This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...moderately well for a number of years. But the room required is of more value than the cost of the bulbs. Dutch-Roman Hyacinth.- ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...moderately well for a number of years. But the room required is of more value than the cost of the bulbs. Dutch-Roman Hyacinth.--The Dutch growers are now competing with the French growers with the above named variety, which is claimed to be superior. Those who have given it a fair trial do not admit its superiority, and say that it is simply a selection of small bulbs of extra early Dutch Hyacinth. We think this is a mistake, and believe the "Dutch-Romans"to be a distinct variety of Hyacinthus orientatis, known as albulus (small white) quite distinct from the Koman. Our best growers speak well of this for a second crop, both as regards quality of flower, and the price for which it can be obtained. It requires to be treated in the same manner as is recommended for the Roman Hyacinth. The Persian Hyacinth.--This is botanically known as Hyacinthus amethystinus, and is one of the most beautiful of the species, because of its exquisitely-colored flowers, varying from white to lake. It is by no means showy, neither will it compare for general usefulness with any of the other species. Its flowers are small, on a delicate stem; its grace and color is what commends it. It is a native of Spain, Italy and Russia. It closely resembles the Scilla, and has been included in that genus as 8. patula. Treat the same as the Dutch Hyacinth. The Varieties and Synonyms of Hyacinths are given in the following table: Californian Hyacinth.--See Brodiaea. Page 45. Cape Hyacinth.--See Scilla brachyphilla. Dutch Hyacinth.--See Page 138. Dutch-Roman Hyacinth.--See Page 155. Fair Haired Hyacinth.--See Muscari comosum. Grape Hyacinth.--See Muscari botryoides. Persian Hyacinth.--See above. Roman Hyacinth.--'See Page 153. Star Hyacinth.--See Scilla amoena. Starch Hyacinth.--See...
Very Good minus. No DJ. 12mo = 7-9" 311 pp. Green cloth over hard covers with gold printing on spine. Top/bottom spine edges and corners are worn. Light rub marks on front and back covers. Many b/w illustrations.
Very Good. Complete Directions for Their Successful Culture in the Garden, Dwelling and Greenhouse. First edition. Hardcover in brown blindtamped cloth with gilt design of flowering plant on front cover and gilt spine lettering. Patterneed endpapers. 312 pp. with index, 10 pp. publisher's catalog at rear. Numerous engravings in the text. A tight, very good example, gilt fairly bright on spine and bright on front cover. Small stain lower outer edge of the text block barely extending onto the pages. 1893 dated pencil ownership signature first blank. Quite scarce in first edition.
Bulbs and tuberous-rooted plants; their history, description, methods of propagation and complete directions for their successful culture in the garden, dwelling and greenhouse
by Charles Linnaeus Allen
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