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Childs' rare flowers, vegetables, and fruits (1904) (20418704380)


Childs' rare flowers, vegetables, and fruits (1904) (20418704380)



Title: Childs' rare flowers, vegetables, & fruits
Identifier: childsrareflower00john_9 (find matches)
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: John Lewis Childs (Firm); Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Commercial catalogs Seeds; Nurseries (Horticulture) Catalogs; Seeds Catalogs; Flowers Catalogs; Vegetables Catalogs; Fruit trees Catalogs; John Lewis Childs (Firm); Commercial catalogs; Nurseries (Horticulture); Seeds; Flowers; Vegetables; Fruit trees
Publisher: Floral Park, N. Y. : John Lewis Childs
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library

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Asters. The acknowledged queen of autumn annuals. Indis- pensable for the flower garden, fine as a show plant for fairs and exhibitions, and charming pot plants. Yery profuse bloomers, with exceedingly beautiful flowers of most ex- quisite colors and almost perfect form. There are several forms of Asters, some being imbricated like the Rose, some loose and globular like a Pseony, while others are partly incurved like the Chrysanthemum. In regard to height they are classified as tall, half-dwarf and dwarfs. The tall varieties are fine for the center of large beds and for cutting, as their flowers are borne on long stems; the dwarfs are particularly fine tor borders or masses of one color, as they are so compact and bloom so profusely as to seem like so many bouquets set in the ground; the semi-dwarf are good for all purposes, and extra fine for pot culture. It is a good plan to make two or more successive sowings, two weeks apart, to prolong the season of bloom; seeds can be sown in hot-beds or house and afterwards transplanted, or they can be sown in open ground. In hot, dry weather, mulch liberally with old manure or coarse litter, and do not let them suffer for water. Our list of varieties is a fine one. There is not a poor sort among them all. Per pkt. Clant-Branching Comet—A superb new Aster, growing 18 inches high, with enormous flowers born on long, graceful stems. The plant branches freely, carrying from 20 to 40 of its magnificent flowers. Each flower is as double and perfect as a Paeony, 5 to 6 inches in diam- eter, with center filled with charming whorl of petals, after the true comet style. All colors mixed 15 Clant-Branching Comet, Carmine—Fine bright color. ..10 " «« " Carmine, Striped White io " " " White, Striped Pink 10 " " " Rose Pink 10 " « m pure White 10 One pkt. each of the above six for 50c. Clant-Branching Upright, White —A grand white Aster with enormous double blossoms 10 Clant Comet—The plants are tall and of much vigor, while the flowers are of such extraordinory size that they may without contest be said to be the largest of any in existence. Flowers are formed of large twisted and curled petals, and look exactly like the most re- fined forms of Japanese Chrysanthemum. They must therefore take first place among Asters of unique beau- ty. Many colors mixed 10 Clant Comet, White—Immense size, snow white 15 Clant Comet, Sulphur Yellow—Superb novelty 15 Semple's Marvel—A new American Aster of wonderful beauty and profusion. Plants grow 20 inches high, branch freely in an upright manner, producing a great number of magnificent blossoms on long stems. The flowers are very double and perfect, and possess the richest colors. They bloom a little later than most kinds and escape the ravages of the Aster beetle. One of the good recent novelties. Per pkt. Semple's Marvel, Crimson io " «« Delicate Pink 10 " " Pure White io ** *« Rich Purple io «* ** Lavender 10 Mixed Many Fine Colors io One pkt. each of the six for UOc. Ciant Silver-Tipped-These giant-flowered Asters are very fine, being of dwarf growth, and the blossoms, which are of the largest size, formed of wide, regularly shaped petals, each tipped with silvery white, no mat- ter what the principal color of the blossoms may be. Have proved to be very fine novelties. Mixed colors.. .10 Japanese—New Asters of great size and beauty, like Japanese Chrysanthemums. They are of immense size, measuring from five to six inches across, with long petals curiously waved and curled, so as to give them a striking resemblence to the Chrysanthemum. It is a vigorous growing plant, fourteen or fifteen inches high, well branched, and producing quite a number of these enormous flowers 10 Daybreak—A sport from the celebrated Branching Aster, bearing immense Paeony-like double blossoms of the loveliest sea-shell pink color. No other Aster produces such large and beautiful blossoms in such reckless profusion, and their lasting qualities are such that when cut and placed in water they will keep two weeks. 10 Vick's Branching, Pure White—A strong grower of branching habit, and continues to grow and bloom later in the season than any other variety. The flowers are very large, often four inches in diameter, borne on long stems, adding greatly to their value for vases and bunches. The petals are more or less twisted or curled in such a manner as to give the blooms the appearance of large, graceful Chrysanthemums. Fine for cutting. 10 Vick's Branching, Mixed Colors—Like the above, but of several different colors 10 Dwarf Victoria, Mixed Colors-Equally good for bedding, pots or exhibition. Plants one foot in height, the foliage almost hidden by the plumy flowers, three or four inches in diameter, of the most beautiful form, and the most exquisite colors to be found io Quilled German-Plants tall and branching, flowers beau- tifully quilled, and noted for the clearness of their colors. Profuse bloomers. Mixed colors 5





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