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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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LTURAL 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 forthe herbaceous borderor for massing againstshrubbery. Excellent forcutting. A perfectly hardyperennial of easy culture,will thrive in any goodgarden soil in sun orpartial shade, but doesbest in a deep, rich, sandyloam, exposed to the sun.The cultivation is thesame as for DelphiniumEnglish Hybrids (see page 153)- Propagate by seed, cuttings, or by division; will bloom the first year from seed sown indoors in February or March, or the following year from seed sown outdoors in August. 149
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Name YEAR 19 19 19 19 APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOTES ON THEYEAKS CLIMATICCONDITIONS ET? General Observations N& LATIN NAME Common Name Season Habitat. Flower (Color & Height) Plants Foliage (HoSit &Height) Uses Culture Propagation DELPHINIUM (From the Greek name for the plant, delphinion derived from delpkin, a dolphin,from a supposed resemblance in the flower) Ranunculacea 10. Delphinium English Hybrids (D. eldtum, hybrid vars.;D. exaltdtum, hybrid vars.; D. hybridum, vars.) English Name: Hybrid larkspurs. HORTICULTURAL HYBRIDSTYPE FROM EUROPE MID-JUNE TO MID-JULYEARLY SEPTEMBER, MID-OCTOBER CURIOUSLY shaped, single, semi-double, or double flowers from oneto two inches across, varying through all shades from lightest blueto dark purple, with blue,black, white, or gray cen-tres, borne on stately andgraceful spikes from oneto two feet long on erectbranching stems fromfour to eight feet high.Foliage abundant, finelycut, and decorative. The hybrid Delph-iniums are
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