THE CHANGEABLE ADAMIA,
A Greenhouse Shrub, from CHINA, belonging to the Natural Order Of HYDRANGEADS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
A plant which had been brought from China by Mr. Fortune and which flowered in the garden of the Horticultural Society in September, 1846, furnished the materials for the accompanying figure. It had been found by him in Hong Kong, growing in ravines about half-way up the granitic mountains of that Island.
Size: 8 ˝” x 11”
Paxton produced The Magazine of Botany, and Register of
Flowering Plants. This series of magazines was published in London 1834-1849.
During the years of 1850-1852, Paxton along with John Lindley published the rare
three-volume work: PAXTON’S FLOWER GARDEN. Represented are many exotic species
especially fine Orchids. They are often compared to the early volumes of Warner
and Williams, Orchid Album. The print offered for sale here is from this first
edition, which is a completely different product to the 1882 color printed
edition frequently found. These prints were produced using a zincographic
process along with hand coloring and have the plate markings Pinx & Zinc.