This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It is to the Messrs. Veitch that we are indebted for this valuable acquisition. I believe it is now sufficiently well tested in this country to establish its merits, and that it will be found to supply a want long felt by florists - a free-flowering tea rose, producing handsomely formed buds of the richest velvety crimson color. The drawing gives a fair representation of the bud and flower when well grown. When forcing for its buds, this variety should be grown as near the glass as possible, to bring out its richest tints; otherwise its brilliant crimson merges into an undefined pink.
H. E. C