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.
" Bouquet d'Orange," bright orange ; early, low, very superior. "Jaune Supreme," fine yellow; early, tall, fine. "La Grandeur," canary yellow; late, low, new. "Louis d'Or," bright yellow; late, tall, a beautiful spike. "Pure "Or," golden yellow; early, low, extra. "Ophir d'Or," perfect yellow; late, tall.
The single varieties are earlier, and their colorings are frequently more brilliant. They excel the double in fragrance; and can be mingled with them in beds. Among the white varieties which are most sought for are :
"Alba Maxima," pure white, of splendid spike and showy bells; tall, and late. " Grand Vainquer," pure white; extra, with great profusion of flowers, tall and late. "Hannah Moore," snowy white, very handsome; low and early. "Blanchard," extra white; tall and early. "Alba Superbissima," pure white, extra large spike; low and early. "Queen Victoria," perfect white; low and early. "Semiramis," rosy white; tall and late.
Space would fail us to enumerate the hundreds of varieties offered for our choice ; we hope that oar readers will be induced to plant some of them whenever occasion requires, and we feel assured that they will be richly rewarded for both the money and time expended upon them.
"Well they reward the toil. The sight is pleased, the scent regaled ; Each opening blossom freely breathes around Its gratitude, and thanks us with its sweets".
S. 0. J.