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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
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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crimson buds, in many-floweredheads on long trailing branches rising six to twelve inches from theground. Strictly speaking, not a perennial: being a dwarf shrub, withwoody stems and denseshiny dark evergreenleaves one half inch to oneinch long. A most charm-ing plant for the edge ofthe herbaceous border,for planting in front ofshrubs, or in the rock gar-den. It often blooms asecond time in summer. Perfectly hardy andof easiest culture.Thrives best in light, well-drained soil, enriched withwell-rotted manure; anannual top dressing ofmanure is of great benefit.Succeeds in half-shade orsun, or even in dry spotsif once well-established. Is best propagated byremoving the earth fromaround the plant inspring, pegging down thebranches, and filling inwith fine compost almostto the tops of thebranches. On carefully removing the compost the next spring, a largenumber of little buds supplied with roots may be found among thebranches. These may be easily detached and planted in pans or boxes. *47
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NAME YEAR 19 19 49 19 APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOTES ON THEYEARS CLIMATICCONDITIONS ET? General Observations N& LATIN NAME Common Name Season Habitat. Flower (Color & Height) Plants Foliage (Hq±>U & Height) Uses Culture Propagation DELPHINIUM (From the Greek name for the plant, delphinion derived from delphin, a dolphin,from a supposed resemblance in the flower) Ranunculacea 47. Delphinium BelladonnaEnglish Names: Hybrid larkspur, Belladonna larkspur. HORTICULTURAL HYBRIDSTYPE FROM EUROPE MID-JUNE TO MID-JULYEARLY SEPTEMBER, MID-OCTOBER CURIOUSLY shaped, vivid sky-blue flowers, an inch and a halfwide, with pure white centres, borne in graceful stalky spikes abouttwelve inches long on leafy stems from two to four feet high. Foliagefinely cut and decorative.One of the best of thehybrid Delphiniums(though rather low-grow-ing), on account of thesturdiness of the plant,its early and long blos-soming season, and thevery beautiful color of theflower. Invaluable for
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