Image from page 119 of "Plant culture; a working handbook of every day practice for all who grow flowering and ornamental plants in the garden and greenhouse" (1921)
Publisher: New York, A. T. De La Mare co., inc.
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age to within 2 or 3 inches from the surface; give about an inch ofpeat or leafmold and sand at the bottom, covering with an inch orso of sand, which should be made firm. Keep close under glass whilerooting at a temperature never above 60 degrees F. ERYTHRINA (Coral Tree). The herbaceous species ofErythrina are not ornamental when not in flower. E. Crista-galliand the variety E. laurifolia, together with E. Hendersoni, are thebest for outdoor culture. The woody sorts, E. Parcellii and E.marmorata, both varieties of E. indica, have variegated foliage andare greenhouse plants. Culture They are best placed in coldframes for the Winterand should get a mulching of stable litter to keep their roots snug.In the colder parts of the country the covering should extend a footor more up the stems, so that there will be no danger from freezing.So treated they bloom nicely in Summer. In pruning leave as muchof the stem as possible, only cutting off enough to enable the sash I lo PLAN r ( iii;i iiui
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Ekica mulantukua GREENHOUSE AND CONSERVATORY JLANTS 117 to slide into place. OM f)lants which have Ijeen hefld(-d out for theSummer will winter all right beneath a hench, in a C(j1(J house, withsome soil thrown over the roots. Propaj»ation. Hy the beginning of February start some of theold plants of/i. Crista-galli, or any of its forms; th(-y are far the bestfor Summer work. Jf not in pots the old stumps may simply becovered over at the roots with moss and given a minimum tem-perature of 55 degrees. Syringe occasionally to encr)urage growthsfor cuttings. As soon as these growths are in the neighborhood of4 inches in length take them off with a heel, put in 2-inch pots, usinga sandy mixture, and keep them confined in a warm [)ro[>agatingcase until they root; shift into larger pots and gradually harden off. EUPATORIUM. A white species, Eujjdlorium prohum, of thispopular Winter flowering genus may be grown to come in after thewell-known Slevia serrata goes out of flower. The flower h
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