This section is from the book "The Florist And Garden Miscellany". Also see: All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!.
Figured in the Botanical Magazine for September.
A singular stove Orchid of dwarf habit, having excessively large flowers for the size of the plant: they resemble those of a Maxillaria. Introduced by Messrs. Veitch, through their collector Mr. Lobb.
This magnificent Medinil is noticed at p. 177 of the Florist and Garden Miscellany.
A hard-wooded evergreen stove-plant, having large showy white flowers, produced from the axils of the leaves. It was transmitted to Kew by Messrs. Lucombe, Pince, and Co., of Exeter.
A very pretty aquatic, having smooth ovate leaves and whitish flowers, with a yellow and red disk. It resembles N. odorata, but is much smaller.
An erect shrubby evergreen stove-plant, attaining the height of sixteen or twenty feet, having large coarse leathery leaves, and small inconspicuous flowers of but little beauty. On the summit of the stem is produced upwards a wavy raceme of fruit nearly three feet long, of a deep red colour, and very attractive: it is at present bearing fruit in the great Palm-house at Kew. Native country, Tropical America.
Coloured Illustrations in Paxton's Flower-Garden for September.
A compact hardy dwarf evergreen shrub, attaining the height of but a few inches, and bearing a profusion of rose-coloured flowers in the spring, resembling miniature Kalmias. This is a hybrid, said to be obtained by Mr. Cunningham, of Comley Bank, Edinburgh, between Menziesia ccerulea and Rhododendron Chameecistus.
A large and very showy double variety of the tree Peony; the outer petals are of a salmon-colour, the inner ones have a deep rich tint of the same. It was introduced from China to the Horticultural Society through Mr. Fortune. It recpuires the same treatment as other tree Peonies.
A rather pretty Orchid, nearly allied to O. excavatum; the flowers are borne in a close narrow panicle, clear yellow in colour, with a few pale cinnamon-brown spots near the base. Native country, Santa Martha. It was introduced by his Grace the Duke of Northumberland through Mr. Purdie.
The woodcuts contain: 1. A portion of a branch containing leaves and flowers of Trichosacme lanata; 2. Two flowers of Calanthe vestita; 3. A sprig of Steri-phoma paradoxum; 4. A flower of Aspasia lunata; 5. A raceme of flowers with leaves of Luvunga scandens, - a plant noticed at p. 202; 6. A small branch with a head of flowers of Arnebia echioides; 7. A flower of Hedychium chryso-leucum, - a plant noticed at p. 177; 8. Flowers and.leaves of Siphocampylos Orbignyanus; 9. A sprig of flowers and leaves of Gaultheria Lindeniana.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. J. Houlston.