The Narcissus, Its History and Culture with Descriptions of All Known Species and Principal Varieties; To Which Is Added, a Scientific Review of the Entire Genus

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General Books, Mar 6, 2012 - 46 pages
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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. 1875 Excerpt: ...It is rather singular that in so variable a plant as N. Tazetta there are so few double-flowered forms. The following are selected as seedling varieties of N. Tazetta, and are largely grown in Holland and some parts of the Continent for importation to this country. They are extremely easy to cultivate, either in pots of light rich earth, or in glasses of rainwater, like hyacinths. The bulbs arrive in September, and should be potted directly, and the pots set close together under a north wall, and covered with two or three inches of either sand or coal ashes. When they have formed roots, which they do in a few weeks, remove them into heat for blooming as required. Bathurst, primrose, with deep yellow cup, compact dwarf habit, very fine. Bazelman Major, white, with yellow cup, very sweet. Czar De Muscovie, white and citron. Dourle Roman, white, excellent for very early forcing. Florence Nightingale, white, with orange cup, fine. General Wyndham, white, with yellow cup, dwarf and compact habit, good truss. Gloriosa, white, with orange cup, fine truss. Golden Era, yellow, with orange cup, large truss, very fine. Grand Monarque, white, with citron cup, large and handsome flower. Primo Citronier, white and citron, fine. Sultana, white, with yellow cup, fine large flower. Her Majesty, white, with yellow cup, new and very fine. Lord Canning, yellow, with light orange cup, fine. Luna, white. Newton, yellow, with orange cup, very fine truss. Paper White, pure white, early, excellent for very early forcing. Queen Of The Netherlands, very fine white, with yellow cup, fine bold truss. Soleil D'or, yellow, with orange cup., States General, creamy white, with yellow cup. Sulpherine, primrose, with yellow cup, fine. 12. Narcissus Gracilis, Sabine Graceful D...

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