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.
The first portion of a magnificent collection of Azaleas, and other store and greenhouse plants, was recently brought to the hammer here by Mr. Stevens. Of Azaleas, Glory of Sunning Hill, 3 feet 6 inches high, and as much through, fetched 11l.; Murrayana, 92.; Perryana, 7l. 10s.; optima, 6l. 10s.; Gled-stanesi, 5l. 15s.; variegata, 5l.; lateritia, 5l. 5s.; alba magna, 5l. 15s.; sinensis, 57.; and other lots from 2l. 2s. to 3l.10s. Of other plants, Acropbyllum venosum, 3 feet high and about as much through, fetched 7l. 10s.; the Willow-leaved Ixora, 62.; Genetyllis macrostegia, 5l. 10s.; Aphelexis macrantha rosea, one of the finest plants in the country, 9l.; A. m. purpurea, 5l. 10s.; A. m. grandiflora, 4l. 15s.; Rondeletia speciosa, 4l.10s.; Tetratheca ericoides, 32. 7*. 64.; Erica jubata, 2l. 4s; Maranta zebrina, 2l.10s.; Pandanus javanicus variegates, 3l. 10s.; Epacris mini-ata grandiflora, 3l.10s.; E. m. splendens, 2l.6s.; Pimelea mirabilis, 22.; P. Hendersoni, 2l.6s.; Eriostemon buzifolium, 2l. 2s.; and Adenandra speciosa, 2l. 6s. Other lots, of which there were in all 202, fetched from 10s. to 30s. per lot; and the produce of the whole sale amounted to upwards of 3002. - Cottage Gardener.