THE CHINESE PLATYCODE,
A half-hardy Herbaceous Plant, from the southern Coast of China, belonging to the Order of BELLWORTS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
is the finest herbaceous plant obtained for the Horticultural Society in China by Mr.
Fortnue; but it requires skilful management to gain the beauty of the specimen represented, in the
accompanying plate, which was prepared in the Chiswick Garden. It is there cultivated in a pot,
filled with peat loam and sand, the first and last in excess, exposed freely during the summer under
the slight shade of a low wall, and in winter kept dry in a cold frame. Thus managed it produces
fine straight stiff branches from 2 to 3 feet high, bearing several large deep blue flowers in succession
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.