This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A genus of pretty Australian Heath-like plants requiring greenhouse treatment, and a compost of sandy peat. The long narrow tubular flowers droop from the shoots in profusion, and are deep crimson, white, pink, or red in colour. Not so much grown now as formerly. Raised from cuttings.