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.
Plant the first and second week of this month, (we seldom plant our principal ter than old roots, for a fine show of perfect flowers. Give them plenty of room - at least four feet every way. Torn ont of the pots without disturbing the roots, and set a neat stake with the plant, to which it can be secured as growth proceeds.
The following are a few of the finest new varieties; most of them we have proved, and can vouch for their being first-rate:
Agnee, (Edwards,) pure white.
Aurora, orange buff.
Bob, (Drummond,) vivid orange-scarlet.
Grand Duke, (Turner,) bluish-lilac.
George Villiere, (Union,) dark purple.
Mm Caroline, (Brittle,) white, slightly tipped with purple.
Morning Star, (Turner,) orange-scarlet.
Plantagenet, (Turner,) purple, shaded with lilac.
Sir John Franklin, (Turner,) buff, with salmon at the base of the petals.
Sir B, Whittington, (Drummond,) ruby crimson; a large, perfectly formed, superb flower.
Fancy varieties (so oalled), striped and tipped:
Beauty of the Grove, (Burgess.) salmon buff, tipped with purple.
Claudia, (Loohner,) violet-purple, tipped with white.
Douglau Jerrold, (Keyne,) buff, edged with scarlet.
Duchess of Kent, (Knight,) pale yellow, tipped with white.
Queen Victoria, (Wheeler,) yellow, distinctly margined with red.
Unanimity, (Edwards,) scarlet, and deep yellow in regular stripes.