THE FALSE SCARLET SAGE.
A. beautiful Greenhouse Herbaceous Plant, from S. AMERICA, belonging to the Natural Order of LABIATES,
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
ONE of the finest of the gaudy species of Sage yet in cultivation is the present, which, although of old introduction can scarcely be said to have been figured in any English work. It seems to be a common South American and Mexican plant, having been found there by almost all the collectors who have visited that part of the world. The specimen that furnished the accompanying plate was in the garden of the Horticultural Society, where it had been raised from seeds obtained in a London seed-shop, under the name of S. elegans.
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.