The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Flower exports from Italy

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128.The flowers and plants of ornament supplied by Italy to Britain are chiefly orange and lemon trees from Genoa and Leghorn. A few bulbs of Narcissi and other flowers are also imported; and within the last twenty years the tuberose has been grown for this purpose. The seeds of balsams, carnations, French and African marigolds, and a few other ornamental flowering plants, are also sent to England.