This section is from the book "The Florist And Garden Miscellany". Also see: All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!.
A scapeless, orange-eyed, purple-flowered Primrose, of great beauty. A plant of it in a pot was exhibited at a late meeting of the Horticultural Society, by C. J. Darbishire, Esq., who found it growing on grassy land, which had been cleared of brushwood, in the neighbourhood of Kawak, a quarantine station on the Asiatic side of the Bosphorus, near the mouth of the Black Sea. It was stated that Mr. Darbishire had found it to be perfectly hardy, standing our winters well out of doors; but that, as it had a disposition to bloom early, if the roots were taken into the house in the latter end of the year, it formed a beautiful and useful ornament to the conservatory during a dark and dull season. It was mentioned that its rich and delicate colour is only displayed to advantage, however, under bright sunshine; and that, when grown freely, its foliage is very large and robust; that it is a profuse bloomer; and that it possesses a slight but delicious fragrance.
Though not new, this deserves notice because it is little known. It is quite as hardy as the common Snowdrop, much larger, and on that account, of course, more desirable.
A Fumitory, with pink flowers, and very handsome. It is believed to be hardy; and is best increased by cuttings of the very young shoots.
Anew species in the way of the im-rtle-leaved Acacia, and a useful addition to our greenhouse shrubs.
Not quite new, but one of the handsomest of Boronias, and indeed of early flowering greenhouse plants.
From the Botanical Magazine for March we select:
A distinct-looking species; white or blush flowers, having a yellow throat covered with brown dots. Very pretty.
Another apparently valuable addition to our stoves. Its flowers are deep orange, and appear to be produced abundantly. The leaves are also ornamental, being green above and red below.
From the collection of Messrs. Lucombe, Pince, and Co.
A little evergreen Ericaceous shrub, bearing compact terminal clusters of pink flowers, which are very pretty. If it does not prove hardy with us, as is expected, it will at least require but little protection.
A greenhouse shrub, which every collection, however small, should possess. It forms a compact bush, whose obovate deep-green leaves set oft the white starry blossoms to the best advantage. The flower-buds, too, are tipped with pink, which adds something to it3 beauty. Mr. Barclay, of Leyton, exhibited, in the spring of 1848, in the rooms of the Horticultural Society in Regent Street, a splendid pvramidal plant of it loaded with blossoms; and a specimen of the same species (if species it be) of Eriostemon was again shewn in the Society's rooms the other day by Messrs. Henderson, of Pine-Apple Place.
A pretty, hardy, yellow-flowered Violet from Patagonia, well worth the attention of lovers of this delightful class of flowers. It is, however, we believe, scentless.