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.
With specimens of this beautiful hardy shrub, which is undoubtedly A. speciosa, a Hingham, Mass., correspondent writes: " Having read the article on the various species of Andromeda, in the Gardener's Monthly, I take the liberty of writing you to inquire can you judge from the enclosed if this is the A. speciosa. I have had it twelve years, and it is said to be that. Do you know the A. pulverulenta ? I thought this not the speciosa. The one I have has been very handsome, having many spikes, covered with these beautiful white flowers from eight to ten inches long. Our Boston Society gave me, last week, their bronze medal".