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.
We have at present, says a correspondent of the "Garden" a row of Czar Violet, in patches about 400 feet long, at the bottom of a south wall. These flower freely and long in Spring and early Summer. The runners are chopped off with with a spade several times during the season to keep the shoots vigorous, which get a good size in a single season, and about November and onwards we take up a number of patches at a time, pot them in eight-inch pots, and put them into the Vineries or Peach-houses, or anywhere convenient, where there is a gentle heat. Thus treated, flowers quickly make their appearance, large and sweetly scented; and, though the plants do not continue to bloom for a very long time, we have plenty of them to fall back upon, and, therefore, introduce another batch.