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A. R. Aldri< 

ss&% of Agri(.i|a .fcu. 

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Spring ®atalogue, 




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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It is to secure, by the co-operation of a number of persons, orders from people who 
might not have purchased from us but for their efforts, that we make the following lib- 
eral offer? : 

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pi nts priced at $2 40. 
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at $8.60. 

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at $10. 

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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. 


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. 


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 
beautiful flower. 

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. 

small parchment label on all plants. 

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. 

ORDER SHEET.— Please use our order sheet it mak- 
ing out vour order. 

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. 

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.' 

POSTAGE STAMPS may be sent for fi-actional parts 
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. 


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. 

Viscountess Follcestone.-- 
Hybrid Tea Rose. Un- 
questionably the art- 
ist's Rose. Exquisite 
form and carriage, and 
'1 gem in and of itself. 
White,salmoL shading, 
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.— 
Leaves irregularly 
marked, golden yel- 

Robert George.— A free 

and continuous 

bloomer. Flowers 

broad, their large 

overlaping petals in- 
curved, color orange, 

veined with crimsoD . 
Santana.— Fine, deep 

crimson flower. One 

of the best. 
Mesapotamicum Var.— 

A variagated-leaved, 

drooping variety. 
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- 
known variety, 

Thompsonii Varie- 

gata. It retains the 

beautifully mottled, 

yellow and green 

foliage of that varie- 
ty, but has perfectly 

double flowers, that 

resemble, in form, a 

double Hollyhock. 

Eich, deep orange, 

streaked and shaded 

with crimson. 

Abutilon, Due d'Jlalakofl' Var. 

Single Bouvardias. 

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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, 
flowering continually 
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. 

Variegalum.— Beautiful 

Variegated leaves. 
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- 


Lemon Verbena. 

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- 
tra strong,75c 
Atamasco. — A 
class of small 
growing Am- 
aryllis, pro- 
ducing small, 
pink, lily-like 
flowers dur- 
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 
herbaceous plants. 
They commence 
flowering early in 
^^^August and con- 
l^'^tinue until severe 
" frost. Flowers are 
about one and a 
half inches in di- 
ameter. Thrives 
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. 

Boston Ivy. 

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. 

Flowering Varieties. 

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 
glossy appearance, 
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. 

BALM— Variegated. 

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 
30 cents. 


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. 

CALADIUM— Esculentum. 

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, 

strong stems. 
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, 
clove scented. 

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, 
A favorite. 

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' 
very fragrant 
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. 


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— 
all labeled, 

Japanese Varieties. 

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- 
ing sort. 

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. 

Chinese Varieties. 

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- 
ceedingly attractive 

variety, pure white 

flowers of immense 

size. See cut on 

page 10. 
Madame Boucharlet.— 

Well formed flow- 
ers, petals twisted 

and pointed, amber, 

passing to a red, 

very handsome. 

Pompone Varieties. 

Anais, — Soft lilac-rose 

shaded white, petals 

tipped yellow, very 

much admired at 

the New York 

C h r y s a n themum 

Citroneila.— Small, 

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, 

coppery red. 
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 

beautiful sort. 
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. 


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 
profuse bloomer. 

Rosalind. — D e 1 ic a te 
carmine, blending 
to clear rose, round- 
ed like a miniature 

Victoria.— Strong, ro- 
bust grower, flow- 
ers large, often two 
inches in diameter, 
bright crimson, on 
long stems. 

.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. 

Little Gem. 

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 

rich salmon. 

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, 

corolla pink. 
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 
worthless varieties. 

Single Geraniums. 

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. 


GERANIUMS- Continued. 

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 
flrer bedder. 

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. 

Double Geraniums. 

Alba Perfecta.— Large, fine, 

snoAvy Avhite floAve s, ve j 

good bloomer. 
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. 

(jladiolus Flowers. 

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 
neA\' Geraniums. 
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 
upper petals. 
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 
free bloomer. 

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, 

compact habit. 
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 

blossoms; extra. 
Marshal McMahon.— Golden yellow, with a zone 

of dark chocolate, fine large foliage, a splendid 

bcdder, a magnificent variety. 

Silver-Leaf Geraniums. 

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- 
men plants. 

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. 

Ivy-Leaf Geraniums. 

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- 
liciously fragrant, 
very large foliage. 
Dr. Livingston. — A 
fine new variety ; 
cut leaf. 
Fernifolia Odorata.— 
Most delicate cut- 
leaf variety, of de- 
lightful fragrance, 
very free grower, 
Leaves valuable 
for mixing with 
cut-flowers. 25c. 
Mrs. Taylor. — Foli- 
age not very fra- 
grant, but beauti- 
ful, flowers scar- 
let, in good clus- 
ters, shaped like a 
small Pelargoni- 
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, 
delightfully fragrant. 
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 
branching. Flowers 
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 
to November. 

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- 
riegated foliagCji^white, 
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 
per dozen. 

Group of Hibiscus. 


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, 

compact habit. 
Aurora Boreale.— A delightful 

shade of lemon-yellow. 
Don Calmut— Flower? lilac, 

orange center. 
Harkett's Perfection.— Foliage 

variegated with yellow, flow- 
ers lilac. 
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- 

tv, superb. 


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- 
colored flowers. 

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. 
New. 10c.,3for25c. 

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 
whole Summer. 
The scarcity of this 
color in bedding 
plants makes it very 
attractive and de- 
sirable. We would 
cordially recom- 
mend it to your at- 
thention. [Price, 
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 
double, creamy 
white flowers. 

James V i ck. — A 
dwarf growing 
variety, floweis 
brilliant orange- 
scarlet, bloom- 
i n g profusely 
when not more 
than a foot high. 

Varlegata. — Flow- 
ers very double, 
yellow flaked 
with scarlet. 

Chinese Primrose. 

Doable Fringed Petania. 

PRIMROS E-Chinese. 

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. 


The Double 
Petunia is one of 
the finest b e d - 
ding plants for 
massing, mixed 
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- 
den decoration. 
It is deserving of 
a prom i nent 
place in every 
collection. ^Our 
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. 


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 
the best. 

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 
excellent sort. 

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 
the finest. 

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, 
very good. 

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. 

ROSES -Continued. 

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 
standard variety. 

Isabella Sprunt.— A lovely 
Tea Eose of exquisite 
fragrance, clear lemon- 
yellow, a continuous 
and persistent bloomer, 
and one of the best for 
Winter flowers. 

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. 

ROSES— Continued. 

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- 
grant, salmon-rose, 
delicately tinged 
and shaded with 
fawn and amber; 
profuse bloomer. 

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, 
perfectly double, 
el egantly perf u med . 
Beautiful dark cit- 
ron-yellow, bright 

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 
page 5. 
Pink Daily. — Light 
pink flowers, pro- 
duced in clusters 
in great profusion. 
Queen's Scarlet. — 
Dazzling crimson- 
scarlet, beautiful 
buds, much prized 
for cut - flowers, 
sweet, hardy. 
Rubens.— White,del- 
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. 

red ; 


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 
large clusters. 


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.) 

■Sf" -/i 
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, 
page 21. 
General Washington.— 
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 
vigorous habit. 

R. pUdricTi, Florist, Springfield, Ohio. 


ROSES— Continued. 

Jules Margottin. — Bright, clear cherry red, 
large and very double, free bloomer and 
vigorous A magnificent Rose, and a gen- 
eral favorite. 

La Reine. — Beautiful clear bright rose, fine full 
form, very fragrant. 

La France. — Hybrid Tea. (See Novelties, on 
page 5). 

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 
beautiful bud. 

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 
and cupped. 

Triumphe de Beaux Arts.— Metallic-rose, flamed 
with scarlet; large, verj fragrant and full; a 
splendid sort. 


Climbing Roses 
are valuable for 
training over or- 
namental arbors, 
trellises, pillars, 
verandas, etc., also 
for covering un- 
sightly objects, as 
old buildings, 
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- 
ing Roses. 

Champney. — A hardy Rose, quite double and verv 
fragrant. Flowers deep rose, changing to pale 
rose; desirable. 

Greville, or Seven Sisters. —Flowers in large clus- 
ters ; varies in color from white to crimson ; a 
good variety. 

Prairie Queen. — Flowers very large and of pecul- 
iar globular form. Bright rosy red, changing 
to lighter as the flower opens. Of very strong, 
rapid growth. 


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 
peachy pink. 

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 
during Winter. 

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. 


JI1088 Boses. 


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- 
ter-blooming plant; 
white. 10 cents. 

maryllls, Ataniasco. (Seepage?. 


The Sedums are an 
interesting family of 
hardy plants, with 
thick fleshy leaves. 
They are excellent for 
hanging-baskets, vases, 
or rock- work, w i t h - 
standing the heat and 
drouth. Price, 10 cts. 
Carneum Variegatum.— 
Light green, lance- 
shaded leaves, edged 
with white. 
Telphinum Variegatum. 
— 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 
strong growth. 

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 
nearly twelve 
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 
and free. 


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 

wbite eye. 
Brightness. — Crimson scarier, white 

e\ e. 

Blue Bird. — Blue, white eye. 
Beauty of Oxton.— Large flowers, col- 
or pink. 

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 
white eye. 
Saladin. — Deep crim- 
son, large white 

Velvet Mantle.— Fine, 
velvet maroon. 

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) 


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- 
ent sorts. 

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- 
ferent sorts. 

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- 
liage bed. 

Set No. 19.— 25 Pansy plants. 

Set No. 20.-6 Moss Roses, 4 different sorts. 

Set No. 2 I, — 15 Single-flowered Geraniums, dif- 
ferent sorts. 

Set No. 22. — 15 Double- flowered Geraniums, dif- 
ferent sorts. 
Set No. 23.-8 Single and 7 Double Gera- 

Set No. 24. — 8 Carnations and 7 Roses, all 

different sorts. 
Set No. 25. — 10 Begonias, blooming varie- 
ties, diff"erent sorts. 
Set No. 26. — 12 splendid Carnations, differ- 
ent sorts. 

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, 
diflerent sorts.