These were brought over by Mr. Fortune on a second visit to Japan about the year 1859 or 1860. The precise date is uncertain, but at least one variety was figured in the Botanical Magazine as somewhat of a novelty in 1863, so it must be about the time...
The Chrysanthemum: Its History, Culture, Classification, and Nomenclature - Page 6
by Frederick William Burbidge - 1884 - 102 pages
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