THE GESNERA-FLOWERED SAGE.
A magnificent Greenhouse Herbaceous Plant, from CENTRAL AMERICA, belonging to the Order of LABIATES
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
THERE is great difficulty in saying in what precise particulars this differs botanically from
S.fulgens,or Cardinalis; the habit, foliage, and mode of flowering are the same in both, nor is there any
difference in the flowers beyond what is pointed out in the foregoing character. Nevertheless the
two plants are in 'a horticutural point of view quite distinct. This flowers all through the autumn
and winter, S.fulgens is a summer species. The latter, handsome as it sometimes becomes, is no
favourite on account of its incurably bad habit of becoming shabby and casting its blossoms. This
on the other hand is of vigorous constitution, holds its flowers as well as a Gesnera, after which it is
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 with some very minor