SPECIAL LIST OF . .


DAHLIAS

Season 1941-1942


AND

OTHER

PLANTS



HODGINS NURSERIES PTY. LTD.

ESSENDON, W.5, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Telephone: FU 5270    Established 1892

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PERENNIAL ASTERS OR MICHAELMAS DAISIES

One plant of each for 17/6 ; three plants of each for 45/-

Xo. I—Chas. Wilson Xo. 2—Victor Xo. 3—Spire Xo. 4—Sunset Glow


No. 5—Mrs. Geo. Monro


Xo. (I—Strawberries and Cream

Xo. 7—Taplow Spire

Xo. 8—Mammoth

Xo. 9—Silver Spray

Xo. 10—Owen Wells

Xo. 11—Mount Everest Xo. 1*2—Empress of Colwall Xo. 13—Beech wood Challenger Xo. 11 Queen Mary Xo. 15—Marjorie

NOVELTY DAHLIAS for 1942

RAISED AND NAMED BY MRS. J. S. OLIVER

This set of 12 varieties of Cactus and Miniature Dahlias that have not previously been distributed comprises a very superior collection. All are most suitable for garden display and cutting for indoor decoration. They all have strong, rigid stems and particularly good lasting qualities, a feature which is not present in some of the imported varieties.

Price, 3/6 each. The set of 12 varieties, one of each, for 36/-.

AUDREY STRACK (Medium Cactus).—A most attractive variety with fine petals. Of good cactus form, colour rich orange salmon.

BARBARA ALLAN (Miniature Cactus).—Clear golden amber, shading to bronze at tips of petals. A very free-flowering variety for cutting.

JOAN DAWSON (Large Cactus).—A large massive cactus on rigid stems. Colour clear pink shaded with salmon and gold, lemon centre.

JOY PIKE (Miniature Semi-Cactus).—Clear orange flame, deepening towards centre. A brilliant and attractive variety.

MADELON (Medium Cactus).—A most attractive blending of salmon pink and yellow, with each petal tipped with yellow ; very rigid stems holding the flowers erect.

MARIE ROCKLEY (Large Cactus).—A large cactus of rich apricot, deepening at base of old florets and paling in centre. Very showy and effective. Good stems.

MARY YUNCKEN (Miniature Decorative).—Clear rosy pink with silvery reverse. A most attractive small flowering type. Ideal for cutting.

MEREDITH HODGINS (Miniature Decorative).—A most pleasing combination of copper bronze and golden shadings. Requires thinning for best results.

MRS. I. H. MOSS (Medium Cactus).—An unusual shade of clear cyclamen w'ith pale base. Very clean rigid stems. Flowers with fine petals.

MRS. J. R. SUTCLIFFE (Exhibition Cactus).—A brilliant well-formed flower of clear vivid scarlet. Stems large and strong.

MOLLY PURCELL (Large Cactus).—Rich buff-fawn with yellow centre, very fine petals. Strong, rigid stems.

OLIVE BORSUM (Medium Cactus).—Deep rose pink with cream centre ; fine pointed petals.

NEW DAHLIAS of 1941

Price, 2/- each. The set of 12 varieties, one of each, for 18/-. The 10 varieties as reproduced in colour, one of each for 15/-.

BETTY SHERWELL (Miniature Decorative).—A most attractive, perfectly-formed little decorative, in old rose and rich golden bronze shadings. An ideal variety for cutting.

FLORRIE GORDON (Medium Cactus).—An attractive variety in a blending of clear cyclamen pink, shading to a much deeper colour at tips.

GRACE McADAM (Miniature Cactus).—A most attractive perfectly-formed small cactus, of a rich orange flame flushed with a golden sheen.

HAZEL PRATT (Medium Cactus).—An attractive shade of new cinnamon, deepening slightly at tips of petals. Perfectly-formed flowers of exquisite beauty.

JANET LINDSAY GREIG (Large Cactus).—The long rolled petals are bright autumn shades flushed with gold, and shading to deep amber-bronze at base. Large, well-formed flowers on stiff stems.

LADY ARMITAGE (Medium Cactus).—A choice variety with particularly fine petals of a clear buff shading to gold in centre.

LADY DUGAN (Medium Cactus).—A particularly pleasing flower in a most attractive blending of pink over fawn with a rich golden base. A variety that will be much appreciated for indoor decoration.

LETITIA SIMPSON (Medium Cactus).—An attractive flower in autumn tones, light buff at base with deeper shading at tips of petals.

LUCIE CARTER (Cactus).—A perfectly-formed flower of rich burgundy, shading to deep rich buff at base of petals. Most attractive and free flowering.

MARJORIE RAMSAY (Medium Cactus).—The fine petals are orange scarlet, brilliantly flushed with gold, and with a deep rich golden base. Very effective.

NANCY PLUMMER (Miniature Cactus).—Perfectly-formed cactus blooms, buff shading to salmon pink at tips. This variety requires thinning or disbudding to produce best results.

SUSAN YUNCKEN (Miniature Decorative).—A lovely blending of fawn and buff with gold base. The perfectly-formed flowers are produced on long slender stems which make it most valuable for indoor decoration.

Packing and packing material used for the packing of plants for rail or boat will be charged at cost price. No charge will be made for the packing of plants that are despatched by post.

StifF-Stemmed Dahlias

All plants are grown from cuttings and established in pots for planting during the months October to January. Where plants have to travel long distances by rail or post they are removed from the pots and packed in moss.

COLLECTIONS.

Clients who are not familiar with the numerous varieties can, with confidence, leave the selection to us, specifying the particular purpose for which they are required, or the type most preferred. We shall be pleased to make up these selections, giving exceptional value at the rate of 9/-, 12/-, or 15/- per dozen.

ABBREVIATIONS.

For convenience, we have grouped all the large-flowered types in one list. The following abbreviations

used just after each name signify to which class each variety belongs:—

D.—Garden Decorative. Full double medium-sized blooms on stiff erect stems. These are most suitable for garden display and cutting.

G.—Giant Decorative. Massive Decoratives much sought after by exhibitors. These have stiff stems, but in a number of cases weak necks, which cause the blooms to fall to one side.

GC.—Garden Cactus. A type between the fine-petalled Cactus and the Garden Decorative^ Blooms composed of blunt-pointed, slightly-rolled petals. Stems stiff and erect.

C.—Cactus. Fine pointed rolled florets of tne old Cactus type, but with stiff wiry stems. The finest type of all for decoration.

ABSOLUTE (GC.).—Colour a lovely shade of clear rose    . .    ..    . .    ..    ..    . .    ..    1/6

ADOLF MAYER (G.).—Purplish garnet with a black velvety sheen, claimed to be the best dark decorative to date ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

AMBER LIGHTS (D.).—Coppery purple suffused with amber, graceful curling petals t ms ted at

the ends and showing a rich purple reverse ; 5 feet    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/-

ANGELO ROSSI (G.).—Beautiful old gold, suffused with salmon pink    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

AUDREY PHILLIPS (G.).—Deep mauve pink. A large flower of pleasing    colour    ..    ..    ..    1/6

AZURE (G.).—Enormous flowers of elegant form, bluish violet. Stems    strong    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

BAERNE (GC.).—The flowers are of perfect formation. Colour salmon pink, with red and yellow

in centre    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

BAUER’S IDEAL (G.).—Brilliant scarlet, large well-formed blooms on long stems . .    . .    . .    1/6

BALLEGO’S SURPRISE (GC.).—A beautiful pure white, with all the good qualities of Frau O’Bracht,

long stiff stems ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..........1/6

CANARY (GC.).—A beautiful and refined bloom, colour canary yellow    ..    . .    . .    . .    . .    1/6

CATRIONA MACLEAN OF ARDGOUR (C.).—Selected and named by Her Excellency Lady Gowrie. Colour bright golden yellow. The fine form and stem of this Dahlia will be an acquisition to any garden or show ..    ..    ..    . .    . .    . .    . .    .1/6

CHERRY' CHEEKS (GC.).—Yellow centre lightly shaded salmon pink and tipped white, fine incurved

petals ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    2/-

C. L. MASTRICK (G.).—The colour is rich bright orange, deeper in centre. Petals very broad,

flowers globular    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

CONSUL-GENERAL QUIST (GC.).—A very large Dahlia of a beautiful soft shell pink, suffused

apricot. A very attractive variety ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    .    .1/6

CORAL (GC.).—Pale coral pink overlaid with salmon. A most pleasing and beautiful combination.

A strong, erect grower, producing quantities of well-formed flowers ; 5 feet    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/-

CROYDON BUTTERCUP (G.).—The colour of the giant blooms is buttercup yellow    ..    . . 1/6

CROYDON RUBY (G.).—The giant flowers are an attractive ruby-red colour ..    . .    . .    . . 1/6

CYRIL VERSCHAEVE (GC.).—An extra large Hybrid Cactus Dahlia, the colour of which is a glowing

wine red. A magnificent variety    ..    . .    ..    ..    . .    ..    ..    . .    ..    ..    1 /6

DAILY RECORD (GC.).—A lovely shade of pink on a yellow base. The flowers are freely produced

on long stems ..    ....    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

DREAMTHORPE (D.).—Brilhqnt tango, shaded primrose, with a coppery gold centre; petals wavy

and curling ..    ..    ..    ...... ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1 /•

DRESDEN (G.).—A large flower carried on a long rigid stem. Colour rich deep lavender. Outstanding

in the garden...... ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    . .    . .    . .    . .    1 /6

DR. H. SPATH (C.).—Colour rich lilac, very long clean steins............1/-

DULCINEA (GC.).—Carmine red, free flowering and with good stems ..    ..    ..    . .    ..    1/6

DWIGHT W. MORROW (G.).—Rich red of gigantic size. Very stiff stems ; 5 feet    ..    . .    ..    1/6

EAGLE ROCK FANTASY (G.).—A beautiful orchid pink of enormous size.    Blooms up to 12 inches

are produced on long stems ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    . .    . .    ..    1/6

EEMLAND (GCJ.—Colour deep velvety red, with a purple glow. An improvement on Pola Negri ..    1/6

ELITE SUNSET (G.).—Large, erect blooms of rose, with a yellow centre . .    . .    . .    . .    1/6

E, M. GRASSICK (C.).—A beautiful fine-petalled Cactus variety with a wiry stiff stem. Colour

pale salmon pink shading to cream in centre. A variety that has been much admired; 4 feet ..    1/6

ENKHART PRIMA (GC.).—A lovely shade of pink on a yellow base. The flowers are freely produced

on long stems . .    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

FRAU O’BRACHT (GC.).—A lovely shade of soft primrose. A perfectly-formed flower on an erect

stem ..    ..    ..    ....    ..    ..    ..    . .    . .    . .    ..    ..    . .    1 /-

GARTEND BARTEN (GC.).— Primrose at centre, turning to white at points, outside pink. A

refined narrow-petalled flower    . .    ..    . .    . .    ..    . .    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

GLADYS SANDhORD (GA.—Pure bnght yellow at centre, outer petals heavily shaded with apricot. 1/6 GOLDEN SONNE (C.).—Clear salmon buff, canary yellow in centre ; 3 feet . .    ..    . .    . .    1/-

GOLDEN STANDARD (GC.).—Warm buff, shaded amber and gold. The florets are evenly arranged,

and are f ull in the centre ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

GRACE CURLING (G.).—Soft lilac rose; enormous flowers, on stiff, erect stems    . .    . .    1/6

GRACEDALE (Bedding Cactus).—A most distinct Dahlia, being a refined cactus with clear rigid stems growing to 2J feet. Colour clear plum, paling at tips of petals. The flowers hold their fine cactus form until late in the season. Very useful for bedding ..    . .    . .    ..    ..    ..    1/-

GRACE STEWART (C.).—One of the most admired varieties in our collection. A true stiff-stemmed

cactus of best form, rich rose pink, deepening in centre. Strong clear wiry stems ; 4 feet ..    ..    1/6

stiff stems ..    • •    • •    • •    • •    •.    ....    ..    ..    ..    ..    .    1/6

GRAND SLAM (GC.).—Bright rose, citron yellow, and pale pink ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

GREATER GLORY (GC.).—The florets of the elegant blooms are attractively curled. Colour a

delightful shade of pink    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

GRETEL (GC.).—The colour is a brilliant henna, flowers are of good formation and borne on excellent

stems ..    ..    • ■    • •    •.    . •    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

HARTWELL (D.).—Deep salmon pink, a beautifully formed flower of excellent habit and

erect long stems ..    ..    ..    ..................1/6

HEILIGTUM (GC.).—Beautiful autumn shadings, golden terra-cotta on a ground of luminous yellow. 1/6 HELEN BUCHANAN (C.).—Rich bronze fawn, shading to gold in centre. Dwarf    growth    .    .    ..    1/6

HELLY BOUDEWIJN (D.).—Pure white, very free medium-sized flowers on stiff    stems    .    .    .    .    1 /-

HERMANN SCHULTZ (GC.).—A beautiful shade of salmon, flushed with light primrose in centre.

Strong stems..........................1/6

HIMMELS GABLE (GC.).—Rosy mauve with primrose-yellow centre. A very refined flower of

medium size    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

ILLAWARRA (G.).—Colour rich golden bronze. Very large massive flowers . .    . .    ..    ..    1/6

JERSEY BEAUTY (D.).—A popular variety with rose-pink flowers on long, erect stems    ..    1/-

JESSIE F. WILSON (C.).—Vivid scarlet with stiff stems, a very effective colour which will

be in demand for all purposes....................1/6

JOAN BENNETT (C.). —Orange shades and apricot. This variety' starts early in bloom and continues throughout till late autumn ; its long rigid stems and colour make it

exceptionally good for all needs     1/6

JOAN GRIFFITHS (G.).—Deep rich velvety purple. Flowers very large and deep. Stems strong

and erect    ••    ••    ••    ••    • •    • *    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

KING GEORGE (G.).—Immense flaming scarlet, showing old gold reverse in centre ..    ..    .    .    2/-

KISMET (GC.).—Crimson red with velvety sheen, curled petals. Good for cutting ..    .    .1/6

KOONGARRA PRINCE (G.).—Gold, flushed salmon, with bronze centre; huge blooms carried on


LADY HLTNTINGFIELD (C.).—A true stiff-stemmed exhibition cactus, which holds its centre till very’ late in the season. Colour buff-pink on a yellow ground, florets narrow. A most vigorous grower, producing great quantities of blooms on long, stiff stems ..    ..    . .    . .    . .    1/6

LADY LEITCH (GC.).—Colour golden bronze, shading lighter in centre, flushed apricot-orange;

free flowering. Good stiff stems carrying blooms erect    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..1/6

LAETARE (GC.).—Brilliant glowing red, suffused and tipped yellow. A good garden variety. Very

bright and effective........................1/6

MALIBU SUNSET (G.).—Gold, with reddish bronze sheen. A brilliant colouring . .    . .    . .    1/6

MARGARET BOYD (C.).—Old rose and shades of peach pink. Another of the exhibition

standard with rigid stems and perfect form . .    . .    . .    ..    . .    . .    ..    ..    1/6

MASCOTTE (GC.).—The colour is old rose, shading to yellow at the base ........1/6

MINNIE MACFARLANE (Medium Cactus).—Colour deep orange throughout. A much* needed addition to the show bench, and a variety which will be sought after for garden

decoration and cutting ......................1/6

MISS F. SMITH (C.).—Pure glistening white faintly shaded with lilac when flower ages. A most

outstanding Dahlia ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1 /6

MISS HEATH SPENCER (GC.).—Deep primrose yellow. A seedling from Frau O’Bracbt, of a

deeper and richer colouring......................1/6

MRS. A. WARD (GJ.—The giant flowers are deep apricot ............1/6

MRS. C. J. SOWTON (G.).—A beautiful variety of pinkish cinnamon, which shows to advantage

in artificial light. A dwarf grower producing flowers on stiff cane-like stems........1/6

MRS. D. A. SWANSON (GC.).—Peach pink with gold at base of petals. Good for cutting . .    ..    1/6

MRS. F. J. NATHAN (G.).—Colour rose beige with maroon reverse, an outstanding colour combination ..    ..    ...... ...... ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6

MRS. LESLIE COOK (G.).—Soft pink, regular shaped flowers of large size........1/6

NAGEL'S GIANT. (G.)—Salmon suffused with gold ; very large flower ........2/-

NOREL (GC.).—Colour bright scarlet red, good stems and excellent formation........1/6

OLYMPIC SUNSET (GC.).—Orange, shaded coral, with a distinct yellow base. Large flowers on

strong, erect stems ..    ..    ..    ..    ...... ..    ..    . .    ..    ..    1/6

PALO ALTO (G.).—Apricot bronze with Indian red in centre, very distinct and striking . .    . .    1/6

PAUL PFITZER (GC.).—Salmon rose, with lilac sheen. A pleasing combination ......1/6

PEER GYNT (GC.).—Bright brick red, perfect shaped flower on strong stem . .    ..    .    . .    1/6

PHYLLIS KNIGHT (G.).— An exauisite salmon pink shaded with rose. Very’ large massive blooms. 1/6

PINK AMBASSADOR (GC.).—A large flower of deep pink, with long erect stems......1/6

PRESIDENT DECAULT (G.).—Rich scarlet, a wonderf ul shade, broad florets and long stems . .    1/6

QUEEN OF THE ANGELS (GC.).—Colour bright true pink. It is a strong free grower with excellent

stems . .    • •    _ • •    • •    • •    • •    • •    • ■    • •    • •    •    • •    . .    ..    1/6

RAMONA (GC.).—Brilliant orange flame, a colour that shows to advantage both in natural and artificial

light ..    • •    • •    • •    •    •    • •    •    • •    • .    . .    . .    . .    1/6

RITA BETTY (G.).—The extra large flowers are a combination of cinnamon and henna shades . .    1/6

ROYAL AUVERGNE (GC.).—Colour deep amber flushed chrome yellow, petals slightly incurved . .    1/6

R. P. RUTHERFORD (GC.).—Golden bronze, flushed, veined and deepening to red    ..    . .    . .    1/6

RUSSELL KNIGHT (G.).—The large flowers are of good form, colour deep red ......1/6

R. W. E. WILMOT (C.).—A well-built flower fo an uncommon combination of fawn flaked

with cherry* with stiff upright stem. A most attractive Dahlia ........1/6

SALMON GIANT (GC.).—Colour a lovely salmon-rose on golden ground The shapely blooms are

held erect on the best stems......................1/6

SATAN (GC.).—Flaming red touched with gold ; very large massive blooms........1/6

SCARLET LEADER (GC.).—Bright clear glistening red, very large strong stem ......1/6

SHALIMAR (G.).—The large, deep red flowers are produced on long stems ..    ..    ..    . .    1/6

SILVER COLUMN (C.).—Ivory flushed yellow at the base . .    ..    . .    ..    . .    ..    1/6

SINBAD OF THE SEA (G.).—A high perfectly-formed flower of a vivid scarlet colour. Fine for

garden decoration; 4 J feet ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..1/6

THELMA WHIPP (C.).—Bright rose pink of excellent form and rigid stem. A variety which

no exhibitor can be without ....................2/-

VALERIE HAM (C.). Golden, base of petals deep salmon shaded coral. The flower is upright, and no doubt will be used by successful exhibitors. Produces a beautiful effect

in any garden    ........................1/6

VLAMMENSPEL (GC.).—Brilliant orange red, well formed and free flowering. Long, erect stems . .    1/6

VOLKAERT’S CHAMPION (GC.).—Colour pure yellow and with salmon tips to petals, very attractive    ..    ..    • •    • •    • •    • •    • •    • •    • •    ..    ..    ..    .1/6

WAGSCHAL’S GIANT (G.).—Salmon pink shaded cinnamon. Large massive flowers ..    . .    1/6

WASHINGTON GJANT (G.).—Orchid pink, strong stem..............1/6

WHITE TRIUMPH (GC.).—Large well-formed flowers with long stems, pure white......1/6

WINIFRED CALAWAY (GC.).—A small-flowered variety, most useful for cutting, being especially attractive under artificial light. Colour a decided golden amber, holding its colour well and lasting for days when cut. Growth vigorous and strong . .    ..    . .    . .    ..    ..    ..    .1/6

WOODLANDS WONDER (G.).—The colour of the extra large flowers is bronzy salmon ..    ..    1/6

XANTHINE (G.).—A splendid yellow variety of extra large size and of excellent formation ..    .    .    1/6

YELLOW MARVEL (GC.).—Deep primrose yellow, enormous flowers on long strong stems ..    .    .    1/6

ZANTHIC (G.).—The giant flowers are produced on cane-likc stems. Colour yellow, flowers are

composed of long broad florets with pointed tips ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..1/6

Miniature Dahlias

A small free-flowering type, very suitable for cutting.

Price—1/3 each ; 12/- per doz.

AGLAIA.—Orange fawn overlaid salmon ; 3 feet.

AGNES M. BEAN (Miniature Cactus). -Peach pink, shaded with amber. The long, rigid stems and wealth of bloom over such a long period make this variety worth a place in any garden. ALAN CARTER. -Rosy magenta on lemon base, very dainty.

BABY ROYAL.—Flame pink flushed canary, free flowering ; 2$ feet.

CHARMING.-—Crushed strawberry, shading to crimson ; 2| feet.

CHILDHOOD.—Bright rose pink, pointed petals ; 2$ feet.

CHRISTINE.—Deep terra-cotta red shaded to crimson ; 3 feet.

COREEN CRANE.—Cactus type, clear orange, good for cutting.

CORONATION.—Rich glowing red of fine cactus formation.

DOROTHY MUHRENS. -A wonderful cut flower of a beautiful silvery pink colour. A most useful and pleasing Dahlia for decorative work.

ELIZABETH PAPE.—Soft salmon pink, very free flowering and attractive.

FLICKER.—Bright flaming scarlet.

GARDEN LOVE.—Carmine pink, free flowering ; 2| feet.

GLORIOUS.—A most popular variety of a clear raspberry-red colour.

JUDY JOY DAVIES.—Salmon orange with cream centre, cactus type.

JLTDY JUNNER. Deep pink, narrow quilled petals, cactus type.

JUDY WHITE.—Clear salmon pink with silvery tips. A well-formed flower. Stems long and strong. KATHLEEN. —Clear rosy mauve with silvery base ; 3 feet.

KENSINGTON GEM.—Pure shell pink with pointed petals. One of the best.

LADY WALES (Miniature Cactus).- Rose pink, at times shading to salmon. Flowers freely produced on long stiff stems over a long period. With its attractive colour this variety is one of the most valuable for all purposes of decoration.

LAUREL (Miniature Decorative i.—A combination of peach pink and fawn, with its free-flowering habit and suitability for all decorative purposes it should be in every collection.

LEIDENS MINIATURE.—This is a real little gem of cactus type. The lovely salmon-pink flowers keep for days and arc produced in abundance.

LILAC TIME.- The colour is lilac pink, one of the best of the cactus type.

LITTLE DARLING.—Cactus type, pale pink flushed with salmon and shading to yellow centre.

LITTLE DIAMOND.—Cactus type, purplish pink with sulphur yellow base.

LITTLE SNOW QUEEN.—Flowers of purest white, borne on thin wiry stems.

MARGARET SANDERSON (Miniature Cactusi.—Colour bright rose pink, well-formed flowers on long stems, suitable for vases and table decoration ; also makes a beautiful garden show. MARJORIE EMBERSON.—Bright salmon pink.

MERYL.—The colour is deep yellow with bronze shadings.

MONS. P. LUNDEN.—Violet pink with golden centre.

NAGPUR.—Brilliant scarlet, very striking.

NESTHAKCHEN.—Biscuit, faintly suffused amethyst, of excellent cactus formation. Dwarf.

NOELLE.—Rich red of fine cactus form ; 2J feet.

NOREEN.—A beautiful soft salmon apricot colour, cactus formation.

OLINDA.—Colour sulphur yellow, overlaid bronze pink.

ROYALTY.—Violet to mauve shades, of good form.

SALMON BEAUTY.—Salmon, tinged orange, free flowering, cactus type.

SANDRA. -Cyclamen pink, gold at base of petals, perfect formation, cactus form.

SWEETNESS.—White overlaid with bright pink, one of the best for cutting ; of globular formation. TRINKET.—Bronzy orange, overlaid with a red shade.

Dwarf Bedding Dahlias

BISHOP OF LLANDAFF.—Brilliant crimson with dark eye. Dark coppery foliage ; 2 feet.

1 /- each ; 10/- per doz.

KATH.—Bright lacquer-red. Perfect double decorative flowers, verv fine; 24 inches.

1/3 each ; 12/- per doz.

NIDA SENFF.—Clear bronze flushed and tipped with salmon. Very f ree and effective ; 24 inches.

1/6 each ; 15/- per doz.

OSTERGRUSZ.—White shaded with lemon in centre. Double; 16 inches ..    1/6 each; 15/-per doz.


PRINCESS MARIE JOSE.—Large single satin pink with yellow centre; 3 feet. 1/- each; 10/- per doz. ROSEL.—Lilac rose with paler centre and tips. Full double ; 16 inches ..    ..    1/3 each ; 12/- per doz.

ROSE MIGNON.—Reddish flame, very dwarf and free. Full double ; 18 inches. 1/3 each; 12/-per doz. SEA NYMPH.—An outstanding variety in a blending of pink, flushed with salmon and yellow’ base; 24 inches ....................2/- each ; 18/- per doz.


TORQUAY GEM.—Deep glowing red with red foliage. A more double form of Bishop 2 feet ......................1/6 each ;


of Llandoff; 15/- per doz.


TRANDEL.—Sulphur yellow, full double flowers. Very compact; 16 inches


1/3 each ; 12/- per doz.


Dwarf Rockery Roses

ROSA LAWRENCIANA.—Of the same dwarf, compact habit as Rosa Roulcttii, but with dark red

flowers. A gem for the rock garden    ..    ............ ..    ..    2/6

ROSA ROULETTII.—A charming subject for the rock garden, growing only 6 to 9 inches high and producing quantities of perfectly-formed double pink blooms............2/6

Garden Construction and Lay-out

We have now established a department to take care of this side of the business. All types of Landscape Gardening are undertaken, particularly the laying out of new and the re-modelling of existing gardens, including supplying and planting of suitable Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials.

Rock Gardens are constructed and planted with suitable subjects.

The benefit of our many years of experience is at your service. A representative wall be pleased to call and discuss these matters with you. Phone FU 6270.


Special Shrubs and Other Plants Suitable for Present Planting

BRUNFELSIA (Franciscea) latifolia

An attractive Shrub for a warm position, flowers lavender with white centre, growing 4 to 5 feet. 2/- each

HIBISCUS

The evergreen Hibiscus responds best when planted out during the warmer months of the year. For a warm position facing north we know of no better subjects.

AGNES GALT.—Cerise, shading to old rose, very large flowers ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    2/-    each

APPLE BLOSSOM.—Medium-sized single pink blooms in great profusion ...... 2/- each

AUREOLE.—Golden apricot, suffused pink, rosy-carmine eye. Very free-flowering    ..    ..    2/- each

CONQUEROR.—Buff yellow with crimson base ; single ; very effective ..    ..    ..    ..    2/-    each

GENERAL COURTEGES.—A splendid rich scarlet. Very large flower    ..    . .    . .    2/-    each

ISLAND EMPRESS.—A large full double, of rich pink    ..    . .    ..    ..    ..    ..    2/- each

ISLAND QUEEN.—Deep rich pink ; single ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    2/- each

JAVA.—A small-flowered type that has proved very hardy here. Flowers red, with reflexed petals and very protruding stamens ..    ..    ..    . .    . .    . .    ..    . .    ..    ..    2/- each

JULIUS CAMFIELD.—Rich crimson with dark maroon base ; single ..    ..    ..    ..    2/-    each

LAMBERTII.—I.arge, full double flowers; rich crimson    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    2/-each

MADELINE CHAMPION.'—Rich apricot, with strawberry red base ; single    . .    . .    . .    2/-    each

NORMAN SCOBLE.—A new variety of outstanding merit. Flowers are rich apricot and full double, this being the first of this colour in the double section. Dwarf growth    ..    . .    ..    3/6    each

PEACHBLOW.—Semi-double flowers of a beautiful salmon pink ..    ..    . .    . .    ..    2/-    each

ROSA SINENSIS.—Single red. The popular variety used in the northern States as a hedge plant. 1/6 each ROSE SCOTT.—Single, rose pink with dark eye and white bar on reverse of petals . .    . .    2/- each

ROSY MORN.—Old rose with deeper veination, and shaded with salmon on reverse of petals. 2/- each WILDER’S WHITE.—The nearest approach to a pure white, the buds being faintly flushed with pink. Conspicuous crimson protruding stamens................ 2/- each

LOROPETALUM chinense

\i A most attractive evergreen flowering Shrub producing in spring dense masses of “Witch Hazel”-like flowers. rV Grows best in sheltered positions.............. .. 2/6 and 3/6 each

PLUMERIA (The Frangipanni)

Vigorous plants, most of which will flower this summer ........ 2/6 and 3/6 each

PROTEA (The Cape Honey Suckle)

CYNAROIDES.—The giant of the family, huge flowers up to 12 inches across, bright rose pink. 7/6 each

PUNICA NANA (The Dwarf Pomegranate)

One of the most attractive small-growing Shrubs, covered all summer and autumn with bright crimson flowers and fruits. Ideal for a low hedge . .    ..    ..    .    • -    • •    2/- each ; 18/- doz.

PYRUS MALUS-GORGEOUS

Strong plants of this dwarf Crab Apple that will fruit this season.......... 3/6 each

STRELITZIA (Bird’s Tongue Flower)

Most attractive plants with large foliage and distinctive conspicuous flowers. Strong plants that will soon flower.

ANGUSTA.—Flowers white, tall growing    . .    ..    ..    . .    • •    ..... •.    7/6 each

REGINAE.—Orange and blue ..    ..    ..    ..    . .    -    •    • •    •    7/6 each

THE TASSEL FLOWER

INGA PORTORICENSIS.—A unique shrub, producing its silky-white tassel flowers through summer and autumn; 5 feet    ..    ..    ..    ..    •.    ••    •    ■    ••    ••    ••    2/6 each

WINTER-FLOWERING QUINCE

CYDONIA WINTER CHEER.—The popular orange scarlet variety which flowers continuously through autumn, winter, and early spring. Dwarf and bushy ..    ..    ..    ..    -.    2/- and 3/6 each

Perennials for Present Planting
PERENNIAL ASTERS

Price—1/6 each ; 15/- doz.

BEECHWOOD CHALLENGER.—-The finest red Michaelmas Daisy yet produced. Large open flowers. Very free flowering.

BEECHWOOD GLOW.—Deep purplish pink with yellow centre ; a very free-flowering and bushy variety. BLUE EYES.—Clear light blue, fine large flowers with small eyes ; 2$ feet.

BLUE GOWN.—A very outstanding variety. Large, single flowers of clear blue. Sturdy branching habit lasting well until late in the season ; 4 feet.

BLUE JACKET.—Rich, deep blue purple, semi-double, very neat compact habit. Most outstanding; 3 feet.

CHAS. WILSON.—A delightful clear rosy cerise. Excellent branching habit. Very distinct; 3 feet. CRIMSON BEAUTY.—Rich, full, rosy-red flowers with golden-brown disc. An excellent variety ; 3 feet. EMPRESS OF COLWALL.—The nearest to a real double. Excellent habit. The large flowers are an exquisite shade of rosy lilac or heliotrope : 4 feet.

ETHEL BALLARD.—Of strong, upright habit. Flowers large, single, and produced in great abundance. Colour a most exquisite soft shell pink ; 4 feet.

JO’PHINE W'ELLS.—A tall-growing variety of a clear bright pink. Very double and late flowering.

3    feet.

KING GEORGE.—The largest and best of the Amellus type. Flowers of 3 inches in diameter of a rich bluish violet colour with bright yellow disc. Flowering early summer; 1$ feet.

MAMMOTH.—The brightest variety that we have. Large semi-double flowers with particularly broad petals, and of a rich lavender blue. Very free flowering and of sturdy branching habit ; 4 feet. MOTHER OF PEARL.—Immense flowers of a soft pale mauve, with silvery shadings. A very strong grower; 3£ feet.

MOUNT EVEREST.—Pure white, of tall, pyramidal habit. Very free flowering ; 4 feet.

MRS. GEO. MUNRO.—A perfect white ; flowers, 2 inches in diameter, are in great profusion and well displayed. Serai-double ; 4 feet.

OWEN \VELLS.—Very large flowers of a perfect shape and of a delicate shade of lavender ; a most striking and handsome variety ; 3J feet.

QUEEN MARY.—Rich silvery blue ; individual flowers very large, and are borne in loosely conical trusses ;

4    feet.

SILVER SPRAY.—The finest of all the Cordifolius type ; the long arching sprays smothered with countless small silvery lilac flowers. Very dainty and graceful; 4 feet.

SPIRE.—Large flowers of a most delightful shade of lavender blue. In habit a perfect pyramid, flowering from the ground to the apex ; 4 feet.

STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM.—Something quite new in Michaelmas Daisies, the colour being of a delicate clear pink, and cup-shaped ; 4 feet.

SUNSET GLOW.—Rich strong pink. Single flowers attractively and abundantly produced ; 4 feet. TAPLOW SPIRE.—A very large-flowered self-coloured bright cerise variety ; of good habit and very free flowering ; 4 feet.

PERENNIAL ASTERS—continued

DWARF-GROWING VARIETIES

LADY HENRY MADDOCKS.—Pale pink, very free flowering and attractive ; 6 inches.

MARJORIE.—Single, bright rose-pink flowers, most freely produced ; 9 inches.

NANCY.—\;erv bushy habit; covered in autumn with pale silvery-lilac flowers; 0 inches. REMEMBRANCE.—Pale lilac with yellow centre. Very late flowering ; 12 inches.

VICTOR.—The dwarfest of all. Clear pale lavender blue flowers; 0 inches.

COLLECTION OF ASTERS.

Coloured Plate Collection of Asters, 15 varieties, as reproduced in natural colours.

One strong plant of each for 17/6.

Three strong plants of each for 45/-.

GIANT MALLOWS Hibiscus Moscheutos

These giant Hibiscus are moisture-loving plants, and thrive in rich, deep soil. Growing 4 to 0 feet high, they produce large flowers 0 inches across throughout summer and autumn.

Strong plants established in 8-inch pots, white, pink, and crimson........ ..    3/6 each

THE BLUE WATER LILY Nymphaea Stellata

A beautiful species which produces its rich lilac blue star-shaped flowers a foot or more above the water. Strong roots........................3/6 each

THE WINTER-FLOWERING ROCKFOIL Saxifraga cordifolia

This attractive plant with its large, glossy foliage and dense heads of pink flowers, produced during the winter months, is one of the best border plants we have ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    1/6 each; 12/- doz.

Fuchsias

Hardy flowering shrubs that have become very popular during recent years. They are very showy, and can be used both in the garden and bush house or trained agamst walls or fences, doing best in partial shade, but hardy anywhere.

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BALACLAVA.—Single heliotrope with rosy-carmine sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

BALLET GIRL.—Double white, with scarlet sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

BARON VON KETTLER.—Sepals carmine tipped green, corolla rich Indian red ..    . .    ..

BLACK PRINCE.—Single, deep rose, darker sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

CANARY BIRD.—Rich plum with scarlet sepals, prettily marked foliage    ..    ..    . .    ..

CORALLE.—Single, tubular very large flowers, rich coral pink    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

COUNTESS OF HOPETOUN.—Large double white, with red sepals . .    ..    ..    ..    ..

CRIMSON BEDDER. Dwarf, with attractive foliage, which is edged with bright red . .    ..

DELVINO.—Double, rose, suffused carmine ..    ..    . .    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

DOLLAR PRINCESS.—Double, purple with crimson sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

ELSA.—Semi-double, deep violet; pale pink sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

ENGLAND.—Double rose pink, veined with crimson ; crimson sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

FASCINATION.—Single rose pink, white sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

GEORGE MUNK.—Double purple and rose ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    .,    ..    ..    ..

GRACILIS.—A tall-growing variety with small foliage and flowers. Very useful for hedges and for hiding fences ..    ..    ..    . .    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

GRACILIS VARIEGATA.—A most attractive dwarf variety, with its small, green leaves heavily marked with white . .    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    . .    . .    . .

JUBILEE.—Double, bright rosy mauve with crimson sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

JULES DE LOGES.—I.arge double, heliotrope shaded purple, rich crimson sepals    ..    ..    ..

LIEUTENANT MURITZ.—Double deep violet, deep rose sepals    ..    ..    . .    ..    . .

LYRE BIRD.—Single violet, with white sepals ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

MADAM J. CRETIEN.—Double, white, scarlet sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

MARY.—Single, tubular flow’ers in large trusses, bright crimson    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

METEOR.—A distinct variety with foliage shaded yellow' and crimson    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

MONARCH.—Single, rosy-pink with paler sepals ..    . .    . .    . .    ..    ..    ..    .    .

PHENOMENAL.—Double, azure violet flaked with red    . .    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

PUMILA TOM THUMB.—A very dwarf variety of 12 to 15 inches, covered with pendent flowers.

Very effective on the rockery ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    .,

SHOWER OF STARS.—Semi-double, white with red sepals    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

SOUV. DE H. HENKEL.—Long single tubular flowers, rich pink    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

SUNRAY.—Foliage green, white and crimson ; very showy    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..    ..

OUR SELECTION OF SIX DISTINCT FUCHSIAS FOR 7/6.


A SELECTION OF CHOICE MODERN HYDRANGEAS

Our Modern Hydrangeas produce enormous heads of bloom, but in order to show the colour and form, except in the cases of Nos. 1, 6, 10, 12. 14, we have illustrated only a few pips of each variety.

No. 1—A I.TON'A

No. 2—Goliath

No. 3—Heinrich Seidel

No. 4—Ami-Pasqcieh

No. 5—La Marne

No. 0—H. B. Mav

No. 7—Holstein


No. S—IIomotoi

No. 9—Ri'bis

No. 10—Europe

No. 11—Deutschland

No. 12—Parsival

No. 13—Pearl of Schadendorff

No. 14—SIRS. Baardse

A Collection of the 14 varieties illustrated One plant of each for 21/-

K.. DAHLIAS

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OTHER

PLANTS


Season 1941-1942


HODGINS NURSERIES PTY. LTD.

ESSENDON, W.5, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Telephone: FU 5270    Established 1892