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Image from page 200 of "The garden bluebook;" (1915)

Identifier: gardenbluebook00holl

Title: The garden bluebook;

Year: 1915 (1910s)

Authors: Holland, Leicester Bodine, 1882- [from old catalog]

Subjects: Perennials. [from old catalog]

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & company

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

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ower (Color & Height) Plants Foliage (HoJ>ti& Height) Uses Culture Propagation ECHINACEA (From the Greek echinos, a hedgehog, alluding to the spiny backs of the receptacle) Composite 50. Echinacea purpurea {Rudbeckia purpurea)English Names: Purple cone flower, Black Sampson. VIRGINIA AND OHIO TO ILLINOIS AND LOUISIANA JULY THROUGH OCTOBER LARGE daisylike flowers sometimes five inches across, varying fromJ rosy-purple to light rose, with high-pointed purple central cone;freely borne on a compact, bushy, rather coarse plant from two to threeand a half feet high.Excellent for the herba-ceous border and good forcutting. A perfectly hardy per-ennial of easiest culture inany garden soil. Maybe used to cover dry andwaste spots but respondswell to rich soil, especiallysandy loam. Prefers fullsun. Propagate by seed ornot too frequently bydivision. Var. serotina (E. inter-media), a later-floweringvariety, with brightercolored, broader, andflatter petals; possiblybetter than the type.


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183 Name YEAR 19 19 49 19 APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOTES ON THEYEARS CLIMATICCONDITIONS EW General Observations N& LATIN NAME Common Neone Season HeJ>itel Flower (Color & Height) Plajii& Foliage (Habit &Height) Uses Culture Propagation EUPATORIUM (From tupatorion, the Greek name for the plant Agrimony, named for Mithridates Eupator) Composite 106. E. coelestinum (*Conoclinium ccelestinum)English Name: Mist flower. EASTERN U. S. A. SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER SMALL blue or violet flowers in compact flat-topped clusters on some-what downy leafy stems from one to two feet high. Leaves of along pointed heart-shape, toothed along the edges. An excellent plantfor the front of the herba-ceous border. The daintyheliotropelike flowers be-ing very charming in latefall. A hardy perennial ofeasy culture in ordi-nary garden soil, in sun.Should be given a lightcovering of litter or leavesin winter. Propagate by cut-tings. *Name most approved by bo-tanical authorities. KALEVI



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