This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
This list is recommended by American Rural Home:
Flowers large, of a light rose color; edges of the petals striped with carmine.
Orange scarlet, striped with pale yellow.
White, striped with violet red inside, and lilac outside ; this is a superb variety.
Bright vermillion, stained with violet.
Fiery scarlet, with pure white stain.
Another superb variety ; flowers brilliant red, stained with amaranth.
Large and finely formed ; rose striped with carmine; petals creamy white inside.
White, striped with rosy carmine ; one of the finest varieties.
Cultivators will remember that as soon as the foliage turns yellow in the fall, the bulbs must be taken up, well dried in the sun, placed carefully in paper bags, and kept in a dry place until next spring.