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ASTERS 

i American Branching 
'2 Farquhars Giant Comet 

3 Reony-Flowered Perfection 

4 Improved Victoria 

plants 

SEE PAGE 120 

SEEDS 

SEE PAGE 56 / 



FARQUHAR'S SEED STORE, 

6 & 7 SOUTH MARKET STREET, BOSTON. 





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AR&CQ. 

SEEDS. BULBS & PLANTS. 




BOSTON, JANUARY, 1905. 



Seeds Post-Paid by Mail. We send seeds free 
of postage to any part of the United States, at ounce 
or packet prices. All heavy seeds, such as peas, 
beans, corn, clover, roots, tubers, etc., we do not 
send free, as such are quoted at net prices at our 
store. If these are desired by mail, purchasers 
should remit an additional sum for postage, at the 
rate of eight cents per pound, or fifteen cents per 
quart. 

Postage on Seeds to Canada. We send flower 
seeds at packet prices, free of postage, to any 
post-office in Canada. On seeds by weight or meas- 
ure, and Vegetable Seeds in packets, the postage is 
sixteen cents per pound, which the purchaser should 
remit. 

Prices and Terms. The prices quoted are those 
ruling at this date, and are subject to fluctuation 
without notice; they do not include transit except 
where so stated. Our terms of payment are net 
cash. 

Quotations with samples will be cheerfully given 
for such variable articles as Grass and Clover Seeds. 

Liberal Premium on Seeds in Packets. When 
the order is accompanied by the money, purchasers 
of seeds in packets at catalogue prices may select 
25 cents' worth extra packets for each $1.00 
sent. Thus, any one enclosing $1.00 may order 
seeds in packets amounting to $1.25. Two 
dollars sent us with the order will pay for seeds IN 
packets amounting to $2.50, and so on. This offer 
does not include seeds in collections, by weight or 
measure, bulbs, plants, or anything excepting seeds 
in packets. 

Seeds by Weight and Measure. Except where 
otherwise priced, one-fourth bushel will be sold at 
bushel rates; one-half pound at pound rates. The 
smallest quantity of seeds we weigh is 10 cents' value, 
but $-cen\. packets of almost all common varieties can 
be had. 

Bags and Packing. No charge for boxes or 
packing, nor for delivery to Freight Depots or Ex- 
press Offices. Two Bushel Cotton Bags only we 
charge for at 20 cents each, and if returned in good 
condition free of expense, they will be credited as 
charged. 

Name and Address. We frequently receive 
orders without the name of the sender or with in- 
sufficient address. Customers should be particular 
to give the full Name, Post-Office, County, and 
State, number of street or P. O. Box, and the 
nearest Express Office. 

NON-WARRANTY.— R. & J. Farquhar & Co. give 
no warranty, express or implied, as to description, 
quality, productiveness, or any other matter of any 
seeds, bulbs, or plants they send out, and they will 
not be in any way responsible for the crop. If the 
purchaser does not accept the goods on these terms, 
they are at once to be returned. 




INDEX, PAGE 160. 




Farquhars Reliable Vegetable Seeds 

ARTICHOKE. 

LARGE GREEN GLOBE. 

A most delicious vegetable, which will become 
more popular when better known. The large 
Green Globe variety is of better quality and gives 
more edible part than the common sort. The 
edible part is the undeveloped flower head, which 
may be eaten raw or used as a salad. Plants set 
out in April or May 3 ft. X3 ft. will produce heads 
in July and continue to do so until the end of Octo- 
ber. It will only produce a partial crop the first 
season, but being a perennial, will remain in bear- 
ing for years in the same bed. As soon as the head 
is taken off, the stalk should be cut down close to 
the main stock or root. Succeeds best in a very 
rich, light, moist soil. Should have protection in 
winter in our northern climate. 

Plants, .20 each ; $2.00 per dozen. 
Seeds, .10 pkt.; .35 oz.; $3.50 per lb. 

Large Globe or Paris. The best of all Arti- 
chokes; .15 pkt.; .75 oz. 

Jerusalem Artichoke. (Helianthus tuber- 
osus.) Cultivated for its tubers; .20 qt.; qt. by 
mail, .35; $1.00 peck. 

Artichoke, Large Green Globe. 

ASPARAGUS. {Spargel.) 

This is one of our most delicious vegetables, anc 
when proper care is taken in making the beds and 
setting the plants, they will continue productive foi 
many years. 

Culture. The permanent bed should be 
trenched or ploughed very deeply, and well ma- 
nured with rich, thoroughly decayed manure, 
Wide drills should then be made three feet apart, 
and deep enough to admit of the top of the plants 
being covered six inches. Plants two years old 
may be purchased in spring, or may be produced 
from seed sown in drills one inch deep and a foot 
apart. Set the plants eighteen inches apart in the 
rows, carefully spreading out and separating the 
roots. For the sake of convenience, one drill 1 
should be made at a time, and the planting and 
covering completed before another is commenced. 
In November the plants should have their annual 
top dressing of manure after the stalks have been 
cleared away. The dressing should be forked in as 
soon as the ground can be worked in spring, and 
the bed neatly raked. One ounce of seed sows sixty 
feet of drill. 

Pkt. Oz. M lb. Lbo 

Conover's Colossal. A standard sort; early; large, and very prolific 05 .10 .25 $0.75 

Columbian Mammoth White. Stalks clear white; large; distinct 05 .10 .30 1.00 

ASPARAGUS ROOTS. — April delivery. 

Conover's Colossal Two years, per 100, $1.00; per 1,000, $7.00 

Columbian Mammoth White " " 1.25 " 7.50 

BEANS, ENGLISH. {Faba.) 

Plant six inches deep as early in spring as the ground can be worked. The rows should be three feet apart and 
the seed deposited four inches apart in the rows. ~p\a. Qt. y ok Pk 
Broad Windsor. The best variety ; very hardy ; height three feet 10 .30 $1.00 $i.y4 

Copyright, 1904, by R. & J. Farquhab & Co. 




Asparagus. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



BEANS, DWARF OR BUSH. {Busch-Bohnen.) 

WAX-PODDED VARIETIES. 




These succeed well in almost any 
well-worked soil. Plant when the weather 
has become warm, in drills two to three 
feet apart according to the richness of 
the soil. Cover the seed about two 
inches. For succession plant every two 
weeks from the tirst of Slay till August. 
Hoe often, but never when the vines are 
wet, as the pods would become discol- 
ored. One quart of seed is sufficient 
for one hundred fett of drill, tivo 'bushels 
for one acre in drills. 

Packets of all varieties of Beans at 
10 cents each, postpaid. If larger quan- 
tities are wanted by mail, add at the rate 



of 8 cents per pint and I 
quart extra for postage. 



cents 



per 



Pint. Qt. Peck. Bash. 



Improved Gold- 
en Wax. A 
distinct and 
most valuable 
sort, which has 
proved entirely 
free from spot 
or rust. It is 
early, a hardy 
and robust 
grower; re- 
mark ably 

*S productive, 

tender, and 
fine. Pods near- 
ly straight and 
flat .... 
Valentine Wax. 
Earliest Wax 
Bean in cultiva- 
tion ; with long, 
round, yellow 
pods, thick and 
fleshy. An im- 
mense yielder . 
Currie's Rust- 
proof Bl\ck 
Wax. Very 
early and productive, remarkably free from blight and rust; pods long, flat, tender, and of 

fine quality • • 

Wardwell's Kidney Wax. Very long, tender pods; straight and very handsome. Vines 

large, vigorous, and productive 

Round Pod Kidney Wax. A new round-podded Bean of extra fine quality and no string. 
Rust proof, very meaty pods, 6 to 7 inches long. Vine dwarf, spreading, and very produc- 
tive. Pods exceedingly beautiful and uniformly perfect 

White Wax. Vines small and erect ; pods rather short, flat, white, and fleshy 

Improved Prolific Black Wax. Early round-podded variety; productive and tender . . 
Pencil Pod Black Wax. An extra fine Bean, slender, round, no string, pods average 6 in. 

long 

Davis' Kidney Wax. An early, very productive sort, with long, straight, white waxy pods 
of excellent flavor, and tender; the hardiest wax-podded bush bean. The pods are brittle, 

crisp, and tender in their young state 

Yusemite Mammoth Wax. Very long, thick pods; flavor delicious; plant late 

Jones' Stringless White Seed Round Pod Wax. It is nearly a week earlier than any 
strain of Black Wax, the pods forming very quickly and are long, perfectly round, and 
exceptionally solid, of a delicate light yellow color, perfectly stringless at all stages of 
growth. When ripe the seeds are white, medium, round, and plump. For the home garden 
use two seeds in a hill, 10 to 12 inches between the hills, rows 18 to 24 inches apart . . . 
Golden-Eye Wax. One of the best, usually grows entirelv free from rust. Vines vigorous; 
hardy and prolific. Pods long, straight, flat, an I coarse, but handsome 



.25 .40 $2.25 5^.oo 



.25 .50 2.50 8.50 



Round Pod Kidney Wax Bean. 



.25 .40 
.30 .50 



2.00 7.5c 



3.00 



.40 



.25 .40 
.25 .40 

.25 .50 



.25 .50 
,25 .40 



.30 .50 
.25 .40 



2.25 8.00 

2.25 

2.25 8.00 

2.50 8.50 



2.50 8.50 
2.50 



3.00 

2.25 7.5O 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



BEANS, DWARF ; Green-Podded. 

Packets of all varieties at .10 each, postpaid. If larger quantities are wanted by mail 
add .08 per pint; .15 per quart extra for postage. 

Triumph of the Frames. The most desirable variety for forcing or general use. 
Earlier than any one of the old standard forcing varieties; very prolific and dwarf, pro- 
ducing an abundant crop of long, fine shaped beans, very tender and of delicious flavor. 

Pint, .50; qt., 75 
Ne Plus Ultra. An excellent sort for forcing; dwarf and compact 
inhabit; very productive. 

Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $1.75; bush., $6.00 
Bountiful. A prolific, flat, green-podded variety, of good quality; 
stringless; very tender. 

Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $1.75; bush., $6.00 
Longfellow. A new round-podded green variety. Pods 
average 6 inches long. An ideal Snap Bean, of good qual- 
ity and extra early. 

Pint, .25; qt., .40; peck, $2.25; bush., $8.00 
Stringless Green Pod. Very tender and crisp; quite string- 
less; one of the earliest and best. Vine vigorous, healthy, 
and very productive. 

Pint. .25; qt., .40; peck, $2.50; bush., $8.50 
Low's Early Champion. One of the best for snap or shell; 
very productive; large, green, flat pods. Vine strong, vigor- 
ous, and bushy. 

Pint, .15; qt., .30; peck, $1.75; bush., $5.50 
Early Mohawk. Early, hardy, and productive Snap Bean; 
pods long and flat. 

Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.25; bush., $4.50 

Early Yellow Six Weeks. Prolific and excellent; pods 

straight. Pint, .15; qt., .30; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00 




Stringless Green Pod Bean. 



Dwarf Horticultural. The best Shell 
Bean; very early; pods highly colored. 
Pint, .15; qt., .30; peck, $1.50; bush., 
$5.00 * 
Boston Favorite, or Goddard. Fine 
Shell Bean; pods large and numerous; 
plant thin. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, 
$1.25; bush., $4.75 
Improved Goddard. Vines large, branched, very erect, forming a 
large bush; pods large, long, flat; green when young, but as beans 
become fit for use are beautifully splashed and striped crimson; green 
beans very large, splashed with red, and of fine quality. 

Pint, .15; qt., .30; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00 
The Warren. Pods round, of good size; fine and tender. 

Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.25; bush., $4.50 
Early Valentine. One of the earliest and best snap sort; pods round. 

Pint, .15; qt., .30; peck, $1.75; bush., $5.50 
Dwarf Cranberry. A favorite Snap Bean; superior quality; reliable 
cropper. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00 

Refugee. Pods thick-fleshed; much used for pickling. 

Pint, .15; qt., 25; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00 
Extra Early Refugee. Two weeks earlier than Refugee. 

Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00 
Wonder of France. Very fine French Bean, with long tender pods, 
which retain their bright green color when cooked. 

Pint, .25; qt., .40; peck, $2.00; bush., $7.50 
Improved Yellow-Eye. One of the best varieties for baking; profit- 
able field crop. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.25; bush., $4.50 
Prolific Tree. A very productive small white baking bean; plant 
thin. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.25; bush., $4.00 




Improved Golden Wax Bean. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




LIMA BEANS. 



Lima Beans are 
usually grown in 
hills 3 or 4 feet apart 
each way, 5 or 6 
plants being left to 
each hill. Sow in a 
light, sandy soil, 
with warm expo- 
sure. The plants 
should become es- 
tablished as early as 
possible, as some of 
the fruit should set 
before the hottest 
weather. All the 
large sorts need a 
long season and con- 
tinuous growth. 

Burpee's Bush 
Lima. The only 
dwarf form of the 
true large Lima. 
Pods contain 3 to 5 
very large flat 
beans of excellent 
quality. Height 
about 20 inches, 
strong, erect 
growth, branching 
habit. Heavy crop- 
per. Pt., .20, post- 
paid, .2S; qt., .35, 
postpaid, .50; by 
express y 2 pk., 
$1.10; pk., $2.00; 
bush., $7.00. 

Henderson's 
Bu.'-h Lima. A 
dwarf form of the 
small early Sieva. 
Pods contain an 
average of 2 to 4 
beans of excellent 
flavor, either green 
shelled or dry. 
Vines average j8 
inches, w i 1 h o u t 
runners, but con- 
tinue to grow and 
set pods until fro-t. Pt., .20. postpaid .2^; qt., .35, postpaid, 
.50; by express, ^pk., $1.10; pk., $2.00; bush., $7.00. 

Dreer's Bush Lima, or Kumerle. An excellent large 
seeded sort about a week earlier than Burpee's. Pods are 
thick and contain large thick beans. Very hardy. Pt., .15, 
postpaid, .23; qt., .30, postpaid, 45; y 2 pk., $1.00; pk., $1.75. 

King of the Garden Pole Lima. The most popular of the 
pole varieties, on account of its large pods, which average 5 
to 7 inches and frequently contain 5 or 6 large beans of the 
most excellent quality and appearance. Vines very vigorous 
and productive. Pt., .25, postpaid, 33; qt., .40, postpaid, .55; 
/2 pk., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 

Siebert's Early Pole Lima. A very prolific strain. Pods 
of medium length containing an average of 3 to 4 large fleshy 
beans of immense size, tender and succulent. Pt., .20, post- 
paid, .2S; qt., .35, postpaid, .50; y 2 pk., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 

Sieva, or Small Pole Lima. Vines are vigorous and 
branching. Very early and productive-. Pods short, thin and 
curved. Beans kidney-shaped, 'mail, white. Continue bear, 
ing throughout the season. Pt.. .20, postpaid, .28; qt., .35, 
postpaid, .50; % pk., $1.00; pk., $1.75. 

Drker's Improved or Challenger Pole Lima. Pods 
average 3 to 4 inches, containing 3 to 5 large, thick, white 
beans of excellent quality. Later in maturing than the other 
large Linias, but a heavy cropper, until cut down by frost. 
Pt., .20, postpaid .2S; qt., .40, postpaid, .55; , x j pk., $1.10; 
pk., $2.00. 



Packets of all varieties of Lima 
Beans 10 cents each, postpaid. 



King of the Garden Pole Lima. 



R. & J. FARQUHAli & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



POLE BEANS, 



WE DELIVER FREE ANYWHERE IN 
THE UNITED STATES 

To any Post Office, Railroad Express Office or 
Station, at our option, 

ALL VEGETABLE AND FLOWER SEEDS 

By the packet, ounce, M lb., % !b., and pound. 

ALSO 

FLOWERING BULBS AT SINGLE AND DOZEN 
RATES AND BOOKS. 

If pints and quarts of Peas, Beans, and Corn are 
wanted, post or express paid, please remit extra at 
the rate of S cents per pint and 15 cents per quart. 



Golden Carmine. In this new strain we have a 
wonderfully robust grower, a week to ten days 
earlier than Worcester Horticultural Pole. In 
comparison, the pods are equally as large, string- 
less, bright golden color when very young. 
As the pods approach full size,' they are mottled 
and streaked with an unusually bright carmine 
color on the bright golden, which gives the pods 
(when ready for market) a strikingly beautiful 
and attractive appearance. This, together with 
its productiveness, will make it the most desir- 
able strain of this well-known and popular 
bean. Pint, .30; quart, .50; peck, $2.75. 
Worcester Pole. Very early and remarkably 
productive. The long, beautifully-colored pods, 
striped and splashed brilliant 
crimson, hang in rich clusters. 
As an early Shell Bean it is un- 
equalled for tenderness and deli- 
cious flavor. Pint, .20; quart, 
.35; peck, $2.00. 

Horticultural, or Speckled 
Cranberry. Similar in char- 
acter to Worcester Pole, but 
smaller in every way; pods short, 
broad, pale green, but becoming 
streaked with bright red. Pint, 
.20; quart, .30; peck, $1.75. 

Old Homestead. One of the best; 
pods green; extremely early and 
productive. Pint, .20; quart, 
.30; peck, $1.75. 

Arlington Red Cranberry. 
Large, tender, stringless pod; 
very productive. Pint, .20; quart, 
.30; peck, $1.75. 

Indian Chief, or Wax. Very tender stringless Pint. Qt. Peck, 
snap bean with yellow pods 25 .40 $2.50 

Mont d'Or, or Golden Butter. Early; yel- 
low pod six to eight inches long 

Lazy Wife. An excellent white bean of good 

quality; long green pods 20 .30 

Dreer's Golden Cluster. Pods golden, very 
long, broad and succulent; early and delicious. 

Dutch Caseknife. Early; productive; good 
for string or shell . 

White Runner. Productive, early and hardy . 

Scarlet Runner. Flavor excellent; very orna- 
mental; flowers dazzling scarlet 

Yard Long Pod. Pods often 30 to 36 inches 




.20 
.20 

.20 



o 



long; a curious and interesting variety 



2 pint, .25 



Golden Carmine Pole Bean. 



A new strain of horticultural pole of sterling- merit. 
Excels in earliness, quality, handsome appearance, 
and productiveness. 



PACKETS OF POLE BEANS 10 cents each, postpaid. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



BEET. {Rankel Rube.) 



A sowing for an early supply should be made as soon as the ground can be worked in spring, For main crop sow earlv in 
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May, and tor winter „ 

Thin out the plants to six inches apart 

drill ; six pounds to one acre. 




Crosby's Egyptian. 



Crosby's Egyptian. American grown seed from originator's 
choice stock seed. The earliest and best bunching beet. 
The name of this variety is misleading, as it resembles the 
Egyptian only in its extreme earliness, the sort being larger, 
lighter colored and nearer round than flat; one of the best 



tu^ r. m T. i j V 3 i — ».«» uiicni iiiliics «pan, ana cover tne seed one inch. 

Ine soil should be deeply manured and well cultivated. One ounce of seed to fifty feet of 

for early planting out of doors. It is a most excellent sort, 
reaching a usable size sooner than any other variety, but it is 
not as well suited for forcing in hot-beds or for transplanting 
as the Egyptian. Pkt., .05 ; oz., .10; # lb., .30; lb., $1.00. 

Improved Early Egyptian. Remarkably smooth and 
fine grain; dark, turnip-shaped; small top, small tap- 
root. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; % lb., .20; lb., .60. 

Arlington Favorite. In form, flavor, and color unsur- 
passed for main crop. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; V± lb., .2c;; 
lb., .75. >' 

Bastian's Early. Of quick and large growth; bright 
red color. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; % lb., .15; lb., .50. 

Early Bassano. Very early and tender; color light. 
Pkt., .05; oz., .10; % lb., .15; lb., .50. 

Detroit Dark Red Turnip. Its small upright growing tops 
early maturing, the splendid shape and color of the roots make 
it popular with everyone who plants it. Tops small, upright 
growing, so that the rows may be close together; leaf steins 
and veins dark red, blade green ; roots globular or ovoid ; pecu- 
liarly smooth; color of skin dark blood-red, flesh br.ght red, 
zoned with a lighter shade, very crisp, tender, and sweet, and 
remaining so for a long time. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; > 4 ' lb., .20: 
lb., .60. 

Edmand's Early Blood Turnip. Experience has shown this 
variety to be one of the very best sorts for general planting. 
Tops low, small, spreading; leaf stalks and ribs dark red; blacTe 
of leaf bright green, and having a markedly wavy edge, roots 
dark red, interior color purplish red, zoned with a lighter 
shade ; crisp, tender, sweet, and an excellent keeper. Pkt., .05 ; 




10; ^ lb., .20; lb., .60! 

Early Eclipse. 
Very early ; 
globe-shaped; 
flesh dark and 
tender. Pkt., 
.05; oz., .10; 
%lb., .20; lb., 
.60. 
Crimson 
Globe. Glob- 
ular shaped 
Beet, with 
smooth sur- 
face; flesh deep 
crimson, excel- 
lent quality. 
Pkt., .05; oz., 
10., 141b., .20; 
lb.* .60. 
Dewing's 
Early Blood 
Turnip. Good 
color; medium 
size; smooth 
and handsome. 
Sweet and pop- 
ular for main 
crop. Pkt., 
.05; oz., .10; 

n ib. ,.20; ib., 
.50. 

Long Smooth Blood. Excellent dark-fleshed 
late sort; stands drought well. Pkt., .05; oz., 




Edmand's Early Blood ^urnip. 



.10; Vi lb., .20; lb., .50. 
Perpetual Spinach. The 



leaves are 
." Pkt., 



delicious 
05; oz., 



Early Eclipse Beet. 



when cooked as ' l greens." 

.10; 14 lb., .25; lb., .75. 
Swiss Chard. Used as " greens 

used as Asparagus. Pkt., .05; 

.25; lb. .75. 
Beet for Greens. The small plants make deli 

cious greens. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 14 lb., .15; 

lb., .50. 
Dell's Black Leaved. Pkt., .05; oz., .15; 

1/4 lb., 35; lb., $1.25. 



" the leafstalks 
oz., 10; 14 'h., 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




MANGEL WURZEL. 

An invaluable crop for stock 
feeding. Highly relished by 
cattle, resulting in improved 
health and condition, increas- 
ing the yield of milch cows. 
Sow from April to June on 
well cultivated, deep, rich 
soil, in drills 24 to 30 inches 
apart. Six to 8 lbs. of seed 
are required per acre. Price 
of all varieties, .10 per oz.; 
.15 per % lb.; .35 per lb.; 10 
lbs. and upwards at .25 per 
lb. If by mad, add .08 per 
lb. extra for postage. 

MAMMOTH LONG RED. 

The largest and heaviest 
cropper of all the long red 
sorts. It grows well out of 
the ground, and is easily har- 
vested. Color blood red ; a 
most valuable and distinct va- 
riety, and very popular on ac- 
count of its nutritious and 
milk-producing qualities. Our 
seed is produced from the 
largest selected roots and is a 
most superior strain. 

GOLDEN TANKARD. 

A greater weight per acre 
may be obtained from this 
variety than all other lar^e 
growing sorts, being an excel- 
lent shape and of very neat 
habit. Elesh bright golden 
yellow, differing in this respect 
from all other varieties which 
cut white 




Mangel Wurzel. Golden Tankard. 
Rich in saccharine matter and feeding properties. 



YELLOW GLOBE. 
This variety 
has a very fine 
top and single 
tap root, adapt- 
ed for growing 
in shallow soils. 
A less expensive 
sort to lift than 
the larger-grow- 
i n g varieties. 
Skin smooth, 
good size, and of 
excellent qual- 

Mangel Wurzel. Mammoth Long Red. ity. 

RED GLOBE. 

Very similar to Yellow Globe, but differing in color. 

SUGAR BEET. 

One of the best paving crops for stock feeding. When fed to milch cows will 
increase the flow and quality of the milk. They keep well throughout the win- 
ter. Thev are not such heavy vielders as Mangel Wurzel, but are of superior 
quality and rich in saccharine matter. Oz., .10; ^ lb., .15; lb., 40. It by mail, 
add .08 per lb. extra for postage. 10 lbs. and upwards, .30 per lb. 

KLEIN WANZELEBEN. 
The most popular varietv; root cynical, straight, and even; large shoulder, 
rapidly tapering to a point. Heavy yielder, remarkably rich in sugar. 

LANE'S IM TROY ED. 
An old standard sort, one of the most valuable for stock feeding. Hardy and 
productive. 




Sugar Beet. Klein Wanzeleben. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



BROCCOLI. {Sparge! Kohl.) 
This vegetable resembles the Cauliflower, but is hardier. 

White Cape. Heads white, close, and compact; a standard 
Pkt., .10; oz., .40; y A lb., 51.25; lb., S4.00. 



sort. 



BRUSSELS SPROUTS. {Sfrossen Kohl.) 

Cultivate like Cabbage. It is ready for use late in autumn after the 
early frosts. One ounce of seed produces about fifteen hundred ptants. 

Aigkurth. The finest variety. In a trial of 33 
sorts at Chiswick this sprout was placed first . 

Paris Market. Half-dwarf 

Selected English. Tender and rich . . . 
Scrymger's Giant. Large, compact sprouts . 

CARDOON. (Kardon.) 

Grown for the mid-ribs of the leaves, which are blanched in the 



Pkt. 


Oz. 


M lb. 


Lb. 


.05 


•25 


•75 


$2.50 


•°s 


.20 


•5° 


!-75 


•05 


.20 


.60 


2.00 


•05 


.20 


■50 


J -7S 



s ame manner as Celery 



Pkt., .05; oz., .25; J£ lb., .75; lb., $2.50 



CARROT. (Mochre.) 



Sow in April and May, in drills about half an inch deep and a foot 
apart. Thin out, leaving the plants from three to eight inches apart, 
according to variety. One ounce of seed is sufficient for one hundred 
feet of drill ; three to four pounds for an acre. 

Earliest Scarlet French Forcing. For forcing; small, round, and 

tender Pkt., .05 ; oz., .20; 34 lb., .50; lb., S1.75 

Early Scarlet Horn. Thick roots of medium size and fine color. 

Pkt., .05; oz., .15; 34 lb., .40; lb., 51.25 
Guerande, or Ox Heart. Short; thick; much larger than Early 



Horn Pkt., .05; oz., .15; 34 ^., .40; lb., Si. 25 ' == ^3^^£ 



Chantenay. Form half long; stump-rooted; fine-grained; small core. 

Pkt., .05; oz., .is; H lh -» 40; lb., Si. 25 
Danvers Half-Long. Selected. Best main crop variety; fine form 
and color; half-long with small tap-root; productive and keeps well 
Improved Long Orange. Roots large and long; enormous yielder. 

White Belgian. Large, long-rooted variety; valuable for stock . 




Sorymger's Giant Brussels Sprouts. 

15: % lb., .50; lb., $1.50 
lb 



. Pkt., .05; oz., 
Splendid for stock 

Pkt., .05 ; oz., .10; y A 
. . Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 



30; lb., $1.00 
Y A lb., .20; lb., .60 




CELERIAC. 



Celeriac, Erfurt Giant. (Turnip rooted.) The 
round, solid heads are used as a salad when boiled 
and sliced. Pkt., .05; oz., .20; % lb., .60; lb., S2.00 



CHERVIL. ( Gartenkerbel.) 

Curled Chervil. The )oung plants are used for 
Pkt., .05; oz., .10; i^lb., .30; lb., #1.00 



flavoring 



Selected Danvers Half-Long 
Carrot, 



COPYRIOH - o0£ 



CRESS, or PEPPERGRASS. 

(Kresse.) Used as salads and for garnishing- 
Extra Curled. Excellent for salads; sow in shallow 

drills one foot apart and make successive sowings 

every ten days. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 34 lb., .20; lb., .50 
Upland. A perennial variety, similar in taste to the 

WaterCress. Pkt., .05; oz'., .10; % lb., .25; lb., .75 
Water. Sow in damp soil or by the side of a pond or 

stream of water . Pkt., .10; oz., .50; 34 lb., Si. 25 

CHICORY. (Cickorien.) 

The voung leaves, when blanched, are used for salads. 
Pkt., .05; oz., .10; % lb., .30; lb., S1.00 

CHIVES. 

Grown for their tops, which are used wherever the 
flavor of onion is required. Perfectly hardy, and 
should be in every garden. 
Chives; Roots. Per bunch, .15 ; 6 bunches, .75; 12 

bunches, Si.25.- By mail, add 5 cents each extra. 
Chives, Seed. Pkt., .20; oz., .75 ; 34 lb., S2.50; lb., $7.50 

CORN SALAD. (Ackersalat.) 

Round-Leaved. Used as a salad. 

Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 3^ lb., .20; lb., .50 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



CABBAGE. (Kopfkokl.) 

Culture. For very early use sow in January or February in hot-beds, prick out when the plants are strong enough into other 
hot-beds, or sow in cold lraines in March. Transplant to the open ground when danger from killing Irosts has passed, in rows 
two feet apart and eighteen inches from plant to plant. For succession, sow in the open ground the last of March or early in April. 
Plants which have been sown in the autumn and wintered over in cold frames are usually set out from the middle of March to the 
middle of April, in rows about two feet apart and the plants eighteen inches apart. The autumn and winter varieties may be sown 
in April or early in May in shallow drills three or four inches apart; transplant early in July, making the rows about two and a half 
feet apart, and setting the plants two feet apart in the rows. Cabbage succeeds best in a fresh, rich soil, well manured and deeply 
dug or plowed. The late plants are subject to attacks of the cabbage fly, which destroys them as fast as they appear above ground. 
To preserve the plants, sprinkle them early in the morning while they are wet with dew, with slug-shot or tobacco dust. Dalmatian 
Insect Powder sprinkled on theplants will keep off the cabbage worms. One ounceof seed produces about thirty five hundred plants. 




Early Jersey 'Wakefield Cabbage. 

Early Spring. A round flat-headed, extra early variety, coming in with the Wakefield. 

The heads are exceedingly uniform and very solid, even when quite young 
Express Extra Early. The earliest; medium sized solid heads; tender and delicious, 
Very Early Etampes. Solid, pointed head; very dwarf; may be planted close 
Winnigstadt. Pointed head, adapted for light soils; medium early 
Early York. Solid and very early; a standard old sort; small 
Early Jersey Wakefield. Early and sure-heading; pyramidal shape 
Charleston Wakefield. A large strain of the foregoing .... 

Early Summer. The best second-early sort; large and solid heads 
Succession. Very fine for second-early or late crops ...... 

All Seasons; Selected. Excellent for main crop; large; reliable header 
All-Head. Earliest of the large cabbages; heads uniformly solid. Splendid sort 
Fottler's Improved Brunswick. Our stock of this useful main crop cabbage is un- 
surpassed, the heads often weighing twenty to thirty pounds; large, very solid and 
tender when cooked; stem short and small; reliable header 

CABBAGE PLANTS. Ready in June. .25 per doz.; $1.50 per 
Early Jersey Wakefield, Early Summer, Fottler's Brunswick, and Stone 



Pkt. 



Oz. 



lb. 



Lb. 



.10 


•3° 


.85 


$3.00 


.05 


.20 


.60 


2.00 


•05 


.20 


.60 


2.00 


•05 


.20 


.60 


2.00 


.05 


•15 


•50 


1.50 


•05 


• 2 5 


•75 


2.50 


•05 


.25 


• 75 


2.50 


•05 


.20 


.60 


2.00 


•05 


.25 


•75 


2.50 


•05 


•25 


•75 


2.50 


.10 


•30 


1. 00 


3.00 


•05 


.25 


•75 


2.50 


100. 








Mason. 









10 



R & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



CABBAGE — Continued. 




Warren's Stone-mason Cabbage. 

Pkt. 
Warren's Stone-Mason. We have a superior strain of this excellent winter sort. 

Large, early, and round, very solid and a splendid keeper io 

Premium Flat Dutch. Well known late sort with large flattened heads 05 

Autumn KING. One of the largest and finest winter cabbages 05 

M \RBLEHEAD MAMMOTH. Late; the largest cabbage grown; solid; excellent keeper, .05 
Perfection Savoy. Large and finely curled heads; compact grower; excellent keeper. .05 
Improved American Savoy. Finely curled, solid, round heads; fine flavor ... .05 

Drumhead Curled Savoy. The largest of the Savoys; fine keeper 05 

Early Dark Red Dutch. Remarkably solid; beautiful dark color; fine texture . . .10 
Dark Red Drumhead. Heads very dark red, round and solid; choice stock ... .10 

Mammoth Rock Red. The largest red, very solid, color deep 10 

Danish Ballhead. The favorite winter cabbage. One of the hardiest Cabbages in 

cultivation, and endures both frost and drought that would destroy other varieties. 

The hardest heading cabbage we know of and of the very best quality 10 



Oz. 



lb. 



Lb. 



• 2 5 


■ 5 


$2.50 


.20 


.60 


2.00 


•25 


•75 


2.50 


•25 


•75 


2.50 


.20 


•5" 


'•75 


.20 


.60 


2.00 


•15 


.50 


1.50 


•30 


•«5 


3.00 


•3° 


.85 


3.00 


•35 


1. 00 


3.50 



;.oo 



R. & J, FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



11 



CAULIFLOWER. (Blu?nen Kohl.) 

The Cauliflower is the most delicious of all Brassicas, and succeeds well in any soil where Cabbages will grow. 
It delights in a rich soil and abundance of water. By sowing the early varieties in a hot-bed in February or March, 
or later in a cold frame, fine heads can be obtained quite early. For a later supply, sow seed in a prepared bed in 
May, choosing a cool, moist place. When large enough, transplant, making the rows about two and a half feet apart 
and eighteen inches between the plants. Transplanting should be done in moist weather. In dry seasons the crop 
must be watered. The young plants are frequently attacked by a little black beetle; its ravages may be stopped by 
frequent applications of plaster in the morning while the dew is on. For the cabbage-worm, apply Dalmatian Insect 
Powder. One ounce of seed produces about three thousand plants. 




FARQUHAR'S EARLIEST DWARF ERFURT CAULIFLOWER. 

BEST FOR EARLY, BEST FOR LATE, BEST FOR FORCING, AND THE SUREST HEADER OF ALL. 
This strain is grown especially for us, by the most reliable grower in Northern Europe, where the finest type 
and quality of Cauliflower is grown. The trade we have for Cauliflower Seed is large. Our customers consist of 
private and market gardeners and large growers. Every effort is made to secure the best there is in Cauliflower as 
well as in all other seeds. Good seed is absolutely necessary for success in growing 
Cauliflower. Our seed is most carefully grown, and with reasonable care every plant will -P kt - U ox. Ox. X lb. 

produce a fine head 25$i.oo $3.00 $10.00 

Kronk's Perfection Dwarf Erfurt. A very early, carefully selected strain with 

large, solid, and beautiful heads; one of the most reliable croppers 25 

Erfurt Earliest Dwarf. A very early, reliable sort, almost every plant producing 

a fine, large, white head; plants are low with small leaves 

Early Snowball. Of dwarf habit; heads white and solid; largely grown for early crops. 
Autumn Giant. The finest late variety in cultivation. Vigorous and very large 

Mr. J. Eaton, Jr., Adamsville, R.I., Jan. 20, writes : 

"Twill send my order for the season seeds soon. The farmers here see a great difference in what I grow 
from your seed and 7uish to order from you." 

S. L. Burns (market gardener), West Eden, Me., Sept. 3, writes: 

" Have found your seed first-class in every respect. Your First Crop Com is especially fne." 

CAULIFLOWER PLANTS. Ready in June. .25 per dozen; $1.50 per 100. 



25 


.85 


3.00 


10.00 


20 


•75 


2.50 


7oO 


20 


.85 


3.00 


10.00 


05 


•15 


•5° 


1.25 



12 



R. & J. FARQLHAR <& CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




CELERY. (Seleri.) 

Sow the seeds in March or April in a hot-bed 
or cold frame. As soon as the plants are three 
inches high, transplant into a prepared border, 
setting them four inches apart. When grown six 
inches, and fine stockv plants, set in richly man- 
ured, deep soil, in rows three and a half feet 
apart, and about nine inches from plant to plant. 
Water, if dry weather follows transplanting. 
During the next two months all the attention re- 
quired is to keep down weeds. Afterwards earth 
up a little, and continue doing so at intervals 
until only the tops of the leaves are visible late in 
autumn. Never hoe or earth up when the plants 
are wet. One ounce of seed produces about four 
thousand plants. pkfc Qz ^ 

Crosby's Original Boston Mar- 
ket. The finest-flavored variety 
in cultivation; solid, crisp, and 
of excellent, nutty flavor; dwarf, 
branching habit; blanches per- 
fectly white; a splendid keeper; 
fine home-grown seed. 

The purity and quality of our 
seed may be relied upon. Cel- 
ery is an important crop; and 
as an ounce of seed produces 
several thousand plants, this, the 
best, will prove to be the cheap- 
est 

Perfected White Plume. Best 
for early use; the stalks and por- 
tions of the leaves, being natu- 
rally white, are fit for table 
early in the season; fine stock . .05 .25 

Paris Golden Self-Blanching. 
(Large Solid Yellow.) One of 
the finest in cultivation; very 
early, very solid; crisp, with fine 
nutty flavor. Imported origi- 
nator's seed of best quality . . .10 .50 1.50 

Rose Ribbed Paris Golden 
Self-Blanching. A Celery of 
very high quality, in character 
resembling the previous variety. 
Color rich yellow with rose- 
tinted ribs. Stalks almost string- 
less; very tender, crisp, and of 
good flavor 

Giant Pascal. An easily-blanched 
and fine-keeping sort of excel- 
lent flavor. It grows about two 
feet high, the stalks being broad, 
thick, crisp, and stringless. It 
is of wonderful keeping qualities 
and almost entirely rust-proof. 
Highly recommended 

Carter's Dwarf Crimson. Crisp, 
tender, and delicious; stalks 
beautifully rose-tipped 



15 .75 $2.00 



75 



10 .35 1.00 



.05 .20 



50 



10 



1. 00 



CELERY PLANTS. 

ready ix june. 

Boston Market. White Plume, Golden 
Self-Blanching. 

.20 per doz. ; $1.00 per 100; $7.50 per 1,000. 



• Seeds ordered by the packet, oz., 1 4 ' lb., 
% lb., or lb., post or express paid, at our 
option, to any part of the United States. 



Paris Golden Self-blanching Celery. 



R. & J. FARQUIIAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



13 



SWEET CORN. 

CROSBY', JOSIAH CROSBY'S STRAIN. 

The favorite second early variety for the Boston market. Very early, 
short stalked, with ears set near the ground. Ears, 12 to 16 rowed, 
average length, 6 to 7 inches, kernels small, very white, sweet and of the 
richest flavor. A most excellent variety of the finest quality. Extra 
selected seed as pure as it is possible to find it. Packet, .10, postpaid; 
Selected ear, .10, postpaid; pint, .20, postpaid, 28; quart, .35* postpaid, 
• 50; V2 peck, $1.00; peck, $1.75; bushel, $6.00. 



SWEET CORN " PEEP O' DAY. 



?? 



The ears of Peep o' Day corn average about 6 inches in length and are 
perfect in form. In habit of growth Peep o' Day is very distinct. The 
stalks grow from 3 to 4 feet in height, 3 to 5 ears on the stalk. The stalks 
being so small they may be allowed to stand very closely together. The 
seed may be planted either in hills or in rows. If the former, plant 6 or 7 
kernels in a hill, later thinning out so as to leave 4 plants to each hill. If 
in rows and not in hills, drop the seed about 6 inches apart and (if planted 
early) cover about I inch deep. Later plantings should be put in deeper. 
Eight to 10 quarts will plant an acre. 

Price, packet, 10 cts.; pint, 25 cts.; quart, 40 cts.; % peck, $1.25; 
peck, $2.00; bushel, $7.00. 

If by mail add 8 cts. per pint, and 15 cts. per quart extra for postage. 



Peep 0' Day Sweet Com gaze me good cars of the best flavored and 
sweetest very early corn that I have ever been able to get. I shall plant it 
again. It is far ahead of the Cory in earliness and sweetness. 

ROBT. W. CURTIS, 

Stratford, Conn. 



WE DELIVER FREE ANYWHERE IN THE 
UNITED STATES 

To any Post Office, Railroad Express Office or Station 
At our option 

ALL VEGETABLE and FLOWER SEEDS 

By the packet, ounce, ^4 lb., % lb., and pound 

ALSO 

FLOWERING BULBS AT SINGLE AND DOZEN RATES AND BOOKS. 

If pints and quarts nf Peas, Beans and Corn are wanted, post or express 
paid, please remit extra at the rate of S cents per pint and 15 cents per 
quart. 



EVIDENCE OF QUALITY. 

Brett on Woods, N.H., Nov. 3, 1903. 
R. S J. Farquhar & Co. : 

Dear Sirs : Visitors here this season have been very much interested in 
the turf on my Golf Course and Bowling Green. Many of them have 
informed me that it is the best they have seen anywhere. I can highly 
recommend your Grass Seeds for golf courses and other special purposes. 
The clean quality of the turf on our courses here is the best evidence of the 
high-grade quality of Seeds you have heretofore supplied- I trust you will 
continue to send me and my friends the same article. 

Yours truly, 

GEO. S. MERRITT. 



Sweet Corn. 
Crosby, Josiah Crosby's Strain. 



14 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



CORN, SWEET. (Welschkorn.) 



Culture. Select a warm soil, if possible, especially for the earlier varieties, which should not be planted before the middle 
of May. Successive plantings should be made every two weeks till July. Plant in hills three or four feet apart, in thoroughly 
manured soil. One quart to two hundred hills ; ten quarts to an acre. See page 35 for Field Corn. 




Hickox Improved. First Crop. 



Potter's Excelsior. 



Crosby. 



Corv. 



Banana. Stowell's Evergreen. 



EARLY. 

White cob, eight rowed, quality 



Pint. 



Qt. 



Peck. Bush. 



20 

*5 
15 
J 5 

»5 

15 
'5 

1.5 
15 



30 

2 5 
25 

25 
25 
25 

2 5 

2 1 
25 



Crop failed. 
•15 - 2 5 



\5 

20 

•5 
'5 



•25 
•25 
•3° 
•25 



1.50 

*-75 

25 
25 
5° 
5° 



1.2: 



'5 







•25 
•5° 

•5 



o 



1.2 



25 
5° 
75 
5° 
5° 
5° 



£5-5o 
5.00 
6.00 

4-5° 
4 5° 
5.00 
<; 00 



Farquhar's First Crop Sugar.. The best early 

superior to all others and very much sweeter . 
Early Crosby. Dwarf, remarkably sweet, usually 12 rowed .... 
Metropolitan. Ears average 9 inches, 10 to 12 rowed, tender and rich 

Cory. Kernels large and reddish, red cob, early dwarf 

Early MINNESOTA. Eight rowed, kernels broad, sweet, and tender 
New Extra Early White Cory. Grain sweet and tender; 8 rowed . 
Mammoth White Corv. Handsome ears, 12 rowed, grain very white, broad 

MEDIUM. 
Early Evergreen. Similar to Stowell's Evergreen, but one to two weeks earlier 
Old Colony. A fine variety, handsome ears with 12 or more rows ..... 
Potter's Excelsior (Original). Unsurpassed in sweetness and tenderness, 12 

rowed, the best main crop variety on the list ........ 

Early Concord. Fourteen rowed, of good quality, splendid keeper 

Early Champion. Very large, 12 rowed, of the very best quality . 

Perry's Hybrid. Large, 12 to 14 rowed sort, medium-grain, very white and rich 

Washington. Ears large, 16 to 18 irregular rows, and of the richest flavor 

Hickox Improved. Long, attractive ear, sweet and very productive . 

LATE. 
Stowell's Evergreen. The finest late variety; ears large, 12 to 16 rowed; re 

mains fit for use longer than any other variety. Hardy and productive 
Mammoth. The largest ears of any sort, and of excellent quality . 
Farquhar's Banana. The most delicious Table Corn in cultivation 
Country Gentleman. Cob small, irregular rowed, long, slender, white grains 
Black Mexican. Very tender, bluish-black when ripe, cooking almost white 

Egyptian. Ears large, uniform, and of good quality 

SELECTED EARS OF THE FOLLOWING VARIETIES at .10 each: .75 per doz. 
Farquhar's First Crop Sugar. Mammoth. Stowell's Evergreen. Potter's Excelsior (Original) 
Early Crosby. Black Mexican. Country Gentleman. Farquhar's Banana. 

Packets of all varieties, 10 els. each, postpaid. 



50 

00 

5° 
00 

00 



25 4-5° 



4 5° 
5.00 
6.00 

5-50 
5x0 

5.00 



R. & J. FARQUHAIi & CO.'S SKEl) CATALOGUE. 



15 



CUCUMBER 

FARQUHAR'S 

PERFECTION 

FORCING. 

An excellent and much-improved strain of White 
Spine. Remarkably smooth and perfect in out- 
line; and longer than any of the old White 
Spines. Our illustration is from a photograph 
and shows well its splendid form. Color a 
clear, rich green, bright and permanent. 
Very robust and quick in growth, being 
about ten days earlier than the old 
strains: and in productiveness it ranks 
first. Flesh thick, exceedingly crisp, 
and of excellent flavor. One of 
the best sorts for outdoor culture 
and unequalled for forcing in 
frames or hothouses. We 
offer carefully selected seed 
of our own growing. 
Packet, .25; 
V4 oz., .35; 
oz., $1.00 ; 

y 4 ib., $3.00; 

lb., $10.00. 



-Qp/ f, & iG" 




The 

Finest 

Type of 

White Spine 

Cucumber 

Cultivation. 



Messrs. Bailey & Stanley, Leominster, Mass., 
April 5, 1904, write: 

"Having grown ' Farquhar's Perfection' in our houses 
and found in them all that could be desired, we would 
cheerfully recommend them to those who are looking for some- 
thing that will produce large, smooth, and perfect fruit. The 
average number of cucumbers per bushel was seventy-five for 
Fancy and No. /, and the most noticeable feature was the exceed- 
ingly small number of irregular shaped fruit and stubs. IV e are 
growing them again this season." 



16 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO 'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



CUCUMBER. (Gurke.) 

For very early use, seed may be started in heat and the plants set out in May. Pieces of inverted sod are an 
excellent medium for starting and growing early Cucumber plants, as they can be readily lifted from the hot-bed to 
the garden without disturbing the young plants growing upon them. For main crop, plant in hills four feet apart, im 
the end of May. Keep the young plants safe from the striped bug by dusting with dry plaster or powdered helle- 
bore. Leave four strong plants to each hill. One ounce to fifty hills; tzvo to three pounds to one acre. 




The Cumberland Cucumber. 



The Cumberland. A variety of the hardy, white spine type, is a rapid, strong 
and vigorous grower and very prolific in fruit. The pickles differ from all other 
hardy sorts in being thickly set with fine spines over the entire surface, except 
the extreme stem-end; and during the whole period of growth, from the time 
they first set until fully grown, the form is exceptionally straight and symmet- 
rical, thus being as choice as a slicing variety as it is for pickles. The flesh is 
firm, but very crisp and tender at all stages. We offer it in full confidence that 
it will please our customers in every particular 

Early Russian. Short and very early; valuable for small pickles 

Improved White Spine. Early and good for table use or for pickling; of medium 
length, dark green color, and flesh crisp and excellent . 

Arlington White Spine. Extra selected. Very productive; fruit even in size 
and of beautiful cylindrical form, dark green, excels in crispness and flavor . 

Early Frame, or Short Green. Early and productive, dark green .... 

Early Cluster. Prolific, tender and crisp; about five inches long, good color . 

Cool and Crisp. A strain of White Spine, flesh peculiarly crisp and tender . 

Green Prolific. Dark green; medium length; very free bearer 

Nichols' Medium Green. Medium size, always straight and smooth. Color 
dark green, flesh crisp and tender. Splendid table variety 

Boston Pickling. Fine stock. The finest variety for pickles; fruit short, straight, 

Long GREEN. Fruit about twelve inches long, tender and excellent .... 

White Pearl. A small, even, delicious white sort 

West India Gherkin. Used only for pickles; the smallest of all varieties . . 



Pkt. 



Oz. 



!*lb. 



Lb, 



$0.05 
•05 



•05 



$0.15 
•15 

•*5 



$0.50 $1.50 
25 



.40 



.40 



05 


.20 


50 


i-75 


05 


.10 


35 


1. 00 


05 


•15 


40 


1.25 


05 


•*5 


40 


1.25 


05 


•15 


40 


1.25 


05 


■is 


40 


1.25 


05 


• 15 


40 


1.25 


05 


• 15 


35 


1. 00 


OS 


• 15 


50 


1.50 


05 


.20 


60 


2.00 



25 



ENGLISH FRAME CUCUMBERS. 
For Frame or Hothouse Culture. Each, per packet, 25 cts. Telegraph, Tender and True, The Rochford. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



17 



DANDELION. ^Lowenzahn.') 

Used as earlv spring *' greens " and considered very healthful. 
The seed should be sown in May or June, in drills half an inch, 
deep and fifteen inches apart. The crop will he ready tor use next 
spring. A moist, heavy soil is preferable. One ounce of seed is 
sufficient for two hundred feet of drill . 
Improved Large-Leaved. The finest variety; home-grown 

seed. Pkt., .10; oz., .50; ,'4 lb., $1.50; lb., $5.00. 

EGG PLANT. (Eierpflanze .) 

For perfection of growth, a very rich soil, plenty of moisture, 
and warm weather are required, with the addition of irequent hoe- 
ings. Sow in a gentle heat about the first of April. Transplant 
about the middle of June, setting the plants three leet apart. One 
ounce to fifteen hundred plants. 
Black Pekin. Very fine, large, globular fruit, of a dark, glossy 

purple color ; early, solid. Pkt., .10; oz., .30; % lb., $1.00; lb., 

$3.00. 
New York Improved. Purple; the best variety; very large, 

oval, heavy fruit. Pkt., .10; oz., .40; 3 4 ' lb., $1.25; lb., $3.75. 
Early Long Purple. Fruit longer and smaller than the above 

sorts; hardy, productive. Pkt., .10; oz., .25; )i lb., $.75; lb., 

$2.50. 
Egg Plants. Black Pekin, New York Improved. Ready in 

June. $1.00 per dozen; $6.00 per 100. 

ENDIVE. (Ettdivien.) 

One of our best salad plants. For a first crop, sow about the 
middle of April; for succession, small sowings may be made every 
month till August, when the main planting is made. Set out the 
plants one foot apart, in rows, and when well grown effect blanch- 
ing by folding the leaves in their natural position around the 
heart, and tying the outer leaves together by their tips in cone 
form. One ounce of seed for seventy five feet of drill. 
De Ruffec. A large green curled variety. Outer leaves well cut 

and of a beautiful deep green color. Very hardy, making it a 

desirable variety for fall and winter. Pkt., .05; oz., .20; >4 lb., 

.60; lb., $2.00. 
Green Curled. Hardy, finely curled; easily blanched; one of 

the best. Pkt., .05; oz., .15; % lb., .50; lb., $1.50. 
French Moss-Curled. Very finely curled, with close, dense 

leaves. Pkt., .05; oz., .20; >4 lb., .60; lb., $2.00. 
White Curled. Blanches rapidly; excellent, and very tender. 

Pkt., .05; oz., .t$; 34 lb., .50; lb., $1.50. 
Broad-Leaved Batavian. (Escarolle.) Leaves long and broad, 

thick and succulent. Pkt., .05; oz., .15; % lb., .50; lb., $1.50. 

HORSE RADISH. 

Grown from small pieces of the roots. Plant the sets fifteen 
inches apart in rows two-and-a half feet apart. Small Sets. 
Per dozen, 15 cents; per 100, 75 cents; per 1,000, $5.00. 

Giant Carentan Leek. 

KALE, or BORECOLE. (Blatter Kohl.) 

The Kales are the most tender and delicate of all the Cabbage family, aad are improved in flavor after frost. For fall use, sow 
early In Mav, in a prepared bed, transplant in June, and treat in the same manner as Cabbages. One ounce of seed produces about 
fifteeti hundred plants. 

Dwarf Green-Curled. Leaves bright green and beautifully curled. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; > 4 lb., .30; lb., $1.00. 
Winter, or German Griens. {Sprouts.) Sow in the end of August and treat as Spinach; excellent as spring greens. 

Pkt., .05; oz., .10; % lb., .25; lb., .75. 

KOHL-RABI. 

Sow in May or June, in rows 
eighteen inches apart. Anv ordi- 
nary soil, moderately rich, will 
answer. The b:ilbs, when about 
half grown, are boiled and served 
like turnips. 

Early White Vienna. The best 
for early and main crop; flesh 
white. Pkt., .05 ; oz., .25 ; ] 4 lb., 
.75; lb., $2.50. 
Early Purple Vienna. Bluish 
purple outside ; flesh white. Pkt., 
.io;oz., .30; M lb., .S5; lb., $3.00. 

LEEK. (Lauch.) 

The Leek is generally considered 
superior to the Onion for soups; it 
is very hardy, and easily cultivated. 
Sow in drills, a foot apart, in April, 
and transplant in July, in rows fif- 
teen inches apart, and six inches 
from plant to plant. Plants should 
be set five inches deep in rich, moist 
soil. One ounce will produce about 
/, ooz plants. 
Musselburgh, or Scotch. Of 

large size and extra fine quality. 

Pkt., .05; oz., 20; >4 lb., .60; 

lb., $2.00. 
Giant Carentan. Of mammoth 

size; hardy and excellent. Pkt., 

.05; oz , .20; ' 4 lb., .60; lb., $2.00. 
London Flag. Leaves broad with 

short, very large stem. Pkt., 

.05; oz., .15; J* lb., 50; lb., $1.50. 











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COPYRIGHT (90a 
BY R.S, t), TABQUHAR tCO. 



LETTUCE. 

( Lattich Salat.) 

The Lettuce is the best 
vegetable of the salad kind 
grown in the open air. It 
thrives best in a light, very 
rich, moist soil, with a dry 
substratum, but does well in a 
common garden soil enriched 
with rotted manure. For first 
crop sow in gentle heat in 
February, and transplant to 
ten inches apart. For a sum- 
mer supply, sow thinly in 
shallow drills, eighteen inches 
apart, and transplant, or thin 
out, leaving a foot between the 
plants. Sowings may be made 
from April to the end of 
August. One ounce of seed 
gives about fotir thousand 
plants. 

We make a specialty of the 
varieties of Lettuce grown in 
the vicinity of Boston, and the 
seed of these we offer is all 
home-grown, and saved with 
the utmost care. 



Boston Forcing Tennisball Lettuce. 



Boston Forcing Tennisball; White-Seeded. Forms fine, perfect heads very rapidly 

crisp and very tender. Our seed is of the finest growth and from perfect heads . . . , 
Hittinger's Belmont Forcing. Larger than the above and almost as early; of excellen 

quality and highly recommended for forcing 

Crumpled Leaf. A fine, large, solid head, leaves dark green, slightly ruffled or crumpled 

tender, flavor unsurpassed. For so large a variety it is a quick grower, and sure to head 
Grand Rapids Forcing. Crisp and tender; leaves frilled ; heads of fair size .... 
Farquhar's Long-Standing. Earliest and finest head Lettuce for summer crops; every 

plant produces fine, large, firm head; flavor excellent; tender and free from all bitterness 
Black-Seeded Tennisball. Excellent; forms a very fine head; compact, crisp, tender 

White-Seeded Tennisball. Early, tender, and free from bitterness 

Mammoth Black-Seeded Butter. A very large Cabbage Lettuce, solid, smooth leaved 

The outer leaves are thick and brittle ; the inner ones becoming very white and tender 
Wonderful. Solid head, crisp, tender. The largest and best of all Cabbage Lettuce 
Tom Thumb. A favorite for pot culture and hot-bed use. One of the earliest to mature 

forming compact heads, crisp and free from coarseness 

Boston Fine Curled. Attractive on table and of good quality when young 
Denver Market. Large heads, sweet and tender ; leaves crumpled . . 
All the Year Round. Hardy, compact, close-heading Cabbage variety 

Hanson. An excellent summer Lettuce with very large heads 

Blonde Blockhead. Heads of immense size; one of the finest . . 
Burpee's Prize-Head. Handsome and very early-heading .... 
Black-Seeded Simpson. A superior variety; large and compact heads . 

Early Curled Simpson. A leading early sort; very tender 

Defiance. A large Cabbage Lettuce; crisp and tender 

Tomhannock. Leaves almost white, upright and loose; very handsome . 
Salamander Head. Popular summer variety; very crisp and fine . . . 
Deacon. Heads large, compact, inner leaves tender; one of the best . . 

New York. Of unusual size and solidity; crisp and tender 

Trout, or Spotted. Most tender Lettuce on the list; spotted leaves . . 

Brown Dutch. The hardiest Lettuce grown ; best for very early out-of-doors crop 

Blood Red. Very productive, with red leaves; heads of good size . 

Trianon Self-Closing Cos. Upright in growth. Leaves long, narrow, forming close heads 

Paris White Cos, or Romaine. Very early, requires tying to blanch 

Maximum. A large, solid head variety of excellent quality 

Mignonette. Small head, long standing, hardy, great drought resister 

Iceberg. A handsome head variety, very tender 

California Cream Butter. Large, solid head •. tinged brown, white inside 



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MELON, MUSK. {Melone.) 




Rocky Ford Melon. 



A light, rich soil is the most suitable for Melons of all kinds. In very rich soils the hills should he six feet apart; in poor soil 
about five feet. Before planting the seed mix a peck of rotted manure with the soil in each hill. About the middle of May, plant 
the seeds half an inch deep — six or eight in each hill. When the plants are well up, thin out, leaving three to a hill. One ounce 
■of seed for sixty hills ; two to three pounds for an acre. 

Farouhar's Honey-Drop. For easi- 
ness and delicious flavor this splendid 
Melon is without a rival, and for table use it 
is unquestionably the sweetest and best. It 
is ot beautiful form, good size, and very 
productive. The flesh is very thick, de 
licious and melting, and of a deep orange 
yellow color. Pkt., .10; oz., .25. 
"Hackensack. Early, of large size, round 
shape, and deeply ribbed ; flesh green ; very 
sweet. Pkt., .05 ; oz., .15 ; lb, $1.25. 
Early Green Nutmeg. Green flesh; 

very sweet and early. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 
lb., $1.00. 

Early Christiana. Yellow-fleshed; 
very rich, melting flavor. Pkt., .05 ; oz., .15 ; 
lb., $1.50. 

Arlington Nutmeg. A favorite in 
Boston market; early and delicious. Pkt., 
.05; oz., .15; lb., $1.25. 

Montreal Nutmeg. Early, large, hand- 
some, and excellent. Pkt., .05; oz., .20; 
lb., $1.75. 

Emerald Gem. Small, extra early and 
very sweet; flesh orange. Pkt., .05; oz., 
.25 ; lb., $2.50. 

Long Island Beauty. Round; one of 

the earliest and finest. Pkt., .10; oz., .20; 
lb , $1.75. 
Petoskey or Paul Rose. In this sort 
are combined all the good qualities of the 
Netted Gem and the Osage, the varieties 
from which it originated. The fruit is oval, 
about five inches in diameter; flesh is firm 
and is a rich orange-red color like Osage, but sweeter and more highly flavored. Pkt., .05; oz , .15; lb., $1.25. 
Rocky Ford. One of the best second early Melons. The type is similar to the oval Netted Gem; but more oblong 
in shape, and possessing much better shipping and keeping qualities. Flesh thick, green, sweet, and highly 
flavored. Fruit small, uniform, and a good basket size. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 3^ lb., -3°; lh-r #1.00. 
Delmonico, Perfected. Round, flesh deep rich orange and of highest quality; a strong, hardy grower and very 

productive. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; lb., .75. 
Acme, or Baltimore. Oblong; green flesh; finest quality. 

Pkt., .05; oz., .10; lb., $1.00. 
Miller's Cream, or Osage. Most delicious; flesh sal- 
mon-color; very thick. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; lb., $1.00. 

MELONS FOR FORCING. 

ROYAL SOVEREIGN. 

The fruit will average in weight about five pounds, oc- 
casionally rising to eight pounds and over, and is of a 
beautiful golden color, slightly netted, flesh white, faintly 
tinged with green, and very deep, rind very thin. Grand 
variety for the exhibition table. Pkt., .50. 

INVINCIBLE SCARLET. 

Form globular; skin orange-red when perfectly ripe, 
finely and evenly netted; thick bright scarlet flesh, of ex- 
quisite flavor. Sets very freely. Scarlet Invincible is a first- 
class Melon for frame or hot-house culture, an easy setter, 
and good flavored fruit. Weighs about four pounds each, 
beautifully netted. Pkt., .25. 

BLENHEIM ORANGE. 

Well known handsome scarlet-fleshed variety; of de- 
licious flavor and beautifully netted. Sets well and is very 
prolific. Pkt., .25. 

Royal Favorite, Frogmore Scarlet, Ne Plus 
Ultra, .25 per packet. 

MELON, WATER. (Wasser melone.) 

Treat the same as Musk Melon, but plant eight to ten feet apart. 

Vick's Early. Very early, long, smooth, with bright pink flesh; fine 

Phinney's Early. Early, productive, and fine flavor; rich flesh 

Hungarian Honey. One of the earliest; fine for northern latitudes 

Early Fordhook. The earliest of all. Outer color uniform green, flesh bright red, very sweet 

Ice Cream. Nearly round; flesh scarlet, solid, crisp, and delicious 

Mammoth Ironclad. Of large size and great weight; solid and delicious 

Mountain Sweet. Oblong, with green skin ; flesh solid and sweet . 

Black Spanish. Round, very dark green; flesh scarlet; very sweet 

Citron, for Preserving. Used only for preserves; round; productive and hardy .... 




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MARTYNIA. (Gcmsenhorn.) 

Proboscidea. The green seed pods make excellent pickles. Plant the seed early in June, and Pkt. Oz. Lb. 

thin to two feet apart . .10 .30 $3.00 

MUSTARD {Senf.) 

Sow in shallow drills a foot apart; several sowings maybe made for a succession. One ounce to forty feet of drill. 

Pkt. #lb. Lb. 

White. Best variety for salads, sometimes used as " greens " 05 .10 .25 

Brown. More pungent than the White 05 .10 .25. 

MUSHROOM. (Agaricus Campestris.) 




CULTURE. 

Mushrooms are more easily cultivated than many people imagine, and may be grown in any room or cellar where the temper- 
ature can be maintained at from fifty to sixtv-five degrees. For the bed, use a mixture of three parts horse droppings and one part 
good fresh loam. Before being placed in the bed, let the manure be put in some dry place to sweeten, mixing it thoroughly and 
turning it three or four times, when the loam may be added. Upon a dry, firm bottom or shelf, proceed to make the bed by spread- 
ing a thin layer of the prepared mixture, pounding it firm, and continue thus till the bed is twelve inches thick. Leave it thus tor 
about a week, or till the temperature has subsided to eighty-five degrees. Then make holes about ten inches apart, and put in each 
a piece of spawn about the size of an egg. Press the spawn firmly into the compost about two inches, leaving the top uncovered 
to allow the excess of heat and moisture to pass off without injury to the germs. After ten days fill the holes and cover the whole 
bed with two inches of fresh loam, and over this place a few inches of straw. If the temperature is right, mushrooms will appear 
in six to eight weeks from time of spawning. The bed will continue bearing from four to six weeks. If the surface of the bed 
becomes dry at any time, it should be moistened freely with water at a temperature of eighty to eighty-five degrees. To stimulate 
the bed when it seems exhausted, the following treatment will sometimes give wonderful results : Soak the whole bed thoroughly 
with water at a temperature of one hundred and ten degrees, adding one pound of sheep manure to every five gallons. One pound 
of Farquhar^s English Mushroom Spav.m ts sufficient for six square feet of bed. 

The following works on the Mushroom will be mailed post-paid on receipt of price. Both are excellent authorities on the 
subject, and give plain and full directions. 
Mushroom Culture. By Robinson, 50 cents. How to Grow Mushrooms. By Wm. Falconer, $1.00. 



English Mill-Track Mushroom Spawn. Per lb. 15 cents; S lbs., $1.00; 25 lbs., $2.50; 50 lbs., $4.50: 100 lbs., $9.00. By 

mail, per lb., 25 cents. 
FRENCH MUSHROOM SPAWN. Our direct importation. Two pound boxes, each $1.00. 



TISSUE CULTURE PURE SPAWN. 

Dr. R. M. Duggar, of the University of Missouri, who has had charge of the Mushroom Investigations for the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, has developed a new and improved method of growing Mushroom Spawn from pure cultures made from the 
tissue of the Mushroom. Spawn made by this new method has been extensively tested and has been found to be superior in 
cmality and much more prolific than all other spawn. 

100 bricks or more $15.00 per 100. 

(The bricks weigh about one and one-half pounds, so that the cost per hundred pounds is about $10.00.) 

50 bricks or over iS per brick. 

25 bricks or over 20 per brick. 

5 bricks or over 25 per brick. 

One or more bricks sent prepaid, .35 cents each. 



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ONION. 

FARQUHAR'S YELLOW 
GLOBE DANVERS. 

A remarkably handsome onion, selected 
with a view to uniformity and quality, which 
since introduced has met the demands of our 
most critical trade, amateurs, professionals, 
and market gardeners alike. Early and 
round, with small neck; skin a bright 
yellow, flavor excellent. Unrivalled for 
perfection of form, combined with size and 
weight; superior to all other strains of 
Yellow Globe in keeping qualities. Packet, 
.05; V2 oz., .15; oz., .25;. 44 lb., .60; lb., 
$2.00. Postpaid to any part of the United 
States. 



Mr. A. Chase, Nashua, N.H., 
Jan. iS, writes : 

" Have you the same strain of 
onion seed, Farquhar's Yellow 
Globe Danvers, I had last year f 
Doubtless your books -will show 
Just what I had. I raised a fine 
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ONION. {Zwiebel.) 







The Onion has been cul • 
tivated as an article of food 
from the earliest times, and 
is perhaps at the present day- 
more universally grown than 
any other vegetable . A good 
crop is impossible unless the 
soil is very rich and kept 
clean. Use well-rotted ma- 
nure freely, and get the crop 
in as early as possible in 
spring, even though the 
weather be cold and unpleas- 
ant. Sow in drills one foot 
apart and cover about one- 
third of an inch, treading or 
rolling after sowing so that 
the hot, dry atmosphere may 
not destroy the sprouting 
seed. When three inches 
high thin to two inches apart. 
Stir the ground freely with- 
out disturbing the young 
plants and keep free from 
weeds. One ounce of seed 
to oil e hundred feet of drill; 
four to five pounds an acre. 

Ottr Onion Seed is grown 
from bulbs carefully selected 
by hand, and is ofwvst supe- 
rior quality. 



Packets of all 
varieties of on= 
ion 5 cents each, 
postpaid. 



Southport Red Globe Onion. 

Yellow Globe Danvers. (California grown.) Oz., .15; 14 lb., .40; lb., $1.25. 

Southport Yellow Globe. Handsome, with mild flavor; one of the best. Oz., .15; % lb., .50; lb., $1.50. 
Early Yellow Flat, or Cracker. Earliest yellow variety; excellent and keeps well. Oz., .25; % lb., .75: 
lb., $2.50. 

Southport Red Globe. Of beautiful shape; splendid quality. 

and an excellent keeper. Oz., .20; Hlb., .60; lb., $2.00. 
Early Red. Very early and of most excellent flavor; good 

keeper. Oz., .20; V± lb., .60; lb., $2.00. 
White Portugal, or American Silver Skin. Splendid when 

young as a Salad Onion and for pickles. Early; mild flavored, 

and excellent for first crop. Oz., .20; *4 lb., -6°; lb., $2.00. 
Southport White Globe. A handsome Onion. Flesh firm, 

fine grained, mild. Our strain is excellent. Oz., .20; ! 1 

lb., .60; lb., $2.00. 
Queen. One of the best for very early crop; grows rapidly, 

beautiful white skin; fine flavor and a good keeper. Espe- 
cially valuable for pickling. Oz., .25; \i lb., .75; lb., $2.50. 
Giant Rocca. An enormous globe-shaped variety; mild and 

sweet. Oz., .15; % lb., .50; lb., $1.50. 
Australian Brown. An early variety, medium size, color 

amber brown, unequalled for keeping qualities. Oz.. .15; 

% lb., .40; lb., $1.25. 
Giant White Tripoli. Excellent; of quick growth and 

mild flavor. Oz., .20; ^4 lb., .60; lb., $2.00. 
Adriatic Barletta. The earliest of all; a small white 

Italian sort. Oz., .25; 14 lb., .75; lb., $2.50. 
Silver King. Enormous size; skin silvery white; mild and 

pleasant flavor. Oz., .20; \i lb., .60; lb., $2.00. 
Prize-Taker. Color yellow, flesh white; globular; of immense 

size; medium early, mild. Oz., .20; \i lb., .50; lb., $1.75. Southport White Globe Onion. 




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ONION — Continued. 

Lara;e Red Wethersfield. The standard 
Red variety. Shape oval, somewhat flat, skin 
deep purple-red. A good sort for poor or dry 
soil, and an excellent keeper. Pkt., .05; 
oz., .15; 14 lb., .40; lb., $1.25. 



ONION-SETS, prices variable. 

These are small Onions grown the previous year, 
ripened oft and taken up when mere bulblets They 
produce a very early crop, and grow in any good soil. 
Set them four inches apart in rows one toot apart as 
early as possible alter the ground is in good workable 
condition in spring. 

Qt. Pk. Bush. 

25 $1.50 $4.50 



White Sets .... 

Yellow Sets 20 

1'otato Onion Sets . . .20 
White Multiplier Sets . .30 
Shallots ...... .30 

Garlic . . Bunch, .25 



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SETS 




Dwarf Green Okra. 



OKRA, OR GUMBO. (Essbarren Hibiscus.) 

The young pods are used to thicken soups and stews. Sow in spring in rows- 
three feet apart and two inches deep; thin, so that the plants stand about one 

foot apart. One ounce to forty feet of drill. 

1 Pkt. Oz. }i lb. Lb. 

White Velvet. Pods used to thicken soups, etc., 

large and smooth 05 .10 .20 .50 

Dwarf Green. Produces large, tender pods; very 

productive 05 .10 .20 .50- 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



PARSLEY. (Petersilie.) 



Lb. 

$1.00 

•75 



Sow as early as possible in spring, first soaking the seed three ftburs in water; cover lightly, raking the soil fine and level on 
top. The drills should be about fifteen inches apart. The plants appear in two to four weeks. Thin to three inches apart. One 
■ounce of seed to one hundred and fifty feet of drill. 

Farquhar's Triple Curled. Dwarf Extra. Dwarf dark green, densely pkt. Oz. j£ lb. 

curled, excellent for table and edgings .05 .10 ,3c 

Champion Moss. An English variety; fine habit; mossy and beautiful 05 .10 .2 

Dobbie's Selected. The standard exhibition sort 25 

Ferx-Leaved. Very ornamental for table decoration; 
mossy-curled. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 1 41b., .25; lb., .75. 
Turxip-Rooted, or Hamburg. Edible roots, suit- 
able for flavoring soups, etc. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 
y± lb., .20; lb.. .60. 

PARSNIP. ( Pastinake.) 

Sow in rich soil, in drills about eighteen inches apart as 
early in the spring as the ground can be worked. One ounce 
-jj ill sow 07ie hundred and twenty Jeet of drill; five pounds 
an acre. 

Farquhar's Market Model. The finest in cultiva- 
tion; very heavy cropper; average length of root 
eighteen to twenty-four inches; remarkably smooth, 
handsome, and clean in appearance; of most superior 
flavor. Pkt., .05; oz., .15; 14 lb., .30; lb., $1.00. 

Studext. A favorite English variety; smooth; tender. 




Pkt., .05; oz., .10; lilb., .25; lb., .75. 



Pkt., 



Hollow Crowx. Fair, smooth skin • fine quality. 
.05; oz., .10; Hlb., .20; lb., .60. 

Loxg Smooth White. Straight, smooth, and hand- 
some. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; H lb., .20; lb., .60. 



Early Rouxd. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; *i lb.. .25; lb., .75. 
PEPPER. (Spcuiischer Pfeffer.) 

Sow in March or April, in a hot-bed, or in the open ground 
when the weather becomes quite warm. Transplant when 
three inches high. 

Chixese Giaxt. The largest and finest mild Red Pep- 
per. Pkt., .10; oz., .50; U lb., $1.75; lb., $5.00. 

Squash, or Picklixg. Best for pickling; tomato 
shaped; medium size; thick. Pkt., .10; oz., .50; 
% lb., $1.50; lb., $4.50. 
Sweet Mouxtaix Mammoth, or Improved Bull 
Nose. The most popular and desirable sort; color 
bright red when ripe; fruit large with thick mild flesh. 
Pkt., .05; oz., .25; M lb., .75; lb., $2.50. 
Procopp's Giaxt. Very long and large; fine scarlet; 
flesh thick. Pkt., .10; oz., .30; V^lb., .85; lb., $3.00. 
RUBY Kixg. Long, about five inches; very thick; fine, mild flavor. Pkt., .10; oz., .30; *i lb., .85; lb., $3.00. 
Long Red Cayenne. Long, slender, and very pungent; beautiful color. Pkt., .05; oz., .25: 14 lb., .75; lb.. $2.50. 
Golden Dawx. Golden yellow; thick and fine. Pkt., .10; oz., .30; ^4 lb., .85; lb., $3.00. 



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BVR-SAFARCUHRR & CO 



Farquhar's Market Model 
Pa rsnip. 



Celestial. Very early and profuse bearer; vivid scarlet when ripe. 
Red Cherry. Small round, smooth; glossy scarlet 

fruit. Pkt., .10; oz., .30; ^4 lb., .85; lb., $3.00. f - -- 

Coral Gem Bouquet. Productive and wonderfully 

handsome, covered with small, bright coral red 

fruits which are quite hot and splendid seasoning. 

Pkt., .10; oz., .35; 14 lb., $1.00; lb., $3.50. 
Chili. The best for Pepper sauce; small, narrow, 



Pkt., .05; oz., .25; 



% 



-. .75; lb., $2.50. 



bright scarlet pods. 
.75; lb., $2.50. 



Pkt., .05; oz., .25; Vi lb., 



PUMPKIN. (Curbis.) 

Mammoth. Saved from specimens weighing over 100 
pounds. Pkt., .05; oz.,.20; a 4 lb., 60; li>.. $2 00. 

Coxxectici 1 Field. Excellent for stock. Pkt., .05; 
oz., .10; \ t lb.. .15; lb., .50. 

Sugar, or Sweet. Fine grained; sweet and pro- 
lific; excellent for pies. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 14 lb., 
-25; lb., .75. 

•Cheese. Flat; one of the best for family use. Pkt., 
.05; oz., .10; ii lb., .20; lb., .75. 

Nantucket, orN'i . Small, dark shell, warted; 

fine flavor; the variety from which the old-fashioned 
Pumpkin pies were made. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 
1 i lb., .30; lb., $1.00. 

WINTER Llxury. A round Pumpkin with smooth 
yellow skin, finely netted; flesh very thick, sweet 
and of excellent flavor: the best variety for pies. 
Pkt., .05; oz.. .10: !£ lb., .30; lb.. $1.00. 




BY R.IJ. r*f»0UM\R 



Connecticut Field Pumpkin. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



25 



PEAS. (Erbse.) 



A light soil, moderately rich, should be selected for the early varieties, and old, decomposed manure or leaf-mold should be 
scattered along the bottom ot the drill and covered lightly with fine earth, so that the seed may not come in direct contact with the 
fertilizer. The earliest Peas are very hardy, and should be sown as early as possible in spring; later sowings of the fine, sweet 
wrinkled varieties should follow. Sow in drills and cover not less than four inches. One quart to one hundred feel of drill' one 
and one-half bushels sows one acre in drills. 



and 



Large packet of all varieties, 10 cents each, post-paid. If larger quantities are desired by mail please add 8 cents per pint 
15 cents per quart extra lor postage. * 



postag 



EXTRA EARLY AND EARLY PEAS. 



Earliest of all, 
or Alaska. 
Large, full, dark 
green pods; peas' 
of good size, 
sweet and juicy. 
The hardiest ex- 
tra early. Pint, 
.15; quart, .25; 
peck, #1.50; 
bushel, $5.00. 

First and Best. 
Our stock of this 
pea is selected 
with a view to 
earliness, length 
of pod, size of 
pea, even-ripen- 
ing and produc- 
tiveness. One of 
the best of the 
earlies. Height 
about 2.% ft. Pint, 
.15; quart, .25; 
peck, $1.50 ; 
bushel, $5.00. 

Farquhar's Pro- 
li fic Early. 
The largest pod- 
ded of all extra 
early varieties. 
Superior to First 
and Best in length 
of pod, number 
of peas in the 
pod and number 
of pods to the 
vine. Pint, .20; 
qt., .30; peck, 
#1.75; bushel, 
$6.00. 
Surprise. Resem- 
bling in vine, size 
and shape of the 
pod, and ripening 
with Maud S. and 
Alaska; tender 
quality and deli- 
cate flavor. Seed 
small, green, 
wrinkled, height 
2 ft. Pint, .20; 
qt, .35; peck, 
$2.00; bushel,. 
$7.00. 
Sutton's Excelsior. A dwarf, early Marrowfat Pea, growing about 16 to 18 inches high. Vine is very similar to 
Stratagem, pod is large and well filled with delicious flavored peas. Ready for picking with Nott's Excelsior. 
A Pea of decided merit. Pint, .20; qt., .35 • peck, #2.00; bush., $7.00. 
Gradus or Prosperity. Large, handsome pods resembling Telephone in size and shape, well filled with large 
peas, ripening with the earliest. Ripening very quickly, the pods must be picked as soon as fit for the table. 
Habit vigorous, very quick to germinate and push to maturity; foliage large, pale green in color; pods long, 
straight, slightly rounded at the point. The best extra early wrinkled variety ever introduced, and by far the 
most desirable variety for the home garden. Height, 3 ft. Pint, .30; qt., .50; peck, $3. 00; bush., #10.00. 
Thomas Laxton. (New.) Very similar to Gradus, being a cross between that variety and one of the extra earlies. 
In our trial ground we found it several days later than Gradus, but hardier and fully more prolific. Peas 
wrinkled and quality the best. Pods are very large and contain on an average eight to ten peas. Pint, 
qt., .50; peck, #3.00; bush., $10 00. 




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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



EXTRA EARLY AND EARLY PEAS. 

!Nott's Excelsior. The best dwarf wrinkled pea. It is so hardy and vigorous that it may be safely planted nearly 
or quite as early in spring as the smooth varieties, and will mature almost as soon; and the superior flavor of a 
wrinkled pea to a smooth pea needs no comment. It is frequently ready for the table in 45 days from sowing. 
Pods are square and chunky, containing from 7 to 9 large peas, packed so closely that they are more nearly square 
than round. The peas are at all times tender and of fine flavor. In sweetness and quality this variety is unsur- 
passed. The vines grow to a uniform height of about 1 foot. Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $2 25; bush., $&. 00. 

American Wonder. A very dwarf and remarkably fine wrinkled variety, extra early, producing a multitude of 
large, very closely filled pods; flavor delicious ; height about nine inches. Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $2.00; bush., $7- 5°- 

McLean's Little Gem. A dwarf green wrinkled pea; rich and sugary; very early, and every way excellent; 
height about 1 foot. Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $2.00; bush., $7.00. 

Premium Gem. Seed green, wrinkled, hardy and prolific. Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $2.00; bush., $7.00. 

Petit Pois, or Small Early French. Pick when young; 4 ft. Pint, .20; qt., .30; peck, #1.75; bush., $6.50. 

Carter's Daisy or Dwarf Telephone. A dwarf sort, bearing handsome peas of the best quality; pod frequently 
5 inches long; remarkably well filled, often containing 10 peas. Pint, .20; qt., .35 ; peck, $2.00; bush., $7.50. 

Duke of York. Height, 2 x / 2 feet, bearing handsome pods of superior quality. Two or three weeks earlier than 
Champion of England. Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $2.00; bush., $7.00. 

MEDIUM PEAS. 

McLean's Advancer. Our stock of this invalu- 
able Pea is of unsurpassed excellence; its fine 

characteristics being retained by careful selection. 

A dwarf, green, wrinkled marrow pea, with nu- 
merous long, well-filled pods. Height, 2 ft. Pint, 

.15; qt., .25; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00. 
Horsford's Market Garden. On the style of 

Advancer; very productive and even cropper; 

pods large and numerous; delicious flavor. Pint, 

.15 ; qt., .25 ; peck, #1.25; bush., $4-5°- 
Everbearing. Habit branching; should be sown 

thin ; excellent variety ; pods fully three inches 

long. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00. 
Abundance. Of dwarf bushy habit; pods are full 

and numerous; quality excellent; height, 2 ft. 

Pint, .15 ; qt., .25 ; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00. 
Heroine. Green, wrinkled variety; peas very ten- 
der, rich, sugary flavor; height 2V2 ft. Pint, .20; 

qt., .30; peck, $1.75; bush., $6.00. 
Juno. Pods thick ; filled from stem to tip ; wrinkled ; 

delicious; 2 ft. Pint, .20; qt., .30; peck, $1.75; 

bush., $6.00. 
Melting Sugar; Edible-Podded. The pods when 

cooked are eaten like Snap Beans and are very 

sweet and tender; height, 2 1 / 2 ft. Pint, .25; qt., 

.40; peck, $2.00. 

MAIN AND LATE-CROP PEAS. 

•Champion of England. We place this superior 
old variety at the head of this section, as it is un- 
surpassed in flavor, sweetness, and general ex- 
cellence; our stock is maintained pure by careful 
selection and is unexcelled; vines over 4 ft. high. 
Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.25; bush., $4.50. 

Stratagem, Cox's Improved. Carefully selected 
stock. A Pea of extraordinary merit ; habit branch- 
ing and stocky; the vines are covered with full 
pods of great size; flavor melting and delicious; 
one of the best; height 2 ft. Pint, .25; qt., .40; 
peck, $2.25; bush., $8.50. 

TELEPHONE. A tall and very robust grower, bearing 
pods closely filled and of unusual length ; remark- 
ably productive. Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $2.00; bush., $7.00. 

Reliance. A superior variety. Superb flavor and tender. Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $2.00; bush., $7.00. 

Duke of Albany. (American Champion.) Very large, we'll filled pods; of vigorous growth and a remarkable 
cropper; height, 5 ft. Pint, .20; qt., .35 ; peck, $2 00; bush., $7 00. 

Pride OF THE Market. Wrinkled, robust; enormous yielder; 2 ft. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.75; bush., $6.00. 

Sharpe's Queen. Of vigorous branching habit, it needs to be sown thinly. Pods long, slightly curved, well filled 
with large peas of most delicious flavor. Its beauty, productiveness, and fine quality combined make it exceedingly 
popular. Height, 2'/ 2 ft-5 seed dark green, wrinkled. Pint, .20; qt., .35; peck, $1.75 ; bush., $6.50. 

YORKSHIRE Hero. A hardy, productive Pea about 20 inches high. Peas of good quality, remaining a long time in 
condition for use. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00. 

Shropshire Hero. Vines average 20 to 30 inches long, bearing a great abundance of large, handsome pods well 
filled with Peas of superior flavor. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.50; bush., $5.00. 

White Marrowfat. An old sort; very hardy. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, #1.25; bush., #4.00. 

Black-Eyed Marrowfat. Very popular and hardy; 3 ft. Pint, .15; qt., .25; peck, $1.25 ; bush., $4.00. 

Large packets of all varieties, 10 cts. each postpaid. 




Pea. Nott's Excelsior. 



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27 



POTATOES. 

PRICES SUBJECT TO VARIATIONS OF THE MARKET. 








A good, sandy loam pro- 
duces the best potatoes, but 
they can be grown on all 
kinds of soil. New or pas- 
ture land, with the turf 
freshly turned, produces the 
finest crop. Make furrows 
of good depth, three feet 
apart. Scatter a liberal 
dressing of phosphate or de- 
cayed stable manure along 
the drill, and set the seed 
about ten inches apart in the 
rows. Cover with about two 
inches of soil, and begin to 
cultivate when the plants are 
well up. At each successive 
hoeing, bring additional soil 
about the plants. A change 
of seed is the best antidote 
for disease. Four barrels 
are sufficient to platit one acre 
in drills. 



New Queen. 



The Bovre. An excellent, very early sort, much resembling the Queen in shape and color. It matures just after 
the Ohio and Fortune. A good cropper, and growing good-sized tubers under high cultivation. The experimental 
stations speak well of its cropping properties and earliness. Among the best of the extra earlies. Prices, bbl., 
$4.50; bush., $2.00; peck, .60. 

Early Norther This is one of our standard early varieties and was originated in Aroostook County. It is a 
seedling from the Early Rose, which it closely resembles in shape and color, but is still earlier and very much 
more prolific. It has strong, vigorous habits of growth, and is of fine eating quality, cooking dry and mealy, 
whether baked or boiled. We especially recommend it to large growers for the early market trade. Prices, bbl., 
$4.00: bush., $2.00; peck, .60. 

New Queen. A grand potato, resembling Beauty of Hebron in appearance, color, size, and shape, but much 
earlier and a heavy yielder, with very few small potatoes. In quality it is excellent, the flesh being pure 
white and of the dry, mealy texture so much desired in a table potato. This potato will do well in all localities. 
The tubers will not grow strong in winter like some other varieties. It is a popular market variety, and sells at 
a high price for family and hotel trade. Prices, bbl., $4.00; bush., $1.75; peck, .50. 



Greex Mountain. This 
variety originated in Ver- 
mont, and has become 
very popular in many 
sections. It is oval in 
shape, white skin, sec- 
ond early, and a large 
yielder. In quality it 
ranks next to the Snow- 
flake. We have raised 
an exceptionally fine 
crop of this variety on 
our farm this season, and 
have found it excellent in 
both quality and yield; 
free from rot. We can 
recommend it fully to all 
our customers. Prices, 
bbl., $4.00; bush., 
$1.75; peck, .50. 

Early Fortune. In form 
and color it resembles the 
Early Rose, but in qual- 
ity surpasses it. It is a 
very handsome potato, 
and a splendid cropper. 
A favorite with New Jer- 
sey planters. Prices, bbl., 
$4.50: bush., $2.00; 
peck, .60. 




Green Mountain. 
Potatoes continued on page 28. 



28 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



POTATOES— Continued. 







LADY FINGER POTATO. 

The genuine old-fashioned New England baking variety. Per lb., .20; lb., postpaid, .30; peck, $1.00; bush., $3.00 

Prolific Rose. The vines are stockier than its parent, and the tubers slightly redder on the seed end. It is 
apparently the best cropper of all the Rose seedlings. Those who plant it will not only be pleased with their fine 
crop, but with the laige size and good shape of the potatoes. Prices, bbl., $4.25; bush., $2.00; peck, .60 

Freeman. Introduced by William Henry Maule, who says: "The finest flavored potato in the market. Wherever 
once tried will be used for table purposes to the exclusion of all other varieties. Not quite as early as the Early 
Ohio. Undoubtedly the best ever put into the hands of the American potato grower." With us it has proved 
worthy of the above description and has grown very smooth and even-sized tubers of the finest cooking qualities. 
Prices, bbl., $4.50; bush., $2.00; peck, .60. 

Beauty of Hebron. An old and popular variety; very prolific. Skin smooth, slightly tinged with pink about the 
eyes, but becoming pure white during the winter. An early, rapidly-growing variety of excellent quality, and a 
good keeper. Cooks dry and mealy, sound and solid to the core. A standard market variety. Prices, bbl., 
$4.00; bush., $1.75; peck, .50. 

Early Rose. An old and well-known variety. Early and productive. Our crop this season is exceptionally fine. 
Prices, bbl., $4.00; bush., $1.75; peck, .50. 

Carman III. A seedling from seedlings raised through several generations by the experienced originator, whose 
name it bears. It is of the shapeliest form, and even in droughty seasons its perfect shape is retained. The 
eyes are shallow and few in number. Both skin and flesh are of extreme whiteness. It is a perfect keeper. 
Prices, bbl., $4.00; bush., $2.00; peck, .50. 

Carman I. Another triumph of the methods of the experienced originator whose name it bears. It is intermediate 
in ripening and resembles the Rural New Yorker in shape, and also in having few and shallow eyes. The flesh 
is peculiarly white and the quality perfect. Prices, bbl., $3.75; bush., $1.75; peck, .50. 

Rural New Yorker No. 2. 
lias been grown largely 
by many growers for the 
past few years to their en- 
tire satisfaction. We con- 
sider it one of the best of 
our medium early varieties. 
Prices, bbl., $3.75; bush., 
$1.75; peck, .50. 

SWEET POTATOES. 

ROOTED SLIPS READY IN MAY. 

The young- plants should lie 
set in May in hills about four 
feet apart, and five inches above 
the ground level. A light soil 
and sunny location is preferable. 

LOW NANSEMOM). 
Early; productive; the 
1 for general culture. 
Price per 100, 75 cents. 
By mail, $1.00. 

Carman III. 




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RADISH. ^Rettig.) 

Radishes require a light, loamy soil, moderately fertile, which should be deeply dug and well pulverized. The 
situation should be warm and sheltered. For an early supply sow in January or February in hot-beds, keeping well 
ventilated. In May they may be sown out-of-doors. Successive sowings should be made every two weeks. Radishes 
to be crisp and tender should make a rapid growth. One ounce of seed to one hundred feet of drill; ten pounds an acre. 



Early Deep Scarlet, Olive-Shaped, 
Short Leaf. One of the most de- 
sirable varieties for forcing. The 
skin is a very deep bright red color; 
flesh crisp, tender, and of good 
quality. Leaves few, short, and 
small. Pkt., .05; 
•25; lb., .75. 

Earliest Scarlet 
Tu r n 1 p-Root e d . 
The earliest of all; 
about twenty days; 



oz. 



10; 



lb. 



French Forcing 
Non Plus Ultra. 
fit for use in 
short-leaved; 



forcing. 
.25; lb., 



brilliant red; excellent for 
Pkt., .05; oz., .10; V± lb., , 
.85. 

Earliest Forcing Deep Scarlet 
Turnip-Rooted. Similar to the 
above, but darker. Pkt., .05; oz., 
.10; 1, lb., .20; 11)., .75. 

Early Scarlet Globe. Very attrac- 
tive and beautiful; admirable for 
forcing or out-of-door culture; fine 
globe form with small top; color rich 
deep scarlet; flesh white and tender. 



05; oz., .10; 14 lb., .30; lb. 

Scarlet Turnip-Rooted. 
early, crisp, and beautiful. 
05; oz., .10; ^lb., .20; lb.,- 



or Box. 

pure white; 
, .10; !/i lb., 




Early Scarlet Globe Radish. 



Pkt,. 

$I.OO. 
Early 

Very 

Pkt., . 

.65. 
Early Scarlet Turnip, White- 
Tipped. Very early; for frames or 

out-of-doors. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 

i/i lb., .20; lb., 70. 
Early White Turnip, 

Suitable for forcing; 

sweet. Pkt., .05; oz. 

.25; lb., .85. 
Early French Breakfast. Handsome oval form; color beautiful scarlet with white 

tip; excellent quality; quick in growth and small top. A splendid variety .... 

Early Olive Shaped. Scarlet; very early; for frames or out of-doors 

Early Long Scarlet, Short Top. Very long and crisp; for frames or" open ground, 
Long Brightest Scarlet, White Tip. The most beautiful colored scarlet radish in 

existence. Matures in twenty-five days from time of planting, and continues to be of 

good quality until full grown. Small top. A variety sure to give satisfaction . 
Beckert's Chartier. Clear rose with white point; grows very even; crisp and tender, 
Wood's Frame. An early Flalf-Long Scarlet. Much used for forcing; handsome 

Long Black Winter, or Spanish. A popular winter sort 

Round Black Winter, or Spanish. Fine keeper during winter 

White Giant Stuttgart Winter. The finest white winter variety ...... 



Pkt. 



O2 



lb. 



Lb. 



.05 


.10 


.20 


.70 


.05 


.10 


.20 


65 


.05 


.10 


.20 


60 


.05 


.10 


•25 


75 


.05 


.10 


.25 


•75 


•OS 


.10 


•25 


«5 


•05 


.10 


.25 


75 


•05 


.10 


.20 


65 


.05 


.10 


.25 


75 



SPINACH. {Spinat.) 

This is best developed and most tender and succulent when grown in very rich soil. For summer use sow early 
in spring in drills fifteen inches apart, and make successive sowings every two weeks. For spring use sow in Sep- 
tember, and cover lightly in November with light litter. One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill ; 10 to 12 lbs. an acre. 
Round Thick-Leaved. A standard sort; equally good for early spring or fall sowing; pkt. Oz. 

leaves are thick, succulent, and tender 05 .10 

Long-Standing. Of delicious, tender quality; dark green '.05 .10 

Savoy-Leaved, or Bloomsdale. Large, tender, curled leaves; fine 05 .10 

Victoria. Anew variety with thick dark green leaves. The best long standing Spinach, .05 .10 

Lettuce-Leaved. A popular variety; very tender 05 .10 

Prickly Seeded. Very hardy and vigorous; leaves arrow-shaped 05 .10 

New Zealand. Makes a low spreading plant from which delicious, tender greens can 
be gathered the entire summer. May be started in a hot-bed and transplanted or sown 
out-of-doors when the ground is warm, allowing two feet between the plants . . . .05 .15 



U lb. 
■15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 



Lb. 

•35 

•35 

.40 

• 35 
•35 
•35 



■3^ 



1. 00 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 

SQUASH. (Speise Kurblss.) 

Being somewhat tender, Squashes should not be planted till all danger from frost has passed. They delight in 
a warm, thoroughly pulverized, very rich soil. Plant in hills in May, mixing with the soil in each hill a shovelful or 
two of rotted manure. For bush varieties the hills should be from five to six feet apart, for running sorts ten feet 
apart. Put eight or ten seeds in each hill, and when well grown thin, leaving two or three of the strongest plants 
in each hill. Smalt [seeded sorts, one ounce to fifty hills ; large seeded sorts, one ounce to fifteen hills. 




Early Summer Crookneck Squash. 



The Delicious. A new variety, surpassing all others. Its color is almost uniformly of a pkt. Oz. )i lb. Lb. 
green shade, with occasionally a blue specimen, it being just about as pure in this respect 
as was the original Hubbard. In size it also closely follows the original Hubbard, which 
weighed between five and ten pounds. In thickness of flesh it surpasses nearly every 
variety, the color being a dark orange. For table use no squash compares with it in its 
remarkable combination of fineness and compactness of grain, dryness, sweetness, and 
exceeding richness of flavor. It is a fall and winter squash, being excellent at all seasons, 
but like the old Hubbard, though at any time excellent, does not acquire its best quality 
until winter 05 .20 .60 $2.00 

Early Mammoth White Bush. The best early scalloped summer sort 05 .10 .30 1.00 

Early Golden Custard. Scalloped, early; golden yellow; excellent 05 .10 .25 .00 

Early Summer Crookneck or Wartkd. The best flavored of the early bush Squashes; 

bright yellow in color; fruits average twelve inches long 05 .to .25 .90 

Strickler Bush. A large growing type of summer Crookneck; fine quality 05 .10 .30 1.00 

Boston Marrow. Larger and somewhat later than the preceding; good keeper and of ex- 
cellent flavor 05 .10 .30 1. 00 

Early Prolific or Orange Marrow. A very superior strain of Marrow, excelling in 
earliness, productiveness, and keeping qualities. Handsome color, medium size, high col- 
ored, orange flesh, fine grained and dry when cooked ; a most desirable fall Squash . . .05 .15 .40 1.25 

Essex Hard Shell Turban or Hybrid. A cross between American Turban and Hub- 
bard, combining the superior qualities of both these excellent sorts. Rich in flavor, fine 
grained and sweet. Flesh thick, rich colored and solid. Acknowledged to be one of the 
leading winter sorts and an excellent keeper 05 .15 .50 1.50 

The Warren. Similar to Essex Hybrid, but the shell is generally harder and thicker than 

that excellent sort, and the color a richer and deeper orange 05 .20 .50 1.75 

The Golden Bronze. Size averaging from eight to ten pounds; color, a dark, grayish 
green; flesh an exceedingly bright golden yellow; fine grained, very sweet, and of delicious 
flavor. Easy in maturing, a good keeper, and yielding largely of squashes of very uniform 
size and appearance. A squash combining the qualities desired for the table and pies . . .03 .15 .50 1.50 

M \rblemead. A great favorite; outer skin a light blue; flesh a remarkable combination of 

sweetness, dryness, and delicious flavor .05 .15 .40 1.25 

Canada Crookneck. Small, well-known winter sort; green skin 05 .10 .25 .90 

Winter Crookneck. Good keeper; bugs or bores rarely trouble the two latter sorts . . .05 .10 .25 .90 



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SQUASH — Continued. 

Yellow Mammoth. Grows to an enormous size, often weighing nearly two hundred Pkt. ° z - -i lb - Lb - 

pounds; requires high cultivation 10 .20 .60 $2.00 

Vegetable Marrow. For summer use; favorite English bush squash; cream color, white 

10 .10 .75 2.;o 



flesh 



Bay State. Exceedingly heavy, excellent quality, superior keeper, abundantly productive 
and extremely early. In the shape of its fruit and its habit of growth, it is very similar to 
Essex Hybrid, embodying the good features of that sort. In color its shell is green, adapt- 
ing it to markets demanding a green squash for winter use; the meat is bright golden yel- 
low in color, very attractive, dry, and of exquisite flavor when cooked, unexcelled for pies 
or to serve with boiled vegetables 05 

Sibley or Pike's Peak. Shell pale green, very hard and flinty. Flesh solid and thick, 
brilliant orange in color, and of a dry, rich, delicate flavor. Average weight, five pounds. 
A little later than Hubbard in maturing 05 .15 .40 

Hubbard. The most popular winter Squash; color dark olive green; flesh very rich, fine 

grained and dry. An excellent keeper — in condition from September to May 05 .15 .40 

Chicago Warted Hubbard. Differs from the well-known Hubbard in appearance, being 

rather more heavily warted. An excellent strain worthy of cultivation .05 .15 .40 



15 .40 1.25 



1.25 



1 .2; 




Hubbard Squash. 

NEW TOMATO. 

Hubert's Marvel. This variety is a selection from Stirling Castle. The fruit is perfectly round, of medium size, 
and produces in very large clusters. Plants grown, at Doyle Nurseries, trained on single leaders, produced 10 
pounds of fruit each. The growth is very short jointed and was-quite free from disease. Admitted by all local 
growers who have seen it to be the best Tomato grown. Per packet, 25 cents 



WE DELIVER FREE ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES 

To any Post Office, Railroad Express Office or Station, 
At our Option, 

ALL VEGETABLE AND FLOWEK SEEDS 

By the Packet, Ounce, l 4 pound, V2 pound, and pound 



ALSO 



Flowering Bulbs at Single and Dozen Rates and Books. 

If pints and quarts of Peas, Beans, and Corn are wanted, post or express paid, please remit extra 
at the rate of 8 cents per pint and 15 cents per quart. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



TOMATO. (Liebes Apfel.) 



Sow thinly about the first week in March in a hot-bed, greenhouse, window, or sitting- room, where the temperature is 
never below 6o°. When two inches high set out the plants in boxes, about four inches apart, or pot singly. About the first of June 
thev may be transferred to the open ground. Set them deeply, four feet apart, and a shovelful of rotted manure should be mixed 
in the earth of each hill. If the vines are trained on trellis the fruit will be finer and larger. 




Tomato, Stirling Castle. 
Stirling Castle. We have a specially selected stock of this variety. The best cropping pkt. 

sort of all the round fruited varieties. Excellent for forcing as well as out-door culture. Fruit 
is of medium size, reddish scarlet in color, and of very delicious flavor. A variety which sets very 

freely, and one we can thoroughly recommend .25 

The Rochford. A grand forcing Tomato, combining great productiveness with excellent 
form and splendid quality. The fruit is round, perfectly smooth, medium size, and of a deep rich 
scarlet color. Flesh very solid, something of much importance in a forcing Tomato. The fruit is 

produced on bunches which average six to ten fruit each i^ 

Spark's Earliana. The earliest and most prolific large Tomato. Color a beautiful red, 

handsome, uniform, remarkably solid and productive 10 

Chalk's Early Jewell. An early deep fruited sort, hardy and very solid. Color bright- 
est scarlet, flesh scarlet with few seeds and of very sweet flavor, skin thin 10 

Farquhar's Faultless Early. The standard early Tomato. Uniformly medium size; 
handsome, perfectly round fruit of great density; incomparable ; superior to all other varieties for 

early and main crop 10 

May's Favorite. One of the finest in every respect; very early; smooth and uniform . .10 
Dwarf Champion. Quite distinct and very early; stem upright with few branches; beautiful solid 

fruit close to the stem 10 

Freedom. An extra early ; bright scarlet, smooth, round, and handsome 10 

Frogmore. One ofthe best early scarlet Tomatoes for early forcing or outdoor culture. Free setter, 

heavv cropper, medium, uniform, and smooth 10 

Sutton's Best of All. An excellent sort for forcing, or early outdoor crop. Sets freely and an 

immense cropper. C< lor, deep scarlet 10 

Livingstone's Magnus. Unsurpassed in quality and in the production of fine, large fruits. The 

form is perfect, uniform, large, and attractive; flesh very firm ; heavy cropper . . . 10 

President Cleveland. Excelling all others in solidity, smoothness, and fine quality ; evenly large ; 

ripens clear up to ihe stem, and first class in every respeci ; wonderfully productive .05 

Stone. Livingstone. Larsje, perfectly smooth, scarlet; one of the best 05 

Beauty. Livingstone. Pinkish red; larye, smooth, thick Mesh 05 

Favorite. Livingstone. One of the handsomest ; very smooth 05 

Perfection. Livingstone. Early ; evenly lartje, and very productive 05 

Lorillard. Early; bright glossy red, fine flavor - 05 

Acme. Medium; red, smooth, and very fine 05 

Trophy. Large; very solid, productive, and keeps well 05 

Ponderosa. Late and very large; remarkably solid ; not smooth 10 

Golden Queen. Yellow; medium size; fine; remarkably attractive 10 

Peach. Resembles the Peach in color; small ; good for preserves 10 

Plum. Yellow, oval, small size; used for preserves 10 

Pear, or Fig. Bright red, pear-shape, small ; for preserves 10 

Rhd Cherry. Used for preserves; small, round fruit 10 

Cukrant, or Grape. Very small, bright red fruit in clusters 10 

Strawberry, or Ground Cherry. Physalis alkekengi. The fruit, which grows in a husk, will 

keep all winter; makes an excellent preserve 10 

TOMATO PLANTS. .30 per doz.; $2.00 per 100. Ready in June. Dwarf Champion, Perfection 



Oz. 



.40 



.40 
.40 



J£ lb. Lb. 



$1.50 
2.00 



35 


1. 00 


$3-5° 


3° 


•S5 


3.00 


35 


1. 00 


3 50 


30 


•«S 


3. CO 



'•25 



4.00 
4.00 



4.00 



• 2 5 


•75 


250 


•25 


•75 


2.50 


•25 


•75 


2.50 


•25 


•75 


2.50 


.25 


•75 


2.50 


25 


•/:> 


2.50 


•25 


•75 


2.50 


•25 


•75 


2.50 


•50 


1 50 


5.00 


•30 


1 .00 


3.00 


•30 


1. 00 


3.00 


•30 


1. 00 


3.00 


•30 


1. 00 


3.00 


•30 


1. 00 


3.00 


•50 


1.50 


4-5o 


.40 


1.25 


4.00 


, AND 


Stone. 





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Purple Top White Globe Turnip. 

Purple Top White Globe. Very early; very fine grained; 

beautiful in appearance ; tender and delicious. Pkt., .05 ; 

oz., .10; y 4 lb. .20; lb., .50. 
White Globe. Large English white variety; quick grower. 

Pkt., .05; oz., .10; y 4 lb., 20; lb., .50. 
Yellow Aberdeen. Yellow; solid; fine quality; keeps well. 

Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 1 / i lb., .20; lb., .50. 
Yellow Stone, or Globe. Of large size; flesh yellow; fine 

fall sort. Pkt , .05; oz., .10; V* lb., .20; lb., .50. 
Cowhorn, or Long White. Form oblong ; flesh white; early 

and very good. Pkt., .05; oz., 10; J / 4 lb., .25; lb., .75. 

RUTA-BAGA, or SWEDISH TURNIP. 

American Purple Top. A strain of purple top yellow. The 
roots grow to a large size and are of the finest quality, short 
neck and small top, Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 1 /i lb., .20; lb., .60. 

Budlong's White Swede. Grown from selected roots, the 
best of this section; very sweet; excellent flavor and keeps 
well. Pkt,, 0.5; oz., .10; '/^ lb., .20; lb., .50. 

Sweet German. White flesh; sweet, and fine flavor; good 
keeper. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 2 /4 lb., .20; lb., .50. 

White French. Similar to Sweet German, but larger. Pkt., 
.05; oz., .10; V4 lb., .20; lb., .50. 

Shamrock. Yellow flesh; solid as a rock; remarkably fine 
flavor; neck short; a very heavy cropper and one of the best. 
Pkt., .05; oz.,.10; !/4 lb., .20; lb. .50. 

BOOKS ON VEGETABLE GARDENING. 

Postpaid at prices quoted. 

Gardening for Profit. Henderson. $1.50. 

Success in Market Gardening. Rawson. $1.00. 

Principles of Vegetable Gardening. Bailey. $1.25. 

Vegetable Gardening. Green. $1.00. 

Kitchen Garden Planting Table, mailed upon application. 



TARRAGON PLANTS. 

French Estragon. Plants of our own growing 
of the genuine French Tarragon. The leaves 
impart a delicious flavor to salads, soups, pickles, 
etc. Plants, well established, 25 cents each; 
dozen, $2 50. By mail, 5 cents each extra. 

TURNIP. {Rube.) 

For early Turnips, sow as soon as the ground 
is dry enough. Fall Turnips may be sown from 
the iirst week in July to the end of September. 
Ruta-bagas should be sown in June or early in 
July, in drills eighteen inches apart. Turnips 
should be thinned when large enough, six to nine 
inches apart in the drills, according to size. Sow- 
ings should be done before rain, if possible. The 
soil should be rich and well worked. One ounce 
will sow one hundred and fifty feet of drill ; two 
pounds will sozv an acre in drills ; one pound will 
sow an acre broadcast. 

Purple Top White Flat, Strap-Leaf. A 
popular sort for early and fall sowing ; flesh 
white, tender, and very sweet. Pkt., .05; oz., 
.10; 1/4 lb., .20; lb., .50. 

White Top Flat. Early, smooth, white, fine. 
Pkt., .05 ; oz., .10; y± lb., .20; lb., .50. 

Extra Early W t hite Milan. The most beau- 
tiful white variety in cultivation and one of the 
earliest to mature. The roots are very smooth; 
small tops; flesh tender and sweet. Adapted 
for growing in cold frames. Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 
1 /i lb., .30; lb., $1.00. 

Purple Top Milan, The earliest and best of the 
Flat Turnips; white with purple top; delicious 
quality; small, compact strap leaves Pkt., .05 ; 
oz., .10; V4lt>., .25; lb., .75. 

White Egg. Oval ; remarkably handsome; sweet. 
Pkt., .05; oz., .10; 1 / i lb., .20; lb , .60. 




Improved American Purple Top Ruta-Bag 



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RHUBARB. (Rhabarber.) 
A deep, rich soil, trenched to the depth of two feet, is best for Rhubarb 

Pkt. 

Linnaeus. Early, large, tender 05 

• • ■ ■ 05 



Victoria. Large, late, good old sort 
Monarch. The best sort; very tender 



It is usually propagated from plants. 

Roots. 
Oz. i^ lb. Lb. Each. Doz. 100. 

.50 #1.75 



•°5 



20 
20 

25 



.25 #2.50 #15.00 



•5° 

•75 



i-7S 

2.00 



•25 
•35 



2.50 
3-5° 



15.00 
20.00 



SALSIFY, OR OYSTER PLANT. 



{Haferwurzel.} 

A most delicious vegetable. It is used stewed, boiled, or fried, and sometimes as a salad. When cooked it has 
an oyster flavor. Cultivation the same as for Carrots or Parsnips. An ounce will sow fifty feet. 

Pkt. Oz 

05 15 

°5 - x 5 



Mammoth Sandwich Island. True. Large and superior; very fine flavor 
Long White French. Delicious when cooked; roots of medium size 



■i lb. Lb. 
.50 #1.50 
.40 I.25 



SEA KALE. (Meerkohl.) 



Sow one inch deep in drills; thin to six inches; transplant the following spring three feet apart. 
Sea Kale. The blanched shoots are used like Asparagus; very tender . . Pkt., .05; oz., .30; ^ lb., .85; lb., $3.00 

SWEET, POT, AND MEDICINAL HERBS. 





Pkt. 


Oz. 




Pkt. 


Oz. 




Pkt. Oz. 




Pkt. 


Oz. 


Anise . . . . 


•°5 


•IS 


Caraway 


. .05 


.IO 


Lavender . 


.IO .39 


Sage . . . 


• -05 


•IS 


Arnica . . 


• -15 


I. OO 


Catnip . . 


. .10 


•50 


Lovage . . , 


.25 1.00 


Sorrel . . 


. .05 


.20 


Balm . . . 


.05 


.30 


Coriander 


. .05 


.IO 


Marjoram . 


.05 .20 


Summer 






Basil . . 


. .05 


.20 


Dill . . . 


• .05 


.20 


Pennyroyal 


.25 1.00 


Savory . 


. .05 


•1.5 


Borage . . 


•°5 


.20 


Fennel . . 


• .05 


.IO 


ROSEMARY . 


.10 .40 


Thyme . . 


. .10 


•30 


Burnett 


• -05 


•is 


HOREHOUND 


. .05 


•25 


Rue . . . 


•°5 -15 


Wormwood 


• .05 


•25 


Camomilla 


.10 


•75 


Hyssop . . 


. .05 


• 2 5 


Saffron . . 


.05 .10 









HIGH GRADE GRASS SEEDS ARE A LEADING FEATURE WITH US. 

(See pages 35-40.) 




^^a^lrtAi> r LAWN Gras « SEfcP 

fA 5* IS UNSURPASSED FOR PRODUCING 

FINE, CLOSE, ENDURING SWARD OF VELVETY GREEN 



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FARQUHAR'S EVERGREEN 
LAWN GRASS. 





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A Partial View of the Celebrated Lawn on the Estate of Mr. Walter Hunnewell, Wellesley, Mass., the Product of 

Farquhar's Evergreen Lawn Grass Seed. 

Our Grasses for Lawns are celebrated for producing a perfect, rich, deep-green sward from early spring till 
late in fall. The varieties are specially selected, tested, and blended, and the lawns made from cur formulas are 
unsurpassed anywhere for beauty and color. As a result of our care in invariably furnishing clean, pure, fresh Lawn 
Seed, our trade in this specialty is enormous. We annually furnish seed for the parks and gardens of Boston, and 
ship large quantities to Newport, Lenox, Bar Harbor, and other leading summer resorts. 

Mrs. W. V. CHAPIN, Pomfret, Conn., Oct. i, 1904, writes: 

'' Some grass seed bought of you last spring has been wonderfully fine. I wish you could see my thick, green, 
grassy walk, 1,200 feet long, under some apple trees. This ' St. Dorothy's ' path is along a stone wall, and hardy 
perennials are opposite side from apple trees, and your grass seed made a beautiful path even this first year." 

FARQUHAR'S EVERGREEN LAWN GRASS. 

One quart will sow 300 square feet. Price per quart, 20 cents; by mail, 25 cents. 
Four quarts will sow 1,200 square feet. Price, 60 cents; by express only. 
One peck will sow 2,400 square feet. Price, $1.00; by express only. 
One bushel (20 lbs.) will sow 10,000 square feet. Price, $4.00; by express or freight. 

Four bushels (80 lbs.) is sufficient for one acre. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



NEW BOSTON PARKS LAWN-SEED. 

We have received from Messrs. Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot their formula used in seeding the beautiful lawns and 
terraces of Boston's new parks. Franklin Park and the Metropolitan parks have been planned by this firm of eminent 
landscape architects, and their formula may be accepted as the best which experience can suggest. 
62 lbs., sufficient for one acre (43,560 square ft.), $15.00 I 16 lbs., sufficient for one- quarter acre (10,890 sq. ft.). $4.00 
31 lbs., sufficient for one-half acre (21,780 sq. ft.), 7.50 | I lb., sufficient for joo sq.ft., $.30; by mail . . .40 




SPECIAL GRASS SEED MIXTURES. 

Quart, .Jj; by mail, .45; peck, $z.jo; per bushel of 20 lbs., $j 00. 
FARQUHAR'S MIXTURE FOR SHADY PLACES. 

This is a mixture of extra fine grasses adapted for growing in the shade and under trees. We recommend the 
use of this mixture wherever other grasses have failed to make a close sward. 

FARQUHAR'S "GOLF LINKS" MIXTURE. 

We have supplied several Clubs with this Mixture, which is the result of a careful study of the requirements for 
making beautiful Golf Links, and we do not hesitate to say that it has given entire satisfaction. 

FARQUHAR'S "PUTTING GREEN" MIXTURE. 

The very finest low glowing Grasses are contained in this Mixture, and very hardy. This Mixture will produce 
a beautiful and lasting green turf wherever used, calculated to withstand hard tear and wear. 

FARQUHAR'S "TERRACE MIXTURE." 

A mixture of strong, deep-rooted Grasses for "banks" or "terraces." Although the Grasses are strong and 
deep rooted, they will produce a fine green velvety appearance, and also prevent washing away during heavy rains. 



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FARM AND FIELD SEEDS. 

Prices Subject to Market Fluctuation. 



We sell t 
paring prices 
germination. 



he finest quality of new crop Grass and Clover seeds; selected, recleaned, tested. Customers in corn- 
should bear in mind that there are several grades in the trade, according to weight, purity, and 

GRASSES. 

Timothy or Herds Grass. Phleum Pratense. This Grass 
is usually considered and treated as a short-lived peren- 
nial, and hence is the best grass to grow in a short rota- 
tion. It succeeds best on moist loams and clays naturally 
rich in humus or on those which have been heavily man- 
ured. It grows in loose tufts, with few short leaves, so 
that Red Top or Red Clover should be sown with it to fur- 
nish heavy bottom growth of leaves. Sow one-half bushel 
per acre if alone. (45 lbs. per bushel.) Per bushel, $2.50. 

RED Top. Agrostes vulgaris. A good permanent Grass, 
which grows naturally in cold wet soils. It should be 
grown in cultivation in similar situations. A perennial 
with long creeping stems and underground runners; one of 
the best bottom grasses bearing large numbers of fine root 
leaves, making it invaluable for sowing with erect tufted 
Grasses, such as Orchard and Timothy, filling in between 
the clumps and producing a continuous turf. Sow four 
bushels per acre if alone. (10 lbs. per bushel.) Per lb., 
10 cents; per bushel, .85; 100 lbs., $8.00. 

Red Top. Clean Seed. Chaff and weeds sifted out; pure 
fancy seed. We recommend this to all who desire the 
best results, as its absolute purity and excellence insure 
satisfaction for farm, park, or lawn. Excellent for re- 
storing worn-out swards. Per lb., 15 cents; 100 lbs., 
$12 00. 




Timothy. 

Kentucky Blue. PoaPratensis. Known as June Grass. 
A perennial, especially adapted to dry limestone soils, 
but will thrive on any good ground which is not too wet. 
Very nutritious, hardy, and early. Sow three bushels 
per acre if alone. (14 lbs. per bushel.) Lb., 15 cents; 
100 lbs., $12.00. 

Rhode Island Bent. Agroslis canina. A bottom Grass, 
suitable for using with tufted varieties. Hardy and early 
and a grass that will withstand heat and dry weather. 
Sweet and nutritious and relished by all kinds of stock. 
Sow 4 bushels per acre if alone. (10 lbs. per bushel.) 
Per lb., 30 cents; per bushel, $2.50; 100 lbs., $22.50. 

Orchard. Dactylis glotnerata. A deep rooted perennial, 
growing in tufts. A strong, vigorous grower, which suc- 
ceeds best on rich lands or clayey soils. Should be cut 
for hay at the time of first flowering. Sow three bushels 
per acre if alone. (14 lbs. per bushel.) Per lb., 25 
cents; per bushel, $2.50; 100 lbs., $15.00. 

Tall Oat Grass. Avena elatior. A perennial which grows 
in loose tufts and throws up an abundance of leaves and 
tall stalks. Succeeds best on rich upland soils, and when 
once established is a great drought resistcr. Early. 
Makes its heaviest growth the second year. Per lb., 35 
cents; per 100 lbs., $25.00. 




Orchard Grass. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



GRASSES — Continued. 

Italian Rye Grass. Lolium Italicum. A biennial which 
grows in broad, compact tufts, producing a large number 
of stalks from a single root. Succeeds best in warm, 
rich, moist soils. A rapid grower and a good crop to rid 
land of weeds, as it quickly overtops them, preventing 
them from ripening seeds. Sow three bushels per acre. 
(22 lbs. per bushel). Lb., 15 cents; 100 lbs., $9.00. 

Perennial Rye Grass. Lohum perenne. A perennial 
forming large and broad tufts. Grows best on stiff, wet 
soils, and on heavy clays or marshy lands where the soil is 
good it is one of the best pasture Grasses. (24 lbs. per 
bushel.) Lb., 12 cents; 100 lbs., $8.50. 

Meadow Fescue. Festuca pralensis. A perennial which 
succeeds best on rich, moist loams. A heavy yielder 
and also an excellent pasture Grass. (15 lbs. per bushel.) 
Per lb., 15 cents; per 100 lbs., $12.00. 

Various Leaved Fescue. Festuca Heterophylla. Early, 
hardy perennial two or three feet high. Valuable for per- 
manent pasture. Thriving in high altitudes and in shady 
locations. Per lb., 25 cents; per 100 lbs., $20.00. 

Hard Fescue. Festuca dztriuscula. This splendid Grass 
is found in all the best lawns and permanent pastures; 
invaluable for dry soils; of low, dense-growing habit. 
(14 lbs. per bushel.) Per lb., 15 cents; per 100 lbs., 
$12.00. 

Red or Creeping Fescue. Festuca Rubra. A splendid 
Grass for light sandy soils. Extreme drought resister. 
Valuable in seeding banks and exposed locations, binding 
drifting sands, and as lawn grass for shady spots. Forms 
a very close, durable turf, suitable for putting greens. Per 
lb., 20 cents; per 100 lbs., $15.00. 

Sheep's Fescue. Festuca ovina. Of dense growth; ex- 
cellent for dry situations and sheep pastures. Sow two 
and a half bushels per acre. (12 lbs. per bushel.) Per 
lb., 15 cents; per 100 lbs. $12.00. 

Fine Leaved Sheep's Fescue. Festuca ovina ten.uifolia. 
A very fine-leaved Grass; dwarf inhabit. Will succeed 
in dry, high locations and inferior soils. Hardy and 
durable. Per lb., 30 cents; 100 lbs., $25.00. 



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Tall Fescue. 




Red Fescue. 



Tall Fescue. Festuca elatior. Excellent for permanent 
pastures on moist soils on which it yields immensely. 
Cattle and stock eat it greedily. (15 lbs. per bushel.) 
Per lb., 25 cents; per 100 lbs., $20.00. 

Crested Dog's Tail. Cynosurus cristatus. A perennial 
valued for its dwarf habit and its hardiness. (28 lbs. 
per bushel.) Per lb., 40 cents; per 100 lbs., $30.00. 

Sweet Vernal, True Perennial. Invaluable in lawns 
on account of its very early growth and fragrant odor 
which it imparts to the other grasses in drying. Remains 
green very late. Hardy and permanent. Per lb., 60 cents. 

Reed Canary Grass. Phalaris Arundinacea. A creep- 
ing rooted perennial. Grows in alluvial marshy lands, 
sides of rivers, lakes, ditches, and rivulets. Its seed* 
affords food for trout and wild fowl. A strong growing 
grass, but eaten with apparent relish by cattle and horses 
when cut prior to flowering. Per lb., 65 cents; per ico 
lbs., $45.00. 

Meadow Fox Tail. Aiopecurus pratensis. Very valuable 
in mixtures for permanent pastures exposed to heat and 
drought; early and rapid in growth. (8 lbs. per bushel.) 
Per lb., 30 cents; per 100 lbs., $24.00. 

Rough-Stalked Meadow. Poa trivia lis. An excellent 
permanent Grass to mix with other varieties for moist pas- 
tures. Produces a constant supply of nutritious herbage. 
Suitable for growing in shade. (14 lbs. per bushel.) 
Per lb., 50 cents; per 100 lbs., $36.00. 

Wood Meadow. Poa nemoralis. Well adapted for grow- 
ing under trees and in shaded situations. Dwarf and 
fine growing. Sow two and a half bushels an acre. (14 
lbs. a bushel). Per lb., 40 cents; per 100 lbs., $30.00. 



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39 




GRASSES — Continued. 

Avvnless Brome Grass. Bromits Inermis. A hardy perennial, standing extremes of heat, cold, and drought 
better than any other of our cultivated Grasses. It grows with wonderful rapidity, and produces heavy hay crops 
and luxuriant pasture. The seed should be sown as early in the spring as the ground can be worked. Sow 35 to 
40 lbs. to the acre. Per lb., .15; per 100 lbs., $12.00. 

Water Meadow Grass. Poa aquatica. A creeping rooted perennial, grows in alluvial marshy soils, slow running 
streams, margins of fresh water, lakes, etc. An excellent pasture Grass, for wet situations. Trout and wild ducks 
relish the seeds and young shoots as food. Per lb., .60. 

GRASSES SUITABLE FOR BEACH USE AND FOR MAKING EMBANKMENTS. 

Elymus Arenarius. Sea Land Lyme Grass. A creeping rooted perennial; grows among shifting or blowing 
sea sands, for binding which, along with Ammophila Arundinacea, thereby preventing the encroachments of the 
sea, its numerous strong spreading roots render it most suitable. Per lb., .60; 100 lbs., $45.00. 

Ammophila Arundinacea. Sand or Mat Grass. A creeping rooted perennial which grows naturally among 
shifting sea sands. Adapted for consolidating Sand, Embankments, or Terraces. Per lb.. .40; 100 lbs., $35.00. 

CLOVERS. 

Red Medium. Trifolium pratense. The best Clover for all practical purposes. Succeeds best on rich, warm 
loams, containing humus. Lime and potash are essential for its best development. A biennial, but by close 
pasturage may be made to last several years. Per lb., .20; per 100 lbs., $16.00. 
Mammoth or Large Red Northern. Trifolium pratense. On rich loamy soils this variety grows nearly twice 

as large as the Medium Red Clover, and earlier to start a spring growth. Per lb., .25; 100 lbs., $18.00. 
Alsike or Swedish. Trifolium Hybridum. This Clover will thrive where the soil is quite wet, and will even 
stand flooding without being killed. Productive and sweet and extremely valuable for both pasturage or soil- 
ing. Per lb., .25; per 100 lbs., $20.00.. 
White Clover. Trifolium repens. This Clover should always be sown on permanent or temporary pastures. 
Will grow on any soil, but especially adapted to low meadows, where the surface soil is mellow and rich. 

Sweet and nutritious. Per lb., .25; 100 lbs., $20.00. 
Alfalfa or Lucerne. Medicago saliva. The chief merit of 
Alfalfa is the fact that it can be cut three or four times in a 
season. The soil should be deep, rich, and well prepared. 
It does not succeed on compact clay, nor on land with im- 
pervious subsoil. The roots shoot downwards till they are 
ten to fifteeil feet below the surface, and will therefore resist 
the driest weather. Per lb., .25; per 100 lbs., $18.00. 
Scarlet or Crimson Clover. Trifolium incamaium. This 
annual Clover thrives best on Warm, loose, sandy soil. 
Its chief value is as a winter or early spring pasture crop and 
as a green manure. A rapid growing, nitrogen-storing plant, 
and as such is invaluable for growth in orchards and wherever 
it can occupy the land from July to December. Sow fifteen 
to twenty pounds per acre. May be sown at any time from 
May to October. Per lb., .12; per 100 lbs. N , $9.00. 
Yellow Trefoil. Medicago Lupulina. On very light, dry, 
or poor ground this variety is valuable for a 'sheep pasture. 
Per lb., .15; per 100 lbs., $10.00. 

MILLETS. 

Nothing on the market is as well adapted to cover up shortages in 
hay crops as " Millets." They can be sown up to the end of July, and 
will make a valuable catch crop. 

Millets will yield quick pasturage on almost any soil. They are 
rank feeders, however, and do best on a fertile, mellow soil, which has 
had a liberal application of barnyard manure. Sow in June or July, 
broadcast, one to one and one-half bushels of seed per acre, or drill 
one-half bushel. Cut (if for hay) as soon as the heads are formed^ 

Millet, Hungarian. Panicum Hungariensis. An annual 
forage plant, which germinates readily and withstands 
drought. If cut early, makes an excellent hay, often yielding 
two or three tons per acre. Sow from June to August, using 
about one and one-half bushels to the acre. (48 lbs. per 
bushel.) Per bushel, $1.75. 

Millet, Common. Panicum Miliaceum. Excellent for for- 
age. Requires a dry, light, rich soil. Height, 2%_ to 4 ft. 
(50 lbs. per bushel.) Per bushel, $1.50. 

Millet, German or Golden. Panicum Germanicum. An 
improved variety, growing from three to five feet high. Under 
some circumstances it will yield more per acre than the above. 
(50 lbs. per bushel.) Per bushel, $1.75. 

Millet, Japanese. Panicum Cr us Gali. Imported from Japan 
by Professor Brooks, of the Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege. Has yielded in America about 7 tons dry straw and 90 
bushels of seed per acre. Height, 6 ft. Has numerous side 
leaves and heads a foot in length. The fodder is relished by 
cattle and horses, and the ground seed makes an excellent 
feed for poultry and cattle. Sow one peck per acre. Pound, 
10 cents; per 100 lbs., $6.00. 



Hungarian Millet. 



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GRASSES FOR PERMANENT PASTURES AND MEADOWS. 

Containing only the most suitable Grasses, the proportionate quantity of each being regulated by soil, situation, 
and purpose for which desired. The object to be attained is a constant, successive growth of rich pasturage from 
spring till fall. It is a well-established fact that soils sown with a variety of different grasses which are adapted to 
the soil, and which attain perfection at alternate months from April to September, produce very much /arger and 
more satisfactory crops, both for hay and pasturage, than when only one or two kinds of grasses or clovers are sown. 
The results given by our mixtures have been most satisfactory, and have resulted in a very large increase in our trade 
for same. We unhesitatingly recommend them for use on the largest scale. Fall seeding is preferable, but spring 
sowing will be successful if done early, when the land is cool and moist. In addition to the Grasses, we advise 
sowing 10 lbs. of Mixed Clover Seed per acre. Clovers in their young state are tender in our climate, and should 
therefore be sown in spring, separately, being heavier in weight. 

10 lbs. Mixed Clover Seed sufficient for one acre, $2.00. 

MIXTURES FOR PERMANENT PASTURES FOR ONE ACRE. 



FOR 


GOOD SOILS, COOL AND MOIST. 




8 lbs 


Timothy. 


10 


5 " 


Fancy Red Top. 


5 


4 " 


Orchard Grass. 


5 


5 " 


Perennial Rye Grass. 


%% 


\ " 


Sheep's Fescue. 


2 


iy a " 


Hard Fescue. 


4 


2 •« 


Meadow Fescue. 


1 


2 " 


Tall Oat Grass. 


1 


2 " 


Meadow Foxtail. 


}4 


7 " 


Kentucky Blue Grass. 


s 


y* " 


Perennial Sweet Vernal. 





40 lbs. per acre, $5.00. 



lbs 



FOR DRY SOILS. 

Timothy. 

Creeping Bent. 

Orchard. 

Tall Oat Grass. 

Hard Fescue. 

Sheep's Fescue. 

Sheep's Fescue, fine leaved. 

Meadow Foxtail. 

Perennial Sweet Vernal. 

Perennial Rye Grass. 

40 lbs. per acre, $5.25. 



FOR WET SOILS. 

10 lbs. Timothv. 



4 
10 

4 

7 
I 
I 

I 

I 
I 



Fancy Red Top. 

Kentucky Blue Grass. 

Orchard Grass. 

Perennial Rye Grass. 

Meadow Fescue. 

Tall Fescue. 

Meadow Foxtail. 

Rough Stalked Meadow Grass. 

Various Leaved Fesou-. 



40 lbs. per acre, $5.00. 



MIXTURES FOR PERMANENT MEADOWS FOR ONE ACRE. 



FOR GOOD SOILS, COOL AND MOIST. 

17 lbs. Timothy. 

S " Fancy Red Top. 

3 " Orchard Grass. 

5 " Perennial Rye Grass. 

1 " Meadow Foxtail. 

2 " Tall Oat Grass. 
2 " Hard Fescue. 

2 " Sheep's Fescue. 

i' 2 " Italian Rye Grass. 

I " Various Leaved Fescue. 

>£ " Perennial Sweet Vernal. 

40 lbs. per acre, $4.25. 



FOR HIGH, DRY SOILS. 

15 lbs. Timothy. 

5 " Fancy Red Top. 

7 '• Orchard Grass. 

4 " Tall Oat Grass. 

3 " Hard Fescue. 

3 " Sheep's Fescue. 

1 " Sheep's Fescue, fine leaved. 

1 " Rough Stalked Meadow Grass. 

1 " Crested Dogstail. 



40 lbs. per acre, $4.75. 





FOR WET SOILS. 


2 lbs 


Timothv. 


5 


Rhode Island Bent. 


- • < 
5 


Fancv Red Top. 


5 


Orchard Grass. 


it 


Perennial Rye Grass. 


2 " 


Italian Rye Grass. 


2 " 


Tall Oat Grass. 


1 " 


Various Leaved Fescue 


-> «< 


Meadow Fescue. 


1 " 


Tall Fescue. 



40 lbs. per acre, $4 75. 



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FARM AND FIELD SEEDS. 



Prices Subject to Market Fluctuation. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 







Barley, Two Rowed. Per bushel, $1.50. Barley, Six 
Rowed. Per bushel, $1.50. 

Buckwheat. Should be sown about the middle of June, broad- 
cast, using from one to three pecks of seed to the acre. 

— Common. Per bushel, $1.25. 
• — Japanese. Excels all other varieties in yield and earliness. 

On account of its earliness it can be grown farther north than 
any other. The grains are nearly double the size of those of 
any other variety. Enormously productive. Per bushel, $1.50. 

— Silver Hull. About one week later in maturing than the 
Japanese. Grain is of a light gray color, thin husk; good 
yielder. Bushel, $1.50. 

Cow Peas. For fodder or soiling. A valuable and nutritious 

green forage or hay crop. Enriches poor land. Improves good 

land. One of the best and cheapest ways of improving soil is 

the plowing under of luguminous crops. Cow Peas have been 

found superior for this purpose, especially on medium or light 

soils. Like Clover they absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere, 

the roots reach deep into the soil and bring up the necessary 

potash, thus making a complete and natural fertilizer. For 

fertilizing purposes, Cow Peas are superior to Clover from the 

fact that the foliage is greater, besides making full growth in from 

three to four months. Sow as early as May 10 or as late as 

July, one (1) bushel to the acre in drills, two and one-half 

bushels to the acre broadcast. $3.50 per bushel. 

Oats, Welcome. This is now a well-known and extensively 

grown variety, and is one of the heaviest, handsomest, and most 

productive white varieties grown. They stool heavily with extra 

strong, straight straw, standing well. Succeeds well in a wide range of climate, and under a great variety of 

soils and methods of culture. Per bushel, $1.25; 2 bushels, $2.35; 5 bushels, $5.75; 10 bushels, $10.00. 

Oats, Clydesdale. Imported. A handsome English white Oat. Very early and an enormous cropper. Per 

bushel, $2.00. 
Peas for Field Culture. Only. White Canada and Green Field. These two varieties are the best for 
general cultivation. One of the most profitable crops for fattening stock. They have been grown by dairymen 
with very satisfactory results, following winter Rye,' which was cut green in June for dairy cows, then stubble 
turned under and sown to mixed Peas and Oats, furnishing a large amount of forage in August, when Grass pastures 
usually short, and producing a supply of milk as abundant as in early summer months. Sow two bushels to the 
acre; if with Oats, one bushel of each. White, per peck, .50; per bushel, $1.75. Green, per peck, .60; per 
bushel, $2.00. 
Rape, Dwarf Essex. A forage plant of great merit, easily grown in any part of the United States. Is of great 
value for sheep and lambs. One acre of Rape is sufficient co pasture ten to fifteen lambs on for two to two and one- 
half months. It is often sown broadcast, about five lbs. to the acre, but will yield much better if drilled about two 
lbs. tolhe acre, in rows twenty-two inches apart, and cultivated until plants are too large. Seed may be sown 
in May, but we do not advise sowing until June or July. Per lb., .10; 100 lbs., $8.00. 
Rye, Spring. Sow as a '' catch" crop, where winter grain has failed. The straw is shorter and stiffer than the 

winter variety, and is always easily secured, while the grain is of equal value. Per bushel, $1.50. 
Rye, Fall or Winter. Sow in August and September. Prepare the ground as for Wheat and sow at the rate of 
one and one-half bushels per acre. This has no equal as a crop to be used fbr late fall and early spring pasture, 
and is one of the best to turn under for green manure. Per bushel, $1.25. 
Sand Vetch, or Hairy Vetch. Vicia villosa. An annual, a native of western Asia, has been cultivated in 
this country and Europe for about fifty years. Its desirability as a forage crop has become established and it is 
being cultivated each year on a more and more extensive scale. It should be sown at the rate of from four to 
six pecks per acre, broadcast or in drills, from August 15 to October 1, and with it as a supporting crop to raise 
the vines up off the ground there should be planted from two to four pecks of winter Wheat, Oats, or Rye. 
It should be cut while the Vetch is in full bloom. It may be planted in spring in order to supply an early green 
crop for soiling purposes, or in midsummer for late autumn forage. Per lb., .15; 100 lbs., $10.00. 
Spring Vetches or Tares. Vicia sativa. A valuable plant grown extensively for stock and sometimes mixed 

with Oats for soiling. Culture the same as field Peas. Per bushel, $3.50. 
Sunflower, Mammoth Russian. This is highly prized by poultry raisers and farmers as a cneap food for fowls, 
stock, and also for fuel. It is immensely productive, and can be raised cheaper than corn, as any waste piece of 
ground will suffice. It is the best egg-producing food known. Per lb., .10; per 100 lbs., $6.00. 
Wild Rice. Zizania aquatica. The only one of our native plants furnishing food for wild fowl, ducks, geese, 
etc., which has been made an article of commerce. This seed can be sown on the borders of lakes, ponds, and 
along small streams to great advantage, attracting all of these wild birds from September on. It purifies the water 
and affords refuge to the small fry from the large fish. It makes a good hay, and in the South two crops can be 
cut, and all cattle are fond of it. Sow in water having a mud bottom. Per lb., .30. 
Wheat. Spring Saskatchewan. Per bushel, $2.00. Wheat. Winter, White Clawson. Per bushel, $2.00. 



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CHOICE SEED CORN. 



FOR FODDER AND ENSILAGE. CARE- 
FULLY SELECTED AND TESTED. 



HIGHEST GRADE. 

Please note in comparing prices that our 
stocks of Dent varieties are tipped and 
butted, Flint varieties hand=picked — there= 
fore much superior to what is usually sold 
as ordinary commercial grade. 



Early Sanford. 



Plant in hills, 8 to 12 qts. per acre, and for soiling 3 to 4. 

bushels per acre. 

Quart, of any variety, .15; by mail, .30. When ordering to- 

g-o by express or freight please add for 2 bns. cotton bags, .20 each ; 

110 charge for smaller bags. 

Early Mastodon. The earliest large eared Dent corn, has been 
known to ripen in 96 to 100 days. Heavy yielder, large grained 
and of extra early quality. Hardy, height medium, but a strong 
rapid rank grower. Peck, .50; bushel, $1.75; 2 bushels, $3.00. 

Early Yellow Dent, or Pride of the North. Remarkably 
early, maturing in 90 to 100 days, ripening where nearly every 
other variety failed on account of bad season. Can be success- 
fully grown farther north than any other dent sort- Ears are of 
good size, with 12 to 16 rows of long kernels of a deep yellow 
color. Peck, .50; bushel, $2.00; 2 bushels, $3.50. 

Improved Leaming. An early, very heavy, long-eared corn, ma- 
turing in 100 to 120 days. Stalk grows medium tall, with large 
amount of foliage. A good ensilage corn, very much relished by 
stock. Cob small and red, with a deep, large grain of bright 
yellow. Peck, .50; bushel, $1.75; 2 bushels, $3.00. 

Early Sanford. A well established variety, and uniformly 
adapted to New England. Medium size ear, averaging about 10 
inches long; 8-rowed; kernels large and broad, and of a silvery 
white flint color. An excellent fodder and ensilage sort. Peck, 
.50; bushel, $2.00; 2 bushels, $3.50. 

Longfellow. An 8-rowed yellow flint sort; ears average 10 to 
15 inches long; cob small, kernels large and broad." Heavy 
yielder, and particularly adapted to New England. An extraor- 
dinary heavy yielder in Massachusetts. Peck, .50; bushel, $2.00; 
2 bushels, $3.50. 

Improved Early Yellow Canada. An early, 8-rowed, flint va- 
riety, with a deep grain and very small cob. Where a flint corn 
is desirable for earliness or other reasons, this is one of the best 
sorts to plant, seldom failing to produce a crop. Peck, .50; 
bushel, $2.00; 2 bushels, $3.50. 

Angel of Midnight. An early, 8-rowed, flint corn of the Canada 
tvpe. Ears long, kernels long, and deep, color a rich, glossy 
yellow. Peck, .60; bushel, $2.00; 2 bushels, $3.50. 

Blount's White Prolific or Mammoth Ensilage. A well- 
known popular variety of half dent ensilage corn, producing a 
very large amount of foliage and a good yield of grain. One of 
the best ensilage varieties for our cold northeast climate. Peck, 
.50; bushel, $1.50; 2 bushels, $2.50. 

Red Cob Ensilage. A red-cobbed white-dent corn, large grow- 
ing, very popular in northern dairy districts. Fodder sweet, 
tender, and juicy. Heavy yielder. Peck, .50; bushel, $1.25; 
2 bushels, $2.25. 

Stowell's Evergreen Sweet. The standard main crop variety, 
excelling all other late sorts in sweetness and productiveness. 
Our seed is of strictly first quality. Peck, .75; measured bushel,. 
$2.75; 2 bushels, $5.00. 



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Farquhar's Novelties and Specialties in 
FLOWER SEEDS. 

1 905. 





ASTERS. 



GENERAL JACQUEMINOT ASTER 

No. 882. 



No. 910. Debutante. A beauti- 
ful pure white delicately feathered 
Aster, coming into bloom three 
to four weeks earlier than the 
popular Comet Asters, and rival- 
ing them in size and elegance. 
Ounce, $3.00; ^4 ounce, $1.00; 
pkt., .20. 

No. 920. Enchantress. This 
Aster will undoubtedly become 
popular with those in want of 
early sorts for cutting. It blooms 
in July, producing large double 
flowers of a lovely flesh pink 
color and having stems a foot in 
length. Ounce, $3.00; \i ounce, 
$1.00; pkt., .20. 

No. 882. General Jacqueminot. 

One of the most beautiful sorts, 

with large, full and perfectly 

formed double flowers. The 

color is rich crimson almost identical with that of the lovely 

General Jacqueminot Rose. Height, 2 ft. Ounce, $3.50; 

jounce, $1.00; pkt., .15. 

No. 982. Lady Washington. This superb, tall Aster 
produces large, perfectly double flowers, white shaded 
with pale rose, a delicate and popular color. It is one of 
the best sorts for August and September cutting. Ounce, 
$4.00; Vi ounce, $1.25; pkt., .20. 

No. 1 162. Blue Prince. A grand and stately Aster 
growing to a height of about two feet with flowers about 
four inches across, of a rich shade of dark blueo Ounce, 
$3.50; \'\ ounce, $1.00; pkt., .15. 



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Aster Townshendi. No. 1445- 

No. 1445. Aster Townshendi. A magnificent hardy 
perennial, growing about 2 feet in height and bearing 
from July to October a profusion of pinkish lilac flowers 
about 2Y2 inches in diameter ; valuable for cutting. 
Pkt., .20; 6 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 168. Ageratum Little Blue Star. This is one 
of the best dwarf sorts, growing only about 5 inches in 
height and becoming densely covered with clusters of 
feathery flowers, of bright light blue. The plants 
are literally a sheet of flowers from early summer until 
autumn, and are extremely useful for ribbon bedding. 
Pkt., .15; 4 pkts., .50. 

No. 292. Alyssum White Fleece. A dwarf, fragrant 
Sweet Alyssum of great beauty. Begins to bloom early 
and continues throughout the season a fleece-like mass 
of white. Particularly desirable for dwarf beds and 
edgings. Oz., .75; pkt., .10. 

No. 1650. Begonia Bedding King. A new variety 
from France growing 10 to 12 inches high, in compact 
form, with small, round, greenish-brown leaves; the 
whole plant being covered with charming white flowers. 
In France, it is considered the best white sort for bed- 
ding purposes. Pkt., .50; 6 pkts., $2.50. 

No. 1615. Begonia Tuberous New Crested. Anew 
race in which the flowers are crested or bearded, a 
characteristic much esteemed by Begonia specialists. 
Pkt., .50. 

No. 1770. Buddleya variabilis. A splendid shrub- 
like plant recently found in China, growing to a height 
of 4 or 5 feet; the branches arching, with bright green 
foliage, the under side of which is silvery white. The 
branches terminate in long racemes of rosy lilac flow- 
ers, with a spot of orange in the centre. It is easily 
raised from seed, blooming the first season. Pkt., .10; 
6 pkts., .50. 

No. 2870. Clarkia ei.egans flore pleno Salmon 
Queen. This is one of the best hardy annuals for sea- 
shore and mountain gardens. It grows 18 inches high, 
blooms profusely and the flowers are most useful for 



table decorations or bouquets, in color bright salmon- 
pink. Oz., .40; pkt., .10. 

No. 2566. Celosia Thompsoni magntfica. The 
feathered Cockscombs are extensively used in Southern 
Europe, and when they become better known here 
will be largely grown. We offer them in five pure 
colors of remarkable brilliancy, all of which are desir- 
able for bedding, pot culture, and for cutting. Height, 
2 feet. 

No. 2566. Collection of 5 colors. Clear yellow, 
golden yellow, carmine, scarlet, and crimson. .50. 

No. 2567. Mixed. Including the foregoing colors. 
Oz., $1.00; pkt., .10. 

No. 2046. Campanula persicifolia Pfitzeri. In 
this we have a new Campanula bearing double and 
semi-double blue flowers of the same form as the much- 
prized white variety Moerheimi. Seeds produce about 
60 per cent, of double flowers. Pkt., .50; 3 pkts., 
$1.25. 

No. 2187. Candytuft, White Perfection. A 
greatly improved strain of large white Candytuft pro- 
ducing massive, full flower spikes. Oz., $1.00; 
pkt., .10. 

No. 1958. Calliopsis grandiflora. Golden 
Fleece. The flowers are of soft, fluffy appearance, 
about 3 inches in diameter, having 14 to 16 deeply 
lacinated petals and 5 or 6 strap-like petals around the 
centre. This will undoubtedly prove a valuable addi- 
tion to our list of hardy perennial plants, blooming, as 
it does, from July until frost. Pkt., .25; 6 pkts., 
$1.25. 

No. 2620. Centaurea Imperialis gigantea. This 
gigantic new Sweet Sultan attains a height of 5 feet 
and produces large, pure white, fragrant flowers which 
can be cut, with strong, straight stalks often 30 inches 
in length. This variety is hardier and less liable to 
injury by cold or wet weather than other Sweet 
Sultans; the flowers, also, are larger and of longer 
duration when cut. Pkt., .20; 6 pkts., $1.00. 




Celosia Thompsoni Magnifica. No. 2566. 



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Dianthus laciniatus mirabilis (bunch of flowers). 



No. 3230. Dahlia Colossal, Mixed. A new race 
of single and semi-double Dahlias of unusually large 
size, the flowers frequently measuring over 8 inches in 
diameter. The flowers are borne on very long stout 
stalks and the petals are of more than ordinary width, 
giving the bloom the appearance of a Single Pseony. 
Pkt., .25; 5 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 3324. Delphinium sibiricum, Newest Hybrids. 
In this new form of dwarf perennial Larkspur, the 
colors run in brilliant shades of blue. The flowers 
vary from an inch to 2 x /o inches in diameter, produced 
in light and elegant trusses about 18 inches in height. 
If sown early the plants will bloom the first season. 
Excellent for cutting. Pkt., .40; 3 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 3391. Dianthus laciniatus mirabilis. A curi- 
ous new form of annual Pink, originated in Japan. 
The plants grow from 12 to 15 inches in height and 
produce flowers of about 3 to 4 inches in diameter, 
ranging from pure white to deep crimson. They fur- 
nish excellent material for bouquets and are equally 
useful for massing in beds or for mixed flower borders. 
Pkt., .25; 5 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 2817. Shasta Daisy. A large and free-blooming 
hybrid form of Chrysanthemum maximum which orig- 
inated in California, valuable for herbaceous borders, 
wild gardens, and for cutting. Pkt., .20; 6 pkts., 
$1.00. 

No. 4153. Helianthus cucumerifolius nanus 
albus. A white variety of the popular Helianthus 
cucumerifolius is an interesting novelty. The plant 
grows about 2 feet in height and is very florifer- 




No. 4415. Impatiens Holstii. A very handsome 
Balsam discovered in East Africa by Prof. Engler, 
director of the Berlin Botanic Garden. It forms ele- 
gant bushes \ x /2 to 2 feet in height, not unlike the 
popular Impatiens Sultani, but of much quicker growth 
and with larger and more brilliant flowers, which 
measure from 1*4 to 1% inches across, and are bright 
vermilion in color. It is an elegant plant for pot 
culture, also for bedding in partial shade. If sown in 
heat in March the seedlings may be planted out in 
May, and will bloom continuously from June until 
frost. Pkt., .25; 5 pkts., $1.00. 




Impatiens Holstii. 



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NOVELTIES IN FLOWER SEEDS — Continued. 




Aster Townshendi. No. 1445. 




Farquhar's Pink Annual Lupin. 

No. 4842. Farquhar's Pink Annual Lupin. Of 
old-fashioned flowers none is more worthy of attention 
than the Lupin. This variety is one of the prettiest 
annual sorts, growing about two feet in height, and 
producing handsome spikes of salmon-pink flowers. 
The flowers are particularly useful for cutting, lasting 
a week or longer in water. Sowings should be made 
in April or May, and again in July for succession. 
Oz., .50; pkt., .10. 



No. 5106. Mignonette Improved Machet. Machet 
has been acknowledged to be one of the most valuable 
varieties of large flowering, sweet-scented Mignonette, 
for florists' and amateurs' use, ever introduced. The 
strain now offered has been obtained through careful 
selection for a number of years by a specialist in 
Northern Europe. It is of robust growth and very 
hardy, producing large, broad flower spikes of a 
reddish-green color and agreeable fragrance. Oz., 
$1.00; large pkt., .15. 

No. 5085. Evans' Boston Giant Mignonette. 
Pronounced by our leading florists the " finest Mign- 
onette grown," and extensively used throughout the 
country for forcing. When sown out of doors for 
summer flowering, it produces spikes of the largest 
size, and is now the favorite summer Mignonette in 
Newport and other summer resorts. Oz., $1.50; % 
oz., .50; pkt., .25. 

Boston, Mass. 

I have used from fifteen to tzventy dozen of"" Bvans' 
Boston Giant Mignonette " daily, and can say truthfully 
it is the fittest and most fragrant Mignonette grown. 

- THOMAS F. GALVIN. 




Evans' Boston Giant Mignonette. 



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NOVELTIES IN FLOWER SEEDS — Continued. 

Larkspur Invincible. This splendid strain of Lark- 
spur is most valuable for cut-flower use. The plants 
are of tall, branching habit, bearing a profusion of 
large sprays of flowers which are mostly double. It is 
advisable to make two or three sowings at intervals of 
six weeks for succession of bloom. 

No. 4610. Collection of 6 colors (Dark Blue, Light 
Blue, Flesh Color, Lilac, Pink, White.) .40. 

No. 4612. Larkspur Invincible Pink. A superb 
and popular color, esteemed for floral decorations. 
Oz., .50; pkt., .10. 

No. 4614. Larkspur Invincible Dark Blue. Large 
sprays of rich blue flowers. Oz., .50; pkt., .10. 

No. 4643. Lavatera rosea splendens. This is a 
remarkably fine form of annual pink Mallow. The 
color is bright rose pink, and the flowers are of large 
size. Oz., .50; pkt., .10. 

No. 4785. Lobelia Tenuoir. A charming new species, 
flowers bright cobalt blue with white eye, measuring 
about an inch in diameter. The plant grows from 12 
to 15 inches in height and is of erect branching habit. 
As a pot plant it is extremely graceful and elegant, the 
large brilliant flowers coming from such slender stems 
and delicate foliage being particularly striking. It 
will be valuable for hanging baskets and vases and as 
a pot plant for conservatory and window decoration. 
It will also be useful for cutting. As a bedding plant 
it is an important acquisition affording now a plant of 
medium height of bright blue color, suitable for form- 
ing inner lines and masses. Pkt., .25; 5 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 4847. Lupinus Douglasi. This new perennial is 
a cross between the annual and perennial varieties, 
height 3 feet, spikes of bloom one foot in length, of 
various shades of pink, purple, blue and white. If 
sown early in spring will flower the first year. Ounce, 
.30; pkt., .10. 



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Hardy Perennial Plants for Wild Gardens 
and for Naturalizing. 

STRONG, UNDIVIDED, FIELD GROWN ROOTS. 

We have a large supply of Achillea, 
Boltonia, Coreopsis, Iris, Larkspur, Lav 
ender, Lythrum, Monarda, CEnothera, 
Saponaria, Sunflower and other peren = 
nials for natural planting. In ten or more 
varieties, our selection, per 100, $7.50; 
per 1,000, $60.00. 




Larkspur Invincible, No. 4610. 



Messrs. R. &-J. Farquhar & Co., Boston. 

Gentlemen : For the last five years I have had such wonderful results from your Sweet Pea Seeds that I feel 
that it is due you to let you know of my success. Last summer my Sweet Peas grew to a height of eleven and a 
half feet and the blossoms were very large, the colors exquisite, and four flowers to a stem a very common thing. 
Randolph, Mass., Dec. 4, 1904. CLINTON JORDON. 



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FAROUHAR'S RAINBOW NASTURTIUMS. 




No. 5457. Farquhar's Rainbow Mixture Tall 
Nasturtium. The most showy and varied in color 
of all Running Nasturtiums; the mixture includes 
thirty of the choicest named varieties of tall Nasturtium 
and Tropceolum. In common with our Kent-grown 
strain, this Rainbow Mixture is distinguished by the 
richness of color and size of the flowers, which exhibit 
every shade of rose, salmon, bright red, bronze, ma- 
roon, pale yellow, etc., self-colored, spotted, and 
striped; exceedingly fragrant, and flower freely until 
severe frost; cannot be surpassed for covering trellises, 



fences, railings, balconies, etc. Lb., $1.50; \± lb., 
.50; oz., .20; liberal pkt., .10. 
No, 5318. Farquhar's Rainbow Mixture Dwarf 
Nasturtium. This mixture contains an assortment 
of the choicest dwarf Nasturtiums similar in the range 
and variety of colors to the preceding. They are de- 
sirable for beds, borders, rockeries and wild garden 
effects. They are of dwarf growth and should not be 
used for climbing purposes. They bloom freely from 
June until checked by severe frost. Lb., $1.50; *ilb., 
.50; oz., .20; liberal pkt., .10. 



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No. 5660. Nicotiana Sanders. In this new 
plant we welcome one of the finest hardy annuals 
ever introduced to American gardens. It is of 
dwarfer growth and more bushy habit than the 
favorite Nicotiana affinis; its height being about 
2 feet. The flowers are brilliant carmine-red, a 
color unknown to any plant of similar character 
and hardly seen in our gardens after the finer 
red Roses have bloomed in June. This plant 
is as easy of cultivation as the common tobacco, 
to which family it belongs. Like Nicotiana 
affinis it is sweet scented, but to a less degree; 
the general form of the flower is similar to that 
variety, with the tube shorter and stouter, and 
the flowers are much more numerous, arranged 
in long graceful sprays. Nicotiana Sanderse 
will have a wide range of usefulness; it is a 
charming plant for any line of garden decoration, 
for flower beds, for shrubbery, for ribbon work, yQ 
or for the wild garden; the whole plant being 
laden with flowers from base to summit — liter- 
ally ablaze with most handsome • carmine-red 
blossoms. Pkt., .25; 5 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 6236. Papaver Nudicaule Hybridum. A 
new race of Iceland Poppies of German origin, 
producing flowers of large size a'nd embracing 
many new shades of yellow, salmon, and rose. 
Pkt., .20; 6 pkts., $1.00. 

No 6810. New Giant Primula Orconica, 
Mixed. The flowers of this strain are a half 
larger than those grown heretofore; they also 
show great improvement in their colors, which 
embrace pure white, lavender, pink, and rosy-red. 
Pkt., .50. 



No. 6812. New Giant Primula Obconica. White. 
.50. 

No. 6814. New Giant Primula Obconica. Rosy- 
red. .50. 





Salpiglossis Emperor. 



Nicotiana Sanderae. 



No. 7023. Salpiglossis Emperor, Mixed Colors. 
The accompanying illustration shows the habit of 
this new variety, forming a regular bouquet-like 
pyramid 2M2 feet in height on one main stem, and 
well furnished with large, beautifully veined flowers. 
!/£ oz., .75; pkt., .10. 

No. 7024. Salpiglossis Emperor, Yellow. New. 
A pure golden yellow variety of the preceding. 
Pkt., .25; 5 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 7166. Schizanthus hybridus grandiflorus. 
A beautiful annual growing 1 foot in height and bear- 
ing a profusion of many colored Orchid-like flowers of 
marvelous beauty. It is also useful for winter flower- 
ing grown as a pot plant and for this purpose should 
be sown in August. It may be sown in the open 
ground in May for summer and autumn blooming. 
Pkt., .20; 6 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 7440. Stock, Beauty of Nice. This splendid 
novelty was exhibited at the horticultural exhibition 
at Cannes, France, in 1902, and received first prize. 
When well grown it attains a height of 2 to 2% feet, 
throwing up a strong central spike about a foot in 
length, surrounded by a number of long side shoots, 
loosely covered with uncommonly large, very fragrant 
flowers, nearly 2 inches across, of delicate flesh pink 
color. It blooms extremely early and may be treated 
as any ten-week stock. Pkt., .20; 6 pkts., $1.00. 

No. 7240. Silene Asterias grandiflora. A beau- 
tiful and hardy perennial from the Balkans, throwing 
up flower-stalks, about 2 feet in height, each carrying 
a large globular head, about 2 inches across, of crim- 
son scarlet flowers. On account of its early bloom in 
spring it is of great value for cut flowers. Pkt., .20. 



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SWEET PEA. 

^*°' 7576' Gladys Un- 
WIN. A very large and 
bold flower, not hooded ; 
but with a very striking 
upright crinkled or wavy 
standard and broad 
wings. Color a pale 
rosy pink. A striking 
feature is that about 75 
per cent, of the long 
flower stems are with 
four blooms, which is a 
most unusual thing in 
Sweet Peas. It was 
raised in England four 
years ago, and has kept 
perfectly true and fixed 
in character each year 
since. For Market 
Growers especially it 
cannot be surpassed, and 
is just the lovely pink 
color which is so in 
demand. Original pkt., 
.25; 6 pkts., $1.25. 

No. 7521. Sweet Pea, 
Dorothy Eckford. A 
new strong, pure white 
variety bearing large, 
well-expanded flowers 
on long, stout stems, 
three flowers on a stem. 
Experts consider this the 
best white sort. Lb., 
$1.00; *4 lb., .30; oz. 
pkt., .10. 



Sweet Pea. Gladys Unwin. No. 7576. 

No. 7650. Sweet Pea, King Edward VII. This is an 
intense bright crimson self-colored sort, brighter than Mars 
or Salopian. It is of strong growth, the flowers borne on 
long, stout stems, and they have no tendency to burn in the 
sun. Oz., .20; pkt.. .10. 

No. 7496. Stokesia CYANEa. This splendid hardy peren- 
nial bears from July to October a number of large light blue 
flowers resembling semi-double Chinese Asters. Seeds started 
early in heat, bloom the first year. Pkt., .25. 

No. 8216. Wallflower, Annual, Blood Red. This is a 
great improvement upon the Early Parisian Yellow Wall- 
flower brought out some years since. If sown in March this 
new sort may be had in bloom in July. The flower is larger 
than that of the yellow variety, the color good, blood-red, 
and there is considerable fragrance. Pkt., .20; 6 pkts., 
$1.00. 

N 1. S367. Zinnia, Dwarf, Scarlet Gem. One of the 
most charming introductions, the plants fairly bristling with 
double blooms of intense, dazzling scarlet. Oz., $1.25; 
pkt., .10: 3 pkt>., .25. 




Scarlet Gem, Double Zinnia. 




THE FARQUHAR ROSE. 

The best hardy climber; flowers bright rose-pink; foliage glossy deep green, producing an effect like English 
Ivy. Two-year old plants, each, .50; doz. ; $5-00; loo, $30.00. Extra strong plants, each, .75; doz., *7-50- 



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The measurements given in 4he notes indicate the height of the plants, and the months their time of flowering. 



No. 



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25 



30 

55 



60 



65 



67 



70 



Pkt. 
ABOBRA VIRIDIFLORA. A charming climb- 
ing gourd for the summer garden, with 
glossy dark-green leaves and pretty scarlet 
fruits; half-hardy perennial, 10 ft. The 
roots are tuberous and may be kept over 
winter like Dahlias .... Oz., $0.60 .05 
ABUTILON. Chinese Bell-Flower. Per- 
petual-blooming greenhouse shrubs of eas- 
iest cultivation, valuable for summer bedding 
as well as for winter decoration; 3 to 4 ft. 
Seeds sown in March produce flowering 
plants the first season. 
Farquhar's Choice Hybrids. Flowers 
large, in great variety of colors, including 
white, yellow, pink, and crimson; also 

beautiful variegated forms 25 

Fine Mixed. In great variety 10 

ACACIA. Half-hardy shrubs with graceful 
foliage and beautiful racemes of flowers, 
mostly shades of yellow; 8 to 10 ft., March 
to May. The seeds should be soaked in 
hot water before being sown. 
armata. Yellow; very handsome . . . .10 
lophantha superba. Yellow; delicate 

foliage , 10 

ACANTHUS latifolius. Stately, hardy 

perennial, with large decorative leaves and 

handsome, tall flower spikes; excellent for 

lawn groups; 3 ft., July- Aug. . Oz., .50 .10 

mollis. The rich, massive leaves of this 

plant are supposed to have suggested the 

Corinthian style of architecture; flowers 

white; hardy perennial; 2 ft. . Oz., .50 .10 

ACHILLEA Ptarmica flore pleno. 
Sneezewort. One of the best hardy peren- 
nials, blooming all summer; pure white 
double flowers, excellent for cutting; i%ft., 

June to Oct \' s oz., 1.00 .25 

Pearl. An improved form of the pre- 
ceding, with much larger flowers; pure 
white Vg oz., 2.00 .25 

ACHIMENES Finest Mixed. Handsome 
tuberous-rooted greenhouse plants; very 
free blooming; 2 ft. The seeds offered are 
from a splendid collection, the colors com- 
prising shades of mauve, lilac, crimson, and 
white .25 



No. 



80 
82 

85 



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90 

95 
100 
105 

no 



115 



125 

130 
135 
140 



150 
155 



ACONITUM. Monk's Hood. Hardy peren- 
nials with showy spikes of hood-shaped 
flowers; 4 ft., June to Sept. 
Napellus. Blue Oz., .75 

— flore albo. Pure white . " 1.25 

PYRENAICUM. Yellow . . . .^OZ., .75 

ACROCLINIUM. Showy annuals with ever- 
lasting flowers of great value for winter 
decorations. The flowers should be picked 
before they expand and hung with the tops 
downward to dry; I ft., July to Oct. 
ALBUM. Single white .... Oz., .25 

— flore PLENO. Double white " .25 
roseum. Single rose .... " .25 

— flore pleno. Double rose . " .25 

ADENOPHORA Potanini. Elegant hardy 
perennial with numerous large, bell-shaped, 
drooping flowers 1*4 inches in diameter and 
of a beautiful light-blue color; 2 ft., June, 

July 

ADLUMIA cirrhosa. Mountain Fringe. A 
charming hardy biennial climber, blooming 
the first season, with delicate light-green 
foliage and clusters of rosy-lilac flowers; 15 
ft., June Oz., 1.25 

ADONIS aestivalis. Flos Adonis. Showy 
hardy annual with deep-green feathery foli- 
age and scarlet flowers of long duration; I 

ft., July, Aug Oz., .25 

autumnalis. Pheasant's Eye or Pose a 
Ruby. Annual; flowers crimson with dark 

centre Oz., .25 

VERNALIS. One of the best spring flowering 
hardy perennial; large yellow blossoms; I 
ft., April, May Oz., .25 

AGATHEA ccelestis. Blue Daisy. Green- 
house perennial with neat blue daisy-like 
flowers; 1 ft l/ s oz., .50 

AGERATUM. These half-hardy annuals are 
most useful for bedding purposes. The 
taller sorts combine well with geraniums, 
coleuses, and marigolds, while the dwarf 
sorts are excellent for edgings. They 
bloom continuously throughout the summer. 
CONSPICUUM. Pure white; 2 ft. . Oz., 2.00 
Lasseauxi. Rose-colored; iVi ft., Oz., 1.00 



.10 
.10 
.25 



.05 
.05 
.05 
•05 



•25 



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.05 
•05 
•05 
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No. Pkt. 

AGERATUM — Continued. 
160 Mexicanum. Blue; flowers large and numer- 
ous, i% ft ' . Oz., .30 .05 

165 — album. White; 1^ ft. . . ' w .30 .05 




166 
170 
172 

175 

180 
200 



Ageratum Blue Perfection. No. 166. 

Blue Perfection. Dark blue ; large 
and free-blooming; one of the best; 



11/2 ft Oz., 1. 00 .10 

— Dwarf Blue, Little Dorrit. Lovely 
azure blue shade, free-flowering; superb 
for edgings; 6 inches . . Oz., .75 

— Dwarf Swanley Blue. Deep blue, 
large flowers, excellent bedding sort; 
9 inches Oz., .75 

— Dwarf White. Pretty for edgings; 
9 inches Oz., .60 

— Dwarf Yellow. 9 in. . . " .60 

AGROSTEMMA. Cceli-Rosa. Rose of 
Heaven. Beautiful, free-blooming hardy 
annual; flowers bright rose-color, excellent 
for cutting; 1V2 ft., July to Sept. Oz., .25 

— alba. White '' .25 

CORONARIA ATROSANGUINEA. Mullein Pink 

or Rose Campion. Showy hardy perennial, 
dark blood-red; 2 ft., June to Sept. 

Oz., .25 

— alba. White " .25 

hybrida Walkeri. Hardy perennial ; large 

bright pink flowers; 1 ft., June to Sept. 

y 8 oz., 1.25 

ALONSOA. Mask Flower. Showy half- 
hardy annual, suitable for small beds and 
borders; 1 ft., July to" Oct. Sow in hot- 
bed and plant out in May. 
235 Finest Mixed. Scarlet, rose, and white. 

Oz., .30 

270 ALOYSIA CITRIODORA. Lemon-Scented 
Verbena. Greenhouse evergreen with fra- 
grant foliage 10 

275 ALSTRCEMERIA. Hybrid Sorts Mixed. 
Handsome, lily-like hardy perennials with 
elegant clusters of flowers borne on erect, 
slender stems, ranging from pale yellow to 
orange-red, valuable for cutting; 3 ft., June 
to Aug. Protect with leaves or straw dur- 
ing winter. 

y± oz., .75 .25 



205 
210 



215 
225 



10 



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•05 
•05 



•05 
.05 



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25 



05 



No. 
280 



285 

295 
300 

305 



320 

325 
350 

355 
367 



37o 



375 



380 



395 

400 

405 
410 



.05 
•05 

•05 
.05 



415 



Pkt. 
ALYSSUM Benthami. Sweet Alyssum. 
This well-known hardy annual is much 
esteemed for edgings as well as for bouquets. 
Its fragrant white blossoms are borne in 
profusion from June until November; 6 
inches .... ^4 lb., $1.00; Oz., .30 .05 

— compactum. Profusely covered with 

small white flowers; very compact; 4 
inches Oz., .50 .05 

— procumbens. Little Gem. Very dwarf. 

dense and spreading; the best sort for 
design bedding ; 4 inches . Oz., .60 .05 
argenteum. Hardy perennial; foliage sil- 
very, flowers yellow ; 6 inches, April to 

June Oz., .60 .10 

Saxatile compactum. Gold Dust. Hardy 
perennial, of spreading habit and producing 
masses of golden yellow flowers; 9 inches, 
April to June Oz., .60 .10 

AMARANTIIUS. Stately and highly decor- 
ative annuals with long racemes of interest- 
ing flowers, and brilliantly colored coleus- 
like leaves. July to Oct. 
CAUDATUS. Love- Lies- Bleeding. Erect plant 
with long drooping crimson racemes; 2 ft. 

Oz., .25 
CRUENTUS. Prince's Feather. Dark-red 
feathery flowers ; 3 ft. . . . Oz., .25 
salicifolius. Fountain Plant. Long slen- 
der leaves, edged and tipped with orange, 
carmine, and bronze, graceful and beauti- 
ful; 3 ft. Oz., .75 

tricolor splendens. Joseph'- 's Coat. Fol- 
iage green, beautifully variegated with 
scarlet and yellow ; 2 ft. . . Oz., .40 

AMARYLLIS hippeastrum, New Hy- 
brids. The largest and finest race of 
Amaryllis. The flower spikes usually carry 
three or four splendid trumpet-shaped 
blossoms varying in color from salmon to 
deep crimson, generally striped and feath- 
ered with white ; 3 ft 50 

AMBROSIA Mexicana. Yellow, sweet- 
scented hardy annual, much esteemed for 
bouquets ; I ft., July lo Sept. . Oz., .60 .05 

AMMOBIUM alatum grandiflorum. 
Winged Everlasting. Splendid annual, 
with white everlasting flowers ; useful for 
bouquets and as dried flowers; 2V2 ft., July 
to Oct Oz., .25 .05 

AMPELOPSIS Veitchii. Japanese Wood- 
bine, or Boston Lvy. This is the best hardy 
vine for covering brick or stone buildings, 
to which it clings firmly. It now overs 
many of our finest buildings, completely 
hiding their masonry by its dense, green 
foliage, which in autumn turns to rich 
scarlet ; hardy perennial. . . Oz., .25 .05 

ANCHUSA Barrelieri. Attractive hardy 

perennial, with leepblue flowers resembling 

large Forget-Me-Nots ; useful for bouquets; 

2 ft., June to Sept. ... ^4 oz., .30 .10 

Capensis. Hardy annual; azure blue; 1^2 ft. 

Oz., .30 .05 
Italica. Hardy perennial; deep blue; 2 ft. 

Oz., .50 .05 
sempervirens. Hardy perennial; rich blue; 
\\ 2 ft-, May Oz., .50 .05 

ANEMONE coronaria. Wind Flozver. 
Half-hardy spring-flowering perennials ; 
shades of blue, red, and white ; 9 inches. 
Single Caen Varieties. Many colors . .05 



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Tall Antirrhinum, No. 462. 

Mr. A. J. Newell, gardener to Mrs. R. M. Clarke, 
Pomfret, Conn., Oct. 12., writes : 

" I ivish to say your strain of Zinnias this year have 
been a wonder. We had nothing in our Italian Garden 
t/iat gave such a great, continuous display." 



No. 
420 

45° 

452 
455 

460 



462 

465 
47c 

47i 
472 

473 

475 
480 

485 
486 
487 

488 



490 



495 
500 

505 
5io 

5'5 



520 
525 
53o 



.10 



10 



Pkt. 
ANEMONE — Continued. 
St. Brigid. Irish Poppy Anemone. Mixed 
colors 15 

ANTHEMIS tinctoria. Hardy perennial, 
with bright yellow daisy-like flowers ; 1V2 
ft., June to August Oz., .30 .05 

— Kelwayi. An improved form of A. 

tinctoria, with larger flowers . Oz., .60 .10 

ANTHERICUMliliago. St. Bernard's Lily. 

Splendid hardy perennial with elegant 

spikes of pure white, lily-like flowers, which 

are fragrant and excellent for cutting; 1^4 

ft., May to August . . . . Oz., .60 

LILIASTRTJM. Larger than the preceding, 

with a green spot on each segment of the 

flower; very fine border plant . Oz., 1.00 

ANTIRRHINUM. majus. Snapdragon. 
If sown under glass in February or March 
Antirrhinums commence to bloom in July 
and continue until late in the autumn. The 
tall sorts are extremely useful for massed 
beds and border groups; they are also 
extensively grown under glass for cutting 
during winter, for which purpose pure white 
and yellow varieties are most esteemed. 
The dwarf sorts are admirably adapted for 
ribbon borders and edgings. 

Collection of 12 Tall Varieties; 2 ft. 

Collection of 6 Tall Varieties . . . 

Tall Varieties, Finest Mixed, Oz., .50 

— Coral Red ...... " .60 

— Rose " .60 

— Scarlet . " .60 

— White " .60 

— Yellow ...... " .60 

Dwarf Finest Mixed, S inches, " .60 

— Scarlet. '-Firebrand'"" , " .75 

— Pure White. " Queen of the 

North" " .75 

— Yellow, " Golden Queen " " .75 

AQUILEGIA Columbine. Elegant hardy 
perennials of easiest cultivation, blooming 
profusely from May to August. They are 
suitable for herbaceous borders and groups 
among shrubs, preferring rather moist soil. 
Seeds may be sown in the open ground in 
spring. They may also be sown in July, 
shaded from the sun, and the plants will 
bloom next season; i^ to 3 ft. 

Farquhar's Choice Hybrids. Our Hybrids 
comprise the best and brightest colors as 
well as many new and beautiful combina- 
tions of colors of charming and striking 
contrast in the same flower. The strain 
includes shades of blue, mauve, lavender, 
rose, scarlet, orange, yellow, and white, 
of the large-flowered and long-spurred 
forms .... Oz., 3.00; 3 /i oz., 1.00 .25 

Collection of 12 Varieties 50 

Single Varieties, Finest Mixed, Oz., .75 .10 
Double Varieties, Finest Mixed," .75 .10 
alba flore PLENO. Double white, " .50 .05 
Californica hybrida. Petals golden yellow, 
sepals and spurs crimson, magnificent; 2 

ft 14 oz., 1.25 .25 

canadensis. Scarlet mixed with yellow; 1% 

ft Oz., .80 .05 

chrysantha. Beautiful bright yellow; 2 ft., 

Oz., 1.50 .10 

— grandiflora alba. White, long spurs. 

14 oz., 1.25 .25 



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•05 
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Pkt. 



Farquhar's Choice Hybrid Aquilegias. No. 490. 



AQUILEGIA— Continued. 
ccerulea. Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine. 
Violet-blue and white flowers, 2% to 3 
inches across; one of the best; 3 ft., 

y± oz., 1.25 .25 

— flore albo. Rocky Mountain White 
Columbine. Similar to the last but 
with pure white flowers; the best white 
sort 14 oz., 1.25 .25 

glandulosa. Dark blue with white corolla, 
flowers 3 inches across; ft. A superb 
sort 5 o 

haylodgensis. Ccerulea hybrida. Large- 
flowered hybrids with long spurs; blue, 
white, and yellow; 3 ft. . 14 oz., 1.25 .25 

Jaetschaui. Large yellow blossoms with 
red spurs; 2 ft % oz., 1.00 .10 

nivea grandiflora. Pure white; 2% ft. 

Oz., .40 .05 

Olympica. Delicate mauve-blue flowers, 
with white corolla; large and charming; 
1M2 ft Oz., 1. 00 .10 

Skinneri. Mexican Columbine. Flowers 
large, with long spurs, scarlet and greenish 
yellow; 2 ft 14 oz., 2.00 .25 

Stuarti. Enormous dark blue flowers with 
white corolla; 2 ft 50 

truncata. Orange-scarlet with yellow; 
splendid; 1% ft. . . . % oz., .75 .25 

Verv^eneana atroviolacea. Double 
flowers; dark violet; 3 ft. . Oz., 1. 00 .10 



653 
655 
665 



670 
671 



ARABIS alpina (albida). Rock Cress. 
Very early flowering hardy perennial, with 
erect spikes of pure white flowers; April- 
May, 6 to 9 inches Oz., 1.00 

ARALIA Siekoldii. Fatsia Japonica. Ele- 
gant greenhouse shrub, with large glossy 
leaves 1,000 seeds, 1.00 

ARCTOTIS grandis. Splendid annual from 
South Africa, with large lilac Daisy-like 
flowers, 2J^ to 3 inches across; July to Oct., 
2 %. ^ 34 oz -> 5° 

ARGEMONE grandiflora. Prickly Poppy. 
Hardy annual with white Poppy-like flowers 
and glaucous leaves; very showy; 2 ft. 

Oz., .30 

ARISTOLOCHIA Sipho. A well-known 
hardy climber of luxuriant and rapid growth 
with large heart-shaped leaves and curious 
pipe-shaped yellowish-brown flowers; 30 ft. 

y± oz., 1.50 

ARMERIA cephalotes (Formosa). Thrift 
or Sea Pink. This is the finest species of 
Thrift and is easily raised from seeds; hardy 
perennial with showy deep pink flowers; 

1 ft Oz., .50 

— alba. White " .50 

ASCLEPIAS tuberosa. Milkweed or Swal- 
low- Wort. Hardy perennial with umbels 
of very showy orange-red flowers; excellent 
for border and shrubbery groups; 2 ft. 

M oz -> -75 
ASPARAGUS plumosus nanus. An excel- 
lent pot-plant for conservatory decoration 
or cutting on account of its very graceful, 
finely cut foliage. It will remain fresh in 
water for three or four weeks after being cut. 

100 seeds, 1. 00 
Sprengeri. Drooping feathery foliage; in- 
valuable for hanging baskets and bouquets. 
Oz. (about 400 seeds), .75 

ASPERULA azurea setosa. A charming 
little hardy annual with clusters of fragrant 
blue flowers, useful for bouquets; July- 
Sept., I ft Oz., .30 

odorata. Sweet Woodruff. Pretty hardy 
perennial, thriving in partial shade; flow- 
ers white; May-June; 9 inches. The 
leaves and flowers when dried have an 
odor like new hay, and when laid among 
clothes perfume them and keep away in- 
sects Oz., .80 

ASPHODELUS albus. Asphodel. Hardy 
perennial with stately spikes of beautiful 
white flowers suitable for borders and shrub- 
beries; May-June; 2 ft. . . % oz., 1. 50 
luteus. Yellow, sweet-scented; June-July, 
4 ft Oz., 1.50 



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ASTERS. 




Our Asters are grown 
for us by specialists, from 
the finest strains in the 
world, and are unri- 
valled. 

The Queen of the 
Market varieties are 
valuable for early cut 
flowers, coming in July; 
the Comet and Ostrich 
Feather sorts are charm- 
ing for their delicately 
curled petals; American 
Branching kinds have shaggy 
flowers on long stems resembling 
Japanese Chrysanthemums; while 
'iruffaut's Paeony-Flowered and Im- 
proved Victoria are undoubtedly the 
best types of old-fashioned French and 
German Asters. 

AMERICAN BRANCHING. Semple's, or 
Vick's Branching. A free-growing Aster 
of robust, erect habit; producing large, 
feathery blossoms, resembling Japanese 
Chrysanthemums; one of the finest for 
cutting; 3 ft. 

Pkt. 



672 


Collection of 


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673 


Finest Mixed 


. Oz., 


$i-75; 


%= oz., 


.50 


.IO 


675 


Crimson . 


< < 


2.00 


(I 


.60 


.IO 


676 


Dark Blue . 


1 i 


2.00 


( i 


.60 


.IO 


677 


Light Blue . 


i < 


2.00 


( ( 


.60 


.IO 


678 


Rose-Pink . 


< 1 


2.00 


( ( 


.60 


.IO 


679 


White . . . 


(i 


2.00 


IX 


.60 


.IO 


680 


Scarlet . . 


< < 


2.00 


a 


.60 


.IO 



Farquhar's American Branching Aster, No. 672. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



57 



No. 



Pkt. 



69O 
695 



710 


Finest Mixed 


Oz., 


#2.50; 


712 


Brilliant Rose . 


<< 


2.50 


715 


Dark Blue . . 


<( 


2.50 


720 


Light Blue . . 


(< 


2.50 


7 so 


Peach Blossom . 


<< 


2.50 


735 


Scarlet . . . 


«< 


2.50 


740 


White .... 


<« 


2.50 



770 

775 



780 

785 
790 

795 
797 
800 
810 
815 
820 

82 5 
830 

834 



845 
850 

900 



ASTERS — Continued. 
BETTERIDGE'S Improved Quilled. The 
finest form of Aster having quilled or 
tube-shaped petals; flowers large and 
quite double; 2 ft. 

Collection of 10 Varieties 

Finest Mixed % oz., .30 

BOSTON FLORISTS'. A fine variety with 
large, full flowers, the outer petals of which 
are gracefully recurved. The plants branch 
freely from near the ground, so that the 
flowers have long stems; 2 ft. 

' ; oz., .75 

" .75 

•75 

" .75 

" -75 
" -75 
" -75 

CHRYSANTHEMUM-FLOWERED. 
Dwarf. A useful sort for bordering beds and 
for pot culture, each plant bearing from 15 to 
20 large, broad-petalled blossoms ; 10 inches. 

Collection of 6 Varieties 

Finest Mixed . . Oz., #3.00; % oz -> IO ° 
GIANT COMET. Elegant flowers, with 
long, wavy, twisted petals, like Japanese 
Chrysanthemums. They are admirable for 
vases and table decorations, producing a 
striking yet exceedingly graceful effect; 2 ft. 

Collection of 12 Varieties 

Collection of 6 Varieties 

Finest Mixed . 

Crimson . . . 

Dark Blue . . 

Light Blue 

Lilac .... 

Peach Blossom 

Rose .... 

Scarlet . . . 

Snow-White . 



•5° 
•°5 



.10 
,10 
.10 
,10 
.10 
,10 
,10 



■5o 
.10 



Oz., $3.00; % oz., 1.00 



3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 

3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 



Yellow, Pale Primrose. Oz., 3.00 " 

CROWN, or Cocardeau. The flowers are 
large and flat-petalled, each having a white 
centre with a wide margin of some brilliant 
color ; 1 j^ ft. 

Collection of 6 Varieties 

Finest Mixed Oz., $3.00 

DAYBREAK. The flowers are large, very 
double, and of a beautiful shell-pink color; 
2 ft. This is one of the best sorts for 
cutting . . . Oz., $4.00; J4 oz., $1.25 

JEWEL, or Ball. A valuable sort for cut- 
ting and florists' use, bearing many ball- 
shaped flowers about 3 inches in diam- 
eter, with the petals beautifully incurved; 
2 ft. 



.90 

•5° 
.10 

.10 

.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 



•50 
.10 



10 



945 


Collection of 


6 


Varieties 




.50 


9SO 


Finest Mixed 




. Oz., ^3.00; 


3^ oz -> i-oo 


.10 


960 


Crimson . . . 




• " 3-50 


" 1 .00 


. 10 


962 


Dark Blue 




• " 3-5o 


" 1 .00 


.10 


963 


Light Blue 




■ " 35o 


" 1 .00 


. 10 


965 


Rose .... 




. " 3.50 


" 1.00 


. 10 


970 


Scarlet . . . 




■ " 3-5° 


" 1 .00 


.10 


980 


White . . . 




• " 3-5° 


" 1.00 


. 10 




MIGNON. A fine 


variety of upright branch- 






ing habit and 


with 40 to 50 


well- formed 






flowers of medium size on each 


plant. One 






of the best Ast< 


;rs 


for cut-flower 


use; 13^ ft. 




990 


Collection of 


6 


Varieties 




•SO 


1000 


Finest Mixed . 




. Oz., 53.00; 


34 oz , 1.00 


■ IO 


IOIO 






300 


" 1.00 


. IO 


1015 


White . . . 




. " 3 00 


" 1.00 


. IO 



1025 
1030 

1035 

1040 

1045 

1050 

1055 

1060 



No. Pkt. 

OSTRICH FEATHER. A new class of 
Aster, of still more feathery appearance 
than the Comet and resembling some of the 
large Japanese Chrysanthemums, with long, 
curved, fringe-like petals; 2 ft. 

Collection of 6 Varieties 50 

Finest Mixed . Oz., $3.00; 34 oz., 1.00 .10 
Crimson ... " 3.00 " 1.00 .10 
Dark Blue . . " 3.00 " 1.00 .10 
Light Blue . . " 3.00 " 1.00 .10 
Lilac .... " 3.00 " 1.00 .10 
Salmon Rose . " 3.00 " 1 00 .10 
White .... " 3.00 " 1.00 .10 

P^£ONY-FLOWERED PERFECTION, Im- 
proved. Truffaut. The finest form of 
incurved Aster; splendid for exhibition and 
popular for both florists' and private use. 
The flowers are usually 4 inches across, 
very double, and of fine globular form; 2 ft. 

Collection of 18 Varieties 1.00 

Collection of 12 Varieties 75 

Collection of 6 Varieties 40 

Finest Mixed. The softer and more deli- 
cate shades as well as the brilliant colors 
are included in this mixture. 

Oz., $3.00; 3^ oz., 1.00 .10 
Apple Blossom . " 3.00 " 100 .10 
Blood Red ..." 300 " 1.00 .10 
Brilliant Rose . " 300 " 1.00 .10 
Brilliant Scarlet " 300 " 1.00 .10 
Dark Blue ..." 3.00 " 1.00 .10 
Delicate Rose . " 3 00 " 1.00 .10 
Glowing Crimson " 3.00 " 1.00 .10 
Light Blue . . " 3.00 " 1.00 .10 
Snow White . . " 3.00 " 1.00 .10 

CHINESE SINGLE. The plants produce a 
profusion of large, brilliant, daisy-like flow- 
ers with yellow centres. They are exceed- 
ingly showy, and are exquisite when cut for 
vase decorations; 1% ft. 
1425 Collection of 6 Varieties 50 

142 1 Finest Mixed. All the flowers have yellow 

centres Oz., $1.00 .IO 

1422 Dark Blue " 1.00 .10 

1423 Light Blue " 1.00 .10 

1424 Rose , . . . . " 1.00 .10 



1070 

io75 
1080 

1085 



1087 
1090 

1095 
1 100 
1 105 
1110 

"!5 

1 1 20 

1 130 




Chinese Single Aster. No. 1425. 



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ASTERS. — Continued. 

VICTORIA, Improved. The 
flowers are of enormous 
size, very double, showy, 
and massive, with the petals 
beautifully recurved. For 
decorative effect and exhi- 
bition, the Victoria is un- 
rivalled. The plants bear 
20 to 25 blooms each; 
2 ft. 



Xo. 
1285 

1290 

1295 

1296 



Pkt. 



1.2: 



.90 



1297 
1300 
I3IO 

1315 

1320 



I340 

J 345 
i35o 

1355 
The 



Collection of 
20 Varieties, 

Collection of 
12 Varieties, 

Collection of 
6 varieties . 

Finest Mixed, 
splendid combina- 
tion of bright colors 
and delicate shades. 
Oz., $3.50; 
.50; pkt., .10. 

Apple Blossom. 

Azure Blue. 

Crimson. 

Dark Blue. 

Light Blue. 

Delicate Rose. 

Peach Blossom. 

Scarlet. 

Deep Violet. 

White. 



A 



: s OZ., 



above-named colors, 
oz.. $4.00; Ys oz., .60; 
pkt., .10. 



DWARF VICTORIA. 

Similar to Victoria, but 
growing only 9 inches high. 

Xo. 

Finest Mixed. 

$3-5o; 

pkt., .10. 
Light Blue. 
Rose. 
White. 



l sr 



Vs oz., 



Oz.. 
.50; 



1375 
13S0 

L3 S 5 

The 



above-named 



oz., $4.00; 
pkt., .10. 



oz. 



colors, 
, .60; 



Farquhar's Improved Victoria Aster, No. 1290. 



1270 SNOWBALL, or 
Princess. A free 
blooming, pure white 
variety of medium 
size, and exquisite 
form, the petals 
being finely imbri- 
cated; 2 ft. Oz., 
$3.00; 1 4 oz.. 1. 00; 
pkt., .10. 



1420 FARQUHAR'S IMPERIAL PRIZE. Mixed. The mixture comprises the finest varieties 
of large=flowered Asters, including Victoria, Giant Comet, American Branching, 
Paeons-flowered, Jewel, Ostrich Feather, Washington, and others, and the best 
colors of these. This combination enables the purchaser to get in a single packet 
a choice and varied selection of the most splendid Asters in cultivation. Oz., $5.00; 
% oz., .75; pkt., .15. 



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59 



Newton, Mass., 
Dec. 29, 1904. 

Messrs. 

R. &J. Far quh ar 
& Co-, Boston. 

Gentlemen : I wish 
to compliment you 
on %he fine quality 
of your Asters. I 
have grown them 
for about twenty 
years. I have never had a fail- 
ure and they have always been of 
most superior quality. 
Yours very truly, • 

ROBERT {MARSHALL. 

No. 

ASTERS. — Continued. 

QUEEN OF THE MARKET. 
Queen of the Earlies. This class 
is remarkable for its size and earli- 
ness. The plants branch freely and 
produce many large, well-formed 
flowers nearly a month earlier than 
other large-flowered kinds. It is 
of great value for early cutting; 
I ft. 
1200 Collection of 
1205 Finest Mixed 
Oz 
Crimson 



1207 
1208 
1210 
1220 
1225 



1405 
1410 



1428 

1430 

1437 
1440 



Dark Blue, 
Light Blue, 
Rose . . . 
White . . 

WASHINGTON 
growing about 

producing on its erect, stout branches 
10 to 15 enormous flowers. 
Collection of 6 Varieties . . . 
Finest Mixed. 

Oz., $3.50; Vs oz., 50; 

ASTERS, Perennial Varieties. 
Michaelmas Daisy. These hardy 
perennials are easily raised from 
seeds, and if sown early in spring 
are likely to bloom the following 
autumn. They may be sown also 
in July. 
Alpinus speciosus. Large purple 

flowers; 2 ft 

Bessarabicus. Rich purple; very 

large; 2 ft 

Nov.K AxglI/E. Rosy purple; 3 ft., 

New Hybrids, Finest Mixed; 

3 ft 




5 


Varieties . 


• 


.40 


z., 


$1.00; 


!/4 oz 


•. -35 


.10 


u 


1. 00; 


u 


• 35 


.10 


;< 


1. 00; 


i t 


■35 


.10 


(< 


1. 00; 


it 


•35' 


.10 


«< 


1. 00; 


i < 


■35 


.10 


<( 


1. 00; 


<< 


•35 


.10 




A stately 


Aster 




t 


2V2 ft. 


high, 


and 





.10 

•25 

.25 



Queen of the Market Aster. No. 1200. 



Mr. Donald Macgregor, Fort Hill, Northampton, Mass., care of Frank Lyman, Esq., Jan. 15, 1904, writes : 
" Will you please send articles as per enclosed list? Everything that I had from your firm last year gave entire 
satisfaction. Please send order as soon as you can and oblige." 



60 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




1535 



1545 
1550 



Farquhar's Prize Balsam. No. 1465. 

No. Pkti 

BALSAM. Showy and easily grown tender 

annuals, succeeding best in sunny situations 

where there is rich loam and moisture; 

July to Sept., 1 to iMj ft. 

1465 Farquhar's Prize Mixed. Flowers large, 

very double and perfect in form; superb 

colors Oz., 2.00 

1470 Improved Camellia-Flowered Collec- 
tion of 6 Varieties 

! 475 Finest Mixed .... Oz., 1.00 

1490 Farquhar's Perfection White. Large 
flowers, very double, resembling small 

Camellias Oz.,2.00 

1495 Farquhar's Perfection Pink. Oz., 2.00 

1500 Rose-Flowered, Finest Mixed. Flowers 

mostly self-colored, very full and double, 

Oz., .80 
1505 — Collection of 12 Varieties . . . 
1 5 10 — Collection of 6 Varieties .... 

1 5 1 5 — Blood Red Oz., 1.00 

151 7 — Rose ..." 1. 00 

1520 — White. "Snowball"' ..." 100 
AUBRIETIA. Hardy perennials of dwarf, 
compact growth, suitable for rockwork and 
herbaceous borders; April, 4 inches. 

1450 Bougainvillei. Light violet 10 

1455 LElCHTLINH. Deep rose; very beautiful . .25 



•25 

.60 
.10 



•25 
■25 



10 



1600 



1605 
1610 



•65 
•35 
.10 
.10 
.10 



No. Pkt. 

AURICULA. See Primula 
Auricula, No. 6790. 

BACHELOR'S BUTTON. 
See Centaurea, No. 2585. 

1460 BALLOON VINE. Car- 
diospermum Halicaca- 
bum. Rapid-growing an- 
nual climber, with white 
blossoms and seed vessels 
like miniature balloons; 
succeeds best in light, 
warm soil; 8 ft. Oz., .25, .05 

1530 BAPTISIA Australis. A 
fine hardy perennial, pro- 
ducing spikes of pea- 
shaped blue flowers 6 
inches in length; June- 
July. 2V2 ft. • Oz., .30 .05 
BARTONIA aurea. One 
of the brightest hardy 
annuals, flowers golden 
yellow; thrives in partial 
shade; June to Oct., 1^ 
ft Oz., .25 .05 

1540 BEAN, Scarlet Runner. 
Hardy annual climber, 
scarlet flowers; July- 
Sept., 6 ft. . Qt., .40 .05 

— White Runner " .40 .05 

— Painted Lady. Pink 
and white . . " .60 .05 

BEGONIA, Tuberous. 
The value of the single- 
flowered Tuberous Bego- 
nias for bedding purposes 
has been fully established, 
and the gorgeous effects 
they have produced have 
readily given them pre- 
cedence over the more 
ordinary bedding plants. 
Seeds sown in February 
or March will produce 
nice plants for planting 
out in June. The dou- 
succeed best when grown 
and are adapted to con- 
servatory and piazza decoration; 1 ft. 
Farquhar's Giant-Flowered Single, 
Collection of 8 Colors. A new strain 
with erect flowers of large size and circular 
form, the broad petals overlapping and 
often beautifully fringed. We put up this 
collection from seeds grown for us by 
special agreement with the foremost 
grower in Europe, and we believe that 

nothing finer exisls 2.00 

Farquhar's Giant-Flowered Single 
Mixed. The same strain as the foregoing, 

in mixture ..... 

Farquhar's Superb Double. The flow- 
ers are of superb rosette form, of large 
size, and of great variety of colors . . . 1.00 



ble varieties 
as pot plants, 



SO 



Mr. A. J. Newell, gardener to Mrs. R. M. Clarke, 
Pomfret, Conn., Oct. 12, writes : 

" / wish to say your strain of Zinnias this year 
have been a wonder. We had nothing in our Italian 
Garden that gave such a great, continuous display. ," 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



61 




c 

J»- — : 

Begonia Erfordia Red. 

No. Pkt. 

BEGONIA semperflorens. The dwarf va- 
rieties of Begonia semperflorens are now 
extensively used for carpet bedding. Seeds 
sown in February or March give fine plants 
for bedding out in June. The plants con- 
tinue in bloom until frost. 

1657 — Dwarf Vernon. A fine bedding sort, 

with rich red flowers and glossy bronze-red 
foliage; 4 inches 25 

1658 — Coral Gem. Habit dwarf; flowers pale 

rose; fine bedding sort; 4 inches . . . .25 

1659 — White Gem. Satiny white flowers; 4 

inches 25 

1660 Erfordia. A dwarf hybrid variety with 

small, glossy, dark green leaves and deli- 
cate rosy-carmine flowers; one of the best 

bedding sorts; 6 inches 50 

1662 — Red. New. A charming plant for bed- 
ding purposes; of erect branching habit; 
flowers deep red carried well above the 
dark coppery foliage; bears exposure to 
the sun quite well 50 

BEGONIA, Ornamental-Leaved. 

1665 Rex Varieties. Large, handsome leaves, 
dark green, variegated with red-bronze, red 
and silver-white; green-house perennial; 

I ft 25 

BELLIS perennis flore pleno. Double 
Daisy. Favorite spiing-flowering peren- 
nials, producing charming effects when 
planted with Pansies, Forget-Me-Nots, or 
Silene. They are easily raised from seed, 
flowering in autumn if sown in spring, al- 
though it is better to sow in July or August 
in cold frames and plant them out the fol- 
lowing April; 4 inches. 

1670 Finest Mixed. Saved from the finest double 

flowers Oz., $4.00 .15 

1675 Rose, Longfellow " 5.00 .25 



Pkt. 

.25 
•25 
•25 

.05 



TO 



.25 



.10 



No. 

BELLIS — Continued. 

1680 White Oz., 5.00 

1690 Maxima, or Giant, Finest Mixed. 

y 8 oz., 1. 00 
1695 Snowball. Large; white; very beautiful, 

Vs oz., 1. 00 

1700 BELVIDERE, Summer Cypress. Kochia 
Scoparia. Hardy annual with graceful 
foliage ; useful in making bouquets . 

1720 BOCCONIA Japonica. Hardy perennial 
with large, glaucous, decorative leaves ; 
4 ft Oz., 40 

1725 BOLTONIA Latisquama. A beautiful au- 
tumn-flowering hardy perennial, closely re- 
sembling and allied to the perennial Asters; 
flowers violet-blue ; 4 ft 

1730 BRACHYCOME Iberidifolia. Swan 
River Daisy. Elegant, profuse - flower- 
ing half-hardy annual with handsome blue 
flowers, resembling those of the Cineraria; 
9 inches Oz., 1 .00 

BROWALLIA. Elegant, free-flowering, half- 
hardy annuals for house or garden ; grow- 
ing about 18 inches in height, with Verbena- 
like flowers ; excellent for cutting. Seeds 
started in July will give fine plants for winter 
blooming in the greenhouse, for which they 
are valuable. For summer blooming they 
may be sown under glass in March, or in 
the open ground in May. 
1740 Finest Mixed. Shades of blue, purple, and 

white . Oz., 1. 00 

1755 elata ccerulea grandiflora. Bright 

blue; fine for cutting . . . Oz., 1.00 

1767 speciosa major. A new variety with clear 

blue flowers, much larger than other sorts. 

1775 BUPTHALMUM salicifolium. Ox-Eye. 
Showy hardy perennial; flowers yellow, 
with long stems; 2 ft Oz., .50 

1780 CACALIA coccinea. Tassel Flower. Showy, 
hardy annual, with trusses of tassel-like 
scarlet flowers; i 1 /^ ft., July to Oct. Oz., .40 

1805 CALANDRINIA umbellata. Half-hardy 
perennial; flowering the first season if sown 
early, with crimson flowers and of trailing 
habit; excellent for rock work and sunny 
slopes; 6 inches 

CALENDULA. Pot Marigold. Splendid 
hardy annuals, with large disc-like double 
flowers, borne in profusion from June to 
November. They are valuable for cut 
flowers, for which purpose they are largely 
grown under glass. Their vigorous growth 
enables them to withstand light soils and dry 
situations; I ft. 

1855 Double Mixed Oz., .25 

i860 Orange King. Deep orange, double 

flowers Oz., .25 

1870 Meteor. Orange striped with primose. 

Oz 
1885 Lemon Queen. Clear lemon-yellow. " 
1895 Pluvialis. Cape Marigold. White. " 
1897 Pongei. Large, double white flowers. " 

Guy's Cliff, Bar Harbor, Me., Jan. 13, IQOJ. 
Messrs. R. & J. tarquhar & Co. : 

Gentlemen : Your seeds in general were quite a success with 
us here last summer. Sweet Peas, Tuberous Begonias, Glad- 
iolus, African Marigolds, Salvia, and Shirley Poppies were 
specially fine. I had quite a few Begonia Blooms, measuring 
bY 2 to 7 inches in diameter. You might please send Catalogues 
to follovjing address. Yours truly, 

JOHN RENWICK, Gardener to E. C. Cushman, Esq. 



.10 
.10 

•25 

.05 

•05 



.05 



.05 
.05 



25 


•05 


25 


.05 


25 


.05 


30 


•05 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




Calceolaria, Farquhar's Prize. No. 1810. 



No. Pkt. 

1 810 CALCEOLARIA. Farquhar's Prize Large- 
Flowering. Our strains of Calceolaria have 
a wide reputation. They are the result of 
constant selection and cross-fertilization of 
the best flowers, and no pains are spared 
to maintain their excellence. The flowers 
are of large size, of rich and varied colors, 
including self-colors, spotted, blotched, and 
laced. We receive hundreds of orders for 
these from cultivators in all parts of the 
United States and Canada. First size packet, 
No. 1810, $1.00; second size packet, No. 

181c 5° 

Large-Flowered, Self-Colors. Finest 

Mixed 50 

Large-Flowered, Spotted. Finest mixed, .50 

rugosa, or Shrubby. Charming bedding 

plants for partial shade or slightly moist 

situations, blooming from June to October. 

The colors range from yellow to brown. 

Finest mixed 50 

— Yellow. Clear yellow; the best bedding 
sort; 15 inches 25 

CALLIOPSIS, or Coreopsis. Annual Vari- 
eties. Charming free-flowering hardy an- 
nuals, blooming early and continuing until 
frost. The flowers are showy in the garden 
and most useful for cutting ; 2 ft. 
1905 Finest Mixed. Brilliant yellow, red, and 

maroon Oz., .30 .05 

1915 atrosangltni a. Velvety, dark crimson. 

Oz., .30 .05 
1920 1'ICOlor, or tinctoria. Yellow, with brown 

centre Oz., .30 .05 

I935 CORONATA. Yellow with a few small crimson 

spots; large flower Oz., .30 .05 



No. 
1940 

I95 2 



1S15 

1820 
1845 



;8 5 o 



*955 

J957 
i960 

1965 
1970 



19S5 



Pkt. 

CALLIOPSIS — Continued. 
Drummondi. Golden Wave. Yellow with 

maroon centre; large .... Oz., .30 .05 
TRICHOSPERMA. A tall variety, blooming in 
August and September, with large, golden 

yellow flowers ; 4 ft Oz., JS1.00 .IO 

Perennial Varieties. These frequently 

bloom the first year from seed sown in spring. 

It is more satisfactory, however, to sow in 

July or August, protecting the plants with 

coarse straw or pine boughs during winter. 

They will flower profusely the following 

summer; July to October, 2 ft. 

grandiflora. Bright golden yellow flowers, 

3 to 4 inches in diameter, the broad petals 

overlapping and beautifully fringed. Oz., .50 .10 

— Eldorado. An improved form from 

California, flowers, 4 to 5 inches diameter, .25 
lanceolata. Large, golden yellow. 

Oz., $1.00 ,10 
palmata. Deep yellow; large flowers. 

% oz., #1.00 .25 
C A LLI R H O E I nvolucrata. Poppy Mallow. 
Elegant hardy perennial of easy culture, of 
spreading growth, with large crimson Linuna- 

like flowers; 1% ft Oz., .75 .05 

CAMPANULA. Bell- Flower. All the species 
of Campanula are elegant when in bloom 
and are worthy of being largely grown. 
They are chiefly hardy biennials and peren- 
nials and it is best to sow these two classes 
in July for plants to bloom the next summer. 
Annual sorts should be sown in April. 
Carpatica. Carpathian Blue-Bell. Neat 
hardy perennial bearing a profusion of erect, 
blue, bell-shaped flowers; splendid for 
mixed borders; 6 inches, June to August. 

Oz., .50 .05 



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63 



No. 

1990 

2005 

2020 
203O 

2032 



Pkt- 



CAMPANULA — Continued. 
— Alba. White Carpathian Bell. 



2035 

2040 
2045 
2050 
2065 



2070 
2075 



Pure white 
FRAGILIS. Fine trailing 



Oz., .60 .05 
plant for 
hanging-baskets and vases, flowers 
light blue; half-hardy perennial; 
July to September . % oz., $1.00 .25 

Mackantha. Large purplish-blue 
flowers; hardy perennial; 3 ft., 
July to September . . Oz., .40 .05 

Makiesi. Japanese Balloon Flower. 
Hardy perennial; flowers the first 
year from seed; rich violet; i^ ft., 



July to October 



Oz., $1.00 .10 



mirabilis. Very ornamental hardy 
perennial of upright branching 
habit; 2 ft. in height; each branch 
tipped with numerous large, light 
blue flowers; July to September 

PERSICIFOLIA GRANDIFLORA COE- 

RULEA. One of the best hardy per- 
ennial plants, bearing erect spikes 
of large blue, cup-shaped flowers ; 
2 ft., July and August . . . . 

alba. Pure white ; splen- 
did 

coerulea plena. Double 

blue, rosette-like flowers . . . 

alba plena. Pure white 

flowers, like Camellias .... 

PYRAMiDALis. The Chimney Cam- 
panula. Stately hardy perennial; 
very handsome as border plants or 
grown in pots for conservatory 
decoration; 4 ft., June to August. 

Oz., .60 

— ALBA. White; magnificent, 

Oz., .80 

ROTUNDIFOLIA. Scotch Blue-bell. 
Deep blue ; perennial; I ft., June 
to Sept % oz., 1 .00 



• 2 S 



■25 



2 5 



•25 



■25 



10 



,10 



10 





Calliopsis, No. 1905. 
rage b2. 



No. 



2079 

2080 
2085 
2090 
2095 
2IOO 
2105 
2IIO 
2I20 
2125 
2130 

2135 

2145 
2150 



Farquhar's Prize Canterbury Bells. No. 2079. 



CANTERBURY BELLS. Campanula medium. 
Showy, hardy biennials, growing in pyramidal 
form and bearing many large, bell-shaped flow- 
ers; very showy in mixed borders and in shrub- 
beries; 2% ft., July to September. Seedlings 
raised in July or August bloom the following sum- 
mer. 
Farquhar's Prize Mixed. An improved strain 
containing the finest colors of both single and 

double forms Oz., 1.75 

Single Blue " .40 

— Rose " .40 

— Striped " .40 

— White " .40 

— Mixed. All colors " .40 

Double Blue " 1.00 

— Rose " 2.00 

— White " 2.00 

— Mixed. All colors " 1.25 

CALYCANTHEMA. Cup and Saucer. Blue, " 1.50 

— Rose " 2.00 

— White " 2.00 

— Mixed. All colors " 125 

CANARY-BIRD FLOWER. See Tropasolum 

Canariense, No. 8005. 



Pkt. 



.IO 
•05 
•°5 
•°5 

•°5 

■°5 
.10 

•25 

• 2 5 
,10 
,10 

•25 

•25 
10 



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Marguerite Carnation, Farquhar's Giant Mixed. No. 2350. 



No. Pkt. 

CARNATION and Picotee Pinks. Many of 
the best market varieties have originated 
from our seeds, which are grown for us by 
specialists in Europe. The green-house va- 
rieties, if sown in February or March, should 
flower in autumn and throughout the winter. 
2285 Collection of 12 Varieties. Carnations 

and Picotees 1. 00 

2300 Farquhar's French Perpetual. The finest 
strain of florists' Carnations, producing a 
large percentage of full, double, perfectly- 
formed flowers, most of them strongly clove- 
scented, and embracing the choicest colors. .50 
2340 Picotee, Double Show Varieties. The 
petals of the large double flowers beauti- 
fully spotted or laced with some distinct 
color. Finest mixed 50 



2365 

237° 
2380 
2381 
2383 



2385 
2390 



Pkt. 
MARGUERITE CARNATIONS. The earli- 
est of all Carnations, blooming in July or 
August if sown in spring, and continuing 
until frost. Being half-hardy perennials, a 
slight protection of coarse straw or pine 
boughs will preserve them during winter and 
they will flower profusely the next summer, 
or they may be potted to bloom during 
winter in the house. The flowers are large, 
about 80 per cent, usually coming double. 
Farquhar's New Giant Mixed. An im- 
proved strain, producing a high percentage 
of double flowers, usually about 3 inches 
in diameter, including white, pink, scarlet, 
crimson, and yellow 25 

" The Margaret Carnations and Sweet Peas 
were the best I have ever seen; in fact, 
everything sent by your house was highly 
satisfactory. 

" y. Afahan, Newport, R.I." 

Choice Mixed. A fine selection ; seed saved 
from large double flowers and including all 

colors Oz., 1.50 .10 

Red " 2.00 .10 

Rose " 2.00 .10 

White " 2.50 .10 

Yellow y 8 " 1.50 .25 

Giants of Nice. The florists of the Riviera 
have long had the reputation of producing 
the finest Carnations in Europe. This 
strain originated with M. Chabaud, who is 
foremost among them, and our seed is raised 
by him. The plants come in bloom in six 
months after sowing; the flowers are long- 
stemmed, of large size and thick of petal. 
For cutting this strain is most valuable, par- 
ticularly for summer use. Mixed colors . .50 

HARDY CARNATIONS. For the Open 

Garden. It is advisable to protect these 

with a light covering of pine boughs or 

coarse straw during winter. 

Grenadin Scarlet. Double flowers, early; 

2 ft 1^ oz i I -°° - 2 5 

— White . . ' 25 



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65 



No. 

2400 

2402 
2405 

2410 
2430 



2445 



v5i 



2245 



HARDY CARNATIONS— Continued. 
Double Prize Strain, Finest Mixed. The 
best type of Hardy Border Carnation, fine 
for cutting Oz., 4.00 

— Fine Mixed " 2.00 

— Early White Vienna. Ornamental and 
useful for cutting Oz., 3. 00 

PLUMARILTS CYCLOPE, DOUBLE MlXED. A 

splendid race of double " Pheasant-Eye " 
pinks. Very fragrant and hardy 

SCOTICUS FLORE PLENO. Fa i shy Pink. 
This race of Scotch pinks is quite as 
much in favor for winter forcing as for bor- 
der cultivation. The flowers resemble the 
true Carnation and have the strongest spice 
fragrance 

CASTILLEJA INDIVISA. Half-hardy annual 
with brilliant scarlet flower bracts; 1^2 ft., 
July to Oct 

CASTOR OIL BEAN. See Ricinus, No. 
6925. 

CATCH FLY. See Silene, No. 7220. 

CANNA, Crozy's Large-Flowering Sorts. 
This race of Cannas is remarkable for the 
size and lasting quality. of the flowers, and 
being of compact habit they are invaluable 
for sub-tropical bedding . . . Oz., .50 
Dark-Leaved Varieties . . " .25 



Pkt. 

•25 
.10 

•25 
.50 



•50 



•25 



.10 

•05 




Giant White Candytuft. No. 2190. 



No. 



Pkt. 



2165 
2170 

2175 
2185 



2231 

2232 
2233 



2465 
24S0 
2500 

2505 
2510 

25 T 5 
2524 

2525 
2530 

2535 
2540 



2545 
2550 
2555 



;6s 



•05 
.05 
•05 



•05 



•05 

•05 
.05 

•05 
■05 
•05 



.25 

•25 

•05 



CANDYTUFT. Uteris. Showy hardy an- 
nuals, useful for edgings and masses, and 
most serviceable for cutting. If sown in 
April they bloom from July to October. 
They arc- frequently sown in autumn and 
kept over winter in cold frames to bloom in 
spring; I ft. 
Finest Mixed. All colors . . Oz., .25 

Carmine " .40 

Dark Crimson. Dunnett's Improved •' .25 

Empress. A large-flowered white sort, with 

broad, conical heads; extensively used for 

forcing Oz., .50 

2190 Giant White. Grand variety; producing 
immense spikes of large, pure white flow- 
ers; excellent for cutting . . Oz., .50 
2195 ODOR ATA. White; fragrant . . " .25 
2200 Purple. Rich shade .... " .25 
2210 Dwarf, Fjnest Mixed. Useful for edg- 
ings Oz., .75 

2225 — Rose "75 

2230 — White " .50 

IBERIS. Candytuft. Perennial Vari- 
eties. Free- flowering dwarf perennials, 
suitable for rockwork and the edges of her- 
baceous borders. Height, 6 inches. 
Gibraltarica. White, shaded with pink. 

% oz., 1. 00 
Pruiti. White; very early . . " 1. 00 
sempervirens. White, glossy green foliage, 

Oz., .75 

CELOSIA, or Cockscomb. Showy annuals 
of easy cultivation; producing large, brill- 
iant, comb-like flower heads. They prefer 
a light soil, and should not be allowed to 
become crowded if a dwarf habit is desired. 
Dwarf, Finest Mixed . . . V± oz., .50 .05 

— Dark Crimson. ( Glasgow Prized " .75 .10 

— Golden Yellow .... " .75 .10 

— Light Yellow .... " .75 .10 

— Rose u .75 .10 

— Scarlet ....... " .75 .10 

— VESUVIUS. Flame color and crimson; 
splendid % oz., .1.25 .25 

— Collection of 10 Varieties . . . .75 

— Collection of 6 Varieties 50 

Tall. Finest Mixed; 1V2 ft. .Oz.,1.00 .05 
plumosa, Finest Mixed. Showy annuals, 

with brilliant, plume-like flowers; 1V2 ft. 

Oz., .50 .05 

— ■ Crimson " .60 .05 

— ■ Golden Yellow " .60 .05 

— Scarlet " .60 .05 

Thompson's Superb. Splendid strain, with 

bright red and dark folinge; flowers crim- 
son Oz., 1. 00 

CENTAUREA, White— Leaved Varieties. 
Dusty Miller. Half-hardy perennials of 
dwarf growth, with silvery leaves; splendid 
for ribbon-bedding. 
2570 CANDIDISSIMA. Thick, white leaves; 1 ft. 

1,000 seeds, .75 

2573 gymnocarpa. White, fern-like leaves; very 

graceful. Splendid bedding plant; O/2 ft. 

Oz., .80 



10 



10 



10 



Mr. Sydney 
Can., writes: 



Mitchell, Park Avenue, Montreal, 



u Gentlemen : Cosmos, usually considered too late a 
plant to /lower in our northern climate, bloomed beauti- 
fully in September and October from June-sown seed of 
Farquhar^s Early Flowering Hybrids." 



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No. 



2574 



2575 
2576 

2577 
2578 

2579 
2581 

2582 



2583 
2584 



2585 
2590 

26lO 
2615 



Centaurea Imperialis. No. 2575. 

CENTAUREA. Flowering Annual Sorts. 
These are among the most serviceable an- 
nuals for cutting, and they may be sown 
from April to July for succession. 
Collection of 8 Large-Flowering Vari- 
eties 

imperialis. Netv Giant Corn-Flower. The 
flowers are of enormous size, fragrant, and 
of most charming colors. They are superb 
for cutting; 2 ft. 

— Finest Mixed. All colors . Oz., .75 

— Lilac k ' 1.25 

— Pink, with White Centre . " 1.25 

— Rose ' ; 1.25 

■ — Purple "• 1.25 

— White ''1.25 

Margaritae. Giant While Corn-Flower, 

Blossoms 3 to 4 inches across, pure white, 

fragrant Oz., 1.00 

odorata. Fragrant; purplish crimson; very 
large blossoms Oz., 1.00 

— Chameleon. Large flowers, pale sulphur- 
yellow, changing to rosy-lilac . Oz., 2.00 

CYANUS. Bachelor's Button, or Corn Floiver. 
Fine, free-flowering hardy annuals; easily 
grown, and excellent for cutting; 2 ft. 

— Finest Mixed . Vi lb., .60 Oz., .25 

— Emperor \Viluam. Deep blue. 

1/4 lb., .75 « .30 

— Rose " .30 

— White " .30 

MOSCHATUS. Sweet Sultan. Fragrant and 

showy hardy annuals. Splendid for cut 
flowers; 1V2 ft., June to Sept. 



Pkt. 



.40 



.10 
IO 
,10 
,10 
,10 
,10 



.10 
.10 

.10 

.05 

•05 
•05 
•05 



No. 

2625 
2627 
2628 
2630 
2635 

2636 

2638 
2640 
2642 

2647 
2655 



Oz. 



•30 
.30 

.30 
.60 



2670 



2675 



2680 
2685 
2700 



2702 

2703 
2705 
2707 
2750 
2765 



2770 
2775 

2780 
2790 

2805 
2810 

2815 



CENTAUREA— Continued. 

— Finest Mixed. All colors 

— Blue 

— White " 

suaveolens. Yellow Sweet Sultan. " 

Americana. Lilac-purple flowers, often 4 

inches in diameter; 2% ft. . . Oz., .75 

alba. White; lovely flower; *4 oz., .60 

CENTAUREA, Hardy Perennial Varie- 
ties. 
Babylonica. Yellow; very showy; 3 ft. 

14 oz., .30 
macrocephala. Large, deep yellow flowers: 

3 ft M oz., .30 

Montana. Very showy; deep purple; 2 ft. 

y± oz., .50 

CEPHALARIA Alpina. Hardy perennial, 
with showy light blue flowers; 2V2 ft., July 
to Sept 

CERASTIUM tomentosum. Snow-in-Sum- 
mer. The foliage of this hardy perennial is 
perfectly white and its dense matted growth 
makes it desirable for edgings and rocker- 
ies; 4 inches 

CHELONE barbata Torreyi. Fine peren- 
nial, with scarlet flowers like the Pentste- 
mon; fine for summer display and cutting; 

2 ft., July to Oct % oz., .50 

HYBRIDA. The colors vary from flesh-pink 
to deep red and violet; beautiful as cut 
flowers for vases . . . . % ° z -> -5° 
CHRYSANTHEMUM. Annual Varieties. 
Showy hardy annuals of easiest cultivation 
and blooming from July until frost. They 
are especially desirable for seashore and 
mountain gardens; 2 ft. 
Single Varieties Mixed . . Oz., .30 
Double Varieties Mixed . . " .40 
Tricolor Burridgeanum. Lord Beacons- 
field. Single daisy-like flowers, white, 
crimson, and yellow .... Oz., .40 
— ■ Eclipse. Single, golden yellow, with 
scarlet ring and brown disc . Oz., .50 

— Dunnett's Double Crimson. *.' 

White " 

Yellow tl 

— -Double Fringed Mixed . " 
inodorum plenissimum. Free-flowering 

variety of spreading habit, with pure white 
flowers, resembling Asters ; 1 f t. , ^ oz. , . 30 

multicaule. Pretty, single yellow flowers; 
fine bedder; 4 inches .... Oz., .30 

SEGETUM grandiflorum. Bright golden 

yellow; 2 ft Oz., .30 

CHRYSANTHEMUM, Perennial Varie- 
ties. 

Chinese Finest Mixed. The large autumn- 
flowering Chrysanthemum 

Japanese Double Early Flowering, 
Delaux Strain. These bloom in the open 
ground from Aug. to Nov. Splendid hardy 
perennials; 2 ft 

FRUTESCENS. The White Paris Daisy. 
Charming plant for greenhouse or summer 
bedding out doors; tender perennial, 1 Vs ft. 

— Comtesse DE Chambord. Golden Paris 
Daisy. The true Golden Marguerite, a 
favorite flower, both for cutting and bed- 
ding, worthy of more extensive use, tender 
perennial; 3 ft 

maximum. Ox-Eye Daisy. The largest- 
flowered hardy perennial Daisy; white; 3 
ft., July to Oct 



Pkt. 

•05 
•05 
.05 
•05 

.10 

•25 



.10 

.10 

.10 
.10 



1.25 
1 .00 
1 .00 
1.25 



•25 



10 



.10 



•OS 
•05 



•OS 

05 
.10 

.10 

.10 

.10 



.IO 

•05 

•05- 
■25 

•25 

.10 

•IS 
,10 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




WE DELIVER FREE ANYWHERE IN THE 
UNITED STATES 

To any Post Office, Railroad Express Office or Station 
At our Option 

ALL VEGETABLE and FLOWER SEEDS 

By the packet, ounce, % lb., l / 2 lb., and pound. 

ALSO 

Flowering Bulbs at Single and Dozen Rates 
and Books. 

If puts and quarts of Peas, Beans, and Corn are wanted, post or 
express pnid, please remit extra at the rate of 8 cents per pint and 
1.5 cents per quart. 



No. 
2820 
282S 



CINERARIA HYBRIDA. The large-flowered 
varieties are among the most ornamental and useful 
plants that can be grown for conservatory and house 
decoration, and they are of easiest culture. Seed 
may be sown from May to September for succession, 
but the principal sowing should be made in July. 
Farquhar's Columbian Prize. The plants are of compact growth, carrying large flower-heads of 
finest form and substance. The strain includes the richest and brightest self colors as well as per- 
fectly marked ringed and margined forms of all colors. 



Farquhar's Columbian Prize Cineraria. No. 2820. 



Pkt. 



First size packet ................ $1.00 

Second size packet .... . co 



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No. 

2865 

2880 
2883 

2890 
2900 



CLARKIA — Continued. 
elegans, Double Mixed. 
crimson, violet, and white 
pulchella, Single Mixed. 



— integripetala 
flowers 



Pkt. 

•°5 
•°5 
■OS 

75 



CDPVRIOKT tSOg 
BY RJ5J 'ARpUHAK SCO. 



No. 



2830 



284O 



2845 



Cineraria Stellata. No. 2845. 



CINERARIA — Continued. 

GRANDIFLORA NANA. FINEST MlXED. Plants 

of dwarf habit with large flowers of fine 
substance. Valuable for window decora- 
tion 

Double- Flowekinc, Finest Mixed. The 
flowers are in the form of small rosettes, 
and are useful for cutting 

STE5.LATA. Star -Flowered Cineraria. A 
charming new race with large corymbs of 
delicate little flowers, in appearance some- 
what like our native American asters. For 
vases and bouquets they are most fascin- 
ating, and they keep fresh a week or longer. 
Mixed colors 



2908 



2910 



2925 
2930 



Shades of rose, 

. . Oz., .25 

Many colors. 

Oz., .25 

Mixed. Large, showy 

Oz., .25 

CLERODENDRON Fallax. Splendid green- 
house perennial with scarlet flower-heads 
resembling the Hydrangea. Seeds sown in 
March give flowering plants by Sept. ; 2 ft., 

CLEMATIS paniculata. The beautiful 
hardy Japanese autumn-flowering variety so 
extensively used about Boston, and admired 
for its masses of fragrant white star-shaped 

flowers; 25 ft Oz., .60 .10 

For Plants of Clematis paniculata, 
which bloom the first season, see Hardy 
Climbing Plants. 

CLEOME pungens. Spider Plant. Tender 
biennial, with beautiful rose-colored flowers; 
blooms the first season if started early; 2 ft. 

Oz., 1.75 .10 

CLIANTHUS Dampieri. Glory Pea. 
Gorgeous, summer-flowering plants ; flowers 
scarlet with large, glossy black blotch; pea- 
shaped; greenhouse shrub; Julv to Oct., 
4ft ' 25 

CLITORIA COELESTis. Blue Pea. Green- 
house climber; lovely blue flowers; 4 ft. . .10 

COBEA scandens. Well-known climbing 
perennial of rapid growth and flowering the 
first season ; producing large purple, bell- 
shaped blossoms; July to Oct., 20 ft. 

Oz., .75 .10 



Pkt. 



•5° 



•75 



1 .00 



2850 
2855 
2860 



CINERARIA. White-Leaved Varieties. 
Dusty Miller. Silvery-leaved peren- 
nials, much used for bedding; 1 to I j^ ft. 
MARITIMA. Dwarf habit; silvery leaves? 

Oz., 30 
acanthi 101. 1 a. White, finely-cut leaves. 

Oz., 1.50 
CANDIDISSIMA. White; fine for edging, «• .50 

CLARKIA. Showy, hardy annuals of easy 
cultivation, slender and branching in growth, 
with handsome flowers; desirable for beds 
and cutting; July to Oct., 1 ft. 



10 




Clarkia Elegans, Double. No. 2865. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



69 



No. 



2935 
2937 



2955 



2957 



COBEA— Continued. 

— FLORE albo. White. 
Oz., 2.00; pkt., .25 

MACROSTEMMA. Purple 

flowers with corolla 

divided and curious 

long-stalked anthers. 

Pkt., 25 

2940 COCCINEA In dig a. 

Annual climber, with 

white flowers and 

scarlet fruit; 8 ft. 

Pkt., .10 
COCKSCOMB. SeeCe- 

losia, No. 2465. 
COLEUS. Splendid 
bedding plants, with 
beautifullycolored and 
handsomely marked 
foliage. They are 
easily raised from seed 
if kept in a warm 
temperature. Tender 
perennials; l 1 /2to2ft. 
New Large-Leaved 
Varieties. Superb 
colors and markings. 
Pkt., .50 
Finest Mixed Hy- 
brids . Pkt., .25 
2960 COLLINSIA, Finest 
Mixed. Charming 
hardy annuals adapted 
to dry situations; 
flowers white, lilac, 
and purple; June to 
Sept.; 1 ft. 

Oz., .30; pkt., .05 
COLLOMIA coccinea. 
Fine hardy annual; 
scarlet and yellow; 
fine plant for bees; 
June to Oct.; 1% ft. 
Oz., .30; pkt., .05 
COLUMBINE. See 
Aquilegia, No. 490. 
2982 COMMELINA Sel- 
LOWIANA. Half-hardy 
perennial with beauti- 
ful cobalt-blue flowers 
and having tuberous 
roots which may be 
kept over winter like Pkt. 

dahlias. July to Oct.; 1% ft., }£ oz., .1.00 .10 
CONVOLVULUS MAJOR. See Ipomcea Pur- 
purea, No. 4445. 
CONVOLVULUS minor. Dwarf Morning 
Glory. ^ Early-blooming hardy annuals, with 
very brilliant flowers; splendid for seashore 
and mountain gardens; iV 2 ft., June to Sept. 

— Finest Mixed. Shades of rose, crimson, 
violet, and white Oz., .25 

— Blue. Rich indigo . ..." .25 
MAURITANICUS. Charming half-hardy peren- 
nial of trailing habit, with light blue flowers 
suitable for hanging-baskets . 1^ oz., .50 

3025 COSMIDIUM Burridgianum. Showy an- 
nual, with large, orange-brown flowers, re- 
sembling Calliopsis; 2 ft., July to Oct. Oz.,. 25 .05 

Fairlazun, Nevjport, R.I. 
Messrs. R. d: J. Farquhar & Co. : 

Dear Sirs : I am very muck pleased with your ne-.v Early 
Flozvering Cosmos. It commenced to bloom about the first of 
July and continued until frost. Tkefio-wers are of large size 
and fine colors. It is decidedly the most useful Cosmos I have 
met with. Yours very truly, P. VOLQUARDSEN. 



2965 




Farquhar's Early Flowering Cosmos, No. 3032. 



2985 

2990 
3 OI 5 



•05 

■°5 



10 



No. 



Pkt. 



o^t2 



rj 



3033 
3034 
303 6 

3037 
3038 
3039 



COSMOS. This is one of our most useful and 
beautiful autumn flowers. To get it in bloom 
early, the seed should be sown in May in the 
open ground where the plants are desired to 
bloom, and the seedlings allowed to grow 
and flower without being transplanted. 
Farquhar's Early Mixed Hybrids. The 
earliest strain of Cosmos in existence. If 
sown in May in the open ground, it usu- 
ally blooms by the first or second week in 
July. The colors include pure white, shades 
of lilac, rose, and crimson. Our seed is 
grown in Massachusetts and has frequently 
ripened and been gathered before ordinary 
Cosmos had begun to bloom ; 4 ft. Oz., 1.25 
Farquhar's Early Pink . . . " 1.50 
Farquhar's Early White . . 
Mammoth, Finest Mixed. Flowers usu- 
ally 4 in. across Oz., .50 

— Pink " .50 

— Red " .50 

— White 4t .50 



.10 
.10 
.10 

.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 



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COPYRIGHT 1304 
R. a. J. Farquhar & Co. 



Farquhar's Giant Cyclamen. 



CYCLAMEN. 



Our strains of Cyclamen have gained a national repu- 
tation and are freely acknowledged to be the finest in the 
country. At the World's Columbian Exposition, at which 
specialists from all over the wor ] d competed, our Cycla- 
men were the finest and were awarded the Medal and 
Diploma. In commenting on the exhibition, the " Garden 
and Forest" said: "The contrast was great between 
the small flowered type (of other exhibitors) and the 
large flowers in the exhibition of R. & J. Farquhar & Co." 

Penn. & Homewood Ave.. 

Pittsburg, Pa., January 1 1, 1904. 
Mr. David Fraskk. gardener to H. C. Frick, Esq., 
writes : / wish you could see the house of Cyclamen I 
have from your seed. Out of five hundred plants there 
is scarcely a poor one in the lot ; some of the plants are 
carrying forty to sixty large flowers. Everv one says 
they are the finest Cyclamen they have ever seen. 
No. 

3090 Farquhar's Columbian Prize. The flowers 

are of largest size and finest form, with broad 
massive petals. This strain embraces all the 
finest colors found in Cyclamen. 

3091 Farquhar's Giant Crimson* 

3092 Farquhar's Giant Pink. 



CYCLAMEN. — Continued. 



No. 
3093 
3094 

3102 

3^5 
3110 

3 [I 3 

3"4 
3 1 16 

3120 
3125 
3^ 2 7 
3'3° 
3i35 
3HO 
3 r 45 



Per 



Farquhar's Giant White. 

Farquhar's Giant Blood Red, New. 
packet, $1.00. 

Brilliant. Rosy purple. 

Crimson King. 

Dame Blanche. Pure white; erect flowers. 

Duke of Fife. Deep rose. 

Excelsior. White with crimson base. 

James' Blood Red. Deepest crimson sort. 

Mont Blanc Pure white, superb flower. 

Picturatum. Light rose with claret base. 

Princess May. Pink. 

Rosy Morn. Deep rose with claret base. 

Salmon Queen. Delicate salmon pink. 

Sun ray. Pink with claret base. 

New Giant Fringed. The delicate lace- 
edged leaves form the great charm of this 
fascinating new variety. The flowers, 
which are frequently fringed, run in the 
several colors. Per 100 seeds, $2.50; 
per packet, .75. 

Prices of the above named Cyclamen, except A'os. 3094 
and 3*4$ ■' Per 1,000 seeds, $12.00 ; per 100 seeds, 1.50 ; 

per packet, . 75. 



R. & J, FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



71 



No. 



3<>75 



3160 



3*75 



3'77 



3180 
3185 
3195 
3196 



3200 



3205 

3210 
3212 

3215 

3220 
3225 



3235 
3236 

3240 



Pkt. 

COWSLIP. See Primula acaulis, No. 6785. 

CUCUMBER ORNAMENTAL. See Echi- 
nocystis, No. 3500. 

C U P H E A , Platycentra. Cigar Plant. 
Half-hardy perennial, valuable as a bedding 
and border plant. The flowers are bright 
scarlet with a black and white lip; I ft., 
July to Oct. It flowers the first year from 
seed . .25 

CYCLANTHERA explodens. A free-grow- 
ing annual climber, with handsome foliage, 
yellow flowers, and pretty oval fruit, which 
explodes when ripe; 8ft 10 

CYPERUS alternifolius. Umbrella 
Plant. Handsome, half-hardy perennial 
easily raised from seed ; useful for table dec- 
orations and combining with palms; semi- 
aquatic; 2 ft 25 

papyrus. Egyptian Paper Plant. Half- 
hardy perennial; semi-aquatic, with large 
spreading flower-heads. Splendid for sub- 
tropical beds and aquatic gardens; will 
survive the vmter if well mulched. Height, 
6 ft 25 

CYPRESS VINE. Ipomcea Quatnoclit. 
Very graceful and beautiful twining annuals 
with feathery dark green foliage and star- 
like flowers; 20 ft., July to October. 

Finest Mixed Oz., .30 .05 

Bright Scarlet " .30 .05 

White " .30 .05 

CYTISUS racemosus. Beautiful winter- 
blooming greenhouse shrub, with clusters of 
bright yellow pea-shaped blossoms; 3 ft. . .50 

DAHLIA. This popular flower can easily be 
raised from seed and flowered the same 
season. The roots should be placed in dry 
sand and kept in a cellar where there is no 
frost during winter; 3 ft. 
Cactus-Flowered. The petals are fluted 
and twisted loosely, producing a very grace- 
ful and free effect. Finest mixed. Oz., 1.50 .10 
Double Large-Flowered, Finest Mixed. 
Saved from the finest sorts . . Oz., 1.50 .10 

— Pompon, Finest Mixed 10 

Gloria. A new strain with very large re- 
flexed petals and with a bold yellow centre, .25 

Single, Finest Mixed. Saved from the 

best European collections . . Oz., .75 .10 

— Striped Mixed " 1.00 .10 

— White Shades " 1.00 .10 

DAISY. See Bellis perennis, No. 1670. 

DATURA, or Trumpet Flower. Half-hardy 
annuals of rapid growth with large trumpet- 
shaped fragrant flowers; very showy; 3 ft. 
Finest Mixed. Shades of lilac, purple, 

yellow, and white Oz., .40 .05 

arborea. Brugmansia. Flowers trumpet- 
shaped; usually about 12 inches long; fra- 
grant and pure white . . . */g oz., .75 .25 
cornucopia. White, marbled with purple, 

Oz., 1. 00 .10 

DELPHINIUM. Larkspur. The perennial 
Larkspurs are perfectly hardy and can be 
grown with ease in any garden. They are 
handsome plants for the herbaceous border 
and shrubbery and are splendid for cut flower 
use. When sown in April or May, Delphin- 
iums will usually bloom in September; they 
may also be sown in July to bloom the 
following June; i^ to 4 ft. 




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Delphinium, Farquhar's Selected Hybrids. No. 3255 

No. Pkt. 

DELPHINIUM — Continued. 

3255 Farquhar's Selected Hybrids. This strain 
includes the best of the new single and 
double varieties; the flower-spikes being 
large, varying in color from pearly white to 
lavender and from soft azure blue to rich 
indigo. Finest mixed . . . Oz., 2.50 .25 

3257 Lemoine's Hybrids, Finest Mixed. A 

splendid race, including all colors, Oz., 1.50 .10 

3270 CARDINALE. Scarlet; 3 ft. . % oz., 1.50 .25 

3275 Cashmirianum. Large flowers, dark blue; 

i l A ft K oz -> I - 2 5 > 2 S 

3277 Caucasicum. Violet, magnificent; \% ft-, 

Oz., 1. 00 .10 
3280 Chinensis Mixed. Grandiflorum. Shades 

of blue and pure white; ijk£ ft. . Oz., .50 .05 

3282 — azureum. Azure blue ..." .60 .05 

3283 — album. Pure white .... " .60 .05 
3285 elatum. Bee Larkspur. Blue 54 ft.," 1.00 .05 
3290 formosum. Splendid dark blue with white 

eye; 3ft Oz., .75 .10 

3295 — cozlestinum. Light blue . L4 oz., 1.00 .25 

3320 NUDICAULE. Scarlet; 1 to \% ft , ^ oz., 1.00 .25 

3321 — aurantiacum. Orange-scarlet 25 

3322 Parryi. Indigo blue; 3 ft .25 

3323 Sibiricum hybridum. Shades of blue; 

blooms in August if sown in spring; 1^ ft. .25 

3325 SPECIOSUM. Magnificent bright blue; 3 ft., .25 
3330 sulphureum. Zalil. Tall spikes of sulphur 

yellow flowers; very beautiful; 4 ft. . . .25 



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No. 



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Chinese and Japanese Pinks. No. 3335. 



:>jo 1 




Pkt. 

.IO 
.IO 



3387 
3390 



DIANTHUS— Continued. 

— Double White. Large, 
fringed flowers . Oz., 1.00 

Crimson. Brilliant shade, 

Oz., 1. 00 

Dark Crimson with 

White Edge. Mourning 
Cloak. Dark velvety crimson, 
with distinct white frill, 

Oz., 1. 00 .10- 

— Single, Finest Mixed. 
Large, attractive flowers of 
most brilliant colors, 

Oz., .75 .05 

— Brilliant. Crimsom Belle. 
Brilliant velvety crimson, large 
single flower . . Oz., 1.00 . i« 

— laciniatus, Single Mixed. 
Flowers deeply fringed, vary- 
ing in color from blush -white 
to deep rose, with a circle of 
rich crimson surrounding the 
eye Oz., .60 

3392 — LACINIATUS FLORE PLENO. 
Double fringed flowers; beau- 
tifully striped; many colors. 

Oz., 1. 00 

3402 DIADEM AT US FLORE PLENO. 

Double Diadem Pink. Large, 
double flowers, varying in color 
from lilac to crimson and 
maroon, with the edges fringed 
and almost white. Finest 
mixed . . <. . Oz., 1.00 

3403 I M P E R I A L I S FLORE PLENO. 

Doable Imperial Pink. Varie- 
gated flowers of many colors, 
Oz., .50 

3404 latifolius, Double Hybrids 

Mixed. Beautiful pinks 
blooming the first season with 
double flowers varying from 
rose to crimson and maroon, 

Oz.. .75 .05. 

3405 DICTAMNUS fraxinella. 

Dittany. Fine, hardy peren- 
nials, with handsome spikes of 
purplish crimson or white flow- 
ers. The leaves are fragrant, 
giving off an odor of balsam 
when rubbed. Mixed colors, 

Oz., .40 .05 



No. 



Pkt. 



jj 



340 



3345 



DIANTHUS Chinensis. Chinese or In- 
dian Pinks. These, although biennials, 
bloom the first season and should be 
treated as hardy annuals. They flower 
early in summer and continue until frost. 
They are excellent for small beds or 
edgings, flowering profusely and in great 
variety of colors. The Ileddtwigii varie- 
- are a week or ten days later than the 
others and are remarkable for their size and 
the brilliancy of their colors; ] ft. 
C01 in 1 eon OF 1 2 Varieties. Chinensis and 

I I <Me\\ igii 

Chinensis flore PLENO. Double Chinese 

Pink. Saved from the finest double 

II >wers; mixed colors . . . Oz., .40 
HEDDEWIGII M'U<K PLENO. Double Jap- 

anese Pink. Large flowers of many beauti- 
ful and brilliant colors. Finest mixed, 

< >/.. .80 



.50 



10 



.0: 



.10' 



10 



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No. 



Pkt. 



34IO 
3415 

3416 

3417 
3420 

3425 
3430 

3435 

343 6 

3437 

3445 



DIGITALIS. Fo x - 
glove. This favorite 
hardy plant is of easy 
cultivation and most 
decorative either in 
garden borders or in 
groups am o-ng 
shrubs. It thrives in 
sun or partial shade, 
and is excellent for 
semi-wild e ff e c t s . 
Seeds may be sown 
from April to July 
for plants to bloom 
the next summer; 
June to Sept. 53 ft. 
Farquhar's Su- 
perb Mixed. All 
colors, . Oz., .50 

GLOXIN;€FLORA, 

Mixed. Flowers 
spotted in the 
throat, Oz., 40 

— alba. White, 
delicately spotted, 

Oz., .40 

— rosea. Pink, 

Oz., .40 
GRAXDIFLORA. Yel- 



low 



Oz. 



Ivery's Spotted . 
Macula ta superba. 
Beautiful spotted 
flowers of various 
colors . Oz., .50 

monstrosa. The 
tall spikes have a 
monstrous " saucer- 
shaped terminal 
flower . Oz., 1.50 

purpurea. Com- 
mon red Foxglove, 
Oz., .30 

ALBA. 



.IO 

.05 

•05 
•05 
•05 

•05 
.10 



•05 
•05 
•05 



White, 
Oz., .30 
Mixed. All colors, 
Oz., .30 

DODECATHEON 
media. American 
Cowslip. Pretty, 

hardy perennial, Pkt. 
with rosy-purple flowers in shape resem- 
bling the Cyclamen; succeeds best in par- 
tial shade; I- ft., April and May 25 

3450 DOLICHOS lablab. Hyacinth Bean. 
Rapid-growing annual climber with clusters 
of white or purple flowers. Mixed colors; 

10 ft., July to Sept Oz., .25 .05 

DRAC/ENA. Highly decorative greenhouse 

plants with elegant leaves; valuable for 

vases and conservatory decoration. 

3455 Ornamental-Leaved Varieties, Finest 

Mixed, Including the variegated and 

brilliant colored sorts 25 

3460 AUSTRALIS. An excellent vase plant, 

14 oz., .60 .25 
3465 ixdivisa. Long, slender leaves; valuable 

for hanging baskets .... Oz., .50 .10 
3470 — Veitchii. Like the preceding, but hav- 
ing the back of the mid-rib deep red . . .25 
3472 DRACOCEPHALUM Argunense. Showy, 
hardy perennial, producing spikes of bright 
blue" Salvia-shaped flowers. It blooms the 
first season if sown early; 1%' ft., July to 
Aug 10 




Farquhar's Superb Foxgloves (Digitalis). No. 3410. 

No. Pkt. 

3485 ECHEVERIA metallica. Handsome suc- 
culent plant with purplish glaucous leaves . .50 

3490 secunda. The best sort for mosaic beds, the 

rosette-like plants having glaucous foliage. .25 

3500 ECHINOCYSTIS LOBATA. California Cu- 
cumber. One of the quickest growing an- 
nual vines. The seeds should be sown in 
autumn, or if sown in spring, first soaked in 
warm water 24 hours; 20 ft. . . Oz., .40 .10 

3502 ECHINOPSritro. Globe Thistle. Splendid, 
hardy perennial with white foliage and bright 
blue thistle-like flowers; 3 ft. . Oz., .60 .10 

3505 EDELWEISS. Leontopodium Alpinum. The 
interesting white-leaved plant, so eagerly 
sought by tourists in the Swiss Alps, easily 
grown in gardens; hardy perennial; 6 inches .25 

3525 EREMURUS robustus. Tall-growing peren- 
nial resembling the Asphodel, rose-color 
spikes; 8 ft., June 25 

3530 Turkestanicus. Reddish-brown; 5 ft. . .25 

3565 ERYNGIUM amethystinu.m. Handsome 
thistle-like hardy perennial, with bright blue 
flowers and bracts; 3 ft., July to Aug. 

X A oz., .75 .10 



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Eschscholtzia Californica. No. 3600. 



No. 



Pkt. 



3595 
3600 

3 6o 5 
3608 
3610 
3612 

3 6l 5 
3625 

363° 
3635 

3650 

3655 



ESCHSCHOLTZIA. California Poppy. One 
of the best hardy annuals, having delicate sil- 
very foliage and large poppy-like flowers, 
running chiefly in shades of yellow. It 
blooms profusely from June until frost, and 
is extremely beautiful for border edgings 
and for large beds; I ft. 

Finest Mixed. Shades of yellow, rose, and 
white ..... a /4 lb., .75; oz., .30 

Californica. Bright yellow, large. 



.05 



14 lb., .75; oz. ; 



•30 

.40 

.60 
.60 



•05 
•05 

•05 

•05 



10 

05 
05 
05 



■ — alba. Pure white .... " 

— — flore pleno. Double white, (t 

— Carminea. Rose-color ..." 

— Golden West. Bright yellow; very large 

Oz., .50 

— Mandarin. Orange-scarlet . " .60 

— Rose Cardinal. Deep rose . " .75 
CROCEA. Deep rich orange . . " .40 

— FLORE pleno. Double deep orange. 

Oz., .60 .05 

MARITIMA. Bright yellow with orange centre. 

Oz., .60 .05 
EUCALYPTUS globulus. Australian 
Blue Gum Tree. This half-hanly tree is 
used with us as a pot plant, its bluish foliage 
contrasting beautifully with palms and other 
foliage plants Oz., .75 .05 

3675 EUPATORIUM Fraseri. Fine, hardy per- 
ennial, blooming the first season from seed 
and producing clusters of white flowers; fine 
for cutting; 2 ft., August to October . . .05 

3680 PURPUREUM. Deep pink .IO 



No. 
3685 



3690 
3695 



371; 



3715 

3717 
3718 

3719 
3720 



•25 

•25 
•25 

• 2 S 

•25 
.25 



3730 



Pkt. 

EUPHORBIA heterophylla. Mexican 

Fire Plant. Showy annual with large 

glossy leaves, which in midsummer become 

tipped with orange-scarlet; 4 ft. Oz., 1.25 .10 

Variegata. White and green bracts; useful 

for bouquets; 1^ ft Oz., .40 .05 

EUTOCA viscida. Extremely showy, hardy 
annual, with pretty deep blue flowers; I ft., 

July to Sept Oz., .40 .05 

FEVERFEW. See Matricaria, No. 5015; 

also Pyrethrum, No. 6860. 
FERNS. Hardy Varieties, Finest Mixed. 
Useful plants for decorating shady nooks, 
rockworks, or borders on the northerly sides 

of buildings 

Greenhouse A 7 arieties, Finest Mixed. 

Fine sorts 

Maiden-Hair Varieties. Finest Mixed, 

■ — adiantum cuneatum 

■ gracillimum 

Sword Varieties. Finest mixed . . 

FORGET-ME-NOT. See Myosotis^o. 5235. 

FOUR-O'CLOCK. See Mirabilis, No. 5195. 

FOXGLOVE. See Digitalis, No. 3410. 

FUCHSIA. These are not difficult to raise 

from seed if given a warm temperature. The 

plants bloom the first season if started early. 

They are admirably suited to partially shaded 

situations. 

Double and Single Varieties, Mixed . .5a 
GAILLARDIA. Blanket Flower. Very 
showy, hardy plants; useful for beds, 
borders, and cut flowers, commencing to 
bloom in June and continuing until severe 
frost. They are of large size and great' dura- 
bility, and embrace many beautiful shades of 
yellow, orange, and crimson; 2 to 4 ft. 



ANNUAL VARIETIES. 

3755 PICTA. Single, mixed colors; 2 ft. Oz., .30 .05 
3758 — Amblyodon. Single, deep red; 2 ft. 

Oz., .40 05 
3760 — Lorenziana. Double, mixed colors; 2 ft. 

Oz., .50 .05 
3765 Golden Gem. Double, pure yellow. 

Oz., .60 .05 

GAILLARDIA PERENNIAL VARIETIES. 

These are handsome summer and autumn flow- 
ering plants, quite hardy and easily grown. 
It is advisable to mulch them with straw 
during winter; 3 ft. 
3770 grandiflora, New Hybrids Mixed. Shades 

of yellow and red Oz., .80 .10 

3775 — MAXIMA. Yellow, very large . " .75 .10 
3780 — superba. Crimson and yellow " .75 .10 
3785 GALEGA officinalis alba. Hardy peren- 
nial, with white pea-shaped flowers; very 
ornamental and useful for cutting; 3 ft., 

June to September 05 

3790 — purpurea. Blue . .05 

3795 GAURA Lindheimeri. Half-hardy peren- 
nial; flowering the first season from seed 
and producing long sprays of white, red- 
tinted flowers. It is most useful for vases; 
the slender-stemmed blossoms fluttering like 

butterflies; 2 ft Oz., .40 .05 

3802 GNISTA Andreana. A handsome variety 
of Broom; flowers crimson and yellow; 
half-hardy perennial; a showy pot plant; 2 ft. .25 
3805 Canariensis. Yellow; greenhouse perennial; 

2 ft 10 



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Gloxinia, Farquhar's 

No. Pkt. 

3810 GENTIANA acaulis. Blue Gentian. 
Dwarf, hardy herbaceous perennial, with 
large, deep blue flowers; suited to moist and 
shady situations; 4 in . April-May. \^ oz., .30 .10 

3815 lutea. Yellow flowers in whorls; hardy 

perennial; 4 ft., June to August 10 

3820 GERANIUM Apple-Scented. I elargonium 
odoratissimum. This sort is highly es- 
teemed for bouquets on account of its ferny, 

fragrant foliage ; I ft 25 

3835 Show Pelargonium. Seed saved from the 

best sorts 50 

3840 Zonale, Single Mixed. Splendid bedding 

and pot plants 10 

3845 — Double Mixed. In great variety ... .50 

3852 GERARDIA hybrida Mixed. The seeds of 
this half-hardy perennial should be sown 
early in heat and the plants treated as annuals. 
They will bloom freely the first season, grow- 
ing two feet in height, and producing hand- 
some spikes of flowers varying from light 
pink to dark purple; splendid for cutting; 
July to September 10 

3855 GESNERIA, Finest Mixkd. Beautiful tu- 
berous-rooted greenhouse plants, with richly 
marked velvety leaves and handsome spikes 
of brilliant flowers, mostly shades of yellow 
and scarlet; 1 ft 50 

3860 GEUM atrosanguineum, fluke pi.eno. 
Beautiful hardy perennial, with large, showy, 
double, scarlet flowers 05 

3865 coccineum. Bright scarlet .05 



Erect Giant. No. 3925. 

No. Pkt. 

3875 GILIA Finest Mixed. These are among the 
earliest annuals to bloom. They are ex- 
tremely pretty and keep long in water when 
cut; I ft., June to August . . . Oz., 25 .05 
GLOBE AMARANTH. Gomphrena. Showy 
annuals with brilliant globe-shaped everlast- 
ing flowers; useful plants for bedding and 
for cut-flower work; i}4 ft , July to October. 

3905 Finest Mixed Oz., .25 .05 

3910 Reddish Purple " .25 .05 

3915 Orange " .30 .05 

3920 White " .25 .05 

3925 GLOXINIA, Farquhar's Erect Giant 
Mixed. This is the finest type of Glox- 
inia. The flowers are of enormous size, mas- 
sive and upright in growth, with the throat 
wide open. The strain includes self-colors, 
spotted and marked sorts, embracing pure 
white, pink, scarlet, crimson, lilac, violet- 
purple, and deep purple. This strain re- 
ceived highest he nors at the World's Fair, 
since which time it has been much improved. 
First size packet, No. 3925, $1.00. Second 

size packet, No. 3926 50 

3930 Farquhar's Avalanche. Pure white, very 

large 50 

3935 Farquhar's Sky-Blue. Sky-blue, throat 

white 50 

3945 Farquhar's Fire King. The most brilliant 

scarlet sort, very large erect flowers . . . . 50 
3950 Farquhar's Superb Spotted. The flowers 
are so delicately spotted that the effect is 
soft and most pleasing 50 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




No. 



3965 

3975 
3980 

3985 



Godetia. No. 3965. 

Pkt. 

GODETIA. Splendid hardy annuals with 
large mallow-like flowers, varying from pure 
white to all shades of pink and crimson. They 
grow rapidly, flower abundantly, and are ex- 
ceedingly showy. For summer displays at 
the seashore or in the mountain they are 
unsurpassed ; they are also desirable to cut 
for vase decorations; 1 to 1)^ ft., July to Oct. 

Finest Mixed Oz., .25 .05 

Duchess of Albany. Satiny pure white, 

Oz., .30 .05 
Gloriosa. Deep crimson; splendid new 

sort Oz., .50 .05 

Lady Albemarle. Flowers crimson, edged 
with lilac Oz., 30 .05 

GOURDS, Ornamental. Luxuriant climbing 
annuals, useful in covering arbors, fences, 
or slopes, and bearing gourds which are of 
interesting forms and colors; 10 to 15 ft. 
4000 Finest Mixed. In great variety, 

Lb., 2.00; oz., .25 

4010 Collection of 12 Varieties 

4015 Angora. Fruit large; spotted white. Oz., .30 
4020 Apple-Shapkd. Small fruit, striped yellow 

and dark green Oz., .30 

4025 Bottle-Shaped. Fruit yellowish white, with 
circles of dark green .... Oz., .25 
4035 Dipper-Shaped. The fruit is of slender, neck- 
like form for two-thirds of its length, widen- 
ing at the apex in the form of a bowl. In 
tropical countries, the pulp being removed, 
the shells are dried and used by the natives 

as dippers Oz., .25 .05 

4040 Dish-Cloth. Chinese f.oofa, or Sponge 
Gourd. A very ornamental climber, with 
large, deep, golden-yellow flowers, exten- 
sively grown in China and Japan. Fruit 
large and elongated, with a spongy net- 
work of tough fibre inside, which when dried 
is used by the Japanese to form the soles 
of sandals. It is also used like a sponge 

for bathing Oz., .25 .05 

I ;— SHAPED. A Japanese gourd with small, 
white fruit resembling an egg . Oz., .25 
GOOSEBERRY. Small, dark green fruit, re- 
sembling gooseberries; tine climber, 

Oz., .50 
Hercules' Club. Fruit 4 ft. long, white. 



•05 
•5° 
•°5 

■05 

•05 



4045 

40; - 

4055 

4060 
4065 



•°5 



Lemon-Shaped. Fruit small 
Orange-Shaped. Small 



Oz., .25 
.40 



.05 

■05 

■°5 




Pear Shaped Gourd. No. 4070. 



No. 

4070 
4075 



4080 
4086 

409O 



Pkt. 



■05 

■°5 
•05 



IO 



4I05 

4IO7 
4IIO 

4115 

4I30 



4132 
4133 
4135 



4I4O 



GOURDS — Continued. . 
Pear-Shaped. Striped ; very pretty. Oz., .25 
Serpent-Shaped. Fruit striped like a ser- 
pent; 3 to 5 ft. in length and very slender; 
changing to carmine when ripe . Oz., .25 
Sugar-Trough. Large, pumpkin-shaped 
fruit ; shells used as water calabashes, 

Oz., .25 
Turk's Turban. Turban-shaped fruit, beau- 
tifully striped with red .... Oz., .25 
GRASSES, Ornamental. See No. 8440. 
GREVILLEA robusta. Silk Oak. This 
is one of our most useful decorative plants, 
easily raised from seed, and of remarkably 
rapid growth. Its graceful evergreen, fern- 
like foliage combines admirably with palms 
and other massive-leaved plants. It is a 
charming table plant, and can be employed 
in many ways, either in the conservatory or 
summer garden Oz., 1.00 

GYPSOPHILA. Baby's Breath. Free-flower- 
ing, hardy plants; extremely light and grace- 
ful, easy of cultivation, and most useful for 
bouquet and cut-flower work; \){ 2 ft., June 
to Sept. 
elegans. Hardy annual; small white flow- 
ers in light, airy sprays . . . Oz., .25 
— rosea. Delicate pink ..." .25 
MURALis. Hardy annual; bright rose, " .50 
paniculata. Tiny white flowers in light 
panicles; hardy perennial; 2 ft. . Oz., .40 

HEDYSARUM CORO.narium. French Honey- 
suckle. Showy perennials; flowers red or 
white; 2 ft., July to Sept. Mixed colors. 

Oz., .25 
HELENIUM. Sneezeiceed. Hardy peren- 
nials with yellow composite flowers ; named 
after the beautiful Helen of Troy; 3 to 4 ft., 
Sept. to Oct. 
AUTUMNALE. Yellow; large heads, ^4 oz., .50 
Hoopesii. Yellow 10 

HELIANTHEMUM alpestre. Sun A'ose. 
Hardy trailing perennial with bright yellow 
flowers, suitable for rockwork or edgings; 
6 inches, June to July .... Oz., .50 

HELIANTHiJS. Sunflower. The larger va- 
rieties are useful in forming backgrounds of 
large beds or borders and for distant effects, 
while the smaller sorts may be planted with 
scarlet Salvia, Cannas and other tall bed- 
ding plants, besides being excellent for cut- 
ting. Hardy annuals. 
argyrophyllus. Texas Silver Queen. Sil- 
very, woolly leaves; small, single yellow 
flowers; 5 ft Oz., .20 .05 



•05 
•°5 
•OS 

•05 



05 



10 



05 



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No. 
4H5 

4I5 



4152 

4165 
4167 

4170 

4185 
4187 

4190 



4192 
4193 

4194 



Helianthus Cucumerifolius. No. 4150. 

Pkt. 

CALIFORNICUS FLORE PLENO. Double Cali- 
fornian Sun/lower. Large, deep yellow- 
flowers of perfect form ; 5 It. . . Oz., .20 .05 

cucumerifolius. Miniature Sunflower. 
One of the finest Sunflowers, producing a 
profusion of small, elegant, bright yellow, 
single flowers with a black centre. It 
comes into bloom in July and continues till 
frost; splendid for cutting; 4 ft. . Oz., .30 .05 

— stella. Similar to the foregoing, but 
having flowers nearly twice as large, 

Oz., .40 .05 

Giant Russian. Large, single flowers; 6 ft. 

lb., .75; oz., .10 .05 

globosus fistulosus flore pleno. Large, 
double, globe-shaped flowers of rich yellow 
color; 7 ft Oz., .25 .05 

nanus flore pleno. Plant of compact 
growth with large, double, deep yellow 
flowers; 3 ft Oz., .30 .05 

Henry Wilde. Flowers of medium size, 
yellow with black disc; 9 ft. . . Oz., .20 .05 

Primrose Queen. Large, single flowers of 
delicate primrose yellow; one of the most 
beautiful sorts; 5 ft Oz., .30 .05 

UNIFLORUS GIGANTEUS. Each plant bears one 
enormous single flower, yellow with a dark 
centre, measuring usually a foot or more in 
diameter; 10 ft Oz., .25 .05 

HELIANTHUS, Perennial Varieties. 
DECAPETALUS. Elegant sulphur yellow, sin- 
gle flowers; 6ft 10 

Maximiliani. Flowers clear yellow, with 
several rows of large ray petals and full 
centre; continues in bloom late in the 

autumn; 6 ft 10 

RIGIDUS. Golden yellow; very showy and 
'valuable fur cutting; 6 ft 25 



No. Pkt. 

HELICHRYSUM. Everlasting Flozver. 
Showy annuals for beds or borders ; useful 
as dried flowers for winter bouquets, for 
which use the blooms should be cut before 
they are fully open, and hung up to dry 
with the flowers downward, which stiffens 
the stems; 2 ft., July to October. 

4195 Collection of 12 Varieties 50 

4200 Double, Finest Mixed. The colors inc'ude 
pure white, shades of yellow, pink, scarlet, 

crimson, and purple Oz., .50 .05 

4205 angustifolium. White foliage, fine plant 

for edgings ; I f t 10 

4210 HELIOPS1S L.EVIS. Orange Sunflower. 
Handsome autumn-flowering hardy peren- 
nial, producing masses of deep orange-yel 
low flowers, invaluable for cutting; suitable 
for the back of flower-beds, or border plant- 
ing among shrubs ; 5 ft .10 

HELIOTROPE. Delightfully fragrant green 
house perennial; excellent for bedding ot 
indoor cultivation and particularly useful fot 
cutting; \% ft. 

4215 Finest Mixed 10 

4220 Dark Sorts, Finest Mixed . . . . . .10 

4230 Lemoine's Giant Hybrids. Mixed colors . .25 
4240 Snowball. Large, pure white, fragrant 

flowers , 10 

4245 HELIPTERUM, Mixed Colors. Pretty ever- 
lasting annuals with dense masses of white 
or yellow flowers; adapted to light soils; I ft. .10 
HELLEBORUS. Christinas and Lenten 
Roses. Remarkably hardy plants, blooming 
from December to April. In our climate 
they should be protected with a frame to 
prevent the flower buds being injured by 
frost or ice, and to promote full development 
of the flowers; perennials; 1 ft. 
4250 New Hybrids Mixed. Pure white to crim- 
son-purple 25 

4257 HESPER1S matronalis Mixed. Rocket. 
Hardy perennials with lilac-purple or white 
flowers; 3 ft., June to July . . . Oz., 30 .05 

■'WhS^K Vfe J ' Iff ' v : '^ <t A 

S5i577 ■'<■',•: I 

Double Helichrysum. No. 4195. 



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Chater's Double Hollyhock. No. 4285. 
No. Pkt. 

4260 HEUCHERA sanguinea. Splendid dwarf 

hardy perennial, producing erect spikes of 
vivid crimson flowers; 1 ft., July to Sept. . .25 

4261 ALBA. Elowers white; bell shaped 25 

HIBISCUS. Marsh-Mallow. Showy plants 

of vigorous growth, producing large, hand- 
some flowers. They are especially suitable 
for mixed beds or borders where massive 
effects are desired ; 2 to 5 ft. 

4265 AFRICANUS. Eree-growing, hardy annual; 

flowers yellow with maroon centre; 2 ft., 
July to Oct Oz., .25 .05 

4266 Crimson Eye. Splendid, hardy perennial, 

blooming the first season from seed in the 
open ground; flowers 5 to 6 inches across, 
pure white with rich crimson centre. An 
excellent plant for lawn groups and borders ; 
4 ft., July to Sept Oz., .75.10 



Xo. 



4270 



4272 



4273 
4275 
4277 



4280 

4285 
4290 

4295 
4300 

4302 

43°5 

43 IQ 

4315 
4320 

4325 
4330 
433i 
4340 
4342 

4345 



4355 

4360 

4365 
4370 

4375 



Pkt. 
HIBISCUS — Continued. 

MiLiTARis. Hardy perennial, attaining a 
height of 6 feet and producing large, pink 
flowers shaded with carmine towards the 
eye; July to Sept Oz., $1.00 .10 

MOSCHEQTOS ALBUS. White Swamp Mallow. 
None of the hardy Hibiscus are more useful 
and beautiful than our native Swamp Mal- 
lows. They begin to bloom in July and 
continue to September, producing flowers 
like single Hollyhocks but much larger. 
They are excellent for moist places, but 
succeed in any good soil. Flowers pure 
white; 4ft Oz., .75 .10 

— roseus. Pink Swamp Mallow. Large 
pink flowers Oz., .60 .10 

PALUSTRis roseus. Hardy perennial with 
large pink flowers ; 3 ft. . . . Oz., .50 .05 

ROSA sinensis. L hinese Hibiscus. Magnifi- 
cent greenhouse plants with gorgeous flow- 
ers 4 to 6 inches in diameter, of brilliant 
shades of crimson, scarlet, pink, and yellow. 
For several years they have been a feature 
in the Boston Public Garden; 4 to 8 ft. . .50 

HOLLY HOCK. Hollyhocks succeed best in 
rich, well-drained soil. They should be 
lightly protected during winter with pine 
boughs, coarse straw, or other mulch not 
liable to rot. Seeds sown in July produce 
fine plants for blooming the following 
summer. Hardy biennials; 6 to 8 ft. 
Chater's Double Finest Mixed. The 

best strain Oz., 1.50 .15 

Collection of 12 Varieties . . .1.00 

Collection of 6 Varieties . , . .60 

— ■ — Crimson Oz., 200 .10 

-Pink ........ " 2.00 .10 

— ■ — Salmon " 2.00 .10 

Purple " 2.00 .10 

-White " 1.50 .10 

Yellow " 1.50 .10 

— English Double Finest Mixed " 1.00 .10 

•Collection of 12 Varieties . . . .80 

Collection of 6 Varieties . . . .50 

— Single Collection of 8 Varieties . . .75 
Finest Mixed. All colors. Oz., 1.00 .10 

— Allegheny. Single and semi-double 
fringed flowers. Mixed colors . Oz., 1.25 .10 

HONESTY or Satin Flower. Lunaria 
Biennis. An early-flowering hardy bien- 
nial, with purple or white flowers and flat 
round seed vessels, of silvery appearance; 2 
ft. Mixed colors Oz., .30 .05 

HUME A ELEGANS. Decorative half-hardy 
biennials with fragrant foliage and drooping 
racemes of rose-colored flowers. Splendid 
for sub-tropical beds; 6 ft., Aug. to Oct. . .25 

HUMULUS lupulus. Hop. The Hop with 
its luxuriant foliage and rapid growth makes 
an ornamental and useful hardy climber; 

15 ft .10 

Japonicus. Japanese Hop. Splendid annual 
climber of fast growth and very ornamental; 
12 ft Oz., .60 .10 

— foliis variegatis. A variegated form 
of the preceding ; leaves rich green blotched 
and marbled with creamy white 10 

HUNNEMANNIA fumari^efolia. Giant 
Yellow Tulip Poppy. A splendid perennial 
plant from Mexico, which blossoms the first 
season from seed. It grows to a height of 
two feet, bearing large flowers resembling 
those of the Eschscholtzia ; July to OcK 

Oz., .50 .10 



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No. Pkt. 

4385 HYPERICUM elegans. St. John's Wort. 
Fine hardy perennial, useful for planting 
under trees; flowers yellow, very showy; I ft. .05 

ICE PLANT. See M esembryatithemum, No. 
5°5°- 
4420 IMPATIENS SULTANI. Perennial Balsam. 
A charming plant for house and conservatory 
decoration, of easy cultivation and blooming 
continuously. The flowers are of bright rosy- 
carmine color, and are very freely produced; 

1 to I % ft 25 

— hybrida Finest Mixed. Colors varying 
from pale pink to dark crimson 15 

— rosea. Bright rose pink 15 

INCARVILLEA Delavavi. A new plant 
from Northern China and one of the finest 
hardy perennials. It produces divided pale 
green leaves about 2 feet in length, re- 
sembling those of the Acanthus. The flow- 
ers are produced in long spikes, cup-shaped, 

2 inches across and of a bright rose color; 
in fact they look like Gloxinias; 2J^ ft., 
June to Aug 50 

4435 INULA ENSIFOLIA. Compact growing hardy 
perennial with bright yellow flowers one-and- 
a-half inches across, blooming in July and 

August; 9 inches 10 

4440 GRANblFLORA. Flowers golden yellow, 4 
inches across, borne on stout, erect stems; 
2 ft 25 



44 2 5 

4430 
4432 



No. 

445° 
4452 




4445 



Ipomoea Imperialis. No. 4452. 

IPOMCEA. Rapid growing twining plants 
useful for covering arbors and trellises, re- 
markable for their showy flowers of white, 
pink, blue, and purple; 5 to 30 ft., June to 
Oct. 
purpurea. Convolvulus Major. Morning 
Glory. Useful and showy annual climbers 
of easy culture; popular for their rapid 
growth and brilliant colors. Finest mixed, 

Lb., .6c ; oz., .10 



.05 



4453 
4455 



4460 
4465 

4475 
45°5 

4520 

4525 
4545 
455° 

4555 
4560 

4565 



4575 
4580 

4585 
459o 

4592 
4593 
4595 

4600 
4605 



IPOMCEA — Continued. 

— Collection of 12 Varieties . . . . 
IMPERIALIS. Japanese Morning Glory. 

The flowers are of enormous size and of 
great variety of colors, many of them being 
beautifully striped, spotted, or edged with 
distinct colors. Some of the plants have 
leaves of curious shapes, others having them 
marbled with white; 10 ft. . . . Oz., .30 

— Fringed. Very large, many colors. Oz., .60 
bona NOX. Evening Glory. Large fragrant 

violet flowers, opening in the evening; 15 ft. 

Oz.,.30 
Coccinea. Star Ipomoea. Bright scarlet 

flowers; 10 ft Oz., .25 

grandi flora alba. Moon Floxuer. Rapid- 
growing climber with large heart-shaped 
leaves and fragrant white flowers 5 to 6 
inches across, expanding in the evening or 

during dull days; 30 ft Oz., .75 

rubro COZRULEA. Heavenly Blue. Large 
sky-blue flowers; very beautiful; 15 ft., 

Oz., 1. 00 
SETOSA. Brazilian Morning Glory. Splen- 
did rapid-growing variety with large leaves 
and bright rose-colored flowers 3 to 4 
inches in diameter; 15 ft. . . Oz., .75 
IRIS K/EMPFERI, Finest Mixed. Japa- 
nese Iris. Seed saved from a magnificent 
collection 

JAPANESE IVY. See Ampelopsis, No. 380. 

KALANCHOE flammea. Splendid green- 
house plant with large heads of orange- 
scarlet flowers ; i^ft 

KENILWORTH IVY. Kentucky Ivy, Lin- 
aria Cvmbalaria. Trailing perennial with 
neat foliage and small violet flowers; 3 in. 

KENNEDYA, Finest Mixed. Greenhouse 
twining evergreen with showy flowers of 
various shades of rose scarlet, purple, and 
white; 4 ft 

KUDZU VINE. Pueria Thunbergiana. 
Tender perennial climber from Japan, grow- 
ing 30 to 50 feet in a season . . Oz., .75 

LANTANA hybrida, Finest Mixed. Orna- 
mental and free-blooming greenhouse per- 
ennials of shrubby growth; splendid for 
bedding and pot culture; 2 to 3 ft. Oz., .40 

LAPAGERIA rosea. Magnificent green- 
house climber with thick, dark green leaves 
and long, tube-shaped flowers of brilliant 
rosy-red color; 15 ft 

LARKSPUR, Annual Varieties. These 
fine hardy annuals are splendid sown in 
clumps along the edges of shrubbery; and 
the tall flower spikes are elegant when cut 
for vases and bouquets. The colors are vari- 
ous shades of blue, lilac, and white; July 
to Oct. 
For Perennial larkspurs, see Delphinium. 
Double Dwarf Branching, Finest Mixed. 
Candelabra- Floivered ,' 1 ft. • Oz., 1.00 

■ Rocket, Finest Mixed. Large and 

full rocket-shaped spikes; 1 ft. Oz., .30 
Collection of 12 Varieties . . 

— Tall Emperor, Dark Blue. Excellent 
for cutting; 2ft Oz., .50 

Pink " .50 

White " .50 

— Giant Hyacinth- Flowered, Finest 
Mixed; i£ ft Oz., .30 

— Tall Rocket, Finest Mixed; 3 ft. " .30 
Collection of 8 Varieties . . 



Pkt 

.50 



.IO 

l S 

•°5 
.05 



10 



10 



.10 



,10 



•5° 



.10 



.10 



.10 



•°5 



•50 



,10 



•05 



•°5 

•05 
.40 



80 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




No. 
4620 



4625 
4630 

4635 



4640 

4642 
4645 

4660 

4665 

467O 
4675 

4705 
4710 



47 x 5 
4720 



Lobelia, Farquhar's Dwarf Blue. No. 4730. 

LATHYRUS iatifolius, Finest Mixed. 
Perennial Pea. Magnificent hardy peren- 
nial climbers with white, pink, and crimson 
pea-shaped flowers in clusters. They are 
excellent vines for covering piazza railings 
or fences and the blossoms are most useful 
for bouquets; 6 ft., July to Sept. Oz., .40 

— albus. White ; charming flowers " .60 

— splendens. Crimson . ..." .50 

LAVATERA arborea variegata. Tree 
Mallow. An excellent plant for sub-tropi- 
cal beds or groups, with large ornamental 
leaves profusely mottled with pale yellow 
and white ; half-hardy perennial; 4 ft. 

Oz., .75 

trimestris alba. White Mallow. Tall 

growing, bushy, hardy annual, producing 

large, pure white single flowers in profu- 



Pkt. 



•°5 
.10 
.10 



IO 



O 



z., 



•°5 

•°5 

•°5 



Hardy perennial. 
SPICATA. Large 



sion; 3 ft 

— ROSEA. Pink Mallow. Bright rose pink; 
a very handsome annual . . Oz , .30 

LAVENDER. Ornamental, hardy perennial 
bearing long spikes of very fragrant blue 
flowers; i£ ft., July to Sept. . Oz., .30 

LEPTOSYNE maritima. Showy half-hardy 
annual with large, yellow, sweet-scented 
flowers on long stems; useful for cutting; 
2 ft., Aug. to Oct 10 

LIATRTS graminifolia var. dubia. Blaz- 
ing Star Extremely showy border plant, 
thriving in any ordinary soil; flowers purple. 

Aug. to Oct. ; 2 ft. . . .25 

flower-spikes; violet-pur- 
ple 10 

LIBONIA floribunda. Splendid plant for 
house or conservatory decoration during 
winter; flowers scarlet and yellow; tube- 
shaped; ii ft 25 

LINUM FLA YUM. Golden Flax. Hardy per- 
ennial with golden-yellow flowers, blooming 
freely from June to September; 1 ft. . . .10 
GRANDIFLORIM RUBRUM. Scarlet Flax. 
Brilliant scarlet, profuse-flowering hardy 
annual ; splendid for gardens in the moun- 
tains ; 1 ft., July to Sept. . . Oz., .30 .05 

LUTEUM. Yellow; perennial 10 

PERENNE, Mixed. Hardy perennials; colors 
blue, rose, and white; ij^ ft. . Oz., .50 

LOBELIA, DWARF BEDDING SORTS. 
These are of compact growth, four to six 
inches high, and dense flowered. They are 
reproduced remarkably true from seed. 



10 



No. Pkt. 

LOBELIA — Continued. 
4730 Farquhar's Dark Blue. The most dwarf 
and compact sort; the best for carpet bed- 
ding; 4 inches . . Oz., 2.50; ^4 oz., .75 .25 
4735 Emperor William. Sky blue; 4 inches, 

Oz., 2.00 .10 
4740 erecta, Crystal Palace Upright. Dark 

blue; 6 inches Oz., 2.00 .10 

4755 gracilis. Deep blue, of trailing habit; the 
best for vases and hanging baskets; 6 in. 

Oz., .60 .05 
4765 PUMILA magnifica. Dark blue, ball-shaped 

plants Oz., 1.50 .10 

4770 — White Gem. Pure white . " 2.00 .10 
4780 speciosa. Crystal Palace Variety. Dark 
blue, of spreading growth; 6 inches; ex- 
cellent for wide edgings . . . Oz., 1. 00 .10 
LOBELIA. HARDY PERENNIAL SORTS. 
Splendid border plants blooming from July 
to October; 2 ft. 
4800 CARDINALIS. Cardinal Flower. Intense scar- 
let, succeeds best in rather moist situations, 

}£ oz., 1. 00 .10 
4805 — Nanseniana. Deep crimson, foliage dark 

red 25 

4812 syphilitica. Light blue 25 

4815 LOPHOSPERMUM coccinea. A beautiful 
climber with rosy-red flowei-s like large 
Foxglove blooms. Half-hardy annual; 10 

ft., July to Oct 25, 

4820 Scandens. Large pink flowers; ^ oz., 1. 00 .10 
4825 LOTUS Jacobeus. Free-flowering hardy an- 
nual with dark-brown pea-shaped flowers; 

I ft Oz., .75 .10 

4830 LUTEUS. Yellow 4< 1. 00 .10 

LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING. See Amaranthus, 

No. 320. 
LUNARIA Biennis. See Honesty, No. 4345. 

LUPINUS. Lupin. Showy plants of very 
easy cultivation and succeeding in any ordi- 
nary soil. 

4835 Annual Varieties Mixed. Including blue, 

white, pink, and yellow; July to Oct., 2 ft. 

Oz., .20 .05 

4836 Cruickshanki. Blue and yellow; 3 ft., an- 

nual Oz., .30 .05 




Perennial Lupin, Snow Queen. No. 4845. 



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81 



No. 

4837 
4838 
484O 

4845 
4850 



4855 

4860 
4862 

4865 
487O 



Pkt. 

LUPINUS — Contimied. 
HYBRIDUS roseus. The finest of all, large 

spikes of pink flowers; 2^ ft, ann'l. Oz.,.50 .10 
SUBCARNOSUS. Deep blue, fine for cutting; 

2 ft., annual Oz., .40 .05 

arbokeus. Bright yellow, fragrant flowers, 
half-hardy perennial; June to July, 3 ft. 

Oz., 1.50 .10 

— Snow Queen. Pure white, magnificent 
spikes 25 

Perennial Varieties Mixed. These bloom 
in May and June, and frequently again in 
autumn; flowers mostly blue and white; 

2 to 3 ft Oz., .30 .05 

LYCHNIS. Profuse-blooming hardy peren- 
nials, remarkable for the brilliancy of their 
flowers; excellent for mixed borders and 
for cutting; June to Sept. 
CHALCEDONICA. Jerusalem Cross. Large 
scarlet flower-heads ; 2 ft. . . . Oz., .30 .05 

— ALBA. White " .50 .05 

Flos cuculi. Cuckoo Flower. Deep red; 

2 ft Oz., 1. 00 .10 

FULGENS. Scarlet; i 1 ^ ft* • >M oz -» IO ° - 10 
Haageana hybrid a. Various colors ; 1 1^ ft. 

Oz., 1.25 .10 




4875 
4880 

4885 



4887 
4890 

4893 



4895 
4900 



Lychnis Haageana hybrida. No. 4870. 

Sieboldi. Pure white; beautiful; I ft. Oz., 1.50 .10 
viscaria splendens. Scarlet; large flowers; 

\ l / 2 ft Oz., .50 

LYTHRUM roseum superbum. Very 
showy hardy perennial, with numerous spikes 
of deep rose flowers; 3 ft. ... Oz., .30 
MALOPE. Splendid hardy annuals, with 
showy Mallow-like flowers, suitable for beds 
and borders; 3 ft., July to Oct. 
grandiflora alba. White . . . Oz., .30 

— rosea. Pink <f .30 

MALVA Ai.CEA. Hollyhock Mallow. Hand- 
some hardy perennial, blooming con- 
tinuously from June to October; flowers 
pink; splendid for cutting; 3 ft. . Oz., .50 05 
crista. Curled Mallow. Hardy annual 
with leaves beautifully crisped; flowers 

white; 3 ft Oz., .25 

MINIATA. Sunset Plant. Large scarlet 
flowers; hardy annual; 3 ft. . . Oz., .50 



•OS 



•°5 



•°5 
■°5 



•05 
•05 




Malope Grandiflora. No. 4890. 
No. Pkt. 

MALVA — Continued. 
4905 moschata. Musk Mallow. Flowers rose- 
colored; hardy perennial, blooming the first 
season if sown early; 2 ft. . . Oz., 1.00 .10 
4910 — alba. Pure white flowers . . " 1.00 .10 
4918 MATHIOLA BICORNIS. Fragrant Even- 
ing Stock. This hardy annual is desirable 
for the delightful fragrance its gives off 
towards evening; flowers crimson; 1 ft., 
Aug. to Oct Oz., .30 




African Marigold. No. 4920. 



MARIGOLD. Tagetes. Well-known hardy 
annuals of easiest cultivation, producing a 
gorgeous display from July until frost. 
4920 African, Double, Collection of 6 vari- 
eties; 3 ft 25 



82 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



No. 

4925 
4930 
4935 

4940 

495° 
4955 

4960 
4961 
^962 



4963 

4965 
4990 

4992 
4993 



4995 



4997 



5 OI 5 

5020 




5025 
3030 
5035 



Marigold, Scotch Prize. No. 4962. 

Pkt. 
MARIGOLD — Continued. 

— Double, Tall, Finest Mixed. Oz., .40 .05 

Dwarf, Finest Mixed; 2 ft. " .50 .05 

El Dorado. Splendid, large flowers; 

mixed colors Oz., .60 .05 

Double, Lemon " .40 .05 

Orange " .40 .05 

French, Double, Collection of 12 Va- 
rieties 50 

Collection of 6 Varieties . . . .30 

— Tall, Double, Finest Mixed . Oz., .40 .05 

Scotch Prize, Striped. Fine double 

flowers beautifully striped, golden yellow 
and dark crimson . . . . ^ oz., 1.25 .25 

— Tall, Single Striped. Yellow and crim- 
son; excellent for cutting . . Oz., .50 .05 

— Dwarf, Double, Finest Mixed, " .40 .05 

Striped " .40 .05 

Single, Legion of Honor. Flowers 

dark crimson edged with yellow . Oz., .40 .05 

— Very Dwarf, Double, Striped. Nana 
Pulchra. Of dense dwarf growth; suit- 
able for edgings Oz., .40 .05 

— Very Dwarf, Single, Golden Yellow. 
Signata Pumila. Excellent for edgings; 
constantly in bloom; 1 ft. . . . Oz., .60 .05 

— Very Dwarf, Single Golden Ring. 
Flowers pure yellow; splendid for edgings. 

Oz., .50 .05 
MARIGOLD GARDEN. See Calendula. 
MARVFL-OF-PFRU. See Mirabzlis, No. 5 195. 
MATRICARIA. Feverfew. Half-hardy peren- 
nials blooming the first year from seed, with 
large showy flowers; splendid for cutting. 
grandiflora flore pleno. Large, double, 

pure white flowers, 15 inches . . Oz., .75 .10 
eximia, Golden Ball. Compact-growing 
variety with broad corymbs of golden yel- 
low flowers. A charming plant for beds 

and borders; I ft 25 

MAURANDYA. Elegant greenhouse peren- 
nial climbers producing the first season in- 
numerable tube-shaped flowers. Unexcelled 
as vines for hanging-baskets, vases, and trel- 
lises; July to Oct. 

Finest Mixed 1^ oz., .75 .10 

albiflora. White . . . . i£ oz., 1. 00 .25 
Barclayana. Purplish blue . ^ oz., 1.00 .10 



5°5° 



5°55 
5060 



No. Pkt. 

MESEMBRYANTHEMUM. Beautiful trail- 
ing annuals, useful for rockeries, edgings, 
and vases, particularly adapted to dry or 
sunny situations; July to Oct., 4 inches. 

CRYSTALLINUM. Ice Plant. Hardy annual 
with thick succulent leaves which are cov- 
ered with sparkling ice-like globules, as are 
also the stems ; flowers white 05 

tricolor. Flowers bright rose 05 

CORDIFOLIUM Variegatum. Green and white 
variegated foliage; flowers rose-colored; a 
fine plant for edgings ,.35 

MIGNONETTE. Reseda Odorata. The most 
popular fragrant annual, prized as much for 
forcing in winter as for the summer garden. 
The seed should be sown early and the plants 
as they grow thinned sufficiently to allow 
them to branch. The beds should be liber- 
ally watered during dry weather. 
5065 grandiflora, or Large-flowering. The 
best form of the old-fashioned sweet Mign- 
onette . . Lb., 1.25; % lb., .40; oz., ,15 .05 

5067 Allen's Defiance. The spikes of this 
variety, when well-grown, are from 12 to 
15 inches in length and they are very fra- 
grant Oz., .50 .10 




Mignonette Machet. No. 5105. 



R. & J. FAKQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



83 



No. 
5°75 

5080 

Sioo 
5*°5 



5110 
5115 
5140 



5155 
5165 

5175 

$190 



5195 
5205 

*-*5 



5220 



.10 

.05 

.10 



5225 



§230 



Pkt. 

MIGNONETTE — Continued. 

Crimson Giant, ok Pyramidal. Large 
spikes of handsome reddish-tinted flowers; 
very fragrant j one of the best for out-door 
cultivation . . .' Oz., .30 .05 

Coven r Garden Variety. A compact grow- 
ing sort with large spikes; excellent for pot 
cultivation; perhaps the sweetest Mign- 
onette Oz., .75 .10 

Golden Queen. The strongest and most 
beau iful yellow sort; flowers tinted golden 
yellow; fragrant Oz., .50 .05 

MACHET. The most popular sort for winter 
culture under glass. It produces large dense 
spikes of reddish-tinted flowers which are 
exceedingly fragrant. It is equally valuable 
for out-door use. Our seed is from a Euro- 
pean strain of highest excellence, Oz., .60 

Miles' Hybrid Spiral. The flowers are 
whitish; the spikes usually from 8 to 12 
inches in length; very beautiful, Oz., .30 

Parsons' White. Splendid spikes of whit- 
ish flowers; very sweet-scented; excellent 

for forcing • Oz., .30 

MIMOSA PUDICA. Sensitive Plant. A tender 
annual of graceful light growth with rosy- 
lilac flowers at the axils of the leaves. The 
leaflets fold up when touched . Oz., .60 

MIMULUS. Monkey Flower. Very hand- 
some half-hardy perennials, blooming the 
first year from seed. They thrive best in 
rather moist ground; July to Oct. 
cardinalis grandiflorus. Large scarlet 

flowers; 2 ft .IO 

MOSCHATUS. Musk Plant. Splendid trail- 
ing plant for hanging pots, emitting a deli- 
cious fragrance; flowers yellow; 6 inches . 
riGRiNUS grandiflohus. Flowers large; 
shades of yellow, elegantly spotted and 
marked with crimson and maroon; 1 ft. . 

MINA LOBATA. Handsome, half-hardy climb- 
ing annual of rapid growth; bearing twin- 
like racemes of flowers which in the bud are 
orange-red, but open orange-yellow and soon 
turn to creamy-white; 20 ft., July to Oct. . .IO 

MIRABILIS. Marvel-of-Peru, or Four 

O'clock. Splendid half-hardy perennials 

blooming the first year from seed, with most 

brilliant flowers; 2 ft., July to Oct. 

Finest Mixed. Shades of red, white, and 

yellow Lb., .75; oz., .10 .05 

Tom Thumb, Finest Mixed. Flowers 
striped. Height, 1 ft Oz., .30 .05 

MOLUCELLA L/EVIS. Shell Flower. Inter- 
esting hardy annual; its erect branches 
terminating in tufts of bright leaves, with 
pale green and white bell-shaped calyces or 
cups; flowers white and purple; Aug. to 
Sept., 1 % ft* • • • « - ..*... .10 

MOMORDICA balsamina. Balsam Apple. 
Remarkably handsome climbing annual with 
rich green foliage and golden-yeilow warded 
fruit shaped like an apple, which when ripe 
opens, displaying its brilliant crimson inte- 
rior. This charming vine is worthy of more 
general cultivation; 10 ft. . . . Oz., .50 .05 
CHARANTIA. Balsam Pear. The fruit of 
this variety is pear-shaped; otherwise it 
resembles the preceding . . . Oz., .50 .05 

MONARDA didyma. Bee Balm. Showy 
hardy perennial with bright red Salvia-like 
flowers; July to Sept., 2 ft 25 



IO 



IO 



No Pkt 
5232 MORINA elegans. Hardy perennial resem- 
bling the Acanthus in growth, the flowers 
are crimson, in form like those of the Ver- 
bena but larger, and produced in whorls 
around the stem; June to Julv, 3 ft 10 

MOONFLOWER. See Ipomce'a, No. 4465. 

MORNING GLORY. See Ipomcea, No. 4445. 

MOURNING BRIDE. See Scabiosa, No. 
7*05. 




5233 



5235 

5240 
5285 

5290 

5 2 95 
5305 



52 l ° 

53*3 
53-4 



Musa Ensete. No. 5233. 

MUSA ENSETE. Abyssinian Banana. Of ah 

plants available to us for sub-tropical effects, 
this is the most luxuriant. It is frequently 
grown here to a height of twelve or fifteen 
feet and with leaves eight or nine feet in 
length. Seeds sown in January or February 
in heat produce good plants for planting 
out of doors in June . . 100 seeds, 2.00 

MUSK. See Mimulus, No. 5165. 

MYOSOTIS. Forget- Me- Not. Dwarf, half- 
hardy perennials, bearing a profusion of little 
star-shaped flowers. They thrive best in 
rather moist shady situations. Most of them 
will bloom the first year from seed if sown 
early. If sown in July or August in shaded 
frames fine plants will be obtained for spring 
blooming. They are very beautiful when 
planted in combination with late spring 
bulbs, Daisies, Arabis, or Golden Alyssum. 
Finest Mixed Varieties. Various shades 
of blue, rose, and white . . . Oz., .75 
ALPESTRIS. Bright blue; 6 inches . Oz., 1.00 

— grandiflora. Eliza Fonrobert. Large 
bright blue flowers; 1 ft. . . Oz., 1.00 

ALBA. Large white flowers, " 1.00 

rosea. Large pink flowers, " 1. 00 

— Victoria. The plants are of dwarf compact 
growth with multitudes of bright blue 
flowers in dense umbels . . Oz., 1.50 

DISSITIFLORA. Rich blue; flowers very early; 

one of the finest; 6 inches, }^ oz., 1.25 
PALUSTRIS. True Forget- Me-Not ; bright 

blue; 9 inches Oz., 3.00 

— semperflorens. Splendid bright blue 
variety; blooms from early spring until 
autumn Oz., 2. 50 

SYLVATICA. A splendid sort for spring 
bedding, with large bright blue flowers; 9 
inches Oz., 2.00 



.25 



.05 
10 

.10 
.10 
,10 



.10 



25 



IO 



13 



.IO 



84 



R, & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




NASTURTIUMS. 

Our Nasturtiums are-famous throughout the country for their size, variety of colors, and their brilliancy. Our 
mixtures of the Tall and Dwarf forms are carefully proportioned in their colors from stock specially grown for us in 
Kent, England, together with some of the more recent and improved productions of France and Germany. 



No. 



Pkt. 



5315 



5320 

5325 
5330 

5335 

5337 
5340 

5347 
5355 

536o 
5365 

5375 
538o 

5385 



TOM THUMB OR DWARF. These hardy 
annuals are of easiest cultivation, succeeding 
best in rather light soil, withstanding heat 
and drought and flowering profusely from 
June or July until cut down by severe frost 
usually well into November. The dark- 
leaved varieties are particularly adapted for 
ribbon beds and borders; I ft. 
Finest Mixed. Our special mixture of the 
finest sorts in great variety of colors. 

Lb., 1.00, 34 lb., .30; oz., .10 

Collection of 12 Varieties 

Collection of 6 Varieties 

Aurora. Chrome yellow, lower petals veined 
with dark carmine; very tine . . Oz., .15 
Beauty. Golden vellow, spotted scarlet, 

O 
Brilliant. Dark scarlet . . . . * 
BRONZE. Distinct dark shade . . ' 
CHAM/ELEON. Pale yellow, blotched and 

flaked with red Oz., .25 

Crystal Palace Gem. Sulphur yellow, 

blotched with maroon .... Oz., .15 

Dark Crimson. Rich dark shade . " .15 

Empress of India. Deep crimson; dark 

foliage Oz., .25 

Golden King. Fine deep yellow . " .15 
King of Tom Thumbs. Brilliant scarlet with 

dark foliage Oz., .20 

King Theodore. Maroon, dark foliage, 

Oz., .20 



•°5 
•5° 







*5 
20 

15 



•j 
•°5 

•°5 

•°5 
.05 

•05 



No. 

5395 

5400 
5405 
54io 
5420 

5425 
543o 
5435 

5440 

5445 

545o 



5455 



•05 




•°5 




■°5 


5460 


•05 


547o 


•05 
.05 


5475 
548o 

5485 
5487 



Pkt. 



Fine shade of pink 



)z., 


•15 


•°5 


n 


.30 


•°5 


it 


• x 5 


.05 


w 


•15 


•°5 


(( 


•*5 


•°5 


(« 


.20 


•°5 


<( 


• J 5 


•05 



• x 5 



TOM THUMB OR DWARF — Continued. 
Lilli Schmidt. Intense scarlet, flowers 

small . 
Ochre Yellow 
Peach Blossom. 
Pearl. White 
Rose .... 

Ruby King. Rosy scarlet, dark foliage " 
Scarlet . . 

Spotted. Yellow, spotted with crimson, 

Oz., 
Spotted King. Yellow, spotted maroon; 

dark foliage Oz., .20 

Striped. Shades of yellow, striped crimson, 

Oz., .15 
Yellow. Canary-yellow ....." .20 
TALL OR RUNNING.. The most useful of 
decorative climbing annuals and serviceable 
for covering unsightly fences or trailing over 
rocks. If vigorous growth is desired the soil 
should be rich and of good depth; 8 to 10 ft. 
Finest Mixed. A superb mixture embrac- 
ing our Kent Grown as well as choicest 
new sorts from French and German hybrid- 
izers . Lb., 1. 00; 1 4 , lb., .30; oz., .10 
Collection of 12 Varieties 



•°5- 



.05. 
•°5 



Edward Otto 
Hienemanni 



Oz., 



Brownish Lilac. 
Chocolate Color 

Dark Crimson " 

King Theodore. Deep maroon . " 
Nankeen Yellow " 



•is 

•15 

.20 
.20 



■05 

•5° 
•°5 
■°5 

•05 

•05 
.05. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED, CATALOGUE. 



85 



N©. 



Pkt. 



5490 
5495 
55°° 
5502 

5505 
55 10 
55*5 

55 2 ° 

55 2 5 
55 2 7 
556° 



TALL OR RUNNING NASTURTIUMS — 
Continued. 
Orange Oz., .15 



Pearl. White 

Pink and Yellow. JHemisphericum 
Prince Henry. Yellow and scarlet 
Purple Violet. Regelianufhi . . 

Scarlet 

Scarlet Striped. Straw-color 
scarlet 

Straw-Color Spotted. Spotted 



M 
U 



Vesuvius. Rich apricot . 
Von Moltke. Bluish pink 
Yellow. Light yellow . . 
LOBB'S NASTURTIUM. 



15 
*5 
l 5 
15 
" -15 

striped 

Oz., .15 

crimson. 

Oz., .15 

" .20 

" .15 
« .15 
Tropaolum Lob- 



5535 

5540 

5545 
555° 

5552 

5553 
5560 

5572 
5575 

5580 

5585 
5590 
5 6o 5 

5 6l 5 
5620 



bianum. These are exceedingly free-bloom- 
ing and of the most brilliant colors with neat 
dark green or purplish foliage, climbing 
about eight feet. They are excellent for 
window boxes, vases, hanging-baskets, and 
rockeries; they are also the most satisfactory 
class for conservatory or house cultivation 
during winter. 

Finest Mixed. All colors. 

Lb , 2.00; 34 lb., .60; oz., .20 

Collection of 12 Varieties . . , . . 



Asa Gray. 



Yellowish white; very fine. 

Oz., .25 
ATROPURPUREUM. Deep crimson . " .25 
AUREUM. Pure golden yellow. New, " .30 
Cardinal. Cardinal red . . . . " .30 
Due DE Vicence. Pale lemon-color, " .25 
FLAMMULUM grandiflorum. Scarlet and 

yellow Oz., .25 

Geant des Batailles. Sulphur yellow with 

carmine Oz., .25 



a 
(4 
(( 

a 



• 2 5 
■30 
•25 
•30 

• 2 5 



Lilli Schmidt. Scarlet 
Lucifer. Rich dark scarlet 
Napoleon HI. Yellow spotted brown, 
Roi des Noirs. Almost black 
Spitfire. Dazzling scarlet 
NELUMBIUM. Lotus. The beautiful Lotus 
is quite hardy in our climate. It is easily 
raised from seeds which should be sown 
early in the spring in sandy loam, covered 
half an inch, and the pots submerged in 
water at a temperature of seventy degrees 
which should be maintained. 
035 KERMESINUM. Crimson, very fine . . . 
5636 LUTEUM. American Lotus. Large yellow 

fragrant flowers . 

5639 SPECIOSUM. Egyptian Lotus Large pink 
flowers ... ......... 

5640NEMESIA Strumosa Suttoni. Finest 
Mixed. A splendid annual for small beds 
with very attractive flowers. The colors in- 
clude white, yellow, orange, pink, and crim- 
son; July to Sept , 1% ft. ..... . 

NEMOPHILA. Splendid free flowering, 
dwarf hardy annuals, with cup-shaped flowers 
of many bright colors, the blue shades being 
particularly fascinating. They should be 
planted in moist soil, partial shade being 
favorable; June to Oct., 1 ft. 
5645 Finest Mixed. Including white, lilac, brown, 
and many shades of blue . . Oz., .25 
048 Tnsignis. Beautiful light blue . " .25 
5,652 NERTERA DEPRESSA. Coral Berry. A 
charming dwarf plant for the conservatory. 
The tiny leaves form a dense close green mat 
about two inches above the ground which 
becomes covered with small orange-red ber- 
ries; tender perennial 



•°5 
■°5 
•°5 
•05 
•05 

•°5 
•°5 

•05 

•°5 

•05 

.05 



.05 

•50 
•30 

.10 
.10 

.10 
.10 
.10 

.10 

.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 
.10 



• 2 5 
•25 
• 2 5 

25 



•05 
•05 



■25 







Nicotiana Affinis. No. 5655, 



No. 

5655 NICOTIANA affinis. Splendid annual, pro- 
ducing clusters of long white tube-shaped 
flowers, Iragrant towards evening; July to 

Oct., 3 ft Oz., .50 

5670 COLOSSEA. Magnificent foliage plant, the 
young leaves at first tinted with red. It 
soon attains a height of rive or six feet with 
leaves two feet in length and a foot in 
width. Excellent for foliage beds . . . 
5675 sylvestris. A splendid new variety with 
glaucous leaves and large pendent, pure 
white, tube-shaped flowers; a very stately 
plant; Aug. to Oct Oz., .50 

5685 NIEREMBERGIA frutescens. Half hardy 
perennials of light and elegant growth with 
large cup-shaped lilac flowers; July to Oct., 
I ft Oz., .60 

5690 gracilis. Flowers purple and white, " . 75 

5695 NIG ELLA Damascena. Love-in-a-Mist. 
Showy half-hardy annual, with linely cut 
foliage and interesting blue flowers; ij^ ft., 
July to Sept Oz., .25 

5715 NYCTEKINIACapensis. Half-hardy annual 
of dwarf growth with white sweet-scented 
flowers; 6 inches, July to Sept 

NYMPH/EA. Water lily. These are easily 
raised from seeds. The tender varieties, 
the roots of which are often troublesome to 
keep alive through the winter, flower freely 
the first season if sown early. Start the 
seeds in the same manner as suggested for 
Nelumbium. 
5725 Hybrida. Hardy Varieties. Finest 

Mixed 

5730 Tender Varieties. Finest Mixed . . . 
5735 Alba. White Pond Lily. Hardy . . . 
5740 Ccerulea or Stellata. Light blue ; ten- 
der 



Pkt, 



•°S 



• 2 5 



.05 



•°5 

, 10 



•05 



.05 



25 

2 S 
.10 

• 2 5 



86 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




PANSY. 



( Viola Tricolor.) 

For many years choice Pansy Seeds have been a 
specialty with us. By repeated personal visits we have 
made ourselves familiar with the strains of the leading 
specialists in the several countries of Europe, with whom 
we contract yearly for seeds. We are thus enabled to 
offer the finest in existence. 

Pansies thrive best in a cool, moist, but well -drained 
soil, enriched with well-rotted barnyard manure or fine 
ground bone. Seeds sown in spring in a partially shaded 
situation will produce fine plants for autumn flowering. 
The finest blooms are to be obtained, however, by sowing 
in July or August, giving the plants protection during 
winter, when they will bloom profusely in the spring and 
summer. 

Hingh a m , Jl/ass. 

Messrs. A'. ct° J. Farquhar &•» Co., Bos/on : 

Gentlemen : My Pansies are now in full bloom, and 1 

write to express my satisfaction with the seeds you sent me. 
They are Farquhar' s Finest S/1070 Strain, and for size, 

substance, and fine colors they are the finest I have ever 

grown or seen . 

My people arc delighted xvith them . / shall send you an 

order in a few weeks for a larger lot of seed for next year. 
Yours 7'erv truly. 

JOIIX L. CHAPMAX. 

5855 FARQUHAR' FINEST SHOW STRAIN, MIXED. Large round flowers of perfect form and massive 
texture, embracing the finest colors and markings in great variety. Oz., $12.00; 1 4 oz., $3.50; Vfc oz., 
$2.00; pkt. of about 250 seeds, .50; No. 5860. Pkt. of about 100 seeds, .25. 

Pansies continued on page 87. 



Farquhar's Finest Show Pansies. No. 5855. 



No. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



87 



No. 

5745 
5750 

5755 



5760 

577o 
5772 

5775 
5776 



S78o 
$810 



5815 

5835 
5840 

5855 



pkt. 
NYMPH JEA — Continued. 
dentata. White, very large; tender . . .25 
ODORATA rosea. Pink Pond Lily : Beautiful 

rose pink; hardy 25 

Zanzibariensis azurea. Royal Water Lily . 
Large azure blue flowers, very fragrant; 
one of the most beautiful and free-bloom- 
ing water lilies 25 

— rosea. Similar to the preceding, but hav- 
ing deep pink flowers and reddish leaves . .25 
OENOTHERA. Evening Primrose. Beautiful 
hardy plants of easy cultivation, succeeding 
best in light soil; July to October. 
acaulis. Large silvery white flowers; hardy 

annual; 6 inches .... Oz., 1.00 .10 
Fraseri. Beautiful large yellow flowers; 

hardy perennial; i 1 /^ ft. . . Oz., 1.50 .10 
fruticosa major. Large golden-yellow 

flowers; hardy perennial; 2 ft. . Oz., .75 .05 
Lamarckiana. Enormous yellow flowers 
three to four inches in diameter; very free- 
flowering,, hardy perennial; 3 ft. Oz., .25 .05 
Youngii. Yellow, very large; 3 ft. . . . .25 
OXALIS rosea. Dwarf half-hardy perennial 
of rapid growth, with beautiful rose-colored 
flowers; excellent for hanging pots; 6 inches, .10 
trop/EOLOIDES. Splendid dwarf bedding 
plant with dark-brown foliage forming a 
dense mat, the tiny yellow flowers being 
inconspicuous; excellent for mosaic bed- 
ding; 4 inches Oz., 1.25 .10 

PiEONY. Chinese Double and Single 
Sorts Mixed. These popular plants are 
easily raised from seed . . . Oz., 1.25 .25 
Japanese Tree Varieties. Mutatis. 
Flowers often 10 to 12 inches in diameter. .25 



PANSIES. 

FARQUHAR'S FINEST SHOW STRAIN, 
MIXED. Large round flowers of perfect 
form and massive texture, embracing the 
finest colors and markings in great variety. 
Oz., $12.00; % oz., $3.50; Vs oz., $2.00; 
pkt. of about 250 seeds, .50; No. 5860. 
Pkt. of about 100 seeds, .25. 

5865 BUGNOT'S PRIVATE STRAIN. This is 
the finest strain known; the flowers being 
of perfect form and richest colors. It 
should be grown under glass to bring its 
fine qualities to perfection. Our seed is 
saved for us each year by M. Bugnot in 
France. Finest mixed. 1,000 seeds, 5.00 

5870 BUGNOT'S LARGE BLOTCHED. Finely 
formed flowers of rich and varied colors; 
mixed Oz., 8.00 

5880 CASSIER'S GIANT, FINEST MIXED. 
An excellent strain for out-door or green- 
house cultivation. The plants are of sturdy 
growth, producing large round flowers, the 
petals overlapping and often frilled. The 
colors are rich and varied . . Oz., 6.00 

5885 ENGLISH AND SCOTCH PRIZE VA- 
RIETIES. The characteristics of this strain 
are the fine velvety texture and bold face-like 
markings of the flowers. . . Oz., 5.00 

5915 SPECIAL MIXTURE. Embracing the lead- 
ing strains, all grown by specialists in Europe 
and including the finest colors and markings 
in endless variety. This mixture is exten- 
sively used by florists . . . Oz., 5.00 

5920 EXTRA FINE MIXTURE. Large-flower- 
ing varieties in fine assortment of colors; 
excellent for bedding . . . Oz., 2.50 

5925 FINE MIXTURE. Many colors. Oz., 1.00 



No. 



Pkt. 



5930 

5942 

5945 
595o 
5955 
597o 

5972 
5973 
5974 
5975 



5985 
5990 

5995 
6000 
6010 
6025 
6030 



6035 
6045 

6050 
6060 

6062 

6063 
6065 

6080 
6085 
6088 



3.00 
8.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
PAN- 



PANSIES — Continued. 

TRIMARDEAU, OR GIANT PANSIES. A 

vigorous race, producing very large flowers 

of rich colors, unexcelled for bedding. 

Parisian Strain. Finest Mixed. Great 

variety of colors .... Oz., 2.50 

Emperor William. Ultramarine blue; the 

finest blue variety .... Oz., 3.00 

Golden Queen. Pure yellow. <l 3.00 

Golden Yellow with Dark Eye " 3.00 

King of the Blacks ... " 3.00 

Lord Beaconsfield. Violet; upper petals 

shading to white .... Oz. 
Ruby Red. New .... " 

Snow Queen u 

Striped. Great variety of colors " 
White with Violet Eye . . " 
LARGE-FLOWERED BEDDING 
SIES. 
Collection of 12 Varieties 
Collection of 6 Varieties . . 

Azure Blue 

Black ....... 

Bronze . 

Cardinal. Brightest red . , 
Emperor Frederick. Deep purple edged 
with scarlet and yellow; centre golden 
. . . . Oz., 1.25 
Deep blue. " 1.25 
Purple, golden edge, 

Oz., 1.25 

Golden Yellow " 1.50 

Lord Beaconsfield. Violet, upper petals 

shading to white .... Oz., 1.25 

Masterpiece. Petals ruffled; mixed colors, 

Oz., 8.00 
Madame Perret. Wine-colors " 3.00 
President Carnot. Petals violet, broadly 
bordered with white; extra fine, Oz., 3.00 
Striped. Many colors; showy . " 1.25 
Victoria. Fine deep red . . . " 2.00 
White "1.25 



■15 
•15 

•15 
•15 

•15 
•25 
•15 
15 
.15 



Oz., 1.25 

" 1-25 

" 1.25 
4.00 



bronze 
Emperor William. 
Gold Margined. 



•75 
.40 
.10 
.10 
.10 
•25 



10 
.10 

.10 
.10 

.10 

■25 
•15 

■15 

,10 

,10 
10 




Tufted Pansies. No. 6ogo. 



88 



E. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



No. 



6090 

6091 
6092 

6093 
6094 



TUFTED PAXSIES. Viola Comuta. Ele- 
gant free-blooming plants for partially- 
shaded beds and borders. They are more 
hardy than the regular Pansies and may be 
kept growing for years with slight protection 
during winter. The flowers are not large, 
but very numerous, of brilliant colors and 
produced throughout the season. 
Finest Mixed. Shades of blue, yellow, and 

white Oz.. 1.50 

Admiration". Dark blue; beautiful. •' 2.00 
Blue Perfection. Mauve . " 2.50 
Grandiflora Lutea. Splendid yellow. 

Oz.. 1.25 
White Perfection. Very fine: free bloom- 
ing Oz., 2.00 



Pkt. 




Tulip Poppy. No. 6135. 

POPPY, Annual Varieties. Papaver. The 
Poppy is justly a favorite flower. It comes 
so early in the summer, with its buds droop- 
ing as gracefully as a swan's neck, then the 
delicate tissue-like flowers rise erect and 
boldly display their brilliant colors. Poppies 
should be sown early in the spring where 
they are intended to bloom, as it is difficult 
to transplant them. 

New Brunswick, X.J. 

Messrs. R. or 5 J. Farquhar Sr 3 Co. ; 

Gentlemen ; I should like to say in sending 
my small order to you this year, that I have 
never found such satisfaction in my seeds as 
I did last season in yours. I planted them with 
other seed from various houses, and none 
proved so reliable as yours. My Asters were 
the pride of the neighborhood, the Poppies were 
a glory, the Dahlias a revelation of new va- 
rieties, and the Marigolds were superb. I have 
a large collectiofi of Gladioli, but should like 
to try some you advertise this year. 

Yours truly, 

MRS. K. C. LATHAM. 



.10 

,10 
.10 

10 

10 



Xo. 

6095 

6lOO 
6lIO 



61 15 
6116 
6117 
6ll8 
6119 
6120 



6125 

6135 
6140 

6145 



61 


50 


61 


52 


61 


55 


6i 


60 


61 


65 



6170 

6175 

6180 

618; 



Pkt. 
POPPY— Continued. 
Annual Varieties, Finest Mixed. A 
combination of the finest double and single- 
flowered sorts, giving an endless variety of 
colors and producing charming effects, 

Lb.. 3.00; ^ilb.. 1. 00; oz., .30 .05 
American Flag. Large double flowers, 

white striped with scarlet: 2 ft., Oz., .30 .05 
Carnation-Flowered, Double. Collec- 
tion of 12 Varieties. Large fringed 
flowers: 2 ft 50 

— Double. Finest Mixed. 2 ft.. Oz., .25 .05 

— - — Bright Rose " .30 .05 

— ■ — Cardinal •' .30 .05 

— — Scarlet ......" .30 .05 

White Swan " .30 .05 

Chinese. Finest Mixed. Very double, 

globe-shaped flowers with slender, wavy 
petals, varying from pure white to dark 
scarlet; 15 inches .... Oz., .30 .05 

Danebrog. Danish Flag. Single scarlet 
flowers with a large white blotch on each 
petal; 2 ft Oz. , .25 .05 

Glaucum. Tulip Poppy. Dazzling scarlet, 
single flower; 1 ft Oz., 50 .10 

Hooker's Single Mixed. A superb strain 
producing the brightest and largest flowers; 
2 ft Oz., .40 .05 

Japanese Pompon, Finest Mixed. Double 
fringed flowers varying in color from white 
to crimson: extremely beautiful; 15 inches, 

Oz., 1.25; 3^ oz , .40 .15 

L.fatgatum. Large, showy, single flowers, 
brilliant scarlet with black spots margined 
with white; 18 inches . . . Oz.. 1.50 .10 

Maid of the Mist. Large single white, 
beautifully fringed .... Oz.. .60 .10 

Mephisto. Single, deep scarlet with black- 
ish violet spots; 18 inches . . Oz., .25 .05 

Mikado. Double fringed flowers, white 
striped with crimson: 1 ft. . Oz., .25 .05 

P.f,oxy-Flowered, Double. Collection 
of 12 Varieties. Immense double 
flowers: 2 ft 50 

— Double, Finest Mixed, 

Lb., 1.50: oz. $ .20 05 

Nankeen Yellow . . Oz., .25 .05 

Pavoxinum. Peacock Poppy. Scarlet with 

black ring; 18 inches . . . Oz., .50 .05 
Ranunculus-Flowered. African Rose. 
Showy double flowers having thin crinkled 
petals. Many beautiful colors: 2 ft. Oz., .25 .05 

v; 




Hooker's Single Mixed Poppy. No. 6140 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



89 



Delavan, Wis., 
R. & y. Farquhar & Co.: 

Gentlemen : The Flower Seeds that I got 
from you last year were excellent. I send you 
a money order for % ; please send me the fol- 
lowing seeds as soon as possible. . . . 

Fours respectfully. 

CHARLES GAY, 
Gardener for G. E. Rickcords, Esq. 




POPPY — Continued. 

Shirley, Finest Mixed. A most charm- 
ing race of single Poppies with shining 
flowers of silky texture, varying in color 
from pure white and delicate pink to 
rosy carmine and deep crimson, many 
of them being beautifully striped and 
edged with white. The blooms if cut 
while young will keep in water for two 
or three days; 2 ft. 

Lb., 3.00; a /i lb., 1.00; oz., .30 

Rhceus. Scarlet Field Poppy. The 
single Poppy so much admired by 
tourists in Europe, where it abounds 
on the railroad banks and in the fields; 
18 inches . . . Lb., 2.50; oz., .25 

The Bride. Large, single, white flowers, 
which if cut while young will keep in 
water for several days ; 2 ft. Oz., .30 

umbrosum. Caucasian Poppy. Enor- 
mous single flowers, crimson with a 
black spot on each petal; 2 ft. Oz., .30 

Poppies, Isle of Shoals. This strain 
of Poppies was furnished by us to the 
order of the late Mrs. Celia Thaxter, 
poetess, and is among the most attrac- 
tive of the flowers she loved and culti- 
vated at the Isles of Shoals. They can 
be grown by any one, and make a 
grand display. Their beauty is inde- 
scribable and the variety endless. All 
are hardy annuals .... Oz., .50 



Pkt. 



•OS 



.05 



•05 



•05 



10 



Shirley Poppy. No. 6195 



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No. Pkt. 

POPPY. Hardy Perennial Varieties. 
Papaver. Showy plants for mixed borders 
and clumps among shrubs. The Iceland 
Poppy will bloom the first season if sown 
early in spring. All perennial Poppies may 
be sown from June to August, to bloom the 
following summer. 
6215 Collection of 6 Perennial Sorts. All 

hardy ■ .40 

6220 Alpine Poppy, Finest Mixed. P. Al- 
pinwn. Charming dwarf Poppies, with 
delicate flowers, including yellow, pink, 
scarlet, and white. May to August ; 1 ft. .10 

6225 White 15 

6230 Pink 15 

6232 Bracteatum. Very early, free-blooming; 
large crimson flowers; May to July, 3 ft. 

Oz., .50 .10 

immn 

ttL. 

Farquhar's Superb Iceland Poppies. No. 6235. 

Iceland Poppy. P. Nuditaule. This beau- 
tiful species will bloom the first season if 
sown early in spring. Its delicate form and 
bright colors render it desirable as a bor- 
der plant, and exquisite for cutting. April 
to Oct. ; 1 ft. 

— Farquhar's Superb Mixed. Shades of 
yellow, scarlet, and white . . Oz.. 1.00 .10 

— Bright Yellow, Single . \i oz., .50 .10 
Double .... % oz., .50 .10 

— Pure White, Single . . % oz., .50 .10 
Double .... Vs oz., .75 .25 

— Bright Orange-Scarlet, Single, 

1 i oz., .50 .10 

Double 25 

— Primrose Yellow . . . V* oz., .75 .10 
Oriental Poppy. P. Orientale. Very 

early ; flowers orange-scarlet, with black- 
spots; May to July, 3 ft. . . Oz., 1.50 .10 

— New Hybrids. Pink, scarlet, and crim- 
son Oz.. 2.00 .10 

— Blush Queen. Pale pink . Vs oz., .50 .15 

— PARKMANII. Deep scarlet . ^ oz., .50 .15 
pilosum. Salmon-red; branching; June to 

Aug., 2 ft Vs oz.. 1. 00 .25 

PASSIFLORA. Passion Flower. Orna- 
mental climbing plants with numerous large 
showy flowers useful in the conservatory and 
garden in summer ; greenhouse perennials; 
10 to 30 ft. 
6290 Coerulea. Blue; half-hardy perennials . .10 

6305 Incarnata. White, lilac rays 10 

6315 Van Volxemi. Tacsonia. Scarlet : mag- 
nificent 2 5 



Xo. 




6235 

6240 
6245 
6250 

6255 
6260 

6265 
6267 
6270 



6272 

6273 
6275 
6280 



6320 

6325 
6327 

633 



6331 
6332 

6333 
6335 
6340 



6350 



6355 
6360 



6370 
6375 
6385 



6390 

6395 
64OO 



6405 
64IO 

6412 
6415 



Pkt, 
PELARGONIUM. See Geranium, No. 3835. 

PENTSTEMON. Although these are peren- 
nials, they can easily be grown as annuals. 
If sown in heat in February or March they 
will flower freely the first year producing 
large spikes of handsome flowers, very orna- 
mental in the garden and admirable for cut- 
ting. Hardy or half-hardy perennial; 3 ft.; 
June to Oct. 

HYBRIDUS GRANDIFLORUS, FINEST MlXED. 

Saved from large-flowered varieties of rich 
and varied colors . . . 14 oz., 1.00 .25 
ATROPURPUREUS. Dark red with white 

' throat 10 

digitalis. Large spikes of pure white flow- 
ers, the throat spotted with violet . . . .10 
GLOXINIOIDES. Annual Pentstemon. A 
new variety producing large spikes of 
Gloxinia-like flowers often two inches 
across and of most brilliant and varied 
colors. If started early in heat they flower 
in July continuing until frost, Vs oz., 1.00 .25 
Murrayanus. Bright scarlet ; splendid . .25 
pulchellus hybridus, Mixed. Shades of 

red and lilac 25 

SPECTABILIS. Blue and red; very beautiful, .10 
Wrightii. Bright scarlet; very fine . . .25 

PERILLA atropurpureis laciniatis. Half- 
hardy annual with dark purple foliage re- 
sembling Coleus; 2 ft Oz., .25 .05 

PETUNIA. The Petunia is popular because 
it is of easiest cultivation, blooms from early 
summer continuously until frost, and is one 
of the most showy 7 and free-growing annu- 
als; 1 to 1V2 ft. 

Great care is exercised in the saving of 
our Petunia seeds. The seed stocks are of 
the finest strain in existence, and only such 
plants as produce high grade flowers are al- 
lowed to seed, those inferior being dis- 
carded. 
SINGLE BEDDING PETUNIAS. 
Finest Mixed. A splendid strain produc- 
ing flowers of medium size in great vari- 
ety of colors. Very free-blooming and ex- 
cellent for beds and masses . Oz., 1.25 .10 
Fine Mixed. Choice colors . " .75 .05 
Striped and Blotched. Very effective 
strain for beds and borders; flowers beau- 
tifully striped and mottled . Oz., I.50 .10 

Crimson " .75 .05 

White " 1.00 .05 

NANA compacta multiflora. Inimitable 
Dwarf. The flowers are beautifully striped 
and they completely cover the compact 
little plants. This variety is most useful 
for edgings and for early blooming in pots; 

6 inches Vi oz., 1.00 .25 

GIANT OR GRANDIFLORA. Collec- 
tion of 12 Varieties 1.00 

Collection of 6 Varieties 60 

Finest Mixed. Giants of California. 
Flowers of enormous size and superb 
colors . . . Vs oz., 4.00; He oz., 2.25 .25 

Crimson 25 

Striped and Blotched. Very large beau- 
tifully striped flowers 25 

White. Snow Storm 23 

Yellow Throated. Intus Aurea. The 
flowers are very large, of richest colors 
with yellow throats 5° 



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Petunia Ruffled Giants. No. 6443. 

No. Pkt. 

PETUNIAS — Continued. 

6443 Ruffled Giants. A Californian strain pro- 

ducing large flowers having the edges 
deeply ruffled or fluted. They are of fine 
substance with deep wide throats and vary 
in their colors from pure white to dark 
purple-violet; many of them being beauti- 
fully striped or veined . . ^g oz., 3.00 .50 

6444 Giant Fringed Sorts, Mixed 25 

DOUBLE FLOWERING PETUNIAS. 

Seeds of the double varieties being obtained 
bv hybridization produce only a small per- 
centage of double-flowering plants, the re- 
mainder being single of fine quality. The 
weaker seedlings should receive particular 
care, they usually produce the finest double 
flowers. 

GIANT OR GRAND1FLORA. DOUBLE FINEST 

Mixed. Fine hybridized seed producing 
a large percentage of double-flowering 
plants of finest colors. 1,000 seeds, 1.00 .50 

— Double Fringed Finest Mixed. Flow- 
ers of large size, beautifully fringed and of 
superb colors. . . . 1. 000 seeds, 1.50 .50 

Lady of the Lake. Pure white, 

double fringed flowers 75 

Choice Mixed 25 

PHACELIA CAMPANULARIA. A charming 
hardy annual of dwarf spreading habit with 
deep blue flowers, produced from July until 
frost; 9 inches Oz., .50 .05 

PHLOX DRUMMONDI. This is one of 
the finest annuals, being hardy, easy of cul- 
tivation, and making as a summer bedding 
plant an effective and brilliant display. The 
flowers are of long duration and of most 
gorgeous and varied colors; June to Oct., 
I ft. 
6475 Finest Mixed. .Splendid colors. Oz., .60 .05 
6480 Grandiflora, Finest Mixed. The flow- 
ers are of large size, finely rounded form, 
and with well defined eyes. The colors 
are superb Oz., 1.00 .10 



6445 



6450 



6460 

6462 
6465 



PHLOX — Continued. 

— Collection of 12 Varie- 
ties Pkt., .70 

— Collection of 6 Varie- 
ties Pkt., .40 

— ■ Blood-red. Black War- 
rior . Oz., 1.50; pkt., .10 

— Brilliant Scarlet, 
Oz., 1.50; pkt., .10 

— Crimson with White Star, 
Oz., 1.50; pkt., .10 

— .Pink . " 1.50; " .10 

— Scarlet with White Eye. 
Oz., I.50; pkt., .10 

— Violet, " 1.50; " .10 

— White, ,w 1.50; " .10 
Double Finest Mixed. 

Oz., 2.50; pkt., .15 

— White. Useful for cutting, 
Vi oz., .50; pkt., .15 

Dwarf Finest Mixed. These 
come in bloom very early; 
they are of dwarf habit; ex- 
cellent for pot culture and 
edgings. Oz., 2.00; pkt., .10 

— White, ^oz., 1.00; pkt. .15 

— Scarlet. " 1.00; ''• .15 
cuspidata. The petals have 

long points, giving the flowers 
a star-like form, novel and 
distinct. Mixed colors, 

Oz., 1. 00; pkt., .10 

No. Pkt. 

PERENNIAL PHLOX. Phlox Decussata. 
Splendid hardy herbaceous plants producing 
large trusses of showy flowers on tall stems; 
which bloom from July until frost. They 
are equally effective for beds, perennial 
borders, or groups among shrubs. The 
colors range from pure white to deep crim- 
son and purple; 3 ft. 

6570 Newest Hybrids, Mixed . . 14 oz., .75 .25 

6572 —Collection of 12 Varieties 75 

6573 — Collection of 6 Varieties 50 

Plants of Perennial Phloxes are offered in 
the Plant Section of this Catalogue. 

6577 PHORMIUM tenax folds variegatis. 
New Zealand Flax. A handsome plant for 
lawn or conservatory decoration, with long 
sword-shaped leaves, which are beautifully 
variegated. The flowers are orange-color, 
borne on spikes 12 to 15 feet in height. 
Half-hardy perennial 25 



655o 

6555 
6560 




Phlox Drummondi Grandiflora. No. 6480. 



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No. Pkt. 

6578 PHYSALIS Francheti. Japanese Winter 
Cherry. A large and ornamental variety of 
the Ground Cherry or Strawberry Tomato. 
The fruit is large, deep red in color, edible, 
and enclosed in enormous balloon-shaped 
husks of brilliant orange-red. A very showy 

hardy annual; 2 ft 10 

6580 PHYSOSTEGIA speciosa. Beautiful hardy 
perennial growing 18 inches in height and 
bearing in July spikes of charming pink 

flowers 10 

PLATYCODON. See JVahlenbergia, No. S195. 
6590 POIXSETTIA pulcherrima. A very orna- 
mental greenhouse shrub, producing large 
heads of brilliant scarlet bracts most valu- 
able for house and conservatory decoration 
during winter. If sown in February or 
March the seedlings produce splendid scar- 
let tops by December . . 100 seeds, 2.00 .50 
POLEMONIUM. Jacob's Ladder, or Greek 
Valerian. Hardy perennials with deeply- 
cut foliage and clusters of handsome flow- 
ers; thriving in any good soil; 2 ft., May 
to August. 
6595 coeruleum GRANDIFLORUM. Beautiful spikes 

of deep blue flowers .... Oz., .50 .10 
6600 — — album. Pure white . . . " .75 .10 
6605 Richardsonii. Large deep blue flowers, 

Oz., 1. 00 .10 
PORTULACA. Charming dwarf annuals for 
sunny situations or light soils, producing 
flowers of most brilliant colors in great pro- 
fusion; July to October, 6 inches. 
6610 Double, Finest Mixed, 

Oz., 5.00; *4 oz., 1.50 .10 

6615 — Collection of 8 Varieties 50 

6620 Single, Finest Mixed, 

}41b., 1.50; oz., .50 .05 

6625 — Collection of 8 Varieties 40 

6627 — Rose Oz., .60 .05 

6630 — Scarlet " .60 .05 

6635 — White " .60 .05 

6640 — Yellow " .60 .05 

6645 POTENTILLA, Double Hybrids, Finest 
Mixed. Splendid hardy perennials with 
ornamental foliage and brilliant flowers, 
chiefly shades of yellow and red, borne in 
great profusion from July until frost. They 
prefer a sandy loam. 2 ft. . . . . . .25 

6650 Single, Finest Mixed 10 

PRIMULA, OR PRIMROSE. Hardy and 
Half-Hardy Varieties. 
6785 acaulis grandiflora, finest mlxed. 
Large- Flowering Garden Primrose. A 
splendid strain; flowers of large size and 
containing many bright and beautiful 
colors v 2 5 

6787 — Yellow. Yellow English Primrose. The 

best sort for forcing and bunching for 
corsage bouquets 25 

6788 — cozrulea. Blue Primrose. A new color 

in Primroses obtained by the famous Eng- 
lish hybridizer, Mr. G. F. Wilson. The 
flowers vary from pale lavender to deep 
blue 25 

6790 auricula A lovely race of Primula with 
large umbels of velvety flowers of many 
beautiful colors, chiefly yellow, crimson, 
maroon, and purple, frequently edged with 
gray or green. Seed saved from show 
flowers. Finest mixed 25 

6800 Forbesi. Baby Primrose. A much adver- 
tised variety producing delicate sprays of 
small lavender-colored flowers. Although 
pretty for bouquets, the flowers are too 
small for general usefulness 25 



No. Pkt. 

PRIMULA — Continued. 
6805 Japonica, Finest Mixed. Showy peren- 
nial producing several whorls of large 
flowers on their erect stems, the flowers 
varying from white to crimson; 15 inches, .10 
6815 obconica grandiflora. Splendid for win- 
ter and spring blooming in cool green- 
house; flowers varying from white to lilac 
and growing in large clusters on erect 
slender stems. Handsome as a pot plant 

and exquisite for cutting; 1 ft 25. 

6817 fimbriata. Flowers finely fringed, .25 

6818 CARMINEA. Bright carmine . . .50 

6825 Sieboldii, New Large Flowering Varie- 
ties. Finest Mixed. Free blooming 
variety, excellent for pots, with large and 
beautiful clusters of flowers, colors white 
to rosy crimson; I ft .50 

PRIMULA POLYANTHUS VARIETIES. 

Elatior. Charming spring-flowering peren- 
nials with most fascinating and richly 
colored velvety flowers. They are of easiest 
cultivation succeeding best in partial shade; 
9 inches; April to May. 
6830 Farquhar's Giant Fancy. Finest Mixed. 
The flowers are of large size supported on 
stout stems well above the leaves in splen- 
did clusters. The colors are brilliant, 
ranging from white to deep maroon; the 
yellow, rose, and crimson shades being par- 
ticularly fine. These larger forms are most 
desirable for winter flowering in the con- 
servatory 14 oz., 2.00 .25 

6837 Farquhar's Giant White 25 

6840 Farquhar's Giant Yellow 25 

6842 Farquhar's Blue. New 50 

6845 Gold Laced. Flowers of brilliant colors 

with distinct yellow edges . . 3^ oz., 2.00 .10 
6847 Choice Mixed 34 oz -> i-oo .10- 




Primula Obconica Grandiflorum. No. 6815. 



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Primula Chinensis. Farquhar's Columbian Prize. No. 6665, 

PRIMULA CHINENSIS. Chinese Primrose. Our Primulas received the Medal and Diploma at the World's 
Columbian Exposition. Since that time our strains have been steadily improved and are acknowledged to be the 
finest sold in the United States. 

Harvard University Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 
Messrs. R. <S° y. Farquhar <S>° Co. ; 

Gentlemen : For the last ten years I have grozvn Chinese Primroses from your seed. The seeds always 
germinate quickly and produce strong, vigorous, compact plants. The florvers are produced abundantly, and a 
splendid feature about them is that they stand well above the foliage. Your Chiszvick Red and Farquhar' 's Giant 
White are especially good. Farquhar's Improved Blue is the best blue Primrose in cultivation. Your Primula 
Stellata is very fine, especially the white variety, for xvhich I received last year a First Class Certificate of Merit 
from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. 

Yours respectfully, 

ROBERT CAMERON, Superintendent. 



No. 
6665 



6667 
6670 

6675 

6680 
668; 



Farquhar's Columbian Prize Mixed. 
The plants are of sturdy growth, produc- 
ing large, thick flowers, which are beauti- 
fully fringed, and carried on erect stems 
well above the foliage. For size, substance, 
and beautiful colors this strain is unexcelled. 
The smallest seedlings should be carefully 
grown, they often give the best flowers. 

500 seeds, 3.00 

Collection or 6 Splendid Varieties . . 

Farquhar's Special Mixture. Large 
fringed flowers, including nearly all the 
best named sorts 50 

Farquhar's Giant Pink. This is perhaps 
the most beautiful Primula in cultivation. 
The flowers are fringed, very large and of 
most fascinating bright pink color. New, 1.00 

Farquhar's Improved Blue. Flowers 
of large size and deep blue color; the 
finest blue sort 75 

Farquhar's Giant Red. The most intense 
red variety; flowers verv large . . . .1.00 



Pkt. 


No. 




6690 




6695 




6705 


•75 


6710 


2.50 


6715 



6720 



6725 
6730 

6735 
6740 

6 745 



Pkt. 

Farquhar's Giant Salmon. Very large 
flowers; colors soft and pleasing 75 

Farquhar's Giant White. Large flowers 
of great substance and perfect form . . .75 

Farquhar's Comet. Flowers lustrous 
crimson, of large size and finely fringed, 
one of the best sorts 75 

Alba Magnifica. Pure white fringed 
flowers, with well-defined yellow eye . . .50 

Farquhar's Improved Chiswick Red. 
Crimson-scarlet, beautifully fringed flowers 
of massive appearance 50 

Farquhar's Double Mixed. The double 
varieties are very useful for cutting; they 
are also adapted to window decoration 
because of their long lasting quality. The 
flowers are large and of charming colors 

Farquhar's Double Blush 

Farquhar's Double Crimson 75 

Farquhar's Double Carnation-Striped . .75 

Farquhar's Double Pink 75 

Farquhar's Double White ..... .75 



•75 
75 



94 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




Primula Stellata. No. 6783. 

6782 PRIMULA STELLATA. This is unques- 

tionably one of the most graceful and 
beautiful of winter-blooming plants. Al- 
though quite new, it is in great demand, 
and the numerous colors now. obtained 
will increase its usefulness. It is equally 
valuable as a pot plant and for cutting. For 
the latter purpose it is the best of all 
Primulas, and will keep fresh in water for 
many days. Finest mixed . . . Pkt. 1 .00 

6783 Collection of 6 Varieties . . " 2.50 



'■££' ■ 




* **k <M 




No. 



Pkt. 



6S60 
6875 



6880 
6885 

6890 
6895 



PYRETHRUM. Golden Foliaged. Dwarf 
bedding plants with yellow Fern-like leaves 
useful for edging beds and borders. Half- 
hardy perennials; 6 to 9 inches. 
AUREUM. Golden Feather. Golden yellow 
foliage, excellent bedding sort . Oz., .60 

— selaginoides. Foliage golden yellow, 
finely serrated; compact . . . Oz., .80 

PYRETHRUM. Flowering Varieties. 

Hardy perennials, very beautiful for borders 

and most desirable for cutting. The flowers 

are of brilliant colors and very lasting. 

atrosanguineum. Crimson with yellow 

centre; 2 ft 

roseum, Double Hybrids, Finest Mixed. 
Beautiful Aster-like flowers ranging in 
color from white to brilliant rose and crim- 
son; 18 inches; June to Sept. y% oz., 2.50 

— Single Hybrids, Finest Mixed. Daisy- 
like flowers of brilliant colors with yellow 
centres Oz., 1.50 

— ULIGINOSUM. Large, single, white flow- 
ers; hardy perennial; 2 ft. . . ... 



RESEDA. See Mignonette, Nos. 5065 — 5130. 



,10 



,10 



10 



■25 



10 



10 



Pvrethrum Roseum, Single Hybrids. No. 6890. 




6900 

6905 
6910 
6915 



Rhodanthe Manglesi. 
No. 6910. 



RHODANTHE. Half-hardy annuals with 
Everlasting flowers. They are beautiful for 
the open garden, or grown in pots for the 
conservatory. If required for winter use as 
dried flowers, they should be cut before 
they are fully expanded; I ft., July-Oct. 
maculata. Bright pink with crimson circle, 

Oz., .75 

— alba. Pure white, very beautiful, tl .75 
Manglesi. Brilliant rose . . t( .75 

— FLORE PLENO. Beautiful rose-colored 
flowers, a large percentage of them double, 

14 oz., 1.25 



•OS 
•OS 
•05 



,10 



Mr. Foster says the Cyclamen I got from you are the 
best he ever saw. DONALD SIM, 

East Islip, L.I., N. V. 



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No. Pkt. 

RICINUS. Castor Oil Plant. Tender an- 
nuals of rapid and gigantic growth produc- 
ing enormous dark green or bronze-colored 
palmate leaves; excellent foi sub-tropical 
beds or for massive foliage effects on lawns 
or backgrounds. 
6925 Finest Mixed . . . Lb., .75; oz., .10 .05 
6930 Borboniensis Arboreus. Large purplish 

leaves; 15 ft Oz. , .15 .05 

6935 Cambodgensis. The plant is of compact 
growth with stems and leaf stalks like 
shining ebony, foliage varying according 
to age from bronze green to black-purple; 

6 ft Oz., .25 .05 

6950 Gibsoni mirabilis. Dark red stems and 

foliage; 5 ft Oz., .20 .05 

6955 macrocarpus. White stems and light green 

leaves Oz., .20 .05 

6960 sanguineus. Fine tall variety, reddish 

purple leaves; 10 ft., Lb., .60; oz., .10 .05 
6965 Zanzibariensis, Mixed. A distinct race 
from East Africa, producing leaves of 
enormous size varying in color from light 
green to purplish red; 15 ft. . Oz., .15 .05 
6970 — NIGER. Dark purple ... u .20 .05 

ROCKET. See Hesperis, No. 4257. 
6985 ROMNEYA Coulteri. California Tree 
Poppy. Half-hardy perennial with large 
single white flowers, centres yellow; 3 ft. . .10 
6990 ROSA multiflora nana. Dwarf Poly- 
anthus Rose. A dwarf variety of bushy 
growth, flowering the first year from seed. 
The first blossoms are single, but these are 
followed by clusters of double and semi- 
double flowers. Hardy shrub; I ft. . . .25 
RUDBECKIA. Cone Flower. Showy, hardy 
annual and perennial plants of easiest culti- 
vation, suitable for borders or clumps 
among shrubs. July to Oct. 
6995 amplexicaulis. Golden yellow; hardy an- 
nual ; 3 ft Oz., .30 .05 

7000 bicolor. Yellow, with purple centre; hardy 

annual; 2 ft Oz., .30 .05 

7002 — superba. Large flowers, golden yellow, 

with large dark spots; 2J^ ft. . Oz., .60 .05 

7003 semi-plena. Splendid new hardy 

annual, shades of yellow and crimson; ex- 
cellent for cutting 10 

7004 purpurea. Reddish-purple ; hardy peren- 

nial; 3 ft 25 

7005 Newmani. Magnificent golden-yellow flow- 

ers with maroon centre; perennial; 2 ft. . .25 
7010 SABBATIA campestris. Hardy annual, 
with charming rose-colored flowers; 1 ft., 

July to Sept .25 

7022 SAINTPAULIA Ionantha. African Violet. 
A very beautiful dwarf greenhouse peren- 
nial, with many flowers which are violet like 
in form and color, borne on stems 3 inches 
long over the dark green, downy foliage 

which forms a flat rosette below 25 

SALPIGLOSSIS. Exceedingly beautiful half- 
hardy annuals, with large, funnel-shaped 
flowers, beautifully pencilled and veined in 
rich shades of yellow, crimson, and purple. 
They flower freely from July until frost, and 
are invaluable for cutting; 2 ft. 
7025 Grandiflora. Finest Mixed. Large 
flowering and of many beautiful colors, 

Oz., .75 .05 

7030 —-Collection of 6 Varieties 40 

7031 — Maroon, Golden Veined . Oz., 1.50 .10 

7032 — Rose. Golden Veined . . " 1.50 .10 
7034 — Sulphur Yellow . . . . " 1.50 .10 



No. pkt.. 

SALVIA. Flowering Sage. Splendid hardy 
or greenhouse perennials, with spikes of 
showy flowers freely produced from July 
until frost. 

argentea. White silvery foliage, lying flat 
on the ground; flowers yellow; hardy 
perennial; 2 ft Oz., .25 .o<; 

horminum yiolacea. Clary. Flowers 
beautiful violet blue; 18 inches, Oz., .25 .0^ 

patens. Flowers intense bright blue, of 
large size and velvety texture; 2 ft., 

y% oz., 1.25 .25 

SPLENDENS. One of our most useful and 
gorgeous bedding plants, with long spikes 
of brilliant scarlet flowers, blooming un- 
interruptedly from July until frost; 3 ft., 

Oz., 2.00 .10 

7070 — compacta. Forms a compact dense 
bush covered with large brilliant scarlet 
flowers; blooms very early; 2 ft., 

Oz., 2.50 .1=; 

— Bonfire. A splendid dwarf variety with 
large erect spikes of rich scarlet flowers; 



7035 

7040 
7050 

7065 



7075 



height 2 ft. 



Oz.. 



3.00 .25 




Salpiglossis Grandiflora. No. 7025. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 




Scabiosa Grandiflora. No. 7110. 



No. 



Pkt. 



7080 SANTOLINA maritima. A useful bedding 
plant with fine silvery white foliage, suit- 
able for edgings; flowers yellow; half- 
hardy perennial; 1 ft 05 

7085 SANVITALIA procumbens flore pleno. 
Pretty dwarf annual with bright yellow 
double flowers. It blooms from July until 
frost and succeeds best in rich light soil; 6 
inches 05 

7095 SAPONARI A calabrica. A charming hardy 
annual of dwarf growth thickly covered with 
bright pink star-shaped flowers; excellent 
for edgings and small beds. It flowers early 
and is one of the best annuals for gardens in 
the mountains; July to Sept., I ft. Oz., .30 .05 

7100 OCYMOIDES SPLENDENS. Trailing hardy per- 
ennial with small deep red flowers; May to 
Aug Oz., .30 .05 



No. Pkt. 

SCABIOSA. Mourning Bride or Szveet 
Scabious, Magnificent hardy annuals 
of easy cultivation, blooming freely 
through the summer and autumn. 
They are very decorative for beds 
or borders in the garden and are par- 
ticularly valuable for cutting. They 
comprise a wide range of rich and 
beautiful colors; 2 ft. 

7105 grandiflora, Finest Mixed 
Double. Large and very showy 

No. flowers Oz., .50 .05 

71 10 — Collection of 6 Varieties .... .30 

7120 — Cherry Red Oz., .50 .05 

7122 — Fiery Scarlet "• .75 .05 

7125 — Giant King of the Blacks. Velvety 

black purple, very large . . . Oz., .50 .05 

7127 — Light Yellow ..... t£ .50 .05 

7128 — Lilac " .50 .05 

7132 — Pompadour. Petals black purple margined 
with white, very beautiful . Oz., 1.00 .10 

7133 — White Pearl. Fine double white, 

Oz., .50 .05 

7135 Dwarf Double, Finest Mixed. Beautiful 

colors in great variety; 1 foot . Oz., .50 .05 

7137 — Azure Gem. Beautiful light blue k ' .50 .05 

7138 — Crimson. Rich shade ..." .50 .05 

7140 — Golden Yellow " .50 .05 

7145 — Snowball. Pure while . . " .50 .05 

SCABIOSA or Scabious Perennial Va- 
rieties. 
7150 CAUCASICA. Magnificent hardy perennial 
with beautiful, large, light blue flowers; 2 

ft 14 oz., 1. 00 .15 

7155 — alba. White ..... .^oz., 1.50 .25 

7170 SCHIZOPETALON Walkeri. Elegant 
hardy annual with numerous white almond- 
scented fringed flowers. It should be sown 
where intended to bloom; 9 inches, June 
to Sept 10 

7180 SEDUM cceruleum. Blue Annual Stone crop. 
A useful plant for rockwork, edgings, stone 
walls or dry situations; 3 inches. */& oz., .75 .10 

SENSITIVE PLANT. See Mimosa, No. 5 140. 



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97 




Ne. 

7160 
7165 
7167 
7168 



Pkt. 



Schizanthus. No. 7160. 

SCHIZANTHUS. Butterfly Flower. Ele- 
gant free-flowering hardy annuals for the 
garden in summer or for the greenhouse 
during winter; ii/ 2 ft., July to Oct. 
Finest Mixed. Shades of rose, scarlet, 

purple, and white Oz., .25 

grandiflorus oculatus. Lilac with large 
violet blotch on each petal . . Oz., .30 
RETUSUS ALBUS. White with yellow spots; 
beautiful for winter forcing . . Oz., .50 
WlSETONENSIS. Colors ranging from white 
with yellow centre to pink with brown 
centre, useful for winter cultivation 
SILEXE. Catchfly. Free-blooming hardy 
plants of easiest cultivation, useful for beds 
and borders. 
Armeria Mixed. Hardy annual, colors 
white, pink, and red; 1 ft., July to Sept. . 
PENDULA Dwarf Rose. Very bright, excel- 
lent for spring bedding; 6 in., May to 

Aug Oz., .30 

— Dwarf White " .25 

ViRGINiCA. Free-flowering hardy perennial, 
intense crimson; 1 ft., June to Aug. 
SI LP II I UM ferfoliatum. Compass Plant. 
Stately, hardy perennial with handsome yel- 
low flowers in corymbose heads; useful for 
backgrounds of herbaceous borders or plant- 
ing among shrubs; 6 ft 

7265 SMI LAX. Myrsiphyllum asparagoides. A 
popular greenhouse climber with small dark- 
green foliage of great value for floral decora- 
tions. Flowers white, fragrant; tender 

perennial; 10 ft Oz., .50 .10 

SXAPDRAGOX. See Antirrhinum, No. 462. 

7275 SOLANUM. CAPSICASTRUM nanum. Jeru- 

salem Cherry. A very ornamental plant 
for winter decoration in the greenhouse or 
window. It is of compact branching habit 
with small dark green leaves and numerous 
bright scarlet berries. Seeds sown in Febru- 
ary or March produce fine plants for autumn 
fruiting: tender perennial; 1 ft. . . . . .10 

7276 robustum. A noble plant for sub-tropical 

beds, with massive spiny bronze-colored 
leaves; tender perennial; 6 ft 10 



7220 
7230 



7235 
7260 

7262 



•05 
•05 
•05 

•25 
•05 



•05 
.10 



15 



No. Pkt. 

7285 SOLIDAGO LATIFOLIA. Golden Rod. Hardy 
perennial with dense heads of deep golden 
yellow flowers; 2 ft., Aug. to Oct. . . . .10 

7300 STATICE. Perennial Sorts Mixed. Sea 
Lavender. Handsome plants with large 
flower heads, which are everlasting and use- 
ful when dried for winter bouquets; 1 to 
2 ft., July to Oct 10 

731 5 STELLARIA oraminea aurea. Dwarf, 
hardy perennial with fine golden yellow foli- 
age ; very useful for edgings and carpet 
bedding; 3 inches 10 

STEVIA. Elegant greenhouse perennials 
producing very graceful sprays of tiny flow- 
ers exceedingly valuable for cutting. They 
bloom the first year from seeds -and are valu- 
able for summer and winter cultivation; 2 ft. 
7325 Eupatoria. White . . . . 14 oz., .30 .10 
7330 Lindleyana. Blush white; fragrant, 

14 oz. , .30 .10 
7335 purpurea. Purple . . . . " .30 .10 
7340 serrata. Pure white; fragrant l< .40 .10 

STOCK. Gilliflozver. The charming colors, 
delightful fragrance, and free-blooming 
character of the stocks have made hem 
favorite plants for both summer and winter 
cultivation. They are very effective for beds 
and borders, and their handsome flower 
spikes are invaluable for bouquets and floral 
decorations. 

Our Seeds are grown and saved in the most careful 
and skilful manner by celebrated European growers 
from the finest strains in existe7i.ee. 




Large Flowering Ten-Week Stock. No. 7345- 



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No. 



Pkt. 



STOCK — Continued. 

LARGE-FLOWERING DOUBLE TEN- 
WEEK VARIETIES. Highest Grade 
Pot-Grown Seed. The best variety for 
early summer blooming, producing massive 
pyramidal flower-spikes of brilliant colors 
and delightful fragrance; I ft. 
7345 Collection of 12 Varieties . . . . . .75 

Collection of 6 Varieties 40 



735° 

7355 Finest Mixed . 



Oz., 4.00 .10 




No. 

7365 

737° 

7375 
738o 

7385 
7390 

7395 
7400 

7402 

7403 
7404 
7406 



7407 
7408 
7409 
7410 
741 1 
7412 

7415 



7425 



743o 



7435 

7455 



7400 
-74S0 



7485 



Farquhar's White Column Stock. No. 7430. 



7490 

7495 
7497 



Pkt. 
STOCK — Continued. 

Brilliant Rose Oz., 4.00 .10 

Canary Yellow " 4.00 . 10 

Carmine . . . '. " 4.00 .10 

Crimson " 4.00 .10 

Dark Blood Red " 4.00 .10 

Dark Violet-Blue .... " 4.00 .10 

Dark Purple " 4.00 .10 

Light Blue " 4.00 .10 

Pink " 4.00 .10 

Scarlet " 4.00 .10 

Snow White " 4.00 .10 

Fine Mixed " 2.50 .05 

FARQUHAR'S COLOSSAL TEN-WEEK. 
This variety is especially valuable for bed- 
ding on account of its branching habit and 
continuance of bloom throughout the sea- 
son. The enormous flower spikes, with 
numerous Carnation-like flowers, are not 
surpassed by any stock for cutting purposes; 
1V2 to 2 ft.' 

Collection of 12 Varieties 1.50 

Collection of 6 Varieties 90 

Finest Mixed . . . Oz., 6.00; }.£ oz., 1.00 .15 

White " 6.00; " 1.00 .15 

Pink " 6.00; " 1.00 .15 

Light Blue ..." 6.00; " 1.00 .15 
Boston Florists' Double White. A favor- 
ite variety, producing a high percentage of 
large double 'white flowers, excellent for 
summer and winter cultivation . Oz., 5.00 .15 
Farquhar's Improved Cut-and-Come- 
Again. Double White. A splendid 
early-flowering perpetual Stock. It is of 
tall branching habit, and when the first 
blooms have been cut, side branches start 
out bearing large flower trusses. The 
flowers are of large size, snowy whiteness, 
and thick massive form, with a high per- 
centage double . Oz., 6.00; ^ oz., 1.00 .25 
Farquhar's White Column. This is an 
early flowering sort, bearing one enormous 
spike of large double white flowers; 2 ft. 

1^ oz., 2.00 .25 
Farquhar's Crimson Column, }.£ oz., 2.00 .25 
Victoria, Finest Mixed. An early branch- 
ing variety, producing large fragrant flow- 
ers, very useful for cutting; 15 inches. 

Oz., 4.00 .10 
Dark Blood Red. Rich shade . " 4.00 .10 

Brompton. Finest Double Mixed. Iialf- 
hardy perennial variety of pyramidal 
branching habit and producing handsome 
spikes of showy fragrant flowers 25 

East Lothian. Finest Double Mixed. 
If sown in March these bloom in autumn, 
or if sown in June or July will make band- 
some pot plants for conservatory decoration 
in winter. The plants are of dwarf, com- 
pact habit, producing large, erect, Hya- 
cinth-like flower trusses 25 

Crimson 25 

White 25 

STREPTOCARPUS hybridus. Finest 
Mixed. Ntw Hybrid Cape Primroses. 
Charming greenhouse perennials, of dwarf, 
neat habit, with clusters of Achimenes-like 
flowers borne on erect, slender stems. The 
colors embrace white, rose, red, purple, and 
violet, many of the flowers being beautifully 
blotched and striped; 9 inches 5° 

SUNFLOWER. See Helianthus, No. 4140. 



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99 




See pages 100 and 
101 for complete list 



of Sweet Peas. 



Farquhar's Columbian Hybrid Sweet Peas. No. 7500. 



SWEET PEAS. 

The extraordinary improvement resulting 
from the work of hybridizers on Sweet Peas 
during the past few years has been unprece- 
dented. Colors quite new to the Sweet Pea 
have been obtained, while the flowers have 
been improved in size and form and increased 
in number. 



7500 FARQUHAR'S COLUMBIAN HYBRIDS. FINEST HIXED. This mixture contains over 
fifty of the newest and best Iarge=fIowering varieties and none of the inferior sorts. The 
balance of color is carefully studied and the proportion of each variety weighed out before 
being mixed. Most of them have long sterns each carrying three or four flowers of the finest 
substance. The more they are picked the more the flowers come, and the better for the vines. 
Pound, post-paid, $1.00; Vi lb., .30; ounce pkt., .10. 



100 



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SWEET PEAS 



Continued. 



No. Pkt. 

7502 FARQUHAR'S " BOUQUET GEMS." Col- 
lection of 10 splendid colors. We have 
selected the finest sorts in existence for this 
collection; all large flowered, fragrant, and 
with long stems. The packets are of good 
size Per collection .40 

7505 FARQUHAR'S INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 
MIXTURE. This mixture includes all the 
leading colors as well as new sorts of estab- 
lished merit. It is mixed from named sorts 
and -contains most beautiful and diversified 
colors . . Lb., .75; ^4 lb., .25; oz., .10 .05 

7510 CHOICE MIXED. All colors in great vari- 
ety . . . Lb., .50; y± lb., .20; oz. .10 .05 

Landscape Hill, New York Mills, N. Y., 

Messrs. P. &> J. Farquhar & Co. : 

Gentlemen : Allow 7tie to state that the floiver seeds we 
had from yon last year gave great results and great sat- 
isfaction too. 

The family never saw such Sweet Peas, seven feet high, 
four and five blooms to a stem, and stems over 12 inches. 
I had over jo varieties. 

Petunias, Zinnias, Antirrhinum, Primroses, and now 
the Cinerarias, all K superb. Please send the above order 
at your earliest convenience, and oblige, 
Yours respectfully, 

JAMES HEPBURN, 
Gardener, Mrs. Samuel Campbell. 

The rapid increase in the number of closely allied or 
assumed varieties of Sweet Peas during the past few 
years has caused much confusion and annoyance. We 
have consequently discarded the inferior sorts and syn- 
onyms, retaining the finest in each class. These we have 
classified as nearly as possible, according to their colors, 
to facilitate and simplify selection. 

THE FOLLOWING SWEET PEAS, except where 
otherwise priced, PER LB.. .75 ; ^.LB., .25 ; OZ., 
.10; PKT., .05. 
No. Pkt. 

WHITE VARIETIES. 
7520 Blanche Burpee. Eckford? s Large White. 
7522 Emily Henderson. Pure white, bold 

flower. 
7525 Mrs. Sankey. Opens pale blush turning to 

pare white, strong growing sort. 
7530 Mont Blanc. The earliest white sort; 

large, pure white flower. Lb., 1.25; oz., .15 .10 
7535 Sadie Burpee. Very large, pure white. 

PRIMROSE SHADES. 
7540 Mrs. Eckford. The best shade of prim- 
rose. 
7545 Primrose. Pale primrose. 

BLUSH VARIETIES. 
7550 Blushing Beauty. Light-delicate pink. 
7555 Countess of Aberdeen. Light blush pink. 
7560 Duchess of Sutherland. Very light 

blush, nearly white. 
7565 Hon. F. Bouverie. Beautiful self coral 

pink. 
7570 Modesty. Soft blush. The lightest pink 

sort. 

PINK AND ROSE SHADES. 
7575 Apple-Blossom. Standards bright rose, 

wings rosy pink. 
7580 Katherine Tracy. Most beautiful shade 

of soft but brilliant pink; large flowers. 
7585 Lovely. Large deep rose flowers shading 

to pink at the edges. 



I No. Pkt. 

PINK AND ROSE SHADES — Continued. 
7595 Prima Donna. A most beautiful shade of 

soft bright pink; frequently four flowers 

on a stem. One of the best Sweet Peas. 
7597 Royal Robe. Beautiful deep pink. 
7600 Royal Rose. Brilliant rosy pink; very 

large blossoms. 
7605 Venus. Wings salmon-buff, standards rosy 

pink. 

ORANGE AND PINK SHADES. 

7610 Gorgeous. Orange-pink, free blooming. 
7620 Lady Mary Curry. Brilliant orange pink, 

large and beautiful flower. 
7625 Oriental. Bright pink suffused with orange 

and primrose. 

DEEP ROSE AND ROSY CARMINE SHADES. 

7635 Her Majesty. Bright rose, large and 

brilliant. 
7637 Mrs. Dugdale. Crimson rose. 
7640 Prince of Wales. Bright rose, very large 

and beautiful. 

SCARLET AND CRIMSON SHADES. 
7655 Mars. Brilliant crimson-scarlet, large 

flower. 
7660 Prince Edward of York. Large open 

flowers of brilliant cherry-red color. 
7665 Salopian. Pure cardinal; flowers large 

and of fine form. 

CLARET AND MAGENTA SHADES. 

7675 Captivation. Purplish magenta ; distinct 

shade. 
7680 Duke of Clarence. Rich rosy claret. 

MAROON VARIETIES. 
7685 Black Knight. Very deep maroon; lus- 
trous and handsome; large flower. 
7690 Othello. Dark chocolate. 
7695 Stanley. Boreatton Lmproved. Beautiful 
deep maroon. 

BLUE AND PURPLE SHADES. 
7700 Captain of the Blues. Purplish-blue 

standard and blue wings ; splendid. 
7705 Countess of Cadogan. Sky blue. 
7710 Duke of Sutherland. Purple-maroon 

standard; wings 'ndigoblue; fine dark sort. 
7715 Duke of Westminster. Violet-crimson. 
7730 Navy Blue. Bluish-purple standard; wings 

navy blue; the best dark blue variety. 
7735 Shahzada. Dark maroon and violet. 

MAUVE AND LAVENDER SHADES. 
7740 Countess of Radnor, Improved. New 

Countess. Pure light lavender, self-color. 

The best lavender sort. 
7742 Dorothy Tennant. Deep rosy mauve. 
7745 Emily Eckford. Heliotrope. 
7750 Lady Grisel Hamilton. Clear lavender. 
7755 Lady Nina Balfour. Delicate mauve. 
7760 Lady Skelmersdale. Rosy lilac. 

PINK OR RED VARIETIES WITH 
WHITE OR BLUSH WINGS. 

7765 Earliest of All. Standard pink, wings 

white. 
7770 Extra Early Blanche F«erry. Pink and 

white. 
7775 Coquette. Deep primrose suffused with 

purplish rose; very fascinating flower. 
7790 Queen Victoria. Standard pale pink; 

wings light primrose yellow. 
7800 Stella Morse. Standards pale pink; 

wings primrose -yellow. One of the finest 

varieties. 



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No. Pkt. 

SWEET PEAS — Continued. 

WHITE WITH BLUE EDGE., 
7805 Butterfly, Improved. Maid of Honor. 
White with light blue edge. 
STRIPED RED AND WHITE. 
7810 America. Bright cardinal and white 
striped. 
STRIPED SALMON OR PINK AND 
WHITE. 
7820 Aurora. Salmon and white striped; large 

flower; one of the best striped sorts. 
7835 Ramona. White striped with soft pink; 
large, well-formed blossoms. 
STRIPED LAVENDER AND WHITE. 
7842 Wawona. Heliotrope and white striped. 

STRIPED PURPLE AND WHITE. 
7845 Grey Friar. White marble with light 
purple. 
DWARF OR CUPID SWEET PEAS. 
These grow only about six inches in height, 
producing numerous flowers on rather short 
stems. They are interesting for pot culture 
or borders, but may be regarded as curiosi- 
ties rather than acquisitions. 
7860 Blush. 
7865 Rosy Pink. 
7870 Pure White. 



SWEET CLOVER. In colonial times the 

Sweet Clovers were cultivated for their 

fragrant flowers, which, when dried, were 

used to perfume clothes. 

7880 White. Melilotis gracilis. Hardy biennial, 

blooming the first season with white, 

sweet-scented flowers; 3 ft. . Oz., .30 

7885 Blue. Melilotis ccerulea. Hardy annual; 

very fragrant; 2 ft Oz. , .30 

7890 Yellow. Trifolium suaveolens. " .30 
SWEET SULTAN. See Centaurea, Nos. 
2625, 2630. 



.05 

•05 
.05 




Single Sweet William. No. 7905. 

SWEET WILLIAM. Dianthus Barbatus. Showy 
hardy biennials of easiest culture; admirable for clumps 



among shrubs or borders; June to Sept. 



iy 2 ft. 



No. 
7905 

7915 
7920 

7925 
7926 

793° 



7945 

795o 

7955 
7960 



7970 
7975 

7980 
7985 

7990 



7997 
8002 



8005 

8015 
8025 



8100 
8102 



Pkt. 

SWEET WILLIAM — Continued. 
Single, Finest Mixed. Splendid colors. 

Oz., .30 .05 
Auricula-Eyed, Mixed Colors, " .75 .10 
Dark Crimson. Rich dark shade '•• .50 .05 
Pure White. Excellent for cut flowers, 

Oz., .50 .05 
Double Finest Mixed. ..." .75 .10 

TAGETES. See Marigold, Nos. 4920-4987. 
THERMOPSIS Caroliniana. A tall grow- 
ing hardy perennial with Clover-like leaves 
and magnificent spikes of golden yellow pea- 
shaped flowers; 5 ft., July to Sept 25 

THUNBERGIA. Charming climbing annuals 

of rapid growth, excellent for window 

boxes, hanging baskets and vases; 5 ft., 

July to Oct. 

Finest Mixed. Flowers white, yellow, and 

orange with black eyes . . . Oz., 1.00 .10 
alata. Yellow with black eye . " 1.25 .10 

— alba. White with black eye . " 1.25 .10 
aurantiaca. Orange with black eye," 1.25 .10 

TORENIA. A most beautiful genus of free- 
flowering tender annuals. If started in heat 
in February or March they commence to 
bloom in June and continue until frost. 
They are now extensively used for summer 
bedding as well as for conservatory decora- 
tion in pots; height 10 inches. 
Bailloni. Flowers golden yellow with 

purple throat 25 

Fournieri. Flowers sky blue, with three 
large dark blue spots and a bright yellow 
throat Vg oz., .60 .10 

— GRANDIFLORA. A very large flowering 
form of the preceding . . . Y 8 oz., 1.00 .25 

■ compacta. A dwarf form of T. 

Fournieri with large flowers; excellent for 
bedding y s oz., 1.25 .25 

— White Wings. Blush white with yellow 
throats, very beautiful 25 

TRITOMA OR KNIPHOFIA. Flame or 
Fire Lily. Magnificent hardy perennial 
bearing large spikes of brilliant flowers three 
to four feet in height. Unsurpassed for lawn 
or shrubbery groups. They should be 
mulched during winter; July to Nov. 
uvaria grandiflora. Scarlet and orange 

yellow; 4 ft Oz., 1.25 .15 

TROLLIUS. Japonicus flore pleno. 
Giant Double Buttercup or Globe Floiver. 
One of our most handsome hardy perennials 
flowering in the early summer, with delicate 
foliage and handsome globular, golden yel- 
low flowers; 18 inches . . . y$ oz., 1.25 .25 
TROP^EOLUM Canariense. Canary 

Creeper. Elegant half-hardy annual climber 
with delicately cut leaves and lovely bright 
yellow fringed flowers; 10 ft., July to Sept. 

Oz., .50 .05 
TUNICA. Saxifraga. Hardy perennial of 
dwarf spreading growth, studded with light 
pink flowers from July to October; 6 inches, .10 
VALERIANA. Finest Mixed. Showy 
hardy perennials with flowers having the 
fragrance of Mignonette; June to Sept., 

3 f t Oz., .30 .05 

VERONICA. Speedwell. Showy, hardy per- 
ennials of easy culture and thriving in any 
good soil. 
Gentianoides. Violet ; very beautiful; 

June to Aug., 2 ft IO 

longifolia. Showy spikes of rich blue, 
lasting from July to September; 3 ft- . . .10 



102 



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No. 



Pkt, 



Verbena. Farquhar's Mammoth Hybrids. No. 8045. 



No. 



Pkt. 



VERBENA. The Verbena is one of the most 

decorative and easily grown bedding plants. 

If started in heat in March the seedlings 

begin to bloom in June and continue until 

frost. Plants raised from seeds are stronger 

and flower more freely than those grown 

from cuttings. Half-hardy perennial; I ft. 

8045 Farquhar's Mammoth Hybrids. A strain 

of very vigorous growth producing trusses 

ofl large flowers of brilliant and varied 

colors Oz., 2.00 

8050 Auricula-Flowered, Finest Mixed. 

Large flowers with distinct white eye in the 

centre of each floret ... Oz., 1.50 

8055 Fine Mixed. Choice colors in great variety, 

Oz., 1. 00 
8070 Large-flowered Blue ..." 2.00 

8075 — Pink " 2.00 

8080 — Scarlet Defiance. The finest scarlet 

sort, intense color .... Oz., 2.00 

8082 — White. Candidissima. Pure white, 

splendid variety Oz., 2.00 

8085 — Striped. Many colors . . " 2.00 

8095 VERBENA Montana. Drummondi, Dwarf 
hardy perennial with lovely rose colored 
flowers, blooms the first season if sown 
early; July to Sept., I ft 

VINCA. Madagascar Periwinkle . Beautiful 
perennial bedding plants, flowering freely 
the first season from seed if sown in Feb- 
ruary or March in heat. They have dark 
green Laurel-like foliage and handsome pink 
and white single flowers. They are most 
effective for beds and borders, and bloom 
from early summer until frost. The seed 
is of slow germination. Height, 1 ft. 

Finest Mixed Oz.,1.00 

Bright Rose . . . . . . . "• 1.00 



10 



.10 

•05 
.10 
.10 

.10 

.10 
.10 



10 



8150 
8160 
8165 

8170 
8i75 

8180 



8215 

8217 

8220 
8221 

8222 
8223 



VIOLA CORNUTA. See Pansies, Tufted, 
No. 6090. 

VIOLET. Viola Odorata. The single- 
flowered varieties only can be raised from 
seeds; these, however, are very fragrant and 
quite hardy; April to June. 

Finest Mixed 34 oz; > -5° 

semferflorens. Deep blue . Oz., 1.00 
The Czar. Very large ; dark blue, 

% oz., 1. 00 
White Czar. White ; large flower, 

^ oz., 1. 00 

VIRGINIAN STOCK. Early, free-flowering 
hardy annual; May to June; 6 in.; mixed 
red and white Oz., .25 

VISCARIA, Finest Mixed. Rock Lychnis. 
Showy and free-blooming hardy annuals, 
allied to the Lychnis, suitable for small beds 
and borders; July to Sept., 1 ft., Oz., .25 

WALLFLOWER. Half-hardy perennials of 
delicious fragrance. If sown in heat in 
March or April good plants will be obtained 
for flowering during the following winter in 
a cool greenhouse, or they may be kept in 
cold frames and bloomed in the spring and 
early summer. The early Parisian variety 
may be treated as an annual; if sown in heat 
in February or March, the plants will bloom 
freely during the summer and autumn. 
Early Parisian, or Annual. Light brown. 

Oz.. .60 

Single, Finest Mixed. Colors yellow to 

maroon Oz., .40 

— Blood-Red. Very rich color " .50 

— Primrose-Yellow. A lovely shade, 

Oz., .50 
Double, Collection of 8 Varieties . . 
Double Branching, Finest Mixed, 

Vi oz., 1. 00 



8110 
8115 
8120 
812s 



Pure White " 1.00 

White with Rose Eye . . " 1.00 



10 
10 
10 
10 




• l S 
10 

10 

.10 



.ck 



.oc 



.10 

.05 

.10 

.TO 

.8c 

.25 



Annua! Wallflower. No. 8215. 



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No. 

WAHLENBERGIA, or Platycodon, Jap- 
anese Balloon Flower. Magnificent hardy 
perennials of erect bushy growth and bearing 
a profusion of large, bell -shaped flowers, 
varying in color from pure white to deep 
violet; June to Oct., 3 ft. 
8195 GRANDIFLORA. Deep blue, balloon-like 

flowers Oz., .75 

8200 — alba. White u .75 

8210 — ccerula plena. Double blue, M oz., .75 
8212 — ALBA t-lena. Double white "• .50 

8225 WHITLAVIA grandiflora. Showy hardy 
annual with dark blue bell-shaped flowers; 
very floriferous and excellent for small beds 
or ribbon borders; June to Oct., 1 ft., 

Oz., .30 
8230 — alba. White; very beautiful in combina- 
tion with the preceding . . . Oz., .30 

WIGANDIA. Stately and decorative half- 
hardy perennials with large, beautifully- 
veined leaves frequently three feet long by 
one and a half in width; excellent for sub- 
tropical beds and lawn groups. Seeds sown 
in heat in February or March produce fine 
plants for planting out in May or June, 6 ft. 

8235 Caracasana. Lilac 

8240 imperialis. Very ornamental . . . , . 

8245 XERANTHEMUM, Finest Double Mixed, 
Profuse blooming hardy annuals with Ever- 
lasting flowers; useful for winter bouquets; 
colors pure white and deep purple; July to 
Sept., 1Y2 ft Oz., .75 

8250 YUCCA FILAMENTOSA. Adam's Needle. 
Splendid, hardy plants for shrubbery or 
lawn groups; thriving in any soil; with 
magnificent spikes of creamy white flowers; 
leaves with thread-like filaments on their 
edges; hardy perennial; 4 ft., July to Aug. 



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8260 ZAUSCHNERIA California. Humming 
Bird Trumpet. A very attractive hardy per- 
ennial with bright vermilion, Fuchsia-like 



drooping flowers; 1^2 ft. 
8265 ZEA Japonica variegata. Striped Japanese 
Maize. Beautifully striped green and white 

foliage; annual; 5 ft Oz. .10 

8270 gracillima variegata. Miniature Maize. 
■ -■ Long slender foliage beautifully striped; 

4 ft . Oz., .10 

8272 quadricolor. Leaves bright green, white, 
sulphur-yellow, and rose striped, Oz., .20 

ZINNIA. Most desirable and decorative an- 
nuals for beds and mixed borders. The 
dwarf varieties from their compact and dense 
growth are particularly useful for beds, 
while the tall sorts are well adapted for in- 
side rows in ribbon borders. Hardy annu- 
als of easy culture, blooming from July 
until frost. 
8275 Farquhar's Exhibition Prize, Mixed. 
Saved from the finest double flowers and 
comprising the most brilliant and beautiful 
colors. Height, 2 ft. ... Oz., .50 
8280 Large Double, Collection of 10 Colors 

8285 — Collection of 6 Colors 

8290 — Bright Rose. Beautiful soft shade, 

Oz., .60 

— Carmine. Brilliant color . . " .60 

— Dark Crimson " .60 

— Dark Purple " .60 

— Flesh Pink " .60 



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8295 
8300 
8305 

8315 
8320 



Zinnia, Farquhar's Exhibition Prize. No 8275. 



75 
■75 



- Golden-Yellow. Rich and beautiful, 

Oz., .60 

8325 — Lemon-Yellow ....„" .60 

8330 — Lilac " .60 

8335 — Scarlet. Intense shade . . " .60 
8340 — Striped or Zebra. Many colors, 

Oz., .75 

8345 — White " .60 

8350 Dwarf, Farquhar's Prize Double, 

Finest Mixed. Flowers of large size and 
splendid colors; very numerous. Height, 
15 inches Oz., .75 

8351 — Large -Flowered, Double Collec- 

lection of 6 Colors 

8355 — Bright Rose . . . . . Oz., 

8360 — • Crimson ',* 

8365 — Dazzling Scarlet. Very brilliant, 

Oz., .75 

8370 — Flesh Pink " .75 

8380 — Orange. Rich golden yellow . " .75 

8385 — Purple " .75 

8390 — Violet " .75 

8395 —White » .75 

8400 — Yellow " .75 

8405 Giant or Robusta, Finest Mixed. The 
largest of all Zinnias; flowers double; 
many brilliant colors; 3 ft. . Oz.,1.25 
8415 Curled and Crested. A strain, having 
large double flowers, the petals of which 
are curiously twisted and curled; many 

colors mixed Oz., .75 

8420 Haageana fi.ore pleno. Mexican Z,in- 

nia. A dwarf variety with small, double, 

orange-colored flowers . . Oz., 1.00 

8425 Liliput, Double Mixed. Interesting Utile 

plants with small globular flowers; 9 in., 

Oz., 1.25 
8430 Tom Thumb, Finest Mixed. A charming 
variety with small, well-formed, double 
flowers of brilliant colors; 9 inches, 

Oz., 1.25 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



ORNAMENTAL GRASSES. 




Pennisetum Ruppelianum. No. 8533. 

The perennial varieties, many of which have beauti- 
fully variegated foliage, are valuable for borders and 
clumps on lawns or among shrubs. The annual sorts 
are chiefly grown for their elegant flower panicles which 
are useful in bouquet work and for dried flowers. They 
should be cut before being fully expanded. 
No. Pkt. 

8440 Collection of 25 Varieties 75 

8445 Collection of 12 Varieties . . . . .50 

8450 Finest Mixed. Many sorts 05 

8455 Agrostis nebulosa. One of the most ele- 
gant annual sorts; I ft , .05 

8460 Andropogon argenteus. Hardy peren- 
nial with silvery plumes, very ornamental 

in groups; 3 ft 05 

8465 Animated Oats. Avena sterilis. The 
long sensitive awns readily expand and 
contract, causing the seed to move about; 

annual, 18 inches 05 

8470 Anthoxanthum gracile. For edgings; an- 
nual 05 



Xo. 

8475 Arundo donax variegata. Stately peren- 
nial with drooping green and white striped 
leaves; excellent for lawn clumps; 9 ft. 

8480 Briza gracilis. Small Quakijig Grass. 
Beautiful for bouquets; ann'l, I ft. Oz., .40 

8485 — maxima. Large Quaking Crass. Ele- 
gant panicles, excellent for bouquets and 
dried flowers; annual, 1 ft. . Oz., .40 

8490 Bromus Briz.ctormis. Large drooping 
panicles, useful for bouquets; annual, 2 ft. 

8500 Coix Lachryma. Job's Tears. A strong 
broad leaved grass with large shining 
pearly seeds; annual, 3 ft. . . Oz., .25 

8505 Erianthus Ravennve. A hardy perennial 
Grass resembling the Pampas, with beauti- 
ful foliage and fine silvery plumes; excel- 
lent for lawn specimens. Blooms the first 
year from seed if sown early; 8 ft. . 

8510 Eragrostis elegans. Love Grass. Elegant 
for bouquets and for use with Everlasting 
flowers; annual, I ft 

8515 Eulalia Japonica foliis vittatis. This 
is one of our finest hardy perennial Grasses, 
with long graceful leaves, dark green and 
white striped. It is one of the most beau- 
tiful for forming clumps; 4 ft 

8517 — zebrina. Zebra Grass. The dark green 
leaves are barred or crossed at intervals 
with broad markings of yellowish white. 
Few variegated plants equal this in beauty, 

8520 Gynerilm argenteum. Pampas Grass. 
Half-hardy perennial with magnificent sil- 
very plumes; 10 ft 

8525 HORDEUM JUBATUM. Squirrel-Tail Grass. 
Bushy panicles, excellent for bouquets, 
annual; 3 ft 

8530 Lagurus OYATUS. Lfare's Tail Grass. 
Hardy annual with silvery-gray tufts; use- 
ful for dried flower work; 1 ft. . Oz., .30 

8532 Pennisetum longistylum. An annual 

grass with gracefully drooping heads; 2 ft. 

8533 — Ruppelianum. The foliage is long and 

slender, gracefully recurved and glossy 
deep green in color. If sown in March in 
heat, the plants should bloom by the 
middle of July, and the silvery plumes 
tinted with violet-purple waving in the 
sunlight are exquisitely beautiful; hardy 

perennial; 3 ft 

8535 Stipa pennata. Feather Grass. Hardy 
perennial with silvery white, feathery 

plumes: 2 ft 

Zea japonica. See No. 8265. 



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REPAIRING LAWN MOWERS. 

Parties sending mowers to us for repairs will please PUT THEIR NAME ON THE 
TAG, and when shipping same NOTIFY US OF THE SHIPPING, giving full shipping 
directions. 

Please give us full particulars as to repairing and sharpening same, as all mowers 
that we repair are taken apart and cleaned, each part separately. Price for sharpening 
is $1 .SO each for hand mowers, and if repairs are needed they will be charged extra. 

In all cases the FREIGHT OR EXPRESS MUST BE PREPAID or it will be charged 
up against the goods repaired. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 105 



FARQUHAR'S SHORE AND MOUNTAIN COLLECTION 

OF FLOWER SEEDS. 



A FINE ASSORTMENT AND QUANTITIES SUFFICIENT FOR A LARGE 

GARDEN FREE BY MAIL FOR $1.00. 

Among the thousands of visitors to the seashore and mountain resorts of New England, many come to us inquir- 
ing what flower seeds are most suitable for producing a satisfactory and continuous display of flowers in their summer 
gardens. Our purpose in offering this collection is to save such purchasers the disappointment of selecting and cul- 
tivating varieties quite unsuited to their purpose. It has been our aim to make the assortment large and varied, with 
ample quantity of the more important flowers. We have also borne in mind the fact that flowers suitable for cutting 
are preferred, and nearly all are available for bouquets or vase decoration. 

The collection includes % lb. Farquhar's Columbian Prize Sweet Peas, i oz. Farquhar's Kent Strain 
Tall Nasturtiums, >£ oz. Large Fragrant Mignonette, and a liberal packet of each of the following, namely: 
Sweet Alyssum, Early-Flowering Asters, Clarkia, Dwarf Morning Glory, Cornflower, Chinese Pinks, 
eschscholtzia, godetia, single miniature sunflower, annual lupins, mallows, marigolds, nemophila, 
Drummond's Annual Phlox, Isles of Shoals Poppies, Scabious, Mourning Bride, Zinnia. Also One Special 
Packet Farquhar's Bouquet Mixture of Flower Seeds mixed from over a hundred varieties of the 
best cutting flowers. one special packet flower seeds for wlld gardens, mixed from over two 
hundred splendid annuals. 

Full Cultural Directions on each Packet. 



FARQUHAR'S MIXED FLOWER SEEDS FOR BOUQUETS. 

This mixture produces a most charming variety of flowers for cutting purposes. We have had grown in large 
quantities seeds of many of the choicest Hardy Annuals for this mixture specially in order to give customers a variety 
of flowers of unapproachable excellence and beauty. 

Every desirable color and tint is included, and the variety is endless. Most of the sorts begin to bloom early 
and continue until the end of the season. These seeds can be grown by any one and in any common garden soil. 

Full cultural directions are printed on each package. 

Large Packet, post-paid .... $0.15 

One-ounce Packet, post-paid . . .40 

Quarter-pound, post-paid 1.25 

Pound, post-paid 4.50 



FLOWER SEEDS FOR WILD GARDENS 



SPLENDID MIXTURES OF MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED BEAUTIFUL 

VARIETIES. 

These mixtures contain many beautiful and interesting Annuals, furnishing a profusion of bloom from early 
summer until frost, lhey are intended to produce a display without the care necessary to regularly-kept flower beds. 
We sell annually large quantities of these seeds for beautifying the surroundings of seashore and country hotels and 
residences. They not only beautify the grounds, but afford many varieties of flowers useful to cut for house decora- 
tion ; and owing to the large number of varieties comprising the Mixtures, one finds some new sort of bloom almost 
every day, and it is most interesting to watch for them. 

Dwarf "Wild Garden Flower Seeds. Half-ounce packet with full directions, .15; ounce, .25; quarter pound, 
.75; pound $2.50, post-paid. 

Tall Wild Garden Flower Seeds. Half-ounce packet with full directions, .15; ounce, .25; quarter pound, .75; 
pound, $2.50, post-paid. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO. '8 SEED CATALOGUE. 



BULBS, ROOTS, AND TUBERS. 

FOR SUMMER AND AUTUMN FLOWERING. 




ACHIMENES. 

Profuse blooming tender perennials for greenhouse or con- 
servatory decoration during summer. The scaly tubers should be 
potted in the early spring in a compost of turfy loam, leaf mould, 
and sand. They should be grown in a moist, warm temperature, 
shaded from the sun until they begin to bloom, when they shoulc 
be kept cooler to prolong the duration of the flowers. The colon- 
comprise white, shades of lilac, mauve, and crimson. 

Doz. Per ice. 
Named Varieties. The finest sorts .... $1.00 $6.oc 
Mixed Varieties. All colors 75 4.50 



We deliver free in the U. S. all bulbs ordered at single 
or dozen rates. Larger quantities are sent at purchaser's 
expense by express or freight, as we deem best. 



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Achimenes. 



ACIDANTHERA BICOLOR. 

A valuable new bulbous plant for greenhouse or open 
ground. Each flower stalk produces from four to eight 
widely expanded fragrant flowers, of creamy white color 
with broad violet-maroon blotches. The flowers are very 
lasting, and being borne on long stems are excellent for 
bouquets and table decorations. The bulbs should be 
treated like Gladioli. Each, .15; doz., Si. 50. 





Alstraemeria Aurantiaca. 



ACIDANTHBRA BICOLO*. 

AGAPANTHUS. 

{African Lily.) 

Handsome summer and autumn flowering 
plants, throwing up large umbels of twenty 
to thirty blossoms. They should be grown in 
pots or tubs. They are particularly suitable for 
piazza or terrace decoration, and may also be 
forced in the greenhouse. 

UMBELLATUS. Fine blue. Each, .25; $2.50 

per doz. 
umbellatus albus. White. Each, .20; £2.00 

per doz. 

ALSTRCEMERIA 
AURANTIACA. 

A beautiful summer-flowering tuberous 
plant, growing about three feet high, and bear- 
ing large clusters of handsome, lily-like flowers, 
deep orange, spotted with crimson, very beauti- 
ful and excellent for cutting. Set the roots six 
inches deep and protect during winter with a 
heavy covering of leaves or litter. Per doz., 
.$1.50; per 100, Si 0.00. 



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107 



AMARYLLIS. 




.25 $2.00 512.00 



7-5° 



4..00 



1.50 



25.00 
8.00 



Amaryllis Hippeastrum. 



Prince of Orange. Orange scarlet . . 

R.ETICULATUM SXRATEFOLIUM. Lilac, 

striped white 

Vallota Purpurea. {Scarborough Lily?) 
Vivid scarlet; most effective for piazza 
pots and vases in summer and autumn, 

Zephyranthes Rosea. Beautiful rose- 
pink flowers, three to four inches 
across 

Zephyranthes Candida. {Fairy Lily?) 
Pure white, delicately scented . . . 



Belladonna Major. {Bel- Each. PerDoz. Per 100. 
la donna Lily?) Flow- 
ers white, flushed and 
tipped with deep rose; 
extra large bulbs . . . 

Defiance. Rich carmine, 
striped and suffused with 
white -75 

Equestris. Scarlet, with 
broad white stripes, ex- 
tending from the throat to 
half way up the segments, .50 

Formosissima. {Jacobean 

Lily?) Dark crimson . .20 

Hippeastrum, New Hy- 
brids. {Vittata.) The 
finest race of Amaryllis 
in cultivation; exceeding 
in the size and fine form of 
their flowers, as well as in 
the diversity of colors and 
markings, all former hy- 
brids. The segments are 
of nearly uniform size, giv- 
ing the flowers a regular 
trumpet form 50 

Johnsoni. ( Barbadoes Spice 
Lily?) Enormous bright 
crimson flowers with a 
white stripe through each 
segment; manificent . . .75 

Lutea. {Mount Etna Lily?) 
Bright golden yellow; 
hardy if well covered dur- 
ing the winter 10 



5.00 



7-5° 



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38.00 



50.00 



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Each. Per Doz. Per 100. 
$2.00 $20.00 



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50 4.50 $30.00 

.05 .40 2.00 

.05 40 2.00 



ANEMONES. {French Ty£e.) 
Single French. If planted in April or May, these produce 
an abundance of large Poppy-like flowers early in summer 
of very brilliant colors. 

Per doz , .20: per 100, $1.00; per 1,000, $6.00. 
Double French. Mixed colors. 

Per doz., .30; per 100, $1.75; per 1,000, $14.00. 
ST. Brigid. {Irish Anemone.) Semi-double flowers, in shades 
of scarlet, blue, and purple. Per doz., .60; per 100, $3.50. 
For Japanese Anemones, see Herbaceous Perennial Plants. 

BESSERA ELEGANS. {Coral Drops?) An elegant bulbous 
plant with thin rush-like foliage and slender flower stems 
18 inches in height, each bearing several scarlet flowers 
suspended by thread-like flower stalks. 

Per doz., .50; per 100, $2.50. 

CVCLOBOTHRA FLAVA. In habit of growth this plant 
resembles Bessera Elegans, the flowers, however, being cup- 
shaped, golden yellow with black spots, and of nodding habit. 

Per doz., .40; per 100, $2.00 




Single French Anemone. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



FARQUHAR'S SUPERB LARGE-FLOWERING TUBEROUS- 
ROOTED BEGONIAS. 

The Finest Produced in Europe at Minimum Prices. 

The great value of Tuberous-Rooted Begonias for 
Lawn Beds and Borders is now being appreciated. They 
bloom continuously from early summer until frost, pro- 
ducing a profusion of large and gorgeous flowers. 
Throughout Europe they are used very extensively, par- 
ticularly in the beautiful parks of Paris. 

They are of easiest cultivation, rarely attacked by in- 
sects or blight, and succeed in any good soil which is 
kept moderately moist. 

The tubers we offer have been specially grown for 
us by celebrated European cultivators, and we feel as- 
sured that they are not surpassed by any strain in com- 
merce. Mailed free at dozen rates. 



SINGLE-FLOWERING VARIETIES. 

These are best adapted to outdoor planting. 

Per Doz. Per ioo. Per i,ooe< 

Mixed, all colors 50 $3.50 $30.00 

Separate Colors. White, yellow, 

orange-scarlet, rose, crimson . .60 4.00 35 .00 

DOUBLE-FLOWERING VARIETIES. 

These should be grown in pots under glass. 

Per Doz. Per ioo. Per i,ojo 

Mixed, all colors $1.00 $7.00 $60 oc 

Separate Colors. White, yel- 
low, copper, rose, scarlet, 
crimson, each 1.25 9.00 8000 




Tuoerous-Rooted Begonia. 



Six of a kind at dozen rate, 50 at hundred rate, 250 
at 1,000 rate. 



Cultural Directions. — The tubers maybe started in February or March, either singly in small pots or se^ 
two inches apart in flat boxes: The soil should be light, containing plenty of leaf mould and sand. In planting, 
care should be taken to set the crown of the tuber, which is usually somewhat depressed, upwards. The tubers 
should be covered half an inch with light soil and watered sparingly until they start, after which more water may be 
given. The temperature should be 60 to 70 decrees. The started plants, when intended for bedding purposes, may 
be transferred to the beds in the open ground early in June, by which time they should be in bloom. The plants 
should be set ten or twelve inches apart. 

Although there is much to be gained by starting the tubers is early as just described, they may be planted un- 
started in the open ground beds in the last week of May or later, with excellent results. 

They will thrive either in full sunshine or partial shade, but when fully exposed to the sun the beds must be kept 
moist. A wind-swept situation should be avoided. 

Allen IVinden Farm, Lenox, Mass. 
Dear Sirs : Lt gives me plea sure to tell you that the Tuberous Begonia Bulbs we bought of you have given us 
every satisfaction. Lean particularly recommend your strain for fine bold flowers of good Jorm and color, whiU 
the vigor of the bulbs cannot be surpassed. Very truly yours, A. H. WLNGETT, Supt. 

" The Begonias you sent me last spring are the finest L have ever groivn, remarkable for their free flowering 
and for the size of their blooms. Many of the Flowers have measured six and a quarter inches in 
diameter." CHARLES SIMPKIXS, Oak Hill, Peabody, Mass. 

CALLA LILIES. (Richardia.) 

Golden Yellow Calla. Elliottiana. This is a true golden yellow Calla, having the same habit of growth, form, 
and size of flower as the common white Calla, and is vastly superior to previous yellow varieties. The flowers are 
exquisitely beautiful and rich in effect, their color pure golden yellow; foliage dark green, lightly spotted with 
white; a handsome and charming plant. Large bulbs, each, .75; per doz., $7.50. 

White Calla. sEthiopica. Will bloom continually summer and winter, if kept in growing condition. Each, .25; 
per doz., 32.50. 

LITTLE Gem. Miniature White Calla; grows only about a foot high, and bears many white flowers half the size of 
those of the common White Calla. Each, .20; per doz., $2.00. 

Hardy Spotted-Leaf Calla.' Alba maculata. Flowers white; leaves rich green, spotted with white; hardy with 
slight mulching during winter. Each, .10; per doz., .75. 



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FANCY-LEAVED CALADIUMS. 



Wherever high-class decorations are required during 
summer, these plants are indispensable. When grown in 
pots they may be used in the conservatory or the house with 
equal satisfaction. For table decoration, for jardinieres, and 
for enlivening groups of palms or ferns, they are most ser- 
viceable. They are quite as desirable for bedding purposes, 
and may be planted out after the middle of June in the 
runniest situations if well watered, or in partial shade, but 
ihey should be sheltered from strong wind. The tubers 
■should be started in the greenhouse in February or March, 
and if intended for out-door beds gradually hardened off 
before being transferred to the open ground. 
Baron de Mamore. Purplish crimson veins; spotted 

green, red, and white; narrow margin of green. 
CANAERTII. Rayed crimson pink; grayish green ground, 

white dots; dark green border. 
Christiana Ottonii. Pale green; white veins; a few 

large crimson splotches. 
DEVINCK. Pink centre, rayed grayish; green and crimson 

spots. 
Exposition. Veins bright crimson; centre crimson; green 

border* 

Rosy pink veins; green, with distinct green 



White mid rib; crimson blotches. 

Crimson ribs and veins, ground work bronzy 

Green centre and veins; spotted white and 

Crimson, pink veins; splashed darker on grayish 

White and crimson, very beautiful, 
rays; green veins; splotched rosy 




Fancy-Leaved Caladium. 



green border. 



FORMIJA. 

border. 
Halevy. 
Itapaca. 

green. 
L'Albane 

pink. 
Lambary. 

ground. 
La Perle du Brazil 
Mansaras. Crimson 

pink. 
Marcia. Greenish white, spotted rosy pink. 
Pilota. Dwarf variety; crimson centre, rayed and slashed 

pinkish carmine, with lighter pink mottling on green 

ground. 
Rio de Janeiro. Crimson ribs; beautiful centre, dotted 

green. 
Sanchoniatum. Deep rosy pink veins, darker centre with crimson dots 
Sete de setembro. Mottled green, white and pink, very odd. 
Sir Walter Scott. Bright green spotted white, rosy crimson centre, crimson veins. 
Tutoya. Deep rosy pink centre, rayed and splashed lighter shade; mottled white and green. 
Werner Meyer. Rosy carmine veins; rayed with white; penciling on light mottled green ground. 

DORMANT TUBERS. Each, .20 ; doz. s $2.00. 

GROWING PLANTS. Ready in May. Each, .30 ; doz., $3.00. 

CALADIUM ESCULENTUM. {Elephant's Ear.) 

A magnificent plant for sub-tropical groups or single specimen on the lawn, producing enormous smooth green 
leaves, often three to four feet in length and two to three feet in width. It thrives best m a warm, light soil which 

can be liberally watered. 

Each. Doz. Per ioo. 

Dry Tubers, 2 to 3 inches diameter $0.10 $1.00 $5.00 

" " 3 to 4 ; ' " . .20 2.00 10.00 

" " Mammoth .35 3.50 

Growing Plants in pots; ready in May .20 2.00 10.00 



CINNAMON VINE. {Chinese Tarn.) 

Splendid hardy climber of rapid growth, with bright glossy-green heart-shaped leaves and white cinnamon- 
scented flowers. In China it is cultivated for its edible tubers. 8 ft. Per doz., .50; per 100, $3.00. 



CRINUM KIRKII. 

A magnificent bulbous plant, producing usually two purplish flower spikes two feet in height, surmounted by 
large clusters of Amaryllis-like flowers, which are pure white striped with purple. Each, .30; doz., $3.00. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



GLOXINIAS. 

These are desirable summer-flowering plants for both green 
house and window. For cutting purposes they may be very 
successfully grown during summer in cold frames, with the glass 
shaded with whitewash or slats to moderate the heat of the sun. 

Per P«r 

Each. Doz. ioo, 

Large-Flowering Varieties, Mixed. .10 $1.00 $7.00 
Large-Flowering Spotted Varieties, .15 1.25 9.00 
Large-Flowering White Varieties . .15 1.25 9.00 
Large-Flowering Pink and Red Va- 
rieties 15 1.25 9.00 

Large-Flowering Violet and Purple 

Varieties 15 1.25 9.00 

HYACINTHUS CANDICANS. 

A hardy summer-flowering Hyacinth producing erect spikes 
of pure white, bell-shaped flowers 3 ft. in height. It is very 
effective when planted in clumps among shrubs. Per doz., .30; 
per 100, $2.00; per 1,000, $12.00. 

MADEIRA VINE. 

A favorite tuberous-rooted climbing plant with dense and 
beautiful shining foliage and of very rapid growth, twining od 
strings to a great height or forming garlands in many fanciful 
forms. It will grow anywhere, but does best in a warm, sheh 
tered, sunny location. It is also a very pretty plant for training 
around the windows in the house. Per doz., .40; per 1 00, 
$2.50. 

MILLA BIFLORA. 

One of the loveliest bulbous plants; most desirable on account of its immense pure waxy-white flowers, which 
are borne in clusters of two to three, on a flower-stalk twelve to eighteen inches high. The petals are very thick and 
firm, and the flowers will keep in water for a week after cutting. A single bulb will produce as many as six flower- 
stalks. Per doz., .50; per 100, $3.00. 

MONTBRETIA. 

Hardy border plants with elegant and gracefully branched 
Gladiolus-like flowers which are now much prized for cutting 
during summer. The colors vary from clear yellow to rich 
scarlet, and the plants grow about 2 feet in height. Plant 
the bulbs five inches deep and protect them during winter 




Gloxinia Large Flowering. Bulbs. 



Per 

TOO. 
$I.OO 
3.00 
1.25 
1.25 

3-75 

1.25 

•75 
i-75 



Per 

i,ooo. 

$6.50 

23.00 

8.50 
8.50 

25.00 

10.00 

5.00 

12.00 



with liberal mulching. Per 

Doz 
Crocosmijeflora. Orange-scarlet . . .20 
EtoiledeFeu. Rich scarlet, yellow c'tre .50 
Golden Sheaf. Clear yellow, beautiful, .20 
Rayon d'Or. Deep yellow, very large, .20 

Rosea. Bright salmon-rose 60 

Transcendent. Large golden-yellow 

flowers, outside bright red 25 

Pottsii. Bright yellow, flushed with red, . 1 5 
New Seedlings. Choice sorts . . . .30 

ORNITHOGALUM. 

Arabicum. (Arabia n Star of Bethlehem. ~) An effective 
variety with large heads of fragrant star-shaped flowers, 
white with black eye, borne on erect stems 18 inches high; 
excellent for forcing and winter cultivation. Per doz., 
.50; per 100, $2.75. 

RANUNCULUS. 

These charming flowers, like the French Anemones — 
see page 107 — may be planted in cool houses or frames for 
spring blooming; or in the open ground during April or 
May "for summer use. They are now highly esteemed for 
cut-flower purposes. Per p er p er 

Giant Double French. In great variety Do/.. 100. 1,000. 

of brilliant colors 15 -75 $5-°° 

Double Persian Mixed. Rose-shaped 

flowers 10 .60 4.00 

Double Turban Mixed. Resemble 

miniature paeonies 1 5 . 75 6.00 




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GLADIOLI. 

These may be planted in the open 
garden from April until June. They 
succeed in ordinary garden soil, and 
well repay any care in cultivation 
bestowed upon them. The ground 
should be liberally enriched and dug 
over to a depth of fifteen to eighteen 
inches. The bulbs should be set four 
inches deep and six inches apart. 
Clumps of Gladioli planted through 
shrubbery borders are most effective, 
also among beds of roses, where 
they will bloom when the roses have 
passed. 

Farquhar's Prize Seedlings 

Mixed. A magnificent strain, 

producing flower spikes of fine 

form and substance and of most 

charming colors. Many of the 

flowers are self-colored or deli- 
cately marked, while others have 

white or light grounds, beautifully 

blotched or striped with bright 

colors. Doz., .40; 100, $2.50; 

1,000, $20.00. 
Extra Fine Mixed. All colors in 

great variety. Doz., .25; 100, 

$1.50; 1,000, $12.00. 
Scarlet and Crimson Shades 

Mixed. Doz., .25; 100, $1.50; 

1,000, $12.00. 
White and Light Shades Mixed. 

Doz., .35; 100, $2.50; 1,000, 

$20.00. 
Pink and Rose Shades Mixed. 

Doz., .30; 100, $2.00; 1,000, 

$16.00. 
Yellow Shades Mixed. Doz., 

.60; 100, $4.00; 1,000, $35.00. 
Striped and Variegated Sorts 

Mixed. Doz., .50; 100, $3.00; 

1,000, $26.00. 
Brenchleyensis. Vermilion-scar- 
let, the best sort for planting in 

clumps among shrubs. Doz., .25; 

100, $1.50; 1. 000, $12.00. 
Snow White. Pure white with a 

faint line of rose on the lower 

petal; spike and flowers large and 

handsome. Each, .25; doz., 

$2.50; ioo, $15.00. 
Lemoine's Spotted Hybrids 

Mixed. A free-flowering race re- 
markable for the richness and va- 
riety of their colors and for their 

odd orchid-like markings. Doz., 

.45; 100, $3.00; 1,000, $25.00 
Groff's New Hybrids Mixed. A 

new race of Canadian origin, re- 
sembling the Lemoine Hybrids, but 

showing greater diversity of colors. 

Awarded a Silver Medal by the 

Massachusetts Horticultural So- 
ciety. Doz., 40; 100, $2.50; 

1,000, $20.00. 
Princeps. New. Flowers range from 5 to 6 inches in diameter; color rich crimson with intense shadings in the 

throat and broad white blotches ac oss the lower petal; a great acquisition. First size bulbs, each, .50; 

doz., $5 00. 

GLADIOLI FOR FORCING. 
White and light shades mixed. Doz., .35; 100, $2.50; 1,000, $20.00. 



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HARDY LILIES. 




The increased production of many 
varieties of these in Japan has greatly re- 
duced their cost, and in consequence their 
use has now become very general. 

It is our opinion that we should plant 
the bulbs much deeper than we have done 
heretofore. While travelling in Japan, 
we found that the bulbs of the wild Lilies 
were usually twelve to eighteen inches 
below the surface, and we gathered the 
iinest flowers from specimens growing on 
mountains of decaying lava where they 
had abundant rainfall and ample drainage. 
We believe that varieties like Auratum 
and Speciosum would be favored by being 
set ten or twelve inches deep and would 
be less affected by frost and drought. The 
beds should be thoroughly covered with 
leaves or litter during winter. 



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Lilium Auratum. 



Langwater Gardens, 
A T ortk Easton, Mass., May 26, 1902. 
Messrs. R. &" J. Farqtihar 6° Co. ; 

Dear Sirs : The Lilium Candidum we 
had from you last August have been superb. 
On ottr forced pla?its many of the spikes 
carry from 12 to ijflcnuers and buds each, 
and numerous bulbs produced two flcnver 
stalks. Not one of the 500 bulbs supplied 
has a trace of disease which for years has 
been so rife, and which has discouraged so 
many fr0.n1 continuing the culture of this 
superb lily. 

Yours very truly, 

WILLIAM N. CRAIG, 
Head Gardener to Mrs. F. L. Ames. 



We deliver free in the U. S. all bulbs ordered at single and dozen rates. 



Each. Per. Doz. Per 100. 



AURATUM. {Golden-rayed Japanese Lily.) Flowers 6 to 8 inches in width, pure white, 
with a wide band of gold running through the centre of each petal and numerous 
crimson spots ;....;; 

auratum PIC BUM. A broad yellow or red band extends from the base to the tip of 
each petal 

auratum VITTATUM rubrum. Flowers pure white, with broad crimson band in the 
centre of each petal; numerous crimson spots 

Batemanni. A most beautiful Japanese variety, growing 3 feet high, with six to eight 
apricot-colored flowers on a stem; blooms in July and August 

Bkow.nm. Large trumpet-shaped flowers, interior pure white, exterior purplish brown; 
very beautiful .- ' 

Canadense. {Canadian Bcll-Ilower Lily.) One of our most beautiful native lilies, 
flowers bright yellow, with black spots 

Canadense rubrum. Crimson, spotted with black; 2 to 3 feet; flowers June and July . 

candidum. The earliest and one of the most beautiful sorts, large trusses of pure white, 
fragrant flowers; 3 ft 

C11A1.CKDONICUM. (Scarlet Turk's Cap.) Brilliant scarlet recurved flowers; height, 
3 feet; blooms in June 

Colchicum. (AJonodelphum or Scovitzianum.) Beautiful golden yellow, spotted with 
black; height, 2 feet; superb sort „ 

CONCOLOR. Brilliant scarlet with black spots ; 2 feet 

elegans, Thunbergianum, OR umbellatum. These vary in color from yellow to orange- 
crimson, usually with black spots. From eight to twelve flowers are produced on each 
stem; height, about 2 feet. They bloom in June and July, are exceedingly hardy, and 
are most effective for grouping among shrubs. 

elegans atrosanguineum. Rich deep crimson, with dark spots 

ki.egans aurantiacum. Deep yellow, spotted with black 

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Lilium Batemanni. 



.20 



Philadelphicum. Bright 
orange-red, with purple spots, 

2 feet, July $0.15 

"PECIOSUM OR LANCIFOLIUM. The 

most popular class of Japanese 
Lilies, their hardiness, free 
growth, and branching habit 
rendering them most valuable for 
permanent beds and borders. 
They grow from 3 to 4 feet in 
height and continue in bloom 
from August until frost. 

speciosum album. Pure white, 
fragrant • . 

speciosum Melpomene. White, 
suffused with darkest crimson . 

speciosum rubru m . White, 
shaded and spotted with rosy 
crimson 

superbum. ( Turk's Cap Lily.} 
Rich orange, petals tipped red 
and dark spotted, 3 to 4 feet; 
blooms in July and August . . 

TENUIFOL1UM. {Coral Lily.) 
A very graceful miniature Lily 
with fiery scarlet flowers, i 1 /^ 
feet, July .30 

TIGRINUM. {Tiger Lily.) 
Orange, spotted black. 3 to 4 
feet, August, very hardy . . . 

TIGRINUM FLORE PLENO. 

(Double flowering Tiger Lily.) 

3 to 4 feet, August 

Wallacei. Orange- scarlet, 

spotted with maroon, 3 feet, 
September 



Each. Per Doz. 
$1.50 



HARDY LILIES 

ELEGANS VENUSTRUM. Buff, with 

dark spots 

elegans Varieties Mixed. 
Ranging from yellow to deep 
red 

Excelsum. Deep buff, reflexed 
flower, fragrant, 3 to 4 feet; 
very beautiful ; blooms in June 
and July 

Grayi. Dark reddish-orange 
flowers, 2 feet, July and 
August 

Hansoni. Deep golden yel- 
low, lightly spotted crimson, 
3 feet; blooms in June. 
The finest yellow hardy 
lily 

Humboldtii. Reddish orange, 
with purple spots, 4 to 5 feet, 
July; very handsome. The 
bulbs should be planted 10 
inches deep in well-drained 
soil. It should be mulched 
during winter 

Krameri. Pure blush pink, 
fragrant and beautiful trum- 
pet-shaped flowers, 3 feet; 
blooms in August .... 

Leichtlini. Flowers deep 
golden yellow, with purple 
spots, 3 to 4 feet, August . . 

Longiflorum. Large trumpet- 
shaped pure white flowers, 2 
feet, strong bulbs 

Martagon. Purplish crimson, 
with dark spots, 3 feet, July 

and August 

Per 100. 

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Each. Per Doz. Per 100. 

#0.6o $6.00 $42.00 

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FREE IN THE 
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ORDERED AT 
SINGLE AND 
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DOUBLE CHINESE PEONIES. (Paonia Sinensis.) 



Paeonies succeed best on rich, well-drained, sunny 
land, where they can be liberally supplied with water 
during the early summer. The best months in which 
to transplant them are April, August, and September. 

The Following P.eonies, each, .30; dozen, $3.00. 
Baron Rothschild. Outer petals rose, centre salmon, 

fragrant. 
BiCOLOR. Beautiful large flower, centre petals cream 

white, fringed; outer petals white tinged rose. 
Caroline Mather. Purple crimson, very dark; 

large and very double. 
Dr. Bretonneaux. Large globular flower, deep 

rose; beautiful. 
L'Elegante. Light pink; very early. 
Formosa Rosea Pink, centre shaded white, very 

beautiful. 
Fulgida. Very deep crimson, good. 
General Bertrand. Deep rose, large flower. 
Humei Carnea. Flesh pink, large flower; late. 
Htjmei Elegans. Rose, strong grower. 
Modiste Guerin. Crimson, centre lighter. 
Officinalis Rubra. Beautiful crimson; early. 
Plenissima Rosea Superba. Very large and full flow- 
er; petals reflexed, pink and salmon, very beautiful. 
Princess Mathilde. Red. 
Rosea Elegans. Large rosy purple, with lighter 

centre petals. 



Taglioni. Red. 
Triomphe de Paris. 

full flower. 
Triomphe du Nord. 

VlCTOIRE LEMOINE. 

carmine. 



White and pink, very large 

Violet rose, shaded salmon. 
Blush, primrose centre, edged 




JAPANESE TREE P^EONIES. 
(Pceony Mutans.) 

There are several classes of Japanese Paeonies. The 
" Botan," a shrubby variety bearing single, semi- 
double, or full-double flowers, frequently 10 or 12 
inches in diameter, is the most prized. We have 
visited Japan and we have personal knowledge as to where the best sorts are grown. Our importations include 
finest forms, ranging in color from white to deep crimson. Each .75; per dozen, $7.50; per 100, $60.00. 



Japanese Tree Paeony. 



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P^EONIA TENUIFOLIA. 

(Fern-Leaved Pceony.) 

Single. Shining crimson. Each, .25; per doz., $2.50; per ioo, 

$15.00. 
Double. Shining crimson. Each, .50; per doz., $5.00; per ioo, 

$30.00. 

TIGRIDIA. {Shell Flower.) 

Curious and beautiful shell-like flowers about four inches in diam- 
eter, flowering from July to October. The bulbs can be planted about 
the middle of May, and taken up in October and kept over winter in 

dry sand. 

Per doz 

Conchiflora. Orange, with crimson spots 50 

Grandiflora. Very large; deep crimson 50 

Grandiflora Alba. Large ivory-white flowers, spot- 
ted with maroon and rosy lake in centre 50 

Pavonia. Red, with crimson spots 50 



Per 100. 
$3-5° 

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4.00 
3-5° 



TUBEROSES. 



Tigridia. 



Before potting the bulbs, remove the small offsets. Use good, rich 
loam, and start in a hot-bed or forcing-pit. They should not be set 
in the garden till June. Our Tuberose bulbs are grown with great care 
and invariably give excellent satisfaction in New England, being 
specially grown with the view of flowering early. 
Excelsior Double Pearl. Large flowering bulbs; spike 2% to 3 ft. 

high, with large and very double flowers, favorite sort. Dozen, .40; 

100, $2.00. 



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' AQUATIC - PLANTS. 

NELUMBIUM". (Lotus.) Hardy. 
Album GRANDIFLORUM (Syn. A Jloribunda). A grand white variety, whose purity, fragrance, noble form, size, 

majestic foliage and hardiness stamp it as one of the very best. $1.50 each. 
Luteum. (American Lotus .) Superb yellow flowers and massive foliage. Height, six to eight feet. Each, .75. 
Kf.rmesinum. A distinct and beautiful variety with large crimson flowers. Each, $1.00. 
Speciosum. (Egyptian Lotus.) Flowers often a foot in diameter, and standing well above the surface of the 

water, of a beautiful deep rose color and very fragrant. Flowering roots, each, .75 ; extra large roots, each, $1.50. 

NYMPH.EA. — Hardy Varieties. 

Alba. {White English Water Lily.) Large; continuous bloomer. Each, .50. 

Candidissima. Flowers pure white; very numerous. Each, .50. 

Gladstoniana. Improved variety of N. Alba with glistening white flowers. Each, .50. 

James Brydon. (New.) Flowers five to six inches in diameter; petals very broad, concave, incurving; color 

rich rosy crimson, without purplish or magenta shading. Each, $2.50. 
Laydekeri Lilacea. French hybrid, flowers lilac-rose, shaded bright carmine, tea-rose fragrance. Each, .75. 
Laydekeri Purpurata. Flowers large, wine-red color, shaded crimson, stamens bright red. Each, .75. 
Marliacea Chromatella. Hardy; flowers clear yellow. Each, .75 
Marliacea Albida. Best white. Each, .50. 
Marliacea Rosea. R.ose; a gem. Each, $1.00. 
Marliacea Carnea. Flesh tint. Each, .75. 
Odorata. The fragrant pond lily. Each, .20. 
Odorata Gigantea. Large, white, free-flowering, fragrant. Each, .20. 



The "Water Garden," a book 
about Aquatics. Price, $2.00 
per copy, postpaid. 



Tuberosa Maxima. Large, massive, cup-shaped flowers; the petals are broad and of the purest white, being so 
numerous as to make the flowers appear double. The sepals are bright green. Each, .20. 

Odorata Rosea. (The Hardy Cape Cod Pink Water Lily.) One of the most beautiful flowers; deep pink; 
highly fragrant; shell-like. It is absolutely hardy and worthy of very wide cultivation. Each, .50. 

Odorata Sulphurea. Large yellow fragrant flowers, leaves mottled reddish purple. Each, .50. 

O. LuciANA. This variety is identical with N. O. Carolitiiana, save in color, which is rosy carmine. Each, $1.25. 

Helvola (syn. N. pygmcca Helvola.) Sulphur-yellow flowers; leaves green, early stage reddish, blotched with 
brown; adapted for growing in aquariums or tubs. Each, .30. 

RiCHARDSONll. Immense white flowers eight inches in diameter and quite double, standing well above the water. 
The sepals and outer petals droop, giving the flowers a globular form. Each, .50. 

Robinsoni. The large, floating flowers of this distinct and striking variety are difficult to describe, but may be said 
to have a ground color of yellow overlaid with purplish red, the general effect being dark orange red. The 
foliage is dark green, spotted with chestnut above, dark red on the under side. Each, $1.00. 

Wm. Doogue. Flowers cup-shaped, shell-pink color, sepals royal pink. Each, $1.50. 

NYMPHy^A. — Tender Varieties. 

Capensis — Thunb. Flowers rich sky blue; sepals green outside, whitish within, flushed blue. Each, .75. 
C02RULEA, or Stellata. Clear, light blue; delicately scented; blooms constantly till frost. Each, .75. 
Devoniensis. Brilliant rosy red; very large; often ten to twelve inches across; magnificent. Each, .75. 
Dentata. The largest white, with long, pointed buds. Each, .75. 
Frank Trelease. (Crimson Devoniensis.) This superb night -blooming Water Lily surpasses all other red 

varieties by the brilliancy and depth of the rich, glowing dark crimson of its flowers, which are identical in form 

to N. Devoniensis, nine to ten inches in diameter; stamens reddish-bronze, crimson at the base; foliage fifteen 

inches across, dentated, and of a glossy, dark bronzy-red color. Each, $2.50. 
Gracilis. Large white flowers, golden-yellow stamens, and a fragrance resembling Lily of the Valley. Each, $1.00. 
Kevvensis. Leaves dark green, slightly bronzy with a few brown blotches; young leaves more spotted on surface 

and purplish on underside. Flowers six to eight inches across; light pink; petals broadly ovate; sepals light 

brownish green outside, rosy red inside. Each, $1.50. 
Mrs. C. W. Ward. Flowers from eight to ten inches in diameter, and borne on stout stems fifteen inches above 

the water. Color deep rosy-pink with golden-yellow stamens, a most desirable variety for cutting. Certificated 

at New York by the Society of American Florists, also by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Each, $2.50. 
O'Marana. Leaves bronzy-green; flowers large rosy red; stamens orange red. Each, $2.50. 
Pennsylvania. A new hybrid variety that originated in the botanical department of the University of Pennsylvania 

and which is most aptly described as an improvement upon Nymphaea Pulcherrima, the flowers being of deeper 

color and larger size. Awarded Silver Medal, Newport, R.I., Horticultural Society. Each, $3.00. 
Pulcherrima. Flowers ten to twelve inches in diameter, bright violet, stamens deep yellow; buds long, pointed, 

and striped with chocolate-red. Leaves bronzy-green, slightly blotched red. Each, $2.00. 
Rubra. Brilliant crimson, large cup-shaped flowers; very free bloomer. Each, $1.00. 
Rubra-Rosea. Splendid deep rosy-carmine flowers, ten to twelve inches in diameter. Each, $1.50. 
Zanzibarensis. Flowers deep purple, sepals green outside, purple within, margined with red. Each, $1.50. 
Zanzibarensis Azurea. Deep, rich, azure blue; one of the largest and best. Each, ..75. 
Zanzibarensis-Rosea. Beautiful deep rose; very choice. Each, .75. ' 

Lf ordered by mail, add ten cents each to above prices for postage. 

VARIOUS AQUATICS. 

Limnanthemum Indicum. ( Water Snow/lake.) A pretty floating species with roundish light green leaves and 

pure white beautifully fringed flowers. By mail, .30. Each, .20. 
! Water Hyacinth, or Water Orchid. (Ponlederia.) Very interesting and beautiful; floats on the surface of 

the water and produces fine spikes of light rosy lilac, orchid-like flowers. By mail, .25. Each, .15. 
Water Poppy. (Limnockaris Humboldtii.) Flowers beautiful, clear yellow with black stamens; must be grown 

in shallow water; does splendidly in a tub; very attractive. By mail, .30. Each, .15. 
Cyperus Papyrus. {Egyptian Paper Plant.) Produces a number of slender stems, surmounted by dark-green, 

shining plumes. By mail, .30. Each, .25. 



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FARQUHAR'S CACTUS DAHLIAS. 




Collection of 12 splendid sorts, $2.00; per 100, in 10 or 20 varieties, $12.00. 



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FARQUHAR'^ NEW AND SELECT CACTUS DAHLIAS. 

What the Paeony is to the garden in May and the Rose in June - the Cactus Dahlia is from July until frost. 
Its unique elegance of form and the charming brilliancy of its surprising colors, easily give it first rank among 
autumnal flowers for decorative usefulness, especially for table decoration. 



Alpha. A fancy cactus, white ground speckled and 

striped freely with purple, crimson and lilac; very 

profuse. 
AUNT Chi.OR. Very dark, the younger ilorets being 

quite black. 
Clara StredwicK. Clear bright salmon, shading to 

yellow at the base of petals. Large blooms with the 

very na no west petals of great length. 
Edith WATERS. Rosy pink, a charming new shade. 

Fairy. Deep rosy pink, shading to white at the tips. 

Gabriel. Ground color bright crimson, the upper half 
of each floret being snow-white and abruptly curved 
inwards; florets very long, narrow and abundant. 

J. F. Hudson. Long narrow curling florets, lovely 
carmine-rose, with yellow shading from the centre. 

J. H. Jackson'. The finest and largest dark sort in 
cultivation; intense blackish maroon; extra long 
narrow pointed petals. 

Mrs. J. J. Crowe. Large and lovely, clear canary 
yellow flowers, made up of a great profusion of very 
long narrow petals and appearing like Chrysan- 
themums. 

Mrs. Mawlev, Clear yellow, very large, full and finely 



formed flower, with long and fine petals, which slightly 

incurve. 
Mrs. WlNSTANLEY. One of the best; flowers of large 

size, with narrow petals, yellow at the disc, shading 

gradually to soft scarlet. 
Monarch. Orange scarlet shaded with carmine, base 

of petals yellow. 
P. W. TliLLOCK. Light salmon-ivd tinted purple, large 

incurved blooms. 
Radiance. Orange-scarlet, with petals passing to yellow 

at the base; petals long, terminating in a needle 

point. 
Richard Dean. Red, heavily tipped with white, large 

incurved flower. 
RosiNE. Rose; long, claw-like petal-;. 
Sandpiper. Bright orange-scarlet. 
Spotless Queen. Pure white, free flowering and of 

good habit. 
Up-TO-Date. Coral pink, veined with yellow; long, 

narrow curling petals. 
Vesta. Rosy-pink, with centre of lighter shade. 
Viscountess Sherbrooke. Bright reddish terra-cotta, 

suffused with apricot; petals long and narrow, pro- 
ducing a light and elegant effect. 



Each, .20; per doz., $2.00; per 100, $12.00; by mail, each, .25; per six, $1.25; per doz., $2.50. 
We reserve the right to send either pot-grown roots or growing plants of Dahlias^ at time of delivery. 

POMPON OR BOUQUET DAHLIAS. 

The dainty, small double flowers of these Dahlias are extremely serviceable for cutting, and they are produced 
so abundantly that after a liberal number have been gathered for house decoration, the plants are usually still gay 
with the brilliant ball-like blooms. Each, .15; per doz, $1 .50. 



Admiration. Crimson, tipped white. 

Agate. Pale sulphur yellow, passing to ivory white at 

the edge. 
Arthur West. Crimson; very fine. 
Dolly Keith. White, sometimes tinged yellow. 
Doctor Jim. The ground color is light, heavily edged 

with rich purple. 



Emily Hopper. Vellow, deeper at the base of petals. 

Iris. Amber and fawn, shaded salmon and pink. 

Lilian. Primrose edged with peach. 

Mars. Vivid orange scarlet. 

Nerissa. Soft rose tinted with silver; perfect form. 

SYBIL. Vellow shaded and tipped with scarlet. 

Tommy Keith. Dark scarlet tipped white. 



Each, .15; per doz., $1.50; per 100, $10.00; by mail, each, .20; per six, $1.00; per doz., $2.00. 



DECORATIVE DAHLIAS. 

These are prized for their decorative effect in the garden. In form they somewhat resemble the Cactus Dahlia 



Alfred Vasey. Pale bronze. 

Brittanta. Salmon pink. 

Captain Broad. Bright scarlet. 

Cornucopia. Deep salmon. 

Fearnought. Soft carmine. 

GLARE OF THE GARDEN, intense scarlet; free bloomer. 



Mrs. Dickson. Soft rose. 

Mrs. John Goddard. Crimson scarlet. 

Radiance. Orange scarlet, base of petals yellow. 

.Standard Bearer. Fiery scarlet. 

Uncle Tom. Dark maroon, almost black. 

William Cuthbertson. Rich crimson. 



Each, .15; per doz., $1.50; per 100, $10. oc; by mail, each, .20; per six, $1.00; per doz., $2.00. 



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LARGE DOUBLE SHOW DAHLIAS, 




Cream, edged crimson. 



Annie Boleyn. Light ground, shaded pink. 

A. D. Lavoni. Tink. 

Duchess of Cambridge. Light ground, tipped purple. 

Grand duc Alexis. White, tinged with lilac. 

Harrison Weir. Primrose yellow, edged orange. 

John Walker. White. 

Mabel Stanton. Clear yellow. 

Mrs. D. Saunders. Light ground, shaded carmine. 

Each, .20; per doz., $2.00; per 100, $12.00; by mail, each, .25 ; per six, $1.25 ; per doz., $2.50. 

Collection of Large Double Show D.ihiias, twelve choice sorts of our selection, $1.50; by mail, $2.00. Collection of six sorts, 
.75; by mail, $1.00. 

SINGLE-FLOWERIXG DAHLIAS. 



Mrs Laxgtry, 

Octavia. Yellow, tinged with rose. 

Pioneer. Dark Maroon. 

Thomas Anstiss. Lilac. 

Thomas Pendered. Bright yellow 

Warrior. Intense scarlet. 

Willie Austin. Buff. 



Etta Swan. Old-sold, with band of scarlet. 

James Dobbie. Yellow, striped scarlet. 

J. Mercer. Silvery lilac, primrose disc. 

Kate Chalmers. Deep orange, shaded with carmine. 



Lady M. Marsham. Yellow, suffused with rose. 

Polly Eccles. Satiny fawn, with red disc. 

Tom BuRNIE. Bright yellow, striped and flaked with crimson. 

Willie Fife. Clear yellow, striped with scarlet. 



SIXGLE-FLOWERIXG DAHLIAS, CACTUS TYPE. 



Bertha. Pale sulphur yellow. 

Earl of Ravensworth. Old-gold color. 

Hereward. Clear yellow. 



Jeanie Deans. Orange scarlet. 
Lady Clare. Scarlet. 
Sir Walter. Rose pink. 



Each, .15; per doz., $1.50; per 100, $10.00; by mail, each, .20; per six, $1.00; per doz., $2.00. 



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GERMAN IRISES. (/«> Gerfnanica. The True Fleur-de-Lis.) 

These flourish either in ordinary soil or in moist 
situations. They are perfectly hardy and as handsome 
as Orchids. Their colors are of the widest range, as 
will be seen in the descriptions following: 
Bacchus (Madame Cherau). White, elegantly 

frilled with azure blue. 
Californica. Dark yellow. 
Edith. Pale lilac and dark blue. 
Garrick. Lilac and dark violet blue. 
Gladstone. Light blue. 
Hermione. Pale lilac and blue. 
Johan DE WlT. Pale lilac and dark purple. 
Honorabile. Golden yellow, L. P. brown variegated. 
L'Innocence. Pure white. 

Lucretius. White, L. P. purplish blue, marbled white. 
Miralba. Violet. 
Purple Prince. Dark purple. 
Viola. Lilac and dark violet. 

Each, .20; per doz., $1.50; per 100, $10.00. By 
mail, each, .25; per doz., $2.00. 

SPANISH IRISES. 

{Iris Hispanica.) 

These are extremely early, and produce fragrant 
Orchid-like flowers of rich and beautiful colors, includ- 
ing pure white, yellow, bronze, blue, and purple. They 
are quite hardy out-of-doors, requiring only slight 
mulching in winter. 

Superfine Mixed. All colors . . 
Blanche Superbe. Pure white . 
Leander. Deep yellow .... 
Splendens. Blue, very large . 
Thunderbolt. Velvety dark 
bronze, very large 



Per Doz. 

$O.IO 
.20 


Per 100. 

$0.50 

I. OO 


.20 


I. OO 


.20 


1.00 




.- 



.20 



1.00 



Japanese Iris. 



JAPANESE IRISES. {Iris Kczmpferi.) 

In these we find combinations of form and beauty far excelling any other type. The stately flowers are often 
8 or 10 inches in diameter, and of wonderfully varied and beautiful colors. They require rich, moist soil. 

No. 



No. 
i. Gekka-no-nami. Double white. 

2. Shishi-odori. Light purple. 

3. Kumoma-no-sora. White, shaded light blue. 

4. Kumo-no-OBI. Purple, shaded blue, centre white. 

5. Ho-o-jo. Velvety crimson, centre white. 

6. Geisho-ui. Double crimson. 

7. Sofu-no-koi. White, shaded and blotched laven- 

der, double. 

8. Mana-DSURU. White, veined with blue, centre 

violet. 

9. Hana-no-nishiki. Cerise, centre white. 

10. Yomo-no-umi. Lilac, centre violet. 

11. Mei-ran. White, shaded and blotched pink. 

12. Kuma-FUNJIN. Rich deep purple, double. 

13. Taihei-raku. Light magenta. 

14. Hana-aoi. White, veined and shaded light violet, 

centre dark violet. 

15. Ulchiu. Sky blue, centre white, double. 

16. Oshokun. Dark purple, centre white. 

17. Shippo. Light blue, shaded dark blue, centre red- 

dish purple. 

18. Kumo-no-isho. Velvety dark red, centre purple. 

19. Kimi-no-megumi. Porcelain blue, veins violet, 

iolet and red centre. 

20. Kumo-no-uye. Deep purple, double. 

21. Yezo-nisiiiki. Light heliotrope, shaded and 

blotched dark heliotrope. 

22. Shishi-ikari. Light crimson, maroon centre. 

23. Oniga-shima. Deep purple, centre blue. 

Each, 25 cents; per dozen, $2.50; per 100, $15.00. 



24. Sano-watashi. Pure white. 

25. Yedo-JIMAN. Dark purple, shaded light purple. 

26. Senjo-no-hora. Pink, shaded and blotched with 

light red, bluish centre. 

27. O-TORIGE. Violet, maroon centre. 

28. Shiva-taki. Pure white. 

29. Shiga-no-ura-nami. Light purple. 

30. Kagaribi. Vermilion. 

31. Kosui-no-iro. White, shaded lilac. 

32. Komochi-GUMA. Rich purple. 

33. Kaku-JAKU-ro. Light violet, centre light blue. 

34. Momiji-no-TAKI. Pink, centre purple and maroon. 

35. Suchiu-kvva. White, edged with bright red. 

36. Yedo-KAGAMI. Red, shaded light purple. 

37. Uji-no-hotaru. Light and dark blue, centre purple. 

38. Shimo-yono-tsuki. Double white, shaded yellow. 

39. Tsurugi-no-mai. Purple red, centre dark maroon. 

40. Iso-NO-nami. Light blue, blotched dark blue. 

41. Oyodo. Rich deep purple. 

42. Bandai-no-NAMI. White, centre yellow. 

43. Waka-murasaki. Bright magenta, blotched white. 

44. Kyodai-san. Navy blue, shaded bronze. 

45. Kigan-no-misao. While, tinged lilac, centre yellow. 

46. Koki-no-iro. Bright purple. 

47. Samidare. White, centre yellow. 

48. Tora-odori. White, blotched and shaded blue 

and lavender. 

49. Tsuru-no-kegoromo. White, yellow centre. 

50. Date-dogu. Magenta red. 
By mail, add 5 cents each for postage. 



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BEDDING PLANTS. 

We grow our Bedding Plants in greenhouses especially constructed to produce compact, stocky plants. 
They are not forced, but grown at low temperature and are of the hardiest possible character. 



Per doz. Per ioo. 

. $1.25 $8.00 

.90 6.00 

.90 6.00 

.90 6.00 

. .75 5.00 

• -75 5-°o 

• .75 5-oo 
.60 4.00 
.90 6.00 
.40 3.00 



Bright crimson, 
one of the best 



blooms 
bedding 



3.00 
8.00 



8.00 
15,00 
10.00 



2.50 


16.00 


1.50 


10.00 


.90 


6.00 


•75 


5.00 


.90 


6.00 


.90 


6.00 



Abutilon. Sorts 

achyranthes, dark blood-red 

— Bright Crimson 

— Green, Veined White .... 

Ageratum. Blue 

Alternanthera, Dwarf Scarlet . 

— Dwarf Yellow 

Alyssum, White. Sweet scented . 
Antirrhinum, Mixed. Snapdragon 
Asters, Assorted Colors, Mixed . . 

— W t hite, Pink, Crimson, and Blue; 
each color separate 40 

Begonia, Vernon. Flowers red, bronze 

foliage 1.25 

— Vesuvius. 
all summer, 
sorts 1.50 10.00 

— Tuberous-Rooted. May be grown 
in partial shade or in the full sunlight if 
kept moist. They bloom continually 
from July until frost and produce a 
gorgeous effect. Strong plants . . . 1.25 

— Rex. For shady situations .... 2.00 
Caladium esculentum. Strong plants. 1.50 
Carnations. Strong Plants for 

Summer Flowering. White, pink. 
red, and yellow; each color separate. 

Each, .25; 

— Marguerite, Mixed Colors . . . 
Centaurea Gymnocarpa. Dusty Miller, 
Cockscomb Dwarf. Various colors . . 
Coleus, Verschaffelti. Red foliage . 

— Golden Bedder. Yellow foliage . . 

— Princess Royal. Bright red with 
golden edge 90 

— Fascination. Mottled, yellow, red 
and green 90 

Daisy, English. Assorted . . . . . .50 

— Paris Golden. An admirable plant 
both for bedding and cut flowers . . 1-5° 

— Paris White 1.50 

Dianthus Heddewigi. Japan Pink . .60 
Feverfew, Golden. Dwarf golden- 
leaved 50 

— Double White. Valuable for cutting, .90 

Fuchsia. In variety 1.25 

Geranium. Alphonse Ricard. Deep 

scarlet, semi-double 1.25 

— Beaute Poitevine. Salmon pink, 
double 1.25 

— Commodore Nutt. Double crimson . 1.25 

— La Favorite. Double white, very 
fine 1.25 

— Ivy-Leaved. Elegant for edges and 
hanging baskets. Assorted varieties . 1.25 

— Rose-Scented. Fragrant foliage . . 1.25 

Heliotrope. Sorts 1.00 

Hollyhock, Double. Mixed colors . 2.00 

— Single. Mixed colors 2.00 

Lantana delicata. Rosy purple; trail- 
ing 1-25 

Lobelia, Dwarf Blue. For edgings . .60 
Lemon Verbena. Very fragrant foliage, 1.50 
Marguerite. See Daisy. Paris Golden. 
Marigold. Dwarf French. Yellow and 

maroon 60 

'—Tall African. Lemon and orange . .60 

Each. 
MUSA ENSETE. Abyssinian Banana . . .50 
Larger Plants. Stock limited . 1.00 




6.00 

6.00 
3-5o 

10.00 

10.00 

4.00 

3-5o 

6.00 

10.00 

10 00 

10.00 
10.00 

10.00 

10.00 
10.00 
7.00 
12.00 
12.00 

8.00 

4.00 

10.00 



4.00 
4.00 

Doz. 

5.OO 

IO.OO 



Paris Golden Daisy. True Marguerite. 



Nasturtium, Dwarf. Assorted colors 
Pansy, Large-Flowered Mixed 

— Giant Fancy. Finest strains . 
Petunia, Single. Assorted colors 

— Double. Choicest sorts 
RlClNUS. Castor Oil Bean. Sorts 
Salvia splendens. Brilliant scarlet 
Stock. Double German. Assorted 

— Perpetual Double White. Excel 
lent for cutting 

Swainsonia galegifolia alba. Elegan 
white pea-shaped flowers .... 

rosea. Rosy pink .... 

Verbena. Assorted colors . . . 
Zinnia, Exhibition Prize. Mixed . 



Per doz. 
60 

50 

75 
90 

25 
25 
25 

75 



Per 100. 
$4.00 
3.OO 
5.00 
6.00 
IO.OO 
8.00 
8.00 
5.00 



•75 5-°° 



■50 
■50 
.60 
.60 



CLIMBING PLANTS. 

Each. Doz. 

cobea scandens 1 5 $1.25 

moonflower 1 5 i.50 

Nasturtium, Tall 10 .60 

Senecio Scandens. German Ivy . .15 1.25 

Vinca. Trailing sorts . . . . .25 2.50 



12.00 

12.00 

4.00 

4.00 



100. 

$9.00 

10.00 

4.00 

8.00 

18.00 



Each. 

•50 



PLANTS FOR VASES. 

Drac^na indivisa. Graceful centre plant for 
vases, bears the sun. Doz., $5.00 .... 

FlCUS ELASTICUS. Rubber Plant. Makes a good 

vase centre 1.00 

Hydrangea Otaksa. The variety usually seen 
in tubs, flowers, pink or bluish : Large plants 
in pots for display this season. Each$i.25to 2.00 

Plants in large tubs. Per tub, $6.00 to $10.00. 



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CANNAS. 



The Cannas we offer are plants in growth, not dormant roots. They will be ready for delivery in April. 

CHOICEST FRENCH CANNAS. 

CROZY'S LARGE-FLOWERING TYPE. 
These are of dwarf compact growth, bearing large 

trusses of brilliant flowers which are of long duration and 

are the best for general bedding purposes. The va- 
rieties in the following list are the cream of the Crozy 

type. Each. 

Admiral Dewey, or Tarrytown. A superb bed- 
ding sort; large trusses of deep red flowers; leaves 
green. Doz., 2.00 .20 

Ami Pichon. Large scarlet truss. Doz., 2.00 . .20 

Antoinb Roozen. Nnv. One of the finest Cannas, 
flowers brilliant crimson in magnificent trusses. 
Doz., q.oo . 



Avalanche. Light yellow. Doz., 5.00 . . . 

Charles Henderson. Crimson with gold; com- 
pact truss; free blooming. Doz., 1.50 

Comte de Bouchard. Yellow, blotched with car- 
mine; large, broad petals. Doz., 2.00 

Comte de Sach. The finest self-colored crimson 
sort; flowers of enormous size, with broad, mas- 
sive petals. Doz., 4.00 

David Harum. This splendid new sort produces 
the finest flower trusses of any Canna having dark 
foliage, flowers bright crimson. Doz., 5.00 . 

E. G. Hill. Scarlet, marbled carmine. Doz., 2.00, 

Florence Vaughan. One of the best; flowers 
yellow, handsomely spotted. Doz., 1.50 . 

Frederick Benary. New. Large flowers, scarlet 
bordered with golden yellow; grows six feet high. 
Doz., 5.00 

G. O. Quintus. Bright orange red, edged with 
crimson. Doz., 2.00 

( Jolden Leopard. New. Large and free' bloom- 
ing; rich golden yellow lightly spotted with red. 
Doz., 5.00 

Hyde Park. Large, golden-yellow flowers spotted 
with crimson. The trusses are of enormous size 
and of long duration. Doz., 2.00 

King Edward. New. Yellow, shaded with bronze, 
charming color, large flower truss. Doz., 5.00 . 

Madame Crozy. Dazzling crimson-scarlet, bor- 
dered with golden yellow. Doz., 1.50 .... 

Merriam Lombard. Nearly white. Doz., 2.00 . 

Meteor. New. Light red, large dazzling truss. 
Doz., 5.00 

Mrs. William Stone. The darkest of all Cannas. 
The plant grows to a height of about four feet, 
bearing light green leaves and large trusses of 
rich dark crimson flowers. Doz., 2.50 

Paola Radaelli. Garnet, yellow edge. Doz., 2.00, 

P. J. Berkmans. Large, lustrous rosy carmine. 
Doz., 2.00 

Queen Charlotte. Scarlet with yellow edge. 
Doz., 1.50 



■50 

■15 
.20 



■5o 



.50 
.20 

.15 



Roslindale. Large trusses of golden-yellow flow- 
ers, spotted and blotched with carmine. One of 
the best. Doz., 2.00 

Rose of May. Rose carmine. Doz., 2.00. 

Salmon Queen. New. The flowers are of large 
size forming massive trusses of pure salmon pink. 
Doz., q.co 



.20 
.20 



•5o 

.25 



•So 
.20 

•5o 

.20 

•5o 

.15 
.20 

■5o 

.25 
.20 

.20 

■15 




C0PV«lOHT I90Z 

BY R.« j.rflneuHARS-eo. 



- 



GIANT ITALIAN CANNAS. 



These grow taller and have larger leaves than the 
French Cannas. They are useful for tropical effects. 

Each, 20 cents; Per Dozen, $2.00. 

Alemannia. Flowers very large ; scarlet, edged with 

yellow; wide Musa-like leaves. 
America. Large, glowing red flowers; foliage dark red. 
Edouard Andre. Trusses of 9 to 12 large flowers, 

fiery red with orange-yellow spots. 
H. Wendland. Enormous flowers in large trusses; 

outer petals scarlet with golden border, inside fury 

red with yellow centre; broad, green leaves. 
La France. Brilliant orange-scarlet; lustrous dark 

foliage. 
Oceanus. Outer petals flame-color with border of 

golden-yellow; inner petals scarlet; leaves green. 
Pandora. Rich red flowers, margined and mottled 

with golden yellow. 
Pluto. Large and beautiful dark scarlet flowers. 



Sir Thomas Lipton. Gigantic flower trusses of 
richest crimson; one of the finest. Doz., 2.50, 

Souvenir de Madame Hardy. Chrome yellow, 
spotted carmine; large, handsome flowers of fine 
substance; grows tall. Doz , 2.00 20 

Souvenir deChargueraud. Soft red striped with 
deep red; fine flower. Doz., 2.00 25 

VAN Den Berg, Jr. Buff red, spotted. Doz., 2.00, .20 

By mail, add 5 cents 



DARK-LEAVED AND MIXED 

CANNAS. 

NIGRICANS. Very dark foliage, one of the best of the 

tall varieties. Doz., $1.50; each, .15. 
Mixed. Many sorts. Splendid for tropical beds and 

borders. Per 100, $10.00; doz., $1.50; each, .15. 

EACH FOR POSTAGE. 



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ROSES 




Spring is the best season in which to plant Roses. The soil should be deep and deeply dug, and it should be 
enriched with a liberal dressing of old rotten manure and some ground bone. The plants should be set so that the 
roots will be nine to twelve inches below the surface; when there are fibrous roots these should be separated and 
laid out horizontally, never bent or doubled over. 



HARDY HYBRID 

Strong Plants, each. .35; doz., $3.50: 100, $25.00 
Alfred Colomb. Brilliant carmine-crimson: large. 
Baron de Bonstettin. Velvety blackish crimson. 
Baroness Rothschild. Pale flesh pink; very fine. 
Beauty of Waltham. Bright light red. 
Boule de Neige. Pure white: free-blooming, strong 

vigorous habit. 
Capt. Havward. Bright crimson. 
Charles Lefebvre. Bright velvety scarlet. 
Clio. Flesh color, shaded in the centre with rosy pink 
Duke of Edinburgh. Vermilion. 
Dupuv Jamain. Very bright cerise. 
Earl Dufferin. Velvety crimson, shaded maroon. 
Fisher Holmes. Rich velvety crimson. 
Francois Michelon. Deep rose. 
General Jacqueminot. Brilliant scarlet-crimson. 
Gloire Lyonnaise. Fine chrome yellow. 
Jeannie Dickson. Rosy pink. 
John Hopper. Brilliant rosy-crimson. 
JULES Margottin. Bright cherry. 
La Francs. Bright lilac-rose: centre silvery white. 
Louis Van Houtte. Deep red, shaded with maroon. 



PERPETUAL ROSES. 

Mabel Morrison. White, faintly flushed with pink. 

Madame Gabriel Luizet. Fine satiny rose. 

Magna Charta. Bright pink suffused with carmine. 

Marchioness of Londonderry. Ivory white. 

Margaret Dickson. White, pale flesh centre, exqui- 
site form; petals large and of good substance. 

Marie Baumann. Rich carmine-crimson. 

Merveille de Lyon. White, with delicate blush shade 
in the centre; very large and full, perfect form. 

Mrs. John Laing. Beautiful soft pink; large, full, and 
fine shaped, with a most delightful fragrance. 

Mrs. R. G. S. Crawford. Rich, clear rose pink. 

Monsieur Bonceme. Velvety dark crimson. 

Paul Nevron. Deep rose; very large. 

Pride of Waltham. Delicate flesh color. 

Prince Camille de Rohan. Velvety crimson 

Sbnatbus Vaisse. Dazzling red. 

Sir Rowland Hill. Port-wine color. 

Ulrich Brunner. Cerise red, large, full, globular 
flower; one of the best red sorts. 

VICTOR Verdier. Deep rose: centre bright rose. 

Xavier Olibo. Velvety black, shaded with amaranth. 



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HARDY CLIMBING ROSES. 

The Farquhar. The finest hardy climbing Rose bloom- 
ing a few days later than the Crimson Rambler and 
continuing long beyond that variety. The flowers are 
bright pink in color; quite double, and produced in 
dense trusses. They arc very serviceable for cut flower 
use, much more so than those of any other Rambler, 
and have been most effectively used for table decora- 
tions and corsage sprays. The foliage forms a dense 
mass of glossy, rich, green color, giving an effect like 
Encdish Ivy. It is of remarkably vigorous growth, 
plants grown by us having made canes over twenty feet 
in length in one season. Awarded a Silver-gilt Medal 
by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society when first 
exhibited in 1902, and a First Class Certificate (the 
highest award) by the Royal Dutch Horticultural 
Society at Amsterdam, Holland, in 1904. 

Mr. W. R. Smith, Curator United States Botanic Garden, 
Washington, D.C., writes : 

" / saw your nexv Rose, * The Farquhar? wIick it first 
bloomed, with its raiser, Mr. Jackson Dawson, of the Arnold 
Arboretum, and was so pleased with it that I at once pronounced 
it a rose for the people/' 

Strongest plants. Each,. 75; doz., $7.50; 100, $50.00. 
Good plants (2 years). Each, .50; doz., $5.00; 100, 
$30.00. 

A limited number of Extra Heavy Pot Grown Speci- 
mens. Each, $1.50; doz., $15.00. 

Lady Gay. A seedling from the popular Crimson 
Rambler, which it resembles in habit of growth and 
general effect. The flowers are of a delicate cherry 
pink color, which fades to a soft white. The foliage 
is very profuse and of a glossy deep green shade. The 
effect of a plant in full bloom, with the combination 
of the soft white flowers, the cherry buds, and the deep 
green foliage, is indeed most charming. The plant is 
a vigorous grower and perfectly hardy. Field-grown 
plants, each, $1.00; extra strong plants, each, $1.50. 

Debutante. A beautiful new rambler, bearing clusters 
of soft pink double flowers having a sweet briar fra- 
grance, and especially suited for climbing or trailing. 
Each, $1.00; doz., $9.00. 

Sweet-heart. It is a strong grower with glossy* dark 
green foliage. The flower buds are bright pink; the 
blossoms, however, open white, very double, 2 1 /i in. 
in diameter; fragrant. Each, $1.00; doz., $9.00. 

Crimson Rambler. Blossoms in immense clusters, of 
a brilliant crimson color. 

Flowering plants. Each, .25; per doz., $2.50. 
Extra large plants. Each, .50; per doz., $5.00. 

Yellow Rambler; Aglaia. Double flowers, yellow 
in the bud, but almost white when open. Each, .50. 

Baltimore Belle. White; large; double. Each, .50. 

Carmine Pillar. Rosy carmine; very early. .50. 

Gem of the Prairies. Crimson; fragrant. Each, .50. 

Gloire de Dijon. Buff, centre orange. Requires 

protection in winter. Each, .50. 
Madame Plantier. White. Each, .50. 
Multiflora, or Seven Sisters. White. Each, .50. 
Queen or the Prairies. Bright red. Each, .50. 



EVER-BLOOMIXG ROSES. 

Each, .35; per doz., $3.50; per 100, $25.00. 
Caroline Testout. Bright rose pink, large full flower; 

fragrant. 
Kaiserix Augusta Victoria. Ivory white; very free 

blooming; a superb rose. 



EVER-BLOOMING ROSES — Continued. 

Liberty. Brilliant velvety crimson; blooms freely; 
flowers last longer than any other garden Rose; excel- 
lent for cutting. 

Perle des Jardins. Bright straw color, large and full 
flower. 

These Ever-blooming Roses should be banked up with 
earth and the wood protected with straw during winter. 



IARDY MOSS ROSES. 

doz., $4.00. 
Fine deep rose. 



Each, .50 
Baronne de Wassenair. 
Blanch Moreau. Large white 
Crested. Deep rose-pink. 



TREE ROSES. 

These are grafted on hardy stems about four feet in 
height. Each, $1.00; six for $5.00; doz., $10.00. 

Caroline Testout. Bright rose-pink, full and fragrant. 
Frau Karl Druschki. Beautiful pure white. 
Madame Gabriele Luizet. Fine satiny rose. 
Ulrich Brunner. Cerise red; large bloom. 

VARIOUS ROSES. 

Dawson. This splendid new Rose forms a bush about 
four feet in height, having long arching branches 
covered with double deep pink flowers. It is highly 
esteemed for landscape planting. Each, .30; doz., 
$3.00; 100, $20.00. 

Multiflora. Elegant rose for landscape work, grow- 
ing five to six feet in height ; small single white flowers 
in clusters, followed by orange colored berries. Each, 
.30; doz., $3.00. 

Rugosa Varieties. These Japanese Roses grow in 
compact bushes, having glossy foliage and large, fra- 
grant flowers. The large red seed pods are attractive 
in autumn. Each, .50; doz., $4.00. 

Rugosa Alba. Large, single, pure white flowers. 

Rugosa Rubra. Single, beautiful rosy-crimson. 

Rugosa Rubra Fl. Plena. Double, rosy-crimson. 

Setigera. Valuable for natural effects and wild gardens, 
bearing large brilliant pink flowers in July. Each, 
.50; doz., $5.00. 

Sweet Briars Foliage deliciously scented. Each, .50. 
Amy Robsart. Lovely deep rose. 
Anne of Geierstein. Dark crimson. 
Flora McIver. White, shaded pink. 
Lord Penzance. Soft fawn, passing to yellow. 
Austrian Yellow Varieties. Each, .5o;'doz., $4.00. 
The showiest Yellow Roses in cultivation. 
Austrian Copper. Rich coppery yellow. 
Persian Yellow. Very deep and full. 
WlCHURIANA. Trailing species from Japan, valuable 
for covering banks and rocks, thrives near the sea; 
single: flowers white. Each, .25; doz., $2.50. 



EVERGREEN HEDGES. 

Owing to the great destruction of California Privet 
hedges during recent severe winters, there has been 
a demand for hardier Hedge Plants. To meet this 
we have grown a large supply of Norway Spruce 
and American Arbor Vita?. Hedges of these hardy 
evergreens are not only of more cheerful appear- 
ance during winter, but afford greater protection 
as wind-breaks to gardens and grounds they 
enclose. For sizes and prices see page 135. 



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HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS 

OLD-FASHIONED HARDY GARDEN FLOWERS. 







Delphinium Chinensis. 

This charming hardy Larkspur should be better known. 
The flowers run in shades of blue, many of remarkable 
brilliance, also pure white, and they are not excelled in 
beauty by any hardy flower. Those who like the blue 
Bachelor's Button for cutting will prize still more this 
very graceful and beautiful larkspur. A bed of tall lark- 
spur ^sce Delphinium^ Farquhar's Hybrids, page 126), 
with D. Chinensis interspersed or used for a border, is 
most effective. Per doz., $1.50; per 100. $10.00. 



The favorites of the old-time gardens are coming to the 
front, and deservedly so. No feature of the garden can 
be more satisfactory than a well -arranged Hardy Plant 
border, producing from April to November .a continuous 
succession of charming flowers, much more interesting 
than the usual greenhouse assortment, and- equally valu- 
able for garden embellishment and cutting purposes. The 
Hardy Plants have the advantage of greater permanency, 
requiring only cultivation enriching, a slight mulch during 
winter, and occasional checking of the more robust growers 
to keep the plantation in good condition for years. 

Where early flowers are desired we advocate the intro- 
duction of groups of Narcissi, Scillas, which bloom in 
April and May and should be planted in October, as well 
as Montbrietias, the hardier species of Gladioli and Lilies 
for summer blooming, and which may be planted in 
spring. _ 

We limit our list to varieties which have been found 
generally hardy and most desirable for the severe climate 
of New England. 



FARQUHAR'S COLLECTION OF 
HARDY FLOWERS. 

For purchasers who may not be familiar with the differ- 
ent sorts we offer the following collection for succession of 
bloom from early spring until November : 



12 distinct species or varieties, our selection 

-, - a ct ct c< .; c< 

-Q (( (( It C( .< C(, 

JQQ (( «( 11 it it CC 



$1.50 
2.75 

5.00 
9.00 




Achillea Ptarmica Fl. Pi. "The Pearl." 

Masses of white flowers; blooms all summer. Doz., $i.co* 
ioo. $10.00. ' 



It. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



125 



HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS — Continued. 



Name. 



j lit. 

in 
IFeet. 



Acanthus Mollis. Bear's Breech 
Achillea millefolium roseum. Pink 

Milfoil 

— Ptarmica Fl. Pl. •■ 1'iik Pearl" . 

— TOMENTOSA. Yellow Yarrow . . 
ACONITUM AUTUMNALK. Monk's Hood 

— Napellus ... 

Adonis vernalis . • 

Agrostemma corona k i a. Mullein 

Pink 

ajuga reitans rubra 

alstr02mer1a aurantiaca .... 

Alyssum rostratum 

— SAXATILE COMPACTUM. Gold Dust . 

anchusa 1 talica 

Anemone Japonica ' 

ALBA 

RUBRA 

Whirlwind 

ANTHEM1S TINCTORJA. Hardy Mar- 
guerite 

AnTHERICUM LlLIAGO. St. Bernard's 
Lily ' . . . 

— LlLIASTRUM MAJOR. St. Bruno's 
Lily 



' i A 

li 
4 



I 

3 

2-3 

2-3 

3 -3 

2-X 



AQUILEGIA CHRVSANTHA. C olden Col- 
umbine 

ALBA 

— CGERULEA. Rocky Mountain Blue 
Columbine 

AI.BA 

— Haylodgensis 



lh 



I* 
Ik 



— Mixed Sorts 

ARABIS ALPINA. Flock Cress . . . . £ 
Armeria maritima Laucheana. Sea 

Pink or Thrift \\\ 

Asclepias tuberosa. Butterfly Weed 

ASPHODELUS LUTEUS. Asphodel . . . I 

Aster alpinus Speciosus !i 



— amethystinus 

— Xov.e Angll-e 

alba. New 

ROSEA 

— UMBELLATUM 

Baitisia australis. False Indigo . . 
Bellis perennis Pl. Pl. English 

Daisy 

BOCCONIA CORDATA. Plume Poppy . . 
Bolton i a asteroides 

— LAT1SQUAMA 

CALLA ALBA MACULATA. Spoiled Calla . 
Cali.irhoe involucrata. Peppy Mal- 
low 

Campanula alliari/Efolia . . . . 

— CARPATICA. Carpathian Bells . . 

— GLOMERATA. Clustered Bell-flower . 

— MEDIA. Canterbury Bells . . . . 



CALYCANTHEMA. Clip- a lid- Salt 

cer Bell-flozver '2 

— persicifolia grandielora alba . 2 

MOERHEIMI. New . . . .1-2 

CGERULEA 2 



I k 

4-8 

5-6 

3-4 



Mo. of 
Flow-, 
ering., 

7^8~ " 



Color of 
Flower. 



White 



5-10 
6-10 

6-8 

7-9 
7-8 

4-5 

6-9 
5-6 

7-9 

6-7 

4-6 

6-10 

8-10 

8-10 

8-10 

8-10 

6-9 

5-6 

5-6 

5-7 
5-7 

5-7 
5-7 
5-7 

5-7 
4-6 

5-9 
7-9 

6-7 
5-6 



Pose . 
Pure while 

Deep yellow 
Dark blue . 
Dark blue . 
Golden yellow . 

Bright crimson. 
Blue . . . . 
Orange spotted 

crimson . 
Golden yellow . 
Golden yellow . 
Deep blue . 
Deep rose . ] 
White . . ' 
Car mute 
White; double J 

Yetloio . . . 



Pure white. . 

White, fragrant. 

Yelloiv . 
White . . . 

Blue .... 

White . . . 
Shades of blue . 

Many colors 
White . . . 

Pink .... 

Deep orange 

Yellow 
Deep blue 



9-10 Amethyst blue 



9-10 
9-10 
9-10 
9-10 

6-7 

4-6 
6-8 
8-10 
8-10 

6-7 

6-10 

6-7 
6-9 
6-9 

6- 7 



6-7 

6-8 
6-8 
6-8 



Bluish purple 
While . . 

Pink . . . 
White . . 

Dark blue . 

White or pink 
Creamy white 
While . . 
Pink . . . 
White . . 

Crimson 

While . . 
Blue . . . 

Violet Blue. 
Blue, pink or 
white . 

Blue, pink o> 

white . 
White . . 
White, double 
Blue . . . 



Use, Soil, Position, Treatment, 
etc. 



Price. 



Each.! Doz. 



Ornamental; deep soil; sun; bold! 
decorative leaves .... \%o. 25 



Useful for cutting; sun .... 
One of the bes* plants for garden 

effects and cutting 

Effective horde plant; sun . 
Handsome plants for border and f 
shrubbery ; sun or shade . \ 
Desirable spring flower .... 

Sun or shade 

Dark purple foliage in masses 

Excellent for cutting; deep soil . 
Useful for massing; sun . . . 
Showy rock and border plant . 
Broad foliage, large flower heads. 
Invaluable plants for f$iooo 
garden display and cut j 10.00 

10.00 



flowers in autumn 



A 



Per 100 I 10.00 
Useful for massing and cutting 



Very free grower . 

Of very graceful habit . 

Large handsome flowers 
The largest white sort . 
Hybrids of the Rocky Mountain 
Columbine .... 

Per 100, $9.00 
Borders and rockeries . 

Borders and rockeries; sun 
Showy plant for borders and wile 

gardens; sun . . 
Fragrant, lily-like flowers 
Rockery or border plant; ofgrea 

value for cutting 
Lovely border plant . . 



Flowers in panicles . 
Border or wild garden 



Per 100, $3.50 
Lawn groups and shubbery 
Aster-like flowers; borders and j 
shubberies. Per 100, $10.00 ( 
Beautiful leaves, spotted white 

Rockeries and wild gardens 

Nodding flowers 

Borders and rockeries .... 
Borders and wild gardens . 



Biennials. 



Biennials. 



Per 100, $6.00 



$8.00 



Splendid for cutting . . 
Large salver-shaped flowers 



'5 
[ 5 
15 
'5 
15 
»5 
15 

• J 5 



$2.50 



1.50 



■ l 5 
•15 

■ 2 5 
•15 



50 
5° 
50 

5°" 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 

1.50 



.10 1.00 
.10 100 



15 1.50 
15 1.50 



1. w 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 

1.50 



15 


1.50 


20 


2 00 


20 


2.00 


l 5 


1.50 


l S 


1.50 


l S 


1.50 


l S 


1.50 


l S 


1.50 


l S 


1.50 


10 


•5° 


*5 


1.50 


l 5 


1.50 


l 5 


1.50 


10 


1. 00 


15 


1.50 


l S 


1.50 


l 5 


1.50 


l S 


1.50 



10 I. 00 



1.25 
1.50 

2.50 

1.50 



126 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS —Continued. 



Name. 



Carnation Her Majesty. Hardv Pink. 



Ht. Mo. of 

in Flow- 
Feet, ering-. 



Color of 
Flower. 



5-7 



— Hardy German \\ 16-9 

— PLUMARIUS CYCLOPE jl£ \S~1 



Cassia Marylandica . . . 
Cedronella cana . . . 
Centaurea macrocephala 

— MONTANA 

— — ROSEA 

Chrysanthemum Hardy, 

Globe d'Or 

Marie Antoinette . 

Mizpah .... 

rosinante .... 

Sceur Melaine . . 

Strathmeath . . . 

Tiber 

Trojan 



2k 
2 

3 



Pompon 



b-io 

6-7 
6-8 

6-8 

2 6-8 



Clematis Davidiana 



— recta . . 

Convallaria 

Valley. 



majalis. Lily of the 



Large Dutch Clumps 



Coreopsis grandiflora 2 

— ■ lanceolata 2 

Crinum Powellii 2-3 

alba J2-3 

Light Rose. New 

Daphne cneorum . . 
Delphinium. Larkspur 

Farquhar's Hybrids .... 3-5 



— Chinensis 

alba 

— formosum 

ccelestinum 

sibiricum 

Dianthus barbatus. See Sweet 
William. 

— diadem aiis. Diadem Pink . . . 



ik 

3-4 
3-4 



~ — Plumarius. See Carnation. 

DlCTAMNUS FRAXTNELi.A. Gas Plant . 2.\ 

Dielytra spectabilis. Bleed in 

Heart 2 

Digitalis purpurea. Foxglove ... 2 



alba .... 

I VERY' S Sl'i-'TTED 



DoDECATHEON MEADIA. American 

Cowslip . 1 

Echinacea purpurea. Rudbeckia pur-\ 

purea. Giant Purple Cone-flower . . 12^ 
ECH1NOPS EX ALT ATA. Globe Thistle . 3 

— ritro 3 

Erigeron speciosus 2-i 

Eryngium alpinus amethystinum. 
Sea Holly 2-3 

EUPATOR1UM FRASERI 2-3 

Euphorbia corolla ta ji£ 

FUNKIA SUBCORDATA GRANDIFLORA. 

Giant Day Lily 'i£ 



9-10 
9-10 
9-10 
9-10 
9-10 
9-10 
9-10 
9-10 

6-8 

6-7 

5-6 

6-10 

6-10 

7-8 

7-8 

7-8 

5" JO 

6-10 



6-10 

6-10 
7-10 
7-10 
6-10 



6-10 

6-7 

5-6 
6-7 

6-7 
6-7 

4-5 

7-9 
7-9 
7-8 
6-10 



7-8 

8-10 

7-8 



Pure 10 kite . 

Various . 
Pi?ik, dark cen 

tre . = 
Yellow . 
Criinson . 
Golden yellow 
Violet . . 
Rosy red . 

Golden yellow ~\ 
Pink . . . 
Crimson . . 
Blush-rose . 
Pure -white . > 
Rosy pink . 
Bronze . 
Maroon, yel- 
low centre J 
Pale blue 

Pure white . 

White . . . 

Golden yelloiv "I 
Golden yellow J 
Deep rose . . 
Pure white . 
Bea utiful pink. 
Deep pink . . 

Plight azure to 
dark blue, 
ana from del- 
icate laven- 
der to purple. 

Light and bright 
shades ofbhte. 

Pure white 

Deep blue . 

Sky blue 

In tense blue 



Use, Soil, Position, Treatment, 
etc. 



Clove scented 



White, p in k, 
and crimson. 

Rosy Crimson . 



Price. 
Each. Doz. 



borders and cut- 

Per 100, $12.00 

Single and double. " " 38.00 



ting. 



Useful for edgings and cutting 
Fiowers in pretty racemes . 
Strong cedar fragrance . . . 
Esteemed for cutting. 



Most useful for autumn display ■ 
and cutting. The flowers con- 
tinue beautiful, and may be 
cut in abundance, long after < 
other out-door flowers are de- 
stroyed by frost which does 
not readilv harm these . 



Adapted to partial shade; fra- 
grant 

Sun; handsome as a bush . . 

Moist, shady ground. 

Per 100, $25.00 

Showy, graceful and invaluable f 

for cutting. Per ioo, $10.00 \ 

1 Elegant bulbous plants, with f 

> large, trumpet-shaped flow- \ 

\ ers ( 

Edgings, constant bloomer . . 



Stately decorative plants for 
masses, beds and clumps; the 
tall flower spikes are superb for 
decorations. Per 100, Si 2.00 



So. 20 
■!5 

■ l S 

•*5 

•*5 

•15 

•*5 

•15 

• J 5 

■ l 5 
• J 5 
•!5 



■25 



.40 
•15 

•*5 

•5° 

•5° 

• 2 5 
.50 



Per 100, Sio.oo 
Per 100, Sio.oo 



.20 



< l S 
11 



Per 100, $10.00 



Useful for edgings. P'er 100, S6.00 



!5 

l S 



,10 
*5 



S2.00 
1.50 



•5° 

•5° 

• =;o 



■5° 
.50 

•5° 

•50 
•50 
■5° 
■5° 
•50 



2.50 
2.;o 



4.00 
1.50 
1.50 

5.00 
t;.oo 



5.00 



2.00 



1.50 
i.;o 



1.5c 



Pink . . . . J 
White spotted 

and crimson. 
While . . . 
White and rose 

spotted . . 



Partial shade, and naturalizing 
in Avood lands. Per 100. Sio.oo 



Rosy purple 



Rosy purple 
Pale blue 
Deep steel blue . 
Purplish lilac . 



Amethyst blue 
White . . 
White . . 



Partial shade 



15 
■*5 



l S 



Stately plants for clumps . . 

Strikingly beautiful 

One of the prettiest and freest 
blooming perennials. 

Per 100, Si 2.00 
Shrubbery and wild gardens . 
Useful for cut flowers .... 
Valuable for cutting 



r 5 
15 



,20 
.20 



.20 

■ 2 5 
.15 
.10 



1. 00 
i.;o 



i.;o 



I.sO 



i.;o 



i.;o 



1.50 
2.00 
2.00 



2.00 
2.50 
1.50 
1. 00 



6-8 ■ Pure white. 



Shrubbery borders, and shade 



15 1.50 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



127 



HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS —Continued, 



Name. 



FUNKIA TENUIFOLIA 

— UNDULATA MEDIA VARIEGATED 



Gaii.lardia grandiflora 

Galium boreale. Bed Straw . . . 

Gypsophila acutifolta. Baby's 
Breath 

— PANICULATA 

Helenium AUTUMNALE. Helen Flower. 

— Bolanderi 

— grandicephalum striatum . . . 

Helianthus LJEvis. Sunflower . . 

— rigidus Miss Mellish 

— multiflorus. Double Hardy Sun- 
flower 

Helleborus niger. Christmas Rose . 
Hemerocallis aurantiaca major . . 

— disticha flore pleno 

— FLAVA. Yello7u Day Lily .... 

— Middendorfii 

Heuchera Sanguinea 

Hibiscus Crimson Eye 



Swamp Mallow 

Althcza 



— moscheutos. 

albus 

Hollyhock, Single Mixed. 

Rosea 

— Double Mixed Colors . . . . 

Separate Colors 

Hypericum Moserianum. St. John's 

Wort 

Iberis sempervirens. 

Candytuft 

(ncarvillea Delavayi 



Evergreen 



Crested Iris . 

German. See p. 
Japanese. See p. 



105. 
105. 



Gay 



Iris cristata. 

— germanica 

— k/empferi. 

— orientalis 

— panchrea 

— Siberica 

Lathyrus LATIFOLIUS. Everlasting Pea, 

ALBUS 

Lavandula Vera. Lavender . . . 
LlATRls pycnostachia. Kansas 

Feather 

— spicata 

LlLIUM. See special list pages 106-7. 

LlNUM PERENNE. Flax 

LX)BELIA CARDINALIS. Cardinal Flozver. 

— SYPHILITICA 

LUPINUS POLYPHYLLUS Lupin . . . 
ALBUS 

lilacina 

Lychnis ciialcedonica 

alba 

— Haageana 

— Viscaria Fl. Pl 

Lysimachia Clethroides 

Lythrum ROSEUM SUPERBUM. Rose 

Loose Strife 

Mertensia VIRGINCA. Blue Bell . . 
MONARDA DIDYMA. Bergamot . . . 

Alba 

— Mollis 

Myosotis alpestris Victoria. Forget- 

Me-Not 

— palustris grandiflora . . . . 



Ht. 



iMo.of 
in Flow- 
Feet, erirtff. 






3 
4 

4 
1 

2-3 
2-3 
2-3 
I £-2 

2 
4 

4 
4 

5 
5 






2 

2 

24 

8 

8 

ih 

4 
24 



6-8 
7-8 

6-10 
7-9 



7 

7-9 

8-10 

8-9 
7-10 



7- 



10 
-10 

-9 
-4 



7- 
3- 
6- 
6- 
6- 
6- 
6- 

H 



7-9 
7-9 



6-10 

4-5 
6-9 

5 



6-7 

5-6" 

7-8 
7-8 
7-8 

7-9 
7-9 



2h 



3 

3 

3 

2 

2 
ii 
ik 
3 

3 
ih 

2k 
2i 
24 

i 

4 



6-9 

8-10 

8-10 

6-10 

6-10 

6-10 

6-9 

6-9 

5-6 

6-7 
6-9 



7-9 
5-6 
7 -8 

7- 
7-8 



Color of 
Flower. 



Light purple . 
Lilac . . . . 

Red and yellow. 
White . . . 



White . . 
White . . 
Pure yellow 
Yelloiv, brown 

centre . 
Yellozv, striped 

crimson . 
Yellow 
Orange yellow 

Golden yellow 
White . . 
Deep orange 
Rich orange 
Yelloiv . 
Bright yellow 
Coral-red . 
White, crim- "] 

son centre 
Pink . . . f 
White . . 



Various . 



Golden yellozv 

Pure zvhite . 
Rose pink . 

Pale blue 



Violet blue 
Yellow . 
Light Blue 
Rose . . 
White . 
Blue . . 

Rosy purple 
Deep purple 



Blue . 

Cardinal red 
Clear blue . 
Dark blue . 
White . . 
Lilac . . 
Intense scarlet 
White . . 
Orange scarlet 
Deep red 
White . . 



Deep rose . 
Light blue . 
Bright scarlet 



8 White 



5-7 
4-10 



Bright blue 
Bright blue 



Use, Soil, Position, Treatment, 
etc. 



Leaves variegated green 

while, desirable for edgings 
Desirable fur cutting . . 
Delicate flower sprays prized 



cutting 



Exquisite for cut flowers 
Beds and shrubbery clumps 

Splendid for cutting . . . 

Rich and striking flower, 

decorative .... 



Double dahlia-like flowers 



Very large flowers 
Double flowers 
Fragrant .... 



Thrive best in moist soil 



nd 



for 



very 



Per 100, $12.00 
12.00 
15.00 






One of the finest plants . . 

Rockeries and edgings . . . . 
Beautiful gloxinia-like flowers in 

erect clusters 

Desirable for edgings . . . . 



Rich, moist soil 



Beautiful climbers for trellises ) 

or fences \ 

Very fragrant 

Very attractive flower spikes . . 



Border or rockery 
Moist soil . . 



Fine for naturalizing. Per ioo,$S.oo 



Rich sandy loam 



Flowers double 



Per 100, $6.00 



Naturalizes well 

Extremely beautiful native plant 
Desirable for wild "nrdens 



Compact habit. Per 100, $6.00 
Shady border or rockery. 

Per 100, $6.00 



Price. 
Each. Doz. 



$0.15 

•15 
15 

15 

15 

15 
15 

15 

■'*s 

*5 
15 

■IS 

•5° 

•5° 

■25 

10 

.20 
*5 

J 5 
15 

• J 5 

,20 
,20 

•25 

.20 

•15 

■25 

• J 5 



< l 5 
15 

■ l 5 

■25 

■ 2 5 

15 

15 

l 5 

15 
15 
15 
15 

15 

J 5 
J 5 
15 
10 

x 5. 
15 



■IS 
15 
15 
15 
15 

,10 



;i.5o 

1.50 
1.50 

1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 

1.50 

1.50 

1.50 
1.50 

1.50 

5.00 
5 00 
2.50 
1. 00 
2.00 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 

2.00 
2 00 
2.50 

2.00 

1.50 

2.50 

1.50 



50 
5° 



2.50 
2.50 
1.50 



1.50 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1. 00 
1.50 
1.50 



1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 

1.0c 



.10 1. 00 



128 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS — Continued. 



Name. 



CExothera FRUT1COSA major. Evening 
Primrose 

— Lamarckiaxa 

— Youxgi 

P.eonia. Pceony. See page 108. 
Papaver NUDICAULE. Iceland Poppy . 



— orientale. oriental poppy . 

Parkmanii 

Royal Scarlet 

Pextstemox atropurpureus . 

— barbatus cocci xeus. Chelone bar 
bala 

TORREYII 

— PUBESCEXS 

Phlomis TUBEROSA 



Ht. 


Mo. of 


in 


Flow- 


Feet. 


ering;. I 


2 


6-8 


n 



7-9 


lV-2 


6-9 


I 


4-10 


o 
J 


5-7 


3 


5-7 


3 


5-7 


3 


6-9 


3 


6-9 


3 


6-9 


1Y2 


6-7 


4 


6 



Color of 
Flower. 



Use, Soil, Position, Treatment, 
etc. 



Price. 



Each. Doz 



Golden yellow , 

Yellow 

Bright yellow . 

White and yel- 
low to deep or- 
ange-scarlet 

Orange-scarlet . 



Dark scarlet 
Deep scarlet . 
Dark red, zvhite 
throat . 

Scarlet . . 1 



Rosy purple 
Purplish rose 



Adapted to naturalizing. 

Per 100, $6.00 So. 10 
Flowers three to four inches I 
across. Per 100, $6.00 .10 

Per 100, $6.00 .10 



Rockeries and borders; their 
graceful, bright colored flow- 
ers are invaluable for table 
decorations. Per 100, $10.00 

Shrubbery and wild gardens. 
Per 100, $10.00 



The strongest growing sort . 

Graceful flower spikes 

Rockery and border plants, f 
Elegant for cutting. 

Per 100, $10.00 [ 



Adapted for naturalizing 



fSi.oo 

1. 00 
1. 00 



■15 

•15 

•25 



.20 



15 



15 
15 
15 



1.50 

1.50 

2.50 
2.00 



i.qo 



1.50 
1.50 
1.50 



PHLOX, HYBRID GARDEN SORTS. 

Among hardy herbaceous plants none are more gorgeous and more easily grown than these. They are per- 
fectly hardy, succeeding in any garden soil, and producing magnificent spikes of showy and lasting flowers, year 
after year, with comparatively little care. The varieties we offer are among the finest in cultivation and comprise 
the best and most distinct colors. 2 1 / -> to 3 ft. Each, .20; per doz., $2.00; per 100, $12.00. 



Aquillox. Bright, deep pink, with bright crimson eye. 
Astier Rehu. Violet purple, with white centre. 
Beranger. Salmon pink, suffused with white; rosy 

crimson eye. 
Bouquet Fleur. White, with deep rose eye. 
Bridesmaid. Pure white, with large crimson centre. 
Coquelicot. A fine pure scarlet with deep carmine 

eye; the brightest of all Phloxes. 
Eclaireur. Glowing crimson, with light halo; large 

flower. 
Esperance. Mauve, with white centre; extra fine. 



Eugexe Danzaxvilliers. Rosy lilac, white eye. very 

large. 
Faxtome. Large pure white centre, surrounded with 

clear violet. 
La Cygne. Pure white; splendid spike. 
Moliere. Salmon rose, with deep rose eye. 
Orxamext. Magenta with crimson eye; dwarf. 
Paxtheox. Fine deep salmon rose; fine form. 
Prof. Schliemaxx. Bright lilac rose. 
Rodin. Beautiful lilac, bordered rosy white. 
R. F. Struthers. Bright salmon pink, crimson eye. 



Phlox divaricata . 

— subulata alba. Moss Pink . . 

rosea 

Physostegia virginiana 

Platycodox grandiflora. Chinese 

Bell Flower 

alba 

Mariesi 

ALBA 

POLEMOXIUM COERULEUM. Jacob's 

Ladder 

ALBUM 

RlCHARDSOXI 

Pyrethrum roseum. Single Hybrids. 



Uligixosum. Giant Daisy 



Raxunculus acris Fl. Pl. Double 

Buttercup 2 

Rehmaxxia axculata 2V0 

RUDBECKIA FULGIDA. Brilliant Cone 

Blower j 2% 



ft 

y 3 



IY2 

iy 2 

I 
I 

I 

IY2 



5-6 

4-5 
4-5 
7-9 



Lavender blue 
Pure white . 
Pink . 
Rosy lilac 



5-10 Violet blue 
5-10 1 While 
5-10 Rich violet 
5-10 White 



6-7 
6-7 
6-7 
6-9 



7-9 

4-6 

7 



Deep blue 
White . . 
Sky blue . 
Shades of pink 

crimson and 

white . 
White ) yelluw 

centre . 

Golden yellow 
Deep rose 



Borders; fragrant . 
Rockeries and borders 



Very ornamental 



15 
10 
10 

15 






| Borders; elegant spikes of $.15 
j cupped flowers . . . (.15 
) Borders; cup-shaped flowers 



inches across 



Borders and shrubberies 



{:! 



8-9 I Brilliant or 



Beautiful for borders and 
among the best flowers for 
cutting. Per 100, $10.00 

Useful for cutting .... 

Desirable for wild gardens . 
Gloxinia-like flowers . 



15 
15 

15 



■15 

■IS 

I 

.10 
.20 >: 



1.50 
1. 00 
1. 00 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 



1.50 

1.50 

1. 00 
2.00 



Wild gardens. Per 100, $8.00 .15 j 1.25 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 
HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS —Continued. 



129 



Name. 



RUDBECKIA LANCEOLATA GOLDEN GLOW 



— Newmanii 



— Superb a subtomentosa 



Salvia azurea grandiflora 
— pratensis. Meadow Sage 
Santolina cham^cyparissus. 

der Cotton 

Saponaria ocymoides sp'lendens 
Saxifraga crassifolia .... 



Laven- 



SCABIOSA CAUCASICA 



Sedum spectabile var. Brauni 
Silene Virginica. Fire Pink . 
Spiraea aruncus 

— astilboides 

— aurea reticulata . . . . 



— JAPONICA 

COM PACTA MULTIFLORA . . 

— PALMATA 

Statice Gmelini. Sea Lavender. 

— latifolia 

Stellaria Holostea. Stitchwort 
Stokesia cyanea 



Sweet William Mixed. Dianthus bar- 
batus . • . . . . 



— White 

— Crimson 

Thalictrum adiantifolium. Meadow 

Rue 

Thermopsis caroliniana 

Trillium grandiflorum. Wood lily . 
Tritoma Express. Red-hot Poker . . 

— Pfitzeri 

uvaria grandiflora 



NOBILIS . . , 

Trollius europ^eus. 



Globe Flower 



— caucasicus, " Orange Globe " . 

Valeriana officinalis 

Vernonia nove boracensis . . . 
Veronica amethystina .... 

— INCANA 

LONGIFOLIA SUBSESSILIS .... 



VlNCA MINOR 

Myrtle . , 
Viola cornuta. 

Tufted Pansy . 

Silver Queen 

Yucca filamentosa. 



Periwinkle or Trailing 
Blue Perfection. 

Adam's Needle . 



Ht. 

in 

Feet, 



5-6 



24 

4 

4 



i4 
i 

3 
3 
i4 



2 

3 
i4 

h 
i 



ih 



5 

2 

3 
3-4 

4 

4 

ii 
i4 

2 

3-6 
i 

2 
2 



Mo. of 

Flow 

ering 



7-9 



7-10 

7-9 

8-9 
6-8 



5-6 
4-6 

6-8 

8-10 
6-8 

6-7 
6-7 
6-7 

6-7 
6-7 
6-7 
6-8 
6-8 

5-7 
7-10 



6-9 



5-6 

6-7 

4-5 

7-9 

7-10 

8-10 

8-10 

5-8 

5-8 

6-7 
9-10 

5-7 
7-9 
6-10 



5-7 

4-10 
4-10 

6-7 



Color of 
Flower. 



>Deep yellow 



Golden yellow, 

cone ?naroon . 

Lemon yelloiv, 

cone purple . 
Sky-blue . . . 
Rich blue . . 
Foliage silvery 

white . . . 
Rosy crimson . 
Pale rose . . 

Pale blue . . 

Bright rose . . 

Crimson . . 

White . . . 

White . . . 

White . . . 



White . . 
White . . 
Rosy crimson 
Violet blue . 
Blue . . . 
White . . 
Sky blue 



White, pink, 
crimson . . 



Creamy zvhite . 

Yellow . . . 

White . . . 

Orange scarlet 

Orange scarlet 
Crimson, shaded 

yellow 
Bright scarlet . 
Bright yellow . 



Rich orange 
Purplish white. 
Dark purple . 
Amethyst blue . 
Violet . . . 
Rick blue . . 



Blue . . . 

Mauve . . 
White ^ . . 
Creamv white 



Use, Soil, Position, Treatment, 
etc. 



Shrubbery clumps; flowers like 
double Cactus Dahlias, valua- 
ble for cutting. Per 100, #8.00 



Fine for cutting 



Pyramidal form, branching . . 

Free blooming 

Flowers in long spikes . . . . 

A dwarf spreading plant, useful 

for carpet beds and borders . 



Grows in any position; 

some broad leaves . , 
Borders and cutting. 

Per 100, 
Clumps and borders . , 
Borders and wild gardens . 
Long, feathery panicles 



hand- 



.12.00 



Foliage dark green veined golden 
yellow. Per 100, $12.00 



Large, feathery flowers . . . 
Very brilliant. Per 100, $8.00 

Rockwork or border . . . 



Border or rockery 

One of the best native plants; ex- 
quisite for cutting . . . . 



Borders. 



Per 100, 

K H 



#6.00 
$6.00 
$6.00 



Foliage like maiden-hair fern 
Wild gardens and shrubberies 

Shade 

The earliest to bloom . . . 



Lawn and shrubbery clumps. 

Per 100, $15.00 



Borders and cutting. 

Per 100, $12.00 



Fragrant ..... 
Clumps among shrubs 



Silvery leaves 

One of the best hardy plants, with 

showy flower spikes a foot long; 

blooms from June until frost. 
Per 100, $12.00 
Dwarf evergreen used to cover 

shady ground. Per 100, $8.00 
Partial shade ....... 



Effective and striking in any posi- 
tion; one of the most decorative 
hardy plants. Per 100, $15.00 



Price. 



Doz. Each 



$1.25 
I.25 

I.25 

I.50 



I. OO 
I.50 

2.50 

2.00 
I.50 
I.50 
I.50 
I.50 

2.00 



I.50 
I.50 

1 5° 
2.50 

1.50 



1.50 
1.50 



1. 00 
1. 00 
1. 00 

1.50 

1.50 
1. 00 



$0.15 



l S 

*5 
*5 
2 5 

10 

15 

25 

20 

l S 
15 
15 
J5 

20 

15 

J 5 
15 
25 
15 
J 5 

■15 



2.50 
2.50 

2.50 

2.50 



2.00 



1.50 
2.00 
1.50 
1.50 



2.00 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 



2.50 



.10 
.10 
.10 

•15 

■ l S 
.10 

• 2 5 
•25 

•25 

•25 



.20 

•35 
•!5 
.20 

•*5 

•!5 



.20 

• J 5 
•'5 
,ic 



•25 



HARDY ORNAMENTAL GRASSES. Each. Doz. 

Arundo donax. Grows in dense clumps, 9 feet in height $0.25 $2.50 

variegata. Foliage striped white .25 2.50 

Eulalia JAPONICA FOL. VITTATIS. Long, graceful striped foliage; 4 ft 25 2.50 

zebrina. Long leaves, elegantly barred with yellow .25 2.50 

Gynerium argenteum. Pampas Grass. Elegant silvery plumes; 10 ft 50 5.00 



130 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE 




Tritoma hybrida Express. 

Tritoma Hybrida Express. A T ew Summer-blooming 
Flame Flower. The earliest of all Tritomas, growing 
3 to 4 feet in height and producing an abundance of 
elegant orange-scarlet flower-spikes during July, August, 
and September. The foliage is tall and slender, giving 
the plant a very graceful appearance. Each, .25; 
doz., $2.50; per 100, $16.00. 





arl s ^ 



Lychnis Haageana. 
Lychnis Haageana. This is a hybrid variety with large 
single flowers which vary from pale salmon to rich crimsoo, 
the predominating color being orange scarlet. The flowers 
begin to come in May and continue for two months or longer. 
Per doz , $1.00; per 100, $6.00. 



Hypericum Moserianum. 

Hypericum Moseriamm. St. John's Wort. A most 
valuable plant for edging shrubbeiy borders or per- 
ennial beds, growing a foot in height and bearing a 
profusion of large golden yellow blossoms. It begins 
to flower in June and is constantly in bloom until 
severe frost. Each, .20; per doz., $2.00. 




Anemone Japonica. 
Anemone Japonica. The Japanese Anemones come in two 
colors, white and pink; both varieties being very desirable 
fall-blooming plants, either for garden decoration or for cut- 
ting. Per doz., $1.50; per 100, $10.00. 



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131 



CARNATIONS. 

NEW AND STANDARD VARIETIES. 

We offer small young plants out of 2 1 /£-inch 
pots of the varieties most generally grown by 
the leading specialists. 

Enchantress. This is perhaps the largest and 
finest Carnation in cultivation. The color is 
exquisite '•'Daybreak" pink; form perfect; 
flowers double, full, and supported on tall, 
erect stems. Doz., $1.50; per 100, $9.00. 

Fair Maid. The flower is of the same color as 
Enchantress, but not quite so double. This 
variety is valuable for its extreme earliness. 
Doz., $1.25; per 100, $8.00. 

Flamingo. The color of this new sort is brill- 
iant scarlet; the flowers of large size, of fine, 
full form, and come on long stiff stems. It 
holds its color well and gives indication of being the best 
scarlet variety. Doz., $1.75; per 100, $12.00. 

Harry Fenn. A magnificent crimson sort; flowers large and full; 
very free blooming. Doz , $1.25; per 100, $8.00. 

J. H. Manley. Rich, deep scarlet, large bloom of fine substance. 
Doz., $1.50; per 100, $9.00. 

Mrs. T. W. Lawson. The largest, strongest, and best deep pink Carnation, indis- 
pensable to every grower. Doz., $1.25; per 100, $8 00. 

Mrs. Patten. A new sort of high grade for either private or commercial cultivation; 
large, full, doubl,e flowers of the purest white, daintily marked with Lawson pink. 
Very early and a free bloomer. Doz., $1.75; per 100, $12.00 

Queen. Pure white, large, full flower, a grand commercial variety. Doz., $1.25; 
per 100, $8.00. 

White Lawson. A pure white sport from Mrs. T. W. Lawson, and having the gen- 
eral characteristics of size and strength of its parent. Doz., $1.75; per 100, $12.00. 

CALCEOLARIA BURBIDGEL 

This remarkable new species grows to a height of six feet, forming a dense, erect bush. The foliage is of 
rich green surmounted by erect trusses of clear canary yellow flowers. As a bedding plant it was conspicuous in 
the London parks last summer, frequently forming a centre surrounded by French Cannas. In the United 
States it will doubtless thrive best in partial shade or where the soil is rather moist. 

It is also grown extensively as a winter decorative plant in 5 or 6-inch pots, in which the height is diminished 
to 3 or 4 feet. Each, .25; doz., $2.00; per 100, $12.00. Delivery in May. 




LOBELIA TENUOIR. 

A beautiful new species growing to 12 or 15 inches in height, and with stems and foliage of the same delicate 
appearance as the dwarf bedding varieties. The flowers are of bright cobalt blue about an inch in diameter, borne 
on erect branching sprays. It is valuable as a bedding plant and for cut flowers. Doz., $1.50; per 100, $10.00. 
Delivery in May. 

VERBENA ELLEN WILMOTT. 

During last winter this new large-flowered white Verbena was grown extensively in Hamburg, Germany, for 
cut-flower use. Verbenas thrive so well in our climate that this novelty is likely to prove of great value both for 
bedding purposes and cutting. It has not produced seeds, and its propagation is by cuttings only. Doz., $1.50; 
per 100, $10.00. Delivery in May. 



NEW CHRYSANTHEMUMS EROM JAPAN. 




Silver Crest. Beautiful silvery 
white erect flower, having slender, 
quilled, upright petals; very grace- 
ful and of most artistic effect as a 
cut flower. 

Daisy. Semi-double, pure white 
flowers in elegant trusses, each truss 
appearing like a bunch of daisies. 

Kami. Very large, double flower, in 
color rosy blush; the petals quilled, 
very long, slender, and gracefully 
waved. 

Amida. Pure canary yellow; large 
flower, petals quilled and slender; 
quite double, but of light, graceful 
form. 

Urashima. Large double flower, 
composed of long wavy, ribbon-like, 
pure white petals which are curiously 
feathered. 

The above new Chrysanthemums, 
each, .35; doz., $3.00; per 100, 
$18.00. The set of five varieties, one 
plant of each, $1.50; by mail, $1.75. 



Upper flower. SILVER CREST: lower flower. DAISY. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



133 



HARDY ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS. 



Each. 

• -35 
.50 



Almond, Double Pink. May. Do/., 3.00 . 

White. May. Doz., 3.00 .... 

Althea. Purple, Red, or* White. Sept. Doz. 
3.00 35 

— Variegated Foliaged. Doz., 4.00 ... .50 
Azalea, Ghent. Magnificent large-flowering hy- 
brids, in various fine colors. Jure. Doz., 10.00, 

— Mollis. Large, showy, fragrant. Doz., ic.oo, 

— ARBORESCENS. Native white, fragrant variety; 
succeeds best in partial shade. June. Doz., 4.00, 

— CALENDULACEA. Native yellow. Doz., 3.00 . 

— Vaseyi. Forms a compact bush, covered in 
July with brilliant pink blossoms; one of our best 
shrubs. Doz., 4.00 

Baccharis halmifolia. Feathery white flowers. 

September. Doz., 4.00 

Berberis purpurea. Dark purple foliage. Doz., 

2.50 

— Thunbergii. Japati Barberry. Dwarf; hand- 
some, shining foliage. June. Doz., 2.50 . 

— VULGARIS. Common Barberry. June. Doz., 
2.50 

Calycanthus floridus. Spice Bush. Brown 
flowers; fragrant. June to September. Doz., 
400 

Chionanthus virginicus. Fringe Tree. White. 
June. Doz., 4.00 . . , . ..... 

Clethra alnifolia. Sweet Pepper Bush. White; 
intensely fragrant; very fine. Doz., 3.O0 

Colutea arborescens. Bladder Senna. A hand- 
some and interesting shrub; its bright yellow 
flowers and large transparent seed pods appear- 
ing throughout the summer. Doz., 4.00 , 

Corchorus japonicus flore pleno. Kerria. 
Double orange-yellow. June-July. Doz., 3.00, 

variegata. Green and white foliage. Doz., 

3.°° 

Cornus Florida. Dogwood. Large, open, white 
flowers. May. Doz., 4.00 

— alba. Red Osier. Bark deep red. Doz., 3.00, 

— SANGUINEA. Red bark. Doz., 3.00 .... 

— SIBERICA. Scarlet Dogwood. Bark scarlet. Doz., 

3-0° 

— STOLONIFERA. Red-tivigged Dogwood. Doz., 



3-50 



1. 00 
1. 00 

oo 
•35 



•50 
•5o 
•25 
•25 
•25 



Desmodium PENDULIFLORUM. Sweet Pea Shrub. 
Red and violet pea-shaped flowers; Autumn 

Deutzia crenata fl. pl. Pride of Rochester. 
Double white; very beautiful. June. Doz., 3.00, 

rosea. Double pink. Doz., 3.00 

— gracilis. White; very free; dwarf. June . 

Eleagnus LONGIPES. Orange red fruit, edible. 
Doz., 4.00 

Euonymusatropurpureus. Burning Bush. Pur- 
ple; in clusters. June 

EXOCHORDA GRANDIFLORA. Pearl Bush. One of 
the finest shrubs, with numerous loose clusters of 
pure white, starry flowers. Highly recommended. 
May. Doz., 4.00 

Forsythia Fortunei. Upright growing; golden 
yellow; free. May. Doz., 3.00 ..... 



— suspensa. Weeping Golden Bell. Pendulous 
habit, covered with yellow, drooping flowers. 
April. Doz., 3.00 

Hydrangea paniculata. The original form of 
hardy Hydrangea brought from Japan. The 
flowers are less dense, more erect, and more 
graceful than the paniculate form usually seen. 
Doz., 3.00 . . 

— paniculata Grandiflora. The showiest of 
autumn shrubs, bearing immense heads of creamy- 



•5o 
•50 
•35 

•50 

•35 

•35 

•5o 
•35 

•35 

•35 

•50 

-35 

•35 
•35 
•35 

•5o 

•50 

•50 
•35 

•35 



• 35 




New Large-flowering Lilac. 



white flowers, turning to pleasing shades of red. 
Flowering plants, 2 years old. Doz., 2.50 
Extra large plants, 3 years old. '* 5.00 
Ilex verticillata. IV inter berry. Beautiful 
orange red berries which remain during winter. 

Doz., 5.00 

Kalmia latifolia. Mountain Laurel. Doz., 5.00 
Large imported plants. Doz., 10.00 
Extra large size. Doz., 15.00 . . . 
Lilac, Common Purple. Syringa. Very fragrant. 
May. Doz., 2.50 

— Common White. Fragrant; May. Doz., 3.00, 

— Charles X. Reddish purple; trusses large; 
vigorous 

— Madame Lemoine. Double white .... 

— Marie Legraye. The finest white sort . . 

— Persian Pink. Large and fine. Doz., 5.00 . 
White. Doz., 5.00 

— Rothmagensis. Rouen Lilac. Reddish-lilac, 
immense flower trusses. Doz., 5.00 .... 

— Souvenir de Louis Spaeth. Dark purplish red, 
Lonicera tartarica. Bush LLoneysuckle. Pink; 

sweet-scented. May. Doz., 3.00 

— Morrowii. White flowers in May, followed by 
bright red fruit during summer and autumn. 
Doz., 3.00 

— ruprechta. Large deep pink flowers in May; 
large red fruit. Doz., 3.00 

Privet California. Glossy foliage, almost ever- 
green. Doz.. 2.50 

Prunus Pissardi. Purple- Leaved Plum . . . 

— TRILOBA. Double pink flowers. May . 



Each. 

•25 
•50 



.50 
•50 

1. 00 

1.50 



•25 

•35 



1. 00 
1. 00 
1. 00 

•50 
•50 

•50 

1. 00 

.35 



•35 

•35 

•25 
•50 
•50 



134 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



HARDY ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS — Continued. 



Flowering 



Flesh-colored, double 
Currant. Yellow 



Pyrus malus baccata. 

RlBES AUREUM. 

Doz., 3.00 

— sanguineum. Red. Doz., 3.00. . . . 

SAMBUCUS AUREA. Golden Elder. Broad, golden 
yellow leaves. Doz., 4.00 



Each. 
•SO 

•35 
•35 



•50 




Rhododendron. 



RHODODENDRONS. 

NATIVE VARIETIES. 

Maximum. Suitable for clumps in shady or partially 
shady situations, also useful to form backgrounds for 
R. Catawbiense and the Hardy Hybrid sorts. Plants, 
3 ft., bushy, each, 2.50; doz., 25.00. 4 to 5 ft., 
bushy, each, 4.00 to 5.00; doz., 40.00 to 50.00. 
Carload price on application. 

Catawbiense. Very hardy and of compact bushy 
growth, suitable as a border for R. Maximum and for 
forming compact clumps. Plants. 2 ft., each, 1.00; 
doz., 10.00. 

IMPORTED VARIETIES. 

Hardy Hybrids. We import annually a large assort- 
ment of the best English-grown, large-flowering, hardy 
sorts. These are the most satisfactory of all Rhodo- 
dendrons for general planting, for lawn groups and 
for borders near the residence. The colors are brill- 
iant, running chiefly in white, pink, rose scarlet, and 
crimson. Fine plants, each, 1. 50; doz., 18.00; 100, 
125.00. Larger plants, each, 2.00; doz., 24.00; 
100, 175.00. Specimen plants, each, 2.50 and 3.00; 
doz., 30.00 and 36.00: according to size. 

Each. 
Spir.-ea CALLOSA alba. White. May. Doz., 3.00 .35 
- Anthony Wateker. Brilliant rosy carmine 



flowers in dense clusters. Uoz. 



> j- 



50 



03 



- opulifolia aurea. White flowers in clusters: 
golden foliage. May. Doz.. 3.50 35 



Ea 



ch, 

35 



j-y 



Erect growing shrub 



•35 

•3S 
•35 
•5o 



Spiraea prunifolia flore pleno. Bridal Veil. 
Double white; very free; May. Doz., 3.50 

Reeyesii fl. pl. White, double flowers. Doz., 3.50, .35 

— Thunbergii. Very ornamental, narrow, willow- 
like foliage: flowers white. Doz., 3.50 . 

— Van Houttei. One of the finest shrubs; pen- 
dulous; pure white flowers in clusters. Doz., n ,oO 

Stephanandra flexuosa 
with elegant fern-like foliage 

Syringa, Golden. Pailadelphits aurea. Foliage 
golden yellow; fine; June 

— Lemoinei. Small, white, fragrant flowers; June, 

— Sweet-Scented. Philadelphia Coronarius. 
White, fragrant, orange-like flowers; June. Doz., 
3-°° 

Large flowered. Doz.. 3.50 .... 

Symphoricarpus racemosus. Snoruberrv. Flowers 
pink with pure white berries in the fall ; July 

— Vulgaris. Coral Berry. Dark red berries . 

Viburnum cassinoides. Rich foliage, flowers 
white. May-June. Doz.. 3.50 

— dentatum. Clusters of deep blue berries. 
Doz., 3.00 

— opulus. Snowball, or Guelder Rose, handsome 
in flower and in fruit. Doz., 2.50 

— tomentosum. yapanese Snowball. Pure white 
flowers in large round trusses. Doz., 4.00 . 




•SO 

•35 

•25 

■25 

•35 

•35 
•25 
•5c 



Weigelia Rosea. 

Weigelia Abel Carrikr. Bright crimson. Doz., 
5.00 5° 

— Eva Rathke. Fine deep crimson flowers. June 

to October. Doz., 4.00 50 

— rosea. Large rose flowers; June. Doz., 3.00, .35 
VARIEGATA. Pink, foliage variegated ; Doz., 

3-oo 35 

Zanthori/.a APHFOLIA. Splendid dwarf spreading 
shrub with green feathery foliage. Doz.. 3.00 . .30 



BOXWOOD TREES. 

Pyramidal. 3 to 3% ft. Each, $2.00; doz., $20.00. 3^ to 4 ft. Each, $2.50; doz., $25.00. 4 to 5 ft. Each, 
$5.00 to $6.00. Standards. 15-inch diam. Each, $2.00; doz., $20.00. i8-inch. diam. Each, $3.00; doz., 
$30.00. Bushes, 2% to 3 ft. Each. $1.50; doz., $15.00. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



135 



HARDY CLIMBING PLANTS. 



AKEBIA Quinata. Dense clover-like foliage, purple flowers 
in clusters. Each, .35; doz., $3.50. 

AMPKLOPSIS VeitCHII. Japanese Woodbine. Known as 
Bos/on /vy;.ihc beautiful hardy climber, conspicuously at- 
tractive on our finest streets and buildings. 

One-Year Plants. Each, .20; doz., $2.00; 100, $12.00 

ir>. l« -» or,- 20.00 

doz., 



Two- Year Plants. 

— QuiNQUiCFOUA. 

$2.50. 
Aristolochia Sipho. 
flowers pipe shaped. 



30; 
J hrginia Creeper. 



3.00; 
Each, 



•25: 



$2.50. 
Each, 

; doz., 

Each, 



Dutchman'' s Pipe. Yery large folinge; 
Two sizes. Each, .75. 
BlGNONlA, or Trumpet Flower. Handsome, large scarlet 

flowers. Each, .50; doz., $5.00. 
Celastrus Scandens. Roxbury Wax- Work, A bold, vig- 
orous vine; orange-scarlet. Each, .35; doz., $3.50. 
Honeysuckle. Belgian. Yery sweet; red and buff flow- 
ers. Each, .30; doz., $3.00. 

— Hall's Japan. White, fragrant. Each, .25; doz., 

— Japan Variegated. Leaves yellow and green. 

.35; doz., $3.00. 

— Red Trumpet. Monthly blooming. Each, .35 
$3.50. 

Hop Vine. Suitable for covering walls, arbors, etc. 
.25; doz., $2.50. 

Matrimony Vine. Lycium Chinense. Purple flowers fol- 
lowed by bright scarlet berries. Each, .25; doz., $2.50. 

Periploca Gr.eca. Handsome and vigorous. Each, .35; 
doz., $3.50. 

"Wistaria, Chinese Purple. The finest of climbing plants; 
purple flowers. Each, .50; doz., $5.00. 

White. Each, .50; doz., $5.00. 

CLEMATIS. 

Paniculata. This lovely white variety, with its thou- 
sands of fleecy, small, star-like flowers, is one of the 
finest climbing plants. It is deliciously fragrant; a 
very rapid climber ; flowers freely the first year, and is 
perfectly hardy. Flowering plants, each, .25; doz., 
$2.50; ioo, $20.00 Extra large plants, each, .50; 
doz., $5.00. 




Clematis paniculata. 
One of the best; fine, rich purple. 



Each, 



Jackmanni. 

•75- 
Jackmanni Alba. One of the finest whites. Each, 

■75- 

Miss Bateman. Pure white; creamy band down each 

petal, .75. 



HEDGE PLANTS. 



Per Doz. Per 100. 
Arbor ViT/E. Transplanted, i^to 2 feet, $1.50 $10.00 

Heavy. 2 to 2V2 fe^t .... 3.00 20.00 

BaPvBErry, Common. iMj to 2 feet . . 1.50 
Thunberg's. 18 inches 2.25 



Hemlock Spruce. 
Lilac, Common 



2 to 3 feet 



7.50 
1.50 



10 00 
15.00 
55-°o 
10.00 



Per Doz. Per 100. 

Norway Spruce, i to i x /4 feet . . .$1.50 $10.00 

i ] /2 to 2 feet 2.00 15.00 

2V2 to 3 feet . 4.00 25.00 

Privet, California, i to \ x -> feet . . 1 00 6.00 



— 2 to 2V2 feet 



1.50 10.00 



ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES. 



Each. 

Ash, Mountain $0.75 

Beech, Purple 1.00 

Birch, Purple Leaved 1.00 

— White Cut-Leaf Weeping. 6 to 7 ft. . . 1.50 

Catalpa K/empferi 75 

Cercis Canadensis. Red Bud 75 

Elm, American. 8 to 9 ft 1.25 

GlNGKO. Salisburia adiantifolia. 6 to 8 ft. . I 
Hawthorn, Paul's Double Scarlet . . . i 

— Double White 1 

Horse Chestnut. 6 ft 1 

Red Flowering. 5 to 6 ft 1 

Double Flowering. 5 to 6 ft. . . . 1 

Sweet Chestnut. American. 4105 ft. . . 



00 
50 

5o 
00 
00 
00 

75 



Laburnum, Golden. 4 to 5 ft 75 



Larch, European. 3 to 4 ft 

Linden, American. 8 to 10 ft 1 

— European. 6 to 7 ft 1 

Magnolia atropurpurf.a. Chinese purple . . 1 



5o 
00 

5o 

5o 



Each. 

Magnolia conspicua. Chinese white . . . $r.;o 

— Lennei. Dark purple, very fine .... 2.00 

— Soulangeana. Large white and purple flow- 
ers 1.50 

Maple, Norway. 10 to 12 ft 1.50 

— Silver. 10 to 12 ft. 1.00 

— Sugar. 10 to 12 ft 1.25 

— Japan. Acer polymorphium atropurpureum. 
A most beautiful dwarf hardy tree; foliage 
coppery-red. 1V2 ft. Each, $1.00; 2 ft. . . 2.00 

— Wier's Cut-Leaf. 8 to 10 ft 1.00 

Mountain Ash. Clusters of red berries . . . 1.00 

Oak, Red. Quercus rubra 1.50 

Poplar Bolleana. 8 to 9 ft 1.00 

— Balsam. Balm of Gilead. 7 to 9 ft. . . 1.00 

— Golden. 5 to 6 ft 75 

LOMBARDY. 8 to IO ft 75 

Syringa Japonica. Tree Lilac. 4 to 6 ft. . 1.50 
Willow, Kilmarnock. Weeping .... 1.00 



136 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



HARDY CONIFERS. 




Each. 



AUREA. Golden Chinese Juni- 

per. Foliage of the twigs golden 
yellow; very beautiful, i^ ft. 
Doz., $15.00 $1-50 

VAR. SUECICA. Swedish Juni- 
per. Grows in the form of a neat, 
compact column ; foliage golden 
green. 3% ft. Doz., $7.50 . . .75 

— Japonica AUREA. Of erect con- 
ical habit ; golden foliage. 2 to 

2.% ft 2.00 

— VIRGINICA. Red Cedar. Well- 
formed, cultivated specimens of 
this native evergreen are highly 
ornamental. 2ft. Doz., #5.00 . .50 

PlNUS AUSTRIACA. Austrian Pine. 
A noble tree of rapid growth with 
massive horizontal branches cov- 
ered with long, thick, dark green 
foliage; very hardy. 1% to 2ft. 

to 2 y 2 

3 to 4 



Doz., $4.00; each, .50; 2 



Abies pungens Kosteriana. Colorado Blue Spruce. 



Each. 
Abies ALBA. White Spruce. Valuable for planting 
near the sea. 3 ft 75 

— BALSAMEA. Balm of Gilead Fir. Rich, dark green 
foliage, silvery underneath. 2 to 2% ft 75 

— CANADENSIS. Hemlock Spruce. Dark green foliage, 
valuable for partial shade. 3 to 4 ft 1.50 

— CONGO LOR. Colorado Silver Fir. One of the most 
beautiful and graceful evergreen trees, growing in 
symmetrical pyramid form, with long feathery foliage 
of silvery green color which curves upward. As a 
lawn specimen it is one of the most decorative trees 

and it is perfectly hardy. 2ft 3.00 

VIOLACEA. Foliage silvery blue. 2 ft. ... 3.00 

— EXCELSA. Norway Spruce. Serviceable for screens, 
shelter and clumps. 2 to 2% ft. Per doz., $3.00 . .30 
3 to 3V2 ft- Per doz., $5.00 50 

AUREA. Golden Created Spruce. The leaves on 

the upper sides of the shoots become golden yellow, 

2 to 3 ft. Per doz., $15.00 1.50 

— Pungens Kosteriana. The finest form of Colo- 
rado Blue Spruce. One of the hardiest and choicest 
Evergreens; foliage steel blue. 1 14 ft., each, $2.50; 



2 y 2 ft. 



• . . . . 5.00 

Larger specimens, each, $7.50 to $25.00. 
JUNIPERIS CHINENSIS. Chinese Juniper. A hand- 
some, compact bush, branches' slightly drooping ; 
foliage dark green. 1% to 2 ft 1.50 



ft. Doz., $6.00; each, .75. 

ft., bushy. Doz., $10.00 . . . 1.00 

— MUGHO. Dwarf Mountain Pine. 
An Alpine species extremely valu- 
able for exposed situations, of 

-"awarf, spreading habit, seldom 
over 4 ft. in height. The foliage 
is oi strong deep green color, and 
the branching growth of this 
beautiful bushy Pine makes it 
exceedingly desirable for lawn 
clumps, evergreen borders and 
terraces. It is one of the best 
evergreens for planting near the 
sea ; 12 to 15 inches ; broad spec- 
imens. Doz., $6.00 ..... .75 

— STROBUS. White or Weymouth 
Pine. Useful for screens, wind- 
breaks, and backgrounds. 3 to 
3% ft. Doz., $10.00 .... 1.00 

— SYLVESTR1S. Scotch Pine. One 
of the best trees for exposed situ- 
ations. 3 to 4 ft. Doz., $10.00 . 1.00 

Retinospora ericoides. Foliage 
coppery violet, turns green in 
winter. 1% ft. Doz., $8.00 . . .75 

— FILIFERA. Thread-like, droop- 
ing, light green branches ; pyrami- 
dal form ; graceful and beautiful. 
2% to 3 ft. Doz., $16.00 . . . 1.50 

AUREA. New. A golden 

leaved form of the preceding. 

2% ft 2.00 

— OBTUSA. A compact, pyramidal tree, dark green 
foliage, tinted bronze. 3 to 3% ft. Doz., $15.00 . 1.50 

— PLUMOSA. Forms a handsome pyramid of dense, 
feathery branches, fine, light green foliage. 2 ft. 
Doz., $5.00, each, .60; 3 ft. Doz., $12.00, each, 
$1.25 ; 4 ft. Doz., $20.00 2.00 

AUREA. One of the best Evergreens, forming a 

pyramid of rich golden foliage which holds its color 
the year round. It is one of the most brilliant and 
hardy conifers. 1% to 2 ft., each, $1.00; 2% to 3 ft., 
each, $2.00 Larger specimens, $3.00 to $20.00. 

SciADOPlTYS VERTIC1LLATA. Japanese Uffibrella 
Tree. A beautiful and most desirable Japanese 
evergreen of erect pyramidal growth with large, shin- 
ing, deep green foliage in umbrella-like whorls. Pro- 
tection of pine boughs or coarse matting is necessary 
during winter in Massachusetts. 2^4 to 3 ft., each, 
$3.00 ; 4 ft. specimens, each 6.00 

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS. American Arborvitce. Ex- 
tremely useful for screens, clumps or lawn specimens. 

3 to 4 ft. Doz., $5.00 50 

5 to 6 ft. Doz., $10.00 1. 00 

LUTEA. Nootka Sound Cypress. Yellow foliage. 

2 to 2% ft. Doz., $20 00 2.00 

2% to 3 ft 3-oo 

George Peabody. Golden yellow, very hardy. 

2ft i-5o 

SIBERICA. Siberian Arborvitae. 2ft 5 



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GRAPE VINES AND SMALL FRUITS. 




HOT-HOUSE GRAPES. 

Strong Planting Canes, each, $3.50. 

Alicante. Bunches large and usually shouldered; ber- 
ries large and oval, jet black and covered with a thin 
blue bloom. An excellent grape for late keeping, in 
flavor resembling the Black Hamburgh. 

Appley Towers. Bunches large; berries round and 
black with a rich blue bloom. An excellent sort for 
cold graperies; in season following Black Hamburgh. 

Black Hamburgh. Bunches large and well shoul- 
dered; berries large, roundish oval, deep blue-black 
with fine blue bloom; flesh tender, juicy, rich, and 
highly flavored. This is the best grape for general 
indoor cultivation, either in cold or heated graperies. 

Gros Colmar. Bunches large; berries very large, 
round, and black when well ripened. Flesh sweet and 
juicy but not rich. A handsome grape and one of the 
most profitable for market, but of only fair quality. 

Gros Guillaume. Bunches very large shouldered; 
berries of medium size, oval, purplish black; flesh 
sweet and juicy; a late grape of fair quality. 

Lady Downe's Seedling. Bunches large, berries of 
medium size, roundish oval and jet black when well 
ripened; flesh firm, sweet, and of rich flavor. A 
vigorous and prolific sort; one of the best late grapes. 

Madrasfield Court. Black Muscat. Bunches 
very large; berries very large, oval, black; flesh firm, 
juicy and melting, with rich Muscat flavor. A first 
class sort for either cold or heated graperies. 

Muscat of Alexandria. Bunches large, shouldered 
and rather loose; berries large, oval, of transparent 
pale amber color; flesh firm, sweet, and of richest 
flavor. This is the finest white grape cultivated. 
Requires a heated grapery. 

HARDY GRAPES. 

Good plants, each 35 cents. 
Campbell's Early, Black. Rich and sweet. 
Moore's Early, Black. Excellent early sort; large. 
Concord, Black. Vigorous grower; excellent flavor. 
Brighton, Red. Early; fine flavor; strong grower. 
Green Mountain, White. Sweet early white sort. 
Niagara, White. Hardy sort, of fine flavor. 



BLACKBERRIES. 

Per Doz. 

Dorchester. Large, black, oblong fruit; sweet, $1.00 
Snyder. Very sweet, large, and free .... 1.00 



CURRANTS. 

Fay's Prolific Red. Largest and finest . . 1.75 
White Grape. Early; very fine 1.00 



GOOSEBERRIES. 

Smith's Imperial. The best green variety . . 1.50 
Windham's Industry. Large red berries; sweet, 2.50 



STRAWBERRIES. 

Bi-sexual or staminate varieties marked S. are 
self-fertilizing. Pistillate or imperfect varieties marked 
P. require a staminate sort planted near them for fer- 
tilization. 

Layer plants, ready about April 20. Per 100, $1.00; 
1,000, $7.00. 

Pot-grown plants, ready about August 1 ; bear freely 
the following summer. Per 100, $3.00; 250, $7.00; 
500, $12.50; 1,000, $25.00. 

Brandywine, S. Excellent large fruit; late. 
Climax, S. Fine for preserving, slightly acid, 

season; very productive. 
Clyde, S. Favorite market sort, second early. 
Excelsior, S. The largest early sort; dark red. 
Glen Mary, S. Large, conical, bright red berries; 

firm and of fine flavor. 
Haverland, P. Vigorous; productive; fine quality. 
Marshall, S. One of the best; remarkable for its 

enormous size and delicious flavor; very vigorous. 
Miller, S. Excellent, sweet; medium size; early. 

Minute Man, P. Bears longer than others, excellent 
quality. 

New York, S. A delicious and productive early sort. 

Nick Ohmer, S. Fine; second early; glossy red. 

Parson's Beauty, S. Prolific, good flavor; light red. 

Sample, P. Excellent for either market or home use; 
prolific, large, firm, and delicious. 

Senator Dunlop, S. Large, dark red; early. 

Uncle Jim. Rich flavor; sweet, very large, deep crim- 
son; mid-season. 



mid- 



NEW STRAWBERRY 
COMMONWEALTH . 

This is the latest of all Strawberries; bearing large 
conical, deep crimson fruit, sweet and of quality equal 
to the well-known Bubach, when other sorts are past. 

Layer plants, ready about April 20. Per 100, $3.00. 

Pot-grown plants, ready about August 1. Per 100, 
$5.00. 

RASPBERRIES. 

Per dozen, $1.00. 
Cuthbert. Red, large, dark crimson; one of the best. 
Golden Queen. Yellow, large, of highest quality. 
Loudon. Best and hardiest; large and sweet. 
Marlboro. Red, very large berries. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 

HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS. 



Prices subject to change. 



FARQUHAR'S LAWN AND GARDEN DRESSING. 

The best fertilizer in the market for all garden and 
farm crops. It is as dry and fine as meal; made of dried, 
finely pulverized blood, bone, potash, and refuse meat. 
The mixture is in such good mechanical condition that it 
can be applied conveniently by any one. For gardens and 
lawns it is most excellent, being not a stimulant merely, 
but a plant food of lasting, enriching properties. Price, 
per ton, $50.00. 

10 lbs., for about 1,000 square feet, 50 cents. 

25 " " " 2,500 " " $1.00. 

50 " " " 5,000 " •' 1.75. 
100 " " " one-fourth acre, 3.00. 

FARQUHAR'S VEGETABLE # AND POTATO 
FERTILIZER. 

A new brand of extraordinary strength, being a com- 
plete fertilizer for vegetables and potatoes. It is very rich 
in phosphoric acid, potash, and nitrogen. Can be safely 
used alone. Apply 400 to 600 lbs. per acre, depending 
upon the previous manuring, cropping, etc., and present 
condition of the land. Price, per ton, $40.00; 100 lbs., 
#2.50; 50 lbs., $1.50; 25 lbs., $1.00; 10 lbs., .50. 

PULVERIZED SHEEP MANURE. 

PURITY BRAND. 

A soluble plant food highly recommended for all pur- 
poses where a first-class fertilizer is required. It is a pure 
natural manure, and has long been recognized as one of 
the most beneficial. As a top-dressing for lawns it is 
unequalled, being free from weed-seeds, and extremely 
stimulating. For lawns, it should be used at the rate of 
500 pounds per acre. As a fertilizing agent for plants, 
Lndoors and in the open garden, it is one of the very 
best. Price, ton, $35.00; half ton, $17.50; 500 lbs., 
$8.75; 100 lbs., $2.00; 50 lbs., $1.25; 25 lbs., .75; 10 
.'bs., .40; 5 lbs., .25; I lb., .10. 

PURE CANADA UNLEACHED HARDWOOD 
ASHES. 

Ashes lack ammonia and phosphoric acid, but contain 
potash and lime, which are essential, not only as plant 
food, but also as sweeteners of the soil and solvents of 
other plant food ingredients. So far as they supply 
potash and lime, they are " nature's plant food." These 
things have been extracted from the soil by the trees, 
and now we return them in the shape of ashes. Pure 
wood ashes is one of the best fertilizers for tup-dressing 
lawns, grass lands, and seeding down; also for fruit of all 
kinds, especially strawberries, peaches, and apples. They 
are exceedingly valuable for lawns, imparting a rich dark 
shade of green, destroying insects and bad weeds, par- 
ticularly moss, which is so common on lawns, loo-lb. 
bag, $1.25; 200 lbs., $2.00; ton, $16.00. In car load 
lots of from /j to 25 tons, at $1 1.50 per ton in bulk or 
£13.50 per ton in ico-lb. bags delivered at any freight 
station in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, 
Rhode Island, Connecticut, and to any station in Maine 
except points on the Maine Central R.R. 

PURE GROUND BONE 
Is made from the best quality of bone, finely pulverized 
by improved machinery. It is far superior to some 
ground bone in the market, which is often composed of 
refuse bones from which the plant-food has been largely 
removed in manufacturing glue and other products. 
Analysis : Nitrogen, equal to Ammonia, 3 to 4 per cent.; 
Phosphoric Acid, 22.80 to 25.23 per cent.; equal to 
Bone Phosphate, 50 to 55 per cent. Price per ton in 
>oo-lb. bags, $29.50; per ton in 100-ib. bags, $30.00; 
barrel, 250 lbs., $500; 100 lbs., $1.80; 50 lbs., Si. 00; 
25 lbs , .75 ; 10 lbs., .35. 



Net, except taker e noted, f. 0. b. cars Boston. 

INCH BONE FOR GRAPES, ETC. 
very best fertilizer for grape vines, fruit trees, 



The 
shrubs, and trees of all kinds. The pieces of bone vary 
from one-fourth inch to one inch in size. Should be 
used at setting out, mixed with the soil to the depth of a 
foot or more. Price, in bags or barrels, 2% cents per lb.; 
ton, $34.00. 

SCOTCH SOOT. 

A fertilizer and fungicide. One of the best remedies 
and preventatives for mildew, when mixed with sulphur, 
at the rate of two-thirds soot, one- third sulphur. As a 
fertilizer it promotes growth, and heightens color of 
Price, 100-lb. bag, $2.50. 



foliage and flower 



SALT. 

Valuable as a top-dressing for asparagus, etc. 
early in spring. Bag, 140 lbs., $1.25. 

CLAY'S FERTILIZER. 



Apply 



Imported. A safe, lasting, productive, economical fer- 
tilizer for all horticultural purposes. A reliable vitalizing 
medium for conservator}', greenhouse, and garden. Can 
also be used to prepare and preserve the lawn in splendid 
condition. Highly recommended by leading horticultur- 
ists in the cultivation of flowers, fruit, and vegetables for 
exhibition, pleasure, and profit in the highest perfection. 
Original bags, 112 lbs., $7.00; 56 lbs., $4.00; 28 lbs., 
$2.25; 14 lbs., $1.25; 7 lbs., .75. 



THOMSON'S 



VEGETABLE 



VINE, PLANT, AND 
MANURE. 
Thomson's Vine and Plant Manure is the result of long 
experience and experiment. It is so compounded as to 
combine immediate with lasting effects, and is a perfect 
food for the- Vine and other fruit-bearing plants; also for 
nearly all other Plants and Vegetables. PROPORTIONS 
IN WHICH THE MANURE MAY BE USED.- 
Vine Border. — For making up a vine border, *£ cwt. to 
the ton of loam. For surface dressing vine borders, 2 
lbs. per yard super, applied early in the season and 1 lb. 
per yard super after grapes are thinned; mix with a little 
fine soil when roots are quite near the surface; if not 
very near the surface, sprinkle the manure on and fork it 
in. In both cases give a slight watering. See that the 
thorough watering of the borders is done some time 
previous to the top dressing. Peaches, Nectarines, 
Figs. — For borders for peaches, nectarines, figs, etc., 
3^ cwt. to the ton of loam. Original bags, 1 12 lbs., 
$7.00; 56 lbs., $4.00; 28 lbs., $2.25; 7-lb. 



BRADLEY'S 



COMPLETE MANURES 
CROPS. 



Specially Adapted to Intensive Farming 

Gardening. 



tin, $1.00. 
FOR ALL 

and Market 



These manures are the richest and most effective fer- 
tilizers sold, as has been abundantly proved by results in 
the field. They are manufactured from the very best 
plant-food materials obtainable. In mechanical condition 
they are unequalled. They drill perfectly in any machine. 
They are divided into classes, based upon exhaustive field 
tests, and not upon theoretical experiments of the labora- 
tory, the fault of " special crop fertilizers," in which 
common sense and practical experience are sacrificed for 
the sake of theoretical hobbies. 

Bradley's Complete Manures are, in the fullest sense, 
" complete " fertilizers, and the several grades furnish 
complete plant-food in the best forms for all crops grown. 



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139 



HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS — Continued. 



PRICES FOR BRADLEY'S STANDARD FERTIL- 
IZERS. 

50-lb. loo-lb. 
bag. bag. Ton. 

Bradley's Superphosphate . . . . #1.00 #i. 80 #34.00 

Bradley's Potato Manure .... 1 .00 1.80 34.00 

Bradley's Complete Manure for Po- 
tatoes and Vegetables .... 2.00 38.00 

Bradley's Complete Manure for Corn 
and Crain 2.00 38.00 

Bradley's Complete Manure for Top 
Dressing Grass and Grain . . . 

Bradley's Complete Manure with 10 



2.00 38.00 



per cent. Potash 2.00 38.00 

Bradley's High Grade Tobacco Ma- 
nure' 2.45 48.00 

Bradley's Seeding- Down Manure . 1.80 34-QO 

Bradley's Eclipse Phosphate ... 1.50 28.00 

A discount of 5 per cent, on Bradley's Standard Fer- 
tilizers when cash accompanies order. 



AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS, FER- 
TILIZER MATERIALS, AND 
PLASTER. 

High Grade Sulphate of Potash. 90 to 95 per cent. 
Sulphate of Potash, 48 to 50 per cent, actual Potash. 
10 lbs., .50; 100 lbs , $3.50; in original bags, 224 lbs. 
each, #6.25; per ton, $50.00. 

Double Sulphate of Potash and Magnesia. 40 to 50 
per cent. Sulphate of Potash, 25 to 28 per cent, actual 
Potash. 10 lbs. .30; 100 lbs., $2.00; in original bags, 
224 lbs. each, #3.75; P er ton » $3°-oo. 

Muriate of Potash. 80 to 85 per cent. Muriate of 
Potash, 50 to 55 per cent, actual Potash. 10 lbs., .50; 
100 lbs., 33.00; in original bags, 224 lbs. each, $5.75; 
per ton, #45.00. 

Kainit. 23 to 25 per cent. Sulphate and Muriate of 
Potash, 12 to 13 per cent, actual Potash. 100 lbs., 
#1.25; 200-lb. bag, $2.00; per ton, #15.00. 

Nitrate of Soda. 96 per cent, purity, 19 per cent. 

Ammonia. 10 lbs., .50; 25 lbs., #1.00; 100 lbs., #3.00; 

in original bags, about 275 lbs. each, #7.50; per ton, 
#53.00. 

Sulphate of Ammonia. 24.75 P er cent - Ammonia. 10 
lbs., .75; 100 lbs., #5.00; 200-lb. bag, #8.00; per ton, 
#73.00. 

Dissolved Bone Black. 15 'to 18 per cent. Soluble 
and Available Phosphoric Acid. 200-lb. bag, #2.50; 
per ton, #22.00. 

Plain Superphosphate. 14 to 17 per cent. Soluble and 
Available Phosphoric Acid. 200-lb. bag, #2.00; per 
ton, #17.00. 

Dried Blood. 12 per cent. Ammonia. 200-lb. bag, 
#5.00; per ton, #43.00. 

Dried Blood. 15 per cent. Ammonia. 200-lb. bag, 
#5.50; per ton, #50.00. 

Fink Ground Tankage. 9 per cent. Ammonia, 20 per 
cent. Bone Phosphate. 200-lb. bag, #400; per ton, 
#37.00. 

Fine Ground Tankage. 6 per cent. Ammonia, 30 per 
cent. Bone Phosphate. 200-lb. bag, #3. 50; per ton, 
#30.00. 

Fine Ground Nova Scotia Plaster. White and fine. 
100-lb. bag, .75; 200-lb. bag, #1.25; per ton, #9.00. 



« 

" 4.00 
8.00 



Bowker's Ammoniated Food for Flowers. Made 
expressly for flowers grown in the house or garden; 
clean, odorless, and produces early abundant blossoms, 
greatly adding to the richness and brilliancy of color, 
health, and luxuriance of the foliage. It is clean and 
absolutely odorless, thus supplying a long- felt want by 
ladies and florists. Price, put up in neat packages 
with directions for use, No. 1, .15; No. 2, .25. If or- 
dered by mail, add 6 cents for No. 1, and 12 cents for 
No. 2, to prepay postage. 

Canary Guano. The best in the world for greenhouse 
and garden. Perfectly clean, may be used by a lady, 
unsurpassed for liquid application. Provides all the 
nutriment required by Bulbous Plants, Chrysanthe- 
mums, Ferns, Palms, etc. Sold in large tins as im- 
ported; full directions on each. Per original tin, .50. 

"CHEMICALS" FOR IMP. LIQUID PLANT 
FOOD. 

For high-grade growing under glass and oiii-of-doors. 

A clean, dry powder which entirely dissolves in cold 
water. It is the highest grade fertilizer known, or 
possible to make, and contains 63% actual plant foods. 

Guaranteed analysis Nitrogen, 15.1% == Ammonia 
18.3%; Phosphoric Acid, 21.5%; Potash, 26.1%. Is used 
dry, mixed with earth or sand, or is first dissolved in 
water. 
11 oz. when dissolved makes 50 gals, fertilizer, #.25 
55 oz. " " " 250 " " 1.00 

7 lbs. " " " 500 " 1.60 

20 lbs. " " " 1,500 " 

50 lbs. " " " 3,600 " 

100 lbs. " " " 7,200 " 14.00 

It does not change on keeping either dry or in solu- 
tion. 

Imperial Grass Fertilizer, a similar mixture for 
lawns and Golf Greens, very largely used, same prices as 
above. 

These fertilizers have been in constant use for six years. 

The Imp. Nozzle and Sprayer, for automatically apply- 
ing the solutions of above fertilizers, all brass, #2.00. 

PEAT, MOSS, POTTING SOILS. 

Charcoal. Price, per lb., .10; 100 lbs., #5.00. 

Silver Sand. For propagating, mixing with plant soils, 
etc. Price, per barrel, #2.50; bush., #1.50; peck, .50. 

Rotted Fibrous Peat. An excellent material for mix- 
ing with potting soils for many plants. This peat has 
been dug from an old bog and exposed for a number 
of years until it has become thoroughly decayed, and 
is very fine and light. Price, per barrel, #2.00; bush., 
#1.00. 

Orchid Peat or Fern Root. Price, per barrel, #2.75 ; 
bush., #1.50. 

Prepared Potting Soil. A carefully prepared soil for 
pot plants; composed of Leaf Mould, Peat, Loam, 
Sand, and a sufficient quantity of fertilizer. Price, per 
barrel, #2.00; bush., #I.oo. 

Sphagnum Moss. We furnish a Moss of excellent qual- 
ity for the gardener's use. We can supply it at most 
seasons freshly gathered or dried. Price, per bag, 
#1.50; bush., #1.00; bale, #6.50. 

Cocoanlt Fibre. Price, 125-lb. bag, #1.25; per ton 
#15.00. 



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Ant Destroyer. A specially prepared powder which 
will destroy or drive away Black Ants from lawns, 
trees, plants, houses, or other infested localities. 
Price, %-lb. can, .50; by mail, .60. 

Arsenate of Lead. For spraying trees. A remedy 
for Elm Leaf Beetle, Gipsy Moth, Brown Tail 
Moth, etc. Price, i-lb. tin can, .20; 5-lb. pail, .90; 
io-lb. pail, $1.70; 20-lb. pail, $3.40; 50-lb. pail, 
$8.00; 100-lb. keg, $15.00. 

Aphis Punk. Nikoteen. It kills bugs under glass. 
.60 per box 1 doz. rolls, $6.50 per ca.se 1 dozen boxes. 
3 rolls will fumigate 1 00-foot house. 

Bordeaux Mixture, Lion Brand. A valuable and 
indispensable fungicide for grape growers, ensuring 
larger crops and finer grades and preventing failure. 
Successful against black rot, mildew, and rust. Being 
in liquid form, it is very convenient to handle. One gal- 
lon will make 50 gallons of spraying liquid by the ad- 
dition of 49 gallons of water. Price, I -gal. patent 
cans, $1.00; i-qh cans, .40. 

Dry Bordeaux Mixture, Powell's Improved. 
Ready for use by simply adding water. Lb. box 
makes 5 gallons spray, .20; 5-lb. box makes 25 gallons 
spray, .75; 10-lb. box makes 50 gallons spray, $1.25; 
25-lb. box makes 125 gallons spray, $3.00; 300-lb. 
barrel makes 1,500 gallons spray, $27.00. 

Bowker's Pyrox. A combined insecticide and fungi- 
cide for fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers. Kills can- 
ker worms, rose worms, caterpillars, etc., and prevents 
blights, mildews, and rots. 10 lbs. makes 60 gal. of 
spray. 5-lb. can, .75; 10-can. $1.25; 100-lb. keg, 
$9.00. 

Bowker's Disparene. A remedy for elm beetle, 
potato-beetle, caterpillars, and all leaf-eating insects. 
Used and endorsed by leading Experiment Stations 
and park superintendents. 2-lb. can, .50; 5-lb. can, 
$1.00; 10-lb. can, $1.80; 100-lb. keg, $15.00. 

Bowker's Boxal. Kills potato bugs and prevents po- 
tato blight and rot. Keeps vines green and growing ; 
greatly increases yield. May be dusted on or applied 
as spray. 5 lbs. enough for one acre. 1 lb., .25; 
5 lbs., $1.00. 

Bowker's Bodlime. Prevents canker worm damage. 
A viscid, sticky material which, when applied in a 
narrow band around tree trunks, intercepts and kills 
canker worm moths and other crawling insects. 
Cheaper and more effective than metallic protectors. 
One application sufficient for the season. 5-lb. can, 
.75; io-lb. can, $1.25; 100-lb. keg, $7.50. 

Bug Death. We give this insecticide our fullest endorse- 
ment. It has now been on the market seven years, 
and the sale is rapidly increasing. It is a non-poison- 
ous powder, and can be applied dry just as it came 
from the package, or it can be mixed with water and 
sprayed on vines with any of the sprayers on the 
market, 12* 2 lbs. to 80 gallons water mixed thor- 
oughly. It is death to the potato, squash, and cucum- 
ber bugs, currant and tomato worms, and many other 
plant-eating pests. As Bug Death contains no arsenic 
it will not burn or blight the vine, thus giving the 
potato a better chance to mature, which means a 
more starchy potato, and one less liable to rot, and the 
extra yield of marketable potatoes will more than pay 
the entire expense. Use freely on all house plants. 
Price, I -lb. package, .15; 3-lb. package, .35; 5-lb. 

Lion Brand Concentrated California Wash. (Lime, 
sulphur, and salt.) This preparation is scientifically 
prepared and is widely recommended, and known as 
the best preparation for San Jose scale, oyster shell 
scale, etc. Concentrated; ready for use by adding 20 
to 40 gallons hot water to each gallon of mixture. Per 
gallon, $1.00. 



package, .50; 12^-lb. package, $1.00; 100-lb. 
package, $7.00. Perfection Shaker, .65. 

Cattle Comfort. A practical remedy against insects 
pestering cows, oxen, horses, mules, or dogs. It can 
be diluted half and half with kerosene oi'l, thus insur- 
ing economy of cost. Its use on milch cows protects 
the cow from shrinkage of summer milk, and when a 
cow has shrunk in her milk flow no subsequent feed- 
ing will restore it. Cattle comfort is applied to best 
advantage by spraying. Qt., .50; ^ gallon, .75; I 
gallon, $1.25. 

Copper Solution Aivlmoniated. A concentrated liquid 
fungicide, prepared ready for immediate use on trees, 
vines, or vegetables affected with rot, blight, or scab, 
and with safety to the foliage. The various plant dis- 
eases to which it is applicable are : Rot of the grape, 
mildew of the grape, anthracnoze of the grape, pear 
scab and leaf blight, apple scab, gooseberry mildew, 
cranberry scald, potato blight, tomato blight, melon 
blight, quince blight, black spot on the rose, mign- 
onette disease, carnation rust. Directions: I quart of 
solution to 25 gallons of water. Per quart, $1.00. 

Dalmatian or Persian Insect Powder. One of the 
best insecticides for all insects. Lb., .50. 

Fir Tree Oil. Soluble. For destroying all insects 
that infest plants and animals, such as mealy bug, 
scale, red spider, green fly, thrip, lice, fleas, etc. 
Harmless to the hands of the user. Directions with 
each package. Price, % pint, .40; pint, .75; quart 
$1.25; half gallon, $2.25; gallon, $4.00. Not 
mailable. 

Fir Tree Oil Soap, Stott's. A non-poisonous in- 
secticide for destroying scale, mealy bug, aphis, red 
spider, currant and grape worm, etc. Price, ^-lb. 
tin, .25; 2-lb. tin, .75. 

Flowers of Sulphur. Prevents and cures mildew on 
roses, grape-vines, etc. Apply with gun or bellows. 
Price, lb., .08; 100-lbs., $6.00. 

Fostite. An excellent remedy for blackrot, mildew, and 
Carnation rust. Price, 5-lb. box, .60; 25-lb. box, $2.50. 

Gishurst's Compound. For destroying red spider, 
mealy mug, scale, thrip, etc. Boxes, .60; by mail, .80. 

Grape Dust, Hammond's. A preparation for destroy- 
ing mildew on grape vines. Can also be used on plants 
or trees affected with mold, mildew, or rust mites, 
either in greenhouses or the open air. Its diffusibility 
is great. One part of Grape Dust will spread itself over 
a greater surface than sulphur. To be thoroughly 
effectual, it must be applied frequently by dusting, as 
atoms of fungi are always spreading or floating. Ap- 
ply at the first appearance of trouble. Dust on a 
warm, dry day. Use Grape Dust for Violets, Roses, 
etc., in the greenhouse. Fill the house with dust and 
let it settle over the plants, or put one pound to a pail 
of water and spray it finely over everything, plants, 
ground, benches, etc. Spores are likely to settle any- 
where about, and prevention is the best remedy. Price, 
5-lb. package, .35. 

Hellebore Powder, White. We furnish a pure, 
fresh, very effective powder. One of the best insecti- 
cides for rose slugs, currant worms, green fly, and 
other insects. Price, lb. package, .30; ^-lb. package, 

•15- 

Kerosene Emulsion Concentrated. Kills the pea 
louse, San Jose* scale, and all sucking insects. Ready 
for use by adding water, 25 to 50 parts water to I of 
Emulsion. Quart, .40; gal., $1.00; 5 gals., $4.50. 

Lemon Oil Insecticide. Destroys scale, thrip, mealy 
bug, red spider, black and green fly. Dilute with 30 
to 50 times the bulk of water before using. Price, Y2 
pint, .25; pint, .40; quart, .75; V2 gallon, $1.25; 
gallon, $2.00; 5-gallon keg, $9.00. 



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London Purple. One of the best destroyers of insects. 
It is cheaper and less dangerous than Paris Green. 
The proportions for using are at the rate of one pound 
to 150 gallons of water. Price, pound, .25. 

"Nico-Fumk." (Registered.) Tobacco-paper Insecti- 
cide, for fumigating green-houses. " Nico-fume " is 
positively the strongest tobacco-paper on the market; 
furnishes the easiest method of fumigation ever devised ; 
is packed in special friction-top tins and is sold as 
follows: 24 sheets, .75; 144 sheets, $3.50; 288 
sheets, $6.50. 

Nicoticide Fumigating Compound. For killing all 
kinds of insects on plants in greenhouses and frames. 
This compound is used for destroying green and black 
fly, thrip, mealy bug, red spider, etc. The compound 
for vaporizing is sold in cans as follows: No. I, con- 
taining I pint, sufficient for 32,000 cubic feet of space, 
$2.50 each; No. 2, containing % pint, sufficient for 
16,000 cubic feet of space, $1.25 each; No. 3, con- 
taining 4 ounces, sufficient for 8,000 cubic feet of 
space, .70 each. How to Measure the House. — To 
ascertain how many cubic feet there are within any 
greenhouse, etc., multiply the length in feet by the 
breadth in feet, and then by the average height; the 
result being the number of cubic feet. Fumigators. 
Price, .50. Each fumigator consists of three parts — ■ 
the pan, the wire frame, and the lamp. 

Nikoteen. All private gardeners recommend this 
Liquid for spraying or vaporizing. Will destroy all 
insects which infest plants or flowers. Price, $1.50 
per pint package; $13.00 per case, 10 packages. 

New X. L. all Liquid Insecticide. The famous Eng- 
lish patented preparation; purely nicotine; harmless 
to very delicate plants; kills mealy bug, red spider, 
and all insect pests. The perfect insecticide for spray- 
ing; goes farther than any. Price, pint, .65; quart, 
$1.00; half gallon, $1.75. 

New X. L. all Vaporizing Compound. An English 
patent claimed to be the most easy, safe, effectual, and 
cheapest method of fumigating greenhouses and frames 
ever invented. The cost of fumigating is only .25 per 
1,000 cubic feet of space. Sufficient for 10,000 cubic 
feet, $2.25 per bottle; 20.000 cubic feet, $4.50 per 
bottle. Vaporizing lamp, for above, complete, $1.00. 

New X. L. all Vaporizing Compound. In solid dry 
cake form. Each cake contains sufficient compound 
for 1,000 cubic feet of space. Price, .25 per cake 
(about one ounce.) 

Paris Green. Best grade. For all insects that eat 
foliage, this insecticide is a very effective antidote. 
y 2 lb., .15; lb., .30; 5 lbs., $1.25. 

Seal Oil Soap. One of the best insecticides for general 
use on plants. It is especially effective on green and 
black flies, red spider, scale, rose thrip, and currant 
worms. Directions for use are printed on each pack- 
age. Price, i-lb. box, .25; 5-lb. box, $1.00; in tubs, 
25 lbs. and upwards, .15 per lb. 

Slug Shot, Hammond's. Is alight, composite, impal- 
pably fine powder, easily distributed either by Duster, 
Bellows, or in water by Spraying. It is thoroughly 
reliable in killing Currant Worms, Potato Bugs, Cab- 
bage Worms, Lice, Slugs, Sow Bugs, etc., and is also 
strongly impregnated with fungicides. 'Price, 5 lbs., 
.25; 10 lbs., .50. In kegs, 125 lbs. net, or barrels, 
235 to 250 lbs. each, at 4V2 cents per lb. 

Sulpho-Tobacco Soap. Quickly exterminates all insect 
life on plants and flowers in and out of doors. Unsur- 
passed for rose bushes. For a cheap, effective, clean 
insecticide for amateur and professional growers this is 
unexcelled. It also acts as a valuable fertilizer, reviv- 
ing plant life. For domestic purposes it rids the house 



of cockroaches, and is a superior wash for dogs and 
all animals. Prevents poultry lice. You cannot afford 
to be without this popular and well-known insecticide 
if you desire to be successful in plant culture. A trial 
will give highly gratifying results. 3-oz. cake sufficient 
for i 1 /^ gallons prepared solution, .10; mailed, post- 
paid, .13. 8-oz. cake, sufficient for 4 gallons prepared 
solution, .20, mailed, postpaid, .28. 

Tobacco Dust. A remedy for green fly. Price. 5-lb. 
package, .25; io-lb. package, .40; 100-lb., $3.00. 

Tobacco Dust and Sulphur. Very finely pulverized 
and mixed. Prevents mildew on plants; destroys the 
green and black flies, and other insects which attack 
plants. Should be dusted on with a powder bellows, 
or by hand. Price, per lb., .10; 10 lbs., .75; 100 
lbs., $6.00. 

Tobacco Extract. A powerful extract of tobacco 
combined with sulphur. Remarkably effective against 
plant lice, red spider, and insects of all kinds. Dilute 
one part to ten or more of water and apply with 
syringe or vaporizer. For insects at the root, prepare 
as above and apply with watering pot sufficient to 
reach the roots. Price, half pint, .30; pint, .50; 
quart, .75; gallon, $1.50; 5 gallons, $4.25. 

Tobacco Stems. For fumigating. Invaluable as a 
mulch for rose beds, lettuce beds, etc., where insects 
frequently do much injury to roots or foliage. Price, 
barrels, $1.00; bale or case, $3.00. 

Whale Oil Soap. An excellent wash for trees and 
plants; kills insects and their eggs. Price, in boxes, 
with full directions for use, I lb., .15; 2 lbs., .25; 
5 lbs., .50; 10 lbs., .90; 50 lbs., $4.50. 

Nye's Caustic Potash Whale Oil Soap. For wash- 
ing and spraying trees, shrubbery, and flowering plants, 
preventing insectile destruction, and aiding growth by 
its fertilizing properties. Dissolve one pound to each 
gallon of warm water. 2 lbs., .25; 5 lbs., .50; 25 
lbs., $2.25. 

Morrill's Tree Ink. A sure protection to trees from 
the ravages of grub and canker worm. Directions 
with each can. 2-lb. cans, .30; 3-lb., .45; 5-lb., .60; 
io-lb., $1.10; 20-lb., $2.00; 28-lb., $2.80; 50 and 
loo-lb. kegs, per lb., .09. Tarred Paper for using 
with the ink, in rolls about 50 lbs. each, per lb., .04. 

(C Herbicide," or Weed Exterminator. Perfectly 
odorless. One single dressing done according to direc- 
tions will keep gutters, paths, and roadways clear of 
weeds, poison ivy, grasses, mosses, dandelions, bur- 
docks, etc., for two full years or more. It is the most 
effectual weed killer known, does the work at one- 
twentieth the cost of any other method, and is also far 
more convenient to use. It completely destroys all 
weeds wherever applied, and by its effect on the 
ground prevents the growth of fresh ones for two years 
afterwards, thus saving an immense amount of hoeing, 
rolling, and re-rolling. In 2-gallon kegs, sufficient to 
make 40 gallons of liquid, $2.75; in 5-gallon kegs, 
sufficient to make 100 gallons of liquid, $5.50; in 10- 
gallon kegs, sufficient to make 200 gallons of liquid, 
$10.00. Net, f.o. b. Boston. 

"Electric Worm Eradicator." Perfectly odorless. 
For the instantaneous extermination of worms of every 
sort. The worms will immediately rise to the surface 
of the ground or flower-bed; or will fall off the 
trees, fruits, or flowers, and in a few minutes will die. 
It will be found exceedingly effective. It is highly 
concentrated, one gallon being sufficient to make 120 
gallons of fluid for use, by the addition of water. Full 
directions for use with each package. Shipped in 
kegs, $4.50 each, to make 120 gallons. Also, .50 
and $1.00 bottles. Net,/. 0. b. Boston. 



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Asparagus. G. M. Hexamer 

Cabbage, Cauliflower, and Allied Vegetables. C. 

L. Allen . . . . 

Cabbage, Gregory on. J. J. H. Gregory . 

Celery for Profit. T. Greiner 

Forcing Book, The. L. H. Bailey 

Gardening for Profit. Peter Henderson 

Market Gardening, Success in. W. W. Rawson, 

Mushrooms, How to Grow Them. Falconer 

Mushroom Culture. Robinson 

Onion Culture, The. New. T. Greiner . 
Principles of Vegetable Gardening. L. H. Bailey, 
Rhubarb Culture, The. New. J. E. Morse . 

Fruits and Fruit Culture. 
American Fruit Culturist. J. J. Thomas . 
Barry's Fruit Garden. P. Barry .... 
Fruit Harvesting, Storing, Marketing. Waugh 
Grape Culturist, The. A. S. F'uller 
Principles of Fruit Growing. L. H. Bailey . 
Propagation of Plants, The. A. S. Fuller 
Small Fruit Culturist, The. A. S. Fuller . . 
Strawberry Culturist, The. A. S. Fuller . 
Systematic Pomology. F. A. Waugh . 
Vines and Vine Culture. Considered tin- 
book on Grapes. Archibald F. Barron . 



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Injurious Insects and the Use of Insecticide. 

Frank W. Sempers 

Insects and Insecticides. C. M. Weed 
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Plea for Hardy Plants 

Paper, 80c. Cloth 
Practical Floriculture. 
Propagation of Plants. 
Rhododendrons. E. S 
Rose, Parsons on the. 
Rose. The. H. B. Ellwanger 
Shrubs of N. E. America, The. 
Shrubs, Ornamental. Lucius D 
Violet Culture, Commercial. B 
Water Garden, The. William Tricker 
Water Lilies and Aquatics, The Culture of 
Window Flower Garden, The. Julius Heinrich 
Wild Flowers, Field Book of American. F 

Schuyler Mathews 



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STANDARD WORKS ON AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE. 
LANDSCAPE GARDENING, AND FORESTRY. 

All books sent post or express paid at prices quoted. 

Farm and Garden. 

Amateur's Practical Garden Book, The. C. E. 

Hunn and L. H. Bailey 

American Farm Book. Allen 

Flower Garden, English. W. Robinson . 
Flower Garden, The Amateur's. Shirley Hibberd, 
Forage Crops Other Than Grasses. Thomas Shaw, 

Gardener's Dictionary, Johnson's 

Gardener's Assistant, The. New edition. Under 

the direction and general editorship of William 

Watson, curator, Royal Gardens, Kew. Thor- 
oughly up-to-date; the recognized authority on 

gardening; most distinguished contributors; 

lavish in illustration; indispensable to practical 

florists and gardeners, to country gentlemen and 

the amateur. A complete encyclopedia of gar- 
dening. The leader among gardening books 

Price, 2 vols., delivered free, by express, to 

any part of the country, cash with order 
Gardening, The Dictionary of. Geo. Nicholson 

A.L.S. 6 vols. Per vol 

Garden, The Wild. William Robinson 

Garden Making. L. H. Bailey 

Gardening for Pleasure. Peter Henderson. 
Grasses and Forage Plants. Charles L. Flint 
Grasses of North America. W. J. Beal. Vol. I. 

$2.50. Vol. II. 

Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture 

Peter Henderson 

Horticulturist's Rule Book. L. H. Bailey 
How to Make a Flower Garden . . . . - . 
How to Make a School Garden. Hemenway 
Nursery Book, The. L. H. Bailey .... 
Pastures, Permanent and Temporary. Sutton 
Play and Profit in My Garden. E. P. 
Principles of Agriculture, The. L. H 
Propagation of Plants. A. S. Fuller 
Pruning Book, The. L. H. Bailey .... 
Silos, Ensilage and Silage. M. Miles . 
Soil, The; Its Nature, Relations, and Funda 

mental Principles of Management. King . 
Weeds, How to Eradicate Them. Thomas Shaw, 



Flowers and Ornamental PlantS. 

'American Carnation, How to Grow It. Ward 
Bulbs and Tuberous Rooted Plants. C. L. Allen, 
Carnation Culture, American. By L. L. Lamborn, 
Cyclopedia of American Horticulture. Bailey and 

Miller. (4 volumes) 

Dahlia, The. By Lawrence K. Peacock . 
Dahlia; Its History and Cultivation. R. Dean 
Ferns and Evergreens of New England. Edward 

Knobel. Net, 50c. Cloth .... 
Field, Forest, and Wayside Flowers. Going 
Greenhouse Construction. L. R. Taft . 
Greenhouse Management. L. R. Taft , ; . 
Herbaceous Plants Cultivated in Royal Gardens 

Kew, Eng. . . . 

Home Floriculture. E. E. Rexford 

House Plants and How to Succeed With Them 

Nature's Garden. An aid to the knowledge o 

our Wild Flowers and their insect visitors . 
Plant Culture. George W. Oliver 



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American Gardens. Guy Lowell 

Gardens, Italian. Charles A. Piatt 

Handbook of Practical Landscape Gardening. F. 

R. Eliot 

How to Plan the Home Grounds. S. Parsons 
Landscape Gardening. F. A. Waugh .... 
Landscape Gardening. Samuel Parsons 
Landscape Gardening. Edward Kemp 
Picturesque Gardens and Ornamental Gardenings. 

Charles Henderson 

Residential Sites and Environments. Johnson 
Shrubs of N. E. America, The. Newhall . 
Shrubs, Ornamental. Lucius D. Davis 
Tree Planting, Handbook of; or, Why to Plant, 

Where to Plant, What to Plant, How to Plant, 

Nathaniel H. Egleston 

Trees and Shrubs of New England. A Guide to 

Find the Names of all Wild-Growing by their 

Leaves. Edward Knobel 

Trees and Their Leaves, Familiar. F. Schuyler 

Mathews 

Trees of Northeastern America, The. Chas. S. 

Newhall 



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VERANDA TRELLIS. 

Made of Steel and Wire to order. 

Any size Arches or Trellises made 
to order. 



Height. Width. Price each. 

5 feet, 12 inches $i.oo 

6 " 12 " 1.20 

8 " 18 " 2.00 

io " 18 " 2.50 

12 " 18 " 3.00 




TREE GUARDS. 

Made of Nos. 8 and 9 Galvanized Steel 
Wire. 

Horizontal wires locked to the 
upright wires by clamps make the joints 
rivet tight. 
8-inch diameter, 5 feet 8 inches high, 

each, $1.00; per doz., $12.00. 



AA^ooden Trellis, 
Plant Stakes, 
and otHer sup- 
ports listed on 
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Fig. 43- 
"Auto-Spray," No. 1. 



"AUTO-SPRAY," Fig. 43. 

CONVENIENT. DURABLE. EFFICIENT. 

Patented leader of spray apparatus for small uses. Will do better work and 
do it easier than any other similar article. Useful with Bordeaux and all solu- 
tions, also in applying cold water paints or whitewash. Holds four gallons. 
Illustration shows new "Auto-Pop " attachment which doubles the efficiency by 
saving half the solution and labor. "Anti-Choke " nozzle, cleaned at every 
operation of "Auto-Pop," can never clog. Tank made of galvanized steel or 
brass. High grade hose. Heavy self-contained pump, all brass. Nipple con- 
nections, nozzle, etc., turned from solid brass rod with full threads. Castings, 
handles, etc., all malleable. No continuous pumping as in the case of the 
Knapsack sprayer — no continuous pumping or slopping as in the case of the 
bucket pump. A few strokes of plunger compresses enough air to cover a 
quarter acre of potatoes or similar crop. The operator simply holds the nozzle. 
Also used for spraying disinfectants. A practical machine for potatoes, tobacco, 
small fruits, vineyards, poultry houses, green houses, etc. 

PRICES. 
Brass machines which we sold many years ago are still in active service with 
the promise they will last a lifetime. The slight difference in cost between brass 
and galvanized steel is as nothing when compared with the utility of the Brass 
Machine. 
"Auto Spray." No. 1, Brass tank with "Auto-Pop " ...... $7.50 

Copper Strainer 1.25 

Extension Pipe, Brass, 2 ft. length .35 

Elbow Extension, Brass .35 

Torch 1 .00 



ASPARAGUS KNIFE 

OR DANDELION WEEDER. 



DROP 

FORGED 

BLADE. 

ENAJ1ELED SHANK. 




No 94. Birch Handle, 15V 2 inch. 
Each, .40; postpaid, .55. 



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SPRAYERS. 

The Empire Queen Spray- 
ing Pump. With auto- 
matic mechanical agita- 
tor. This pump has a 
seamless brass cylinder 
two inches inside diam- 
eter and eight inches 
long, brass plunger, with 
leather bucket, brass 
lower valves, and brass 
rod, also a brass screw 
spout to which hose is 
attached by a screw coup- 
ling. It has a large air 
chamber, by means of 
which the spray is strong 
and continuous. 

The Agitator works in 
connection with cogs 
from the lever, connecting with a companion gear at 
the upper end of a steel shaft; at the lower end of the 
shaft is a horizontal wooden bar, to which are attached 
two upright paddles. 

This pump has a fine brass strainer at bottom of 
suction pipe which prevents leaves or dirt from getting 
into pump or nozzle, and it also has a brush on the 
agitator arm which swings under the strainer, keeps 
the dirt brushed off, and prevents clogging the pump. 
Pump and Outfit "B." Empire Queen Pump, with 
brass screw spout, and agitator complete, also io 
feet of best 3-ply hose, Niagara spray nozzle and 
couplings, nicely mounted on 50-gallon barrel, the 
agitator carefully adjusted, the whole apparatus ready 
for use, price, #15.00; additional hose, .16 per foot; 
5-fnot extension pipe, bamboo, brass lined, $1.00. 
The Truck 
and Barrel 
Sprayer. 
This ma- 
chine con- 
sists of our 
Empire 
Queen pump 
mounted on 
a barrel hav- 
ing a capac- 
ity of 32 gal- 
lons,together 
with the cart. 
The cart has 
strong iron 

wheels, 34 inches in diameter, and 37 inches from out- 
side to outside of hubs with tires 3 inches wide; it has 
strong hardwood handles, and is a very convenient 
machine for use in small orchards or gardens, where it 
is impractical to drive a horse. Price, $23.50. 
Woodason Vaporizing Bellows. (Fig. 16B.) This 
Bellows throws a spray as fine as mist, rendering the 
use of insecticides perfectly safe on tender plants. 
Price, No. I, #1.50; No. 2, #2.00. 
The Aquapult Hand Force Pump. (Fig. 81.) Strong 
and durable; not liable to get out of order. #4.00. 

ADJUSTABLE WATER BARREL TRUCK. 
(Figs. 13, 14, 15, and 16.) By a simple arrangement of 
the axle, the barrel can be detached at pleasure, whether 
full or empty. Very useful for carrying water to the 
garden or lawn during dry weather, for emptying cess- 
pools, and for innumerable other purposes. Price, 
truck and barrel, complete: wheel, 2>£-inch tire, 
$10.00, without barrel, $7.75; wheel, 3>J-inch tire, 
$10.75; without barrel, $8.50. The following extra 
attachments can be supplied for use on the same truck 
when the barrel is detached, viz.: Hand-cart box, 
$3.00; leat rack, $500; extra barrels with trunions, 
$2.75; sprinkler attachment, for barrel, $3.50. 




SPRAYERS. 

Johnson's Champion Force Pump. (Fig. 96.) The 
pump has a sprinkler, straight-stream nozzle, and rub- 
ber hose attached. Throws six gallons of water per 
minute, with ease. Price, $4.25. 

The Faultless Sprayer. (Fig. 91.) Throws a spray 
as fine as mist. No. 2, all brass, each, .75. 

Scollay's Rubber Plant Sprinkler. (Fig. 90.) Made 
of rubber with flat bottom and a finely perforated, de- 
tachable brass top. Very useful for sprinkling, and all 
purposes where a fine spray is required. Four sizes. 
.50, .60, .75, and $1.00; by mail, .10 each extra. 

Scollay's Angle Rubber Sprinkler. (Fig. 90.) By 
means of this new device, liquids can be applied to the 
under side of the leaves. Price, each, $1.00. 

GALVANIZED IRON WATERING POTS. 

Made from best quality iron and heavily galvanized after 
being made. Two copper-faced roses go with each pot 
for fine and coarse watering. 4 quarts, $1 .50; 6 quarts, 
spout 21 inches long, $1.75; 8 quarts, spout 23 inches 
long, $2.00; 10 quarts, spout 25 inches long, $2.25; 12 
quarts, spout 25 inches long, $2.75. 

Heavy Tin Watering Pots. Nicely painted green. 
Made of extra strong, double-thick tin, braced and 
stayed; very substantial. 2 quarts, .60; 4 quarts, .75; 
6 quarts, .85; 8 quarts, $ 1. 00; 10 quarts, $1.25; 12 
quarts, $1.50; 16 quarts, $1.75. 

Galvanized Iron Watering Pots, French Pattern; 
with brass bale handle. 8 qts., $2.25; 10 qts., #2.50. 

SYRINGES. 

Farquhar's New Cyclone Rose Syringe, with improved 
self-oiling piston, barrel 16 inches long. Specially de- 
signed by us for the application of insecticides directly 
tipon insects infesting roses and other plants. As the 
rose is interchangeable with cap, the spray can be 
thrown straightaway or at a right angle at pleasure. 
Price, strong brass, with cap and spray rose, $3.50; with 
cap and two spray roses (fine and coarse), $4.00. 

No. G. Garden and Greenhouse Syringe. With 
elbow joint, stream and spray; excellent for applying 
liquid insecticides. $4-75. 

AA. Parlor Syringe. Fine spray rose. #1.50. 

No. 5. Garden and Greenhouse Syringe. Stream 
and two spray roses; $8.00. 

No. 7. Greenhouse Syringe. Stream and two spray 
roses, and knuckle joint turning in all directions; for 
applying water or other liquids to the under surface of 
the leaves to destroy insects, etc. ; $9.00. 

No. O. Garden Syringe. For applying liquids, solu- 
tion, etc.; $2.50. 

No. C. Garden Syringe. One stream and one spray 
rose; $3.50. 

POWDER DISTRIBUTORS. 

French Sulphur and Powder Bellows. (Fig. 89.) 
The best of all powder distributers; excellent for 
effectually and economically applying Sulphur, Helle- 
bore, etc., to plants. No. 1, $2.00; No. 2, #1.60; 
No. 3, with powder receiver in shank, $1.50. 

Powder Bellows. For applying Hellebore, Sulphur, 
Slug Shot, etc. Small, .75; medium, $1.00; large, 
#1-25. 

Scollay Insect Powder-Puff. A new device for 
applying insect powder of any kind to plants, etc. Very 
useful for house-plants and to housekeepers generally. 
Price, each, $1.00; by mail, $1. 10. 

Star Powder Gun. For applying insect powders. 
Each, .10; by mail, .12. 

Jumbo Powder Gin. (Fig. 92.) Each, .25. 

Tin Duster for Paris Green. For applying Paris 
Green Mixture, Slug Shot, etc., on potato vines and 
other plants; bottoms finely perforated. Each, .15. 

Norton Plant Duster. For dusting potatoes, vines, 
etc. A slight jolting movement distributes the dust. 
It is made with a cylinder air-chamber projecting above 
the powder, so that it never clogs. Each, $1.00. 



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AN "APOLLO" LAWN 



Means a rich, green, " velvety " lawn free 

from cut and dead grass, leaves, paper, 

twigs, stones, etc., and is produced only by 

the 

APOLLO LAWN SWEEPER 

A time-and labor-saving machine taking the 
place of the rake and broom method of 
producing and maintaining fine lawns and 
golf greens and sweeping sidewalks, garden 
paths, drive-ways, porches and barn floors. 
Price, 24-inch Sweep, $9.00 each. 




CONSTRUCTION. 
The machine consists essentially 
of a revolving brush ("broom 
action") which throws the sweep- 
ings forward into the receptacle 
or grass box. The Brush-heads 
( eight to a complete Brush Reel) 
are made of Tampico, a tough, 
durable fibre, unaffected by water, 
and a small lever at the right side 
of the machine adjusts the height 
of the brush and takes up its wear. 




THE IMPROVED CYCLONE SEED 

SOWER. 

Will sow Timothy, Clover, Wheat, Oats, Rye, Buckwheat, Bone Dust, 
Red Top, Turnip, Millet, Corn, Cotton, and all other grain and grass 
seeds. It distributes evenly and works perfectly. The operator can 
regulate it to sow any desired quantity per acre and can sow from forty 
to sixty acres per day. 

The working principles are a novelty of simplicity, the results of over 
a quarter of a century of careful study. The hopper is large and made 
of heavy ducking. It has a slant feed-board and an oscillating feed-plate 
—both very important features. The crank-shaft is made of Bessemer 
spring steel; the distributor is made of the best quality of tin, and the 
wood used, principally poplar, is also of the best quality and all well 
seasoned. $1.50 each. 



THOMSON'S "STUDDED" HORSE BOOT. 

For use on Golf Links, Tennis Courts, 
and Fine Lawns. 

Aside from its lasting qualities, it is the 
only humane boot on sale which fastens 
firmly to the hoof instead of around the 
ankle, thus giving free action to the horse's 
feet and avoids all possibility of chafing. 
Our boot also presents advantages of shape 
with a rolling toe, thus saving the cutting 
Where care is exercised in ordering by size to fit the horses' feet, 
Regular sizes, price, $9.00 per set of four. 




of the turf 

perfect satisfaction will be found. 




NOTICE — HOW TO ORDER BY SIZE. 
No. 2 Iboot measure's inside 5^ inches, correct size for No. 2 Horse Shoe. 
No. 4 boot measures inside 6^ inches, correct size for No. 4 Horse Shoe. 
No. 6 boot measures inside 7 inches, correct size for No. 6 Horse Shoe. 

GENUINE PHILADELPHIA LAWN MOWERS. 

Style K. 
5 blades, 10-inch Wheel, 6^-inch Cylinder Single Pinion Geared on both sides. 

14-inch, 16-inch, 18-inch, 20-inch, 
$6.75. $7.25. $8.00. $8.75. 

For all round general purposes this 
is one of the best style mowers on the 
market. With its high wheels it runs 
light, and five knives it cuts smooth 
and even, with the principles of con- 
struction so evenly balanced that it has 
the greatest amount of durability. Of 
our Standard Goods this is the most 
popular, the sales having been greater 
than any of our line for the time it has 
been on the market. It always gives 
satisfaction. 

Lawn Mowers continued on pages 146 and 147, 




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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



LAWN MOWERS. 

THE VICTORY BALL-BEARING LAWN MOWER. 

io-inch wheel, four-bladed reel, construction light: easily run and almost silent. One of the best Mowers ever built. 
14 in. 16 in. 18 in. 20 in. 22 in. 

$8.50. $9-5°- #10.50. 



$11.50. 



$12.50. 




Bostox, Mass., Dec. 9, 1S99. 

Messrs. R. & J. Farquhar & Co., 

6 South Market St., Boston : 

Gentlemen : I-ast June you furnished me with a 

2C-inch Ball Bearing- Lawn Mower. I was so -well 

pleased with it that 1 ordered another one in July. My 

gardener, with the help of a boy, found that he could 

I cut the grass in about half the time he required to 

do it with the old machines and with more comfort 

to himself, owinsj to its being so light to handle and 

run. It does excellent work, and is easier to run than 

, the old-fashioned i;-inch,and I take pleasure in recom- 

, mending-it in the highest terms. Very truly 3, ours, • 

(Signed) HOWARD MARSTON. 



Victory Ball Bearing. 

GENUINE PHILADELPHIA LAWN MOWERS. 



E HIGH WHEEL. 

Four blades, 10-inch wheel, 63^- 
inch cylinder, train of 3 gears 
double wheel. One of the lightest 
draft mowers manufactured; made 
of iron and steel. 

It has one special point of excel- 
lence over other mowers of this 
style, which consists in removing 
the box caps to the cylinder cutter, 
and removing the cutter without 
disturbing the frame of the mower; 
it therefore has a solid frame, with 
little trouble in case of repairing 
same. 

15 in. 17 in. 19 in. 21 in. 
$8.25 $9.25 $10.25 $11.25 




E High Wheel. 




STYLE C. 

4 Blades, S)£-inch Wheel, 514-inch 
Cylinder, Single Pinion, Geared 
on both sides. 

This is a medium High Wheel Mower 
which is very popular, for the reason that 
it has 8^-inch driving wheels and is so 
geared that with the additional height in 
wheels it does good work and runs some 
lighter. It is the same style as some 
makers put on the market for a high 
wheel mower. 



IS m. 



20 in. 



Style C. 



14 in. 16 in. 

$6.25. $7.00. $7.75. $8.50. 



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147 



0>\ 




SHARPENING 

AND REPAIRING OF 

LAWN MOWERS. 

We employ a practical 
machinist and attend to 
all orders promptly. The 
correct adjustment and 
replacement of worn-out 
p arts requires skilful 
hands, and as we give first- 
class work and make low 
charges, customers are in- 
vited to send their Lawn 
Mowers for repairs to us. 
Please send EARLY IN THE 
SEASON so as to be ready 
to use as soon as wanted. 
New parts furnished at 
manufacturers' list price. 



New Excelsior Horse Lawn Mower. Unquestionably the Best Horse Lawn Mower manufactured. 

Net Cash Prices. 25-inch cut, without seat or shafts ". $35.00 

25-inch cut, with shafts and side-draught attachment • ' 40.00 

30-inch cut, with seat, shafts, and side-draught attachment 60.00 

35-inch cut, with seat, shafts, and side-draught attachment 7 2 -5° 

40-inch cut, with seat, shafts, and side-draught attachment 92-5° 

No risk. Every Mower fully warranted to give satisfaction. These Mowers are used exclusively by the gov 
ernment and on the largest public parks and lawns in the country. 



CHAIN ROLLER MOWER. 

Ball-Bearings, Chain Drive, 5 Blades. 

Specially designed for Borders and Golf Greens. 

This Mower will cut close enough and clean enough to sat- 
isfy the most fastidious golfer. 

It will run easier than any other ever built. 

It will stay in perfect order longer than any other. 



Sizes. 12-in. 

Prices. $11.00 



14-in. 
$12.00 



16-in. 
$13.00 



18-in. 
$14.00 





PHILADELPHIA GRASS COLLECTOR. 

A Galvanized Iron Bottom Col- 
lector. Never-rip Cloth Connec 
tions. It will fit Philadelphia 
Mowers only. 

Low Wheel Mowers. 

14-inch $1.60 

16 " 1-7° 

18 " 1.80 

20 " 1.90 

High Wheel Mowers. 

15-inch $1.70 

17 u 1.80 

19 " 1.90 

21 " 2.00 



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The 

w BOSS w 

Roller 

HEART DESIGN 

Outer edges beveled 
Face silver finished. 




ABOUT ROLLING LAWNS. 

The benefit derived from the use of a roller on the lawn, especially in the spring, is not fully understood. 



The 



action of freezing and thawing causes the ground to heave, and if the sod is not firmly pressed back with a roller 
before the hot weather begins, the grass is apt to be killed or injured, leaving the lawn full of bare spots. 

THE "BOSS" HEART DESIGN HAND LAWN ROLLER. 



No. 


2. 


IS 


No. 


4- 


20 


No. 


6. 


20 


No. 


11. 


24 


No. 


15- 


28 



15 inch diameter, 22 inches long, in 3 sections; 7% inch, face; 200 lbs. 

' " in 2 " 10 " " 250 lbs. 

" in 3 " 8 " " 300 lbs. 

" in 3 " 8 " " 450 lbs. 

" in 3 " 10 " '« 600 lbs. 



20 
24 
24 

3° 



Jst Price. 


Net Price. 


$12.50 


$11.25 


15-50 


I4.OO 


18.50 


16.65 


27.50 


24.75 


36.50 


32.85 




THE BEST LAWN SPRINKLER YET. 

Made of Heavy Brass. 
Easily moved over the lawn without turning off the water. 



No 
Rust. 

No 

Mech- 
anism. 




*• Fountain 



The mist-like spray is a veritable " thing of beauty." Different 
and better than any other. That's why you should have it. 
Price, $1.25 each; by mail, 15c. each extra. 

ENTERPRISE LAWN SPRINKLER. 



The advantages of our 
No. I Sprinkler are as 
follows: 

Each machine is fur- 
nished with a cord or 
rope, so that the Sprink- 
ler may be easily moved, when running, without going near it. The water 
passes through a Strainer before it enters the small perforations, which 
are thereby prevented from filling up. The weight of the revolving parts 
is supported by the water. This reduces wear to a minimum. All parts 
of the machine are made sufficiently strong for ordinary rough usage, and 
are interchangeable. The machine is tinned and NICKEL-PLATED, and 
is of very handsome appearance. No. I, $3.5°. 




No. x. 



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149 



RUBBER HOSE. 




We warrant our "Reliable" and "Extra" Brands, 
which are sure to give satisfaction. Prices on " Reli- 
able " and "Extra" include couplings. 

R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S " RELIABLE." 

%-inch, 3-ply, at .15 per foot; Mj-inch, 3-ply> at «I4 P er 
foot. 

R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S "EXTRA." 

%-inch, 3-ply, at .13 per foot; %-inch, 3-ply, at .II per 
foot. 

Chicago Electric Hose. Strong and durable. Man- 
ufactured in continuous lengths of 500 feet. Jointless 
and seamless, %-inch, .16 per foot; 25 and 50 ft. 
lengths, .18 per foot; couplings, .25 per pair. 

Cotton Hose. Rubber lined, best quality, %-inch, 
foot, .12; %-inch, foot, .11. 

Hose Couplings. Common set, .25. 

LAWN SPRINKLERS. 

Twin Comet Lawn Sprinkler. (Fig. 95.) The three 
upper arms revolve rapidly, sprinkling meanwhile, and 
carrying around a slowly revolving nozzle, which 
sprinkles the ground for a great distance. Very sub- 
stantial and durable. Height, 17 inches. Price, $5.00. 

Columbian Lawn 
Sprinkler. Three- 
arm; $1.00 each. 
The Stearns Re- 
versible Lawn 
Sprinkler. (Fig. 
21 A.) This Sprink- 
ler is suitable for 
use with either 
high or low water 
pressure; the cap 
is reversible, and 
a high or low spray 
covering a wide 
area of ground 
may be secured by 
simply reversing 
the cap. .75 each ; 
by mail, $1.05. 
Lawn Sprinkler. (Fig. 87.) With centre 
spray; indestructible, beautiful, cheap; no revolving 
parts; can be moved about the lawn without turning 
off the water. Recommended on account of its sim- 
plicity, durability, and beauty. No. 5, for %-inch 
hose, .85 each; by mail, #1.15. 
Japanese Lawn Sprinkler. (Fig. 84.) Indestructible, 
beautiful, cheap; adjustable to suit any pressure. 
This Sprinkler has no revolving parts to leak or wear 
The only Sprinkler that will give satisfaction 




Columbian Lawn Sprinkler. 

Cactus 



HOSE MENDERS. 

Electric Tape for Mending Hose. If wound around 
a leaking or weak part it will adhere closely and make 
the hose as effective as before. It requires no heat, and 
can be applied in a minute. Comes in the form of a 
ribbon. Coil, .25; large coil, .50. 

Hose Menders, Metal. For j^ and % inch hose; .50 
per dozen. 

.Hose Menders, Wood. Very useful and durable; .20 
per dozen. 

The "Cooper" Hose Mender. (Fig. 32.) Hose 
mended with the Cooper Mender is good as new at the 
point mended. Menders are made in j^ and % inch 
in diameter and are three inches long. There are no 
wires or plyers required, just your two hands are all the 
tools necessary to make hose perfect. .75 per dozen; 
by mail, $1.00. 

Hose Menders, Hudson's. (Fig. 33.) Whoever uses 
a hose will require Hudson's Mender, as, with the 
plyers and bands, it is the cheapest, simplest, and best, 
It is a metallic tube, made to fit snugly into the end of 
the hose, where it is held firmly by the soft brass bands, 
which fit closely around the hose and grooved tube. 
It is equally valuable for fastening on loose couplings. 
3^-inch hose, .35 doz. ; by mail, .10 extra; %-inch 
hose, .45 doz.; by mail, .10 extra; plyers, .25 each; 
by mail, .35 ; bands, . 18 per doz. We put the % and %- 
inch size in boxes containing 1 plyer, 6 menders, and 
12 wires at .75 per box; by mail, .90. In ordering, 
please state size desired. 

HOSE REELS. 

The " Auburn " Hose Reel, Six-arm. (Fig. 5.) This 
Reel has six arms with ratchet drum and will carry one 
hundred feet of %-inch hose. It is made of white ash. 
Sides are bent. Wheels 9 inches in diameter. Nicely 
painted vermilion red, striped, ornamented, and var- 
nished. Very strong and durable. Price, $2.50. 

Hose Reel, New, All Iron. (Fig. 4.) A substantial 
hose reel for garden and lawn use at a low price has 
long been wanted. The reels are light in weight with 
high wheels, are constructed entirely of wrought iron 
pipe and malleable iron, and are almost indestructible. 
They are entirely frictionless, and have none of the 
objectionable features so numerous in the ordinary 
wood reels. 



No. 

IO 

20 

30 



Height of Wheel. Weight. 

21 in. 18 lbs. 

24 " 22 " 

30 " 32 " 



Capacity. 

IOO ft. 

150 « 
500 " 



Price. 

#2.75 

3-25 
5.00 



HOSE NOZZLES. 



out. 

with a low pressure. 

each; by mail, $1.10. 



No. 12, for 2^-inch hose, .85 



The Stott Nozzle. (Fig. 82.) Patented. Each, 
$1.25; by mail, #1.35. 

Graduating Spray Hose Nozzle. (Fig. 83.) For 
rose-bed, hot-bed, lawn, or garden, this sprinkler is 
superior to any. The water falls in a gentle, rain-like 
spray without drowning or uprooting the young plants 
or washing out the earth. One or more should be in 
the possession of every one who uses a hose. We have 
them specially made of heavy brass to order. Each, 
.50; by mail, .60. 

Farquhar's Spraying Nozzle. (Fig. 93.) The most 
substantial and durable nozzle; made of very heavy 
brass 3-inch, .50; 4-inch, .75. Shut-off connection 
for same, .75. 

Improved Vermorel Nozzle. (Fig. 88.) Arranged 
with stuffing box to prevent wetting the operator. Fit- 
ted for )^-inch male end pipe, each, $1.00; fitted 
for %-inch hose connection, each, $1.25. 

Pump, Kinney's Atomizer. Used to distribute liquid 
fertilizer or to mix or temper hot and cold water under 
water pressure. Connect between sections of hose and 
lower it into the barrel. Each, $2.00. 



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151 



PLANT AND TREE LABELS. 





(Fig. 1 6 A.) 


Plain. 


Plain. Painted. 






lOO. 


1,000 


1,000 


4-in. Wood Pot Label .... 


$0.15 


$0.50 


$0.70 


VArin. ct 


<< 


. 


.15 


.60 


.80 


5-in. " 


«< 


. 


• r 5 


.70 


•95 


6-in. " 


u 


. 


•15 


.90 


1.20 


8-in. " 


Garden Label . . 


. 


.40 


3.OO 


3-7° 


io-in. " 


U <( 


. 


•50 


3-90 


4.80 


12-in. " 


II <( 


. 


.60 


5.OO 


6.00 


33^2 -in. Wood Tree Label . . 


. 


•'5 


•5° 


•55 


3>£- in - 


" Iron wired 


•'5 


.80 


1. 00 


3^-in. 


" Copper" 


.20 


1. 00 


1.20 


Wood Border Label. 16 in. 


x 1% 









in. x 3 /s m. 



2.50 20.00 



DENNISON'S CELLULOID TAGS. 

For trees and plants. In boxes containing fifty tags, assorted 
sizes, copper wired, and one bottle of indelible ink. $1.25. 

ZINC GARDEN LABELS. (Figs. 36 and 37.) 

These are unsurpassed, being neat, durable, and indelible. 
The ink marks a jet black, which remains distinct indefinitely. 
Use a clean quill pen or pointed stick. Price per 100 : 

No. 1 23, 4 5 6 7 *3 '4 *5 2 ° 2I 

1.25 1.00 1.00 .90 1.15 .75 .65 .60 .50 .60 .75 1.25 

Indelible Ink. For writing on zinc labels. Small bottle, 
20; large bottle, .35. 

FARQUHAR'S IMPROVED INDE- 
STRUCTIBLE LABEL WITH ROD. 

The be.-t label for permanency. On a strong, neat rod of gal- 
vanized iron, eighteen inches long, the label is attached by cop- 
per wire passed through a* drilled eye at the top of the rod. 
Price, Rods, 100, $3.50; Zinc Labels (Figs. 36 and 37), No. 21, 
$1 .25 per 100. 

COPPER LABELS. (Fig. 30.) 

Made of Copper Alloy and so constructed that the wire cannot 
cut through the metal from constant flapping in the wind. If 
properly attached it will not unfasten, while all possibility of 
rutting the branch is prevented when Label is removed to 
smaller branches every two or three years. By using a stylus 
or hard lead pencil the metal is indented and the writing is per- 
manent. No. 1. % in. wide x 3% in. long, price, .75 per 100. 
No. 2. \% in. X5 in., suitable for two lines of writing, $1.25 
per 100. 

GARDEN STAKES. 

Square, Green Painted, Tapering Stakes. 
1% ft. long, 



3 

3X 

4 

5 

6 



Each, .02 Doz., 

•03 

.04 

•°5 
.06 

.07 

.10 



• l S 



15 
• 2 5 
•30 
.60 
.70 
.80 
1. 10 

i-35 



100, #1.00 
1.50 
2.00 
4.00 
4.50 

5-5« 

7-5° 
9.00 



Square Green Painted, Tapering Stakes, Extra 
Heavy Black Points. 

4 ft. long, Each, .10 Doz., 1. 00 100, $6.50 

5 " " .15 " 1.75 " 13.00 

6 " " .20 " 2.00 " 15.00 
Round, Green Painted, Tapering Stakes, Light. 



1% ft. long, 

2 

2\ 



Each , 

M 



2 

3 " 

}'A " 
4 

5 " 
Match Sticks. Plain Pine, 5 /; j 2 in. thick, . 

$1.00 per 1,000. 
Round, Green Painted Stakes, Heavy 



.02 
.04 

•05 
.06 
.08 
.10 
.12 



Doz 



, .20 

•35 

•50 
.65 

.80 

1. 00 

1.20 



100, #1.20 
" 2.30 

" 3-5° 
" 4.70 
" 5-90 
" 7.20 
" 8.50 
15 per 100. 



Ft. 



Each. 

•15 

.20 



Doz. 

#J-75 
2.00 



Ft. Each. Doz. 100. 

3 .10 $1.00 $7.00 
3 1 /2 .IO 1. 10 8.30 

4 .12 I.35 9.70 

Unpainted bguARE Hardwood Stakes. 

ft. 100. 1,000. , Ft. 100. 

* . . . #0.30 $2.50 4 . . . $0.60 

J . . . .40 3.50 5 . . . 1. 00 



100. 
$12.20 
14.80 



1,000. 

$5-°° 
8.00 



GARDEN STAKES — Continued. 
Galvanized Wire Rose Stakes. No. 8 Wire. 



Ft. 


IOO. 


1 ,000. 


Ft. 


IOO. 


1,000. 


3 

3}4 • 
4 


. . $1.50 

• • I -75 
. . 2.00 


$12.00 
13.00 
15.00 


4 l A • 

5 

6 . 


. . $2.25 
. . 2.50 
. . 3.00 


$17.00 
19.00 
23.00 



CANE STAKES. 

These resemble the bamboo, and are strong and dur- 
able. Vary in length from six to ten feet. Bundle of 
about 250, $2.50; 100, $1.25. 

VERANDA TRELLIS FOR VINES. 

(Fig- 9-) 
This is by far the most ornamental and substantial 
Trellis made, and is especially adapted to outdoor use. 
Made of Wood and Rattan, and painted green. 



2 ft. 

3 

4 

5 
6 
6 

7 
8 
8 

9 
10 
10 
1 1 
12 
12 



high 



Doz., 



18 in. wide 

18 

28 

18 

18 

28 

20 

20 

31 

24 " 

24 

36 " 

FAN 



#4.00 
5.00 
6.00 
9.00 
11.00 
15.00 
13.00 
15.00 
24.00 
18.00 
21.00 
32.00 
25.00 
28.00 
42.00 



Each, $0 40 
" 0.45 

" °-55 
" 0.75 
" 1 .00 
1.25 
1. 15 
" 1.25 
" 2.00 

" l -5<> 
1.85 

" 275 

" 2.25 

2.35 



JO 



o 



IV2 

2 
2\'2 

3 

3 1 /2 

4 

5 
6 

7 



ft 



TRELLIS FOR VINES 

(Fig. 10.) 
high, 7 in. wide at top, Doz., $1.00 
10 " " " 



13 
16 
21 

27 
32 
38 
42 
46 

WOOD 



1.50 

2.00 " 

4-50 

5-5o 

6.50 

9.00 " 
10.00 " 
12.00 " 
1300 " 

TRELLIS 



Each, $0.10 
.15 



.20 

.40 

•50 
.60 

.80 

.85 

1 00 

1. 10 



TOMATO 

(Fig. n.) 

These are made of neatly finished hard wood. Height, 
two and one-half feet. One and one-half feet square at 
top, one foot at bottom. Dozen, $1.85. 

THE "HANDY" VINE TRELLIS. 

(Fig. 3.) Price, $2.00 per dozen. 

"TWO BARREL HOOP"' TOMATO 

TRELLIS. Price, $1.00 per dozen. 

THE MODEL EXTENSION CAR- 
NATION SUPPORT. 

(Fig. 7.) $3 00 per 100; $27.50 per 1,000. 

EXCELSIOR FLOWER SUPPORTS. 

(Fig. 8.) 

Length. 13 in. 15 in. 16 in. iS in. 20 in. 

Price, per 100 . $1.25 $1.25 $1.35 $1.35 $1.40 
Two lengths form a complete Excelsior Flower Sup- 
port. When ordering state the two required sizes. The 
prices quoted are for the single length only. 

KRICK'S "PERFECT" FLOWER POT 
HANDLE AND HANGER. (Fig. 35.) 

No. o. Will fit from 2 to 3 1 /-> to 5 inch pots, per doz., .20 

No. 1. Will fit from 3V2 to 5 inch pots, " .30 

No. 2. Will fit from 5 to 8 inch pots, " .40 

No. 3. Will fit from 8 to 12 inch pots, " .50 



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GARDEN IMPLEMENTS AND RUSTIC WORK. 



THE NEW MODEL SEED DRILL. 

THE MOST SATISFACTORY SEED DRILL MADE. 

(Fig- 25.) 
The diamond shaped adjustable hole regulates the dis- 
charge, and can be made larger or smaller, as occasion 
requires. No other drill has this advantage. The seed 
cut-off claps up underneath the hole; it does not slide 
under the same as in other similar drills; on this account 
it does not clog nor cut the seed. It has a broad wheel 
and a covering roller. The opening plow is adjustable 
in depth. The whole make-up of the drill is simple. It 
can be worked by any one. Price, $7.50. 

Wayland, Mass., May 11. 

Mr. L. S. Hannas writes: "The « New Model' 
Seed Drill that I bought of you has proved to be one of 
the best machines that I have ever used. If I could not 
get one like it I would not take $20 for it, and any one 
in need of a Seed Drill will never make any mistake 
when they order one of the ' New Models.' " 



a 



PLANET, Jr.," No. 1. 



COMBINED DRILL SEEDER AND WHEEL HOE, CULTIVA- 
TOR AND PLOW. 

(Fig. 18.) Price, #9.50. 

This has long been the most popular combined tool 
made. From a drill it is changed to its other uses by 
removing two bolts, when hoes, etc., can be quickly at- 
tached. It is an excellent seed sower, a first class double 
or single wheel hoe, an excellent furrower, an admirable 
wheel cultivator, and a rapid and efficient garden plow. 
It is a practical, every-day time and labor saver, and a 
grand remedy for backache. 

A pair of 6 tooth rakes supplied when specially ordered. 
Price, 50c. 

No. 12 DOUBLE WHEEL HOE, CUL- 
TIVATOR AND PLOW. 

(Fig. 17.) Price, #7.00. 

This perfected wheel hoe is invaluable for use in all 
small crops. Its variety of work is almost incredible. 
Changes and adjustments of the tools are made with the 
greatest quickness. It has 11 -inch wheels, which can be 
set at four different distances apart; the frame is malle- 
able, with ample room for tool adjustment and can be set 
three different heights. The handles are adjustable at 
any height, and, being attached to the arch, are undis- 
turbed in making changes of adjustment in frame, wheels, 
or tools. The arch is of stiff steel, unusually high; the 
quick change frame permits the tools to be changed with- 
out removing the nuts. All the blades are of tempered 
and polished steel. 

No. 17 SINGLE WHEEL HOE, CUL- 
TIVATOR AND PLOW. 

(Fig. 19.) Price, #5.00. 
This single wheel hoe has a pair of 6-inch hoes, a plow, 
and a set of cultivator teeth, — an outfit sufficient for 
most garden work. It has 1 1 -inch wheel, with broad 
face; is very light, strong, and easy running. It has ad- 
justable handles and quick-change frame. The frame 
changes in height, and the wheel may be attached to the 
other side of the frame, when both sides of the row may 
be hoed at one passage. 

CAHOON'S SEED SOWER. 

For sowing grass seed, wheat, oats, barley, rye, etc. 
Sows at a common walking gait four to eight acres per 
hour; a saving of labor and one-third of the seed is 
effected by this machine. Price, $3.00. 



EUREKA KITCHEN GARDEN AND 



HOT-BED SEED DRILL. 



(Fig. 



21.) 



It will sow and cover Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, 
Lettuce, Onions, Radishes, Spinach, Turnips, and all such 
seeds with the greatest regularity. 

The quality of work equals that done with the costly 
machines, and infinitely better and faster than hand work. 

It's the only machine suited to sow in a hot-bed. Sows 
up close to the sides in straight rows. Sows the smallest 
packet of seeds as well as a large bulk. Each, .75. 




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NEW UNIVERSAL HAND WHEEL 
PLOW T . 

Price, boxed, $2.00. 

This little labor-saving implement is one that com- 
mends itself to all gardeners. It can be used to prepare 
the ground, to furrow out, to cover, and to cultivate. 
The mould-board is of steel, polished and tempered. 
The Hand Plow is also a very useful implement for the 
poultry raiser for loosening up the runs or yards. 

AMES GARDEN WHEELBARROWS. 

(Fig. 26.) 
No. 3, $3.80; No. 4, $4.00; No. 5, $4.70. 

GARDEN BORDERING. 

(Fig. 2.) 

Wrought Iron Borders. Painted green. 

No. I D, size, 16x25 inches. Takes 100 Borders for 
100 feet. Price, $1.25 per dozen; each, .12. 

No. I C, size 13x20 inches. Takes 130 Borders for 
100 feet. Price, .65 per .dozen; each, .06. 

No. I B, size, 10 x 15 inches. Takes 180 Borders for 
100 feet. Price, .40 per dozen ; each, .04. 

No. 1 A, size, 8x12 inches. Takes 220 Borders for 100 
feet. Price, .25 per dozen; each, .03. 

RUSTIC WORK. 

Newport Cedar Setiee (Fig. 31). — With the bark 
on, artistic and very handsome. Built to last a life- 
time. Prices, 4 feet, $15.00; 5 feet, $20.00; 6 feet, 
$22.50. 

Cedar Chair (Fig. 20), $12.00. 

Window Box (Pig. 34). — Very handsome for parlor 
use. We make this style to suit any size window, large 
or small. Three sizes on hand, 18, 24, and 30 in. in 
length, 7 in. wide, and 7 inches deep. Prices, $3.50, 
$4.50, and $6.00. 

Rustic Stump Box. — Hexagon, diameter 14 and 16 
inches. Prices, $3.50 and $4.50 each. 

Round Hanging Rustic Baskets (Fig. 27). — These 
baskets, filled with flowers hung in windows, verandas, 
etc., look very pretty. 



Diameter. 


Prices each. 


Diameter. 


Prices each. 


8 inches . 


. • $0.75 


12 inches 


. . $1.50 


9 " • 


. . I .OO 


15 « 


• 2.25 


10 " 


. . I.25 







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GARDEN TOOLS. 



Asparagus Knife. (Fig 53.) For cutting Asparagus 

under the surface of the soil. Each, .40. 
Bill Hooks. (Fig. 50.) A pruning-hook and hatchet 

combined. Price, No. 2, $1.50; No. 3, $1.75. 
Crow Bars. Best steel, various sizes. Lb., .05. 
Dibbers. (Fig. 64.) Used for transplanting Cabbage 

and Cauliflower plants, etc. Metal, .35 each. Say- 

nor's spade-handled Dibber, each, $1.20. 
Forks, Manure. 

4 tine, wood, D handle, strap ferrule . . .80 each 

4 tine, long handle, strap ferrule 65 " 

5 tine, wood, D handle, strap ferrule . $1.00 " 
Forks, Spading 

4 tine, wood, D handle, plain ferrule, flat tine . .85 

4 tine, long handle, strap ferrule, flat tine . . . .70 
Forks, Hay. 

No. 1, 2 tine, 5 ft. handle 40 

No. 2, 2 tine, 5 ft. handle 45 

No. 2, 3 tine, 5 ft. handle 45 

Forks, Saynor's Hand. (Fig. 59.) Suitable for 

ladies' use. Small size, each, .75: large, each, $1.00. 
Fruit Picker. Made of heavy galvanized wire, easily 

adjusted to a pole. For picking Apples, Peaches, 

Pears, etc. Does not bruise the fruit. Price, .35 each. 
Hoes, Field Socket, 6 inch, each, .50; 8 inch, each, .55. 
Hoes, Street, 5" x 9", each, .55; 6" x 10", each, .60. 
Hoes, Ames Scuffle, handled, each, 6-inch, .40; 7- 

inch, .45; 8-inch, .50; 9-inch, .55; 10-inch, .60. 
Hoes, English Scuffle. (Fig. 55.) Imported. Each, 

4-inch, .40; 5-inch, .40; 6-inch, .45; 7-inch, .50; 

8-inch, .55; 9-inch, .65; 10-inch, .75; 12-inch, .85. 
Knives, Saynor's Pruning and Budding. Illustrated 

on page 122. Saynor's garden cutlery is the finest 

manufactured. 

No. 189 196 188 195 207 204 3 N.B. 323 

Price, $1.75 2.00 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 
Knives, Grass Edging. Handled; American, .70; 

English, $1.50. 
Ladies' or Boys' Garden Tools. 

Shovels . . .85 each. Spading Forks . .55 each. 

Spades . . .85 " Shank Hoes . . .40 " 
Picks and Mattocks, Ames K.R., with 36-inch walnut 

pick handle, 5^2 to 6 1 / 2 lbs., each, $1.00; 6j^ to 7 lbs., 

each, $1.10. 
Pruner, Water's Improved Tree. (Fig. 46.) The 

Water's Pruner never fails to cut the slightest twig. 

The thin blade of the Pruner passes through the limb 

so easily that the grain is uninjured, and the bark left • 

smooth. Length, 4 ft., each, .75; 6 ft., .85; 8 ft., 

$1.00; 10 ft., #1.15; 12 ft., 1.25. Extra blades, .20 

each ; $2.00 per dozen. 
Pruner, Telegraph Tree. (Fig. 47.) The blade can 

be taken out to be sharpened ; there is a steel coiled 

spring for throwing out the blade ; the socket has a 

thread on the inside, and can thus be easily screwed on 

to a pole of any length. Sold without handles. To 

be operated with a cord. Price, $1.50 each. Extra 

blades, .30 each; extra springs, .25 each. 
Pruner, The Rockdale.. (Fig. 41.) Blades made 

from the best tool steel. Will cut ij^-inch stick with 

ease. Length, 26 inches, .75; 41 inches, $1.00. 
Rakes, Steel Garden and Lawn. Short and Long 

Teeth. 10 tooth, each, .40; 12 tooth, .45; 14 tooth, 

.50; 16 tooth, .55; 18 tooth, .60. 
Rakes, Hay. (Fig. 63.) Wooden, 3 bow, bent handle, 

varnished, best quality, 14 teeth. Each, .45. 
Rakes, Lawn. (Fig. 63.) Wooden, 3 bow, bent 

handle, varnished, 24 teeth, best quality. Each, .50. 
Rakes, Steel Wire. For lawns. Each, .50. 
Rakes, English Daisy. (Fig. 68.) For lawns. $3.50. 
Rake, Gibbs' Lawn. The best rake for cleaning lawns. 

Light, durable, and easily operated. Each, .50. 
Shears, Hedge Notched. Blade, 7 1 /2-inch, $1.60; 

8-inch, $1.75; 9-inch, $2.00; 10-inch, $2.50. 
Shears, Branch or Lopping. (Fig. 40.) For cutting 

large branches; long, stout handles. Saynor's, three 

sizes, $2.75, $3.00, 3.50 each. 
Scythe Snaths. No. 45. Pat. ash grass. Each, .75 



Scythe Stones. Silver grit. Each, .10; doz., .75. 

Scythe Stones. Genuine Welsh. .25. 

Scythe Rifles. Farmer's friend. Each, .10; doz., .75. 

Scythes, Sibley's Solid Steel, 32 to 34 inches; 34 to 
36 inches; 34 to 38 inches; 36 to 40 inches, at .85 
each. 

Scythes, Broad English or Lawn. Each, $1.40. 

Saw, Farquhar's Pole Pruning. (Fig. 43.) For cut- 
ting strong, high limbs of trees. Each, handled, $1.85 ; 
without handle, $1.50. 

Saws, Pruning. (Figs. 44 and 45.) Long, narrow 
blades for pruning. Single edge, 18-in., .75; 20-in., 
.85; 22-in., $1.00. Double edge, 18-in., $1.00; 20-in., 
#1.25; 22-in., $1.50. 

Shears, New French Pruning. (Fig. 48.) • This is, 
the best pruner ever offered; quality unequalled. 
Price, 614-inch, #1.35; 7-inch, $1.50; 8> 2 '-inch, $1.75; 
9^-inch, $2.00; 1034-ineh, $2.25. By mail, .10 each 
extra. Extra springs, .30 each. 

Shears, Taylor's Pruning. (Fig. 49.) Tiie best low- 
priced pruner. Each, .50. By mail, .10 extra. 

Scissors, Grape Thinning. (Fig. 72.) For thinning 
the bunch. Saynor's 6-inch, $1.00; 7-inch, #1.20; 
8-inch, #1.50. By mail, .05 each extra. 

Scissors, Flower. (Fig. 70.) For cutting and hold- 
ing flowers. Saynor's 6-inch, $1.00; 7 inch, $1.50; 
8-inch, $1.85. By mail, .05 extra. 

Scissors, French Flower Gatherers'. (Fig. 71.) 
Superior to all; made on a new principle; of best ma- 
terial and workmanship. Price, each, $2.00. 

Scissors, Bow Pruning. (Fig. 73.) Bright; sizes, 4 
inches, .75; 6 inches, $1.25. 

Shears, Grass, with Long Handles. (Fig. 39.) Say- 
nor's best, for cutting the edges of grass borders. 
Blade, 8V2-inch, $2.50; 9-inch, $2.75; 9 1 / 2 -inch (; 
#3.00; 10-inch, #3.25. 

Shears, Grass. (Fig. 42.) Best steel from Sheffield, 
Blade, 53^-inch, $1.25 ; 73^-inch, $1.40; 8-inch, $1.50; 
9-inch, $1.80; 10-inch, $2.25. 

Shears, Grass or Sheep. (Fig. 51.) Best steel, Eng- 
lish, No. 120, 7-inch, $1.00; True Vermonter, No. 

055. -75- 
Shovels, Merchants'. 

No. 2, D handle, square or round point . .80 each. 

No. 2, long handle, square or round point . .80 " 
Spades, Merchants'. 

No. 2, D Handle, .80. No. 2, long handle . . .80 
Spades, Ames Best, No. 2, D Handle. Each, $1.25. 
Sickles or Grass Hooks. English, .60, .75, and #1.00; 

American, .50. 
Sod Cutter. For lifting sods. Each, $2.25. 
Tree Scrapers. (Fig. 58.) Best steel, .55. 
Trowels, Garden. (Eig. 65.) Curved steel blade, 5. 

inch, .15; 6-inch, .15; 7-inch, .20; 8-inch, .20. 
Trowels, Garden, Extra, Forged Steel. Solid steel 

blade and shank. 6-inth, .30; 7-inch, .40. 
Trowels, Flat Steel. Best quality steel. Riveted 

shank and tempered blade. 6-inch, .75 ; 7-inch, .85. 
Trowels, Cleve's Angle. (Fig. 66.) It is admirably 

adapted for digging weeds from lawns, transplanting 

flowers, cultivating and other purposes. No. 1, 8-inch 

tempered and polished, each, .25; No. 2, 8-inch, 

Bright Steel, .20; No. 3, 5-inch Bright Steel, .15 

each. By mail, 5 cents each extra. 
Weeder, Hazeltine. (Fig. 60.) Very useful for 

weeding and thinning. Each, .30. By mail, .40. 
Weeder, Lang's. (Fig. 54.) A most useful and prac 

tical little tool, with leather band holder, so that the 

fingers may be free to pull weeds or thin plants 

Price, .25. By mail, .30. 
Weeder, Excelsior Hand. (Fig. 61.) For weeding, 

or loosening the soil. Each, .15. By mail, .20. 
Wkeder, Noyes' Hand. (Fig. 69.) Steel. Cutter, 

diamond shape. Price, .25. By mail, .30. 
Weeder, Forged Steel, Three Prong. (Fig. 62.) 

Each, .35. By mail, .50. 
Weed Grubbers. (Fig. 52.) For removing weeds. 

Price $1.50. 



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HOT-BED REQUIREMENTS. 

Farquhar's New Singapore Fibre Hot-Bed Mat. 
Mouse proof, rot proof, almost indestructible. Price, 
6 feet 2 inches long by 6 feet wide, each, $2.00; 6 
feet 2 inches long by 3 feet wide, each, $1.20. 

Straw Mats for Hot-Beds. Made by hand from 
fresh rye straw; thick and well put together. Excel- 
lent protection from frost. All our mats are carefully 
and firmly made, being tied with the finest quality of 
twisted, tarred marline. Odd sizes made to order at 
very reasonable prices. Regular size, 6x6 feet, each, 
$1.50; extra heavy, to order, $2.00. 3 x 6 feet, $1. 00; 
extra heavy, $1.25. 

Archangel Mats. Used for protecting from frost in 
spring. Size, 5x8 feet, each, .75, 

Palmer's Hot-Bed Mats. (Fig. 35A.) Wool filled. 
Frost-proof. Made expressly for winter covering of 
hot-beds, cold frames, plants, and seeds of all kinds. 
No. I, made of jute, stitched through, hemmed with 
canvas, and thickly padded; size, 76 x 76 inches; 
one mat covers two sashes. $1.25 each. No. 2, 
Duck cloth outside, filled and quilted same as No. I, 
size, 76 x 76 inches, $1.50 each. 

H o t-B ed Sashes. 
These are well made, 
of the very best qual- 
ity, thoroughly sea- 
soned lumber, and free 
from sap or knots and 
other imperfections. 
Painted and glazed 
with double thick 
glass, 8 x 10 inches, 
in four rows. Frame, 
1% inches, 3x6 feet, 
$3.25 each; frame, 1^/2 
inches, 3x6 feet. 
$3.00 each. 
Patent Protecting 
Cloth for Hot- 
Beds. Largely used 
in place of glass for 
protecting plants in 
early spring. The 
material used in its 
preparation renders it 
very tough and dur- 
able, prevents it from shrinking, and makes it also 
partially water-proof. Pieces containing fifty to sixty 
yards, one yard wide. Prices, medium grade, yard, 
.10; by the piece, yard, .07^2* Heavy grade, yard, 
• 12; by the piece, yard, .10. 
Arlington Plant Protector. (Fig. 22.) The great 
value of this simple and cheap article for the protec- 
tion of young plants from frost and the ravages of all 
kinds of insects has been proved by years of use. 
They promote the growth of the plants, admitting light 
and air freely. Two sizes. Width at bottom, 18 
inches; height, 9 inches and 12 inches. Price, doz., 
$1.50. 



THERMOMETERS. 

Heavy Japanned Tin Case. (Fig. 78.) Wilder's 
8-inch, .50; 10-inch, .65; 12-inch, .75. 

Hot-Bed Thermometers. (Fig. 80.) 16-inch Box- 
wood Scale, Brass Points. Each, $1.75. 

Self Registering Thermometers, Rutherford 
Minimum. (Fig. 79.) 10-inch. Each, $1.50. 

Taylor's No. 55 B, 8-inch Combined Maximum and 
Minimum. (Fig. 77.) Each, $2.50. 




"PEERLESS" GLAZING POINT. 

(Improved Van Reyper.) 



Mar 




These points are made of steel and galvanized. They 
are used on either side of the bar. A perfect pre- 
ventative of glass from sliding. Price, box of 1,000, 
.60; by mail, .75; .55 per 1,000 in lots of 5,000 and 
over. Pincers for driving points, .40; by mail, .50. 

Peerless Glazing Point. Brass. No. 2%, $1.00 
per box of 1,000; by mail, $1.15. 

TWEMLOW'S OI,D ENGLISH GRAZING PUTTY. 
(Semi-lliiquid.) 

For bedding glass in sash or for filling cracks in floors or 
seams in roof joints or frames of greenhouses or hot 
beds. This putty is used in machine or bulb. If too 
thick for bulb thin with a little pure linseed oil, boiled. 
So thinned it can be brushed into any crack or leak, 
making a solid filling. This putty makes a solid bed, 
impervious to moisture, and holds glass in its place, 
and will stop any crevice or fault. When once set on 
dry wood it does not heave. Gallon cans, 16 lbs., 
$1-25. 

Glazing Machines. Each, $1.25. 



Scollay's Putty- 
ing Bulb. A 
simple and use- 
ful device for 
applying putty to 
sashes. The 
putty in a semi-liquid state is ejected by pressing the 
bulb, enabling one to do the work very rapidly. Price, 
$1.00; by mail, $1.10. 

FUMIGATORS. 

Farquhar's Standard Fumigators. (Fig. 98.) For 
burning tobacco stems, etc., in greenhouses, are made 
of heavy galvanized iron. 

Price, 16 inches high, with cover $2.25 




24 " " " " 3-75 

28 " " "•■•" ib 4-5o 

Perfection Fumigator. (Fig. 97.) The tank should 
be filled with tobacco water. When in operation a vapor 
arises from this and mixes with the dry smoke from the 
stems, producing a dampened smoke more dense and 
less injurious than from any other fumigator made. 

No. 1, holds one peck of Stems $3-oo 

No. 2, holds half bushel of Stems 3.50 

No. 3, holds three-quarters bushel Stems . . . 4.00 

ASBESTOS CATERPILLAR BURNER. 

An excellent device for burning insects' nests. Saturate 
with kerosene oil, light and hold under the caterpillars' 
nests, and pass quickly along the branches and around 
the trunk of the tree where the insects lodge. The 
great heat instantly destroys the insects. Each, .30. 

VERBENA AND PANSY BASKETS. 
(Fig. 86.) 
Marston's Pattern. Adjustable wooden handles with 
tin fastenings on the ends. 10 inches long; 5 inches 
wide; 3 inches deep. 100, $2.00; 1,000, $18.00. 
Marston's Pattern. Large size. 12 inches long; 7 
inches wide; 4 inches deep. 100, $3.00; 1,000, $25.00. 



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R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



FLOWER POTS, SAUCERS, 




Sizes and shapes as adopted 
and recommended by the 
Society of American Florists. 

They are of perfect shape, 
with a convex bottom; and 
drainage is perfect. Breakage 
is not one-half as great as in 
other pots, the deep" rim pro- 
tecting them from any ordi- 
nary hard usage. 



STANDARD FLOWER POTS. Measurement from 
inside to inside. Width and depth equal. 



Inches. 
2 

3 

3K 

4 

4^ 

5 

sv* 

6 

ey 2 

4 

aV 2 
5 

S% 
6 • 
6% 



Doz. 
$O.IO 

•15 
.20 

•25 
•30 
•35 
.50 
.60 

•75 
•95 



100. 
$0.55 

•75 
•95 

1.15 

1.50 

2.00 
2.65 

3-35 
4.00 

5-35 



Inches. 

7 • 

8 . 

9 • 
10 

11 
12 

14 . 

16 . 

18 . 



Doz. 
$1.20 
I.70 
2.40 
3-25 

4-35 
6.00 
each 



FLOWER POT SAUCERS. 



$0.15 
.20 
.25 
•30 
•30 
•35 
•45 



$0.95 
1.20 

i.35 
1.50 

1.65 

2.00 
2-35 



9 
10 
11 
12 



$0.50 
•75 

•95 
1.20 

i-45 
1.80 



100. 
$6.65 

9-35 
13-35 
'20.00 
24.00 

33-35 

1. 00 
1.25 
2.00 



$2.65 
4.00 

5-35 
6.65 

8.00 

10.00 



ROUND SEED PANS. 



Inch. Each. 

6 $0.07 

• IO 



8 

IO 
12 
H 



.20 

•35 
.75 



Doz. 
$0.75 
I.20 
2.25 
4.20 
9.OO 



100. 
$4.00 

6.65 
I2.00 

23.50 
50.OO 



SQUARE SEED PANS. 

Inch. Each. Doz. 100. 

6x 6 $0.25 $3.00 $16.65 



8x 8 
10x10 
12x12 ^ 

X2>4 j 

12x12x4 



•30 

•35 
.40 

.50 



3.60 
4.20 

4.80 

6.00 



20.00 
23-35 
26.65 

33-35 



FERN PANS. 

Something new in Fern Pans and Saucers. 



These 

pans are made thin and strong, and the saucers very 
shallow. They are very popular, and are made in eight 
sizes, to be sold with or without saucers. 

These pans are especially adapted for linings to porce- 
lain and Silver Fern Pans. 

Dimensions given are outside measurements. 




Pots. Salcers. 

Size. Doz. 100. Doz. 100. 

4 x i 7 / 8 in., .35 $2.00 .20 $1.20 

43/4 x 2i/ 8 in., .45 2.65 .30 1.55 

51/2 x 2V4 in., .60 3.35 .35 

6Vi x 2V2 in., .70 4.00 .45 

7 x 2% in., .85 4.65 .50 

8 x 3V 8 in., 1.20 6.65 .75 

9 x 314 in., 1.45 8 -°° -95 
«o x 4 in., 1.70 9.35 1.20 



2.00 

2-35 
2.65 
4.00 

5-35 
6.65 



SEED AND BULB PANS. 
ROLLING STANDS. 

FOR HEAVY PLANTS AND PALMS. 




Platforms are Indurated Fibre Ware, 
or rust. 



Outside Diam. 
about 
12 inches 
14 " 
16 " 
18 ." 
20 " 
22 " 



Will Take 

Pot. 
10 inches 
12 " 
14 '" 
16 l - 
iS M 
20 •' 



cas'ers. 



Will not soak 



Each. Per Doz. 

$0.60 $6.00 

.70 7.20 

.85 9.OO 

I. OO IO.OO 

I.25 I2.00 

I.50 I5-00 



INDURATED FIBRE WARE. 

Indurated Fibre 
Flower Pot Saucers. 
Not easily broken and 
very light. 

Far cheaper in the end 
and better in every way 
than the earthenware 
article. Are not porous, and will protect woodwork, 
tables, etc., on which plants are to stand. 




Size. 
4 in. 
6 " 



10 



Each. Doz. ioo. 

$0.08 $0.95 $7.50 

.IO I. OO 8.00 

.12 I.20 9.4O 

.15 I.40 II.OO 



Size. Each. Doz. 100. 

12 in. $0.20 $1.65 $13.00 

14 '•' .25 2.25 I7.OO 

16 " .40 4.OO 30.OO 

l8 " .50 5.OO 35.OO 



FLORISTS' VASES. 

FOR DISPLAYING CUT 
FLOWERS. 
Diam. Depth. Each. Dcz 



No. 
O 

I 

2 

^> 
J 

4 
00 
1 1 
22 

33 

44 

000 



8 in. 

5V2" 
4V2" 
4 '• 

3 '• 

9 li 
5V2" 
4 1 /* ' ' 

4 " 



13 in. $0.45 $4.80 



10 

9 
6 

4 1 
22 
18 

15 
12 

9 

29 




1.60 18.00 



NEPONSET PAPER FLOWER POT. 



UNBREAKABLE, 

HANDSOME, 

CHEAP. 




Per 100. 
$0.25 
•30 

•45 
.60 

.80 

1.20 

1.65 



Per i.ooo. 

$2.20 

2.40 

3-90 

5 15 

6.90 

io-35 

14-55 



Not less than original 
crates at 1,000 rate. 



R. & J. FARQUHAR & CO.'S SEED CATALOGUE. 



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CEDAR PLANT TUBS. 

(Fig. 30 A.) 

For Ferns, Palms, and other large plants. Made of thick 
cedar, nicely painted green. Drop handles on sides. 
The best made. Outside measurements : 

Price. 
£5 OO 

4-5° 
3-75 
3-25 
2.70 

2.20 
1.85 
1.60 

i-35 
i-*5 



No. 

I 
2 

3 

4 

5 
6 

7 
8 



Diameter across Top 

. . 28 in. 

. . 26 " 

. . 24 " 

. . 22 " 

. . 20 " 

. . 18 v 

. . 17 M 

. . 16 " 

. . I 4 " 

. . 12 " 



in. 



[eight Outside, 
22 
20 

1 8i, 

17 
16 

15 
13 



OAK 

Natural wood finish 
ized iron handles. 



14 


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12 


16 


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18 


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20 


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24 


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20 


26 


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11 


22 



9 ... 14 " .... 12 " . 
IO ... 12 " .... 9I/.2" . 

PLANT TUBS. 

These are neatly made with galvan- 
They are admirably adapted for use 
on lawns, in halls, etc. The bottom is composed of 
pine, rendering the tub lighter and much more durable. 
Outside measurements : 
12 inches in diameter. 11 inches high .... $1.15 

.... 1.25 

' " • • • J-75 

' " . . . 2.00 

' " . . . . 2.25 

" - . . . . 2.50 

' " . . . . 3.00 

CUT-FLOWER BOXES. 

"C. L.," OR CORNER LOCK STYLE. 

C 3x12x5 inches Per 100, $1.60 

E 3x18x5 " " 2.10 

L 4x18x8 " " 3.30 

N 4x24x8 " " 3.90 

Extrv Heavy Boxes for Shipping. 

Q 5 x 24 x 8 inches .... . Per 100, $4.25 

U 6x30x12 " " 8.30 

Y 6 x 36 x 14 " " 10.00 

Enamelled Lithographed Violet Boxes. 

Size. Depth. Length. Width. Price per 100. 

E 5 in. 9 in. 7 in. #5.00 

F 4V2 in. 8 in. 5 in. 4.00 

G sk in - 7 M»J 4 in - 3-5° 
ORCHID BASKETS. 

(Fig. 85.) Made of finest Cherry Wood. 



Size. 


Doz. 


100. 


Size. 


Doz. 


100. 


4 in., 


£2.75 


5i8.oo 


8 in., 


#4-75 


$30.00 


5 " 


3-25 


21.00 


9 " 


5-50 


35.OO 


6 " 


3-75 


24.00 


IO " 


6.00 


37-50 


7 " 


4.00 


27.00 


12 " 


6.50 


42.50 



JONES' FOLDING PLANT STANDS 

(Fig. 6.) 3 Wire Trays, 7Y2 x 30 inches, Each, $3.00 

HANGING BASKETS. (Fig. 23.) 

5-inch bottom .... Per Doz., $2.00 Each, 

7 " " .... " 2.50 
9 " " .... " 3.00 

MOSS BASKETS. (Fig. 24.) 

6 inches across top . . Per Doz., $2.00 Each, 

8 " " " . . < : 2.50 " 

ARCH WIRE GARDEN. (Fig. i.) 

Green painted, %-inch rods, 7 feet high, 4 feet wide. 
Each, $6.00. 

EXTENSION LADDER (Cambridge). 

When ordering add 4 ft. for splice at regular price per 
foot. Per foot, .30. 



20 

25 
30 



20 



.2 = 



SIEVES, WIRE. 

For sifting loam, gravel, etc. Strong and well made. 
Any size mesh. 18 inches diameter; each, $1.00. 

SUNDRIES. 

Brooms. For greenhouse and garden use, three sizes. 

.40, .50, .60. 
Cotton BATTING. For packing; large sheets. Each, 

.05; per doz., .50; per bale, 480 sheets, $15.00. 
Garden Lines. Extra quality best Russian hemp. 

Single, .75; double, $1.25. 
Garden Reels. (Fig. 67.) Small, .50; large, .75. 
Garden and Pruning Gloves. Ladies' Tanned Gaunt 

lets, per pair, $1.00; ladies' gardening, with gusset, per 

pair, $1.00; men's pruning gauntlets, per pair, $1.50: 

men's button drummonds, per pair, $1.25; men's 

tanned Oxford outseam, per pair, $1.25. 
Grafting Chisels. Fine quality steel; .50 and .75. 
Grafting Wax. The finest quality made, as used by 

fruit growers. 34 ft>'» • IO » V2 l°-» ^S 5 &., '3°« 
Mole Traps. (Fig. 56.) Iron. Each, .35. 
Mole Trap, The Reddick. (Fig. 57.) A first-class 

trap. No mole can pass under this trap and live. 

Each, .75. 
Oil, Lubricating, for Lawn Mowers, etc. We supply 

a very superior article for lubricating axles, etc. Price, 

quart, 25; gallon, .75. Steel Oilers for applying 

lubricating oil, .30 each. Copper Oilers, .75 each. 
Oil, Lawn Mower, in Oilers. Ready for use. No. 1, 

each, .20; No. 2, .30. 
Paper, White. For cut flowers. Sheets, 24 x 36 

inches, per lb., .10; per ream, 47 lbs., $3.25. 
Paper, White Tissue. Sheets 24x36 inches; per lb., 

.20; per ream, 10 lbs., $1.75. 
Paper, Brown Manila Tissue. For cut flowers. 

Sheets 24 x 36 inches. Per ream, $1.25 ; per lb., .15. 
Paper, Parcelling. Sheets 20 x 30 inches, 24 x 36 

inches, 30 x 40 inches; per lb., .08; per ream, 50, 60, 

and 100 lbs., respectively, .06 per lb. . 
Paper, Waxed. Thin, white; aids in preventing the 

escape of moisture. Sheets 18 x 14 inches; per lb., 

.30; per ream, 5 lbs., #1.25. 
Pencils, Wolf's Indelible Garden. For writing on 

wood labels, in red, black, or blue colors. Each, .15; 

doz., $1.50. 
Tape Lines. 100 feet, $1.50. 

Tinfoil. For bouquets. Price variable. Lb., .15. 
Tinfoil. Violet, lb., .60. Green, lb., .60. 

TYING MATERIAL. 

Roffka. The best material for tying plants; exceed- 
ingly strong, soft, and pliable. Lb., .20; 10 lbs., #1.75. 

Silkaline, or Smilax Green Thread. Largely used 
for tying in bouquet work. Spools, each, .25, box of 
8 spools, $1.25. 

Twine. Heavy and light parcelling. Ball, .25. 

Twine, Green. For stringing Smilax. Ball, .25. 

Twine, Soft. For tying vines, etc.; very strong. 3 and 
5 ply. Large balls, .15. 

Tarred Yarn. Excellent; low priced material for 
raspberries, shrubs, etc. Lb., .15. 

Tarred Marline. Of better quality than the above; 
twisted in strands. In 5 and 10 lb. balls. Lb., .18. 

Yacht Marline. In i-lb. balls, .50 per ball. 

WIRE, BOUQUET. 

Prices Variable. 

Florists' Annealed. Nos. 22, 23, and 24, in coils of 

12 lbs. .85 per coil. 
Florists' Bright, Cur in Lengths. In boxes of 12 
lbs. (one sione). 

9 inches long, per 12 lbs., No. 22 Wire, $1.00; No. 

24 Wire, #1.15. 
12 inches long, per 12 lbs., No. 22 Wire, $1.00; 

No. 24 Wire, $1.15. 
Single pounds at 15 cents per pound. 



INDEX. 



PAGE. 

VEGETABLE SEEDS. 

Artichoke i 

Asparagus i 

Beans, Bush Lima. . . 4 

Bush 2, 3 

" English Broad . 1 

" Pole S 

«' Pole Lima ... 4 

Beets 6, 7 

Broccoli 8 

Brussels Sprouts .... 8 

Cabbage 9, 10 

Cardoon 8 

Carrot 8 

Cauliflower 11 

Celery 12 

Celeriac S 

Chervil 8 

Chicory 8 

Chives 8 

Corn Salad 8 

Corn, Sweet or Sugar 13, 14, 42 

" Fodder and^Field, 42 

Cress ......... 8 

Cucumber • i5> '6 

Dandelion . 17 

Egg Plant 17 

Endive . . . 17 

Garlic 23 

Herbs : Sweet, Pot and 

Medicinal 34 

Horse Radish 17 

Kale 17 

Kohl-Rabi 17 

Leek 17 

Lettuce • 18 

Mangel-Wurzel .... 7 

Martynia 20 

Melons, Musk ...... 19 

Melons, Water .... 19 

Mushroom Spawn ... 20 

Mustard 20 

Okra 23 

Onion Seed . • . .21, 22, 23 

" Sets 23 

Parsley 24 

Parsnip 24 

Peas 25, 26 

Pepper 24 

Potatoes 27, 2S 

Pumpkin 24 

Radish 29 

Rhubarb 34 

Ruta-Baga 33 

Salsifv 34 

Sea Kale 34 

Sorrel 34 

Spinach 29 

Squash 30,31 

Tarragon 33 

Tomato 3i»32 

Turnips 33 

FAR/! AND FIELD 
SEEDS 37-4 1 

GRASS SEEDS, Lawn, 

Golf Links, Terrace, 
Shady Places . . 34, 35, 36 

FLOWER SEEDS. 

Novelties and Special- 
ties in Flower Seeds 43-50 
Farquhar's Shore and 
Mountain Collection of 
Flower Seeds .... 105 
Flower Seeds for Wild 

Gardens 105 

Farquhar's Mixed 
Flower Seeds for Bou- 
quets, Vases, etc. . . 105 

Abutilon 52 

Achillea 53 

Aconitum 52 

Acroclinium 52 

Adonis 52 

Ageratum 44, 52 

Agrostemma 53 

Alyssum 44, 53 

Amaranthus 53 

Antirrhinum 54 

Aquilegia 54,55 

Asters 43. 44. So-59 



PAGE. 

Auricula 92 

Balsam . 60 

Balloon Vine 60 

Begonia 44,60,61 

Browallia ....... 61 

Calceolaria 62 

Calendula 61 

Calliopsis 62 

Campanula .... 44,62,63 
Canary Bird Flower . . 63 
Canterbury Bell .... 63 

Candytuft 44, 65 

Carnation 64, 65 

Celosia 44, 65 

Centaurea 44,65,66 

Chrysanthemum .... 66 

Cineraria 67, 68 

Clarkia 68 

Cobea 6S, 69 

Coleus 69 

Commelina 69 

Convolvulus 69 

Coreopsis 62 

Cosmos 69 

Cyclamen 70 

Cypress Vine 71 

Dahlia 45, 71 

Daisy 45, 61 

Datura 71 

Delphinium 45, 71 

Dianthus 45, 72 

Digitalis 73 

Dracaena 73 

Echinocystis ...... 73 

Eschscholtzia 74 

Ferns 74 

Gaillardia 74 

Gentiana 75 

Gloxinia 75 

Globe Amaranth .... 75 

Godetia 76 

Gourds, Ornamental . . 76 
Grasses, Ornamental . . 104 

Grevillea 76 

Gypsophila 76 

Helianthus .... 45, 76 77 

Helichrysum 77 

Heliotrope ....... 77 

Hibiscus • . 7S 

Hollyhock 78 

Ice Plant 82 

Impatiens 45, 79 

Ipomcea 79 

Kenilworth Ivy .... 79 

Lantana 79 

Larkspur 47, 79 

Lavender 80 

Lobelia 47, So 

Lophospermum .... 80 
Lupinus .... 46, 47, 80, 81 

Lychnis 81 

Marigold 81, 82 

Marvel of Peru .... 83 

Maurandia S2 

Mignonette .... 46, 82, 83 

Mimulus 83 

Musa 83 

Myosotis 83 

Nasturtium .... 48,84,85 

Nelumbium S5 

Nemophila 85 

Nicotiana 49, S5 

Nymphaea S5 

Pansy . 86, 87, SS 

Pentstemori 90 

Petunia 90, 91 

Phlox 91 

Platycodon 92 

Polyanthus 92 

Poppy 49, SS, S9, 90 

Portulaca 92 

Primula .... 49, 92, 93, 94 

Pyrethrum 94 

Ricinus 95 

Rudbeckia 95 

Salpiglossis 49 

Salvia 95 

Scabiosa 96 

Schizanthus 49, 97 

Smilax 97 

Solanum 97 

Stocks 49, 97, 9$ 

Streptocarpus 9S 

Sweet Peas . . . .50,99-101 



PAGE. 

Sweet Sultan ..... 101 

Sweet William 101 

Tagetes 101 

Thunbergia 101 

Torenia 101 

Tropaeolum 101 

Verbena 102 

Violet 102 

Wallflower 50, 102 

Water Lily 85 

Zinnia 50, 103 

SUMMER FLOWERING 
BULBS AND ROOTS. 

Achimenes ...... 106 

Acidanthera 106 

Agapanthus 106 

Amaryllis 107 

Anemones .... • . 107 

Begonias 10S 

Callas 109 

Caladiums 109 

Cinnamon Vine .... 109 

Crinum 109 

Dahlias .... 116, 117, 11S 

Gladioli in 

Gloxinias no 

Hyacinthus no 

Iris 119 

Liliums 112, 113 

Madeira Vine no 

Milla no 

Montbretia no 

Paeonies 114 

Ranunculus no 

Tigridias . 114 

Tuberoses 114 

Zephyranthes 107 

AQUATICS 115 

PLANTS. 

Abies 136 

Abutilon 120 

Achyranthus 120 

Ageratum 120 

Akebia 135 

Alternanthera 120 

Ampelopsis 135 

Anemone 125, 130 

Anthericum 125 

Aquilegia 125 

Aristolochia 135 

Aster 120, 125 

Azalea 133 

Barberry 133, 135 

Begonia 120 

Boxwood 134 

Caladium 120 

Calceolaria 131 

Calycanthus 133 

Campanula 125 

Cannas 121 

Carnations . . 120, 126, 131 
Chrysanthemums . 126, 132 

Clematis 135 

Cobea . . 120 

Coleus 120 

Coriopsis 126 

Daisy 120 

Dahlia 1 16-118 

Delphinium . ..... 126 

Deutzia " . . . 133 

Dianthus 126 

Dielytra 126 

Digitalis 126 

Dogwood 133 

Forsythia 133 

Fringe Tree 133 

Fuchsias 120 

Funkia 126, 127 

Gaillardia 127 

Geranium 120 

Gloxinia no 

Heliotrope 120 

Helianthus 127 

Hemerocallis 127 

Hibiscus 127 

Hollyhocks 120 

Honeysuckles 135 

Hop Vine . 135 

Hydrangea .... 120, 133 

Hypericum 130 



PAGE. 

Iris 119, 127 

Kalmia 133 

Lantana 120 

Lemon Verbena .... 120 

Lilac 133, 135 

Lobelia 131 

Lotus 115 

Lychnis 127, 130 

Magnolia 135 

Monarda 127 

Moon Flower 120 

Paeonies . 114 

Pansies 120 

Petunias 120 

Phloxes 128 

Pinks 120, 126, 131 

Poppies 128 

Privet 133, 135 

Pyrethrum 128 

Retinospora 136 

Rhododendron 134 

Roses 51, 122, 123 

Rudbeckia 128 

Salvia 120 

Snowball 134 

Snowberry 134 

Spiraea . 134 

Tarragon 33 

Taxus . . 136 

Tritoma 130 

Trollius 130 

Verbena 120, 131 

Vinca 120 

Weitrelia 134 

Wistaria 135 

BEDDING PLANTS. 120 

CANNAS • 121 

CLIMBING PLANTS 

120, 135 

HARDY SHRUBS 
AND TREES 133. *34> '35 

HEDGE PLANTS .123,135 

CONIFERS 136 

HARDY PERENNI- 
ALS 47, 124-130 

Hardy Roses . . .51, 122, 123 
Plants for Vases .... 120 

SMALL FRUITS ... 137 

GRAPE VINES ... 137 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Baskets 157, 159 

Books on Gardening • . 142 
Cultivators, Hand . . . 153 

Earthenware 158 

Fertilizers 13S, 139 

Grass Collectors .... 147 
Horse Boots ...... 145 

Hose, Garden 149 

Hot Bed Requirements 157 
Insecticides . . . 140, 141 

Labels 151 

Lawn Mowers . . 145, 146, 147 

Lawn Rollers I4S 

Lawn Sprinklers . . 14S, 140 
Lawn Sweeper ..... 145 

Leaf Racks 144 

Peat 139 

Rustic Work 153 

Seed Sowers 145, 153 

Sphagnum 139 

Sprayers . . . 143, 144, 149 
Spraying Calendar . . . 
(Mailed upon application). 

Stakes, Garden 151 

Syringes 144 

Tools and Implements, 

153. J 55 

Tree Guards 143 

Tree Tubs 159 

Trellis 143, 151 

Water Barrels 144 

Watering Pots 144 

Wheelbarrows .... 153 



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