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.
The Garden says: -"Those of your readers who are in want of a quick-growing summer climber, for covering a wall or trellis, should procure this interesting Asclepiad. A small plant of it, little more than a foot high, with a few laterals, was turned out against an ordinary wall, with a warm exposure, about the end of May, and now covers five or six square yards of surface, every joint being furnished with a raceme of pure white flowers. A month hence the shoots will be pruned back, and the plant potted up for wintering in a warm greenhouse. I have yet to learn what degree of cold it will survive, but probably it would endure mild winters in the southern counties of England and Ireland. An easier plant to cultivate can hardly be imagined." And we notice it here to say that it is even a better plant for American gardens than for English ones. Last autumn the writer of this saw it in Ellis Park, in Chicago, more handsome than he ever saw it before covering trellises eight feet or more high with hundreds of its large, waxy, white flowers.
It is of cruel tastes, however, the flower catching insects without any use whatever, so far as is at present known.