Image from page 82 of “Tulips” (1912) – London Picture

Identifier: cu31924002808412
Title: Tulips
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Jacob, Joseph
Subjects: Tulips
Publisher: London, T. C. & E. C. Jack
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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n, page 67):—Thestem should be strong, elastic, and erect, and about 30 inchesabove the surface of the bed. The flower should be largeand composed of six petals; these should proceed a littlehorizontally at first and then turn upwards, forming almosta perfect cup, with a round bottom, rather widest at the top.The three exterior petals should be rather larger than thethree interior ones and broader at their base; all the petalsshould have perfectly entire edges, free from notch or ser-rature; the top of each should be broad and well rounded;the ground colour of the flower at the bottom of the cupshould be clear white or yellow; and the various rich colouredstripes, which are the principal ornament of a fine tulip,should be regular, bold, and distinct on the margin, andterminate in fine, broken points, elegantly feathered orpencilled. The centre of each leaf or petal should contain one ormore bold blotches or stripes, intermixed with small portions PLATE V PRINCE OF AUSTRIA FRED MOORE

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THE FLORIST TULIP 59 of the original or breeder colour, abruptly broken into manyirregular obtuse points. Some florists are of the opinionthat the central stripes or blotches do not contribute to thebeauty and elegance of the tulip unless confined to a narrowstripe, exactly down the centre, and that they should beperfectly free from any remains of the original or breedercolour; it is certain such appear very beautiful and delicate,especially when they have a regular narrow feathering at theedge; but the greatest connoisseurs in this flower unanimouslyagree, that it denotes superior merit when the tulip aboundswith rich colouring, distributed in a distinct and regularmanner throughout the flower, except in the bottom of thecup, which it cannot be disputed should be a clear, brightwhite or yellow free from stain or tinge, in order to constitutea perfect flower. One can get a good idea of what an up-to-date tulip waslike about the year 1800 from a fine plate in ThorntonsTemple of Flora,

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