This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
New distinct species from Mexico, introduced by M. Roezl, the distinguished collector, flowering freely, from 12 inches up to two feet in diameter, producing long terminal spikes of pure white flowers with yellow eye. It is recommended for pot-culture, as in the conservatory it will produce a succession of its flowers throughout the autumn and winter, when most acceptable for bouquets and table-decoration. It will be found a desirable substitute for Lily of the Valley, as used in our bouquets with so charming an effect when arranged so as to overtop the other flowers by one or two inches. - Carter.