Gardeners' Chronicle (3rd series) 31: 61-62 (Jan 25, 1902)


According to a recent number of Le Jardin, M. LINDEMUTH lately showed before the Prussian Horticultural Society some interesting specimens of grafting, in which the graft had exercised a more or less marked influence on the stock. The plants were:—

1st, Yellow Wallflower on Red Cabbage, in which the plant had developed below lateral branches of Wallflower, with a shoot of Cabbage and a head of Red Cabbage.

2ndly, Brussels Sprout on Yellow Wallflower.

3rd, Abutilon Thompsoni on Althaea narbonensis. The former is a shrub, the second is a herbaceous plant. Owing to the influence of the Abutilon the branches of the Althaea became persistent, and indeed, are two years old.

4th, Solanum erythrocarpum on Tomato (S. lycopersicum). The Tomato being the more rapid grower, communicated this property to S. erythrocarpum.

5th, Malvastrum capense became variegated by grafting with Abutilon Thompsoni.

6th, Hybrid Petunia on Nicotiana glauca. If Petunias are grafted on the stems of Nicotiana of rapid growth, fine shoots of Petunias on the stems can certainly be obtained. Mr. WINTER, of Bordighera, has already made this experiment, and has grafted Petunias on many branches of Nicotiana glauca, which in that district grows as a shrub. The effect should have been very fine, but a storm bruised the heavy branches of the Petunias.

7th, A new plant, with variegated foliage, Sida Napaea, obtained by grafting with Abutilon Thompsoni, was a success in one instance, while another specimen remained green.

8th, Althaea rosea (Hollyhock) became variegated by the influence of the graft of Abutilon Thompsoni. Young seedlings of Althaea rosea, of Malvastrum capense, and variegated Anoda hastifolia have, so far, remained green.