Gardening for the Million eBook

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Eucryphia Pinnatifida.—­A dwarf evergreen shrub with flowers resembling a white St. John’s Wort.  It grows best in a compost of loam and peat, and is propagated by cuttings planted in sand, and subjected to heat.

Eugenia Ugni.—­An evergreen shrub which produces white flowers in May, succeeded by round, edible berries.  It should be grown in loam and peat.  Ripened cuttings may be struck in sand under glass.  Height, 4 ft.

Eulalia Japonica.—­A hardy perennial Giant Grass.  It is very handsome as single specimens on lawns, or used in groups on the margins of shrubberies.  The flower panicles in their first stage have erect branches, but as the flowers open these curl over gracefully, resembling a Prince of Wales feather.  Height, 6 ft.

Euonymus Radicans Variegata.—­A hardy evergreen shrub which, given a sunny situation, will grow in any soil, though a rich, sandy one is preferable.  It may be increased by layers, by seed, by cuttings of ripe wood taken early in autumn and planted in the shade, or by dividing strong roots.  May is its time to flower.  Height, 6 ft.  Other varieties of the Euonymus, or Spindle Tree, are equally hardy, and easy to propagate.

Eupatorium Odoratum.—­A greenhouse shrub which bears sweet-scented white flowers in August, continuing in bloom for a long while.  It may be planted out at the end of May, but must be lifted before the frost comes.  When flowering ceases, give less water and prune hard back.  It grows well in peat and loam, and is increased by seed or by cuttings of the young shoots in spring in bottom-heat.  Pinch back freely until the end of July, leaving all growth after that period.  Height, 2-1/2 ft.

Euphorbia.—­An elegant class of plants.  The stove and greenhouse varieties are generally succulent, and require but little water, while the hardy kinds need plenty of moisture.  Any rich, light soil suits them, but for the tender, succulent plants it should be mixed with brick rubbish.  Best grown from seed, though the roots may be divided.  Height, 2 ft.

Eurya Latifolia Variegata.—­A fine, variegated, large-leaved evergreen, very suitable for covering a low wall, or for conservatory decoration.  It delights in a compost of loam and peat, and is propagated by cuttings planted in a sandy soil on gentle heat.  Height, 2 ft.

Eurybia.—­Very pretty flowering shrubs for walls, borders, or rockeries.  They require a light, rich soil, and may be increased by seeds sown early in spring on a gentle hotbed.  Height, 2 ft.

Eutaxia Myrtifolia.—­Pretty evergreen shrubs, suitable for the greenhouse.  They thrive best in a mixture of peat and loam, and require the pots to be well drained.  To have nice bushy plants they must be pinched back well.  Cuttings will strike in sand under glass.  They flower in August.  Height, 1-1/2 ft.

Eutoca.—­Exceedingly pretty hardy annuals.  Sow the seed in light soil early in spring where it is to flower, and thin out so that the plants have plenty of room.  They bloom in July.  Height, 1-1/2 ft.

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