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(VERONICA ANDERSONII.)

ORIGINAL PRINT

 [PLATE 38.]  

Date: 1851-1852

Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:

Every one is now familiar with the graceful half-hardy Willow-leaved Veronica of New Zealand( V. salicifolia), which is so commonly known in gardens under the alias of V. Lindleyi. It is a shrub with narrow willow-like leaves' and graceful spikes of white flowers. 

Equally common has become that far more imposing, though less graceful species, the Showy Veronica or Napuka (V. fpeciosa), from the same country, conspicuous for its broad blunt solid leaves imitating those of the laurel, and its stiff erect massive tufts of deep violet flowers.

Both are nearly hardy—in Devonshire and Cornwall quite so: but in most of the English and all the Scotch counties they can only be made to thrive as greenhouse plants, among which they are the gayest in their season, which is autumn.
It occurred to a very intelligent gentleman named Anderson, residing at Maryfield, near
Edinburgh, who has long occupied himself with questions of hybridisation, that the two plants would probably cross. He therefore powdered the stigma of the Willow-leaved Veronica with the pollen of the Napuka, from which sprang a most extraordinary race, now called V. Andersonii. The leaves of the mule are broader than those of the Willow-leaved, narrower and thinner than those of Napuka; the manner of growth and form of the tufts of flowers is exactly intermediate.........

Order#: PAX-38

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.

Condition: Excellent Vibrant color.

Price: $59.99

 

 

 

 

 

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