This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We note with pleasure the efforts of our own florists to improve garden flowers. Messrs. Nanz & Neuner, of Louisville, have very much improved the Japan Cockscomb, by developing a regular row of small ones under the main head, as per illustration annexed.
The stock is in the hands of Messrs. D. M. Ferry & Co., of Detroit, Mich. It grows about 15 inches high, with a collar of leaves under the crimson head, and small collars under the smaller heads. It ought to make a capital subject for plant growers to try superior skill on.