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.
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.