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Colours of Flowers - Hardy Perennial

Author: John Wood

Colours of Flowers - Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers

Colours of Flowers Described.

COLOURS OF FLOWERS.
The following list will be found useful to those who wish to select flowers of any particular colour:—

Blue (including some of the shades inclining to Purple)

Aconitum autumnale, 5.

Anemone Apennina, 12;
A. blanda, 12;
A. coronaria, 13;
A. japonica vitifolia, 16.

Anchusa italica, 8;
A. sempervirens, 9.

Campanula grandis, 49;
C. latifolia, 50;
C. persicifolia, 50;
C. pyramidalis, 51.

Centaurea montana, 54.

Chionodoxa Luciliæ, 58.

Cichorium Intybus, 61.

Cyananthus lobatus, 74.

Eryngium giganteum, 96.

Galega officinalis, 110.

Gentiana acaulis, 111;
G. cruciata, 114;
G. verna, 115.

Hepatica triloba, 140.

Houstonia cœrulea, 146.

Lactuca sonchifolia, 158.

Lithospermum prostratum, 165.

Muscari botryoides, 179;
M. racemosum, 180.

Omphalodes verna, 185.

Orobus vernus, 192.

Primula, 212;
P. capitata, 213.

Pulmonarias, 224;
P. azurea, 225.

Scilla campanulata, 267

Soldanella alpina, 276;
S. montana, 276.

Stokesia cyanea, 284.

Symphytum caucasicum, 286.

Veronica gentianoides, 300;
V. prostrata, 301.

Viola pedata,303;
V. tricolor, 305.

Brown

Cheiranthus Cheiri, 56.

Corydalis nobilis, 71.

Chrysanthemum, 59.

Gillenia trifoliata, 117.

Orchis fusca, 189.

Trillium erectum, 291.

Green

Helleborus abchasicus, 126;
H. Bocconi, 128;
H. dumetorum, 131;
H. fœtidus, 131;
H. odorus, 136;
H. orientalis elegans, 138.

Heuchera Richardsoni, 146.

Margyricarpus setosus, 171.

Lilac

Asters or Michaelmas daisies, 37.

Bulbocodium trigynum, 45;
B. vernum, 46.

Campanula Waldsteiniana. 53.

Crocus medius, 74.

Erigeron glaucum, 94.

Erythronium dens canis, 98.

Funkia albo-marginata, 102;
F. Sieboldii, 103.

Galega persica liliacina, 110.

Phlox, 202.

Statice latifolia, 280;
S. profusa, 281.

Triteleia uniflora liliacina, 293.

Helleborus cupreus, 130.

Pink (including shades of Blush and Rose)

Achillea millefolium, 4.

Anemone japonica, 16.

Calystegia pubescens flore-pleno, 48.

Centaurea montana, 54.

Centranthus ruber coccinea, 56.

Chrysanthemum, 69.

Daphne cneorum, 78.

Dianthus deltoides, 81, 152;
D. hybridus, 82.

Geranium argenteum, 116.

Helleborus orientalis, 137.

Hepatica triloba, 140.

Heuchera glabra, 144.

Lathyrus grandiflorus, 159;
L. latifolius, 160.

Lychnis Viscaria flore-pleno, 170.

Melittis Melissophyllum, 174.

Morina longifolia, 176.

Origanum pulchellum, 191.

Phlox, 202

Polygonum Brunonis, 207;
P. vaccinifolium, 209.

Primula denticulata amabilis, 217.

Pulmonarias, 224;
P. saccharata, 225.

Saponaria ocymoides, 237.

Saxifraga cordifolia, 245;
S. ligulata, 249;
S. peltata, 259;
S. purpurascens, 261.

Scilla campanulata carnea, 268.

Sedum Sieboldi, 269;
S. spectabile, 269.

Sempervivum Laggeri, 270.

Spring Beauty, 152.

Purple (including shades Lilac Purple, Rosy and Reddish Purple, Purple Blue, &c.)

Anemone coronaria, 13;
A. pulsatilla, 18;
A. stellata, 20;
A. vernalis, 24.

Anthyllis montana, 27.

Apios tuberosa, 27.

Arum crinitum, 35.

Aster alpinus, 37;
A. Amellus, 37;
A. Madame Soyance, 37.

Bulbocodium vernum, 46.

Campanula speciosa, 53.

Colchicum autumnale, 63;
C. variegatum, 64.

Corydalis solida, 73.

Crocus medius, 74.

Chrysanthemum, 59.

Cyananthus lobatus, 74.

Daphne Mezereum, 79.

Dentaria digitata, 81.

Dodecatheon Meadia, 84;
D. Meadia elegans, 85.

Echinacea purpurea, 87.

Edraianthus dalmaticus, 88.

Erica carnea, 92.

Erigeron caucasicus, 93.

Erythronium dens-canis, 98.

Gentiana gelida, 114.

Helleborus abchasicus, 126;
H. A. purpureus, 126;
H. colchicus, 129;
H. olympicus, 136;
H. purpurascens, 139.

Hepatica triloba, 140.

Hesperis matronalis flore-pleno, 141.

Heuchera americana, 143.

Melittis Melissophyllum, 174.

Monarda fistulosa, 176.

Orchis foliosa, 189;
O. fusca, 189.

Primula cashmeriana, 214;
P. denticulata, 216;
P. farinosa, 217;
P. purpurea, 219;
P. Scotica, 220.

Prunella pyrenaica, 152.

Saxifraga oppositifolia, 255;
S. purpurascens, 261.

Sisyrinchium grandiflorum, 274.

Soldanella Clusii, 276;
S. minima, 276.

Stenactis speciosus, 283.

Viola pedata digitata, 304;
V. p. flabellata, 304;
V. tricolor, 305.

Red (including Ruby and shades of Crimson)

Bellis perennis fistulosa, 40.

Centranthus ruber, 55.

Daisy, Sweep, 40.

Daphne Mezereum autumnale, 80.

Hepatica triloba splendens, 141.

Hesperis matronalis flore-pleno, 141.

Lobelia cardinalis, 166.

Lychnis Viscaria flore-pleno, 170.

Primula acaulis, 211.

Saxifraga mutata, 254.

Senecio pulcher, 272.

Spiræa palmata, 278;
S. venusta, 280.

Tropæolum tuberosum, 295.

Scarlet

Anemone coronaria, 13;
A. fulgens, 15.

Dianthus hybridus, 82.

Lychnis chalcedonica, 168.

Monarda didyma, 175.

Ononis rotundifolia, 185.

Ourisia coccinea, 193.

Papaver orientale, 195.

Striped

Anemone coronaria, 13;
A. stellata, 20.

Arisæma triphyllum, 33.

Gentiana asclepiadea, 112.

Violet (including shades of Mauve).

Colchicum autumnale, 63.

Chrysanthemum, 59.

Hepatica angulosa, 139.

Mazus pumilis, 173.

Pratia repens, 210.

Primula, 211;
P. capitata, 213;
P. marginata, 218.

Pulmonaria angustifolia, 225.

Ramondia pyrenaica, 228.

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White (sometimes with delicate edgings of colour, or with pale tints)

Achillea Ptarmica, 5.

Allium neapolitanum, 6.

Anemone coronaria, 13;
A. decapetala, 15;
A. japonica alba, 16;
A. nemorosa flore-pleno, 17;
A. stellata, 20;
A. sylvestris, 22.

Anthericum liliago, 25;
A. liliastrum, 25;
A. l. major, 27.

Aralia Sieboldi, 30.

Aster alpinus albus, 39;
A. ptarmicoides, 39.

Bellis perennis hortensis, 44.

Bocconia cordata, 42.

Campanula persicifolia, 50;
C. pyramidalis alba, 53.

Centaurea montana, 54.

Centranthus ruber albus, 56.

Clethra alnifolia, 62.

Cornus canadensis, 68.

Daisy, Bride, 40.

Daphne Mezereum alba, 80.

Dianthus hybridus, 82.

Dodecatheon Meadia albiflorum, 85.

Epigæa repens, 90.

Erythronium dens canis, 98.

Galax aphylla, 108.

Galega officinalis alba, 110.

Helleborus antiquorum, 127;
H. guttatus, 132;
H. niger, 132;
H. n. maximus, 134.

Hepatica triloba, 140.

Hesperis matronalis flore-pleno, 141.

Houstonia albiflora, 146.

Hutchinsia alpina, 147.

Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora, 148.

Iberia correæfolia, 151.

Kalmia latifolia, 157.

Lathyrus latifolia albus, 161.

Leucojum æstivum, 161;
L. vernum, 162.

Lilium auratum, 162.

Lychnis, 168.

Lysimachia clethroides, 170.

Monarda Russelliana, 176.

Muhlenbeckia complexa, 178.

Muscari botryoides alba, 180.

Nierembergia rivularis, 181.

Œnothera speciosa, 182;
Œ. taraxacifolia, 183.

Petasites vulgaris, 198.

Phlox divaricata, 202;
P. glaberrima, 202;
P. Nelsoni, 202.

Physalis Alkekengi, 203.

Podophyllum peltatum, 205.

Polygonum cuspidatum, 208.

Pratia repens, 210.

Primula, 211.

Pulmonaria officinalis alba, 225.

Puschkinia scilloides, 225.

Pyrethrum uliginosum, 227.

Ranunculus aconitifolius, 229;
R. amplexicaulis, 231.

Sanguinaria canadensis, 235.

Saxifraga Burseriana, 238;
S. cæsia, 238;
S. ceratophylla, 240;
S. ciliata, 242;
S. coriophylla, 245;
S. Fortunei, 247;
S. Macnabiana, 253;
S. oppositifolia alba, 256;
S. pectinata, 258;
S. Rocheliana, 265;
S. Wallacei, 266.

Scilla campanulata alba, 268.

Sisyrinchium grandiflorum album, 276.

Tiarella cordifolia, 288.

Trientalis europæa, 288.

Tritelia uniflora, 292.

Umbilicus chrysanthus, 297.

Vaccinium Vitis-Idæa, 298.

Veronica pinguifolia, 301;
V. repens, 301.

Viola pedata alba, 304;
V. p. ranunculifolia, 304.

Yucca filamentosa, 306;
Y. gloriosa, 307;
Y. recurva, 308.

Yellow (all shades, from Cream to Deep Orange; also shades of Greenish Yellow)

Achillea ægyptiaca, 3;
A. filipendula, 4.

Allium Moly, 6.

Alyssum saxatile, 7.

Anemone sulphurea, 21.

Calthus palustris flore-pleno, 47.

Cheiranthus Marshallii, 58.

Coreopsis auriculata, 65, 68.

Corydalis lutea, 70;
C. nobilis, 71.

Chrysanthemum, 59.

Cypripedium calceolus, 76.

Dondia Epipactus, 85.

Doronicum caucasicum, 86.

Eranthis hyemalis, 91.

Erysimum pumilum, 97.

Erythronium dens-canis, 98.

Fritillaria armena, 101.

Gentiana Burseri, 113.

Harpalium rigidum, 121.

Helianthus multiflorus, 123;
H. orygalis, 124.

Heuchera micrantha, 145.

Hypericum calycinum, 150.

Jasminum nudiflorum, 155.

Linum flavum, 164.

Narcissus minor, 180.

Onosma taurica, 187.

Potentilla fruticosa, 209.

Primula, 211;
P. auricula marginata, 218;
P. sikkimensis, 221;
P. vulgaris flore-pleno, 223.

Ranunculus acris flore-pleno, 231;
R. speciosum, 232.

Rudbeckia californica, 233;
R. serotina, 234.

Saxifraga mutata, 254.

Tropæolum tuberosum, 295.

Vesicaria græca, 302.

Viola tricolor, 305.

 


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