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.
A most distinct species, collected by Mr. Thomas Hogg, in St. Domingo,, 1872, but now for the first time offered for sale, we believe, either here or in Europe. It was exhibited in full bloom at New York Horticultural Society's show in June of 1876, and attracted general admiration. It grows not more than 18 inches high, forming a round bush, every shoot being terminated with a raceme of orange-scarlet, wax-like flowers. It is of the easiest culture, and will undoubtedly become a standard plant, both for the greenhouse in spring, or for bedding out in partial shade in summer. As a market plant, from its distinct and beautiful appearance, it will have few equals. - P. Henderson.