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The Browallia

The Browallia

Hibberd called the Browallia the American, or Occidental, forget-me-not. The Browallia elata had two varieties, the blue and the white.

To grow this pretty flower it was necessary to sow the seed in March in light rich soil, placing the pan containing the seed on a mild hotbedor a warm greenhouse. When the plants were somewhat forward they could be pricked out into pots, and have another period of growth within a warm house. Finally, having been hardened off (in frames), they could be planted out into the garden.

The Browallia might also be advantageously employed within the Victorian conservatory as a summer flower.

Information and image taken from F. Edward Hulme and Shirley Hibberd, Familiar Garden Flowers (Cassell, Peter, Galpin and Co.: London: c. 1890), 5 vols.

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