This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
The garden kinds are now largely grown, and are the progeny of the Himalayan species argyrophylla and nepalensis. They all flourish in ordinary well-drained garden soil, and are increased by division and from seeds. There are several good species in cultivation, but they cannot compete in popularity with the brilliant single and double hybrid varieties of which the following is a selection: -
Arc-en-ciel, Californie, chromatella, Drap d'Or, Fan-taisie, Golden Cup, Goldfinch (single), Gold Kugel, Gold Prince, Melpomene, Milton, Mont d'Or, Nerissa, Orphee, Phoebus, Van Dyck, Vase d'Or.
Capella, Le Dante, Louis van Houtte, Madame Rouillard, Magnet (single), nigra plena, Ophir, sanguinea (single), Toussaint L'Ouverture, Vulcan, Zingari.
Brunette, Don Quixote, Dr. Andre*, E. R. Cutler, Golconde, Lamarque, Le Vesuve, Milton, Panorama, William Rollisson, etc.