Foreword; Preface; 1. The plant as a whole; 2. History of the auricula; 3. Meal and colour; 4. The groups of auriculas; 5. The origins of the auricula; 6. Cultivation; 7. Auricula breeding; Additional references; Plates.
A 1951 botanical account of the auricula, but also a social history of this most popular of 'florist's flowers'.