Image from page 95 of “The Geo H. Mellen Co. Innisfallen Greenhouses” (1896)

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Image from page 95 of “The Geo H. Mellen Co. Innisfallen Greenhouses” (1896)
Title: The Geo H. Mellen Co. Innisfallen Greenhouses
Identifier: CAT31282334
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: Innisfallen Greenhouses; Mellen, Geo. H; Geo H. Mellen Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Nurseries (Horticulture) Ohio Urbana Catalogs; Plants, Ornamental Catalogs; Flowers Seeds Catalogs; Roses Catalogs; Fruit Catalogs; Nurseries (Horticulture); Plants, Ornamental; Flowers; Roses; Fruit
Publisher: Springfield, Ohio : Innisfallen Greenhouses
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library

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90 The Geo. H. Mellen Co. , Florists and Seedsmen. PANSIES. It is needless for us to say anything in praise of this lovely flower. Everybody knows, loves, and cultivates the Pansy. They give such a profusion of bright bloom during the Spring and Autumn months that they are a necessity to every gar- den. We have taken the greatest pains to procure our seed from prize strains only, and it is unsurpassed. Qnadricolor, or Pheasant’s Eye— (Bainbow.) Upper petals sky-blue, edged with violet; the lower petals are mostly pur- ple, sometimes on a white, sometimes on a yellow ground, marbled and spotted. Per packet, 5 cents. Prince Bismarck—Beautiful shades of brown and golden bronze marbled. Per packet, 5 cents. Snow Queen or Snowflake—Flowers of a delicate pure satiny-white. Per packet, 5 cents. King of the Blacks or Faust—Flowers intensely dark, al- most coal-black. Per packet, 6 cents. Lord Beaconsfield—Large flowers, of deep purple violet, shading off in the top petals to a white hue; highly effective. Per packet, 5 cents. Emperor William—Flowers of a splendid ultra-marine blue, with a well-defined purple-violet eye. Per packet, Bets. Dellcata—Light porcelain-blue, with white center. Pkt. 5c. Deep Indigo Blue—Per packet, 5 cents. Fire King—Golden yellow, the upper petals purple, very showy. Per packet, 5 cents. Striped and Mottled Varieties—Very fine and exceedingly beautiful. Per packet, 5 cents. Dark Purple—Bjch, deep color. Per packet, 5 cents. Silver-edged—Dark purple, white border. Per packet, Bets. Gold-margined—Strikingly handsome. Per packet, 5 cents. Pure Yellow—Large, golden flowers. Per packet, 5 cents. English "Face" Pansy—Flowers light and dark-blue in color, each marked with a distinct "face." Per packet, 10cts. Large-flowering, very fine mixed—Embracing all the sepa- rate colors of German Pansies. Per packet, 10 cents. Good Quality, mixed—Fine for bedding; many rich colors. Per packet, B cents. GIANT SUPERB PANSIES. t This class has been selected with a view to large-sized flowers, of thick, velvety texture and most distinct colors, and, we think, have been brought as near perfection as any class of Pansies ever offered. Giant Odier—A handsome variety, the blossoms being very large and perfect in form, with very dark, deep, velvety blotches, margined with an endless variety of colors. Extra large and fine, 15 cents. Giant Trimardeau—This is, without doubt, the largest of all the Pansies. The blossoms are simply enormous, perfect in form, and run through all the various colors, from the lightest shade to the darkest purple. Per packet, 15 cents. Giant Yellow—Golden yellow, with large black eye, flower of enormous size and remarkably showy. Per packet, 16 cts. Giant Cassiers—This is one of the most remarkable strains of Pansies ever offered; the flowers are of immense size, often three inches and over in diameter, with the dark, deep, rich velvety blotches of the Odier type, bordered with endless varieties of colors. The seed we offer was saved from none but the most perfect flowers, and those of the most striking colors. Per packet, 15 cents. Peacock—A striking variety; the form and substance of the flower is very ;x;rfoci., the upper petals being of a beautiful ultra-marino biv.o,.^sembling in shade the peacock feather, while the lateral one’, lower petals are of a deep claret, with white margains. ir’er packet, 15 cents. Bugnot’s G.ciii Dlotched—Flowers of enormous size, per- fectly round, of great substance and of the most varied and attractive markings and colors; each petal bears a blotch that runs out in delicate veins to edge of petals. Packet, 1 Be. Giant Show—An extra fine mixture of Giant flowered Pansies. In color it embraces all the shades known in the Odier, Cassiers, Bugnot, and Trimardeau sections. Those •wishing a display of extra large showy Pansies can make no mistake in ordering Giant Show. Per packet, 1B cents. RiCINUS. (Castor Oil Bean.) Stately strong-growing plants, with very ornamental foli- age, particularly well adapted as center plants of groups of Cannas, Japanese Maize, Caladiums, Dahlias, etc. Height, 4 to 15 feet. Mixture, many sorts. Per packet, 10 cents. PHLOX.

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Phlox Drummondi. PHLOX DRUMMONDI GRAN DI FLORA. Or large flowered section. These are decided improve- ments over the old class, with much larger flowers and of more compact growth. Grand if lora Splendens—Vivid crimson with pure white eye; very bright. Per packet. 10 cents. Alba—Pure white; very large. Per packet. 10 cents. Rosea—Bose-colored; large whiteeye. Per packet, 10 cents. New Large Yellow—In this we have at last a yellow Phlox of good size. It is of a warm glowing tone of rich straw yel- low, with finely formed flowers of the very largest size. The clusters of bloom are magnificent. Per packet, 10 cents. Grandiflora—Choice mixed, all colors. Per packet, 10 cents. PHLOXES, "Starred and Fringed." These "Starred and Fringed Phloxes" are really entitled to rank as a new race, and the most striking novelties in Phloxes ever introduced. In the Fringed Flowers the petals are partly fimbriate and partly three-toothed, all distinctly bordered with white, which, together with the bright eye of the center, contrasts with the magnificent velvety colors, in more than twenty distinct shades. In the Starred Phloxes the pointed central teeth of the petals are five to six times as long as the lateral ones and project beyond them like little spines, giving the flowers a distinctly marked, regular, star- like form, the beauty of which is enhanced by the broad white margins bordering the edge of the petals. Per packet, 10cts. PHLOX DRUMMONDI. For a splendid mass of colors and a constant display, this is not excelled by any other annual. The Phlox range from purest white to blood red or crimson. Choicest mixed, per packet, 5 cents. SALVIA. The Salvia is now a standard beddintr plant, and well does it deserve its honor. It stands heat and drouth remarkably well, audits colors are very showy and intense. Splendens—Large, scarlet; exceedingly 3howy and useful for cutting and for ornamental beds. Per packet. 10 cents. SALPIGLOSSIS. Large, lovely, funnel-shaped blossoms of velvety texture, and with deeply sunken veins, penciled and shaded with the richest tracings on a groundwork of the most pleasing colors. It stands the sun well, und some of the showiest beds we have ever seen have been of this beautiful and easily grown annual. Mixed colors, many beautiful shades. Per packet, B cents. STEVIA SERRATA. A tender perennial, in great favor for cutting purposes ; large heads of small white flowers of very graceful effect: suitable for pot culture, flowering in winter, or, if sown early, will bloom in the garden the first summer, 1% feet. Per packet, 10 cents. NEW DEPARTURE–SEEDS AT HALF PRICE. SEE CLUB RATES PAGE 84.

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