"There's Pansies, that's for thoughts."
The following selection includes fifty of the best, named varieties. All are good growers and capable of producing large and beautiful flowers on long stems: -
Alexander B. Douglas has glossy black blotches margined with crimson and white.
A. H. Martin is a purple blotched flower belted with yellow; the top petals are reddish purple shaded with yellow. Archd. Milloy (Lister). This has dark, violet blotches margined with chrome yellow and rose; the top petals are yellow and rose with violet base.
Coronation (Smellie) has plum-coloured blotches, edged with a creamy white; upper petals cream, heavily edged with violet.
Duke of Argyle (Ollar), a flower marked with large, dark blotches, edged with lemon-yellow and rose; the upper petals are dark purple suffused with rose.
David Wilson (Dobbie), a violet blotched variety belted with crimson and white; the upper petals are the same as margins.
Emmie Bateman (Dobbie), a large creamy white self, with dense, violet blotches and slight edging of yellow on lower petals.
Everard Jones (Dobbie). This flower is a shade of canary yellow, being rather lighter on upper petals, with large, very dark blotches; the top petals are occasionally marbled with rosy purple.
Holroyd Paul (Dobbie), a finely blotched flower edged with yellow and pink; the upper petals are bronze and pink.
Hugh Mitchell (Dobbie). This has large, violet blotches, with edgings of sulphur flushed and margined with blue.
James M'Nab (Dobbie), a densely blotched variety, edged with yellow; the upper petals are deep yellow.
Jenny Morris (Kay). This has large, circular, blue blotches, with margins and top petals light crimson.
John Harle (Lister), a dark, bronzy-purple, blotched variety, with clean-cut margins of creamy white; the top petals are creamy white, shaded with dark purple.
John Picken (Smellie). This flower has large smooth blotches, edged with bronzy-yellow and pink; the upper petals are bronze and pink.
King Edward (Dunsmore), a flower with deep maroon blotches, edging of mulberry, and belting of yellow; the top petals are white, with heavy belting of purple maroon, and white, wire-like edging.
Lawton Wingate (Kay), dark crimson blotches, margined with yellow and crimson; upper petals yellow, margined crimson.
Mrs. R. P. Butler (Dobbie) has dark violet, well-formed blotches; the edges are creamy-white, mottled with purple crimson, and the upper petals are cream and purple-crimson.
Mrs. Campbell (Dobbie), a grand, yellow self of the same shade throughout, with immense, circular-shaped, claret-coloured blotches.
Mrs. Ferguson (Kay) has circular, dark-crimson blotches, margined with straw colour; the top petals are reddish-violet.
Mrs, R. Fife (Dobbie) has crimson-purple blotches, edged with crimson and white; the upper petals are French white, with a band of crimson lake.
Mrs. S. Mitchell (Kay), a bright-yellow flower, with brownish-black blotches.
Mrs. M'Alpine (Dobbie), a large, white flower, with very dark blotches of first-rate form.
Mrs. Macfadyen (Dobbie) has chocolate-coloured blotches, belted with bright yellow and rose; upper petals yellow and rose.
Mrs. J. Sellars (Lister). This flower has large, violet blotches, with broad margins of primrose yellow; the top petals are pale yellow with base of dark violet.
Mrs. James Smith (Dobbie) has very dark blotches, and white belting mottled with crimson; the upper petals are white with crimson edging.
Mrs. James Stewart (Kay) has large, blue blotches, margined with white; the top petals are purple and white.
Miss Albinia Brown Douglas (Kay), a flower with dense blotches, edged with crimson and white, the top petals being magenta.
Miss Neil (Smellie) has immense, velvety blotches, edged white and bright crimson; upper petals are white, pencilled with purple and crimson.
Mr. B. Wellbourne (Kay), a flower with large brown-black blotches, laced with primrose; the upper petals are bluish drab.
Madge Montgomery (Dobbie) has claret-coloured blotches, with creamy-white edges; the top petals are claret, with slight cream edging.
Margaret Fife (Dobbie), a flower with blue-black blotches , edged with creamy-white, the upper petals being bluish-purple.
Mary D. Fitzpatrick, violet blotches edged with pure white; top petals white, veined violet.
Mary Kay (Kay) has large, circular, violet blotches, margined with white; the upper petals are violet and white.
Meg Walker (Dobbie). This flower has bluish-mauve blotches, edged with pure white; the upper petals are crimson-purple.
Neil M'Kay (Smellie) has large, circular blotches, edged with golden yellow; the top petals are golden yellow flaked with crimson.
Nellie Campbell (Paul), a variety with large circular blotches laced with primrose; the upper petals are blotched with black and laced with primrose.
R. C. Dickson (Kay) has dark crimson blotches, with margins and top petals cream, spotted with rose.
Robert Logan (Dobbie) has dark, mulberry - coloured blotches, laced with golden yellow and bronze; the upper petals are shades of mulberry, yellow, and bronze.
Robert M'Caughie (Lister) has violet blotches, margined with sulphur-yellow and edged with dark rose; the upper petals are sulphur-coloured, but heavily edged with dark rose.
Robert M'Kellar (Dobbie). This flower has large, black blotches, heavily margined with yellow; the upper petals are yellow, with a heavy band of purple-violet.
Plate 5. Four White Rayless Violas
Top: Purity, Mad. A. Gray.
Bottom: Mrs. H. Pearce, Snowflake.
Robert White (Kay) has glossy black blotches, laced with bright yellow; the upper petals are yellow.
Rev. D. R. Williamson (Dobbie), a flower with large, velvety blotches, belted with clear yellow.
Tom M'Callum (Lister) has dense, plum-coloured blotches, the margins being of light chrome-yellow with rose, light-purple, and carmine shadings; the top petals are an enchanting shade of violet, with whitish wire edge.
Thomas Stevenson (Paul), a flower with large, black blotches edged with primrose; the upper petals are primrose, blotched with black and pencilled with crimson.
T. F. Stewart (M'Lachlan) has deep-blue blotches, with primrose edgings; the upper petals are white, with a blue band and sulphur edging.
W. B. Child (Sydenham), a purple-blotched flower, with yellow margin, the upper petals being purple.
William M'Kenzie (Dobbie), a sulphur-yellow coloured flower, having large, dark-violet blotches; the upper petals are sulphur-blotched and pencilled with violet and rose.
W. H. Watson (Kay), a flower with large, circular blotches, margined with straw colour; top petals straw-coloured and violet.
W. P. Harvey (Dobbie) has dark violet blotches of fine circular form, edged with creamy white and violet ; the upper petals are purple violet and white.
Wilfred Staton (Lister) has plum-coloured blotches, margined with chrome-yellow and shaded with light rose ; the top petals are chrome-yellow, edged and shaded with violet.