Skip to main content

Full text of "Barr & Sugden's spring seed catalogue and guide to the flower and kitchen garden / Barr & Sugden."

See other formats



Barr & Sugden's 

Descriptive Spring Catalogue 
of Choice Seeds for 
Flower & Kitchen Garden 



As Spring parades her new domain, 
Love, Beauty, Pleasure, hold her train ; 
Her footsteps wake the flowers beneath, 
That start, and blush, and sweetly breathe. 













"A useful manual for the amateur in the selection of flowers for the adornment of 
the garden, and vegetables for the use of the table.'' 

.Immediate proceedings In Chancery will be taken against all Infringements of the Copyright of this Work. 

Simmons & Botten, Printers, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street. 


\Barr and Sugdcri, 


I. We prove the growth of our seeds before sending them out, and at our Experimental Grounds we 
test their purity and the relative value of varieties. Our trials of an experimental character 
are conducted on a very extensive scale, thereby enabling us to enrich each issue of our Catalogue with 
much practical information, which we are gratified to learn is found serviceable to the numerous 
customers to whom we have the pleasure annually of sending a copy of our Catalogue. 
II. The crops of some kinds of seeds have this year been abundant, and reduction in the prices of such 
has been made in consequence. 

III. We shall not trouble our patrons with the customary, but we think supererogatory statement that we 

execute our orders promptly and well, as this is the only way by which we can hope to satisfy our 
numerous correspondents, and to secure their good will and recommendation. 

IV. Our Novelty List has, as usual, been carefully compiled. There are many things in it of sterling merit, 

and doubtless some with pretensions greater than a more intimate acquaintance with them will entitle 
them to. This refers equally to the new flowers and the new vegetables. As far as possible, we have 
avoided exaggerated descriptions, but as many of the things have not been seen by us, we have to 
accept the introducers' notes or their illustrations. 
V. The Gladioli we present in an entirely new classified form to our readers, the result of four consecutive 
years' careful collating. 

VI. Thinking it would be interesting to the numerous readers of our Catalogue to know what success, in a 
horticultural point of view, has attended the laying out of the Thames Embankment, one of the 
grandest undertakings of the age, we feel gratified in stating that the mixture of grasses we used in 
sowing down the Thames Embankment remained uninjured during the winter and throughout the 
summer. From Charing Cross Railway Station to Waterloo Bridge there was not a faulty patch. Of 
the shrubs and trees which were planted in spring, more than an average number survived, while the ivy 
edging promises next summer to equal anything to be seen in the city of Paris. The flowers planted 
for summer decoration more than realized the expectations of the public, and it is anticipated that 
the display of flowers in spring will be good. See illustration, page 68. 
VII. To the seedsman the extension of horticultural know ledge is all important in the development of his busi- 
ness, hence the care w ith w hich he compiles his catalogue, and as far as the limitation of the pages of ft 
trade circular will admit, embodies information which, as a rule, could not be culled from any other 
source. To us, therefore, it is a pleasing duty to announce the addition to gardening literature of a 
new illustrated weekly journal, w hich is the fourth that emanates from London, all ably conducted. 
There is the Gardeners' Chronicle, the Journal of Horticulture, and the Gardeners' Magazine, each 
w ith a large weekly circulation. The new publication is entitled "The Garden," profuseiy illustrated, 
and written in a popular style, and well suited to lay on the drawing-room table of every home of taste. 
VIII. Our Floral Albums (four volumes super-royal) contain above 5000 coloured plates of Bulbous and 
Tuberous-rooted Plants, Annuals, Perennials, Stove and Greenhouse Plants, Ferns and Ornamental 
foliage Plants. We keep constantly adding plates of new plants, as these appear in the various works 
devoted to gardening. 

IX. The Albums are kept at our warehouse as books of reference for the use of those of our customers who 

wish to refer to them when in London. 

X. Carriage is allowed on orders amounting to 21s. and upw ards, to any principal Railway Station in Eng- 

land and Wales, to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and to any principal Station on the North British, 
( ,'aledonian and Scottish Central Lines. Also to Dublin and Belfast. To Cork and Waterford, by 
steamboat from London, or as far as Bristol by railway, en route for Ireland. We prefer the latter 
route, being more expeditious, and unless instructed otherw ise, we shall forward via Bristol. 
XI. Carriage to be deducted at settlement (in accordance with Par. X.) Formerly our custom was to pay 
carriage in London ; but w e were compelled to relinquish this practice, in consequence of our ' ' Car- 
riage Paid" packages not being delivered with the same promptitude as those not prepaid ; and, also, 
on account of continual complaints from our customers that they also had to pay carnage before they 
could get the goods. We mention this as the reason why we abandoned a praciice followed by us for 
se many years. 

XII. Orders which arc paid in advance (in accordance with Par. X.), will either be sent carriage paid, or a 
liberal equivalent in goods will be added. The latter course will be adopted unless we are otherwise 

XIII. Seeds which are sold by us and quoted in the Catalogue as at "per packet,'' are fonvarded post paid ; 

or if sent by rail, however small the amount, the carriage to be deducted at settlement. 

XIV. No charge is made for the packing or the package, except in the case of Plants, Seed Potatoes, Aspa- 

ragus, Seakale, and Rhubarb. A small charge will be made in these cases for the mat, hamper, etc., 
and, if returned, half-price will be allowed. 
XV. Fruit and Forest Trees, Soils, Wirework, Plant Cases and Stands, Chapman's ' ' Multum-in-Parvo " 
Exhibitors' Cut Flower Cases, Barr's Portable Cut Flower and Bouquet Transmission Cases, Garden 
Engines and Water Barrows, Flower Boxes, Jardinets, and Terra-C'otta, Rustic, China, and Glass 
goods — on these we do not allow carriage, and the packages are charged. 
XVI. Five per cent, is allowed on all payments made within one month from date of invoice. 
XVII. Post Office Orders to be made payable at King-street Post Office, Covent Garden, W.C. All cheques 
to be crossed, adding the words "and Co." Small amount", may be paid in Postage Stamps. 


XVIII. To insure attention, orders must be accompanied with a nmitlancc, a draft, or an "order to pay," on a 
London agent. The remittance must be sufficient to cover the expense of cases, and also of carriage, 
as when the freight is not paid in advance a heavy percentage is added to it by the Peninsular and 
Oriental Company and their agents. 

XIX. We pay postage on all "packets" of Flower Seeds sent to India and the Colonies, {provided the 
present restriction recently imposed by the Postal Authorities on merchandise at sample post rates be 
rescinded or not enforced.) 

XX. In shipping plants to India, great care is exercised by us in selecting, preparing, and properly packing 

the same, and our consignments have, on the whole, been very successful. Still, there are so many 
contingencies, that we cannot, in any way, hold ourselves responsible for the condition in which the 
plants reach their destination. 
XXI. Our successful shipments of seeds to India have led to several of the Agricultural and Horticultural 
Societies there intrusting us With the execution of orders for distribution amongst their members. 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 



Very few of these arc enumerated in the body of the Catalogue. 


Per pkt. 

s. d. 

1 ACTINELLA SCAPOSA, a charming hardy perennial of the Composite family, producing dwarf Armeria- 

like tufts of linear-lanceolate silvery -grey foliage ; 2 to 3 inches long, flowers in succession from early 
summer to a late period in autumn 1 o 

2 ADENOSTOMA FASCICULATUM, a fine white-flowering Spirnsa-like shrub from California, height 3 ft. 1 o 

3 AGARISTATA CALLIOPSIDLA. This plant for the last two years has been sold under the name Leptosyne 

maritima. It is a most desirable and very showy fragrant hardy annual, with delicate lemon-coloured 
flowers, 1^ ft o 6 

4 AGERATUM ARGENTEUM ; described as having long white leaves, blue flowers, and being distinct and 

pretty 1 o 

5 AGERATUM IMPERIAL DWARF. This plant cannot be too highly recommended. Its fine compact 

graceful habit, rich azure-blue colour, and profuse blooming, entitle it to a first place for bedding, 
height 1 ft is. and 2 6 

6 AGERATUM INCARNATUM NANUM, described as an exquisite dwarf variety, blooming during the 

winter, and valuable to cut for bouquets 1 o 

7 AGERATUM LIMENROTHI, described as having charming blue flowers, far excelling A. Mexicanum ... 1 o 

8 AGROSTEMMA CORONARIA ATROSANGUINEA, a new variety of the Rose Campion ; flowers purplish 

crimson, which, in combination with its silvery foliage, make it an important addition to our her- 
baceous plants, 2 ft 1 o 

9 AMARANTHUS ATROPURPUREUS. This species is from Calcutta, and is described as the most remark- 

able of the Amaranthus. " Imagine," says the introducer, " a mass of branches springing from the 
root, divided and subdivided in hundreds of stems, each terminating in a long cylindrical drooping 
raceme of the brightest purple, and you have an approximate idea of this fine acquisition. The 
leaves are small and nearly hidden by the mass of bloom. The tout ensemble of the plant may be 
compared to a burning sheaf," height 3 ft., diameter 1^ ft is. and 2 6 

10 AMARANTHUS BICOLOR OLBIENSIS, a French garden variety, obtained from A. bicolor, and distin- 

guishable from it in the stems being more rugged, the leaves being very long and well furnished, of a 
dark purple ; the centre or terminal leaves are in the form of rosettes of a bright blood-red colour ; 
the effect is unique, height about 3 ft is. and 2 6 

11 AMARANTHUS SALICIFOLIUS. The late Mr. John Gould Veitch brought seed of this remarkable 

annual from the Philippine Islands. The plant is of pyramidal growth, attaining a height of about 
3 feet, branching close to the ground ; the lower branches being from 10 to 15 inches in length, and 
extending in a horizontal position, the leaves being beautifully undulated, narrow, and, as its name 
indicates, willow-like. When in perfection the foliage is of a bright orange-red, forming plumes of 
the most elegant and picturesque appearance. We have seen no plant which will bear comparison 
with this in pots, for the decoration of the conservatory or dinner-table, or for the flower-garden, and 
the centres of beds ; also for grouping in beds cut out of the grass, the rich green of which will throw 
up the colour of the Amaranthus, so that, with' the sun's rays upon the plant, it would be almost im- 
possible to conjure up an effect so fine; in such a position the plant would look like garnets set in 
emerald is. 6d. and 2 6 

12 AMARANTHUS TRICOLOR GIGANTEUS, a Cochin China species, resembling A. tricolor, but more ma- 

jestic ; as the plant developes, the black-purple and green of the leaves change, and ultimately pre- 
sent an effect of bright scarlet and yellow, height about 4 feet 6d. and 1 o 

13 AMHERSTIA NOBILIS. We offer fresh seed received from India of this magnificent flowering tree, 

the cream of the Indian Flora 2 6 

14 ANTENNARIA ROEZLII, a North American plant of dwarf but upright growth, well furnished with 

leaves, and terminating in a large corymb of silvery-white everlasting flowers ; a fine pot plant, 1 ft. 1 o 

15 AQUILEGIA CALIFORNIA ROSEO-ALBO PLENISSIMA, rose with white centre, charming variety, 

height 2 ft i o 

16 ARALIA SACHALIENSIS, a hardy herbaceous ornamental magnificent foliage plant from Siberia ; the 

fern-like beautiful pinnate-decompound leaves are of gigantic size ; a noble addition to our hardy fine 
foliage plants. For beauty and general usefulness it rivals the well-known Bocconia japonica 1 o 

17 ARTEMISIA PONTICA, a hardy perennial, growing in dense bushes 1 ft. in height, foliage tomentose, 

finely cut, and of a silvery-green colour ; very neat edging plant 1 o 

18 ASTER, BISMARCK ; shining blood' red ; a beautiful new colour, with a remarkable satiny glazed 

surface, and with flowers of the Pseony Perfection type if. and 2 6 

19 ASTER, BOUQUET ELEGANTISSIMA ROSE ; a new colour in this fairy section of Asters is. and 2 6 


21 ASTER HORIZONTALIS, a North American Alpine species, a perfectly hardy perennial, flowers pure 

white, with bright crimson-scarlet, very profuse flowering 1 o 

22 ASTER, IMPROVED ROSE, azure blue, red-lilac and white ; separate or in mixture each 2 6 

23 ASTER, NEW VICTORIA HONEYCOMB, CARMINE ROSE, an exquisite introduction, flowers the 

most perfect ; habit, a graceful pyramid 2 6 

24 ASTER, NEW VICTORIA QUILLED, BRILLIANT CARMINE ; its habit is that of a beautiful pyramid,' 

while the flowers are exquisitely quilled ■ 2 6 

25 ASTRAGALUS MARIANUS. Roezl found this hardy herbaceous perennial in Texas, at an elevation 

of 6000 ft. ; flowers lilac, foliage white and silky, height ih ft 1 o 

26 BEET, NEW CRIMSON-LEAVED. In the whole range of foliage plants there is nothing to equal this in 

beauty and effect for flower-beds, but especially for ribbons and long lines ; the leaves rich crimson, 
upright and slightly arched, of uniform growth ; when lit up by the sun's rays their refulgent, rich, 
luminous beauty can only be realized whenseen in position per oz., is. 6d., 1 o 


oq pi^ 1 * 1 ^ ^EARCEII I These new Begonias are of the first importance, ornamental I 1 o 

o« S522 NIA Ros ^ F LORA }■ alike for their beautiful flowers, and for their very elegant-^ 2 6 



32 BEGONIA ECHINOSEPLA, a half shrubby species from Santa Catarina, forming handsome well 

branched bushes, with obliquely heart-shaped leaves, which above are glossy light green, and 
underneath purple ; flowers white, disposed in umbel-like panicles, flowering profuselv throughout 

the summer; considered an extremely handsome novelty is. and 


1 o 

2 6 

4 [Barr and Sugden, 

Per pkt. 

■ . s. d. 

33 BEGONIA HAAGEANA ; the introducer-describes this as by far the finest cross yet effected between 

Begonia Boliviensis and Begonia Pearcei, in habit, brilliancy of colour, profusion of bloom and 
hardiness. It attains a height of about 2 ft., and is much branched, flowering in the greatest 
profusion from the beginning of July to the end of the season ; flowers lively vermilion-orange, 
resembling B. Boliviensis, and the foliage in the way of B. Pearcei 2 6 

34 CAIUPANULA LACINIATA, a fine perennial from Greece, described thus by Tournefort :— "The finest 

Campanula of the Archipelago, 2 ft. high, and forming a round shrubby plant, tufted and 
branched from the base, its radical' leaves 8 inches long by 2 to 2^ inches wide, and deeply cut, like 
those of the common Groundsel, very shiny, and covered with white veins, flowers produced at 
the end of the stermof'a bell-shape, a rare and curious plant." 1 0 

35 CANAVALIA GLADIATA, a rapid stove climber, with handsome bunches of pea-shaped flowers, per seed 

CARNATIONS, where there is a demand for cut flowers these cannot be too highly valued. A reserve 

1 o 

piece of ground in large establishment^ should be devoted to them and kindred plants, where 
flowers may be gathered ad libittwi, without trespassing upon the arrangements of the dress-garden. 
From the seed we offer, a very large 1 percentage comes double, while all are deliciously fragrant. 

36 CARNATIONS from choicest stage flowers, 2 s. 6d. and 3 6 

37 CARNATIONS from choicest clove-scented varieties is. 6d. and 3 6 

38 CASSIA BLUMENAVIA ; this plant discovered by Dr. Blumenau in Santa Catarina, is described by 

him as a magnificent plant, with large pinnate foliage, flowers in densely set racemes, 1 foot in 
' 'length, of a golden yellow, passing into orange 1 o 

39 CENTAUREA CLEMENTI (magnifica), a grand silvery foliage herbaceous perennial is. and 2 6 

49 CHRYSANTHEMUM GRANDIFLORUM, GOLDEN ; the habit is that of C. tricolor, with flowers twice 

as large, and of a deep golden colour, with dark velvety oval-shaped centre, 2 ft 6d. and 1 o 

41 CINERARIA ACANTHIFOLIA "\ Cineraria maritima is a universal favourite : its fine silvery foliage f x 0 


43 CINERARIA ASPLENIFOLIA I its reputation, and promises to be a first class white foliage plaat. J 1 0 

• a a fTWPP aptA T ACTR ZFWVT T A I The new varieties offered for the first time have not yet, been j 

•±* LAOiivAiwiUA ... j grown in this country, but having seen leaves of several of them, I ••• 1 O 

45 CINERARIA MARITIMA CANDIDISSIMA J we have no hesitation in recommending them to our customers. is & 2 6 

46 COLLINSIA VIOLACEA ; this fine introduction is the counterpart of the lovely Collinsia verna, the 

colour of the flowers being reversed. In Verna, the rich blue is on the upper petals, while in 
Viclacca the rich blue, is on the lower petals. The present introduction has an advantage over 
Verna, inasmuch as it may be sown iff spring or autumn ; while Verna will only vegetate when sown 
in early aujiumn, height 1 ft 1 o 

47 CORETHROQYNE SPATHULATA ; a neat hardy perennial Composite, closely allied to the Aster ; it grows 

in low tufts, rarely exceeding 1 ft. in height, and w ith numerous flower stems more or less branched, 
each branch bearing a large showy flower-head nearly 2 inches in diameter, flowers purple-lilac 
w ith yellow disc produced during the entire summer. Sown early, flowers freely the first season 1 o 

48 CORONILLA VIMINALIS, from Morocco, a remarkably fine species, with ornamental pink and white 

flowers, forming a fine contrast to the other species in cultivation, which are mostly yellow 1 o 

49 CRAMBE FILIFORMIS, a pretty hardy annual from Patagonia, the branches gracefully recurved and 

covered with pure white flowers, which give the plant a snow-white aspect 1 o 

50 DELPHINIUM NUDICAULE ; as an introduction, this scarlet perennial Larkspur is of the first import- 

ance ; unlike D. cardinale, which was introduced some years since, it is of a fine constitution and 
perfectly hardy, and we have no doubt, with the very high class Delphiniums now in cultivation, we 
shall have an intermingling of colours, which will add an entirely new charm to these the finest and 
most effective of our herbaceous plants, height 1 ft." to 3 ft. is. and 2 6 

51 DELPHINIUM M. LE BIHAN, height 3 ft., centre flower-spike 18 inches long, surrounded by many 

lateral spikes ; flowers large, very double, and so closely set as to impart to the spike the effect of a 
beautiful double Hyacinth, colour purplish blue shaded with bronze ; habit very robust, with clean 
fresh foliage 1 o 

52 DELPHINIUM NAHAMAH, height 4 feet, centre flower-spike 18 inches long, surrounded by numerous 

lateral flower-spikes, these branching from the plant to within a foot of the ground ; flowers very 
large, single, set close on the spikes, colour dark blue, suffused with bronze and black centre 1 o 

53 DELPHINIUM MRS. GERARD LEIGH, height 31 ft., centre flower-spike 18 inches long, surrounded by 

many lateral flo wer-s pikes, flowers single of a fine azure blue, with white centre 1 o 

54 DIANTHUS HEDDEWIGII NANUS ROSEUS, not exceeding 6 inches in height, valuable for edgings 

and flower beds ; flowers bright rose, dark centre is. and 2 6 

55 DIANTHUS IMPERIALIS COMPACTUS ROSEUS PLENISSIMUS, fine double flowers of a beautiful rose 

colour, dark centre, height 8 inches is. and 2 6 

56 DIPTERACANTHUS GRANDIFLORUS, a fine herbaceous perennial of the Acanthacece family, nearly, 

if not quite hardy, and recommended as a dwarf bedding plant ; flowers dark purple, produced in 
bunches with double large lobed corollas 1 o 

57 ECHIUM POMPONICUM, a fine border biennial with a strong, upright, unbranched stem, producing 

bunches of flowers from base to apex, height 6 ft 6d. and 1 o 

58 EUDIANTHE PUSILLA, a pretty dwarf annual, with small glossy grass-green linear foliage in tufts, 

covered with red-lilac flowers, which are produced throughout the season, height 6 inches 1 o 

59 EUPHORBIA PANDURATA, a curious and not uninteresting pot plant, with violin-shaped leaves, the 

small flowers surrounded by blood-red spotted bracts, imparting a singular effect to the plant. 1 ft. 10 

60 GAILLARDIA PICTA SALMON-ROSE, described as very novel and uniform, blooming very freely, 6d. 8c 1 o 
GERANIUMS. These are now pre-eminently our bedding plants, a?id we depend much upon them for the 

decoration of the flower garden. It may not be generally known to the amateur that plants from seed 
sown early in spring will be decorative throughout the summer months ; and not only this, but new 
varieties may be raised even by those who have no better convenience than a cucumber frame. We 
have devoted ourselves specially to the procuring of seed fro?n the most eminent growers from flowers 
which have been fertilized, and are certain to yield varieties of great excellence. We therefore strongly 
recommend the following : — 









69 GERANIUM HIBBERD S MAGNIFICENT ZONALES, a strain of extraordinary merit 2/6 and 3 6 

70 GLOXINIA, choice mixed. We can recommend this with great confidence, having been saved from 

all the best varieties of horizontal, erect, and drooping, including such varieties as Rose d' Amour, 

Sir Hugo, Prince Teck, Count Leminghi, etc f/- and 2 6 

12, King Street, Coven t Garden, 1872.] 5 

Per pkt 
8. d. 

71 GODETIA ALBA, the flowers of this variety are pure white, and the habit is graceful 6d. and 1 o 

72 GODETIA REPTANS COMPACTA PURPUREA, a compact variety of this charming trailing section of 

Godetia 6d. and 1 o 

73 GODETIA SCHAMINII NOVERTIANA, a very remarkable novelty, with flowers of a rosy white, stained 

with large crimson-purple spots in the centre 6d. and 1 o 

74 GODETIA, " THE BRIDE,' CRIMSON SPOTTED, an exceedingly beautiful variety 6d. and 1 o 

75 HELICHRYSUM BRACTEATUM DWARF BRONZE COLOURED, the flowers of this beautiful variety 

are charming in winter bouquets 6d. and 1 o 

76 HESPERIS SPECIOSA, this hardy perennial we offer advisedly ; the introducer states that he is unac- 

quainted with its nativity, but our botanical authorities give a Hesperis speciosa from Siberia, and 
describe it as rosy purple, and ^ ft. high. The present plant is described by the introducer as "i^ft. high, 
with leaves of a glossy green, the flower stem ending in numerous bunches of dark lilac flowers." 
The flowers are single, but the introducer expects that by cultivation a race of double varieties 
may be obtained, which will form a grand acquisition to bedding plants 1 o 

77 HIBISCUS SPINULOSUS, a half-hardy Malvaceous perennial, with a spiny stem, heart-shaped leaves, 

and rose-violet flowers, the calyx of which is covered with bristly hairs, a curious and ornamental 
plant, height ih ft 1 o 

78 IPOMOZA OCULATA half-hardy annual climber for the conservatory or flower-garden, leaves heart- 

shaped, flowers pink with purple eye, produced in bunches, and resembling the flowers of Convolvulus 
althceoides 1 o 

79 LANTANA URTICIFORMIS, a beautiful half-hardy perennial, with flowers of a bright orange red, like 

the other Lantanas, flowering the first season ; it is anticipated that this species will prove a good 

bedding plant, height 1 ft 1 o 

SO LATHYRUS ODORATUS, FAIRY QUEEN, a variety of Sweet Pea, with a bright, satiny flesh colour, 

margined white 1 o 

LOBELIA. No plant in the /lower garden is more usef ul than the Lobelia, or required for so great a 
variety of purposes. 

81 LOBELIA ERINUS CRYSTAL PALACE COMPACTA intense blue ; of all the Pumila section of 

Lobelia none equals this in habit, profusion of bloom and effect ; it is better known under the 
name of Pumila grandiflora, \i\ is. and 2 6 

82 LOBELIA ERINUS EMPEROR WILLIAM, this variety resembles the Lobelia Crystal Palace compacta 

in habit ; the flowers are, however, pure azure blue, and the plant is very effective in edgings 1 6 

83 LOBELIA ERINUS SPECIOSA ERECTA, of a fine Pumila variety, 4 to 5 inches high, forming a densely 

compact tuft, covered with a profusion of deep blue, white-centred flowers 1 6 

34 LOBELIA ERINUS SPECIOSA SUPERBA, rich bright blue, the finest of all the Speciosa section, is. and 2 6 

85 LOBELIA ERINUS STRICTA MULTIFLORA, of a fine vigorous bushy habit, the individual flowers 

large, and of a rich azure blue, with conspicuous white centre 1 6 

86 LOBELIA HETEROPHYLLA MAJOR ALBA, pure white, I f t ) The .hree varieties named belong to ( x o 

87 LOBELIA HETEROPHYLLA MAJOR ATROVIOLACEA, deep violet, 1 ft. VceedfnoU 0 WuwTeith'r for the{ 1 o 

88 LOBELIA HETEROPHYLLA MAJOR NANA, dark blue, f ft j flower -garden or for pot-culture. ( 1 0 

89 LYTHRUM FLEXUOSUM, described as " having a neat appearance and growing in a pyramidal 

form, about 2 feet high" o 6 

90 MARIGOLD, USHER'S PRIZE FRENCH. Last year we could only give the introducer's own de- 

scription — " I have been improving this plant for upwards of twenty- five years, and think I 
have now got it to perfection." It is with no small degree of pleasure that we confirm the estimate 
that the raiser put forth of his flower. For many years we have grown Marigolds, but in no single 
instance have we seen amongst the doubles so large a proportion of high-class flowers, each 
flower having the ray petals developed to the centre, smooth, even, and uniform, the flowers of 
large size, and with fine rich colours. We recommend the seed (which has been saved by us from 
these high-class flowers) to those who grow this plant for exhibition purposes, or who admire the 
Marigold is. and 2 6 

91 MATRICARIA EXIMIA GRANDIFLORA, this is the best form of the beautiful double white 

Pyrethrum, so much prized in the flower garden, and to cut for bouquets 6d. and 1 o 


and the most giant form of it ; the flower spikes are very large is. and 2 6 


with a dwarfer habit, very vigorous and symmetrical in growth, having thick bunches of reddish 
flowers is. and 2 6 

94 MIGNONETTE PYRAMIDALIS, the robust growth of this variety, and the crimson tint of its flowers 

indicate it as the most distinct of all, and the most desirable for forming Tree Mignonette in pots. 
It is sold under a variety of names, such as New Crimson, Ameliorata, Pyramidata, etc. Xos. 92 
and 93 are selections from this variety r o 

95 MIMULUS DUPLEX ATRO-PURPUREUS, Hose-in-Hose, dark purplish maroon colour 1 6 

96 MIMULUS DUPLEX NIGRO-MARMORATUS, Hose-in-Hose, golden yellow marbled blackish maroon 1 6 

97 MIMULUS ROEZLII : Mr. Roezl found this species in the regions of' the Sierra Nevada, in Mexico ; 

the habit is similar to M. cupreus ; the flowers are bright vellow, the throat spotted with crimson ... 1 6 

98 NEMOPHILA INSIGNIS LILACINA, pale lilac, delicate and beautiful 6d. and 1 o 

99 NIGELLA DAMASCENA PURE WHITE, the flowers are free from the usual bluish tint ; this is one 

of the varieties of the well-known plant which is known under the soubriquet of Love-in-a-Mist, 

or Devil-in-a-Bush 6d. and 1 o 

100 NOLANA LANCEOLATA, BLUE, \ These are charming plants in the flower borders, in j 6d. and 1 o 

101 NOLANA LANCEOLATA, VIOLET ] beds, and on rockwork \ 6d. and 1 o 

102 OENOTHERA GIGANTEA, this gigantic annual is an introduction of Mr. Roezl's ; it is in the style of 

CEnothera Lamarckiana, but attains a height of 20 feet, throwing up immense spikes of clear yellow 
flowers ; recommended for sub-tropical effect, for shrubberies, or semi-wild situations 6d. and 1 o 

103 PANSY, NEW DARK VIOLET BLUE, described as having large blossoms, and good substance ; is a 

free bloomer, and fine for bedding is. and 2 6 

104 PAP AVER SETIGERUM, a species of Poppy, intermediate between the dwarf French and the Som- 

niferous varieties, with fine violet flowers spotted dark purple, height 2 ft 6d. and 1 o 

105 PENTSTEMON, PORTER S NEW ENGLISH HYBRID VARIETIES are beyond all praise ; for size 

of flower, rich variety of colour, and fine habit, they have been certificated by the Floral Committee 
of the Royal Horticultural Society, and cannot fail to be of great service as cut flowers for vases and 
table bouquets, and for the adornment of the flower garden for months in succession. In mixture, is. & 2 6 

106 PENTSTEMON VERTICILLATUM, this fine species was discovered on the Rocky Mountains, at an 

altitude of upwards of 6, 000 feet ; flowers of a light violet-blue, in compact racemes, a valuable 
herbaceous plant ; height 1 ft 1 o 

107 PETUNIA, NEW FRINGED VARIETIES, these are described as in great variety of colour, with 

beautifully fringed flowers is. and 2 6 

6 \Barr and Sugden, 

" Per pkt. 
s. d. 

108 PHLOX DRUMMONDII AMABILIS, deep rose, dark centre i 6 

109 PHLOX DRUMMONDII FORMOSA, purplish scarlet, black eve i 6 

110 PYRETHRUM GOLDEN FEATHER. This plant, we feel, cannot be placed too prominently before our 

readers. It is truly the gardener and amateur's friend, always to be depended upon whether in 
the formation of the most minute and elaborate designs or for edging or ribboning on the most extensive 
scale. It is only a question of having plants of the right size, and this is to be attained by repeated 
sowings. It is perfectly hardy, and in the spring flower garden the hue is so golden as to suggest 
to one's mind that, in passing. through Nature's laboratory, the precious metal had been freely 
used in imparting to this plant a colour so like the refined auriferous metal of other lands ...6d., is.,& 2 6 

111 RIVINA HERBACEA. This plant has been introduced from South America ; the flowers are insigni- 

ficant, but are succeeded by bright red berries, which impart a very pretty effect. The plant is 
recommended for pot culture, and will be prized for table decoration, height ft 1 0 

112 SALPIGLOSSIS NIGER, described as "decidedly black, and of a distinct character ; very decorative for 

pots, and for the flower garden " 6d. and 1 o 

113 SALVIA CAMPHORATA, another of Roezl's American plants ; the leaves said to be as white as those 

of Centaurea candidissima, which will make the plant valuable as a contrast in shrubbery borders, 
and for intermixing with herbaceous plants. The leaves, when handled, emit a strong camphor 
odour, height 5 ft 1 o 

114 SCABIOSA MAJOR COMPACTA ATRO-PURPUREA The habit of this plant is elegant, being com- 

pact and more erect than the older variety, producing abundance of velvety dark purple flowers, 6d. and 1 c 

115 SCABIOSA NANA STRIATA FLORE PLENO, a very beautiful striped variety of the new large-flowered 

Dwarf Scabiosa, a beautiful plant.for flower-beds and borders 1 o 

116 SEDUM MAXIMOWICZII, a perfectly hardy biennial from Japan, forming large dense heads of yellow 

flowers, height ih ft 1 c> 

117 SOLANUM HiEMATOCARPUM. This Brazilian plant resembles in all respects S. pyracanthum, the 

Fire-Thorn of Madagascar, but the flowers are purple, white inside, and twice as large, and are suc- 
ceeded by the richest blood-red berries. For conservatories and table decoration the plant will be 
ornamental, and will be found valuable where a select sub-tropical effect is aimed at, height 3 ft. 1 c 

118 STOCK, LARGE-FLOWERED TEN- WEEK, BRILLIANT CRIMSON ROSE, colour rich and distinct, and 

flowers very double 2 6 

119 STOCK, NEWEST VICTORIA TEN- WEEK, described as "a magnificent new class ; from one common 

calyx come two distinct globular flowers, and these are formed into large, dense flower-spikes ; the 
plant is very robust, compact, and branched, crowded with rocket-like trusses of flowers " 2 6 

120 SWEET WILLIAM, PURE WHITE, most people know the fleeting character of the Sweet William, and 

will readily appreciate one which will produce pure white flowers 6d. and 1 £,■ 

121 TELLANDSIA GIGANTEA. Mr. Roezl discovered this species on the western range of the Cordilleras 

of South America, at an altitude of 4000 feet, and describes it as a scarce plant in its native district, 
and of gigantic size, throwing up flower stems 14 feet in height, and presenting a pyramid of flowers 
10 to 12 feet in length is. and 2 6. 

122 TROPiEOLUM TOM-THUMB, BRONZE, another addition to a most important class of dwarf Nastur- 

tiums, which supplements our bedding plants when there is deficiency or failure is. and 2 6 

123 VERBENA HYBRIDA ROSEA, described as "the most charming and richly flowered of the Verbenas 

now in cultivation ; of a verv compact dwarf habit, and comes true from seed " is. and 2 6< 

124 VIOLA CORNUTA, BLUE PERFECTION ; for the flower garden it would be impossible to speak too 

highly of this charming plant, blooming continuously throughout the spring and summer 
months xs. and 2 6 

125 VIOLA LUTEA MAJOR, the largest of the yellow Violas, and a mass of golden blossom from the 

earliest period of spring till autumn ij-. and 2 6 

126 XERANTHEMUM TOM THUMB, WHITE ; a very decorative plant, and the flowers valuable to cut for 

bouquets 6d. and 1 o 

127 ZAUSCHNERIA SPECIES : Roezl found this on the Sierra Nevada. It grows in nice round tufts, 

which are covered with bright scarlet flowers 2 6- 

128 ZINNIA HAAGEANA FLORE PLENO. This is a double form of the beautiful Zinnia Mexicana so 

much admired. It is a novelty of great merit ; besides its decorative effect in the flower-garden, the 
flowers will be valuable to cut for bouquets ; they are of a beautiful deep orange, finely margined 
with deep golden yellow is. and 2 6 

129 ZINNIA HAAGEANA GRANDIS. This is a variety of the single Zinnia Mexicana, but nearly twice 

the size in all its parts ; a valuable decorative border plant 1 o 


130 ACANTHUS LONGIFOLIUS, a fine species, leaves about 2% ft. long, height ^\ft o 6 

131 ACONITUM SIISETXSE, fiowers intense bright blue, a stately plant, 4 to 6 fit o 6 

132 ANCHUSA ITALICA, a grand plant for naturalization and semi-wild places, 4/? o 3 

133 ANTIRRHINUM MULTIFLORUM, a fine variety, densely covered with rose and white flowers, \ ft. ... o 6 

134 APOCYNUM ATXBROSJEMIYOLIJJM, flowers pale red, emitting a grateful perfume, and trapping great 

numbers of flies, a curious plant, worthy of cultivation o 6 

135 ASTRANTIA CA&KlQLlGk, flowers pink striped and in umbels, an exceedingly effective plant o 6 

136 BLITUM CAPITATUM (STRAWBERRY SPINACH), a nice plant for rockwork o 3 

137 CACALIA COCCINEA, this seed, when brought under the microscope, is full of interest o 3 

138 CAMPANULA ZOYSII, a most charming Alpine Campanula, with deep blue flowers, \ft. o 6 

139 CAMPANULA TURBINATA, a splendid Campanula of very dwarf growth, and with flowers as large as 

C. Carpatica, \ft : o 6 

140 CEPHALARIA TARTARIC A, a majestic plant for semi-wild situations, 4 // o 3 

141 CHAMJEMELUM SERRATIFOLIUM, a fine rock plant, with a powerful aromatic odour, \ft o 6 

142 CLEOME INTEGRIFOLIA, an effective plant, with smooth trifoliate leaves, and small violet flowers ... o 6 

143 COCCOCYPSELUM DISCOLOR, a very interesting stove plant for hanging baskets 1 o 

144 DIANTHUS CRUENTUS, a very effective species, with large heads of blood- red flowers, \\ft o 6 

145 DIANTHUS SYLVESTRIS, a fine perennial species, with red flowers, ift o 6 

146 DIGITALIS GRANDIFLORA, the lai ge-flowet ed, yellow Foxglove, 3ft o 6 

147 DRABA AIZOON, a charming little Alpine, clothed with golden yellow flowers, \ft o 6 

148 DRYAS OCTOPETALA, a fine recumbetit, close-growing rock plant, with large white flowers o 6 

149 EPILOBIUM DADON^I, a showy border plant with deep rose flowers, \\ ft o 6 

150 ERODIUM MANESCAVI, a charming plant for borders and rock-zoork, with magenta-rose flowers ... o 6 

151 FUNKIA MARGINATA, a fine border plant, prized equally for its flowers and foliage © 6 

152 GERANIUM LANCASTRIENSE, a fine plant for borders and rock-work o 6 

153 GRINDELLIA HIRSUTULA, a fine border plant with beautiful glossy yellow flowers, xh ft o 6 

154 HIERACEUM AURANTIACUM, a fine distinct dwarf Composite plant, deep orange, 1 ft o 6 

12, King Street, Coven t Garden, 1872.] 7 Pcrpkt. 

s. u. 

155 INULA HELENIUM (ELECAMPANE), a fine border plant with eUgant foliage, ii ft o 6 

156 JASIONE HUMILIS, a w/V* little Alpine plant, flowers blue, \ ft o 6 

157 LATHYRUS VENOSUS, a fine climber, with white and red flowers o 6 

158 LEUCOCARPUS ALATUS, a winter-berrying stave plant 1 o 

159 LOPHANTHUS ANISATUS, a fine herbaceous plant with blue fragrant flowers o 6 

160 LYCHNIS VISCARIA ALBA, a fine herbaceous plant for the flower border, 1 ft o 6 

161 MALVA ALCEA, a strong growing perennial with rosy purple flowers, a fine border plant, 3 ft o 6 

162 MALVA MORENI, a very ornamental border plant, with pretty delicate coloured rose flowers, 2 ft. ... o 6 

163 MUSSCHEA WOLLASTONII, a fine campanulaceous plant with pale yel lota flowers, h. h. p.; a£ ft o 6 

164 ONOBRYCHIS AURANTIACA, an effective herbaceous plant for semi-wild situations o 6 

165 ONONIS NATRIX, flowers yellcnv, veined red, suitable for banks and flower borders, i\ft o 6 

166 ONOPORDON ACAULE, a' dwarf thistle, with purple flowers, height \jt o 3 

167 P^ONY, choice mixed herbaceous varieties 1 o 

168 PAP AVER LATERITIA, a handsome orange Poppy, densely clothed with rigid white hairs, i\ft o 6 

169 PAPAVER YILOSUM, foliage pale green, flowers deep orange with white spots, 1$ ft o 6 

170 PELARGONIUM COOPERII, the foliage of this plant is prettily marked with a dark zone (new) 1 o 

171 PENTSTEMON PROCERUM, a pretty Alpine species, with pale blue flowers, \ft ' o 6 

172 PHYTEUMA LIMONIIFOLIUM, an Alpine evergreen shrub, \ft o 6 

173 SAXIFRAGA SPATHULATA, a pretty rock-plant, flowers white, \ ft 0 6 

174 SIDA MALVIFLORA, a fine border plant, with blush flowers, 2 ft o 6 

175 SILENE ALPESTRIS, a pretty little rock-plant, with white flowers, \ft o 6 

176 SILENE QUADRIDENTATA, another pretty Silene for rock-work, flowers white, \ft o 6 

177 VITTADINIA TRILOBATA, the pretty Utile Australian daisy, \ ft o 6 


in our Experimental Grounds the following Stocks proved the most worthy of cultivation , and being of different 
heights, are suitable for the varions styles of Gardening for which these are so admirably adapted. 
Large-flowering German Dwarf Ten-Week Stock, height 1 ft. 
For medium-sized beds of one colour, or of mixed colours, this variety is j>y far the best. 

s. d. s. d. 

201 16 Splendid varieties 3 6 | 209 Splendid intense crimson, new, sufficient for 

202 16 ,, smaller packets 2 01 large bed 2 6 

203 12 ,, 2 6 [ 210 ,, wallflower leaved ,, ... 2 6 

"204 12 ,, smaller packets 1 6 j 211 ,, yellow, rose tinted ,, ,, ... 2 6 

205 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 26] 212 ,, nankeen yellow ,, ,, ... 2 6 

206 ,, scarlet, ,, ,, 26! 213 ,, rose, very beautiful ,, ,, ... 26 

207 ,, purple ,, ,, 261 214 ,, new canary -yellow ,, ,, ... 26 

208 ,, white ,, ,, 261 215 ,, mixed, including the colours named 2 6 

New Dwarf Bouquet Miniature German Ten-Week Stock, height 9 inches. 

Habit compact and densely branched, suitable for small beds and edgings. 

216 6 Splendid varieties 2 6 219 Splendid crimson, sufficient for a large bed 2 6 

217 6 ,, smaller packets 1 6 220 violet ,, ,, ... 2 6 

218 Splendid m ixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 221 ,, rose ,, 26 

New Giant, or Tree Ten-Week Stock, height 2 ft. 

The flower spikes are massive, generally 18 inches long, a?id the blossoms about 2\ inches in diameter. 
Admirable for large beds, vine, shrubbery, and large flower borders. 

222 6 Splendid varieties o> 6 I 225 Splendid crimson, sufficient for a large bed 2 6 

223 6 ,, smaller packets 2 o 226 dark blue ,, ,, ... 2 6 

224 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 2 6 | 227 ,, white ,, ,, ... 2 6 

Large Flowering Globe Pyramidal Ten-Week Stock, height 2 ft. 

New and entirely distinct and beautiful, in size and shape unsurpassed, elegantly bearing a massive 
pyra?nid of flowers ; for mixed borders and large beds very desirable. 

228 12 Splendid varieties 3 6 

229 12 ,, smaller packets 2 o 

230 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

231 Splendid crimson, sufficient for a large bed 2 6 

232 ,, purple ,, ,, ... 2 6 

233 ,, white ,, ,, ... 2 6 

Large-flowered Imperial or Perpetual Flowering German Stock, height lh ft. 

If sown in March this is a splendid Autumn blooming Stock ; and if sown in J une or July, it flowers magnificently 
the following June, and continues throughout the season. 

234 10 Splendid varieties 2 6 

235 10 ,, smaller packets 1 6 

236 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

237 ,, scarlet ,, 26 

238 Splendid violet, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

239 ,, white ,, ,, ... 2 6 

240 „ dark blood-red, a new magnificent 
variety is. 6d. and 3 6 

Brompton, or Winter German Stock, height, 2 ft. 

A fine robust branching variety, which should be sown in June or July to flower the folio-wing season. 

241 12 Splendid varieties 3 6 

242 12 ,, smaller packets 2 o 

243 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 2 6 

244 ,, scarlet „ ,, ... 2 6 

245 Splendid purple, sufficient for a large bed... 2 6 

246 ,, white ,, ,, ... 2 6 

247 3 New splendid bouquet varieties 1 6 

248 ,, ,, mixed and 2 6 

^ New Hybrid Giant Brompton, or Winter Giant Cape Stock, height, 2\ ft. 

Th is sort is characterized by its immense pyramidal spikes of bloom ; should be sown in June or July. 

249 6 Splendid varieties , 2 6 I 252 Splendid scarlet, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

250 6 „ smaller packets 1 6 | 253 ,, purple „ ,, ... 2 6 

251 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 2 6 ( 254 ,, white ,, ,, ... 2 6 

Covent Garden Intermediate Stock, height 1 ft. 

This Stock is of a fine dwarf habit, and is extensively cultivated for the supply of Covent Garden Market, 
during May and J 'une, when it constitutes a principal feature in furnishing jardinets, window-boxes, flower, 
■beds, etc., during ''the London Season." Sown in July, few, if any Stocks make a more effective early summer 
display, and sown early in Spring they are useful for autumn flowering. 

255 Splendid scarlet u. and 2 6 I 257 Splendid white is. and 2 6 

256 ,, purple is. and 2 6 | 258 ., mixed u. and 2 6 

East Lothian Stock, height 1 ft. 
This is a remarkably fine branching variety in the way of the Intermediate Stock, but more robust. 

259 Splendid purple and 2 6 I 261 Splendid scarlet is. and 2 6 

260 ,, white is. and 2 6 | 262 ,, mixed 2 6 


[Barr and Sugden, 


In our Experimental Grounds we have grown a complete collection of the Asters offered by continental 
growers, and those we enumerate were selected by us as the most suitable for English gardens. For large beds, 
the Poeony Perfection, Hamburgh Prize Paeony Perfection, Victoria, Cockade, and Improved Hedgehog, are 
the most desirable. For medium-sized beds, ribbons, etc., the Dwarf Chrysanthemum, Dwarf Victoria, and the 
Schiller Dwarf Pyramidal are the finest, being dwarf, compact, and of even growth, bearing their flowers con- 
spicuously. To cut for bouquets, the Imbrique Pompon, and Dwarf Bouquet Elegantissima, are the best 
adapted, their flowers ranging from the size of a florin to that of a five shilling piece, perfect models in 
shape, and exquisite in colour. 

Hamburgh New Prize Paeony Perfection Aster, height 1£ ft. 

The varieties in this collection are of the highest type of the P&ony Aster as recognized by the Royal Horticul- 
tural Society. 1 he habit of the plant is excellent : the flowers are remarkable for their fine quality and perfect 
form, their large size, and rich and pure colours. For exhibition purposes they are unquestionably the best, 
having, at the Hamburgh Exhibition of 1869, received the prize for Pccony Asters. 

d. 9. d. 

267 Splendid crimson sufficient for a large bed... 2 6 

268 .. dark blue ., , 26 


263 15 Splendid varieties 3 6 

264 15 ,, smaller packets 2 o 

165 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

269 ,, pure rose ,, ,, 26 

266 ,, white, ,, ,, 2 6 j 270 ,, mixed, from the four colours 2 6 

Truffaut's Pseony-flowered Perfection Aster, height lh ft. 

This is a plazit of tine habit with large flowers, remarkably handsome in colour and form. 

271 20 Splendid varieties 5 6 

272 20 ,, smaller packets ^ o 

273 12 „ ~ 6 

274 12 ,, smaller packets 


275 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

276 Splendid crimson, sufficient for a large bed 2 6 

277 dark blue ,, ,, ... 2 6 

278 ,, white . ,, ,, ... 2 6 

279 ,, bright rose ,, ,,...26 

280 ,, mixed, from the above colours 2 6 

New Victoria large flowered Imbrique Aster, height 1^ ft. 

It would be impossible to sfcak too highly of this most magnificent Aster, flozoers large, perfc&tly double, imbricated 
and globular, habit that of an elegant pyramid, with from 10 to 20 flowers on a plant. 

281 12 Splendid varieties 3 6 

282 12 ,, smaller packets 2 o 

283 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

284 Splendid dark blue, sufficient for a large bed 2 6 

285 crimson ,, ,, ... 2 6 

286 ,, white ,, ,, ... 2 6 

Truffaut's New Imbrique Pompon Aster, height lh ft. 

The flowers of these are of the most perfect form, and being small and neat, are admirable for bouquets. 

287 1 2 Splendid varieties 2 

288 12 ,, ,, smaller packets 1 6 

289 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

290 Splendid violet, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

291 ,, crimson ,, ,, ... 2 6 

292 „ white ,, ,, ... 2 6 

New Cockade, or Crown Aster, height 2 ft. 

An attractive section , each flower having a large xohite centre, surrounded with purple, crimson, lavender, rose, 
or brownish-purple petals, and these again resting on a green fringe, produce a fine effect. 

293 7 Splendid varieties 2 6 I 296 Splendid criznson, with white centre, suffi- 

294 7 ,, smaller packets 1 6 cient for a large bed 1 6 

295 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 o | 297 Splendid purple, with white centre „ „ 16 

New Perfection Pyramidal Hedgehog Aster, height 1\ ft. 

A most beautiful Aster for flower borders ; flozoers large and handsome, colours and form very striking. 

298 7 Splendid varieties 2 6 

299 7 ,, smaller packets 1 6 

300 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

301 Splendid white, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

302 ,, carmine rose ,, ,, 26 

303 ,, dark violet „ „ 26 

The "Schiller'' New Pyramid Bouquet Perfection Aster, height 1^ ft. 

This exquisite new Aster greatly excels in elegance and regularity of habit the old Pyramid Bouquet. 
304 Splendid white is. and 2 6 | 305 Splendid dark carmine and white ... \s. and 2 6 

Truffaut's New Dwarf Chrysanthemum-flowered Aster, height 10 in. 

This Aster grows to the uniform height of 10 inches, with flowers 3 to 4 inches in diameter, and produced zn 
such profusion as entirely to hide the foliage ; it flowers later than the other Asters, and is a valuable succession for 
autumn-flowering in beds, ribbons, or in pots. 

306 12 Splendid varieties 3 6 

307 12 ,, smaller packets 2 o 

308 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 2 6 

309 Splendid brilliant 7-ose, sufficientforalargebed 2 6 

310 ,, dark blue ,, ,, 26 

311 ,, pure white ,, ,, 26 

Dwarf Bouquet Elegantissima, height 6 in. 

The Lilliputian of Asters, but by no means insignificant ; the colours are the most charming, the shape of the 
flower the most perfect, and the habit the most desirable ; a perfect gem for small beds. 

312 9 Splendid varieties 2 6 

313 9 ,, ,, smaller packets 1 6 

314 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 2 6 

315 Carmine, sufficient for a large bed 2 6 

316 Pure white ,, ,, 2 6 

317 Dark blue, (new) small packet 2 6 

New Dwarf Victoria Aster, height 10 in. 

Flowers large and of the same fine quality as large-flowered Victoria, but of the uniform height 10 inches. 
318 4 Splendid varieties 2 o | 319 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 26 

New German Emperor Aster, height 12 in. 

Flowers very large, and of the most perfect form, ray petals to the centre, and of the highest type of the Pccony 
Aster ; the plant is of robust growth, dwarf and compact. 

320 8 Splendid varieties 3 6 . 322 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed ... 3 6 

321 8 ,, ,, smaller packets 2 o | 323 ,, ,, smaller packet 2 6 

New Humboldt Aster, height 12 in. 

A most beautiful new class of the Dwarf Bouquet Aster, producing large Pa>ony-formed flowers, and continuing 
in bloom till late in Autumn ; extremely showy. 

324 12 Splendid varieties 3 6 

325 12 ,, ,, smaller packets 2 o 

326 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 2 6 

327 Splendid white, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

328 ,, purple ,, ,, 26 

329 ,, deep rose „ ,, 26 

12, King Street, Coven t Garden, 1872.] 9 

New Shakespeare Aster, height 6 in. 

An exceedingly iretty dwarf Aster, quite distinct, the plants forming a compact bush, 6 inches high, with a 
diameter of 10 to 12 inches, and flowers beautifully imbricated ; the symmetrical growth, dnd the fine appearance of 
the plant, make it valuable for pot culture, small beds, and for edgings. 

s. d. 8. d. 

330 8 Splendid varieties 2 6 

331 8 ,, smaller packets 1 6 

332 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed 2 6 

333 Splendid -white, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

334 ,, crimson ,, „ 26 

335 , , deep blood red , , 26 

New Bismarck Aster, height 12 inches. 

A remarkably fine class, with beautifully re flexed flowers, full to the centre, and the colours having a rich shining 
satiny glaze, -while the plant possesses the habit of the most perfect Bouquet Pyramid. 

336 4 Splendid varieties 2 o | 337 " Splendid mixed 2 6 

Bettridge's Perfection Quilled German Aster, height 2 ft. 
Beautifully quilled, valuable to cut from for bouquets, etc. ; but not so effective in the flower garden as the foregoing. 

338 10 Splendid varieties 2 6 1 340 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large 

339 10 ,, smaller packets 1 6| bed is. and 2 6 


The early flowering habit of the German Wallflower, combined with its long handsome spikes of dehciously fra- 
grant massive double flowers, makes it a most important acquisition for spring flower gardens. 

341 15 Splendid varieties, embracing the Rocket and Branching sorts 5 6 

342 15 ,, ,, ,, smaller packets 3 o 

343 8 Splendid rocket varieties 2 6 

344 8 ,, ,, smaller packets 1 6 

345 6 ,, branching varieties 2 6 

346 6 Splendid branching vars. , smaller packets 1 6 

347 Rocket mixed, sufficient for a large bed 2 6 

348 Branching ,, ,, ... 2 6 


These arc all fine showy border plants, the dried flowers being much prized for winter bouquets, and very greatly in 
demand for forming devices in church decoration ; they are also much esteemed for pot culture. 

349 15 Splendid varieties of Everlasting flow ers, 3s. 6d. ; 10 ditto, is. 6d. ; 6 ditto, is. 6d. 

350 Splendid mixed Helichrysum compositum maximum large packets, is. and 2 6 

351 ,, ,, ,, ,, nanum ,, is. and 2 6 

352 ,, M Rhodanthe, the most beautiful of Everlastings for bouquets i.e. and 2 6 

353 ,, ,, Waitza, a most beautiful Everlasting for bouquets ,, is. and 2 6 

354 ,, ,, Xeranthemum, a fine Everlasting for bouquets ,, is. and 2 6 


These splendid autumn-flowering plants are highly ornamental, combining great richness and diversity of 
colour with unequalled duration and profusion of bloom. The Double Zinnia is remarkable for the beauty and 
symmetry of its large handsome very double flowers, to etisure full development of which the plants should be 
grown in warm situations, and in good soil. For conservatory decoration, filling large beds, and planting in- 
mixed borders these are equally valuable and suitable. The new Tagetiflora varieties are very handsome, 
the petals are quilled and surrounded with guard-petals, as in the Hollyhock. 

355 8 Splendid double varieties 3 6 

356 8 ,, ,, ,, smaller packets 2 o 

357 Mixed double, sufficient for a large bed ... 2 6 

358 5 Splendid double Tagetiflora varieties 2 o 

359 6 Splendid single varieties 2 6 

360 6 ,, ,, ,, smaller packets 1 6 

361 Mixed single, sufficient for a large bed 1 o 

362 Splendid mixed double Tagetiflora varieties 1 6 


These are amongst the shcnviest of summer and autumn blooming plants, many of them being richly spotted and 
striped. The new varieties of nanum and the Tom Thumb varieties especially , make fine compact beds. 

363 12 newest and best varieties 2 6 

364 12 ,, ,, ,, smaller packets 1 6 

365 10 ,, ,, ,, nanum varieties 1 6 

366 9 newest and best Tom Thumb varieties ... 1 6 

367 Newest Tom Thumb varieties, mixed 1 o 

368 Splendid English and Scotch varieties 1 o 


Magnificent, whether for conservatory or out-door decoration, producing, in gorgeous masses, fiowers of the most 
brilliant and beautiful colours, spotted and blotched in the most striking manner. 
Camellia large-flowered Improved English Double Balsams, very choice. 

369 12 Splendid varieties 3 6 I 372 Smith's Camellia-flowered, in 9 vars 2 6 

370 12 smaller packets 2 o | 373 Lee's ,, ,, in 9 vars 2 6 

371 Mixed from the above is. and 2 6 | 374 Osborn's ,, ,, in 9 vars 2 6 

Rose large-flowered Improved German Double Balsams, very choice. 

375 12 Splendid varieties 2 6 | 376 12 Splendid varieties, smaller packets 1 6 

Rose large-flowered Camellia German Double Balsams. 

377 9 Splendid varieties 2 6 | 378 9 Splendid varieties, smaller packets 1 6 

Dwarf Camellia-flowered German Double Balsams. 

379 6 Splendid varieties 2 6 | 380 6 Splendid varieties, smaller packets 1 6 

Dwarf or Miniature German Double Balsams. 
381 8 Splendid varieties 2 6 | 382 8 Splendid varieties, smaller packets 1 6 


Curiously shaped fiowers of a highly ornamental character, and equally attractive in the conservatory, silting- 
room, and flower-garden. The giant varieties have large sized combs. 

383 6 Splendid Dwarf varieties 2 6 I 385 8 Splendid Giant varieties 2 6 

384 6 ,, ,, smaller packets 1 6 | 385 8 ,, ,, smaller packets ... 1 6 

IP0BOEA (THE M0BNING GLORY). See also page 48. 

This climber is unrivalled for the adornment of the conservatory, stove, and flower-garden, on account of its 
rapid growth, rich dazzli?ig colours, and large handsome fiowers. 

387 12 Splendid half hardy varieties 3 6 I 389 10 Splendid greenhouse and stove varieties 3 6 

388 6 ,, ,, ,, 2 o I 390 6 ,, ,, ,, 2 6 


391 12 Splendid varieties 2 o | 392 Splendid mixed 6d. and 1 o 


These are universal favourites, and of considerable value in the flower garden. The dwarf varieties are very 
effective in beds and ribbons ; the taller growing kinds are exceedingly decorative in mixed flower and shrubbery 
borders, and to cut for bouquets and vases they are invaluable. On light soils, where plants get burnt up in summer, 
we recommend that these be sown in autumn. So treated they will bloom throughout the whole summer in spite of 
the severest drought, and cut flowers may be gathered freely from them the whole of the season. 


[Barr and Si/gdeii, 

New Dwarf Stock-flowered Rocket Larkspur. 

s. d. B. (I. 

394 10 Splendid varieties 2 6 | 395 io Splendid varieties, smaller packets i 6 

396 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed i o 

Dwarf Candelabra-formed Larkspur. 

■ A new and very decorative variety, a most valuable acquisition for beds, ribbons, etc. 
397 6 Splendid varieties 2 6 | 398 Splendid mixed is. and 2 6 

New Tall Stock-flowered Larkspur. 

399 6 Splendid varieties 2 6 [ 400 6 Splendid varieties, smaller packets 1 6 

401 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed 1 o 


The distinctive character and massive beauty of the Hollyhock render it unrivalled as a picturesque relief to 
the dark back-ground of evergree?i shrubs. For distant effect in large groups it is matchless ; it also forms a showy 
and effective outline in flower gardens and borders, and an admirable boundary line for exte?isivc ave7iues in park 
scenery. The seed offered has been saved from exhibition flowers, and cannot fail to produce first-class varieties. 

402 24 of the most beautiful named varieties ... 5 6 j 404 12 of the most beautiful named varieties ... 2 6 

403 18 ,, ,, ,, ...36I 405 Splendid mixed is. and 2 6 


A most effective summer and autumn-flowering annual, possessing a fi?ie, compact, branching habit, with elegant 

leaves of the richest green, and an almost unequalled adaptedness for diverse styles of gardening. 
405 12 Splendid varieties, including the newest 3 o | 407 6 Splendid varieties, including the newest... 2 o 


The whole race of Pcntstemons is exceedingly decorative, the taller kinds in mixed flower and shrubbery borders 
are strikingly effective, while the dwarf English hybrids with their large flowers, rich colours, and fine spikes of 
bloom, are admirably adapted for filling flower beds, for lines in the borders, and to cut for vases and bouquets, 
blooming continuously throughout the season. 

408 12 Splendid varieties 3 6 I 410 8 Splendid English hybrid varieties 2 6 

409 6 ,, 2 o I 411 Splendid English mixed is, and 2 6 


The Petunia in the flower garden, is one of the most effective of plants, blooming profusely till far on in the 
autumn. When planted in large beds it should be trained over a frame-work of boughs ; and in the fiower borders, 
against twiggy faggots. But perhaps the plant is most telling in effect when trained against a rustic fence, on 
espaliers, or against a wall. In rustic baskets on the lawn , for rock-work, or elevated situations, where plants 
are required to droop over, as in the fissures of rock formations, this plant is invaluable. 

412 20 Splendid varieties 5 6 J 414 10 Splendid varieties, smaller packets 2 o 

413 15 ,, 3 6 J 415 Splendid mixed is. and 2 6 


This is a deservedly popular plant. The simplicity of its culture, its rich brilliant colours, and profuse 
blooming habit, make it most valuable for fiower beds, mixed borders, on rock-work, and in rustic baskets. 

416 15 Splendid varieties 4 6 I 418 8 Splendid varieties 2 6 

417 12 ,, 3 6 [ 419 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 1 o 


Highly ornamental for large fiower or shrubbery borders, woodland walks, and wilderness decoration. 

420 10 Splendid varieties 2 6 | 421 10 Splendid varieties, smaller packets 1 6 

422 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed 1 o 


These are remarkable for the dazzling brilliancy of their flowers ; the colours range from white to rich rose, the 
brightest crimson-purple, and golden yellow. The doubleness of the new fl. pi. varieties intensifies the brilliant 
effect. On mounds, raised flower beds, sunny situations, and on gravelly soils, few plants are ?nore striking. 

426 6 Splendid new double varieties 3 6 

427 6 , , , , „ smaller packets 2 o 

428 Splendid mixed, double varieties 2 6 

423 8 Splendid varieties 2 6 

424 8 ,, smaller packets 1 6 

425 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 1 o 


A picturesque genus, with richly coloured, curiously pencilled and marbled Alstro2meria-like blossoms 
429 10 Splendid varieties 2 o j 430 Splendid mixed, sufficient for a large bed... 


Splendid climbers for the conservatory and flower garden ; also valuable bedding plants. 
431 12 Splendid Lobbianum varieties, 31. 6d. or 55. 6d. See p. 50. 



Saved from the following classes by jj flaS^f " Our Sardinian Correspondent," 
and distinguished by his Seal, thus and initialled, G. E. S. 

These seeds have been saved from one of the finest collections in Etirope, and yield about 80 per cent, of 
splendid double flowers, surpassing in floral beauty, rich and brilliant colours, those sold by German, French, 
or Belgian cultivators. 

Carnations and Picotees are prized for their delicious fragrance and exquisite beauty ; as cut flowers, 
they are indispensable for furnishing- flower-baskets and drawing-room bouquets, and for this pur- 
pose a reserve piece of ground should be devoted to their cultivation, and as plants from seed bloom 
more profusely than from cuttings, we recommend the following collections saved from the classes 
noted, but there is no reliance upon the specified colours being reproduced. 

12, King Street, Coven t Garden, 1872.] 



This section consists of Four Collections, each forming a distinct feature. 

432 Coll. A. — SELFS.— One-coloured. — 12 superb varieties of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 

The flowers of these possess the delightful perfume of the old and highly-prized Cove. 

433 Coll. B. — FLAKES. — Two-coloured. — 12 superb varieties of 10 seed3 each, 3/6. 

The flowers are either white or of some other hue, striped or Jlaked with a distinct and brilliant colour. 

434 Coll. C.— BIZARRES.— Three-coloured.— 12 superb varieties of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 

The flowers are either white or of some light shade, striped with two distinct and brilliant colours. 

435 ColL D.— FANCY. — Parti-coloured.— 12 superb varieties of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 

The flenvers arc cither shaded, spotted, or mottled, with rich and peculiar hues. 


This Section comprises Three Collections which on account of the colour of the flowers, are universally admired 

and extensively grown. 

436 Coll. E.— YELLOW FLAKES. — Two-coloured. — 12 superb varieties of 10 seeds each, 4/0. 

The fiowers are either yellow or orange, striped or flaked with a distinct colour, as purple, scarlet, etc. 

437 ColL F. — YELLOW BIZARRES AND SELFS.— 12 superb varieties of 10 seeds each, 4/0. 

The flowers of the Bizarres are cither yellow or orange, striped with two distinct colours. 

438 Coll. G.— YELLOW FANCY— Parti-coloured.— 12 superb varieties of 10 seeds each, 4/0. 

Yellow exquisitely variegated with every tint of the rainbow. 


This Section, consisting of Four Collections, is much sought after for conservatory decoration. The plants can 
easily be had in bloom, under glass, from November till May. 

439 Coll. H.— SELFS.— One-coloured.— 12 fine varieties of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 

440 Coll. I.— FLAKES.— Two-coloured.— 12 fine varieties of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 

441 Coll. J.— BIZARRES.— Three coloured.— 12 fine varieties of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 

442 Coll. K— FANCY— Parti-coloured —12 fine varieties of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 


The Picotee is distinguished from the Carnation by the flowers being pure white or yellow, etc., elegantly 
margined or fringed with scarlet, purple, rose, carmine, crimson, vermilion, etc. This Section includes 

Three Collections. 

443 Coll. L.— WHITE GROUND, VARIOUSLY MARGINED. — Contains 12 superb varieties of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 

444 Coll. M. — YELLOW GROUND, VARIOUSLY MARGINED. — Contains 12 superb varieties of 10 

seeds each, 4/0. 

445 ColL N.— PERPETUAL OR TREE ; WHITE VARIOUSLY MARGINED.— Contains 12 fine varieties 

of 10 seeds each, 3/6. 


Saved by our " Sardinian Correspondent" from the following classes, which include some of his newest 
varieties, and also the best English and French, carefully hybridized, to ensure the amateur against disappointment. 


446 COLLECTION O { 3 s. 6d.) 

Contains 12 splendid varieties, 10 seeds each, of Diadematum Pelargoniums. 

447 COLLECTION P ( 3 s. 6d.) 

Contains 12 splendid varieties, 10 seeds each, of fancy Pelargoniums. 

448 COLLECTION Q ( 3 s. 6d.) 

Contains 12 splendid varieties, 10 seeds each, of large-flowered Pelargoniums. 

449 COLLECTION R ( 3 s. 6d.) 

Contains 12 splendid varieties, 10 seeds each, of spotted Pelargoniums. 

450 COLLECTION S ( 3 s. 6d.) 

Contains 12 splendid varieties of Zonale and Nosegay Pelargoniums. 
451 COLLECTION T (5*. 6d.) 
Contains 12 splendid varieties of French Zonale Pelargoniums. 

The following were saved for us by eminent and well-known successful E?iglish hybridizers : — 

452 In mixture, Zonales, crossed with Tricolors of the newest and best varieties, 2s. 6d., 3 s. 6d., and 5.s\ 6d. 

453 ,, Tricolors ,, Zonales ,, ,, 2s. 6d., 3 s. 6d., and 5.?. 6d. 

0U0UMIS AND CUCURBITA, Nat. Ord. Cucurbit a! cem. 

Picturesque, curious, interesting, and beautiful, are the ornamental gourds and cucumbers 
of our International Exhibition First Prize Continental Collection. 

The Fruit Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society in the autumn of 1868 also awarded to us a First 
Class Certificate for our collection of Ornamental Gourds grown at our Experimental Grounds, from seed sown in 
open ground, and simply thinned out, thus proving that the average general temperature of our English summers 
is sufficient to mature these. 

The varieties in this collection have been selected either for the highly ornamental character of their foliage, 
the singularity or exquisite symmetry of their fruit, or for the richness, variety, and peculiarity of their colouring ; 
some are perfect monsters in size and oddity of shape, while others are miniatures of most elegant formation. 
The colours range from white to crimson, orange and scarlet, blending and harmonizing with olive green, 
bronze, and the most beautiful bright polished glossy green ; these again are striped, spotted, dappled, or 
variegated in the most extraordinary manner ; others, being self-coloured, are distinct and beautiful. The style 
of growth is as diversified as the size of the fruit ; some are of gigantic growth, others are slender and delicate, 
and these latter are invaluable for covering arches, verandahs, trellis-work, or for the fronts of villas and cottages, 
where trained round the windows they are exceedingly ornamental and in autumn their rich and parti-coloured 
fruits are remarkably picturesque. The strong growers are invaluable for training to trees over summer retreats, 
and arbours, or trailing on large rockeries and rooteries, sloping banks, by the margins of ponds, woodland 
walks, and amidst ruins. On extensive lawns and park scenery, and in orchards, etc., where it is desirable to 
diversify the scenic effect without obstructing the distant prospect, large beds of these form massive mounds of 
green, which in the distance are very pleasing to the eye. 

The fruits when ripe make the most splendid and interesting hall and drawing-room autumnal and winter 


[Barr and Sugden, 

ornaments, and recently they have been in demand for church decoration, where a Harvest Home is held in con- 
nection with All Saints' Festival. 

We can supply, to any one desirous of cultivating a collection of these, 500 varieties, most of which have 
been described in previous editions of our Catalogue. 


These, in addition to being highly ornamental, are in demand for cattle food, the seed planted early in May 

where intended to grow. 

s. d. s. d. 

454 30 Packets, 30 beautiful varieties 7 6 I 456 15 Packets, 15 beautiful varieties 3 6 

455 20 ,, 20 ,, ,, 5 6 J 457 10 ,, 10 ,, ,, 2 6 

458 Splendid mixed, is. and 2s. 6d. per packet. 


459 30 Packets, beautiful varieties 7 6 I 461 15 Packets, beautiful varieties 3 6 

460 20 ,, ,, ,, S 6 I 462 10 ,, ,, ,, 2 6 

463 Splendid mixed, is. and 2s. 6d. per packet. 


464 30 Packets, beautiful varieties 7 6 1 466 15 Packets, beautiful varieties 3 6 

465 20 ,, ,, S 6 I 467 10 ,, ,, 2 6 

468 Splendid mixed, is. and 2s. 6d. per packet. 

The names contained in the above collections will be fouiid in previous editions of our Catalogue. 

Many of our customers who for years back have been growing our Prize Collections will, no doubt, hail with 
satisfaction the following selection, which lias been arranged in botanical classes, and under botanical names, 
some of them being offered by us for the first time : — 

The follcnuing are 3d. per packet, with the exception 0/ those marked -uith an *, which arc 6d. per packet. 

Benincasa cerifera. 
Cucumis Arada. 

„ dipsaceus. 

„ Figarei. 

„ flexuosus (Serpent Gourd). 

gTOSSUlaria (Gooseberry Gourd). 
,, melo chito. 
,, „ large fruited. 

„ „ odbratissimus. 

„ metuliferus. 
„ pancherianus globosus. 
11 „ longus. 


495* „ vitifolius [new). 
496* Involucraria Lepiniana. 
497* Lagenaria angolensis. 
498* „ enonnis. 
499* „ gigantea. 

530 Palmated-leaved Melon, an exceedingly handsome foliage plant for Sub-tropical gardening, used either 
as an under-growth to taller growing foliage plants, or to form distinct clumps of green; also 

valuable for covering stumps or falling over rock formatio?is per pkt. is. and 2 

See Cucurbitacee section of climbers for the more slender growing gourds. 

,, ,, „ green-fruited. 

„ de la Floride. 

,, maxima verrucosa. 

,, Melopepo Hectoriana. 

,, Pepo aurantiformis. 

,, „ pyrif ormis. 

„ ,, „ viridi annulata. 

„ „ „ maxima variegata. 

„ „ rouge de Crimce. 

, , perennis. 

„ radicans. 

,, turbanif ormis, Is. 

Eopepon aurantiformis {new). 

500 Lagenaria grosse pelerine. 
501 " : „ hou-lo de Chine. 

502 „ Latior. 

503 ,, leucantha depressa. 

504 ,, ,, ,, minima. 

505 ,, ,, longissima. 

506 ,, longa. 

507 „ massv.e. 

508* „ maxima (Jerusalem Bottle Gourd). 
509* „ Natalensis. 

510 „ plate de Corse. 

511 ,, poire a poudre. 
512* „ sphserica. 

513 ,, siphon. 

514 ,, „ a cou contourne\ 
415 „ ,, a cou court. 
516 „ vulgaris (Miniature Chinese Bottle 


„ „ (Cannon Ball Gourd). 

„ var. sphaerocarpa. 
Luffa acutangula. 
,, amara. 
„ Plukenetiana. 
Melothria cucumerina. 
,, pendula. 
„ scabra. 
525* Momordica Balsamina leucantha. 
526* Trichosanthes cucumerma fructu longo. 
527* „ palmata fructu longo. 

528* „ „ fructu ovata acuminata. 

529* „ ,, fructu sphaerica oblonga. 


518 s 








For Winter Bouquets, Dinner-Table Decorations, Edgings, Ribbons, Centres of Beds, Sub-tropical 
Gardens, Islands, Select Plantations, Shrubberies, the Sides of Rivulets, Ravines, Lakes, etc. 

It is scarcely possible to over-estimate the decorative qualities of Ornamental Grasses for the flower-borders 
and shrubberies ; some of them are curious-looking plants, others exceedingly graceful ; some are neat and 
compact, while others are stately and majestic. 

In their cultivation the plants should be so thinned out as to allow for individual development. 

All the grasses may be gathered and dried for winter decoration ; but as some are better adapted for that 
purpose than others, we recommend the collection we offer for " Winter Bouquets." 

The varieties enumerated have been flow ered in our Experimental Grounds, and are those which we have 
selected as most desirable for the purposes above named. 

In some establishments a special piece of ground is devoted to Ornamental Grasses, and we have known in 
such places these GRASS GARDENS to be a source of greater interest to visitors than the flower garden with all 
its charms. 

531 Collections suitable for Flower Border Decoration, 30 varieties, 7/6 ; 20 ditto, 5/6 ; 15 ditto, 3, 6 ; 

10 ditto, 2/6. 

532 „ ,, for Edgings, 10 varieties, 2/6 ; 6 ditto, 1/6. 

533 „ ,, for Shrubberies, etc., 30 varieties, 7/6 ; 20 ditto, 5/6 ; 15 ditto, 3/6; to ditto, 2/6. 

534 „ „ for Winter Bouquets, 30 varieties, 7/6 ; 20 ditto, 5/6 ; 15 ditto, 3/6; 10 ditto, 2/6. 

535 „ „ for Sub-tropical Gardens, 15 varieties, 4/6 ; 10 ditto, 3/6. 

All the grasses flower the first season, and most of them continue for two or more years. They may either 
be sown where intended to bloom, or in pots, and transplanted when about two inches high. 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 


First Section. — Most of this section arc useful for bouquets, and all arc suitable for the flower border. 
The price of the following is 3d. per packet, except those marked *, which are 6d. : — 


536 Achnodonton Bellardii, charming, }, ft. 

AgTOStis. All fi ne graceful bouquet grasses. 
argentea, , silvery, ih ft. 
elegans, exquisitely graceful, 1 ft. 
laxiflora, rcry graceful, x\ ft. 
neblllosa, the perfection of grace, x\ ft. 
* 8 tev«nli, graceful, 1 ft. 
verticillata, elegant, 1 ft. 
Andropogon Isch39mum, sh-udcr growing, 1 ft. 
Anthoxanthum ovatum, very distinct, \ ft. 
Beckmannia erucaeformis, very curious, o.\ ft. 
Briza, charming varieties of Quaking Grass. 
„ compacta, very charming, 1 ft, 
major, large Quaking Grass, 1 ft. 
genieulata, spreading. 
„ gracilis, small Quaking Grass, 1 ft. 
Brizopyrum Siculum, small and elegant, $ ft. 
Bromus macrostachys, fine Border Grass, x\ ft. 
Cenchrus laevigatus, crimpled bearded ears. " 
Ceratochloa pendula, graceful, 1 ft. 
554 *Chascolytrum erectumfi ue Briza-like spikes, 2ft. 
Cnloris. Singularly radiated, and very effective 
in bouquets and borders. 
barbata, bearded, 1 ft. 
Ciliata, hairy, \ ft. 
cuculata, leaves curved, \ ft. 
elegans, slender and spreading, h ft. 
*polystachya, many-spiked, new. 
radiata, radiating, 1 ft. 
submutica, spreading. 
Chrysurus aureus, golden-spiked, % ft. 
Coix cbinensis,yf/^ border grass, i\ ft. 

,, lachryma, Job's tears. 
Cynosurus echinatus, spiked, 1 ft. 
Digitaria sanguinalis [Finger Grass), il ft. 
Diplachne fascicularis, elegant border grass, 2 ft. 
EchinocMoa Zenkwski, pretty, 3 ft. 
Eleusilie. Pretty. All curiously-horned grasses, 
effective in bouquets and borders. 
„ coracana, spreading, 1 ft. 
„ „ purpurascens, 1 ft. 

„ Fortunei, beautiful, f ft. 

Indica, spreading and graceful, 1 ft. 
„ oligostachya, three horns, 1 ft. 
Elymus Caput-Medusse.^ra^//^ distinct, 1 ft. 
Eragrostis, elegant for borders and bouquets. 
„ elegans (Love Grass), fine, 1 ft. 
,, elongata, exceedingly pretty, s\ ft. 
„ namaquensis, dwarf spreading. 
„ Peruviana, dwarf spreading. 

Senegalensis, small and spreading. 





Festuca, dwarf compact -growing grasses. 

580 ,, amethyst ina, pretty, 1 ft. 

581 „ glauca, silvery-grey, for edgings, \ ft. 
532 , , pectinella,/^/- bouquets edgings', h ftt 

583 „ rigida, screen for edgings, .\ ft. 

584 Hordeum jubatum, elegant for bouquets, ih ft. 

585 „ mjriiroides, graceful for bouquets, 1 ft. 

586 *Isolepis gracilis, elegant for jardincts, \ ft. 

587 LagUTUS ovatus, Hares-tail, very elegant, 1 ft. 

588 LappagO racemosa, curious-looking grass, i ft. 

589 Lasiagrostis argentea, beautiful, $ ft. 

590 Leptocbloa filiformis, pretty, iA ft. 
Panicum, suitable for bouquets and borders. 

591 ,, colonum, pretty, \\ ft. 

592 „ crus-galli, effective, \\ ft. 

593 „ ,, americanum, 1^ ft. 

594 „ macro stachyum, 1 ft. 

595 ,, oryzinum, 1 ft. 

596 „ proliferum, pretty, \ ft. 

597 Paspalum elegans, pretty for borders, 2 ft. 
Pemiisetum, the most distinct and beautiful of 

ornamental g rasses. 

598 „ cenchroides, 1 ft. 

599 ,, compressum, 1 ft. 

600 distylum, h ft. 

601 „ fasciculatum, 1 ft. 

602 fimbriatum, 1 ft. 

603 „ longlstylum, 1^ ft. 

604 „ *setosum, from Abyssinia, covered 

with long silky hairs 
brilliant as rubies, \\ ft. 

605 Piptatherum Thomasii, a very graceful grass, 

1 ft. 

608 Poa distichophylla, very pretty, 1 ft. 

607 ,, eragrostis, pretty and spreading. 

608 Scnismus margiiiatus, very pretty, $ ft. 

609 Setaria glauca, very effective, 2 ft. 

610 „ macrochata, elegant, \\ ft. 

611 „ retroflexa, pretty, | ft. 

612 *Spergula pilifera, for rock-work, \ ft. 

Stipa, of all grasses the most elegant in the flower 
border, and fine for bouquets. 

613 „ aristella, very graceful, \\ ft. 

614 „ ^elegantissima, extrernety elegant, 2 ft. 

615 „ filiculmis, very graceful, 1 ft." 

616 „ "^intricata, very elegant, 2 ft. 

617 ,, pennata (Feather-grass), 2 ft. 

618 ,, tortilis, very pretty, 2 ft. 

619 Trachynia rigida, a pretty rigid grass, 1 ft. 

620 Tricholsna rosea, exceedingly pretty, 1 ft. 

621 Tripsacum dactyloides, pretty and dwarf, f ft. 

622 Vulpia geniculata, very pretty, 1 ft. 

Second Section. — The Grasses composing this section are n-'ell adapted for imparting variety in flower and 
shrubbery borders, and many of them, from their majestic growth, rank as first-class Sub-tropical plants. 

The price of the following is 6d. per packet, except those marked with an * which are u. 


Andropogon, those enumerated are of large growth 
and fine Sub-tropical subjects. 
^gyptiacus, 4 ft. 
argenteus, 5 ft. 

bombycinus, silvery spikes, 6 ft. 
Sorghum, 7 ft. 

*strictus, graceful silky violet 
tinted plumes, 5 ft. 

628 *Arundo conspicua, a gigantic grass, 8 ft. 

629 „ tenax, drooping foliage, 5 ft. 

630 * „ variegata aurea, 5 ft. 

631 Cbloris myriostacbys, silky plumes, 4 ft. 

632 *CMoropsis Blancbardiana, bottle-brush-like- 
flowers of a bright rose colour, 4 ft. 

Echinochloa colona and cruciformis. 
Eriantbus Ravennae, a noble grass, 7 ft. 
„ strictus, majestic, 7 ft. 
„ violascens, violet tinted, 7 ft. 
Gynerium argenteum (Pampas Grass), 7 ft. 
11 „ Bertini, 7 ft. 

„ „ roseum, rose tinted, 7 ft. 




640 *Gynerium argenteum tenuifolium variegatum 
compactum, 5 ft. 
*variegatum, foliage va- 
riegated, 7 ft. 
violaceum, violet tinted, 
7 ft. 

643 „ ,, # mixed varieties, as above. 

644 Holcus saccnaratus, majestic, 7 ft. 

645 Millium nigricans, 3 ft. 

646 Panicum violaceum, 3 ft. 

647 ,, virgatum, 4 ft. 

648 ,, maximum, a majestic subtropical plant. 

649 Penicillaria spicata, leaves like the maize, 5 ft. 

650 *Saccbarum cylindricum, silky panicles, 3 ft. 

651 „ Maddenii, resembles Frianthus, 5 ft 
Sorgmim, majestic Sub-tropical plants. 

„ cernuum, 5 ft. 
„ melanocarpum, 3 ft. 

nankinense, bronzed phi* 


tartaricum, 5 ft. 
Tripsacum monostacbyum 

cylindrical spikes of i?f^ 

Liliums for Conservatory decoration, and for the flower garden, see page 75 ; and for a a 
treatise on the Lily, see our Autumn Bulb Catalogue. 

14 [Barr and Sugden, 


Sent Post-Paid. 

These collectio7ts are composed of the most beautiful a?id effective varieties, so that amateurs have only to select 
from the undermentioned collections, quoting the numbers, and they %v ill be furnished with varieties best calcu- 
lated to maintain throughout the summer and autumn months a rich and gay floral display. 


The best illustrated work on popular plants is Vilmorin's " Atlas of Flowers.'' 

657 100 Packets of the most beautiful and 

effective varieties 21/0 

658 50 Ditto ditto ditto 10/6 

€59 25 Ditto ditto ditto 5/6 

€60 18 Ditto ditto ditto 3/6 

661 12 Ditto ditto ditto 2/6 

662 100 Packets, including the very best of 

























667 100 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties ... 30/0 

668 50 Ditto ditto ditto 15/0 

€69 30 Ditto ditto ditto 10/0 

670 21 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties 7/6 

671 15 Ditto ditto ditto 4/6 

672 10 Ditto ditto ditto 3/6 


673 100 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties ... 30/0 I 675 21 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties ... 5/6 

674 50 Ditto ditto ditto 15/0 | 676 15 Ditto ditto ditto 3/6 


677 25 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties 7/6 | 678 15 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties 4/6 


679 30 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties ... 7/6 I 681 15 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties ... 3/6 

680 21 Ditto ditto ditto 5/6 | 682 10 Ditto ditto ditto 2/6 


The best work on Rock and Alpine plants is Robinson's " Alpine Flowers for English Gardens." 

683 30 Pkts. of the most effective varieties 7/6 | 684 15 Pkts. of the most effective varieties 3/6 


685 30 Packets of the most useful varieties 7/6 | 686 15 Packets of the most useful varieties 3/6 


687 30 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties ... 7/6 I 689 15 Pkts. of the most beautiful varieties ... 3/6 

688 21 Ditto ditto ditto 5/6 | 690 10 Ditto ditto ditto 2/6 


691 12 Packets of the best 3/6 | 692 6 Packets of the best 2/0 


693 15 Packets of the best sorts' 3/6 | 694 10 Packets of the best sorts 2/6 


695 50 Packets of the most desirable 12/6 I 697 20 Packets of the most desirable 5/6 

696 30 Ditto ditto ditto 7/6 | 698 12 Ditto ditto ditto 3/6 


Those interested in Sub-tropical gardening should read Mr. IV. Rob'nison's work, e?ititled " The Parks, 
Promenades, and Gardens of Paris, " and also visit Battersea Park from July to October. 

699 50 Packets of the most effective 21/0 I 701 20 Packets of the most effective 7/6 

700 30 Ditto ditto ditto 12/6 | 702 12 Ditto ditto ditto 5/6 


703 30 Packets of tbe most effective 10/6 I 705 12 Packets of the most effective 4/6 

704 21 Ditto ditto ditto 7/6 | 706 6 Ditto ditto ditto 2/6 


707 12 Packets of the most beautiful 3/6 | 708 6 Packets of the most beautiful 2/0 


709 50 Packets tall and dwarf varieties 12/6 I 711 20 Packets tall and dwarf varieties 5/6 

710 30 Ditto ditto ditto 7/6 | 712 12 Ditto ditto ditto 2/6 


The Royal Horticultural Society, at the Great International Gourd Show, awarded three principal Prizes to 

cur Collections; and at the First Birmingham International Gourd Show the First Prize also was awarded. In 
November, 1868, a First-class Certificate was given by the Royal Hortictiltitral Society to our Collection of 
Gourds, ripened in our Experimental Grounds from seed planted by us out of doors in May. 

713 100 Packets of the most ornamental 30/0 I 715 21 Packets of the most ornamental 5/6 

714 50 Ditto ditto ditto 12/6 | 716 12 Ditto ditto ditto 3/6 



717 30 Packets of the most beautiful varieties ... 12/6 I 719 10 Packets of the most beautiful varieties ... 3/6 

718 21 Ditto ditto ditto 7/6 [ 720 6 Ditto ditto ditto 2/6 


721 30 Packets of the best varieties 10/6 I 723 15 Packets of the best varieties 5/6 

?2 21 Ditto ditto ditto 7/6 | 724 10 Ditto ditto ditto 3/6 


1 - Packets of suitable sorts 3/6 I 72S 10 Packets of suitable sorts 2/6 



AlPackets of tall and dwarf varieties 1:5/0 I 729 20 Packets of tall and dwarf varieties 5/0 

be sown . Ditto ditto ditto 7/6 | 730 10 Ditto ditto ditto 2/6 

12, King Street, Covtni Garden, 1S72.] 




Price js. 6d. ; by Post, 8s. 

The Atlas of Flowers contains nearly 1,200 Illustrations {uncoloured) of Popular Plants, including 
many of those offered in B. & S.'s Catalogue. It is the most comprehensive work of the kind which 
has yet been offered, and every Amateur would do well to possess a copy, as it will be of great service in 
indicating the right places for the right plants. 

D. and S. test the growing quality of the Seeds before sending them out. 






The Climbers and Twiners are arranged in a separate List, p. 47. 

For a Special List of Novelties, including many rare and beautiful Introductions, seep. 3. 


All Packets of Flower Seeds sent post-paid. 
%• In ordering, it will be sufficient to quote the Marginal A 7 umbers and date of Catalogue. 

ABROTCA, Nat. Ord. Nyctagina'cece. Beautiful half-hardy annuals. Pe s rpk d". 

1725 AbrO'nia arena'lia, pure yellow "j Charming trailing plants, u ith pretty Verbena-like heads of C # O 6 

,__„ - — .7 _■* 7-7 { deliriously fra/jrnnt Jiouers, valuable for hanging baskets, vases, < ■ , , 

1726 „ umbella'ta, rose-hlac ) rock-work, rustic tfimpt, etc. \ 3 d - and o 6 

ABUTILON, Nat. Ord. Malva'cece. Greenhouse shrubs. 

Handsome drooping wax-like flowers, which are beautifully veined atid striped ; foliage ornamental. 

1727 Abu'tilon choice mixed, from 12 beautiful varieties 1 o 

AOA'OIA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. ^Magnificent greenhouse shrubs. 

Elegant winter and spring flowering plants, remarkable for graceful and varied foliage. 

1728 Aca'cia acanthocar'pa, pale red, a superb species, 6 ft o 6 

1729 ,, anapi'nda, white, foliage very elegant, 5 ft 1 o 

1730 , , argyrophyl'la super'ba, yellow, foliage silvery, 6 ft o 6 

1731 ,, arma'ta, yellow, a handsome free-flowering compact growing species, 3 ft o 6 

1732 ,, asparagoi'des, yellow, asparagus-like foliage, 5 ft o 6 

1733 ,, cave'nia aroma'tica, orange, very fragrant, 5 ft o 6 

1734 ,, coccin'ea, rose, very fine, 6 ft o 6 

1735 ,, dealba'ta, affi'nis, yellow, a handsome variety, 4 ft o 6 

1736 ,, ,, al'ba, pure white, very handsome, 5ft 1 o 

1737 ,, Drummon'dii, yellow, very free-flowering, 6 ft 1 o 

1738 ,, gran'dis, golden yellow, a beautiful species, 6 ft o 6 

1739 ,, Hor'rida, golden yellow, a picturesque species, with long white spines, 5 ft o 6 

1740 ,, longiflo'ra magnifica, bright yellow clusters of flowers, a noble species, 8ft o 6 

1741 ,, longis'sima el'egans, yellow, very graceful species, 4 ft o 6 

1742 ,, Lophan'tha specio'sa, yellow, a most beautiful species, 6 ft o 6 

1743 ,, nematophyl'la, bright yellow, elegant foliage and fine habit, 5 ft o 6 

1744 ,, petiola'ris, primrose, broad dark green foliage, magnificent species, 9 ft 1 o 

1745 , , spino'sa, rose and white, striking species, 6 ft o 6 

1746 ,, xylophylloi'des, rich golden yellow, very handsome species, 6 ft o 6 

1747 ,, mixed, from very many handsome choice species 2 6 

1748 ,, ,, from very many fine species 1 o 

ACANTHUS, Nat. Ord. Acantha'cece. Handsome hardy perennials. 

Picturesque and highly ornamental foliage plants, effective for lawns, sub-tropical gardens, borders, etc. 

1749 Acan'thus latifo'lius, white, foliage large and handsome, growth stately, 5 ft o 6 

1750 ,, mollis, white, the elegant Acanthus leaf of architecture, 3 ft o 3 

1751 ,, ni'ger, white, rich dark green leaves, 3 ft o 6- 

1752 ,, spino'sus, white, beautiful and curious spiny foliage, 3 ft o 6 

ACHILLE'A, Nat. Ord. Compos' itce. Showy hardy perennials. 

1753 Achille'a filipen'dula, yellow, 3 ft... \ Exceedingly effective in shrubbery borders, and semi-wild ( o 3 

1754 ,, macrophyl'la, white, 3 ft. ) situations. (03. 

AOHIME'NES, Nat. Ord. Gesneracece.. Splendid "warm greenhouse bulbs. 

1755 Acnime'nes mixed, from the choicest varieties 2 6 

ACONI'TITM, Nat. Ord. Fianuncula'cece. Showy hardy perennials. 

1756 Aconi'tum Camma'rum, purple, 3 ft. ) In semi-wild situations, or large flower borders, etc., these ( o 3 

1757 ,, Napel'lus, dark blue, 4 ft. j are very effective. (03 

A0R0QLHTT17M, Nat. Ord. Compos' itce. Charming hardy annuals. 

1758 Acroclin'ium album, white, 1 ft. ~) Beautiful border plants with pretty everlasting flowers, ( 

1759 ,, ro'seum, rose, 1 ft. ) resembling Rhodanthe ; valuable for winter bouquets. \ c 


[Barr and Sugden, 

ADENOCABTUS, Nat. Ord. Faba'cece. Handsome hardy shrub. Pe s rpk d r - 

1760 Adenocar'pus telonen'sis, yellow, a beautiful species of Cytisus, 3 ft o 6 

ADO'NIS, Nat. Ord. Ranunculd 'cecv . Beautiful hardy annuals, etc. 

1761 Ado'nis autumna'lis fla'mmea, dark red, 1 ft. \ Very effective plants for flower border decora- (06 

1762 cupania'na, blood-red, 1 ft \ Hon. Vetnalis flowers in spring, Cupanianal o 6 

1763 ,, verna.']is, yellow, 1 ft., h.p ) in summer, and Flammea in autumn. (06 

iETHIONE'MA, Nat. Ord. Cruciferce. Hardy Alpine perennials. 

1764 iEthione'ma cordifo'lia, delicate pink, \ ft.... ") Truly charm ing Alpines, enlivening the rock-gar- ( o 6 

1765 , , saxa'tile, rose lilac, \ f t ) den in J tine with their lively coloured flozuers. (06 

AGAPAFTHUS (African Lily), Nat. Ord. Bemerocallida'cece. 

1766 Agapan'thus umbella'tus, blue, a handsome plant for vases, etc., h.-h. perennial, 2ft o 6 

AGERA'TUM, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Very showy half-hardy annuals. 

1767 Agera'tum Mexica'num, blue, 1 ft 1 <ri,. a„»^ /l^, , „ .1 j -jl,,- , ,, . r o 

oThiiTvi / V n \ rhe dlvar f ^cratums are splendid bedding plants, blooming con- ' 
ai OUm, Wlllte, I It. ffimimly till destroyed by frost. Cultivated in pots all the 


al'bum, white, ^ ft. 
Imperial dwarf, azure blue, j ft. 
Lasseau'xii (new), rose, ift.. ...... 

o 3 

Tom Thumb, blue, h f t J varieties are useful under glass. To cut for furnishing vases the \ O 6 

flowers are most valuable, the blue changing to a rich mauve '06 
by candle light. Imperial dwarf is a most valuable additio 
to our bedding plants. 

I O 
I O 


° 3 

AGROSTEM'MA, Nat. Ord. Caryopfylldcece. All beautiful and showy. 

1773 Agrostem'ma coe'li-ro'sa, bright rose, i£ ft ~) „. ( o 

1774 ,, ,, Wo*, pure white, r* ft I T/l J of cceh-rosa are very x 

1775 ,, ;] na'lia lila'cina, lilac, i ft. J pretty free-flowering hardy annuals. ^ Q g 

1776 ,, corona'ria, rose purple, lift \ These are very showy hardy percfi- (03 

1777 ,, al'ba, white, rose centre, \\ ft V nials, a?id are popularly known as\ o 3 

1778 ,, ,, bi'color, rose, white centre, i^ft..J Rose Campion. " (03 

1779 ,, Flos-Jo'vis (Jove's Flower), bright pink, very showy hardy perennial, \\ ft o 3 

AILAFTHUS, Nat. Ord. Xantlwxyldcece. A noble hardy tree. 

1780 Ailan'thus glandulo'sus ; the leaves furnish the food of the silk moth, Bombyx Cynthia, 50 ft o 6 

AL'LIUM, Nat. Ord. Lilia'cece. Showy hardy free-floweriug > bulbs. 

1781 Allium, fine varieties mixed ; these are all very showy, and may be cut for bouquets 0 6 

ALOE (Agave), Nat. Ord. Lilia'cece. Handsome greenhouse succulents. 

1782 Aloe, choice mixed, including many species T 0 

ALONSO'A, Nat. Ord. Scropltularia'cece. Beautiful half-hardy annuals. 
Charming free-flowering plants, effective in flower beds, borders, and in pots. 

1783 Alonso'a Mutisii, chamois yellow (new), very effective, 1 ft x 0 

1784 ,, Warscewic'zii compac'ta, bright crimson scarlet, 1 ft 3^. and o 6 

ALSTECEME'RIA, Nat. Ord. Amanjllicla'cece. Handsome half-hardy perennials. 

1785 Alstroeme'ria choicest mixed, including many fine species, ft o 5 

ALYS'STJM, Nat. Ord. Crucif erce. Attractive hardy perennials, etc. 

Most valuable plants for rock-work, edgings, and the decoration of the spring flower-garden. 

1786 Alys'sum argen'teum, yellow, with gracefully divided silvery foliage, 1 ft o 5 

1787 ,, gemonen'se, yellow, profuse flowering, 1 ft o g 

1788 ,, saxat'ile, j^/Aw, 1 ft ") Indispensable in the spring flower-garden; the golden ( o 3 

1789 ,, ,, compac'tum, yellow, h ft. ) hue contrasting beautifully with blue Aubrietia, etc. \ o 6 

1790 ,, odora'tum (Sweet Alys'sum)" white, a charming bedding annual, \ ft yl. and o 6 

AMARAFTHTJS, Nat. Ord. Amarantha'cece. Handsome half-hardy annuals. 

Beautiful ornamental foliage plants, very striking in beds, masses, a)id for conservatory decoration. 

1791 Amaran'thus bi'color ru'ber, leaves bright carminate scarlet, base of leaves and branchlets green 

striped and shaded purple-red, and sometimes pointed yellow, 1 ft. 3^. and o 6 

1792 „ melancho'licus ru'ber, rich resplendent carmine foliage, beautiful, 1 ft yd. and o 6 

1793 ,, ,, versicolor (new), beautiful, 1 ft r 0 

1794 ,, tri'COlor, leaves scarlet, yellow, and green, beautiful, 1 f t 3^. and o 6 

1795 ,, ,, gigan'teus, leaves purple, red, green, and yellow, a remarkably effective 

sub-tropical subject, 5 ft. {For other splendid varieties, see p. .) 6d. and 1 o 

AMARYL'LIS, Nat. Ord. Amanjllida'cece. Magnificent warm greenhouse bulbs. 

1796 Amaryllis, from choice hybrid varieties is. and 2 6 

AMBLYOLETIS, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Very fragrant hardy annual. 
L797 Amblyole'pis setig'era, bright yellow, fine showy border plant, 1 ft o o 

AMBRO'SIA, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. A very fragrant hardy annual. 
L798 Ambro'sia Mexica'na, valued for its sweet-scented foliage, 2 ft o ^ 

AMMO'BIUM, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. A fine hardy annual. 
L799 Ammo'bium ala'tum, white, a remarkable looking plant, with everlasting flowers, 2 ft o 3 

AMPHER'EPHIS, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Pretty hardy annual. 
.800 Ampher'ephis interme'dia, purple, ii ft 0 s 

AMPHIC'OME, Nat. Ord. Bignonidcece. Elegant greenhouse perennials. 

.801 Amphic'ome choice mixed, fine plants, with beautiful Pentsternon-like flowers, 1 ft o 5 

ANAGAL'LIS, Nat. Ord. Primula! cece. Beautiful half-hardy annuals. 

Lovely dwarf plants, very effective on rock-work, in edgi?igs, and small beds, and as pot plants. 

.802 Anagal'lis grandiflo'ra Brewe'rii, rich intense blue flowers, \ i\ o 6 

803 ,, ,, frutico'sa (COCCiliea), rich vermilion, % ft o 6 

804 „ ,, Garibaldi, crimson, % ft o 6 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 17 

Per pkt. 

s. d. 

1805 Anagal'lis grandiflo'ra Imper'atrice Euge'nie. light blue edged white, \ ft o 4 

1806 ,, ,, linifo'lia, fine blue flowers, very dwarf, \ ft o 6 

1807 ,, Napoleon the Third, maroon, \ ft o 6 

1808 , , , , Park'sii, rose, large flowers, J ft o 6 

1809 ,, ,, PhiU'ipsii, blue, large flowers, h ft o 6 

1810 ,, ,, sangui'nea, bright ruby, beautiful, I ft o 6 

1811 ,, ,, choice mixed from the above 6d. and 1 o 

ANARRHI'ITUM, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia' cece. Hardy biennial. 

1812 Anarrhi'num crassifo'liuzn, a very pretty border plant, allied to the Antirrhinum o 6 

ANEM'OItfE, Xat. Ord. Ranuncula'cece. Splendid hardy perennials. 

1813 Anem one corona'ria choice mixed, h ft. ) Exceedingly beautiful early spring-jlowcring { 3d. & o 6 

1814 ,, scarlet, A ft J varieties of the Poppy Anemone. \ o 6 

1815 , , stella'ta, the beautiful starry Wind-flower, \ ft o 6 

1816 ,, 5 species in mixture, of Alpine Wind-flowers 6d. and 1 o 

1817 ,, Japonlca Honorine Jobert, a splendid large flowered autumn-blooming species, 2 ft. 1 o 

ANGELO'NIA, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia cece. Handsome warm greenhouse perennials. 

1818 Angelo'nia grandiflo'ra, purple-blue, centre spotted white, dwarf and compact, 1^ ft o 6 

1819 ,, salicarioi'des, violet, very beautiful, 2 ft o 6 

ANOMATHE'CA, Nat. Ord. Irida'cece. Charming little hardy bulb. 

1820 Anomathe'ca cmen'ta, orange, spotted with crimson, very pretty, ^ ft o 6 

ANTJRRHI'NUM (Snapdragon), Nat. Ord. Scrophularia 'cece. Hardy perennials. 
Handsome fire-flowering border plants, blooming the first season, if sown sufficiently early. The dwarf varieties, 
especially those of the Tom Thumb section, which are compact and bushy, make superb bedding plants. 

1821 Antirrhi'nuni majus mixed, from the choicest named Scotch and English varieties, 2 ft 1 o 

1822 ,, ,, saved from very fine varieties, 2 ft 3d. and o 6 

1823 , , , , al'bum, pure white, 2 it o 3 

1824 ,, ,, brilliant, crimson, white throat, 2 ft o 3 

1825 ,, ,, caryophylloi'des, magnificently striped, 2 ft o 3 

1826 || ,, Cres'cia, deep scarlet, splendid, 2 ft o 3 

1827 ,, ,1 Deli'la, rosy carmine and white, 2 ft o 3 

1828 ,, ,, Firefly, orange, scarlet, and while, 2 ft o 3 

1829 ,, ,, Galathe'e, crimson, yellow, and white, 2 ft o 3 

1830 ,, ,, Ghes'tia, dark blood red, foliage dark, fine, 2 ft o 3 

1831 ,, ,, Henry the IV., bright cinnabar, 2 ft o 3 

1832 ,, ,, nigres'cens, deep purple, very beautiful, 2 ft o 3 

1833 ,, ,, papiliona'ceum, bright scarlet and white, 2 ft o 3 

1834 ,, ,, na'num album, aureum striatum, Aurora, Crescia, Delila, Firefly, 

Galathee, Henry the IV., kermesina splendens, luteum, and 
papiliona'ceum, \\ ft., each- variety o 3 

1835 ,, ,, mixed, from the above n choice varieties, x\ ft 3d. and o 6 

1836 ,, ,, Tom Thumb crimson, "white striped red, yellow striped red, Deli'la, 

Henry the IV., yellow, Firefly, Brilliant, and white, 1 ft. 

each o 6 

1837 ,, ,, ,, ,, mixed, from the above 9 choice miniature varieties, 1 ft., 6d. & 1 o 

1838 , , Asari'na, yellow, valuable for rock-work, hanging baskets, and pots, \ f t o 6 

1839 ,, assur'gens, flowers white tinted yellow, a fine rock-plant, \ ft o 6 

1840 ,, rupes'tris, purple and yellow, a charming dwarf rock-plant, \ ft o 6 

1841 „ ,, magniflorum, a fine large flowered variety, j ft o 6 

APL0PAPTUS, Nat. Ord. Compos itce. A showy hardy annual. 

1842 Aplopap'pus rubigino'sus, golden yellow, a very profuse autumn-flowering plant, 2^ ft o 6 

AQUILE'GIA (Columbine), Nat. Ord. Eanunculacece. Handsome hardy perennials. 

Valuable bonier and rock plants, exceedi??gly effective during May and June. 

1843 Aquile'gia choice mixed double varieties 3d. and o 6 

1844 ,, ,, ,, single ,, ■•■•3,d. and o 6 

1845 „ al'ba ple'na, fine double, white, 2 ft o 3 

1846 , , alpi'na, blue and white, 1 f t o 6 

1847 ,, califor'nica, bright scarlet, large and beautiful, 2 ft o 6 

1848 ,, canadensis ro'sea gigan'tea, rose, 2 ft o 6 

1849 ,, caryophylloi'des, double, magnificently striped varieties, 2 ft o 3 

1850 ,, coerulea, violet-blue and white, long spurs, fine species, 15 ft o 6 

1851 ,, Duran'dii variega'ta, double striped, 1^ ft o 3 

1852 ,, sibir'ica compacta rubra violacea plena, reddish violet, double, 1 ft o 6 

1853 ,, Skinne'rii, scarlet and yellow, beautiful, x\ ft o 6 

1854 ,, Vervainea'na, semi-double purple, foliage beautifully mottled yellow, very effective, 1 ft. o 6 

1855 „ Viscosa, purple, \\ ft o 3 

1856 ,, Witmannia'na, blue and white, very handsome, 1^ ft o 3 

A'RABIS, Nat. Ord. Crucif'erce. Valuable spring-flowering hardy perennials. 

1857 A'rabis albi'da, pure white, f ft. ") Indispensable and exceedingly effective plants for spr'uig ( 3d. & o 6 

1858 ,, areno'sa, fine rose, § ft. j gardening, and very decorative on rock-work \6d. & 1 o 

ARAUA, Nat. Ord. Aralia'cece. Highly ornamental half-hardy shrubs. 

Of plants used for giving a sub-tropical effect in the flower garden f " 
or conservatory, Aral i as rank foremost. Their handsome and 
distinctive foliage at o?icc attracts attention and excites admira- J 
Hon . when seen planted in groups, or as single specimens, as 
at Battersea Park, the Lower Grounds Aston, and other public 

1859 Ara'lia Japon'ica, 4 ft. 

1860 ,, papyri'fera, 5 ft. 

1861 ,, Shefne'ri 

1862 „ Siebol'dii, 4 ft.... 

1863 ,, spino'sa, 5 ft. ... 

1864 ,, trifolia'ta, 4 ft. 

jggg " choice mixed J places where sub-trotical gardening is made a feature. 

1 o 

1 o 

1 o 

1 o 

1 o 

1 o 

2 6 


[Barr and Suqden, 

ARCTOTIS, Nat. Ord. Compos' it oe. Beautiful half-hardy bedding-out perennial. Perpkt. 

1S66 Arcto'tis grandiflo'ra argen'tea, large yellmu flowers, centre crimson, and silvery foliage, £ft o 6 

ARDIS'IA., Nat. Ord. Myrsindcece. Handsome fruit-bearing greenhouse shrubs. 

18G7 Ardis'ia crenula'ta, a very decorative winter plant, covered with bright scarlet berries, 2 ft o 6 

18G8 ,, excel'sa, the laurel-leaved A rdisia, 3 ft \\ j Q 

ARG-EMO'NE, Nat. Ord. Papavera'cecs. Very showy hardy shrubbery annuals. 

1869 Argemo'ne grandiflo'ra, white, 2 ft ~> These are remarkably distinctive Poppy-like plants, ( o 3 

1870 ,, Hunneman'nii, yellow, 2 ft. ) and very effective in flower borders, (. 0 3 

ARGYRA'NTHEMUM, Nat. Ord. Compos' itce. Greenhouse shrub. 

Fine Lomatia-likc ornamental foliage plant, suitable for conservatory and out-door summer decoration. 

1871 Argyra'nthemum fnites'cens, odoriferous orange-coloured flowers o 6 

ARME'RIA, Nat. Ord. Plumbaglna'cece. Beautiful hardy perennials. 

1872 Arme'ria, 5 beautiful varieties ") As border plants and for rock-cork, the* ore exceedingly effective ( each o 6 

1873 ,, Choice mixed Varieties ) ^ flowers unsurpassed, and valuable for winter bouquets 'i O 6 

ARTEMISIA, Nat. Ord. Compos 'itce. Ornamental sub-tropical foliage plants. 

1874 Artemisia argen'tea, 3 ft... A. gracilis is themost elegant plant in cultivation, an dwell adapted ( o 6 

1875 ,, an'nua, 5 ft | for i?nparting a grace to borders and sub-tropical gardens. A. \ 06 

1876 arhores'cens,7 ft. r argentea and A. judaica, with their beautifully cut graceful \ o 6 

1877 ,, gracilis, 5 ft. ... | silvery foliage, are no less attractive and striki?igly effective. Fori o 6 
187G ,, judaica, 4 ft J dinner-table decoration these three plants are most desirable. [_ o 6 

A'RUM, Nat. Ord. Ara'ceo?. Hardy perennials. 

1879 A 'rum mixed varieties, very ornamental plants, with singularly curious flowers o 6 

ASOLETIAS, Nat. Ord. Asclepio.da'ccce. Beautiful hardy perennials, etc. 

1880 Ascle'pias curassavlca, bright scarlet, 3 ft. \ ' . . , . r / o 6 

,001 f*. I .7 , k Fine herbaceous plants; Cvrassavica is valued under glass for its { , 

1881 „ DOUgla Sli, purple lilac, 3 ft. ... f promt blooming in winter and spring; Inearnata out qf doort) O 6 

1882 ,, incarna'ta. rose-purple, 2 ft I /or its delicunufy fragrant flowers ; and Tuberosa for Hi showy \ 0 f } 

1883 ,, tuoero sa, bright orange, 2 ft. ... J \ o 6 

ASPE'RULA, Nat. Ord. Rubia'cece. Fragrant hardy annual. 

1884 Aspe'rula azu'rea seto'sa, light blue, a charming species of the Woodruff family, 1 ft 3^. and o 6 

ASPHO'DELUS, Nat. Ord. Asjihodeldcew. Hardy perennials. 

3885 AspllO'delUS al'bUS. White. 2 ft ) These are very distinctive in character, and highly ornamental ) 0 f. 

-qqc m ' 11 a > m flower boulers und scmxuild situations ; they are popularly \ 

-1-886 ,, lu'teus, yellow, 2 ft j tailed King't-onear. J o 6 

AS'TER, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Beautiful half-hardy annuals. 

The Aster, well cultivated, is the most beautiful flower in its season : the Hamburgh Prize Pceony Perfection, 
with its massive tasselled flowers ; the Victoria, with its large perfect imbricated blossoms ; the Dwarf Chrysan- 
themum-flowered, hiding the foliage with its large beautiful flowers; the Pompone, with its model-shaped 
blossoms for bouquets ; and the exquisite Dwarf Bouquet Elegantissima, with flowers ranging from the size of a 
florin to that of a five shilling piece, and the colours so strikingly pretty as to give to the plant a fairy-like 
appearance. The new varieties, German Emperor, Shakespeare, Humboldt, Bismarck, Dwarf Victoria \ 
Schiller, etc., take prominent rank in this galaxy of beauty. See also p. 8. 

1887 As ter, Paeony Perfection, mixed, \\ ft i 

1888 ,, ,, ,, crimson, for small beds or ribbons, i h ft i 

1889 ,, ,, violet, ,, lift 

1890 ,, ,, „ white, ,, lift i 0 

1891 „ ,, ,, rose, ,, i\ ft i o- 

1892 , , , , , , Hamburgh Prize, mixed, the most perfect type of the Posony v£ 

1893 ,, ,, ,, crimson, for small beds or ribbons 

1894 „ ,, ,, ,, violet, ,, 

1895 ,, ,, ,, ,, white, ,, ^, 

1896 ,, ,, ,, „ rose. 

1897 ,, Mont Blanc (new), the largest of Asters, pure white flowers, 5 in. across, 2 ft. {crop failed)... 

1898 ,, New Victoria mix-ed, perfect in form, and beautifully imbricated, z\ ft 1 o 

1899 ,, ,, ,, white, for beds or ribbons, ih ft 1 

1900 ,, ,, ,, violet, „ ijft 

1901 ,, ,, ,, crimson, ,, i| ft 

1902 ,, ,, ,, Honey-comb, carmine rose, exceedingly beautiful (new), x\ ft 2 6- 

1903 ,, ,, Quilled brilliant carmine rose, very beautiful (new), 1^ ft 2 6 

1904 Imbrique Pompone mixed, model-shaped flowers for bouquets, \\ ft 1 q, 

1905 ,, Cockade mixed, centres white, bordered scarlet, carmine, violet, etc., lift 1 o 

1906 ,, Hedgehog improved mixed, a grand variety with large massive flowers,"i \ ft 1 c 

1907 ,, Dwarf Chrysanthemum-flowered mixed, uniform height 10 inches 1 o 

1908 ,, ,, ,, crimson, for beds or ribbons, 10 inches 1 o 

1909 ,, ,, ,, violet, ,, 10 inches 1 o 

1910 ,, ,, ,, white, ,, 10 inches 1 o 

1911 ,, "German Emperor," mixed, a beautiful new dwarf variety, with flowers of the finest 

typical form of the Paeony Perfection Aster, 1 f t i 2 6 

1912 ,, "Shakespeare," mixed, a fine new dwarf variety, of a compact bushy habit, and with 

flowers beautifully imbricated, \ f t 1 o 

1913 ,, " Humboldt," mixed; the flowers of this new variety are of the Paeony-form, and produced 

very profusely, 1 ft 1 o 

1914 "Bismarck," mixed; the flowers are of the highest type of the Paeony Perfection, and the 

petals remarkable for a rich shining satiny glaze, while the habit is the finest form of the 
Dwarf Bouquet Pyramid, 1 ft 2 6 

1915 ,, Dwarf Bouquet Elegantissima mixed, exquisitely beautiful. 1 ft 1 o 

1916 ,, Schiller Dwarf Pyramidal Bouquet (new), mixed very beautiful, 1^ ft 1 c 

1917 ,, New Dwarf Victoria, flowers very large, 10 in 1 6 

1 o 

. *h ft. 









i| ft. 


ij ft. 



I o 
I o 

12, Kins? Street, Coven t Garden, 1872. 1 19 

,s Per pkt. 

s. d. 

1918 As ter, New Peeony- flowered Bouquet Pyramid mixed, splendid, 1 ft 1 o 

1919 ,, Dwarf Paeony-flowered Globe (new), crimson, 1 f t 2 6 

1920 Quilled, Bettridge's Prize varieties, 2 ft 6d. and 1 o 

1921 , , Turban (new), flowers dark red and white, with black foliage, £ f t 1 o 

1922 ,, alpi'nus, the blue daisy of the Alps, hardy perennial, h f t o 6 

ASTRA'GALUS, Nat. Ord. Legumino' see . Beautiful hardy perennials. 

1923 Astra'galus choice mixed, from six beautiful varieties, 2 ft 3d. and o 6 

ATHAITA'SIA, Nat. Ord. Compos itce. Fine hardy annual for bouquets. 

1924 Athana'sia an'nua, the clusters of ball-like golden flowers are very effective, 1 ft 3^. and o 6 

AUBERGINE (Egg-plant), Nat. Ord. Solatia' cece. Handsome fruit-bearing annuals. 

Unique for table decoration, and sub-tropical effect ; the fruit makes a pleasing variety amongst dessert. 

1925 Aubergine (half-hardy annuals), i£ ft. fruit orange, scarlet, large violet, and white each var. o 3 

1926 ,, fine mixed, ti ft 3d. and o 6 

1927 ,, New Giant, flack, from Pekin, a picturesque variety, with black fruit, 1^ ft o 6 

1928 ,, ,, striped, from Guadaloupe, very large fruit, and handsome, 1 \ ft o 6 

1929 ,, ,, white, very large and handsome, 1 § ft o 6 

1930 ,, ,, Purple furrowed, a Chinese variety, weighing 6 pounds, 1 \ ft o 6 

1931 ,, ,, choice mixed, new Giant varieties, 1 \ ft o 6 

ATJBRIE'TIA, Nat. Ord. Cruciferce. Pretty spring-flowering hardy perennials. 

1932 Aubrie'tia deltoi'dea, rose-lilac\ This charming plant [often called Blue Alyssum) is indispen-\ o 4 

1933 ,, purpu'rea, purple... I sable for beds, edgings, ribbons, and for working into all kinds \ o 6 

1934 ,, Grse'ca, purple, C oj fancy designs in spring gardening ; associated 'with daisies, f o 6 

1935 ,, mixed ) it imparts a subdued mauve ground to tapestry beds; height 5ft. / o 6 

AU'CUBA JAPON'ICA, Nat. Ord. Corna'cece. Handsome shrub. 

1936 Au'cuba Japon'ica [the large proportion of Aucuba plants raised from seed are males) 2 6 

AURICULA, Nat. Ord. Primula'cece. Handsome favourite hardy perennials. 

1937 Auricula, finest stage flowers, various colours, h ft. "\ Few plants indeed excite so much admiration (26 

1938 ,, finest mixed, border varieties, I ft. ( at our spring flower shows as the Auri-) 1 o 
1339 ,, fine ,, ,, ,, I ft. ( cula ; they succeed best grown in a northern} o 6 

1940 ,, fl.-pl. (new), 15 per cent, come double, \ ft. ) aspect. \ 2 6 

AZATjEA, Nat. Ord. Rhodora'cece. Beautiful greenhouse and hardy shrubs. 

1941 Azalea, saved from the choicest greenhouse varieties, 4 ft 2 6 

1942 saved from fine greenhouse varieties, 4 ft 1 o 

1943 ,, saved from the finest hardy Ghent varieties, 4 ft 1 o 

BALSAM, Nat. Ord. Balsamina'cece. Magnificent half-hardy annuals. 

Magnificent conservatory plants, and for flower beds and borders matchless in sheltered situations. 

1944 Balsam, saved from the most carefully selected English double varieties, 2 ft 2 6 

1945 ,, Rose-flowered Camellia (Andrieux's), finest double German varieties, 2 ft is. and 2 6 

1946 ,, Rose-flowered (Andrieux's), finest double German varieties, 2 ft is. and 2 6 

1947 „ Rose-flowered dwarf (Andrieux's), finest double German varieties, i\ ft is. and 2 6 

1948 Camellia-flowered, fine continental double varieties, 2 ft 6d. and 1 o 

1949 ,, Rose-flowered, fine double continental varieties, 2 ft 6d. and 1 o 

1950 „ Dwarf Camellia-flowered, German double varieties, 1^ ft 6d. and 1 o 

1951 ,, Miniature Continental, double varieties, 1 ft 6d. and 1 o 

1952 ,, Solferino, white, striped and spotted crimson, very fine double, 2 ft 6d. and 1 o 

1953 „ Carnation striped dwarf, rose-formed [new), fi?ie mixed, 2 ft 2 6 

1954 ,, „ ,, tricolor dwarf, rose-formed (new), fine mixed, 2 ft 2 6 

1955 ,, dark blood red (new), very splendid variety, 2 ft 6d. and 1 o 

1956 ,, Smith's splendid mixed camellia-flowered, 2 ft 2 o 

1957 „ fine mixed, 1 to 2 ft o 6 

1958 ,, common mixed, 1 to 2 ft , o 3 

BAPTTSIA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Hardy perennials. 

1959 Bapti'sia Austra'lis, blue, 2 ft ) Fine herbaceous plants for woodland walks and margins \ o 3 

1960 ,, exalta'ta alba, white, 3 ft. j of shrubbery borders. j' o 3 

BARTO'NIA, Nat. Ord. Loasa'cece. Very showy hardy annual. 

1961 Barto'nia au'rea, golden yellow, a very effective plant for borders and in masses, i\ ft 3d. and o 6 

BEG-0'NIA, Nat. Ord. Begonia 'cece. Beautiful greenhouse and stove plants. 

1962 Bego'nia fine mixed, including beautiful variegated foliage and flowering varieties 1 o 

1963 ,, choice mixed, the newest flowering and foliage varieties 2 6 

1964 ,, . Pear'cei, a new species with remarkably beautiful foliage, 1 ft 1 o 

1965 , , semperflo'rens, white flowers, produced in great profusion, 1^ ft 1 o 

BE'TA, Nat. Ord. Chenop odea 'cece. Ornamental foliage plants. 

1966 Be'ta vulgaris ML kermesi'na 1 ft. .-j /f woMbe impossihle „ , ,„ w W/ e/ the crims , in . Ua . je4 Beet , ( 1 o 

1967 „ Cl Cla BraSllien SIS, scarlet rib, 2^ ft. No . 1966 . Its J war f growt h, intense crimen foliage, and fine I I O 

1968 ,, ,, ,, yellow rib, 2.r, ft. \ habit, adapt it for any style of gardening, vj'sile the varieties of -\ I O 

1969 ,, M white rib, l\ ft. I dcla grown as single specmiens in shrubbery borders and semi-zcild j j 0 

1970 ,', ChllenSiS, SCarW, 2$ ft. " J places, are objects of great attraction. { x 0 

BI'DENS, Nat. Ord. Compos' itce. Very effective and showy hardy annual. 

1971 Bi'dens atrosanguin'ea, blood red, a matchless plant for back rows amongst shrubs and in flower 

borders ; its rich conspicuous colours weil adapt it for distant effect, 1^ ft o 6 

BOOGO'NIA, Nat. Ord. Pap aver a cece. Highly ornamental hardy perennials. 

1972 Bocco'niacord'atarotundifo'lia ^ sub-tropical gardens, as single specimens on laivns, in flower-\ ... 1 o 

1973 ,, Japon'ica J> borders and semi-wild situations, these stately 'plants, with v.. . 1 o 

• i 3 

1974 ,, choice mixed J their beautifully-divided foliage, are objects of admiration, j is 6c 

20 [Barr and Sug.icn, 

BQKO'NIA, Nat. Ord. Ruta'ceae. Handsome evergreen greenhouse shrubs. 

1975 Boro'nia ala'ta, rose, a very elegant plant, 3 ft o 6 

1976 ,, ledifolia, rose, an exceedingly pretty new species, 3 ft 1 o 

BOSSLZE'A, Nat. Ord. Legivmirto'sce. Elegant evergreen greenhouse shrubs. 

1977 Bossise'a choice mixed, charming plants for greenhouse decoration, 3 ft 1 o 

BKACHY'COME (Swan River Daisy), Nat. Ord. Compos' itce. Pretty h.-h. annuals. 

1978 Brachy'come iberidifo'lia, blue, \it ^ charming dwarf plants of compact growth, covered with (03 

1979 ,, ,, albiflO'ra, white, \ ft. > beautiful Cineraria-like flowers, and admirably adapted< O 3 

1980 , , , , finest mixed, \ ft. ... j f° r iTnatl hecls and edgings, rock-wori, etc. I O 3 

BROWAL'LIA, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'cece. Beautiful greenhouse biennials. 

1981 Browallia Cerviakowsk'ii, blue, centre white, ih ft. ... "\ Excecdi?igly pretty plants, flowering ( o 3 

1982 ,, ela'ta al'ba, u/iite, 1^ ft under glass througlwut the autumn, ) o 3 

1983 ,, ,, coeru'lea grandiflo'ra, sky blue, 1^ ft. ( winter, and spring months, and out-\ o 4 

1984 ,, choice mixed, ft ) doors in t/ie summer. {06 

BEU G-MAN' SIA, Nat. Ord. Solana'cece. Magnificent conservatory shrubs. 

1985 Brugman'sia Knight'ii, white, flowers very fragrant, 3 ft 1 o 

1986 ,, suave'olens (arborea), white, flowers very large and fragrant, 3 ft o 6 

OAO'TI, Nat. Ord. Cacta'cecs. Singular and beautiful greenhouse perennials, etc. 

1987 Cac'ti, choice dwarf or round species, mixed 1 o- 

1988 ,, ,, varieties of Epiphyllum 1 o 

1989 „ opun'tia Rafines'quiana, a fine plant for rock-work, hardy perennial 1 o 

OALANDKIN'IA, Nat. Ord. Portulaca'cece. Beautiful hardy annuals, etc. 

1990 and 1993 are so very beautiful, they should occupy a place i?i the sunny pari of every garden. 

1990 Calandrin'ia grandiflo'ra (dis'color), rose-pink, 1 ft., admirable for edgings and small beds o 3 

1991 ,, specio'sa, rose-purple, hit. 7 Charming plants for the decoration of the ( 3d. and o 6 

1992 ,, ,, al'ba, white, f ft. ) flower garden. Sow in August ( 3d. and o 6 

1993 ,, umbella'ta major, glowing magenta crimson, a charming, spreading, hardy perennial, 

valuable for rock -work, or as a groundwork to large succulents, 5 ft o 6 

OALCEOLA'BIA, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'cece. Indispensable greenhouse perennials, etc. 

1994 Oalceola'ria herbaceous, Barr's magnificent International First Prize varieties, lit. ...2s. 6d. and 3 6- 

1995 ,, ,, Thompson's Dalkeith Park varieties, a very fine selection, 2 ft 2 6 

1996 ,, ,, saved from very fine flowers, 2ft 1 o 

1997 tl hy'brida pu'mila compac'ta, mixed, these are German selections of dwarf compact 

growth and large flowers, 1 f t 2 6 

1998 ,, shrubby, saved in Germany from choicest dwarf bedding varieties, 1 f t 2 6 

1999 ,, pinna'ta, yellow, half-hardy annual, 2 ft o 6 

2000 ,, scabiossefo'lia, clear yellow, half-hardy annual, 2 ft 3d. and o 6- 

CALENDULA, Nat. Ord. Compos 'itce. Very useful hardy annuals. 

2001 Calen'dula Ponge'ii, double white, very beautiful, 1 ft. ") Exceedingly profuse blooming plants, ( o 3 

2002 ,, pluvia'lis, pure white, large flowers, 1 ft. ) effective in beds, masses, and lines. \ o 3 

2003 ,, officinalis fl. pi. Aurora, apricot, \ ft. > Thesearevarielicsofthc Panunculus, or Pot- f o 3 

2004 ,, ,, Le Proust, nankeen, 1 ft. ... ( Marigold, of the garden : in large borders,) o 3 

2005 ,, ,, plenis'sima OCUla'ta, 1 ft. { shrubberies, and semi-wild places, the fine\ o 3 

2006 ,, super 'ba, rich orange, 1 ft. ) varieties offered are exceedingly attractive. \ o 3 

CAL'LA (Richardia), Nat. Ord. Orontidcece. Very useful half-hardy perennial. 

2007 Cal'la .ffithio'pica, the white Ethiopian, or Nile Lily, grows freely in ponds, 2 ft o 6 

OALLIOAE'PA, Nat. Ord. Verbena' cece. Beautiful fruit-bearing greenhouse shrubs. 

2008 Callicar'pa purpu'rea ^ When in berry they are very attractive, and much prized for placing on ( o 6 

2009 ,, ro'sea > the breakfast table. Seedlings fruit the first season, and make finer< o 6 

2010 ,, mixed ... j specimens than if struck from cuttings ; height 2 ft. ( 1 c 

CALLI0FSIS or COREOPSIS, Nat. Ord. Composite. Very useful hardy annuals, etc. 

All the varieties are continuously in bloom, and rank among the most elegant and effective of annuals. 

2011 Calliop'sis aristosa, yellow, foliage very ornamental, 3 ft \ 

As specimens they are extremely j O t> 

2012 ,, bi'color grandiflo'ra, yellow, crimson centre, 2 it. ... \ graceful, and supply an abun-< 3d. and o 6- 

2013 ,, nigra SpeCiO'Sa, rich velvety Crimson, 2 ft. ) dance of most elegant cut flower »y o 3 

2014 „ ,, na'na, yellow, Crimson centre, I ft. f These are equal to any bedding plant in effect 1 3^- & ° & 

2015 ,, ,, ni'gTa na'na, velvety crim son, I ft. ( and duration. Plants taller than ift pull up. ) 3^.& o 6 

2016 ,, cardaminsefo'lia atro-sangui'nea, deep velvety crimson, growth beautiful, i| ft o 3. 

2017 ,, corona'ta, rich yellow, spotted crimson, a very effective border plant, \\ it o 3 

2018 , , Drummond'ii, yellow, crimson centre, a charming plant for beds, 1^ ft o 3 

2019 ,, filifo'lia Burridg'ii, crimson, edged yellow, very graceful and beautiful, 2 ft o 3 

2020 ,, Engelman'nii, bright yellow, in habit and foliage the very perfection of grace, 1 ft. 3d. & o 6 

2021 , , lanCeOla'ta, golden yellow, 3 ft "| These hardy perennial varieties are extremely decorative j O £> 

2022 , , lOn'gipeS, yellow, 3 it > in the border, and where cut flowers are in demand, > O 3 

2023 Philadel'phiCa, large yellow flowers, 3 ft. j their usefulness cannot be over-estimated. j O 6 

2024 ,, tall, mixed varieties o 3 

2025 ,, dwarf, mixed varieties o 3 

CALLIRHO'E, Nat. Ord. Maha'cece. Handsome hardy border anuuals, etc. 

The rich purple-crimson glozo of the beaziliful saucer-shaped flowers of this plant is matchless. 

2026 CallirhO'e peda'ta, purple-crimson, 2 ft ~) Strikingly effective i?i flower, foliage, and habit, ("03 

2027 ,, ,, na'na, violet-crimson, 1 ft. ) for borders £f beds. Steep the seed before sowing. \ o 3 

2028 » , involucra'ta, rich crimson-purple, large flowers, fine hardy perennial reck plant o 3 

OALLISTE'MOU, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce.. Beautiful greenhouse shrub. 

2029 CaUiste'mon semperflo'rens, crimson, splendid flowering conservatory plant, 4 ft o 6 

12, King Street, Coveut Garden, 1872.] 


CALYOAFTHUS (Allspice),Nat. Orel. Calycantha'cece. Fragrant hardy shrubs. P " P d!' 

2031 Calycan'thus fine mixed, 3 varieties, plants with delightfully cinnamon-scented flowers, 5 ft o 6 

CAMEL'LIA, Nat. Orel. Ternstrdmiacece. Favourite greenhouse shrubs. 

2032 Camel'lia, saved from a splendid collection, 5 ft is. and 2 6 

CAMPAFULA, Nat. Ord Campanula' cece. Annuals and perennials. 
The varieties we enumerate of this genus, whether stately or dwarf, are all extremely beautiful. 

2033 Campan'ula At'tica, rich purple, ift. f For rock-work, edgings, and panel beds, these arc gems, car- ( o 3 

2034 ,, ,, al'ba, white, ^{\..\pcting the ground zvilh rich gree?i foliage and pretty fiowers\ o 6 

2035 ,, carpat'ica, mauve, 1 ft ) Splendid, for permanent beds, edgings, and flower bor- ( o 3 

2036 ,, ,, al'ba, white, 1 ft. j ders ; established plants are very floriferous ; h.p. \ 0*3 

2037 ,, Cersii, violet blue, fine dwarf rock-plant o 6 

2038 ,, celtidifo'lia (new), z ■iolet-blue, blooms first season, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 6 

2039 . , exi'mia grandlflo'ra, deep purple, 2 ft ^ These are very beautiful varieties of Campanula, ( O 3 

2040 ,, ,, ,, al'ba, pure white, 2 ft. ... > frequently sold under the name of tVahlenbergiaK o 3 

2041 ,, ,, ,, fl. ^\., pure White, 2 ft. j grandiflora ; hardy perennials. ( I O 

2042 ,, grandis, purple, large handsome flowers, hardy perennial, 2 ft , o 4 

2043 ,, ,, al'ba, zvhitc, large handsome flowers, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 4 

2044 ,, lactiflo'ra, zohite, very desirable' border plant, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 4 

2045 j , littora'lis (stricta and vincseflora), blue, very fine hardy annual, All o 3 

2046 Lo'rei, purple-lilac, 1 ft ) For neat beds and masses in the flower borders, these f o 3 

2047 ,, ,, al'ba, silvery-grey, 1 ft. j pretty hardy 'annuals arc charming. \ o 3 

2048 ,, Leutwei'nii, pale blue, flowers large, very fine dwarf hardy biennial, i\ ft o 6 

2049 ,, pentago'nia, rich purple, \ ft ) Very pretty hardy annuals for beds, flower^ o 3 

2050 ,, ,, al'ba, white, \ ft ) borders, and rock-work. (03 

2051 ,, peregri'na, deep violet, very beautiful and desirable hardy perennial, 1$ ft o 6 

2052 ,, persicifo'lia al'ba, pure white, very beautiful hardy perennial, 2 ft o 3 

2053 ,, ,, cceru'lea, blue, ,, ,, ,, 2ft o 3 

2054 „ primulajfo'lia, purple, a fine specieSj hardy perennial, 2 ft o b 

2055 , , pyramida'lis, blue, h. p., 3 ft ) Stately plants of great beauty for forming ( 0 3 

2056 ,, „ al'ba, zvhite, h. p., 3 ft J screens and for conservatory decoration. (03 

2057 ,, sibir'lca, blue, 1 f t o 3 

2058 ,, strigo'sa, rose-violet, nice border plant, hardy annual, 1 ft o 3 

2059 • ,, Vidall'ii, white, very elegant half-hardy perennial, 1^ ft o 6 

CAFDYTUPT (Ibe'ris), Nat. Ord. Crucif'erce. Beautiful hardy annuals 

2060 Candytuft Dunnet'tii, rich crimson, 1 ft. 1 rhe Candytuft is a plant of fine hahtu profuse bUming, and temain- i 0 3 

linifOlia, rosy zvhlte, I ft ing l ong & beauty, admirably adapting it for ribbons, continuous I O 4 

Normandy, lilac, 1 ft y lines, flower-beds, and borders f the rich colour of Dunnettii, the soft A O 3 



rOCket-flOWered, White, I ft. lilac of Normandy, the fine spike 0/ the Rocket, and the gracefully cut ey g 

white, 1 ft. ... j f° lia i e °f (he Swee *- 

SWeet-SCented, white, I ft. ... j f olia S e °f the ^eer-scented, afford « pleasing variation. L O 3 

FA., Nat. Ord. Marantacece. Highly ornamental half-hardy perennials. 

Scientific gardening has reached an epoch when sub-tropical or Leaf Gardens in any part of the three 
kingdoms are no longer a chimera. It is simply a question of the right place for the plants, and the right plants 

for the place, and the treatme7it necessary to ensure success. In this style of gardening, the Canna must neces- 
sarily take the prominent position: possessing, as it does, picturesque foliage, varied both in form and colour, 
with a chasteness yet boldness of outline peculiar to itself, and which renders it at cmce pleasing to the most 
fastidious-, and an equally agreeable associate with either shrubs or flotvers. 

Although we have alluded only to the foliage of these plants, the flowers arc by no means to be despised ; 
indeed, some of them are exquisitely beautiful. 

A stock of Cannas is easily secured. Sow the seed -early in spring, in a strong moist heat, and they will be 
decorative the first season ; or sow them later, and they will make nice rhizomes for another year. 

Most of the following may be seen at Battersea Park in perfect io?i : — 

2065 Can'na An'nei, handsome long green foliage, 6 ft o 6 

2066 ,, ,, ro'sea, purple stems, handsome green foliage, margined maroon, 5 ft o 6 

2067 ,, ,, super'ba, fine bright green foliage, 5 ft o 6 

2068 atro-ni'gricans, large dark handsome foliage (new), 4 ft 1 o 

2069 , , auranti'aea splen'dens, very handsome dark green foliage, 4 ft o 6 

2070 , , Binorel'li, dwarf variety, with fine dark-shaded foliage, 3 ft o 6 

2071 ,, Cha'tei dis'color, beautiful maroon foliage, 4 ft o 6 

2072 , , dis'color floribun'da, very fine dark maroon foliage, 4 ft o 6 

2073 ,, ,, viola'cea, broad handsome foliage, finely-shaded maroon, 4 ft o 6 

2074 ,, elegantis'sima gran'dis, large robust foliage, 6 ft 1 o 

2075 , , expan'sa, large handsome maroon-shaded foliage, 5 ft o 6 

2076 Gloire de Nantes (new), very handsome, 5 ft 1 o 

2077 ,, grandiflo'ra floribun'da, very handsome green foliage, 4 ft o 6 

2078 ., Houllet'ii, large green handsome Musa-like foliage, 5 ft 1 o 

2079 ,, Impera'tor, very handsome green foliage, 5 ft 1 o 

2080 , , Krela'gei dis'color, a variety with beautiful maroon foliage, 4 ft o 6 

2081 ., limba'ta ma'jor, a majestic variety, with fine green foliage, 6 ft o 6 

2082 ., macrophyl'la musafo'lia, very large Musa-like foliage, 5 ft 1 o 

2083 . , max'ima, immense green foliage, handsome, 5 ft o 6 

2084 nervo'sa An'nei, very pretty foliage, veined and margined maroon, 4 ft o 6 

2085 , , nigricans, very dark maroon, handsome foliage, 4 ft 1 o 

2086 ,, ,, margina'ta, handsome dark foliage, beautifully margined, 4 ft 1 o 

2087 , , Peruvia'na robus'ta, large green handsome foliage, edged dark maroon, 5 ft 1 o 

2088 , , Plantie'rii, very handsome foliage, 5 ft o 6 

2089 , , prem'ices de Nice, very handsome large dark green foliage, 5 ft o 6 

2090 ; , purpu'rea spectab'ilis, crimson stems, and foliage veined and shaded crimson, s ft 1 o 

2091 ,, rubricaulis, a very fine variety, with maroon-shaded foliage, 5 ft 1 o 

2092 viola'cea super'ba (new), very handsome foliage, 5 ft 1 o 

2093 ,, zebri'na na'na, new dwarf var., foliage beautifully margined and shaded maroon, 3 ft 1 o 

In addition to the above we can supply many other fine species and varieties. 
2094 Fine mixed, per pkt., is. \ 2095 Choice mixed, per pkt., 2s. 6d. 

CAFNABIS, Nat. Ord. Vrti'cece. Majestic hardy annual. 

2096 Can'nabis giga'ntea, a most elegant and imposing sub-tropical plant, very effective on lawns, 3 ft. 06 


\_Barr and Sugdcn, 

CANTERBURY-BELLS, Nut.Ord. Ca?npanuldcece. Very showy hardy biennials. 

As single specimens these are unrivalled border plants, and are also very effective if grown in large pots. Pe s r pJt ^ 

2097 Canterbury-Bells double mixed, 2^ ft o 3 

2098 ,, ,, lilac, blue, ox white, 2^ ft each o 3 

2099 ,, ,, new rose, pure pink, very beautiful, 2\ ft 6d. and 1 o 

2100 ,, single mixed, o.\ ft o 3 

2101 ,, ,, blue or white, 2.^ ft each o 3 

2102 ,, new rose, pure pink, very beautiful, 2\ ft o 6 

OAP'SIOUM, Nat. Ord. Solatia cecr. Ornamental half-hardy annuals. 

2103 Cap'sicum Cherry fruited, dark red, 2 ft. ^ /// addition to their ctilinary value, the Capsicums are 

2104 .. Chili, scarlet fruit, 1^ ft I of a very ornamental character, when loaded in 

2 ft. .. 

2107 ,, monstro'sum,jmr/t'/fruit,2 ft 

2108 , , Prince of Wales, citron fr. , 2ft 

2109 ,, Squash sweet, for salads, 2 ft 

2110 ,, choice mixed 

o 3 

o 3 

° 3 

° 3 

2105 ,, long, scarlet ir\x\t, 2 ft autumn with their highly-polished and richly 

2106 ,, ,, yellow fruit, 2 ft |_ coloured fruits, and are admirably adapted for din 

ncr- table decoration. The yellow fruited, a?id the~\ o 3 

citron-coloured Prince of Wales have a beauti- I 1 o 

ful waxy appearance by gaslight, and as an agree- o 3 

able relief are sometimes dished amongst dessert. t o 6 

CAR'DUUS (Thistle), Nat. Ord. Composite. Hardy or half-hardy biennials. 

These Thistles are all of a highly ornamental character, and exceedingly effective in shrubbery borders. 

2111 Car'duus acanthoi'des (Scotch Thistle), silvery foliage, a noble plant, 6 ft o 6 

2112 ,, benedic'tus (the Blessed Thistle), 3 ft o 3 

2113 ,, cineres'cens, lilac, shaded blue, leaves downy, with a glaucous tint, and long spines, 1^ ft. 

per seed o 6 

2114 ,, Ver'dii, rich scarlet, leaves deeply indented, prickly, covered with a thick white- 

down per seed o 6 

2115 ,, ebur'neus (Ivory Thistle), 6 ft o 3 

2116 ,, Globe Thistle (Echinops bannaticus), purple, 2 ft o 3 

2117 ,, ,, (Echinops sphcerocephalus), light blue, 5 ft o 3 

2H8 ,, Maria'nus, foliage beautifully variegated, green and white, 3 ft o 3 

2119 ,, Taur'icus, a majestic plant, 10 ft o 3 

CARNATION, Nat. Ord. Caryopliylld cece. Indispensable fragrant hardy perennials. 

A reserve piece of ground should be devoted to the cultivation of Carnations for cut flowers : plants from seed 
are mfinitcly more floriferous than from cuttings ; and, as regards double flowos, 80 per cent, from the best seed 
come usually double, and most charming varieties can always be selected frojn these. 

2120 Carnation, saved from the choicest double flowers, 1^ ft 2 6 

2121 / ,, I ,, fine double flowers, i| ft 1 o 

2122 I ,, 1 \ perpetual, saved from the choicest double flowers, 12 ft 2 6 

2123 ,,, ,, u fine double flowers, 1^ ft 1 o 

2124 4 ,, saved from the choicest double yellow varieties, 1. i ft is. and 2 6 

2125 ,, MI M fancy varieties, 12 ft is. and 2 6 

s 2126 ^ ,, / saved by Mr. Turner, from his magnificent collection, 1^ ft 2s. 6d. and 3 6 

2127 ,, I dwarf double early flowering", mixed, a charming compact bushy variety, 1 ft 1 o 

2128 ,, f clove- scented, from the very choicest English varieties, 1^ ft is. and 2 6 

2129 very good border flowers, 2 ft o 6 

CASSIA, Nat. Ord. Leyumindsce. Beautiful ornamental greenhouse shrubs. 

2130 Cas'sia grandiflo'ra floribun'da, brilliant golden flowers, and deep green foliage, 2^ ft 1 o 

2131 ,, choice mixed, from many varieties o 6 

CATANAFCHE, Nat. Ord. Composites. Very useful hardy perennials. 

2132 Catanan'che cceru'lea, blue, purple centre, 2 ft ) Fine free-flowering border plants, pro- ( o 3 

2133 ,, ,, bi'color, white, v iolet centre, 2 ft. ) ducing valuable flowers for bouquet s.\ o 3 

CAT0HFLY, Nat. Ord. Caryopliylld cece. Showy hardy annual. 

2134 Catchfly, Lobel's, red, showy early flowering plant, effective in beds and borders, i\ ft 3d. and o 6 

CEANOTHUS, Nat. Ord. Rhamndcece. Beautiful half-hardy wall shrubs. 

2135 Ceano'thus choice mixed, admirably adapted for fronts of villas and conservatories, 3 ft 1 o 

CEDRONEL'LA, Nat. Ord. Labidtce. Elegant hardy perennial. 

2136 Cedronel'la can'a, deep purple flowers in long spikes, neat fragrant foliage, 13 ft o 4 

CELO'SIA, Nat. Ord. Amarantlidceo?. Graceful and beautiful conservatory annuals. 

These are highly decorative autumn and winter blooming plants. As specimens for the conservatory they can be 
grown 3 ft. high and 3 ft. in diameter, a mass of bloom from the pot to the apex of the pla?it ; or, in small pots, 

nice plants can be grown for the drawing-room, sitting-room, or dinner-table. To cut for furnishing vases, 
the value of their flowers cannot be over-estimated. 

2137 Celo'sia argen'tea, silvery white, shaded rose, in elegant flower spikes, 3 ft o 4 

2138 ,, pyramida'lis al'ba, white, long, graceful, silvery plumes, 2 ft o 6 

2139 ,, atroviola'cea, brilliant rich purple plumes, 2 ft o 6 

2140 ,, ,, au'rea, orange, most beautiful plumes, 2 ft o 6 

2141 ,, ,, COCCin'ea, scarlet plumes, 2 ft o 6 

2142 ,, ,, kerme3ina, rich crimson, 2 ft 0 6 

2143 ,, ,, na'na auranti'aca, soft brilliant yellow, lively green foliage, ft 1 o 

2144 , , , , robus'ta (new) , very handsome, 2 ft o 6 

2145 ,, ,, versic'olor, carmine, changing to red violet, brownish foliage, 2 ft 1 o 

2146 , , , , choice mixed, embracing all colours, 2 ft 1 o 

OENTAU'REA, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Showy hardy perennials, annuals, etc. 

All are exceed i?igly desirable plants. Candidissima, Gymnocarpa, and Plumosa, with their beautiful silvery 
foliage, are not only the most popular but the most effective of our garden favourites. Clemen iei is a novelty 
amongst herbaceous plants, its large silvery leaves are exceedingly effective in flower borders, centres of beds, &c. 
Africana, Babylonica, and Fenzlia are flue sub-tropical plants. 

2147 Centau'rea Africa'na, yellow, a fine sub-tropical plant, 3 ft 1 o 

2148 ,, America'na, lilac-purple, a very showy border plant, hardy annual, 2 ft o 3 

2149 ,, Babylonica, a most picturesque sub-tropical plant, with stately flower spikes of golden 

vellow, and large handsome silvery foliage, 4 ft o 6 

3 2, King Street, Coven t Garden, 1872.] 23 

Per pkt. 

s. d. 

2150 Ceatau'rea candidis'sima (ragusina), a most valuable and beautiful silver-leaved plant for beds, 

ribbons, vases, baskets, and pots, half-hardy perennial, 1 f t is. and 2 6 

2151 ,, ,, compac'ta, beautiful silvery foliage and compact growth, £ ft... .is. 6d. and 5 6 

2152 ,, Clemen'tei (magnificat ; this magnificent plant resembles Centaurea candidissima, 

but much larger in all its proportions, the silvery leaves being deeply cut in lobes, 

and these again elegantly fringed is., is. 6d., and 3 6 

2153 ,, Cya'nus, bright blue (Corn-flower), much prized to cut for bouquets, hardy annual, 3 ft. o 3 

2154 ,, depres'sa, bright blue, a very showy, hardy annual, 1 ft o 3 

2155 Fen'zlia, a picturesque sub-tropical plant, with greyish-green leaves, from the midst of 

which rises a flower spike, 3 ft., crowned with large yellow flowers 1 o 

2156 ,, gymnocar'pa, a most graceful and beautiful silver-leaved plant, valuable for beds, rib- 

bons, vases, baskets, and pots, half-hardy perennial, 1 ft 6d. and 1 o 

2157 ,, monta'na, blue and purple, very showy border plant, hardy perennial, 1 f t o 3 

2158 ,, nervosa, purple, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 6 

2159 ,, Phry'gia, purple ball, valuable for large borders, hardy perennial, 1^ ft o 3 

2160 ,, plumo'sa, in the style of Gymnocarpa, but with whiter and more finely divided foliage 2 6 

CENTRAFTHTJS, Nat. Ord. Valeriana cece. A showy hardy bedding annual. 

2161 Centran'thus macrosi'phon nanus, rose, very effective in beds and masses, f ft 3^. and o 6 

CERA'STIUM, Nat. Ord. Caryophylla'cece. Valuable edging hardy perennials. 

2162 Cera'stium Bieberstei'nii, \ ft. ~\ These gems of dwarf silvery-foliaged plants are capable of being ( o 6 

2163 , , tomento'sum, £ ft. K used in an endlessvariety of ways in spring & summer gardening, < o 6 

2164 ,, grandiflo'rum, \ ft. J the flowers arc profuse and as white as snow. (06 

CHAMiEPEU'CE, Nat. Ord. Compos' "d«\ Handsome half-hardy biennials. 

C. diacantha is one of the most singularly beautiful and elegant plants in cultivation ; it is a gem for the flower 
border, and in vases, baskets, or centres of beds it is unique. Casabonae is the Fishbone Thistle. 

2165 Chamsepeu'ce Casabo'nae, glossy dark green leaves, covered with curious hairy spines, 13 ft o 6 

2166 ,, diacan'tha, a picturesque plant, mid-rib of leaf and spines, ivory white, margined 

glossy green , and shaded by snowy white down, 1^ ft - 6d. and 1 o 

CHENOPODIUM, Nat. Ord. Chenopodia'cece. Ornamental hardy annuals. 

2167 Chenopo'dium altis'simum, a fine, graceful, slender, light green foliaged, sub-tropical plant, 

attaining a height of 10 ft., branching from the base and forming quite a pyramid o 6 

2168 ,, Atri'plicis, foliage carmine and purple, suitable for shrubbery borders, 3 ft o 3 

2169 ,, Scopa'rium (Summer Cypress), a very graceful border plant, 3 ft o 3 

CHLO'RA, Nat. Ord. Gentiana'cece. Beautiful half-hardy biennial. 

2170 CMo'ra grandiflo'ra, large, golden yellow flowers, foliage beautiful glossy green, 1 ft o 6 

CHOROZE'MA, Nat. Ord. Legumi7io'sce. Splendid greenhouse shrubs. 

2171 Choroze'ma mixed from choice varieties, 2 ft 1 o 

CHRYSANTHEMUM, Nat. Ord. Compos itce. Valuable hardy annuals, etc. 

The annual varieties of these are all exceedingly showy. The tall ones are recommended for borders, the 
tricolors for beds and borders. The three first on the list are the well-known perennial Chrysanthemums. 

2172 Chrysan'themum large-flowered, saved from finest double varieties, hardy perennial, 3 ft o 6 

2173 ,, Japon'icum, fl. pi., hybrids from Mr. Fortune's introductions, hardy p., 3 ft. ... 1 o 

2174 ,, dwarf Pompone, saved from finest double varieties, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 6 

2175 ,, frutes'cens, white ( The French Daisy), extensively planted in Paris, 1^ ft 1 o 

2176 ,, corona 'rium, double white, fine border plant, 2 ft o 3 

2177 ,, ,, double yellow, fine border plant, 2ft o 3 

2178 ,, tri'color, yellow and while, very useful plant, 1 ft o 3 

2179 ,, au'reum, golden yellow, showy, 1 ft o 3 

2180 ,, ,, Burridgea'num, white, crimson centre, beautiful, 1 ft o 3 

2181 ,, ,, atrococcin'eum.y^ry scarlet, produces a fine effect, 1 ft o 3 

2182 ,, ,, purpu'reum, purple crimson, ,, ,, 1 f t o 3 

2183 ,, ,, Dunnet'tii, snow white, immense double flowers, i| ft o 3 

2184 ,, ,, ,, golden yellow, ,, ,, ,, i| ft o 3 

2185 ,, ,, mixed varieties o 6 

CINERA'RIA, Nat. Ord. Compos' itoe. Winter- blooming greenhouse perennials, etc. 

C. acanthifolia, argentea, and maritima are valuable silvery-foliaged plants ; papyracea has immense 
leaves, and is tised for sub-tropical effect: they are all fine conservatory plants. 

2186 Cinera'ria, Barr's Prize, saved from the newest named sorts, 1.^ ft. ex 2 6 

2187 ,, saved from very fine varieties, \\ ft 1 o 

2188 ,, acanthifo'lia (new), silvery leaves, beautifully cut like the Acanthus, hardy perennial, 1 ft. t o 

2189 ,, argen'tea ve'ra, handsome silvery-leaved species, hardy perennial, 2 \ ft 1 o 

2190 ,, candidis'sima, a splendid silvery-foliaged species, hardy perennial, i"ft 1 o 

2191 ,, marit'ima, a handsome silvery-foliaged hardy perennial, i\ ft yi. and o 6 

2192 ,, papyra'cea, beautiful large-leaved species, flower stems 4 ft 1 o 

CIS'TUS, Nat. Ord. Cista'cece. Beautiful flowering hardy shrubs. 

2193 Cis'tus al'bidus, rose-lilac with orange eye, leaves white, 2 ft. „ 7 , , . f o 3 

2194 , , cret'icus, purple, 2 ft . . . ." ' Th gl* re f Tif™ e / l "i I 0 ? 


rock-work, etc., C. ladaniferus 
ajid Creticus, are the well- 1 
known Gum Cist us. 

o 3 
o 3 
o 6 

ladtnif enis, white and purple, 2 ft I J°™ er an * S l > ubbery borders, , Q 6 

2197 „ Monspelien'sis, white, beautiful, 2 ft 

2198 ,, salvifo'lius, white, 2 ft 

2199 ,, choice mixed 

2200 ,, dwarf (Helian'themum), mixed, including many beautiful varieties of the Sun-rose, 

greatly prized for rock vwork, dry banks, and flower borders, ^ ft 3^. and o 6 

OLARK'IA, Nat. Ord. Onagra'cece. Beautiful hardy annuals. 

2201 Clark'ia el'egans ro'sea, fl. pL, rose, zf%....\As border plants these are very effective; they arc (03 

2202 ,, ,, al'ba pu'ra, white, 2 ft.... i showy, elegant , and bloom profusely. \ o 3 




Clark'ia pulchella integripet'ala, ft. pi., rich magenta, ft 

al'ba, fl. pi., pure white, i ^ ft 

p.ulclier'rima, rose violet, ft 

al'ba, pure white, ih ft 

margina'ta, rose, celled white, i^ft. 
Tom Thumb, rose-crimson,.! it. ... 
,, ,, al'ba, /;/>■<• white, ift. 

car'nea, i ft.... 
„ ,, margina'ta (new), 

magenta -edged white, i ft. 

choice mixed tall c . 

Tom Thumb 

I Burr and Sngdtn, 

Per pkt 
s. d 

' yi. & o 

2Vie flarkui has undergone 
great improvement sinie 
its introduction. Its 
fiouers arc twice the ori- 
ginal size, and this com - 
bintxl u tth its )» ii/ltt and 

3d. & o 

oinoa u tin us m ii/ni. unu . , r, 
dltar colours, profusion J 3« . <x O 
of bloom, and fine habit, I od. & O 
n,akes it one of our best j>,' „ 
mid most popular an- 3" ,<xo 
iu/<i/a. 2Vi<! Tom Thumb 
varieties tnake fine com- 
pact beds and long mar- 
ginal lima. 

OLIAFTHUS, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Magnificent flowering shrubs. 

The magnificent C. Dampicrii is now more generally grozvn, its culture being more simple than was imagined. 
In Paris it has bean flowered in the open ground, from seed soiun in May, in a sunny situation. 

2214 Clian'thus Dampier'ii, eir.bracing many magnificent new varieties IS. and 2 6 

2215 ,, magni'fiCUS, scarlet, h.-h., 4 ft. ...\ Splendid plants for the conservatory, and also for C 1 o 

2216 ,, puni'ceus, scarlet, h.-h., 4 ft ) south walls with a little winter protection. \ o 6 


CLINTO'-NIA, Nat. Ord. Lobelia cecc. Charming half-hardy annuals. 
Clinto'nia pulchella al'ba, white, with yellow centre, \ ft ) >"'' ''■" /'"/' goW**j*t I 

„ / . ,. / ... ' * , , . > plant?, for srirct siluatiotuattdff' < 

„ ,, ccerulea, bright blue, with yellow centre, % ft. ) Swfa wati\ rrr rrf jrfrmfr \ 

COCKSCOMB (Celosia cristata), Nat. Ord. Amamntha'cew. Greenhouse annuals. 

Highly ornamental, curious, massive flowers, for the conservatory and warm situations out-doors. 

2219 Cockscomb Dwarf, crimson, English seed, saved from very fine combs, 1 ft is. and 

2220 ,, ., ,, continental saved seed, 1 f t 


,, dark crimson continental saved, extra fine, 1 ft 6d. and 1 

,, Choice mixed, continental saved seed, 1 ft o 

Giant, large brilliant red floweis, continental saved seed, ih ft o 

choice mixed, continental saved seed, i. 1 , ft " o 

OO'LEUS, Nat. Ord. Labia' 'ceo>. Ornamental leaf plant.-,. 

For tlie adornment of the grc-enJiouse, siiling-room, and dinner^table, these new hybrid Coleus are now amongst 

the most popular plants, and greatly in demand for the flower garden . 
2225 Coleus, saved from the newest and finest sorts is. and 


COLLIU'SIA, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'cew. Beautiful hardy annuals. 

Collin'sia bartsisefo'lia, purple-lilac, \ ft. 

al'ba, pure white, i ft 

bi'COlor, purple and -white, 1 ft 

,, al'ba, pure white, 1 ft 

heterophyl'la, violet-purple and -white, 1 ft... 
multi'color marmora'ta, white and rose, 1 ft. 

The Colliusias are all very effective an- ( 
nuals for flower garden decoration in 
summer. If sown early i-n August for 
9 spring display, the flowers are much J 
more beautiful and last much longer I 
than from spring-sozun seed. I n beds 1 

2 6 

grandiflO'ra, blue and white, 1 ft | the effect of these flue annuals in May is j o 

fine mixed, all the varieties, 1 f t J exquisite, and in puts equally beautiful. o 

ver'na grandiflO'ra, blue and white, an exquisite plant for beds in spring, the seed must 

be sown in autumn immediately after being gathered, 1 ft 6d. and 1 

OOMMELI'NA, Nat. Ord. Commrlin-i'cro'. Half-hardy perennials. 
2235 Commeli'na fine mixed, really effective border plants, 2 ft o 

OOFVOL'VULUS, Nat. Ord. Convoloulacec. Beautiful hardy trailing annuals, etc. 

The first six species are perennial, and z<ery desirable for rock-wvrk and hanging baskets. 

2238 Convolvulus althseoi'des, rose-purple, dark eye, pretty dwarf twiner, hardy perennial o 

•2237 ,, au'reus super'bus, golden yellow, a pretty creeping species, h.-h. perennial o 

2238 ,, cantab'ricus, rose-purple, very pretty twiner, hardy perennial o 

-2239 ,, florldus, pink, pretty creeper, half-hardy perennial o 

-2240 „ mauritanlcus, beautiful soft blue, fine creeper for hanging baskets, h. perennial o 

-2241 ,, oleifo'lius, white, with silky white foliage, hardy perennial o 

-2242 ,, mixed, from the above 6d. and 

2243 ,, cupania'nus, rich blue, spotted black, a fine, distinct, rock plant, h. a 

2244 ,, tri'color monstro sus, deep violet-purple, 1 ft "\ m 

nr,.- t • 7 • 7 , The. varieties enumerated are the 

2245 ,, ,, splen'dens, rich violet, 1 ft fi ncst (l nd most egectu, 0 f this 

2246 ,, ,, Stri'atUS, blue and white, I ft shwy family ; in beds flower 

— -li 1 •! r. holders, and on iQck-wurrc, their 

-2247 „ ,, al bUS, Silky White, I ft 1- hondsoln, flower, arr s'.en to 

2248 ,, ,, SUbCCSrU'leUS, d0VC ColoU)', I ft I great advantage. Hobushts uni- 

4249 „ „ robus'tus um'color, rich purplish-blue, 1 ft. | Stt3St^#KS^ 

-2250 , , , , mixed, from the above, 1 f t J I 

£251 ,, ,, double varieties in mixture o 

COKDYLFUE (Dracaena), Nat. Ord. Lilia'cece, Ornamental-foliaged greenhouse plants. 
2252 Cordyli'ne indivi'sa, austra'lis, angustifo'lia, conges'ta, panicula'ta, etc. , in mixture... u. and 2 6 

CO'EIS, Nat. Ord. Primula 'cece. Pretty half-hardy biennial. 
Co'ris Monspelien' sis, pale purple, a very pretty rare Alpine trailer o 

C0R0NII/LA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Hardy perennials. 

Corcnilla Hausnech'tii, red and white flowers, produced freely in tufts, \ f t o 

iber'ica, yellow, flowering in pretty umbels, \ f t 0 

COS'MOS, Nat. Ord. Composite?. Yery ornamental hardy annuals. 
Cos'mos'bipinna'tus, pmple and yellow, 2 ft. ") The graceful foliage of these, especially Exarista- ( ... o 
,, * exarista'tus, rose, 2 ft. ) {us, when grown singly, cannot be over-estimated . \ 3d. &. o 

COWSLIP (Primula), Nat. Ord. Primula ceo?. Spring-flowering hardy perennials. 

2258 Cowslip new giant, mixed, 1 ft. | For beds in the spring flower garden , planting in woodland ( o 

2259 ,, fine mixed, 1 ft ) walks, etc., these cannot be too extensively used <, o 




12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 


CRESS (Burbarea vulgaris), Nat. Ord. Grucifercc. Hardy perennial. s . a. 
2260 Cress variegated ; for the winter and spring flower garden this is a charming plant, the rich, 

green, polished surface of the leaves is profusely blotched with a rich golden variegation ... o 6 

CKO'OUS, Nat. Ord. Irida'cecc. Hardy bulbs. 

2231 Cro'cus seeds, saved from choice varieties for export, J ft. (For home growth, bulbs are best) 1 o 

CROWN IMPERIAL, Nat. Ord. Lilia'cccc. Hardy bulbs. 

2262 Crown Imperial, saved from finest varieties, f ft o 6 

CRUOIANEL'LA, Nat. Ord. Galia'cece. Hardy perennial for rock- work. 

2263 Cmcianel'la stylo'sa, pink, a very pretty rock plant, continues long in bloom, 1 f t o 3 

CUTHEA, Nat. Ord. Lythrdcecc. Beautiful half-hardy and greenhouse plants. 

For the decoration 0/ the conservatory, flower beds, and borders, these are in great favour. 

2264 Cu'phea em'inens, bright red and yellow, in long superb branches, splendid, 2 ft o 6 

2265 ,, Galeottia'na, velvety black, a beautiful species, of fine habit, h.-h. perennial, 1^ ft o 6 

2266 ,, ocymoi'des, rich purple-violet, bushy, half-hardy annual, 2 ft o 6 

2267 ,, platycen'tra, scarlet, white, and purple, beautiful, 1 ft o 6 

2268 ,, purpu'rea na'na, rosy scarlet, purple calyx, very elegant h.-h. annual, 1 ft o 4 

2269 ,, Zimpan'i, red violet, large flowers, very ornamental species, h.-h. annual, ft o 4 

2270 , , choice mixed annual varieties o 6 

2271 ,, ,, perennial o 6 

OY'CLAMEN, Nat. Ord. Primula! cecc. Greenhouse and hardy bulbs. 

Charming greenhouse and hardy bulbs, which are increased from seed, the plants flowering the second season. 

2272 Cy'clamen Per'sicum grandiflorum, seed saved from Welch, Edmonds, and Wiggins' superb 

large-flowered beautifully variegated foliage varieties, to 
which so many prizes and certificates have been awarded by 
the Floral Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society ; 

the colours are crimson, scarlet, white, lilac, rose, and spotted 2 6 

2273 ,, ,, ,, album, rubrum, and marginatum, saved separately... each 2 6 

2274 ,, ,, saved from fine varieties 1 o 

2275 ,, hederifo'lium, purple, \ ft \ Beautiful on rock-work and in borders : the I6d. & 1 o 

2276 ,, ,, album, white. \ ft. ... [ foliage of Hederifolium is very hand-) 1 o 

2277 ,, Europse'um, lilac, \ ft r some, and the flowers of Europaum are\ 6d. & 1 o 

2278 ,, macrophyllum, blush white, £ ft.... ) delightfully fragrant. \ 10 

CYTISUS, Nat. Ord. Legumino'scc. Highly decorative greenhouse and hardy shrubs. 

2279 Cy'tisus choice mixed varieties ; ornamental on lawns and in flower borders o 6 

DAHLIA, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Handsome half-hardy perennials. 

2280 Dahlia large-flowered, double, 4 ft. ) Sown early in spring these flower in summer, and yield ( 1 o 

2281 ,, small-flowered ,, 4 ft.) a large proportion of fine double flowers. (10 

2282 imperia'lis, white, 6 ft ) Splendid plants for large conservatories, the flowers are \ 1 o 

2283 ,, ,, ro'sea, rose, 6 ft. ) bell-shaped, and produced in terminal pyramids. \ 1 o 

2284 ,, COCCin'ea, scarlet y 3 ft ) Charming border plants, well adapted from their ( o 6 

2285 Mexica'na atrosangui'nea, blood red j bright colours for dista?it effect and back rozos. (06 

DAISY, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Spring-flowering hardy perennials. 

2286 Daisy, saved from the choicest double varieties, i f t is. and 2 6 

DATU'RA (see Brugmansia), Nat. Ord. Solatia' cece. Splendid half-hardy annuals. 

Fine plants of sub-tropical aspect, some of them having immense sweet-scented trumpet flowers. 

2287 Datu'ra atroviola'cea plenis'sima, nearly black, inside beautiful light purple, 4 ft o 3 

2288 ,, ceratocau'lon, satin-white, striped purple, large sweet scented flowers, 2 ft o 3 

2289 , , chloran'tha, fl. pi., large golden yellow fragrant flowers, a fine pot plant, 2 ft o 4 

2290 ,, fastuo'sa Huberia'na, dark purple stems, immense dark lilac double flowers, inside pure 

white, a most strikingly beautiful variety, 3 ft o 3 

2291 ,, ,, 10 splendid varieties originated from the above species, the col- 

lection 2s. 6d., or in mixed colours, 3 ft 1 o 

2292 ,, gigan'tea, a robust, branching species, valuable for single specimens, 4 ft o 6 

2293 ,, Wrightli (meteloides), white, bordered lilac, very handsome, 2 ft o 3 

DELPHIN'IUM, Nat. Ord. Panuncula'cece. Splendid hardy perennials. 

Splendid border plants with gorgeous spikes offlenvers, varying from white to the richest blue. 

2294 Delphinium Beauty, very large deep blue shaded violet flowers, white centre, 3 ft o 6 

2295 Belle Alliance, clear blue and white, a most beautiful variety, 3 ft o 6 

2296 ,, coelesti'mim gTandiflo'rum, beautiful celestial blue, long spikes, 3 ft o 4 

2297 ,, cheiranthiflo'rum super'bum, double blue, very fine, 3 ft o 6 

2298 ,, ela'tum delica'tum, delicate blue, very fine, 3 ft o 6 

2299 , , formo'sum, rich blue and white, large beautiful flowers, 2 ft o 3 

2300 „ ,, coelesti'mim (new), beautiful celestial blue, 2 ft o 6 

2301 ,, gTandiflo'rum album, white, 3 ft o 4 

2302 hyacinthiflo'rum, blue, very fine, 3 ft o 6 

2303 „ Madame Jules Bourgeois, pale blue, fine, 3 ft o 6 

2304 ,, Sinen'se choice mixed French hybrids, 2 ft o 6 

2305 ,, ,, pu'milum mixed, fine dwarf new varieties, flowering the first year, ft. ... o 6 

2306 , , choice mixed single, from named varieties 1 o 

2307 ,, ,, ,, double, „ I o 

2308 „ fine mixed varieties 3d. and o 6 

For annual varieties of Delphinium, sec Larkspur, p. 31. 

DLAN'THUS, Nat. Ord. Caryophylla'cece. Splendid hardy annuals, etc. 

D. sinensis {Chinese or Indian Pink, as it is sometimes called) ranks foremost in bedding plants from seed. 
Raised early in spring under glass, potted on and planted out, it is in bloojn in June, and will continue covered 
with flowers till late in autumn, if a little attention is paid to it. Some of the finest effects in our Experimental 
Grounds have been produced by the varieties of Impcrialis, Heddewigii, Laciniatus, and Nanus. If seed is sown 
in autumn the plants stand the winter, and in summer each plant will form a complete bush, the flowers ranging 
in colour from the purest white to the deepest crimsofi and the most beautiful lilac. Seed may also be sown 
from March to May out of doors 7vhere intended to bloom for a summer and late autumn display. 




26 [Barr and Sugden, 

Per pkt. 
s. d. 

Dian'thus sinen'sis imperia'lis choice mixed double, i ft 3d. and o 6 

al'bus fl. pL, double white, i ft 3d. and o 6 

,, ,, ,, atrosanguin'eus, fl. pi., double blood-red, i ft 3d. and o 6 

plenis'simus pic'tus, fl. pi., double -white blotched purple, 1 ft. ... o 6 

,, Heddewig'ii mixed, largest flowers and finest colours, 1 ft 3d. and o 6 

hy'bridus fl. pi., splendid double mixed, 1 ft o 6 

,j ,, al'bus grandiflorus fl. pi., double white, beautiful, 1 ft o 6 

atropurpu'reus fl. pi., large blood-red flowers, 1 ft o 6 

,, ,, ,, diadema'tus fl. pi., 1st quality, flowers very large, double, and 

beautifully marked with various colours, 1 f t 1 

,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 2nd quality, 1 ft o 

,, ,, ,, lilaci'nus, large flowers of a bright purple-lilac, 1 ft o 

stria'tus, beautifully striped, 1 ft o 

lacinia'tus mixed, large flowers and finest colours, 1 ft 3d. and o 

,, fl. pi., mixed, from finest double flowers, 1 ft 

atropurpu'reus fl. pL, rich purple, double flowers, 1 ft 
na'nus atrosanguin'eus fl. pi., deep blood-red, \ ft ( These miniat 

CU'preus fl. pL, double coppe/y c rim sou, k ft. 

( These miniature vnrie- *\ 
J ties make charming I 

\ eduinyn, are valuable r 

1 for filling email bedi ) 

rO'seUS fl. PL, double rose Colour, ^ f t {lor filling small 1 

choice mixed, h ft 3d. and 

hy'bridus siderocau'lis fl. pi., (new) colours rich and various, and flowers very 

double and produced in great abundance, 1 ft 

choice mixed, from all the above varieties 6d. and 

splendid mixed double, beautiful colours, 1 ft 3d. and 

single, beautiful colours, 1 ft 3d. and 

deltoi'des, mixed, ^ ft 

dento'sus, rich lilac, h ft. 

hybri'dus (new 

fra'grans, pure white, 1 ft 

Gardneria'nus, lilac fringed, 1 ft 

super'bus na'nus, lilac, f ft 

grandiflo'rus, lilac, 1 ft 

vis'cidUS, purple-lilac, $ f t 

choice mixed, hardy perennial varieties. 


These hardy perennial varieties of Dian- 
thus make charming permanent beds and 
edgings, and are fine border plants ; they 
are also valuable for rock-work and to cut- 
for bouquets. Deltoidcs is almost always 
in bloom, and Dentosus is a perfect 


DIGITAXIS (Foxglove), Nat. Ord. Scrophulariacew. Ornamental hardy perennials. 

Handsome plants of stately growth, specially adapted for shrubbery borders, woodland walks, etc. 

2341 Digitalis al'ba, au'rea, purpu'rea, and purpu'rea al'ba, 4 ft each variety o 

2342 ,, gloxinia?flo'ra. beautifully spotted, large flowered varieties, 4 ft 3d. and o 

2343 ,, al'ba, white, splendid large flowers, 4 ft o 

2344 ,, ,, ro'sea, pure rose, splendid large flowers, 4 ft o 

2345 ,, Ivery's (new), superbly spotted exhibition varieties, 4 ft 6d. and 1 

2346 ,, lana'ta, yellow, very distinct species, 2 ft o 

2347 ,, tomento'sa, deep purple shaded a?id spotted carmine, stems tomentose, 4 ft o 

2348 ,, choice mixed, including the new varieties, 4 ft 6d. and 1 

2349 ,, fine mixed, 4 ft 3d. and o 

DEAOiE'KA (Dragon-tree), Nat. Ord. LilidcecR. Ornamental greenhouse shrubs. 

2350 Dracae'na fine mixed varieties, all highly ornamental foliage plants 1 

DEACOCETHALUM, Nat. Ord. Labia tec. Fine perennials and annuals. 

2351 Dracoce'phalum argunen'se, deep blue, fine hardy perennial, 1 ft 

2352 ,, Canarien'se (Balm of Gilead), pale purple, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 

2353 ,, Molda'vicum (Moldavian Balm), blue, sweet-scented foliage, hardy annual, 2 ft.... o 

2354 ,, ,, ,, album, white ,, ,, ,, 2 ft.... o 

2355 ,, Ruyschia'num, dark blue, fine for rock-work, hardy perennial, 1 ft o 

EOHEVE'EIA, Nat. Ord. Crassula'cece. Half-hardy succulents. 

Plants of Echeveria Sccunda Glauca, for edgings and designs, we can supply in any quantity and at 

moderate prices. 

Echeve'ria metal'lica \ These are at present popular plants : Metallica and its varieties I is. & 2 

,, ,, glau'ca I are grand as massive edgings for sub-tropical beds and inter- ) 2 

,, secun'da glau'ca [mingling in sub-Alpine scenery ; Secunda glauca with its\ is.§c 2 

,, ,, ma'jor J silvery grey foliage makes the most charming of edging plants. \ 2 

EOHINA'CEA, Nat. Ord. Compos' itce. Fine hardy perennials. 

Echina'cea angustifo'lia, red-purple flowers in large heads, hardy perennial, 3 ft o 

,, interme'dia, large red showy handsome flowers, fine border plant, 2 ft o 

EGG-PLANT. (See Aubergine.) 
EPA'OEIS, Nat. Ord. Epacrida'cece. Splendid greenhouse shrubs. 

Epa'cris mixed, saved from finest varieties, 3 ft 2 

EEI'OA, Nat. Ord. Erica cece. Beautiful greenhouse and hardy shrubs. 

2363 Eri ca arbo'rea, various, half-hardy shrubs, 3 ft o 

2364 ,, choice greenhouse varieties, 2 ft 1 

2365 ,, fine hardy varieties, 2 ft 6d. and i 







EEFGEEOIT, Nat. Ord. Compos' ike. Beautiful hardy perennials. 

Eri'geron caucas'icum, purple, 4 ft ^ ™ 7 ,. f , r n „ • ( 

^lo^n,,^ j; \k I These are very beautiful free flowering 

Slabellum,^, |f f h , rhnrrntl / UnnT ' fn l * d J 

gTandiflo'mm,^/,,fft C herbaceous plants for flcnver and< 

\oy\^blu^Irple,\i\ j shrubbery borders. [ 

EEI'NTJS, Nat. Ord. Scrophulcvria'eea. Hardy perennial. 

Eri'nus alpi'mis, purple-violet, \ ft., a charming, early, dense flowering Alpine 6d. and 

EEIOGO'NUM, Nat. Ord. ^Polygona'cece. A pretty evergreen hardy perennials. 

EriogO'mim umbell'atum, pri?nrose, f ft. | These are very distinctive border perennials, and effec- ( 
,, SUffrutes'cens, white, 2 ft... J tivc in flower and shrubbery borders. \ 

King Street, Coven t Garden , 1872.] 



s. d. 


ERY'NGTUM, Nat. Ord. Zfmbelliferce. Very ornamental hardy perennials. 

Ery'nglum alpi'mim, blue, 2 ft \ Very ornamental hardy plants, desir 

gigan'teum, blue, 4 ft \ able for large borders and natnrali 

bromelisefo'lium, -white, 3 ft ) xaiion in semi-wild places, 

ERYSIMUM, Nat. Ord. OruciferoB. Exceedingly showy hardy annuals. 
Erys imum Arkansa'num, sulphur-yellow, \\ ft. ) Exceedingly effective plants for beds, ribbons, ( o 
,, Poralftdda'llimi, rich orange, I^ft. > a/id mixed forcer borders. \ o 

ERYTHRI'NA (Coral-plant), Nat. Ord. Legumino 'see. Splendid half-hardy shrubs. 

Superb sub-tropical plants, with magnificent bunches of crimson-scarlet coral-like flenvers. 

2379 Erythri na crista-galli, laurifo'lia, Henderso'nii, and mixed, 3 ft each, 6d. and 1 

ESOHSCHOLT'ZIA, Nat. Ord. Papavcrcicece. Exceedingly showy hardy annuals. 

2380 Eschscholt'zia Califor'nica, bright-yellow, 1 ft 

2381 ,, cro'cea, rich orange, 1 ft 

2382 ,, al ba, creamy white, 1 ft 

2383 rosea, white shaded rose, 1 ft 

2384 ,, ,, aurantia'ca, deep rich glowing orange, 1 ft 

2385 „ stria'ta, orange and sulphur striped, 1 ft.... 

2386 ,, ,, denta'ta au'rea, orange, 1 ft 

2387 ,, ,, ,, sulphur'ea/ sulphur, 1 ft j 

2388 ,, mixed, from the above, 1 f t J 

,, tenuifo'lia, primrose, pretty little plant for rock-work and edgings, \ ft 3^. and 

EUCALYPTUS (Australian Gum Tree), Nat. Ord. Myrta'cem. Greenhouse trees. 

E. globo'sus is the blue Gum Tree of Australia, and is a very handsome sub-tropical plant. 

Eucalyp tus globo'sus, foliage bluish green, an important plant at Battersea Park, etc 1 

,, mixed, several varieties, including Globosus 1 

The bright colours, dwarf habit, 
and continuous blooming of 
these, admirably adapt them 
for beds, ribbons, edgings, and 
borders. The new varieties j 
" Ihntata," are distinjuished J 
by their resemblance to a 
Maltese cross, " Striata' ' by its 
beautiful stripes, "Alba rosea" 
by its rose-purple shade, and 
' Aurantiaca" by Us deep rich 
glowing orange coloured flowers. 



EUCHARIDTUM, Nat. Ord. Onagrdcece. Desirable hardy annuals. 
Eucharid'ium grandiflo'rum, deep rose, 1 ft ^ These are pretty early dense-flowerin 

al'bum, white, 1 ft. 
ro'seum, rose, 1 ft . 

annuals, effective 
and ribbons. 

in beds, masses 

? ( 0 

i o 

EUPATO'RIUM, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Beautiful hardy perennials. 






Eupato'rium agerato'ides, white, 3 ft ? Very ornamental hardy herbaceous plants, ( 

,, melisso'ides, white, 2 ft ) Jor large borders and semi-wild places. \ 

EU'TOOA, Nat. Ord. Hydropliylldcece. Showy hardy annuals. 

Eu'toca Ortgies'iana, lilac with white, I ft \ Very showy and effective border plants ; the ( 

„ vis'cida, bright blue, very showy, 1 ft.... V dwarf varieties make n ice beds, and Viscida< 
,, Wrangelia'na, lilac, pretty, early, J ft. J is greatly prized for its intense blue flowers. \ 

FENZ'LIA, Nat. Ord. Polemonidcece. Charming hardy annual. 

Fenz'lia dianthiflo'ra, rosy lilac, few dwarf plants are so exceedingly beautiful, J ft 6d. and 

FERDINANDIA, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Ornamental greenhouse shrub. 

Ferdinan'dia em'inens, a majestic picturesque sub-tropical large-foliaged plant, 5 to 10 ft 

PERNS, Nat. Ord. Pohjpoclidcece. Graceful and easily cultivated foliage plants. 

Ferns mixed, saved from choice stove varieties 

,, saved from choice greenhouse varieties 

,, ,, saved from choice British and exotic hardy varieties 

FER'ULA (Giant Fennel), Nat. Ord. TJmbelli'fercc. Ornamental hardy perennials 








Fer'ula commu'nis, 6 ft \As a sub-tropical pla?it, the Ferula stands first in order of the graceful ( 
,, tingita'na, 6 ft. \ section, the leaves arc very large and 'elegantly divided; as a • single specimen ) 
,, ferula'gO, 6 ft. f on the lawn, in the flower-border, amongst a group of sub-tropical plants, \ 
,, glau'ca, 6 ft. ... ) or near to water, its bold and massive aspect is exceedingly attractive. \ 

FRAXINELTjA (Dictam'nus), Nat. Ord. Rutdcece. Beautiful hardy perennials, 

Fraxinel'la, red, 2 ft ^ Handsome herbaceous perennials, cultivated ( 

white, 2ft V both for their beautiful flowers and fra-< 

grandiflo'ra (new), 2 ft j grant leaves. { 

FUOH'SIA, Nat. Ord. Onagrdcece. Beautiful half-hardy perennials 

Fuch'sia, saved from the newest double and single white and red varieties, 3 ft 

GALE'G-A, Nat. Ord. Legumin'osce. Fine border hardy perennials. 

Gale'ga omcinalis, pale blue, 3 ft ) Elegant border plants, with beautiful pea- ( 

,, ,, al'ba, white, 3 ft j blossom flowers arid graceful foliage. \ 

G-AU'RA, Nat. Ord. Onagrdcece. Handsome hardy perennial. 
Gau'ra Lindheime'ria, white with pink calyx, an elegant continuous-blooming border plant, 2 ft. .. 

G-AILLAR'DIA, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Splendid hardy perennials, etc. 

Gaillar'dia grandiflo'ra, rich crimson and yellow, 1^ ft 

,, ,, Bossela'rii, large red, \\ ft 

Miss Powell, crimson and yellow, \\ ft 
,, ,, Penel'ope, crimson and yellow, ig ft. 

,, ,, specio'sa insig'nis, crimson, ft 

,, Loese'lii, crimson and yellow, i| ft " 

lanceola'ta, yellow, 1 J ft 

,, Richardso'nii, orange, crimson centre, x\ ft 

,, choice mixed, from above, 13 ft 

,, Drummon'dii na'na, crimson and yellow, very showy half-hardy annual, 1 ft 
,, ,, ,, au'rea (new), rich yellow, showy half-hardy annual, 1 ft 

^ For a brilliant display in large beds or 
for effect in the flower-borders, the 
perennial Gaillardias are rivalled by 
few plants. Their large handsome 
blossoms keep expanding till the cold 
weather sets in. To cut for furnish- 
ing vases and table bouquets they are 
most desirable, both on account of their 
beauty and durability. They flower 

J the first season. 

o 6 
o 6 

1 o 

I o 
I o 

° 3 

o 6 

o 6 

o 6 

ij-. and 2 6 

o 3 
o 3 

o 3 


[Barr and Sugilcu, 

GAZA'UIA, Nat, Ord. Gompo'sita. Half-hardy bedding plant. Pc s r . pk d; 

2427 Gaza'nia splen'dens, rich orange, black centre, a plant of great beauty, i f t i o 

GENIS'TA, Nat. Ord. Lecjumino'sce. Beautiful hardy or greenhouse shrubs. 

2428 Genis'ta fine mixed, early-blooming plants, handsome in flower and graceful in foliage o 6 

G-ENTIA'UA, Nat. Ord. Gentiana'cece. Beautiful dwarf hardy perennials. 

2429 Gentia'na acaulis, intense*/^ blue, \ ft.... ) These are amongst our earliest and most { 6d. and i o 

2430 „ fine mixed, several varieties, £ ft. j beautiful spring blooming Alpine plants. \ o 6 

GEEA'MUM (PELAEGONIUM), Nat. Ord. Gerania'cecc. Half-hardy bedding plants. 

The greatest attention has been, and is still being give}}- to the improvement of the Scarlet Geranium (Zonale and 
Nosegay Pelargonium). To the amateur purchasing seed it is of the first importance to make szire what his 
chances are of having really fine flowers. To place him in this position we have had seed collected from the very 
best named kinds, and we have also purchased the stock of seeds from such men as Mr. George, etc., who have by far 
the most advanced types of this useful and nozu universally cultivated plant. Plants raised from seed sown early 
in spring are decorative tne same season. 

2431 Gera'nium Zona'le, George's, saved from impregnated flowers, the parents being selected for their 

robust constitution , immense flower-heads, large finely shaped 
blossoms, rich colours, and profuse blooming. Confidently recom- 
mended \...2s. 6d., y. 6d., and 5 6 

2432 „ Nosegay, George's, a great advance upon anything previously sent out, and like the 

Zonale, the seed has been saved from impregnated flowers, the 
plants having been carefully selected from the finest certificated 
varieties, etc., so that amateurs sowing this seed will raise plants 
of great merit. Recommended with confidence, 2s. 6d., 3s. 6d., & 5 6 
24S3 ,, Zonale, Hibberd's magnificent new varieties, the strain being unsurpassed 2 6 

2434 ,, ,, saved from all the very best varieties, such as Clipper, Dr. Lindley, Excellent, 

Amy Hogg, Duchess of Sutherland, Lady Constance Grosvenor, 
Leonard, Ellen Lindsay, Indian Yellow, Orange Nosegay, Beaute 
de Suresnes, Amehne Grisau, Bull's best varieties, etc 1 o 

2435 ,, ,, Tricolors, this seed has been saved by an eminent raiser of new Tricolors, the 

crosses are between the newest dark Zonale varieties, and the 
best Variegates, such as Lucy Grieve, Sophia Dumaresque, Lady 
Cullum, Sophia Cussack, Queen of Tricolors, Ealing Rival, 
etc 2S. 6d., y. 6d., and 5 6 

2436 ,, ,, „ this seed is from crosses between the dark Zonale varieties and Tri- 

colors, but saved with less care than the preceding is. and 2 6 

2437 ,, „ ,, this seed was collected by the Messrs. Smith, of Dulvvich, from 

their finest variegated varieties, Golden Tricolors,' Silver Tricolors, 
Golden Bronzes, etc 2s. 6d., 3s. 6d., and 5 6 

2438 ,, ,, ,, saved from the newest Golden Tricolors 2 6 

2439 „ „ „ ,, ,, Silver Tricolors 2 6 

2440 ,, „ ,, ,, ,, Bicolors 2 6 

2441 ,, splendid mixed, including Zonales, Nosegays, Tricolors, Silver-fol. varieties, etc. is. and 2 6 

2442 „ fine mixed 6d. and 1 o 

GESNE'KA, Nat. Ord. Gesiverdcecc. Splendid stove perennial bulbs. 

2443 Gesne'ra, very choice varieties, saved from the finest and largest collections, 1 f t is. and 2 6 

GE'UM, Nat. Ord. Rosdcooe. Hardy perennials, for rock-work and borders. 

2444 Ge'um atoosanguin'eum, dark red, large flowers, 1 ft. ... | These are handsome, and continuous- ( o 3 

2445 „ coccin'eum macroceph/alum, scarlet, 1 f t ) blooming border plants. (06 

GII/IA, Nat. Ord. Polejnoniacecr. Pretty hardy annuals. 

Very fine annuals, when grown in masses, and much prized for their earliness and for rock-work. 

ia lacinia'ta, deep lavender blue, fine bedding plant, \ ft. \ Tliese are very effective and durable (03 

liniflo'ra, zvhite, a very beautiful variety, $ - f t s annuals, valuable for beds, edg-< o 6 

minima, blue, a pretty miniature rock plant, etc., ^ ft. j ings, and rock-work. \ o 3 

tri'COlor, white, lilac, and purple, f ft \ The varieties of Tricolor have long [03 

,, al'ba, white and purple, § ft V been favourite springand summers o 3 

,, ro'sea, rose and white, f ft J flowering annuals. (03 

■GLADIOLUS, Nat. Ord. Irida'ceee. Magnificent hardy bulbs. 

In our Experimental Grounds we grow these extensively, especially the newer varieties, and collect the seed in 
sections. We mention this that purchasers may know exactly the class of flowers from which the seed was collected, 
and can therefore calculate to almost a certainty upon the flowers the seed will produce. Properly managed, 
seedlings flower the second year. 

2452 Gladi'olus, First quality, saved from the newest kinds 3s. 6d., 5s. 6d., and 10 6 

2453 ,, Second quality, saved from older, but very splendid varieties 6d., 2s. 6d., and 3 6 

2454 Third quality, saved from the oldest introductions 6d., is., and 1 6 

saved from varieties of Ramosus 6d. and 1 o 

2446 Gil 

GLAU'OIUM, Nat. Ord. Papaverdcece. Showy hardy perennials. 

2456 Glau'cium YlS'cheri, flame colour, ih ft ^ These are the Horn-poppies ; they are { o 3 

2457 ,, lu'teum, yellow, i\ ft | very effective border-plants ; their \ o 3 

2458 „ phani'ceum, purple, i\ ft y glaucous green dew-bespangled ele- -l o 3 

2459 ni'bnim, red, 1 ft I ganily cut foliage, makes them at- o 3 

2460 „ Viola'ceum, violet, 1 ft J tractive objects at all seasons. L o 3 

GLOBE AMAKAFTHUS (Gomphrena), Nat. Ord. Amarantha'cece. Greenhouse annuals. 

2461 Globe Amaran'tlms, yfe/z colour, 2 ft Exceedingly beautiful plants for the f o 3 

2462 ,, ,, golden, 2 ft I adorning of the conse}vatory, and o 3 

2463 ,, ,, red, 2 ft, when well grown in small pots they \ o 3 

2464 ,, white, 2 ft > are most valuable for room decoration ; \ o 3 

2465 ,, ,, pale yellow, 2 ft out of doors in sheltered situations they \ o 6 

2466 ,, ,. variegated, 2 ft | are quite effective. The dried flowers \ o 3 

2467 ,, ,, mixed, 2 ft J arc prized for winter bouquets. I o 6 





King Street, Coven t Garden , 1872.] 29 

GLOBULA'RIA, Nat. Ord, Global aria 'ceo*. Fine hardy perennials. 

Globula'ria trichosan'tha, blue globular daisy-like head, fine dwarf plant, 1 f t o 6 

vulga'ris, blue, flowers in June, ^ ft o 6 

GLOXINIA, Nat. Orel. Gesncra'cecc. Superb stove perennial bulbs. 
Gloxinia, saved from magnificent varieties of electa, horizontalis, and pendula, 1 ft is. and 2 6 

GNAPHA'LIUM, Nat. Ord. Compos'ilo: Half-hardy perennials. 
Gnapha'lium citri'mnn, a beautiful silvery-foliagcd plant for edgings to large beds, or for inter- 
mixing in beds with bright coloured (lowers, decorative the first season, 1 ft. 6d. and 1 o 
fce'tidum, light yellow, the true Immortelle, 2 ft o 6 

GODE'TIA, Nat. Ord. Onacjra 'cea>. Attractive hardy annuals. 

Exceedingly Beautiful annuals, and very effective when grown in beds, masses, and mixed borders. 

Gode'tia Lindleya'na fl. pi., rich rosy purple, ft ' o 

ro'sea alba Tom Thumb, pure white, rich carmine centre, very beautiful, 1 f t o 

rubicun'da splen'dens, rose-lilac, purple centre, very handsome, il ft o 

tenel'la, /nauve, a very dwarf variety, for small beds, edgings, etc., ^ ft o 

"The Bride," white, rich carmine centre, 

. 1.1 ft. 

Whit'neyi, blush-spotted crimson, a variety of great beauty, 1 f t o 

fine mixed , o 


versicolor grandiflo'ra, various 

rep'tans, rose-pink, blotched purple '.. 

,, alba, pure white, blotched vermilion .... 

,, insig'nis, pure white, blotched crimson . 

These are fine plants for rock- 
work, or wherever /lowering 
plants of a trailing habit 
are required. 









GRAMMAN'THES, Nat. Ord. Crassula'cece. Charming miniature half-hardy annuals. 

Pretty little plants for pots, vases, baskets, edgings, and rock-work, delighting in sunny situations. 

Gramman'thes gentianoi'des, rich orange-scarlet, £ ft 6d. and i 

,, , fine mixed, including several fine varieties, i f t o 

GRASSES, ORNAMENTAL, for Bouquets and Borders. See page 12. 

GREVIL'LEA, Nat. Ord. Protea'ceoe. Elegant greenhouse shrubs, 

Grevillea rObUS'ta, IO ft ) The foliage of these plants is most graceful, and when about 2 ft. high C T 

pyramida'liS, IO ft. j they are priaed for table decoration. £ x 

GUNNE'RA, Nat. Ord, Urtica'cece. Fine sub-tropical hardy perennial. 
Gunne'ra scaTjra, immense handsome foliage, valuable for margins of water, etc., 2 ft 6d. and 1 

GYPSOPFILA, Nat. Ord. Caryophylla'cecr. Elegant hardy annuals. 
Gypsoph'ila el'egans, rose, 2 ft. ) Plants 0} 'graceful slender growth. Elegans is valuable for table j o 
,, mura'lis, pink, \ ft. j bouquets, and Mu rails is charming for rock-work and edgings. \ o 

HABROTHAM'NUS, Nat. Ord. Solana'cece. Handsome greenhouse shrubs. 
Habrotham'nus mixed, splendid winter-blooming plants, with wax-like flowers, in profusion, 3 ft. 1 

HAWK WEED (Cre'pis), Nat. Ord. Compos 'itce. Useful hardy annuals. 

Hawkweed, red, 1 ft } These are very showy annuals, effective in beds, on { o 

,, yellow, 1 ft j rock-work, in lines, and masses in mixed borders. \ o 

HEARTSEASE. See Viola, page 45. 
HELE'NIUM, Nat. Ord. Compos' itca. Handsome hardy perennials. 

Hele'niUm Bolande'll, yellow, I f t Splendid border plants, with large showy towers remain. 

,, gTandifio'rUm, yellow, black disc, 2 ft. > ing long in beauty ; they are well. adapted for naturalix,- 
,, Hope'sii, orauge-yellozv, 2 ft J atim an< i semi-wild places . 

HELIAFTHUS (Sun-flower), Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. 






Helian'thus argen'teus, yellozv, silvery foliage, 5 ft 

„ argophyllus, yellow, silvery foliage, 5ft. ... 
, , , , stratiflo'rus fl. pL , yellow, 4 ft 

,, califor'nicus centrociilo'rus fl. pi., yellow, 

very double, 5 ft 

globo'sus fistulo'sus, yellozv, and very large, 

a fine robust plant, 5 ft 

grandifl o'rus plenis'simus, golden yellozv, 5 ft 

macrophyl'lus gigan'teus, yellow, 10 ft 

,, petiola'ris, light yellow, producing large 

leafy tufts, 3 ft 

Texa'nus hy'hridus, yellozv, beautiful silvery 

foliage, 10 ft 

,, uniflo'rus, yellow, silvery foliage, 10 ft 

Showy hardy annuals, etc. 

.In n it al Sun flozvers of ma -'est ic growth 
with a fine bold outline, admirable 

for sub-tropical effect, and inter- 
mingling in shrubberies, also for 
distant _ effect. Macrophyllus has 
large handsome deep green leaves ; 
Argenteus, Argophyllus and Tex- 
anus hybridus beautiful silvery 

foliage; Californicus extremely 
double flozvers ; unci Plenissimus 
flowers perfect in form, large and 
very double. 


lsetiflo'rus, brilliant orange, 4 ft. } These are herbaceous perennial Suufiozuers and ( 

Maximilia'ni, yellow, 5 ft I are amongst our most attractive and useful horde r | 

Missou'ricus, yellozv, 3 ft plants, admirably adapted for intermingling in \ 

orgy a'lis, yellow, 3ft j shrubbery borders and in groups for distant effect, \ 

rigldus, orange, 5 ft J also for semi-wild situations. I. 

HELIOHRY'STJM, Nat. Ord. Compos'itcu. Beautiful Everlasting hardy annuals. 

Very fine border pla?its, the dried flowers of which are much used for winter bouquets, and church decoration. 

2512 Helichry'sum Borus'sorum rex, white, large very handsome double flowers, ih ft o 

bracbyrhyn'chum, yellow, charming variety for small beds and edgings, ^ f t o 

bractea'tum fine mixed, 2 ft yi. and o 

,, al'bum, zvhite, 2 ft o 

au'reum, golden yellozv, 2 ft o 

na'nnm al'bum, white, \\ ft o 

lu'teum, yellozv, \\ ft o 


30 [Farr and Sugden, 

Per pkt. 

s. d. 

2519 Helichry'sum monstro'sum fl. pi. choice mixed, fine large flowers, 2 ft 3^. and o 6 

2520 ,, ,, al'bum fl. pi., -white, large flowers, 2 ft o 4 

2521 ,, ,, brunn'eum fl. pi., orange scarlet, large flowers, 2 ft o 4 

2522 ,, lu'teum fl. pi., yellow, iarge flowers, 2 ft o 4 

2523 ., ,, purpu'reum fl. pi., carmine and purple, large flowers, 2 ft. o 4 

2524 „ „ ro'seum fl. pi., rose, large flowers, 2 ft . o 4 

2525 ,, ,, na'num fl. pi. choice mixed, large flowers, ih ft 3^. and o 6 

2526 M „ ,, al'bum fl. pi., white, large flowers, \}-, ft o 4 

2527 „ ,, ,, atrococcin'eum fl. pi., scarlet, large*flowers, il ft o 4 

2528 ,, „ atrosanguin'eum fl. pi., brilliant deep crimson, ii ft o 4 

2529 ,, fusca'tum fl. pi., yellow, large flowers, 1.7 ft o 4 

2530 ,, ,, ,, lu'teum fl. pi., yellow, \\ ft o 4 

2531 ,, ,, ,, ro'seum fl. pi., rose, large flowers, 1^ ft o 4 

2532 ,, procum'bens atrosangui'neum fl. pi. (new), very dwarf, crimson, ^ ft o 6 

2533 ,, ,, ro'seum fl. pi. (new), very dwarf, rose, | ft o 6 

2534 apicula'tum, bright yellow, 1 ft.^\ rri , r , . ■ .(06 
ococ «ov,i+o'+„»v, n r. These arc charming Everlastings, with elegant 
25o5 ,, capita turn, yellozu, 1 ft •/ r /• * j -7 * • . 5 o q 

silvery-grey foliage, and flowers in tufts rcsem- | J 

bling the yellow Immortelles, which are sold at \ P g 
Christmas i?i Covent Garden. They are all very 

2536 ,, el'egans, yellow, 1 ft. 

2537 ,, Er'rerae, 1 ft. 

2538 ,, panormita'nUm (new) 

2539 „ stri'ctum, yellow, 1 ft 

pretty pot plants. 


I o 6 

I o 3 

HELIOPH'ILA, Nat. Ord. Cruciferce. Pretty half-hardy annuals. 

2540 Helioph'ila araboi'des, bright blue, f ft. ... ) Very pretty dwarf annuals, well adapted for small j o 3 

2541 ,, tri'fida, bright blue, § ft J beds, edgings, and rock-work. (04 

HELIOTRO'PITJM, Nat. Ord. Boragind cccv. Pretty half-hardy perennials. 

2542 Heliotro'pium Peruvia'num, purple, fine ") These are all deliciously fragrant, and 

2543 ,, grandiflo 'rum Anna Turrel, violet 

2544 ,, ,, Roides noirs, fine dark var. 

2545 ,, Triomphe de Liege, very dark purple ... 

2546 ,, Voltairia'num, da> -k purple 

2547 ,, mixed, from the newest varieties 

2548 ,, ,, very fine 

HELITTERUM, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Everlasting half-hardy annual. 

2549 Heli'pterum Sanfor'dii, beautiful golden yellow flowers, fine for winter bouquets, 1 ft 

o 4 

are equally prized in the conservatory o 6 

and flower garden, and much in de- o 6 

maud for bouquets. Plants raised from X o 6 

seed bloom the first season. Under o 4 

glass they can be had in flower the | 1 o 

whole winter, height 1 ft. L o 6 

HELLEB'ORUS (Christmas-rose), Nat. Ord. Ranuncula'cece. Hardy perennial. 

2550 Helleb'orus ni'ger, white, a most beautiful winter-flowering plant, 1 f t 1 o 

HERA'OLEUM (Cow-parsnip), Nat. Ord. TJmbellifercr,. Ornamental hardy perennials. 

Majestic umbrageous plants of commanding aspect, admirably adapted for sub-tropical gardens, woodland walks, 

banks of lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. 

2551 Hera'cleum gigan'teum, a gigantic plant, with large umbrageous foliage, 10 ft o 3 

2552 „ em'inens, a highly ornamental foliage plant, 10 ft o 6 

2553 ligusticifo'lium, a dwarf ornamental foliage plant, 2 ft o 6 

2554 „ platytae'nium, a very fine picturesque ornamental foliage plant, 10 ft o 6 

HIBIS'CUS, Nat. Ord. Mahdcece. Splendid greenhouse and hardy plants. 

The hardy Hibiscus arc amongst the most ornamental and beautiful of out-door plants, and for large conservatories 

the tender varieties are equally ornamental. 

2555 Hibis'CUS Africa'nus, cream colour, rich brown centre, hardy annual, 15 ft o 3 

2556 „ al'bus grandiflo 'rus, white, greenhouse perennial, 3 ft o 6 

2557 „ cannabi'nus, white, purple throat, handsome foliage plant for sub-tropical gardens, 5 ft. o 6 

2558 „ grandiflo'rus hyb'ridus ro'seus, large rose flowers, half-hardy perennial, 2 ft 1 o 

2559 „ moscheu'tos, mixed varieties, hardy perennials, 2 ft o 6 

2560 ,, palus'tris, mixed varieties, hardy perennials, 3 ft .*. % o 6 

2561 ,, specio'SUS, scarlet, flowers out of doors in summer, greenhouse perennial, 2 ft o 6 

2562 „ Syria cus, mixed, finest varieties, hardy shrubs, 3 ft o 6 

2563 ,, tri'color, new from Japan, hardy shrub, 3 ft o 6 

2564 „ Virgin'icus, red, hardy perennial, 3 ft o 6 

2565 ,, choice mixed from greenhouse and half-hardy varieties 1 o 

2566 „ fine mixed hardy varieties o 6 

H0LLYH00K (Althaea rosea), Nat. Ord. Ifalva'cece. Hardy perennials, etc. 

As a picturesque relief, for majestic growth and massive beauty the Hollyhock stands unrivalled. 

2567 Hollyhock, George Eyies ) These were certificated by the f 1 o 

Rose Queen ) Royal Horticultural Society. (10 

saved from the newest exhibition varieties, by an amateur, 6 ft 2 6 

saved from choice varieties, 6 ft 1 o 

fine mixed varieties, 6 ft o 6 

Chinese mixed, hardy annual, 2| ft o 3 

HONEYSUCKLE, PRENOH (Hedysarum coronarium), Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. 

2573 Honeysuckle French, white, 2 ft ) Exceedingly showy border plants, and for large rock- (03 

2574 „ „ scarlet, 2 it ) work, flowering the first season, hardy biennials. (03 

HTTMEA, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Elegant and picturesque half-hardy biennials. 

2575 Hu'mea el'egans, unequalled for its graceful feathery panicles, foliage very fragrant, 6 ft o 6 

2576 „ ,, purpu'rea, the graceful feathery panicles are darker than those of H. elegans, 6 ft. 1 o 

HUOTEMAIOTA, Nat. Ord. Papavera'cece. Handsome hardy perennial. 

2577 Hunneman'nia fumariaefolia, tulip-shaped yellow flowers, and Eschscholtzia-like foliage, ih ft. ... o 6 
HYMENOX'IS, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. An early summer flowering hardy annual. 

2578 Hymenox'is Califor'nica, sown in autumn is a carpet of golden yellow in spring, 3 ft 3^. and o 6 


12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 

IBE'EIS, Xat, Ord. Cruciferce. 


2579 Ibe'ris sempervi'rens, pure white, i f t 

2580 „ Garrexia'na, safe'/*, h ft. 

2581 „ hesperidifolia, pure' -white, h ft 

2582 „ linifo lia, rose white, 1 ft. 

2583 ,, Tenorea'na, a beautiful pale lilac, h ft J borders 

Valuable spring flowering hardy perennials. Pe , r # pk d. 

^ Indispensable plants for filing beds in the ( o 3 

spring flower garden , for covering rock- | o 6 

> work, filling baskets, planting perma-\ o 6 

I nent edgings, and for masses in mixed o 6 

t o 6 





ICE-PLANT, Xat. Ord. Jtfesembrya'cece. Very effective half-hardy annual. 

Ice-Plant, the leaves of this are covered with crystal-like icy globules, and on this account it is much 
prized for garnishing, for rock-work, sloping banks, and flower borders 3d. and 

DTCAEVIL'LEA, Xat. Ord. Bignoniacece. Elegant half-hardy biennials. 

Incarvillea sinen sis, scarlet, 2^ ft ) Elegant plants, deserving to ( 

M „ grandinVra purpurea, rose-purple, 2h ft. J be generally cultivated. \ 

ITOIGOFEKA, Xat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Elegant free-flowering hardy shrubs. 

Exquisitely graceful foliage plants, charming in centres of beds and in mixed flower borders. 

Indigof'era, mixed varieties, requiring a little protection during severe winters, 3 ft 6d. and 

I0N0PSID1UM (Cochlea'ria), Xat. Ord. Cruciferce. Miniature hardy annuals. 

Ionopsid ium acaule, sky blue, ii 

,, „ al'bum, while, 1^ in 

IPOMOP'SIS, Xat. Ord. Polemonia'cece 

} Charming early-flowering plants, growing best in 
damp situations, as edgings to rock-work, or in pots. 

Beautiful half-hardy biennials. 


omop'sis el'egans atro-ro'sea na'na, rose, \\ ft \ Truly beautiful plants in flower and foliage, j 

sangui'nea, crimson, 2 ft ) equally ornamental in pots and out-doors 

I'EIS, Xat. Ord. Irida'cece. Hardy bulbs. 

The English and Spanish Iris in their va>ieties embrace so much that is rare and beautiful in the combina- 
tions of their colours, that the only plants we can compare them with in this respect are the rare and beautiful 
tropical orchids, the Lcelias, Cattleyas, and Oncidiums. We offer a fine collection of these in our Autumn Bulb 


Charming Lobelia-like half-hardy annuals. 





I'ris, English, saved from a choice collection 6d. and 1 

,, Spanish, saved from very choice varieties 6d. and 1 

,, German, saved from Mr. Salter's choice varieties 6d. and 1 

ISOT'OMA, Xat. Ord. Zobelia'cece. 

Isot'oma longiflo'ra, white, 1 f t ^ ~ 7 . . . . . . , . . - , 

petrse'a, cream-coloured, 1 ft. I These produce their pretty star-shaped flowers in great 
coerulea blue 1 ft ( P ro f uston and for a long time ; effective for beds, 
„ senecioi'des, pure white, 1 ft. j sd S^gs, and on rock-work. 

EETA, Xat. Ord. Iridacece. Pretty half-hardy bulbs. 
Ix'ia choice mixed ; these are charming early summer flowering bulbs o 

JACOBJE'A (Senecio), Xat. Ord. Compos itce. Valuable bedding-out plants. 

Jacobae'a, magenta, double, 1 f t *\ For large beds and mixed borders the Jacob&a has (3d. 8c o 

rich purple, double, 1 ft \j071g been a favourite plant. It is continuously) 3d. Ik. o 

white, double, 1 f t f in bloom, and very useful to cut for vases, etc. ; i?i \ 3d. 8c o 

choice mixed, double, 1 ft... J mixed flower borders the plant is very ornamental. \ o 

dwarf magenta, double, \ f t \ These dwarf varieties of Jacobaa are very (3d. & o 

,, purple, double, 5 ft [charming ; they grow from 6 to 9 inches, & are ) 3d. 8c o 

,, white, double, \ ft ( very uniform in height, producing, inbeds,rib-\ 3d.Sc o 

Choice mixed, double. \ ft. ) bons, & mixed flower borders, a very fine effect. \ o 

JA'MESIA, Xat. Ord. Hydrangea 'cece. Hardy shrub. 

Ja'mesia america'na, white, a rare plant of easy culture, and with Saxifrage-like flowers, 2 ft 1 

KAULFUS'SIA, Xat. Ord, Compos'itce. Beautiful hardy annuals. 

2609 KaulfUS Sia amellOl'deS al'ba, ivhite ^ ft. "1 Atroviolacea, with its intense violet flowers, is one f 

11 » 1 n't ■ . '■ " "1 "r[ ! of our most attractive dwarf growing annuals.) , 0 

» m atrOVlOla Cea, mtenseviolet, ^ft. \ and produces a fine effect »,i 'beds, ribbons, and< 3^- & 

„ ro'sea, rose, mauve centre, \ ft. J mixed borders. { 


KITALBE'LIA, Xat. Ord. Malva'cece. Showy hardy perennial. 

2612 Kitaibe'lia vitifo'lia, white, a very handsome plant in large borders, 5 ft o 3 

LANTA'NA, Xat. Ord. Verbena cece. Half-hardy pretty bedding perennials. 

Charming bedding plants, with beautiful verbena-like heads of flowers of rich colours and changing hues. 

2613 Lanta'na, neivest French mixed varieties, many colours ; flowers from seed same season, 1 ft., 6d. and 1 o 

LAEKSPUE (Delphin'ium), Xat. Ord. Banunculacece. Splendid hardy annuals. 

Larkspur dOUble StOCk-flOWered dwarf mixed, I ft ^ The dwarf growing varieties make f 

„ Hyacinth-flowered dwarf mixed, 1 ft. . 

,, violet striped, 

,, „ rose striped, 1 ft. 

„ Ranunculus-flowered dwarf mixed, x ft. 

„ Candelabrum-shaped dwarf mixed, 1 ft. J %%%% " kspur * are the mostfio - led.& 
,, Stock-flowered tall mixed, 2% ft. The tall varieties of Larkspur are ex- { 

,, branching mixed, 2^ ft \ ceedingly effective in large mixed flower 

„ ,, blue, 2h ft J borders and amongst shrubs ; they are 

„ ,, white, 23 ft (also of great value to cut for vases, etc., 

,, ,, tricolor elegans, 2^ ft.. , being constantly in bloom, especially those 

Pyramidal Rocket mixed, 1^ ft. J sown in autumn. 

LASTHE'NIA, Xat. Ord. Compos'itce. A spring flowering hardy annual. 
Lasthe'nia Califor'nica, sown in autumn, is a sheet of golden-yellow in the spring, f ft 3d. and 



long lines and groups. 
f{ 4 I 2Vo*. 2614 and 2615 a) e improved 
Y varieties of the dwarf Rocket, < 


3 d.& 

Candelabrum- shaped is new, and i 3^ - 

vuluuble acquisition. AutUK 


[Jiarr and Sugden, 

LATHTRUS (Everlasting Pea), Nat. Ord. Legumi 






yrus latifolius al'bus, ztdufe, 5 ft ') These art most valuable to cut for bou 

striatus, white, stripedpink, 
,, splen'deilS, rose, large, 5 ft. ... 
grandifio'nis Frederick!, rosy-purple, 2 ft. 
rotundifo'lius, rose-purple, very showy, 2 ft. 
Tur'neri, rosy white, carmine spotted, 5 ft. 
choice mixed 

ft. I 

no'sce. Useful hardy perennials. p cr P kt. 

s. d. 

o 3 

quets, and should be grown ex ten- o 6 

sively in groups about the borders, in o 6 

the kitchen garden, etc. As a peren- \ o 6 

nialjloral screen , and as a protection \ o 4 

to more tender plants, they are of the o 6 

first importance. [ o 6 


LAVATEUA, Nat. Ord. Malva'cece. Showy hardy annuals, etc. 

Lavate'ra trimes'tris, rose, pink striped, 3 ft. ) Exceedingly valuable annuals for distant effect j 

alba, white, 3 ft. 

masses, and for large borders. 

Thuringla'ca, pa lc purple, fine hardy perennial, 3 ft. o 

„ arbo'rea, rose-purple, a stately plant for shrubbery borders, hardy perennial, 5 ft 

,, marit'ima grandiflo'ra, pale purple, dark centre, a fine plant, half-hardy perennial, 3 ft. 

LEAVEN WOKTFIA, Nat. Ord. Crucif'erce. Charming half-hardy annual. 
Leaverrworth'ia au'rea, white, stained yellow flowers in neat rosette-like tufts, \ ft 

LEPTOSFPHON, Nat. Ord. Polemonia'cece. Charming hardy annuals. 

Leptosi'phon densiflo'rus, 

rose-lilac, 1 ft. 
al'bus, pure -white, 

1 ft. 

These arc gems of chaste beauty in 
flower and foliage. 

hyb'ridus, various, £ f t 'N The most charming miniature plants in cultivation , 



I and exquisite for small beds, edgings, masses, and for 

j pots. Jiybridus, with its many shades 0/ colour, and 

ft ) Rosens, with its tufts of bright rose flowers, are gems. 

multiflo'rus, flowers bright coppery red, \ ft o 

al'bus, flowers////-* snmu-white, h ft o 

au'reus, yellow, \ ft. 
ro'seus, rich rose, \ 

LEPTOSY'NE, Nat. Ord. Composite?. Beautiful hardy perennial. 

2648 Leptosy'ne marit'ima, delicate lemon, fragrant, a beautiful border plant, 1^ ft o 6 

LIA'TEIS, Nat. Ord. Compos' it ce. Handsome hardy perennial. 

2649 Lia'tris spica'ta, purple, a most beautiful flower to cut for vases, ij ft. o 6 

LIL'IUM, Nat. Ord. Lilia'cece. Magnificent hardy bulbs. 

The seeds of these seldom appear above ground till the second season ; care should on this account be taken to 
sow-either in pans or pits where they will not be disturbed. The raising of these bulbs from seed is a very slow pro- 
cess ; bulbs are, therefore, recommended in preference; for a fine collection of which see our Autumn Bulb Catalogue. 

2650 Lil'ium, choice mixed from Auratum, Speciosum, Giganteum, etc. 1 o 

2651 „ Buschia'num, orange-vermilion, 1 ft 1 o 

2652 ,, col'chicum, pure yellow spotted, rare, 2 ft 1 o 

2653 ,, gigan'teum, -white, fragrant and majestic, 6 ft 1 o 

2654 ,, lancifo'lium, from choice varieties, 2 ft 1 o 

2655 „ puberulum, yellow spotted red 1 o 

2656 ,, tenuifo'lium, rich scarlet, rare, 2 ft 1 o 

2657 , , Washingtonea'num, white spotted, fragrant, rare, 3 ft 1 o 

LILY OF THE VALLEY (Convallaria majalis), Nat. Ord. Lilidcece. Hardy perennial. 

Those who are desirous of cultivating the Lily of the Valley in pots should purchase clumps of these specially 
prepared for the purpose, 1/6 and 2/6 each ; or flozoering crowns at 7/6 per 100. Crowns for planting in woods, or 
forming groups in flower and shrubbery borders, 5,6 per 100. 

2658 Lily of the Valley, Seed for export or to scatter in woods 6d. & 1 o 

LIMNAFTHES, Nat. Ord. Tropceola'cece. Pretty hardy annuals. 

Very effective plants for spring gardens, and valuable for shady damp places, slightly fragrant. 

Limnan'thes Douglasii al'ba, white, hix. 3d. and o 6 

„ grandiflo'ra, bright yellow, bordered white, \ ft 3d. and o 6 

LINA'KIA, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'cece. Useful hardy annuals, etc. 

Very pretty small Snapdragon-like flowers, remarkable for the beauty and variety of their colours. 

Lina'ria alpi'na, blue and orange, hardy perennial, \ ft. 

Cymbala'ria, purple, hardy perennial, ^ ft 

tris'tis, yellow, blotched crimson, hardy annual, 

biparti'ta al'ba, pure white, 1 ft 

„ ,, stria ta, white, striped piaple, 
„ splen'dida, rich deep purple, 

New Yellow, yellow, 1 f t 

fine mixed, I -ft 

triornithoph'ora, reddish violet, 2 ft. . 
„ car'nea, 2 ft 

LIFUM, Nat. Ord. Lina'cece. All beantifnl perennials or annuals. 

Distinguished garden favourites ; grandiflorum coccineum is a perfect gem for beds, ribbons, and borders. 
2671 Li'num campanula'tum grandiflo rum,^//^, flowers large, half-hardy perennial, ih ft o 




1 ft. 


For rock-work, stumps of trees, and vases, f 
these three are charming. Tristis J 
andMfina make veat compact bedding] 
plants. \ 

^| Very beautiful profuse flowering an- f 
I naals, well adapted for beds and 
y mixed borders. If sown in August, 
j they stand the winter, and are hand- 
J some in the spring garden. 

\ The flowers of these resemble three birds perched ( 
) on a spur. A very fine border plant. \ 

1 ft. 



candidis'simum, large mow white beautiful flowers, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 

corymbifio'rum lu'teum, straw colour, half-hardy annual, i| ft 

fla'vnm, golden yellow, beautiful hardy perennial, f f t 

grandiflo'rum coccin'eum, brilliant scarlet, a splendid hardy annual, 1 ft 3d. and 

„ ro'seum, rose, a fine hardy annual, 1 ft 

Lewis'ii, striped, lilac and white, i|£t ~) Charming hardy perennials, in bloom 

Lor'eyi, a fine dine, neat border plant, 1^ ft j throughout the whole of the summer; 

Narbonen'se, beautiful bright blue, \\ft [ their remarkably fine foliage cV grace- 

Sibir'icum (perenne), intense blue, 1^ ft f f id habit make them particularly de-\ 

n M arbum, white," 1^ ft { sirable i?i mixed flower and shrubbery 

n ,, ro'seum, rose-lilac, xh ft. J borders. Narbonenseb' Loreyi arerare 


Per pkt 
s. d. 

It is 

C Queen Victoria* make thtm conspicuous and attractive objects in , 

fine varieties m mixture, 2 ft. ... ) £S« of beds and tow* borders. <• 1 J - * 

6</. & 1 





6d. & r 

Thi- Erinus section of Lobelia 1.1 

universally cultivated, and by far 
the most useful for bedding. It it 
easily Managed, and may be had 
in tlie nreaicst abundance from 
seed ; the varieties come quite true. 
The seed may be sown late in au- 
tumn 01 in spring, and the plants 
pricked off a few week* before they 
should be put out, as tliey soon, 
after being potted off singly and \ o 
plunged ui a gentle bottom-heat, J 1J ' w 
make nice pla7its. Speciosa superba 
is In/ far the finest in habit and co- 
lour' The ncn- wh ite Speciosa is an 
important acquisition ; the colour 
is pure white, tlichubil free flower- 
ing, and continuous blooming the 
same as in the blue variety, so that 
the plant forms a nice contrast. 
The different sorts of Gracilis com- 
pacta and PumHa make exceedingly 
pn ttu tu fted edgings, and also look 
welt in pots. 

' O 







is. k 2 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 33 

LISIAN'THUS, Nat. Ord. Gentiana'cem. Splendid greenhouse perennial 

2682 Lisian'thus Russellia'nus, rich blue, shaded purple, a charming plant, ii ft 1 

LOBF/LIA, Nat. Ord. Lobelia'ceoc. Beautiful half-hardy annuals, etc. 
Gems 0/ the flower garden; the F.rinus varieties are indispensable for beds and ribbons ; Gracilis and 
Pumila are attractive for their compact tufts ; and Ramosa is distinguished for its large flowers and 
bra nchi no- habit. No plant in the floxocr garden is mvre useful than the blue Lobelia speciosa, or required 
for so great a variety of purposes. As an edging it is unsurpassed; for the front lines in ribbons no 
plantls more effective; intermingled in small beds with, the Variegated Alyssum or Cerastium, and even 
amono- Centaureas, the effect is very chaste and beautiful. Seeing the importance therefore attached to 
this plant, it is very desirable to have seed from a pure and a good stock. Our Lobelia speciosa superba 
is by far the finest typical form. The colour is rich and bright, and the seed has been collected mostly 
from cutting plants, the fe-w seedlings amongst them having been very carefully selected, 
therefore offered with great confidence. 

2683 LODe lia fuTffensmultirlO'ra, SCttrU&, 2 ft. } Them are amongst our most beautiful border herbaceous plants 

2684 „ Quien Victoria, scarlet, 2 ft I tMr Md r,ch co}ours > and the dee ? mMerr y % 

2685 „ fine varieties in mixture, 2 ft. ... ; c ~ tre ofieJs and fitwer 

2686 „ Eri'mis compac'ta alba, pure white, in tufts, Ht ~) 

2687 ,, 11 Gordo'nii, intense blue, white centre, jj-H 

2688 „ Little Gem, pure white, margined blue, \ 

2689 „ „ Miss Murphy, pure white, very compact, h ft 

2690 ,, „ Paxtonia'na, bright blue, centre pure white, g ft. 

2691 ,, „ Blue King", light blue, centre pure white, h ft. ... 

2692 „ „ Vrmoe Albert, brighta:urc-blue, white centre, JfiS 

2693 „ „ Princess Alexandra, pure -wh ite, fine, \ ft. ...... 

2694 ,, ,, specio'sa Crystal Palace var. true, decpblue,\ -ft. 

2695 ,, M super'ba, rich blue, beautiful, \ ft" ... 

2696 „ „ „ al'ba, pure wliiic, h ft 

2697 „ 11 „ kermesi'na, light "rosy-crimson, \ ft. 

2698 ,, H mixed, all colours of Erinus varieties, h f t 

2699 „ gra'cilis erec'ta compac'ta, celestial blue, | ft" 

2700 „ „ „ al'b3Lpurewhi7e, hft 

2701 „ „ n ii bi'color, blue and white, Jft 

2702 „ if ,, ro'sea, rose, \ ft .... 

2703 , , Erinus Crystal Palace compacta, (new) intense blue, \ ft 

2704 ,, pu'mila Mit'cbelli, a ft 

2705 ,, ,, pic'ta, | ft J 

2706 „ ramo'sa deep blue, f ft \ These arc quite different to the Erinus varic- I 

2707 „ „ al'ba (Snowflake), white, £ ft. Kties, the flowers are much larger, and the plauts< 

2708 „ ro'sea, rose-lilac, j ft j grow morettpright& branching; very 'beautiful. \ 

LO'TUS, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Pretty half-hardy perennials. 

2709 Lo'tus australis, rose, beautiful large flowers, 1 f t o 4 

2710 ,, JacobES'us, dark brown, 2 ft ^ Fine pot plants, covered with singularly curious (06 

2711 ,, „ lu'teus, yellow, 2 ft K flowers, best sown in autumn to flower the following*, o 6 

2712 „ ,, fine mixed, 2 ft y season, bictsown in spring wil&bloom thesame season. \ o 6 

LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING-, Nat. Ord. Arnarcmtha'cem. Graceful hardy annuals. 

2713 Love-lies-bleeding, red, 2 ft The graceful drooping racemes of these impart a fine 

2714 „ straw-coloured, 2 it.... V effect in shrubberies, flower borders, etc. In pots 

2715 „ Club-headed, 2 ft ) under glass, and for table decoration, charming. 

LUiTA'RIA (Honesty), ISTat. Ord. Crucij'erce. Very showy hardy biennials. 

2716 Luna'ria bien'nis viola'cea, rich 

2717 ,, „ lilaci'na, 

2718 ,, ,, Vedivi'va,, purple, SWeet Scented, 2 ft ( effect of masses of these' plants amongst } 

2719 „ ,, albiflO'ra, White, 2 ft J the trees is most striding. ^ 

LUPriTUS, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Splendid hardy annuals, etc. 

The Lupines arc all handsome and graceful '; the tall arc most effective in borders, the dwarf in beds. 

2720 Lupi'nus arbo'reus, the yellow tree Lupine, a handsome shrubbery perennial, 4 ft 

2721 „ „ the lilac tree Lupine, a handsome shrubbery perennial, 4 ft 

2722 ,, al'bifrons, blue, leaves and stems covered with silvery down, hardy perennial 

2723 n Hartwe'gii al'bus, pure white, 2 ft 

2724 „ „ ccelesti'nus, sky blue, 2 ft 

2725 „ ,, ru'ber, dark purple and red, 2 ft 

2726 ,, hyb'ridus atrococcin'eus, crimson-scarlet, white tipped, very handsome, 2 ft 3^.and 

2727 „ ,, insig'nis, purple, white, and yellow, 2 ft 

2728 „ „ SUper'bUS, lilac, white, and yellow, 2 ft 

2729 ,, „ atro-viola'ceus, violct-blue, and yellow, handsome, 2 ft 

2730 „ „ choice mixed, 2 ft 

2731 „ lu'teus, the common dwarf, yellow lupine, very pretty, 1 f t 

2732 ,, magnif'icus, violet and white, hardy perennial, 2^ ft 

2733 ,, Menzie'sii, sulphur yellow, \\ ft 

2734 „ mutab'ilis versicolor, colours various, 3 ft 

2735 ,, „ ro'seus splen'dens, beautiful rich rose-colour, 3 ft 

2736 „ na'nus, blue and white, beautiful, h f t 

2737 „ „ al'bus, pure white, h ft 

2738 „ polyphyl'lus, blue, hardy perennial, aj-ft 

2739 „ albiflo'rus', w'lite, hardy perennial, i\ ft 

2740 ,, pubes'cens aibo-cocciri'eus, scarlet and white, most beautiful, ii ft 

2741 „ subcamo'sus, blue and white, the most charming of all for beds, 1 f t 3d. and 

2742 mixed hardy perennial varieties 

LYCHNIS, Katj Ord. Caryopliylla'cece. Handsome hardy perennials. 

2743 Lych'nis Chalcedon'ica, scarlet, 3 ft ) These are fine bold plants; 2743 with its large f 

2744 , „ al'ba, wkite s 3 ft. j heads of scarlet, imparts a splendid distant effect'. \ 


, rich purple, 2 ft \ For spring gardens the Honesty is most ( 3d. and 

War oft I valuable, giows freely in almost any sitnn- \ 

iliac a U V Hnn „ a t Be i voir castle, in March, the< 

34 [Barr and Sugden, 

Per pkt. 

t. d. 

2745 Lychnis ful'gens, brilliant scarlet, i ft ^ Truly charming hardy perennials, iudis- ( o 6 

2746 grandiflo'ra gigant'ea, orange-scarlet, i ft. I pc usable wherever herbaceous playits are \ o 6 

2747 ,, Haagea'na, bright scarlet, i ft |- cultivated ; their rich coloured flowers \ o 6 

2748 ,, Siebol'di, />//;t white, I f t I and dwarf habit make them suitable for \ o 6 

2749 „ Viscar'ia splen'dens, rose-pink, i ft J almost any situation. ^ o 6 

LYSIMA'CHIA, Nat. Ord. Primula cece. Beautiful hardy perennial. 

2750 Lysima'chia Ephem'erum, pure white, fine herbaceous plant, 2 ft o 6 

LY'THKUM, Nat. Ord. Lythrdcece. Handsome hardy perennials. 

2751 Ly'thrum ro'seum super'bum, deep red flowers, in long spikes, 3 ft o 3 

2752 „ Salica'ria tomento'sum, rose, shaded purple, 3 ft o 6 

MAGUOTJA, Nat. Ord. Magnolia! cecs. Magnificent hardy tree. 

2753 Magnolia grandiflo'ra, white, large fragrant flowers ; a grand plant for covering walls, 10 ft o 6 

MAG-YDA'KIS, Nat. Ord. Umbelliferce. Ornamental hardy perennial. 

2754 Magyda'ris tomento'sa, a picturesque plant, with gigantic hoary leaves and yellow flowers, 5 ft ... o 6 

MAL'OPE, Nat. Ord. Malva'cece. Showy hardy annuals. 

2755 Mal'ope grandiflo'ra, dark crimson, 2 ft...) Very showy plants, suitable for large beds, and J o 3 

2756 „ „ al'ba, white, 2 ft. ... { mixed flower and shrubbery borders. (03 

MALTA (Mallow), Nat. Ord. Malva'cece. All exceedingly effective plants. 

2757 Mal'va aurantia'ca ru'bra, rich orange-scarlet, hardy perennial 1 o 

2758 , , Califor'nica, rose, a fine bold plant of sub-tropical aspect, half-hardy perennial, 4 ft o 6 

2759 crenula'ta, rose, beautiful hardy perennial, 3 ft o 3 

2760 lateri'tia, rosy nankeen flowers and dark green foliage, hardy perennial trailer, \ f t o 6 

2761 „ minia'ta, light red, small but abundant flowers, half-hardy annual, i£ ft o 3 

2762 ,, Tournefortia'na, rose, a charming plant for beds, etc., hardy perennial, 1 f t o 6 

2763 „ zebri'na atroru'bens, beautiful white and purple-striped flowers, hardy annual, 2 ft o 3 

MABIGOLD, Nat. Ord. Composites. Indispensable half-hardy annuals. 

2764 Marigold, African, Dean's lemon, very fine, 2 ft. Magnificent mixed border plants of a fi?ie ( 3d. & o 6 

2765 ,, 11 quilled lemon, 2 ft [ bold aspect, and covered with large hand- \ 3d. & o 6 

,, Dean's orange, very fine, 2 ft. [some flowers. Those we offer have been saved J 3d. & o 6 

,, quilled orange, 2 ft (from finest selected double flowers ; still I 3d. & o 6 

,, Dean's dwarf, very fine, 1^ ft. a few will come single, and these should \ 3d. 8c o 6 

,, mixed from above J at once be pulled up. V2>d. & o 6 

French dwarf, Striped, I ft "\ s f lendid continuous blooming plants for flower beds ( 3d. & O 6 

„ new gold striped, 1 ft. \, M . d . m ! x ' d b ; rders - , In f''! or v ,?T ie: ' th °l' ) ° 6 

" u 11 n >with single Hov:ers. should be pulled up. Where the< , 0 , 

„ new golden yellow, i ft t flant for b \ ddingt / ant r J er thickly at \ 3d. & o 6 

11 »» Choice mixed, I ft ; first, and thin out the inferior and single varieties. \ 3«- & ° 6 

„ pul'Chra pU'mila, various, ^ ft | Very beautiful dwarf FrenchMarigolds, ( 3d. & O 6 

„ „ „ aurantia'ca, orange, f ft. \ recommended for beds. \ 3d. & O 6 

,, dwarf miniature, brown, k f t ) These compact profuse flowering varieties ( 3d. & o 6 

,, ,, ,, orange, \i{)arcperfcctgC7nsforsmallbedsandedgings.\ o 6 

,, tall striped, \\ ft ) These arc best adapted for planting in mixed ( 3d. & o 6 

,, ,, orange, \\ ft j flower and shrubbery borders. \ 3d. & o 6 

„ gold striped single, golden, striped crimson ; without exception this is the most 

attractive Marigold for beds we have ever seen, 1 f t o 6 

MAETYN1A, Nat. Ord. Pedalia'cece. Beautiful fragrant half-hardy annuals. 

2781 Martyn'ia fragrans, crimso n-purple, ii ft. ^ These arc really fine plants whenwell grown; flow- (3d. & o 6 

2782 ,, probosci dea atropurpu'rea, 1^ ft. V ers as large and handsome as Gloxinias, with thc<. o 6 

2783 „ n ro'sea, ih ft '.....) fruit curiously double-homed and hooked. \ o 6 

MAEYEL-OF-PEEU (Mirabilis), Nat. Ord. Nyctagina'cece. Beautiful hardy annuals. 

Handsome border plants, remarkable for their compact growth, rich green shiny foliage, profusion of bloom, and 

diversity of colour ; fine sub-tropical plant. 

2784 Marvel-of-Peru longifio'ra al'ba odora'ta, 2 ft. ) These are prized principally for the delicious | o 3 

2785 1, 11 viola'cea, 2 ft j fragrance they emit i?i the evening. (03 

2786 ,, fol'iis variega'tis, mixed colours, the leaves are light yellowish geeen, striped dark 

green, and the plant is exceedingly effective, 2 ft o 3 

2787 ii white, white and ca?-mine, dark carmine, crimson, yellow and white, lilac and 

white, lilac and red, lilac rose and white, striped, versicolor, dark red, carmine, 

lilac, yellow, gold striped, 2 ft., the collection, 3s. or each variety o 3 

2788 ,, choice mixed, from the above beautiful rich coloured varieties, 2 ft o 6 

2789 „ fine „ ,, ,, 2 ft o 3 

MATHIO'LA, Nat. Ord. Cruciferce. Hardy annual night-scented Stocks. 

2790 Mathio'la bicor'nis, the delicious perfume emitted by the flowers of this plant in the afternoon, 

evening, morning, and after a shower, is truly delightful, and perceptible some 

distance : it should be scattered about the garden like Mignonette, 1 f t 6d. and 1 o 

2791 ,, tricuspi'data ; in our Experimental Grounds during the past summer we were very 

pleased with the delightful perfume emitted by this plant throughout the day, 1 ft. 10 

MELIA'NTHUS, Nat. Ord. Zygophylla'cece. Sub- tropical perennial. 

2792 Melia'nthus ma'jor, an extremely handsome sub-tropical plant, with beautiful pinnate foliage, 

illustrated in Mr. Robinson's work, " The Parks, etc., of Paris," 6ft 6d. and 1 o 

MESEMBRYAFTHEMTJM, Nat, Ord. Mesemlrya'cece. Charming half-hardy annuals, etc. 

2793 Mesembryan'themum, Cape Derennial species, in mixture, for greenhouse decoration 1 o 

2794 „ capita-turn, ^/o'^/^. I ft \**^Ji^&.^\ 0 9 

2795 ,, cordifo'liuiii, pink, {it \^ sunny Situations. Cor- \0 3 

2796 „ „ variega'tum, leaves green & white, $ ft. ( tT^TJ^%V"!ilZ', \ 1 ° 

2797 ,, pomeridia'num, brilliant yellow, i ft J for hau V ,nt, baskets, Jo 3 

2798 „ tricolor, rose, purple centre, \ ft ) Exceedingly pretty little plants for ( o 3 

2799 „ „ al'bum, white, purple centre, |ft. \ south borders, rock-work, & vases. \o 3 


i2, King Street, Coven I Garden, 1872.] 


MIOHAUXTA, Nat. Ord. Campanula' cecn. Handsome Lardy biennial. Per s p a. 
2800 Michaux'ia campanuloi'des, white, singular-looking, large bell-shaped flowers, fine border plant, 3 ft. o 6 

MIGNONETTE (Reseda odorata), Nat. Ord. Reseda! cece. Hardy annuals. 

Seed of this universal favourite should be scattered profusely in flower and shrubbery borders, also on dry 
hanks, old walls, and any sunny situation, such for instance as the gravel close under the windows. The finest of 
all for pot-culture is Pyramidalis which is sold under a number of fancy names, such as Pyramidata , Amelio- 
rata, New Crimson-flowered Giant, etc. 

'2801 Mignonette, very fragrant, \ ft gd. per oz., 3d. and o 6 

28C2 „ large flowered, ~i ft is. ,, 3d. and o 6 

2803 „ grandiflo ra, the French Giant Tree Mignonette, true, 1 ft. 6d. „ 6d. and 1 o 

2304 „ pyramidalis, the largest-flowered and best for pot culture, 1 ft., 2 6 ,, 6d. and 1 o 

2805 ,, Parson's New Tree variety, for pot culture, 1 ft o 6 

28C6 „ ,, ,, White Tree variety, for pot culture, 1 ft 6d. and 1 o 

MIMOSA (Sensitive Plant), Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Curious greenhouse annual. 

2807 Mimo sa pudi'ca, so sensitive is this plant, that the leaves when touched, instantly fold up ; it grows 

freely in the conservatory or sitting-room, and out-doors from June, 2 ft o 6 

MIM'ULUS (Monkey-flower), Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'cece. Beautiful perennials. 

Splendid conservatory and sitting-room plants, with singularly shaped and brilliantly coloured flowers, distin- 
guished by their rich hieroglyph-like markings. They succeed best if the pots are placed in saucers of water. 
Raised in heat, seedlings flower in a few weeks ; in the open ground they are hardy , and flower freely ; they also 
succeed admirably in shady, damp, and marshy situations, or by the sides of lakes. 

2808 Mimulus du plex, double-flowering ; the calyx of this variety seems to mimic the corolla in its being 

also beautifully tiger-spotted ; a most charming variety, 1 f t 1 o 

2809 ,, maculo'sus, the beautifully tiger-spotted varieties, 1 ft 6d. and 1 o 

2810 ,, ,, bru'neus, deep yellow, spotted, marooji foliage, very fine, 1 f t o 6 

2811 ,, al'bUS, a fine race, with large whitefiozvers, spotted crimson, scarlet, maroon, etc 1 o 
•2812 ,, Tillin'gi, rich golden yellow, a fine bedding variety, which is not easily affected by 

drought, 1 ft 1 o 

2813 „ califor'nicus (new) 1 o 

2814 „ CU'preus, orange crimson, a fine bedder, 1 ft o 6 

2815 ,, ,, tigrioi'des, white ground, spotted dark crimson, 1 f t 1 o 

2816 „ du'plex, double-flowered, a beautiful hybrid in the style of 2808, 1 f t 1 o 

2817 „ choice mixed, including the foregoing varieties, 1 ft u. and 2 6 

2818 „ fine mixed, including the older varieties, 1 f t o 6 

MODIO'LA, Nat. Ord. Malva'cece. Hardy perennial. 

For rock-work, baskets, and dry banks, this is a charming plant, foliage elegantly divided. 

2819 Modiola geranioi'des, crimson-purple, beautiful trailer 6d. and 1 o 

MUSK-PLANT, Nat. Ord. Scroplmlarid cece. A favourite hardy perennial. 

2820 Musk-Plant, yellow, sweet scented, valuable for window boxes, etc., h f t 6d. and 1 o 

MYOSO'TIS (Forget-me-not), Nat. Ord. Boragina'cece. Hardy perennials. 

Plants for filling beds or for in-door decoration during the spring of 1872, of the Cliveden varieties of Forget- 
me-not and of Dissitifiora, we can supply in any quantity, prices on application. The name M. Alpestris we 
omit, as this charming little Forget-me-not can only be had in plants, and the seed which is commonly sold 
under this name produces quite a different variety. For spring gardening M. sylvatica and M. dissitifiora are 
by far the best 1 Sylvatica where great quantities are planted ; Dissitifiora for select beds, and situations where 
■very early effect is a consideration. 

2821 Myoso'tis Azo'rica, blue, shaded purple, 1 ft....) Charming erect-growing Forget-me-nots, valit- (06 

2822 „ „ al ba, pure white, 1 ft V able for pot culture, and very effective in the< o 6 

2823 coelesti'na, turquoise-blue, ift. J flower garden in June and July. (06 

2824 ,, sylvatica, blue, \ ft \ These are the true Cliveden Forget-me-nots, which have f o 6 

2825 ,, „ white, \ ft \ attained so much celebrity through the extensive use made< o 6 

2826 ,, ,, rose, -i ft ) of them by Mr. Fleming, at Cliveden. (06 

2827 ,, dissitiflo'ra, clear blue, the earliest of the Forget-me-nots ; if the weather is open, commences 

flowering in February, and continues throughout the spring, ^ ft. ...ij-. and 2 6 

2F28 ,, Oblonga'ta, bright blue, a continental variety, said to be a fine acquisition" ^ ft 1 o 

IS23 palus'tris, blue, a valuable summer flowering variety for moist situations, ^ ft. ...3^. and o 6 

MYB/TUS (Myrtle), Nat. Ord. Myrta'cece. Half-hardy shrub. 

2830 Myr'tus commu'nis, a fine plant for the sitting-room, conservatory, and terrace 6d. and 1 o 

NASTURTIUM (Tropae'olum), Nat. Ord. Tropceola'cem. Beautiful hardy annuals. 

Unrivalled for beauty, effect, and utility. In dry soils, or soils made poor with lime-rubbish, they will surpass 
(he Geranium and Calceolaria in brilliancy and in profusion of bloom. To amateurs who have no glass they are 
a boon, and a valuable supplementary plant in cases of deficiency or failure of " bedding stuff." 

2831 NaStUr'tium Scarlet King Of Tom Thumb, intense scarlet, I ft. "\ These are the latest improvements, 1 2d. & o 6 

2832 „ gOlden „ „ „ golden yellow, I ft. MM unquestionably the finest of the \ ^d. &O 6 

2833 m Tom Thumb, « King Theodore," deep-crimson x ft. (^^tCdlf^t) 3* & ° £ 
2334 „ „ cceru'leum ro seum, beautiful peach, ift. J marginal lines> each £ \ 3d. & o 6 
2835 ,, ,, rich scarlet, effective as the Scarlet Geranium, 1 ft. ...1/0 per oz., 3d. and o 6 
2336 ,, „ golden, more effective than Yellow Calceolaria, 1 ft. ...1/0 ,, 3^. and o 6 

2837 ,, „ yellow, spotted crimson, 1 ft is. per oz. , or o 3 

2838 „ „ crimson, rich colour, 1 ft is. ,, ,, 03 

2839 ,, ,, Crystal Palace Gem, sulphur colour, spotted maroon, 1 ft., is. 6d. ,, 03 
2340 ,, Lily Schmidt, intensely bright scarlet, very fine, 1 ft 6d. and 1 o 

2841 ,, ,, Rose, orange rose, very effective, 1 ft 1/6 per oz., or 3d. and o 6 

2842 ,, ,, Pearl, creamy white, very pretty, 1 ft 1/0 ,, ,, 3^. and o 6 

2843 „ „ choice mixed from the above, ift 26 ,, ,, 6d. and 1 o 

2844 fine mixed, 1 ft 10 ,, ,, 3d. and o 6 

COmpaC'tUm SUper'bUm, scarlet, h f t "\ ire cannot speak too highly of these Compac ( IS. & 2 6 

2846 „ • I, Beautyof Malvern, ^^/,ift. \^'^^^^J&^)rs.& 2 6 

2847 ,, ,, lll'teum, yellow, g ft (mission much later into the autumn than ) IS.& 2 6 

mixed Varieties, J ft ) any of the preceding. {6d.& I 



36 \Bctrr and Sugden, 

I'cr pkt. 

s. d. 

NEME'SIA, Nat. Ord. Scropliularid cece. Pretty compact growing half-hardy annuals, 

2849 Neme'sia COmpac'ta, mixed, j ft \ These arc neat bushy profuse-blooming plants, ( 3d.Sc o 6> 

2850 „ „ al'ba, pure white, f ft. ... I very desirable for bedding, rock-work, and pots.) o 3, 

2851 „ coeru'lea, sky blue, -j ft. j They commence flowering when a few inches) o 3, 

2852 „ „ ro'sea, delicate rose, \ ft. ) high, and continue in beauty for months. \ o 3, 

NEMOPH'ILA, Nat. Ord. Hydroipliylld cece. Charming hardy annuals, etc. 

All exceedingly beautiful. Their height being nearly uniform, and their colours presenting strong contrasts, they 
are admirably adapted for sowing in circles or ribbons, especially for spring flower gardens. 

2853 Nemophlla atoma'ria coeles'tis ocula'ta, celestial blue, blotched with black, \ ft o 3 

2854 ,, el'egans, pure white, with dark chocolate centre, very ftne, \ ft 3d. and o 6 

2855 ,, fo'liis variega'tis, a silvery variegated foliage variety of atomaria, ft o 3 

2856 ,, discoidalis auricula'ta, rich crimson brown, with white eye, \ ft ".3^. and o 6 

2857 ,, argen'tea, silvery white, spotted chocolate, charming variety, \ ft. ...3d. and o 6 

2858 ,, ni'gra, jet black when the flowers first open, very distinct, \ ft 3d. and o 6 

2859 , , , , puncta'ta, white, spotted black, very pretty, \ ft 3d. and o 6 

2860 ,, ,, vitta'ta, velvety black, margined pure white, \ ft 3d. and o 6' 

2861 ,, ,, fine mixed varieties of discoida'lis, \ ft 3d. and o 6- 

2862 insig'nis grandiflo'ra, clear bright blue, white centre, \ ft 3d. and o 6 

2863 ,, „ al'ba, pure white, $ ft 3d. and o 6 

2864 „ ,, cramboi'des, celestial blue, h ft o 3 

2865 ,, ,, purpu'rea ru'bra, puce-purple, a new colour in this family, fine, ^ ft o 6' 

2866 ,, stria'ta, blue and white, £ ft o 3 

2867 ,, ,, fine mixed varieties of insignis, h ft 3d. and o 6 

2868 ,, macula'ta al'bida, pure opaque white, edged with purple, very fine, h ft 1 o- 

2869 ,, ,, grandiflo'ra, white, veined &> blotched violet, large & handsome, 5 ft. 3^. and o 6 

2870 ,, ,, foliis-variega'tis, white and violet, foliage variegated white, § ft o 3 

2871 ,, ,, purpu'rea, purple, blotched violet, with white centre, very distinct, \ ft o 3 

2872 ,, ,, fine mixed varieties of maculata, h ft "....3d. and o 6 

2873 ,, phacelioi'des, lilac, white centre, hardy perennial, \ ft ... o 3 

NETETA, Nat. Ord. Labia tee. Fine hardy perennial. 

2874 Ne'peta Mey'eri, clear azure blue, fine dwarf variety, 1 ft o 3 

NICOTIA'NA (Tobacco Plant), Nat. Ord. Solana'cece. Ornamental foliage plants. 

Those enumerated are distinguished for their large foliage, rapid growth, and fne sub-tropical effect. Macrophylla 
gigantea and Wigandioides will be found illustrated by Mr. Robinson in his "Parks, etc., of Paris." 

2875 Nicotia'na glau'ca, a gigantic plant, with elegant and curious foliage, 6 ft o 3 

2876 „ macrophylla gigan'tea purpu'rea, large, majestic, picturesque foliage, 5 ft o 6 

2877 „ Wigandioides, large and extremely handsome, Wigandia-like foliage, 5 ft 1 c 

2878 „ fine mixed, including many varieties of Nicotiana o 6 

NIEREMBEE'GIA, Nat. Ord. Solana'cece. Half-hardy perennials. 

2879 Nierember'gia fmteS'CenS, white, veined lilac, I ft. N Charming plants, soon decorative from seed; Frutes- ( O 6 

2880 „ gra'cilis, white, veined lilac, h ft... " h " r fy perexniai, valuable , n pots or out „j doers, J 0 6 

Z/lVl * ° ' ... j r 2 \grows erect and branching, and is covered with;< ^ 

2881 ,, al'ba, white, \ft { Gracilis varieties are spreading and droop over baskets', J O 6 

2882 nigricans, deep crimson, \ ft J vases, and rock-work, and are prizedlas edgings. V I O- 

NIGEI/LA (Love-in-a-Mist), Nat. Ord. Banuncula'cece. Effective hardy annuals. 

2883 Nigella Hispanlca al'ba, pure white, ihft \ Fine border plants, with prettily cut foliage and (03 

2884 „ ,, atro-purpu'rea,//^/<?, i| ft. > curiously for?ncd flowers, which have procured^ o 3 

2885 „ Fontanesia'na, purple, early, 1^ ft J for them the sobriquet of Love-in-a-Mist. (03 

NOLA/NA, Nat. Ord. Nolana'cece. Pretty hardy showy annuals. 

2886 Nola'na atriplicifo'lia, blue-violet and 7vhite~] These are all of a trailing habit, and are ( o 3 

2887 „ ,, al'ba, pure white ... j admirably adapted for rock-work, hanging o 3 

2888 „ „ subcoeru'lea, mauve V baskets, vases, flower borders, etc.; lhe\ o 3 

2889 „ lanceola'ta, clear bright blue I flowers are beautiful, and resemble those \ o 3 

2890 „ fine mixed J of the Convolvulus Minor. ^ 3d. & o 6 

NYCTEKINTA, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia! cece. Pretty miniature half-hardy annuals. 

2891 Nycterinla capen'sis, white, yelloxv centre, \ ft ^ Charming sweet-sce?ited, free-flowering, f o 4 

2892 „ selaginoi'des, yellow centre, \ ft. \ compact little plants, for edgings, rock-< o 4 

2893 , , „ al'ba, white, ^ ft ) work, small beds, and pot culture. (04 

(ENOTHEKA (Evening Primrose), Nat. Ord. Onagrdccce. Perennials and annuals. 

CE. bistorta Veitchii, a gem for small beds and rock-work ; Rosea Mexicana, a pretty little plant ; Drum- 
mondii, a fine, bold bedding plant ; the others are valuable for borders, and prized either for their majestic growth , 
or large handsome flowers. In shrubberies and semi-wild places they should be freely soman. 

2894 (Eno'tnera bistor'ta Veit'chii, pure yellow, spotted crimson, pretty rock plant, annual, 1 ft. 3d. and o 6 

2895 ,, Drummon'dii na'na, bright yellow, 1 ft. \ Superb continuous blooming beautiful {3d. & o 6 

2896 „ ,, al'ba, white, 1 ft j \ annuals, for beds, borders, and banks. ( 3^. & o 6 

2897 „ Fra'seri, yellow, a tine variety, hardy perennial, 1^ ft o 3 

2898 „ frutico'sa ma'jor, yellow, very fine species, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 3 

2899 „ Lamarckia'na, bright yellow, immense flowers, hardy biennial, 3 ft o 3 

2900 „ macrocar'pa, rich yellow, immense floweis, very dwarf, hardy perennial, \ f t o 6 

2901 „ prostra'ta, pure yellow, profuse bloomer, fine hardy perennial, 1^ ft o 3 

2902 „ pu'mila, yellow, fine dwarf variety, \ ft o 3' 

2903 „ ro'sea Mexica'na, rose, an exceedingly pretty miniature plant, hardy perennial, \ f 1 o 4 

2904 „ taraxacifolia, pure white, immense flowers, hardy perennial, f ft o 4 

2905 ,, ve'ra, pure white ,, „ % ft o 6 

2906 „ ,, lu'tea, yellow „ ^ ft o 4 

2907 „ fine mixed hardy perennial varieties o 6 

2908 „ fine mixed annual varieties o 6 

OE'OBTJS, Nat. Ord. Leguminosce. Elegant hardy perennials. 

2909 Or'obus lathyroi'des, purple, 1 f t \ These arc fine herbaceous peren- ( o 3 

2910 ver'nus, blue and lilac, 1 ft V nials, which do well in shady< o 3 

2911 ni'ger, red-violet, 1 ft ) situations. \ o 3 

i2, King Street* Cove nt Garden, 1872. J 



Hardy perennials, etc. 

6d. & 
6d. k 

e. d. 

OX'ALIS, Nat. Ord. Oxalida'cece 

Ox'aliS flOllbun'da rO'Sea, delicate /VSC, \ ft \ Ml exceedingly pretty ; Cornieulata, tmth its 

cornicula'ta ru'bra, brozvn foliajre, -f ft dwarf, compart, brown fimqt, U valuable for 

■■ ,,:J„n; n , r "* 1 f. edgmgt and front lines in nbbont , V. vindifalia 

vvciauo'lia., green foliage, h ft... I „„ arern mngt. form, a >»< relief to 
ro'sea, bright rose-purple, n.-h. annual, h ft. f f»* brown joliaue of rubra; Mwmm 

tt - -- ■ <_ i_ • l. 11 1 n. Rotea are fine bedthno plants, the bitqkt yelUjw 

Valdivia'na, bright yellow, * f t 0 f the one c*&a*ti*0rtrikinolt with rib ricA 

choice mixed, ^ f t J r °* e * ** * * »f the other - \, o 

OXYU'RA, Nat. Ord. Compos' itcc. Beautiful showy hardy annual. 

2918 Oxyu'ra chrysanthemoi'des, golden yellow, edged white, effective in beds and borders, 1 ft. 3d. and o 

PALAFOXTA, Nat. Ord. Compos ita;. Fine half-hardy annual. 

2919 Palafox'ia Hooker'ii, light rose-purple, very beautiful border plant in warm situations, i£ ft. 3d. and o 

PALA'VIA, Nat. Ord. Malva'cece. Half-hardy annual. 

2920 Pala'via flexuo'sa, rose-pink, a charming neat elegant plant, profusely covered with small saucer- 

shaped flowers, effective in small beds, rock- work, and for pot culture, 1 ft 3d. and o 

PANSY, see VIOLA, page 45. 

PAPA'VER, Nat. Ord. Papaveracece. Exceedingly showy hardy perennials. 

2921 Papa'ver involucra'tum maximum, brillia?it orange-scarlet, fine border plant, 3 ft o 

2922 nudicau'le, bright yellow, fine plant for rock-work, 1 ft o 

2923 ,, orientale, deep scarlet with black blotches, fine border plant, 2^ ft o 

2ft24 ,, spica'tum, large red flowers and fine foliage, 2 ft o 

2925 „ cam'bricum (meconopsis), Welsh poppy, yellow, 1 ft o 

PEAS, SWEET (Lath'yrus odora'tus), Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Fragrant h. annuals. 


2926 Peas, Sweet invincible, rich crimson scarlet, 6 ft 1 

2927 „ „ n black, very dark, 6 ft 

2928 „ „ Crown Princess of Prussia, blush, 6 ft. .. 

2929 „ „ lilaci'nus splen'dens, deeply-edged blue 

6 ft 

2930 „ „ painted lady, 6 ft 

2931 „ „ new Hybrid, blue edged, 6 ft 

2932 „ „ purple, 6 ft 

2933 „ „ „ striped, 6 ft 

2934 „ ,, scarlet, 6 ft 

2935 „ „ „ striped, 6 ft 

2936 „ ,, white, 6 ft 

2937 „ mixed, 6 ft 

For making floral screens^ shutting 
out unsightly objeits, or forming 
hedgerows in exposed situations 
for protecting more tender plants, 
Sweet Peas are unsurpassed. In 
shrubbery and mixed flower bor- 
ders pyramids of these supported 
by twiggy faggots are very effec- 
tive. Grown in pots they can be 
had very early in bloom to cut for 
bouquets. Sow in November and 
December, and again during the 
spring months. 

(3d. & 
3d. & 
3^ & 

3^ & 
3d. & 
3d. & 
3d. & 
3d. & 
3d & 
3d. & 
3d. & 
,3d & 

PECTUS, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Beautiful half-hardy annual. 

2938 Pec'tis angustifo'lia, charming citron-scented yellow flowers, compact and handsome, £ ft o 6 

PELARGONIUM (Geranium), Nat. Ord. Gerania/cece. Greenhouse plants. 

For the decoration of the greenhouse, no plant is more popular than this, and when well grown its effect is 
matchless. At our summer flower shows it is always a conspicuous object-, the large bold flowers of the English, 
the beautiful spotting of the French, and the elegant and delicate colours of the Fancy, tnake this pre-eminently 
the ladies' flower. The seeds we offer have been saved from first class show varieties, and will yield flowers of 
the most advanced types. The raising of seedlings is very simple. 



Pelargo'nium fancy, saved from the choicest varieties, 2 ft 2 

„ „ „ fine „ 2 ft i 

„ English and French large-flowered, saved from the choicest varieties, 2 ft 2 

„ „ a a a fine „ 2 ft 1 

„ diadema'tum, saved from the choicest varieties, 2 ft 2 

For Zonale Nosegay a?id Tricolor Pelargoniums, See Geranium, page 28. 

PENTAPE'TES, Nat. Ord. Byttneridcece. Beautiful greenhouse perennial. 

Pentape'tes phceni'cea, bright scarlet, a very fine pot plant, § ft c 

PENTSTE'MON, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'cece. Splendid hardy perennials. 

For brilliant effect and continuous blooming in the flower garden, and as a cut flower for vases it is hardly 
possible to over-estimate the English hybrid Pentstemons. The flowers are large, the markings beautiful, and the 
colours rich and varied, while the habit of the plant is good and its culture simple. Of late years bedding plants 
have somewhat pushed the Pentstemon into the background, but the splendid hybrids exhibited before the Floral 
Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society, and for which Mr. Porter received certificates, have qwite revived 
interest in it. The seeds we offer were from the exhibition varieties, which had certificates, and they are recom- 
mended with the greatest confidence. The other Pentstemons enumerated by name are valuable border plunts. 
2945 Pentste mon, Porter's splendid mixed large-flowered hybrids, in many colours is. and 


large-flowered hybrids, dark-purple crimson varieties, striped throat 

crimson varieties with white throat 1 

„ M n >» peach-lilac varieties, with striped throat ... 1 

„ „ if it light crimson varieties, with striped throat 1 

„ „ M „ violet-blue varieties, with white throat 1 

,, „ „ rose varieties, with white throat r 

light blue varieties, with white throat 1 

„ „ „ „ delicate light pink varieties, with white eye 1 

acumina'tuus, blue-purple, fine racemes of flowers, 1^ ft 0 

Adanso'nii, brilliant rose, light centre, darkly veined, ig ft 0 

barba'tus coccin'eus, bright scarlet, also known as Chelone barbata, 3 ft o 

„ Tor'eyi (new), bi ight scarlet, a noble border plant, 5 ft 0 

gla'ber (new), fine dwarf species, with bright blue terminal racemes, £ ft 0 

Jaffraya'mis, sky-blue, throat rose-tinted, very handsome, 2 ft 0 

LobTni, yellow, a handsome species, 2ft 0 

Murraya'nus, splendid scarlet, 2 it 0 

specio'sus, deep cozrulean blue flowers, most beautiful, 2 ft 0 

choice mixed, including the newest species and named varieties, English and Foreign 1 

fine mixed 0 

33 [Burr and Sugdcn , 

Per pic', 

s. ft, 

PEEIL'LA, Nat. Ord. Labia' tee. Valuable ornamental fo-liaged half-hardy annuals. 

These arc most useful plants for back lines and ribbons, or single specimens in mixed borders ; the variegated 
variety plants, when they come true, are almost as effective as the Colcus. 

2965 PerllTa Nanllinen'sis, deep mulberry foliage, a most useful plant in ribbons, i| ft 3^. and o 6 

2966 „ „ fol. variega'tis, leaves beautifully variegated, and stripe~d brilliant rosy car- 

mine or white ; a proportion only come true, in ft 6d., is., and 2 6 

2967 „ „ atro-purpu'rea fo'liis lacinia'tis, foliage elegantly serrated, i\ it ..6d. &. 1 o 

PETITNIA, Nat. Ord. Solana'cece. Splendid half-hardy perennials. 

Most valuable plants, succeeding almost anywhere, and producing a grand effect in large beds hooped over, and 
the plants trained on the hoops, also on trellises, against rustic fences, old walls, and on dry banks. Planted on 
old stumps of trees, vases, rustic baskets or fissures i?i rock formations, and allowed to droop over, they are matchless. 
On rock-work and amongst old roots and ruins the effect is beautiful. Asa pot plant and for hanging baskets they 
are valuable, continuing in beauty till very late in the autumn. Sown in March and April they commence 
tlozuering in June and July. 

2968 PetU'nia grandiflo'ra choicest mixed, embracing only the very best English varieties, i-^ft. is. and 2 6 
29S9 ,, „ Choice mixed, from very large flowered foreign varieties, 1^ it. and 2 6 

2970 ,, ,, Choice mixed, from very fine foreign varieties, ih ft 6d. and r o 

2971 ,, ,, fine mixed, from good ordinary sorts, t| ft .". 3^. and o 6 

2972 „ ,, Bull's new hybrids, beautiful varieties in many colours, 1$ ft 1 o 

2973 „ ,, Dippe's and Benary's new hybridized double varieties" i£ ft. is. 6d. and 2 6 

2974 ,, „ al'ba, white, 1^ ft 0.4 

2975 ,, „ atro-vioia'cea, violet-purple, ih ft o 4 

2976 ,, „ crimson, very fine, 1^ ft o 4 

2977 . „ „ Countess of Ellesrnere, rose with white throat, very fine, ih ft o 6 

2978 ,, Dunnettii, beautifully striped and blotched varieties, i\ ft." 1 o 

2979 „ ,, inimitable, rose- purple spotted white, splendid, 15 ft o 6 

2930 „ „ kermesi'na splen'dens, rich crimson, 1 J ft o 6 

2981 „ „ La superbe, magenta with white centre, beautiful, ih ft 6d. and 1 o 

2932 . „ „ large -flowered red-purple, a splendid self-coloured variety for beds, ih ft. 1 o 

2983 „ ,,- margina'ta (maculata), bordered with green, 1% ft o 6 

2934 ,, „ mag'na coccin'ea, very fine scai-let, i\ ft o 6 

2935 ,, ,, red edged lilac, a fine variety for beds, ii ft o 6 

2985 ,, „ satin-rose, very delicate, ih ft •. o 4 

2987 „ ' „ stella'ta, crimson or white ground with stars or stripes, ih ft if. and 2 0 

2938 ,, ,, striped , very fine variety for beds, i^>ft 1 o 

2S39 „ Splendid collection of 10 selected varieties, y. 6d. ; 10 largest-flowered var. 4 6 

PHLOX, Nat. Ord. JPolemonia'cea?. Half-hardy annuals, etc. 

Superb p.'ants, much admired for their profusion of beautiful rich coloured flowers of many hues, exceedingly 
effective in beds, in pots, and on rock-work, rustic baskets, and as drooping plants. 

2930 Phlox Drummond'ii mixed, saved from choice varieties, 1 ft 6d. and 1 o 

2991 „ „ fine mixed, 1 ft 3*/. and o 6 

2992 „ ,, al'ba, pure white, large flowers, 1 f t o 6 

2993 ,, „ OCUla'ta, satin-white, crimson eye, 1 ft o a 

2994 „ „ „ Stella'ta, white starred pink, 1'ft o 6 

2995 ,, ,, atropurpu'rea stria'ta, dark purple, striped white (new), 1 ft 1 o 

2996 „ ,, Cardinal, rich bright scarlet, new and fine, 1 ft o 6 

2997 „ M chamoise rose, very pretty distinct colour, 1 ft o 6 

2998 „ ,, ,, albiflo'ra, a new white beautiful variety, 1 ft 1 c 

2999 „ dark bronze yellow eye, a new beautiful distinct variety, 1 fi 1 o 

3000 ,, „ Empress Eugenie, rose marbled, 1 f t o 6 

3001 „ ,, General Grant, rich dark purple, new and fine, 1 ft - o 6 

3002 ,, Graf Gero, purple-lilac, white centre, new and fine, 1 ft 1 o 

3003 ,, ,, Heynholdi, brilliant vermilion scarlet, the richest coloured of all, 1 ft., is. o: 2 6 

3004 „ Isabellina, primrose, 1 ft o 6 

3005 „ „ kermesi'na, most brilliant deep scarlet, 1 f t o 6 

3006 „ „ King of Purple, splendid crimson -purple, 1 ft o 6 

3007 „ „ Leopoldia'na, pink, white eye, 1 ft o 6 

3008 „ ,, Mars, bright scarlet, extra large flower, 1 ft o 6 

3009 „ marmora'ta viola cea, violet marbled, 1 f t o 6 

3010 „ „ maxima stell'ata, rich pink starred -white, beautiful, 1 ft 6d. and 1 o 

3011 „ „ Queen Victoria, violet, white eye, 1 ft o a 

3012 „ „ RadOWit'zMi, rose-purple, striped white, 1 ft o 4 

3013 „ „ „ Princess Royal, purple, white striped, 1 ft o 6 

3014 „ „ William I., crimsoii-scarlet, striped white, 1 ft o 6 

v v315 „ „ ro'sea, bright rose, 1 f t o 4 

■ hGlQ „ „ „ al'ba ocula'ta, bright rose with white eye, 1 ft o 6 

£017 ,, ,, Rose d' Amour, rich rose carmine centre, new and fine, 1 ft o 6 

3Glb „ „ sanguin'ea atropurpu'rea, deep blood-red, 1 f t o 6 

301-9 , , „ Variab'ilis, blue, marbled dark purple, 1 ft.' o 6 

3020 u „ mixed from the above splendid named varieties, 1 f t is. and 2 6 

3021 „ Perennial, saved from choice named varieties of this splendid perennial Phlox, 2 ft., 6d. and 1 o 

3022 „ „ saved from the newest of Lierval's magnificent varieties, 2 ft is. and 2 6 

PKQB/MIUM, Nat. Ord. Lilia'cew. Highly ornamental hardy perennials. 

3023 Fhor'Eiium te'nax (New Zealand flax), a highly ornamental foliage plant, 6 ft. " o 6 

3C24 „ M foliis variegatis varieties, very rare, 6 ft u. and 2 6 

PilYtxE'LIUS, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'cea?. Beautiful hardy perennial. 

3025 .p£7ge/iius Capen'sis, handsome carmine flowers, inside golden yellow, i\ it o 6 

PHYTOLACCA, Nat. Ord. Phytolacca cece. Fruit-bearing shrubs. 

. „ 0 v itH - V^'ca Dun>uras'cens, a stove shrub, remarkable for its elegant foliage and long graceful red 

302o P jyw-«*~ ^* » j. ac/ . mes _ studded with jet-black berries, splendid for table decoration, 3 ft 1 o 

decan'dra (the Virginian Poke), recommended for sub-tropical work, produces handsome 

3327 .» gpjfces 0 f crimson fruit, hardy perennial, 4 ft o 6 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 39 

PICOTEE, Nat. Ord. Caryopliylla'ccie. Most beautiful Lardy perennials. rerp\-t. 

s. d. 

3023 F'lCOte'e from the most choice, I \ ft. ^ The Picotee is very preatly prized for 'he beatify and fragrance f 2 6 

oq29 from fine varieties rj ft! I tf*** eltgOMtlyfHngtd flowers, and is a favourite for button- j T 0 

~non " ~u„; „ji»„ 'i Ao/es, ladies' d reuses, and for hand and table bouquet*. Seed- , _ * 

o030 m choice yellow-grounds, 1* ft. f M > are inoreJlorife ;. 0 , lg th J IH p i anUff0in ca ttings, and M tfc< | 2 6 

3031 „ fine yellow grounds, l>, ft. ... account should be grown exUnsioely to cut from, as the seed we 1 ° 

3032 „ fine border flowers, 15 ft. ...J offer of the best produces mostly double flowers. \ o b 

PiMELE'A, Nat. Ord. Thymeldcece. Charming greenhouse shrubs. 

3033 Pimele'a choice mixed, a very beautiful greenhouse plant, 2 ft 1 o 

PINK, Nat. Ord. Caryopltylldccce. Most beautiful hardy perennials. 

Charmingly beautiful fragrant floiccrs, esteemed above all others for decoration and bouquets. 
5034 Pink, from Mr. John Keynes, 1 ft. ) The beautifully laced and fragrant flowers of the Garden Pink ^26 

have secured for them a foremost place in our gardens, a?id-{ 

1 ft.) : 

3035 ,, fine mixed, 1 ft > have secured for them a foremost place in our gardens, and-i 1 o 

3036 ,, from good border sorts, 1 ft. j as cut flowers for bouquets, button-holes, etc. \ o 6 

3037 ,, double white, flowers very fragrant, and greatly prized for bouquets, 1 f t 1 o 

3038 „ Brown's mule, 1 ft o 6 

PLATYSTE'MON, Nat. Ord. Papavera'cece. A charming hardy annual. 

3039 Flatyste'mon califor'nicum, cream, spotted orange, an effective plant for beds, for the spring flower 

garden, and useful for rock-work, etc., 3 ft 3d. and o 6 

PLUMBA'GO, Nat. Ord. Plumbacjina! cece. Beautiful greenhouse perennials. 

3040 Plumba'gO alba, white, 2 ft 1 These are fine greenhouse plants, blooming profusely, and S 1 o 

3041 CCeru'lea, pale blue, 2 ft. ) may be trained against pillars and conservatory walls. \ I O 

POLYAN'THUS, Nat. Ord. Primula 'cece. Spring flowering hardy perennials. 

3042 Polyan'thus saved from named flowers, ^ ft. "\ In the spring flower garden the Polyanthus is ( is. k 2 6 

3043 ,, fine mixed varieties, ^ ft f a very effective and almost indispensable plant .) 6d.8c 1 o 

3044 ,, Webb's new giant, 1 ft ( Amongst those zoe offer is the new Hose in Hose, ) 6d.Sc 1 o 

3045 „ new Hose in Hose, | ft ) quite a new race, and much esteemed. \ 26 

POLYG'ALA, Nat. Ord. Poly gala' cece. Splendid greenhouse shrubs. 

3046 Polyg'ala choice mixed, from the finest varieties, 3 ft 6d. and 1 o 

POLYGONUM, Nat. Ord. Poly gona' cece. Hardy annuals. 

3047 Polygonum orientale, red, ) Sub . tropU . nlpla , l(s of imposilig effeeti and o/ tht , implest (ulture . ah0 ( 3<J& o 6 

3048 alTlUm, white V handsome plants tor intermingling as specimens in shrubberies, large s 3a. & O 6 

3949 pu'milum red) -#°^ er ^''^ ri > 4ideso / raw '^^ o 6 
POPPY (PapaVer), Nat. Ord. Pap avera! 'cece. Remarkably showy hardy annuals- 

Gay showy flowers for distant effect and for flower borders, shrubberies, woodland walks, etc. 

3050 Poppy, Carnation, double, mixed, from 25 varieties, 2 ft 3d. & o 6 

3051 ,, French, or Ranunculus, double, choice mixed, 1 ft 3d. & o 6 

3052 „ Marseilles splendens, white and red, double, 2 ft 3d. & o 6 

3053 ,, Paeony-flowered, dwarf, double, 2 ft 3d. & o 6 

3054 „ mixed from the above 3d. & o 6 

3055 , , lu'teum album (new) o 6 

3056 ,, modes'tum (new) o 6 

POETULA'OA, Nat. Ord. Portulacdccce. Splendid half-hardy annuals. 

3057 Portula'ca al'ba Stria'ta, white-striped crimson, \ ft. The single Portulacas, in brilliancy, ( 3<?.& o 6 

3058 ,, au'rea, golden yellow, gft I delicacy, diversity, and beauty of colour, i 3d.Sc o 6 

3059 „ Blenso'nii, light scarlet, ^ ft | surpass all other out-door plants, thriving \ id.Sc o 6 

3060 „ caryophyUoi'des, rose striped carmine, \ ft. | where most other plants get burnt up. ^ & Q 6 

3061 ,, lu'tea stia'ta, yellow, red strife, 4 ft. I V^. " nn U ra i& o 6 

onco r,wi ■ 1 • in Y light soils, rapidly carpeting the ground -\ J , o Zr 

3062 ,, Splen'denS, rich crimson, \ ft \vith flowers and foliage. They are quite 3<*- & o 6 

3063 „ ThellUSSOnil, crimson, £ ft a t home on rock-work laying to the sun, I 3d. 8c o 6 

3064 „ ,, ro'sea, rose, \ ft 

3065 „ Thorbur'nii, orange, g ft. 


al'ba fl. pi., white, h ft 1 f 

au'rea fl. pi., orange, *ft I TJie Joubje Fori ulacas are of the same , 

«o^^t,, T fi^^^„fl^i" _../..•/. I brilliant, diversified, and pure deli- \ 

3069 „ m*^mtrtw^*&%£«U I SK&^KS^jCS^ i 

2" L shaped flower being filled with petals, \ 1 

3070 ,, ro'sea fl. pi., rose, J ft f greatly enhances the general effect ;] I 

3071 ,, splen'dens fl. pi., rich crimson, | ft j and wherever beds can be formed of \ x 

3072 ,, ThellUSSO'llii fl. pi., brieht crimson, h ft these, they will far surpassinbrilliant , j 

3073 „ splendid mixed fl. pi. varieties, A ft. 7 j e f ect aU other dwarf bedding plants. [ JS * & 2 

P0TEHTIL/LA, Nat. Ord. Uosdcece. Beautiful showy hardy perennials. 

A flower border must indeed be in- 
complete zvhich is not represented 
by some of the beautiful varieties 
of this genus. They are almost 


on stumps of tries, in rustic vases, on I 3d.Sc o 6 

banks, & wherever plants of a spreading j 3d.Sc o 6 

3066 ^ splendid mixed varieties, J ft. j or drooping habit are required. L^&i o 

3067 „ al'ba fl, pi., white, \l\ *\ . ( % o 


3074 Potentil'la atrosanguin'ea, scarlet, 2 ft 

3075 ,, insig'nis, yellow, orange centre, i| ft 

3076 „ forino'sa, orange red, 2 ft 

3077 „ rupes'tris, white, 1 ft 

3078 ,, Eopworthia'na, rose, ih ft...... j always in fiower, and may be very 

3079 ,, McNabia'na, orange and red, ig ft {usefully grown to cut for filling j 0 6 

3080 ,, pyrena'ica, deep golden yellow, beautiful, 1 ft. ...... \ flower baskets, etc. In the rock- 

3081 ,, choice mixed varieties, ft garden, and for naturalization in 

3082 ., fine mixed, 1?; ft | semi-wild places, they are most 

3083 „ hy'brida, , very choice mixed double, \h_ ft. J valuable. 

PRINCE'S PEATHEE, Nat. Ord. Amarantlia'cece. Ornamental hardy annuals. 

3084 Prince's Feather, large flowered, crimson, 3 ft ) These are exceedingly ornamental plants \ o 3 

3085 „ new golden flowered, 3 ft ) in flower and shrubbery borders. \ o 3 

PPiILlEOSE (Primula vulgaris), Nat. Ord. Primula! cece. Hardy perennial. 

3086 Frimrose, yellow, exceedingly useful in spring gardens, \ ft ••• 6d. and 1 o 

o 3 

o 6 

o 6 

0 3 

1 o 


\_Barr and Sngden, 

PKIM'ULA SINEFSIS, Nat. Ord. Primula! 'cecc. Charming greenhouse perennials. 

For winter decoration Primulas are amongst the most important of greenhouse plants, and it is of the first 
moment that the seed should be from the finest types of flowers. It is well known, that several of the growers for 
Covent Garden Market are rioted for their Primulas, the fienvers being large, rich in colour, and of great substance, 
while the habit of tht plant is robust and the flowers standing well above the foliage. It is frotn this style of 
plant the seed we offer has been saved, and it is unsurpassed . We mention this simply on account of the pretensions 
put forth by some houses, intended to make believe that they and they only possessed this Covent Garden quality 
of Primula, "having bought the entire stock," they say. Per pkt.— s. d 

3087 Prim'ula Sinen'sis fimbria'ta mixed, Barr's select Covent Garden strain, the finest, f ft. ...2/6 and 3 6 

3088 „ „ fine mixed, f ft 1 o 

3089 „ „ it al'ba, Barr's select white Covent Garden strain, the finest, % ft. 2/6 & 3 6 

3090 „ „ al'X>3L,fine variety of white, § ft 1 o 

3091 „ „ „ ru'bra, Barr's select red Covent Garden strain, the finest, \ ft. 2/6 & 3 6 

3092 „ „ ,, ru'bra, fine red variety, f f t 1 o 

3093 „ „ ,, elegantis'sima V\mcta,'t3i,rich crimson, spotted white, beautiful, '^ft. 2 6 

3094 „ „ „ Florence, a beautiful deep scarlet, shaded madder, \ft 2 6 

3095 ,, „ „ Stria'ta, very fine striped varieties, £ f t is. and 2 6 

3096 „ ,, Village Maid, rosy white, speckled and striped rose-carmine, % ft. ... 2 6 

3097 „ „ „ Village Swain, differing from Village Maid only in its russctty 

brown foliage, f ft 2 6 

3098 „ „ „ Williams' very fine strain, in mixture, ^ ft 2/6 and 3 6 

3099 ,, ,, Hayes' and Wetberill's very fine Covent Garden strains, in mixture 

or in colours 2s. 6d. and 3 6 

3100 ,, ,, marglna'ta, lilac, margined white, beautiful, f ft 2 6 

3101 „ „ „ fincifolia al'ba, white, i ft. ...) These are the new fern-leaved Primulas, j 2 6 

3102 ,, „ ,, m'bra, red, f f t > foliage very handsome, flowers large and-l 2 6 

3103 „ „ „ „ mixed, f ft j beautifully fimbriated. (26 

3104 „ „ „ al'ba, fl. pL, white, f ft \ ^edouMejKTwlasmvavalu. ( 2 76 & 3 6 

nine „ '. , „ U . ' * , o r . ! able acquisition esprctalln to cut ) 0 J e - 

3105 „ „ „ CarmiUea, fl. pi., magenta, \ ft. \from; they do not drop their < 2/6 & 3 6 

3106 ,, ,, „ mixed, fl. pL, f ft j flowers like the single varieties . { 2 6 

3107 „ m mixed from the whole of the foregoing Primulas 3/6 and 5 6 

3108 „ cortusoi'des, rose-lilac, hardy perennial, £ f t o 6 

PYEETHRUM (Golden Feather), Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Splendid hardy perennials. 

I o 

0 6 

1 o 
o 4 

The Golden feather Pyrethrum is indeed the 1 
gardener's friend, always t > bt: relied upon. 
In spring it looks like masses of gold ; in 
summer it relieves the sombre lines, lighting 
up tlie whole garden, and harmonizing with 
•erything, pre- eminently with green. At 

Battcrsea Park the finest arpet beds perhaps J O 3 

Plants should not be propagated from cut- 
tings, but only from seed, as the latter con- 
tinue longer in condition. Sow several times 
a year under glass, or in any shady corner 

1 O 

2 6 

o 6 

Rhodanthe. In private establishments they might be j 
grown in pans of about a doxen plants, and sown several 
times during the year for a succession, but especially in 
autumn for spring decoration. In the flower garden they 
are beautiful, and for bouquets unsurpassed. 

O 4 

0 4 

1 o 

3109 Pyre'thrum Golden Feather, golden foliage, i ft. 6d. & 

3110 ,, atrosanguin'eum, rich crimson, ih ft. 

3111 „ Tchihat'chewii, n <m> lawn Pyrethrum, \ft 

3112 Partbe'nium grand, fl. pL, white,x\ ft. 

3113 „ Matricaria, dwarf, double white, iA ft. . 

„..;,„;„ „../,/„ l„, o~i„,,ui„ .if, ,- ever seen were fumed with Alternan'.hcra < „ 

3114 t* „ exi mia, white , large <x double, i .7 ft. ; and maU plailU of the Feather . j i o 

3115 „ choicest mixed, double, ii ft 

3116 „ „ „ ,, from Mr. Salter 

3117 „ „ „ single, i ft 

3110 f rnrn A| r Silfpr i out °f doors. Parthenium. graniliftorum I - Q 

t>AA0 " » " irom Mr. Salter J Marticarint W uh their dense snow-like masses ^ 1 0 

of flowers, are very effective. Tlie single Pyrethrums are gay border plants, or in be'is for distant effect. The double varieties 
have flowers at perfect and handsome as the finest quilled Asters. F. Tchihatchewti, the new Lawn Pyrethrum, is invaluable 
for dry banks and situations where other vegetation gets burnt up- It retains in Vie driest and hottest positions its rich green 
colour. Under trees and situations where few plants will live, this Plant appears quite at home, and on this account is valuable. 

KANTJFCULTJS, Nat. Ord. Ranuncula'cecp. Beautiful early summer flowers. 

3119 Ranun'culus Asiat'icus superTms, large brilliant coloured flowers, blooms first season, I f t i . o 

BHODAFTHE, Nat. Ord. Composite. Half-hardy everlasting annuals. 

3120 PvhOtlan'the Mangle'Sii, bright rose, I ft 3d. &^ "Bright gems," which should be universally cultivated, f O 6 

3121 ,, ,, ma'jOr, bright rose, I ft. ... I Few plants brought to Covent Garden Mariet charm the I O 6 

3122 ,, atrOSangUi'nea, purple crimson, I ft. visitor so much a> the silvery rose-tinted flowers of the | Q 6 

3123 „ macula'ta, rosy purple, with crimson 

circle, i\ ft 

3124 „ „ al'ba, silvery white, i\ ft. 

3125 „ mixed, including all sorts 6d. and , 

BHODODEN'DEON, Nat. Ord. Erica! ceoe. Magnificent shrubs. 

3126 Rhododen'dron splendid mixed, hardy varieties i o 

3127 „ „ „ greenhouse varieties i ■ 

KI'OINUS, Nat. Ord. Euphorbia cece. Highly ornamental foliage plants. 

Picturesque, gigantic, umbrageous, elegant foliage plants, in autumn studded with grotesque fruit . Their 
aspect is trujy oriental. In sub-tropical gardens they are indispensable, while in shrubbery borders, and by the sides 
ofravin-es, rivi/kts K and lakes, they impart a majesty possessed by few, if any, other plants. From seed they speedily 
attain gigantic proportions, and arc ornamental till destroyed by the frost. 

3128 Ri'cinus gigan'teus al'bidus magni'ficus, silvery stems and veins, 8 ft o 6 

3129 „ ,, Borbonen'siS, beautiful large ornamental foliage, 15 ft o 6 

3130 ,, „ ,, rubricau'lis,/;/^ large foliage, 15 ft o 6 

3131 „ „ Brasilien'sis, dark green fruit, and large robust foliage, 8 ft o 4 

3132 „ „ elegantis'simus (new), stems dark red and branching, a fine species for 

single specimens on lawns, etc., 5 ft o 6 

3133 , „ Halseya'na, the grandest of this family, height of 15 fl- by 10 ft. diameter, and 

remarkable alike for its graceful and majestic growth 6d. and 1 o 

3134 ,, „ guyanen'sis (new), very handsome variety with si Ivery pmvdered stems, 5 ft. ... o 6 

3135 „ „ macrocar'pus, silvery powdered stems and bronzed green foliage , cl it o 4 

3136 ,, ,, macrophyl'lus atropurpu'reus, a fine variety, with silvery powdered stems, 6 ft. o 6 

3137 „ „ Oberman'nii, of gigantic proportions, stems and foliage tinged purple, 10 ft. ... o 6 

3138 „ „ pulcher'rimus, most bea utiful variety, with white powdered stems, 8 ft o 6 

3139 „ „ purpu'reus ma'jor, splendid red stemmed variety, 7 ft o 4 

3140 ,, „ „ monstro'sus, powdered stems, dark green majestic foliage, 8 ft. ... o 6 

3141 „ „ sanguin'eus tri'COlor, stems and fruit spotted red, fine foliage, 8 ft o 6 

3142 ,, „ sanguinolen'tus, stems and foliage red, strikingly handsome, 6 ft 6d. and 1 o 

3143 ,, „ species from the Philippines, large handsome ligh t green foliage, 10 ft o 6 

3144 ,, „ ,, St. Domingo, brown stems and veins, powdered ', remarkable, 8 ft. o 6 

3145 ,, „ choice mixed varieties 6d., is., and 2 6 

3146 „ na'mis (dwarf), compactus, microspermus, sanguineus minor, roseus magnificus, each o 6 

3147 ,, „ mixed varieties 6d., is., and 2 6 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 


ElVl'HA, Nat. Ord. Phytolacca cea\ Greenhouse fruit-bearing shrub. 

An exceedingly ornamental plant for dinner-table decoration, producing long drooping elegant Per pkt. 

racemes of scarlet berries ; seedsmen in spring produces fine plants by autumn. s. d. 

3148 Rivi na hu'inilis (the Rouge Plant), 2 ft 1 o 

KOOKET. Nat. Ord. Crucif'erce. Valuable early-flowering hardy perennials. 

3149 Rocket, Sweet, purple, ih ft.) For the decoration of the spring flower garden the Sweet Rocket is ( 03 

3150 ,, white, ft. > exceedingly useful, flowering early, and continuing beautiful for\ o 3 

3151 ,, mixed, ih ft.) a long tnne in beds, ribbons, etc. (03 

3152 ,, ,, tris'tis, the Night-scented Rocket $ o 6 

EOSE (Rosa), Nat. Ord. Bosa'eeas. 
3153 Rose, saved from the choicest named varieties 

Splendid hardy shrubs. 

EUDBECTKIA, Nat. Ord. Ccmpos'itce. 

3154 RudbecTria amplexicau'lis, yellono, 3 ft 

3155 ,, calif or'nica, golden yellow. 5 ft 

3156 , , ful'glda, orange-yellow, 2 ft" 

3157 „ Newman'ii, orange, 2 ft 

3158 ,, pulclier'rinia, crimson edged ye /low, 2 ft. . 

3159 ,, pur'purea, purple, 2 ft 

3160 ,, choice mixed 

Handsome hardy perennials. 

These exceedingly showy free f o 3 

flowering herbaceous percn- I o 3 

trials are very effective in o 3 

la rgc border's, and valuable < o 3 

for naturalization in semi- o 3 

wild situations, and in | o 3 

woodland walks. l^d.&o 6 

SABBA'TIA, Nat. Ord. Gentiana'cece. Charming greenhouse annual. 

3161 Sabba'tia campes'tris, rose and yellow, a most beautiful miniature pot plant, ^ ft 6d. and 1 o . 

SALPIGLOS'SIS, Nat. Ord. Scropliularia'cece. Very free-flowering half-hardy annuals. 

Handsome singularly marbled and beautifully pencilled Alstrcemeria-like /lowers. When grown in pots the plants 
■ are very decorative in the conservatory, and in the flower garden useful for filling beds and forming ribbon groups. 

3162 Salpiglos sis atropurpu'rea, azu'rea. coccin'ea, and sulphu'rea, 2 ft each o 3 

3163 „ atrococcin'ea, scarlet, beautifully pencilled and marbled, 2 ft o 3 

3164 „ choice mixed, all colours, 2 ft 3d. and o 6 

3165 „ na'na (dwarf), atropurpu'rea, azu'rea, coccin'ea, stria'ta, sulphu'rea, i£ ft. ...each o 3 

3166 „ „ choice mixed, rjft 3d. and o 6 


SAL'VIA, Nat. Ord. Lahia'tce. 
Sal'via coccin'ea super'ba, new scarlet, xh ft. 

Splendid annuals and perennials. 

^ In large beds, ribbons, and groups in the flower C 

na'na compac'ta, dwarf, scarlet, 1 ft. 
splen'dens, scarlet, ih ft. 


barders these are of the most striking charac- 
ter, the colours intensely rich, and thefloicers I 
continuing till late in autumn. Treated as < 
pot plants, they are a valuable addition to 
the autumn decoration of the conservatory: I 
half-hardy annuals. 

nova species, scarlet 
Hispa'nica, light blue, beautiful, xh ft- . 
choice mixed 

The following perennial varieties are decorative from seed the first season, and few plants are more orna 
mental. Argentea with its massive silvery foliage, and Patens with its intense blue flowers, are matchless 
They are all suitable for indoors and out. 

3173 Sal'via amab'ilis, lavender blue and white, hardy, 2 ft , o 


argen'tea, beautiful large silvery ornamental procumbent spreading leaves, hardy o 

candidis'sima vera, whiter and finer in effect than Argentea, hardy o 

,, longifo'lia (new), very handsome and hardy o 

au'rea, golden yellow, very handsome, half-hardy, 2 ft o 

azu'rea, fine blue, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 

bi color, blue and white, long spikes, very beautiful, hardy, 3 ft o 

candela'bra, deep violet spotted white, greenhouse, 2 ft o 

chionan'tha, large white, fine pyramidal habit, hardy, 2 ft o 

glutino'sa, ycllcnu, hardy, very fine, 3 ft > o 

gxandiflo'ra, intense rich violet, fine pyramidal habit, ih ft o 

japon'ica, dark blue flowers, with deep red large spreading aromatic foliage, hardy, 23 ft. ... o 

pa'tens, rich deep blue, the best known and most beautiful, half-hardy, 3 ft 6d. and 1 

pat'ula, a fine silvery foliaged species, procumbent spreading leaves, hardy o 

Pitsche'ri, bright blue, producing immense spikes, 5 ft. 

Russellia'na, bright sky blue, hardy perennial, 2 ft o 

splen'dens, bright scarlet, well known as a winter-flowering greenhouse plant, 3 ft 1 

„ compac'ta, bright scarlet, fine dwarf habit, greenhouse, 2 ft 1 

verticilla'ta, blue, flowering in dense spikes, 1^ ft o 

choice mixed, hardy varieties , 6d. and 1 

greenhouse varieties 6d. and 1 

SANVITA'LIA, Nat. Ord. Compos' itce. Pretty dwarf bedding hardy annuals. 

These are very effective close 1 impact growing plants, admirably suited from their continuous and free blooming 
habit r or filling beds and for ribbons, edgings, rock-work, etc. 

3194 Sanvita'lia procum'bens, rich brown, edged yellow, \ ft 3d. and o 6 

3195 „ „ fl. pi., golden yellow, double as a Ranunculus, very beautiful, \ ft. 6d. and 1 o 

SAP0NA/EIA, Nat. Ord. Caryophylla'cece. Charming hardy annuals, etc. 

3196 Sapona'ria Cala'brica, rich pink, k ft. ) Continuous blooming compact dwarf plants, effec- ( 3d. & o 6 

3197 „ „ al'ba, white, h ft. ) tive for beds, edgings, and the spring garden \ 3d. 8c o 6 

3198 „ ocymoi'des, rose-pink, hardy perennial, a valuable plant for rock-work, etc., h ft o 3 

SAXITEAG-A, Nat. Ord. Saxifraga'cece. Fine hardy perennial rock plants. 

3199 Saxi'fraga fine mixed o 6 

3200 „ many species in mixture is. and 2 6 

SOABIO'SA, Nat. Ord. Dipsa'cea?. Exceedingly showy hardy border biennials. 

3201 Scabio'sa na'na mixed double, f ft. The new variety Nana is a most charming little plant, \ o 6 

3202 „ new dwarf, scarlet, ig ft \ compact in habit, and well adapted for filling beds, or\ o 3 

3203 M German, mixed, 2 ft J planting in lines ; blooms profusely. ) o 3 

SCHTinJS, Nat. Ord. Anacardiacece. An elegant and fragrant greenhouse shrub. 

3204 Schi'nns Molle, an easily cultivated graceful conservatory and drawing-room plant, 3 ft o 6 


[Burr and Sugden, 

SCHIZAFTHUS, Nat. Ord. Serophulariacem. Beautiful annuals. 

Fav plants are more attractive than these when well (frown. We shall not soon forget, many years 
ago, seeing two plants of Retusus in vases at Chiswick, when it was in its halcyon days. Neither 
shall we readily forget the enjoyment we derived from a single plant of Retusus, which stood the 
winter of 1869 in our Experimental Grounds, and continued blooming throughout the whole of the per pkt 

summer. s. d. 

3205 Schizan'thus Graha'mi, red and orange \„, . _ t . . f 03 

3208 „ retu'sus, rose and yellow I J*«* a t rc charming plants for conservatory} Q 

3207 „ „ al'Yms, white and yellow... > decoration, and if got forward early audi Q 3 

3208 „ * na nus, rose & yellmu, 1 ft. ) P lanied out are matchless ; h.h . annuals, 2 ft. ( Q 6 

The following gaily and beautifully interspottcd hardy annuals claim a position in every flower border, and for 
conservatory decoration in winter, when well grown few plants are so effective. 

3209 Scluzan'thus ocula'tus atropurpu'reus (new), rich crimson, black eye, 1 f t o 3 

3210 „ graudiflo'rus al bus (new), large pure white flowers, sulphur eye, 1 ft o 3 

3211 ,, papiliona'ceus, spotted and laced purple and yellow shading to crimson, 1 f t o 6 

3212 „ pinna'tus splen'dens (new), white, purple and yellow, 1 ft o 3 

3213 ,, fine mixed varieties, 1 f t 3d. and o 6 

S0HIZ0PE TALON, Nat. Ord. Crucifera. Sweet-scented hardy annual. 

3214 Schizopet'alon Wal'keri, white, delightfully fragrant in the morning and evening, 1 f t 3d. and o 6 

SOHIZOSTY'LIS, Nat. Ord. Iridacece. Handsome hardy bulb. 

3215 Schizosty'lis coccin'ea, crimson-scarlet; a matchless autumn and winter flowering conservatory 

plant, 1 ft. (// is more satisfactory to have it in roots, 3s. 6d. per dozen, qd. each.) 1 0 

SCIL'LA, Nat. Ord. Liliacece. Hardy bulbs. 

3216 Scilla mixed varieties, a fine plant for shrubbery borders and woodland walks, 1 f t o 6 

SEDTJM (Stonecrop), Nat. Ord. Crassulacem. Fine hardy perennial rock plants. 

Admirable little plants for ornamental rock-work, miniature succulent gardens, baskets, vases, etc. 

3217 Se'dum Ai'zoon, An'glicum, elegans, hy'bridum, Kamtschatken'se, spu'rium, spu'rium 

ro'seum, and mixed each o 6 

3218 „ coeruleum, a charming little annual plant, blue, £ ft o 6 

3219 „ macrophyllum, white, 2 ft o 6 

3220 „ oppositifo'lium, white, \ ft o 6 

3221 „ spectat)ile (Fabaria), a grand hardy border plant, producing immense corymbs of rose- 

coloured flowers ; the plant strikes very freely, and June cuttings make the most charming 

of dwarf carpet or tapestry beds, \\ ft o 6 

3222 „ many species, in mixture is. and 2 6 

SILETJE (Catchfly), Nat. Ord. Caryophylla 'ceae . Beautiful hardy annuals, etc. 

All exceedingly effective, some for rock-work, others for beds, and the taller sorts for borders. 

Z22Z Sile'ne orientalis, large effective corymbs of bright rose flowers, showy border plant, 2 ft o 4 

3224 ,, chlorsBfo'lia, light yellow, hardy perennial, 1 ft o 6 

3225 ,, pen'dula, bright pink, £ ft S At Cliveden these have always formed a leading 1 3d. & o 6 

al ba, pure white, h ft. I feature in their spring display in beds and in ) 3d. & o 

3227 „ „ mberrlma, 1 ft. f "ribbons; R uberrima "has dark foliage, which*) 3d. k o 6 

3228 „ „ „ fl. pi.,! ft. ) enhances its effect. {3d. & o 6 

3229 ,, pseudo-ato'cion, rosy pink, a very beautiful plant for beds and masses, 1 ft 3d. and o €■ 

3230 „ re'gia, crimson, a fine hardy perennial, 1^ ft o 3 

3231 ,, reticulata, deep rose, slender and graceful border plant, 2 ft o 3 

3232 ,, Schaf'ta, pink lilac, a fine hardy perennial for rock-work, blooms for months, ^ f t o 3 

3233 „ annual varieties in mixture 3d. and o 6 

3234 perennial 3d. and o 6 

StfOWDKOP (Gala'nthus Nivalis), Nat. Ord. Amaryllida'cece. Hardy bulb. 

3235 Snowdrop, fresh seed for export 1 o 

SOLA'NUM, Nat. Ord. Solandcece. Ornamental fruit and foliage plants. 

The following embrace the most picturesque, grotesque, and beautiful of this highly ornamental and elegant- 
genus of plants for sub-tropical effect in summer, and conservatory dccoratio?i throughout the year. They art 
mostly of rapid growth, seedling plants soon becoming effective and ornamental. Pyracanthum is a perfect gem ; 
Marginatum conspicuous for its white foliage ; Robustum for Us massive brown tinted leaves; Laciniatum and 
Reclinatum for their exceedingly elegantly divided foliage ; Glaucophyllum for its Oleander-like habit and bluish- 
green leaves ; Warscewiczioides for majesty of form is unquestionably the grandest of the Solatiu?ns. In this manner 
the striking characienstics of each might be individually described. 

3236 Sola'num acanthocar'pum, a stately branched species, with formidable orange coloured spines, 

white foliage and curious spiny fruit, size of a small orange, 6 ft o 6 

3237 „ atropurpu'reum, remarkable for its black prickly stems and purplish gree?i leaves, 3 ft... o 6 

3238 „ Ealbis'ii, prettily covered with greenish-yellow spines, and white stem and flowers, 3 ft.... o 3 

3239 „ citnillifo'lium, large rose-purple flowers and handsome elegantly divided foliage, 2 ft . . . o 4 

3240 „ erythrocar'pum, ornamental palmated spiny foliage and scarlet fruit, 2 ft.. o 6 

3241 Fontanesia'num, canary yellow flowers, and neat, very elegantly divided foliage, , 3 it o 6 

3242 „ gigan'teum, majestic species, with large ornamental oval leaves, downy white under- 

neath, and violet flowers, succeeded by scarlet berries, 6 ft o 6 

3243 „ glaucophyllum, fine bluish foliage, large blue flowers, very ornamental, 4 ft 1 o- 

3244 „ hy'strix, dark green foliage and stems covered with dark prickles ; very ornamental, 2 ft. o 6 

3245 „ lacinia'tum, a particularly picturesque species, with long curiously cut foliage, 5 ft o 4 

3246 „ margina'tum (Cabiliense'argenteum), a conspicuous species for isolation or for groups, 

with elegantly scolloped tomentose leaves, margined silvery white, 4 ft o 6 

3247 „ pyracan'tlium (Fire Thorn), picturesquely neat plant, covered with scarlet prickles, 3 ft....o 6 

3248 ,, reclina'tum, similar foliage to No. 3245, but with large azure blue flowers, 4 ft o 6 

3249 „ robus'tum, a magnificent species with very large extremely effective foliage, covered with 

long spines ; the young leaves are of a rich brown tint, 5 ft 1 o 

3250 „ verbascifo'lium, large effective downy-brown verbascum-like foliage, 3 ft o 6 

3251 Warscewiczioi'des, a grand species, with large handsome ornamental foliage, 6 ft 1 o 

3252 ,, Choice mixed, from the above and other ornamental foliaged species is. and 2 6 

j 2, King Street, Coven t Garden, 1872.] 43 

Pe pic 

s. d. 

When in fruit the following arc wonderfully effective on the dinner-/, vie, and some of the in very handsome 
winter conservatory plants. The larger fruits make very ornamental dishes amongst dessert. 

3253 Sola num. amazon'icum, large rich violet flowers, very effective, 2 ft o 6 

3254 cornuli'culum, remarkable for its curious fruit, size and shape of a hen's egg, ornamented 

at the base with five horns, of a brilliant orange colour, large foliage, 2 ft o 6 

3255 ,, capsicas'trum, small orange-scarlet fruit, literally covering the plant, iA ft o 4 

3256 ,, Gi lo, cherry-sized fruit, bright scarlet, very effective, 2 ft o 4 

3257 ,, macrocar'pum, large violet-coloured flowers, succeeded by very ornamental fruit, shape 

;ind colour of a Tangerine orange, foliage large and handsome, iA ft o 6 

3258 ,, pseudo-cap sieurn, covered with pretty orange-scarlet berries, 2 ft o 3 

3259 ,, racemi'gerum, or currant-fruited, very handsome when loaded with its fruit in bunches 

resembling currants, 3 ft o 6' 

3280 „ Texa'num, rich vermilion fruit, resembling a small tomato, foliage ornamental, 2 it. ... o 3 

3261 „ Weatherill s hybrids, fine for table decoration, 2 ft 1 o 

3262 „ Zuccagnia'num, a nice plant with cherry-shaped blood-red fruit, 1^ ft o 6 

3263 „ choice mixed, from the above, and other fruiting varieties 1 o 

SPHENO'GYNE, Nat. Ord. Compos' itcc. Beautiful showy hardy annuals. 

3264 Spheno'gyne au'rea, pure golden yellow, h ft. ) The dwarf and $ompact Am->m ring habit 0/ these Ounevpianu admi. jo 3 

3265 „ SUlphu'rea, bright Slllphur}-, ft. ] rab, 'J ada P t!i *l*mJor bea.s, long cd'yings, ribbon*, etc, \ 0 2 

SPEA.GUE'A, Nat. Ord. Portulaca'cece. Charming half-hardy annual. 

3266 Sprague'a umbella'ta, white, shaded and spotted purple, f?ie for edging or rock-work, ^ ft 1 o 

STA'CHYS, Nat. Ord. Lamia cece. Ornamental foliaged hardy perennial. 

3267 Sta'chys lana'ta, glaucous silvery foliage plant, fine for large edgings, 1 f t o 6 

STAT'ICE, Nat. Ord. Plumhar/lnacece. Highly ornamental perennials, etc. 

The following arc splendid greenhouse plants, the flowers are everlasting, and make fine winter bouquets. 

3268 Stat'ice &v\>OTe&'cens,fiowers blue, plant very ornamental, 2 ft 1 o 

3269 „ \)Ta,ssic&fo']ia,, fiowers blue, very handsome, 2 ft 1 o 

3270 ,, florfbun 'da, large panicles of white fioiuers, with purple calyx, 1 ft 1 o 

3271 grandiflora, large blue flowers, very beautiful, 1^ ft o 6 

3272 ,, Holfor'dii, exceedingly fine variety ; with rich blue fiozocrs, 2 ft 1 o 

3273 ,, marglna'ta .' o 6 

3274 ,, choice mixed greenhouse varieties 6d. and 1 o 

The following are all perfectly hardy, and few plants are more effective in flower borders, on rock-work, etc. 

Mr. Robinson illustrates S. lati folia in " The Parks, Promenades, and Gardens of Paris." 

3275 Stat'ice exi'mia,, pale purple, in large panicles, 1^ ft o 6 

3276 „ Fortu'nei, a fi?ie species, with white and yellow flowers, 1 ft o 6 

3277 „ inca'na atrosangui'nea, crimson, large showy panicles, 1^ ft o 6 

3278 ,, „ na'na, red, compact habit ; very desirable, 1 ft o 6 

3279 „ ,, ro'sea, rose, large beautiful heads of flowers, ih ft o 6 

3280 „ latifolia ve'ra, a ' fine ornamental species, with beautiful blue fiowcrs, 1 ft o 6 

3281 „ S^)QC10' SB,, fiowers rose-colour, and foliage fine glaucous green, 1 ft o 6 

3282 ,, spica'ta, a charming species from the Caucasus, its numerous spikes forming a beautiful 

bouquet of lovely rose-pink flowers, which form a charming contrast to the rich emerald- 
green of the leaves ; valuable also as a pot plant, 1 ft 1 o 

3233 „ choice mixed from hardy varieties 6d. and 1 o 

The following are very showy, and may be treated as half-hardy annuals for summer decoration. 

3284 Stat'ice Bonduel'U, golden yellozo, flowers in large masses, 1 £ ft o 3 

3285 „ shmsi'ta,, purple and white, very pretty, 1 ft o 3 

32S6 „ „ lilaci'na, lilac and white, 1 ft o 3 

3287 ,, Thoun'ii, blue and white, charming variety, 1 ft o 6 

3288 „ choice mixed from half-hardy annual varieties 3d. and o o 

STEKAC'TIS, Nat. Ord. Compos itce. Fine showy hardy perennial. 

3289 Stenac'tis specio'sa, lilac, an exceedingly useful showv border plant, 2 ft o 3 

STOCKS (Mathi'ola). Nat. Ord. Crucif'erce. 

Of fioiuers which bloom but for a season none can compare with ''the Stock Gilliflower "for fragrance, beauty, 
and dazzling effect, whether in masses, beds, or borders. 
German Dwarf 10-week Double Stocks. Half-hardy Annuals. See al30 p. 7. 

3290 New large flowering- splendid mixed, embracing the best colours, x\ ft 1 o 

3291 „ crimson, purple, or white, for beds or ribbons of one colour, 1^ ft each 1 o 

3292 ., „ "The Shakespeare, "rich blood-red, splendid new variety, i\ ft is. and 2 6 

3293 „ ,, " The Goethe," brilliant yellozo, tinted rose, new colour, i\ ft is. and 2 6 

3294 ,, „ sulphur-yellow, rose-nankeen, for beds or ribbons each is. and 2 6 

3295 „ „ pyramidal splendid mixed, embracing the best colours, 1^ ft 1 o 

3296 „ „ Globe pyramidal, splendid mixed, ih ft 1 o 

3297 „ Giant, or Tree mixed, long handsome spikes of flowers, 2 ft is. and 2 6 

3298 Wallflower-leaved splendid mixed, embracing the best colours ft 1 o 

3299 „ „ " The Milton," rich blood-red, very beautiful new variety, i\it is. and 2 6 

3300 New dwarf bouquet mixed, a most beautiful variety for edgings and small beds, £ ft r o 

3301 New large-flowered dwarf pyramidal mixed, valuable for edgings and small beds, f 'ft 1 o 

3302 New hybrid, splendid mixed, x\ ft 1 o 

3303 Branching, splendid mixed, 1 £ ft 1 o 

3304 Perpetual flowering, splendid" mixed, i\ ft 1 o 

3305 Fine mixed varieties, all colours o 6 

3306 Covent Garden New Giant mixed, scarlet and purple, double, very large handsome spikes, 2 ft.... 1 o 

3307 „ „ Pyramidal mixed, scarlet and purple, double, very large handsome spikes, i| ft. ... 1 o 

3308 Large-flowered, very fine mixed, English seed, i£ ft ".. o 6 

3309 Pyramidal, very fine mixed, English seed, i| ft o & 

German Double Stocks. Half-hardy Biennials. 

3310 Emperor, splendid mixed, 1^ ft 1 o 

3311 ,, large-flowered mixed ; a beautiful branching variety ; sown early in spring, flowers in 

autumn ; sown in July, blooms early the following summer, and continues fiowering 

throughout the season, i\it 1 o 

3312 „ crimson, violet, or white, for beds or ribbons of one colour, 1^ ft each 1 o 

3313 „ " The Byron," rich blood-red (new), very handsome, ih ft is. and 2 6 

3314 ., Earliest Autumn flowering, splendid mixed, ih ft. 1 o 

44 [Burr and Sugden, 

ter pkt. 

STOCKS -Continued. s - d - 

3316 Brompton splendid mixed, sown in July, blooms during the early summer months, 2 ft 1 o 

3317 „ scarlet, white, or violet, for beds or ribbons of one colour, 2 ft each 1 o 

3318 ft "The Virgil," sulphur-yellow (new), very fine, 2 ft and 2 6 

3319 „ new hybrid Cocardeau or Giant Cape mixed, a magnificent Stock, which, if sown 

early in July, produces a grand effect during the eaj-ly summer months, 2^ ft 1 o 

3320 „ „ crimson, white, or violet, 2\ ft each 1 o 

The Intermediate or Spring flowering Stock is extensively cultivated for Covent Garden Market ; in the early 

summer months, during " the London season," it constitutes one of the principal features in furnishing jardinets, 
etc. , and is also of great value in filling the early summer flower-beds. The East Lothian Stock is tnore branching 
than the true Intermediate, and therefore not so well adapted for pot-culture, but it is most valuable for the flower- 
% irden. 

d321 Intermediate, scarlet, true Covent Garden variety, 1 ft. -s f 1 0 

3322 „ purple ,, 1 ft. I 1 0 

3323 „ white „ 1 ft. 10 

3324 ,, mixed ,, ,, ,, 1 ft. } For autumn flowering sow* early in) 1 o 

3325 East Lothian, scarlet ,, ,, ,, i ft. f spring for spring flowering sow early 1 1 o 

3326 ,, purple ,, ,, „ 1 ft. j in July. * 0 

3327 „ ,, while 1 ft. | 10 

3328 „ mixed ,, 1 ft. j I 1 o 

3329 English Covent Garden Giant Brompton, scarlet, purple, rose, white, and -each 6d. and 1 o 

3330 „ Common Brompton, scarlet, white, purple, or mixed, 2 ft each o 3 

SULTAN (Centaurea), Nat. Ord. Compos ites. Showy fragrant hardy annuals. 

3331 Sultan, Sweet, new dark purple, 1 ft. \ These are effective showy border annuals, the flowers are ( o 6 

3332 „ „ purple 1 ft. I greatly prized for the rich delicate honey perfume they) o 3 

3333 ,, „ white 1 ft. I emit, and arevaiitablc for bouquets. If scrwn in autumn the\ o 3 

3334 „ beautiful yellow 1 ft. J flowers are finer, & are produced throughout the summer. \ o 3 

SUTHEELANDIA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Hardy shrubs. 

" Many are the trees of God that grow in Paradise and various, yet uu known to us." 

3335 Sutherlan'dia frutes'cens, 2 ft ) Jn eUgant aardenina few plantll hare ' Qreat „ Mm ttm ^therUmdia, ( 0 6 

3336 „ grandiflO'ra, 2 ft > »'« beautiful white and green pinnate foliaar. Available from seed for < O O 

3337 al'ba 2 f t j decorative purposes the first season; a fine pot plant. O 6 

SWAINSO'NIA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Very beautiful greenhouse shrubs. 

These charming and elegant shrubs are very effective planted in the borders during the summer months. 

3338 Swainso'nia, choice mixed, including all the most beautiful varieties, 3 ft .' i ° 

SWEET WILLIAM (Dianthus barbatus), Nat. Ord. CaryopJiylla! cen> . Hardy perennials. 

Matchless border plants with heads of bloom equal in size and beauty to the finest herbaceous Phloxes. 

3339 Sweet William, Hunt and Bragg's magnificent auricula-flowered, choice mixed, i f t i o 

3340 „ choice mixed, including all varieties, i ft o 6 

3341 mixed, double, of various beautiful colours, i ft o 6 

3342 „ margina'ta, double, very beautiful, i ft o 6 

3343 „ nigri cans, very dark crimson, i f t o 6 

3344 „ Dunnet'ti, beautiful rich crimson-scarlet, i f t o 3 

3345 ,, fine mixed, all colours, 1 ft o 3 

TAG-E'TES, Nat. Ord. Composite. Charming half-hardy annuals. 

3346 Tage'teS PU'mila, bright yellow I ft. T - pvmila for bedding purposes far surpasses the (alceolaria, the foliage ex- ( o 6 
„„„„ r«. ' I quisitehi graceful, covered with bright yellow flowers which continue in J 

3347 „ lU Clda, orange, I ft \ beauty Uil late in autumn. Tenuifoha is in the same way, but taller, S ° 3 

3348 ,, tenuifolla, orange, 2 ft. ...) and Lucidau a fine distinct plant valuable for ribbons, etc. \ ° 3 

TEACHE'LIUM, Nat, Ord. Campanula' ceo-. Beautiful hardy biennials. 

3349 Trachelium coeruleum, sky blue, i ft \ These are exceedingly (03 

3350 „ „ aTbum, white, 1 ft \pretty pot plants, and) o 3 

3351 ,, ,, car'neum, flesh-colour, 1 ft f favourites for con ser-\ o 3 

3352 ,, ,, li'laci mini, lilac, 1 ft , ) vatory decoration. \ o 3 

TEITO'MA, Nat. Ord. Lilia'cece. Majestic and beautiful hardy perennials. 

3353 Trito'ma Uva'ria, long spikes of effective bright orange-scarlet flowers, 5 ft ° 6 

3354 grand'is, bright scarlet, flowers later than T. Uvaria, and growth more stately, 7 ft 1 o 

TEOPH'OLUM, Nat. Ord. Troprrola'cece. Beautiful hardy annuals. 

3355 Tropse'olum mi nus COCCin'eum, scarlet \ Very pretty trailers, valuable for vases, rustic j o 4 

3356 ,, „ trimacula'tum, orange) baskets, rock-work, and shrubbery borders. (03 
For Tom Thumb or nanumvar. of Tropisolitni, see Nasturtium, p. 35. For Lobbianum var., sec p. 50. 

TU'NICA, Nat. Ord. Caryophylla'cece. A pretty hardy perennial. 

3357 Tu'nica Saxif raga, pale purple, charming for small beds, rock-work, and old walls, \ ft o 6 

UETI'CA, Nat. Ord. Urticacece. Ornamental foliage, hardy perennial. 

3358 Urti'ca ni'vea, foliage silver and green, very attractive, 3 ft 0 i 

VALLO'TA, Nat. Ord. Amor yllida' cere. The beautiful Scarboro' Lily. 

3359 Vallo'ta purpu'rea, scarlet, voy handsome, 13 ft. [bulbs in stock, is. 6d., 2s., & 2s. 6d. each) 1 o 

VENIDIUM, Nat. Ord. Composite. Pretty half-hardy annual. 

3380 Vani'dium calendula'ceum, bright orange, an exquisite plant for large beds, rock-work, rush c 

baskets, and mixed borders ; its rich orange Gazania-likc flowers render it conspicuously effective, £ ft. o 6 

VENUS' LOOKING-GLASS, Nat. Ord. Campanula' cece. Pretty hardy annuals. 

3361 Venus' Looking-glass, large flowered, rich blue, \ ft. ) Very pretty annuals, for beds, baskets, (03 

3362 „ „ „ -white, 2 ft." ... j vases, rock-work, and borders. (03 

VENUS' NAVELW0ET, Nat. Ord. Boragina'cece. Pretty hardy edging annual. 

3363 Venus' Navelwort, an elegant little plant, with pure white flowers and silvery foliage, ^ ft o 3 

VEEBA'SCUM, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'cece. Showy hardy perennials. 

3364 Verba'scum phoeni'ceum, violet purple, 3 ft ) These arc vny effective plants for flower ( o 6 

3365 „ New Yellow, yellow, 3 ft > and shrubbery borders, and for wood-< o 3 

3366 versicolor, various shades, 3 ft J land walk;. \ o 3 

12, King Street, Cov nt Harden, 1872.] 


YEKBE'^A, Nat. Ord. Verb- na'cerv. Splendid half-hardy perennials. 

To speak of the beauty and effectiveness of the Verbena would be to "paint the lily, or add new perfume to tlie 
violet." Verbenas in quantity, are more easily obtained from seed than from cuttings ; sozon in spring they /lower 
quite early in the season. The self colours are generally to be depended upon, and there is moreover the chance 
from seedlings of raising new varieties. Pcrpkt. s. d. 

3367 Verbe'na hy brida very choice mixed, 1 ft i.r. and 2 6 

3368 „ „ Eckfcrd's very choicest first-class Exhibition flowers, 1 f t 2 6 

3369 „ „ very fine mixed varieties, 1 ft 6d. and 1 o 

3370 blue, large flowered, very beautiful, 1 ft is. and 2 6 

3371 ,, „ scarlet, large flowered, very beautiful, 1 f t is. and 2 6 

3372 ,, auriculffiflo ra, choice mixed, 1 ft is. and 2 6 

3373 ,, Italian striped varieties, choice mixed, 1 ft u. and 2 6 

3374 ,, teucrioi'des, white, with delightful jasmine fragrance, i£ ft 3d. and o 6 

3375 ,, veno'sa, purple-rose, a fine plant for ribbons, beds, etc.'ii ft 3d. and o 6 

3376 lemon-scented, foliage very fragrant, and always prized for bouquets, etc., 1^ ft. 6d. and 1 o 

VEKNO'KEA, Nat. Ord. Compos 'itce. Handsome hardy perennials. 

3377 Verno'nia noveboracen'sis, rose purple, 4 ft ) Two handsome stately herbaceous plants, for { o 6 

3378 || scaber'rima, purple, 4 ft j flower borders and naturalization. (06 

VEKON'ICA, Nat. Ord. Scropluilaridcece. Splendid shrubs, beautiful annuals, etc. 

The shrubby varieties bloom in autumn and winter, and are prized for conservatory and sitting-room decoration, 
and to cut for bouquets ; Syriaca and Glauca for spring blooming, and Spicata for borders. 

3379 Veron ica, mixed, including Henderso'ni, purpu'rea, Lindleya'na, &c, flowering shrubs 1 o 

3380 ,, Syria'ca, bright blue, h ft. \ These charming little hardy annuals, sown in autumn, (03 

3381 || „ alba, -white' \ ft. S carpet the ground in spring with their pretty lillle< o 3 

3382 „ glau'ca, bright blue, h ft.... j blossoms ; Glauca has the largest flowers. { o 3 

3383 „ inca'na, blue, 1 ft. V^, . , , . 7 jr „ f ,. , ( 06 

3384 .. spica'ta, blue, pretty, 1 ft.... ( Charming hardy perennials the flowers of which a re \ 

^ 7 _ . r J 1 VC'/T flirt hlr> T,is~nt trt-v rut car si -n H MiM4/^/r • J1J/',7}J,7 77t?/*<. 

33 85 " kroa" -'hite'i ft ' \''aluable to cut for vases and bouquets ; S. incana is flnc\ Q ■ 

3386 '/, ',; jna.'jm, blue, i\'ii'. J fledging, its silvery grey foliage being very effective. [ Q | 

VINCTA, Nat. Ord. Apocyndcece. Charming greenhouse shrubs. 

3387 Vine 'a ro'sea, rose-zohite centre, 2 ft \ "^^"j^J^^ /^n^TnSr ( ° 6 

3388 „ ,, al'ba lu'tea, 70/iite, yellow centre, 2 ft. I 2v.Xo"^'";" JZs^at^and) o 6 

3389 ,, ,, al'ba PU'ra, pure white, 2 ft f sitting-room, tliey are of the first impor-\ o 6 

3390 „ mixed, 2 ft. J m » u " mm \ 6d. & 1 o 

YI'OLA (Heartsease or Pansy), Nat. Ord. Viola cecB. Hardy perennials. 

In the spring flower garden the Pansy [viola tricolor) is chief, blooming continuously, and producing a match- 
less effect in designs, beds, and ribbons. From seed the colours cannot be implicitly depended upon ; they should, 

therefore, be flozvered before arranging the planting out. Seed sown in spring, flowers during the summer ; sown in 
summer, flowers in autumn. With a little attention, the Paxsy can be made a charming plant for summer 

decoration. The Viola cornuta and lutea varieties aix very important subjects for effective gardening. Viola 
odorata varieties are prized for their fragrance. 

3391 Vi ola cornu'ta Mauve Queen, \ ft ^ ' , (6d.& 1 o 

3390 PnrnlP Oup^ti "1 ft- I For continuous lines in ribbons, and edgings to large beds, 1 rj e_ 

" " rurpie yueen, -.y tt I th „ !e are eharming . Tointerminpetcith oilier plants m 

3393 M al'ba, white, ^ ft | mixed beds, they are most valuable, beina continuously \ 6.7. or Z O 

3394 Pprfpftinn hi 110 l ft y in bloom if attended to. The cornuta alba is prized in j JS o. 0 5 

„T? " , rerieCUOn, Out, o n C bouquets rorits snow-whit? flowers, and th- luUa grandi- I IJ<X - ° 

05)35 „ lU Cea, golden yellow, % ft j flo, a in beds for Us large beau'-iful yellow floicers. cornuta ' O 0 

3396 „ „ grandi&O'ra, golden yellow, \ ft. I PfficlionandLutea-major ive offer fortius first time seea \ j Q 

oon* , , s i r 2 1 of tlnse valuable varieties. ! „ 

3397 „ „ major, golden yellow, ^ ft J {is.& 2 6 

3398 ., odora'ta semperflo'fens, sweet-scented violet, J ft 0 6 

3399 Lauchea'na, ./ hybrid between the Neapolitan and Russian violets, \ 1 o 

3400 ,, Wilso'nii, flow c is light violet, large and very fragrant, \ ft 1 o 

3401 „ , , Double White Tree, the first time we havf been able to offer seed of this variety, \ ft. 1 o 

3402 „ „ The Czar, Russian Superb, White Tree, Rubra superba, and suavis, all charm- 

ing single Sweet-scented Violets, \ ft each 6d. & 1 o 

3403 „ ,, the above sweet-scented varieties in mixture, \ ft is. & 2 6 

3404 ,, tri'color (Pansy), saved from large-flowered Scotch and English varieties, including the 

named -varieties of such growers as Downie, Hooper, Bragg, Dean, etc., \ ft. is. 8: 2 5 

3405 „ „ Harlequin, or fancy varieties, saved from the named collections of such grovcers 

as Dean and Bragg, etc. , h f t is. 8: 2 6 

3406 „ ,, very fine mixed, including fancy and florists' flowers, ^ ft 6d. & 1 o 

3407 „ „ Black Knight,//^ rich purple-black colour, h ft " 1 o 

3408 „ „ Black King, this is the densest black Pansy knenon, ^ ft 1 o 

3409 „ Cliveden, vellow, purple, magpie , and white ,wh / te porcelain shaded , o ft. each... is. &. 2 6 

3410 „ „ „ mixed, I ft u. & 2 6 

3411 ,, „ German, yellow, white, black, blue, and red, h, fl each 6d. & 1 o 

3412 „ ,j n the 5 varieties in mixture, h ft 1 o 

3413 „ „ M striped, gold-margined, marginata perfecta, violet bordered white, and 

mixed, % ft each 1 o 

3414 „ „ || mixed, in many colours, h ft 6d. & 1 o 

3415 „ ,, French, large flowered varieties in mixture, h ft 1 o 

3416 „ „ || very large stained (new), in mixture, g f t is. & 2 6 

VIEG-DTIAIT STOCK, Xat, Ord. Crucif'ercn. Charming little hardy annuals. 

3417 Virginian Stock, red, | ft ^ When sown in February or March in beds or {3d. & o 6 

3418 „ „ white, h f t | marginal lines a very gay display is produced in 1 3d. & o 6 

3419 „ yelloic, \ f t \- theflowcr-gardenwith these plants, zvhile the spring -{ o 6 

3420 ,, Pig my white, \ ft. | flowers are going over, and the sum?ncr flowers j o 6 

3421 ,, mutab' 'His, ^ ft. ... J are coming in. ( o 6 

VISOA'EIA, Nat. Ord. Caryopln/lldceo?. Beautiful effective hardy annuals. 

// is scarcely possible to over-estimate the brilliant effect of V. cardinalis, or the charming beauty of Elegans 
picta in beds, lines, or masses : their habit is graceful and beautiful. 

3422 Vise a ria cardinalis, brilliant magenta, ranging to the richest crimson , very effective, i\ ft., 3d. Sc o 6 

3423 el'egans pic'ta, scarlet, margined white, very elegant and beautiful, 1^ ft ., 3d. & o 6 

3424 „ al'ba Dunnet'tii, ivhite, dark centi-e, 1 ft o 3 

3425 fine mixed, from the above 3d. & o 6 

WAI'TZIA, Nat. Ord. Compos itcc. 

46 \Barr and Sugd, 

Splendid everlasting half-hardy annuals. 

A charming section of Everlastings, equally valuable for pot culture and the flower border. 

3426 Wai'tsia a,u'rea, brilliant yellow, most beautiful, \\ ft o 

3427 ,, aciimina'ta, flowers varying from purple to citron, very beautiful, i ft o 

3428 „ corymbo'sa, deep amaranth-red, inside of flower lighter, very beautiful, i ft o 

3429 „ grandiflo'ra, the most beautiful yellow, large and handsome, i ft o 

3430 „ mixed from the above i 

Per pkt. 
s. d. 


WALLFLOWER (Cheiranthus Cheiri), Nat. Ord. Crucif'erce. Hardy perennials. 

Wallflower, German, splendid mixed, double") 
,, very good mixed, double 

finest blood-red, single, ft 

Young's Blood Red, single, i\ ft. 

purple, single, ih ft 

yellow, single, \\ ft 

Belvoir Castle, dwarf yellow, i ft. 
German, crimson, dwf. single, i ft. 
,, ,, very dwarf „ ^ft. ... 
,, violet brown, single, i^r ft. 

The flowers of the Wallflower arc de- 

brown striped. 

ih ft. 

mixed colours, single, i| ft. 
splendid mixed, single, ft." ... 
Lockhart's Black Prince" single 

liciously fragrant, and greatly prized for 
bouquets. In the spring garden they are 
indispensable for filling beds, making 
groups, and forming ribbons t the large 
massive conspicuous spikes of the double 
German varieties have a charming effect . 
in beds and lines ; while the more bushy, J 
compact growth and profuse blooming oj 
the single Wallflowers render them ex- 
ceedingly attractive, and most valuable 
for spring gardening. Belvoir Castle 
dwarf yellow is confidently recommended. 

6d. & 
3d. & 
6d. & 

WHITLATIA, Nat. Ord. Hydrophjlldcece. Charming hardy annuals. 

3445 Whitla'via grandiflo'ra,/^ violet-blue, i ft. \ Well cultivated, these are very effective; their ( o 

3446 „ „ zYba., pure white, zit. y fine rich Gloxinia-like blossoms recommend< o 


gloxinioi'des, i ft. 

them for flower beds and borders. 

WIG-AN'DIA, Nat. Ord. Hydrolea'cece. Half-hardy perennials. 

Majestic sub-tropical plants, with large ornamental undulating foliage, extremely effective pla?itcd on lawns, i\ 
shrubberies, sides of lakes, ravines, and wherever plants of large elega hi growth are a desideratum. 

3448 Wigan'dia caraccasa'na, u'rens, vigie'ri, and mixed [seedlings soon effective), 5 ft. to 10 ft. ...each 1 1 

3449 ,, imperialis, leaves larger and finer than the older varieties, and less liable to be injured 

by wind, 10 ft is. and 2 

WINTER-CHERRY, Nat. Ord. Solana'cece. Hardy perennials. 

The berries arc much used for associating in bouquets and winter ornaments ; the seed vessels for skeletonising. 

3450 Winter-cherry, red-fruited (Physalis Alkekengi), 1 ft o 

3451 „ „ yellow-fruited, 1 f t o 

XERAFTHEMUM, Nat. Ord. Compos'itce. Charming everlasting hardy annuals. 

3452 Xeran'themum album fl. pi., White, 2 ft ") Beautiful border plants, exceed- 

3453 „ „ multiflo'rum compac'tum fl. pi., white, ih ft. j 

3454 ,, atropurpu'reum plenis'simum, rich purple, 2 ft I 

3455 „ „ multiflo'rum compac'tum fl. pi., piu-ple, \\ ft. \ 


ingly foriferous and valuable 
to cut for summer and winter 
bouquets. Compactvm forms 
quite a bush, and should be 

imperialis fl. pi., deep violet, beautiful", 2 ft. j SffliAffejS 

Tom Thumb album, white, 1 ft. 
„ purpu'reum, purple 

1 ft. 

Tom Thumb is prized for its 
dwarf compact growth. 

YUCCA, Nat. Ord. Lilidccce. Ornamental evergreen shrubs. 

3459 Yuc'ca mixed, from choice varieties is. and 2 6 

ZAUSOHNE'RIA, Nat. Ord. Onagrdcecp. Handsome hardy perennial. 

3460 Zauschne'ria califor'nica, beautiful long spikes of orange-scarlet tubular flowers, x$ ft. ... 6d. and 1 o 

ZE'A, Nat. Ord. Gr amino! cece. Handsome ornamental foliage plants. 

Japonicavariegata is unsurpassed in t/ie beauty of its variegation by any of our most rare stove ornamental foliage 
plants. Caragua is tall and graceful ; Cuzko is the most majestic of all, and Gracillima the most miniature. 

3461 Ze'a japon'ica variega'ta, matchless in beauty for conservatory and flower garden, 3 ft. ...6d. and 1 o 

3462 ,, Caragu'a, Giant Maize, very graceful and majestic, 12 ft. to 15 ft. high o 6 

3463 ,, CuzTco, the largest and most ornamental, leaves long and very broad, 15 ft 1 o 

3464 „ gxacil'lima, the miniature Maize, very graceful and beautiful, 2 ft 6d. and 1 o 

ZDT'ETA, Nat. Ord. Compos iter. Splendid half-hardy annuals. 

The double Zinnia is one of the sterling -novelties of recent years. The floicers are large and beautifully 
formed, and exceedingly handsome. Few plants in the flower border arc more effective, and scarcely atiy flower 
when cut, is so beautiful in bouquets. Well grown in pots it is a useful plant for in-door decoration. The single 
Zinnias cire also very handsome, while the dwarf Z. Mcxicana for beds and ivck-work, is most vahiable. 

3465 Zin'nia el'egans, fl. pL, yellow, carmine, rosy-purple, scarlet, crimson, orange, pink, coprper colour, 

i\ ft each o 6 

„ choice mixed, all colours, 1^ ft 6d. & 1 o 

,, fine mixed, all colours, ih ft". 3^. & c 6 

,, Striped, rich colours, shaded, and beautifully striped, 13 ft, 6d. &. 1 o 

,, white, pure colour, handsome, \\ ft 6d. & 1 o 

,, pu'mila, mixed colours, a very fine dwarf variety 6d. & 1 o 

tag'etiflo'ra, mixed colours, a new distinct race 6d. & 1 o 

cocci'nea, single, scarlet, 1^ ft o 3 

pupur'ea, single, purple, ih ft • o 3 

iA ft o 6 


„ choice mixed, superb single flowers, 

„ fine mixed, ih ft ' 

Mexica'na, yellow, striped rich orange, a charming dwarf bedding plant, 

1 ft. 

GLADIOLI, arranged in colours for the convenience of readiiy producing a fine effect in the Flower Garde:: 

^ee page 70.* 

i2, King Street, Covent Garden, 1S72.J 


This is an important section of our Catalogue, and fully merits the prominent position assigned to it, as no 
glass erection, whether conservatory, greenhouse, or stove, can be considered furnished unless the walls, pillars, 
etc., are covered with Climbers. In the adornment also of the flower garden, the hardier kinds are invaluable 
ior covering arbours, verandahs, trellises, rustic fences, and forming elegant chains and festoons such as now 
grace the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at South Kensington. 

ABISTOLO'CHIA, Nat. Ord. Aristolochiacece. Handsome climbers. re s r . P d; 

3477 Aristolo'chla choice mixed, greenhouse and hardy varieties^ iv»«m are nobu ,,io*t*. with f oners resembling f 1 o 

3478 ,, altis'sima, purple I tgKuher r^.Aititri™. Bngmw, m* \ 0 5 

_ >lif , .1 Cihota lire for II IT ill ff II htm II" isipho 1* per- . 

3479 „ Bonplan dii, purple { /«*i> u,,,-,!,,. md )/ trained o» the kou$«,\ o 6 

3iS0 ,, CiliO'sa, purple and green f verandah, or over arches, the effst t ot its mds J q 5 

o-o- c, . . « £11 r i- 1 .. r 11 sire foltoae u matchless- On the "banks of the 

3-131 „ Si pho, a noble large foliage plant for walls, uhme and .„ most continental cities, this plant , 

verandahs, etc., quite hardy J it an object of great attraction to visitors. (06 

ASOLETIAS, Nat. Ord. Asclepiadu'ccce. Perennial climber. 
34S2 Ascle'pias Rodiga'sii i o 

BIG-NO'NIA (Trumpet-Flower), Nat. Ord. Bignonio'cecn. Magnificent plants. 

, ., . . , '| Magnificent climbers, with gorgeously brilliant [ 
capreoia ,a, . ,- I coloured flowers in panicles. For the conservatory \ \ 


3483 Bigno'nia grandiflo'ra, orange and scarlet ...^ Mag)lificcnt climberSi wittt §orgcous i y brilliant ( 1 

, coloured flowers in panicles. For the conservatory 

Mgg „ pandora <x&, yell™ spotted brown , ih ar T truly £ bu fla:lU , Railca ,n and) 

«g : yell^, henhouse ... ZS&tsX **** ™"»* j • 

3489 „ mixed varieties J ' r ' I 1 

BILLAEDIE'EA, Nat. Ord. Pltiospora'cece. Handsome greenhouse climber. 

3490 Eillardio'ra cymo'sa, a fine twining plant o 

BOUGAjTVTL'LEA, Nat. Ord. Nyctarjina'cece. Warm greenhouse climbers. 

3491 Bouganvillea aurantia'ca ) Fo- training along the ronf of a warm greenhouse, or on a wire ulobr, or in small pots for f I 

3492 ,, SUlen'deilS ) table decoration, the effect of the orange and carmine bracts of these plants is matchless. ^ j 

CAI0TH0EA, Nat. Ord. Loasa'cece. Rapid- growing half-hardy annual climbers 



CANAVA'LIA, Nat. Ord. JFaba'cece. Greenhouse annual. 

3493 Canavalia gladia'ta, dark red, an effective greenhouse climber, foliage elegantly divided 1 

CANAEY OEEEPEE. — See Tropseolum, p. 50. 
CAEDIOSPEE'MUM (Balloon Vine), Nat. Ord. Sapinda'cew. Half-hardy annuals. 

3497 Cardiosper'mum Halicaca'bum, white 1 Rapid growing handsome climbers, remarkable for j o 

3498 „ microcar'pum, white \ their inflated membranous capsules. \ o 

OLEMA'TIS, Nat. Ord. Eanuncula'cece. Highly ornamental hardy climbers. 

3499 Clema'tis cirrho'sa, white, sweet-scented ^ 

3500 „ flam/mula, white, sweet-scented 

3501 lanuginosa, pearly blue 

3502 ,, „ pallida, white 

3503 ,, Stand'ishi, violet 

3504 ., Viticilla'ta ru'bra 

vxixv j. x^ciu. viu. j-jvwou. vote. jLKapiu.-^ iu >v iu ^ ncii auu uai umuucis. 

>3 Caio'phora aurantia'ca, orange "j Ornamental and very curious, both in flower and ( o 

14 Herber'tii, scarlet \- foliage, suitable for covering trellises, arbours, s o 

)5 „ tri'color, shaded yellow J or trailing over rock-work, etc. \ o 

o o 

0 3 

1 o 
I o 

Cle?natis rank foremost amongst hardy climber 
the new varieties jfackmauui, rubra violacea, 
Fortunci, Stand ishi, Prince of Wales, rubella, 
Sophia fl. pi., and many others are gems, and 
ought to be grown in every garden. Plants, 2/6 j 1 o 
each. Those enumerated under Nos., as annexed \ o 6 

3505 ,, choice mixed, including many species J are t/ie only varieties we can offer in seed. L 1 o 

0LIT0 'EIA, Nat. Ord. LecjiMnino'sce. Splendid greenhouse climbers. 

These are magnificent rapid-growing graceful climbers, with large handsome, pea-shaped flowers. 

3506 Clito'ria cnoice mixed, including all the best single and double varieties 1 o 

3507 ,, ccele'stis, gesna'tia atro-cerulea, heterophyl'la, and tema'tia al'ba grandifio'ra.each o 6 

COBS'A, Nat. Ord. Polemonidcece. Handsome half-hardy perennial climber. 

3508 Cobae'a scan'dens, purple-lilac, large bell-shaped flowe?-s, a rapid-growing climber, producing a 

grand effect under glass during summer on south walls, verandahs, arbours, etc o 5 

CORVOL'VULTJS (Morning Glory), Nat. Ord. Convolvula'cece. Splendid climbers. 

For covering rustic work, rough fences, trellises, verandahs, stumps of trees, and forming festoons, etc. 

3509 Convol'vulus major, rich violet, light carmine, lilac, pure white, and rose each o 3 

3510 „ deep crimson, bright crimson, rich dark purple, and tricolor „ 03 

3511 „ „ white striped blue, white striped violet, and rose striped white „ o 3 

3512 „ ,, choice mixed," in many beautiful colours, half-hardy annual o 6 

3513 „ „ fine mixed o 3 

OUOUEBITA'OEir]. Specially interesting. 

The species etiumcrated under this heading are remarkable for the extremely ornamental and picturesque 
character of their miniature fruit and foliage. They arc exceedingly suitable for training up conservatory pillars , 
covering the back walls of greenhouses, etc., or as select objects out of doors in warm situations, trained on walls, 
over ruins, in flower-boxes, and in tubs, where they may be made to cover balconies, or form garlands and festoons 
for windows or porches. 

3514 Afcro'bra vlridiflo'ra, picturesquely ^ cut small glossy dark green foliage, and scarZet iahxiatare fruits o 6 

3515 Bryonop'sis erytlirocar'pa, beautifully cut small glossy dark green foliage, and miniature glossy 

green berries, marked and striped with white .'. o 6 

3516 Ccccin'ea diversifo'lia, pale yellow flowers, succeeded by beautiful green fruit marbled white o 6 

3517 „ in'dica, beautiful glossy pentagonal leaves, 4 inches long by 3 broad, with large snow 

white bell-shaped flowers in multitude, and followed by brilliant scarlet fruit o 6 

3518 Cucur'bita digita'ta, handsome rapid climbing species, with prettily cut ma, bled white foliage, 

succeeded by dark green fruit striped white o 6 

3519 Cucu'mis peren'nis, quite hardy, and recommended by Mr. Robinson o 6 

3520 Cyclanthe'ra explo'dens, handsome foliage, and pretty oval fruit, loudly exploding when ripe o 6 

48 [Barr and Sugdcn , 

CUCURBITA'CEiE^ Continued. Per 

s. d. 

3521 EoFepon aurantia'cus, h.h. perennial, growing from 20 to 30 feet in a season, yellow fruit 1 o 

3522 ,, vitifo'lius, hardy perennial, growing from 20 to 30 feet, foliage dark rich green, and very 

ornamental, flowers white, followed by small orange coloured fruit 1 o 

3523 Macken'ii, beautiful glossy green quinquangular leaves, and pale nankeen-coloured flowers, succeeded 

by green fruit marbled white o 6 

3524 Melo'thria pen'dula, a very handsome foliage climber, with small black fruit o 6 

3525 „ Regel'li, a very pretty climber, with small white flowers and small oval fruit ; o 6 

3526 Momor'dica Balsami'na leucan'tha, new and beautiful o 6 

3527 Mu'kea scaberu'la, very pretty, with small lobed heart-shaped leaves and small scarlet berries o 6 

3528 Prasopo'gon Duriaeli, five-lobed dark green leaves, and fruit the size of a plum o 6 

3529 Rhynchocar'pa dissec'ta, handsome dark green cut foliage, small conical brilliant orange fruit ... o 6 

3530 „ Welwit'schii, thick five-lobed ornamental leaves, scarlet acorn-like fruit .. o 6 

3531 Scotan'thus tubiflo'rus, pretty white tubular flowers and handsome scarlet fruit o 6 

3532 Trichosan'thes cucumeri'na, fine trailing species, with white flowers and pretty foliage, small 

green fruit, streaked white, changing to scarlet o 6 

3533 „ palma'ta, foliage and fruit similar to T. cucumerina, but larger o 6 

3534 Choice mixed, from the above and many others u. and 2 6 

DIO'CLEA, Nat. Ord. Lcgumino'sce. Fine greenhouse climber. 

3535 Dio'clea glycino'ides, red, a fine twining plant o 6 

DISE'MMA, Nat. Ord. Passiflora'cece. Handsome greenhouse perennial. 

3536 Dise'mma coccin'ea, red, a very free flowering greenhouse climber o 6 

D0LTCH0S, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Valuable half-hardy annual climbers. 

'Beautiful climbers for conservatory and greenhouse walls ; cut back in autumn, flower profusely in whiter. 

3537 Dol'ichos atro-sangui'neus, purpu'reus, Martinien'sis, and mixed each o 6 

ECCKEMOCAKTUS, Nat. Ord. JSignonia'cece. An elegant hardy perennial climber. 

On south walls, verandahs, against pillars, etc., out of doors, it is a magnificent object; and in South 
Wales, South of England, and South and West of Ireland, the plant remains green during winter, flowering 
if the season is mild. 

3538 Eccremocar'pus scalier, rich orange-scarlet; a beautiful rapid-growing climber under glass, 3d. & o 6 

FAG-E'LIA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Handsome greenhouse twiner. 

3539 Fagelia bitumino'sa, long racemes of yellow flowers, fine for pillars or trellises o 6 

HAKDENBER/GIA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Beautiful greenhouse twiners. 

3540 Hardenber'gia cya'nea, Lindleya'na, lu'cida, monophyl'la, and mixed each o 6 

IP0M.ZE'A (The Morning Glory), Nat. Ord. Convolvula'cece. 

Pre-eminently beautiful plants for the conservatory, greenhouse, and stove : many of them succeed well out of doors 
in summer: the new "Japanese varieties are the most recent acquisitions. 

The Ipomaas offered under this heading arc of great beauty and well deserving of cultivation, the flowers of the 
Hcdcracea varieties are very large and beautifully margined. 

3541 Ipomse'a hedera'cea grandiflo'ra, sky blue, with broad white margin o 3 

3542 „ ,, ,, al'ba, satiny white, large and handsome o 6 

3543 ,, ,, ,, atro-viola'cea, rich velvety purple, with pure white margin o 4 

3544 n n „ lila'cea, lilac margined white, fine o 3 

3545 „ „ ,, choice mixed o 6 

3546 ,, bo'na nox, delicate satin rose, sometimes puce, handsome o 3 

3547 tt Cop'tica, a charming little species, with star-like rosy-white flowers in clusters o 6 

3548 „ limba'ta elegantis'sima, varying from the richest purple to sky-blue o 6 

3549 „ Nil grandiflo'ra, clear blue, slightly shaded violet, beautiful species o 3 

3550 ,, ,, ,, foliis argen'teis marmora'tis, (new) clear blue o 6 

3551 „ Quamo'clit al'ba, ro'sea, and mixed, charming varieties each o 3 

3552 ,, quercifo'lia, large white flowers, and ornamental oak -leaved foliage o 4 

3553 „ renifor'mis, yellow, violet eye o 4 

3554 „ ru'bro-ccerulea, sky-blue, large handsome flowers o 6 

3555 „ „ „ al'ba, pure white, large beautiful flowers o 6 

3556 „ mixed, including the above 10 varieties 1 o 

The following Japan Ipom&as with plain foliage are exceedingly effective, and recommended. 

3557 Ipomse'a Japon'ica al ba in'tus ro'sea, rose, white centre o 6 

3558 ,, „ ,, ro'sea semi-pie na, white and rose, semi- double o 6 

3559 „ n a'tro-carmi'nea al'ba marglna'ta, crimson, margined white o 6 

3560 „ ,, al'ba pic'ta lilaci'na, white spotted violet o 6 

3561 „ ,, „ „ ros'ea, rose spotted white o 6 

3562 „ „ semi-ple'na, pure white, semi-double o 6 

3563 „ „ azu'rea pallida pic'ta viola'cea, light blue spotted violet o 6 

3564 ,, „ coerulea pic'ta al'ba lilaci'na, sky-blue spotted white and violet o 6 

3565 „ ,, choice mixed, including the above 8 varieties 1 o 

Tlie following Japan Ipomceas have all beautiful marbled foliage, an entirely new feature in 
these plants, and very effective. 

3556 Ipomse'a Japon'ica al'ba pic'ta carmin'ea foL variega'tis, white, spotted crimson o 6 

3567 „ „ atro-carmi'nea in'tus al'ba fol. variega'tis, white, crimson centre o 6 

3568 „ „ al'ba in'tus ro'sea foL variega'tis, white, rose throat o 6 

3569 „ „ atro-carmi'nea azu'rea marglna'ta fol. variega'tis, carmine, edged blue o 6 

3570 „ ,, lila'cea azu'rea marglna'ta fol. variega'tis, lilac, bordered azure blue o 6 

3571 ,, ,, al'ba puncta'ta fol. variegatis, lilac spotted white o 6 

35 r 2 ,, ro'sea azu'rea marglna'ta fol. variega'tis, rose, bordered azure blue o 6 

3573 " al'ba lu 'tea fol. variega'tis, delicate primrose o 6 

3574 H M „ pic'ta carmi'nea foL variega'tis, white, spotted carmine o 6 

3575 " „ mixed, including the above 9 varieties 1 o 

As permanent climbers the beauty of the following should ensure them a place in every collection of plants. 

3576 Ipomse'a ccelesti'na grandiflo'ra, pale celestial blue, large handsome flowers ... o 6 

3577 " ,, claussenia'na, bright rose-coloured dark -eyed flowers, a handsome species per seed 1 o 

12, Kin-* Street, Coven/ G irdcn, 1072. J 49 

Per pkt. 
s. d. 

3578 Ipomse'a diglta'ta, beautifully divided foliage, and large violet-lilac flowers in bunches o 3 

3579 „ ficifolia, beautiful lilac flowers, and ornamental lobed foliage o 4 

3580 „ Hardin gii, a beautiful hybrid variety, with fine rose flowers o 6 

3581 ,, lachnosper'mum, flowers white, with purple throat, habit of plant erect o 6 

3582 „ Lea'rii (true), splendid large handsome lazuli-blue flowers, changing to red o 6 

3583 ., Ltndleya'na, fine bunches of rose-carmiuc flowers, with purple throat o 6 

3584 ,, Mexica'na grandiflo'ra al ba, immense white flowers, deliciously fragrant o 6 

3585 . , Horsfal'lia?, large intense crimson-rose coloured, magnificent flowers 1 o 

3586 ,, Roxbur ghii, a beautiful white flowering species o 6 

3587 ,, Sello'wii, splendid rose-purple flowers in large bunches o 4 

3588 Sepia 'rla. hardy perennial, with bright pink flowers per seed o 6 

3589 „ tubero'sa, pale yellow flowers of great beauty and fragrance o 4 

3590 ., Tyrianthi na ei'egans, splendid large flowers of the richest Tyrian purple o 6 

3591 „ verru'eipes, pure white flowers, and neatly lobed leaves ; an interesting species o 6 

3592 ., Quamoc lit ocula'tus, quite distinct from all other stove Ipomoeas x o 

JASMI'NUM, Nat. Ord. Jasmina'cece. Favourite greenhouse climbers. 

3593 Jasmi'num, several fine sorts mixed 1 o 

XEOTEDYA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Splendid greenhouse twiners. 

3594 Kenne'dya choice mixed, including the best varieties 1 o 

LAPAGE'KIA, Nat. Ord. Smildcece. A magnificent greenhouse climber. 

3595 Lapage'ria ro'sea, large trumpet-shaped rosy carmine flowers, Jlecked with white 1 o 

LONI'CEEA (Honeysuckle), Nat. Ord. Caprifolia'cece. Favourite hardy twiners. 

3596 Loni'cera mixed, including many species 1 o 

LOPHOSPER'MUM, Nat. Ord. Scrophularia'ccai. Half-hardy perennial climbers. 

3597 LophOSper'mum COCCin'eum, scarlet ^ These are exceedingly handsome plants, C 06 

3598 grandiflo'rum, purple | beautiful Gloxinia-like flowers; 0 6 

3599 HendersO 'ni, rose purple spotted I *^l/ are valuable for covering pillars, j 6 
ZZm. _/j j 7- — planting in hanqing-haskets, training on /■ 

3600 „ scan dem dark rose verandahs, etc. Seedlings are very soon ■ . 06 

3601 „ fine mixed J i n bloom. {6d. & 1 o 

MAKDEYILTjA, Nat. Ord. Apocyna'cece. A most beautiful greenhouse climber. 

3602 Mandevilla suave olens, large and deliciously fragrant snow white flowers in bunches o 6 

MAURANDYA, Nat. Ord. Scrophularidcece. Half-hardy perennial climbers. 

3603 Mauran'dya Barclaya'na grandiflo'ra al'ba, white 

3604 „ „ „ atro-purpu'rea 

3605 „ H n crimson 

3606 „ „ ro'sea 


These charming climbers are both elegant Q 
in flower and foliage, and from their \ 

graceful slender habit of growth are I 0 • 

ii >« rosea ; we il adapted for hanging -baskets, J 0 4 

3607 „ Emeryajia, rose and purple, mixed [ trailing over vases, and training on ] 06 

0 6 

1 o 
o 6 

3608 „ semperflo rens, mixed. 

3609 choice mixed, including all the finest 

3610 „ fine mixed 

wire globes, up pillars, and 
trellises, under glass, or out of doors, 

MEDE'OLA, Nat. Ord. Melantha'cerp. Elegant greenhouse climber. 

3611 Mede'ola asparagoi'des, a beautiful winter-flowering plant, with orange-scented flowers o 6 

NASTURTIUM, Nat. Ord. Tropceola'cece. Useful hardy annual climbers. 

3612 Nastur'tium, crimson, orange, spotted, scbeuermannia'num, ditto car'neum and purpu'reum, each o 3 

3613 „ mixed, various yt. and o 6 

The Tropccolum Lobbianufn, see p. 50, is a superior class of climbing Nasturtium. 

PASSIPLO'KA (Passion-flower), Nat. Ord. Passiflordcece. Magnificent climbers. 

The matchless beauty of the Passiflora is realized in the highest degree when the long slender shoots, covered 
with blossoms, are unfastened and for a time allowed to drape the conservatory with flowers and foliage quite 
unique, making one feel when walking beneath them as if they were traversing a Brazilian forest, or some 

enchanted grove. And what is more charming than to see the Blue Passion Flower (P. cozrulea) smothering a 
villa zoith its rich green foliage and sky-blue flowers, followed in autumn with a profusion of golden fruit. 

3614 Passiflo'ra acerifo'lia, bluish white, fruit purple, beautiful, greenhouse 1 o 

3615 al'ba, white, greenhouse o 6 

3616 „ cocci'nea, scarlet, warm greenhouse climber o 6 

3617 „ coerulea, sky-blue, hardy o 6 

3618 „ Clara Gigliu'cci, lavender, shaded rose, greenhouse 1 o 

3619 ,, edulis, edible-fruited, white, greenhouse o 6 

3620 gra'cilis, white, a rapid growing half-hardy annual o 4 

3621 „ foe'tida, white, a rapid growing half-hardy annual o 6 

3622 „ macrocar'pa, very handsome, the fruit attains a great size, greenhouse 1 6 

3623 „ choice mixed, including macrocarpa, acerifolia, etc 2 6 

3624 „ fine mixed 1 o 

PHASE 0LUS, Nat. Ord. Legivmindsce. Handsome greenhouse climbers. 

These arc remarkably showy and beautiful, producing long Wistaria-like flowers in profusion. 

3625 Phase'olus cocci'neus no'vus, scarlet, annual, very handsome o 6 

3626 „ CaracaHa, lilac, perennial, very beautiful o 6 

PHTSIANTHUS, Nat. Ord. Asdepiada'cece. Fine greenhouse climber. 

3627 Physian'thus undula'tus, white, a very fine plant for training to rafters o 6> 

EHODOOEI'TOIT, Nat. Ord, Scrophularia'cece. Beautiful greenhouse climber. 

3628 Pvhodochi'ton volu'bile, rose-pink, a fine old favourite climber 1 o 

RHYNCHOSPEE'MUM, Nat. Ord. Apocyna'cece. Handsome greenhouse twiner. 

3629 Rhynchosper mum jasminoi des, pure white, very fragrant 1 o 

SOYPHAN'THUS, Nat. Ord, Loasa'cece. Ornamental half-hardy annual climber. 

3639 Scyphan'thns ei'egans, yellow, very curious flower and foliage o 6 

50 [ Darr and Sugdc:', 

SOLA'NUM, Nat. Ord. Mana'ceo>. Beautiful greenhouse climbers. ^V"" 

3631 Sola'num jasminoi'des, large bunches of swe^Jxscented flowers, and large ornamental foliage o 6 

3632 „ macran'tnum, large bunches of flowers, and large very ornamental foliage o 6 

TAOSO'JHA, Nat. Ord. Passijlordcec?. Magnificent greenhouse climbers. 

3633 Tacso'nia ig-'nea, vivid scarlet ) For t,ie dazzling brilliancy and tantte of their flown, the r i o 

vcoa r;-iinir.'oiTrisi «nn/wUi«i ' 1 Tacsonias OTe Unsurpassed, T. Van Volxemt is pre eminent, _ ■ 

>» mOUlS Sima, rosy pink flowers of intense scarlet followed by frutt of a pleasant sub- I I O 

3635 ,, Spleil'deilS, scarlet acid flavour. They are all very rapid in their growth, soon J i o 

MM Vo 11 Vnlvp'mi r \r-h rm,-I»f covering a large spaec, each flower susperulcd on a long ! . „ 

» Van V 01X6 mi, ncn scarlet . thread ., ikr jn„ mentf making ihe roof of the constntftory 1 ° 

3637 CllOlCe mixed J look as if it were furnished with starlights. ^ I O 

TE'GOMA, Nat. Ord. Birjnonidcece. Beautiful greenhouse twiners. 
3338 Te'coma stans, yellow, a fine species ) ,, . „ . ... { i o 

3639 „ ia S minoi'des grandino'ra,7^^,r;vW;^r^ ... j Magnificent fiozvering climbers. j x q 

THTiABTAFTHA, Nat. Ord. Oncurhita'cem. Hardy showy climber. 

3640 Tliladian'tha du'bia,j'<?//tw, a rapid growing handsome climber 6d. and i o 

THUNBEE'G-IA, Nat. Ord, Acantlia'cece. Splendid half-hardy annual climbers. 

3641 Thunber'gia ala'ta, orange, rich brown eye ^ These are all extreinely elegant slender- C o 4 

3G42 ,, al'ba, w/iife, rich brown eye... I growing climbers, rapidly covering wire o 4 

3643 ,, „ in'tus al'ba, white I globes, pillars, trellises, hanging-baskets, ^ o 4 

3'344 ,, „ america'na, buff , [ etc., in the greenhouse. In sheltered situa-* o 4 

3645 ,, aurantia ca, orange, dark eye Hons they succeed well out of doors, and o 4 

3646 „ choice mixed J a?-e very effective. [ o 6 

3647 ,, cocci'naa, scarlet, greenhouse perennial 1 o 

TROP-ZE'OLUM, Nat. Ord. Trapezoid 'cetc. Half-hardy annual and perennial climbers. 

The varieties of T. Lobbianum are exceedingly elegant, and are remarkable for their rich diversified 
■colours; Porter's for their finely-formed flowers and prof use blooming during the winter mouths, thus keeping 
.'he conservatory gay, and supplying a large quantity of cut flowers. They arc equally suitable for filling 
iower-beds in summer, covering trellises, chains, pillars, walls, etc. The seed from the self colours usually comes 
/rue, but parti-coloured varieties sport very much. T. Canariense, the Canary Creeper, with its beauti- 
fully fringed rich yellow flowers and pretty foliage, is universally known and admired as a fine climber. T. 
Jarattii is a fine greenhouse plant. T. pentaphyllum is in the style of Jarattii, but hardy, succeeding out of 
doors in warm situations and in light soils. Speciosum is a charming hardy species. Compactum Beauty of 
Malvern, and all the dwarf compact growing bedding varieties are described under the heading Nasturtium, p. 35. 

3648 Tropse'olum Canafien'se, beautiful bright yellow, pretty foliage is. 6d. per oz., 6d. and 1 o 

3649 „ azu'reum, sky blue, very rare greenhouse bulb 2 6 

3650 „ Jarat'tii, scarlet, yellow, and black, splendid greenhouse perennial tuber 1 o 

3651 ,, moritzia'mim, orange, greenhouse perennial 1 o 

3652 „ pentaphyTlum, scarlet, tipped green, hardy perennial tuber 1 o 

3653 specio'sum, bright scarlet, hardy 1 o 

3654 „ Lobbia'num, Porter's new first-class varieties, Golden Pheasant, Queen of Yellows, 

Crimson King, Mulberry Queen, Orange Queen, and Black Knight, each 1 o 

3655 ,, ,, Porter's new varieties in mixture is. and 2 6 

3656 „ „ brilliant, bright scarlet, crimson throat o 4 

3657 ,, ,, Coulee de Bismarck, a new colour o 6 

3658 „ ,, Crystal Palace, scarlet, very fine o 6 

3659 „ „ Firefly, dazzling scarlet o 6 

3660 ,, Garibaldi, scarlet spatted o 6 

3661 „ ,, Geant des Batail'les, brilliant carmine o 4 

3662 „ „ Glory, brilliant scarlet o 4 

3663 ,, „ Imperatrice Eugenie, very beautiful o 6 

3664 „ ,, Lily Smith, nezo crimson, very handsome variety o 6 

3665 ,, „ Monsieur Colmet, lc?non, spotted crimson o 6 

3666 „ ,, Napoleon IBL, yellow, spotted crimson o 6 

3667 „ „ Prince of Wales, beautiful scarlet o 6 

3668 „ „ Princess Alexandra, striped o 6 

3669 „ ,, Queen Victoria, vermilion, scarlet striped o 4 

3670 „ „ Roi des Noirs, flowers almost black o 4 

3671 „ ,, triomphe de Gand, fringed, bright orange-scarlet o 4 

3672 ,, ,, Von Moltke, peach rose, a fine new colour in Tropaolums 1 o 

3673 „ ,, Zande'rii niger, rich crimson o 6 

"3674 ,, ,, choice mixed, including the finest varieties 1 o 

3675 „ „ fine mixed o 6 

For Tropas'olum compactum Beauty of Malvern, and all the dwarf close growing bedding varieties, see p. 35. 

TWEE'DIA, Nat. Ord. Asclepiada!ceoe. Handsome half-hardy twiner. 

3673 Twee'dia coerulea, blue, a beautiful free-flowering, rapid climber o 6 

VI'OIA, Nat. Ord. Legumino'sce. Showy hardy annual climbers. 

Valuable only for rough rock-work, wildernesses, and places where they can scramble about. 

3677 Vi'cia Gerar'dii, deep violet; pseudo-cracca.n/Aw/.villosa each o 4 

3678 „ fine mixed varieties 3d. and o 6 

WISTA'RIA (Glycine), Nat. Ord. Lr.gmiriiidsce. Magnificent hardy climber. 
3379 Wista'ria sinensis, unrivalled for the beauty of its long racemes of blue laburnum-like flowers 1 o 


Oar splendid ornamental collection of Maize was awarded the first prize at the Ititernaizonal Exhibition of tk: 
Royal Horticultural Society, South Kensington. 

3680 30 packets in 30 splendid varieties, being the entire collection 10 6 

3681 20 ,, 20 ,, 7 6 

3682 15 ,, 15 ,, 5 6 

3683 10 ,, 10 ,, 3 6 

36S4 Splendid mixed per packet, 15. and 2 6 . 

3685 Zea Japonica variegata, striped leaved Japanese Maize, 3 to 3 feet high, per pkt.,6^., is., and 2s. 6d. 

3S86 ,, Caragua, a tall majestic graceful species, 10 to 15 feet high, per packet, 6d. and is. 

S6S7 || Cuzko, the largest and tallest maize known, 15 to 20 ft. leaves very broad ; exceedingly ornamental 

in shrubberies and for sub-tropical work ; seed uncertain, but expected, per packet, is. and 2s. 6d. 
3C3S .. gTacillima, veiy elegant in givwth, and always of a beautiful fresh green, per pkt. 6d. , is., and 2i, 6d. 

12, King Street, Covcni Garden, 1872.] 51 




Which can be used for Bedding, Massing, Edging, Woodland Walks, etc. 
Not less than \ oz. sold at the price quoted. 

per oz 

3689 Alyssum, sweet, white, I ft ... 

3690 Calandriiiia speciosa, | f t 

3691 Calliopsis bicolor nan£ mixed, ^ f t 

3692 Candytuft Dunnetti, crimson, 1 ft 

3693 „ sweet-scented, white, 1 ft. ... 

3694 Centranthus macrosiphon nanus, | ft. 

3695 Clarkia, Tom Thumb, 1 ft 

3696 Collinsia bartsiaefolia, and alba, A ft. ea. 

3697 „ bicolor, and alba, 1 ft. each ... 

3698 Convolvulus tricolor atro-purpureus . . 

3699 „ „ albus 

3700 Dianthus Sinensis, 1 ft 

3701 Eschscholtzia crocea, and alba, 1 ft. ea. 

3702 Eucharidium grandiflorum, pink, 1 ft. 

3703 Gilia tricolor, and rosea, f ft. each 

3704 Godetia tenella, 1 ft 

3705 Gypsophila muralis, h ft 

3706 Hawkweed, red or yellow, 1 ft. each 

3707 Hymenoxis californica, A ft 

3708 Kaulfussia amelloides, | f t 

3709 Larkspur dwarf stock flowering, 1 ft. ... 

3710 „ „ rocket, 1 f t 

3711 Lasthenia californica, f ft 

3712 Leptosiphon aureus, \ f t 

3713 „ densiflorus, 1 ft 















































O 1 AO 




































































































per 02, 

Leptosiphon densiflorus albus, 1 fi 

Limnanthes Douglasii and alba, Aft. ea. 
Linum grandiflorum coccineum,"i ft... 

Lupinus nanus, :, ft 

„ subcarnosus, 1 ft 

Mignonette, j ft per lb. 6/ 

,, large flowered, A ft. ,, 7/6 

Nasturtium Tom Thumb, 'scarlet, 1 ft. 
„ ,, yellow, 1 ft... 

„ ,, pearl, 1 ft. ... 

M ,, crimson, 1 ft. 

,, King of Tom Thumbs, 1 ft. 

Nemophila insignis, A ft 

alba, j ft 

„ maculata, f ft 

Sanvitalia procumbens, A ft 

Saponaria calabrica, \ ft." 

,, „ alba, i ft 

Silene pendula, pink, A ft 

„ „ alba, \ f t 

Tagetes pumila, Crystal Palace, v., 1 ft. 

Venus' Looking-glass, blue, A ft 

Virginian stock, pink, A ft. . . ." 

white' I ft. . 

Whitlavia grandiflora, 1 f t 

per oz.- 

Lupinus Hartwegii albus, 2 ft 

„ pubescens elegans, iA ft 

Love-lies-bleeding, red, 2 ft. ..." 

„ straw-colour, 2 ft 

Maize, new striped-leaved, 4 ft 

Malope, red and white, 2 ft., each 

Nasturtium, tall mixed 

Peas, Sweet, mixed, 6 ft per lb. 3/0 

„ „ in colours 

Perilla Nankinensis, iA ft 

Poppy, carnation, mixed, 2 ft 

„ French, mixed, iA ft 

„ Paeony, mixed, 2 ft 

Prince's Feather, 2 ft 

Sultan, sweet, purple, iA ft 

„ „ white, iA ft 

„ „ yellow, 1 A ft 

Sweet William fine mixed, iA ft 

Viscaria ooulata, xh ft 

Wallflower, dark, t\ ft 

„ yellow, 1 A ft 

per oz.- 

3739 Amaranthus melancholicus ruber, iAft. 

3740 Antirrhinum fine mixed, 2 ft 

3741 Bartonia aurea, 2 ft 

3742 CatChfly, red, \\ ft 

3743 Centaurea depfessa, \\ ft 

3744 Chrysanthemum double white, i\ ft. ... 

3745 „ double yellosj, 2A ft.... 

3746 Clarkia pulchella, iA ft 

3747 „ „ integripetala, iA ft. 

3748 „ „ mixed, iA; ft ". .. 

3749 Clary mixed, i\ ft 

3750 Convolvulus major choice mixed 

3751 Erysimum Peroflfskianum, 1^ ft 

3752 Eutoca viscida, 1^ ft 

3753 Godetia rubicunda, i§ ft 

3754 „ rosea alba, iA ft 

3755 „ mixed, iA. ft." 

3756 Hibiscus Africanus, cream, black centre 

3757 Larkspur, tall stock-flowered, t.\ ft 

3758 „ ,, branching mixed, 25 ft. 

3759 „ ,, pyramidal mixed, i\ ft.... 

3760 Lupinus hybridus choice mixed, 2 ft.... 


3782 Miniature, choice mixed per \ oz. 1 6 

3783 Medium ,, \ ,, 1 o 

3784 Large ,, i ,, 10 


3785 Mixed per oz. 1 6 


For Shrubberies, Woodland Walks, Railway Embankments, decoration of Wildernesses, etc., 
y. 6d. per^pound, or 6d. per ounce. 
Many have availed themselves of the above suggestion, and have scattered the Mixed Flower Seeds on large 
rockeries and rooteries, natural and artificial ; in shrubberies, woodland walks, carriage drives, and wildernesses ; 
also, by the side of rivulets, railway embankments, and wherever a floral display was desired beyond the limits of 
the flower garden. 

For a Summer and Autumn Display, sow during March and April, simply scattering the seed broadcast, 
at the rate of six or seven pounds per acre, and slightly covering it. It must not be sown amongst grass, but 
patches here and there might be cleared and the seed deposited, rolling or trampling the seed into the soil. For 
a Spring and early Summer display sow in September and October. 


" I have recommended your Patent B B Lawn Mower to many of my friends, believing that the machine 
does its work better than any other, and combines strength superior to Shanks' machine, with the lightness of 
Green's. Alex. Mackenzie, 

To Messrs. Brown and Co. Alexandra Park." 

Prices £3. 5-r., £4. 5s., £5. 5 r. £6, £ 7 , £7. 10s., and upwards. 


52 \_Darr and Sugdeu, 

D. and S. test the growing quality of the Seeds be/ore sending them out. 


Carriage is allowed upon all orders for Vegetable Seeds amounting to 21s. and upwards. See p. 

These assortments are made up for the convenience of Amateurs, and consist of selections from the different 
sections of the Catalogue, suited to gardens of various sizes ; they contain the most approved varieties, and such 
as are best adapted to secure a succession of vegetables from January to December. However, as the wants of 

families are so vatricd, i't may be more adva7itageous for purchasers in most cases to order from the body of the 
Catalogue, using the Order Sheet which accompanies the Catalogue for this year- In the Order Sheet the names 
are printed consecutively as they appear in the Catalogue, so that it is only necessary to write in figures the 
quantity required opposite the name of the article, and from the name to the quantity, to draw a line as represented 
on Ms specimen of the " Order Sheet, " thus : — 

Peas. | Qt. I Pt. 

First Crop ;.2 | ... 

Tom Thumb ; 

In this way the making out of a general o)-der involves very little trouble, while it greatly facilitates correct and 
prompt execution. 

The Seeds are all of the very best quality, and Cultural Directions are printed on every Packet. 



Peas, including those best suited for succession, the earliest, most 

productive, and the finest flavoured 

Broad Beans, best sorts, for succession 

French Beans, including Dwarf and Runners 


Borecole, or Kale, including Cottager's Kale 

Broccoli, the best successional varieties 

Brussels Sprouts Imported Seed 

Cabbage, the best varieties 

Cabbage Savoy, best sorts 

Couve Tronchuda, or Sea Kale Cabbage 

Cauliflower, including Covent Garden Early 

Spinach, summer and winter 


Beet, the best varieties 

Carrot, best for forcing and general crop 


Onion, including White Spanish, syn. Reading 

Parsnip, including selected Hollow Crown 

Salsify, syn. Vegetable Oyster, an excellent vegetable 

Scorzonera, a most valuable and fine flavoured vegetable 
Turnip, including best varieties for successional crops .. 



Cucumber, including Ban's Pearl Gem 



Vegetable Marrow 


Celery, including Covent Garden variety 

Corn Salad, valuable for winter use 

Cress, including Curled, Plain, and Australian 

Endive, best kinds 

Lettuce, including Covent Garden Giant White Cos 


Radish, suitable sorts for succession 


Herbs, Pot and Sweet. 
Herbs, for Garnishing, 




2 pt. 
I P t. 

2 pkt. 

3 Pkt. 
i pkt. 
3 pkt. 
i pkt. 
i pkt. 
i pkt. 

1 pkt. 

2 OZ. 

i pkt. 

I OZ. 
I OZ. 

I pkt. 

i pkt. 

1 pkt. 

4 oz. 

2 pkt. 
4 oz. 
4 oz. 

2 pkt. 
i pkt. 

No. 2. No. 3. 
15/6 210 


ij qt. 

6h qt. 
2 qt. 

2 pkt. 3 pkt. 

3 pkt. ! 4 pkt. 
i pkt. j 2 pkt. 
3 pkt. I 4 pkt. 

i pkt. 
i pkt. 
! pkt. 
3 oz. 

1 pkt. 

2 OZ. 

i pkt. 

i pkt. 
i pkt. 
i pkt. 
4 oz. 

i pkt. 

3 oz- 


2 oz. I 3 oz. 
I oz. I I oz. 

2 oz. 3 oz. 

i pkt. 
2 pkt. 2 pkt. 
i pkt. . i pkt. 

1 1 pkt. 
i pkt. i pkt. 

i pkt. 2 pkt. 

4 oz. 5 oz. 

1 pkt. i pkt. 

2 pkt. . 3 pkt. 
4 oz. | 4 oz. 
4 oz. j 5 oz. 

2 pkt. ' 2 pkt. 

: i Pkt. 
i pkt. I i oz. 

No. 4. I No. 5. 
30/0 42/0 

io qt. 

3 qt. 


3 Pkt. 
5 Pkt. 
2 pkt. 
5 Pkt. 
2 pkt. 
i pkt. 
i pkt. 
i pt. 

2 pkt. 
6 oz. 

1 pkt. 

5 oz - 

2 OZ. 

i pkt. 
i pkt. 

6 oz. 

1 pkt. 
3 Pkt. 

2 pkt. 

1 pkt. 

2 pkt. 

2 pkt. 
i pkt. 
8 oz. 
i pkt. 

3 Pkt- 
8 oz. 

3 Pkt. 
2 pkt. 

2 OZ. 

13 qt. 
4 qt. 

3 Pt- 

3 Pkt- 
6 pkt. 
2 pkt. 
6 pkt. 
2 pkt. 

1 pkt. 

2 pkt. 
2 pt. 

2 oz. 
io oz. 
i pkt. 
8 oz. 

3 oz. 
i pkt. 
i pkt. 
8 oz. 

1 pkt. 
3 Pkt. 

2 pkt. 

1 pkt. 

2 pkt. 

2 pkt. 

1 pkt. 
8 oz. 

2 pkt. 
4 pkt. 

i pt. 
io oz. 

4 pkt. 
2 pkt. 

2 OZ. 

No. 6. 

22 qt. 
8 qt. 
4 Pt- 

4 pkt. 
8 pkt. 

2 pkt. 
7 Pkt. 

3 Pkt. 

1 pkt. 

2 pkt. 

3 Pt- 

3 oz. 
16 oz. 
i oz. 
13 oz. 

4 oz. 
1 pkt. 
1 pkt. 
12 oz. 

1 pkt. 
4 pkt. 

2 pkt. 

1 pkt. 

2 pkt. 

2 pkt. 
1 pkt. 
12 oz. 
ih oz. 
1 qt. 
22 oz. 

6 pkt. 
2 pkt. 
2 oz. 

No. 7. Extra large collection of Vegetable Seeds for One Year's Supply £4 4 o 

» 8- t • 5 5o 

„ 9. ,, ,, ,, 660 

„ 10. ,, „ ,, • 880 

„ 11. ,, ,, ,, 10 10 o 

fe&'Auy of our customers having a preference for collections arranged by any other London or large provincial 
house, may have the same made up by us at the prices and conditions of the advertiser. 

For Concentrated Manures of rich fertilising properties, the value of which cannot be over-estimated 
for enhancing the quality of Vegetables, increasing the flavour and size of Fruits, and heightening the colour of 
Flowers, and more perfectly developing their form, see page 76. 

12, King Sir::!, Caveat Garden, i2j2.] 53 

B. and S. lest the growing quality of the Seeds before sending them out. 




All Vegetable Seeds which are priced in the Catalogue at "per packet" send post paid, or allow carriage at 
settlement, however small the amount of the order : by this arrangement purchasers of small quantities are 
enabled, without incurring the expense of carriage, to obtain from our Warehouse really superior seeds. 





Amongst these are Mr. Laxton's five latest contributions, and like the Peas which already bear his name, 
they show the impress of his indefatigable labours, his ingenuity and discrimination in the selection of his 
subjects for hybridization : also the keen discernment which he has exhibited in culling from amongst manv 
hundred candidates such high typical forms as William the Fir3t : this, like its German namesake, carried off 
the laurels of 1871 against all competitors, and that in the able hands of Mr. Gilbert, the gardener at Burghley 
Park, at the Royal Horticultural Society's great annual gathering. Griffin comes next on the list, early as Sangster's 
No. 1, of fine flavour, and the ripe seed "green as grass," and will thereby be greatly esteemed to bottle for 
winter use. Popular stands third on the list, and is to beat the Champion of England. Superlative comes 
fourth, having the largest and finest pods of any pea yet raised, being twice the size of Laxton's Supreme ; and 
in fact the Goliath of Peas. Omega is the fifth and the last. The name sounds ominously, seeing that Mr. 
Laxton gave the name " Alpha " to his first really important introduction, and now that he has given us a dwarf 
Xe Plus Ultra, it looks as if he thought he had attained to his "grand climacteric." 

Mr. Laxton, in sending out these peas in sealed collections, intends them for trial only. Each variety con- 
tains from \ oz. to £ oz., and the price for the collection of five is One Guinea. 


who has spent a long life in the study of hybridization, and whose successes have been greater than those of most 
men in leaving his impress on many of our best classes of flowering plants, has now turned his attention to the 
Pea, commencing with Xe Plus Ultra and Laxton's Supreme, thereby laying hold of the two most essential quali- 
ties in a pea — viz., Constitution and Flavour. Following these up he promises to eliminate varieties possessing the 
earliness of First Crop, the constitution of Supreme, the productiveness of Hundredfold, and the flavour of Xe 
Plus Ultra. To this end he has made advances : one of his crosses, having been sown five weeks after Xe 
Plus Ultra, was ready to gather one week before Xe Plus Ultra, and constituted one of the sixteen dishes which 
were served up before the tasting party of horticultural friends whom Mr. Standish got together to decide upon 
the merits of his hybrids. 

As Mr. Standish can only devote a very limited portion of time and space to this work, he has placed forty-two 
of his hybrids in our hands for distribution, feeling sure that those who have time and take an interest in such 
matters, will not be disappointed in the results. It must, however, be clearly understood that the character of these 
forty-two Peas is not fixed. They will require selecting, and, therefore, we shall simply send them out under 
Xumber, leaving it with the gardener or amateur to perfect the work which Mr. Standish has commenced, and 
to affix names to such as are worthy of being added to our stock of Standard Peas. s ^ 

The Entire Collection of 42 varieties, 1 oz. each 12 6 

Half the number of varieties 7 o 

Quarter 4 o 


The arrangement and descriptive matter, except as regards New Peas, are the results of our personal obser- 
vations at our own Experimental Sample Grounds, and at the Chiswick Gardens of the Royal Horticultural 
Society. The comparative merits of these Xew Peas we trust the Society will fairly test this season, so that we 
may retain what is good and distinct, discarding what is worthless or no advance on varieties now in cultivation, 
or it may be simply the discovering of old friends with new names, and such jackdaws as these in the public interest 
must be divested of their borrowed plumes. The descriptions attached to these Xew Peas are most voluminous, 
the names very numerous, with the words, "Perfection," ''Unrivalled," "Unsurpassed," etc., used so very 
profusely that one feels inclined to exclaim — " Too good news !" 

We have made a selection from the New Peas of the varieties which appear to us the most advantageous, 
retaining only the leading points of the descriptions attached to them. All the other sorts not quoted by us can be 
supplied if required. 


If sown from November to February, will be ready to gather in May and June. s. d. 

First Crop, syn. Ringleader, the earliest variety yet introduced, 2 ft 1 6 

Improved Sangster's No. 1, syn. Sutton's Early Champion, long-podded and productive, z\ ft o 9 

Taber's Early Perfection, syn. Dickson's First and Best, a few days later than " First Crop," 3 ft 1 o 

Daniel O'Rourke, syn. Sangster's Xo. 1, a fine early variety, 2^ ft o 8 

Beck's Gem, syn. Sutton's Tom Thumb, an excellent pea for early forcing and for small gardens, 1 ft 1 o 

Eastes' Kentish Lnvicta. This variety has fully borne out its character, and is fairly entitled to its posi- 
tio?i as a fine Blue Pea early as Daniel OPo?irke, and fi,7ier favoured; indeed, it is a 

First Crop Pea, 2^ ft 2 o 

Blue First Crop, this pea comes to us with a Canadian degree, thus — " Comes into use with White Gem 
(See Division I V. ) and of very similar habit, flavour, and foliage, a good bearer, pods 

large, of uniform size ," 1^ ft 2 6 

American Comet, Carter's Early, Hooper's Rival, Perkins Improved, etc is. to 1 6 

For " First Crop" Wrinkled Marrow Peas, see Division IV. 
If sown from Jamiary to April, will be ready to gather in June and July. 
Auvergne, syn. Dickson's Favourite, long well-filled pods, a good succession to the above section, 4 ft. ... o 10 

Bishop s New Long-podded Dwarf, a fine branching variety, with long, well-filled pods, i| ft 1 o 

Blue Surprise, Carter's, or Fairbeard's, fine flavoured, and a good cropper, 4 ft 1 o 

Champion of Paris, syns. Paradise and Excelsior Marrow, an excellent second early, 4 ft 1 o 

Essex Rival, syn. Ringwood Marrow, a first-rate variety and a heavy cropper, 35 ft , 1 o 

Hundredfold, an exceedingly heavy cropper, with remarkably well-filled, dark green pods, 4 ft 2 o 

54 [Barr and Sudden, 

per qt. 

PEAS — continued. », d. 

Laxton's Prolific Long Pod, a heavy cropper, with long, well-filled pods, 4 ft 1 6 

„ Supreme, long scimitar-shaped well-filled pods, literally covering the foliage, 4 ft 2 o 

,, Evergreen, described " as of a peculiar dark green when cooked, very productive, and of excel- 
lent flavour" per £ pint 2 o 

Princess Royal, a most productive first-class variety, with long well-filled pods, 1^ ft 1 o 

Prizetaker Green Marrow, a productive variety, with dark green pods, 4 ft o 9 

Paradise Marrow, Leicester Defiance, Blue Excelsior, Woodford's Marrow, Blue Prussian, etc. ...8d. to 1 o 
'If sown from February to May, will be ready to gather from the middle of July to the middle of August. 

Blue Scimitar, a well-known and esteemed variety, very productive, 2g ft o 9 

Burbridge's Eclipse, a dwarf robust growing variety, with well-filled pods, 2 ft 1 o 

Flack's Victory, syn. Bedman's Imperial, branching, productive, and of fine flavour, 3 ft o 10 

Victoria, syn. Waterloo Tall Marrow, large pods, fine-flavoured, and very productive, 6 ft 1 o 

Waterloo Dwarf Branching Marrow, a productive fine-flavoured late dwarf variety, 1 f t 2 o 

In addition to the first-class round seeded Peas emimeratcd in the three preceding Sections, we can supply all 

other advertised sorts. 


If sown in March or April, will be ready to gather in June and July. 
Little Gem (McLean), very dwarf, and a fine full flavour, as early as "First Crop," and a valuable 

variety for early forcing, for sowing on early borders, and in small gardens. 1 f t 2 o 

Advancer, a fine early green marrow, comes in a few days after Daniel O'Rourke, 1^ ft 1 6 

Nutting's Multum in Parvo, a variety in the way of Little Gem, with large broad pods, early and pro- 
ductive, 1 j ft 2 o 

Laxton's Alpha " The First Crop " of the Wrinkled Marrows : one of the earliest, and with a rich marrow 

flavour; pods long, well-filled, and produced in great abundance ; a high-class Pea, 3 ft., per pint, 2s.... 3 6 
White Gem, a Canadian variety, thus described : — " Not more than four days later than ' First Crop,' of 

excellent flavour, pods large, well-filled, and prolific, i£ ft." 2 6 

// sown in March and April, will be ready to gather in July and August. 
Best of All (McLean's), a remarkably rich-flavoured and productive sort in the way of " Premier," 3 ft.... 5 o 

Champion of England, an abundant croppeY, fine-flavoured, and a first-class variety, 4 ft 1 o 

Forty-Fold, a first-class fine-flavoured productive variety, with long well-filled pods, 4 ft 1 6 

Ne Plus Ultra, peas dark green, and of very superior flavour, a first-class prolific variety, 6 ft 1 3, 

Prince of Wales (McLean), a first-class variety, heavy cropper, and fine flavour, 3 ft 1 6 

Wonderful an excellent rich-flavoured, free-cropping, productive pea, 3 ft 2 o 

Huntingdonian, a very fine variety, in the way of " Champion of England," but a few days earlier, fine- 
flavoured, and a splendid cropper, 4 ft 2 6 

Kentish Hero, General Havelock, General Windham, Clarke's Princess of Prussia, Queen of the 

Marrows, Cullingford's Champion, etc is. 6d. to 2 6 

Division VI.— WRINKLED MARROW PEAS, the best for Main Crop. 

If sown in April and May, will be ready to gather in August, September, etc. 

British Queen, a favourite variety of superior flavour, and a fine cropper ; during mild seasons, in some 

localities, it continues blooming and podding till late in autumn, 6 ft 1 3 

Blankney Marrow, of Australian origin, described "as very productive, and remaining in condition for 

table long after other kinds, which are ready to gather at the same time" 3 6 

Champion of Scotland, syn. Strathmore Hero, a strong growing fine-flavoured variety, in the way of 

" British Queen,'' with large well-filled pods, 6 ft *.... 1 6 

Epicurean, a first-class variety, fine flavoured, and a free bearer, 3 ft 2 o 

Imperial Wonder, a very late exceedingly productive first-class, fine-flavoured variety, with olive-green 

peas, and broad well-filled pods, 5 ft 2 6 

King of the Marrows, syn. Tall Green Mammoth, a strong grower, of branching habit, with long well- 
filled pods, which are produced in great abundance ; very fine flavour, 6 ft 1 6 

Laxton's Conquest, described as "exceedingly productive, with fine rich flavour, the seed being bright 

green with a white eye" per ^pint 2 o 

Premier, a rich-flavoured, long-podded, productive, high-class, late pea, 3 ft 1 6 

The Australian Mossy-podded Latest Crop Pea, a perfectly distinct variety ; Mr. Carmichael, the 
Prince of Wales's gardener, speaks of it thus : — " The Australian Mossy-podded Pea is first-rate, a 
great bearer, and cooks a beautiful green colour ; I will groiv it largely for the Royal table." 6 ft. ... 3 6 

The Prince, robust, branching, rich-flavoured, long-podded, and very productive, 3 ft 2 o 

Veitch's Perfection, a first-class branching variety, with large well-filled pods, peas of superior flavour, 4 ft. 1 3 

William's Emperor of the Marrow. The introducer's eulogy of this Pea is too lengthy for our space ; he 
describes it " as coming in with Veitch's ' Perfection,' but infinitely superior to that variety, or any 
other yet introduced, in flavour and productiveness, podding from base to apex, each Pea producing 
from 2 to 5 stems, which, when 2 ft. high, again branch off and continue bearing till late in 
autumn." 6 ft 5 o 

Knight's Dwarf Green Marrow, Knight's Tall Green Marrow, Yorkshire Hero, Epps' Monarch, 
Abergavenny Marrow, Carter's Victoria, Hooper's Incomparable Marrow, Wonder of the World, 
Rollisson's Victoria, Leviathan, etc is. 6d. to 2 o 


This variety is much esteemed on the Continent as a very delicate vegetable ; the pods are gathered when young, 

boiled, and served up toith white sauce. 
Tall very large edible podded Sugar Peas, this is the finest of the class, 4 ft 1 6 


12 pts. Peas 12 best successional varieties 7 

9 „ „ 9 » » 6 

6 ,, ,.6 ,, ., ,, 4 

24 qts. Peas, 12 best successional varieties ... 1 6 o 
12 ,, ,, 12 ,, ,, ,, ... o 13 6 

6 ,, ,, 6 ,, ,, ,, ...070 


Early Long Pod, early and very prolific, 3 ft o 6 

„ Mazagan, very early, hardy, and bears freely, 3 ft o 6 

„ Tom Thumb, syns. Royal Dwarf Cluster and Marshall's Prolific Fan, a useful variety, 1 f t 1 o 

„ m Green, syn. Beck's Gem, a valuable dwarf variety, for small gardens, 1 ft 1 6 

Johnston's Wonderful Long'Pod, fine flavoured and productive, 3 ft o 8 

M^clqe's Monarch Long Pod, very heavy cropper, fine flavoured, 3 ft o 9 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 55 

pei qt. 

BROAD BEANS — continued. s. d. 

Minster Giant Long Pod, very productive and long-podded, 3 ft o 9 

.Nonpareil Green Long Pod, when cooked of a delicate green colour, 3 ft o 8 

Taylor's Large Windsor, best for general crop, productive, beans very large, 3 ft o 8 

Improved, or Harlington Windsor, very large pods and productive, 3 ft 1 o 

Green Windsor, prized on account of its colour, 3 ft o 9 

Scarlet-blossom, an excellent variety, 3 ft > 1 6 


<5 qts. of Beans, in 6 best varieties 4 6 | 6 pts. of Beans, in 6 best varieties 2 3 


Canterbury White, very prolific, well known, 1 ft 1 6 

Chinese Long-podded, exceedingly productive, free cropping variety, 1 ft 1 6 

Dun, Cream-coloured, or Yellow, much esteemed for its earliness and free cropping, 1 f t 1 3 

Flageolet, '.ong scarlet, very productive and long podded, 1 ft 2 o 

Fulmer's Early Forcing, a 'fine variety for forcing, very productive, 1 ft 1 6 

Negro, very fine cropper, with long pods, 1 ft 1 6 

Early Rachel, a first-rate distinct variety, exceedingly productive, 1 ft 2 o 

Newington Wonder, the best of all for forcing, very productive, 1 f t 2 o 

Pheasant's Eye, an exceedingly fine free cropper, 1 ft 2 o 

Sion House, a fine forcing variety, 1 ft 1 6 

Sir Joseph Paxton, an exceedingly early and very productive variety, fine for pot culture, 1 ft 2 o 

Colchester Red Speckled (Perkin s Early Warwick), a well-known prolific variety, 1 ft 2 o 

Nonpareil, a very heavy cropper, 1 ft 2 o 


Eclipse, or Giant White, very long pods, produced in clusters, and in great abundance 2 6 

Scarlet, exceedingly prolific 1 3 

York and Lancaster, or Painted Lady, very ornamental and prolific 2 6 

White Dutch, or Case Knife, very productive 2 o 

Carter's Scarlet Champion Runner, very long-podded, prolific, and thick-fleshed per pint 3 6 

Violet-flowered, purple-podded ; pods long, fleshy, and can be eaten even when old ,, 2 o 

Negro Wax Runner, a fine productive variety, with pale yellow pods ; cook the pods whole 2 o 

Asparagus Runner, pods nearly a yard long, the flavour is peculiar per oz. o 6 

Canadian Express, said to be a very fine sort, and the hardiest runner bean per pint 2 6 


(By Edible Flowered Plants are meant those, the inflorescence of which is used as a vegetable, such as 

Cauliflower, etc.) 


Green per packet, \d. ; per oz., is. | Purple per packet, ^d. ; per oz., is. 


Grayson's Covent Garden Giant per oz., 3d. ; per lb., 3s. 6d. 

Large Paris Market A These are the varieties of Asparagus so much / per packet 6d., per oz. 1 6 

Giant Dutch Purple Top { esteemed in the Paris market, and spoken of in) , ,, o 6 

'Early Purple Giant Argenteuil r Mr. Robinson's "Parks, etc., of Paris," as\ ,, 1 o 

Late „ „ „ ) being of fine quality and of large size. \ ,, 1 o 

Conover's Colossal, an American variety, which attains an immense size per pkt. 1 o 

BEET (EDIBLE LEAVED). per pkt. per oz. 

Spinach Beet, the leaves in summer are used as Spinach, and by many preferred o 3...0 6 

•Seakale Beet, the mid-rib of the leaf is two or three inches broad, ve-ry white, delicate in flavour, 

and in summer and autumn is an excellent substitute for Seakale o 4...0 6 

For edible-rooted Beet, see page 58. 


On all hands it is asserted and accepted as a fact that the varieties of the Brassica fa7nily arc liable to great 
variations, and no doubt this is correct, especially in the higher forms, such as Broccoli, Cauliflower, and 
Cabbage. This sportive character is made a pretext, however, for the confusion that exists amongst the names oj 
Kales, but after several years' careful comparative tests — if we are to judge from the extreme purity of the stocks 
procured from a great variety of sources, and from which we conducted our experiments — we are of opinion that 
cither great care is exercised by the growers tn keeping the Kales pure, or they are not liable to sport, as we could 
see no deviation in our trials from the normal or typical forms of the plants ; although there was any amount of 
variation in the names applied to the same variety of Kales. 

To the Kales, as e?nimeratcd below, we have affixed accurate descriptions of the plants, which will readily 
enable anyone interested in this subject to identify the varieties. per pkt. per oz 

Cottager's Kale, some of the plants are purple, and others green ; the leaves in most cases are crimped 
or curled at the margin ; the plant is tall and robust, yielding in spring a very large crop of 

side- shoots, which are exceedingly delicate in flavour o 4...0 3 

Chou de Milan ; in respect to height and robustness this resembles Cottager's Kale, the leaves arc of a 
bluish-green tint, and mostly plain : in spring it yields a large supply of side sprouts, which 

are particularly delicate in flavour o 3.. o 6 

Buda Kale, this might almost be called a dwarf Chou de Milan ; leaves of a dull bluish-green, with 
white veins, and is not unlike some of the varieties of Swede ; in spring it throws up a large 
quantity of shoots, which, when cooked, eat like marrow ; or they may be blanched, and made 

a greater delicacy by placing a seakale pot, or anything in that way, over the plant o 4...1 o 

Egyptian, differs from Buda mainly in its richer green leaves and more prominent white veins ; in 
spring it throws up a large quantity of shoots, which may be used green or blanched as we have 

recommended iti the case of Buda Kale o 3...0 6 

Jerusalem Green Curled, the growth is dwarf but sturdy, the margin of the leaves crisped or curled- 
very much, and the partially undeveloped centre leaves are tinged on the tips with purple, 
and the veins are of a subdued crimson colour ; in the spring this plant throws out numerous 
long stout succulent shoots, and is believed by many to be the true " Asparagus Kale;" 

these tender shoots may be eaten green or blanched o 4...0 8 

Jerusalem Purple, this plant differs considerably from the Green Curled; it is altogether a coarser 
and less prepossessing plant, but no doubt very hardy ; colour dullish puiple ; in spring it 

also throws out a large quantity of succulent shoots o 3...0 6 

"Ragged Jack ; the leaves are green, beautifully laciniatcd, and especially in the young leaves, 

prettily cristed ; in spring it yields a large quantity of sprouts of a delicate favour o 3...0 6 

56 [Barr and Sugdcn, 

BORECOLE — continued. per pkt ptfos* 

Scotch Tall Green Curled, extremely hardy and very productive of side-shoots during spring; this s. d. s. d. 

and the other varieties of Scotch Kales are so well known as to need no further description o 3 - o 6 

„ Dwarf Green Curled or Feathered, a very valuable stock for small gardens o 3...0 6 

„ „ „ Prince Of Wales, a good selection for small gardens o 4...1 o 

„ „ Hands worth, a very fin e selection o 4.0 8 

„ „ „ Veitch'S Late, described as being long in running to seed o 4...0 8 

„ ,, Abergeldie, a very good variety of intermediate height o 4...1 o- 

„ New Moss Triple Curled Garnishing 1 , colour a beautiful light green, the curling exquisite o 4...1 0 

„ New Imperial Hearting, very productive of sprouts in spring o 4...0 8 

„ TaU Purple Curled, this differs from the green simply in colour, which is dark purple ; it 

boils very tender in the winter, and is very productive of side-shoots in the spring o 4...0 8 

„ Dwarf Purple Curled, resembling the tall, but so dwarf as to lay quite on the ground ... o 4...0 8 

The above Kales we found desirable for culinary purposes ; the coarser-growing cattle kinds will be found 
enumerated under the head of Agricultural Seeds. 

In clearing up the confusion which exists in the names of this section of the Brassica family, the following, 
in black letter, had no distinct Kales to represent them, one or other of the varieties above described being 
supplied, and the names of such as were supplied are given in italics : — 

For Delaware, were supplied, Jerusalem and Buda. For Siberian, Egyptian. For Lapland, Egyptian,. 
Buda, and Dwarf Purple Curled. For Acme, Jerusalem. For Victoria Marrow, Couve Tronchuda. 
For Miller's Winter, Egyptian. For Camberwell, Ragged Jack. For Prussian, Jerusalem. 

Asparagus Kale demands a special notice for itself. Under this name many seedsmen sell Couve Tronchuda ; which 
is the Portugal or Braganza Cabbage, exceedingly delicate in flavour, and should be grown universally ; but 
we object to the name " Asparagus " being attached to it ; the leaves are more like blanched sea-kale. See our 
remarks, page 57. Buda Kale is also sold under this name, and not inappropriately so; in the spring it 
throws up an immense quantity of shoots, which may be bla?iched and served as asparagus. Jerusalem is 
likewise sold under this name, and we think it is the plant to xohich the name was originally attached. 
Under this name is also sold Chou de Milan. Even Ragged Jack is made to do duty for it, as also 
Egyptian Kale. 

Our object in making this statement is to enable our customers to select their own Asparagus Kale. 


Variegated Triple Curled Improved (Melville). For distant effect, grand winter beds may be 
formed of these, also groups, or single specimens in flower or shrubbery borders. The 
colours range from the purest white to the richest purple-crimson, which, when lit up 
by the winter sun are truly splendid. As soon as large enough, transplant from the 
seed bed into poor soil and an open situation a large number of plants. Late in 
autumn, those which have sufficiently developed their colours, select out and arrange 
according to taste, breaking off the large under-leaves, and then make a hole in the 

soil sufficiently deep to bring the head close to the surface 1 o , 

„ New Triple Curled Perennial (Melville), a cross between the Perennial Woburn 

Kale and the Annual Variegated ; purple, green, white, mauve, olive, and yellow are 

the colours of the plants from which the seed was saved 1 c 

„ Carter's Improved Garnishing, said to produce more than twenty varieties, some 

of them equal in colour (says the description) to the new Coleus * * 

„ Covent Garden, very beautiful, and in many colours o 6. ..1 6 

Palm-Tree, extremely ornamental for shrubberies, the appearance of it is that of an eastern palm... 1 o 


Early Purple Cape, a most useful, excellent variety, which may be cut from August to December 
„ Erfurt Dwarf, an exceedingly fine selected extra dwarf variety of this valuable Cauliflower 

Grange's or Hammond's White Cape, one of the best for succeeding the Cauliflower 

Walcheren, a most valuable variety for cutting in September, October, and November 

Dancer's Late Pink Cape, a most valuable succession to the Early Purple Cape 


Snow's Superb Winter White, true, this stock has been saved wttji very great care ; it is the same as 
originally sent out by Mr. Snow. If sown in succession from February to May, fine 
snow-white heads may be cut in November, and during the winter and early spring 

months 1 6...3 6 

Snow's Superb Winter White, fine, but not equal to the ab >ve 1 0...2 6 

BaCkhOUSe'S Winter White, Original packets ) This produces snow-white heads j it is quite distinct from Snow's Superb j 1 6 

BaCkhOUSe'S Winter White j * Vinter -> hein g >" ore dwarf and more compact in growth. |i 0...2 C 

Osborn'S Winter White, a fine mid-winter variety, heads as white as a cauliflower ; it is dwarf and 

compact like Backhouse's, but with a lighter green foliage 1 0...2 6 

Early Purple Sprouting (Asparagus Broccoli), a very hardy prolific sprouting variety 0 4...1 o 

Barr's Champion, one of the most distinct and hardiest Broccoli in cultivation ; the flower is well pro- 
tected, and, if allowed to attain its full size, under good culture, it has produced heads as much 

as four feet in circumference. Sow in March, or in early localities in April 1 0...2 6 

Adam's Early White, the earliest Spring Broccoli, sometimes ready to cut in February o 4...1 c 

Covent Garden Spring White, a first-class early sort, with compact delicate white heads o 6...1 6 

Dalmeny Park, first-rate dwarf hardy variety, with large close heads o 6...1 6 

Early Penzance, or Cornish, turns in very early ; fine compact pure white heads o 4...1 c 

Mitchinson's Early White Cornish, in sealed packets, from Cornwall 1 o 

Mitchinson's Early White Penzance, in sealed packets, from Cornwall 1 o 

Imperial Early White, a very superior variety, a fine succession to Adam's o 4...1 o 

Knight's Protecting, a very useful protecting variety o 4...1 o 

Sulphur or Brimstone, very useful, extremely hardy, and produces fine heads o 4. ..1 o- 


Carter's Summer White, in use from the end of May, till succeeded by the cauliflower 1 0...2 6 

CatteU's Eclipse, obtained the First Prize at the International Exhibition of May, 1S66 1 0...2 6 

Chappel's Cream, a fine variety, with large creamy white compact heads o 4...1 o 

Dickson's Champion, a first-rate late hardy variety, with large compact white heads o 6...1 6 

Elletson's New Surprise, large, late White Protecting, an improved Mammoth 1 o 

Frogmore Protecting, very highly recommended for its fine white heads 1 o 

o 6... 1 6 

2 6 

o 6. ..1 6 

o 6. ..1 6 

o 6.. 1 6 

12, Kino Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 


BROCCOLI-, pe /. Pk d. P s[ °d. 

Garroway's Late White, very hardy, producing in May and June fine large white heads o 6...1 6 

Hammond's Improved Hardy Late White, producing fine large heads of excellent quality 1 6 

Howdens Large Late Siberian Purple, a valuable hardy variety with purple heads o 4...1 o 

Lauder's Superb Protecting Late White Goshen ; the Edinburgh and Glasgow markets are sup- 
plied as late as June with the splendid large white heads of this variety. Mr. Thomson, of 

Dalkeith Park, specially recommends it is. and 2 6 

Mammoth, or Covent Garden Giant White, one of the largest and best late Broccoli o 4 .1 o 

Millar's Dwarf Late Russian White, true, very fine dwarf, hardy, distinct variety ; sow in succession o 4 . . . 1 o 

Richmond Fine Late White, an excellent variety, with fine white heads o 4...1 o 

Shearer's Late White, an extremely hardy Scotch variety 1 o 

Wandless' Wonderful, a very late long-standing hardy variety o 6...1 6 


8 ounces, in 8 best successional varieties 10 o I 3 ounces, in 6 best successional varieties 4 o 

4 ,, in 8 ,, 5 6 I 4 packets, in 4 ,, 3 o 


Imported Seed, a very fine selected stock o 4...0 9 

Roseberry, a fine tall variety, abundantly producing open sprouts of fine quality o 4...1 o 

Scrymger's Giant, a very fine select variety 1 o... ... 

„ Dwarf, a very nice variety for small gardens 1 o 

Sutton's Matchless Sprouts, a very fine selected stock 1 o 

Melville's Albert Sprouts, a hybrid between Savoy and Brussels Sprouts, very hardy o 3...0 9 

,, Dalmeny Sprouts, a hybrid between Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts, very hardy o 3...0 9 

Sandringham Sprouts (new), a hybrid between the Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts, yielding a 

large quantity of delicate flavoured sprouts 1 o 


Spanish ) When blanched these are used in stezvs, and also in S&ltps f o 3...0 6 

French j and salads tnuch in the same way as Celery. \ o 4...1 o 


Barr's Dwarf, a superior, hardy, very early variety, with small compact heads, of delicate flavour ; 

sowings made in succession will yield a valuable supply during autumn and winter 1 o 

Barr's A 1. This very superior variety is a little larger than Barr's "Dwarf," it is very early, of 

compact growth, and of remarkably fine quality o 6...1 

Cattell's Reliance, an excellent early variety o 3...0 

„ Early Barnes, a fine early variety o 3...0 

Covent Garden Superfine Early Dwarf, a compact little cabbage, very early o 4. . .0 

Champion Early Dwarf, by successional sowings this variety may be cut through the year o 3...0 

Dwarf Early York, very early and compact o 3...0 

Enfield Market, a very superior variety, turns in very early o 3...0 

Hill s Incomparable, this is one of the best small early cabbages o 4...0 

Imperial, Wheeler's, delicate in flavour, and turns in very early ; our selection of this is very fine, 

and the variety is one of the very best for general use—specially recommended o 3...0 

Kemp's Incomparable, a very superior dwarf compact variety, very early o 3...0 

Large Late Drumhead, or Scotch, grows to an immense size, fine for cattle o 3...0 

Large York, syn. Oxheart, a good useful sort o 3...0 

Matchless, Atken's, a very excellent dwarf variety e 3...0 

Nonpareil, Beck's Improved, a well-known and highly esteemed valuable variety o 3...0 

Premier, Beck's, an exceedingly useful, fine flavoured early variety o 4...0 

Red Dutch Improved, for pickling ; an exceedingly fine variety o 4...1 

„ Early Erfurt, turns in very quickly, and may be sown later than the " Red Dutch" o 4...1 

St. John's Day Early Dwarf, a most valuable variety for spring sowing being tender and delicate 

in flavour during the summer and autumn o 4...0 

Sugar Loaf, a very good distinct variety, much esteemed by some o 3...0 

Tom Thumb (Little Pixie), a delicate flavoured, very early small cabbage o 4...0 

Winningstadt. The appearance of this variety is not prepossessing, but it boils more tender, and is 
more delicately flavoured during summer and autumn than most other sorts. For spring sowing 

this and St. John's Day Dwarf are the best o 4. . .0 

Colewort Green Rosette ) Exceedingly delicate greens, favourites in Covent Garden 

Green Rosette I E xccc di>igly delicate greens, favourites in Covent Garden, ( 

Mitchell's Hardy Green ' \ wnere tnc y arc in great demand. Sow in June, July, and< 
) August for succession, plant thickly, and cut before hearting. \ 
In addition to the above, we can supply almost any other variety worth cultivating. 

o 3...0 
o 3...0 


8 ounces, in 8 best successional varieties 3 6 | 4 ounces, in 8 best successional varieties 2 


Earliest White Vienna, the roots of this variety are excellent when cooked young o 4. . .1 

„ Purple Vienna ,, ,, ■ " o 4...1 

Large Green Imperial o 


New Sprouting Ulm Savoy, a miniature Brussels Sprout with the Ulm Savoy head, which is cut 

for early use ; the sprouts which follow continue till late in spring o 4...0 

Dwarf Green Curled, one of the best varieties o 3...0 

Drumhead, very large and very fine o 3...0 

New Dwarf Ulm, most valuable for small gardens, should be planted one foot apart o 3...0 

Little Pixie, a very fine selected variety of Dwarf Ulm o 4...1 

New Feather Stem, a hybrid, resembling Brussels Sprouts in growth and habit o 4...0 

Golden Savoy, or Blcemendaal, very delicately flavoured variety o 4...0 

Pancalier-Joulia, a very superior and quite distinct, small, early, very dwarf variety o 4...0 



Couve Tronchuda, the mellow delicate flavour in autumn of this Cabbage far surpasses all others, 
and the sprouts in spring are as tender and delicate in flavour as Sea-kale ; successional sow- 
ings may be made in March, April, and May o 4. .0 


[Ban- and Sugdcn, 

CAULIFLOWER. per pkt. peroz. 

8. d. 8. (J. 

Covent Garden Early London, an exceedingly fine early dwarf stock o 6...1 6 

New Erfurt Dwarf Mammoth, syns. Frogmore Forcing, Carter's Mammoth, etc. ; produces large 

compact heads of superior quality, and turns in the quickest of any 1 0...2 6 

New Erfurt Dwarf Mammoth, a very select English stock 2 6 

Knickerbocker, a most valuable late variety, possessing the fine qualities of Stadtholder, but with 
a shorter stem and shorter leaves, producing large, compact, snow-white heads, and resisting 

the heat and drought of summer the best of any 1 0...2 6 

Stadtholder, esteemed by the London market-gardeners as superior to Walcheren o 9. ..2 o 

Fine late Asiatic, a large and very highly-esteemed late variety o 6...1 6 

Veitch's Autumn Giant, a first-class variety 2 6 

Walcheren, a well-known, general favourite o 6...1 6 

Hertfordshire Superb Dwarf, large pure white close heads, very hardy 1 o 2 6 

Earliest Paris Market 1 o 

Late Paris Market % 1 o 


Myatt's Victoria o 4...1 o I Linnseus o 4...1 o I Emperor o 6...1 6 

Prince Albert o 4...1 o 1 Early Scarlet o 4...1 o | Mixed o 4...1 o 


Sea-Kale o 4 . 0 6 

SPINACH. peroz. per qt- 

Round Flanders, the best for spring and summer sowing o 2...1 3 

Prickly Flanders, the best for autumn sowing • o 2...1 3 

Lee s Giant Orach, immensely productive, yielding a constant supply of dark-green leaves of a fine perpkt. peroz. 

piquant flavour, a great acquisition as a summer spinach o 4...1 o 

Orach Red, or Mountain Spinach, a highly decorative plant for shrubbery borders o 3...0 6 

New Zealand, produces fine succulent leaves in great abundance throughout the summer o 3...0 6 

For perpetual Spinach Beet, by some more highly esteemed than Spinach, see page 55. 

Section 1 1 1. -EDIBLE ROOTED PLANTS. 


In our Experimental Grounds the varieties marked * have been tested and found perfectly pure; our customers 
may, therefore, confidently rely upon the seed producing fine roots of n?iiform size and quality. 
See "Gardeners' Magazine," 1870, for Illustrated Report of Beets grown at our Experimental Grounds. 

"Covent Garden Improved, dwarf topped, a fine variety, with beautifully-shaped small roots, of 

a rich colour, boils tender, and is of superior flavour o 4...T o 

*Covent Garden Lobjoit's Selection, recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society o 6...1 6 

Cattell's Dwarf Purple Top, a very good useful variety, valued by those who prefer rather large 

roots o 4... 1 o 

^Clayton's Selected Dwarf Top, a fine small beet, very distinct in foliage o 6...1 6 

*Dewar's Improved Short Top, brilliant dark red, handsome short-necked roots...'. o 4...1 o 

*Barr's Selected Compact-topped Pine Apple, beautifully-shaped roots, of a deep crimson 
uniform colour, boils tender and fine flavoured. This is the finest and the purest stock of 

the true Pine Apple Beet in the trade, and is one of the finest beets in cultivation o 6...1 6 

Henderson's Pine Apple, an exceedingly fine variety o 4...0 9 • 

„ *Dwarf Waterloo, same as Dell's Beet 1 o 

^Dell's Crimson- leaved Beet, the leaves of a rich dark crimson, compact and upright, slightly 

arched, and of a uniform medium height, more effective in the Floiver Garden than Perilla... o 6...1 6 
Dwarf Victoria, leaves rich metallic crimson, gracefully arched, uniform in height, and, judging 
from the sample test of 1871 in our Experimental Grounds, it is likely to supersede Dell s 

for flower garden decoration 1 0...2 6 

*Belvoir Castle, same as Dell's Beet 1 0...2 6 

^Nutting's Dwarf Red, medium-sfzed roots of dark red colour, fine flavour. This stock is pure ... o 4...1 o 
Nonpareil Dwarf Green Top (new), described as "very dwarf, roots medium size and well formed, 

colour deep bright rich crimson " 1 o 

^Stuart's Dwarf Top, a small symmetrically formed variety of fine flavour o 4...1 o 

White's Black, large root, almost black ; a fine sort for those who prefer a large beet o 3...0 6 

*Turnip-shaped Dark Red Egyptian, rich in colour and flavour, valuable for shallow soils o 6...1 6 

New Salad Beet, medium-sized, rich-coloured, and fine-flavoured o 4 .1 o 

,, Perfection Salad Beet, an exceedingly fine variety 1 o 

Fine Blood-red o 3...0 6 

For Spinach and Sea-kale Beets, see page 55. For Garnishing Beet, see page 65. 


Earliest French Short Horn, a favourite small carrot for soups, extremely early and of superior 

flavour ; the best sort for frames or forcing o 3...0 6 

Early Scarlet Horn, an exceedingly useful and well-known variety for general use o 3...0 4 

New Early Flanders Scarlet, this variety is longer than the Early Scarlet Horn, quite as early, and 

possesses exceedingly fine qualities o 4...1 o 

New Long Dutch Scarlet, a first-class variety, most of the roots are without the yellow core, being 

of an uniform colour to the centre, a quality which will be greatly appreciated by cooks o 4...1 o 

Covent Garden Long Surrey, the richest coloured and best for main crop o 3...0 4 

Long Orange o 3...0 4 

James's Intermediate Scarlet, a superior medium-sized variety, valuable for shallow soils o 3 . 0 4 

Altringham, a very careful selection for garden culture o 3...0 4 

For Field Carrots, see page 69. 


10 ounces in 5 best varieties 3 6 | 5 ounces in 5 best varieties 2 o 


Ayton Castle New Giant, a very superior large variety o 4...1 o 

Henry's Prize Giant, a very superior large variety o 4...1 o 

Rouen, a first-class very large-grow ing variety o 4...1 o 

London Flag, large and fine o 3...0 8 

Musselburgh, a very superior and greatly esteemed large variety o 4. . . 1 o 


The Fruit Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society awarded us in 1869 a special certificate for 
the largest and finest Collectioji of Onions ever exhibited before them. A report of these at the period -will be 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 


ONION — continued. 

found in the " Gardeners Chronicle" and the " Journal of Horticulture.'' In the " Gardeners' Meekly Maga- 
zine," in connection with the report, will be found illustrations of the different types of Onions, from specime-;\; 
supplied by us, and grown at our Experimental Grounds. 

Our Collection of Onions represented the varieties cultivated in this country, and also in Germany, France, 
Holland, and Portugal {the seed from Portugal being received Jrom the British Consulate at Oporto) ; our object 
being to ascertain if the Onion of the grocers was peculiar to Portugal, or had a representative in this country. 
From a very careful examination -we arrived at the conclusion that the Onion of the grocers is fairly repn seated , 
both as regards shape, size, and produce, in our bro-on-skinned varieties oj Globe, J antes' Keeping, and Pear-Shaped , 
a preponderance of the Pear- Shaped being amongst those grown by us from the Oporto seed. We also found that 
the Madeira varieties of Onion produced with us under ordinary treatment much larger bulbs than the Oporto 
Onion, thus proving that those tine import id Onions of the grocers are the result of a favourable climate, combined 
with the special attention which is given to the cultivation of this bulb in Portugal. Mr. Staudish of A scot by 
means of superior cultivation produced from the Oporto seed as fine Onions as any imported. 

Tr ebons, this season we have been successful in securing a small quantity of the seed of this extraordinary fine 
onion, specimens of which during the summer were twice exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society's Meet- 
ings at South Kensington ; for size, symmetry, and delicacy of flavour, they are unsurpassed. per pkt. per oz. 
Asa Winter Onion, it stood uninjured in our Grounds last winter, when most of the Tripolis 
were destroyed. As an Exhibition Onion it is matchless is. and 

Nuneham Park, an exceedingly large fine variety of White Spanish, 

Deptford, syns. Brown Spanish or Strasburg, similar to the above but brown, a good keeper 

Improved Brown Spanish, an exceedingly, fine firu; large flat brown-skinned onion of superior 
keeping qualities, fine flavoured, and a heavy cropper 

Blood Red, a 

, ) Bedfordshire 
) stocks of the 1 

See Bedfordshire Champion and White Intermediate 

Brown Globe, ) Bedfordshire Champion, and White Intermediate, are exceedingly 'fine selected | 
White Globe, ) stocks of the White & Brown Globe, and are therefore recommended in preference. \ 


White Intermediate, this is a very fine stock of the White Globe 

Pear-shaped, a fine oblong brown-skinned onion, long keeper, sometimes sold as James' Keeping 

Giant Madeira Globe, sown in autumn attains an immense size, and is one of the largest of any 
when sown in Spring, but should be used during the autumn months 






3 ■ 


















































































New Red Marzagole, a very fine type of Tripoli is. and 

New Neapolitan Marzagole White, this new silver-skinned variety is the earliest... is. and 

Red Mammoth, the largest of Tripoli onions is. and 

All the varieties of the Tripoli and Madeira onions attain a large size. For cooking purposes they 
surpass, in mildness of flavour, the White Spanish onion of the grocers. For general crop they should not be sown, 
as they are only for summer and autumn use. If sotun in spring, they can be t/scd during the autumn ynonths ; if 
sown in autumn, they are in use throughout the summer, so that for six months of the year they might form the 
principal onion of the kitchen. 

Covent Garden Small Silver Skinned, the best of the small silver-white onions for pickling o 4...1 o 

Early Nocera, the mildest-flavoured and the best silver-white onion for salad and early use o 6...1 6 

White Lisbon, the silver-white variety sown in autumn by market gardeners for spring onions o 3. . .0 4 

Two-bladed, pretty little brown-skinned onion ; divested of its outer skins, one of the best for pickling o 4. . . 1 o 

Welsh (Ciboule), should be sown in July or August to furnish young onions for spring salads o 3...0 6 

Mixed varieties o 3...0 6 

For Tree Onions and Potato Onions, see p. 67. 


12 ounces in 6 best varieties 6 o ! 6 ounces in 6 best varieties 3 6 


" The Student," a superior flavoured variety o 3. . .0 6 

Hollow Crown Improved, the most useful for main crop o 3...0 4 

True Jersey Marrow, imported, a large valuable sort o 3...0 6 

Elcombe's Improved, a first-class variety of excellent flavour o 3...0 6 

New Parsnip Chervil, much esteemed by some. Sow the seed in autumn o 6...1 6 


Rampion, the roots boiled tender are eaten hot with sauce, or cold with vinegar and pepper o 6. ..2 o 


Salsify, or Vegetable Oyster, so called from its peculiar oyster-fiavour ; a salubrious esculent, boiled 

or stewed like parsnip ; in preparing the root for cooking, it must not be scraped or bruised ... o 3...0 6 


Scorzonera, one of the most wholesome and agreeable of vegetables ; the roots should not be scraped, 

but simply washed, boiled tender, peeled, and served like asparagus o 3...0 6 


SMrret, the roots xvhen boiled and served with hitter, form an agreeable dish o 3...0 6 

TURNIP. perpt. per 07. 

Early White Dutch, sweet and juicy when young, the best for first sowing 1 6...0 3 

American White Strap-leaf, crisp and sweet, of superior flavour, and rapid growth 1 9...0 4 

„ Red Strap-leaf, flavour superior, rapid growth and of fine quality 1 9...0 4 

Covent Garden Snowball, a very early, small, compact variety of superior quality 1 9...0 4 

Jersey Navet, an oblong white variety, very sweet, fine for late sowing 2 6...0 6 

White Stone, a good early, globe-shaped turnip, suitable for late sowing 1 6...0 3 


\_Barr and Sugdeu, 

TURNIP— con tin ucd. 

Swedish, the best to cultivate for "Turnip-tops" in spring 

Yellow Malta, a handsome variety, of excellent quality 

Polley's Early Nonsuch, syn. Fine Early Six-Weeks, a very superior white crisp variety 

Chirk Castle Black Stone, white flesh, black skin, good keeper 

TeltOW Early Yellow, this variety is much used on the Continent for seasoning, and for imparting 

a piquant flavour to ragouts ; the rind should not be peeled off 


12 ounces in 6 best varieties 3 o|6 ounces in 6 best varieties 


pt. per oz . 


d. s. d. 


9...0 4 


9...0 4 


6...0 3 


9...0 4 


6...0 3 



O O 

.... i 9 



One packet each of eight varieties, 2s. 
The plants arc decorative in Nov. and Dec, and the yellow fruits make a nice variety amongst dessert, per pkt. 

per pkt. — s. d. 

Chili, small red fruited o 4 

Cayenne, true East Indian o 4 

Cherry, small round scarlet fruit o 4 

Long Scarlet Fruit o 4 

Long Yellow Fruit o 4 

Monstrosum, large red fruit o 4 

Purple o 4 

Squash or Tomato-shaped, red and yellow, each o 4 

Sweet Spanish, for Salads o 4 

Mixed, from above © 6 


Our list embraces the varieties "which in 1S62 the Fruit Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society 
considered worthy of cultivation, with a selection also of the best introductions since that period. P" pkt. 

Barr's International, white spine, the best and the most handsome cucumber for exhibition purposes, 

being long and straight, carrying its blossom when the fruit is 30 inches long 2 6 

Barr's Winter Prolific, first class, unsurpassed for flavour, exceedingly productive and very handsome, 

with a fine hardy constitution, fruit olive green, 12 to 15 inches long u. and 2 6 

Barr's Emerald Gem, a free-bearing useful cucumber for summer or winter work 1 o 

Rollisson s Telegraph, one of the most productive, fine-flavoured, handsome cucumbers in cultivation, 

suitable for summer or winter work 1 6 

Batten's Criterion, white spine, dark olive green, very straight, short-necked, free bearer, fine constitution 1 o 

Berkshire Champion, a most valuable variety for summer and winter use 1 o 

Blue Gown, a first-class certificated Exhibition black spine variety, of model form, 27 inches long, of very 

superior quality, and unquestionably the handsomest cucumber which has appeared at our 

exhibitions for many years is. 6d. and 2 6 

Crawshay's Prizetaker, a handsome white spine exhibition variety, 30 inches long 1 6 

Denbies Hybrid White Spine, this variety has repeatedly been before the Fruit Committee of the Royal 

Horticultural Society, and has been highly approved of 1 6 

Dickson's Newton Hero, a most excellent white spine variety 1 o 

Dixon s Yorkshire Hero, an excellent cropper, fruit deep green, 18 to 24 inches long 1 o 

Dr. Hogg, black spine, fruit 20 to 24 inches long, straight and handsome, in clusters of three or four ... 2 6 

Drewitt's General Jackson, a first class black spine variety 1 6 

Empress Eugenie (Butler's), an excellent long white spine variety 1 o 

Gould's Prolific, an excellent and very early productive winter variety, 10 to 16 inches long 1 o 

Hamilton's Market Favourite, a valuable and well-known sort for summer and winter use 1 o 

Hamilton's Invincible, described in the Gardeners' Chronicle as " the longest and largest cucumber" ... 2 6 

Harman's Prolific Black Spine, a first class Covent'Garden variety 1 o 

James Cuthill, a superb black spine free-bearing variety 1 o 

Kelway's Defiance, a beautiful dark green, white spine, 15 inches long ; very fine sort 1 o 

Kirklees Hall Defiance, a most useful winter variety, and equally valuable for summer work 1 o 

Lobjoit's Co vent Garden Black Spine 1 o 

Lord Kenyon's Favourite, well known as a productive white spine, for summer and winter 1 o 

Marquis of Lome (Hamilton) a handsome prolific variety, attaining a length of 37 inches, with the 

shoulder gradually bevelling off 3 6 

Reynolds' Perpetual Bearer, a very early free-setting prolific winter variety, 8 to 12 inches long 1 o 

Sion House Improved, a very useful free-bearing variety, for summer and winter use 1 o 

Snow's Horticultural, a handsome straight dark green variety, with short neck 1 o 

Sudbury Long White Spine, a selection from Dr. Livingstone, a very handsome variety 1 6 

The Emerald, an exceedingly fine variety, 16 inches long, and of a deep rich green, very distinct 2 6 

The following varieties are all fine, and described in previous editions of o-ur Catalogue, each is. per packet !- 
Barr's Pearl Gem' 
Carter's Champion 

Conqueror of the West 
CuthiU's Black Spine 
„ Highland Mary 

Cuthlll's Prince Albert I Keighley's Prolific j NichoU's Prolific 

Defiance Master's Prolific | Phenomenon 

Godfrey's White Spine j Monroe's Rabley Pearson's Long Gun 

Hamilton's Surprise Mill's Jewess Quarterman 

Highgate Rival I Ne Plus Ultra Standard Bearer 

Hedsor Prolific 


Harley's New Fine Ridge, a hybrid between Sion House and Long Prickly, from 10 to 12 inches long, s. d. 

crisp, and of superior flavour, very productive and hardy, suitable for in or out doors ...6d. and 1 © 

Donald Beaton, a very hardy fine long ridge variety, 18 to 20 inches long o 6 

Henderson's A 1, a very superior black spine variety, hardy, of robust growth 1 o 

Mandarin, a very fine variety from China, fruit short, smooth, and thick o 6 

Chinese Evergreen, a fine hardy variety o 6 

Stockwood s Selected Long Ridge, a very productive black spine, 12 to 18 inches long o 6 

Wood's Selected Long Ridge, a prolific black spine variety, with long handsome fruit o 6 

Grecian Long Green, a most abundant cropper, ik ft. long o 6 

Long Prickly o 3 

Gherkins for pickling o 3 

Russian, a small pickling fine flavoured cucumber, very greatly prized in Russia o 6 

12, King Street, Coven I Garden, 1872. J 


EGG- PLANT (Aubergine). 

These arc all highly ornamental and curious, and equally adapted for the Conservatory or Flower Border. 

per pkt.— s. d. 1 per pkt.— s. d. 

Scarlet Fruited o 4 \ New Chinese Giant, black fruited o 6 

Striped „ o 4 j „ „ „ striped o 6 

Golden ,, 0 4 „ „ „ white o 6 

Purple „ 031 ,, ,, ,, purple furrowed o 6 

White ,, o 3 I „ „ „ new green o 6 

Mixed ,, o 6 | „ „ „ mixed o 6 

KELOJT. per pkt. 

Gilbert's Burghley F?„rk green flesh. This superb Melon was raised by Mr. Gilbert, Gardener to the 
Marquis of Exeter, and was awarded a First-class Certificate. In the Gardeners' Year Book, 1870, 
Dr. Hogg describes it thus: — "Medium size, roundish-oval, slightly netted, skin greenish white, 
flesh green, thick, firm, yet very melting, with a very rich and excellent flavour A hybrid between 

Duke of Cornwall and Victory of Bath is. 6d. and 2 C 

Tricmphe de Nice green flesh, a first-class Melon, described in the Gardeners' Year Book, 1S70, thus — 
"Fruit large, round, very prominently netted. Skin pale yellow, flesh green, very thick, firm yet 
melting, the greater part eatable, and possessed of a particularly fine aroma. — Burr and Sugdcu, 

First-class Certificate " 2 6 

Barr's International netted green flesh, flesh deep green, thick, melting, and very sweet, weight 2 to 3 lbs. 2 6 
Barr's International netted scarlet flesh, a free-setting hardy variety of strong constitution, medium- 
sized ovai fruit of excellent flavour ; a most useful sort is. and 2 6 

Barr's Golden Monarch, rind bright yellow, flesh creamy pink, melting and luscious 1 o 

Chichester Prise green flesh, handsome fruit 1 o 

Colston Bassett Seedling, a beautifully netted yellow skinned, handsome variety of medium size, flesh 

white, tender, melting, and of delicious flavour 2 6 

Cox's Golden Gem, beautifully netted large yellow fruit ; flesh whitish green, and of rich flavour 2 6 

Dr. Hogg pale green flesh, very luscious and with a rich aroma 1 o 

General Havelock green flesh, light green rind, netted, large fine-flavoured fruit 1 o 

Gilbert's Improved Victory of Bath, a very handsome green flesh variety of delicious flavour 2 6 

Golden Perfection green flesh, sulphur rind, beautifully netted, an excellent-flavoured free-setting variety 1 o 
Golden Queen green flesh, a hybrid between Bromham Hall and Golden Perfection, weight 2 to i\ lbs., 

round, regularly netted, thin-skinned, juicy, tender, melting, and delicious 1 o 

Hunt's Small scarlet flesh, thin rind, beautifully netted, flesh thick and melting, most useful 1 o 

Hunt's Medium scarlet flesh, rind slightly netted, flesh thick, melting, fine flavour, free setter 1 6 

Lord Napier, a handsome exhibition variety, golden yellow and beautifully netted ; green flesh ; melting, 

juicy, and of delicious flavour ; a free setter and hardy constitution 1 o 

Masulipatam green flesh, useful fine-flavoured variety 1 o 

Meredith's Hybrid Cashmere green flesh, an excellent sort 1 o 

Perkins' Hybrid Cashmere green flesh, very superior ; a free setter ; fine-flavoured and handsome 1 o 

Queen Anne's Pocket Garnishing (true), a fine striped variety for ornamenting the dessert table 1 o 

Queen Emma, very handsome and fine-flavoured, melting and juicy, with thin rind 1 o 

Marquis of Ailsa, a very superior improved green flesh 1 o 

Royal Ascot, a superb scarlet flesh variety, large and very handsome 1 6 

Silverton Park green flesh, dark green rind, beautifully netted, superior flavour 1 o 

Thomson's green flesh, a fine variety 1 o 

Turner's Scarlet Gem, scarlet flesh, finely netted, an excellent small variety 1 o 

„ Green Gem, a new green flesh, very rich, melting and luscious, rind very thin 2 6 

Ward's Prize scarlet flesh, larger than " Scarlet Gem ;" a finely-netted superior variety 1 o 

Wills' Pine Apple green flesh, a sure-setting vigorous variety ; flesh green as grass, tender and melting... 1 o 

Woodfield Gem, flesh thick, firm, and fine flavoured ; handsome oblong netted fruit 1 o 

Young's green flesh, a good useful sort 1 o 

The following will be found fully described in former editions of our Catalogue, is. per packet : — 

Bailey's Prize Eclipse. Coombe Abbey. Orion. 

Barnett's green flesh. Duke of Cornwall Preston HalL 

Beech wood green flesh. Gilbert's Shalimar. Prince of Orange. 

Egyptian green flesh. Prince of Wales. 

Hardy Ridge green flesh. Victoria green flesh. 

Moccas Court. Victory of Bath. 

Bromham Hall green flesh. 

Cirencester green flesh. 

LIABTYNIA TOR PICKLING (Ongles du diable, of the French). 

An old garden favourite ; the fruit, gathered when young and tender, makes an excellent pickle o 6 


The seeds of these, gathered when quite young and pickled, form an excellent substitute for capers. 

per pkt. per oz. , per pkt. per oz 

s. d. s. d. 

Dark crimson o 3...0 6 

Spotted o 3...0 6 

d. s. d. 

Mixed o 3 ... o 6 

Dwarf o 3...0 6 


Cultivated in pots, the smaller fruited are very ornamental, and may be used for table decoration. per pit. 

a. d. 

Cherry, very pretty small round fruit o 6 

Red Currant-fruited {new), an exceedingly pretty variety, its small fruit produced in clusters like currants ; 

the Rev. Mr. Berkeley found it to be the hardiest of the Tomatoes 6d. and 1 o 

Large Red Italian, large fruit o 6 

„ Yellow, large fruit v o 6 

Powell's Early Red, very early 6d. and 1 o 

Tomato de Laye (Grenier), or Tree Tomato ; an upright variety, with fine large red fruit 6d. and 1 c 

Orange Field, a fine dwarf variety, with large red fruit, very productive 1 o 

Pear-shape, very elegant small fruit o 6 

Sims' Mammoth Cherry Tomato, a very early upright variety 1 o 

New Giant, fruits of enormous size, round flat red, and of excellent flavour 1 o 

„ „ Rose, an exceedingly fine variety 1 o 

Keye's Early Prolific, a very distinct free-cropping variety i o 

General Grant, glossy brilliant crimson, large, and seldom ribbed or wrinkled 1 o 


[Bat T and Sugden, 

per pkt. 
s. d. 

TOMATO, OR LOVE APPLE— continued. 
New Trophy. Our American cousins say this is " the latest really good novelty in Tomatoes," and our 
friends at home say, "The fruit they grew was considerably more than double the size of any 

other Tomato " i 

Small Red, round fruited o 

„ Yellow, round fruited o 

Williams's Earliest Prolific, described as a very fine variety i 




per pkt. — 3. d. 

Moore's Vegetable Cream, excellent 

Custard, very fine small fruit o 

Large Cream, very line 3d. and o 

Small White o 

per pkt.— 3. 

6d. and 1 

Long Green, fine ?d. and o 

Mixed, containing many varieties 6d. and 1 

Hibberd's Prolific Early Marrow. This valuable prolific Marrow sets fruit quicker and in far greater abun- 
dance than any other of this family. No sooner are the plants put out than they begin to yield great num- 
bers of small elegant oval-formed fruits, which are ready to cook when the size of a turkey's egg. The 
flesh is thick and the flavour most delicious. Those who wish to grow marrows under glass will find this 
far superior to all other marrows, and for this purpose we have selected the very smallest fruits, and offer 
the seed as under, remarking that the larger sizes set as freely and quickly as the smaller, but the smaller 
fruits yield least seed. 

Hibberd's Prolific Early Marrow, No. 1, our own saving, from very small fruit, is. 6d. per packet. 

,, ,, ,, * ,, No. 2, ,, ,, from fruit a little larger, if. and is. 6d. per packet. 

,, ,, ,, ,, No. 3, ,, from larger-sized fruit, 6d. and is. per packet. 

,, ,, ,, ,, No. 4, saved by Mr. Hibberd, 6d., is., and is. 6d. per packet. 


These are greatly prized when young ; when ripe they are most valuable for Soups, and, in winter, for 
making " Pumpkin Pies." 

per pkt — s. d. per pkt, 

Turk's Cap, striped, curious form o 6 

Sicilian, red flesh, excellent keeper o 6 

Mixed, many varieties 1 o 

'Ohio Squash, very excellent when young, and in 

winter valuable for soups o 6 

Mixed Squashes o 6 

per pkt. — s. 

Alpine Red o 

„ White o 

„ Bush Red o 

„ White o 

Admiral Dundas o 



per pkt. 

-s. d. 

per pkt. — s. 

Nimrod o 

Sir Charles Napier o 

Sir Harry o 

Trollope's Victory o 

Mixed, large fruited sorts 1 

British Queen o 6 

Black Prince o 6 

Goliath o 6 

Keen s Seedling o 6 

Princess Royal o 6 

And in addition, Perpetual from Bordeaux, Caperon Framboise, Carolina, Barnes' Large White, Comta 
de Paris, Comtesse de Marnes, Due de Malakoff, Eleanor, Excellent, Leon de St.-Laumer, Marguerite, and 
Princess Alice, each 6d. per packet, 12 varieties 45. 6d., or 24 varieties 7s. 6d. 

RASPBERRY, Red, per pkt 6d. 


Red o 6 I White o 6 j Black o 6 


Greengage o 6 | Red Lion o 6 | Mixed 1 o 

Section V.— SALAD PLANTS. 

BARBS DE CAPUCIN. A very greatly prized wholesome winter Salad. 

Sow in May, in A utumn lift the roots, and store them in a cool dry place ; they will then be ready to per pkt. per oz. 
plant as required for succession in boxes of soil placed in a dark warm cellar or mushroom- s. d. s. d. 

house y when the long blanched leaves are soon produced in abundance ready to gather o 4...1 o 


The blanched leaves of this plant form one of the most delicately favoured and wholesome of salads. 
New French large leaved per packet 1 o New French' thick leaved per packet 1 o 

CE&.ERY. per pkt. per oz. 

Covent Garden White, dwarf close habit, very solid, crisp, juicy, and fine flavoured o 4...1 o 

Covent Garden Red, dwarf, compact, hardy/crisp, and of a superior nutty flavour o 4...1 o 

Goodwin's White, fine solid, very excellent flavoured and crisp variety o 4...1 o 

Incomparable White (7'urner's), a favourite sort, crisp, solid, and dwarf o 4...1 o 

Ivery's Nonsuch Red, large, compact, crisp, and fine flavoured o 4...1 o 

.Hooley's Conqueror Prize Celery, a first-class Mammoth variety 1 o 

^Manchester Large Red, one of the very best 0 4- 1 0 

Sandringham Dwarf White, crisp, and fine flavoured, grown for the Prince of Wales' table 1 o 

Dixon' s Mammoth White, a very large excellent sort ° 4 - 1 0 

Ramsey's Solid Red, a fine exhibition variety, being large, crisp, and of fine flavour o 6...1 6 

Sulham Prize Solid Pink, large, crisp, and fine flavoured, very superior variety 1 6 

Wright's New Grove Red, very solid, crisp, and fine flavoured o 4...1 o 

,, „ White, very superior, solid, crisp, and fine flavoured 1 0 

Williams' Matchless Red, crisp, fine flavoured and hardy, first-class variety o 6...1 6 

Wandless' Invincible White, a first-rate early variety, remaining good a long time o 6...1 6 

Cole's Defiance Red, and Seymour's White, each ..' ° 4 1 0 

Turnip-Rooted, or Celeriac 0 4- 1 0 

€elery Seed, for flavouring Soup 0 4 


4 ounces in 8 best varieties 36)2 ounces in 4 best varieties 2 o 


The young leaves are much esteemed for imparting a warm aromatic flavotir to soups and stews, and arc aiso in. 

demand for mixing with small salads. Sow in succession from March to July. 
Curled per oz. o 6 j Sweet Scented per oz. 1 o 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 1872.] 



Extensively cultivated for the markets of Paris and Coven t Garden; it forms an exceedingly pcr pkt. peroz. 

agreeable variety in salads during the autumn, winter, and spring. s. d. 8. d. 

English per oz. o 3 | Ital i an, or broad leaved o 6 

CRESS. pcroz. pcr lb. 

Australian, or Golden-Leaved Cress, delicately tender, with a very agreeably piquant flavour. 
For summer and autumn SOW in succession from March to August, watering freely in dry 
weather, and thinning out sufficiently. For winter, senv in September and October, thin- 
ning out 3 to 6 inches apart, and the leaves in spring will be more succulent and refreshing ... o 4... 2 6 
Broad-leaved Garden Cress, larger leaved than " Plain Cress," and preferred o 4. ..2 6 

per oz. pcr qt. 

Common, or Plain, the most generally used ; sow at intervals of a few days all the year round o 2... 2 o 

Extra fine Curled, or Normandy ; the flavour of this Cress is very agreeable for the first two or 

three cuttings, and on the breakfast table it is very acceptable o 3 . .2 6 

Winter, or American, this resembles the Water-Cress, and is quite as agreeable, a constant supply 

may be had throughout the winter and spring months by sowing in July and August o 6 

per pkt. per oz-. 

Water-Cress, sow in prepared places in sluggish brooks, and moist situations o 6...1 6 

Water-Cress, true Erfurt Sweetest, a small delicate green variety, much preferred to the English, 

being less pungent, nicer flavoured, and more agreeable for table is. and 2 6 


This valuable plant should be grown by all who devote even a small portion of ground to salads. The Scarole 
or Baiapan Endive is described in " The Parks, Promenades, and Gardens of Paris," by Mr. W. Robinson, as 
fig a first position amongst French salads, the Paris markets being supplied abundantly with it in autumn, 
* id spring, the growers tying it up to blanch five days before cutting. 

' per pkt. per 03. 

Fraser s Improved Broad-Leaved, a very hardy superior variety of Batavian o 4...1 o 

Batavian Imperial Green, smooth broad leaves o 4...0 y 

Batavian Imperial White, large and very superior ° 4— 1 0 

Green Curled Extra fine French, very superior variety o 4...0 9 

New Moss Green Curled 0 4—* 0 

Digswell Prize, a very fine green curled variety 1 o 

Very Fine Curled, a nice little frame or forcing variety o 4...1 o 

Wnite Curled, very useful 0 4— 1 0 


Those who are interested in the French mode of cultivating the lettuce under the " Cloclie" for supplying 
Paris market and Covent Garden with superior lettuce during winter and spring, will find every information on 
the subject in Robinson's "Parks, Promenades, and Gardens of Paris." 


Covent Garden Summer Giant White, a first-class variety, forming large close compact hearts, crisp 
and fine-favoured, does not soon run to seed. Our stock this year is more than ordinarily fine, 
and we have much confidence in recommending it as the finest of all the Summer White Cos per pkt.p;roz. 

Lettuce, 6d. and 1 0...2 6 

Covent Garden Summer Giant Green, a first-class variety, large, crisp, and fine-flavoured, forming 

close compact hearts, like Giant White Cos, and the best of its kind 6d. and 1 0...2 6 

Covent Garden Winter Brov/n, black-seeded, the hardiest and best of the Cos varieties, 
specially recommended far autumn sowing; it is crisp, rich, and nutty in flavour if tied up 
for a few days before being cut. In some establishments, where a dry, nutty-flavoured lettuce 

is highly esteemed, this is almost the only one grown the year round 6d. and 

Covent Garden Winter Giant White. This exceedingly fine variety possesses all the good qualities 
of the Summer Giant While, but with the hardiness of the Winter Brown Cos; we confidently 

recommend it for autumn sowing, and also for spring sowing 6d. and 

Dr. Livingstone, an exceedingly fine stock of "the old black-seeded Brcnvn Cos," the most hardy, 
robust, and least-easily affected by heat ; when tied up for a few days there is no lettuce equal to 
it for its crisp, rich, dry, nutty flavour ; suitable fur summer or winter work 

Walker's Covent Garden Sugarlolf, or self-folding Brown Cos, an excellent self-hearting lettuce, 
suitable for summer culture on good soils, but as a winter lettuce it excels. It is very hardy, 
and by far the best of the self-folding Black Seeded Brown Cos ; it was awarded a First-class 
Certificate by the Fruit Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society , 1S69 

Squire's Wiltshire Cos, black-seeded ; this is a superior self-folding Brown Cos, attaining a large 
size; it is crisp, and of good flavour at all seasons, perfectly hardy, and slow in running to seed, 
valuable for summer or winter use 

Duckett's Perfection, black-seeded Brown Cos, an exceedingly fine stock, requires tying 

I very s Nonsuch Green, syn. Dixon's Essex Champion, a very large distinct Cos lettuce, greatly 
esteemed by many, and by some considered the finest of all, but not by us 

Moor Park (Prince of Wales), a robust hardy White Cos, suitable either for summer or winter, 
forming large liearts, crisp, and of fine flavour, and not soon running to seed 

Holme Park, syns. Can't-run-to-Seed and Rowden's Brown Cos, the most distinct of all lettuces, 
leaves metallic green, the last to go to seed, valuable alike for summer and winter 

Dimmick's Victoria White Summer, very large, exceedingly crisp, and of good flavour 

Kingsholme, a large, valuable, crisp, and sweet white summer Cos 

Scott's Giant White Cos. It would be impossible to speak too highly of this exceedingly fine 
lettuce ; under good cultivation the hearts are very large, crisp, and sweet 

Vaux' Self- folding Green Cos ; described as superior, not soon running to seed 

Murray's Champion, a distinct, large, beautifully crisp and sweet variety, recommended especially 
for exhibition purposes 

Paris White, a very superior fine hearting variety 

Paris Green, a good variety for summer, but more valuable for autumn sowing 

Bath Cos, black-seeded, very fine 

Bath Cos, white seeded, very fine ; this, unlike the black-seeded var., is self- folding 

Florence, or Magnum Bonum, black-seeded, very fine variety 

,, ,, „ white-seeded, very fine variety 

"Laitue Verte Maraichere," the favourite lettuce in France for autumn sowing 

"Laitue Blanche Maraichere," the favourite lettuce in France for spring and summer sowing 

Myatt s Hardy Green, for winter (These lettuce are verv highly recommended by Mr. Gilbert, ( 

Myatt's Summer White J Gardener to the Marquis of Exeter. 1 

































0. . 





































































































































V 64 ^ Bxirr and Sugdcn, 

COS LETTUCE — contin ued. P er s P k J- PJ r 

Bunney's Incomparable Hardy White (green) Cos, a first-class variety, in the way of Moor Park i 6 
Mixed varieties of the Cos o q 0 q 


6 ozs. in 6 best varieties of the above Lettuce 7/6 | 6 pkts. in 6 best varieties of the above Lettuce 2/6 


William Robinson, a fine globular- formed compact growing lettuce, extremely hardy, and 
literally all heart, tender, sweet, delicate, and solid ; in a collection of 150 samples it was by 
far the best in every respect, a?id throughout the spring months was conspicuous in its distinct. 

ness from all others. It is a good summer lettuce, but as a winter lethice it excels is. and 

Covent Garden Winter, one of the best hardy growing winter Cabbage Lettuce 

„ „ Summer, a fine hearting variety, which does not soon run to seed 

„ „ long-standing- Summer, a first-class light green variety, with large compact hear!* 

of excellen t quality ; does not soon run to seed 

All the Year Round, a very hardy compact summer or winter Lettuce, solid, and crisp \ 

Berlin White Summer, an excellent compact, white, solid, and crisp variety 

Drumhead, syn. Malta, and Ice Cos, a fine crisp, light green crinkled summer Lettuce 

Neapolitan, large and very fine dark green crinkled summer Lettuce 

Bossin, the largest Lettuce cultivated ; a monster variety of White Batavian, of excellent quality, 

and where quantity is an object, is exceedingly useful ' 

Leyden White Dutch, a first-rate variety, literally all heart, compact and light green 

„ Green Dutch, resembles the above, except in colour, which is dark green 

Wheeler's Tom Thumb. This is the long-stander of the miniature Cabbage Lettuce tribe, a good 
variety, with nice little white solid hearts 6</. and 

Nonsuch, a very fine early variety for spring and autumn sowing, a favourite zvith the London 
market gardeners, but has many synonymcs 

Stanstead Park Eclipse, one of the hardiest and best varieties for winter 6d. and 

Stone Tennis Ball, a nice Lettuce, with a solid white heart, a trifle larger than "Tom Thumb " 

" Laitue Blonde d'Ete, '' the favourite summer Cabbage Lettuce of the Parisians 

" Laitue de la Passion," the favourite winter Cabbage Lettuce of the Paris Market 

" Laitue Gotte, or Gau," a small valuable Paris Market Lettuce, for summer or winter use 

" Laitue Grosse Grise," greatly esteemed in the Paris Market for its fine hearts in summer and 

"Laitue Petite Noire," the Parisian "Cloche" Lettuce. Those who use salads in winter should 
cultivate this variety under the Cloche. It grows, comparatively speaking, without air, and so 
cultivated surpasses in delicacy the best Lettuce of summer. Those who have passed through 
the markets of London and Paris, when the ground has been frost-bound for weeks, have no 
doubt been struck with the quantity of delicate, succulent, light green Lettuce in hampers : 
these are produced by the Paris market-gardeners under the Cloche. For details of culture, 
see " Robinson's Parks, Promenades, and Gardens of Paris" ! 0...2 6 

c< Laitue Rousse," a good summer and winter variety, not soon running to seed 1 0...2 6 


6 ozs. in 6 best varieties of the above Lettuce, 5/0 | 6 pkts. in 6 best varieties of the above Lettuce, 2/6 
In our Experimental Grounds in 1871, we grew about 600 different samples of lettuce ; and those above enumerated 
are a selection of the best, but any others offered in the trade can be supplied if required. 

MUSTARD. Pe 3. 0 J: Pe s rfl d: 

White, sow every few days to maintain a continual supply for small salads o 2... 2 o 

Brown or Black o 3... 2 6 

per lb. 

New Chinese, is larger, pleasanter in flavour, and more pungent than the old white mustard o 3... 2... 6 

RADISH. p er oz pcr qt 

Long Scarlet Superb Short Top (Beck's), a valuable long salmon variety for main crop o 4... 3 6 

„ Early Frame (Wood's), the best long variety for forcing o 4. ..3 6 

„ White ) Besides being of excellent quality, these are much prized for their colour, which j o 6 

„ Purple j contrasts nicely with the scarlet varieties. ( o 6 

„ Mixed o 4... 3 6 

per oz. per pt. 

Olive-Sliaped Scarlet y ..~\ These are ^ excellent for forcing and general crop, being fleshy, and not f 0 4-2 O 

tt White readily affected by dry weather ; they should be sent to table when not | O 6 

„ Scarlet tipped White r larger than filberts. The "French Breakfast Radish" is the scarlet tipped-] o 6. ..3 6 
,, Mixed I white, or " Rose demi- long a bout blanc " of Mr. Robinson, and is largely I 06^0 

Rose demi-long a bout blanc ....... '.) in demand for Paris market and for Covent Garden. ^ Q g " 

per oz. per qt. 

Round 01 Turnip Red_ 1 These stand dry hot weather better than most other f ° £""3 6 

" " Purple ' varieties, and are esteemed at all seasons. The Rose! 7"'3 

" " Mixed \ ronc * a k° ut blanc is the beautiful scarlet tipped white] , 

Rose rond a bout blanc Z\\'Z"\Z) variety so much esteemed by the French. [ Q 4 ;-3 

Winter Black Spanish ~\ , ir . . , ... . T . Co 6 

Scarlet China Much esteemed for winter salads ; should be sown in July, , 

" Purple China I and again in August, the first sowing lifted in November J g 

" White China I or December, and stored in dry sand, like carrots, to be 1 Q g 

Mixed ^y^use. [ Q 6 ■ - 

RAPHANUS CAUDATUS. Bull's rat-tailed Radish. A great curiosity, pods fantastically shaped, and rapidly 
attaining a length of 3 ft.; when for cooking, salad, or as a relish with cheese, the pods should be gathered when 
young and tender : sow in succession. Per packet, /6, 1/, and 2/6. 


When small salads have to be sent tip from the country, and not used the same day, Rape is preferable to 
mustard ; hence the reason of its being cultivated for the supply of Covent Garden, where it is sold under the name 
of Mustard. 

For small Salads, sow every few days to maintain a succession o 2...1 6 

French broad leaved, for salads, used on the continent in place of spinach as extensively as green per pkt. peroz. 

peas are in this country o 3...0 6 

12, King Street, Covent Garden, 

Section VI. 





Basil (Bush)— Basil (Sweet)— Marjoram (Sweet)— Purslane- 

per pkt. per oz. 

Basil, Bush or Dwarf, for sea so ning o 4...1 o 

Basil, Sweet or Large, for seasoning o 4...1 o 

Marjoram, Sweet, for seasoning o 4...1 o 

Balm— Burnet— Horehound— Hyssop— Lavender— Marjoram (Pot)— Rosemary— Rue— Sage 

— Savory (Winter) — Thyme. 

-Savory (Summer). 

perpkt. per 

Purslane, Green ) used hi salad':, soups, \o 4...1 
Purslane, Golden j and for pickling. \o 6... . 
Savory, Summer, for seasoning o 4...1 

Balm, for claret cup or balm wine o 4. 

Burnet, used for salads and soups o 4. 

Horehound, a medicinal herb o 4. 

Hyssop, an aromatic herb o 4. 

Lavender, an aromatic herb o 4. 

Marjoram, Pot, for seasoning and soups., o 4. 

Rosemary, an aromatic herb o 

Rue, a medicinal herb o 

Sage, for stuffing, etc o 

Savory, Winter, for seasoning o 

Thyme, French, for soups, etc o 

Thyme, broad-leaved, for soups, etc o 

Borage— Chicory— Coriander— Marigold (Pot). 

Borage, used for cla?-et cup o 3 

Chicory, for salads o 3 

Angelica— Asperula- 
Angelica, stalks blanched, like cele/y, or 

in May gathered and candied with sugar o 3 

Asperula odorata, for favouring wines.. 1 o 

Carraway, seed* used in confectionary, &v . o 3 

..o 6 1 Coriander, for garnishing o 

..o 6 I Pot Marigold, the flowers arc used in soups o 
-Carraway— Clary— Dill— Fennel. 

Clary, the leaves are used in soups o 

Dill, used i?i soups, sauces, etc o 

Fennel, for garnishing, and fish soups ... o 

.0 6 


Covent Garden Garnishing, a very beautifully curled variety o 

„ Champion Moss Curled, the most beautifully curled of any o 

Dunnett's Garnishing, beautifully curled o 

Myatt s Extra Fine Curled, very fine o 

Hamburgh, or Turnip-rooted ; the roots of this variety are used for flavouring soups o 

Ice Plant— Beet— Borecole— Cress— Curled Mallow. 
Ice Plant, covered with small watery crystalline globules glistening in the sun like ice ; valuable for 

garnishing, and on rockwork, dry banks, &c, both curious and highly ornamental 6d. and 1 

Brazilian Beet, beautiful for garnishing in summer and decorative in shrubbery and flower borders. . . o 
Borecole, Melville's Improved variegated") We know of no garnish that is more beautiful during (x 

,, Covent Garden variegated > the autumn, winter, and early spring mouths, than<o 

„ New Perennial variegated j the inner leaves of variegated Borecole. { 1 

„ New Moss Triple Curled, densely curled light green foliage, as a garnish more beau- 
tiful than the most perfect specimen of parsley 1 

Cress, Triple Curled, used in small salads and for garnishing 

Curled Mallow, useful for garnishing dishes 3d. and o 

4... 1 

0...2 6 



The importance of the Potato, as an article of food, cannot be over-estimated, and this has been felt by 
societies which have had to deal with the produce of the soil. Pre-eminently, the Royal Horticultural Society 
have given great encouragement in this direction, and their annual exhibitions indicate the amount of mind 
which has been brought, to bear on the subject by cultivators. This year, the varieties shown, notwithstanding 
the unfavourableness of the season, — for symmetry, for beauty — freedom from any vestige of disease, and in variety, 
surpassed perhaps any Exhibition of Potatoes ever before brought together. 

Neither is it possible to over-estimate the importance of quality in this vegetable, it being a well-known fact 
that the properties of some sorts of Potatoes are much higher than others. It is also a matter of considerable 
importance that flavour should not be lost sight of, while sorts with deep eyes lead to considerable waste in 
preparation for table. 

Keeping these points in view, we have compiled our list from the varieties which possess the qualities above 
named in the highest degree, and the adaptability of varieties for different modes of culture. It is well known 
with Potato growers that variations in soils alter in some degree the properties of Potatoes, and it is also 
important to find out what varieties are best adapted for any particular soil ; this can only be ascertained satis- 
factorily by the cultivator himself. Another thing to be considered is the variation of our seasons. One year is 
all in favour of the healthy development of the Potato, while another year favours that fell destroyer— the Potato 
Disease ; and this brings us to an all-important piece of advice which was given to us some years ago by one of 
the most intelligent Potato growers in the Midland Counties. 

' ' Recommend," he said, "your customers, above all things, to grow as great a number of sorts as their space 
will admit of, and change the seed often. The variety which this season may be diseased, will next season pro- 
bably be free from it. Therefore," he added, " if you have 20 rows, and in each row a different variety, Nos. 1, 
7, 12, and 17 may be diseased this season, while Nos. 3, 8, 15, and 20, may be diseased next season ; so long, 
therefore, as we have to battle with this enemy, we must take such precautions as will give us the minimum of loss. " 

Our customers will perceive the philosophy of this advice, and we should be very pleased if those who are 
interested in Potato culture will confirm or refute these statements. They appear to us to be all-important. 

With regard to varieties, we have never championed the American Potatoes. We are satisfied that, in this 
country, we possess varieties far in advance of the Americans ; and while we ungrudgingly give credit to the 
American sorts for their heavy cropping qualities ; we cannot bestow upon them that high meed of praise to which, 
without qualification, the varieties raised by Mr. Fenn of Woodstock, are entitled, and which will, when once 
stock has been worked up, be our leading Potatoes. 

We must not, however, in this eulogy of Mr. Fenn, forget that there are other men in this country doing a 
great work in impr6ving our stocks of Potatoes, and with varieties which will be ready to take the place of those 
which at present are most largely cultivated. Potatoes, like human beings, appear to have their allotted period. 
They come, they serve their day, and they pass away. They have their youth, their middle age, and their old 
age, but they are not enduring. The late Mr. Paterson, of Dundee, was wont to say that he was the greatest 
benefactor of his age, and that his Potatoes were destined to take the place of the Regent and other popular kinds; 
while his again would have to give place to the varieties which such men as Mr. Fenn was originating. He felt that 
he had given the great impetus to the raising of new Potatoes, and he was wont to assert that the day when this 
country neglected to follow up his successes would mark a period of decline, for he held that the riches of nations 
consisted in their power to feed their peoples, and that the Potato was a staple article of food, and indispensable. 


[Barr and Sugdcn, 

There are few vegetables which more enjoy good cultivation than the Potato. If you will trench your ground 
early in winter as deep as it will admit of, and intermix the manure, and plant in March, you will be amply 
rewarded for your labour in quality and quantity. The planting, however, may be delayed : we have had large 
crops from Potatoes planted in May. Rqund poTATOES per peck per 

of 14 lbs. bush. 

Early Waterloo, a first-rate variety for frames, the top being very dwarf; the tuber is handsome, s. d. s. d. 

of fine quality, and a free cropper 3 6... 12 6 

Giant King, the earliest round potato known, an immense cropper, and remarkable for its 

freedom from the bligliting influences of the potato disease 3 6. ..12 o 

Dickson's Premier, a handsome first early, excellent flavour, cooks mealy, and a fine variety 

for early Shows 5 o 

Covent Garden Prolific, a first-class potato, an extremely heavy cropper, fine flavoured, with 

a dwarf compact top 4 0...14 o 

Shaw Improved, a very productive early variety 3 0...10 6 

Red Emperor, this is a most distinct second early variety, being marked all over with white 
spots ; it is a great cropper, of high class quality, and should be universally cultivated 

for main crop : handsome variety for exhibitions 5 0...18 o 

Daintree's Early Seedling, a very excellent second early Regent 2 6... 9 o 

The True Hour Ball, a very heavy cropper, and a first-class variety 3 0...10 6 

Paterson's Victoria, a very heavy cropper, and of excellent quality on light soil 2 6... 9 o 

Paterson's Early Scotch Blue ; this variety is one of Paterson's very best, skin bright purple, flesh 
very white, of excellent quality, tubers pebbly-shaped and handsome, a valuable 

sort for small gardens 

Red-skinned Flour Ball, a handsome late Potato, boils white and floury, and takes rank as a first 
class variety for main crop 

Rintoul's New Early White Don. We insert this Potato in our catalogue on the recommendation 

of Mr. Fenn, who describes it as "first-class" 

Turner's Union. Mr. Fenn speaks of this Potato in the highest terms 

Kidney Potatoes. 

Early Ash-leaf, trite, the best for forcing 

„ Albion Ashleaf, the finest of the first kidney potatoes which come to the London Market... 
,, Harry, a first class variety, in the way of Albion Ash-leaf, a very heavy cropper, and earlier 

than Myatt's 

„ Myatt's Covent Garden Prolific Ash- leaf, first-class variety, very handsome, an abun- 
dant cropper, and a favourite in Covent Garden Market 

,, Gloucestershire Kidney \ First-class Potatoes, but resembling each other so ( 

„ Rivers' Royal Ash-leaf > closely that it has been asserted that the best autho- < 

„ Veitch's Improved Ash-leaf j rities fail to distinguish the one from the other. { 

Beaconsfield, a second early variety, very handsome and a great cropper ; this potato received a 

first-class certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society 

King of Potatoes, second early, a very handsome first-rate variety, flesh pale yellow 

Webb's President, second early, flesh white, and boils mealy ; the haulms being short, this is a 

Jersey Blue, very white flesh, mealy, rich flavour, and handsome 

England's Fair Beauty, an excellent flavoured variety, very handsome, white and floury 

The new Ash- top Fluke, a hybrid between the Ash-leaf and Fluke ; a good second early, mealy, 

Wheeler's Milky White, a first-class second early as regards crop and flavour 

Almond's Yorkshire Hero. Mr. Fenn of Woodstock says of this variety : *' it is the best garden 
Potato in cultivation, and stands at the top ring of the ladder of the Lapstone section," and 
adds, " it assisted me to gain an extra prize for tubers at the Royal Horticultural Society's 
show at Bury St. Edmunds, also to gain a silver Banksian medal, a gold Banksian medal, a 
special certificate, and a first-class certificate at South Kensington." With such a character 
from such an eminent source, we feel that any remark of our own would be unnecessary. We 

would simply add it is the longest-keeping Potato known 

Taylor's Yorkshire Hybrid ; this variety is the result of grafting ; it is of great excellence, a first- 
rate keeper, ripens rather late, and has had the highest encomium paid to it by the Rev. 

W. F. Radclyffe. We therefore confidently recommend it per lb. 1 o.. 

Cottager's Red, first season offered, and the entire stock is in our hands ; it is late, an enormous 
cropper, producing very large smooth tubers ; a fine eating variety, and a good exhibition 
sort ; for a main crop there is no better potato for cottagers per lb. 1 o.. 

New American Potatoes. 
Early Goodrich, one of the lest Americaji early varieties, resembling some of our Regent types, hit with 

shorter haulm, a very heavy cropper per peck 

,, Calico ; this name was given on account of its peculiar white flesh ; the sk-in is purple, the tubers 

oblong-oz'al, a good cropper per lb. 

,, Rose, an extremely heavy cropper per peck 4/-, per bush. 

Callao, takes ra?ik with the very best of the American importations, flesh white, skin pinkish, and smooth ; 

a very heavy cropper per lb. 

Bresee's Peerless, a large round white variety, an exceedingly heavy cropper, and considered one of the best 

of the last year s importations per gal. 4/-, per peck 

Gleason's Late, very handsome, uniform size, flatfish round, white skin with bright red bands, a valuable 

Exhibition variety. We believe ours is the only true stock of this sort per lb. 

Any of the other American Potatoes can be supplied by us at advertised prices. 

New Scotch Field Potato. 
Paterson's Bovinia, or Cattle-feeder Potato, ought to have been called Paterson's Giant ; a medium 
sized tuber measures 8 inches by 3 inches, but has been grown very much larger, producing 20 tons, 

and with extra culture, 40 tons per acre per peck, 2/6, per bush. 

per peck 

Jerusalem Artichokes. of 14 lbs. 

Jerusalem, properly cooked, an exceedingly nice vegetable 2 6. 

Grayson's Covent Garden Giant Asparagus. 

s. d. 

Two years old per 100 3 6 | Four years old per 100 

Three year; old , per 100 5 



• 9 





. 7 






































































5 6. ..20 o 

Extra strong for forcing per 100 12 

7 6 

9 o 

•9 o 

12, King Street, Coven f Garden, 1872.J 


Chinese Potato or Yam, a very fine vegetable. — Tubers, 2s. Gd. and Gd. per doz. ; i$s. and cor. per 100. 

CHIVES, Tarragon, Pot and Sweet Herbs, 6d. per bunch, 0*4?. 6d. per dozen. 

Garlic, per lb., if. ; Shallots, per lb., is. ; Under-Ground (Potato) Onions, per lb., Gd. 

Tree Onions. The Air Bulbs make a fine Pickle. — Air Bulbs, per doz.,- r.r. Gd ; Ground Bulbs, per doz. y. Gd. 

Mushroom Spawn, of very superior quality, per bushel, $s. Gd. 

French Mushroom Spawn, imported, 3s. Gd. and 5s. Gd. per box. 

Rhubarb Roots, Prince Albert, Linnaeus, Victoria, etc. — Strong, is. each ; gs. per dozen. 

,, Johnston's St. Martin's, described as more agreeably flavoured than Victoria, earlier, and 
requiring less sugar, 2s. Gd. each. 
Sea-Kale Roots.— Per 100, 9J. and 12s. Extra strong, per 100, 15J. 

Strawberry Plants, for list and prices, see Bulb Catalogue, page 40. 
Having a surplus stock of the following fine varieties of Strawberry plants, we offer them at 2/6 per 100 ; 

18/ per 1000. 

Elton Pine, Elton Pine Improved, Comte de Thury, Keene's Seedling, Bicton Pine, British Queen, Carolina 
Superba, Comte de Paris, President, Sir Joseph Paxton, Sir Charles Napier, Frogmore Late Pine, & Oscar. 


The following is the substance of a paper read by Dr. Masters at the Royal Horticultural Society's General 
Meeting on the jth of December, 1870, in illustration of the re?narkable collection of Maize exhibited by the Rev. 
T. C. Brihaut, of Guernsey, Her Majesty's Commissioner at the Paris Exhibition of 1867, to report on the 
present state of Fruit Culture on the Continent. The taper on Maize is given in detail in the "Gardeners' 
Chronicle," December 10th, 1870. 

" The collection of Maize exhibited has been formed from various sources, but mainly from a selection from 
the splendid varieties shown in the American section at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. 

" An experience of three very dissimilar seasons has been gained since 1867. A certain number of varieties 
has been discarded, either as too small, too coarse, or as ripening too late to make them generally serviceable. It 
has been sought to popularize the manner of eating Maize (so common in the States of America, and in other 
regions of the world, including even Southern Europe), as "green corn," i.e., in a semi-ripened condition, when 
the grains have acquired the consistency and size of good Marrowfat Peas, thus reproducing in the autumn the 
flavours of the early Pea and of the Asparagus. For this the ordinary yellow Maize is not suited. The collection 
exhibited claims not only to be the most complete which has probably ever been presented in Europe, but it 
also shows varieties which greatly excel in size and in flavour the Maize known in this country and in France, 
while it still fulfils the special conditions required in earliness. More than this, these ears are grown from seeds 
acclimated by three varied seasons in the Channel Islands. 

" Culture. — The seeds should be sown in common raisin-boxes during April — early in the month in the 
south, and later in the north of England. These boxes should be placed in a cool vinery, orchard-house, or pit, 
and the plants hardened off before planting out. This is best done in May, earlier or later according to the 
season or locality. Last spring, Mr. Dancer, of Chiswick, sowed a quantity of Maize in the open ground in 
March. It was cut down by the frost, but sprang up from the roots, and yielded a heavy crop, which he showed 
before the Fruit Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society last autumn. 

" When the plants are several feet high, secure them against high winds by stout stakes placed at intervals ; 
with thin cords stretched between them ; by this means the rows are easily supported. 

"There are certain kinds of Maize better adapted for green fodder than others, being hardy and rapid in 
increase, and at the same time abounding in saccharine juices, which animals will devour greedily. Even the 
stalks when hard can be utilized by slicing them, so that there is really no waste." 
1, 2, 3, and 4 New Georgian varieties, the whitest and the most delicate for table use ; ready in Sep- per pkt. 
tember in mixture or separate, Gd. and 1 o 

31 Earliest dwarf white " Pop Corn," ready in August Gd. and 1 o 

6, 7, and 8 New White Flint varieties, very productive and tine for table use ; ready early in Sep- 
tember in mixture or separate, Gd. and 1 o 

9 and 10 Early Pink varieties, early, and in flavour most delicate in mixture or separate, Gd. and 1 o 

15 Yellow Pop Corn, very prolific and early ; in addition to its value for the table, as a forage plant it is 

most serviceable Gd. and 1 o 

17 Brehaut's Hybrid Yellow, an improved variety of the common yellow Gd. and 1 o 

18 Small Grained Yellow Gd. and 1 o 

14 New Striped from Fau, raised from seed grown in Yorkshire, very hardy and most valuable ... Gd. and 1 o 

19 Brehaut's New Spotted, handsome and productive Gd. and 1 o 

27 Vilmorin's New African, very distinct, ears as large as a small pine apple, hardy and very productive 

Gd. and 1 o 

32 Boston Ten- Week, very quick -growing variety Gd. and 1 o 

26 Short Spiky Pink, curious Gd. and 1 o 

35 Giant Pale Red Gd. and 1 o 

12 Large Smooth Red Gd. and 1 o 

11 Giant Spiky Red, very large, early, and hardy Gd. and 1 o 

34 Small Grained Red, useful and hardy Gd. and 1 o 

20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 Hybrid Mottled varieties, very ct'.riotis, exceedingly ornamental and valuable 

in mixture or separate, Gd. and 1 o 

28 Brehaut's Midseason Hybrid, brown, red mottled Gd. and 1 o 

29 Brehaut's Negro, the darkest yet raised Gd. and 1 o 

30 Brehaut's Blue, very difficult to ripen Gd. and 1 o 

33 Brehaut's Miniature, mottled red and brown Gd. and 1 o 

36 Dancer's Early Chiswick Gd. and 1 o 

37 1 packet each of the above complete collection 10 6 

38 Mixed is. and 2 6 

Sp ecial quotations for larger quan tities. 


If the present generation of the inhabitants of London had done nothing for posterity save the Thames Embank- 
ment, it might well be said of them, in good works they had far excelled the generations of the past. This 
mighty undertaking is only one of many ; it :s one which the next generation will enjoy even more than 
the present, but even to the present it is a " thing of beauty and a joy for ever." 

Thousands of our readers may not be privileged to see this wonderful undertaking, and as it will no doubt 
be interesting to many of them who are familiar only with views of the Embankment as seen from the 
Thames, we present them with an illustration of what may not inaptly be called the "inner circle" of the Thames 
Embankment. On each side of the roadway — perhaps the grandest carriage-drive in Europe — are planted rows 
of occidental planes, which in a few years will form a perfectly shady walk, extending from Westminster Bridge 



[F..!rr avd Sugdcn, 

to Blackfriars. Our illustration gives the ornamental ground extending from Charing Cross Railway Station to 
Waterloo Bridge, designed by Alexander M'Kenzie, Esq., Landscape Gardener, Alexandra Park, Muswell Hill ; 
executed by Mr. Joseph F. Meston, the well-known horticultural contractor, and clothed with a beautiful green 
sward, the produce of our mixture of grasses specially made for ornamental parks in large towns. The seed was 
sown on the 25th August, and within three weeks the ground was covered with a beautiful verdure ; and when 
officially inspected, within three months from the day of sowing, the combination of grasses had formed so close 
and even a sward, that it was supposed that Mr. Meston had tin-fed the ground, thus demonstrating that the suc- 
cessful laying down of lawns is dependent upon the suitability of the varieties of grasses used for the purpose, and 
it is of the first importance to managers of public parks, and to gentlemen interested in such undertakings, to look 
well to this. 

It may be interesting to our readers if we describe the illustration of this part of the ground. The Charing 
Cross Station of the Metropolitan Underground Railway appears on the lower left-hand side of the engraving, 
and the word "Open" represents the air-shafts of the line. The white portions are the walks, which are 
nsphalted and margined with Irish ivies pegged down in imitation of the beautiful edgings so much admired 
in the public squares and open spaces of Paris. The circle in the centre represents the fountain, surrounding 
which are beds cut out of the grass, while a fringe of shrubs surmounts more or less the whole of the ornamental 
grounds on elevated banks, amongst which are planted deciduous trees to shut out the buildings behind. There 
is no part of London which is fraught with so much interest as the part we have illustrated. The shaded portion 
represents where our grass-seed was sozvtz. 

Would that Sir Christopher Wren and John Martin could be recalled to life, to witness the realization of their 
glorious schemes for embanking and beautifying the banks of the Thames, the purified waters sweeping along 
within their granite boundaries, fringed by noble trees and the banks covered by a verdure as beautiful as the 
grounds of the Bishop's Palace at Fulham, and that solely by the judicious admixture of the grasses used. 
What formerly was a drear}' expanse of mud is now an emerald set in granite, whither the inhabitants of this 
great Metropolis, " in populous city pent," eagerly hurry to the banks of the Thames, 

" their very hearts athirst 
To gaze at Nature in her green array." 

Thames Embankment Special Mixture, recommended for Ornamental Parks, for People's Parks in connection 
with large towns, for enclosures such as Squares in and about London and other populous cities, i6s. 
per bushel. Three to four bushels are sufficient for an acre. Special quotations for large quantities. 

Mixture for Improving and Renovating grounds similar to the above, lod. per lb. 

Mixture for Improving Old Lawns or Laying Down New Ones, Croquet Grounds, and Bowling Greens, 

1/ per lb. ; 2/6 per gallon; 20/ per bushel. 3 to 5 bushels, or 60 lbs. to 100 lbs. per acre ; 60 lbs. is the 
quantity usually sown, but if the ground is to be clothed quickly 100 lbs. is recommended. 

Extra Fine Lawn Mixture, per lb., t 6 | Finest Y/hite Dutch Clover, per lb., 16 


Mixed Permanent Pasture Grasses, expressly made to suit the particular soil for which they are required- 
heavy, medmm, or light. 

The quantity we usually supply per acre is 2 bush, light and 12 lbs. heavy seeds, at 28/, 32/, and 36/ per acre. 
Suitable Grasses for Park Lawns, 18/ per Bush. Bromus Sehrsederi, New Australian Forage Grass, 1/ per lb 

Present Prices of the following ; but which may vary as the season advances :— 

TURNIP— White-fleshed Varieties (3 to 4 lbs. per acre). 
s. d. 

Green Round per lb. 1 o 

Lincolnshire Red Globe 1 o 

Pomeranian White Globe 1 o 

Red Tankard 

Early Six-weeks Stone or Stubble 
Grey Stone, true 

;r lb. 

TURNIP— Yellow fleshed Varieties (3 to 4 lbs. per acre). 

Yellow Tankard per lb. 1 3 

Green-top Scotch or Aberdeen „ 10 

Purple-top do. do ,, 10 

Dale's Hybrid per lb. 

Chivas's Orange Jelly 

Waite's Eclipse 

1 3 

12, King SI reel, Cavetti Garden, 1872. 


SWEDISH TURNIP (3 to 4 lbs. per acre). 
s. d. 

Skirving's Liverpool per lb. 1 

Laing's Purple-top , 1 

Marshall's Improved ,, 1 

East Lothian Purple- top 1 

Skirving's King of the Swedes 1 

MANGOLD WURZEL (4 to 6 lbs. per acre) 

Carter's London Swede per lb. 

Green-top Swede , 

Sutton's Champion 

Lmproved Bronze-top, fine 

River's Stubble 

Long Red . 

Elvetham Long Red 

Elvetham Long Yellow, tine stock. 
Improved Orange Oval-shaped. . . . 

per lb. 

Carter's Champion Orange Globe per lb. 

Globe Red , 

Globe Yellow, improved , 

Improved Red Oval-shaped 

CARROT (6 to 8 lbs. per at 
Large White Belgian per lb. 2 o 

Large Yellow Belgian 
Long Red. 

Improved Red Altringham, true per lb. 

New Intermediate, excellent for shallow 

CABBAGE [if transplanted, 1 lb. per acre). 

2 6 

2 6 

2 6 

2 6 

St. John's Early Drumhead. 

London Market 

Selected Enfield Market 

Cottager's Kale for Sheep .. 

.per lb. 

Large Drumhead per lb. 

Robinson' s . Champion Prize Ox 

Flat Dutch 


KOHL RABI [if transplanted, 1 lb. per acre). 
Large Purple, per lb. , 3 o | Large Green, per lb., 2 6 | Imperial Green, very select stock, per lb. ...3 0 
PARSNIP (6 lbs. per acre). — Large Cattle ...per lb. 1 6 | Large Jersey, imported, per lb. 2 6 

PARSLEY.- Plain, for Sheep per lb. 1 o 

AGRICULTURAL MUSTARD (3 gallons per acre), 2s. 6d. per gallon ; qi. per lb. 
EEET (6 lis. per acre). — White Sile3ian Sugar... per lb. 1 o | New Large Crimson per lb. 2 6 

SUNFLOWER.— Dwarf, 3 ft. ; Tall, 5 ft. ; sow March, April, and May..-5.y. per lb., 6d. per oz. 

FURZE (12 lbs. per acre). — English per lb. 2 o | French per lb. 2 v 

BROOM, is. per lb. CHICORY (4 lbs. per acre), 3s. per lb. 
RAPE (6 to 8 lbs. per acre), $d. per lb. SANFOIN (4 bushels per acre), market price. 
LUCERNE 16 lbs. per acre, is. 6d. per lb. | BUCKWHEAT 1 bushel per acre, 9/ per bushel. - 


Fqrty tons per acre were annually grown by Mr. Blundell of this highly-nutritive cattle food. Il is impossible to 
over-estimate the value of these for Autumn feeding. Sow in drills in May. 

100 Seeds of Cattle Melons or Marrows 2 6 I 3 lb., sufficient for r, acre Melons or Marrows ... 9 o 

I lb., sufficient for {• acre ditto 5 o J 1 lb., ,, 1 ,, ditto 16 o 





It would be impossible to over-estimate the importance and usefulness of these frames to amateurs and ladies 
fond of gardening, whose glass accommodation is limited. Every amateur knows how difficult it is to raise delicate 
or hard seeds, and to strike a supply of cuttings for the flower garden, if a suitable hot-house is not possessed. 
To meet this want, many heated cases have from time to time been introduced, but they were either too compli- 
cated or too troublesome. Consequently they were soon discarded. 

We have made simplicity the characteristic feature of our case, being manufactured of galvanized iron 
japanned green, and placed on a stand. It has a water tank, a hot-air chamber, and a lamp, but none of these 
are observable when the case is at work. The lamp simply requires trimming night and morning, and re- 
plenishing with oil ; this is done by one of our boys. We use the best Colza oil. To give an idea of the value 
we put upon these cases ourselves, we test the growth of nearly all our seeds in them, although we have a forcing- 
house specially for that purpose ; but we find the cases do the work far better, especially with such delicate seeds as 
Primula, Calceolaria, etc. , and such hard seeds as Acacia, Canna, etc. We have had these cases in continual 
operation since their introduction in the spring of 1869, and we have never experienced any unpleasant smell from 
the lamps, nor have had any difficulty with them. If the wick is properly trimmed, the deposit over the lamp 
is exceedingly trifling, and from time to time should be removed with a duster. Those who have a greenhouse will 
find it a good place for the case, where it will answer all the purposes of a forcing-house ; and for those who have 
not, the sitting-room or any spare room will do. Invalids will find it a source of untiring interest if they love 

The Illustration A represents the case best suited for raising seeds and striking cuttings ; B is the style of 


[Barf and Sugden, 

case, from its greater depth, best adapted for keeping plants in during winter. Seeds may also be raised in it and 
cuttings struck, but not so successfully as in the more shallow case A. They are manufactured in three 
sizes. They can be packed to travel to any part of the country safely. We may just mention that the leading 
gardening papers have spoken most favourably of these cases. Space forbids our quoting their remarks, or the 
numerous testimonials we hold regarding them. We may add that they have had the approval of some of our 
best horticulturists, so that in offering these cases we'feel we are advancing the science of horticulture. 

A. For Raising Seeds and Strikbig Cuttings. 
No. i. 23 in. by 17 in., on Stand, 90/; on Dwarf 
Feet, 84/. 

No. 2. 29 in. by 20 in., on Stand, 98/ ; on Dwarf 
Feet, 92/. 

No. 3. 35 in. by 23 in., on Stand, 105/ ; on Dwarf 
Feet, 98/. 

B. For Preserving Delicate Plants during Winter. 
No. 4. 23 in. by 17 in., on Stand, 90/ ; on Dwarf 
Feet, 84/. 

No. 5. 29 in. by 20 in., on Stand, 98/ ; on Dwarf 
Feet, 92/. 

No. 6. 35 in, by 23 in., on Stand, 105/ ; on Dwarf 
Feet, 98/. 

Negretti and Zambra's Iron Thermometer, adapted for these cases, %s. 6d. 
To Barr's elegant Albert Cases the same beating principle can be applied, and as they are of various 
sizes, to accommodate large and small window recesses, they constitute an elegant conservatory in the 


The descriptions attached to flowers have frequently formed the subject of humorous criticisms, and not 
unjustly so, as it often happens, in describing a new garden variety, that the introducer descends to such 
minutiae that the general effect of the flower is lost in the multitude of words. Our French friends even surpass us 
in this respect, the genius of their language and the temperament of the nation leading to very florid and detailed 
descriptions, which when translated into our more prosaic English — and this being done without the flower having 
been seen by the translator — results frequently in a jargon of words which only goes to swell out a catalogue, but 
conveys no accurate impression of the effect of the flower in combinations. In respect to Gladioli this has been 
peculiarly so, and has tended greatly to puzzle the amateur, and make it difficult for him to select from a class of 
flowers which in the flower garden produces an exceedingly fine effect ; and to cut for the furnishing of vases is 
invaluable. By a succession of plantings from March to the end of June, a continuous supply of flowers for indoor 
decoration can be had from the beginning of August till the end of December. 

To get rid of the unmeaning descriptions affixed to the Gladioli, we formed a private collection in 1868, so 
that for four seasons we have devoted special attention to a classification of the colours that strike the eye on 
first seeing the flower, omitting the detail of markings and distinctions which make up the tout ensemble of the 
flower, and greatly add to its beauty and interest in the flower garden, but in letterpress only confuse the un- 
initiated. We hope, therefore, that what we have done will be found serviceable to the readers of our Catalogue, 
so that the amateur, by glancing over our selections, can have the particular shades he is desirous of placing in 
combinations. This is the first attempt which has yet been made to classify and arrange this flower in colours, 
and we do not expect it is quite perfect or that it is the form in which we may continue to publish our list of 
Gladioli, but it is a step in the right direction, and we have no doubt will be very acceptable to many of our readers. 

In the first Division we have given the deeper shades of Red ; in the second, the softer shades of Red ; in the 
third, the Salmon-shades, blushes, etc. ; in the fourth, the Ruby Roses, Purples, Purple Mottles, etc. ;' in the 
fifth, the Whites. 

For convenience the prices are quoted for one bulb, but when 12 of one sort arc taken the price "will be 10 lo 15 
percent, less. 


[Time of Planting, March to Midsummer.] 

3800 500 in 23 fine varieties 5 

3801 250 in 25 ,, ,, 2 

3802 100 in 25 ,, ,, 1 


50 in 25 

£ s. 

3806 100 in 100 splendid varieties 63/ to 10 10 

3807 50 in 50 ,, „ 25/ to 5 5 

3808 25 in 25 ,, ,, 10/6 to 2 10 

3809 12 in 12 ,, , 5/6 to 1 10 

3810 Fine mixed, 12/6 per 100, 2/ per dozen. 

3811 Splendid mixed, 21/ per 100, 3/ per dozen. 

3812 Fine mixed scarlets, crimsons, etc. 

Gladioli Roots, varieties of Gandavensis in Special Mixtures. 

per loo. per doz 

3813 Splendid ,, 

3814 Fine mixed roses, etc. 

from Division 

3315 Splendid 

21/ ... 

- 3/ 

30A ... 


21/ ,. 

- 3/ 

30/ ... 

... 4/6 

per loo. per doz 
3316 Finemixed whites, purples, and mot- 
tles, etc., from Division 4 and 5... 21/ 3/ 

3817 Splendid ,, ,, ,, 30/ 4/6 

3818 Finemixed from the three foregoing 21/ 3/ 

3819 Splendid mixed from the three 

foregoing 30/ 4/6 


These are the small first year bulbous offsets, which usually flower the second season after being taken off. 

3820 Spawn from our splendid named Collection of Gladioli, 3/6 per 100 ; 25/ per 1000. 

3821 Bulbs 1 year old, from Spawn, 5 '6 per 100 ; 40/ per 1000. These will ftoioer this year. 

3822 ,, 2 ,, ,, ,, 7/6 „ 60/ ,, ,, ,, 


each. — 3. d. 

3823 Abd-el-Kader, dark rose-salmon 1 3 

3824 Abel Carriere, intense crimson, carmine 

spots 4 6 

3825 Achille, beautiful rich currant-red 1 o 

3826 Admiral Dundas, bright scarlet o 6 

3827 Alexandre, intense crimson-scarlet 1 6 

3828 Anatole Levanneur, rich crimson-scarlet o 6 

3829 Antonius, rich scarlet-cerise, white centre 1 6 

3830 Archimedes, scarlet, shaded rose o 4 

3831 Bowiensis, rose-vermilion scarlet o 4 

3832 Brenchleyensis, 1 rich vermilion-scarlet, 

per 100 12/6,' per doz. 2/- o 3 

3833 Brilliant, crimson-lake 1 3 

3834 Buffon, rich ccrisc-scarlct 2 o 

3835 Cardinal, rich scarlet, blotched ruby 1 6 

3836 Charles Smith, scarlet, striped carmine ... 1 o 

3837 Clemence Delahaye, deep salmon-rose ... 4 o 

3838 Comte de Morny, bright red, shaded lake 1 o 
3339 Comtesse de Bresson, red, striped purple o 4 

each — s. 

3840 Comtesse de Saint Marsault, rose-lake ... o 

3841 Courantii fulgens, crimson-scarlet o 

3842 Cuvier, rich critnson^amarynth o 

3843 De Candolle, bright cerise, stained crimson 1 

3844 Doctor Andry, glowing orange-scarlet o 

3845 Doctor Boisduval, richvermilion-scarlct 2 

3846 Doctor Laroze, crimson, shaded carmine 1 

3847 Don Jua.n, vermilion-scarlet, finely shaded 

crimson 0 

3848 Due de Malalioflf, intense orange-scarlet... 1 

3849 Due de Montebello, rich cerise-scarlet ... 4 
3830 Emile, rich deep red, centre white 1 

3851 Emperor Maximilian, very rich scarlet 

3852 Emperor Napoleon, scarlet, white centre 3 

3853 Ernest Duval, crimson-scarlet o 

3854 Eugene Domage, deep cherry-red 1 

3355 Everard de St. Jean, rich crimson-cerise ^ 

3853 Felicite, rose-scarlet 1 

3857 Flavia, brilliant crimson-scarlet 1 

12, King Street, Coven t Garden, 1872.] 


GLADIOLI — con tin ued. 







each — s. 

Florian, vermiiion-cerisc o 

Fulton, rich scarlet, shaded salmon 1 

Galilee, rich currant-red 1 

Greuze, intense rich cerise, light centre ... 1 

Horace, rich scarlet, white centre 4 

Isis, rich vermilion-scarlet, white centre... 2 

James Carter, intense orange-scarlet 1 

James Veitch, vermi lion-rose-scarlet 2 

James Watt, brilliant vermilion 2 

John Waterer, rose-scarlet, white centre 2 

Keteleer. carmine-rose, blotched lake o 

La Quintinee, orange-salmon 1 

Leonora, rich crimson-cerise 1 

Le Poussin, rich scarlet, white centre 1 

Le Titien, rose-scarlet, with cerise glow... 2 

Linne, intense rich scarlet 2 

Loise Pere, intense orange-scarlet 3 

Lord Byron, rich scarlet-cerise 1 

Louisa, rich scarlet, with cerise glow 2 

Louis van Houtte, rich velvety carmine o 

Mdme. Briot, rose-scarlet, vermilion shade o 

„ E. Verdier, vermilion-crimson ... o 

Malibran, scarlet, shaded crimson 1 

Marechal Macmahon, rose, tinted cerise o 

., Vaillant, very bright scarlet ... 3 

Mars, crimson-scarlet o 

Mazarin, orange-rose-carmine, light centre 1 

Mazeppa, beautiful orange-rose o 

Meteor, intense red, white centre 2 

Meyerbeer, rich scarlet, flamed vermilion 2 

Milton, currant-red, mottled rose 2 

Moise, crimson, with cerise glow 1 

Moliere (D.) orange-carmine o 

Mons. Barrillet Deschamps, rich daz- 
zling scarlet, white centre 




1 6 
o 6 

2 6 

each - 

3892 Mons. Bertin, scarlet, shaded vermilion 

3893 ,, Briot, scarlet, shaded lake 

3894 „ Chauviere, crimson, mottled purple 

3895 „ Cliarles Michel, vermilion-red... 

3896 ,, Corbay, scarlet, mottled vermilion 

3897 „ Eugene Delamarre, crimson, with 

a golden glow 

3898 „ Legouve, rose-scarlet 

3899 , , Vavin, scarlet, shaded cerise 

3900 Montaigne, rich flame-scarlet 

3901 Napoleon III. , rich crimson-scarlet 

3902 Neptune, crimson 

3903 Newton, rich velvety crimson 

3904 Othello, scarlet shaded salmon 

3905 Pluton, deep red, feathered white 

3906 Premices de Montrouge, intense crimson 

3907 President Jules Duprey, scarlet, shaded 


3908 Prince of Wales, crimson, white centre ... 

3909 Raphael, rich vermilion-crimson 

3910 Rembrandt, cerise, shaded crimson 

3911 Robert Fortune, orange-lake, white centre 

3912 Romulus, brilliant dark red, white centre 

3913 Roi Leopold, currant-red, mottled white ... 

3914 Rubens, bright vermilion-scarlet 

3915 Sir William Hooker, rose-cerise and while 

3916 Stephenson, brilliant carmine... 

3917 Surprise, lovely rosc-amarynth 

3918 Theodore, gooseberry-red, shaded lake 

3919 Thunberg, cerise, white centre 

3920 Tom Pouce, crimson-scarlet 

3921 Vandyck, crimson-amarynth 

3922 Victor Verdier, fiery crimson 

3923 Virgil, bright glowing crimson 

3924 Vulcan, intense velvety crimson 


Adrien de MerinviUe, rose-carmine o 

Agl39, light scarlet, mottled rose o 

Anna, light vermilion-cerise 2 

Argus, soft flamed scarlet, white centre ... 4 

Bijou, salmon, flamed scarlet 4 

Chateaubriand, rose, shaded scarlet o 

Due de Brabant, rose, shaded scarlet 1 

Fanny Rouget, beautiful rose o 

Felicien David, delicate rose-cerise 1 

Gil Bias, 7-ose, mottled cerise o 

Gloire de France, rose, shaded vermilion- 
scarlet 4 

Hebe, rose-carmine, bizarred white o 

Lord Raglan, rose, mottled scarlet 1 

Mdme. Duclos, rose, striped carmine 5 

6 3939 Mdme. Furtado (Truffaut), rose, sufficed 

6 I scarlet 

6 ! 3940 Maria Verdier, rich rose, white centre ... 

6 I 3941 Midas, rose-scarlet 

6 1 3942 Mirabilis, rich rose 

6 { 3943 Moliere (Souchet), cerise-scarlet and white 

6 3944 Mons. Blouet, rose, shaded carmine 

3 J 3945 „ Eugene Glady, rose, flamed vermilion 

6 394S Pline, rose, flatned cerise- lake 

6 3947 President Bouisson, rose, flamed vermilion 
3948 Doumet,//^ vermilion-rose ... 

6 3949 ,, Payen, rose, stained carmine ... 
6 3950 Racine, fine rose-cerise, blotched carmine... 
o 3951 Sir Joseph Paxton, delicate scarlet-rose . . . 
6 3952 Souvenir de M. Boyer, rose, flamed scarlet 

I 3953 Theresa, blush, shaded rose-salmon 


3968 Mons. A Brogniart, rose, shaded orange 

3969 „ Geray, rose, shaded lake 

3970 „ Lebrun d Albane, orange-scarlet 

3971 ,, Vinchon, fine salmon-rose 

3972 Nanquinus, apricot-orange 

3973 Nemesis, delicate rose, shading to white... 

3974 Olympe Lescuyer, blush, flamed carmine 

3975 Pallas, rose-carmine, striped purple 

3976 Princess Clothilde, rose, flaked purple ... 

3977 Princess Frederick William, carmine-rose, 
blazed rose 

3978 Seraphine, rose, spotted carmine 

3979 VlyssQ, flue glossy rose 


Courantii Salmoneus, golden salmon 2 

Daphne, rose, flamed salmon o 

Duchesse de Padoue, rose, variegated cerise 3 

Edulia, violet and white 1 

Endymion, rose, carmine o 

Eveline Bryere, rose, flamed vermilion ... o 

Goliath, rose, flamed salmon o 

Julia, pink suffused carmine 7 

Mdme. Monneret, rose, spotted carmine ... o 

,, Place, delicate rose, white centre ... o 

,, Rendatler, carnation and carmine o 

„ Victor Verdier, rose.flaked carmine o 

Mdlle. Emma Livry, rose-salmon 2 

„ Quetel, rose, mottled vermilion ... o 


Agathe, blush rose, mottled lake 

Anais, cerise, tinted orange 2 

Apollon, rose-lilac, with purple glow 2 

Bernard de Jussieu, violet, tinted cherry 3 

Bernard de Palissy, cerise-scarlet 1 

Calypso, blush-rose, flaked carmine o 

Celine, blush-rose, marbled carmine o 

Charles Dickens, rose, marbled carmine 1 

Circe, rose-lilac, white centre 2 

Clemence, rose, striped pink o 

Cleopatra, rose-lake, mottled lake 2 

Cornelie, rich cerise-lake, shaded white ... 3 

Czar Alexandre, Mush rose, mottled lilac 5 

De Humboldt, rich rose-magenta 5 

Diomede, velvety carmine, mottled zuhile... 1 

Donna Maria, purple-lake, mottled ruby ... 2 

Dr. Lindley, rich carmine-cerise 2 

Edith, blush, mottled rose, striped purple., o 

3998 E. G. Henderson, rose-lake, blotched ruby 

3999 Elegans, rose-puce, prominent white centre 

4000 Elizabeth, crimson-lake, mottled while 

4001 Emilie, violet-rose, flaked white 

4002 Erato, lake and white, mottled 

4003 Eugene Scribe, light rose-carmine 

4004 Fenelon, rose-lake, suffused white 

4005 Henriette, blush white, flamed rose-lilac 

4006 Homere, rose-lake, white centre 

4007 Hortense, rose, mottled rich lake 

4003 Irma, cerise-lake, striped carmine 

4009 Jeanne Hachette, blush, shaded cerise ... 

4010 Jenny Lind, delicate rose, variegated 

4011 Lacepede, rose-puce, suffused white 

4012 La Favourite, rose-lake, mottled rose 

4013 Laura, deep rose-lake and while 

4014 Le Dante, beautiful rose, stained white ... 

4015 Lelia, blush, mottled peach and purple 





















































































































































[b'arr and Sugdcn, 

GLADIOLI— -continued. 


4016 Leonard de Vinci, purple, light centre . . . 

4017 Living-stone, rich purple, striped crimson 

4018 LOrnement des Parterres, ruby-rose 

4019 Mdme. Chauviere, lilac, blotched crimson 

4020 de Sevigny, cerise, white centre ... 

4021 „ Domag-e, blush, mottled carmine ... 

4022 „ Dombraiii, rose-cerise, shaded white 

4023 ,, Furtado (Souchet), rose-pink, 

blazed ruby, very pretty : 

4024 Paillet, cerise-crimson 

4025 RZLbOUr&Ul, carmine, mottled white 

4026 „ Souchet,ruby-rose, blotched car m in c 

4027 ,, Vilmorin, silvery rose- lilac 

4028 Mdlle. Clara Loise, bright ruby, rose-cat - 


4029 „ Muller, blush, rose-mottled 

4030 Mary Stuart, white, flushed, and striped 


4031 Mehul, blush, shaded rich currant-red ... 

4032 Michel Ange, rote-lake, white centre 

4033 Mozard, rose-ccrise, white centre 

4034 Naomi, rose-lilac, feathered ruby 

4035 Orphee, rose-cerise, mottled white 

4033 Oscar, rich rose-lake, white centre 

4037 Osiris, rich purple-violet 

Division V. 



























































Adanson, while, lined rose-magenta 

Angele, white, mottled rose-lake 

Aristote, blush-white, mottled carmine 

Belle Gabrielle, white, shaded rose 

Berthe Rabourdin, white, mottled carm 

Canova, white, mottled rose-lake 

Ceres, white, mottled rose-purple 

Cherubini, white, blazed purple 

Danac, white, mottled lilac 

Delicatissima, white, blazed rose-lilac ... 
Diana, white, stained and mottled carmine 

Etendard, white, variegated lilac 

Eugenie Verdier, white, mottled violet ... 
Eurydice, white, blotched purple-crimson... 

Flore, white, mottled rose-violet 

Galathee, blush white, mottled purple 

Helene, white, blotched violet 

Imperatrice, white, shaded carnation . . . 
,, Eugenie, while, blazed rose, 

Isabelle, white, blotched carmine 

Isoline, white, feathered ruby 

,, Dumas, 'white, mottled carmine ... 

Jeanne d'Arc, while, tinged carmine 

John Bull, white, mottled lilac 

Junon, zohitc, mottled lilac 

Lady Franklin, white, mottled rose-cerise 
La Fiancee, clear white, striped purple ... 
Mdme. Adele Souchet, white and violet... 
,, Allister, white, mottled rose-lake ... 

„ Binder, white, striped carmine 

,, Chas. Verhulst, white, mottled lilac 
,, Desportes, white, mottled rose-lilac 
„ Isabelle de Pouperon, white and 


Isidore Salles, white, blotched purple 





































































each — 

Penelope, blush, mottled and shaded rose... 

Pericles, rose- lake, while centre 

Peter Lawson, white a nd rose-lake, mottled 
Picciola, rose-pink, flaked crimson-ruby ... 

Picturata, bright carmine-rose 

Princess Alice, rose-lilac, while centre 

,, Julie, blush-lilac, mottled while 
,, Mathilde, blush, mottled carmine 
Quadrangularis, blush, mottled carmine... 

Reine de Prusse, blush, mottled violet 

Rev. Berkeley, rose-lake, tinged violet . . . 
R. P. Ker, delicate ruby-rose, white centre... 

Rosa Bonheur, white, mottled lilac 

Rosea perfecta, rose, tinged violet 

Rosine, dark amarynth-red 

Rubis, rose-lake, suffused white 

Semiramis, rose-carmine and white 

Spectabilis, soft rose-lilac and purple 

Stuart Lowe, carmine-rose, mottled while 

Sultana, satin-rose, blazed carmine 

Thomas Methven, violet, tinted ruby -rose 
Thomas Moore, carmine-rose,mottlcdwhitc 

Velleda, blush lilac, feathered ruby 

Viscomtesse de Belleval, rose-carmine ... 
Walter Scott, bright ruby, rose-carmine ... 


4039 Mdme. Leseble, white, variegated carmine 

4100 „ Loise- Chauviere, white and rose ... 

4101 ,, Periere, white, mottled lilac 

4102 „ Rougier Chauviere, white, tinged 

and tipped rose 

4103 Mdlle. Jenny Desbordes, white and purple 

4104 ,, Nilsson, blush white, mottled rose 

4105 Maria Dumortier, white and ruby-rose ... 

4106 Marie, white, variegated lilac 

4107 Marquise de Pompadour, white, heavily 

mottled, and stained carmine 

4L08 Martha, white, flamed rose-carmine 

4109 Mathilde de Landevoisin, white, tinged 

4110 Nelly, white, tinged and flaked carmine... 

4111 Ninon de l'Enclos, white, tinged carmine 

4112 Norma, white, blazed lilac 

4113 Pellonia, white, variegated rose 

4114 President Muller, white, stained ruby ... 

4115 Prince deServie, white, stained violet ... 

4116 ,, Imperial, white, blotched ruby 

4117 Princess Mary of Cambridge, white, 

mottled lilac and blotched ruby ... 

4118 Of Wales, while and purple ... 

4119 Rebecca, white, mottled rose-lilac 

4120 Reine Hoitonse, white, mottledrosc-carmine 

4121 ,, Victoria, -pure white, edged rose 

4122 Regina, white, sometimes tinted, lilac ....... 

4123 Schiller, while, blotched purple-crimson ... 

4124 Shakespeare, white, stained rose-carmine 

4125 Stella, white, flamed red-carmine 

4126 Sultan Abd-el-Aziz, white and carmine ... 

4127 Sultana, white and carmine 

4128 Sylphide, white, mottled rose-lake 

4129 Uranie, white, blazed rose-purple 

4130 Versicolor, white, mottled lilac 

4131 Vesta, white, shaded and mottled lilac 

I 3 

7 fi 

8 o 

s <> 

j o 

7 e 

l o 

I t> 

I o 
O (J 

3 o 

0 4 

1 6 

3 6 
o 4 

4 6 
o 9 

0 9 

2 6 

1 6 

2 O 

3 6 


Division VI 

Canary, canary, striped purple o 6 

Citrinus, sulphur i o 

Eldorado, yellow, variegated purple o io 

Lord Granville, canary, variegated lilac ... o 9 


4136 Ophir, yellow, purple mottled 1 0 

4137 Solfaterre, jonquil-yellow 1 o 

4138 Sulphurous, sulphur, feathered ruby o 9 



4139 100 in 25 splendid varieties 1 5 o I 4142 250 in 10 splendid varieties 2 2 o 

4140 50 in 25 ,, ,, o 14 o 4143 100 „ ,, o 15 o 

4141 25 in 25 , , o 7 6 I 4144 50 , , , , o 3 5 

4145 Fine mixed Seedlings of Ramosus 12s. 6d, per 100 2j. od. per doz. 

4146 Splendid mixed Seedlings of ditto 2.1s. od. ,, y. od. 

4147 Beautiful mixed Seedlings from Guernsey 21s. od. ,, ^s. cd. ,[ 

The names of the Ramosus varieties will be found in Bulb Catalogue, Autumn, 1871. 



4148 1 eaeh, 25 varielies for pots. ..30/, 42/, to 60 o 

4149 1 eaeh, 12 ,, ,, ...10/6, 15/, to 30 o 
41C0 1 each, 6 ,, ,, ...5/6, 7/6, to 10 6 

4151 3 each, 25 varieties, for out-doors.. .42/' to 

4152 3 each, 12 

4153 1 each, 12 

15/ to 
...5/6 to 


12, King Street, Cover! Garden, 1872.] 

LILIES— continued. 

4154 Auratum, the qolden-raycd Lily of Japan. We have in our Experimental Grounds bloomed and 

described hundreds of this lily. The variations are almost endless : some are profusely and heavily 
spotted, others sparingly spotted, and some almost white ; some have bronze instead of gold bands, 
others again produce very large Jlowers, and others small, medium-sized Jlowcrs, etc. ; then again- 
some are beautifully formed, and others are deficient in this respect, but all arc beautiful and. 

fragrant, though differing in their market value i/, 1/6, 2/6, 3/6, and j 6 

Bulb Catalogue of 1871 wtll be found a descriptive detailed list of Lilies, with an article on their culture, 

arrangement ', and value in the flower garden ; copies on application to those who may not have had our Hit lb 



These much-prized flowers resemble the Stephanotis, but with the tube of the flower perfectly double. For 
bouquets, for button-holes, and for ladies' dresses, they are greatly prized for their delicious perfume and their 
snow-while blossoms. With a little trouble they can be had in bloom from May on to November by succes- 
sional plantings, and for imparting a sweet odour in the Conservatory or in the hall, they are matchless. 

Treatment. — Bulbs intended for succession should be placed on a dry shelf where the frost cannot reach 
them. Once a fortnight plant a few singly, in five or six inch pots, plunge in tan or any other gentle bottom 
heat, and attend to the watering till the flower-buds appear. {Neglecting to water, or not giving sufficient, causes 
the plants to go blind.) Then remove to the Conservatory, or wherever the flowers are required. 

The American Tuberoses have been very greatly extolled by such growers as Mr. Standish, of Ascot, who 
maintains that finer flowers and a greater quantity are produced from these than from the French or Italian Roots. 
We have sent to America for a supply of Tuberoses, which we expect to reach England in January or February. 

4155 Double Italian per dozen, $s. 6d. | 4156 Double Italian, extra strong roots, perdoz., 5c 6di 

4157 American Double Tuberoses per dozen, 6s. 

SWEET SCENTED VIOLETS. See fourth page of Order Sheet. 
ALPINE SUCCULENTS. See fourth page of Order Sheet. 
ALPINE PLANTS. See fourth page of Order Sheet. 
HERBACEOUS PLANTS. See fourth page of Order Sheet. 


We have still in abundance, consisting of Daisies of sorts, Pansier, of sorts, Aubrietia, Alyssum, Arabis, 
Forget-Me-Not, Dwarf Phloxes, Pinks, Violas, Silenes, Snponarias, Rockets, etc. For prices and articles on 
Spring Gardens, see Bulb Catalogue, 1871. 


See Lllnstrations in last issue of Seed Catalogue, and also in Bulb Catalogue, corresponding with the numbers as 


No. i, 2/ ; No. 2, 3/6 ; No. 3, 3/ ; No. 4, 3/ ; No. 5, 3/ ; No. 6, 3/ ; No. 7, 3/ ; No. 8, 3/ ; No. 9, 3/6 ; No. 10, 
3/ ; No. 12, 3/6 ; No. 13, 4/ ; No. 14, 4/ ; No. 15, 3/6 ; No. 16, 4/ ; No. 17, 4/6 ; No. 18, 3/6 ; No. 19, 
4/6 ; No. 20, 3/ ; No. 21, 3/6; No. 22, 3/. 

Saynor's Pruning Scissors 3/ I Saynor's Vine Scissors 3/6 

Ladies' Pruning Scissors 3/6 | ,, Flower Gatherers, 6 in. 3/6, 7 in 4/6 

Saynor's Propagating Scissors, 3/. 





For superiority of action, strength, 
and finish, these high class Garden 
Syringes are without exception the best 
in the market. The bore of the barrel is 
perfectly true, which makes the action of 
the piston very easy. The packing is 
finished in a very superior manner, and 
this secures the full complement of water 
being drawn into the barrel, while the 
stuffing-box prevents its escape at the 
handle, and the correct boring of the rose 
ensures a perfectly even discharge. Tims, 
with these Syringes the maximum of work 
can be accomplished with the minimum 
of manual labour. All the Syringes can 
be fitted with the Angle-joint, as shown 
in No. 1, so that even a lady, in syringing 
her fern-case or miniature conservator}', 
can enjoy the full advantages of this mode 
of washing the plants from beneath, or 
in any other way where the Angle-joint 
is necessary. 


As illustrated and described above, with 1 Jet and 2 Roses, with Ball Valves. 

No. I, Garden Syringe 18 inches Ion?, diameter 1^ inches 21/ ; if with angle-joint, 

No. 2, Garden Syringe 15 ,, „ ,, ij 15/ 

No. 3, Gentlemen's Syringe 15 ,, ,, ,, 1 12/fi 

No. 4, Ladies' Syringe 13A ,, ,, ,, 1 10/ 

No. 5, Fern Case Syringe... 7 ~ „ ,, with one rose only 5/6 

7/6 extra. 

7/ H 

6/5 „ 
6/ „ 
4/6 ,. 


A good strong useful Syringe which can be recommended, with 1 Jet and 1 Rose, with Ball Valve. 
No. 6, Garden Syringe 18 in. long, dia. i| in. 15/ | No. 8, Gentlemen's Syringe 14 in. long, dia. t in. 

No. 7, Garden Syringe 14 

i| ,, 11/ I No. 9, Ladies' Syringe 12^ 


74 \_Barr av.d Sugden, 


Barb & Sugden, Agents, Wholesale and Retail, for 

STANDEN'S GARDENERS' AND AMATEURS' FRIEND MANURE, inodorous, highly concentrated, and exceedingly 
rich in the most fertilizing qualities. It is much more efficient than manure-water or guano. It is laid in small quantities 
on the surface of the pot, and watered in, thus effecting a great saving in labour ; and, being perfectly inodorous, it may be 
applied to plants in conservatories adjoining the drawing-room, or even to plants in a sitting-room. In the garden it is 
sprinkled on the surface, raked in, ana then watered. On grass it soon produces a fine rich green sward. To the Amateur 
it is a most valuable acquisition, and to the Gardener and Nurseryman, a real friend. Sample canisters, 1*. and 2s. Gd. ; 
large canisters, 5s. Gd., 10s. Bd-, and 21s. No. 1 is applied to hard-wooded plant3, such as Azaleas, Camellias, Roses, Fruit 
Trees, Vegetables, etc. No. 2 is for soft-wooded plants, such as Geraniums, etc. 

Barr & Sugden, Agents, Wholesale and Retail, for 
McDOUG ALL'S PHOSPHATIC MANURE, prepared by those eminent chemists with great care for plants in conser- 
vatories, greenhouses, stoves, flower beds and borders, and for vine and peach-borders, vines in pots, orchard-house plants, 
and kitchen-garden crops. It induces early maturity, and a free, vigorous growth, producing more richly-coloured and 
perfectly-formed flowers, larger, better-coloured, and liner flavoured fruits, and superior vegetables, than can be had by 
using farm-yard manure only, liquid manure, or guano. The Phosphatic Manure possesses the stimulating properties of the 
finest Peruvian Guano, with a large proportion of soluble phosphates which furnish a supply of food till the crops are 
matured ; it does not leave the soil impoverished, which is frequently the case when stimulating compounds only are used, 
but it increases the fertility of the soil. Messrs. John Standish & Co., Royal Nurseries, Ascot, have extensively used thi« 
manure, and say: — "The Phosphatic Manure seems to suit everything. We put 2 lbs. to a barrow-load of potting soil, and 
it is wonderful how the plants root into it and flourish." Sample canisters, Is. and 2s. Gd. ; 14 lb. bag, os. Gd. • \ cwt. do., 
10«.; £ cwt. do., 18s.; 1 cwt. do., 35s. We also supply an excellent Phosphatic Manure, by the same eminent chemists, for 
agricultural purposes, and which can be applied to all kinds of green crops, wheat, grass, etc., per Lj cwt. bag, 25s., or 18s. 
per cwt. Considerable advantage is given if purchased by the ton. Terms on application. 

LAWSON'S PHOSPHO GUANO.— Of this manure Professor Liebig rpeaks as follows :— " I can say with conviction that 
I never had in hand a better sort of artificial manure, far superior in its quality, and certainly also in its efficacy, to the best 
Peruvian Guano." In canisters, Is. and 2s. Gd. each. 

FOWLER'S ECONOMIC GARDEN MANURE.— The effectiveness and permanence of its action is greater than Guano 
or Farm Yard Manure. In cwt. bags, 21s., in 14 lb. cases, 3s. Gd. 

The following valuable Garden Manures we also keep in stock, and can recommend. Tliey are pure, and 

warranted of the best quality. The Peruvian Guano and Cubic Petre we have out of bond : — 
PERUVIAN GUANO, Pceh.— The roost stimulating, and, at the same time, the most rapidly available food for Plants 

generally, and being perfectly soluble, it is the most easily converted into Liquid Manure, bd. per lb.; or in canisters, 

with primed directions for use, Is. and 2s. Gd. 
CUBIC PETRE, Pcbe. — This is used largely as a dressing for Grass and Green Crops, and the effect on these is quickly 

perceptible. In a liquid state, applied to Fuchsias, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Celery, etc., the results are most 

satisfactory, bd. per lb. ; or in canisters, with printed directions, Is. and 2s. 6d. 
SULPHATE OF AMMONIA, Puke.— An exceedingly useful stimulant, which may advantageously be applied to Grass, 

Potatoes, etc., and, in a liquid state, to Flowers in beds and borders, and to Chrysanthemums in or out of pots, bd. per 

lb. ; or in canisters, with printed directions, Is. and 2s. Gd. 
CRUSHED BONES.— This we recommend for Tine Borders, mixing with the soil in planting Fruit Trees, and also mixing 

with potting soils for such plants as Pelargoniums, etc., 4a!. per lb. ; or in canisters, with printed directions, Is. and 2s. Gd. 
DISSOLVED BONES.— This is a very superior superphosphate of lime. It is chiefly used for Grass; but, if sprinkled on 

the surface of the soil of Flower Beds and Borders, its action on the plants is most beneficial, and it also is an effectual 

preventive against the depredations of snails and slugs, id. per lb.; or in canisters, with printed directions, Is. and 2s. Gd. 

Barr & Sugden, Agents for London. 
WATSON'S WEED-DESTROYING LAWN-SAND.— A valuable introduction for destroying Daisies, Dandelions, Plantain, 
and all other tap-rooted weeds on lawns, and at the same time improving the grass. Its value hus been thoroughly 
tested for three seasons, and it can, therefore, with confidence be recommended. Price, in London, 2s. Gd., ~>s. Gd., and 
10s. Gd. per canister; half cwt. keg, 21s. ; one cwt. keg, 40s. 
COCOA NUT FIBRE, specially prepared by us with charcoal, for growing Ferns in Plant-Cases, and Bulbs in Jardinets, 
Glasses, etc. We confidently recommend this article ; in it Hyacinths and Early-flowering Bulbs root with great free- 
dom, and throw up finer spikes of bloom than under any other artificial method of culture we have ever adopted. No. 1 
quality, 6s. per bushel; 2s. per peck. No. 2 quality, 4«. 60". per bushel ; Is. Gd. per peck. 
COCOA NUT FIBRE, finely sifted, 3s. Gd. per bushel. COCOA NUT FIBRE as received, 2s. Gd. per bushel. 
SOILS FOR POTTING, such as Pkat, Lbaf-soil, Virgin Loam, Silver Sand, etc., 3s. Gd. per bushel. 

Barr & Sugden, Agents for London, Wholesale and PcETATL, for 
THOMSON'S STYPTIC, a most valuable remedy for preventing the bleeding of Vines after pruning; alpo used in 
grafting and budding, and as a preventive to geranium and other cuttings damping off, by simply smearing the end of the 
cutting, 3s. per bottle, with full printed directions for use. 


Barr & Sugden, Agents, Wholesale and Retail, for 
FOWLER'S GARDENERS' INSECTICIDE, the best and safest article for effectually preventing and destroying Plant 
Insects, etc., such as Rkd Spider, Green and Black Ply, Ants, Scale, Thrip, American Blight, Mildew, 
Cankee, etc., without injury to Plant or Tree. Sold in jars at Is. 6d., 3s., os. Gd., and 10s., with directions 
for use. 

„ TOBACCO POWDER. In tins, Is., Is. 6J., and 5s. 

„ TOBACCO PAPER, per lb., Is. Gd. 

MEALY PUG DESTROYER, per bottle, Is., 2s. Gd., 5s. and 10s. 
WILKIE'S CONDENSED COMPOSITION, for destroyins Mealy Bug, Scale, and Thrip. In bottles, 2s., 3s. Gd., and 6s. 
THE APHIS WASH, for destroying Aphis, Red Spider, Blight, etc. In jars, Is. each. 

THE GISHURST COMPOUND, in boxes; well known and greatly valued a3 an effectual Insect-killer, and much 111 
demand for dressing fruit-trees in winter, destroying the larvae of insects, and improving the health of the trees so 
operated upon, Is., 3s., aod 10s. Gd. each. 
VERY SUPERIOR TOBACCO PAPER, Is. Gd. per lb.; very superior Tobacco RaG, or Rope, Is. 9i. per lb. 
COLLYEtt & ROBERTS'S TOBACCO TISSUE, an excellent fumigator, 3s. Gd. per lb. The same perfumed, 4s. per lb. 
POOLEY'S TOBACCO POWDER is greatly in demand for destroying Insects and Blight by simply dusting it over the 
plants ; the effect of the powder" on ferns and soft -wooded plants is truly marvellous. Canisters, Is., 2s. Gd., and 
os. each. The Powder Distributors, 2s. Gd., 3s. Gd., and 5s. each. 
„ TOBACCO GRAINS, for fumigating. In 1 lb. canvas ba 2 s. Is. 3d. ; in casks, 14 lbs. and upwards, Is. per lb. 
„ TOBACCO SOAP, for washing plants. In 1 lb. tins, Is. ; in firkins or half-firkins, 9d. per lb. 

APHIS BRUSH.— The Amateur wfll find this bruvh invaluable for removing the 
green fly, etc., from roses, geraniums, fuchsias, and other plants, in or out of 
doors. The hairs are soft and flexible, so that when the tender shoot is passed 
between the brushes, it is freed from the insects, and is uninjured by the 
process. 2s. Gd. each ; in a neat case for ladies, 4s. Gd. 

Barr & Sugden, Wholesale Agents for 
THE FRETTINGHAM COMPOUND ; this destroys all kinds cf insects and mildews that infest plants, whether under glass 
or out of doors. Per bot-.le, Is. ; per gal. jar, os. Gd. ; per half. gal. jar 3s ; in casks containing 10 or 12 gals., 4s. Gd. per 

12, King St net, Coven t Garden, 1872. J 16 



Novelties and Specialities in Flower Seeds for 1872 page 3 

Collections of Stocks, Asters, Wallflowers, Everlastings, Zinnias, Antirrhinums, 



Phloxes, Poppies, Portulacas, Salpiglossis, Trop.eolums 7 to 10 

Collections of Carnations, Picotees, Pelargoniums, and Geraniums 

Paxtoman Collections of Flower Seeds 

Vilmorin's Atlas of Flowers, with about 12,000 Illustrations of Popular Plants 

Robinson's Parks, Promenades, and Gardens of Paris 

General Descriptive List of Annuals, Perennials, Tree, and Shrub Seeds 

,, Climbers and Twiners 

,, ,, Ornamental Gourds 


Maize or Indian Corn 50 and 67 




List of Flower Seeds by Weight 

Mixed Gourds, Grasses, and Flower Seeds, for Wildernesses 


Roots and Plants .page 65 

Agricultural Seeds 6b 

Grass Seeds for Lawns 68 

Collections of Vegetable Seeds .page 52 

Leguminous Plants 53 

Edible Leaved ft Edible Flowered Plants 55 

,, Rooted Plants 58 

Fruited 60 

Salad Plants 62 

Sweet, Pot, and Garnishing Herbs 65 

,, for Parks, Meadows, and 

Permanent Pasture 63 

Blundell's Cattle Melons and Cattle 
Marrows, Highly Nutritive Cattle Food 69 



Artichoke, Globe jc 

,, Jerusalem 66 

Asparagus Seed „.., 55 

„ Roots 66 

Rarbe^de Capucin 62 

Beans, Broad, French and 

Runners 54 

Beet, edible leaved 55 

,, „ rooted 58 

Borecole, Kale, or Greens ... 55 

„ garnishing 65 

Broccoli 56 

Brussels Sprouts 57 

Cabbage 57 

Cabbage Savoy 57 

Capsicum and Chili 60 

Cardoon 57 

Carrot 58 

Cauliflower 58 

Celery 62, 

Chervil 62 

Corn Salad, syn. Lamb's 

Lettuce 63 


Chives 67 

Couve Tronchuda, syn. Sea- 
Kale Cabbage 57 

Cress, Plain, Curled, Ameri- 
can, Australian, etc. ... 63 

Cucumber, Frame 60 

Cucumber, Ridge 60 

Currant Seeds 62 

Dandelion 62 

Egg Plant, syn. Aubergine... 61 

Endive 63 

French Beans 55 

Garlic 67 

Garnishing Herbs 64 

Gooseberry Seeds 62 

Gourds or Pumpkins 62 

Herb Seeds, sweet and pot... 65 

„ Plants 67 

,, Garnishing 65 

Ice Plant 65 

Indian Corn for table 67 

Knol KhoL, syn. Kohl Rabi... 57 

Leek 58 


Lettuce 63 

Love Apple, syn. Tomato ... 61 

Maize, for table 67 

Mallow, curled 65 

Marrow, Vegetable 62 

Martynia, for pickling. 61 

Melon 61 

Mushroom Spawn , 67 

Mustard 64 

Nasturtium, for pickling 61 

Onion 58 

,, Potato or Underground 67 

» Tree 67 

Parsley 65 

Parsnip 59 

Peas 53 

Potatoes 65 

Pumpkins or Gourds 62 

Radish 64 



Raspberry Seed 62 

Rhubarb Seeds 58 




Rhubarb Roots 

Savoy Cabbage 

Salsify (Vegetable Oyster) 


Sea-Kale Seeds 

„ Roots 

„ Beet 

,, Cabbage 

Shallots 6 

Skirret 5y 

Sorrel 64 

Spinach 5S 

n Beet 55 

Squash » 60 

Strawberry Seeds 62 

„ Plants 67 

Tarragon 67 

Tomato, syn. Love Apple ... 61 

Turnip 5<y 

Vegetable Marrow 6:. 

Vines, 55. 6d. to 15s. each 

Yams, Chinese 67 

THAMES EMBANKMENT, "INNER CIRCLE," illustrated, page 67. 
FINE LAWN GRASS — For improving old lawns, or laying down new lawns, croquet grounds, and 

bowling-greens, see page 68. 
WATSON'S LAWN SAND —A preparation for destroying weeds on lawns without injuring the grass. Canisters 

2S. 6d. t cjj. 6d., and 10s. 6d. Seepage 74. 
BROWN'S B B LAWN MOWERS are the machines we specially recommend. See page 51. 


Gladioli, splendid varieties of Gandavensis, arranged in Colours , , .page 70 

,, fine varieties of Ramosus, etc * 72 

Lilies, for the formation of permanent beds and pot culture 72 

Anemones, Ranunculus, Cyclamen, Amaryllis, etc., etc. See Bulb Catalogue. 

Tuberoses, valued for their delicious perfume and white Stephanotis-like flowers 73 

Saynor's Knives, Scissors, etc 73 

Flowering Plants for Spring Gardening. See Bulb Catalogue. 

Plants for Sub-Alpine Mounds, Miniature Beds, Rock-work, Rustic-work, etc. See Order Sheet, and 

for fuller particulars see Bulb Catalogue. 
On the Formation of Permanent Miniature Window Gardens. See Illustrations and descriptions in 

Bulb Catalogue of 1871. 


Standen'S Gardeners' and Amateur's Friend . . .page 74 

McDougall's Phosphatic Manure 74 

Lawson's Phospho-Guano 74 

Fowler's Economic Garden Manure 74 

Peruvian Guano (pure), Cubic Petre (pure), 
Sulphate of Ammonia (pure), Crushed Bones 

and Dissolved Bones 74 

The Gishurst Compound 74 

Fowler's Insecticide, Tobacco Powder, Tobacco page 

Paper, and Mealy Bug Destroyer 74 

Pooley's Tobacco Powder, Tobacco Soap cv. Grains' 74 

Tobacco Paper and Rag 74 

Tobacco Tissue 74 

The Paxton Fumigator, 12J. 6d. and 15.5. 74 

The Aphis Brush 74 

The Frettingham Compound 74 

•ON ORDER SHEET (accompanying the Catalogue) will be found a detailed list of Tiffanies, Netting, Canvas, 
and Horticultural requisites, useful and ornamental. 


[Barr and Sugdcn, 



The mechanism of our No. 1 portable Garden Engine is simple, but of the highest order. It works easily, 
possessing all .the advantages and embracing the latest improvements in Garden Engines. It will throw a con- 
tinuous stream of water 40 feet, being the greatest distance which has yet been attained by this class of Engine, so 
that the maximum of work may be obtained with the minimum of labour. The Engine will draw water through 
a f-inch suction-hose from a distance of 60 feet, so that with the end of the pipe placed in a well, pond, or 
stream, a large quantity of water may soon be distributed over the garden, or used for extinguishing fires in 
dwelling-houses or farmyards. The value of this Engine" can, hardly be over-estimated for washing fruit-trees, 


No. 1. No. 2. 

standard roses, syringing the conservatory, and cleansing windows. On hop-farms it will be of great service for 
cleansing the hops, or syringing them with tobacco- water. We have added a stuffing-box to prevent the escape 
of water at the handle, and have placed the waste-pipe on the off-side, so that the operator may work a whole 
day without wetting himself — a matter of considerable importance. An angle-joint, similar to that used in con- 
nection with our Syringe, can be applied for syringing plants from beneath, or in other positions not in a straight 
line from the operator. The Engine is supplied, at the price quoted, with a f-inch two-feet suction hose and 
strainer, and a discharge-pipe of the same diameter and length, including a jet and two roses. We may 
remark that the Engine, from its superior fittings and workmanship, does not readily get out of repair, and when 
it does so it is very easily put into working order again. Price 50s - . Extra hose, is. 2d. per foot run. 

The construction of this Engine is in all respects the same as No. 1 , but with a shorter piston and smaller 
barrel. It will throw a continuous stream of water 30 feet, and is worked* with great ease. To lady gardeners 

and amateurs it is a boon. Price 42;. 

Brf.haut's Pruning Scissors, largest size, 5/ 
,, Orchard -house , , medium size, 4/6 
,, Rose ,, smallest size, 4/ 

It'would hardly be possible to over-estimate 
the value of Mr. Brebaut's scissors. They are 
light, and do their work better than any English 
or French scissors which have yet been intro- 
duced 1 ; cutting as clean as a knife, and the curve 
in the blades prevents the possibility of cutting 
more than is intended. To the amateur they 
are invaluable, while to the gardener they are a 
necessity. They are of various sizes, and we 
recommend the Rose Scissors to ladies, being 
the lightest. 

The Selby Flower Gatherer. 
It would be impossible to say too much in favour of 
the Selby Flower Gatherer. In its construction, the 
spring guide follows the action of the scissors, and 
thereby infallibly secures hold of what the scissors 
cut. 5/6 each. 

Barr's Portable Transmission Japanned Tin Cut 
Flower Cases, in compartments, 25/- to 47,-, 
according to strength and size. 

Barr's Portable Transmission Japanned Tin 
Bouauet Cases. 7/-. 8/-. and o/-, according to size. 

B U LBS,] 8 7 2. 



oo ; 










O) rf^ kO P 


















p- aq 

2 § 

cc m 

p 2 

p P* 





o> a> co 
Pi Pi 

to to t— 

tO O 00 

CO " 

I- " 



p - 






OO ^ 


© OS C5 

p,, Pj pu 

P - 

4^ ^ tO 
00 ^ ^ 

p p p 

o o o 
P - ^ £T 



fcO kO p 

o o 
p. p- 




3. - 

o ^ 


P 5 P - 


P> CD 

& ft 

i 5 

< CD 

5 » 

3 p- 

CD >— < 

P P 

P- N 

$ * 

CD *9 

^ r 

P o 

cd a 

P- 1 P 






This, vernal suns and rains will swell, 
Till from its dark abode it peep,— 
Like Venua rising from her shell, 
Amidst the Spring-tido of the deep. 





OF ' . 



Winter, Spring, and Summer Flowering. 



M A useful guide for the amateur in the selection of bulbs for the adornment of the 
conservatory and sitting-room in winter, and the flower garden in spring." 

Imme diate proceedings In Cha ncery will be taken a gains t all Infringements of the Copyright of this Work. 

Simmons & Botten, Printers, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street. 

2 \Bftrr and Sugden, 1872, 


I. The bulbs quoted by us have been procured from the most experienced and best bulb growers in 
Holland, and are what they term "selected." 
II. The extensive comparative trials which we annually conduct at our Experimental Grounds have been 
of the greatest importance in correcting the nomenclature of several classes of hardy bulbs. Of the 
Narcissi, with the assistance of the Rev. M. J. Berkeley, of the Royal Horticultural Society, and J. G. 
Baker, Esq., of the Royal Herbarium, Kew, we have cleared up much of the confusion which existed 
in their nomenclature, and for several months exhibited at each of the Spring meetings of the 
Royal Horticultural Society, collections of this exquisitely beautiful family. Following Dr. Master's, 
of the Gardeners' Chronicle, we have cleared up the confusion in the nomenclature of the Early 
Scillas ; and, with the assistance of J. G. Baker, Esq., we have had the late-flowering Scillas correctly 
named, vide Gardeners' Chronicle of 3rd August, 1872 ; and with the aid of the same gentleman we 
have cleared up much of the confusion which existed in the nomenclature of the Lilium family. 
The results of these experiments will be found in the body of the Catalogue. The classification of 
the Gladioli into colours we have made considerable advances with, and of other bulbs we have grown 
large experimental collections, such as Hyacinths, Tulips, Polyanthus Narcissus, Crocus, Iris, etc., 
with the view of discarding the inferior varieties. 
HI. The Descriptive Index to the Catalogue has been prepared with the view of bringing more immediately 
under the notice of our customers many valuable species of bulbs and tubers which might otherwise 
have been overlooked. 

IV. Our Floral Albums (four volumes super-royal) contain above 5000 coloured plates of Bulbous and 
Tuberous-rooted Plants, Annuals, Perennials, Stove and Greenhouse Plants, Ferns and Ornamental 
Foliage Plants. These Albums are simply books of reference for the use of those customers who wish 
to refer to them when in London. 
V. We feel that it would be supererogatory to make the stereotyped statement that we execute our orders 
promptly and well, as we could not hope by any other means to satisfy our numerous friends, and 
secure their good will and recommendation. Owing to the large accession of business, we haw 
considerably enlarged our premises, so as to give increased facilities to the despatch of orders. 

VI. Carriage is allowed on orders amounting to 21s. and upwards, to any principal Railway Station in Eng- 
land and Wales, to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and to any principal Station on the North British, 
Caledonian and Scottish Central Lines. Also to Dublin and Belfast. To Cork and Waterford, by 
steamboat from London, or as far as Bristol by railway, en route for Ireland. We prefer the latter, 
being more expeditious, and unless instructed otherwise, we shall forward via Bristol. 

VII. Carriage to be deducted at settlement (in accordance with Par. VI.) Formerly our custom was to pay 

carriage in London ; but we were compelled to relinquish this practice, in consequence of our " Car- 
riage Paid " packages not being delivered with the same promptitude as those not prepaid ; and, also, 
on account of continual complaints from our customers that they also had to pay carriage before they 
could get the goods. We mention this as the reason why we have abandoned a practice followed by 
ns for so many years. 

VIII. Orders which are paid in advance (in accordance with Par. VI.), will either be sent carriage paid, or a 
liberal equivalent in goods will be added. The latter course will be adopted unless we are otherwise 

IX. No charge is made for the packing or the package, except in the case of Plants, Seed Potatoes, Aspa- 
ragus, Seakale, and Rhubarb. A small charge will be made in these cases for the mat, hamper, etc., 
and, if returned, half-price will be allowed. 
X. Fruit and Forest Trees, Soils, Wirework, Plant Cases and Stands, Chapman's " Multum-in-Parvo " 
Exhibition Cut Flower Cases, Barr's Portable Cut Flower and Bouquet Transmission Cases, Garden 
Engines and Water Barrows, Flower Boxes, Jardinets, and Terra-Cotta, Rustic, China, and Gla*s 
goods — on these we do not allow carriage, and the packages are charged. 
XI. Five per cent, is allowed on all payments made within one month from date of invoice. 
XII. Post Office Orders to be made payable at King-street Post Office, Covent Garden, W.C. All cheques 

to be crossed, adding the words ' ' and Co." Small amounts may be paid in Postage Stamps. 
XIII. Those with whom we have not previously had business transactions, unless introduced by a customer, 
are respectfully requested to send with their order a remittance or a London reference. 


XIV. To insure attention, orders must be accompayiied with a remittance, a draft, or an " order to pay," on a 
London agent. The remittance must be sufficient to cover the expense of cases, and also of carriage, 
as when the freight is not paid in advance a percentage is added to it by the Peninsular and 
Oriental Company and their agents. 
XV. We pay postage on all "packets" of Flower Seeds sent to India and the Colonies {provided the 
present restrictions on merchandise at sample post rates be rescinded or not enforced). When sent in 
Waterproof bags these are charged for. 

XVI. A few pounds weight of Vegetable Seeds can be sent by sample post more cheaply and expeditiously 
than by Overland Mail, thus avoiding Custom-house intervention and the employment of forwarding 
agents. In such cases the remittance should leave a margin to cover postage and the cost of Water- 
proof bags. 

XVI T. In shipping plants to India, great care is exercised by us in selecting, preparing, and properly packing 
the same, and our consignments have, on the whole, been very successful. Still, there are so many 
contingencies, that we cannot, in any way, hold ourselves responsible for the condition in which the 
plants reach their destination. 
XVIII. Our successful shipments of seeds to India have led to several of the Agricultural and Horticultural 
Societies there intrusting us with the execution of orders for distribution amongst their members. 

/] ;rr and Sugdcn, 1872,] 




Abobra viridifiora, an elegant conservatory 

climber, decorative in hanging baskets, etc. ... 30 
Achimenes, plants of rare beauty, and very effec- 
tive when cultivated in hanging baskets 30 

Acorus japonicus argenteo-striatus, a beautiful 

mrdy summer ornamental-leaved plant 30 

AdoA vernalis, a very pretty; early spring flower- 

hardy plant 30 

Agaj^Jthus ' umbellatus ; the blue and white 
^Jfrican Lilies," are noble plants for con- 
servatory decoration, or for the sides of lakes 
and ponds. A. fA variegatis is a beautiful 

ornamental foliage plant 30 

Albuca, remarkable-looking plants, with pretty 

Star of Bethlehem-like flowers 30 

Allium, effective border plants, especially 
nzitreum, with its rich blue flowers ; de- 
scendens, rich purple ; roscitm, delicate rose ; 
ciliatum, pure White ; and luteitm, with its 
rich yellow flowers, and dwarf compact habit ... 30 
Alocasia ; those named are strikingly beautiful, 
and should form part of every collection of 

hothouse plants 30 

Alpine Plants for Rockwork. Of these we can 
supply a fine collection by name, but do not 
publish a list. Any of our customers desirous 
of adding to their collections, if they will send 
us a list of what they have, we can recommend 
additions ; or if they will leave the selection in 
our hands, we shall take care that striking and 

beautiful varieties are supplied 39 

Alpine Succulent Plants, such as are used at 
Battersea Park for producing the Sub-Alpine 
scenery, and the universally admired edgings 
to flower beds which have given so much cha- 
racter and popularity to the arrangements of 
what may be called par excellence the finest 
public garden in Europe. The plants consist of 
such things as Sedums, Sempervivums, Eche- 
verias, and close-growing plants, such as Are- 
naria, Antennaria, etc. We have an extensive 
assortment of these, but do not publish a list. 39 
Alpine Window Gardens. To those who are 
much confined in-doors, and are fond of 
plants, these windows are an unfailing source 
of interest, summer and winter, being planted 
with perfectly hardy Alpines, each plant full 
of interest. To these can be added spring 
flowering bulbs, as Scillas, Snowdrops, 
Crocus, etc., or arrangements can be made 
to have the one class of plants in the summer, 
and the other in the spring. We like the com- 
bination. See our illustration and remarks.. 37 
Alstrcemeria. For table bouquets and vases, the 
richly-coloured flowers of these hardy plants 

are inestimable 30 

Amaryllis. In the first section of these should be 
noticed the quaint beauty of A. formosissima ; 
the rich hue of Vallota purpurea ; the beau- 
tiful soft colours of Belladonna; and the 
charming but unpretending aspect of lutea 
and Candida. In the second section, the 
unbloomed seedlings offer to amateurs an 
opportunity of possessing something novel and 
valuable at a trifling cost. Every hothouse and 
greenhouse should have representatives from 

this grand section of the Amarylli 25 

Anemone, double varieties. To cut for baskets 
and jardinets where the individual beauty of 
the flower is exhibited, these will stand the 
closest inspection ; and in the flower garden, 
what amateur has not been dazzled with the 
brilliant scarlet, intense blue, and other rich 
colours, combined with the perfect symmetry 

of this fine flower ! 22 

Anemone, single Poppy and Wind Flower, are 
amongst our earliest and latest spring flowers ; 
and who has not admired them in groups and 
beds with the sun's rays reflected on them ! . . . 23 
Anemone, species, Apennina, with its intense 
blue flowers, and fulgens, with its brilliant 
scarlet, are matchless beauties in spring , . . 30 



Anigozanthus coccineus, a grotesquely beautiful 
plant, equally admired cultivated in pots or 

the open ground 30 

Anisanthus splendens, intensely brilliant, beau- 
tiful and singularly-formed flowers 30 

Annuals, Spring blooming. Those who have not 
sown Annuals in autumn, and. observed their 
developing beauties during the spring and 
early summer months, have a new pleasuie in 
store. Combinations of colour may be had 
amongst these in the flower garden which no 
summer display can surpass. The Fellows of 
the Royal Horticultural Society, who are in 
the habit of visiting their gardens at Chiswick, 
will remember, with no small degree of plea- 
sure, the brilliant display of Annuals in the 

spring of 1869. Sow early in September 34 

Anomatheca cruenta. The flowers of this pretty 

little plant are charmingly beautiful .". 30 

Antennaria tomentosa. Few plants are so charm- 
ing as this; the intense silvery white of the 
foliage contrasts admirably in panel gardens 
and as an edging, but especially is it effective 
on rockwork and as a covering* to the top of 
mounds : in such situations, owing to its close, 
dense habit, it has been freely used at Batter- 
sea Park to represent snow on the Sub-Alpine 
sceneries, and has therefore received the po- 
pular appellation of the Snow-plant otj 

Anthericum, the Lilies of St. Bernard and St. 

Bruno, perfectly hardy 

Antholyza. These from their distinctive character 

deserve a place in every flower garden 

Aphis brush, a boon to the Rose grower, and to 
those who have plants in sitting-room windows 
Apios tuberosa, a hardy slender-growing graceful 


Arum, singular, curious, and ornamental, in flower 

and foliage 

Asclepias tuberosa, a highly ornamental hardy 

plant, with beautiful orange flowers 

Aspliodelus, hardy border plants of fine orna- 
mental aspect, popularly called King's Spear 
Aspidistra, useful plants for town decoration, for 

fern cases, and rustic ferneries 

Babiana. The rich shades and combinations of 
colours found in these charming plants are met 

with in few others 

Begonias. Some are remarkable for the beauty of 
their flowers, others for the splendour of their 


Belladonna Lily, the beautiful associate and com- 
panion of the Guernsey Lily 

Bellevalia spicata, a charming plant, also known 

as Hyacinthus and Scilla spicata 

Bobartia' aurantiaca. Grown several in a pot, 
or in the open ground, the effect is charming... 
Books, on Gardening supplied at published prices. 
Just Published. The Garden, Vol. I., with 
upwards of 400 illustrations and plans, and a 
portrait of the late Mr. Loudon ; cloth gilt, 
price 14?. ; carriage paid to any part of the 
kingdom. The subjects are as under : — The 
Flower Garden, Landscape Gardening, The 
Fruit Garden, Garden Structures, Room and 
Window Gardens, Notes and Questions, 
Market Gardening, Trees and Shrubs, Hardy 
Flowers, Town Gardens, The Conservatory, 
Public Gardens, The Greenhouse and Stove, 
The Household, The Wild Garden, The 

Kitchen Garden 

Vilmoriris Atlas of Flozvers (English Edition), 
with about 1200 illustrations, uncoloured, 
principally of hardy plants for English gardens 
Boussmgaultia baseiloides, a charming plant 
for hanging baskets, rustic vases, rockwork, etc. 
Bravoa geminiflora, the twin-flowered Bra von, 

with its curious racemesof bloom 31 

Brodisea, very effective hardy bulbs, especially 

when grown in groups 3T 

Brunsvigia falcata, a very handsome greenhouse 
bulbous plant 31 


[Barr and Sugdcn, 1872. 


Bulbocodium vernum, the earliest and most dis- 
tinctive in character of spring flowers, throw- 
ing up its large rose-purple flowers while the 

snow of winter still lingers on the soil 18 

Caladium, unsurpassed for ornamental foliage; 
some are of rare and exquisite beauty, others 

are large and massively grand 31 

Calla JEthiopica, Lily of the Nile, an effective 
plant in the sitting-room or conservatory, and 

for ornamental ponds in summer 31 

Calliprora flava, a hardy bulb, with fine umbels 

of yellow flowers.. 31 

Calystegias, the perennial Convolvuli, fine hardy 

climbers 31 

Camassia esculenta, the Quamash of the North 
American Indians. A fine hardy plant, with 
beautiful blue flowers, produced in May and 

June 3 1 

Carina. As the Geranium is the Plant of the 
Period for the flower garden, so is the Canna 

for the sub-tropical or leaf-garden 31 

Chlidanthus fragrans, remarkable for its long 

frankincense-like fragrant yellow flowers 31 

Choretis glauca. The flowers are of rare beauty, 

and their formation is remarkably curious ... 31 
Coburgia incarnata, a fine plant of striking aspect 31 
Cocoa fibre and Charcoal, prepared for culti- 
vating Hyacinths and other bulbs successfully 
in the sitting-room or drawing-room in jar- 
dinets and any of the many elegant contri- 
vances adopted for this purpose 47 

Colchicum autumnale. The flowers of these ap- 
pear suddenly in autumn as if the magic wand 
of Flora's Harlequin had called the more 
spiritual portion of the plant prematurely into 
existence, leaving the material accompaniment, 

the leaves, to follow 31 

Collections of Bulbs, for the decoration of the 
conservatory and sitting-room, and for fur- 
nishing the spring flower-garden, cape pits, 
and flower borders ; also collections for wood- 
land walks and semi-wild situations 7 and 30 

Collections of Cliveden Plants for producing a 

display in the spring flower garden 35 

Commelina ccelestis. Few, indeed, would be 
satisfied with merely a passing glance at a 

group of this ornamental plant 31 

Convallaria raultiflora. This and Dielytra spec- 
tabilis are the most graceful of early forced 
plants for dinner-table and conservatory de- 
coration, or to cut for jardinets and table 

bouquets 31 

Cooperia, displaying in the evening its pretty 

flowers,and emitting its primrose-like fragrance 31 
Corydalis. Charming border plants, and for 

rockwork and semi-wild places 31 

Crocosmia aurea. For conservatories, for filling 
jardinets, and for bouquets, this plant, grown 
several in a pot, is a charming acquisition ; 
for out-doors it is as hardy as the Gladiolus... 31 
Crocus, cheap Dutch varieties, are offered by 
the thousand at a low price, to induce our cus- 
tomers to plant them thickly in those matchless 
lines and edgings to beds, which are less fre- 
quently met with now than in days gone by. 
Planted in lawns and pleasure grounds in 

groups or designs, the effect is matchless 17 

Crocus, Dutch named varieties. For in-door 
decoration, or for carrying out fancy designs 
and planting select beds these large flowered 

varieties are admirably adapted 17 

Crocus species, beautiful, and more or less rare ... 32 
Crown Imperials, stately plants for centres of 

spring beds and flower borders ... , 24 

Curcuma, exquisite in flower and foliage 32 

Cyclamen. The Persicum varieties form a prin- 
cipal feature in our Metropolitan Spring flower 
shows ; so elegant, so graceful, and attractive 
are these that wherever there is a group there 
you will find them surrounded by the ladies. 
Hederifolium, vernum, repandum, Graecum, 
Coum, Atkinsi, etc., do not possess the gay 
dress of their Persian sister : their aspect is 
more humble, and at our flower shows they 


generally appear in collections of herbaceous 
plants. Being perfectly hardy, and of easy 
culture, they are within the reach of all, and 
as they bloom in succession, wherever there is 
a rockwork there should be a collection of 
Cyclamen. The Grajcum section have extra- 
ordinarily beautiful foliage, and many of them 

have very fragrant flowers .1 23 

Cypella Herberti, an elegant species of the Tig A 

spotted flower .^L 32 

Dactylis elegantissima, a dwarf, silvery-folia^i 
grass of great beauty for lines and ribboB, 
and intermingling with the blue Lobelia, &c. 35 
Dahlia. Dry roots of these aj^upplied from* No- 
vember to April ^ 32 

Delphinum, a fine collection, including the new 

scarlet variety 
Dielytra spectabilis and Convallaria multiflora. 
When forced, their long elegant racemes of 
flowers give them an aspect the most attractive, 
beautiful, and graceful, that can be desired on 

the dinner-table and in the conservatory 32 

Dodecatheon Meadia, in this country called the 
"American Cowslip;" by the Americans 

called the " Shooting Star" 32 

Dog's-Tooth Violets (Erythronium). Few spring 
flowers present so charming an aspect, the 
foliage being beautifully variegated, and the 

flowers resembling the Cyclamen 32 

Eucharis amazonica, the loveliest of fragrant 
white flowers for bouquets and for ladies' hair 

and dresses 32 

Euccmis punctata, a highly ornamental hardy 
plant, with singular-looking flower-spikes sur- 
mounted by a tuft of green leaves 32 

Fritillarias, so called from the curious chequered 
dice-board appearance of their elegant bell- 
shaped flowers 24 

Funkias. Most of them are valued for their orna- 
mental foliage, and all for their pretty bell- 
shaped flowers 32 

Gagea, a nice little plant for rockwork, etc 32 

Galaxia, producing bright yellow flowers for weeks 

in succession 32 

Geranium tuberosum, a valuable rock-plant, with 

elegant foliage and effective flowers 32 

Gesneras, charming hothouse plants for summer 

and winter decoration 32 

Gladiolus, the gayest of garden favourites, and the 
most ornamental and useful for cutting. In 
water the cut flowers last longer than they do 
on the plant. The Ramosus are the branch- 
ing and earliest flowering section ; Gandaven- 

sis the latest and the stateliest 28 

Gloriosa, exceedingly beautiful climbing Lilies 32 

Gloxinias, exquisite hothouse plants, with flowers 
remarkable for their softness, richness of 

colour, and profusion of bloom 32 

Guernsey Lily. The exquisite flowers of this bulb, 
when fully expanded, have the appearance of 

being spangled with gold-dust 25 

Gunnera scabra, a hardy and exceedingly orna- 
mental plant, with immense rugged leaves and 

large spikes of curious inflorescence 32 

Habranthus, an exceedingly handsome section of 

the Amaryllis family 32 

Hamanthus, remarkable for its ornamental foliage 

and the markings of its fine flower-scape 32 

Hedychium Gardnerianum, the beautiful and 

fragrant " Garland-flower" of the hothouse... 32 
Helleborus niger, the white "Christmas rose," 

in flower during winter and spring 32 

Hemerocallis.The variegated varieties are amongst 

the most attractive of hardy foliage plants... 32 
Hepatica, a universal favourite, and a charming 
plant for growing in shrubbery and Rhododen- 
dron borders, and for rockwork ; the North 
American species, Angulosa, has very large 

flowers, and is a valuable acquisition 32 

Herbaceous border plants. Of these we can 
supply a fine collection, dwarf or stately in 
growth, but do not publish a list of them. 
Any of our customers desirous of adding to 
their collections, if they will send us a list of 

Burr and Sugdett, 1872.] 


what they have, we can make additions, or 
those who will leave the selection to us, may 
rely upon having a nice assortment sent to them 39 

Hespefoscordum lacteum, an elegant plant, po- 
pularly called the " Missouri Hyacinth " 32 

Hessea, a charming Cape bulb 32 

Hyacinths, bedding varieties in colours, for 
planting in designs in beds or groups where 
specific shades are desired 8 

Hyacinths, bedding varieties in mixture, for 

b8« or groups of mixed shades 8 

HyacHphs, Pompon or Miniature. This section 
was originally introduced to interest the young 
in floriculture. '^Py may be planted in 
groups, in jardinets, in small pots, small 
glasses, and in the "very own" gardens of 
our young friends 8 

Hyacinths, Dwarf White Roman. Those who 
desire forced flowers early should plant these, 
and the Italian Narcissus and Roman Nar- 
cissus early in Autumn, and force them so as 
to be in bloom in November or December ... 8 

Hyacinths, named -varieties, specially selected 

for growing in glasses, pots, jardinets, etc. ... 9 

Hypoxis, an elegant pot plant 32 

Imantophyllum miniatum, a conspicuously beau- 
tiful plant almost always in flower 32 

Insecticides, Styptics, Tobacco Paper, etc 47 

Iris, English. Were it possible to bed out the 
rare orchids, Lcelias and Cattleyas, they would 
surpass neither in beauty nor in effectiveness 
the English Iris 18 

Iris, Spanish. If a bed of rare and curious orchids 
were placed side bysidewith'a bed of these, it 
is doubtful if the uninitiated in their comparative 
value would not prefer the Iris to the orchids 19 

Iris, German. These thrive almost anywhere, 
producing flowers of the highest order of 
beauty, and in great variety 19 

Iris pumila. Charmingly effective in April and 
May, and exceedingly decorative as perma- 
nent edgings, or as groups in the flower 
border 19 

Iris Kaempferi, a new race of herbaceous Iris of 

great beauty, recently introduced from Japan 19 

Iris various, embracing the charming sweet- 
scented Persian Iris; the graceful and beautiful 
Peacock Iris; the elegant, exquisite Iris reticu- 
lata ; the handsome, extraordinary-looking 
Susiana ; and the variegated-leaved Iris, so 
useful for winter decoration 19 

Ismene. Calathina is called the ' ' Sweet-scented 
Sea Daffodil;" a charming greenhouse and 
sitting-room plant 33 

Ixia. What visitor to the London flower shows 
in May and June has not been struck with the 
exquisite elegance of the Ixia, even when its 
beauties are unrevealed within its closely- 
folded petals! But what would be his aston- 
ished delight if the flowers were seen in the 
sun's rays, fully expanded, and revealing their 
grace and beauty 20 

Jonquil Narcissus, double and single. These are 
greatly prized for their pleasing and delicate 
fragrance and their graceful rush-like foliage ... 14 

Lachenalia. The grotesque beauty of these flowers, 
and their distinctiveness and contrast, greatly 
enhance their value 33 

Lawn Sand, an introduction of great value ; it 
destroys daisies, dandelions, plantains, etc., 
and at the same time improves the quality of 
the grass, causing it to thicken at the bottom, 
and giving to it a richer green tint 47 

Leucojum, the "Snow-flake." Vernum flowers in 
February and March, and is a perfect spring 
gem; ^Estivum and Pulchellum flower later 
and grow taller. As a cut flower these latter 
might pass for Snowdrops in May 33 

Liatris spicata, a plant of rare beauty in the flower 
border, matchless to cut for table bouquets ... 33 

Lilies (Lilium) : in form exquisite, in colour rich, 
varied, and striking; when judiciously arranged 
a succession of flowers can be had from May 
to October; the early-flowering yellow, red, 


apricot, orange, crimson, and scarlet varieties 
succeeded by the snow-white Longiflorum 
and Candidum; then the Golden-rayed Queen 
of Lilies, and the beautiful Tiger Lily and its 
varieties; and these again followed by the 
magnificent Speciosum. All are hardy and 
equally adapted for in or out-door decoration, 
and to cut for furnishing vases and table 
bouquets. The golden-margined and golden- 
blotched foliaged varieties of Candidum are 
objects of attraction in the conservatory zS 

Lily of the Valley. Few plants are more dearly 
prized than these. A potful in a jardinet, 
with their pure white flowers and delicate green 
foliage, is a gem; while a few sprigs in a lady's 
bouquet or dress, or in a button-hole, are 
esteemed above all other flowers 33 

Lithospermum prostratum, covered with the 
most intense Gentian-blue flowers, and admir- 
able for beds, rockwork, vases, etc 36 

Lycoris aurea, a beautiful Amaryllis, popularly 

called the " Golden Lily" 33 

Manures for Plants in pots, and in the Flower 

and Kitchen Garden 47 

Medeola asparagoides, a lovely fragrant climber 

for conservatory and hanging baskets 33 

Melanthium, small Ixia-like plants 33 

Modiola geranioides, a charming rock plant, and 
for hanging baskets 

Moraea, charming Cape bulbs for pot culture, wit 11 

pretty little Iris-like flowers 33 

Muscari. In this section are included the hand- 
some Feather Hyacinth, the charming Grape 
Hyacinth, the beautiful and showy Starch 
Hyacinth, and the fragrant Musk Hyacinth... 25 

Multum-in-parvo Window Gardens 33 

Narcissus, Polyanthus - flowered, for green- 
house, conservatory, and drawing-room de- 
coration this flower ranks next to the Hya- 
cinth in importance; its large bunches of 
flowers deliciously fragrant, and its simplicity 
of culture, have secured for it universal favour. 
In flower beds it is exceedingly effective, form- 
ing an agreeable succession to the Hyacinth. 
In our Experimental Grounds we have had 
beds of this flower for years, which have 
always elicited the greatest admiration. The 
Paper White and Double Roman Narcissus, 
planted early in autumn and forced, bloom in 
succession from October to Christmas 13 

Narcissus, double and single. Few plants are 
more effective in groups in the flower borders, 
or, as they sometimes are, planted in long 
lines, and left undisturbed; the dwarf varieties 
are frequently, and with considerable effect, 
used as edgings. In this section of Narcissus 
there are varieties of more than ordinary beauty 
which when grown several in a pot, are worthy 
to grace the conservatory or sitting-room. 
Amongst these we shall mention N. bulbo- 
codium, the charming Trumpet of Medusa, 
N. nanus, N. intermedius, N. orientalis, N. 
tenuifolius, N. tenuior, the Silver Jonquil; and 
the little slender N. juncifolius. To these we 
would add N. maximus, the large Golden Trum- 
pet Narcissus; N. moschatus, the Silver Trum- 
pet Narcissus ; N. bicolor, the Silver and Gold 
Trumpet Narcissus; N. Macleai, N. Trian- 
dnis, N. Tazetta ; N. odorus, the large Jon- 
quil. In addition to these are the large 
double Narcissi, conspicuous for their rich 
contrast of colours 12 

Nerine. The varieties of this genus are all related 
to the Guernsey Lily, and are remarkable for 
their great beauty and easy culture 33 

Ophiopogon ; curious ornamental plants, popularly 

known as " Snake's-beard" 33 

Ornithogalum, generally called "Star of Beth- 
lehem :" Umbellatum is the earliest ; Pyra- 
midale and Arabicum are handsome and 
noble ; Aureum is a splendid pot plant 33 

Oxalis, exceedingly pretty plants, in groups in 
the flower border, as an edging, and for pot 
culture , 33 


[Ban 1 and Sugdcu, 1872. 


Pseonia, grand plants for shrubberies, isolated 

specimens, and mixed flower borders 33 

Pancratium, very attractive, popularly called the 

" Peruvian Daffodil" 33 

Pardanthus chinensis, a very effective plant, com- 
monly known as the ' ' Leopard -spotted Flower' ' 33 

Pentland'ia miniata, a floral gem 33 

Phlox, herbaceous varieties. The grand heads 
of bloom which are produced by these mag- 
nificent plants are unsurpassed. Their effect 
in large beds on the lawn, and on shrubbery 
borders, cannot be over-estimated 36 ! 

Pyrethrum, double varieties. These, with their 
handsome profusion of large Aster-like flower 
and elegant foliage, take rank as first-class 
early summer bedding plants, and plants for 
the flower border, and to cut for bouquets ... 36 j 

Ranunculus, Persian varieties. These are ele- j 
gant in form and colour, and equally effective 
in filling parterres, or in furnishing cut flowers 
for the drawing-room . 21 ' 

Ranunculus, Turban varieties. The flowers are 
conspicuously large, the colours brilliant, 
and the effect in the flower garden exceed- 
ingly fine. To place in table jardinets as a 
cut flower they are very beautiful 22 • 

Rigidella immaculata. The beautiful flame- 
coloured flowers of this plant are very striking 33 | 

fJanguinaria canadensis, expanding its pretty 

white Ranunculus-like flowers in shady spots . .. 33 

Gaxifraga granulata flore pleno, an effective 

little plant as an edging or for small beds, etc. 33 

Schizostylis coccinea, matchless as a pot plant 

for flowering during autumn and winter 33 

Scilla. Mrs. Loudon was wont to term the Scilla ' 
.sibirica the loveliest of all spring flowers. In 
edgings the effect of its colour is matchless. 
Associated with Snowdrops in beds, the con- 
trast is lovely 24 

Snowdrop ; planted thickly as an edging, and left 
undisturbed for years,' its effect is of the first 
importance. The bulbs are exceedingly 
cheap ; and those who would enjoy a spring 
bed of pure white, edged with the richest in- 
tense blue, cannot do better than plant these 
thickly, and broadly edge with Scilla sibirica. 
Like the Crocus, they should be planted 
largely in ornamental grounds, amongst the 
grass, and in woods and semi-wild situations 18 

Sparaxis. Words fail to convey a just idea of 
the beauty of these : the coloured delineations 
of an Andrews or a Fitch alone could do it ... 21 

Spirsea japonica. Wherever white flowers for 
bouquets are in demand, plants for table 
decoration, conservatory, or sitting-room, 
Spircea japonica pre-eminently meets the 
want. Spirasa palmata, red, a recent intro- 
duction from Japan, is a real acquisition 33 

Strumaria. In pots these pretty little plants are 

greatly admired ^3 

Thladlantha dubia, a rapid growing hardy climber 34 ; 

TigTidias. The gorgeous beauty of these tiger- 
spotted flowers is an unfailing source of 
_ admiration throughout the Summer & Autumn 34 i 

Trichonemas, charming little plants with graceful 

rush-like foliage 34 

Trillium, the Wood Lily ; the white variety, when 
forced, is even fairer than the white Lily, a fine 
plant- for shady or moist situations 34 ' 

Triteleia uniflora. Should any of our readers 
desire plants in their spring gardens or con- 
servatories which are sure to arrest attention 
and elicit admiration, plant freely this charm- 
ing sweet-scented flower and the beautiful 
Scilla sibirica 34 

Tritoma, the most noble and effective of autumn 
flowering plants for interspersing in shrubbery 
borders and semi-wild places 34 

Tritonia. Few plants are more serviceable than 
these in supplying jardinets or as cut flowers. 
Crocata is grown extensively at Cliveden by 
Mr. Fleming. It is simply necessary to put a 
few roots in a pot, place them in a cold frame, 


and, if they are required in bloom early, re- 
move to a gentle heat early in March, or, if 
the flowers are wanted later on, let them re- 
main in the cold frame 21 

Tropseolum. Azureum, Jaratti, and tricolorum, 
arc charming plants for wire globes under 
glass ; Pentaphyllum, Polyphyllum, and Spc- 
ciosum are grand out-door climbers i. 34 

Tuberoses, double Italian and American, p£ 
most delightfully fragrant of white floors 
which can be had in bloom from Juncj^P 
Christmas. They are greatly prized in L^ft- 
quets, and for ladies' dresses and gentlemen's 
button-holes ; a single ^)t of three or four 
bulbs will be sufficient to perfume the con- 
servatory, hall, or sitting-room . . 34 

Tulips, early dwarf Due Van Thol, red edged 
yellow. Plant these early in September and 
onwards in succession, and they can be forced 
into bloom from November 14 

Tulips, early single bedding varieties ; offered 
by the hundred at moderate prices to induce 
their being liberally planted in flower beds, in 
groups in the borders, or in-doors 14 

Tulips, early single, for pot culture or select 
beds. In this collection there are Tulips of 
extraordinary beauty, as regards size, colour, 
and marking v 15 

Tulips, double Due Van Thol. The exceedingly 
moderate price of these should lead to their 
being planted in long, broad lines in the 
flower border 16 

Tulips, double varieties. These furnish a succes- 
sion to the early single Tulips, and in planting 
should be so arranged as to form one of the 
links in the succession of flowers throughout 
the season. Tournesol, flowers with the early 
single varieties, and is frequently associated 
very effectively in forming the divisional lines 
in designs ; while for in-door culture, several 
in a pot, this variety is matchless. Extre- 
mite' d'Or, Imperator Rubrorum, and a few 
others, are also very effective in pots 16 

Tulips, late flowering single. These bloom 
with the double varieties, and are exceedingly 
effective in beds or groups in the flower 
border 16 

Tulips, Parrot ; exceedingly interesting and beau- 
tiful, the combination and striking contrast of 
colour in the same flower is remarkable; and 
those who study form, colour, and variety in the 
arrangement of their flower gardens should not 
overlook this section. Planted in hanging 
baskets so that the flowers droop over the 
sides, the effect is quite orchidaceous 16 

Tulips, Gesneriana. Of all known varieties of 
the Tulip this is the most showy, and for dis- 
tant effect the most valuable 16 

Tulips, various. Here we have species as remark- 
able as they are beautiful. Amateurs who 
occasionally leave the beaten path to gaze 
upon beauties rarely met with in the flower 
garden, should purchase three each of these... 17 

Vallota purpurea, one of the loveliest of autumn 
flowering bulbs, and one of the most effective 
plants in the conservatory. Its culture is so 
simple that no establishment should be with- 
out a large supply either for decoration or to 
cut for table bouquets 34 

Wachendorfia, curious and interesting plants 34 

Watsonia, remarkable looking plants which form 
in the flower garden a striking contrast to 
the Gladiolus, and for cutting equally useful. 
They can also be lifted and potted 34 

Winter Aconites, the earliest of spring flowers and 

most desirable for moist or shady situations ... 18 

Window Gardens 33, pretty dwarf autumn flowering 
plants, charming for groups in the flower bor- 
der or cultivated several in a pot ; Candida, 
with its silvery crocus-like flowers ; Rosea and 
Sulphurea, larger, and charmingly beautiful ,.. 34 

Plants, Sundries, etc . 34 

Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 7 




In the Collections 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, the varieties are more choice than in I, 2, 3, 4, and J. 


Fine Collections. 

Extra fine Collections. 


r \< 

r 4 - 




f 8 ' 


Hyajbinths, named varieties 

44 4 s - 

£3 3 s - 

jC 2 **< 

£1 "< 


^5 5 s - 

£4 4^- 

£3 p 

£i 10s. 







3 o 

Polyanthus Narcissus : , ,, 





















Jonquils, sweet scented 







Q : 

Ixias, mixed varieties 









Sparaxis , , , , 















1 S 




C " 

Babianas ,, „ 

Seedling Crocus, named varieties ... 

















0 0 

Snowdrops, large 

Scilla sibirica, the richest blue 


















<— . 

Cyclamen Persicum, charming 










Triteleia uniflora, very fragrant ... 










"OUR OWN" COLLECTIONS OF BULBS, specially prepared for those who prefer a few sorts with 
diversity of colour, and whose accommodation is limited for bulbs requiring diversity of treatment. 

Fine Collections. 

Extra fine Collections. 

Hyacinths, named varieties. 
Polyanthus Narcissus 

Jonquils, sweet scented 

Scilla sibirica 

Triteleia uniflora 











£4 4*. 

£,3 P- 

£2 2S. 

£* 1S > 

10s. 6d. 

£5 5 s - 

£4 4J- 

£3 3 s - 

£1 ios. 

1 5 s. 6d. 
































































In the Collections 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25, the Hyacinths, Polyanthus Narcissus, Tulips, Crocus, Anemones, Ranunculus, and Crown Imperials- 
each of these bulbs will be sent in mixed colours. In the Collections 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, the bulbs will be more select, and sent in separate colours. 

Fine Collections. 

Extra fine Collections. 

Hyacinths, various colours .... 
Polyanthus Narcissus „ ,, 
Narcissus Species ,, 

Tulips, various colours 

Crocus „ 

Anemones ,, „ 

Ranunculus ,, 


Crown Imperials, various colours. 
Scilla sibirica, the richest Hue .... 
Triteleia uniflora, very fragrant . 




I 24.? 







£4 4 s - 

£3 3 s - 

£2 2S.\£Z * 


£5 5* 

£4 4 s - 
















: 6 




















| 100 










! 100 




















; 50 










; 100 

























! 12 


. 30 







In the Collections J I, 32, 33, 34, and 35, the Hyacinths, Narcissus, Gladiolus, Crocus, Scillas, Muscari, and Lilies — each of these bulbs will be 
Tent out in mixtures 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40, will be sent out in colours. 

Hyacinths, various colours 
Narcissus ,, 

Bulbocodium vernum 

Winter Aconites, yellow ... 
Gladiolus, various colours 
Crocus ,, „ 

Muscari, blue 

Dog's-Tooth Violets, furfl 
Lilies, various colours 

Fine Collections. 

I Extra fine Collections. 








1 38. 



£\ 4 s - 

£3 3 s - 

£2 2S. 


£5 S« 

£4 4^%3 3 s - 

£1 ™ s - 





































































































Any of our customers preferring to have 
daily papers, or other ptriodicals~the same will be 

such selections of bulbs as are offered by other London house whether advertised- in eatahgues^ 
made up by us at the prices and terms of the advertisers, 


[Burr and Sugden, 1872. 


In giving Orders, the Marginal Numbers will be sufficient, but the date of the 
Catalogue must invariably be specified, as the Numbers are annually changed. 

The varieties with a * are single ; they have large, comffact, handsome flower trusses. 
Those with a + are double, or semi-double ; with flower trusses, usually smaller and less compact than the 
single varieties, and the individual bells, though larger and more conspicuous, less compactly arranged. 


In the month of April a bed of Hyacinths in the flower garden is one of the most striking objects of floral 
beauty that can be conceived of. Their massive flowers, and the striking contrasts of beautiful colours are ah" that 
can be desired. Those we offer under this heading are specially selected, and consist of varieties best adapted 
for effect where a distinct mass of one shade is the thing sought, or a systematic classification of colours is 
aimed at, whether in geometrical lines, ribbons, or beds. For masses in the flower border, and to fill rustic 
baskets, flower boxes, and vases, they can be strongly recommended. Where cut flowers are largely in demand, 
these very inexpensive but fine Hyacinths should be cultivated largely, both under glass and out of doors. 


60 100 in 12 distinct varieties. 

61 50 in 12 ditto 

£ s. 
1 10 
o 15 

per doz.— s. 

54 *AdolphUS Frederick, rich carmine-scarlet.. 4 

55 *Amphion, fine red, shaded lake 5 

56 TBouquet, rich red, very floriferous 4 

67 *Moreelze, satin rose 4 

62 *Dickens, porcelain, shaded dark lilac 4 

63 *Graf Goyen, purple-blue 4 

64 *Lilac Queen, splendid lilac 4 


o I 52 
6 I 63 



£ 8. 

24 in 12 distinct varieties o 

12 in 12 ditto o 

per doz. — s. 

58 rRegina Victoria, soft delicate pink 4 

69 *Sultan Abdul Aziz, blush, striped pink 4 

60 *Signorelli, beautiful rose 5 

61 *Theresa Greuze, delicate pink 4 


65 TLivingstone, rich purple-violet 4 

66 t Pearl Gem, delicate porcelain 4 

67 *Purple* Perfection, rich purple 4 


68 ^Unique, purple-mauve 4 


73 *Princess Alice, white, tinged rose 4 

74 *Purity, snow white 4 

75 *Voltaire, blush white 4 

69 *Ducness of Sutherland, pure white 4 6 

70 +Grand Due, white, tinged rose 4 6 

71 t Jenny Lind, blush, shaded pink 4 6 

72 *Magnifique, white, shaded rose 4 6 


76 *Canarivogel, canary yellow 4 6 | 77 *Citron Queen, citron yellow 4 6 


Where a general and effective display is required, apart from the systematic distribution of distinct shades of 
colour, the following fine mixed varieties cannot fail to give the greatest satisfaction, and where large 
quantities of cut flowers are in demand, they will be found of great value : — 

per 100. per doz. per ico. 

*Red, various shades of red 21/ 

Blue, ditto blue 21/ 

'White, dtito white 21/ 

per doz. 

.... 3/ 


78 +Red, various shades of red 21/ 3/ 81 

79 +Blue, ditto blue 21/ 3/ 82 

80 fWhite, ditto white 21/ 3/ 83 


The varieties enumerated under this heading produce fine spikes of bloom, and may be grown in small 
glasses, or small fancy pots ; also in masses of from six to eighteen in old china bowls, crystal dishes, jardinets, 
and such other elegant contrivances as are suitable for the drawing-room. In these, they may be associated with 
Scilla sibirica, Crocus, Snowdrops, Tulips, Narcissus Bulbocodium, N. nanus, Iris Persica, and other bulbs of 
dwarf growth; and they will be found to succeed best planted in "our Prepared Cocoa Fibre and Charcoal" 
{seep. 47), the surface being covered with nice green carpet moss, or Lycopodium denticulatum, and water given 

In small flower beds, and young peoples' and children s "very own" gardens, these beautiful varieties of 
Hyacinths, being exceedingly effective, are admirably adapted, and should be freely planted ; also where cut 
flowers are in demand, they should be grown largely. 

1 8. d 

84 3 each of 20 splendid varieties 20 

85 2 ,, 14 

86 1 ,, ,, 8 


90 Achilles, soft scarlet each o 

91 DelOS, rich carmine o 

92 Helene, delicate pink o 

93 Juno, brilliant red o 

98 Artemis, deep blue, white centre o 

99 Europa, mauve purple o 

100 Ida, dark porcelain o 

101 Niobe, silvery lilac o 








88 Fine mixed varieties, y P er doz. 

89 Choice ,, ,, 4s. ,, 

per 100 

94 Mars, bright pink each 

95 Olympus, rich pink ... 

106 Adonis, white, rose shaded o 

107 Daphne, 70/; He, shaded primrose o 

108 Hera, rose-white, striped pink o 

112 Apollo, pure yclhw. 



o 5 I US 

































Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 





Plant these several in a pot early in September, and as soon as they are well rooted commence forcing gently, 
and give water freely ; thus treated they will flower in November. A few successional plantings should 
be made, so as to maintain a display till the ordinary Hyacinths are in bloom. [The Paper White and 
Double Roman Narcissus {see. p. 13), should be similarly treated, and they tvill flower at the same 
time as the Roman Hyacinth.) 21s. per ^o ; 3J. per dozen. 


These do not Jtower quite so early as the White Roman. i8j. per 100 ; 2s. 6d. per dozen. 



gSr" The * indicates the varieties best adapted for forcing and for flowering in glasses, jardinets, and the 
numerous elegant contrivances in which Hyacinths are grown. 

To force the Hyacinth successfully, immediately after potting it is important to place the pots out of doors on 
a bed of ashes, and to cover them over with the same material to a depth of six inches, allowing them to remain 
till the pots are full of roots ; to secure a succession of bloom, removals from under the ashes should be made 
once a fortnight after the Hyacinth is ready to force, Which is usually six weeks from the time of potting. 

If large finely developed trusses and rich colours are desired, forcing must be avoided ; the bulbs, after 
being removed from under the ashes, should be placed on the shelf of a greenhouse, in a sitting-room window, 01 
in a cold frame, close to the glass, and allowed to develope their flowers gradually and naturally. 

When the Hyacinth is cultivated in-doors or under glass, water should be given freely to ensure success, as more 
failures arise from allowing the soil to get dry than from any other cause ; the rootlets get destroyed, and the 
flower in consequence suffers. 

The t denotes the double varieties. These, with very few exceptions, are quite unsuitable for growing in 
glasses, jardinets, or for forcing. Those we offer are, however, the very best of the doubles, and we recommend 
them for pot culture, but not to be forced. 

The "ex" indicates the varieties which produce the finest flowers, and those who cultivate the Hyacinth for 
exhibition would do well to select from such. 

The superiority of single over double Hyacinths may be best estimated by a visit to the Metropolitan and 
Provincial Hyacinth Exhibitions, where the proportion of single to double flowers shown is about fifty to one. 

If any of the under-mentioned "Selections " are chosen, and it is stated that they are for glasses, jardinets, 
or exhibition, suitable kinds will bp. sent. If it is stated that the selection is for pot culture, we shah include a 
proportion of double varieties. 

These embrace only such as have proved to be most worthy the attention of amateurs. 









100 extra choice exhibition Hyacinths... 





50 extra fine varieties of Hyacinths .. 

. 2 



5° *> » ». » 





25 „ „ „ „ i, .... 



5o „ „ ' „ 





12 ,, it ,,, i, 




25 „ » » » 





100 very fine, in 50 varieties ,, 

■ 3 



25 » >, »» ». 





5° ». 25 

. 1 



12 ,, „ ,, ...... 





25 „ 25 » 

. 0 



12 ,, ,, ,, 





12 ,, ,, 12 „ ,, 




100 extra fine, in 50 varieties ,, 





12 ,, ,, 12 ,, 

. 0 




each — d. 

132 ^Alexander, delicate rose, large truss, ex.... 1 o 

133 tBaron Rothschild, rose, striped carmine, 

fine truss, ex 1 

134 +Bouquet Royal, blush rose, with pink eye, 

long handsome truss, ex o 

135 *Cavaignac, salmon, striped bright rose, 

large bells, immense truss, ex 2 

136 *Cosmos, rosy pink, fine truss, ex 1 

137 +Czar Nicholas, blush rose o 

138 +Duke of Wellington,/?/ c light rose, large 

compact handsome truss, ex 1 

139 *Emeline, rose, splendid truss, ex o 

140 *Fabiola,./a/£ pink, striped carmine, large 

bells and large spike, ex 3 

141 *Florence, rose, stripc&pink, fine truss, ex. 1 

142 fGrootvorst, blush, large compact truss, ex. o 

143 *Giganteus, blush, large compact truss, ex. 1 

144 "L'Omement de la Nature, delicate rose, 

striped pink, large truss, ex 1 

145 *La Prophete, 7-ose-pink, striped carmine, 

handsome truss, ex 2 

146 *Lord Wellington, blush, striped light car- 

mine, large bells, fine truss, ex. o 


PINK, Etc, 

161 *Amy, scarlet, handsome truss, ex o 8 

162 *Appelius, light crimson, fine, ex o 9 

163 *Beauty of/Waltham, carmine, while 

centre [ncw\ ex 7 6 

164 *BeUe Quirine, blush, striped pink, fine ... o 6 

165 fBouquet Tendre (Waterloo), chang- 

ing to deep red, very fiorifcr ous o 8 

166 *Cato, rich carmine-scarlet, fine truss, ex. 1 6 

each— s. 

Madame Goldschmidt, salmon-rose, striped 

pink, large compact truss, ex 1 

Madame Ristori, delicate rose-pink, shaded 
carmine, handsome truss, ex. 1 

149 "Mons. deFcesch, delicate pink, fine truss, ex. o 

150 *Netherland's Glory, rose-pink o 

151 fNoble par Merite.yf^, shaded pink, larqe 
bells, compact truss, ex 1 

152 *Norma, satin-rose, handsome, ex o 

153 *Princess Charlotte, beautiful rose-pink, 
large compact truss, ex 1 

154 ^Princess Helena, beautiful rose-pink, large 
compact truss, ex 3 

155 "Princess Alexandra, pink, fine truss, ex. . . 1 

156 tRegina Victoria, salmon-rose, large com- 
pact truss, ex o 

157 fSusanna Maria, bright rose-pink, fine 
bells, large compact truss, ex 2 

"Sultan's Favourite, delicate rose, striped 

pink, ha?idsome truss, ex 

*Tubseflorus, blush, striped pink, immense 

bells, handsome truss, ex 1 

*Vesta, soft rose, fine truss, ex 1 



0 9 

1 o 


Duchess of Richmond, salmon, striped 
pink, very fine truss, ex 

168 ^Florence Nightingale, delicate pink, 
striped car?ni?ie, full truss, ex 

169 fFrederick the Great, semi-double, bright 
pink, fine full truss, ex 

170 *Garfoaldi, bright scarlet, large splendid 
truss {new), ex 


\Barr and Sudden, 1872. 

each — 1. d. 

171 *Geant des Roses, beautiful rose, large 

handsome truss, ex 2 6 

172 *Howard, rich scarlet, handsome, ex 2 6 

173 * Johanna Christina, blush, striped with 

pink, large bells, fine truss, ex o 9 

174 +Koh-i-noor, bright salmon-pink, large 

truss, model form, semi-double, ex 3 

175 *L'Ami du Coeur, bright pink o 

176 *La Dame du Lac, rose-pink, fine truss, ex. o 

177 *L'Etincellant, bright crimson-scarlet, 

large compact truss, ex 1 

178 *La Fiancee Royale, rose, large truss, ex. 1 

179 *Lina, bright crimson, full truss, ex 2 

180 *Lord Macaulay, carmine, changing to 

vivid crimson-scarlet, large truss, ex.... 1 3 

181 *Llnnaeus, bright orange-red, fine spike, ex. 3 6 

182 *Mars, rich pink, neat compact truss o 8 

183 *Mehemet All, lake, very distinct 1 6 

184 *Mr. Robert Steiger, rich carmine, large 

compact truss, ex o 9 

185 *Mrs. Beecher Stowe, rosy red, large splen- 

did truss, ex 1 6 

186 *Mrs. JLodBOXi, pink-carmine, fine truss, ex. o 8 

187 *PeliS3ier, crimson-scarlet, large, ex 2 6 

188 *Prima Donna, carmine, fine bells, and 

large fine truss, ex 3 6 

each — /. 

189 *Prince Albert Victor, beautiful crimson- 
scarlet, large truss {new), ex 3 

190 *Princess Clothilde, pink, striped carmine, 
large handsome truss, ex 1 

191 f Princess Royal, rose-pink, scarlet c&ntre, 
large bells, compact truss, ex o 

192 *Prosper Alpini, brilliant scarlet, compact 
large truss, ex ." 1 

193 *Queen Victoria, bright pink, large hand- 
some truss, ex 2 

194 *Reaj3ecta.lole, carmine-pink, large truss, ex. 1 

195 *Sappho, orange-scarlet, fine o 

196 *Scarlet Primo, deep rich scarlet, fine truss 1 

197 *Sir Henry Havelock, salmon-pink, striped 
carmine, large fine truss, ex 1 

198 *Solfaterre, brilliant scarlet, yellow centre, 
large compact truss, ex 1 

199 *Unico Spectabilis, beautiful rose, fine 
compact truss, ex 1 

200 *Victor Emmanuel, light carmine-scarlet, 
large truss, ex 1 

201 'Victoria Alexandrina, intense crimson, 
large handsome truss, ex 1 

202 *Von Schiller, deep salmon-pink, large com- 
pact truss, ex 2 

203 *Vuurbaak, crimson-scarlet, beautiful new 
variety, ex 6 


204 *Aimable Bleu, light porcelain-blue, striped 

dark porcelain, large bells, good truss, ex. 2 

205 fBloxberg, beautiful clear porcelain, large 

bells, good truss, ex o 

206 *Blondin, silvery grey, outside of tube bluish 

purple, large truss [new), ex 3 

207 *Bleu Parfait, light clear porcelain, fine 

truss, ex 1 

208 *Canning, dark porcelain shaded, large 

bells and large truss, ex 1 

209 *Celestina, clear transparent blue, ex 1 

210 fComte de St. Priest, celestial blue, large 

bells, fine truss, ex 1 

211 *Couronne de Celle, azure blue, large bells, 

large truss, ex 1 

212 fEnvoye, delicate porcelain ,fine o 

213 *Grand Lilas, beautiful silvery lilac, large 

compact truss, ex 1 

214 *Grand Vainqueur, pretty porcelain-lilac, 

large truss, ex 1 

215 *Grand Vedette, azure blue, shaded lilac, 

large bells, fine tt uss, ex 1 

216 *Hemera, beautiful celestial blue, compact 

fine truss, ex. 1 

217 # Leonidas, beautiful clear blue, large bells, 

fine truss 1 

218 tMurillO, deep porcelain, shaded lilac ..7... 1 

219 *Orondates, fine porcelain-blue, large bells, 

compact large truss, ex o 

220 +Paarlb00t, clear porcelain-blue o 

221 *Porcelain Sceptre, porcelain shaded lilac, 

fine truss o 

222 *Rabelais, beautiful lilac, large truss, ex. 1 

223 fRembrandt, dark porcelain-lilac, large 

bells, fine truss, ex 1 

224 fRichard Steel, dark porcelain, fine truss., o 

225 *Terwesten, beautiful light porcelain, large 

truss, ex 1 

226 fVan Speyk, lilac, large truss, ex 1 


227 fAlbion, deep purple-blue, compact fine 

truss, ex 1 

228 *Anna Bolena, rich purple, large truss 1 

229 *Argus, dark violet-blue, clear white eye, 

large bells, large truss, ex 1 

230 *Baron Von Humboldt, dark purple, out- 

side of petals black, fine truss, ex 1 

231 *Baron Van Tuyll, rich purple, large com- 

pact truss, ex o 

232 *Bleu Morsque, purple-lilac, large truss, ex. o 

233 *Charles Dickens, dark porcelain shaded 

lilac, large truss, ex o 

234 *Erebus, glowing purple, large truss, ex. ... 1^ 

235 *Feruch Khan, glittering purple, large 

truss, ex 2 

236 fGarrick, dark lavender, shaded puce, com- 

pact handsome truss, ex 1 

237 *General Havelock, rich glittering purple, 

very large truss, ex 3 

238 ^General Lauriston, fi?ie deep blue, white 

centre, fine truss, ex 1 

239 *Hassan, dark showy blue, fine truss, ex 1 

240 *King Of Siam, black, neat truss o 

241 *L'Ami du Cceur, violet-blue o 

242 *La Nuit, purple-black, fine truss, ex 1 

243 +Laurens Koster, rich violet-blue, long 

compact truss, ex 1 

244 *Lord Melville, indigo, prominent white 

centre, fine truss {new), ex 2 

245 *Lord Palmerston, clear blue, white centre, 

fine truss, very distinct {new), ex 1 

246 *Madame Koster, rich violet-blue, large 

compact truss, ex 1 

247 *Marie, dark purple-blue, striped indigo, 

immense spike {new), ex 1 

248 *Mimosa, rich shining purple, large truss, 

ex o 

249 *Nimrod, dark porcelain, fine truss, ex. ... o 

250 *Prince Albert, deep glittering black- 

purple, large compact truss, ex o 

251 fPrince of Saxe-Weimar, rich pui ple-lilac, 

very fine truss, semi-double, ex 

252 *Shakespeare, glittering pzirple, large 

truss, ex 1 

253 *Uncle Tom, rich purple-black, fine 1 

254 *William the First, fine glowing purple, 

long handsome truss, ex c 

o 8 


255 *Adelina Patti, red-lilac, close fine truss, ex. 2 

256 *Czar Peter, pale lavender-mauve, outside of 

fatal grey* large bells, handsome truss, ex. 5 

257 *De Candolle, lilac and ?nauve, handsome 

truss, ex 3 

258 *Haydn, mauve-lilac, large truss, ex 1 

259 *L'Unique, mauve, fine o 


*L'Honneur D'Overveen, deep mauve, fine 

compact spike, ex 2 

*Madlle. Theresa, deep mauve, ex ^3 

*Sir Edwin Landseer, dark red-lilac, close 

fine truss, ex 2 

263 *Sir Henry Havelock, purple-mauve, splen- 
did truss {new), ex 7 


Barr and Sugdcn, 1872.] 

1 1 


each — s. d. 

264 *Albus maximus, splendid large truss, ex. 1 6 

265 *AlbU8 superbissimus, large full truss, ex. 1 o 

266 *Baroness VanTuyll, long handsome truss, ex. 1 o 

267 *Blanchard, fine compact truss o 8 

268 +Bouquet Royal, long compact truss, ex... 1 6 

269 *Crown Princess of tbe Netherlands, 

large compact handsome truss, ex 1 o 

270 +Don Gratuit, large bells, good truss o 9 

271 fFlevo, lily white, ex 1 o 

272 *Fontaine, large beautiful truss, ex 1 6 

273 *Grand Vainqueur, fine compact truss o 8 

274 * ,, Vedette, large bells add truss, ex. o 9 

275 -t-Grootvorstin, large compact truss 2 o 

276 *La Candeur, fine close truss o 8 

277 +La Deesse, moderate bells, fine truss o 9 

278 *Lady Havelock, fine truss, ex 10 

279 *La Franchise, very fine large handsome 

truss {new), ex 1 6 

280 +La Tour d'Auvergne, large bells, large 

handsome truss, ex o 9 

294 fAnna Maria, blush, neat bells, with violet 

centre, good truss o 8 

295 *Anna Paulowna, white shaded rose, com- 

pact large truss, ex o 9 

296 *Cleopatra, waxy white, large bells, thick 

fine truss, ex o 9 ■ 

297 *Dolly Varden, white shaded rose, large 

bells, thick truss, ex 1 o 

298 *Elfrida, waxy white, large bells, bold hand- 

some truss, ex 1 o 

299 *Grandeur a Merveille, white shaded rose, 

immetise compact truss, ex o 9 

300 fLa Virginite, white shaded, very large 

bells, good truss o 8 


309 *Alida Jacobssa, rich canary-yellow o 9 

310 "Anna Carolina, beautiful primrose, fine 

compact truss, ex 1 o 

311 *Bird of Paradise, beautiful rich prim- 

rose, fine truss, ex 7 6 

312 *Canary, canary-yellow, fine truss 1 6 

313 *Duc dS Malakoff, straw colour, striped 

rose-lake, novel colour, large truss, ex. ... 2 o 

each — s. d. 

281 *La Vestale, lily white, splendid large 

handsome truss, ex 1 o 

282 *L'Innocence K large bells, large splendid 

truss {new), ex 8 6 

283 *Madame Van der Hoop, large bells, large 

compact truss, ex 1 3 

284 *Mirandolina, large fine truss, ex o 9 

285 *Mont Blanc, large bells, compact large 

handsome truss, ex 1 6 

286 *OvledO, compact large and handsome, ex 1 6 

287 *Paix de l'Europe, large truss, ex 1 6 

288 fPrince of Waterloo, neat bells, neat com- 

pact handsome truss, ex 1 o 

289 *Princess Frederick William, large fine 

truss, ex 1 6 

290 +Pyrene, large fine truss o 9 

291 *Queen Victoria, handsome truss, ex o 9 

292 *Queen of the Netherlands, large bells, 

very fine truss, ex 1 o 

293 *Snowball, fine truss, bells beautifully sym- 

metrical, and of great substance, ex 4 6 

301 *Lord Granville, white shaded rose, large 
bells, handsome truss, ex o 9 

302 *Monarque, white shaded rose, fine 1 o 

303 *Orondates, white tinged rose, large hand- 
some truss, ex 1 6 

304^+Princess Alice, white shaded rose, com- 
pact truss, ex 1 o 

305 *Seraphine, white shaded rose, large bells, 
very large truss, ex 1 o 

306 +Triumph Blandina, white, beatttifully 
tinged rose, pink centre, fine truss, ex. ... o 3 

307 *Tausen, white, s/iaded rose, very large 
handsome truss, ex 1 6 

308 * Voltaire, white shaded rose, large bells, 
fine truss o 8 


314 *"Grand Due de Luxembourg, rich yellow, 
large fine truss 2 o 

315 *Heroine, primrose, large truss, ex o 9 

316 *Ida, rich primrose, large truss, ex 2 6 

317 *King Of Holland, apricot colour, very dis- 
tinct, compact neat truss, ex o 3 

318 *La Citronniere, citron-yellow, very fine ... 1 o 
'319 *L'Or RAustralie, fineyellow, large truss , ex. 3 6 

320 *OverwiTTnaar, fine yellow, nice truss 1 o 



The Narcissus is amongst the oldest and most beautiful of Spring flowering bulbous plants. It has for 
centuries been one of the highly prized Garden favourites, and has commanded in an unusual degree the 
attention of the scientific botanist. During those epochs when artificial gardening has been in the ascendant, 
the Narcissus, like many another charming flower, has had to yield to the inexorable goddess of Fashion. Ac 
such times it has been saved from extinction by the fostering care of our Botanic Gardens, and of those enthusiastic 
amateurs who love flowers not for what they cost, but for their intrinsic beauty, and who, while they do not 
ignore new introductions, discard not their old friends, unless the new is an improvement upon the old. The 
Narcissus, however, like many other neglected flowers, is now reasserting its position, and claiming its proper 
place in the general economy of floral decoration. 

For well nigh three months, this season, at each of the fornightly meetings of the Royal Horticultural Society, 
we exhibited collections of flowers of the various Narcissi as they came into bloom. Could our readers have seen 
these, we have no doubt they would have joined in the general exclamations of praise so freely bestowed upon 
them, and the expressions of surprise that there should be a garden without the Narcissus. 

They may be classed among the first and the last of our Spring flowers — commencing with the Trumpet 
varieties in February and terminating with the Double Poeticus in June. 

The nomenclature of the Narcissus, curious to say, appears to have been always in a state of chronic con- 
fusion, for we find Parkinson, two centuries and a half ago, complaining that no two catalogues were agreed as to 
names, adding — " there hath been great confusion among many of our modern writers in not distinguishing the 
manifold varieties of Daffodils," and with the view of setting the matter right, in his Paradisi, published A.D. 
1629, he devotes forty pages to woodcuts and letterpress, illustrating and describing the various Narcissi. At 
that time he had in his garden almost every variety which we at present possess, with other beautiful kinds now 
evidently lost to cultivation. 

Herbert, two centuries later, in his A7naryllidacca, enters very fully into the nomenclature of the Narcissus, 
making free use of his contemporaries, Salisbury, Haworth, and Ellacombe, who were all deeply versed in the 
different forms and varieties of the Narcissus ; and from authors such as Parkinson, Miller, Linnaeus, Sweet, 
Clusius, etc., and from the various Flerbariums, he drew largely in dealing with this fine family of bulbous plants. 

In 1869, J. G. Baker, Esq., of the Royal Herbarium, at Kew, modified the classifications of the various 
writers on the Narcissus, and his classification, as cultivators, we have found most useful in our arrangement. 

12 [Barr and Sugden, 1872. 

Narcissus— continued. 

and in assisting us to correct the confusion which exists in the nomenclature. For the benefit of our readers we 
have adopted Mr. Baker's arrangement in our Catalogue, and our great regret is that we cannot offer all the 
different Narcissi described by the eminent authorities we have named ; for assuredly our ancestors possessed 
varieties of great beauty which are not now to be had. We have, however, done what we could, in making our 
collection as complete as possible, and have made several important additions. 

JV.B. — Should any of our Readers be possessed of scarce varieties of Narcissi, we shall be happy to exchange 
with them or become purchasers. To this end we invite them to send cut flowers enclosed in a small box by post. 

Culture, Adaptation, and Use. — The Narcissus succeeds in almost any situation and soil, but 
undoubtedly the right place for it is a position not too much exposed to the mid-day sun, as the expanded 
flowers sustain less injury by severe frost, by the withering March wind, or the coldest rain, than by a few days 
of hot dry sunshine. They should therefore be planted on the margins of copses or amongst the grass, in orna- 
mental plantations, woodland walks, carriage drives, and shrubberies. The roots multiply year by year ; there- 
fore they should be occasionally lifted, the ground enriched, and the roots replanted. This will increase the 
supply of cut flowers, as the Narcissus is one of the most valuable in Spring for furnishing vases, table 
bouquets, etc., lasting a long time in water, while in beauty of flower and variety of form it vies with the best of 
our indoor plants, and the Incomparable or Peerless section compares favourably with the Camellia and the Rose. 


*. d. 8. d. 

321 100 in 12 or more varieties ... 10/6, 15/, or 21 o | 324 12 in 12 varieties 2/0, 2/6 or 3 6 

322 50 in 12 ditto ... 5/6,7/6, or 10 6 1 325 Choice mixed per 100, 12/6; per doz. 2 o 

323 25 in 12 ditto ... 3/6, 4/6, or 5 6 | 326 Fine ,, ,, 7/6; ,, 16 

Group I. — Magui-coronatse, crown as long or rather longer than the divisions of the perianth. 

The varieties under this heading consist of Haworth's Ajax (the Trumpet Narcissus), and his Corbularia 
(the Hoop-Petticoat Narcissus). The variety No. 344 is what Parkinson calls Pseudo-Narcissus aureus Anglicus 
maximus, or Mr. Wilmer's Great Double Daffodil ; and which Parkinson says he and " Mr. Wilmer of Stratford 
Bowe, Esquire," received from Vincent Sion of Flanders, " an industrious and worthy lover of fair flowers." In 
the Garden, vol. i. ( p. 455, D. T. F., in describing two Daffodil Gardens composed of this variety, speaks of the 
effect as " waving seas of Daffodils," "surpassing apples of gold in baskets of silver," "flowers and leaves 
springing forth from amid the tender grass," etc. No. 336, Parkinson calls the Prince of Daffodils and the Glory 
of Daffodils, and names it Pseudo-Narcissus aureus maximus fore pleno, sive roseus Tradescanti. There are 
several other double forms described by Parkinson. One of these he tells us is natural to our country, " for Mr. 
Gerrard found it in a poor woman's garden in the West of England," and after that he heard that it was found 
wild in the Isle of Wight. This is doubtless the double form of the Pseudo-Narcissus of our woods, but which 
of the double varieties we have is this, we have not yet been able to determine. The beautiful Double White 
Trumpet Narcissus, illustrated by Sweet, we have secured a supply of bulbs this season, and of the White 
Bulbocodium (Corbularia Clusii) we can offer fine healthy roots ; we have a goodly stock of the scarce species 
M. Minor of Linnaeus, and of the beautiful early flowering N. Telamonius we have a fine stock, which we believe 
is exclusively in our hands. In the succession of flowering, Maximus with its large beautiful golden yellow 
trumpet-shaped flowers succeeds Telamonius. This again is succeeded by Emperor and Empress, conspicuous 
for their immense Golden Trumpets and Silver Shields. But in speaking of these sons of Anak of the Magni- 
coronatoe section, we must not forget the little Minimus, which expands its flowers while yet freeing itself from 
its winter covering of soil ; or N. Cernuus, the Silver Trumpet Narcissus. 

per ico. per doz. per too. per doz. 


327 Bulbocodium (Corbularia con- 

spicua), the beautiful golden yel- 
low Hoop Petticoat, or Medusa s 
Trumpet. Charm i tig in pots and 
as an edgifig 15 0...2 6 

328 Bulbocodium monophyllum (Cor- 
_Imlaria Clusii), the beautiful white 

Hoop Petticoat, very rare, is. 6d. each 160 

/329 Bicolor, golden yellow crown, and 

white perianth, is. each 12 o 

330 Bicolor maximus (var. Empress), 
jame as N. bicolor, in colour and 
form, but nearly twice as large ; a 
noble variety, 2s. 6d. each 

331 Cernuus, crown and perianth white, 

very beautiful 18 0...2 6 

332 Cernuus plenus, splendid double 

white, very rare, 2s. and 2s. 6d. 
each, and per dozen 2is. and 27s 

333 Lorifolius, golden trumpet, and 

ftfffO^ primrose perianth, is. 6d. each 

^Jy_33i Lorifolius maximus (var. Emperor), 
f r same as N. lorifolius in colour and 

form, but nearly twice as large ; a 
noble variety, 2s. 6d. each 

335 Maximus, crown and perianth deep 
golden yellow, very lai-ge 10 6...1 6 

336 Maximus grandiplenus, the great 
rose-flo7uered, double yellow daffo- 
dil, 6d. each 4 6 

337 Minor of Linmeus fine golden yel- 
CP Hoop Petticoat, very rare,is.6d.^ch 160 low, rare, 9 d. each 7 6 

338 Nanus, rich yellow crown, prim- 
rose perian th, a fine dwa rf variety 18 o . . . 2 6 

339 Nanus minimus, rich yellow, prim- 
rose perianth, very dwarf 18 0...2 6 

340 Nanus plenus, rich yellow, dwarf, 
very double and showy i3 0...2 6 

341 Nanus plenus monstrosus, //£<?340, 
. but with a larger and more double 
flower 3 6 

342 Pseudo- Narcissus, yellow crown 
and sulphur perianth 5 6...1 o 

343 Telamonius, crown yellow, perianth 
primrose, very large and early, 
very rare, gd. each 7 6 

344 Telamonius plenus, the large double 
yellow daffodil 7 6...1 o 

Group II. — Medii-coronate3, crown liatf as long as the divisions, or in one or two exceptional cases three 

quarters as long. 

The first in this galaxy of beauty is Incomparabilis, which Parkinson calls Narcissus latifolius omnium 
maximus amplo calice flavo, sive Nompareille, the Great Nonsuch Daffodil, and which Haworth calls Queltia. 
There are several varieties of this. The white one Parkinson calls the Peerless Daffodil ; it has two double forms — 
one white, with a rich orange nectary, which is sometimes called Butter and Eggs ; and the other white, with a 
sulphur nectary. If the planting of these two last is delayed till the beginning of January, they bloom in May, 
with flowers as large and as perfect as that Queen of flowers the Rose. Next in importance is the Philogyne of 
Haworth, or what Parkinson calls the Lady Mattenesse, or Lesser Nonpareil Daffodil ; it is exceedingly graceful, 
and to cut for vases or table bouquets is most valuable. The double variety (the first time we have been able to 
offer it), is a plant of rare beauty. Macleai is a miniature Bicolor. Triandrus, Juncifolius, and Montanus, are 
very distinct and very beautiful, and will be most highly prized by those who are fond of rarities. 


Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 


Narcissus— continued. 
345 Incomparabilis, primrose, yellow 

crown, very beautiful 

plenus, primrose, orange nec- 
tary, ve/y double 

albus, ( The Peerless Daffodil) 

per 100. per doz. 


„ plenus aurantiacus, 

zuhite, orange nectary, 
large and very beautiful 

349 „ plenus sulphureus, 

7u/iite, sulphur nectary, 
large and very beautiful 10 

350 JuncifoliUS, yellow, a charming small 

' species, 6d. each 





1 8 
















OO. per doz. 
d. /. 



6... 1 6 

7%tf Philogynes differ from each other very slightly 
and more spreading, while Trilobus is smaller, and the 

351 Juncifolius major, rick yett&ur, fine 

352 Macleai, a charming dwarf species, 

with golden crown and while 

353 Montanus, while, very distinct 

354 Philogyneinterjectus, yellow 7 6. 

355 „ Odorus, yellow 7-6...! o 

356 ,, rugulosus, yellow 7 6.1 o 

357 ,, trilobUS, yellow 7 6...1 o 

358 Schizanthes orientalis, primrose, 

yellow crown, very beautiful 10 6 

359 Tfiandrus, primrose, perianth re- 

flexed, a charming dwarf species 10 6 

except in the case of Odorus ; the flower of this is larger 
divisions of i/ie perianth more closely arranged. 


o 5 

Group III. — Parvi-coronatse, crown less than half as long as the divisions of the perianth. 

In this section is the true Narcissus. Parkinson called it the Purple-ringed Daffodil : it is now called 
N. Poeticus, of which there are several varieties. Angustifolius, or Stellatus, flowers in March ; Recurvus, Majalis, 
etc., flower in May ; and the double form, with its snow-white blossoms, continues blooming till well nigh the 
middle of June. Many of our readers may remember the grand effect produced in the borders of old kitchen 
gardens where these were wont to be grown in long unbroken bands, a sight not readily to be forgotten ; the 
snow-white flowers of the double peering from amidst the graceful green foliage on the one hand, and the purple 
ring contrasting with the pure white of the single varieties on the other. Biflorus, the two-flowered species, is a 
fine plant ; Gracilis, as its name implies, is slender and graceful ; Intermedius is a beautiful dwarf variety ; and 
Tenuior, sometimes called the Silver Jonquil, is beautiful associated with Gracilis. 

The Tazetta, or Bunch-flowered species, offered in this Group, are remarkably beautiful, being more dwarf, 
and generally with smaller heads of bloom than the varieties of Tazetta we offer under the head of Polyanthus 

per 100. 
s. d. 

360 Biflorus, white, yellow crown 10 

361 Gracilis, yellow, graceful and beau- 


362 Intermedius, yellozv, orange crown, 

fine dwarf variety 12 

363 'PoetiCUS, pure white, red crown, fra- 
grant 3 

extra large Dutch roots 7 

var. angustifolius, white, 

rose crown, early flowering 18 
var. radiiflorus, red crown 10 
var. recurvus, rose crown 10 
,, „ gracilis, rose 

crown 10 

flore-pleno (albus plenus 
odoratus), pure white, 

exceedingly fragrant 5 

extra large Dutch roots 10 
white, yellow 

per doz. 
U d. 







371 Tazetta conipressa 


6.. .2 

6... 1 

6... 1 
6... 1 

6... 1 


per 100. per doz. 
SI d. s. d. 

372 Tazetta dubius luteus, while, yel- 

low cup 3 6 

373 „ l&QXiQOlOT, deiicateprimrose, 

orange crown 5 ^ 

374 Luna, white, primrose 

crown 4 6 

375 Orientalis, white, orange 

crown, large flower 12 6. ..2 O 

376 ,, papyraceus, clear white, 

very cha rm ing 21 0...3 o 

377 ,, plena quantilla, white, 

# orange crown 7 6 

378 „ nobillissimus, double 12 o 

379 „ Romanus, double white, 

yellow nectary, flowers 
out of doors early in 
March 21 0....3 O 

380 Tenuior (Silver Jonquil), silvery 

white, very graceful 18 0...2 6 

Group \\\.— continued. POLYANTHUS NARCISSUS. 

The Polyanthus, or Tazetta Narcissus, in beds or masses in the flower garden, produces a grand effect, and 
forms a striking contrast to the Tulip and the Hyacinth. The varieties offered are perfectly distinct, so tnat they 
"may be grouped together for effect, or in separate masses. Where large quantities of cut flowers are in 
demand plant these flowers freely, in or out of doors, and they will not faiLjo give the utmost satisfaction. In 
the open ground the crown of the bulb should be from six to seven inches uhdpr the surface. 


d. s. d. 

381 100 in 4 splendid varieties 24 o I 383 25 in 4 splendid varieties 6 6 

382 50 in 4 ditto ditto 12 6 | 384 12 in 4 ditto ditto 3 6 

per doz. — s. d. 

385 Early Paper White, pure white 3 6 

386 Gold Cup, pure white, with gold cup 3 6 

387 FloribundUS, white, with citron cup 3 6 

S88 Muzart's, while, orange cup, per 100, 15s. 6d. 2 6 

per doz. — /. d. 

389 Primrose Cup, pure white with primrose]... 4 6 

390 Yellow Prince, yellow, with orange cup ... 3 o 

391 Choice mixed, zis. per 100 3 o 

392 Fine ,, x$s. ,, 2 6 


The rich goldm-yellaw and the snow-white large heads of bloom, indicate the Polyanthus Narcissus as 
indispensable where flowers are cultivated for winter and spring decoration, as in pots, glasses, ajid jardinets ; 
mid while the culture is as simple as for the Hyacinth, the results are in all respects equally satisfactory, and, 
like the Hyacinth, when three bzdbs are grown together in a 6 or 7-inch pot, the effect is greatly enhanced. 

Where flowers are in demand in December and early in "January, the Paper White a?td Double Roman 
Narcissus are invaluable. Pot them early in the autumn, and when well rooted comme?ice forcing as required 
Thus treated, they and the Roman Hyacinth can be had i?i bloom from early in November. 

\Barr and Sugden, 1872. 


Polyanthus Narcissus— continued. s. d. 

393 36 in 18 splendid varieties 12 6 

24 in 12 ditto ditto 7 6 

each — s. d. 

Bathurst, primrose, orange cup o 6 

Bazelman Major, white, yellow cup 1 o 

Czar Alexander, primrose, orange cup o 6 

Florence Nightingale, white, orange cup o 9 

General Windham, canary, yellow cup o 6 

Gloriosa, white, ^^mgc-cup-r^-. — .*. -r. o 4 

Grand Monarque, white, citron cup o 4 

„ Primo, white, citron cup o 4 

„ „ yellow {new), fine o 8 

„ Soleil d'Or, yellow, orange cup o 4 

Grootvorst, white, citron cup, fine o 4 

Her Majesty, white, orange cup o 9 

Jaune Supreme, yellow o 9 







:8 in 18 splendid varieties 
:2 in 12 ditto ditto 

Lord Canning, primrose, yellow cup 

Louis le Grand, white, primrose cup 

Perle d'Amour, primrose, yellow cup 

Paper White, pure white, early, and very 

pretty, 3s. 6d. per doz 

Queen of Netherlands, white and yellow 

Queen Victoria, white, yellow cup 

Roman, double white {true), very early, 

3s. per doz 

Sir Isaac Newton, yellow, orange cup 

Staten General, white, yellow cup 

Sulpherine, sulphur, light yellow cup, fine 
White Pearl, pure white, primrose cup . . . 

s. a. 

7 o 

4 o 

-s. d. 

o 6 

o 6 

o 6 

Group III.— continued. JONQUIL NARCISSUS. 

The double and the single Jonquil are greatly prized for their fragrance, and are cultivated three or more in a 
five-inch pot, and treated as recommended for the Hyacinth. Campernelli is one of the most effective plants m 
the flower garden, and very pretty when cultivated in pots. 

per doz.— t. d. per doz. — s. d. 

421 Double, rich deep yellow, largest roots 4 6 

422 ,, „ second size roots ... 3 o 

423 Single, sweet scented, largest roots 2 6 

424 Single, sweet scented, second size roots 1 6 

425 Campernelli, least fragrant, but very graceful and 

beautiful in borders, 55. per 100 ; gd. per dozen. 


Tulips in Spring are amongst the most beautiful and effective objects in the Flower Garden. Their colours 
are rich and charmingly diversified ; they are extremely hardy, of the easiest possible culture, and they are always 
a success. They will grow in almost any soil and situation, flowering with the same freedom in the shade as in 
the sunshine, and as much at home in confined town gardens as in more favoured situations. In front of shrubs, 
bands of double and single intermixed maintain a display for a long period, surpassing that of almost any other 
Spring flower, while in beds of distinct colours, or the colours intermingled, they are always objects of admiration; 
and in gardens of limited extent, and where the flower beds must be kept gay from the first opening of Spring, 
the surface of the Tulip beds may be planted with Forget-me-Not, Silene, Colhnsia bicolor, etc., and so arranged, 
the floral display is maintained till the Summer bedding plants are ready to furnish the beds. 

We have omitted from our Collection several which we consider superseded, and replaced them by 
ethers 0/ greater merit, being the result of the extensive trials continually going on at our Expet imental Grounds. 


No other section of the Tulip displays *so great a variety of delicate, striking, and attractive colours as 
these. Of selfs there are beautiful scarlets, crimsons, whites, and yellows. Of parti-colours, there are snow- 
white grounds, striped and feathered with purple, violet, crimson, rose, puce, and cerise ; and yellow grounds, 
with crimson, scarlet, and red flakes and feathers ; so that only those who have cultivated the varieties of Early 
Single Tulips systematically can form any just idea of their beauty, when grown three in a pot, or massed in 
beds or in groups in the flower borders. There is nothing about these flowers gaudy or objectionable to the most 
refined taste ; the form, the colours, and the combinations are graceful and pleasing in the extreme. 




s. d. 

426 10 each of 20 of the following splendid varieties 25 o 

427 5 „ „ 13 6 

428 3 ,, ,, 8 6 

429 Very fine mixed, 70s. per 1,000, js. 6d. per 100, is. per dozen. 

430 Due Van Thol, scarlet, edged yellow ; this variety, planted early, can be forced 

into bloom from November onwards. It is best grown three to twelve in a 
pot ; and in large establishments, where numerous jardinets have to be fur- 
nished, it should be treated as the growers do who supply Covent Garden 
Market ; that is, plant the roots in any common box as thickly as they can 
be placed together, and when coming into bloom arrange them in the jardinets 
as required. 8j. 6d. per 100, is. 3d. per dozen. 

per ico. per doz. per 100. per doz, 

j. d. s. d. t. d. s. d. 

431 Ardemus, rich crimson, narrowly \ 440 Due Van Thol, blush rose 15 0...2 o 

margined yellow 10 6...1 6 

432 Arms of Leyden, white, conspicu- 

ously marked with rose 10 6. ..1 6 

433 Canary Bird, beautiful yellow 2 6 

434 Cardinal, carmine-red, very effective 10 6...1 6 

435 Chevalier, carmine, striped gold; 

each root produces 3 or 4 flowers ... 10 6...1 6 

436 Comte de Mixabeau, white 10 6...1 6 

437 Couleur Ponceau, rich cerise 7 6...1 o 

438 Couronne Pourpre, velvety crimson 10 6...1 6 
43? Due Major, red, edged yellow 7 6...1 o 

441 „ brilliant scarlet 10 6...1 6 

442 „ JbrighH yellow 18 0...2 6 

443 „ pure white 5 6 

444 Duchesse de Parma, orange-crimson, 

edged yellow, showy 10 6...1 6 

445 Franciscus Primus, white, shaded 

cerise 10 6...1 6 

446 Golden Prince, pure yellow 10 6...1 6 

447 Keizerskroon, crimson-scarlet, deeply 

edged with clear bright yellow, very 

handsome 21 0...3 o 

Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 

Tulips— continued. 


448 La Belle Alliance (Waterloo), bril- 

liant crimson-scarlet 18 

449 Lac Van Rheim, rose-violet, deeply 

margined with pure white 7 

450 Lac Van Rheim, foL variegatis, same 

in colour as 449, with the foliage con- 
spicuously margined golden yellow, 
exceedingly beautiful in beds, etc... 15 

451 Le Coeur ae France, bright yellow, 

slightly flaked crimson 

452 Pax Alba, pure white 18 

453 Pottebakker Yellow 21 

per loo. per doz. per loo. per do*. 

/. d. :. d. s. d. s, d. 

454 Pottebakker White, pure white, bold 
6 handsome flower 15 0...2 o 

455 Prince de Ligne, golden yellow 12 6. ..2 o 

o 456 Queen Victoria, rosy white 7 6...1 o 

457 Rembrandt, rich scarlet 21 0 . 3 o 

458 Rose Grisdeline, rose, tinged white... 10 6...1 6 

459 Samson Crimson, crimson-scarlet... 15 0...2 o 
o I 460 Silver Standard, scarlet, striped and 

feathered pure white 7 6...1 o 

6 461 Thomas Moore, glossy apricot, very 

6 pretty, and quite distinct 10 6...1 6 

o I 462 Yellow Prince, pure yellow 7 6...1 o 



For additional varieties, sec next Section. 


The following include the newer kinds, and show considerable advances, especially in the shape, colour, and 
increased size of the flowers — points of considerable importance in flowers cultivated in-doors. Amateurs desirous 
of having a named collection of Early Tulips, or who may have some select bed where they would like to have 
as great a variety and as much beauty as possible combined, would do well to purchase one or more of each of 
the two collections. One bulb each from Nos. 431 to 530, 30s. 


463 100 in 100 splendid varieties 25 o 

464 100 in 50 ,, ,, 21 o 

465 100 in 33 ,, ,, 17 6 

466 50 m 50 ,, ,, 12 6 


50 in 
25 in 
25 in 
12 in 

25 splendid varieties 10 

25 7 

1 ». 5 

13 3/ 0 to 5 

471 Splendid mixed, \oos. per 1,000, \os. 6d. per ioo, is. 6d. per dozen. 

per doz. — s. 

472 Abbesse de St. Denis, rich cerise, striped 

and feathered white 2 

473 Alba Regalis, creamy white 2 

474 Alida Maria, white striped cerise 3 

475 Beaute Parfaite, carmine striped white ... 2 

476 Belle Laura, violet crimson and white 2 

477 Bride of Haarlem, scarlet, feathered white 3 

478 pure white 5 

479 Brutus, crimson, feathered yellow 2 

480 ,, improved, golden yellow, feathered 
crimson 5 

481 Canary, beautiful yellow 2 

482 Cardinal Gold, rich crimson, gold striped, 

very beautiful 3 

483 Cerise de France, white, striped crimson... 2 

484 Chrysolora, pure yellow, the largest and 

handsomest of the yellows {new) 4 

485 Claremont, rose striped, large flower 3 

486 „ gold striped 4 

487 ,, pure white 4 

488 Coeur de Brabant, crimson and yellow 2 

489 Comte &eVergeimes,white, feathered cerise- 

crimson 7 

490 Couleur Cardinal, rich crimson-scarlet ... 2 

491 Cottage Maid, rose-pink, shaded white, very 

pretty 2 

492 Cramoisi Royal, cherry, striped white 4 

493 ,, Superbe, rose-crimson, very rich 2 

494 Donna Maria, white, feathered cerise-crim- 

son 4 

495 Dorothea Blanche, white, striped scarlet, 

pretty 3 

496 Drapeau de France, rose-lilac 2 

497 Duchess of Austria, orange and yellow, 

fine 2 

498 Duke of York, rose-lilac, edged white 2 

499 Eldorado, crimson, feathered yellow 3 

500 Eleonore, violet-purple 3 

501 Epaminondas, rich crimson, feathered 

white 3 

502 Fabiola, rose-violet, striped and feathered 

white, splendid large flower 10 



6 I 

6 P 

6 I 



per doz ■ 

503 Feu Couronne, bright crimson-scarlet 

504 Florida, purple-violet, fine 

505 Globe de Rigaut, violet, striped and fea- 

thered white, handsome 

506 Golden Eagle, fine pure yellow 

507 Grand Blanche, pure white 

508 Grootmeester Van Maltha, white, striped 

and feathered scarlet 

509 Imperator Grisdeline, white and lake 

510 Jan Luyken, crimson, tipped and flushed 


511 Lac d'Austrie, violet, edged white 

512 Lac d'Or, dark violet, beautiful broad gold 


513 Le Matelas, rose, edged white 

514 Louis d'Or, yellow, striped scarlet 

515 Maria de Medicis, primrose, striped and 

feathered deep cerise, fine and distinct ... 

516 Moliere, bright violet, showy 

517 Monument, dark cerise 

518 Paul Moreelze, deep car7ni?ie, very fine 

519 Proserpine, rose-carmine, mag?iificent large 


520 Reine Victoria, white, striped scarlet 

521 Roi Pepin, red and white striped, large fine 


522 Rose Luisante, beautiful rose, large 

523 „ Tendre, white, striped crimson 

524 Standard Gold, golden, much striped crim- 

son, very beautiful 

525 Sunbeam, bright scarlet 

526 Superintendent, white, striped and fea- 

thered violet, very fine 

527 Van der Neer, rich violet, large and very 


528 Van Vondel, crimson-scarlet, flushed white, 

large and very handsome 

529 Vermilion Brilliant, dazzling vermilion 

scarlet, splendid colour 

530 Wouverman, dark purple, splendid large 



3 6 
3 o 

9 o 
9 o 

7 6 

9 © 

7 6 

4 6 

9 6 

For additional varieties, see Outdoor Section, p. 14. 


The leading features in these are their massive forms, brilliant, diversified, and beautiful colours, which 
admirably adapt them for beds on the lawn, terrace, or flower garden, and for edgings to Rhododendrons, 
Azaleas, and Roses ; also for planting in the flower and shrubbery borders in groups of three or more. 

The * indicates the varieties which may be grown in pots ; and, amongst these, Tournesol, 561, which 
flowers with the Early Single Tulip is invaluable for forming sectional lines when the Early Tulips are planted in 

i6 \Barr and Sugden, 1872. 

Tulips — continued. 

designs. For forcing, the Tournesol is the most valuable, and forms in the early Spring months one of the leading 
features in flowering plants brought into Covent Garden Market. Imperator Rubrorum is the best scarlet, and 
Tournesol Yellow is the best yellow, for pot culture. Most of the others are very effective in pots, but it is not 
desirable to force them, except very gently. In pots, the Tulip requires the same cultural treatment as the 
Hyacinth. Yellow Rose with Gold-striped Foliage is a valuable acquisition. In beds, Rex Rubrorum is the most 
effective scarlet, and La Candem the most effective white. Indeed, these two Tulips stand unrivalled amongst 
Spring flowering plants. 0 

r<^p= We think it only right to state that our mixed double Tulips do not contain any of those nondescript 
colours -which too frequently form part of the double Tulips sold in mixture. 


8. J. g, d. 

531 100 in 25 splendid varieties 15 6 535 25 in 12 splendid varieties 4 o 

532 100 in 20 ,, ,, 12 6 536 12 in 12 . ,, ,, 2 6 

533 100 in 10 ,, ,, 10 6 537 Superfine mixed, 10s. 6d. per 100, is. 6d. per doe. 

534 50 in 25 ,, , 8 6 538 Fine mixed js. 6d. ,, is. 

539 Double Due Van Thol, red, margined yellow. This dwarf early-flowering Tulip is offered at a very low 
price. It should be used for edgings, or for broad marginal lines where a blaze of colour is the great 
desideratum. 36^. per 1000 ; 4s. 6d. per 100 ; gd. per dozen. 

per 100. per doz. 

». d. s. d. 

540 Blane Borde Pourpre, violet-purple, 

bordered white 7 6 . . . 1 o 

541 Bleu Celeste, purple-violet 10 6...1 6 

542 *Couronne de Roses, deep cerise, 

very beautiful 12 6... 2 o 

543 * ,, Imperiale, violet-crim- 

son, striped white, handsome 18 0...2 6 

544 *Duke of York, crimson, edged 

white, very pretty 10 6...1 6 

545 *Extremite d Or, bright crimson- 

scarlet, edged yellovo, fine 21 0...3 o 

546 Gloria Soiis, scarlet, deeply edged 

with bright yellow, fine 7 6...1 o 

547 *HeliaEthus, crimson, edged gold 3 o 

548 *Hercules, white and scarlet 4 6 

549 *Imperator Rubrorum, rich crim- 

son-scarlet, beautiful 18 0...2 6 

550 *La Candeur, pure white 15 0...2 o 

551 *Le Blason, rose and white, fine 3 6 

552 *Ma£age de ma Fille, pure white, 

striped cerise 18 0...2 6 

553 *Overwinnaar, white striped rose- 

violet, handsome 12 6... 2 o 

per loo. per doz. 

t. d. $. d. 

554 *Overwinnaar superfine, white, 

striped rose-violet, beautiful 3 6 

555 *Paeony Gold, crimson , striped gold. ..10 6...1 6 

556 *Pseony Rose, rose-crimson ... '. 10 6...1 6 

557 *Purple Crown, rich velvety-crim- 

son, very fine 7 6...1 o 

558 *Reglna Rubrorum, crimson, 

feathered with primrose 21 0...3 o 

559 *Rex Rubrorum, brilliant crimson- 

scarlet, splendid 7 6...1 o 

560 *Rosine, rose-pink, very pretty xo 6...1, 6 

561 *Tournesol, scarlet, edged yellow, 

very beautiful 10 6...1 6 

562 *Tournesol Yellow, yellow, flushed 

orange, very fine 21 0...3 o 

563 * Velvet Gem, crimson, golden edged, 

showy 6 o 

564 *Yell0W Rose, very beautiful pure 

yellow, fragrant fiowers 7 . 6...1 O 

565 *Yellow Rose, gold striped foliage, 

exceedingly attractive as an edging, 
or as a sectional line for dividing 
various colours 3 6 


These Tulips were formerly greatly prized by Amateurs for their individuaHfeiuty. Now that efect is the 
maia thing sought after in the flower garden, they are valued for the grand display they produce in close suc- 
cession to the Early Single Tulips, thus forming a connecting link in the general Spring display. 

per 100. per doz. 
t. d. s. d. 

566 Mixed Bizarres, yellow ground, 

striped crimson , purple, or white... 10 .6...1 6 

567 Mixed Byblcemens, white ground, 

stfiped black, lilac, or purple 10 6...1 6 

per ice. per doz. 
*. d. $. d. 

563 Mixed Roses, white ground, striped 

crimson, pink, or scarlet 10 6...1 6 

569 Fine Mixed Dutch Varieties 7 6...1 o 

570 Choice Mixed English Varieties ... 12 6... 2 o 


The fiowers of the Parrot Tulips are large, and before expanding resemble a parrot's beak ; the colours 
are brilliant, forming singular combinations rarely met with in flowers. In mixed borders and in front of 
shrubs they are strikingly effective. Grown in hanging baskets they droop over the side and impart quite an 
orchidaceous effect. 

per doz. — s. d. 

571 Admiral de Constantinople, red, slightly 

tipped orange : 1 o 

572 Coffee Colour, crimson-brown, striped 

yellow and green 1 o 

573 Large Yellow, pure yellow, slightly striped 

crimson and green 1 o 

574 Monster Rouge, large crimson 1 6 

579 Fine Mixed 

per doz. — *. d. 

575 Markgraaf Van Baden, bright yellow, 

striped bright scarlet and green 1 6 

576 Orange, streaked brown 1 o 

577 Perfecta, yellow, striped green and tipped 

scarlet 1 O 

578 Yellow' and Red, crimson, yellow, and 

green variegated 1 O 

..per 100, js. 6d. ; per dozen, is. 


This is the showiest of all Tulips ; the flowers are large, and of the richest intense scarlet. It is taller 
than the ordinary' Tulip, and forms a succession to the early-flowering varieties. It should, therefore, be 
planted in isolated beds, in lines or ribbons, in front of shrubs, or in groups in the borders. The rich dazzling 
colour and the size of the flowers make it an invaluable subject for distant effect. 

s. d. s. d. 

580 Gesneriana, bright crimson-scarlet >.... per 100 7 6 per doz. 1 o 

580.^ varietas, brilliant rosy scarlet ,, 76 ,, 10 

Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 


Tvurs-continued. VARIOUS TULIPS. 

The species here noted are as beautiful as they are remarkable. Clusiana, with its small Ixia-like flowers, 
is a little gem ; Cornuta, with its curiously twisted petals resembling spiral horns ; Oculus Salts, with its great 
crimson-black centre ; Viridijlora, green, margined yellow ; Sylvestris, the sweet-scented Tulip ; Retroflcxa and 
Elegans, with their charming recurved petals; Pcrsica, with its dwarf habit, 3 in., and extreme floriferous 
character and fragrance, is most valuable for edgings and small beds. To those who are collectors of hardy 
bulbs this section cannot be otherwise than of the deepest interest. 

each— s. d 

581 Carinata rubra (nao) o < 

582 „ violacea (nno) o 9 centre, remarkable per doz. 2/6 o 3 

583 Cluslana, white, striped red, black centre, 
beautiful per doz. 3/6 

584 Cornuta [horned), yellwo and red, curious 

per doz. 1/6 o 2 

585 Elegans, rich carmine ,, 2/6 o 3 

586 Fulgens, red ,, 3/6 o 4 eaz vinainora,^;w//, edged yeliozv, per doz. 2/0 o 3 

587 Maculata o 6 593 „ praecox, green o 6 

o 4 

each— 8. 

588 Oculus Solis (Sun's Eye), crimson, black 

centre, remarkable per doz. 2/6 

589 Persica, yellow, fragrant, dwarf and valu- 

able for edging, per 100, 10/6; per doz. 1/6 

590 Retroflexa, yell wo , 3/6 

591 Sylvestris [sweet-scented Florentine), yellow 

per doz. 1/6 

592 Viridiflora,^;-^//, edged yelloio, per doz. 2/6 

593 „ prsecox, green 


The Crocus is one of Flora's first heralds of Spring, and for the flower garden it is indispensable. When 
used two or three lines deep as an edging to beds, or to form broad marginal lines in distinct colours, or in various 
colours blended, the effect is remarkably striking. We have seen long, broad, wavy bands of golden yellow, of 
pure white, and of deep purple Crocus, also fancy devices of these, and groups and masses of 10 to 1,000 bulbs, 
expand with such effect in the sun, as to elicit the greatest admiration. In lawns and pleasure parks where the 
grass is not mown very early, the Crocus and Snowdrop planted in scrolls or other fancy designs are frequentlv 
introduced with remarkably fine effect ; while in wildernesses and woodland walks they are universal favourites as 
associates of the sweet-scented violet, the primrose, and the oxlip. 

The depredations of mice on the Crocus may be prevented by placing pieces of the Crown Imperial bulb near 
where the roots are planted. 


These are offered by the thousand at moderate prices that they may be planted extensively as edgings to 
beds, in shrubbery borders, woodland walks, wild gardens, lawns, pleasure parks, etc. To one customer we last 
Autumn supplied nearly 50,000 Yellow Crocus to edge off beds cut in the grass, and such was the grand effect 
produced, that he informed as it was his intention, as opportunity occurred, to edge off the whole of his beds in 
a similar manner. The beauty of such masses, expanding beneath the mid-day sun in February or March, is 
such that the brush of the artist would fail to convey the effect. 

s. d. I 1. d. 

594 1000 in S varieties 17 o 596 250 in 8 varieties 4 6 

595 506 in 8 ,, 8 6 | 597 100 in 8 ,, 2 o 

598 Mixed, all colours per 100, is, 6d. per 1000, 14J. 6d. 

per 1000. per 100. per doz. 
s. d. s. d. a. d. 

per 1000. per 100. per doz. 

599 Blue and Purple, mixed 18 

600 Striped, mixed 18 

601 White, mixed 18 

602 Fine Golden Yellow, a very 

fine pure yellow 18 

603 Extra fine large pure. 

Golden Yellow 25 



0...2 0...0 

0...3 0...0 

». d. 


604 Cloth Of Silver, white, striped 

purple or lilac 21 0...2 6...0 

605 Cloth of Gold, golden yellow, 

striped brown 18 0...2 0...0 

606 Scotch, white, striped purple.. 21 0...2 6...0 

607 Versicolor, white, striped 

purple 21 0...2 6...0 



The following splendid large-flowered varieties, with their rich, beautiful, varied, and distinct colours are 
admirably adapted for edgings to select beds, and for carrying out specific and fancy designs/ Purples can be 
had in various hues, whites as pure as the snowflake, and yellows as bright as burnished gold ; while in variegates 
Sir Walter Scott stands out prominently with its grand flowers almost as large as Tulips. These named varieties 
are the best Crocus for pot culture, and when used for this purpose, they should be planted thickly together, 
grown in an airy situation, and have abundance of water. 


£ s. d. 

608 1000 in 10 splendid varieties ,. 1 10 o 

609 500 in 10 • ,, o 16 6 

£ s. d. 

610 250 in 10 splendid varieties 086 

611 100 in 20 ,, 046 

612 Extra fine mixed, from named varieties, all colours per 100, y. 6d. per 1,000, 30J. 

per loo. per doz. 

s. d. s. d. 

613 Albion, very large white 4 0...0 8 

(ft.4 Albertine, white, striped violet 3 0...0 6 

615 Argus, white, violet fiakjid .„ 4 0...0 8 

616 Barr's New Golden Yellow, the roots 

1 of this variety are extremely large, • 
each root generally producing from 

12 to 18 flowers *~ 4 6.. 

617 Blucher, fine purple lilac, distinct... 4 6.. 

618 Calypso, white, purple throat 4 o.. 

per 100. per doz. 

619 Charles Dickens, large purple ...... 4 

620 David Rizzio, deep pm-ple : . . . 4 

621 Earl Russell, large purple lilac 4 

622 Florence Nightingale, latge fine, 

white, purple throat 3 6...0 6 

623 General Garibaldi, white, striped 

with purple 5 6...1 o 

624 Gloria Mundi, white, striped lilac 3 6...0 6 

625 King of Blue, purple, striped lilac 4 

626 Koh-i-noor, large dark purple (new) 7 

627 La Majestueuse, violet stripdd, on a 

delicately tinted ground 4 

628 La Neige, snow white 4 

629 Lamplighter, bright purple 4 

630 Lord Byron, very fine put pie 4 

631 Lord Macaulay, large dark 'purple 5 

632 Lilacinus superbus, sky blue v 4 

633 Mary Stuart, white, purple thrqat... 4 

634 Mrs. Beecher Stowe, pure whity ... 4 

635 Mont Blanc, large pure white 4 

636 Ne Plus Ultra, fitie lilac purple 3 

637 Othello, fine dark purple 4 

638 Pomona, splendid while 4 

639 Pride of Albion, white, stripcd.violct, 

large and fine 3 

(/. 8. 



.0 6 


\Barr and Sudden, 1872. 

per 100. per doz 

Crocus— continued. s . </. «. d 

640 Princa Albert, large purple lilac ... 3 6...0 6 

641 Princess Alexandra, white, striped 

lilac , large Jlower 3 6...0 6 

642 Princess of Wales, large pure white 5 6...0 9 

643 Purity, pure white 4 0...0 8 

644 Rubens, the richest purple 4 6...0 8 

per 100. per doz. 

645 Queen Victoria, pure white 3 

648 Sir J. Franklin, large dark purple... 4 

647 Sir Walter Scott, ^beautifully pen- 

cilled lilac, very large 3 

648 Sulphureus (Louis d'Or), yellow ... 4 

649 Vulcan, rich purple lilac 3 





This is one of the first heralds of spring ; like its autumn flowering relative, the Colchicum, the flowers 
appear suddenly as if by magic, leaving the more material part of the plant, the leaves, to follow. This distinctive 
character greatly enhances its value, as may be readily imagined when unexpectedly you come upon a mass of 
rich rose-purple flowers without a vestige of foliage. For permanent edgings, rockwork, and mixed borders, 
it is exceedingly attractive. 

650 Vernum, rose-purple, per 100, ioj. 6d. ; per doz., is. 6d. 

651 „ fol. variegatis, rose-purple, foliage margined white, very attractive, per doz., 4.?. 6d. 


It is indeed seldom a whole bed is given up to the Snowdrop, and yet, if there is one pleasure greater 
than another to the lover of Spring flowers, it is the sheet of snowy blossom which is seen in a mass of these. 
They must be planted for this purpose without stint, the bulbs almost touching each other ; and to secure a 
succession of bloom from the same bed, Tulips, Hyacinths, or Narcissus may be planted at a depth of six inches, 
and the Snowdrops on the top of these at a depth of three inches. As the Snowdrops pass out of bloom, the second 
crop will just be making their way through the soil, and the foliage of the Snowdrop will act as a green carpet to 
the second display. A similar effect may be produced with Crocus, and with that loveliest of all early Spring 
flowering plants, Scilla Sibirica. A bed of surpassing beauty can be formed with a deep edging of Scilla Sibirica, 
and the centre of Snowdrops. 

It is in permanent situations, however, that the Snowdrop is most usually planted, and for which it is best 
adapted, planted thickly in lines three to six bulbs deep, or in masses where they can remain undisturbed, such as 
close to the edges of flower beds and shrubbery borders. In grass lawns and pleasure parks they should be 
planted in scrolls or fancy devices, without disturbing the turf, simply by making holes five inches deep with a 
dibber, dropping in two inches of fresh soil, then three bulbs, and filling up with soil, keeping the holes about 
three inches apart. 

s. d. 8. d. s. d. 

652 Double-flowering per 1000 21 o ... per 100 2 6 ... per doz. o 4 

653 Single-flowering 21 o ... ,, 26... ,, 04 

654 Double-flowering, extra large roots 30 o... ,, 3 6 ... ,, o - 6 

655 Single-flowering „ ,, 30 o 3 6 ... ,, o 6 

656 Crimean Snowdrop (Galanthus plicatus), per doz., js. 6d. ; each, gd. 


The golden blossoms of the Winter Aconite contrast richly with the pure white of the Snowdrop and the 
lovely blue of the Scilla Sibirica. These, combined with the rich green carpet of leaves which continues for 
months, indicate it as a valuable plant to cultivate in situations where it is desirable to clothe the ground, such as 
under trees, where few things else will grow, and in moist situations where few plants will stand the winter. 
657 Winter Aconite, golden yellow, per doz., 6d. ; per 100, zs. 6d. to 3s. 6d. ; per. 1000, 21s. to 30s. 


The Iris is a flower of extreme beauty. Its form is quaint ; its colours rich, beautiful, diverse, and forming 
combinations only to be met with in the rare Orchids of the Hothouse, the beauties of which can only be enjoyed 
by the very few, while the Iris, being perfectly hardy and of easy culture, may be enjoyed by all. A judicious 
selection will impart to the flower borders during the spring and early summer months quite an orchidaceous 
effect. We have seen in March the exquisite Reticulata, its fragrant intense purple-blue flowers fully expanded 
and remaining uninjured with two inches of snow on the ground and the thermometer several degrees below 
freezing-point. Next in succession is Persica, with its violet-scented flowers and rich combinations of colours. 
Then comes the rare and beautiful Iberica, with a combination of pure satiny-white, rich purple-brown and black. 
Then the dwarf Crimean (Pumila), so admirable for permanent edgings. Close upon these, Nudicaulis, 
with its violet flowers ; and then Germanica, with its endless variations of colour, from the richest golden 
yellow, ranging to rose and to the intensest purple. Continuing the chain of success is Sibirica, with its 
beautiful small orchid-like flowers ; and K&mpferi, with its splendid shades. Then towards July come the 
Spanish, with their flowers of snow-white, porcelain-blue, and clear yellow ; and with combinations again, 
which are only to be compared with those of the rare and curious Orchids. The last in the list are the English 
varieties in July, with flowers so sumptuous representing almost every shade of colour, distinct and in com- 
binations, that these can only be compared with the Laelias and the Cattleyas, the Queens of the Orchids. 
We have not spoken of the beautiful Peacock Iris, nor of the wonderful Iris Susia?ia, nor of the Variegated 
Iris which is so beautiful in vases and so effective in the flower garden, nor of the charming little Iris Cristata. 
For pot culture, Reticulata, Persica, and Pavonia are gems. To cut for filling vases and for bouquets, all the 
Iris are charming. J A 


These are bulbous Iris. They are sent out dry, and should be planted in light well-drained scils. Where 
• the soil is heavy,- the roots should be surrounded with sand. The varieties enumerated are distinct and 
strikingly effective, and are recommended to be planted in groups or in beds. 

We have repeatedly exhibited flowers of these at the Meetings of the Royal Horticultural Society, and they 
have elicited the greatest admiration, contrasting favourably with the Laelias and the Cattleyas then exhibited. 

s. d. 8. d. 

65S 6 each of 10 magnificent vaiieties 10 6 I 660 Fine mixed per 100, 6/6 ; per doz. 1 c 

€59 3 each of 10 ditto 3 6 [ 661 Choice mixed ,, 10/6 „ 16 

Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 


IRIS — continued. per doz.— ». d. per doz.—*. </. 

662 Coelestina, rick celestial blue 2 6 

663 Crown Princess, bright blue 2 6 

664 Euterpe, 2 6 

166 Peacock, red-violet, mottled velvety-violet... 2 6 

666 Princess of Wales, mottled porcelain 2 6 

667 Purity, ///r<r white 2 6 

668 Purple King 1 , rich dark purple 2 6 

669 Queen Victoria, ivhite, mottled lilac 2 6 

670 Themistocles, mottled light blue 2 

671 Viola, purple, shaded violet 2 

672 One each of the above in mixture, 2s. od. ; or named, is. 6d. 


Winch are recommended to amateurs desirous of growing a more extensive collection than those described. 

8. d. s. d. 

673 100 in 50 splendid varieties 20 o I 675 25 in 25 splendid Tarieties 6 6 

674 50 in 50 ditto 10 6 | 676 12 in 12 ditto 3 o 


The following bulbous Iris differ materially from the English in the smaller size of their roots and of their 
flowers, also in their more curious combint/ions of colour, and their blooming about a fortnight earlier. They 
require the same cultural treatment, as the English Iris, and those we have enumerated will be found well 
adapted for imparting variety in the borders. The collections which we have from time to time shown at the 
Royal Horticultural Society's meetings have been considered to compare favourably with the rare and the 
curious Orchids, both in point of beauty, rarity, and variety of colour. 

s. d. s. d. 

677 6 each of 10 magnificent varieties 10 6 I 679 Fine mixed, 3s. 6d. per 100 ; per doz o 6 

678 3 each of 10 ditto 5 6 | 680 Choice ,, 5^.6^. ,, , o 9 

per doz. — s. d. 

681 Adonis, pearl 2 o 

682 Aurora, sulphur 2 o 

683 Brutus, porcelain 2 o 

684 Ceres, light brown 2 o 

685 Dido, creamy white 2 o 

per doz. — a. d . 

686 Eros, dark brown 2 o 

687 Hebe, pure white 2 o 

688 Hector, deep yellow 2 o 

689 Ida, citron yellow 2 o 

690 Nestor, rich purple 2 o 

691 One each of the above in mixture, ij. 6d. ; or named, 2s. od. 


Which are recommended to amateurs desirous of growing a more extensive collection than those described. 

«. d. s. d. 

692 100 in 50 choice varieties 14 o I 694 25 in 25 choice varieties 4 o 

50 in 50 ,, 7 6 I 695 12 in 12 


A charming dwarf section of tuberous-rooted evergreen Iris, growing from 8 to 9 inches high, and in flower 
during April and May. For groups in small borders, and as edgings to Rhododendron beds, herbaceous borders, 
etc. , they are invaluable, succeeding in almost any soil and situation. 

s. d. s. d. 

696 Atrocoerulea, deep blue per doz. 5 6 I 698 1 each of 10 beautiful varieties 5 o 

697 Coerulescens, rich clear blue ,, 5 6 j 699 3 ,, of 10 ,, 12 o 

700 Fine mixed .per doz, 4.5-. 6d. 


A most beautiful section of tuberous-rooted Iris, recently introduced from Japan, in height intermediate 
between Pumila and Germanica, quite distinct and perfectly hardy. 

s. d. 

701 Ks&mpferi, rose-purple per doz. 5/6 each o 6 

702 „ Alexander Von Humboldt, double white, striped yellow ,, 26 

703 „ Alexander Van Siebold, double, velvety violet, blue shaded ,, 2 6 

704 „ Ernest Moritz Arndt, single velvety purple ,, 1 o 

705 „ La Souvenir, double light rose, variegated dark rose ,, 2 6, 

706 „ Madame La Greele D'Hanis, singh white and lilac ,, 10 

707 „ Nippon, single white ,, 1 o 


The varieties in this section of tuberous-rooted evergreen Iris are strikingly beautiful. Their large handsome 
flowers of golden yellow, clear porcelain, rose, and purple of intensest hue, are unsurpassed ; the parti-coloured 
varieties are of almost every shade, and the combinations of colours exquisite. They grow freely in any soil and 
situation, thriving in town gardens, in shrubbery borders, woodland walks, wild gardens, and the sides of lakes; 
while in mixed flower borders the contrast is exceedingly effective. To cut for filling vases, they are matchless, 
and their individual flowers, in the arrangement of table baskets or epergnes, are unique. The varieties offered 
are from the magnificent collection cultivated in our Experimental Grounds. 

712 Mixed blues and whites per doz. 4 6 

713 Mixed bronzes , , 4 6 

714 Mixed yellows > , 4 6 

715 Blue Flag (the typical species) for shrubberies 

per 100, iar. ; per doz. 2 6 

708 50 in 50 most superb varieties 25 o 

709 25 in 25 ,, ,, 12 6 

710 12 in 12 ,, „ 6 o 

711 Mixed choice varieties, per 100, 25^. to 305. 

per doz. 3/6 to 4 6 


The Peacock Iris, or Pavonia, is a charming little plant, cultivated in pots or in warm situations and light 
soils out of doors. The Persian Iris (Persjca) flowers almost as soon as it can free itself from its whiter covering ; 
grown several in a pot it is equally prized for its delightful violet perfume and for its rich and beautiful markings. 
Reticulata is a rare gem in the greenhouse, and equally at home out of doors, where it is often seen in bloom when 
the snow is on the ground. Susiana is an indescribable beauty, massive in form, and curious in colour. Fol. 
variegatis is prized for its beautiful green and .white variegated leaves, effective in vases, in flower borders, and as 
an edging. The amethystine flowers of Cristata are best set off on rockwork. Nudicaulis is an introduction of Mr. 

2 0 [Barr and Sugden, i%j2* 

Robinson, and considered by him the finest of the tuberous-rooted Iris. Sibirica, with its pretty little orchida- 
ceous flowers surmounting its grassy foliage ; Victorine, with its large, white, and blotched purple flowers ; 
Queen of the May, with its lovely, soft, light mauve blossoms, is as remarkable as it is beautiful. And so we 
might dilate upon the other species. 

i. d. 

716 Cristata, rich amethyst-bluc, spotted deep blue, striped orange, 3 in each o 9 

717 De Berghii, golden yellow and bronzy purple, 2 ft M 1 0 

718 Fol. variegatis, leaves variegated green and white, effective in winter, 1^ ft., per doz. js. 6d. ,, o 9 

fry~ 719 Iberica, a new dwarf species of great beauty, with large pure satiny. white flowers, lower petals rich 

' brown-purple, spotted black each is, 6d., 2s. 6d., and 3 6> 

720 Longipetala, flaked pale purple, 3 ft each 1 6- 

721 Nudicaulis, violet and white, 1 ft M 1 0 - 

752 Pallida, pale lavender blue, 2 ft „ 16 

Pavonia Major, pure white, each petal blotched clear celestial blue, 1 ft per 100, i8j., per doz. 2 6 

Persica, white, blue, purple, and yellow, and fragrant as a violet, in bloom out of doors in April, and 

under glass, several in a pot, can be forced for early flowering, 6 in per doz. 3 6 

1 725 Queen of the May, light soft mauve, 2 ft each 1 o 

yfotfffZS Reticulata, brilliant deep blue, blotched golden yellow, bca\i\\i\\\\n -pots, gin. ...per doz. 15^. ,, 16 

^7^727 Sibirica, bright blue and white netted, 3 ft per doz. 4s. 6d., ,, 0 6 

728 „ alba, white, 3 ft. ) per doz. js. 6d. ,, 09. 

(Ay*V2S Susiana, blush, tinted brown, and netted with dark //^j-, very distinct and handsome, 18 in. ... ,, 1 6 
f 730 Tenax, purple, f-ft „ 2 6 

731 Tridentata, indigo-purple, 1 ft ,, 1 6 

732 Victorine, pure white, blotched purple, 2 ft „ 1 6 



These are amongst the most graceful, attractive, and beautiful of Cape flowering bulbs. They differ 
considerably in style and habit of growth, but, being closely allied, they require the same cultural treatment. 

For In-Doors. — Plant from September to December five or six bulbs in a five-inch pot, using a compost 
of turfy loam, peat, or leaf-mould, mixed with clean sand. Make the soil firm about the bulbs, then 
place them in a cold pit or frame, plunging the pot in ashes, and withhold water till the plants appear, then 
give sparingly at first. The lights should not be kept on except during very wet or frosty weather. Early in 
March, when the plants have made some growth, they may be removed to the greenhouse, or where there is a 
very gentle warmth, and placed on a shelf close to the glass till in bloom. 

For Out-Doors. — Choose, if possible, a light loamy soil, thoroughly drained, and with a due south aspect ; 
if backed by a wall or greenhouse all the better. Plant the bulbs from September to February, at a depth of 
from four to six inches, and one to three inches apart. The early plantings must be the full depth, and the later 
plantings need not be covered quite so heavily. As the roots should be kept as dry as possible during winter, the 
early plantings must be protected either with litter, or with two or three inches of dry leaves ; or the beds hooped 
over and protected with mats. The January or February plantings seldom require protection. 

At our Experimental Grounds we have grand displays of these charming flowers, year after year, sometimes 
by 'making up a temporary pit, and placing in it about a foot of good soil, and in this plant the bulbs, about 
two inches deep, and during wet and frosty weather protect simply with shutters. The masses of bloom in 
May we have had from these were surprising, and we could not help feeling at how trifling an amount of trouble 
so large a quantity of valuable flowers to cut for in-door decoration could be produced. In January last, we 
planted in beds in the open ground our surplus stock of roots, and for two months we have had a succession of 
lovely flowers. A / A 

ixias. ^rU/l/ 

The colours of these are rich, diversified, and striking, forming contrasts of the most remarkable character,, 
not only in the different varieties, but also in the individual flowers. /The habit of the plant is most graceful ; 
and when a quantity of them are in full bloom, and the sun's rays falling upon them, they present a picture of 
gorgeous beauty, such as may have been dreamt of in the fabled gardens of the Hesperides. 

The following descriptions have been made ivhen the flowers were open: when closed, most of the yellows and the 
whites have the outside of the petals red or purple. Thus, when the sun is not on the flowers there is one effect, but 
the most brilliant display is when the flowers are fully exparided. 

s. d. 

733 100 in 25 splendid varieties 15 o 

734 50 in 25 ditto 8 o 

735 25 in 25 AittQ0± 4 6 

per doz. — s. d. 

739 Achievement, purple, stained white 6 o 

740 Aimable, lemon, with claret centre 3 6 

741 Alice, white, shaded cerise, pink ce?itre 2 6 

742 Aurantiaca major, yellow, black centre.. .*£ 2 6 

743 Brutus, golden yellow, crimson centre 2 6 

744 Bucephalus, rose-purple, beautiful 2 o 

745 Clarus, primrose, striped purple 2 6 

746 Cleopatra, white, rose-purple centre 4 o 

747 Conqueror, golden yellow, magenta centre »/ 3 6 

748 Constance, rich yellow, crimson centre 3 o 

749 Crateroides, beautiful rich cerise *r 1 6 

750 Cyrus, delicate primrose, crimson centre ... 3 6 

751 De Lacey, deep magenta, black centre 8 o 

752 Diana, ivhite, rose-purple centre 3 o 

753 Distinction, lilac, semi-double 3 6 

754 Elfrida, -white, tinged purple, picrple centre 2 6 

755 Erubescens major, carmine-rose 5 6 

756 Esther, delicate sulphur, crimson centre ... 3 o 

757 Gem, blush, purple centre 4 6 

s. d. 

736 12 in 12 splendid varieties 2 6 

737 Choice mixed, 15/6 per 100, 2/6 per doz. 

738 Fine mixed, 10/ per 100, 1/6 per doz. 

per doz.— s. d. 

758 Giant, light fawn, changing to purple 3 6 

759 Golden Drop, golden yellow, and purple- 

maroon centre 3 6 

760 Grand Duke, straw colour, red centre 4 6 

761 Hector, rose-purple, black centre »/ 4 6 

762 Hemisphere, primrose, tinged red 5 6 

763 Hercules, white, tinged rose, rose centre ... 2 6 

764 Hypatia, white, tinged lilac, black centre ... 9 o 

765 Imperatrice Eugenie, zvhite, tinged rose- 

putple, dark crimson centre %/ 5 6 

766 Isabelle, white, tinged rose, black centre ... 4 6 

767 Lady Slade, rich pink, carmine centre 3 6 

768 La Majestueuse, straw colour, crimson 

centre, large and beautiful 3 6 

769 Longlflora, apricot colour 1 6 

770 Luna, creamy white, maroon centre 4 6 

771 Lucretius, bronze-yellow, changing to purple 5 6 

772 Maculosa, rose, white centre 3 o 

773 Madonna, white, delicate rose centre 3 6 

Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 


IXIAS — continued. per doz.— s. 

774 Magnifica, rich deep yellow, black centre ... 4 

775 Mantua, white, tinged purple, crimson centre 4 

776 Marvellous, clear rich yellow, black centre . 3 

777 Morning Star, white, magenta centre 4 

778 Nora, pure white, rose centre, lovely 4 

779 Pallas, pale primrose, crimson centre 2 

780 Plautus, bright orange, purple centre 2 

781 Prestios, the largest of the Jxias, pure 

white, crimson-velvet centre 10 

782 Princess Alexandra, pa le lemon passing to 

white, tinged rose-purple, crimson centred 5 

^783 Purpurea elegans, rose-purple *f 4 

'784 ,, major, large fine purple 3 

per doz.— 3. 

785 Rosea maculata, lilac, spotted rose 3 

786 „ plena ( Wonder), rose-pink 4 

787 Ruby, rich ruby crimson 10 

788 Sarnia's Glory, bright yellow, black centre, 

most beautiful of the Ixias 9 

lg Mary, bright pink, ycllcno centre... 4 

Jwdrop, white, violet blue centre (new)..v 5 

791 The Bride, white, blue centre v 4 

792 Theseus, white, magenta centre 2 

793 Triumph, bright yellow, crimson centre ... 3 

794 Tulipa, pure zvhite, crimson centre 7 

795 Viridiflora. sea green, black centre 1 

100 o oi iua 

Jk_ m - 

789 Smiling 

790 Snowdi 


Mr. Saunders, of Guernsey, writing some years ago with reference t6 the Sparaxis, remarked that enthu- 
siastic florists unaccustomed to see these in bloom scarcely knew which €0 admire most. So great, indeed, was 
iheir ecstatic delight at the immense variety of the colours and the gorgeousness of the hues, that he had seen the 
knee bent and gymnastics performed without feeling at liberty to condemn the performers. The Sparaxis is dwarf 
and compact in growth, imparting a very pretty effect in decoration, and in colour and formation of flower totally 
■distinct from the Ixia. For pot culture they are charming. 

*. d. 

796 100 in 10 splendid varieties 12 o 

797 50 in 10 ditto 6 6 

798 30 in 10 ditto ' 4 6 

per doz.— s. d. 

802 Angelique, white, yellow centre 2 

803 Bulbifera, yellow, tinged orange 1 

804 Garibaldi, rich crimson, yellow ceritre 4 

S05 Grandiflora striata, rich crimson, marbled 

crimson 2 

806 Josephine, primrose, with yellow centre ... 2 

807 Leopard, primrose, yellow centre 2 


». d. 

799 12 in 12 splendid varieties 2 6 

800 Choice mixed, per 100, 12s. 6d., ... per doz. 2 o 

801 Fine mixed, per 100, ioj-. 6d., per doz. 1 6 

per doz. — s. d. 

808 Maculata, white, purple arid primrose 2 o 

809 Nain, white and crimson, primrose centre... 2 o 

810 Pavonia, white, ce?itre yellow, mottled black 2 o 

811 Purpurea striata, purple-crimson, striped. 2 o 

812 Tricolor, scarlet, marbled crimson 2 o 

813 „ grandiflora, rich crimson 2 o 

814 Victor Emmanuel, red and yellow 2 o 


These in habit and growth very much resemble the Sparaxis, being dyarf and compact ; but the colours are 
less varied in character, being principally selfs. Their beauty is of the hfghest order, and as associates with the 
Sparaxis in all matters of decoration, they cannot be too highly recommended. T. crocata is the best known 
amongst these through Mr. Fleming, at Cliveden, having grown them by thousands, from six to a dozen in a 
pot, for furnishing jardinets during the spring and early summer months. 


315 6 each 8 splendid varieties 7/6 to 15 o 

816 3 ,, 8 ditto 4/ to 7 6 

817 2 ,, 8 ditto 2/6 to 4 o 

per doz. — s. d. 

821 Bella, white, shaded rose 2 6 

822 Brilliant, rich luminous orange-scarlet 2 6 

823 Crocata, bright orange per 100, 10/6, 2 o 

824 Delicata, pure white, rose centre 5 6 

825 Eclair, bright scarlet (new) 4 6 

826 Elegans, orange-cerise 3 o 

827 Eleonore, buff, very fine (new) 6 o 

828 Fenestrata, sqft rose-salmon 2 o 

818 1 each in 12 splendid varieties 3/ to 5 

819 Choice mixed, per 100, I2J-. 6d., per doz.... 2 

820 Fine mixed, per 100, 10s. 6d. ; per doz 1 

per doz. — s. 

829 Gladstone, new, very distinct 4 

830 L'Avenir, pale orange (new) 6 

831 Leopold, rosy orange (new) 5 

832 Longiflora, buff 2 

833 Pallida, light salmon 2 

834 Pauline, pink, crimson centre (new) 4 

835 Rosalie, bright rose, semi-double (new) 4 

836 Squalida, white, suffused rose 2 


Here we have plants in habit and growth similar to the Sparaxis and Tritonia, but as diverse in colour from 
these as it is possible, and with dark green hirsute foliage ; so that, <(part from their intrinsic and distinctive 
beauty, as a contrast they cannot be too strongly recommended to associate with these in all the different styles 
of in-door decoration for which such plants are annually becoming more extensively used. 

*. d. 

840 1 each of the 12 splendid varieties ...2/6 to 3 6 

841 Choice mixed, per 100, 12.S. 6d. ; per dozen 2 o 

s. d. 

837 6 each of 8 splendid varieties 7/6 to 10 6 

838 3 ,T 8 ,, , 4/ to 5 6 

839 2 ,, 8 ,, 3/ to 4 6 

per doz.— a. d. 

843 Atrocyana, purple-blue, marked white 2 o 

844 Attraction, Tyrian purple, tinged white ... 4 6 

845 Bicolor, alternate petals, white and blue ... 2 6 

846 Celia, rose, marked white 2 6 

847 General Scott, white, suffused with lavender 3 6 

848 Kermesina, rich cri?nso?i-magcnta 2 o 

842 Fine 

ioj. 6d. 

per doz. — «. 


849 Lady Carey, rose, marked white 

850 Pallida, pale blue 

851 Rosea grandis, rose-purple, tnarked white . 4 

852 ,, major, magenta, marked white 3 

853 Speciosa, mauve, suffused blue 3 

854 Villosa, blue 2 


• A truly elegant and beautiful flower, combining with the most diversified shades and colours an exquisite 
symmetry and compactness. As a cut flower it is quite as useful as the Rose ; while for bedding, ribboning, 
massing, and edging, in separate or distinct colours, the effect produced in spring is magnificent. 

22 [Barf and Sugden, 1872. 

Ranunculus — continued. 

Culture. — For successional blooming, plant the Turban varieties from October to January, and the Persian 
from January to March. The Ranunculus succeeds best in a somewhat moist soil, but any soil, properly pre- 
pared, will grow it to perfection. Plant on a dry day, when the soil works kindly ; draw drills two inches deep 
and five or six inches apart, sprinkling a' little sand at the bottom of the drill. The tubers should lxi firmly 
pressed into the soil, with the claws downwards, and covered with sand, then with soil, keeping the crown two 
inches under the surface. During severe weather, cover the bed with dry litter, leaves, or old tan ; but tke 
covering must be removed before the plants appear. In April and May, should the weather be dry, water the beds 
freely two or three times a week, and when the flower-buds appear water daily, if necessary, and continue doing 
so while the plants are blooming ; but be careful to wet the foliage as little as possible. 

The cost of Ranunculus roots, except in the case of choice varieties, is so trifling, that it is not much sacrifice, 
immediately they have done blooming, to dig up the beds, and put in the summer and autumn blooming plants, 
and thus no time is lost in the succession of flowers. 


These consist of varieties selected for their large handsome flowers and brilliant colours. 


£ s. d. s. d. 

855 500 in 20 splendid varieties 2 2 o I 857 100 in 20 splendid varieties 8 6 

856 250 ditto ditto 1 1 o | 858 50 in 25 ditto 5 6 

859 Superfine mixed varieties, per 1000, 40$-. ; per 100, $s. ; per dozen, 8d. 
8S0 Fine ditto ditto 25^.; ditto, 3^.; ditto, 6d. 

per 100. per doz. per 100. per doz. 

s. d. s. d. t. d. 8. d. 

861 Belladonna, ruhite, spotted 7 6...1 o 872 Mr. Glenny, primrose, edged rose 2 6 

862 Calif ornian Gold, golden yellow 5 6...r o 1 873 Nosegay, yellow, spotted 7 6...1 o 

863 Capucin, glowing orange 7 6...1 o \ 874 (Eil Noir, jet black, beautiful 2 6 

864 Commodore Napier, primrose, tipped 875 Ophir d'Or, yellow, spotted 5 6...1 o 

with purple 5 6...1 o J 876 Perle Blanche, clear white' 7 6...1 o 

865 Count Orloff, yellow, spotted rose 5 6...1 o 877 Prince de Galitzin, yellow, tipped 

866 Fireball, bright red 5 6...1 o crimson 5 6...1 o 

867 Grand Vainqueur, white, spotted ... 7 6...1 o 878 Reine de Holland, black 3 o 

868 Grandiflora, rose-lake, mottled 7 6...1 o 879 Scarlet Star, brilliant scarlet 7 6...1 o 

869 Leon d'Orange, orange 5 6...1 o 880 Sunflower, bright yellow 7 6...1 o 

870 Mont Blanc, pit re white 12 6... 2 o 881 Utopia, rose, maigined crimson 5 6...1 o 

871 Mount Vesuvius, red spotted 10 6 2 o ! 882 Victoria Scarlet, vermilion 7 6...1 o 

883 Mixed from the above named varieties, per 100, js. 6d.; per doz., is. 


*. d. s- d. 

884 A collection of 100 in 100 splendid varieties 21 o I 886 A collection of 25 in 25 splendid varieties 6 6 

885 ,, 50 in 50 ,, 12* 6 I 887 ,, 12 in 12 ,, 36 


888 100 magnificent varieties 40 o I 890 25 magnificent varieties 10 o , 

889 50 ,, ,, 20 o I 891 Splendid mixed, per 100, 12s. ; per doz. 1 


These differ considerably from the Persian in the flowers being much larger and mostly of one colour, 
are exceedingly effective in Spring, and admirably adapted for filling beds, forming ribbons, or making masses 
the Flower Garden, where their rich yellow, bright orange, brilliant scarlet, and pure white flowers are unsur- 


£ 8. d. £ 8. d. 

892 1000 in 10 splendid varieties 2 2 o I 894 250 in 10 splendid varieties o 12 6 

893 500 in 10 ,, 1 1 o I 895 100 in 10 ,, o 5 6 

896 Splendid mixed, per 1000, 30s. ; per 100, 3s. 6d. ; per dozen, 6d. 

per 100. per doz. per 100. per doz, 

s. d. 8. d. 8. d. 8. d. 

897 Bright Yellow 2 6...0 6 903 Mufti, wh ite, spotted black, novelty 7 6 

898 Carmine 7 6...1 6 904 Orange 3 0...0 6 

899 Crimson Grandiflora 7 6...1 6 905 Scarlet, splendid 2 0...0 6 

900 Crimson-brown or black 2 0...0 6 906 Scarlet and Gold 7 6...1 o 

901 Golden Yellow 5 6...0 9 907 Spotted (Souci d'Or) 10 6...1 6 

902 Genii, green, edged orange and red, " \ 908 Variegated, mottled red and yellow . 10 6...1 6 

a very great novelty 4 6 ; 909 White 12 6... 2 o 

Thej V 
ses in 1 


Amongst the diversified forms of floral beauty which enrich the flower garden, from the first opening 
blossoms of Spring to the last rose of Summer, the Anemone occupies a prominent place, possessing many 
points of interest and special characteristics of colour. Its blossoms are of the most dazzling hues of scarlet, 
purple, and blue, self-coloured and striped. The foliage is elegantly serrated, and the growth is neat and 
compact, so that in beds, groups, ribbons, or as an edging to Tulip or Hyacinth beds, arranged either in distinct 
colours or mixed, they produce a unique effect. 

The flowers of the Double Anemone are extremely handsome ; they have outer guard petals, resembling a 
semi-double Hollyhock. If planted from October to December, they will bloom in succession during the early 
Spring months, while those planted in February or March will bloom from April to June. 

The Single Anemone, with its beautiful poppy-like blossoms, may be had in bloom throughout the Spring 
and early Summer months ; and, in sheltered nooks and mild seasons, even in December and January. _ 

Culture. — The Anemone delights in a light rich loamy soil, but generally succeeds in any soil which is well 
drained. Sea-sand, or a little salt mixed with the soil, is a good preventive of mildew ; in other respects, the 
culture and after management should be precisely the same as that of the Ranunculus. 

t/ .Sr flsS/s'^ /sjt/Z^Z* 

Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 23 


These consist of the most striking varieties for planting as contrasts to each other, or as individual colours, in 

beds, masses, or ribbons. 

». d. ». d. 

913 100 in 25 splendid varieties 15 o 

914 50 in 25 ,, 8 o 

915 2; in 2^ ,, 4 6 

910 500 in 25 splendid varieties 63 o 

911 300 in 25 ,, 42 o 

912 150 in 25 ,, 21 o 

916 Fine mixed double, all colours $s. 6d. per 100; If. per doz. 

917 Splendid mixed, double, all colours js. 6d. per 100; is. per doz. 

918 Splendid double scarlets in shades 12s. 6d. per 100; 2s. per doz. 

919 Splendid mixed double blues and purples 12s. 6d. per 100 ; 2s. per doz. 

920 New CJhrysajithemum-flowered, blue, the commencement of quite a new race, with 

ray petals developed to the centre per doz. 55. 6d. 

per doz.- 

940 Lord Palmerston, blue 

941 Miss Burdett Coutts, rose, white, <i.:d 

942 Preciosa, red 

943 Prince Albert, dark violet 

946 Princess of Wales, white and rose 

947 Queen Adelaide, purple-lilac, splendid. 

per doz. — j». d. 

921 Admiral Zoutman, blue 1 6 

922 Azure Incomparable, azure blue 2 6 

923 Blanche et Rouge, red, variegated 2 6 

924 Coelestina, celestial blue 2 6 

925 Couleur de Sang, scarlet 1 6 

926 Crimson Royal, crimson-scarlet 1 6 j 944 Frince de Joinville, red 

927 Darling, rose-violet 2 6 j 945 Princess Clothilde, vermilion 

923 Duchess of Lotharingen, rose 1 6 

929 Earl Granville, rose 2 6 

930 Emperor Alexander, crimson and -'kite, 948 Queen Victoria, velvety crimson 
variegated 2 o | 949 Rembrandt, carmine 

931 General Pelissier, carmine 3 6 1 950 Richelieu,//?* scarlet 

932 Josephine, light crimson 2 6 951 Rose Surpassant,//^ rose 

933 LaTraviata,V^^r/>^ 2 6 952 Scarlet Superb, fine scarlet 

934 L Amazone, rose and zvhite 3 6 \ 953 Shakespeare, beautiful violet 

935 LEclaire, scarlet 2 6 1 954 Sir Colin Campbell, amaranth-red ' 

936 L Oracle de Siecle, scarlet and white 1 6 , 955 Vandyke, puiple 

S37 L'Ornement de la Nature, rich blue 2 (± j .956 Vcn Schiller, dark brilliant blue 

938 Lord Nelson, violet-blue 2 ^|1[Jf£57 Mixed from the above-named varieties, 

939 „ High Admiral, scar/ct 2 , &Sf m per 100, 12s. 6d 










1 1 


































s. d. 

958 A collection of 100 in 100 splendid varieties 24 o I 960 A collection of 25 in 25 splendid varieties. 

959 ,, 50 in 50 ,, 12 6 I 961 ,, 12 in 12 


These are amongst the most beautiful anjTmteresting of early Spring flowers. 
962 Choice Mixed, all colours, 4/0 per 100 ; 0/8 per doz. [ ™3 Brilliant Scarlet, 5/6 per 100 ; 1/0 per doz. 


The fiery scarlet feathery petals of the Peacock Wind flower ; the star-like white centred flowers of Stel- 
lata, strikingly set off by their colours of ruby, rose-purple, rosy white and blue, as they rise from their ample 
elegantly divided foliage, possess charms which endear them to every lover of flowers. 

per doz. — f. d. 

964 Pavonina, double red, per 100, 10s. 6d. 1 6 

965 Stellata, single purple 2 6 

966 ., .. red 2 6 

per doz.— j. d. 

937 Stellata, single rose 2 6 

968$ ,, ,, blue 36 

969 ,, ,, fine mixed 2 6 


Charming winter j6id spring blooming tuberous-rooted plants, many* of them as remarkable for the beautiful 
variegation of their f<#iage as for their flowers, which are the personification of neatness, chasteness, beauty, and 
grace. In a finger-glass, a lady's bouquet, or a gentleman's button-hole, no flower elicits so much marked atten- 
tion and admiration as the Cyclamen. Their culture is very simple ; all the varieties will succeed in a sitting- 
room window, a cool greenhouse or conservatory, placed close to the glass. The varieties of Atkinsi, Coum, 
Graecum, Hedercefolium, Repandum, Vernum, and Europseum, are perfectly hardy as regards cold ; but should 
have a little shelter against the cutting winds of Spring and the hot sunshine of Summer. When planted in the 
open border, a suitable position should be chosen. The soil should be removed, and rubble to the depth of a 
foot to eighteen inches should be put in, and on this a nice compost of a few inches of vegetable soil, loam, and 
sand. The bulbs planted and left to themselves will grow freely, and established masses will give an abundance 
of flowers. On rockwork and in rooteries, the hardy Cyclarten are quite at home. Grown in pots, the simplest 
protection that can be afforded by a frame will be ample, taking care that the drainage is well attended to, as 
they are most impatient of moisture at the roots. When in growth they should have plenty of moisture overhead ; 
indeed all Cyclamens cultivated in pots, under glass, when growing freely, should be syringed at least twice a 
day. After repotting, the pots should be placed in a house or frame with a due north aspect, and when removed 
to their blooming situation, they should be placed, if possible, with a southern aspect. 

Cyclamen Europseum we import extensively from the Alps, and annually large quantities of this delightfully 
fragrant variety bloom in our Experimental Grounds ; and as they grow freely in the flower border, we strongly 
recommend their extensive culture on rockwork, the bottom of old walls, in wild gardens, etc. The price is 25:. 
per 100. 

Persicum and its varieties are not hardy, but succeed in a very low temperature, such as may be afforded' by 
a cool greenhouse or drawing-room, and they will thrive also in a stove or an orchid-house. 

All the varieties of Cyclamen are sent out in their blooming-pots, with the exception of the Europseum, which 
are offered at a cheap rate. These we have growing in the open ground. 

Mixed varieties of Persicum consist principally of the large-flowering kinds, such as annually carry off the 
first prizes at the great Spring Flower Shows at the Royal Horticultural Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens ;. 
many of them being fragrant. 

24 [Barr and Sugden, 1872. 

Cyclamen — continued* 

970 Seed from Wiggins, Welch's, and Edmonds Prize Varieties of C. Persicum grandiflorum, 2s. 6d., 6d., 

and 5^. 6d. per packet. When properly handled, seedlings flower within 12 months after sowing. 

971 Seed from Mr. Atkins' fine varieties of C. Hedercefolium, is. and 2s. 6d. per tfacket ; and seed of 

C. Hederaefolium album, very rare, is. and 2s. 6d. per packet. 

972 Persicum, beautiful mixed varieties, 
according to size of roots. 

151., 18s., 21s., and 25^. per doz. 

and 2S. 6d. each, 

each— 8. 

973 Atkinsi, white, crimson centre 1/6 to 

974 „ carneum 1/6 to 

975 „ roseiim 1/6 to 

976 „ choice mixed varieties, direct 
from Mr. Atkins 15/ per doz. 1 

977 Coum, bright red 1/6 to 2 

978 „ album 2 

979 „ carneum 1/6 to 2 

T-980 Europseum, red, sweet-scented, autumn- 
flowering, 25/ per ioo, 4/6 per doz., 6d. 
each; established in pots 1/ to 1 

981 Grsecum, choice mixed varieties, with 

very beautiful foliage, and many of them 
very fragrant; strong roots from Mr. 
Atkins 2 

982 Hedersefolium, rosy pink 1/6 to 2 

983 album, pure white ...1/6 to 2 

984 Ibericum, purple 2 

985 Macrophyllum, blush white 1/6 to 2 

986 Neapolitanum, red 2 

987 „ album, white 2 

988 Nobile, rose and white 5 

989 Persicum 1/, 1/6, 


each — a. 

and 2 

album, pu re white 2/6 and 3 

coccineum 7 

delicatum, white, pink centre... 3 

Fairy 3 

grandiflorum 3 

magnificum 5 

marginatum, shaded rose 2 

odoratum, sweet scented 2 

pallidum 3 

999 ,, purpureum 3 

1000 roseum, rosy red 3 

1001 „ „ carneum 2 

1002 „ coccineum, rose, scarlet 

centre 3 

1003 „ rubrum 3 

1004 „ „ coccineum 5 

1005 „ grandiflortim 7 

1006 „ ,, odoratum 10 

1007 „ Starlight 3 

1008 „ tricolor 3 

1009 Repandum, bright red 1/6 to 2 

1010 Vernum, rich rose, strong roots 2 




Very effective and stately spring flowering "bor/er plan!^growing freely in almost any soil and situation, with 
clusters of pendent bell-shaped flowers, surmounted with tufts of fresh green leaves. 

per doz. each. 

8. d. a. d. 

1011 Aurora, bronze red 7 6...0 8 

1012 Crown-upon-Crown, one cluster of 

flowers above another 7 6...<dhB 

1013 Cupid, orange 16 0...1 6 

1014 Silver-Striped foliage 16 0...1 % 

1015 Orange Crown, orange 10 6...1 o 

per doz 
8. d. 

1016 Single Red 10 6 

1017 Double Red 

1018 Single Yellow 16 o 

1019 Double Yellow 

1020 William Rex, orange 7 6 

1021 Mixed, various shades 5 6 



These are miniature Crown Imperials. F. Meleagris varieties, have singularly marbled pendent bell-shaped 
flowers, which are very effective grown in groups in the borders, shrubberies, etc. F. Persica and F. Pyrenaica 
should be freely planted in mixed flower borders, woodland walks, etc. They grow freely in any ordinary 
garden soil. 

1022 Choice mixed Meleagris varieties, 10, '6 per^>o 

1/6 per doz. • 

1023 Camschatica, the black lily, each, 5/6. 

1024 Persica, brown and purple, per doz. 4/. 

1025 Pyrenaica, purple, per doz. 2/6. 


Scilla Sibirica is the brightest and most beautiful of our early Spring flowers, blooming with the Snowdrop 
and the Crocus, its intense rich blue contrasting finely with the pure white of the one and the many hues of the 
other, and continuing long in bloom. Where it shows to greatest advantage is in permanent edgings and groups, 
there becoming dense carpets of flowers so thick as almost to hide the foliage. For pot culture and for jardinets, 
alone or associated with other bulbs, it is invaluable. Scilla bifolia is next in importance, preceding Sibirica in 
its time of flowering, but not quite so lasting. Scilla amcena succeeds Sibirica in time of blooming ; but 
S. sibirica is the gem of the early flowering Scillas. 

Following these come the late Spring Scillas, Nutans and Cernuus, and the Spanish Scillas, which are 
Patula and Campanulata, flowering in April and continuing-throughout May. These Wood Hyacinths delight 
to exhibit their beauties in somewhat shady situations, such as Rhododendron beds, shrubbery borders, woodland 
walks, and positions where they can remain undisturbed ; and where the soil is at all good, established plants 
will yield flowers of size and beauty which their near relation Hyacinthus orientalis, the Dutch Hyacinth, in all 
its grandeur only excels in degree. Scilla peruviana flowers in Summer, throwing up immense heads of bloom, 
and established plants are exceedingly effective. In August, S. japonica and autumnalis are in flower, and 
masses of these in the borders make one feel as if they were at the Alpha, instead of approaching the Omega, of 
the season of flowers. 

All the varieties of the Scilla should be used in Rockwork, and they are all valuable as cut flowers. 

For many years we have been cultivators of hardy Scillas, collecting them wherever they could be purchased, 
and we have now perhaps the finest collection of these in Europe. The confusion in the nomenclature we found 
to be great ; but, thanks to Dr. Masters, who cleared up the confusion amongst the early-flowering Scillas, and 
to J. G. Baker, Esq., for his able paper in the Gardeners' Chronicle of 3rd August, 1872, on the late Spring- 
flowering Scillas. 

Following these eminent authorities we have arranged, as under, the Scillas we have been cultivating. 


-perdoz.-*. d. ■ ' per doz.-*. d. 

1026 Amcena, bright blue 3 6 | 1027 Bifolia, bright blue, very dwarf 3 5 

1028 Sibirica, intense blue, very dwa;f per 100, 10s. 6d. to 12s. 6d. ; per doz., is. 6d. to 2s. 

Barr and Sugden, 1872 

Sc I LL A — con tin tied. 
1029 Campanulata 



1040 Cernua, red lilac. 


per 100. per $Sz, 

hyacinth-blue/ 10/6... 1/6 

alba, white 2/6 

rosea, rose 2/6 

rubra, red-lilac 2/6 

,, nana, red-lilac 2/6 

Maj or, forcela in -lilac 3/6 

„ alba, white 3/6 

Maxima, light-porcelain 5/6 

,, alba, white 4/6 

,, rosea, rose 4/6 

aperta, blue 10/6... 1/6 



per 100. per doz 

1041 Nutans , dark Hut 5/6.. .1/0 

1042 ,, alba, white 10/6... 1/6 

1043 „ BelgiCUS, dark blue 10/6. ..1/6 


1049 Patula,///6* blue 

1050 Fine mixed ? For . 

1051 Choice 

alba, white 2/6 

,, nana, white 2/6 

rosea, rose 2/6 

carnea, flesh colour 2/6 

rubra, red-lilac 2/6 


,,jrwJP eriooo -4o/;s/6...i/p 

> UmdwMuetc. I 10/6... 1/6 


5 Japonica rosea each 

056 Peruviana, bright dark blue per doz. 

1057 , , alba, wly-feX,. .^yf.... per doz. 

)52 Autumnalis, purple-blue per doz 

-Ciliaris (Algerienses), light blue each 

/*054rJaponica each 

■7 ^tf^^C^CARL 

M. botryoides, the Grape Hyacinth, is remaryrorc for its dwarf growth and neat compact heads of bloom ; 
the dark blue, clear bright light blue, and purew^ue varieties, contrast strikingly with each other planted in lines, 
circles, or in beds, ribbons, groups, etc. M. racemosum, the Starch Hyacinth, flowers at the same time as M. 
botryoides, the spikes of bloom in the two species very much resemble each other ; but in racemosum the indi- 
vidual flowers and spikes are somewhat larger and more numerous, foliage more ample, and, on the whole, in a 
bed or group, the richer effect is in favour of racemosum. M. racemosum pallens (new) is less dense in colour, 
a trifle dwarfer, and forms a fine contrast to the darker species, M. racemosum ; both M. botryoides and varieties, 
and M. racemosum and varieties are charming, cultivated in pots. M. moschatum, the Musk Hyacinth, is inef- 
fective, but the flowers are delightfully fragrant, so we recommend them being cultivated in pots. M. plumosum 
monstrosum, the Feathered Hyacinth, flowers latest in this section ; its remarkably handsome plume-like appear- 
ance entitles it to a prominent place in every border. Cultivated in somewhat shady situations, the Muscari 
continue long in bloom, and established masses or lines are very effective. 

per 100. per doz. per 100. per doz. 

1058 Botryoides cceruleum, dark blue. 

1059 „ album, white 

1060 „ pallidum, pearl blue . 

1061 Moschatum Minor, fragrant .... 

1062 „ Major, 

1063 Plumosum monstrosum, purple . 



6.. .2 

«. d. 8. 

1064 Racemosum, very dark blue, dwarf 

3^ and effective in beds 10 6...1 

106 5 til . . pallens, rich bright 

^ %lue, dwarf, very effective 3 

1066 Fine mixed,/0r woodla?idwalks and 

wild gardens. . .per 1000, 50/ ; per 100, 6/. 



The flowers of the beautiful Guernsey Lily are brilliant scarlet, and in the sun's rays appear as if spangled 
with gold-dust. The Belladonna Lily is white, flushed with rose-purple, and very handsome. 

$iaf* These bulbs are generally received from Guernsey early in September, and always showing the flower 
bud. Orders for them should, therefore, be given immediately after the 1st and not later than the 15th September. 
When dispatching these to our customers, we examine the flower-bud of each, discarding such as at the time do not 
give promise of a good flower. Notwithstanding this precaution on our part, delay in transit, not planting 
immediately they are received, or, it may be, an undeveloped defect in the flower-scape, for which we cannot be 
responsible, may lead to partial failure. We therefore recommend those who wish to ensure the enjoyment of 
these charming flowers, as they are so exceedingly cheap, to purchase an extra quantity, and thus avoid 
disappointment and annoyance. 

Culture. — Immediately the bulbs with the partially developed flower scapes are received, plant them in 
light soil, prepared cocoa-fibre or moss, and give water liberally. Bulbs supplied after their flowering period 
should be potted and treated same as recommended for Vallota purpurea. 

s, d. 

1067 Belladonna Lily (Amaryllis Belladonna) per doz. 6 o 

1068 Guernsey Lily (Nerine Sarniensis) 60 


The varieties of Amaryllis in this Section are very easily cultivated ; when grown in pots, the protection of 
the most ordinary frame is ample. The varieties of Belladonna are truly charming : their rich coloured blossoms 
strikingly effective in the greenhouse in autumn ; while they and the Longifolia, if planted in a dry south border 
under a wall, or in front of a greenhouse, and left undisturbed when established, will annually produce their large 
showy and beautiful umbels of funnel-shaped flowers. Atamasco, Candida, and Lutea are neat plants of dwarf 
growth, and with beautiful Crocus-like blossoms, which expand in autumn, and are exceedingly effective, 
whether planted several in a pot, or grown in groups in a well-drained border, or in select parts of rockwork. 
Atamasco— the Atamascan Lily— flowers first, next Candida, which is called "The Flower of the West Wind," 
and then Lutea, "The Lily of the Field," with its rich golden blossoms. Formosissima, the Jacobean Lily, with 
its beautiful rich curiously-shaped flowers, cannot be too strongly recommended for forcing, or for conservatory 
decoration in summer. Vallota purpurea, or the Scarboro" Lily, is an invaluable autumn-flowering plant of the 
simplest culture and the highest order of beauty ; those who have no other convenience than a sitting-room 
window can grow it with success, while those who have a greenhouse or a frame should cultivate it in quantity, 
using it for filling vases, furnishing their greenhouse, or to cut for table bouquets, flower baskets, etc. 
f Each—*, d. 

• 1069 Belladonna Major, -white, flushed rosy purple 2 o 

V 1070 „ Minor, ,, ,, 1 o 

fa 1071 „ blanda ,, ,/ , 1 6 

K~1072 r „ 

1075 „ revoluta ' .'. ".. '.. 1 6 

blanda ,, ,,' 1 6 

rosea perfecta p ^f -a: -r h -L4'll - * ( These new varieties of \ 2 6 

speciosa purpurea... VQ*ywM.\l....&/WfL4^ < Belladonna are ex-\ 2 6 

spectabilis bicolor (L/....U ( tremely beautiful. J 2 6 


[Ba?r and Sugden, 1872. 

Amaryllis — continued. 

-1076 Formosissima (Sprekelia formosissima), rich crimson, beautiful, fine for forcing 

Longifolia alba (Crinum capense album), white ( These are very fragrant, and quite 

„ pallidal „ „ pallidum), pale rose< hardy; when established, few 

„ rosea ( „ ,, roseum), rose (. plants are more effective. 

1980 Atamasco ( true ) white, flushed rose ( Cultivate these several in a pot, and they 

1081 Candida, white ( " The Flower of the ) ... J are charming, or plant them in groups 

1082 „ major, white\ West Wind" (...) in the flower border, and the effect is 

1083 Lutea, yellow, " The Lily of the Field " (J beautiful. 

0S4 Vallota purpurea, or Scarboro' Lily, rich scarlet; exceedingly beautiful 

per doz. 
U d. 
5 6. 

a. d. 


• ...1 
... 1 


tn large establishments tne Amaryllis is an indispensable requisite. It is a plant ready for all emergencies : 
it may be put on the dinner-table, used for furnishing vases and jardjneis; v or to cut for table bouquets, etc. Few 
plants are more easy of culture, and whoever possesses a warm greenhouse' should not be without a supply of the 
varieties in this section. 

Choice unbloomed Seedling Amaryllis, hybrids of the most magnificent varieties in cultivation, which 
cannot fail to produce flowers of great beauty. 42^. per doz. ; 4s. each. 





. 1097 



Ackermanni 7 

„ pulcherrima 42 

Albert! flore-pleno 7 

Aulica 5 

Bieri,///^ striped 5 

Black Prince 10 

Cleopatra 7/6 to 10 

Crocea grandiflcra 


Holfordi . 
Johns oni 

.4/6 to 



Marginata conspicua 7 

.4/6 to 

striata 4/6 to 

each — #. 

1100 Princess Royal 15 

1101 Prince of Orange 4/6 to 5 

1102 Purpurea grandiflora, rich crimson 7 

1103 eximia, light vermilion scarlet 2 

1104 Quartermaster 7 

1105 Reticulata, variegated foliage species 5 

1106 Robusta [Hippcastrum) 7 

1107 Tubsefiora 5 

1108 Vulcan 15 

1109 Vittata alba 3 

1110 „ coccinea 4/6 to 5 

1111 „ rubra 4/6 to 5 

1112 „ „ splendens 21 

1113 Fine mixed varieties per doz., 36*. ; 3 

6 - 










Lilium Speciosum Imperiale (as Siebold designated the Auratum, the Golden-rayed Japanese Queen of 
Lilies) has been instrumental in popularizing one of the richest, most interesting, and beautiful families of hardy 
summer-flowering bulbous plants, so that a great impetus has been given to botanical collectors to ransack 
what are known as the habitats of the Lily in Europe, America, India, and, as far as the native laws permit, 
in Japan, which up to the present time has contributed more beautiful species than any other part of the world. 
The Rocky Mountains, California, and Columbia, have recently given us Humboldti, Washingtonianum, Califor- 
nicum, Columbianum, etc. Herr Leichtlin in Germany, and G. F. Wilson, Esq., at home, have for years past 
been devoting themselves to collecting all the known species and varieties of the Lilium ; while J. G. Baker, Esq., 
of the Royal Herbarium, Kew, has classified and botanically described the whole family ; and in following his 
arrangement in classifying the Lilies we offer, we trust that purchasers will find it as useful in making their 
selections as we have, in our Experimental Grounds, found it in correcting the nomenclature. 

To those who can leave their Geranium beds, and pass to a modified form of the mixed flower borders 
of former days, we would suggest that masses of Lilies be interspersed along the borders, say three in a 
spot, where they may remain undisturbed for years, and so arranged as to maintain a succession of flowers from 
the middle of May to the end of September. The Pyrenaicum and Pomponium come first with their bright 
yellow and rich red Turk's-cap blossoms, and while these are still in beauty, Btilbiferum, and the varieties of 
Davuricum unfold their fine umbels of erect, bell-shaped, rich-coloured flowers, which continue till July. Then 
Croceum, with its bright yellow, black-spotted blossoms, and the varieties of Thunbergianum, ranging from the 
softest apricot to the richest crimson, maintain the succession. While these areyetin bloom, the Candidum expanding 
its snow-white flowers, and the noble Excelsum its apricot blossoms, and the grand Giganteum, towering aloft 
with its coronet of flowers, join in filling the atmosphere with a delicate perfume. Ere these have passed away, the 
purple and white Martagon, and the intense scarlet Chalcedonicum, have lent beauty and variety ; the gold- 
banded Auratum has commenced to unfold its splendid blossoms, and Longiflorum spreads its carpet of snow- 
white flowers on banks of green. The old favourite Tiger Lily, with its grand spikes of rich scarlet flowers, 
contrasts strikingly with the Auratum ; and while still in their grandeur, Speciosum, the most beautiful of all, 
expands its pure white and light or deep rose-coloured blossoms, which seem all rugged with rubies and garnets, 
and sparkling with crystal points. Well might the introducer of this species say, "If there is anything not 
human which is magnificent in beauty, it is Lilium Speciosum." These continue the galaxy of beauty to the end 
of September. In August the Speciosum is received into the gay circle of Lilies by the old Tiger, and is 
chaperoned by the magnificent L. Fortunei, and waited upon in September by the noble T. Splendens ; while 
Superbum, majestic and distinct, raises its grand spikes of flowers conspicuously from amidst the Rhododendrons. 

For Conservatory Decoration, all the Lilies enumerated are suitable (except Pyrenaicum and Pom- 
ponium). The roots should be potted, placed out of doors on ashes, and the pots covered over with the same 
material to the depth of about six inches, and should there remain till the plants have speared through the ashes, 
when they may be removed to a cold frame, with a north or a south aspect, according as they are wished for 
late or early blooming ; or they may be placed in the sitting-room window, or greenhouse, and we are of opinion 
they may even be gently forced for earlv flowering, provided the pots are well filled with roots, and water is given 


The Lilies belonging to this Group have the flowers erect and bell-shaped. They embrace the section of 
Red Lilies, which represent the European, American, and Japanese forms of the typical Bulbiferum. Tnose of 
European origin are Bulbiferum proper, and the sub-species, Croceum and Davuricum. Those of America are 
Catesbaei and Philadelphicum ; and the Japanese are Concolor and Thunbergianum. They are all perfectly hardy, 
succeeding in almost any 'soil or situation, with the exception of Catesbaei, a native of the warmer states of North 

Barr and Sudden, 1872.] /» 
Li LIU M — con tin ued. 

America, which, on this accojjxit, requires 
guineum and Umbellatum wenttave omitted 1 ! Mr. E 
Umbellatum varieties to DaviriCum. This Section 

erroneous specific names, Atrosan- 
fbsanguineum to Thunbergianum, and 
sr e/id j}L.M>y tp.\vpy jji.erh the end of 


1114 Bulbiferum, orange-crimson, slightly spotted blue 
f 1115 Catesbaei, orange red, piirfU-spotted, 1 ft. .. 
1116 Concolor, scarlet, slightlfspotted black, 1 ft. 
1^1117 „ coridion, yellow, spotted brown, 1 ft. 

1118 Croceum, light orange spotted black, 3 ft (f. perdoz., 3/6 

1119 Davuricum, orange-red, shading to ycllozv, spotted black, 2 ft , 

\f y 1120 „ umbellatum erectum, cerise-crimsou-brown, shading to yellow, 2 ft per doz., 8/ 


hybridum, light crimson, shading to orange, 2 ft. 

nanum, crimson, shading to yellow, 1^ ft 

immaculatum, rich crimson, shading to orange, 2 ft 

incomparabile, intense rich crimson, freely spotted black, 2 ft. 

Sappho, crimson, shading to ycllozv, spotted black, 2 ft 

fine mixed varieties per 100, 40/, 

glioice mixed varieties 50/, 






1128 Philadelphicum, yellow, spotted black, and blotched red 3 

1129 Thunbergianum alutaceum, glowing apricot, spotted black, 1 ft perdoz., 


V 1133 



Section the flow 

repfe A 


armeniacum, rich soft orange, \\ ft 

atrosanguineum, rich blood-crimson, x\ ft 

bicolpr, apricot-orange, fla?ncd scarlet or lilac, 1^ ft. 

fulgens, crimson, mottled tawny yellow, i| ft 

sanguineum, crimson, shaded tawny ycllozv, ih ft. ... 

fl. pi. (staminosum) red, 1^ ft 

fine mixed t . . . . . .per d oz. , 7/ 

are furmej^r trumpet-sb^ei> and I j ^^^ X ^^'J^J%^^: n S- The group 
^trt^n&^x-A^e^y^f^^ Kil^^^furopean ; Washing- 

« ^ — ^^.isffble^tn winter to give the protection of litter or 
. The species are all fragrant, and commence flowering 


£o_ Audits 

38 Candidum, snow-white, 4 ft. 

1139 n plenum, while, 4 ft 

1140 ,, Striatum, white, tinged brow 

1141 „ with gold-blotched foli: 

1142 „ with gold-margined fo 

1143 Cordifolium giganteum, white, 6 to 10 ft. J&f. 

1144 Japonicum (Browni), white, exterior tinged brown 

1145 Krameri, delicate blush pink ( new ) 
.1146 ,, album, while (nezv) 


brown, aJ% f S ... 

1147 Longiflorum, pure white, \\ ft 



eximium, pure white, /A~ 

,, verum, pure while, r§ ft ^~/^ ■ 

Liu Kin, pure white, 1^ ft %/ ... 

„ prascox, ptire white, the earliest, ii ft 
Takesimse (true) pure white, the largest of a^ir/t^ 

with variegated foliage, white, ih ft C/.vT.yf 

with silver-margined foliage, white, ijft (/. 

y&tk&e^V, 5/6, 10/6, and 

ft '.. each, 5/6, 6/6, and 7 

each, 15/ and 21 

...j. ,, 15/ and 21 

4/^77© per 100, 21/, per doz., 3/6 o 

per doz., 7/6 o 

.each, =o'6 and 

1155 Washingtonianum, white, shading to lilac ( new J 


The varieties comprised in this Division are the Turk's-Cap Lilies, having the divisions of rfce perianth 
rolled back so that the flower resembles a turban, except in the case of Canadense, which is somewhat bell- 
shaped, and here we may retaark rhat Humboldti, Carolinianum, Columbianum, Puberulum^ Pardalinum, 
Roezli, and others of the North American Lilies are merely variations of Superbum, while Superbum is botani- 
cally a sub-species of Canadense, though in shape the flower is quite distinct. The Martagon, Monadelphum, 
Pomponium, Tenuifolium, and Pyrenaicum are European; Canadense, -and its allies Superbum; Humboldti, 
Puberulum, etc., are American ; Chalcedonicum from Asia ; Testacaurh and Leichtlini from Japan. They are all 
perfectly hardy. The American species attain a gigantic height when planted in beds of moist peat, and are, 
therefore, admirably adapted for growing among Rhododendron3P«arfd Azaleas. Pomponium and Pyrenaicum 
commence flowering in May, and one or other of the varieties ofr this Section maintain a succession till well nigh 

i. d. 

1156 Canadense rubrum, 3 to 7 ft. ( These were at one time plentiful, but not now in the trade, and we) 

1157 ,, flavum, 3 to 7 ft. ( are depending upon collectors for our supply J 

1158 Carniolicum, orange-ycllozv, passing to scarlet, 3 ft 3 

1159 Chalcedonicum, deep scarlet, 3 ft per doz., 7/6 o 

1160 Leichtlini, fne yellow, richly spotted crimson, 3 ft each 7/6 and 10 

1161 Martagon, purple, 4 ft ' per doz., 7/6 o 

1162 „ album, white, 4 ft : 3 

1163 „ dalmaticum, rich glossy crimson purple, 4 ft 10 

1164 Monadelphum, lemon colour, 3 ft. 

1165 „ Szovitzianum (Colchicum), fine citron colour, spotted black, remarkably 

beautiful, 3 ft each 3/6 and 5 

1166 Pomponium, orange-red, 3 ft per doz., 7/6 o 

1167 Pyrenaicum, yellozv, spotted black, 2 ft ,, 7,6 o 

1168 „ major, yellow, spotted black, 3 ft ,, 7/6 o 

1169 Superbum, orange-crimson, spotted rich brown, 3 to 7 ft 10/6 1 

1170 „ pyramidale, orange and crimson, spotted rich brown, 3 to 7 ft 2 

[Barr and Sugden, 1872. 

r. d. 

L I L I U M — con tin ucd. 

1171 Superbum Humboldti, golden yellow, freely spotted crimson ; a nolle plant, 5 ft 21 

1172 „ parviflorum, is in the way of Humboldti, but more slender, 3 ft 15 

1173 ,, puberulum, the flower of this differs but little from Humboldti, 5 ft 15 

',5174 Tenuifolium, scarlet, \\ ft 5 

j yJJJ5 Testaceum, Excelsum or Isabellinum, delicate apricot, 4 ft. ...per doz., 10/6 and 15/6 ; each, 1/ and 1 


This is a grand Section, as its name implies, — the Chief of Lilies : the flowers are open and reflexed, horizon- 
tal or slightly, drooping. The introducer of-Speciosum remarked, "If there is anything not human which is 
magnificent in beauty, it is Lilium Speciosum." Auratum has been called the Queen of Lilies; and we 
think that Tigrinum may fairly be called the Prince of Lilies, courtly in its bearing, rich and chaste in its 
coloration. It may, indeed, be questioned if there is in Flora's Kingdom another such trio combining so much 
beauty, stateliness, and variety. They are natives of Japan, in flower from .July to the end of September, and 

under glass may be had in bloom much earlier. 


each • 
U d. 

1176 Auratum, most of the varieties have gold bands and crimson spots : there are some, hozvever, with 

scarlet spots, and others with the gold band somewhat bronzed; while others have few and 
delicate spots, and some are almost white ; indeed, the variation is almost endless. Seldom 
arc two varieties alike. 3 ft. 

The relative quality of each variety is inditated by " Ex." 

1177 „ Ex , .....each 1/6, 2/6, 3/6 and 

1178 „ Ex., Ex 2/6, 3/6, 5/6 and 

1179 „ Ex., Ex., Ex. ,, 3/6, 5/6, 7/6 and 

1180 „ Ex., Ex., Ex., Ex , 5/6, 7/6, 10/6 and 

1181 „ Varieties for bedding per doz., 12/, 18/, 21/, 30/ to 60/ 

1^182 Speciosum album, pure white, 3 ft. per doz., 9/, 12/, and 15/ ; each 1/ and 







1202 Tigrinum 

,, novum, 3 ft. ...3 » 

„ prsecox, early, 3ft. J/j. 
„ corymbiflorum (monstro 
roseum, white, suffused and spoti 
„ extra fine in shape, and the 

corymbiflorum (monstrosum), 3 ^•/■^/y ri 
rubrum, white, suffused and spotted crimson, MtlTlpi 
„ ' extra fine in shape, and the white cage fifcffi 
„ corymbiflorum, (monstrosum), 3 ft. /(/J/. 
,, multiflorum, very profuse flower ingg^Ai. 

\ „ Schrymachrianum, 3 ft. .' iUJ). 

punctatum, white, spotted delicate pink, anthers 
beautiful of the Section, 3 ft 


3 ft per doz., 9/, 12/, and 15/ 

hite edge clearly dcfincd,^yit 

1/6 to 

each 1/ to 

1/6 to 

1/6 to 

z./9/, 12/ and 15/ ; each 1 ' to 

] ed, 3 ft , ifixo 


yellow, 4kc/ikost distinct and delicately 
i/..rf. per doz., 15/ 

purpuratum (De Boom) the richest coloured of any, 3 fty.-* 7 



purpureum, very beautiful, 3 ft 
atropurpureum, very beautiful, 3 ft 
latifolium, white, spotted pink, 3 ft 

macranthum, white, spotted crimson , very large, 3 ft 

fine mixed, for beds and borders per doz., 7/6 

choice mixed, for beds and borders ,, 15/ 

scarlet, spotted crimson, 3 ft per doz., 3/6 

major, bright scarlet, spotted crimson, 4 ft ,, 5/6 

Fortunei, rich scarlet, spotted crimson, stems ruoolly, and flowering a fortnight later 

. than No. 1202, 4 ft. to 7 ft per doz., 7/6 and 10/6/ each, 0/9 and 

splendens (Leopold!), b4fifot scarlet, studded with large crimson spots ; the ?nost magnifi- 
cent,flovJSBfg a fortnight after No. 1204, 4 ft. to 7 ft., each, 2/6, 3/6, 5/6, & 
flore pleno, the magnificent d^ibnT'Tiger Lily, a grand acquisition, 3 ft. to 6 ft. 

J X " oo^Vi r- 'A writ. *r\l{, <JnH 

lY^-efa&ffiK VARIETIES OF R 

requei|t)y has it bec^ our j6vileflce to revel iH^^stthe rare 

^t^^^fk^lt^r flow 
to lift when showing *hor r fjowjf scape and 



Gladiolus, and we ha 
nisl|u}g"Tases- jardinets 
\ Prominently Amongst t 
TvvhLtefeathers ; Elfrida' 
■* PrVfeAlbertywith its_ 
out every tint^fiat is de^ 
vensis, but thev are first 






















































l 5 


Pose flow 

SUS.^ /_ 


cut lor fur- 
r conservatory decoration, 
flowers contrasting with its pure 
aculata, with its lively rose ; and 
with its salmon-rose flowers. And so we could pick 


We cannot claim for these the stately aspect of the Ganda- 
are of great importance in the succession of flowers. 
Floribundus, though not a Ramosus variety, has been placed under this heading for convenience. It is the 
parent of the white Gandavensis varieties, and ranges in colour from the purest white to the richest mottled rose. 
For vases its cut flowers are most effective. Colvilli and Cardinalis have also been placed under this heading, 
and are well worthy of cultivation. Byzantinus and Communis are placed apart. They bloom very early. The 
rich rose-purple of Byzantinus is matchless. 

Culture. — On well-drained soil trench the ground as deeply as it will admit of; in the underspit work in 
abundance of manure ; commence planting the bulbs in November, and for succession in December and January, 
at a depth of six inches. Until March protect with a covering of leaves or litter. Plant again in February and 
March, placing the bulbs three to four inches deep. If the summer is dry and the weather hot, twice a week at 
least give the ground a good soaking of water or liquid manure till the plants are in bloom. In wet situations the 
bulbs should not be planted till spring. 

"Culture for Conservatory Decoration. — Plant three in a five or six-inch pot, and place in a cold 
frame or pit, plunging the pots in ashes, and withholding water till the bulbs have started into growth ; or, the 
pots may be buried in ashes out of doors, as recommended for the Hyacinth, and there allowed to remain un- 
disturbed till ready to remove in-doors. It is customary with many to plant several bulbs close together in the 
open border, and, when the flower-spike shows the first tint, to lift them without breaking the ball, pot them and 
place them in-doors. Thus treated, the flowers expand as perfectly as if they had not been disturbed, and the 
bulbs are in no way injured. 

Barr and Sngdcn, 1872."] 



Gladiolus — continued, £ «. d. 

1208 100 in 25 splendid varieties 1 5 o 

1209 50 in 25 „ o 14 o I 1212 100 in 10 

1210 25 in 25 ,, ,, o 7 6 I 1213 50 in 10 

i 1211 250 in 10 splendid varieties 2 2 


L. 1216 

+ — 1221 

t, 1223 

, 1224 
^ 1226 





Fine mixed Seedlings of Ramosus 

Splendid mixed Seedlings of ditto 

Beautiful mixed Seedlings from Guernsey . 

per doz.- 

Eaviana, orange, feathered violet 

Cardinal! S, bright scarlet, flaked white ... 

roseus, rose, flaked rvhite 

Colvilli, purplish lilac 5/6 per 100 

albus, pure white, flue 

Elegantissimus, fine rose, spotted 

Emicans, orange-scarlet, feathered 

Ernest Maltravers, bright salmon 

Fonnosissimus, scarlet] flaked white 

Floribundus, white and blush, streaked 
purple-crimson, 12/6 per 100 

„ Anna Paulowna, white fea- 

thered violet, large flower 

„ Madame Ristori, beautiful 

Hendricus, bright rose, shaded lilac 

Imperialis, purple, splendidly striped 

Insignis, rich scarlet, tinged purple 

Koningin der Nederlanden 

La Ville de Versailles, extra fine 

Lamartine, salmon and carmine 

Lehmann, orange red 

























































J2s. 6d. per 100 
2 ix. od. 
21s. od. 

2s. od. per doz. 
3s. od. 
3 s - od. ,, 
per doz. 

-8. d. 

Lindley, vermilion-scarlet and violet 

Lord Clarendon, red, feathered white 3 

Magnificus, deep red 2 

M. Blanche Bourlon, extra fine 4 

M. Charles de Belleyne, extra 4 

Multifloms, rose, stained purple 3 

Ne Plus Ultra, deep rose, blotched volute ... 4 

Orange Boven, vermilion, flaked lukite ... 2 

Oscar, brilliant scarlet and white 4 

Paulowna, bright orange-scarlet 4 

Prince Albert, bright rose, flaked white ... 3 

Professor Blume, orange-rose 4 

Queen Victoria, bright scarlet, flaked 

white 12/6 per 100 2 

Ramosus, salmon-rose, flaked crimson, 

12/6 per 100 2 

Sir Joseph Paxton, bright rose 4 

Trimaculatus, rose, spotted white 3 

Von Siebold, bright orange-rose 4 

Washington, bright rose-lilac 4 

The first four of the followim 

*^1258 Byzantinus, rosy purple 5 

1259 Communis albus, white 7 

1260 „ roseus, rose 7 

|^-1261 „ ruber, red 7 

arieties flower in May and June, and the roots may be had in September, 
per loo. per doz. 
*. d. s. d. 

6...0 9 1262 Psittacinus, yellow and red 7 

6... 1 o 1263 Colvilli, purple lilac 5 

1264 Mixed Communis and Byzantinus 5 

6 I 



6 * 
6 + 




6 . 

Very cheap Gladioli for Shrubberies and semi-wild situations. 

, «. d. s. d. 

1000 in 6 varieties %\.~. 50 o | 1256 250 in 6 varieties 13 6 

500 in 6 26 o I 1257 100 in 6 ,, 5 6 

6... 1 

per 100. per doz. 
a. d. s. d. 
6...1 o 
6...0 9 
6...0 Q 

Notice. — In August it cannot be determined how the Gladiolus crop will turn out, consequently, till October, 
growers' prices are not known. We have, therefore, deferred quoting specific varieties till we issue our Seed 
Catalogue, which will contain a complete collection of these. Orders may, however, be given from the Spring 
Catalogue of the present year, as these quotations will hold good till the 1st January, 1873 / any reduction which , 
may take place in the prices, the advantage will be given to the autumn purchasers. The varieties of Gandaveus: . 
should not be planted till after the middle of March. 


[Time of Planting, March to Midsummer.] 
£ s. d. 

1265 500 in 25 fine varieties 5 5 o 

1266 250 in 25 ,, 2 15 o 

1267 100 in 25 ,, 1 5 o 

1268 50 in 25 ,, o 14 o 

1269 25 in 25 „ 076 

1270 12 in 12 ,, 036 

1271 100 in 100 splendid varieties 63' to 10 10 

1272 50 in 50 ,, ,, 25 to 5 s 

1273 25 in 25 ,, 10 6 to 2 10 

1274 12 in 12 ,, 5 6 to 1 10 

1275 Fine mixed, 12/6 per 100, 2/ per dozen. 

1276 Splendid mixed, 21/ per ioo, 3/ per dozen. ' 

s. d. 


per 100 

1277 Fine mixed scarlets, crimsons, etc., 

from Div. 1 and 2 21/ . 

1278 Splendid ,, ,, „ 30/ . 

1279 Fine mixed roses, etc., from Div. 3 

and 4 ... 21/ . 

1280 Splendid ,, ,, ,, 30/ . 

Gladioli Roots, varieties of Gandavensis in Special Mixtures 

per doz 


4/ 6 

per 100. per doz 

1281 Fine mixed whites, etc., from Div, 5 21/ 3/ 

1282 Splendid ,, ,, ,, 30/ 4^6 

1283 Fine mixed from the three fore 


1284 Splendid mixed 


from the three 


In our Illustrated Album of Bulbous Roots (See Notice, p. 2) will be found figured most of the following 


There are no doubt many persons who peruse our Catalogue whose practical knowledge of flowering bulbs is 
limited to Hyacinths, Tulips, Crocuses, Narcissi, Gladioli, Lilies, and perhaps a few others more or less popular. 
In addition to these, however, there is a vast number of other bulbous and tuberous-rooted plants (the following 
being merely a selection), of which nothing can exceed the brilliancy, the beauty, and the variety of their flowers, 
or the elegance and effectiveness of their foliage, and one or other of which at nearly every season of the year is an 

20 [Burr and Sudden, 1872. 

object of attraction. Their culture cannot by any means be considered difficult, most of the hardier varieties 
requiring a light porous soil, lying well to the sun, and slightly protected during winter ; while those which 
require in-door treatment should be grown in well-drained pots, in a mixture of leaf-soil, loam, peat, and silver 

Those who can make it convenient to call at our warehouse, can, through the medium of our Illustrated 
Album of Bulbous Roots, make themselves acquainted with these interesting forms of floral beauty; while for 
those living at a distance we shall be happy to make a selection of the roots suitable to the accommodation they 
may possess, at the prices enumerated, including only the bulbs and roots in this section of our Catalogue. A 
few of these are now ready to send out, but a large number of them being still in growth, it will be November before 
general orders for the followitig can be executed. 

1285 A selection from the following for £ s. 

in-doors 5 5 




4 4 

3 3 
2 2 
1 10 
1 1 
o 10 

1292 A selection from the following for out- 


1293 do. do. 

1294 do. do. 

1295 do. do. 

1296 ' do. do. 

1297 do. do. 

1298 do. do. 

£ s. d. 

5 5 0 

4 4 

3 3 

2 2 

1 10 
1 1 

o 10 


The selections for in-doors will consist of stove and greenhouse varieties ; those for out-doors, in addition to 
sorts which are perfectly hardy, will include such as require to be kept in-doors during winter, and 
planted out in spring. 

* The height is given in feet. 

$ Instates perfeeffy hardy plants. 

II „ greenhouse plants. 
% stove plants. 

% „ roots which should be kept at rest during winter and started into growth in spring. 

ALOCASIA — continued. each.—*, d. 

metallica, with leaves like bronze metal 
shields ; A. macrorhiza variegata, with its 
large green and pure white foliage ; A. Jen- 
ningsi, with its rich velvety green leaves 
and regular black blotches ; and the beau- 
tiful Lovvi. 

1322 Jenningsi, each $s. 6d. ,js. 6d., and 10s. 6d. 

1323 Lowi, each 55. 6d., js. 6d., and upwards. 

1324 macrorhiza variegata, each 3*. 6d. , $s. 6d. , 
and upwards. 

1325 metallica, 55. 6d., js. 6d., and upwards. 
*ALSTR(EMERIA, most beautiful, flowering in 

large umbels, and valuable for table bou- 
quets. Should be planted under a south 
wall in well-drained soil, at a depth of 9 
inches, and there allowed to remain. 

1326 aurea, yellow, beautifully spotted o 6 ' 

1327 brasiliensis o 6 

1328 psittacina, crimson, spotted o 6 

jU"'1329 chilensis, choice mixed varieties o 6 

§ANEM0NE. Few spring flowering plants are 
more charming than A. apennina and ful- 
gens, while A. Honorine Jobert is a valuable 
autumn blooming plant. 

1330 apennina, rich blue, \ ft., per doz., is. 6d. o 3 | 

1331 fulgens, brilliant scarlet, \ f t 1 6 

1332 ,, ccerulea, blue, new, \ ft 1 6 

1333 Honorinejobert, white, a superb plant, 
with large flowers, 2 ft. , js. 6d. per doz. o 9 

1334 hortensis, bright amethyst-purple, very 
beautiful o 6 

1335 japonica, rose, 2 ft o 6 

+ANIGOZANTHUS, a singularly interesting 

plant, with grotesque branched scarlet and 
green spikes of bloom, covered with down. 
|^"1336 coccineus, scarlet and green, 3 ft., per 

dcz. , js. 6d. o 9 

+ANISANTHUS, a most charming flower, whe- 
ther grown in pots or in the open ground. 
1337 splendens, brilliant t scarlet, js.6d. pee-doz. o 9 ' 
+ANOMATHECA, a charming miniature plant, 
in bloom from June to September. In 
light warm soil, as a permanent edging, it 
is beautiful ; grown in pots it is a gem. 
In cold soils it should be planted in April 
and lifted in November. 
1A338 cruenta, scarlet, spotted crimson, \ ft., 

per doz., 2s. 6d. o 3 

;ry pretty hardy border 
ant spikes of white flowers. 

1339 graminifolium, white, H ft o 9 

1340 Liliago (St. Bernard's Lily), white, 1.1ft. o 9 

1341 Liliastrum (St. Bruno's Lily), white, i| ft. o 9 

1342 ramosum, white, ih ft o 9 

JABOBRA, an elegant climber for conserva- 
tory, hanging baskets, or out-doors, with 

■ prettily-cut small glossy dark green foliage. 

1299 viridiflora, miniature scarlet fruit 1 

*[[ACHIMENES, charming for growing in pots, 

pans, and hanging baskets, either in 
assorted or individual colours. The flowers 
combine great individual beauty with rich- 
ness and brilliancy. 

1300 3 each of 12 splendid varieties 12 

1301 2 each of 12 ,, 3 

1302 1 each of 12 ,, ,, 4 

1303 mixed varieties, 3s. 6d. per doz. 

1304 newer varieties, three roots in a pot, iSs. , 

24J., 30J., and 36J. per doz. pots. 
§AC0RUS. The variety offered is handsome, 
its long dark green Iris-like leaves freely 
^ striped and margined white. 

%rl205 japonicus argenteo-striatus r 

§AD0NIS, a beautiful spring-flowering plant. 

1306 vernalis, bright yellow, f ft. 9s. per doz. 1 
+AGAPANTHUS (African Lily), a noble plant, 

with large heads of beautiful flowers, orna- 
mental alike for the conservatory, portico, 
terrace, or lawn ; a valuable subject for sub- 
tropical gardens, and exceedingly pic- 
turesque on the margins of artificial lakes 
and ponds. 

1307 umbellatus, bright blue, 3 ft. xos. 6d. 

and 15J. per dozen is. and 1 

1^308 albus, white, 3 ft 1 

1/^ 1309 variegatus,^//'^ beautifully variegated, 

1 1^ ft 2 

, T fALBUCA, a pretty Cape bulb, with flowers re- 
P sembling the Star of Bethlehem. 

1310 aurea, golden yellow, 2 ft 1 

'el low and green, 3 ft 1 

yellow and green, 1 ft 1 

attractive border plants, in 
muing long in flcNver ; useful to 
ft tatle bouquets. 
I 1313 azureuih, bright blue, beautiful, ih ft. .. 

■ 1314 ciliatum, white, very beautiful, 1 ft 

1315'descendens, purple, very showy, 2 ft. .. 

1316 fragrans, white, vanilla scented, ig ft. .. 

1317 luteum, bright yellow, very showy, \\ ft. 
i2i. 6d. per 100, 2s. per doz. 

1318 roseum, pale rose, \\ ft. 

1319 striatum, blush white, beautiful, 1 ft. ... 

1320 triquetrum, white, green striped, 1 ft. ... 

1321 mixed varieties of above, per 100, 

i2s. 6d. , per doz. , 2s. 6d. 
^[ALOCASIA, those enumerated are amongst our 
grandest ornamental foliage plants. A. 

iff plants ^vAMi el 
/ 13" 

Darr and Sugdcn, 1872.] 

each — 8. d. 

*ANTHOLYZA, the long handsome flower spikes 
of this plant are very effective. 

1343 .Ethiopica, scarlet and green, 2 ft o 6 

1344 Bicolor de Gasperin, scarlet and yellow, 
ft o 6 

irdinalis, scarlet, 2 it o 6 

ccinea, bright scarlet, 2 ft., perdoz., 

j. 6d. o 4 

cunonia, bright scarlet, very beaut ij ~ul ... o 6 
fulgens, coppery rose, 2 ft. , per doz. ,'as. 6d. o 3 

1349 Lord Cochrane, red purple, 2 ft o 6 

1350 mixed from above, per doz., y. 6d. 
§API0S, (Glycine), a hardy elegant climber of 

rapid growth. / 

351 tuberosa, pink, per doz., 4s. 6d. \S o 6 

§ARUM, picturesque and fantastic plants, de- 
sirable for flower borders, rockwork, etc. 
Crinitum requires the protection of a frame 
in winter. 

1352 cornutum (the green dragon-arum), 

handsome green foliage, 2 ft o 6 

^ +1353 crinitum, stems curiously marbled, leaves 

singularly cut, 2 ft 2 o 

1354 Dracunculus, large handsome palm-like 
leaves, 2 ft o 6 

1355 italicum, large lance-shaped green 
leaves, spotted yellow, 1 ft o 6 

1356 maculatum, green foliage, curiously 
spotted with black, ^ ft o 6 

\y 1357 tenuifolium, curious elegant grass-leaved 

foliage, 3 ft o 9 

CLEPIAS, ornamental and beautiful. 

1358 tuberosa, fine orange-coloured, 1 f t 1 o 

fxT.359 incarnata, purple, 1 ft 1 o 

§ASPHODELUS, plants of an elegant and highly 
ornamental aspect. 

1/1360 luteus, yellow, 2 ft 1 o 

£/1361 ramosus, white, 2 ft 1 6 

jJASPIDISTRA, a very useful foliage plant for 
town decoration. 

1362 elatior, foliage green, 2ft 1 6 

1363 ,, variegata, foliage green, striped 
with broad white bands, 2 ft 3 6 

iJBEGONIA, sitting-room plants. 
)f 1364 discolor, leaves veined critnson, 2 ft 1 o 

1365 vars, with ornamental foliage, 2s. 6d. to 3 6 
iBELLEVALIA, allied to Hyacinthus. 

1366 spicata, white, 1 ft o 6 

'"BOBARTIA, a charming Cape bulb, quite hardy 

in warm well-drained soils ; also an elegant 
plant grown several in a pot. 

67 aurantiaca, orange, perdoz., 2s. 6d. o 3 

OUSSINGAULTIA, a free-growing greenhouse 
climber, valuable for hanging baskets and 
for planting in rockwork, under glass, or out 
of doors 

1368 baselloides, white flowers in long clus- 
ters, and deliciously fragrant o 9 

fBRAVOA, the flowers of this plant resemble 
the pentstemon, they are produced on long 
racemes and in pairs, hence their name, 
1^ 1369 geminiflora, rich cerise-scarlet, \\ ft. ... o 9 
§BRODL/EA, hardy bulbs, exceedingly effective 
- grown in groups or several in a pot. 
■^1370 coccinea, magenta~crimson , new, very 

II* jmA% beautiful, 2 ft 3 6 

^£^%ryl371 congesta,y£«£ lilac, 2 ft., per doz. 2s.6d. o 3 
// Xr 1372 grandiflora, bright blue, 1 ft., per doz. 2,6 o 3 
' IBRUNSVIGIA, very ornamental. 

|^ 1373 falcata, purple, 1 f t 3 6 

CALADIUM.. This genus embraces the most 
picturesque and beautiful of ornamental 
foliage plants. C. esculentum, with its 
massive rich shaded green foliage, is now 
the principal feature in the sub-tropical 
effect at Battersea-park. C. atropurpureum 
is a remarkable plant also' for sub-tropical 
work ; while for the decoration of the stove 
or warm greenhouse, C. argyrites with its 
lovely little green leaves spotted white, and 
C. Bellemeyi with its large lance-shaped, 
green-spotted, white foliage, are particularly 
noticeable ; while C. bicolor splendens, C. 

3 1 

CALADIUM — continued. each—*, d. 

Chantini, C. pictum, and many others, are 
strikingly effective. 
•[1374 12 in 12 beautiful varieties, named, 21s., 

20s. , and 42s. 
•[1375 6 in 6 beautiful varieties, named, 12s., 
15s., and 21s. 

•[1376 argyrites, dwarf, foliage white and green 2 6 
||1377 atropurpureum, purple foliage, as. 6d. to 3 6 
||1378 esculentum, massive^r^// foliage, 2J. 6^. to 5 6 

^[1379 other varieties 2s. 6d. to 3 6 

IjCALLA, a fine plant for the sitting-room, should 
have plenty of water. 

1380 ^Ethiopica, large white flowers is. to 1 6 , 

1381 albo-maculata, white spotted foliage 3 6 

tCALLIPRORA, a little hardy plant. 

1382 flava (lutea), yellow, 1 ft . o 9 

§CALYSTEGIA, perennial climbing convolvulus, 

exceedingly effective plants for covering 
verandahs, trellises, pillars, and for window 

1383 gigantea, white, very large 1 o 

1384 inflata, pink, very large 1 o 

1385 pubescens flore-pleno, double-blush o 6»^" 

§CAMASSIA, a charming hardy plant ; when 

grown in masses the effect of its rich blue 
flowers isyemarkayiy striking. 
1386^o|c>i^ta/^4^, ih ft. per doz. \os. 6d. 1 ojf 

13^^mf(I<£r^je^,^ch purple, \\ ft x 6^- 

JCANNA. This exceedingly effective and fine 
foliage plant, now so universally used, is 
very easily raised from seed. Seed, It. and 
2s. 6d. per packet. 

1388 fine varieties, in roots, 12s., 15s., and 

18s. per doz. 
llCHLIDANTHUS, a handsome flower, with 
frankincense-like fragrance. 

1389 fragrans, fine yellow, 1 f t o 6 t/ 

IICHORETIS, produces remarkably beautiful and 

exceedingly singular-looking flowers ; it is 
allied to Pancratium, and requires similar 

1390 glauca, white, 1 ft 5 6 

% C0BURGIA, a splendid conservatory and outdoor 

plant ; its clusters of drooping, long, tubular 
flowers are conspicuously beautiful. 

1391 incarnata, scarlet, flesh, green, and yel- f 

low, 2 ft \s. 6d. to 2 o~ 

§C0LCHICUM, a very effective Autumn flowering 
plant, with blossoms resembling the crocus ; 
the flowers of variegatum and Chionense are 
beautifully chequered. 

1392 autumnale, lilac, J ft., per dozen, 2s. 6d. o 3 

1393 ,, album, white, \ ft o 3 

1394 ,, plenum, lilac, % f t o 4 

1395 ,, ,, double white, % ft. ... o 6 

1396 byzantinum, lilac, \ f t o 3^— 

1397 Chionense, beautifully chequered, ± ft.... 1 b^>^ 

1398 striatum, white and rose, \ f t o 4 +0* 

1399 variegatum, while and lilac, \ o 4 

JCOMMELINA, very fine plants ; the intense 

blue of ccelestis, and the pure w r hite of alba, 
make them conspicuous in the flower border. 

1400 ccelestis, bright blue, l\ ft., per doz. 2/6 o 3.1 

1401 ,, alba, white, lift. ,, 2/6 03 I 
§C ONVALLARI A (Solomon's Seal). Those who 

have not forced this plant, can form no idea 
how decorative it is in the conservatory, and 
how attractive on the dinner-table, or how 
useful its long sA-ays are, when cut for table 
bouquets. T9 r 

1402 multiflora... .7!f. per dozen, 3^. 6d. o 4 

1403 clumps for forcing Lf., is. 6d., and 2 6 

||C00PERIA (Evening Star), a pretty plant, fra- 
grant in the evening ; should be grown 
three in a pot, or in masses in the border, 

in warm situations. 

1404 pedunculata, white, sweet-scented 1 6 

§CORYDALIS. These very elegant foliage plants 

are highly ornamental in borders and rock- 
work : they are popularly known as Fu- 
mitory, y j 

1405 bulbosa, rfiA/l- /fysfcf dozen, 3^. 6d. o 4^** 

1406 cava albiffrfa/zi*C!/ tS. o 9 , y 

1407 nobilis, yel^rftrJ. 1 6V 

each— a. 

CROCOSMIA, a charming plant, graceful and 
beautiful ; when grown several in a pot, few 
I September flowers are more attractive. 
/if OfrpA asses in theflower garden excite admiration. 
/2 *-V7cJ n ta bl e bouquets it is very effective. 

*t fi&ffii aurea > go^en yellow, per dozen, $s. 6d. o 
/y ^/-^K^pots, containing several bulbs, is., 

* is. 6d., and 2 

§CROCUS. Those offered under this heading 
are species more or less rare. The garden 
varieties will be found at page 17. 

1410 byzantinus, violet and while 1 

1411 Imperati, violet, fawn, and black 1 

1412 longiflorus, pure whiter rr. '. 1 

1413 nudiflorus, violet per doz. 2 

1^*1414 sativus, violet*... ,, 1 

1^-1415 serotinus, violet 2 

p-1416 speciosus, bluf ,, 2 

^[CURCUMA, extremely handsome plants, with 

singularly ornamental flowers. 

1417 cordata, purple 5 

1418 Roscoaea, salmon 5 

1419 rubricaulis, pink J.....M. 5 

JCYPELLA, an elegant Tigridia.- / 

_.J.420 Herberti, orange, 1 ft. trfLiT./ o 

JDAHLIA, dry roots of these in Novenfber. 

1421 show varieties, per doz. gs., 12s., and 18s. 

1422 fancy ditto, per doz. gs., 12s., and i8j.- 

1423 dwarf ditto, per doz. gs., 12s., and iSs. 

1424 pompon ditto, per doz. ox, 12s., and 18s. 
§DIELYTRA, one of the most graceful plants 

for forcing, and can be had in bloom for 
conservatory or table decoration very early. 
Its long elegant sprays of lovely heart-shaped 
red flowers are unexcelled. It is also a good 
^order plant in sheltered situations. 
//yYlA25 spectabilis, red, 2 ft., per doz., 7/6, gd. to 1 
/ §D0DECATHE0N (The American Cowslip), a 
remarkable and pretty border plant. 
1-4426 Meadia, purple, 1 f t o 

1427 ,, album, white, 1 ft 1 

1428 ,, elegans, rose and lilac, 1 ft 1 

§D0G S-TOOTH VIOLETS (Erythronium), early 

blooming plants with beautifully-spotted 
leaves, charming for r/ermanent edgings 
to spring beds ahd flowtfr^aorders. 

1429 purple, \ ftJ/p. ioo/lvi6d. ; p. doz., u. 

1430 white, A ft/f- fV^-doz., 2s. 6d. 

1431 mixeffi^iyijhs^bJ^pcrdoz., is. 6d. 

1432 inajfcjja)ire puj^fet very fine, \ ft., per 

iodTiS^^^eTdozj, 2s. 
•[fEUCHARIS. Irs beautiful snow-white flowers 
are deliciously fragrant. In bouquets it is 
by many more highly prizec^ian the white 
Camellia, and ladies are specially fond of it 
-^^for their hair and their dresses. 
1^1433 amazonica, pots of established roots, 
3s. 6d., 55. 6d., js. 6d., and iac. 6d. 
§EUC0MIS, highly ornamental hardy border 
plants, with long spikes of flowers on curi- 
/"-ously-spotted stems. 

* </ 1434 punctata 1 

1^1435 regia 1 

^ §FUNKIA, ornamental border plants, some 
with large handsome foliage, others beau- 
tifully variegated. In summer they produce 
curious ornamental spikes of bell-shaped 
flowers. The large-leaved varieties are very 
handsome grown in masses in the grass or 
as edgings to sub-tropical beds ; while the 
variegated kinds are charming in the spring 
and early summer months. 

1436 lancifolia, flowers lilac, f ft o 

1437 Sieboldi, flowers lilac, 1 ft o 

1438 subcordata, large handsome foliage 1 

1439 undulata aurea foliis variegatis, broad 

mottled foliage, f ft.... 1 

1440 ,, foliis variegatis, medio-picta, 

white and green foliage, is. 6d. to 2 
§GAGEA, a pretty littll plan*, effective in rock- 
work, etc. /\ Jbl , c Jyt 

1441 fasciculaWr^A^^nt- •••P er ^ oz - 3 J - 0 
•)-GALAXIA, a very -preuf dwarf plant, well 

adapted for pots, etc. 

32 [Barr and Sugden, 1872. 

GALAXIA — continued. each— e. d. 

1442 graminea, bright yellow flowers and 

grassy foliage, \ f t 1 o 

1443 ovata, bright yellow, slightly fragrant, 

^ft t 6 

§ GERANIUM. This s»ecies jf, admirably adapted 
for rockworktu^ mbepttyborders. 

1444 tuberosi*frff&^%£\ per doz. 35. 6d. o 4 

IfGESNERA and N&GELCA. It would be im- 
possible to speak too highly of their beauty. 

1445 12 in 12 var., i8j., 24J., and 30^. 

1446 6 in 6 var., 10s. 6d., 12s., and 15.C 

1447 varieties, with beautiful marked foliage, 

is. 6d., 2s. 6d., and 3 6 
UGLORIOSA (Methonica), handsome climbing 
lilies, with brilliant coloured flowers. 

1448 Planti, rosy orange, 3 ft 3 6 

1449 superba, orange, 3 ft 5 6 

^GLOXINIA, unrivalled in beauty. 

1450 12 in 12 var., i&r., 24^., and 30s. 

1451 6 in 6 var., 10s. 6d., 12s., and 15^. 

1452 varieties is. 6d. and 2 6 

§GUNNERA, a plant of imposing aspect in sub- 
tropical gardens, (by the margins of lakes, 

on sloping banks, and semi-wild situations. 

1453 scabra, large green foliage... is. 6d. and 2 6 
+HABRANTHUS, closely allied to the Amaryllis, 

and very handsome. 

1454 Andersoni, gold and brown, 1 f t r o 

1455 pratensis, scarlet, 2 ft 2 6 

||H.ffiMANTHUS (Blood-flower), highly orna- 
mental and exceedingly curious-looking 
bulbous plants. 

1456 albiflorus, white, 1 f t 2 o 1 

1457 puniceus, scarlet, 1 f t 2 6 

HHEDYCHIUM, a large reed-like plant, with 

splendid heads of sweet-scented blossoms. 

1458 Gardnerianum, yellow, fragrant, 5 ft 2 6 

§HELLEBORUS (Christmas-rose), much valued 

as a winter-blooming plant. 

1459 niger, white, 1 ft., 10s. 6d. and 155. 

per dozen is. and 1 6 

1460 atrorubens, olympicus, purpurascens, and 

other varieties, is. 6d. to 55. each. 
§HEMEROCALLIS (Day-lily), a very ornamental 
plant ; the variegated forms are exceedingly 
decorative, and produce a fihe effect in the 
conservatory, while in the flower border few 
plants are so desirable. 

1461 flava, bright yellow, 2 ft o 6 

1462 fulva, orange red, 2 ft o 6 

1463 ,, fol. variegatis, leaves white and 

green; very effective, 2 ft 1 o 

1464 Kwanso, fl.-pl., orange, very showy, 2 ft. 1 o 

1465 ,, ,, fol. variegatis, foliage 
white and green ; very beautiful, new 

and rare, 2 ft 2s. 6d. and 3 6 

1466 Thunbergi, bright yellow (new) 1 o 

§HEPATICA, charming and much-prized spring 

flowering plants, which succeed best in shady 
situations, and are most effective when culti- 
vated in masses. The clumps we offer are 
therefore the most desirable to purchase. 

1467 single blue, plants, per doz. , 6s. and gs. 

1468 ,, ,, clumps, is. 6d., 2s. 6d., and 3 6 

1469 double red, plants, per doz., 6s. and gs. 

1470 ,, ,, clumps, is. 6d., 2s. 6d., and 3 6 

1471 angulosa ; this beautiful species produces 

large rich blue flowers, plants is. 6d. and 2 6 
§HESPEROSCORDUM, very elegant, with a 
slender cylindrical stem, supporting an 
umbel of many star-like flowers. 

1472 lacteum, milk white, 1 f t r o ' 

fHESSEA, allied to Strumaria, a beautiful Cape 


1473 spiralis, pink, % ft 1 6 J 

+HYPOXIS, elegant pot plants. 

1474 elegans, white, purple centre, % f t 1 

1475 stellata, yellow, black centre, f f t 1 

1476 xiWosa., fine yellow, | f t 1 

■[IMANTOPHYLLUM. A magnificent plant, 

throwing up large bunches of scarlet 
blossoms in succession the year round 

1477 miniatum, orange scarlet, 2 ft,, js. 6d. y 

10s. 6d., 15 j., and 21s. 


o t 


Barr and Sugdcn, 1872.] 


eaeh -». d. 

JISMENE, a flower of great beauty for in-door 
decoration ; for out-doors, plant in April, 
and surround the bulbs with sand, or sand 
and peat, and take up in winter. 
^^~1478 calathina, large, pure white, delightfully 

fragrant flowers, 2 ft 1 o 

1479 undulata, white, 1 ft o 6 

||LA€HENALIA. Curious and beautiful are the 

flowers of this genus. Plant several in a pot, 
and grow under glass. 

1480 luteola, yellow and red perdoz., gs. 1 o 

\^-^l481 pendula, red, tipped purple and green, 

$ ft per doz., 5J. 6d. o 6 

l*^T482 quadricolor, scarlet and ycllcrw, 1 ft o 6 

|0^1483 tricolor, scarlet, yellow, and green, 1 ft., 

per doz., $s. 6d. o 6 
§LEUC0 JUMagnyv-flake) , beautiful, the flowers 
xJSatgWdcgt Snowdrops, perfectly hardy. 
I^*^143i E&ttfuifl, white, i^ft. ...perdoz. 2s. 6d. o 3 

1485 pulchellum, white", i\ ft o 6 

1458 vemujjn^zc',£ii*.\ the Jfiost charming of 
• the J£jHPK}fiLs& most beautiful of 

K M^rfll^flprflpjnts, ft., per doz., 

7 ^- $s. 6d. o 6 

§LIATRIS, a charming herbaceous plant, its 
long spikes of bloom is most valuable for 
table bouquets and filling vases. 
1437 spicata, purple, 2 ft. ...perdoz., 7s. 6d. o 9 
§LILY OF THE VALLEY. Forwinter and early 
spring flowering, the clumps we offer can- 
not be too strongly recommended, having 
been specially prepared for in-door bloom- 
ing. When grown for the cut flowers, the 
clumps may be planted several in a box, 
and placed anywhere under the stage in a 
house where there is a gentle heat, and 
attended to with water ; thus treated, a 
large quantity of bloom may be secured 
with very little trouble. To maintain a suc- 
cession, a reserve should be kept in a cold 
frame or pit, and removed as required. 
When required for filling jardinets, or for 
drawing-room decoration, the clumps should 
be tightly potted and treated as already 
recommended, taking care in watering to 
see that the newly-potted clump is saturated. 
It is now becoming customary with many to 
select strong single crowns, and pot in very 
rich soil as many of these crowns as they 
t , wish flowers in a pot, and the success of 
this method was demonstrated in Covent 
Garden Market in the spring, where 5-inch 
^ pots had as many as 20 to 30 blossoms each. 

i/1488 fine clumps for forcing 15^. per doz. 1 6 

1489 extra strong clumps , 21s. ,, 26 

^-""1490 single strong crowns, for forming beds or 
masses, and for forcing, per 100, 
10s. 6d. ; per doz., is. 6d. 
L491 rosea, single crowns, per doz., 3^. 
*^"1492 flore-pleno, single crowns, per doz., 4^. 6d. 
1493 fol. variegatis, single crowns, per doz., 6s. 
HLYCORIS (The Golden Lily), a beautiful plant 
^T*^. of the Amaryllis family. 

%r 1494 aurea, golden yellow, 1 ft 3 6 

||MEDE0LA, a beautiful winter-flowering climb- 
ing plant, with orange-scented blossoms ; 
useful for hanging baskets, etc. 

%r 1495 asparagoides, white o 9 

+MELANTHIUM, a curious little plant, having 
much the appearance of a small Ixia. 

1496 junceum, pink, stained with dark crim- 
son spots, § ft : 1 o 

1497 purpureum, purple, \ ft 1 o 

*M0DI0LA, an elegant plant, admirably adapted 

for rockwork and dry banks. 

1498 geranioides, magenta-purple, \ ft o 9 

fMORSA, pretty Iris-like. pot plants." 

1499 collina, purple, 2 ft o 6 

1500 edulis, pink, fragrant, 2 ft o 6 

1501 juncea, scarlet, 2 ft o 6 

ilNERINE, the type of this splendid plant is the 

beautiful Guernsey Lily. 

1502 corusca, bright glittering scarlet. ..1/6 & 2 6 
1508 major 2/6 and 3 6 

NLRINF^— continued. each— 3. 

1504 flexuosa, pink, very distinct 1 

1505 Fothergilli, deep vermilion-scarlet, 2/6 & 3 

1506 undulata, dark rose, curiouslv crisped ... o 
-j-OPHIOPOGON, curious and interesting. 

1507 japonicus, ih ft r 

1508 spicatus, violet, 1 ft 1 

1509 ,, laxiilorus 1 

§ORNITHOGALUM, showy and perfectly hardy ; 

in groups very effective and very dissimilar in 
appearance, flowering at different times. 
Aureum is a beautiful greenhouse plant. 
151& aj£bicuLH(£ white, black cm fir, hand- 

ft., per doz., %s. 6d o 

11511 yxr^\\^den yellow, beautiful, g ft. ... 2 

1512 {yf«&fot7l$fon and white, per doz., 2s. 6d. o 

1513 pyramidale, while, aflowy 2 ft 1 

1514 umbellatum, /jwliinc, j&Q\vy, 1 ft., 

*jt-^ft>£si@ perdoz., is. o 

1515 In mixture, 15/ per xofi 2s. 6d. per doz. 
JOXALIS, are remark«jle forAfle variety of their 

rich and-^eaj^uLcorayj.s ; effective in 
masses ^/b#*ypjareroufiftJr and in pots. 

1516 BoWeT, bright crimson , flowers in large 

bunches, \ ft., p/- doz., 2s o 

1517 Deppei, rose purple, \ perdoz., 2s o 

1518 floribunda, rose, £ ft., per doz., 2s o 

1519 rubella, crimson, h, ft., per doz., 2s o 

1520 speciosa, rose, | ft", per doz., 2s o 

1521 mixed, per 100, 10s. 6d. ; per doz., is. 6d. o 
§P.£0NIA. Amongst the most attractive of 

garden favourites, and quite indispensable 
for shrubbery borders. 

1522 herbaceous choice varieties is. 6d. to 2 

1523 Moutan or tree varieties y. 6d. to 7 

f PANCRATIUM, handsome, fragrant, and ex- 
ceedingly attractive plants. 

1524 Illyricum, white, ih ft 2 

1525 maritimum, white, 1^ ft 1 

1526 parviflorum, white, 1 h f t 1 

'PARDANTHUS, a magnificent decorative plant, 

quite hardy in light soil. 

1527 chinensis, orange, beautiful, 2 ft 1 

JPENTLANDIA, a charming pot plant. 

1528 miniata, jfozi? deep crimson, beautiful 1 

+RIGIDELLA, a pretty plant of the Tigridia 

family, requiring the same cultural treat- , 

1529 immaculata, intense scarlet, 3 ft 1 

§SANGUINARIA, a pretty little plant. 

1530 canadensis, white, h ft o 

§SAXIFRAGA, a beautiful border plant. 

1531 granulata flore-pleno, double white, 1 ft. , 

per doz. , 2^£d. o 

fSCHIZOSTYLIS. W would be difficult to over- 
estimate the value and beauty of this com- 
paratively new plant for the decoration of 
the conservatory, or for filling jardinets, or 
as a cut flower. Throughout the autumn 
and winter months it produces freely its 
dwarf spikes of beautiful scarlet gladiolus- 
like flowers. In summer it should be planted 
out, and in autumn lifted and potted. 

1532 coccinea, 1 ft., per doz., y. 6d o 

1533 In pots, gd., is. 6d. } -and 2s. 6d. each. 
§SPIR.£A. S. japonica is one of the most lasting, 

useful, and charming plants for the deco- 
ration of the conservatory and sitting- 
room, during the spring months : its 
elegant leaves and great profusion of pure 
white fragrant flowers, which are produced 
in large branched heads, make it con- 
spicuous whether on the dinner-table or in 
the conservatory. As a cut' flower it is 
valuable for all classes of bouquets. S. pal- 
mata is a recently-introduced red form of 
the above, and has been hailed with great 
satisfaction as an important addition to our 
in-door and hardy plants. 

1534 japonica, strong clumps, specially pre- 

pared for forcing, 15/ per doz. 1 

1535 ,, smaller, ditto, ... 10/6 per doz. 1 

1536 palmata, red, very beautiful {new). 5/6 & 7. 
+STRUMARIA, an exceedingly pretty little plant, 

very effective in pots. 



S3PR U MARIA — con t inued. each—*, d. 

1537 crispa, beautiful crimped pink flowers ... i o 

1538 filifolia, white, streaked pink i 6 

JTHLADIANTHA, a fine hardy climber. 

l/"^" 1539 dubia, golden yellow o 9 

^TIGRIDIA, It may be questioned if there is 
an orchid that will equal in beauty the 
flower of the Tigridia, or elicit so much un- 
qualified admiration. Planted in spring, 
\* the roots grow fraely in Any light soil. 
1540 canaTieryk^^lLxu/faotted scarlet, 1 ft. 

T 1541 conchiflo"r^^^^^^ tied scarlet, 1 ft., 

^~1542 ccelestis, blue, 1 ft., perdoz., 5.?. 6d. ... o 6 
',1543 pavonia, scarlet and orange, 1 ft., per 

100, iar. 6d. ; per doz., 2s o 3 

fl544 speciosa, dark scarlet and orange, 1 ft. 

per doz., 3^. 6d o 4 

+TRICH0NEMA, charming little plants for pot 

✓T545 Bulbocodium, putple lilac, I ft o 9 

1546 Celsi, h 2 f t 1 o 

•^T.547 Columnae, blue, very pretty, ^ it 1 o 

1^548 ramiflorum, purple, very handsome, J ft. 1 o 
1549 speciosum, carmine, very fine, 5 ft 1 o 

^TRILLIUM (the Wood Lily). A plant of great 
beauty for moist and shady situations, such 
as the north sides of rockwork, rooteries, 
Rhododendron beds, and semi-wild situa- 
tions. As a pot plant it may be forced, and 
is very pretty in bouquets. 

J.550 atropurpureum, dark purple, 15 ft 2 6 

1^1551 grandiflorum, pure white, 1^ ft 1 o 

§TRITELEIA, a charming dwarf winter and 
. . spring flowering plant ; its delicate porcelain- 
shaded flowers when seen in a mass, as an 
edging or in a bed, produce an effect 
quite unique. We had it, in the open 
ground, in bloom before Christmas, 1868, 
and it continued blooming till May, 1869. 
For the spring garden it may be associated 
with other colours, such as the dark purple 
or yellow pansy, the red or pink daisy, and 
with any other of the dwarf-growing spring 
flowers, as the Dog's-Tooth Violet, Scilla 
sibirica, etc. Cultivated several in a pot, 
it is very effective, and emits a delicate fra- 

1552 alliacea, nc7v, vefjfrpretty. 1 o 

T 1553 uniflora, wh ifc jKa da dfj^rccla in , h ft., 

1554 In pots, for thecoinse^awr}-, is., is. 6d., 

and 2s. 6d 

"TRITOMA, a plant of noble aspect, for distant 
effect and shrubbery borders, when well 
cultivated throwing up majestic flower stems 
3 to 7 feet in height, crowned with densely- 
flowered spikes of bloom 15 to 24 inches 

1555 glaucescens, rich scarlet, in flower during 

Aug., Sept., and Oct., per doz., ioj-. 6d. 

and 15s is. and 1 6 

1556 grandis, bright scarlet, taller, later, and 

more noble in aspect than Glaucescens, 

is. 6d. and 2 6 
TR0P.E0LUM, slender, graceful, and of rapid 
growth ; exquisitely beautiful are tricolo- 
rum, Jaratti, and azureum for pots, globes, 
and trellis-work in the greenhouse, and 

34 [Barr and Sugden, 1872. 

TROP^OLUM — continued. each— s. 

speciosum, pentaphyllum, and polyphyllum 

in the open ground. 

H1557 azureum, blue 3J. 6d. to 5 

||1558 Jaratti, scarlet, yellow, and black. ..1/6 & 2 

*1559 pentaphyllum, scarlet and green 1 

;1 1560 polyphyllum, golden yellow 3 

*1561 speciosum, scarlet (roots, not bulbs) 2 

||1562 tricolorum, scarlet, yellow, and black, 

is. 6d. to 2 

*1563 tuberosum, yellow and red 1 

HTUBEROSES ; the flowers resemble the much- 
prized Stephanotis ; they are, however, much 
more fragrant, and being perfectly double 
they are more generally useful. If planted 
in succession, commencing 1st January, and 
continuing till 1st June, a supply of cut 
flowers may be had from May to November. 
They should be started in bottom-heat, in 
succession, from January to May, to secure 
bloom from May to December. One or more 
roots may be grown in a pot. The roots are 
not ready to send out till middlf of December. 
Treatment adopted bythe f rower$'fof Covent 
Garden. — Pot singly in 5 or 6-inch pots, 
and plunge in tan or any other gentle bot- 
tom heat, and withhold water till the foliage 
appears, then give it freely, and when the 
flower buds appear, remove to a cool 
house. The bulbs intended for succession 
are kept on a dry shelf. 

1564 double Italian, per doz. , 3^. 6d. 

1565 ,, ,, extra strong roots, per 
doz., $s. 6d. 

1566 double American, these are much sought 
after by the growers for Covent Garden 
Market, per doz. , 6s. 

]|VALL0TA, a splendid conservatory or sitting- 
room plant of the easiest culture. 

1567 purpurea (Scarboro' Lily), bright scarlet, 

per dozen, 18s 2 

+WACHENDCRFIA, curious and interesting bo- 
tanical plants 

1568 brcxifolia, curious grey colour, with yellow 

eye, 1 ft o 

1569 thvrsiflora, purple, 1 ft o 

• WATSONIA, truly beautiful, deserving more 

attention ihay has beefl ^bestowed upon this 
genus °tty}?/yp a 9f) fffify require the same 
culturarWe^tnLyfiHis fW/Gladioli. 

1570 angustifolia, lively pink, per doz. 2s. 6d. o 

1571 Blucher, crimsonland white, beautiful ... o 

1572 chilea, fine i ■ o 

1573 humilis, beautiful light crimson o 

1574 marginata, delicate rose, exquisite o 

1575 mariana, purple crimson o 

1576 speciosa, fine o 

1577 mixed varieties, 15J. p. 100, 2s. 6d. p. doz. 
ZEP H YRANTHES , charming alike in pots or in 

groups in the flower border. Candida, 
rosea, and sulphurea throw up their pretty 
blossoms in August and September, and 
are charming features in the conservatory or 
select flower garden. 

"T578 Atamasco, white, tinged rose 1 

§1579 Candida, silvery white, perdoz., 35. 6d. o 
§1580 ,, major, white tinged rose, per 

doz., 4?. 6d. o 

i',1581 rosea, beautiful rose o 

||1582 sulphurea, pale yellow o 



The phrase, Spring Flower Garden, is " familiar to our ears as household words," and to realize its charms 
requires none of the paraphernalia so necessarily adjunct to the Summer Flower Garden. All the plants and 
bulbs required for producing an effect in Spring — far surpassing in variety of tint, diversity of form, and bril- 
liancy of colour, the subjects used in the summer garden— are perfectly hardy, so that as soon as the cold weather 
sets in and the exotics have been removed in-doors, the beds and borders require simply to be forked up and 
manured, and furnished as taste or fancy may suggest. Bulbs, such as Hyacinths, Narcissus, Tulips, Crocus, 
^Snowdrops, Winter Aconites, Triteleias, Ranunculus, Anemones, Crown Imperials and Scillas, all have their 
telaces. Besides these there is a perfect galaxy of beauty to be realized from combinations of the following 
nWering plants — Alyssum, Arabis, Aubrietia, Cliveden double daisies — pink, red, and white ; Cliveden blue and 
whrie Forget-Me-Nots, and the charming Myosotis dissitiflora which blooms in February and continues till May ; 

Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 


the Cliveden Pansies — blue, purple, yellow, white, and porcelain ; Polyanthus, Phlox subulata and Subulata alba, 
with their sheet of rose and pure white flowers resting on their mossy carpet of green foliage, the double white Pink, 
and Pearce's blush Pink ; Primroses and the Viola Cornuta Perfection, and Imperial Blue Perfection ; also the 
white Viola Cornuta can be highly recommended, and Viola lutea and major ; the single Wallflower and the double 
German Wallflower for back rows or for beds. Of annuals there are many of beauty the most striking ; and, 
when sown in autumn, the effect realized after the plants have stood the winter can only be fairly estimated by 
those who have cultivated them for maintaining and perpetuating the succession of a spring display. A Spring 
Garden means flowers, weather permitting, from Christmas to June, and any one possessing a garden need have 
no difficulty in having all this with the plants named. Of annuals we may mention a few : Agrostemma, Calan- 
drinia speciosa, red and white ; Campanula pentagonia, lilac and white ; Candytuft, Clarkia, Collinsia, Godetia 
tenella, Lasthenia, Hymenoxis, Leptosiphon, Linaria, Lupinus nanus, Nemophila, Oxyura, Platystemon, Sapo- 
naria, Silene pendula and pseudo-atocion, Viscaria, Whitlavia, etc. Sow in September as early as possible out 
of doors, or later on in the season in cold frames, and plant out in spring. Amongst ornamental foliage plants 
for the Spring Garden we may mention the Golden Feather I^yrethrum, with foliage in spring as bright in colour 
as Californian gold ; Ajuga, with its mulberry leaves, Arabis albida fol. variegatis, with its white variegation, 
Veronica incana, with its neat silvery foliage, Aubrietia variegata with its white variegation, Cerastium tomento- 
sum with its silvery grey foliage, the golden blotched Daisy, the Stachys lanata with its large white foliage ; and 
then, as edgings for permanent work, Euonymus radicans argenteo-variegatus, and the gold-margined Thyme, — 
Thymus citriodorus aureus marginatus. 

Fifty charged at the rate per 100, a less quantity at the rate per dozen ; any quantity under half-a-dozen will be 

charged a little higher than by the dozen. 


1583 50 Perpetual Yellow Pansies, 50 do. Beautiful Blue Pansies, 50 do. Rich Purple Pansies, 50 Mixed Poly- 

anthus, 100 white Daisies, 100 Red Daisies, 200 Rich Blue Forget-Me-Xot, and 100 Pink Silene, 

^5 $s. Half the above quantity, 55J. ; Quarter the above quantity, 28^. ; One-eighth the above 
quantity, i$s. 


1584 100 Pansies, assorted colours ; 100 Daisies, do. ; 200 Forget-Me-Xot, do. ; 100 Silene, do. ; 50 Arabis ; 25 

Polyanthus, mixed ; 26 Violas, assorted ; 50 Alyssum, and 50 Aubrietia, £5 $s. Half the above 
quantity, 55J. ; Quarter the above quantity, 28J. ; One-eighth the above quantity, 15s. 

per 100. perdoz. 

Special quotations for large quantities. «. d. s. d. 

1585 Adonis vernalis, b right yellow, large anemone-like flowers 50 o ... 7 6 

1586 Ajuga reptans atropurpurea the fine mulberry-foliage of this plant is very effective in 

winter 30 o ... 4 6 

1587 Alyssum saxatile, beautiful yellow, very profuse flowering 25 o ... 4 o 

1588 „ „ compactum, bright yellow, dwarf and compact '. 25 o ... 4 o 

1589 Anemone apennina, rich blue, exceedingly beautiful and very early 18 o ... "2" 6- 

1590 Antennaria tomentosa [the Snow Plant of Battersea Park), a charming silvery foliaged 

plant, for edgings, rockwork, covering mounds, etc. {in pots 6s. per dozen), 15/, 21/, & 30 o ... 4 6 

1591 Arabis albida, snowy white, an effective companion to the yellow Alyssum 21 o ... 3 o 

1592 ,, ,, foL variegatis, leaves rich green and white, beautifully variegated 25 o ... 3 6 

1593 Aubrietia Gracaea, purple In carrying out fancy designs in the Spring Pioneer Garden ( 6 © 

1594 „ grandiflora, purple, Kthese charming pla?its are indispensable, andcqually valuable-^ 6 o 

1595 „ „ fol. variegata ) are they for filing small beds, rockwork, &c. I 9 o 

1596 Auricula, fine mixed border varieties ... 8 o 

1597 Cerastium tomentosum, the prettiest and neatest of silvery foliaged plants 21 o ... 3 o 

1598 „ Biebersteinii, beautiful silvery foliage, somewhat larger than 1597 25 o ... 4 o 

1599 Cheiranthus alpinus, a clear yellow dense-flowering dwarf plant, producing a matchless 

effect in the Spring flower Garden 40 o ... 6 o 

1600 „ Marshalli, a beautiful rich yellow profuse-flowering dwarf plant 7 6 

1601 Daisy, large Cliveden pink \ For edqing, ribbons, filling up geometrical figures or ( 21 o ... 3 o 

1602 „ „ red K devices of any kind, the Daisy is one of the most useful < 21 o ... 3 o 

1603 „ "White J plants in Spring gardening (21 o ... 3 o 

1604 ,, aucubsefolia, leaves green, b lotched gold, very beautiful in Spring 6 o 

1605 Euonymus radicans argenteo-variegatus, white and green foliage, a charming plant 

for permanent edgings each gd. and is. ; per dozen, 6s., and 9 o 

1506 Forget-Me-Not, iCliveden blue, Myosotis sylvatica, the most valuable of all plants for 

producing a mass of colour in the spring flower garden 10 6 ... 1 6 

1607 Forget-Me-Not, Cliveden white, Myosotis sylvatica alba, a fine contrast to the blue variety 10 6 ... 1 6 

1608 Forget-Me-Not, Cliveden rose, Myosotis sylvatica rosea, a charming addition and a fine 

associate to the white and blue variety 10 6 ... 1 6 

1609 Forget-Me-Not, Myosotis dissitiflora or montana, a charming species ; more dwarf than 

sylvatica, with larger flowers, neater habit, and, in its tout ensemble, may be con- 
sidered the aristocrat of the Forgct-Me-Xot family. For the early spring garden 
it is invaluable, flowering, if the weather permit, in February, and continuing 

throughout the spring 25 o ... 3 6 

1610 Golden Thyme, Thymus citriodorus aureus marginatus. In small beds this plant is quite 

unique. As a permanent edging it is most beautiful, and as single plants in the 

flower border it is charming 40 o ... 6 o- 

The four Grasses undernamed, arranged either as a contrast to each other in a grass bed, or as edgings to 
flower beds, produce an effect quite unique. With the first flowers of Spring the Golden-leaved Grass makes its 
young growth ; the others follow in succession. In the Summer Flower Garden the Silver-leaved Grass, associated 
with blue Lobelia, produces one of the chastest and most beautiful effects imaginable. 

1611 Grass, golden-leaved, Alopecm us pratensis aureus variegatus 30 o ... 4 6 

1612 „ silver-leaved, Dactylis glomerata elegantissima 25 o ... 3 6 

1613 „ blue-leaved, Fespuca glauca 40 o ... 6 o 

1614 „ green, Festuca viridis 40 o ... 6 o 

1615 Hepatica, blue, clumps, 1/6, 2/6, and 3/6 each ) A favourite, it is most effective j plants 42 o ... 6 o 

1616 „ red, clumps, 1/6, 2/6, and 3/6 each ) when grown in masses. \ „ 42 o ... 6 o 

1617 Honesty, purple, forms an effective back row in a mixed or ribbon border 25 o ... 3 6 


0 . 

■• 4 



0 .. 

.. 4 




•• 4 



0 . 

•• 4 



0 . 

... 4 



0 . 

• • 4 



0 . 

•• 4 



0 . 

.. 6 






0 . 

•• 4 




•• 4 



0 . 

•• 4 


.. 10 



0 . 

•• 4 


■• 4 


.. 6 



0 . 

•• 4 



0 . 

.. 4 



0 . 

•• 4 



0 . 

•• 5 



0 . 

• • 5 


36 [Zfa/v- and Sugden, 1872. 

per 100. per doz. 

*. «*. «. d. 

1613 Ibeiis sempervirens, ) These dwarf evergreen perennials produce dense sheets j 40 o ... 6 o 

1619 „ Corrsefolia, pure white ) of pure white flowers in Spring ( 7 6 

1620 Litliospermiim prostratuni, the most intense Gentian blue ; a plant of the highest order of 

beauty and of great value in permanent beds, borders, and on rockwork, contintiing 

densely covered with its glowing rich coloured flowers for months in succession, 30/ to 42 o ... 6 o 

The Pansies enumerated below flower from March till October, a?id are as effective in the Summer months as 
they are in Spring, provided they are attended to. 

1621 Pansy, Cliveden light blue perpetual flowering, the soft clear blue of this variety 

makes it one of the most valuable 

1622 Pansy, Cliveden purple perpetual flowering, very rich purple, forming a fine contrast 

associated with the blue, the yellow, and the white 30 

1623 Pansy, Cliveden white perpetual flowering, a fine pure white 

1624 Pansy, Cliveden white porcelain-shaded perpetual flowering. This fine variety 

blooms at a lower temperature than any other, throwing its large bold flowers well 
above the foliage 

1625 Pansy, Cliveden yellow perpetual flowering. A good yellow is a great desideratum 

in the Spring and Summer Flower Garden, and this Pansy, with its massive golden 
yellow flowers, is as decorative in Summer as it is in Spring 30 

1626 Pansy, Cliveden black, the pure black of this variety forms a fine contrast in the flower 

garden 30 

1627 Pansy, Cliveden Magpie, purple, blotched with pure while, very attractive 

1628 Pansy, Imperial blue perpetual flowering ; an exceedingly beautiful variety, with 

rich blue flowers of great value in Spring 

1629 Pansy, Cloth of Gold, rich golden yellow 30 

1630 Pansy, Garibaldi, orange-yellow and puce 30 

1631 Pansy, Hector, rich velvety maroon, purple centre 30 

1632 Pansy, Queen of Scots, rich ptirple-bluc "30 

,1633 Pansy, Sunshine, golden yellow, margined orange-red, very distinct and beautiful .., 

1634 Pansy, White Swan, white, shaded and margined rose-pink, very beautiful ' 30 

1635 Pansy, Dean's white bedder (new), very profuse bloomer .' 

1636 Pansy, Bedfont yellow, pure yellow : 

1637 Pansy, Purity, white, marked violet-purple 

1638 Phlox SUbulata (frondosa) ( These charming dwarf Phloxes are extre?nely effective i?i~\ 

1639 „ ,, alba (Nelsoni) | beds or as edgings. In the spring flower garden they form] 

1640 ,, Perennial, very choice -| quite a sheet of bloom, which is finely set off by a carpet \ 

varieties, 9/ to 15/ of rich mossy green foliage. Subulata is a rich rose-purple, \ 
per dozen {and alba a pure white, so that the two form a fine contrast J 

1641 Pink, Cliveden double pure white ... ( The white and blush pinks are very effective in 

1642 „ Pearce's Covent Garden blush ) spring, forming 'a fine contrast to each other, 

1643 ,, named varieties, 6/ and 9/ per \ in long marginal lines, beds, or ribbons; 

dozen V height, 6 inches 

1644 Polyanthus, very fine mixed varieties ( For filling beds, forming edgings or groups in "\ 21 o ... 3 o 

1645 „ very choice mixed varieties... \ mixedfiower borders, the Polyanthus &■ Prim- j 40 o ... 60 

1646 „ Early Admirable, rich crimson -I rose have always held a prominent position. ^40 o ... 6 o 

1647 Primrose, single fine mixed | They are early in bloom, and continue 30 o ... 46 

1648 „ double varieties, each 0/9 to 1/6 { flowering till the hot weather sets in. J 

1649 Pyrethrum Golden Feather, more beautiful in the spring flower garden than it is in the 

summer, the foliage being intensely golden 25 o ... 3 6 

1650 Tchihatchewi, the new Lawn Pyrethrum, an invaluable plant for covering 

dry banks and situations where grass gets burnt up in summer 30 o ... 4 6 

1651 „ double varieties. These are amongst our most beautiful of border plants, 

and, to cut for vases, they are invaluable ; each, is. to Iff. 6d. ; per 
dozen, 9/, 12/, and 15/. 

1652 Rocket, double white [These are amongst our oldest and most favourite Spring ( 10 6 

1653 „ double purple \ flowers \ 7 6 

1654 Saponaria Calabrica, pink or white 12 6 ... 2 o 

1655 Silene, Cliveden pink (S. pendula), for ribbons and filling flower beds 10 6 ... 1 6 

1656 ,, Cliveden white (S. pendula alba) „ ,, ,, 10 6 ... 1 6 

1657 Stachys lanata, a large ^Vzw-j-foliaged plant, fine as edgings to large beds and borders... 15 o ... 2 6 
1657^ Veronica incana, a fine compact grey-foliaged plant, admirable for edgings 30 o ... 4 6 

The Violas, like the Pansies, are amongst the most reliable and effective of Spring and Summer flowers, being 

extremely hardy, and very profuse bloomers. 

1658 Viola cornuta, Purple Queen 

1659 ,, ,, Seed, is. per packet. 

1660 „ „ Mauve Queen 

1661 ,, „ Seed, is. per packet. 

1662 ,, „ alba, pure white, one of the most effective of white flowers 

1663 „ „ „ ,, Seed, is, and 2s. 6d. per packet. 

1664 ,, ,, Perfection, rich blue-purple, very effective and beautiful 

1665 ,, lutea gran/Cflora, /z*>r yellow 

1666 „ „ „ Seed, is. and 2s. 6d. per packet. 

1667 ,, „ major, rich yellow, the largest, the purest yellow, and the most continuous 

bloomer of spring and summer-flowering plants 42 o ... 6 o 

1668 Blue Perfection, a very valuable continuous blooming rich blue variety 30 o ... 4 6 

Plant the Violas tolerably thick, to insure a compact and continuous mass of bloom. 

1669 Wallflower, single dark red ; for ribbons, the back row of borders, and for beds 25 o ... 4 o 

1670 ,, single new golden yellow; for ribbons, the back row of borders, and beds... 30 o ... 4 6 


These are universal favourites, and cannot be dispensed with in any garden, however small ; their delicious 
and gratefully fragrant flowers are produced with so much profusion, that they may be gathered almost daily 
throughout the winter and spring months. Devoniensis, King of Violets, Neapolitan, and Scotch, are in bloom 
■throughout the whole year. The Czar cannot be too highly recommended for its large flowers. 


0 .. 

• 4 



0 . 

• 4 



0 . 

•• 4 



0 . 

- 4 



0 . 

•• 4 


Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 


Violets — continued. 
Arborea (Tree Viol^j 

f/^blur, each, gd. 
jible white, each, gd. 
Brandyana, dark purple striped whit^and pink, each, is. 
Crimean, fine, gd. 

Devoniensis, dark purple, large flowers, each, gd. 
King of Violets, dark indigo-blue, very large double 

flowers, each, gd. 
Maria Louise, lavender-blue, white centre, perpetual 

bloomer (new), each, ix. 
Neapolitan, lavender - blue, large double flowers, 

each, gd. 

Odorata pendula, from New York, azure blue, flowers 
large and very double (new), each, is. 6d. 

Queen of Violets, white shaded blush, very large and 
double, each, gd. 

Rubra plena, pale red, double, each, gd. 

,, simplex, red, single, each, gd. 
Russian, double blue, each, gd. 
,, single blue, each, gd. 
giant blue, each, gd. 
Suavis, pale lavender, large flowers, each, gd. 
Scotch, dark purple, large double flowers, each, gd. 
Striata obliqua, purple and white, each, gd. 
The Czar, dark purple, very large flowers, each, gd. 
The London, fine, gd. 
White, double, each, gd. 

,, ,, compacta, each, gd. 

,, single, each, gd. 
One each of the collection, 15.1. 


Less quantities than 50 of a sort will be charged a 

per 100 *. 

Admiral Dundas, large 5 

Alpine, red or white 3 

Aromatica (new), fruit large, 
glossy red, with an agree- 
able aroma resembling that 

of the A Ipine Strawberry. .. 10 

Belle de Paris, large, late ... 5 

Bicton Pine, white, large ... 5 

Black Bess, large 3 

Black Prince, early 3 

British Queen 5 

per 100 s. d. 

Formosa, dark fruit, hand- 
some 5 6 

Frogmore late Pine 7 6 

Goliath 3 6 

Grove End Scarlet 3 6 

Haquin, vety late 3 6 

Hautbois Royal 5 6 

Hautbois (Myatts) 3 6 

James Veitch, superior flavour 10 6 

John Powell, very distinct ... 5 6 

Keen's Seedling, early 3 6 

La Chalonnaise, full size ... 5 6 

Le Constant 5 6 

Cockscomb, large 7 6 

Comte de Paris, large 3 6 v ^ 

Dr. Hogg, very la rge .V 5 6 ' 'Le^n defit. •Lannier,^/*^ r.. 5. 6 

Eclipse, early >.' ^3: -6 I Lucas" Za&pr ^ 6 

Eleanor, very late 5 

Eliza (Rivers), early 3 

Elton Pine, late 3 

Empress Eugenie, early 5 

Fairy Queen, recommended... 5 
Filbert Pine, extra fine 

7 6 


Marg\ierite, forces well... .:> T . 

Mr. Radcliffe, excellent ...... 

Ne plus ultra, dark fruit ... 
Newton Seedling, wry prolific 

Oscar, large a?id firm 

Premier, great cropper 

little higher. 

per roo 

President, great cropper 

Prince Arthur, fine 

Prince Charlie, late 

Prince of Wales, early 

Princess Alice Maud, early... 

Princess Dagmar.^yo^ quality 

Princess of Wales, early 


Royalty, pale crimson, hand- 
some fruit. 1st class certifi- 
cate from Fruit Committee 

Sabreur, dark crimson 

Scarlet Pine, prolific 

Sir C. Napier 

Sir Harry .! , 

Sir Joseph Paxton, extra 

Srirling€astle\ a useful variety 

The Amateur, fine flavour... 

Vicomtesse Hericaut deThury, 
heavy cropper 

Wonderful, heavy cropper ... 

5 6 
3 & 


One yof the latest and most interesting features which have been developed in gardening is the Sub-Alpine 
aspect, wherever such can be introduced. Mounds are thrown up and planted with an Alpine vegetation, and, where 
possible receding, giving various heights and depressions, such as are to be found in natural landscapes — a kind 
of semi-wild Alpine garden where every tint of Alpine foliage and every variety of Alpine flower may be associated 
as in nature, while up the pseudo-mountain-side some of our pigmy firs can be planted ; and, in the summer-time, 
Echeveria metallica, arborea, and arborea purpurea, and yother^' sr^ch^Ti^si^e-lf aved plants, and the whole of the 
intervening spaces covered with hardy Alpines which 'remain uninjured during our severest winters. As the 
verdure graduates, so the distant peaks may be capped with the silvery-foliaged Antennaria tomentosa, which, 
during the summer and winter months, at a distance, looks as if the summits were covered with snow. The more 
Antennaria is exposed the whiter and more beautiful it is. Those who may not have seen works of art in this 
way would do well to visit Battersea Park, undoubtedly the finest public ornamental garden in Europe. There, 
has been cradled, nurtured, and developed the finest features of our leaf-gardens. 

s. d. 

1671 200 in 200 species 120/, 140, and 160 o 

1672 too in 100 60/, 70/, and 80 o 

1673 100 in 50 ,, 50/, 60/, and 70 o 

30/, and 40 o 

1675 50 in 25 species 25/, 30/, and 35 

1676 25 in 25 ,, T2/6, 15/. and 21 

1677 12 in 12 ,, 6/, 9/, and 12 

1674 50 in 50 

1678 Antennaria tomentosa (the Snow Plant), 100/ per 1000 ; 15/ per 100 ; 3/6 per dozen. In pots, 6/ per 

dozen. This is one of the indispensable plants in all classes of Alpine work. 
1S79 Senrpervxvum montanum (the Mountain house-leek), 7/6, 10/6, and 15/ per 100 ; 2/6 and 3/6 per dozen. 

1680 „ Californicum (the Californian house-leek), 10/6, 15/, 21/, and 25/ per 100 ; 3/6, 4/6, and 

6/ per dozen. 

1681 „ tictonim (the English house-leek), 10/, 15/, and 20/ per 100 ; 2/6 and 3/6 per dozen. 

1682 Lithospermum prostratum, the most intense blue flower in cultivation, 50/ per 100 ; 9/ per dozen. 

iSSf 2 * We have quoted the above plants in quantity at a cheap rate ; they should be used largely in all Alpine 
work. As edgings to beds, Sempervivum californicum and montanum are matchless for neatness and beauty. 
Tictorum, if the brood is removed, becomes a plant of massive and beautiful proportions ; we have seen it 
Lithospermum is matchless in its intensity of colour, and Antennaria for its silver foliage. 

nine inches in diameter. 


The progress of Horticulture as exhibited in Window Gardening is very pleasing. Turn where you will, in 
town or in country, there is a healthy rivalry in the maintaining of a floral display at the parlour, dining-room, or 
drawing-room window, and this is not surprising as there is in the tending of plants a softening and refining in- 
fluence which no other pursuit seems capable of imparting to the mind. But Horticulture is one of tho^e subjects 
whose length and breadth is the universe. Every country of the world pours in annually its offering. ATen with 
their lives in their hands scale the most dizzy heights to secure additions to our choice Alpine gems ; and they 
traverse the virgin forest with only the trail of the native savage for their guide, and risk their health in the 
malarious districts of Africa, and their lives in the wilds of North America, and for what ? Not for gold, verily, 


[Barr and Sugden, 1872. 

but for the pleasure which is derived by ardent minds in collecting and bringing from their obscurity those lovely 
flowers that hitherto were — 

" born to bloom unseen 
And waste their sweetness in the desert air." 

These Window Gardens embrace so wide a range of subject that an ordinary bay window such as is represented 
in our woodcuts can be made to accommodate 200 or more species. Each in its season is a source of interest, and 
developes its own peculiar beauty; so that a window arranged as our illustration represents will afford daily plea- 
sure throughout the entire year. There is the Autumn tint, the Winter green, the freshness and variety of Spring, 
with the flowers of Summer. Thus, in this horticultural microcosm is exhibited the "great dial of the year," 
whereon — 

"The seasons pass and strike the quarters." 

The illustration of our new Window Garden represents Alpine plants, such as the Achillea, Ajuga, Alyssum, 
Androsace, Antennaria, Arabis, Arenaria, Armeria, Artemisia, Arum, Aster, Aubrietia, Bellium, Calystegia, Cam- 
panula, Cerastium, Cheiranthus, Dianthus, Draba, Erinus, Gypsophila, Hepatica, Iberis, Iris, Linaria, Lysi- 
machia, Myosotis, Opuntia, Oxalis, dwarf Phlox, Saponaria, Saxifraga, Sedum, Sempervivum, Echeveria, Silene, 
Statice, Thalictrum, Thymus, Veronica, Vinca, etc. While to these can be added of bulbous plants, Sternbergia 
lutea, with its large yellow Crocus-like flowers ; Zephyranthes Candida, with its silvery white blossoms, and for 
spring blooming the intense biue Scilla Sibirica, the Spring Snowflake, the Snowdrop, the Crocus, the miniature 
Hyacinth, the Narcissus Bulbocodium and Nanus, the Bulbocodium vernum, the dwarf early single Tulips, and 
many other bulbous plants will contribute their charms. Here within a limited space is a garden with representatives 
from every temperate clime. The invalid who can only be moved in a chair can tend this garden, while those 
who are much confined in-doors have only to turn their eyes to the window to enjoy the refreshing influence of 
their Window Garden. To children it is a rare treat. The aspect is homely, the subjects are chaste, many of 
them peculiar in form, and in diversity matchless ; so that to all, whether young, middle-aged, or old, these con- 
gregations of plants have a charm which is known only to those who have made such collections. In their culture 
there is an absence of all difficulty, the great bugbear to the uninitiated, the question of soils, of situations, of 
aspects, and the thousand and one things to be attended to, which are a stumbling-block to some, and an 
excuse to others, for not being surrounded with the most humanizing and elevating of all material pleasures. The 
Window Gardens, planted as they appear in our illustration simply require to be kept free from weeds and 
attended to with water. This done there is no limit to their duration. The first cost is the investment, the daily 
pleasure is the interest. 


The construction is of the simplest possible character, so that any one can make such a structure, or have 
it made by an ordinary carpenter. We use yellow deal the width we wish the Window Garden to be. At the back 
is a strip of wood three inches in height, which can be higher or lower according to taste, and scalloped or plain. The 
front is ornamented as represented in the illustration, the structure resting upon blocks so as to raise it a quarter 
of an inch above the sill of the window, and with holes in the bottom for drainage. A compost is used of soi. 
consisting of two-thirds road-scrapings, one-third loam, and if convenient an addition of leaf soil perfectly decayed. 
The soil is then elevated so as to be highest in the centre, or it may be worked into mounds. Into this may be 
introduced a few stones, or a few shells, but care should be taken that these are not made conspicuous. Then 
the plants should be arranged so that, looking from the window or from the outside, the effect is equally good. 
Between the scallops in the front a trailer should be inserted, and a Sempervivum to form a rosette between the 
scallops, or a little bit of rock with a Sedum or Saxifrage growing over it. When shells are introduced, we prefer 
| a Sempervivum growing out of them, such as Montanum, or the Cobweb house-leek. Intermingling with those 

Barr and Sugdcn, 1872.J 


low-growing plants associate Iberis, and variegated Polemonium, and any other plants which give a little 
elevation. For the summer, a few of the Mexican Cacti might be introduced with great effect, and when removed 
in the autumn, their place occupied with spring flowering plants, such as the Myosotis dissitiflora, etc. 

Collections of Plants suitable for forming Window Gardens. 

*. d. 

1683 200 in 200 species 120/, 140/, and 160 o 

1684 100 in 100 , 60/, 70/, and 80 o 

1685 100 in 50 ,, 50/, 60/, and 70 o 

1686 50 in 50 ,, 3°/ to 4° o 

1687 50 in 25 species 25/, 30/, and 35 

1688 25 in 2_ 

1689 12 in 12 

12/6, 15/, 
6/, 9/. 


On account of their compact and exceedingly neat habit, the Sempervivums are admirably adapted. We 
have seen the most charming designs carried out with S. californicum, the panels filled in with close compact, 
growing plants, such as Antennaria, Alternanthera, and other varieties of Sempervivums, etc.; while the silvery- 
leaved House-leek (Sempervivum glaucum) has become as indispensable in flower garden arrangements as the 
Geranium or the Calceolaria : it requires the most ordinary protection of a cold frame. Californicum is perfectly 
hardy, and may remain in its designs summer and winter. Sempervivum montanum forms charming rosettes, 
while the Cobweb sempervivum (S. arachnoideum) is valuable for small designs, etc. 

1690 Echevaria secunda glauca (the silvery House-leek) per 100, 40s. .^os., and 6oj\ ; *. d. 

per dozen, 6s., gs., and 12 0 

1691 Echeveria metallica, r/, 1/6, 2/, 2/6 each and upwards, according to size; per doz. 9/, 12/, 18/ & upwards. 

1692 Echeverias, other species and varieties, 3/6 each and upwards. 

1693 Saxifraga per 100, 63s. ; per dozen, 6s., gs., and 12 o 

1694 Sedum (Stonecrop) per 100, 63s. ; per dozen, 6s., gs., and 12 o 

1695 Sempervivums per 100, 80s. ; per dozen, ox, 12s., 18s., and 24 o 

1696 Sempervivum californicum, for symmetrical designs invaluable. We can offer this plant by the 

iooo, price on application; per 100, ioj\ 6d., 15^., 21^., 25^., and upwards; per dozen, 4s. 6d., 6s., & 9 o 

1697 Antennaria tomentosa, the Snow Plant of Battersea Park, we can offer by the 1000 ; per 100, 

ioj. 6d., 15J., 21J., and 25*. ; per dozen, 2s. 6d., 3J. 6d., and 4s. 6d. In pots, 6s. per dozen. 


*• A b. d. 

1698 100 in 100 varieties 63^., 705-., and 84 o 1701 50 in 50 varieties 355-. and 40 o 

1699 100 in 50 ,, 60s. and 70 o 1702 25 in 25 ,, i 5 j-. and 21 o 

1700 100 in 25 ,, 50^. and 60 o 1703 12 in 12 ,, 6s., gs., and 12 o 


•• d - 8. d. 

1704 100 in 100 varieties 63s., 70J., and 84 o I 1707 50 m 50 varieties 35*. and 40 o 

1705 100 in 50 ,, 60s. and 70 o | 1708 2511125 ,, 15^ and 21 o 

1706 100 in 25 ,, SOS. and 60 o | 1709 12 in 12 , 6s., gs., and 12 o 

1710 Assorted or one kind, gs. and 12^. per dozen. 


1711 Choice Named Varieties per dozen, 12s. and 15s. Fine ditto, 6s. and 9 o 


1712 Choice Named Varieties per dozen, 12s. and 15s: Fine ditto, 6s. and 9 o 


1713 Choice Named Varieties per dozen, gs. and 12s. Fine ditto, 6s. and 7 6 

gif For cut flowers, Carnations, Picotees, and Pinks are invaluable, and ought to be extensively cultivated. 

tn our Spring Seed Catalogue we offer seeds of these which produce about two-thirds double. 


Hardy British and Exotic Varieties, 15^., i8j., 24s, and 30-5-. per dozen. 
In-door varieties, for Plant Cases, etc., i8j., 24s-., and 30.$-. per dozen. 

PALMS, for Hall and Drav/ing-Room Decoration. 

We are continually having consignments of these from the Continent. Prices range from js. 6d., 10s. 6d., 
12s. 6d., 15-r., 17s. 6d., 21s., and upwards, according to size and variety. These, with a great variety of other 
Foliage Plants, we have generally at our Warehouse. 


1714 Assorted per dozen, 24?., 30 s., and 42 o 


1715 Assorted per dozen, i8j\, 24;., 30^, and 4*2 o 


1716 Assorted per dozen, 18 r., 24s-., and 30 o 


1717 Dwarf varieties per dozen, 12s., i$s., and 18 o 

1718 Standard ,, per dozen, 21s., and 30 o 

1719 Climbing ,, per dozen, 12s., 15^., and 18 o 


1720 Assorted per dozen, i8j., 24s-., 30-$-., and 42 o 


1721 Acer negundo variegatum (the white variegated Maple), the most strikingly effective variegated plant we 

possess for shrubbery borders, where it forms one of the most pleasing reliefs it is possible to imagine. 
Dwarfs, each, is. 6d. to 3^. 6d. ; Standards, each, 3s. 6d. to 5$-. 6d. 

1722 Aucuba japonica mascula, the new male Japanese Aucuba, each, 2s. 6d., 3s. 6d., and 5*. 6d. 

1723 Aucuba japonica femina, the berry-bearing Aucuba, each, 2s. 6d., 3s. 6d., and s s - 6d. 

1724 Ivies, English, Irish, Algerian, and variegated, all sizes, each, is. 6d., 2s. 6d., and 3s. 6d. A few very- 

large Irish Ivies ; price on application. 

1725 Thalictrum minus, a beautiful border plant, resembling the Maiden Hair Fern, each, gd. 


\Barr and Sugden, 1872. 


Mixed Flower Borders, Woodland Walks, and to cut for filling Vases, etc. 

Daffodils, Narcissus ; including the large double yel- 
low, the large single yellow, the Pseudo-Narcissus, 
Butter-and-Eggs, the single white sweet scented, 
the double white sweet scented, the large Single 
Jonquil, and other varieties. In mixtures, 40/ per 
1,000, 4/6 per 100. Or in separate varieties, 50/ 
per 1,000, 5/6 per 100. 

Scillas, the Wood Hyacifith, in varieties, 30/ per 
1,000, 4/ per 100. 

German Iris, including blue, white, bronze, and yel- 
low, in mixture, 25/ per 100, 3/6 per dozen. 

Variegated-leaved Iris, 30/ to 40/ per 100, 5/ to 6/ 
per dozen. 

English and Spanish Bulbous Iris, mixed, 30/ per 

1,000, 4/6 per 100. 
Crown Imperials, in mixture, 30/ per 100, 4/ per 


Lilies, Lilium, varieties in mixture, 30/ per 100, 4/ per 

Gladioli, in mixture, 40/ per 1,000, 5/ per 100. 
Colchicum, 7/6 per 100. 

Crocus, in mixture, 14/6 per 1,000, 1/6 per 100. 
Tulips, double and single, in mixture, 40/ per 1,000, 

5/ per 100. 
Snowdrops, 21/ per 1,000, 2/6 per 100. 
Bulbccodium, 10/6 per 100, 1/6 per dozen. 
Anemones, double and single, 30/ per 1,000, 4/ per 


Muscaris, including the Feather Hyacinth, the Starch 
Hyacinth, and the Grape Hyacinth, 40/ per 1,000, 
5/ per 100. 

Ranunculus, in mixture, 20/ per 1,000, 2/6 per 100. 
Alliums, in mixture, 7/6 per 100. 
Ornithogalums, 5/6 per 100. 
Fumary, 7/6 per 100. 

Hepatica.s, double red, and single blue, clumps, 1/6 

and 2/6 ; plants, 30/ per 100. 
Blue Gentian, 30/ per 100. 

Perennial Phloxes, fine varieties in mixture, 25/ per 
100, 3/6 per dozen. 

Dwarf Phloxes, subulata, subulata alba, and vcrna, 
in mixture, 25/ per 100, 3/6 per dozen. 

Iberis, 30/ per 100, 4/6 per dozen. 

Polyanthus, 20/ per 100, 3/ per dozen. 

Forget-Me-Nots, blue and white, 50/ per 1,000, 7/6 
per 100. 

Sweet Scented Violets, 25/ to 40/ per 100, 4/6 to 6/ 

per dozen. 

Pansies and Violas, in mixture, 20/ per 100, 2/6 per 

Lithospermum prostratum, 30/ to 40/ per 100, 4/6 to 

6/ per dozen. 

Grasses, gold-leaved, silver-leaved, and blue-leaved, in 

mixture, 25/ per 100, 3/6 per dozen. 
Aubrietia, 30/ per 100, 4/6 per dozen. 
Daisies, in mixed colours, 15/ per 100, 2/6 per dozen. 
Pinks, double white and double blush, early flowering, 

mixed, 20/ per 100, 3/6 per dozen. 
Stachys lanata, 15/ per 100, 2/6 per dozen. 
Liatris spicata, 30/ per 100, 5/6 per dozen. 
Spirea Japonica, 25/ per 100, 4/ per dozen. 
Hemerocallis, 30/ per 100, 4/6 per dozen. 
Christmas Roses, to/6 per dozen. 
Gunnera scabra, 1/ to 2/6 each. 
Gurmera manicata, 2/6 and 3/6 each. 
Asphodelus, 10/6 per dozen. 
Arums, 5/6 per dozen. 
Anthericums, 7/6 per dozen. 

Wallflowers, blood-red, 20/ per roo, 3/6 per dozen. 
"Wallflowers, golden yellow, 25/ per 100, 4/ per 

Lilies of the Valley, 20/ to 40/ per 1,000, 3/6 to 5/ 
per 100. 

Alyssum yellow, 20/ per ioo, 3/6 per dozen. 
Arabis, 10/6 per 100, 2/ per dozen. 
Veronica incana, 25/ per 100, 4/ per dozen. 
Cheiranthus Alpinus, 30/ per 100, 4/6 per dozen. 
Tritoma glaucescens, 10/6 per dozen. 
Winter Aconites, 27/ per 1,000, 2/6 per dozen. 

HERBACEOUS PLANTS, assorted, 20/ to 30/ per 1,000. 
ALPINE AND ROCK PLANTS, assorted, in pots, 30/ to 50/ per 100. 

Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Currants, Cobnuts, Filberts, Figs, Gooseberries, Medlars, Mulberries, Nectarines, 
Pears, Plums, Peaches, Quinces, Raspberries, and Walnuts, all first-class, Standards, Pyramids, Bushes, and 
in pots. 

VINES IN POTS. — Healthy First-Class Varieties. 

Medium Strong, and Extra Strong Canes, 7/6, 10/6, 12/6, to 15/ each. 
Orders for Vines should be sent in early, as the demand is always greater than the supply. 
We do not publish a list of plants, but if any of our customers will send us a list of the sorts they are in want 
of, stating size, etc., we shall be happy to attach prices to it. 


Fine Horticultural Copper Wire, very superior and cheaper than Metallic Wire, is. and 2s. 6d. per bundle. 
Metallic Wire, is., is. 2d., is. 4d., and is. 6d. per lb. 

The Horticultural Garden Wooden Labels, Painted: Sold in boxes of 100, including Solid Marking 
Ink Pencil. No. 9 contains, in addition, a hank of Copper Wire : — No. 1, 35 inches long, is. ; No. 2, 4f 
do. do., is. 3d.; No. 3, 52 do. do., is. 6d. ; No. 4, 6§ do. do., 2s. ; No. 5, j\ do. do., 2s. 6d. ; No. 6, o£ 
do. do., 3s. ; No. 7, 11 do. do., 4s. ; No. 8, 16 do. do., 6s. ; No. 9, 3^ do. do., for suspending, is. 6d. 
Boxes containing 50 labels, 8d., iod., is., is. 4d., is. 6d., 2s., 2s. 6d., 3s. 6d., and 4s. 

Negretti and Zambra's Garden Thermometers, 3s. 6d. to 21s. 

The London Horticultural Wooden Flower Sticks, in bundles of 100, per bundle, 12 inch is. 6d., 18 
inch 2s., 24 inch 3s., 30 inch 3s. 6d., 36 inch 4s., 42 inch 5s. 6d., 48 inch 6s. 6d., 54 inch 7s. 6d., 60 inch 
8s. 6d. ; painted,, is., is. 6d., and 2s. extra, according to length. 

Strong Garden Gloves, is. 6d. to 2s. 6d. per pair ; Gentlemen's, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. 

Ladies' Gauntlet Garden Gloves, 2s., 2s. 6d., and 3s. 6d. per pair. 

Wolff's Solid Marking Garden Pencils, Red, Blue, or Black, 4d. each ; extra strong, 8d. 

Japanese Bass for Tying. — Being soft, it is suitable for tying the most delicate specimen plants ; and being 
very strong, equally adapted for general use. 2s. and 3s. per lb. ; specimen bundles, 6d. and is. 

Archangel Mats, best quality, 24s. r^er dozen. 

St. Petersburgh Mats of very good quality, 15s., 21s., and 24s. per dozen. 

Frigi Domo Netting. — Manufactured from hair and wool ; a perfect non-conductor ; keeps a fixed temperature 

where it is applied. 2, 3, and 4 yards wide ; is. 2d. per square yard. 
Brittain's Garden Netting. — This is a valuable material for protecting fruit-trees from frost, and it can also 

be used for shading purposes. No. 1, 10 yards long, 55 inches wide, per piece, 6s. 6d. ; this is manufactured 

with cotton and wool. No. 2, 10 yards long, 55 inches wide, 7s. 6d. ditto ; this is all wool. No. 3, 10 yards 

Jong, 55 inches wide, 9s. ditto ; all wool, and heavier than No. 2. 

Barr and Sttgdcn 1872.] 41 





The mechanism of our No. 1 portable Garden Engine is simple, but of the highest order. It works easily, 
possessing all the advantages and embracing the latest improvements in Garden Engines. It will throw a con- 
tinuous stream of water 40 feet, being the greatest distance which has yet been attained by this class of Engine, so 
that the maximum of work may be obtained with the minimum of labour. The Engine will draw water through 
a £-inch suction-hose from a distance of 60 feet, so that with the end of the pipe placed in a well, pond, or 
stream, a large quantity of water may soon be distributed over the garden, or used for extinguishing fires in 
dwelling-houses or farmyards. The value of this Engine can hardly be over-estimated for washing fruit-trees, 



standard roses, syringing the conservatory, and cleansing windows. On hop-farms it will be of great service for 
cleansing the hops, or syringing them with tobacco-water. We have added a stuffing-box to prevent the escape 
of water at the handle, and have placed the waste-pipe on the off-side, so that the operator may work a whole 
day without wetting himself— a matter of considerable importance. An angle-joint, similar to that used in con- 
nection with our Syringe, can be applied for syringing plants from beneath, or in other positions not in a straight 
line from the operator. The Engine is supplied, at the price quoted, with a |-inch two-feet suction hose and 
strainer, and a discharge-pipe of the same diameter and length, including a jet and two roses. We may 
remark that the Engine, from its superior fittings and workmanship, does not readily get out of repair, and when 
it does so it is very easily put into working order again. Price 50J. Extra hose, is. 2d. per foot run. 

The construction of this Engine is in all respects the same as No. 1 , but with a shorter piston and smaller 
barrel. It will throw a continuous stream of water 30 feet, and is worked with great ease. To lady hardeners 
and amateurs it is a boon. Price 43J. 

The Selby Flower Gatherer. 

It would be impossible to say too much in favour of 
the Selby Flower Gatherer. In its construction, the 
spring guide follows the action of the scissors, and 
thereby infallibly secures hold of what the scissors 
cut. 5/6 each. 

The Selby FruIt Gatherer. 

In all respects, the action of the Fruit and Flower 
Gatherers is the same. The Fruit Gatherer, as illus- 
trated above, is mounted on a four-foot wooden handle, 
and, as will be seen from the illustration, the action of 
the Fruit Gatherer is performed by means of a cord. 
10/6 each. 


\J3arr and Suqcicu, 1872. 






For superiority of action, strength, 
and finish, these high class Garden 
Syringes are without exception the best 
in the market. The bore of the barrel is 
perfectly true, which makes the action of 
the piston very easy. The packing is 
finished in a very superior manner, and 
this secures the full complement of water 
being drawn into the barrel, while the 
stuffing-box prevents its escape at the 
handle, and the correct boring of the rose 
ensures a perfectly even discharge. Thus, 
with these Syringes the maximum of work 
can be accomplished with the minimum 
of manual labour. All the Syringes can 
be fitted with the Angle-joint, as shown 
in No. 1, so that even a lady, in syringing 
her fern-case or miniature conservator)', 
can enjoy the full advantages of this mode 
of washing the plants from beneath, or 
in any other way where the Angle-joint 
is necessary. 


As illustrated and described above, with 1 Jet and 2 Roses, with Ball Valve:. 

No. 1, Garden Syringe 18 inches long, diameter ik inches 21/ ; if with angle-joint, 7/6 extra. 

No. 2, Garden Syringe 15 ,, ,, ij , 15/ ,, ,, 7/ 

No. 3, Gentlemen's Syringe 15 ,, ,, ,, 1 , 12/6 ,, ,, 6/6 ,, 

No. 4, Ladies' Syringe 13A ,, ,, 1 10/ ,, ,, 6/ 

No. 5, Fern Case Syringe... 7 ,, ,, with one rose only 5/6 ,, 4/6 „ 


A good strong useful Syringe which can be recommended, with 1 Jet and 1 Rose, with Ball Valve. 

No. 6, Garden Syringe 18 in. long, dia. ih in. 15/ I No. 8, Gentlemen's Syringe 14 in. long, dia. 1 in. 9/ 

No. 7, Garden Syringe 14 ,, ,, i| ,, 11/ | No. 9, Ladies' Syringe iz\ ,, ,, 1 ,,5/6 

The Paxton Nail Bag, 10/6. 

No. 10. 
No. 11. 
No. 12. 
No. 13. 
No. 14- 
No. 15. 

5> x 
^ x 

No. 16. ..16/ 

v6 per 1000 
6/6 ,, 

ci/ „ 
.13/' 6 •> 


/8 per 100 

/9 M 

/10 „ 

1/3 H 
1/6 „ 


Medicated Shreds.— These are made from web- 
bing of various widths, and coated over with a compo- 
sition which is objectionable to insects ; so that while 
the preparation preserves the fabric, it prevents insects 
harbouring about the trees. The illustration gives the 
sizes and widths of the different shreds. 

MIGATOR.— Those who dislike the dis- 
agreeable process of fumigating houses 
in the ordinary way will find the Paxton 
Eumigator to be all they could desire. It 
is simple and efficacious. The nozzle, 
cylinder, and inner gratings are cast in 
brass, and will stand any reasonable 
amount of beat; the bellows are strong 
and well made. The operator baa simply 
to insert the nozzle through a small 
opening, and gently work the bellows 
till he has tilled the house with smoke. When fumigating a single plant, screw on the brass tube to the nozzle, and by that 
means scorching the foliage will be avoided. 12s. 6d. each. 

Burr and Sugden, 187 2.] 






It would be impossible to over-estimate the importance and usefulness of these frames to amateurs and ladies 
ondof gardening, whose glass accommodation is limited. Every amateur knows how difficult it is to raise delicate 
or hard seeds, and to strike a supply of cuttings for the flower garden, if a suitable hot-house is not possessed. 
To meet this want, many heated cases have from time to time been introduced, but they were either too compli- 
cated or too troublesome. Consequently they were soon discarded. 

We have made simplicity the characteristic feature of our case, being manufactured of galvanized iron, 
japanned green, and placed on a stand. It has a water tank, a hot-air chamber, and a lamp, but none of these 
are observable when the case is at work. The lamp simply requires trimming night and morning, and re- 
plenishing with oil ; this is done by one of our boys. We use the best Colza oil. To give an idea of the value 
we put upon these cases ourselves, we test the growth of nearly all our seeds in them, although we have a forcing- 
house specially for that purpose ; but we find the cases do the work far better, especially with such delicate seeds as 
Primula, Calceolaria, etc. , and such hard seeds as Acacia, Canna, etc. We have had these cases in continual 
operation since their introduction in the spring of 1869, and we have never experienced any unpleasant smell from 
the lamps, nor have had any difficulty with them. If the wick is properly trimmed, the deposit over the lamp 
is exceedingly trifling, and from time to time should be removed with a duster. Those who have a greenhouse will 
rind it a good place for the case, where it will answer all the purposes of a forcing-house ; and for those who have 
not, the sitting-room or any spare room will do. Invalids will find it a source of untiring interest if they love 

The Illustration A represents the case best suited for raising seeds and striking cuttings ; B is the style of 
case, from its greater depth, best adapted for keeping plants in during winter. Seeds may also be raised in it and 
cuttings struck, but not so successfully as in the more shallow case A. They are manufactured in three 
sizes. They can be packed to travel to any part of the country safely. We may just mention that the leading 
gardening papers have spoken most favourably of these cases. Space forbids our quoting their remarks, or the 
numerous testimonials we hold regarding them. We may add that they have had the approval of some of our 
best horticulturists, so that in offering these cases we'feel we are advancing the science of horticulture. 

A. For Raising Seeds and Striking Cuttings. 
No. 1 


No. 3 

23 in. by 17 in., 

Feet, 84/. 
29 in. by 20 in., 

Feet, 92/. 
35 in. by 23 in., 

Feet, 98/. 

on Stand, 90/ ; on Dwarf 
on Stand, 98/ ; on Dwarf 
on Stand, 105/5 on Dwarf 

B. For Preserving Delicate Plants during Whiter. 
No. 4. 23 in. by 17 in., on Stand, 90/ ; on Dwarf 
Feet, 84/. 

No. 5. 29 in. by 20 in., on Stand, 98/ ; on Dwarf 

Feet, 92/. 
No. 6. 35 in, by 23 in. 

Feet, 08/. 

on Stand, 105/ ; on Dwari 

To Barr's elegant Albert Cases the same heating principle can be applied, and as they are of various 
sizes, to accommodate large and small window recesses, they constitute an elegant conservatory in th9 

Pfersdorff's French Patent Perforated Tlbe 
Watering-Pots, for watering seed beds, etc. Each < 6, 
8/6, and 10/6. 

Tubes to fit any watering-can supplied separately, 
1/ to 2/6, according to size and diameter. 

Brehaut's Pruning Scissors, largest size, 5/ 
,, Orchard-house,, medium size, 4/6 
,, Rose ,, smallest size, 4/ 

It'would hardly be possible to over-estimate 
the value of Mr. Brehaut's scissors. They are 
light, and do their work better than any English 
or French scissors which have yet been intro- 
duced ; cutting as clean as a knife, and the curve 
in the blades prevents the possibility of cutting 
more than is intended. To the amateur they 
are invaluable, while to the gardener they are a 
necessity. They are of various sizes, and we 
recommend the Rose Scissors to ladies, being 
the lightest, 


\Barr and t>u%dcii t 1872. 


No. 1, 2/ ; No. 2, 3/6 ; No. 3, 3/ ; No. 4, 3/ ; No. 5, 3/ ; No. 6, 3/ ; No. 7, 3/ ; No. 8, 3/ ; No. 9, 3/6 ; No. 10, 
3/ ; No. 12, 3/6 ; No. 13, 4/ ; No. 14, 4/; No. 15, 3/6; No. 16, 4/ ; No. 17, 4/6 ; No. 18, 3/6 ; No. 19, 
4/6 ; No. 20, 3/ ; No. 21, 3/6; No. 22, 3/. 

Saynor's Pruning Scissors 3/ I Saynor's Vine Scissors 3/6 

,, Ladies' Pruning Scissors 3/6 | ,, Flower Gatherers, 6 in. 3/6, 7 in 4/6 

Saynor's Propagating Scissors, 3/. 

Rustic Terra Cotta Brackets, like the illustra- 
tion, also with Stag's Heads, etc., 2/6, 4/6, 7/6 
10/6, 12/6, 15/6, 17/6, and 21/. 

Barr's Window Conservatory, 
160/ and upwards, 

Ladies' Watering Cans, with Brass Roses to 
screw on, 4/6, 5/6, and 6/6. With additional finer rose, 
1/6 each extra. These cans we strongly recommend. 
The brass rose is fitted on as in the case of an ordinary 
syringe, and easily taken off and cleaned. 

Barr and Sugden, 1872.] 45 

When these Jardinets are required filled with bulbs, it is desirable that the orders should be sent as early in 
the season as possible, as they travel so much better before the plants have made any top growth. When received, 
if convenient, they should be placed in a cold frame till they have made some growth, before being placed in 
the conservatory or sitting-room window Sufficient water should be given to keep the preparation in which 
the bulbs are planted always moist. 

The Ne Plus Ultra Drawing-Room Jardinet. 

In sizes, 3/6, 4/6, 5/6, 8/6, and 12/6. 
If filled with Hyacinths and other bulbs, or Hyacinths 

alone, 7/6, 10/6, 12/6, 21/, and 30/ 

Prince of Wales Circular Terraced Drawing-Room 
Jardinet, 15/6 ; filled with assorted bulbs, 35/ to 42/. 
The Prince of Wales Jardinets are equally elegant 
planted with ferns. Smaller size with two terraces, 
7/6 ; filled with assorted bulbs, 15/ to 21/. 

Wedgewood Flower Pots, in 
Blue and Mauve, the most ele- 
gant flower pot ever introduced. 
6/6, 8/6, 12/6, 17/6, 30/, & 42/. 

Paxton Drawing-Room Hanging Bas- 
kets, with zinc lining and drainage font, 
10 in., 10/6 ; 12 in., 15/ ; 15 in., 21/. If 
filled with suitable plants or bulbs, 21/, 
30/, 42/, to 50/. 

The New Etruscan Hya- 
cinth Pot, exceedingly ele- 
gant and chaste, equally 
adapted for the drawing- 
room, sitting-room, and 
dress conservatory. Each 
2/6. Flower-pots in the 
same ware, each, 2/6, 3/, 
and 3/6. 

46 [Parr and Sngden, 1872. 

Yeates' Strong Metallic Conservatory, Fernerv, and Garden Labels. — No. r, for pots or borders, 

per ioo, 4/; Nos. 2 and 3, ditto, 3/6; No. 4, ditto, 3/ ; No. 15, ditto, 2/ ; No. 5, for suspending, per 100, 3/ ; 
Nos. 6 and 13, ditto, 2/6 ; Nos. 7 and 14, ditto, 2/. For 1/ extra, the above are supplied in boxes, with suitable 

quill pens, metallic ink, etc. 

Maw's ImperishableTerra 
Cotta Plant Markers 
maybe written on with a hard 
pencil or they maybe painted 
upon. The permanency and 
conspicuousness of the mark- 
ing would be considerably 
increased if a slight coat of 
white paint was spread over 
the surface, as is the case 
when wooden labels are 
written upon. — Per 100. No. 
r, 3^ in., 1/6 ; No. 2, 4^ in., 
2/ ; No. 3, 5i in., 2/6 ; No, 
4, 6 in., 3/6; No, 5, 7 in., 
4/6 ; No. 6, 8 in. , 5/6 ; No. 
7, 3/ ; No. 8, 1/6; No. 9, 
5/6 j No. 10, 4/6 ; Nos. i r 
and 12, 6/6 and 15/ ; Nos. 
13 and 14, 4/6 and 6/. 

Bark's Portable Transmission Japanned 
Tin Cut Flower Cases, in compartments. 

No. it 14 in. by 10 in., 2 compartments, 25/ ; extra 
strong, 30/. 

No. 2. 18 in. by 13 in., 3 compartments, 30/ ; extra 
strong, 36/. 

No. 3. 23 in. by 16 in., 4 compartments, 42/ ; extra 
strong, 47/. 

Barr's Portable Transmission Japanned 
Tin Bouquet Case. An important introduction, 
which will meet a want greatly felt for conveying Bou- 
quets safely, by hand or by rail. Sold in Sets of 
Three, 7 in., 8 in., and 9 in., for 21/, or separately, 
7/, 8/, and 9/. 

Since introducing the above, we have considerably 
improved it, so that the woodcut does not fairly repre- 
sent the shape. 

Encaustic Tile Window Box, 7/6 per 
foot run and upwards, according to the 
quality of the tile. Encaustic Tile Mig- 
nonette Box, 6/6 per foot run and upwards.