Title: Lawns and gardens. How to plant and beautify the home lot, the pleasure ground and garden
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Jönsson-Rose, Nils
Subjects: Gardening Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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campion (L.fulgens), a species withexceedingly showy, vermilion flowers in loose corymbs.It grows from six to twelve inches high and has hairy,ovate-lanceolate leaves. The best forms are: Haageana,bright scarlet; grandiflora, with very large scarlet flowers ;Sieboldii, with white flowers. There is a small Alpinespecies (L. alpind) with pink flowers in terminal heads,and tufts of linear-lanceolate leaves. It grows in thecrevices of rocks, generally in moist locations and is prettyin rockeries. Catchfly, Silene.—Very beautiful annual or perennialplants, growing wild, mostly in sandy or gravelly soil, andin open woods. S. Schafta is a pretty, dwarf species, withmuch branched stems, obovate, acute leaves and showypurple flowers all summer. Fine for rockeries. 8. com-patca is of a more upright habit, grows to the height of afoot or eighteen inches, with ovate-cordate leaves and amplecorymbs of pink flowers in June or July. The fire pink(S. Virgmica) is a showy American plant growing from
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298 Ibcrbaccous plants. one to two feet high. Very beautiful in open woods orshrubberies. The flowers are bright crimson. The fol-lowing are fine for rockeries: 8. alpestris, a dwarf, tuftedAlpine plant growing six inches high, flowers white ; wildpink (8. Pennsylvanica), about as high as the precedingkind; flowers pink, very numerous and beautiful; finefor naturalizing in rocky places. The best annuals are thenumerous varieties of 8. pendula, a dwarf trailing plantwith, originally, flesh-colored flowers. There are nowwhite, flesh-colored and rosy-red forms, with single ordouble flowers. The variety compacta is especially usefulfor summer-bedding. For this purpose the seeds must besown in autumn in a frame or greenhouse to be ready forplanting in spring. Soapwort, Saponaria officinalis.—A tall and erect road-side plant with oval and lanceolate leaves and showy whiteflowers suffused with rose, in ample terminal clusters. Maybe crown on rocky knolls or high banks of rivulets andlakes.
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Tagged: , bookid:lawnsgardenshowt00jn , bookyear:1897 , bookdecade:1890 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:J__nsson_Rose__Nils , booksubject:Gardening , booksubject:Landscape_gardening , bookpublisher:New_York___G__P__Putnam , bookcontributor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign , booksponsor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign , bookleafnumber:316 , bookcollection:americana , BHL Collection