This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
S. F. T., Saratoga Springs, N. Y., writes: - "I send you by mail to-day a box of carnation blooms (three) and buds. You will find by dividing that they are triple flowers, one inside the other, and in all I have cut up I have found no seeds, always petals. It is a strong healthy grower and free bloomer, a seedling but no good. Quite a curiosity."
[Instances like these are not only curious, but they form the groundwork for new races. Pollen from other kinds would probably induce seeds. - Ed. G. M.]