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A. R. Aldri<
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|| lEAUTIFUL * ffLANTS
Any person sending us $1 for plants will be entitled to
their own selection of one of the below named Premium
jnding $2 3'ou may select any two of the Premium plants.
By sending $3 you may select any four of the Premium plants.
By sending $4 you may select any five of the Premium plants.
By sending $5 you may select any seven of the Premium plants.
^SP^Persons wishing Premium plants must order them so they can be sent with
the other plants, as we cannot send them separateh^ after the other plants have gone.
HYBRID TEA ROSE, La France, - See page 5
BEGONIA, Spr. fl. Gigantea Rosea, See page 2
CARNATION, Ferdinand Mangold, See page 3
CARNATION, B. A. Elliott, - See page 3
CHRYSANTHEMUM, Moonlight, See page 3
GERANIUM, Le Elegante, - - See page 14
CALLA, See page 8
i TUBEROSE, Pearl, - - - See page 27
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might not have purchased from us but for their efforts, that we make the following lib-
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"WTN SENDING out my annual Catalogue for 1889 it affords me
ll pleasure to thank my friends for their liberal favors in the
past, and assure them that fair and liberal dealing will merit
their patronage in the future. To the many new readers who
will see it for the first time, I ask that they will give it a careful
examination, feeling sure that it offers many plants that will be a
source of pleasure and profit to plant, and in hope that my reasona-
ble prices and liberal dealing will bring me at least a trial order.
S PIP PING BY MAIL.
On plants sent by mail we prepay postage and guarantee their safe arrival in good condition, to
any postofflee in tlie United States. "We use a strong wooden box to pack in. After the roots have
been carefully paicked in moss, and wrapped in oiled paper, the plants are all laid one way and securely
fastened, thereby avoiding any crushing or mangling of leaves.
SHIPPING BY EXPBBSS.
TTe would always recommend having plants sent by express, when there are many ordered, and
when there there is an express otHce near, as we can usually send much larger plants, and always put
in enough plants extra to pay express charges. By either method we guarantee their safe arrival in
good condition, and if packages are miscarried or stolen, we cheerfully replace them. Or, if through
delay or breakage of package, or any other cause, any portion of the plants are dead when they reach the
customer, we will willingly replace them.
SIZE OF PLANTS.— All contemplating ordering from
us, we wish to understand very clearly that oiu-
quoted prices are for well-established" plants, all
on their own roots, and as long as any part of the
plant remains it will produce uniforrnly the same
SHOULD AN ERROR BE MADE in filling orders,
our customers may feel assured it will be entirely
unintentional, and on informing us of the fact we
lu-omptly rectify it, and make it satisfactory,
if it lies within our power to do so.
EVERYTHING PLAINLY LABELED.— We use a
small parchment label on all plants.
ORDERS FOR LESS THAN ONE DOLLAR will not
be filled unless ten cents additional to the price of
the plants be sent to pay postage. It is quite as
much trouble to handle, and requires nearly as
much postage to mail a fifty-cent order as it does
one for a dollar's worth of plants.
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A TRIAL ORDER.^To those who have never before
purchased plants of us, we would suggest that
they might find it profitable, considering- our ex-
tremely low prices, to send us a small trial order.
TREATMENT OF PLANTS WHEN RECEIVED.—
There is, of covu'se, a disturbance of the plant's
growth in the removal of the earth from the roots,
but the check is not so much as many might sup-
l)Ose. When the plants are i-eceived by mail, we
recommend soaking them for a few minutes in
milk-warm water, with the ball of moss remaining
on the roots; this will not be necessary wlien sent
by express, unless they should become dry. If the
season is sutflciently far advanced, they may be
placed at once in the open ground, pressing the
earth well around the roots, and watering freely
morning and evening for awhile, and shading- from
the noon-day sun. If too cold to plant out, they
may be potted, or, where these are not at hand,
boxes will do very well. Place them in a window
and keep faii-ly uioist (not wet) and shaded during
the middle of the day until fully established.
CASH must accompany the order in'all cases.
MONEY MAY BE SENT, at our risk, bv either of the
following methods: Postoflice order, bank draft
on New York, or registered letter.
A LIBERAL OFFER.— When remittances are made
in either of the ways indi<'at('d almve, they will not
only be at our risk, but to all such when the
amount is one dollar or more, we will add an ad-
ditional plant gratis.'
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of one dollar, or when small notes cannot be had.
ADDRESS all letters, make drafts, money orders, etc.,
payable to A. R. ALDRICH,
d. R. MdricTi, ilorisi, Springfield, Ohio.
Novelties of Recent Introduction and Others Worthy
of Special 3Iention.
Golden Fleece. — A brigtit golden-yellow Abutilon
of strong, vigorous habit and very free flower-
ing. There have been a number of yellow
Abutilons introduced during the last few years,
but they all lacked richness of color ; the vari-
ety now ofi'ered combines large size, fine form,
and depth of coloring, and will become the
leading yellow variety. Price, 15 cents.
Alba Picta. — A perfectly distinct new variety. Is
shrubby in habit and of compact growth, hav-
ing long, slender, pointed, glossy green leaves,
thickly spotted with silvery white. Branches
upright and gracefully curving. Price, 15 cts.
Semperfiorens Gigantea Rosea.— A superb v; riety,
strong, upright, tine large flowers of a clear
cardinal-red, the bud only exceeded in beauty
by the open flower. The
leaves are smooth and
glossy. Both leaf and
stem quite upright-grow-
ing, and forming a shrub-
by, round plant. See cut
on page 8. 15 cts. ; large
plants, 25 to 50 cents.
Amy Phipps. — This is a gold-
en Secretary Blaine,
Very much like it in free-
dom of bloom and style of"
flower. Flowers very
large,calyx slightly burst-
ing, but a very pretty
flower, light yellow, with
markings like Secretary
Blaine, and is very dis-
tinct in color. A strong
and healthy grower. 15c.
Tendress.— A lovely deep
pink changing to soft rose,
flower of good size and
perfectly formed. Splendid habit and very free.
The best pink color out. Price, 15 cents.
Unique. — A. beautifully marked variety, deep car-
mine and red on white ground, finely formed
flower of good size. Price, 15 cents.
Ella May Fuller. — Pure white, heavily marked
with madder rose. Very free and desirable.
One of the best Price, 15 cents.
G. Hill. — A magnificent sort, of strong, healthy
growth. Flowers very large, beautifully fringed
and absolutely perfect in form. The calyx nev-
er splits, and the flowers are all produced single
on long stiff" stems, making it a valuable sort
for cut-flower purposes. Intense, deep crim-
son scarlet. Price, 15 cents.
Banner.— One of the finest. Eosy carmine stripes
on a pure white ground, beautifully shaped
and finely fringed, giving it a very soft, feath-
ery appearance. A very desirable sort. 15 cts.
Anna Webb. — A beautiful dark crimson variety,
large and handsome. A perpetual bloomer.
Superior to " Black Knight " in every respect.
Price, 15 cents.
J. J.'Harrison. — A beautiful variety. Flowers of
the most perfect shape and enormous size.
Pearly white, delicately streaked rosy carmine,
each petal distinctly edged with the same. A
very desirable variety on account of its im-
mense size, delicate color and fine shape. 15c.
Ferdinand Mangold.— Flowers of very large size
and perfectly formed, brilliant dark red shaded
with richest maroon, fringed petals, nearly
every flower being on a long stem, rendering it
valuable as a cut- flower
variety. Price, 15 cents.
B. A. Elliott. — A grand varie-
' ty, with enormous flowers
of a brilliant scarlet, re-
sembling immense Camel-
lia Balsams, all of which
are borne on long stems.
A continuous bloomer of
healthy and free-branching
habit. Price, 15 cents.
Grandiflora. — Clear lemon-
yellow, immense flowers,
very large, narroiv petals.
The best ot all yellow vari-
eties. Price, 15 cents.
Pearl. — Possesses the form
and habit of Eobert Kift,
with the peculiarity of commencing to bloom in
the Spring and continuing the entire season.
Pure white. An excellent variety. 15 cents.
Moonlight. — A grand flower of the purest white.
One of the largest, and quite free in bloom.
Although not entirely new, it is one of the best
whites. See cut on page 10. Price, 10 cents.
Phenomenal, — The largest Fuchsia, even larger
than the "Champion of the World." Short
tube and sepals of a rich reddish crimson color.
Corolla very full and double, of a beautiful
azure violet, flaked with red. Price, 15 cents.
Paris Murcie. — New Double White. This variety
is unsurpassed. Tube and sepals brilliant deep
scarlet, thick and leathery; corolla very large
and double, of pearly whiteness. Price, 15 cts.
Storm King. — A good variety, of elegant habit,
free from all disease, and produces flowers in
the greatest profusion. Price, 15 cents.
NEW DOUBLE YELLOW DAISY.
Anthemis Coronaria fl. pi. — A beautiful new plant.
Nothing could be more showy, either as a pot
plant or for bedding out. This plant may well
be called the " Shower of Gold," as it is a perfect
mass of rich, golden-yellow flowers the whole
year around. Price, 10 cents.
Queen Olga. — The grandest single pink Geranium
out. Beautiful, clear and brilliant carmine-
rose, large and pure white eye, florets round,
of perfect form, trusses of enormous size and
beautiful shape, very free and of excellent
habit. Though not entirely new, it has never
been surpassed. Pricp, 10c.
Bed of Gold. — Of a rich golden
orange shade, the nearest
approach to yellow we have
in double Geraniums. Its
large trusses open freely,
the habit being as free and
robust as that of any other
variety. Price, 20 cents.
Mary Hill. — The finest double,
pure pink color; the shade
is even, soft and bright,
with a distinct white eye.
Florets of great size, form-
ing fine, large trusses. A
most satisfactory grower,
very free, in bloom at all
seasons; equally useful for
bedding or pot culture. 15c.
Fire Brand. — Dazzling flame
scarlet. Fine, prominent
truss, flowers large and of great substance, an
excellent bedder and a perfect pot plant. It
was the most noticeable scarlet in our collec-
tion last summer. Price, 15 cents.
Schizopetalns. — A peculiar and striking species.
It difiers from all others in the remarkable
character of its petals, the pendulous flowers
and the long tubular calyx. Its drooping flow-
ers, with reflected orange-red and lasciniated
petals, render this plant not only a curiosity,
but highly valuable as a decorative or bedding
plant. See cut. Two sizes, 15 and 25 cents.
Sub Violaceous. — The largest flowering Hibiscus.
Bright crimson, tinted violet. A wondtrful
bloomer. Two sizes, 15 and 30 cents.
Cyanodada. — (Blue Hydrangea). The best grown.
Large trusses of the brightest bluish, rose col-
ored flowers; nearest blue yet attained. 25 cts.
.->!. E. Mdricti, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Comtesse de Frigneuse. — New Tea Rose. Very
fragrant, buds long, pointed, and of good size ;
delicate canary-yellow, with softer shade on
inside of petal. Price, 50 cents.
Princess Beatrice. — Pure Tea. Vigorous grower,
with stiff, erect wood, thick, handsome foliage,
and very free flowering. Flowe.-s well carried
on long, stiff steins ; large, full, and of the most
perfect form ; petals
round, broad, and very
thick ; outside petals
pale yellow; center,
rich golden-yellow ,
edge of peta's lightly
laced with bright rose.
Most distinct and hand-
some. Price, 25 cents.
Souvenir Garbrielle Bre-
vet. — Tea. Salmon-
pink, center coppery-
rose, good size and fine
form, beautiful com-
bination of color. Very
satisfactory in habit,
growth, and freedom
of bloom. Price, 25c.
Hybrid Tea Rose. Un-
questionably the art-
ist's Rose. Exquisite
form and carriage, and
'1 gem in and of itself.
tinted salmon-pink. It
is stronger, but some-
what similar in growth
to La France. 25 cts.
Primrose Dame, — An ex-
quisite new Tea Rose.
Very double flowers,
outer petals soft cana-
ry-yellow, center rich
rosy salmon or apricot,
cup shape, showing the glowing center from
the first opening of the bud. The foliage is
fine, but luxuriant and healthy. See cut on
page 5. Price, 25 cents.
Susanna Blancliet. — Tea Rose. Outer petals clear
flesh white, deep flesh center, perfection in col-
or and shape, outer petals large and broad, short
inner petals. Delightful fragrance. 25 cents.
Comtesse de Frlguense
American Beauty. — Flowers deep crimson, very
large, the most fragrant of its class, a continu-
ous bloomer, strong constitution, has the true
Hybrid fragrance, this with its large size, rich
color, splendid habit and free blooming proper-
ties, makes it a valuable Rose. Price, 20 cents.
Tlie Bride. — Lovely, pure white, very fragrant,
admirably adapted for forcing. The buds have
more substance than
Niphetos, very full and
double, and possess the
good characteristics of
Catherine Mermet. 15c.
Souvenir de Therese Le-
vet. — A. genuine Tea.
pure, 'clear crimson, as-
suming a slight cast of
purple as the flower
ages, each petal shows
ab the center of its mar-
gin a decided point,
which gives the flower
a clear-cut appearance.
Price, 20 cents.
Papa Gontier.— Fine foli--
age, exceedingly free
flowering, very sweet,
free from mildew and
keeping double, one of
the best Summer Roses
for cut- flowers, and
surpasses Bon Silene
for Winter forcing. Its
blooms are large and
long, with thick, broad
petals of dark carmine-
crimson, inner petals
a bright rosy carmine,
and light up well at
night. Price, 15 cents.
Sunset. — A sport from
Perle des J a r d i n s ,
which it strongly re-
sembles, except in color. Flowers large, fine
full form, very double, deliciously perfumed,
color a remarkable shade of rich golden amber,
elegantly tinted and shaded with dark ruddy
copper, reseqibling a splendid " after glow." A
constant and profuse bloomer, and, taken alto-
gether, is one of the finest Roses of recent in-
troduction. Price, 15 cents.
R. Mdricli, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Primrose Dame. i.See yage 4.)
NEW ROSES— Continued.
Devoniensis. — Magnolia Eose. Beautiful creamy
white, with rosy center, large, very full and
double, delightful sweet Tea scent. One of the
finest Eoses. Price, 20 cents.
Pierre Guillot.— One of the very best of the bright,
dark Hybrid Teas. Color dazzling crimson,
passing to brilliant carmine, flowers large, very
double, fall, and highly scented. A healthy
and vigorous grower, and a constant bloomer.
Price, 15 cents.
Mme. Welche. — An extra fine variety, very large,
double, and of beautiful rounded form. A soft,
pale yellow, sometimes cream, with short inner
petals of glowing orange and copper. Vigor-
ous in habit. Price, 15 cents.
Perle des Jardins. — The finest yellow Eose in cul-
tivation. Canary or golden yellow. Flowers
large and beautifully formed, handsome in
every stage of development, from the smallest
to the open bud. Price, 15 cents.
Niphetos. — An elegant Tea Eose. Very large and
double, deliciously sweet, pure snow white.
Valued for its lovely buds, which are very large
and pointed, borne on long stems. 15 cents.
Madame de Watteville. — Beautiful creamy yellow,
tinged with large shell-like petals having a
brigh' crimson border. No Eose like it in col-
or. This is the Tulip Eose of Europe, so-called
from its feathery shading of petals. 15 cents.
La France. — Hybrid Tea. Unequalled in beauty
and fragrance, very large, very double, superb
form. It is difficult to convey any idea of its
beautiful coloring, but the prevailing colors are
silvery-rose, shaded with silvery-peach, and
often with pink. Continuous bloomer. 15 cts.
R. Mdricli, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
ABUTILONS— Flowering Maple.
Plants of strong growth and easy culture, flow-
erin<y very freely , and desirous on account of their
continuous hloom for the border, as well as for
the greenhouse or room
for the Winter. 10 cts.
Due d'Malakoff Var.—
marked, golden yel-
Robert George.— A free
broad, their large
overlaping petals in-
curved, color orange,
veined with crimsoD .
Santana.— Fine, deep
crimson flower. One
of the best.
Ed. Layeillon,— Bright
golden yellow, with
some iS h a^d j n g^s of
flame, [resembles a
semi - double flower
as the petals overlap.
Very unique variety.
Snow Storm.— Dwarf
habit, pure white.
Fire Fly. — Compact
habit, bright salmon-
scarlet flowers, good
variety for Winter
Thompsonii Plena. — A
sport from the well-
gata. It retains the
yellow and green
foliage of that varie-
ty, but has perfectly
double flowers, that
resemble, in form, a
Eich, deep orange,
streaked and shaded
Abutilon, Due d'Jlalakofl' Var.
A vigorous growing plant, resembling the Abu-
tilons in habit and growth. Valuable alike for
bedding or pot culture. Not subject to the at-
tacks of insects. Bloom-
ing profusely through-
out the entire season.
Flowers brilliant scar-
let. Price, 10 cents.
Celestis. — Flowers are
Daisy-shaped, a deli-
cate light blue with a
yellow disc. Bloom-
ing in profusion from
November to April.
Should be in every
collection. 10 cents.
Useful border plants,
the whgle Summer. On
approach of frost they,
can be taken up and
potted, and make an
excellent Winter- flow-
ering plant. Price, 10
cents ; 3 for 25 cents ;
20 for $1.
Lady Jane, — A fine dis-
tinct variety. Bright
Cope's Pet.— A dwarf
variety. Bright blue.
White Cap. — Without
doubt the best white
variety ever intro-
A well-known shrub,
indispensable for the
delightful fragrance of
its leaves in construc-
tion of bouquets. 10c.
J^. R. :^ldric7i. Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Quinata. — A perfectly hardy and beautiful climb-
ing plant, growing twenty feet high, with tri-
foliate leaves and dark brown flower of peculiar
shape, which are very fragrant. One of the
best climbers. Price, 15 cents.
Favorite Summer and Winter blooming plants,
indispensable for borders or ribbon lines. Price,
10 cents ; 3 for 25 cents; 16 for $1.
Double White. — Large double white flowers, valu-
able for cut-flowers.
Tom Thumb, — A new single ex-
ceedingly dwarf variety, not
more than six inches high.
The Amaryllis are an inter-
esting class of bulbs, desirable
for growing in pots, producing
showy flowers that are very at-
tractive and handsome.
Johnsonii.—Dark red with white
stripe. 50c ;ex-
Atamasco. — A
class of small
ing the entire season,
hardy in the South-
ern States. 10 cents ;
14 for $1.
Indispensable for bedding
purposes, either in massing or rib-
boning, their brilliant tinted leaves
forming a marked contrast with all
other plants. Being much hardier
than Coleus, they are sometimes con-
sidered preferable for massing and
ribbon lines. Price, 10 cents, 3 for
25 cent*; 20 for $1.
Aurea Reticulata. — Yellow, green and
Emersoni. — Deep red,shadingto pink.
Formosum. — A decided improvement
on the yellow varieties, pointed fo-
liage, yellow and pale green, sterna
and mid-rib bright crimson.
Gilsoni. — Deep crimson, heart-shaped
Lindeni. — Dark crimson, pointed fo-
liage. Favorite in massing foliage.
Beautiful dwarf plants of compact habit, grow-
ing about six inches high, and admirably adapted
for edging to flower beds and ribbon lines, their
beautifully variegated foliage of crimson, purple,
yellow, pink, and green forming rich masses of
color, always attractive and highly ornamental.
The four best sorts. Price, 3 for 25 cts. ; 20 for $1.
One of the finest of hardy garden plants, from
twelve to eighteen inches high. Flowers white,
horne on feather-like spikes. Extensively used
for forcing for Winter flow-
ers by bouquet makers. 20c.
— Wind Flower.
One of the most desirable
of all the late Summer and
Autumn flowering hardy
flowering early in
^^^August and con-
l^'^tinue until severe
" frost. Flowers are
about one and a
half inches in di-
best in a moist,
rich soil, a cover-
ing of leaves, straw
or other long ma-
nure being sufScient for our
most severe Winters. Price,
15 cents ; the three varieties
/ for 30 cents.
Alba.— Delicate pure white,
yellow center, dark eye.
Elegans. — Carmine, yellow
center, dark eye.
Rosea. — Dark rose, shaded
pink, yellow center, dark eye.
A slender growing variety of
the Virginia Creepei The young
growth during Summer is a dark
purplish-green, changing in Fall
to the brightest tints of scarlet,
crimson and orange. It clings to
stonework, trees, etc., and is a
splendid plant for covering un-
sightly objects. It attains a height
of fifty feet and is perfectly hardy.
Amaryllis. Jolinsonii. Price, 15 cents.
.± F. AUricTi, Florisl, Springfield, Ohio.
Shrubby plants, with corymbs of white, rose,
crimson and scarlet flowers, blooming during the
Summer and Winter. Their dazzling richness of
color and formation of flower make them one of
the most useful of our Winter-blooming plants for
Alfred Neuner. — A novelty of recent introduction,
with pure white double flowers. Price, 15 c*s.
President Garfield. — A lovely shade of pink, per-
fectly double. Price, 15 cents.
Davidsonii. - Clear white, of a beautiful waxy ap-
pearance. Price, 10 cents.
Leiantha. — Dazzling scarlet, fine, conpact truss,
very free bloomer. Price, 10 cents.
Vulcan.— Fine, single
flowers, deep crimson.
A good variety. 15 cts.
They are of a shrubby
habit, and make splen-
did house plants, being
easily grown. Almost
all of them have beauti-
ful foliage, and are free
bloomers, flowering in
Winter as well as in
Summer. They should
be found in every collec-
Alba Perfecta Grandiflo-
ra._ Closely resembles
the well-known Be-
gonia Rubra in foliage
and growth, the leaves
rather more of a lance
shape, but the same
beautiful pure white
blossoms. Price, 10c.
Glaucophyila Scandens.— A drooping species,with
large panicles of orange-salmon flowers. One
of the most beautiful plants for hanging-baskets
in cultivation. Price, 10 cents.
McBethii. — A new hybrid, fine cut foliage, always
in bloom, flowers white. One of the most sat-
isfactory Begonias. Price, 10 cents.
Metallica.— This elegant variety has very large
glossy leaves, shaded with gi-een, crimson and
olive, with a peculiar metallic lustre over all.
Flowers large, dark pink. Two sizes, price, 10
and 25 cents.
Rubra. — Though introduced a number of years
ago, we have none to equal it as a house plant.
The leaves are of the darkest green, the flowers
scarlet-rose, glossy and wax-like. Price, 10c.
Begonia, aeiupciiiuruus ui^'untea Rosea.
Hybrlda Multiflora.— Very free blooming, beauti-
ful pink flowers. Price, 10 cents.
Weltoniensis. Exceedingly fine, s^all leaves of
a delicate green, stems and leaf-stocks bright
crimson, blossoms waxy pink, produced freely
in Summer and Autumn. Price, 10 cents.
Weltoniensis Alba.- Similar to the last named, but
with white bloom. Price, 10 cents.
Grown for the great beauty of their foliage.
The leaves are large, beautifully variegated and
margined with a peculiar silvery-metallic gloss.
Much used as pot plants or in wardian cases, fern-
eries, etc., and in a shaded situation with rich,
light soil make good bedding plants.
Pretty, hardy perpet-
ual, the leaves emitting
an agreeable and refresh-
ing fragrance. Of the
easiest culture and luxu-
riate in the shade, and
are thus particularly
suited for shrubbery or
for city gardens. 10 cts.
An old, favorite plant,
grows freely and requires
an abundance of water.
Produces large pure-
whice blossoms during
the Winter and Spring;
the resting period during
June and July can be
given by turning the pots
on their sides, without
watering, in a shady
place. Price, 10, 20 and
Richardia Alba Maculata. — A plant belonging to
the same order as Calla Ethiopica, with beau-
tifully spotted leaves. It flowers abundantly
during the Summer months, planted out in the
open border. Flowers Calla-shaped, and are
pure white, shaded with violet inside. It is a
desirable plant; kept dry in Winter, and starts
in Spring like a Dahlia. Price, 10 cents, large
bulbs 20 cents; extra fine, that will produce a
number of flowers this year, 40 cents.
CUPHEA- Cigar Plant.
Platycentra.- This plant is of a neat, compact
habit, scarlet i:)endulous flowers, a constant
bloomer. Price, 10 cents.
R. Mdricli, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
One of the most striking of the ornamental foli-
age plants in cultivation, either for pot or lawn
planting, a full sized plant being four or five feet
in height, with immense leaves. The roots should
be preserved in dry sand, in the cellar during the
Winter. It will grow in any good garden soil,
and is easy of cultiva<-ion. 20 cents; 6 for $1.
A desirable ornamental-leaved plant, it forms
a diameter of two feet, making a graceful, rounded
bush of silvery gray, well fitted to contrast in
ribbon lineg with dark foliage plants, for hanging
baskets it is unsurpassed. Price, 10 cents; 3 for
25 cents; 16 for $1.
One of the mo;t useful and beautiful of culti-
vated plants,- its beautifully
formed and variously colored
flowers are produced in the
greatest profuson, of the eas-
iest culture, and alike valua-
ble for bedding out in Sum-
mer or for the decoration of
the conservatory or window
garden in Winter. Planted
out in April, they will com-
mence flowering in early
Summer, and continue until
checked by cold weather in
Fall. Price, 10 cents; 3 for
25 cents; IG for $1.
Boule de Neige. — Large, pure
white, is delightfully fra-
grant. A strong, upright
Buttercup. — Rich golden yel-
low, the same shade as the Carnation,
well-known Marechal Niel Eose, having a few
streaks of clear carmine, large and full, strong
Charles Sumner.— Large, bright pink, fringed,
Hinze's White. — One of the finest; flowers very
large, of perfect shape, white, with a delicate
tint of pink, rich clover fragrance, continuous
La Purite. — Deep carmine; one of the finest pot
Carnations for Winter fiowers.
Philadelphia. — Fine form, free flowering, strong,
vigorous groAvth, white, heavily edged, striped
very dark crimson, large size, perfect, double,
Portia. — Most intense bright scarlet, a vigorous
constitution, having not the slightest tendency
to die out, flowers good size, finely produced.
President Garfield.— Deep, rich scarlet-crimson,
ends of petals twirled shell-like, flowers pro-
duced in great abundance. One of the finest
and best varieties grown.
Purple Prince.— Richest plum-crimson^ finely
shaped, on long stems, remarkably free flower-
ing ; a valuable addition in its deep rich color,
Rosalind.— Lovely new shade of pink among Car-
nations, flowers very large, all long stemmed
very free, fine grower, a great favorite.
Sea Wan.— Intensely deep bright crimson, strong,
draft habit, very large flower on short stems'
Scarlet Gem.— By far the finest Carnation. Rich
dazzling scarlet, dwarf, vigorous habit, and re-
markably free flowering.
Sunrise.— Orange ground, striped with crimson,
double, fringed, rich clove fragrance; unsur-
passed in profusion of bloom, of strong, vigor-
ous, healthy growth. Cer-
to become a standard sort.
Secretary Blaine.— Large and
pure white, very hand-
somely penciled with rosy
crimson ; very fine.
CHRYS ANTE EMUMS.
The Chrysanthemum is fast
becoming one of the most
popular flowers. They de-
serve a place in every collec-
tion, as they bloom in the
Autumn when flowers are
scarce. In no class of flow-
ers has there been more im-
provement made than in the
Chrysanthemums in the last
U - — w...* two or three years. We have
Hinze's White, t e j.r.
selected from the endless va-
rities ofl"ered by the introducers the very cream of
the different types— Chinese, Japanese and Pom-
pone— and offer you from the best of the new
varietie?. Piice, customer's choice, 10 cents, J:
for 25 cents, 18 for |1; our selection, 20 for $1—
The Japanese varieties are the most variable in
form and coloring, and perhaps the most admired,
i To describe these is impossible, more than to say
they are all irregular in form, some flowers ter-
minating with a flat turban-like center, others
with spiral crowns, others in hollow cups. The
petals of the flowers are as much varied, being
either tubular, curved, plaited or fringed.
Anna Delaux.— Orange-red brightened with cham-
ois, shaded with brown, bordered by gold.
R. MdricJi, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Ab-del-Kader. — Rich deep maroon-crimson.
Blanc Precoce. — Pure white, nicely imbricated,
petals ra sed at first, then curved when fully-
opened ; hardy.
Christmas Eve. — A magnificent variety of pure
snowy whiteness ; late.
Dr. Leonard. — Orange and red, yellow center.
Ferdinand Feral. — Flowers large, large tube-
shaped petals, rose color, tipped chamoise.
Helvetie. — Full flowers, carmine, shaded amar-
anth, silvery center.
John Thorpe. — Bright crimson, very decided in
coloring; petals tubular for half their length,
disposed in a very marked whorled shape.
Ninus. — Beautifully formed flowers, pure white,
center straw color. Beautiful for cut-flowers
or exhibition purposes.
Parasol. — Golden buS, shaded salmon. A strik-
Fair IVIaid of Guernsey.— Flowers very large, and
of the snowiest whiteness.
Frizon. — Petals curled and twisted and of a beau-
tiful canary-yellow color.
Flamme de Punch. — Flowers large, well formed,
silvery white, yellow center.
Glorie de Rayonante. — Quilled flowers of a clear
satiny rose, lilac shade. Flowers large, early.
Reduplicate. — Two flowers, one
in the other, violet, shaded
carmine and pointed white.
Souvenir de Mont Blanc— Beautiful ivory-
white, large size, long petals, very vigor-
ous and free flowering. Very valuable for
specimen plants or cut-flowers.
Annie Thorpe. — Opens blush at firso, rather flat,
but afterwards forms a complete, round, snowy
white ball, petals more or less irregular.
Autumn Glow.— Peculiar flame red, tipped and
shaded orange-yellow, flowers large, of gieat
substance, petals beautifully incurved.
pi. R. MdricJi, Florist, Springfiietd, OMo.
Brahma. — Dark crimson, pointed with yellow, re-
verse of petals gold, ranunculus form.
Dormillion. — Pseony shaped, beautiful amaranth,
reverse of petals white.
Eleonore. — Crimson, tipped gold, reverse of petals
Gloria Munda.— Bright yellow, early, verj fine.
La Favorite. — Flowers inbricated, color Bishop's
velvet, pointed yellow.
Mr. George Glenny. — Very fine flowers of a bright
amber or straw color.
Madame Heale. — White; one of the finest for pot
Madame Aristee,— Bea
ers, a very distinct
Moonlight.— A n ex-
variety, pure white
flowers of immense
size. See cut on
Well formed flow-
ers, petals twisted
and pointed, amber,
passing to a red,
Anais, — Soft lilac-rose
shaded white, petals
tipped yellow, very
much admired at
the New York
C h r y s a n themum
golden yellow, per-
fect form, fine pot
Bronze Button. — Ee-
sembling, as the
name implies, a
bronze button. An excellent ariety.
Daisy. — Free flowering, white, daisy-like flowers.
The best of its class.
Elegant. — Flowers imbricated and fine shaped,
Laciniata Superba. — Flowers imbricated and of
the finest form, color tender rose with velvet
shadings, petals tipped golden yellow.
Lilace. — Very soft lilac, streaked with white. A
Mile. Mathilde Raynaud.— A fine variety. Eosp,
yellow center, tipped with white.
A curious, flat- stemmed plant, very pretty in
baskets. Price, 10 cents.
Variegated foliage plants, extensively used in
bedding. Have been greatly improved lately,
and we now have them colored in almost every
conceivable manner. Our collection includes the
best standard sorts as well as the latest novelties.
We recommend leaving the selection of varie-
ties to us, simply stating the color wanted, as it is
hard to give a description of the various shades.
Price, 10 cents ; 16 for $1 ; by express, 20 for $1,
DAISY— Bellis Perennis.
DEW PLANT— Var.
Interesting plants, having the appearance in
sunshine, of being covered with dew, leaves vari-
egated yellow and green. Good for baskets or
rock work. Price, 10 cents.
Dicentra Spectabilis, sometimes called Bleeding
Heart, bears heart-shaped, deep pink flowers, a
dozen or more being borne on a graceful, droop-
ing raceme a foot or more in length. Excellent
for the garden, and perfectly hardy everywhere,
and for the house there are very few plants that
will give more pleasure for so little trouble. 15c.
iful quilled yellow fiow-
h iii-iisjia, Snow Wliile.
A pretty little hardy plant for the garden, bear-
ing a profusion of per-
fectly double flowers,
of red, white and va-
riegated colors, and
bloom throughout all
but the latter portion
of the season. They
will flower in the win-
dow, if taken up and
potted in the Fall.
Price, 10 cents.
Pearl.— Finest pure
white Daisy grown.
Perfect double flow-
ers an inch in diam-
eter, and borne on
long stems, A very
Rosalind. — D e 1 ic a te
to clear rose, round-
ed like a miniature
Victoria.— Strong, ro-
bust grower, flow-
ers large, often two
inches in diameter,
bright crimson, on
.i.. R. mdricJi, Florist, Springfield, Oliio.
A continuous blooming plant; stems covered
with spines an inch in length, scarlet flowers with
yellow centers. Price, 15 cents.
FICUS ELASTICA-India Rubber Plant
Known as the India Rubber Tree ; has large,
'ark green, showy foliage. Price, 50 cents to $1.
The great value of the old
)warf Feverfew for cut-flow-
rs during the Summer, Fall
_nd Winter, is well known to
florists and others. This va-
riety surpasses it in every
way. The flowers are larger,
of more perfect form, and of
the purest white. Price, 10
cents, 3 for 25 cents.
Goldeu Bronze Geranium.
The Fuchsias are elegant
flowers, delicate in color, and
exquisitely graceful in form, and when in full
bloom nothing can surpass the beauty of well-
grown specimens. They delight in a light, rich
soil, and may be grown either as pot plants or
planted out of doors. In either case they should
be protected from the hot mid- day sun. Price,
10 cents; eight sorts, our selection, 50 cents.
Aurora Superba. — Orange-scarlet corolla, sepals
Arabella. — Improved; tube and sepals pure white,
corolla rose color.
Black Prince.— Tube and sepals bright waxy car-
mine, sepals large and broad, corolla large and
open, pale pink.
Elm City.— Sepals rich crimson, corolla deep pur-
ple, double ; very free flow-
ering; extra fine.
Earl of Beaconsfield.— V e r y
free flowering; tube and
sepals light rosy carmine,
corolla deep purple, single.
Monstrosa Superba. — Corolla
pure white, very double,
immense size, free bloom-
Mad. Von der Strass.— Large,
fine and elegantly formed,
sepals long and well re-
flexed, pure red, corolla
large, double, white ; extra
Pascal. -Peculiar combination
oflight red and rosy purple. Jry-Leared eeraninm.
Purple Prince. — Sepals scarlet, corolla a beautiful
distinct blue ; very dwarf.
Rose of Denmark. — Tube and sepals ivory-white,
Speclosa.— A Winter-blooming variety of large
size, tube and sepals blush, corolla bright crim-
son, single; desirable.
Snow White.— Fine, new, double white, corolla
large and of great substance. See cut, page 11.
Sunray. — Leaves are richly
marked in about equal pro-
portions with bright crim-
son, creamy white, bronze
green. Price, 25 cents.
Wave of Life.- Golden foliage,
dark purple, single flower.
Adianthum Veneris.— (Maiden
Hair Fern.) Its delicate
foliage is greatly admired
in the making up of bou-
quets and baskets. 15 cts.
Pteris Tremula —(Shaking
Fern.) Large and graceful
foliage, of easy culture, is
well suited for hou&e culture. Price, 15 cents.
Geraniums are the most popular and most use-
ful flowering plants in cultivation. No class is
better adapted for bedding in our hot dry Sum-
mers, and it flowers profusely during heat and -
drouth. The prejudice existing against the double
varieties is without warrant, as the newer varie-
ties are equally fine for bedding as the single,
with the additional value that the flowers last two
or three times as long when cut. They make ex-
cellent Winter-blooming plants. The Geraniums
we offer are particularly noticeable for great free-
dom of bloom, extraordinary size of trusses and
individual flowers, and for
new shades and colors. Our
colkction ccvers all the most
desirable colors, and are all
fine. Price, 10 cents, except
where noted; 15, our selec-
tion, $1. Persons ordering
need not fear to leave the se-
lection to us, as we have no
Bride.— Carmine-lake shaded
to soft rose.
Dr. John Denny.— Deep crim-
son, shaded pinkish magen-
ta, with bluish shade.
R. alldricJi, Florist, Springfield, OMo.
Dazzler. — Rich scarlet, large white eye, shoAvy.
General Sheridan. — A superb scarlet, always in
bloom, good bedder.
General Grant. — Fine scarlet, good bedder.
Distinction. — Scarlet flower, peculiarly marked
Leviathan. — Bright crimson-scarlet, shaded ver-
milion, strong grower, Iree bloomer, immense
Mrs. George Smith. — Deep salmon color.
May Queen. — Flowers flesh color, half of upper
petals pure white, with margins of white on
loAver petals, very large, fine round trusses.
John Salter.— Delicate sal-
mon, much deeper in the
center, shading to white
at the edges.
Jealousy. — Bright orange-
scarlet, so much so as to
give a decided yellow hue ;
a beautiful sort.
New Life. — Scarlet flowers,
flaljed and striped with
salmon and white, varia-
ble in character.
Queen of the West.— Bright
orange-scailet, large truss
and profuse bloomer. No
Sara Bernhardt.— A grand
new Geranium with Avhitc
floAvers. Price, 15 cents.
Voltaire. — Rich crimson -
scarlet, large Avhite eye.
White Perfection. — Profuse
bloomer, pure Avhite. Is
without equal for Winter.
Alba Perfecta.— Large, fine,
snoAvy Avhite floAve s, ve j
Asa Gray. — Salmon-pink,
mixed Avith Avhite. One
of the be^t sorts, an excellent bedder.
Bishop Wood. — Upper petals carmine-scarlet, Ioav-
er petals violet, an excellent bedder.
Candidissima. — Large, full, finely formed, snoAvy
Avhite flowers, not changing to pink.
Commandant Ott.— Scarlet-orange, shading into
vermilion, enormous truss, carried Avell above
the foliage, habit and form very fine.
Dr. Jacoby. — Enormous trusses of large douMe
flowers, of a clear nankeen salmon, one of the
Ernest Lauth,— Deep glOAvine crimson, illumi-
nated with scarlet, large, full and Avell formed.
Emli de Girardin. — A splendid variety, with enor-
mous trusses of rose-colored flowers.
Grand Chancellor Faidherbe. — A superb ncAv vari-
ity, double floAvers, dark soft red, tinted Avith
scarlet, heavily shaded Avith maroon, very dark
and rich, and at the same time very bright.
Guillion Mangilli. — A very fine bloomer, dazzling
crimson scarlet, shaded Avith violet.
Henry Cannel. — Scarlet, florets of great size and
perfect form, alAvays in bloom.
Iroquois. — Ncav, intense deep scarlet, very large
and double, very free flOAv^ering.
James Vick. — Of great size, deep flesh Avith dark
bronze shadings, fine free habit and entirely
('istinct; Avorthy of the name.
Jennie Reid. — DAvarf, bright
scarlet, good bloomer.
H. Klippart. — Trusses very
large, dazzling scarlet,
shaded mahogany at base
of petals, free bloomer.
P. Kirtland. — Large, rich
deep crimson, dashed Avith
purple, upper petals are
stained Avith scarlet.
James V. Murkland.— Bright
peach- rose center, broadly
margined Avith Avhite;
large, finely formed truss,
compact habit. 20 cents.
P. Stahl. — Depp soft rose,
edged with salmon, beau-
tiful. One of the finest
Lemoines Cannel. — Rich am-
aranth-red, under petals
strongly marked purple.
Le Pilote. — GloAving crim-
son-scarlet, brilliant and
handsomely formed floAV-
Le Trouvere. — FloAvers daz-
zling orange-red strongly
shaded Avith brick red.
Mrs. Hayes. — Very double,
beautiful light shade of
pink o - flesh color; very fine.
Monsieur Geliene Lowaige. — Bright scarlet, toned
SHlmon, spots of a lighter shade at bases of tAvo
Minister of Constans. — FloAvers very large and
full, bright orange, shaded Avith salmon.
Miss McMurray. — An immense floAver, flne shape,
rich salmon, Avith lighter margins, large, bold
trusses, of a sturdy habit, distinct and fine.
Price 15 cents.
Madame Thibaut. — FloAvers very large, rich rose
Avashed Avith violet-carmine, bases of upper
petals strongly marked white.
p1. R. Mdrich, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
GERANIUMS - Continued.
President James A. Garfield. — Large scarlet flow-
ers with large white eye. A strong grower and
Peacli Blossom. — New, white, shaded and mar-
blf-d with light and dark peach pink, trusses
good size; good habit; fine for pot culture. 15c.
Petef Henderson.— A very fine variety, bright
orange-scarlet flowers of fine shape, trusses
globular and freely produced.
Remarkable. — A much improved Ernest Lauth,
\vi h better shaped flowers of a deeper grade.
Robert George. — Deep crimson scarlet, great size,
a free bloomer.
Sunlight. — Most intense fiery salmon, shaded with
orange, very free growth, large bol I trusses; a
VHlnable and distinct bedding variety. 15 cts.
The Blonde — Deeply shaded orange, base of pet-
als white, a distinct white margin around each.
Victor Hugo. — Flaming orange-red, bordered with
white, tine double flowers.
William Hamilton.— Rich deep crimson, with very
bright maroon shadings, large and well shaped.
Golf en Bronze Geraniums.
This class is admirable for bedding purposes,
growing vigorously, succeeding best and assum-
ing their brightest color during the heat of Sum-
mer. They not only have attrac ive foliage, but
the beauty and variety of the flowers add addi-
tional value to them. 10 cents. See cut, page 12-
Black Douglas. — Golden yellow, with broad red
zone, pink flowers.
Bismarck. — Foliage yellow, dark chocolate zone,
Chieftain. — New, fine showy foliage, golden disc
surrounded by a wide bronze zone. 15 cents.
Crystal Palace Gem. — Broad golden-yellow mar-
gin, wich a central disc of green, drawf and
free, one of the best.
Distinction. — Very peculiar leaf markings, not a
bronze; the leaves are encircled near the edge
with a very narrow zone of deep black.
Exquisite. — New, large chocolate zone, Avith large
golde 1 \ ellow center, edges variegated, flowers
sal'uon, tipped white.
Fanny. — Golden yellow foliage, with bright red
zone, large trusses of charming peach-colored
Marshal McMahon.— Golden yellow, with a zone
of dark chocolate, fine large foliage, a splendid
bcdder, a magnificent variety.
This class is ofl'ered at 10 cents each.
Madame Solleroi. — New, partakes to some extent
of tht; eliaracter of the Ivy-l(!af Geranium. It
makes a round, pretty plant, about one foot
high and wide. Foliage bright green, edged
pure white. Valuable for bordering or speci-
Mountain of Snow. — A fine strong grower, center
of leaf bright green, with a broad silvery white
margin ; flowers scarlet, well above the foliage,
good for bedding.
Snow Storm. — Dark green foliage, distinctly mar-
gined with white, a robust gtOAver, scarlet flow-
e s, an elegant bedder.
Silver Pheasant. — Leaves a pale green, margined
with creamy white, flowers scarlet, fine grower.
Golden Tri-Color Geraniums.
As an ornament for the parlor or conservatory,
nothing excels this class of beautiful plants. The
flowers are quite attractive, in addition to rich-
ness of foliage. Price, 25c., except where noted.
Freak of Nature. — New, very unique and attrac-
tive, outside leaves light green, with a large
pure white center, flowers light scat let.
Happy Thought. — Instead of the usual yellow outer
belt or margin, in this instance the color forms
a large, conspicuous cream-yellow blo'ch in
center of the disc of leaf; flowers rich magenta
rose, tinted with scarlet. Price, 10 cents.
Mrs. Pollock. — Bright bronze red zone, belted
with crimson and edged with golden yellow,
a beautiful variety.
Mrs. Glutton. — The finest of all Tii- colors. Eich
bronze zone, tinted with carmine shaded to rose,
delicate creamy white margin. Price, 20 cents.
Prince Silverwings. — A beautiful variety, silver
tri-color, foliage green, yellow and white edge,
crimson zone. Price, 20 cents.
Sir Robert Napier. — The broadest and darkest
zone, indented with brilliant scarlet, flesh-col-
ored flowers. Price, 35 cents.
Sunset. — Rich broad outer golden belt, the inner
margin of which is overlaid Avith a bright car-
mine-rose zone, and flame scarlet tints.
Although the foliage of this beautiful class is
of suflScient interest to Avar rant its cultivation,
yet the value is greatly enhanced by the beauty
and profusion of its floAvers. Well adapted for
rock work or vases, and for drooping over baskets
or training on trellises. Price, 10 cents.
M. Dubus. — FloAvers double, deep beautiful pink,
an extra fine sort.
Le Elegante. — Single, brilliant green foliage Avith
creamy. Avhite band, sometimes changing to
pink. Pure Avhite floAvers.
Jean de Arc. — New, flowers pure white, double,
perfect form. An excee<lingly beautiful sort.
Count Horace de Choiseul.— Double, bright rose,
ends of petals touched silvery Avhite, large, finest.
pi. R. Mdricli, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
GERANIUMS - Continued -Sweet Scented.
The fragrant Geraniums are a treasure. For
making bouquets and as a background for button-
hole flowers they are indispensable. The leaves
are beautiful as well as fragrant. Some varieties
are more finely cut than others, as will be seen by
the descriptions. Price, 10c. , except where noted.
Apple. — Round, light greea leaf, delightfully fra-
grant. 25 cents.
Balm Scented. — De-
very large foliage.
Dr. Livingston. — A
fine new variety ;
Most delicate cut-
leaf variety, of de-
very free grower,
for mixing with
Mrs. Taylor. — Foli-
age not very fra-
grant, but beauti-
ful, flowers scar-
let, in good clus-
ters, shaped like a
um, blooms very freely and constantly.
Nutmeg Scented. — Small leaves, resembling those
of the apple scented.
Pepper. — Cut foliage, pepper scent.
Rose Scented. — The most popular of all scented
Of all Summer flowering bulbs, the Gladiolus
stands at the head as the most
varied and beautiful. Flowers
produced in spikes two feet in
height and upwards, the bril-
liant scarlet and crimson of
some form a striking contrast
with the delicate shades and
pen cili ngs of the lighter colored
varieties. By planting at in-
tervals, from the first of May
to the middle of June, a suc-
cession of flowers can be had
from July to October. Our
unnamed mixed varieties are
unusually fine, and to those
wishing a fine display and not
wishing to keep varieties named
will answer every purpose.
Price, 3 for 25 cents, 15 for $1.
Heliotrope, Florence Xightingal
Universal favorites on account of their delight-
ful fragrance. Flower equally well as bedding
plants in Summer or as pot plants in the house
during Winter. Price, your selection, 10 cents,
3 for 25 cents ; our selection, 4 for 25 cents.
Florence Nightingale. — Dark lavender, fine.
Juliette. — Large heads of rich lilac.
Mad. de Blonay.— Very
large trusses of peai ly
pure white flowers.
Roi des Noirs. — Richest
dark pu r pie- violet,
Swanly Giant.- The first
shade of red obtained
in the Heliotrope, be-
ing what might be
termed carmine- rose.
White Lady.— A strong
grower, very pro-
fuse in bloom. Free
large and pure white.
Hortensia. — This well-
known garden varie-
ty has immense heads
of beautiful pink
rt'-wer^, a fine sort. Price, 10 cents.
Otaksa. — Large bright pink flowers, tinged with
t'lue. A splendid plant. Price, 10 cents.
Paniculata Grandiflora. — Highly ornamental, with
large dense flower-heads ; opening pure white
and tinted with rose in their mature bloom.
Flowers profusely during Summer, perfectly
hardy. Three sizes, price, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
Rosea. — Similir in habit and growth to the popu-
lar Thomas Hogg, except in
color, which is a bright rosy
red. Price, 20 cents.
Thomas Hogg. — An introduc-
tion from Japan. Large
pure white flowers, which, on
well grown plants, measure
more than 12 inches in diam-
eter. Price, 10 cts.
Multiflorus Plenus.— A beauti-
ful hardy plant, growing to
the height of three to four
feet ; flowers rich golden yel-
low, very double and as large
as a medium-sized Dahlia.
Blooms from July till frost.
Price, 15 cents.
rl. R. Mdricli, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
The different varieties of the Honeysuckle are
esteemed among the most desirable hardy climb-
ers. Price, 10 cents.
Hall's Halleana, — An evergreen variety from Ja-
pan ; flowers pure white, changing to yellow,
very fragrant, covered with flowers from June
Japan Golden-Veined. — Beautifully variegated foli-
age, leaves netted and veined with clear yellow,
flowers yellow and fragrant.
Chinese Twining. — Retains its foliage late in Win-
ter, flowers nearly white, quite distinct.
We cordially recom-
mend all to grow these
magnificent shrubs. They
bear large, gorgeous blos-
soms, single and double,
make excellent Summer
bedders, blooming contin-
ually under the warmest
sun ; if grown in pots, will
flower well in the parlor
or conservatory. Price, 10
cents, except where noted.
Auriantica. — Large double
orange colored flowers.
Collerii.— Double flowers,
bufl-yellow with scarlet
base, very distinct. A
new variety from South
Sea Islands. 15 cents.
Carminatus Perfectus. —
Large single flowers of
great abundance, scarlet
shaded to rose, with dis-
tinct crim on marking.
Cooperi.— Beautifully va-
green and pink.
Miniatus.— Semi-double flowers, brilliant vermil-
ion -scarlet, very handsome.
Rubra. — A double variety, with large red flowers.
Versicolor. — Very large single flowers, beautiful-
ly striped crimson rose and white.
An old-time favorite, and one of the most val-
ued of Summer flowers. Our collection embraces
all shades of pink, maroon, rose, yellow, etc , and
from their stately growth and magnificent spikes
of double flowers may justly demand a place in
every collection, when suitable situations for their
tall' growth can be found. Price, 10 cents ; .$1
Group of Hibiscus.
HOYA CARNOSA— Wax Plant.
A climbing plant with thick fleshy leaves,
bearing umbels of beautiful flesh-colored star-
shaped flowers. One of the best plants for house
culture, as it stands extreme heat and cold better
than most plants, and is not easily injured by
neglect. Price, 30 cents.
Variegata. — A beautiful variety, leaves blotched
and irregularly marked with creamy white, oc-
casionally suffused with crimson.
An evergreen shrub of dwarf habit, with pure
white flowers. Blooms Summer and Winter. 10c.
Evening Glory or Moon
This plant has no su-
perior as a climber of rap-
id growth to cover arbors,
verandas, old decayed
trees, or walls. Its flowers
are pure white, five inches
in diameter, moon-like,
and as they expand at
night have a striking ef-
fect, 10 cts., 3 for 25 cts.
Canariensis. — (English.)
Valuable for covering
brick walls, and upon
the north or shady side
of buildings ; also excel-
lent parlor ornaments,
and most desirable hang-
ing-basket plants. lOo.
Mikania Scandens.— (Ger-
man or Parlor.) A strong growing climber,
green foliage, suitable for large baskets and
vases. Price, 10 cents.
Mikania Scandens Variegata.— A variegated vari-
ety of the Parlor Ivy, leaves green and white,
very pretty, needs shade. Price, 15 cents.
Grandiflorum.— (Catalonian Jasmine.) Flowers
pure white, star- shaped, of exquisite fragrance.
Blooms from October till Mhy without inter-
mission. Price, 15 cents.
Revolutum.— A yellow flowered Jasmine, growing
rapidly to the height of from ten to twenty
feet; nearly hardy, exquisitely fragrant. 10c.
A. R. .^Idrich, Florist, Sprivgfield, Ohio.
We have few bedding plants that bloom more
continuously, or aflord a greater variety of colors
than the Lantana. Grown in pots or tubs, they
make splendid specimen plants for porch or lawn,
and can be kept in a light cellar during Winter.
Price, 10 cents, 3 for 25 cents.
Alba Perfecta.— Pure white,
Aurora Boreale.— A delightful
shade of lemon-yellow.
Don Calmut— Flower? lilac,
Harkett's Perfection.— Foliage
variegated with yellow, flow-
Michael Schmidt.— Flowers
fresh and sparkling, of a
brilliant yellow, passing Into
pur pie- vermilion .
Monfect. — Light lilac, pinkish
center, a true bi-color varie-
LILY OF THE VALLEY.
One of the most charming of
Spring- flowering plants, pro-
ducing in profusion its deli-
cate, bell-shaped, delightfully agrant white
flowers. It will thrive in any common soil, and
will do well in shady situations, where few other
plants will succeed. Price, 5 cents, S for 25 cents.
MADERIA— Mignonette Vine,
One of the finest
plants for rapidly
covering trellis work,
flowers feathery and
white, with fragrance
of Mignonette. 10c.
Florabunda Alba. — An
ever- blooming vari-
ety, used for pots or
baskets. 10 cents.
Rosea. — Similar to the
above, with rose-
Lutea Plena. — Charm-
ing for pot or bas-
ket, large truss' s of
very double, clear,
yellow flowers. The
bulbs can be saved
over, if kept dry.
ORANGE -Chinese Dwarf.
The Orange can be easily cultivated in pots in
the North, and form attractive plants, with their
rich, glossy leaves, which are also pleasantly fra-
grant if chafed. The flowers are noted for their
delicious fragrance. This variety is very dwarf
and is very ornamental. Small
plants Avill lavish their flowers
in the greatest profusion and
be literally covered with fruit.
Price, 25 to 50 cents.
Resembles the Sedums both
in growth and habit; flowers
bright yellow, produced very
freely. A flne plant for vases
and baskets. Price, 10 cents.
This class of plants can hard-
by be over-estimated. Coming
as they do in the early Spring,
when the garden is nearly bare
of flowers, and again in the
LUy of the Valley. Autumn after everything is
gone, they are truly indispens-
able. They have an almost unlimited range of
color, from nearly jet black through all the inter-
mediate colors of yellow and blue to pure white,
hardly any two being marked alike. Our strain
of these beautiful flowers has been selected from
the best foreign and domestic collections, and it
has taken years of careful selection to bring them
to their present stand-
ard of excellence.
Price, nice plants for
bedding, 5 cents; 25
for$l; $2.50 per 100.
Capensis. — A pplen-
did bedding variety
with large trusses
of azure-blue flow-
ers, continuing the
The scarcity of this
color in bedding
plants makes it very
attractive and de-
sirable. We would
mend it to your at-
P,n,j. ~~fine plants, 15 cents.
."i- E. Mdricli, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Moon^Flower. (See page 16. i
Muscosa. — (Artillery Plant.) Graceful fern-like
foliage and immense numbers of very small
flowers, which produce a snapping sound when
sprinkled. Price, 10 cents.
Beautiful bedding or pot plants, of symmetrical
growth ; are decid-
uous ; after frost
can be kept in a
cellar or under the
staging of a green-
house until thej'
start in the Spring.
Quite hardy in the
South. 10 cents.
Alba Plena. — Very
James V i ck. — A
i n g profusely
when not more
than a foot high.
Varlegata. — Flow-
ers very double,
Doable Fringed Petania.
Single Red and White.— One of our finest Winter-
blooming varieties, the single varieties bloom-
ing more profusely than the double sorts, and
of easier culture. Price, 10 cents, 3 for 25 cts.
Double White.— Perhaps this is the most profitable
of all plants cultivated for Winter flowers.'
Price, 25 cents.
Petunia is one of
the finest b e d -
ding plants for
borders, or for
vases. The bril-
liancy and varie-
ty of its colors,
combined av i t h
the duration of
its blooming pe-
riod, render it in-
valuable for gar-
It is deserving of
a prom i nent
place in every
strain is of the
best. See cut.
Price, 10 cents.
^. R.^mdrich, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
li X SUBMITTINGr our revised list of Roses to our friends and customers, we
U feel justified in stating that our stock this season is the largest and^flnest we
ever offered. Special attention has also been paid to the varieties, and we
are confident none unworthy are contained in our list.
TEA AND EVER-BLOOMING ROSES.
Price, except where noted, your selection of
varieties, 10 cts. each, 13 for $1 ; 15 choice named
varieties, our selection, $1.
Adam . — A lovely Rose ; h right fresh carmine-pink,
extra large size, very double and full, a free
bloomer, delicious tea scent.
Alba Rosea. — Beautiful; creamy white, with rose-
colored center, petals shaded with blush, very
double and fra rrant.
Agrippina. — Brilliant fiery red, full and sweet, an
early and profuse bloomer, much esteemed.
Aline Sisley. — Large and full, very double and
sweet, rare shade of violet- red, brightened with
crimson-maroon; makes elegant large pointed
buds ; very beautiful.
Appoline. — Large, full ^and double, exceedingly
sweet, clear pink, dashed with rosy crimson,
edges and reverse of petals silver-rose. One of
Bougere. — Splendid, extra large, very double and
full, exceedingly sweet tea scent, color bronze
rose, or violet crimson, delicately shaded lilac.
Bon Silene. — Noted for the great size and beauty
of its buds, which are valued very highly for
bouquets and decorative purposes; deep rose
color, sometimes bright rosy crimson , occasion-
ally pale, light rose; very sweet and beautiful.
Bella, — Pure snow white, large, very double and
full, tea scent, splendid large pointed buds, an
Celine Forestier. — Deep sulphur-yellow, good size
and very double, highly fragrant, and one of
the hardiest and best.
Crimson Bedder.— Medium size, rich, dark velvety
crimson, very double,:full and beautiful ; one
of the best for bedding.
Catharine Mermet.— A.beautiful and valuable va-
riety, clear rose-pink, with delicately shaded
amber and^fawn center, large, full and globu-
lar, very double and sweet. One of the finest
Teas, and unequalled by any Rose of its color.
See cut on page 20.
Chromatella, or Cloth of Gold.— Clear, bright yel-
low, large, very full and double, very sweet.
Much prized in the South as a pillar or veranda
Cramoise Superieur.— Rich crimson, double and
of right good form, very free and good, one of
Cornelia Cook.— Much sought after for its beauti-
ful bud?, and is still very scarce, is pure white,
faintly tinted with blush.
Clement Nabonnand.— Charming buds and beauti-
ful flowers. Coppery-rose, tinged with pur-
plish crimson, a constant and profuse bloomer,
Comtesse^Riza du Pare— Very large, full, double
and sweet, color bright coppery-rose, tinged
and shaded with soft velvet crimson.
Douglass, — Daik cherry red, rich and velvety,
large, full and fragrant. Very desirable for
forcing or bedding.
Duchess de Brabant.— Few Roses equal this in
freedom of bloom, none surpass it in either fra-
grance or vigor. The flowers are rather loose
when open, but are rich and pleasantly colored,
being rose, heavily shaded with amber and
A. R. Alclrich, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Duchess of Edinburgh. — A
splendid Rose, in great
demand for its lovely
buds, and remarkable
for its beautiful color,
Tvhich is of the most in-
tense glowing scarlet.
Price, 15 cents.
Hermosa. — Always beau-
tiful and always in
bloom. The flower is
cupped, full and finely
formed, the mo?t pleas-
ing shade of pink, soft
but deep, fragrant. A
Isabella Sprunt.— A lovely
Tea Eose of exquisite
fragrance, clear lemon-
yellow, a continuous
and persistent bloomer,
and one of the best for
La Princess Vera. — One of
the flnest Tea Roses, is
a vigorous grower, very
full and double, has im-
mense buds, color pale
flesh, changing to sal-
mon-rose, shaded ith
carmine, very sweet tea
scent, magnificent sort.
See cut on page 21.
Lamarque.— Large, borne
in clusters, which is a
distinctive feature of the
Eose, established plants
bearing thousands of
flowers. A fine pillar
Rose in the South.
Louis Phillippe.— Flowers
rich, dark velvety crim-
son, profuse bloomer, good form and substance,
full and double. An excellent bedding Rose.
La Pactoie. — Pale sulphur- yellow, large, full and
double, beautiful buds, very sweet tea scent.
Lucuilus. — Beautiful dark crimson-maroon, large,
full and fragrant, very double, a constant and
profuse bloomer. Extra good for out-door cul-
Madame Bernard. — Large, full form, very double,
exceedingly sweet. Fine apricot-yellow, some-
times golden-yellow, faintly tinged with blush.
Mme. Welche.— (See Xovelties. page 5).
Madame Celine Berthod. — A fine new Rose, large
deep clear yellow, good full form, very double,
sweet tea scent.
Catharine Mermet. (See page 19.)
Madame Bravy. — Large, creamy white, of great
substance, perfectly and beautifully formed, of
only moderate growth.
Marechal Neil. — Incomparably the finest Rose in
any section or of any color. The flower, which
is extremely large and perfectly formed, is a
rich golden-yellow, and very beautiful when in
bud. Climbing habit.
Marie van Houtte. — Pale yellow, edges of petals
often lined with rose, well formed, fragrant and
of good habit, very free blooming and in every
respect most charming sort. One of the finest
for out-door culture.
Madame Falcot. — Fine apricot-yellow, beautiful
orange buds, tea scent, a constant bloomer.
R. AUricJi, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
La Princess Vera.
Marie Guillot— White, tinged with delicate shade
of lemon, large, full and beautifully imbricated
in form. One of the white Teas, the perfection
of form in Tea Eoses ; highly fragrant.
Madame Pauline La-
bonte. — A beautiful
Rose, fine full form,
very double and fra-
and shaded with
fawn and amber;
Marie Sisiey.-An -ele-
gant Rose, full and
double, a delicious
tea scent, an exquis-
ite shade of pale yel-
I low, broadly mar-
gined bright rose.
Madame Margottin. —
A good Rose and a
favorite, very large,
el egantly perf u med .
Beautiful dark cit-
red center, a strong grower and quite hardy.
Madame Lombard. — Extra large, full flowers, very
double and sweet, a beautiful shade of rosy-
bronze, changing to salmon and fawn, shaded
carmine, reverse of petals deep rosy-sa mon.
M'lle Rachel.— Lovely Tea
Rose, pure snow white,
very double, deliciously
scented, beautiful buds,
elegant for either house
or open ground culture.
Madame de Watteville.—
(See Novelties, page 5).
Madame Caroline Kustfir.—
Beautiful orange - yel-
low, clear and distinct,
fine full form, large. and
very double, highly per-
fumed ; very desirable.
Madame Capucine. — Nas-
turtium yellow, beauti-
ful buds; very distinct.
Madame Joseph Schwartz.
— White, beautifully
flushed with pink, plant
grows with great vigor,
is extremely free with
its flowers, medium size,
cupped and borne in
(See page 20.)
General Jacqnemlnot. (See page 22.)
Marechal Robert. — White, the center shaded with
flesh, large and full.
Madame Devacout. — Magnificent, new and scarce;
beautiful clear canary-yellow, very double and '
full, beautiful in bud and flower, fine tea scent.
Marie Duchere. — Rich transparent salmon, fawn
center, large, very
double and sweet.
N i p h etos . — ( SeeNo v-
elties, page 5).
Perle des Jardins.—
(See Novelties, on
Pink Daily. — Light
pink flowers, pro-
duced in clusters
in great profusion.
Queen's Scarlet. —
buds, much prized
for cut - flowers,
icately tinted witii
x'ose ; long, very
large and beauti-
fully formed buds.
The shading is ex-
quisite. Of good habit and free. One of the
most beautiful Roses.
Reine Marie Henrietta. — A vigorous climbing Hy-
brid Tea; large, full and well formed, cerise-
sometimes called Red Glorie de Dijon.
Souvenir de La Malmaison.
A noble Rose; flower
extremely large, quar-
tered and doubled to the
center,color flesh- white,
clear and fresh.
Souvenir de Madame Per-
net. — Beautiful, soft sil-
ver-rose, underlaid with
yellow, large, full flow-
ers, very handsome bud.
Souvenir d'Elsie Varden.—
Very beautiful and en-
tirely distinct, elegantly
cupped form, 7ery full
and double, exceedingly
fragrant, creamy white,
delicately shaded pink.
Safrano. — Grown every-
where for its , beautiful
saffron colored buds.
Florists use great quan-
tities of them in floral
work, large numbers are
sold during Winter.
pl. R. MdricJi, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Souvenir d'Un Amu
Souvenir d'Un Ami. — Fine, delicate rose, shaded
with salmon, very large, full and double, ex-
quisitely fragrant; a viarorous grower and free
bloomer. This has been a popular Kose for
more than thirty years, and is still considered
one of the best Teas.
Solfaterre. — Fine, clear sulphur-yellow, good
form, large, full and double, very sweet and
good. A fine pillar Kose in the South.
Tiie Bride. — (See Novelties, page 4).
Washington. — Of medium
size, pure white, strong ,
grower, and blooms in
The Hybrid Perpetuals
are among the most val-
uable of all Roses. They
are particularly desirable
for cold climates, because
they are entirely hardy,
also in the South, as they
add another distinbt type
of beauty to the Ever-
Blooming Roses, which
there flourish so luxur-
iantly. Should not be
ordered for house cul-
ture, as they are not
Madame Plantier, (See^page 23.)
y - . \^
Qneen's Scarlet. (See page 21.)
suited for that purpose. They will grow and
thrive as well as the others, but are not so certain
to bloom. Price, 10 cents.
Augustie Mie. — Clear, bright pink, very large and
finely cupped, fragrant and good.
Baroone Prevost. — Beautiful pure bright rose,
shaded with crimson, very large, finely scented.
Coquette des Alps. — Large white flowers, occasion-
ally shaded with bright pink ; constant bloom-
er, bearing its flowers in clusters. A fine Rose.
_ Coquette des Blanches. —
Pure snow white, large
and full, very double
and fragrant. Fine.
General Jacqueminot. —
Bright crimson - scar-
let, exceedingly rich
and velvety. See cut,
Rosy carmine, unusu-
ally glossy and bril-
liant, double and well
Giant of Battles.— Bril-
liant crimson, large,
very double and sweet.
One of the best.
Climbing Jules Margottin.
— Same as Jules Mar-
gottin, but of more
R. pUdricTi, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Jules Margottin. — Bright, clear cherry red,
large and very double, free bloomer and
vigorous A magnificent Rose, and a gen-
La Reine. — Beautiful clear bright rose, fine full
form, very fragrant.
La France. — Hybrid Tea. (See Novelties, on
Madame Charles Wood. — The most conspicuous
bloomer among the true Hybrid Perpetuals,
flowering all through the season. Rosy-
crimson, sometimes darker; large, double
to the center of open form. A low grower,
but branches freely.
Magna Charta. — Blooms only in Spring, but
the flower is beautifully shaped and colored.
Bright carmine-pink, large and globular,
fragrant. Fine, vigorous habit, produces a
Madame Plantier. — Not a true Hybrid Perpet-
ual. Blooms only in the Spring, but at
that time is literally covered with pure
white, ijerfectly double, fragrant flowers,
which hang on for a long time. Makes large
dense bushes. As hardy as an oak ; a beau-
tiful cemetery Rose.
Paul Neyron. — The largest Rose in the section,
but never coarse. Dark rose color, double
and handsomely formed. Blooms here all
the season, and is an unusually strong and
healthy plant. One of the best.
Prof. Koch. — Rich, deep crimson.
Prince Camille de Rohan.— Very deep velvety
crimson, large and moderately full.
Souvenir de Charles Montault.— Fire red.
Thomas Mills. — Bright rosy carmine, flowers large
Triumphe de Beaux Arts.— Metallic-rose, flamed
with scarlet; large, verj fragrant and full; a
C LI M B I N G
are valuable for
training over or-
verandas, etc., also
for covering un-
sightly objects, as
fences and walls.
In many positions
they are objects of
Princess Beatrice. (See Novelties.)
rare beauty, and are highly esteemed. The varie-
ties given here are hardy, and succeed well in all
sections of the country. In the South many va-
rieties of the ^Ever-Blooming Roses can be used
as climbers. Price, 10 cents.
Baltimore Belle. — Pale blush, variegated'carmine,
rose and white, very double, flowers in beauti-
ful clusters, the whole plant appearing a per-
fect mass of bloom. One of the very best Climb-
Champney. — A hardy Rose, quite double and verv
fragrant. Flowers deep rose, changing to pale
Greville, or Seven Sisters. —Flowers in large clus-
ters ; varies in color from white to crimson ; a
Prairie Queen. — Flowers very large and of pecul-
iar globular form. Bright rosy red, changing
to lighter as the flower opens. Of very strong,
R. Aldricli, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
This is a new class of Roses, the parents of
which have been recently introduced from Japan
They might well be called " Fairy Eoses," with
their miniature and beautifully shaped flowers,
which are borne in great clusters. We have seen
over fifty flowers on one branch. They are ad-
mirably adapted for planting in the border in
Summer, or for pot culture and forcing in Win-
ter. Price, 10 cents.
Anna Marie de Montravel.— The flowers are pure
white, and about an inch and a half in diam-
Miniature.— One of the most beautiful miniature
Roses. The flowers are quite small and of reg-
ular form. Plant very dwarf, but vigorous and
branching. Color white slightly tinted with a
Mignonette.— One of the most lovely and beautiful
of miniature Roses. The flowers are full /and
•regular, perfectly double, borne in large clus-
ters, and deliciously perfumed; color clear
pink, changing to white, tinged with pale rose,
the best of its color.
M'lle Cecile Bruner.— Color salmon-pink, heavily
shaded with bright rose ; very sweet and beau-
Parquerette.- We consider this variety the best
of all the Polyantha Roses. The flowers are
pure white, and about one inch in diameter. It
flowers in clusters of from five to fifty blooms.
Very full, prettily formed, and nearly equals
the double white Primrose in profuse blooming
Perle d'Or.— Color or buds beautiful nankeen yel-
low, with vivid orange center, each petal tipped
with white, changing to bufi-tinged rose in the
open flower. Splendid.
p1. R. Mdrich, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
The Moss Ebses are very popular and much ad-
mired for their beautiful buds, which are covered
with a moss-like texture. They are perfectly
hardy. Being diflScult and hard to propagate,
the price is necessarily higher than other Eoses.
Price, 20 cents.
Aphelis Purpurea. — Violet-purple, large and full,
very double and fragrant.
White Bath,— Pure white,' m'clusters;^very beau-
tiful, free blooming, very mossy.
Princess Adelaide. — Fine reddish- blush, large and
Glory of Mosses. — Pale rose, very large, full and
Henry Martin. — Fine rosy-pink, large, full Jand
Elizabeth Roe. — Bright satiny-pink, large, double,
fragrant, and finely mossed.
.'i. R. plldrich. Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Fnchsia, Paris Murcie. See Novelties, page !J.)
This very graceful
climber is a great addi-
tion to our basket
plaats, possessing the
rare qualities of deli-
cate and tolerably dense
foliage, and of vining
habit, admirably adapt-
ing it to climbing or
drooping, as may be re-
quired. For using as a
green with cut-flowers,
it has no equal, its hard
texture enabling it to
keep for several days
without wilting after
being cut. It is also
line as a parlor or win-
dow plant. 10 cents.
Serrata Nana. — A Win-
white. 10 cents.
maryllls, Ataniasco. (Seepage?.
The Sedums are an
interesting family of
hardy plants, with
thick fleshy leaves.
They are excellent for
or rock- work, w i t h -
standing the heat and
drouth. Price, 10 cts.
Light green, lance-
shaded leaves, edged
— Broad leaves, vari-
egated yellow and
green. A strong
growing variety ; de-
Harrisoni.— Margin of
leaves dark green,
center portion light
green. A variety of
R. Aldrich, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
We cannot too strongly
urge upon the lovers of
flowers the more extensive
planting of the Tuberose.
It has become an almost in-
dispensable article in its
season; its pure waxy-like
<;olor and delightful fra-
grance making it the most
popular of all flowers for
bouquets and baskets. Our
bulbs are very fine, and we
<3an guarantee that all will
bloom if properly treated.
Price, 10 cents, 12 for $1.
Pearl. — Flowers large and
double, imbricated .like a
Rose, and of dwart habit,
growing only from eight-
een inches to two feet in
height. Good for pot cul-
ture or Winter forcing.
A handsome and
attractive plant of
low habit, leaves
nearly round and
striped freely with
silver bands; flow-
ers white and of
great beauty, and
borne in spikes
inches high. They
make fine plants
for hanging - bas-
kets, vases, etc.
They are well
worthy of culture.
Price, 10 cents, 3
for 25 cents. p^j,^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^
Variegata. — A beautiful variegated trailing plant,
adapted for hanging-baskets and vases; leaves
glossy green, broadly margined creamy-white,
flowers light blue. Price, 10 cents.
Verbena. (See page 28.)
R. Mdrich, Florist, Springfield, Ohio.
Violet, Swanley White,
and free flowering.
The little, sweet-scented, double Violet is per-
fectly hardy, and flowers freely very early in the
Spring. Plants may be
set out either in the
Spring or Autumn, and
can be increased by di-
vision when they attain
a large size. Flowers
well [in the house, if not
kept too hot and dry.
Price, 10 cents; the 3
variet es for 25 cen.s.
Marie Louise.— Deep vio-
let-blue, very fragrant
It should be grown by all
on account of its easy forcing qualities.
Swanley White. — A sport from the popular and
well-known Marie Louise, similar in habit and
freedom of flowering, but is of a pure white
Wiiite Czar.— A single vari-
ety. Flowers white and
sweetly scented; srong
The Verbena is one of the
prettiest, and the most pop-
ular of all the flowering
plants suitable for forming
beds on the lawn. It con-
tinues to flower and spread
from the first day the plants
are set until late in Autumn ,
every day becoming better and more
handsome. Of easy culture, and will
flourish in any good garden soil.
Price, 10 cents, 4 for 25 cents.
Auricula.— Purple - crimson, with a
Brightness. — Crimson scarier, white
Blue Bird. — Blue, white eye.
Beauty of Oxton.— Large flowers, col-
Diadem. — Scarlet, black eye; an ex-
tra flne sort.
Fire Fly.— In'onse flame scarlet, dark
Grace Garland.— Orange-scarlet, light
Honeysuckle. (See page 16.)
Humboldt. — Maroon, white eye.
La Niger. — Purple-maroon, almost black.
Mrs. Woodruff. — Clear scarlet.
Pearl.— Pure white, fragrant.
Queen Mab. — Fine rich scrimson-scarlet.
Surpris^. — Orange- scarlet, white eye.
Snow White.— Large,
pure white flowers.
Sir Garnet Wolseley. —
Rosy crimson, with
Saladin. — Deep crim-
son, large white
Velvet Mantle.— Fine,
Double BouTardias. (See page 8.)
One Dollar Collections.
f OR the accommodation of persons who are not very well ac-
quainted with the different varieties of plants, we offer the fol-
loAving One Dullnr Collections. They also give us an opportu-
nity to keep our stock from becoming exhausted in particular va-
rieties; hence, we are enabled to offer them so cheap. The plants
will, in all cases, be first-class, and parties will usually get as
good, and sometimes better selections than themselves would
make. Our aim shall be, as far as possible, to satisfy evei'v cus-
tomer, and it is to our interest that they be pleased.
Golle cbions ah ^1 Each)
OUR CHOICE OF VARIETIES.
Set No. I.— 20 Verbenas, diflerent sorts.
Set No. 2.— 16 basket or bedding plants, 16 sorts.
Set No. 3.— 16 Monthly Koses, different sorts.
Set No. 4.— 14 Beautiful Ever-Bloomii g Koses,
selected especially with rtference to
their Winter flowering qualities.
Set No. 5.— 20 Chrysantht mums— Chinese, Jap-
anese and Pompone.
Set No. 6.— 20 Tuberoses, all flowering bulbs.
Set No. 7. — 1 Roses, 4 Geraniums, 3 Fuchsias, 3
Carnations, 2 Heliotropes, all differ-
Set No. 8.-2 Roses, 2 Geraniums, 3 Verbenas, 2
Fuchsias, all ditferent sorts ; 4
Gladioli and 3 Tuberoses.
Set No. 9.— 20 Gladioli
Set No. (0.— 2 Roses, 2 Geraniums, 3 Ver-
benas, 2 Heliotropps, 2 Fuch-
sias, 1 Tuberose, 2 Ac) yran-
thus, 2 Cupheas, 1 Smil>ix.
Set No. II. — 6 Single, 6 Duuble, 3 Scented
Set No.'l2.— 1 Silver-Leaf, 2 Bronze, 2 Ivy-
Leaf, 2 Scenttd,3 Single and
3 Double Geraniums.
Set No. 13.— 10 Gladioli and 10 Tuberose.
Set No. 14. — 10 Verbenas and 6 Geraniums.
Set No. 15.— 10 Silver, Golden, Tri-Color,
and other fancy-leaved Gera-
niums. All these have beauti-
ful leaves, and will please ev-
erv one who orders them
Set No. 16.— 12 Hybrid Perpetual Roses, 12 dif-
Set No. 17.— 6 Hybrid and 6 Climbing Roses.
Set No. 18. — 20 Coleus, all beautiful varieties, em-
bracing the choicest new sorts, which
will malie an elegant ornamental fo-
Set No. 19.— 25 Pansy plants.
Set No. 20.-6 Moss Roses, 4 different sorts.
Set No. 2 I, — 15 Single-flowered Geraniums, dif-
Set No. 22. — 15 Double- flowered Geraniums, dif-
Set No. 23.-8 Single and 7 Double Gera-
Set No. 24. — 8 Carnations and 7 Roses, all
Set No. 25. — 10 Begonias, blooming varie-
ties, diff"erent sorts.
Set No. 26. — 12 splendid Carnations, differ-
Set No. 27. — 7 Lantanas and 7 Geraniums,
all named varieties of the most
beautiful colors, and will malie
a fine display of I loom all
through the season.
Set No. 28. — 14 Fuchsias, diflerent sorts.
Set No. 29. — 8 Coleus and 8 Achyranthus,