THE GLADIOLUS

A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE CULTURE
OF THE GLADIOLUS, WITH NOTES
ON ITS HISTORY, STORAGE,
DISEASES, ETC.

By

MATTHEW CRAWFORD

With an appendix by

DR. W. VAN FLEET

Addenda by

J. C. VAUGHAN

 

CHICAGO and NEW YORK
VAUGHAN'S SEED STORE

Copyright, by Vaughan's Seed Store
Second Edition, with Addenda,
 

History and Development.

The gladiolus comes principally from South Africa, where about fifty species have been discovered. It is also a native of middle Africa, central and southern Europe, Persia, Caucasus, and the country around the eastern end of the Mediterranean. About forty additional species have been found in these localities, and one in Hampshire, England. These have been hybridized and crossed until they are so mixed that it is impossible for the ordinary grower to say what blood may have entered into a given variety,ónor does it matter. We are satisfied to know that this is one of the most beautiful of our summer-blooming flowers, and that it is so easily grown as to be within the reach of almost anyone who cares to have it.....................

 

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