 
the roots, mere surface sprinkling is of no use. In warm weather water 
only in the early morning or after sundown. A good thing is, to let lawn 
sprinklers run for awhile on one spot, until thoroughly saturated, then re- 
move to next one until the whole lawn has had a good soaking which will 
last better than a slight application of water several times. 

WEEDS 

One of the most frequent weeds in the lawn is the Dandelion. These 
have long taproots and must be taken out thoroughly to keep out. A 
good tool is an asparagus knife with a long blade, which reaches to bottom of 
root. Plantains also infest lawns. They can be easily drawn out with 
the hand. Wherever weeds leave an empty spot sprinkle a little fresh grass 
seed and press down hard. It will soon obliterate with fresh growth. No 
matter what tools are offered for the extirpation of weeds nothing takes the 
place of conscientious hand weeding. 

BERGER’S TIP TOP LAWN GRASS 

(25 lbs. to the Bushel) 

Of highest purity and greatest vitality. All varieties carefully pro- 
portioned so as to maintain a bright rich green color from first appearance 
to late frosts. One pound will sow a plot 20 x 20 ft.; 80 pounds will sow 
an acre. 

One lb., 40 cts.; 5 lbs., $1,75; 10 lbs., $3 25; 25 lbs., $8.00; 100 lbs., 
$30.00. 

Price includes delivery. 

OUR VELVET SOD LAWN GRASS 

(22 lbs. to the Bushel) 

This is a very fine grade of Grass seed. Composed of finest recleaned 
grasses free from weeds, chaff and foreign matter. In comparing prices 
always note the weight of the seed. Cheap Lawn grass seeds will weigh 
from 14 to 16 lbs. to the bushel, owing to the large mixture of coarse ma- 
terial. 

One lb., 35 cts.; 5 lbs., $3.25; 10 lbs., $5.50; 25 lbs., $7.50; 
100 lbs., $28.00. 

SHADY PLACE LAWN GRASS SEEDS 

No grass will grow under Pine trees. 

If greenery is wanted under pine or conifer trees, small creeping plants 
must take the place of the grassy sod. Bare unsightly spots will, however, 
appear in places around evergreens, etc., where the sun does not penetrate. 
This can be remedied by using this seed, which is composed of varieties 
of grasses thriving in shady spots. 

One lb., 40 cts.; one bu. of 20 lbs., $7 00, including delivery. 

TERRACE SOD GRASS 

Special mixture of grasses which cannot be washed out by rains and 
which produce a fine velvety green surface. The roots of all these sorts 
are especially strong and deep. 

One lb., postpaid, 50 cts.; 5 lbs., postpaid, $2.25; bu. of 20 lbs. r 
not prepaid, $6.75. 


A fine mixture of grasses best adapted to withstand great heat and 
drought. 

One lb., postpaid, 40 cts.; 5 lbs., postpaid, $1.75; 20 lbs., not 
prepaid, $5.00. 

CLOVERS 

WHITE CLOVER 

Mixed with other grasses is very desirable, on account of its creeping 
stems, for lawn purposes, a binder; and of considerable value for perma- 
nent pastures. Crop short. 

Extra fancy seed, 1 lb., 50 cts.; (by mail 58 cts.); 10 lbs., $4.75: 
bu. (60 lbs.), $27.50; 100 lbs., $45.00. 

Choice seed, clean, but not as bright as above, 1 lb., 45 cts.; (by 
mail, 53 cts.); 10 lbs., ?4.25; bu. (60 lbs.); $24.50; 100 lbs., $40.00. 

CRIMSON CLOVER 

Annual crop much used in the East and South for soiling or pasture. It 
is being tried in the North. 

One lb., 20 cts. (by mail 28 cts.) ; 10 lbs., $1 .50; bu. (60 lbs.,) $6.50: 
100 lbs., $10.00. 

FANCY MEDIUM RED CLOVER 


Clover seed this year is very high, and good qualities are scarce, due to 
the long rainy summer. Much seed is colored, weedy, and of poor germina- 
tion. Sow the cleanest, highest germination seed you can find. If unable 
to determine yourself what is good, send samples of what you are offered 
to your State Experiment Station, or the United States Department of 
Agriculture, Seed Laboratory, at Washington for analysis. Our seed is the 
purest and highest high testing seed we can buy and we are at all times 
willing to submit samples from identical lots of seed. Sow 8 to 10 pounds 
to the acre. 

One lb., 25 cts. ( by mail, 33 cts.) ; 10 lbs. , $2.35 ; bu., $11.25; 100 
lbs., $18.50. Choice grades for less money. Write for samples. 

MAMMOTH RED CLOVER, FANCY SEED 

Grows larger than the medium, does well on light thin lands. Price, 
January 20th, always subject to market changes. 

One lb., 35 cts. (by mail, 33 cts.); 10 lbs., $2.35; bu., $11.25; 100 
lbs., $18.50. 


Mixture of fine grasses thriving in sea air and heavy sea fogs. Sow as 
early as possible in the spring. Use 100 lbs. to the acre. One lb. for plots 
200 square feet. 

One lb., postpaid, 50 cts.; 5 lbs., postpaid, $2.25; 20 lbs., not pre- 
paid, $7.00. 

LAWNGRASS FOR THE SOUTH 


LAWNS 

The paramount question asked every 
spring by owner of Bungalow or Country 
estate alike is. 

How can I establish a beautiful perman- 
ent lawn? 

How can I restore a poor lawn? 

How can I keep a well established lawn in 
good condition? 

We say. First of all, buy only the very 
best seed obtainable, even if it costs a 
little more. You wish to raise Grass not 
weeds. Be sure that the soil for your lawn' 
is rich, so as to furnish the grass roots an 
abundance of food. Dig up the soil to a 
depth of 8 inches, enrich it by adding well 
rotted Manure, or bone meal or pulverized 
Sheep manure. Rake the surface perfectly 
even leaving no hollows or unequalitie^ in 
the soil, then sow the seed liberally. Four 
bushels and even more to one acre is none 
too much for a new lawn. For renovating 
old lawns 1 \ to 2 bushels to acre. For a new 
plot 15 x 25 ft. two quarts is sufficient. To 
renovate such a plot one quart will suffice. 
Never sow grass seed on a windy day. Sow 
the seed as early in the spring as possible to 
get the grass well started before the very 
hot weather arrives. It is a matter of 
opinion whether fall or spring is better to 
start a new lawn. We are in favor of spring 
sowing. 

If your established lawn has been 
fertilized in fall it will not need it in spring. 
If not, the best dressing for a lawn in spring is one of Bonemeal 
or Canadian hardwood ashes. Put on thick enough to give the grass a 
grayish appearance after the application. Nitrate of Soda applied 
cautiously is the best remedy to make the lawn appear especially thrifty and, 
a beautiful green color. For a small plot 25 x 25, place £ lb- in 50 gallons 
of water and sprinkle the grass. The effect will show in a very short time. 


GRASS FOR THE SEASHORE 


All grass and clover seed prices subject to change with 
market prices.