D. Kalmiaeflora which has
flowers somewhat like Mountain Laurel is the tenderest of all the hybrids.
THE FOLLOWING ARE
Deutzia carnea is a most lovely flowering
shrub, having numerous panicles, 4 to 4-1/2 inches long, of pink or pinkish
red flowers, and blossoms in a normal season, about June 28th. This is a
hybrid between Deutzia gracilis and D. eurpurascens and is usually
catalogued under the name of Deutzia discolor carnea.
Deutzia elegantissima is just what the name implies—a most elegant
flowering shrub. It sends up slender branches, which produce branchlets 5
inches long, terminated by broad corymbs of handsome white flowers which are
tinted outside and inside with pinkish red. It usually blossoms about June
1st. This is a hybrid between Deutzia purpurascens and D. Sieboldiana, and
is catalogued under the name of Deutzia discolor elegantissima.
Deutria Kalmiaeflora. As the name implies the flowers have a faint
suggestion of Kalmia blossoms. They are produced in smallish corymbose
clusters. The blossoms are rose tinted inside and strongly marked with
carmine outside. This is a very beautiful form and is a hybrid between
Deutzia parviflora and D. purpurascens. We find this to be one of the most
tender of the hybrids. It is apt to be injured in a very severe winter. It
is usually in bloom about June 1st.
Deutzia Lemoinei Boule de Neige is always very noticeable in
bloom. The numerous dense upright panicles of creamy white flowers stand out
prominently. This is one of the progeny of Deutzia gracilis crossed with D.
parviflora. It is very hardy, and blossoms usually about May 30th.
D. rosea campanulata.
"One of the most charming of all." Bell shaped white flowers and reddish
calyx. May 30.
Deutzia magnifica and its forms represent hybrids between
Deutzia scabra and D. Vilmorinae. Deutzia magnifica formosa, has double
white flower panicles with petals somewhat reflexed on branchlets 5 to 8
inches long. This is very showy and floriferous, and would appear to be an
excellent form for cut flower purposes. It flowers about June 21st.
Deutzia magnifica insignis, bears strong marks of Deutzia
Vilmorinae, one of the parents. The branches are slender and dark colored,
with smallish leaves. The double white, broad flower panicles, somewhat
inclined to be corymbose, on slender branchlets 5-1/2 inches long are very
conspicuous. It blossoms about June 19th.
Deutzia magnifica latiflora is a form with single large flowers on
upright panicles. The pure white single blossoms are very attractive. The
flowers on our plants however, do not attain the size the originators claim
for them, as they state they are 1-1/2 inches across. Perhaps when the
plants become better established, the inflorescence may improve. It blossoms
about June 21st.
Deutzia myriantha is a hybrid between Deutzia parviflora and Deutzia
setchuenensis, as given by the Lemoines. Alfred Rehder places it as a hybrid
between Deutzia Lemoinei and D. purpurascens. This is hardy with us, which
surprises me, as one of the alleged parents, Deutzia setchuenensis will not
stand our winters. Deutzia myriantha is a charming garden plant. The large
loose pure white flower cymes are produced on slender branchlets, and stand
out prominently. It blossoms about June 21st. Forms a bush 2-1/2 to 3 ft.
Deutzia myriantha Fleur de Pommier is a neat, upright branching
shrub, producing numerous flowering branchlets four to six inches long,
terminated by the showy rosy pink corymbose clusters. [Hence its varietal
name signifying " apple blossom "]. A beautiful garden plant, and blossoms
about May 30th.
"ROSEA" FAMILY GROUP
The following Deutzias are all the resulting progeny of crossing Deutzia
gracilis with Deutzia purpurascens.
Deutzia rosea is a small growing shrub, with arching branches.
When in bloom the branches are thickly covered with pretty panicles of pink
flowers, turning in a few days to deep rosy pink. This is a dainty flowering
shrub and usually is in bloom about May 28th. It flowers about the same time
as the common Deutzia gracilis.
Deutzia rosea campanulata is one of the most charming of all
Deutzias. It grows freely; and the long, graceful, arching branches covered
with the panicles of campanulate, or bell-shaped, large white flowers,
surrounded by reddish calyx lobes, combine to make it an extremely beautiful
form. It usually is in blossom about May 30th. This should be in the
collection of any person who wanted, say six of the best Deutzias.
Deutzia rosea carminea stands out prominently as a highly colored
form in bloom. The habit is upright, and the panicles of deep rosy pink
flowers, distinctly carmine red outside, give it a singular appearance. The
young branches and branchlets are darkish red in color. It is usually in
bloom about June 1st.
Deutzia rosea eximia is a most superb form. The habit is inclined
to be upright. The numerous flowering branchlets, 5 to 5-1/2 inches long are
terminated by handsome flower panicles. The blossoms are a 7/8ths of one
inch across, and are richly tinted with deep rosy pink outside. It generally
comes in flower about May 28th.
D. rosea has
pink flowers becoming rosy as they age. A small growing shrub that flowers
Deutzia rosea grandiflora forms a bush of
considerable size, and is inclined to grow more vigorously than most of the
hybrids. This was sent out by the Lemoines a number of years since, and we
have grown it for a good many years. The white flowers are almost one inch
across, and beautifully rose tinted on the outside, and borne on numerous
ample conspicuous panicles. It flowers about May 30th.
Deutzia rosea multiflora is distinct for its abundant white flower
panicles, which are thickly clustered together on compact small bushes. The
blossoms are 7/8ths of one inch across. It is in full bloom in normal
seasons about May 28th.
Deutzia rosea venusta is a form with remarkably pure white
flowers, and the individual blossoms about 15-16 of one inch across. The
flowers are borne on large conspicuous panicles on fastigiate branches,
which renders it very distinct amongst other Deutzias. It blossoms about May
D. rosea grandiflora.
White flowers rose tinted on the outside. Almost an inch across. A vigorous
grower. May 30.