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Annual Bedding Plants


Annual Bedding PlantsA list of this kind is necessarily both incomplete and imperfect, because good new varieties are frequently appearing, and the taste of the gardener must be consulted.

Any plants may be used, broadly speaking, for bedding; but the following list (given in terms of trade names) suggests some of the best subjects to use when beds of solid, strong color are desired:

Adonis aestivalis; autumnalis.

Ageratum Mexicanum; Mexicanum, Dwarf.

Bartonia aurea.

Cacalia.

Calliopsis bicolor marmorata; cardaminefolia; elegans picta.

Callirrhoƫ involucrata; pedata; pedata nana.

Centaurea Americana; Cyanus, Victoria Dwarf Compact; Cyanus minor; suaveolens.

China asters.

Chrysanthemum Burridgeanum; carinatum; coronarium; tricolor.

Convolvulus minor; tricolor.

Cosmidium Burridgeanum.

Delphinium, single; double.

Dianthus, Double White Half Dwarf Margaret; Dwarf Perpetual;

Elsholtzia cristata.

Eschscholtzia Californica; crocea; Mandarin; tenuifolia.

Gaillardia picta; picta Lorenziana.

Gilia achilleaefolia; capitata; laciniata; linifolia; nivalis; tricolor.

Godetia Whitneyi; grandiflora maculata; rubicunda splendens.

Hibiscus Africanus; Golden Bowl.

Iberis affinis; amara; coronaria; umbellata.

Impatiens or balsam.

Lavatera alba; trimestris.

Linum grandiflorum.

Madia elegans.

Malope grandiflora.

Matricaria eximia plena.

Nigella, or Love-in-a-mist.

Papaver or poppy, of many kinds; cardinale; glaucum; umbrosum.

Petunia, bedding kinds.

Phlox Drummondii, in many varieties.

Portulaca.

Salvia farinacea; Horminum; splendens.

Schizanthus papilionaceus; pinnatus.

Silene Armeria; pendula.

Tagetes, or marigold, in many forms; erecta; patula; signata.

Tropaeolum, Dwarf.

Verbena auriculaeflora; Italica striata; hybrida; caerulea; Golden-leaved.