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Mr. Thomas Hogg, Nurseryman

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Retail, closed and reference only rose nursery   Listing last updated on 15 Jun 2017.
Catalog: Printed.
New York, New York
United States
The following mention of Thomas Hogg's nursery appears on page 1518 of Volume 3 of The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture . . . , edited by Liberty Hyde Bailey


The nursery of Thomas Hogg . . . was an important establishment. In a "Catalogue of the ornamental trees and shrubs, herbaceous and greenhouse plants, cultivated and for sale by Thomas Hogg, nurseryman and florist," 1834, there are sixteen small pages, double columns, of mere lists of species and varieties, comprising no less than 1,200 entries of great variety. These were offered at "The New York Botanic Garden in Broadway, near the House of Refuge." The first Thomas Hogg, an Englishman, procured land in 1822 in upper Broadway (where Twenty-third Street now is), and began business as florist and nurseryman. In 1840 they were removed to Seventy-ninth Street and East River, and here the sons, Thomas and James, assisted the father, who died in 1855. Later, James had a garden at the foot of Eighty-fourth Street, and here he grew many plants sent from Japan, by his brother Thomas, who resided and traveled in that country . . ..


Harison's Yellow was listed on page 4 as "Harrisonia dbl. yellow."


Hogg's Catalogue listed the following roses (all spellings as they appeared):
Species--Rosa ferox; Rosa bracteata; Rosa rubifolius
Garden Varieties--Blush Belgie; Watson's blush; Dwarf burgundy; Burning coal: Cinnamon; Hundred leaved; Maiden's blush; Red four seasons; White four seasons; White moss; Red moss; Fleur de Parade; Unique or White Provence; Dutch Provence; Queen; Ranunculus; Striped rosa mundi; St. Francis; Single White Scotch; Single red [Scotch]; Double white [Scotch]; Double red [Scotch]; Double blush [Scotch]; Stadtholder; Single sweetbriar; Double red sweetbriar; Tuscany; Blush monthly; Shell; Duprina; Velvet; Cabbage Provence; Giant; Pyramidal; Harrisonia dbl yellow.

In addition, Hogg makes this note: "For other garden roses, see China roses in the Greenhouse Catalogue."

 
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