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The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals
—1844—
by Mrs. Jane Wells Loudon

Original hand-coloured lithographic plates by Day & Haghe
Sheet size: approximately 8.5 x 11 inches
Mounted/Matted in an 11 x 14 inch mat—ready for a standard-sized frame!

Some plates have typical mild foxing, but the scans do not do justice to the beauty of these botanicals! They are spectacular.
All Loudon prints below are matted and shrink-wrapped. Some of the enlarged photos do not show the entire mat.


Miss Jane Wells Loudon
(1807-1858)

Illustrated floral publications for gardeners were extremely popular in the 19th century. Some specialized in flower gardens maintained by ladies. The most popular of these was created by Jane Wells Loudon who published the Ladies Flower Garden beginning in 1842 with 48 hand-coloured lithographs covering ornamental annuals. She later added 5 publications covering other flowers grown in ladies' flower gardens.

Mrs. Loudon's love of flowers is apparent in this statement from her introduction to the first publication:

"The love of flowers is calculated to improve our best feelings, and subdue our bad ones; and we can hardly contemplate the beauty and richness of a flower-garden withou feeling our hearts dilate with gratitude to that Almighty Being who has made all these lovely blossoms, and given them to us for our use."

The popularity of these florals remains one and a half centuries later, and Mrs. Loudon's florals are still highly sought after by collectors and decorators. We were fortunate in obtaining a copy at a London auction and now present the same to supplement our already outstanding collection of floral prints.

See also our Miss Jane Loudon hand-coloured lithographs from
British Wild Flowers (1849)

Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 9
1. Clarkia pulchella. The pretty Clarkia.
2. C. p. alba. The white variety.
3. C. elegans. The elegant Clarkia.
4. C. e. rosea. The rose-coloured variety.
5. C. rhomboides. The rhomboid Clarkia.
6. Eucharidium concinnum. The neat Euchardium.
$95
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 11
1. Mathia annua var striata. The striped annual, or ten-week stock.
2. Mathia annua var purpurea. The double-flowered purple varietuy.
3. Mathia annua var alba. Double-flowered white variety.
4. Mathia annua var lateritia. Double-flowered brick red variety.
5. Malicomia maritima. The Virginian Stock.
$95
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 13
1. Epimedium macranthum.
2. Leontice Altiaica.
3. Jeffersonia diphylla
4. Diphylleia cymosa
$85
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 14
1. Viola tricolor. The common Heartsease
2. V. lutea. The yellow Heartsease.
3-7. Hybrids and varieties of Heartsease.
$95
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 22
1. Lupinus mutablis. The changeable Lupine.
2. L. m. Cruikshankii. Mr. Cruikshank's Lupine.
3. L. nanus. The dwark Lupine.
4. L. leptophyllus. The meagre-leaved Lupine.
5. L. luteus. The Canary bird flower.
$95
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 27
1. Phlox Drummondi. Drummond's Phlox.
2. Leptosiphon densiflorus. The dense-flowered Leptosiphon.
3. L. Adrosaceus. The Androsace-like Leptosiphon.
$75
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 29
1. Clintonia pulchella
2. Isotoma axillaris
3. Lobelia hypocrateriformis
4. L. ramosa
5. L. gracilis
6. L. g. var rosea
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 33
1. Centaurea Crocodylium
2. C. (Amberboa) moschata alba
3. C. (Amberboa) moschata
4. C. (Amberboa) suaveolens
5 to 8. C. cyanus
9. Ammoblium alatum
$95
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 34

1 and 3. Rhodanthe Manglesii. Captain Mangle's Rhodanthe.
2. Podolepis gracilis. The slender Podolepis.
4. Morna nitida. The shining Morna.
5. M. nivea. The Snowy Morna.
6. Helichyrsum bicolor. Two-coloured Everlasting.
7. H. macranthus. Large-flowered Everlasting.
8. H. bracteatum. The Corn Bluebottle and varieties.
9. Xeranthemum annuum, fl. pl. The double purple Xeranthemum.
10. X. a., var. album. The white Xeranthemum.

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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 40
1. Martynia probescidea
2. M. diandra
3. M. lutea
$75
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 41
1. Collinsia grandiflora
2. C. heterophylla
3. C. bicolor
4. C. parviflora
$85
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 45
1. Nicotiana Tabacum (Virginian Tobacco)
2. N. acuminta 3. N. noctiflora
4. N. multivalvis 5. N. longiflora 6. N. glutinosa 7. N. Persica 8. N. Langsdorfii
$125
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 47
1. Petunia nyctaginflora
2. P. phoenicea
3. Thunbergia alata albiflora
4. T. alta
5. Hyoscyamus niger
6. Solanum campanulatum
$95
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Mrs. Loudon's Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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PLATE 48
1. Erythraea aggregata 2. chora perfoliata 3. Pladera decussata 4. Gentiana quinqueflora 5. G. nivalis 6. G. amarella 7. Erythraea littoralis 8. E. centaurium
$75
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See also Jane Loudon's British Wild Flowers
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