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IOWA SEED COMPANY, DES MOINES, IOWA. 69.

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COPYRIGHTED 1892 BY W.A.B. & Co.
CAPRICE NASTURTIUM.

CAPRICE NASTURTIUM.
A profuse blooming, extra large flowered, climbing variety with beautiful dark foliage. The flowers are wonderfully rich and brilliant in markings--showing many combinations of coloring. It is appropriately named Caprice from its remarkable character of frequently having most varied colored flowers on a single plant. Sometimes more than a dozen different colors or shades of flowers will be produced on a plant at the same time ranging from a very light creamy yellow, through all shades of yellow and red to a dark, velvety maroon. Per pkt. 10c, oz. 35c.

FAIRY ROSES.
These little beauties are very easily grown from seed. The roses are only about an inch across, usually very double, but occasionally semi-double, and seldom single; they are borne in large clusters and are of many colors. What is most remarkable these Fairy Roses grow only 10 to 15 inches high and will commence blooming in a few weeks after the seed is sown, and continue year after year in uninterrupted profusion from May until frost. Also nice for pot plants for winter blooming. Per pkt. 10c.

NEW RAINBOW PANSIES.
The best novelty in pansies and certainly the most charming variety ever sent out. We have given it the name of New Rainbow, and consider it very appropriate owing to its beautiful irridescent [iridescent] colors. Our illustration shows three of the leading types of this mixture by which you will see the various styles of variegation, but no illustration can do justice to its superior beauty. There is an almost endless variety of colors comprising all the shades of the rainbow--blue, purple, crimson, brown, yellow, pink, red, white and black, beautifully marked, striped, veined, margined and blotched. The colors are more beautiful than any painter could depict. In a good sized bed you can readily find one hundred different varieties, but not a poor or inferior one. The flowers are of large size and perfect in form, nearly circular and most of them have a very rich, velvety appearance. They will astonish and delight "pansy fanciers." Packet of 100 seeds 25c; large, strong plants of Rainbow Pansy, 50c doz. postpaid.

[image] FAIRY ROSES.

CURIOUS CACTI
Almost everyone who keeps house plants likes to have a few nice cactus. We furnish seed collected from the choicest varieties in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California and Old Mexico, as well as some foreign varieties and mixed together. Plant seed in a box of clean sand. Per pkt. 10c.

CHINESE LANTERN PLANT,
(Or the Giant Scarlet Ground Cherry.)
A remarkable novelty which is being widely advertised under various names, but its botanical name is Physalis Francheti. The plant grows to a height of 18 to 24 in., of sturdy, upright growth and is loaded with balloon-like husks 3 to 3½ in. in diameter. These husks are at first light green, gradually turning to bright yellow and then to the most intense orange scarlet. At this period of growth the plant is strikingly suggestive of being hung with hundreds of miniature Chinese lanterns, as the bright scarlet husks have the appearance of lights in the midst of the green foliage. Inside of these husks is the fruit, which is of a deep, ruby red color and of excellent flavor either as a fresh fruit for dessert or preserving or dried in sugar for fruit cakes or puddings. It is a perennial, the roots living over winter in the ground and producing a far better crop the second year. Pkt. 10c. Strong plants 10c each, 3 for 25c, doz. 75c.

[image] RAINBOW PANSY

[image] CHINESE HORN NUTS.

CHINESE HORN NUTS.
A large and most singular appearing nut, resembling buffalo horns, which is known botanically as Trapa Nutans. It is a native of China. It is a swamp plant, and will grow well in a jar of water. The nuts sprout in about ten days. Can be grown in an aquarium. We offer them in pkts. of 4 for 15c.

[image] CHINESE LANTERN PLANT

BIRD OF PARADISE FLOWER.
This plant properly known as Poinciana Gillesi, may be considered one of the wonders of nature, as it is of such curious and strange form. It is a rare plant and we presume but few of our customers have ever seen it in bloom. It attracted much attention on our place last summer. The flowers are large, about 2½ inches in diameter and are produced in very large trusses. They are of a rich golden yellow color, but the most attractive part is the large pistils, which are of beautiful bright crimson color and spread out in fan-shape. If the seed is started early, it will produce a profusion of blooms the first year. Per pkt. of 10 seeds, 10c.

[image] BIRD OF PARADISE FLOWER.

BE THE FIRST IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO GROW THESE NEW VARIETIES OF FLOWERS.

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