1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume IX

Hermannia Lavendulifolia

Lavender-Leaved Hermannia
Class and Order
Monadelphia Pentagynia
Generic Character
Pentagyna. Caps. 5-locularis. Petala basi semitubulata, obliqua.
Specific Character and Synonyms
HERMANNIA lavendulifolia foliis lanceolatis obtusis integerrimis. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. ed. 14. Murr. p. 611. Ait. Kew. v. 2. p. 413.
HERMANNIA frutescens folio Lavendulæ latiore et obtuso flore parvo aureo Boerh. Dill. Hort. Elth. t. 147.

The Hermannia here figured is a plant of humble growth, forming a small bushy shrub, a foot or a foot and a half in height, and producing numerous flowers thinly scattered over the branches, the greatest part of the summer; it is this disposition which it has of flowering so freely, that renders it a desirable plant for the greenhouse, in which it is commonly kept, and of which it is an old inhabitant.

Dillenius has figured it in his admirable work the Hortus Elthamensis, published in 1732; hence we learn that it was cultivated in Mr. Sherard's celebrated garden at Eltham prior to that date.

It is a native of the Cape, and is readily increased by cuttings.

304Hermannia Lavendulifolia
Hermannia Lavendulifolia
Lavender-Leaved Hermannia

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