Vintage Botanical Prints
Artist: Passmore, Deborah Griscom, 1840-1911 Scientific name: Garcinia mangostana Common name: mangosteens Geographic origin: Trinidad and Tobago Physical description: 1 art original : col. ; 17 x 25 cm. Specimen: 44711 Year: 1909 Notes on original: David Fairchild from F. Evans, Botanical Gardens, Trinidad; Original Date created: 1909-10
SAPONARIA OCYMOIDES, BASIL SOAP-WORT - It is a hardy perennial, a native of France, Italy, Switzerland, and Carinthia, loves a pure air and a dry situation, grows best among rocks, stones, or out of a wall, and certainly is one of the best plants imaginable for ornamenting of rock-work. I received seeds of it, and many other rare plants, from my very kind friend Mr. DAVAL, of Orbe, in Switzerland.
HYPERICUM CALYCINUM. LARGE-FLOWER'D ST. JOHN'S-WORT - This species of St. John's-Wort, particularly distinguished by the largeness of its flowers...It is a hardy perennial, increasing much by its roots, which are of the creeping kind, and by parting of which in the autumn it is most readily propagated; like the periwinkle, it is a plant well adapted to cover a bank, or bare, spots under trees, where other plants will not thrive. It flowers from July to September.