Flora Odorata; A Characteristic Arrangement Of The Sweet-scented Flowers And Shrubs, Cultivated In…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byFrederick Thompson Mott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843. Excerpt: ... ROCKET, COMMON--Hesperis Matronalis. Linn. Tetradynamia Siliquosa, Nat. Crucifera. The purple variety of this plant has small flowers and little scent, and is not worth the trouble of cultivation. The single white is not much better, its flowers are larger and more scented, but they are straggling and not very showy. The double white variety, however, is one of the most beautiful and fragrant ornaments of our flower gardens. Notwithstanding this, it is by no means common, and in some places in England is entirely unknown. The reason is this, though it is called a perennial, it is very short-lived, and one plant seldom lasts above two or three years. But most people are not aware of this circumstance, and when it suddenly dies away, its death is attributed to frost, or worms, or any other general cause. However, a succession may be kept up by propagating in the following manner. As soon as the flowers are faded, cut down the stem to the root, and on it, at a little distance from each other will be found several tufts of leaves; these are not long enough to make cuttings by themselves, but if the stem be cut through just above each tuft, then each will have a piece from one to three inches long remaining below it; these will serve to support the cuttings in the ground, and if several tolerably wide notches be cut through the bark, round the stem, just below the tuft, and the cuttings be then stuck into the grouud, quite down to the leaves, so as just to cover the notches, with a handglass placed over them, they will be well rooted and fit to plant out the following Spring. The cuttings should be shaded from the hot sun, and will not require watering more than once a week. When transplanted into the open borders they should be shaded and watered for the firs...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843. Excerpt: ... ROCKET, COMMON--Hesperis Matronalis. Linn. Tetradynamia Siliquosa, Nat. Crucifera. The purple variety of this plant has small ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217723098

ISBN - 13:9780217723091

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