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.
J. J. S., is right in his estimate of this plant. Its rapid growth, immense trusses of flowers changing from green to white and then to pink, and its autumnal blooming gives it a high rank. The first plant in this country was received in Flushing, direct from Japan in 1862, and has proved one of the best things introduced from that country. I have trained a single stem of it six feet high, and the flowers are now pendent from it in graceful curves. I have a fancy that my Hydrangea tree will one day startle beholders.