Title: Plant culture; a working handbook of every day practice for all who grow flowering and ornamental plants in the garden and greenhouse
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Oliver, George Watson, 1858-1923 Hottes, Alfred Carl, 1891- joint author
Subjects: Gardening Greenhouses
Publisher: New York, A. T. De La Mare co., inc.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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ore potting. They should in any case be kept close fora few days after being divided, in order to start fresh roots. FESTUCA (Fescue Grass). F. glauca grows only a few incheshigh; the foliage is of a bluish green color. Propagation. It may be divided and replanted during Marchor April. PANICUM (Oplismenus). The correct name is OplismenusBurmanni var. variegatus, although the common species is known asP. variegatum by florists. A useful Uttle warm house plant, havingleaves striped with white and pink. It will grow in shade or sun.and is used chiefly for hanging over the sides of baskets, vases andboxes. Propagation. The plant is propagated from cuttings in March. PAPYRUS (Egyptian Paper Plant). P. antiquorum is culti-vated in conservatories or planted out in the Summer near aquaticgardens. The proper name for this plant is Cyperus Papyrus. ThePapyrus, after being hfted from its Summer quarters, where thegrowths made are usually very strong, frequently gets into a half 420 PLANT CULTURE
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Papyrus antiquorum. Egyptian Paper Plant ORNAMENTAL GRASSES 421 sickly state during the Winter months, from which it takes it sometime to recuperate after being replanted outside. In Winter thegrowths are grassy and spindling. Propagation. If the old plants are taken in hand some timein January, and split up into the smallest pieces and put in thesand bed of a warm house, they will in a few days push out fine,healthy roots and when potted in a mixture of equal parts of moss,sand and manure, will grow very vigorously and will be in splendidtrim for the planting out season. If it is desired to increase thestock the young plants, after being in the pots for a few weeks, canbe redivided and the operation of rooting gone through as at first.In the absence of a propagating bench a box of sand placed on thehot water pipes answers the same purpose. PENNISETUM (Fountain Grass). P. longistylum (villosum)and P. Ruppelii are perhaps the finest of our dwarf Grasses, whichare grown principally on a
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