THE GENTIAN-BLUE PENTSTEMON.
A Hardy Herbaceous Plant, from MEXICO, belonging to the Order of LINARIADS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
BENTHAM has determined, by the examination of authentic specimens, that this is the plant
to which Professor Kunth applied the term Gentianoides, and not the long-flowered crimson kind so
named in the Botanical Register and Botanical Magazine, and now everywhere in gardens. That kind,
having been found near the Beal del Monte mines by the collector Hartweg, is in future to be called
P. Hartwegii, and is readily distinguished by its long narrow flowers, growing in a loose naked panicle,
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