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★ JUN 18 1923 * 









All the collections have been personally selected; it is only by preparing them ahead, and growing in immense 
quantities, that we can afford to offer then: at such exceptional low prices. Unlike most of the cheap collections 
usually offered, each plant is distinctly labeled true to name, and all are healthy young stock. Tlte choice of varieties must 
invariably be left to us, the purchaser simply naming the Collection desired. 

Every Collection sent ay mail, postpaid, upon receipt of price, 

Collection C '.■ 

. $1.00-15 CHOICE CHRYSANTHEMUMS. All distinct, large flowering varieties; 
ready by 1st ot March. Our selection only. 

Collection D 

. $I.O0— 15 EVER- BLOOMING EOSES, in 15 varieties. Best adapted for out-door 
culture; all deliglitfullj 7 fragrant, continuous bloomers. Our selection only. 

Collection E ;■ 

. $1.00—12 FINE HYBEID PEEPETUAL EOSES. These are perfectly hardy ami 
need no protection, but will produce their exquisite flowers of unsurpassed fragrance 
. only in Spring and Fall. Our selection. 

Collection r .• 

. $2.00—10 NEW PBIZE CHRYSANTHEMUMS, selected from our importation of 
, new varieties. A grand present to send to Eastern friends. 

Collection U .• 

. $l.O0—12 FUCHSIAS, in 12 sorts, all of the best and latest kinds. Our selection 

Collection H . 

. $1.00—12 COLEUS, embracing the most distinct and finest marked varieties. Our 
. selection only. .\ /. .• .■. .•. .•. ,\ 

Collection 1 

$1.00—10 Varieties of our NEW DOUBLE AND SINGLE GERANIUMS. Our 

. selection. 

Collection J 

. $1.50— 12 BEGONIAS. Foliage and flowering sorts \ 

. Our selection. . - . .'. .\ .'. .\ .'. .•. .-. .-. ;•. 

Collection K ."• 

. $1.50—12 CLIMBING PLANTS, all different varieties. .-. 
. Our selection. .'. .■. .'. .". .". .:. 

Collection L :■ 

. $1.00—12 HAEDY BEDDING PLANTS, for the garden. 
. Our selection. 

Collection M :'■ 

. $1.50—12 Varieties HOUSE PLANTS, flowering and ornamental. 
. Our selection. 

Collection N 

. $1.00—12 DAHLIAS; 12 Beautiful Varieties of show Dahlias. Ready in March. 
. Our selection. 

Collection O ; 

. $1.00-S Splendid DOUBLE PETUNIAS. .\ 
. Our selection. 

Collection P :■ 

. $1.00— 10 Choice Varieties of MONTHLY CARNATIONS. .-. .-. . .-. 
. Our selection. ^ .'. •". •'• •'• •"• •'• •'. .". • 


Cabbage Plants. Per 100 plants, 50c; ready in j Tomato Plants. Per dozen, 20c; $1.00 per 100. 
January, February and March. Ready in March. 

Cauliflower Plants. Per 100 plants, 50c; ready Sweet Potato Plants. ;>0l- per 100; $4.00 pe r 

in January, February and March. 1 1000. Ready in March. 


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Cox's Novelties and Choice Strains 





The Novelties of the German, English and French Seed Merchants. 


Carinas, are without doubt, 
among the finest of ornamen- 
tal plants, producing large, 
bold foliage of various shades 
of green aud dark metallic 
hues, while the flowers are 
massive, and range from yel- 
low, orange, scarlet, deep 
crimson and magenta. They 
are particularly suited to our 
climate, only requiring abun- 
dance of water and mulch to 
produce a grand sub tropical 
effect, as well as color and 
character to our gardens, and 
they will flower the whole sum- 
mer through. 

Admiral Courbet. 
Flowers very large, of a light 
lemon-yellow, flamed, striped 
and spotted with crimson; 
foliage pea green; 3 feet. 25 
cents each. — 1 ^ 

Autoine Crozy. Rich, 
deep green foliage; a strong, 
vigorous grower and free- 
blooming; flowers of a bright 
cherry carmine; 4% feet. 30 
cents each. 

Brilliaiitissima. The 
handsomest of all dark leaved 
Cannas, the dark metallic 
bronze leaves having a tint of 
scarlet in them, giving it a very 
brilliant and lustrous appear- 
ance; of medium height. The 
foliage is as handsome as Bra- 
cena terminalis; for centers of 
vases, etc. 25 cents each. 

Child ii (The Tiger Oanna). 
The flowers are borne in large, compact panicles, are of 
large size and perfect shape, with broad petals and of a 
bright, glossy, yellow color, thickly spotted with crim- 
son. 25 cents each. 

Eti entail n i . The most distinct of all Cannas on 
account of large oval soft green leaves and carmine-red 
flowers, which are produced on large flower stems; each 
branch bears abont twelve flowers. This is one of the 
most striking and desirable Cannas ever introduced. 30 
cents each. 

Emile Leclaire. Flowers large, bright golden 
yellow, mottled and spotted crimson and scarlet. It will 
be found useful as a cut flower, as its peculiar color gives 
it the appearance of an Orchid. Pea-green foliage. 20 
cents each. 

Flaecida. Fine large lemon-colored flowers. 20 
cents each. 

Jules Cliretein. Flowers large, with long, broad 
petals of a bright glowing cerise crimson. 25 cts. each. 

Notltoui. Crimson-scarlet. The flowers are very 
large, growing erect, instead of drooping. The foliage is 
of a beautiful bluish green, growing compact, forming 

New French Cannas 

nearly solid masses of warm 
coloring; 6 feet. 15 cts. each. 

Madame Crozy. This 
Canna is one that every one 
can succeed with, as it will 
grow in the open ground as 
readily and easily as the com- 
mon varieties of Cannas, which 
have been so largely used in 
sit b-tropical gardening. These 
plants produce all the wealth 
and richness, and the tropical 
luxuriance of foliage of the 
common kinds, added to which 
is the gorgeousness of their 
flaming panicles of bloom, 
which are borne in immense 
heads at the terminus of every 
shoot. The flowers are flam- 
ing scarlet, bordered with 
gold; a marvelous combina- 
tion of colors, having all the 
delicacy and beauty of the 
rarest Orchid. 30 cents each. 

Robust a. This variety, 
with good cultivation, will 
grow fully ten feet high, with 
immense leaves four feet long 
by one and a half feet in width, 
of dark bronze and green col- 
ors. 20 cents each. Mine. Liaband. 
Leaves dark green; hise spikes 
of large flowers; bright cherry. 
25 cents each. 

Star of 1891 (Ever-bloom- 
ing Canna). Color bright or- 
ange-scarlet, edged with gold. 
The enormous panicles of 
bloom which are borne contin- 
uously, even on plants only a foot or two in height, and 
in small pots, is indeed marvelous. 25 cents each. 

Veutura. A Prince among Cannas; with the largest 
flowers of any sort yet offered, measuring five inches 
across, a self color, a beautiful blending of scarlet and 
carmine, not crowded, but each flower standing out from 
the stem, and drooping in the most graceful manner; 
petals l]4 to 1% inches across, by 3 inches long; foliage 
rich green, with dark line on edge; a persistent bloomer, 
every little shoot giving large plumy blossoms; height 
3% to 4 feet. 75 cents each. 


(Richardia Hastata.) 

Resembling in all respects the White Calla, excepting 
that the flowers are of a light yellow. $1.00 each. 


(Richardia Alba Maculata.) 

The leaves of this variety are deep green, with numer- 
ous white spots, which gives the plant a very ornamental 

£W ERRATA. — Page 81, CURRANTS, should be 10c. each, $1.00 per dozen, instead of 30c. each, aud $3 00 per dozen. 



appearance. The flowers are pure white, with a black 
center. They grow freely, either in-doors or out. 25 
cents each; $2.00 per dozen. 


Or Elephant's Ear. 

Its immense leaves, lends a tropical appearance to col- 
lections which is exceedingly effective; and for the center 
of vases it is almost without a superior, provided it 
receives rich soil and much water. It would be difficult 
to find another as beautiful and imposing decorative 
plant. Small bulbs, 15c; large bulbs, 25c. 


The White Calla, or Lily of the Nile, is a well-known 
plant of easy culture, and in winter is one of our best 
window plants. To aid profuse blooming, keep them 
dormant from the middle of June to last of August, re- 
pot in good rich soil, using 4 to 6 inch pot, give water, 
light and heat in abundance. Dry bulbs, 15 cents each; 
$1.25 per dozen. 


(Arum Sanclum.) 
This magnificent and inti resting variety resembles 
in habit and foliage the White Calla. The bulbs or- 
iginally came from 1'alestine, growing about Jerusalem, 
which makes each growing plant a souvenir of the 
Holy Land. It is very difficult to properly describe 
the Arum Sanctum, and we regret we do not have a 
colored plate to aid us. The magnificent flowers are 
sweet - scented and often over a foot 

long, seven to nineinches jWst across, and so 

beautifully shaped and < N^ r turned that 

they must have served j5Hf}«!» as models for 
the exquisite vases and sculptures of 

the great ancient artists; jS&wcCih. color the rich- 
est velvety black imng- <£HKwSa inable; spike 
or spadix rises ten to ^OijS^; twelve inches 
and is ebony black; splendid rich 

green luxuriant foliage. ^wISPHa^ Caubeaseasi- 
ly grown as a Calla Lily, jlj&Simiffflffl' ^ut needing 
more room and richer lat^SBt?? soil. Price, 
per bulb, 50 cents. 

Arum Sauctura (Black Calla). 


DWARF CALLA— « Little Gem." 

Should not be confused with the "Gem," being entirely distinct. 


is, indeed a pigmy, scarcely ever exceeding the height of one foot, yet 
producing good sized flowers in great abundance. The bulbs of "Little 
Gem" are exceedingly scarce. 35 cents each. 


(Doryanthes Excelsa.) 

The Giant Torch Lily of Australia. A magnificent plant, with long 
Dracaena like foliage. It throws up a lofty spike of bright scarlet flowers, 
like an immense fiery torch, the stem of which is often twelve to fifteen 
feet high— a beautiful and distinct plant for a garden. It has the general 
habit of an Amaryllis in foliage and growth, but is, of course, gigantic 
in proportions. Few are found in cultivation, and those who have room 
for it can procure nothing more rare and novel. In the Southern States 
and in California, it is hardy and can be grown in the open ground. 
Bulbs are too large to be sent by mail. $1.00 each; small plants, 60 cts 


Or Giant Spider Lily. 

Tlrs magnificent South Florida Spider Lily produces immense umbels 
of often as many as twenty live flowers, and nearly always two or more 
flower scapes at the same time. The flowers are airy and fragile appear- 
ing and deliriously sweet-scented. In the center of each flower is a 
beautiful crown or saucer resembling tissue paper. It, is a very popular 
species for forcing in winter for cut flowers, and is particularly desirable 

for planting out in the open ground for summer blooming. In the fall the bulbs may be pulled up and kept dry over 
winter the same as Gladiolus, ete., or be grown in pots and water withheld when they 
Bulbs, 25 cents each. 

Doryanthes Excelsa (Giant Torch Lily). 

evince a desire to rest. 



Japanese Pink Spider Lily. 


Or Milk and Wine Lily. 

A grand sort almost as beautiful as 
Crinuni Kii kii, but its bulbs do not grow 
as large, aud its strong growing foliage 
is erect and sword-shaped. Flowers in 
umbels, very large and showy, three to 
four inches in diameter, striped with 
white and carmine and very fragrant. 
Fine blooming bulbs, 25 cents each; 
largest size, 35 cents each. 


(Equestrian Lily of Barbadoes.) 

A fine flower of good size; orange-red 
in color, with green star in center; free 
bloomer and very striking. 25c. 


Tuberous Rooted. 
We have imported direct from Mr. 
John Laiug, of England, new Single 
and Double Begonia Roots. The flow- 
ers are bornn on upright stiff stems, and 
often exceed 5 inches in diameter when 
well grown. Nothing can exceed the 
brilliancy of their waxy flowers. Will 
do well m the open air during the spring 
and summer months. They make a 
fine plant for window or conservatory 
decorations. Single. Orange-scarlet, 
Pink, Salmon, White, ea. 25c; #2.50 per 
doz. Double, extra choice mixed, 50e. 
each; per doz., §5.00. 


The Single Dahlia grows tall and blooms abundantly. 
They are adapted for cutting. 20c. each; $2.00 per doz. 


The Japanese Pink variety cannot fail to create a sen- 
sation. If planted in a warm, light position, they will 
prove perfectly hardy. In California they would thrive 
freely and increase rapidly in the open air, without any 
protection whatever, blooming at the proper time. 

As shown in our illustration, a clump of bulbs produces 
a large huniber of spikes of the most delicate flowers, varying 
in their colors from pinkish salmon to pink, vermilion and 
seat let, the petals being beautifully undulated, and by 
artificial light sparkling like jewels; an ornament indeed 
for the finest parlor. 

All lovers of the beautiful should certainly add this to 
their collection. Bulbs, 20 cents each. 


An evergreen species and of the easiest culture, is best 
grown as a pot plant . Crinums bloom best when some- 
what pot-bound. Its large white, exquisitely fragrant, 
lily-like flowers are produced in an umbel and borne on 
a tall stem. A striking plant, and needs rich, moist soil. 
It can be kept glowing and blooming (at intervals) the 
year round. Our bulbs are collected in one particular 
locality where they grow much finer and larger than any 
we ever saw offered in the East. We offer fine blooming 
size bulbs at the extremely low price of 30 cents each, 3 
for 75 cents. 

4 851 \ I H It lit li II. 

This magnificent bulb produces flowers of the greatest 
beauty. Its leaves are wavy-edged and radiate in the 
form of a rosette. Usually two flower stalks, each two 
or more feet tall, and of a dark purplish color, are sent 
up at the same time, each beaiing a large umbel, consist- 
ing of a dozen or more, large, lily-like flowers of the 
greatest beauty and fragrance. The petals are broad and 
pure white, with a deep reddish purple stiipe down the 
center of the outside of each and showing through faintly 
on the inside. 35 cents each; large bulbs, 50 cents each. 

Single Dahlias. 




JK urbank's Sew California Strain. 

The New California Strain have extremely bold flowers— often five inches across 
a single bloom— of great substance, clustered on stiff, compact, low growing spikes, 
and will endure the fiercest sun and wind for days without injury. 

In producing this new strain, a million or more of seedlings have been raised, and 
a careful selection carried on for twelve vears. 

Gladioli ( 

r California. The flowers of Ihis remarkable freak are closely 
packed all around the spite like a Hyacinth, and arc often DOUBLE, 
having from lo to 16 petals each; light cherry-rose, striped lilac- 
crimson. A single bulb produces from 3 to 6 enormous spikes, 
very beautiful and strikingly distinct, strong blooming bulbs, 

each, .ft. 01); per dozen, 110.00. 

Mania Kowa. One of t lie best of t lie new dwarfs, particularly 
attractive flower; dark flesh pink with a salmon sheen streaked 
with purplish-crimson and sometimes with black; edges of pelvis 
charmingly tipped white. Multiplies vapidly, strong blooming 

bulbs, earl,, ,f|. 00; per dozen, $10 00- 

The Complete Set of Varieties, one bulb each, for $:!.00. 


IHaripOSa. Very attractive large open flower of great sub- 
stance, puicst snow white striped and flaked with cherry -crim- 
son and sometimes varying from almost pure white to cherry-red. 
Strong blooming bulbs, each, 60c; per dozen, $5.00. 

Shasta. Unequalled for abundance of Bowers which are 

white flaked and shaded carminc-rosr: flowers closely set on the 
spike: multiplies with astonishing rapidity. Bulbs, each, 25C. ; 
per dozen, $2.00. 
Volo. Pure rich deep crimson. Bulbs, - : OC. each ; $ft.00 doz. 

Cisco. Clear rose-pink, with salmon tint. Bulbs, each, 25c. ; 
per dozen, $2.00. 

Seed of the New Catiforilla Strains, mixed, 16c. per pkt. 



A great interest ha* recently sprung up in the cultiva- 
tion of water plants. The pools containing these superb 
aquatics have been the center of attractions for admiring 
thousands, No class of plants introduced into the 
public parks all over the country during the past two or 
three years has created such a decided sensation as the 
three "following magnificent ever-blooming Red, White 
and Blue Water Lilies, they can be grown from seeds as 
readily as Poppies or Balsams. Seeds planted from the 
rirst to the middle of March in teacups of soil and water, 
will make fine little plants by the first of June, and if 
panted out then, either in tubs or a pool, will begin 
blooming in July, and continue to produce a profusion 
of flowers every day until the Fall. 

Blue Zanzibar Water Lily [Nymphcea Zanzi- 
bnrensbi azurea). Plants from the seed of this maguiticent 
variety will yield flowers varying from a light to a very 
dark, deep blue. The stamens of all are a bright golden 
yellow, tipped with the same shade of blue as the petals. 
The flowers open at about 7 a. m. and close about 5 p. m., 
each flower opeuing four days in succession, and giving 
off a most delightful odor. Seed, per packet, 25 cents. 

Red Zanzibar Water Lily ( -V. Zan. rosea). 
This is a superb and very rare variety of the blue, and 
like it in every respect except its color, which varies from 
rich pink to a deep rose, almost crimson in some speci- 
mens; the yellow stamens tipped with the same shade of 
red as the petals. Seeds, per packet, 25 cents. 

White Night-Blooming Water Lily (N. 
Dentata). This grand species opens its flowers at about 8 
o'clock at night, remaining expanded until noon the next 
day. They are pure, pearly white, with petals expanded 
horizontally, so that the flowers are perfectly flat like a 
star, thus differing from all other varieties; odor most 
peculiar and agreeable. The seeds are longer in germina- 
ting than the others; but they are just as easy to raise. 
Seeds, per packet, 25 cents. One packet each of the three 
sorts for 05 cents. 

Nyniphaea Odorata Gigautea. This is a 
gigautic form of the common White Water Lily. We have 
measured leaves of it which were twenty-two inches in 
diameter and flowers eight inches across. The leaves are 
very thick and heavy, and have their edges very curious- 
ly ruffled, and in some instances turned up, forming a 
rim after the manner of the wonderful Victoria Regia. 
Flowers fragrant, pure white, with a golden yellow center, 
and of decided cup-shape, giving it a very distinct appear- 
ance. Growing with the ordinary form of Nymphcea odor- 
ata it looks like a giant among pigmies, and is undoubt- 

edly the finest hardy Water Lily ever introduced. It will 
prove a valuable Novelty, and we can furnish fine roots 
at 25 cents each. 

IVympliaea Flava. A genuine Water Lily with 
yellow flowers, native of Florida, and not found in any 
other part of the world. Leaves and flowers a little 
smaller than those of the common Water Lily, the former 
beautifully variegated with brown, the latter bright gold- 
en yellow and deliciously fragrant like Locust blossoms, 
but more delicate. Perfectly hardy at the North, but 
should have as warm a position in summer as possible. 
Fine roots, 25 cents each. 


(Nelumbium Luteurn.) 
One of the most tropical appearing plants in cultiva- 
tion, though perfectly hardy. The immense flowers and 
the greater part of the gigantic leaves are borne high 
above the water, presenting a beautiful appearance. 
Flowers are fragrant, as large as a quart bowl, of a rich 
sulphur yellow color. The first day they appear like 
gigantic tea rose buds, but on the second they open like 
an immense Tulip or Magnolia, showing the exquisite 
arrangement of stamens within. Very easily raised from 
seed which must have a bole filed or drilled through the 
shell to the kernel, but not into it. Plant in any good 
soil. Price, per packet, 25 cents. 



(Eichhomia [Pontederia] crassipes major.) 

Most exquisite flowers resembling a spike of Hyacinth 
bloom, but as beautiful as an Orchid. Each flower is as 

j large or larger than a silver dollar, in color a beautiful, 
soft, lilac-rose, sparkling as covered with diamond dust. 
The upper petal which is the largest, has a large metallic 
blue blotch in the center, and in the center of that a small, 
deep golden-yellow spot. In the window a beautiful effect 
is produced by using a glass vessel of some sort, with 
shells and white sand so arranged in the bottom as to 
conceal a small amount of soil. In the summer set a tub 
in the sunniest part in the yard, put two or three inches 
of soil in the bottom, cover with an inch or two of sand, 
fill full of water and drop the plant in. Keep the tub full 
of water, and the hotter the sun and weather the more 
profusely it will bloom. Our cut of the plant and flowers 

j convey but an imperfect idea of their beauty. Fine 

| plants, 25 cents each. 




( Myriophyllum Proserpinacoides.) 
An aquatic hanging plant is a novelty indeed, and we 
have it to perfection in this dainty little jewel. Its long 
trailing stems are clothed with whorls of the most ex- 
quisite foliage as finely cut as the leaves of the Cypress 
Vine and much more delicate. Planted in a water tight 
hanging basket so water can be kept standing on the 
surface of the soil, it will trail down over the sides in a 
most charming manner. In a tank or lake it prefers 
shallow water and will run about over the surface, the 
ends of the creeping stems standing erect, forming beau- 
tiful tufts or tassels. It can be grown in the tubs with 
other aquatics, and trained over the sides with beautiful 
effect. Price, 10 cents each. 


Everybody has doubtless seen and probably tasted the 
fruit of the Banana. But very few know that the plants 
can be grown as successfully as Caunas. They make 
grand decorative plants grown in large pots, kegs or tubs 
of rich soil. But they are particularly valuable for open 
ground culture in the center of beds of foliage plants, 
moist situations, etc. In planting dig a good sized hole, 
18 inches or more deep, fill with rich soil and plenty of 
well decayed manure (they will thrive wonderfully in 
muck soil); set the plants in this and keep well watered 
during the summer, and they will make an astonishing 
growth. Just before frost cut all the leaves off (but do 
not cut the stalk), dig them up and place the roots in a 
box of earth, and keep quite dry (to prevent growth), and 
they winter as easily as a Ganna or Dahlia. The second 
summer they will bloom and then you will behold a sight 
you may never have dreamed of. Sometimes they bloom 
early enough in the season to mature their fruits. If 
you want to see the grandest plant that ever grew, plant 
a Banana. It will be the wonder of your neighborhood. 

Dwarf or Cavendish Banana [Musa Caven- 
dishii). An extra fine sort; dwarf, but very strong and 
robust, attaining a height of only six or eight feet. The 
magnificent leaves look as though sprinkled with blood. 
Yield of fruit enormous, sometimes as many as 200 or 800 
in a bunch. Small plants, 50 cents each. 

Hart'* Choice (Musa Orieutum). Of medium height, 
stalk and mid-rib tinged with red. Bears early and is 
very hardy for a Banana. Fruit uusurpassed in flavor. 
Small plants, 50 cents each. 


This is the Pineapple of commerce, a very ornamental 
plant, and undoubtedly the best variety for pot culture. 
Fruit ruddy yellow when ripe; flavor sub-acid, sparkling. 
Likes a loose, sandy soil and plenty of moisture. Should 
be repotted frequently during the first year. Price, 50 
cents each. 


This is the most hardy of the Orange family, and will 
stand our Northern climate with little or no protection, 
and is also desirable for pot culture. In the parks of both 
New York and Philadelphia it is growing luxuriantly, 
and blooming and fruiting profusely. It is dwarf, of a 
low, shrubby growth, with beautiful trifoliate, glossy 
green leaves, and abundance of large, white, sweet-scent- 
ed blossoms, larger and liner than any other variety of 
Orange blossoms, and borne almost continually. The 
fruit is small, bright orange red in color, having a pecu- 
liar, pleasant flavor. The tine appearance of the plant, 
with its constant habit of blooming and showy fruit, 
combine to make a plant of peculiar value and beauty. 
25 cents each; for $1.00; extra large, 50 cents each. 


Snowcresr. (New Double White Daisy). 1% to 2 
inches in diameter. 10 cents each; 00 cents per dozen. 

<iia nl (New Double Pink Daisy). 1 l A to 2 inches in 
diameter. 10 cents each; 00 cents per dozen. 



A great improvement on the old pink variety. Nice 
young plants, 30 cents each. 


The great California Giant Poppy. Extra fine plants 
will bloom this summer; flowers 6 inches in diameter, 
very fragrant. §1.00 each. 


A great novelty for hanging baskets, rockeries or the 
garden; constant bloomer; does well under any condi- 
tion. A gem. 20 cents each. 


Of these most valuable aud ever- blooming climbers we 
have offered the orange red variety last season. We have 
now three distinct varieties to offer, all of which are very 
free bloomers and the flowers are as double as a Daisy. 
Orange Ked, extremely double; Yellow, very large, double; 
Darkness, dark brown, very double, and strong grower. 
Price, 20 cents each. 


A charming basket or pot plant just brought to notice. 
The flowers are of a beautiful, bright, clear pink color, 
veined with scarlet, and with a white center. The superb 
color, combined with airy grace and beautiful form, goes 
to make a flower which is in beauty perfection itself. The 
plant seldom grows over ten inches in height, but inclines 
to a trailing habit, spreading its branches out over the 
ground, or drooping over the sides of the pots. We offer 
nice plants at 25 cents each. 


Or Pink Marguerite. 

Constant bloomer during the summer season. Very 
showy. 25 cents each; §2.00 per dozen. 


These bright colored flowering plants, of all shades ex- 
cept blue, are continually one mass of blooms, and are 
rarely seen in our gardens. We have a fine collection of 
them at 25 cents each; $2.00 per dozen, assorted colors. 


Of these fine and constant flowering shrubs, we have 
the white as well as the purple. 25 cents each. 


Magnolia grandiflora oxouiensis. A love- 
ly evergreen species with large leathery bright green 
leaves that look as if made of wax, a foot or eighteen in- 
ches long and four inches wide; in addition to the beauty 
of the foliage, it bears large fragrant white flowers. Very 
rare and choice. Strong plants, 2 to 3 feet, §2.00 each. 

Magnolia Consi>iciia . An elegant variety cov- 
ered during the month of May with masses of white 
flowers before the leaves appear. Price, §2.00 each. 

Magnolia ODOVata rilbra. A charming variety 
with large cup shaped flowers, outside shaded red, veined 
with white; inside, pure white. $2.00 each. 

Magnolia obovata purpurea- A tim variety 
similar to the above, but having the outside lavender or 
light purple, shaded and veined with white; inside, pearly 
while. $2.00 each. 

Magnolia Kobus. A profuse bloomer with white 
flowers; outside of flower white, shaded with light pink. 
$1.50 each. 

PERUVIAN MLIES.-( A latr center iajs.) 

A very interesting and showy family, rapidly rising in 
favor since they are becoming better known; varied in 
colors, ranging through all shades of orsnge, yellow, 
scarlet, pink, white and black, Wooderfully free bloom- 
ers, producing a stalk of curious lily-like flowers. Plant 
he roots one foot deep. 15 cts. each; two for 25 cts. 

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Mr. Henry Eckford's Seedling Sweet Peas, have attracted 
universal attention from Horticulturists and Flower lovers 
in all parts of the world. They have been awarded First- 
class Certificates from the Royal Horticultural Society, in London, 
England. The following are the best of recent introduction, the flow- 
ers are remarkable for their size and beautiful colors. Mixed, 25 cts. 
per oz.; 75 cts. per % lb.; $2.50 per lb. 

Apple Blossom. The standards bright pinkish- rose, the wings 
blush, a beautiful shade-of Apple Blossom; very pretty and distinct. 
5 cents per packet. 

Roreattou. Fine deep maroon self. 5 cents per packet. 
Cardinal. Bright shining crimson-scarlet; superb variety. 5 
cents per packet. 

Captain of the Bines. The standards bright purple-blue, 
with pale blue wings; a very striking and fine variety. 10 cts. per pkt. 
Countess of Radnor. Pale mauve standards, with a deeper 
shading of mauve; wings pale lilac or delicate mauve. 10 cents per packet. 

Empress of India. Clear rosy pink standards and white wings. 15 
cents per packet. 

Indigo King. Standards dark maroon purple, wings clear indigo blue. 
5 cents per packet. 

Imperial Blue. Blue shaded mauve; very distinct. 5 cents per packet. 
Isa Eekford. Creamy white suffused with rosy-pink. 5 cents per packet, 
ftliss Hunt. Pale carmine salmon standards, with soft pink wings; very 
pretty indeed. 10 cents per packet. 

Mrs. Sankey. Pure white, a large bold flower; a fine improvement on all 
other whites; very grand. 10 cents per packet. 

Orange Prince. Bright orange pink flushed with scarlet; very distinct 
and beautiful. 5 cents per packet. 

Purple ''rince. Maroon standards, shaded with bronze, and purple 
blue wings; very fine and distinct. 10 cents per packet. 

Princess Victoria. Standards dark cerise, the wings mauve pink, and 
slight lines of rose. 10 cents per packet. 

Primrose. A near approach to a Yellow Sweet Pea, quite novel and dis- 
tinct in color; the standards and wings, pale primrose yellow. 15 cents per packet. 

Princess of Wales. A lovely variety sha led and striped mauve, on white ground. 5 cents per packet. 
Queen of 1-2 u gland. White, of large size and good substance. 15 cents per packet. 

Splendour. Color rich bright pinkish-rose, shaded with crimson; flowers large, and of the finest form; a 
superbly distinct variety. 5 cents per packet. 

Senator. Shaded and striped chocolate on creamy ground. 10 cents per packet, j One Packet each of the \ 
Tile Queen. Rosy-pink shaded with light mauve. 5 cents per packet. j above mailed for $1.00. J 

THE BUTTERFLY PEA (Centroseiua <; rami i flora). 


A perfectly hardy, perennial vine of rare and exquisite beauty, which blooms early in June from seed sown in 
April, and bears in the greatest profusion inverted, pea-shaped flowers, from 1% to 2% inches in diameter, ranging 
in color from a rosy-violet to a reddish-purple, with a broad feathered white marking through the center. The large 
buds and the back of the flowers are pure white, making it appear as if one plaut bore many different colored flowers 
at one time. Occasionally plants bear pure white flowers, while others are margined with a broad white feathering. 
The flowers are produced in the greatest abundance, sometimes 6 to 8 in a single cluster. The stem and foliage are 
very graceful, aud of a delightful odor. Blooming stems placed in water remain fresh for mauy days. It is well 
adapted for every garden purpose, especially as a climbsr, ruuning 6 to 8 feet in season. Even in the poorest soil it 
will bloom freely until cut down by frost. 20 cents per packet. 




A new variety of the Yellow California Pop- 
py, found in Guadalonpe Island, of a deep 
golden yellow; a perennial. It is a perpetual 
strong growing variety, and cannot be praised 
too highly. 25 cents per packet. 

Striped -Flowered, Tuberous 

Begonia Tuberous Vittata. 

( BEN ART.) 

This is an entirely new and distinct class of 
Begonias, being rayed and striped. Nearly 
all the colors common to the older varieties, 
and in addition a rich chrome-yellow, are corn- 
prised in this new class, and the flowers are 
marked or striped, after the manner of a Car- 
nation, with a great variety of pleasing shades 
of white, yellow and red, which particularly 
is apparent even in the flower-buds. Per pkt., 
50 cents. 


Corona. Splendid new hybrid, large flow- 
ering, belonging to the class of French spotted 
or dotted Gloxinias, and to the very finest of 
■which it will, in respect both to size and beauty of flower, form a worthy companion. Its distinguishing character- 
istics are enormous blooms, three to four inches across, with six or seven divisions, and a large, richly- veined throat 
of deep violet red, passing into a beautiful indigo towards the orifice, this color gradually disappears and the pure 
white outer ground is marked with innumerable dark blue dots. Per pkt., 50 cents. 


Eschscholtzia Maritime, 

From Seedlings of exquisite beauty, the choicest varieties 
of English and French growers. 

No. 19 

Collection containing Twelve 
Splendid Varieties of 




Digby Grand 
Duchesse de Morny 
Duchess of Bedford 
Duchess of Edinburgh 
La Patrie 
Lucie I.emoine 
Madame Favart 
Madame Thibaut 

Princess Hortense 
Triompe de St. Mande 

10 Seeds of each Variety, $1.50 
per Collection. 

No. 20 

Collection containing Twelve 
Splendid Varieties of 



East Lvnne 
Ellen Beck 

Miss Emily Little 
Mrs. Hart 
Mrs. Laugtry 
Mrs. Thornton 
Princess Teck 
The Shah 
Thomas Ring 

10 Seeds of each Variety, $1.50 
per Collection. 

No. 21 

Collection Containing Twelve 
Splendid Varieties of 


Blue Beard 




Indian Yellow 




Rayon d'Or 


The Czar 


10 Seeds of each Variety. $1.50 
per Collection. 

No. 22 

Collection Containing Twelve 
Splendid Varieties of 


Comtesse de Choiseul 

Edward Perkins 

Emperor of Russia 

Fairv Queen 

Gold Mine 

Lady Isabel 

Madame Marie Knecht 


Marie Malet 

Mrs. Potten 


Spotted Beauty 

10 Seeds of each Variety, $1.50 
per Collection. 


(Choice Mtxeel Flower Seeds.) 

A mixture of over one hundred beautiful easy growing, hardy flowers, producing a constant and varied bloom the 
entire season; the different seasons of bloom insuring something new almost every day. Gentlemen who have ex- 
tensive drives upon their premises, can make them still more attractive by planting patches along each side, thereby 
giving them a tine display of flowers during the entire season at a very moderate cost. They are also particularly 
adapted for the cemetery, or for the ornamentation of public parks, church-yards, shrubberies, woodland walks, na- 
tural rockeries, railway embankments, etc. Also for sowing alongside of fences and on untidy, bare spots of ground, 
which are so frequently found about almost every place in the country, which, if properly cared for and kept free 
from weeds, will produce more flowers during a season than are found in many of the best cultivated gardens. The 
great demand for our " Wild Flower Garden Mixture" the past season, has induced us to add many new and beautiful 
varieties to the mixture. Price, per large pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; % lb., $1.00; lb., $3 00, post-paid. 

I POME A (Heavenly Blue). 

The foliage is large, heart-shaped, thick, and light green; flowers 4% to 5 inches across, in large airy clusters, and 
of that indescribable heavenly blue so rarely seen in flowers. The throat is yellow inside, spreading softly into the 
blue. In the morning about nine o'clock no lovelier sight can be imagined than this climber, which is completely 
covered with blooms, so much so as to almost cover the foliage. This Ipomea should be planted in pots, very early' 
in Spring; roots allowed to become pot bound, when it will begin to bloom very young. Per pkt., 10 cents. 


Makes a splendid plant for the center of baskets, vases, or a line pot plant for a window. The long stems are sur- 
mounted at the top by a cluster or whorl of leaves, diverging horizontally, giving the plant a very curious appearance, 
looking like a small Umbrella Palm. Per pkt., 10 cents. 



The Granadilla. ( Spanish, Passionaria or 
Granadilla) . A beautiful climbing herbaceous 
plant with shining lobed leaves. Verj T quick- 
growing, bearing fruit the second year; one of 
the best of the eight or ten edible species of 
Passion Vines, and one of the most ornamental 
of all the genus (which includes two hundred 
species). "The Passion flowers were so named 
by the ear'y Roman Catholic missionaries to 
South America, who found in them symbols of 
the Crucifixion — the crown of thorns in the 
fringes of the flower, nails in the styles with 
their capitate stigmas; hammers to drive them 
in the stamens, cords in the tendrils." The 
Granadilla fruit is as large as a goose-egg, and 
of a purplish color. Petals of the flower, white; 
crown whitish, with a blue or violet base. The 
plant is a native of Brazil. Per pkt., 15 cents. 


Primrose-colored. New. One of the 
most striking and curious Sunflowers ever pro- 
duced; tery handsome; height, six to eight feet. 
Per pkt., 10 cents. 

ASTER "Jligiion." 

Of this beautiful Aster, which has so rapidly 
acquired general popularity, the originator has 
succeeded in obtaining several new colors. The 
flowers are light blue, lilac, rose, carmine rose, 
and crimson varieties, in addition to the fine 
white one obtained several years back. We 
warmly recommend this mixed seed as sure to produce 
exclusively handsome flowers of perfect form. Pkt., 25c. 

Passiflora Edulis. 

of a creamy white, and having a golden 
rounded by rich velvety purple. Per pkt 

., 15 ce 

eye sur- 

Aristolochia Elegans. 


One of the best Summer climbers; of rapid and dense 
growth. It bears profusely, even on small plants, its 
handsome and elegant flowers of a rich dark purple color, 
ornamental throughout with irregular branched markings 

Caruatiou, -Margaret 


This new and magnificent species has met with an enor- 
mous success, thousands of practical gardeners and 
amateurs unanimously state; that a similar valuable nov- 
elty has never been offered. In fact the appearance in 
the market of this new Carnation, has produced a revolu- 
tion amongst the growers of this genus. For, whoever 
dreamt of obtaining Carnation flowers from seed about 
four months after sowing ? The plants are of robust 
habit and flower most profusely, the calyx of which never 
split. Early sowing in the year will give you a profusion 
of sweet-scented flowers in July. By a proper method of 
growing you will have flowers throughout the year. Per 
packet, 15 cents; 2 packets; 25 cents. 



This new pure white double variety being by far the 
most lovely of the genus, it will prove a very valuable 
plant for the pots as well as a first-class everlasting flow- 
er for bouquets and other decorative work. Pkt., 10c. 

Poppy-'The Shirley. 

POPPY-" The Shirley." 

. A very beautiful selection of the Eanunculus-flowered 
Poppy, the range of colors extending from pure white 
through the most delicate shades of pale pink, rose and 
carmine, to the deepest crimson; whilst to add to the 
effect, many are most delicately edged, shaded and striped. 
The form is most beautiful, being semi-double, rendering 
it a very valuable flower for table and general decoration, 
as the blooms, when cut young, will stand for several 
days without dropping. Per pkt., 10 cents. 


(Papaver Glaucum.) 

Magnificent species, originating from Armenia, whence 
it was received by Mr. Max Leichtlin, to whom we are 
indebted for the introduction of so many valuable plants. 

The plant rises to a height of from 12 to 14 inches, and 
produces fifty to sixty large and splendid flowers of the 
most vivid scarlet imaginable. The two outer petals of 
the flower bear a similarity to a saucer, in which are set 
two erect petals, of the same color, forming a pouch-like 
receptacle enclosing and seemingly protecting the anthers. 
When the flowers begin to fade two black spots are visi- 
ble at the base of the petals. 

From a mere description, no adequate idea can be gain- 
ed of the strikingly beautiful effect presented by a bed or 
mass when the plants are m full bloom, the color being 
of such glowing richness as to perlectly dazzle the eye; 
the beholder is at once reminded of the well-known Scar- 
let Due Van Tholl or Vermilion brilliant Tulips and for 
this reason we think the fitness of the.popular name Tulip 
Poppy will hardly be questioned. It commences bloom- 
ing early in June and flowers abundantly. Sow where 
the plants are in bloom. Seed slow in germinating. Per 
pkt., 15 cents. 

TKCOJl A. Staiis. 

Known as Yellow Elder. In the fall a "glory of golden 
yellow flowers;" very quick-growing; delights in high, 
well-drained land; plants frequently make a growth of 
eight or ten feet the first year. Valuable as screens for 
unsightly fences, buildings, etc.; one of the most valuable 
flowering shrubs. Per pkt., 15 cents. 


(Blue Dawn Flower.) 

From Ceylon, A handsome, quick-growing, perennial 
climber. Often flowers in bunches of a half dozen; the 
individual blooms are trumpet shaped, about four inches 
across, of a rich violet blue, with live reddish purple rays. 
Grows about twenty-five feet in one season; and is a most 
attractive climber. Per pkt., 10 cents. 

TACSOXIA. Bnehaiiaui. 

A beautiful perennial climbing plant, having very large 
pink flowers. Per pkt.; 15 cents. 


This beautiful climber flowers most abundantly for 
almost the whole year: the flowers individually are about 
live inches in diameter, and of the richest scarlet. One 
of the finest of the Passion Flower family. Per pkt., 15c. 

Little Gem Sweet Alyssum. 


The plants are very dwarf, spreading, and remarkably 
uniform in growth; they only grow three to four inches 
high, and each plant spreads so as to completely cover a 
circular space twelve to twenty inches in diameter. The 
' plants begin to flower while quite young, and soon be- 
: come one mass of white, remaining in full bloom from 
spring to fall— each plant being densely studded with the 
beautiful miniature spikes of deliriously fragrani flowers. 
More than Jour hundred clusters of flowers in full bloom hai'e 
beeh counted on a single plant. The Little Gem is entirely 
distinct and very much more beautiful than the popular 
old Sweet Alyssum. Per pkt., 10 cents. 

Comet Aster. 


A new and beautiful class, forming line, regular pyra- 
mids twelve to fifteen inches high, covered with largo 
double flowers. In shape they resemble a large flowered 
Japanese Chrysanthemum, the petals being long and 
twisted or curled and wavy. The color is a lovely deli- 
cate pink bordered with white. Per pkt., 15 cents. 


These Poppies range in color from the purest satiny 
white and yellow to the deepest glowing orange-scarlet. 
, and have a delicious lilac-like fragrance, the flowers 


being produced in never-ceasing succession 
from the beginning of June to October. Not 
only are these Poppies attractive in the garden, 
but for elegance in a cut state they are simply 
unsurpassed, lasting quite a week if cut direct- 
ly they are open. Mixed. Per pkt., 10 cents 


Papaver Somniferum Nanum Fl. PI. Cardnale— (Brnan/) 
The dwarf and particularly robust and com- 
pact habit of growth of tbisuovelty, renders it 
entirely distinct from all other double Poppies. 
The plant attains a height of about eighteen 
inches, and is furnished with deeply cut dark 
green foliage, with which ten to twelve enor- 
mous and very double flowers of glowing scar- 
let, on white ground, stand out in striking 
contrast. The blooming period of the Cardinal 
Poppy is of longer duration than that of any 
other double annual variety, and this coupled 
with the uncommon showiness of its flowers 
will soon bring it into general request for the 
formation of highly effective beds, for enliven- 
ing mixed borders. Per pkt., 15 cents. 


Double Fringed Veined Petunia. 


A new, beautiful fringed double variety of Petunia. 
The flowers are large, of a light lilac color, beautifully 
veined with red. Per pkt., 50 cents. 

CALLIOPSIS, Golden H ave. 

A very showy sort with bright golden yellow flowers, 
with small dark centers; blooming profusely. Pkt., 10c. 


From a splendid collection of thirty best sorts; green- 
house varieties. Per pkt., 25 cents. 

Cox's Prize Gloxinias. 


This strain embraces the greatest possible variety of 
form and coloring, and includes rich shades of crimson, 
blue and white selfs, together with a variety of parti-col- 
ored flowers, elegantly mottled and striped. Pkt., 25c. 

Japanese Hollyhock, "Tokio." 

" TOKIO." 

A most beautiful and characteristic Japanese variety, 
of healthy and luxuriant growth; attaining a height of 
about five feet, bearing an unusually number of large 
double flowers of distinct and picturesque beauty; the 
petals are beautifully frilled, of rich wine maroon at the 
base, shading to cherry red, and edged white. Its strik- 
ing effect attracts the attention of the most uninterested. 
Per pkt., 10 cents. 


Fine summer climber, with great clusters of large, waxy 
star shape blossoms, exquisitely fragrant, resembling the 
single Tuberose in shape, but larger. Per pkt., 15 cents. 


(The Great White California Foppy.) 
This fine perennial is of supreme and stately beauty; as 
an out-door plant it may well be considered one of the 
best for yielding a long suc- 
cession of bloom, flowering as 
it does from July until Novem- 
ber. It is of value as a cut 
flower, lasting well in water, 
and its delicate Primrose-like 
perfume is most acceptable in 
a room. The texture of the 
petals fire extremely delicate, 
indeed, half transparent; they 
never loose the crumpled folds 
that iu the case of most Pop- 
pies, betoken a newly opened 
state. The flowers are very 
large, 4 to 5 inches across, 
pure white, with a fine bunch 
of yellow stamens resembling 
large white single Pseonies. 
Per pkt., 15 cents. Romneja Coulteri. 


This new Japanese Clematis is destined to be one of 
the finest of the hardy plants, and indispens ible to all 
collections of plants. It is a shrubby, upright plant from 
two to four feet high, with fresh bright foliage; leaves 
grow in whorls around the stem. The flowers circle and 
cluster in the greatest profusion around each whorl of 


leaves, making several tiers (four to six) of clusters 
extending, one above the other, from near the 
ground to the top of the foliage. Flowers are long, 
tubular, bell-shaped, of perfect form, and distinct; 
deep lavender color, of delicious fragrance. Per 
packet, 25 cents. 


Variegated New Zealand Flax. A very ornament- 
al and effective large shrub, beautifully marked with 
gold. Per packet, 20 cents. 

HIBISCUS — Rosa Sinensis. 

Also known as Chinese Hibiscus. These showy 
and well-known plants are among the most valu- 
able lawn or garden plants for California. In the 
course of a few favorable seasons some of the varie- 
ties will reach a height of ten or twelve feet, bloom- 
ing profusely from one year's end to the other. 
Many riorists' varieties in every shade of color from 
deepest scarlet to flesh color. Mixed. Pkt., 50c. 


We can supply seeds of the following new varie- 
ties, 1 packet each of six varieties, $1.00. 

Doyen Jo Sisley. Flowers large, of a clear ma- 
genta, overlaid with caimine. Per packet, 25 cents. 

Edward Michel. Large flowers of a rich salmon, 
overlaid with scarlet, marked with orange. Per packet, 
25 cents. 

Geo. Ilarcotirt. Yellow flowers, streaked and 
sprinkled with scarlet; dwarf. Per packet, 25 cents. 

Hibiscus— Rosa Sinensis. 

Madame Crozy. Giant sort; flowers rich vermil- 
ion, bordered with gold. Per packet, 25 cents. 

Madame Allaniagiiy. Yellow flowers spotted 
with brown. Per packet, 25 cents. 

Princess <le Bancoran. Flowers orange red, 
bordered yellow. Per packet, 25 cents. 

Cox's novelties and Choice Strains of Vegetable Seeds 


Flesh solid, pure golden yellow, variegated with streaks and layers of bright pink or ruby red, which often appear 
in a star-shaped form. This makes it at ouce the most beautiful, odd and novel Melon ever seen. It is also as much 
superior to other Melons in quality as it is in beauty. It has a sweetness and lu.sciousness which no other Melon 
possesses, being tender and melts in the mouth like ice cream without a particle of core or stringy substance. It is 
very juicy and does not loose its flavor when it becomes over-ripe like most sorts. It is solid to the center, and ripens 
close to the rind which is very thin. Price per lb., $1.50; )/± lb., 50c; pkt., 10c. 

• S E M I BTO Ij E" W ATE R 91 E L01T. 

Of which the annexed 
is a fair representation, 
is oblong in shape, 
smooth and beautifully 
proportioned; it is of 
two colors, g»"ay and 
light green; the latter 
seems to be just a dark- 
er coloring of the for- 
mer, the gray color 
greatly predominating. 
Melons of both colors 
are found on the same 
vine, and both are ex- 
actly the same in shape, 
uniform size, color of 
seed and flavor. 

This new Melon pos- 
sesses four qualities 
which will make it the 
most popular Melon 
ever offered to the pub- 
lic. It is extra early, 
extra large, enormously 
productive anil of most 
ileliciou* flavor. It is in 
all respects a perfect 
Melon, its beautiful 
shape and 6ne appear- 
ance, combined with its 

luscious and sugary flesh, are bound to win for it popular favor. Ter packet, 5 cents; oz., 15 cents; lb., $1.50. 


liyingstojps sew oraoo watermelon. 

Theillustratiou given 
herewith, is engraved 
from a photograph, 
and shows accurate- 
y the shape of the 
Gragg Watermelon. 
It came from the 
northern part of Tex- 
as, and is justly fa- 
mous in its native 
home, but how it or- 
iginated is unknown. 
It has been tested in 
the north ( Northern 
New York ), south, 
and -west, and not a 
single unfavorable 
report. Wherever 
grown it has called 
forth the highest 
praise for its unex- 
celled quality, its new 
and distinct appear- 
ance, its earliness, its 
hardiness and great 
productiveness. It is 
very juicy, sweet and 

It has, moreover, 
a peculiarly rich fla- 
vor, which is found 
in no other Melon 

■with which we are acquainted. They continue good throughout the season; Melons from the same field were tested 
at different times for a period of five weeks, and the quality was uniformly superior. It is perfectly distinct in both 
outside and inside appearance. The latter is of a delicate salmon tint, which is exceedingly handsome and tempting. 
In outside appearance we have never seen anything like it. The color is dark green, with alternate stripes of a lighter 
green; the whole being covered with a delicate tracing of dark veins; giving the fruit a peculiar and handsome appear- 
ance. It occasionally shows a Melon of a lighter shade, somewhat resembling the Gypsy, but probably few would 
ever detect it. Although a large Melon, it is very early, being at least two weeks earlier than the Ice Cream. Price, 
per lb., §1.50; % lb., 50c.;'pkt., 10c. 

LETTUCE— Buttercup. 

This foreign sort, the leaves are of a beautiful yellow color, making the plant very di-tinct and attractive. In addi- 
tion to its beauty, it is one of the best quality, and although a good forcing sort, still it stands the sun well, and is in 
useable condition longer than most varieties. Price, per pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; 2 oz., 55c; % lb., §1.00; lb., $3.00. 


Teltan, or Small Berlin. Very small, spindle-shaped roots; the rind has a peculiar flavor, and should not 
be taken off when used; esteemed for flavoring soups. Pkt., 10c ; oz., 15c; % lb., 35c. 


A novelty from China. It is not only a most excellent Pepper, but one of the most beautiful plants in existence. 
The plant begins to set in Peppers early in the season, and continues until frost, branching freely, and bearing pro- 
fusely. The Peppers up to the 
time they are full grown, are of 
a delicate, creamy-yellow color, 
and when fully grown, change 
to an intense, vivid scarlet. Per 
pkt., 15 cents. 


Recommended as being the 
largest Long Green Cucumber 
in cultivation. Skin perfectly free from spines; flesh clear, crisp and white. ^ Price, per pkt., lO cents. 

Cucumber — liiant fern. 


We consider this one of the finest Tomatoes ever sent out. It is of very large size and fine flavored; for slicing 
it will be found excellent, as it has few seeds and is very solid. The Tomatoes are borne in clusters of four to seven, 
ripen evenly, and remain firm when fully ripe. Of a bright red color, free from purple tinge. Price, per pkt., 10 
cents; oz., 40 cents; lb., §4.00. 


This variety is grown for its leaves only; the middle of the leaf is cooked and served in the same way as Asparagus; 
the other portions of the leaf are used like Spinach, and are of much finer quality than other Beet greens. It is grown 
extensively in France, Germany and other European countries, and considered there indispensable, and should have 
more extended culture here. Price, per pkt., 5 cents; oz., 10 cents; % lb., 30 cents; lb., 75 cents. 



This is an improvement ou the well-known Tro- 
phy Tomato. By carefully selecting for severf 
years, we are now able to offer a round, sntoolh 
Tomato. The best variety for shippers and can- 
ners. Color dark blood-red, very solid, a vigorous 
grower, and very productive. It will keep a con- 
siderable time after being ripe without rotting. 
Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; lb., $3.00. 


This now Lettuce is highly recommended by the 
introducer, who describes it as follows: It is an 
early variety of Head Lettuce, either for forcing 
or open ground. It forms large solid heads of a 
good light green color, and is very slow to go to 
seed. The leaves are beautifully curled and crimp 
ed (like Savoy Cabbage), and very crisp and tender 
and of excellent flavor. The crimped leaves dis- 
tinguish it from any other kind of Lettuce now 
grown. The shape of the head resembles somewhat 
the "Hanson" but is more oblong. Pkt., 10c; oz. 



An entirely distinct 
variety of this vegetable. 
It is only within the past 
few years that the oyster 
plant has gained any 
prominence in our mar- 
kets, and very little atten- 
tion has been paid to its 
cultivation. In all res- 
pects it far surpasses the 
old variety, and since its 
introduction last season, 
has become most popu- 

It is considered very 
nutritious and whole- 
some when properly 
cooked, the roots being 
mashed or made into frit- 
ters, it is almost impossi- 
ble to distinguish them 
from the oyster fritters, 
which are so highly 
prized by our American 
people. Indeed, they are 
more delicious in taste, 
and much preferred by 
the large majority of 
those who have tried 
them. No garden should be without this valuable vegeta- 
ble. Of easy cultivation, it will amply repav you for labor 
nd outlay. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; % lb., 75c; lb., $2.00. 

Tomato, Cox's Selected Trophy. 


This most excellent Musk Melon originated in Michi- 
gan. It is of superior flavor and quality; the outside 
skin is an emerald green color and quite smooth; they 
ripen early and pi'oduce well; being about the size of our 
Golden Gem; the flesh is light red or salmon, very thick, 
juicv and crvstaline, and luscious in flavor. Pkt., 10c; 
oz.,"35c; % lb., 90c. 


We recommend it as the best medium-sized, netted, 
green-fleshed sort for market or private gardens. Where 
ever a gardener planted this variety last season he soon 
had control of the market, as the fruit was uniformly 
good. Per pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; 2 oz., 15c; % lb., 25c; 
lb., $1.00. 


This is a variety of the yellow-fleshed Musk Melon, 
entirely free from netting. The skin is of a delicate straw 
color, the flesh is quite thick and blends from bright 
green to a rich salmon in color, making a tine and strik- 
ing contrast. It grows to enormous length. It is early, 
prolific, quality equal to the common Musk Melon, and 
has a delicioiis fragrance. When ripe, it reminds one of 
an overgrown Banana. Pkt., 5c ; oz., 20c; % lb., 50c; 
lb., $1.50. 


This is quite distinct from the ordinary preserving 
citron, the seeds being of alight green color. It is im- 
mensely productive; one vine produced twenty live line 
Melons, weighing from fifteen to forty pounds each, 
The fles-h is very firm and solid, with few seeds. The 
preserving qualities are the very linest; it makes beauti- 




fill, clear, nearly transparent preverves, of surprisingly fine flavor. Pkt., 
5 cents; oz., 15 cents; lb., 50 cents; lb., $1.50. 


Unique novelty and one of the most beautiful vegetables grown. They 
grow on vines same as Melons, are a beautiful golden yellow, almost ex- 
actly resembling oranges in color, shape and size. The flesh is snow- 
white, and makes most excellent and handsome preserves. Fried as Egg 
Plant; wuen green they are delicious, and for "Mangoes," they are so 
perfectly adapted, I know of nothing better. They will keep in good 
condition two months after being picked from the vines. Very product- 
ive, early and hardy. Packet, 10 cents. 


This new fruit from Japan has provoked considerable discussion as to 
its history, etc., but all unite as to its distinct character and handsome 
appearance. Below we reprint the description of the introducer: 
— "~— ~ — 1 ~~~ Description . It belongs to (he Raspberry family, is a strong, vigor- 

ous grower, attaining the usual height of a Raspberry, and is perfectly hardy in all positions without protection. It 
is, iu fact, more hardy and vigorous than any raspberry or blackberry. It stands alike the cold of northern winters 
and the heat of southern summers without the slightest degree of injury. Its leaves are of the darkest green outside, 
and silvery white underneath. The young shoots and branches are covered with a reddish brown hair or moss. The 
fruit is borne iu large clusters, often 75 to 100 berries in a bunch. These berries are, from the time of formation and 
bloom, until they ripen, enclosed in a " burr, : ' which is formed by the calyx covering them entirely. When ripe the 
burr opens, exhibiting a large berry of the brightest, light, glossy scarlet, or sherry wine color. The burrs and stems 
are covered with a heavy reddish moss, like moss-rose bud. It is absolutely free from all insect ravages. Worms can- 
not crawl up the stems 
and branches, owing to 
the moss or hair with 
which they are covered. 
The flavor of the fruit 
is entirely different 
from any other berry, 
being very sprightly, 
sweet, and juicy, hav- 
ing no disagreeable 
sour, but a delicate and 
uscious flavor, peculiar 
to itself, and superior 
to other berries. The 
seeds are very small, 
and no more objection- 
able or noticeable than 
the seeds in strawber- 
ries, 'which gives this 
berry another point of 
great superiority over 
raspberries or blackber- 
ries. For canning or 
preserving the Wine- 
berry is greatly superior 
lo any oilier fruit. Itis 
the only fruit which 
will retain its fresh, 
sprightly flavor after 
beiDg cooked, and for 
cooking in any form 
there is nothing which 
cau compare with it. It 
is very juicy, and makes 
the finest quality of 
wine. It commences to 
ripen early in July and 
continues in bearing for 
a long time. It is the 
most prolific berry 
known, the bushes be- 
ing literally covered 
with its luscious fruit. 
It is propagated from 
the tips like cap rasp- 
berries and dewberries, 
and increase rapidly. 

Plants, 25c. ea., or 5 
for §1 .postpaid by mail. 
The largest Onion in cultivation, attains an enormous size in one season from seed. Skin a light reddish brown, 
very attractive appearance, is of tine flavor and one of the best keeping varieties. Originally from Spain. Especially 
recommended for exhibition at Fairs. Pkt., 10 cents; oz., 30 cents; lb., $3.50. 



Itrd. Of immense size and most beautiful form, skin 
thin and of a rich blood-red color, flesh white, fine grain- 
ed, mild and pleasant. The first season from seed it will 
grow an Onion from one to one and a half pounds; but 
to obtain the full size the bulbs should be set the follow- 
ing spring. Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; % lb., $1.00; lb., $3.00, 

White. Similar in shape and size to the red, with 
fine white skin and flesh. Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; % lb., 
$ 1.00; lb., $3.00, postpaid. 


This Squash originated in Iowa, and is of a decidedly 
distinct shape, as will be observed in the illustration 
given. Its size is medium — just right for marketing. 
This quality, combined with fine grain, exquisite flavor, 
and wonderful productiveness, will make it a favorite 
with every gardener. The flesh is solid, thick and rich 
colored. The shell is hard and flinty, making it a good 
shipper. Our seed is grown by the originator in Iowa. 
Price, per pkt., Sc.; oz., 10c; lb., $1.00. 


The kernels are at least twice the size of those of any 
other variety, and of a shape peculiar and distinct from 
all others. The color of the kernels is also most distinct, 
being a rich, dark shade of brown. The straw is heavier, 
it branches more and does not need to be sown as thick- 
ly as the other kinds. Flour made from it is equal in 
quality, if not superior, to that of any other Buckwheat, 
and as the yield shows, it is enormously prolific. It 
ripens a week earlier than the Silver Hull, and yields (wo 
or three times as much. We may mention that from one 

grain planted in a garden, 850 ripe kernels were obtained. 
Pkt., 10 cents; lb.. 25 cents. 


A fa\orite English vegetable; skin greenish yellow, 
flesh white, soft, and of a rich flavor. It is as easily- 
grown as a Squash, and many consider it of finer flavor. 
Cooked in the same manner as Squash. Per pkt., 10c; 
oz., 20c; lb., $2.50. 



New Plum with Yellow Flesh. 

The fruit is usually from five to five and a half inches 
in circumference, and varying less in size than the other 
Japan Plums; nearly globular, clear cherry red with a 
thin lilac bloom. The flesh is & deep yellow color, very 
sweet with a peculiar and very agreeable flavor. The tree 
is unusually vigorous, with strong, upright shoots, and 
large, rather broad leaves. Commences to bear usually 
at two years of age. Last summer fifty-five large perfect 
fruits ripened on a two year old tree, which was standing 
with others thick in the nursery row. 40c. ea.; $3 per 10. 


Thislpurple- fleshed Plum was found in Southern Japan, 
and introduced with a number of other varieties at great 
expense, several years ago. Summer before last, the tree 
bore some two hundred fruits, which ripened before the 
Kelsey was half grown, or in other words, it is not less 
than five or six weeks earlier than that variety; larger, 
handsomer, more nearly globular, very much richer and 
better flavored, and in every way superior. The pit is 
very little larger than a cherry stone. The flesh is solid, 
clear purple color from pit to skin, and makes a purplish 
semi-transparent jelly, which has a peculiar, guava-like 
spicy flavor, which all admire. 35c. each; per 10, $3.00. 


(Juglans Sieuoldiana.) 
This species is found growing wild in the mouutains 
of northern Japan, and is without doubt as hardy as an 
oak. The leaves are of an immense size, and a charming 
shade of green. The nuts, which are produced in extreme 
abundance, grow in clusters of fifteen or twenty, have a 
shell thicker than the English walnut, but not as thick 
as the black walnut, very much resembling the Pecan 
nut. The meat is sweet, of the very best quality, flavor 
like butternut, but less oily, and much superior. The 
trees grow with great vigor, assume a very handsome 
form and need no pruning, mature early, bear young and 
are more regular and productive than the English walnut. 
One year old trees, each 40 cents; $3.00 per 10. 





THOS. R. COX 8t CO. 

o our Friends and Patrons m 

IN presenting our Catalogue for 1893, it gives us great pleasure to announce that we 
have added this year extensive Green Houses on the Glen Echo Tract, near Piedmont 
Avenue, Oakland. To many of our customers this will he welcome news, when we say 
that we are in a position to furnish the most complete list of Plants and Ornamental Shrubs 
and Trees ever offered on the Pacific Coast. 

With plants as with seeds, we send out only the best, and do not ship small, inferior plants- 
such as are offered by some Eastern firms at low prices. Our plants are strong, vigor- 
ous-growing, well-rooted young plants, that will give perfect satisfaction. 

California is the garden spot of the United States. The long cool summers in the vicinity 
of San Francisco Bay are found to produce Seeds of a higher germinating quality than any 

"The critical tests and expensii'e trials we make, enable us to offer Seeds only of the purest strains and highest 

vitality. We have introduced in the past few years many of the finest novelties. 

All orders, whether large or small, receive from us the same prompt and careful attention; we fill all in the order of their 
reception, and unless greatly rushed, the same day we receive the order. We wish our customers to remember that it is our determi- 
nation to please all who deal with us, and if mistakes occur, they are wholly unintentional, and will be promptly rectified as soon 
as we are informed of them. We would like to hear from every package we send out. If the purchaser is satisfied, it is pleasant to 
know it; if not, we intend to see that he or she becomes so. 

This Catalogue is mailed free to all customers of last year, and we will esteem it a favor if our friends wilt 
send us the names and addresses of any one interested in agriculture, to whom we may send copies. 

Soliciting your esteemed orders, we remain. 

Yozirs truly 1 


Office and Warehouse— 411, 413 & 415 Sansome Street, 




Purchasers will please he particular and send a sufficient amount to cover their orders. When only a part of the 
amount is remitted, goods will be sent only to the amount of the remittance. Should the remittance 
exceed the amount of the goods sent, the balance will be returned to the purchaser with the goods. 

We have beeu compelled to adopt this rule on account of the inconvenience and expense of collecting small balances due from many 
of our patrons at the close of our business season. 


Please be very careful to always sign your Name, Post-office, County and State on each and every letter sent us. Cash should always 
accompany the order. Money can be sent safely, either by Post-office Order, Bank Draft, Express, or small sums by Registered Letter. 
On orders of over $1.00 the cost of remitting by any of tnese methods may be selected in extra Seeds, free. We receive Postage Stamps, 
in small amounts, the same as cash. 


That all Seeds sold hy us shall prove to he as represented to this extent, that should they prove 
otherwise, we will replace them, or send other Seeds to the same value. But we cannot guarantee the crop any 
further than the above offer, as there are so many causes which operate unfavorably in the germination of Seeds and the maturity 
of the crop, over which we have no control. Among the causes of failure may be mentioned unfavorable weather, which is one of 
the most important. The soil may be in proper condition when the Seed was planted, but the weather which follows may be cold 
and wet, which will cause the Seed to rot; or it may be hot and dry, which destroys the germ before it shows itself. The soil may 
also be unfavorable for the variety of Seed planted. The Seeds may be and are frequently destroyed by vermin of various kinds. 
And lastly, changes not unfrequently occur, especially among new hybridized varieties," by which different sorts are produced, 
which give the planter the idea that his Seeds are badly mixed. Such occurrences are beyond the power of man to prevent, and for 
which we cannot be responsible. 

Letters mailed to COX. SEED AND PLAST CO., San Francisco, will reach us from any part of the world. 


In comparing our prices with other Catalogues, please remember that WE PAY the POSTACE on all 

Vegetable Seeds (except Beans, Corn and Peas.) 



German, Arlischoke. French, Artichaut. Spanish, Alca- 

Large Green Globe. The largest and best for 
general use. Pkt., 10c; oz., 40c; lb., $3.50. 


German, Spargel. 
French, Asperge. 
Sp., Esparrago. 

Conover's Colossal. 

A mammoth sort, fre- 
quently sending up fifteen 
to thirty sprouts from one 
and a half inches in diam- 
eter from a single plant, 
and spreading less than 
most sorts. Color, deep 
green; quality good. Pkt. 
5cts.; oz.,10cts.: >^lb.,20 
cts.; 1 lb., 50 cts. 

Palmetto. An im- 
provement on Conover's, 
in that it yields a much 
heavier crop, fully as large 
and of much more even 
and regular size. It is fit 
for use nearly a week he- 
fore the Conover's. Will 
he of great value to market 
gardeners. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
10 cts.; >4 lb., 25 cts. 

Palmetto Asparagus. 

Henderson's Bush Lima. 

BEASTS, Dwarf or Bush. 

We sell packets of all varieties at 
IO cents each, and 011 these we pay 
the I*ost»ge, hut if larger quanti- 
ties are wanted by 3IAIX, 8 cents i>er pound 
must he added. 

Henderson's Bush Lima. Previous to the 
introduction of this most valuable variety many were 
deterred from cultivating the most delicious of vege- 
tables, the Lima Bean, owing to the great trouble and 
expense of procuring poles on which to grow them; 
with this variety no poles are needed, as it grows in 
bush from 15 to 18 inches high, and produces enor- 
mous crops which can be gathered as easily as the 
common garden bush beans. It is from oue to two 
weeks earlier than any of the climbiug Linias, and 
produces a crop from the time it comes into bearing 
until frost. The beans are of the size of the Sieva, or 
Southern Lima, and of delicious flavor. Pkt., 10c; 
lb., 25c; 100 lbs., $16.00. 





BEANS sold at 
100 lb. rate. 

Golden Wax. A novelty among tbe Bush Beans; 
strong in growth, attractive in appearance; maturing for 
table in thirtv-five days from germination. Pkt., 10c; 
lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $9.00. 

Early Mohawk. Very early and will stand more 
cold than most of the bush varieties, and on this account 
is considered the best for first planting; pods pale green, 

long and flat ; seeds large, kidnev shaped, brown and 
purple marbled. Pkt., 10c. ; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $9.00. 

Early Long Yellow Six Weeks. Very early, 
fine string or shelled. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., 

Early Round: Yellow Six Weeks. Early 
and very productive. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $7.00. 

White Wax, or Butter (stringless). 
A most excellent variety of this class of beans, 
so highly esteemed for their white, tender and 
succulent pods, the seeds are white as well as 
the pods; very prolific. Pkt., 10c. ; lb., 20c; 
per 100 lbs., $15.00. 

Improved Early Red Valentine. 

Improved Red Valentine. A decided improvement on 
the old favorite, tbe Early Bed Valentine. It is ten days earlier and 
much more prolific, and retains in the greatest perfection all the 
excellent points that have made the Early Bed Valentine 
so popular. The pods are remarkably fleshy and tender, 
and remain a long time on the plant without becoming 
hard. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $9.00. 

Large White Lima. A large late bean, with 
broad, rough pods; seeds white, broad and rather full. 
It is a general favorite where it can be cultivated. Pkt., 
10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $S.00. 

China Snap. 

Early China Red Eye. An old popu- 
lar, early variety; excellent both for string and 
shelled beans, green or dry; seeds white with 
a bright red eye. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; per 100 
lbs., $8.00. 

Black Wax. 

German Black Wax, or Butter 

(stringless). An excellent and much esteemed 
String Bean, with transparent, wax-yellow, 
tender pods. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; perlOOlbs., 

Refugee or Thousand-to-One. ~ Very pro-: 
ductive, and good for pickling. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 
per 100 lbs., $7.00. 

Improved White Navy. Standard variety for 
field culture; very productive and used only for culinary, 
purposes in a dry state. Lb., 10c; 100 lbs, $6.00. 

Early Case Knife. An extremely early and pop- 
ular sort. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $8.00. 

Large Lima. 




German, Gartenbohn. French, Feve de Marias. Spanish, Uaba. 
Broad Windsor. The celebrated Broad Bean of England, growing on a strong stalk about two feet high. 
Beans eaten shelled. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $7.00. 


German, Stangenbolmen. French, Haricots a Raines. Spauish, Judias. 

London Horticultural, or Speckled Cranberry. A round speckled bean, tender for Snap Beans, 
and excellent for shelling. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c 

Scarlet Runner. This is the favorite Snap Beau of Europe, and nothing else will sell as soon as this appears 
in market. It is often planted in rows and allowed to run on the ground. Pkt., 10c. ; lb., 25c 

German, Bunkelruben, 


Prench, Belterave. 

Spanish, Bemolacha. 

■ An ounce will sow a drill 100 feet in length; 5 or 6 pounds will sow an acre. 

E^tra Eaily or Bassano. This beet is a standard early sort; root slight 
red, turnip shaped, and will grow to a large size; flesh tender and juicy, and boils 
white. Oz., 10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c. 

Cox's Improved Blood Turnip. A carefully selected type of the 
Early Blood turnip, remarkable for perfect symmetry of shape, freedom from side 
or fibrous roots, and fine quality. It grows uniformly to a good large size, flesh 
deepest blood red, fine grained, very sweet and tender. Valuable for table use; 
early, and also unsurpassed to keep for winter use. When wanted for winter use, 
the seed should be sown later. Oz., 10c; % lb., 35c.; lb., $1.00. 

Dark Bed Kgyptian. A new variety, and one of the earliest; very deep 
red, tender and delicious; in form like the Flat Dutch Turnip. Oz., 10c; % lb., 
20c; lb., 60c 

Karly Blood Turnip. The standard early sort; blood red, turnip shaped, 
and very tender; good for early use or for late keeping. Oz., 
10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c 

Long Blood Bed. A well-known, hardy variety; grows 
from ten to fourteen inches long, and from four to six inches 
thick. It is very productive. An excellent winter variety. Oz., 
10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c. 

Bastian's Half Long Blood-Bed. Boots not so long 
as the preceding, but of handsome shape and very fine quality 
of thick growth, and valuable to follow the turnip varieties for 
early use; for winter use plant about the middle of July. Oz., 
10c; % lb., 25c; lb., 70c. 

New Eclipse. This new, early 
variety, recently introduced, comes to ew ^'P 86 - 
us from E. Benaey, Germany, and is destined to sup- 
plant all other early Blood Beets, especially for market gardening. It gives the greatest 
satisfaction to all who have as yet been able to secure the genuine seed anti give it a trial. 
It has several decided points of merit, and is claimed to be the earliest variety known, being 
earlier even than the Egyptian. It certainly is the most perfect in form, being as round as 
a ball, beautiful in appearance. Its small, fine top, extreme earliness and heavy cropping 
qualities, will recommend it to all market gardeners. We strongly advise our friends to give 
it a trial. Oz., 10c; % lb., 25c; lb., 70c. 

Cox's Improved Blood Turnip. 


The Prices for One Found, or less, include Postage by Mail. 


Lane's Improved Imperial Sugar 

The value of these for Stock Feeding cannot be over-estimated. The results from their 
use are wonderful, as is clearly shown in the improved health and condition of animals, 
tbe increased yield of milk in cows, and the great saving of hay. They can be raised at a 
trilling cost, and selected seed will yield immense crops per acre. Five to six pounds of 
seeds required per acre. 

Mangel Wurzel.— Carter's Warden Orange Globe. A superior globe 
varietv, and is said to have taken more prizes in England than any other kind. Oz., 10c; 
lb., 40c 

French Sile8ian Sugar. Grown for sugar and cattle feeding. Oz., 10c; lb., 35c; 
5 lbs., per lb., 25c. 

Vilnioriu's Improved White Sugar. An improvement on the other varieties 
of sugar beets; more hardy and containing a greater percentage of sugar. Oz., 10c; lb., 50c. 

Lane's Improved Imperial Sugar. This superb variety is the result of a 
careful selection for several years of the French Imperial Sugar Beet. It is also much better 
adapted for cultivation in this country, either for table when young, for stock-feeding, or for 
the extraction of sugar. Oz., 10c; lb. ,50c; 10 lbs. ami over, 30c. per lb. 



Mammoth Long Red Mangel Wurzel 


Champion Yellow, or Orange Globe Mangel. A globe shaped, 
orange-yellow root, of large size, and fine nutritive qualities, growing partly above 
ground, and from its shape succeeds well on light land. It is of beautiful shape, 
neat top, fine clear skin, single tap root, and of choice quality; a sure cropper and 
excellent keeper, rather better keeper than the Long Eed. Oz., 10c; lb., 40c; 
10 lbs. and over, 30c. per lb. 

Mammoth Lous Red Mangel Wnrzel. This improved variety of 
Mangel is the result of careful selection of selected roots, single specimens weighing 
from 40 to 50 lbs., and producing from 70 to 80 tons to the acre. Our stock of this 
variety has been grown for us in Germany, which we offer at a small advance of 
the ordinary Long Red Mangel. Oz., 10c; lb., 30c; 10 lbs. and over, 25c per lb. 

Yellow Globe Mangel Wnrzel. A large, round, orange-colored variety 
of excellent qualitj', which keeps better than the Long Eed, and produces better 
crops on shallow soil. 10 lbs. and over, 30c. per lb.; oz., 10c; 1 lb., 40c. 

TVorbiton Giant Mangel- A fine English strain of the long Eed Mangel. 
Of fine form, very productive and a favorite with many stock-feeders. Oz., 10c. ; 
lb., 60c; 10 lbs. and over, 40c. per lb. 

Golden Tankard. The best of the intermediate sorts; very nutritious; 
color, bright yellow; very productive, and a variety of which stock prefer to any 
other; keeps well. Oz., 10c; lb., 40c; 10 lbs. and over, 35c per lb. 


This vegetable is allied to the cauliflower — more hardy, but not so tine. 

Early Purple Cape. This is the variety most generally cultivated, pro- 
ducing large, close heads, of a brownish purple, and is of an excellent flavor. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 35c; % lb., $1.25; lb., $4.00. 


This species is cultivated as greens for fall and winter use; sow the seed in 
Spring in seed-beds, and transplant and treat the same as winter cabbage. An 
ounce will produce about 5,000 plants. 

Brussels Sprouts. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 

Cox's Selected Cabbage Seeds. 

Car-loads of fine Cabbages are annually sent from this market to Chicago and other Eastern points, grown by the 
market gardeners in the vicinity of San Francisco. The Seed we offer is only of the 
finest market gardeners strain, all of American growth . 

deners; pointed or conical heads; 
very solid. It is superior to any 
of the early cabbages of the 
Eastern markets; sure to head, 
and of the finest quality. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 35c; % lb., $1.25; 
lb., S4.00. 

Early Jersey Wake- 
field. Extra stock, very early 
and sure headed; stock cannot 
be excelled. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25 
cts.; lb., $2.50. 
Early Y r ork 

Early York. 

Pkt., 5c; oz., 


Cox's Earlv 

Cox's Early Spring Cabbage. The 

early Cabbage of the San Francisco market gar- 

The well- 
known standard sort, 
lb., $1.50. 

I^arge Early York. Larger and 
rather later than the preceding variety. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c ; lb., $1.50. 

Early Winiiingttadr. Second 
early; heads solid in the hottest summer. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; lb., $2.25. 

Snreliead Cabbage. This sort 
produces large, round, flattened heads 
which are very uniform, very hard and 
of fine texture and weigh from 10 to 15 pounds. It is a good 

Early Winningstadt. 



_ keeper and shipper, and of fine quality; but its most 
. important quality is its certainty to head. Pkt., 10c; oz., 
' 35c; % lb., $1.00; lb., $3.00. 

Fottler's Improved Brunswick. 

" Fooler's Improved Brunswick. Extra stock; 
the best early Drumhead; always pleases. Pkt., 10c; oz , 
35c; lb., $2.50. 

Early Eta in pes. This is a sort that attracted a 
great deal of attention, not only on account of its great 
earliness — maturing same time as the earliest — but also 
from its peculiar shaped head. Pkt., 10c ; oz., 15c; 
lb., $1.50. 

All Seasons. As suggested by its name, this variety 
of cabbage may be planted early or late, and will produce 
alike good results. It is fully equal to many of the earlier 
sorts in quality and earliness, and grows to a much larger 
size. It forms firm, hard, round heads flattened on the 
top, which do not burst after heading, and is very desir- 
able for a winter keeper, the heads being of great thick- 
ness. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 

Early Sugar Loaf. An early cabbage with cou- 
ical head, of medium size, but not very firm; cannot 
stand the heat of the South. Pkt., 5c; oz., 20c; lb., $1.75. 

Stonemason. A short-stemmed, quick-growing, 
excellent market sort, Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 

French Oxhearr. — 
Large green heads, of good 
size; is very solid; short 
stump. It ripens with large 
York. Pkt., 5c; oz., 20c; 
lb., $1.75. 

Flar Dutch. Excel 
lent and well-known. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 25c; lb., $2.00. 

Early Large Sch- 
wci nf nrt. A very large 
variety; heads rather soft; 
grows to an immense size; 
adapted only for summer or 
fall family use. Pkt., 10c; 
oz., 25c; lb., §3.00. 

Improved Ameri- 
can Savoy. Extra stock 
$2 00. 

Early Drumhead. 

heads. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c 

French Oxheart. 
Pkt., 15c; oz., 25i 


Second early; 
lb., $2.00. 

round, flat 

lecteil Plat Dutch. 

Cox's Selected Flat Dutch. Asa variety for the winter market it has no superior, and is more extensively 
grown than any other. Head large, bluish-green, round, solid, broad, and flat on the top, and often tinted with red- 
dise brown after being touched with frost; they open white and crisp, are lender and well flavored. It is a fall and 
winter variety, and one of the very best to keep. With good cultivation, on moist, rich ground, ninety-live in a 
hundred will keep up hard and fine. Pkt., 10c; oz., 40c; lb., $4.00. 

Large Late Drumhead. Large, solid heads. Pall and winter variety. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c ; lb., $2.00. 

Henderson's Early Summer. The largest early variety. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; lb., $2.50. 

ill a rule head Mammoth. The largest grown. Under extra tillage and rich soil, it attains a weight of forty 
to fifty pounds. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; lb., $2.50. 

Red Dutch. For pickling; Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; lb., $2.00. 



^Jto Market Gardeners and others who use large quantities of CARROT SEEDS, 


German, Mohren. French, Carrote. 

Half-Long Orange, or Danvers. A variety 
intermediate in size and period of maturity between the 
Early French Forcing and Long Orange. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
10c; lb., 85c; 5 lbs. or over, per lb., 70c. 

Early Scarlet Horn. This is one of the earliest; 
color deep orange and finely flavored. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
10c; lb.. 85c; 5 lbs. or over, per lb., 80c. 

Half- Long Scarlet, »tnnip Rooted. A 
great acquisition, suitable for shallow soils, remarkably 
smooth in skin, rich in color, and of uniform texture 
throughout. It is of a very fine quality for table use, 
and is a good variety for forcing. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; 
lb., 80c; 5 lbs. or over, per lb., 70c. 

Ox-Heart or Half-Lone; Gtierande. {Slump 
rooted.) This new French Carrot is one of the most val- 
uable of all recent introductions, either for family use or 
market. It is an intermediate between the half long and 
horn varieties, attaining a diameter of three to four 
inches at the neck, and of most beautiful shape and rich 
orange color. It is of extra fine quality and very pro- 
ducts e. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.25. 

Long White or Belgian. Grows to a large size; 
roots pure white; extensively raised for feeding stock. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; lb., 60c; 5 lbs. or over, per lb., 50c. 

Spanish, Zanuhor 

Early French Forcing. 

remarkably uniform and 
formed and of larger size, 
orange color. Pkt., 15c; 
over, per lb., 70c. 

Yellow Belgian. 

mild, delicate, and of good 
uable for stock. Pkt., 5c. 

Early French Forc- 
ing. The earliest variety; 
valuable for forcing ; root 
small, and of fine flavor. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 15c; lb., $1.25. 

Long Orange. A stand- 
ard sort; roots long, smooth, 
and of a deep orange color; 
excellent for table use. also 
profitable for field culture. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; lb., 75c; 
5 lbs. or over, per lb., 65c. 

Cox's Improved Long 
Orange. This. is a decided 
iwpi-ovement over the ordinary 
Long Orauge. The roots grow 

smooth, being always well 
better flavored and of deeper 
oz., 10c; lb., 80c; 5 lbs. or 

AVhen young the roots are 
flavor; when full grown, val- 
; oz., 10c; lb., $1.00. 


Ger., Blumenkold. Fr., Choufleur. Sp., Coliflor. Por., Couveflor, 



It., Cavola di Kalti. 

Early Snowball. 

Early Snowball. The seed is still very scarce and high, but we have reduced the price considerably. This 
variety of Cauliflower has given the best of satisfaction in all sections. It is the earliest of all Cauliflowers— about 
one week earlier than any other sort. In addition to its earliness, its dwarf habit and short outer leaves allow it to 
be planted as close as eighteen or twenty inches apart each way. Pkt., 15c; oz., $2.00; lb., $30.00. 

Erfurt Earliest Dwarf. One of the earliest 
varieties; very dwarf, with large, pure white heads; un- 
surpassed in quality, and one of the surest to head. 
Seeds grown in Erfurt; first quality. Pkt., 15c; oz., 
$1.75; lb., $25.00. 

Veilch's Aiitninn Giant. This extremely valu- 
able variety is perfectly extinct from any other sort. 
The heads are magnificent, beutifully white, large, firm 
and compact and being thoroughly protected by the foli- 
age, remain longer fit for use than any other sort. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 75c; lb., $7.00. 

Early Paris. 

Early Paris. Head rather- 
large, white and compact, stock 
short. This is one of the earliest 
and tenderest sorts, particularly 
when so wn in spring. Pkt., 10c; 
oz., 75c; lb., $9.00. 

Half Early Paris or 
Nonpareil. One of the best; 
sure to head; of delicious flavor, 
and good for either early or late. 
Pkt., 10c; oz., 75c; lb., $7.50. 



San Francisco Market. 

Lenormand's Short Stemmed. A very fine French cauli- 
flower, of short, stocky growth, recommended by French cultivators as 
one of the best sorts for general cultivation. Pkt., 10c. ; oz., 75c, ; lb., 

Large Late Asiatic. A fine, large, white compact variety, 
later than the early Paris; if sown at the same time will afford a suc- 
cession. Pkt., 5c; oz., 50c; lb., §7.00. 

San Francisco Market. This variety is grown almost exclu- 
sively by the market gardeners around San Francisco. It is a large, 
early, sure-heading variety, producing magnificent:, white, compact 
heads of the finest flavor. Pkt., 10c; oz., $1.00; lb., $12.00. 


German, Seleri. French, Celeri. Spanish, Apio. 

Sandringhani Dwarf White. An excellent 
variety, remarkable for fine flavor and solidity. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 25c, lb., $3.00. 


White Plump. 

White Plume. The stalk and portions of the 
Inner leaves and heart are naturally while, and require 
but little bleaching. Its eating qualities are good, being 
crisp, solid, and of a pleasing nutty flavor, while its 
"white, feather-like foliage places it ahead of all others as 
a table ornament. Per pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; lb., $2.50. 

Golden Self Blanching. Similar to the White 
Plume in its self-blanching characteristics, but of a deep, 
golden yellow color, it is said to be an excellent keeper, 
and in some localities is preferred to White Plume. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 50c; lb., $5.00. 

Crawford's Half Dwarf. This var'ety -when 
blanched in of rather a yellowish white, and is entirely 
solid, possessing the nutty flavor peculiar to the dwarf 
kinds, while it has much more vigor of growth, sur- 
passing most of the large growing sorts in weight of 
bunch, when grown under the same conditions. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 25c; lb., $2.00. 

Golden Heart. A distinct 
variety, of sturdy, dwarf habit. 
It is entirely solid, an excellent 
keeper, and of fine, nutty flavor. 
When blanched, the heart, which 
is large and full, is of a pure, 
golden yellow, making this an ex- 
ceedingly showy and desirable 
variety for both market and pri- 
vate use. Pkt., 5c: oz., 25c; 
lb., |3.00. 

Boston Market. A favor- 
ite variety 7 , remarkable for'its ten- 
Golden Heart. fier i crisp, and succulent stem 
and its peculiarly mild flavor, it 
is grown almost exclusively by Boston market garden- 
ers. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 

Giant Pascal. This 
new variety is the result of 
careful selection from the 
well-known " Golden Self- 
Bleaching" Celery. It par- 
takes of the nutty flavor 
of that excellent variety, 
and in taste is not at all 
bitter or astringent. It 
grows about two feet high, 
with stalks that are solid, 
crisp, not stringy, very 
large and broader than 
those of any other. Before 
blanching it is green with 
heart of golden yellow and 
very full. It is very easily jj|§ 
blanched, requiring only 
five or six days earthing 
up; while its preservative JIB 
qualities make it a fine 
shipper. For late winter 
use, it is the ideal Celery, 
as it retains its crispness. 
Per pkt, 10c; oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 

Boston Market 

Tnrni p-Rooted (Celeriac). Tvirnip-shaped root, 
of celery flavor. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 

Soup f'elery Seed, for flavoring pickles, soups, 
etc. Oz., 10c; lb., 35c. 


A species of Cabbage known in different sections as "Cole " and "Colewort." It is almost universally used in 
the South for " greens," where it continues in luxuriant growth all Winter. Sow in early Spring and continue ; 1 1 
intervals for a succession, and when 4. inches high transplant to one foot apart and treat as Cabbage. 

Georgia, or Creole. This is the variety so extensively used in the South. Forms a large, loose, open 
head, or a mass of leaves on a tall stem, which are the better for freezing. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c. 




*Jj IF ORDERED BY MAIL, IO cents per Pound must be added for Postage. 
« ^ 25 lbs, sold at 1 00-1 b. rates ^? 

All varieties, 10 cents per packet, by mail, postage paid. 

New Red Cob Evergreen. This variety is a 
sport from Stowell's Evergreen, which has long been the 
standard favorite everywhere. It is a week or ten days 
earlier, and produces from three to four ears to a stalk. 
The ears are set low on the stalks, are very thick and 
regular in size, are 16-rowed, and of delicious quality. 
One of our growers states that he is more favorably im- 
pressed with the Red Cob Evergreen than with any Sweet 
Corn he has grown in many years. Two of the points 
of merit mentioned above are confirmed in the strongest 
manner by this gentleman, i. e., the extreme productive- 
ness of this variety, and its distinctive characteristic of 
producing the ears low down on the stalks, which is 
always a desirable feature in a Sweet Corn. Pkt., 10c; 
lb., 25c. 

Potter's Excelsior. The ears are large, 1'2-rowed 
and well filled out with deep grains. Very sweet, tender 
and sugary. Pkt., 10c; lb., 25c. 

Early Minnesota. 

Early Minnesota. This, we claim, is the very 
best early sweet corn we have ever tried; plant dwarf; 
ears short but fine, and of excellent quality; it has a 
white cob. and is very desirable. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 
100 lbs., |9.00. 

Extra Early Tom Thumb. New; very early. 
At least a week earlier than Minnesota, the sweetest of 
all the early varieties; ears of fair size, kernel large and 
white, resembling the Crosby and Evergreen in flavor; a 
most valuable sort for market gardeners. Pkt., 10 cents; 
lb., 25 cents. 

Sqiiantiim Sugar. A variety of Sugar Corn in 
great favor with the well-known Squantum Club of Sil- 
ver Spring, Rhode Island, and used by them almost ex- 
clusively in their famous clam-bakes. It is about as early 
as the Moore's Concord, the ears being the same size. Its 
quality is of the best. Very sweet, and wonderfully pro- 
ductive, producing four or five ears on a stalk. Pkt., 
10c; lb., 25c. 

JNe Plus Ultra— Shoe Peg. or Quaker 
Sweet. This variety ears profusely, frequently bear- 
ing two to three, and sometimes four ears to a stalk. 
The kernels are deep, placed irregularly but very com- 
pactly upon the cob. It matures medium to late. Its 
unusually sweet and pleasant taste makes it a popular 
favorite. Pkt., 10c; lb., 25c. 

Russell's Prolific. A very superior, early variety, 
the sweetest of the very early sorts. Ears eight to ten 
inches in length. Pkt., 10c; lb., 25c 

Stowell's Evergreen. Late, excellent, long keep- 
ers; ears large and very thick; this variety should be 
grown in every garden for late use. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 
per 100 lbs., $8.00. 

Moore's Concord. Medium early; large, well- 
filled ears: of excellent flavor. Pkt., 10c ; lb., 15c; per 
100 lbs., $8.00. 

Crosby's Early Sugar, or Boston Market. 

One of the best of tbe early sorts; ear short. Pkt., 10c; 
lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $8.00. 


Early Eight-Rowed Sweet, or Sugar. This 
is an old standard variety of Sweet Corn, becoming tit for 
use about the same time as Crosby's Early or perhaps a 
little earlier. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs.. $8 00. 

Black Mexican. A rather short, black variety, 
very sweet and delicious. Pkt., 10c. ; lb., 25c. 

Early Bonanza. This corn is as early as the 
"Minnesota, Crosby's" and other early varieties, while 
the ears are much larger. It is pronounced by all who 
have tested it to be of very fine quality and exceedingly 
rich, making an excellent market and family sort. Pkt,, 
10c; lb., 25c. 

Gold Coin Sweet Corn. For the past five years 
the New Gold Coin has been compared in all points with 
Stowell's Evergreen, and in sweetness and delicacy of 
flavor, it surpasses that old favorite. So far, as proved 
ten days earlier, and in size one-third larger. The cob is 
snowy white, compactly covered with large, deep grains. 
Pkt.,' 10c; lb., 25c. 

Mammoth Sugar, 

Mammoth. A vigorous, large, early variety, grown 
extensively in Alameda County for the San Francisco 
market. Pkt., 10c; lb., 10c; per 100 lbs., $6.00. 

Extra Early Cory. The earliest variety of Sweet 
Corn known. Has a large ear considering the size of the 
stalk; small cob, well filled with broad grains. A valu- 
able sort for market. It is handsome in appearance, sweet 
and of fine quality. Pkt., 10c; lb., 25c 


IF ORDERED BY MAIL. 10 cents per Pound must be added for Postage. 25 lbs. sold at 100-lb. rates. 

King of the Earlies. One of the earliest yellow dent Corn in cultivation. Stalks grow 6 to 7 feet high; ears 
7 to 9 inches long; very deep soft grain, and small red cob; it ripens in eighty days from planting, and is a week to 
ten days earlier than "Pride of the North" and "Yellow Canada Flint." This new Corn will mature in any part of the 
country where it is possible to grow Flint varieties, and is a valuable variety for the north, and for feeding purposes. 
Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $5.00. 

Early Earge White Flint. The old Hominy eight-rowed variety; very early, productive, and of good 
quality. Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $5.00. 



True Yellow Learning. There are more bush- 
els planted of this excellent sort than of any other one 
large yellow dent variety. By annual selection it has be- 
come a fixed and pure variety. It is a pure, glossy yellow, 
earing low on a strong, heavy stock; ears have from 20 
to 28 rows of 30 to 50 grains each; square and deep; ripens 
quite early, frequently maturing in 100 days after plant- 
ing. Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $4.50. 

Hickory King. This new com is entirely distinct 
from all other varieties, having the largest grain with the 
smallest cob ever introduced in a white corn. It yields 
greater, and is unquestionably the most productive white 
field corn. Stalks bear two good ears each, and occasion- 
ally three; it never has barren stalks, no matter how thin 
the soil, and both ends of the ear are filled full out. A 
single grain will completely cover the cob of an ear 
broken in half. It both shells and shucks easily, and 
will make more shelled corn to a given bulk of ears than 
any other variety. Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $5.00. 

Golden Beauty. 

(•olden Beauty. The ears are of perfect shape, 
with from ten to fourteen straight rows of bright golden 

yellow grains, remarkable in size, and filled out com- 
pletely to the extreme end of the cob. The cob is the 
smallest, in comparison with the size of the ear, of any 
variety in cultivation. The richness of color and fine 
quality of grain make it vastly superior for grinding into 
meal. The ears are easily shelled, although the kernels 
are firm on the ear. The stalks take strong hold in the 
ground, and grow vigorously to a height of eight to nine 
feet. Golden Beauty matures early, ripening in one 
hundred to one hundred and ten days from planting, and 
surpasses all in size and beauty of grain. Lb., 10c; 100 
lbs., §5.00. 

Champion White Pearl Corn. 

Champion White Pearl Corn (100 days). 
The stalk is short and thick. The ear grows low on the 
stalk, from seven to twelve inches in length, almost 
parallel throughout; of medium size, averaging sixteen 
rows of grain. The grains are pure white, very deep, 
compact and heavy. Two grains will more than span the 
cob. The cob is small. B3- a test, seventy ears weighed 
eighty-seven and one-half pounds, of which the cobs 
alone weighed only seven pounds. It makes a superior 
quality of corn meal, and grades No. 1 white in any 
market. It matures early. We recommend it hi^hlv. 
Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $4.00. 

Sweet Corn for Fodder. There is uothing 
better for green feed or for curing for winter than Sweet 
Corn. Cattle highly relish it, and fed on it, keep in line 
condition, and give an abundance of milk. It has the 
great merit of being so sweet and palatable that cattle eat 
every part of the stalk and leaves, and consequently none 
is wasted. Also excellent for soiling. Sow thickly in 
drills or broadcast, at the rate of 100 lbs. per acre. Lb., 
10c; 100 lbs., §4.50. 

Pop Corn. White, best for popping. Pkt., 5c; 
lb., 10c; 100 lbs., §6.00. 


French, Macha. Spanish, Mucha Valerianilla. 

A remarkable hardy plant used as a small salad through the winter and spring. Sow in September thickly, in 
shallow drills, keep clear from weeds. In^wiuter during severe weather, cover with straw or trashy manure 
Corn »alad. Large seed. Pkt., 5c.;*oz.. 15c; lb., $ 1.50. 


Fi\, Cresson. Sp., Berro o Masluerzo. 
Extensively used as a small salad, very useful and healthy. Can be used alone or mixed with other salads, for which 
it is highly esteemed; also useful for garnishing; sow seeds thickly in shallow drills about a foot apart ; repeat at intervals. 
Curled. Fine flavor, beautiful foliage, may be cut often. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c. 

V\ atei -Cress. This is sown by the side of running water; it is altogether an aquatic plant, and forms au 
early and wholesome spring salad. Pkt., 10c; oz., 00c. 


Chervil, Curled. An aromatic, sweet heib. The young leaves are used in soups and salads. Pkt., 5c. ; oz., 

25c; lb., $2.00. 




The roots of this vegetable are much used iu Europe as a substitute for coffee. One ounce will sow a bed of four 
and one-half by thirty feet; four pounds to the acre. 
Large Rooted," or Coffee. Fkt., 5c; oz., 15c; lb., $1.50. 

Cox's Choice Cucumber Seeds. 

From carefully selected stock seed, each variety being carefully grown, isolated 
from all others to keep each variety pure and true. 

Kaiiv Russian. Earliest in cultivation, being ten 
days earliar than the Early Cluster, which it resembles. 
Fruit sets iu pairs, and when full grown is three or four 
inches in length. Finely flavored. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; 
lb., 75c. 

Huston Pickling. A distinct variety, which has 
obtained a great popularity in Boston markets as a pickle. 
It is medium long, and a great producer. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
10c: lb., 75c 

Early Cluster- A short, 
prickly variety. Usually grows 
/* . /V^^T" in clusters. Is a prolific bearer; 
I' ami. except tin Karly U 

_ > ^-^^ the earliest sort. Flavor excel- 

lent. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; lb., 75c 

E irly Short Green. Very 
productive; good for table and 
pickles. Pkt., 5c; oz. 10c.; lb., 
95c; 5 lbs. or over, 75c. per lb. 

Early Frame. The stand- 
ard variety; and a most prolific 
bearer. Fruit medium size, and 
excellent for using in a green 
slate, or for pickling. Pkt., oc; 
oz., 10c. ; lb., 75c. 
Xiehol's Medium Green. This new variety is 
excellent as a pickle sort, and for forcing purposes there 
is no better variety. It is very productive, of medium 
size, and always straight and smooth. Color dark green, 
flesh crisp and tender. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c. ; % lb., 35c; 
lb. SOc 

Early Wliite Spine. Fruit large in size and 
smooth, and retains its color several days after being 
plucked. An excellent variety. Pkt., oc; oz., 10c; lb., 
75c; 5 lbs., or over, 60c. per lb. 

Early Cluster. 

Long Green. 

Long Green- The largest variety, long, straight, 
smooth and solid, sometimes growing 18 inches in length. 
Excellent for pickling. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; lb., 70c. 

Improved Early White Spine. 

Improved Early White Spine. For both 
market use and pickling this variety is now more largely 
grown than any other. Our seed is of the true original 
Boston Market stock, and is vastly superior to the unim- 
proved White Spine. Market gardeners and pickling es- 
tablishments have here a cucumber that is admirably 
suited to their wants. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; lb., 70c 

New York Improved Purple. 

West India Gherkin. Very small variety, used 
wholly for pickling. Pkt., 10c; oz ,' 25c; lb., §3.00. 

Ger., Eierpflame. 

Fr., Aubergine. 

Sp., Bovengena. 

Early Long Purple. 

Early and productive; fruit 
of good quality. Pkt., 5c; 
oz., 30c; lb.. §3.00. 

N e w Y o r k I in- 
proved Purple. A 

superior market variety. 
It grows to a large size; 
oval-shaped, and dark pur- 
ple color. Pkt. 10c; oz.,50c. 


French, C'hourave. Spaniah, Colinabo. 

This vegetable partakes of the 
nature of both the turnip and of 
the cabbage, and maybe cultivated 
same as the Ruta Baga. By many 
the Kohl Babi is highly esteemed 
for culinary purposes. Ad ounce 
of seed will produce two thousand 

Early Wliite. A fine early 
variety for table use. Pkt., 5c; 
oz.. 25c; lb., §3.00. 

Earge Green. A very pro- 
ductive sort for farm culture. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 


Ger., Eauck. Fr., Poireau. 
Sp., Puerto. 
This plant has the flavor of the 
onions. The lower or blanched portion is used for flavor- 
ing soups, or boiled and served as as- 
paragus. One ounce of seed will sow Jiltltexv 
a bed of sixty feet square. 

Kohl Rabi. 

Earge American Elag. A 

favorite variety with the market 
gardener. Of strong and vigorous 
growth. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; lb. 
§1.50. i 

Earge Flag, or Eon don — 

This is the sort usually cultivated. 
It is a hardy and vigorous plant. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; lb., §1.50. 

.Musselburgh. Stem somewhat 
shorter than the London, but of equal 
thickness; leaves broad and tall 
spreading like a fan; hardy. Pkt., 

oc; oz., 25c; lb., §2.00. 

Large American Flaa 




Ger., Endivien. Fr., CMcoree. Sp., Escarola o Endivla. 

Green Curled. Beautifully curled, dark green 
leaves, and excellent plant. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; lb., $2.00. 

Broad Leaved. Leaves broad and nearly plain; 
chiefly vised in stews and soups. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; lb., 


Ger., Blatler-Kohl. 
Fr., Chou Veil. Sp., Breton. 
Tall Green, Curled Scotch. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
25c; lb., $2.00. 

Genua n Owarf Green. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; 
lb., $2.00. 


Improved Hanson. 

Improved Hanson. Heads very large, solid, 
sometimes weighing two or three pounds; tender, crisp, 
and of fine flavor; color beautiful — green on outside and 
white within. Stands the summer heat well; one of the 
very bpst in cultivation. Pkt., 10c; oz., 15c; % lb., 
40c; lb.. $1.50. 

Prize Head. An early variety forming a mam- 
moth head; remains tender and crisp throughout the 
season; of superb flavor and very hardy. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
15c; % lb., 40e.; lb., $1.50. 

Boston Market. An improved variety of the 
Tennis Ball; one of the best for forcing. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1 50. 

Ice Drum head. Heads readily; blanches natur- 
ally; crisp, tender and well flavored. Pkt., 5c; oz.; 15c; 
% lb., 40c; lb., $1.50. 

Royal Summer Cabbage 

Royal Summer 

Cabbage- Colorlight 
yellow, leaves uniform, 
nearly all turned into 
the head, which is well 
formed, good size, close, 
and a little flattened. 
It stands the heat well. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 20c; % 
lb., 60c; lb., $2.00. 

American Gath- 
ering- A distinct var- 
riety, the tips of the leaves being irarked with red: very 
solid, exceedingly crisp and of excellent flavor. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.50. 

Philadelphia Butter. Heads of good size, 
close and well formed; very tender and of excellent 
flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.50. 

Early Curled Silesia. A superior variety, of a 
very strong growth; leaves large, light yellow, wrinkled. 
For forcing, and the first spring sowing. It is highly es- 
teemed. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.50. 

Early Curled Simpson. An improved variety 
over the preceding, very early and an excellent sort for 
forcing: is largely grown by the market gardeners in the 
vicinity of New York. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c ; % ib., 40c; 
lb., $1.50. 

Well-formed heads, hardy and crisp, 
One of the earliest of the heading 
oz., 15c: % lb., 40c; lb., §1 50. 
One of the largest varieties. It 
forms large, round heads, which cut white, brittle and 
almost transparent. Pkt., 5c. ; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; 
lb., $1.50. 

Simpson. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 15c; 34 lb., 
65c; lb., $1.75. 


A new English var- 
iety. Large, unu- 
sually tender, re- 
maining in hand a 

long time. Pkt., 5 Black Seeded Simpson. 

Tennis Rail. 

of excellent quality, 
varieties. Pkt., 5c; 
Large India. 

cts.; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.50. 

Improved Large Passion. 

Boston Curled. Variety 
of great beauty and of very su- 
perior quality. The symmetry 
of its growth and tine, elegant 
frilling of the leaves, render it 
highly ornamental. Pkt., 5c; 
oz., 15 cents; % lb., 40 cents: lb., 

Improved Earge Pas- 
sion (the true black seed). It 
produces very fine, large, solid, 
white heads, which will measure 
f loin twenty to twenty-two inches 
in circumference; crisp and ten- 
der, and of excellent flavor. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 25c; % lb., 75c.; lb., 

Paris White Cos. One of 

the best of the upright varieties: 
tender and crisp; should be tied 
up to insure blanching. Pkt., 
5c: oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., 



Cox's Selected Melon Seeds. 

Seed saved from only selected melons. The San Francisco markets are rioted for their fine, large melons. It 
has always been our aim to furnish market gardeners and retail customers with only the finest seed obtainable, and 
as we have had many acres of melons raised for our special trade, and under our supervision, we feel warranted in 
claiming that seeds of finer quality cannot be obtained. 

igp* Please remember our prices include Postage Paid ; if ordered by freight or express, 

dsduct ten cents per pouud. 

Lorii Watermelon ■ A large, solid, cream-colored melon, with flesh 
deep red, of a rich, delicious flavor, with only half an inch of rind, white 
seeded, originated in California about ten years ago. We have this season 
for sale the seeds of this magnificent melon, which has superseded all other 
varieties in the San Francisco market. We have saved the seed from the 
choicest stock. Those who have had difficulty in procuring pure seed, we 
know will appreciate it. As a market melon, wherever introduced it sells 
at extra prices on account of beauty, size and fine quality. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
10c; % lb., 25c; lb., 75c. 

Vick's Early. This new melon is highly prized for its extra earliness, 
oblong in shape; smooth, size medium; flesh bright pink, solid and sweet. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 25c; lb., 75c. 

Vick's Early. 

W Cuban Queen Watermelon. This 
magnificent melon is from the West Indies, having 
attained the size of 103 lbs. This illustration, 
from a photograph, gives a fair idea of their form, 
size and markings. The skin is beautifully strip- 
ed, dark and light green — of the latter there being 
two shades agreeably diversified. Their flesh is 
bright red, remarkably solid, peculiarly luscious, 
crisp and sugary. In delicious flavor it surpasses 
the celebrated Icing. They are wonderfully solid 
and good keepers, excellent to ship to market, al- 
though thtir rind is unusually thin. Pkt., 5c; 
oz , 10c; lb., 75c 

Cuban Queeu Watermelon. 

Pride of Georgia- This Watermelon from Georgia is 
decidedly better in quality than the Scaly Bark, while the rind is 
equally as hard, and consequently it is an excellent shipping vari- 
ety. The melons are perfectly round in shape, striped light and 
dark green, uniformly of fair market size; the flesh is bright red, 
ripening up well, and of very good quality. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; 
% lb., 40c; lb., $1.25. 

Peerless. Good, but not equal to the Ice Cream; rind thin, 
light green; flesh solid, bright red, and sweet. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; 
% lb., 25c; lb., 85c. 

Phinney's Eaily- Very early; flesh bright red, sweet, ten- 
der and well flavored. Pkt., 5c; oz., 19c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.00. 

Pride of Georgia. 

Scaly Bark. This variety originated in Georgia. 
The skin is dark green, quite smooth and has a pecu- 
liar scaly appearance. It is an unusually productive 
sort, the average weight of the melons being forty to 
fifty pounds. The flesh is light crimson, solid, tender, 
and of exquisite flavor; remains in choice eating condi- 
tion long after being pulled. The rind, though quite 
thin, is remarkably tough. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 
25c; lb., 75c. 

The Boss. This new melon has a very dark skin, 
slightly ribbed, and is long in shape. It is very heavy 
tor its size, which, however, is not large; flesh solid, red, 
and sugary. Bv many this melon is verv highly esteem- 
ed. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 25c; lb.* 75c. 

Ice Cream. A variety simiiar to the last mention- 
ed; it is prolific, early, and well adapted for cultivation in 
cold localities. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 25c; lb., 75c. 

Southern Rattlesnake or Gypsy. Fruit ob- 
long, skin light green, beautifully striped, thin rind; 



Green and Gold Watermelon. 

flesh deep scarlet, solid and delieiously sweet. 
Pkt., 5c ; oz , 10c ; y 4 lb., 40c; lb., $1.00. 

Manimoth Ironclad. This new melon 
originated with a prominent melon grower in 
South Delaware, and resembles in its markings 
the popular Cuban Queen. In shape and seed, 
however, it is quite distinct, being deeper and 
fuller at both ends, with seeds of drab white 
color. Grows uniformly, very tough and hard, 
thus rendering it verv valuable for shipping. 
Pkt., oc; oz., 10c; lb., $ 1.00. 

Green and Gold Watermelon. It 

is the largest early variety in cultivation, and 
its productiveness is equal to any of the red- 
fleshed sorts, while in delicious flavor it sur- 
passes them all. The rind is the thinnest of 
any melon we have ever seen, the white being 
only from % to % inch in thickness. The 
flesh is a beautiful golden orange color, free 
from any tinge of white or other color, even 
immediately around the seeds. The flesh is 
beautifully granular in appearance, juicy and 
sweet, and, as we have already stated of un- 
equaled flavor. Per pkt., 10 cents; oz.. 15 
cents; lb., $1.25. 

Kolb Gem- This new Southern melon comes to us most highly 
recommended, and although as yet little known in the North, bids 
fair to have a national reputation, both on account of its most 
excellent shipping qualities and delicious flavor. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; 
% lb., 30c; lb., 75c. 

Mountain Sweet The most popular variety, and very pro- 
ductive; large in. size; long, oval-shaped, flesh scarlet, excellently 
flavored, and solid quite to the center. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 
25c; lb., 75c 

Iciutf. Of round form, white seeded. This melon can scarcely 
be praised too highly on account of its solidity, thin rind, and rich, 
luscious sugary flavor. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % 35c; lb., $1.00. 

Mountain Sprout. A large, long, striped variety, flesh bright 
scarlet color, and excellently flavored; seeds drab color. Pkt., 5c; 
oz., 10c; % lb., 35c; lb., $1.00. 

Black Spanish. A round variety, color dark green; flesh 
scarlet, seeds black. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 35c; lb., $1.00. 

Citron, for Preserves. Grows round and smooth, striped 
and marbled with light green. Pkt., 10 cents; oz., 15 cents; % lb., 
40 cents; lb., $1 25. 

Colorado Preserving. A distinct variety from the ordinary preserving citron; immensely pro 
firm and solid, and of fine preserving qualities. Pkt., 10c; % lb., 60c; lb., $2.50 

Kolb Gem. 

ductive; flesh 

Volga Watermelon. 

Volga Watermelon. A Prussian Melon, of ex- 
cellent quality; perfectly globular in shape; very produc- 
tive; attaining an average weight of fifteen pounds. For 

private use it should be grown largely, as it is of tine 
flavor and attractive appearance. The seeds are very 
small and few innumber. Pkt., 10c; oz., 15c; lb., $1.50. 

Florida Favorite Watermelon. TheFlorida 
Favorite, in shape, is oblong; coloring rind, dark and 
light green stripes alternating; flesh bright crimson, very 
crisp and deliciously sweet; seed rather small; ripens ten 
days earlier than the Kolb Gem or Manimoth Ironclad. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.25. 

Hungarian Honey Watermelon. Thisnew 
variety, recently imported from Hungary, is a decided 
novelty. They grow to weigh ten or twelve pounds each, 
of perfect globe shape, the skin is a dark green color. 
The flesh is very rich, sweet and luscious, surpassing 
all other foreign watermelons we have ever grown. It is 
also extremely hardy and vigorous in growth. Pkt., 5c; 
oz., 15c; % lb., 50c; lb., $1.50. 


Musk Melon, Bay View. Fruit of the largest 
size, frequently 1(5 to 18 inches long, and will ripen up 
finely if picked quite green, making it one of the best for 
shipping long distances, and this combined with its great 
beauty, makes the variety a favorite with market garden- 
ers. Flesh thick, of rich green color, juicy and very 
sweet and rich. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 35c; lb., $1.25. 

Green Citron- A large, roundish fruit, flattened 
at the ends, and rough-netted. Melting and fine flavored. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 30c; lb., $1.00. 



New Surprise. 

Musk Melon, New Sur- 
prise- This variety has a thin, 
cream-colored skin; thickly net- 
ted; the flesh is of a deep salmon 
color, very thick, and of excel- 
lent flavor. It is a good bearer, 
round in shape, early, and a 
good keeper, often attaining a 
large size. Itis now considered 
the best melon in cultivation. 
The seed we offer is saved from 
the finest specimens. Pxt., 5c; 
oz., 15c; lb., $1.00. 

Ha c ken sack- A variety of Green Citron, well 
known among the New York market gardeners. It grows 
to a very large size, is productive and of excellent flavor. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 45c; lb., $1.00. 

Skillman's Netted. 

Skillman's Netted. Form roundish oval, flesh 
deep green, sweet, and richly perfumed; early and deli- 
cious. Pkt., 5c; oz , 15c; % lb., 30c; lb., $1.00. 

Jennie Lind. Size small, but very delicious. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.25. 

Golden Netted Gem. 

They grow remarkably uni- 
form in shape and size, weigh- 
ing X% to 1% pounds each. 
They are thick-meated, the 
flesh is light green in color, 
and uniformly of fine luscious 
flavor. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; 
Golden Netted Gem. % lb., 35c; lb., $1.25. 

Montreal Improved Green Nutmeg Melon. 

Montreal Improved Green Nutmeg Mel- 
on. This magnificent variety is largely grown by a few 
market gardeners in the neighborhood of Quebeck and 
Montreal, Canada; whence it takes its name. The fruit 
is nearly round, slightly flattened at the ends, with a 
densely netted, green skin. They grow to a very large 

uniform size, averaging from fifteen to twenty pounds in 
weight. The flesh is remarkably thick, and of good 
flavor for so large a melon. Owing to its large and hand- 
some arjpearance, it sells rapidly in market at very high 
prices. We consider it one of the best exhibition or late 
market melons grown. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % irj ., 35c; 
lb., $1.25. 

Cassaoa. A musk melon of extraordinary size and 
delicious flavor; weight from twelve to fifteen pounds. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 50c; lb., $1.25. 

Large Yellow Cantaloupe. Of good size, 
netted and slightly ribbed; flesh salmon color; thick and 
musk-flavored. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 30c; lb., 85c. 

Large Green Nutmeg. The standard sort; 
fruit oval; good size; thickly netted; flesh, light green; 
rich, sweet, melting, and highly perfumed; one of the 
finest. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 30c; lb., 85c 

Miller's Cream Nutmeg Musk Melon. 

This splendid melon has been thoroughly tested by many 
of the best market gardeners and melon growers, and is 
pronounced by all, one of the very best they have ever 
grown. The flesh is of a rich salmon color, very thick, 
sweet and melting in quality. The rind is very thin and 
finely netted. They retain their bright, fresh appearance, 
and remain solid several days after being pulled. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.25. 


Fi\, Champignon. Sp., Seta. 

Mushrooms may be grown in a warm cellar or shed in 
winter, or in the open air in summer. Take partially dry, 
fresh horse manure, and lay it in a heap to ferment; turn 
and mix well every few days, and when well and equally 
fermented, v/hich will be in from ten to fifteen days; it 
may be made into a bed four feet wide and about two 
feet deep, mixing it well together, and beating or treading 
it firmly. As soon as the temperature of the bed falls 
from 75 to 50 degrees, the spawn may be inserted in pieces 
about the size of a walnut, about two inches deep, and 
six inches apart. Cover withloamy soil about two inches 
deep, and beat it down evenly and firmly. Finish off 
with a covering of clean straw or hay, about a foot thick, 
to protect from heavy rains. Water, when necessary, 
with luke-warm water, and expect mushrooms in from 
four to six weeks. 

English. For brick of one pound, each, 35c, post- 

French. Per lb., 45c, postpaid. 

To Market Wardeners and others 
who use large quantities of Onion 



Our onion seed is all grown from choice selected 
bulbs, on the seed farms in Santa Clara, Cal. It is a 
well-known fact to the seed merchants of the world that 
Santa Clara grown seed is heavier, plumper and pro- 
duces finer onions than seed grown in any other part of 
the world. Onion seed grown in Santa Clara finds ready 
sale with all the large seed houses of the East. California 
grown seed will average 90 to 95 per cent, growth, and 
has proved to be of much stronger vitality than Eastern 
grown. If ordered by express or freight, deduct eight 
cents per pound. If ten pounds or more are wanted, write 
for special price. 

Wethersfield Red. One of the best varieties for 
a general crop of good size; red, roundish, productive; 
heads and keeps well. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c,; % lb., 60c; 
lb., $2.00. 



Early Red. 

Early Red. Most valuable as an early variety. 
Pkt., 5c.'; oz., 25c; % lb., 50c. ; lb., $1.50. 

South Port Yellow Globe. Our seed of this 
valuable heavy cropping sort is raised from the fiuest 
selected onions, which are large in size and hadsome in 
appearance. Those who have grown either the Eed or 
White Globe varieties will understand that the Yellow 
Globe is identical with them in shape and size, differing 
only in color. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25.; % lb., 65c; lb., $2,25. 

Daiivers Yellow. 

Da livers Yellow. A fine, large, round onion, 
very choice. Pkt., 5c; oz., 20c; % lb., 60c; lb., $2.00. 
Large White Italian Tripoli. A new and 

excellent variety, of quick growth and mild flavor. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 40c; % lb., $1.00; lb., $2.50. 

.Large Yellow. A fine, large, flat onion; forms 
.bulbs readily. Pkt., 5c; oz., 20c; % lb., 65c; lb., $2.00. 
f— White Globe. A large, white onion; as large as 
the Danvers Yellow. Pkt., 10c; oz., 40c; 3^ lb., $1.00; 
lb., $4.00. 

(s^YVhite Portugal, or Silver Skin. True, 
white, delicate, early; not a good keeper. Pkt., 10c; 
oz., 40c; % lb , $1,00; lb., $4.00. 

Giant Kocra. A. splendid, large variety from 
Naples, globular-shaped, a bright brown skin and deli- 
cate flavor. Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; % lb., 90c; lb., $2.00. 

El Paso, or Large Mexican. Growsin Mex- 
ico to a diameter of six inches, and to a weight of two or 
three pounds, and used in tbat region in preference to any 
other sort. Color variable from white to light red, flesh 
white, rather coarse grained, but of very mild flavor. 
Eesernbles a mammoth White Portugal. Pkt., 10c; oz. ( 
53c; % lb., $4.00. 

Mammoth Bilver King. 

Mammoth Silver King. We have imported 
seed of this truly mammoth variety direct from the origi- 
nator in Italy. It matures a little later than Extra Early 
Pearl, and reaches a larger size than any of the flat white 
varieties, frequently measuring twenty inches in circum- 
ference, and weighing three to four pounds. Pkt., 10c; 
oz., 35c-; lb., $1.00; lb., $3.50. 

New White Barletta 

This variety is almost distinct 
on acccount of its great earli- 
ness; it is three weeks in ad- 
vance of the White Queen. It 
is of a beautifully waxy white 
color and grows 1% inches in 
diameter and % of an inch 
thick, with finely formed bulbs 
slightly flattened at the top. 
Its earliiiess will highly recom- 
mend its use as a substitute 
for Onion sets, and it is with- 
out a rival for pickles. Per 
pkt., 10 cents; oz., 25 cents; 
y± lb., 75 cents. 

Yellow Onion Sets. Per lb., 25c. 

Top Onion Set*. Per lb., 25 cents; per hundred 
pounds and upwards, we quote special prices on applica- 


Sow about middle of Spring in drills, and then thin the 
plants to a foot or more apart. Highly esteemed and 
cultivated for its green seed-pods, which are used in 
soups, or stewed and served like Asparagus. Should be 
gathered while young and tender, aud for winter use, 
slice into rings and dry on strings or otherwise. 

Long Green- Long ribbed pods. Pkt., 5c. ; oz., 
10c; lb., $1.50. 

White Velvet Ohra. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c. 

White Barleua Onion. 

Doubled Curled Parsley. 


Ger., Petersilie. Fr., Persil. Sp., Perijil. 

Soak the seed a few hours in hike warm water, and 
sow early in the Spring in drills an inch deep and one 
foot asunder. Thin out the plants to four inches apart. 

Plain or Single. Plain leaves, excellent flavor, 

Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c. 

lb., 25c; lb., 65c 

Fine Double Curled. 

leaves. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; hi 

Fine dwarf; crimped 
lb., 25c; lb., SOe. 

Emerald, or Dwarf Extra Curled. Leaves 

tender, beautifully crimped; handsome bright green color, 
very ornamental. Pkt., Scents; oz., 10 cents; % Lb., 30 
cents; lb., $1.00. 




German, Pastinake. French, Panais. Spanish, Pastinaka. 

The soil should be deep, rich and mellow. As the roots are long and slender, the deeper and more thoroughly tha 
soil is stirred, the better. When the soil is shallow or where there is a clayey or gravelly sub soil, the roots will be 
short and branched and deficient in the mild, tender and sugary properties which they possess, when grown under 
more favorable circumstances. 

Long White. Boots long, white, sugary and tine flavored. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; lb., 60c. 

Sugar, or Hollow Crown. Roots about eighteen inches long and four inches in diameter at the crown; 
fine flavored. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 35c; lb., 75c. 

Cox's Northern-Grown Seed Peas. 

Our Peas are all raised in Humboldt County, from the finest strains obtainable. The crops are carefully 
gone over and "rogued," being subjected to the most careful inspection, and all are carefully 
hand-picked. Special prices made to gardeners aud cannsrs, using large 
quantities. Twenty-five pounds sold at 100-lb. rate. 

Our Prices by the Packet include Postage. If ordered by mail, in larger quantities, lO cts. per lb. extra. 

25 lbs. sold at lOO-lb. rates. 

Americau Wonder. 


American Wonder. One of the earliest wrink- 
led peas in cultivation, exceedingly productive, and of 
very dwarf and compact growth, growing only from ten 
to eighteen inches high. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 100 lbs., 

Stratagem. An English blue wrinkled marrow of 
recent introduction; vines of strong growth as to n*ed no 
support, and remarkably free-bearing; peas very large and 
tine flavored, pods sometimes six inches in length and 
well filled. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $10.00. 

Tom Thumb. Very dwarf; stout and branching; 
may be cultivated in rows ten inches apart; requiring no 
sticks; height, nine inches. Pkt., 10c; lb., 20c; per 100 
lbs., $15.00. 

McLean's Advancer. A dwarf green, wrinkled 
marrow, very productive and of an excellent flavor. Pkt., 
10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $10.00. 

Cox's Earliest of 
All. This is unsur- 
passed in extra earliness 
and product iveness. None 
riptn earlier, and few as 
early. Height about 
two feet. Quality excel- 
lent, and the crop can 
be gathered in two pick- 
ings. Also for a lata 
fall crop it is unsur- 
passed, growing with 
rapidity. Pkt., 10c; lb., 
15c; per 100 pounds, 

Extra Early. This 

is, in reality, the same 
variety as the preced- 
ing, but the stock is not 
selected with as partic- 
ular care. Pkt., 10c. ; 
lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., 

McLean's Little 
Gem. This is one of 
the best dwarf wrinkled 
peas grown; of a deli- 
cious flavor; rich and sugary; very early; height, one 
foot. Pkt., 10c,; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $8.00. 

Daniel O'Konrhe. A popular early sort; hardy; 
and a good bearer, but not as early as the Extra Early; 
height, three feet. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., %9. 


Champion of England. A standard, wrinkled 
variety of delicious flavor; very popular; one of the best 
in cultivation. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $8.00. 

Large White Marrow Pat. A fine large pea; 
good flavor. Pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $8.00. 

Yorkshire Hero. A very fine large dwarf wrink- 
led variety, of good quality and productive. Pkt., 10c ; 
lb., 15c; per 100 lbs., $8.00. 

Tall Sugar. Edible pods, purple blossom; the pods 
when very young are used the same as snap short beans; 
eating qualities superb; of extraordinary yielding quali- 
ties. Those desiring an edible podded pea should not 
fail to procure this variety. Height, four feet. Pkt., 
10c; lb., 25c 

Cox's Earliest of All. 



Telephone. Immensely- 
productive, of the finest quality, 
and excellent sugary flavor; vines 
very strong, averaging eighteen to 
twenty pods per stalk; the pods 
are of large size and closely pack- 
ed with large, delicious peas. 
Second early, and also good for 
general crop; four feet. Perpkt., 
10c; lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $9.00. 

Bliss' Abundance- Pods 
three to three and a half inches 
long, red and well filled, contain- 
ing six to eight large wrinkled peas of excellent quality. It ripens about one week after the earliest kinds. Six to 
eight inches apart in the rows is the nearest that the plants should stand. Per pkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $10.00. 

Alaska. An extra early round pea, resembling Kentish Invicta. Pods are of a dark green color, well tilled, 
and ripen uniformly. The dark green color of the pods will make it a desirable shipping variety-. Height, two feet. 


Perpkt., 10c; lb., 15c; 100 lbs. ,"$10.00. 


Sow early in hot-bed, or in open air ground about the 
middle of Spring. Transplant when three inches high to 
one foot apart, in drills twenty inches apart, and earth 
up a little in hoeing, which can be continued until the 
plants ai - e in full blossom. 

Large Bell or Bull 

Nose- An early variety 
of mild flavor, fruit large, 
slightly tapering, and gen- 
erally terminating in four 
obtuse, cone-like points. It 
is a favorite sort, both for 
pickling and for use in 
crude state. Pkt., 10c; oz., 
30c; >i lb., 75c; lb., $2.50. 

Ruby King. Every 
one who grows Peppers, 
should try Ruby King; they 
often attain a very large 
size. Ordinarily they grow 
four and a half to six inches 
long by three and a half to 
four inches thick. When 
ripe they are of a beautiful 
bright ruby-red color, and 

Large Bell or Bull Nose. 

are always remarkably mild and pleasant to the taste. 
Pkt., 10c; cz., 35c. 

Long Cayenne- 
Long, red, hot and pun- 
gent ; dwarf growth. 
Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; 34 
lb., 75c; lb., $2.£0. 

Cherry Red. An 
exceedingly ornamental 
variety ;red, round, very 
hot, and a great bearer. 
Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c 
lb., 75c; lb., $2.50 

Long Cayenne. 

Long Ited Pointed. Bril- 
liant, long, scarlet conical pods; 
very piquant, and are much used 
for seasoning. Pkt., 10c; oz., 
30c; 34 lb., 75c; lb., $2.50. 

Squash, or To in a 4 o- 
Shaped. Fruit compressed and 
more or less ribbed; skin smooth and glossy when ripe; 

Long Ked Pointed. 

color red, flesh thick, mild and pleasant to taste. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 30c; % lb., 75c; lb., $2.50. 

Sweet Mountain. Similar to Large Bell in 
shape and color, but much larger and milder in flavor; 
used for stuffed pickles. Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; 34 lt>., 
75c; lb., $2.50. 


Pumpkins are usually raised in connection with corn, 
but will do much better when grown in rich, light soil by 
themselves. Plant in hills ten feet apart each way. A 
pound of seed will plant from two to three hundred hills. 

Large Field. A large, yellow variety, and best for 
field culture. Very productive, and much used for cook- 
ing. This kind is best for feeding stock. Pkt., 5c; 34 
lb., 15c; lb., 35c. 

Connecticut Field. A large, yellow variety, hard 
shell; an excellent variety for field culture. Pkt., 5c. ; 
oz.. 10c; % lb., 15c; lb., 40c. 

Mammoth. Grows to a very large size. Sometimes 
weighing two hundred pounds. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; % 
lb., 80c; lb., $2.50. 

Cushaw (Crooked Neck). Similar in many re- 
spects to the Winter Crooked Neck Squash; flesh yellow, 
fine grained and sweet. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; 34 lb., 35c; 
lb., $1.00. 

Large Tours. Grows to enormous size, has weigh- 
ed as high as 200 pounds; frequently weighs 100 to 150 
pounds. Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; % lb., 75c; lb-., $2.50. 


New French Breakfast. Very superior vari- 
ety, oval, tipped with white; very tender. Pkt., 5c; 
oz., 10c; y± lb., 25c; lb., 70c. 

Rose, Olive-shaped- Oval, ten- 
der and excellent. Flesh, rose-colored, 
•Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c. 

Scarlet, or Red Turnip. 

Round, flesh white and tender. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 10c; 34 
lb., 20c; lb., 60c. 

White, Olive 
shaped- Simi- 
lar to the rose, 
except in color. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; 
X lb., 25c; lb., 

nod. Wbl*«i Tiir- 

nip- Similar to 
Red, except in color; very tender. 
% lb., 25c; lb., 75c 

Chinese Hose Winter. An excellent winter 
radish; medium size; fine. Pkt., 5 cents; oz., 10 cents; 
lb., $1.00. 

Scarlet, or Red 

Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; 



White Strasburgb. 

White Strasburgh. 

A very desirable summer va- 
riety and highly prized by 
market gardeners, all claim- 
ing it to be the quickest 
growing of all radishes; both 
skin and flesh are pure white, 
firm and brittle, and of excel- 
lent quality. It grows to a 
large size and holds its table 
qualities well. Pkt., 5c; oz , 
10c; % ib , 25c; lb., 75c. 

Mammoth Chinese 
Radish. (True.) A giant 
white radish, often attaining 
the weight of three pounds. 
Grown by the Chinese, the 
seed of which is imported 
from China. The manyinqui- 
i lies from Eastern visitors for 
, seed of this enormous radish 
induces us to place it upon 
| the market. In order to have 
it pure and true, we have im- 
ported the seed direct from 
China. It is pure white, mild 
Mammoth Chinese Radish, flavor, tender and crisp. It 
should not be confounded with the variety offered in East- 
ern catalogues under the name of California Mammoth 
White wiuter. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; % lb , 75c; lb., $3. 

I m pro veil Char- 
tier Radish. The 

Chartier Badish is of a 
very attractive appear- 
ance, being scarlet at top, 
shading to pink in the 
middle to pure white at 
tip. It resembles Long 
Scarlet in shape, but will 
grow to about twice the 
size. It continues grow- 
ing for a long time with- 
out getting pithy or 
growing to seed. Very 
valuable for market gar- 
deners as well as for pri- 
vate growers. Per pkt., 
5c; oz., 15c; lb., $1.00. 

Early Long Scar- 
let or Salmon- Sim- 
ilar to Scarlet Short Top, 
but more of a Salmon 
color. Pkt., 5c;oz., 10c, 
% lb., 20c, lb., 60c. 

Russian White 

Improved Charter Radish. Winter. A fine white 

radish, similar to Chinese 
Bose, except in color. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; lb., 

Black Spanish 
Winter- A popular 
winter variety. Pkt., 5c; 
oz., 10c; lb., 70c. 


Long Scarlet. 
Long Scarlet. A popular, 
long, scarlet variety, six or seven 
inches in length. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c. 


Victoria. A large variety. 
About the best for general use. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c. d- 

Li incus. Large, fine flavored, 
variety. Pkt., 5c. ; oz., 20c. 

SALSIFY, or Vegetable Oyster. 

This is a vegetable which, when properly prepared, 
resembles very much in taste and flavor the oyster, from 
which it takes its name; In growth it is much like the 
parsnip, having a long, white, tapering root, with a grassy 
top. Sow in Spring in drills twelve inches apart, and 
thin out to six inches in the drills. The roots may be 
allowed to stand out all Winter. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % 

lb., 50; lb., $1.50. 



Essex Hybrid or Hard Shell Turban This 
new and very excellent Squash is a cross between a Hubbard 
and the American Turban, having the color, shape and 
superior qualities of the Turban, with the dryness and hard 
shell of the Hubbard. It is one of the most productive 
Squashes; also very early and of quick growth. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 15c; % lb , 40c; lb., $1.00. 

An excellent 
good as the 
5c; oz., 10c; 


Squash, almost as 
sweet potato. Pkt., 
lb, 75c 

American Turban 
Squash. "Thisis decidedly the best 
of all Squashes; as good for Sum- 
mer (also Eall and early Winter) 
as the Hubbard is for Winter. 
Flesh orange-yellow, thick, fine- 
grained, sugary; and particularly Hubhard. 
well flavored. This must not be 

confounded with the showy but worthless French Turban, 
or Turk's Cap. Pkt, 5c; oz, 15c; lb, 75c. 



Perfect Gem Squash. 

Perfect Gem 
Squash- It is a 

j^mpi strong grower and a 
'""SB l ar y e yielder — as 
s many as twenty- 
■ four Squashes hav- 
iug been produced 
on a single vine. 
The Squashes are 
HH' from four to six 
inches in diameter, 
of a creamy white, 
with thin, smooth 

shell, slightly ribbed. The flesh cooked, is dry, sweet and 
rich in flavor. It is a splendid keeper. We have kept 
them for a whole year in a cool, dry room. Pkt., 5c; 
oz , 15c; lb., $1.10. 

Early Bush Scollop. 
A good, early summer squash, 
taking but little room, and 
bearing abundantly. Plant in 
hills three feet apart. Pkt., 
5c; oz.. 10c; lb., 90c. 

Early Yellow Bush 
Scollop- Similar to the 

preceding, but of adeep orange 

color. Both varieties are often 
called "Patty Pan.' Pkt., 
5c; oz., 10c; lb., $1.00. 

Early Bush Scollop. 

But man. Skin bright green, intermixed with white; 
thick shell and thick meated. The flesh is of a lemon 
color, very smooth and fine grained, dry and sweet. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 10c; lb., $1.00. 

Boston Marrow. A 

popular Fall Squash; thin skin, 
bright orange: orange flesh, 
tender and rich. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
10c; lb., 60c. 

Summer Crookneck 

A small crooknecked Summer 
Squash, skin bright yellow, 
covered with warty excrescences 
Very early, productive, and of 
excellent flavor. Pkt., 5 cents; 
oz., 10 cents; lb., 85 cents. 

M a ■ b I elicad. A very 
good Winter Squash, resem- 
bling the Hubbard, sometimes 
quite as good, though more 
variable. Pkt., 5 cents; oz., 
10 cents; lb., 75 cents. 

Winter Crookneck. Of fair quality, very hardy 
and a good keeper. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; lb., $1.00. 

Golden Summer Crookneck. 

Vegetable Marrow. 


For description, see Novel- 

Mammoth Chili. 

Mammoth Chili. Size enormous, often weighing two hundred and sometimes three hundred pounds. Very 
profitable for stock-feeding, especially where root crops are not grown extensively. Eemarkablv productive. Pkt., 
5c; oz , 15c; lb., $1.00. 



T New Thick-leaved Round- Produces large, 
thick, dark-green leaves, somewhat crumpled, and pos- 
sesses the valuable quality of standing a long time be- 
fore running to seed. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; lb., 40c 

IS or fork Savoy-leaved. The leaves are numer- 
ous, succulant, curled, and wrinkled like a Savoy Cab- 

bage. It produces nearly twice the weight of crop as thu 
ordinary sorts and is also the hardiest of all the varieties 
of Spinach. Pkt., 5c; oz.. 10c; lb., 40c. 

Bloomsdale Savoy-leaved. A large, curled, 
thick-leaved variety ; the market gardeners favorite. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 10c; lb., 40c 



Large Hound Viroflay. A variety with large, 
thick leaves, very superior to the ordinary round. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 10c; lb., 40c 

Prickly or Winter. 

5c; oz., 10c; lb., 40c 

Hardy for fall sowing. Pkt., 

Livingston's Perfection. 

Conqnerer. Of good size, uniform in shape; color 
deep red; flesh solid, of rich, mild flavor; it ripens well 
up to the stem, and is exempt from cracking. Pkt., 10c; 
oz., 25c; }<£ lb., 75c; lb., §2.00. 

Pe hi -shaped. 

% lb., 75c. 

Bright red. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; 


Acme. This Tomato is one of the earliest and 
.andsomest varieties. The fruit is of a medium size, 
perfectly smooth and regular in shape, very solid and a 
bearer. Color quite distinct, being a dark red 
purplish tint. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; % lb., 75c; lb., 

Flie Trophy. This is one of the best Tomatoes in 
tivation. It is unsurpassed in size, in flavor, in pro- 
ctiveness. Our Seed is carefully grown for us, and 
saved only from perfect specimens. Pkt., 5e.; 6z., 
% lb., 75c; lb., $2.00. 

Livingston's Beauty. Ripens as 
early as the Acme; of smooth form, free 
from rot, keeps and carries well. In color, 
a rich glossy crimson with a slight tinge 
of purple. Valuable for market from its 
solidity, toughness of skin, and from the 
fact that it will ripen up well when picked 
green. Pkt., 10c; oz., 30c; % lb., 75c; 
lb., $2.00. 

Essex Early Hybrid- Very early, 
solid, rich flavored, large in size, grows 
perfectly smooth, and is very productive. 
Color is of bright pink, and ripens all over 
alike. Very productive, and a vigorous 
grower; fruits evenly on the vines. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 75c; % lb., 85c; lb., $2.00. 

Livingston's Perfection. This 
variety is shaped like the Acme, somewhat 
larger, the same flavor, fully as early, per- 
fectly smooth, solid, almost round, blood 
red in color, with more flesh and fewer 
Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; % lb., 75c; lb., $2.50. 
General Grant. A very superior variety; 
fruit large, of good quality, and ripens rapidly 
and thoroughly. Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; % lb., 65c ; 
lb., $2.00. 

Extra Early lied. One of Ihe earliest; 
very prolific, fair size and of excellent quality, 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 25c; % lb., 65c; lb., $2.00. 

Large Smooth Round lied. The old, 
standard sort; large, smooth, solid, and very pro- 
ductive. An excellent market variety. Pkt., 5c; 
oz., 25c; % lb., 75c; lb., $2.00. 

arge Red California, or Fejee. — 
Fruit large, light red, or pinkish color; very solid 
and well flavored; a good late sort. Pkt., 5c. ; 
oz., 25c; % lb., 75c; lb., $2.00. 

31 ay flower. This new variety is one of the 
earliest of the large kinds in cultivation, at least 
one-third larger than the Early Acme; of a bright 
red color; ripens evenly and presents a beautiful appear- 
ance; shape globular, slightly flattened, perfectly smooth; 
flesh solid. Pkt., 15c; oz., *5c; % lb., 75c; lb., $2.00. 

Canada Victor. An early variety, originating in 
Canada; fruit solid, and of rich flavor. Pkt., 10c; oz., 
25c; % lb., 75c; lb., $2.00. 


Our turnip seeds are all choice American grown, and 
prices include postage paid. If ordered by express or 
freight, deduct eight cents per pound. 

Early White Flat Dutch. 

Medium size and early. Of excel- 
lent quality while young and ten- 
der. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 
20c; lb., 50c. 

Early WhiteStone. Some- 
what resembles the White Dutch; 
but more round, stronger foliage, 
and finer texture. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
Early White Flat Dutch. 10c; % lb., 25c; lb., 75c. 


Purple Top Strap Leaf. An excellent early 
variety; large size, and purple color above ground. Flesh, 
fine grained and exceedingly rich. This is the best vari- 
ety cultivated. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 20c ; lb.. 50c. 

White Norfolk. A large English variety, some- 
what irregular in form, the upper portion of the root 
sometimes growing four or five inches above the ground. 
Flesh white and cross-grained, but sweet. Pkt., 5c. ; oz., 
10c; % lb., 25c; lb., 70c. 

White Egg. A valuable new variety, of very rapid 
growth; egg-shaped, with thin, white skin. Very solid, 
Arm, fine-grained flesh, of sweet, mild flavor. It grows 
to a good size, and is excellent either as an early or late 
variety; keeps well. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 20c; 
lb., 60c 




Robertson's Golden, Ball or Orange Jell v. 

A rapid grower, of excellent flavor, globe-shaped, bright 
yellow color, good keeper, and a superior table variety, 
or for stock. Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c. 

Purple Top VVhite Globe. A variety of decided 
merit. Of globular shape, very handsome, and of super- 
ior quality, either for the table or stock. It is a heavy 
producer, early, of rapid growth, and an excellent keeper. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c 

Yellow Aberdeen, or Scotch. Hardy, pro- 
ductive, and a good keeper; globe-shaped, yellow, flesh 
firm; good for table use or feeding stock. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
10c; % lb., 25c; lb., 75c 

Large Vellow Globe. Handsome, globular shape; 
color pale yellow, with greenish top. One of the best 
fora general crop, either for table use, or for stock; keeps 

hard and brittle until late in the spring. 
10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c. 

Pkt., 5c; oz. 

Purple Top 
Milan Turnip — 

This is emphatically the 
earliest of the whole 
turnip family. It re- 
sembles every way the 
common Early Eed 
Top, with the exception 
that the purple is of a 
darker and richer color. 
Purple Top Milan Turnip. It is beyond all com- 
parison the variety for early market, and every one of 
our customers will endorse it as a decided acquisition. 
Pkt., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 20c; lb., 60c. 


The Euta Baga succeeds 
best in deep, rich, mellow 
soil, which should be deeply 
plowed and well pulverized 
before sowing the seed, which 
should be in hills, or rows, 
eighteen inches apart. A 
rand of seed is sufficient 
| for an acre. 

Sltirving's Purple 
Top. A fine variety, bulb 
ovoid, surface smooth, with 
but few fibrous roots; flesh 
yellow, of solid texture, 
sweet and well flavored. 
Under a high state of culti- 
vation upward of nine hun- 
dred bushels have been raised 
from an acre. Pkt., 5c; oz., 
10 cents; % lb., 20 cents; lb., 50 cents. 

Sweet German. Large.white, sweet, excellent; a 
first rate keeper Fkt., 5c ; oz.. lilc.; % lb., 25c; lb., 75c. 
_ Lour White, or Cow Horn- Matures very 
quickly; roots shaped like a carrot, about half of which 
are formed above ground; flesh, white; fine-grained and 
sweet, and of excellent quality for table use. Pkt., 5c; 
oz., 10c: }i lb., 20c; lb.. 50c. 

Gov's Improved Yellow Rnta Baga. This 
magnificent Swedish is the result of judicious selections; 
it is the hardest, most productive and most nutritions 
variety. It is a large, purple-top, yellow variety; shape 
slightly oblong, with single tap root, free from coarseness 

Skirving's Purple Top 

of neck, and for uniformity of crop and keeping qualities 
is superior to all other Swedes. It produces a very heavy 
weight per acre, and keeps sound aud good until late in 
the spring; flesh alwavs sweet and rich iu flavor. Pkt., 
5c; oz., 10c; ^ lb., 35c; lb., 90. 

Cox's Improved Yellow Ruin Baga. 

Very early 
use.' Tkt!, 

L.aing'* Strap-leafed Improved. 

and handsome; yellow flesh; fine for table 
5c; oz., 10c; lb., 50c. 

Carter's Imperial Hardy Swede. An En- 
glish variety, highly recommended as producing extraor- 
dinary crops. Pkt*., 5c; oz., 10c; % lb., 20c ; lb., 50c. 












TARRAGON— 20 cts. 

Saee. Pkt., 5c; oz., 15c; % lb , 50c; lb., $1.50. 

Thyme. True broad-leaved English. %oz., 30c; oz., 50c; % lb., $1.25.; lb., $4.50. 



Sterling. The newest and brightest of the yellow 
type; and being the earliest to ripen, is surest in localities 
liable to early frosts. Oz., 25c. 

Primus. Leaves large, fibers fine, and texture silky. 
Yields big crops of extra line quality. Suited for manu- 
facturing of cigars. Oz., 25c. 

>^f^ Per Pack e t, IP Cents. T?^>~ 

Sweet Oronoko. Used for first-class plug fillers, 
and makes, when sun-cured, the best Natural Chewing 
Leaf. Makes an Eastern filler unsurpassed. Oz., 25c. 

Flanagan. Used for making sweet fillers and ma- 
hogany wrappers. It is a variety of the Old Sweet Oro- 
noko, with broader leaves and finer texture. Oz., 25c. 



Big Oronokn. Has a large, broad, finely-shaped leaf, and for 
strips and dark wrappers has no equal. Oz., 25c. 

Blue Pryor. The genuine James River favorite. Rich shipper, 
superior to the Kentucky Blue Pryor. Oz., 25c. 

Connecticut Seed Leaf. The largest, finest and best of this 
indispensable kind. Oz., 25c. 

Pennsylvania Seed Leaf. Gessner and other superior kinds. 
The best grown in the famous Lancaster County district. Oz., 25c. 

General Grant. One of the finest, earliest, and most popular 
kinds of cigars. Oz., 25c. 

Havana. Grown from imported seed — Vuelto de Abajo — direct' 
Better than imported seed for American planters. Oz., 50c. 

Big Havana- A heavy cropper, of fine texture, delightful flavor, 
and the earliest cigar variety to mature and ripen. The best American- 
ized Havana. Oz., 50c. 

Hester- A new variety; has no superior for the yellow type, and 
makes fine cigar stock. It has size, shape, texture and color, and ripens 
early. Oz., 25c. 

Yellow Oronoko. A reliable old yellow variety, grown for more 
than fifty years, and improved with reference to the production of yellow 
stock. Oz., 25c. 

Yellow Pryor- Preferred by many for brights, and succeeds 
where other yellow sorts fail. The West is giving it preference. 
Oz., 25c. 

Tobacco Plant 

New Crop Grass and Clover Seeds, 

IF ORDERED BY MAIL, 10 cents per Pound must be added for Postage. 
25 lbs. sold at lOO-lb. rates 

We claim that we sell the highest grades of Grass and Clover Seeds that are offered in this country. The 

difference in price between cboice, clean seed, and second or third quality, is from one to two cents per pound We 
do not intend to compete with samples offered by commission merchants, many of whom have no knowledge of the 
Seeds they sell, whether good, bad or indifferent. Should the Seed prove poor or mixed, the loss to the planter is ten 
times more than the entire cost of the Seed. Every intelligent farmer knows that the best Seed that can be obtained 
is the cheapest in the long run. Customers of course understand that the prices of Grass and Clover Seeds are 
subject to change. Be sure and obtain our samples and prices before you buy elsewhere. Special rates on 
large quantities. 

Alfalfa, or Lucerne- (Medicago saliva) . Alfalfa, 
a perennial plant, is a species of Lucerne, sometimes 
called Chili Clover, and is cue of the most nutritious 
Clovers known, and has excited the liveliest interest 
among the California stock-growers, from its immense 
yield and perfect fattening qualities. But to be grown 
successfully, it must have a fine loamy soil, deep and al- 
luvial in its nature, and have bountiful supplies of 
moisture. It grows continuously. There is no cessation 
of growth during any part of the year, though somewhat 
retarded by cold weather. 20 to 25 pounds of seed to the 
acre. Lb., 20c ; 100 lbs., price on application. 

English Perennial Rye 
Grass. Is held in high esteem for 
pasturage, soiling and the formation 
I of lawns. In habit, somewhat like 
Orchard Grass; and it is possible 
1 that united on the same meadow it 
would be profitable. It ripens early 
and should be cut when in blossom, 
making a large return of very nutri- 
tious hay, of which stock is very fond. 
Is naturally adapted to a variety of 
soils, but succeeds best on moderately 
moist land. In a choice mixture for 
permanent pasture, it would form a 
valuable adjunct. Sow fifty pounds 
to'the acre. Lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $8.00 
Italian Kye Grass. Is one 
of the most valuable grasses in 
Europe; in England, recommended 
Perennial Rye.Grass. as the best to cut green for soiling, 

and excellent for grazing. One great merit is its rapidity 
of growth, which makes it even valuable for one season. 
It affords repeated large and nutritive crops. When sown 
with other grasses, but a small quantity of seed should 
be used, for if too thick it is liable to choke the others 
out. It grows best in rich, moist meadows. Sow forty 
to fifty pounds to the acre Lb., 15c; 
100 lbs., $8.00. 

Timothy {Phleum pratense). 
This is decidedly the best grass for 
hay, making a large return on j 
strong, rich clay, of medium state of l 
moisture; though somewhat coarse 
and hard, especially if allowed to 
ripen its seed, yet, if cut in the blos- 
som or directly after, it is relished 
by all kinds of stock, and especially 
so by horses, while it possesses a 
large percentage of nutritive matter 
in comparison with other agricul- 
tural grasses. It grows very rapidly 
and yields very large crops on favor- 
able soils. It can never be used ef-^ 
fectually as a pasture grass. It will \ 
take from twelve to fifteen pounds ' 
per acre. Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $6.00. nmuiuy. 

Bed Top (Agrostis vulgaris). A valuable grass for 
moist soils. It is a good permanent grass, standing our 
climate as good as any others, and consequently well 
suited to our pastures, in which it should be fed close; 
for if allowed to grow up to seed, the cattle refuse it. 
On moist, rich soil, it will grow two feet, and on poor, 



gravelly soil, about half that height. Thirty pounds are 
sown per acre. Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $7.00. 

Australian Kye Grass (Lolium perenne). Very 
nutritious, aud valuable for permanent pastures. Fifty 
to seventy five pounds of seed per acre, when sown alone. 
Lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $.800. 

-Egyptian, or Pearl IVI illet (PenicUlaria spicata). 
The Rural New Yorker publishes its experience with 
Pearl Millet on its trial grounds. From a single seed 
fifty-two stalks were produced, weighing forty-two and a 
half pounds. The highest stalk was ten feet one inch, 
and the circumference of the plant was thirteen feet nine 
inches three feet from the ground. Several plants were 
cut August 1st, and the subsequent growth was nine 
pounds per plant, making over fifty pounds of green fod- 
der from a single seed. When the plant first comes up 
the stems are prostrate, but assume an upright position 
when two feet long. Stock eat it with great avidity. It 
can be cut three or four times, sprouting readily and 
growing rapidly after each cutting. It is probably fully 
equal to sweet corn for fodder, and will yield five times 
the quantity on the same ground. We hope all our farm- 
ers will give it a trial. It should be sown in drills.drop- 
ping about two or three seeds two feet apart, as plenty 
of room is required for its growth. Four pounds of seed 
are sufficient for an acre. Lb., 35c 

Hungarian Glass {Panimm Germanicum). A 
valuable forage plant. Succeeds well on dry, light soil; 
withstands the drouth remarkably, remaining green when 
every other vegetation is parched up; and if its develop- 
ment is arrested by dry weather, the least rain will restore 
it to vigor. Sow broadcast at the rate of twenty to thirty 
pounds to the acre, and cultivate the same as Millet. 
Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $6.00. 

OreJard brass. 

Kentucky Blue Grass. 

Orchard Grass (Glactylis glomorata) . This is one 
of the most valuable and widely known of all pasture 
grasses, coming early in the spring and remaining later 
in autumn than any other; it grows about two and a 
half feet high, producing an immense quantity of leaves 
and foliage. It is well adapted for sowing under trees or 
orchards, and very valuable for grazing or for hay. It 
requires from thirty to forty pounds to sow an acre. 
Lb., 20c; 100 lbs., $13.00. 

Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa pratensis). This 
grass yields, at a very early period of the season, herbage 
of the most nutritious properties; thrives in moderately 
dry soils; extensively grown in many parts of the coun- 
try, but used principally for grass plats and lawns. Sow 
for lawns, seventy to ninety pounds per acre. Lb., 30c,; 
100 lbs., $20.00. 

Millet, German [Pahicum Germanicum udsj\). An 
improved variety, yielding a larger crop of seed than the 
Common Millet. It is also taller than the Common, and 
yields a heavier crop of hay. The grains or seeds are 
larger, and of a deeper orange yellow. It will grow on 
any good agricultural land, and yields heavily when arti- 
ficial water, if required, can be applied at the proper 
time. It yields from forty to sixty bushels of seed per 

of seed to the acre, 
them tco deep. Lb.. 

acre, which is excellent feed for stock or poultry. For a 
crop of seed, sow from twelve to fifteen pounds per acre, 
and for hay, 25 to 30 pounds. Lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $6.00. 

Mesqnite {Holcus lanacus). Valuable on the cleared 
redwood and pine lands of California and Oregon, giving 
large crops of hay aud good pasture, but not considered 
as nutritious as some other grasses. Thirty-five pounds 
to the acre. Lb., 12c; 100 lbs , $6.50. 

!*weet-sceuted Vernal Grass. This is one of 
the earliest spring grasses, as well as one of the latest in 
autumn, and is also the only grass which is fragrant. It 
is principally sown in connection with other grasses, in 
mixtures, for pastures, lawns, etc. Lb., 85c. 

Arabian Evergreen MiHttt {Sorghum halapense) 
"Johnson Grass," also sometimes called Green Vtiiley 
Grass, and Panicum speclabilis. It is claimed that it is 
the most valuable forage plant known, taking into con- 
sideration its adaptability to .ill kinds of soil and climate, 
and its resistance to drouth. It will thrive for months 
without moisture, which makes it specially adapted to 
the dry plains of mesas of California, or wherever there 
is but little rainfall. The best time to sow the seed is 
late in the fall and during the winter— any time Defore hot 
weather. Prepare the ground the same as for timothy 
or any other grass. Sow broadcast ten to fifteen pounds 
The seeds are small; don't cover 
25c. by mail; 100 lbs., $15.00. 

lied Clover. This invalu- 
able plant may justly be placed at 
the head of the list; by its .judi- 
cious use, lands, which have been 
exhausted by too severe a course 
of cropping, maybe brought, back 
to their pristine fertility, and 
fresher and inexhausted fields pre- 
- served in undiminished vigor. It 
succeeds on any soil of moderate 
fertility if sufficiently dry; may 
be sown in Autumn or Winter at 
the South or in the North upon 
the snow, immediately previous to 
its disappearance, by which the 
seed is distributed with regularity, 
and carried down into the crev- 
ices of the soil. From fifteen to 
twenty pounds of good seed is 
required for an acre, more being 
necessary on old or stiff soils than 
on new and lighter ones. Lb., 20c; 100 lbs., §16.00. 

White Dutch Clover. An excellent pasturage 
grass, forming, in conjunction with the Kentucky Blue 
Grass, the finest and most nutritious food for sheep and 
cows. Its flowers are also a favorite resort for the honey- 
bee. It succeeds on all rich clayey lands if not too wet. 
Sow ten pounds per acre. Lb., 40c; 100 lbs., $30.00. 

Alsike, or Swedish Clover [Trifolium Hybrida). 
The most hardy of Clovers. It resists the severest cold 
or extremes, or drouth and wet, yields large crops of 
superior hay, and may be cut several times iu a season on 
rich soils. It is well suited to sowing on lauds liable to 
wash, as its long, fibrous roots spread over a wide area, 
aud so interlace and hold the soil as to resist the heaviest 
rains. Can be planted on any soil; stalk fine and palat- 
able. Its blossom-heads are round somewhat resembling 
white clover in shape; flesh-colored; very sweet and 
fragrant, being much liked by bees. It seeds freely and 
is easily threshed. The seeds are fine, and require only 
about four pounds per acre. Sow in Spring or Fall. 
Lb., 25c; 100 lbs., $20.00. 

Espersette, or Sainfoin ( H< dysarumoiuforj/chis}. 
This is a leguminous plant, with many stems from two 
to three feet long, straggling, tapering, smooth; leaves 
in pairs of pointed, oblong leaflets, slightly hairy on the 
under side; flower stalks higher than the leaves, ending 
in a spike of crimson or vnregated flowers, succeeded by 
flat hard pods, toothed on the edges and prickly on the 
sides: roots perennial and hard and woody; flowers in 
July. It will take twenty to thirty pounds to sow one 
acre. Lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $11.00. 

Ked Clo\ er. 



Burr Clover (Medicago maculala). An excellent 
fodder plant for the South, not being affected by drouth 
or Southern winters. The stems soon spread over a large 
area. Stop grazing in April, when it will shoot up and 
spread rapidly, producing a large crop of seeds, then die 
down to come up again in August or September. The 
same ground may be cultivated to another crop in Sum- 
mer by leaving the space of one foot unbroken between 
the rows. The seeds are contained in small, burr-like 
pods, hence its name. Being difficult to thresh, the seed 
is sold in the burr — a bushel weighing about twenty-five 
pounds. A bushel of the burrs should be sown per acre 
in Fall. Lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $8.00. 

Alfilaiia. This is an exceedingly valuable and 
nutritious forage plant, reputed to impart an excellent 
flavor to milk and butter, It is found growing more ex- 
tensively in the interior mountainous districts of Cali- 
fornia, Oregon and Mexico. It has been very much in- 
quired for of late by many of our largest cattle men. 
Cattle on the Coast Ranges thrive where there is no other 
forage than that which they can get by grazing where 
this plant grows. The seed is very difficult to gather; 
we have obtained a limited supply of the seed which we 
offer. Per pkt., 25c; per lb., $1.00. 

Japan Clover (Lespedeza Striata). This is a most 
valuable Clover for grazing purposes, and in rich ground 

makes most excellent hay. While known for many years, 
not until the past three years has the seed been upon 
the market for sale. For milch cows it is peculiarly 
desirable, making a large flow of milk. 

This must be sown in Spring, and at the rate of ten 
pounds per acre. The seed is usually ready for market- 
early in December. Lb., 50c. 

It ei mud a Grass. It thrives in the arid, barren 
drift sands of the sea-shore, covering them by its long, 
creeping stems, whose deeply penetrating roots impart 
firmness to a soil which else would remain devoid of 
vegetation. It is esteemed one of the most valuable of 
our grasses, either in the pasture or cured as hay. 

Eight to ten pounds of seed to the acre, which must 
be sown during the hot weather. Lb., $1.50. 

Ariimlo Arenaria {Sea sand grass) . Eeed grass. 
A coarse growing grass valuable as a natural sand-builder, 
preventing the sand from drifting. This grass has been 
the means of reclaiming many acres. It was introduced 
here in San Francisco by Mr. Adolph Sutro and the 
Golden Gate Park Commissioners. Our loose, sandy 
beaches are the most suitable for its growth. It can be 
grown from seed or roots. The Spring is the usual time 
of planting, though it can be sown m the Fall or Winter. 
We have a shipment of seed to arrive about 1st of Feb- 
ruary. Price, per lb., 50c. 


Several years of experience has enabled us to select the fiuest imported and native grasses, valuable for lawns and 
eroquet grounds, that will best stand the long dry season of California; this improved mixture forms a heavy sward 
that keeps green in our driest Summers. Lb., 35c; 100 lbs., §30.00. 

Prepare the ground by thoroughly digging and pulverizing; add some good fertilizer so as to give the young grass 
a good start. After sowing make the soil firm and keep moist until the seed germinates. It must be remembered, 
that much of the tine appearance of lawns depends upon the regularity of mowing; if let too long before cutting, the 
grass becomes coarse and patchy, and its smoothness is destroyed. 

Miscellaneous Agricultural Seeds 

By Mail, 10 cents per Pound must be added. Kg — 

Kaffir Corn. 

Kaffir Corn. A new and valuable forage plant, 
cultivated for forage and grain. From four to five feet 
high, making a straight, upright growth. It has a stalky 

stem, with numerous wide leaves. The stalks keep 
clean, and are brittle and juicy, not hardening like other 
virieties of sorghum, making excellent fodder, either 
green or dried, which is highly relished by cattle, horses 
and mules. The seed heads form at the top of each 
stalk, and as soon as these show the grain well, the joints 
next below the top send up shoots which yield the second 
seed heads. If grain, chiefly is desired, these heads may 
all be allowed to mature on the stalk, and then the whole 
stalk may be cured into fodder; for it is not, even then 
so hard but that it will be easily cut up and well eaten by 
cows and mules. But if the crop is wanted mainly for 
fodder, it is recommended to cut down the whole stalk 
when the first seed heads come into bloom, at which stage 
it cures admirably and makes most excellent forage. The 
second growth springing at once from the roots, will still 
mature a full crop of grain and a second full crop of for- 
age before the middle of October. Sow in rows three feet 
apart, three to five pounds of seed to the acre. Lb., 15c; 
100 lbs., $S.00. 

White Milo Maize or Brandling Dhoura. 

Of South American origin, already well advertised and 
distributed. Valuable as a forage plant and for its grain, 
having great capacity to stand a drouth. It can be cut and 
fed at any stage, or cured when heading out, for fodder. 
It bears grain in erect, full heads, and is almost equal to 
corn for feeding all sorts of stock; also makes excellent 
meal. It requires all Summer to mature seed. Plant in 
April, three to five seeds in a hill, eighteen inches apart, 
four to five rows, and thin to two plants and cultivate as 
corn. It shoots out greatly, and makes a great amount of 
forage. Three to five pounds per acre. Can be cut for 
green feed several times a season. One acre yielded forty- 
bushels of seed for us this season. Lb., 15c; 100 lbs.. 



Sugar Cane— Early Amber. This is by far 
the best variety for sugar, as it matures quickly and has 
been cultivated as far north as St. Paul, Minnesota. The 
seed is valuable also as food for horses and cattle, and is 
greedily eaten by poultry, increasing the egg production. 
For ensilage or fodder it possesses important advantages. 
Per "lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $6.00. 

Jute. An annual plant. In Bengal the fibers of this 
plant are used for making the coarse sacks iu which cof- 
fee and sugar are packed. A coarse kind of wearing 
apparel is also made of it. It is cultivated quite exten- 
sively in the East Indies, China and Japan, and is now 
extensively sown in our Southern States. It thrives in 
any good corn ground. Sow in drills about eight inches 
apart, four pounds to the acre. Requires no cultivation, as 
it will outstrip in growth any and all weeds. May also be 
sown broadcast 6 or 7 lbs. to the acre. Lb., 75c; oz., 15c 

Jerusalem Corn. This corn belongs to the non- 
ssacharine sorghums, and was brought here from the arid 
plains of Palestine by a missionary, who gave two grains 
of it to a farmer in Finney County, Kansas. These two 
grains made five heads the first year, next season he got 
five bushels, and next season he planted eight acres and 
gathered 21)0 bushels. It is pronounced the best and 
surest grain crop for dry countries and seasons, even 
better than Kaffir Corn, Dhoura and Milo Maize. It 
grows about three feet high, makes one large head on 
main stalk, and several smaller heads on side shoots, have 
seen as high as eight heads on one stalk. The grains are 
pure white and nearly flat. Three pounds will plant an 
acre. Per lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $10.00. 

The experimental farm at Garden City, raised a crop 
of it this season, and makes the following report: 

From HENRY CLAY BROOKS, Superintendent of the) 
United States Experimental Grass and Forage Station. \ 

Garden Citv, Kansas, October 27th,"1890. 

This to certify, that, I raised a fair crop of "Jerusalem Corn" 
on the un irrigator! part of the United States Experimental Farm 
the past. season, which was the dryest season in the past fifteen 
years at this point. The record showing ten inches less rainfall 
this year than the average of the past fifteen years. 

I had ninety acres in crop with the different varieties of forage 
plants, and the Jerusalem Corn was the only kind that did any 
good. I consider it good for both man and beast. I have ex- 
perimented with it in fattening a hog, and the hog is iu as finea 
condition as I ever saw one. I have also used it in my family in 
the form of hominy, and it certainly makes the best hominy 
that I ever ate. H. C. BROOKS, in charge. 

_ Spring Vetches, or Tares ( Vvsa saliva}. A spe- 
cies of the pea. grown extensively in England, and to a 
considerable extent in Canada, for stock, but not much 
used in the States. Culture same as field peas; eighty \ f 
pounds to the acre. Lb., 15c; 100 lbs., $9.00. 

Flax (Linum usitatissimum) . Sow late enough in the 
Spring to avoid frost, and early enough to secure the 
early rains. A fair average quantity of seed to be sown jj . 
on an acre is one-half bushel, when cultivated for seed; 
if for the fiber, a larger quantity should be sown. Cut 
before quite ripe, and, if the weather be dry, let it lie in 
a swath a few hours, when it should be raked, bound 
and secured from the weather; thresh early iu the Fall } ; 
and in dry weather. Lb , 10c; 100 lbs., market price. 

Poppy Opium. Its seed furnishes about 35 per 
cent, of an agreeable, sweet oil, good for eatiup, painting | ; 
and illuminating. May be sown in Spring, either broad- 
cast or in drills, covering with but little earth. It is also 1 
cultivated for opium. Oz., 20c. 

Mammoth Russian Sunflower. Highly 
recommended for poultry; the best egg-producing food 
known. It can be grown cheaper than corn, yielding 
over oue hundred bushels to the acre. The leaves make 
splendid fodder, much relished by all kinds of stock. 
Pkt., 5c; lb., 20c. 

Kice — Wild (Zizania aquatica). The wild rice of the ' 
North and West is a valuable forage plant for swamps 
and overflowed laud, also highly esteemed for sowing 
along water courses to attract fowl. Excellent, either 
green or cured. Our seed stock gathered by the Indians, 
on Eice Lake, Canada, the past season, is of the finest 
grade, one that we can recommend to sportsmen's clubs 
for wild duck feeding. Lb., 30c. 

Dirbctiods for Sowixg. — "Put the rice in coarse linen 
or cotton bags, and sink them in water for twenty-four 
hours. Sow in water which is from six inches to five 
feet deep, in soft mud bottom, and in places where there 
are but few weeds. It is useless sowing this seed except 
on a mud bottom, or on low marshy places, which are 
covered with water the year around. In running water, 
sow as much out of the current as possible." 


Teosinte [Reanaluxurians), This gigantic grammrea 
of Central America, somewhat resembles Indian Corn. 
It produces a great number of shoots, growing twelve I 
feet high, very thickly covered with leaves, yielding an 
abundance of forage. In the North, a single seed will 
make from twelve to fifteen stalks. It surpasses either 



corn or sorghum as a soiling or fodder plant. Planted 
three feet apart, it will coyer the ground by Autumn 
with only ordinary culture. Pkt., 10c; oz., 25c; lb., 

Broom Corn, Improved Evergreen. Grows 
about seven feet high, brush of good length, and of green 
appearance when ripe. Lb., 10c. 

Ramie Silver China Grass— ( Urtica nivea). 
This is the variety now so extensively cultivated in the 
South for its fiber. The seed should be germinated by 
sowing it on cotton floating in a tub of lukewarm water, 
and transferriug it to a bed well screened from the hot 
sun. When the plants are four inches high, transplant 
to a held in rows four feet apart each way; and when 
plants are three feet high, turn them over and peg to the 
ground, after which cover them with earth, and they will 
start from every joint and in every direction, completely 
covering the field in a short time. Oz., $1.00; lb., $10. 

Peanut- The Peanut thrives and produces best on 
a light, sandy, tolerably fertile soil, with a good clay sub- 
soil. It possesses a long tap-root, which extends deep 
into the earth, drawing thence the uutriment which is 
beyond the reach of many of our cultivated crops. The 
soil should be deep and mellow and well broken up, so as 
to be ready for planting soon after frosts are over. April 
is a suitable time. They may be plauted in the pod, or 
shelled, two in a hill; it is best to drop about four in a 
hill on the level ground, the rows being laid off three and 
a half feet wide, and the hills two feet asunder; cover 
them two or three inches. When they come up, thin 

them two in a hill, and if there be any vacancy, trans- 
plant. It is better to plant them level than on ridges, as 
they are less liable to suffer from drouth. The only after 
culture they require is to keep the ground clean and mel- 
low, and a slight hilling up when they are laid by. They 
will produce from 25 to 75 bushels per acre, according to 
soil and culture, and are as easily cultivated as corn. 
Lb., 15c; 100 lbs., market price. 

White Egyptian Corn. Lb., 10 cents; 100 lbs., 
market price. 

Brown Egyptian Corn. Lb., 10 cts.; 100 lbs., 
market price. 

White Mustard. Lb., 15 cents; 100 lbs., market 

Hop Seed. Oz., $1.00. 

Lentils, Best Imported. Succeed best in dry, 
sandy soil. A leguminous annual, the seeds of which 
are valuable for pigeons, and also largely used for soups. 
Lb., 20c; 100 lbs., $9.00. 


Canary- Lb., 10c. Millet. Lb., 10c. 

Hemp. Lb., 10c. iYlaw. Lb., 25c. 

Rape. Lb., 10c Mixed Canary. Lb., 10c 


Tennessee Upland. Twenty-five pounds to the 
I acre; 25 cents per pound. 

Seed Potatoes— Northern Grown. 



The price of all varieties is Twenty-five Cents per Pound; Five Pounds for One Dollar, 
by mail, carefully packed and sent Post-paid to any address. 

Enrly Ro*e. This variety is so well-known that it needs no description, having been in cultivation for the 
last ten or twelve years. Our stock is true, and not the mixture generally to be found in the market. 25 lbs., 3c. 
per lb.; 100 lbs., $2.50. 

Peerless. Of medium size, uniform shape, skin white, with russety tinge; flesh fine grain, snow white when 
cooked, and of remarkable mealiness, and pure delicate flavor. 25 lbs., 3c. per lb.; 100 lbs., $2.50. 

Burbank's Seedling. 

Bnrbank's Seedling. White skinned, few eyes, fine grained flesh; very productive; ripening between the 
early and late varieties. 25 lbs., 3c. per lb.; 100 lbs., $2.50. 

Peachblow. A medium, or second early variety; flesh pure white, floury, and of good flavor. An abundant 
producer, keeping qualities perfect. 25 lbs., 3c. per lb.; 100 lbs., $2.50. 

St. Patricli. Closely resembling Burbank's Seedling; smooth, white skin; eyes few and near the surface. 
Medium early; «trong, vigorous grower, and very productive. 25 lbs., 3c. per lb.; 100 lbs., $2.50. 

Humboldt, Red, Large. A very early and productne variety. Tubers are solid, uniform and handsome; 
fine grain and dry, cooking well, even when first dug. Strongly recommended. 25 lbs., 3c. per lb.; 100 lbs., $2.50. 



Tree and Shrub Seeds. 


The growing of Forest Trees from Seed is, in the case of some varieties, a very simple and easy process, requiring but little care 
•r skill on the part of the grower. 

Other varieties require special treatment and greater care and attention to insure success; while some are very difficult to grow, 
and with such planters are not very likely to succeed until after having made repeated failures. 

One important fact in connection with this subject must always be kept in view, and that is, it takes time for these 
Seeds to germinate, in some cases only a few days, in others," several weeks; while quite frequently they will lie dormant the 
whole season before commencing to grow. It often happens that Seeds of given variety, all taken from the tree at the same time, 
sown together and subjected to the same treatment, will show great irregularity in time of germinating, some coming up in a few 
days, others not until the next season, and still others not until the season following. 

Conifers and Kvergreen Tree Seeds should be kept in perfectly dry sand until the time of sowing; if this cannot he 
done readily, place them in a cool, dry spot, where mice will not eat them. Chestnuts and Walnuts should be planted in 
the Fall, or kept during the Winter in sand or moss; they shrivel up by too long exposure to the air, and many of them lose their 
power of vegetating entirely. Apple. I'ear, <{uinee Seed. Cherry l*its. Veaeli Pits, also those with hard shell, like 
the liOcnst. Magnolias, etc., should be placed in boxes with sand and exposed to frost before planting, otherwise they may not 
vegetate until a secoud year after planting; but if these Seeds arrive too late in the Spring to expose them to the action of the frost, 
they may be put into a vessel of hot water for an hour or so before planting. We aiso recommend for Peach Pits and Mnzzard 
Cherry Pits, to break the shell and plant the kernel only. The Seeds of other I>eei<luous Trees and Shrubs, with few ex- 
ceptions, can be planted from the end of March to the middle of May with great success. 

The soil should be deep, mellow and rich ; if not so, make it so by deep spading and thoroughly pulverizingthe ground. If not 
rich, apply a good liberal dressing of any old, well decomposed manure; mix thoroughly with the soil and rake down all smooth 
and level, and your seed bed is ready. Now draw a Hue across one side of the plat, and wfth the hoe make a shallow trench from a 
half to one inch deep, according to the size of the seed to be sown: make the trench about six inches wide, scatter the seeds over 
the bottom, but not too thickly, and then draw the soil back and cover the seeds to the depth of about the thickness of the seeds as 
evenly as possible, then press the beds gently with the back of the spade to make firm the earth around the seeds. 

Great care must be taken not to give too much water, as the young plants imbibe moisture very easily. Water with a fine hose, 
but neveivso that the ground becomes soggy. Some shade must be used to protect the young plants from the hot, drying sun and 
winds, and also to keep the birds from destroying them. 

The trenches or drills are to be two feet apart, so that the hoe or garden cultivator can be employed in cultivation. Keep the soil 
loose between the rows, and keep them well clear of weeds. Seeds of the rarer sorts may be sown in cold frames or iu boxes; if in 
sold frames, the sashes should be shaded and the frame raised at the corner three or four inches to allow the air to circulate freely. 

California Tree and Shrub Seeds. 


Abies Dotislnsii (Douglas spruce) . Avery large 
and important timber tree, 200 to 800 feet high; of pyra- 
midal shape. Found throughout the Rocky Mountains, 
from Oregon to Mexico. Very hardy. Oz., 50c; lb., $5. 

A bies Merteiisiana ( Tsuga 31., Hemlock Spruce), 
A very large tree, 150 to 200 feet high, with rather thick 
red-brown bark. Very hardy, ranging from California 
far into Alaska. Oz., 60c; lb., $.6 50. 

Abies (Ylenziesii (Picea silchensis. Peculiar to 
the Northern coast, mostly in wet, sandy soil near the 
mouth of streams; probably the tallest spruce known; an 
excellent timber tree; pyramidal in form. Very hardy. 
Oz., 60c; lb., $6.00. 

Ciipressiis Goveniana (Goven's Cypress). 
Thirty to forty feet high; very ornamental; found in the 
coast ranges of Monterey. Oz., 40c; lb., $4.00. 

Ciipressiis Macrocarpa (Monterey Cypress). 
A tree forty to sixty feet high, with rough bark, spread- 
ing, horizontal branches, with rich, green foliage; very 
ornamental for lawns or parks; also used extensively for 
hedges. Oz., 15c; lb., $1.25. 

Ciipressiis McMabiana (McNab's Cypress). A 
small tree, six to ten feet high, found about Mt. Shasta, 
at 5,000 feet altitude. The leaves are small and of a 
deep green. Oz., 40c; lb., $3 00. 

Ciipressiis Lawsouiana (Lawson's Cypress). 
A handsome tree, found in moist grounds in the Shasta 
mountains, and in the coast range of Oregon. The 
wood is white, fragrant, fine and close-grained, free from 
knots, easily worked, and very durable; also known as 
Oregon Cedar, White Cedar and Ginger Pine. Oz., 40c; 
lb., $4.50. 

Ciipressiis Gliadalupensis (Blue Cypress). A 
new fast-growing variety with beautiful bluish foliage; 
very ornamental for lawns, parks or cemeteries. Oz., 
35c; lb., $3.50. 

Libocedrns Deem reus (Thuya Craigiana). 
Found in the coast ranges, from Oregon to San Diego; 
grows from 100 to 150 feet high; fine hardy timber tree; 
known as the White Cedar of California. Oz., 40c; lb., 

fVladroiie. A beautiful native tree of California; 
the foliage is a deep green and leathery; it attains a con- 
siderable size; flowers white. Pkt., 25c. 

Picea Amabilis (Silver Fir). Tall symmetrical, 
valuable timber tree. Oz., 40c; lb., §4.00. 

Picea grandis (Western Balsam Fir). Grows 200 
to 300 feet high, four to six feet in diameter; grows 
rapidly in rich, moist soils; valuable timber tree. Oz., 
40c; l*b., $4.50. 

Picea nobilis (California Bed Fir). A magnifi- 
cent tree, with thick, brown bark, making fine timber; 
forms large forests about the base of Mt. Shasta; timber 
said to be better than that of other firs. Oz., 50c; lb., 

Picea magnifica. 200 to 250 feet high. The 
Bed Fir of ihe Sierras, found at an altitude of 7,000 feet. 
Very hardy. Oz., 60c. ; lb., $6.00. 

Picea concolor (Abies lasiocarpa). A very orna- 
mental tree, 100 to 200 feet high; very common through- 
out the Sierras, ranging into Oregon; also found in 
Arizona, Utah and Colorado. Oz., 50c; lb., $6.00. 

Picea bracteafa. Leafy Bracted Silver Fir. 
Oz., $1.00; lb., $11.00. 

Piuns ISeiitliaiuiana. A magnificent tree; 
grows from 200 to 300 feet high; fine timber, Very 
hardy. Oz., 50c. ; lb., $5.00. 

Pill lis Coillfeii (Great Coned Pine). Found in 
the Coast Banges from Mt. Diablo to the southern part 
of this State. Oz., 35c; lb., $3.50. 

Pimis Contorta. A low tree, five to fifteen feet 
high, found on the wet, sandy coast of the Pacific, from 
Mendocino to Alaska. Very hardy. Oz., 60c; lb., $6.00. 

Pi mis Freniontiana [Pinus monophylia) a 
small tree, twenty to twenty-five feet high; frequent in 
the Coast Banges through Nevada, Arizona, and Utah! 
well-known as Uie Nut Piuo. Oz., 30c; lb., $3.00. 

Pilllis lllSiglliS (Monterey Pine). A very orna- 
mental tree for parks or lawns; grows from bixty to 
seventy feet high; of rapid growth, and has beautiful 
green foliage. Oz., 25c; lb., $2.50. 

Pilllis Jeffrey i. A magnificent tree, from 100 to 
200 feet high; usually found on our mountains at an ele- 
vation of 5,000 feet, ranging from California to Oregon! 
Very hardy. Oz , 35c; lb., $3.50. 

Pilllis Lanibertiana (Sugar Pine). A hardy 
tree, of gigantic dimensions, from 250 to 300 feet high, 
and from fifteen to twenty feet thick, with light brown, 



smooth bark; found on both slopes of the Sierras. The 
wood is like that of the White Pine. Oz., 30c; lb., $2.50. 

Pinus Monticola. From sixty to eighty feet 
high, and about three feet in diameter at the base. 
Found at an altitude from 7,000 to 10,000 feet, known 
as the white pine of the Trinity Mountains, California, 
ranging as far north as the State of Washington. Oz , 
50c; lb., $5,00. 

Pill lis in ii lit a ta. Attains a height of from 
twenty-five to fifty feet. A rather slender tree. Found 
near the coast, where it is exposed to the sea winds and 
fogs. Oz., 60c; lb., $7.00. 

Pinus Parryana. A small tree twenty to thirty 
feet high, found in the vicinity of San Diego, at an alti- 
tude of 2,000 feet. Oz., 50c; lb., $5.00. 

Pi n ik I'onderosa (Yellow Pine). One of the 
largest pines known; 200 to 300 feet high and twelve to 
fifteen feet in diameter, with very thick red-brown bark. 
Found in the Coast Range, on the highest points. Very 
hardy. Oz., 40c; lb., $3.50. 

Pimi9 Sabiniana (Nut Pine.) Abundant over 
the dry and hot hills of the Coast Range, in the Sacra- 
mento Valley, and on the foot-hills of the Sierra Moun- 
tains. Hardy. Oz., 30c; lb., $2.50. 

Pin us Torreyana. A small tree, generally crook- 
ed, twenty to thirty feet high; found on the southern 
coast in the vicinity of San Diego. Seeds large and edi- 
ble. Oz., 30c; lb., $3.50. 

Piuiis Tuberculata (California Scrub Pine). A 
small crooked tree, often found full of cones when only 
two or three feet high. Oz., 50c; lb., $5.00. 

Sequoia sigantea ( Wellingtonia gigantea). The 
mammoth tree of California. This is the largest tree 
known to exist on the American continent. The bark 
is from one to two feet thick. One of the largest trees 
(the so-called Grizzly Giant of the Mariposa Grove) is 
ninety-three feet in circumference at the ground. Oz., 

Sequoia sera pervi reus. Usually known as the 
Redwood. The most valuable timber of the California 
forests. From 200 to 250 feet high, and from eight to 
twelve feet in diameter. The wood is of a rich, brownish 
red; light, but strong and durable, making excellent 
timber. Hardy. Oz., 50c; lb., $4.00. 

Thuja gigantea (Giant Arbor Vitfe). A tall, 
graceful tree, 200 to 250 feet high, three to twelve feet 
thick; pyramidal in form, with spreading and somewhat 
drooping branches; frequent in the Coast Ranges of 
Oregon. The wood is soft, fine-grained, and of light 
color. Oz., $1.00; lb., $10.00. 

Torreya Ca I i f or n ica (California Nutmeg). 
Found in the Coast Range and Sierra Nevada mountain 
districts, but not abundant. Grows to the height of 
sixty feet; the wood is light-colored, close-grained, and 
small branches, being reddish. Oz., 25c; lb., $2.00. 

Artostapliylos glauca. Gieat berried Manza- 
I nita. Oz , 50c.;" lb., $2.00. 

Neguudo Californicum. Usually a small tree, 
sometimes reaching a height of seventy feet. Oz., 25c; 
lb., $1.50. 

Acer ciiciiia tniii (Vine Maple). A shrub or 
tree from Northern California and Oregon. Hardy . 
Oz., 30c; lb., $3.50. 

Acer (> la brum (Maple). Usually a shrub, but 
sometimes a small tree, thirty to forty feet high. Oz., 
25c; lb., $2.00. 

Acer Macroiiliylliim (Maple). A tree fifty to 
ninety feet high, from the Coast Ranges in California. 
The wood is white, hard, and takes a fine polish. Oz. , 
25c; lb., $1.50. 

Coriius INnralli (Dogwood). A showy tree or 
large shrub, flowering in May, the flowers followed by 
large clusters of double berries, and much resembling 
the Eastern C. Florida, and apparently even more worthy 
of cultivation. Wood close-grained and very hard. Oz., 
30c; lb., $2.50. 

Azalea Occidentalis. Charming California 
Azalea, the great ornament of the wooded districts. 
Flowers two and a half to three inches long, white, 
shades, pink variegated by a pale-yellow band. Pkt.,25c 

No | in a Parryii. A hardy ornamental plant, 
trunk three to six feet high, leaves narrow, three to four 
| feet long; producing a stont flouring stem with numer- 
ous white flowers. Pkt., 50c; oz., $2.00. 

Garrya elliptiea. A beautiful California ever- 
green shrub, flowering in winter and early spring, pre- 
senting a very ornamental appearance. Hardy. Pkt., 
25c; oz., $1.00. 

Arbutus Menziesii. Oz., 40.; lb., $4.00. 

Australian Tree and Shrub Seeds. 


Eucalyptus globulus (Blue Gum). A very rapid 
growing tree, making valuable timber; height 200 feet. 
Oz., 50c; lb., $4.50. 

K. Ko-trata (Red Gum). A rapid-growing tree, 100 
to 150 feet high; stands heat and considerable cold with- 
out injury. Oz., 50c; $5.00. 

E. aniygdalina (Messmate or Almond-leaved 
Stringybark). A first-class timber for flooring-boards, 
joists and other house carpentry. It is like Stringy- 
bark. 150 to 200 feet. Cz., $1.00. 

K. bicolor (Black-box). A highly-valued timber 
tree; it is equal to the best Ironbark for all the purposes 
for which that wood is used, and is more easily wrought. 
It is sometimes called "Ironbark." 100 to 150 feet. 
Oz., $1.00. 

E. citriodora (Lemon-scented Gum). A useful 
timber. The strong lemon scent which is omitted when 
the leaves' are gently rubbed is equally powerful and 
agreeable with that of the lemon-scented Verbena. Oz., 

E. coryrabosa (Bloodwood). A very large tree; 
timber first-class for posts, piles and such like. It is 
extremely durable in the ground; it is not a favorite tim- 
ben on account of its many gum-veins; not a good fuel. 
150 to 200 feet. Oz., $1.00. 

E. liaemostoina ( White Gum). Yields gum resin 
largely; it is not remarkable for its timber, but is a good 
domestic fuel. Height 50 to 100 feet. Oz., $1.00. 

E. Iiemipholia (Common Box). A hard but use- 
ful timber; strong, tough and durable, but will not last 
as posts or piles sunk in the ground. It is also a first- 
class fuel, both for domestic use and for steam or other 
inustriai purposes. 100 to 150 feet. Oz., $1.00. 

E. longifolia (Wollybut). An average-sfzed tree. 
Fair timber for fencing and building purposes; it is a 
good fuel for domestic use; very durable; 100 to 120 feet. 
Oz., $1.00. 

E. leucoxylon (Crimson-flowered Eucalyptus). 
This is a very ornamental species of Eucalyptus, having 
large and very beautiful flowers, and as the tree flowers 
when quite young, it is very desirable as an addition to 
the shrubbery or flower border. Oz., $1.00. 

E. uiarginata (Jarrah of Western Australia). A 
very excellent timber; resists toredo. Oz., $1.00. 

E. Obliqua (Stringybark). The best wood forfloor- 
ing-board and rafters. It is of very quick growth; infe- 
rior fuel, but produces the best charcoal; 120 ft. Oz., $1. 

E. obtusi folia (Yellow Blackbutt). Timber like 
the preceding, but softer and more easily worked, and of 
a yellow tint. It is a remarkably quick grower. 150 feet. 
Oz., $1.00. 

E. paniculata (Common Ironbark). For most 
purposes it is equal to the last species; is less interlocked 
and is more easily split into shingles or palings; it is as 
lasting and as good fuel as other Ironbarks; the wood is 
not so dark in color. 150 feet. Oz., 75c 



E.sideropholia (Dark or Broad-leaved Ironbark). i 
The most valuable wood for piles, girders, railway sleep- j 
ers, aud for every purpose in which strength and dura- 
bility are required. 150 feet. Oz,$1.00. 

E. paniculata var., mycrophylla (Small- 
leaved Ironbark). The wood of this species is used for 
fencing and many purposes, the same as the other Iron- 
barks; but the wood being of a nature much more easy 
to work, to which the hardness of other sorts offers an 
obstacle; first-class fuel. 120 feet. Oz., $1.00. 

E. pilularis. The Blackbutt Tree of South 
Queensland. Of rapid growth, and timber of much value 
for railway sleepers, telegraph poles, etc. A tree of this 
species has been measured, with a girth of 45 feet and a 
height of 300 feet. Oz., $1.00. 

E. robusta (Swamp Mahogany). A good lasting 
timber for house carpentry and many kinds of tannery. 
It is not durable in the ground; it is not remarkable as 
a burning-wood. Its specific gravity is great. 150 feet. 
Oz., $1.00. 

E. Corynocalyx (Sugar Gum). Considerable 
attention has been called to this variety by the California 
State Board of Forestry as being well suited for planting 
along the coast and dry regions; the sweet foliage attract- 
ing cattle and sheep, which browse on the lower branches. 
Oz., $2.00. 

E. Vimiualis. Kecommended as hardy and suit- 
able for exposed situations in Southern California. In 
poor soil it grows to a moderate height, about lift}' feet; 
in rich soil it attains gigantic dimensions. The wood is 
desirable for ordinary building purposes. Per oz., 75c. 

E. reainifera. The Red Mahogony Eucalyptus of 
South Queensland and New South Wales. A superior 
timber tree of large size, according to Rev. Dr. Woolls; 
the wood being much prized for its strength and dura- 
bility. It has proved one of the best adapted for a trop- 
ical clime, although not so rapid of growth as some other 
species. Oz., $1.00. 

E. tereticornis (Gray Gum or Red Gum). A very 
strong, durable hardwood, almost equal to Ironbark for 
some purposes; lasts in the ground; inferior fuel. 150 
feet. Oz., 75c. 

E. ficifolia. A beautiful variety of the Eucalyptus, 
very ornamental for lawn or avenue planting. Has 
beautiful crimson flowers. Sold in packets only, at 50 
cents per packet of 25 seeds. 

E. Giiuni (Swamp Qurn). Known also in Tasmania 
as the Cider Tree; this variety grows to a good size, and 
in one of the hardiest; it is the species which survived 
severe frosts at Kew Botanical Gardens, London, Eng- 
land, and is well adapted for growing in districts in 
California where frost is apt to strike; grows well on 
elevated situation. Oz., $1.50. 

Acacia decurrens (The Black Wattle). Austra- 
lia. "In California Acacia decurrens has grown over 
fifty feet in eight years, and is useful as a wind-break, 
besides being very rich in tannin, and furnishing a gum, \ 
which exudes copiously wherever a branch is cut, equal : 
to gum arabic." Wood also valuable for fuel and for 
coopers' and turners' work. Oz., 50c; lb., $4.00. 

Acacia flora lunula. Ornamental variety, suit- 
able for lawns or parks, having an abundance of flowers. 
Oz., 50c; lb., $4.00. 

Acacia melanoxyloit. South-eastern Australia. 
Generally known as Black-Wood Tree. In irrigated 
glens of deep soil the tree will attain a height of eighty 
feet, with the stem several feet in diameter. The wood 
is most valuable for furniture, railroad cars and carri- 
ages, boat building (stem and stern posts, ribs, rudders), 
for tool bandies, crutches, some portions of the work of 
organ builders, casks, billiard tables, pianofortes (for 
sound-boards and actions), and numerous other pur- 
poses. The fine-grained wood is cut in veneers; it takes 
a fine polish, and is considered almost equal to walnut. 
Oz., 50c. ; lb., §4.00. 

Acacia (Molissima Florabunda). The finest of all 
the Acacia family; no tree is existence is more charming 
than this new Acacia with its graceful branches, droop- 
ing with thousands of great panicles of fragrant golden 
flowers, so thickly massed that the feathery leaves can 
hardly be seen. This variety blooms abundantly the 
third season from seed, and will endure about ten de- 
grees more freezing than the common Acacia molissima. 
Pacdets of 50 seeds, 50c; per oz., $0.00. 

Acacia lopliantlia (Albizzia lophantha). South- 
west Australia. "One of the most rapidly growing 
plants for copses and first temporary shelter in exposed 
localities. For the most desolate places, especially in 
desert tracts, it is of great importance, quickly affording 
shade, shelter and a copious vegetation. Cattle browse 
on the leaves." Oz., 30c; lb., $2.50. 

Acacia mollissiiia. Oz., 50c; lb., $4.00. 

Acacia pyeiiantha. Of rapid growth, attaining 
a height of 40 feet, and growing in almost any soil; also 
does well along the sea coast. The bark is used for tan- 
ning. Oz., 50c; lb., $4.00. 

liraceiia Australia (Broad-leaf). An exceeding- 
ly handsome and ornamental tree, with fine, broad foliage. 
Oz., |1.00; lb., $10.00. 

Grevillea robusta (Silk Oak of East Australia). 
Beautiful fern-like foliage; attains a height of 100 feet; 
withstands drouth; of rapid growth, and flowers when 
about twenty feet in height, then it is a sight worth see- 
ing, covered from top to bottom with blight orange 
scarlet flowers. Pkt., 25c; oz., 50c. 

Pittosporum Eugenoides. A valuable ever- 
green for lawns, parks or cemeteries; of graceful form 
and bright light green foliage, which, in contrast with 
the dark colored branches, makes a fine effect. It is 
suitable for tall garden hedges. From Southern Austra- 
lia. Oz., 50c. 

Pittosporum Tobira. A handsome evergreen 
shrub with shining dark green oblong leaves, borne in 
whorls. The bush is of a uniform globular shape, and 
almost completely covered in Summer with charming 
white flowers resembling orange blossoms, and fully 
equal in fragrance. 100 seeds, $1.00. 

Pittosporum Uiidiilatiim. A native of South- 
eastern Australia. Handsome evergreen, with highly 
fragrant flowers. Produces a wood well adapted to 
turners' purposes, and also as a substitute for boxwood. 
Oz., 50c. 

Pittosporum Crasssfolia. A noble shrub of 
upright aud rapid growth; with grayish-green heavy 
foliage and dark brown, nearly black, sweet-scented blos- 

Miscellaneous Tree Seeds. 

Abies Canadensis (Hemlock Spruce). A well- 
known Evergreen Tree of high northern latitudes. It is 
one of the most graceful of spruces, with a light and 
spreading spray, frequently branching almost to the 
ground. The wood is cross-grained, but is used in great 
quantities for rough work. The bark is very extensively 
employed in tanning. It is a beautiful tree for the lawn, 
aud makes a highly ornamental hedge. Oz., 35c; % lb., 
$1.25; lb., $4.00. 

Abies pectinata (European Silver Fir). A noble 
tree with spreading, horizontal branches and broad sil- 
very foliage; somewhat tender. Oz., 20c; lb., $1.50. 

Abies excelsa (Norway Spruce). Avery popular 
variety from Europe. It has been very extensively plant- 
ed in this country for ornamental purposes, and also for 
timber and wind breaks. It is easily transplanted or 
grown from seed, aud succeeds in a great variety of soils 
and climate. Oz., 15c; % lb., 40c; lb., $1.50. 

Abies Balsamea (Balsam Fir). A small evergreen 
tree of regular, symmetrical growth, assuming a conical 
form when very young. Of rapid growth, with rich green 
foliage which retains its color during the severest winters. 
Oz., 25c; )i lb., 75c; lb., $2.50. 



Acer dasycarpum (Maple, soft, or silver-leaved). 
One of the most beautiful of Maples. It is being exten- 
sively planted in forests on account of its extremely 
rapid growth. Its wood is quite soft and light. Oz., 
20c; % lb., 50c; lb;, $ 1.50. 

Acer neguiulo (Box Elder). Middle and South. 
Thrives on the Western plains; grows rapidly, attaining 
70 feet in height; excellent for planting along highways; 
endures drouth. Its sap yields sugar. Oz., 10c; % lb., 
25c; lb., 90c 

Acer platanoides (Norway Maple). A well- 
known ornamental tree. Native of Europe. A large, 
handsome tree, with broad, deep green, shining foliage. 
Its compact habit, stout, vigorous growth, render it one 
of the most desirable species of the street, park or garden. 
Oz., 25c; lb.. §1.50. 

Acer saccliarimim (Hard or Sugar Maple). The 
great sugar tree of America, and its yearly product of 
sugar and syrup amounts to over ten million of dollars 
in value. It succeeds well in all soils and locations, 
making a stout, vigorous, rapid growth of hard wood, 
most valuable for fuel aud highly prized for manufactur- 
ing purposes. Oz., 10c; % lb., 30c; lb., $1.00. 

Vila n thus glaudiilosus (Tree of Heaven"). 
Valuable for reclaiming coast lands. Wood extremely 
durable. It has been quite extensively planted in some 
of the Western States, and is noted for its extremely 
rapid growth. It grows to a large size, and the foliage 
has a rich tropical appearance. Oz., 25c; lb., $1.25. 

Arbutus u ii ido (Strawberry Bush). A hardy and 
elegant looking evergreen. The leaves oblong lanceo- 
late, and serrated at the edges, the bell-shaped flowers 
forming a depending panicle, and the ripe berries, both 
of which are in profusion together in the end of Autumn, 
render this shrub very oruamental at that season. It is 
a native of the South of Europe, aud is also found in a 
wild state near Killarney, in Ireland, where it probably 
has been brought originally from Spain or Italy. It, 
however, flourishes there in a calcareous soil, in greater 
luxuriance than is often to be met with in the woods of 
Italy. In both countries the fruit is eaten, and in Spain 
both a sugar and a syrupare extracted from it. Oz., 25c; 
lb., $2.50. 

Ampelopsis qtiinqtiefloria (Virginia Creeper, 
American Ivy). The native vine is one of the rnost orna- 
mental of the climbers, and is much cultivated for cover- 
ing walls and buildings. It is perfectly hardy, and gives 
a dense mass of brilliant green throughout the Summer, 
which in the Autumn changes to the richest shades of 
crimson and purple. Oz., 22c; lb.. $1.75. 

Berberis aquifolium ( Mahonia— Ash Berry). 
A shrub of medium size, with handsome deep green 
glossy foliage, bright yellow flowers and blue berries. 
Oz., §1.00; lb., $9.00. 

Riixu* aeinpervirens (Evergreen box). A small 
evergreen shrub, desirable for edgings to borders, used 
in ornamental gardening. Oz., 25c; lb., $2.00. 

Betilla peiidula (Weeping Birch). Beyond ques- 
tion one of the most popular of all weeping or pendulous 
trees. Its tall, slender, yet vigorous growth, graceful 
drooping branches, silvery white bark, presents a combi- 
nation of attractive characteristics rarely met with in a 
single tree. Oz., 25c; lb., $2.50. 

Bel ilia alba (White Birch). A graceful tree of 
moderate size, with silvery bark and slender branches. 
Quite erect when ,voung, but after four or five years, 
growth assumes an elegant drooping habit, rendering the 
tree very effective in landscape. Oz., 15c; lb., $1.00. 

Catalpa Kaeiupferi (Japan Catalpa). Intro- 
duced from Japan by Siebold. A species with deep-green 
glossy foliage. Flowers resemble those of the common, 
but cluster more dense. Oz., 50c; lb., §6.00. 

Catalpa speciosa. A variety which is said to 
have originated at the west. It is represented to be finer 
and hardier than the common, hence better adapted to 
forest and ornamental planting. Oz., 15c; lb., $1.00, 

Cedrus deodora. A native of the Himalayas. 
One of the most elegant of all evergreen trees, of rapid 
growth; branches drooping, foliage light-bluish or glau- 
cous green. Oz., 60c; lb., $6.00. 

Cimiiiueliaiiiia ciueusis. A pleasing ever- 
green from China; thirty to forty feet in height, with 
long, bright, glossy, green foliage, and of regular out- 
line. Oz., $1 50; lb., $12.00. 

('a I yea ii til us florid us (Carolina Allspice). A 
native deciduous shrub remarkable for the scent of its 
flowers (which is commonly thought to resemble that of 
ripe fruit), as well as for their peculiar color; the bark 
is sometimes used in the adulteration of cinnamon; is 
perfectly hardy and will grow in almost any soil or situ- 
ation. Oz., 20c; lb., ?2.00. 

Fraxiiius excelsior (European Ash). A lofty 
tree of rapid growth, with spreading head and gray bark, 
pinnate leaves and black bud. Oz., 15c; lb., $1.00. 

Fraxiiius Americana (American Ash) A fine 
tree, of medium height, with broad, round head and soft, 
mellow, green foliage. Oz., 15c; lb., $1.00. 

Fraxiiius excelsior peiidula (Weeping Ash). 
The common, well-known sort; one of the finest lawn 
and arbor trees; covers a great space and grows rapidly. 
Oz., 15c; lb., $1.00. 

Ilex opaca (American Holly). A symmetrical tree, 
thirty to forty feet high, prickly-margined leaves, smooth, 
light-red berries; wood hard and white, take a fine pol- 
ish; used for inlaid cabinetwork. Oz., 25c; lb., $1.50. 

Ilex aquifolium (European Holly). A beautiful 
small tree, with prickly, dark-green foliage; grows mod- 
erately fast, and is covered during the winter months 
with bright-red berries. Oz., 25c; lb.. $1.50. 

Juuiperus Virginiana (Bed Cedar). A well- 
known American tree; varies much in habit and color of 
foliage, some being quite stiff, regular and conical, and 
others loose and irregular. It makes a fine ornamental 
hedge plant. Oz., 15c; lb., $1.00. 

Liriodeudrou tulipifera(Tulip Tree orWhite- 
wood). A magnificent native tree, with broad, glossy, 
fiddle-shaped leaves, and beautiful tulip-like flowers; 
allied to the Magnolias, and, like them, difficult to trans- 
plant, unless of small size. Oz., 20c; lb., $1.00. 

Larix Furopaea (European Larch). A native of 
the Alps of the south of Europe. An elegant, rapid-grow- 
ing, pyramidal tree; valuable for timber; small branches 
drooping. Oz., 20c; lb., $1.00. 

Lam est i mis. An evergreen shrub with bunches 
of white flowers; makes fine hedges. Oz., 20c; lb.; $1.50. 

Morns alba (White Mulberry. A native of China, 
principally cultivated for food for the silkworm. Oz.. 
25c; lb., $2.50. 

Mortis nigra (Black Mulberry). Cultivated for 
ornament and shade, also valuable for its fruit. Hardy; 
thrives well on this coast. Leaves used as food for silk- 
worms. Oz., 35c. ; lb., $3.50. 

Morii9 Tartarica (Russian Mulberry). In Europe 
this is valued for its fruit and timber; also used for hedges 
and the leaves for food for silkworms. Oz., 60c; lb., $6. 

Magnolia grand i flora. A magnificent evergreen 
with exquisitely fragrant flowers; thrives best in rich, 
light soil. The superior stateliness of form and splendor 
of growth, the size and richness of their foliage, and 
lavish yield of fragrant flowers, all tend to place it in 
the foremost rank among hardy ornamental trees and 
shrubs. Oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 

Melia Azedaracli (Chinese Umbrella Tree). A 
more shapely form of the old Indian species. One of 
our very best hardy deciduous shade trees; leaves very 
rich green, and hanging on later than the old China tree. 
Shade, dense; form of tree, an almost perfect umbrella. 
Oz., 25c; lb., $1.00. 

Myrtus Communis (Myrtle). Small shrubs with 
dark-green, fragrant leaves and white blossoms. Oz., 
30c; lb., $2.50. 

Pinus strobns (White or Weymouth Pine). The 
most ornamental of all our native pines; foliage, light, 
delicate or silvery-green. Flourishes in the poorest soils. 
Oz., 25c; lb., $2.50. 

Pinus Austriaca (Austrian or Black Pine). A 
native of the mountains of Styria. Tree remarkably 
robust, hardy and spreading; leaves loug, stiff and dark- 
green; growth rapid. Valuable for this country. Oz., 
10c; lb., $1.00. 



Pinus maritinia (Seaside Pine). A variety from 
Southern Europe, of extremely rapid growth, and -well 
suited to light soils in a southern climate, but not quite 
hardy enough for successful cultivation in the Northern 
States. Oz., 10c; lb., $1.00. 

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch Pine or Fir.) A native 
of the British islands. A fine, robust, rapid-growing 
tree, with stout, erect shoots and silvery-green foliage. 
Oz., 15c; lb., $1.00. 

Pan low nia imperialis. A magnificent, trop- 
cal-looking tree from Japan, of extremely rapid growth, 
and surpassing all others in the size of its leaves; large 
upright panicles of purple flowers in spring. Oz., 25c; 
lb., $2.50. 

Populus alba (White Poplar). A tree of wonder- 
fully rapid growth, and wide-spreading habit. Leaves 
large, lobed, glossy- green above, and white as snow 
beneath. Prefers n moist soil, but flourishes anywhere. 
Oz., 25c; lb., $3.00. 

J»alix alba (White Willow). Lofty trees with hand- 
some light-green foliage. Oz., 25c; lb., $2.50. 

Sali»buria atfianiifolia (Maiden Hair Tree). 
A remarkable tree from Japan, combining in its foliage 
characteristics of the conifer and deciduous tree. The 
tree is of medium size, rapid growth, with beautiful fern- 
like foliage. Pare and elegant. Oz., 25c; lb., $1.50. 

Sciiimis Molle (Pepper Tree). A well-known tree 
with handsome, fern-like, drooping foliage. Oz., 20c; 
lb., $1.00. 

Sophora Jap»nica. A very ornamental tree from 
Japan, with delicate, fern-like foliage. Handsome, and 
of a rapid growth; Oz., 25c; lb., $2.00. 

Sophora Japonica pendula (Japan Weeping 
Sophora). One of the most beautiful weeping trees; very 
regular and graceful weeping habit, made up of pictur- 
esque short curves and small foliage banging in beautiful 
tresses. Rare and choice. Oz., 25c; lb., $2.00. 

Scerculia Plantauifulia. A new tree from 
China, with tine, large foliage. Oz., 25c; lb., $2.00. 

Taxodium iti-iielnisn Southern Swamp or 
Bald Cypress {Simuner-green) . A grand, massave, col- 
umnar tree of great value, one hundred to three hundred 
feet high, ten to fifteen feet in diameter; wood, fine, com- 
pact texture, durable; yields essential oil and superior 
turpentine; like larch and giuko, the leaves fall off in 
autumn; superior for swampy lands, avenues, or lakes 
and river margins; of superior growth and very great 
age. Oz., 20c; lb., $1.50. 

Tiiia argfiitea (Silver Linden). A native of Hun- 
gary; a vigorous-growing tree; handsome shape; foliage 
smooth above and downy beneath, giving it a white ap- 
pearance. Very ornamental. Oz., 25c; lb., $1.50. 

J ilia Europaea (European Linden). A very fine 
pyramidal tree, of large size, with large leaves and fra- 
grant flowers. Ox., 25c; lb., $1.50. 

Thuja Occiilenralis (American Arbor Vita). A 
beautiful native tree, commonly known as White Cedar; 

especially valuable for screens and hedges. Oz., 25c. 
lb., $2.50. 

Thuja Orientalis (Chinese Arbor Vitas). From 
China and Japan. A small, elegant tree with erect 
branches, and dense, flat, light-green foliage; becomes 
brown in winter. Oz., 25c; % lb., 75c: lb.. $2.50. 

Thuja aurea (Golden Arbor Vita?). A variety of 
the Chinese; nearly spherical in outline, with bright-yel- 
low-tinged foliage. Beautiful. Oz., 50c; % lb.. $1*25; 
lb., $4.00. 

Thuja aurea seiuperaurea. A new variety of 
the Golden Arbor Vitas, of dwarf habit, but of a free 
growth. It retains its golden tint the year round. One 
of the best golden varieties. Oz., $1.25. 

Thuja coiupacta. An Arbor Vibe of dwarf com- 
pact habit and deep green foliage. Oz., 30c; lb., $3.00. 

Thuja Orieuta lis aurea variegata [elegantis- 
sima). Variegated Arbor Vita?. A beautiful tree of pyra- 
midal form, with foliage prettily tipped with deep yellow, 
which it retains throughout the year. Oz., $1.25. 

Taxus Hiberuica (Irish Yew). Peculiarly up- 
right in growth, like a bundle of closely packed branches; 
deep blackish green foliage; very beautiful and valuable. 
Oz., 30c; lb., $3.50. 

Ulinus Americana (American White Elm). A 
majestic tree from 75 to 100 feet higb, of strong and rapid 
growth, a desirable shade and ornamental tree. Oz., 30c; 
lb., $3.00. 

Virgilia lurea [Cladiastvs tinctoria—YeNow Wood). 
A fine tree, with compact, broadly rounded head; leaves 
like the Locust, of a ligbt pleasing green color, changing 
in Autumn to a warm yellow; flowers like pea blossoms, 
white and fragrant, covering the tree about the middle 
of Juna with long pendulous racemesof great beauty and 
grace. Its trunk is polished and elegant. Oz., §1.00. 

ITInius ('anipesriis (English Elm). An erect, 
lofty tree, of rapid, compact growth, with smaller and 
more regularly cut leaves than those of the American, 
and darker colored bark. The branches project from 
the trunk at right angles, giving the tree a noble appear- 
ance. Oz., 15c; lb., $1.25. 

Italian Cypress. A tall, tapering, conical tree, 
with straight branches lying close to the stem, much 
esteemed for single specimen and arches. Oz., 25c; lb., 

0?age Orange. A native tree of medium size and 
spreading habit. Leaves bright, shining green; broad 
and sharp pointed; fruit resembles an orange. Valuable 
and very extensively used for farm and garden hedges. 
Lb., 50c. 

Klack f^ocust. A native tree, of large size, rapid 
growth, ornamental, also valuable for timber. Has long 
bunches of yellow, fragrant flowers in June. Oz., 10c; 
lb., 50c 

Money I^ocust. A rapid growing, native tree with 
delicate foliage. Used for hedges. Oz., 10c; lb., 50c. 


Apple (Pyrus Mains). Apple, seeds do not produce the same 
varieties, but an inferior, though hardy stock. Upon the stock 
thus raised from seed, are grafted or budded the cuttings of such 
vurietics as are desired. The seed can be planted in good soil, 
any time during the winter in the South, or early in the spring 
in the North, m rows eighteen inches apart. During their growth 
they should be well cultivated and kept free (rom weeds. When 
one year's growth has beeu made, they can be taken up and re- 
set one foot apart in the rows and the rows three feet apart. 
Two year's growth is usually sufficient to make them large 
enough to graft, and remove to permanent place in the orchard. 
\4 lb., '20c; lb., 50e. 

Cn«"pry Mahaleb (Cerasus Mahalcb). Theremarks regard- 
ing apple seeds are applicable to cherries. This variety is con- 
sidered the best stock upon which to graft the choicer sorts. 
y % lb., 20c; lb.. (SOc. 

Chen y .UasBzurrt (Census Communis). The common or 
ordinary variety of cherry is useful alone for grafting purposes. 
The stock is hardy, and if properly grafted fine fruit can be re- 
lied on. The seed should be planted in rows of eighteen inches 
apart, and the alter culture should be the same as for apples. 
]4 lb., 20e.; lb., f.Oc. 

IVar (Pyrus Communis). Sow the seed thickly in drills IS 
inches apart. The soil should be rich— a deep moist loam is 

most suitable. The value of the stock depends largely on a rapid 
and vigorous growth, the first season. After making one year's 
growth, take them up in the autumn, sin Hen the tap root and 
reset Ihem in rows four feet apart iu the row. The next season 
they will be tit to bud or graft, provided thev have been well 
grown. Oz., 15c; H lb., 50c; lb., $1.50. 

Plum Slyranolan (Prunus Commwnis) The directions 
given for planting apples will also apply to plums, except the 
pits should be planted farther apart in the row. The varieties 
raised from seed will be inferior but hardy; vigorous stocks aro 
thus afforded upon which to graft the choicer sort*, lb., 50c 

Weeill ins Peach (Amygdalis Prrsicti). Peach stocks are 
raised by planting the stones two or three inches deep. If the 
stones are cracked they are more sure to grow. The after treat- 
ment is about the same as for apples, though budding can be 
commenced sooner than grafting in Apple stocks, i.b., 10c; 
100 lbs., $5.00. 

Apricot Pits (Armenia Vulgaris). Planted and cultivated 
same as Peach Pits. Lb., 10c; 100 lbs. , $5.00. 

Quiiirr (Cydonia Oommunis). Quinces generally produce 
the same variety from seed, but occasionally vary. The stock is 
much used for budding ami grafting the pear. The culture from 
seed is the same as for apples. Oz., 20c. ; 1 ., lb, 60c; lb., $2.00. 


It K HARKS OV TIIK CILTI VATIOX OF FLOWERS. The soil best adapted to most flowers is light, rich loam, 
containing euouali sand to make it porous. If there is some clay with it the colors will be brighter. Make the surface as smooth 
and flue as possible, sow seed in rows, covering each sort of seed in proportion to its size (a good general rule being to cover twice 
the diameter of the seed;, and press the soil firmly down over it. Do not plant any seeds when the qround is wet. Many varieties 
should be sown early in shallow boxes in the house, in soil consisting of equal parts of fine sand and rich mellow loam, well mixed 
together and sifted, to remove all gravel and lumps. Sow as before directed. Covering the box with glass helps to retain the mois- 
ture and keeps the temperature even. Be careful not to keep them too wet, and as soon as they are large enough to handle, trans- 
plant into boxes, from one to two inches apart, where they are to remain until time to transplant to permanent beds. 


A plant with very pretty foliage aud brilliant flowers. 
Adonis aestivalis. Scarlet; one foot. Pkt., 5c. 


Extremely pretty creei^ing plants, for rock-work or 
hanging baskets. 

Rosy lilac, one foot. Pkt., Sc. 


(Chinese Bellflower. Flowering Maple.) 
A beautiful shrub, flowers bell-shaped, and in the 
varieties are to be found crimson grounds streaked with 
yellow; yellow grounds, veined red; pure white and clear 
yellows. Fine mixed. Pkt., 25c. 


Splpndid plants for large clumps or masses. Flowers 
are tine for bouquets. Hardy annual. 

Ageratum IVIexicaiitim. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

Ageratum, Imperial Dwarf. Blue. Pkt., 10c. 

AgeratlllU Imperial. Dwarf white; large heads 
of white flowers. Pkt., 5c. 


(Crown of the Field.) 
Hardy, herbaceous plants; free-flowering and attract- 
ive. Flowers white and rose. Fine mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

ALOXSOA (Mask Flower). 

Flowering all Summer; makes one of the most desirable 
bedding plants that can be grown. Large flowered. 
Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


A. very pretty little plant for edging or roek-work; 
flowers are very tine for bouquets. Hardy annual. 

Alyssum, sweet. WhUe, fragrant. Pkt., 5c. 

Alyssum Saxatile (Gold Dust). Golden yellow 
blossoms. Ten inches high. Pkt., 10c. 

Adonis Verualis. 

Adonis Verualis. A beautiful yellow-flowered 
variety. Pkt., 10c. 


One of the best of the everlasting flowers for Winter 
bouquets. Annual. 

Aerocliuiiim, mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

Aci oclininm Alba. Pure white. Pkt., 5c. 


(Mountain Fringe, Alleghany Vine.) 
Climbing plant of graceful habit; pink flowers. 
Adluiuia cirrnosa. Fifteen feet. Pkt., 10c. 




Amarauthus . 

Ornamental foliage plants, of 
an extremely graceful charac- 
ter, always producing a fine 
effect. Annual, red flowers. 

Amaranthiis caiida- 

tus (Love Lies Bleeding). 
Pkt., 5c. 

A ma ran tli us cruan- 

tus (Prince's Feather). Pkt. 


(Joseph's Coat). Very fine. 

Aiuaraiitliiis salicifo- 
lills ( Fountain Plant). One 
of the finest sorts. Pkt., 10. 


("Japanese Ivy" or "Boston Ivy.") 

The young growth during summer is a dark purplish 
green, changing in fall to the brightest tints of scarlet, 
crimson and orange; it is our finest hardy climber for 
permanently covering stone and brick buildings, old 
trees, etc. It clings by rootlets thrown out along the 
stem and consequently needs no support. Pkt., 10c. 

IR^EJIOXE ( Prickly Poppy). 

Very showy plants, with large, poppy-like flowers. 
Hardy annuals. Two feet. 

Argemoue Grandiflora. White. Pkt., 5c. 

Ar^eiuoiie JVIexicana. ("Infernal, or Devil's 
Fig" of the Spaniard). Yellow. Pkt., 5c. 


( Dutchman's Pipe). 

A quick-growing climber, attaining a height of thirty 
feet, with large heart-shaped foliage, and whose specific 
name Sipho, was given on account of the singular forma- 
tion of its flowers, which are curved like a siphon; flow- 
ers are brownish yellow. Hardy perennial. 

Aristolocliia sipho. Pkt., 10c. 

ARNiiKIA (Thrift, Sea Pink). 

A very hardy plant; very largely used for edging; plant 
compact and beautiful. Hardy perennial. Grows six 
inches high. 

Armeria maritima. Rosy pink. Pkt. 10c. 


This splendid class of plants is one of the most popular 
and finest of our garden favorites; combines richness and 
variety of color, and beauty of fcrin. Indispensable in 
every garden. 

Aster, Iteid's German Quilled. Flowers 
double; the petals have the appearance of quills or tubes; 
height from iy s to 2 feet; finest mixed colors. Pkt., 10c. 

Aster, Cocardeau, or Crown. Avery hand- 
some variety, producing large flowers, the centers being 
pure white, edged with many bright colors. About two 
feet high. Mixed colors. Pkt., 10c. 

Aster. Kose-Flowered. The flowers are large 
and double, the outer petals finely recurved and i he 
inner ones incurved like a rose. 2% feet in height; choice 
mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Aster, TrnflTant's Paeony-Flowered Per- 
fection. Large, fine flowers, with long beautifully 
incurved petals, resembling those of the paeony. One 
of the finest asters cultivated; mixed colors. Pkt. 10c. 

Aster, Dwarf Pyramidal Bouquet. So 
profuse in bloom that the foliage is completely hidden 
with flowers; mixed colors. Pkt., 10c. 

Aster, tall ( In ysanthemiim-flowen d. A 
splendid variety; flowers very large, and produced when 
other varieties are out of bloom; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Aster, Victoria. Very large, of perfectly double 
form, imbricated and globular, of pyramidal habit, vari- 
ous colored flowers: twenty inches; mixed. Pkt., 15. 

Aster, V* asliington. Splendid, extra large flow- 
ering, and very double; two feet; mixed. Pkt. 15c. 

ASPERULA (Wood Hull . 

A profuse blooming hardy plant; fine for bouquets. 
Growing less than afoot in height; flowers are light blue 
or lavender, and sweet scented. 

Asperula aznrea setosa. Pkt., 5c. 

ANTIRRHINUM (Snapdragon.) 

A favorite plant of easy culture, unsurpassed for sum- 
mer and fall flowering. Seeds saved from the finest 
mottled varieties. Red and white flowers. Perennials. 

Antirrhinum. Tall; mixed. Pkt. 5c. 

" Dwarf; mixed. Pkt. 5c. 

" Pictliratllin. A new and 

distinct variety, striped and blotched; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

AQUILEGIA (Columbine.) 

A class of very ornamental plants; flowers are curious 
in form, with beautiful and varied colors. 

Aquilesia Chrysantha. Beautiful yellow flow- 
ers. Pkt., 10c. 

Aquilesia. Fine mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


A dwarf growing plant, bearing umbels of fragrant 
flowers of many rich and beautiful colors. A great 
favorite in England, where flower shows are held of this 
plant alone. 

Kxrra Choice Mixed. From a prize collection. 
Pkt., 25c. 

RALLOON VINE (Love-in-a-Puff.) 

A rapid growing, handsome climber, suitable for in- 
side or outside decoration. Annual. Pkt., 5c. 

BALSAM (Lady's Slipper.) 

One of the most beautiful and popular of our annuals; 
fine conservatory and garden plant; needs rich soil and 
good cultivation to produce large and brilliant flawers, 
Finest; double; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


A showy annual. Sow where it is to bloom, as it will 
not bear transplanting. Height, one foot. 

Bartonia Anrea. Bright yellow. Pkt., 5c. 


(Corn Flower.) 

One of the finest annuals grown for cut flowers; blopzfl§ 
all summer; flowers dark blue, light blue, white and 

Bachelor's Button. Mixed. Pkt,. 5o. 




The Tuberous- Rooted Begonias are among the hand- 
somest of our Summer-flowering bulbs. They are not 
grown to the extent they should be, as they require no 
more care than Geraniums, have as tine a range of color, 
and will bloom continuously throughout the Summer, 
even when Geraniums droop through lack of moisture 
and fail to uphold their flowers. Planted either in the 
rockery or flower harder, they rival the Geraniums with 
their rich and varied colors, ranging from the most deli- 
cate shade of yellow and salmon, to the most striking 
crimson and scarlet. If sown early they will bloom the 
first season. 

Begonia. Tuberous-rooted, single; mixed; individ- 
ual florets often measure 4 to 6 inches across, arid range 
in color through white, yellow, pink and all the reds; 
mixed. Pkt., 25c. 

Begonia, DouDle. 

Begonia. Tuberous-rooted, double, mixed. Very 
showy and double; very brilliant colors; mixed. Pkt., 50c. 

Begonia Rex. These are the ornamental leaved 
varieties so popular as pot plants for all kinds of decora- 
tion. The foliage is particularly striking and handsome. 
The seed offered is saved from an extensive famous Ger- 
man collection. Pkt., 50c. 

BIGKONIA (Trumpet Tine). 

Magnificent hardy deciduous climber, with brilliant 
flowers; deserving first place as the most ornamental and 
effective covering for walls, houses, etc. Hardy peren- 
nial. Scarlet, 30 feet. Pkt., 15c. 


Very rapid climbers; flowering profusely and admir- 
ably adapted for covering screens, etc. 

Scarlet Runner. Fiery scarlet. [ Pkt., 5c. ; lb., 
by mail, 35c. 


Now considered indispensable in all massing and rib- 
bon-like gardening. It is easily reproduced from seed, 
and requires no special cultivation. Hardy annual. 
Flowers are blue and white. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


A beautiful Summer climber, bearing green fruits, 
which change to bright scarlet, striped with white. 
Pkt., 10c. 


A most effective foliage plant, its leaves producing a 
wealth of tropical beauty not attained in any other 
plant, surpassing the Coleus in its infinite and impressive 
coloring, excelling the Canna and Caladium in its massive 
grandeur. Its metallic, lustrous and glistening leaves 
equal any of the most expensive exotics and conservatory \ 
plants. Brazilian and Chilian varieties; mixed. Pkt., 
10c; oz., 25c; V. lb., 50c. 


(Swan River Daisy.) 

A beautiful free flowering dwarf-growing plant; cover- 
ed during Summer with a profusion of Cineraria-like 
blossoms. Blue and white flowers. Pkt., 10c. 

CALA9IPELI§ (Eecromocarpns). 

A quick growing climber, attaining a height of ten 
feet in a season, and bearing profusely clusters of orange- 
colored tube-like flowers. Pkt., 10c. 


Very beautiful free-flowering plant; valuable for rock- 
work and sunny situations. Flowers are brilliant rose 
and purple. Hardy annual. 

Calenclrinia speciosa. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 
CALEUfDULA (« ape Marigold). 

Hardy annual, free blooming and attractive, and grow- 
ing well in almost all situations. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

Calendula 4, lVleteor." Large yellow. Pkt., 5c. 



CACALI1 (Tassel Flower). 

r A beautiful and profuse flowering plant with tassel- 
shaped orange and scarlet flowers; fine for mixed borders. 
Hardy annual. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


I Gorgeous plants for green-honse and window decora- 
tions; the large pocket-shaped flowers are borne in the 
greatest profusion through Spring and Summer; colors, 
yellow, maroon, crimson, etc.; spotted and blotched in 
the most unique and beautiful fashion. 

Calceolaria grandiflora. Self's, Tigers. Mixed. 
Saved from a nrize German collection; a splendid strain. 
Pkt., 25c. 

* Calceolaria. New, striped. Flowers striped like 
a bizarre Carnation. Pkt., 50c. 

» Calceolaria. Kugosa. Mixed {Shrubby). Small- 
flowering varieties for bedding; of the finest colors; two 
feet. Mixed. Pkt., 50c. 


(Croz.v'.s New Varieties.) 
Judging by the numerous splendid varieties obtained 
by Monsieur Crozy, he may be considered the most suc- 

cessful raiser and improver of this magnificent genus. 
They are distinguished by the luxuriance and diversity 
of color of their foliage, but above all by the size and 
brilliancy of hue of their flowers. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

COREOPSIS (Calliopsis). 

Colors are bright and striking; flowers are red, yellow 
and brown; beautiful and fine for bouquets. Hardy 
annual. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


Exceedingly beautiful climbing plant; flowers bright 
yellow and fringed; foliage very ornamental. Pkt., 10c. 

CANDYTUFT (Iberia). 

One of the most useful annuals; very effective in beds, 
groups, ribbons, etc.; also for conservatory decorations; 
indispensable for bouquets. One foot. Hardy annual. 

Candytuft'. Fragrant; white. Pkt., 5c. 

Candytuft. Carmine. Pkt., 5c. 

Candytuft. Purple. Pkt., 5c. 

Candytuft "Empress, or Snow Queen." 

A complete mass of pure white flowers, borne on a can- 
delabra-shaped plant. Pkt., 10c. 

Candytuft. Rocket; pure white. Pkt., 5c. 

Candytuft (Seiupervirens). A piofuse white 
blooming hardy perennial, adapted for rockeries, baskets, 
etc., coming in flower early in the Spring; 1 ft. Pkt., 5c. 

Candytuft. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 



When well grown, Canterbury Bells are among the 
most attractive of border plants; they succeed in light, 
rich soil, and should be transplanted two feet apart. 
Flowers are blue and white. 

Canterbury Hell*. Double; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

Canterbury Hells. Single; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 



"Cup and Saucer" Campanula. 

(C. Calyeauthema.) 

A comparatively new race of "Canterbury Bells." The 
flowers are large, of beautiful colors, resembling in 
shape somewhat a cup and saucer. 

Campanula Calycauthema. Mixed. Blue, 
white lilac. Pkt., 10c. 

CATCHFLY (Silene). 

A showy, free-flowering plant for beds, borders or 
ribbons. Succeeds in any common soil. Hardy annual. 
Catchfly. Bed, white and pink. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


(Dinnthus Caryophyllus.) 

A magnificent [class of popular favorites, most of 
which are deliciously fragrant; and extremely rich and 
beautiful colors. The seed we offer is from the finest 
collection in Europe. Needs light, rich soil. Hardy 

Carnation. Perpetual, or tree; saved from the 
choicest double flowers. Pkt., 50c. 
Carnation. Fine; German. Pkt., 25c. 
Carnation. Good; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


(Paris Daisies or Marguerites.) 

Chrysanthemum ( Frutescens Grandi- 

flortim.) A perennial species, extensively used in the 
parks and gardens of Paris. It is literally covered all 
Summer with a profusion of white star-like flowers. 
Pkt., 10c. 

Chrysanthemum (^egetum Grandiflo- 
rum). Large blooms of a bright sulphur-yellow color. 
A yellow Marguerite. Pkt., 10c. 

Chrysanthemum ( Fancy, Single)- Also 
called "Painted Daisies." Exceedingly showy, large 
single flower of bright red, maroon and purple, with 
golden border. Very fine for cut flowers. Very hardy 
and free flowering. Pkt., 10c. 

Chrysanthemum (Fancy, Double). Choicest 
mixed, from all the best sorts of large flowering incurved 
Pompons, Japanese, etc. Seed sown at any time in April 
will produce fine large plants, all of which will flower 
splendidly the coming Fall. Pkt., 25c. 


The flowers are borne in large clusters; beautiful for- 
borders or bouquets; no trouble to raise from seed in 
open ground. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


Cineraria hybrida are very attractive green-house 
plants, and may be kept in bloom the greater portion of 
the year. Flowers are purples, crimsons and magentas, 
both light and dark. Green house perennials. 

Cineraria hybrida graudi flora. Finest; 

Cineraria lVlaritima (Dusty Miller). Fine for 
bedding and ribbon beds; beautiful silvery foliage. Pkt., 
10 cents. 

CEEOSIA (Coxcomb). 

Annual plant of tropical origin; one of the most satis- 
factory and showy plants for garden decoration; pro- 



duces fine spikes of feathery- like bloom. Sow in light 

i Celosia cristata. Crimson. Pkt., 10c. 
Dwarf. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Glasgow Prize. An improved Coxcomb, produc- 
ing large blooms of dark crimson. Pkt., 10c. 

CENTAVRFA (Dusty Miller). 

The annual varieties are very desirable for groups or 
mixed borders. All, except Centurea cyanus, are the best 
silver-foliaged plants in cultivation, and are very effec- 
tive either in groups, borders or single specimens. 

Centaiirea Caudidissiina. Silvery-Jeaved. 
Pkt., 15c; per 100 seeds, 75c. 

Centaiirea Clemeiitei. Silver-leaved. Pkt., 15c. 

Centaiirea cyanus. (Corn Flower, or Batche- 
lor's Button.) Annual; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

Centaiirea gymiiocarpa. A graceful, silver- 
foliaged variety. Pkt., 10c; per 100 seeds, 50c 


(Australian Glory Pea.) 

Oue of the most beautiful plants in cultivaiion. Flow- 
ers in clusters, drooping pea-shaped, four inches in 
length, of brilliant scarlet, with an intense black spot 
in the center. It requires a dry, warm soil, and little 

Cliantlius Dampieri. Pkt., 25c. 


A ^ery pretty, hardy 
annual ; grows freely, 
and blooms profusely 
under almost any cir- 
cumstances. Large 
flowers; are rose, red, 
w h i t e an d p u r p le . 
Hardy annuals. 

Clarkia elegans. 
Finest mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


A very fine and rapid 
growing climbing plant 
with large, bell-shaped 
purple flowers and beau- 
tiful foliage; needs rich 
soil. Plant the seeds 
edgewise and cover 
Cobea scandens. 

Clarkia. Pkt., 10c. 

CLEMATIS (Virgin's Bower). 

A well-known hardy climbing plant, unrivaled for 
covering arbors, fences, ate. 

Clematis flaminula. White, fragrant. Pkt., 10c. 


A handsome climber of the gourd species, flowering 
the first season if started early in heat, with beautiful 
smooth, glossy, ivy-like leaves, contrasting with the fine, 
snow-white, bell-shaped flowers, and brilliant carmine 
fruit; perennial. Pkt., 10c. 


Very pretty 7 free-flowering plants, blooming in whorls, 
and several whorls aroiind each flower stem; mixed of all 
varieties and colors. Hardy annual. 1% feet. Pkt., 5c 


A tuberous-rooted, free-blooming, very pretty plant; 
succeeds in a light, rich soil. The roots can be preserved 
like Dahlias; perennials, blooming the first season from 
seed. 1% feet. 


Bich sky-blue. Pkt., 5c 
Pure white. Pkt., 5c. 


One of the best known and most admired of ornamen- 
tal foliage plants. The leaves are all shapes, colors and 
shades, and are handsomely marked and variegated. 

Coleus. New varieties; mixed. Pkt., 25c. 


(Morning Glory.) 

A well-known beautiful 
climbing annual, suitable for 
covering arbors, trellises, fen- 
ces, etc. In bloom from July 
until Autumn. 

Convolvulus major. 

Mixed. Pkt., 5c 

MINOR (Dwarf). 

Beautiful, free flowering, 
and showy plants, with hand- 
some, rich colo ed flowers, Convolvulus Major, 
producing a rich effect in 
beds and mixed borders. Hardy annual. 

Convolvulus minor. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


This magnificent annual is 
among the most showy and 
graceful of all garden flow- 
ers, and nothing can give 
greater satisfaction for a dis- 
play. They make large plants 
growing five to seven feet 
high, which are beautiful 
masses of the most elegant 
foliage until they begin to 
bloom, when each plant will 
have hundreds of large showy 
blossoms, resembling single 


10 cents. 

10 cents. 



Cosmos Hybridus. 


An old favorite plant for borders, flowering early in 
Spring; succeeds best in rich soil. Hardy perennial. 
Cowslips. Fine, mixed varieties. Pkt., 10c 




T A tender climbing plant, of great beauty, with feathery 
foliage and elegant flowers. Put the seed in hot water 
before planting, and keep the ground moist till the seeds 
are up. Scarlet and white flowers. Annual. Mixed. 
Pkt., 5 cents. 


A highly val- 
ued green-house 
plant, producing 
handsome red 
and white flow- 
ers. Sow the 
seed in Spring, 
and by Autumn 
it will produce a 
bulb, which, if 
care is taken will 
blossom the fol- 
lowing Spring. 


Choice mixed. 

Cyclamen. D4HLIA. 

A beautiful variety of plants; flowering in Autumn. 
They are of easy cultivation, growing freely in almost 
any soil, from seed sown early in the Spring. Sow the 
seed in shallow boxes, and transplant the seedlings. Seed 
offered by us saved from a fine French collection. 

Dahlia, Double. Choice; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


The single varieties have at- 
tained a popularity almost 
amounting to a mania, being 
extensively used for corsage 
and personal adornment, at the 
same time making fine plants 
for out door decoration, and 
for basket and vases through 
the monthrof August. All col- 
ors; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


(Trumpet Flower.) 
A very ornamental class of 
plants, suitable for clumps pro- 
ducing large trumpet- shaped 
flowers. Hardy annual. 
Single Dahlia. Datura. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

DELPHINIUM (Larkspur). 

I" Plants remarkable for their beauty, diversity of shades 
and ornamental qualities. The principal color is blue. 
Hardy perennial. Annual varieties (see Larkspur). 
Delphinium. Dwarf German; fine mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


The Pink, Picotee and Car- 
nation all belong to this genus. 
They are all noted for their 
large, sweet-scented, high-col- 
ored flowers, and profusion of f< 
bloom. Sowearly in the Spring " 
in light soil, in shallow boxes; 
transplant the young plants as 
soon as they have a few leaves, 
into small pots, or where they 
are to remain. 

Diantlius chinensis. 
(China Pink). Choice colors. 
Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Diantlius Hedde- 
Wigii. Choice. Pkt., 10c. Diauthus Heddewigii. 

Diantlius diade- 
niatus. Superb va- 
riety; dwarf. Pkt., 10c. 
Diantlius impe- 
rialis. Double Impe- 
rial. Pkt., 10c. 
Diantlius laci- 
niatus. Beautifully 
fringed. Pkt., 10c. 

Diantlius Crim- 
son Bell. Large, 
fringed flowers. Pkt., 


A well-knovm favor- 
ite border plant. Needs 
a cool shaded place. 
Will bloom the first sea- 
son, if sowed early. 
Double, mixed. Pkt. 10c 


( Fox Glove.) 
Handsome ornamental 
plant, of stately growth 
and long spikes of fine- 
Digitahs-Fox Glove. ly colored flowers. Pine 

for shrubberies and half shady places. 

Digitalis. Brilliant colors; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 
Digitalis gloxinoides. Gloxonia-shaped flowers. 
Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

DOLICHOS (Hyacinth Bean). 

A beautiful class of quick- growing; ornamental climb- 
ers, flowering in clusters. Tender annuals. Purple, 
white, mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


Erytliriua Cristi-Galli. The Brazilian Coral 
Plant. Magnificent in clumps on the lawn. The long 
spikes of dazzling scarlet oontrast well with the rich 
green foliage. Pkt., 25c. 


(California Poppy.) 

The Golden Eschscholtzia has aided in no small de- 
gree in making California famous as a land of sunny 
flowers, and has very appropriately been selected as the 
State flower of California. In its wild state it covers 
thousands of acres of our California hills and plains 
with its intensely brilliant flowers, which in the bright 
sunlight are perfectly dazzling. Needs light, rich soil. 

Eschscholtzia Californica. Yellow. Pkt., 5c. 
Eschscholtzia. Mixed colors. Pkt., 5c. 


(Or Everlasting.) 

A very ornamental border plant; the blossoms are 
used for Winter bouquets. Many sorts mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


Hardy perennial plants, with large clusters of fine 
white flowers; tine for bouquets. 2 to 3 feet. Pkt., 10c. 




"Snow on the Mountain." A large, robust 
growing hardy annual, with very ornamental green fol- 
iage, striped with white. 2 feet. Pkt., 10c, 

FEVERFEW (Matricaria). 

Handsome, profuse, white, flowering, ornamental 
plants, fine for garden or pot culture. Pkt., 5c. 

FORGET-ME-NOT (See Myosotis). 



A free-growing border plant of easy culture. Hardy 
perennial. Red and white. Pkt., 5c. 

FUCHSIA (Ladies' Ear l>rop). 

A well-known plant of easy culture; in pots for con- 
servatory, parlor decorations, or the open ground. Very 
easily grown from the seed. Perennial. 

Fuchsia. Fine; mixed; double. Pkt., 50c. 


One of the most brilliant 
and useful of garden flowers. 
Most suitable forbedding, pro- 
ducing large flowers in great 
abundance throughout the en- 
tire Summer. Pkt., 10c. 

Picta Lorenziaua. 

This new double variety pro- 
duces large globular heads of 
various colors in great abun- 
dance throughout the entire 
Summer. The seed offered is 
mixed, containing sulphurand 
golden yellow, claret, red and 
purple. Most valuable for cut- 
Gaillardia Picta Lorenziaua. ting and bedding. Pkt., 10c. 

G4ILLARDIA (Single). 

These are undoubtedly among the choicest of Hardy 
Perennials; the flowers are large, very numerous, excel- 
lent for cutting and of the most brilliant shades of 
orange, crimson, scarlet and Vermillion. Mixed. Pkt., 
10 cents. 


Probably the Geranium is better known and more 
admired than any other plant grown. In the last few 
years there has been great improvement both in color 
and in form of the flowers and brilliancy of foliage. Very 
easily raised from seed. Succeeds best in sandy loam. 

Geranium zonale. Splendid; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


( Lady Washington.) 
From the finest named sorts only. Mixed. Pkt., 50c. 


Very pretty dwarf plants; will bloom in almost any 
situation. Desirable for massing. 

Gilia. Rose, purple, white, blue; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


(Horn Poppy.) 
A showy plant, with long 
silvery leaves, gracefully 
recurved and deeply cut 
and curled, flowers bell- 
shaped, orange yellow. 

Glanciiiin corni- 
cliiatnin. Pkt., 10c. 


( Gomphrena.) 
A desirable everlasting 
flower, valued for its vari- 
ety of color. Flowers are 
cut in Summer and dried 
for Winter bouquets; seeds 
germinate slowly; should 
be soaked in warm water 
before planting. Tender 
annual. Mixed, all colors. 
Pkt., 5 cents. 


A fine plant, with long 
spikes of flowers of various 
colors; easily raised from 
seed. Half hardy bulb 

French hybrid. Choice 
Gladiolus. mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


A superb genus of conservatory and gieen-house 
plants, producing rich and beautiful colored flowers. 
Thrives best in sandy peat and loam. Sow in March on 
the surface, in a warm moist atmosphere; transplant 
carefully in pots; in fol'owing Spring re-pot and water 
freely. Will fully repay for care and attention. Peren- 

Gloxinia. Very choice varieties, from a superb col- 
lection; mixed. Pkt., 50c. 


Handsome Summer flowering plants of dwarf, compact 
growth, bearing freely large flowers of exquisite colors 
and shades of crimson, lilac, purple and white mixed. 
Pkt., 10c. 


Beautiful golden-leaved border plant, retaining its or- 
namental character till late in the Autumn. Pkt., 10c. 

GOLDEN ROD (Solidago). 

Much interest is now taken in this plant as it is named 
as a candidate for our National flower. Fine yellow. 
Pkt., 10c. 

GOURDS (Ornamental'. 

The varieties in our collection have been selected either 
for the ornamental character of the foliage, the singu- 
larity or symmetry of their fruit, the variety of their 
coloring, or their usefulness. 

Nest Ejsg- These exactly resemble in color, shape 
and size, the eggs of hens, making a capital nest egg 
which are superior to glass eggs, as they do not crack or 
break, and are uninjured by cold or wet. As the plant 
is a rapid-growing climber, it is very useful for covering 
screens, etc. Pkt , 10c. 

Sugar Trough. Very useful for baskets, dishes] 
buckets, etc. They have hard, thick shells, capable of 
holding from two to ten gallons each. Pkt., 10c. 



Dipper. Named for its resemblance to a dipper. 
The capacity varies from a pint to a quart, with handles 
six to twelve inches long. They are convenient for dip- 
ping hot liquid, etc. Pkt., 10c. 

Dish-cloth Gourds (Chinese Loofa). The pe- 
culiar lining of this fruit, which is sponge-like, porous, 
tough, elastic and durable, makes a natural dish cloth. 
The vine is very ornamental, producing clusters of large, 
yellow blossoms. It is, in fact, a sponge, a soft brush 
and a bath glove combined, and is almost indestructible. 
Pkt.; 10c. 

Gourds. Elegant mixture. Composed of many ele- 
gant and useful sorts. Pkt., 10c. 

GRASSES (Ornamental). 

Many varieties of the ornamental grasses are curious 
and beautiful. When dried and tastefully arranged with 
everlasting flowers they make very attractive Winter 
bouquets; for this purpose they should be cut while fresh 
and green (before turning yellow); tied in small bunches 
and hung up in the shade. They should be bown in April 
in good soil, thinned out or transplanted, giving each 
plant plenty of room. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Agrostis net>iilo«a. Exceedingly graceful and 
beautiful. Hardy annual. Pkt., 5c. 

Arena sterilis (Animated Oats). Drooping; very 
graceful. Annual; two feet. Pkt., 5c. 

Briza maxima (large Quaking Grass). Very ele- 
gant; one of the best ornamental grasses. Hardyannual; 
one foot. Pkt., 5c. 

Coix laclirymae (Job's Tears). With broad, corn- 
like leaves, and hard, shining, pearly seeds, resembling 
tears. Annual. Pkt., 5c; per oz., 30c. 

Eragrostis elegans (Love Grass). Very graceful 
and beautiful. Annual; one foot. Pkt., 5c. 

Erianthiis ravemiae. Almost identical with 
the Pampas Grass, but more hardy. Hardy pereunial. 
Pkt., 10c. 

Enlalia Japonica. New Japanese ornamental 
grass; height six to seven feet, circumfereuce eighteen 
feet; a siugle plant having from thirty to forty elegant 
flower spikes of a violet color. Like Pampas Grass, it is 
adapted to lawns. Pkt., 10c. 

Gynerinni argentnm (Pampas Grass). The 
finest aud most noble grass in cultivation; very ornamen- 
tal; almost universally grown in the public gardens of 
Europe; its flowers are large, silvery; blooms on stems 
about seven feet high. Pkt., 10c. 

Horde um jtibatnm (Squirrel-tail Grass). Very 
handsome; three feet. Pkt.. 5c. 

fanienm sulcatum. Feathery spikes. Pkt., 
10 cents. 

Stipa pennata (Feather Grass). Very graceful; 
starts in a hot-bed. Hardy pereunial; two feet. Pkt., 10c. 

Zea Japonica (Striped Japanese Maize). Half- 
hardy annual; six feet. Pkt., 10c. 


A pretty free-flowtring, elegant little plant, well adapt- 
ed for rustic rock-work, baskets and edgings, succeeding 
in any garden soil. A treasure for bouquets either Sum- 
mer or Winter; flowers and foliage very delicate, a mass 
of the finest leaves and branches, covered with tiny star- 
shaped flowers. 

Gypsopliila elegans. White and pink; mixed, 
Pkt.. 5c. 

Gypsopliila Paiiiciilata. White flowers, beau- 
tiful for bouquets, imparting a light, airy appearance. 
Hardy perennial. Pkt., 5c. 

1\TIU S (Sun Flower). 

A well-known hardy plant, of stately growth, remark- 
able for the brilliancy and size of flowers. Hardy an- 

Helianthus Californicus. Double. Pkt., 5c. 

Russian JVIammotli. Very large. Pkt., 5c. 

Globosns tistnloslis. Flowers very large, globu- 
lar and of a rich saffron yellow. The very best. Pkt., 
10 cents. 


Flowers are mostly used for Winter bouquets, for 

Heliehrysum. Hollyhock. 

The distinctive character and massive beauty of the 
Hollyhocks render them unrivaled as a picturssque relief 
to the dark background of evergreen shrubs. For dis- 
tant effect in large groups they are matchless; they also 
form a showy and effective outline in flower-gardens and 
borders; bloom second season from seed. Our improved 
, varieties are magnificent with the most perfect flowers. 

Hollyhock. Fine double, mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Hollyhock. Double, white. Pkt., 10c. 


A well-known fragrant flower; excellent for bedding 
and pot-culture. Seed sown early in Spring makes fine 
plants for Summer; light, rich soil. Half hardy peren- 

Heliotrope. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Heliotrope (Dr. Livingstone). Very fine dark vari- 
ety. Pkt., 10c 

Heliotrope (Madame de Blonay). White, for bou- 
quets. Pkt., 10c. 


One of the most gorgeous of flowering plants; flowers, 
cream-color, with rich brown center, one and one-half 
feet. Pkt., 10c. 

JIOXESTY (Satin Flower). 

The silvery seed pods are much used for Winter deco- 
ration; very handsome, free-flowering. Two ft. Pkt., 5c. 

Hiimea elegans- A very ornamental plant for 
j pot culture, or sub tropical effects on the lawn. Flowers 
borne in immense numbers on long drooping branches. 
Colors, ruby red, pink and crimson. Pkt., 10c. 


( Japanese Hop.) 
A very ornamental and extremely fast-growing climb- 
ing plant. The foliage resembles in shape that of the 
common Hop, but has more incisions, is very dense, and 
! in color a lively green. One of the best climbers for 
covering verandas, trellises, etc. Pkt., 10c. 

I POIIOP SIS (Standing Cypress.) 

Remarkable, handsome free flowering plants, long 
spikes of orange and scarlet flowers, almost unsurpassed 
for brilliancy and beauty; effective for conservatory or 
out-door decoration; succeeds in light, rich soil. 

Ipomopsis. Fine mixed. Pkt., 10c. 







Profuse flowering dwarf 
trailing plants of great beauty, 
blooming the whole summer, 
thriving best in a dry, loamy, 
or sandy soil, requiring a 
warm, sunny situation; fine 
for beds, edgings, rockwork, 
etc. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


Very pretty, rapid growing, 
climbing plants, with hand- 
some bright colored, trumpet 
shaped flowers, excellent for 
covering old walls, stumps, 
arbors, etc. 

(Cypress Vine). Mixed. 
Ipomea. In many fine varieties; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

Ipomea qiiainoclit 

Pkt., 5c. 


Very ornamental plants, combining brilliant colors 
with great duration and profusion of bloom. The dwarf 
varieties are more effective in groups. The tall varieties 
are more desirable for large beds and cut flowers. Grow- 
ing in good garden soil. Hardy annual. 

Larkspur. Dwarf rocket, mixed. Pkt., 5c. 
Larkspur. Tall rocket, fine mixed. Pkt., 5c. 
Larkspur (New Giant). Hyacinth flowered. 
Pkt., 10c. 

Larkspur (Dwarf Ranunculus.) Pkt., 10c 
LATHY It IS (Everlasting Pea). 

Showy, free-flowering plants, growing in any common 
soil. A good climber for covering fences or walls. 
Hardy perennial. Mixed colors. Pkt., 10c. 


(Arborea Variegaia) 

The variegation of its large 
leaves consists of an irregular 
mixture of very dark green, and 
the purest white, imparts to the 
whole plant a most remarkable 
and showy appearance. Pkt., 
15 cents. 


A genus of plants cultivated 
for the delicious fragrance of its 
flowers. They succeed in any 
common garden soil. Pkt., 5c. 


(Evening Glory.) 

A very ornamental climber and exceedingly beautiful 
for conservatory or garden decoration ; large, fragrant 
white flowers, which expand in the evening; grows to 
a height of ten feet. Pkt., 10c. 

JACOBEA (Seneeio). 

A useful and showy class of plants, of easy culture; 
does well in light, rich soil. Hardy annual. Purple, 
pink and white flowers. Fine mixed; double. Pkt., 10c. 


~ Pretty little free-flowering plants, of a neat, compact 
growth,* exceedingly effective in beds or mixed borders. 
Hardy annuals. Eose, white, violet, mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


~ These plants are rapid growers, forming small, hardy, 
shrubs. The flowers are in Verbena-like heads, and em- 
brace every shade of pink, purple, orange and white. 
Perennials. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 



Very desirable plant for edgings, rock work and ribbon 
beds, combining a great profusion of bloom with variety 
of colors. Flowers white, rose, lilac. Annual. 

Leptosiplion. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


An elegant and fragrant annual, very free blooming; 
good for beds, clumps or edgings; easy of cultivation, and 
growing freely in any good garden soil. Hardy annual. 

Limantlies Douglasii. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 
LIJfUM (Flowering Flax). 

One of the most effective and showy bedding plants. 
Hardy annual. Flowers, crimson. Pkt., 10c. 


Exceedingly pretty, pro- 
fuse blooming plants, of 
easy culture and well 
adapted for bedding, edg- 
ing rockeries, hanging bas- 
kets and vases. Seeds 
should be covered lightly. 

Lobelia, gracilis. 

Light blue, for baskets. 
Pkt., 5c. 

Lobelia speciosa. 

Very effective variety for 
bedding. Pkt., 10c. 

Lobelia, Crystal 
Palace compacta. A 

beautiful compact variety 
for borders. Pkt., 10c. 

Lobelia Cardinal- 
is (Cardinal Flower). Pe- 
I.obelia. rennial. Pkt., loc. 

Lobelia. Fiue; mixed varieties. Pkt., 5c. 




Very dwarf and compact, with rich, velvety, crinison- 
maroon flowers, thickly studded all over the plant, 
which gives it au effect that is both beautiful and 
unique. Pkt., 10c. 


A handsome genus of rapid- growing, free-flowering 
climbing plants, with curious and beautiful flowers, suc- 
ceeding out of doors in any light soil. Orange, scarlet 
and yellow. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


Exceedingly ornamental climbing plants, with large 
and handsome flowers, very effective for conservatory or 
garden. Flowers are brilliant red. Pkt., 10c. 

LUPINS (Sun Dial). 

A splendid genus of ornamental and free flowering 
garden plants. Seed should be sown in the open ground, 
where they are to remain. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


Showy plants for borders, being free bloomers. They 
are finely colored and of easy culture; should be in every 
garden. Flowers are white and red. Pkt., 5c. 

MARGUERITE (See Chrysanthemums). 


r Well-known, extremely showy garden plant, with hand- 
some, double yellow and brown flowers, of varied shades. 
Succeeds in good garden soil. Annual. 

MarigoM African; tall. Pkt., 5c. 

Mai'isoltl. French; dwarf. Pkt., 5c. 

African Marigold — El Dorado. 


The flowers are from three to four inches in diameter, 
perfectly imbricated and extremely double. The colors 
run through all the shades of yellow, from very light 
primrose to the deepest orange. Pkt., 10c. 

MARIGOLD (Gold Nugget). 

Remarkable for its dwarf, dense growth and immense 
double flowers, which are of a peculiar shade of golden- 
yellow, resembling gold. Pkt., 10c. 

IIAIXE (Zea Variegata). 

Improvement on the Japanese Maize; leaves broadly 
striped white. One of the best variegated plants for 
screens, or as lawn specimens; height 6 to 8 ft. Pkt., 10c. 

MALLOWS (Hibiscus Hybridus). 

One of the most desirable perennial plants. The 
flowers vary in color from pure white to deep rose, and 
are from 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The plants average 6 
feet in height, and present a mass of bloom from early 
in July till late Autuum. Flowers the first season from 
seed. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


Handsome, free-flowering plants, producing a fine 
effect when planted in the open border; flowers as large 
and handsome as Gloxonias, succeeded by curious double 
horned fruit. Annual. Mixed colors. Pkt., 10c. 

MARVEL OF PERU (Four o'clock) 

Few plants combine so much beauty, both of flowers 
and foliage. Seeds to be planted where the plants are to 
remain. Hardy annual. Mixed colors. Pkt., 5c. 


This superb climber cannot be too highly recommended 
either to decorate the conservatory or the flower garden. 
Blooms the first year from seed. Perennial. Choice; 
mixed — violet, pink, white. Pkt., 10c. 


A well-known fragrant favorite; if well thinned out, the 
plants will be stronger, and the flowers larger. Blooms 
throughout the season. Hardy annual. 

Mignonette. Large flowered (15c. per oz.). Pkt., 
5 cents. 

Mignonette. Parson's white. Pkt., 10c. 
Mignonette. Giant, pyramidal. Flowers reddish. 
Pkt., 10c. 

Mignonette, Macliet. This extremely fine vari- 
ety is one of the finest Mignonettes yet sent out. The 
plants are of pyramidal growth, producing very thick, 
stout flower stocks, throwing up numerous dark green 
leaves, which terminate in long, broad spikes of deli- 
riously scented red flowers. It is the best sort for pot 
culture, Pkt., 10c. 

Mignonette. Giant, white uprght. Foliage gray- 
ish green; flowers white, on long slender spike3; 2 to 3 
feet. Pkt., 10c. 




Half-hardy Mexican climbing annual. The buds are, 
at first, of a vivid red, but turn to orange yellow imme- 
diately before they open, and when fully expanded the 
flowers are of a creamy white shade. They are freely 
produced trom the base to the summit of the plant, 
which attain a height from 18 to 20 feet, and constitutes 
a strikingly beautiful object. Pkt., 10c. 

MIMUUUS (Monkey Flower). 

Comprises numerous varieties, white, yellow-spotted, 
crimson, scarlet and pink. Fine for baskets, conserva- 
tory, and sheltered places in the garden. Needs cool sit- 
uation and rich soil. Perennials. 

Mi ill ii I us piiuctattis. Large, beautifully spot- 
ted blossoms. Annual. Pkt., 10c. 

Mi ill ii I us Cardinally. Scarlet ;]one foot. Pkt., 
10 cents. 

Miiiinliis Tigrinus. An exceedingly beautiful 
new, blotched and spotted hybrid, rivaling the Calceola- 
ria in the variety of its bright colors. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Mi m II I us Mosclialus (Musk Plant). Fine for 
hanging baskets, etc.; small yellow flowers, fragrant 
foliage. Pkt., 10c. 

momoruic a. 

(Balsam Apple and Pear.) 
Very curious trailing plants; with ornamental foliage, 
and remarkable fruit. Hardy annuals. 
Momordica. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

MYOSOTIS (Forget-me-not). 

A charming little plant; very popular; producing beau- 
tiful, star like flowers in great profusion. They succeed 
best in moist situations; will flower the first season if 
sown early. Perennials. 

Myosotis. Blue. Pkt., 10c. 

Myosotis, alba. White. Pkt , 10c. 

MOMOG CiLOKY (See Convolvulus). 
MOIIKx\IMO BRIDE (See Scabiosa). 


Tall or Climbing Varieties. 
Beautiful and luxuriant climbers, admirably adapted 
for rock work, trellises and arbors; of easiest culture; 
flowering profusely and remaining in bloom the entire 

Crown Prince of Prussia. Bloodied. Pkt., 
10 cents. 

Giant of Battles. Sulphur spotted red. Pkt., 10c. 

IVapolean III. Golden yellow spotted. Pkt., 10c. 

Spitfire. Bright scarlet. Pkt., 10c. 

President Thiers. Brown and yellow. Pkt., 10c. 

Scarlet. Pkt., 5c. 

Yellow. Pkt., 5c. 

Orange. Pkt., 5c. 

Brown. Pkt., 5c. 

Mixed. Pkt., 5c; oz , 30c. 


Tom Thumb or Dwarf. 
The dwarf varieties of Nasturtium are among the most 
useful and beautiful of annuals for bedding, massing, 

etc., owing to their compact growth, richness of color, 
and profusion of blooming. 

Kin press of India. Purplish foliage; red flow- 
ers. Pkt., 10c. 

Golden King. Golden-yellow flowers. Pkt., 10c. 

Pearl. Creamy-white. Pkt., 10c. 

Kins Theodore. Flowers almost black. Pkt., 10c. 

New Kose. New color in Nasturtiums. Pkt., 10c. 

Kllby King. Crimson-rose flower. Pkt., 10c. 

Scarlet. Dazzling in color. Pkt., 5c. 

Spotted. Rich orange spotted with maroon. Pkt.. 5c. 

Yellow. Pure, for bedding. Pkt., 5c. 

Best Mixed. All colors. Pkt., 5c; oz., 40c. 

YKMOI'HILA (Love «love). 

Splendid for beds; bright colored flowers, marked and 
spotted in shades of blue, white and violet. 
Neniophila. Finest mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


Love in-a Mist, or Devil-in-a-Bush. 

A very interesting free-flowering plant, with curious 
looking flowers and seed-pods; grows freely in any gar- 
den soil. Flowers blue and white. Annuals. 

Nigella. Mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


One of the finest ornamental foliage plants for opeu-air 
decoration during the Summer months. Soil and climate 
being favorable it will attain as much as live to si\ feel 
in height in the course of a single season. The plant is 
furnished from the base upwards with immense dark 
green leaves of great consistency, and its exceedingly 
robust constitution enables it to brave almost with 
impunity high winds or storms. W hen in full vegetation 
it is of a most imposing aspect. Pkt., 10c. 


A beautiful genus of free-growing trailing plants; line 
for rock work, hanging baskets, old stumps, etc; needs 
light soil. Floweisblue, violet, white, yellow. Annual-;. 

Nolana. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 



O X A I, IS. 

V T ery attractive and beautiful plants, with richly colored 
flowers and dark foliage; suitable for the house, conser- 
vatory, rock work and baskets. Half-hardy perennials. 

Oxalis rosea. Rose-colored flowers. Pkt., 10c. 

(BXOTHERA (Evening Primrose). 

A fine, free-flowering and useful class of plants for 
beds, borders or rock work. Succeeds in any good gar- 
den soil. Fine mixed varieties. Pkt., 10c. 

PA8S1FLORA, or Passion Flower. 

Magnificent ornamental climbers, with remarkably 
handsome blue and white flowers; very fine for conser- 
vatories and gardens. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

PiXSV (Henri's Ease). 

Too well-known to need description. Seed may be 
sown under glass or in the open ground; if sown in the 
early Spring, the plants will blossom late in the Summer 
and during the Fall. They need very rich soil and good 
care to keep the flowers large and fine; young plants give 
the largest flowers. 

Pausy. English; choice mixed. Pkt., 25c. 

Pansy- New Fancy. Of the finest European col- 
lection. Pkt., 50c. 

Oilier, or blotched. Superb, large-eyed flowers 
of very good shape, and beautifully blotched with rich 
and varied colors. Pkt., 25c; % °z, §1.50. 

Prince Bismarck. Remarkably beautiful; shades 
of brown and golden-bronze marbled. Pkt., 10c. 

Snow Queen, or Snowflake. Flowers of 
delicate, pure, satiny-white. Pkt., 10c; % oz., 75c. 

King i»f the Blacks, or Pa list. Flowers in- 
tensely dark, almost coal-black. Pkt., 10c; % oz., 75c. 

Lord Beaconsfield. New, large flowers of deep 
purple-violet, shading off in the top petals to a white 
hue; highly effective. Pkt., 10c; % oz , 75c 

Emperor William. Flowers of a splendid ultra- 
marine blue, with a purple-violet eye. Pkt., 10c. 

Fire-Dragon. Very brilliant. Pkt., 10c. 

Violet. Margined with White. Very beauti- 
ful. Pkt., 10c. 

Striped and .Mottled Varieties. Very fine 
and exceedingly beautiful. Pkt., 10c; % oz -> 75c. 

Dark Purple. Rich deep color. Pkt., 10c; % 
oz., 75 cents. 

Azure Blue. Very fine. Pkt., 10c; x 4 oz., 60c. 
Deep Indiuo-Blue- Very dark. Pkt., 10c. 
Bronze-Colored. Pkt., 10c. 
Gold-Margined. Pkt., 10c. 

Pure Yellow. Large, golden flowers. Pkt., 10c. 

Large Flowering. Very fine mixed. Pkt., 10c; 
M oz., $1.25; % oz., §2.00; oz., §3.50. 

Good Q unlit v. Mixed. Pkt., 5c; % oz., 60c; 
% oz., §1.0U; oz., $2.00. 


An altogether distinct and beautiful new class of Pansy, 
the flowers being of very large size; some have measured 
four inches in diameter. The plants produce beautiful 
shades of color that are found in other classes of Pansies. 
Pkt, 25c 


This is one of the most remarkable strains of Pansies 
ever offered; the flowers are of immense size, often three 
inches and over in diameter, with the dark, deep, rich 
velvety blotches. Pkt, 25c. 


This new French variety created a great furor among 
all Pansy-growers. It is said to be, without question, 
the most striking variety ever raised. Iirmensely large, 
of the Giant Odier type, while the surface is covered 
with fine hair-like lines, rkt, 25c. 


The seed we offer we obtain from a noted grower in 
Belgium, seed of all of his exhibition flowers, including 
almost every shade of color, exquisitely spotted and 
blotched, veined, mottled and margined, and fancy vari- 
eties, a strain so beautiful that no description or praise 
can do it justice, being unsurpassed for rich and varied 
colors. Packets of 250 seeds at 50 cents. 


A highly ornamental, easily cultivated garden ard 
green-house favorite. Succeeds in any rich soil. If 
sown early in the Spring, will blossom in June. Peren- 

Petunia hybrida grandiflora. Large flower- 
ing, single; mixed. Pkt, 10c. 

Petunia. Mixed, double, fringed. Pkt, 50c. 

Petunia. Mixed, single. Pkt, 5c. 


Ornamental-foliaged plant for garden decoration; leaves 
are mulberry or bl;ickish-purple: useful for ribbons or 
borders. Half-hardy annual. Pkt, 5c. 


Equally suited for in-door and out-door culture, flow- 
ering free) y, an 1 having a delicious fragrance. Flowers 
all ot one color, white or yellow; each p^-tal, however, 
is bordered with purple, red or rose. Perennial. 

Picotee, Pink. Choice European varieties, mixed' 
Pkt, 50c. 



Handsome, free-flowering ornamental plant?, produc- 
ing a fine effect for borders. Hardy perennial. 

Pyrethruiii loseimi. Light red. Pkt., 10c. 

Phlox Druiamoudii " Cuspidala." 

44 < ii*i>i<lata.** 

"Star of Quad li nbur g h . " 

"This novelty is of quite an extraordinary character. 
The size of the flower is about the same, but the pointed 
center-teeth of the petals (five in number) are five to six 
times as long as the lateral ones, and project like little 
spines. Thus the flowers appear to have a splendid, 
regular star-like form, with broad 
white margins, fine for bouquets, 
pots or open ground. Packet, 
10 cents. 


*« Fimbriata." 

This novelty has proved very 
hardy, fine for open ground or 
pot-culture and cut flowers. The 
petals of this variety are fringed, 
partly three-toothed, bordered 
with white, which with the bright 
eye of the center, contrast with 
the velvety colors, consisting of 
more than 20 colors. Pkt., 10c. 


For a brilliant mass of colors 
and a constant display, is not 
excelled by any other plant. The 
colors range from white to the 
deepest shades of purple and 
crimson. Heed may be sown in 
the ground or started in a hot- 
bed. Half-hardy annuals. 

Phlox I > r it m in ondii 
GraiMliflora. Choice mixed. 
Pkt., 10c. 

Phlox 13 ru m in o n <1 i i . 

Perennial, finest hybrid. Mixed. 
Pkt., 15c 


Plants of a highly ornamen'al character, remarkable 
for the beauty and abundance of their blossoms. Peren- 


10 cents. 

Fine mixed, yellow, scarlet. Pkt. 

Phlox Drummondii Grandifiora. 


Early blooming dwarf plant for spring flowerbeds, borders, or pot culture; colors — yellow, maroon, crimson, etc., 
beautifully veined, laced or blotched. 
Polyanthus. Mixed. Tkt., 10c. 




Beautiful and popular hardy annuals, 
of the easiest cuhure, doing well in a 
sunny position and blooming profusely 
throughout the season. 

Portnlaca. Single, large flowering, 
mixed. Pkt. , 5c. 

Portnlaca. Double, large flower- 
ing, mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Double Portulaea. 



Flowers pure snow-white, very double, of large size, and perfectly 
round. Pkt., 10c. 


Habit dwarf, flowers brilliaut scarlet, nearly four inches in diameter, 
with conspicuous glossy black zone which meets the petals near the 
base, forming a complete ring equally apparent on both surfaces; a 
single plant often produces a hundred blooms. Pkt., 10c. 


Brilliant crimson flowers, perfectly double and round as a ball. 
Pkt., 10 cents. 


Tile Queen. Pasony-flowered. The most charming and stately 
Poppy; the flowers are extremely large (18 inches in circumference ), 
with deeply fringed petals, crimson, white edged. Pkt., 10c. 

Japanese Pompon. Charming dwarf Poppies of the richest 
colors; double, mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


New and very showy annual Poppy from Persia, with fine shaped, 
large flowers, four inches in diameter - , of a brilliant deep scarlet with 
black spots, surrounded with a white margin at the base of each petal. 
Pkt., 10c. 

PRIMULA (Chinese Primrose). 

One of the finest Winter-blooming plants; the single varieties bloom- 
ing more freely than the double, fine for a window plant or the green- 
house. Succeeds best in sandy loam and leaf mould. Perennial. 

Primula sinensis fimbriata alba. Fringed single white. 
Pkt., 25 cents. 

Primula sinensis fimbriata rosea. Fringed single rose. 
Pkt., 25 cents. 

Primula sinensis fimbriata. Fringed single, 
mixed. Pkt., 25 cents. 

Primula sinensis fimbriata. Fringed double, 
mixed. Pkt., 50 cents. 


A highly valued and well 
known plant of easy culture 
and of great beauty, doing 
well either in the garden or 
greenhouse. Choice varie- 
ties; mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


A genus of showy, free- 
flowering plants, producing 
a rich and effective display 
iu large, mixed borders. 
Hardy annuals. 

Poppy. Carnation- 
flowered, double, mixed; 2 
feet. Pkt., 5 cents. 

Poppy. Paaony flow- 
ered, double mixed. Pkt., 
5 cents. 

Poppy. Umbrosum. 
Flowers are a rich vermil- 
lion with a shining black 
spot on each petal. Pkt., 
10 cents. 

Poppy bracteatnm 
Very large orange-scarlet 
flowers, averaging 5 inches 
in diameter. Pkt., 10c. 

Primula (Chinese Primrose.) 


A lovely perpetual blooming Primrose, admirably 
adapted to growing in the conservatory or the house. 
The flowers are profusely borne in trusses on long stems, 



are of a delicate rosy lilac and pure white, thus making it 
an excellent cut flower. Pkt., 25c. 


English Primrose. The old favorite common 
yellow Primrose, now so popular and fashionable in 
England, and celebrated as "Beacontield's flower." Pkt., 
10 cents. 


Known as "Castor Oil Plant;" and " Prima-Cristi;" a 
rapid growing foliage plant with large palm-like leaves; 
much used for sub-tropical effects ou the lawn, or for 
centers of beds of foliage plants. Pkt., 5c. 


This is one of the handsomest annuals ever introduced, 
valuable alike for the decoration of the conservatory 
and garden; they are among the prettiest everlasting 
flowers for Winter bouqu ets. Succeeds best in light, rich 
soil. Mixed flowers. Pkt., 10c. 


Well-known and magnificent free-flowering evergreen 
shrubs, which should occupy a prominent place in every 
garden; mixed. Pkt., 25c. 

ROCKKT (Hcsperis). 

Very pleasing, early Spring, profuse blooming plants, 
with very fragrant flowers; easily raised, grows freely in 
any soil; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

SAPONARIA (Bouncing" Bet). 

Charming annual of neat dwarf habit; pretty star 
shaped rose, colored flowers; free flowering; and excel- 
lent for beds. Pkt., 5c. 


(Painted Tube Tongue.) 
The large flowering Salpig- 
lossis is one of the most beauti- 
ful of flowering annuals; the 
flowers large, of many beautiful 
colors and exquisitely veined 
and laced. Choice mixed. Pkt., 


(Flowering Sage.) 
Fine bedding plants with gor- 
geous spikes of scarlet. Seeds 
sown in March, under glass, 
will flower in July. Hardy per- 
Salpiglossis. ennials. Pkt, 10c. 


A curious annual plant, the leaves closing if touched 
or shaken. Should be raised under glass and not trans- 
planted to the open ground until the weather is warm, 
or kept in the conservatory. Pkt., 5c, 


The Ten Weeks Stock, "Stock Gilly" or "Gillyflower," 
as they are sometimes called, stands pre-eminent among 
annuals for either flower-beds, pot culture, cut flowers, 
and delicious spicy perfume; they have been greatly im- 
proved in the past few years, and a large flowering strain 
has been originated, which for size, doubleness and vari- 
ety ot exquisite shades of color is remarkable. 

Large Flowered tier in an Dwarf (. ten 
weeks). Exquisite colors; mixed. Pkt., 10c; white, 10c. 

<>ianr Perfection ( ten weeks ). Magnificent 
spikes of bloom, with immense double flowers; mixed. 
Pkt., )0c; white, 10c. 

Wall - Flower - Leaved. Early and excellent 
for forcing. White. Pkt., 10c. 

Pyramidal. Mixed. A beautiful sort, cone- 
shaped habit. Pkt., 15c. 

Itroinpton, or Winter. Bushy plants; pro- 
ducing a beautiful display of double flowers; 2 feet. 
Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Very Dwarf Snow fluke Mock. A beauti- 
ful small-growing variety, with vigorous main spike -and 
numerous side shoots of very large double snow-white 
flowers; very early. Pkt., 15e. 

"Cut and Come Again" Stock. 

This grows about two feet high; if sown early it pro- 
duces from Spring to late in the Fall pure white, beauti- 
fully shaped double flowers. It thiows out numbers of 
side branches, each of which bears a cluster of blossoms 
and the ofteuer they are cut the better they seem to like 
it. It makes a splendid Stock for cutting, and is quite 
fragrant; succeeds well in pots. Pkt., 10c. 

STOCK (Intermediate). 

The Intermediate Stocks are valuable on account of 
their flowering late in the Fall, also as pot-plants for 
early Spring blooming. If the Intermediate Stocks are 
sown at the same time as the Ten-week they will succeed 
them in bloom. 

Stock. (Intermediate). Choice mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

STOCK (Emperor). 

The Emperor, or Perpetual Flower, may be treated in 
the same manner as the Interim diate Stock. They fre- 
quently last several years if protected from the frost. 

Stock. Finest mixed. Pkt., 10c. 



SI 1IIZ V\T1I( S. 

A splendid class of plants, combining elegance of 
growth and profusion of beautiful flowers; valuable in 
the garden and green-house. White, purple, yellow and 
crimson. Hardy annual. Finest mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


(Mourning Bride, or Sweet Scabious.) 

A beautiful border plant, producing a great profusion 
of flowers in various shades of carmine, purple and 
white. Easy to raise in any good garden soil. 

Scabiosa. Tall; mixed. Pkt.. 5c. 

Scabiosa. Dwarf; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


(For New Varieties— See Novelties.) 
These old garden favorites are grown with so little 
trouble that when the class is enriched by the addition 
of varieties that are entirely different from what we are 
familiar with, it is a great gain. Fine for covering fences 
or walls. Sow three inches deep, an inch apart, and as 
early as possible. Hardy annuals. 

Adonis. Bright pink. Pkt., 5c, 

Butterfly* Pure white ground, delicately laced with 
lavender-blue. Pkt., 10c. 

Captain Clark. Scarlet, mottled with white. 
Pkt,, 5c. 

Crown Princess of Prussia. Blush, shading 
to rose. Pkt., 5c. 

Princess Beatrice. This variety is of a rich 
carmine-rose, shaded. Pkt., 5c. 

Sweet Pea Vesuvius. The large upper petals 
show a brilliant carmine-rose, shading towards the cen- 
ter into a deep, glowing purple throat, the whole being 
sprinkled with crimson dots. Pkt., 5c. 

Sweet Pea. Violet Queen. Pkt., 10c. 

Sweet Peas. Black, purple, scarlet, white, scarlet 
invincible. Pkt., each, 5c. ; oz., 15c. 

Sweet Pea. Mixed. Pkt., 5c; oz , 15c. 

SIEEtfE (Catch Fly). 

Ornamental genus of free-flowering plants, well adapt- 
ed for Spring and Summer, blooming in beds, rock-work, 
etc. Purple, white, pink and lilac. Hardy perennial. 

Silene. Choice colors; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 

Silene (Pendula compacta). Plant dwarf and com- 
pact, and from nine to twelve inches in diameter, which, 
during the season, are covered with bright pink flowers. 
Fine for borders. Pkt., 10c. 



A pretty and useful little plant, growing freely on 
rock or rustic work, hanging baskets, etc. During the 
Summer they expand their brilliant star-shaped flowers 
in profusion. Mixed colors and varieties. Hardy per- 
ennial; three inches. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Stf APJDRAGOW (See Antirrhinum). 

SOIiAHriTll (Jerusalem Cherry). 

Interesting shrubs; bearing bright scarlet berries; for 
groups or lawns or single specimens they are quite de- 
sirable; tine for Christmas decorations. They grow free- 
ly in a light, rich soil. Pkt., 10c. 


Should be extensively cultivated on account of its 
exceedingly interesting blossoms. Flowers are fine for 
cut flowers, and, when dried, for Winter bouquets. Sow 
in sand or in loam in the house, and transplant into the 
garden. Hardy perennial. Choice; mixed. Pkt., 10c 


Hardy plants of extreme rich- 
ness and variety of color, and 
also deliciously sweet scented; for 
clumps or borders no plant can 
surpass this old favorite, which 
is greatly improved now, both in 
size and colors. 

Sweet William. Fine, 
mixed; single. Pkt., 5c. 

Sweet William. Mixed; 
double. Pkt., 10c. 


Sweet-scented, profuse flower- 
ing plants, very effective in mixed 
or shrubbery borders; grows free- Sweet William, 
ly in rich soil. Hardy annuals. 

Sweet Sultan. Mixed; purple, white, yellow, 
Pkt., 5c. 


There is no climber in cultivation which surpasses this 
in graceful beauty of its foliage and orange fragrance of 
its flowers; can be used either to droop or climb. Unsur- 
passed for light wreaths and floral decorations; easily 
raised from seed. Green-house climber. Pkt., 10c. 




Splendid free-flowering perennials, extensively used 
by florists for cut flowers. Splendid for pot or border 
culture. White. Pkt., 10c. 


A beautiful delicate fern-leaved plant, forming a com- 
pact globular bush, and covered with bright yellow blos- 
soms with a reddish brown stripe through the center of 
each petal; a species of Marigold. Annual. 

Tagetes signata pumila. Pkt., 10c. 

THENBERGI A (Rlaek-eyed Susan) 

Beautiful rapid growing climbers, thriving in a light, 
rich, loamy soil, in warm situations in the garden; the 
flowers are very pretty, and are borne profusely during 
the season; fine for vases, rustic-work, or green-house 
culture. Annuals. Pkt , 10c. 


A very fine annual, with large sky-blue blossoms, 
with three large spots of dark indigo blue, and a yellow 
stain in the center. Splendid plant for vases, hanging- 
baskets, the green-house, or for growing out of doors; 
they are coverod until late in the season with one mass 
of bloom. 

Torenia Fournieri. Pkt., 10c. 


Beautiful and easily cultivated climbers; well adapted 
for conservatory or for trellises, verandas, and rustic 
work out of doors. Half-hardy annual. 

Tropoleum peregrinum (Canary bird flower). 
Pkt., 10c. 


Tropoleum lobbianum. 


Pkt., 5c. 

Showy plant for mixed borders or shrubberies; bearing 
large corymbs of bright flowers; bears shade and moist- 
ure well; hardy perennial. Flowers bright red and white. 

Valerian. All colors; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


A very pretty hardy annual, succeeding well in any 
soil; grows about a foot high, and is useful for borders 
and edging; flowers are blue and white; mixed. Pkt., 5c. 


No plant equals the Verbena as a bedding plant. The 
flowers are almost every shade and color, blooming freely 
the first year from seed. Sow the seed under glass early 
in the Spring, and transplant where they are to remain 
when four inches high. 

Verbena Hybrida. Scarlet, blue, purple, Italian 
striped, white large-flowered. Each color separate. Pkt., 
10 cents. 

Fine mixed. Pkt., 10c. 

Candidissima. A decided improvement, produc- 
ing large trusses of the purest white flowers, invaluable 
for florists. Pkt., 20c. 


The flowers are very large, of brilliant colors, and have 
large, distinct eyes. We consider the Mammoth Verbena 
one of the very best new things offered for many years. 
In coloring they excel the old varieties, are of vigorous 
habit and free-blooming, and are the most attractive of 
the class. Mixed. Pkt., 25c. 


A loysia Citriodora. Fragrant lemon-scented 
foliage. Pkt., 10c. 

VERONICA (Speedwell). 

Very ornamental plants for garden or pot culture; it 
makes an extremely pretty edging for small beds, etc.; 
annual; flowers blue and white. Pkt., 10c. 

VINCA (Madagascar Periwinkle). 

A genus of beautiful shrubs. If sown early in heat 
and transplanted to a warm situation in the garden about 
May or June, they will flower beautifully in the Autumn. 
Flowers red and white. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


A well-known favorite, much admired for the delicate 
fragrance of it sflowers, and its profusion of bloom. Suit- 
able for edgings and borders, doing best in a cool, shel- 
tered situation. Hardy perennial. 

Viola odorata. Sweet-scented, blue. Pkt., 10c. 
" " Sweet-scented, white. Pkt., 10c. 


Extremely beautiful, free-flowering little plants for 
beds, baskets or edging, growing freely in any soil. 
Flowers are red and white. Hardy annual. Mixed, 
j Pkt., 5 cents. 

VISCARIA (Rose ol" Heaven). 

Pretty, profuse-flowering plant, adapted for beds, edg- 
1 ings, or clumps, growing readily in any garden soil. 
Flowers pink and white; annual. Mixed. Pkt., 10c. 


A well-known plant, with spikes of deliciously fragrant 
double and single flowers, combining many shades of 
yellow, brown, chocolate and orange purple. Easily- 
raised from seed; suitable for a background and among 
shrubbery. Perennial. 

Wall Flower. Mixed; single. Pkt., 5c. 

Mixed; double. Pkt., 10c. 
" " Mixed; double. German. Pkt., 15c. 


Charming hardy-annual, with delicate foliage and 
clusters of beautiful blue and white bell-shaped flowers, 
fine for ribboning, mixed borders or shady spots; grow- 
ing freely in any garden soil, also good for baskets, 
vases, etc. Large-flowered; mixed, Pkt., 10c. 


A grand and stately ornamental plant, with beautiful 
large leaves 3 feet long and 1 % feet wide, imparting a 
sub-tropical effect to the garden; perennial. Pkt., 15c. 


This is one of the most popular of our hardy vines, 
growing rapidly to a height of fifty feet or more, and 
when in bloom is truly magnilicent, bearing long, pendu- 
lous clusters of blue flowers. 

Wistaria sinensis (Chinese Wistaria). Pkt., 20c. 


A showy class of everlast- 
ings. The flowers, when gath- 
ered young, are useful for Win- 
ter bouquets. Hardy annuals. 

Xeranthemiini. Mix- 
ed. Pkt., 5c. 


( Adam's Needle. ) 

A splendid plant with large 
clusters of creamy-white tu- 
lip like flowers on tall stems. 
Hardy perennials; three feet. 
Fine mixed. Pkt., 10c. Xeranthemum. 



Zinnia filegans Tom Thumb. 

( Beuary. ) 

An elegant new dwarf variety; they form charming 
compact free-flowering, pigma bushes, all colors, mixed. 
Pkt., 15 cents. 

Zinnia Elegaus Robusta Grand!- 
flora Plenissima. 

The beautiful form and rich character of the flower as 
contrasted with other double Zinnias is well-known. It 
forms a splendid bush about three feet high, covered 
with enormous flowers. Pkt., 15c. 


The flowers of this selection are perfect in shape, 
of all colors and shades, such as orange, crimson, pink, 
yellow, violet, rose, scarlet, white, beautifully striped, 
spotted with different shades, hardly any two plants pro- 
ducing flowers alike; they are very beautiful and should 
be grown in every flower garden. Pkt., 10c. 


The large double-flowering Zin- 
nia ranks high in public estima- 
tion as a showy, free-flowering, 
easily grown plant for the Su mmer 
garden. The finer strains of the 
large-flowering sorts are really 
magnificent, the plants being cov- 
|k ered from July till frost, with a 
profusion of the handsomest blos- 
soms, in all shades, from pure 
white to dark crimson. To have 
them flower early, seed should be 
started and afterwards transplant 
to the open ground; hardy annual. 

Zinnia. Double carmine, 
purple, crimson, orange, lilac, deep scarlet, pure white. 
Pkt., 10 cents. 

Mixed. Pkt., 10 cents. 



Orders for all Palm Seeds are booked, and forwarded as the various species reach us. Onlv such Seeds are sent out as we believe 
will give satisfaction. Their vitality cannot be tested before the sale. Many varieties do not hold their vitality but 
a short time, and should be planted as soon as received. We cannot warrant this class of Seeds, nor 
will we hold ourselves responsible for the crop; if the purchaser does not accept 
the Seeds on these terms, they must be returned at once. 


Areca Baueri (Seaforthia robusta) . . ., 

" lutesceiiH 

Erythea edulis (Brahea edutis). .. 

" armata (Brahea glauca) 

Brahea filamentosa (Pritchardia fllamento- 
sa—\Vashingtonia ftlifera). . Oz., 20c; lb., $1.50 

Corypha Australia 

Caryota urens 

Euterpe ednlis 

Kent ia Belmoreana 

" Canterbury ana 

" Fosteriana 

Oredoxia Kegia 

Washingtouia robusta, 

50 seeds, $1.00; lb., $6.00 
Chamaerops exeelsa 




























Chaniserops Hystrix 

" Humilis 

" Martiana 

" Canariensis , 

Coons Bonneti 

" Plumosa 

" Campestris 

I. mania Borbonica Oz.,25c; lb., $2.50 

Phoenix recllnata 

" tennis 

•' Canariensis. . 

" dactylifera. . .Oz.,10c; lb., 75c. 

Sabal lonsfipenduncnlata 

" Palmetto 

Pandaims utilis 

Seaforthia elegans 

























VISITORS should take the Mountain Vieiv Cable Cars at Washington and 8th Sts., and get off at Glen Ave, 
Green Houses open from 7 A, M, to 6 P. M. t and are ivell worthy of a visit at any season of the year. 



Location, CLEN ECHO TRACT, near Piedmont Ave. 


Dl FACC UATC When Seeds and Plants are ordered together, the Seeds will be sent at once from the Store, and Plants 
rLLHOL n\J I C. will follow in a day or two from the Green Houses. 


The superiority of California Grown Roses over most Roses sent out, will be recognized from the start, as we are able to,se«cf' 
out much stronger plants, at the same price, than are sent out from other sections, less favorable, and are sure to prove h^fhly 
satisfactory to all our customers. . . , 

Our prosperity depends upon your receiving satisfaction. 


We guarantee Plants to reach their destination in a live, growing condition, but when we have done this our responsibility 
ceases; because we know that if they receive proper care they will grow nicely. Many Plants die from careless treatment and. 
neglect; in such cases we cannot and should not be expected to replace them. 


Please note that in manv localities on this Coast, that Express charges are higher than by Mail, so when ordering be sure to mention 
whether Plants are to be sent by Mail, Express or Freight. No Orders for Plants for less than $1.00, and no Plants sent C. O. D. 
EXTRAS will be sent with all orders by Freight or Express, to help pay for Express or Freight Charges. 


The Plants if in the least wilted should be placed with paper about them iu shallow pans with water comfortably warm tothcluind, 
Where they should remain twenty minutes to half an hour: this restores their vigor, revives theirleaves and increases their vitality. 





Augustine Iriiinnoisean (White La France). 
A seedling from La France. This beautiful variety, with 
flowers of pure white, shading to a center of light rose, is 
destined to become a great favorite, on account of its 
great freedom of bloom, fragrance and large flowers. A 
vigorous grower, producing a great number of buds and 
flowers; altogether a most valuable addition to the white 
varieties; excellent for 
planting in cemeteries. No 
Collection of Roses is com- 
plete without this grand 
Rose. Small plants, 25c; 
large plants, 50c. 

New Striped Rose, 

. Imagine a lovely pink 
Rose blotched and streak- | / 
ed with the darkest crim- I^S 
son, at the same time only 
enough to add to its beau- 
ty, with base of petals a 
rich' amber. It is a most 
beautiful Rose, and attract" 
universal attention. The 
buds ; are long and hand- 
someJhaviug the same erect 
habit of growth as Papa 
Gontier, from which it is a 
sport. The Rainbow an- 
swers the above descrip- 
tion, and has been recog- 
nized by the highest award 
at the Exhibition of the 
California State Floral So- 
ciety. The judges in a 
special report to the Society 
stated as follows: 

'• We, your Committee on 
Awards o"f Prizes for the Fall 
Exhibition of the California 
State Floral Society, have care- 
fully examined the new rose, 
Rainbow, brought out by John 
H. Sievers, and exhibited by 
him, and we find thattbis new 
Rose is possessed of unusual 
merit as to. color, form, sub- 
stance, and its variegation-the 
latter being very distinct." 
; ..Ejmall plants, 25c; large 
plants, 50c. 

Clotilde Sonnert. 
It is impossible to do this 
fine sort justice by a description. It is of the Polyan- 
thus type, -but large and very, double, and the flowers 
appear' ; in such enormous clusters that they are really 
large panicles of bloom. Color, tine pearly white, shaded 
with lovely soft peach in the center. It blooms freely 
when plants are very small, and continues in the greatest 
profusion at all times. Either as a garden or pot rose it 
is extra fine. Small plants, 25c; large plants, 50c. 
' ''.DiicliesH of Albany. One of the largest and fin- 
est of the new Perpetuals, somewhat resemblingLa France 
but of a much deeper color. The flowers are magnificent, 
borne on long stems, bright rosy pink, very full and 
double; exceedingly sweet and fragrant. Small plants, 
25c.;' large plants, 50c 

Oloire de Margottin. This grand new Hybrid 
Perpetual Rose, originated in Europe, and is believed to 
be one of the very finest varieties of recent years. The 
flowers are large and of symmetrical form, somewhat 
globular, very full, and deliciously scented. The color 

Madame Hoste 

is a clear, dazzling red. It is a free bloomer and vigorous 
grower, and is recommended for great beauty and won- 
derful color. Small plants, 25c. 

Madame Pierre Gnillot (Tea). A new rose, 
which is destined to great popularity, partaking of both 
Madame de WatteiAlle and IF. A. Richardson in color; flow- 
ers large, full, finely formed, pale yellow, tinted with cop- 
pery orange at center, be- 
coming paler outwards; 
edges of petals rosy crim- 
son; a strong grower and 
free bloomer. Small plants 
25c; large plants, 50c. 

Madame Hoste. 

Nearly et ery lover of beau- 
tiful flowers counts among 
his favorite Roses the love- 
ly Perle des Jardins, and 
certainly will be anxious to 
secure this distinct new 
Rose when we state that 
its large and beautiful pet- 
als are larger and longer 
than that well-known Tea 
Rose. Generally the color 
is yellowish white shaded 
with buff, while in cooler 
weather the petals are of a 
clear ivory white; they can 
always be cut on long 
stems and with beautiful 
dark green foliage. The 
plant is of strong, bushy 
growth and bears very large 
floioers in profusion. Small 
plants, 25c.;" large plants, 
50 cents. 

Marie Lambert. 

A strong, vigorous grower, 
with bright green foliage. 
The flowers are medium 
sized, borne in clusters; 
color, pure white. This 
Rose will become popular 
because of its blooming 
qualities; it flowers from 
every shoot, and is in bud or 
bloom the ivhole Summer. 
Small plants, 25c; large 
plants, 50c. 

Marion Dingee. A 
splendid new Tea Rose, deep brilliant crimson, producing 
large flowers borne on long, straight stems; a strong, 
vigorous grower; a cross between Countess de Casseria and 
Duchess of Edinburgh; undoubtedly the finest crimson Tea 
Rose now in cultivation. Small plants, 25c. 

Mrs. .John Laing. This new English Rose is an 
exquisite pink hybrid. It is a remarkably strong grower, 
deliciously fragrant, and bears fine, long stems, sur- 
mounted by well-shaped buds of large size. It is a con- 
stant bloomer and flowers the first year. We cannot 
praise this Kose too highly, for every one planting it is 
delighted with its e>'er-bloomiug habit and beautiful flowers. 
Small plants, 25c. 
"Madame de Watteville. This grand new Ever- 
blooiniug Rose is one of the most beautiful varieties we 
have ever sent out. The color is a remarkable shade of 
creamy-yellow, richly colored with rosy blush. The 
petals are large, and each one widely bordered with 
bright crimson, which gives it a very striking and beau- 



tiful appearance. The flowers are large, very full, aud highly perfumed. 
This is the Tulip Rose, so-colled because of the feathery shading of bright 
rose around the edge of every petal, the body of the petal beiiig creamy- 
white and of heavy texture. Small plants, 25c. 

Mrs. Paul. Pearl white in color, shaded peach. An improved Mal- 
maison. Won the Gold Medal over all competitors. Small plants, 25c; 
large plants, 50 cents. 

Princess Beatrice. A pure Tea, of strong habit, heavy foliage, 
coloring deeply after the style of Perk, flower stems stiff and upright, and 
bright red, carrying large buds of exquisite color, outer petals varying from 
canary to golden yellow, edged lightly with bright rose color. From its 
first opening the petals roll their edges backward, displaying the bright 
apricot center. Strongly tea-scented. Small plants, 25c; large plants, 50c. 

Sappho. Buds fawn color, suffused with rose, the opening flowers 
shaded yellow and tawny buff, centers deep, blight yellow, large, full and 
globular. The petals large and of much substance. A splendid Rose to 
keep after being cut. This we commend as being one of the prettiest and 
sweetest Roses ever brought before the public. Certainly grand. Small 
plants, 25c; large plants, 50c. 

Striped La France (Madame Angelique Veysset). This Rose com- 
bines all the good qualities of La France in growth, fragrance shape of bud 
and flower, a free bloomer, nicely striped, the marking plain and distinct, 
and the variegation a beautiful bright rose and satiny pink. This Rose has 
received several Gold Medals and Certificates in Europe. Small plants, 25c. 

'Souvenir de Wooten An American variety of great promise, 
with the following good qualities: (1) Color velvety red, equal to Jacque- 
minot; (2) perfume which cannot be excelled; (3) continuous flowering qual- 
ities; (4) the most prolific bloomer in existence, every shoot containing a 
flower bud; (5) habit exceedingly vigorous; (6) it never makes imperfect 
buds, and dark weather, but deepens the color, giving it a richer shade of 
crimson; (7) it is a full double Rose, and is good in bud, half open, or 
ully expanded. Full open flowers, frequently are six inches in diameter. Small plants, 25c. 

Tile Queen. A most charming Tea Rose. The off-spring of that fine old Rose, Souvenir d'un Amie, whose 
many good qualities it seems to possess in a remarkable degree. It is pure snow-white, makes good, finely formed 
buds', is quite full, showing the center but slightly when fully open. The petals are thick and of good substance, 
opens well, is very sweet; and has proved valuable, both for forcing and open ground planting. We recommend it 
for extended trial, as it will be found a valuable acquisition to our list of pure white Ever-blooming Roses. Small 
plants, 35 cents. 

Wflban (The New Forcing Rose). A sport from Cather- 
ine Mermel, one of the most showy and attractive Roses o f 
recent introduction; flowers larger than the Mermet, color 
rich, deep, bright pink, and sure to become a great favorite 
in every garden; an excellent Winter blooming variety. No 
collection of Roses complete without the Waban. Small 
plants, 25c; large plants, 50c 

Waltliam Queen. This splendid new Ever-blooming 
Climbing Rose is introduced from England, where it has 
given great satisfaction. It is a strong grower and continu- 
ous bloomer. The flowers are large, full and sweet. The 
color is a rich, scarlety-crimsou, very beautiful, and a pro- 
fuse bloomer. Nothing can compare with this for beauty of 
bud and foliage. This Rose has been awarded first premium 
wherever exhibited. Small plants, 25c. 

Madame de Wattevii.le. 


Climbing Perle des Jardins. A sport from the 
well-known favorite, Perle des Jard'ms, and a Rose that will 
be of permanent value, either for growing indoors or in the 
open ground. The habit of growth is very vigorous, young 
plants often sending up shoots six to eight feet high, with 
rich glossy foliage and bright red stems. The flowers are 
produced in wonderful profusiou, and are deep canary yellow: 
the buds and flowers are much larger than the parent variety. 
Small plants, 25c. 

Climbing Niplietos. A splendid companion to the 
climbing Perk des Jardins, having the same climbing habit. 
The blooms are produced from the lateral shoots and are 
very large, with broad, thick petals; color pure white, with 
pale lemon center; beautiful long pointed buds, very fra- 
grant. Small plants, 25c. 








Large two year old Roses by Express or Freight 
at purchasers expense for transportation. 

The Koses we offer are strong, healthy plants 
that will flower well during the Summer season. True to 
name. Price of Dormant Bushes during the Fall and Winter. 
35 cents each; $3.50 per dozen; §25.00 per 100. 

Strong plants in pots, during the Spring and Summer, 
50 cents each; $5.00 per dozen. 

Small plants by 31 ail. Postage paid. 15 cents each, 
.50 per dozen, except where noted. 



Fifteen Choice Ever-blooining Roses, one of each of Fifteen Varieties, our selection, small 
plants, by mail, post-paid, $1.00. 

Twelve Large 2-Year Old Plants, our selection, $2.50. Purchaser to pay Express charges. 





We will supply, during the Fall and Winter months, ONE HUNDRED dormant, LARGE FIELD 
gHf\ f\ OROWN ROSES, our selection, fifty or more varieties, which will include leading sorts of 

WaUiUU choice Ever-blooming, Hybrid Perpetual, and Tea Roses, specially adapted for out-door culture. 


Varieties marked with a star ( * ) we can supply budded in tree form (usually called Standards), on a single 
Btem, three to four feet high. Price, $1.00 each, $9.00 per dozen. 






CULTCBA tj DIRECTION. In selecting a spot for a Rose-bed do not choose one where thev will be shaded by trees or 
buildings, as the Rose delights in an open, airy situation, with plenty of sunshine. Roses are very partial to a clav loam soil, but 
will do well in any ordinary soil if well enriched with well-rotted barnyard manure. In preparing the bed, dig it up thoroughly to 
the depth of twelve or fifteen inches, as Rose roots penetrate deep when they have a chance. In forming the beds do not elevate 
them above the level of the ground surrounding, as they will suffer less from drouth. After the plants have been set out, keep the 
soil loose to the depth of an inch or two by frequent stirrings. An occasional soaking with weak manure water is a great help to them. 

Aline Sisley. A fine Tea Rose of 
a rare shade of violet red, brightened 
with crimson. 

*Bon Si! en e. Buds of beautiful 
form; an unusually free bloomer. Color 
deep rose shaded carmine. 

"Bongere. Bronze rose to violet 
crimson; a constant bloomer; very 
double. A most desirable variety. 

"Catharine Mer- 

in et. One of the fin- 
est Roses grown. The 
buds are very large and 
globular, the petals be- 
ing recurved and show- 
ing to advantage the 
lovely bright pink of 
the center, shading into 
light creamy pink. A 
strong grower and fine 
bloomer. Sm. plant, 25c. 

"Cornelia Cook. 

Extra fine, pure, waxy 
white flowers; extra 
large and perfect buds; 
fine Winter-bloomer. 

"Countess Kiza 
dil Pare. Bronzed 
rose; flowers medium 
size, moderately full; 
highly perfumed; very 
vigorous, large and 
full. ! 

Conntesse de 
Frigneuse. In color, charm- 
ing; in freedom of bloom, second 
to none. The buds are long and 
pointed, not unlike Niphetos in 
form, and of good size . The color 
is a deep golden yellow. 

"Devoniensis (Magnolia 
Rose). A beautiful creamy-white 
with rosy center, large, very full, 
and a delightfully sweet Magnolia fragrance. 

"Duchess de Brabant. Soft rosy flesh, changing 
to deep rose, edged with silver; beautiful in bud and 
highly fragrant. 

"Duchess of Edinburgh. A splendid Rose, pro- 
ducing very large buds of the most intense deep crimson. 

" Eliza Sauvage. Large white Rose, very full and 
sweet; an excellent sort. 

Etoile de Lyon. A vigorous grower, of symmetri- 
cal hahit; the wood and foliage of a reddish purple; the 
flowers are large very double; color, a rich yellow. 

"General Tartas. Brilliant carmine, shaded violet 
purple, large and full; very free bloomer. 

"Gloire de Dijon. One of the best and hardiest for 
general culture; flowers extra large, full and sweet, of 
rich, creamy-yellow color, shaded with amber. 

"Homer. Soft, clear rose, with a salmon shade. 

Catharine Mermet. 

, "Isabella Spruiit 

Sulphur yellow, very 
free bloomer, beautiful 
in bud; a charming old 
variety; very popular. 

Jules Fi n g e r. 

Rose, shaded with salt 
inon, changing to deep 
rose; large, full, and 
finely formed. 

"La Sylphide. 

Bluish with fawn cen- 
ter, very fine in buds 
large, very fragrant, al- 
ways in bloom. 

"Eettie Coles. 

One of the loveliest 
Roses grown; very 
double-cupped, soft 
creamy white, bright 
carmine center. 

Liiciole. Very 
bright carmine rose, 
tinted and shaded saf- 
fron, base coppery, 
back of petals bronze, 
large and full. 

Madame Alfred 
Carriere. Rich 
cream white, large and 
full, deliciously fra- 
grant, fine bloomer. 

Meteor. An ex- 
ceedingly rich, dark 
crimson color; in cool 
weather almost black; 
large, superb form; no 
Rose of itscolorblooms 
so well. 

Marie Sisley. 
Deliciously tea-scent- 
ed; color, an extra fine 

shade of pale yellow; fine margined Rose. 

Marie Van Houtte. White, slightly tinged with 
yellow; one of the handsomest Tea Roses; free grower 
and fine bloomer. 

IVarcisse. Rale sulphur yellow; dwarf habit, pro- 
ducing a great profusion of flowers; a very beautiful 

"Niphetos. This still holds the lead as being the 
most elegant White Rose. The buds are three inches 
long. It is positively startling in size and purity, and 
is always scarce. 

"Papa Gontier. A grand red Tea, of fine crimson 
shade and silken texture (as distinct from velvety text- 
ure). The bud is of fine size and graceful form. 50 cts. 

* Perle des Jardins. Fine straw yellow, sometimes 
deep canary yellow; very large and full, and the most 
perfect form; one of the finest Roses grown; steps at 
once into fame as the finest dwarf yellow Rose we have. 


Papa Gontieh. 

Grace Darling* Creamy white, bordered with 
rosy peach. 

I<anrette. A creamy white, shaded with rose. 

Madame Falcot- Deep apricot; shaded buff. 

Madame Lam bard. Color, bright rosy crim- 
son; very fragrant. 

President. A lovely Eose; fresh carmine pink; 
extra large size; very double and full; free bloomer; 
delicious tea scent. 

'Safrano. One of our old favorites, and a first- 
class variety, constant bloomer, elegant in bud; buff 
and apricot. 

*Sliirley Hibbard. Beautiful Nankeen yellow, 
very free bloomer and a most popular variety. 

"Souvenir de I'anl Neyrim. White, tinged 
with rosy crimson; very distinct; a fine sort. 

*Snnset. Identical in every respect with rerle des 
Jardins, from which it is a sport, except that its color 
is of that rich, tawny shade of saffron and orange, 
similar but deeper than the coloring of Safrano. In 
size, vigor and productiveness it is in all respects the 
same as the variety from which it sprung, except that 
the color of the young foliage is a much deeper crimson. 

"The Bride. An ever-blooming, pure white Tea 
Hose, of large size and most perfect form. The buds 
are pointed and the ends of the petals are slightly curved 
back. It is a very free-blooming variety, and has the 
most delicious tea fragrance. 

Trioinplie de Luxembourg. Rosy blush on 
a copper ground; flowers large and full; very fragrant; 
an excellent sort. 

*W m. Francis Bennett. Flowers of large size 
and borne on long stems; in shape resemble Ni/ihetns, 
rival in coloring the rich General Jacqueminot, and re- 
semble in fragrance the lovely La FVance; the habits 
are all that can be desired, being clean, vigorous and 




Bourbon Queen. A splendid Rose; large fine form; very double, full and sweet; color clear rose, edged white. 
"Hermosa. Bright rose, cup-shaped; the most prolific and constant bloomer. 
"Red iVIalmaisou. Bright glowing crimson; highly scented; free bloomer. 

"Souvenir de lYIalmaison. This is undoubtedly the finest and most perfect Rose of this class; hardy, free 
blooming; of beautiful, clear fresh color, edges bluish; superb. 


"Celine Forestier. Pale yellow, deeper in center, free bloomer, very fragrant. 
"Cheshuut Hybrid. Deep reddish crimson; of extra large size and fullness. 

"Claire Caruot. Flowers of medium size; color, fine coppery rose, borders of the petals lightened with white 
and rosy carmine; a superb variety; very distinct. 

"Cloth of Gold, or Chromatella. Clear golden yellow, large, very full and double, highly fragrant. 
Much prized in the South for pillars and verandas. 
Coquette des Alpes. White, occasionally marked with light pink. 
"Gold of Ophir. Salmon and fawn, pink shading, very rich color, free bloomer. 
James Spriint (Climbing Agrippina). A rich dark crimson; very strong grower. 

La marque. Purest white; a splendid climber under glass, and the freest and finest for Winter blooming; has 
to be trimmed and trained well. 

Marechal Neil. One of 

the largest and most beautiful 
Roses grown; flowers extra large, 
very double and deliriously per- 
fumed; color, deep golden yel- 
low; buds of immense size. 50 
cents each; extra size. 75 cents. 

"Reine Marie Henriet- 
ta, or Red Flowering 
Gloire de Dijon. A strong, 
vigorous grower, flowers large, 
full and of fine form. Color a 
pure cherry red, large, full and 
sweet-scented. Succeeds well in 
the South. 

"Reve d'Or. Beautiful Rose 
of climbing habit, suitable for 
trellis or pillar; color, pale orange 
yellow, with rose center. 

"William Allen Rich- 
ardson. Rich orange-yellow; 
a very popular Rose; strong 
grower, free bloomer. 


American Beauty. A 

constant blooming Hybrid Per- 
petual with enormous buds and 
large full flowers; color, glowing 
deep carmine. 

"La France. Delicate sil- 
very rose, shaded with cerise- 

pink, often silvery pink, with 
peach shading; very large, very 
double, and of superb form. It 
flowers continuously through- 
out the season. None can sur- 
pass the delicacy of its coloring; 
in fragrance it is incomparable; 
in form it is perfect, and is the 
sweetest and most useful of all 
Roses. It ranks first, not only 
in the section to which it be- 
longs, but stands first and fore- 
most among Roses. 50 cts. 

"Puritan. The flower is of 
grand size, of the purest ivory- 
white, very double, and set in 
abundant calyx foliage of deep 
green. It throws up heavy, 
thornj' canes, and carries a pro- 
fusion of dark, large leafage. 
Its keeping qualities may be in- 
ferred when cut blooms have 
crossed the Atlantic in good con- 

"Visconntess Folke- 
stone. The flower is delicate- 
ly tinted flesh, almost white, and 
lustrous as satin When full 
blown, it is like a fine white 
Pseony, but without a suggest- 
ion of stiffness. We have 
measured flowers of this variety 
six to eight inches in diameter. 


Abel Grand. A spleudid Rose, large, full and 
fragrant; color, deep rosy blush. 

Anna de Diesbach (Glory of Paris). Brilliant 
crimson, sometimes shaded with bright maroon; long, 
pointed buds, and large, finely-formed, compact flowers, 
very full and sweet. 

Antoine Mouton. This splendid Rose always 
gives satisfaction. The plant is vigorous and hardy, an 
early and free bloomer. The flowers are of extraordinary 
size and fulness, very fragrant. Color a bright, clear 
pink, reverse of petals silvery rose. 

Baron de Bonstetten. Splendid large flowers, 
very double and full. Color a rich, dark red, passing to 
a deep velvety maroon, highly scented and very beautiful. 

"Baroness Rothschild. This superb variety is 
one of the most beautiful of all Roses. The flowers are 
of immense size, perfect form and exquisite color, a rich 
and lovely shade of pale pink, delightfully perfumed. 
An ideal Rose in every way. Being very difficult to pro- 
pagate, it is always scarce and high-priced. 50 cts. each. 

Black Prince. Crimson, shaded with purple; 
medium size; imbricated; form splendid. 

"Captain Christy. The flowers are of magnificent 
form, very double, and stand erect in their martial bear- 
ing. Color a fresh, delicate pink, with deeper shading in 
the center of the flower, the whole flower possessing a 
bright, satiny appearance. 



"Charles Lefebvre. A splendid Rose. Large, 
full, thick petals, beautifully formed, dark crimson in 
color. Very velvety and rich. 

Crimson Bed tier. Scarlet and crimson; very 
effective and lasting; clean glossy foliage; blooms freely 
from June to November. 

Duke of Teck. A very large double Rose of the 
most brilliant, bright crimson. 

'Emperor of Morocco. An intensely dark Rose 
of velvety maroon. 

*General Jacqueminot. Rich, velvety-crimson, 
changingto scarlet crimson. A magnificent Rose, equally 
beautiful in the bud or open. This is the best known of 
all Hybrid Perpetuals, and is without a rival in fragrance 
and richness in color. 

*General Washington. Perfectly double, large, 
fine form, Color soft scarlet, sometimes glowing crimson. 

Giant of Battles. This is still esteemed as the 
very best rich red Rose. Very large, double, full and 

*Her Majesty. This new Hybrid Rose is of immense 
size, perfect symmetry, and exquisite color, the color 
being a delicate pink, and as large as Paul Neyron. 

*Jeau Liabaud. Fiery crimson, shaded with black, 
very dark flowers, large, full and beautifully formed. 

"John Hopper. One of the most reliable and satis- 
factory Hybrid Perpetuals ever grown. Flowers are 
large, very regular and full. Color a brilliant Rose, 
changing to a bright, glowing pink, shaded with rich 
scarlet. Very sweet, and a profuse bloomer. 

Jules Margottin- Bright, clear cherry red, large 
and very double. A general favorite. One of the best 

* Louis Van Houtte. A rich crimson, heavily 
shaded with maroon, beautifully formed and double 

Magna Charta. A splendid sort; bright, clear 
pink, flushed with violet-crimson; very sweet; flowers 
extra large; fine form; very double and full; a free 

*Mabel Morrison. Pure white petals, thick and 
waxy; a hybrid of Baroness Rothschild; habit good. 

Marshall P. Wilder. Color, bright cherry-car- 
mine; fragrant; of vigorous growth, with fine foliage. 
One of the freest of the Hybrid Perpetuals to bloom; we 
ean recommend this Rose without hesitation. 

Marie Baumann. Bright carmine, flowers very 
large and of exquisite form; free bloomer. In every way 
one of the finest Roses grown. 

*Paul IYeyron. Color, pale, soft rose, violet-shaded; 
flowers immensely large and full; the largest variety 
known, and the most desirable for the garden. 

President Lincoln. Bright, cherry crimson, 
shaded with purple-vermilion; .very full; fine shaped; 

*Prince Camille de Rohan. Deep velvety- 
crimson; a splendid dark sort. 

"ITlrich Briiniier. Bright cerise-red; flowers very 
large and full, and of fine globular shape. In all respects 
a very fine Rose. 



These, for their hardiness and profusion of Flowers, recommend themselves to all lovers of the beautiful. They are 
admirably adapted to cover harbors, walls and any unsightly objects, and are 
always ornamental in any situation. 

Baltimore Belle. Pale blush, nearly white; very double. Flowers in large clusters, the whole plan 
appearing a perfect mass of bloom. 

Climbing Devon iensis. Large, creamy white, shell like petals of great substance, large, full and very 

fragrant. Large plants, 50 cents. 

Climbing Hermosa. An excellent Rose; blooms in fine clusters; large, very double and fragrant; color, 
beautiful clear rose; a constant bloomer. 

Prairie Queen. Clear, bright pink, sometimes with a white stripe; large, compact and globular; very double 
and full; blooms in clusters; one of the finest. 

Seven Sisters. Crimson, changing all shades to white. 

* — 


Captain Jngraham. Deep velvet-purple, very mossy and free bloomer. 

Glory of Mosses. The best of all the colored Moss Roses. Flower bright pink, tinged with crimson. Large 
and globular. 

Luxembourg. Bright crimson-scarlet, double. Very sweet and mossy. 
Perpetual White. Pure white. Best white Moss Rose. 

■ * 


Agrippiun, or Cramoisie Superior. Rich velvety-crimson; moderately double; fine in bud; an excel- 
lent bedding variety; one of the best. 

Banksia (Thornless). White, a strong grower, evergreen. 
Banksia {Thornless). Yellow, violet fragrance, strong grower. 

Cherokee Rose. A hardy, continuous flowering variety, with fine velvety-green buds, pure white flowers in 
clusters; foliage small, dark green. 



These are a special feature with us, and as we grow them in large quantities, we are enabled to sell the choice new 
and high-priced varieties at the same low rate as the standard sorts. Young plants set 
out in the Spring will flower freely during the Summer. 

Small Plants, IOc. each, except where noted: large plant, 25c; per dozen, $2.50. 


Anna Webb. Kich crimson, beautifully fringed. 
American Flag:. Pure white ground, scarlet 
stripes. Small plants, 25 cents. 
Attraction. Bosy scarlet. 

Aurora. Very large pink flower of delightful 
fragrance. Small plants, 25 cts. 

Ben Hnr. Light pink; an exquisite variety. 

Buttercup. Clear soft yellow, streaked with car- 
mine. A grand flower. Small plants, 20 cts. 

Dark Scarlet. Always one of the most desirable. 

Daybreak. Delicate pink. 

Fred Creighton. Very large flowers of lovely 
pink shade. 

Fred Dorner. Finely fringed, deep scarlet flower 
Golden Gate. A fine pure yellow variety. 
Grace Darling;. A clear pink color. Very de- 

Hinzie's White. Creamy white; one of the best. 

J. K. Freeman. A deep cardinal fringed flower 
A continuous bloomer. 

Lizzie JVlcGowan. Very large pure white flow- 
ers, beautifully fringed. 

Portia. Intense bright scarlet flowers. 

President Garfield. Deep scarlet. 

Silver Spray. Pure waxy white fringed flower. 

Springfield. An exquisite shade of pink. Very 

Sunrise. Orange, striped with carmine. 25 cents. 
Thomas Cartlege. Carmine, extremely prolific 

Tidal Wave. Beautiful bright pink flower. Very 

White Dove. A magnificent white fringed variety. 
White Wings. Silvery white. 

CARNATION—" Margaret." 

This new class of Carnations is a most valuable introduction. They are of dwarf habit, very sweet-scented, and 
bloom early and late. They are seedlings, and not more than one out of twelve plants may prove single; they are of 
all colors, and will prove very satisfactory. We offer these in plants, which will flower early in the season, at $1.50 
per dozen, or 15 cents each. 




This magnificent group includes those varieties whose habit is more robust, and the flowers much larger than those 
of the Show Pelargoniums. Their petals are either frilled or fringed, and overlap each other in such a manner that 
they present the appearance of being double. Several of the varieties display a warmth and richness of coloring not 
found in any other class, and their persistency of petal rendering them invaluable as cut flowers. No garden should 
be without some of them. 

Large Plants, 50c; Small Plants, 35c.; 12 Choice Varieties, our selection, $3.50. 

Duke of Albany. Deep rich crimson maroom, margined with rosy lake; light center, surrounded with 
violet rose shading. 

Embassy. Pure white, the two upper petals blotched with deep violet-maroon. 

Jubilee. Pine full flowers, petals bluish pink, upper petals blotched with maroon, surrounded with fiery crimson. 



Alexandre de Napadiewicz. A beautiful 
flower of a salmon-carmine color, margined with white; 
petals blotched with maroon. 

Beauty of Oxton. The upper petals are of a very 
rich maroon, darkly blotched; under petals very dark 
crimson, shaded with maroon; light center; all the petals 
margined with white and beautifully fringed; flowers 
large and full. 

Black Prince. Deep blotch covering greater part 
of petals, shading of reddish color, lighter margin, very 
dwarf and free. 

Captain Rakes. The trusses are numerous and 
large, whilst the individual flowers are large and full; 
upper petals deep fiery crimson. 

Docteur Andre. Blush pink ground, the mar- 
gins of petals elegantly fringed; quite unique. 

Dr. Masters. Large black blotches in the center; 
margin rich crimson; lower petals, small blotch, broader 
margin than upper. Of the dark varieties, this is the 
richest of all. 

Ductless of Bedford. Blossoms purest white 
feathered, spot of delicate rose; petals fringed. 

Elaine. Pure white flower, blotched and feathered 
with purplish-crimson. 

Gloria Patria. Pure white; marked with a few 
light veins of crimson on upper petals; beautifully 

Leonard. Flesh color; upper petals blotched dark 
crimson, under petals spotted. 

Madame Evrard. Very full flower, with beauti- 
ful crispy petals of bright purplish crimson color, spot- 
ted with dark maroon. 

Madame Miellez. Bose color, dark blotch; fine 
large truss; beautifully fringed. 

Madame Thibaut. White blotched, and mar- 
bled with rose; upper petals marked with crimson maroonj 
large white center. Of the light colored Pelargoniums, 
this is the richest and most elegant. 

Princess Maude. 'Orange-carmine flowers, mar- 
gined with white; white center; upper petals blotched 
and feathered with maroon. 

Prince of Pelargoniums. Large flowers with 
elegantly fringed margins; vermilion-scarlet, relieved by 
a blush white center, violet veins; upper petals flushed 

Prince of Teck. Bich deep crimson shaded with 
violet, upper petals blotched and feathered wiih dark 
blackish maroon; center shaded with violet. 

Princess of Teck. Immense semi-double white 
flowers; petals crimped and undulated. 

Prince of Wales. An exceedingly handsome var- 
iety, freely producing good trusses of flowers of a bright 
vermilion color, with light center and edge to the petals, 
the superior ones being marked with light crimson, and 
darkly blotched. 

Queen Victoria. The flowers have peculiarly 
crispy petals; they are not really double, but from their 
fullness of form and extra number of petals they have the 
appearance of being so; the color is of a rich vermilion, all 
the petals broadly margined with pure white, and the up- 
per ones blotched with maroon. 

Triumph de St. Maude. Improved fine red- 
dish maroon, very intense colored blotches. Very hand- 





Large Plants, 40c; Small Plants, 20c; 12 Choice Varieties, our selection, $2.00. 

Agatha. A fine flower of good form; upper petals 
bright crimson, blotched with maroon and margined 
white; under petals blush white, spotted with bright 

Aryon. Upper petals bright crimson, blotched 
with blackish-maroon and edged with rose; under petals 
soft rose, spotted crimson. 

Claudia. Upper petals dark maroon, surrounded 
with crimson and edged bright pink; lower petals bright 
pink; light center. 

Damon. Upper petals bright crimson; blotched 
with maroon; under petals rosy crimson; white center; 
petals edged white. 

Lord Derby. Shaded rose magenta, white margin 
and throat; distinct. 

Mabel. Bark maroon top; narrow edge; a heavily 
painted flower; fine free habit and bloomer. 

Mad. Vibert. Fine dark maroon blotches, border- 
ed fiery red, the flower entirely edged with rose; vigorous 
grower; fine habit and free bloomer. 

Mad. Ph. Zeller- Deep, red blotched on each 
petal with maroon; extremely attractive. 

Myra. Upper petals dark maroon, surrounded with 
bright crimson, and edged with rose; lower petals soft 
pink, spotted with crimson; light center. 

Neptune. Flower rosy purple; upper petals blotch- 
ed and feathered with maroon; under petals spotted with 

Oscar. Upper petals crimson, margined with rose 
I and blotched with maroon; under petals rose, spotted 
crimson; light center. 

Pilot. Bright rosy pink, blotched with dark velvety 
crimson on the upper petals; light center. 

Plateau. Upper petals rich, bright c.imson, 
| blotched maroon; under petals bright crimson, shaded 
dark crimson; light center. 

Itlistic. A tine flower; upper petals rich crimson, 
shaded maroon; under petals rich crimson; light center, 
shaded with violet. 

Starlight. A charming smooth petaled flower of a 
pretty shade of rosy pink, the lower petals spotted with 
fiery crimson, veined with maroon; upper petals blotch- 

j ed with maroon, surrounded with fiery crimson; a most 

> attractive and ornamental variety. 

Vincent. Upper petals maroon, edged with rosy 
crimson; under petals rich, rosy crimson; the center 
shaded with violet. 

Zenobia. Upper petals blackish maroon, sur- 
rounded with fiery crimson and edged with rose; under 
petals rosy crimson, spotted with maroon; rose center. 




We have discarded and weeded out hundreds of varieties, as they have been superseded by better sorts, or have not 
stood the test of time and comparison. Below you will find the cream of all the Chrysanthemums, including those 
that have taken prizes the past season in Chrysanthemum Exhibitions in the leading cities of the United States. 

Small Well-rooted Plants, IOc. each; $1.00 per dozen, except where noted. 

Eeady after March 1st. Book your order at once. 


Ada Spalding. Large globe-shaped flowers, shades 
from pink to a waxy white. 

Annie Dorner. Color, deep carmine, shading to 
creamy white; very double. 

Annie Hartshorn. A superb variety; pearly 
white, changing to pure white. 

August Swaiison. An immense globular flower; 
incurved; red, lined with gold. 

Belle Fortevine. Large, round flowers; petals 
incurved; pure white. A grand variety. 

Bohemia. Very stout stems; beautiful foliage; 
flowers Venetian red. 25 cts. each. 

C. Krtister. Yellowish-pink; flowers large and 

Cleopatra. Very large, pure white, of soft plumy 
appearance. 25 cts. each. 

Cocliineal. A striking shade of dark crimson with 
golden on reverse of petals. 

Colonel W. B. Smith. Immense double flower; 
forms a solid mass of bright golden bronze. 35 cts. each. 

('ill I i il g ford i . Dark velvety crimson, shaded with 
scarlet; petals finely reflexed. 

Domination. A soft 
handsome; one of the finest. 

Doctor Callandrean 
curved and whirled center. 

Dr. H. A. Mandeville- Large, double bright 
chrome yellow; petals long and twisted; beautiful. 20c. ea. 

E. G. Hill. Immense flower; bright yellow, shaded 
bright carmine. 25 cts. each. 

Kda Prass- A fine recurved globular flower; color, 
creamy white, shaded with salmon. 

creamy white; large and 
A soft canary yellow; in- 



deep yellow; incurved; broad 
Large, ball-shaped flower; deep 
White, long graceful petals; 

Eldorado. Rich, 
petals. 25 cents. 
Emma Dorner. 

violet pink. 20 cents. 
Empress of Japan 


E. Molyneux. Deep maroon, reverse bright gold; 
incurved petals. 

Eva Hoyte. An immense double flower of clearest 
bright yellow. A solid ball. 40 cents each. 

George Savage. Flowers large, incurved, pure 
white. A grand variety. 15 cents each. 

Gloriosum. Beautiful yellow lemon; large flat 

Golden Gate. Deep golden yellow, shaded with 
buff; whirled center; fine for exhibition. 

Harry May- Flowers very large; forms a massive 
sphere of deepoid gold, with reddish veins. Fine foliage. 
20 cents each. 

Harry E. Widener- Very finest yellow; fine for 
cut flowers. 

H. F. Spalding. A grand variety; rich apri- 
cot yellow, shading to rose; pineapple shaped flow- 
er. 40 cents each. 

International- Large ivory white flower. 

Ivory. Excellent for pot culture; pure white 
flower; globular shape; fine for exhibition. 30 cts. 

John Lane- A splendid, bright pink; ex- 
ceedingly free bloomer. 

Jessica. It is the earliest large white flower; 
average six inches in diameter. § 

L. Canning- A most exquisite pure white, 
with very large, flat flowers, resembling satin 

Lily Bates. Clear, bright pink; petals broad 
and flat; perfectly double. 25 cents. 

Lillian B. Bird. Flowers of the very larg- 
est size, with full, high center; petals tubular and 
of varying lengths; the flowers when fully open be- 
ing an immense half globe; the color is an exquisite 
shade of shrimp pink. 

Lizzie Cartlege- Extra large, full flower; 
reflexed; dark rose, reverse silvery white. 

Louis Boelimer ( Ostrich Plume ). Large 
flowers; color, deep rose; reverse silvery pink, cov- 
ered with glandular hairs. 15 cents. 

Madame C. Audiguier. Pure, rosy pink 
flowers of the largest size. 

Medusa- A pure white, double flower, of a 
most peculiar form. Flowers appear as if hung 
over with masses of silken thread. 

Mermaid- Very delicate, bright pink; incur- 
ved and globular flower. 25 cents. 

Mikado. A bright terra-cotta red, with yellow 
shadings. 20 cents. 

Minnie Wanamalter. One of the finest white. 

Miss Annie Manda. Flowers perfectly double, 
pure white; incurved. Petals have long hair-like or 
feathery out-growths; very unique; said to be sweet- 
scented. 50 cents. 

Monsieur Charles Lebocqz. Anemone-shap- 
ed; one of the grandest; centers shaped like trumpets, 
shading from dark red to buff. 40 cents each. 

Moonlight. A snow white, large flower, produces 
good flowers in large quantities; one of the best for 

Monadnock. A full bright yellow flower, with 
tubular petals. A beauty. 

Mrs. A. J. Drexel. A very early flowering variety; 
color, crimson-lake. 40 cents each. 

Mrs. Alpheus Hardy ( White Ostrich Plume). 
A pure white; large incurved petals, covered with glan- 
dular hairs. 

Mrs. E. D- Adams. Flowers pure white and very 
large; petals long and twisted. Exhibition flowers meas- 
ure sometimes eighteen inches. 15 cents each. 

Mrs. George Bullock. Immense, white, of ele- 
gant rounded form. 

Mrs. Gov. Fifer. Large, pure white flower; in- 

Mr. Hicks- Arnold. Very floriferons, bearing 
large, very double flowers; old gold color. 20 cts. each. 

tVlrs. Irving Clark. Light pink; flowers large 
and showy. 

Mrs. J. A 7 . Gerard. Beautiful peach-pink, large size 
Mrs. Langtry. Pure white; outside petals quilled. 
Mrs. L. C Madeira- Flower is a perfect globe 
of bright orange; petals quilled. 40 cents each. 

Mrs. Robert Craig. One of the finest whites. 
A perfect, compact globe in shape. 40 cents each. 

Mrs. Winthrop Sargent. Bright straw color; 
large incurved flowers. 

Nymphae- A grand novelty; pure white, finely in- 
curved; sweet-scented. 

O. K. A very large and beau- 
tiful flower; outer petals pink, 
center salmon and yellow: flow- 
ers last for several months. 

Oeta. Outer petals dashed 
with rose, center yellow. A fine 
incurved vaiiety. 15 cents. 

Louis Boehmer — Ostrich Plume. 

25 cts. 

Prince of Chrysanthemums. 

incurved pink variety, with tubular petals. 

Princess. Clear delicate pink; large incurved flower. 

Princess of Teck. White, suffused with pink; 

K. Maitre. A grand variety; inside of petals rosy 
crimson; outside silvery white. Fine for exhibition. 20c. 

Robert Bottom ly Pure white; an elegant flower 
of enormous size, gracefully incurved. 

Robert Craig. Rosy crimson, reverse silvery lav- 
ender; fine incurved flower. 25 cts. 

Robert S. Brown. A magnificent dark crimson, 
double. Fine for cut flower, also for exhibition. 

Rohallion. Petals long, reflexed and twisted; dark 
yellow . 

Rose Queen. Large, incurved flowers, very double 
and compact; delicate rose color. 

Roslyn- A superb, clear rose-pink; cup shape; solid; 
immense in size. 40 cents each. 

Rothwell Hyde- Bed, shaded with yellow; hand- 
some large flower. 

Ruth Cleveland. Delicate silvery pink; petals 
broad and cup-shaped; outer rows reflex, inner rows in- 
curved. 40 cents each. 

Sec General Cassagneau. An extra fine show 
flower of immense size; white, tinted with rose. 

Sulphur Ball. Large globular flower, very double; 
sulphur-yellow. 15 cents. 



Waban . Very large, full flower, of a deep pink color; 
fine for exhibition. 20 cents. 

W. A. IVlanda. Golden-yellow " Ostrich Plume." 
Flowers very large. 40 cents. 

W. H. Lincoln. An immense double yellow flow- 
er; fine for exhibition. 

Yonitza. Flowers erect on stout stems; color, white 
with green tracings. Odd and beautiful. 

Yoshiike. One of the largest; color, brownish-gold; 
petals tubular, spotted at tips, with glandular hairs or 
fringe on reverse. 50 cents. 


Varieties marked with (*) cannot be sent by mail. 



25 cents each. 

Eclipse. This is an ele- 
gant foliage plant, and one of 
the prettiest we know. It is 
new, and the flowers, which 
are produced in profusion, set 
the plant off to good advan- 

Golden Fleece, or 
Golden Bells- The vari- 
ety now offered combines large 
size, fine form, and depth of 
coloring, and will become the 
leading yellow variety. 
Madame Alfred Lagonr. Wide, open flowers 
of a peculiar salmon shade with many veins running here 
and there of bright crimson. Very beautiful. 

Madame Alphonse Rothschild. New. 
Beautiful light cream-colored flowers. An entirely new 
shade. Elegant. 

Madame Chobert. Very dwarf grower, and the 
bloom literally cover the plant. Of a clear pink shade. 

Madame Delaux- Wine color, veined with violet; 
large flowers of a fine form. This is the most distinct of 
the new Abutilons. 

Robert George. A free and continuous bloomer. 
Flowers are broad, their large, overlapping petals incur- 
ved; color, orange, vemed with crimson. 

Scarlet Gem. A rich, bright scarlet. Can't be 

Snow Storm. Pure white flowers, and blooms 
freely. Dwarf. 

Splendens. A beautiful velvety crimson. Very 
rich and pretty. 

Thompson ii Plena. New. Has perfectly double 
flowers that resemble in form a Double Hollyhock. Color 
a rich, deep orange, shaded and streaked with crimson. 
The foliage is delightfully variegated. 


One of the most desirous, hardy herbaceous plants. As 
a cut flower we consider the Anemone invaluable. 

Alba. Pure white, with yellow center and dark eye. 
Very free bloomer. 

Rosea. Dark rose, shaded pink, yellow center, dark 
i eye. Strong plants. 

Rubra. .Red, yellow center, dark eye. 

20 cents each; three varieties, 50 cents. 


Varieties marked (*) by freight or express only. 

'Azalea Mollis. The most brilliant and showy of 
all hardy shrubs— exceeding even the Rhododendron — 
and entirely hardy without protection in all situations. 
The bloom, which varies in color, from the most intense 
rosy-crimson to lemon-yellow, literally covers the com- 
pact spreading plant, forming a hugh bouquet, and which 
remain in perfection for a long time in May and June. 

Massed thay produce an effect that is actually dazzling 
Yellow, red and white. Strong plants, 75c. to $1.50 each 


*Azalea Indica. A greenhouse plant, the flowers 
of which are of unsurpassed beauty, borne in large clus- 
ters above the small leaves; blooms from January to 
April, colors very rich. If selection of varieties is left to 
us we can not fail to please. Our stock of single and 
double ones in white, variegated or solid colors is un- 
usually fine this year. We offer large, fine plants, full of 
buds, from $1.00 to $2.00 each. 


Of these choice flowering plants we have a large stock, 
and can offer them to our patrons very low. 

We have just imported twenty varieties of the best 
European sorts. These are one year old, in fine condi- 
tion, 50e. each, $5.00 per dozen. 

Two year old plants, of European importation, with 
buds, $1.00 each, $10.00 per dozen. 

Three year old plants, of European importation, well 
set with buds, £2.00 each. 

Japanese varieties, well set with buds, large plants, 
double red, white, pink and variegated, 75 cts. to $1.50 


Of these we can offer Snow Wreath, pure white; La 
Favorite, large lavender; Star, dark blue. Large plants, 
30c; small plants, 20c. 


Few hardy plants combine as many good qualities or 
lend themselves as readily to varied uses as the Holly- 
hock. For planting in rows or groups on the lawn or 
interspersing among shrubbery they are invaluable. The 
flowers, which are as elegant in shape as a Camellia, form 
perfect rosettes of the most lovely shades of crimson, yel- 
low, pink, orange, white, etc. They require a deep, rich 
soil, and will repay in quantity and beauty of bloom any 
extra care. We offer a fine assortment in separate colors. 
15 cents each, or 8 for $1.00. 





We keep on hand a good collection of Double Petunias, 
some of them of the most beautiful shades of crimson, 
white, rose, maroon, etc., others blotched, striped, vein- 
ed, bordered, marked and fringed in the most beautiful 
manner imaginable. Price for large plants in pots, 30c; 
small plants for mailing, 20c. 


Auricula. These neat alpine plants deserve more 
extensive cultivation. They are easily taken care of, 
and in Germany or England no one would do without 
them. 25c. each. 

Berberis von Honttii. Very handsome, new 
shrub, white flowers, red berries, very hardy. 50c. 

Bonvardia- These should be cultivated more pro- 
fusely, they flower outside during the entire season, the 
flowers are produced freely; white, red and pink. 25c. 

Blisli Clematis. Producing large clusters of rich 
blue flowers: new and strong. 50c. each. 
* Broom. Yellow; sweet scented. 25c. to 50c. 
Crape Myrtle- Strong; 50c. each. 
Calycanthns Floridus. (Florida Spice Bush) 
very fragrant. 50c. each., 

*"Cytissus. Broom-like evergreen shrubs, producing 
masses of yellow and white flowers. Strong plants, 50c. 

*Daplme- The most fragrant flower under cultiva- 
tion; small plant, 50c; large plant, $1.00. 

Diosilia (Breal/io/ Heaven). Very fragrant, flowers 
white. 25c. to $1.00, according to size. 

*Dentzia gracilis. Flowers white in clusters, most 
graceful; perfectly hardy. 30c. 

Erica (Heath). Very nice evergreen floweriug shrub, 
flowers pink and other colors. 25 to 50c, according to 

Exocliorda Grandiflora. A new highly recom- 
mended flowering shrub, blooming most profusely. 50c. 

Escallonia. Bed and white, beautiful evergreen 
flowering shrubs, 50c 

Hibiscus Miitabilis (Large flowering Mallow). 
Produces flowers 4 to 6 inches in diameter, of a rich 
oreani-shaded rose. 25c. each. 

Hydrangea- These are very ornamental; flowers 
pink, in very large clusters. 25 to 50c. according to size. 

Hydrangea panicnlata- A shrubby Hydrangea, 
pure white, free blooming, 50c, for strong plants. 

Habrof liamniis. Fuchsia shaped flowers of a 
brilliant red color; free bloomer, strong grower. Large 
plants, 50c. 

Laburnum or Golden Chain, so called Shower of 
Gold. 50c. each. 

Lemon Verbena. 25 to 50c. 

Lilacs. White, purple and new double, strong 
plants. 50c. 

Laiuustiiius A most excellent white flowering 
shrub, evergreen. 25c. to 50c, according to size. 

Myrtle- Well-known evergreen, flowers white. 25 
to 50c, according to size. 

Marguerite. Single white, single yellow, single 
blue and double yellow. 25c. 

Malvavisciis. Continuous scarlet flowering shrub; 
excellent against fences and verandas. 25c 
*0|eanrters. Double red, white and Yellow. 50c. 
Polygala. Pink pea-shaped flowers, blooming in 
the greatest profusion nearly all the year round. One 
of the best flowering shrubs. 50c. each. 
"Rhododendrons. These magnificent flowering 
shrubs should be planted in the shade and receive a good 
supply of water. Fine plants in bud, $2.00 each. 

Solatium Capsicum. Jerusalem Cherry, fine 
bushy plants, bearing a profusion of scarlet berries all 
the year round, very pretty. 35c. each. 

Spiraea von Honttii. Bridal Wreath, of dwarf 
bushy growth, flowers early in Spring in greatest profu- 
sion. 35c. each. 
'Snowball*. Strong plants, 50c each. 
Sollya. Pretty blue-bell shaped flowers, evergreen. 
25 cents each. 

Swainsonia alba. White flowering, continuous 
bloomer, very desirable. Small plants, 25 cents; large 
plants, 50 cents. 

Salvia Splendens. Scarlet flowers, continuous 
bloomers. 25 cents each. 

Wallflower. Double, strong. 30 cents each. 
Wiegelia. White and pink free flowering, hardy 
shrubs. Strong plants. 35 cents each. 


25c. each. $2.50 per doz. 

Alice Cronsse, Petals of great size; violet-purple 
and amaranth, very floriferous; extra. 

Alma- Bright salmon-scarlet, the center lit up with 
vermilion in a most pleasing manner. 

Bertlielot. Large, full violet-magenta flowers, of 
good form; very floriferous. 

Chas. Turner. The handsomest Ivy-Geranium 
ever introduced. Florets 2% inches, in trusses 6 inches 
across. The color is a deep bright pink, approaching 
scarlet in color; the upper petals feathered maroon; quite 
double. Awarded numerous certificates. 

Crepnscnle- Bright rosy-salmon flowers, very 
large and double. 

Emile Lemoine- Fine trusses of bright scarlet 

Fionrens. Large irregular flowers, salmon shaded 
with rose; large petals. 

Laplace- Flowers cup-shaped crimson lake; of vig- 
orous habit and extremely floriferous. 


25c. each. $2.50 per doz. 

Alphonse Dandet. A beautiful variety, with 
large trusses of reddish salmon flowers. 

Beauty of Clyffe Hall. Eich, deep orange-scar- 
let, with white eye. 

Bonnat- Large, spherical trusses of brilliant car- 
mine flowers. 

Eden. Large crimson-scarlet flowers, white center: 
top petals maculate ! with orange. 

Fonrnaise- Brilliant orange-scarlet ; enormous 

Jules Ferry. Enormous trusses of dark reddish 
scarlet flowers. 

La Lorraine. Enormous trusses of soft rose 
flowers; good habit. 

Madame Guilbert. Large trusses of pure rose 



M- Herve Maugon- Large flowers, salmon, bor- 
dered with white, dwarf and floriferous. 

Palai«ede L'liidusirie. Soft, rosy pink, -white 
center, surrounded with crimson-scarlet. 

Paul Arene. Very dwarf and floriferous; -well- 
formed and milk white flowers. 

'«s a ^A.BLANC 

Kenan Large trusses of rich apricot-salmon flow- 
ers; very floriferous. 

Soleil Couchant. Bright orange-scarlet, flowers 
large and round, dwarf and floriferous. 

Souvenir de Miraude (The Great Novelty in 
Geraniums). The greatest novelty in New Geraniums 
that has appeared for a number of years is undoubtedly 
Souvenir de Mirande. It is entirely distinct from any 
other variety known, and is quite different from the 
visual marked varieties that have from time to time made 
their appearance. It has round florets, upper petals 
cream white, with a distinct rosy pink border, lower 
petals salmon rose, streaked with pure white. A most 
novel color. It is extremely free-flowering, and produces 
fine trusses of its magnificent blooms. Small plants, 15 
cents; strong plants, 35 cents. 

White Perfection. A free -flowering white variety 
of good habit. 


Of these we cultivate over fifty varieties, all of which 
in flower and habit are all that cau be desired. The best 
and most desirable are the following: 

GERl^IUMS- Standard Varieties. 

Large plants, 25 cents. Small plants, 15 cents. 
Black Prince. Dark purplish crimson. 
Belicane- Vivid scarlet-lake. 

Cosmos. Immense, 
perfectly formed trusses; 
color, salmon with or- 
ange; a fine variety. 

Dazzler- Most in- 
tense scarlet, white eye. 

Gen. Grant. A 

superb bedding variety, 
with very large truss and 
brilliant scarlet flowers. 

Gloire Loraine. 

Fiery scarlet. 

Jubilee- Brilliant 

Poets' Rationale. 

Clear rose, white center, 
perfect flower. 

Queen of Bel- 
gians,. A beautiful, 
clear white of the purest 
quality; fine trusses. 

Shepards' Seed- 
ling-, Beautiful shade 
of cherry-carmine. 


Asa Gray. Salmon, a great favorite, large flowers. 
Bruante. Best scarlet. 
Crimson Velvet. Dark crimson. 
Eimle de Girardin. Clear rose. 
Golden Dawn. Nearly orange-yellow, 
James Vick. Deep flesh with dark bronze shadings. 
JLa Pilote- Brilliant crimson-scarlet, full and free. 
Lombardae- Clear pink. 
31 rs. Hayes. Bright pink, large truss. 
McMahon. Deep pink. 

Sam. Sloan. A very fine velvety crimson; im- 
mense trusses. 
The Swan. Pure white, -very double. 



Cramoise. Double violet amaranth. 
Dianiant- Double lilac. 

Eden Marchii- Pinkish crimson, large flowers. 

Giroflee- Wine red, shaded crimson. 

Gladiator. Deep claret. 

Joan de Arc Pure double white. 

La Rosiere. Double rose. 


Fern Leafed Rose Geraniums. 

Nutmeg Geranium. 

Rose Geranium. Old sort. 

Scarlet Flowering Rose Geranium. 

Variegated Rose Geranium. 


Bronze and Silver. 

Happy Thought. Yellow leaves, green margin. 
Mad- Salleroi. Green leaves, white margin. 
Mrs. Pollack. Tricolor bronze. 




"We describe a few of our leading varieties, which we 
consider the best. 

Large plants, 25c. Small plants, 15c. 

Bismark. Sepals bright red, corolla double, dark 
plum; one of the best; constant bloomer. 

Black Prince- Single, spreading corolla of clear 
pink; sepals waxy carmine; beautiful habit and very free 

Carl Halt. An exquisite single variety, tube and 
sepals white, corolla scarlet, striped white, a great 

Esmeralda. A novel color, sepals bright red. 
corolla double lavender blue, shaded and striped carmine; 

E. G. Hill. Best and largest, double; white. 

Fnlgens. The tuberous rooted Fuchsia, a grand old 
sort which has nearly gone out of existence. It has a 
bulb like a Dahlia, is a stxong grower, and produces large 
clusters of flowers, the tubes of which are four or five 
inches long. Color orange-scarlet. 

General Roberts. A grand new Fuchsia, tube 
and sepals cherry-carmine, corolla single, purple-crim- 
son. Individual flowers fully 3% to 4 inches long; fiow- 
er stem 6 inches long; first-class. 

Mrs. Marshall. Tube and sepals white, corolla 
bright crimson, single; constant bloomer. 

Majestic. An immense flower of great substance; 
tube and sepals pure white; corolla brilliant carmine; 

Procnmbens (Trailing). As a Fuchsia this is in- 
deed a novel and interesting sort, and one of great value 
and beauty, especially for hanging pots and baskets. It 
is probably the prettiest trailing plant in existence. The 
mass of wavy vines cohered with pretty leaves, bright 
flowers and red berries hanging over the sides of a pot, 
basket or vase are exceedingly attractive. The flowers 
are small and show several colors, the anthers being blue. 
The seed vessels grow to the size and shape of robins 
eggs, and change from green to deep crimsoD-red, and in 
this showy condition hang to the vine for six months or 
longer, and are one of the principal beauties of the plant. 

Fuel] sin — Phenomenal. 

Phenomenal- The largest double Fuchsia of 
dark color, tube and sepals scarlet-carmine, corolla 
measuring 2% inches in diameter, of a rich dark blue 

Fuchsia— Storm King. 

Perle von Briiim. A very large double white 
Fuchsia, an elegant flower, one of the very best. 

President Carnot. Free-flowering; of splendid 
habit; corolla double, violet; sepals wine red. 

Rainbow. Another beautiful variegated foliage 
Fuchsia, leaves bronze to red, shaded olive-green and 
yellow. Trained against a wall or fence, or trailing upon 
the ground it forms a beautiful object. 

Redwing- Short tube and bright red sepals; short 
and broad double, rosy purple corolla, flaked with car- 

Storm King. A perfect gem; dwarf habit, sepals 
dark carmine corolla white, shaded rose, a magnificent 
large double variety. 

Snnray. A handsome variegated foliage Fuchsia, ex- 
tremely ornamental, flowers carmine. 

Surprise. Waxy white tube and sepals, corolla pale 
magenta, with dark border. 

Sylvanns. Short tube, and long, rosy crimson 
sepals; bluish purple corolla. 




Although many plants which are generally cultivated in the garden, such as Geraniums, Fuchsias, Heliotropes, etc., 

may also be cultivated succeesfully in the house. 

We confine ourselves here to such plants as are only adapted for the house, and not for the garden. 

Asparagus tenuissimus. 

Asparagus plumo- 

SUS. An elegant new climb- 
ing species, with flat, fern- 
like leaves. Small plants, 
50 cts.; large plants, $1,50. 

Asparagus tenuis- 
simus- Is a very pleasing 
house plant. Its graceful 
branches are freely produc- 
ed, and take the place of 
Sniilax. 25 cents. 


Is a most desirable house 
plant. It will thrive in any 
position and in any soil, 
and always looks well; small 
plants, 25 cts.; large plants, 
50 cents. 


(Pilea maerophylla.) 
A plant of graceful habit, 
resembling a Fern in general apx^earance. It is literally 
covered with small flowers the entire season; a fine bas- 
ket plant. 10 cents. 


Valuable plants for house culture, producing large clus- 
ters of white, pink and scarlet flowers. 25 cents each. 


Of these we have a great variety. Some of them have 
a beautiful foliage, such as the Bex Begonias; others are 
continuous flowering, in white, red and pink. Another 
section combines beautiful foliage, as well as handsome 
flowers, and the clan of Tuberous-rooted Begonias flower- 
ing during the Summer, are the most elegant of all. 

Flowering Begonias 

25 cents. 

Hybrid Begonias. 

With beautiful foliage as well 
as flowering. 25 cents to 50 
cents, according to size. 

Rex or Foliage Be- 
gonias. 25 cts. to 50 cts., 
according to size. 

Tuberous-rooted Be- 
gonias. The immense im- 
provements in these Summer 
flowering Begonias, make 
them now the most desirable 
flowering plants. During last 
Summer our plants produced 
flowers fully two inches in 
diameter, and in the most 
dazzling colors. The double varieties produce flowers 
as double as a Camellia and as large as a Bose. These 
varieties may seem expensive, hut no one will regret the 
price paid, when the plants are in bloom. Price of large 

bulbs of the single varieties, 25 cents; double varieties, 
50 cents. 

Begonia Rex. 

Tuberous-rooted Begonia, Single. 


Double white; fragrant; 50 cents. 


Continuous bloomer. Single, 25 cts.; double, 50 cts. 

(Ladies* Cigar-Plant). 

This is a well-known ever-blooming plant, growing 
about twelve inches in height. The tube of the flower 
is scarlet, with the end white and crimson. 25 cents. 


(Umbrella Plant.) 

This well-known plant, always popular, seems now to 
be in greater demand than ever it was. It well deserves 
the attention it is attracting, for it is pretty, unique and 
striking object. Moreover, it is of very easy culture, grow- 
ing and thriving under almost positive neglect: Being an 
aquatic it is at home in the aquarium, but it succeeds 
equally well as an ordinary pot plant, if only an abun- 
dance of water is given it. Next to Palms this plant de- 
servedly takes rank among the most beautiful and most 
useful foliage plants for house culture. 25c. to 50c. each. 


One of the finest house plants; different colors; very 
handsome. 25 cents. 




The Coleus will give more pleasure at less cost than 
any other plant. Their varied tints of crimson, gold ) 
bronze and green, richly blotched, veined or margined, 
produce a brilliancy of coloring unequalled. We have a 
collection of thirty-five kinds of the most distinct sorts 
out. Leave the selection of varieties to us, as it is hard 
to describe the various tints. 10 cts. each; $1.00 per 

dozen. Large plants 20 cts. each; §2.00 per dozen. 


We have a great many varieties: Maiden Hair, Silver 
Fern, and many others. 25c. to 50c, according to size. 


Single and double, gorgeous flowers. 25 cents to 50 
cents each. 



Ampelopsis Veitcliii. A great improvement on 
the old Virginia Creeper; fast growing in the shade or 
sun. 25 cents. 

Australian Pea Vine. Pink flowers, fast grow- 
ing 25 cents. 

Bignonia. Three kinds; these are rapid growing 
climbers, particularly adapted for a dry, hot climate. 
50 cents each. 

The finest climber 
for the South; beau- 
tiful pink flowers. 50 
cents each. 

Clematis. Large 
flowering, ten varie- 
ties; they are the fash- 
ionable flower of to- 
day, very showy, 
white, dark blue, light 
blue, lavender and 
dark crimson. 75 cts. 

Clematis Vir- 
gin bower, small flow- 
ering, very fast grow- 
ers. 50 cts. each. 

Cliail thus. Scarlet parrots bill, fast growing, very 
bright. 50 cts. each. 

Double Ivy Geranium. Pink and white. 25c. 

Honeysiicliles. English Woodbine, Japanese and 
Chinese, all very fragrant. 30 cts. each. 

Hoya (Wax Plant). Beautiful clusters of fragrant 
flowers. 30 cents. 

Ivies. According to size. 25 to 50 cts. 

Jasmine. Yellow and white; very fragrant. 50c. 

Madeira Vine Roots. 5 cts. 

Moonflowcr. 25 cents. 

Passion Vine. Blue, white and red, all beautiful 
vines; according to size, 25 to 50 cts. 
Roses. See Climbing Roses. 

Solatium (Potato Vine), White flowers in clusters, 
rapid growing climber. 25 cts. 
Siuilax. Per root. 15 cts. 

Tacsonias. Flowers similar to Passion Vine, but 
larger. Scarlet, pink, crimson and rose. 25 cts. 

Tacsonia Buchanan i. A beautiful perennial 
climbing plant, having very large pink flowers. 50c. ea. 
I Tacsonia Von Vol vein i. This beautiful climb- 
er flowers most abundantly for almost the whole year; 


the flowers individually are about five inches in diameter, 
and of the richest scarlet. One of the finest of the Passion 
Flower family. 50 cts. each. 

Wistaria, Purple. 30 cents to 50 cents, accord- 
ing to size. 

Wistaria, Wliite. Pare and beautiful; the flow- 
ers are hanging in large clusters. 50 cts. each. 

Manettia bicolor. The most wonderful new 
vine or plant that has yet been produced. It blooms in 
Winter as well as Summer. It is both a rapid and beau- 
tiful climber. The flowers are from an inch to an inch 
and a half in length, of a most intense bright scarlet, 
shading into flame, tipped with the deepest golden yel- 
low, and covered with a thick scarlet moss. Small plants, 
15 cts.; large plants, 30 cts. 


These are mostly sold by the Dozen or Hundred. 

Acliyrantlius. Bright dark red, 10c. each; $1.00 
per dozen; $7.00 per 100. 

Cent a urea. white, 10 cents each; $1.00 per 

Alternantlieras. Very dwarf; red and crimson, 
10 cts. each; $1.00 per dozen; $6.00 per 100. 

Daisies. Double; all colors; 5 cts. each; 50 cts. per 
dozen; $3.00 per 100. 



Border Pinks. 5 ets. each; 50 cts. per doz. 

Eclieveria {Hen and Chicken), 5 cts. each; 50 cts. 
per doz.; §3.00 per 100. 

Golden Feather. 5 cts. each; 50 cts. per dozen; 
$3.00 per 100. 

Geraniums. Bronze and silver, 10 cts. each; § 1.00 
per dozen; §7.00 per 100. 

Lobelia. Dwarf blue, 5 cts. each; 50 cts. per doz.; 
§4.00 per 100. 

Pansies. Extra. Young; transplanted once; 30 cts. 
per dozen; §2.00 per 100. 

Pansies in bloom; 50 cts. per dozen; §3.50 per 100. 
Polyanthus. Garden Primrose; 10 cts. each; $1.00 
per dozen. 

Sea Pink ( Armeria ) . Very dwarf, requiring no 
trimming; flowers rosy pink; 5 cts. each; 50 ets. per doz.; 
§3.00 per 100. 

Scotch Moss. Very dwarf. Splendid for edging; 
§1.00 per square foot; one square foot would make an 
edging 25 feet long. 

Verbenas. All colors; 10 cts. each; §1.00 per doz.; 
§6.00 per 100. 

Violets. Single, dark bine (best of all); double light 
blue and double white. Small plants, 5 cts. each; 50 cts. 
per doz.; §4.00 per 100. Large plants, 10c. each; §1.00 
per doz.; §6.00 per 100. 


Anemone. Double; 
best colors, mixed. 25c. 
per dozen, §2.00 per 100. 

Anemone. Single; 
best colors. 15c. per doz. 

Crocus. Mixed, all 
colors. 15c. per doz. 

Ranunculus. Mix- 
ed, French. 5 cts. each, 
50c. per doz. 

Tulips. Mixed, early 
single. 5 cts. each; 40 cts. 
per dozen. 

Tulips. Parrot. 5c. 
each; 40 cts. per dozen. 

Tulips. Double. 5e. 
each; 40 cts. per dozen. 

Amaryllis for- 
m O si s si in a*. Large 
orchid-shaped; dark vel- 
vety, crimson flowers. 
25 cts. each. 

A. Hybrida. Large, 
crimson, white striped, 
50 cts. each. 

A. Vallota. Very 
handsome, brilliant scar- 
let flowers, requires the 
same treatment as Gladi- 
olus. 50 cts. each. 
A. Vitatfa. Haudsome species, bearing white 
flowers witn deep rose colored stripe through the center 
of the petals. 50 cts. each. 

Fancy-leaved Caladinms. These plants are 
especially valuable for decorating crnservatories, window 
boxes, and as specimen plants. They are magnificent 
planted in beds out-doors, nothing being more showy. 
The brilliant cardinal-red. cream, pink, white, and 
various shades of green that are displayed in the veinings 
aud blotches of the leaves cannot be obtained in any other 
class of plants. For arranging floral baskets or table de- 
corations they are quite as handsome as any flower. We 
have a tine collection of first-class, distinct; brilliantly 

Single Tulip. 

marked varieties. Price, well-dried bulbs, our selection 
of sorts, 35 cts. each; three for §1.00, by mail post-paid. 

Criniim A ma- 
bile- A magnificent 
plant, with large white, 
star shaped flower of 
delicious fragrance. 
50 cts. each. 

Cyclamen Per- 
sicnni. Extra fine, 
mixed. 25 cts. each, 
§2.50 per dozen. 

Dielytra spec- 
tab i 1 i s ( Bleeding 
heart). 20 cents each; 
§1.50 per dozen. 

Freesia refrac- 
ta alba- This char- 
ming flower has already 
become a favorite, and 
the ready facility with 
which it can be forced 
to bloom makes it high- 
ly prized by florists; 
the flowers are delici- 
ously fragrant and are borne profusely 
per dozen. 

Gloxinia. Finest mixed varieties. 25c. each; §2.50 
per dozen. 

lxias. Finest mixture. 5c. each; 50c. per dozen. 

Lily of the Valley. Strong flowering pips. 30c. 
per dozen; §2.00 per 100. 

Sparaxis. In beautiful mixture; 10 cents each; 
75 cents per dozen. 

Spiraea Japonica. Large clumps of most grace- 
ful habit; white flowers. 20 cts. each; §2.00 per dozen. 

Snowdrops. Single. 20 cts. per dozen. 

Snowdrops. Double. 30 cts. per dozen. 

Tube Roses, The Pearl. Produces large and 
very double flowers on the shorter stems than the com- 
mon variety. Extra strong bulbs. 10 cents each; 75 
cents per dozen. 

Double Tulip. 

25c. each; §1.00 




The following are among the very best, 
freest blooming and distinct Dahlias in 
cultivation. Every one is perfection in 
every respect. They are the best of their 
color. Of all these we have a good stock 
of pot roots, and strong field roots, with 
•which we shall fill orders; but should our 
stock of these become exhausted we will 
send in Spring, strong, thrifty green plants, 
which can be put out for immediate growth 
and bloom. It matters not which you get, 
pot or field roots, or green plants. They 
are all carefully selected, strong and vigor- 
ous, and will do equally well. 

20 cts. each; $2.00 per doz. 

Alice. White and lilac. 

Beauty of the Grove. Buff, edged 
with crimson. 

Cardinal. Deep scarlet. 

Charlotte Dorliug. White shaded 

Chelsea Hero. White, shaded lilac. 
A Pompone variety. 

Coronet. Mottled yellow and red. 

Doodas. Clear yellow. 

Duke of Rochester. A golden yel- 
low, shaded brown. 

Garibaldi. Blackish crimson. 

Guiding Star. Pure white, fringed, 
of perfect shape. Plant bushy and free- 

Hector. Reddish violet. 

Little Cupid. Maroon Pompone. 

Lurline. Shaded yellow, Pompone 
or Bouquet. 

Mrs. Backman. Crimson, flamed 

Mr. Thompson. Buff, striped with 

National. Deep yellow, edged with 
crimson, Pompone. 

Princess Alice. Large, lilac. 

Prince William. Purple, Pom- 

Quad ri co I or. Blotched salmon, 
white and crimson. 

Rose of Gold. Yellow, tipped with 
rose, Pompone. 

Starlight. Orange, tipped with carmine. 

Sophie Howard. Crimson and white. 

Triumph de la Rembois. Yellow, brown and 


White Ball. Pure white. 

White IJedder. Pure white. Tine for bedding. 
Dwarf grower. 

White Lady. White. Dwarf variety; good for pots 


Bright rose colored flowers, splendid for borders and edgings, rock work or baskets. Each, 5 cts.; per dozen, 30 cts.; 
per 100, $2.00. 

PiE O IVIES— Ha r«l y , Herbaceous. 

Herbaceous Pseouies are among the showiest and most useful of hardy plants, and are fast becoming popular with 
the public. They are all hardy, and admirably adopted to our climate. Growing well in almost any situation or 
soil, although the flowers will be finer and the colors brighter if planted in a deep, rich loam, well manured. We 
offer a splendid assortment in twelve distinct varieties. Price, 30 cts. each; $."!.00 per dozen. 


The finest of all Pneonies. Like most Japanese importations, quite hardy and remarkable for their great perfect- 
ion of flowers, both in size and richness of color. They grow to the size of a large shrub, increasing in vigor and 
size of flowers season after season. Choicest imported varieties. Each, $1.50. 


The Tigridia, or Tiger Flower, as it is often called, reminds one much of the Tulip in the brilliancy of its gold and 
scarlet coloring. Its culture is similar to that of the Gladiolus, and for Summer flowering in the garden, the bulbs 
should lie planted out in the Spring. It is one of the easiest plants in the world to cultivate, and is sure to flower 
abundantly in any warm situation. It is a pretty plant for pot culture, and the novelty in this class. Tigridias 
has attracted much attention from amateurs recently. 

Couchi flora. Yellow and orange, with dark spots. Post-paid, each, 10 cts.; per dozen, 75 cts. 

Pa vim i.i. Red, tinted and spotted with yellow. Post-paid, each, 10 cts.; per dozen, 75 cts. 



Milla biflora. One of the loveliest and most 
desirable bulbs. The flowers are nearly 2% inches in 
diameter, of a pure waxy white color, and usually borne 
in pairs; the petals are thick and leathery, of great sub- 
stance, and will keep for days when cut and placed in 
water. 15 cents each. 

ET!" Iris Gennanica. 

^Iris Germanica. One of the most brilliant and 
hardy types of Iris; large flowers, richly marked with 
violet, purple and bronze, broad-leaved. We have a fine 
assortment of varieties; very strong roots. $1.00 per doz. | 

Iris Kaempferi. (Perfectly hardy). The newer 
varieties of this King of Iris, recently introduced from 

Japan, are marvels of beauty and stateliness. Think of 
a plant sending up to the height of three feet a dozen 
flower spikes, each spike bearing from two to four enor- 
mous blossoms eight or ten inches across, and of the most 
delicate and beautiful colors, markings and combinations. 
Think of a bed of all colors — white, indigo, violet, laven- 
der, mauve, sky-blue, royal purple, blush, yellow, etc. 
Your imagination can conceive of nothing grander, and 
when you see them you will realize they are infinitely 
more grand and beautiful than your imagination could 
portray. Such are these new Iris Krempferi, the king of 
hardy perennial plants. Named varieties, our selection, 
20c. each; 6 distinct varieties for §1.00, by mail post-paid. 

Gladiolus Colvillii (The Bride). Hardy, pure 
white. Early, requiring only a slight covering of straw 
or leaves to protect it from the severest frosts. 5 cents 
each; 50 cts. per dozen. 

Mixed Gladioli. The following list of mixed 
bulbs includes inany of the very choicest and most desir- 
able varieties in cultivation. 

Very fine varieties of various shades of red. Per dozen 
75 cents. 

Very fine varieties of light colors and white. Per 
dozen, 75 cents. 

Very fine varieties of rose colors. Per dozen, 75 cents. 
Very fine varieties of yellow. Per dozen, $1.00. 

Single Hyacinth. Double Hyacinth. 

Hyacinths. 10c. each; 65c. per doz.; $5.50 per 100. 
Hyacinths. Single and double. 20 cents each; 
§2.00 per dozen; $15.00 per 100. 
Narcissus incomparable. Double, yellow. 10 
cents each; $1.00 per dozen. 
" Trumpet Major (Single Daffodil). 

10 cents each; $1.00 per dozen. 
" Albo pleno. Double, white. Very 

fragrant. 10 cents. 
" Orange Pheenix. Large, double 

white, orange center. 10 cents. 
" Van Sion. Yellow Daffodil. 15 cts. 
" Gloriosa. Large, single, white; or- 
ange center. 10 cents. 
Grand Primo. White; orange cup. 
15 cents. 

" Grand Soliel d'Or. Golden yellow. 
15 cents. 
Paper White. 10 cents. 



Chinese Sacred 

lvily. This variety is 
one of the prettiest of 
the Tazetta, or Bunch 
Flowering Narcissus, 
and is the sort grown 
by Chinamen for use in 
their New Year festivals. 
The bulbs are very large 
averaging three to four 
inches in diameter, and 
as they throw up sever- 
al stems when well 
grown, the flowers are 
produced in profusion. 
It is very easily grown, bears 
pure white flowers with a lemon 
or orange cup, and can read- 
ily be brought into bloom when 
grown in water. The bulbs we 
offer are the true var'ety. 25 
cents each; $2.50 per dozen. 

■milium Awiatiiin 
(Golden-rayed Queen of Lilies). 
This magnificent variety has 
become one of the standard fav- 
orites of the flower garden, and 
is considered by many the fin- 
est of all Lilies, their immense blooms measuring nearly a 
foot in width when fully expanded. The flowers are pro- 
duced in great profusion, and are deliciously fragrant. Extra 

Liliuni Auratum, 

50 per dozen. 

This superb Lily is entirely 
distinct from all others. The 
perfect symmetry of the en- 
tire plant, foliage and flower 
is wonderful. Its spike of 
scarlet flame-like flowers is 
held erect like a flambeau at 
night. The texture of the 
flower is like a piece of coral 
of the most brilliant red we 
ever saw. Set off with the 
most telling contrast with 
its graceful fern-like foliage 
of Emerald green. The foli- 
age is slender and graceful, 
attenuated from which fact it 
takes its name L. Temiifoli- 
um. It is a native of Siberia 
and of course perfectly har- 
dy. Blooms very early in 
May or early June. Grows 
three feet high when in good 
condition, and has frequent- 
ly twenty -seven blooms. 
Plant in loose soil with good 
drainage, with top of bulb 
three inches below the sur- 
face. 30c. each; four for $1. 

Liliiim Kleeaiis (Thumbergianum Umbellatum). This class are all early, flowering in June; they range 
from four inches high to four feet, with a most varied collection of colors. The flowers are always upright and oup- 
shaped, giving beautiful effect planted in clumps. Finest quality of mixed, embracing an endless range of color, 
form and habit. 10 cents each; $1.00 per dozen, 

i. ilium speciosiim rose II 111 or rubriim. Bose, spotted with crimson. Extra large bulbs, 15 cents 
each; $1.50 per dozen. 

■milium Krameri. Two to four feet high; flowers broadly funnel-shaped, varying from distinct pink or 
blush, to rich, soft rose; spotless and very fragrant. This is a Lily which has few equals. 25c each; $2.50 per doz. 



Lilium speciosum album. Pure white and 
very fragrant. Extra large bulbs, 15 cts. each; $1.50 per 

Liilium Loiisiflorum. A well-known, beauti- 
ful snow-white Lily; very L-agrant. 10 cents each; 75 
cents per dozen. 

Lilium Can did II m. The well-knowD, hardy 
garden Lily, snow-white; fragrant flowers. 10 cts. each; 
$1.00 per dozen. 

liilium tistrimim (Tiger Lily)- Single, orange- 
salmon, spotted back. 10 cents each; 75 cents per doz. 

Lilium tig I ilium (Tiger Lily). Double, bright 
orange flowers, spotted with black. 10 cents each; $1.00 
per dozen. 

Liliiuii Harrisii. This is the handsome, free- 
flowering Eastern Lily of ^ 
Bermuda; invaluable for 
pot culture; its pure white 
flowers being borne in the 
greatest profusion. Fine 
bulbs. 15 cts. each; $1.50 
per dozen. 

Liliiim Leiclitli- 
nii. A beautiful Japan- 
ese species, of neat and ele- 
gant habit; the flowers are 
pure canary-yellow, with 
crimson spots. 50 cents 

Liliiim Humbold- 

tii. A remarkably tine va- 
riety, freely producing fine 
large flowers of a golden- 
yellow color, spotted with 

purple, 25c. ea.; doz. $2.50 Lilium Humboldtii. 

I. ilium pardaliiium. Scarlet, shading to rich 
yellow, freely snotted purple-brown. 25 cents each; 
$2.20 per dozen? 

Lilium pa i' vu in. Curiously shaped canary yel- 
low flowers, spotted with purple. 30c. ea.; $3.00 per doz. 

Lilium Washingtonianum. 

Lilium Wasliingtoiiiaiiiiiii. One of the most 
beautiful Lilies of California; flowers erect, pure white, 
with bright scarlet spots; they are produced in great 
numbers, and are very fragrant; plant one foot deep, in 
well drained soil. 25 cents each; $2.50 per dozen. 


Acacia Molissima Florabuuda. The finest of all the Acacia family; no tree in existence is more charm- 
ing than this new Acacia with its graceful branches, drooping with thousands of great panicles of fragrant golden 

flowers, so thickly massed that the feathery leaves can hardly be 
seen. This variety blooms abundantly the third season from seed, 
and will endure about ten degrees more freezing than the common. 
Acacia molissima. 50 cents to $1.00 each. 

Acacia Lopantlia. A graceful sort, with dark green feath- 
ery foliage ; the most tender of Acacias. 25c. to 50c. 

Acacia Melauoxylon. Make a fine, symmetrical tree, and 
is used for street planting. 25c. to 50c. 

Acacia Decurreus. An elegant tree, with fine, feathery 
foliage. 25c. to 50e. 

A ucubas. Handsome, half-hardy evergreen shrubs, with large 
bright green leaves, beautifully marked yellow. They make splen- 
did conservatory or parlor plants. 

Aucubas Japouica. (Gold Dust Tree.) Leaves large, dis- 
tinctly speckled golden yellow. 50c. 

Aucubas !>lascula iMaculata. Leaves blotched and 
marbled with bright yellow. 50c. 

Aucubas Lanceolata. Leaves lance shaped, glossy dark 
green, producing an abundance of scarlet berries. 75c. 

Araucaria excelsa. Norfolk Island Pine, no doubt the 
finest ornamental tree for this Coast. $1.50 each. Three feet, 
magnificent plants. $3.00 each. 

Araucaria imbricata. Slow growing Chile pine. $1.50 
each. Small plants 75 cents. 

Araucaria Bidwillii. Fine plants. $ 1.00 to SiOO each. 
Araucaria Cuiiiiingliami. Strong plants one foot high. 
$1.50 each. 

Araucaria Cookii. l^feethigh. $1.50each. 
Bracliicliiton. (Australian Flame Tree). Maple like foli- 
age, scarlet flowers, a beautiful evergreen. 50c. 

Buxus sempervirens. (Evergreen box). A small ever- 
green shrub, desirable for edgings to borders, used in ornamental 
Araucaria excelsa. gardening, 25c. each. Seedlings for edging, 6 inches, $3.00 per 100. 



Brugmansia Aiborea. 

Brugraansia Arborea (Angels Trumpet or Wed- 
ding Bell). This one of those plants of which words fail 
to convey a true idea of its magnificence, and people who 
see it for the first time are bound to be delighted far be- 
yond their expectations. It is a hard wooded plant grow- 
ing three to four feet high, and branching. It blooms at 
all times of the year, in a window or conservatory, or it 
can be cultivated in the garden during Summer and win- 
tered in a cellar or pit. The flowers are drooping, bell- 
shaped, of a creamy white color and very sweet. The 
striking beauty of a plant bearing a dozen or more of 
those gigantic flowers cannot be described. They must 
be seen to be appreciated. They bloom very freely and 
.it is not uncommon for a plant to have twenty or thirty 
blossoms open at once. They make magnificent lawn 
plants, and the great fragrance of the blossoms can be 
detected for a long distance. It can be relied upon for a 
profusion of flowers, at Thanksgiving, Christmas and 
New Year's. For church decoration at Easter, or other 
times, it has no superior. It is a very rapid grower and 
thrives under all conditions. We do not know of a plant 
requiring less care and attention than this. It is abso- 
lutely sure to thrive and bloom freely, even when small. 
Plants small enough to go by mail make a very rapid 
growth and will bloom in a short time. Small plants, 
by mail, post-paid, 30c. each. Extra large, by express, 
$1.00 and $3.00 each. 

Ca I yea ii til vis Florid us. "Carolina Allspice." 
Remarkable for the scent of its flowers, which resembles 
that ot ripe fruit. Will grow in almost any soil. Flow- 
ers brown. 25c. to 50c. each. 

Camphora Officinalis. "Camphor Tree." 
From this tree the Gum iCamphor of commerce is ex- 
tracted. A.n avenue of these trees is superb, the tree 
being of upright habit, the top forming a dense crown, 
with glossy light green leaves. 25 cts. to 50 cts. each. 

Cryptomeria Elegans. A distinct form from 
the Japonica, with fine, dense foliage, turning bronze 
brown in Winter. 50c. 

Cryptomeria Japonica (Japan Cedar). A 
beautiful tree from China and Japan, growing fifty to 
sixty feet high, presenting a beautiful appearance. 50c. 

Cupressus Macrocarpa. (Monterey Cypress). 
A tree forty to sixty feet high, with rough bark, spread- 
ing, horizontal branches, with rich, green foliage; very 

ornamental for lawns or parks; also used extensively for 
hedges. 25c. each. Seedlings in Boxes, 15 to 30 inches 
high. $1.50 to $2.50 per 100. 

.Eucalyptus Globulus. "Tasmanian Blue Gum." 
Well-known. One of the most useful of all, and a very 
rapid grower. Planted largely in all warm countries, on 
account of its malaria destroying qualities. Bemarkably 
good for fuel, being easily sawn and split. 25c. each. 
Seedlings transplated in boxes, 15 to 30 inches. $1.50 to 
$2.50 per 100. 

E. Hostrata. (Bed Gum). A rapid growing tree, 
100 to 150 feet high; stands heat and considerable cold 
without injury. 25c. Seedlings in box. $2.50 per 100. 

E. Citrioriora. (Lemon-scented Gum.) A fine 
ornamental tree, with lemon scented foliage, supplying 
also an useful timber. Being a native of Queensland, it 
is more tender than most other kinds. 25c. 

E. Ficifolia. (Scarlet-flowered Fig-leaved Gum). 
The most ornamental of the family. Flowers bright 
crimson, produced well above the foliage. One of the 
most effective trees in cultivation. 50c. 

Ferns. We have a great many varieties, Maiden 
Hair, Silver Fern, and many others. 25c. to 50c, accord- 

Grevillea Robusta. 

Grevillea Uobusta. (Australian Silk Oak.) A 
splendid fern-leafed, evergreen plant, which makes a 
magnificent pot plant for all sorts of decorative purposes. 
In conjunction with Palms and Ferns, or in an ordinary 
collection of house plants, it is at once striking and grace- 
ful. It will resist drought to a remarkable degree, and 
is therefore well adapted to withstand the dust and heat 
of living rooms. Flowers golden yellow. Planted out 
in this state it soon forms a magnificent lawn or shade 
tree. Also makes a superb pot plant for the piazza. 
Price of fine pot-grown plants, 20c. each. Extra line and 
strong, by express, 35c. each. 

English Holly. 50c. to $1.00. 

English Laurel. 50c. each. 

Ficus Elastica (India Rubber Tree). Very large, 
smooth, leathery leaves, evergreen foliage. Generally 
esteemed one of the liuesl house plains grown, the plant 
attaining a large size and tree-shape. Each new leaf is 
enclosed in a long, coral-red envelope, looking like a great 



red flower bud. A very fine plant for the lawn or bay 
window. Price, fine plants, 50e. to $1.00 each, accord- 
ing to size. 

Italian Cypress. A tall, tapering, conical tree, 
with straight branches lying close to the stem, much 
esteemed for single specimen and arches. 25 cents to 
50 cents each. 

Loquat (Japanese Plum). 50c. each. 

L>aiirestiiiiis. An evergreen shrub with bunches 
of white flowers; makes fine edges. Price, 25 cts. each. 

Melia Azederacli Speciosa. "True Texas Um- 
brella Tree." Of very rapid growth, with long pinnate 
leaves, and wood of a reddish color, resembling the ash, 
durable, and makes excellent fuel. Thrives in dry soils. 
Very valuable for avenue plauting. 25c. to 75c. each. 

Magnolia gramliflora. A magnificent evergreen 
with exquisitely fragrant flowers; thrives best in rich, 
light soil. The superior stateliness of form and splendor 
of growth, the size and richness of their foliage, and 
lavish yield of fragrant flowers, all tend to place it in the 
foremost rank among hardy, ornamental trees and shrubs. 
50c. to §3.00 each. 

Namlina domestica. A most charming and 
graceful shrub or tree from Japan; foliage like a fern; 
flowers white. 50c. to $1.00. 

Pittosporiim Eugenoides. A. valuable ever- 
green for lawns, parks or cemeteries; of graceful form 
and bright light green foliage, which, in contrast with 
the dark colored branches, makes a fine effect. It is 
suitable for tall garden hedges. 25c. to 50c. 

Pittosporiim Tobira. A handsome evergreen 
shrub with shining dark green, oblong leaves, borne in 
whorls. The bush is of a uniform globular shape, and 
almost completely covered in Summer with charming 

white flowers resembling orange blossoms, and fully 
equal in fragrance. 25c. to 50c. 

Pittosporiim Uiidulatum. A native of South- 
eastern Australia. Handsome evergreen, with highly 
fragrant flowers. Produces a wood well adapted to 
turners' purposes, and also as a substitute for boxwood. 
25c. to 50c. 

Pittosporiim Crassifolia. A noble shrub of 
upright and rapid growth; with grayish-green, heavy 
foliage and dark brown, nearly black, sweet-scented blos- 
soms. 50c. 

Pepper Tree. 25to50c. Large plants, 6ft., $1.00. 

Plumbago Capensis. A most valuable old plant; 
can be kept in bush form or trained as a climber. Flow- 
ers light sky-blue, produced continually. Stands drouth 
and water, and the brightest sunshine. Should be cut 
back now and then, to produce more young shoots, on 
which the flowers are borne. 25c. to 50c. 

Pinns Insignis (Monterey Pine). A very orna- 
mental tree for parks or lawns; grows from sixty to sev- 
enty feet high, of rapid growth, and has beautiful, green 
foliage. 25c. (Seedlings in boxes, per 100, $4.50). 

lletinispora (Japan Cypress). This is a most in- 
teresting family of evergreens, mostly of dwarf habit, and 
particularly suited to small places. Many have yellow or 
white shades in the foliage, which makes them very 
showy. 50c. to $1.00. 

Taxus Hiberiiica (Irish Yew). Peculiarly up- 
right in growth; like a bundle of closely packed branches; 
deep blackish green foliage; very beautiful and valuable. 
$1.00 to $2.00. 

Tliuja anrea (Golden Arbor Yitae). A variety of 
the Chinese, nearly spherical in outline, with bright yel- 
low tinged foliage. Beautiful. 75c. to $1.00. 

.-. AND YUCCAS .■ 

Areca Baneri [Seaforthia robustu). A very hardy variety, with large 
handsome leaves. Small plants, 25 cents each. 

Areca Intescens. A variety species with elegant yellowish green stems, 
plume-like glossy green foliage. Very hardy. 
Large plauts, $3.00 each. 

Hraliea ednlis. A new variety of Fan 
Palm from Guadaloupe Island. Large plants, 
$3.00 to $5.00 each. 

Hraliea tilameiitosa (Pritchardiafilamen- 
tosa — Washingtonia fllifera) . The hardy Califor- 
nia Fan Palm, a hardy, vigorous growing plant; 
foliage very regular, of a bright green, deeply and 
regularly pinnated, the margins of each being 
covered with pith hair-like, long filaments, giving 
them a very remarkable appearance from other 
Fan Palms. They are beautiful decorative plants 
in all respects, either for in or out-door use. 
Plants 1 to 1% feet, 50 cents each; plants 2 to 2% 
feet, $1.00 each; extra large plants, $3.00 to 
$5.00 each. 

Bra Ilea Glanca (Blue Palm). A very or- 
namental Fan Palm of robust habit. The leaves 
are bright green, glaucous beneath. New and 
rare. Fine specimen plants, $5.00 each. 

Coryplia Australia (Livistonia). A very hardy Australian Palm; foliage dark green; very symmetrically and 
regularly slit, the segments partly doubled from base of petioles or leaf-stalk, which is thickly armed with crooked 
pines. Small plants 25 cents each; plants 1 to 1% feet high, $1.50 to $2.00 each. 

Cliamaerops Humilis. A Fan Palm of dwarf habit; it is a native of Southern Europe; very hardy. A 
splendid specimen for the lawn. Small plants, 25 cents each; plants 1 to 1% feet high, 75 cents to $1.50 each. 

Chamaerops excel*a. One of the hardiest of the Fan Palms; foliage dark green; the segments of the fan- 
shape leaves deeply cut the edges covered with toothlike spines; grows from 15 to 20 feet high, very desirable for 
out-door decoration. Small plants, 15 cents each; fine plants 2 to 3 feet high, $1.50 to $3.00 each. 

Kentia Balmoreaiia. This fine Palm is a valuable addition to our collections; its leaves are pinnate, dark 
green, and so beautifully crisp, as to gain for it the name of the "Curly Palm." It is very elegant and graceful in 
habit; a native of Lord Howe's Island, where it attains a height of 40 feet. Small plants, 25 cents each. 

Areca Baueri. 

Areca lutesceus. 



Phoenix Canariensis. The handsom- 
est and hardiest species of the Date Palm fam- 
ily. Being a rapid grower, it soon develops into 
beautiful specimens, with pinnate, dark green 
leaves from 6 to 12 feet long, the divisions linear, 
lance-shaped, very much pointed. It and the 
following varieties comprise the grandest orna- 
ments of our gardens, parks, and lawns, con- 
tributing a graceful and charming tropical 
appearance to any landscape. It is fully as hardy 
as the native Fan Palm, and differing so widely 
from that variety in its habit of growth, color, 
and style of foliage, a finer contrast cannot 
readily be imagined when the two are planted 
'J. either opposite or alternately in rows. Small 
plants, 50 cents to $1.50 each; large specimen 
plants, $3.00 to $8.00 each. 

Phoenix Keclinala. A very fine large 
growing species; the stem becomes stout and 
tall with age; leaves pinnate; largely used in 
Nice, Canne, and in the so\ith of France, for 
avenues; also the best for that purpose here; a 
native of the Cape of Good Hope; hardy. Small 
plants, 25 cents each; plants 1 to 1% feet high, 
$2.00 to $2.50 each. 

Chamterops excelsa. 

Phoenix Tennis. This is a very hsrdy Date Palm, very desirable 
and elegant, bright sea-green. Small plants, 25 cents each. 

Ha phis flabelliformis. China and Japan. A hardy little Cane 
Palm, which suckers from the roots like the bamboo, and forms a dense 
clump of canes. A delicate and graceful little plant, only three or four 
feet in height when full grown. 75 cents to $3.00 each. 

Sea fori hi a elegans. Leaves dark green, the leaf-stems rather 
stout at their base, pinnate, lanceolate and narrow bifid at the apex, the 
whole plant perfectly smooth, on a cylindrical smooth whitish green stem. 
A most elegant species. Plants, 2 to 3 feet high, $2.50 to $3.00 each. 

1'hoBiiix Canariensis. 

Mnsa Ensete. The noblest of all plants is the great Abyssinian 
Banana. The fruit of this variety is not edible, but the leaves arc magni- 
ficent, long, broad and massive, of a beautiful green, with a broad, crimson 
midrib; the plant grows luxuriantly from 8 to 12 feet high. It grows 
rapidly and attains gigantic proportions, producing a tropical t ft'ect on the 
lawn, terrace or flower garden iu one season. Plauts, 50c. to $1.00 each. 

Musa Ensete. 



Cycas revoluta. 

Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm). A tine decorative 
Palm, for out-door planting, does well in the open ground, 
and stands without a rival as a decorative plant for in- 
door or out-door use. The leaves are in great demand 
for floral decoration. Small plants, by mail, 50cts.each; 
large plants, SI. 00 to $5.00 each. 

Dracaena Iudivisa. 

Draeaeua linlivisa. A fine plant for out-door 
planting in California, and much in use for lawns, aven- 
ues and parks. The small plants are fine for window 
decoration. Small plants, 25 cents each; large plants, 
75 cents to §1.50 each. 

Dracaena latifolia. A fine in-door decorative/ 
plant. Small plants, 50 cents each. 

Dracaena congesta. Broad-leaved; a fine in-door 
decorative plant. Price, $1.00 each. 

Dracaena A ustralis (Broad-leaf). An exceeding- 
ly handsome and ornamental tree, with fine, broad foli- 
age. Large plants, 75 cents; small plants, 50 cents each. 

Yucca aloefolia (Spanish Dagger). Very orna- 
mental flowers, produced on a strong stem, from 10 to 20 
feet high. Small plants, 25 cents. 

Yucca aloefolia variesata. Leaves striped 
with white, very ornamental. Small plants, 50c. each; 
specimens, extra large, $5.00 each. 

Yucca lilaiuentosa. Producing tall flower- 
spikes of snow white, bell-shaped flowers. Small plants, 
25 cents each. 

Uieksouia Antarctica. 

Dicksouia Antarctica (Tree Fern). For de- 
corative plants, the Tree Ferns are unsurpassed for hall, 
parlor or church decoration. We have a large importa- 
tion from New Zealand, which we can offer tine plants 
from 2 to 6 feet high. Price on application. 

So Orders for Trees filled for less 
than One Oollar. 

It takes several days to fill a Tree Order from the Nursery; but will be executed and forwarded as soon as possible. 
When customers order long lists, containing less than six of a variety, single rates will be charged; more than six 
or less than 50, will be charged at dozen rates; 50 of one variety charged at 100 rates; 500 will be charged at 1000 rates. 
Trees are free from scale and other insect pests. 
Packing charges for less than 100 trees will be 25 cents. 

AGREEMENT. — It is hereby mutually understood and agreed upon, between COX SEED AND PLANT CO., and 
the Purchaser of Nursery Stock, that in case of any variety proving untrue to label, through any eiror, the Company 
will not be held liable for any sum greater than that originally paid for said stock. 





Price.— One year old, extra size, 25c. each, $2.50 per 
dozen, $18.00 per hundred; one year old, 20 cts. each, 
$2.00 per dozen, $13.00 per hundred. 


Early Harvest. Pale yellow; fine for eating and 

Gravenstine. Beautiful; large striped. 

Red Astrachan. Large; deep crimson. 

Red June Carolina, Small or medium; deep red. 

White Astrachan. A good market sort. 


Alexander. Large; mottled with red. 

Fall Pippin. Very large; rich yellow. 

Glori Mundi. Very large; greenish yellow; valuable 
for cooking and drying. October. 

Haas (New). Tree a fine, strong grower, and very pro- 
ductive; fruit medium to large; skm smooth, pale, green- 
ish yellow, shaded with dark red; flesh white, sometimes 
a little stained; fine grained; juicy, mild, and subacid; 
very good. September to November. 

Hoover. Large; dark red; juicy, acid, crisp, very 
highly esteemed. October and November. 

Jonathan. Red, tender, juicy and sweet. 

King of Tompkins Co. Large, red. 

Rambo. Streaked yellow and red. 

Red Bietigheimer (New). A rare and valuable Ger- 
man variety; fruit large to very large; roundish, inclining 
to conical; skin pale, cream-colored ground, mostly cov- 
ered with purplish crimson; flesh white, firm, subacid, 
with a brisk, pleasant flavor; tree a strong grower, and 
an abundant bearer; one of the largest and handsomest 
apples and worthy of extensive cultivation. 

Bhode Island Greening, 

Roxberry Russett. Popular in New England. 

Twenty-ounce (Cayuga Red Streaked ) . A very large, 
roundish, striped apple, of medium quality, rather coarse 
ground, but a brisk, sprightly, subacid flavor. October, 


Baldwin. Well-known; large; red apple. 
Ben Davis. Large; yellow, red streaked. 
Bell Flower. Large; yellow. 
Esophus Spitzeiiberg. Large; red. 
Hubbardaton Nonsuch. Large; striped with yellow, 
and rich. 
Lady Apple. 

Lawver (New). Large, roundish flat; mild subacid; 
very heavy and hard; beautiful dark red; handsomest of 
all the extra late keepers; very valuable as a late market 
sort; tree a vigorous grower, and very hardy; bears well; 
very promising late market variety. December to May. 

Nickajack. Southern apple. 

Newton Spitzenberg ( Vandevera). Yellow, striped 
with red. 

Northern Spy. Large; yellow, red striped. 
Rome Beauty. Large; yellow, red striped. 
Swaar. Large; good table apple. 
Smith's Cider. Large; mottled red and yellow. 
Wagoner. One of the best apples. 
White Winter Pearmain. Large; pale yellow. 
Winesap. Medium size; dark red, striped. 
Yellow Newton Pippin. This is the best California 
winter apple. 


Hyslop. Large; red; fine for cooking or cider. 
Red Siberian Crab. A beautiful little fruit; Highly 
esteemed for preserving. 

Yellow Siberian Crab. Beautiful; golden yellow. 


Price. — Extra size, 25c. each; $3.00 per dozen; §17.00 
per hundred. 


Bartlett. Large size; clear yellow skin; flesh fine 
grained, buttery, very juicy, with a high aromatic flavor. 
The best early pear. Very valuable for market and can- 

Beurre Giffard. Medium; yellow. 
Clapp's Favorite. Large; yellow. 


Belle Lucrative. Medium size; melting, rich, deli- 

Beurre Bosc. Large, russet pear. 
Beurre Clairgeau. Large; valuable for market. 
Beurre Diel. One of the largest pears; a rapid grower. 
Beurre Hardy. Large; greenish; a good shipper. 
Beurre Superfine. Large; yellow, juicy, subacid- 

Columbia. A large, showy fruit. 
Duchesse d'Angouleme Very large. 
Doyenne du Cornice. Large; fine yellow. 
Flemish Beauty. Large; pale yellow, with reddish 
brown cheek. 

Howell. Large, handsome, sweet, hardy and produc- 

Keiffer's Hybrid. 

Keiffer's Hybrid. 40 cents each; $4.00 per dozen. 

Louise Bonne de Jersey. A large, handsome pear; 
yellow, with dark red cheek. 

Seckel. Small, yellowish brown; the richest, highest 
flavored pear known. 

Urbanista. A large, melting, buttery pear. 


Beurre Bretonneau. Large golden. 

Emile d'Heyst. Fruit very large, oblong, pyriform; 
skin clear yellow, with brownish cheek in sun, netted 
and patched in sun with russet; flesh yellowish white, 
fine grained, juicy, melting, rich and excellent; a good 
keeper. December. 

Easter Beurre. Fruit large; flesh melting. 

Glou Morceau. Large; yellow. 

Josephine de Malines. Medium to large size; pale 
straw color. 

Pound Pear. A monstrous pear. 

P. Barry. This pear was originated by the late B. S. 
Fox, of San Jose, and is acknowledged by our best judges 
to possess qualities unequalled by any of our long keep- 
ing pears. It is large, deep yeilow, nearly covered with 
a rich, golden russet; rltsh whitish, firm, juicy, melting 
sweet, slightly vinos and rich; an early and prolific bear- 
er, December and January. 

Winter Nellis. 

Winter Seckel, (Dana's Hovey.) 




Price.— Extra size, 30c. each; $2.50 per dozen; $15.00 
per hundred. 


Belle de Choisy. Medium size; amber. 
Early Richmond. Good for drying. 
May Duke. Large; dark red, tine flavor. 
Reiue Hortense. Very large; red. 


Bauman's May. Small; heart-shaped, dark red. 

Bigarraau Cleveland. Large; clear red. 

Bigarreau Napoleon. (Royal Ann). Very large; 
amber. 40 cents each; §3.00 per dozen. 

Bigarreau Rockport. Large; bright red. 

Black Tartarian. Very large; bright black. 

Coe's Tssnaparent. Medium size; pale amber. 

Governor Wood. Large; light yellow shaded with red . 

Knight's Early Black. Large; black, rich and sweet. 

Luelling (Black Republican). A new cherry from 
Oregon, supposed to be a cross between the Napoleon 
Bigarreau and Black Tartarian, having the solid flesh of 
the former and color of the latter. Very late and good. 

PEACHES (Freestone). 

Price. — One year old, extra size, 30c. 
each; $3.00 per dozen; $20.00 per 100. 

Alexander. Medium size, white flesh, 
with clear red cheek; ripens here 10th of 
June; the earliest shipping peach. 

Briggs Red May. Large, red, early. 

Early Crawford. Large, yellow. 

Early Strawberry. Medium size. 

Hale's Early. Medium size, flesh white. 

Late Admirable. Very large ; flesh 
greenish white. 

Late Crawford. Large yellow peach. 

Morris White. Rather large, creamy 
white; very fine for canning. 

Muir. This very remarkable peach or- 
iginated with G. M. Thissel, of Winters, 
Cal., who gives the following description: 
"I believe it to be a seedling from the Early 
Crawford, though the tree does not re- 
semble the Crawford; the leaf is more like 
a willow. It is an excellent bearer, does 
not curl. The fruit is large to very large; 
is a very free stone; never saw one stick to the pit. It is 
a fine shipper, and one of the best canning peaches in 
the United States. It requires but little sugar, and 
many pronounce it sweet enough without any. As a 
drying peach, it excels all others ever introduced. 

Old Mixon Free. Large, flesh white. 

Piquet's Late. Large, yellow; red cheek. 

Susquehanna. A large, handsome variety, nearly 
globular; skin rich yellow, with beautiful red cheek; 
flesh yellow, sweet, juicy, with a rich vinous flavor. 

Salway. Large, yellow with red cheek. 

Smock's Late. Orange, red at stone. 

Ward's Late. Large, white, with red cheek. 

Waterloo. Specimens measured ten inches in cir- 
cumference. 35c. each; $3.50 per dozen. 

PEACHES (Cliugstonesj. 

Heath. Very large; flesh greenish white. 
Lemon. Large; flesh yellow. 

McKeevitt's Cling. Originated with Mr. McKeevitt, 
of Vacaville, California, who says of it: " When grown 
under ordinary circumstances, it is useless to look 
further for a better white cling-stone peach; it is very 
large, thick-meated, white to the pit, smooth surface and 
thin skin. Tree very vigorous and heavy bearer, does 
not curl. Very profitable for canning and market." 

Newington. Large; white. 

Nichols' Orange. A large yellow cling, with purple 
cheek. It was introduced by Mr. James Shinn, of Niles, 

as a healthy, vigorous, and productive variety, in every 
way worthy of extensive cultivation. 

Orange Cling. A very large, roundish fruit, yellow 
flesh; excellent for market or canning. 

Old Mixon. Large; flesh white. 

Sellers'. A variety of Orange Cling of the largest size, 
raised by Mrs. Sellers, of Antioch; skin tine yellow, with 
a dark red cheek; flesh yellow, firm, very juicy and rich; 
a very desirable sort for canning. d-^— -v."" 1 

Tuscan Cling. A very large, yellow cling, ripens 
same time as Early Crawford; a tine shipper, and its 
early ripening makes it very valuable. 

Black Tartarian. 


Price. — Extra size, 30c. each; $3.00 per dozen; $15.00 
per 100. f£gp For varieties see below. 

Hemskirke. A large and very fine Apricot. 

Large Early. Large, juicy and rich. 

Moorpark. Largest size; rich yellow. 

Royal. A fine early variety, popular in many places 
as a regular bearer. 

Shipley (Blenheim). Above medium; flesh juicy and 


Price.— Extra size, 35c. each; $3.00 per dozen; $25.00 
per hundred. 

Cherry Plum. Very early; red, sweet. 

Coe's Golden Drop. Large; oval; yellow. 

Coe's Late Red. Medium size; round. 

Clyman. Originated in Napa Valley; mottled reddish 
purple with beautiful blue; free-stone; flesh firm, dry 
and sweet; valuable for shipping on account of its extreme 
early ripening, being fully two weeks ahead of the Peach 
Plum, and almost as large. Very prolific. 

Columbia. Very large; purple; round. 

Damson. Small; purple. 

Early Golden Drop. Small; yellow. 

General Hand. Very large; yellow. 

Green Gage. Small; nearly round; green. 

Ickworth's Imperatrice. Medium size; purple. 

Imperial Gage. Medium size; oval; greenish. 



Jefferson. Large; oval; yellow. 

Kelsey Japan Plum. Fruit very large, as large as 
an ordinary Peach; roundish, or inclined to be conical; 
color greenish yellow, with faint red cheek; adheres 
closely to the pit, which is very small; flesh firm and 
juicy; it is the best keeper known. We know of no plum 
that can be shipped so long a distance. 

Peach Plum. Very large; reddish brown. 

Quackenboss. Very large; nearly black. 

Red Egg. Large; deep red. 

Victoria. Beautiful; light purple color. 

Washington. Large; round; pale yellow. 

Yellow Egg. Very large and sweet. 


Price.— Extra size, 30c. each; $3.50 per dozen; $20.00 
per hundred. 

Bulgarian. A variety cultivated in Alameda County 
under this name; above medium size; almost round; dark 
purple; sweet and rich, with a pleasant acid flavor. Tree 
a vigorous grower, and an early, regular, profuse bearer. 
Valuable as a dried fruit. 

French Prune (Petite dAgen). Well-known variety, 
extensively planted for drying. 

German Prune (Common Quetsche). From this vari- 
ty the. dried Primes exported from Germany are made. 

Golden Prune. Originated from seed of the Italian 
Prune; somewhat larger than its parent, of light golden 
color, exquisite flavor, and dries beautifully, the dried 
fruit averaging twenty-four to the pound. It is easily 
peeled, and separates readily from the stone, which is 
quite small for the size of the fruit. The tree is a beau- 
tiful grower, with a heavy dark green foliage, and abun- 
dant bearer. 

Hungarian Prune (Crosse Pruns dAgen). Very'large; 
dark red; juicy and sweet. 

Robe de Sargent. The celebrated Pruneau d'Argen; 
fruit medium size, oval; skin deep purple. 

Silver Prune Of its large size, handsome appearance 
and superior flavor. 

Tragedy Piune. A new Prune originated by Mr. 
Kunyon, near Courtland, in Sacramento County. It 
would seem to be a cross between the German Prune and 
Duane's Purple. Fruit medium size, nearly as large as 
the Duane Purple; looks much like it, only it is more 
elongated; skin dark purple; flesh yellowish green, very 
rich and sweet, frees readily from the pit. Its early 
ripening (in June) makes it very valuable as a shipping 


Price.— Extra size, 30c. each; $3 00 per dozen; $20.00 
per hundred. 

Boston. Large; oval; yellow. 
Early Nawington. Large; pale green. 
Hardwicke. Large; pale green; red cheek. 
New White. Large; white. 
Stanwick. An English variety. 


Price.— Extra size, 35c. each; $3.00 per dozen; $20.00 
per hundred. 

Apple or Orange. Large; bright yellow; abundant 

Angers. Large; yellow; late. 
Portugal. Large size; orange color. 


Price.— Extra size, 35c. each; $3.50 per dozen; $25.00 
per hundred. 

Black Ischia. Medium size; dark violet; very sweet 
and luscious. 

Brunswick (Smyrna). Very large; yellow; rich and 
. excellent flavor. 

California Black. Large; dark purple; very produc- 

White Adriatic. This variety takes the lead of all 
Figs planted in California, and has of late years proved 
the most profitable Fig grown. The best dried Figs have 

been produced from this variety. Tree a strong and 
healthy grower; fruit above medium size; skin white and 
thin; pulp red, fine, exceedingly aromatic, and changes 
to an amber color when dried. 

White Ischia. Small; high flavor; good; early bearer. 


Price. — Extra size, 30c. each; $3.00 per dozen. 

Duchess, or Paper Shell. Fruit large; shell thin. 

IXL. Large kernels, soft shell; tree is a strong, up- 
right grower. 

King's Soft Shell. Shell very thin and soft. 

Lanquedoc. Soft shell; extensively planted in Cali- 

Nonpariel. Large, full kernel, thin shell; tree of a 
weeping habit, and a strong grower, 

Ne Plus Ultra. Similar to above, but of different 
habits of growth. 


American Sweet Esteemed in the East for its sweet 
flavor. 50c. each; $5.00 per dozen. 

Japan Mammoth. Nut of immense size and good 
quality; tree bears young. 50c. each; $5.00 per dozen. 

Marron de Lyou. A large French variety. 50c. ea. 

Marrou Combale. Not so large but more productive 
than the former. 50c. each. 

Spanish or Italian. A highly ornamental tree, with 
excellent fruit. 40c. each; $4.00 per dozen. 


Kentish Cob. Oblong and somewhat compressed, of 
a brown color, kernel full and rich, a great bearer. 50c. 
each; $5.00 per dozen. 

Purple Leaved. An ornamental shrub as well as pro- 
ductive of fruit. 50c. each; $5.00 per dozen. 

Red Hazel. Medium size, shell rather thick. 50c. 
each; $5.00 per dozen. 


Black American. This species of Walnut is a stately 
forest tiee in the East; makes a fine shade and orna- 
mental tree; produces large crops of rich nuts. 40c. 
each; $4.00 per dozen. 

Black California. A native species valuable for its 
timber. 25c. each; $2.50 per dozen. 

Butternut (White Walnut). A well-known native spe- 
cies. 50c. each; $5.00 per dozen. 

Dwarf Prolific (Praeparturiens). This is a dwarf 
growing, and very early bearing variety. 40 cts. each; 
$4.00 per dozen. 

English or Maderia Nut. Is a fine lofty tree and 
bears crops of large and excellent nuts. 35c. each; $3.00 
per dozen. 

Pecan Nut. Tree beautiful, the nut is oblong and 
smooth, kernel sweet and highly flavored. 50 cts. each; 
$4.00 per dozen. 

Santa Barbara Soft Shell. A variety originating 
with Joseph Sexton, of Santa Barbara, Cal. The tree is 
a vigorous grower, an early and abundant bearer; the 
nut is large, the kernel white, sweet, and readily extract- 
ed, the shell being easily broken. 50c. each; $4.00 per 


Price. -One year, 10c. each; $1.00 per dozen; $4.00 
per hundred. 

Black Hamburg. Bunches and berries large; black, 
very sugary and rich. 

Black Malvoisa. Bunches large and long; good for 
wine and table use. 

Black Morocco. Very large, rich, sweet. 

Buckland Sweetwater. 

California Black. The well-known Mission Grape. 
Canon Hall Musaat. Medium size, white grape, 

very sweet. 

Flame Tokay. A magnificent, large, red grape. 
Golden Hamburg. A new variety; lurries large; white 
and juicy, sweet and rich. 
| Lady Downs. Black, sweet; richly flavored, very late 



Muscat Hamburg. A new variety; resembles Black 

Muscat of Alexandria. Bunches and berries large, 
palt amber, one of the best for raisins. 

Riesling. An excellent wine grape, producing Bies- 
ding wine. 

Rose of Peru. Very large bunches, berries rounding, 
brownish black. 

Sweetwater. Bunches good size; berries medium 
size, round fruit. 

Ziufandei. Bunches large; valuable for wine. 


This class of Grapes is useful in localities where the 
more tender foreign varieties will not succeed on account 
of the severe winters. They are also the best for arbors 
and trellis growing. 

Price. — 25c. each; S2.00per dozen. 

Catawba. Medium sized bunches; berries large, cop- 
pery red, sweet, foxy flavor. 

Concord. Bunches large, compact ; berries large, 
tround, light red, sweet, foxy flavor. 

Isabella. Bunches long and loose, berries large, oval, 
purple black, sweet and musky. 


Well - rooted bushes, 
30 cts. each; S3 
per dozen. 

Black Nap- 
pies. Berries 
large and black. 

Cherry Cur- 
rant. Large 
red currants. 

White Grape 
— Bunch and 
berry large, 
with fine trans- 
parent skin. 

White Dutch. A fine 
old variety, very pro- 
ductive and excellent. 

Fay 's Prolific. A 
very valuable variety, 
remarkably productive, 
with very long bunches 
of large, rich red col- 
ored fruit. Compared 
with the best, it is bet- 
ter in flavor, much less 
acid, and five times as 
prolific. 20c. each. 


Berkeley (Dwindle, 
Kelsey, New French) — 
Under all these names 
this variety has been in- 
troduced here. It has 
been sufficiently tried 
to determine its quali- 
ties and characteristics; 
it is immensely prolific, 
large and handsome; 
ripens early; was never 
known to mildew 
enough to injure the 
crop; always command- 
ing the highest market 
price. 25c. each: 82. 00 
per dozen. 

Downing. Boundish 
oval, skin smooth, excel- 
lent flavor. 25c. each; S2.00 per dozen; SS.00 per hundred. 

Houghton's Seedling. Vigorous grower, very pro- 
ductive. 20c. each; 82. 00 per dozen. 

Smith's Seedling. A strong grower; flesh moder- 
ately Arm, sweet and good. 


Price.— SI. 00 per dozen; S3. 00 per hundred. 
Crandall's Early. Fruit large. 
Kittatinny. Large; glossy black, ripens early. 


Price.— S2.00 per hundred; $10.00 per thousand. 

Bidwell. Very large; fair; distinctly conical, color 
bright, glossy crimson; flesh firm, good quality; a valu- 
able, early berry. 

Captaiu Jack. 

Captain Jack. Very productive; bears heavy crops 
of medium size berries; succeeds best on heavy soil. 

Crescent Seedling. It is immensely productive, size 

Gandy. A cross between Jersey Queen and Glendale, 
combining the size, beauty, high quality, firmness, vigor 
and lateness of these two excellent varieties. It has per- 
fect blossoms, is prolific in bearing, and in vigor and 
growth has no superior. The berries are of uniform large 
size, of a bright crimson color, and so firm as to keep in 
good condition for several days after ripe. Altogether 
it is one of the best of the new varieties. 

Glendale. Very late, large and firm. 

Monarch of the West. Strong grower; color bright 

Miner's Prolific. Large; deep crimson. 

Pearl. Said to possess more points of excellence than 
any other. Plants immensely strong, vigorous and pro- 
ductive; berries large, symmetrical, and well colored. 
§3.00 per hundred. 


Sharpless. A mammoth variety; deep, clear red. 
Wilson's Albany. Fruit large; deep crimson. 




Price.— 75c. per dozen; $ 3.00 per hundred. 

Davidson's Thornless, Early variety of Black Cap. 
15c. each; $1.50 per dozen; $6.00 per hundred. 

Doolittle's Black. A fine table fruit. 15 cents each; 
$1.50 per dozen; $6.00 per hundred. 

Hansell. A new variety; medium to large; bright 
crimson; firm, tine flavor; canes vigorous, hardy and 
productive; earliest of all. 

Herstine. Large; light; bright crimson. 

Mammoth Cluster. The largest Black Cap. 15 cts. 
each; $1.50 per dozen; $6.00 per hundred. 

Queen of the Market ( Cuthbert). Fruit large; a 
bright crimson color. 

Yellow Antwerp. Large; yellow. 


Mission. Two to three feet. 35c. each; $18.00 per 
hundred; $165 00 per thousand . 

Mission. Three to four feet. 50c. each; $25.00 per 
hundred; $220.00 per thousand. 

Mission. Four to six feet. 60c. each; $40.00 per 

Mission. Pot grown, three to four feet. 75c. each; 
$50.00 per hundred. 

Picholine, One and one-half to two feet. 25c. each; 
$8.00 per hundred; $75.00 per thousand. 

Picholine. French; three to four feet. 75c. each; 
$50.00 per hundred. 

Foreign Varieties of Olives. 

Pendulina, Rubra, Atro Violacea Oblonga. 

Two to three feet. 50c. each; $40.00 per hundred. 
One to two feet. 40c. each; $25.00 per hundred. 


Mediterranean Sweet. Its great value consists in its 
being a late, prolific and continual bearer. We consider 
it one of the most prolific varieties. Fruit medium size, 
slightly oblong, skin thin and tougb; pulp rich color, 
juicy, melting, sub-acid and vinous; frequently seedless. 
One year, $1.25 each. 

California Fruits and How to Grow Them. 

A manual of methods which have yielded greatest 
success; with lists of varieties best adapted to 
the different districts of the State. By Edward 
J. Wickson, A. M., Assoc. Prof. Agriculture, 
Horticulture and Entomology, University of 
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Riverside Washington Navel. Fruit first-class in 
every respect; size medium to large, oval, smooth sur- 
face, symmetrical in general form, seedless, pulp fine- 
grained, flavor excellent. A solid, perfect fruit. Trees 
all grown from San Bernardino County buds. One year 
$1.25 each. 

TJnshiu. The best of Japanese varieties; tree of dwarf 
growth; hardy, fruit small but firm and sweet. 75c. each. 


Eureka. An excellent variety, originated in Southern 
California; smooth and full of acid juice. We recom- 
mend this variety as preferable to all others. One year, 
$1.25 each. 


Pomegranate. 50c. each. 
Loquat (Japan Plum). 50c. each. 
Medlar. 75c. each. 

Mulberry (American and Downing's). 75c. each. 


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Among. Large, round, a little flattened, orange color. 
Haycheya. Large, oblong, rich color; one of the best. 
Kurokuma. Large, round, a little flattened at the 

Mingi. Medium size, ripens early, and is one of the 
best for drying. 

Masu. Represented as a new variety> of the largest 
size and finest quality. 

Seedless. Very large, oblong, pointed, high colored, 
and often nearly or without seeds. _ 


Asparagus. Conover's Colossal. ^JLarge roots, $2.00 
per hundred. 

Hop Roots. 75c. per dozen. 

Rhubarb Roots. 25c. each; $2.00 per dozen. 

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Table Showing Number of Plants or Trees to the Acre at Given Distances. 

inches x 
inches x 
inches x 
inches x 
foot x 


2% feet 
3 feet 
3 feet 

3 feet 
3% feet 

4 feet 
4 feet 
4 feet 

4 feet 
4% feet 

5 feet 
5 feet 
5 feet 
5 feet 


inches . 
inches . 
inches . 
foot. . . 
feet. . . 
foot . . . 
feet. . . 


x 4 

x 6 

x 9 

x 1 

X 1 

X 1 

x 2 

x 2% feet, 

x 1 foot 

x 2 feet, 

x 3 feet 

x 3% feet, 

x 1 foot 

x 2 feet, 

x 3 feet 

x 4 feet 

x 4% feet 

x 1 foot 

x 2 feet 

x 4 feet, 

x 4 feet 
















istance Apart. No. Plants. 

feet x 5 feet 1,742 

5% feet 1,417 

6 feet 1,210 

6% feet 1,031 

feet x 
feet x 
feet x 
feet x 
feet x 
feet x 
feet x 
feet x 



feet 222 











feet x 25 
feet x 30 

16% feet, 


RULE.— Multiply the distance in feet between the rows bv the distance the plants arc apart in the rows, and the product will 
be the number of square foot for each plant or hill, which, divided into the number of feet in an acre (43,660), will give the number 
of plants or trees to the acre. 



Abutilon 63 

Agricultural Seeds 25 

Amaryills 69 

Anemones 63 

Asparagus Boots 82 

AzaAeas ■ 63 

Australian Tree Seeds 29 

Bedding Plants 68 

Begonias 67 

Border Plants 68 

Bird Seeds 1. 27 

Blackberries 81 

Bone Meal Third Page of Cover 

Books I 82 

Bulbs I 69 

Cabbage Plants Second Page of Cover 

Caladiums 69 

California Tree Seeds , 28 

Callas See Novelties — ii 

Camellias £3 

Cannas See Novelties — i 

Carnations 1 59 

Cauliflower Plants Second .Page of Cover 

Chrysanthemums 61 

Clematis .1 68 

Climbing Plants 68 

Climbing Boses 58 

Clover Seeds 23 

Coleus I 68 

Collections Second Page of Cover 

Currants I 81 

Cypress Trees 74 

Dahlias 70 

Decorative Plants 73 

Eucalyptus Trees 74 

Evergreen Trees 73 

Ferns 68 

Flower Seeds 33 

Flowering Plants 63 

Forage Plants 25 

Fruit Trees 77 

Fruit Tree Seeds 32 


Fuchsias - ^jj 

Geraniums jjf 

Gladiolus " l 

Gooseberries. . » |* 

Grapes ™ 

Grass Seeds 

Heliotropes M 

Herb Seeds 22 


House Plants °' 

Hyacinths '\ 

Iris. 71 

Lawn Grass Seed — ° 

Lilies \\ 

Mushroom Spawn 

Novelties in Bulbs See Novelties— l-xvi 

Novelties in Plants See Novelties,— l-xvi 

Novelties in Flower Seeds See Novelties— l-xvi 

Novelties in Vegetables See Novelties— l-xyi 

Palm Seeds 




Pelargoniums . . 


Potatoes - 


Rhubarb Plants 

Eoses %% 


Small Fruits ° l 

Strawberry Plants °* 

Sugar Cane Seed |™ 


Tobacco Seed 22 

Tuberoses °^ 

Trees, Ornamental '*> 

Tree Seeds 30 

Tulips • • •••• 

Vegetable Plants Second Page of Cover 

Vegetable Seeds 2 

Quantities of Seed Required to Sow an Acre of Ground. 

Lbs. to the Acre. 

Alfalfa.. 20 

Barley— broadcast 125 to 150 

Beans, dwarf or bush— bills 40 

Beans, dwarf or bush — drills 80 

Beans, Tall or Poll— hills 25 

Beet, Garden ; 10 

Beet, Field 8 

Broom Corn— drills 12 

Buckwheat— broadcast 45 

Cabbage, in beds, to cover au acre after transplanting H 

Carrot— drills 3 

Clover, Red, alone— broadcast 15 

Clover, White, alone— broadcast 15 

Clover, Alsike— broadcast 4 to 6 

Corn, Sweet or Field— hills IS 

Corn, to cut greeu for fodder— drills or broadcast 125 

Cucumber — hills 2 

Flax (when wanted for seed) 30 

Flax (when wanted for fibrei 50 

Crass, Kentucky Blue (for pasture) 30 

Grass, Kentucky Blue (for lawns).'. 50 to 60 

Grass, Orchard 40 

Grass, English or Australian Rye (for meadow). 50 

Grass, English or Australian Rve (for lawns) 75 

Grass, Italian Rve 30 to 40 

Grass, Red Top.? 30 

Grass, Timothy 20 

Grass, Mesquite '. 35 

Grass, Hungarian 25 

Grass, Millet. 

Grass, mixture for mowing or grazing 

2 to 


Lbs. to the Acre. 


(Clover 10 

{Timothy.. 12 

(Red Top 15 

Hemp-broadcast 1 4 V?„* 

Melon, Water— hills 

Melon, Musk— hills. 

Oats— broadcast 

Onion. Black Seed-drills 

Onion, Top Set— drills -™ 

Onion, Black Seed, lor bottom sets «>" 

Parsnip— drills :si 

Peas-drills ™2 

Peas— broadcast ■ ■ ;- 

Potatoes-hills 500 to 600 

Pumpkin— hills *• 

Radish— drills ■ * 

Rve— broadcast lu " 

Sa"ge— drills :f 

Spinach-drills 1 " 

Squash, Bush Varieties— hills * 

Squash, Running Varieties— hills 

Tomato— in beds to transplant ■ Va 

Turnip and Rutabaga— drills J-zi 

Turnip and Rutabaga— broadcast 

Vetches— broadcast •°J{ 

W heat— broadcast ™" 

Wheat— drills 10 


For Lawns, Vegetables or General Crop. 

Per bag of 100 pounds, delivered at Depot or Express Office ^oq nn 

Per ton of 2000 pounds, delivered at Depot 28 00